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Download Haunted Dallas (Haunted America) by Rita Cook,Russell W. Dandridge PDF

By Rita Cook,Russell W. Dandridge

stories of the unusual and supernatural echo in the course of the halls and town streets of the massive D. on the Renaissance-inspired Majestic Theater, it's rumored that the curtains are diminished through ghostly arms, and it's acknowledged that there's a unhappiness that lingers on the 6th ground Museum within the room the place Oswald geared toward JFK. go back and forth downtown to the grand Adolphus resort, the place site visitors from the flip of the century nonetheless dance to the lines of a phantom waltz, yet watch out for the stretch of street alongside White Rock Lake the place a mysterious strength kills the engines of unwary motorists. sign up for neighborhood writer Rita prepare dinner as she trips into the darkest corners of the Texas heartland with this chilling selection of stories.

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Download Glimpses of Henderson County, North Carolina by Terry Ruscin,Hilliard Staton PDF

By Terry Ruscin,Hilliard Staton

Henderson County is understood for its state hotels, homes of worship and picturesque landscapes. at the back of the entire attractive surroundings is a colourful heritage that runs deeper than any creek or holler. enjoy the family members and farming history of Edneyville, transparent Creek, eco-friendly River Township, Hoopers Creek and Fruitland. Relive the lodge period whilst the zone boomed as a vacationer vacation spot. find out how the wee inhabitants heart of Goodluck got here via its identify, and inhale the candy perfume of apple blossoms that bloom each springtime. Drawing from interviews, files and a gallery of either modern and known images, writer and researcher Terry Ruscin renders his followed Henderson County in vibrant detail.

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Download Border Medicine: A Transcultural History of Mexican American by Brett Hendrickson PDF

By Brett Hendrickson

Mexican
American folks and non secular therapeutic, sometimes called curanderismo, has been an integral part of lifestyles within the Mexico-U.S.
border quarter for hundreds of years. A hybrid culture made up basically of indigenous
and Iberian Catholic pharmacopeias, rituals, and notions of the self, curanderismo treats the ill individual with
a number of therapeutic modalities together with natural treatments, intercessory prayer,
body therapeutic massage, and effort manipulation. Curanderos,
“healers,” include a holistic realizing of the sufferer, together with body,
soul, and community.

 

Border Medicine examines the ongoing
evolution of Mexican American spiritual therapeutic from the tip of the nineteenth
century to the current. Illuminating the ways that curanderismo has had an effect not just at the future health and culture
of the borderlands but in addition a ways past, the publication tracks its enlargement from Mexican
American groups to Anglo and multiethnic contexts. whereas many healers deal with Mexican and Mexican
American purchasers, an important variety of curanderos
have labored with sufferers from different ethnic teams in addition, specifically those
involved in North American metaphysical religions like spiritualism, mesmerism,
New inspiration, New Age, and energy-based substitute medicinal drugs. Hendrickson
explores this aspect of touch as an adventure of transcultural exchange.

 

Drawing
on historic records, colonial-era scientific texts and bills, early
ethnographies of the area, newspaper articles, memoirs, and contemporary
healing guidebooks in addition to interviews with modern healers, Border Medicine demonstrates the notable
and ongoing impact of Mexican american citizens on cultural and non secular practices
in the USA, particularly within the American West.

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Download Hollywood’s 5 Greatest Actors: The Lives of Humphrey Bogart, by Charles River Editors PDF

By Charles River Editors

*Includes photos.
*Includes actors' charges approximately their careers.
*Includes bibliographies.
*Includes a desk of contents.

In 1999, the yankee movie Institute published its checklist of the 50 maximum Hollywood stars of the twentieth century, and choosing the easiest actors out of the bunch was once definitely a tall activity. the contest used to be so stacked that males like Gary Cooper and John Wayne weren't even one of the most sensible 10. So who have been the head five males chosen by way of the AFI?

One guy has lengthy been thought of the best male celebrity. From the time he first turned a number one guy, Humphrey Bogart’s display photograph has resonated with audience greater than probably the other actor. His personality as a difficult man who manages to keep up his experience of advantage regardless of how compromising the location positive factors in one of the most recognized motion pictures ever made, together with Casablanca (1942), The Maltese Falcon (1941), and Key Largo (1949).

Movie stars are respected for his or her skill to captivate audiences, and maybe no actor has performed it in addition to Cary furnish, the epitome of the artful, debonair actor who could have been rivaled simply via dancer extraordinaire Fred Astaire. provide provided a model of the male actor that stood in stark distinction with the gangster heroes and hard-boiled movie noir detectives that populated the monitor all through his occupation.

If the checklist was once reconstructed this present day, it really is completely attainable that Stewart may rank first. not just have video clips resembling It’s an excellent existence (1946) and Vertigo (1958) endured to achieve in recognition even into the twenty first century, yet Stewart has come to include an available photograph of yankee values that's effortless for everybody to include.

Over the process his lengthy, prolific occupation, Marlon Brando was once thought of probably the best actor of the twentieth century in addition to some of the most advanced and misunderstood. Uniquely capable of be either emotionally charged and technically restricted within the similar functionality, he single-handedly replaced the path of not just the yankee sort of performing, influencing successors resembling Robert De Niro, Al Pacino or even Johnny Depp, however the performing career on an international scale.

