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Download Charles Goodnight: Father of the Texas Panhandle (The by William T. Hagan PDF

By William T. Hagan

Charles Goodnight used to be a pioneer of the early variety livestock industry—an opinionated and profane yet full of life and popular rancher.

Goodnight’s tale is now re-examined by means of William T. Hagan during this short, authoritative account that considers the position of ranching in general—and Goodnight in particular—in the improvement of the Texas Panhandle. the 1st significant reassessment of his existence in seventy years, Charles Goodnight: Father of the Texas Panhandle lines its subject’s existence from hardscrabble farmer to farm animals baron, giving shut cognizance to lesser-known points of his final thirty years.

Goodnight got here up within the days while a lot of Texas used to be loose variety and open to occupancy by way of any cattleman courageous adequate to stake a declare. Hagan exhibits how Goodnight discovered the farm animals company and have become the most well-known ranchers of the Southwest. Hagan additionally offers a clearer photo than ever sooner than of Goodnight’s company preparations and investments, together with the monetary setbacks of his later life.

As enjoyable because it is informative, Hagan’s account takes readers again to the Palo Duro Canyon and the Staked Plains to percentage insights into the cattleman’s life—riding the variety, battling grass fires, using farm animals to the closest railhead—the very stuff of cowboy legend and lore. This attention-grabbing biography enriches our knowing of a Texas icon.

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Download Brewing in Cleveland (Images of America) by Robert A. Musson M.D. PDF

By Robert A. Musson M.D.

starting within the mid-1800s, the beer-brewing in Cleveland skilled its so much vast development as a result of the swiftly expanding immigrant inhabitants of typically Germans,
Czechs, and Irish. The breweries loved nice good fortune till the Prohibition period closed all brewing operations down for 14 dry years. In 1933, the began anew, and
Clevelanders have been capable of take pleasure in in the neighborhood made beer for fifty extra years sooner than company stipulations resulted in the industry's moment death. at the present time the has once more skilled a rebirth, this time on a smaller scale with the
emergence of a few well known brewpubs and microbreweries.

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Download AP U.S. History Flash Review by Learning Express Llc PDF

By Learning Express Llc

This convenient pocket advisor is the fitting on-the move examine approach for the AP U.S. background examination. within, scholars will locate definitions and motives for the six hundred most-tested names, locations, occasions, and ideas verified at the exam.

Studying the main phrases during this booklet is a necessary step in the direction of studying the AP U.S. historical past examination and having fun with all of the benefits of try out success.

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Download The Philadelphia Campaign: Germantown and the Roads to by Thomas J. McGuire PDF

By Thomas J. McGuire

Based on squaddies' and civilians' bright accounts--many exposed for the 1st time from inner most collections--the tale of the compelling struggle for independence reaches its so much determined moments. This moment in a two-volume set follows the saga from Cornwallis's triumphal march of his British and Hessian troops into Philadelphia in past due September to Washington's flow of the weary Continental forces to camp at Valley Forge in December.
Defeated at Brandywine, the Continental forces have been tired and ailing built. but on October four, Washington launched into his first significant offensive of the war--a shock assault at sunrise on Howe's major camp at Germantown. in simple terms narrowly defeated, the Continentals won worthwhile event and new self belief within the risk of victory. The seige of the Delaware River forts--one of the bloodiest and lengthy battles of the war--ended with British luck in mid-November, yet nonetheless Howe didn't finish the warfare. He attempted unsuccessfully to attract Washington from the fortified hills of Whitemarsh. because the Continental forces moved to Valley Forge for the wintry weather, they might need to face their maximum challenge--survival.

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Download River Children by Barbara Hinkey,Pat McPherson PDF

By Barbara Hinkey,Pat McPherson

cousins skilled the quirky humans, areas, occasions, laughter, innocence, risks and simply undeniable enjoyable of a fascinating early life in Kernville, California, within the Sierra Nevada Mountains north of la. Sixty years later, Barbara Hinkey and Pat McPherson individually, now jointly, have chronicled that magical time within the 1940's within the city that disappeared off maps whilst it made means for the Lake Isabella reservoir; yet by no means out in their stories. Over eighty images and illustrations.

