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AMERICANS FROM GERMANY


1 AMERICANS FROM GERMANY

Perfect bound. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2". 83 pages, NCSA Literatur
These biographical sketches by Gerard Wilk were first published in 1976. Despite numerous publications in the field of German-American studies since 1976, this representative and biographical volume has never been replaced. It has been useful for instructional purposes and general information on prominent German-Americans who left their mark in the annals of American history.
AmerGer 
Price: 6.95 USD

 

 

2 Battlefront: D-Day Document Pack

The National Archives [United Kingdom]
This pack features a selection of facsimile documents and images that recreate the most crucial day in the history of World War II, allowing the reader to place themselves on the Normandy beaches at the dramatic height of Operation Overlord. The pack contains: a detailed full-colour map of Omaha Beach; a color poster card showing glider troops landing; a draft of General Eisenhower's speech to the people of Occupied Europe on D-Day; the war diary of the Airborne Forces who captured Pegasus Bridge; a first-hand account of the landing on Omaha Beach; an MI5 document on the deception of Axis agents about D-Day; a record of French resistance activities; the ULTRA decrypt of the German intelligence report on D-Day; the ship's log entry for HMS "Belfast" of 6th June 1944; and the telegram from Churchill to Stalin reporting the progress of the landings.
162774 
Price: 9.96 USD

 
 

 

3 CD: Dod’s Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland, for 1892, Including all the Titled Classes, Fifty Second Year

(1892), 2006, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, 971 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
"Accounts of the titled classes had hitherto been confined to those who possessed hereditary distinctions, omitting any reference to nearly one thousand officers in the colonial, diplomatic, military, naval, and civil service of the state. Bishops, Judges, Privy Councillors, and the different classes of Knights, enjoy distinctions which command universal respect, discharge functions of the highest dignity, and are in the daily habit of performing services to the State, on which the authority of England abroad and her security at home are mainly dependent; yet a complete collection of memoirs relating to those distinguished individuals remained unattempted till this publication made its first appearance." The introductory pages include illustrations of various insignia, an essay explaining the grounds for each claim to precedence, an article on the inferior titles of living peers, and a list of Her Majesty's Officers of Arms. Part One of this volume collects the following ten classes into one general dictionary, in which details are given of their titles, parentage and descent, ages, birthplaces, marriages, education, professions, residences, public services, offices, the occasions on which their titles were conferred, with numerous historical, personal, and professional details: The Peers, The Peeresses, The Bishops, The Baronets, The Scottish Judges, The Privy Council, The Knights of the Bath and of St. Michael and St. George, The Knights of the Order of the Star of India, and of the Indian Empire, The Knights Bachelor and Widows of Knights. Part Two of this volume contains several articles: The Sons, Daughters, etc. of Peers, Bearing Courtesy Titles; Modes of Addressing Letters; The Privy Council; and The Orders of Knighthood.
CD2037 
Price: 19.95 USD

 

 

4 Culture Grams: Scotland (United Kingdom)

2003, 8½x11, pamphlet, 4 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Each CultureGram is written by natives or long-term expatriates and goes through an extensive peer-review process. As such, the end result is an authentic and unbiased country report. Each report is four pages. Updated annually and reviewed periodically, CultureGrams reflect the major political, economic, and cultural changes of each country. This year's edition includes a new arts section. Each CultureGram contains the following categories: Background, Land and Climate, History, The People, Population, Language, Religion, General Attitudes, Personal Appearance, Customs and Courtesies, Greetings, Gestures, Visiting, Eating, Lifestyle, Family, Dating and Marriage, Diet, Recreation, The Arts, Holidays, Commerce, Society, Government, Economy, Transportation and Communications, Education, Health
A5020 
Price: 9.95 USD

 
 
Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States, giving the location, physical aspect, mountains, rivers, lakes, climate, productive and manufacturing resources, commerce, government, education, general history, etc. of the States, Territories, Counties, Cities, Towns, and Post Offices in the American Union, with the population and other statistics from the census of 1850, illustrated with seals and thirty-one state maps in counties, and fourteen maps of cities


5 Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States, giving the location, physical aspect, mountains, rivers, lakes, climate, productive and manufacturing resources, commerce, government, education, general history, etc. of the States, Territories, Counties, Cities, Towns, and Post Offices in the American Union, with the population and other statistics from the census of 1850, illustrated with seals and thirty-one state maps in counties, and fourteen maps of cities

(1855), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, illus., maps, 400 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
A browser's delight, and perhaps the gateway to an ancestor's hometown which can no longer be found on modern-day maps.
F0371 
Price: 31.00 USD

 

 

