Memoirs Of Mary A Maverick

Memoirs Of Mary A Maverick

Memoirs Of Mary A Maverick

Excerpt from Memoirs of Mary A. Maverick Samuel Augustus Maverick, my husband, was born July 23rd, 1803, at Pendleton, South Carolina. His parents were Samuel Maverick and his wife Elizabeth Anderson. She was the daughter of General Robert Anderson, of South Carolina, and of Revolutionary note, and his wife Ann Thompson of Virginia. Samuel Maverick was once a prominent merchant of Charleston, S.C., where he had raised himself from the almost abject poverty, to which the war of the Revolution had reduced his family, to a position of great affluence. It is said of him that he sent ventures to the Celestial Empire, and that he shipped the first bale of cotton from America to Europe. Some mer cantile miscarriage caused him subsequently to withdraw from, and close out, his business, and he retired to Pendle ton District* in the north west corner of South Carolina, at the foot of the mountains. Here he spent the balance of his days, and invested and speculated largely in lands in South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.

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Genre : Frontier and pioneer life
Author : Mary Adams Maverick
Publisher :
Release : 1921
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : UVA:X000476984


Turn Your Eyes Toward Texas

Turn Your Eyes Toward Texas

From Sam Maverick’s arrival in Texas to his death in 1870, he participated in many of the most momentous events of the state’s early history, including the Siege of Bexar and the defense of the Alamo. He accumulated a fabled land empire and inspired the term “maverick” to denote an unbranded calf or an independent person. Sam’s wife, Mary—by some accounts the first AngloAmerican woman to settle in San Antonio—lived through the stresses and tragedies of pioneer family life, chronicling them with emotional intensity and immediacy of detail. Together Sam and Mary founded a Texas family dynasty and contributed immeasurably to the cultural development of San Antonio. Using a profusion of letters, journals, and business materials as well as Mary Maverick’s published Memoirs, the author culls the dramatic story of these two Texas forebears, whose public and private lives were played out against the backdrop of the Mexican nation, the Republic, and early statehood.

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Genre : History
Author : Paula Mitchell Marks
Publisher : Texas A & M University Press
Release : 1989-01-01
Total Pages : 344 Pages
ISBN : 1585440817


What Would Mary Ann Do

What Would Mary Ann Do

So, what would Mary Ann do? As the sweet, polite, and thoughtful Mary Ann Summers from Kansas in the hit series Gilligan’s Island, Dawn Wells created an unforgettable and beloved character that still connects with people fifty years from the show’s debut in 1964. As the “good girl” among the group of castaways on a tiny island, she was often positioned against the glamorous and exotic Ginger Grant, played by Tina Louise, prompting many to ask: Are you a Ginger or a Mary Ann? This book not only helps readers answer that question for themselves but also sends the inspirational and heartwarming message that yes, good girls do finish first. Part self-help, part memoir, and part humor—with a little classic TV nostalgia for good measure—What Would Mary Ann Do? contains twelve chapters on everything from how Mary Ann would respond to changes in today’s culture to addressing issues confronting single women and mothers. Wells brings along her fellow characters from Gilligan’s Island to illustrate certain principles, such as incorporating the miserly Thurston Howell III (Jim Backus) in a discussion on money. Anecdotal sidebars also describe fascinating facts and compelling memories from the show, as well as some trivia questions to challenge fans and followers. Illustrated with photographs from Wells’s private collection, this book provides inspiring lessons from TV’s favorite good girl.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Dawn Wells
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2014-09-08
Total Pages : 328 Pages
ISBN : 9781630760298


The Garner Files

The Garner Files

The Hollywood veteran traces the story of his life and career, from his abuse-marked, Depression-era childhood and his military service to his favorite behind-the-scenes memories and his relationships with numerous celebrities.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : James Garner
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-10-23
Total Pages : 273 Pages
ISBN : 9781451642612


Memoirs Of Mary A Maverick Arranged By Mary A Maverick And Her Son Geo Madison Maverick

