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In Olde Connecticut

In Olde Connecticut – Charles Burr Todd

The byways of history often have a fascination denied to the highroads. In these interesting pages Mr. Todd discourses pleasantly on various episodes in the past of an old England commonwealth. He takes us to Fairfield, to Lebanon, to New London, and gives us glimpses of matters not often set down. The picturesque side of our history is too often neglected. Even the strenuous resistance of the colonists to political and religious ideals they did not like did not deprive their lives of all salt and savor. There were dinners and dances at Lebanon, the home of Trumbull, when the French officers were there, and “the fair Connecticut girls” were considered attractive by the visitors. Here is an engaging record of the „unconsidered trifles, curious episodes, bits of quaint and curious lore“ which the author had succeeded in rescuing from unworked mines of local tradition and chronicle.

In Olde Connecticut

In Olde Connecticut

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In Olde Connecticut.

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In Olde New York

In Olde New York – Charles Burr Todd

Father Knickerbocker himself seems to come to life and tells of the people whom he knew and the incidents of which he was a part, with all the interest that comes of actual-personal participation. That is the feeling one gets in reading Mr. Todd’s description of old days and old scenes in the city of New York and the surrounding region. The subjects of which he treats are as fragrant in their mere titles of the interest that dwells in those days as an old cupboard of lavender.

In Olde New York

In Olde New York

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In Olde New York.

ISBN: 9783849672362.

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New York Basics (from Wikipedia):

The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2016 population of 8,537,673 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. A global power city, New York City exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, its fast pace defining the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Life Of George Washington Volume 5

The Life Of George Washington Volume 5 – Washington Irving

„The Life Of George Washington“ is a monumental work on the life of one of the most famous American presidents. Originally published in five volumes between 1853 and 1859, it is a treasure chest of information on Washington and the Civil War. This work is presumeably the most intimate and fascinating biography of a man who worked his way from an Army commander to the first President of the United States. This is volume five out of five.

The Life Of George Washington Volume 5

The Life Of George Washington Volume 5

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The Life Of George Washington Volume 5.

ISBN: 9783849672317.

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Biography of George Washington (from Wikipedia):

George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was an American statesman and soldier who served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and later presided over the 1787 convention that drafted the United States Constitution. He is popularly considered the driving force behind the nation’s establishment and came to be known as the „father of the country,“ both during his lifetime and to this day. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Yesterdays in Washington (Volumes 1 & 2)

Yesterdays in Washington – Mary Smith Lockwood

Mary Smith Lockwood is one of the original three who organized the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her fantastic book about the nation’s capital is full of reminiscences of the great men of the nation, their homes and political life. In addition with the countless untold stories of powerful influences that have gone into the making of the nation, this work is going to be your favourite reading about the history of Washington, D.C. — This edition includes both, originally separately published volumes one and two.

Yesterdays in Washington

Yesterdays in Washington

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Yesterdays in Washington.

ISBN: 9783849672478.

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Basics on Washington, D.C. (from Wikipedia):

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, first President of the United States and Founding Father. Washington is the principal city of the Washington Metropolitan Area, which has a population of 6,131,977. Washington is described as the political Capital of the World, owing to its status as the seat of the United States Federal Government and numerous international institutions, such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Washington is one of the most visited cities in the world, with more than 20 million annual tourists. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Early Days Of Washington

Early Days Of Washington – S. Somervell Mackall

Miss Mackall in the ‘Early Days of Washington’ has written and compiled one of the first histories of Washington and of the District of Columbia which shows mark of authority and careful preparation. The work is the result of years of study and toil, and we have, in consequence, a book of more than local interest. It is, necessarily, largely biographical, and here Miss Mackall has had exceptional facilities. Belonging to one of the oldest and best-known of the District families, her forefathers being socially thrown with the makers of Washington history, many incidents of interest, which otherwise would have been lost, have been handed down and are now told in print for the first time. Says The Washington Evening Star: “It reads almost like a romance. There was much to fill the lives of the residents then that is absent now. The social existence was essentially different, the community was closer together and more self-dependent.” Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Ten Years In Washington

Ten Years In Washington – Mary Clemmer Ames

Mary Clemmer Ames’ book tells of the “inner life,” wonders, marvels, mysteries, secret doings etc. of the nation’s capital, “as a woman sees. them.” The chapters are overflowing with spicy revelations, humor, pathos and good things for all.

