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UNSTOPPABLE: Leverage Life Setbacks To Rebuild Resilience For Suc...
by Elite Foundation

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English

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158

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May 17, 2019

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UNSTOPPABLE<br />“We may encounter many defeats, but we must never be defeated.”<br />~Maya Angelou<br />The depiction of the humanity found within the pages of this artistic process work, is no less than an authentic reflection of the many threads found within a system of intricate experiences, that when weaved together, create pathways. Pathways predicated upon knowledge transpired through generational learning, but uniquely experienced by each human being at different moments in time. <br />Each contribution has significance, valued by those either who share in the experience or by those who are spectators seeking to emulate or to avoid the pain. As you embark upon the collective consciousness shared in Unstoppable, navigate the experience totally present in the moment. Use caution not to become immersed, unless it serves. There is rarity of transparency within the pages of the text; but also, reflection of some of the least desirable attributes and behaviors that man can inflict upon itself. <br />Transcend the obvious, in order to fully appreciate what you are supposed to learn, now. <br />The intent of our work, whether it be perceived from the context of self, work or humanity, is to ignite and engage, in order to affect the actualization of personal and community transformation through actionable faith, hope and unconditional love. <br />Unstoppable, is the third installment in a world class international bestselling series of books created to inspire others through stories of real people, who despite or in some cases because of circumstance, make choices that edify the very best of what we all seek and, in the process, build the skills needed for a successful life of balance and wholeness. <br />Through this text you will learn of the importance of building the psychological skill of resilience. And further that resilience is crucial to avoid the potentially debilitating effects of stress/negative energy associated with life difficulties and trauma. Through the strategies, tools, and knowledge shared we equip others to affect change. There are beneficial attributes associated with resiliency, as it relates to experiencing Improved learning and achievement, lowered absences from responsibilities due to sickness, reduced use of risk-taking behaviors such as excessive drinking, smoking or use of drugs, increased involvement in community and family activities and a lower rate of mortality and increased physical health.<br />Elite Authors are disruptors, who seek excellence in pursuit of the audience of one. Influencers and Thought Leaders, who value the importance of compassion, generosity and integrity, while employing courage from within, to invest in others. Socially-conscious individuals, who have achieved in life and business, but not without the realizations that result from living. It is these very unique, but collective experiences that contribute to what is known about the power of resilience and its impact on becoming an unstoppable Warrior for Change. <br />“Our lives begin to end the day that we become silent about the things that matter.”<br />~Martin Luther King, Jr.
The U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima
by , Alvin M Josephy

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English

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212

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May 05, 2019

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<h2><b>“We had to take that island to speed the end of the war against Japan.”</h2></b><br /><br />But the capture of Iwo Jima had come at great cost.<br /><br />Sixty-thousand marines had landed on the barren, volcanic island that was five miles long and two and half miles wide. <br /><br />For five weeks these men would become involved in some of the bloodiest and fiercest fighting of the Second World War.<br /><br />One third of them would end the battle either dead or wounded.<br /><br /><em>The U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima</em> written by five official marine combat writers, who personally saw action on the island, provides vivid insight into the battle that was described as “a nightmare in hell.”<br /><br />Henri and his fellow correspondents provide a step-by-step chronological overview of the battle as it was fought. <br /><br />They begin with an outline of the months of preparation that were undertaken before the first gun was fired before providing details on how the generals and admirals put their plans into action.<br /><br />Every aspect of the conflict is covered by the authors who interviewed many of the frontline troops to gain a sense of what the battle was like witnessed from the marines on the ground.<br /><br />“Among the Americans who served on Iwo, uncommon valor was a common virtue” — Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander in Chief, U. S. Pacific Fleet.<br /><br />“The Japanese, despite heavy losses, offered maximum resistance, but the Marines were established on high ground and the conquest of Iwo Jima was assured.” — Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King.<br /><br />This book is essential reading for all who wish to understand what the U.S. Marines went through in their famous capture of Iwo Jima.<br /><br />The authors of this book are three Marine Corps combat correspondents and two Marine Public Relations Officers who were at Iwo Jima. Combat correspondents are trained like other Marines. They live and fight with the outfits to which they are attached and write articles for newspapers and magazines about the men in their units. In battle they can see only what happens in their own units’ limited sectors. In compiling this book, therefore, they drew upon their own experiences on Iwo plus stories written by other combat correspondents and Public Relations Officers who were there. The authors were Captain Raymond Henri, Public Relations Officer, 3d Marine Division, who passed away in 2015, First Lieutenant Jim G. Lucas, Assistant Public Relations Officer, 4th Marine Division, who passed away in 1971, Technical Sergeant W. Keyes Beech, Combat Correspondent, 5th Marine Division, who passed away in 1990, Technical Sergeant David K. Dempsey, Combat Correspondent, 4th Marine Division who passed away in 1999, and Technical Sergeant Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., Combat Correspondent, 3d Marine Division, who passed away in 2005. Their book was first published in 1945.<br />
The Capture of Attu: A World War II Battle as Told by the Men Who...
by , Nelson L. Drummond

