Pittsburg (Images of America) by Marti Aiello

By Marti Aiello

located on the some distance reaches of the Bay quarter, Pittsburg has lengthy been perceived as a commuter city, an out-of-the-way bed room neighborhood. but this urban has a wealthy and sundry background stretching again to the early days of statehood and has performed a massive position in trade, either to the country and to the Bay region. earlier than lengthy the burgeoning urban had a fishing rivaling that of San Francisco's famed Fisherman's Wharf and a mostly Italian fishing group. by way of the 1900s, a stunning variety of industries organize factories alongside the waterfront estate of Pittsburg. In 1942, the start of global struggle II introduced the development of Camp Stoneman, a tremendous departure element for lots of servicemen. Later, the town grew to become often called a residential vacation spot. Readers of this booklet would certainly see Pittsburg in a brand new gentle as they benefit from the amazing and sundry stories of the city's earlier generations.

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Eureka and Humboldt County: California (Images of America) by Clarke Historical Museum

By Clarke Historical Museum

The cry among the redwoods-Eureka!-was the shout heard from early pioneers in 1850 as they got here to settle in Humboldt County. Discovery of gold completely replaced the area's background, and at last result in the extraction of Humboldt's different common source: the "red gold" of its forests. Captured the following in over two hundred classic images is the pictorial historical past of this bountiful county and its residents.

As the gold fever pale within the past due 1800s, Humboldt County's fundamental resource of grew to become the lumbering of its monstrous redwoods. Pictured listed below are the boys and machines that felled, transported, and milled the lumber, in addition to pictures of the dependent Victorian mansions of the industry's lumber barons, similar to William Carson. Weaving the heritage of Humboldt County jointly are the tales of its earliest citizens, together with the local American tribes, fevered Gold Rushers, the early chinese language group, railroad employees, shipyard sailors, and industrious farming households, all of whom created the root it flourishes on today.

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The Comanche Empire (The Lamar Series in Western History) by Pekka (Hamalainen) Hamalainen

By Pekka (Hamalainen) Hamalainen

In the eighteenth and early 19th centuries, a local American empire rose to dominate the fiercely contested lands of the yankee Southwest, the southern nice Plains, and northern Mexico. This robust empire, equipped by means of the Comanche Indians, eclipsed its numerous eu competitors in army prowess, political status, monetary strength, advertisement succeed in, and cultural impact. but, before, the Comanche empire has long gone unrecognized in American history.


This compelling and unique e-book uncovers the misplaced tale of the Comanches. it's a tale that demanding situations the belief of indigenous peoples as sufferers of ecu enlargement and gives a brand new version for the heritage of colonial enlargement, colonial frontiers, and Native-European kinfolk in North the United States and in other places. Pekka Hämäläinen indicates in brilliant element how the Comanches equipped their particular empire and resisted eu colonization, and why they fell to defeat in 1875. With vast wisdom and deep perception, the writer brings into transparent reduction the Comanches’ amazing effect at the trajectory of history.

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Glen Rose, Texas (Images of America) by Gene Fowler

By Gene Fowler

Charles Barnard, a Connecticut entrepreneur, settled within the Brazos Valley in 1849, operating an Indian buying and selling submit. He equipped a gristmill in 1860 close to the confluence of the Brazos and Paluxy Rivers, round which the city of Glen Rose sprang up. Captured right here in over 2 hundred classic images and postcards is the background of this imperative little Texas city, from its origins as a mill city, to the bed room group of citadel worthy that it has turn into at the present time. In its earliest days, settlers flocked to the quarter from the war-torn South through the Civil warfare. through the 1900s, either Somervell County and Glen Rose tested popularity as a vacationer lodge, supplying springs and artesian waters to heal the physique and spirit. Naturopathic and magnetic healers equipped sanitariums, whereas locals equipped vacationer parks to entertain the crowds that got here for leisure and leisure. Showcased listed here are photos of the Hill postcard assortment, which relay the interesting tale of Glen Rose as a sport mecca, the Moonshine Capital of Texas in the course of Prohibition, the invention of the notorious dinosaur tracks, and its improvement because it enters the twenty first century.

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Loudoun County: People and Places (Images of America) by Mary Fishback

By Mary Fishback

even though geography performs an important function in a place�s identification, it's the humans and their tales that make a space unique. Loudoun County is one such position, a county recognized for its attraction and unique
personality. during the last 250 years, the county has drawn a very eclectic inhabitants from internationally, and those diverse immigrant teams have formed the county�s background with their church buildings, faculties, and businesses�all nonetheless essentially obvious into the twenty-first century. Loudoun County: humans and locations highlights the typical lifetime of its
citizens during the county, shooting in note and snapshot the neighborhood taste of Leesburg and the county�s many old cities and villages. owning a robust spiritual presence, Loudoun County is dotted with many elderly church buildings, representing a large community of ideals and faiths,
and this quantity takes readers on a unprecedented visible travel showcasing their appealing exteriors and numerous architectural kinds. through the remainder of the paintings, readers will stumble upon scenes of forgotten one-room schoolhouses, posed snapshots of early school contributors and scholars, and diversified perspectives round the county that trap early companies, neighborhood celebrations, and well-known houses. This e-book additionally incorporates a bankruptcy at the images of Winslow Williams, a prolific neighborhood studio photographer whose paintings has preserved many scenes and common faces
around the county.

