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Newsletter Subtitle: JOHN PALMER'S CONSOLIDATED CRAZY CRATES JP 51 THROUGH JP54: SET 6 OF 6.
Month Day Year: SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
This is set 6, the final set in this soon-to-be-on-the- website-group of John Palmer Crazy Crates JP1 through JP54. This is the last time these will appear on the newsletters, so if you change your mind and decide you do want one of these after September 15, 2010, you will need to check the website www.yogs.com or call me at 1-800-419-0200 to see if it is still available. However, the ten per cent off price will not appear on these books on the website.
WORLD WAR II / FIRST VICTORY - CRAZY CRATE JP51 BOOK 1: THE FIRST HEROES. THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE DOOLITTLE RAID, AMERICA'S FIRST WORLD WAR II VICTORY. By Craig Nelson. New York: Viking. 2002. 430 pages. Hardcover. Immediately after Japan's December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt sought to restore the honor of the United States with a dramatic act of vengeance: a retaliatory bombing raid on Tokyo itself. In those early days of World War II, the very notion of an attempt by America - which was ill prepared for any s ort of warfare - to make a direct assault on Asia's military superpower was almost inconceivable. But FDR was not to be dissuaded, and at his bidding a squadron of scarcely-trained army fliers, led by the famous daredevil Jimmy Doolittle, set forth on what everyone regarded as a suicide mission. On April 18, 1942, eighty young men, most of them scarcely out of their teens, took off from a navy carrier in the mid-Pacific. In their sixteen planes they successfully attacked Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Nagoya, and Kobe. The mission was critically compromised when the Japanese spies detected the American fleet. Most of Doolittle's squadron ran out of gas and was forced to crash-land in enemy-occupied China, where the boys were secretly ferried by peasants to the safety of the Chinese Nationalist capital, Chungking. Eight of the fliers were captured by Japanese patrols, confined to years of solitary imprisonment, torture, forced to sign false confessions, and judged as war criminals. Three were executed by firing squad: one was starved to death.
The survivors rescued at war's end, were reduced to living skeletons, although one found God and after the war returned to Japan on a campaign of forgiveness. Still other Raiders were interred as hostile aliens by the Soviet Union and had to be smuggled into Persia to freedom. This raid, meanwhile, led directly to what every historian now believes was the turning point in the war against Japan. This book is the story of this extraordinary mission, one of the most daring episodes of World War II. Although the Doolittle Raid became the basis for the classic 1944 film THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO, this moment in history is surprisingly unfamiliar today.
To give these heroes their due, the author interviewed twenty of the surviving participants and researched more than forty thousand
pages of books, periodicals, and archival documents. The fact that
90 percent of these men came home alive was little short of a miracle, as was the way their efforts revived the morale of the nation and helped convince the world that the Allies might eventually triumph. Fifty-six photographs enhance the text. The fourteen-page index covers nearly 1,400 entries. Price: $15. Now on sale at 10% off for $13.50.
METHODS & SOURCES - CRAZY CRATE JP51 BOOK 2: GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS AND SOURCES. Edited by Milton Rubincam. Washington, D. C. American Society of Genealogists. Two volume set. (Volume 1: 1980. Revised Edition. 579 pages. Volume 2: 1983. 372 pages. Hardcover. These volumes were designed to help an individual conduct an intelligent search for a person or persons of the past. For each of the areas considered, one needs to know enough of its history to understand the nature of the records created and the reasons for their creation. These detailed books (not these copies) were used as textbooks by the National Institute on Genealogical Research, (conducted by the National Archives), and the Samford University Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (Birmingham, Alabama). These volumes concentrate on research for states from the Atlantic Seaboard to the Mississippi River. Each chapter is written by an authority on the subject or region. Volume 1 contains five parts, each with several individual chapters: Part 1.) General Considerations (Adventures in Genealogy, Interpreting Genealogical Records, Genealogy and Chronology, The Rules of Evidence, and Preparing Genealogical Manuscripts for Publications.) Part 2.) Materials for Research (Original Sources, Public Records, Institutional Records, and Secondary Materials.) Part 3.) Regional Genealogy (New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia. The Westward Expansion, and Canada) Part 4) Pre-American Ancestry (English, Nobility, England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland, and Scandinavia.) and Part 5.) Special Fields of Investigation (Heraldry, Genealogy and the Law, and a Study of Surnames.)
Volume 2 contains two parts with several chapters in each part. Part 1.) Regional Genealogy: Migration into the Northwest Territory, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Florida. Part 2.) Special Studies: (Ontario, Huguenot Migrations, Jewish Migrations, and Notes on Black Genealogical Research.) Price: For the set of two the price is $25. Now on sale at 10% off for $22.50.
