Murder Madness And Mayhem On The Iowa Illinois Frontier

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Murder, Madness, and Mayhem on the Iowa Illinois Frontier

Murder, Madness, and Mayhem on the Iowa Illinois Frontier
  • Author : Nick Vulich
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-10-07
  • Total pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9780359107131
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Summary : It's not the usual boring history read. It's a fast-paced, easy to read, behind the scenes look at the making of Iowa and Illinois focusing on Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.

Gruesome Iowa

Gruesome Iowa
  • Author : Nick Vulich
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : 9780359962259
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Summary : Download book in pdf, epub, tuebl and kindle format and read anywhere anytime directly from your devices.

The Public Burning

The Public Burning
  • Author : Robert Coover
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 534
  • ISBN : 0802135277
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Summary : Vice-President Richard Nixon - the voraciously ambitious bad boy of the Eisenhower regime - is the dominant narrator in an enormous cast that includes Betty Crocker, Joe McCarthy, the Marx Brothers, Walter Winchell, Uncle Sam, his adversary The Phantom, and Time magazine incarnated as the National Poet Laureate. All of these and thousands more converge in Times Square for the carnivalesque auto-da-fe at which the Rosenbergs are put to death.

Arc of Justice

Arc of Justice
  • Author : Kevin Boyle
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781429900164
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Summary : An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and violence rising. Ossian Sweet, a proud Negro doctor-grandson of a slave-had made the long climb from the ghetto to a home of his own in a previously all-white neighborhood. Yet just after his arrival, a mob gathered outside his house; suddenly, shots rang out: Sweet, or one of his defenders, had accidentally killed one of the whites threatening their lives and homes. And so it began-a chain of events that brought America's greatest attorney, Clarence Darrow, into the fray and transformed Sweet into a controversial symbol of equality. Historian Kevin Boyle weaves the police investigation and courtroom drama of Sweet's murder trial into an unforgettable tapestry of narrative history that documents the volatile America of the 1920s and movingly re-creates the Sweet family's journey from slavery through the Great Migration to the middle class. Ossian Sweet's story, so richly and poignantly captured here, is an epic tale of one man trapped by the battles of his era's changing times. Arc of Justice is the winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

Harms Way

Harms Way
  • Author : Joel-Peter Witkin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 150
  • ISBN : UOM:39015034230907
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Summary : Inevitable death and our agony to attain Utopia have made existence a form of pathology. We are left with the secret need for redemption which few of us will understand or witness. This need still lives in acts of love, courage and art. In the images included in this book it is found in the conjoined destinies of artist and subject, phantoms on either side of that curtain we call photography. Implicit in these photographs is the brutal extreme of their purpose and an intimation however distant to their makers that something was manifested beyond the event itself.

The Bonanza King

The Bonanza King
  • Author : Gregory Crouch
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Total pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781501108204
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Summary : “A monumentally researched biography of one of the nineteenth century’s wealthiest self-made Americans…Well-written and worthwhile” (The Wall Street Journal) it’s the rags-to-riches frontier tale of an Irish immigrant who outwits, outworks, and outmaneuvers thousands of rivals to take control of Nevada’s Comstock Lode. Born in 1831, John W. Mackay was a penniless Irish immigrant who came of age in New York City, went to California during the Gold Rush, and mined without much luck for eight years. When he heard of riches found on the other side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1859, Mackay abandoned his claim and walked a hundred miles to the Comstock Lode in Nevada. Over the course of the next dozen years, Mackay worked his way up from nothing, thwarting the pernicious “Bank Ring” monopoly to seize control of the most concentrated cache of precious metals ever found on earth, the legendary “Big Bonanza,” a stupendously rich body of gold and silver ore discovered 1,500 feet beneath the streets of Virginia City, the ultimate Old West boomtown. But for the ore to be worth anything it had to be found, claimed, and successfully extracted, each step requiring enormous risk and the creation of an entirely new industry. Now Gregory Crouch tells Mackay’s amazing story—how he extracted the ore from deep underground and used his vast mining fortune to crush the transatlantic telegraph monopoly of the notorious Jay Gould. “No one does a better job than Crouch when he explores the subject of mining, and no one does a better job than he when he describes the hardscrabble lives of miners” (San Francisco Chronicle). Featuring great period photographs and maps, The Bonanza King is a dazzling tour de force, a riveting history of Virginia City, Nevada, the Comstock Lode, and America itself.

Wild Life

Wild Life
  • Author : Molly Gloss
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 270
  • ISBN : 0618131574
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Summary : When mother of five Charlotte Bridger Drummond becomes lost in the Great Northwest Woods, she is rescued by an elusive group of quasi-human beasts that force her to examine her previous notions about the differences between animals and humans, men and women, and wilderness and civilization. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Earth Bound

Earth Bound
  • Author : Christine Feehan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-07-07
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780698180529
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Summary : #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan returns to the mysterious coastal town of Sea Haven where a woman is stalked by her inescapable past in the fourth novel in the Sisters of the Heart series. On the shores of Sea Haven, six women touched by great loss have come together in a sisterhood strengthened by the elements—a bond each will need as new love and danger enter their lives... After escaping from a cult, Lexi found refuge with her sisters on the farm that more than sustained her body—it nurtured her soul as well. But she never forgot the terror she left behind or the always present fear that the cult would find her again, and claim her. Then her nightmare came true. Lexi was discovered and threatened—only to be suddenly saved by a stranger. He is Gavriil Prakenskii, and he’s awestruck by the woman he’s rescued. She is destined for him. He can feel it in his soul. But how can Lexi find happiness with a man steeped in secrets and shadows, one intimately acquainted with violence, and whose very love could be the death of them?