Master Of The Mountain

Author: Henry Wiencek
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466827785
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Is there anything new to say about Thomas Jefferson and slavery? The answer is a resounding yes. Master of the Mountain, Henry Wiencek's eloquent, persuasive book—based on new information coming from archaeological work at Monticello and on hitherto overlooked or disregarded evidence in Jefferson's papers—opens up a huge, poorly understood dimension of Jefferson's world. We must, Wiencek suggests, follow the money. So far, historians have offered only easy irony or paradox to explain this extraordinary Founding Father who was an emancipationist in his youth and then recoiled from his own inspiring rhetoric and equivocated about slavery; who enjoyed his renown as a revolutionary leader yet kept some of his own children as slaves. But Wiencek's Jefferson is a man of business and public affairs who makes a success of his debt-ridden plantation thanks to what he calls the "silent profits" gained from his slaves—and thanks to a skewed moral universe that he and thousands of others readily inhabited. We see Jefferson taking out a slave-equity line of credit with a Dutch bank to finance the building of Monticello and deftly creating smoke screens when visitors are dismayed by his apparent endorsement of a system they thought he'd vowed to overturn. It is not a pretty story. Slave boys are whipped to make them work in the nail factory at Monticello that pays Jefferson's grocery bills. Parents are divided from children—in his ledgers they are recast as money—while he composes theories that obscure the dynamics of what some of his friends call "a vile commerce." Many people of Jefferson's time saw a catastrophe coming and tried to stop it, but not Jefferson. The pursuit of happiness had been badly distorted, and an oligarchy was getting very rich. Is this the quintessential American story?

The Mountain Master Of Sha Tin

Author: Ian Hamilton
Editor: House of Anansi
ISBN: 1487002041
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In the latest installment of the Ava Lee novels, Ava becomes embroiled in a violent war between feuding gangs vying for control of the Wanchai territory in Hong Kong. Ava is in Shanghai visiting her ailing friend, the Mountain Master Xu, when a triad war breaks out in Hong Kong. Sammy Wing, an old enemy of Ava’s who has twice tried to kill her, has enlisted the aid of his nephew Carter — the new Mountain Master of Sha Tin — to reclaim control of his old territory, Wanchai, from Xu’s men. There is nothing subtle about the Wings’ methods. Xu’s most trusted enforcer, Lop, has been shot, and six of his street soldiers kidnapped. The Wings threaten to execute them unless Xu’s men vacate Wanchai immediately. Ava steps in to broker a settlement, and the Wings respond by sending her a box containing six fingers — and a twelve-hour deadline. As the violence and tension mount, Ava is driven to the edge, and she is forced to devise a plan that will bring her face-to-face with Sammy and Carter Wing. The only question is who will pull the trigger first?

The Master On The Mountain

Author: Neville Abbott Jacobs
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ISBN: 9781480869639
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Even while growing up in Southern California, Neville Abbott Jacobs believed that masters in mountain caves meditated for mankind. As her search for esoteric truths manifested, Jacobs eventually moved with her parents to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1949 where she learned about ancient Eskimo and Indian beliefs. But little did she know that some twenty-eight years later she would embark on an unusual spiritual and physical journey of understanding. In a fascinating account of two years of her life, Jacobs details how she first met Tibetan lama, the Nechung Rinpoche, on a mountain in Hawaii in 1977 and recognized him as her teacher from a former life. As the door opened for Jacobs to explore Tibet's esoteric Buddhism, she reveals the unexpected adventures, paranormal surprises, Tibetan history, and marvels of ancient Asia that followed. Through easy conversation and dialogue, Jacobs entertains while conveying the deeper meaning of Buddhism and disclosing how her quest for answers eventually led her to cross paths with another master, the Dalai Lama. The Master on the Mountain shares the story of one woman's pilgrimage across the seas, through jungles, and to the highest mountains in search of a greater spiritual path.

