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A High Private in the Rear Rank By Leroy E. Parkins
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Although Theodore Parkins never thought of his time on earth as anything but the life he’d set out to build for himself and his family, it quickly took on the twists and turns of an... More > extraordinary destiny. Hi son, Leroy Parkins, tells his father's story with love and admiration, and takes us from the rugged youth of an illiterate Illinois farmer to the ranks of the Union Army during the Civil War. Theodore survived the jagged blows of war and a Confederate prison camp only to face the uneven adventures of a pioneer traveling with oxen, wagon, wife and baby to the Iowa frontier. A jack of all trades, he also applied his considerable skill to the railroad construction race crisscrossing the country. His fearless zest for life never ceases to astound in these recollections blending personal history with some of the most profound events that forged the still-young United States History. A uniquely American tale.< Less
The Young Berringtons: The Boy Explorers By William Henry Giles Kingston
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: William Henry Giles Kingston (28 February 1814 – 5 August... More > 1880), often credited as W. H. G. Kingston, was an English writer of boys' adventure novels.William Henry Giles Kingston was born in Harley Street, London on 28 February 1814. He was the eldest son of Lucy Henry Kingston (d.1852) and his wife Frances Sophia Rooke (b.1789), daughter of Sir Giles Rooke, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Kingston's paternal grandfather John Kingston (1736-1820) was a Member of Parliament who staunchly supported the Abolition of the Slave Trade, despite having a plantation in Demerara. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Giles_Kingston< Less
The Spell of the White Sturgeon By Jim Kjelgaard
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: James Arthur Kjelgaard (December 6, 1910 – July 12, 1959)... More > was an American author of young adult literature.Born in New York City, New York, Jim Kjelgaard is the author of more than forty novels, the most famous of which is 1945's Big Red. It sold 225,000 copies by 1956 and was made into a 1962 Walt Disney film with the same title, Big Red. His books were primarily about dogs and wild animals, often with animal protagonists and told from the animal's point of view. Kjelgaard also wrote short fiction for several magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Argosy, and Adventure. Jim Kjelgaard committed suicide in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1959, after suffering for several years from chronic pain and depression. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Kjelgaard< Less
The Scalp Hunters By Mayne Reid
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Thomas Mayne Reid (April 4, 1818 – October 22, 1883), was a... More > Scots-Irish American novelist. "Captain" Reid wrote many adventure novels akin to those written by Frederick Marryat and Robert Louis Stevenson. He was a great admirer of Lord Byron. These novels contain action that takes place primarily in untamed settings: the American West, Mexico, South Africa, the Himalayas, and Jamaica.Reid was born in Ballyroney, a small hamlet near Katesbridge, County Down, in the north of Ireland, the son of Rev. Thomas Mayne Reid Sr., who was a senior clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. His father wanted him to become a Presbyterian minister, so in September 1834 he enrolled at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Mayne_Reid< Less
The Widowmaker By Jeffrey Galli
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Wyoming Territory, 1880. Tom Keene, former lawman turned bounty hunter, has set aside his dangerous past to try his hand at ranching a quarter section of rangeland outside the sleepy frontier town... More > of Eden. But he soon discovers that his paradise is overrun with snakes—the two-legged variety.< Less
Afar in the Forest By William Henry Giles Kingston
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: William Henry Giles Kingston (28 February 1814 – 5 August... More > 1880), often credited as W. H. G. Kingston, was an English writer of boys' adventure novels.William Henry Giles Kingston was born in Harley Street, London on 28 February 1814. He was the eldest son of Lucy Henry Kingston (d.1852) and his wife Frances Sophia Rooke (b.1789), daughter of Sir Giles Rooke, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Kingston's paternal grandfather John Kingston (1736-1820) was a Member of Parliament who staunchly supported the Abolition of the Slave Trade, despite having a plantation in Demerara. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Giles_Kingston< Less
Away in the Wilderness By R. M. (Robert Michael) Ballantyne
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Robert Michael Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February... More > 1894) was a Scottish author of juvenile fiction who wrote more than 100 books. He was also an accomplished artist, and exhibited some of his water-colours at the Royal Scottish Academy.Ballantyne was born in Edinburgh on 24 April 1825, the ninth of ten children and the youngest son, to Alexander Thomson Ballantyne (1776–1847) and his wife Anne (1786–1855). Alexander was a newspaper editor and printer in the family firm of "Ballantyne & Co" based at Paul's Works on the Canongate, and Robert's uncle James Ballantyne (1772–1833) was the printer for Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. In 1832-33 the family is known to have been living at 20 Fettes Row, in the northern New Town of Edinburgh. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._M._Ballantyne< Less
but now I see By Cliff Woffenden
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“but now I see” is a story of an ordinary man who has not one but a series of extraordinary events occur that not only alter his life but the course of history as well. Beyond the... More > boundaries of conventional thought, he discovers a new reality more suited to the true nature of his spirit. “but now I see” challenges our orthodox views of who we are, what the Earth is, where we came from and where we are going. It paints two separate pictures of our future; one grim and the other exceptional. It begs the question “Who and where do I want to be when I grow up?” Humanity is at once at a crossroad in our evolution and on the threshold of a new frontier of human discovery. It has been argued that space or the oceans of Earth are the next frontiers of human discovery. “but now I see” proposes that this new frontier lies within the human soul; within our beliefs and perceptions of reality.< Less
but now I see By Cliff Woffenden
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“but now I see” is a story of an ordinary man who has not one but a series of extraordinary events occur that not only alter his life but the course of history as well. Beyond the... More > boundaries of conventional thought, he discovers a new reality more suited to the true nature of his spirit. “but now I see” challenges our orthodox views of who we are, what the Earth is, where we came from and where we are going. It paints two separate pictures of our future; one grim and the other exceptional. It begs the question “Who and where do I want to be when I grow up?” Humanity is at once at a crossroad in our evolution and on the threshold of a new frontier of human discovery. It has been argued that space or the oceans of Earth are the next frontiers of human discovery. “but now I see” proposes that this new frontier lies within the human soul; within our beliefs and perceptions of reality.< Less
But Now I See: A Novel: Reality Is in the Eye of the Beholder By Cliff Woffenden
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"but now I see" is a story of an ordinary man who has not one but a series of extraordinary events occur that not only alter his life but the course of history as well. Beyond the... More > boundaries of conventional thought, he discovers a new reality more suited to the true nature of his spirit. "but now I see" challenges our orthodox views of who we are, what the Earth is, where we came from and where we are going. It paints two separate pictures of our future; one grim and the other exceptional. It begs the question "Who and where do I want to be when I grow up " Humanity is at once at a crossroad in our evolution and on the threshold of a new frontier of human discovery. It has been argued that space or the oceans of Earth are the next frontiers of human discovery. "but now I see" proposes that this new frontier lies within the human soul; within our beliefs and perceptions of reality.< Less

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