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The Ragged Edge of Night

The Ragged Edge of Night
A Book

by Olivia Hawker

  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Release : 2018-10
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781503902121
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For fans of All the Light We Cannot See, Beneath a Scarlet Sky, and The Nightingale comes an emotionally gripping, beautifully written historical novel about extraordinary hope, redemption, and one man's search for light during the darkest times of World War II. Germany, 1942. Franciscan friar Anton Starzmann is stripped of his place in the world when his school is seized by the Nazis. He relocates to a small German hamlet to wed Elisabeth Herter, a widow who seeks a marriage--in name only--to a man who can help raise her three children. Anton seeks something too--atonement for failing to protect his young students from the wrath of the Nazis. But neither he nor Elisabeth expects their lives to be shaken once again by the inescapable rumble of war. As Anton struggles to adapt to the roles of husband and father, he learns of the Red Orchestra, an underground network of resisters plotting to assassinate Hitler. Despite Elisabeth's reservations, Anton joins this army of shadows. But when the SS discovers his schemes, Anton will embark on a final act of defiance that may cost him his life--even if it means saying goodbye to the family he has come to love more than he ever believed possible.

Diary of Thoughts

Diary of Thoughts
The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker - a Journal for Your Thoughts about the Book

by Summary Express

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-07-20
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 9781081743703
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diary of Thoughts: The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book is a journal designed for note-taking, designed and produced by Summary Express. With blank, lined pages in a simplistic yet elegant design, this journal is perfect for recording notes, thoughts, opinions, and takeaways in real-time as you read. Divided into sections and parts for easy reference, this journal helps you keep your thoughts organized. Disclaimer Notice This is a unofficial journal book and not the original book.

The Ragged Edge Annotated

The Ragged Edge Annotated
A Book

by Harold MacGrath

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-07-20
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Ragged Edge of Night" is based on the real life experience of one of the author's family members. Set in Nazi Germany, the plot centers around friar Anton Starzmann, who is stripped of his position during the fascist government's purge of religious clerics.

The Ragged Edge of Silence

The Ragged Edge of Silence
Finding Peace in a Noisy World

by John Francis, Ph.D.

  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2011-03-15
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1426207387
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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By the author of Planetwalker, The Ragged Edge of Silence takes us to another level of appreciating, through silence, the beauty of the planet and our place in it. John Francis's real and compelling prose forms a tapestry of questions and answers woven from interviews, stories, personal experience, science, and the power of silence through history, including practice by Native American, Hindu, and Buddhist cultures. Through their time-honored traditions and his own experience of communicating silently for 17 years, Francis's practical exercises lay the groundwork for the reader to build constructive silence into everyday life: to learn more about oneself, to set goals and accomplish dreams, to build strong relationships, and to appreciate and be a steward of the Earth. With its amazing human interest element and first-person expertise, this book is energizing and universally instructive.

One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow

One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow
A Book

by Olivia Hawker

  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Release : 2019-10-08
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781542006910
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the bestselling author of The Ragged Edge of Night comes a powerful and poetic novel of survival and sacrifice on the American frontier. Wyoming, 1876. For as long as they have lived on the frontier, the Bemis and Webber families have relied on each other. With no other settlers for miles, it is a matter of survival. But when Ernest Bemis finds his wife, Cora, in a compromising situation with their neighbor, he doesn't think of survival. In one impulsive moment, a man is dead, Ernest is off to prison, and the women left behind are divided by rage and remorse. Losing her husband to Cora's indiscretion is another hardship for stoic Nettie Mae. But as a brutal Wyoming winter bears down, Cora and Nettie Mae have no choice but to come together as one family--to share the duties of working the land and raising their children. There's Nettie Mae's son, Clyde--no longer a boy, but not yet a man--who must navigate the road to adulthood without a father to guide him, and Cora's daughter, Beulah, who is as wild and untamable as her prairie home. Bound by the uncommon threads in their lives and the challenges that lie ahead, Cora and Nettie Mae begin to forge an unexpected sisterhood. But when a love blossoms between Clyde and Beulah, bonds are once again tested, and these two resilient women must finally decide whether they can learn to trust each other--or else risk losing everything they hold dear.