UTAH / MORMONS - CRAZY CRATE JP51 BOOK 3: UTAH. Photography by Floyd Holdman. Text by Nelson Wadsworth. Toronto: Skyline Press. 1984. 88 pages. Hardcover. An incredible variety of physiographic features are concentrated in the 85,000 square miles that comprise the State of Utah. To the west, the Great Basin Province sprawls for endless miles of sage-covered deserts and intermittent, rocky peaks. To the east, the vast chasms of the Canyonlands lace the Colorado Plateau Province with their towering standing rocks and great, natural skyscrapers and eroded stone. The mighty Colorado River and its tributaries twist their way through this maze of sedimentary sand. To the north, and through the central axis of the states, the rugged Wasatch and Uinta Mountains loom above pristine, evergreen forests, plush green meadows and alpine canyons, in the long wide fingers of the Rocky Mountain Province.
No book about Utah can be written without telling how Brigham Young and his Mormon Pioneers looked down for the first time on their new mountain and desert home. National parks, forests and monuments have set aside the scenic wonders and valuable resources, the historical landmarks and the natural terrain, and have kept them from private ownership. The ghosts of colorful bandits still ride the Outlaw Trail. 88 full color photographs cover Native Americans, Zion, Bryce, and Cedar Breaks, Capital Reef and Canyonlands, sunset shores, evergreen forests, and more. Each photograph contains a small caption. Price: $7.50. Now on sale at 10% off for $6.75.
COLORADO - CRAZY CRATE JP51 BOOK 4: BLESSED BY
LIGHT. VISIONS OF THE COLORADO PLATEAU. Edited by Stephen Trimble. Layton, UT: 1986. Gibbs M. Smith, Inc. Peregrine Smith Books. 75 pages. Hardbound. The Colorado Plateau encompasses 130,000 square miles in southern Utah, western Colorado, northern Arizona, and northwest New Mexico. Elevation ranges from below 2,000 to well over 12,000 feet, mostly high desert between 4,500 and 7,000 feet. The Plateau selects its people. If chosen, you will know. This landscape speaks to your emotions and spirit. This coffee-table book communicates a vision of the Colorado Plateau seen through the eyes of photographers in their thirties and forties. They came to the land for personal fulfillment - not as artists or commercial photographers. They are park rangers, biologists, teachers, archaeologists, writers and wilderness outfitters. Everything they know about themselves and the land is detailed in these photographs. The common thread is light - the magical, iridescent light that happens when clear air, naked rock, and sun collide. This book pairs thematic portfolios of photographs with words from a century ago until the present day written by the region's most eloquent writers. The Colorado Plateau is now being threatened. This book calls defenders to this land. Eighty-five full color photographs explore the themes of Rock, Water, Canyons, Plateaus, Mountains, and Time. This book was originally sold for $34.95. Price: $10. Now on sale at 10% off for $9.
WORLD WAR I / PILOTS - CRAZY CRATE JP51 BOOK 5: KNIGHTS OF THE AIR. By Ezra Bowen and the Editors of Time-Life Books in Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books. 1980. First Printing. 192 pages. Hardcover. World War I - the Great War - the War to End All Wars - introduced new weapons of war - trench warfare, mustard gas, tanks, and flying machines. Thousands died heroically in the trenches and in pitched battles - but it was the pilot -sometimes flamboyant, sometimes quiet - who captured the imagination of the public and became the knights of the air. Over 800 aviators from nine countries were contacted and asked to contribute to this historic volume, which contains first hand accounts of battles and fliers. Over 200 historic photographs, full color drawings of airplanes, uniform, insignias and more enhance ithe five chapters covering the entire war: (1.) The Rush to a "Noble Cause", (2.) In Pursuit of the Blue Max, ( 3.) The Allies Ascendant, (4) The Year of the Red Baron, and (5) A Timely Spur to Victory. Photographs include pilots, aerial battles, plane crashes, weapons, and their life between missions,
An appendix contains a list of the leading aces by nation. The four-page index covers nearly 600 entries. Price: $7.50. Now on
sale at 10% off for $6.75.
THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE / CRAZY CRATE JP51 BOOK 6: THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE. By Brendan Lehane and the Editors of Time-Life Books. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books. 1981. First Printing. 176 pages. Hardcover. Note: stamped on inside front flyleaf "Review Copy." The back flyleaf is discolored along the top. It had been a dream for nearly four centuries - ever since the New World was discovered and was determined to be an impediment to reaching the Far East - China, Japan, and India. There HAD to be a way from Europe through this new land! This passage - a Northwest Passage - a navigable waterway just had to exist! But survivors of long expeditions - if there were any - came back disillusioned and told of forbidding regions of extreme cold, icebergs, and desolation. Arctic adventure became a popular literary theme and artists tried to capture its rare beauty. Over 120 photographs, illustrations and full color paintings, enhance this thrilling adventure of men who sacrificed their lives to find this fabled passage. The three-page index contains over 300 entries, Price: $7.50. Now on sale at 10% off for $6.75.
