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Oh goodness how I love the Kingston Brothers. Damon and Callie totally won me over in the first book and I was so excited for the next installment. This book is Wren and Levi’s story and believe me it is sizzling hot and so emotional. Their connection is almost palpable and their love story is dark, angsty, action-packed and heart breaking at times. I love the Kingston family dynamic. They are loyal and truly love each other and the method they all take care of Callie is just beautiful. I love Bethany Winters writing style. It’s edgy, hilarious, suspenseful and packed with emotion. This series has been amazing and just gets better with each book. Be sure and not begin this book before bed time because you just can’t place them down. You need to begin this series today!
This is the second book in the Westbrook High series. Wren and Levi had awesome chemistry together. Both books in this series have been great. In this book, Levi is and Wren is struggling with his ity. Their story is filled with so much angst, drama, and heart break as well. I was intrigued by Wren when I read Callie and Damon's story, and I loved to see his hero development throughout his book. He really grew and learned to trust more. I look forward to reading the next installment.
Wren and Levi are so amazing together! They both have a lot of emotional baggage, both with their families and themselves. This M/M love story was more than I expected. I fell in love with both Wren and Levi and their twisted up souls. I really enjoyed learning more about Callie and loved that she shows her witty side. Overall a amazing story! I was sent a copy and I am choosing to leave this honest review.
Reckless at Westbrook High is Wren and Levi’s story. And what a unbelievable story it is. Levi has been grieve for his mother and still damage for the first person he thought he loved but betrayed him. Who was always there to support him when he need a shoulder or just be that someone to place him back together that was Levi. Levi has loved Wren for years but has been ok with friendship. But now he wants more and now that Wren seems to wish more Levi take his chance. But even though Wren starts have feelings for him somethings starts happening. Can they overcome this to obtain their Hea? Plus we obtain to learn more about hany Winters gives us some amazing characters. The plot was fantastic. And m/m storyline was wonderful. There was twisted and turn. Reckless had passion drama love and steamy scenes. I can’t wait for Kai story.
Very enlightening historical docomentation of the lives of the copper miners in Michigan's Keweenaw Pensinsula. The process of the blending of the different ethnic groups that create up this region is eye-opening. The research behind this book is very in depth and portrays a very true picture of the amazing and poor happenings of every day life in Copper Country. I enjoyed this book very much along with others of Mr. Lankton.
An Amazon find for my family's rare Italian surname turned up a brief mention in this book, and when I realized the reference was to my amazing grandfather who immigrated to the Lake Superior Copper Mines in 1907 from near Turin, Italy, I decided to order it. Knowing small of the story of my ancestors, it helped paint a picture of what life was like in the years following their arrival in Keweenaw Peninsula. And for that I am grateful to favorite parts of the book are those that provide social context to what life was like in the mining communities, as well as those passages on the struggle between labor and management. Imagining Italians, Finns, Austrians, Irish, Germans and Cornish workers "fresh off the boat" working, living, organizing side by side in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan 100-150 years ago is fascinating.
Beware! There are copies of this book in circulation that are missing pages. A copy I just purchased was missing p165-196. This was a printer/manufacturing error. The book is in amazing condition otherwise. Check your copy as soon as you obtain is is a decent but not very innovative or exciting history. Some will appreciate Lankton's focus on mining technology and the views of mine management/ownership. Lankton is very amazing at describing the workings of technological apparatus. This is essential because he spends a substantial amount time discussing mechanical devices and the book has almost no illustrations to support the reader understand what he's writing about. It is very readable though and a solid, comprehensive, and well researched history.
Lankton's book is a welcome change from so a lot of modern histories crammed with academic jargon. It is concise, simple to read, and chock-full of perfect basic source material. Lankton gives the reader a true feel for the put and period, and paints a balanced picture both of mine workers and management. All of the conflicting and complimentary motivations and incentives come out well, in one of the few works on American mine labor that look fairly at both sides and don't read like an IWW tract. Actually hard to place down - not something you can say often about a labor history book! Amazing ally gave me a feel for my Finnish ancestors, who worked the mines from turn of the century until the Huge Strike. A amazing doentation of a period whose physical remnants are quick disappearing.
