Deliverance Mary Fields by Miantae Metcalf McConnell

Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History


AWARD WINNING CREATIVE NONFICTION BIOGRAPHY

1885 – 1914. Mary Fields, a fifty-three-year old second-generation slave, emancipated and residing in Toledo, receives news of her friend’s impending death. Remedies packed in her satchel, Mary rushes to board the Northern Pacific. Days later, she arrives in the Montana wilderness to find Mother Mary Amadeus lying on frozen earth in a broken-down cabin. Certain that the cloister of frostbit Ursuline nuns and their students, Indian girls rescued from nearby reservations, will not survive without assistance, Mary decides to stay.

She builds a hennery, makes repairs to living quarters, cares for stock, and treks into the mountains to provide food. Brushes with death do not deter her. Mary drives a horse and wagon through perilous terrain and sub zero blizzards to improve the lives of missionaries, homesteaders and Indians and, in the process, her own.

After weathering wolf attacks, wagon crashes and treacherous conspiracies by scoundrels, local politicians and the state’s first Catholic bishop, Mary Fields creates another daring plan. An avid patriot, she is determined to register for the vote. The price is high. Will she manifest her personal vision of independence?

PRAISE FOR DELIVERANCE

MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

“Under McConnell’s hand, the atmosphere, frontier challenges, and landscapes of Montana come to life. Mary Fields is a true historical figure, dramatized in novel format. Her story will delight readers who look for a blend of accurate historical facts, hard-hitting drama, and realistic scenes powered by a feisty protagonist whose values and concerns become part of the social changes sweeping the nation.”—Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

Miantae Metcalf McConnell has fashioned a historical narrative marrying prose and poetry, fact with creative writing. With the discerning eye of a photographer, the deft hand of a historian, and the literary heart of a poet, the life of Mary Fields, legendary black woman of Montana, rises majestically off the page into living history. If the reader has any interest in Mary Fields, aka Stagecoach Mary, Deliverance is the one book you must read.—Michael Searles, Author, Emeritus Professor of History, Augusta University, Georgia

Miantae Metcalf McConnell provides us with a great story and history of Mary Fields, an important black westerner. A must read for youths and adults. —Bruce Glasrud, Author, Professor Emeritus, California State University

WISHING SHELF U.K. 2016 Finalist Nonfiction

REVIEWS
‘Powerfully written with excellent characterization. The author knows her history and seamlessly has her characters live within it. Wonderful cover too.’

‘This author works wonders with her pen. The prose really is lovely; every sentence is a joy to read. A fascinating tell on the life of Stagecoach Mary.’

‘… a well-researched, thoroughly enjoyable novel based on a strong, black woman living in the west. I’d highly recommend it anybody.’

‘…Rich pickings for any history student.’

‘Excellent in many ways. I particularly enjoyed the chapters on women’s right to vote. This was very well researched; I’d recommend it to history students. It’s so well written I had no idea what happened and what didn’t. I always enjoy books
with a strong female hero.’

‘A fascinating, hard-hitting saga. A FINALIST and highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

MIANTAE METCALF MCCONNELL’S RESEARCH enabled USPS historians to verify Mary Fields as the first African American woman star route mail carrier in the U.S. A fact-based chronicle of Fields’ life in Montana from 1885 until her death, the narrative examines women rights, bootleg politics, Montana’s turn-of-the-century transition from territory to state and its scandalous 1914 woman suffrage election.

AWARDS
Finalist Chanticleer Laramie Awards 2016
Finalist Wishing Shelf Awards 2016

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‘SHE IS EVIL!’ by Judith A. Yates

‘SHE IS EVIL!’: Madness And Murder In Memphis


“That woman is evil. She is evil!”

Ejaz Ahmad was handsome, charismatic, and a self-made businessman. He arrived in the United States from Pakistan determined to fulfill his mother’s dying wish: to come to America, complete his education, and make his mark in the world. Settling in Memphis, Tennessee, Ejaz became owner of several businesses, father to a handsome boy, and a devout Muslim. The only thing missing in his life was a wife, someone special to protect, honor, and love.

Leah Ward was a pretty girl, but a prison parolee with a history of drug charges, petty crime, and a questionable past. She led a flotsam life, drifting from town to city to state. When she was introduced to Ejaz Ahmad, she believed she had found the ultimate answer: a place to live, someone to take care of her, and money to spend. But what began idyllic soon became abusive and then dangerous for Ejaz. His friends and family warned him. And in May of 2003 Ejaz paid the ultimate price when family members found his mutilated body in a shed.

