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Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos

By Michael K. Johnson
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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Isbn : 9781628469073
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Social Science
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Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos undertakes an interdisciplinary exploration of the African American West through close readings of texts from a variety of media. This approach allows for both an in-depth analysis of individual texts and a discussion of material often left out or underrepresented in studies focused only on traditional literary material. The book engages heretofore unexamined writing by Rose Gordon, who wrote for local Montana newspapers rather than for a national audience; memoirs and letters of musicians, performers, and singers (such as W. C. Handy and Taylor Gordon), who lived in or wrote about touring the American West; the novels and films of Oscar Micheaux; black-cast westerns starring Herb Jeffries; largely unappreciated and unexamined episodes from the "golden age of western television" that feature African American actors; film and television westerns that use science fiction settings to imagine a "postracial" or "postsoul" frontier; Percival Everett's fiction addressing contemporary black western experience; and movies as recent as Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. Despite recent interest in the history of the African American West, we know very little about how the African American past in the West has been depicted in a full range of imaginative forms. Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos advances our discovery of how the African American West has been experienced, imagined, portrayed, and performed.

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A gripping biography of Admiral Nelson, Napoleonic War hero and one of Britain’s greatest naval tacticians. In the Battle of Trafalgar, Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson sent the signal from his flagship HMS Victory, “England expects that every man will do his duty.” His defeat of the French that day in 1805 was a decisive turning point in the Napoleonic Wars, establishing British control of the seas. His death in that heroic battle gave those words immortal significance. For his bravery in battle and brilliance as a naval tactician, Admiral Nelson remains one of Britain’s most inspiring heroes. In this nuanced and lively biography, Ernle Bradford presents the man behind the legend. From his youthful days in the Royal Navy to his famous battles and scandalous personal life, Horatio Nelson is shown here in all his human complexity. “This skillful portrait . . . combines accessible naval history with a psychological examination of heroism.” —Kirkus Reviews

Shakespearean Playhouses: A History of English Theatres from the Beginnings to the Restoration

By Joseph Quincy Adams
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Isbn : 9781465588241
  • Pages :
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  • Reads : 917
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Read and download full book Shakespearean Playhouses: A History of English Theatres from the Beginnings to the Restoration

The Four Winds

By Kristin Hannah
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : 9781250178626
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 854
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"The Bestselling Hardcover Novel of the Year."--Publishers Weekly From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them. “My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family.” Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows. By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive. In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family. The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it—the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

The Memory Weaver

By Jane Kirkpatrick
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  • Publisher : Revell
  • Isbn : 9781441228208
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 791
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Eliza Spalding Warren was just a child when she was taken hostage by the Cayuse Indians during a massacre in 1847. Now the young mother of two children, Eliza faces a different kind of dislocation; her impulsive husband wants them to make a new start in another territory, which will mean leaving her beloved home and her departed mother's grave--and returning to the land of her captivity. Eliza longs to know how her mother, an early missionary to the Nez Perce Indians, dealt with the challenges of life with a sometimes difficult husband and with her daughter's captivity. When Eliza is finally given her mother's diary, she is stunned to find that her own memories are not necessarily the whole story of what happened. Can she lay the dark past to rest and move on? Or will her childhood memories always hold her hostage? Based on true events, The Memory Weaver is New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick's latest literary journey into the past, where threads of western landscapes, family, and faith weave a tapestry of hope inside every pioneering woman's heart. Readers will find themselves swept up in this emotional story of the memories that entangle us and the healing that awaits us when we bravely unravel the threads of the past.

The Purple Tree

By Frank E. Burdett
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781493134601
  • Pages : 634
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 887
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Life has no particular ceremony for choosing people to be thrust into the open public arena, whether favourable or not. Many times this happens with or without any actual input by that unsuspecting human being. Frank E. Burdett is one such person. He volunteered and joined the New Zealand Army to fi ght the Terrorists in the jungles of Malaysia. In one single night, his life changed forever when a man-eating tiger chose him as its next victim. Frank was attacked, mauled and dragged backwards along the rough and uneven jungle fl oor. This experience is related in his book, “Sons of the Brave”. Frank was diagnosed with terminal metastasized melanoma cancer. In July 2010 he was given 6 months to live after surgery and radiation treatment for cancer of both lungs, liver and bowel; but he then decided to undertake an alternative medical treatment and has been, to date, four years free of any cancer. He was encouraged to write his story by a leading oncologist in Brisbane in order to help other cancer victims. That book is entitled “I Survived Metastacised Melanoma Cancer!” “The Purple Tree” was written during his recovery period and allowed him to freely research his material, through friends, neighbours and well-meaning Australians. It has taken a long time to bring to light this interesting story about life in the Outback.

