Download e-book for kindle: American Character: The Curious Life of Charles Fletcher by Mark Thompson

By Mark Thompson

ISBN-10: 1559705507

ISBN-13: 9781559705509

Charles Fletcher Lummis all started his brilliant occupation in 1884 via strolling from Ohio to begin a brand new activity on the three-year previous l. a. occasions. by the point of his loss of life in 1928, the 3,500 mile "tramp around the continent" used to be only a footnote in his astonishingly assorted occupation: crusading journalist, writer of approximately dozen books, editor of the influential political and literary journal Out West, l. a. urban librarian, preserver of Spanish missions, and Indian rights gadfly. Lummis either embodied and outlined our imaginative and prescient of the West, and of the USA itself.

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Arthur Orrmont,Marion Aten's Last Train Over Rostov Bridge PDF

By Arthur Orrmont,Marion Aten

The Russian Civil conflict of 1918–1921 was once a turning element of the twentieth century and the eventual political effects of the crimson victory have been foreshadowed within the destruction, disorder, famine, demise and profound social upheaval inside of Russia herself.
A squadron of The Royal Air strength was once despatched via the British govt to aid the White Armies of their fight opposed to the Reds at the entrance south of Moscow. Marion Aten, an American from the southwest who had enlisted within the Royal Flying Corps in 1917, used to be requested via Commanding Officer and WWI ace, Raymond Collishaw, to hitch the squadron. final educate Over Rostov Bridge is the tale of forty seven Squadron’s B Flight, from the summer time of 1919, whilst the convinced cry of the White Armies used to be Na Moskvu!, in the course of the sour autumn and wintry weather retreat within the snow to the Black Sea.
This is a hugely own account of the crusade and used to be written as a rousing yarn of experience for the sake of event, of companionship and bravado, and finally of heartbreak and demise. past the caviar, vodka and lovely Russian ladies, Aten, as a prestigious flyer, had entry to the pinnacle command of the southern Russian armies together with Baron Wrangel and he watched as infighting, corruption and shortage of assets condemned the White reason to break down into chaotic defeat.
Aten labored heavily with specialist author, Arthur Orrmont, at the unique ebook. This fiftieth anniversary version has been newly edited to comprise a wealth of data, together with a brand new creation,
detailed Notes to the textual content, Appendices and formerly unpublished fabric together with infrequent images. final teach Over Rostov Bridge is a memoir of actual strength and readers will lengthy be mindful the lads of B Flight and the cataclysmic occasions of the Russian Civil War.

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Get Commander and Builder of Western Forts: The Life and Times PDF

By Jack Stokes Ballard

ISBN-10: 160344260X

ISBN-13: 9781603442602


During his thirty-eight-year occupation as an army officer, Henry Clay Merriam got the Medal of Honor for his provider within the Civil conflict, rose to prominence within the Western military, and exerted major effect at the American West via setting up army posts, retaining rail traces, and conserving an uneasy peace among settlers and Indians.
Historian Jack Stokes Ballard’s new examine of Merriam’s lifestyles and profession sheds mild at the adventure of the western fortress developers, whose effect at the US westward growth, even though much less dramatic, was once simply as lasting as that of Indian opponents corresponding to Custer and Sheridan. extra, Merriam’s long interval in charge of black troops deals a learn in management and demanding understandings in regards to the stipulations less than which African americans served at the Western frontier.
During the process his carrier, Merriam crisscrossed the rustic, from Brownsville, Texas, to the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver Barracks, serving in jap Washington, California, and Denver.
Drawing widely at the many letters and files linked to Merriam’s lengthy military occupation, Ballard presents his provider in quite a lot of settings, a lot of that have develop into the stuff of Western heritage: from clash with Mexican revolutionaries at the Rio Grande to the miners’ riots in Coeur d’Alene.
Ballard’s cautious examine offers a vibrant photo of the military’s position within the westward expansion.