Her Darkest Hour

Her Darkest Hour
Beautiful and heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction

by Sharon Maas

  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release : 2020-05-22
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 183888663X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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‘You and me – we’re sisters, not enemies. We’ve got a real enemy at our door and we need to focus on that – together, united. I don’t want to be fighting you as well.’ In the small French town of Colmar, swastikas hang from lampposts, tanks are lined up outside the town hall, and twenty-one-year-old Marie-Claire is in love. She will do anything for her childhood friend Jacques, including spying on her German boss, Dietrich Kurtz. Anything to make Jacques see her in a new light, as something more than just a silly little girl. But when Jacques rejects her, everything changes. Mortified and stung, Marie-Claire feels the need for revenge. She turns her back on those she loves and is catapulted into a new life. Her little sister Victoire is aghast at her sister’s traitorous behaviour, not least because Marie-Claire is endangering Victoire’s own life-threatening mission, hiding Jewish refugees in their mother’s wine cellar. And when Marie-Claire marries Kurtz, Victoire knows her relationship with her sister has been poisoned for ever. But when Victoire learns someone she loves is in terrible danger, her only choice is to trust the sister who betrayed her. Kurtz, Marie-Claire’s cruel and heartless husband, has key information and Victoire must persuade Marie-Claire to obtain it, even if it means risking Marie-Claire’s life. As secrets come to light and close bonds are broken, will the sisters be able to heal old wounds? An unforgettable and unputdownable story of two sisters ripped apart by World War 2. Fans of The Nightingale and The Ragged Edge of Night will fall in love with Her Darkest Hour. Praise for Her Darkest Hour: ‘I adore, admire and look up to this author. She is one of my absolute favourite writers - I read anything and everything she writes and needless to say she never disappoints… this is definitely her best book yet. Beautiful and powerful, heartbreaking and empowering…. Everyone needs to read this book now more than ever. If you are going to read one book during these strange extraordinary times we are all living through make it this one.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved this novel, with its wonderful cast of characters and gorgeous prose. The storyline was engaging and flowed seamlessly. Highly recommended!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A great historical novel with interesting characters’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘It's a beautifully descriptive read that made me feel as if I was standing on the sideline watching the story play out until the end’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I love historical fiction, and I really enjoyed this. It's my first novel by Sharon Maas, and it definitely won't be my last. The story is beautifully written.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved this book… a powerful read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I really liked this book! There is a lot of depth to it … There were several parts, I couldn't breathe thinking the character was going to get caught.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Praise for Sharon Maas: ‘If only I could give this book 100 stars rather than 5!… This book is epic, a mesmerizing book of strength through unimaginable losses… Heart-breaking and beautifully written, this is a gripping tale of bravery… One of the best and most memorable historical books I’ve ever read!’ Deanne’s Book Thoughts, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Ragged Edge

The Ragged Edge
A Book

by Harold MacGrath

  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release : 2019-12-10
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Ragged Edge" by Harold MacGrath. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Violin Maker's Daughter

The Violin Maker's Daughter
Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction

by Sharon Maas

  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release : 2019-07-19
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1786819783
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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‘If only I could give this book 100 stars rather than 5!... This book is epic, a mesmerizing book of strength through unimaginable losses… Heartbreaking and beautifully written this is a gripping tale of bravery… One of the best and most memorable historical books I’ve ever read!’ Deanne’s Book Thoughts, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ When the Nazis march onto the cobbled streets of Colmar on November 1st 1940, Josef, a Jewish violin maker, gathers his wife and daughters closely to him and tells them everything will be alright. But one year later, three sharp knocks on the door at midnight turn his seventeen year old daughter Sarah’s world upside down. As the oldest child, Sarah must be the first to leave her family, to make her escape in a perilous journey across France via Paris to Poitiers. And she must hide who she is and take a new name for her own safety. For now, bilingual Sarah is no longer a French Jew but a German girl. As she bids farewell to her beloved father and family, Sarah has hope, against all odds, that she will see them again when the war is over. But, travelling through the mountains she finds herself in terrible danger and meets Ralf, a German deserter, who risks his own life to save her. Ralf and Sarah continue their journey together, keeping their identities secret at all cost. But when Ralf is captured, will Sarah pay the ultimate price for sharing who she really is? A gripping and heart-breaking account of love, bravery and sacrifice during the terror of war. A story of standing up for what you believe in; even if it’s going to break your heart. Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Ragged Edge of Night. Readers have fallen in love with The Violin Maker’s Daughter : ‘From the minute I opened this book I was completely enthralled. I couldn’t put it down. It was well thought out and expertly written… Really a great read and I can’t wait to look into other books by this author!’ Being Perry, 5 stars ‘This is the first book I have read by Sharon Maas and from the moment I started reading it I just could not wait to continue reading it. It’s sad, its poignant, its uplifting and it tells the wonderful story of Sarah, the violin makers daughter and her journey as she flees her home country, to escape Nazi's …Beautifully written and a memorable read.’ Netgalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Sharon Maas never disappoints! She is one of my favourite authors and with this wonderful, harrowing, heart breaking tale of courage and love in the face of unimaginable danger, she has cemented her place as one of the best historical fiction writes of today, right up there with Antony Doerr and Kristin Hannah. I SO loved this beautiful story… so stunningly realised. …I would very highly recommend this book and give it ten stars if I could. If you're going to read one war book this year which marks the 75th anniversary of D-day, make it this one!’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars ‘A gripping, heartbreaking, but yet heartwarming historical fiction (that is based on real facts concerning Colmar, Alsace and Lorraine as well as French and German Resistance)... It is raw and emotional, yet a necessary story to tell … A great read. 5/5 stars’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I loved it! Once I started reading, I could not stop... I was on the edge of my seat… This is the first book I have read by this writer, I am eager for more!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘A heart wrenching story of bravery, love and sacrifice.’ For the Love of Books ‘I’m a huge fan of historical fiction and this one didn’t disappoint. I felt it was a good book about the horrors of wartime France.’Goodreads Reviewer

On the Ragged Edge of the World

On the Ragged Edge of the World
A Book

by Jamie Craig

  • Publisher : JMS Books LLC
  • Release : 2019-10-30
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 1646561260
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Argenti agent Darren Sumner spent fifteen years hunting werewolves, but one night of betrayal sent him from his family of assassins into the arms of werewolf Aden Richter. Neither can deny their passion nor their hunger for the other, but as Darren tries to find his place in this new world, he wonders whether desire can be enough. Rumors of an upcoming power struggle between the packs in Washington, DC, bring the question of Darren's role to the forefront. Is he Aden's partner and a leader of the pack? Or is he nothing more than Aden's boytoy, placed outside his family? Darren struggles to prove himself as the tensions between the packs mount and Aden's ex-lover puts a plan of vengeance into action.

The Ragged Edge of the World

The Ragged Edge of the World
Encounters at the Frontier Where Modernity, Wildlands and Indigenous Peoples Mee t

by Eugene Linden

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2011-03-17
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1101476133
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A pioneering work of environmental journalism that vividly depicts the people, animals and landscapes on the front lines of change's inexorable march. A species nearing extinction, a tribe losing centuries of knowledge, a tract of forest facing the first incursion of humans-how can we even begin to assess the cost of losing so much of our natural and cultural legacy? For forty years, environmental journalist and author Eugene Linden has traveled to the very sites where tradition, wildlands and the various forces of modernity collide. In The Ragged Edge of the World, he takes us from pygmy forests to the Antarctic to the world's most pristine rainforest in the Congo to tell the story of the harm taking place-and the successful preservation efforts-in the world's last wild places. The Ragged Edge of the World is a critical favorite, and was an editors' pick on Oprah.com.

