Bottomland Author Michelle Hoover
ISBN-10 9780802190246
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 336
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At once intimate and sweeping, Bottomland follows the Hess family in the years after World War I, as they attempt to rid themselves of the Anti-German sentiment that left a stain on their name. But when the youngest two daughters vanish in the middle of the night, the family must piece together what happened while struggling to maintain their life on the unforgiving Iowa plains. In the weeks after Esther and Myrle’s disappearance, their siblings desperately search for them, through the stark farmlands to unfamiliar world of far-off Chicago. Have the girls run away to another farm? Have they gone to the city to seek a new life? Or were they abducted? Ostracized and misunderstood in their small town in the wake of the war, the Hesses fear the worst. Bottomland is a haunting story of pride, love, and betrayal, set among the rugged terrain of Iowa, the fields of war-torn Flanders, and the bustling Chicago streets. With exquisite lyricism, Michelle Hoover deftly examines the intrepid ways a person can forge a life of one's own despite the dangerous obstacles of prejudice and oppression.


Bottomland Author Trey Holt
ISBN-10 1515005151
Release 2015-07-09
Pages 440
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"Bottomland does for Franklin what Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil did for Savannah--it reveals the Gothic side of a quiet, picturesque Southern town." Based on actual events, Bottomland is the story of the murder of a young woman in Franklin, Tennessee. Set in 1953, it explores the social mores of the town itself and the personalities of all involved, from the townspeople, to the police, to the killers. Told from the perspective of a 17-year-old high school senior who has just fallen in love for the first time, Bottomland reflects Franklin's evolution from the Civil War through World War II and segregation, while chronicling the narrator's family history and coming of age. The story unfolds over the four day period during which the the body and the perpetrators remain unidentified. Bottomland unearths the mystery of a murder and subsequent sentencing that--while sensational in its time--is largely unknown today. "Holt's character-work is first-class, and his clever, authentic-sounding Southern dialogue is full of life and character... Beautiful, evocative descriptive passages drift through the narrative. He also has a great talent for quick, memorable character sketches... As a true-crime buff, I'd never heard of the real-life case this is based on before.... There is surprisingly little [that has been written about the case] beyond Holt's splendid book." --The Reader in the Tower


Sula Author Toni Morrison
ISBN-10 9755105506
Release 1994
Pages 192
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Sula has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sula also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sula book for free.

Wetlands of Bottomland Hardwood Forests

Wetlands of Bottomland Hardwood Forests Author J.R. Clark
ISBN-10 9780444600905
Release 2012-12-02
Pages 420
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These Proceedings comprise two parts. Part I contains eight contributed papers on hydrology, fauna, soils, forests, agriculture and ecology. Part II comprises reports resulting from the five interdisciplinary workgroups whose participants included ecologists, botanists, zoologists, engineers, hydrologists, agrologists, dendrologists, resource managers and other specialists. Their aim was to evaluate conservation and management practices for wetland portions of the bottomland forests of the southeastern United States and to provide technical advice to responsible federal agencies. Thus the book is a state-of-knowledge review of scientific literature and current research, particularly that necessary to understand the effects of alterations such as forest clearing, land drainage or levee building that impair natural functions, i.e. production of timber, maintenance of water quality, flood water storage, support of migrating waterfowl and fish, carbon dioxide balance of the atmosphere etc.

Ecological Processes and Cumulative Impacts Illustrated by Bottomland Hardwood Wetland EcosystemsLewis Publishers Inc

Ecological Processes and Cumulative Impacts Illustrated by Bottomland Hardwood Wetland EcosystemsLewis Publishers  Inc Author Coastal Ecology Inst
ISBN-10 0873713397
Release 1990-07-31
Pages 728
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This timely new book is a "must-have" for anyone involved with wetland conservation, in particular bottomland hardwood forests, a habitat in which over 50% of our nation's inventory has been destroyed. Authored by recognized experts, the book thoroughly covers the ecological processes in bottomland hardwood forests and relates these processes to human activities. Chapters include original research into ecological processes, discuss impacts of human activities on flood plain ecosystems, and examine human perceptions of bottomland values and management strategies for ecosystem restoration and conservation. The book focuses on impact assessment and management, featuring local sites and ecosystems, as well as the processes in larger areas, such as watersheds and hydrological basins.

Illustrated Book of Trees

Illustrated Book of Trees Author William Carey Grimm
ISBN-10 9780811741644
Release 2002-03-01
Pages 720
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Completely revised and updated. More than 30 new species described and illustrated.

