Author: Alex Albright
the story of the first African Americans to serve at rank higher than messman in the modern Navy. B-1 was the first of over a hundred bands of black musicians the Navy used during World War II at postings stateside and in the Pacific, but records of its service went undiscovered for decades. Most contemporary historians have credited their distinction to others. Formed from a nucleus of North Carolina A&T students and graduates, the band was comprised of "the best, most talented musicians in North Carolina." Bandsmen trained at Norfolk and served at Chapel Hill with the Navy's pre-flight school. They were transferred to Pearl Harbor, to the largest posting of African-American servicemen in the world, despite the Navy's promise that they would serve in Chapel Hill for the war's duration. As frontline pioneers in breaking the Navy's color barrier in 1942, B-1 served during times of racial unrest without incident, despite provocation that lurked almost everywhere. Its men have long since VJ Day deserved their story being told.
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a highly visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take. Featuring informative interviews with working designers, this Second Edition includes updated educational requirements and a list of accredited interior design programs in the United States and Canada.
Author: Lee Smith
Publisher: Algonquin Books
“Reading Lee Smith ranks among the great pleasures of American fiction . . . Gives evidence again of the grace and insight that distinguish her work.” —Robert Stone, author of Death of the Black-Haired Girl It’s 1936 when orphaned thirteen-year-old Evalina Toussaint is admitted to Highland Hospital, a mental institution in Asheville, North Carolina, known for its innovative treatments for nervous disorders and addictions. Taken under the wing of the hospital’s most notable patient, Zelda Fitzgerald, Evalina witnesses cascading events that lead up to the tragic fire of 1948 that killed nine women in a locked ward, Zelda among them. Author Lee Smith has created, through a seamless blending of fiction and fact, a mesmerizing novel about a world apart--in which art and madness are luminously intertwined.
Author: Sallie Southall Cotten
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Excerpt from History of the North Carolina Federation of Women's Clubs, 1901-1925 At that New York meeting the General Federation of Women's Clubs was formed, composed entirely of individual clubs, which continued to be organized in many states, though the work was Sporadic rather than concentrated, and no one had even dreamed of such a thing as a State Federation of Clubs. The first clubs were literary, but all eventually evo luted into 'broader lines of service. Women felt the need of higher culture and broader experience. Club life taught them discretion, self-control, self-reliance, forbearance toward others, eliminated the tendency to gossip by supplying something. Better to do, and laid the foundation for a Sisterhood of women in the future. Maine has the honor of having first had a vision of greater strength from local union, and in September, 1892, formed the first State Federation of Women's Clubs, which immediately joined the General Federa tion. Utah was next to follow and then Iowa with 45 clubs in membership. Like an epidemic the State Federation idea Spread from state to state. In six years, thirty State Federations were formed and all joined the General Federation. Naturally some con fusion resulted as the Constitution only provided for individual clubs, and the respective representation from Single clubs and State Federations necessitated thought and changes in the Constitution of the National body. Problems were Solved as they developed and finally every state was represented in the General Federation by its own State Federation and the individual clubs. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Author: Chris Crowley, Henry S. Lodge
Draws on the latest research into the science of aging to explain how people over the age of fifty can turn back their biological clocks to live stronger, healthier, injury free, and more alert lives.
Author: Helen Bannerman
Publisher: Harper Collins
The jolly and exciting tale of the little boy who lost his red coat and his blue trousers and his purple shoes but who was saved from the tigers to eat 169 pancakes for his supper, has been universally loved by generations of children. First written in 1899, the story has become a childhood classic and the authorized American edition with the original drawings by the author has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. Little Black Sambo is a book that speaks the common language of all nations, and has added more to the joy of little children than perhaps any other story. They love to hear it again and again; to read it to themselves; to act it out in their play.
Author: Richard W. Longstreth
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This introduction to intepreting commercial architectural style presents a survey of commercial architecture in Urban America. The author has developed a typology of architectural classification for commercial application in American towns across the United States.
Author: Sheri Stodghill Fowler
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
In 1886, Confederate veteran Burgess Griffin Royse platted his namesake townsite on the blackland prairie of North Texas. A savvy businessman, Royse knew that the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad line between Dallas and Greenville was being planned, and he was instrumental in making sure its route passed through the newly platted city. Train service was a major economic boom to the area, and the small community grew quickly. By 1890, Royse City had a population of 1,000 and boasted two cotton gins, a gristmill, and 20 businesses. Through the mid-1900s, Royse City thrived on farming, with cotton growing, cotton ginning, and cottonseed oil manufacturing serving as the major industries. Although most Royse City citizens now commute to jobs throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, this small bedroom community celebrates and preserves its history through the Texas Main Street program, a thriving city-owned historical museum, and many festivals and celebrations that highlight its rich heritage.
Author: T. D. Johnston
Publisher: Short Story America
"As he proves emphatically with his new collection, T.D. Johnston is clearly one of the modern masters of the short story."-James Dodson, Editor, O. Henry Magazine Author Marjorie Brody writes of the dozen tales in Friday Afternoon and Other Stories: "This is an important collection. Powerful, provocative, and significant. To read a T.D. Johnston story is to plunge head first into the world of unforgettable characters, 3-D experiences, and stunning surprises." Memorable in the fashion of a favorite music album, Friday Afternoon and Other Stories is an eclectic series of powerful tales which, in the words of author Eric Witchey, "focus on the American experience in a way that reveals the many facets of our souls." The diversity of these stories, ranging from humor to tragedy, from epiphany to comeuppance, from history to the future, reflects the variety of conflicts and experiences present in the human condition.
Author: Pamela Martin Ovens, Charlie Ryan (Journalist)
The story of the disappearance of Elizabeth and John Calvert on Hilton Head Island in 2008. The suspect, Dennis Gerwing committed suicide that complicated the unsolved case. Murder and mystery surround this high profile case.