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Month Day Year: AUGUST 31, 2010

Set 5 of 6


John Palmer has worked very hard bringing all these Crazy Crates up to date for you, but numbers CRAZY CRATE JP1 through CRAZY CRATE JP54 are now all in my hands to send to you for your last look before they go up on my website -without the discount- but available to the general public. 
We thank you for your orders, and we really do appreciate the time you spend looking at these crates.  Reading these crates does take time, but you can learn so much from simply being aware of the wealth of information that is available.  Every one of us have, at some time or other, and perhaps, even now, you may be facing a brick wall, or two, maybe even more  in your research. 
Sometimes the RIGHT/BEST means to get the information you need is simply not available.  That certificate you want may have gone up in flames or gotten soggy or floated away in the flood, or sadly, lost due to human carelessness.  Maybe it never even existed at all!
There are many alternative methods to find the information you need to enhance your research.  Many of those opportunities to find what you want, but haven't found so far, are available in books of history and biography you simply don't know exist.  Some of those may be on this set of crates.  We wish you luck in finding one of those
special books that can lead you to the ladder you can use to get over that brick wall!

Thanks again, in advance, for checking out these CRAZY CRATES you can see here on these newsletters.  Anyone who has been to our shop KNOWS we have lots more crates to empty onto these pages for you.  Helping genealogists is what John and I do.  If you don't see what you want today, relax, more will be coming on the next newsletter coming on Friday or on next Tuesday.  p.s.  They can't help you if you don't read them, you know.  So here is Set 5 for John Palmer's Crazy Crates from JP48 through JP50.
JACKSONIAN DEMOCRACY - CRAZY CRATE JP48  BOOK 2:  THE NATURE OF JACKSONIAN AMERICA.  Edited by Douglas T. Miller.  New York:  John Wiley and Sons, Inc.  1972.  152 pages.  Hardcover.  Note:  ex-library copy, with bar codes, library stamps, check-out pocket, etc.  The binding is tight and the pages are clean.  This book is part of a series designed to introduce history to serious readers and show students how experienced historians read and reason.  For more than a century, historians have considered the second quarter of the nineteenth century to be of fundamental importance in the development of the American nation.  When they have set out to define precisely what makes this period important, however, historians have not always agreed.  Traditionally, the preeminence of the era was seen as resulting from its political developments.  However some historians have questioned nearly every aspect of the traditional interpretation, including the sudden flowering of democracy in the late 1820s and 1830s, saying that the middle-class democratic society of the common man was never submerged and so did not dramatically reemerge as Jacksonian Democracy.  While other historians have begun to argue that political, social, and economic equality was more rhetorical than real, and that the economic developments of the time helped to create sharper social stratifications.  The Jacksonian generation witnessed the transformation of the United States from a traditional, pre-industrial society, which was slow to accept innovations, to a modern capitalistic nation in which people believed that society could be transformed.  The revolution in industry and transportation as well as the moral, psychological, ideological and political changes in the period from the 1820s to the 1840s made this age a more modern one.  The book breaks down the era into three major areas:)  A Time of Change, 2) An Age of Anxieties, and 3) Politics and Reform, providing 20 chapters of well thought-out reflections by various historians.  Price:  $7.50.  Now with the 10% off sale, the price is $6.75.
