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Letters of a Woman Homesteader

Letters of a Woman Homesteader Author Elinore Pruitt Stewart
ISBN-10 9781605203270
Release 2008-11-01
Pages 142
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ELINORE PRUITT STEWART (1876-1933) caused a literary sensation in 1914 when her Letters of a Woman Homesteader was published. A recent widow and now-single mother to a small daughter, she accepted a job as housekeeper to a wealthy cattleman in Wyoming named Stewart. These letters, written between April 1909 and November 1913, document her arrival in Wyoming, the purchase and homesteading of her own plot of land as she continued to work for Stewart, her marriage to Stewart in 1910, and their life together even as she-a stubbornly independent woman-continued to work her own land. Though not intended originally for later publication, Stewart's missives are short stories in themselves, regaling us with joyous tales of a life lived to the fullest, of the fortunes and misfortunes that abound on the frontier to all who dare to tame it. A classic of pioneer life, this is a perceptive and enthralling work.

Letters on an Elk Hunt

Letters on an Elk Hunt Author Elinore P. Stewart
ISBN-10 UOM:39015012982339
Release 1979
Pages 161
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A continuation of Letters of a Woman Homesteader, Letters on an Elk Hunt is set in the same corner of southwestern Wyoming, the time is the fall of 1914, and (despite the title) Mrs. Stewart is far less concerned with elk hunting than with people—old friends and new acquaintances—and with the land in which she found so much beauty. Her letters, as Jessamyn West said of the earlier volume, "are, in fact (though not that alone), a collection of short stories." She added that "what makes these letters so good are not these stories, but the character of the storyteller, of Elinore Stewart herself. Her letters endure and give pleasure because she does what the great letter-writers do: she reveals herself. . . . It is the woman in this vanished landscape, the homesteader with her enormous vitality, humor, and tenderness who holds our attention." Jessamyn West's wish to know more about the author herself is fulfilled in the foreword to Letters on an Elk Hunt—an appreciative biographical sketch, incorporating material from some of Mrs. Stewart's unpublished letters as well as the reminiscences of her children. Elizabeth Fuller Ferris, of the Wilderness Women Project, Missoula, Montana, is the writer and producer of Burntfork, a film for public television funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities based upon the life of Elinore Pruitt Stewart.

Pioneer Doctor

Pioneer Doctor Author Mari Grana
ISBN-10 0762751940
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 360
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When Mollie stepped off the train in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1890, she knew she had to start a new life. She'd left her husband and his medical practice behind in Iowa, and with only a few hundred dollars in her pocket and a great deal of pride, she set out to find a new position as a physician. She was offered a job as a doctor to the miners in Bannack, Montana, and thus began her epic adventures as a pioneer doctor, a suffragette, and a crusader for public health reform in the Rocky Mountain West. Pioneer Doctor: The Story of a Woman's Work is the true story of Dr. Mary (Mollie) Babcock Atwater, a medicine woman who found freedom and opportunity in the wide-open spaces of America's frontier west. This remarkable tale has been creatively retold here by her granddaughter, award-winning author Mari Grana. Blending information from historical records as well as interviews with family and friends, the author has reconstructed Mollie's steps into a dramatic narrative that brings to life the doctor's struggles, her accomplishments, and the times in which she lived. Beautifully written and thoroughly researched, this is not just the biography of a fascinating woman. It is also the story of an era when daring women ventured forth and changed history for the rest of us.

Pioneer Women

Pioneer Women Author Joanna Stratton
ISBN-10 9781476753591
Release 2013-05-28
Pages 224
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From a rediscovered collection of autobiographical accounts written by hundreds of Kansas pioneer women in the early twentieth century, Joanna Stratton has created a collection hailed by Newsweek as “uncommonly interesting” and “a remarkable distillation of primary sources.” Never before has there been such a detailed record of women’s courage, such a living portrait of the women who civilized the American frontier. Here are their stories: wilderness mothers, schoolmarms, Indian squaws, immigrants, homesteaders, and circuit riders. Their personal recollections of prairie fires, locust plagues, cowboy shootouts, Indian raids, and blizzards on the plains vividly reveal the drama, danger and excitement of the pioneer experience. These were women of relentless determination, whose tenacity helped them to conquer loneliness and privation. Their work was the work of survival, it demanded as much from them as from their men—and at last that partnership has been recognized. “These voices are haunting” (The New York Times Book Review), and they reveal the special heroism and industriousness of pioneer women as never before.

