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Celebrating Family History, An Anthology of Prize-winning Stories sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society

By: Beth Maltbie Uyehara

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: U4084


Family history preserves the everyday details of personalities and family interactions. What did it feel like to be Grandma? What did the world look like through her eyes? This anthology demonstrates the variety of ways in which family history can be recorded and preserved. If you have a family story to tell, this book will inspire you to take the plunge and start writing. The stories in this anthology were taken from the first five years of the Southern California Genea... View more info

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The Greatest Killer: Smallpox in History, with a new introduction

By: Donald R. Hopkins

Price: $18.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 2002 [1983]

Seller ID: 351688


Once known as the "great fire" or "spotted death," smallpox has been rivaled only by plague as a source of supreme terror. Although naturally occurring smallpox was eradicated in 1977, recent terrorist attacks in the United States have raised the possibility that someone might craft a deadly biological weapon from stocks of the virus that remain in known or perhaps unknown laboratories.In The Greatest Killer, Donald R. Hopkins provides a fascinating a... View more info

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THE INJUR'D HUSBAND AND LASSELIA

By: Eliza Haywood, edited by Jerry Beasley

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Kentucky Press: 1999

Seller ID: 109612


The scheming, sexually predatory anti-heroine of The Injur'd Husband is a memorable villain who defies all expectations of a woman's conduct in marriage. The heroine of Lasselia is initially a model of virtue who bravely resists the advances of a king, only to be driven by her passion and desire into an illicit affair with a married man and ultimately into ruin. Eliza Haywood (1693?-1756) was one of the first women in England to earn a living writing fiction. Her early t... View more info

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More Psychic Roots:Further Adventures in Serendipity & Intuition in Genealogy

By: Henry Z Jones, Jr.

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc:

Seller ID: 315249


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Chronicles of the Frigate Macedonian, 1809-1922

By: James Tertius De Kay

Price: $15.95

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.: 2000

Seller ID: 320243


His Majesty's Frigate Macedonian was launched at Woolwich in 1810, at the height of the wars against Napoleon; its remains, refashioned as a seaside hotel, burned in the Bronx in 1922. It is barely remembered now, but in its time the Macedonianwas recognized as the most important prize ever taken by the American navy--a distinction it holds to this day. The history of this one ship, recommissioned USS Macedonianafter its capture from the British in the War of 1812, is an... View more info

Collecting Dead Relatives

By: Laverne Galeener-Moore

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc: 1987

Seller ID: 311814


An uproarious, irreverent romp through the field of genealogy. Guaranteed to keep you sane and keep you laughing. View more info

Further Undertakings of a Dead Relative Collector

By: Laverne Galeener-Moore

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company: 1989

Seller ID: 312467


More zany adventures on the bumpy road of genealogy. View more info

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Voyages of the Great Britain: Life at Sea in the World's First Liner

By: Nicholas Fogg

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Chatham Publishing: 2004

Seller ID: 762356


Vivid eyewitness testimonies Unusual illustrations of shipboard life Well-known ship, now preserved in Bristol, UK Sea travel in the nineteenth century as reported in the letters, journals, and memoirs of passengers on the world's first liner, Brunel's Great Britain, a ship with a lengthy career as transatlantic mail steamer, troopship, and Australian emigrant carrier. For the majority of passengers, whether emigrant or soldier, sea travel was a nove... View more info

George Washington's False Teeth: An Unconventional Guide to the Eighteenth Century

By: Robert Darnton

Price: $11.96

Publisher: W. W. Norton: 2003

Seller ID: 057607


A master historian's excavations into the past unearth a world that is unexpected and compelling.The most famous character in eighteenth-century Paris, apart from the public hangman, was "Le Grand Thomas," a tooth puller who operated on the Pont-Neuf. A gigantic man seated high above the surrounding supplicants, he commanded instructions to his assistants and the "toothaches seemed to expire at his feet."George Washington was not so lucky. He was ... View more info