PIONEERS HEADING WEST 1846 - CRAZY CRATE JP48  BOOK 3:  THE YEAR OF DECISION, 1846.    By Bernard Devoto.  Boston:  Little Brown, 1943.  524 pages. hardcover.  Note:  On inside of front fly-leaf:  "Property of Pvt. Ray S. Kacznauk.  1st. Rec. and 4th Bn. T. C. R. T. C. New Orleans."  Note on inside half title page: "Pleasant hours Brother Ray from your Sister Helen, June 9, 1943."  The binding is tight and the pages are clean.  Note:  the book shows some signs of wear on the cloth cover, but the printing on the front and spine is still very clear. The binding is tight and the pages are clean.  This is the richest, most personal, and, probably the most important book on the opening of the West and the making of the United States that has been published for many years.  This is the story of some people who went West in 1846; our focus is the lives of certain men, women, and children moving West.  They will be on the scene in different groupings: some emigrants, some soldiers, some refugees, some adventurers, and virtuous heroes, villains, bystanders and others.   It is, in many ways, told like a novel, for much of it is made out of journals and letters in which talk and experience are written down informally.  And like a novel, this history has a plot center.  It is the year of 1846, year of decision for the United States.  All that happens in this story comes under the spotlight in 1846.  It was the turning point of our history.  Then, even the intellectual practicing a kind of spiritual communion at Brook Farm began to talk about the Manifest Destiny of the Americans to be a continental people, although they hated politics and war.  Then, the single-track mind of President Polk determined that we must have the Southwest and California.  In that year we marched into Mexico from the recently annexed state of Texas, and soon found ourselves with a vast territory on our hands, and a momentous decision to make, which could not be escaped, was it to be slave or free?  The book, itself is narrative, the first-hand experience of Americans moving West.  There are the mountain men, there are the Mormons, there is Francis Parkman on horseback in the West, there was Colonel Ethan Hitchcock who kept a journal, and there is the record of Donophan's First Missouri, who marked 3500 miles through Indian country and added thousands of square miles to the United States.  Sometimes the book is homely and detailed, sometimes written in sweeping historical generalizations, sometimes in vivid passages of dramatic narrative, often by quotation.  Interspersed in the text and woven into the narrative are biographical sketches of the leaders of the day, which are singularly fresh and often very different from the conventional accounts with which most readers are familiar:  Fremont, Polk, General Scott, General Taylor, Parkman, Buchanan and more.  The twelve-page index covers nearly 800 entries.  Price:  $5.  Now with the 10% off sale, the price is $4.50.

WWII - V-E DAY - CRAZY CRATE JP48  BOOK 4:  THE DAY THE WAR ENDED.  MAY 8, 1945.  VICTORY IN EUROPE.  By Martin Gilbert.  New York:  Henry Holt and Company.  1995.    473 pages.  Hardcover.  May 8, 1945, 23:30 hours:  With war still raging in the Pacific, peace comes at last in Europe, as, one-half-hour before midnight, the German High Command in Berlin signs the final instrument of surrender.  After five years and eight months, the war in Europe is officially over.  If you were in Paris, it had ended nine months before, and if you were in Belsen or Dachau concentration camp, it ended with the arrival of the British and American tanks in April.  If you were serving in the Pacific, our war would not end until August.    This is the story of that single day fifty years ago and of the days leading to it.  Hour by hour, place by place, it recounts the final spasms of a continent in turmoil.  Here are the stories of combat soldiers and ordinary civilians, collaborators and resistance fighters, statesmen and war criminals.  Here are the victorious, the defeated, the liberated, and the long-subjugated.  As with everything else he writes, Martin Gilbert chronicles the personal stories as well as the public events, all in vivid, dramatic detail.  Stretching across the face of Europe and into Asia, encompassing the United States, Australia, and the Pacific, this book brings alive the last moments in this all-consuming conflict.  Over 60 maps and illustrations enhance the text.  The thirty-eight page index covers over 3,000 entries.  Price:  $15.  Now with the 10% off sale, the price is $13.50.
