Not every story is about a lawman or outlaw. Some readers will recognize the name john Cattle jack hittson, a notable texas and Colorado cattleman. Alexander focuses on how Cattle jack took the law into his own hands and dispensed ruthless justice to cow thieves. Was he right or wrong? The answer is debatable, although Alexander titles that chapter a modern Hercules to the rescue. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: desktop ereaders, tablets, ios, android, windows. Sorry due to licensing restrictions, this clip can't be viewed outside new Zealand. Thankfully most of nz on Screen's content can be viewed from anywhere: browse and enjoy!
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Vick series, University of North Texas Press, denton, 2014,.95. This offering from prolific Texas author Bob Alexander presents a dozen detailed profiles of frontier figures most general readers wont recognize and business who probably wouldnt crack anyones list of top lawmen and outlaws in the old southwest or anyplace else. But their stories, as related by an author who knows how to tell tales, are plenty lively. His style, which has been termed breezy and colloquial, makes one feel as if he is sitting around the home fires being entertained by good company. Alexanders preface starts on an odd note when he argues over several paragraphs that the Old West was tamed not by gunfighters but by mothers, who demanded stability and safety for their children. While an interesting proposition, the book has little to do with mothers or even childless women. He goes on to explain that the book is a true bloodletting Old West nonfiction narrative, but its overall outlook is multidimensional, consciously so, thus the reader can earnestly and thoughtfully look past the busting of a cap and the mopping up of blood. The common thread in these tales might be how the justice system in the wild West worked, in theory and in practice. The winners and losers are all male. Several stories involve texas Rangers (an Alexander specialty including one about Cal Aten, who joined the service as a young recruit in search of adventure but who in his memoir wrote: It seems to me as I look back i never had any thrills compared. I was never shot, wounded, and never even had my horse killed under.
If youd like to kind of get your feet wet before diving all the way in, Id advise reading the prequel first. Its free, on SmashWords, and entitled. Only 5 pages or so, it does help lead you into the story with a little more understanding of how things will unfold. As usual for me, ive not actually finished reading this first book yet. I like to review it about a third of the way in, both pdf so that I hopefully have enough of an understanding of plot and dont end up giving too much away. But I can safely say id recommend it, if for the wide variety of emotions experienced while perusing its pages. Bad Company and Burnt Powder: Justice and Injustice in the Old southwest, by bob Alexander,. 13 in the Frances.
We do ride along though as Ella makes her first, unknowing, encounters with the bad guys who vow to subvert her and thereby seriously undermine the work done by Brooke and her colleagues. I like that all of the elementals have names that reference their element of power. Phoenix margaret represents fire, and Tempest is powered by wind, for example. The second book in this series entitled. Raging Fire, was just very recently published. It takes up Phoenixs story and the things he primarily had to deal with. I plan to read it next. They certainly make for good reads about during public transit commutes, as they call on one to be more aware of the interesting mix of people and perhaps odd, or just misperceived things that might be going on around one.
In Waters Blood, Brooke, the water elemental, creates major challenges when she meets, falls in love, and ultimately mates with a new Orleans police officer named Alex. She thus gives birth to a half-human, half-elemental child named Ella, over whom the fallen Angels immediately go into motion to try and claim. Brooke and Alex are forbade from remaining coupled up, as Universe requires that elementals not let their powers be known to the masses for fear that these powers might be misinterpreted. They are thus forced to live under a maddening, especially to Alex, set of rules that allow Brooke only to see ella occasionally and in a detached way that avoids revealing the fact that Brooke is actually her mother. Set against the already magical, mysterious backdrop of New Orleans, waters Blood is filled with moments of amazement, amusement, sadness, and nerve-racking intensity. We cringe as Brooke is forced to reign herself in during bar interactions, as she works serving drinks and is sometimes accosted by fallen angel hinchmen. We also are given vivid descriptions of New Orleans scenery, including a fun dog show on the levy and jugglers on unicycles in another part of that frenetic city. The story is told in the third person, with most of the emphasis being placed on Alex and Brookes perspectives.
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Continue reading, what's the story? Continue reading, book details. Author: Robin Stevens, genre: Mystery, topics: Adventures, friendship, great Girl Role models, history, misfits and Underdogs book type: Fiction Publisher: Simon schuster Publication date: April 21, 2015 Publisher's recommended age(s 10 - 18 Number of pages: 320 available on: nook, hardback, ibooks, kindle continue reading. Adventures see all Friendship see all Great Girl Role models see all History see all Misfits and Underdogs see all Our editors recommend Top advice and articles How Comics Helped my kid love reading). Again, the Amazon Kindle app on my iphone allows me to support and enjoy the work of a newly published author and relatively long-time Twitter friend. She writes under the name.
