Books tagged: nebraska history

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The Long, Hard Winter of 1880-81 What was it Really Like?
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,490. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Meteorology and Climate
Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic novel The Long Winter tells the riveting story of the winter of 1880-81 with three day blizzards, forty ton trains stuck in the snow, houses buried in snowdrifts and a town that nearly starved. How much of her story was fact, and how much was fiction? Using newspaper articles, autobiographies and historical accounts, the story of the monster winter of '80-81 is told.
The 1956 Nebraska Cornhuskers
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
In 1956 the University of Nebraska hired Pete Elliott to coach its football team. The new coach was a 29-year-old former All-American football player at the University of Michigan. He won 12 letters at UM. The Big 7 conference, of which NU was a member, was dominated by Bud Wilkinson's Oklahoma Sooners. Elliott coached backs at OU before coming to Nebraska. He brought with him the Split-T offense.
The Hollow Tree Mystery
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Price: Free! Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
US Marshal, Garren Rader, receives an urgent plea to help with an unresolved murder in Valley County, Nebraska. His journey to the frontier uncovers a family in need of encouragement, and a community in need of justice.
Cocaine Wasteland A Porn Star Is D.O.A.
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Shauna Grant made 30 porn films, earning approximately $100,000. She was a nude model and adult film star from the age of 18 until her untimely death two years later. At 20 she committed suicide with a .22 long rifle. My text looks at her last days and some of the people she associated with in the adult industry. I have also done extensive research to profile her maternal and paternal ancestry.
When Justice Came to the Plains— Judge William Gaslin, Jr., and Frontier Law in Western Nebraska, 1876‒1889
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Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 90,310. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Judge William Gaslin has been compared to Judge Isaac Parker and Judge Roy Bean because all three sternly handed out justice on the western frontier in the 1800s. Gaslin administered the sixth judicial district of Nebraska, more than 70,000 square miles infested with gangs, horse and cattle thieves, and other criminals. Gaslin's story is told in rollicking prose underpinned by scholarly rigor.