Japanese American Baseball in California

Japanese American Baseball in California

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Four generations of Japanese Americans broke down racial and cultural barriers in California by playing baseball. Behind the barbed wire of concentration camps during World War II, baseball became a tonic of spiritual renewal for disenfranchised Japanese Americans who played America’s pastime while illegally imprisoned. Later, it helped heal resettlement wounds in Los Angeles, San […]

The Murder of Maggie Hume: Cold Case in Battle Creek

The Murder of Maggie Hume: Cold Case in Battle Creek

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Q&A with best-selling true crime authors Blaine Pardoe & Victoria Hester Sometime in the late night/early morning hours of 17-18 August, 1982, Margaret “Maggie” Hume was brutally assaulted and strangled in her apartment in Battle Creek Michigan. The twenty-year-old was the daughter of a beloved Catholic high school football coach in this Midwestern town and the shear ferocity of […]

Attack on Orleans: The World War I Submarine Raid on Cape Cod

Attack on Orleans: The World War I Submarine Raid on Cape Cod

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Guest blog post by author Jake Klim July 21 marks an interesting anniversary. On this day in 1918, shells from a German U-boat struck the sandy beaches of Orleans, Massachusetts, giving the modest coastal hamlet on Cape Cod a unique attribute – it was the ONLY spot anywhere in the United States to receive enemy […]

The History Press Inc. joins Arcadia Publishing in New Partnership

The History Press Inc. joins Arcadia Publishing in New Partnership

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CHARLESTON, SC—July 9, 2014—The History Press Ltd. (based out of the U.K.) has sold its American subsidiary, the History Press Inc., to Arcadia Publishing. Subsequently, we’re pleased to announce a new partnership with Arcadia Publishing. Arcadia CEO Richard Joseph said of the deal: “The combination of Arcadia Publishing and The History Press creates the largest and most […]

Celebrating ALA with Sin City Trivia

Celebrating ALA with Sin City Trivia

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Step on up for a few rounds of Sin City Trivia – this is for all you high-rollers out there or anyone willing to take a chance! The History Press is exhibiting at the American Library Association conference this weekend in Las Vegas, and each day we will be raffling off a decidedly wicked title to the savvy attendee who answers our Vegas […]

Free Book Friday: Father’s Day Edition

Free Book Friday: Father’s Day Edition

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“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” -George Herbert Happy Father’s Day weekend! We’re bringing back Free Book Friday for this special occasion, but with a twist. …all History Press books are fair game. You can enter to win ANY book you want. Here are the rules: Step 1. Comment below with the book you […]

Free Book Friday: Mother’s Day Edition

Free Book Friday: Mother’s Day Edition

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“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” —George Washington Despite Anna Jarvis’ efforts to abolish the holiday she founded, this Sunday will mark 100 years since Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother’s […]

Texas Adoption Activist Edna Gladney

Texas Adoption Activist Edna Gladney

Day Nursery matron Mrs. Maggie Moore with some of the children who attended opening day on May 20, 1918. Deb Chester Maclin.

Guest post by Sherrie McLeRoy Preface: In 1941, Greer Garson earned an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Fort Worth’s Edna Gladney in Blossoms in the Dust. All eyes turned toward the small yet mighty Gladney and her fight for children’s rights and adoption reform. Born in 1886, Edna Gladney was labeled as “illegitimate” from birth […]

Wicked Women of New Mexico

Wicked Women of New Mexico

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Guest blog post by Donna Blake Birchell New Mexico Territory attracted outlaws and desperados as its remote locations guaranteed non-detection while providing opportunists the perfect setting in which to seize wealth. Many wicked women on the run from their pasts headed there seeking new starts before and after 1912 statehood. Colorful characters such as Bronco Sue, […]

New Orleans Carnival Krewes

New Orleans Carnival Krewes

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Guest blog post by Rosary O’Neill My recently released book, New Orleans Carnival Krewes: The History, Spirit and Secrets of Mardi Gras (February 2014), required several years of full-time research. I spent those years researching the secret workings of the oldest and most exclusive Carnival Clubs, a story you don’t read about in the list of […]