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This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

  • Author: Ted Genoways
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393292584
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 288
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Winner of the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize 2019 selection for the One Book One Nebraska and All Iowa state reading programs "Genoways gives the reader a kitchen-table view of the vagaries, complexities, and frustrations of modern farming…Insightful and empathetic." —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, and yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a farm, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife’s fifth-generation homestead in Nebraska, in hopes of passing it on to their four children. But as the handoff nears, their family farm—and their entire way of life—are under siege on many fronts, from shifting trade policies, to encroaching pipelines, to climate change. Following the Hammonds from harvest to harvest, Ted Genoways explores the rapidly changing world of small, traditional farming operations. He creates a vivid, nuanced portrait of a radical new landscape and one family’s fight to preserve their legacy and the life they love.

A Year in the Life of Victorian Britain

A Year in the Life of Victorian Britain

  • Author: Felicity Trotman
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445644754
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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Day by day, the world our forebears knew, brought to life.

Life of Daniel Boone, the great western Hunter and Pioneer, ... to which is added his autobiography complete, as dictated by himself, etc

Life of Daniel Boone, the great western Hunter and Pioneer, ... to which is added his autobiography complete, as dictated by himself, etc

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A Year in the Life of an Unemployed Poet

A Year in the Life of an Unemployed Poet

  • Author: Cindy Rickey
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1456743325
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 132
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Written over the period of one year, this poetry collection follows the author's existential despair and depression, the therapeutic process, and the discovery of inner peace found in the truthfulness and beauty of our natural environment. This deeply personal journey is shared by the poet to help others realize they are not alone as they travel their own difficult and distinctive road in search of individual purpose, meaning, and authenticity.

Life of Kit Carson, the Great Western Hunter and Guide

Life of Kit Carson, the Great Western Hunter and Guide

Comprising Wild and Romantic Exploits as a Hunter and Trapper in the Rocky Mountains, Thrilling Adventures and Hairbreadth Escapes Among the Indians and Mexicans, His Daring and Invaluable Services as a Guide to Scouting and Other Parties, Etc., Etc., with an Account of Various Government Expeditions to the Far West

  • Author: Charles Burdett
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Frontier and pioneer life
  • Page: 374
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Great Western Railway: A History

Great Western Railway: A History

  • Author: Andrew Roden
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
  • ISBN: 1845137965
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 200
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DIV God’s Wonderful Railway”, it was called if you were a fan; the “great Way Round” if you took a rather more jaundiced view of some of its circuitous branch lines. But 175 years after its foundation, the Great Western Railway company is remembered with the most nostalgia, even love, of all Britain’s pre-nationalisation railway companies. It built, and ran, the great main line from London to the West Country and Cornwall (today’s First Great Western franchise). It was engineered by the greatest of them all, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who built such wonders as the Box Tunnel and the Saltash bridge. Its steam locomotives were designed by great men like Churchward and Hawkesworth. But also it had wonderful stations like the soaring Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads, as well as innumerable idyllic country halts with little more than a pagoda shelter and a couple of milk churns awaiting collection. Its engines were painted a deep green, its carriages chocolate and cream. Its Cornish Riviera Express train, and the line alongside the beach at Dawlish sprayed by the waves, became the stuff of legend. Now Andy Roden has written the first comprehensive history of the GWR for 20 years, to tie in with its 175th anniversary. It will appeal to everyone who bought his Flying Scotsman or Christian Wolmar’s railway histories. /div

The Letter Bag of the Great Western; Or, Life in a Steamer: by the Author of the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick [T. C. Haliburton].

The Letter Bag of the Great Western; Or, Life in a Steamer: by the Author of the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick [T. C. Haliburton].

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The Life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer

The Life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer

  • Author: Isambard Brunel
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108026303
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 614
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This study of the pioneering Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel was published in 1870 by his son.

A Companion to the Great Western Schism (1378-1417)

A Companion to the Great Western Schism (1378-1417)

  • Author: Joëlle Rollo-Koster,Thomas M. Izbicki
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004162771
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 467
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The division of the Church or Schism that took place between 1378 and 1417 had no precedent in Christianity. No conclave since the twelfth century had acted as had those in April and September 1378, electing two concurrent popes. This crisis was neither an issue of the authority claimed by the pope and the Holy Roman Emperor nor an issue of authority and liturgy. The Great Western Schism was unique because it forced upon Christianity a rethinking of the traditional medieval mental frame. It raised question of personality, authority, human fallibility, ecclesiastical jurisdiction and taxation, and in the end responsibility in holding power and authority. This collection presents the broadest range of experiences, center and periphery, clerical and lay, male and female, Christian and Muslim. Theology, including exegesis of Scripture, diplomacy, French literature, reform, art, and finance all receive attention.

The Great Western Divide

The Great Western Divide

A History with Crow, Coyote, Chaos and God

  • Author: John Spivey
  • Publisher: CrowsCry Press
  • ISBN: 9780976569107
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 210
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SUPERANNO The Great Western Divide can be described as Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance meets John Muir and Joseph Campbell. The book combines fine nature writing with a memoir that delves through levels of myth and dream in a search for the true nature of reality. The author combines the natural history of the Southern Sierra Nevada and the Kaweah watershed with stories of the Yokuts Indians, Zen/Taoist stories and Christian myth in a tale of what it means to walk the dusty human road.