Love Lessons from the Old West

Author: Chris Enss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493011490

Category: History

Page: 168

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From Calamity Jane’s relentless pursuit of Wild Bill Hickok to Emma Walters, who gave it all up for the dashing Bat Masterson—and learned to regret it, these romantic stories from the Old West are still familiar and entertaining to readers today. Meet Agnes Lake Hickok, the intrepid wife of Wild Bill Hickok and learn about the last love letter he sent before being dealt the dead man’s hand. Learn the story behind the charming performer Lotta Crabtree’s heartaches. And discover the tale of the dashing Kit Carson and his beautiful bride. This collection features the lessons learned by and from the antics of the women who shaped the West.
Women in the Western

Author: Matheson Sue Matheson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474444163

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

View: 117

In Westerns, women transmit complicated cultural coding about the nature of westward expansionism, heroism, family life, manliness and American femininity. As the genre changes and matures, depictions of women have transitioned from traditional to more modern roles. Frontier Feminine charts these significant shifts in the Western's transmission of gender values and expectations and aims to expand the critical arena in which Western film is situated by acknowledging the importance of women in this genre.
The Lady and the Mountain Man

Author: Chris Enss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493045938

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 565

Isabella Bird was a proper Victorian lady, a minster’s daughter, a writer who traveled the globe. She was expected to marry a man of means and position instead she was drawn to a gruff mountain man, a desperado named Jim Nugent. The unlikely pair met in Estes Park, Colorado in 1873. Jim was enchanted by Isabella and she was infatuated with him. In a published version of Isabella’s letter to her sister, she said of Jim that “he was a man any woman might love but no sane woman would marry.” On a climb to the top of Longs Peak their friendship blossomed into more than expected. This book reveals the true story of Bird’s relationship with Nugent as they traveled through the dramatic wilderness of the Rocky Mountains.
Standoff at High Noon

Author: Bill Markley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493053360

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 634

In Standoff at High Noon, the sequel to Old West Showdown, coauthors Kellen Cutsforth and Bill Markley again investigate ten well-known, controversial stories from the Old West. Through their opposing viewpoints, learn more about notorious figures and infamous events, including the controversial death of Davy Crockett at the Alamo; the life and death of Sacagawea who assisted Lewis and Clark on their Corps of Discovery Expedition; the tragic fate of the Donner Party snowbound in the Sierra Nevada; the assassination of Wild Bill Hickok; Arizona’s Lost Dutchman Mine; and the controversy over Butch Cassidy’s death in South America. No matter whose side you are on, there’s always something new to discover about the mythic Old West.
Love Lessons

Author: Sarina Bowen

Publisher: Tuxbury Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781950155378

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 769

He needs a do-over, but she wants to give him a makeover. Can these two opposites resist their attraction? A new hockey romance from Wall Street Journal bestseller Sarina Bowen! After I’m arrested for throwing a raucous party, my hockey team says I have an image problem. And I need to fix it, stat. Charity work? Check. Haircut? Sure. But I draw the line at hiring my neighbor to style me. In the first place “style” shouldn’t be a verb. And I’m tired of people who’d judge me on appearances. Vera and I don’t see eye to eye on anything. She wants me to try on clothes, while I just want to remove hers. She's distractingly pretty, with soulful eyes and a sinful mouth that likes to argue with me. But when management threatens my summer vacation, I grudgingly agree to Vera’s unusual proposal: she’ll give me an image makeover. But in return, she wants lessons in the art of seduction. It sounds a little nutty, but I know a good opening when I hear it. Besides, it’s not like I’ll ever fall for her…
Love Lessons from Bad Breakups

Author: Sherry Amatenstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101203101

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 917

Every troubled couple has had it up to here with self-help books explaining how to make relationships work. This one addresses why they don't-and frankly, why some of them never will. In this unique and illuminating he said/she said guide to avoiding love-gone-wrong, 21 real-life couples spill it to widely-read advice columnist Sherry Amatenstein. What better way to make a relationship last than to learn from the ones that didn't?
Love Lessons for the Viscount

