Nonfiction/History

From First to Last <BR>The Peace Society <BR>By: Andrew Henry Heflin
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ISBN: 978-1-59824-725-1
Edition: Paperback, 188 Pages
Publication Date: October 29, 2007
There are millions of words that have been written on the divisive history of the War Between the States, commonly referred to as, “The Civil War.” Thousands of stories have been placed in book form.

Robert S. Heflin lived a truly remarkable life at a time in our country’s development and change which required a special courage, a steadfast and resolute commitment.

It was his country, above all else, that he pledged to support. He felt it to be his duty. At risk were the bonds of love and the nurturing of his wife and children, his father and mother, his brothers and sisters and his friends and neighbors.

It was the Union of the United States for which he risked all of this. It was for more than honor; much more.
Cinema Salem - A Cinematic Guide to the Witch City <BR>By: Peter Mac
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ISBN: 978-1-59824-700-8
Edition: Paperback, 348 Pages
Publication Date: October 1, 2007
Other Editions: Hardcover
This book is a detailed compendium of the moving image relative to Salem, Massachusetts, and the infamous Witch Trials of 1692. It is a vibrant account of television and film productions where Salem (aka “The Witch City”) is a plot point, reference or locale.

The one and only guide for the historian, film buff, and/or Witch in your life.

This tome, penned by film historian and author Peter Mac, is filled with never seen before pictures; interviews with those associated with the town and productions; as well as reviews, editorial essays, TV episode guides and much much more!
Tattoos <BR>The Stories Behind the Ink <br>By: Geoffrey L. Domowicz
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ISBN: 978-1-59824-428-1
Edition: Paperback, 185 Pages
Publication Date: February 7, 2006
Why is our culture so fascinated with tattoos? Is this just a trend or a true reflection of our modern culture? The reasons why people acquire tattoos in our modern society today are vast and varied. Often people obtain a tattoo for very personal reasons. This text captures the true stories of why eighty-one people decided to get a tattoo. Through personal interviews conducted by the author, the book explains the meanings behind their tattoos and the decisions leading to the placement of that tattoo on their body in their own words.
Cooke County Chronicles - Part 3 - Red River and Silver City <BR>By: Sharon Hess
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ISBN: 1-59824-294-6
Edition: Paperback, 384 Pages
Publication Date: September 28, 2006
The Red is not necessarily the most attractive river in Texas but it certainly deserves its name...ask anyone who has spent a day of fishing along the banks or swimming in the murky waters....your clothes will be stained for some time to come.

It is the red clay soil that gives the river its crimson color and thus her name. I believe the Red River must be feminine by the way she meanders her way along. Sometimes she’s as docile as a lamb and her waters flow gently along the banks, the catfish flopping, their tails slapping the calm surface as they return to the depths. At other times she’s as angry and honery as a bumblebee as her waters rise high and the foam whirls and bobs around the debris carried by the swiftly moving currents. Like an angered demon the waters rise and nothing along the banks are safe from her fury....saplings are torn from their home in the sandy Oklahoma soil and decayed fallen trees are picked up by her waves and carried briskly along.

W.R. Strong, an early pioneer speaks of Cooke County: “The first road or trail through Cooke County was made by the Mormons when they left Missouri for Salt Lake and it must have been not later than 1843 or 1844. There was a big bunch of them and they left a pretty plain trail which after wards became the old California Trail.

“They came from Preston and Whitesboro across the prairie, keeping on the divide between Timber Creek and Mineral Creek (Grayson County), around the head of Pecan Creek and on around both Brushey and Dry Elm, crossed Main Elm at the St. Jo crossing and on the divide between Clear and Farmer’s Creeks on to Young County.

“This trail afterwards became the California Trail, and I have seen lots of long wagon trains going over it on their way to California especially during the years ‘49 and ‘50 when the gold fever was on. Also some of our own men followed it-Capt. (W.C.) Twitty, Dr. (J. Pope) Long, Mr. (William) Howeth, Marcus Webster, Joe Worth, Roy Montague and others.”
Soft Fur and Iron Men <br>By: Professor Aaron Robert Woodard
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ISBN: 1-59824-239-3
Edition: Paperback, 304 Pages
Publication Date: June 7, 2006

A History of the Fur Trade in South Dakota and the Upper Missouri

In this fascinating study, Professor Aaron Woodard sheds new light on an old subject - the fur trade in the Upper Missouri. Concentrating particularly on his own state of South Dakota, Woodard weaves a tale of international intrigue, vicious Indian fights and heroic mountain men.

