A true family history you couldn't make up! Following my GGG Uncle Jesse Chainey and his family as they migrate from 1851 Kent to Illinois, USA. Uncovering Civil War casualties in 1862. The 1869 scandal of a money-grabbing Sexton. An unjustified murder over a farm wagon in 1916 Michigan. The 1928 mass murder of seven family members in Kansas. The lawyer's suicide. A juror's nervous breakdown. A murderer who drops down dead in prison. Unseemly public demonstrations - do you still think genealogy is boring?
Release on 2010-11 | by James R. Boyd,James R. Boyd B. S. M. Ed
The Story of a Life and Observations from Living It
Author: James R. Boyd,James R. Boyd B. S. M. Ed
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The time spent completing this book was so enjoyable because during those thinking and writing hours, I was able to awaken many, many memories from my childhood and from later years as I grew into the person I have become. There are times when awakened memories elevate our spirits during rough periods, just as they often provide a chuckle when our lives are going well. And reminiscing about the "good old days" as well as the ones that were not so good can help any of us come to a better understanding of who and what we are today, and why. Writing this book has given me peace of mind because of a promise I made to myself more than thirty years ago. It is not the intent of the book to teach anyone. I simply hope that by reading it, somewhere along the way someone just might be able to connect with the joy, the happiness, the sadness, and all of the other emotional ups and downs, included. We all face good times and bad times in life. While the details may vary from person to person, there is a commonality to our lives, which allows us to identify with the each other's highs and lows, successes and failures, trials and tribulations. A section of the book discusses learning to think for oneself. Not thinking, or allowing those in the media and the political arena to fill our minds with lies or useless nonsense has become more prevalent in our society. A discussion of many of the tactics and techniques used to misinform, misguide, or misdirect the public is included with personal perspectives gained from decades of work, study, and thought.
Follow the Story of a Young Man's Journey to Happiness in His Hidden Releases
Author: John Daniel Johnston
John Daniel Johnston has allowed us all in on the journey of a young man searching for happiness in his own way. Grueling depression allowed no one but the inner person in, or out. This book chronicles that of an extremely lost soul searching for his place in the world, with many experiences, and travels that amaze even the author. The proof is in this book. LIFE IS OUT THERE, IT IS UP TO YOU TO LIVE IT!
"Foreign News" gives a fascinating behind-the-scenes look into the practices of the global tribe we call foreign correspondents. Ulf Hannerz also compares the way correspondents and anthropologists report from one part of the world to another.