Never Caught

Never Caught

Author by : Augustus Hobart-Hampden
Language : en
Publisher by : Applewood Books
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Total Read : 40
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Never Caught Twice

Never Caught Twice

Author by : Matthew S. Luckett
Language : en
Publisher by : U of Nebraska Press
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Total Read : 99
Total Download : 518
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Description : Never Caught Twice presents the untold history of horse raiding and stealing on the Great Plains of western Nebraska. By investigating horse stealing by and from four Plains groups—American Indians, the U.S. Army, ranchers and cowboys, and farmers—Matthew S. Luckett clarifies a widely misunderstood crime in Western mythology and shows that horse stealing transformed plains culture and settlement in fundamental and surprising ways. From Lakota and Cheyenne horse raids to rustling gangs in the Sandhills, horse theft was widespread and devastating across the region. The horse’s critical importance in both Native and white societies meant that horse stealing destabilized communities and jeopardized the peace throughout the plains, instigating massacres and murders and causing people to act furiously in defense of their most expensive, most important, and most beloved property. But as it became increasingly clear that no one legal or military institution could fully control it, would-be victims desperately sought a solution that would spare their farms and families from the calamitous loss of a horse. For some, that solution was violence. Never Caught Twice shows how the story of horse stealing across western Nebraska and the Great Plains was in many ways the story of the old West itself.


Never Caught The Story Of Ona Judge

Never Caught The Story Of Ona Judge

Author by : Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Language : en
Publisher by : Aladdin
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 30
Total Download : 648
File Size : 40,5 Mb
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Description : “A brilliant work of US history.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Gripping.” —BCCB (starred review) “Accessible…Necessary.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction, Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave, who risked everything for a better life—now available as a young reader’s edition! In this incredible narrative, Erica Armstrong Dunbar reveals a fascinating and heartbreaking behind-the-scenes look at the Washingtons when they were the First Family—and an in-depth look at their slave, Ona Judge, who dared to escape from one of the nation’s Founding Fathers. Born into a life of slavery, Ona Judge eventually grew up to be George and Martha Washington’s “favored” dower slave. When she was told that she was going to be given as a wedding gift to Martha Washington’s granddaughter, Ona made the bold and brave decision to flee to the north, where she would be a fugitive. From her childhood, to her time with the Washingtons and living in the slave quarters, to her escape to New Hampshire, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, along with Kathleen Van Cleve, shares an intimate glimpse into the life of a little-known, but powerful figure in history, and her brave journey as she fled the most powerful couple in the country.


Never Caught

Never Caught

Author by : Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Language : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 68
Total Download : 958
File Size : 51,7 Mb
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Description : A startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, Never Caught is the powerful story about a daring woman of “extraordinary grit” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). When George Washington was elected president, he reluctantly left behind his beloved Mount Vernon to serve in Philadelphia, the temporary seat of the nation’s capital. In setting up his household he brought along nine slaves, including Ona Judge. As the President grew accustomed to Northern ways, there was one change he couldn’t abide: Pennsylvania law required enslaved people be set free after six months of residency in the state. Rather than comply, Washington decided to circumvent the law. Every six months he sent the slaves back down south just as the clock was about to expire. Though Ona Judge lived a life of relative comfort, she was denied freedom. So, when the opportunity presented itself one clear and pleasant spring day in Philadelphia, Judge left everything she knew to escape to New England. Yet freedom would not come without its costs. At just twenty-two-years-old, Ona became the subject of an intense manhunt led by George Washington, who used his political and personal contacts to recapture his property. “A crisp and compulsively readable feat of research and storytelling” (USA TODAY), historian and National Book Award finalist Erica Armstrong Dunbar weaves a powerful tale and offers fascinating new scholarship on how one young woman risked everything to gain freedom from the famous founding father.


Never Caught

Never Caught

Author by : Augustus Charles Hobart-Hampden
Language : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 51
Total Download : 475
File Size : 48,7 Mb
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Secret Vol 1 Never Get Caught

Secret Vol 1 Never Get Caught

Author by : Jonathan Hickman
Language : en
Publisher by : Image Comics
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 65
Total Download : 737
File Size : 54,6 Mb
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Description : Collects SECRET #1-7 Collecting the acclaimed series by JONATHAN HICKMAN and RYAN BODENHEIM, SECRET tells the story of old spies losing their way in the new world of surveillance, globalization, and privatization.


Caught Between The Dog And The Fireplug Or How To Survive Public Service

Caught Between The Dog And The Fireplug Or How To Survive Public Service

Author by : Kenneth Ashworth
Language : en
Publisher by : Georgetown University Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 10
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File Size : 52,9 Mb
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Description : Replete with practical advice for anyone considering a career in federal, state, or local government, Caught between the Dog and the Fireplug, or How to Survive Public Service conveys what life is really like in a public service job. The book is written as a series of lively, entertaining letters of advice from a sympathetic uncle to a niece or nephew embarking on a government career. Kenneth Ashworth draws on more than forty years of public sector experience to provide advice on the daily challenges that future public servants can expect to face: working with politicians, bureaucracy, and the press; dealing with unpleasant and difficult people; leading supervisors as well as subordinates; and maintaining high ethical standards. Ashworth relates anecdotes from his jobs in Texas, California, and Washington, D.C., that illustrate with humor and wit fundamental concepts of public administration. Be prepared, says Ashworth, to encounter all sorts of unexpected situations, from the hostile to the bizarre, from the intimidating to the outrageous. He shows that in the confrontational world of public policymaking and program implementation, a successful career demands disciplined, informed thought, intellectual and personal growth, and broad reading. He demonstrates how, despite the inevitable inefficiencies of a democratic society, those working to shape policy in large organizations can nonetheless effect significant change-and even have fun along the way. The book will interest students and teachers of public administration, public affairs, policy development, leadership, or higher education administration. Ashworth's advice will also appeal to anyone who has ever been caught in a tight spot while working in government service.


Inca Gold

Inca Gold

Author by : Clive Cussler
Language : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 99
Total Download : 563
File Size : 49,9 Mb
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Description : Saving the lives of two American archaeologists who nearly drown in a sacrificial pool in the Andes Mountains, Dirk Pitt becomes unwittingly involved in a sinister crime organization that has discovered an ancient treasure.


Never After

Never After

Author by : Dan Elconin
Language : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 51
Total Download : 365
File Size : 44,7 Mb
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Description : There is no place like a dysfunctional home. Leaving everything behind for the Island was Ricky's dream come true. When his happily ever after is not quite what it seems, he discovers that running away means running toward bigger problems. Trapped on the Island, Ricky must join together with the only people he can trust to help him face his fears and return home. But the only way off the Island is to confront the person who trapped Ricky and his friends in the first place. With countless enemies and true peril staring them down, Ricky's mission to leave this so-called paradise will become a battle for their very lives.