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Download e-book for kindle: Distant Reaches by TL Farley

By TL Farley

ISBN-10: 1600349196

ISBN-13: 9781600349195

Another Bumpy Ride

Ever try and continue a mystery in a international country?
How approximately using a cab in Boston whereas operating fulltime on the neighborhood Playboy club?
And did you ever are looking to simply RUN clear of all of it !!!

Some days are in actual fact funny.
Other days that start within the absurd can end all of sudden poignant.
And only once shortly, now and again, traditional problems flip our days to the Biblical, and
yes, even unto the Prophetic.

You’ll giggle. it's possible you'll even cry. and you may ask yourself. after which you’ll giggle again.

Truth, as a sensible girl frequently famous, is often stranger than fiction.

Xulon Press released writer TL Farley’s first paintings, whilst Now turns into Too past due, December 2004.

Barnes & Noble,, has associated WNBTL with C.S. Lewis’ mythical apologetic, Mere Christianity, plus Lewis’ captivating The Screwtape Letters, in addition to solar Tzu’s 2500 year-old respected army vintage, The paintings of War.

The writer used to be born in DeKalb, Illinois, June eleven, 1946, approximately 3 o’clock within the morning. He used to be born back on September 22, 1974, approximately 3 o’clock within the afternoon. His schooling contains commencement from St. Mary’s Parochial university; DeKalb neighborhood highschool; the safety details university, castle Slocum, big apple; and the yank Academy of Dramatic Arts, manhattan City.
TL’s heritage: A journey of accountability as an army journalist within the ecu theatre throughout the Vietnam period; a qualified Thespian profession that opened with research and function at Ireland’s nationwide performing corporation, the Abbey gamers, the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, eire; via Off-Broadway; summer time inventory; Mort Siegel’s Workshop, Greenwich Village; and SeenWork, la, California. movie paintings has been interspersed from eire to all 3 coasts of the United States. He has additionally seemed on tv in either eire and the USA.
The Lord known as him to evangelise at mammoth Springs Methodist Church, Cleveland, Tennessee, in December 1974. His name used to be sophisticated to missions within the spring of 1975 at approach of the pass Baptist Church, additionally in Cleveland. He attended Tennessee Temple Bible tuition, Chattanooga, Tennessee. He strives to serve the Lord with gladness!

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Get Discovering South Carolina's Rock Art PDF

By Tommy Charles

ISBN-10: 1570039216

ISBN-13: 9781570039218

For years Tommy Charles scoured South Carolina's upcountry for examples of old rock paintings carvings and work, efforts carried out on behalf of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA). As SCIAA's collections coordinator, Charles gathered enormous box adventure in either prehistoric and historical archaeology and had firsthand involvement in cataloging sixty-four websites of South Carolina rock artwork. Charles chronicles his adventures in exploration and protection in researching South Carolina's Rock Art.

Although local American rock paintings is usual within the western usa or even at many websites east of the Mississippi, it used to be believed to be nearly nonexistent in South Carolina till the Nineteen Eighties, whilst a number of randomly came upon petroglyphs have been mentioned within the upstate. those discoveries set in movement the 1st prepared pastime to spot and record those historic examples of human expression in South Carolina. Over the consequent years, and assisted via a bunch of volunteers and avocational creditors, Charles scoured the Piedmont and mountains of South Carolina looking for extra rock paintings. pissed off through the shortcoming to discover those elusive artifacts, lots of that are eroded virtually past visibility, Charles begun utilizing tools nonetheless thought of unorthodox by means of present medical criteria for archaeological study to aid along with his seek and documentation.

Survey efforts ended in the invention of rock artwork created by means of local american citizens and Europeans. Of specific curiosity are the numerous circle-and-line petroglyphs the survey present in South Carolina. looking a reason behind this repetitive image, Charles's research into those unearths resulted in the invention that comparable motifs have been pointed out alongside the Appalachian Mountains from Alabama to manhattan, in addition to within the American Southwest and Western Europe.