SHE IS EVIL is a story of trust, abuse, religion, and murder. Of a kind man who tried to help a troubled woman and became the victim of abuse and, eventually, a heinous murder.

About The Author:Criminologist Judith A. Yates is the award-winning author of “When Nashville Bled” and “The Devil You Know” and Editor of True Crime: Case Files Magazine. She has appeared on numerous talk shows and has lectured, conducted training, and made guest speaking appearances across the United States. After a lifetime of working in law enforcement, Ms. Yates lives in Kentucky.

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The Things Our Fathers Saw by Matthew Rozell

The Things Our Fathers Saw—The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation-Volume II: War in the Air—From the Great Depression to Combat


Dying for freedom isn’t the worst that could happen. Being forgotten is.

 


— “You flew with what I would call ‘controlled fear’. You were scared stiff, but it was controlled. My ball turret gunner—he couldn’t take it anymore… I guess he was right. He’s dead now. But he had lost control of the fear. He never got out of that ball turret; he died in that ball turret.” —B-24 bombardier


 

~THE LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL IN THE BEST SELLING ‘The Things Our Fathers Saw’ SERIES~

How soon we forget. Or perhaps, we were never told. That is understandable, given what they saw.


— “I spent a lot of time in hospitals. I had a lot of trouble reconciling how my mother died [of a cerebral hemorrhage] from the telegram she opened, saying I was [shot down and] “missing in action”. I didn’t explain to her the fact that ‘missing in action’ is not necessarily ‘killed in action’. You know? I didn’t even think about that. How do you think you feel when you find out you killed your mother?” —B-24 bombardier


At the height of World War II, LOOK Magazine profiled a small upstate New York community for a series of articles portraying it as the wholesome, patriotic model of life on the home front. Seventy years later, a history teacher tracks down the veterans with a connection to “Hometown, USA” who fought the war in the air over Europe, men who were tempered in the tough times of the Great Depression and forged in battle. He rescues and resurrects firsthand accounts of combat and brotherhood, of captivity and redemption, and the aftermath of a war that left no American community unscathed.
Here are the stories that the magazine could not tell, from a vanishing generation speaking to America today.


— “I was in the hospital with a flak wound. The next mission, the entire crew was killed. The thing that haunts me is that I can’t put a face to the guy who was a replacement. He was an 18-year old Jewish kid named Henry Vogelstein from Brooklyn. It was his first and last mission. He made his only mission with a crew of strangers.” —B-24 navigator


By the end of 2018, fewer than 400,000 WW II veterans will still be with us, out of the over 16 million who put on a uniform. But why is it that today, nobody seems to know these stories?
Maybe our veterans did not volunteer to tell us; maybe we were too busy with our own lives to ask. But they opened up to the younger generation, when a history teacher told their grandchildren to ask.


— “The German fighters picked us. I told the guys, ‘Keep your eyes open, we are about to be hit!’ I saw about six or eight feet go off my left wing. I rang the ‘bail-out’ signal, and I reached out and grabbed the co-pilot out of his seat. I felt the airplane climbing, and I thought to myself, ‘If this thing stalls out, and starts falling down backwards, no one is going to get out…’” —B-17 pilot


This book brings you the previously untold firsthand accounts of combat and brotherhood, of captivity and redemption, and the aftermath of a war that left no American community unscathed.
As we forge ahead as a nation, we owe it to ourselves to become reacquainted with a generation that is fast leaving us, who asked for nothing but gave everything, to attune ourselves as Americans to a broader appreciation of what we stand for.

— “A must-read in every high school in America. It is a very poignant look back at our greatest generation; maybe it will inspire the next one.”

Reviewer, Vol. I

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Emotional Intelligence by Russell Strong

Emotional Intelligence: Become The Leader That Everyone Likes And Boost Your Work Performance By Positive Psychology (Leadership Development, Interpersonal … Empathy, Professional Relationships)


“IQ gets you hired, EQ gets you promoted”

Emotional Intelligence: Become The Leader That Everyone Likes And Boost Your Work Performance By Positive Psychology contains proven steps and strategies on how to become the leader that everyone admires and improve your work performance.

Being an efficient leader goes beyond being a principled and a no-nonsense team leader. Certain qualities make you a leader that everyone loves to work with; one of these qualities is your level of intelligence.

