A Historical Journey Across Raritan Bay
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A Nevada Life
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A Nevada Life is the biography of artist Richard Guy Walton, Nevada's "Grand Old Man" of abstract art. Less well known is that Walton the gifted painter was also a prolific author of nonfiction and autobiographical novels. Born in San Francisco when there were still horses in the streets, and raised in the Central Valley, in 1929 at age fifteen he "entered Reno," as he related in his first novel, "got off the train, and was never quite the same." This eccentric and brilliant man was shaped by and helped shape Nevada's cultural history during Reno's heyday and Virginia City's epoch as a bohemian mecca.
A Nevada Life surveys Walton's artworks and writings as it follows the life of this colorful original. The narrative reveals new angles on such icons of Reno's past as Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Robert Caples, Robert Laxalt and the daughters of Judge George Bartlett. Through Walton's first marriage the reader hears the intimate story of a Basque institution, the Etcheberrys' Santa Fe Hotel, and experiences life in a Basque sheep camp. Walton's sojourns in Hollywood bring in composer Bernard Herrmann, writer Norman Corwin, director Alfred Hitchcock and more.
Walton died in 2005 at ninety-one.
African Americans of Wilmington's East Side
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Alligator Slim and His Snazzy Jazz Band
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Alligators Don't Like Flowers
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loved to watch the butterflies and fireflies. One day he came upon a marsh filled with flowers
and wove some into a crown. What happens when he wears his beautiful new crown?
Artist and illustrator Shannon Kelley Atwater shares a sweet story of friendship and
community celebrating the differences that make individuals special and overcoming the
stereotypes that separate them. Her expressive illustrations capture the feelings of friendship, joy,
and--sometimes--alienation that children experience in a story that provides a valuable lesson
of acceptance. When the swamp friends unite in a procession that rejoices in the things that make
them unique, something truly magical occurs. Come along and join their parade!