A spellbinding family saga about how an escaped slave, a wounded confederated soldier, and a young Mexican immigrant become a family. Entwistle takes you through time from the 1800s through the present day with the trials of the Taylor family. His words transport you from the oppressive humidity of the southern rice fields to the stench of bootlegging in St Louis, the dust and grime of the railroad, and a modern day ranch family settled among the mountains of Colorado.
By late 1942, the world had been fighting World War Two for a long time with no end in sight. November of that year saw campaigns and battles which set the course of the rest of the war. Specific battles, decisions, and actions contributed to the war’s outcome. Those results continue to shape lives around the world. The author discusses what led up to the battles and campaigns of late 1942, and looks at how specific decisions and their effects are important to today’s world. Moore draws on new and unpublished letters and personal accounts.
Throughout the development of the American West, prostitution grew and flourished within the mining camps, small towns, and cities of the nineteenth-century Rocky Mountains. Whether escaping a bad home life, lured by false advertising, or seeking to subsidize their income, thousands of women chose or were forced to enter an industry where they faced segregation and persecution, fines and jailing, and battled the hazards of disease, drug addiction, physical abuse, pregnancy, and abortion. They dreamed of escape through marriage or retirement, but more often found relief only in death.
Prostitution thrived in pioneer Colorado. Mining was the principal occupation and men outnumbered women more than twenty to one. Jan MacKell provides a detailed overview of the business between 1860 and 1930, focusing her research on the mining towns of Cripple Creek, Salida, Colorado City, and similar boomtown communities.