AN HISTORICAL NOVEL Untamed, and virtually unchanged since its discovery in 1733 by General James Oglethorpe, Jekyll Island's history unfolds with the excitement and suspense of a fairy tale. Because so many of the world's greatest minds and bank accounts gathered together in virtual isolation for three months each year, history was made on Jekyll Island. A group of tycoons with surnames such as Rockefeller, Morgan, Vanderbilt, Pulitzer, Baker and others formed their exclusive Millionaires' Club on this island hideaway--the richest and most inaccessible club of that time. Between 1888 and 1942, Jekyll Island was open only to Club members' families and their guests for hunting, relaxing and p...
Neptune Small was born into slavery in 1831 and became the childhood friend and servant of plantation heir Henry Lord King. Their devoted friendship evolved into a shared struggle to survive the Civil War.
For ages 9-12. This is a beginner's guide to philosophy as written by a cat. It is a whimsical novel about the feline heart. Kiska offers nuggets of wisdom dealing with crises and new beginnings after relocating to Canada and encountering his new feline buddy, Jasper. Her understanding of the human character is amusing, poignant and endearing as she narrates the struggles and riches of her life.
During a compelling life that took her from Rhode Island to Cumberland Island, GA, Kitty Greene broke the bondage of tradition. Married to the legendary General Nathanael Greene, she charmed and inspired living icons such as: Benjamin Franklin, George and Martha Washington, Henry and Lucy Knox, and Mad Anthony Wayne through the tumultuous times surrounding the Revolutionary War. She also made meaningful contributions to ongoing political discussions led by her husband and his friends. Drawn to the company of men at social gatherings, Kitty was slandered for bending the rules of propriety. Yet this enabled her to be instrumental in the development of the ages most remarkable invention, the cotton gin. Because of the limitations of her era, she took no credit, giving Eli Whitney all rights of invention. Founding Mother Catharine Greene Miller's irrepressible spirit and influence altered the history of America.
Relates the role that Mary Musgrove, a Creek Indian, played as General Oglethorpe's interpreter in colonial America, smoothing the path to cooperation between the Creeks and the English settlers and ensuring the survival of colonial Georgia.
Dr. Samuel Mudd, a simple country doctor, found himself caught up in the vagaries of history, loss, betrayal and unimaginable deprivation. He paid the consequences for treating the broken leg of President Lincoln's assassin--an unjust conviction based on political expedience--and imprisonment in Fort Jefferson on a remote island in the Gulf of Mexico. Deprived of liberty, bound in chains and banished from home and family, he spent four years living under appalling conditions. Then the yellow fever epidemic swept through the island prison. Dr. Mudd battled the disease ceaselessly to save those who imprisoned him, before falling victim himself. After the epidemic had run its course, 300 surviving soldiers signed a petition to President Johnson to free Dr. Mudd. Yet he continued to fight relentlessly to gain his release through the federal judicial system. Through it all, he maintained his strong principles, humanity and most importantly, his hope.
Kiska's travels take her from British Columbia to Georgia, as she and Jasper soak in their surroundings, analyzing and learning all the while about life, loss, and love from their own feline perspectives.
Twelve-year-old Diego has raised Aloha from puppyhood, but now he must return her to the guide dog school for her formal training. He always knew she was on loan, but letting her go is proving to be the hardest challenge of his young life.