Mountain Odyssey

Author: Claude Sirmons
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434967328
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When Will McKay found the young Indian girl with her three-day-old baby almost frozen to death that Christmas Eve, he had no idea of the impact she would have on his family and his Colorado ranch. He rescued her and brought her home where she quickly became like a member of his family.Dan Short, the young ranch hand from Texas, who stood six foot four, soon fell in love with her and determined to make her his wife. After months of shy courtship, she agreed to marry him if her uncle, who was Chief of a band of Utes in Southwest Colorado agreed. When they journeyed to the village it started a series of events that would test both of them to the limits of their courage when she is kidnapped by a band of Commanches.This book completes a trilogy about a young boy who is sent by his father to find a home in the West where the family can live in peace and escape the hardship and persecution of the reconstruction after the Civil War. The other books are Trail to Trinidad and Will McKay.

Civil War Dynasty

Author: Kenneth J. Heineman
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814773028
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For years the Ewing family of Ohio has been lost in the historical shadow cast by their in-law, General William T. Sherman. In the era of the Civil War, it was the Ewing family who raised Sherman, got him into West Point, and provided him with the financial resources and political connections to succeed in war. The patriarch, Thomas Ewing, counseled presidents and clashed with radical abolitionists and southern secessionists leading to the Civil War. Three Ewing sons became Union generals, served with distinction at Antietam and Vicksburg, marched through Georgia, and fought guerrillas in Missouri. The Ewing family stood at the center of the Northern debate over emancipation, fought for the soul of the Republican Party, and waged total war against the South. In Civil War Dynasty, Kenneth J. Heineman brings to life this drama of political intrigue and military valor—warts and all. This work is a military, political, religious, and family history, told against the backdrop of disunion, war, violence, and grief.

Be Careful Of What You Wish 4

Author: Barbara J. Wells
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440149879
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A wish tossed out carelessly on the worst night in her life proves impossible to escape when a sista, Lindsey-Smith, a struggling songwriter, must confront a crushing childhood secret in order to end a sadistic serial killer's reign. She's lead into this fight for her life when seduced by an intuitive exotic Chicago homicide detective, Lieutenant Lake, who has hunted the monster for a year. He targets girls linked by a freakish tapestry that must be unraveled by those who wish to stop him. Only one person on earth can make that hell-of-a wish come true. Lindsey-Smith. She's got it like that because Satan made it so during his annual pursuit of his favorite drink, courageous souls with a dash of vanity on the rocks. It is Halloween, that one day of the year when earth spaces and hell's faces get horizontal in a parellel universe. Those caught on the rim are there by Satan's invitation to make a wish come true or die. While reading enjoy "Speak of the Devil" and "Jump On It", the first songs to accompany a novel and discover the name of the first female Olympic gold metalist.

The Big Rock Candy Mountain

Author: Wallace Stegner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101077894
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Bo Mason, his wife, Elsa, and their two boys live a transient life of poverty and despair. Drifting from town to town and from state to state, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks out his fortune—in the hotel business, in new farmland, and, eventually, in illegal rum-running through the treacherous back roads of the American Northwest. Stegner portrays more than thirty years in the life of the Mason family in this masterful, harrwoing saga of people trying to survive during the lean years of the early twentieth century.

Nicodemos Of The Holy Mountain

Author: Nicodemus (van de Heilige Berg)
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809130382
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Nicodemos (1749-1809), a monk of Saint Athos dedicated to asceticism and learning, was one of the most influential Orthodox writers of the last two centuries. His Handbook, written during the Age of Enlightenment in Europe, shares an exalted vision of human nature, but a vision that proceeds from the truths of revelation as interpreted by the Greek Fathers, not Descartes.

Mountain Scouting

Author: Edward Samuel Farrow
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806132099
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Mountain Scouting, first published in 1881, is a valuable instruction guide for novice soldiers, describing how to care for their horses, shoot accurately with their rifles, fix broken bones, and ward off diseases and ailments.