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The Auschwitz Chapter (Under Total Eclipse We Will Tremble Like Birds Without Song)

by Lee Vidor

The Auschwitz Chapter is an historically complete, precise and definitive account of what took place at Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, where crimes against humanity were perpetrated by Nazis against Jews, Slavs, Romany, political prisoners, homosexuals, and artists. And all humanity.

This Auschwitz Chapter is taken from Lee Vidor’s novel, Under Total Eclipse We Will Tremble Like Birds Without Song, which is an historically accurate fictional account of Europe under Nazi Occupation.

Even though The Auschwitz Chapter is only a concise single chapter in the novel, more than 2 years were spent researching every existing published eyewitness account of imprisonment at Auschwitz, in order to ensure complete accuracy.

Lee Vidor states:

â??I believe I missed no eyewitness testimonies and that the account here given is absolutely accurate in every detail. It is the most specific and accurate description of events and processes at Auschwitz which exists. Every single detail in The Auschwitz Chapter has been confirmed from more than one eyewitness source, from photographic evidence and court documents.

I believe it is the single most reliable and harrowing piece of literary writing ever done on the subject of the events which took place in the Nazi concentration camps during World War II.’

Although fictional, the piece contains many precise facts which are extremely difficult to uncover and which are coherently gathered together nowhere else with such accuracy and completeness. Herein lies its enduring value.

This work is not suitable for reading by anyone under 18 years of age.

Please Note: This book is subject to attacks by holocaust deniers.
A careful reading of any peculiar review for hidden motive is recommended.

About The Auschwitz Chapter:

If Holocaust deniers have somehow begun to lead you to question that what took place in Auschwitz concentration camp may be in any possible way a part myth, then this is the book for you.

This is the concise and authentic story of what happened in Auschwitz, and in other Nazi concentration camps during World War II.

The Auschwitz Chapter will inform you precisely of what was done, how it was done, where it was done, and precisely by whom.
And it will give your their reasons for doing it.

It will also tell you what it means to the world.

You will read the absolute and specific truth. Every detail of the process. You won’t have to doubt or wonder about it any longer.

It will be the most valuable time you have ever spent on the subject because you will have learned not only about Auschwitz and about human nature, but also about the true nature of Holocaust deniers and revisionists.

About Lee Vidor:

Lee Vidor is the original source of the astonishing Shakespeare-X Message.

She is the author of the novel cycle, 20th Century Bohemians and Angels, which is an expansive cycle of literary novels which follows and dramatizes the development of Modernism among the great writers, artists and bohemians of the 20th Century.
It is a story of artistic obsession and bohemian madness.

It is Lee Vidor’s original theory that the 20th Century has been a Modernist Renaissance for mankind, which is greater and more essential for our development than the Italian Renaissance of c1500.

The Shakespeare-X Message is a definitive statement of authorship sent to the world by the authentic William Shakespeare. A mathematically verifiable statement.

Lee Vidor has that message. The only person in 400 years to receive it.

And the Shakespeare-X Message was not sent by the actor William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon…

It will amaze and delight the world.



Look Up, Poconos! Walking Tours of 7 Towns In The Pocono Mountains (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Pocono Mountain towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Pocono Mountain walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 7 walking tours in LOOK UP, POCONOS! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Pocono Mountain streets is included. And so are pictures.So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, POCONOS!

Tours Included:

Carbondale
Honesdale
Jim Thorpe
Milford
Scranton
Stroudsburg
Wilkes-Barre



Look Up, Central Virginia! Walking Tours of 4 Towns In The Old Dominion (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Central Virginia towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Central Virginia walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 4 walking tours in LOOK UP, CENTRAL VIRGINIA! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Central Virginia streets is included. And so are pictures.So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, CENTRAL VIRGINIA!

Tours Included:

Charlottesville
Lynchburg
Petersburg
Richmond



Look Up, Gulf Coast! 4 Walking Tours of Towns on the Gulf Coast of Florida (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Gulf Coast towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Gulf Coast walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 4 walking tours in LOOK UP, GULF COAST! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Gulf Coast streets is included. And so are pictures.So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, GULF COAST!

Tours Included:

Fort Myers
Sarasota
St. Petersburg
Tampa



Look Up, Shenandoah Valley! Walking Tours of 5 Towns In The Old Dominion (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Shenandoah Valley towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Shenandoah Valley walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 5 walking tours in LOOK UP, SHENANDOAH VALLEY! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Shenandoah Valley streets is included. So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, SHENANDOAH VALLEY!

Tours Included:

Front Royal
Harrisonburg
Lexington
Staunton
Winchester



Look Up, Tennessee! Walking Tours of 4 Towns In The Volunteer State (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Tennessee towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Tennessee walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 4 walking tours in LOOK UP, TENNESSEE! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Tennessee streets is included. So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, TENNESSEE!

Tours Included:

Chattanooga
Knoxville
Memphis
Nashville



Look Up, Hudson Valley! Walking Tours of 8 Towns On The Hudson River (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Hudson Valley towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Hudson Valley walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 8 walking tours in LOOK UP, HUDSON VALLEY! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Hudson Valley streets is included. So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, HUDSON VALLEY!

Tours Included:

Albany
Hudson
Kingston
Newburgh
Poughkeepsie
Saratoga Springs
Schenectady
Troy



The Place-names of Scotland: A First Introduction (Lectures in Scottish History)

by George Harris

Every one who lives in Scotland, and every visitor, notices the names of places. This little booklet does not explain the meaning of all of them. What it does is show how the places names of Scotland derive from many different languages, and how they help us know about the people who settled the country from the Dark Ages to the Eighteenth Century.

