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Sitka

By Louis L'Amour
  • Writer : Louis L'Amour
  • Isbn : 0804180318
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 175
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BLOOD AND ICE Majestically it rose from the icy waters, the gateway to the awesome wilderness of Alaska. Sitka drew all brand of adventurers, con men, criminals, and pioneers—men such as trail-tough, battle-hardened Jean LaBarge. He left the swamps of the Susquehanna behind for the rugged beauty—and deadly challenges—of this frozen frontier. But the empire-hungry Russians had already established a foothold in Sitka and they wouldn’t give it up without a fierce and treacherous struggle that stretched from San Francisco to the palaces of St. Petersburg. Now Jean faces the most dangerous fight of his life: a fight for a passionate woman and the right to claim Alaska for America.

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  • Pdf File: irish-wolfhound.pdf

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The tallest dog in the world, the Irish Wolfhound is the true "gentle giant" of the dog world, clad in its characteristic rough coat and standing no less than 31 inches at the shoulder. The breed's devotion to its family, coupled with its bravery and courage, are the stuff of legends, many of which are retold in this Comprehensive Owner's Guide. In the chapter on the breed's history, author Alice Kane explores the Irish Wolfhound's fascinating origins in Ireland and beyond; she is joined by breed expert Gretchen Bernardi, who has provided an excellent and concise history of the Wolfhound in the United States. As Kane discusses in the chapter on the breed's characteristics, the Irish Wolfhound is among the friendliest of all dogs, though he requires a special owner who is able to give him the training, care, and accommodations he needs. As a companion for an active family with children, a more reliable and kinder dog cannot be found.New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author's advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.

The Mastiff - A Complete Anthology of the Breed

By Various Authors
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn Code : 1447491920
  • Number of Pages : 268
  • Category : Nature
  • Reviews : 806
  • Pdf File: the-mastiff-a-complete-anthology-of-the-breed.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The Mastiff - A Complete Anthology of the Dog gathers together all the best early writing on the breed from our library of scarce, out-of-print antiquarian books and documents and reprints it in a quality, modern edition. This anthology includes chapters taken from a comprehensive range of books, many of them now rare and much sought-after works, all of them written by renowned breed experts of their day. These books are treasure troves of information about the breed - The physical points, temperaments, and special abilities are given; celebrated dogs are discussed and pictured; and the history of the breed and pedigrees of famous champions are also provided. The contents were well illustrated with numerous photographs of leading and famous dogs of that era and these are all reproduced to the highest quality. Books used include: My Dog And I by H. W. Huntington (1897), Dogs Of The World by Arthur Craven (1931), Hutchinson's Dog Encyclopaedia by Walter Hutchinson (1935) and many others.

West of Everything

By Jane Tompkins
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn Code : 0198023715
  • Number of Pages : 264
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 114
  • Pdf File: west-of-everything.pdf

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A leading figure in the debate over the literary canon, Jane Tompkins was one of the first to point to the ongoing relevance of popular women's fiction in the 19th century, long overlooked or scorned by literary critics. Now, in West of Everything, Tompkins shows how popular novels and films of the American west have shaped the emotional lives of people in our time. Into this world full of violence and manly courage, the world of John Wayne and Louis L'Amour, Tompkins takes her readers, letting them feel what the hero feels, endure what he endures. Writing with sympathy, insight, and respect, she probes the main elements of the Western--its preoccupation with death, its barren landscapes, galloping horses, hard-bitten men and marginalized women--revealing the view of reality and code of behavior these features contain. She considers the Western hero's attraction to pain, his fear of women and language, his desire to dominate the environment--and to merge with it. In fact, Tompkins argues, for better or worse Westerns have taught us all--men especially--how to behave. It was as a reaction against popular women's novels and women's invasion of the public sphere that Westerns originated, Tompkins maintains. With Westerns, men were reclaiming cultural territory, countering the inwardness, spirituality, and domesticity of the sentimental writers, with a rough and tumble, secular, man-centered world. Tompkins brings these insights to bear in considering film classics such as Red River and Lonely Are the Brave, and novels such as Louis L'Amour's Last of the Breed and Owen Wister's The Virginian. In one of the most moving chapters (chosen for Best American Essays of 1991), Ttompkins shows how the life of Buffalo Bill Cody, killer of Native Americans and charismatic star of the Wild West show, evokes the contradictory feelings which the Western typically elicits--horror and fascination with violence, but also love and respect for the romantic ideal of the cowboy. Whether interpreting a photograph of John Wayne of meditating on the slaughter of cattle, Jane Tompkins writes with humor, compassion, and a provocative intellect. Her book will appeak to many Americans who read or watch Westerns, and to all those interested in a serious approach to popular culture.

