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The Unseen World: And Other Essays By John Fiske
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John Fiske was born Edmund Fiske Green at Hartford, Connecticut, March 30, 1842. He was the only child of Edmund Brewster Green, of Smyrna, Delaware, and Mary Fiske Bound, of Middletown, Connecticut.... More > His father was editor of newspapers in Hartford, New York City, and Panama, where he died in 1852, and his widow married Edwin W. Stoughton, of New York, in 1855. On the second marriage of his mother, Edmund Fiske Green assumed the name of his maternal great-grandfather, John Fiske. As a child, Fiske exhibited remarkable precocity. He lived at Middletown during childhood, until he entered Harvard. He graduated from Harvard College in 1863 and from Harvard Law School in 1865. He had already admitted to the Suffolk bar in 1864, but never practised law. His career as author began in 1861, with an article on “Mr. Buckle's Fallacies” published in the National Quarterly Review. After that, he was a frequent contributor to American and British periodicals.< Less
Out West with Custer and Crook By Walt Cross
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This is the life story of Colonel Verling K. Hart, a Civil War veteran of the U.S. 19th Infantry who later served with General George Armstrong Custer in the 7th U.S. Cavalry and with the 5th U.S.... More > Cavalry under General George R. Crook. Verling served with Custer and alongside of Lieutenant Henry Moore Harrington in Company C, 7th Cavalry during the 1873 Yellowstone Campaign and in the Black Hills Expedition of 1874. Missing the fight at the Little Big Horn by only a few months, Verling was assigned to the 5th Cavalry. He served under the command of General Crook marching, fighting, and building forts until his death in the line of duty. After Verling's death his widow, Juliet, inherited the town of Buffalo, Wyoming, but she would have to fight for her rights. Although this book stands alone, it also completes Walt Cross' trilogy of the Old West comprised of "Custer's Lost Officer", "From Little Big Horn to the Potomac" and this latest addition.< Less
Man of Two Worlds By Ray Grasshoff
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A frequently unexplored topic in stories of German and other immigrants to America is the effect of their move on friends and family who were left behind. Man of Two Worlds provides significant... More > insights into that issue. In 1854, Wilhelm F. Kempe, 26, and his sister Auguste, 20, left their native Kingdom of Saxony in Europe for a new home in Texas. Remaining in Saxony were their aging, widowed father and a 10-year-old sister and an 8-year-old brother -- people who struggled for decades to reconcile their lives in the Old World with that of their relatives in the New World. Their letters to Wilhelm tell, often painfully, of the emotional toll this disruption took on the lives of family and friends who remained in the Fatherland. As the only connection betwen his family in Europe and his family in America, Wilhelm carried the weight of both. Over half a century he coped with all of their needs, as well as the Civil War and the desires of others who wanted to leave Europe and join him in Texas.< Less
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
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The Prince and the Showgirl (originally called The Sleeping Prince) is a 1957 British-American romantic comedy film starring Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier. Olivier also served as director and... More > producer. The screenplay by Terence Rattigan was based on his 1953 stage play The Sleeping Prince. It was filmed in London.The film is set in London in June 1911. George V will be crowned king on 22 June and in the preceding days many important dignitaries arrive. Among those arriving are the 16-year-old King Nicholas VIII of Carpathia, with his Prince Regent father, Charles, a secondary Prince of Hungary and widower of the Queen of Carpathia.The British government realises that keeping Balkan country Carpathia in the Triple Entente is critical during the rising tensions in Europe. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prince_and_the_Showgirl Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Japanese Spirit By Yoshisaburo Okakura
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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: George Meredith, OM (12 February 1828 – 18 May 1909) was an... More > English novelist and poet of the Victorian era.Meredith was born in Portsmouth, England, a son and grandson of naval outfitters. His mother died when he was five. At the age of 14 he was sent to a Moravian School in Neuwied, Germany, where he remained for two years. He read law and was articled as a solicitor, but abandoned that profession for journalism and poetry. He collaborated with Edward Gryffydh Peacock, son of Thomas Love Peacock in publishing a privately circulated literary magazine, the Monthly Observer. He married Edward Peacock's widowed sister Mary Ellen Nicolls in 1849 when he was twenty-one years old and she was twenty-eight.Meredith collected his early writings, first published in periodicals, in an 1851 volume, Poems. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Meredith< Less