Not Without My Sister

Not Without My Sister
A Compelling and Heartbreaking WW2 Historical Novel

by Marion Kummerow

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-03-25
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781800192317
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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1944, Germany. Two sisters seek to overcome impossible odds to be reunited, in this utterly devastating and unforgettable novel about sisterhood, courage and survival. All they had left was each other. Until the Nazis tore them apart. After years of hiding from the Nazis, Rachel Epstein and her little sister Mindel are captured by the Gestapo and sent to the concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen. The only ray of light for either girl is that they are together. But on arrival they are separated. As she's seventeen and deemed an adult, Rachel is sent to work in a brutal factory whilst four-year-old Mindel is sent into the so-called "star" camp for Jewish prisoners. All on her own, Rachel knows her sister will have no chance of survival-unless she can find someone to take care of her. Working in the windowless, airless factory-filling munitions casings with chemicals that burn her fingers and make her eyes sting-the only thing that keeps Rachel going is the thought of her little sister. Because if there's even a chance Mindel is alive, Rachel knows she must try to save her. But, separated by barbed wire, and treated brutally by SS guards who do not even see them as human beings, can either of the orphaned sisters ever dare to hope that they'll find their way back to each other? And to freedom? A completely heartbreaking, utterly gripping tale of courage, loss and overcoming impossible odds, perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Ragged Edge of Night and The Orphan's Tale. Readers are loving Not Without My Sister: "Incredible... I couldn't stop reading... It would be a great movie... [It] made me cry." Rachel Wesson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "It made me weep... a roller coaster of emotions." Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "[A] beautiful, heart-breaking story... a poignant story that will tug at even the most hardened heart strings, with beautifully drawn characters, and filled with raw emotion, it's a book that will stay with you long after you've reached the last page." The Book Review Café

An American Sunrise: Poems

An American Sunrise: Poems
A Book

by Joy Harjo

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2019-08-13
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1324003871
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A stunning new volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, informed by her tribal history and connection to the land. In the early 1800s, the Mvskoke people were forcibly removed from their original lands east of the Mississippi to Indian Territory, which is now part of Oklahoma. Two hundred years later, Joy Harjo returns to her family’s lands and opens a dialogue with history. In An American Sunrise, Harjo finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts the site where her people, and other indigenous families, essentially disappeared. From her memory of her mother’s death, to her beginnings in the native rights movement, to the fresh road with her beloved, Harjo’s personal life intertwines with tribal histories to create a space for renewed beginnings. Her poems sing of beauty and survival, illuminating a spirituality that connects her to her ancestors and thrums with the quiet anger of living in the ruins of injustice. A descendent of storytellers and “one of our finest—and most complicated—poets” (Los Angeles Review of Books), Joy Harjo continues her legacy with this latest powerful collection.

The Rise of Light

The Rise of Light
A Book

by Olivia Hawker

  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Release : 2021-08-17
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN : 9781542017954
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A powerful novel about the expectations of family--and the risks and liberation of defying them--by the Washington Post bestselling author of One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow. 1975. In the town of Rexburg, Idaho, aspiring artist Aran Rigby, his younger sister, Tamsin, and their two brothers are locked in orbit around their emotionally abusive father. Gad is the kind of man who soothes the failures of his own life by controlling the lives of others. But Aran and Tamsin are united in rebellion against their father. They understand each other. They have dreams beyond their small town. Arriving in Rexburg is Linda Duff, an outsider from Seattle hoping to plant new roots far from the bitter ones of her childhood. She's quickly taken with Aran, in no small part because of his talent. But when they fall in love, Linda is drawn into a family more damaged than the one she left behind. She also becomes privy to a secret Aran and Tamsin share that could dismantle everything everyone holds dear. Upsetting the precarious balance in the Rigby home, Linda becomes an unwitting catalyst for the upheaval of Gad's oppression. Now it's time for them all to break free of the past, overcome the unforgivable, and find a new way forward--whatever the price.

