Nonfiction/History

An Immigrant Family to Colonial America and Beyond <BR>By: Donald B. Wigley
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ISBN: 978-1-60862-789-9
Edition: Paperback, 248 Pages
Publication Date: August 9, 2020
Other Editions: Hardcover
The Life of Job Wigley, Sr. and His Descendents

Having a unique and interesting surname such as “Wigley” was sometimes embarrassing to me when I was very young because it was so easy for people to make fun of the name. However, in later years, I found an unusual name to be quite convenient when I began to do genealogical research. Through immigration, the Wigley name has been propagated throughout the English speaking world. Today, over 4,000 Wigley families live in the United States, and almost 3,000 families remain in England. Other concentrations are located in Australia, Wales, Canada, and New Zealand. This book starts at the beginnings of the Wigley name in England, then focuses primarily on one of the Wigley families who immigrated to the New World as part of British colonization: specifically Job Wigley and his descendants, who came to Westmoreland County in the Northern Neck of Virginia, shortly before the Revolutionary War.
Advancing the Frontier <bR>The Life of Hezekiah Boone and His Descendents <BR>By: Donald B. Wigley
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ISBN: 978-1-60862-013-5
Edition: Paperback, 284 Pages
Publication Date: March 3, 2009
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Whenever the name Boone is mentioned, the public immediately thinks of the name “Daniel Boone”, and associates it with exploration of unknown territory by an early American frontiersman. However, Daniel was not the only Boone who helped push the American frontier from sea to shining sea. There seemed to be a natural proclivity for exploration in the Boone family. They were typically among the first to move into new regions in search of land, adventure, and personal freedom. This book traces the life of one of those “other” Boones, Hezekiah Boone, son of George Boone IV, and the cousin of Daniel Boone. In only two generations, Hezekiah and his son Mordecai Boone moved their families from Pennsylvania, through multiple locations in Virginia, to Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, and finally to Texas, where many of their descendents remain. Affiliated family lines of Wigley, Burt, McGee, Adams, Lane, Altizer, McGregor, Gibbons, Bustinza, and Cavazos are also included.
Understanding Islam - The Persian Imprint <BR>By: Francis Taghert
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ISBN: 978-1-59824-888-3
Edition: Paperback, 66 Pages
Publication Date: January 20, 2009
To an American public opinion, anchored in the belief that Islam is all Arab, “Understanding Islam - The Persian Imprint” demonstrates it to be off the mark.

The truth is that Iran (the Persia of old) fractured Islam’s identity twice: causing it to be non Arab, first; and provoking its schism later.

Further, the World identifies Islamic Men of Science, and their stellar achievements, as Arab whereas, in fact, they were all Persian and Turkomen.

A book whose time has come.
People of the Sacred Fire <BR>By: Henry Heflin
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ISBN: 978-1-59824-945-3
Edition: Paperback, 139 Pages
Publication Date: October 30, 2008
Before the White Man, the discovery and exploration by Hernando de Soto, landing at Port Charlotte, Florida in 1539, until after the Second Creek War of 1836.

The Principal Chiefs of the Confederacy, with their portraits, are covered. (The Upper Towns - War Towns, known as “Red Sticks” and the Lower Towns - Peace Towns, known as White Towns). Full descriptions of the Muscogee Peoples, the Creeks, with emphasis on their physical appearance, life, habits, ceremonies, dress, communities, customs and symbols. Their own political intrigues with ever-encroaching Spain, Britain, France and the New Colonists.

A Glossary on Muscogee Words and Spanish Words. Maps. The Battle at Horseshoe Bend with Andrew Jackson and his Tennessee Militia, Cherokee and Creek allies against Menawa and his “Red Stick” Creek warriors. The adventurer William A. Bowles, British Loyalist, who settled in among the Creeks in then Spanish north Florida and became their Director General; his capture of Fort Marks and wars in West Florida, taking scalps.

