The Big Book of California Ghost Stories

ituated in California's Gold Country, the town of Groveland boomed during the California gold rush that began in 1848. By 1855 the gold had dwindled and the gold rush was over. Many of the miners moved on.

Author: Janice Oberding

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493058631

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Few states can rival California in terms of natural beauty and exciting history. But nearly three centuries of violent crime, sickness, greed, and murder have tarnished the Golden State and made it ripe for ghosts and hauntings. From the Spanish priests who founded the first missions in their quest to bring Christianity to the Native people of the region, to the ill-fated Donner Party committing acts of cannibalism in order to survive. This book explores the most famous ghost stories from California’s past (dating back to the 18th century) with spine-tingling details that will delight readers.

Rediscovering the Golden State California Geography

California, The Pacific Connection. Chico, CA: Creek Press. Libero, Chiara, and Susanna Perazolli. 1997. California, Places and History. New York: Stewart, Tabori, and Chang. The Little Big Book of California. Edited by Natasha Tabori ...

Author: William A. Selby

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781119493143


Page: 576

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"In this fourth edition of Rediscovering the Golden State: California Geography, we are reaching out to a wide audience of people who want to better understand and appreciate California's diverse natural and human systems and landscapes. An important component of this audience is made up of students and teachers studying the geography of California ... This book is designed so that students will be able to: - Examine the forces, processes, systems, and cycles that shape California landscapes and impact its people. - Identify the diversity, connections, and change that define the Golden State, including powerful connections between the state's and the world's many changing physical and human processes and landscapes. - Apply geospatial techniques to research and identify places and events and to ask and answer today's most important questions. - Understand the major issues and solve problems that confront California today. - Rediscover your sense of place." --Provided by publisher.

Custer the Seventh Cavalry and the Little Big Horn

This is the premier book to own in a Custer/ Little Big Horn literature collection today, and one of the rarest and ... #23 in the Ohio Historical Society Library; #29 in the Huntington Library in California; and #30 in the Billings ...

Author: Mike O'Keefe

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806188140

Category: History

Page: 944

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Since the shocking news first broke in 1876 of the Seventh Cavalry’s disastrous defeat at the Little Big Horn, fascination with the battle—and with Lieutenant George Armstrong Custer—has never ceased. Widespread interest in the subject has spawned a vast outpouring of literature, which only increases with time. This two-volume bibliography of Custer literature is the first to be published in some twenty-five years and the most complete ever assembled. Drawing on years of research, Michael O’Keefe has compiled entries for roughly 3,000 books and 7,000 articles and pamphlets. Covering both nonfiction and fiction (but not juvenile literature), the bibliography focuses on events beginning with Custer’s tenure at West Point during the 1850s and ending with the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890. Included within this span are Custer’s experiences in the Civil War and in Texas, the 1873 Yellowstone and 1874 Black Hills expeditions, the Great Sioux War of 1876–77, and the Seventh Cavalry’s pursuit of the Nez Perces in 1877. The literature on Custer, the Battle of the Little Big Horn, and the Seventh Cavalry touches the entire American saga of exploration, conflict, and settlement in the West, including virtually all Plains Indian tribes, the frontier army, railroading, mining, and trading. Hence this bibliography will be a valuable resource for a broad audience of historians, librarians, collectors, and Custer enthusiasts.

The Big Book of Buds

DNA boys started growing marijuana in the late 1980s in a small city in the greater Los Angeles region: Hollyweed! ... Even with Proposition 215, California's medical marijuana initiative, in full effect, there were no guarantees.

Author: Ed Rosenthal

Publisher: Ed Rosenthal

ISBN: 9781936807116

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 689


The Big Book of Buds Volume 2 continues in the tradition of its predecessor by combining stunning, full-color photography with fun and clear descriptions of the characteristics that any gardener or connoisseur wants to know. With no strains repeated from Volume 1, this second volume supplements the first Big Book of Buds with another 100 of the latest and greatest marijuana strains commercially available in the world today. No other book brings together as much information for choosing or identifying specific marijuana strains. Each variety is described with quick reference icons for immediate overview and sorting. An engaging text description also helps the enthusiast distinguish the unique qualities of each strain, including appearance, ripening time, and growing characteristics, as well as smell, taste and the texture of the high. Interspersed throughout the book are short, engaging essays that offer insights into botanical and cultural aspects of this controversial yet immensely popular plant. The practical information provides an indispensable reference for the grower, while the lush photographs and entertaining, insightful essays make this a great book for the casual browser as well.

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Aldens little big book . National version . © Aldens , Inc .; 4May73 ; A455 232 . 24 p . A4552111 . Exploring California byways . No. 7 : An Historic sketchbook , trips for a day or a weekend . By Russ Leadabrand , sketches by Elin ...

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119498710

Category: Copyright

Page: 1320

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A Surgeon with Custer at the Little Big Horn

... California; Coi Drummond-Gehrig, Digital Images Collection administrator, Denver Public Library; Scott Gipson, ... including one on the Seventh Cavalry's Company A at the Little Big Horn, has been most supportive of my book and has ...

Author: James Madison DeWolf

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806158129

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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In spring 1876 a physician named James Madison DeWolf accepted the assignment of contract surgeon for the Seventh Cavalry, becoming one of three surgeons who accompanied Custer’s battalion at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Killed in the early stages of the battle, he might easily have become a mere footnote in the many chronicles of this epic campaign—but he left behind an eyewitness account in his diary and correspondence. A Surgeon with Custer at the Little Big Horn is the first annotated edition of these rare accounts since 1958, and the most complete treatment to date. While researchers have known of DeWolf’s diary for many years, few details have surfaced about the man himself. In A Surgeon with Custer at the Little Big Horn, Todd E. Harburn bridges this gap, providing a detailed biography of DeWolf as well as extensive editorial insight into his writings. As one of the most highly educated men who traveled with Custer, the surgeon was well equipped to compose articulate descriptions of the 1876 campaign against the Indians, a fateful journey that began for him at Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory, and ended on the battlefield in eastern Montana Territory. In letters to his beloved wife, Fannie, and in diary entries—reproduced in this volume exactly as he wrote them—DeWolf describes the terrain, weather conditions, and medical needs that he and his companions encountered along the way. After DeWolf’s death, his colleague Dr. Henry Porter, who survived the conflict, retrieved his diary and sent it to DeWolf’s widow. Later, the DeWolf family donated it to the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Now available in this accessible and fully annotated format, the diary, along with the DeWolf’s personal correspondence, serves as a unique primary resource for information about the Little Big Horn campaign and medical practices on the western frontier.

Big Book of Best Short Stories Volume 6

... found herself glad that little Jerry Junior—he who could barely walk, who had as yet no words—had gone away from them fearlessly into the great darkness a year before. He might have grown up to this, too. So they came to California, ...

Author: Kathleen Norris

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 9788577770670

Category: Fiction

Page: 870

View: 714


This book contains 70 short stories from 10 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. The stories were carefully selected by the critic August Nemo, in a collection that will please the literature lovers. For more exciting titles, be sure to check out our 7 Best Short Stories and Essential Novelists collections. This book contains: - Kathleen Norris:Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby What Happened to Alanna Austin's Girl S is for Shiftless Susanna Making Allowances for Mamma Dr. Bates and Miss Sally Rising Water - Charles W. Chesnutt:The Wife of His Youth The Passing of Grandison Her Virginia Mammy The Bouquet The Sheriffs' Children The Web of Circunstance - Don Marquis:The Old Soak The Revolt of the Oyster The Professor's Awakening The Saddest Man Behind the Curtain Kale Too American - Emma Orczy:The Red Carnation The Traitor Number 187 The Trappist's Vow Juliette, a Tale of Terror The Revenge of Ur-Tasen The Glasgow Mistery - Zona Gale:Friday Sucess and Artie Cherry The Dance The Way thw World Is White Bread Human Exit Charity - Anthony Trollope:The Man Who Kept His Money in a Box The Mistletoe Bough The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne Returning Home An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids The Courtship of Susan Bell The Relics of General Chasse - Ellis Parker Butler:Pigs is Pigs The Hard-boiled Egg Philo Gubb's Greatest Case Solander's Radio Tomb The Thin Santa Claus Dey Ain't No Ghosts The Man Who Did Not Go to Heaven on Tuesday - Mary Shelley:The Invisible Girl The Brother and Sister The Dream Transformation The Mortal Immortal The Mourner The Swiss Peasant - Hector Hugh Munro:The Lumber Room The Open Window Sredni Vashtar Gabriel-Ernest Tobermory The Unrest-Cure Laura - D.H. Lawrence:The Rocking-Horse Winner Tickets, Please! The Odour of Chrysanthemums The Horse Dealer's Daughter Second Best The Shades of Spring The Fox

The Big Book of Oz Volume 2 The Little Wizard Series

BOOK. 12. THE. TIN. WOODMAN. OF. OZ. A Faithful Story of the Astonishing Adventure Undertaken by the Tin Woodman, ... One says: "I'm a little boy 5 years old, and I Just love your Oz stories. ... at HOLLYWOOD in CALIFORNIA 1918. 1.

