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Last of the Saddle Tramps

Last of the Saddle Tramps Book
Author : Messanie Wilkins
Publisher : Long Riders Guild Press
Release : 2001-08-01
ISBN : 9781590480434
File Size : 33,9 Mb
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Historically the world of equestrian travel has contained an exciting mixture of unique men and women. Some are adventurers seeking danger from the back of their horses. Others are travelers discovering the beauties of the countryside they slowly ride through. A few are searching for inner truths while cantering across desolate parts of the planet. Then there is Messanie Wilkins. She was acting on orders from the Lord! In 1954, at the age of 63, Wilkins had plenty to worry about. A destitute spinster in ill health, Wilkins had been told she had less than two years left to live, provided she spent them quietly. With no family ties, no money, and no future in her native Maine, Wilkins decided to take a daring step. Using the money she had made from selling homemade pickles, Wilkins bought a tired summer camp horse and made preparations to ride from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific Ocean. Yet before leaving she flipped a coin, asking God to direct her to go or not. When the coin came up heads several times in a row, one of America s most unlikely equestrian heroines set off. What followed was one of the twentieth century's most remarkable equestrian journeys. Accompanied by her faithful horse, Tarzan, Wilkins suffered through a host of obstacles including blistering deserts and freezing snow storms, yet never lost faith that she would complete her 7,000 mile odyssey. Last of the Saddle Tramps is thus the warm and humorous story of a humble American heroine bound for adventure and the Pacific Ocean. The classic tale is amply illustrated with photographs.

Last of the Saddle Tramps

Last of the Saddle Tramps Book
Author : Mesannie Wilkins,Mina Titus Sawyer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1967
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 43,5 Mb
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"Told by her doctor she had from two to four years to live, she set out on horseback from her farm in Minot, Maine, and traveled nearly 7,000 miles enroute to California." Dust jacket.

The Ride of Her Life

The Ride of Her Life Book
Author : Elizabeth Letts
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2021-06-01
ISBN : 052561933X
File Size : 32,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The triumphant true story of a woman who rode her horse across America in the 1950s, fulfilling her dying wish to see the Pacific Ocean, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Horse and The Eighty-Dollar Champion “The gift Elizabeth Letts has is that she makes you feel you are the one taking this trip. This is a book we can enjoy always but especially need now.”—Elizabeth Berg, author of The Story of Arthur Truluv In 1954, sixty-three-year-old Maine farmer Annie Wilkins embarked on an impossible journey. She had no money and no family, she had just lost her farm, and her doctor had given her only two years to live. But Annie wanted to see the Pacific Ocean before she died. She ignored her doctor’s advice to move into the county charity home. Instead, she bought a cast-off brown gelding named Tarzan, donned men’s dungarees, and headed south in mid-November, hoping to beat the snow. Annie had little idea what to expect beyond her rural crossroads; she didn’t even have a map. But she did have her ex-racehorse, her faithful mutt, and her own unfailing belief that Americans would treat a stranger with kindness. Annie, Tarzan, and her dog, Depeche Toi, rode straight into a world transformed by the rapid construction of modern highways. Between 1954 and 1956, the three travelers pushed through blizzards, forded rivers, climbed mountains, and clung to the narrow shoulder as cars whipped by them at terrifying speeds. Annie rode more than four thousand miles, through America’s big cities and small towns. Along the way, she met ordinary people and celebrities—from Andrew Wyeth (who sketched Tarzan) to Art Linkletter and Groucho Marx. She received many offers—a permanent home at a riding stable in New Jersey, a job at a gas station in rural Kentucky, even a marriage proposal from a Wyoming rancher. In a decade when car ownership nearly tripled, when television’s influence was expanding fast, when homeowners began locking their doors, Annie and her four-footed companions inspired an outpouring of neighborliness in a rapidly changing world.

