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The world's worst nuclear power accident occurred on April 26, 1986, and had lasting repercussions in all areas of human life. This book details the events leading up to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, the causes of the explosion, and the ensuing fallout, both immediate and long-term. The social, economic, and political consequences of the disaster are discussed, and the catastrophic environmental and health effects on people living in the region are recounted in detail.
"Exceptional. If there has been a more honest, calm, and profoundly moving memoir written in the last few years, then I've missed it."--Times Literary SupplementHow would you make sense of your life if you thought it might end tomorrow? In this captivating and best-selling memoir, Vesna Goldsworthy tells the story of herself, her family, and her early life in her lost country. There follows marriage, a move to England, and a successful media and academic career, then a cancer diagnosis and its unresolved consequences. A profoundly moving, comic, and original account by a stunning literary talent.
Acclaimed western storyteller Giles Tippette delivers a truly exciting novel of family pride and frontier violence . . .As boss of the Half-Moon ranch, the biggest along the Gulf Coast of Texas, Justa Williams is a chip off the old man's block. But when the old man ups and asks him for a dying man's favor, it's Justa' s duty to honor his words. Even if that means taking $25,000 of company gold and riding blind into the blood-soaked Cherokee battleground of Oklahoma Territory--to look for a man who may not even be alive and settle an old score. Odds are high things won't end up well, but son of a gun, at least this son knows how to point his and fire off bullet after bullet . . .Now, will a son pay for his father's past--in blood?Praise for Giles Tippette and The Bank Robbers"Like True Grit . . . a small masterpiece . . . brilliantly written."--Newark News"Spine-jarring, bullet-biting intensity."--Houston Post"Tough, gutsy, and fascinating."--NY Newsday"Impressive authenticity."--Booklist"His fiction is taught and gripping."--Houston Spectator
Discovering his missing girlfriend, Heather Richmond, On his doorstep with a baby was a shock for Michael Elk. The stunning blonde had sent his tortured heart to hell when she'd vanished eighteen months ago. Now she was suddenly asking him to claim her brother's baby as his own. . . . In order to protect her nephew, Heather had to depend on the only man she'd ever loved. . . and betrayed. But sharing a roof with irresistibly magnetic Michael Elk soon had her yearning to share his bed. Could they become a family for real, or would Heather's dark secret destroy their love once and for all?
One look. One dance. One night of passion. Julianne McKenzie had experienced it all with one sexy man. And now she was expecting a child, The Cherokee baby of Bobby Elk. What other surprises did life have in store?Too much heartache. Too much to atone for. Bobby Elk believed he lacked the soul to give Julianne all she deserved. She carried his child, and his Cherokee heritage demanded he give them a home, yet he dared not give them his name, his heart. Three souls bound by one fateful encounter. Man. Woman. Child. But their circle would never be complete until one man faced his greatest fear. . . and one woman showed him how deserving he was of love.
Created in 1836 from land held formerly by the Cherokee Indians, Cherokee County is situated in the northeast corner of Alabama, bordered by Georgia to the east. Within these pages, the county's rich and varied history is illuminated by vintage photographs, and its past is brought to life in the faces of its early settlers. The families of the Reverend Whitefield Anthony and others settled at Mudd Creek in 1831 in what was to become Cherokee County. From these first families developed a community that would grow and change along with a young and bustling America, welcoming new industries, farming fertile lands, and building churches and schools to feed the hearts and minds of its young. The photographs in this volume, illustrating the county's past as well as how it looks in the present day, were culled from a variety of sources, including the Cherokee County History Museum, the Pine Grove Baptist Church, and the private collections of many local families. Coupled with a historical narrative, these glimpses of yesteryear will evoke fond memories for all who have made Cherokee County home.