The School for Scandal By Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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The School for Scandal is a play written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. It was first performed in London at Drury Lane Theatre on 8 May 1777.Scene I: Lady Sneerwell, a wealthy young widow, and her... More > hireling Snake discuss her various scandal-spreading plots. Snake asks why she is so involved in the affairs of Sir Peter Teazle, his ward Maria, and Charles and Joseph Surface, two young men under Sir Peter's informal guardianship, and why she has not yielded to the attentions of Joseph, who is highly respectable. Lady Sneerwell confides that Joseph wants Maria, who is an heiress, and that Maria wants Charles. Thus she and Joseph are plotting to alienate Maria from Charles by putting out rumors of an affair between Charles and Sir Peter's new young wife, Lady Teazle. Joseph arrives to confer with Lady Sneerwell. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_School_for_Scandal Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Old Hand Carved Walnut Box By Jim White
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The records in The Old Hand Carved Walnut Box include the Will and Estate Record, probate dates and disbursal Sarah Morgan widow of Squire Boone she married July 23, 1720, several old books dating to... More > 1850, 12 Letters dating to 1741, and family connections to Eighteen specific families plus allied and collateral Surnames, Calloway, Russell, Chartier, Chief Cornstalk, Chief Little Turtle ... far too many to list herein. There are several Court Depositions, much information about the Court Martial of Daniel Boone, three of his Commanding Officers, and never before discovered proofs of various sorts beginning 1718 for Squire, and from birth for Sarah Morgan. This book will challenge honest historians, and people who earn money by promoting the Kentucky Trace Project, and sell books touching people globally honoring a man who should have been hung during the life of James Boone alias Daniel Boone, Murderer of Six men he said were killed by Native Americans. One of his sons murdered two men.< Less
A GOOD DEAL OF STUDYING AND SOME TRACTING By Brenda L. Bradford
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Ephraim Jacob Eliason served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Northwestern States in 1908-1910. His mission experiences are recreated with this collection of... More > entries from his mission journals, the postcard collection he kept and supplemental materials. His mission shaped him through his "good deal of studying" to understand the gospel of Jesus Christ and "some tracting" to spread the good word of the gospel. His mission was full of hard work and sacrifice and personal loss as his widowed mother died while he was serving. He returned home, but eventually returned to the mission field to complete a full two-years mission. This book also contains post-mission life and his courtship and marriage to Lois Hattie Robison. Her personal history documents and photos are included. Their granddaughter, Brenda L. Bradford, found all these materials in her parent's home and has compiled them into a readable history and tribute< Less
"A GOOD DEAL OF STUDYING AND SOME TRACTING" By Brenda L Bradford
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Ephraim Jacob Eliason served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Northwestern States in 1908-1910. His mission experiences are recreated with this collection of... More > entries from his mission journals, the postcard collection he kept and supplemental materials. His mission shaped him through his "good deal of studying" to understand the gospel of Jesus Christ and "some tracting" to spread the good word of the gospel. His mission was full of hard work and sacrifice and personal loss as his widowed mother died while he was serving. He returned home, but eventually returned to the mission field to complete a full two-years mission. This book also contains post-mission life and his courtship and marriage to Lois Hattie Robison. Her personal history documents and photos are included. Their granddaughter, Brenda L. Bradford, found all these materials in her parent's home and has compiled them into a readable history and tribute.< Less
Man of Two Worlds By Ray Grasshoff
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A frequently unexplored topic in stories of German and other immigrants to America is the effect of their move on friends and family who were left behind. Man of Two Worlds provides significant... More > insights into that issue. In 1854, Wilhelm F. Kempe, 26, and his sister Auguste, 20, left their native Kingdom of Saxony in Europe for a new home in Texas. Remaining in Saxony were their aging, widowed father and a 10-year-old sister and an 8-year-old brother -- people who struggled for decades to reconcile their lives in the Old World with that of their relatives in the New World. Their letters to Wilhelm tell, often painfully, of the emotional toll this disruption took on the lives of family and friends who remained in the Fatherland. As the only connection betwen his family in Europe and his family in America, Wilhelm carried the weight of both. Over half a century he coped with all of their needs, as well as the Civil War and the desires of others who wanted to leave Europe and join him in Texas.< Less

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