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Author(s): John Frayn Turner
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2016-05-24
ISBN-10: 1783831197
ISBN-13: 9781783831197
Language: English
Description: This unique book, now republished, was the first of its kind to be published on British aircraft of the Second World War. Aviation enthusiasts and aero-modelers can see British aircraft as they really were, through magnificently reproduced color photographs. Each of the forty-nine types of aircraft is accompanied by a brief ‘biography’ together with tables of the most important marks and their specifications, engine, span, length, height, weight, crew number, maximum speed, service ceiling, normal range and armament. There is also a section on British aircraft in action, which includes accounts of outstanding exploits by the pilots of different... more...
]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:20:05 GMT Hitler versus Stalin: The Eastern Front 1942 - 1943: Stalingrad to Kharkov (Images Of War) (by Nik Cornish) http://www.ebooks-share.net/hitler-versus-stalin-the-eastern-front-1942-1943-stalingrad-to-kharkov-images-of-war/
Author(s): Nik Cornish
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2017-03-31
ISBN-10: 1783463996
ISBN-13: 9781783463992
Language: English
Description: The second year of the Second World War on the Eastern Front was dominated by Stalingrad, the protracted battle for the city on the Volga, and this is the major episode in this volume of Nik Cornish’s four-volume photographic history of the conflict. Stalingrad was a turning point in the war, the moment when the Red Army seized the initiative and threw back the German invaders. But the struggle at Stalingrad was far from the only focus of the fighting during 1942 and 1943. German forces conquered the Crimea, besieged Leningrad and advanced deep into the Caucasus. The Red Army took the offensive, not only at Stalingrad but at Rzhev, Kharkov and... more...
]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:40:16 GMT Japanese Battleships: Fuso & Ise Classes (ShipCraft Series) (by Robert Brown) http://www.ebooks-share.net/japanese-battleships-fuso-ise-classes-shipcraft-series/
Author(s): Robert Brown
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
Publish date: 2017-03-31
ISBN-10: 1473883377
ISBN-13: 9781473883376
Language: English
Description: The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeler through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sisterships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring color profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modeling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by... more...
]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:20:19 GMT Operation LUSTY: The Race for Hitler's Secret Technology (by Graham M. Simons) http://www.ebooks-share.net/operation-lusty-the-race-for-hitler-s-secret-technology/
Author(s): Graham M. Simons
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2016-06-15
ISBN-10: 1473847370
ISBN-13: 9781473847378
Language: English
Description: Graham Simons has been granted access to a staggering archive; a wealth of fascinating documentation that has never before seen the light of day. Category 1, top secret documents, prepared by the Director of Technical Services at Wright Field in 1945, feature lists of aircraft, radar equipment, and other military and aviation accessories that the United States and the Allies lusted after in the dying days of The Second World War and during the post-War period, when enemy secrets were more hungrily sought than ever. Details of information gleaned over the course of Operation LUSTY (LUftwaffe Secret TechnologY) are included in the form of reports,... more...
]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:20:10 GMT Hitler's Grey Wolves: U-Boats in the Indian Ocean (by Lawrence Paterson) http://www.ebooks-share.net/hitler-s-grey-wolves-u-boats-in-the-indian-ocean/
Author(s): Lawrence Paterson
Publisher: Frontline Books
Publish date: 2016-10-12
ISBN-10: 1473882737
ISBN-13: 9781473882737
Language: English
Description: Very little has been written about the U-boat war in the Indian Ocean, where almost forty German submarines were assigned to operate from the Malaysian port of Georgetown alongside troops of the occupying Imperial Japanese forces. From that base they sailed across the vast Indian Ocean and into the Pacific. Success in this theatre of war could very possibly have swung the tide of battle in North Africa in favour of Rommel, and the joint operations with the Japanese allowed the Germans to penetrate the Pacific Ocean for the first time, attacking shipping off the Australian coast and hunting off New Zealand. Plans were even made to attack US supply... more...
]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:26 GMT Secret Duties of a Signals Interceptor: Working with Bletchley Park, the SDS and the OSS (by Jenny Nater) http://www.ebooks-share.net/secret-duties-of-a-signals-interceptor-working-with-bletchley-park-the-sds-and-the-oss/
Author(s): Jenny Nater
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2017-03-31
ISBN-10: 1473887127
ISBN-13: 9781473887121
Language: English
Description: The Second World War upended many lives, disrupting patterns and routines and bringing an array of terrifying new dangers with it. For Jenny Nater, the war brought great sadness but also opportunity. Like many women left behind on the home front during the war, she found herself in an unforeseen scenario in which her talents could be put to an unexpected use. But her war was destined to play out almost entirely in secret. Jenny served as a bilingual wireless operator in the top-secret Special Duties service (Y) at Dover, intercepting traffic from German surface craft in the English Channel and reporting it back to Bletchley Park (X). In this post... more...
]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:22 GMT Railway Guns: British and German Guns at War (by Dr John Goodwin) http://www.ebooks-share.net/railway-guns-british-and-german-guns-at-war/
Author(s): Dr John Goodwin
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2017-02-03
ISBN-10: 1473854113
ISBN-13: 9781473854116
Language: English
Description: In the nineteenth century the War Office showed little interest in developing large heavy artillery for its land forces, preferring instead to equip its warships with the biggest guns. Private initiatives to mount a gun on a railway truck pulled by a steam engine were demonstrated before military chiefs in the Southern Counties, but not taken up. However, the development of longer-range guns, weighing up to 250 tons, to smash through the massive armies and trench systems on the Western Front in 1916, led to a rethink. The only way to move these monsters about quickly in countryside thick with mud was to mount them on specially built railway trucks... more...
