He bought garments for durability, and the people of Houston responded. He
also met his wife on one of these trips and won her heart with a peculiarly
businessman's style of romance. Borrowing a sum of money from her, Abe would
Author: Gary Taylor
Publisher: Gary Taylor
Category: Broadcast journalism
"The Chicken Ranch was the one, great festering, frustrating sore on the face of law enforcement in Texas." The year was 1973. The State of Texas had just elected a new reform-minded governor and attorney general. And Houston's ABC-TV affiliate station at Channel 13 had just launched a new consumer-oriented investigative feature by hiring flamboyant former lawman Marvin Zindler to seize the spotlight. The roads from those disparate events crossed quickly in dramatic fashion to national acclaim in the Texas Hill Country village of La Grange, which had harbored the country's longest continually operating bordello-a little place known as the Chicken Ranch and beloved to generations of Texas school boys. When Zindler's sensational TV expose forced the Chicken Ranch to close, it triggered a national controversy that raged for years, highlighted by the creation of a successful Broadway musical called The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The movie version starred Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton in the fictionalized account that boiled the story down to a basic theme still used in its marketing pitch: "Texas madam Miss Mona and her sheriff boyfriend try to save her chicken ranch from a TV muckraker." But lost amid the romanticized singing and the dancing and the nostalgic pining of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas lies an authentic true crime history yarn just as entertaining and as much a part of the Lone Star State's many fabled legends. In I, the People, veteran Houston journalist and author Gary Taylor recreates the real story behind the closing of the Chicken Ranch and explains the forces that unleashed TV icon Marvin Zindler upon the national scene. Reviews Midwest Book Review: The famed film 'Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' had its roots in reality, but its charm wears thin when it has connections to organized crime. "I, the People: How Marvin Zindler Busted the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" is Gary Taylor's coverage of the story that tells of fellow journalist Marvin Zindler's personal crusade against the famous brothel the Chicken Ranch and the puppet strings of the Mafia behind it. For those who want the true story behind the story, "I, the People" is well worth considering. POD People: You may have heard of the "Chicken Ranch," AKA "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," from the musical or the movie of the later name. Well, Gary Taylor, intrepid Texan journalist, has the real story. Taylor has a wonderful eye for character, and the Chicken Ranch story is full of them. This book is a fascinating look at characters from an era when Texas transitioned itself from the Wild West to civilization. I highly recommend I The People.
One of England's most fascinating monarchs is brought to life in this hands-on study for young minds. Combining projects, pictures, and sidebars with an authoritative biography, children will develop an understanding of the Reformation, Shakespearean England, and how Elizabeth's 45-year reign set the stage for the English Renaissance and marshaled her country into a chief military power. Providing 21 activities, from singing a madrigal and growing a knot garden to creating a period costume--complete with a neck ruff and a cloak for the queen's court--readers will experience a sliver of life in the Elizabethan age. For those who wish to delve deeper, a time line, online resources, and a reading list are included to aid in further study.
The Okonee (Washed People) were Muskogeans, who spoke a dialect of Hitchiti.
They occupied most of eastcentral & northeast Georgia, plus the northwestern
corner of South Carolina during the European Contact Period. The name seems
Author: Richard Thornton
"The study area included the Appalachian Summit-west of Craggy Knob, NC; the Appalachian Ridge & Valley Province-southof the Holston River; and the upper Piedmont of the Carolinas and Georgia. Whenever possible, the author used Native American names for ethnic groups, cultural pahses and settlement sites." - abstract.
The story of the reign of Charles I — told through the lives of his people. Prize-winning historian David Cressy mines the widest range of archival and printed sources, including ballads, sermons, speeches, letters, diaries, petitions, proclamations, and the proceedings of secular and ecclesiastical courts, to explore the aspirations and expectations not only of the king and his followers, but also the unruly energies of many of his subjects, showing how royal authority was constituted, in peace and in war — and how it began to fall apart. A blend of micro-historical analysis and constitutional theory, parish politics and ecclesiology, military, cultural, and social history, Charles I and the People of England is the first major attempt to connect the political, constitutional, and religious history of this crucial period in English history with the experience and aspirations of the rest of the population. From the king and his ministers to the everyday dealings and opinions of parishioners, petitioners, and taxpayers, David Cressy re-creates the broadest possible panorama of early Stuart England, as it slipped from complacency to revolution.
A long poem that makes brilliant use of the legends and myths, the tall tales and sayings of America.
Author: Carl Sandburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A long poem that makes brilliant use of the legends and myths, the tall tales and sayings of America. "If America has a folksinger today he is Carl Sandburg, a singer who comes out of the prairie soil... who can hand back to the people a creation that has scraps of their own insight, humor, and imagination" (Padraic Colum).
... high antiquity ; which is now , however , understood only by a few learned men
, and spoken in their schools as the vehicle of discussions on grammar , theology
, and philosophy , while it is totally unintelligible to the mass of the people .
Author: Mrs. Barbauld (Anna Letitia)Publish On: 1792
Your mother nourished you at her breast , I carried you in my arms ; your brothers
and filters played with and careffed you ; all people besides were strangers to
you ; so far from wishing to see them , you shrunk and hung back when they ...
... glorious company of And yet not a stone of the building the apostles constantly
declared that was laid ! - The reference is to the site | like Moses they endured as
seeing the invisible , and their thoughts were intent | as well 142 THE PEOPLE ...
