Author : Sarah Pruitt Genre : History Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield ISBN : 9781493030613 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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A front row seat to the breaking news, photos and hype surrounding history's most mysterious disappearances. Breaking History books offer a front row seat to history as it broke (like “breaking news”) and give the blow-by-blow of historical discovery—what we learned, when we learned it, who made the discovery, and how. Vanished! is an illustrated tour of history’s most confounding cases of disappearance from Amelia Earhart to Jimmy Hoffa; DB Cooper; Alcatraz escapists Frank Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Algin; Jim Thompson; Judge Joseph Force Crater; and more. Starting with the first 30 days surrounding each incident, and then looking at efforts up to this very day to solve each case, this book covers in photos and text history’s most perplexing vanishings.
Author : Don Rauf Genre : History Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield ISBN : 9781493033973 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Breaking History books offer a front row seat to history as it broke (like “breaking news”) and give the blow-by-blow of historical discovery—what we learned, when we learned it, who made the discovery, and how. Lost America is an illustrated look at fascinating places in the United States that have existed only in myth and have never been found, those that were abandoned and why, and those that were lost to social upheaval or natural disaster. The book reviews the history behind these places—how they began, how long they endured, why they were lost, and how many have been rediscovered. Included are accounts of the mysterious disappearance of the Anasazi from the Southwest, the abandonment of the Roanoke Colony in 1590, the environmental disaster that caused the population of Centralia, Pennsylvania to evacuate the town in the 1980s, and the nearly-intact ghost town of Bodie, California. The book also includes places that were thought to exist, but did not--or not yet, anyway: legendary Norse settlements, lost cities of gold, and The Fountain of Youth.
Author : Sarah Pruitt Genre : History Publisher : Lyons Press ISBN : 1493030604 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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A front row seat to the breaking news, photos and hype surrounding history's most mysterious disappearances. The first title in an exciting new Breaking History(R) series from A&E Networks and History(R) Breaking History(R) books offer a front row seat to history as it broke (like "breaking news") and give the blow-by-blow of historical discovery--what we learned, when we learned it, who made the discovery, and how. Vanished! is an illustrated tour of history's most confounding cases of disappearance from Amelia Earhart to Jimmy Hoffa; DB Cooper; Alcatraz escapists Frank Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Algin; Jim Thompson; Judge Joseph Force Crater; and more. Starting with the first 30 days surrounding each incident, and then looking at efforts up to this very day to solve each case, this book covers in photos and text history's most perplexing vanishings.
Author : Melissa Sodeman Genre : Literary Criticism Publisher : Stanford University Press ISBN : 9780804792790 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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During the later eighteenth century, changes in the meaning and status of literature left popular sentimental novels stranded on the margins of literary history. While critics no longer dismiss or ignore these works, recent reassessments have emphasized their interventions in various political and cultural debates rather than their literary significance. Sentimental Memorials, by contrast, argues that sentimental novels gave the women who wrote them a means of clarifying, protesting, and finally memorializing the historical conditions under which they wrote. As women writers successfully navigated the professional marketplace but struggled to position their works among more lasting literary monuments, their novels reflect on what the elevation of literature would mean for women's literary reputations. Drawing together the history of the novel, women's literary history, and book history, Melissa Sodeman revisits the critical frameworks through which we have understood the history of literature. Novels by Sophia Lee, Ann Radcliffe, Charlotte Smith, and Mary Robinson, she argues, offer ways of rethinking some of the signal literary developments of this period, from emerging notions of genius and originality to the rise of an English canon. And in Sodeman's analysis, novels long seen as insufficiently literary acquire formal and self-historicizing importance.
Author : Norman Davies Genre : History Publisher : Penguin UK ISBN : 9780141960487 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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'The past is a foreign country' has become a truism, yet the past differs from the present in many unfamiliar ways and historical memory is extraordinarily imperfect. The degree to which we think of the European past as the history of France, Germany, Britain, Russia and so on, actually obstructs our view of former reality, and blunts our sensitivity to the ever-changing political landscape. Europe's past is littered with kingdoms, empires and republics which no longer exist but which were some of the most important entities of their day - 'the Empire of Aragon', which dominated the western Mediterranean in the thirteenth century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the largest country in Europe for part of the eighteenth century. This book shows the reader how to peer through the cracks of mainstream history-writing, and to catch a glimpse of the 'Five, Six or Seven Kingdoms of Burgundy'. How long will it be before the USSR, until recently one of the world's two superpowers, is wholly or half-forgotten as most of these? The histories of the lost echo across the centuries, mixed in with more familiar sounds. One of the purposes of this book is to help us hear them again more clearly, and appreciate where they came from. As in his earlier celebrated books Europe and The Isles, Norman Davies aims to subvert our established view what looks familiar in history and urges us to look and think again. This stimulating book, full of unexpected stories, observations and connections, gives us a fresh and original perspective on European history.