Bucking the Sun

Bucking the Sun Author Ivan Doig
ISBN-10 9781439125342
Release 2013-07-09
Pages 416
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Bucking the Sun is the story of the Duff family, homesteaders driven from the Montana bottomland to work on one of the New Deal’s most audacious projects—the damming of the Missouri River. Through the story of each family member—a wrathful father, a mettlesome mother, and three very different sons, and the memorable women they marry—Doig conveys a sense of time and place that is at once epic in scope and rich in detail.


Texas Author James A. Michener
ISBN-10 9780804151412
Release 2014-01-21
Pages 1472
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Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener’s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America’s most affluent, diverse, and provocative states. Among his finely drawn cast of characters, emotional and political alliances are made and broken, as the loyalties established over the course of each turbulent age inevitably collapse under the weight of wealth and industry. With Michener as our guide, Texas is a tale of patriotism and statesmanship, growth and development, violence and betrayal—a stunning achievement by a literary master. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Texas “Fascinating.”—Time “A book about oil and water, rangers and outlaws, frontier and settlement, money and power . . . [James A. Michener] manages to make history vivid.”—The Boston Globe “A sweeping panorama . . . [Michener] grapples earnestly with the Texas character in a way that Texas’s own writers often don’t.”—The Washington Post Book World “Vast, sprawling, and eclectic in population and geography, the state has just the sort of larger-than-life history that lends itself to Mr. Michener’s taste for multigenerational epics.”—The New York Times

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance Author Aberjhani
ISBN-10 9781438130170
Release 2003
Pages 449
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Presents articles on the period known as the Harlem Renaissance, during which African American artists, poets, writers, thinkers, and musicians flourished in Harlem, New York.

Guard of the Blue Ridge Holler A novel of true fiction

Guard of the Blue Ridge Holler  A novel of true fiction Author
ISBN-10 9781434947420
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Guard of the Blue Ridge Holler A novel of true fiction has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Guard of the Blue Ridge Holler A novel of true fiction also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Guard of the Blue Ridge Holler A novel of true fiction book for free.

The Earl J Hess Fortifications Trilogy Omnibus E book

The Earl J  Hess Fortifications Trilogy  Omnibus E book Author Earl J. Hess
ISBN-10 9780807872826
Release 2011-12-01
Pages 1216
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This three-volume Omnibus e-Book set is a collection of Earl J. Hess's definitive works on trench warfare during the Civil War. The set includes: Field Armies and Fortifications in the Civil War: The Eastern Campaigns, 1861-1864, covering the eastern campaigns, from Big Bethel and the Peninsula to Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Charleston, and Mine Run; Trench Warfare under Grant and Lee: Field Fortifications in the Overland Campaign, covering Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, and Bermuda Hundred; and In the Trenches at Petersburg: Field Fortifications and Confederate Defeat, recounting the strategic and tactical operations in Virginia during the last ten months of the Civil War, when field fortifications dominated military planning and the landscape of battle. This invaluable trilogy is a must have for anyone interested in the battles, tactics and strategies of both sides during the Civil War.

Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values

Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values Author Phillip Peterson
ISBN-10 9781440245015
Release 2016-04-11
Pages 712
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The No. 1 Guide to the Most Popular Guns of All Time! Today's firearms are bought, sold and traded more than ever before. This updated 18th edition of Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values will help you buy and sell in this active market with the utmost confidence. It is the only illustrated price guide for firearms produced from 1900 to the present, and this volume sets the standard for gun buyers and sellers--the best insurance policy against paying too much or selling for too little. Inside you'll find: More than 25,000 prices for the firearms most frequently bought and sold today, including many new firearms Listings for more than 12,000 rifles, shotguns and handguns Thousands of detailed photos for quick and easy identification In-depth descriptions for every firearm Bonus color section showcasing many spectacular custom 1911 handguns If you're looking for your next hunting shotgun or rifle, or a new personal-protection handgun, or if you've got a few guns you'd like to sell--Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values is your must-have, real-world guide to today's firearms and their values. Don't go shopping without it!


Soil Author Jamie Kornegay
ISBN-10 9781476750811
Release 2015-03-10
Pages 368
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Not in his right mind after his wife and son leave him, environmental scientist Jay Mize discovers a corpse on his property and, believing that he is being framed, tries to dispose of the body without telling the authorities.