Elements

By Casey Clabough
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  • Publisher : Mercer University Press
  • Isbn Code : 9780865547438
  • Number of Pages : 216
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 970
  • Pdf File: elements.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Elements: The Novels of James Dickey draws upon previously undiscussed manuscripts and notes to articulate Dickey's fictional vision as it appears in his three published novels, while also examining his early unpublished fiction and post deliverance screenplays. The book's thesis follows Dickey's philosophical and verbal theorgy for his published fiction (the practice of merging), illustrating the multifaceted and layered manner in which it functions, encompassing protagonist and environment and reader and text. Just as Ed Gentry, Joel Cahill, and Muldrow assume the essence of their respective environments, the reader is subtly asked to become a part of the text while retaining cognitive independence "to blend in the place your're in, but with a mind to do something" (To the White Sea 273). Having explored the connective qualities of Dickey's published novels, the book's final chapter turns to a summary of Dickey's unpublished and largely unknown fiction. Discussing a novel manuscript, four short stories, three screenplays, and five screenplay prospecti, the chapter seeks to summarize these heretofore undiscussed works while also tracing their similarities with the published texts.

The Dobermann Pinscher - History And Development Of The Breed

By Philipp Gruenig
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn Code : 1447498496
  • Number of Pages : 356
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 670
  • Pdf File: the-dobermann-pinscher-history-and-development-of-the-breed.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Gruenig's The Dobermann Pinscher is well renowned as the best and most knowledgeable book on the Dobermann available. This title is designed particularly for the experienced breeders and owners and as a vehicle for bringing them exact information to supplement the knowledge obtained from his practical experience.

The Sheepdog - A Complete Anthology of the Breeds

By Various Authors
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn Code : 1447491955
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Category : Nature
  • Reviews : 956
  • Pdf File: the-sheepdog-a-complete-anthology-of-the-breeds.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The Sheepdog - A Complete Anthology of the Dog gathers together all the best early writing on the breeds from our library of scarce, out-of-print antiquarian books and documents and reprints it in a quality, modern edition. This anthology includes chapters taken from a comprehensive range of books, many of them now rare and much sought-after works, all of them written by renowned breed experts of their day. These books are treasure troves of information about the breeds - The physical points, temperaments, and special abilities are given; celebrated dogs are discussed and pictured; and the history of each breed and pedigrees of famous champions are also provided. The contents were well illustrated with numerous photographs of leading and famous dogs of that era and these are all reproduced to the highest quality. Books used include: House Dogs And Sporting Dogs by John Meyrick (1861), Dogs Of The World by Arthur Craven (1931), The Book Of Dogs by Stanley West (1935) and many others. This Volume contains information on Sheepdogs from around the world.

The Last of the Mohicans

By James Fenimore Cooper
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn Code : 9176393313
  • Number of Pages : 415
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 107
  • Pdf File: the-last-of-the-mohicans.pdf

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"I too can play the madman, the fool, the hero; in short, any or everything to rescue her I love." The war between the British and the French is raging in North America. Amidst the chaos, a small party lead by Hawkeye, a white man raised by Natives, is trying to get the British Munro sisters safely to Fort William Henry. But not everyone in their party can be trusted, and their destination is not as save as it once was. A historically profound adventure story of brave and honorable men, ‘The Last of the Mohicans’ (1826) is not to be missed. In 1993, it was famously made into an award-winning movie of the same name, starring the legendary Daniel Day-Lewis. James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was an American writer and seaman, popular for his historical and political fiction. His most famous work is ‘The Last of the Mohicans’, which is the second in a series of five about life among Indians and white pioneers.

The Last Blues Preacher

By Zach Mills
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  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Isbn Code : 1506446558
  • Number of Pages : 277
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 771
  • Pdf File: the-last-blues-preacher.pdf

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Born in 1925 into a life of sharecropping in Brownsville, Tennessee, Clay Evans was desperate to escape life working for the descendants of plantation owners. At night, he listened to jazz musicians like Cab Calloway and Guy Lombardo on the radio and imagined one day singing on a secular stage. But a greater calling drew Evans into ministry, and he soon stood upon a unique stage as one of America's most famous gospel singers, civil rights heroes, and the godfather of Chicago's black preachers. From this stage Clay sought to rescue his family from poverty and inspire a city and a nation to see, hear, and witness the dignity and value of black lives. Zach Mills's lively and powerful biography, The Last Blues Preacher, brings the life and work of Reverend Evans into our time and examines how current national conversations on race, religion, politics, and popular culture can and should inform contemporary activism.

The Jamestown Furniture Industry

By Clarence Carlson
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  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1625847793
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 545
  • Pdf File: the-jamestown-furniture-industry.pdf

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While all but gone today, Jamestown's furniture industry was once the second-largest producer of furniture in the United States. Manufacturing boomed from 1816, when William Breed and Royal Keyes opened their shops, to the 1920s, when Jamestown was still one of the top wood furniture producers in the country. In the nineteenth century, the thriving railroad industry allowed Jamestown's quality creations to be distributed nationwide. After the Civil War, an influx of Swedish immigrants brought their craftsmanship and skills to Jamestown, forming Morgan Manufacturing, Empire Furniture Company and many others. Then, their pieces were valued for quality and durability; today, they're coveted by collectors as beautiful antiques. Local expert Clarence Carlson uncovers the fascinating story of Jamestown furniture.

