Skidoo

Skidoo

This story is told through Alvena's letters, diaries, memoranda books, photographs, and other documents kept by the family for over 100 years. These documents give a detailed first-hand account of what life was like on the western frontier.

Author: Jeanne Sharp Howerton

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ISBN: 0943645573

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In the remote mining camp of Reveille, Nevada, Herman Reischke, sold a mine in 1905 to Charles Schwab for $50,000. Herman was already 41 years old and could not find a wife. At the same time, an accomplished musician and school teacher in Crestline, Ohio, Alvena Kroegel age 32, could not find a husband. Herman placed an ad in a newspaper looking for a wife and Alvena read the ad and answered. This began a two-year letter-writing courtship filled with twists and turns before Herman finally made it back to Ohio to meet Alvena. Two hours after they said "I do," the couple hopped a train and did a quick Skidoo to Nevada. Their first home was in a lonely canyon, raising two infant daughters and traveling 70 miles by horse and wagon to shop for supplies in the nearest town of Tonopah. When the mines ran out of ore, they moved to Railroad Valley and ran a staton, store, ranch, and the Nyala Post Office along the Midland Trail. Eventually they settled in the mining town of Tonopah and operated Reischke's Store for thirty years. This story is told through Alvena's letters, diaries, memoranda books, photographs, and other documents kept by the family for over 100 years. These documents give a detailed first-hand account of what life was like on the western frontier. It recounts the hardships of raising children in desolate areas and trying to educate them. The book contains 160 photographs, most previously unpublished, along with maps of the region. It is a remarkable and intriguing look into family life in early Nevada.
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The True Story of the Chevalier D Eon

The True Story of the Chevalier D Eon

This Lord Ferrers had succeeded to the title after the execution of his brother
Laurence , who , although insane , was sentenced to death for shooting his land -
steward , and hanged in his wedding suit at Tyburn , the scaffold and gallows
being ...

Author: Ernest Alfred Vizetelly

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044011619285

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Frances

Frances

The first full account of the beautiful, innocent young woman who married Reggie Kray - and became trapped in the violent and terrifying world of the Kray Twins.

Author: Jacky Hyams

Publisher: Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1784183741

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Page: 288

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She was young, very beautiful, and had everything to live for--but the life of Frances Shea, briefly married to Reggie Kray, remains one of the most tragic stories of the Swinging Sixties. Courted by Reggie as a schoolgirl, her eight year relationship with him drew Frances into a world of nightclubs, fast cars, beautiful clothes, and showbiz parties. Yet as time passed, she struggled to cope with the horrific world of the Kray twins, full of violence, drink, drugs--and sheer terror. By the time of her marriage, she had become inextricably linked with the Krays and their downward spiral from gangland extortion and brutality into senseless murder and mayhem. Reggie, obsessed by his wife from the day he met her, was never prepared to let her go. Despite her attempts to break free, two years after their wedding, Frances was found dead from a drug overdose. She was 23. Only now can the truth about Frances Shea and her marriage to Reggie Kray finally be revealed, along with the long-hidden story behind his obsession with her. Unseen until now, documents and diaries reveal the reality of their life together--and how their tragic, doomed relationship continued to haunt the lives of those closest to Frances right to the end.
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Red Skies at Night

Red Skies at Night

Prompted by his empathy for Gulf-War Syndrome sufferers, this book reveals his WWII experiences, often sustained by his enduring love for his bride-to-be back home.

Author: Irving Schaffer

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411642775

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Presents the secret and illegal war diary of a hero who lived the crazy existence of aviators in Catch-22 Corsican bomber bases. Prompted by his empathy for Gulf-War Syndrome sufferers, this book reveals his WWII experiences, often sustained by his enduring love for his bride-to-be back home.
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The Messalina of the Suburbs Based on a True Story

The Messalina of the Suburbs  Based on a True Story

Thriller Based on a Real-Life Murder Case From the Renowned Author of The
Diary of a Provincial Lady, Thank Heaven ... It also occurred to her that she would
have preferred a wedding in church, with wedding-cake and a party to follow it.

Author: E. M. Delafield

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026841777

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Messalina of the Suburbs (Based on a True Story)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Messalina of the Suburbs (1924) - dedicated to Delafield's best friend 'Rose', (Dr Margaret Posthuma), is based on a famous murder case, in which Edith Thompson was convicted and hanged in 1923 as an accomplice of her lover Bywaters who attacked and killed her husband. Although she was certainly shocked and astonished by the attack, her letters to Bywaters describe her repeated attempts to poison her husband. E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author who is best known for her largely autobiographical works like Zella Sees Herself, The Provincial Lady Series etc. which look at the lives of upper-middle class Englishwomen.
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The Wedding Diaries

The Wedding Diaries

He may turn out to be the best gift she has ever received.