Master Of The Mountain

Author: Cherise Sinclair
Editor: VanScoy Publishing Group
ISBN: 0991322231
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"Master of the Mountain is, quite simply, a beautiful book. Cherise Sinclair swept me away with her perfect blending of tenderness, healing, erotic discovery, and romance." ~Joyfully Reviewed BOOK DESCRIPTION: Rebecca thinks she is overweight and boring. Logan disagrees. When Rebecca’s lover talks her into a mountain lodge vacation with his swing club, she soon learns she’s not cut out for playing musical beds. But with her boyfriend “entertaining” in their cabin, she has nowhere to sleep. Logan, the lodge owner, finds her freezing on the porch. After hauling her inside, he warms her in his own bed, and there the experienced Dominant discovers that Rebecca might not be a swinger…but she is definitely a submissive. Rebecca believes that no one can love her plump, scarred body. Logan disagrees. He loves her curves, and under his skilled hands, Rebecca loses not only her inhibitions, but also her heart. Logan knows they have no future. Damaged from the war, he considers himself too dangerous to be in any relationship. Once the weekend is over, he’ll have to send the city-girl subbie back to her own world. But will driving her away protect Rebecca or scar them both? "Readers can’t help but fall under this author’s spell as she creates magic with another deliciously scandalous book to delight in. Ms. Sinclair’s plots are always fresh, intelligent, sensual, and emotionally moving." ~The Romance Studio THE MOUNTAIN MASTERS & DARK HAVEN series Mountain Masters: High in the Sierra mountains, Jake and Logan Hunt run a wilderness lodge that caters to alternative lifestyles–especially BDSM. Dark Haven: Set in a BDSM club in San Francisco, the Doms of Dark Haven are experienced, powerfull—and edgy. Although each book is stand-alone, they’re fun to read in order, because of the recurring characters. Book 1: Master of the Mountain Book 2: Simon Says: Mine (novella) Book 3: Master of the Abyss Book 4: Master of the Dark Side (novella) Book 5: My Liege of Dark Haven Book 6: Edge of the Enforcer Book 7: Master of Freedom Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dom, dominant hero, submission, alpha male, bondage, spanking,

The Thousand And One Nights

Author: Edward Stanley Poole
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A Guide To British And American Novels

Author: Percy Russell
Editor: London : Digby, Long
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The Patrol Of The Mountain

Author: Newton Mallory Curtis
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The Life And Correspondence Of Thomas Arnold D D Late Head Master Of Rugby School Etc

Author: Arthur Penrhyn STANLEY (Dean of Westminster.)
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The Mountain Lovers

Author: William Sharp
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Asleep In The Sanctum

Author: Alphonso Alva Hopkins
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Land Of The Mountain And The Flood

Author: Jabez Marrat
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Chamois Hunting In The Mountains Of Bavaria

Author: Charles Boner
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The Mountain Kingdom

Author: David Lawson Johnstone
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Master Potter And The Mountain Of Fire

Author: Jill Austin
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 076842190X
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Surrounded by raging fire, Beloved travels through eternity in a crystal chariot. Beloved's heart is tranformed by Master Potter, the Bridegroom King.

Biography Of The Tripitaka Master Of The Great Ci En Monastery Of The Great Tang Dynasty A

Author: 慧立
Editor: Bdk America
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The Tripitaka Master Xuanzang (A.D. 600-64), whose deeds and career as a Buddhist monk are described in this biography, was a prominent figure not only in the history of Buddhist learning but also in other fields of culture. He played a role in the establishment of friendly contacts between China and the countries through which he traveled in search of more knowledge of Buddhism and incidentally but not insignificantly provided posterity with data of historical value in his detailed records about regions in central Asia and particularly in ancient India. He is thus respected not only by the Buddhists and people of China but also by the peoples of other eastern Asian countries who have benefited from the Buddhist lore that he acquired through many hardships and perils during his seventeen-year journey, from 629 to 645, in foreign lands. Because of his translation of Buddhist text into Chinese, Xuanzang was an epoch-making figure in the history of Buddhism in China. Huili, the author of this biography, was born in 614 and became a monk at the age of fifteen. Out of his admiration for the Venerable Xuanzang, he wrote this biography about how the Master went to India to seek Buddhist texts and translate them into Chinese. The biography relates events up to the Master's arrival in the capital at the conclusion of his return journey from India and was compiled and edited by the monk Yancong, who added five fascicles to the original to relate the Master's activities after his return to China up to his death. He thus produced a more complete biography of the Venerable Tripitaka Master Xuanzang, which is presented here in the English version.

Annual Report Of The Bureau Of American Ethnology To The Secretary Of The Smithsonian Institution

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Annual report of the Bureau of ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution