This tragic tale, set against a backdrop of wartime urgency and human error, unfolds in the midst of the racial and societal divisions of the early twentieth century.
Author: Betsy Thorpe
Publisher: Ideas Into Books Westview
People are drawn to legendary disaster stories such as that of the Titanic, seeking hope and heroism among the wreckage. The Day The Whistles Cried is a true disaster tale, filled with real people and their lives. Reading about America's worst train wreck is opening a window into Time. Two steam locomotives collide head-on in a cornfield at the edge of Nashville on July 9, 1918, taking the lives of more than a hundred people and injuring at least 300 others. This tragic tale, set against a backdrop of wartime urgency and human error, unfolds in the midst of the racial and societal divisions of the early twentieth century. Segregation and cultural mores helped decide who would perish and who would survive this cataclysmic event, resulting in a book that is more than fact: a riveting story of decided historical impact. The Day the Whistles Cried reveals the railroad system in action in its heyday. Romance and adventure, systems and rules, architecture and machinery. Its sub-culture was intrinsic to America's economy and people.
He got a lot of applause and a few cheers and whistles, which Miss Winchester
stifled with one of her steely glares. The old lady in the wheelchair didn't speak,
but her daughter did. She told us her mother heeded President Lincoln's urgent ...
Author: William D. Kaufman
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
The lasting charm of Kaufman’s stories lies in a delightful mix of personal incidents and observations set against an anchoring backdrop of cultural tradition. His new collection is filled with tales from his parents’ homeland in the Ukraine, his own childhood reminiscences, and his adult travels. We watch the young author forced alongside "every Jewish boy on the block" to emulate Yehudi Menuhin on a ten-dollar violin with a moldy bow until the boy is spared by an innate lack of talent and his father’s judgment of his concert: "Enough is enough is more than enough." Kaufman is carefully attuned to the awkwardness of adulthood as well as to that of early adolescence. In "Interlude in Bangkok," his narrator scours the city for a synagogue while pursued by a prostitute. Later he and a friend encounter Greta Garbo in a museum café and are too frightened to approach her. "I am not she," intones the mysterious movie star, and in his own way, Kaufman says that of himself in these stories through an autobiograp
Riding further west, Patrick rode into Jared's camp in the heat of the day. He
dismounted hastily, pulled his riding ... The sound of a stock whip and whistles
could be heard, and then the creaking of a wagon. The oxen were complaining at
Author: Lainey May
Publisher: Balboa Press
Set against the backdrop of Australia in the 1860s—a vast and beautiful land that protects more secrets than it gives up—the displaced peoples of two nations were thrown together in a fierce struggle to exist in an isolated, inhospitable landscape. Caught between the harsh climate, nature, and the darkest sides of man, life in the wild remoteness of south eastern, West Australia was not for the weak of heart. Inspired by historical events from Australia’s wild history in the long ago, Even the Land Cries! takes readers inside the rugged land and the strong, resilient people who sought to tame it. Jared Ryan, a bold and spirited young man of twenty, sets out to find and claim his far-flung property with his younger brother Liam at his side. Together, the brothers must call upon their raw courage to survive amidst innumerable dangers to open up farming land. Their plans are complicated by the many characters who also called this beautiful but wild land their home; heroes, heroines, and scoundrels. They’re all brought together, against a diabolical backdrop of lust, treachery, and anarchy that would change each of their lives forever. Bigotry, lies, disgrace, outrage, treason, betrayal, and forbidden love will either motivate these young souls into forces for good or for evil, which in turn will impact the land. If they can survive the many challenges this harsh new life demands of them, they just may come to love the land as their own.
By the wide swathe of the Ewaso Nyiro River a bird chorus of whoops, whistles
and cries can be heard. The river is at its best in the Reserve, broad and sluggish
with a large population of crocodile seen on sandbanks at almost every bend.
Author: Robert Turley
Grant Robinson, newly retired as a Police Chief Superintendent, now had the opportunity to exercise his lifelong interest in animal photography. His planned trip would take him to the Maasai Mara, the Serengeti and the NgoroNgoro Crater. Little did he realise that his desire to take photographs of the "welcome dance," would dramatically alter his plans. What does Kiambu, the Nairobi Commissioner of Police want with Grant Robinson? Who murdered Pili? Is the Governor of the Bank of Kenya as honest and scrupulous as he appears? What is the connection between Maalik and Roobie the restaurateur? What is the meaning of the "Elephant Mark"? How did the death of Dominik cause a major smuggling route to be closed? Grant Robinson has to face these challenges, as well as many others, as he becomes The Poacher Hunter.