Here is the concluding paragraph:

“I am not suggesting that place names in Scotland are more interesting than those of any other country. All place names everywhere are full of history. Many street names in Continental Europe seem to be dates, which can leave the visitor bemused unless there is a smart-phone handy. However, this lecture has been about Scotland and I hope that you will, after reading it, find more interest in the road atlas as you drive around and more interest in the street names as you stroll through the streets.”



Look Up, Eastern Shore! Walking Tours of 8 Towns On Maryland’s Eastern Shore (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Eastern Shore towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, an Eastern Shore walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 8 walking tours in LOOK UP, EASTERN SHORE! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Eastern Shore streets is included. So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, EASTERN SHORE!

Tours Included:

Berlin
Cambridge
Chestertown
Easton
Pocomoke City
Princess Anne
Salisbury
Snow Hill



Life After the War on Cancer – Part 1

by William Rhett Butler

Life After the War on Caner is a 10 part series chronicling the 40+ year “all out assault” on cancer, man’s greatest biological enemy.



Look Up, Northern Virginia! Walking Tours of 5 Towns In The Old Dominion (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Northern Virginia towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Northern Virginia walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 5 walking tours in LOOK UP, NORTHERN VIRGINIA! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Northern Virginia streets is included. And so are pictures.So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, NORTHERN VIRGINIA!

Tours Included:

Alexandria
Fairfax
Fredericksburg
Leesburg
Manassas



Look Up, Central Park! New York City Walking Tours of the Upper East Side and the Upper West Side (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see New York City than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a New York City walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 2 walking tours in LOOK UP, CENTRAL PARK! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on New York City streets is included. And so are pictures. So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, CENTRAL PARK!

Tours Included:

Upper East Side
Upper West Side



An Introduction to the Scottish Enlightenment (Lectures in Scottish History)

by George Harris

The Scottish Enlightenment was one of the most important cultural movements ever to take place in Britain. The new ideas of Thomas Reid, David Hume, Adam Smith and a host of others transformed Scotland, Europe and the world.

This booklet provides a brief introduction – brief but full of fascinating information and ideas. Every visitor to Scotland will find the pleasure of their visit is enhanced by the material here that recreates some of the atmosphere of Scotland in the eighteenth century, in the days when the country was ” a hotbed of genius”.



Look Up, Pennsylvania Dutch Country! Walking Tours of 5 Towns In The Keystone State (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Pennsylvania Dutch towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Pennsylvania Dutch walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 5 walking tours in LOOK UP, PA DUTCH COUNTRY! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Pennsylvania Dutch streets is included. And so are pictures.So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, PA DUTCH COUNTRY!

Tours Included:

Harrisburg
Lancaster
Lebanon
Reading
York



Look Up, Lower Manhattan! 3 New York City Walking Tours South of Houston Street (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see New York City than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a New York City walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 3 walking tours in LOOK UP, LOWER MANHATTAN! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on New York City streets is included. And so are pictures. So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, LOWER MANHATTAN!

Tours Included:

Civic Center
SoHo
Financial District



Look Up, Arizona! Walking Tours of 3 Towns In The Grand Canyon State (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Arizona towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour available in LOOK UP, ARIZONA! WALKING TOURS OF 3 TOWNS IN THE GRAND CANYON STATE.

A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, an Arizona walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 3 walking tours in LOOK UP, ARIZONA! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Arizona’s streets is included.

So look twice before crossing the street and get out and look up, Arizona!

Tours Included:

Phoenix
Tucson
Yuma



Look Up, Kentucky! Walking Tours of 3 Towns In The Bluegrass State (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Kentucky towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Kentucky walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 3 walking tours in LOOK UP, KENTUCKY describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Kentucky streets is included. So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, KENTUCKY!

Tours Included:

Frankfort
Lexington
Louisville



Look Up, Oregon! Walking Tours of 4 Towns In The Beaver State (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Oregon towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Oregon walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 5 walking tours in LOOK UP, OREGON! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Oregon’s streets is included. So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, OREGON!

Tours Included:

Astoria
Eugene
Portland – East of Broadway
Portland – West of Broadway
Salem



Look Up, Washington! Walking Tours of 3 Towns In The Evergreen State (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Washington towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Washington walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 4 walking tours in LOOK UP, WASHINGTON! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Washington’s streets is included. So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, WASHINGTON!

Tours Included:

Olympia
Seattle – Pike Place Market
Seattle – Pioneer Square
Tacoma



Look Up, Rhode Island! Walking Tours of 12 Towns In The Ocean State

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Rhode Island towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Rhode Island walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 12 walking tours in LOOK UP, RHODE ISLAND! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Rhode Island streets is included. So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, RHODE ISLAND!

Tours Included:

Bristol
East Greenwich
Kingston
Newport
Pawtucket
Providence
Slatersville
Tiverton
Wakefield
Warwick
Westerly
Woonsocket



Classic American Road Trips: Walking Tours of Towns along Route 66 (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There were long-distance American highways before Route 66 but none has endured longer in the country’s psyche. John Steinbeck first dubbed Route 66 the “Mother Road” to describe the promise the highway held when thousands of poor Oklahoma and Arkansas families were blown off their farms by the Dust Bowl drought conditions of the 1930s and forced to head to California. The 2,400-mile, dog bowl-shaped roadway from Chicago to Los Angeles inspired popular songs, movies and an iconic television show that lured millions of travelers to it two lanes of concrete. Route 66 was done in by the interstate system – some of which was laid on top of the old road – and doesn’t appear on modern maps anymore but lives forever in the imaginations of any motorist with a hint of wanderlust.