If you’re at all interested in the UP, the Keweenaw or the history of Michigan, you’ll probably have fun this. It’s detailed but not at all dry. I grew up in the LP and now visit the UP on occasion; this book provided the missing history lesson I required about the area. The UP, and KP in particular, is a special put and becomes more interesting as you learn more about its past.
While tracing my ancestry back to Polish copper miners in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, I picked this book up simply to support me learn more about life in those times. Though I was looking for something lighter than this scholarly work, I was captivated nonetheless. The relevance of this work extends far beyond just copper mining, and describes conflict between labor and management on several fronts- finding balance between social welfare vs. social control; technological innovation vs. resistance to change, improved efficiency vs. diminishing resources, and the ultimate labor union vs. management showdown.Without wholly casting management as a villain, this book uncovers some raw truths by delving into management correspondence. Everything's under a microscope- the management's fear of lawsuits from injured workers, resistance to conceding an eight hour work day, resistance to development of a railroad (a threat to facilitate striking?!), spying on suspected union activists, and surreptitious infiltration of the Finnish press to manipulate employee morale. At the same time, management is often portrayed for being humane- sparing jobs for the men with the biggest families, providing decent housing for most employees, and giving back to the community during economic depressions. Lankton perhaps best acknowledges the double-edged sword of corporate paternalism in the closing chapter - "paternalism was not only a means of social welfare, but a means of social control, and the companies had no intentions whatsoever of sharing control with their men."Unfortunately, we obtain much more of a glimpse of the internal conflicts of management rather than the day-to-day life of the miners, presumably because management correspondence is much better e only other criticism I have of this book, which is common to most other works of its type, is its often thoughtless avalanche of statistics. Lankton description of costs of mining equipment, wages, numbers of injuries and deaths, etc. isn't place into context by displaying overall rates and dollar figures adjusted by inflation. So the Quincy mining company spent $26,557 on rock-drill equipment in 1872-73... what does that mean in today's dollars? So what if "In 1906, men took 24,675 baths courtesy of their company"... how a lot of is that per person? Some tables and charts would also support illustrate statistical trends, but there's not a one in this book.But that doesn't even place a dent in the value of this sweeping review of technology in society.
Cradle to Grave is an somewhat academic history of copper mining in the Keweenaw Peninsula of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Written by a history professor at Michigan Technological University (formerly the Michigan College of Mines), the book gives insights into the life of miners, a lot of of them first-generation immigrants, in this rather remote region of the Midwest. For a span of about a hundred years from shortly before the civil war, until labor demands forced the final shuttering of the latest mine in 1970, men and machines pulled ore from the depths of the Keweenaw through amazing exertion, with few luxuries and frequent loss of e book covers much of the sociology of the mining environment stressing the influence of technological change over the decades, as well as the paternalistic control that mine owners eventually exerted over nearly all aspects of workers' lives. The latest two chapters are perhaps the most interesting to the person primarily interested in local history. These cover the strike of 1913-14, the Italian Hall tragedy, and final decline of copper mining in the Lake Superiorarea. These latter chapters are also a amazing introduction to those visiting the Quincy Mine and Hoist (Part of the Keweenaw National Historical Park) or the Quincy Smelter during parents' Weekend at Michigan Tech. The book also puts into perspective the a lot of decaying and overgrown remnants of the mining era that are impossible to miss as one traverses this attractive zone of the country.
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Been poking around for a few minutes, really excited to be able to use this during the school year, it'll streamline quite a few things. My only true complaint is the built-in web browser for items like Wash Alert and Fix-It. It stays zoomed in too far with no method to zoom out so I have to use the button to begin in an external browser.