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This book published in 1919 and illustrated with pictures by F. N. Wilson narrates about Uncle Nick Wilson who was a truly extraordinary person. Wilson was one of the first Mormons in the U.S. and lived in Utah for the first part of his life. Then he decided to move from his native town to the territory of the Shoshone Indians. There he learned five different Indian languages and for some time served as an interpreter. Wilson also became a Pony Express rider. Wilson situated in Wyoming is named after this person.
A Million Little Pieces is a story about how you can destroyyour life and reconstruct it. It is also the introduction of a bold and talented literary voice. James Frey wakes up on a plane, with no memory of the preceding two weeks. His face is cut and his body is covered with bruises. He has no wallet and no idea of his destination. He has abused alcohol and every drug he can lay his hands on for a decade – and he is aged only twenty-three. What happens next is one of the most powerful and extreme stories ever told..
A travelogue by Johnathan Gneisenau Neihardt, an American author of poetry and prose, an amateur historian, ethnographer and a philosopher of the Great Plains. The author offers an evocative look at his experience during a open-boat excursion of the Missouri River from Fort Benton, Montana, to Sioux City, Iowa.
Perhaps more than fifty years of devotion to "woodcraft" may enable me to give a few useful hints and suggestions to those whose dreams, during the close season of work, are of camp-life by flood, field and forest. I have found that nearly all who have a real love of nature and out-of-door camp-life, spend a good deal of time and talk in planning future trips, or discussing the trips and pleasures gone by, but still dear to memory.
A philosophical and completely practical approach to camping by George Washington Sears, a nineteenth century sportswriter.
Theresa Mary Gowanlock nee Johnson (1863- 1899) and Theresa Delaney nee Fulford (1849- 1913) were Americans who were kidnapped during the Northwest Rebellion on April 2, 1885. Miraculously they escaped from death and the book Two Months in the Camp of Big Bear is devoted to this topic. The book is full of horrible episodes and the women's impressions which are well drawn and truly wonderful.
Wau-bun is a great book devoted to the story of Winsconsin in the first part of the 19th century. The story is also remarkable as it is the first book written from a woman's prospective about the war, disaster and life in the region of that time. Here we meet such famous characters as Jefferson Davis, Eleazar Williams, and Col. Wm Hamilton, the son of Alexander Hamilton. A freat section of the story is devoted to the foundation and early development of Chicago. Wau-bun is definitely recommended for readers who are interested in the history of the region.
Withered Leaves from Memory's Garland is a very gentle and touching novel which belongs to the pen of a very talented and truly outstanding author Abigail Stanley Hanna. The book is definitely recommended is for readers who want to dive for a couple of hours into an amazing world of love and romance.