Acadian to Cajun

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Acadian to Cajun

Author: ,

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617031113

Genre: Cajuns

Page: 252

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Book Summary: "This work serves as a model for compiling ethnohistories of other nonliterate peoples."--BOOK JACKET.


Grit and Gold

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Grit and Gold

Author: Jean Johnson

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 1943859787

Genre: History

Page: 416

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Book Summary: No other Western settlement story is more famous than the Donner Party’s ill-fated journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. But a few years later and several hundred miles south, another group faced a similar situation just as perilous. Scrupulously researched and documented, Grit and Gold tells the story of the Death Valley Jayhawkers of 1849 and the young men who traveled by wagon and foot from Iowa to the California gold rush. The Jayhawkers’ journey took them through the then uncharted and unnamed hottest, driest, lowest spot in the continent—now aptly known as Death Valley. After leaving Salt Lake City to break a road south to the Pacific Coast that would eliminate crossing the snowy Sierra Nevada, the party veered off the Old Spanish Trail in southern Utah to follow a mountaineer’s map portraying a bogus trail that claimed to cut months and hundreds of miles off their route to the gold country. With winter coming, however, they found themselves hopelessly lost in the mountains and dry valleys of southern Nevada and California. Abandoning everything but the shirts on their backs and the few oxen that became their pitiful meals, they turned their dreams of gold to hopes of survival. Utilizing William Lorton’s 1849 diary of the trek from Illinois to southern Utah, the reminiscences of the Jayhawkers themselves, the keen memory of famed pioneer William Lewis Manly, and the almost daily diary of Sheldon Young, Johnson paints a lively but accurate portrait of guts, grit, and determination.


Trout Wars

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Trout Wars

Author: Jim "The Jayhawker" Merriott

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 148970521X

Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 72

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Book Summary: Trout Wars is devoted to trout fishermen of all types, be they novice through purest. The techniques used in this book have been tested and proven to turn failure into success. Through years of experimenting with one of the finest trout fisherman in Colorado, Merton Leeper, I can humbly say that not only have we improved our fishing, but discovered new methods, rediscovered lost methods, and improved tried and true methods by experimenting with different presentations. This book is dedicated to all trout fishermen willing to pay their dues on the waters, be it hot or cold, during all four seasons.


Ozark Country

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Ozark Country

Author: W. K. McNeil

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604738179

Genre: Ozark Mountains Region

Page: 194

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Grit and Gold

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Grit and Gold

Author: Jean Johnson

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 1943859787

Genre: History

Page: 416

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Book Summary: No other Western settlement story is more famous than the Donner Party’s ill-fated journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. But a few years later and several hundred miles south, another group faced a similar situation just as perilous. Scrupulously researched and documented, Grit and Gold tells the story of the Death Valley Jayhawkers of 1849 and the young men who traveled by wagon and foot from Iowa to the California gold rush. The Jayhawkers’ journey took them through the then uncharted and unnamed hottest, driest, lowest spot in the continent—now aptly known as Death Valley. After leaving Salt Lake City to break a road south to the Pacific Coast that would eliminate crossing the snowy Sierra Nevada, the party veered off the Old Spanish Trail in southern Utah to follow a mountaineer’s map portraying a bogus trail that claimed to cut months and hundreds of miles off their route to the gold country. With winter coming, however, they found themselves hopelessly lost in the mountains and dry valleys of southern Nevada and California. Abandoning everything but the shirts on their backs and the few oxen that became their pitiful meals, they turned their dreams of gold to hopes of survival. Utilizing William Lorton’s 1849 diary of the trek from Illinois to southern Utah, the reminiscences of the Jayhawkers themselves, the keen memory of famed pioneer William Lewis Manly, and the almost daily diary of Sheldon Young, Johnson paints a lively but accurate portrait of guts, grit, and determination.


