Historical Books

Adia’s Ballad

The story of a young lady, who, after losing someone very dear to her, turned to music for her salvation. Founded in various parts of New York, the young lady approaches the microphone, take heed as you read her story.

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Almost A Mensch Part 2 The Pathway to Menschhood

On July 6, 1946 the SS Josiah Wedgwood was thirty miles from the Port of Haifa.  I was an eighteen-year-old crewman on that vessel, which was carrying 1,257 ​Holocaust survivors from camps in Italy to Palestine. Passengers and crew alike were on high alert, watching for two things: British vessels and Haifa.  The British had set up a blockade of Haifa and ships caught running it were forced to return their Holocaust survivors to the same countries that had refused them entry.

 

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Angels for All

Angels for All
Ollie, born of Irish and Cherokee ancestry, is a middle child struggling to compete with an older sister and brother. Accepting premonitions as guidance given by guardian angels, she displays wit and insight, yet sometimes incurs trouble when a stubborn nature overrules.

Nancy Powell

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Baby Boomer: Living through a Phenomenon

Baby Boomer
And now that you have recalled this time, where are we now?  Have we left the culture we changed over the last five decades for the better?  Who are we now?  Are we still a group to be reckoned with?  Do we — can we — continue to shape the world around us?  Yes, perhaps we have changed the world and it has changed us, but once upon a time there were simpler days.

Vince Stella

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Barefoot on a Frosty Morn

Barefoot on a Frosty Morn  is a literary and genealogical tapestry of several families over three centuries. The genealogical threads stretch back to England and France and unfold in step with America’s continental expansion. The families crisscross north, south, and west as the tapestry grows in richness and complexity.

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Chronicles of Oji-Chan

Ernie Pyle, America’s greatest war correspondent, covered the battle fronts in Africa, Italy, France and Germany. Then, during his last assignment, he was killed on tiny Ie Jima off the coast of Okinawa.

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Coon Dogs and Outhouses Volume 3 Tales From Tennessee

Remember the stories your grandfather use to tell you about way back when. You really laughed out loud as the stories got deeper. If you like to LOL than this really is a book for you.

Some observations on life in general and people in particular as seen through a collection of newspaper columns, presenting skewed, off-beat, semi-serious, and sometimes amusing views of the world.

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Dark Secrets

Dark Secrets
Dark Secrets is the story of a gutsy farm girl with a gift for premonitions. Each chapter is an episode leading readers through adventures and revealing the history of a family in the early 1900s.
Ollie, born of Irish and Cherokee ancestry, is a middle child struggling to compete with an older sister and brother. Accepting premonitions as guidance given by guardian angels, she displays wit and insight, yet sometimes incurs trouble when a stubborn nature overrules.

Nancy Powell

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Fields of Spring

Fields of Spring
FIELDS OF SPRING (Major League Baseball Spring Training)
Fields Of Spring is baseball fans’ ultimate book about Major League Baseball’s spring training and contains over 170 color (Yes, FULL COLOR!) photographs. From early to mid-February through the end of March, all 30 Major League teams prepare for their regular game season in stadiums and complexes located in either Florida or Arizona. The author has personally visited all 30 teams’ spring training complexes. Fields Of Spring provides insight, tips and information on how to get the most out of your visits.

Charles Piper

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Grown Men Don’t Cry

Grown Men Don’t Cry
Grown Men Don’t Cry is the story of sacrifice, friendship, mortality and the will to persevere.

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B.W. DeCaro

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Hess? Which Hess?

Hess? Which Hess?
Hess’s life story in itself makes for fascinating reading and D. Eric Sturdy has interwoven a fictional aspect into Hess’s biography and created a plausible story involving Britain’s MI6, America’s CIA, the Soviet KGB and the foremost politicians of the day.

Eric Sturdy

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Listen for the Angels

Listen for the Angels

Ollie and Roy work hard toward a good home, but year after year, as drought destroys crops, and doctor bills arrive, Roy goes to other states to find work so they can pay the mortgage and survive. Ollie and the children work the farm, plowing and harvesting, while he is away.

Nancy Powell

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Living with a Legend

Living with a Legend
Leslie Stern’s Living with a Legend offers touching and humorous personal stories about her acclaimed step-father who designed such animation masterpieces as Scooby-Doo and Lady and the Tramp.

 

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Louisiana Rogue

Louisiana Rogue
This wonderfully entertaining picaresque novel by Harold Raley falls in the tradition of rogue literature established by ‘Tom Jones’ and other early novels.

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Man in the Chimney

The Man in the Chimney is a Civil War story of an unlikely and troubled romance between a New York Calvary officer in Union occupied New Bern, and the Lenoir County woman who saves his life.

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MC’s – Life Stories Of Early Idaho Pioneers

The MC’s – Life Stories Of Early Idaho Pioneers
When we set out to record family histories, we often anticipate hearing the highlights of a person’s lifetime-the births, marriages, accomplishments, and all the wise, funny and quirky experiences that makes it unique to them and their time in history. But the human condition is one that includes suffering, tragedy, injustice and misfortune.

Judy Wright

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Pondering the Pantry

When shopping for food, know what you are buying. Don’t be fooled! Don’t buy what you on’t need.

 

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Preacher’s Web

Just how far can forgiveness go? How long can it be measured? Do we forgive people because we are obligated to do so, or do we forgive because it is the duty of mankind? We love to draw lines and put rationality on deep topics such as this, but where do we draw the line?

