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1 Archives Commission Appointed by Evansville Chapter of the American Red Cross. History of the Flood: Evansville Area, January, February 1937. Compiled by the Archives Commission Appointed by Evasville Chapter of the American Red Cross, Evansville, Indiana, 1937.
Evansville, Indiana: University of Evansville Press, 1977. 
Quarto, navy blue leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters and illus., x, 295 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner inscription. Contents: Paul H. Schmidt, Chairman Evansville Red Cross; Preface; After Forty Years; Introduction; Diagram of Coliseum; Archives Commission on Tour of Investigation; The Evansville Flood: January 9 to February 20, 1937; How the Emergency was Met; Story of Rehabilitation; Chamber of Commerce Red Cross Committee; Personnel; Graphic Representation: Introduction, Pictures, Cartoons; The Great Flood of 1937 -- Sigeco News, March 1937; National Board of Fire Underwriters - Ohio River Valley Flood 1937; Gone with the Flood by Albert G. Hahn; Eighth Congressional District Flood Losses. **This volume's large size will require extra shipping fees for Expedited and International orders. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 Cade, C. Maxwell and Delphine Davis. The Taming of the Thunderbolts: The Science and Superstition of Ball Lightening.
London: Abelard-Schuman, 1969. First Edition. 
Octavo, black boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 176 pp. Neat former-owner bookplate; otherwise, Fine, in a Very Good, mylar protected dust jacket with lightly rubbed edges. From dust jacket: ...incidents such as the above abound in the literature on thunderbolts. This terrifying phenomenon, which can fall from a clear sky or enter an enclosed room, has mystified man from classical times onward. Citing examples of Flying Saucer sightings, the activities of poltergeists, and reports of death by spontaneous combustion, the authors demonstratge the strange similarities between these apparently inexplicable phenomena and the bahviour of thunderbolts. From a comprehensive study of the case histories of ball lightning we see how, even in the most bizarre instances, certain physical properties common to most cases can be deduced. The authors examine all the scientific theories that have been advanced to account for the enormous energy output of thunderbolts, and emphasize that despite the theories no manmade thunderbolt has yet been produced in the laboratory. When this can be done, the possibilities for the use of large synthetic thunderbolts as weapons of war will be almost unlimited. But of perhaps greater signficance for mankind is the application of plasma physicas to peaceful uses, for instance, as a means of producing cheap and virtually boundless energy. The science and superstition of ball lightning will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in one of the weirdest and least known of natural phenomena. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Cleaveland, Clif, MD. Healers & Heroes: Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times.
Philadelphia: American College of Physicians, [2004]. 
Signed and dated by the Author on title page. Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), xi, 180 pp. Near-Fine, with bookplate, in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From jacket: Presents a collection of stories about men and women who, through their courage and fortitude, demonstrate the meaning of decency and compassion. From the rigors of war, to the oppression of minorities, to the horror of the Holocaust, Cleaveland leads us on a journey through tragedy into triumph...These brave and caring individuals show us the indomitableness of the human spirit. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Meyer, Larry L. California Quake. Foreword by Senator Alan Cranston.
Nashville, Tennessee: Sherbourne Press, [1977]. 
Octavo, brown cloth (hardcover), x, 172 pp. Illus. with b&w photos. Very Good, in a like dust jacket. “In this book, Mr. Meyer tells the stories of major earthquakes that have shaken the Golden State, how they happen, what can be done about them, and why another big California quake is being forecast.” 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 The Red River Valley Echo. A Flood of Images: A Pictorial Journey through the Flood-Ravaged Red River Valley; 1997.
Altona, Manitoba; The Red River Valley Echo, 1997. 
Quarto, glossy pictorial boards, (hardcover), 96 pp. Fine (As New). 
Price: 10.00 USD
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