Route 66 was never a static road, especially as paving was introduced. The original plan in the 1920s was to connect the main streets of rural and urban communities and over time the route shifted to eliminate sharp turns, bypass some smaller communities, eliminate railroad crossings, and to shift routings in major metropolitan areas to avoid traffic congestion. Nowhere is this more apparent than at its very start (if you’re heading west) in Chicago. Originally, Route 66 kicked off on Jackson Boulevard at Michigan Avenue and later moved to Jackson at Lake Shore Drive. Wherever you begin to follow the essence of Historic Route 66, look for the brown markers and get your odyssey rolling through Illinois. â?¨ â?¨Route 66 tackled the Mississippi River in two places, one went directly into St. Louis and the other slid around the northern edge of the city. This Route 66 Bypass crossed on the Chain of Rocks Bridge, a private toll bridge built in 1929 at the cost of $3,000,000. The “chain of rocks” were a dangerous set of rocky shoals that were eliminated by dams and canals in the mid-20th century. The bridge itself was notable for a sharp 22-degree bend that slowed traffic and fostered pile-ups. For that reason the bridge was not used by the Interstate Highway System and was eventually closed in 1967. It sat decaying for 30 years, spared from demolition only by a crash in the market for scrap metal. In Missouri, “America’s Main Street,” ran through the wooded bluffs of the Meramec River valley.
â?¨Route 66 was born in Oklahoma. Cyrus Avery, a Tulsa businessman and Oklahoma’s first highway commissioner, spearheaded the national committee that created the U.S. Highway System in 1926. He championed the Chicago-to-Los Angeles route (making sure it dropped south to his home state before turning west) and picked the now famous double sixes as the new road’s official number. Oklahoma has about 400 miles of Route 66 and more drivable miles of the old highway than any other state, although in a pastiche of new route numbers that requires its own guidebook. Historic Route 66 through Oklahoma is studded with the small towns and kitschy roadside buildings that came to define the Mother Road.

Upon reaching Amarillo, Texas the road is ready to sprint west on one of the flattest crossings of the Rocky Mountains possible. For that reason most of the road was co-opted for the interstate highways. Entering California, the end of your journey on old Route 66 is in sight. The old road survives intact for most of its 315 miles through the state. There is no better way to see the towns of Route 66 than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a walking tour is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes a mix of historical and architectural and ecclesiastical landmarks. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on America’s streets can be found at the end of the book.
â?¨Tour towns included:

Chicago
Springfield
St. Louis
Tulsa
Oklahoma City
Albuquerque
Los Angeles
Hollywood



Look Up, UpcountrySC! Walking Tours of 6 Towns On Towns in the Upountry of South Carolina (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Upcountry South Carolina towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, an Upcountry South Carolina walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 6 walking tours in LOOK UP, UPCOUNTRY SC! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Upcountry South Carolina streets is included. So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, UPCOUNTRY SC!

Tours Included:

Anderson
Greenville
Greer
Pendleton
Seneca
Spartanburg



The Trunk

by Tony Talbot

Holocaust short story about a young boy who hides in a trunk.



Look Up, Jersey Shore! Walking Tours of 5 New Jersey Beach Towns (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Jersey Shore towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Jersey Shore walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 5 walking tours in LOOK UP, JERSEY SHORE! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Jersey Shore streets is included. So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, JERSEY SHORE!

Tours Included:

Atlantic City
Cape May
Ocean Grove
Spring Lake
Toms River



Look Up, Western New York! Walking Tours of 6 Towns In The Empire State (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see New York towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a New York walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 6 walking tours in LOOK UP, WESTERN NEW YORK! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on New York streets is included. And so are pictures.So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, WESTERN NEW YORK!

Tours Included:

Batavia
Buffalo
Jamestown
Lockport
North Tonawanda
Rochester



The Great Delaware Sports Book

by Doug Gelbert

What’s your Delaware sports IQ? That’s the question Delawareans are asking each other with the publication of the book, THE GREAT DELAWARE SPORTS BOOK. THE GREAT DELAWARE SPORTS BOOK is the only book ever devoted the sporting heritage in the First State. Author Doug Gelbert digested the newspaper sports pages from every day for 125 years to bring the story of Delaware sports to life. The result is a journey through Delaware’s sporting past – unlike anything that has ever been published in the state. All the teams, all the native professionals, all the Delaware Olympians. The easy-to-read format chronicles the Delaware sporting life decade-by-decade from 1870 on. Separate sections detail the history of auto racing, basketball, football, golf and horse racing. In baseball you will find comprehensive coverage of all 13 minor leagues featuring six Delaware towns. The fact-stuffed “Record Book” includes statistical information for all Delaware major league baseball, basketball and football players plus the only listing of all Delaware high school champions ever compiled. Look over the more than 50 historical photos. “It’s a pleasure to read these many discoveries…” -WILMINGTON NEWS JOURNAL “The thoroughness substantiates the claim to have written the GREAT DELAWARE SPORTS BOOK.” -UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE REVIEW “It’s a must for trivia buffs and those eager to bone up on Delaware sports history. Yes, all the sports are here, the players, the coaches – the book is a gem.” -DELAWARE STATE NEWS AND DAILY WHALE So, what’s your Delaware Sports IQ? What was the nickname of Wilmington’s major league baseball team in the 1880s? Can you name all six Delaware towns to have sported a minor league baseball team? What future revered pro football coach played his first and only professional ball with the Wilmington Clippers? What tennis player won 2 Wimbledons, 7 United States Open crowns and 2 Delaware Open championships? What Delawarean once! won the pole position in the Indianapolis 500? What television star played for the Wilmington Blue Bombers basketball team? What two golfers from Delaware were on the United States winning 1953 Ryder Cup team? Much, much more.