Ten Years In Washington

Ten Years In Washington

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Ten Years In Washington.

ISBN: 9783849672454.

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Basics on Washington, D.C. (from Wikipedia):

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, first President of the United States and Founding Father. Washington is the principal city of the Washington Metropolitan Area, which has a population of 6,131,977. Washington is described as the political Capital of the World, owing to its status as the seat of the United States Federal Government and numerous international institutions, such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Washington is one of the most visited cities in the world, with more than 20 million annual tourists. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis

Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis – J. Fletcher Williams

The recounting of events which have transpired in our own neighborhood is the most interesting of all history. There is a fascination in the study of the intermingled fact and fiction of the past which is heightened by a familiarity with the localities described. The river which flows through our native village acquires a new interest when, in imagination, we see the Indian canoe on its surface and the skin-covered tepee on its banks, as in days of yore. Log cabins, straw roofs, and the rude „betterments“ of the hardy pioneer, are the next changes on the scene, followed soon by mushroom towns, some of which perish as quickly as they spring up, while others astonish us by their rapid growth; cities are built, and moss and ivy, the evidences of age, o soon accumulate. The purpose of this book is to present these pictures in their natural succession, arousing the enthusiasm of the reader, if possible, giving him a more vigorous enjoyment of the present by linking if with the past. The compass of this work is wide, extending over a long period of time, embracing the accounts of early explorers, also reaching back among the legends of the past, and approaching the events of today. In the end it leaves a thrilling account and narrative of the history of Hennepin county, the townships and especially the city of Minneapolis. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Campaigns Of The Civil War Vol. 3 – The Peninsula

Campaigns Of The Civil War Vol. 3 – The Peninsula – Alexander Stewart Webb.

The Peninsula Campaign (also known as the Peninsular Campaign) of the American Civil War was a major Union operation launched in southeastern Virginia from March through July 1862, the first large-scale offensive in the Eastern Theater. The operation, commanded by Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, was an amphibious turning movement against the Confederate States Army in Northern Virginia, intended to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond. McClellan was initially successful against the equally cautious General Joseph E. Johnston, but the emergence of the aggressive General Robert E. Lee turned the subsequent Seven Days Battles into a humiliating Union defeat.

Campaigns Of The Civil War Vol. 3 - The Peninsula

Campaigns Of The Civil War Vol. 3 – The Peninsula

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Campaigns Of The Civil War Vol. 3 – The Peninsula.

ISBN: 9783849673352.

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What you need to know about the Civil War (from Wikipedia):

The American Civil War was a civil war that was fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. As a result of the long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861, when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, shortly after U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated. The nationalists of the Union proclaimed loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States, who advocated for states‘ rights to expand slavery. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Life Of George Washington Volume 4

The Life Of George Washington Volume 4 – Washington Irving

„The Life Of George Washington“ is a monumental work on the life of one of the most famous American presidents. Originally published in five volumes between 1853 and 1859, it is a treasure chest of information on Washington and the Civil War. This work is presumeably the most intimate and fascinating biography of a man who worked his way from an Army commander to the first President of the United States. This is volume four out of five.

The Life Of George Washington Volume 4

The Life Of George Washington Volume 4

Format: Paperback.

The Life Of George Washington Volume 4.

ISBN: 9783849673338.

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Biography of George Washington (from Wikipedia):

George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was an American statesman and soldier who served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and later presided over the 1787 convention that drafted the United States Constitution. He is popularly considered the driving force behind the nation’s establishment and came to be known as the „father of the country,“ both during his lifetime and to this day. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Life Of George Washington Volume 3

The Life Of George Washington Volume 3 – Washington Irving

„The Life Of George Washington“ is a monumental work on the life of one of the most famous American presidents. Originally published in five volumes between 1853 and 1859, it is a treasure chest of information on Washington and the Civil War. This work is presumeably the most intimate and fascinating biography of a man who worked his way from an Army commander to the first President of the United States. This is volume three out of five.

The Life Of George Washington Volume 3

The Life Of George Washington Volume 3

Format: Paperback.

The Life Of George Washington Volume 3.

ISBN: 9783849673321.

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Biography of George Washington (from Wikipedia):

George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was an American statesman and soldier who served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and later presided over the 1787 convention that drafted the United States Constitution. He is popularly considered the driving force behind the nation’s establishment and came to be known as the „father of the country,“ both during his lifetime and to this day. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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