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The Book for Every Girls By George F. Butler
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Her name was Elsie and she was asleep in a cozy nook in the woods, which was the beginning of it all. Many strange things may happen to a little girl who falls asleep in the woods, but there... More > never happened to any other little girl, either asleep or awake, in the woods or at home, a more important thing than that which had its start for Elsie while she lay there under the green boughs beside a bubbling spring of crystal-clear water, the scent of pines and flowers sweetening the still air. A robin redbreast whistled melodiously for “rain, rain, rain,” and the cows in the pasture, who do not like rain as well as they do sunshine, lifted up their voices in protest, calling “oo-oo-ohh! moo-oo-hh! noo-oo-hh!” as if they were trying to say “no, no, no!” and could not speak the English language well. It was a peaceful woodland scene, a scene into which, if you were awake, you would expect that a railroad train would be about the last thing that could possibly enter.< Less
Grandma and Grandpa Moody By Stanley Stark
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This is the story of Howard and Ella Moody. Ella asked her father to send her away to be a servant girl, because she didn't like the girl he had hired to be a servant in their home, Ella left her... More > servant home to work as a cannery worker in Main. She married Howard Moody, and they went west to San Francisco, then north to Eureka, California. Howard homesteaded a ranch in the mountains of Humboldt and Trinity Counties near Alderpoint. Howard worked for the Northwestern Pacific Railroad during its heyday, cleaning up slides and repairing track from the floods of the Eel River. On his days off he built his ranch, and Howard and Ella raised eleven children in those mountains. The children rode the trains to high school. Ella moved to Eureka after Howard was killed in a train accident and lived in a little house across Glatt Street from Sequoia Park. Her grandchildren loved to play in the park among the giant redwood trees.< Less
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Just to Be Free: Searching for Hope in a Death Sentence By Willie Green et al.
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Willie Green grew up in Canton, Mississippi, and he never saw any white people unless he went across the railroad tracks. But his mother’s best friend was white, and whenever they met, they... More > pressed their hands together. This simple act showed him that everyone could get along—something that would stay with him when the Civil Rights Movement swept through the nation. But after helping a cousin move his things out of a girlfriend’s place—things that in fact, belonged to her—Green was arrested for burglary. When that same girl ended up dead, he was convicted of murder. He’d end up spending twenty-five years in prison—most of them in San Quentin—after a witness who had been high on cocaine and pressured by police blamed him for the crime. Green would not be freed until 2008, after the witness set the record straight. He looks back on a life defined by unexpected turns, race relations, his despair while on death row, and how he found hope and freedom in Just to Be Free.< Less
The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie By Andrew Carnegie
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Of the many 'rags to riches' stories in US history, Andrew Carnegie's is one of the most fascinating. After immigrating from Scotland when he was a child, he worked his way up through a telegraph... More > company, and with sheer determination and hard work, his investments in the railroads and steel made him one of the richest man in the world. This story wouldn't be so interesting if he'd died with all of his loot: before he kicked the bucket he had given away 90% of his money. His philanthropy funded thousands of libraries, music halls and parks that were free to the public. Super-rich computer moguls today are left with this legacy, and it seems like Bill Gates and Paul Allen are following his lead. But even average business-minded folks today can read Carnegie's autobiography for such a takeaway. Here is a look into the life and mind of one of history's richest men-in both wealth and character.< Less
Memoir Of A Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor II By Michael House
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After you get revenge on the lie of your grandmother, who thinks you'll quit school and work for her husband if she has everybody tell you the promise was a dream on your 16th birthday? I was... More > railroaded by my deceptive church secretary grandmother. She laughed so loud at my sixteenth birthday party when I asked where my key was. she said the promise was a dream. Getting revenge twenty three months later, I returned 6 month coma, nerve damage, traumatic brain injury, shunt, crushed facial bones, brain surgery, lung tap, stomach tap, & broke bones on my left side and 5 blood clots in my brain. My little brother, Justin, and Dad, Tony House, were dealing with the wrong drug dealers, who killed Dad in Winder, Georgia—January sixteen, nineteen ninety nine—and Justin in Butler, Tennessee—February twenty-eight, two thousand six.< Less
Autobiographical Memorys By Lee Thomas
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Lee S. Thomas spent his seventh birthday, in February 5 1891, watching the Spokane Falls from the immigrant car of the trans-continental railroad. The next day, his family settled in Washington... More > State, where his father worked as a schoolteacher, after building the schoolhouse. In spring 1899, at the age of 15, Lee quit school, and started working as a skid greaser for a logging team. After his house burned to the ground at the age of 33, he moved with his bride and two-year-old daughter to Stockton, California, where his mechanical skills earned him a living as a carpenter, as a caterpillar driver, as the pilot of a passenger ferry and a freight barge, then finally, for seven years, as the foreman of a crew plowing and harvesting land in the swampy “tule” islands of the San Joaquin river Delta. In 1936, “we moved to Kent, near Seattle, with our accumulated household stuff in an ox-car and the old Holt 75 on a flat car.” This autobiography was written 1946, typed 1970, digitized 2018.< Less
Never Say Can't By Tom Baker
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Orville E. Dickerhoof was born before the Wright brothers flew their first airplane and lived to see a man walk on the moon. His own adventures began when he bought a Curtiss Jenny biplane in 1922... More > and restored it to flying condition. He barnstormed around the midwest in a variety of airplanes, offering rides and participating in aerial circus acts. When he wasn't flying, he worked on the railroad. During his aviation years, he survived a number of mishaps and crashes, and became acquainted with some of the most famous fliers of aviation's Golden Age. In his 90s, at the end of a full life, and still retaining a sharp memory, Dickerhoof related his memoirs to Tom Baker, who wrote them down and added some historical context to create this book. Photographs and letters from Dickerhoof's scrapbook help to illuminate life in rural and small-town America during the time when great locomotives thundered across the prairies and the first airplanes took to the sky.< Less
Never Say Can't By Tom Baker
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Orville E. Dickerhoof was born before the Wright brothers flew their first airplane and lived to see a man walk on the moon. His own adventures began when he bought a Curtiss Jenny biplane in 1922... More > and restored it to flying condition. He barnstormed around the midwest in a variety of airplanes, offering rides and participating in aerial circus acts. When he wasn't flying, he worked on the railroad. During his aviation years, he survived a number of mishaps and crashes, and became acquainted with some of the most famous fliers of aviation's Golden Age. In his 90s, at the end of a full life, and still retaining a sharp memory, Dickerhoof related his memoirs to Tom Baker, who wrote them down and added some historical context to create this book. Photographs and letters from Dickerhoof's scrapbook help to illuminate life in rural and small-town America during the time when great locomotives thundered across the prairies and the first airplanes took to the sky.< Less
Never Say Can't By Tom Baker
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Orville E. Dickerhoof was born before the Wright brothers flew their first airplane and lived to see a man walk on the moon. His own adventures began when he bought a Curtiss Jenny biplane in 1922... More > and restored it to flying condition. He barnstormed around the midwest in a variety of airplanes, offering rides and participating in aerial circus acts. When he wasn't flying, he worked on the railroad. During his aviation years, he survived a number of mishaps and crashes, and became acquainted with some of the most famous fliers of aviation's Golden Age. In his 90s, at the end of a full life, and still retaining a sharp memory, Dickerhoof related his memoirs to Tom Baker, who wrote them down and added some historical context to create this book. Photographs and letters from Dickerhoof's scrapbook help to illuminate life in rural and small-town America during the time when great locomotives thundered across the prairies and the first airplanes took to the sky.< Less

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