Woodard uses government documents and primary evidence to illustrate the grave danger confronting the American fur trading fraternity during the War of 1812. Woodard notes that but for the resolute actions of individual mountain men, the Upper Missouri could well have become another English colony, while the United States as we know it today would never have been created.

Woodard also examines the key role played by Native Americans as the fur trade became big business. Indians were not simply tricked into trading with whites - Woodard notes that a complex relationship developed between traders and their Indian partners, often involving marriages and family interaction.

The book also profiles individual traders and Mountain Men such as Pierre Chouteau, Manuel Lisa and the legendary Jedediah Smith - all of whom had hair raising adventures in the Upper Missouri. Readers will learn of Smith’s narrow escape from a marauding Grizzly Bear, and of early battles between trappers and Indian tribes.

Any reader interested in early American frontier history or the fur trade and Mountain Men will find this an excellent and exciting reading adventure as well as a reliable and useful reference tool. The book is also generously illustrated with maps, western art and drawings by Frederick Remington and George Catlin.
When Katrina Stood Down We Came Running, But Rita Tripped Us <br>By: Shandra Love
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ISBN: 978-1-59824-268-3
Edition: Paperback, 175 Pages
Publication Date: May 31, 2006
This book is the only one that will take you inside the psychological aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Each heart-wrenching tale will leave you shaking your head and counting your blessings.

The testimonies are forthright and will allow you to see beyond the picture that the media has painted of them. They’re still in shock, still without official word of where some loved ones are, and to add insult to injury, they’re having to make defiant declarations that they deserve better than what they’ve been getting.
French-Creoles: A Shattered Nation <br>Louisiana French-Creole Culture <br>By: Gilbert E. Martin, Sr
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ISBN: 1-59824-178-8
Edition: Paperback, 438 Pages
Publication Date: March 2006
French-Creoles: A Shattered Nation traces the origin, evolution and development of Louisiana Creole culture from the great Mali Empire of ancient Ghana to its current existence in New Orleans today. It details the sequence of connections between Africa, Europe, the French West Indies, and America. America’s past and present confrontations with French Creoles in Haiti and in Louisiana are described in detail.
The Miseducation of Nat Turner <br>By: Anthony P. Johnson, M.A.
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ISBN: 1-59824-127-3
Edition: Paperback, 57 Pages
Publication Date: January 25, 2006
Some have called him a slave, minister, a family man, murderer, and a revolutionary. Nat Turner is the controversial figure who rose from the ashes of obscurity to leaving and indelible impression of religious rigor and bloodshed on the very fabric of America; and quite possibly the world. Here is the story of a slave who was one of body but not of the mind and the spirit. Nat Turner, a slave himself, who would lead (60) other slaves to commit the unthinkable…the murder of (55) white women and children during the slave revolt at Southampton, Virginia in 1831. Even after his eventual capture and subsequent execution, Nat Turner stood by his actions and convictions because he believed that he was an instrument of God, and if it required the killing of white women and children to bring America into the light that its own hands were purged in the blood of the African slave; so be it!

In this book I plan to chronicle who the real Nat Turner was…a slave, minister, and finally, an African American hero. I will utilize scholarly books from noted authors who proved that many of us have been mis-educated about Nat Turner.

Patrick Henry who history scholars call one of the Founding Fathers once said “Give me liberty or give me death”. Nat Turner attempted to take liberty by force for the freedom of all African American slaves, and in the end welcomed death with open arms.
"151" - Thinker's Thoughts of All Fascinations <br>By: Dakota Diamond
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ISBN: 1-59824-118-4
Edition: Paperback, 157 Pages
Publication Date: December 2005

“Trance”

It’s always interesting to hear another person’s thoughts or philosophy about life. Some people are so boring they put you to sleep. Others can be so amusing. Some could change the way you think for the rest of your life. The lines, paragraphs and/or statements herein could be against all your beliefs. Then again, it could be right up your alley and change your life for the better.

The reason for this book is to provoke thoughts for the wondering. The book contains a massive variation of thoughts, it should be read slowly to ensure enjoyment and maximum comprehension of all brain interaction processes.

I thank you kindly for your interest at this point. Don’t stop, for most don’t know what they read, until it’s complete. I know this much, you won’t ever forget this book. Reading and acknowledgment is the beauty of it all. Don’t ever doubt anything in this world. A positive influence in any representative being is where you coincide. I love this world, I know you do too!

This book contains short stories, ponders, wonders and answers to some of the simplest of life’s questions. This book is for entertainment purposes and enjoyment, simple poetry and powerful statements. Enjoy!

                                                          Most Sincerely,
                                                          Dakota Diamond