6 Manchester Historic Association Collections, Volume 3, 1902-1903

(1903), reprint, 5½x8½, paper, index, 237 pp, Heritage Books
General James Wilson; Sketch of Dunbarton, New Hampshire; Asiatic Cholera in Manchester, 1849-50; Early Recollections of Manchester; Story of a Private Soldier in the Revolution; The Two James Rogers; Derryfield in the Revolution (1775 tax list); The Story of Massabesic Lake (many photos); George W. Morrison; General Stark's Home Farm (and later owners); plus many other articles, several dozen biographical sketches, and many photos.
M0624 
Price: 25.50 USD

 
 

 

7 MAP: Holland - 1814

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
This 1814 map was engraved by John Neele for inclusion in Thomson's New General Atlas and shows the provinces of Groeningen, Friesland, Overyssel, Drent, Gelders, West Friesland, Delft, Zealand, Utrecht and Dutch Flanders and Brabant and neighboring regions. A handsome tool for researchand a fine companion piece to J. Moffat's map of The Netherlands, described as (M 32) below.
M31 
Price: 7.95 USD

 

 

8 MAP: The Netherlands - 1814

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
This 1814 map was engraved by J. Moffat for inclusion in Thomson's New General Atlas and shows the area between the France - Germany border south of Dutch Flanders and Brabant, including modern day Belgium. Includes the area west of the Rhine from Cleves to Speyer. A fine companion piece to John Neele's map of Holland, described as (M 31) above.
M32 
Price: 7.95 USD

 
 

 

9 Oxford Dictionary of Nicknames

Oxford University Press
From the affectionate and humorous to the derogatory and vitriolic, this scintillating collection of nicknames brings together famous people, places, events, and organizations with the nicknames that epitomize them. This brand new dictionary identifies and explains the origins of over 1,800 nicknames from contemporary and historical culture. The coverage is international and ranges from Buffalo Bill to Flo Jo to Dubya and from Silicon Valley to the Nutmeg State. Arranged alphabetically and including appendices listing groups of nicknames, a General Index, and a Thematic Index, The Oxford Dictionary of Nicknames is perfect browsing material for the general reader and the popular culture buff, and an ideal reference for anyone researching the identity and background of famous figures and places.

About Author
Dictionary editor Andrew Delahunty was Senior Lexicographer on the Longman Dictionary of English Language and Culture (1992). His other titles include the Oxford Dictionary of Allusions and the Oxford Guide to English Usage. He lives in Oxford.
609483 
Price: 16.95 USD

 

 

10 The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women's Genealogy



315829 
Price: 43.50 USD

 
 

 

11 War on the Western Front - In the Trenches of World War I (General Military)

OSPREY

032103 
Price: 24.95 USD

 

 

12 CD: Witchcraft in Massachusetts
Abner Cheney Goodell, Jr.
(1884), 2004, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, 81 pp, Heritage Books
Nineteen years after the celebrated 1692 witchcraft trials, an act was passed by the General Assembly of MA, reversing the attainders of the men and women convicted of witchcraft. These two 1884 pamphlets, now combined in one volume, are a thoroughly researched argument against the viewpoint, held by some at that time, that the 1711 act was never really enacted into law. In presenting his rebuttal, the author explains in detail the history of the bill, later the act, and the book reads like a meticulous legal argument.
CD3338 
Price: 15.95 USD

 
 

 

13 CD: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New Hampshire, for the Year Ending June 1, 1867
Adjutant General
(1867), 2006, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC & MAC, 124 pp, Heritage Books
The Adjutant General submitted to the Governor of the state of New Hampshire a comprehensive review of the numerical strength of the State Militia, the public property on hand and records of the heroism, suffering and services of the soldiery of the State. The report includes the roster of Volunteer Militia; abstracts of property purchased, transferred, lost or destroyed and in possession of the Volunteer Militia and other independent organizations; lists of encampments, camp equipage, battle flags and companies organized during the year of the report; inspection reports; Militia law; an address by Governor Smyth; and testimonials. A subject index makes it easy to find information throughout the report.
CD2891 
Price: 15.95 USD

 
Roster of the Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812, Adjutant General of Ohio


14 Roster of the Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812
Adjutant General of Ohio
(1916), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 270 pp, Heritage Books
With war declared, Governor Return Jonathan Meigs of Ohio assembled the militia at Dayton, Ohio, in preparation for a march to Detroit. Governor Hull of Michigan was commissioned as Brigadier General; he arrived in Dayton on May 25, 1812 and left with his troops on June 1st. For the War of 1812, Ohio furnished 1759 officers and 24, 521 enlisted men distributed over 464 companies of infantry, 13 cavalry troops, and one artillery battery. Men’s names are organized by company. A new surname index has been added to aid researchers in finding the names of their military ancestors.
A9198 
Price: 25.00 USD