Situated just south of the Carolina border in the scenic foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Cherokee County offers the charm of small-town life and country living with the convenience of nearby metropolitan areas. In 1897, the year of its founding, the county inherited a rich history that began with the Cherokee Indians. Home to two American Revolutionary War sites, Cowpens National Battlefield and Kings Mountain Military Park, as well as the Overmountain Victory National Trail, it exists as a bevy of historical sites that date before the county was established.Cherokee County pays tribute to this community's decisive history and celebrates the local architecture, business establishments, and residents, both past and present. Historic views, coupled with informative text, highlight the 1914 Carnegie Library, the charming railroad depot, the Limestone Quarry, and construction of the towering smokestack of Gaffney Manufacturing Company. Vintage photographs depict downtown Gaffney, settled almost a century before Cherokee County became a political entity, and historic Blacksburg, known as Black Station before 1888, while bringing to life the evolution of the 1845 Limestone Springs Female High School into the state's popular Limestone College of today.
The Cherokee are one of the largest Native American tribes in the United States, with more than three hundred thousand people across the country claiming tribal membership and nearly one million people internationally professing to have at least one Cherokee Indian ancestor. In this revealing history of Cherokee migration and resettlement, Gregory Smithers uncovers the origins of the Cherokee diaspora and explores how communities and individuals have negotiated their Cherokee identities, even when geographically removed from the Cherokee Nation headquartered in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Beginning in the eighteenth century, the author transports the reader back in time to tell the poignant story of the Cherokee people migrating throughout North America, including their forced exile along the infamous Trail of Tears (1838-39). Smithers tells a remarkable story of courage, cultural innovation, and resilience, exploring the importance of migration and removal, land and tradition, culture and language in defining what it has meant to be Cherokee for a widely scattered people.
Lacy Dawn Hampton sighed with exasperation as she fanned herself in the gazebo at Paradise Plantation. How sheltered and boring her life was. She longed for passion and excitement, but her father and three older brothers protected her from everything. Then she heard a splash and her green eyes widened as a towering Indian emerged from the lake and walked straight toward her. Modesty fled as Lacy crossed the lawn to meet the handsome half breed. She felt the heat of his impassioned flesh, then his first touch, finally a kiss that made her tremble with desire. Tomorrow she'd be a proper southern belle once more, but today she must savor a fiery forbidden rapture in the arms of a savage lover. Chase Tarleton had traveled the Trail of Tears when his Indian family was driven from their native Georgia. Now, back for a reunion with his white grandparents, Chase found himself torn between two worlds, the Cherokee camp he'd left behind and the vast plantation, Towering Pines, that would someday be his. Nearing his destination, Chase paused for a refreshing swim and spied a vision in peach colored satin. The luscious golden haired belle was staring straight at him. Instinct overrode caution as Chase clasped the delicate maiden in his strong arms, crushing her velvety softness against his bronze chest. He knew he must taste those teasing crimson lips, span that tiny waist with his muscular hands, and caress every satiny inch of her tempting, creamy body.
An introduction to the locale, history, way of life, and culture of the Cherokee Indians.
Provides an overview of the past and present lives of the Cherokee Native Americans, covering their daily life, customs, and relations with the government. Includes information on the Trail of Tears.
In the early nineteenth century, the U. S. government shifted its policy from trying to assimilate American Indians to relocating them, and proceeded to forcibly drive seventeen thousand Cherokees from their homelands. This journey of exile became known as the Trail of Tears. Historians Perdue and Green reveal the government?s betrayals and the divisions within the Cherokee Nation, follow the exiles along the Trail of Tears, and chronicle the hardships found in the West. In its trauma and tragedy, the Cherokee diaspora has come to represent the irreparable injustice done to Native Americans in the name of nation building?and in their determined survival, it represents the resilience of the Native American spirit. .
