Download E-books Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan PDF

By Hillary Carlip

A hilariously offbeat memoir approximately an adventurous younger woman's escapades as she defies conventions and transforms a normal l. a. lifestyles right into a star-studded, remarkable miracle of self-discovery.

Queen of the Oddballs kinds a chronology of Hillary Carlip's ordinary straying from roads extra traveled -- from a wisecracking third-grader suspended from institution for smoking (while imitating Holly Golightly) to a headline-making teenager activist, juggler and fireplace eater, buddy (NOT "fan") of Carly Simon and Carole King, grand prize-winning Gong Show contestant, cult rock famous person, and seeker of religious and romantic truths that certainly defy expectations.

Illustrated with ephemera -- from diary entries and images to a handwritten letter from Carly Simon -- Queen of the Oddballs provides a digital time tablet of dad culture's final 4 a long time and celebrates an artistic existence lived to the hilt.

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Download E-books Meanwhile There Are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald PDF

A 2016 Edgar Award finalist, the “intimate, luminous portrait of a friendship” of 2 American literary icons (Kirkus, starred review).

In 1970, Ross Macdonald wrote a letter to Eudora Welty, starting a thirteen-year correspondence among fellow writers and kindred spirits. notwithstanding separated by means of historical past, geography, style, and his marriage, the 2 authors shared their lives in witty, wry, smooth, and now and then profoundly romantic letters, each one drawing at the different for notion, convenience, and energy. They introduced their literary abilities to endure on quite a lot of themes, discussing each one others' guides, the method of translating lifestyles into fiction, the character of the writer’s block each one encountered, books they have been analyzing, and neighbors and associates they adored. additionally they mentioned the realm round them, the Vietnam warfare, the Nixon, Carter, and Reagan presidencies, and the environmental threats dealing with the kingdom. The letters demonstrate the effect each one had at the other’s paintings, they usually exhibit the non-public help Welty supplied while Alzheimer’s destroyed Macdonald’s skill to speak and write.

The editors of this assortment, who're the definitive biographers of those literary figures, have supplied wide statement and an creation. in addition they contain Welty’s tale fragment “Henry,” which addresses Macdonald’s disorder. With its mix of correspondence and narrative, Meanwhile There Are Letters offers a novel analyzing adventure: a prose portrait of 2 striking artists and one unforgettable relationship.

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Download E-books Give Me Eighty Men: Women and the Myth of the Fetterman Fight (Women in the West) PDF

By Shannon D. Smith

“With 80 males i'll experience throughout the complete Sioux nation.” the tale of the Fetterman struggle, close to fortress Phil Kearney in present-day Wyoming in 1866, relies solely in this notorious statement attributed to Capt. William J. Fetterman. old bills cite this assertion in aid of the basis that bravado and contempt for the fort’s commander, Col. Henry B. Carrington, forced Fetterman to disobey direct orders from Carrington and lead his males into an ambush by means of an alliance of Plains Indians.
 
In the aftermath of the incident, Carrington’s superiors situated him as completely responsible for the “massacre” by way of suppressing exonerating facts. within the face of this betrayal, Carrington’s first and moment better halves got here to their husband’s security by means of publishing books proposing his model of the lethal come across. even if a number of of Fetterman’s infantrymen and fellow officials disagreed with the women’s debts, their chivalrous deference to women’s ethical authority in this age of Victorian sensibilities enabled Carrington’s other halves to offer their tale with no challenge.
 
In this attention-grabbing publication, Shannon D. Smith reexamines the works of the 2 Mrs. Carringtons within the context of latest proof. Fetterman emerges as an excellent officer who revered the Plains Indians’ superiority in numbers, weaponry, and conflict abilities. Give Me 80 Men either demanding situations regular interpretations of this American fantasy and indicates the robust impression of woman writers within the 19th and 20th centuries.

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