The true story of a Jewish survivor of WWII, who became a comic book artist. In a graphic novel format. Ages: 10+
The Boy´s Book of Pioneers (Classic Reprint): Eric Wood
Aviation Pioneers of Canada 7-Book Bundle:Brace for Impact / Air Canada / and 5 more Dundurn Peter Pigott
Enthralling and adventurous, The Pioneer is Book 3 in the Alford Saga, a series chronicling 200 years of Canadian history, as seen through the eyes of a settler’s family. The riveting Alford Saga continues with James Alford, the Deserter, battling old age and ferocious winters, but even more crippling, the departure of his son and only heir, Young Jim, who sets out on snowshoes for Montreal, 700 miles away. Arriving at last in Montreal, Jim is driven by starvation into a back-breaking job constructing the Victoria Bridge. Jim finds lodgings with an Irish widow in Griffintown, and falls in love. After being deceived in this romance, he rejects the bitter realities of urban life and returns to the Old Homestead and its community of pioneers. His ageing father recruits him to rally recalcitrant neighbors to found a school for their children and a church for their worship in Shigawake. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Almond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/iamb/000108/bk_iamb_000108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Blue Book and History of Pioneers, Tampa, Fla., 1914 (Classic Reprint): Mrs. Pauline Browne-Hazen
This extensively researched text concerning the life and career of Liverpool-born Black jazz musician Gordon Stretton not only contributes to the important debate concerning the transoceanic pathways of jazz during the 20th century, but also suggests to the jazz fan and scholar alike that such pathways, reaching as they also did across the Atlantic from Europe, are actually part of a largely ignored therefore partially-hidden history of 20th century jazz performance, industry and influence. The work also exists to contribute to a more complete picture of the significance of diaspora studies across the spectrum of popular music performance, and to award to those Liverpool musicians who were not contributors to the city?s musical visage post-rock ?n? roll, a place in popular music history. Gordon Stretton was a jazz pioneer in several senses: he emerged from a poverty-stricken, racially marginalized upbringing in Liverpool to develop a popular music career emblematic of Black diasporan experience. He was a child dancer and singer in the Lancashire Lads (the troupe which was also part of a young Charlie Chaplin?s development), a well-respected solo touring artist in the UK as ?The Natural Artistic Coon?, a chorister and musical director with the Jamaican Choral Union and, having encountered syncopated music, a jazz percussionist, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist (not to mention a ground-breaking bandleader). All of these musical experiences took place through time on his own terms as he learnt his craft ?on the hoof? via many different encounters with musical genres from Liverpool to London, Paris, Brussels, Rio, and Buenos Aires. Gordon Stretton was truly a transoceanic jazz pioneer.
Anna Martin has never lived her life in accordance with what others might think. Now, hiding behind the trunk of a tree, she´s beginning to truly regret that fact. Listening to her reputation being ripped apart is making her suspect that her Ma´s warnings are most likely coming true. After all, what man would ever consider courting - let alone wedding - a woman who never stops to consider what consequences her actions might have? Richard Andrews has just returned to Crooked Creek after being gone for three years. The day he´d left, he´d heard Anna screeching that she hated being a girl. He´d also seen her spirit as her Pa had picked her up, turned her across his knee and given her a spanking. Richard has secretly loved Anna for years, and has returned to claim the feisty little copper-haired girl who has grown into a beautiful woman. He loves her spirit and her determination, and knows both will serve her well. Without her by his side, the dream he is working so hard to fulfill would be worthless. He wants the angel he knows she is - as well as the wanton lover he can detect in her flashing eyes. By the time they reached a marriage agreement, she´d know that she was loved and could always count on him to keep her in line - even if that means turning his passionate pioneer over his knee on a regular basis. Now all he has to do is convince her to trust him; convince her to become his wife. Can Anna push aside her pride and actually turn to another for help? She remembers Mr. Andrews very well from when she was just 15 years old. She´d been devastated when he´d simply ridden away that day. Why was he back, and what did he mean when he asked her to trust him? All she really knew was that, the moment he took her hand, her heart was lost. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Logan McAllister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060633/bk_acx0_060633_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s the early fall of 1876 and love is starting to Sprout up in the new, beautiful, tree-populated mountain town of Flagstaff, Arizona. This historical, inspirational Western romance much-loved series is about empowered women who turn around their hopeless circumstances in this mid-18th-century tale of the old West, with strong faith and discover authentic men and true love. What caused her shock the first time she laid eyes on Ryan Anderson? How does Mother Nature catalyze their love for each other? Now that they have found true love, will they survive the cruelty that Mother Nature dishes out? Come on up and celebrate the first 100 years of America in this newly incorporated town in the mountains of Arizona called Flagstaff. Enjoy the fresh air from the tall pine trees and the rough and gruff Mr. Ryan Anderson, who´s just sent off for a new bride, the most helpful local folks, 12 chickens and the lovely, with a positive attitude, Autumn Clancy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madeline Star. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050135/bk_acx0_050135_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fresh, opinionated history of all the brilliant women you should have learned about in school but didn´t.