]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:19 GMT Sherman Tanks of the British Army and Royal Marines: Normandy Campaign 1944 (Tankcraft) (by Dennis Oliver) http://www.ebooks-share.net/sherman-tanks-of-the-british-army-and-royal-marines-normandy-campaign-1944-tankcraft/
Author(s): Dennis Oliver
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2017-03-31
ISBN-10: 1473885302
ISBN-13: 9781473885301
Language: English
Description: With production in excess of 55,000 the Sherman tank was eventually in service with most Allied armies of the Second World War and by the time of the Normandy landings was the mainstay of Britain's armored battalions. In his second book in the TankCraft series, Dennis Oliver uses wartime photos and extensively researched, exquisitely presented color illustrations to cover the Sherman tanks used by the units of the Royal Armoured Corps and the Royal Marines during the fighting in northern France. As with all the books in the TankCraft series, a large part of this work showcases available model kits and aftermarket... more...
]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:11 GMT Aces, Airmen and The Biggin Hill Wing: A Collective Memoir 1941 - 1942 (by Jon E C Tan) http://www.ebooks-share.net/aces-airmen-and-the-biggin-hill-wing-a-collective-memoir-1941-1942/
Author(s): Jon E C Tan
Categories: History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2017-03-31
ISBN-10: 1473881692
ISBN-13: 9781473881693
Language: English
Description: During the Second World War, RAF Biggin Hill was one of Fighter Command’s premier stations. Throughout the Battle of Britain and beyond, it became a hotbed of talent and expertise, home to many of the Command’s most notable and successful squadrons. Both on the ground and in the air, Biggin Hill had a formidable reputation and its prowess was very much built on a partnership between air and ground personnel, including squadron members, specialist engineers, armorers and other ground-crew. This fascinating new book from Jon Tan offers a rich account of the years 1941-1942, an incredibly varied and eventful period in Biggin’s story. The... more...
]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:40:25 GMT Mi-1, Mi-6 and Mi-26: The Soviet Heavy Lift Choppers (Flight Craft) (by Yefim Gordon) http://www.ebooks-share.net/mi-1-mi-6-and-mi-26-the-soviet-heavy-lift-choppers-flight-craft/
Author(s): Yefim Gordon
Categories: History > Military, History > Europe
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2016-07-08
ISBN-10: 1473823897
ISBN-13: 9781473823891
Language: English
Description: Developed in the early 1950s to meet a Soviet Army requirement and first flown in June 1957, the Mi-6 was the largest-yet helicopter created in the Soviet Union. Its notable features included a power-plant consisting of two turbo-shaft engines (for the first time on a Soviet helicopter) and stub wings offloading the main rotor in forward flight; the cabin was big enough to accommodate artillery systems and tactical ballistic missiles. Built by two plants, the Mi-6 saw service with the Soviet Air Force (including participation in the Afghan War) and the air arms of several Soviet allies. It also proved valuable as a civil air-lifter during oilfield... more...
]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:40:18 GMT Malta's Greater Siege: & Adrian Warburton DSO* DFC** DFC (USA) (by Paul McDonald) http://www.ebooks-share.net/malta-s-greater-siege-adrian-warburton-dso-dfc-dfc-usa/
Author(s): Paul McDonald
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2016-02-20
ISBN-10: 1473860083
ISBN-13: 9781473860087
Language: English
Description: This is a true historical account of war in the air, at sea and on land in the battle for Malta’s survival in the Second World War. It was a battle which decided the outcome of the war in North Africa and the Mediterranean. Adrian Warburton, the airman described in the subtitle by Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Tedder, went missing in 1944 in a single-seat American aircraft. He had flown at least 395 operational missions mostly from Malta. Unusually for a reconnaissance pilot, ‘Warby’ as he was known was credited with nine aircraft shot down. He lay undiscovered for sixty years. He is the RAF’s most highly decorated photo-recce pilot.... more...
]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:40:14 GMT German Night Fighters Versus Bomber Command 1943-1945 (The Second World War by Night) (by Martin W. Bowman) http://www.ebooks-share.net/german-night-fighters-versus-bomber-command-1943-1945-the-second-world-war-by-night/
Author(s): Martin W. Bowman
Categories: History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2016-07-08
ISBN-10: 1473849799
ISBN-13: 9781473849792
Language: English
Description: This new volume from Martin Bowman examines the closing years of the Second World War, as the tide turned against the German and Axis forces. It includes riveting firsthand accounts from German fighter pilots caught up in some of the most dramatic night time conflicts of the latter war years. Viewing Bomber Command's operations through the eyes of the enemy, the reader is offered a fresh and intriguing perspective. Set in context by Bowman's historical narrative, these snippets of pilot testimony work to offer an authentic sense of the times at hand.
]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:20:25 GMT Wicked Bay City, Michigan (by Tim Younkman) http://www.ebooks-share.net/wicked-bay-city-michigan/
Author(s): Tim Younkman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.
Publish date: 2016-05-30
ISBN-10: 1467135542
ISBN-13: 9781467135542
Language: English
Description: From unscrupulous lumber barons to Hell’s Half Mile, Bay City history casts a sinister shadow. Pope Leo XIII was forced to intervene when rioting Catholic immigrants seized St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and battled one another in the city’s streets. The police discovered prostitute Lou Hall nearly beaten to death in the Block of Blazes. And respected publishing mogul Edwin T. Bennett’s secret life led to the death of a young woman in a Bay City hotel room. Join author Tim Younkman for a wild ride into the city’s wicked side.
