Author: Ken Bledsoe
Release Date: 2016-01-01
On July 14, 1942, Vernon Elder's B-17 Flying Fortress went down near Horn Island off the coast of Australia. Sixty-eight years later, his son, Ken Bledsoe, traveled 10,000 miles in search of the bomber and stories about the father he never really knew.Vernon Elder was only 21 years old when he left his small town in Colorado to join the Army Air Corps in 1939. Like so many young men of his generation, he found his world turned upside down with the start of World War II. Though Vernon survived a plane crash and earned a Silver Star with an Oak Leaf Cluster, he came back from the conflict a changed man. Not until after his death in 1973 did his son, Ken, begin to piece together the details of his father's wartime experience. It all started with a shoebox full of letters and an old scrapbook.This is a loving tribute to a father who was at once a hero and an enigma, a familiar story to many children of the men who fought the world's greatest war. Chock full of pictures, maps, newspaper clippings, and first-person accounts, this book puts us in the middle of combat then takes us along as Ken, so many years later, searches the seas for the wreckage of his father's plane and the event that changed his and his father's lives forever.
Author: Helen H. Gentry
Release Date: 2011-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
"This book consists of autobiographic essays of Helen H. Gentry, an African American octogenarian, and the genealogy of the Gentry family. Helen's essays are extracted from a 25 year personal and family collection of documents and photographs housed in the the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. The subjects cover: family, social, economic life; political, civil rights, cultural activities; religious participation, continuing education and travel, recreation and skiing engagements."
Author: Brian Harbert
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Release Date: 2011-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
March 3, 1778 ... marks the tragic death of Thomas Harbert (Sr). In the mid-1760's -Thomas, an early frontiersman and pioneer - and his wife Isabelle - left the English Colony of New Jersey and moved their young family westward... eventually settling in the District of West Augusta, Virginia. On what is now known as Ten-Mile Creek, in the Jones' Run Community, Harrison County, WV - Gomas and an enterprising group of settlers constructed the Harbert Blockhouse as a defense against the many harsh elements of this newly-opened AppalachianWilderness. On this fateful date - as some children were playing nearby - they noted the approach of some Shawnee warriors who were known to be about avenging the death of their mighty Shawnee chieftain, Keigh-tugh-qua, or "the Cornstalk."Gey subsequently attacked the barnlike structure of Fort Harbert, and in the ensuing battleGomas was killed while grappling with a Shawnee warrior who had forced himself into the Fort. In addition to the tragic death of Gomas and his young daughter Celia, four other adults were wounded; and six or seven children in the yard were killed or taken prisoners. One indian was killed, and two badly wounded. Surviving Gomas were his wife Isabelle and Fve sons: Samuel Harbert (18), Edward (15), William (13), Gomas Jr. (10), and John (9). Brian C. Harbert lives on HarbertMountain Road in rural Alexander County, North Carolina, with his wife Alice and extended family. He has three children: David, Rachel & Ryan who are all grown. He is an R.N. at a local hospital in the Critical Care Unit. His interest in genealogy was kindled by the work began by his grandfather, Hallie Lafayette Harbert who wrote a booklet entitled: "History of the Descendants of Noah J. Harbert..". [Hallie's grandfather]. Having begun with the information in his grandfather's work, he began "surFng the web" and stumbled upon several very helpful sites. He has compiled a family database of over 7,000 names! He keeps hoping he'll get Fnished at some point, but as of this time, he sees no end in sight! David Harbert was born in Morgantown, WV; near Decker's Creek whereGomas Harbert made his Frst home inWV. David and his wife Linda live in LumberportWV. He has a set of twins Tim and Cathy who are grown and have their own families. He grew up on Jones Run about 4 miles from the location of the Harbert Blockhouse. David's father, Max is the person responsible for David's interest in the Harbert Family history. His father is a treasure trove of information about the Harbert's who lived around Lumberport. David's lifelong dream has been to put the family history down on paper so others can learn about the amazing people who have and still do make up the Harbert Family.
This is a collection of poetry and song lyrics. The songs are in the categories of love, life's journey, overcoming difficulties, and the people who help us. The poems are in the categories of love, respect, looking at things from a different perspective, and a few random ones that don't fit any category. There is a little bit of everything.
Author: Richard Zeitlin
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
Release Date: 2013-01-10
The story of Old Abe, the bald eagle that became the mascot of the Eighth Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. It is also the story of the men among whom Old Abe lived: the farmers, loggers, clerks, and immigrants who flocked to the colors in 1861.
Author: Pattye Thomas
Release Date: 2003-08-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
Whispers of love, the poems in this section, express tender, caring, true unconditional love as well as dreams of the future and memories of the past. Feelings to share with the one you love, trying to put into words emotions when no words are needed. Miscellaneous poems are just that, most were written to or using names from an Internet chat room. Many I first met online are now close personal friends.