Best Loved Short Stories

Best Loved Short Stories Author Evan Bates
ISBN-10 9780486433622
Release 2004-05-05
Pages 320
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Here, in large-print format, is a selection of great tales by American and European authors. Eleven stories include F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace," Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat," Chekhov's "The Lady with the Toy Dog," and O. Henry's "The Furnished Room," in addition to works by Gustave Flaubert, Leo Tolstoy, Rudyard Kipling, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, and Willa Cather. This Dover edition is specially designed for those who need or prefer large print and meets the standards of the National Association for Visually Handicapped. Dover (2004) unabridged republication of eleven stories from standard editions.

Insights Into American History

Insights Into American History Author Robert M. Levine
ISBN-10 UOM:39015069372434
Release 2004
Pages 176
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Using photographs from a broad range of topics, shows students how to analyze and use photographs as documentary sources.

Forty Years on the Frontier as Seen in the Journals and Reminiscences of Granville Stuart Gold miner Trader Merchant Rancher and Politician

Forty Years on the Frontier as Seen in the Journals and Reminiscences of Granville Stuart  Gold miner  Trader  Merchant  Rancher and Politician Author Granville Stuart
ISBN-10 0803293208
Release 2004
Pages 265
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"Stuart's edited reminiscences are an account of pioneering, prospecting, and community building in the northern Rockies and Great Plains."--BOOK JACKET.

Ten Thousand Sorrows

Ten Thousand Sorrows Author Elizabeth Kim
ISBN-10 9781446464397
Release 2011-10-31
Pages 240
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I don't know how old I was when I watched my mother's murder, nor do I know how old I am today.' The illegitimate daughter of a peasant and an American GI, Elizabeth Kim spent her early years as a social outcast in her village in the Korean countryside. Ostracized by their family and neighbours, she and her mother were regularly pelted with stones on their way home from the rice fields. Yet there was a tranquil happiness in the intense bond between mother and daughter. Until the day that Elizabeth's grandfather and uncle came to punish her mother from the dishonour she had brought on the family, and executed her in front of her daughter. Elizabeth was dumped in an orphanage in Seoul. After some time, she was lucky enough to be adopted by an American couple. But when she arrived in America she found herself once again surrounded by fanaticism and prejudice. Elizabeth's mother had always told her that life was made up of ten thousand joys as well as ten thousand sorrows, and, supported by her loving daughter, and by a return to her Buddhist faith, she finally found a way to savour those joys, as well as the courage to exorcise the demons of her past.

Ever Yours Florence Nightingale

Ever Yours  Florence Nightingale Author Florence Nightingale
ISBN-10 0674270207
Release 1990
Pages 461
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For many, Florence Nightingale is the most famous woman of her day, second only perhaps to Queen Victoria. Celebrated and beloved by the public and her friends, considered an irritant by politicians and bureaucrats, the great reformer remains a figure of considerable controversy. In this full 'life in letters' we see her at first hand. Martha Vicinus and Bea Nergaard weave together a narrative account and a selection of her letters in such a way as to create--in Nightingale's own words--a fascinating portrayal of the woman, her career, and her concerns.

Days on the Road

Days on the Road Author Sarah Raymond Herndon
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433081825980
Release 1902
Pages 270
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Days on the Road has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Days on the Road also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Days on the Road book for free.

