An intimate look at two extraordinary figures and their secret collaboration?one that turned the alliance structure of the political world upside down In this character-driven study, acclaimed historian and bestselling author David Fromkin reveals how two colorful figures?Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh? assumed leadership of the English-speaking world at the beginning of the twentieth century. As human beings, the two men could hardly have been more different. Edward, a lover of fine food, drink, beautiful women, and the pleasure-seeking culture of Paris, had previously been regarded as nothing more than a playboy. Across the Atlantic, Theodore Roosevelt, the aristocrat from Manhattan and self-made cowboy, would rise above his critics to become one of the nation?s most beloved presidents. Together, they wrote the agenda for the North Atlantic democracies of the twentieth century.
Author: William A. Cummins
Publisher: Cai Publishing
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Performing Arts
Before horse-whispering an ole time cowboy, William A. Cummins, was changing lives with secrets he learned by talkin to horses. Over 100 photos mirror the sensibility of this soft-spoken feed-bucket philosopher and author of KING and the COWBOY. The book is deeply moving, yet never self-pitying in telling Bill s hard-knocks-but-dream-inspired story. It would have been tempting given the broad strokes of Bill's life: A childhood marked by early stardom -- he became a teenage singing cowboy on radio -- he taught a golden palomino stallion to talk and pray on stage and learned trick-roping -- they headlined as Smilin Bill and his Wonder Horse King -- the partial loss of his right hand at age nine -- the early death of his mother when he was 15 -- the heart warming solace he found in horses -- and a highly successful engineering career. Instead the book allows the facts, simply told, to carry the weight. The idea for the book came when Bill was again encouraged to perform rope tricks. With wisdom coming straight from the horse s mouth he now spins cowboy yarns and hi-tech stories.
Pete Knight: The Cowboy King tells the story of one of rodeo's first international superstars. A Canadian champion bronc rider who also won championships in the United States, as well as fans in England and Australia. His earnings in the rodeo arena rivaled that of top business executives of his day, as well as all professional athletes. Happily married and with a newborn baby girl, his life was tragically cut short in the rodeo arena. His story eerily mirrors that of another rodeo legend, Lane Frost. Young, handsome, a superstar and at the top of his game, his life ended in a rodeo arena.
Johnny Cigarini: Confessions of a King’s Road Cowboy is an autobiographical account told from the perspective of a sharp young producer who kicked back with celebrity acquaintances after hours of working in the ambitious and daring world of advertising. Being surrounded by fame and glory during the 70s meant the company Cigarini worked for was at its most succesful – and King’s Road in Chelsea became their local playground. This story of luck, chance and heartache shows how the entertainment culture allowed Cigarini to reach the top of his game. Against a backdrop of the 60s sexual liberation, we learn of the real man, Johnny; he was not always a Ferrari-driving trendsetter with long hair, picking up models on the King’s Road, partying with Pink Floyd and dating Patti D’Arbanville, but he was once ‘Little Johnny’, an orphan and the victim of child sex abuse. Exposed to a silent and sinister world of establishment paedophile rings, John’s story is certainly one of tragedy and introspection as he picks up the pieces of a lost life. From Italy to England, Africa, America, and back to Italy, Cigarini’s nomadic lifestyle became the catalyst to his emotional rollercoaster. His memoirs reach back in time to a war that separated him from his sisters and exposes the revolutionary changes that developed Britain during this era. This mesmerising account offers an insight to the intimate secrets of life in the heart of Britain’s pop culture and will appeal primarily to the generation who grew up in the swinging 70s and early 80s. This book may also be of interest to individuals who have worked in production and the advertising sector.
This book has been written to help Christians understand the Bible in a new way. Biblical characters present an account of their own lives as taken from the biblical text. This book will also familiarize a person with the Bible and help them to know Jesus Christ. Some Bible characters included in this book are Adam and Eve, Abraham, Moses, Samson, David, John the Baptist, Mary Magdalene, and Jesus. Anyone interested in the Bible will benefit by reading this book. It has action, prophecy, humor, and much more to keep the reader engaged throughout.
Author: Ty Murray
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-07-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The most famous rodeo champion of all time tells his amazing true story -- and opens a fascinating window into the world of the professional cowboy. Ty Murray was born to be a rodeo star -- in fact, his first words were "I'm a bull rider." Before he was even out of diapers, he was climbing atop his mother's Singer sewing machine case, which just so happened to be the perfect mechanical bull for a 13-month-old. Before long, Ty was winning peewee events by the hatful, and his special talent was obvious...obvious even to a man called Larry Mahan. At the time the greatest living rodeo legend, six-time champion Mahan invited a teenaged Ty Murray to spend a summer on his ranch learning not just rodeoing but also some life lessons. Those lessons prepared Ty for a career that eventually surpassed even Mahan's own -- Ty's seven All-Around Championships. In King of the Cowboys, Ty Murray invites us into the daredevil world of rodeo and the life of the cowboy. Along the way, he details a life spent constantly on the road, heading to the next event; the tragic death of his friend and fellow rodeo star Lane Frost; and the years of debilitating injuries that led some to say Ty Murray was finished. He wasn't. In fact, Ty Murray has brought the world of rodeo into the twenty-first century, through his unparalleled achievements in the ring, through advancing the case for the sport as a television color-commentator, and through the Professional Bull Riders, an organization he helped to build. In the end, though, Ty Murray is first and foremost a cowboy, and now that he's retired from competition, he takes this chance to reflect on his remarkable life and career. In King of the Cowboys, Ty Murray opens up his world as never before.