Parker Bannister-Mason is kidnapped by a rogue member of a West Virginia militia group and given one hour to live. Sidney Mason is introduced to widowhood and another piece of the puzzle concerning her deceased great-grandmother's past. In typical Morgan fashion, the reader is swooped down a tension-filled mountain trail of fast twists and turns. Follow these zigs and zags and discover the truth of a mother's perverted secret. Valley Echoes is the second in Morgan's series about two modern-day women who must cope with left-handed living in a right-handed world. It is a story steeped in family history.
Famine Echoes is a groundbreaking oral account of the Great Irish Potato Famine of 1845–52, telling the stories of its victims for the first time ever in their own words and those of their descendants. ‘When the potato crop failed no other food was available and the people perished by the hundreds of thousands, along the roadside, in the ditches, in the fields from hunger and cold, and what was even worse – the famine fever. The strongest men were reduced to mere skeletons and they could be met daily with the clothes hanging on them like ghosts.’ The Great Irish Famine is the greatest tragedy in Irish history. Over one million people died and nearly two million emigrated as a result. Famine Echoes gives a voice to its victims, offering a unique perspective on the Great Hunger, the defining event of modern Irish history. In Famine Echoes, descendants of Famine survivors recall the community memories of the great hunger in their own words, conveying like never before the heartbreak and horrors their relatives experienced. This remarkable book, a seminal record of the oral transmission of folk memory, is a record of the last living link with the survivors of Ireland’s most devastating historical event. In the 1940s, the Folklore Commission conducted interviews with thousands of elderly people around Ireland who remembered what they themselves had heard from ancestors who had survived the Famine. Cathal Póirtéir has edited a selection of these recollections, arranging the material in an order which follows the rough chronology of the Famine itself. Famine Echoes is published to coincide with the RTÉ Radio series of the same name. Famine Echoes: Table of Contents Folk Memory and the Famine Before the Bad Times Abundance Abused and the Blight Turnips, Blood, Herbs and Fish ‘No Sin and You Starving’ Mouths Stained Green ‘The Fever, God Bless Us’ The Paupers and the Poorhouse Boilers, Stirabout and ‘Yellow Male’ New Lines and ‘Male Roads’ ‘Soupers’, ‘Jumpers’ and ‘Cat Breacs’ The Bottomless Coffin and the Famine Pit Landlords, Grain and Government Agents, Grabbers and Gombeen Men ‘A Terrible Levelling of Houses’ The Coffin Ships and the Going Away Of Curses, Kindness and Miraculous Food Appendix I Appendix II
Author: Patrick J. Walsh
Release Date: 2016-04-29
Genre: Political Science
Emphasizing the importance of the space programme to the scientific, social and cultural history of the last half of the 20th century, this brief history celebrates the almost unimaginable technological leap that the space programme represents, a feat of teamwork, innovation, dedication and mastery unprecedented in the history of mankind. Walsh's narrative begins just before the Mercury programme, covers the original seven astronauts, the Gemini and Apollo programmes, through Skylab and up to the space shuttle. The glories and emotion of space exploration are presented against the backdrop of the Cold War, the presidential administrations of Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford and Carter, and other singificant events in US history. The positive accomplishments of the astronauts are put in context of an increasingly negative domestic situation in the '60s and '70s, the Bay of Pigs, civil rights, assassinations, growing involvement in and dissension about Vietnam, the Watergate scandal, and Nixon's resignation.
- A dead ex-girlfriend - A genetically engineered super soldier - An evil corporation that corrupts everything it touches - A subversive computer-worshipping cult - A deranged artificial intelligence assistant - A small time hustler/salesman named Bob What do they all have in common? Me. I'm Jake turner, the best damn pilot in the Solar System. During a routine shuttle run down to Mars, my good friend Bob asked me to pick up some 'sensitive' software on my way to dinner. I should have known better. Before I could eat my fajitas I was shot, tortured, and had sustained more concussions than an OmegaCorp Security Force target dummy. Even worse, my AI assistant developed a serious personality disorder. OmegaCorp interrupted my dinner, ruined my life, killed my ex-girlfriend, and blew up my ship. Now they are going to pay! My only allies are an elite group of super hackers and the most dangerous warrior ever to break free of OmegaCorp's Elite training program. Nice allies, right? Only they are also lunatic cultists who worship electronic devices and seem to think that I am some kind of Holy Man. Everything revolves around my dead ex-girlfriend, Holly. And I thought she was a pain in the ass when she was alive!
Author: Harold Brannan
Publisher: Retrad Publishing Company
At the end of the Red River War, any lingering vestige of the fierce Indian hegemony over the Southern Plains was completely crushed and the tribes of native people were now restricted to government-controlled reservations in Oklahoma Territory. The abrupt change left vacant thousands of acres of unclaimed land which the frontier settlers of Texas and other states began to move into and claim as their own. Old customs die hard, however, and for the next few years of transition, there were still echoes of the old ways reverberating across the land.