Author: Linda Francis Lee

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307417510

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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He may turn out to be the best gift she has ever received. . . SHE WAS READY TO TIE THE KNOT. NOW SHE’S FIT TO BE TIED. Texas heiress Vivienne Stansfield’s dream of being a bride was about to come true. But in a startling change of fortune, her safe, reliable fiancé proves himself to be neither–and her wealthy, eccentric father disappears, leaving her with no money, no explanation, and no choice but to find a job. Determined to prove that she isn’t the pampered princess the tabloids say she is, she seeks the position of nanny for sexy real estate mogul Max Landry’s young sisters. With to-die-for clothes and a heart as pure as her gold charm bracelet, Vivi steps up to the challenge. But how to resist her irresistible employer? Max needs a nanny. But the last person he wants is a knockout who doesn’t know the first thing about taking care of herself, much less two young girls. But once she arrives, he learns that there is more to Vivi than her short skirts and high heels imply. And when she asks Max to teach her about the game of life and passion, this strong-willed man realizes that he wants to play for real, for keeps–and he has no intention of losing this woman’s surprisingly fragile heart.
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The Ugly Truth Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5

The Ugly Truth  Diary of a Wimpy Kid  5

ItÕs because Uncle GaryÕs WEDDING is this weekend. This has got to be some
kind of world record for bad timing. I begged Mom to let me stay home and go to
the party, but she wouldnÕt budge, even after I promised IÕd go to Uncle GaryÕs
 ...

Author: Jeff Kinney

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781613122488

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be? Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older—all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side. Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth”?
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The King and Queen of Malibu The True Story of the Battle for Paradise

The King and Queen of Malibu  The True Story of the Battle for Paradise

After attending a Mexican wedding, he scoffed that the faces of the dancers were
“so solemn that one would think that the dance was a punishment rather than a
pleasure.” Frederick returned to Denver two weeks later, where he holed up in a
 ...

Author: David K. Randall

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393292930

Category: History

Page: 256

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"A true story of the battle for paradise…men and women fighting for a slice of earth like no other." —New York Times Book Review Frederick and May Rindge, the unlikely couple whose love story propelled Malibu’s transformation from an untamed ranch in the middle of nowhere to a paradise seeded with movie stars, are at the heart of this story of American grit and determinism. He was a Harvard-trained confidant of presidents; she was a poor Midwestern farmer’s daughter raised to be suspicious of the seasons. Yet the bond between them would shape history. The newly married couple reached Los Angeles in 1887 when it was still a frontier, and within a few years Frederick, the only heir to an immense Boston fortune, became one of the wealthiest men in the state. After his sudden death in 1905, May spent the next thirty years fighting off some of the most powerful men in the country—as well as fissures within her own family—to preserve Malibu as her private kingdom. Her struggle, one of the longest over land in California history, would culminate in a landmark Supreme Court decision and lead to the creation of the Pacific Coast Highway. The King and Queen of Malibu traces the path of one family as the country around them swept off the last vestiges of the Civil War and moved into what we would recognize as the modern age. The story of Malibu ranges from the halls of Harvard to the Old West in New Mexico to the beginnings of San Francisco’s counter culture amid the Gilded Age, and culminates in the glamour of early Hollywood—all during the brief sliver of history in which the advent of railroads and the automobile traversed a beckoning American frontier and anything seemed possible.
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Benn s Media Directory 1990

Benn s Media Directory  1990

... M Prima M Romance M Root M Secrets W Thurs Shape M She M Slimmer 6Y
Slimming Magazine 6Y Spotlight 2Y Style 0 Successful Slimming 6Y Tatler M 1st
The Townswoman M True Romances M True Story M Ulster Bride 2Y Under Five
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ISBN: 0863820956

Category: Mass media

Page: 570

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Trouble Brewin A True Story of Sex Murder Love and Betrayal

Trouble Brewin   A True Story of Sex  Murder  Love and Betrayal

Even after Paula died and I was executor of her will, it didn't feel right looking
through her diary and private papers. One day, while sitting in ... The wedding
was at Marylebone Registry Office and then afterwards at Rags in Mayfair. We
were in ...

Author: Belinda Brewin

Publisher: Metro Publishing

ISBN: 9781784184278

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Belinda Brewin has experienced more in her life than most people ever will. Never far away from trouble, she recently made the headlines when, having started a new job, her boss and his family were murdered and, in a sickening twist of fate, the prime suspect turned out to be the man who claimed to be in love with her. Even more disturbingly, it transpired that the bodies of the victims had been temporarily buried in her back garden.By the time the book is published, Belinda will have given evidence as a key witness at the trial. Her colourful life has also included being best friend and confidante to Paula Yates, being arrested with a car boot full of cocaine and subsequently being exonerated at her trial. This is a breath-taking and scandalous read.
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Benn s Press Directory

Benn s Press Directory

Health Services Health & Social Service Journal Health Visitor Hearing
Information Volunteered Invalid Children's Aid ... ( Free ) Townswoman True
Romances True Story Ulster Bride Vogue Vogue Knitting Vogue Patterns WI
Gazette ( Free ) ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556028991669

Category: Advertising

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Time Out Film Guide

Time Out Film Guide

... Fortini / Cani ; The Garden of the Finzi - Continis in Mexico , Gaby – A True
Story ; Like a Bride in the Netherlands Left ... Berlin Jerusalem ; Broken Glass ;
Conspiracy of Hearts ; Dekalog 8 : ' Thou shalt not bear false witness ' : The Diary
of ...