The Whippet Handbook - Giving the Early and Contemporary History of the Breed, Its Show Career, Its Points and Breeding (a Vintage Dog Books Breed Cla

By W. Lewis Renwick
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn Code : 1446549917
  • Number of Pages : 124
  • Category : Pets
  • Reviews : 990
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Book Excerpt:

"The Author of this book, Mr W. Lewis Renwick, who is the leading authority on the Whippet, has given us here a new angle on the evolution of this popular breed, which is bound to interest all dog lovers. It is also felt certain that his experience, which is gained by over fifty years as Breeder, Exhibitor and Judge, will be of great help to the novice and of interest to all who keep dogs and especially to those who have dogs of the Coursing Breeds. The book itself, while dealing with every up-to-date facet of the Whippet world is rich in historical allusions, and well illustrated with portraits of past and present examples of the breed." Contents Include ORIGIN AND HISTORY: A Miniature Greyhound Whippet Racing Whippet Coursing. EARLY AND CONTEMPORARY SHOW DOGS: Pillars of the Breed Well-Known Prefixes. THE STANDARD: The American Standard Notes on Conformation. BREEDING: Importance of Pedigree Some Important Pedigrees The Litter Dew Claws Some Further Thoughts on Breeding. FEEDING: Puppy Feeding Adult Feeding. EXHIBITING: Getting Ready Sow Procedure Classes Definitions of Classes. BREED CLUBS AND THEIR SECRETARIES GLOSSARY AND TERMS

The History Of The Irish Wolfdog

By Edmund Hogan
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn Code : 1447484908
  • Number of Pages : 168
  • Category : Pets
  • Reviews : 367
  • Pdf File: the-history-of-the-irish-wolfdog.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Originally published in 1897 this was one of the rarest early monographs on this noble breed. The illustrated contents include: Early History of the Irish Greyhound - The Wolf Hunting Greyhound - The Nineteenth Century Claimant - Descent of the Modern Wolfdog - Hounds and Hunting in Ancient Ireland, etc. Many of the earliest dog books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Reagan Years: a Social History of the 1980’S

By Richard Stanley
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn Code : 1532037716
  • Number of Pages : 324
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 927
  • Pdf File: the-reagan-years.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Ronald Reagans legacy as president is nearly unparalleled in American history due to his domestic and foreign policy leadership. Reagans contrarian insistence on advocating limited government and supply-side economics drew much bipartisan criticism, causing the Great Communicator to take his argument that lowering taxes would encourage economic growth directly to the people. The result? Congress granted $750 billion in tax cuts in 1981. The Reagan Revolution had begun. By mid-1983, the nations economy was booming. On President Reagans first day in office, the Iran Hostage Crisis finally came to an end. Fifty-two American embassy personnel held hostage by a defiant Iran during the last four hundred-plus days of the Carter administration were freeda definite win for all Americans. But Reagan soon was widely criticized for insulting Russias leaders by calling the Soviet Union the evil empire. Later, Reagan was criticized at home and abroad for challenging Soviet premier Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. Reagans most criticized proposal of all, however, was his insistence on developing his Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)space weapons to defend America from incoming Soviet nuclear missiles. Domestic critics dismissed his proposal as a Star Wars fantasy (but the Soviets feared SDI). By December 1991, it was clear that Reagans Star Wars fantasy helped cause the bankruptcy and total collapse of the Soviet Union, bringing a peaceful end to the decades-long Cold War.

New York Nights

By Nick Catalano
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn Code : 9780595606894
  • Number of Pages : 296
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 364
  • Pdf File: new-york-nights.pdf

Book Excerpt:

New York Nights shares the personal experiences, gossipy anecdotes, and critical commentary of a television and concert producer who has been firmly entrenched in the exciting and unpredictable comedy and jazz scene in a city that never sleeps. Producer Nick Catalano introduced early audiences to the comedy of Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Maher, Richard Lewis, Robert Klein, Larry David, Sam Kinison, Ray Romano, and many others. In this compelling collection of stories, Catalano reminisces about how these comedians started in the business and also includes details about the hangouts of jazz legends like Miles Davis, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, and Max Roach. A reviewer and essayist, Catalano shares his night club observations on the performances of such well-known singers as Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mathis, and Mel Torm and his critical commentary on the writing of luminaries such as Dorothy Parker, H.L. Mencken and Budd Schulberg. For those who have never experienced the excitement of sitting in an aisle seat at the Metropolitan Opera, Catalano deftly recreates the scene and what it is like to witness the magic and incredible talent of Placido Domingo and Therese Stratas. New York Nights puts its finger on the pulse of an incredible and vast cultural landscape and offers an intriguing and entertaining behind-the-scenes look at a world like no other.