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Flagler's St. Augustine Hotels: The Ponce de Leon, the Alcazar, and the Casa Monica

By: Graham, Thomas

Price: $11.15

Publisher: Pineapple Press: 2004-03-01

Seller ID: 9781561643004


Near the end of the nineteenth century Standard Oil millionaire Henry Morrison Flagler ventured to St. Augustine, Florida, America's Oldest City, and transformed it into an exotic travel destination for the social elite. He raised magnificent, fanciful Spanish Renaissance hotel palaces on what had been orange grove and salt marsh. Then he connected his creation with the outside world by building a modern railroad system. Flagler's hotels stand as monuments to innovation ... View more info

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Sign and the Seal: The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant

By: Hancock, Graham

Price: $18.02

Publisher: Touchstone: 1993-07-02

Seller ID: 9780671865412


The fact of the Lost Ark of the Covenant is one of the grant historical mysteries of all time. To believers, the Ark is the legendary vesel holding the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The Bible contains hundreds of references to the Ark's power to level mountains, destroy armies, and lay waste to cities. The Ark itself, however, mysteriously disappears from recorded history sometime after the building of the Temple of Solomon. After ten years of searching thr... View more info

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Penguins of America

By: James Patterson, Jack Patterson

Price: $13.49

Publisher: USA, Little Brown & Co.: 2017

Edition: 1 Volume

Seller ID: 9780316346993


A lavishly illustrated, humorous book from the world's #1 bestselling writer and his son that shows how humans and penguins really aren't that different after all. Penguins--our lovable, cute, flightless friends who are constantly dressed for a formal occasion--have always fascinated humans. As we shuffle through life one day at a time, it's easy to take things far too seriously, but when we see penguins taking a walk in our shoes it's impossible not to recognize how... View more info

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Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings

By: James W. Goode

Price: $52.20

Publisher: Smithsonian Books: 2003-03-17

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9781588341051


Before the passage of critical preservation legislation in 1978, the Nation's Capital lost an irreplaceable assembly of architecturally and culturally significant buildings. Wanton destruction in the name of progress--particularly in the decades immediately following World War II--resulted in a legacy forever lost, a cultural heritage destroyed by the wrecker's ball. By reminding us of things lost, James Goode's magisterial and poignant study represented a comprehensive ... View more info

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Ocean City, Vol. 1 (Images of America: Maryland)

By: Nan Devincent-Hayes; John E. Jacob

Price: $20.72

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 1999-08-01

Seller ID: 9780738501222


Originally the land of the Algonquian people, the barrier island on which Ocean City is now located, served as a protective wall for the mainland Delmarva peninsula. It was a somewhat remote area until five men, having formed the Atlantic Hotel Company Corporation, built the first lodging facility, and Ocean City as a coastal resort began to take root. From the cattle grazing in the mid-1800s to the few blocks of buildings constructed at the turn of the century, from the... View more info

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Ridgefield (CT) (Images of America)

By: Ridgefield Archives Committee

Price: $20.72

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2004-09-08

Seller ID: 9780738535388


In Ridgefield, Connecticut, a cannonball remains lodged in the side of an old tavern. It dates from the Revolutionary War, when British soldiers fired cannon during the Battle of Ridgefield, fought here on Main Street. The earlier history of the town goes back another seven decades to 1708, when two dozen settlers from Norwalk arrived to purchase the hilly land from the Ramapoo Indians. The founders and their families carved Ridgefield from the wilderness. They laid it o... View more info

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Lighthouses

By: Tracee Williams,Ronald Foster

Price: $4.46

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing: 2004-01-01

Seller ID: 9780740742163


The diminutive size belies this book's widespread popularity. Lighthouses have a certain mystique and glory all their own. This little book sheds light on the extensive, impressive history of a coastal mainstay. View more info