None Wounded, None Missing, All Dead: The Story of Elizabeth by Howard Kazanjian, Chris Enss

By Howard Kazanjian, Chris Enss

On could 17, 1876, Elizabeth Bacon Custer kissed her husband George see you later and wanted him luck in his efforts to satisfy the Army’s orders to force within the local american citizens who wouldn't willingly relocate to a reservation. embellished in a black taffeta gown and a velvet driving cap with a crimson peacock feather that matched George’s crimson shawl, she watched the proud regiment trip off. It was once a correct photo.

This new biography of Elizabeth Bacon Custer relates the tale of the well-known and rushing couple's romance, unearths their lifetime of experience in the course of the west throughout the days of the Indian Wars, and recounts the tragic finish of the seventh cavalry and the aftermath for the other halves. Libbie Custer used to be an strange girl who her itinerant military husband's profession to its end--but she was once additionally an grand grasp of propaganda who attempted to recreate George Armstrong Custer's picture after Little Bighorn. the writer of many books approximately her personal existence (some of that are nonetheless in print) she used to be the most well-known ladies of her time and continues to be a desirable personality in American background.

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The Man Who Found Time: James Hutton And The Discovery Of by Jack Repcheck

By Jack Repcheck

EISBN-13: 978-0-786-74475-6

There are 3 males whose contributions helped loose technology from the straitjacket of theology. of the three—Nicolaus Copernicus and Charles Darwin—are well known and heralded for his or her breakthroughs. The 3rd, James Hutton, by no means bought an identical acceptance, but he profoundly replaced our realizing of the earth and its dynamic forces. Hutton proved that the earth was once most likely thousands of years outdated instead of the biblically made up our minds six thousand, and that it used to be regularly being formed and re-shaped by way of myriad daily forces instead of one cataclysmic occasion. during this expertly crafted narrative, Jack Repcheck tells the notable tale of this Scottish gentleman farmer and the way his uncomplicated observations on his small tract of land led him to a conception that used to be in direct disagreement with the Bible and that still supplied the clinical evidence that may spark Darwin's idea of evolution. it's also the tale of Scotland and the Scottish Enlightenment, which introduced jointly a number of the maximum thinkers of the age, from David Hume and Adam Smith to James Watt and Erasmus Darwin. eventually, it's a tale concerning the energy of the written observe. Repcheck argues that Hutton's paintings used to be misplaced to historical past simply because he couldn't describe his findings in swish and readable prose. (Unlike Darwin's beginning of the Species, Hutton's one and simply booklet used to be impenetrable.) a fabulous narrative a couple of little-known guy and the technological know-how he based, The guy Who came across Time is additionally a parable in regards to the strength of books to form the background of rules.

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Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? by Yona Zeldis McDonough, Carrie Robbins

By Yona Zeldis McDonough, Carrie Robbins

Age diversity: eight - eleven Years

Overview

Born in Austria in 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his first piece of track, a minuet, whilst he used to be simply 5 years outdated! quickly after, he was once acting for kings and emperors. even if he died on the younger age of thirty-five, Mozart left a legacy of greater than six hundred works.

This interesting biography charts the musician's awesome profession and private lifestyles whereas portray a brilliant cultural heritage of eighteenth-century Europe.

Black-and-white illustrations on each unfold discover such subject matters because the heritage of opera and the evolution of musical tools. there's additionally a timeline and a bibliography.

Illustrated through Carrie Robbins.

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