Kathryn Kelly

Kathryn Kelly

by Barbara Casey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939521491
Publisher: Strategic Media Books
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Barbara Casey is a partner in Strategic Media Books, and president of the Barbara Casey Agency, representing authors throughout the United States, Great Britain, and Japan. She is also a manuscript consultant and the author of numerous articles, poems, and short stories. Her award-winning novels have received national recognition, including the Independent Publishers Book Award. Her novel, The House of Kane, was considered for a Pulitzer nomination, and The Gospel According to Prissy, also a contemporary adult novel received several awards including the prestigious IPPY Award for Best Regional Fiction. Her most recent young adult novel, The Cadence of Gypsies, received the Independent Publishers Living Now Award and was reviewed by the Smithsonian for its list of Best Books. Ms. Casey makes her home on the top of a mountain in northwest Georgia with her husband and Benton, a hound-mix who adopted her.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

First Things First: Introduction 1

Part 1 Scriptural Stewardships 15

1 Economia: A Short History of Stewardship Theology and Practice 17

2 Assured Foundations: Scripture Shifts 30

3 Shifts in Familiar Passages, Stories, or Concepts 34

4 Promising Stewardship Scriptures 62

5 What Can Happen Next 75

Part 2 Secular Stewardships 83

6 Continuing Revelation: Secular Wisdom 85

7 More Than Household Rules: Wisdom 97

8 Neurobiological Nudges: Brain Science 111

9 Wild Ideals: Natural History 145

10 More Than Money: Financial Planning 160

11 Love for All People: Philanthropy 173

12 When the Ecclesia Gets to Work: Community Organizing 190

13 Beyond "Happy": Positive Psychology 206

14 Just Enough: Lifestyle 220

15 The Gallimaufry Chapter: Miscellany 235

16 Shifting into "Next": Continuing Thoughts 245

Acknowledgments 251

Bibliography 253

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Kathryn Kelly 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Catherine_Carrington More than 1 year ago
Katherhryn Kelly-The Moll Behind “ Machine Gun” Kelly by Barbara Casey is the story of the 1930s criminal, Katherine Kelley. The book starts with a quote by J. Edgar Hoover, which states the citizens feared a kidnapper that went by the name of Machine Gun Kelly. There was someone else who showed have been feared more which was his wife. This book had many interesting things I did not know. This case involved so many “first”. This case was the first one to be tried after the “Lindbergh Law” was passed. This law made kidnapping a federal crime. This was also the first case solved by the FBI which was growing at the time. Also first time the defendants were transported by airplane and the list keeps going. This book is a nonfiction account of the lives of these criminals. This book is a very informative read. The reader can tell that the author put much thought and preparation when writing this book. Not only did the author use the typical records, but she also uses FBI documents, stories from the newspaper, magazine articles, and other resources. Reading what the media had written during this part of history made this book even more interesting. It actually seemed to put the reader back in time to the 1930s. The book has an excellent flow to it. This is one of those books that really makes a person want to read more nonfiction. This is a great book for those who love the era of gangs and mobsters. This book covers who the people were, their crimes (which it goes in depth of the kidnapping of Urschel), the capture, the pursuit, their trial, and so forth. The author did a great job with this book. This book is one I highly recommend to those who love this time period. This is a five out of five star book. I received this book from iRead Book Tours for an honest review.
mattidw More than 1 year ago
FTC: I received a free copy of this book from iRead in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent true and my own. Kathryn Kelly: The Moll Behind “Machine Gun” Kelly by Barbara Casey was a fascinating book. I enjoyed this book because they focused on the facts and didn’t spend time talking about things that didn’t matter. I how well this book flowed, and they only included events you had to know and left out all the other stuff that other authors include in their books sometime. I also loved that the author would tell you something and if it wasn’t 100% confirmed she would just say that it is what was said, but she couldn’t find out if it were a fact or not. This book was a super easy to read, and I loved that the font in this book was bigger than some others I have read lately. I can’t say enough great things about this book because I love reading books that teach me things and this book is one of those types of books. If you love crime novels or biography’s, then I would tell you to pick up this book and check it out.
SeasonsofGrace More than 1 year ago
Kathryn, named Cleo at birth, grew up in a bootlegger's home and was shuffled around quite a bit during childhood. She grew up to become a manipulative woman, desiring wealth and fame, and choosing a life style of crime to achieve such. She married several times, finally landing a bootlegger and criminal, George Kelly. With her talent of manipulation, she created a larger than life hero out of him and encouraged him in his life of crime, as well as, participated with him. Eventually, they were caught and tried for the kidnapping of a wealthy Oklahoma oilman. I usually enjoy reading biographies, so I chose this one because it sounded quite interesting. What kind of things go through the mind of a criminal mastermind? Although the book was not totally boring, it was also more factual than a story. It was told kind of as a narrative, including names, dates, and events that had taken place.At first I was hoping that was just a type of introduction to get to know the characters but it continued that way throughout the book. And although now I know more about Kathryn and George than I did previously, I feel like I don't really know much about them other than facts.The book is well researched and did include some interesting photos and quotes of that time period. The book covers most of the facts on Kathryn's story from birth through the years following the trial, noting her life lasted 81 years. Much of what is known about Kathryn is speculation, but Barbara Casey did the best she could putting the pieces together, to let a know a little more about her story and what may have driven her to do the things she did. I received a complimentary copy of this book from ireadbooktours in exchange for my honest opinion.
MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
The Prohibition era is filled with gangsters and their exploits, but little is known about most of the women in their lives. Author Barbara Casey changes that for George “Machine Gun” Kelly by telling the story of his last wife, Kathryn (Cleo Lera Mae Brooks) Kelly. The story tells of Kathryn’s marriages and daughter before she and George Kelly got together. From there it follows her travels and activities with Kelly until their capture and conviction. It also describes her incarceration and a bit about her life after prison. The author shares the various accounts of Kathryn’s actions during the numerous crimes, as well as her persona during the trial. The author takes readers on the road with the couple through her detailed descriptions. Readers learn Kathryn gave Kelly his first machine gun and built him up to be the notorious gangster people came to fear. Easy to follow, the story is well balanced with an epilogue and notes of interest to round out all those involved. KATHRYN KELLY is a must read for history buffs and fans of true crime. FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author as part of her blog tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Kathryn Kelly was a woman that had a rough childhood and started out as a bootlegger. Later, with her husband “Machine Gun” Kelly they progress to bank robbery and kidnapping. They kidnapped oilman Charles Urschel they get away with the $200,000 ransom but later are caught and go to court in 1933. This trial was one that J.Edgar Hoover solved and was allowed to be filmed. This is a great story that follows along Kathryn Kelly’s life but also the rest of her gang. I liked watching how George and her started out with little crimes and progressed. I really liked how Kathryn seemed to be the one to guide George on but then how she tried to turn it around at the trial, trying to play the poor, sweet girl that was forced into everything because of her husband. I liked reading about the 20’s and 30’s gangsters, especially the women. This is a great story and I think Barbara Casey did a great job with her research and putting the book together. If you are looking for a story about Kathryn Kelly and her husband “Machine Gun” Kelly I recommend you check this book out. I received this book for free from iRead Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
SheTreadsSoftly More than 1 year ago
Kathryn Kelly by Barbara Casey is a recommended historical biography of the gun moll Kathryn Kelly, wife of Machine Gun Kelly. If you have any interest in reading about the criminal activity during the prohibition era, then this would be a good addition to your collection. While many books feature the men involved, there were women who were also career criminals during this time, like Kathryn Kelly, aka Cleo Lera Mae Brooks. Casey quickly covers the background of both Kathryn and George and highlights their early forays into various illegal activities, with bootlegging being high on the list. It is likely Kathryn who encouraged George to expand his activities to include bank robberies and kidnapping. This escalation eventually resulted in their capture, arrest, and trial. In 1933 George "Machine Gun" Kelly and his wife Kathryn Kelly went on trial in Oklahoma City for the kidnapping of and holding for $200,000 ransom Oklahoma businessman Charles Urschel. This was a first major case solved by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI, now that kidnapping was a federal crime. It was also the first time a trial was allowed to be filmed in a federal courtroom, which made the defendants stars, of a sort, as the nation watched. Kathryn Kelly includes 16 pages of photographs. As is my wont, I was pleased to see included an epilogue summarizing what happened to others involved in the kidnapping and trial, notes of interest, a bibliography, and index. This is a well written and researched biography, although it is not exhaustive, it does succinctly provide accurate historical information about Kathryn Kelly. It is worth noting that in my copy, on page 13, last paragraph mistakenly spells Kathryn as "Katherine." It's an easy mistake to make, but one that should have been corrected. It is also worth mentioning that the font size on this biography is larger than normal which is good news if you like larger print books but a bit disconcerting for the rest of us, as is choosing a different font style for the table of contents. These are little quibbles, but, nonetheless, they do stand out. Disclosure: I received an advanced reading copy of this book from the publisher and iRead Book Tours for review purposes.
lifeasleels More than 1 year ago
This was an incredibly interesting read. I am not a big history person. I am more of a “if you weren’t there, how do you know it really happened” kind of person so to me, this was reading half fiction, half truth. I had no idea of the things that occurred back in the “gang era” with the way things worked with criminals and law enforcement officers (I think sawed off shot guns was the biggest shock of it all.) I have to admit, I had a really hard time following the book. There were a lot of names, nicknames, characters, dates, incidents; and they did not go in a numerical time line. I think if the story read in a sequence of events (dates/years) it would have helped me follow the story, but there was just so much, I struggled to keep everything straight and found myself going back and forth several times trying to clarify. All in all, it was an interesting story to read and outside of the confusion, it was a good story. It wasn’t long so it made for a fairly quick read.