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    Author: Jan Elvin
    Publisher: AMACOM
    ISBN: 978-0-8144-1049-3

    “Soldiers aren’t the only casualties of war”, says author Jan Elvin in the afterword of this engrossing and well written memoir. ” Their families suffer as well although their battles are fought later, on the home front.” 



    Author: Susan Jacoby
    ISBN: 10:1400096383: 13: 9781400096381
    Publisher: Vintage (Reprint Edition)

    One does not have to be particularly attentive to current events or even life for that matter to notice that The United States and the American people have undergone some rather fundamental changes in recent years. Many, who have documented these changes, trace their origins to one fateful brisk morning which would spur an economic downturn and cost the lives of thousands of innocent people.




    Author: Glenn Pearsall
    ISBN: 978-1-886166-20-2
    Publisher: Pyramid Publishing 2008 for Johnsburg Historical Society

    In Echoes in These Mountains, Glenn Pearsall has tackled the herculean task of capturing the history of fifty-five historic sites in the town of Johnsburg, NY.



    Author: Michael Karpin

    ISBN: 978-0-470-17373-2

    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

    It is difficult to conceive just how Tightrope: Six Centuries of a Jewish Dynasty was written. It is just over four hundred pages in size including very extensive footnotes, yet it is huge in its accomplishment. And this is exactly what Israeli television and news reporter Michael Karpin was able to pull off when he wrote about an Ashkenazi family, the Backenroths, dating back to 1350.




    Author: Ann Larabee

    ISBN-10: 1403967946

    ISBN-13: 978-1403967947

    Before getting into the review of this book I would like to say that is was one of the best historical non-fiction books that I have read in years.  The story is about a Canadian civil war blockade runner and con man, Alexander “Sandy” Keith, and the evil that his sociopathic, self serving ways brought to this world.  In one of those events that “rocked the world” then settled into the annals of history, the



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