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The Earth Is Weeping

By Peter Cozzens
  • ISBN Code: : 0307958051
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : History
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"Sets a new standard for Western Indian Wars history." —Stuart Rosebrook, True West Magazine *Winner of the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History and the 2017 Caroline Bancroft History Prize *Finalist for the Western Writers of America’s 2017 Spur Award in Best Western Historical Nonfiction Bringing together a pageant of fascinating characters including Custer, Sherman, Grant, and a host of other military and political figures, as well as great native leaders such as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, and Red Cloud, The Earth is Weeping—lauded by Booklist as “a beautifully written work of understanding and compassion”—is the fullest account to date of how the West was won…and lost. With the end of the Civil War, the nation recommenced its expansion onto traditional Indian tribal lands, setting off a wide-ranging conflict that would last more than three decades. In an exploration of the wars and negotiations that destroyed tribal ways of life even as they made possible the emergence of the modern United States, Peter Cozzens gives us both sides in comprehensive and singularly intimate detail. He illuminates the encroachment experienced by the tribes and the tribal conflicts over whether to fight or make peace, and explores the squalid lives of soldiers posted to the frontier and the ethical quandaries faced by generals who often sympathized with their native enemies. *A Times "History Book of the Year" and A Smithsonian "Top History Book of 2016" *Shortlisted for Military History Magazine's Book of the Year Award

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The instant New York Times bestseller | A Washington Post Notable Book | One of NPR's Best Books of the Year “Expert storytelling . . . [Pollan] masterfully elevates a series of big questions about drugs, plants and humans that are likely to leave readers thinking in new ways.” —New York Times Book Review From #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Pollan, a radical challenge to how we think about drugs, and an exploration into the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants—and the equally powerful taboos. Of all the things humans rely on plants for—sustenance, beauty, medicine, fragrance, flavor, fiber—surely the most curious is our use of them to change consciousness: to stimulate or calm, fiddle with or completely alter, the qualities of our mental experience. Take coffee and tea: People around the world rely on caffeine to sharpen their minds. But we do not usually think of caffeine as a drug, or our daily use as an addiction, because it is legal and socially acceptable. So, then, what is a “drug”? And why, for example, is making tea from the leaves of a tea plant acceptable, but making tea from a seed head of an opium poppy a federal crime? In This Is Your Mind on Plants, Michael Pollan dives deep into three plant drugs—opium, caffeine, and mescaline—and throws the fundamental strangeness, and arbitrariness, of our thinking about them into sharp relief. Exploring and participating in the cultures that have grown up around these drugs while consuming (or, in the case of caffeine, trying not to consume) them, Pollan reckons with the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants. Why do we go to such great lengths to seek these shifts in consciousness, and then why do we fence that universal desire with laws and customs and fraught feelings? In this unique blend of history, science, and memoir, as well as participatory journalism, Pollan examines and experiences these plants from several very different angles and contexts, and shines a fresh light on a subject that is all too often treated reductively—as a drug, whether licit or illicit. But that is one of the least interesting things you can say about these plants, Pollan shows, for when we take them into our bodies and let them change our minds, we are engaging with nature in one of the most profound ways we can. Based in part on an essay published almost twenty-five years ago, this groundbreaking and singular consideration of psychoactive plants, and our attraction to them through time, holds up a mirror to our fundamental human needs and aspirations, the operations of our minds, and our entanglement with the natural world.

Furious Hours

By Casey Cep
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 110194787X
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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This “superbly written true-crime story” (Michael Lewis, The New York Times Book Review) masterfully brings together the tales of a serial killer in 1970s Alabama and of Harper Lee, the beloved author of To Kill a Mockingbird, who tried to write his story. Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members, but with the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative assassinated him at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell’s murderer was acquitted—thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the reverend himself. Sitting in the audience during the vigilante’s trial was Harper Lee, who spent a year in town reporting on the Maxwell case and many more trying to finish the book she called The Reverend. Cep brings this remarkable story to life, from the horrifying murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South, while offering a deeply moving portrait of one of our most revered writers.

The Aeneid

By Virgil
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1775414892
  • Total of Pages : 541
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 157
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Aeneas appears in The Illiad in vague snatches and starts as a traveling warrior of great piety who was loosely connected to the foundation of Rome. Virgil weaves these fragments into a powerful myth about the founding of Rome in The Aeneid. Aeneas travels from his native Troy to Italy then wages victorious war upon the Latins.

The Apache Wars

By Paul Andrew Hutton
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 0770435823
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : History
  • Members : 988
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In the tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon, a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland. They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides--the Apaches and the white invaders—blamed him for it. A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both. He was the only man Geronimo ever feared. He played a pivotal role in this long war for the desert Southwest from its beginning in 1861 until its end in 1890 with his pursuit of the renegade scout, Apache Kid. In this sprawling, monumental work, Paul Hutton unfolds over two decades of the last war for the West through the eyes of the men and women who lived it. This is Mickey Free's story, but also the story of his contemporaries: the great Apache leaders Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, and Victorio; the soldiers Kit Carson, O. O. Howard, George Crook, and Nelson Miles; the scouts and frontiersmen Al Sieber, Tom Horn, Tom Jeffords, and Texas John Slaughter; the great White Mountain scout Alchesay and the Apache female warrior Lozen; the fierce Apache warrior Geronimo; and the Apache Kid. These lives shaped the violent history of the deserts and mountains of the Southwestern borderlands--a bleak and unforgiving world where a people would make a final, bloody stand against an American war machine bent on their destruction.

The Book of Thel (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)

By William Blake
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8074847721
  • Total of Pages : 2
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 161
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Book of Thel (Illuminated Manuscript with the Original Illustrations of William Blake)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional table of contents. The Book of Thel is a poem by William Blake, dated 1789 and probably composed in the period 1788 to 1790. It is illustrated by his own plates, and is relatively short and easy to understand, compared to his later prophetic books. The metre is a fourteen-syllable line. It was preceded by Tiriel, which Blake left in manuscript. A few lines from Tiriel were incorporated into The Book of Thel. Most of the poem is in unrhymed verse. This book consists of eight plates executed in illuminated printing. Sixteen copies of the original print of 1789-1793 are known. Three copies bearing a watermark of 1815 are more elaborately colored than the others. William Blake (1757 – 1827) was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th-century. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.

My First Girlfriend Nature

By Satyendra Sonkar
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  • Publisher : Educreation Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 415
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The author's first girlfriend, nature, is the first part of the book. He is explaining the beauty of nature. The beauty of nature is too beautiful and is never understood by the stupid humans. Nature is being polluted by human beings. Too much increase of the earth's temperature is a very critical situation for human beings. The ice glaciers are melting due to global warming. Forests, rivers and seas are destroyed by humans alone. The beautiful nature is weeping many times, but nature can get angry and destroy everything in a second. The author warns us that it may be 2099 and the entire country may be covered by sea or big earthquakes may occur. These predictions have been made by some scientists. In modern times, love and humanity are dying. Nature is weeping and upset, while the humans are fighting each other. The conditions are not good for surviving on the earth. His philosophy is to change the human nature and love the beautiful nature. "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched—they must be felt with the heart". In the second part of the book, the name of the story is Anunnaki. They came from heaven. It deals with the real story of human life in the 5000 BC-how human race came on earth. The author also tries to explain why the Anunnaki is disappeared. This story is too mysterious. The history of science and technology and philosophy are used in his books. The Anunnaki came to earth and they spread more knowledge, science and technology and provided good culture. The humans gained too much from them. The Anunnaki had long wings and flew in the sky. The Anunnaki is the most thrilling topic. The new SUPERHERO COMES IN INDIA... "IT MAY BE 2099 WHEN THE ANUNNAKI COMES BACK TO EARTH..."

