This Road We Traveled

This Road We Traveled
Author: Jane Kirkpatrick
Publsiher: Revell
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 1493405136
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Road We Traveled Book Excerpt:

Drama, Adventure, and Family Struggles Abound as Three Generations Head West on the Oregon Trail When Tabitha Brown's son makes the fateful decision to leave Missouri and strike out for Oregon, she refuses to be left behind. Despite her son's concerns, Tabitha hires her own wagon to join the party. Along with her reluctant daughter and her ever-hopeful granddaughter, the intrepid Tabitha has her misgivings. But family ties are stronger than fear. The trials they face along the way will severely test Tabitha's faith, courage, and ability to hope. With her family's survival on the line, she must make the ultimate sacrifice, plunging deeper into the wilderness to seek aid. What she couldn't know was how this frightening journey would impact how she understood her own life--and the greater part she had to play in history. With her signature attention to detail and epic style, New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick invites readers to travel the deadly and enticing Oregon Trail. Based on actual events, This Road We Traveled will inspire the pioneer in all of us.

The Road We Traveled

The Road We Traveled
Author: Uchendu Precious Onuoha
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2013-03-11
ISBN: 1475978367
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road We Traveled Book Excerpt:

The road to success, prosperity and happiness is not a closed door to anyone neither is it an exclusivity for a privileged few. Whether it is the individual, tribe, nation or race, we are only victims of our birth circumstances if we choose to be. The Road We Traveled is the story of Uchendu, a typical African child narrating the circumstances of birth in his native African village, along with the family heritage, traditions and religion. It delves into the travails to overcome imposing hardships and obstacles caused by a lack of the basic amenities, such as clean water, electricity, shelter, food, clothing, transportation networks, schools, and the healthcare services that developed countries take for granted. The difficulties encountered motivated Uchendu to strive to make the world a better place for him and others to live and this personal experience summarizes the struggle of not only his tribe, nation and continent, but also of the entire human race that have had to overcome these hindrances and challenges that have been there from the beginning of time. Uchendu offers a retrospective of his experiences in Africa, with regards to the struggles, pains, failures and successes experienced in living abroad in Europe. In the Road We Traveled, he shares his experience from his African past to his European present and strikes a balance between his past in Africa, and his present life in Europe and future aspirations he knows will happen in time.

The Roads We Have Traveled

The Roads We Have Traveled
Author: Richard L. White
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2020-06-18
ISBN: 1984584227
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Roads We Have Traveled Book Excerpt:

The Roads We Have Traveled, Volume 2, Richard L. White collects his travel writings beginning with Kerstin’s and his trip to Mexico in April 2009 and concluding with a family vacation in Boulder, Colorado in December 2019 at the very end of the decade. While the coronavirus pandemic brought a sudden halt to the Whites’ travels, it was the perfect time to pause, reflect, and bring this collection together. Volume 2 complements the first volume, published in 2009 and covering nearly four decades of travel (1970-2008). The 44 travelogues in Volume 2 include Richard’s recollections and observations of visits to a number of foreign countries and states, almost always in the company of Kerstin. While she primarily documents their travels through photography, Richard is always capturing an experience, a moment, an image, or a feeling through the written word. This is also the story of the personal growth of Richard, Kerstin, and their children Janine, Lisa, and Windy, as they complete their graduate and undergraduate degrees and forge new lives and new purposes in the broad field of education in New York, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, and London. Throughout the book, Richard demonstrates his love of travel, writing, observation, history, culture, and memory, passions that he shares with Kerstin and has passed on to his children.

Beneath the Bending Skies

Beneath the Bending Skies
Author: Jane Kirkpatrick
Publsiher: Revell
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2022-09-06
ISBN: 1493438719
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beneath the Bending Skies Book Excerpt:

Mollie Sheehan has spent much of her life striving to be a dutiful daughter and honor her father's wishes, even when doing so has led to one heartbreak after another. After all, what options does she truly have in 1860s Montana? But providing for her stepfamily during her father's long absences doesn't keep her from wishing for more. When romance blooms between her and Peter Ronan, Mollie finally allows herself to hope for a brighter future--until her father voices his disapproval of the match and moves her to California to ensure the breakup. Still, time and providence are at work, even when circumstances are at their bleakest. Mollie may soon find that someone far greater than her father is in control of the course of her life--and that even the command to "honor thy father" has its limits. New from New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick, Beneath the Bending Skies is a sweeping story of hospitality, destiny, and the bonds of family.

