Taste the dust of the road and feel the wind in your face as you travel with a Kentucky family by wagon train to the new territory of Kansas in 1854.
Find out what it was like for the thousands of families who made the cross-country journey into the unknown.
In this first book of the Trail of Thread series; in the form of letters she wrote on the journey, Deborah Pieratt describes the scenery, the everyday events on the trail, and the task of taking care of her family. Stories of humor and despair, along with her ongoing remarks about camping, cooking, and quilting on the wagon trail make you feel as if you pulled up stakes and are traveling with the Pieratt’s, too.
But hints of the brewing trouble ahead plagued them along the way as people questions their motive for settling in the new territory. If they are from the South, why don’t they have slaves with them? Would the Pieratt’s vote for or against legal slavery in the new state? Though Deborah does not realize it, her letters show how this trip affected her family for generations to come.
This historical fiction series is based on author Linda K. Hubalek's ancestors who traveled from Kentucky to Kansas in 1854. Twelve old quilt patterns are mentioned in the letters, and the sketched designs are in the back of the book for reference.
The Gratitude Journal
How to Keep a Gratitude Journal and Experience Great Improvement of Your Life: 10 Useful Tips
We say “thank you” many times a day without actually meaning it. The response has become automatic, expected even, without actually acknowledging the reasons. For American's the dedicated “Thanksgiving Day” has even now become just another holiday to eat to excess and relax without the majority really displaying any thankfulness for the bounty in their lives.
Do you have a warm place to sleep? Food? How about a family or friends that care for you? Rather than being thankful for just having the latest tech there are probably plenty of things in your life that you should be thankful for everyday and don't realize. A gratitude journal is a tangible way of always having a reminder about the things you are thankful for in your life. This book intends on giving you both a lesson in gratitude and the tools to create your own journal. So whenever you feel down, turn a page and remember that maybe life isn't so bad.
Here is what you will learn after reading this book:
-Why living a life of gratitude can make you happier
-The science of gratitude
-How to include gratitude in your life
-How to write a gratitude journal
-Will a journal work for me?
>TV/film rights to Eve’s canon of work were recently sold to Tristar (Sony) TV, on behalf of Elizabeth Cantilon and Amy Pascal, for a planned TV series> The Eve Babitz resurgence remains in high gear with tons of media coverage for the reissue of her classic Eve’s Hollywood and Slow Days, Fast Company> With the recent reissue of Eve Babitz’s via the New York Review of Books, there has been an immense amount of coverage on the author from publications such as New York Magazine’s The Cut, Vanity Fair, The Paris Review, and more
This is a fascinating window on the life and times of a banker in a bygone age. It is a mosaic of privilege, adventure, romance and dedication against a background of the rarefied world of international finance. A de facto conquest of Mt Everest, throwing a General across a room, a Hong Kong typhoon and civil unrest, are just some of the authors experiences. HSBC is singled out for the highest praise as a financial institution, yet the Bank is also exposed as a long service pension confiscator, attracting widespread condemnation. Generously illustrated, the apt juxtaposition of Shakespearean quotes adds a theatrical dimension to the story.
This unique collection consists of the most influential narratives of former slaves, including numerous recorded testimonies, life stories and original photos of former slaves long after Civil War:
Recorded Life Stories of Former Slaves from 17 different US States
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
12 Years a Slave (Solomon Northup)
The Underground Railroad
Harriet Jacobs: The Moses of Her People
Up From Slavery (Booker T. Washington)
The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of Slave!
The Confessions of Nat Turner
Narrative of Sojourner Truth
The History of Mary Prince
Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (William & Ellen Craft)
Thirty Years a Slave (Louis Hughes)
Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Behind The Scenes: 30 Years a Slave & 4 Years in the White House (Elizabeth Keckley)
Father Henson's Story of His Own Life (Josiah Henson)
Fifty Years in Chains (Charles Ball)
Twenty-Two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman (Austin Steward)
Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb
The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave
The Story of Mattie J. Jackson (L. S. Thompson)
A Slave Girl's Story (Kate Drumgoold)
From the Darkness Cometh the Light (Lucy A. Delaney)
Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy, a Slave in the United States of America
Narrative of Joanna
Life of Henry Box Brown, Who Escaped in a 3x2 Feet Box
Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley
Sketches of the Life of Joseph Mountain
The History of the Abolition of African Slave-Trade
History of American Abolitionism from 1787-1861
Pictures of Slavery in Church and State
Report of the Proceedings at the Examination of Charles G. Davis, Esq., on the Charge of Aiding and Abetting in the Rescue of a Fugitive Slave
Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases
The Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act
Civil Rights Act of 1866
In the early 1970s, Katharine Graham was one of the most powerful women on earth. The publisher of the Washington Post, she published the Pentagon Papers, which shed light on the darkest corners of the war in Vietnam, and she oversaw the investigation into Watergate that would bring down President Richard Nixon. Her story is one of the greatest triumphs in the history of American journalism, but she may have had a secret ally: the Central Intelligence Agency. In this stunning biography, veteran reporter Deborah Davis unearths the truth about the Washington Post and the family that ran it.
Upon the first printing of Katharine the Great, the original publisher pulled the book under pressure from Katharine Graham and her editor-in-chief, Benjamin Bradlee, who demanded that it be destroyed. Nothing in the book was ever disproven, and it stands today as a testament to dogged reporting and the unmatched power of the intelligence community.
Don't miss the new Steven Spielberg film, The Post, starring Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham and Tom Hanks as Benjamin Bradlee.
'Divorced, beheaded, died,
Divorced, beheaded, survived.'
– Rhyme describing the fates of Henry VIII’s wives
Beginning with the victory of Henry Tudor over Richard III at Bosworth Field in 1485, and ending with the death of the childless Elizabeth I in 1603 following a 45-year reign, the Tudor dynasty marks a period in British history where England was transformed from a minor medieval kingdom to a preeminent European power on the verge of empire.
Yet this period of great upheaval had a dark side: Henry VIII’s notorious break with the Roman Catholic Church and his divorce or execution of four of his six wives; the sad story of teenaged Lady Jane Grey, who was monarch for just nine days before being executed in favor of the Catholic Mary I; and Queen Elizabeth I, who defeated the Spanish Armada, suppressed the Irish rebellion, and sponsored pirates and slave traders in the quest for new territories in America.
Illustrated with 180 photographs, paintings, and illustrations, Dark History of the Tudors is a fascinating, accessible account of the murder, adultery, and religious turmoil that characterized England’s most infamous royal dynasty.
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