 
 
Growing Up in the 1850s : The Journal of Agnes Lee, Agnes Lee, edited with a Foreword by Mary Custis Lee deButts, introduction by Robert E. Lee deButts, Jr. Historical Note by Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek


15 Growing Up in the 1850s : The Journal of Agnes Lee
Agnes Lee, edited with a Foreword by Mary Custis Lee deButts, introduction by Robert E. Lee deButts, Jr. Historical Note by Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek
171 pages, paperback, University of North Carolina Press
Eleanor Agnes Lee, Robert E. Lee's fifth child, began her journal in December 1852 at the early age of twelve. An articulate young woman, her stated ambitions were modest: "The everyday life of a little school girl of twelve years is not startling," she observed in April 1853; but in fact, her five-year record of a southern girl's life is lively, unpredictable, and full of interesting detail.
The journal opens with a description of the Lee family life in their beloved home, Arlington. Like many military families, the Lees moved often, but Agnes and her family always thought of Arlington -- "with its commanding view, fine old trees, and the soft wild luxuriance of its woods" -- as home. When Lee was appointed the superintendent of West Point, the family reluctantly moved with him to the military academy, but wherever she happened to be, Agnes engagingly described weddings, lavish dinners, concerts, and fancy dress balls.
No mere social butterfly, she also recounted hours teaching slaves (an illegal act at that time) and struggling with her conscience. Often she questioned her own spiritual worthiness; in fact, Agnes expressed herself most openly and ardently when examining her religious commitment and reflecting on death. As pious as whe was eager to improve herself, Agnes prayed that "He would satisfy that longing within me to do something to be something."
In 1855 General Lee went to Texas, while his young daughter was enrolled in the elite Virginia Female Institute in Staunton. Agnes' letters to her parents complete the picture that she has given us of herself -- an appealingly conscientious young girl who had a sense of humor, who strove to live up to her parents' expectations, and who returned fully the love so abundantly given to her.
Agnes' last journal entry was made in January 1858, only three years before the Civil War began. In 1873 she died at Lexington at the young age of thirty-two.
The volume continues with recollections by Mildred Lee, the youngest of the Lee children, about her sister Agnes' death and the garden at Arlington. "I wish I could paint that dear old garden!" she writes. "I have seen others, adorned and beautified by Kings and princes, but none ever seemed so fair to me, as the Kingdom of my childhood."
Growing Up in the 1850s includes an introduction by Robert Edward Lee deButts, Jr., great-great-grandson of General Lee, and a historical note about Arlington House by Mary Tyler Freeman Cheek, Director for Virginia of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Association. The editor, Mary Custis Lee deButts, is Agnes Lee's niece.
842435 
Price: 12.95 USD

 

 

16 CD: The Secret Service, The Field, The Dungeon, and The Escape
Albert D. Richardson
(1865), 2004, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and MAC, index, 531 pp, Heritage Books
"Early in 1861, I felt a strong desire to look at the Secession movement for myself; to learn, by personal observation, whether it sprang from the people or not; what the Revolutionists wanted, what they hoped, and what they feared. But the southern climate, never propitious to the longevity of Abolitionists, was now unfavorable to the health of every northerner, no matter how strong his political constitution." As a correspondent for THE TRIBUNE, Albert D. Richardson traveled throughout the southern states reporting on his travels and adventures in the Civil War. He describes how he and his fellow journalists managed to get their stories to their respective journals in the midst of the chaos of war. Attempting to join General Grant at Grand Gulf, below Vicksburg, he and other journalists were captured by the Rebel forces and taken to Vicksburg, then transported to the "filthy, vermin-infested military prison" in Atlanta, and finally transferred to Libby Prison, then Castle Thunder in Richmond. Conditions worsened with each transfer and the men tried various schemes to secure their release. "We were constantly trying to escape. During the last fifteen months of our imprisonment, I think there was no day when we had not some plan which we hoped soon to put in execution." The final chapters explain the details of their successful escape and the hardships and hazards of the journey home. An everyname index provides easy access to the many characters who shared this adventure.The book is presented as graphic images, so the user sees the work just as it was originally published. It is intended to look and function very much like a "real" book. There is no electronic index, and there is no electronic text to search. However, numerous electronic bookmarks have been added which make it easy to move through the book. Image numbers will match the page numbers for all of the main text, as well as the index. Any unnumbered portraits and illustrations are at the back of the actual file, to keep page numbering consistent.
CD2676 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
 
