It Happened in New Hampshire

Author: Stillman Rogers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762792655
Format: PDF
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From the tragic tale of young Lizzie Bourne's death on Mount Washington to the unsuccessful one hundred-year effort to save the Old Man of the Mountain, It Happened in New Hampshire takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the fascinating characters and episodes that mark the Granite State's eventful past. Here you'll read about the bizarre demise of the Willey family in a Crawford Notch avalanche and Abijah Larned's bungled bank robbery in Charlestown. You'll learn of the mysterious death of Dr. William Dean in Jaffrey and the friendship between World War II prisoners of war and the villagers of Stark. And you'll find out about the daring sea rescue of submariners aboard the Squalus, which sank off the Isles of Shoals. In an easy-to-read style that is entertaining and informative, Stillman Rogers recounts thirty-one of the most captivating moments from New Hampshire's history.

It Happened in Maine

Author: Gail Underwood Parker
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762795794
Format: PDF, ePub
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It Happened in Maine takes readers on a rollicking, behind-the-scenes look at some of the characters and episodes from the Pine Tree State's storied past. Including both famous tales, and famous names--and little-known heroes, heroines, and happenings.

It Happened in Louisiana

Author: Bonnye Stuart
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493015907
Format: PDF, Mobi
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True Tales from the Pelican State—from the longest Civil War battle to one of history’s worst man-made disasters Louisiana is well known for its spicy gumbo, Cajun music, and horrific hurricanes, but few may know why Tarzan once swung through the piney woods, how an entrepreneur used a land auction to build a town in a day, or how one man’s vision drew thousands of miracle-seekers to an empty field for over twenty years. It Happened in Louisiana goes behind the scenes to tell these stories and many more, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Pelican State. Discover how a well-drilling job gone awry turned an entire freshwater lake into a 1,300-foot-deep saltwater pit—and temporarily created the state’s tallest waterfall—in a matter of 48 hours. Relive the night that a life-changing performance finally put a world-famous rock 'n' roll legend on the path to fame. Learn the many disturbing reasons that one Louisiana prison—which today has its own radio station and annually hosts the longest-running prison rodeo in the United States—was once named the “worst prison in America.” Read about a determined, compassionate doctor from New Orleans who created a place of refuge and healing in his attempt to cure societal castaways who suffered from “the illness you do not talk about.” Bonnye Stuart is a tenth-generation New Orleanian who got her B.A. at Louisiana State University and her M.A. from the University of New Orleans. She is the author of It Happened in New Orleans, More than Petticoats: Remarkable Louisiana Women, and Louisiana Curiosities (all Globe Pequot Press) and Discovering Vintage New Orleans and Haunted New Orleans (both Rowman & Littlefield) and she lives in Tega Cay, SC.

It Happened in Yosemite National Park

Author: Ray Jones
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762762314
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Twenty to thirty episodes from the history of Yosemite National Park, including memorable events, but also featuring lesser-known tales.

It Happened in the Old South

Author: James A. Crutchfield
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762758279
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This book tells thirty stories of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky—from early European exploration to the end of the Civil War. Readers will be introduced to well-known characters, little-known heroes, and events that changed history—from “How ‘Old Glory' Got Its Name” in Tennessee and “The Court-Martial of Daniel Boone” in Kentucky to “The Invention of the Cotton Gin” in Georgia and “The Capture of Aaron Burr” in Mississippi.

It Happened in Alaska

Author: Diane Olthuis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493023497
Format: PDF
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The remote, unforgiving landscape and colossal—and unpredictably unstable—mountain ranges of Alaska have kept at bay many a faint-hearted outsider, but the lure of this territory’s beauty, as well as its rich and vast resources, continues to entice adventuresome natives and outsiders alike. It Happened in Alaska goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped The Land of the Midnight Sun. In an easy-to-read style that's entertaining and informative, Alaska resident Diane Olthius recounts some of her state's most captivating moments.

It Happened in New York City

Author: Fran Capo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762761938
Format: PDF
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A fascinating collection of thirty compelling stories about events that shaped Gotham, It Happened in New York City describes everything from the installation of the Statue of Liberty to the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, from the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11 to the construction of the new Yankee stadium, slated to open in 2009.

It Happened in Kansas

Author: Sarah Smarsh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762766441
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It Happened in Kansas features over 25 chapters in Kansas history. Lively and entertaining, this book brings the varied and fascinating history of the Sunflower State to life.

Das ist bei uns nicht m glich

Author: Sinclair Lewis
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841213731
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Sinclair Lewis’ Roman aus dem Jahr 1935 führt einen Antihelden vor, der mit seinen Hetzreden die Begeisterung unzufriedener Wähler entfacht. Durch seine Lügen und eine Rhetorik des Populismus und der Ressentiments wird er Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten. Das klingt vertraut? „Eine unheimliche Vorwegnahme der aktuellen Ereignisse.“ The Guardian „Ein Populist im Weißen Haus? Literaturnobelpreisträger Sinclair Lewis hat es vor 80 Jahren durchgespielt.“ DIE ZEIT „Sinclair Lewis ist wieder aktuell.“ der Freitag „Ein Meister des absoluten Realismus." Bob Dylan 1935 in den USA ein aufsehenerregender Bestseller, heute wieder eine Sensation und aktuell wie selten zuvor. In der Übersetzung des bekannten Exilautors und Kleist-Preis-Trägers Hans Meisel – mit einem Nachwort von Jan Brandt. Sinclair Lewis wusste durch seine Frau Dorothy Thompson, Auslandskorrespondentin in Berlin, über den Aufstieg der Nazis Bescheid. In den USA beobachtete er, wie die Populisten nach Wirtschaftskrise und Sozialreformen des New Deal immer weiter an Einfluss gewannen. Der radikale Senator Huey Long versuchte Präsident Roosevelt aus dem Amt zu drängen, bevor Long 1935 einem Attentat zum Opfer fiel. Lewis diente er als Vorbild für den fanatischen Verführer Buzz Windrip in seinem Roman. Buzz Windrip, für seine Gegner ein „ungebildeter Lügner mit idiotischer Weltanschauung“ und ein gefährlicher Populist, will Präsidentschaftskandidat werden. Er gibt vor, sich für die kleinen Leute einzusetzen, und verspricht, „aus Amerika wieder ein stolzes Land zu machen“. Trotz völlig unglaubwürdiger Versprechen laufen ihm die Wähler zu, und er zieht ins Weiße Haus ein. Sogleich regiert er wie ein absolutistischer Herrscher, beschneidet die Freiheiten der Minderheiten, legt sich mit Mexiko an und lässt seine Kritiker rabiat verfolgen. Einer davon ist der liberale Zeitungsherausgeber Doremus Jessup, der sich nicht mundtot machen lassen will.

What Happened

Author: John E. Findling
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598846213
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This comprehensive and highly readable collection of essays highlights 50 important events that changed the course of American history.