Your level of intelligence plays a very vital role in determining how good a leader you can be; however, intelligence is not the only, or the most important trait you need to have in order to succeed as a leader. Every effective leader became so due to his/her emotional quotient level rather than his/her intelligence quotient level.

Intelligence quotient is all about your intellect, which is your ability to learn new things. Emotional Intelligence on the other hand, is an alterable set of abilities and skills you can easily acquire and improve with the right practices. Although some leaders possess far higher emotional intelligence than others do, anyone can easily develop his or her emotional intelligence level even if emotional intelligence is not one of your inborn qualities. Studies show that your Intelligence Quotient remains constant at every age, but Emotional Intelligence Quotient is something you can improve at any time to become more psychologically aware of your feelings and the feelings of people around you.

So, why is Emotional Intelligence very important? You need to understand that leaders are the emotional thermostats of the team they lead; therefore, to become the chief executive officer everybody loves, you need to become the chief emotional officer as well. Several literature available on bookshelves and online support the idea that a leader’s success comes from his/her emotional intelligence and his/her ability to handle the emotional outburst and inconsistencies of the team members, and at the same time, keep his/her own flow of emotions in check.

If you are a leader who has been searching for answers to why you have not been as effective in your role as a leader as you should be, this book contains all the relevant information on how to become more effective through emotional intelligence and psychological awakening. In this book, you will learn how to become better at what you do and win the love of everyone in your team, which will help you boost your work performance.

Here is a quick preview of the topics inside :

  • What Is Emotional Intelligence?
  • How To Know Your Emotional Intelligence Level
  • Emotional Intelligence In Leadership: The 5 Key Elements
  • How To Make Good Use Of Emotional Intelligence As A Leader
  • Emotional Intelligence: How To Use It To Win The Love Of Your Employees And Subordinates
  • Positive Mindset: Why You Need It To Succeed In Business
  • How Positivity Improves Performance In The Workplace
  • And Much, Much More!

 

Download your copy today and read the book on any device you want!

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Homegrown Romance Scams by C.L. Queen

Homegrown Romance Scams: What they are, How they Work and How to Avoid Them


Forty million Americans use some kind of online dating service and that number keeps rising. Everyday online daters are defrauded out of tens of thousands of dollars by romance scammers. But did you know there is a new type of scammer you need to be educated about? Homegrown Romance Scams is written by an ex-scammer who will teach you everything you need to know about these scams. Homegrown Romance Scams walks you through the scam step-by-step and tells you all secrets scammers try to hide. If you’ve been wondering whether your online love interest is really who they say they are, don’t become another victim, read Homegrown Romance Scams and find out.
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The Current War by Adam Cline

The Current War: A Battle Story Between Two Electrical Titans, Thomas Edison And George Westinghouse


The Current War: A Battle Story Between Two Electrical Titans, Thomas Edison And George Westinghouse

Download This Great Book Today! Available To Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet!

In the late 1880s and early 1890s, the introduction of electricity brought with it two competing systems of electric power transmission. A powerful individual backed each system.
On one side was Thomas Edison, the savvy inventor and businessman. On the other side was inventor and industrialist George Westinghouse.
The two of them got embroiled in a nasty confrontation as each of them fought to ensure his system would become the industry standard.
In this book, Author Adam Cline gives a fascinating account of a commercial and technological feud that involved a public debate over the safety electricity, an aggressive and deceitful propaganda campaign and the introduction of the electric chair.

Read on to find out what it would take to win the war of currents.

Here Is A Preview Of What’s Included…

  • Basic idea how alternating current and direct current works
  • Biography of Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla
  • Incidents before the current war
  • Current war begins and how it gets muddy
  • The results of the current war and who wins and looses
  • After the current war…
  • Much, Much More!

 

Get your copy today!

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Lucy The Cat In Tokyo by Pertti Pietarinen

Lucy The Cat In Tokyo


Charming Photo book For Cat Lovers And Kids

 

Lucy The Cat in Tokyo is the eight volume in Lucy The Cat series.

Lucy The Cat has always dreamed about visiting Japan. One day she decides to make her dream come true and she travels to the Land Of The Rising Sun.

There are so many interesting things to see and to do in Tokyo. Tokyo has many high-rise buildings and sightseeing towers like Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree, providing exciting views over the big busy city.

Lucy wants to have also fun and in Tokyo Disneyland she meets Mickey Mouse and Minnie.