]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:00:41 GMT Staging the Great Circus Parade (Images of Modern America) (by Jim Peterson, Donna Peterson) http://www.ebooks-share.net/staging-the-great-circus-parade-images-of-modern-america/
Author(s): Jim Peterson, Donna Peterson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publish date: 2016-05-23
ISBN-10: 1467115738
ISBN-13: 9781467115735
Language: English
Description: Milwaukee was home to the Great Circus Parade for almost 30 years. Beginning in 1963 and continuing until 1972, the parade became an annual tradition, except in 1967 when the event was cancelled because of civil unrest. Revived on a smaller scale in 1980, the parade traveled between Baraboo and Chicago until it returned to Milwaukee in 1985. Each year, it grew in size and scope, gaining national prominence. The old-fashioned circus parade became an event of mammoth proportions, requiring an army of volunteers working behind the scenes.
]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:40:23 GMT Magic Mountain (Images of Modern America) (by Robert McLaughlin) http://www.ebooks-share.net/magic-mountain-images-of-modern-america/
Author(s): Robert McLaughlin
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publish date: 2016-04-25
ISBN-10: 1467134759
ISBN-13: 9781467134750
Language: English
Description: Nestled in the foothills of Golden, Colorado, construction began on Magic Mountain just two years after Disneyland’s opening season. Through never-before-seen photographs, Magic Mountain tells the exciting story of the first attempt in America to spread the Disneyland model. The dream of a theme park in Colorado was conceived by Walter F. Cobb and designed by Marco Engineering of Los Angeles. The park saw tens of thousands of visitors, even during the construction period. They witnessed live gunfights and playhouse melodramas and took a ride on the Magic Mountain railroad. Unfortunately, the park closed at the end of its premier season in 1960,... more...
]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:40:04 GMT East Tennessee Beer (American Palate) (by Aaron Carson, Tony Casey) http://www.ebooks-share.net/east-tennessee-beer-american-palate/
Author(s): Aaron Carson, Tony Casey
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publish date: 2016-05-16
ISBN-10: 1467118699
ISBN-13: 9781467118699
Language: English
Description: Brewing history in East Tennessee is a roller coaster ride. In 1879, Knoxville’s twenty-five saloons allegedly poured an estimated five thousand drinks per day. The drinks slowed for nearly half a century during Prohibition. Afterward, the beer scene made a slow resurgence. With modern events like Tennessee Oktoberfest, Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza and Brewer’s Jam, East Tennessee revels as the unequivocal leader of the state’s craft beer industry. Growth continues with new breweries like Sleepy Owl Brewery, Alliance Brewing Company and Crafty Bastard Brewery. Beer writers Aaron Carson and Tony Casey divulge fermented accounts of this... more...
]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:20:13 GMT A People's History of the Lake of the Ozarks (by Dan William Peek, Kent Van Landuyt) http://www.ebooks-share.net/a-people-s-history-of-the-lake-of-the-ozarks/
Author(s): Dan William Peek, Kent Van Landuyt
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publish date: 2016-04-25
ISBN-10: 146713550X
ISBN-13: 9781467135504
Language: English
Description: For tourists, the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks must seem in complete harmony with the natural order of its surroundings. Even lifelong natives can struggle to imagine a time when the reservoir created by the Bagnell Dam didn’t exist. But beneath the placid waters of the lake that draws bustling visitors to its shores lies the drama of a remote Ozark community suddenly thrust into an urban world. True locals Dan William Peek and Kent Van Landuyt piece together the fascinating story of how that community adapted to the lake that redefined their home.
]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:40:13 GMT A Brief History of Vashon Island (by Bruce Haulman) http://www.ebooks-share.net/a-brief-history-of-vashon-island/
Author(s): Bruce Haulman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publish date: 2016-05-09
ISBN-10: 1626191697
ISBN-13: 9781626191693
Language: English
Description: Reachable only by ferry, Vashon Island is a breathtaking rural retreat from the bustling activity of nearby Seattle and Tacoma. The island’s first inhabitants, the sx̌ʷəbabš, took advantage of its evergreen forests and rich marine resources. In 1792, George Vancouver was the first Anglo to discover the island and named it after Captain James Vashon. By the late 1800s, the first white settlers had established farms and greenhouses that supplied nearby cities with berries, tomatoes and cucumbers. Ferries drove development in the later half of the century, introducing new industries and tourism to the area. While both influenced by and isolated... more...
]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:40:10 GMT A History of Transportation in Western North Carolina (by Terry Ruscin) http://www.ebooks-share.net/a-history-of-transportation-in-western-north-carolina/
Author(s): Terry Ruscin
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.
Publish date: 2016-10-31
ISBN-10: 1467137065
ISBN-13: 9781467137065
Language: English
Description: Traveling across the treacherous and diverse landscape of western North Carolina is a challenge historically met with human ingenuity. Mountain traces of Native Americans, dusty stagecoach routes and vital railroads lined the region. Asheville installed the state's first electric streetcars. Intrepid young men and women continued North Carolina's aviation legacy. The Buncombe Turnpike helped tame the Blue Ridge Mountains, allowing livestock drives to reach markets in South Carolina. Author Terry Ruscin reveals the visionaries and risk-takers who paved the way to the Land of the Sky in a wondrous examination of western North Carolina transportation... more...