Author : Max A. van Balgooy Genre : History Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield ISBN : 9780759122802 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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In this landmark guide, nearly two dozen essays by scholars, educators, and museum leaders suggest the next steps in the interpretation of African American history and culture from the colonial period to the twentieth century at history museums and historic sites. This diverse anthology addresses both historical research and interpretive methodologies, including investigating church and legal records, using social media, navigating sensitive or difficult topics, preserving historic places, engaging students and communities, and strengthening connections between local and national history. Case studies of exhibitions, tours, and school programs from around the country provide practical inspiration, including photographs of projects and examples of exhibit label text. Highlights include: Amanda Seymour discusses the prevalence of "false nostalgia" at the homes of the first five presidents and offers practical solutions to create a more inclusive, nuanced history. Dr. Bernard Powers reveals that African American church records are a rich but often overlooked source for developing a more complete portrayal of individuals and communities. Dr. David Young, executive director of Cliveden, uses his experience in reinterpreting this National Historic Landmark to identify four ways that people respond to a history that has been too often untold, ignored, or appropriated—and how museums and historic sites can constructively respond. Dr. Matthew Pinsker explains that historic sites may be missing a huge opportunity in telling the story of freedom and emancipation by focusing on the underground railroad rather than its much bigger "upper-ground" counterpart. Martha Katz-Hyman tackles the challenges of interpreting the material culture of both enslaved and free African Americans in the years before the Civil War by discussing the furnishing of period rooms. Dr. Benjamin Filene describes three "micro-public history" projects that lead to new ways of understanding the past, handling source limitations, building partnerships, and reaching audiences. Andrea Jones shares her approach for engaging students through historical simulations based on the "Fight for Your Rights" school program at the Atlanta History Center. A exhibit on African American Vietnam War veterans at the Heinz History Center not only linked local and international events, but became an award-winning model of civic engagement. A collaboration between a university and museum that began as a local history project interpreting the Scottsboro Boys Trial as a website and brochure ended up changing Alabama law. A list of national organizations and an extensive bibliography on the interpretation of African American history provide convenient gateways to additional resources.
Author : Elspeth Tilley Genre : Literary Criticism Publisher : ISBN : 9789401208703 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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"The story of the vulnerable white person vanishing without trace into the harsh Australian landscape is a potent and compelling element in multiple genres of mainstream Australian culture. It has been sung in "Little Boy Lost," brought to life on the big screen in Picnic at Hanging Rock, immortalized in Henry Lawson's poems of lost tramps, and preserved in the history books' tales of Leichhardt or Burke and Wills wandering in mad circles."--publisher website.
Author : Valerie Green Genre : Kidnapping Publisher : Hancock House Publishing ISBN : 0888397259 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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On Sunday 24 March 1991, four-year-old Michael Wayne Dunahee vanished from a Victoria, BC playground, virtually in front of his parents' eyes. Almost twenty-two years and thousands of tips and leads later, his whereabouts remain unknown. Bruce and Crystal Dunahee, devastated at the loss of their son, nevertheless endured and found the inner strength to turn their personal heartache towards public service. Working with Child Find BC to further education on preventing child abductions and to give essential support to other parents of missing children, they have been able to rebuild their lives. They have never given up hope they will one day find their son, and their courage and unflagging resolve is an inspiration to parents everywhere. Michael's abduction initiated one of the largest missing child investigations in Canada at the time; and to this day, even as a cold case, it is still rigorously investigated by a number of dedicated members of the police force. His story is presented here in the spirit of hope that Michael is still alive somewhere in the world and that answers will be found to the mystery of his disappearance -- and perhaps even bring him home to his waiting family. The book includes safety tips for preventing child abduction, and information on what to do when a child goes missing or a missing child is seen. Part proceeds from this book will go to Child Find BC.
Author : Jennifer Harvey Genre : Fiction Publisher : Bookouture ISBN : 9781800196247 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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They’d used his school photograph in the newspapers. His blond hair neatly combed, smiling for the camera. I thought, you will disappear, Johnny. This will be the last photo taken of you. Forty years ago: Cece’s son went out on his bike on a hot summer’s day and never came home. Every evening she lingers on her front porch, hoping to see him coming up the driveway. But the street remains empty and, with her heart aching, Cece goes back inside and closes the door behind her… Forty years later: On a rare visit to her father, Carla stumbles across a box tucked away in one of the cupboards. Full of her father’s diaries and old newspaper clippings, it tells the story of the disappearance of three boys when her father was just a child. Her father refuses to discuss the missing children and his silence only makes Carla more curious. When she meets the mother of the last boy who went missing, and sees her pain first-hand, Carla becomes determined to help Cece finally lay her child to rest. But as Carla begins to read the diaries and discovers more about the dark days all those years before, she realises the truth might be more complicated than she thought. There are people in this town who will do anything to stop her digging up the past, and uncovering the truth could change her world in ways she never imagined possible… A totally gripping, emotionally charged suspense novel about small-town secrets and the price of facing up to the truth. Fans of Liane Moriarty, Diane Chamberlain and The Silent Daughter will be gripped from the very first page until the final, heart-stopping twist. Readers love Jennifer Harvey: “Wow, sooooo many emotions with this outstanding book… Awesome, Gripping… Heartbreaking!!!” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Thrilling. Suspenseful. Taut. Breathtakingly tense. Addictive. WOW, this was a book I couldn’t put down.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A real heart-wrenching read… An emotional mystery… Not a book to miss!” NetGalley reviewer “Fast paced, very emotional, totally heartbreaking… I was just blown away!… An unforgettable story!” Heidi Lynn Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “You will love this book!… Believe me when I say you’ll never see the ending coming.” Goodreads reviewer “Wonderful from start to finish… Amazing. Stunning. Brilliant.” Renita D’Silva, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Engaging, twisty and page turning… I could not put this book down.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Beyond amazing… The characters and storyline were fantastic… A must read.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What a great read! I finished it in one day!… An ending you don’t expect. Highly recommend.” NetGalley reviewer ‘It’s hard to put his book down… Will stay with you for a long time.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The pages turn fast, I wanted to know the truth… I did not see that ending coming at all. Don’t miss this thriller.” Goodreads reviewer