CHINA EXPORTS TO U.S. - CRAZY CRATE JP48  BOOK 5:  THE CHINA TRADE.  EXPORTS of PAINTS, FURNITURE, SILVER AND OTHER OBJECTS [TO AMERICA].  By Carl L. Crossman.  Princeton:  The Pyne Press.  1972.  2nd printing, 1973.  275 pages.  Hardcover.  Note: The dust jacket is torn at the bottom, the top and the spine.  The binding is tight and the pages are clean.  Decorative and useful wares from the Orient have fascinated generations of Americans.  Objects made in Chinese and Western styles filled out the cargoes of tea, silks and chinaware which began reaching the United States on American ships after the Revolutionary War.  The luxurious furnishings, fine paintings of ships and ports, and delicate accessories were the truly valuable, lasting prizes of long, arduous voyages.  By the early 1800s, in the words of Samuel Eliot Morison, "Boston was the Spain, Salem the Portugal, in the race for Oriental opulence."  Great merchant families from these port cities, such as the Crowningshields and the Forges, established the most important trading companies, virtual dynasties which rivaled those of the Chinese Hong merchants of Canton with whom they dealt.  The rich inheritance of the last years of the eighteenth and early decades of the nineteenth century is expertly discussed and illustrated. This volume is devoted to all categories of fine objects made for export, except that of porcelain.  A most important section of the present volume presents the early portrait, port and ship painters.  The first group of Chinese artists painting in the Western manner for American and European clients has never been clearly identified or accounted for.  According to Mr. Crossman, "A great deal of new material has been unearthed and presented, with period references and accounts."  This book is superb visual history.  The 40 full color and 188 black and white illustrations with additional marginal glosses document one of the most exciting and colorful chapters in the American chronicle of foreign trade.  Price:  $15.  Now with the 10% off sale, the price is $13.50.
SPORTS /HUNTING AND GUNS - CRAZY CRATE JP48  BOOK 7:  THE STORY OF AMERICAN HUNTING AND FIREARMS.  By the Editors of Outdoor Life, With Paintings by Ralph Crosby Smith and Drawings by Nicholas Elggenhofer and Ray Pioch.  New York:  Outdoor Life.  McGraw-Hill Book Co.  1959. 172 pages.  Hardcover.  Note: The pages are clean and the binding is still very good, but not completely tight.  A matching box shows some wear around the corners and edges.  This coffee-table size book provides fifteen detailed chapters on the history of early Native American hunting, and the gradual progress of firearms from the sixteenth century through the early 20th century.  Each chapter provides anecdotes or incidents discussing the use of firearms in a particular time period or state of development.  Chapters cover:  Our First American hunters, The First Firearms in America, The Early Settlers and Their Weapons, When New York City Was a Hunter's Paradise,  The Battle with the Wolves, the Kentucky Rifle, the Birth of Modern Firearms,  When the Grizzly Ruled the West, The Slaughter of the Buffalo, The Golden Age of Big-Game Hunting, "Shooting Flying", The Good Old  Days  of Water Fowling, How
Market Hunters Massacred the Game, the War Against the Predators, and Hunting Yesterday and Today.  84 color and black-and-white illustrations show guns in action, gun models, gun mechanics, and historic and modern hunting scenes.  Price:  $10.  Now with the 10% off sale, the price is $9.

NEW ENGLAND HOME INTERIORS - CRAZY CRATE JP48  BOOK 8:  BEYOND NEW ENGLAND THRESHOLDS.  Photographs and Comments by Samuel Chamberlain.  New York:  Hastings House.  1937.  95 pages.  Hardcover.  Note:  ex-library copy with bar code, labels, call numbers, etc.  The binding is tight and the pages are clean.  This
book aspires to sketch the absorbing story of early American home interiors by means of the photographic image.  Presented in
historical sequence, these views become more than a pictorial record;  they unfold a many-sided romance of Colonial life itself.  Between the advent of the first settlers in the early 17th century and the era of great merchant prosperity in the early 19th century is a period of great development.  The home of the hardy, resourceful pioneer, at first a close copy of the provincial manor house he had known in England, soon took on added comfort, and later, sophistication.  The plan of the house, which centered at first around one huge chimney stack, became more open, resulting in the ample, central-hall plan of later mansions.  Fireplaces, instead of being the kitchen strongholds of courageous housewives, became a part of finely paneled walls, and later developed into cameo-like mantels of exquisite grace.  Wall covering progressed from broad strips of hand-hewn pine sheeting to hand-blocked picture wall papers imported from France. Furniture underwent a noteworthy evolution from Carver to Chippendale. This book portrays these transitions from Pioneer Days through much of the Federal Period.  It presents not only a story of American home building, but a moving cross-section of American history, taste and manners.  Small captions discuss nearly 200 photographs.   Price:  $10.  Now with the 10% off sale, the price is $9.

