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U.S. Secret Service Agent Rufus Youngblood was in charge of the vice presidential detail on that tragic day in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Immediately upon hearing shots being fired, he pushed Lyndon B. Johnson to the floor of their limousine, shielding the vice president’s body with his own.  This memoir, originally published by Simon & Schuster in 1973, is a candid account of Youngblood’s tenure with this crucial government agency during which he was assigned to protect Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. Going behind the scenes of some of America’s most pivotal events, he describes the complexities, the risks, and the constant tensions of protecting the American president—including some of the humorous moments and unique characteristics of the chief executives themselves. This new edition now includes 48 pages of archival photographs to enhance readers’ appreciation of this personal, firsthand account of a critical period in American history.

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In Normandy, 75 Years Later, Klein takes readers on a photographic journey through modern-day Normandy and the historical remnants left behind from one of the most infamous times in history. From bomb craters to German bunkers, Dennis’s photos will reveal scars of the past. Gravestones of fallen soldiers in cemeteries throughout the region are perpetual reminders of the lives that ended too soon. But while the gunfire of the Nazi soldiers and Allied Forces once scarred the earth, the beaches and hamlets have now returned to their original serenity. Poignant in its accurate retelling of the invasion of Normandy, Normandy, 75 Years Later offers readers invaluable insight into the history and beauty of Normandy, France, on the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day. He hopes that, in flipping through each page, readers will realize that time truly does heal all wounds.

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Passaic was built by Continental Iron Works,  Greenport, New York  under subcontract from John Ericcson. The engine was built by Delemator Iron Works and it had a propeller of cast iron, 12 feet in diameter. It was launched 30 August 1862; and commissioned 25 November 1862, Captain Percival Drayton in command.

The first Passaic was a single turreted, coastal monitor purchased by the United States Navy for service during the American Civil War.

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The name Vince Dooley is synonymous with “football” in the South. More recently, the retired University of Georgia head football coach is gaining renown as one of the region’s finest gardeners. Following the lead of his mentors, respected horticulturalists at the University of Georgia, Dooley has created a spectacular garden around the home that he and his wife Barbara have lived in since 1964. In Dooley’s Garden tells of Dooley’s twenty-year curiosity with gardening—satisfied by nothing short of a full-time commitment to the pursuit.

HARDCOVER/ NEW/ SIGNED BY VINCE DOOLEY/ PAINTINGS BY STEVE PENLEY

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Acworth: Heritage, History, Hauntings:  This book explores Acworth’s history as documented in newspaper accounts, internet searches and ‘urban legends and folklore’ as told and passed down orally and informally. Jim also conducts the Acworth Ghost Tours and many of the book’s stories are included in the tour.

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