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The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America

by Stephen M. Silverman & Raphael D. Silver

The Catskills (“Cat Creek” in Dutch), America’s original frontier, northwest of New York City, with its seven hundred thousand acres of forest land preserve and its five counties—Delaware, Greene, Sullivan,...

Michigan On Fire 2

by Betty Sodders

In this sequel to the first volume of Michigan on Fire, the state's fire story continues through the modern era. Starting in the early 1930s with the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the building...

Michigan On Fire

by Betty Sodders

More devastating than the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the forest fires that swept from shore-to-shore across Michigan in that year and again ten years later left hundreds dead, tens of thousands homeless, and...

The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia

by Gerald L. Smith, Karen Cotton McDaniel & John A. Hardin

The story of African Americans in Kentucky is as diverse and vibrant as the state's general history. The work of more than 150 writers, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an essential guide to the...

Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement

by Robert E. Luckett

How white resistance operated and adapted to the sweeping forces of racial change

Five Years in Texas

by Thomas North

To conceive the idea, and execute the purpose of making a book, is, to a modest man, not a little monstrous; and yet, modest or immodest, monstrous or not, the author makes his best bow to the reader, and holds...

Kentucky by Design: The Decorative Arts and American Culture

by Andrew Kelly

The Index of American Design was one of the most significant undertakings of the Federal Art Project -- the visual arts arm of the Works Progress Administration. Part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New...

Kansas: A History

by Kenneth Davis

No state's creation was more dramatic, more at the center of national attention, more involved in fundamental moral conflict, than that of Kansas. In a sense, the state's history began with the arrival of the...

Kentucky Maverick: The Life and Adventures of Colonel George M. Chinn

by Carlton Jackson

Colonel George M. Chinn's (1902--1987) life story reads more like fiction than the biography of a Kentucky soldier. A smart and fun-loving character, Chinn attended Centre College and played on the famous "Praying...

The Winning of the West: From the Alleghenies to the Mississippi

by Theodore Roosevelt

Defeated politically and running out of money after a ranch deal gone bad, Theodore Roosevelt began writing his epic history of the conquest of the American West in 1888. He wove a sweeping drama, well documented...

Desert Accommodations: The History of Lodging in Phoenix 1872 - 1972

by Laurence Bell

The city of Phoenix, with its attractive climate and diverse commercial enterprises, has always had a strong lodging industry. The first hotel was built by John Gardiner in 1872. This initial hotel would set...

Lonely Planet Route 66 Road Trips

by Lonely Planet, Karla Zimmerman & Amy C Balfour

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Route 66 Road Trips is your passport to the best advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Featuring trips...

Reflections of South Carolina

by Robert C. Clark & Tom Poland

A pictorial display of South Carolina's extravagant beauty

History of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants: Volume II: 1978-2014

by Mark E. Steadman

This book is a continuation of "History of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants 1904-1977", authored by Dr. Harold O. Wilson and Hilary H. Osborn. Their book, published by TSCPA in 1977, details...

Tales from Kentucky Nurses

by William Lynwood Montell

From frontier times to the present day, Kentucky nurses have served with intelligence and energy, always ensuring that their patients received the best available care. Noted folklorist and oral historian William...

Houston Legends: History and Heritage of Dynamic Global Capitol

by Hank Moore

Houston was the first word spoken from the moon. It is the hub of the world's energy industry, the headquarters of medical innovation and entrepreneurial phenomena. For 200 years, Houston has been the funnel...

A History of New York in 101 Objects

by Sam Roberts

The vibrant story of America’s great metropolis, told through 101 distinctive objects that span the history of New York, all reproduced in luscious, full color.

A wooden water barrel and an elevator brake....

Manhattan in Maps 1527-2014

by Paul E. Cohen, Robert T. Augustyn & Eric W. Sanderson

More than 400 years of history unfold in the pages of this lavishly illustrated volume, which presents sixty-five full-color maps of America's oldest major city. This is Manhattan's first atlas of historical...

Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase

by Berry Craig

During the Civil War, the majority of Kentuckians supported the Union under the leadership of Henry Clay, but one part of the state presented a striking exception. The Jackson Purchase -- bounded by the Mississippi...

Big Muddy Blues

by Bill Lambrecht

America's Missouri River may be the nation's longest and most historically significant river, encompassing many of America's natural wonders between Missouri and Montana, draining almost 600,000 square miles...