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I Ll Tell You A Tale

Author : J. Frank Dobie
ISBN : 0292738218
Genre : Social Science
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Collects stories that originate from the folklore of the Southwest.
Category: Social Science

Trail Fever

Author : Michael M. Lewis
ISBN : UOM:39015041013734
Genre : Political Science
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An account of the 1996 presidential campaign follows the candidates and examines the realities of American politics
Category: Political Science

The Longhorns

Author : J. Frank Dobie
ISBN : 029274627X
Genre : History
File Size : 75.98 MB
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The Texas Longhorn made more history than any othr breed of cattle the world has known. Their story is the bedrock on which the history of the cow country of America is founded.
Category: History

Hiking The Wonderland Trail

Author : Tami Asars
ISBN : 9781594856556
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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CLICK HERE to download the chapter on "Backpacking" from Hiking the Wonderland Trail "There's no other trip, trail or peak that any backpacker should rank higher on his life list than the Wonderland Trail." - Backpacker magazine * Comprehensive and affectionate guide to one of the nation’s iconic wilderness trails * Everything you need to help plan this 93-mile trek, whether done in one trip or several * Lavish, full-color design, yet informative and practical, with 125 photographs and 18 maps * Find even more details, updates and added trip extensions at Washington State's famed Wonderland Trail is a spectacular 93-mile route that circumnavigates Mount Rainier, challenging hikers with its strenuous 22,000 feet of cumulative elevation gain and loss. Hiking the Wonderland Trail: The Complete Guide to Mount Rainier's Premier Trail is an authoritative guidebook penned by Washington native Tami Asars, a professional instructor on hiking the trail, a third-generation hiker of the Cascade mountains, and seven-time hiker of the entire Wonderland Trail. In this guide Asars draws on her experience, covering these essentials: * How to work with the Wonderland Trail permit reservation system, and when to apply * Recommended gear--with a checklist--and ways to reduce pack weight, prevent blisters, and stay warm and dry * How to pack the perfect backpack * Food and fuel caching on the Wonderland, tips and instruction * Detailed camp-to-camp route descriptions and suggested itineraries * How to extend your adventures with the Northern Loop Trail and the Eastside Trail Over the years, Asars has taken extensive notes that she shares at workshops and in the field. Hiking the Wonderland Trail distills her boot-tested knowledge so that everyone can enjoy the magic of Mount Rainier's premier trail.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Trail Drivers Of Texas

Author : J. Marvin Hunter
ISBN : 9780292730762
Genre : History
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Portrays the courage and dedication of and the conditions met by the cattlemen who drove the herds out of Texas to distant markets
Category: History

The Fever Trail

Author : Mark Honigsbaum
ISBN : 9781447227823
Genre : Medical
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In the last 15 years Malaria has killed 60 times more people than AIDS. There still is no vaccine. The Fever Trail is a fascinating boat trip through the history of Malaria and those that have sought to cure it. It is a story of courage; of political machinations and personal bravery, of the New World against the Old. From the jungles of Peru to the high-tech labs in the USA, Mark Honigsbaum reveals the characters and events that, up until now, have been little more than footnotes in history. The Fever Trail starts with the hunt for the Cinchono tree, the tree that yielded the cure for Malaria, quinine. Markham, Ledger and Spruce, the trio of explorers given the task of transporting the tree to the colonies, gave most of their lives so that the world could be free of intermittent fevers.They never though that the disease would mutate.The modern pioneers no longer search out forests, or spend months on dangerous rivers. Instead they battle on in laboratories and facilities desperate to find what has eluded mankind for centuries. A cure. "[An] entertaining but sobering book...full of vivid detail" Financial Times "A serious book about a deadly diease" The Spectator "A stunning history of the hunt for a cure for malaria" Beryl Bainbridge, Books of the Year, Sunday Telegraph
Category: Medical

