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by priscilla elliottOne of America's premier Landscape Architects, Fletcher Steele worked for wealthy patrons designing unique and original gardens that break conventions and delight and enchant viewers. This was at a time in the beginning of the twentieth century when design was not constrained by cost. The book has many color photos, interviews with clients and staff, and landscape professionals. There is a bibliography, and a brief biography.
by Kalan Chapman Lloyd“If the raw reality of stillbirth, loss of pregnancy, or miscarriage has rendered you senseless, then you will want to spend some healing time with Mo(u)rning Joy. If you feel helpless in friending a grieving family, then you will be touched by the words of care and concern that you can't always think to say at the time. I highly recommend this unabashed account of Kalan Lloyd's journey toward wholeness... she truly tells it like it is.”\t\t- Susanna Fitzgerald, MSW "A cry-laugh, laugh-cry. W... more
by Jason HussongJust because you don’t believe in something, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t believe in you. Things do go bump in the night. Sometimes it even happens during the day. I’ve heard it. And, on occasion, I’ve even seen what makes it happen. Destination Paranormal: Haunted Travels details my trips to find what’s on the other side. For more than two years, I set off on a journey to get answers. My second book documents everything that happened – the times I was stabbed, grabbed, and talked with what’s... more
by Richard HillFinding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA is Richard Hill's true and intensely personal story of how he pieced together the long-kept secret of his own origins. This highly suspenseful book is a page-turning saga of personal detective work that will appeal to anyone who loves a good mystery. But this isn't fiction. It's an engrossing account of an adoptee trying to reclaim the biological family denied him by sealed birth records. This fascinating quest, including the author's... more
by Wendy HinmanTightwads on the Loose tells the story of Wendy and Garth, lured to sea by the promise of adventure. They buy a 31-foot boat that fits their budget better than it fits Garth’s large frame and set sail for an open-ended voyage, never imagining they’d be gone seven years, or cover 34,000 miles at the pace of a fast walk. They live without most “necessities” and learn that teamwork and a sense of humor matter most as they face endless “character-building opportunities.” Tightwads on the Loose offe... more
by Andrea CaganAndrea Cagan, author of Memoirs of a Ghost, is emerging from beneath the sheet of invisibility to write her own story. A ghostwriter for decades, she has had more than a dozen books on the best seller lists, including NY Times and LA Times #1 best sellers. In Memoirs of a Ghost, Andrea’s chapters span her life as a professional ballet dancer, a healing researcher, a truth teller, a ghost writer to the stars, and above all else, an author and story teller. In her memoir, she reveals her trea... more
by David SmithMy book is part autobiographical, part political/social commentary on the state of early childcare in NZ. It is a reflection on my 30 years an ECE teacher and my experience as a father of 3 children. Join me as I try to inform, challenge, question and make suggestions around the everyday logistics and the issues that arise on a daily basis for teachers, children, parents and society as a whole. Issues like space, hours of attendance, values, profit or non profit numbers of children. Issues t... more
by Peggy ButlerAnd Then There Was One is the true story of a young girl from the Appalachian foothills of southern Ohio, who loves music and dreams of becoming a performer, until illness in her early teens changes her goal and her life dramatically. This stirring memoir offers a vivid picture of what it was like to be an aspiring nurse in the 1950s. The author's accounts of the stigma endured by people with tuberculosis, a contagious disease with no known cure at that time, are heart-rending. Taking us back in... more
by Kyle GarlettThroughout his life, there was nothing Kyle Garlett hated more than losing, and he knew early on that four diagnoses of cancer could not match his spirit of competition. His appetite for victory and success and his love of life pushed him past his health hurdles—including a bone marrow transplant, hip replacement, and a heart transplant—and into the greatest challenge of his life: the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. Kyle tells his amazing life story, beginning with his diagnosis of lymphom... more
by Lizzie HarwoodA travel memoir about money, myopia, and men. Welcome to Xamnesia... where you forget who you were when you landed. At twenty-three, Lizzie leaves her native New Zealand to work for VIP billionaires in a remote oil-rich oasis. Legally forbidden to talk about her employers, she calls their country 'Xamnesia.' The place has its perks, such as hugging Michael Jackson and receiving diamond watches, but it's also a rabbit hole that quells a gal's self-confidence. Even transferred to Paris, s... more
by Sonja Millings
"I never did get the hang of coin-operated public showers, but nailed sneaking shots of vodka from the freezer while my husband filled up the gas tank."
In January of 2012, Sonja Millings took an early retirement from the fast-paced corporate world to reluctantly accompany her new husband on his bucket list dream of traveling across the country in a small RV. Prior to the trip, they had never spent more than two consecutive weeks together. What could possibly go wrong?
by David R Beasley
MCKEE RANKIN burst upon the theatre world in the l860s. By the age of twenty-one, Rankin, a Canadian by birth, had become leading man at the Arch Street Theatre in Philadelphia, considered to be the best theatre in the country. A matinee idol and a superb character actor, he formed one of the first combination companies to tour America. He wrote successful Western dramas, in which he and his wife, the famous Kitty Blanchard, created unforgettable characters. He built a theatre in New York Cit... more
by David R BeasleyBy analyzing Tennyson's use of memory in his poetry, this study shows Tennyson as the abiding experimentalist in the use of the poetic memory—through it, he presents his diverse themes in a variety of ways. Discussed in this book are selections from his earliest volumes and “Poems (1842)”, “In Memoriam”, “Maud”, and “Idylls of the King”, which are chosen not only for their rich illustrative variety in the use of memory but also because they span the whole of his poetic career and, therefore, att... more
by David R BeasleySan Francisco artist Clay Spohn (1898--1977), one of the best artists of the modern era, originated art movements of the twentieth century and painted with great beauty. Using Spohn's Notebooks, David Beasley has traced his thought and career. This book is amply illustrated with Spohn's drawings and paintings placed to elucidate the text. Many paintings are in color as Spohn used color superbly. "I consider David Beasley's monograph on the work of Clay Spohn one of the most moving documents I ha... more
by David R BeasleyCanadian born, MacAgy was international in his influence. From a privileged student at the Barnes Foundation through innovative years at the San Francisco Museum of Art, as Director at the California School of Fine Arts from 1945-50, when he was the catalyst for the advent of American abstraction, as curator at MOMA, as the spirit behind the modern art movement in Dallas, as the introducer and interpreter of European and Russian art to America, as the head of the National Endowment for the Arts,... more
by Victoria HaddonA diary written in 1919 at the time of the Russian Civil War by Mr R A Jowett whom worked on board one of the many naval ships sent to North Russia to help with evacuations of British troops.