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The Illinois Chronicles

Author : Mark Skipworth
ISBN : 0995577013
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A young person's guide to the story of the State of Illinois from its birth to the present day.

Illinois Chronicles

Author : Fred Jones (‡d)
ISBN : OCLC:1086313675
Genre : Landscape painting
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Chronicles Of Barrington Illinois

Author : Diane P. Kostick
ISBN : 9781625856616
Genre : Photography
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Nestled in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago, Barrington offers a treasure-trove of fascinating history and area lore. Meet the passionate guardians of this bucolic landscape who embody the pioneering midwestern spirit. While the community maintains a proud tradition of civic improvement and conservation, its citizens ably represent Barrington in the national arena. The town’s record of military service and veteran care dates back to the Civil War. Floyd Bateman helped organize the 1933 World’s Fair, while Christine O’Malley won acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival for her crossword documentary. Three members of the 1985 Bears championship squad called the enclave home. Author Diane Kostick paints a portrait of those whose vision, resourcefulness and dedication contributed to the strength and character of this proud community.

Canal Chronicles

Author : William McCandless
ISBN : 0692733809
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Canal Chronicles tells the story of the background, construction, and development of the Illinois & Michigan Canal (1836-1848) and the people who came before, during, and after to create the history of Northern Illinois and the Greater Chicago region. The I&M Canal was the critical link connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Gulf of Mexico so that goods could serve the needs of a burgeoning new country and exports could find their way to markets that provided money for growth. Join French explorers Marquette and Joliet, William Henry Harrison, Chief Blackhawk, Abraham Lincoln, and a host of Chicago history notables as an eye witness to an important chapter in the early history of the United States. Toil with the Irish laborers, or navvies, who cleared the land, dug the trench, and built the locks. Learn what this key phase in building the infrastructure of the United States teaches about nation-building today.

Willow Sieve Chronicles Eavesdropping From The Wilderness

Author : Blaine Greer
ISBN : 9781633380639
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Universally generations have been captivated by Mississippi River Legends and mystique, however no one can truly know the great river unless they clutch a paddle for 2,300 miles or read "Willow Sieve Chronicles". One can read Twain and everything written since or perhaps take an expensive excursion on Delta Queen, however, one will never come to know the sight, sound, smell, taste and touch of the "Mighty Muddy" unless they climb aboard the battered, borrowed, open aluminum canoe christened Will

The Corruption Chronicles

Author : Tom Fitton
ISBN : 9781451677874
Genre : History
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Discloses secrets and corruption the watchdog group has discovered in the Obama administration through various legal battles, sharing insights into activities related to terrorism, illegal immigration, and the health-care initiative.

The Chronicles Of Border Warfare Complete Edition

Author : Alexander Scott Withers
ISBN : 9788027245468
Genre : History
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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "Chronicles of Border Warfare" describes events during the four decades between the French and Indian War (1754) and the Battle of Fallen Timbers (1794). Besides its own research author have used different material including the writings of a generally reliable antiquarian, Hugh Paul Taylor. In addition, he incorporated material gathered by a local judge, Edwin S. Duncan, as well as visiting with venerable local pioneers Noah Zane and John Hacker, which required several arduous trips on horseback.

The Chronicles Of Canad

Author : George M. Wrong
ISBN : 9781934757451
Genre : History
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The Chronicles of Canada was a Canadian literary landmark. First published in 1914, it was a series of thirty-two, short, concise, freshly-written historical narratives for the lay person. It was designed to set forth, with historical continuity, the principal events and movements in Canada-from the Norse Voyages to the Railway Builders-and it quickly became a classic. Fireship Press is proud to bring this outstanding work-all 32 books combined into a nine volume set-back into print. IN VOLUME II THE RISE OF NEW FRANCE - Part I The Founder of New France: A Chronicle of Champlain by Charles W. Colby - Part II The Jesuit Missions: A Chronicle of the Cross in the Wilderness by Thomas Guthrie Marquis - Part III The Seigneurs of Old Canada: A Chronicle of New-World Feudalism by William Bennett Munro - Part IV The Great Intendant A Chronicle of Jean Talon in Canada 1665-1672 by Thomas Chapais - Part V The Fighting Governor: A Chronicle of Frontenac by Charles W. Colby

Chronicles Of Old Chicago

Author : Adam Selzer
ISBN : 9781938450709
Genre : History
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Discover the fascinating history of Chicago—home to Barack Obama, Al Capone, the Chicago Cubs, politicians, mobsters, and more—told through 24 dramatic true stories. Known as an expert on Chicago's folklore and crime stories, Adam Selzer takes readers through Chicago's history from the 1800s to the present with tales of the politicians, eccentrics, and the famous and infamous who shaped the city. Essays explore historic events from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 to the beginnings of the film era (Chicago was home to film long before Hollywood) and the historical contributions to the birth of rock 'n' roll. Also included are guided walking tours around many of the sites mentioned, illustrated with color photographs and maps.