Classic American Road Trips: Walking Tours of Towns along the Blue Ridge Parkway (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

Begun as a Depression-era public works project, the Blue Ridge Parkway was America’s first rural parkway. When ultimately completed it was also the nation’s longest – 469 miles of uninterrupted mountain roads linking Shenandoah National Park in the north to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the south. The Blue Ridge Parkway is far and away the most popular destination in the National Park System – more than 19 million recreation visits per year.

Designed for leisurely motoring, the speed limit never exceeds 45 mph on the Parkway and roadside parking is permitted on the shoulders the entire way. Much of the beautiful road is lined by low stone walls. At times the route shrinks to scarcely 25 yards in width. You will never see a billboard and scarcely any development.

Ground was broken on the Blue Ridge Parkway on September 11, 1935 at Cumberland Knob on the North Carolina-Virginia border, near the mid-point of the proposed route. By 1967 all but seven and one-half of its 469 miles were complete. The final section, around the rocky slopes of Grandfather Mountain, one of the world’s oldest mountains, would not be finished until 1987.

To finish the Parkway without massive cuts and fills on the fragile mountainside would call for the most complicated concrete bridge ever built – the serpentine Linn Viaduct. The 12 bridges of the Viaduct were constructed from the top down at an elevation of 4100 feet to eliminate the need for a pioneer road. In fact, the only trees cut down during the entire project were those directly beneath the roadbed. The only construction on the ground was the drilling of seven permanent piers upon which the Viaduct rests. Exposed rock was even covered to present staining from the concrete epoxy binding the precast sections. To further minimize the intrusion on the mountain, concrete mixes were tinted with iron oxide to blend with existing outcroppings.

The Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park links to the northern edge of the Blue Ridge Parkway and adds another 100 miles of road trip through the Appalachian mountains. There is no better way to see the towns of the Coastal Highway than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a walking tour is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes a mix of historical and architectural and ecclesiastical landmarks. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on America’s streets can be found at the end of the book.

Tour towns include:

Front Royal
Harrisonburg
Staunton
Charlottesville
Lexington
Roanoke
Asheville
Asheville-Montford



Look Up, Missouri! 5 Walking Tours of Towns In The Show-Me State (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Missouri towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Missouri walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 5 walking tours in LOOK UP, MISSOURI! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Missouri streets is included. So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, MISSOURI!

Tours Included:

Jefferson City
Kansas City – East
Kansas City – West
St. Louis – Downtown
St. Louis – Downtown West



Look Up, Piedmont Triad! Walking Tours of 5 Towns In The Tarheel State (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Piedmont Triad towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Piedmont Triad walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 5 walking tours in LOOK UP, PIEDMONT TRIAD! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Piedmont Triad streets is included. And so are pictures.So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, PIEDMONT TRIAD!

Tours Included:

Greensboro
High Point
Lexington
Salisbury
Winston-Salem



Look Up, Alabama! Walking Tours of 4 Towns In The Heart of Dixie

by Doug Gelbert

Alabama has towns that were built on a great bay, towns that were built on great rivers, towns that were built on historic roads. Alabama has towns that were built on shipbuilding, towns that were built on cotton, towns that were built on iron and steel, towns that were built on rockets.

There is no better way to see Alabama towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour available in LOOK UP, ALABAMA! WALKING TOURS OF 4 TOWNS IN THE HEART OF DIXIE.

A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, an Alabama walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 4 walking tours in LOOK UP, ALABAMA! describe a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on America’s streets is included.

So look twice before crossing the street and get out and look up, ALABAMA!

Tours Included:

Birmingham
Huntsville
Mobile
Montgomery



Look Up, Finger Lakes! Walking Tours of 6 Towns In The Finger Lakes (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Finger Lakes towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Finger Lakes walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 6 walking tours in LOOK UP, FINGER LAKES! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Finger Lake streets is included. And so are pictures. So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, FINGER LAKES!

Tours Included:

Auburn
Corning
Elmira
Ithaca
Seneca Falls
Syracuse



Look Up, Gold Coast! 3 Walking Tours of Towns on the Coast of South Florida (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Gold Coast towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Gold Coast walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 3 walking tours in LOOK UP, GOLD COAST! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Gold Coast streets is included. And so are pictures.So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, GOLD COAST!

Tours Included:

Fort Lauderdale
Miami
Miami Beach



Look Up, Research Triangle! Walking Tours of 3 Towns In The Tarheel State (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Research Triangle towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Research Triangle walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 3 walking tours in LOOK UP, RESEARCH TRIANGLE! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Research Triangle streets is included. And so are pictures.So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, RESEARCH TRIANGLE!

Tours Included:

Durham
Fayetteville
Raleigh



Classic American Road Trips: Walking Tours of Towns along the Coastal Highway US 17 (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

The Coastal Highway US 17 rises in the historic orchards of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and skedaddles through the Commonwealth to the Atlantic Coast where it continues to hug the ocean to Jacksonville before slicing through Florida to the Gulf of Mexico. It is an 1,189-mile adventure that motorists have been experiencing since 1926.

Interstate 95 parallels US 17 in many places but doesn’t run as close to the beach as its ancestor. The Coastal Highway remains a viable road possible to follow today and serves up one of the country’s best road trips packed with history, salt air and tradition.

There is no better way to see the towns of the Coastal Highway than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a walking tour is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes a mix of historical and architectural and ecclesiastical landmarks. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on America’s streets can be found at the end of the book.

Tour Towns Included:

Winchester
Fredericksburg
Portsmouth
Norfolk
Edenton
New Bern
Wilmington
Georgetown
Charleston – Battery
Charleston – Walled City
Beaufort
Savannah
Jacksonville
Orlando



Classic American Road Trips: Walking Tours of Towns along Pennsylvania Scenic Route 6 (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

Pennsylvania Route 6 has been lauded as one of America’s best touring roads by just about every magazine that ranks such things. Its winds for 440 miles across the keystone State’s northern tier of 11 counties to link the Delaware River with Lake Erie.

Rolling from the eastern mountains Route 6 visits more than a dozen state parks and forests and slices through over a half million acres of the Allegheny National Forest. At one time or another the lands along Route 6 supplied America with most of its hard anthracite coal, timber for housebuilding, and was the scene for America’s first oil boom.

Along the way Route 6 meanders into four Pennsylvania Heritage Areas and two National Heritage Areas. There is no better way to see the towns of Route 6 than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a walking tour is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes a mix of historical and architectural and ecclesiastical landmarks. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on America’s streets can be found at the end of the book.

Town Tours Included:

Milford
Honesdale
Carbondale
Scranton
Wellsboro
Titusville
Erie



Classic American Road Trips: Walking Tours of Towns along the Old Spanish Auto Trail (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

The automobile was still sharing roads with horses when the gears started turning to create a coast-to-coast highway along the nation’s southern tier. The plan was to connect the towns that had sprung from Spanish forts and missions dating back to the 1500s. The core of the route would link the towns of St. Augustine, New Orleans, San Antonio, El Paso, Tucson and San Diego.

A conference was held in Mobile, Alabama on December 11, 1915 to lay the groundwork for a road to run from New Orleans to the Atlantic coast of Florida and subsequent conferences followed with San Antonio being designated the headquarters of the venture. Such a paved road would not only promote tourism and commerce from the new auto travelers but also aid the United States War Department in deploying troops and materiel for the nation’s defense.

The first zero-mile stone for the Old Spanish Trail was placed in San Diego on November 17, 1923 with a message from President Calvin Coolidge read at the dedication. The following year a five-ton boulder of Texas granite said to be one million years old was placed in Military Plaza in the center of San Antonio as the marker from which all distances would be measured on the Trail. In April of 1929 a zero-mile stone was unveiled in St. Augustine, just in time to greet the first motorcade from San Diego to St. Augustine. The caravan motored back in October after assembling “the biggest motorcade ever staged.” Torrential rains and severe flooding had reduced the travel party to just 15 cars by the time it rolled into New Mexico.

The Old Spanish Trail crossed through eight states and 67 counties in its 3,000-mile journey. It had eliminated 35 ferry crossings in creating the shortest American link between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, although bridge crossings of the Mississippi River and Berwick Bay in Morgan City, Louisiana were still several years away. Most of the Old Spanish Trail followed US 90 and US 80 across America’s southern border.

In the 1950s the Old Spanish Trail Association saw the peril lurking in the planned interstate highway system and tagged itself “America’s Highway of Romance!” to lure travelers back to the road. But romance could not compete with speed and convenience and shortly after the completion of I-10 the Old Spanish Trail had gone the way of the conquistadores. Parts of the roadway still exist in places and planning is already underway for the Centennial Motorcade in 2029.

You don’t have to wait until then to visit the towns of the Old Spanish Trail, which now include three of America’s eight most populated communities…

Town Tours Included:

St. Augustine
Jacksonville
Tallahassee
Mobile
New Orleans
Houston
San Antonio
El Paso
Tucson
Phoenix
Yuma
San Diego



Classic American Road Trips: Walking Tours of Towns along the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

Pennsylvania was one of the first states in America to create a Highway Department and in the 1930s plans were undertaken for a new type of road to cross the Commonwealth – The Pennsylvania Turnpike. It was a revolutionary undertaking. Before the Turnpike roads had been built with flat curves to discourage speeding. Now the engineers were tasked with adapting the roadway for high-speed travel. There would be long, sweeping curves and a maximum grade of 3% or three feet of climb for every 100 feet of road. Before the coming of the Pennsylvania Turnpike it was not unusual to find mountain roads with grades of 12%. There would be no cross streets, no traffic signals, no railroad grade crossings. By contrast the Lincoln Highway (now Route 30) that was the main artery across Pennsylvania at the time sported 939 cross streets and 12 railroad crossings. it was expected that the new “superhighway” would cut travel time across the state.

The first cars queued up to drive on the four-lane all concrete highway on October 1, 1940. The original roadway covered 160 miles from Carlisle, just west of Harrisburg, to Irwin, just east of Pittsburgh. To tackle the steep Allegheny Mountains in between seven tunnels were required. The Turnpike was an immediate success and in the coming years would be extended from border to border, eventually swallowing up 359 miles. Along that route are major cities and historic towns.

There is no better way to see the towns of the Pennsylvania Turnpike than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a walking tour is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes a mix of historical and architectural and ecclesiastical landmarks.

Town Tours Included:

Exit 2 New Castle

Exit 57 Pittsburgh – Cultural District
Pittsburgh – Financial District
Pittsburgh – Oakland

Exit 67 Greensburg

Exit 91 Ligonier

Exit 146 Johnston

Exit 226 Carlisle

Exit 247 Harrisburg

Exit 266 Lancaster

Exit 286 Reading

Exit 333 Norristown

Exit 358 – Bristol

Exit 359 Philadelphia – The Parkway
Philadelphia – Center City
Philadelphia – Old City
Philadelphia – Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia – Society Hill



Look Up, Berkshires! Walking Tours of 5 Towns In The Berkshire Hills (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see Berkshire towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour. A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Berkshire walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 5 walking tours in LOOK UP, BERKSHIRES! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on Berkshire streets is included. So look both ways before crossing the street and LOOK UP, BERKSHIRES!

