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epitaphs Curious Epitaphs: Collected from the Graveyards of Great Britain and Ireland: with Biographical, Genealogical, and Historical Notes - by William Andrews FRHS Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace How do you summarize a life in just a few words? William Andrews takes readers on a journey through strange and unusual epitaphs of the 19th century in England, featuring a variety of both notable and obscure figures: servants, soldiers, clergy, musicians, clerks and…Read more Curious Epitaphs: Collected from the Graveyards of Great Britain and Ireland: with Biographical, Genealogical, and Historical Notes
BookCoverImage Eben Holding’s Last Day A-Fishing - by Irving Bacheller Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace In addition to being a writer, Addison Irving Bacheller (1859-1950) founded the Bacheller Syndicate, the first newspaper syndicate in the United States established in 1885 to provide unique content to fill additional space of Sunday papers. It was often with writing by well-known authors like Rudyard…Read more Eben Holding’s Last Day A-Fishing
BookCoverImage-1 Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards - by William Andrew Chatto Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace William Andrew Chatto (1799-1864) initially was employed in the wholesale tea business. However, his real passion was antiquarian scholarship, so in 1834, he gave up the family firm and devoted himself to writing full-time. His first work was entitled, Recollections of Fly-Fishing in Northumberland, under the…Read more Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards
Homeopathy: B.F. Bittinger’s Historical Sketch of Washington’s Hahnemann Monument Homeopathy: B.F. Bittinger’s Historical Sketch of Washington’s Hahnemann Monument  - Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace One of the more imposing monuments in Washington is not to a general or to a congressman but to a leader in the homeopathic movement. One may wonder whether homeopathic remedies are effective; there is not an iota of proof that the promises the movement makes are ever…Read more Homeopathy: B.F. Bittinger’s Historical Sketch of Washington’s Hahnemann Monument 
Lariats and Lassos: Bernard S. Mason’s How to Spin a Rope Lariats and Lassos: Bernard S. Mason’s How to Spin a Rope - Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace By Bernard S. Mason No self-respecting cowboy would refer to a lasso.  A rope was a rope. Roping was the activity and rope was the instrument. However, the magic that could be worked fascinated Americans, and the Wild West Show for a time rivaled the circus as exciting entertainment…Read more Lariats and Lassos: Bernard S. Mason’s How to Spin a Rope
Naturism in the United States: Frances and Mason Merrill’s Nudism Comes to America Naturism in the United States - Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace This controversial book has been a stalwart part of the reading lists of those attracted to naturism, which involved much more than simply taking off clothes and lying on a beach. The complex relationship that involves nudity with disciplines as disparate as yoga and environmentalism makes the subject…Read more Naturism in the United States
BookCoverImage-8 Ocean Life in the Old Sailing Ship Days - by John D. Whidden Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace John D. Whidden served in various roles on ships since the age of twelve. Although he portrayed himself as a roguish boy, he quickly proved himself as a ship’s gofer, and earned a mate’s position by his early twenties. His travels saw him around the…Read more Ocean Life in the Old Sailing Ship Days
taverns Old London Taverns: Historical, Descriptive, and Reminiscent - by Edward Callow Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace In February 1900, a journal review of Old London Taverns commented that the author was annoyed by mistakes in recounting pub history. So he embarked on this chronicle: “He tells us of various taverns, chop-houses, bakers’, butchers’, and kindred topics of considerable variety, places both…Read more Old London Taverns: Historical, Descriptive, and Reminiscent
beekeeping Productive Bee-Keeping Modern Methods of Production and Marketing of Honey: Lippincott’s Farm Manuals - by Frank C. Pellett Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Lippincott’s developed a series of manuals regarding agricultural production, including this volume on beekeeping. Among other things, it offers a historical look at apiculture, the practice of human harvesting of products from honey bee colonies, as well as its marketing methodology. Beekeeping has quite…Read more Productive Bee-Keeping Modern Methods of Production and Marketing of Honey: Lippincott’s Farm Manuals
00001 Songs of a Sourdough - by Robert W. Service Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Robert Service was born in 1874 and grew up in Scotland as the oldest of 10 siblings. Even as a child he craved excitement, but his energy was channeled into the quiet life of a bank clerk. He did enroll in the English Language…Read more Songs of a Sourdough
basket The Basket Maker: An Illustrated Guide to 20th Century Basket Weaving - by Luther Weston Turner Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Basket weaving is a long-practiced art form around the world, used in practical and decorative manners. Author Luther Weston Turner developed this illustrative manual to explain how to develop a variety of simple, melon shaped, and circular baskets, as well as mats. He begins…Read more The Basket Maker: An Illustrated Guide to 20th Century Basket Weaving
The History of Playing Cards: Anecdotes for Their Use in Conjuring, Fortune Telling & Card Sharping The History of Playing Cards: Anecdotes for Their Use in Conjuring, Fortune Telling & Card Sharping - by Rev. Ed. S. Taylor Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace The History of Playing Cards offers a comprehensive look at the history and usage of cards, tracing their movements through India, China, the Middle East, and through Europe, with a heavy emphasis on cards in France and England. Taylor included a great deal of…Read more The History of Playing Cards: Anecdotes for Their Use in Conjuring, Fortune Telling & Card Sharping
pine Trail of the Lonesome Pine - byJohn Fox Jr., Illustrated by F. C. Yohn Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is set in the Appalachian Mountains and examines a long-standing family feud between the Falins and the Tollivers, somewhat based on the life of “Devil John” Wesley Wright. The work examines the impact that…Read more Trail of the Lonesome Pine