]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:40:43 GMT Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town (by Brian Alexander) http://www.ebooks-share.net/glass-house-the-1-economy-and-the-shattering-of-the-all-american-town/
Author(s): Brian Alexander
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publish date: 2017-02-14
ISBN-10: 1250085802
ISBN-13: 9781250085801
Language: English
Description: For readers of Hillbilly Elegy and Strangers in Their Own Land **One of The Week's 20 Books to Read in 2017** **One of Bustle's 16 Best Nonfiction Books Coming in February 2017** Beth Macy, author of Factory Man: "Remarkably nuanced...this book should be required reading." "Glass House’s subtitle...hints at the book’s difference from its best-selling predecessor. Alexander’s book is less personal, less tortured, a work of journalism far more willing to indict forces larger than the stubborn, delusional pride of the white working class. This book hunts bigger game." ―Slate In 1947, Forbes magazine... more...
]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:40:12 GMT America: Past and Present, Combined Volume (10th Edition) (by Robert A. Divine, Ariela J. Gross, T. H. Breen, H. W. Brands, R. Hal Williams) http://www.ebooks-share.net/america-past-and-present-combined-volume-10th-edition/
Author(s): Robert A. Divine, Ariela J. Gross, T. H. Breen, H. W. Brands, R. Hal Williams
Publisher: Pearson
Publish date: 2012-07-01
ISBN-10: 020590520X
ISBN-13: 9780205905201
Language: English
Description: Focuses students on the story of American history.    America : Past and Present integrates the social and political dimensions of American history into one chronological narrative, providing students with a full picture of the scope and complexity of the American past. Written by award-winning historians, it tells the story of all Americans—elite and ordinary, women and men, rich and poor, white majority and minorities.   MyHistoryLab icons are paired with images in the text for more thorough integration between the book and online resources.     A better teaching... more...
]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:20:19 GMT Oxnard Sugar Beets (Lost) (by Jeffrey Wayne Maulhardt) http://www.ebooks-share.net/oxnard-sugar-beets-lost/
Author(s): Jeffrey Wayne Maulhardt
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.
Publish date: 2016-10-31
ISBN-10: 1467136794
ISBN-13: 9781467136792
Language: English
Description: In the early 1890s, farmers Albert Maulhardt and John Edward Borchard discovered Ventura County's favorable conditions for a highly profitable new cash crop: the sugar beet. Not long after inviting sugar mogul Henry T. Oxnard to the area, construction began on a $2 million sugar factory capable of processing two thousand tons of beets daily. The facility brought jobs, wealth and the Southern Pacific rail line. It became one of the country's largest producers of sugar, and just like that, a town was born. Despite the industry's demise, the city of Oxnard still owes its name to the man who delivered prosperity. A fifth-generation descendant, local... more...
]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:21:17 GMT The Original Battle Creek Crime King: Adam "Pump" Arnold's Vile Reign (True Crime) (by Victoria Hester, BLAINE PARDOE) http://www.ebooks-share.net/the-original-battle-creek-crime-king-adam-pump-arnold-s-vile-reign-true-crime/
Author(s): Victoria Hester, BLAINE PARDOE
Publisher: The History Press
Publish date: 2016-08-08
ISBN-10: 1467119296
ISBN-13: 9781467119290
Language: English
Description: Adam "Pump" Arnold was both feared and regaled in Victorian- era Battle Creek. He was a bootlegger and a pimp, a robber and a con artist, an arsonist and a loan shark and even an assassin. Arnold faced off with the city over illegal liquor sales and flaunted his victory with a life-size statue of the mayor dressed as a hobo. Called the "greatest criminal in the history of Battle Creek," Arnold was convicted in a captivating public trial for the murder of his own son. Join authors Blaine Pardoe and Victoria Hester as they explore the life and misdeeds of the unabashed criminal mastermind who rocked Battle Creek to its core.
]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:20:52 GMT Native Americans of East-Central Indiana (American Heritage) (by Chris Flook) http://www.ebooks-share.net/native-americans-of-east-central-indiana-american-heritage/
Author(s): Chris Flook
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.
Publish date: 2016-06-06
ISBN-10: 1467118567
ISBN-13: 9781467118569
Language: English
Description: Native Americans lived, hunted and farmed in east-central Indiana for two thousand years before the area became a part of the Hoosier State. Mounds and enclosures built by Adena and Hopewell peoples still stand near the White River and reflect their vibrant and mysterious cultures. The Lenape tribes moved to east-central Indiana many years later after the Northwest Indian War. Led by the great chiefs Buckhongehelas and Kikthawenund, the White River Lenape attempted to forge an identity after being forced from their homeland on the Atlantic coast. Place names like Delaware County, Muncie, Yorktown and Anderson demonstrate the importance of the tribe... more...
]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:00:46 GMT New Jersey Hessians: Truth and Lore in the American Revolution (American Legends) (by Peter T. Lubrecht) http://www.ebooks-share.net/new-jersey-hessians-truth-and-lore-in-the-american-revolution-american-legends/
Author(s): Peter T. Lubrecht
Publisher: The History Press
Publish date: 2016-11-21
ISBN-10: 1467118109
ISBN-13: 9781467118101
Language: English
Description: During the American Revolution, Great Britain hired thirty thousand German troops to fight rebellious colonists. Five thousand of those troops marched across New Jersey from Princeton and Trenton all the way to the northern tip of Sussex County. Though popular legend would cast them as cold and vicious mercenaries, many were prisoners of war with little choice. Stories of their exploits still circulate in New Jersey, from the headless Hessian of the Morristown Swamp to the mysterious Ramapo Mountain people. Join author Pete Lubrecht as he navigates the myth of Hessian troops in New Jersey to separate fiction from fact.
