Isabella County, 1859 - 2009

Author: Jack R. Westbrook

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738561547

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 869


An ancient revered gathering and hunting place for Chippewa Indians becomes the modern home to one of the nation's largest Native American tribal-owned casino/resort complexes. A rough-and-tumble timbering center sees Michigan's first lumber millionaire plat a town, dedicating five acres for a county seat. Residents organize a private normal school for teacher training, to become Michigan's fourth-largest university, Central Michigan University. Hardworking immigrants carve farms, villages, and towns from the timbered-out wilderness near the center of the Michigan Lower Peninsula "mitten." From harvesting lumber above the ground to harvesting petroleum below the ground, the area ushers in an oil boom on time to be saved from the financial tribulations of the Great Depression. Incorporated in 1859, during the turbulent times just ahead of the Civil War and birth year of the United States oil industry, the area becomes a modern-day commerce center. This is the saga of Isabella County, told as the county celebrates 150 years of economic and cultural diversity.

Ferdinand and Isabella Paper Dolls

Author: Tom Tierney

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486433455

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

View: 2144


The opulence and glory of 15th-century Spain come to life with this collection featuring two of the country's most powerful rulers. Figures of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella are accompanied by brocaded gowns and robes, ermine- and jewel-trimmed capes, suits of armor, and other regal apparel. 2 dolls; 16 costumes.


The Warrior Queen

Author: Kirstin Downey

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385534124

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 8959


An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history Born at a time when Christianity was dying out and the Ottoman Empire was aggressively expanding, Isabella was inspired in her youth by tales of Joan of Arc, a devout young woman who unified her people and led them to victory against foreign invaders. In 1474, when most women were almost powerless, twenty-three-year-old Isabella defied a hostile brother and a mercurial husband to seize control of Castile and León. Her subsequent feats were legendary. She ended a twenty-four-generation struggle between Muslims and Christians, forcing North African invaders back over the Mediterranean Sea. She laid the foundation for a unified Spain. She sponsored Columbus's trip to the Indies and negotiated Spanish control over much of the New World with the help of Rodrigo Borgia, the infamous Pope Alexander VI. She also annihilated all who stood against her by establishing a bloody religious Inquisition that would darken Spain's reputation for centuries. Whether saintly or satanic, no female leader has done more to shape our modern world, in which millions of people in two hemispheres speak Spanish and practice Catholicism. Yet history has all but forgotten Isabella's influence, due to hundreds of years of misreporting that often attributed her accomplishments to Ferdinand, the bold and philandering husband she adored. Using new scholarship, Downey's luminous biography tells the story of this brilliant, fervent, forgotten woman, the faith that propelled her through life, and the land of ancient conflicts and intrigue she brought under her command. From the Hardcover edition.


Rules Like the Wind

Author: Nancy Lee Amos

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456727291

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 6523


“Come join me for more of our intriguing, amazing ISABELLA! Follow the LAST JOURNEY of this brave heroic Scottish FAERY; now the QUEEN of the Healing Faeries! It won’t matter if you have not heard about her yet’; you will be captivated by the story and you will be riveted by the ending!” AUTHOR “Oh how we wish things would always stay the way they are’...FOREVER!” In our world things are constantly changing and in Isabella’s new life; hers was no different! For just two years after becoming Queen of the Healing Faeries something unforeseen happens! The ‘King of the Peoplefolk’ suddenly dies leaving the safety and peaceful existence of The Healing Clan balancing in a sea of danger! Although his son Prince Ivan can take over the throne...he does not want to be KING! This leaves only his Brother. Although young and not as experienced as his older brother Prince Davey tries to make a stand against the rebellion but is overrun before he can even become King! The Prince goes to fight beside Queen Isabella and King William’s side; his Mother, the Queen of the Peoplefolk flees to France, leaving all she has, behind! Now it’s time for Isabella to heed the words of the King – You can ‘RUN LIKE THE WIND’ or you can ‘RIDE LIKE THE WIND’ but the pact is to ‘RULE LIKE THE WIND!’ In Book III in the last of the Isabella series you will come full circle living your life through the ‘eyes’ of Isabella and bringing all you have learnt into existence while learning the greatest lesson of all! How far will you go to make your dream come true and who are the ones who will be left standing with you in the end? Join Isabella in her last heroic effort to make her dream come true! (This TIMELESS Story; is for ages 7-97 and up!)


Author: Loretta Chase

Publisher: NYLA

ISBN: 1617508519

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

View: 7006


The traditional Regency classic from New York Times bestseller Loretta Chase is back...At the advanced age of 26, the independent, wealthy and imminently practical Isabella Latham has no expectation of marriage. But, good-hearted and dutiful, Isabella accompanies her two young country cousins to oversee their London debut...only to find that it's she who is attracting suitors...all of whom do seem to have quite an excess of creditors!There's the sinfully sexy Basil Trevelyan, a rake through and through, but so charming that even sensible Isabella is almost tempted. But then there's his maddeningly handsome—and maddeningly arrogant!—cousin, Edward Trevelyan, seventh Earl of Hartleigh, who has no need of Isabella's dowry; but whose adorable orphaned ward needs a mama. Could he love Isabella for herself? Isabella is too busy trying to decide whether to kiss him—or kill him!Poor, poor Isabella. What's a girl to do? But more importantly...who's a girl to choose?