The Blue Tattoo

The Blue Tattoo
Author: Margot Mifflin
Pages: 261
ISBN: 9780803211483
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Release: 2009-04
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

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"Based on historical records, including the letters and diaries of Oatman's friends and relatives, The Blue Tattoo is the first book to examine her life from her childhood in Illinois including the massacre, her captivity, and her return to white society - to her later years as a wealthy banker's wife in Texas."--BOOK JACKET.

Curse of the Blue Tattoo

Curse of the Blue Tattoo
Author: L. A. Meyer
Pages: 496
ISBN: 0547415877
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Release: 2005-08-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

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After being forced to leave HMS Dolphin and Jaimy, her true love, Jacky Faber is making a new start at the elite Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston. But growing up on the streets of London and fighting pirates never prepared Jacky for her toughest battle yet: learning how to be a fine lady. Everything she does is wrong. Her embroidery is deplorable, her French is atrocious, and her table manners--disgusting! Then there's the small matter of her blue anchor tattoo. . . . Despite her best efforts, Jacky can't seem to stay out of trouble long enough to dedicate herself to being ladylike. But what fun would that be, anyway?

Captivity of the Oatman Girls

Captivity of the Oatman Girls
Author: Royal B. Stratton
Pages: 290
ISBN: HARVARD:32044036482610
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Release: 1859
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Bodies of Subversion

Bodies of Subversion
Author: Margot Mifflin
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781576876923
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Release: 2013-08-02
Editor: powerHouse Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In this provocative work full of intriguing female characters from tattoo history, Margot Mifflin makes a persuasive case for the tattooed woman as an emblem of female self-expression." —Susan Faludi Bodies of Subversion is the first history of women’s tattoo art, providing a fascinating excursion to a subculture that dates back into the nineteenth-century and includes many never-before-seen photos of tattooed women from the last century. Author Margot Mifflin notes that women’s interest in tattoos surged in the suffragist 20s and the feminist 70s. She chronicles: * Breast cancer survivors of the 90s who tattoo their mastectomy scars as an alternative to reconstructive surgery or prosthetics. * The parallel rise of tattooing and cosmetic surgery during the 80s when women tattooists became soul doctors to a nation afflicted with body anxieties. * Maud Wagner, the first known woman tattooist, who in 1904 traded a date with her tattooist husband-to-be for an apprenticeship. * Victorian society women who wore tattoos as custom couture, including Winston Churchill’s mother, who wore a serpent on her wrist. * Nineteeth-century sideshow attractions who created fantastic abduction tales in which they claimed to have been forcibly tattooed. “In Bodies of Subversion, Margot Mifflin insightfully chronicles the saga of skin as signage. Through compelling anecdotes and cleverly astute analysis, she shows and tells us new histories about women, tattoos, public pictures, and private parts. It’s an indelible account of an indelible piece of cultural history.” —Barbara Kruger, artist

Bloody Jack

Bloody Jack
Author: Louis A. Meyer
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9780152167318
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Release: 2002
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.

The Oatman Massacre

The Oatman Massacre
Author: Brian McGinty
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780806180243
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Release: 2014-10-22
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Oatman massacre is among the most famous and dramatic captivity stories in the history of the Southwest. In this riveting account, Brian McGinty explores the background, development, and aftermath of the tragedy. Roys Oatman, a dissident Mormon, led his family of nine and a few other families from their homes in Illinois on a journey west, believing a prophecy that they would find the fertile “Land of Bashan” at the confluence of the Gila and Colorado Rivers. On February 18, 1851, a band of southwestern Indians attacked the family on a cliff overlooking the Gila River in present-day Arizona. All but three members of the family were killed. The attackers took thirteen-year-old Olive and eight-year-old Mary Ann captive and left their wounded fourteen-year-old brother Lorenzo for dead. Although Mary Ann did not survive, Olive lived to be rescued and reunited with her brother at Fort Yuma. On Olive’s return to white society in 1857, Royal B. Stratton published a book that sensationalized the story, and Olive herself went on lecture tours, telling of her experiences and thrilling audiences with her Mohave chin tattoos. Ridding the legendary tale of its anti-Indian bias and questioning the historic notion that the Oatmans’ attackers were Apaches, McGinty explores the extent to which Mary Ann and Olive may have adapted to life among the Mohaves and charts Olive’s eight years of touring and talking about her ordeal.

The Mark of the Blue Tattoo

The Mark of the Blue Tattoo
Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781442489080
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Release: 2013-01-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chet Morton’s very first day on the job—driving a Freddy Frost Ice Cream truck—sends him straight into the deep freeze. Two thugs in ski masks hijack the truck and kidnap Chet! Frank and Joe find him tied up in an empty garage, and the only clue to the identity of his kidnappers is the blue star tattooed on their wrists—the mark of the Starz. A local street gang.

