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The Free State of Jones

Do you think the only Civil War was between the Union and the Confederacy?  If so, then you haven’t been to Jones County, Mississippi! From fall 1863 to mid-1864, Newton Knight and his band of deserters battled the Confederate cavalry from their hideout in the Piney Woods of southeast Mississippi.  Declaring their loyalty to the …
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Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway

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If you’ve ever wanted to know the history of Broadway – and some of its dirty little secrets – Razzle Dazzle will give you the inside look. Michael Riedel, theater critic for the New York Post, shares his rich knowledge of theater history by following the rise and dominance of the Shubert Organization. The book …
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The Destiny of the Republic

This fascinating book covers the life of the 20th president, James Garfield (1831-1881), as well as that of his killer, Charles Guiteau. When only into his fourth month as president, Garfield, a scholar and Civil War hero, was shot in the back by a deranged office seeker. The shot did not kill Garfield; but it left him immobile and in excruciating pain.
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