... glad he got a chance to visit and meet the people I'm hiking with. Sunnuke,
Goof, me, Mr. Buffalo Man, and Merwent out to eat that night. Zoltan called and
had hiked into Harper's Ferry but couldn't find a place to stay, so we drove in and
Author: Mark Allen
Category: Sports & Recreation
Average People, Extraordinary Trail is written for anyone that has an interest in the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), or hiking in general. You don't have to be an experienced hiker, or professional outdoorsman, to enjoy a day, or a year, on the A.T. Enjoy a "desk hike" while reading the author's daily journal entries from his 2009 A.T. thru-hike. Prepare for your own hike, or just learn a little about the Appalachian Trail. Each chapter has a planning section and an equipment section. Over 100 photographs are included.
... is Mechanicsburg , located in the northeast corner of the township . The I. , C. &
L. R. R. runs across the southwestern corner , but Thorntown , in Sugar Creek
township , is the principal railroad station for the people of Washington township .
... never makes a round trip either. Overseeing them is not what I envisioned as a
career. That is, a Business Career. You think: People who take taxis People who
know what checkbooks are You don't think: Squished 120 THE PEOPLEIKNOW.
Author: Nancy Zafris
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
The People I Know is a collection of nine stories, told by characters who hover at the edge of life. Whether it's Lorne, perched on a sofa as a wedding party swirls around him, or the elderly Mrs. R of "Morning at the Beach," imagining a career in crime as she sits on the front porch of a Miami hotel, these are people oddly accustomed to the sidelines of their worlds. Nancy Zafris's characters do not so much hurdle their barriers as contemplate them with varying degrees of humor, regret, and fanciful expectation. Gazing out of his window at a horizon of crushed cars, Bonner Junior fantasizes about working at an I.M. Pei office building instead of at John Bonner and Son Metal Shredders; at the same time, his job allows him to amuse his friends with grisly, embellished stories of human shreddings and wild dogs. In "Meeting in Tokyo," a businessman examines his own attraction and aversion to conformity after taking a young secretary to a "love hotel." For Wendy, born with a strong nose and a Baltic name, cosmetic surgery has brought acceptance but also boredom. Suffering little "deaths of feeling" with each success, she flirts with disaster, with anything that will make her heartbeat "go up to 75 or more." Grace, in "Grace's Reply," prefers to deal with reality through illusion; she blames her son's death on a Navy intelligence operation and sends Pampers to an imaginary grandson. Ranging from the kiddie bleachers of television's "Uncle Sylvester Show" to the upholstered seats of a Tokyo coffee shop, from a Navy recruitment office to a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, these stories enliven the common places of our world. Sad, yet rarely defeated, Nancy Zafris's characters toe the line and sometimes manage to cross it.
Author: Poetry for the People (Organization)Publish On: 1995
Her vision and politics have set her at the forefront of contemporary poetry and her work has a far-reaching impact on all poets and readers of poetry today.
Author: Poetry for the People (Organization)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Her vision and politics have set her at the forefront of contemporary poetry and her work has a far-reaching impact on all poets and readers of poetry today. A dedicated and inspired teacher, her innovative and highly successful poetry program, Poetry for the People, has recently emerged as a national phenomenon.
I said to this man "who do you think I am?" and he said "God" and I said "Then God I am then". And that man is my son, we are not into niceties this second time around. Contact made with leaders who are in charge of the people on my land to lift all up and out of it to where all has been made ready, they said no. They stole it, they have not budged an inch in 2000 years. I will take this to the people.
Sedition on the part of the people , is as much a breach of that contract , which is
the very soul of the constitution , as if any other branch was to usurp delpotic
independent controul ; and if you con , tịnue to indulge such illegal and
But supposing this were made a political question ; supposing , in short , those people who are trying every year to open places of amusement to the British
public , should at last become strong enough to get a party in the House of
The labours of your press have been directed against the Irish people , on
account of their political errors and social failings and shortcomings . The labours
of your spiritual men , in their pulpits and their tracts in Ireland , have been
And “contend in judgment”; so that if the mountains or the hills are found to have
attended to the people in an unfitting manner, the fault should either be
considered mine, who placed such ones in command, or it should be removed
from the ...
Author: Armin Karim
Publisher: Armin Karim
The Roman Catholic Good Friday liturgy includes a series of chants known today as the Improperia ("Reproaches") beginning with the following text: Popule meus, quid feci tibi? aut in quo contristavi te? responde mihi. Quia eduxi te de terra Egypti, parasti crucem Salvatori tuo ("My people, what have I done to you, or in what have I grieved you? Answer me. Because I led you out of the land of Egypt, you prepared a cross for your Savior"). The earliest witness to the chants is a Carolingian liturgical book from around 880, but it is agreed among scholars that their history extends back farther than this. Employing comparative analysis of Biblical exegesis, chant texts, and chant melodies, this study suggests that the initial chant verse, Micah 6:3-4a plus a Christianizing addendum ("My people... you prepared..."), originated in northwestern Italy between the end of the 4th century and the end of the 7th century and carried associations of the Last Judgment, the Passion, and Christian works, penitence, and forgiveness. Although previous scholarship has sometimes pointed to the Reproaches as a key text of Christian anti-Jewish history, it is clear that the initial three verses, the Popule meus verses, originally held allegorical rather than literal meanings. The fact that there are several preserved Popule meus chants across various liturgical repertoires and, moreover, several sets of Popule meus verses in a smaller subset of these repertoires--in northern Italy, southern France, and the Spanish March--bespeaks the pre-Carolingian origins of the Popule meus verses and raises the question of why the verses appear in the Carolingian liturgy when they do. This study proposes that the Popule meus verses were incorporated into the Carolingian liturgy at the Abbey of Saint-Denis under the abbacy of Charles the Bald (867-77). In the Adoration of the Cross ceremony adopted from Rome, paired with the Greek Trisagion, and carrying Gallican melody and meaning, the Carolingian Popule meus verses would have been an ecumenical declaration, as they spread, of the expediency of the crucified Christ and a penitent people, even in the face of impending political disintegration.