]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:40:30 GMT Coppell, Texas: A History (Brief History) (by Jean Murph, Lou Duggan) http://www.ebooks-share.net/coppell-texas-a-history-brief-history/
Author(s): Jean Murph, Lou Duggan
Publisher: The History Press
Publish date: 2016-11-14
ISBN-10: 1467136611
ISBN-13: 9781467136617
Language: English
Description: Coppell history is rooted in peace and community. In 1843, Sam Houston met with ten native tribes along Grapevine Springs Creek to negotiate an accord to end fighting and allow trade and settlement in the area. When Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened in 1974, Coppell transformed from a farming hamlet into a thriving town with expanding economic opportunity. Through firsthand accounts with longtime residents and meticulous research, authors Jean Murph and Lou Duggan unfold the contemplative story of a complex and historic community.
]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:40:26 GMT Classic Restaurants of Indianapolis (American Palate) (by Jeffrey S. Kamm) http://www.ebooks-share.net/classic-restaurants-of-indianapolis-american-palate/
Author(s): Jeffrey S. Kamm
Publisher: The History Press
Publish date: 2016-11-14
ISBN-10: 1467118486
ISBN-13: 9781467118484
Language: English
Description: Indianapolis boasts a few restaurants more than one hundred years old. Eateries like the legendary Hollyhock Hill and St. Elmo's Steakhouse are classic staples in the capital city. But for every legendary local restaurant that exists today, several more are mere memories. Diners can no longer feast on heaping piles of coconut shrimp at the Key West Shrimp House or sip on a Brandy Alexander at Fireside after a well-cooked steak, but their legacies still live on. Author Jeff Kamm explores the historic restaurants and most-missed locales that continue to define Indianapolis's culinary heritage.
]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:40:16 GMT The Beartooth Highway: A History of America's Most Beautiful Drive (Transportation) (by Jon Axline) http://www.ebooks-share.net/the-beartooth-highway-a-history-of-america-s-most-beautiful-drive-transportation/
Author(s): Jon Axline
Publisher: The History Press
Publish date: 2016-08-29
ISBN-10: 1467135798
ISBN-13: 9781467135795
Language: English
Description: Traversing the spectacular Beartooth Highway in Montana and Wyoming is an unforgettable experience. The unspoiled mountain scenery along the highway inspired famed news correspondent Charles Kuralt to label it "America's most beautiful drive," yet the story behind this engineering marvel is largely unknown. It is an epic account of man versus nature to construct a road through unforgiving wilderness. Built during the height of the Great Depression and rising 10,947 feet above sea level, the Beartooth Highway sparked an economic boom in Red Lodge, Cooke City and Yellowstone National Park. Understandably, it continues to leave a profound impression... more...
]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:40:11 GMT Yankees and Rebels on the Upper Missouri (Military) (by Ken Robison) http://www.ebooks-share.net/yankees-and-rebels-on-the-upper-missouri-military/
Author(s): Ken Robison
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.
Publish date: 2016-09-05
ISBN-10: 1467135623
ISBN-13: 9781467135627
Language: English
Description: During the 1860s, the Missouri River served as a natural highway, through snags and rapids, from St. Louis to Fort Benton for steamboats bringing Yankees and Rebels and their families to the remote Montana territory. The migration transformed the Upper Missouri region from the isolation of the fur trade era to the raucous gold rush days that would keep the region in turmoil for decades. The influx of newcomers involved its share of dramatic episodes, including the explosion of the Chippewa triggered by a drunken crew member, the mystery of the fugitive James-Younger gang and Colonel Everton Conger’s journey from capturing John Wilkes Booth to the... more...
]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:20:16 GMT Historic Aircraft Wrecks of San Diego County (Disaster) (by G. Pat Macha) http://www.ebooks-share.net/historic-aircraft-wrecks-of-san-diego-county-disaster/
Author(s): G. Pat Macha
Publisher: The History Press
Publish date: 2016-08-29
ISBN-10: 1467118362
ISBN-13: 9781467118361
Language: English
Description: Clear weather and a natural harbor made San Diego an early aviation hub, but success in flight came with devastating tragedies. The remains of more than four hundred aircrafts lie scattered across the county’s deserts and mountains. Experts estimate that dozens more are on the ocean floor off the coast. In 1922, army pilot Charles F. Webber’s DeHavilland biplane went missing over Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. In 1978, Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 178 collided midair over San Diego and crashed in the residential North Park neighborhood, claiming the lives of 144 people in what was the worst airline disaster of the era. Author and aircraft... more...
]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:20:11 GMT The Corpsewood Manor Murders in North Georgia (True Crime) (by Amy Petulla) http://www.ebooks-share.net/the-corpsewood-manor-murders-in-north-georgia-true-crime/
Author(s): Amy Petulla
Publisher: The History Press
Publish date: 2016-08-08
ISBN-10: 1467119008
ISBN-13: 9781467119009
Language: English
Description: In 1982, Tony West and Avery Brock made a visit to notorious Corpsewood Manor under the pretense of a celebration. They brutally murdered their hosts. Dr. Charles Scudder and companion Joey Odom built the "castle in the woods" in the Trion forest after Scudder left his position as professor at Loyola. He brought with him twelve thousand doses of LSD. Rumors of drug use and Satanism swirled around the two men. Scudder even claimed to have summoned a demon to protect the estate. The murders set the stage for a trial vibrant with local lore. Author Amy Petulla uncovers the curious case that left two men dead and the incredible story still surrounded... more...