The Wild West in England

The Wild West in England Author William F. Cody
ISBN-10 9780803244665
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 256
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Army scout, frontiersman, and hero of the American West, William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody was also a shrewd self-promoter, showman, and entrepreneur. In 1888 he published The Story of the Wild West, a collection of biographies of four well-known American frontier figures: Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Kit Carson, and himself. Cody contributed an abridged version of his 1879 autobiography with an addendum titled The Wild West in England, now available in this stand-alone annotated edition, including all the illustrations from the original text along with photographs of Cody and promotional materials. Here Cody describes his Wild West exhibition, the show that offered audiences a mythic experience of the American frontier. Focusing on the show’s first season of performances in England, Cody includes excerpts of numerous laudatory descriptions of his show from the English press as well as stories of his time spent with British nobility—from private performances for Queen Victoria and the Prince and Princess of Wales to dinners and teas with the elite of London society. He depicts himself as an ambassador of American culture, proclaiming that he and his Wild West show prompted the British to “know more of the mighty nation beyond the Atlantic and . . . to esteem us better than at any time within the limits of modern history.”

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Author Robert Tressell
ISBN-10 0192804537
Release 2005
Pages 649
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This novel tells the story of a group of working men who are joined one day by Owen, a journeyman-prophet with a vision of a just society. Owen's spirited attacks on the greed and dishonesty of the capitalist system rouse his fellow men from their political quietism.

The Important Things of Life

The Important Things of Life Author Dee Garceau-Hagen
ISBN-10 0803221630
Release 1997
Pages 215
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Augmented by reminiscences and oral histories, this book traces the adaptations that broadened women's work roles and increased their domestic authority. Garceau also demonstrates how survival on the ranching and mining frontier heightened the value of group cooperation. Hers is a compelling portrait of the American West as a laboratory of gender role change, in which migration, relocation, and new settlement underscored the development of new social identities.

The Little Duke

The Little Duke Author Charlotte Mary Yonge
ISBN-10 1421804182
Release 2005-03-01
Pages 168
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - On a bright autumn day, as long ago as the year 943, there was a great bustle in the Castle of Bayeux in Normandy. The hall was large and low, the roof arched, and supported on thick short columns, almost like the crypt of a Cathedral; the walls were thick, and the windows, which had no glass, were very small, set in such a depth of wall that there was a wide deep window seat, upon which the rain might beat, without reaching the interior of the room. And even if it had come in, there was nothing for it to hurt, for the walls were of rough stone, and the floor of tiles. There was a fire at each end of this great dark apartment, but there were no chimneys over the ample hearths, and the smoke curled about in thick white folds in the vaulted roof, adding to the wreaths of soot, which made the hall look still darker.


Sammlung Author Alessandra Strozzi
ISBN-10 9780520203907
Release 1997-02
Pages 252
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"The liveliness of Ms. Gregory's translation . . . reminds me anew what a marvelous window these letters offer into the experience of a past world."—Dale Kent, author of The Rise of the Medici

Reapers of the Dust

Reapers of the Dust Author Lois Phillips Hudson
ISBN-10 0873511778
Release 1984
Pages 173
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The dust storm -- Gopher hunting -- "Work, for the night is coming"--The buggy on the roof -- The cold wave -- The cold wave -- The water witch -- When the fields are fresh and green -- Children of the harvest -- Room at the bottom -- Epitaph for a lion -- The loop in time.

800 Years of Women s Letters

800 Years of Women s Letters Author Olga Kenyon
ISBN-10 9780752472003
Release 2011-10-21
Pages 320
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This inspiring and fascinating book is the first truly comprehensive study of women's letters ever published. Organised by subject matter, and covering a wide range of topics from politics, work and war, to childhood, love and sexual passion. '800 Years of Women's Letter' reveals the depth, breadth and diversity of women's lives through the ages. Here Holoise writes to Abelad of her undying devotion, Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woofl correspond about life and writing, and Queen Victoria complains to Robert Peel about the neglect of Buckingham Palace. Many more women write letters that reveal the compassion, humour, love and tenacity with which they confront the often difficult circumstances of everyday life. This is an intriguing insight, and a rare opportunity to read the real words of real women, in their own intimate language. "No literary form is more revealing, more spontaneous of more individual than a letter." P D James