Spit Baths

Author: Greg Downs
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820342181
Size: 57.78 MB
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Spit Baths. A collection of stories follows Embee, Rudy, Peg, and similar young folks who live off the map in the South and Midwest, tying their identities to place above all else as the world becomes increasingly detached.

Desert Baths

Author: Darcy Pattison
Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing
ISBN: 1607185253
Size: 34.66 MB
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Desert Baths. A story about twelve animals and how they stay clean in a dry parched environment, including a bobcat, a quail, and a roadrunner.

Heaven Sent

Author: M. Endsley
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481713159
Size: 69.82 MB
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Heaven Sent. What would you do if you were returning back to earth from heaven not as a human, when you were previously a seventy-two year old man? Well, Rob Harper was about to find out. He has been sent on a mission to earth, mostly against his will, as he had been a guardian angel for his widowed wife for over twenty-five years. Unknowing of what is to come, Rob is more than surprised to find he out he has been reborn as a tiny Chihuahua. Life as he once knew it has all but unraveled, now he is left on his own to knit it back into some form of sanity in order to fulfill his mission. Believing there are no mistakes made in heaven, Rob is venturing out in this tiny new form to do his best. His goal is to complete the mission so he can return back to heaven and retake his position as guardian. What he discovers is not only different, but actually good. Eventually, after a turn of events Rob winds up eager to remain on earth as a tiny dog. Find out what brought about this change of heart and how his plight becomes a new awareness he never had. Learn about the trials and tribulations that a tiny dog experiences. Rob’s attitude, antics and determination as Sophie will delight and surprise you as his life evolves into a full blown adventure to be enjoyed by the entire family. This little dog will keep you laughing and warm your heart from the first page right down to the very last.

Babies Celebrated

Author: Béatrice Fontanel
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Size: 40.12 MB
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Babies Celebrated. Reveals how infants are cared for and live in a wide variety of places and cultures, including New Guinea, India, Tibet, and Africa

The Golden Olden Days

Author: Lura Spears Zerick
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 140330789X
Size: 69.94 MB
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The Golden Olden Days. It is 1875, the last year the Sioux will spend as a free people. Pressure from settlers, gold seekers and the Army will soon bring a crisis to the Plains Indian's way of life. Added to this volatile mix are gunrunners. They provide the horse Indians with a weapon in many ways superior to what the Army has, increasing their ability and desire to make war. Colonel Bruster, commandant of Fort McPherson in Dakota Territory, calls his old friend, Tap Duncan--sometimes lawman, sometimes Army scout--into this mix. Bruster hopes Tap might be able to stop the gunrunning and remove one element of heat from the powder keg he feels the territory sits upon. Tap arrives at McPherson but finds his job complicated by Buffalo Lance, a Sioux who feels he has good reason to kill Tap, Bruster's daughter, Matty, a love from earlier times, her suitor, Captain Hawthorne, who likes Tap about as much as Buffalo Lance does, and the gunrunners themselves. Tap will be busy just keeping alive.

Declarations Of Dependence

Author: Gregory Downs
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 080787776X
Size: 53.99 MB
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Declarations Of Dependence. In this highly original study, Gregory Downs argues that the most American of wars, the Civil War, created a seemingly un-American popular politics, rooted not in independence but in voluntary claims of dependence. Through an examination of the pleas and petitions of ordinary North Carolinians, Declarations of Dependence contends that the Civil War redirected, not destroyed, claims of dependence by exposing North Carolinians to the expansive but unsystematic power of Union and Confederate governments, and by loosening the legal ties that bound them to husbands, fathers, and masters. Faced with anarchy during the long reconstruction of government authority, people turned fervently to the government for protection and sustenance, pleading in fantastic, intimate ways for attention. This personalistic, or what Downs calls patronal, politics allowed for appeals from subordinate groups like freed blacks and poor whites, and also bound people emotionally to newly expanding postwar states. Downs's argument rewrites the history of the relationship between Americans and their governments, showing the deep roots of dependence, the complex impact of the Civil War upon popular politics, and the powerful role of Progressivism and segregation in submerging a politics of dependence that--in new form--rose again in the New Deal and persists today.