I purchased the Kindle Edition of this book with some doubts in my mind as to how interesting a book on the Philippines could be. Once I started the book all doubts ceased. This book is written in a very engaging and interesting style that keeps you coming back to it for more.
Along the way the author provides all the important details of The Age of Discovery for Spain in a very frank and adult way, detailing the realities of early Spanish colonialism in the islands. The author clearly has a deep knowledge of the people and history of the Philippines and he shows an impressive grasp of the country's culture and collective world view.
This book is excellent on the history and weaves together all the facts in The Eastland Disaster Images of America. I had never heard about the Eastland disaster until one day finding a "In Memory of This is an extraordinary pictorial look into a day in American History that very few have even heard of and after reading it, will never forget! Baseball in Buffalo Images of Baseball. Only 9 left in stock more on the way. A short book with lots of photos. An easy read. Also good for browsing if you're not looking to read it cover to cover.
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It would probably make a good father's day gift for any native Buffalo sports fans. Only 5 left in stock more on the way. My dad loved this book, he went to MCRD in the early 50's and my son in My son iwill also read this book. Cycling in Chicago Images of America. South Euclid Images of America. Only 3 left in stock more on the way.
I bought this book to learn more about South Euclid, the city I grew up in. Interesting and informative book. I am thinking of purchasing one for my sisters and brother in Cleveland. The other reason for buying this is that the policeman on the cover was a friend of mine and assisted me when I was a child to cross a major intersection on my way to school every day. What better way to honor him but to put him on the cover of this book! Fox Theatre Images of America. Only 12 left in stock more on the way. This is a well researched book with many historic pictures and a comprehensive timeline of the life and times of Atlanta's most fabulous theater, and one of the biggest success stories of any theater in the US.
My only wish is that it had been printed larger on a better quality paper, because the story and images deserve the best presentation possible. Keeping it simple no doubt kept the cost down, so it makes this little gem more widely accessible, and that's a good thing.
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Reading the book brought back so many wonderful memories of my childhood. Anyone that lives here or may have lived in this area at some point and have an appreciation for history, purchase of this book would be an excellent addition to your collection. Route 66 in California Images of America. Only 20 left in stock more on the way.
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I have often pulled it off my shelf to reminisce about the old highway. It is well-written and nicely organized; the author has done a fine job. However, I would like to make one correction. On Page 39, the Richfield Hi-Octane service station photograph is dated as being about These hamlets originated with groups of various religions and nationalities, such as Welch, Methodist, and Baptist.
The one thing they all had in common was their desire to survive and prosper.
The answer was in farming and all the hard work that had to be done every day. In the late s, everything changed when the railroad came to town. Travel outside the farm fences became easy and enjoyable.
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Residents could catch the train and, in only 20 minutes, be in Utica, a whole different world, with stores and merchandise unlike anything on the farm. Today the farming has all but gone, and Marcy is largely a bedroom community with a mixture of small shops, electricity and water distribution systems, and higher education institutions. Read more Read less. Product description Product Description Marcy is not a town but rather a township made up of several hamlets, Stittville being the largest. Raymond F. Ball, born in nearby Utica, has been a resident of Marcy for more than 50 years and town historian since The photographs in Marcy are from his collection and several other private collections.
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This is the first book I have found that has any significant information on the hamlet. There are lots of early pictures from around the area.
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