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FLORENCE HARRISON: A Case of Mistaken Identity By Sandy Hargrove
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The biographies of two early 20th Century English artists known as Florence Harrison are presented. "Emma" Florence Harrison was identified as the Blackie illustrator responsible for... More > colorful Pre-Raphaelite, children, and fairy pictures in over 100 books. The real artist was Florence "Susan" Harrison. This REVISED EDITION corrects errors, adds new information & pictures (especially a newly discovered one of Florence Susan Harrison), new maps, and an index. These two lady artists were about 20 years apart in age and came from different economic and social classes. The purpose of this book is to compare and contrast their stories in order to correct the record and clear up this case of mistaken identity.< Less
The Eagle Ford: A Partly Factual and Occasionally True Memoir from the Oilfields of South Texas and Northern Mexico By Brandon Seale
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In South Texas and northern Mexico, the Eagle Ford play has brought the oil and gas industry to the forefront of people’s minds. Yet outsiders find it hard to see the industry sympathetically,... More > because they so rarely see the people that inhabit it. The collection offers a vivid picture of life and people in the industry and includes short stories (some fictional, some not) about gun battles with Mexican cartels, songs without music masquerading as poems, and essays on the oil and gas business and the larger-than-life personalities in it.< Less
Bassler - Schwind Ancestry By Mia and John (Bob) Bassler
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Mia and John spent several years chasing Mia's genealogy 'bug'; writing to sources in English, German and French, traveling to Europe, researching in dark church basements and city archives, digging... More > through microfiche, reviewing ship manifests, censuses, translating old German script, and visiting graveyards to locate, decipher, and assemble the pieces to a puzzle that was very near and dear to Mia's heart. It was Mia's wish to present and distribute this book on a visit to Iowa in the fall of 2013. She talked about making that trip several times, but that was not in God's plans. Mia's wishes were that this not be published or copied to any public forum, but kept within the family. We finished the last content edit a month before she died.< Less
The Story of My Boyhood and Youth By John Muir
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A fascinating autobiography of John Muir (1838–1914)—founder and first president of the Sierra Club, America’s oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental... More > organization. This engrossing and highly personal work tells of his early years in his native Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, his stern Scottish religious upbringing, and his first forays into the study of nature—and then the announcement by his father that the family was emigrating to America. Having been transplanted to the New World at the age of 11, Muir describes how he helped his family create a new life in Wisconsin. When not working as a farm laborer, he self-educated himself and invented all manner of clock and calendar-based devices, for which he quickly won great renown throughout the state. At the age of 22, without ever having completed formal schooling, Muir enrolled at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, paying his own way for several years and studying botany and chemistry.< Less