Angel Dust

Angel Dust Book
Author : Alex Caine
Publisher : Penguin Canada
Release : 2014-08-19
ISBN : 0143192922
File Size : 30,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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A follow-up to Alex Caine’s bestselling Befriend and Betray and the third in his trilogy about big biker gangs, Angel Dust focuses on the Hells Angels. The Angels have built an empire, starting from their days as saddle tramps riding Harleys to becoming multi-millionaires driving high-end SUVs. The organization has moved deeper and deeper into legitimate business, particularly in the entertainment industry, real estate, currency exchange, and online gambling and pornography. Though much has been previously written about the Hells Angels, no author to date has had Caine’s combination of experience as an undercover agent and his extensive contacts within gangs and law enforcement. Caine delves into this meteoric ascent and the consequences it has had for the Angels as they transform themselves from outlaw bikers into a new mafia. Using his contacts in domestic and international police forces and Interpol, Caine exposes the inner workings of the club, shows what it’s become, and what is on the gang’s horizon.

A Ghost in the Throat

A Ghost in the Throat Book
Author : Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Publisher : Biblioasis
Release : 2021-05-27
ISBN : 177196412X
File Size : 55,9 Mb
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An Post Irish Book Awards Nonfiction Book of the Year • A Guardian Best Book of 2020 • Shortlisted for the 2021 Rathbones Folio Prize • Longlisted for the 2021 Republic of Consciousness Prize • Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Biography Prize When we first met, I was a child, and she had been dead for centuries. On discovering her murdered husband’s body, an eighteenth-century Irish noblewoman drinks handfuls of his blood and composes an extraordinary lament. Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill’s poem travels through the centuries, finding its way to a new mother who has narrowly avoided her own fatal tragedy. When she realizes that the literature dedicated to the poem reduces Eibhlín Dubh’s life to flimsy sketches, she wants more: the details of the poet’s girlhood and old age; her unique rages, joys, sorrows, and desires; the shape of her days and site of her final place of rest. What follows is an adventure in which Doireann Ní Ghríofa sets out to discover Eibhlín Dubh’s erased life—and in doing so, discovers her own. Moving fluidly between past and present, quest and elegy, poetry and those who make it, A Ghost in the Throat is a shapeshifting book: a record of literary obsession; a narrative about the erasure of a people, of a language, of women; a meditation on motherhood and on translation; and an unforgettable story about finding your voice by freeing another’s.

Gunman s Song

Gunman s Song Book
Author : Ralph Cotton
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-06-04
ISBN : 1101626402
File Size : 50,8 Mb
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AND THE LAST SHALL BE FAST Lawrence Shaw once got a boost out of being the quickest gun alive. Now he’s partial to telling gunfighter stories rather than living them. But that doesn’t stop every ornery shootist with an itchy trigger finger from trying to pull iron on Fast Larry Shaw…or a group of gamblers from wagering five grand on who will kill him…or a gang of cutthroat saddle tramps from slaying his wife while in search of him. Racked with guilt for not saving his beloved, Shaw vows to shorten the life expectancy of her murderers—and any other hardcase who even thinks of sending hot lead his way.

The Unforgiven

The Unforgiven Book
Author : Alan Le May
Publisher : DigiCat
Release : 2022-08-01
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 37,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Unforgiven" by Alan Le May. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

The Parker Grey Show

The Parker Grey Show Book
Author : Kristen Buckley
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2003-07-01
ISBN : 1101204435
File Size : 23,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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“A great read! A funny, inspiring, adventurous journey through friendship, love, and rediscovery.”—Amanda Brown, author of Legally Blonde When she isn’t waiting tables, Parker Grey doesn’t have much to do except watch reruns of MEDS and fantasize about “M.” In fact, sometimes she feels like her life is one big TV show—one she’d channel-surf right past. But now Parker’s roommate has disappeared. Knowing she’s a lot better at watching drama than creating it, Parker turns to TV for help. Inspired by the sexy star of La Femme Nikita, she takes to the streets of Manhattan. To find Lil. To find a life. And to start writing a whole new script for... THE PARKER GREY SHOW “Funny, feisty, and full of life—this charming novel will reaffirm your belief that ‘happily ever after’ is actually possible.”—Jillian Medoff, author of Good Girls Gone Bad “Brilliant! Hilarious! Irreverent! Parker Grey is the mouth-piece for the Anti 'It Girl' establishment.”—Simon Doonan author of Wacky Chicks and Confessions of a Window Dresser: Tales from the Life of Fashion

