Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives The American Story Is The First Book In The American Story Series There Are Many Biographies And Accounts Of Individuals Who Fought In The Civil War, Who Went West To Mine For Silver, Who Piloted Boats On The Erie Canal, Who Migrated West To Become Photographers, Artists, Historians, Businessmen And Adventurers However, Within These Pages Is The Story Of Three Men Who, Collectively, Were All Of These William Sayre Gramesly, Charles Gramesly And Henry Gramesly, Father And Sons The Story Begins In Palmyra, New York On The Erie Canal And Takes The Reader West To Illinois With Exciting Side Trips Through The Confederacy And The Silver Mines Of Leadville, Colorado It Is An Intriguing Portrait Of Their Endowment, Our Inheritance The Accounts Of These Ordinary Men Told Through The Journals And Letters They Left Behind It Is A Story Of The Intimate Details Of Their Lives And How Those Lives Impacted The Places Where They Lived, Where They Journeyed And Where They Died They Didn T Yearn For A Better Life Like Many Others, So Much As They Yearned For A Different Life Nothing Seemed To Suit Them For Very Long And They Were The First To Eagerly Jump At The Chance For Something New And Exciting That Infused Their Soul With Energy And Satisfaction Their Story Is Truly The American Story

This is Richard Stickann s fourth book His Catholic upbringing sparked the need to write novels that illustrate the impact religion has on people His two previous novels Glory Be To the Father, the Son 2001 , and Hobbledehoy Boy 2013 show how a strict religious upbringing can stunt the social growth of a person, particularly young boys This book, Ugly Priest, looks at the other side of

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  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives
  • Richard Stickann
  • English
  • 09 October 2019
  • 9781530527977

11 thoughts on “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives

  1. says:

    Everyone has a story, a reason for their decisions such as moving to a certain place or accepting a certain job It is only in retrospect that people see how these decisions play into the total history of their lives This is the case in Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives The American Story by Richard and Catherine Reasor Stickann This is an historical account of a family who moved from upstate New York to Illinois, and later to Leadville, Colorado Major events, such as the building of the Erie Canal, the Civil War, gold and silver rushes, were unfolding during their lifetime Their diary entries and letters are based on things happening in real time, not after the fact The authors tie the correspondence together with historical narrative that offers details without getting bogged down It is an interesting read that can t help but encourage curiosity about the history of one s family and the desire to learn .

  2. says:

    The Family History is simply Amazing.

  3. says:

    I have always been interested in the personalities of those people who settled and developed the remote areas of our country As you read this book it is obvious the amount of research which the authors did in preparing to write the book Reading the story of William Sayre Gramesly along with his sons Henry and Charles one gets a glimpse of the type of people who were drawn to the adventurous life and settled in the new communities developing at the edge of populated areas They were drawn to new challenges and creative in their endeavors The families of these men bore great challenges in the wake of their decisions The photos and sketches included in the book enable the reader to have another glimpse of their personality.

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