Becoming Ray Bradbury

Author : Jonathan R. Eller
ISBN : 9780252093357
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Becoming Ray Bradbury chronicles the making of an iconic American writer by exploring Ray Bradbury's childhood and early years of his long life in fiction, film, television, radio, and theater. Jonathan R. Eller measures the impact of the authors, artists, illustrators, and filmmakers who stimulated Bradbury's imagination throughout his first three decades. Unprecedented access to Bradbury's personal papers and other private collections provides insight into his emerging talent through his unpublished correspondence, his rare but often insightful notes on writing, and his interactions with those who mentored him during those early years. Beginning with his childhood in Waukegan, Illinois, and Los Angeles, this biography follows Bradbury's development from avid reader to maturing author, making a living writing for pulp magazines. Eller illuminates the sources of Bradbury's growing interest in the human mind, the human condition, and the ambiguities of life and death--themes that became increasingly apparent in his early fiction. Bradbury's correspondence documents his frustrating encounters with the major trade publishing houses and his earliest unpublished reflections on the nature of authorship. Eller traces the sources of Bradbury's very conscious decisions, following the sudden success of The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man, to voice controversial political statements in his fiction, and he highlights the private motivations behind the burst of creative energy that transformed his novella "The Fireman" into the classic novel Fahrenheit 451. Becoming Ray Bradbury reveals Bradbury's emotional world as it matured through his explorations of cinema and art, his interactions with agents and editors, his reading discoveries, and the invaluable reading suggestions of older writers. These largely unexplored elements of his life pave the way to a deeper understanding of his more public achievements, providing a biography of the mind, the story of Bradbury's self-education and the emerging sense of authorship at the heart of his boundless creativity.

Chronicles Of The Last Liturian

Author : Kenneth Rogers, Jr.
ISBN : 9781681818177
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Book two has arrived in the continuing story of the Chronicles of the Last Liturian. Years have passed since Kevin first read the diary of Oliver Lee in book one of the series. The used bookstore still stands where he was given the diary by an eccentric sales clerk who then vanished, and now a little girl named Alex has wandered through its doors. Mystified by tales her grandmother told her of her best friend, Kevin, who vanished after reading about Oliver Lee, Alex enters the abandoned bookstore and finds the same journal. After taking it home, her grandmother, GG, is furious that she broke into the store. The story takes place as race relations and riots erupt over the summer of 1964. GG tells Alex the stories she read about Oliver Lee were fake and that he didn't really exist. But when Alex leaves, GG begins to read the journal Alex found in Antique Books and realizes it's the same diary from her past. She finds Kevin has added the story of how he met GG, his ability to hear the music of crimson leaves as they sprout from the white oak near the school, and his search for Oliver Lee that can save two innocent people he believes will die if he doesn't act. As GG and Alex get sucked into Kevin's world, Kevin explains his newfound ability to "stream" stories while searching for answers about Oliver Lee, Antique Books, and the deaths of the couple he's trying to save. Is Kevin transforming into the living myth of Oliver Lee?

Robidoux Chronicles

Author : Hugh M. Lewis
ISBN : 9781412222990
Genre : History
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Robidoux Chronicles treats with comprehensive documentary detail the factual history of the Robidoux lineage in North America from the first progenitor who arrived in Quebec in about 1665, through the famous six brothers who distinguished themselves as Mountain Men, up until even recent times on reservations in the US. Many members of the Robidoux family were intimately connected to the entire history of the North American fur trade. The six brothers, born in St. Louis before the coming of Lewis & Clark, were important fur-traders during the classical Rendezvous era of the North American fur trade. They became key players in the organization & articulation of the Overland Trail, only to die soon afterward in relative obscurity upon the plains of Kansas & Nebraska. By the 1950's, the story of the Robidoux had been almost entirely forgotten. Subsequent historians had lost all but a scant & fragmentary knowledge of the true role & exploits of the Robidoux & their French-Indian compatriots upon the frontiers of the old west. Antoine Robidoux was the first to establish permanent trading settlements west of the Rockies in the Inter-Montane corridor, & his brother Michel was one of the first expeditions to traverse the length of the Grand Canyon. The eldest brother Joseph became one of the earliest established traders on the upper Missouri & founded St. Joseph, Missouri, which was later to be the primary starting point of the Overland Trail. His younger brother Louis became one of the earliest ranch owners in California, becoming Don of the Jurupa, that encompassed the areas known today as Riverside, San Bernardino, San Jacinto & San Timoteo. An entire inter-tribal French-Indian ethnocultural orientation had developed upon the plains, prairies & mountains of the Trans-Mississippi west a good fifty years before the coming of the Iron Horse & the Pony Express, & has been carried on today in proximity to the reservations of Kansas & Oklahoma, South Dakota & Wyoming.