The Captured

The Captured
Author: Scott Zesch
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1429910119
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Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On New Year's Day in 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by an Apache raiding party. Traded to Comaches, he thrived in the rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe's fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years in a cave, all but forgotten by his family. That is, until Scott Zesch stumbled over his own great-great-great uncle's grave. Determined to understand how such a "good boy" could have become Indianized so completely, Zesch travels across the west, digging through archives, speaking with Comanche elders, and tracking eight other child captives from the region with hauntingly similar experiences. With a historians rigor and a novelists eye, Zesch's The Captured paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier, offering a rare account of captivity. "A carefully written, well-researched contribution to Western history -- and to a promising new genre: the anthropology of the stolen." - Kirkus Reviews

Blue Tattoo

Blue Tattoo
Author: Steven Edwin Laffoley
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1897426607
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Release: 2014-08-19
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters - from Boston mayor James Michael Curley to Group of Seven painter Arthur Lismer - The Blue Tattoo tells the sweeping story of the lives caught up in the unbelievable devastation of the Halifax Explosion.

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
Author: Amy Schumer
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781501139901
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Release: 2016-08-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "This is your happy hour with Amy Schumer... It's Bossypants meets Trainwreck meets your long weekend." —TheSkimm “Amy’s got your back. She’s in your corner. She’s an honesty bomb. And she’s coming for you.” —Actress Tilda Swinton and Trainwreck co-star The Emmy Award-winning and Tony-nominated comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the acclaimed films Trainwreck and I Feel Pretty has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, satirical humor. Now, Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend—an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever. Whether she’s experiencing lust-at-first-sight while in the airport security line, sharing her own views on love and marriage, admitting to being an introvert, or discovering her cross-fit instructor’s secret bad habit, Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted, brave, and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition, laughing out loud, and sobbing uncontrollably—but only because it’s over.

Looking for Miss America

Looking for Miss America
Author: Margot Mifflin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781640092242
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Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Catapult
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From an author praised for writing “delicious social history” (Dwight Garner, The New York Times) comes a lively account of memorable Miss America contestants, protests, and scandals—and how the pageant, nearing its one hundredth anniversary, serves as an unintended indicator of feminist progress Looking for Miss America is a fast–paced narrative history of a curious and contradictory institution. From its start in 1921 as an Atlantic City tourist draw to its current incarnation as a scholarship competition, the pageant has indexed women’s status during periods of social change—the post–suffrage 1920s, the Eisenhower 1950s, the #MeToo era. This ever–changing institution has been shaped by war, evangelism, the rise of television and reality TV, and, significantly, by contestants who confounded expectations. Spotlighting individuals, from Yolande Betbeze, whose refusal to pose in swimsuits led an angry sponsor to launch the rival Miss USA contest, to the first black winner, Vanessa Williams, who received death threats and was protected by sharpshooters in her hometown parade, Margot Mifflin shows how women made hard bargains even as they used the pageant for economic advancement. The pageant’s history includes, crucially, those it excluded; the notorious Rule Seven, which required contestants to be “of the white race,” was retired in the 1950s, but no women of color were crowned until the 1980s. In rigorously researched, vibrant chapters that unpack each decade of the pageant, Looking for Miss America examines the heady blend of capitalism, patriotism, class anxiety, and cultural mythology that has fueled this American ritual.

Olive Oatman A Life From Beginning to End

Olive Oatman  A Life From Beginning to End
Author: Hourly History
Pages: 50
ISBN: 1092343385
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Release: 2019-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Olive Oatman A pioneer girl traveling west with her Mormon family at the mid-point of the nineteenth century, Olive Oatman's life story began like many others. But when Olive's family were massacred and she was taken captive by Native Americans, her story took a unique turn. An extraordinary tale of survival and loss, the life of Olive Oatman is stranger than fiction. Inside you will read about... ✓ Journey to the Promised Land ✓ The Massacre ✓ Slaves of the Tribe ✓ Olive's Tribal Tattoo ✓ Return to Civilization ✓ Late Life and Death And much more!

Three Ten to Yuma and Other Stories

Three Ten to Yuma and Other Stories
Author: Elmore Leonard
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780061981043
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Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Trust was rare and precious in the wide-open towns that sprung up like weeds on America's frontier—with hustlers and hucksters arriving in droves by horse, coach, wagon, and rail, and gunmen working both sides of the law, all too eager to end a man's life with a well-placed bullet. The New York Times-bestselling Grand Master of suspense deftly displays the other side of his genius, with seven classic western tales of destiny and fatal decision . . . and trust as essential to survival as it is hard-earned.

