New PDF release: Lewisboro Ghosts: Strange Tales and Scary Sightings (Haunted

By Maureen Koehl

at the easternmost fringe of Westchester County, one of the quiet groups nestled opposed to the Connecticut country line, thoughts of eerie incidents and haunted happenings circulation during the generations just like the currents of the close by Hudson River. The old-timers of South Salem and Waccabuc nonetheless keep in mind the legendary
�Leather Man,� an itinerant vagabond who rambled mysteriously in the course of the sector within the past due 1800s. Over in Goldens Bridge they whisper of �the Christmas Soldier,� an apparition of a Revolutionary-era Patriot who stalks the road 22 hall. And underneath lengthy Pond Mountain the locals pay attention attentively for the �Wail of the Wind,� the unhappy moan attributed to 2 ghostly mom and dad lamenting their son�s drowning. learn Maureen Koehl�s Lewisboro Ghosts to find the spooky tales and supernatural sightings that linger during this tucked-away nook of the decrease Hudson Valley.

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Ken Hughes's Fatal Politics: The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the PDF

By Ken Hughes

In his commonly acclaimed Chasing Shadows ("the
most sensible account but of Nixon’s devious interference with Lyndon Johnson’s 1968 Vietnam
struggle negotiations"-- Washington Post), Ken Hughes printed the roots of
the covert task that culminated in Watergate. In Fatal Politics, Hughes
turns to the ultimate years of the warfare and Nixon’s reelection bid of 1972 to show the
president’s darkest secret.

While Nixon publicly
promised to maintain American troops in Vietnam simply till the South Vietnamese may well take their
position, he privately agreed together with his best army, diplomatic, and intelligence advisers that
Saigon might by no means live to tell the tale with no American boots at the flooring. Afraid preelection fall
of Saigon could scuttle his probabilities for a moment time period, Nixon placed his reelection above the lives
of yank infantrymen. suspending the inevitable, he stored the USA within the conflict into the fourth year
of his presidency. even as, Nixon negotiated a "decent period" deal with
the Communists to place a face-saving yr or among his ultimate withdrawal and Saigon’s
cave in. in the event that they waited that lengthy, Nixon secretly guaranteed North Vietnam’s leader sponsors
in Moscow and Beijing, the North may triumph over the South with none worry that the United States
could intrude to reserve it. The humiliating defeat that haunts americans to at the present time used to be built
into Nixon’s go out process. Worse, the parable that Nixon used to be successful the battle ahead of Congress
"tied his arms" has led coverage makers to conform strategies from America’s final
years in Vietnam to the twenty-first-century conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, prolonging both
wars with out successful either.

Forty years after the autumn of
Saigon, and drawing on greater than a decade spent learning Nixon’s secretly recorded Oval
place of work tapes--the such a lot entire, exact, and illuminating checklist of any presidency in
historical past, a lot of it by no means transcribed till now-- Fatal Politics tells a
tale of political manipulation and betrayal that would switch how american citizens be mindful Vietnam.
Fatal Politics is additionally on hand as a unique ebook that enables the reader
to maneuver seamlessly from the ebook to transcripts and audio records of those historic

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New PDF release: A Brief History of Norco

By Kevin Bash,Angelique Bash

Legend has it that Rex Clark received fifteen sq. miles of failed farms, rutted roads and damaged water mains in a poker video game. utilizing his wife's newspaper fortune, Clark attempted orchards after which bird. neighborhood scorching springs encouraged Clark's construction of a large leisure lodge. U.S. presidents and Hollywood royalty sojourned on the very good Norconian till the good melancholy hit. The spa was once switched over to U.S. Naval health facility number 1 in the course of global battle II after which a best chilly battle missile lab. Norco turned a horse-raising enclave whereas staving off annexation from within reach southwestern Riverside County towns. this present day, town is understood national as HorseTown, united states. sign up for former mayor Kevin Bash and his coauthor daughter Angelique Bash for this attractive path experience via Norco's colourful past.

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Get The Trial of Susan B. Anthony: An Illegal Vote, a Courtroom PDF

By Martin Naparsteck

Following a public argument along with her buddy Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony altered her technique of looking a vast diversity of rights for ladies and blacks and centred solely on profitable the vote for girls. Defying country and federal legislations, she voted within the presidential election of 1872, and used to be arrested and attempted in a case presided over by means of a U.S. very best courtroom Justice, Ward Hunt, who directed the jury to carry a accountable verdict. Fined $100, Anthony defiantly informed the pass judgement on she could by no means pay—and by no means did.
this can be the tale of the landmark trial that attracted world wide awareness and made Anthony into the enduring chief of the women’s rights movement.