The Cherokee Rose, written by Tiya Miles, award-winning historian and recipient of a recent MacArthur Genius Grant, explores territory reminiscent of the works of Alice Walker, Octavia Butler, and Louise Erdrich. This luminous but highly accessible work examines a little-known aspect of America s past slaveholding by Southern Creeks and Cherokees and its legacy in the lives of three young women who are drawn to the Georgia plantation where scenes of extreme cruelty and equally extraordinary compassion once played out. The novel is based on historical sources about the Chief Vann House Historic Site in Chatsworth, Georgia, and the Moravian mission sponsored there in the early 1800s. Miles uncovered this fascinating history while researching her book The House on Diamond Hill. In The Cherokee Rose, she has fictionalized the story and introduced contemporary aspects to make this history more accessible. The characters in The Cherokee Rose include Jinx, the free-spirited historian exploring her tribe s complicated racial history; Ruth, whose mother sought refuge from a troubled marriage in her beloved garden and the cosmetic empire she built from its bounty; Cheyenne, the Southern black debutante seeking to connect with a meaningful personal history; and, hovering above them all, the spirit of long-gone Mary Ann Battis, a young woman suspected of burning a mission to the ground and then disappearing from tribal records. The story of the women s discoveries about the secrets of a Cherokee plantation traces their attempts to connect with the strong spirits of the past and reconcile the conflicts in their own lives.
Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club paints a vivid, fascinating portrait of a community deeply grounded in tradition and dynamically engaged in the present. A collection of forty interwoven stories, conversations, and teachings about Western Cherokee life, beliefs, and the art of storytelling, the book orchestrates a multilayered conversation between a group of honored Cherokee elders, storytellers, and knowledge-keepers and the communities their stories touch. Collaborating with Hastings Shade, Sammy Still, Sequoyah Guess, and Woody Hansen, Cherokee scholar Christopher B. Teuton has assembled the first collection of traditional and contemporary Western Cherokee stories published in over forty years. Not simply a compilation, Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club explores the art of Cherokee storytelling, or as it is known in the Cherokee language, gagoga (gah-goh-ga), literally translated as "he or she is lying." The book reveals how the members of the Liars' Club understand the power and purposes of oral traditional stories and how these stories articulate Cherokee tradition, or "teachings," which the storytellers claim are fundamental to a construction of Cherokee selfhood and cultural belonging. Four of the stories are presented in both English and Cherokee.
In this highly sensual tale of forbidden love and passionate surrender, New York Times bestselling author Janelle Taylor makes her much anticipated return to classic Native American romance on the frontier--irresistible, fiery, and everlasting. . .1756. Traveling west of the colonies with a small party, Shannon O'Shea loses her way in the wilderness, soon drenched by driving rains and forced by powerful winds into the shelter of a cave. Stripping quickly, she is drawn to the flickering warmth of a fire deep within, but she stops cold--surely she must be dreaming. Before her stands a Cherokee brave, tall and broad-shouldered, scarcely clothed. Storm Dancer whispers that she knew him once. . .long ago. He vows to keep her safe. By morning, he seems to vanish, yet Storm Dancer will remain with Shannon, in every way a flesh-and-blood man who awakens her every womanly longing. For their spirits call to each other. . .Storm Dancer's vow is kept. He is more honorable by far than the white man Shannon must wed, and time will prove that only he can save her from violence and treachery. That he is the only man she will truly love. . ."A Story That Will Thrill." --Romantic Times on Lakota Dawn
Mary Breydon knew how to get things done. Raised on a Virginia plantation, she learned how to care for livestock, respect her workers, and keep good books. But after her husband is killed, she must make a living running a stagecoach station on the Cherokee Trail. Mary faces challenges that even the men eagerly anticipating her failure would have a difficult time overcoming. After being forced to fire the previous station manager with the aid of a bullwhip, Mary must track down stolen horses, defend against Indians, care for a wayward boy, and protect herself and her daughter from Jason Flandrau, a man determined to become governor of the Colorado Territory but who is also the ruthless war criminal who murdered Mary's husband. From the Paperback edition.
