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Lizzie And The Prairie Fire

Lizzie and the Prairie Fire PDF
Author: Gail Wood
Publisher: White Mane Pub
ISBN: 9781572493810
Size: 54.17 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 115
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In 1892, Lizzie Lipinski comes to appreciate her quiet life in a midwestern sod house when the excitement she has yearned for appears as a wall of raging flames sweeping the prairie.

The Edge Of Time

The Edge of Time PDF
Author: Loula Grace Erdman
Publisher: TCU Press
ISBN: 9780875650319
Size: 71.49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 281
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A Literary History Of Iowa

A Literary History of Iowa PDF
Author: Clarence A. Andrews
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587290081
Size: 56.17 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 301
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Originally published in 1972, A Literary History of Iowa, which features writers published in book form between 1856 and the late 1960s, returns to print. One of Iowa's native sons, Ellis Parker Butler, once said that in Iowa 12 dollars were spent for fertilizer each time a dollar was spent for literature. Many readers will be surprised to learn from this book the extent of Iowa's distinguished literary past---the many prizes and praise received by her authors. To those already familiar with Iowa's credits, A Literary History of Iowa will be a nostalgic and informative delight. During the 1920s and 1930s, Iowa had good claim to recognition as the literary capital of the country. Clarence Andrews says that as he grew up he knew a host of Iowa writers. "I also knew that Iowa was winning a diproportionate share of the Pulitzer Prizes---Hamlin Garland, Margaret Wilson, Susan Glaspell, Frank Luther Mott, "Ding" Darling, Clark Mollenhoff. It was winning its share or more of prizes offered by publishers---and its authors' books were being selected as Book-of-the-Month and Literary Guild books. I knew too about Carl Van Vechten as part of that avant-garde group of midwest exiles---including Fitzgerald, Anderson, and Hemingway."A Literary History of Iowa looks at Iowans who knew and cared for the state---people who wrote poetry, plays, musical plays, novels, and short stories about Iowa subjects, Iowa ideas, Iowa people. These writers often have dealt with such themes as the state's history, the rise of technology and its impact on the community, provincialism and exploitation, the problems of personal adjustment, and the family and the community. John T. Frederick, whose own books are paramount in Iowa's literary history, has pointed to Iowa's special contributions to the literature of rural life in saying that no other state can show its portrayal in "fiction so rich, so varied, and so generally sound as can Iowa."

Lizzie

Lizzie PDF
Author: Rosey Messing
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780956298089
Size: 65.93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 258
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This is Lizzie's story, told by her in 1979 in her ninety fifth year, as she looks back at her youth in Ireland, her journey to Canada, and her life on the prairie. It is a tale truly of 'out of the frying pan, into the fire'. Lizzie is an historical novel, based on true biographical events from the author's researched family history.

The Rise And Fall Of The Branchhead Boys

The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys PDF
Author: Rob Christensen
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 146965105X
Size: 10.12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Louisiana had the Longs, Virginia had the Byrds, Georgia had the Talmadges, and North Carolina had the Scotts. In this history of North Carolina's most influential political family, Rob Christensen tells the story of the Scotts and how they dominated Tar Heel politics. Three generations of Scotts—W. Kerr Scott, Robert Scott, and Meg Scott Phipps—held statewide office. Despite stereotypes about rural white southerners, the Scotts led a populist and progressive movement strongly supported by rural North Carolinians—the so-called Branchhead Boys, the rural grassroots voters who lived at the heads of tributaries throughout the heart of North Carolina. Though the Scotts held power in various government positions in North Carolina for generations, they were instrumental in their own downfall. From Kerr Scott's regression into reactionary race politics to Meg Scott Phipps's corruption trial and subsequent prison sentence, the Scott family lost favor in their home state, their influence dimmed and their legacy in question. Weaving together interviews from dozens of political luminaries and deep archival research, Christensen offers an engaging and definitive historical account of not only the Scott family's legacy but also how race and populism informed North Carolina politics during the twentieth century.

The History Of Clinton County Iowa

The History of Clinton County  Iowa PDF
Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 43.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Clinton County (Iowa)
Languages : en
Pages : 799
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"Introduces the reader to fractions and decimals."--

Texas Women Writers

Texas Women Writers PDF
Author: Sylvia Ann Grider
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9780890967652
Size: 25.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 461
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Texas Women Writers: A Tradition of Their Own is a sweeping account of a rich yet largely ignored literary history covering over 160 years of women's writing in the Lone Star State. Their writings vary widely in theme, setting, and voice; nevertheless, these writers share a distinct tradition that is in part defined by their isolation due to both geography and gender and is wholly different from that of their male counterparts. The introductory essay by the editors covers the history of women writers in Texas from the pioneers to the postmodernists, providing the context and theme for the survey. Critical-biographical portraits of the lives and careers of individual writers both major and minor follow: from novelists, dramatists, and poets, to writers of short stories, children's books, and creative nonfiction. Other essays examine the developmental history of major genres in the region and chronologically review each generation and the particular challenges of time and place that shaped their work. The careers of African-American and Tejana writers are also examined as part of newly emerging literary traditions.

Leaden Skies

Leaden Skies PDF
Author: Ann Parker
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1615951474
Size: 60.88 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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"Parker is proficient in showing the crossroads between civilization and the frontier, including emerging new roles for women. A cliffhanger ending sets a promising stage for the next installment."—Publishers Weekly It's the summer of 1880, and potential investment in Leadville's silver mines has brought former president and Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant to this city at the top of the Rockies. But others in his retinue and in town have different agendas. Political aspirations fuel the dreams of young John Quincy Adams Wesley and his mother, while itinerant fire insurance mapmaker Cecil Farnesworth struggles against the seductive call of Leadville's red-light district. As part owner of the Silver Queen Saloon, Inez Stannert has often observed the ruination that comes from yielding to temptation. Still, that hasn't stopped her from taking Reverend Justice Sands as her lover. Nor does it stop her from striking a backroom deal with upscale brothel madam Frisco Flo that Inez gambles will make her financially independent. But when the body of one of Flo's women is discovered and Inez learns that Flo has another silent business partner whose identity she will not divulge, Inez begins to have second thoughts. In a race to untangle the dealings of the high and the low during Grant's visit, Inez finds herself facing demons from her past, even as she fights to save her reputation and her life. Silver Rush Mysteries: Silver Lies (Book 1) Iron Ties (Book 2) Leaden Skies (Book 3) Mercury's Rise (Book 4) What Gold Buys (Book 5) A Dying Note (Book 6) Mortal Music (Book 7) Praise for the Silver Rush Mysteries: "Plenty of convincing action bodes well for a long and successful series."—Publishers Weekly STARRED review for Iron Ties "Meticulously researched and full of rich period details...her characters will stay will you long after you've finished the last page. Highly recommended."—TASHA ALEXANDER, New York Times bestselling author for Mortal Music "One of the most authentic and evocative historical series around. Long live Inez!"—RHYS BOWEN, New York Times bestselling author for What Gold Buys Colorado Book Award Finalist