Encompasses key years and important events in Theodore Roosevelt’s early life and career. A Most Glorious Ride presents the complete diaries of Theodore Roosevelt from 1877 to 1886. Covering the formative years of his life, Roosevelt’s entries show the transformation of a sickly and solitary Harvard freshman into a confident and increasingly robust young adult. He writes about his grief over the premature death of his father, his courtship and marriage to his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee, and later the death of Alice and his mother on the same day. The diaries chronicle his burgeoning political career in New York City and his election to the New York State Assembly. With his descriptions of balls, dinner parties, and nights at the opera, they offer a glimpse into life among the Gilded Age elite in Boston and New York. They also recount Roosevelt’s first birding and hunting trips to the Adirondacks, the Maine woods, and the American West. Ending with Roosevelt’s secret engagement to his second wife, Edith Kermit Carow, A Most Glorious Ride provides an intimate look into the life of the man who would become America’s twenty-sixth president. Brought together for the first time in a single volume, the diaries have been meticulously transcribed, annotated, and introduced by Edward P. Kohn. Twenty-four black-and-white photographs are also included. Edward P. Kohn is Assistant Professor of History and Chair of the Department of American Culture and Literature at Bilkent University in Turkey. Kohn has written extensively on Theodore Roosevelt, and his previous books include Heir to the Empire City: New York and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt and Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt.
Illustrated history of Kansas City's streetcar system, beginning with horse drawn cars in 1870. In the 1880s, Kansas City built the country's third-largest cable car system. By the turn of the century, cable and horse cars were rapidly replaced by electric streetcars. The streetcar network grew to more than 300 miles of track, not including interurban lines that stretched in six directions, some more than 40 miles. In the 1930s, competition from automobiles and growing expenses caused the operators to begin converting to buses. Streetcars enjoyed a brief resurgence during and just after World War II, but then were increasingly replaced by gasoline and then diesel buses. Kansas City's last streetcar ran on June 23, 1957.
Written by an avid bicyclist, this book tells the story of a man who celebrated his 59th birthday by bicycling alone from Berkeley, California to New Jersey. Whether a bicycle racer, commuter, tourist or occasional rider, young or old, the author’s adventures while seeing the American countryside and meetings with interesting folk on the way will appeal to anyone who has ever pedaled a kiddy-car, tricycle or bicycle. The author learned many things, one of which is not to dive into Lake Tahoe, the story of the Winnemucca people, the location of the largest potato patch in the world and how to bicycle safely across the 120-miles of salt flats between Wendover, Nevada and Salt Lake City, Utah. His ride took him through the town through which “The Old Mill Stream” of song passes and Ottumwa, Iowa, the home town of Radar O’Reilly of Mash fame. The route crossed all the major North-South rivers and the high passes of the Rocky Mountains. If you have ever pedaled a two-wheeler, you will enjoy this book.
Enjoy the best 101 stories from Chicken Soup’s library on the celebration of mothers and motherhood. With heartwarming stories by mothers and their children of gratefulness, love, inspiration and even amusement, this book does what we so often fail to do – say “I Love You, Mom”, making it a great gift not just for Mother’s Day, but always.
Astrologer Lyn Birkbeck reveals in this astonishing analysis that the present alignment of Uranus and Pluto with the Earth has set in motion a powerful Planet-Wave. Already under way, it will peak from 2012 to 2014, heralding a period in which we, as individuals and as nations, face an amazing opportunity to forge our destinies. In a compelling parallel with quantum physics, Birkbeck clearly demonstrates how we can harness our mind-power to the very real influences of this Planet-Wave, enabling us to make the 'course corrections' vital to our own well-being, and that of our world. As the new wave rises, this powerful manual shows how we can ride it into a future of true prosperity.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for the Young at Heart celebrates the fun and wonder of getting older! Readers will revel in these stories about dynamic older singles and couples finding new careers, new sports, new love, and new meaning to their lives. Life begins again at 60! Crossing that magic age might bring a few new wrinkles but also new experiences. This collection is full of humorous and fun adventures from those who are actively enjoying their "senior years!" Stories about new careers, volunteer work, sports and sport cars, love, family, and travels will amuse and invigorate readers.
Anna Bradley presents the first novel in the Sutherland Scandals series, a tantalizing Regency romance filled with the most elegant society—and the most forbidden desires… England, 1811. Delia Somerset despises the privileged ton, but her young sister, Lily, is desperate to escape their family’s scandalous past and join high society. Unwilling to upset her sister, Delia reluctantly agrees to attend a party at the Sutherland estate—and avoid the gossip at all costs. Alec Sutherland is known as a hot-headed scoundrel, but nothing gets a rise out of him as much as the news that his brother desires Delia’s hand in marriage. She is, after all, the daughter of the London belle who soiled their family name. He’s determined to ruin her reputation as well, in the most delicious way possible. It’s only a matter of time before he can woo her with his irresistible advances. As Delia devilishly plays along in Alec’s game, determined to prove the joke is on him, they inch ever closer to repeating history. And in this game of seductive glances, scandalous whispers, and old debts, the outcome might be much more than either of them anticipated…
Born in 1867 just west of Hayesville, North Carolina, George W. Truett grew up to be one of the outstanding Baptist preachers of the twentieth century. He moved to Whitewright, Texas, in 1889 and planned to practice law. His Baptist church in Whitewright, however, ordained him to the ministry in 1890, ignoring his vigorous protest against such action. (18971944) as the church's pastor. Best known for his advocacy of religious liberty, Truett also helped found Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Less known about Truett was his understanding of stewardship. Money meant nothing to him, and in twenty-three of his forty-seven years in Dallas, he led his church to spend more money on missions and benevolences than on its own ministries.
A treasure trove of Now & Later stories. This megavolume includes numerous heart-warming Christmas stories to read around the gaily decorated Christmas tree, near a warm yuletide fire, or at a festively decorated holiday table. These stories are sandwiched between two new stories: THE MAGNIFICENT, MARVELOUS, FERRIS WHEEL DAZE and MEMOIRS OF AN ANTIQUE DOLL. This book is a Keeper - packed from page-to-page with pulsating, poignant, gripping detail. Readers will take it out to re-read it every state fair season, and again during the holidays. A gift for one's self or others; this book is a bonafide NOW & LATER.