Download E-books Abilene Stories: From Then to Now PDF

A suite of attention-grabbing and colourful tales spanning the background of Abilene, Texas.

Although Abilene has lengthy lived within the shadows of the literary limelight, it has no longer been for a scarcity of excellent writing, solid writers, and fascinating tales. Now popping out of the shadows, ''Abilene tales: From Then to Now'' bargains a group scrapbook, a meeting of the civic congregation the place greater than 100 associates have stopped by means of for a trip. The laughter is heavy and the grins wide as tales are informed and thoughts jogged.

Pull up a chair subsequent to Katharyn Duff as she stocks a couple of old chestnuts. provide your realization to overlook Tommie Clack for a ringside seat to the earlier. Step into the poetry of these who recognize this position good and some who simply saw it in passing. have fun with the pointy perception of Pulitzer-nominated Frank Grimes, and hear for the non-public point which A.C. Greene wove into the vast majority of his writings.

The assortment starts off with tales from prior to Abilene was once Abilene and proceeds chronologically and topically to the current day with such items as ''Let Them devour Cactus,'' ''A putting in Abilene,'' ''Too a lot Jazz and never adequate Jesus,'' ''How Camp Barkeley formed Abilene,'' ''Alligator at the Loose,'' ''Howitzer at the Hill,'' ''Circlin' Mack's,'' ''The Crape Myrtle intercourse Scandal,'' and ''The final Day at Harold's.''

If Abilene is your place of birth, or ever has been--that position the place you are feeling thoroughly cozy, the place you recognize the regimen and breathe effortless, the place the sundown is a well-recognized hue--''Abilene tales: From Then to Now'' is a call for participation to take a seat and spend a bit time in what A. C. Greene known as ''The Village of My Heart.''

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Download E-books Badge and Buckshot: Lawlessness in Old California PDF

By John Boessenecker

Badge and Buckshot is a complete publication at a few of the once-famous peace officials and outlaws of outdated California. advised right here for the 1st time are the genuine tales of Ben Thorn, the iron-willed yet scandal-plagued sheriff of Calaveras County; John C. Boggs, the fast-shooting nemesis of the Tom Bell and Rattlesnake Dick gangs; Ben and Dudley Johnson, the infamous “Tulare Twins”; child Thompson, whose train-robbing exploits came about simply blocks from present-day l. a. movie and tv studios; and Coates-Frost feud, California’s bloodiest vendetta, which persevered greater than two decades and left fourteen males useless. right here, too, are the 1st whole money owed of Captain Ingram’s Rangers, the band of accomplice guerrillas who raided stagecoaches in California in the course of the Civil warfare; Steve Venard, the soft-spoken lawman who killed 3 outlaws in one gunfight; and the mythical invoice Miner, whose occupation of banditry spanned nearly part a century.

 The made of greater than ten years of painstaking examine, Badge and Buckshot recounts one of many forgotten sagas of the previous West, an action-packed story of shoot-outs, level holdups, manhunts, and lynchings. while, via large use of pioneer newspaper documents, courtroom files, and formerly unpublished illustrations, it shatters previous myths and demonstrates the general effectiveness of the legal justice approach in outdated California. For real Americana, Badge and Buckshot isn't really to be missed.

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Download E-books Generous Enemies: Patriots and Loyalists in Revolutionary New York (Early American Studies) PDF

By Judith L. Van Buskirk

In July 1776, the ultimate staff of greater than a hundred thirty ships of the Royal military sailed into the waters surrounding long island urban, marking the beginning of 7 years of British career that spanned the yank Revolution. What army and political leaders characterised as an impenetrable "Fortress Britannia"—a bastion of sturdy competition to the yankee cause—was truly very different.

As Judith L. Van Buskirk finds, the army standoff produced civilian groups that have been compelled to function in shut, sustained proximity, each one trying out the boundaries of political and army authority. Conflicting loyalties blurred relationships among the 2 facets: John Jay, a delegate to the Continental Congresses, had a brother whose political loyalties leaned towards the Crown, whereas one of many daughters of Continental military basic William Alexander lived in occupied big apple urban along with her husband, a fashionable Loyalist. certainly, the feel of way of life through the Revolution was once even more complicated than historians have recognized.

Generous Enemies demanding situations many long-held assumptions approximately wartime event through the American Revolution through demonstrating that groups conventionally depicted as antagonistic competitors have been, in truth, in common touch. residing in sincerely delineated zones of army occupation—the British occupying the islands of latest York Bay and the americans within the surrounding countryside—the humans of the hot York urban sector usually reached throughout army strains to assist family and friends contributors, pay social calls, behavior enterprise, or pursue a greater existence. interpreting the stream of Loyalist and insurgent households, British and American infantrymen, unfastened blacks, slaves, and businessmen, Van Buskirk indicates how own issues frequently triumphed over political ideology.

Making use of kin letters, diaries, memoirs, soldier pensions, Loyalist claims, committee and church files, and newspapers, this compelling social heritage tells the tale of the yank Revolution with a richness of human detail.

