A Man And His Mountain

Author: Rob Linson
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 145000766X
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A Man and His Mountain is the story of a man who starts and builds one of the biggest ranches in the southwest. It tells of the struggles against weather, wilderness, and men, in a time when the country was untamed, and so were the men. It was a tough time and required a tough man, to handle it. At times he took matters into his own hands, for there was no law. During this time, good or bad, he finds a woman. Together they raise a family, strong and just. Together, the family builds the great Star Ranch. They also add to the stories, legends and history of the great American southwest.

A Man And His Mountain

Author: Hugh McLeave
Editor: MacMillan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780025836709
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A Man And His Mountain

Author: Edward Humes
Editor: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781610394208
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The story of self-made billionaire Jess Jackson, who put Chardonnay on America's tables as he built the Kendall–Jackson wine empire from a few mountainous acres of grapes, and raced the Horse of the Year three years in a row, is a remarkable tale of romance, risk, and reinvention—perhaps the greatest second act in the history of American business. Jess Stonestreet Jackson was one of a small band of pioneering entrepreneurs who put California's Wine Country on the map. His life story is a compelling slice of history, daring, innovation, feuds, intrigue, talent, mystique, and luck. Admirers and detractors alike have called him the Steve Jobs of wine—a brilliant, infuriating, contrarian gambler who seemed to win more than his share by anticipating consumers' desires with uncanny skill. Time after time his decisions would be ignored and derided, then envied and imitated as competitors struggled to catch up. He founded Kendall–Jackson with a single, tiny vineyard and a belief that there could be more to California Wine Country than jugs of bottom-shelf screw-top. Today, Kendall–Jackson and its 14,000 acres of coastal and mountain vineyards produce a host of award-winning wines, including the most popular Chardonnay in the world, which was born out of a catastrophe that nearly broke Jackson. The empire Jackson built endures and thrives as a family-run leader of the American wine industry. Jess Jackson entered the horseracing game just as dramatically. He brought con men to justice, exposed industry-wide corruption in court and Congress, then exacted the best revenge of all: race after race, he defied conventional wisdom with one high-stakes winner after another, capped by the epic season of Rachel Alexandra, the first filly to win the Preakness in nearly a century, cementing Jackson's reputation as America's king of wine and horses.

The Man Who Moved A Mountain

Author: Richard C. Davids
Editor: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800612375
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This biography of Reverend Bob Childress of the Blue Ridge Mountains has been compared to the tales of Mark Twain and the Mississippi. Shows Childress' transforming effects on rough and wild mountain communities.

Truman Of St Helens The Man And His Mountain

Author: Shirley Rosen
Editor: Discover Your Northwest
ISBN: 9780914019725
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At 8:32am, Sunday, May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington State with the explosive force of more than 20 million tons of TNT. It remains the most deadly and economically destructive volcanic eruption in the history of the United States. When author Shirley Rosen first heard the news, her immediate thoughts were of her 83-year-old uncle, Harry Truman, who owned the 50-acre Mt. St. Helens Lodge resort on the shores of Spirit Lake. Harry was his given name, but if anyone asked he'd say, "Just call me Truman." Drawing from interviews and memories of working at Truman's lodge, Shirley Rosen tells the story of this salty curmudgeon who became an American folk hero during the eruption of Mount St. Helens. When the mountain gave warnings of impending danger, Truman defiantly refused to leave his home of 55 years. His rugged independence, hard-nosed business sense, and infectious humor embodied the spirit of the nation, capturing its attention and its heart. In the end, the mountain he loved had the final word. Truman's story remains a Northwest original and is forever embedded within the dynamic slopes of Mount St. Helens.

A Man To Match The Mountain

Author: David Roper
Editor: Our Daily Bread Publishing
ISBN: 157293560X
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Looking for something rich in content, biblically relevant, and character building for all the men in your life? A Man to Match the Mountain takes an honest look at the lives of several Old Testament men, draws on his own life experiences, and shows how God uses adversity to build integrity and strength. You'll see how Gideon, Elijah, Moses, Caleb, and others either reached their pinnacle or tumbled to their undoing. Eleven short chapters make it a perfect book for men with busy schedules.