Chronology of the Death Valley Region in California, 1849-1949, and Place Names of the Death Valley Region in California and Nevada, 1845-1947

Chronology of the Death Valley Region in California, 1849-1949, and Place Names of the Death Valley Region in California and Nevada, 1845-1947 Pdf

Chronology of the Death Valley Region in California, 1849-1949, and Place Names of the Death Valley Region in California and Nevada, 1845-1947

Author: Theodore Sherman Palmer

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0893709379

Genre: History

Page: 105

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Book Summary: Chronology and Names of the Death Valley Region in California, 1849-1949


Johnny and the Jayhawkers

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Johnny and the Jayhawkers

Author: Carolyn Hackett Tobey

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463400691

Genre: History

Page: 48

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Book Summary: This book is about a young boy during the Civil War who is living in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. He saves his family from jayhawkers.


Guerrillas in Civil War Missouri

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Guerrillas in Civil War Missouri

Author: James W. Erwin

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614233624

Genre: History

Page: 128

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Book Summary: Missouri ranks third in the number of Civil War battles fought on its soil. Although some sizable actions were fought in the state, most of the battles were the result of the intense guerrilla activity. These battles are only the actions reported by Federal troops against the guerrillas. The attacks on civilians were equally as numerous. Long before the Civil War began, Missouri was deeply divided over whether slavery should be extended to neighboring Kansas. This book takes an in-depth look at the guerrilla warfare grounded in this division.


Woe to Live On

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Woe to Live On

Author: Daniel Woodrell

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316206180

Genre: Fiction

Page: 256

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Book Summary: Set in the border states of Kansas and Missouri, WOE TO LIVE ON explores the nature of lawlessness and violence, friendship and loyalty, through the eyes of young recruit Jake Roedel. Where he and his fellow First Kansas Irregulars go, no one is safe, no one can be neutral. Roedel grows up fast, experiencing a brutal parody of war without standards or mercy. But as friends fall and families flee, he questions his loyalties and becomes an outsider even to those who have become outlaws.


Civil War General and Indian Fighter James M. Williams

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Civil War General and Indian Fighter James M. Williams

Author: Robert W. Lull

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574415026

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 289

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Book Summary: This biography follows the military career of General James Monroe Williams, which spanned both the Civil War and the Indian Wars in the West.


Truman

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Truman

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743260295

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1120

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Book Summary: The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian. The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman’s story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur. Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman’s own family, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary “man from Missouri” who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history.


Everything Is Cinema

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Everything Is Cinema

Author: Richard Brody

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1429924314

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

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Book Summary: A landmark biography explores the crucial resonances among the life, work, and times of one of the most influential filmmakers of our age When Jean-Luc Godard wed the ideals of filmmaking to the realities of autobiography and current events, he changed the nature of cinema. Unlike any earlier films, Godard's work shifts fluidly from fiction to documentary, from criticism to art. The man himself also projects shifting images—cultural hero, fierce loner, shrewd businessman. Hailed by filmmakers as a—if not the—key influence on cinema, Godard has entered the modern canon, a figure as mysterious as he is indispensable. In Everything Is Cinema, critic Richard Brody has amassed hundreds of interviews to demystify the elusive director and his work. Paying as much attention to Godard's technical inventions as to the political forces of the postwar world, Brody traces an arc from the director's early critical writing, through his popular success with Breathless, to the grand vision of his later years. He vividly depicts Godard's wealthy conservative family, his fluid politics, and his tumultuous dealings with women and fellow New Wave filmmakers. Everything Is Cinema confirms Godard's greatness and shows decisively that his films have left their mark on screens everywhere.


