Dublin

Author: Scott Thompson
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738505909
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At the dawn of the twentieth century, Dublin, Georgia, was transformed from a violent and lawless community into one of the state's fastest growing, most prosperous and cultivated cities. The coming of the railroad, the prohibition of liquor sales, and evolving industries all played a part in escorting Dublin into this "Golden Era," a period of unparalleled expansion and exuberance. With over two hundred historic photographs, Dublin: The Emerald City takes the reader on a journey into Dublin's storied past, tracing the major events that gave Dublin its sense of community and restored pride in its residents following years of turmoil. Included are images of the town's early homes, businesses, churches, and schools, as well as local festivals, fairs, and sports teams. Although the town's Golden Era came to an untimely end with the invasion of the boll weevil, the influenza epidemic of 1918, and the devastation of lives lost during the First World War, Dublin is still a spirited community, growing and changing with the times while reflecting upon a colorful history.

American Anthem

Author: B. J. Hoff
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736932054
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The three books in the American Anthem series, compiled into one volume.

The City Of Shadows

Author: Michael Russell
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007460082
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Longlisted for the CWA John Creasy New Blood Dagger Award 2013 and shortlisted for CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger Award 2014 ‘She looked up at the terraced house, with the closed shutters and the big room at the end of the long unlit corridor where the man who smiled too much did his work. She climbed the steps and knocked on the door...’

Irish American Chronicle

Author: Thomas J. Fleming
Editor: Publications International
ISBN: 9781412715362
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Foreword by renowned Irish American actress Maureen O'Hara. This is 1 of 3 newest books in the acclaimed Legacy Chronicle series, each with more than 900-1000 extraordinary photos of personalities, events, artifacts, and more, plus compelling articles, captions, sidebar, eyewitness accounts and exclusive time line of events. This is a definitive account of beleaguered immigrants and descendants who rose to prominence and contributed mightily to the American saga.

American Book Publishing Record

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Ireland

Author: Jay Ben Adlersberg
Editor: Welcome Books
ISBN: 1599621258
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A gorgeous coffee table book filled with lush photography and writings from Ireland's greatest authors. Ireland: In Word and Image is a visual celebration of Ireland accompanied by poetry and literary excerpts from renowned authors whose works were inspired by The Emerald Isle, both past and present, among them: Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, Frank McCourt, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats. Photographs are accompanied by richly informative captions. Includes 2 double gatefold and 6 single gatefold pages. There is much said about "magical, mystical Ireland", but you don't feel it until you step out of a fog bank into a forest covered by moss-coated tree trunks and edge over to a stream white with foam and red with iron from the soil. I didn't see a banshee or leprechaun, but I felt I was standing on their home turf.-from the Introduction by Jay Adlersberg

Bush S Wars

Author: Terry H. Anderson
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199831883
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From journalistic accounts like Fiasco and Imperial Life in the Emerald City to insider memoirs like Jawbreaker and Three Cups of Tea , the books about America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could fill a library. But each explores a narrow slice of a whole: two wars launched by a single president as part of a single foreign policy. Now noted historian Terry H. Anderson examines them together, in a single comprehensive overview. Shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush told advisor Karl Rove, "I am here for a reason, and this is how we're going to be judged." Anderson provides this judgment in this sweeping, authoritative account of Bush's War on Terror and his twin interventions. He begins with historical surveys of Iraq and Afghanistan known respectively as "the improbable country" and "the graveyard of empires," and he examines U.S. policies toward those and other nations in the Middle East from the 1970s to 2000s. Then Anderson focuses on the Bush Administration, carrying us through such events as the terrorist's attacks of 9/11, the invasion of Afghanistan and the siege of Tora Bora, the "Axis of Evil" speech, the invasion of Iraq and capture of Baghdad, and the eruption of insurgency in Iraq. He ranges from RPGs slamming into Abrams tanks to cabinet meetings, vividly portraying both soldiers in the field and such policymakers as Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice. Anderson describes the counter-insurgency strategy embodied by the "surge" in Iraq, and the simultaneous revival of the Taliban. He concludes with an assessment of the prosecution of the wars in the first years of Barack Obama's presidency. Carefully researched and briskly narrated, Bush's Wars provides the single-volume, balanced history that we have been waiting for.

Australian Speculative Fiction

Author: Donna Maree Hanson
Editor:
ISBN: 9780975721704
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Long Way Home

Author: Bill Barich
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510732489
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“We do not take a trip; a trip takes us,” John Steinbeck noted in his 1962 classic, Travels with Charley. In 2008, Bill Barich decided to explore the mood of the United States as Steinbeck had done almost a half century before. He set off on a 5,943 mile cross-country drive from New York to his old hometown of San Francisco on Route 50, a road twisting through the American heartland. Long Way Home is the stunning result of his pilgrimage. From the Eastern Shore of Maryland to the spectacular landscape of Moab, Utah, to Steinbeck’s own Salinas Valley, the book is filled with memorable encounters and rich in history and local color; a truthful, inspired account of a once-in-a-lifetime trip. It offers an incisive portrait of a nation divided and the grassroots dissatisfaction that ultimately catapulted Donald Trump into the White House. From the Eastern Shore of Maryland to the spectacular landscape of Moab, Utah, to Steinbeck's own Salinas Valley, filled with memorable encounters and redolent with history and local color, Long Way Home is a truthful, inspiring account of the country at a social and political crossroad.

11 Emerald Street

Author: Hugh O'Donnell
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 9780224071826
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Marking the debut of a formidable new Irish writer, 11 Emerald Street is the story of an enchanting young Dublin boy, Robbie, who believes that God has given him the power to perform miracles. When tragedy strikes close to home, Robbie needs all his powers to keep his world intact.