Tours Included:

Adams
Great Barrington
North Adams
Pittsfield
Stockbridge



Arctic Convoy Special. (70th Anniversary:December 2013). ‘My Father’s Story.’ Battle of North Cape (Sinking of the Scharnhorst). (Quick Download Military History.)

by Alex Devaney

*Merry Christmas to all the readers who made ‘Alex Devaney’s WW1 & WW2 True War Stories’ a best selling success in 2013. As a thank you this ebook with be free from 25th December-27 December 2013. A quick two line review would be most welcome by the author.

Alex Devaney is an Independent Publisher, Author and Freelance Writer. Since receiving a Honours Diploma in Freelance and Feature Writing from London School of Journalism, Alex has had numerous articles and case studies published on Military History, Social History, Biographies and Genealogy.

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The seaman is on the cover. This person’s career is based on the Arctic Convoy. General introduction with plenty of photographs, illustrations and detailed records. Good ebook.

‘MAGE MANAGER.’ TOP JAPANESE REVIEWER. *(More Reviews Inside E-book).

During WW2 the arctic convoys endured treacherous weather and heavy bombardment from the Luftwaffe and U-boats, as they sailed perilously close to Nazi occupied Norway. Many ships and seamen were lost at sea, as the convoys brought vital aid to the Russian ports of Archangel and Murmansk. However, the advent of new technology such as; ASDIC, an earlier form of sonar; the Enigma Machine and anti-submarine weapons, helped the arctic convoys fight back, during the four arduous years of their campaign.

The Russian convoys were escorted by the British navy, American navy and the Canadian navy. This year is the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of North Cape (December 1943). My late father, John Richards, then 20, served on the ‘Fort Astoria’ which was part of the JW.55A/JW.55B convoys which led to the Battle of North Cape.

This famous naval battle climaxed with the sinking of the German battlecruiser, ‘The Scharnhorst,’ and the loss of nearly 2,000 German sailors. This is the story of John’s arctic convoy journey. This short ebook is written in an easy to read, informative style. Packed with photographs, maps and leading personalities of the day. Ideal for readers with a general interest in WW2 and a quick read on the go!



Classic American Road Trips: Walking Tours of Towns along the New Jersey Turnpike (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

The New Jersey Turnpike first showed up on a highway engineer’s drawing board in the 1930s as two untolled freeways to connect the Hudson River at the George Washington Bridge and the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Money was hard to scrape up in those days, however, and construction did not get underway until 1948 when the road became a single toll road under the authority of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

The southern terminus was linked tot he newly constructed Delaware Memorial Bridge and traffic started rolling on the New Jersey Turnpike in late 1951 and by the following year the original 118-mile roadway was open. An extension to its current 122.4-mile length was not completed until 1971.

The price tag was $255 million and while construction had been a simple matter through South Jersey the road approaching New York City through the New Jersey swamplands required the finest engineering thinking of the day. Viaducts were given high retaining walls to give the motorist the illusion of ground beneath the wheels. The Turnpike was designed for safe speeds of 75 mph with limited curves, long sightlines and 12-foot wide lanes that became the standard for the interstate highway system that followed.

New Jersey officials touted their new road as the finest highway ever constructed and many observers agreed. The New Jersey Turnpike has become a touchstone of American culture. Hollywood has visited many times and the Turnpike has made cameos in songs by Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, and others.

Today the New Jersey Turnpike is ranked as America’s sixth busiest toll road. Its exits and corresponding towns are imprinted on millions of motorists’ brains. There is no better way to see the towns of off the exits of the New Jersey Turnpike than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a walking tour is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes a mix of historical and architectural and ecclesiastical landmarks. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on America’s streets can be found at the end of the book.

Tour Towns Included:

Exit 3 Woodbury
Exit 4 Camden
Exit 5 Burlington
Exit 5 Mt. Holly
Exit 7 Bordentown
Exit 7A Trenton
Exit 9 New Brunswick
Exit 13 Elizabeth
Exit 15 Newark



Classic American Road Trips: Walking Tours of Towns along the Dixie Highway (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

As automobiles began to crowd horses off America’s roads in the early 1900s Carl Fisher was making battery-powered headlamps in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was always looking for a way to promote automobile use to sell more headlamps and he was one of the businessmen who raised money to build the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and launch the most famous auto race in the world.

In 1910 Fisher invested in land in Florida and he now had reason to promote not only automobiles but a destination for all those new motorists as well. Fisher had been an energetic cheerleader for the Lincoln Highway that was the nation’s first transcontinental road project and in 1915 he began spreading his ideas for an interstate highway between Chicago and Miami. More than 5,000 enthusiasts representing over 100 communities showed up for a meeting in Chattanooga where the Dixie Highway Association was formed. There was so much enthusiasm that two routes were mapped out and a series of connectors led to places like Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan and Ontario in Canada.

The construction of the Dixie Highway was mostly completed by 1926 and became the first auto road to link the rural south with the industrialized midwest. A;most four thousand miles of road had been upgraded to paved brick or concrete and designated as part of the Dixie Highway.

While east-west routes in America could easily claim a single United States route number, the slanted Dixie Highway had to make do with connecting routes. Much of the southern route was traveled along Route 41, in Kentucky and Tennessee it was Route 25 and in MIchigan it was Route 27 for instance.

Touring guides were printed for travelers along the Dixie Highway and some individual towns worked hard to entice motorists on the route. the interstate highway system began to eat away at Dixie Highway traffic in the 1950s and in 1977 Interstate 75 was completed between Sault Ste. Marie and Tampa, Florida. The historic tourist road faded into oblivion. Most is completely gone although some stretches, such as US 25 from the Ohio river in Covington, Kentucky to Greenville, South Carolina can still be traveled today.

Most of the Dixie Highway therefore must be traveled in spirit, following the general direction as America’s earliest auto travelers a century ago. There is no better way to see the towns of the Dixie Highway than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a walking tour is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes a mix of historical and architectural and ecclesiastical landmarks. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on America’s streets can be found at the end of the book.