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Download E-books The New Metaphysicals: Spirituality and the American Religious Imagination PDF

By Courtney Bender

American spirituality—with its specialize in person that means, adventure, and exploration—is often considered a made from the postmodern period. yet, as The New Metaphysicals makes transparent, modern American spirituality has old roots within the 19th century and very much in universal with conventional non secular pursuits. To discover this international, Courtney Bender combines study into the background of the flow with fieldwork in Cambridge, Massachusetts—a key website of other spiritual inquiry from Emerson and William James to at the present time. via her ethnographic research, Bender discovers concentrate on the hot, on growth, and at the manner non secular ideals intersect with technological know-how obscures the ancient roots of spirituality from its practitioners and people who learn it alike—and form a permanent set of contemporary non secular percentages within the procedure.

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Download E-books Flowing Through Time: A History of the Lower Chattahoochee River (Chattahoochee Valley Legacy) PDF

This good-looking, illustrated publication chronicles the background of the decrease Chattahoochee River and the folks who lived alongside its banks from prehistoric Indian payment to the current day.

 

In hugely available, lively prose, Lynn Willoughby takes readers down the decrease Chattahoochee River and during the centuries. in this trip, the writer starts by means of reading the 1st encounters among local american citizens and ecu explorers and the foreign contest for keep watch over of the sector within the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.Throughout the e-book can pay specific cognizance to the Chattahoochee's an important function within the fiscal improvement of the world. within the early to mid-nineteenth century--the starting of the age of the steamboat and a interval of fast progress for cities alongside the river--the river used to be an enormous waterway for the cotton exchange. The centrality of the river to trade is exemplified through the Confederacy's efforts to guard it from Federal forces throughout the Civil warfare. as soon as railroads and highways took where of river trip, the industrial value of the river shifted to the construction of dams and tool vegetation. This accordingly ended in the growth of the fabric undefined. within the final 3 many years, the river has been the focal point of environmental issues and the topic of "water wars" as a result of the fast development of Atlanta. Written for the armchair historian and the coed, the e-book offers the 1st complete social, financial, and environmental heritage of this crucial Alabama-Georgia-Florida river. old images and maps aid carry the river's attention-grabbing tale to life.

  

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Download E-books Inside Alabama: A Personal History of My State (Alabama Fire Ant) PDF

By Harvey H. Jackson

An affectionate, irreverent, candid examine the "Heart of Dixie."

This booklet tells Alabama's historical past in a conversational variety with an unapolo-getically subjective procedure. obtainable to normal readers and scholars alike, it recounts the heritage and politics of a nation identified for its colourful previous, informed through one of many state's such a lot famous historians and educators, whose relations got here to the territory prior to statehood. a local and resident Alabamian, Harvey Jackson has spent an entire life gaining knowledge of and attempting to comprehend his kingdom. Expressing deep love for its humans and tradition, he's no much less severe of its shortcomings.

Inside Alabama, because the name implies, provides Jackson's insider's standpoint at the occasions and stipulations that formed modern day Alabama. With humor and candor, he explores the state's cultural, political, and fiscal improvement from prehistoric instances to the dawning of the hot millennium. Mound-builders, Hernando de Soto, William Bartram, purple Sticks, Andy Jackson, Bourbon Democrats, suffragettes, New buyers, Hugo Black, Martin Luther King Jr., George Wallace, Rosa Parks all play colourful components during this renowned historical past. via concentrating on nation politics because the so much obtainable and tangible expression of those shaping forces, Jackson organizes the fourteen chapters chronologically, artfully explaining why the earlier is so vital today.

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Download E-books Islands in the Desert: A History of the Uplands of Southeastern Arizona PDF

By John P. Wilson

Considered from the air, the plains of southeastern Arizona seem to be dotted through a sequence of islands within the barren region. those mountain levels, none longer than thirty miles and few larger than 9,000 ft, have witnessed non-stop career for over 11,000 years. The human background of those upland components from the 1530s to the Nineteen Thirties is engagingly advised during this quantity.

The wasteland and mountain levels of southeastern Arizona are associated with a few pivotal old occasions: Coronado's look for the fabled wealth of Cibola; the raids by means of Chiricahua Indians led through Cochise and Geronimo; the doubtless unending cycle of mining booms and busts that ended in fortunes made and misplaced; and border clashes through the Mexican Revolution. these kind of customary occasions are informed on the subject of clean details. furthermore, this publication deals a heritage of the upland sector based on keep watch over and use of the land, together with chapters on mining, logging, ranching, farming, and tourism.

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Download E-books Global Trade and Visual Arts in Federal New England (New England in the World) PDF

A hugely unique and much-needed assortment that explores the influence of Asian and Indian Ocean exchange at the paintings and aesthetic sensibilities of latest England port cities within the overdue eighteenth and early 19th centuries. This assorted, interdisciplinary quantity provides to our knowing of visible representations of monetary and cultural alterations in New England because the sector emerged as an international buying and selling heart, coming into the hugely prized East Indies trades. analyzing a large choice of commodities and types together with ceramics, textiles, engravings, work, structure, and gardens, the individuals spotlight New Englanders’ imperial targets in a much wider world.

This booklet will entice a wide viewers of historians and scholars of yank visible paintings, in addition to students and scholars of good and ornamental arts.

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