]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:24 GMT Happy Canyon: A History of the World's Most Unique Indian Pageant & Wild West Show (American Heritage) (by Rebeca Fletcher Waggoner) http://www.ebooks-share.net/happy-canyon-a-history-of-the-world-s-most-unique-indian-pageant-wild-west-show-american-heritage/
Author(s): Rebeca Fletcher Waggoner
Publisher: The History Press
Publish date: 2016-08-22
ISBN-10: 1467136778
ISBN-13: 9781467136778
Language: English
Description: For over a century, the Happy Canyon show has brought together families, friends and strangers to witness a joyous celebration of local history. Originally staged in 1914 by Roy Raley, the all-volunteer show presents a live retelling of Pendleton's founding that honors both the beauty of tribal life and the spirit of the Old West. Today, the show is truly a family affair, and many performers and organizers are descendants of those early actors and crew. Author Becky Fletcher Waggoner delivers a detailed, loving view of the show's history, illustrated with beautiful photography and fascinating archival photos that join past and present.
]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:20 GMT A Nutshell History of North Carolina (by Ben Fortson) http://www.ebooks-share.net/a-nutshell-history-of-north-carolina/
Author(s): Ben Fortson
Publisher: The History Press
Publish date: 2016-08-01
ISBN-10: 1467119288
ISBN-13: 9781467119283
Language: English
Description: From its dubious beginnings as a pirate-filled colony to a popular tourist destination, North Carolina has an amazingly colorful history. Author and illustrator Ben Fortson presents that history in the form of off-the-wall anecdotes, poignant insights and sublimely silly illustrations. Take a hilarious look at Daniel Boone's larger-than-life Carolina personality. Peruse an uproarious account of the Andrew Jackson birthplace controversy or politically astute commentary on the power of tobacco in the state. Fortson takes readers on a side-splitting and educational ride through the annals of Tar Heel State history.
]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:07 GMT Historic Tales of Bethlehem, New York (American Chronicles) (by Susan E. Leath) http://www.ebooks-share.net/historic-tales-of-bethlehem-new-york-american-chronicles/
Author(s): Susan E. Leath
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publish date: 2016-03-14
ISBN-10: 1467118559
ISBN-13: 9781467118552
Language: English
Description: Bethlehems bucolic countryside and bustling suburbs reflect the towns rich history. Uncover the stories that shaped the town from its Dutch settlement to today. Nathaniel Adams, along with his wife, Rhogenia, opened a stagecoach inn and became the first postmaster in what is now Delmar. The opening of the Albany and Susquehanna Railroad broadened travel and freight transportation. The LaGrange family farmed the same land for over two centuries and exemplified the regions deep agricultural roots. Suburbs flourished in the region following World War II. Drawing from her articles that first appeared in Our Towne Bethlehem, town historian Susan E.... more...
]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:40:14 GMT Cubs 100 (by Dan Campana, Rob Carroll) http://www.ebooks-share.net/cubs-100/
Author(s): Dan Campana, Rob Carroll
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publish date: 2016-03-07
ISBN-10: 1467118028
ISBN-13: 9781467118026
Language: English
Description: The Cubs have called Wrigley their home since 1916 and have treated their loyal followers with memories that have lasted for generations. From the legend of Babe Ruth’s called shot to Kerry Wood’s dominant twenty-strikeout performance, great games, notable names and a multitude of memorable moments have played out at Clark and Addison to create baseball’s most recognizable relationship: the Cubs and Wrigley Field. The authors of Wrigley Field: 100 Stories for 100 Years return to celebrate this grand anniversary with Cubs 100: A Century at Wrigley, a new collection of baseball tales, including highlights from the exciting 2015 season, from... more...
]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:20:38 GMT The Enemies of Rome: From Hannibal to Attila the Hun (by Philip Matyszak) http://www.ebooks-share.net/the-enemies-of-rome-from-hannibal-to-attila-the-hun/
Author(s): Philip Matyszak
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publish date: 2004-11-17
ISBN-10: 050025124X
ISBN-13: 9780500251249
Language: English
Description: A groundbreaking assessment of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, told from the point of view of the peoples vanquished by Rome. Until recently, it was assumed that Rome carried the torch of civilization into the barbarian darkness, bringing law, architecture, and literature to conquered peoples. The alternative view now suggests that many of Rome's enemiesthe Celts, Hebrews, and Phoenicians, for examplewere developing civilizations in their own right before obliteration at the Roman sword. Indeed, as Philip Matyszak argues, had Rome not crushed rivals so completely, the drop into the Dark Ages might not have occurred; at Rome's... more...
]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:20:09 GMT Omaha Food:: Bigger than Beef (American Palate) (by Rachel P. Grace) http://www.ebooks-share.net/omaha-food-bigger-than-beef-american-palate/
Author(s): Rachel P. Grace
Publisher: The History Press
Publish date: 2015-11-02
ISBN-10: 1467117811
ISBN-13: 9781467117814
Language: English
Description: Without its once-booming livestock industry, Omaha would be a very different place. Although it was originally known for its legendary steakhouses, today's eateries exceed the influence of cattle. Out of a rich foundation of traditions like steaks with hash browns and mostaccioli, Reubens and South O dive bars grew a creative culinary community with a fiercely loyal following. Today, Omaha is a platform for nationally recognized chefs. Home to one of America's greenest restaurants and the recent birthplace of the Rounder, the story of Omaha food is ripe for the telling. Author Rachel P. Grace celebrates the scene in this unapologetically witty... more...
]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:14 GMT Tredegar Iron Works: (Landmarks) (by Nathan Vernon Madison) http://www.ebooks-share.net/tredegar-iron-works-landmarks/
Author(s): Nathan Vernon Madison
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publish date: 2015-11-30
ISBN-10: 146711894X
ISBN-13: 9781467118941
Language: English
Description: One of the most important industrial landmarks in the nation lies in the heart of historic Richmond. The Tredegar Iron Works was the most prodigious ordnance supplier to the Confederacy during the Civil War, as well as an industrial behemoth in its own right. Named for the hometown of the Welsh engineers who built it, Tredegar remained one of Richmonds chief industrial entities for over a century. It produced ordnance during five wars and helped build the railroads that rapidly spread across the nation during the Gilded Age. Author Nathan Vernon Madison, utilizing a wealth of primary sources and firsthand accounts, chronicles the full history of a... more...
