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📒Abilene Stories ✍ Glenn Dromgoole
📝Abilene Stories Book Synopsis : Although Abilene has long lived in the shadows of the literary limelight, it has not been for a lack of good writing, good writers, and interesting stories. Now coming out of the shadows, "Abilene Stories: From Then to Now" offers a community scrapbook, a gathering of the civic congregation where more than a hundred friends have stopped by for a visit. The laughter is heavy and the smiles broad as stories are told and memories jogged. Pull up a chair next to Katharyn Duff as she shares a few historical chestnuts. Give your attention to Miss Tommie Clack for a ringside seat to the past. Step into the poetry of those who know this place well and a few who just observed it in passing. Appreciate the sharp insight of Pulitzer-nominated Frank Grimes, and listen for the personal element which A.C. Greene wove into nearly all of his writings. The collection begins with stories from before Abilene was Abilene and proceeds chronologically and topically to the present day with such pieces as "Let Them Eat Cactus," "A Hanging in Abilene," "Too Much Jazz and Not Enough Jesus," "How Camp Barkeley Shaped Abilene," "Alligator on the Loose," "Howitzer on the Hill," "Circlin' Mack's," "The Crape Myrtle Sex Scandal," and "The Last Day at Harold's." If Abilene is your hometown, or ever has been--that place where you feel completely comfortable, where you know the routine and breathe easy, where the sunset is a familiar hue--"Abilene Stories: From Then to Now" is an invitation to sit down and spend a little time in what A. C. Greene called "The Village of My Heart."
📒Stories Of Old Time Oklahoma ✍ David Dary
📝Stories of Old Time Oklahoma Book Synopsis : Do you know how Oklahoma came to have a panhandle? Did you know that Washington Irving once visited what is now Oklahoma? Can you name the official state rock, or list the courses in the official state meal? The answers to these questions, and others you may not have thought to ask, can be found in this engaging collection of tales by renowned journalist-historian David Dary. Most of the stories gathered here first appeared as newspaper articles during the state centennial in 2007. For this volume Dary has revised and expanded them—and added new ones. He begins with an overview of Oklahoma’s rich and varied history and geography, describing the origins of its trails, rails, and waterways and recounting the many tales of buried treasure that are part of Oklahoma lore. But the heart of any state is its people, and Dary introduces us to Oklahomans ranging from Indian leaders Quanah Parker and Satanta, to lawmen Bass Reeves and Bill Tilghman, to twentieth-century performing artists Woody Guthrie, Will Rogers, and Gene Autry. Dary also writes about forts and stagecoaches, cattle ranching and oil, outlaws and lawmen, inventors and politicians, and the names and pronunciation of Oklahoma towns. And he salutes such intellectual and artistic heroes as distinguished teacher and writer Angie Debo and artist and educator Oscar Jacobson, one of the first to focus world attention on Indian art. Reading this book is like listening to a knowledgeable old-timer regale his audience with historical anecdotes, “so it was said” tall tales, and musings on what it all means. Whether you’re a native of the Sooner State or a newcomer, you are sure to learn much from these accounts of the people, places, history, and folklore of Oklahoma.
📒Lost Abilene ✍ Jack E. North
📝Lost Abilene Book Synopsis : In 1881, the Texas & Pacific Railroad described Abilene as the "Future Great City of the West." While the train line was laying rails west out of Fort Worth, a group of ranchers, wanting the new town to become a prominent cattle-shipping point, selected the name Abilene after Abilene, Kansas, which was a main cattle-shipping town in the 1870s. With the arrival of the railroad to Abilene, this part of Texas opened up for settlement. Families rushed to establish the town and set up new businesses, but it was the military coming to Abilene that really made the city's population explode. Lost Abilene documents the early homes, businesses, schools, and entertainment that helped shape the city.
📒Ghost Stories Of The Medical Profession ✍ Antonio Garcez
📝Ghost Stories of the Medical Profession Book Synopsis : A collection of first hand interviews with various medical professionals who have seen or experienced paranormal activity, spirits or ghosts associated with their places of employment and professions.
📒Experiencing America S Story Through Fiction ✍ Hilary Susan Crew
📝Experiencing America s Story through Fiction Book Synopsis : Historical fiction helps young adults imagine the past through the lives and relationships of its protagonists, putting them at the center of fascinating times and places--and the new Common Core Standards allow for use of novels alongside textbooks for teaching history. Perfect for classroom use and YA readers’ advisory, Crew’s book highlights more than 150 titles of historical fiction published since 2000 that are appropriate for seventh to twelfth graders. Choosing award-winners as well as novels which have been well-reviewed in Booklist, The Horn Book,Multicultural Review, History Teach, Journal of American History, and other periodicals, this resource assists librarians and educators bySpotlighting novels with a multiplicity of voices from different cultures, races, and ethnicitiesFeaturing both YA novels and novels written for adults that are appropriate for teensOffering thorough annotations, with an examination of each novel’s historical contentProviding discussion questions and online resources for classroom use that encourage students to think critically about the book and compare ideas and events in the story to actual historyThis book will help teachers of history as well as school and public librarians who work with youth to promote a more inclusive understanding of America’s story through historical fiction.
📒Old Times Sake ✍ James Reasoner
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📝Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy K Z Book Synopsis : From the Nuremberg trials to the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 to recent budget reconciliation bills, the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy provides detailed coverage of watershed policies and decisions from such fields as privatization, biomedical ethics, education, and diversity. This second edition features a wide range of new topics, including military administration, government procurement, social theory, and justice administration in developed democracies. It also addresses current issues such as the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and covers public administration in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America.
📒More Western Stories ✍ Author Burr Cook
📝More Western Stories Book Synopsis : This book consists of 3 stories. 1. A short story about a family who travel with a wagon train to Colorado in search of gold. They follow the South Platte to Thompson Creek where they make their new home. The daughter falls in love with the wagon master who turns out to have a reputation as a gunfighter. They eventually strike it rich but the gunfighter gets in trouble with a sheriff and narrowly escapes a hanging by a rowdy posse. 2. A young man returns from World War I after being gassed in a trench in France. He falls in love with a nurse and moves to Arizona where he can breathe and gets better. 3. A western story about a young man going west from Illinois following the Civil War and after getting in trouble with the law. He meets his idol, Wild Bill Hickok along with Calamity Jane in Abilene, Kansas. He marries a saloon worker and plays a lot of poker and engages in gun fighting.
📒The Best Cowboy Stories Ever Told ✍ Stephen Brennan
📝The Best Cowboy Stories Ever Told Book Synopsis : A hearty collection of stories, each of which captures a different aspect of what it means to be a cowboy. Some invoke the danger and drama, some the pride, and others the sheer fun of it all. Get to know what the cowboy life was really like and be caught up in thrilling adventures in a lawless land. The Best Cowboy Stories Ever Told fits right in to a long and solid tradition of American fascination with the Wild West. By bringing a variety of heralded names in cowboy literature together in one place, Brennan guarantees there will be a story for everyone in this collection. Authors include Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Eugene Manlove Rhodes, Frederic Remington, and Charles M. Russell. Part of the well-established The Best Stories series, each of which is selectively edited and hand-crafted to include only the best stories from the best writers of the genre.
📒The Emerald Necklace And Other Stories ✍ E. B. Alston
📝The Emerald Necklace and Other Stories Book Synopsis : An eclectic and witty collection of short stories including a story about how an ordinary bridge game in a small south Texas town turns dramatic over the value of an emerald necklace.