CIVIL WAR /VOLUME 1 - CRAZY CRATE JP48  BOOK 9:  THE COMING FURY:  (The Centennial History of the Civil War, Volume 1).  By Bruce Catton.   Hardcover.    Book of the Month Club Selection.  In words that weave history into art, Bruce Catton has created a book that is
at once a broad canvas and a revealing close-up.  This book is conceived as classic tragedy.  Through these pages move the men who guided - and who followed - the nation toward conflict: the extremists, the moderates, and those men, great and small, caught in between.  Opening with the Democratic Convention - Charleston, April, 1860 - where an almost festive atmosphere prevailed, it closes with a nation torn asunder by the first Battle of Bull Run. The sixteen-page index covers nearly 1,600 entries.  Price:  $7.50  Now with the 10% off sale, the price is $6.75.

CIVIL WAR - CRAZY CRATE JP 48  BOOK 11:  STATESMEN AND SOLDIERS OF THE CIVIL WAR.  A STUDY OF THE CONDUCT OF WAR.  by Major General Sir Frederick Maurice.  Boston:  Little, Brown, and Co.  1926.  Published November, 1926.  173 pages. Hardcover. Note:  ex-library copy with labels, bar codes, call numbers, check-out pocket, etc.  The binding is tight and the pages are clean, but I don't think the cover is the original cover.   These studies of the relations which existed between statesmen and soldiers during the course of a prolonged war were delivered as the Lees-Knowles Lectures for 1925 - 1926 at Trinity College, Cambridge.  The author's experience during the  war showed him that the army organized for war,  but that the governments had not normally organized for war.  He studied the American Civil War and, in the light of his own experiences in the Great War, he came to believe that if Great Britain had organized for war in the same manner that Lincoln had organized his Cabinet and formed his relations with McClellan and Grant, then England would have saved itself several painful lessons in government administration.  Five chapters cover his studies:  Jefferson Davis and J. E. Johnston, Jefferson Davis and Lee, Abraham Lincoln and McClellan, Abraham Lincoln and Grant, and a System for the Conduct of War.  The five-page index covers over 250 entries.  PRICE:  $5    Now with the 10% off sale, the price is $4.50.  
SETTLEMENT TO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND BEYOND - CRAZY CRATE JP 49  BOOK 1:  THE SPANISH-AMERICAN FRONTIER:  1783 - 1795.   THE WESTWARD MOVEMENT AND THE SPANISH RETREAT IN THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.  By Arthur S. Preston Whitaker.  Lincoln, NE:  University of Nebraska Press.  1927.  First Bison Printing 1969.  255 pages.  Softcover. Note: ex library copy with bar codes, labels, check-out card and pocket, etc.  The front cover has a fold from top
to bottom near the spine where the book has been held while it was read.  The back cover has some small bumps along the bottom edges. Through an amazing web of intrigue and diplomacy. the irrepressible frontiersmen of the Old South West burst their way to the Mississippi. Using original documents and records the author has reconstructed a fascinating story of relations between the rough-necked backwoodsmen of the Daniel Boone breed and courtly representatives of the King of Spain;  Scots fur traders and the half-breed chiefs of the Creek and Cherokee;  picturesque rascals like O'Fallon and Tom Washington; and venal legislators. 

The influence of the frontier underworld on the formal diplomacy between Spain and the United States has been clearly brought out and the significance of it, as a conflict between two different civilizations, adequately appreciated.  Twelve eventful years of this conflict and concluded by the Madrid negotiations of 1795 between Thomas Pinckney and Manuel de Godoy, and the treaty of San Lorenze, which cleared Spanish obstructions from our westward advance.  The nine-page index covers nearly 500 entries.  Price:  $5.  Now with the 10% off sale, the price is $4.50.
