The Blue Tattoo

The Blue Tattoo
Author: Margot Mifflin
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2009-04
ISBN 10: 0803211481
ISBN 13: 9780803211483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blue Tattoo Book Review:

"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
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2005-08-01
ISBN 10: 9780547415871
ISBN 13: 0547415877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curse of the Blue Tattoo Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 290
Release: 1859
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044036482610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Captivity of the Oatman Girls Book Review:

Bodies of Subversion

Bodies of Subversion
Author: Margot Mifflin
Publsiher: powerHouse Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-08-02
ISBN 10: 1576876926
ISBN 13: 9781576876923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bodies of Subversion Book Review:

"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
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 0152167315
ISBN 13: 9780152167318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bloody Jack Book Review:

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
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-10-22
ISBN 10: 0806180242
ISBN 13: 9780806180243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oatman Massacre Book Review:

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.

Blue Tattoo

Blue Tattoo
Author: Steven Edwin Laffoley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-08-19
ISBN 10: 9781897426609
ISBN 13: 1897426607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Tattoo Book Review:

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 Mark of the Blue Tattoo

The Mark of the Blue Tattoo
Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-01-22
ISBN 10: 1442489081
ISBN 13: 9781442489080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mark of the Blue Tattoo Book Review:

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 Captivity of the Oatman Girls

The Captivity of the Oatman Girls
Author: Charles River Editors
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 9781548394172
ISBN 13: 1548394173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Captivity of the Oatman Girls Book Review:

*Includes pictures *Includes Olive Oatman's quotes *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading "I looked around and saw my poor mother, with her youngest child clasped in her arms, and both of them still, as if the work of death had already been completed; a little distance on the opposite side of the wagon, stood little Mary Ann, with her face covered with her hands, sobbing aloud, and a huge looking Indian standing over her; the rest were motionless, save a younger brother and my father, all upon the ground dead or dying. At this sight a thrill of icy coldness passed over me; I thought I had been struck; my thoughts began to reel and became irregular and confused; I fainted and sank to the earth, and for a while, I know not how long, I was insensible." - Olive Oatman On the North American continent, Native American tribes carried out abductions against the new European settlers from the time they first set foot on eastern shores. Some of the women taken in the colonial to early American period went on to become respected figures in their new environments, while others lived out their lives as slaves. Various tribes perceived the historical value of women's social personalities through different prisms, and even those groups living in the same region often exhibited dissimilar behavior toward them. For some of the more aggressive tribal societies, to commit atrocities against women and their children engaged the same mindset as that adopted for male-to-male warfare. What European sensibilities failed to grasp, despite the home continent's own lurid history, was that the numerous indigenous cultures of North America were already in the habit of perpetrating such abductions against each other and had for thousands of years. Whether the enemy was European or domestic, old or young, male or female, the deeply embedded cultural habit was the same. To steal women from an enemy often brought the same adulation from the collective as the stealing of horses, and abduction initiated by even a single individual brought honor to that person and his family. In the American wilderness, instances occurred wherein the abduction of either horses or human beings was considered essential to survival, if not to pride and manhood. Abductees were generally adopted into the tribe through a specific ritual. Some were based on "violent hazing," while for others, entry into the community was a "mere formality." Children and adolescents were, more often than not, the preferred choice for abduction. In the capturing of slaves, both the strength and docility of the individual taken was of utmost importance. However, in the absence of viable wives, the concept of exogamy, an effort to bring new blood into the tribe, was encouraged. Such a rejuvenation of the community was widely accepted as a convention of war. In the history of abductions among the North American continent's tribes, a low rate of escape attempts by captured settlers has been the norm from the beginning. This may be largely due to geographical obstacles, with help being so far away as to discourage hope of success. By the same token, relatively few rescue attempts were made by white kinsman to rescue a family member from an indigenous tribe. With no contact available to them, families of lost members taken from the colonial period through the 19th century usually fell into a long-term state of grief, but resigned themselves to never seeing their loved ones again. The Captivity of the Oatman Girls: The History of the Young Sisters Who Were Abducted by Native Americans in the 1850s examines the history of one of the most famous abduction stories of the Old West, the kidnapping of the young Oatman sisters and their subsequent experiences with the Mojave. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Oatman sisters like never before.