This is not “a book.” It is an adventure.
Tippecanoe and Tyler Too <BR>The Story of Two Forgotten Presidencies <br>By: Andrew J. Richter
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ISBN: 978-1-59824-922-4
Edition: Paperback, 147 Pages
Publication Date: September 22, 2008
Eight men served as President of the United States between Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln and all eight have been forgotten. William Henry Harrison and John Tyler are two of them. Harrison only served a month in office and Tyler died as a member of the Confederate Congress and this has ruined their historical reputations. But no presidency has been irrelevant in American History and Harrison and Tyler have a story to tell. This book brings their ignored presidencies to life.
The Nile of No Return <BR>By: Francis Taghert
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ISBN: 978-1-59824-825-8
Edition: Paperback, 79 Pages
Publication Date: June 3, 2008
No History is as convoluted as is Egypt’s.

A foreign religion, Islam, and a foreign language, Arabic, neither of which she wanted, fractured her identity. She claims to be Arab. Which she is not.

Governed by foreign rulers since Alexander, no native-born assumed power till Nasser in 1953.

The recipient of USA free wheat for a population of 65 million: forecast to reach the 100 level come 3001.
THE MAJOR <BR>By: Ellen Fitzgerald
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ISBN: 978-1-59824-742-8
Edition: Paperback, 545 Pages
Publication Date: February 21, 2008
Michael John Fitzgerald - From Immigrant to Officer in the Indian Fighting Army

The story of Michael Fitzgerald is the story of a nine-year-old Irish boy who traveled across the Atlantic without his parents to live in the slums of Baltimore. At the age of seventeen, young Michael enlisted in the Army at Fort McHenry and began a military life that would take him to key areas of America’s growth. He was a young Army private in the Artillery sloshing through the Florida Everglades in the Third Seminole War. He and his family were held prisoners by the rebellious mob in Charleston, South Carolina after Major Anderson fled with the folks at Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter. For his efforts as a field medic he became a hospital steward and helped care for the thousands of men wounded and killed at Antietam. For his actions in Frederick during this time he became a commissioned officer, serving on the West Coast and the Great Plains. During his career he married four wives, the first two in the frontier wilderness.

Michael Fitzgerald was a witness and participant in American History. This book follows Michael’s life and directs our attention to how and where his life intersected with the making of America.
Kaleidoscope <BR>German School Girls During World War II <BR>By: Marianne Herdani-Lombard
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ISBN: 978-1-59824-759-6
Edition: Paperback, 129 Pages
Publication Date: January 11, 2008
Reminiscences of a group of school girls growing up in Germany during WWII, including the naivety, fellowship and propaganda of grade school Hitler Youth camps, growing disillusion during the war, hardships and survival within total destruction at the end, and the search for an education after the war.
Old Hickory as the Chief <BR>The Presidency of Andrew Jackson <BR>By: Andrew J. Richter
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ISBN: 978-1-59824-749-7
Edition: Paperback, 161 Pages
Publication Date: January 1, 2008
Like every American president, Andrew Jackson’s legacy is up for debate. In this book I try to put aside personal bias and preconceived notions to give a fair look at Jackson’s eight turbulent years in the White House. In doing so I found there were two different Jacksons. There was the traditional Jackson who won the Bank War and thwarted nullification and then there was the unsure and sensitive Jackson who craved friendship and loyalty. Historians have described Jackson as everything from a criminal dictator to heroic patriot. I’ll let you judge where the truth lies.
Woodstock '69 Festival <BR>3 Days of Peace and Music <BR>By: Christopher Van Loan
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ISBN: 978-1-59824-753-4
Edition: Paperback, 53 Pages
Publication Date: December 20, 2007
Come to the Catskills for three days of peace and music. That’s how the Woodstock Festival was advertised to sell tickets.

What the promoter expected was a crowd of 10,000 to 50,000 people. But what came to Woodstock was not what they expected. A crowd of more than 500,000 people showed up. This book is a behind the scenes look at what went on at the Woodstock ‘69 Festival.