To Have And To Hold Cortero Pantheon Edition

Autore: Mary Johnston
Editore: Fireship Press
ISBN: 1934757136
Grandezza: 54,35 MB
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To Have and to Hold introduced 20th century readers to what would become the fast-paced historical thriller of today. Released in February, 1900, it sold over 220,000 copies in just twelve weeks, and launched the career of one of the South's most talented writers, Mary Johnston. The plot is tailor-made for action. A beautiful maid-of-honor, a ward of King James I, escapes marriage to a libertine nobleman, who is the king's favorite. She flees to colonial Virginia with a cargo of brides sent out by the Virginia Company of London, and marries a rough, hard-working, settler. He turns out to be a former English soldier and a famous swordsman, who must now defend his wife against her former fiancee who has tracked her to Jamestown. From that starting point, we are treated to duels, shipwrecks, sieges, poisonings, adventures with pirates, and capture by indians-each following the other with breathtaking rapidity. To Have and to Hold was the first romance novel to go #1 on an official bestseller list. It was the inspiration for two movies and a musical drama, and was the first movie to be remade into a second version. "Daringly and dazzlingly written, full of vigorous movement; the characters are boldly outlined and the scenery is polychromatic. - Ernest A. Baker - Author - A Guide to Historical Fiction and The History of the English Novel"

Sir Mortimer

Autore: Mary Johnston
Editore: Fireship Press
ISBN: 1934757268
Grandezza: 79,42 MB
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Another of Mary Johnston's dazzling novels of fighting, romance, and adventure-this time on the Spanish Main! Sir Mortimer Ferne is a privateer-a legalized pirate-licensed by Queen Elizabeth I to prey on enemy ships. All is going well until Sir Mortimer becomes the victim of an ingenious, but malicious, trick in which he is made out to be a traitor. As a result, he loses everything-his status in court, his friends, his fortune, and worst of all, his honor. This launches him on a quest to gain it all back; but there are forces that do not want him to succeed in that task. In the process of Sir Mortimer's struggle, we become witnesses to Sir Francis Drake's capture of Cartagena, and Robert Dudley's expedition to Flushing, both in 1585. It is a story of English sea-dogs on the Spanish Main; but it is done with Mary Johnston's incredible eye for historical detail, and her gift for telling a rollicking good tale. Sir Mortimer was Johnston's third book to "go gold." It was the fifth bestselling book of 1905, following the previous successes of Audrey (No. 5 in 1902) and To Have and to Hold (No. 1 in 1900).

The Crisis Cortero Pantheon Edition

Autore: Winston S. Churchill
Editore: Fireship Press
ISBN: 1934757837
Grandezza: 31,28 MB
Formato: PDF
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Missouri was in a delicate position in the years leading up to the Civil War. The state had been forged by two streams of immigrants, one from the north and one from the south. As a result, half of it was in favor of slavery, and half was against it. Indeed, when the Civil War finally broke out, the state had a star on the flag of both sides. The story is set initially in St. Louis where Stephen Brice, a talented young lawyer, arrives to work at a prestigious law firm. He quickly makes a name for himself in the community, and soon falls in love with Virginia Carvel, a young lady whose family is deeply Southern. After meeting Abraham Lincoln, he becomes convinced that no country can exist half-slave and half-free; and becomes an abolitionist. Needless to say, this does not sit well with the young lady, who would now rather die than marry a Yankee. When the shots were fired at Fort Sumter in 1861, they echoed all the way to St. Louis. It was time to decide. Slave or free? Union or Confederacy? The nation had to choose; and so did Stephen Brice and Virginia Carvel. The Crisis contains superb and well-researched descriptions of life in the Western theater of the war. Historical characters, such as Grant, Sherman, and Lincoln, are introduced naturally and realistic-ally. It is perhaps for these reasons, plus the riveting twists and turns of the plot, that The Crisis became a number one best seller. The author, Winston Churchill, is not to be confused with the man who would eventually become Britain's prime minister. Indeed, in his day, the American author was by far the more famous of the two.

Cahuachi In The Ancient Nasca World

Autore: Helaine Silverman
Editore: University Of Iowa Press
ISBN:
Grandezza: 17,55 MB
Formato: PDF
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Ever since its scientific discovery, the great Nasca site of Cahuachi on the south coast of the Central Andes has captured the attention of archaeologists, art historians, and the general public. Until Helaine Silverman's fieldwork, however, ancient Nasca culture was seen as an archaeological construct devoid of societal content. Silverman's long-term, multistage research as published in this volume reconstructs Nasca society and contextualizes the traces of this brilliant civilization (ca. 200 B.C.-A.D. 600). Silverman shows that Cahuachi was much larger and more complex than portrayed in the current literature but that, surprisingly, it was not a densely populated city. Rather, Cahuachi was a grand ceremonial center whose population, size, density, and composition changed to accommodate a ritual and political calendar. Silverman meticulously presents and interprets an abundance of current data on the physical complexities, burials, and artifacts of this prominent site; in addition, she synthesizes the history of previous fieldwork at Cahuachi and introduces a corrected map and a new chronological chart for the Rio Grande de Nazca drainage system. On the basis of empirical field data, ethnographic analogy, and settlement pattern analysis, Silverman constructs an Andean model of Nasca culture that is crucial to understanding the development of complex society in the Central Andes. Written in a clear and concise style and generously illustrated, this first synthesis of the published data about the ancient Nasca world will appeal to all archaeologists, art historians, urban anthropologists, and historians of ancient civilizations.

A Guide To Historical Fiction

Autore: Ernest Albert Baker
Editore: Arkose Press
ISBN: 9781345804690
Grandezza: 26,82 MB
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Car And Driver

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Grandezza: 71,57 MB
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Needed But Unwanted

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Editore: CIIR
ISBN: 9781852873035
Grandezza: 72,21 MB
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Introduction To Dominican Blackness

Autore: Silvio Torres-Saillant
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 75,65 MB
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Precarious Claims

Autore: Shannon Gleeson
Editore:
ISBN: 9780520288782
Grandezza: 32,98 MB
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At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's new open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Precarious Claims tells the human story behind the bureaucratic process of fighting for justice in the U.S. workplace. The global economy has fueled vast concentrations of wealth that have driven a demand for cheap and flexible labor. Workplace violations such as wage theft, unsafe work environments, and discrimination are widespread in low-wage industries such as retail, restaurants, hospitality, and domestic work, where jobs are often held by immigrants and other vulnerable workers. How and why do these workers, despite enormous barriers, come forward to seek justice, and what happens once they do? Based on extensive fieldwork in Northern California, Gleeson investigates the array of gatekeepers with whom workers must negotiate in the labor standards enforcement bureaucracy and, ultimately, the limited reach of formal legal protections. The author also tracks how workplace injustices--and the arduous process of contesting them--carry long-term effects on their everyday lives. Workers sometimes win, but their chances are precarious at best.

Citizenship From Below

Autore: Mimi Sheller
Editore: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822349531
Grandezza: 25,87 MB
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This work starts with a substantial historical account of the different ways that freedom, race and gender were intertwined in Jamaica and Haiti after the end of slavery. Newly free men and women were rebound into a racialized class order with acceptable and unacceptable forms of masculinity and femininity. Sheller traces these histories of racialized and sexualized forms of freedom to the present.