Elaine calloway, and the first title of her Elemental Clans series. The four essentially nonhuman characters represent the natural elements: water, wind, earth, and fire. They have assumed human form, and their primary job is to protect humans from the minare, or Fallen Angels. These fallen angels, not surprisingly, work under the guidance of Lucifer. The elementals are commanded by a force referred to as universe.
An out-of-wedlock child sets many events in motion, and hazel's school adventure begins, she says, when her father's concubine fails to produce a son. Language, dont be an ass — used once referring to donkeys. Two instances of bloody as a british swear word, with hazel commenting on how shocked she is that a teacher uses the word. Consumerism, drinking, Drugs smoking, one of the teachers is constantly drunk, and others are taking lots of prescription drugs. Veronal, an early barbiturate, is used to murder one victim.
Adult characters smoke cigarettes, and one of the schoolgirls is said to have a stash of them. . Daisy and hazel down sickening doses of ipecac to further their sleuthing. Adult Written by, lTD4288, june 12, 2015 age 10, kid, 12 years old October 11, 2015 age. Teen, 13 years old Written. Clefairy, november 26, 2016 age 12, great book! This is a great book. I couldn't stop reading. There are multiple plot twists that keep the reader entertained. I think this is one of the best books.
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But the smart girls in this story need to hide the fact that they're smart to get along with their peers. Hazel's narrative voice holds prejudice, snobbery, and meanness up for subtle, poignant, and often hilarious mockery as she navigates the alien world of an English boarding school. Positive role models representations, self-deprecating, thoughtful narrator and detective hazel may be completely dazzled by her aristocratic, thesis fearless, self-absorbed, and often manipulative bff but also sees right through her - and takes her as she is, though not without some tears along the way. Amid the not-so-secret drinking and serial romance on the faculty, a few adults we'll probably be seeing in future series installments show unexpected strengths. Two murders, plus another in the past; brief description of blood and the creepy limpness of a corpse. The unknown murderer may well be after the girls who know too much. . School bullying, including locking a girl in a trunk for hours; hazel, goaded past her limit by a mean girl, arranges an "accidental" collision on the hockey field and gets in as many licks as she can. "Unfortunately she says, "I do not feel guilty at all.". More than one couple, including a pair of girls, is described as "canoodling which daisy defines as "a grown-up sort of kissing behind closed doors." One of the murder victims was part of a convoluted faculty romance: She and another woman on the faculty were.
There also are numerous shout-outs and sly references to the mystery queens of the era,. Margery Allingham, Agatha Christie, and Dorothy. Sayers, as well as priceless literary/art references: ". Miss Tennyson, our English teacher - that is her name, really, although she is no relation to the famous one. If you've the seen that painting of the lady of Shalott drooping in her boat, you have seen Miss Tennyson. Her hair is always down round her face, and she is as drippy as an underdone cake.". Positive messages, smart girls solve mysteries.
by crisis, of its disenchanted inhabitants. Stegosaurus man Hanging from Stegosaurus sized Penis fuck your foot! Fuck The police, church of Dork, penis vomit Man satan Detroit meow Cats meow tortoise baby tortoise masked Man Smoking Man and Woman with boobs. Shit, fart, blood, spouting Whale sad Creature hello? I fucked your Mom In The Ass Back here, with four Penises. Jump to navigation, common Sense says, a lot or a little? The parents' guide to what's in this book. Set in 1934, murder Is Bad Manners offers lots of mini-epiphanies about period culture (for example, hazel talks about the freezing, Spartan dorm and explains, "In England, the way of showing that you are very rich is to pretend that you are very poor and cannot.
Bad Graffiti is a funny, informative and at times irreverent look at the urban landscape today, making a great gift for those interested in the city and popular culture. Dick Slap yo face biatch man with Bass guitar Penis. I dont think ive ever recommended that you rest your eyes on something truly awful. Nor have ever reviewed a book that made me laugh so much. Artist, scott Hocking has been spotting and photographing the most unsophisticated, the crudest, the clumsiest and the most idiotic graffiti in and around Detroit since 2007. Hes not looking for the big names of street art but for what he calls the little guy, the one whos drunk, angry, frustrated, bored or who just want to look like a bad boy (and apple miserably fails in the attempt.). The result is funny but somehow it has more soul than the works you can admire at the.
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Bad Graffiti, by, scott Hocking. (available on the amazon, uk and, usa.). Black dog Publishing writes : Bad Graffiti is a humorous celebration of the graffiti seen everyday in our cities and often overlooked. Bad Graffiti looks at the plethora of graffiti that adorns our cities at a ubiquitous, popular cultural level. It is a record of the graffiti of the everyday, not of the named artists who have contributed to the many books on graffiti art over the past ten years. Scott Hocking has been photographing graffiti since 2007, focusing on the humorous commentary decorating urban landscapes and particularly in areas of decay or abandonment. Hockings photographs, collected here for the first time, tell the story of the everyday and showcase the areas or markings so often seen but also overlooked by others.