A TEST OF BRAVERY-He sacrificed his heritage to support the American patriots. Now Ghonkaba, grandson of the White Indian, Renno, must lead his renegade Seneca band to a new homeland. Their future lies in the lush Tennessee valleys of the Cherokee. But fighting still rages on that wild frontier, as a sly British agent inflames the blood lust of the savage Choctaw and Creek. Only Ghonkaba, in a daring contest of strength and skill, can convince the proud Cherokee to welcome his people as brothers while war drums signal the deadly start of a new battle for possession of this beautiful land. A PLEDGE OF BLOOD-Strangers in a hostile land, the Seneca must prove their worthiness or perish, but treachery threatens to destroy their dreams of a union with the Cherokee. Only the dauntless courage of Ghonkaba, the defiant passion of an Indian maid, and the noble love of a young warrior can create a startling new brotherhood-one ordained by the sacred Manitous and bound by honor and by blood to support the fight for freedom's cause.
A little girl by the name Bidemmi writes stories about the characters she draws.
When Suzan Colón was laid off from her dream job at a national magazine, she needed to cut her budget, and fast. That meant dusting off her grandmother Matilda's old recipe folder and learning how to cook cheaply and simply. But Suzan found more than just amazing recipes--she found a new appreciation for the strong women in her family and the key to their survival through hard times. Full of heart, Cherries in Winter is an irresistible gem of a book. It makes you want to cook, it makes you want to know your own family's stories, and, above all, it makes you feel rich no matter what.
Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention Green System -- 1st Grade
In this honest, frank, and funny debut novel, four best friends make a pact during their senior year of high school to lose their virginities--and end up finding friendship, love, and self-discovery along the way.To be honest, the sex pact wasn't always part of the plan. Layla started it. She announced it super casually to the rest of the girls between bites of frozen yogurt, as if it was just simply another addition to her massive, ever-evolving To Do List. She is determined to have sex for the first time before the end of high school. Initially, the rest of the crew is scandalized, but, once they all admit to wanting to lose their v-cards too, they embark on a quest to do the deed together... separately. Layla's got it in the bag. Her serious boyfriend, Logan, has been asking for months. Alex has already done it. Or so she says. Emma doesn't know what the fuss is all about, but sure, she'll give it a shot. And Zoe, well, Zoe can't even say the o word without bursting into giggles. Will everything go according to plan? Probably not. But at least the girls have each other every hilarious, heart-warming, cringe-inducing step of the way. From debut author Lindsey Rosin, Cherry is a coming-of-age, laugh-out-loud tale of first times, last chances, and the enduring friendships that make it all worthwhile.
It is War time, the Allied forces are at war with Germany and Japan, and Cherry Ames, who has recently graduated from nursing school, wants to do her part to help win the war. She joins the Army Nurse Corps, but can she be all that she has to be to be in the Army? And will her heart let her make tough decisions even if it might mean being removed from the Army? Let's find out in this the third in the Cherry Ames series.
One of the strangest cases of Cherry Ames' absorbing career comes her way while working as a staff nurse at Hilton Hospital in her home town. A young man, victim of a car accident, is brought to Emergency with a broken leg. Shortly after he is admitted to the hospital, the doctors discover that "Bob Smith" has been suffering from amnesia for several months. Who is he? Where is his home? What tragic happening caused such distress that his memory is a blank? Answers to these questions must be found if "Bob" is to be cured. Working under the direction of the medical and psychiatric doctors, Cherry plays a crucial role in helping the patient to get well and to find a solution to the dilemma that caused his "flight from memory." Clues develop as the psychiatrist uses various techniques to help the patient recapture his lost memory. "Bob Smith" insists that he is guilty--but of what he cannot recall. During her free time, Cherry follows up obscure clues and encounters suspiciously difficult people and an alarmingly tangled situation. Here is a fascinating story that will be long remembered by the lovable nurse heroine's legions of admirers, both young and young at heart.
Cherry returns to Spencer to work in the new children's wing, and helps exonerate a man falsely convicted of a pawnshop robbery.
Cherry's natural curiosity leads her to discover a secret room in the reconstructed château now used as a girls' boarding school. There she finds a formula that when reconstructed to its exact specifications produces a perfume that saves the school from bankruptcy.
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