California

California
Author: James Abbey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1850
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Overland journeys to the Pacific
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hunga Dunga

Hunga Dunga
Author: Phil Polizatto
Publsiher: Dog Ear Publishing
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2008-11
ISBN: 1598587374
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hunga Dunga Book Excerpt:

A "story about that brief but unforgettable time in our history when flower children were sure peace and love would guide the planet." -- Back cover

Paths Less Traveled Tramping on Trails And Sometimes Not to Find New Hampshire s Special Places

Paths Less Traveled  Tramping on Trails  And Sometimes Not  to Find New Hampshire s Special Places
Author: Gordon DuBois
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2020-02-14
ISBN: 1645306771
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paths Less Traveled Tramping on Trails And Sometimes Not to Find New Hampshire s Special Places Book Excerpt:

PATHS LESS TRAVELED By: Gordon DuBois Many a fascinating tale is told in this outstanding collection of hiking columns penned by avid tramper Gordon DuBois. Paths Less Traveled takes the reader along trails – and sometimes off-trail - far and wide across the Lakes Region, the White Mountains, and the lonesome North Country. Within these pages you’ll find vivid narratives of treks to peaks, ponds, waterfalls, old logging railroad grades, abandoned villages, big trees, little-known conservation lands, and many other interesting destinations. The trips range from family-friendly strolls to epic bushwhacks and daunting rock scrambles. Along the way the author provides a generous helping of local historical lore. Also included are useful tips on safe hiking in summer and winter, leave no trace principles, senior fitness, and a canine perspective from Reuben, the author’s faithful trail companion. Paths Less Traveled will be a treasured addition to any New Hampshire hiker’s bookshelf. Steven D. Smith, Co-Editor of the AMC White Mountain Guide Paths Less Traveled describes several trails in Meredith complete with details on how to find them and what to expect when I get there. I am a novice hiker with a young dog and Gordon's book has helped us to get started on adventures without feeling overwhelmed by trails that are too challenging or too crowded for us. Erin Apostolos, Director Meredith Public Library If you are an explorer who likes to seek out destinations that are a bit different or are off the radar away from the crowds, Paths Less Traveled is for you. Author Gordon DuBois draws upon his extensive experience hiking throughout New England to bring the reader to some locations that are more well-known and many that are not, some by trail and others by bushwhack. Peppered with personal anecdotes and interesting historical narratives, Paths Less Traveled is a captivating read and will appeal to both the experienced and novice hiker. Ken MacGray, Co-Editor of the AMC Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide, 5th Edition

All She Left Behind

All She Left Behind
Author: Jane Kirkpatrick
Publsiher: Revell
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN: 1493411004
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All She Left Behind Book Excerpt:

Already well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s doesn't approve of such innovations as women attending medical school. To leave grief and guilt behind, as well as support herself and her challenging young son, Jennie cares for an elderly woman using skills she's developed on her own. When her patient dies, Jennie discovers that her heart has become entangled with the woman's widowed husband, a man many years her senior. Their unlikely romance may lead her to her ultimate goal--but the road will be winding and the way forward will not always be clear. Will Jennie find shelter in life's storms? Will she discover where healing truly lives? Through her award-winning, layered storytelling, New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick invites readers to leave behind their preconceived notions about love and life as they, along with Jennie, discover that dreams may be deferred--but they never really die. Based on a true story.

The Great Medicine Road Part 2

The Great Medicine Road  Part 2
Author: Michael L. Tate
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN: 0806153180
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Medicine Road Part 2 Book Excerpt:

During the early weeks of 1848, as U.S. congressmen debated the territorial status of California, a Swiss immigrant and an itinerant millwright forever altered the future state’s fate. Building a sawmill for Johann August Sutter, James Wilson Marshall struck gold. The rest may be history, but much of the story of what happened in the following year is told not in history books but in the letters, diaries, journals, and other written recollections of those whom the California gold rush drew west. In this second installment in the projected four-part collection The Great Medicine Road: Narratives of the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails, the hardy souls who made the arduous trip tell their stories in their own words. Seven individuals’ tales bring to life a long-ago year that enriched some, impoverished others, and forever changed the face of North America. Responding to often misleading promotional literature, adventurers made their way west via different routes. Following the Carson River through the Sierra Nevada, or taking the Lassen Route to the Sacramento Valley, they passed through the Mormon Zion of Great Salt Lake City and traded with and often displaced Native Americans long familiar with the trails. Their accounts detail these encounters, as well as the gritty realities of everyday life on the overland trails. They narrate events, describe the vast and diverse landscapes they pass through, and document a journey as strange and new to them as it is to many readers today. Through these travelers’ diaries and memoirs, readers can relive a critical moment in the remaking of the West—and appreciate what a difference one year can make in the life of a nation.