The Tattoo Artist

The Tattoo Artist
Author: Jill Ciment
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307429445
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1970, Sara Ehrenreich boards a small plane and returns to New York City with much fanfare; she will be featured in Life magazine. She has not left Ta'un'uu–the South Seas island upon which she and her husband, Philip, were marooned during a storm–in more than thirty years. Sara doesn’t know that man has landed on the moon. She has never seen a ballpoint pen. Her body is covered, head to toe, in tattoos. Flashback: it’s 1918 and Sara, a shop girl and aspiring artist, meets Philip, a wealthy member of the avant-garde elite. The two fall in love, marry, and collaborate to make art, surrounded by socialites and revolutionaries–until the Depression cripples not just Sara and Philip, but most of their patrons. When Philip is offered a job gathering masks from the South Seas, they jump at a chance to escape America’s sorrows, traveling to Ta’un’uu for what they think will be a week’s stay. The rest is history–a history Sara records on her skin through the traditional tattoos that become her masterpiece and provide an accounting of her days. Narrated in vivid and starkly moving prose, The Tattoo Artist reminds us of the unforeseeable forces that shape each human life.

The Bar Code Tattoo

The Bar Code Tattoo
Author: Suzanne Weyn
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780545342636
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Release: 2012-10-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Individuality vs. conformity. Identity vs. access. Freedom vs. control. The bar code tattoo. The bar code tattoo. Everybody's getting it. It will make your life easier, they say. It will hook you in. It will become your identity. But what if you say no? What if you don't want to become a code? For Kayla, this one choice changes everything. She becomes an outcast in her high school. Dangerous things happen to her family. There's no option but to run . . . for her life. Indivuality vs. conformity.. Identity vs. access. Freedom vs. control. The bar code tattoo.

Tattoos on the Heart

Tattoos on the Heart
Author: Greg Boyle
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781439153154
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Release: 2011-02-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Father Boyle started Homeboy Industries nearly 20 years ago, which has served members of more than half of the gangs in Los Angeles. This collection presents parables about kinship and the sacredness of life drawn from Boyle's years of working with gangs.

The Girl with the Sturgeon Tattoo

The Girl with the Sturgeon Tattoo
Author: Lars Arffssen
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1429984201
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Release: 2011-08-30
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Arguably the funniest novel to emerge from Northern Europe since the Black Death A reindeer strangler has struck again; the world's leading authority on Baltic sturgeon has been filleted, and the head of Sweden's only unpublished thriller writer has been discovered some meters from his body. Just a typical day in Stockholm's crime log? Or are the murders the works of a single killer? Chief Inspector Svenjamin Bubbles has a suspect: Lizzy Salamander, Scandinavia's most heavily tattooed girl-sociopath and hacker extraordinaire. Mikael Blomberg believes Salamander has been framed. But if Salamander is innocent, who is the 4'10" girl ninja captured on a surveillance camera decapitating the failed novelist? And what has become of the unpublished manuscript that claimed to connect Sweden's most eco-friendly corporations to the twentieth century's greatest tyrant? A shocking story of corruption and perversion that reaches to the highest echelons of the world's largest producer of inexpensive ready-to-assemble wooden bookcases, The Girl with the Sturgeon Tattoo delivers a hilarious—and gripping—parody of the best-selling novels by Stieg Larsson.

Baby s First Tattoo

Baby s First Tattoo
Author: Jim Mullen
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781476709611
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Release: 2012-09-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE THINK CHILDREN ARE THE CUTEST, CUDDLIEST, MOST WONDERFUL, SAINTLY CREATURES IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. THESE PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN. THEY HAVE NICE THINGS. THEY COLLECT FRAGILE POTTERY. THEY HAVE CANDLELIT DINNERS IN FANCY RESTAURANTS. THEY GO TO MOVIES. THEY HAVE WHITE CARPETS. PEOPLE WITH SMALL CHILDREN HAVEN'T BEEN TO A RESTAURANT WITHOUT PLASTIC SILVERWARE IN YEARS. THE LAST MOVIE THEY SAW IN A THEATER IS NOW ON AMERICAN MOVIE CLASSICS. THEIR HOUSE LOOKS LIKE IT WAS DECORATED BY PEE-WEE HERMAN. BABY'S FIRST TATTOO IS FOR THEM. For years parents have been buying baby books to document all the precious moments in their new baby's life -- Baby's First Tooth, Baby's First Haircut, Baby's First Step. What have been ignored for too long are those "alternative" precious moments that really should be written down, celebrated, and remembered -- Baby's First Projectile Vomit, Baby's First Tantrum in a Crowded Grocery Store, Baby's 10,000th Dirty Diaper. Otherwise you might forget them and think of becoming parents once again.

Tattoo Designs Sketchbook Japanese Tattoos Flash Book Tattoo Designs Sketchbook Japanese Tattoos Flash Book

Tattoo Designs Sketchbook  Japanese Tattoos Flash Book  Tattoo Designs Sketchbook  Japanese Tattoos Flash Book
Author: Jennifer Boyte
Pages: 152
ISBN: 109015691X
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Release: 2019-03-11
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This sketchbook is the perfect place to practice and display all of your tattoo designs. Each sketchable page is backed by a darkened page to lessen the chance of bleed through.

Mojave

Mojave
Author: Bob Boze Bell
Pages: 32
ISBN: OCLC:1099277402
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Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A graphic novella about pioneer journalist Sharlot Hall investigating the story of Olive Oatman and her captivity with the Mojave Indians.