Chicago
Indianapolis
Cincinnati
Lexington
Knoxville
Chattanooga
Asheville
Greenville
Augusta
Savannah
Jacksonville
St. Augustine
Miami



Classic American Road Trips: Walking Tours of Towns along the Susquehanna Trail (Look Up, America!)

by Doug Gelbert

By 1911 it was apparent the automobile was not going to be a passing fad. Henry Ford had sold his first Model T from an assembly line in 1908 and the price of the car targeted at the middle class was dropping every year. Enthusiastic motorists formed automobile clubs which promoted the building of roads and opportunistic promoters lobbied to bring those roads into their towns.

Many of these efforts took their cues from the Good Roads Movement that was founded in May 0f 1880 to improve the nations roadways for bicycles. In 1912 the Good Roads Movement inspired the Lincoln Highway Association determined to build a navigable road across the continental United States. Carl Fisher, who manufactured headlights and was a co-funder of the Indianapolis Speedway, was the leading cheerleader for the transcontinental road that eventually covered 3,389 miles and passed through more than 700 cities when it opened in 1913.

In the wake of the Lincoln Highway’s success other multi-state auto trails were created, often by giving a route a name and painting it on telephone poles along the road. Hundreds of auto trails were created in America, many that brought about road improvements and amenities that more or less matched the promises of colorful advertising brochures in the competition for tourist dollars. Others not so much.

The era of the auto trail was short-lived. In the 1920s automobile registration tripled and in 1926 the federal government created the U.S. Highway system utilizing numbers. Today many of the roads that made up these historic auto trails can still be traveled by adventurous motorists. The Susquehanna Trail linked the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C. with Buffalo, New York and extended a little ways further to Niagara Falls. Several U.S. highways, including Routes 1, 11 , and 15 pass through the towns that make up the backbone of the old Susquehanna Trail.

There is no better way to see the towns of the Susquehanna Trail than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a walking tour is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes a mix of historical and architectural and ecclesiastical landmarks. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on America’s streets can be found at the end of the book.

So hit the road and look up, America!

Tour towns include:

Washington DC
Laurel
Baltimore
York
Harrisburg
Lewisburg
Williamsport
Corning
Buffalo
North Tonawanda



1916 World War 1 Diary Unknown Soldier & Romantic Artist

by Deborah Shores

Here is a pocket diary from the year 1916, written during World War I. This was a gentleman’s diary and it seems that he loved to draw. Throughout the diary there are charming little illustrations relating to what he had written, some of the illustrations include the Charlie Chaplin and Ferdinand.

From his daily notes and from his drawings you get a real personal snippet of the gentleman’s character. He lived and worked in Crewe and in the evenings attended an arts class under the tutelage of Mr. Roberts. He attested for the British Army on the 15th May 1916 and started basic training in Birkenhead on the 22nd November 1916, although his health does not seem to have been good.

Along with the drawings there are a few other little items – a small newspaper cutting, a real leaf at the back of the diary and a true love transfer with a rose petal by its side. The diary entries are notes on what he is doing, he seems to visit the Empire theatre a lot, goes to a drawing class and enjoys fishing.

Towards the end of the diary he starts to have rifle, drill and has gas helmet practice and at the end of the diary he starts to write of how he is sick and mentions he missed the draft for India.

A quirky and curious little detail to the diary is that the gentleman refers to “A” rather a lot. I figured out that perhaps this is a lady friend as at the back of the diary he has written A=May and B=myself. His initials were L. W. O. – hers were M.F. His birthday was March 7th & hers 19th May (how appropriate). He seems to write the total of minutes he sees her in a day and a month, very sweet!



Ronald Crabtree, Post WW1: Middle East Soldier. (True War Story). WW1 Series. ((Quick Download Military History:WW1 Series))

by Alex Devaney

*Merry Christmas to all the readers who made ‘Alex Devaney’s WW1 & WW2 True War Stories’ a best selling success in 2013. As a thank you this ebook will be free from 25-December-27 December 2013. A quick two line review would be most welcome by the Author.

Alex Devaney is an Independent Publisher, Author and Freelance Writer. Since receiving a Honours Diploma in Freelance and Feature Writing from London School of Journalism, Alex has had numerous articles and case studies published on Military History, Social History, Biographies and Genealogy.

*THIS EBOOK IS ALSO PART OF A WW1 ‘ARMY BOXSET’ *(3 ebooks for the price of two). THE BOXSET INCLUDES WW1 BRITISH SNIPER EBOOK & WW1 WALTER TULL: FIRST BRITISH BORN BLACK OFFICER EBOOK.

*(5 STAR AMAZON REVIEW:UK SITE) WW1 BRITISH SNIPER (IN BOXSET).

A fascinating read. I have read little on British Snipers; plenty about the Germans’ depredations: This is one for the bookshelf.

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The Middle East conflict, which we see on the news today, is nothing new. The Allied Forces occupied the Middle East in 1919, after WW1. A Peace Keeping Force was drafted into Constantinople, Turkey, to maintain order after the turmoil of the Mesopotamian Campaign, in the dying stages of the Ottoman Empire.

British soldiers faced daily conflict from ethnic tribes, soaring crime rates, extreme temperatures and the fatality of tropical diseases. My Uncle-In-Law, Ronald Crabtree, was one of these soldiers. This short ebook is written in an easy to read, informative style. Packed with photographs, maps and leading personalities of the time. Ideal for readers with a general interest in WW1 and a quick read on the go!



Dulce et Decorum: A Napoleonic Short Story

by Michael Seeley

 

 

What can you do when your only son is stolen to fight a war?

In Napoleonic France, not is all as it should be. The blizzards of Russia have stolen untold French lives, and Napoleon reels to stay alive. To fill the ranks of his army, he drafts thousands of youths from France to join the national struggle.