Author: L. Frank Baum


ISBN: 9781847998743


Page: 544

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L. Frank Baum originally wrote 14 full length books set in 'Oz'. 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' being the first. Here we present the second in our 'Big Book of Oz' series containing Oz books 7 - 14. Classic tales still sure to delight all ages. Giant 8.5" x 11" book

The Little Big Book of Pregnancy

Spittin ' Image Rita Ciresi I'm from Connecticut ; my husband is from California . We've never a visited Oklahoma , but it's our favorite musical - especially the number in which Ado Annie , the Girl Who Can't Say No , finally decides ...

Author: Katrina Fried

Publisher: Welcome Books

ISBN: 094180772X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

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A prequel to our best-selling Little Big Book for Moms! The 12th title in the Little Big Book series, The Little Big Book of Pregnancy is destined to become a classic literary companion for any expectant mom. Filled with the best fiction, poetry, and essays on the subject of birth and pregnancy, this heartwarming anthology is also peppered with fascinating customs and rituals from around the world, time-honored home remedies, delightful old wives' tales, nutritious recipes, and wonderful crafts and activities. The turn of each page brings something interesting and entertaining to read, to do, or to learn. Illustrated throughout with the same period art and ephemera that has become the signature of this series, the imagery is both charming and elegant. A visual and editorial feast, The Little Big Book of Pregnancy is simply the perfect gift for any mom to-be. Featuring: 8 literary excerpts and short stories, including The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, Delusions of Granma by Carrie Fisher, and The Diary of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain. 12 essays by such notable writers as Naomi Wolf, Louise Erdrich, and Hope Edelman. 12 poems by, among others, Sylvia Plath, Walt Whitman, Erica Jong, and Joyce Carol Oates. Home remedies for seven typical pregnancy complaints, including stretch marks, morning sickness, body aches, and heartburn. More than 50 traditions from around the world covering birth, naming, labor, and pregnancy. More than 50 traditions from around the world covering birth, naming, labor, and pregnancy. More than 50 old wives tales, including how to tell if it's a boy or a girl, what to do for a smooth delivery, and how to know if you're having twins! 16 recipes for nourishing treats such as Energizing Drinks, Super Sandwiches, Delicious Snacks, and Satisfying Salads. 16 activities, such as writing letters to your unborn child, painting a cloud ceiling in the nursery, and relaxing with daily meditations. 6 categories of "Fun Facts," including popular baby names from around the world, a month-by-onth guide to your baby's fetal development, and statustics about babies, birth, and pregnancy. More than a dozen quotes concerning birth, pregnancy and becoming a parent, by celebrities, writers, and notable personalities such as William Blake, Alistair Cooke, Colette, Robin Williams, and Erma Bombeck.

The Story of the Little Big Horn

... to realize that the first book-length history of Little Big Hom was published in 1926-fifty years after Custer made his last stand. ... but left there at the end of his freshman term, and from 1894 to 1896 studied at California's ...

Author: W. A. Graham

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811767118

Category: History


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“Custer had been usually effective as an Indian fighter for several years… He was adept in bringing off surprise attacks that crushed and paralyzed resistance. Both his reputation and his experience as an Indian campaigner were second to none; and the Seventh Cavalry…was held one of the best regiments in the service. It was but natural, then, that when the regiment marched proudly away from the mouth of the Rosebud on its mission, Terry could and did feel confident that if he could but catch the recalcitrant braves of Sitting Bull between Custer and Gibbon, he would certainly crush and capture them; and if, perchance, Custer found them elsewhere than was expected, the Seventh Cavalry, under such a leader, would be more than equal to any emergency.” From the Story of the Little Big Horn In June 1876, General George A Custer was detailed to a column under General Alfred H. Terry. After being sent ahead of General George Crook at the Rosebud River, Custer and the Seventh Cavalry discovered a Souix encampment on June 25. Not realizing that he was far outnumbered, Custer divided his regiment into three sections, sending two, led by Major Marcus A. Reno and Captain Frederick W. Benteen, to attack upstream. Custer’s section stayed to launch a frontal assault, and every man under Custer was killed. Soon after the massacre, Custer became a tragic hero in the eyes of the American public, and the event achieved an almost mythological reputation. It was not until fifty years later, however, that the first book-length history of the battle, The Story of the Little Big Horn, was published.