This engrossing account of the quest for South Carolina's rock paintings brings information to the precarious country of those artifacts, threatened not just by means of ordinary attrition but additionally by way of human actions. Charles argues that, if left unprotected, rock paintings is finally doomed to exist in basic terms in our historic records.

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Download e-book for kindle: Vers Ispahan: Œuvre autobiographique d'un officier de marine by Pierre Loti

By Pierre Loti

ISBN-10: 2350743098

ISBN-13: 9782350743097

Pierre Loti livre ses impressions à l. a. découverte d'un Moyen-Orient fastueux et enchanteur.

En mai 1900, de retour d’Inde, Loti entreprend de traverser los angeles Perse (l’Iran actuel) et de se rendre à Ispahan, voyage qu’il raconte dans ce récit publié en 1904. Il est tout d’abord frappé à son arrivée par l. a. imaginative and prescient des monuments d’émail bleu, aperçus de loin. Mais il rapporte que le silence et l’isolement autour de los angeles ville sont tels que l’on se demande si des routes y mènent : on n’y voit que « de grands cimetières abandonnés où paissent les chèvres, de limpides ruisseaux qui courent partout [...], des ruines d’anciennes enceintes crénelées, et rien de plus. » À l’intérieur de los angeles ville, il observe que les édifices qui, au most excellent point, « jouent encore los angeles splendeur », sont en réalité « à moitié dépouillés de leurs patientes mosaïques de faïence et semblent rongés d’une lèpre grise. » Ispahan a pour l’essentiel cessé de vivre depuis l’invasion afghane, estime Loti, qui écrit que « cette position certain au monde, qui a déjà plus de trois cents ans, ne verra certainement pas finir le siècle où nous venons d’entrer… ».

Suivez le advisor et embarquez pour un voyage au cœur de l. a. Perse d'antan, de sa tradition et de ses coutumes !


Qui veut venir avec moi voir à Ispahan los angeles saison des roses, prenne son parti de cheminer lentement à mes côtés, par étapes, ainsi qu’au Moyen Âge. Qui veut venir avec moi voir à Ispahan l. a. saison des roses, consente au chance des chevauchées par les sentiers mauvais où les bêtes tombent, et à l. a. promiscuité des caravansérails où l’on dort entassés dans une area of interest de terre battue, parmi les mouches et l. a. vermine. Qui veut venir avec moi voir apparaître, dans sa triste oasis, au milieu de ses champs de pavots blancs et de ses jardins de roses roses, l. a. vieille ville de ruines et de mystère, avec tous ses dômes bleus, tous ses minarets bleus d’un inaltérable émail ; qui veut venir avec moi voir Ispahan sous le beau ciel de mai, se prépare à de longues marches, au brûlant soleil, dans le vent âpre et froid des altitudes extrêmes, à travers ces plateaux d’Asie, les plus élevés et les plus vastes du monde, qui furent le berceau des humanités, mais sont devenus aujourd’hui des déserts…


Ces textes frappent par leur humour occasionnel, l. a. sobriété savante des descriptions et une nostalgie qui traverse certains passages comme un parfum lointain. - Gerald Messadié, L'internaute


Pierre Loti, nom de plume de Louis Marie Julien Viaud, est né en 1850 à Rochefort et mort en 1923 à Hendaye. Cet officier de marine français a trouvé dans l'écriture un bon moyen de laisser un témoignage de ses nombreux voyages (notamment à Tahiti, au Sénégal, au Japon, en Turquie, etc.). Ses œuvres, principalement autobiographiques, montrent son attirance pour l'exotisme des can pay d'Orient.
Membre de l'Académie française, il est notamment l'auteur du Mariage de Loti, de Madame Chrysanthème ou d'Aziyadé.

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Download e-book for kindle: God, Rocky Trails & The Mountains: True stories of by Judy Madden

By Judy Madden

ISBN-10: 1682563146

ISBN-13: 9781682563144

ISBN-10: 1682563189

ISBN-13: 9781682563182

My packhorse had simply plunged off a three hundred foot cliff within the rugged Cascade Mountains. I cried out, “God, DO something!” Then, as an afterthought I threw in, “I understand! ship angels!”........ And He did!

