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With the Indians in the rockies is a wonderful collection of stories intended for those readers and researches interested in the culture and traditions of the American Indians. The collection is devoted to the pretty rare works on the subject that earlier were available only in libraries. The book covers the life before the year of 1923 and researches the influence of the West on the Indian American culture. It starts with narrating about the first immigrants to the American continent, goes on with describing the exploration and development of the American West, and ends up with showing the daily life of the Indians. The pictures of ordinary people who inhabited the region are included. The book reminds everyone that the Indian culture is a part of the modern American culture, a very valuable part. The collection combines poetry, fiction, non-fiction, tourist guides, biographies and drama.
This book gives an insight of the political life and activity of the Loyalists who presented the majority only in some colonies and in the most of them they constituted the minority. The author who worked with primary data, has researched the records of 100000 Americans who had to move to Canada as to an exile.
The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans, as the title says, is a collection of autobiographies of different people, who did not obtain power, fame or wallow in money. The book is remarkable for its vivid characters, emotions and life experience of those who lived in this country at the turn of the last century. First published in 1906, it became the main source of information about various strata of society and ethnic groups of that time.
The Magic Story of Success became the world-wide bestseller immediately after being published in 1900 in the original Success Magazine. Since then it was re-published more then 1000 times. The book is pretty small but it does not make it less valuable and remarkable. It is divided into two parts. The first part narrates about the life of a poor artist who used to starve before he bought an old scrapbook book that cost 3 cents. This book entirely changed his life. As the artist says himself, that book contained a magic story. The artist widespread the story and everyone whom he told it was blessed with success which is really magical. The second part contains that original magic story. It is recommended that those readers who desire to become successful should read Part 2 first. EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK: PART 2 My father, then, was a seafaring man who, early in life, forsook his vocation, and settled on a plantation in the colony of Virginia, where, some years thereafter, I was born, which event took place in the year 1642; and that was over a hundred years ago. Better for my father had it been, had he hearkened to the wise advice of my mother, that he remain in the calling of his education; but he would not have it so, and the good vessel he captained was bartered for the land I spoke of. Here beginneth the first lesson to be aquired:Man should not be blinded to whatsoever merit exists in the opportunity which he hath in hand, remembering that a thousand promises for the future should weigh as naught against the possession of a single piece of silver...
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III ELLEN GLASGOW ELLEN GLASGOW'S first two books were produced before she was twenty. She is a Virginian, like Mary Johnston, but a realistbetter, a disciple of naturalismand concerned with social and personal problems of the last thirty years. A dozen books stand to her credit, all novels except a book of verse, nearly all concerned with the social reconstruction in the South. Banish the connotations of the word "Reconstruction" as used respecting the South. The period immediately following the end of the civil war is almost the sole property of Thomas Dixon. Miss Glasgow's province for a number of years and a number of books has been the more gradual and more fateful making over of the South into something reasonably homogeneous with the rest of the United States than the leisured feudalism of the '505 and the hopeless wreck of the '6os. She is a novelist of manners, but of changing manners; of cycles and transformations, whether in the lives of individuals or the life of a region. Unlike Miss Johnston, she cannot revive the past for its own sake, but only for the sake of the present and the future. She is an evolutionist who has not read Darwin and Herbert Spencer in vain. Her writing isfilled with a serious purpose, the purpose to put life before you not merely as it is but as she thinks you should see it. She does not preach or moralize, being far too fine an artist for such crudities. It is enough to have given you the facts in her interpretation of them. She is quietly confident that you will not be able to get away from them, so presented. And you hardly ever are! Miss Glasgow has had to drive so hard and so strongly and so much alone; she has had to face such a vast inertia of tradition and such a tenacity of feeling, that the struggle has narrowed ...
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