Memoirs Of Mary A Maverick Arranged By Mary A Maverick And Her Son Geo Madison Maverick

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Genre : History
Author : George Madison Maverick
Publisher : Andesite Press
Release : 2017-08-22
Total Pages : 182 Pages
ISBN : 1376002698


King Of Hearts

King Of Hearts

Few of the great stories of medicine are as palpably dramatic as the invention of open-heart surgery, yet, until now, no journalist has ever brought all of the thrilling specifics of this triumph to life. This is the story of the surgeon many call the father of open-heart surgery, Dr. C. Walton Lillehei, who, along with colleagues at University Hospital in Minneapolis and a small band of pioneers elsewhere, accomplished what many experts considered to be an impossible feat: He opened the heart, repaired fatal defects, and made the miraculous routine. Acclaimed author G. Wayne Miller draws on archival research and exclusive interviews with Lillehei and legendary pioneers such as Michael DeBakey and Christiaan Barnard, taking readers into the lives of these doctors and their patients as they progress toward their landmark achievement. In the tradition of works by Richard Rhodes and Tracy Kidder, King of Hearts tells the story of an important and gripping piece of forgotten science history.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : G. Wayne Miller
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2000-02-01
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780609807248


Earth Horizon

Earth Horizon

In her autobiography, published in 1932, Austin speaks frankly about her life while also commenting on the events and decisions that formed and influenced her life and writing. A prolific writer, she wrote novels, short stories, essays, plays, and poetry. She was an early advocate for environmental issues as well as the rights of women and minority groups.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Mary Austin
Publisher : Sunstone Press
Release : 2007-04
Total Pages : 381 Pages
ISBN : 9780865345393


Memoirs Of Mary A Maverick

Memoirs Of Mary A Maverick

Written in her old age, the memoirs of Mary A. Maverick describe, with unparalleled authenticity, the society of early San Antonio and family life on the Texas frontier.

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Genre : Frontier and pioneer life
Author : Mary Adams Maverick
Publisher :
Release : 1989
Total Pages : 130 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041035143


The Desert Pilgrim

The Desert Pilgrim

Injured in a car accident, Swander made a pilgrimage to New Mexico where she sought the aid of traditional Hispanic and Native American healers in her recovery. In Albuquerque, she encountered Father Sergei, a Russian Orthodox monk whose barrio church is hidden away on the once-proud Route 66, now the terrain of crack dealers and the homeless. In his backyard, Father Sergei grew herbs for the curandera, Lu, in the pharmacy across the street. Lu's herbal cures are legendary. These two healers led Swander through the "dark night of the soul" to look inside herself and to the Divine for strength and meaning. Lu took Swander on a trip into the New Mexico landscape to harvest herbs and return with a more profound sense of desert spirituality.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Mary Swander
Publisher : Ice Cube Books
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 295 Pages
ISBN : 1888160330


The Art Of Memoir

The Art Of Memoir

Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well. For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, winning teaching prizes at Syracuse. (The writing program there produced such acclaimed authors as Cheryl Strayed, Keith Gessen, and Koren Zailckas.) In The Art of Memoir, she synthesizes her expertise as professor and therapy patient, writer and spiritual seeker, recovered alcoholic and “black belt sinner,” providing a unique window into the mechanics and art of the form that is as irreverent, insightful, and entertaining as her own work in the genre. Anchored by excerpts from her favorite memoirs and anecdotes from fellow writers’ experience, The Art of Memoir lays bare Karr’s own process. (Plus all those inside stories about how she dealt with family and friends get told— and the dark spaces in her own skull probed in depth.) As she breaks down the key elements of great literary memoir, she breaks open our concepts of memory and identity, and illuminates the cathartic power of reflecting on the past; anybody with an inner life or complicated history, whether writer or reader, will relate. Joining such classics as Stephen King’s On Writing and Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, The Art of Memoir is an elegant and accessible exploration of one of today’s most popular literary forms—a tour de force from an accomplished master pulling back the curtain on her craft.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Mary Karr
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2015-09-15
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780062223081