Prairie Bloomin’: The Prairie Blossoms for an Immigrant's Daughter, 1889-1900.
Butter in the Well Series, Book 2 .
Popular Kansas author Linda K. Hubalek continues the story of a Swedish immigrant family featured in the Butter in the Well series with the second book Prairie Bloomin' (formerly titled Prärieblomman).
Prairie Bloomin' features the 1889 to 1900 diary of daughter Alma Swenson, as she grows up on the farm her parents homesteaded.
Even though born on the same farm in two different centuries, Prairie Bloomin’s main character, Alma Swenson Runneberg, and the author shared uncanny similarities while growing up in the Smoky Valley region of central Kansas. Both the third child of their families, they lived in the same house, played in the same yard and worked the same acres until each married and moved off the farm.
“…is a tender and touching diary…Hubalek has succeeded in blowing life into both Alma and the fascinating times she lived through. Hubalek’s books give Swedish-Americans a perspective of the past.” Anders Neumueller, Swedish Press, Vancouver, BC Canada.
“Hubalek takes the reader on a journey to another time and place with this sequel to Butter in the Well. Swedish traditions are intertwined with tidbits from Kansas history in this unique historical diary.” Andrea Glenn, Editor of KANSAS! Magazine.
The best way to hear the story of Raoul Wallenberg is through his own words. Put together from three different collections, Letters and Dispatches is the most thorough book of Wallenberg’s writings and letters. With his disappearance behind the Iron Curtain in January of 1945, he became tragically mysterious. While the story of Wallenberg has been told many times over, the best way we can possibly understand and relate to him is through his written word, which Letters and Dispatches has in full.Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Just as the journalist was so transfixed by the words of the enigmatic vampire penned by Anne Rice, so readers have been fascinated by her works. Born into the vibrant, mystical and deeply historical culture of New Orleans and raised in the Roman Catholic church, Rice has been producing bestsellers since 1976. Long before Angel and Spike, Edward Cullen or Bill Compton, Rice's vampires brought a unique take on the idea of undead bloodsuckers with complex human emotions. Her writing has never shied away from exploring dark places in the human or non-human psyche. Her lush and luxurious way with words brings her characters to life while also reveling in the ornate beauty of the written word.
Rice has also proven that she is capable of writing about more than vampires, with dozens of novels under her belt. Although she has influenced the Gothic subculture, Rice appeals to a broad range of readers, with fans from all walks of life. Her evocative and descriptive prose draws the reader in, weaving a spell as deftly as her supernatural characters.
'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.
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
A New York Times–bestselling journalist traces a string of unsolved murders—and the botched investigation that let the New Bedford Highway Killer walk away. Over the course of seven months in 1988, eleven women disappeared off the streets of New Bedford, Massachusetts, a gloomy, drug-addled coastal town that was once the whaling capital of the world. Nine turned up dead. Two were never found. And the perpetrator remains unknown to this day. How could such a thing happen? How, in what was once one of America’s richest cities, could the authorities let their most vulnerable citizens down this badly? As Carlton Smith, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his coverage of the Green River Killer case, demonstrates in this riveting account, it was the inability of police officers and politicians alike to set aside their personal agendas that let a psychopath off the hook. In Killing Season, Smith takes readers into a close-knit community of working-class men and women, an underworld of prostitution and drug abuse, and the halls of New England law enforcement to tell the story of an epic failure of justice.
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of London's Underground, or as it is affectionately referred to, the Tube. Though this isnt the usual side of the Tube the tourists, travellers and residents see. (Though, of course, they do see a great deal of strangeness in their daily commutes!). This is the real Underground, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of what happens hundreds of metres below millions of London legs from its peculiar past through to its paranormal present and looking forward to its fascinating future. Following on from the bestselling Portico Strangest titles now comes a book devoted to London's globally envied, and much loved, public transport system. Located deep beneath the heart of Greater London, the Underground is awash with more strangeness than you can shake your pre-paid Oyster card at. In 2013 the whole city will be celebrating the Underground's 150th birthday the oldest underground in the world. So, pack up your old kit bag and travel stop-by-stop with us on this strange and fantastic journey along the Northern, Picadilly, Metropolitan, Jubilee, Hammersmith and City and District Line ... and explore the Underground as you've never seen it before. London Underground's Strangest Tales is a treasure trove of the humorous, the odd and the baffling an alternative travel guide to the Underground's best-kept secrets. Read on, if you dare! You have been warned. Word Count: 35,000
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