Man Upon His Mountain

Author: Niall Brennan
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ISBN: 9780959987966
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A History Of Oregon 1792 1849

Author: William Henry Gray
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Man In The Mountain

Author: Natalie Ramm
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ISBN: 9781857144789
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Age range 3 to 6 The man in the mountain lay dozing for years And all kinds of music would play in his ears... The man in the mountain loves the view from his home of the ocean and forest, but he yearns to see more of the world. Yet whenever he tries to move, he terrifies the woodland creatures around him. Only a small, well-travelled cuckoo is brave enough to come to his rescue... Inspired by themes of freedom and friendship, Man in the Mountain is a charming rhyming story that evokes the beauty of the natural world. Illustrator Gaia D'Alconzo brings Natalie Ramm's verse to life with playful and heartwarming illustrations.

Mountain Man

Author: Sean Edge
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465310460
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Prologue Spring, Colorado, 1981 ONE of the severest winters in North American history exploded in a cataclysm of spring madness: rushing water, melting snow and ice thundered down the Colorado Rocky Mountains rearranging the high country and lowlands beyond recognition. Boulders torn from the warming earth crashed into trees; revised river courses and blocked creeks. Acres of uprooted pine littered the valley floors, glistened in the March sunshine. Yet this insanity had ended swiftly when nature blew away her winter temper and the warm Chinook winds breathed merciful life into the devastation. Stunned, mountain animals moved through the ruins like humans after a bombing raid: mooching ill tempered among the debris they scavenged for food; beavers utilised fallen timber to build underwater lodges away from the grizzly he-bear who lived on Devil Mountain! Named for its twin horned peaks, Devil Mountain was a fourteen thousand feet colossus dominating the wilderness with incomparable magnificence. Situated on the eastern fringe of the Roan Plateau skirting the Arapaho National Forest, it dwarfed everything. Billions of tons of impregnable landmass gouged from the earth’s core before the Ice Age had merged into a vast tangle of rock sweeping savagely to the sky; thrusting from the morass the mammoth devil-horns soared forever upward beyond the clouds. A terrifying presence plagued by the cruellest elements, Devil Mountain was shrouded with superstition of missing men who had ventured too high, was loathed, feared for the he-bear who prowled its awesome spaces. Like his mountain home the grizzly was majestic. Eight hundred pound Titan, he was the supreme power among animals. Eight feet tall on powerful hind legs, his call would fill the big country and meadows below warning of his dominance and perpetual anger. Nor did he like Man, or male lion from the nearby box canyon constantly urged by his mate to reclaim old territory from the he-bear. There had been friction between bear and cats since their arrival four seasons ago. Dismissing his enemies, he hurried along the wind line, the heady pleasure of his old female’s smell strong in his nostrils. She would be with the two cubs. Unlike other males, he loved his family. Above, a female eagle planed over the valley surveying winter’s legacy and land creatures eluding the he-bear. She’d watch awhile before collecting her mate: like the bear, she too had opposition in the box canyon where her mate flew with a new female from the south. Cresting a rise the grizzly bounded into the pine forest tottering on the steep approaches to his mountain. Totally his mountain! Born there, he had lived, loved and hunted through the seasons there, and one day would lie down and rest there. Forever! But today he was jubilant as spring fever arose from the ashes of winter: thawed ice and snow promised an abundance of fish and beaver and tiny the tiny roots he craved, but most of all the return of his mate and cubs. Stopping to fish in the creek dissecting the scrub below the mountain, he became excited at the thought of seeing her and the cubs. He knew they’d come to play here below the big timber and his mountain home. A stiff wind flung their scent. Growling approval he galloped off, his great bulk hurdling nimbly over the fallen pine. Moving to the far edge of the forest where the ground fell sharply into a narrow defile bordering the scrub, he stopped at a familiar odour: Man with his loud instrument of death was stalking his family. Off wind line they would not detect his smell. Climbing a tree, he saw them romping in a fold of the ground farther along the creek. His warning cry was reduced to a moan as they failed to hear. Jumping down he stood on his hind legs, angrily beat his chest with his paws, roar echoing defiantly throughout the valley. Enjoying her offspring his mate never heard. With enormous strides leapt over the defile and bounded towards the fold in the land. Arr