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Download Lubbock (Postcard History) by Russell Hill PDF

By Russell Hill

the town of Lubbock all started as a compromise among smaller settlements often called Lubbock and Monterey. those settlements agreed to mix on December 19, 1890, and via 1891 the mixed cost was once elected the recent county seat as farmers, ranchers, and settlers started to arrive. In 1909, Lubbock integrated as a urban, and the Santa Fe Railroad despatched its first teach south from Plainview. The Texas Legislature approved the institution of Texas Technological university in 1923, and Lubbock received the nearby contest for the hot university�s situation. at the present time Lubbock is the 10th-largest urban in Texas, with an predicted inhabitants of 230,000. The Lubbock financial system flourishes on agriculture, schooling, production, and healthiness industries.

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Download The Havana Habit by Gustavo Perez Firmat PDF

By Gustavo Perez Firmat

Cuba, an island 750 miles lengthy, with a inhabitants of approximately eleven million, lies lower than a hundred miles off the U.S. coast. but the island’s affects on America’s cultural mind's eye are broad and deeply ingrained.

In the attractive and wide-ranging Havana Habit, author and student Gustavo Pérez Firmat probes the significance of Havana, and of better Cuba, within the cultural background of the us. via books, ads, trip courses, motion pictures, and tune, he demonstrates the impression of the island on virtually centuries of yankee lifestyles. From John Quincy Adams’s comparability of Cuba to an apple able to drop into America’s lap, to the newest episodes within the lives of the “comic comandantes and unique exiles,” and to such impressive Cuban exports because the rumba and the mambo, cigars and mojitos, the Cuba that emerges from those pages is a locale that Cubans and americans have together imagined and inhabited. The Havana Habit deftly illustrates what makes Cuba, as Pérez Firmat writes, “so close to and but so foreign.”

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Download Randolph County (Images of America) by L. McKay Whatley PDF

By L. McKay Whatley

The geographic middle of North Carolina, Randolph County has been on the crossroads of historical past because the seventeenth century, while explorers first arrived alongside the good Indian buying and selling direction. each number of faith, creed, and colour might be present in the county from its production in 1779, with mixtures that regularly proved unstable. From the Uwharrie Mountains within the west to the Deep River Valley at the east, Randolph County has been domestic to strong opposing forces. it's a county the place potters are extra universal than medical professionals. it really is domestic to 5 of North Carolina�s first fabric generators, but it is still one of many state�s top agricultural manufacturers. Its citizens refused to secede from the Union yet despatched six businesses into accomplice carrier. even supposing settled by means of pacifist Quakers, sour guerrilla war pitted neighbor opposed to neighbor in either the yank Revolution and the Civil conflict. A dry county that allows no revenues of alcoholic drinks, it fostered the racing spirit of NASCAR by way of operating moonshine alongside its again roads. it's a county with a heritage, politics, and folks of imaginative and prescient, intensity, and complexity.

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Download Sapelo Island (Images of America) by Buddy Sullivan PDF

By Buddy Sullivan

The barrier islands of the south Atlantic beach have for years held a deep charm for all who've come into touch with them. Few, in spite of the fact that, can evaluate with the mystique of Sapelo Island, Georgia. This targeted semitropical paradise inspires a time lengthy forgotten, whilst antebellum cotton plantations ruled her panorama, all labored via hundreds of thousands of black slaves, the descendants of whom have lived in quiet solitude at the island for generations. For greater than 50 years of the 20th century, millionaires held sway on Sapelo, and it really is their tale, interwoven with that of the island's citizens, that unfolds in the pages of this ebook. virtually 2 hundred photos offer testimony to the dynamic forces and energies implanted upon Sapelo through males, Howard E. Coffin, a Detroit car pioneer, and Richard J. Reynolds Jr., inheritor to a massive North Carolina tobacco fortune. starting with a photographic essay approximately Sapelo's antebellum plantation proprietor, Thomas Spalding, Sapelo Island strikes into the first concentration of the tale, the years from 1912 to 1964, an period of grandeur that has left a wealthy photographic legacy.

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