Two colossal ten-foot angels seemed prior to me, and hovered off the cliff. One looked to be the chief. He requested me, “What do you want?”

I blurted out, “WHAT DO i need? keep MY HORSE!”

The angel was once no longer in a rush. With calm authority, he requested me, “Do you will have the burden, too?

Judy has over 6 a long time of reports operating with horses, and has travelled over 20,000 miles within the Cascades that may tax the hardiest.

She is the founder and director of Shiloh Prayer Ranch for private retreats.

“God, Rocky Trails & The Mountains” is a publication approximately real adventures of the staggering, within the rugged Cascade Mountain diversity of Washington country that might problem your religion, and stir you to grasp you're not on my own in the energy of God’s love and provision.

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Italian Americans--Making America Great by Adolph Caso PDF

By Adolph Caso

there's a common trust between american citizens that the denigration of a component doesn't damage the full. americans of Italian descent particularly were the butt of this false impression: the complete team has suffered for the shady recognition of a few.
The purpose of this e-book, which incorporates fifty brief biographies of guys and girls of Italian descent who've contributed to America's greatness, is to assist rectify this tragic mistake. the yank land has given us the entire capability to ideal ourselves, of which we've not taken complete virtue. The greatness of the lads and girls whose lives are summarized right here may still pervade our very spirits, and make we all a greater people.
From Columbus to Petrone, from Vigo to Giannini, from Paca to Sirica, from Caruso to Sinatra, the yankee of Italian descent have contributed within the most important how you can the advance and enhancement of our American tradition. but as a complete, this team has suffered the main unmerited brutalities and un-necessary prejudices by the hands of fellow american citizens. From the lynching in Louisiana to the mindless mafia craze perpetrated via the media, those americans are singled out extra usually and stereo-typically than the other individual.
Stereotyping one constantly stereotypes the whole.

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From the Sahara to Samarkand: Selected Travel Writings of - download pdf or read online

By Rosita Forbes,Margaret Bald

ISBN-10: 1604190302

ISBN-13: 9781604190304

the intense Rosita Forbes explored the Libyan wilderness, sailed around the pink Sea, and trekked greater than 1000 miles into distant Abyssinia. She wrote a few thirty books approximately those and different trips, in addition to biographies, histories, novels, and memoirs. She was once a extensively released journalist and commentator on foreign affairs, a well-liked lecturer, and a documentary filmmaker. Her tale merits to be retold and her writing stumbled on via a brand new generation.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Wrong Dog: An Unlikely Tale of Unconditional Love by David Elliot Cohen

By David Elliot Cohen

ISBN-10: 0997066415

ISBN-13: 9780997066418

ISBN-10: 0999160249

ISBN-13: 9780999160244

From David Elliot Cohen, the multi-New York Times bestselling writer of One yr Off, The incorrect Dog is the heartwarming, usually hilarious, tale of Simba II, a mischievous white Labrador dog introduced domestic by way of accident.

As he grows into a massive ninety-pound puppy with a major character, Simba cements the bond among households and enriches their lives in numerous ways.

When the family members strikes from San Francisco to manhattan, the writer is charged with bringing Simba to the family’s new domestic, so he and his ally, Erick, load the outdated hound into the again of a station wagon and set out on a 3,300-mile once-in-a-lifetime street journey throughout America.

With stops at dollar Owens’ Crystal Palace; the Las Vegas Strip; Meteor Crater; the Painted barren region; Cadillac Ranch; Winslow, Arizona; Gallup, New Mexico; Graceland, and different all-American landmarks, this attractive and poignant quantity chronicles an epic trip, the unconditional love among one puppy and his relatives, and the sizeable and benevolent function canine play in American relatives lifestyles. yet so much of all, The flawed Dog exhibits us how the tip of existence can occasionally be the richest a part of all.

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