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Run, Cissy, Run

You would think Cecilia LaRoque has it all: a loving father, wealth, beauty, social position and a devoted suitor.  She doesn’t.  Crushed by a cold and critical mother who soon absconds to live with a dissolute lover, ‘Cissy’ struggles to prove herself worthy of love and respect.  She could not have foreseen in her teenage years that the genteel and privileged life she had led would come to a crashing halt with the outbreak of Civil War, a bitter struggle that would tear her world apart.  Despite the hardships and inherent danger, she seizes the opportunity to forge an unorthodox role for herself as a spy.

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Texas Spirit

The Texas Spirit
In The Texas Spirit David M. Smith has written a series of spirited and insightful essays about the chemical industry, events and personalities in his life, and his views on trends in the national economy and other aspects of American life that concern him. The zesty style, folksy humor, and unabashed candor combine in this admirable example of the “Texas Spirit.”

 

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The Garhole Bar

1943

The German war machine sends a top spy to sabotage Gulf Coast industrial areas. Funds for the operation are buried on Galveston Island to await his arrival. His submarine is sunk en route, but the spy survives, lives out the remainder of the war in a POW camp, and then disappears. The loot is never recovered.

 

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The Intrepid Miss LaRoque

You would think Cecilia LaRoque has it all: a loving father, wealth, beauty, social position and a devoted suitor. She doesn’t.  Crushed by a cold and critical mother who soon absconds to live with a dissolute lover, ‘Cissy’ struggles to prove herself worthy of love and respect.  She could not have foreseen in her teenage years that the genteel and privileged life she had led would come to a crashing halt with the outbreak of Civil War, a bitter struggle that would tear her world apart.  Despite the hardships and inherent danger, she seizes the opportunity to forge an unorthodox role for herself as a spy.

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The Jacket

Tidge Mackiewicz, new patriarch of his family, received several orders from his dying father, Kid Scream. One order stated that Tidge should quit believing in Santa Claus and stop acting like every day was Christmas.  Tidge should also abandon his belief that the Luftwaffe shot down Santa Claus on Christmas Eve in 1944 and Santa survived.  Approaching fifty, Tidge still wears a scuffed and stained Army Air Corps flight jacket given to him as young boy by his late uncle, a Navy aviator and Korean War hero, who claimed it belonged to Santa Claus.  His uncle also believed that the jacket possessed a special magic.  It is “The Jacket” and the spirit of Christmas that brings eighteen family members to Tidge and his wife’s magnificent log chalet located in Wisconsin’s Northwoods on Lake Namakagon for the Christmas holidays.  Tidge can now carry out his father’s final order of unscrewing his screwed up family and much more.

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The Land of Honey

The Land of Honey
Although life seems to offer all Zimako could ask for at home, it is fraught with underlying political insecurities. Dissatisfied with the status quo, he desires something more, and is determined to find a new life for his family in Canada.  It will break the hearts of those Zimako leaves behind, but he convinces his wife, Anuli, that is the only way forward. When they arrive in Canada, the best laid plans begin to unravel.  Faced with challenges from every direction, they come to a fork in the road.  The once loving relationship is tested beyond its limit.

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The Prodigal

In the seafaring tradition of Defoe and Sabatini, The Prodigal is a tale of the shipwreck and struggle for survival of a young American ship’s carpenter who escapes one captivity only to fall into more dangerous circumstances. The story unfolds as he makes his way to Boston, then to Jamaica, Mexico, Cuba, Africa, and back with adventures at each point. At critical moments a mysterious stranger appears to lend a hand and guide him to his destiny.

 

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Thoughts of a Fried Chicken Watermelon Woman

Thoughts of a Fried Chicken Watermelon Woman
This book is one Black woman’s thoughts on issues of the day.  Black men in academia like Dr. Cornel West or activists like Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson, Jr. are often asked about the Black community and how the Black community views issues like the Stand Your Ground laws.  None of those gentlemen speaks for me or others I know in my community.  So I wrote this book to offer a more realistic view on issues like Stand Your Ground laws, the prison industrial complex and others.

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Turbulent Waters

Turbulent Waters
BJ Vaughn has introduced the human side to often forgotten North Carolina Civil Way History… This is history that has finally been told in a very human and quite enjoyable study… Her passion for detail, historic accuracy and flair for the conflicts of the people involved is captivating.

Betty Vaughn

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Vendetta

Vendetta
Did the notorious Godfather, Charles ‘Lucky’ Luciano die of natural causes at Rome’s airport on January 26 1962, or was he the victim of a mob vendetta? Real and fictional underworld figures mingle and clash as this saga unfolds during the most notorious decades in the formation and flourishing of the Mafia in the 20th Century.

D Eric Sturdy
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Whom Shall I Fear? The Keepers Series Book I

Anna and Bart have been best friends since childhood. Bart is in love with Anna, but she wants to graduate college before surrendering to love.

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Yesterday’s Magnolia

“It’s a shame to have so damned much and yet so little.”  An eastern North Carolina farmer’s daughter, Margot, streaks like a comet into the life style of the rich and famous.  Her beauty and exuberant, zestful personality gain her entrance to boardrooms, the White House, a corporate jet stocked with Cristal champagne and caviar, a villa in Italy, and marriage to one of the world’s most powerful men.  Maurice, the spurned suitor, seeks friendship and comfort from Margot’s sister, Jo, a quiet, bookish art history teacher.  Jo envies them both for their ready charm, looks, wealth, glamour, and exciting lives never realizing that it is she who is envied for a life that contains the things that they themselves have not attained.  Like the comets they so resemble both Margot and Maurice are consumed by the friction of life, leaving Jo to remember the magic moments they brought to a more conventional path.

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