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Alexandria Author Barbara Grover
ISBN-10 9781439646007
Release 2014-07-07
Pages 128
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Alexandria is situated near the center of Douglas County, surrounded by a chain of beautiful lakes. These lakes brought pioneer settlers to the area as early as 1858, when Minnesota achieved statehood and the town was established. The lakes remain a key factor that continue to draw residents and visitors. The images in Postcard History Series: Alexandria tell the community's story, recalling fond memories of the businesses, churches, homes, schools, and recreational opportunities that form the generous and caring nature of the welcoming community that is Alexandria.

Fairfax County

Fairfax County Author Trevor Owens
ISBN-10 0738566314
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 127
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The history of Northern Virginia's Fairfax County has been told many times but never through the lens of postcards documenting a county's transition and mirroring the changing face of American life. Readers can view Fairfax County's historic townscapes in communities like Herndon and the city of Fairfax. Explore the county's extensive military history through sites from the Civil War and images of daily life at Camp Humphreys and Fort Belvoir. Enjoy the diversity of places of worship, as well as various spots tourists and county residents have enjoyed during the last 300 years. Each postcard in the collection tells a story. Collectively they offer a unique view into the history of the county.


Alexandria Author Michael Haag
ISBN-10 0300104154
Release 2004
Pages 368
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This book is a literary, social, and political portrait of Alexandria at a high point of its history. Drawing on diaries, letters, and interviews, Michael Haag recovers the lost life of the city, its cosmopolitan inhabitants, and its literary characters. Located on the coast of Africa yet rich in historical associations with Western civilization, Alexandria was home to an exotic variety of people whose cosmopolitan families had long been rooted in the commerce and the culture of the entire Mediterranean world. Alexandria famously excited the imaginations of writers, and Haag folds intimate accounts of E. M. Forster, Greek poet Constantine Cavafy, and Lawrence Durrell into the story of its inhabitants. He recounts the city’s experience of the two world wars and explores the communities that gave Alexandria its unique flavor: the Greek, the Italian, and the Jewish. The book deftly harnesses the sexual and emotional charge of cosmopolitan life in this extraordinary city, and highlights the social and political changes over the decades that finally led to Nasser’s Egypt.

Griffin and Sabine

Griffin and Sabine Author Nick Bantock
ISBN-10 0877017883
Release 1991-08-01
Pages 48
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A novel in colorful postcards and letters depicts the enigmatic relationship between British artist Griffin Moss and Sabine Strohem, a mysterious woman living on a Pacific island who can see Griffin as he works in London

US Highway 1 in Virginia

US Highway 1 in Virginia Author Tony Kent
ISBN-10 0738588180
Release 2011
Pages 127
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"The images in this book are representative of the nearly 200 miles of this historic highway and the communities along and near its path. Most of these pictorial memories are at least 50 years old, back when motorists were well acquainted with hand-pumping filling stations, mom-and-pop diners, and numerous tourists homes and cabins"--Cover p. [4].

Newfound Lake

Newfound Lake Author Jeanne Mulhern Hoflen
ISBN-10 9780738576657
Release 2012-05
Pages 127
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Newfound Lake, often referred to as "New Hampshire's best kept secret," borders the towns of Bristol, Bridgewater, Hebron, and Alexandria and has been a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and vacationers since the late 1880s. Charming cottages and inns formed around the lake to meet the needs of the growing tourism industry. In Newfound Lake, rare postcard images, primarily from the authors' private collection, transport the reader back to these special moments in time.

Philadelphia s 1926 Sesqui Centennial International Exposition

Philadelphia s 1926 Sesqui Centennial International Exposition Author James D. Ristine
ISBN-10 9781439637531
Release 2009-06-08
Pages 128
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In 1926, the city of Philadelphia hosted the Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition to honor the 150th anniversary of American independence. The exposition featured four major exhibition palaces where innovations and advancements in science, technology, education, industry, and agriculture were displayed. An additional fifth palace was dedicated to the fine arts, and foreign nations and individual states erected their own buildings as well. The exposition's theme of patriotism was showcased through the re?created High Street of 1776, a favorite for many. Visitors were also entertained and delighted as they experienced areas known as Treasure Island and the Gladway, where all manner of amusements abounded. Crowds were drawn to the many sporting and cultural events held in the newly built stadium. Even the grounds of the navy yard were opened to the public, allowing citizens views of historic and modern naval vessels and military exhibits. By these offerings, and many others, the Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition celebrated the nation's past, present, and future.

The Thousand Islands

The Thousand Islands Author
ISBN-10 0738565105
Release 2009
Pages 127
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The Thousand Islands are more than 1,800 islands located in 35 miles of the upper St. Lawrence River between Upstate New York and southeastern Ontario. During the latter half of the 19th century, the region evolved as a vacation destination, initially for Canadian and American urbanites drawn by the restorative powers of spectacular scenery and relaxed summer life. Tourism expanded rapidly, and by the early 1900s, the Thousand Islands boasted dozens of grand hotels, daily railroad connections to New York and Philadelphia, steamship service to Montreal and Toronto, innumerable sightseeing and guided fishing excursions, and the best that North Americas premier vacation spot could offer.

The Pharos Gate

The Pharos Gate Author Nick Bantock
ISBN-10 9781452163925
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 60
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A beloved bestseller, the saga of Griffin and Sabine has captured the imaginations of millions of readers around the world. It is a romance told in a glorious way, sharing the extraordinary correspondence that Griffin and Sabine exchange on their quest to find each other. As you unfold each letter from its beautifully illustrated envelope with a tap of your finger or read Griffin and Sabine's intimate postcards, each page weaves together words and exquisite artwork that reveal a sensual and metaphysical romance, one full of doubts and dangerous forces, myth and mystery. At last available as an ebook, here in The Pharos Gate is a love story for the ages, one that will surely delight Griffin and Sabine's fans old and new.