Love Goes to Buildings on Fire

Love Goes to Buildings on Fire Book
Author : Will Hermes
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2011-11-08
ISBN : 1429968672
File Size : 30,5 Mb
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Punk rock and hip-hop. Disco and salsa. The loft jazz scene and the downtown composers known as Minimalists. In the mid-1970s, New York City was a laboratory where all the major styles of modern music were reinvented—all at once, from one block to the next, by musicians who knew, admired, and borrowed from one another. Crime was everywhere, the government was broke, and the city's infrastructure was collapsing. But rent was cheap, and the possibilities for musical exploration were limitless. Love Goes to Buildings on Fire is the first book to tell the full story of the era's music scenes and the phenomenal and surprising ways they intersected. From New Year's Day 1973 to New Year's Eve 1977, the book moves panoramically from post-Dylan Greenwich Village, to the arson-scarred South Bronx barrios where salsa and hip-hop were created, to the Lower Manhattan lofts where jazz and classical music were reimagined, to ramshackle clubs like CBGBs and The Gallery, where rock and dance music were hot-wired for a new generation. As they remade the music, the musicians at the center of the book invented themselves: Willie Colón and the Fania All-Stars renting Yankee Stadium to take salsa to the masses, New Jersey locals Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith claiming the jungleland of Manhattan as their own, Grandmaster Flash transforming the turntable into a musical instrument, David Byrne and Talking Heads proving that rock music "ain't no foolin' around." Will Hermes was there—venturing from his native Queens to the small dark rooms where the revolution was taking place—and in Love Goes to Buildings on Fire he captures the creativity, drive, and full-out lust for life of the great New York musicians of those years, who knew that the music they were making would change the world.

A Tramp Abroad

A Tramp Abroad Book
Author : Mark Twain
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780199733491
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Download A Tramp Abroad book written by Mark Twain and published by with total hardcover pages 4 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.

Classic Tramping in New Zealand

Classic Tramping in New Zealand Book
Author : Shaun Barnett,Rob Brown
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010-08
ISBN : 9781877517242
File Size : 29,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Classic Tramping in New Zealand is a beautifully photographed, award-winning tribute to fourteen of New Zealand's finest tramping trips. This revised and updated edition now includes superb Bird's Eye maps that show each route in three dimensions and two new tramps: the Frew Saddle-Toaroha Saddle and the Northwest Ruahine Range.

Riding Into the Wind

Riding Into the Wind Book
Author : Elly Foote,Nathan Foote
Publisher : Southbank, B.C. : NE Book Works
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780973253900
File Size : 40,8 Mb
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This carefully crafted work brings you 70 color pictures, 40+ original drawings, and a story that burns with intensity, radiates personal crises, and reminds us how life can be lived. It is about horses, and not about horses at all. It's about the human journey we're all traveling.

Last of the Cowboy Heroes

Last of the Cowboy Heroes Book
Author : Robert Nott
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2005-01-20
ISBN : 1476613729
File Size : 39,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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In the world of Western films, Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, and Audie Murphy have frequently been overlooked in favor of names like Roy Rogers and John Wayne. Yet these three actors played a crucial role in the changing environment of the post–World War II Western, and, in the process, made many excellent middle-budget films that are still a pleasure to watch. This account of these three Western stars’ careers begins in 1946, when Scott and McCrea committed themselves to the Western roles they would play for nearly twenty years. Murphy, who also joined them in 1946, would continue his Western career for a few years after his cohorts rode into the film sunset. Arranged chronologically, and balanced among the three actors, the text concludes with Audie Murphy’s last Western in 1967. Covering both the personal and professional lives of these three Hollywood cowboys, the book provides both their stories and the story of a Hollywood whose attitude toward the Western was in a time of transition and transformation. The text is complemented by 60 photographs and a filmography for each of the three.

The Virginian

The Virginian Book
Author : Owen Wister
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2012-03-12
ISBN : 048611449X
File Size : 52,5 Mb
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Set in the vast Wyoming territory, this masterpiece helped establish the code of the West and its stereotypical characters. The novel also features the first known "shootout" in American literature.