 CIVIL WAR - SHIPPING - NEWSPAPER REPORTER - CRAZY CRATE JP 49  BOOK 2:   Two Civil War Books for the Price of One: 
A)  SEA DEVIL OF THE CONFEDEERACY  THE STORY OF THE FLORIDAAND HER CAPTAIN - JOHN NEWLAND MAFFITT.  By Edward Boykin.  New York:  Funk and Wagnalls Co.  1959.  306 pages.  Hardcover.  Note:  ex library copy with bar code, check-out card, labels, stamps, etc.  John Newland Maffitt occupies a unique place in the annals of the Civil War.  He was the only Confederate naval officer to play the dual role of high-scoring commerce raider and blockade runner.  As captain of the far-famed cruiser Florida he blazed off the biggest prize ever captured by the South on the high seas, while at the same time racking up a record of seizure and destruction of Northern shipping only slightly less than that of Raphael Semmes and the Alabama.  Under Maffitt's command, the Florida and her tenders incinerated a tonnage of Yankee vessels that ran into millions of dollars for a total of fifty-five ships sunk or burnt.  Admiral Porter maintained that Maffitt was even more feared by Yankee skippers than Semmes.   As a blockade runner, Maffitt's adventures stagger the imagination.  Captain of four government-owned runners plying their trade in this bitter offshore conflict, he was fired at, chased, and "sunk" so often as to defy the telling.  His run of the helpless Florida through cataracts of gunfire into Mobile Bay still stands unparalleled.  Actually, the Florida was never caught.  She chanced into a neutral port, where a Federal warship, by a violation of international law, maimed and captured her at night.  The six-page index covers nearly 300 entries.   [For price see below]
AND  B)  THREE YEARS WITH GRANT,  AS RECALLED BY WAR CORRESPONDENT SYLVANUS CADWALLADER.  Edited, and with an introduction and notes, by Benjamin P. Thomas.  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf.  1955.  Fourth printing, 1961.  353 pages plus seven-page index.  Note:  ex library copy, with bar code, check-out card and pocket, labels, call number, etc.   Thirty-six year old Sylvanus Cadwallader was a war correspondent for the Chicago Times.  Many people regarded the Times as a malignant Copperhead sheet, and Cadwallader himself commented that it "delighted in seeing how near it could approach the line of disloyalty without incurring the penalty."  However, he remained aloof from other correspondents and determined to conduct himself with such dignity and circumspection as to gain the confidence of the military men whom he met in the course of his duties.  By war's end, he was considered the most capable of all of the correspondents.  He was untiring in the pursuit
of news and enjoyed a favored status at army headquarters. A pass from General Grant enabled the reporter to go anywhere he chose.  He could draw subsistence from the commissaries, always pitched his tent near Grant's and kept his advantageous position by respecting confidences.  Cadwallader remained with Grant all through the Union operations in southern Tennessee and northern Mississippi. He witnessed Grant's advance on Vicksburg and the investment of that citadel.   He followed Grant to Chattanooga and covered the Chattanooga campaign.  But field service sapped his strength and when Grant went east to take command of all the Union armies in March 1864, Cadwallader resolved to return to Milwaukee, to help his brother-in-law. However, Cadwallader was back at the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac when it crossed the Rapidan River and began its advance on Richmond. After the Battle of the Wilderness, he was captured, but escaped and was promoted to correspondent-in-chief, and directed a staff of a dozen or more reporters.  Living close to Grant from October 1862 until the end came at Appomattox, Cadwallader was one of the few men - certainly the only civilian - who had a clear view of how the Civil War was fought at the command level.  He observed many Union officers at close range: Sherman, Sheridan, Logan, Wallace, Thomas, Butler, Rawlins, Warren, Meade, and others.  He appraises their military talents candidly and he describes their traits and habits.  Cadwallader depicts Grant in the heat of battle, and Grant relaxing with his friend, and reveals him as a surprisingly good diplomat in army politics.   Through Cadwallader's eyes we see Lincoln stopped by a sentry when he comes ambling into camp alone one day by a back way. He describes Lincoln swapping yarns with officers, and takes up with him to the cabin of the River Queen when he goes there to acquaint Lincoln with the latest news from the front.  He also describes Mrs. Lincoln at City Point, sorely trying her husband's patience.  Cadwallader, a man almost forgotten, emerges as a memorable character.  The seven-page index covers nearly 500 entries.   Price for the set of two books:  $10.  Now with the 10% off sale, the price is $9.