]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:11 GMT Historic Homes of New Albany, Indiana (Landmarks) (by David C. Barksdale, Gregory A. Sekula) http://www.ebooks-share.net/historic-homes-of-new-albany-indiana-landmarks/
Author(s): David C. Barksdale, Gregory A. Sekula
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: The History Press
Publish date: 2015-11-02
ISBN-10: 1467117730
ISBN-13: 9781467117739
Language: English
Description: New Albany's historic homes boast unique histories and fascinating stories of those who inhabited them. Founded in 1813 below the falls of the Ohio River, the city was Indiana's most populous by the middle of the nineteenth century. Many leading citizens built grand mansions and family dwellings that beamed with prosperity and influence. The architectural legacy during these formative years continued into the early twentieth century and produced historic neighborhoods with a rich collection of housing styles. Join authors David C. Barksdale and Gregory A. Sekula as they delve into the history of New Albany's most cherished old homes.
]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:07 GMT Union Station in Denver (Landmarks) (by Rhonda Beck) http://www.ebooks-share.net/union-station-in-denver-landmarks/
Author(s): Rhonda Beck
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publish date: 2016-02-08
ISBN-10: 1626199647
ISBN-13: 9781626199644
Language: English
Description: On June 1, 1881, Denvers Union Station opened as the largest structure west of the Mississippi. The station welcomed people from all walks of life, from pioneers and miners to U.S. presidents and Buffalo Bill Codyand even royalty from abroad. It served as the center point for transporting cargo to Denver before the rise in popularity of air travel. Due to revitalization efforts, Union Station is the centerpiece of the nations largest transportation hub and the pride of the city. Author Rhonda Beck explores the history and stories behind one of the Mile High Citys most iconic historic landmarks.
]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:40:22 GMT Slavery & the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire (by Michelle Arnosky Sherburne) http://www.ebooks-share.net/slavery-the-underground-railroad-in-new-hampshire/
Author(s): Michelle Arnosky Sherburne
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publish date: 2016-01-25
ISBN-10: 1467118346
ISBN-13: 9781467118347
Language: English
Description: New Hampshire was once a hotbed of abolitionist activity. But the state had its struggles with slavery, with Portsmouth serving as a slave-trade hub for New England. Abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, Nathaniel Peabody Rogers and Stephen Symonds Foster helped create a statewide antislavery movement. Abolitionists and freed slaves assisted in transporting escapees to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne uncovers the truth about slavery, the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement in New Hampshire.
]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:40:19 GMT Orzel: (Sports) (by Tobi Lopez Taylor) http://www.ebooks-share.net/orzel-sports/
Author(s): Tobi Lopez Taylor
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publish date: 2016-01-18
ISBN-10: 1626199620
ISBN-13: 9781626199620
Language: English
Description: In 1967, Scottsdales longtime Arabian horse breeder Ed Tweed embarked on a mission to race the horses he bred. He imported a chestnut stallion from Poland named Orzel, or Eagle in English, that flew past competitors to become the first U.S. National Racing Champion. Among other wins in halter and performance, Orzel was the victor in the debut of the U.S. National Championship Ladies Sidesaddle category, partnered with Tweeds granddaughter Shelley Groom Trevor. Thousands of fans visited the legendary performer in retirement at Brusally Ranch. Decades after Orzels death, horses he sired continue his winning legacy. Author Tobi Lopez Taylor chronicles... more...
]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:40:15 GMT Legendary Locals of Shreveport (by Gary D. Joiner, John Andrew Prime) http://www.ebooks-share.net/legendary-locals-of-shreveport/
Author(s): Gary D. Joiner, John Andrew Prime
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publish date: 2016-02-08
ISBN-10: 1467101788
ISBN-13: 9781467101783
Language: English
Description: Legendary Locals of Shreveport chronicles fascinating people who have made a difference in the Shreveport–Bossier City area. Some are good, some are bad, and more than a few are wicked. There are movie starlets, entertainers, decorated war veterans, gangsters, preachers, madams, politicians, giants of industry, and humble folk who rose to greatness or infamy. Shreveport began as a rough and tumble frontier town that came late to being “civilized.” A Baptist preacher shot one of Quantrill’s Raiders when he rode his horse into church during a Sunday service. The most famous madam in the region was also a suffragette. The first successful... more...
]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:40:07 GMT Murder & Scandal in Prohibition Portland: (True Crime) (by JD Chandler, Theresa Griffin Kennedy) http://www.ebooks-share.net/murder-scandal-in-prohibition-portland-true-crime/
Author(s): JD Chandler, Theresa Griffin Kennedy
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publish date: 2016-02-01
ISBN-10: 1467119539
ISBN-13: 9781467119535
Language: English
Description: The 1917 election of Mayor George Luis Baker ushered a long era of unscrupulous greed into Portland government. While supposedly enforcing prohibition laws, Baker ordered police chief Leon Jenkins to control and profit from the bootlegging market. Baker filled city coffers and his friends pockets with booze-soaked cash while sensational headlines like the 1929 affair between policeman Bill Breuning and informant Anna Schrader scandalized the city. Maligned in the press, Schrader executed a bitter campaign to recall the mayor. In 1933, a hired gunman murdered special investigator to the governor Frank Aiken a day before he would have filed a report... more...
