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Nothing Daunted

Nothing Daunted Author Dorothy Wickenden
ISBN-10 9781439176597
Release 2012-04-24
Pages 286
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"A captivating book about Dorothy Wickenden's grandmother, who left her affluent East Coast life to "rough it" as a teacher in Colorado in 1916"-- Provided by publisher.



Nothing Daunted

Nothing Daunted Author Dorothy Wickenden
ISBN-10 1439176604
Release 2011-06-21
Pages 304
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The acclaimed and captivating true story of two restless society girls who left their affluent lives to “rough it” as teachers in the wilds of Colorado in 1916. In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, bored by society luncheons, charity work, and the effete men who courted them, left their families in Auburn, New York, to teach school in the wilds of northwestern Colorado. They lived with a family of homesteaders in the Elkhead Mountains and rode to school on horseback, often in blinding blizzards. Their students walked or skied, in tattered clothes and shoes tied together with string. The young cattle rancher who had lured them west, Ferry Carpenter, had promised them the adventure of a lifetime. He hadn’t let on that they would be considered dazzling prospective brides for the locals. Nearly a hundred years later, Dorothy Wickenden, the granddaughter of Dorothy Woodruff, found the teachers’ buoyant letters home, which captured the voices of the pioneer women, the children, and other unforgettable people the women got to know. In reconstructing their journey, Wickenden has created an exhilarating saga about two intrepid women and the “settling up” of the West.



Bold Women in Colorado History

Bold Women in Colorado History Author Phyllis J. Perry
ISBN-10 0878425845
Release 2012
Pages 153
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Profiles ten women in various fields who helped make Colorado what it is today.



Even Silence Has an End

Even Silence Has an End Author Ingrid Betancourt
ISBN-10 9781101442913
Release 2010-09-21
Pages 544
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"Betancourt's riveting account...is an unforgettable epic of moral courage and human endurance." -Los Angeles Times In the midst of her campaign for the Colombian presidency in 2002, Ingrid Betancourt traveled into a military-controlled region, where she was abducted by the FARC, a brutal terrorist guerrilla organization in conflict with the government. She would spend the next six and a half years captive in the depths of the Colombian jungle. Even Silence Has an End is her deeply moving and personal account of that time. The facts of her story are astounding, but it is Betancourt's indomitable spirit that drives this very special narrative-an intensely intelligent, thoughtful, and compassionate reflection on what it really means to be human.



Confessions of a Maverick

Confessions of a Maverick Author Farrington Reed Carpenter
ISBN-10 0942576276
Release 1984
Pages 222
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Confessions of a Maverick has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Confessions of a Maverick also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Confessions of a Maverick book for free.



Ladies of the Canyons

Ladies of the Canyons Author Lesley Poling-Kempes
ISBN-10 9780816524945
Release 2015-09-17
Pages 384
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"Ladies of the Canyons is the true story of a group of remarkable women whose lives were transformed by the people and landscape of the American Southwest in the first decades of the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.



Almost a Family

Almost a Family Author John Darnton
ISBN-10 9780307278807
Release 2012-04
Pages 347
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist traces his investigation into the life of the father who died in World War II when the author was a baby, describing the devastating impact of his loss on the family and the myths about him perpetuated by the author's mother. Reprint.



The Blue Tattoo

The Blue Tattoo Author Margot Mifflin
ISBN-10 9780803211483
Release 2009-04
Pages 261
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"Based on historical records, including the letters and diaries of Oatman's friends and relatives, The Blue Tattoo is the first book to examine her life from her childhood in Illinois including the massacre, her captivity, and her return to white society - to her later years as a wealthy banker's wife in Texas."--BOOK JACKET.



Tomboy Bride

Tomboy Bride Author Harriet Backus
ISBN-10 9780871089755
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 319
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A true pioneer of the West, Harriet Backus writes about her amusing and often challenging experiences with heart felt emotion and vivid detail. New foreword by Pam Houston and afterword by author's grandson Rob Walton are featured.



I Go to America

I Go to America Author Joy K. Lintelman
ISBN-10 0873517628
Release 2009-06-25
Pages 294
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An intimate and detailed portrait of young Swedish women who chose to immigrate to America in the nineteenth century--why they left, what they found, and how they survived.



