Montana Mail-Order Wife (Mills & Boon American Romance):ebook Ausgabe Harlequin - Series eBook - American Romance. ePub First edition. Charlotte Douglas
For more than 140 years, the Hash Knife brand has intrigued Western history lovers. From its rough-and-ready-sounding name to its travels throughout Texas, Montana, and Arizona, the Hash Knife sports a romance like few others in the cattle industry. Several outfits have been proud to call the brand their own, and the stories behind the men who worked for these companies are the epitome of Western lore and truth combined. Beginning in 1884, the Hash Knife - owned by the Aztec Land and Cattle Company - came to Arizona. The brand left a lasting impression on places like Holbrook, Joseph City, Winslow, and the famed OW Ranch while shaping Northern Arizona. From its historic roots to the famed Hash Knife Pony Express Ride that takes place each January, the Hash Knife has left its mark as a beloved mainstay of the American West. 1. Language: English. Narrator: G. S. Hunt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032168de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sam Postlethwaite was a Confederate soldier buried in an unmarked grave in Rhode Island. Beginning with nothing more than a handful of dirt, author Les Rolston´s innocent curiosity about this mysterious soldier´s grave became a journey of thousands of miles that eventually led him to the soldier´s family. The result is this factual account of Postlethwaite´s odyssey and the author´s determined efforts to learn his story. Other important facets of this affecting historical account are the experiences of Postlethwaite´s 14-year-old brother, who found glory with Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley; and a boy from a prominent Rhode Island family who was emotionally ruined by the Civil War. Both their families, embittered by war, were destined to merge through a Civil War romance and marriage. This book is a tribute to all of the people, Northerners and Southerners, who joined together to choose forgiveness and understanding over bitterness and hatred. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Christopher Gines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070136de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was arguably the greatest figure of the 20th century. While FDR´s official circle was predominantly male, it was his relationships with women - particularly with Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd - that most vividly bring to light the human being beneath this towering statesman. It is no coincidence that Rutherfurd was with Roosevelt the day he died in Warm Springs, Georgia, along with two other close women companions.In Franklin and Lucy, acclaimed author and historian Joseph E. Persico explores FDR´s romance with Lucy Rutherfurd, which was far deeper and lasted much longer than was previously acknowledged. Persico´s provocative conclusions about their relationship are informed by a revealing range of sources, including never-before-published letters and documents from Lucy Rutherfurd´s estate that attest to the intensity and scope of the affair.FDR´s connection with Lucy also creates an opportunity for Persico to take a more penetrating look at the other women in FDR´s life. We come to see more clearly how FDR´s infidelity as a husband contributed to Eleanor´s eventual transformation from a repressed Victorian to perhaps the greatest American woman of her century; how the shaping hand of FDR´s strong-willed mother helped to imbue him with the resolve to overcome personal and public adversity throughout his life; and how other women around FDR, including his ´´surrogate spouse´´ Missy LeHand, and his close confidante, the obscure Margaret ´´Daisy´´ Suckley, completed the world that he inhabited.Franklin and Lucy is an extraordinary look at the private life of a leader who continues to fascinate scholars and the general public alike. In focusing on Lucy Rutherfurd and the myriad women who mattered to Roosevelt, Persico paints a more intimate portrait than we have heretofore had of this enigmatic giant of American history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Len Cariou. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001420de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1840s, action-packed adventure, with a goodly dollop of humor and romance. Fact: In the spring of 1840, a hodge-podge ´´army´´ of not very scrupulous mountain men, Mexican bandidos, and 200 Ute Indian warriors, swept down on Mexico´s, Alta California. In the vicinity of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, these ´´brigands´´ gathered up and drove away, some three to five thousand prime-quality horses and mules! Little more is recorded of this event, and all sources vary wildly concerning the specifics. The following is the frolicsome fleshed-out fable of that raid, and of the unforeseen repercussions it precipitated for the destinies of three nations - Mexico, the USA, and Great Britain. The real-life players include: crusty, eccentric, Old Bill Williams, and fellow conspirator, Tom (Peg-leg) Smith, the mountain men who conceived and organized the raid, Ute Chief Walkara, who´s braves did most of the dirty-work, plus ´´that stellar scoundrel´´ Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, President of Mexico, who had come north to quash the fires of California rebellion, using his usual methods of blunt force, summary trial, and instant execution. Our three ´´heroes´´ - Parson Mordecai Lincoln, mountain man Ben Hammond, and the ex-slave, Euripides - are sucked into these momentous events by merest chance. Along the way they encounter various intriguing characters in one too-close-to-call ´´mishap´´ after another. Vengeful Navajos and Comancheros, mission padres with an ax to grind, a seditious Don and his fiery daughter, American, British, and Mexican warships on hair trigger, and Mordecai´s life-long nemeses - those notorious Maddox brothers - reborn! All contrive to keep ´´things´´ really popping. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093373de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a snowy morning in January 1910, the Alaska Steamship Company´s Farallon struck Black Reef in Cook Inlet. The vessel carried no wireless radio to broadcast an SOS. Thirty-eight men scrambled into lifeboats, to be cast up on the rugged shore where they huddled under make-shift tents constructed from the Farallon´s sails. Exposed to a bitter northern winter with meager equipment and clothing, a disturbing awareness sank in-rescuers may arrive too late. In a daring attempt to find help, six men launched a lifeboat on the open sea. During two months of relentless travail, the brave mariners were all but given up for lost. One of the stranded men created a startling record of the shipwrecked party. John E. Thwaites, an amateur photographer and the ship´s mail clerk, shot dozens of haunting, stark images of the ice-shrouded derelict, the castaways´ barren camp, and frostbitten men with burlap-wrapped feet. Lloyd brings to life a riveting tale of hardy seafaring men and tough sourdoughs who survived cold and despair against difficult odds in Alaska´s stormswept wilderness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025888de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.