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The Waterman: The Patriot and the Great Cannon Train (The by Norris van den Berg

By Norris van den Berg

established upon the diary of 1 of basic George Washington’s employees officials, The Waterman recounts the possible very unlikely delivery of fifty nine cannon three hundred miles over land and water from toes. Ticonderoga to Boston within the useless of harsh iciness 1776. those cannon gave normal Washington the lacking artillery he desperately wanted for his gorgeous, first victory over the invincible British forces.

During this two-month heroic take advantage of, dealing with ferocious climate and bold assaults by means of ruthless British spies, the story’s protagonist, Continental army Lieutenant Dan Saunders perseveres with crafty and audacious braveness. with his dependable compatriot, Paul Williams, a former pirate and slave, the pair led a ragtag workforce of volunteers to succeed and switch the tide in a single of younger America’s such a lot inspirational, early milestones towards independence.

A specified portrayal of ways issues have been in 1775: sailboats and transportation at sea, attitudes of “rebels” and their ingenuity in defeating a miles higher enemy and the attitudes of loyalists towards freemen. the tale strikes correct alongside and stored me interpreting until the top.

Randy Repass, Founder and Chairman of West Marine Inc.

After interpreting THE WATERMAN, each reader should want to stand over the resting areas of Dan and Paul to pay their respects! We needs to settle, even though, for the information that the patriots who really accomplished this remarkable challenge, set a benchmark for heroism and tenacity which maintains to path its means in the course of the veins of the boys and ladies of today’s military.

Rear Admiral Ray Smith, USN, ret. Former leader of army Seals

concerning the Author

Norris van den Berg was once born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland the place he constructed a keenness for crusing and naval heritage. He admires the spirit and beliefs of the early progressive patriots and has tried to percentage this ardour in his first novel.

Mr. van den Berg graduated in philosophy and arithmetic from the collage of Maryland. ahead of this venture, he was once a founding companion of a enterprise capital company following his profession as an government within the software program undefined.

Mr. van den Berg lives together with his spouse in Lake Tahoe, Nevada yet he can usually be present in Annapolis or fly fishing in Montana and the Florida Keys.

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Texas after the Civil War: The Struggle of Reconstruction by Carl H. Moneyhon

By Carl H. Moneyhon

As the Civil conflict ended, the South—and specially Texas, which had escaped the army ravages of the war—stood poised on the point of a brand new social, financial, and political order. Congressional Reconstruction, the Freedmen’s Bureau, the U.S. military, and a Republican country management all presaged swap. still, Texas in 1874 extra heavily resembled the Texas of 1861 than someone may need envisioned at war’s finish. Reconstruction had remade little.

In Texas after the Civil War, Carl H. Moneyhon reconsiders the explanations Reconstruction didn't reside as much as its promise. He exhibits that the interval used to be no longer one among corruption and irresponsible govt, as past reviews had argued; nor was once the Republican regime of Edmund J. Davis without accomplishments. particularly, the truth that the Civil struggle had shaken yet no longer destroyed the antebellum group made the resistance to adjustments in executive and society even more than somewhere else within the South. Moneyhon vividly examines the nature of violence within the country, in addition to the social and monetary forces that formed the reaction to Reconstruction.

Clearly and engagingly written, masterful in its survey of the final fifty years of analysis at the period, this booklet will stand because the definitive synthesis and interpretation of Reconstruction in Texas for years to come.

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Memoirs from the Turbulent Years and Beyond: Analysis and by Hubert Poetschke