Texas Tales

Author : Myra Hargrave McIlvain
ISBN : 9781611394931
Genre : History
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These tales trace the Texas story, from Cabeza de Vaca who trekked barefoot across the country recording the first accounts of Indian life, to impresarios like Stephen F. Austin and Don Martín DeLeón who brought settlers into Mexican Texas. There are visionaries like Padre José Nicolás Ballí, the Singer family, and Sam Robertson, who tried and failed to develop Padre Island into the wonderland that it is today. There are legendary characters like Sally Skull who had five husbands and may have killed some of them, and Josiah Wilbarger who was scalped and lived another ten years to tell about it. Also included are the stories of Shanghai Pierce, cattleman extraordinaire, who had no qualms about rounding up other folks’ calves, and Tol Barret who drilled Texas’ first oil well over thirty years before Spindletop changed the world. The Sanctified Sisters got rich running a commune for women, and millionaire oilman Edgar B. Davis gave away his money as fast as he made it. Sam Houston, Jean Lafitte, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Lucy Kidd-Key, Minnie Fisher Cunningham, all these characters and many more—early-day adventurers, Civil War heroes, and latter-day artists and musicians—created the patchwork called Texas.
Category: History

White Blaze Fever

Author : Bill Schuette
ISBN : 1589394291
Genre : Travel
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It's called "White Blaze Fever" and although you will not find the fever mentioned in any medical journal, have no doubt in your mind - it does exist and no one is immune. Only the most casual, most minute contact with the Appalachian Trail is needed to catch the fever. I now welcome you to be my vicarious hiking partner as we pursue the two-inch by six-inch white blazes from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mount Katahdin, Maine. Through my daily journal entries - revised only a little - you will share encounters with bear, moose, snakes and other wildlife. You will feel the thrill of viewing the most magnificent vistas east of the Mississippi and come to know a unique collection of individuals guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart.
Category: Travel


Author : Michael Lewis
ISBN : 9780307426680
Genre : Political Science
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Michael Lewis is a master at dissecting the absurd: after skewering Wall Street in his national bestseller Liar's Poker, he packed his mighty pen and set out on the 1996 campaign trail. As he follows the men who aspire to the Oval Office, Lewis discovers an absurd mix of bravery and backpedaling, heroic possibility and mealy-mouthed sound bytes, and a process so ridiculous and unsavory that it leaves him wondering if everyone involved—from the journalists to the candidates to the people who voted—isn't ultimately a loser. The contenders: Pat Buchanan: becomes the first politician ever to choose a black hat over a white one. Phil Gramm: spends twenty million dollars to convince voters of his fiscal responsibility. John McCain: makes the fatal mistake of actually speaking his mind. Alan Keyes: checks out of a New Hampshire hotel and tells the manager another candidate will be paying his bill. Steve Forbes: refuses to answer questions about his father's motorcycles. Bob Dole: marches through the campaign without ever seeming to care. Losers is a wickedly funny, unflinching look at how America really goes about choosing a President.
Category: Political Science

Dawn S Early Light

Author : Johnny Sundstrom
ISBN : 9781462866182
Genre : Fiction
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The year was 1849. The wagon train moved slowly along the parched Oregon Trail in the empty desolation that was to become known as southern Wyoming. Martha Bradford was told she must discard either her cast-iron cook stove or her pianola to lighten the burden for the oxen. She has them both unloaded and then refuses to go on any further: She declared that if the only things that made her life worth living were being left behind, theyd just as well leave both the stove and the pianola, and her with them. This novel is based on the next six generations of her family and the first ranch settled in that part of the country. Here are real cowboys and cowgirls, Indians of the past and present, a faith-challenged evangelist, a militant suffragette, newspaper owner, and many others, linked together by their hard work, rowdy pleasures, their spiritual beliefs or non-beliefs, and stitched into a panoramic story-quilt representing the dream of the Morning Star and its hopeful annunciation of a new day rising in the Old West.
Category: Fiction