Into this nightmare, one mother copes as Henri, her only son, is taken. But what is she to think when he comes homes haggard and wild-eyed in the middle of the night?

 
This edition also contains a preview of Seeley’s new Napoleonic novel, an alternate history of the Battle of Waterloo!


DUTY: A RETELLING OF WATERLOO

 
Wellington is crushed. Napoleon is back. Ireland waits.

A redirected order changes the course of the Waterloo campaign and all of time in this novel of alternate history. Caught in the madness is Captain Aiden Rowe, an Irishman and patriot who fled his homeland after the murder of his parents. Now, with France’s enemies retreating, and Napoleon rising again, Rowe will return home.

But he won’t be going to Ireland alone. Along with a boon companion, Killian O’Meara, Rowe will bring the armies of France and the cries of freedom to a fiery island waiting for revolution.

As Napoleon crushes his enemies on the Continent, Ireland starts her own revolt. Through it all, Rowe and O’Meara struggle to keep their humanity in the carnage that arises after Waterloo is won.



M.I. 7b – the discovery of a lost propaganda archive from the Great War

by Jeremy Arter

This unique archive of propaganda was discovered by chance and provides a remarkable insight into a highly successful and sophisticated operation directed at the home front in 1917.

With previously unseen and unpublished contributions from writers such as A A Milne, Cecil Street, H B C Pollard, and other notable literary men of the day, the archive is both exciting and moving. It tells stories of individual acts of supreme heroism, and details the daily life of soldiers in the front line trenches as experienced by one who fought there.

The narrative includes original MI 7b material written between 1917-18 and tells the story of Lt James Lloyd who was shot and wounded in the first Battle of the Somme, recruited into Military Intelligence and saved his archive from the Government’s destruction of all MI 7b’s official papers shortly after the Armistice.

The secret operation undertaken by MI 7b took place in the context of a war that threatened the very existence of Great Britain and the Empire; for Parliament and the Crown, the stakes could not have been higher.

Violent insurrection on city streets at home and abroad threatened social revolution, and the overturn of the monarchy and state, but in the world of spies and secret intelligence, a new dawn was breaking.

This story tells, for the first time, the complete truth of that operation and includes original text and photographs.



Under the Wolf’s nest. A Turkic Rhapsody

by Kairat Zakiryanov

Were the origins of Islam, Christianity and the legend of King Arthur all influenced by steppe nomads from Kazakhstan?
Ranging through thousands of years of history, and drawing on sources from Herodotus through to contemporary Kazakh and Russian research, the crucial role in the creation of modern civilisation played by the Turkic people is revealed in this detailed yet highly accessible work.
Professor Kairat Zakiryanov, President of the Kazakh Academy of Sport and Tourism, explains how generations of steppe nomads, including Genghis Khan, have helped shape the language, culture and populations of Asia, Europe, the Middle East and America through migrations taking place over millennia.
History is shaped by the victors, but after the collapse of the Soviet Union new attempts are being made to recover historical and ethnographical detail that previous empires swept aside. After reading Under the Sign of the Wolf: A Turkic Rhapsody you will look again at language and culture, and realise the living histories they represent.



Look Up Maryland! Walking Tours of 25 Towns In The Free State

by Doug Gelbert

Maryland has towns that were founded by the British, towns that were founded by the Germans, towns that were founded by the Americans. Maryland has towns built in the mountains, towns built on a great estuary, towns built on a great ocean, towns built on great rivers. Maryland has towns built on lumber, towns built on granite, towns built on coal, towns built on railroads. Heck, Maryland even has towns built on oysters.

There is no better way to see Maryland towns than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a self-guided walking tour.

A walking tour can be many things. Interested in heritage tourism? Looking for an educational day trip for the kids? Need a fun exercise plan? Want to find subjects to take great pictures? Whether you are visiting a new town or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a Maryland walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each of the 35 walking tours in LOOK UP, MARYLAND! describes a mix of historical, architectural, cultural and ecclesiastical landmarks. Street addresses and step-by-step directions lead the way. A quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on America’s streets is included.

Tours Included:

Annapolis

Baltimore (downtown east)

Baltimore (downtown west)

Baltimore (Inner Harbor)

Baltimore (Mount Royal)

Baltimore (Mount Vernon)

Berlin

Cambridge

Chestertown

Cumberland

East New Market

Easton

Elkton

Ellicott City

Frederick

Frostburg

Hagerstown

Havre de Grace

Hyattsville

Laurel

Pocomoke City

Port Deposit

Princess Anne

Rockville

Salisbury

Snow Hill

Vienna

Westminster

Washington (Capitol District)

Washington (Downtown)

Washington (Du Pont Circle)

Washington (Federal Triangle)

Washington (Georgetown)

Washington (Lafayette Square)

Washington (National Mall)

So look twice before crossing the street and get out and look up, Maryland!



London

by Fiona Pitt-Kethley

A sequence of poems about the history of London. First published in 1984



Mountains of Stone

by Orland Eddins

Mountains of Stone chronicles the effects of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the emerging fur trade on Native Americans. Early western expansion beyond the Mississippi River set in opposition two people: one with an insatiable thirst for land; the other a territorial people with no concept of land ownership. For the Indianâ??Mother Earth was shared by all.

A rich historical background coupled with cultural and religious aspects of Native Americans makes Mountains of Stone educational while the blend of fiction and fact rivets the reader’s attention.

Intertribal Editorial Board stated:

“â?¦a fascinating storyâ?¦well researched with good descriptions of various tribes and their cultures.”

Acceptance by Native Americans on the Council for Indian Education Editorial Boardâ??whose ancestors were such an integral part of western historyâ??is the best possible review.



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