Fifteen Postcards

Fifteen Postcards Author Kirsten Mckenzie
ISBN-10 9781681469072
Release 2015-08-17
Pages 338
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Following the unexplained disappearance of her parents, and in a last ditch attempt to save the antique store she has inherited from financial ruin, Sarah Lester takes on a deceased estate. Amongst the estate is a collection of fifteen vintage postcards. Sarah is unprepared for what these postcards hint at about their reclusive former owner, and soon they complicate her life in unimaginable ways. Traversing three continents and two centuries, where tiger hunts and ruby necklaces are irrevocably entwined with murders and mysteries, auction houses and antiquities, Sarah is drawn into the enigma that could solve her parents' disappearance.

Greetings from Indiana

Greetings from Indiana Author Robert Reed
ISBN-10 9780253216519
Release 2003
Pages 176
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During the first half of the 20th century, nearly every store had a rack of postcards for sale. At a cost of one cent for the card itself, plus another cent for postage, the postcard was an efficient way to send a message. Household telephones were scarce, television wasn’t invented yet, and photography was prohibitively time-consuming and expensive for the average person. The postcard served as a means of communication that was quick, with the added bonus of an interesting picture that could be displayed or put into an album. Depicting street scenes, landmarks, fine homes, and roadways, Greetings from Indiana charmingly captures the state’s rural and urban past. The points of origin range from Alexandria to Zionsville, representing 70 different Indiana communities. Handwritten messages by laborers, sales clerks, teachers, traveling salesmen, students, relatives, and others, as well as tourist promotions of the time, add further charm to this remarkable assembly of more than 250 vintage Hoosier postcards.


Alexandria Author Nick Bantock
ISBN-10 081183140X
Release 2002-09-01
Pages 56
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As Matthew Sedon, an Egyptologist, and Isabella de Reims, a student in Paris, struggle to make sense of their feelings and a world beyond their experience, Griffin Moss and Sabine Strohem come to their aid, in an imaginative new addition to the Griffin & Sabine series.

Wicked Northern Virginia

Wicked Northern Virginia Author Michael Lee Pope
ISBN-10 9781625845542
Release 2014-10-28
Pages 144
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Behind the bucolic plantation estates of Northern Virginia lies a history of scandal. The region has a rotating cast of greedy supervisors, vain senators, bullying occupiers and party bosses. The Aryan Nations once flooded the streets of Arlington. Infamous floating brothels once sailed the Potomac. Even George Washington's death at his historic estate outside the capital is shrouded in mystery. Join journalist and author Michael Lee Pope as he serves a cookie full of arsenic on a cold platter of revenge.


Doylestown Author Ed Ludwig
ISBN-10 0738504971
Release 2000
Pages 128
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In 1682, William Penn offered the "Free Society of Traders" a nearly twenty-thousand-acre tract of land made up from the then communities of Warwick, New Britain, and Hilltown. The area grew slowly and, in 1745, William Doyle applied for permission to operate an inn at a well-traveled crossroads. With the permission granted, Doyle's town was created. Spared destructive battles of the American Revolution, the town retained its rustic charm and appeal. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, Doylestown, as it had become known, had blossomed and was beginning to attract merchants and residents. It spent the next century somewhat in isolation until wealthy Philadelphians and New Yorkers "discovered" the borough in the 1930s, boasting of its abundant, beautiful, land and rich history. Doylestown is the first collection of images to document the history of the seat of Bucks County. The images contained in this collection were gathered primarily from local residents who, upon hearing of the pending publication, came forth with troves of photographs, stories, and memories of their hometown. Truly a community effort, Doylestown is a unique compilation of a storied past, a spirited present, and an exciting future.

The Dreams

The Dreams Author Naguib Mahfouz
ISBN-10 9780307806772
Release 2011-10-05
Pages 288
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In his final years, Egyptian Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz distilled his storyteller's art to its most essential level. Written with the compression and power of dreams, these poetic vignettes, originally collected in two books, The Dreams and Dreams of Departure, here combined in one volume for the first time. These stories telescope epic tales into tersely haunting miniatures. A man finds his neighborhood has turned into a circus, but his joy turns to anger when he cannot escape it. An obscure writer finally achieves fame-through the epitaph on his grave. A group of friends telling jokes in an alley face the murderous revenge of an ancient Egyptian queen. Figures from Mahfouz's past-women he loved, men who inspired him, even fictional characters from his own novels-float through tales dreamed by a mind too fertile ever to rest, even in sleep. Translated by Raymond Stock From the Trade Paperback edition.

Early Downtown Los Angeles

Early Downtown Los Angeles Author Cory Stargel
ISBN-10 9781439623213
Release 2009-08-24
Pages 128
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Growing south from the plaza where the city of Los Angeles was founded as a tiny pueblo in 1781, the area now known as downtown L.A. was first developed in the late 1800s as a residential neighborhood, complete with churches and schools. As the population surged at the turn of the 20th century, the downtown area was transformed into a busy business and entertainment center of shops, banks, hotels, and theaters. The explosion of the postcard craze in the early 1900s coincided with this period of downtown's tremendous growth toward a formidable metropolis. This collection of vintage postcards offers a glimpse into the changing city through the 1940s.

Women in Science

Women in Science Author
ISBN-10 9781607749769
Release 2016
Pages 127
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A charmingly illustrated gift book profiling 50 famous women scientists from the ancient Greek mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer, Hypatia, to Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist.