Toughnut Angel: The Tale of a Real-Life Adventuress of the Old West
Jane Carlile Baker
Born during Ireland’s Potato Famine in the 1800s, Nellie Cashman determined never to behave like the English, who cared only for money. In a time when women didn’t pursue adventure, this lass carved her own trail. The lady chose to mine and seek fortunes in the man’s world of Old West mining camps. She meant to make enough money never to be thrown from her home again, and to help the downtrodden around her. Witness Nellie’s finest hour braving Canadian blizzards for months to trickle lime juice into the bleeding mouths of mining friends dying of scurvy. Ask yourself, could you challenge the Apaches of Arizona Territory or the Gunfight at the OK Corral with five orphaned nieces and nephews in tow? Would you scale the infamous Alaskan Chilkoot Pass in the dead of winter at 53 years old? Or could you finish your life mining above the Arctic Circle, as Nellie did? What would drive a woman from family into the wilds of the Old West frontier?
Triumphs and Tragedies: Corregidor and Its Aftermath
Arthur B. Baker
as told to Jane Carlile Baker
Arthur B. Baker was a young Texan, born of cotton farmers, at the outset of World War II. Along with thousands of young men, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to Corregidor, Manilla Bay, the Philippines. Triumphs and Tragedies is Baker’s contribution, from hi sown experience as a POW, to America’s younger generations.
Ella’s daddy said he loved her, yet he let alcohol get in the way. Ella’s mom said she loved her, yet she treated her with disdain. Ella’s stepfather said he loved her, yet he swore her to silence about their “special” relationship.
With the help of her husband, a caring pastor and a similarly abused friend, Ella was able to replace these lies with the truth of God’s love. The truth that set her on the road to recovery.