By Hubert Poetschke

"In the creation, I in brief tested the struggle among born back Poland in 1918 after over one hundred twenty years of international oppression and the Bolshevik/Communist Russia in 1920. This used to be the 1st Bolshevik/Communist Russian Expansionist struggle. The Bolsheviks/Communists less than the management of Lenin began this battle, hoping for speedy victory over a really vulnerable Poland, simply beginning the unifying procedure after lengthy oppression. Poland used to be partitioned by way of Germany, Russia, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire by way of the tip of the eighteenth century. The target of Lenin and his horde of Communist disciples, in addition to of the Communist foreign banditry, was once to beat Poland. additionally, very quickly in a while, they driven into Germany, who used to be defeated in WWI and suffering economically without military and intensely terrible humans. German Communists have been attempting to absolutely make the most this case and begin a revolution instantly after Poland used to be defeated and opened the door to Western Europe for Communist conquest. regrettably for Lenin, the mass assassin and his Communist crimson military hordes, it was once no victory. They have been defeated at Warsaw, they usually retreated speedily northeast and some months later, they signed the Peace Treaty in Riga, Latvia. Poland kept the Western civilization and Christianity in 1920 and stopped the unfold of Communism to Western Europe.
In the subsequent half, WWII, I defined the beginning of the battle by way of the Germans invading Poland from the west, north, and south. furthermore, 16 days later, the Communist Soviet Union invaded from the east in line with the pact among Hitler and Stalin, made in August of 1939. The Germans have been taking western Poland. The Communist Soviet Union used to be taking japanese Poland as bandits, Hitler and Stalin, divided the loot and commenced plundering Poland. Germany and the Communist Soviet Union have been equivalent aggressors, they usually have been both chargeable for beginning WWII. Our kin lived in western Poland, which used to be occupied by way of Germans. It used to be a brutal career. The Germans begun construction the focus camps, like Auschwitz and others; even if, for the 1st years of career, all of the prisoners have been Polish Christians. From concerning the center of 1942 to Auschwitz, Polish Jews began coming, and soon after, Jews from different eu nations occupied by way of Germans additionally arrived. The Germans devoted horrendous crimes opposed to the Polish Christians and varnish Jews less than their career. The lifestyle in western Poland turned very tough and hazardous. The underground resistance military, referred to as domestic military, used to be becoming quick. The target of the house military used to be to struggle German occupants in lots of various forms.
In japanese Poland, occupied via the Communist Soviet Union, the lives of the Polish humans have been dramatically turning into worse. They have been methodically exterminated through Communist Soviets, the worst barbaric savages. The Communist Soviets have been additionally sending Polish humans by way of millions day-by-day to Siberian gulags, to slave exertions. The Germans dedicated holocaust opposed to Jewish humans in the course of WWII in addition to holocausts opposed to Polish humans. The Communist Soviet Union, via order of Joseph Stalin and his Politburo, devoted holocausts opposed to Polish humans in japanese Poland. in the course of WWII, Poland had the top lack of inhabitants by means of percent of overall inhabitants, approximately 25 percentage, the top percent of any state on this planet. while WWII led to 1945, Poland was once devastated past mind's eye, and the worst half was once that the German profession used to be exchanged for Communist Soviet Union career, which might final for a really lengthy forty-five years.
The years 1945–1968, covers the interval of creating Communist regulate over Poland starting in 1945 till 1948 through Communists despatched to Poland from Moscow. This was once a really tricky time, whilst the Communist Soviets’ NKVD/KGB and the Polish Communist governm

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Jewish Life in Akron (Images of America) by Arlene Cohen Rossen,Beverly Magilavy Rose

By Arlene Cohen Rossen,Beverly Magilavy Rose

within the mid-1800s, many Jewish households joined the western enlargement and emigrated from Germany to Akron, a canal city that still had an inviting geographical region. They sought fiscal defense and non secular freedom--a new begin in a brand new city. however it used to be now not a simple lifestyles. They equipped their Jewish neighborhood into cultural and non secular teams, and by means of the 20 th century, their efforts attracted vital and japanese ecu Jews with differing life. In 1929, the Akron Jewish heart opened and supplied a spot for the entire varied Jewish teams in Akron to collect. It additionally performed an incredible position in elevating information of the richness of Jewish existence within the Akron group. Jewish lifestyles in Akron celebrates a hundred and fifty years of Jewish tradition, relatives, company, and organizational existence via classic pictures, many by no means ahead of released, and assisting history.

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Captives in Blue: The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy by Roger Pickenpaugh

By Roger Pickenpaugh

Captives in Blue, a examine of Union prisoners in accomplice prisons, is a spouse to Roger Pickenpaugh’s past groundbreaking booklet Captives in grey: The Civil struggle Prisons of the Union, rounding out his exam of Civil conflict prisoner of warfare facilities.


In June of 1861, just a couple of weeks after the 1st photographs at citadel Sumter ignited the Civil struggle, Union prisoners of struggle started to arrive in Southern prisons. 100 and fifty years later Civil struggle prisons and how prisoners of warfare have been handled stay contentious subject matters. Partisans of every facet proceed to vilify the opposite for POW maltreatment. Roger Pickenpaugh’s stories of Civil conflict prisoners of battle amenities supplement each other and provide a considerate exploration of concerns that captives taken from either side of the Civil warfare faced.


In Captives in Blue, Pickenpaugh tackles matters similar to the methods the accomplice military contended with the starting to be criminal inhabitants, the differences within the rules and practices inthe diversified accomplice legal camps, the consequences those rules and practices had on Union prisoners, and the logistics of prisoner exchanges. Digging extra into felony coverage and practices, Pickenpaugh explores stipulations that arose from wide awake govt coverage judgements and stipulations that have been the fabricated from neighborhood officers or exact neighborhood occasions. One factor distinctive to Captives in Blue is the way in which accomplice prisons and regulations handled African American Union squaddies. Black squaddies held captive in accomplice prisons confronted doubtful fates; many former slaves have been back to their former proprietors, whereas others have been tortured within the camps. Drawing on prisoner diaries, Pickenpaugh offers compelling first-person money owed of existence in legal camps usually missed by way of students within the field.

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