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"If you want anything bad enough, go out and fight for it. Work day and night in order to achieve the goal. Sacrifice your time, your peace, your sleep. Sweat for it, fret for it, plan for it. Lose your terror of God and man for it. Hold fast to the pillars of faith, hope, confidence, stern pertinacity. Defy cold poverty, pain of body and brain. Besiege and beset for it, and you’re bound to win." Miss Texas Guinan -- A real Waco cowgirl who won fame as an actress. ("The Dead Man’s Hand"…

Title: Multnomah : the tumultuous story of Oregon's most populous county Author: Lansing, Jewel Beck.