Pioneers of the Old Southwest
Our United States history is rich in stories of the days of pioneers and their exploration and expansion of the colonies to form new settlements across the land. Constance Lindsay Skinner was a prolific author, journalist, historian, novelist, playwright, and poet. She often wrote of frontier life and in 1919, Pioneers of the Southwest was published and in this book Skinner writes of pioneer life during the 1700s, of Daniel Boone, one of our foremost early frontiersmen, and others who explored the uncharted territory of Tennessee, Kentucky, and other wild and untamed areas. Linda Pendleton has written an Introduction.
More than one hundred years ago, popular author, Stewart Edward White put his pen to paper and wrote Arizona Nights, one of his many books about the outdoors and the challenges of pioneer life in the Southwest during the 19th century. White uniquely weaves his story of Arizona Nights around what one might consider “campfire stories.”
Introduction by Linda Pendleton.
The Anti-Slavery Crusade: A Chronicle of the Gathering
Storm of the 1800s
As an historian, teacher, and author of political science textbooks, Jesse Macy in 1919 gives an interesting and unique look at the political climate at a very difficult and historic time in America. In reading this historical writing from nearly 100 years ago about the happenings in the years immediately prior to the American Civil War, it is a reminder not only of the strides we have achieved over the years and generations toward individual freedom and equality but a reminder of what is yet left to achieve. Introduction by Linda Pendleton.
Legends of Southern California and San Francisco
The Legends of Native Americans of California; Mystical Legends of Love and Life. Nearly 100 years ago, George W. Caldwell, M.D., published two books of California Native American legends. Dr. Caldwell apparently had interest in the mystical stories that had been passed from generation to generation, some of the legends woven around a particular area of California such as the Golden Gate at San Francisco Bay, which now is spanned by the Golden Gate Bridge. Linda Pendleton has combined his two books into one, giving us legends of the areas of Southern California and San Francisco and she writes an Introduction. Kindle.
In The Shadow of the Alamo, 1906 Short Story Collection
This interesting Short Story Collection was written by Clara Driscoll in 1906. All of her stories in this collection take place in the vicinity of the Alamo, a place Clara Driscoll was very passionate about. The daughter of a wealthy Texas rancher and businessman, she was well educated and spoke several languages. After finishing school in France, she returned to Texas where she became active in civic affairs and national politics, and became well known as a determined and successful woman. As a philanthropist was able to preserve the Alamo. Introduction by Linda Pendleton.
The Rules of the Game
In his novels, Stewart Edward White mixes the beauty of nature and conservation with suspense and danger and he did so in this story as there is logging, fighting, gun-play, kidnapping, murder, and romance. A young football hero and son of a rich Eastern land owner, moves West in hopes of using his skills to cut and market lumber in an economical way, and while doing so, is able to enrich his education and conservational interests while working with the Forest Service. Introduction by Linda Pendleton.
The Ethics of the Greek Philosophers: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle; and Psychic Phenomena in Greco-Roman Times
In 1896, Columbia Professor of logic and ethics, Dr. James H. Hyslop’s often gave lectures on the on the Greek ethics attributed to Plato, Socrates and Aristotle Dr. Hyslop also had an interest in psychical research which came about as a result of his friendship with Harvard Professor William James and the study of famous Boston MA medium, Lenore Piper. Linda Pendleton has written an Introduction.
Books Published by Pendleton Artists
In 1904, it was said of Stewart Edward White’s book, “The Mountains,” that the great outdoors awakens under White’s pen as he writes of his wanderings in the mountains of the West. He does not conceal the hardships, the dangers, and discomforts of mountain travel, as he shares practical advice on pack horses, camp food, camp gear, formal tourists on the trail in Yosemite, cowboys, prospectors, fishing and golden trout, the gigantic redwoods, and the fauna and flora, along with the beauty and enjoyment of spending time in nature. He also writes with humor of the tenderfoot, a man who wonders the mountain trails without ever learning the true lessons of the country. Introduction by Linda Pendleton.
The Killer, and Other Stories
This book published in 1920 by popular author, Stewart Edward White, offers a variety of stories of the early West. His first story, and the longest, is The Killer, a suspense thriller set in Arizona in 1897, in which a young cowboy, Sanborn, accepts a dare to visit the ranch of an unpleasant and powerful man. In White’s well-crafted and suspenseful story, Sanborn discovers a young woman held captive on the ranch, and in his attempts to rescue her, he repeatedly finds himself and the woman in extreme jeopardy. In the Road Agent story, White brings humor and surprises. The Tide is the story of three generations of a family and the challenges they face; The Ranch describes a way of life of cowboys and ranch hands on the ranches of California. Introduction by Linda Pendleton.
Missions of California
In 1901, Stanford Professor of English Literature , William Henry Hudson published his book on the history of the founding of the twenty-one missions in California by Father Junipero Serra, a Spanish Franciscan friar. The first mission was built in 1769 in San Diego. In 1988, Fr. Serra was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Fray Junípero Serra. Linda Pendleton has written an Introduction.
The Blazed Trail
In this 1902 book, The Blazed Trail, Stewart Edward White tells the story of pioneer lumbermen in the northern woods of Michigan. At one time many years ago, the New York Times wrote that The Blazed Trail was White’s top selling book of the many popular books he wrote. He writes of the many aspects and challenges faced by a group of lumbermen, especially the hard work and determination. As always in his novels, Stewart Edward White mixes the beauty of nature, and conservation, with suspense, danger, and romance. Introduction by Linda Pendleton.