His Mountain Miss The Husband Hunt

Author: Karen Kirst
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488077347
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Finding love in the Smoky Mountains His Mountain Miss New Orleans aristocrat Lucian Beaumont wants only to sell his estranged grandfather’s property and escape the backwoods of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. But a stipulation in the will brings him head-to-head with local beauty Megan O’Malley. As Megan glimpses the man beneath the hardened veneer, she believes Lucian is here for a purpose: to heal his soul. And maybe, with Megan’s help, to heal his heart. The Husband Hunt Getting married is the only way for Sophie Tanner to protect her younger brother and keep her family’s Smoky Mountain farm. She’d like Nathan O’Malley to be the groom, but he can’t seem to get past their friendship…or their differences. Nathan always thought he’d fall in love with someone like himself—sensible and levelheaded. Sophie is his polar opposite. So why can’t he picture anyone else at his side?

Jedediah Smith

Author: Barton H. Barbour
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806183241
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Mountain man and fur trader Jedediah Smith casts a heroic shadow. He was the first Anglo-American to travel overland to California via the Southwest, and he roamed through more of the West than anyone else of his era. His adventures quickly became the stuff of legend. Using new information and sifting fact from folklore, Barton H. Barbour now offers a fresh look at this dynamic figure. Barbour tells how a youthful Smith was influenced by notable men who were his family’s neighbors, including a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. When he was twenty-three, hard times leavened with wanderlust set him on the road west. Barbour delves into Smith’s journals to a greater extent than previous scholars and teases out compelling insights into the trader’s itineraries and personality. Use of an important letter Smith wrote late in life deepens the author’s perspective on the legendary trapper. Through Smith’s own voice, this larger-than-life hero is shown to be a man concerned with business obligations and his comrades’ welfare, and even a person who yearned for his childhood. Barbour also takes a hard look at Smith’s views of American Indians, Mexicans in California, and Hudson’s Bay Company competitors and evaluates his dealings with these groups in the fur trade. Dozens of monuments commemorate Smith today. This readable book is another, giving modern readers new insight into the character and remarkable achievements of one of the West’s most complex characters.

The Kaaterskill Edition Of Washington Irving

Author: Washington Irving
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Dr Grant And The Mountain Nestorians

Author: Thomas Laurie
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Memoirs And Letters Of The Late Colonel Armine S H Mountain C B

Author: Mrs. Armine S. H. Mountain
Editor: London : Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts
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The Nation

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The Ladies Repository

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His Mountain Miss

Author: Karen Kirst
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373829612
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A Battle of Wills New Orleans aristocrat Lucian Beaumont wants only to sell his estranged grandfather's property and escape the backwoods of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. But a stipulation in the will brings him head-to-head with a local beauty. Megan O'Malley and the town must have access to the house. For the first time in his life the commanding Lucian finds himself at an impasse. Clearly the worldly gentleman doesn't fit in Megan's quaint Smoky Mountain town. But as she glimpses the man beneath the hardened veneer, she believes Lucian is here for a purpose. To heal his soul. And maybe, with Megan's help, to heal his heart.

History Of Pasadena

Author: Hiram Alvin Reid
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Rage Of The Mountain Man

Author: William W. Johnstone
Editor: Kensington Books
ISBN: 9780786025688
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Smoke Jensen is all that stands between a greedy group of Eastern slickers and their schemes for a criminal empire in the Rockies. When Smoke heads back to Boston with his wife, it gives his enemies the opening they'd been waiting for - to kill the mountain man and take over the West.