American Submariners, Vol. 1: Pre-Civil War


American Submarines: Pre Civil War is a detailed historical perspective of American submarine inventors, beginning with Richard Norwood’s Bermuda Tub during the 1630’s and ending with George Henry Felt’s of New York City, who designed a two-man submarine powered by a treadmill during the mid-1850’s.  The collection is primarily comprised of material never before published, including isolated library documents, out-of-print news media, and a number of personal diary excerpts, as well as a collection of photographs, blueprints, illustrations, and paintings. It is the first in a five-part series that encompasses America’s submarine experience from the beginning to the present day.

Best of Gravestone Humor


While doing research for a family tree, author Louis Schafer surveyed thousands of headstones and amassed a unique collection of – often unintentionally – humorous epitaphs. Along with gravestone inscriptions, this book also includes historical information to give the epitaphs more context. Each chapter highlights traditional death customs, eccentric illustrations as well as numerous bizarre, vengeful, rude and funny last words. Surprisingly entertaining and historically informative.

Confederate Underwater Warfare: An Illustrated History

Though the Union Navy held a numerical advantage over its Confederate counterpart, the South’s forces had one weapon that was not readily available to the North–underwater mines, known at the time as torpedoes. More Union ships were destroyed by torpedoes than by all other means combined.

The South’s superiority in underwater weaponry can be directly traced to the work of an oceanographer named Matthew Fontaine Maury. Recognizing the South’s limited capabilities, Maury persuaded its leaders to develop underwater weapons. This is the first detailed history ever of the South’s development and deployment of both offensive and defensive underwater weaponry. Included are many photographs of actual salvaged Confederate mines.

Directory of Grants in the Humanities


Grants are supposed to enable work, not create more of it. You need a guide, a map, and the right tools for the job. Helping you from your earliest brainstorming sessions to fully funded projects, this essential directory offers countless tips and resources for humanities scholars as well as artists, and arts organizations seeking funding for performances, exhibits, residencies, general operations, fellowships, and numerous other program types. This invaluable directory highlights thousands of current programs from over 3,000 sponsors, including U.S. and foreign foundations, corporations, state arts councils and government agencies and other organizations.

Directory of Research Grants, 40th Edition


Grants are available for basic research, demonstrations, materials and equipment acquisition, and other needs. Grant sponsors include U.S. and foreign foundations, corporations, family trusts, public charities, professional organizations and government agencies among others.

Each record is listed in three indices: by subject, by program type and by geographic focus. Each record includes the grant title; amount of funding; description; application requirements; application deadline; contact information, including Internet address, email, phone number, fax, sponsor name and physical address; and samples of awarded grants, when available. Three indexes – subject, program type, and geographic – help you to identify the right program quickly.

Education Department General Administrative Regulations


Education Department General Administrative Regulations: A Condensed Guide for Program Managers and Project Directors

This book provides grant managers and project directors of U.S. Department of Education grants with a condensed and easy-to-read guide to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), found within Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The book includes charts, tables, website links, and an index to help grant managers access information quickly and easily. All sections of EDGAR are available, including those discussing disallowed costs, program income, unauthorized activities, prior approval, conflicts of interest, indirect cost rates, procurement procedures, reporting requirements, protection of human subjects, and much more. This resource is especially valuable for state agencies, institutions of higher education, hospitals, local educational agencies, faith-based organizations, and other non-profit organizations.

Funding Sources for Children and Youth Programs


Funding Sources for Children and Youth Programs is a directory that provides a bountiful amount of information about public, private and governmental funding opportunities for grant seekers — from tips on writing grants to more than 3,000 annotated records that provide the grant’s focus and goal, program requirements such as eligibility, funding amounts and deadlines, the sponsor’s name and address and other contact information, restrictions, and much more. The ninth edition of this directory includes detailed indexes by subject, program type and geographic area, published in support of helping readers find the most appropriate and applicable funding opportunities in program areas such as child and youth services, family-strengthening activities, prevention of teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol addiction and violence.

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