An Account of the Escape of Six Federal Soldiers from Prison at Danville Va

An Account of the Escape of Six Federal Soldiers from Prison at Danville  Va
Author: William Henry Newlin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Account of the Escape of Six Federal Soldiers from Prison at Danville Va Book Excerpt:

When We Were Friends

When We Were Friends
Author: Elizabeth Arnold
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-03-22
ISBN: 0553908219
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When We Were Friends Book Excerpt:

Lainey Carson and Sydney Beaumont were the closest of friends—until they reached high school and Sydney’s burgeoning popularity made it easy for her to leave the contemplative, ungainly Lainey behind. Eighteen years later, Lainey, who lives at home caring for her mother, is an artist who’s never found the courage to live her dreams. When Sydney shows up on her doorstep with her infant daughter, insisting that Lainey is the only friend she can trust, Lainey reluctantly agrees to take temporary custody of the baby to protect her from an abusive father. But that very night, Sydney appears on the evening news—claiming that her daughter has been kidnapped. Unsure of whom she can trust, Lainey is forced to go on the run with a child who is not her own—but whose bond with her grows stronger every day they spend together. In search of a safe place to stay, Lainey befriends a man who, concerned for their welfare, offers them a home. But as the two grow closer she starts to realize that he may be harboring his own secrets. An utterly riveting story that will keep you turning the pages, When We Were Friends asks how we define motherhood and family, whether we ever truly overcome our pasts, and what friendship really means.

A Traveled First Lady

A Traveled First Lady
Author: Louisa Catherine Adams
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN: 0674369270
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Traveled First Lady Book Excerpt:

Louisa Catherine Adams was daughter-in-law and wife of presidents, assisted diplomat J. Q. Adams at three European capitals, and served as a D.C. hostess for three decades. Yet she is barely remembered today. A Traveled First Lady (with Foreword by Laura Bush) corrects this oversight, by sharing Adams's remarkable story in her own words.

An Account of the Escape of Six Federal Soldiers

An Account of the Escape of Six Federal Soldiers
Author: William Henry Newlin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Account of the Escape of Six Federal Soldiers Book Excerpt:

Records and Briefs of the United States Supreme Court

Records and Briefs of the United States Supreme Court
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1324
Release: 1832
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Records and Briefs of the United States Supreme Court Book Excerpt:

Here My Home Once Stood

Here My Home Once Stood
Author: Moyshe Rekhtman,Phil Shpilberg
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0615217036
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Here My Home Once Stood Book Excerpt:

As a fourteen-year-old Jewish boy who had rarely ventured outside his small, remote village, Moyshe Rekhtman may seem an unlikely escape artist. But his iron will and quick wit allowed him to survive when all seemed lost. Staging escapes from death camps and avoiding Nazi pursuit through the frozen Ukrainian countryside-all while facing the loss of his family, famine, constant threat of capture, torture, and execution - would be a monumental task for the strongest of men. Despite his mild manners, emaciated body, and poor vision, he evaded the death squads in Nazi-occupied Ukraine for four years. Moyshe's Holocaust memoir is a remarkable example of human fortitude during a time when many welcomed an end to their suffering.

Annual Reports

Annual Reports
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ghost dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890

The Ghost dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890
Author: James Mooney
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 1991-01-01
ISBN: 9780803281776
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ghost dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890 Book Excerpt:

Responding to the rapid spread of the Ghost Dance among tribes of the western United States in the early 1890s, James Mooney set out to describe and understand the phenomenon. He visited Wovoka, the Ghost Dance prophet, at his home in Nevada and traced the progress of the Ghost Dance from place to place, describing the ritual and recording the distinctive song lyrics of seven separate tribes. His classic work (first published in 1896 and here reprinted in its entirety for the first time) includes succinct cultural and historical introductions to each of those tribal groups and depicts the Ghost Dance among the Sioux, the fears it raised of an Indian outbreak, and the military occupation of the Sioux reservations culminating in the tragedy at Wounded Knee. Seeking to demonstrate that the Ghost Dance was a legitimate religious movement, Mooney prefaced his study with a historical survey of comparable millenarian movements among other American Indian groups. In addition to his work on the Ghost Dance, James Mooney is best remembered for his extraordinarily detailed studies of the Cherokee Indians of the Southeast and the Kiowa and other tribes of the southern plains, and for his advocacy of American Indian religious freedom.

Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Book Excerpt:

Annual report of the Bureau of ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
Author: Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of Ethnology
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 600
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Book Excerpt:

Hutterite Roots

Hutterite Roots
Author: Arnold Hofer,Norman Hofer
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-08-01
ISBN: 1620324180
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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