CRAZY CRATE JP51 BOOK 8: SHIP OF GOLD IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA. By Gary Kinder. Toronto. Random House of Canada. 1998. First Canadian Edition. 507 pages. Hardcover. In September 1857, the S. S. Central America, a side-wheel steamer carrying nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, foundered in a hurricane and sank two hundred miles off the Carolina coast. Over four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of California gold were lost. It was the worst peacetime disaster at sea in American history, a tragedy that remained lost in legend for over a century. In the 1980s, a young engineer from Ohio set out to do what no one, not even the United States Navy, had been able to do: establish a working presence on the deep-ocean floor and open it to science, history, archaeology, medicine and recovery. The SS Central America became the target of his project. After years of intensive efforts, Tommy Thompson and the Columbus-American Discovery Group found the Central America in eight thousand feet of water, and in October 1989 they sailed into Norfolk with her recovered treasure: gold coins, bars, nuggets, and dust, plus steamer trunks filled with period clothes, newspapers, books, journals, and even an intact cigar sealed under water for 130 years. Now Gary Kinder tells for the first time this extraordinary tale of history, human drama, heroic rescue, scientific ingenuity, and individual courage. This book begins with a copiously researched historical record of the disaster, rendered in chilling detail with testimony from survivors and eyewitnesses. In a gripping narrative, the author re-creates the five days at sea in a rising hurricane and recounts the heroism of men like Captain William Herndon, the heartbreak of loss and separation for newlyweds like Addie and Ansel Easton the daring rescue of women and children by a passing brig, and the eventual sinking of the Central America. The book then becomes a fascinating account of the efforts of Tommy Thompson, the young visionary engineer who explodes boundaries of various disciplines - oceanography, computer science, information theory, and advanced robotics - to accomplish what everyone said was impossible: to establish a working presence in the deep ocean. This book is a testament to the human will to triumph over adversity. It is also a great American adventure story of the opening of Earth's last frontier. Price: $15. Now on sale at 10% off for $13.50.
POLITICAL OPINION / FRENCH REVOLUTION. CRAZY CRATE JP51 BOOK 10: THE SPIRIT OF REVOLUTION IN 1789.[A STUDY OF POLITICAL OPINION AS REVEALED IN POLITICAL SONGS AND OTHER POPULAR LITERATURE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. By Cornwell B. Rogers. New York: Greenwood Press. 1969. Reprint of 1949 edition by Princeton University Press. 363 pages. Hardcover. Note: ex- library copy, with bar codes, labels, etc. The check-out pocket has been torn out of the inside of the back cover. The binding is good and the pages are clean. The outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789 is taken by historians to symbolize the end of the ancient regime in France and the beginning in modern Europe of rule by the people. Popular government was not at first put into practice by the Revolutionists, but its basic ideas were launched with so much official endorsement and general approval in 1789 that one is justified in attributing to that the birth of the Revolutionary spirit. In 1789, Frenchmen projected a new order of society, in which economic, political, and religious enthusiasm blended in a common set of purposes. The end of the old regime was proclaimed in that year, but at first reform was relatively moderate. The men of 1789 still took for granted the continuance of monarchy; hoped to preserve peace abroad; foresaw no terror at home; abhorred such dictatorial methods as Robespierre later used; and extolled popular government only in abstract terms, believing that actual control belonged in the hands of the bourgeois class. Twelve chapters, cover: France on the Eve, The Dawn of a Golden Day, The Triumph of the Third Estate, The Dual Leadership of Louis and Necker, The Capture of the Bastille, the Influence of "Sensibilite", New Order or Disorder?, Capture of the King, Finances and the Faith, The New Nationalism, The Aristocrats and the Patriots, and the Conclusion. Five bibliographies are covered: A New Catalog of the Political Songs of 1789, Publications in Which the Political Songs of 1789 Appeared; Songs and Song Materials of the French Revolution Other than Those of 1789; Guides; Documentary Collections; and Primary Sources Other Than Those Containing Songs; and Secondary Works. Three appendices cover A Critique of the Catalog of Constant Pierre, in Respect to 1789, Note on the Histoire Chantee de la Premiere Republique, by Louis Damade, Paris, 1892; Note on the songs of T. Rousseau. The eleven-page index covers over 800 entries. Price: $7.50. Now on sale at 10% off for $6.75.