]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:40:04 GMT Abandoned Asylums of Massachusetts (Images of Modern America) (by Tammy Rebello, L.F. Blanchard) http://www.ebooks-share.net/abandoned-asylums-of-massachusetts-images-of-modern-america/
Author(s): Tammy Rebello, L.F. Blanchard
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publish date: 2016-02-01
ISBN-10: 1467115541
ISBN-13: 9781467115544
Language: English
Description: This collection of photographs, history, and firsthand accounts gives readers a glimpse at the roots of mental health. These vignettes are born of the personal stories of those who worked at these facilities, those who were institutionalized, and their families. The authors took the time to listen to their stories and endeavored to understand their pasts and recognize how these events continue to influence the mental health industry today. Pictured throughout are the physical relics of the placesthe now largely abandoned asylumswhere these stories unfurled.
]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:20:20 GMT Navajo and Hopi Art in Arizona: Continuing Traditions (by Rory O'Neill Schmitt PhD) http://www.ebooks-share.net/navajo-and-hopi-art-in-arizona-continuing-traditions/
Author(s): Rory O'Neill Schmitt PhD
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publish date: 2016-02-01
ISBN-10: 1467117897
ISBN-13: 9781467117890
Language: English
Description: Arizonas Navajo and Hopi cultures span multiple generations, and their descendants continue to honor customs from thousands of years ago. Contemporary artists like Hopi katsina doll carver Manuel Chavarria and Navajo weaver Barbara Teller Ornelas use traditional crafts and techniques to preserve the stories of their ancestors. Meanwhile, emerging mixed-media artists like Melanie Yazzie expand the boundaries of tradition by combining Navajo influences with contemporary culture and styles. Local author Rory Schmitt presents the regions outstanding native artists and their work, studios and inspirations.
]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:20:14 GMT Cleveland Beer:: History & Revival in the Rust Belt (American Palate) (by Peter Chakerian, Leslie Basalla) http://www.ebooks-share.net/cleveland-beer-history-revival-in-the-rust-belt-american-palate/
Author(s): Peter Chakerian, Leslie Basalla
Publisher: The History Press
Publish date: 2015-11-02
ISBN-10: 146711779X
ISBN-13: 9781467117791
Language: English
Description: Cleveland loves its craft beer. The city's breweries are flourishing under a period of brewing renewal and an insatiable taste for quality local craftsmanship. But Cleveland's brewing industry hasn't always enjoyed such prosperous times. The industry boomed during the 1800s only to see Prohibition, dwindling demand and increased competition stifle production. Each brewery, one by one, closed its doors until none remained. In 1988, Patrick and Daniel Conway opened the fledgling Great Lakes Brewing Company, and the industry was born anew. Today, local visionaries are engineering the comeback and bringing national attention to Cleveland's... more...
]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:00:08 GMT Great Danbury State Fair, The (Landmarks) (by Andrea Zimmermann) http://www.ebooks-share.net/great-danbury-state-fair-the-landmarks/
Author(s): Andrea Zimmermann
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: The History Press
Publish date: 2015-11-02
ISBN-10: 1626199574
ISBN-13: 9781626199576
Language: English
Description: The first Danbury Fair was held under a borrowed tent in 1869. Over the next 112 years, the fair expanded to a ten-day event, earning a national reputation for its themed villages, giant figures, grandstand shows and wildly popular stock car races. The twelve formal venues for music and entertainment on the fairground included the World of Mirth Theater and the Orange Bowl Stadium. Under the management of oil magnate John W. Leahy, the fair retained its great hometown appeal as city dwellers flocked to the fair by the thousands. Venture back to the autumn days of zany ostrich races and Zembruski's polka music with Andrea Zimmermann as she explores... more...
]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:00:04 GMT Lost Ski Areas of Colorado's Central and Southern Mountains (by Caryn Boddie, Peter Boddie) http://www.ebooks-share.net/lost-ski-areas-of-colorado-s-central-and-southern-mountains/
Author(s): Caryn Boddie, Peter Boddie
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publish date: 2015-11-16
ISBN-10: 162619713X
ISBN-13: 9781626197138
Language: English
Description: Colorado's central and southern mountains still draw droves of skiers to the slopes. However, many of the historic runs and areas that were popular over the past century -- some near the current resorts of Aspen, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Purgatory, Telluride and Vail -- no longer exist. Local hills like Whittaker Ranch near Eagle featured little more than a rope tow and warming hut. Now underneath Lake Dillon, Prestrud Jump hosted tournaments where Olympian Anders Haugen broke ski-jumping world records. From Lands End near Grand Junction to Sugarite near Trinidad, from swanky Hoosier Pass in Summit County to Stoner in Montezuma County, authors... more...
]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:40:13 GMT Lost Restaurants of Louisville (American Palate) (by Michelle Turner, Stephen Hacker) http://www.ebooks-share.net/lost-restaurants-of-louisville-american-palate/
Author(s): Michelle Turner, Stephen Hacker
Publisher: The History Press
Publish date: 2015-11-02
ISBN-10: 1467118125
ISBN-13: 9781467118125
Language: English
Description: Louisville was home to fine cuisine long before the famous restaurant rows on Bardstown Road, Frankfort Avenue and East Market Street. Mazzoni's served the area's first rolled oyster. At the C-54 Grill, guests dined inside a remodeled aircraft, and Kaelin's prepared its classic cheeseburger. Hasenour's sauerbraten and Hoe Kow's war sui gai are two dishes that still make local mouths water when mentioned. Authors Stephen Hacker and Michelle Turner revisit the vivid personalities, celebrated spaces and unique recipes that made Louisville's historic eateries unforgettable.
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