Download E-books Red River Floods: Fargo and Moorhead (Images of America) PDF

By Terry Shoptaugh

Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota, have existed on contrary facets of the crimson River of the North for the reason that 1871. Ever considering the fact that, heavy moisture from melting snow has mixed with spring rains to threaten either cities with a swiftly emerging, twisting river. Minor flooding is nearly an annual occasion, and on six events the 2 cities skilled significant floods requiring evacuations of huge numbers of citizens. The historical past of those floods is roofed within the photos contained during this booklet, together with many supplied through citizens, neighborhood flood-fighting crews, and kingdom and federal corporations. those pictures inform the tale of the way the 2 groups care for one among nature's commonest hazards.

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Download E-books Early Costa Mesa, CA (IMG) (Images of America) PDF

3 rising groups from the partitioned Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana shaped the unbelievable commence for a urban that may ultimately proclaim itself the “City of the Arts.” those farming communities—Fairview, Paularino, and Harper—attracted households and businesspeople. neighborhood leaders then took pragmatic steps to fulfill neighborhood wishes comparable to colleges, church buildings, and a water offer. Harper’s first land developer appealed to oldsters of modest ability through ads, “You! 5 Acres.” by means of 1920, Harper wanted a broader identification and an area businessman proposed a naming contest, delivering a $25 prize. “Costa Mesa,” spotting the area’s background and geography, reaped the present. 8 years later, citizens handily defeated the town of Santa Ana’s annexation try by means of a margin of 5 to 1. the good melancholy, the 1933 lengthy seashore earthquake, and the 1938 Santa Ana River flood then besieged the fledgling neighborhood. Undaunted, Costa Mesa persisted to develop. through 1939, the degree were set for the postwar miracle that may turn into the trendy urban of Costa Mesa.

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Download E-books When Britain Burned the White House: The 1814 Invasion of Washington PDF

By Peter Snow

In August 1814, the USA military was once defeated simply open air Washington, D.C., by means of the world's maximum army strength. President James Madison and his spouse had simply enough time to escape the White condo ahead of the British invaders entered. British troops stopped to ceremonial dinner at the meal nonetheless sitting at the Madisons' dining-room desk sooner than environment the White apartment on hearth. the level of the destruction used to be immense; accomplished in wooden instead of marble, every thing contained in the mansion used to be flamable. purely the outer stone partitions could stand up to the fire.

The tide of the warfare of 1812 could quick flip, although. under a month later, American troops may stand successful on the conflict of fortress McHenry. Poet Francis Scott Key, struck by means of the sight of the yank flag waving over fortress McHenry, jotted down the beginnings of a poem that will be set to tune and turn into the U.S. nationwide anthem, "The big name Spangled Banner."

In his compelling narrative kind, Peter Snow recounts the fast-changing fortunes of that summer's impressive confrontations. Drawing from a wealth of fabric, together with eyewitness bills, Snow describes the colourful personalities on each side of these striking occasions: together with the beleaguered President James Madison and primary girl Dolley, American heroes resembling Joshua Barney and Sam Smith, and wrong army leaders like military leader William Winder and struggle Secretary John Armstrong. at the British part, Snow re-creates the fiery Admiral George Cockburn, the wary yet immensely renowned significant normal Robert Ross, and sharp-eyed diarists James Scott and George Gleig.

When Britain Burned the White House highlights this unprecedented second in British and American background, the brave, profitable protection of citadel McHenry and the yank triumph that may stick to, and America's and Britain's choice to by no means back struggle each one other.

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Download E-books On History: Tariq Ali and Oliver Stone in Conversation PDF

By Tariq Ali

In operating jointly on not easy new documentaries—South of the Border and the imminent The Untold heritage of the United States sequence for Showtime—filmmaker Oliver Stone engaged with writer and filmmaker Tariq Ali in a probing, hard-hitting dialog on
the politics of history.

Their discussion brings to gentle a few forgotten—or intentionally buried—episodes of yank historical past, from the united states intervention opposed to the Russian Revolution and the dynamic radicalism of the
Industrial staff of the area to Henry Wallace’s sidelining by way of Democratic celebration laptop insiders and the continued interference of the us in Pakistani political affairs.

For Stone and Ali—two of our such a lot insightful observers on heritage and renowned culture—no subject is sacred, no orthodoxy is going unchallenged.

TARIQ ALI is an across the world acclaimed Pakistani author and filmmaker. He has written greater than dozen books on global heritage and politics and 7 novels (translated into over a dozen languages) in addition to scripts for the degree and reveal. he's an editor of New Left Review and lives in London.

OLIVER STONE has directed, between different movies, Wall road: funds by no means Sleeps, W., international exchange heart, Alexander, Any Given Sunday, Nixon, traditional Born Killers, Heaven and Earth, JFK, The doorways, Born at the Fourth of July, speak Radio, Wall road, Platoon, Salvador, and the documentaries Looking for Fidel, Comandante, character Non Grata, South of the Border, and the approaching The Untold historical past of the United States sequence for Showtime.

