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  • "Answer at Once": Letters of Mountain Families in Shenandoah National Park, 1934-1938

    By Katrina M. Powell

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813934938
    • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
    • Published: March 2013
  • 100 Oklahoma Outlaws, Gangsters, and Lawmen 1839-1939

    By Robert Barr Smith

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781589803848
    • Publisher: PELICAN PUBLISHING COMPANY
    • Published: April 2007
    -Take[s] readers back to the untamed West when the pistol, the rifle, and the rope provided justice and only the hand-me-down stories divided the lawmen from the lawless.---ForeWordThe period between 1839 and 1939 bore witness to the sometimes atrocious exploits of renegades and regulators around Oklahoma. The 100 profiles and biographical essays in this volume of popular history include Bonnie and Clyde, Belle Starr, Machine Gun Kelly, the James brothers, the Youngers, the Doolins, the Daltons, and numerous other well-known and lesser-known criminals and officials.From the revelry of whiskey towns to the shootouts, massacres, and misunderstandings of wild Oklahoma, Dan Anderson and Laurence Yadon present interesting and little-known facts about this romanticized era. Characters include such unlikely personalities as Jim Miller, the devout Methodist assassin; Bud Trainor, a gang operator turned deputy U.S. marshal; and Lloyd Barker, the founder of the Central Park Gang, who became an assistant manager of a snack shop and was later gunned down by his wife. Dan Anderson is a former newswriter, photographer, features writer, and columnist. He has been honored with multiple awards from the Associated Press for spot news reporting, investigative reporting, and newswriting. Laurence Yadon is an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator. He and Anderson have also coauthored 200 Texas Outlaws and Lawmen: 1835-1935, Ten Deadly Texans, and Arizona Gunfighters, all available from Pelican.
  • 101 Glimpses of Historic Micanopy

    By Steve Rajtar

    Our Price: $12.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781596295094
    • Publisher: History Pr
    • Published: August 2008
  • 1692 Witch Hunt

    By George Malcolm Yool

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781556135651
    • Publisher: Heritage Books
    • Published: April 1992
  • An 1864 Directory and Guide to Nevada's Aurora

    By Clifford Alpheus Shaw

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781442138216
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
    • Published: April 2009
    Revised November 30, 2011, Edition.Looking out over the deserted landscape today it is hard to imagine that 150 years ago this remote corner of western Nevada was home to over five thousand people living in a thousand buildings, many of which were made of brick. This book provides a snapshot in time of what it was like to live in a promising young city at the peak of prosperity on the Western frontier during the Civil War and includes 37 photographs and illustrations, 9 maps, numerous historic newspaper advertisements, and detailed descriptions of Aurora's buildings, businesses, churches, social organizations, schools, government, mines, roads, and newspapers. The book also includes a list of Aurora's residents from 1861 to 1864, an annotated list of historic California newspaper articles written about Aurora during 1860 to 1864, and an account the largest public celebration in Aurora's sixty year history-the "Grand Celebration" of July 4, 1864.
  • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

    By Richard Hansen

    Our Price: $21.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780738596587
    • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
    • Published: May 2013
    The Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906 is an unparalleled disaster in the history of San Francisco. More than 4.5 square miles of San Francisco burned and crumbled into a windswept desert of desolation. We will see this scene from behind the camera, covering before the earthquake through the fire and into the rebuilding of the city. The waterfront in the east to Golden Gate Park in the west and the marina in the north to Mission District in the south will be viewed. City hall and along Market Street through the center of the city will be covered. Stories from survivors and new information, like doctored photographs, will be included. Thirty years of research will be merged to give you an accurate account.
  • The 1939-1940 New York World's Fair (Images of America)

    By Bill Cotter

    Our Price: $21.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780738565347
    • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
    • Published: June 2009
    After enduring 10 harrowing years of the Great Depression, visitors to the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair found welcome relief in the fair's optimistic presentation of the "World of Tomorrow." Pavilions from America's largest corporations and dozens of countries were spread across a 1,216-acre site, showcasing the latest industrial marvels and predictions for the future intermingled with cultural displays from around the world. Well known for its theme structures, the Trylon and Perisphere, the fair was an intriguing mixture of technology, science, architecture, showmanship, and politics. Proclaimed by many as the most memorable world's fair ever held, it predicted wonderful times were ahead for the world even as the clouds of war were gathering. Through vintage photographs, most never published before, The 1939-1940 New York World's Fair recaptures those days when the eyes of the world were on New York and on the future.
  • The 1984 New Orleans World's Fair

    By Bob Cotter

    Our Price: $21.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780738568560
    • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
    • Published: December 2008
  • 200 Years of Latino History in Philadelphia

    By Sabrina Vourvoulias

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780578106601
    • Publisher: Temple Univ Pr
    • Published: November 2012
  • 900 Miles from Nowhere

    By Steven R. Kinsella

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780873515726
    • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Pr
    • Published: September 2006
    It was on the vast American prairie that people from around the world seized the opportunity for personal and economic freedom promised by free land. Traveling across oceans and continents, these hard-nosed, pragmatic people began arriving in the 1860s with shovels and plows, convinced they were part of something important. They were. Putting hand to plow and breaking the sod for their first crude homes, these hardy settlers left an indelible imprint on American history and on the country's character. Though many of their ventures ended in failure, they permanently enhanced the nation's diversity and its sense of independence and resourcefulness.900 Miles from Nowhere is the chronicle of the daily lives and personal struggles of Great Plains settlers, told in their own voices through many never-before-published letters, diaries, and photographs.
  • Abington, Jenkintown, and Rockledge

    By Not Available

    Our Price: $21.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780738504735
    • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
    • Published: October 2000
  • Abstracts from Loudoun County, Virginia Guardian Accounts

    By Patricia B. Duncan

    Our Price: $23.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781585495900
    • Publisher: Heritage Books
    • Published: October 2007
  • Abstracts of Charles County, Maryland Court and Land Records

    By Elise Greenup Jourdan

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781585492855
    • Publisher: Heritage Books
    • Published: December 2007
  • Abstracts of Charles County, Maryland Court and Land Records

    By Elise Greenup Jourdan

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781585495504
    • Publisher: Heritage Books
    • Published: December 2007

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