West Virginia

M is For Mountain State: A West Virginia Alphabet

M is For Mountain State: A West Virginia Alphabet

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With its multitude of mountains and the highest elevation east of the Rockies, it's no wonder West Virginia's nickname is the "Mountain State." Abundant natural resources make it a leader in both industry and recreation, from glassmaking to rock climbing. Historic sites and sights include Harper's Ferry and the annual Native American Pow Wow, along with Lost World Caverns and White Sulphur Springs. Noteworthy West Virginians include Chuck Yeager and Olympian Mary Lou Retton. Mary Ann McCabe Riehle learned to appreciate the importance of reading and writing while growing up in the neighboring state of Kentucky. She graduated from Xavier University with a degree in Communication Arts and Education and has been a featured author and guest speaker at reading, writing, and library conferences. Mary Ann lives in Michigan with her husband, two daughters and their dog, Bisbee. Laura J. Bryant attended the Maryland Institute of Art and spent many years working in the display industry, which involved both illustrating, and designing scenery for projects including stage backdrops and corporate galas. She currently devotes all of her attention to the creation of children's books. Laura's other titles include A Fairy in a Dairy, Smudge Bunny, and the bestselling book God Gave Us You. Laura and her husband live in Mathias, West Virginia.Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press. Hardcover, 40 Pages. Measures 9.25"x11"x0.375" . Weighs 15.4 oz.
Natural History of the Central Appalachians

Natural History of the Central Appalachians

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Central Appalachia is the system of linear ridges, intervening valleys, and deeply dissected plateaus that make up the rugged terrain found in western and southwestern Virginia, eastern and central West Virginia, western Maryland, and a portion of south central and southwestern Pennsylvania. Through its concise and accessible approach, A Natural History of the Central Appalachians thoroughly examines the biology and ecology of the plants, animals, and other organisms of this region of eastern North America.With over 120 images, this text provides an overview of the landscape of this region, including the major changes that have taken place over the past 300 million years; describes the different types of forests and other plant communities currently present in Central Appalachia; and examines living systems ranging from microorganisms and fungi to birds and mammals. Through a consideration of the history of humans in the region, beginning with the arrival of the first Native Americans, A Natural History of the Central Appalachians also discusses the past, present, and future influences of human activity upon this geographic area.Publisher: West Virginia University Press. Paperback, 270 Pages. 9"x8"x0.5" . Weighs 1 lb 10.7 oz. 
On This Day in West Virginia Civil War History

On This Day in West Virginia Civil War History

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West Virginia is the only state formed by seceding from a Confederate state. And its connections to the Civil War run deep. One day at a time, award-winning historian Michael Graham presents intriguing, event-driven anecdotes and history related to the state. On July 11, 1861, a Union force attacked 1,300 Confederate troops camped at Rich Mountain in a renowned battle. Confederate guerrillas raided Hackers Creek on June 12, 1864. Find little-known facts about the Battles of Droop Mountain, Carnifex Ferry, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown and a whole host of others. Read a story one day or month at a time. Celebrate an entire year of Civil War history in the Mountain State. Publisher: The History Press. Paperback, 192 Pages. Measures 9"x6"x0.4" . Weighs 14.5 oz.
Rebel Hart

Rebel Hart

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A farm girl from the mountains of what would become West Virginia leaves home to join a group of rebel raiders who strike Federal Army encampments during the Civil War. Publisher: White Mane Kids. Paperback, 182 pages. Measures 5.5" x 8.5" x 0.4". Weighs 8.5 oz.
Shepherdstown in the Civil War: One Vast Confederate Hospital

Shepherdstown in the Civil War: One Vast Confederate Hospital

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Because they were situated near the Mason-Dixon line, Shepherdstown residents witnessed the realities of the Civil War firsthand. Marching armies, sounds of battle and fear of war had arrived on their doorsteps by the summer of 1862. The Maryland Campaign of September 1862 brought thousands of wounded Confederates into the town's homes, churches and warehouses. The story of Shepherdstown's transformation into "one vast hospital" recounts nightmarish scenes of Confederate soldiers under the caring hands of an army of surgeons and civilians. Author Kevin R. Pawlak retraces the horrific accounts of Shepherdstown as a Civil War hospital town. Publisher: The History Press. Paperback, 176 Pages. Measures 9"x6"x0.4" . Weighs 13.1 oz.
Walker's Guide to Harpers Ferry: 9th Edition

Walker's Guide to Harpers Ferry: 9th Edition

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A comprehensive guidebook to the history of Harpers Ferry, including walking tours of Lower Town, Virginus Island, Maryland Heights, Loudoun Heights, and much more including detailed maps & index. Revised September 2022, the 9th edition includes new research, historic photos, illustrations and maps. Paperback, 224 pages Author: David T Gilbert . Measures 8.25"x5.9"x0.3" . Weighs 11.8 oz.
West Virginia A History 2nd edition

West Virginia A History 2nd edition

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John Alexander Williams's West Virginia: A History is widely considered one of the finest books ever written about our state. In his clear, eminently readable style, Williams organizes the tangled strands of West Virginia's past around a few dramatic events-the battle of Point Pleasant, John Brown's insurrection in Harper's Ferry, the Paint Creek labor movement, the Hawk's Nest and Buffalo Creek disasters, and more. Williams uses these pivotal events as introductions to the larger issues of statehood, Civil War, unionism, and industrialization. Along the way, Williams conveys a true feel for the lives of common West Virginians, the personalities of the state's memorable characters, and the powerful influence of the land itself on its own history. Publisher: West Virginia University Press. Paperback, 240 Pages. Measures 8.4"x5.4"x0.6" . Weighs 12 oz.
World War I and Jefferson County, West Virginia

World War I and Jefferson County, West Virginia

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Fifty years after Jefferson County found itself wedged between the Union and the Confederacy, President Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany and the Central Powers. Suddenly towns like Shepherdstown, Charles Town and Harpers Ferry once again prepared for war, this time an ocean away. Civilians supported the cause by donating to the Red Cross, and the county's large agricultural community produced food during rationing. More than five hundred Jefferson County natives enlisted, while more than three hundred additional soldiers came from college institutions within the county. Historian James Francis Horn recounts the struggles and triumphs of local communities during the Great War. Publisher: The History Press. Paperback, 112 Pages. Measures 8.9"x6"x0.2" . Weighs 8.7 oz.