CRAZY CRATE JP51 BOOK 11: TWOBOOKS ON THE GREAT LAKES: 1) LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE. Poems by Joan McIntosh. Indianapolis: Writers' Center Press. 1997. 96 pages. Softcover. The author was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated from Beloit College. She has lived in several locations within the United States. These 66 poems explore a number of themes. They quietly explode into the reader's veins the way Emily Dickinson poems do; sly, slanted, loaded with the unexpected but in a style all her own, and deceptively subtle. Though the poems are based in her memories, the daily year by year, they relate to all of us. The author has an amazing ability to find magic in the mundane. Hers is the keen eye that can take a seemingly ordinary event - reading an atlas, remembering a summer house, hearing an old woman sing in a nursing home - and lead the reader into sudden epiphanies of a world that is "song and slither and sting." Some are indignant at society's failures, some stare straight into mortality's eye, but again and again McIntosh's humor bubbles up to delight us and catch us by surprise. 2) TALES OF THE GREAT LAKES. Stories from Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Secaucus, NJ: Castle, a Division of Book Sales, Inc. 1986. 474 pages. Hardcover. Note: This is an ex library copy, with labels and stamps. The binding is tight and the pages are clean. This book reprints 34 articles from magazines and other sources published between 1875 and 1909. Articles cover Chicago, the Workers of the Great Lakes, The Wisconsin Lakes, the City of Minneapolis, Jack Boyd - Master Riverman, the Last Wolverine, Across the Mesaba, Yachting on the Great Lakes, Chicago's Great River Harbor, Fishing and Hunting in the Northwest, the Story of a Copper Mine. The Chicago Athletic Club, On the Little Bull Rapids, Following Deer Trails in Northwestern Woods, the Skeleton on Round Island, Treed by Wolves, The First Families of Chicago and more. Price for the set of two books is $12. Now on sale at 10% off for $10.80.
NORTH CAROLINA / SALEM / GARDENS - CRAZY CRATE JP51 BOOK 12: THE GARDENS OF SALEM. THE LANDSCAPE HISTORY OF A MORAVIAN TOWN IN NORTH CAROLINA. by Darrell Spencer. Photographs of the Gardens by Virginia R. Weiler. Winston-Salem, NC: Old Salem, Inc. 1997. 92 pages. Softcover. Old Salem is the best-documented historic landscape in the United States. Quietly nestled near Winston-Salem's urban center, the historical town of Salem strikes a stark contrast to the high-rise cityscape that forms its unlikely backdrop. Red clay tiled roofs supported by sturdy half-timbered walls and handmade brick bear a silent testimony to the unique community of people who laid the foundation for the modern city that grew up less than a mile from the heart of the original town. While Salem's Moravian founders were busy erecting the distinctive Germanic buildings and fashioning the handmade objects for which they were widely noted, they were also constructing a landscape according to their own cultural and individual requirements of utility and beauty. The Moravians' relationship to the land, as reflected through their town planning, land use, and gardens, reveals a great deal to the modern observer about the values and sensibilities of this quiet people.
What makes a historic landscape? Why is landscape important to historic restoration? What tools does a landscape historian use? Nowhere can these questions be better answered than at Old Salem, a restored Moravian town in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Its restoration of utilitarian and ornamental gardens has been guided by the richest - and earliest - documentation of colonial gardens in the United States. Using eighteenth and early nineteenth century garden plans, plant lists, and gardening practices as described in diaries, correspondence, and other records, this book tells the story of how the early Moravian settlers combined science and practicality with a sense of beauty to shape the landscape around them. It will be appreciated by landscape historians and gardening enthusiasts alike. Price: $7.50. Now on sale at 10% off for $6.75.
U.S. / VA / BIOGRAPHY / JAMES MADISON - CRAZY CRATE JP51 BOOK 13: JAMES MADISON AND THE SEARCH FOR NATIONHOOD. By Robert A. Rutland. Conover Hunt Jones and Kym S. Rice Guest Curators. Washington, D. C.: The Library of Congress. 1981. 174 pages. Hardcover. Note; ex library copy, with bar codes, check-out pockets, labels, etc. This coffee-table size book is published in conjunction with the inaugural exhibit held in the James Madison Memorial Building of the Library of Congress, November 1981 - May 1982. Thomas Jefferson once called James Madison "the greatest man in the world." Whether true or not, Madison has become one of the most underestimated national figures and one of the most underrated presidents. This book presents a revealing portrait of our Fourth President and of his persistent efforts during the formative years of the American republic to establish individual liberty and a national union. The author traces Madison's political career from the family plantation in Orange County, Virginia, to the White House. He tells of the quiet influence Madison exerted over his colleagues at the Virginia Convention and later at the Constitutional Convention and of the learning that lay behind Madison's persuasive powers. He tells, too, of Madison's difficulties as Secretary of State for the emerging nation and as President during the War of 1812. The book is divided into three sections: "The Virginia Heritage" describes Madison's early years and the beginning of his political career among an extraordinary group of Virginians; "From Confederation to Union" shows Madison working for that goal of federal union which earned for him the designation Father of the Constitution; and "The Emergence of Nationhood", plus The War of 1812, from which America emerged as a strong and unified nation. Each section is accompanied by a remarkable arrangement of graphic material that vivifies the story - paintings, engravings, cartoons, newspaper notices, letters, and maps selected by Conover Hunt Jones and Kym S. Rice from the collections of the Library of Congress and from other institutions. James Madison understood, perhaps better than any of the great men of his time, the dangers of political faction and sectional rivalry. To the end of his days, he worked and argued for a strong union of states which guaranteed the rights and liberties of individual citizens and encouraged the advancement of knowledge and learning. There are one hundred fifty black-and-white illustrations and thirty in color. Price: $7. Now on sale at 10% off for $6.30.