360 Degrees Longitude

360 Degrees Longitude Author John Higham
ISBN-10 9781935212997
Release 2012-07-17
Pages 400
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Much more than a travel narrative 360 Degrees Longitude: One Family’s Journey Around the World is a glimpse at what it means to be a “global citizen”—a progressively changing view of the world as seen through the eyes of an American family of four. After more than a decade of planning, John Higham and his wife September bid their high-tech jobs and suburban lives good-bye, packed up their home and set out with two children, ages eight and eleven, to travel around the world. In the course of the next 52 weeks they crossed 24 time zones, visited 28 countries and experienced a lifetime of adventures. Making their way across the world, the Highams discovered more than just different foods and cultures; they also learned such diverse things as a Chilean mall isn’t the best place to get your ears pierced, and that elephants appreciate flowers just as much as the next person. But most importantly, they learned about each other, and just how much a family can weather if they do it together. 360 Degrees Longitude employs Google’s wildly popular Google Earth as a compliment to the narrative. Using your computer you can spin the digital globe to join the adventure cycling through Europe, feeling the cold stare of a pride of lions in Africa, and breaking down in the Andes. Packed with photos, video and text, the online Google Earth companion adds a dimension not possible with mere paper and ink. Fly over the terrain of the Inca Trail or drill down to see the majesty of the Swiss Alps—without leaving the comfort of your chair.



From This Wicked Patch of Dust

From This Wicked Patch of Dust Author Sergio Troncoso
ISBN-10 9780816521227
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 240
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In the border shantytown of Ysleta, Mexican immigrants Pilar and Cuauhtémoc Martínez strive to teach their four children to forsake the drugs and gangs of their neighborhood. The family’s hardscrabble origins are just the beginning of this sweeping new novel from Sergio Troncoso. Spanning four decades, this is a story of a family’s struggle to become American and yet not be pulled apart by a maelstrom of cultural forces. As a young adult, daughter Julieta is disenchanted with Catholicism and converts to Islam. Youngest son Ismael, always the bookworm, is accepted to Harvard but feels out of place in the Northeast where he meets and marries a Jewish woman. The other boys—Marcos and Francisco—toil in their father’s old apartment buildings, serving as the cheap labor to fuel the family’s rise to the middle class. Over time, Francisco isolates himself in El Paso while Marcos eventually leaves to become a teacher, but then returns, struggling with a deep bitterness about his work and marriage. Through it all, Pilar clings to the idea of her family and tries to hold it together as her husband’s health begins to fail. This backdrop is then shaken to its core by the historic events of 2001 in New York City. The aftermath sends shockwaves through this newly American family. Bitter conflicts erupt between siblings and the physical and cultural spaces between them threaten to tear them apart. Will their shared history and once-common dreams be enough to hold together a family from Ysleta, this wicked patch of dust?



Give Me Everything You Have

Give Me Everything You Have Author James Lasdun
ISBN-10 9780374708900
Release 2013-02-12
Pages 224
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A true story of obsessive love turning to obsessive hate, Give Me Everything You Have chronicles the author's strange and harrowing ordeal at the hands of a former student, a self-styled "verbal terrorist," who began trying, in her words, to "ruin him." Hate mail, online postings, and public accusations of plagiarism and sexual misconduct were her weapons of choice and, as with more conventional terrorist weapons, proved remarkably difficult to combat. James Lasdun's account, while terrifying, is told with compassion and humor, and brilliantly succeeds in turning a highly personal story into a profound meditation on subjects as varied as madness, race, Middle East politics, and the meaning of honor and reputation in the Internet age.



The New Republic Reader

The New Republic Reader Author Dorothy Wichenden
ISBN-10 0465098266
Release 1995-06
Pages 528
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"The anthology traces the key political and social battles of the century. The first section centers on international affairs, the second on domestic issues, the third on the conundrum of race. In the final section, called "Fights," New Republic contributors argue about the best means of pursuing liberal ends. Throughout, the book conveys the fractiousness and the resilience of American liberalism. It also vividly captures the iconoclastic character of The New Republic and its remarkable contribution to freewheeling intellectual debate in this country."--Jacket.



Western Voices

Western Voices Author Colorado Historical Society
ISBN-10 1555915310
Release 2004
Pages 396
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This compilation of essays features outstanding writing by the best and best-known authors published by the Colorado Historical Society over the course of its history.



The Richest Woman in America

The Richest Woman in America Author Janet Wallach
ISBN-10 9780307474575
Release 2013
Pages 354
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The best-selling author of Desert Queen traces the story of the turn-of-the-20th-century tycoon that offers insight into her abandonment by her mother, the Quaker values that marked her life, and the brash investment practices that caused her to be heralded and denounced by those who knew her.



Once Upon a River A Novel

Once Upon a River  A Novel Author Bonnie Jo Campbell
ISBN-10 0393082008
Release 2011-07-05
Pages 352
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“A demonstration of outstanding skills on the river of American literature.” —Entertainment Weekly "Bonnie Jo Campbell has built her new novel like a modern-day craftsman from the old timbers of our national myths about loners living off the land, rugged tales as perilous as they are alluring. Without sacrificing any of its originality, this story comes bearing the saw marks of classic American literature, the rough-hewn sister of The Leatherstocking Tales, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Walden.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post