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Download E-books Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, and Muskegon Railway (Images of Rail) PDF

The Grand Rapids, Grand Haven & Muskegon (GRGH&M) Railway was once a part of a community of electrical railroads that unfold throughout southern Michigan within the early a part of the twentieth century. for almost 30 years, the railway hooked up Grand Rapids with Muskegon and Grand Haven at the Lake Michigan shore. the short and widespread provider it provided reworked existence in Coopersville, Nunica, Berlin (now Marne), Fruitport, and different smaller groups alongside the way in which. moreover, the railway and the boats of the Goodrich and Crosby steamship strains supplied an in a single day reference to Chicago and Milwaukee. relocating either humans and freight, this interurban had an immense impression on either neighborhood and local economies. pictures of Rail: The Grand Rapids, Grand Haven & Muskegon Railway lines the background of the electrical interurban in West Michigan, telling the tale of the expansion, operation, and eventual dying of a tremendous electrical railway within the area.

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Download E-books Haunted Etowah County, Alabama (Haunted America) PDF

By Mike Goodson

Located alongside the Coosa River, Etowah County's heritage is intertwined with the twists and turns of this flowing water. And notwithstanding the currents of the Coosa shift each day, a few furniture of the river can't aid yet stay. it truly is stated that famed riverboat captain James M. Elliott Jr. haunts the Coosa's banks, nonetheless blasting the whistle from the Magnolia, his steam engine greater than a century outdated. however the river is not the simply a part of Etowah County that is still populated by means of spirits previous. subscribe to neighborhood writer and ghost journey advisor Mike Goodson on a chilling trip via Gadsden, Attalla and the remainder of Etowah County as he recounts the haunted background of the area. This eerie assortment bargains the definitive advisor to ghostly job in Etowah County.

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Download E-books Amazing American Inventors of the 20th Century (Inspiring Collective Biographies) PDF

By Laura S. Jeffrey

The 10 american citizens profiled during this publication is probably not widely used to a couple humans, yet their innovations definitely are. at the present time, we take without any consideration devises reminiscent of televisions, microchips, laswers, or even the large Soaker water gun. in the final 100 years within the usa, inventive contributors reminiscent of these brought during this ebook have driven know-how past the desires of quite a few years in the past. every one of those inventors started with an idea for making improvements to a few point of lifestyles. via ingenuity, labor, and skill, they made their rules a fact. comprises profiles of William Lear, Philo Farnsworth, Beatrice Kenner, Gertrude Belle Elion, Gordon Gould, Charles Ginsburg, Robert Shurney, Jack Kilby, Stephanie Kwolek and Lonnie Johnson.

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Download E-books The Day Lincoln Was Shot: An Hour-by-Hour Account of What Really Happened on April 14th, 1865 PDF

By Jim Bishop

The Day Lincoln used to be Shot is a gripping, minute-by-minute account of April 14, 1865: the day President Abraham Lincoln used to be tragically assassinated.

It chronicles the hobbies of Lincoln and his murderer John Wilkes sales space in the course of each circulation of that fateful day. writer and journalist Jim Bishop has formed an unforgettable story of tragedy, extra gripping than fiction, extra alive than any newspaper account.
 
First released in 1955, The Day Lincoln was once Shot used to be a major bestseller, and in 1998 it used to be made right into a TNT motion picture, with Rob Morrow as Booth.
 

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Download E-books San Marcos (Images of America) PDF

By Charlie Musser

In response to legend, the identify San Marcos will be attributed to a bunch of Spaniards who, whereas out on a challenge to catch suspected horse thieves, accidently stumbled upon a stunning little valley at the banquet day of St. Mark. This little valley may stay moderately populated for years yet to come, as a Mexican land provide tenanted by way of vaqueros, an agricultural salvation for homesteading early Californians, and the location of small cities that might approximately disappear among the pages of historical past. With the arriving of the Santa Fe Railroad, eventual professional incorporation in 1963, and non-stop development this day, San Marcos has shaped an identification as a prospering and turning out to be neighborhood that also keeps the texture of a rural small city.

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Download E-books Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America PDF

By Wil Haygood

Over the process his forty-year occupation, Thurgood Marshall introduced down the separate-but-equal doctrine, built-in faculties, and never in basic terms fought for human rights and human dignity but additionally made them most unlikely to disclaim within the courts and within the streets. during this galvanizing biography, award-winning writer Wil Haygood makes use of the framework of the dramatic, contentious five-day Senate listening to to verify Marshall because the first African-American preferrred court docket justice, to weave a provocative and relocating examine Marshall’s lifestyles in addition to on the politicians, legal professionals, activists, and others who shaped—or desperately attempted to stop—the civil rights move. An authoritative account of 1 of the main transformative justices of the 20th century, Showdown makes transparent that it truly is very unlikely to overestimate Thurgood Marshall’s lasting effect at the racial politics of our kingdom.

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