STALNAKER FAMILY PERIODICALS - CRAZY CRATE JP51 Book 14: THE STALNAKER FAMILY CHRONICLES. ISSUES ONE THROUGH SIX. (October 1978 through January 1980.) Huttonville, WV. Six loose issues. Note: the last four pages of issue no. 1 are missing. These eight-page newsletters provide information on family reunions, historical sketches of Stalnaker family members, birthdays of current members, etc. No long articles. Each issue usually contains about six black-and-white photographs PRICE $5. Now on sale at 10% off for $4.50.
PENNSYLVANIA / JOHNSTOWN FLOOD - CRAZY CRATE JP52 BOOK 1: HISTORY OF THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD. Including All the Fearful Record; the Breaking of the South Fork Dam; The Sweeping Out of the Conemaugh Valley; The Overthrow of Johnstown; the Massing of the Wreck at the Railroad Bridge; Escapes, Rescue, Searches for Survivors and the Dead; Relief Organizations, Stupendous Charities, etc. etc. By Willis Fletcher Johnson. Edgewood Publishing Co. 1889. 459 pages. Hardcover. Note: this is an original edition, not a reprint. The Title on the original cover and spine is almost worn off, the hinges are frayed and the edges of the cover are worn. The corners are rounded. The binding is tight and the pages are clean. The
summer of 1889 will ever be memorable for its appalling disasters by flood and famine. In that period fell the heaviest blow of the nineteenth century - a blow scarcely paralleled in the histories of civilized lands. Central Pennsylvania - a centre of industry, thrift and comfort - was desolated by floods unprecedented in the records of the great waters. On both sides of the Alleghenies these ravages were felt in terrific power, but on the western slope their terrors were infinitely multiplied by the bursting of the South Fork Reservoir, letting out millions of tons of water, which, rushing madly down the rapid descent of the Conemaugh Valley, washed out all its busy villages and hurled itself in a deadly torrent on the happy borough of Johnstown. The frightful aggravations, which followed the coming of this torrent have awakened the deepest sympathies of this nation and of the world, and the history is demanded in permanent form, for those of the present day, and for the generation to come. Fifty chapters cover the tragedy. Twenty-four illustrations and photographs enhance the text. Price: $6. Now on sale at 10% off for $5.40.
BIOGRAPHY - BRUCE CATTON - CRAZY CRATE JP52 BOOK 3: WAITING FOR THE MORNING TRAIN: AN AMERICAN BOYHOOD. By Bruce Catton. Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, Inc. 1972. 260 pages. Hardcover. Note: although there are no library markings or bar codes on the book, the inside back flyleaf says "Withdrawn, South Bend Public Library". The binding is tight and the pages are clean. The dust jacket has some wear, especially at the top and bottom edges. Bruce Catton grew up in a time and a place that is no more - just after the turn-of-the century and in Michigan. In this memoir, he remembers his boyhood, his family, his home town, and his coming
of age. With nostalgia, warmth and humor, Mr. Catton recalls it all with a wealth of detail, the logging industry and its tremendous effect on the face of the State, the G. A. R. veterans who first sparked his interest in the American Civil War, overnight trips on long-gone "sleepers", the days of the great resort hotels, fishing in once clear lakes. Out of these personal experiences timeless insights emerge - of man's confrontation with the machine, of man against the landscape, of the sometimes cruel inevitability of change, and the uncertainties that crowded our lives. Price: $7.50. Now on sale at 10% off for $6.75.
NATIVE AMERICANS / CRAZY CRATE JP52 BOOK 6: THE AMERICAN HERITAGE BOOK OF INDIANS. By the Editors of American Heritage, the Magazine of History. 1961. 424 pages. Hardback. Note: the inside front flyleaf has a bookplate with the name of the former owner. The binding is tight and the pages are clean. The cover shows a little wear and the corners are bumped. A well researched text accompanied by hundreds of black and white as well as color illustrations, photographs, maps, etc., provide an excellent source of information on Native Americans from both the North and South American continents. Includes information on Maya, Aztec, Sioux, Apache, Cherokee, Native American cultures, Indian wars, and much more. The six-page index covers nearly 1,500 entries. Price: $10. Now on sale at 10% off for $9.
