Lighthouses And Keepers
The U.s. Lighthouse Service And Its Legacy
Paperback ISBN: 1591146267
Includes historical information on lighthouses and their keepers; looks at the appearance of these structures in paintings and photographs and their appeal as tourist attractions; and includes real stories of wrecks, rescues, ghosts, and tending the lights
Making Haste from Babylon
The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World a New History
Hardcover ISBN: 0307266826
Explores the complexities of Pilgrim character from their radical sectarian beliefs to their entrepreneurial capabilities, drawing on previously untapped sources to offer insight into how they established a thriving New Plymouth settlement in spite of formidable circumstances.
War Plan Red
The United States' Secret Plan to Invade Canada and Canada's Secret Plan to Invade the United States
Paperback ISBN: 1616893524
Beginning with a short history of border relations between the United States and Canada, War Plan Red provides a synopsis of two plans: the Canadian “Defence Scheme No. 1
The Road to Dawn
Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War
Hardcover ISBN: 1541773926
A portrait of the man who inspired the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" describes how after Josiah Henderson freed himself and his family, he built the Dawn Underground Railroad freeman settlement and helped over 100 other slaves.
Atlas of a Lost World
Travels in Ice Age America
Hardcover ISBN: 0307908658
"From the author of Apocalyptic Planet, an unsparing, vivid, revelatory travelogue through prehistory that traces the arrival of the First People in North America twenty thousand years ago and the artifacts that enable us to imagine their lives and fates. Scientists squabble over the locations and dates for human arrival in the New World. The first explorers were few, encampments fleeting. At some point in time, between twenty and forty thousand years ago, sea levels were low enough that a vast land bridge was exposed between Asia and North America. But the land bridge was not the only way across. This book upends our notions of where these people came from and who they were. The unpeopled continent they reached was inhabited by megafauna--mastodons, sloths, mammoths, saber-toothed cats, lions, bison, and bears. The First People were not docile--Paleolithic spear points are still encrusted with the protein of their prey--but they were wildly outnumbered and many were prey to the much larger animals. Thisis a chronicle of the last millennia of the Ice Age, the gradual oscillations and retreat of glaciers, the clues and traces that document the first encounters of early humans, and the animals whose presence governed the humans' chances for survival"--
The Lost Empire of Atlantis
History's Greatest Mystery Revealed
Paperback ISBN: 0062049496
Through an examination of new documentary and academic research, metallurgy, ancient shipbuilding and navigation techniques, archaeological artifacts, and cutting-edge DNA evidence, Menzies uncovers a trading empire that spanned from the Mediterranean, to the Great Lakes in North America, to Kerala in India. He explains the reality behind the legendary civilization described by Plato, as well as its violent disappearance.
The World of William Notman
The Nineteenth Century Through a Master Lens
Hardcover ISBN: 0879239395
A giant of 19th-century Canadian photography, Notman with his sons and protegTs established a studio empire that spanned almost 60 years and encompassed 23 studios across the continent. Drawn from hundreds of thousands of images and printed in beautiful 300-line duotone, this selection of 174 images, with accompanying narrative, represents the extraordinary work of the studio as well as the changing face of North America. 9.25x12.5" Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
The Knights Templar in the New World
How Henry Sinclair Brought the Grail to Acadia
Paperback ISBN: 0892811854
Nearly 100 years before Columbus arrived in the New World, Scottish prince Henry Sinclair, Earl of Orkney, sailed to what is now Nova Scotia, where his presence was recorded by Micmac Indians. With evidence from archaeological sites and legends handed down by the Templar order to the Freemasons, author William F. Mann has rediscovered the site of the settlement established by Sinclair and his Templar followers, where they found a safe refuge for the Grail in the New World.
Why We Left
Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants
Hardcover ISBN: 0816681252
Joanna Brooks reveals the harsh realities behind seventeenth- and eighteenth-century working-class English emigration—and dismantles the idea that these immigrants were drawn to America as a land of opportunity. Brooks follows American folk ballads back across the Atlantic, uncovering an archaeology of the worldviews of America’s earliest immigrants and a haunting historical perspective on the ancestors we thought we knew.