WE ALL HEAR VOICES Author Sam Taggart
ISBN-10 9781440132551
Release 2009-04-15
Pages 220
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Albert Lawrence Moon is a small-town guy with big-time dreams that never quite materialize. His only real asset is Moon's Bar and Grill in Gum Ridge, Arkansas. Even that business is struggling despite the busy racetrack across the street. But things at Moon's start to pick up after an odd fellow named Jack starts cooking for the joint. Jack's inexplicable ability and his passion for flavors and smells turn even the most ordinary dishes into magnificent creations and soon turns Moon's into the hottest eatery in town. But Jack is plagued by voices only he can hear, and when he takes medicine to make the voices go away, he can no longer cook. Owner and co-workers bond as their stories unfold against the backdrop of a little Southern greasy spoon. Mary Ann, the waitress who befriends Jack, is waiting for a tall-cotton cowboy to sweep her off her feet and far away from this town. Moon's newest get-rich-quick scheme threatens the cafe's business, and Jack sinks further into madness as the murmurs in his mind turn into loud, angry roars. Brimming with Southern flavor and peppered with quirky characters with their own unique challenges, We All Hear Voices serves up a tale of unlikely friendships and the human desire for happiness.


Hellebore Author William F. Kaiser
ISBN-10 9780982905463
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 251
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Hellebore, the sequel to William F. Kaiser's popular Bloodroot: A Novel of the Civil War, is the story of the feudin', fightin', and fussin' that tore up the people of Appalachia after the American Civil War. Beset by bushwhackers, carpetbaggers, and scalawags, the Truehill family Billy Jack and Elvira May are tempted, tormented, and torn by the historic events of the postwar occupation of the Southern states by Union army troops. Mountain men who served in either the Confederate army or the Union army return home to continue the war the beginning of the family feuds that still echo today in remote corners of the mountains. The events in this novel, including the incursion of the Ku Klux Klan into western North Carolina, are real, as are some of the historical characters. Other characters, including Billy Jack and Elvira May, are based upon real people of the time.

Riding to Camille

Riding to Camille Author Mary Buford Hitz
ISBN-10 9781940857008
Release 2013-11-19
Pages 343
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I have been fascinated by the backlash from Hurricane Camille in Nelson County ever since it happened August 19th, 1969. How COULD 29 inches of rain fall in 5 hours, which NOAA says is close to both the physical and theoretical limit of the possible. In the heart of the county I care deeply about, lives were eclipsed and landscapes devastated in the blink of an eye. So a combination of fascination, love and a too-vivid imagination pulled me into writing a novel set during the backlash of Hurricane Camille. These characters are fictional, but what happens to them comes right out of the histories recorded at the time. I am passionate about horses, so naturally the horses in this book have personalities too. They and their riders take off on a camping trip in the Blue Ridge Mountains ignorant of what they are riding towards. A just-ignited love affair between the outfitter, Sam, and his summer intern, Lisl, is a secret held from Lisl’s Swiss boyfriend who has come with her for the summer, but not from Sam’s wife, Elsie, whose peculiar upbringing has left her in a self-protective cocoon of apathy. The guest riders bring their own anxieties, pre-dispositions and luckily, courage. Sam is a headstrong, impatient leader who tangles with Lenore, a writer who has come on the trip to write an article about it. When Meg, another guest, breaks her leg, the group must separate in order for Sam to get her back to civilization. The storm hits and Lisl finds herself in charge of the remaining riders and horses. She gets in trouble trying to rescue the horses, and Elsie is presented with a terrible choice while trying to rescue Lisl. When Sam catches up to them no one knows who is alive and who is dead, and Sam himself is a changed man from what he has witnessed while separated from the group. There isn’t anyone in this story who comes out of the experience of this ride the person they were when they went into it. They have witnessed horrors that will take them a lifetime to absorb, and have come face to face with the knowledge of how insignificant human life is in the great scheme of geologic time.

The Bottomland

The Bottomland Author Harry Humes
ISBN-10 155728380X
Release 1995
Pages 62
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Humes employs language that is always direct, full of zinnias and mine acid, bakery trucks, red-tailed hawks, and maggots. Out of these concrete images, he builds structural and emotional tensions that give his poems a powerful presence. Like the dirt of Pennsylvania hillsides, like pollen, like the leavings of a butterfly's wings, these poems remain on our hands and in our minds, affecting us long after the book is put down.