Author: Sasha Cottman

Publisher: Sasha Cottman


Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 452

When faced with a dangerous new rival, Regency London’s hottest lead singer is forced to place his singing career in the hands of a sexy widow. Lord Reid Follett enjoys all the lustful benefits that come from being a war hero on the battlefield at Waterloo. Every woman in London wants to bed him. And Reid is never a man to disappoint a lady. But the gloss of winning the war is starting to fade. Reid and his friends find themselves being challenged by a new group of talented Italian musicians who are taking their place in the hearts and bedrooms of the wicked women of the ton. England’s bad boys must rise to the occasion and take on these interlopers at their own game. With Reid as their conductor and baritone the Noble Lords Quartet is born. Reid’s ego however, does not match his singing ability and he soon discovers that to win he is going to have to put aside his pride and take singing lessons. Widowed mother of one Lavinia Jones is the perfect teacher for him. Discrete, and ready to do his bidding. The fact that she is a dark-haired temptress is simply a bonus. Reid intends to use her to get what he wants, then he will toss her aside. Lavinia however, is no push over and Reid soon discovers that she is the one holding all the power in their relationship. Without her guidance he will never be able to master the right note and go back to his seductive ways. The closer they work together, the less they can resist one another. A fiery sexual encounter leaves them both wondering just where the music stops and where the heart takes over. But Lavinia has a secret past of her own, and Reid finds himself suddenly facing his own jealous nature when it comes to the woman who has stolen his heart. The Noble Lords Stories of war-scarred English lords who are bad boy musicians and the women who dare to love them. Reid is a standalone book in the Noble Lords series. Sasha Cottman's regency historical romance novels cover such themes as secret love, secret babies, second chance, unrequited love, friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, bad boys, lords, dukes, earls, prince, royalty, secret engagements, marriages of convenience, first love, secret love, runaway bride, ugly duckling, and adventure.
Forced Into Marriage (a historical western romance in the old west)

Author: Ruth Ann Nordin

Publisher: Ruth Ann Nordin


Category: Fiction

Page: 90

View: 230

A broken-hearted divorcee. A pregnant survivor. Can they turn an unwanted marriage… into love? Wyoming, 1866. Brandon Herman wants to drink away his heartache. Divorced, disgraced, and out of work, the last thing he wants to do is marry again. When he’s strong-armed into marrying a Crow Indian woman, he only thinks of running away… until he learns his bride-to-be is nine months pregnant… Lokni doesn’t trust her pale-skinned husband. After all, his kind raided her tribe, killed her loved ones, and stole her freedom. If it weren’t for the contractions, she would've already left her intoxicated groom. But until the baby is born, Lokni must bide her time and plan her escape… As the unlikely couple embarks across the untamed West, Brandon’s support helps their friendship to blossom. They start to realize that it’s more than the baby that draws them together. But on the trail to a brighter future, not everybody they meet is interested in their happily ever after… Forced into Marriage is a historical western romance set in a more realistic Wild West. If you like spirited characters, journeys of exploration, and the healing power of family, then you’ll love Ruth Ann Nordin’s stirring tale.
Writers of the American West

Author: John Stansfield

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: UVA:X004553868

Category: History

Page: 261

View: 889

The diverse peoples, landscapes, and histories of Western North America come alive with these autobiographical excerpts, author profiles, and activities. Focusing on the childhood and young adult experience of 10 of the West's most intriguing writers, each chapter presents engrossing personal narrative, biographical sketches, a resource bibliography, and numerous learning activities. A bonus section features 20 other Western writers for further exploration.
Finding Love in Wild West

Author: Grace Livingston Hill

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066053062

Category: Fiction

Page: 577

View: 575

Elizabeth's life is in grave danger. His brother's murderer will stop at nothing to possess her and make her miserable for the rest of her life. Hatching an ingenious plan she flees to her Grandfather's house in Arizona. But her past and her pursuer is not far behind. Will she ever find her way home? Will she ever meet the man who loves and understands her? The Man of the Desert – When weary and tired Hazel Radcliffe falls off her horse in the unforgiving weather of Arizona, she is nursed back to her health by John Brownleigh, a missionary. Soon enough both of them develop feelings for each other but never succeed in confessing it. Will they get separated for ever or has fate other plans for these two? A Voice in the Wilderness – Margaret Earle, a young school teacher accidently gets down on a wrong platform and finds herself lost in the wilderness of Arizona. Alone and helpless, she pins her hope on a man to help her but it soon backfires and Margaret finds herself running away in sheer desperation. But what will happen when her path will cross with Lance Gardley, the handsome cowboy?
Presidential Lessons in Leadership

Author: Ron Felber

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 0761853537

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 293

This book crystallizes the methods of leadership from America's greatest presidents during moments of personal challenge and turns them into concrete lessons that business leaders, and anyone interested in becoming a more effective leader, can use daily. The presidents include Lincoln, Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, and Reagan.