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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.
Mapping the Pitch takes an informal and entertaining look at some of the most influential football coaches and teams in the game’s history as well as exploring some of the origins of football’s more well-known formations and the players who were an integral part of them. The book includes contributions by former players and coaches, photos, illustrations and diagrams.
Puzzle fans across America have asked for more, so here it is: Ohio Crosswords, 3rd Edition. This edition includes all new puzzles and trivia. You will also find much more state history and fun facts than before. Puzzle topics include sports, government, big cities, rural hamlets, famous Buckeyes and more.
While a historian stands firmly planted in the present and looks back into the past, a historical novelist has a more immediate task: to set readers in the midst of bygone events and lead them forward, allowing them to live and feel the wonderment, fear, hope, triumph, and pain as if they were there.
Learning historical stories is easy, creating stories based in history is not.
In Once Upon a Time It Was Now, best-selling author James Alexander Thom (Follow the River, From Sea to Shining Sea, Sign-Talker) gives you the tools you need to research and create stories born from the past that will move and inspire modern readers.
Have you ever wondered about the real story behind the blaring headlines of that era? Count Alexandre de Marenches, longtime chief of the Service de Documentation Exterieure de Contre-Espionnage, the primary Intelligence Agency of France, described it as two sorts of history …the known and the unknown. Spook War describes some of those unknowns.