WORLD JEWRY - CRAZY CRATE JP49  BOOK 4:   WHO'S WHO IN WORLD JEWRY.  This book is a Biographical Dictionary of Outstanding Jews.  J. J. Carmin Karpman, Chief Editor.  New York:  Pitman Publishing Corp., Inc.  1972.  999 pages.  hardcover.  Note: the binding is tight and the pages are clean but the edges of the book are worn   This 1972 edition has been prepared to succeed the first two editions published in 1955 and 1965.    It is intended to fill the need for an authoritative record of notable Jews.  A growing closeness between Diaspora and Israeli Jews is reflected in this new third edition.   An enormous amount of time and effort went into the compilation of this book.  The personalities included were selected on the basis of their influence, positions and accomplishments, and the data used was supplied by them.  Many people who should have been included have not been, simply because in many cases, we received no data from them.   This work includes some 10,000 biographies.  The bulk of the subjects naturally come from the two major free centers of Jewish life today:  Israel and the United States.  There are also persons included from almost every country where Jews live, with notable exceptions:  The Soviet Union and the Arab countries.  Each biography starts with the subject's name, country of residence, occupation, place and date of birth, parents' names, with mother's maiden name in parentheses, followed by the father's last name, if it is different than that of the subject.  Length of time in country of residence is indicated in cases of immigration.  Higher education including honorary degrees, and the names of wife and children follow.    The second sentence begins with the subject's present position, followed by his previous positions, usually in chronological order. Then come their principal contributions, such as authorship, discoveries, patents or international and communal achievements.  Indicated next are military, civic, and social activities.  Books and other writings by the subject are recorded.  Following is a listing of awards and honors he or she has received.  Hobbies or special interests follow:  Finally the subject's home and office addresses are given. as authorized by the biographies.   Price:  $15.  Now with the 10% off sale, the price is $13.50.
FAMILY  ASSOCIATIONS, SOCIETIES AND REUNIONS - CRAZY CRATE JP49  BOOK 13:  FAMILY ASSOCIATIONS SOCIETIES and REUNIONS, 1992 - 93 edition.   Indianapolis:  Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe.  1993.  95 pages.  Softcover. This book contains two sections.  The first section contains nearly 3,200 names and addresses of family organizations and their contact persons.  The second section lists about 1,200 variant spellings and allied family names with references to a listing in the first section.  Price:  $8 Now with the 10% off sale, the price is $7.20.
ENGLAND / WW-1 / POLITICIANS - CRAZY CRATE JP50 BOOK 1:  POLITICIANS AND THE WAR. 1914 - 1916.  By. The Rt. Hon. Lord Beaverbrook.  London:  Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd.  1960.  556 pages.  Hardcover.  Note: ex-library copy with bar code, label, check-out pocket, etc.  The binding is tight and the pages are clean.  This book is a reprint of two volumes published many years ago.  It is an account of politics and politicians in the First World War.  it is not a "political history"  but an accurate record of the events attending the reorganization of the Liberal Administration of 1915 and the formation of the First War Government drawn from all three political parties.  The fall of Prime Minister Asquith and his Coalition Government in 1916, and the rise of Lloyd George to power and fame, are all recorded in detail.  52 chapters cover the two-year period with information on Churchill, Dissensions, The Second Attempt at Coalition, Kitchener, the Fall of the Government, The First Intrigue, Friction, Gallipoli, Asquith, The Dunkirk circus, Derby, The Nigerian Debate, Trouble in the Cabinet, Lloyd George at the War Office, the Meetings of the Triumvirate, Conservative Opposition, the Court Martial, Crossing a Prime Minister, the Tories Come in and more.  Fourteen illustrations enhance the text. The ten-page index covers over 150 major subjects with many sub categories.  Price:  $7.50  Now with the 10% off sale, the price is $6.75.
HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES /ART & ARCHITECTURE - CRAZY CRATE JP50 BOOK 2:  A HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES.  VOLUME IV:  THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF THE CRUSADER STATES.  Edited by Harry W. Hazard.  Madison, WI:  1977.  first printing.  414 pages plus 10 pages of addenda for volumes 1 through IV  Hardcover.  Note:  ex -library copy with bar codes, check out pocket, checkout slip, stamps, etc.  the binding is tight and the pages are clean.  There is also a memorial label in the back of the front cover.  The seven chapters in this book cover art, architecture, sculpture, painting, mosaics and more during the Crusader period.  Information covers:  Life among the Europeans in Palestine and Syria in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Century, Pilgrimages and Pilgrim Shrines in Palestine and Syria After 1095, Ecclesiastical Arts in the Crusader States in Palestine and Syria,  Military Architecture in the Crusader States in Palestine and Syria, the Arts in Cyprus (Ecclesiastical Art, Military Architecture),the Arts in Frankish Greece and Rhodes, and Painting and Sculpture in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1099 - 1291.  Eighteen figures, sixty-five  plates and ten maps enhance this detailed study.  Price:  $15.  Now with the 10% off sale, the price is $13.50.
Edited by Norman P. Zacour and Harry W. Hazard.  Madison, WI:  University of Wisconsin Press.  1985.  First Printing.  599 pages.  Hardcover.  Note:  ex library copy with bar codes, possession stamps, labels, check-out pocket, etc.  There is also a memorial label in the book.  This volume deals less with the cry of battle and the clash of arms than with the daily affairs of the Near East and its inhabitants - Moslems, Christians and Jews - whose lives were wrenched this way and that by more than two hundred years of violence.  It is about Crusaders too, not those who came and went, but those who came and stayed.  Among much else it examines the Arab culture of the twelfth century and the lasting impact that crusading belligerence had on Moslem lands and peoples; the social structure of the crusader's states whose problems were as stubborn as they themselves were ephemeral; the long, tenacious exploitation of the eastern Mediterranean, especially by the Venetians, surely the most fortunate heirs of the crusading inheritance; and finally the new direction given to the European drive eastward with the missionaries rather than warriors.    Ten chapters cover Arab culture in the Twelfth Century, the Impact of the Crusades on Moslem Lands, Social Classes in the Crusader States:  The Minorities, Social Classes in the Latin Kingdom:  the Franks, Political and Ecclesiastical Organization of the Crusader States, Agricultural Conditions in the Crusader States, The Population of the Crusader States, the Teutonic Knights in the Crusader States,  Venice and the Crusades, and Missions to the East in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries.  Four illustrations and ten maps enhance this scholarly text. The forty-seven page index covers nearly 2,000 entries.  Price:  $20.  Now with the 10% off sale, the price is $18.