FRENCH REVOLUTION / SEA POWER - CRAZY CRATE JP52 BOOK 10: THE INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND EMPIRE, 1793 - 1812. By Captain A. T. Mahan, U. S. N. Boston: Little, Brown, 1894. TWO VOLUMES. Hardcover. Note: These are original editions, not reprints. They are ex-library copies, with call numbers and check-out pockets. The binding is weak. The original covers are present but very worn. The outside hinges are beginning to split and there are worn spots at the tops and bottoms of the outside spines. This present work is wholly a result of the author's connection with the United States Naval War College as a lecturer on Naval History and Naval Tactics. Nineteen chapters cover the history of sea power to the year 1812; a date signalized by Napoleon's invasion of Russia, which wrecked his empire, - or at least gave the outward and visible token of the wreck, - and also the outbreak of war between Great Britain and the United States. Chapters cover: Outline of Events in Europe, 1783 - 1793; the Condition of the Navies in 1793 - and Especially of the French Navy; The General Political and Strategic Conditions, and the Events of 1793; The West Indies, 1793 - 1810; the Naval Campaign of May, 1794, and the Battles of the First of June; The Year 1794 in the Atlantic and on the Continent; The Year 1795 in the Atlantic and on the Continent; The Mediterranean and Italy; The Mediterranean in 1797 and 1798; the Mediterranean from 1799 to 1891, The Atlantic, 1796 - 1801; Events on the Continent, 1798 -1800; Events in 1801; Outline of Events From the Signature
of the Preliminaries to the Rupture of the Peace of Amiens; The Trafalgar Campaign to the Spanish Declaration of War, May 1803 - December, 1804; the Trafalgar Campaign - Concluded, January - October 1805; The Warfare Against Commerce During the French Revolution and Empire, to the Berlin Decree, 1793 - 1806; The Warfare Against Commerce, 1806 - 1812; and Summary - the Function of Sea Power and the Policy of Great Britain in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. The sixteen-page index covers nearly 2,000 entries. This heavily documented work of Mahan's traces and explains the rise and progress of British sea power from the middle of the seventeenth century to the close of the Napoleonic wars. It is still an invaluable resource for scholars and historians, one no professor of French, Military, or Continental history should be without. Price: $10. Now on sale at 10% off for $9.
STARS AND STRIPES / NEWSPAPER FOR THE MILITARY - CRAZY CRATE JP52 BOOK 11: SQUADS WRITE! A SELECTION OF THE BEST THINGS IN PROSE, VERSE and CARTOON FROM THE STARS AND STRIPES, Official Newspaper of the A. E. F. Edited and with not too serious comment by John T. Winterich. Fully Illustrated. New York: Harper and Brothers. 1931. 335 pages. Hardcover. Note: ex library copy, with call numbers, check-out pocket, etc. This is an original edition, not a reprint. The binding is a little loose and some of the pages have smudges. The covers are not the original covers, and are worn. Stamp of former owner on inside flyleaf. The Stars and Stripes was the official newspaper of the American Expeditionary Forces. The first number appeared on February 8, 1918 and the seventy-first and last on June 13, 1919. The editor provides a history of the newspaper and the men involved with bringing it into print, including his own. Fifteen chapters cover: A Label for an Army (the origin of the word "doughboy"), Officers and Soldiers, Ways and Means, Came the War, My Country,'Tis of Thee, First Aid, Arts and Crafts, Game Called, St. Mihiel, The Mud of the Argonne, Up with the Rations, The Tumult Dies but the Shouting Continues, Loitering Laureates, But Not Forever and Rollcall. The chapters recall incidents - many of a very serious nature - concerning fighting on the front, wounds, deaths, and heroism. There are articles of the recollections of Prisoners of War. Sixty illustrations from the newspaper are scattered throughout the book. This last chapter (Rollcall) provides a roster, as complete as service records could make it, of the men who had contributed to the newspaper. It is arranged alphabetically by last name and gives full name, organization, department, day he began work with the newspaper and his home address. Price: $7.50. Now on sale at 10% off for $6.75.
WAR PICTURES / PHILIPINES / PHOTOGRAPHS OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS - CRAZY CRATE JP52 BOOK 13: AN ILLUSTRATED AND DESCRIPTIVE ART COLLECTION OF AMERICA'S NEW POSSESSIONS. Beautiful Color Photos More Perfect than Oil Paintings. Every Picture From Photographs Actually Taken on the Spot. Chicago: International View Co. 1902. No pagination (about 62 pages). Hardcover. Note: This is an original edition, with the original covers. Almost all of the pages are loose and since they are not numbered I cannot tell if any pages are missing. Some pages are frayed at the edges. Never before have the living actions of soldiers engaged in actual warfare been so vividly pictured as are found in this collection of photographic reproductions in colors that illustrates nearly every phase of warfare in the Philippines. Photographs include battle scenes in the Tondo District, burning buildings including a church, the market place, native houses, Spanish prisoners of war, the Manila Fire Department in dress uniform, several villages, the 20th Kansas Infantry in action, the Utah Light Infantry in action, the 22nd infantry in action, the firing line at Pasig, the 4th Cavalry, General MacArthur and staff with the signal Corps Department, General Wheaton and his aids in Malolos, Pennsylvania pickets, Corrigidor Island, California soldiers at rest, "Cemetery Hill" with gravestones of U. S. soldiers killed in action and American flags and decorations on each stone, a Philippine funeral, railroad bridges, the only known photograph of General Otis in the field, and more. An interesting purchase for anyone who had an ancestor stationed in the Philippines during the Spanish American War. Price: $10. Now on sale at 10% off for $9.
