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An Unbelievable Life is a testament to those brave men, women and children who, with nothing other than anger and personal dedication, taught America to honor the Vietnam Combat Veterans and create new laws and treatment for those whose lives and progeny were destroyed by Agent Orange.
Using the evidence compiled by the commissioners, the authors demonstrate how and why the report was rejected by the American public over the past five decades. The book also provides new and compelling evidence which reveals not only Oswald’s guilt, but his clear motive which was never satisfactorily addressed by the Warren investigation.
Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow has forever made the locale immortal in American history. In Chronicles of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, historian Edgar Mayhew Bacon brings the world of early America to life with true tales about The Old Dutch Church (the setting for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow), Sunnyside, and the area’s role in the American Revolution. Also included is a chapter of Myths and Legends and the story of The Headless Hessian.
Colonial Days in Old New York is a treasure trove of facts about the life and times of the American colonists and the birth of our nation.
Renowned historian and bestselling author, Alice Morse Earle provides a vivid portrait of the daily lives of America’s early settlers in Colonial Days in Old New York. From childhood to old age, from courtship and weddings to crime and punishment, from what they ate and drank to sports and entertainment, you ll discover what life was really like in America’s colonial era. With a mix of anecdotes and intimate details, Earle brings America’s bygone days to life.
Fire in the Water tells about Paddy Quinn, the famous one-armed war correspondent. He is on what would be his final Civil War assignment: the funeral of the assassinated President Lincoln.
Quinn and his new bride Felice are aboard the steamboat Sultana going up the spring-flooded Mississippi River toward Illinois to meet the Funeral Train, when their honeymoon vessel stops at Vicksburg. The Sultana takes on a pathetic human cargo of 2,000 sick and ragged survivors of the hellish Andersonville prisoner-of-war camp. This motley group of prisoners are kept alive only by their desire to get home. Quinn’s lot is now thrown in with some of the unluckiest veterans of that awful war.
Justice Denied: Bermuda’s Black Militants, the ‘Third Man’ and the Assassinations of a Police Chief and Governor is the first full account of the 1972/1973 assassinations of Bermuda’s governor, Richard Sharple, and police chief, George Duckett.
King of Jazz: Paul Whiteman’s Technicolor Revue tells the story of the making, release, and restoration of Universal’s spectacular Technicolor musical King of Jazz. Authors James Layton and David Pierce have uncovered original artwork, studio production files, behind-the-scenes photographs, unpublished interviews, and a host of other previously unseen documentation. The book offers a visually rich narrative of the film’s production, with broader context on its diverse musical and theatrical influences. The story concludes with an in-depth look at Universal’s restoration of the film in 2016. Additionally, the book’s appendix provides a comprehensive guide to all of the film’s performers, music, alternate versions, and deleted scenes.
Life in Sing Sing takes you behind the iron bars of one of America’s most notorious prisons.
On February 11, 1897, Number 1500 went “up the river” to serve over six years in prison. In Life in Sing Sing, he takes you inside the stone walls to see first-hand what it was really like to be incarcerated there. You’ll find out about the day-to-day experience of prison life, with chapters on diet, discipline, famous prisoners, executions, escapes, and much more.
“Father Hemmick brought his considerable influence to several pivotal moments in world history – World Wars I and II plus the Cold War. Daly-Lipe has given us a valuable glimpse into the life of this thoughtful and engaging man.” ~ John DeDakis, author and former CNN Senior Copy Editor for “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”