Girl, Woman, Other

By Bernardine Evaristo
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  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Isbn : 9780802156990
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 234
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE “A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood . . . An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves . . . Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum.” —Booker Prize Judges Bernardine Evaristo is the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and the first black woman to receive this highest literary honor in the English language. Girl, Woman, Other is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women that paints a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and looks back to the legacy of Britain’s colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean. The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives: Amma is a newly acclaimed playwright whose work often explores her Black lesbian identity; her old friend Shirley is a teacher, jaded after decades of work in London’s funding-deprived schools; Carole, one of Shirley’s former students, is a successful investment banker; Carole’s mother Bummi works as a cleaner and worries about her daughter’s lack of rootedness despite her obvious achievements. From a nonbinary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm in Northern England, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class. Sparklingly witty and filled with emotion, centering voices we often see othered, and written in an innovative fast-moving form that borrows technique from poetry, Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic and richly textured social novel that shows a side of Britain we rarely see, one that reminds us of all that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart.

HALLOWEEN COLLECTION TREAT

By Théophile Gautier,Bram Stoker,Richard Marsh,Edgar Allan Poe,Henry James,Algernon Blackwood,H. P. Lovecraft,M. R. James,Wilkie Collins,E. F. Benson,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Ambrose Bierce,Arthur Machen,William Hope Hodgson,M. P. Shiel,Arthur Conan Doyle,Ralph Adams Cram,Grant Allen,Horace Walpole,William Thomas Beckford,Matthew Gregory Lewis,Ann Radcliffe,Jane Austen,Charlotte Brontë,Emily Brontë,Charles Dickens,Oscar Wilde,Gaston Leroux,Marjorie Bowen,Percy Bysshe Shelley,Theodor Storm,Thomas Love Peacock,Charles Maturin,Charles Brockden Brown,Mary Shelley,John William Polidori,Guy Boothby,Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,George W. M. Reynolds,Thomas Hardy,Rudyard Kipling,Guy de Maupassant,Elizabeth Gaskell,Lafcadio Hearn,Jerome K. Jerome,Fitz-James O'Brien,Catherine Crowe,Émile Erckmann,Alexandre Chatrian,Pedro De Alarçon,Walter Hubbell,Amelia B. Edwards,Washington Irving,John Meade Falkner,Mary E. Wilkins Freeman,Louisa M. Alcott,Edith Nesbit,Mary Louisa Molesworth,Francis Marion Crawford,Gertrude Atherton,John Kendrick Bangs,J. K. Huysmans,John Buchan,Sabine Baring-Gould,Sax Rohmer,Cleveland Moffett,Louis Tracy,Nikolai Gogol,James Malcolm Rymer,Thomas Peckett Prest,Frederick Marryat,Robert Louis Stevenson,H. G. Wells,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,W. W. Jacobs,H. H. Munro,Wilhelm Hauff,Adelbert von Chamisso,Mary Elizabeth Braddon,Robert W. Chambers,Edward Bulwer-Lytton,Thomas De Quincey,William Makepeace Thackeray,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Robert E. Howard,David Lindsay,Marie Belloc Lowndes,Edward Bellamy,Eleanor M. Ingram,Marie Corelli,J. Meade Falkner,Thomas Mayne Reid,George Sylvester Viereck,William Harrison Ainsworth,John R. Musick,Fred M. White,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Daniel Defoe,Jack London,George MacDonald,Mark Twain,Pliny the Younger,Mrs. Margaret Oliphant,Helena Blavatsky,Fergus Hume,Florence Marryat,Villiers de l'Isle Adam,William Archer,William F. Harvey,Katherine Rickford,Leopold Kompert,Vincent O'Sullivan,Ellis Parker Butler,A. T. Quiller-Couch,Fiona Macleod,William T. Stead,Gambier Bolton,Andrew Jackson Davis,Nizida,Walter F. Prince,Chester Bailey Fernald,Brander Matthews,Leonard Kip,Frank R. Stockton,Bithia Mary Croker,Catherine L. Pirkis,Anatole France,Richard Le Gallienne,Olivia Howard Dunbar,S. Mukerji
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664557858
  • Pages : 29324
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 581
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This meticulously edited horror collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: H. P. Lovecraft: The Tomb The Dunwich Horror The Shunned House Bram Stoker: Dracula The Dualists Edgar Allan Poe: The Cask of Amontillado The Mystery of Marie Rogêt The Premature Burial Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Evil Eye Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan The Terror William Hope Hodgson: The Ghost Pirates The Night Land Algernon Blackwood: The Willows The Wendigo A Haunted Island Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla The Wyvern Mystery The Dead Sexton M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Washington Irving: Rip Van Winkle The Legend of Sleepy Hollow E. F. Benson: The Terror by Night Wilkie Collins: The Dead Secret The Haunted Hotel Arthur Conan Doyle: The Beetle Hunter The Black Doctor Charles Dickens: The Signal-Man The aunted House Henry James: The Turn of the Screw The Third Person Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom Rickshaw My Own True Ghost Story Robert Louis Stevenson: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Markheim The Body-Snatcher Robert E. Howard: Beyond the Black River Devil in Iron People of the Dark Nathaniel Hawthorne: Rappaccini's Daughter The Birth Mark Ambrose Bierce: Can Such Things Be? Present at a Hanging M. P. Shiel: Shapes in the Fire Ralph Adams Cram: Black Spirits and White Grant Allen: Dr. Greatrex's Engagement The Mysterious Occurrence in Piccadilly Frederick Marryat: The Phantom Ship The Were-Wolf James Malcolm Rymer: Sweeney Todd H. G. Wells: The Island of Doctor Moreau Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls H. H. Munro (Saki): The Wolves of Cernogratz Mary Elizabeth Braddon: The Shadow in the Corner Fred M. White: Powers of Darkness The Doom of London Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Haunted and the Haunters E. T. A. Hoffmann: The Devil's Elixirs The Deserted House Marie Belloc Lowndes: From Out the Vast Deep Eleanor M. Ingram: The Thing from the Lake Marie Corelli: The Sorrows of Satan Thomas Reid ...

Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection

By E. A. Wallis Budge
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Isbn : 9780486144900
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 168
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Volume 2 of the most comprehensive, scholarly work on Osiris. Includes translations of numerous texts, reproductions of classical Egyptian art—iconography, the Heaven of Osiris, liturgy, shrines and mysteries, funeral and burial practices, human sacrifice, judge of the dead, links between Osiris worship and African religions, much more..

In Those Days

By Valerie Strong
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1453592067
  • Pages : 331
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 463
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This memoir takes the reader through childhood travel with an independent mother before World War II, to England, Barbados and France and on to adventures in Greece and Ohio which include animals, children and a Greek mother-in-law, concluding with the death of her father in 1985. The book starts with her childhood in Canada. Trips by steamship with her mother are described ending with fl ight from France just before the German occupati on and the perilous convoy back to the safety of Canada. The Canadian school, subsequent college and scholarship to France end in marriage to a Greek student. Aft er his appointment as history professor at Hiram College in Ohio she follows him through scholarships and grants to Madison Wisconsin, Brussels Belgium, Washington D.C. and the Gennadius library in Athens Greece. This book is insightf ul and humorous in the portrayal of travel and the mingling of families of diff erent backgrounds. Her life was infl uenced by two powerful women, her mother and her mother-in-law. Although from diff erent cultures, these women were ahead of their ti mes; strong willed and courageous. Subconsciously these women prepared her to carry on aft er the devastati ng end of her marriage and the unexpected death of her mother. When she found it diffi cult to make ends meet their example encouraged her to take successful rug buying trips to Iran and Turkey and later to start a career as a landscape designer. Aft er her father’s death she became a landscape designer, studying in Ohio, England and France. Some of her experiences in Northeast Ohio are recorded in All My Phlox, published by Kent University Press, 1999