Virtually all well-known actors are regaled by way of the general public, yet even nonetheless, Fred Astaire occupies a privileged place in American popular culture. the categorical motion pictures within which Astaire acted is probably not in particular well-known of their personal correct, yet Astaire’s dancing prowess continuously creates a long-lasting effect on viewers.

Hollywood’s five maximum Actors: The Lives of Humphrey Bogart, Cary furnish, Jimmy Stewart, Marlon Brando, and Fred Astaire profiles the lifestyles, occupation, and legacy of the boys deemed through the yankee movie Institute because the maximum male stars. in addition to images of significant humans, locations, and occasions, you are going to find out about the AFI's best five actors such as you by no means have before.

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Download When San Francisco Burned: A Photographic Memoir of the by Doug Gist PDF

By Doug Gist

Early one spring morning, catastrophe struck San Francisco, and a tender guy grabbed his digicam and began documenting the destruction and loss of life surrounding him. Fearlessly going to the guts of the devastation, the guy captured scenes of fires, collapsing constructions, and folks fleeing for his or her lives―scenes that not anyone else had an opportunity to list. His images have been preserved in a family members picture album, unseen by means of the general public for over 100 years.

When San Francisco Burned offers for the 1st time the images that younger guy, Louis P. Selby, took of the nice San Francisco Earthquake and fireplace of 1906. those amazingly certain and dramatic images express the earthquake and its aftermath from a street-level standpoint, giving readers an exceptional examine what it used to be quite wish to be in San Francisco in the course of these bad days. Selby’s images rfile the fast harm of the earthquake; awful motion pictures of fireplace eating San Francisco; the heroic efforts of police, squaddies, and traditional electorate to take care of order and defend the folks; the somber ruins of San Francisco after the blaze; the distress and pluck of the refugee camps; and the city’s earliest days of rebirth and rebuilding. those distinct, never-before-published images exhibit the horrors of the earthquake and fire―and the obdurate resistance of the folk of San Francisco―like you’ve by no means obvious them sooner than. a useful addition to the historic list, while San Francisco Burned is a must have booklet for a person who loves San Francisco and its history.

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Download Bud Ballew: Legendary Oklahoma Lawman by Elmer Mcinnes,Lauretta Ritchie-Mcinnes PDF

By Elmer Mcinnes,Lauretta Ritchie-Mcinnes

The dirt Bowl period of Oklahoma was once nonetheless greatly the Wild West, and Bud Ballew used to be its so much arguable and powerful deputy sheriff. He spent a decade chasing criminals, making day-by-day appearances in newspapers, and proving his choice and finesse with a revolver. Bud Ballew participated in additional gun battles than Wyatt Earp and killed extra males than Billy the child. Bud Ballew's tale involves existence in a riveting biography set within the early days of gritty Oklahoma (celebrating its country centennial this year), with never-before-published black-and-white pictures in addition to archival information stories.

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Download An Oration Delivered at Concord, April the Nineteenth, 1825 by Everett,Edward PDF

By Everett,Edward

not like another reproductions of vintage texts (1) we've not used OCR(Optical personality Recognition), as this ends up in undesirable caliber books with brought typos. (2) In books the place there are photos corresponding to graphics, maps, sketches and so on we have now endeavoured to maintain the standard of those photos, so that they signify safely the unique artefact. even though sometimes there is definite imperfections with those outdated texts, we suppose they should be made to be had for destiny generations to enjoy.

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Download Yankee Destinies: The Lives of Ordinary Nineteenth-Century by Peter R. Knights PDF

By Peter R. Knights

This e-book reconstructs very important milestones within the lives of 2,808 white, native-born males who resided in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1860 or 1870. chosen systematically from the census for these years, those males symbolize cross-sections of these considered through contemporaries as "typical" Bostonians.

Using a vast array of sources--manuscript census returns; tax checks; urban directories; beginning, marriage, and demise files for greater than twenty states; cemetery files; newspapers; and family members genealogies--Peter Knights traced those males not just again to their origins in hundreds and hundreds of small New England cities but in addition (for those that left) onward from Boston. He made up our minds alterations of their occupations and wealth and when they arrived in Boston, the fates in their marriages, their construction of kids, and--in all yet seventy cases--their deaths and the factors thereof. the result's a complete quantitative learn of significant points of the lives of what are most likely the most important pattern inhabitants teams for any North American community.

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Download Dine with Thomas Jefferson and Fascinating Guests by James Gabler PDF

By James Gabler

subscribe to Thomas Jefferson and his interesting site visitors at 25 fact-based dinners at Monticello, the White apartment, Paris, London, Philadelphia, and the French wine nation that includes 3 of his passions: wine, nutrition, and commute. The visitor record is a who is who of recognized humans of the time together with George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John and Abigail Adams, Meriwether Lewis, James and Dolley Madison, John Paul Jones, Marquis de Lafayette, and lots of more.

The dinners heart on 4 of Jefferson's passions: wine, nutrition, dinner dialog and go back and forth and supply an attractive view of Jefferson's social life.

Jefferson enjoyed to have neighbors and visitors to dinner and no cost used to be an excessive amount of. by means of combining strong nutrients, positive wine, and engaging dialog with the 3 ideas of his desk, "no toasts, no politics, and no restraints," his dinner events have been sought-after social occasions.

There are greater than four hundred old resource notes, lots of that are annotated. The Appendices contains "Thomas Jefferson's favourite wines on hand this present day, and an essay approximately Benjamin Franklin's good friend and private secretary Edward Bancroft---master spy.

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