Spirit Filled Words

By Jessica Cager
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1452596867
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  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 420
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This book illuminates our lives as we go through our spiritual journeys with God. These poems reflect the hardcore experiences that author Jessica Cager and her loved ones had to battle. At times, this book reveals the dark and murky anguish that we battle internally. Nevertheless, at the end of each battle, God shall set us on high!

Destiny of an Alien Life

By Weeping Rose
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 1648288707
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Fiction
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‘Destiny of an Alien Life’ unfolds a mysterious journey of a group of highly ambitious people who encounter an unimaginable life struggle. Without knowing what was written in his fate, a poor boy, Mahendra, agreed to accompany the group of multinational travellers in their ambitious space odyssey! Superior technologies had helped mankind to endeavour on unexplored journeys previously believed to be the domains of God, but it failed the group of people at the most crucial moment in the midway of their adventure. Had they overcome the manmade tragedy? How the world responded to it? The story leads us ultimately to an eternal quest for our identity and brings out the inner alien in us!

Rumanian Folk Music

By Bela Bartok
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9401035059
  • Total of Pages : 769
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 508
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N January 30, 1944, Bela Bart6k, writing from Asheville, North O Carolina, where he had gone to regain his strength after a long period of ill-health in 1943, commented, Here I have started on a very interesting (and, as usual, lengthy) work, the kind I have never done before. Properly speaking, it is not a musical work: I am arranging and writing out fair copies of Rumanian folksong texts'! Although the date has not as yet been established, the first draft of the Rumanian folk texts as texts per se was written-if an apparent age of the MS. can be considered a clue-sometime before Bartok had emigrated to the United States in 1940. This draft (see description below) had been forwarded for etymological data, according to the non-Bart6kian autography appearing thereon. The identity of the informant or informants involved and the circumstances surrounding this matter remain unknown at the present writing. After Bart6k had made offset prints of the music examples of the 2 first two volumes of Rumanian F olk Music in 1940, the printed but incomplete draft of Vol. II (Vocal Melodies)-comprising 304 of the ultimate total of 659 pages-was sent to Nicholas Vama~escu, then di rector of "The Romanian Radio Hour" (Station W. ]. L. B. , Detroit, 3 Michigan), for correction of the texts, in April, 1941. 1 Letter to Joseph Szigeti, in Bartok Bela levelei (ed. Janos Demeny; Budapest: Miivelt Nep Konyvkiado, 1951), p. 184.

Into Our Labours

By Neil Lazarus
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  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Book Code : 1802070664
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 542
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Into our Labours explores the literary representation of work across the globe since 1850, setting out to show that the literature of modernity is best understood in the light of the worlding of capitalism. The book proposes that a determinative relation exists between changing modes of work and changes in the forms, genres, and aesthetic strategies of the writing that bears witness to them. Two aspects of the ‘worlding’ of modernity, especially, are emphasised. First, an ‘inaugural’ experience of capitalist social relations, whose literary registration sometimes makes itself known through a crisis of representation, as the forms of space- and time-consciousness demanded by life in contexts in which market-oriented commodity production has become the dominant form of social labour are counterposed with inherited ways of seeing and knowing, now under acute pressure if not already obsolete. Second, a moment corresponding to the consolidation, regularisation and global dispersal of capitalist development. Into Our Labours focuses on the naturalisation of capitalist social relations: forms of sociality and solidarity, ideologies of familialism, individualism and work, relations between the sexes and the generations. Arguing that the only plausible term for the vast body of literary work engendered by the worlding of capitalist social relations is ‘modernist’, the book proposes that it is then important to challenge the still-entrenched Eurocentric understandings of modernism. Modernism is neither originally nor paradigmatically ‘Western’ in provenance; and its temporal parameters are much broader than are usually assumed in modernist studies, extending both backward and forward in time.

Abraham and All the Families of the Earth

By J. Gerald Janzen
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  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Book Code : 9780802801487
  • Total of Pages : 215
  • Category : Religion
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Janzen stresses the theological themes permeating Genesis 12-50 as calling for theological reflection and religious response, and shows how the story of Israel's ancestors has continuing significance for all humankind.