Catahoula Lake Chronicles

Author : Jack Willis
ISBN : 9781463435332
Genre : Nature
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“CATAHOULA LAKE CHRONICLES: The View From Indian Bluff” is the first book of its kind that describes in detail the history of Catahoula Lake along with some of its colorful legends and folklore. Catahoula Lake spans some 30,000 acres in the Louisiana parishes of LaSalle and Rapides, and is actually a gigantic basin, an open sump area, roughly sixteen to eighteen miles long and six to eight miles wide. The lake is the most important inland wetland for waterfowl and shorebirds in Louisiana, providing habitat for as many as 500,000 waterfowl and 20 species of shorebirds. Hunters and fishers come from all over the world to experience the wonders of Catahoula Lake. Jack Willis, a longtime storyteller from Jena, Louisiana, spins his yarns, weaving historical fact with legendary tales from the people who have lived off the lake and the land for hundreds of years.

The Complex Chronicles

Author : Sherry Matulis
ISBN : 9781469186214
Genre : Fiction
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By the spring of 2069, the last of the twenty-four Central Care Complexes had been completed. Scattered throughout that part of North America formerly known as the United States, each Complex occupied a large, highly-fortified section of what once had been a major metropolis; and all, contrary to their euphemistic names, had been established to serve but one purposethat of protecting those despots whose former political, bureaucratic and religious hide-outs could no longer be secured from the mad masses they had created. Each Complex was populated by a Director, several Deputy Directors and Charges, and as many captive Members as were able to survive the twenty hour work shifts, starvation rations and increasingly insane dictates of their overlords. Any infraction of any of the innumerable rules could meet, at the Directors discretion, with a sentence of injection or expulsion. Conditioned to fear the latter above all else, Members, given the choice, nearly always opted for a quick, relatively painless death within familiar confines, as opposed to the dreaded Outside. The compulsory indoctrination sessions which occupied most of the waking hours of the young were devoted, primarily, to demonizing human sexuality. Within the Complex, Members were forbidden to have sex with other humans, but were required to have sex, at specific intervals, with a machine--:the Master-Bator. And not too secondarily, the sessions were given to exaggerating conditions on the Outside that needed no exaggeration. Assured daily that there was no hope of survival outside the walls of the Complex, warned of the myriad tortures that would precede being eaten alive, with but a rare maverick exception, the Members docilely complied with all the Directives they could remember and settled into the weary, hungry, hobbled existence of being privileged to be enslaved. THE COMPLEX CHRONICLES, set in a not too distant future, is a Libertarians satirical dystopian extrapolation on present day society. Richard Condon said: The job of satire is to frighten and enlighten. The writer hopes she has done her job well and makes no apologies for the brutal nature of the book, except to say that she has never learned how to make future shining cities on a hill out of present dung-heaps.

The Gerfnit Chronicles

Author : Michael Pickard
ISBN : 9781462807314
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"The Gerfnit Chronicles is wonderful! ... kids would love it. The premise of this book is unique and of great interest to kids. The manuscript is really well written." - Alice Flanagan, Flanagan Publishing Services "Mike Pickards style of writing reminds me both of Heinlein and early Phillip Dick. Unlike some science fiction books, the appendices were extremely helpful." - Wayne Allen Sallee, author The Frobs were merely curious about the inhabitants of the third planet orbiting around a distant sun. The natives were rumored to have unique attributes that the Frobzbians wanted to understand. At least, thats the way the mission started. But when Gerfnit the mission specialist, surgically altered to look like an Earthling child, decided it wanted to make a return visit after an enjoyable summer at camp, Earth suddenly drew the attention of several other planets and species, not all with friendly intentions. Now, both the planet Earth and Gerfnit were in grave danger as the visitor from Frobzb went from being camper and data collector to Earths self-appointed protector.

The Martian Chronicles Study Guide

Author : BookCaps Study Guides Staff
ISBN : 9781621070191
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The perfect companion to Ray Bradbury’s "The Martian Chronicles," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Blue Mist Chronicles Rage Of Saturn

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Desloge Chronicles A Tale Of Two Continents An Amazing Family S Journey Volume One

Author : Christopher Desloge
ISBN : 9781300569763
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Chronicles Of Border Warfare Or A History Of The Settlement By The Whites Of North Western Virginia And Of The Indian Wars And Massacres In That Section Of The State; With Reflections Anecdotes Etc

Author : Alexander Scott WITHERS
ISBN : BL:A0017726863
Genre : West Virginia
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The Chronicle

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Genre : Banks and banking
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