Olive Oatman A Life From Beginning to End

Olive Oatman  A Life From Beginning to End
Author: Hourly History
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2019-04
ISBN 10: 9781092343381
ISBN 13: 1092343385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Olive Oatman A Life From Beginning to End Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN 10: 0061981044
ISBN 13: 9780061981043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Ten to Yuma and Other Stories Book Review:

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 Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
Author: Amy Schumer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN 10: 1501139908
ISBN 13: 9781501139901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo Book Review:

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.

The Captured

The Captured
Author: Scott Zesch
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781429910118
ISBN 13: 1429910119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Captured Book Review:

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

The Tattoo Artist

The Tattoo Artist
Author: Jill Ciment
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 030742944X
ISBN 13: 9780307429445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tattoo Artist Book Review:

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.

Looking for Miss America

Looking for Miss America
Author: Margot Mifflin
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 1640092242
ISBN 13: 9781640092242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking for Miss America Book Review:

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.

The Fern Tattoo

The Fern Tattoo
Author: David Brooks
Publsiher: Univ. of Queensland Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780702236266
ISBN 13: 0702236268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fern Tattoo Book Review:

A century of family secrets starts to unravel when Benedict Waters is summoned to an audience with an old friend of his mother. He is seduced by her storytelling and it takes time and an astonishing revelation before he realises that it is his own family he has been hearing about, his own life that is being undone.From the Blue Mountains to the Hawkesbury and from Sydney to the south coast of New South Wales, The Fern Tattoo takes us on a kaleidoscopic journey through several generations of three families. We meet a range of extraordinary characters including a bigamist bishop, a librarian tattooed from neck to knee, a young girl who kills her best friend in a tragic shooting accident and a pair of lovers who live each other's lives for years after they have separated. As with all families, there are lost loves, tragic passions and unspoken (sometimes unspeakable) histories.

The Mammoth Book of Tattoo Art

The Mammoth Book of Tattoo Art
Author: Lal Hardy
Publsiher: Robinson
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN 10: 1780339216
ISBN 13: 9781780339214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mammoth Book of Tattoo Art Book Review:

Over 700 full-colour photographs of the work of leading tattoo artists from all over the world, including: Horiyoshi III, Filip Leu, Louis Molloy, Hannah Aitchison, Jime Litwalk, Mike DeVries, Buena Vista Tattoo Club, Adam Collins, Face the Fact, Kore Flatmo, Jeff Gogue, Dan Gold, Good Times, Barba Kari, Cecil Porter, Sarah Schor, Bob Tyrrell, Motomichi Nakamura, Holy Cow and Mick from Zurich. As jam-packed with the very best in tattoo art as the bestselling first volume, The Mammoth Book of Tattoos, this is a must-have for any fan of skin art. Praise for the The Mammoth Book of Tattoos: "Stellar" - Skin Deep. "Excellent stuff" - Rock Sound.

Baby s First Tattoo

Baby s First Tattoo
Author: Jim Mullen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2012-09-25
ISBN 10: 1476709610
ISBN 13: 9781476709611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baby s First Tattoo Book Review:

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.

The Tattoo

The Tattoo
Author: Chris McKinney
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1569474508
ISBN 13: 9781569474501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tattoo Book Review:

Ken, a Japanese man raised in Hawaii, tells his story to his cellmate Cal, a white formerly racist tattoo artist who lost his voice when his throat was cut in a prison fight and who has become a trusted confidente due to his inability to speak.

Olive Oatman

Olive Oatman
Author: History Compacted,Brent Schulte
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2019-11-10
ISBN 10: 9781703545050
ISBN 13: 1703545052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Olive Oatman Book Review:

A tragic reminder of brutality or the vestiges of the aftermath? Olive Oatmanisn't a household name, but a distinct feature on her face has made her infamous for the worst reasons. She is the girl with the blue tattoo. The story behind the distinctive tattoo is the stuff of legends. Some believed it was placed on her face during her captivity, following the brutal murders of her family members and the kidnapping of her and her sister. Others believe it was placed on her after her return. Rumors swelled. Her tattoo became a symbol of Native barbarianism and the triumph of American goodness, but like many stories of that era, the truth is far more complicated. This short book details the murders, her captivity, the aftermath, and her baffling return to her captors. Unravel the mystery of the woman who would become famous for all the wrong reasons and discover what her life story says about cultural identity, the power of resiliency, and what happens when fact and fiction bend and twist to muddy the waters. Read on to find out the truth!