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      The Battle of Gettysburg

      By: Kevin Hillstrom
      Library binding. 229 pages. 2013.

      Provides a detailed account of the American Civil War and the importance of the Battle of Gettysburg. Examines the forces that contributed to the war; early military battles and the Battle of Gettysburg; and the legacy of the Civil War. Also includes biographies, primary sources, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index.

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      Web Price: $49.00

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      Men’s Health Concerns Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

      By: Sandra J. Judd
      Library binding. 655 pages. 2013.

      Provides basic consumer health information about health conditions of concern to men, along with tips for maintaining physical and mental wellness. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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  • Labor Day

    Celebrated on the first Monday in September, Labor Day honors the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the nation, and celebrates the accomplishments of the labor movement in achieving increased wages and legal protections for workers. Labor Day has been a national holiday in the United States since 1894.

    free resource button small  Labor DayMore information about the history, customs, and traditions associated with Labor Day is available in this entry from Holiday Symbols and Customs, 4th Edition.

    More than 300 holidays and festivals from the United States and around the world are covered in Holiday Symbols and Customs, 4th Edition , with information on more than 1,000 symbols and customs associated with these special events.

    Posted: August 27, 2014

  • Woodstock Music and Art Fair — August 15-18, 1969

    The 1960s was a decade of alienation and rebellion for millions of American young people, and many sought to set themselves apart from mainstream culture. For years, this American counterculture evolved without any real sense of its own size or strength, but in August 1969 an event took place that showed just how much the nation’s young rebels were changing American society. The event was Woodstock, a three-day rock music festival that was held on the upstate New York property of dairy farmer Max Yasgur. To the disbelief of the concert organizers and the nation, the festival attracted as many as half a million people. And while the event itself was famously marred by rainstorms, bad drug trips, and musical performances that were pushed back into the middle of the night, it became even better known for the spirit of love and fellowship that prevailed on Yasgur’s farm, which many saw as a powerful symbol of peace and brotherhood in a troubled world.

    free resource button small  Woodstock Music and Art Fair — August 15 18, 1969Throughout the 1960s, Joan Baez had lent her beautiful voice to the civil rights and anti-war movement, and she was the undisputed headliner of Woodstock’s opening night. A biography of Joan Baez is provided in this selection from Defining Moments: Woodstock.

    Additional information about the events leading up to and following Woodstock, along with biographies of other key figures and related primary source documents, can be found in Defining Moments: Woodstock.

    Posted: August 11, 2014