"Salem Serves:" Sites and Stories from the Military and Patriotic Heritage of Salem, Massachusetts, 1626-WWII Salem, Massachusetts, is the federally-recognized birthplace of the United States National Guard. It is where the Revolutionary War really started—at another North Bridge. It is where the American Navy was founded, it could be argued; George Washington actually slept there in 1789; Salem sailors, “Sea-fencibles,” saved the USS Constitution from capture by the British; a Salem ship captain first called the American flag “Old Glory.” People from Salem also transformed maritime navigation for the American Navy and Coast Guard; recruited and signed up for the famous all-black 54th Regiment during the Civil War; started the first battlefield ambulance corps; served as nurses before women could join the military (and then signed up in record numbers when they could); invented defense mechanisms that helped win two world wars; produced high-quality materials to support war efforts at local factories—one winning the prestigious Army Navy “E” Award. And, they volunteered—to raise money, join committees, sew, roll bandages, write letters, care for widows and orphans, and help returning wounded soldiers.Salem Serves features:Over 1,000 historic images and objects from the Nelson Dionne Salem History Collection. Five trails of historic sites: • Salem Common and Downtown• McIntire Historic District• North Salem• Waterfront and Derby Street• Coastline Defense: Winter Island and Salem Neck. Paper, 402 pages, illustrated, indexed. $28.97


"We Believe in You" -- Twelve Inspiring Stories of Courage, Faith, and Action from American Women's History

Featuring the stories of Abigail Adams, Louisa May Alcott,* Anne Bradstreet, Lydia Maria Child, Margaret Fuller, Edmonia Lewis, Judith Sargent Murray, Elizabeth Peabody, Sarah Parker Remond, Maria Stewart, Lucy Stone. Paper, 282 pages, illustrated, indexed. $24.97    * on cover





"Mingling Souls Upon Paper" -- An Eighteenth-Century Love Story

The moving love story of Judith Sargent and John Murray as told through her letters, and brief biographies of both lovers and future marriage partners. Paper, 214 pages, illustrated, indexed. $19.95






Letters of Loss & Love: Judith Sargent Murray's Letter Book 3

Including letters written from Murray's home in Gloucester, Mass., from 1785 to 1788, and a brief biography of her. Paper, 492 pages, illustrated, indexed. $24.95









U. S. Coast Guard Air Station Salem,  Massachusetts, 1935-1970

A pictorial chronology of this early Coast Guard Air Station on Salem's Winter Island, including rare photographs from the station's earlier iteration on Gloucester, Mass.' 10-pound Island and dozens of images from the Nelson Dionne Salem History Collection at Salem State University and the Beverly Historical Society. Paper, 118 pages, illustrated, indexed. $19.95

Letters of Loss & Love: Judith Sargent Murray's Letter Book 3
U. S. Coast Guard Air Station Salem, Massachusetts by Bonnie Hurd Smith
"We Believe in You" by Bonnie Hurd Smith

Bonnie Hurd Smith

"Mingling Souls Upon Paper" by Bonnie Hurd Smith

Author, speaker, promoter, publisher, instigator

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