GREAT BRITAIN  / WORCESTER - CRAZY CRATE JP50 BOOK 4:  MEMORIES OF WORCESTER IN GREAT BRITAIN. True North Books, Limited.  2000.  104 pages.  Hardcover.  Worcester has a rich history and tradition that goes back to the Roman era, the days when King John ordered the building of Edgar Tower and also encompasses the Civil War days of the 1600s, when our forbears fought at the Battle of Worcester and gave shelter to the troubled "Black boy", King Charles II.  In this book we revisit the vanished places of entertainment such s the Scala and the Public Hall and more.  We take a trip down Memory Lane and take a look at the good times, from the charabane trips made by our parents and grandparents to the pleasure steamers of old, which turned South Quay into a hive of activity.  We go on a shopping spree around stores which were destined to fall victim to road widening schemes or vanish below modern shopping complexes;  we experience again the thrills and sawdust of Bertram Mills Circus, and wonder once more at the ingeniously decorated floats at the Worcester Carnival back in the 1960s.   There were, of course, the not so good times, when the people of Worcester squared their shoulders and simply got on with life.  There were those long ago days of air raid shelters, make do and mend, ration books, and bananaless green grocery stores.  And there was the roaring inferno - both seen and heard all around the city - which reduced the premises of the ironmongers J. C. Baker to blackened timbers, ash and rubble.   Six chapters cover:  "Street Scenes", "On the Move", "Events and Occasions", "At Leisure", "Shopping Spree", and "Making a  Living".   Over 125 black-and-white photographs provide us with great memories.  Price:  $10.  Now with the 10% off sale, the price is $9.
ENGLAND - WAR OF THE ROSES - CRAZY CRATE JP50 BOOK 7:  THE CHRONICLES OF THE WARS OF THE ROSES. General Editor, Elizabeth Hallam.  C. L. B. International.  1997.  320 pages.  Hardcover.  This oversized book tells the story of the last hundred years of the dynasty founded by Henry II in 1154, when he came over from Normandy and "took possession of his hereditary kingdom."  It begins in 1377 with the accession to the throne of Richard II, and ends in 1485 with the death on Bosworth Field of the enigmatic Richard III.  Between these two dates lie 108 years of dramatic and often bloody events which furnished Shakespeare with some of his most celebrated plots.  Contemporary observers, many of whose chronicles have never been made available to the public before, describe the reigns of Henry IV, the usurper who brought the red rose of Lancaster to the throne, and his son Henry V, the famous victor of Agincourt.  Henry VI, who was driven mad by the cares of state, was deposed, and murdered in prison by the orders of Edward IV - the first Yorkist ruler, who acquired the throne through some of the bloodiest battles of the War of the Roses.  The chroniclers record the brief, pathetic reign of the 12- year-old Edward V, overshadowed by his uncle Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who became the last of the Plantagenet kings.    Although treachery and violence bulk large in the accounts of these years, splendor and pageantry are never entirely absent.  To the beauties of the late Gothic age are joined the first intimations of the Renaissance culture that was to flower so magnificently under the Tudors.  Chaucer wrote the Canterbury Tales, and Caxton established his press at Westminster.  Nor are the common people left out of the chronicles: rebels such as Wat Tyler, John Ball, and Jack Cade ensure that the peasants and workmen of late Plantagenet England are not forgotten.  More than 100 short essays, lavishly illustrated in color and black and white, provide background information on the people and politics, manners, mores and customs of a formative epoch in English and European history.   The book is divided into six main sections - Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Edward IV, and Richard III, with each part having numerous chapters.  Thirteen maps; a genealogical chart of the Kings of England, France and Scotland; as well as hundreds of black-and-white and color photographs enhance the text.  The five page index covers nearly 2000 entries.    Price:  $15.  Now with the 10% off sale, the price is $13.50.
ENGLAND/ RESEARCH GUIDE - CRAZY CRATE JP50 BOOK 14:  ENGLISH FAMILY RESEARCH.  By. J. Konrad.  Indianapolis:  Summit Publications/Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe.  Revised Edition.  1996.  65 pages.  Softcover.  Konrad begins his book by providing a listing of English monarchs before the Norman Conquest, then a listing of monarchs from the Conquest to the present.  Charts show the listing of English counties before and after the 1974 reorganization, locations from which most immigrants came and the dates of the earliest religious records in England.   Price:  $10.  Now with the 10% off sale, the price is $9. 

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