The Sullivan Expedition of 1779, Albert H. Wright


17 The Sullivan Expedition of 1779
Albert H. Wright
(1943), 2008, 8½x11, paper, index, 184 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
This roster lists soldiers in General Sullivan's expedition through the southern tier of New York State-approximately 5,865 men. Troops are included from Maryland, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and New York. Rosters are arranged by regiment, with names listed by company and rank. A brief history augments many regiments. Data was gleaned from muster rolls, payrolls, adjutant's accounts, etc. housed in several state archives, libraries and state historical societies.
W0826 
Price: 26.00 USD

 
We Stood Our Ground: Lexington in the First Years of the American Revolution, Alexander R. Cain


18 We Stood Our Ground: Lexington in the First Years of the American Revolution
Alexander R. Cain
(2004), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 182 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
We Stood Our Ground explains the shift during the 1760s and early 1770s from a passive to a radical town. It not only examines Lexington's religious, economic, social and geographical settings, but also describes its citizens' reactions to the Stamp Act crisis, the Townshend duties and the Intolerable Acts. More importantly, this work carefully examines the Lexington Training Band's mobilization on April 18, 1775, its defeat at the Battle of Lexington and its successful recovery during the British retreat to Boston. For the first time, the role of Lexington's citizens during the Siege of Boston is brought to light. Lexington's effort to clothe its own troops, the reaction to the "Bunker Hill Alarm," the suffering under the leadership of General Gerrish and the triumphs under Colonel Baldwin are all described in detail. Twelve appendices address a variety of aspects of the battle: a description of Lexington Common; lists of casualties on both sides; descriptions of eighteenth-century clothing, equipment and gear; depositions of Lexington militiamen who fought in the battle; the anniversary sermon of Reverend Jonas Clarke and much more. The bibliography is itself a vast resource of both secondary and primary material that includes journals, official declarations, resolves and reports, letters, depositions, minutes of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress, militia laws, muster rolls and drills, newspaper advertisements and broadsides, sermons and legal treatises.
C2568 
Price: 22.50 USD

 
 

 

19 Masquerade: The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier
Alfred Young
432 pages, paperback / softcover, Vintage
In Masquerade, Alfred F. Young scrapes through layers of fiction and myth to uncover the story of Deborah Sampson, a Massachusetts woman who passed as a man and fought as a soldier for seventeen months toward the end of the American Revolution.
Deborah Sampson was not the only woman to pose as a male and fight in the war, but she was certainly one of the most successful and celebrated. She managed to fight in combat and earn the respect of her officers and peers, and in later years she toured the country lecturing about her experiences and was partially successful in obtaining veterans' benefits. Her full story, however, was buried underneath exaggeration and myth (some of which she may have created herself), becoming another sort of masquerade. Young takes the reader with him through his painstaking efforts to reveal the real Deborah Sampson in a work of history that is as spellbinding as the best detective fiction.

Reviews
"Young has recovered [Sampson’s] life and given us a portrait of a woman with 'an extraordinary capacity for taking risks.'" —The Washington Post

"An excellent narrative. . . . Young is especially adept at explaining how Sampson pulled off her masquerade." --San Francisco Chronicle

“Young’s most daring book. . . . Young finds in [Sampson’s] sensational story an illumination of the norms that she struggled against by making herself extraordinary.” —The New Republic

"Engaging...it is a delight to follow Young's unraveling of Sampson's masquerade." —The Boston Globe

Table of Contents
List of illustrations and maps
Prologue: "A lively comely young nymph. . . dressing in man's apparal has been discovered"
PART ONE: DEBORAH SAMSON
1. Deborah
2. The Rebel
PART TWO: "ROBERT SHURTLIFF"
3. The Continental Army
4. The Light Infantryman
5. The General's Waiter
PART THREE: "THE CELEBRATED MRS. GANNETT"
6. A Gannett in Sharon
7. A Gannett on Tour
PART FOUR: "OLD SOLDIER"
8. Public Woman
9. Private Woman
PART FIVE: PASSING INTO HISTORY
10. Genteel and Plebian
11. Lost and Found
Epilogue: The Seagull
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

761853 
Price: 16.00 USD

 
Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, 1861-1862, Allen C. Fuller


20 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, 1861-1862
Allen C. Fuller
(1863, 1995), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 430 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
The bulk of the book is made up of charts. The first few charts list Illinois regiments according to date and place of organization, name of commanding officer, number of men, and dates of departure for the field. The longest chart lists, by regiment and company, the name of every commissioned officer in the Illinois forces, including those who had resigned or been mustered out of service since the war began. An 1860 census of the free-white population in each county shows the number of men between the ages of eighteen and forty-five liable to military service. Another chart lists the names and salaries of officers and employees in the Adjutant General's office.
F0228 
Price: 30.00 USD

 
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