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  •  How each and every one of us (6+ / 0-)

    ...can contribute to writing a peoples history of the United States.

    50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

    by TarheelDem on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 01:13:13 PM PST

    •  True (5+ / 0-)

      There are so many stories. Too bad so many are lost to history but there are things from the old days out there just waiting to be unearthed. Coming across this book made me wonder how many crazy stories are in never-touched old books in our libraries. And of course we're still making stories today.

      Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

      by fenway49 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 02:06:54 PM PST

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      •  Internet archive (8+ / 0-)

        Internet Archiveis bringing a lot of those old books to be available to everyone.

        In their collections are turn-of-the-20th-century vanity county histories with biographies of the "leading citizens" (who paid for the privilege and supplied the biographies).  There books that document varieties of fruits planted in the mid-1800s.  Pilots books for navigating US rivers.  Descriptions of land for folks settling the midwest or west.  The Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology reports by John Wesley Powell, James Mooney, and other early archaeologists and linguists.  Including a Dakota-English dictionary.  And not a few family histories and genealogies.

        It also has a large collection of Edison phonograph cylinders and public domain 78rpm recordings plus a collection of classic radio and TV, and commercial/government/industrial films.

        50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

        by TarheelDem on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 02:44:45 PM PST

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        •  Just took a dip in the Internet Archive pool (6+ / 0-)

          and noted this as being available for loan as an ebook.

          Successful marriage
          an authoritative guide to problems related to marriage from the beginning of sexual attraction to matrimony and the successful rearing of a family
          [1st ed.]
          ed. by Morris Fishbein and Ernest W. Burgess.
          Published 1947 by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
          Written in English.
          My grandmother had a copy of a book written by this very Morris Fishbein, a home medical remedies book, IIRC. Maybe I'd have been better off with this one.

          I love GFHC but I've said that before, haven't I? Thanks, TarheelDem. This looks like a site to book-mark, for sure!

          Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. --- Bob Dylan.

          by figbash on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 03:07:37 PM PST

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        •  Thank you, TarheelDem!!! (3+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          fenway49, figbash, edwardssl

          Because you posted the link for Internet Archive, I was able to finally obtain some documents related to my g-g-grandfather, Rev. David Elkin(s), a circuit preacher (both the Baptists and Methodists claim him) who preached the funeral of Abraham Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln.

          A thousand thanks!

          RESCU Foundation Inc ~ Pledged to the health of the company. www.RESCUfoundation.org

          by liz dexic on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:38:57 AM PST

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