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English

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292

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March 24, 2019

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<b><h2>The Battle of Attu was the only land battle of World War II fought in North America.</b></h2><br /><br />Attu was the westernmost island in the Aleutian chain, located one thousand miles from Alaska, and subject to brutal weather all year round.<br /><br />Prior to the war it had been home to two Americans and forty-five Aleut hunters and their families, but in June 1942 the Japanese had seized the island and now had over two-thousand troops on the barren island threatening the security of the U.S. mainland.<br /><br />The Battle of the Komandorski Islands in the Bering Sea on March 26, 1943, cleared the way for attempt to retake the island of Attu. Code-named Operation Landgrab, the U.S. military planned for the invasion to take place in May.<br /><br />Army planners had initially thought this would be a quick operation, but instead of being a short invasion it dragged on for over two weeks.<br /><br />The Japanese had realized that their options were limited and so launched a last-ditch banzai charge against the American frontline that was suffering from brutal Arctic conditions, equipment failures and food shortages.<br /><br />Although the U.S. military was able to recapture the island it had cost the lives of over five hundred American soldiers.<br /><br />Robert J. Mitchell, Sewell T. Tyng and Nelson Drummond’s book <em>The Capture of Attu</em> provides fascinating insight into this ferocious conflict. Part One of the book provides an overview of the military campaign while Part Two provides personal narratives of the soldiers who fought.<br /><br />This book attempts to put the reader on the battlefield with the ground soldier. Men who fought on Attu, officers and enlisted men, told their stories to Lieutenant Robert J. Mitchell of the 32d Infantry, one of the regiments engaged. These stories tell of the discomforts and perils, the failures and successes, the fear and courage, the many fights between small groups and the occasional humor, of which battle consists.<br /><br />Robert J. Mitchell served as a lieutenant in the US Army's 7th Infantry Division in World War II, being stationed on Attu Island off of Alaska as well as other areas of the Pacific. He was shot in the chest while on Attu and carried the bullet for the rest of his life. While recuperating, he wrote the stories of the other men in his hospital tent. For this he was made an aide to the general in charge of media for the rest of the war. He passed away in 1992. His co-authors Sewell T. Tyng and Nelson Drummond also served on Attu and passed away in 1946 and 1999 respectively. Their book <em>The Capture of Attu</em> was first published in 1944.<br />
Admiral Halsey's Story
by William Frederick Halsey

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English

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350

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November 26, 2018

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<h2><b>Admiral William F. “Bull” Halsey earned a legendary reputation for daring and boldness as commander of the U.S. Third Fleet.</h2></b><br /><br /><em>Admiral Halsey’s Story</em> is this admiral’s record of his actions through the course of his remarkable career in the U.S. Navy.<br /><br />The account begins with a brief overview of his years in school and early years with the navy where he fought in the First World War and served in Mexico and Greece as he rose through the ranks to become vice admiral just before the outbreak of the Second World War.<br /><br />Halsey’s life was dramatically altered with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor as through the next four years he rose from relative obscurity to become one of the most famous allied naval figures in the war.<br /><br />The events of Halsey’s life through World War Two are split into three sections in the book and are covered in wonderful detail:<br />Firstly he uncovers the details of his command of a carrier task force in the immediate aftermath of Pearl Harbor until May 1942.<br />Next the book discusses his life as Commander of the South Pacific Area and its forces which lasted until June 1944.<br />And finally the book gives an in-depth overview of the final year of the war when Halsey was commander of the U.S. Third Fleet.<br /><br />During the war Halsey had continually acted with bravery and speed and all of his most famous actions are covered through the book such as how he directed the campaigns in the Solomons and led the attacks on the Carolines and New Britain.<br /><br />“The book is pure Halsey — the personal yarn of a seagoing, fighting admiral who was forthright, honest, often brilliant, sometimes rash, but who possessed above all else, a natural modesty that enhanced his uncommon valor.” <em>Naval War College Review</em><br /><br />“To learn what went on behind the wartime newspaper reports, her is an incomparable document. Admiral Halsey has written simply and modestly a book that will further enhance the Halsey legend.” <em>The Saturday Review</em><br /><br />“he knew far better than armchair historians do that the best defense is a good offense. That is the legacy of Bull Halsey.” <em>Warfare History Network</em><br /><br />William F. Halsey was an American admiral in the United States Navy during World War II. In 1943 he was made commander of the Third Fleet, the post he held through the rest of the war. He was promoted to fleet admiral in December 1945 and retired from active service in March 1947. <em>Admiral Halsey's Story</em> was first published in 1947 and Halsey passed away in 1959. The book was written with Lieutenant Commander J. Bryan III, USNR, who during the war had served a lieutenant commander assigned to naval air combat intelligence in the Pacific. In civilian life he was a journalist and writer who was born into the influential Bryan family of newspaper publishers and industrialists. He passed away in 1993.<br />
Service With the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers: Four Years with the ...
by Rufus R. Dawes

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English

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259

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January 27, 2019

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<b>Maj. Gen. McClellan: <em>“What troops are those fighting in the Pike?”</em><br />Maj. Gen. Hooker: <em> “General Gibbon’s brigade of Western men.” </em><br />Maj. Gen. McClellan: <em> “They must be made of iron.”</b></em><br /><br />And so, during the Battle of South Mountain, a prelude to the Battle of Antietam, this brigade earned its famous title as the “Iron Brigade”.<br /><br />Once McClellan had heard of their actions during the Second Battle of Bull Run, where they were facing off against a superior force under Stonewall Jackson, he is said to have stated that they were the “best troops in the world.”<br /><br />Rufus R. Dawes was a captain with the 6th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, that along with 2nd and 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiments, the 19th Indiana, Battery B of the 4th U.S. Light Artillery, and later in the war the 24th Michigan, formed the Iron Brigade.<br /><br />Although only in his early twenties at the beginning of the war he rapidly became an important leader in the famous brigade and by the end of the war was brevetted as a brigadier general for meritorious service.<br /><br />One of his most famous actions was on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg when he led a counterattack on the confederate forces under Brigadier General Joseph R. Davis and forced the surrender of more than two hundred enemy soldiers.<br /><br /><em>Service With the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers</em> records in brilliant detail all of the actions that he and his regiment were involved in, including Second Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. Yet this book is not simply an account of the military activities that took place as he also recorded his feelings and moods, and included details about daily camp life and individual soldiers.<br /><br />Rufus Dawes derived all of the books material from his diaries and letters. He realized the value of a statement made at the moment as to his experiences, and he appreciated fully the treacherous nature of memory. He believed contemporaneous expression in letters and diaries provided material of historical value. He had the material and the ability to write a superb history of the grueling service of this famous regiment, but he felt that the story of his personal experiences and impressions written at the time would be of greater value, and so this book is not only account of the regiment, it is also a very personal account of one man’s view of the Civil War.<br /><br />This book deserves to be read and enjoyed by all who wish to hear more about this brutal but fascinating conflict and to get to the heart of what the soldiers saw and thought.<br /><br />Rufus R. Dawes was a military officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. After the war he became a businessman, Congressman and author. His book <em>Service With the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers</em> was first published in 1890. He passed away in 1899.<br />
Old Gimlet Eye (Annotated): The Adventures of Smedley D. Butler
by Lowell Thomas

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English

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201

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October 08, 2018

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Smedley Butler joined the Marine Corps at age 16 and took part in critical military actions in Cuba, the Philippines, China, Central America, Mexico, and France. He won renown as a battlefield hero and was the most decorated Marine in U.S. history at the time of his death in 1940. <i>Old Gimlet Eye</i> is a boots-on-the-ground account of his many tours of duty, offering invaluable insight into early US military strategy and tactics, weaponry, equipment and many other fascinating field details from the Spanish-American War to World War I and beyond. <br /><br />This new annotated edition of <i>Old Gimlet Eye</i> includes original footnotes and images.<br /><br />*Original footnotes.<br />*Includes images.<br />
Of Rice and Men (Annotated): From Bataan to V-J Day, A Survivor...
by Bob Reynolds

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English

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116

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May 06, 2019

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At the fall of Bataan on April 9 1942, over sixty thousand American and Filipino troops were rounded up by the Japanese and forced to march 65 miles from Mariveles, on the southern end of the Bataan Peninsula, to San Fernando, Pampanga, in Central Luzon. Anyone showing a slight weakness to walk was instantly bayoneted in the back. Many marchers committed suicide by leaping from bridges. Others were shot for attempting to eat or drink anything.<br /><br />Estimates of the number of total deaths from the march range from 5,000 to 8,000. Thousands more later died from malnutrition and disease in the abject conditions of the Japanese POW camps.<br /><br />One of the fortunate survivors was Sergeant Bob Reynolds who penned his combat memoir <i>Of Rice and Men</i> in 1947. With a cool, philosophical perspective, he details the harrowing experience, from bitterly defending Bataan on starvation rations, through the many atrocities of the March, and finally his miraculous survival in Cabanatuan POW Camp and, later, in Manila's Bilibid Prison. <br /><br />*Includes annotations.
I Rode With Jeb Stuart: The Life And Campaigns Of Major General J...
by H. B. Mcclellan

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English

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396

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May 06, 2019

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<b><h2><em>“Believe that you can whip the enemy, and you have won half the battle.”</em> J. E. B. Stuart</h2></b><br /><br />J. E. B. was one of the great cavalry commanders of the American Civil War.<br /><br />He was a master of reconnaissance and a brave leader who led his men from the front and on two occasions, during the Peninsula Campaign and Maryland Campaign, completely outmaneuvered the Army of the Potomac.<br /><br />Yet, the audacious actions that Stuart took have not been without criticism, most notably during the Gettysburg Campaign when he has been accused of failing to provide enough support for Lee’s army and leaving Lee surprised and almost trapped at Gettysburg.<br /><br /><em> I Rode With Jeb Stuart</em> provides brilliant insight into the military career of this remarkable soldier. <br /><br />Written by H. B. McClellan, who served as adjutant-general to Stuart, this book allows the reader to follow the campaigns of Stuart through the course of the Civil War and understand why Stuart fought the way he did.<br /><br />All of Stuart’s major campaigns and battles are covered within the text including, the Peninsular, Maryland, Gettysburg, and Overland Campaigns, along with the battles of Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and his final action at Yellow Tavern in which he was mortally wounded.<br /><br />Yet, this book is more than just an overview of battles and cavalry actions. McClellan had access to many letters that Stuart wrote through his life and interviewed many of his relatives and so was able to provide a more personal biography of the general, both during his life before the Civil War as well as through the course of that ferocious conflict. <br /><br />"This book, which is both biography and memoir, is the richest source on the Civil War career of the plumed knight of the Army of Northern Virginia, Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart. . . . It is by all odds the most reliable account of Stuart and his horsemen left by Stuart's intimates." — Burke Davis<br /><br />H. B. McClellan was an officer and adjutant general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, a teacher and author. He was a professor at Sayre Female Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, for thirty-five years after the war. He passed away in 1904. This book, originally published under the title <em>The Life and Campaigns of Major General J. E. B. Stuart</em>, was first published in 1885.<br />
The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace: The Texas Ranger and Hunter
by John C. Duval

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English

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216

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January 13, 2019

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<b><h2>At six foot two inches and two hundred and forty pounds, Big-Foot Wallace cut a formidable figure and certainly made a major impact on the early history of Texas.</b></h2><br /><br />As a nineteen year old he had heard that one of his brothers had been killed in the Battle of Goliad, an early confrontation in the Texan war of independence with Mexico, and swore to travel West to “take pay of the Mexicans” for his brother’s death.<br /><br />In the following years he fought time and again against the Mexicans for the newly formed Republic of Texas and saw action at Salado Creek, Hondo River and during the Mier Campaign.<br /><br />After returning for the wars in Mexico he abandoned the Texan military and joined the Texas Rangers under the leadership of John Coffee Hays and served for a number of years defending Texans against Native American and border bandits along the frontier.<br /><br />This riotous narrative of the adventures of one of the saltiest and most individualistic pioneer Indian fighters that the state ever produced is told in a leisurely, satirical fashion that reflects a way of life long since lost.<br /><br />Duval's chronicle of one of Texas' greatest adventurers is filled with Wallace's humor and colorful speech. <br /><br />Wallace emerges from the book in all his vigor and robustness, and the reader is transported to a rugged, uncultivated frontier where a few men who were rough enough were carving out a new empire.<br /><br />The flavor and the spirit of early Texas have been captured for countless readers by John C. Duval's Big Foot Wallace. <br /><br />About one-fourth of Big Foot Wallace is devoted to a detailed account of Wallace's experiences in the Mier Expedition. The remainder of the book deals with his adventures on the frontiers of Texas as an Indian fighter, a soldier of fortune, and a member of the first company of Rangers. <br /><br />John C. Duval, the author of Big Foot Wallace, has been called the first man of letters in Texas. Earlier Texans devoted their time to writing about politics and land, but Duval wrote of the frontier and its people with a clarity of perception equaled by few writers in any period. Duval was a man of the camp and range. Civilization did not fit him very well, and he spent much of his time in the wilderness alone. Like his friend and companion, Big Foot Wallace, Duval was an adventurer whose experiences were varied and exciting. In <em>Big Foot Wallace</em> Duval relates a number of his experiences that had been shared with Wallace. Writing late in life, Duval set down memories of events that had mellowed with time. He strove for pictorial and dramatic effects, not historical accuracy. Still <em>Big Foot Wallace</em> has been acclaimed by historians for its amazing accuracy. This book was published in 1870. Duval passed away in 1897 and Wallace in 1899.<br /><br />
At the End of the Santa Fe Trail
by Blandina Segale

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English

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271

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February 03, 2019

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<h2><b>“an unusual and intensely interesting contribution to the history and social development of the Southwest.” <em>Journal of American History</em></h2></b><br /><br /><h2>The southwestern frontier in the late-nineteenth century was characterized by lawlessness, mob rule and Indian raids.</h2><br /><br />Gunslingers rubbed shoulders with Mexican outlaws in this rough and rugged country where there were “men with money looking to become millionaires, land-grabbers, experienced and inexperienced miners, quacks, professional deceivers, publicity men lauding gold mines that do not exist.”<br /><br />In the midst of all these dangerous and scheming men were the black-robed Sisters of Charity, one of whom was Sister Blandina Segale.<br /><br />Born in northern Italy she had moved with her family to Cincinnati at the age of four. Twelve years later she took her vows and boarded a stagecoach to Trinidad, Colorado, to begin life as a missionary.<br /><br />As the introduction states, this is <em>an inspiring record of educational and charitable work carried on for many years in Colorado and New Mexico for Indian and Mexican, Catholics and non-Catholics, rich and poor, the criminal and law abiding.</em><br /><br />From 1872 through to 1893 she worked with the communities of Trinidad, Santa Fe and Albuquerque to suppress violence, educate and care for those she could, all the while providing religious council and comfort to the people of these wild lands.<br /><br />Throughout these years she kept a journal and wrote letters that would eventually become the basis for the book <em> At the End of the Santa Fe Trail</em> which provides fascinating insight into one nun’s perspective on life in the far west.<br /><br />Particularly fascinating is the relationships she builds with some of the notorious figures of the Old West, including Billy the Kid. <br /><br />“The story is told for the most part by means of extracts from Sister Blandina's journal and her letters to her sister. They reveal a very human figure, with a well-developed sense of humor and a fine measure of moral courage to buttress her religious faith.” <em>Kirkus Reviews</em><br /><br />Sister Blandina Segale was an Italian-born American religious sister and missionary. During the course of her life she served as an educator and social worker who worked in Ohio, Colorado and New Mexico, assisting Native Americans, Hispanic settlers and European immigrants. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe has opened a process to canonize Segale, for which it has received the permission of the Holy See. For this, she is honored by the Catholic Church with the title of Servant of God. She is the first individual in New Mexico's 400-year history with the Roman Catholic Church to have a cause opened for their beatification and canonization. Her book <em>At the End of the Santa Fe Trail</em> was first published in 1932 and reprinted in 1948. She passed away in 1941.<br />

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