The Wild Boys

The Wild Boys Book
Author : William S. Burroughs
Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release : 2007-12-01
ISBN : 0802197191
File Size : 25,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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The Wild Boys is a futuristic tale of global warfare in which a guerrilla gang of boys dedicated to freedom battles the organized armies of repressive police states. Making full use of his inimitable humor, wild imagination, and style, Burroughs creates a world that is as terrifying as it is fascinating.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent Supportive Housing Book
Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Policy and Global Affairs,Science and Technology for Sustainability Program,Committee on an Evaluation of Permanent Supportive Housing Programs for Homeless Individuals
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2018-07-11
ISBN : 0309477077
File Size : 47,5 Mb
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Chronic homelessness is a highly complex social problem of national importance. The problem has elicited a variety of societal and public policy responses over the years, concomitant with fluctuations in the economy and changes in the demographics of and attitudes toward poor and disenfranchised citizens. In recent decades, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the philanthropic community have worked hard to develop and implement programs to solve the challenges of homelessness, and progress has been made. However, much more remains to be done. Importantly, the results of various efforts, and especially the efforts to reduce homelessness among veterans in recent years, have shown that the problem of homelessness can be successfully addressed. Although a number of programs have been developed to meet the needs of persons experiencing homelessness, this report focuses on one particular type of intervention: permanent supportive housing (PSH). Permanent Supportive Housing focuses on the impact of PSH on health care outcomes and its cost-effectiveness. The report also addresses policy and program barriers that affect the ability to bring the PSH and other housing models to scale to address housing and health care needs.

A Crooked River

A Crooked River Book
Author : Michael L. Collins
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9780806160085
File Size : 40,6 Mb
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In A Crooked River, Michael L. Collins presents a rousing narrative of these events that reflects perspectives of people on both sides of the Rio Grande.

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes Book
Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher : Cosimo Classics
Release : 1879
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 31,5 Mb
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"We are all travellers in what John Bunyan calls the wilderness of this world-all, too, travellers with a donkey: and the best that we find in our travels is an honest friend. He is a fortunate voyager who finds many." -Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879) Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879) is a classic of travel literature by Robert Louis Stevenson about his 12-day, 120-mile walking tour in the French Cévennes mountain range, accompanied by his donkey, Modestine. This book is one of the first to present hiking and camping as recreational activities, and is as influential as Stevenson's fiction.

Hell s Angels

Hell s Angels Book
Author : Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2012-08-01
ISBN : 0307826619
File Size : 25,7 Mb
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Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels—Hell’s Angels, that is—in this short work of nonfiction. “California, Labor Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo and East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of Big Sur. . . The Menace is loose again.” Thus begins Hunter S. Thompson’s vivid account of his experiences with California’s most notorious motorcycle gang, the Hell’s Angels. In the mid-1960s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial Angels, cycling up and down the coast, reveling in the anarchic spirit of their clan, and, as befits their name, raising hell. His book successfully captures a singular moment in American history, when the biker lifestyle was first defined, and when such countercultural movements were electrifying and horrifying America. Thompson, the creator of Gonzo journalism, writes with his usual bravado, energy, and brutal honesty, and with a nuanced and incisive eye; as The New Yorker pointed out, “For all its uninhibited and sardonic humor, Thompson’s book is a thoughtful piece of work.” As illuminating now as when originally published in 1967, Hell’s Angels is a gripping portrait, and the best account we have of the truth behind an American legend.

The New Machiavelli

The New Machiavelli Book
Author : Herbert George Wells
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1911
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 27,7 Mb
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Download The New Machiavelli book written by Herbert George Wells and published by with total hardcover pages . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.


Oil  Book
Author : Upton Sinclair
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1927
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 49,7 Mb
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First edition of Sinclair's savage satire, loosely based on the life and career of Edward L. Doheny, and the Teapot Dome scandal of the Harding administration. Although Sinclair's famous novel The Jungle deals with Chicago's meatpacking industry, he moved west to Pasadena in 1916 and began writing novels set in California, the best of which was Oil!, the story of the education of Bunny Ross, son of wildcat oil man Joe Ross after oil is discovered outside Los Angeles. The novel was the basis for Paul Thomas Anderson's 2007 film There Will Be Blood. In California Classics, Lawrence Clark Powell called Oil! "Sinclair's most sustained and best writing."