When the Nightingale Sings

When the Nightingale Sings
A Powerful and Completely Heartbreaking WW2 Novel

by Suzanne Kelman

  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release : 2021-10-21
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN : 9781838887940
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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1937, Europe and America. Based on a powerful true story, this extraordinary novel about wartime courage and extraordinary friendship, tells how two women changed the fate of the Second World War and the course of history. When an impossibly shy young woman named Judy Morgan finishes her studies in Physics at Cambridge University, it is with dreams of changing the world for the better. Meanwhile, a beautiful, brilliant young Jewish actress called Hedy Kiesler decides to flee her beloved Austria, changing her name to Hedy Lamarr, and risking everything to get to America, as far away from the Nazi threat as possible. A powerful friendship is formed when the two women meet in pre-war London-discovering a shared passion for science and invention. So when the world is gripped by a war that nobody could have imagined in their worst nightmares, both Hedy and Judy know they must act now. As bombs rain down from Europe to Pearl Harbor and beyond, both women find themselves seeking ways to help end the war. But neither of them will know that one of them is on a path of tragedy. One that could destroy not only their friendship, but threaten the fate of the world forever... Fans of The Ragged Edge of Night, My Name is Eva and Beneath a Scarlet Sky, will love this unforgettable story about love, courage and devastation set in World War Two Britain, Hollywood and Pearl Harbor. Based on two true stories of amazing 'hidden women' who changed the world, this novel shows the power of friendship in the darkest hours of history. Praise for Suzanne Kelman: "Oh my goodness! Evocatively unsettling yet hauntingly beautiful... Incredibly powerful... I read this book with bated breath. I cried, I grieved and I hoped... I was left both heartbroken and satisfied. Suzanne Kelman... has floored me with this book." Robin Loves Reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Three words: Have. Tissues. Ready... Fantastic... The emotion that pours from the pages is absolutely heart-wrenching. I loved every minute of this book, even though it left me a sniffling mess by the end." Fireflies and Free Kicks ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Wow! Just wow! This book kept me on the edge of my seat right from the get-go!... Amazing." Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A heart-wrenching story of ordinary people elevated to the realm of heroes through love and sacrifice... An emotional journey of heartache and love that will leave you in tears. One of the finest books I have ever read." NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I LOVED THIS BOOK!... I recommend this book to everyone that loves historical fiction." NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "OMG! I felt the fear and the terror within the pages as if I was there living it... It is heartbreaking... By the end of the story I was so moved and in tears.' Confessions of a Bookaholic ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I would. From the first moment I started reading, I could not stop. I was captured by the story and the characters... Amidst turmoil, death and fear of the unknown, friendships and love win out." Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Ragged Edge

The Ragged Edge
A Book

by Richard Nisley

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 9781585004959
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Mutt" is all about the journey rather than the goal to find an elusive little village. The stories focus on people, places and the events that took place along the way - seasoned with short travelogues for the full effect of travel - in a region struggling to find its' own place in new Europe. If a paragraph could sum up the value of travel in a few short sentences, I would qualify this one from one of my stories called "Vladimir of L'viv." "These six days in Ukraine were among the most memorable and precious moments in my entire life. I've had great experiences in many countries around the world, but the kindness thrust my way by Vladimir, Dariya, Marian, Marianne and of course Miroslav, would remain etched in my memory forever. If grandfather were alive, he too would be proud and likely boast, 'Of course, what did you expect? We are Ukrainian, the greatest people in the world!' 'Da,' I would say in agreement and this time, not just to please him. I climbed into the wagon and searched for my seat, praying to my god the compartment was not full this night, just to get a little sleep. Oh my God! It was a first-class single bed cabin. My god must be Eastern European because my guardian angels certainly were."

On the Ragged Edge

On the Ragged Edge
A Book

by Les Fickes

  • Publisher : Fulton Books, Inc.
  • Release : 2020-12-17
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 1646546849
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is the true story of one man’s life adventures in the Alaskan Bush. He went for the brass ring no matter how high it was. Everything from dead stick landings, no engine, to landing in the water and rolling up on short gravel bars. It tell of battling grizzly bears to heartwarming stories that have a lot of humor. He commercially fished on the Yukon River, with some hair-raising tales, and gold mined for many years. This was all done with a tough Alaskan woman by his side. This was back when Alaska really was The Last Frontier.

The Ragged Edge

The Ragged Edge
A Book

by John Christopher

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1965
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Guernsey islander's world is changed by an earthquake which launches him on an epic journey of discovery.

What Girls Are Good For

What Girls Are Good For
A Novel Of Nellie Bly

by David Blixt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-05-11
  • Pages : 876
  • ISBN : 9784867456910
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Dramatic, engrossing, and spirited, What Girls Are Good For takes the reader straight to the heart of an unsung American hero--a feminist icon whose voice rings loud and true. This is a must-read for anyone who loves an underdog and celebrates justice; the perfect accompaniment for our present times." - Olivia Hawker, international bestselling author of The Ragged Edge of Night Nellie Bly has the story of a lifetime. But will she survive to tell it? Enraged by an article entitled 'What Girls Are Good For', Elizabeth Cochrane pens an angry letter to the Pittsburgh Dispatch, never imagining a Victorian newspaper would hire a woman reporter. Taking the name Nellie Bly, she struggles against the male-dominated industry, reporting stories no one else will - the stories of downtrodden women. Chased out of Mexico for revealing government corruption, her romantic advances rejected by a married colleague, Bly earns the chance to break into the New York's Newspaper Row if she can nab a major scoop - life inside a madhouse. Feigning madness, she dupes the court into committing her to the Insane Asylum on Blackwell's Island. But matters are far worse than she ever dreamed. Stripped, drugged, beaten, she must endure a week of terror, reliving the darkest days of her childhood, in order to escape and tell the world her story. Only, at the end of the week, no rescue comes, and she fears she may be trapped forever... Based on the real-life events of Nellie Bly's life and reporting, What Girls Are Good For is a tale of rage, determination, and triumph - all in the frame of a tiny Pennsylvania spitfire who refused to let the world tell her how to live her life, and changed the world instead. This is the large print edition of What Girls Are Good For, with a larger font / typeface for easier reading.

From Warm Center to Ragged Edge

From Warm Center to Ragged Edge
The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, 1920-1965

by Jon Lauck

  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release : 2017-06
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 1609384962
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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During the half-century after the Civil War, intellectuals and politicians assumed the Midwest to be the font and heart of American culture. Despite the persistence of strong currents of midwestern regionalism during the 1920s and 1930s, the region went into eclipse during the post–World War II era. In the apt language of Minnesota’s F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Midwest slid from being the “warm center” of the republic to its “ragged edge.” This book explains the factors that triggered the demise of the Midwest’s regionalist energies, from anti-midwestern machinations in the literary world and the inability of midwestern writers to break through the cultural politics of the era to the growing dominance of a coastal, urban culture. These developments paved the way for the proliferation of images of the Midwest as flyover country, the Rust Belt, a staid and decaying region. Yet Lauck urges readers to recognize persisting and evolving forms of midwestern identity and to resist the forces that squelch the nation’s interior voices.

Calamity

Calamity
A Book

by Libbie Hawker

  • Publisher : Running Rabbit Press
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 513
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Her name is synonymous with the West. Her celebrity has spread to the East Coast and California, traveling down the new-laid railroads and along the telegraph wire. But breathless tales of Calamity Jane bear little resemblance to the truth. As she senses death coming closer, the legendary hellcat longs to set the record straight—to reveal her life story at last, unclouded by legend, every sin and failing laid bare. Only then can she hope to rest in peace. In a Deadwood saloon, she finds a writer willing to hear her out, and recount the truth to a public hungry for more tales of Calamity Jane… So begins Libbie Hawker’s expansive biographical novel, an intimate portrait of one of the best-known yet least-understood women of the American frontier. The international bestselling author of The Ragged Edge of Night takes the reader on a heart-rending journey through a landscape lost to time, as seen through the eyes of one outcast woman. Calamity is a haunting meditation on hardship, unrequited love, and the stark, affecting beauty of the American West. Editorial note: In pursuit of a narrative voice faithful to the central character, this text employs deliberate misuse of grammar and occasional misspellings. These are the author’s intentional stylistic choices and should not be interpreted as a lack of editing. Readers are encouraged to use the “Look Inside” feature before purchasing.