VIDEO / MIGRATION PATTERNS - CRAZY CRATE JP53 VIDEO ITEM
NO. 1; FROM RIVERS TO TRAILS TO ROADS TO CANALS TO TRAINS: How Transportation Set Genealogical Patterns. Presented by Dr. George K. Schweitzer. Video. VHS. Knoxville, TN: Genealogical Sources. 2000. Video. 61 minutes. Donning the guise of a railroad engineer, Dr. Schweitzer discusses the importance of railroad and other forms of Transportation, not as they aided in westward migration but, rather, how they enabled western pioneers to send their crops and products eastward. He discusses the problems encountered by various forms of transportation and how each one of them determined where and when pioneers were able to settle. This program was taped before a live audience. Price: $25. Now on sale at 10% off for $22.50.
VIDEO / ILLINOIS - CRAZY CRATE JP53 VIDEO ITEM NO. 2: ILLINOIS GENEALOGY. Presented by Dr. George K. Schweitzer. Video. VHS. Knoxville, TN: Genealogical Sources. 2002. Video. 60 minutes. Dressed in buckskin shirt and pants, Dr. George Schweitzer provides us with an entertaining history of Illinois, beginning with French traders and continuing through the French and Indian War, American Revolution, War of 1812, the Erie Canal and the National Road. He discusses how each event determined the settlement areas in Illinois. Information is given on where to find religious, county, state and national records, how to properly research for records, and reminds us of the importance of searching court records and dockets. This lecture was taped before a live audience. Price: $25. Now on sale at 10% off for $22.50.
VIDEO / WAR OF 1812 - CRAZY CRATE JP53 VIDEO ITEM NO. 3: THE WAR OF 1812. Presented by Dr. George K. Schweitzer. Video. Knoxville, TN: Genealogical Sources. 2001. Video. VHS. 62 minutes. Often overlooked in its importance, the War of 1812 was the war that allowed the future expansion westward of American settlers. Until this time, migration had been along a narrow corridor that included Tennessee, Kentucky, lower Indiana and lower Ohio. The successful Battle of the Thames (in Canada) and the Battle of the Horseshoe (in Arkansas) defeated the British and their Indian allies, opening up two-thirds of the United States east of the Mississippi River. Dressed in the guise of a War of 1812 soldier, Dr. Schweitzer explains the war, its importance to us, and where to find state, national, Canadian and English records. He discusses militia records, bounty lands, the importance of searching the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, and ends with a powerful statement concerning war and peace. This video was taped before a live audience. Price: $25. Now on sale at 10% off for $22.50.
CD / CENSUS INDEX 1870 INDIANA - CRAZY CRATE JP53 ITEM NO. 5: GENERATIONS ARCHIVES: U. S. FEDERAL CENSUS INDEXES: 1870 INDIANA CENSUS INDEX. By Heritage Quest/Sierra-on-Line. 2001. This package has never been opened. This is an index to the heads of households for the state of Indiana. This census index encompasses the entire state of Indiana containing 477,213 entries. Information details Name, Age, Sex, Race, Birthplace, Locality and County, along with Film Number and Page Reference. In addition to heads of household, indexed names include any person with a different surname than the head. Also included are all males 50 years old or over and all females 70 years or over. Heritage Quest's precision extraction process ensures accuracy. Search any data field with the powerful, easy-to-read Generations Archives Viewer Software contained on this CD ROM. System Requirements: Windows 2000/ME/NT/95/98 * * Pentium 100 CPU or Greater * 16 MB RAM * 88 MB Hard Drive Space * 4X CD ROM Price: $45. Now on sale at 10% off for $40.50.
MICROFILM ROLL / INDIANA 1870 CENSUS / LA PORTE COUNTY - CRAZY CRATE JP53 ITEM NO. 7: 1870 CENSUS, LA PORTE COUNTY, INDIANA. Microfilm roll series 593, Roll No. 334. This is an actual roll of microfilm containing all of the census information for La Porte County in 1870. This is a used roll and came from a library which was withdrawing some of its materials. Price: $5. Now on sale at 10% off for $4.50.
MICROFILM ROLL / INDIANA 1870 CENSUS / ST. JOSEPH COUNTY - CRAZY CRATE JP53 ITEM NO. 8: 1870 CENSUS, ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, INDIANA. Microfilm roll series 593, Roll No. 360. This is an actual roll of microfilm containing all of the census information for St. Joseph County, Indiana in 1870. This is a used roll and came from a library which was withdrawing some of its materials. Price: $5. Now on sale at 10% off for $4.50.
