The never-before-told story of Brooklyn’s vibrant and forgotten queer history, from the mid-1850s up to the present day. “Delicious, fun, and moving…[a] page-turning, intersectional and an engrossing read.” ―Sarah Schulman, Stonewall Book Award-winning novelist and AIDS historian“A monumental achievement.”―Ira Sachs, filmmakerHugh Ryan’s When Brooklyn Was Queer is a groundbreaking exploration of the LGBT history of Brooklyn, from the early days of Walt Whitman in the 1850s up through the queer women who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II, and beyond. No other book, movie, or exhibition has ever told this sweeping story. Not only has Brooklyn always lived in the shadow of queer Manhattan neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and Harlem, but there has also been a systematic erasure of its queer history―a great forgetting.Ryan is here to unearth that history for the first time. In intimate, evocative, moving prose he discusses in new light the fundamental questions of what history is, who tells it, and how we can only make sense of ourselves through its retelling; and shows how the formation of the Brooklyn we know today is inextricably linked to the stories of the incredible people who created its diverse neighborhoods and cultures. Through them, When Brooklyn Was Queer brings Brooklyn’s queer past to life, and claims its place as a modern classic.“Meticulous research and wonderfully skillful storytelling make Hugh Ryan’s book a revelation of queer history as well as a joy to read.” ―Cleve Jones, Lambda award winning author of When We Rise
Stephen Crane was born November 1, 1871 in Newark New Jersey. He was the eight surviving child out of fourteen. Incredibly he began writing at the age of four and was published several times by the age of sixteen. Although educated at Lafayette and Syracuse he had little interest in completing university and was keen to move on to a career declaring college to be "a waste of time". By twenty he was a reporter and two years later he published his first book Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets. In literary circles this is held up as the first work in American literary Naturalism. Two years later in 1895 he was the subject of worldwide acclaim for his Civil War novel, written without the benefit of any actual war experiences, The Red Badge Of Courage. It was indeed a masterpiece and his finest hour. In 1896, en route to Cuba as a War Correspondent, he met hotel madam Cora Taylor in Jacksonville Florida. This was to become the defining relationship of his life. However his health was in decline and he was beset by money problems. Stephen Crane died of tuberculosis, aged 28 on June 5, 1900, at Badenweiler, Germany. He is buried in New Jersey. He was a great talent who could, had he lived, delivered so much more. Further examples of his very fine writing are here in this collection of poems.
Winner of the best Historical Fiction of 2016 at the annual Beverly Hills Book Awards®.In her latest novel, award-winning author Barbara Crane’s provides a vivid picture of the people who once lived in Los Angeles, their sorrows and their triumphs. American immigrants, Mexican Californios, Tongva/Gabrieleno Indians and Spanish padres come to life in her imaginative re-telling of California’s Mexican era. As the novel unfolds, its themes of loss, hope and redemption resonate from every page.Once upon a time in Los Angeles, water was everywhere—in rivers that rendered the vast plain marsh and woodland; in underground streams that provided an abundance of water for people, cattle, orchards and vineyards. Here you will meet the American Henry Scott who encounters this fertile landscape in When Water Was Everywhere. Arriving in the Mexican pueblo of Los Angeles in 1842, he meets Don Rodrigo Tilman (based on the historical John Temple). Scott becomes the foreman of Tilman’s newly-purchased cattle ranch along the Los Angeles River, the present day Rancho Los Cerritos. As Scott learns about ranchos and cattle, vaqueros and Indians, Mexican California and Tongva Indian village life come alive under Barbara Crane’s deft grasp of narrative and history.
The Monster is an 1898 novella by American author Stephen Crane (1871–1900). The story takes place in the small, fictional town of Whilomville, New York. An African-American coachman named Henry Johnson, who is employed by the town's physician, Dr. Trescott, becomes horribly disfigured after he saves Trescott's son from a fire. When Henry is branded a "monster" by the town's residents, Trescott vows to shelter and care for him, resulting in his family's exclusion from the community. The fictional town of Whilomville, which is used in 14 other Crane stories, was based on Port Jervis, New York, where Crane lived with his family for a few years during his youth. It is thought that he took inspiration from several local men who were similarly disfigured, although modern critics have made numerous connections between the story and the 1892 lynching in Port Jervis of an African-American man named Robert Lewis. A study of prejudice, fear and isolation in a small town, the novella was first published in Harper's Magazine in August 1898. A year later it was included in The Monster and Other Stories—the last collection of Crane's work to be published during his lifetime. After being admonished by his father, Dr. Ned Trescott, for damaging a peony while playing in his family's yard, young Jimmie Trescott visits his family's coachman, Henry Johnson. Henry, who is described as "a very handsome negro", "known to be a light, a weight, and an eminence in the suburb of the town", is friendly toward Jimmie. Later that evening Henry dresses smartly and saunters through town—inciting catcalls from friends and ridicule from the local white men—on his way to call on the young Bella Farragut, who is extremely taken with him. That same evening, a large crowd gathers in the park to hear a band play. Suddenly, the nearby factory whistle blows to alert the townspeople of a fire in the second district of the town; men gather hose-carts and head toward the blaze that is quickly spreading throughout Dr. Trescott's house. Mrs. Trescott is saved by a neighbor, but cannot locate Jimmie, who is trapped inside. Henry appears from the crowd and rushes into the house in search of the boy, finding him unharmed in his bedroom. Unable to retreat the way he came, Henry carries Jimmie, wrapped in a blanket, to the doctor's laboratory and the hidden stairway that leads outside. He discovers the fire has blocked this way out as well and collapses beside Dr. Trescott's desk. A row of nearby jars shatters from the heat, spilling molten chemicals upon Henry's upturned face... Peter Sheaf Hersey Newell (March 5, 1862 – January 15, 1924) was an American artist and author.illustrator
This carefully crafted ebook: “THE THORPE HAZELL MYSTERIES – Complete Series: 9 Thrillers in One Volume” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.The first amateur railway detective, Thorpe Hazell, was created by the British author Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch. Hazell is a railway expert and a vegetarian, who solved mysteries with his extensive knowledge of railway equipment and procedures. The author intended for him to be as far from Sherlock Holmes as possible.Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch (1868-1933) was a Church of England clergyman and author. He is best known for his detective stories featuring Thorpe Hazell, the first amateur railway detective, whom the author intended to be as far from Sherlock Holmes as possible. Another Whitechurch's character was the spy Captain Ivan Koravitch. His stories were admired for their immaculate plotting and factual accuracy. Whitechurch was one of the first writers to submit his manuscripts to Scotland Yard for vetting as to police procedure.Table of Contents:Peter Crane's CigarsThe Tragedy on the London and Mid-NorthernThe Affair of the Corridor ExpressSir Gilbert Murrell's PictureHow the Bank Was SavedThe Affair of the German Dispatch-BoxHow the Bishop Kept His AppointmentThe Adventure of the Pilot EngineThe Stolen Necklace
Thomas Crane was always the smallest on his sports team. After being constantly bullied, he takes a stand for himself and shows everyone what he really has to offer. Thomas ends up taking his football team to regionals, as a freshman.