Chapters from My Autobiography

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Chapters from My Autobiography

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 324

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Book Summary: "Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Voices from the Edge of Eternity

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Voices from the Edge of Eternity

Author: John Myers

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 1603745246

Genre: Religion

Page: 256

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Book Summary: Dramatic Testimonies of Near-death Experiences and VisionsVoices from the Edge of Eternity is a compilation of the words and experiences of people both famous and obscure just before their deaths. Young and old, great and small, saint and sinner—these testimonies confirm the biblical doctrines of life after death, judgment for the nonbeliever, and eternal life for those who have accepted Christ as Savior. Included are the experiences of a formidable array of witnesses, such as Martin Luther, Voltaire, John Wesley, Joan of Arc, Thomas Paine, Charles Darwin, Queen Elizabeth I, John Calvin, Napoleon Bonaparte, Peter the Great, and many more. The agreement among the accounts is remarkable in this fascinating collection of thoughts and experiences that shed light on the life that awaits us after death.


The Story of the Outlaw

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The Story of the Outlaw

Author: Emerson Hough

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775453154

Genre: True Crime

Page: 258

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Book Summary: Though born in Iowa, author Emerson Hough moved to rural New Mexico and practiced as a frontier lawyer there for many years. Along the way, he met some very interesting characters, including many of the Wild West's most infamous outlaws. This volume includes biographies and narrative sketches that detail the lives and misdeeds of some of the most notorious desperadoes.


America: Our Struggles Lead Us to Victory

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America: Our Struggles Lead Us to Victory

Author: Marie Maria

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469100357

Genre: Poetry

Page: 341

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Personal Recollections of Distinguished Generals

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Personal Recollections of Distinguished Generals

Author: William Franklin Gore Shanks

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Genre: History

Page: 1477

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Book Summary: "Personal Recollections of Distinguished Generals" by William Franklin Gore Shanks. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


The Actor's Survival Guide

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The Actor's Survival Guide

Author: Jon S. Robbins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350039365

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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Book Summary: The Actor's Survival Guide: How to Make Your Way in Hollywood is a handbook and essential guide to the business of living and working as an actor in the Los Angeles area. Exploring the experience of relocating to L.A.; the casting process; and how to identify – and find work with – the key players in the film and television industry, the book offers a business-centered road map through the industry. It seeks to navigate the challenges and identify the pitfalls and wrong-turns that hinder too many promising careers and frustrate even the most dedicated of actors. In doing so, the book seeks to provide an extra-competitive edge of experience and know-how for those actors who have the skills and determination to persevere. This second edition features a number of new sections and topics including: Recent census data for the Los Angeles County Neighborhood Statistics Updates on casting diversity with the most recent SAG/AFTRA data Changes in contracts for film, television and stage, including information on AEA's new Hollywood Equity Waiver policy Details on new contracts for film, television and new media; ongoing contract negotiations for video game content; and the ramifications of the SAG/AFTRA merger The role of computer-generated images (CGI) and motion capture (MOCAP) Renewed emphasis on set safety, especially for stunt performers Audition workshops Recent prosecutions of casting directors for "Pay for Play" violations Emerging role of social media in an actor's marketing strategy Dos and don'ts of video self-taping of auditions Expanded glossary to include new media and performance capture vocabulary Written from the perspective of working actor and experienced career-guidance teacher Jon S. Robbins, this unique guide will help aspiring actors bridge the gap between training in drama schools and working in the epicentre of the film and television industries.


The Cavalier

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The Cavalier

Author: George Washington Cable

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1627939091

Genre: Fiction

Page: 268

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Book Summary: Classic American novel by the American novelist notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native Louisiana. His fiction has been thought to anticipate that of William Faulkner.


Kansas

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Kansas

Author: Julie Murray

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1614800162

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Book Summary: Invite your students to explore the state of Kansas in this comprehensive title! Informative, easy-to-read text draws in reluctant readers, while vibrant, oversized photos showcase the beauty and diversity of this state. Readers journey through Kansas as they learn about its history, cities, land features, animals, industries, famous people, and more! A "Tour Book" spread highlights kid-friendly things to do in Kansas. Other features include a table of contents, fact boxes, a timeline, regional and state maps, a facts page with vital information, a glossary, and an index. Up-to-date population statistics are taken from the 2010 US census. In this title, students will find valuable information for first reports! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.