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Read e-book online Metis and the Medicine Line: Creating a Border and Dividing PDF

By Michel Hogue

Born of encounters among Indigenous girls and Euro-American males within the first many years of the 19th century, the Plains Metis humans occupied contentious geographic and cultural areas. dwelling in a disputed sector of the northern Plains inhabited via a number of Indigenous countries and claimed by means of either the U.S. and nice Britain, the Metis emerged as a individuals with unique types of speech, gown, and non secular perform, and occupational identities solid within the extreme rivalries of the fur and provisions exchange. Michel Hogue explores how, as fur exchange societies waned and as kingdom officers regarded to set up transparent traces keeping apart the U.S. from Canada and Indians from non-Indians, those groups of combined Indigenous and eu ancestry have been profoundly suffering from the efforts of geographical regions to divide and take up the North American West.

Grounded in huge learn in U.S. and Canadian files, Hogue's account recenters ancient discussions that experience mostly been limited inside of nationwide obstacles and illuminates how Plains Indigenous peoples just like the Metis have been on the middle of either the unforeseen lodgings and the hidden heritage of violence that made the "world's longest undefended border."

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Download PDF by Priscilla Purcell Brown: Webb City (Images of America)

By Priscilla Purcell Brown

Agriculture--not mining--brought the 1st pioneers to Webb urban. In 1856, John C. Webb moved his family members from Tennessee to southwest Missouri. at the first day of June in 1859, he bought 240 acres on the normal Land workplace in Springfield, Missouri. He farmed this land till 1873, whilst he discovered lead on best of the floor whereas plowing his cornfield. Webb urban quickly grew to become a part of the best lead and zinc mining district on the earth. In September 1875, Webb platted the township of Webb urban on a part of this related land. His trip from farmer to filthy rich mine proprietor could be a distinctive tale on the planet, however it was once universal in southwest Missouri. like several boomtown, Webb urban grew fast, and companies likely emerged in a single day to satisfy the wishes of the group, making many early founders wealthy. This ebook covers the alterations locally because it transitioned from farming to mining, in addition to the impression of path 66.

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New PDF release: Colorado: A History of the Centennial State, Fifth Edition

By Carl Abbott,Stephen J. Leonard,Thomas J. Noel

Since 1976, newbies and natives alike have discovered concerning the wealthy heritage of the outstanding position they name domestic from Colorado: A historical past of the Centennial State. within the 5th version, coauthors Carl Abbott, Stephen J. Leonard, and Thomas J. Noel comprise fresh occasions, scholarship, and insights concerning the nation in an available quantity that basic readers and scholars will enjoy.

The re-creation tells of conflicts, shifting alliances, and altering methods of lifestyles as Hispanic, eu, and African American settlers flooded right into a area that was once already domestic to local american citizens. supplying a balanced therapy of the total state’s history—from Grand Junction to Lamar and from Trinidad to Craig—the authors additionally demonstrate how Denver and its surrounding groups built and received influence.

While carrying on with to clarify the numerous impression of mining, agriculture, production, and tourism on Colorado, the 5th variation broadens and focuses its insurance via consolidating fabric on local american citizens into one bankruptcy and including a brand new bankruptcy on activities heritage. The authors additionally extend their dialogue of the 20 th century with up-to-date sections at the atmosphere, economic system, politics, and up to date cultural conflicts. New illustrations, up to date data, and an in depth bibliography together with net resources enhance this edition.

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Read e-book online East of Boston: Notes from the Harbor Islands PDF

By Stephanie Schorow

For the tourist who will possibly not have a yacht--just a feeling of
humor and a spirit of adventure--Stephanie Schorow proves you can embark on a voyage in the course of the Boston Harbor Islands. a realistic advisor, entire with tenting information and riding instructions, East of Boston's droll travelogue takes the degree of those gloriously wild Edens all within reach of the city's skyline. subscribe to Schorow round a campfire for a few pleasant dialog approximately pirate treasure, elusive foxes, cross-dressing ghosts, flying Santas and a wierd period of spontaneously combusting rubbish dumps. And when you are actually courageous, maybe take a sip of the park ranger's "Sumac-ade."

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Download e-book for kindle: Legendary Locals of Newburyport by Kathleen M. Downey

By Kathleen M. Downey

Yeat! The colloquial greeting is extraordinarily Newburyport, uttered via this seaport�s voters to recognize each other in passing or to search out fellow locals in far-flung areas. participants featured in mythical Locals of Newburyport expand to readers a congenial �Yeat!� William Lloyd Garrison, local son and prime abolitionist; �Lord� Timothy Dexter, who staged his personal mock funeral; Harry O�Connor, founding father of the World�s Shortest St. Patrick�s Day Parade; James Stehlin, celebrated Newburyport highschool soccer trainer; Rhina Espaillat, award-winning poet and founding father of Powwow River Poets; Richard Simkins, proprietor of the mythical Grog restaurant-tavern; Sue Little, proprietor of Jabberwocky book shop; Tom Maginnis, drummer for the post-punk band Buffalo Tom; Mickey, feral cat mascot for the Merrimack River pussycat Rescue Society, and 1st Lt. Derek Hines, who gave his lifestyles whereas serving his state in Afghanistan, are one of the mythical locals�native born and transplants�who have left their imprint, or paw print, upon the Port.

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