Author: John Pym

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: 0140293957

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1538

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This guide covers every aspect of world cinema from Russian silents to Ealing comedies, classic documentaries to Japanese animated films, B-movie horror and major British and American releases since 1968. More than 660 new reviews are included in the 2002 edition, which covers the 2000/2001 Oscar and Bafta awards, prizes from the Berlin, Cannes and Venice festivals and a discussion of the topic Home entertainment: where are we now? The guide also includes the cinema centenary and Time Out readers' Top One Hundred polls.
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A Maryland Bride in the Deep South

A Maryland Bride in the Deep South

Her diary, deftly cross-referenced with numerous letters, adds a valuable and enriching layer of complexity to the larger story of the Civil War home front.

Author: Kimberly Harrison

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807131435

Category: History

Page: 408

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"They say I'm a Yankee -- but if wanting peace is Yankee -- then I am one. I am tired of Disunion of husband & wife." In 1858, nineteen-year-old Priscilla "Mittie" Munnikhuysen began a new diary that saw her marry, leave her family in the genteel Protestant seaboard culture of Chesapeake Bay, and take up residence with her wealthy husband, Howard Bond, in the frontier plantation society of Catholicsouth Louisiana. By 1865, Priscilla Bond had witnessed trials and disillusionments enough to fill a two-volume journal: her father-in-law's brutality toward his slaves; her husband's alleged ambush of Union soldiers and subsequent flight from home; the retaliatory burning of the family's sugar plantation in Houma; and the losses, horrors, and daily depredations of war.Published here for the first time, with extensive notes and a critical introduction by Kimberly Harrison, Bond's intimate writings illuminate the Civil War's impact on women, families, and individual identities. Occasionally Bond records her experiences for the benefit of later readers, but more often she uses her diary to carve a space and time for self-reflection, self-instruction, and self-persuasion. Nineteenth-century women's lives were defined by their relation to others -- as wife, mother, daughter, and sister -- and keeping a diary allowed Bond to claim time for herself. It served as a rhetorical tool that helped motivate her to conform to contemporary standards of "true womanhood," adapt to a harsh new environment, and survive the collapse of a civilization. Harrison's interpretive commentary enables readers to appreciate the context within which Bond writes even as entries about everything from marital anguish to in-law difficulties to religious struggles to failing health bring Priscilla Bond uniquely and movingly to life. Her diary, deftly cross-referenced with numerous letters, adds a valuable and enriching layer of complexity to the larger story of the Civil War home front.
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The Advocate

The Advocate

He explains that his movie was inspired by the real - life experience The
Wedding Banquet : based on a true story of a close friend who is gay . “ My friend
loved the film , ” he says , but there is one significant difference between the film's
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ISBN: NWU:35556026824599

Category: Gay liberation movement

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A Coal Miner s Bride

A Coal Miner s Bride

A diary account of thirteen-year-old Anetka's life in Poland in 1896, immigration to America, marriage to a coal miner, widowhood, and happiness in finally finding her true love.

Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Publisher:

ISBN: 0439555108

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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A diary account of thirteen-year-old Anetka's life in Poland in 1896, immigration to America, marriage to a coal miner, widowhood, and happiness in finally finding her true love.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

West Africa

West Africa

"In the last decade or so there has been some exciting literature coming from
Black Africa, and this book is in the very top rank of the movement," wrote The
Times of her second novel, The Bride Price. "One of the true story-tellers to
emerge ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015027603706

Category: Africa, West

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Categories: Africa, West

Prince Jack The True Story of Jack The Ripper

Prince Jack  The True Story of Jack The Ripper

At the wedding service , the bride , all of seventeen , with brown curls and
luminous pool - like brown eyes , reportedly looked very lovely in a white satin
gown trimmed with garlands of orange blossom and puffings * An extended
journey or ...

Author: Frank Spiering

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Out West Magazine

Out West Magazine

It is attractively decorated , and a good gift - book for a fanciful child . John C.
Winston Co. , Philadelphia . The Dairy of a Bride is offered as " the real diary of a
real woman , written in a real way . " If that be true , it is assuredly the record of a ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106005917197

Category: Pacific States

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Categories: Pacific States

The Bride of a Moment

The Bride of a Moment

The references in the diary were now explained . There were no definite
accounts of the Flora Wood episode , but the veiled allusions could have no other
meaning . Also , the musical messages were explained , for many of them
referred to ...

Author: Carolyn Wells

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023532867

Category: Brides

Page: 307

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Categories: Brides