Author: Christopher Knowlton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2017-05-30
A revolutionary new appraisal of the Old West and the America it made The open range cattle era lasted barely a quarter-century, but it left America irrevocably changed. These few decades following the Civil War brought America its greatest boom-and-bust cycle until the Depression, the invention of the assembly line, and the dawn of the conservation movement. It inspired legends, such as that icon of rugged individualism, the cowboy. Yet this extraordinary time and its import have remained unexamined for decades. Cattle Kingdom reveals the truth of how the West rose and fell, and how its legacy defines us today. The tale takes us from dust-choked cattle drives to the unlikely splendors of boomtowns like Abilene, Kansas, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. We venture from the Texas Panhandle to the Dakota Badlands to the Chicago stockyards. We meet a diverse array of players—from the expert cowboy Teddy Blue to the failed rancher and future president Teddy Roosevelt. Knowlton shows us how they and others like them could achieve so many outsized feats: killing millions of bison in a decade, building the first opera house on the open range, driving cattle by the thousand, and much more. Cattle Kingdom is a revelatory new view of the Old West.
Pampered Texan James Walsh has been keeping a secret from his overbearing but well-intentioned mother. When she throws a lavish birthday party in the hopes that he will meet the woman of his dreams, she has no clue James is gay. But a sudden storm blows rugged, rain-soaked ranch owner Jonathon Ross to James' doorstep, and suddenly he can't hide who he is any longer.
Author: Bruce King
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A classic tale of political intuitions spiced by New Mexico flavor as unique as Hatch green chile, this autobiography of Governor Bruce King makes lively reading for anyone interested in politics, history, cowboys, ranching, and the American West.
When Cole’s mom dumps him in the mean streets of Philadelphia to live with the dad he’s never met, the last thing Cole expects to see is a horse, let alone a stable full of them. He may not know much about cowboys, but what he knows for sure is that cowboys aren’t black, and they don’t live in the inner city. But in his dad’s ’hood, horses are a way of life, and soon Cole’s days of skipping school and getting in trouble in Detroit have been replaced by shoveling muck and trying not to get stomped on. At first, all Cole can think about is how to ditch these ghetto cowboys and get home. But when the City threatens to shut down the stables— and take away the horse Cole has come to think of as his own— he knows that it’s time to step up and fight back. Inspired by the little-known urban riders of Philly and Brooklyn, this compelling tale of latter -day cowboy justice champions a world where your friends always have your back, especially when the chips are down.
Author: Perry Meisel
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date: 1999
What is rock and roll and where does it come from? In this adventurous new study of music, literature, and culture, Perry Meisel shows how rock and roll joins Romanticism and the blues tradition by focusing on the preoccupation with boundaries that are common to both--the boundaries between freedom and irony, country and city, and cowboy and dandy. Meisel traces the emergence of rock and roll out of jazz and Romantic culture alike as he examines, in a series of juxtaposed chapters, rhythm and blues, Emerson and the cowboy, urban blues, the dandy and psychedelia, Willa Cather, Miles Davis, Virginia Woolf, and 1960s rock. In the process, Meisel shows how the presumable difference between high and mass or pop culture disappears when both turn out to have similar structures. He also reveals how canons emerge inevitably within all traditions rather than being imposed upon them from without.
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Now a Netflix movie directed by Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush) and starring Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood. Master storyteller Stephen King presents this classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller. When a game of seduction between a husband and wife ends in death, the nightmare has only begun… “And now the voice which spoke belonged to no one but herself. Oh my God, it said. Oh my God, I am all alone out here. I am all alone.” Once again, Jessie Burlingame has been talked into submitting to her husband Gerald’s kinky sex games—something that she’s frankly had enough of, and they never held much charm for her to begin with. So much for a “romantic getaway” at their secluded summer home. After Jessie is handcuffed to the bedposts—and Gerald crosses a line with his wife—the day ends with deadly consequences. Now Jessie is utterly trapped in an isolated lakeside house that has become her prison—and comes face-to-face with her deepest, darkest fears and memories. Her only company is that of the various voices filling her mind…as well as the shadows of nightfall that may conceal an imagined or very real threat right there with her…
The King Next Door by Maureen Child Single mum Nicole Baxter is perfectly fulfilled without a man in her life. But when billionaire Griffin King moves in next door, she considers a fling...as long as she doesn’t fall in love. Griffin has never met a woman he couldn’t leave. But desire sparks with Nicole like lightening! It’s just what this workaholic needs. But why does the thought of summer’s end have Griffin longing for more? A Real Cowboy by Sarah M. Anderson Producer Thalia Thorne’s career is on the line. She’s promised to lure James Robert Bradley back to the limelight — no matter what it takes. But once in Montana, she sees that J.R. has built a new life for himself. Then a blizzard strikes. Suddenly they’re alone, with only body heat to keep them warm. When the snow melts, she’ll have to choose: go back to the big city — or sacrifice everything for the man she can’t let go.