MICROFILM ROLL / MICHIGAN 1850 CENSUS/ CASS, CHIPPEWA, CLINTON AND EATON COUNTIES - CRAZY CRATE JP53 ITEM NO. 9: 1850 CENSUS, CASS, CHIPPEWA, CLINTON and EATON COUNTIES in MICHIGAN. Microfilm roll series 432, Roll No. 349. This is an actual roll of microfilm containing all of the census information for these four counties in 1850. This is a used roll and came from a library which was withdrawing some of its materials. Price: $5. Now on sale at 10% off for $4.50.
MICROFILM ROLL / MICHIGAN 1860 CENSUS / CASS AND CHIPPEWA COUNTIES - CRAZY CRATE JP53 ITEM NO. 10: 1860 CENSUS, CASS and CHIPPEWA COUNTIES in MICHIGAN. Microfilm roll series 653, Roll No. 0541. This is an actual roll of microfilm containing all of the census information for these two counties in 1860. This is a used roll and came from a library which was withdrawing some of its materials. Price: $5. Now on sale at 10% off for $4.50
MICROFILM ROLL / MICHIGAN 1870 CENSUS / CASS COUNTY - CRAZY CRATE JP53 ITEM NO. 11: 1870 CENSUS, CASS COUNTY, MICHIGAN. Microfilm roll series 593, Roll No. 0668. This is an actual roll of microfilm containing all of the census information for Cass County, Michigan in 1870. This is a used roll and came from a library which was withdrawing some of its materials. Price: $5. Now on sale at 10% off for $4.50
CRAZY CRATE JP53 ITEM 12: GENEALOGICAL SEMINARS ON CASSETTE TAPES. This listing contains 25 cassettes made for two conferences. They come in 2 matching vinyl cases specifically made for the cassettes. Both cases fit into a matching vinyl protective cover. The sessions were recorded by Triad. The first set of tapes covers various programs on genealogical research in the United States. The cassettes are: 1. The Ways West. By Joseph Preston;
2. The Librarian and the Genealogist. By Julie Reiner; Concordia Historical Institute:
3. Lutheran Roots. By Rev. Kurt Boding;
4. In and Out of Indiana. by Sandra H. Luebking;
5. Traditions, Legends and Lore of Our Ancestors. By Dr/ John L. Oldani;
6. Eastern European Research. By Marvin Moehle;
7. Oral History. By Marilyn H. Immel;
8. Conferences, Courses and the Kiwanis Club - Sandra H. Luebking;
9. They Left Their Mark on Southern Illinois. By Ketcherside and Folk; and
19. North Carolina Research. By Barbara Lawrence.
The second set of tapes cover programs given at the International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy, April 29 - May 13, 1984 in Jerusalem, Israel. In 1984 this international seminar brought together highly respected genealogists to discuss researching Jewish genealogy. Over 40 audio cassette tapes were made of the individual seminar sessions and offered for sale to the general public. This listing contains 25 of the cassettes made for the conference. The cassettes are:
1. & 2. Basic Concepts of Genealogical Research (2 cassettes) By Rabbi Shmuel Gorr and Sallyann Amdur Sack;
3. Unusual Approaches to Genealogical Problems. By Miriam Weiner,
4. Landsmanschaften Names and Research Strategies (Holocaust Research) By Randy Daitch;
5. Cartographic Records and Problems in Genealogical Research. By Matt Darrish;
6. Charting - Roundtable Discussion; Techniques for Oral History. By Naomi Levin Gershan;
7. Genealogical Sources in Great Britain. By Dr. Anthony P. Joseph;
8. German Sources. by Jurgen Sielemann;
9. Preparing and Publishing a Family History By Sallyann Amdur Sack;
12. Genealogical Publications - Newsletters. By Anita Todres Pikus;
13. Ethics in Genealogical Research. By Sallyann Amdur Sack;
14. The Jewish National and University Library and the Central Zionist Archives;
15. The Jerusalem Municipality Historical Archives.
These have never been opened or used. Complete set.
$30. Now on sale at 10% off for $27.
CRAZY CRATE 54: SOLD OUT! Thank you very much!
Well, John, We have come to the end of your 54 crates. By eliminating the books already sold, it now makes only six crates, and we have already sold some of these books in the past few weeks as the newsletters went out. Now it is time to let our newsletter readers take their last look at these books at these prices. These will remain as you have seen them in the five previous crates PLUS this one, and are subject to any previous sales we may get in the interim. I will erase those sales as we go and the rest will remain available until September 15, 2010, at these prices. After September 15, I will re-edit these, remove the sale prices and then reorganize them and place them on the website. Hopefully by selling some of these you can go buy more books to put on future crates for our readers to check out! Thanks, John, that was a lot of work! Our readers thank you for making all of these books available to us. Pat from YOGS
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