Biography from Fathom Publishing
Try and Be Somebody
Becky Hatcher Crabtree with Merri Jackson Hess
The life of Dr. Henry Lake Dickason, first president of Bluefield State College and early leader of Black education, is documented in this biography.
Dickason was born two decades after the Civil War ended and grew up in a log cabin on Peters Mountain near Lindside, West Virginia. He learned about slavery from his grandparents on both sides of the family. All four were slaves, his father's parents on the farm where Dr. Dickason grew up and his mother's parents on a farm at Gap Mills, West Virginia. He learned about the oppression of segregation, especially the limited opportunity for black children to get an education, from the struggles of his own life. He became a driving force in racial pride and in ensuring that education was available for all those in southern West Virginia who desired to learn.
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Read about Becky and Try and Be Somebody: Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Living in Different Cultures
Living in Different Cultures is a memoir-like collection of keen observations of global culture. Vignettes by the Israeli-born distinguished legal scholar, now 93, guide those from different cultures on how to respect each other and live in harmony.
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A Sailor's Life in World War II
Z.W. "Ski" Kowalewski
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The story of a twenty year old enlisted in the US Navy before Pearl Harbor; his flights as turret gunner in torpedo bombers, perilous flying from aircraft carriers, bombing flights from Guadalcanal, attacking and sinking of a Japanese aircraft carrier, and the burial at sea of a German submarine captain in the North Atlantic.
From the foreword by Robert Mrazek, author of A Dawn Like Thunder: The True Story of Torpedo Squadron Eight: "This is the story of a true American hero, one of a small group of Americans from every part of the country who joined Torpedo Squadron Eight in the early days of the Second World War. Through a combination of courage, sacrifice, and fate, these men helped to change the course of history at the momentous battles of Midway and Guadalcanal. Their story is truly one for the ages."
Ski Kowaleski's account of Navy life provides a unique view of what it was like to be a pilot during and after World War II. The book profits are donated to the Good Sam Fund of the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center.
Ski Kowalewski is a World War II veteran who enlisted in the United States Navy prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Ski was a member of the famous Torpedo Squadron Eight (VT-8) devastated at the Battle of Midway. He flew from four aircraft carriers as an aerial turret gunner in TBF-1 torpedo bombers. He survived a torpedo bomber crash and many torpedo bomber attacks on Japanese surface ships including an aircraft carrier. He was also recruited to support the Marines fighting the Japanese on Guadalcanal at Bloody Ridge. He participated in the burial ceremony at sea of a German submarine captain who had been captured by US Naval forces in the North Atlantic. He is an FAA-rated Airline Transport Pilot, multi-engine land and sea rated. He has flown 25 different aircraft, a jet and ultralights with 14,000 logged fight hours. Ski graduated from Navy flight training and was rated as a Navy pilot. He served one half of his 20-year Navy career as a pilot. After retiring from the Navy, he had a successful career with the Federal Aviation Administration as an Airways Systems Inspection Pilot.
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The Taylors at Didcot
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Didcot, just north of West Chester, Pennsylvania, was the home of four generations of Taylors from 1820 when the house was built until 1923 the year of the costly fire which gutted much of the interior.
This book concentrates on the histories of Lownes, Richard, Lowndes and Archer Taylor while actually in residence at Didcot.
The goal was to preserve the materials presently available and to share them. Margaret T. Lane's dedicated research into family history was organized into The Taylors at Didcot, a history of the people who lived on or visited the family farm near West Chester, Pennsylvania from 1820 to 1996 with assistance from Constance Taylor and Cynthia Taylor Burton.
Gilbert Cope Chart and Name Listing
Reproduction of Gilbert Cope's 1891 Chart: Descendants of Joseph Taylor, of Kennet, Chester Co., Penna. traces more than 300 descendants of Abiah Taylor and shows five generations in America with some account of their settlement.
Included is a booklet with list of 496 names on chart in alphabetical order, original order form and description of Cope's visit to Didcot, England in 1908. Chart is 19" x 27" printed on 100# Gloss Book stock. 8.5" x 11" sixteen page booklet contains name listing and additional information. Families include Temple, Jones, Woodward, Jefferis, Cope, Reynolds, Brown, Baker, McMillan, Peirce, Pusey, Seal, Way and Gibbons.