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Bittersweet Journey

Author : Ruth Hegarty
ISBN : 0702234141
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The long-awaited sequel to the award-winning memoir, 'Is That You, Ruthie?’.After twenty-two years under Government control as an inmate of Cherbourg Aboriginal Mission, Ruth journeys towards freedom by marrying Joe Hegarty and moving to a nearby settlement. However, the settlement -- with its origins as a camp for displaced Aboriginal families, its system of food rations and shortage of housing and jobs -- is a difficult start for the young couple. Humour, a supportive circle of family and friends, and Ruth’s own resourcefulness prevail, and eventually the Hegartys achieve the basics of a house for their growing family.The invasive powers of the Native Affairs Department continue to affect their lives even when, years later, they move to the city. Ruth’s determination and irrepressible sense of fairness characterise a life vigorously committed to social justice and community causes.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Jaspa S Journey 2 The Pride Of London

Author : Rich Meyrick
ISBN : 9781628153156
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Jaspa and his friends are at it again! This time they embark on a whirlwind tour of London, attempting to solve the riddles of The Path in order to help their new friend Ernest, a Ratses, become a member of the clandestine Ses society known simply as The Pride.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Imperfect Union

Author : Steve Inskeep
ISBN : 9780735224360
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America's first great political couple John C. Frémont, one of the United States’s leading explorers of the nineteenth century, was relatively unknown in 1842, when he commanded the first of his expeditions to the uncharted West. But in only a few years, he was one of the most acclaimed people of the age – known as a wilderness explorer, bestselling writer, gallant army officer, and latter-day conquistador, who in 1846 began the United States’s takeover of California from Mexico. He was not even 40 years old when Americans began naming mountains and towns after him. He had perfect timing, exploring the West just as it captured the nation’s attention. But the most important factor in his fame may have been the person who made it all possible: his wife, Jessie Benton Frémont. Jessie, the daughter of a United States senator who was deeply involved in the West, provided her husband with entrée to the highest levels of government and media, and his career reached new heights only a few months after their elopement. During a time when women were allowed to make few choices for themselves, Jessie – who herself aspired to roles in exploration and politics – threw her skill and passion into promoting her husband. She worked to carefully edit and publicize his accounts of his travels, attracted talented young men to his circle, and lashed out at his enemies. She became her husband’s political adviser, as well as a power player in her own right. In 1856, the famous couple strategized as John became the first-ever presidential nominee of the newly established Republican Party. With rare detail and in consummate style, Steve Inskeep tells the story of a couple whose joint ambitions and talents intertwined with those of the nascent United States itself. Taking advantage of expanding news media, aided by an increasingly literate public, the two linked their names to the three great national movements of the time—westward settlement, women’s rights, and opposition to slavery. Together, John and Jessie Frémont took parts in events that defined the country and gave rise to a new, more global America. Theirs is a surprisingly modern tale of ambition and fame; they lived in a time of social and technological disruption and divisive politics that foreshadowed our own. In Imperfect Union, as Inskeep navigates these deeply transformative years through Jessie and John’s own union, he reveals how the Frémonts’ adventures amount to nothing less than a tour of the early American soul.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Jessie Benton Fr Mont Missouri S Trailblazer

Author : Ilene Stone
ISBN : 0826265073
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Chronicles the life of Missouri native Jessie Benton Frémont--firm opponent of slavery and writer of such works as A Year of American Travel and Souvenirs of My Time, daughter of Senator Thomas Hart Benton, and wife of army explorer and first Republican Party nominee John Charles Frémont"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Birds Of A Feather

Author : Mary Emily Bradley
ISBN : HARVARD:HN5GYT
Genre : Children's stories
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The Churchman

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ISBN : UOM:39015086588509
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Thorns To Kilimanjaro

Author : Ian McCallum
ISBN : 0864863594
Genre : Fathers and sons
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This is the story of two journeys, one which makes its way towards the slopes and summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and another which takes a curving inner path into the soul of the narrator. Encouraged by his wife, who accompanies him, Hamish Malcolm undertakes a journey to the summit of Kilimanjaro, not only to return his father's Bible but also to scatter his father's ashes - one of his father's final wishes. The outer journey is one in which he comes to know Kilimanjaro, its subtleties, its extremes and the crippling effects of altitude sickness. It leads to a dramatic life-threatening encounter with another climber, introducing him to a figure from his past: someone he wanted to forget. This story speaks to people individually and draws attention to one of our greatest challenges as human beings, to be first and foremost self-questioning.
Category: Fathers and sons

Fors Clavigera

Author : John Ruskin
ISBN : NYPL:33433069245623
Genre : Aesthetics
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Fors Clavigera

Author : John Ruskin
ISBN : UIUC:30112100590972
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