Battle of pea ridge casualty list

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battle of pea ridge casualty list This book is dedicated to the memory of those women, no matter whether their loyalties were North or South, who tried to survive in the savage vacuum left after a seldom recalled battle of 1862. The fact that they lived at all is marked only in tiny, forgotten clusters of scarred headstones scattered among the hickory groves and oak ridges of that land, but their progeny are still there.I decided to include the author’s dedication in my review, since after reading this outstanding book I am truly in awe of these unknown women who sacrificed much, including their personal safety and their property, in order to hold onto the bits and pieces they could still call their own. Elkhorn Tavern tells the story of one such fictional family, the Hasfords, who represent a slice of history that was far from familiar to this reader at least. All war fiction is gripping, in my opinion, but Civil War stories in particular are so poignant when we see how neighbors and even relatives were often pitted against one another. This novel is no exception, and Douglas C.

John foster wallace this is water

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john foster wallace this is water Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in THIS IS WATER. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously. How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion. The speech captures Wallaces electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others.

New york times steve jobs

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new york times steve jobs From the author of the bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, this is the exclusive, New York Times bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published.

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