After busy days Lucy wants to relax and feel the Japanese harmony in charming Japanese gardens. Mount Fuji makes a real impression, but maybe the most exciting experience for our cat is to visit the Cat Shrine and to meet other cats in cat cafes.

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Depression, Get Out NOW! by Andrea R. Lopes

Depression, Get Out NOW!: 8 Simple Happiness Habits to Recover From Depression


Are you one of those people who never thought you would end up depressed?

I was!

 

Are you tired of feeling depressed?

I was!

 

Nowadays, more and more people are feeling depressed. This may be due to a number of reasons: stress, lack of a work-life balance, someone close passing away, or even just a chemical imbalance that makes you feel down for a long period of time.

 

In this book, I will teach you 8 simple happiness habits that worked for me to recover from depression and the overwhelming feelings surrounding it.

 

I feel that only by sharing my story and the happiness habits – as I like to call them (I personally used them to overcome depression) – will I be able to help others in similar situations overcome their own fears and achieve the happiness they long for.

 

I truly believe that if people follow these proven habits, they will be closer to finding their inner strength and a way out of depression.

 

The happiness habits I will be revealing have already proven their worth in helping people feel happier and more able to accomplish their goals in life, and I believe that they were the sole reasons why I am feeling better than ever today.

I promise that if you find the courage and strength to take a daily baby step towards one or every one of these habits, you will be closer to overcoming the huge problem you are facing, which is depression.

 

Don’t wait any longer to find out more!

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The Little Blue Book for Authors by Gisela Hausmann

The Little Blue Book for Authors: 53 Dos & Don’ts Nobody Is Telling You


In times of hyped promises many marketing organizations don’t tell “everything,” especially in the self-publishing industry.
In this short book, Gisela Hausmann, a 29-year industry veteran, author of the naked (no-fluff) book series, and Amazon top reviewer reveals 53 rarely published facts that will help indie authors to avoid costly mistakes and market their books cheaper and more effectively.

Topics:
•Basic Warnings
•Legalities
•Editing & Covers
•About Influencers
•Book Promotions on Social Media Platforms
•Book Reviews
•Communicating with Influencers
•Book Marketing
•What’s Overrated and What’s Underrated

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Fred’s Diary 1981 by Robert Fear

Fred’s Diary 1981: Travels in Asia


Fascinating time capsule from the 80’s

Have you ever wanted to read someone else’s diary?

Would you like to experience travelling in Asia without leaving home?

Then this book is for you. Fred’s Diary 1981 is a fascinating insight into a young man’s travels around Asia in the early 1980’s. This is a unique opportunity to delve into Fred’s daily diary, which details the 158 days he spent travelling around Asia. Follow Fred throughout his extensive travels to Hong Kong, Thailand, India and Nepal.

Appreciate the many friendships formed along the way with fellow-travellers.

Relive the highs and lows that he experienced during this fascinating journey.

Recognise the huge differences in technology, particularly communications.

Become immersed in the different cultures, peoples and surroundings of Asia in the early 1980’s.

Understand more about the drug culture of the 1980’s, especially in Thailand and Nepal.

Learn from Fred’s youthful mistakes, especially if your dream of travelling to Asia becomes a reality.

Favourite reviews

Not only a time-capsule but a cautionary tale of gems, drugs, and jail time as he explores waterfalls, Buddhist temples, and snow-capped peaks. Doug E. Jones

Fred’s heart-felt awe towards the beauty and the intensity of the place, his appetite for living the adventure, the mishaps and his clear narrative “takes you there”. Richard Klein

I came to this diary with some expectation, having written a very similar diary myself…and only a few years after this one. And I was not disappointed. Frank Kusy

A real rollercoaster of a read written in a very clever and informative style. This really would make a fascinating movie. Caryl Williams

This book is written with respect and so is not about an Englishman patronisingly describing his trials in another country. Graham Higson

Robert Fear has written a masterpiece. Writing a story in the form of a daily diary is always a challenge but Robert Fear has shown how well he has mastered the art. Pankaj Varma

This book allows for reflection and thought whilst experiencing the culture of Asia in full technicolor. Rukia the Reader

I was attracted to this diary as I was backpacking through some of the same places 33 years later, and I love travel writing. From start to finish I was hooked. G. Hughes

What a wonderful throwback to the 80s. Colour, sounds & sights of Asia are detailed, thoughts dissected which makes this book both fascinating and real. Paul Johnson

I learned what it is to be a traveler as opposed to a tourist. Well written and interesting, and at times, harrowing and turbulent. Bonni Morrison

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