Band of Giants

The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence

Author: Jack Kelly

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137474564

Category: History

Page: 288

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Band of Giants brings to life the founders who fought for our independence in the Revolutionary War. Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin are known to all; men like Morgan, Greene, and Wayne are less familiar. Yet the dreams of the politicians and theorists only became real because fighting men were willing to take on the grim, risky, brutal work of war. We know Fort Knox, but what about Henry Knox, the burly Boston bookseller who took over the American artillery at the age of 25? Eighteen counties in the United States commemorate Richard Montgomery, but do we know that this revered martyr launched a full-scale invasion of Canada? The soldiers of the American Revolution were a diverse lot: merchants and mechanics, farmers and fishermen, paragons and drunkards. Most were ardent amateurs. Even George Washington, assigned to take over the army around Boston in 1775, consulted books on military tactics. Here, Jack Kelly vividly captures the fraught condition of the war—the bitterly divided populace, the lack of supplies, the repeated setbacks on the battlefield, and the appalling physical hardships. That these inexperienced warriors could take on and defeat the superpower of the day was one of the remarkable feats in world history.

A Band of Misfits

Tales of the 2010 San Francisco Giants

Author: Andrew Baggarly

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1629370983

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 5664

With a title drought that started in New York and carried on for more than five decades after the move to the west coast, the San Francisco Giants and their fans were growing restless, waiting for a team like the 2010 roster and that one magical postseason run. The anticipation, memories, and celebrated relief of the season when it finally came together are captured in this chronicle of the World Series season of the Giants. Written in entertaining prose, the book is as much an enjoyable story to be reread through the years as it is a factual account of the events that brought the elusive title to the Giants.

The Giants of the Citadel

The Rise of Adam and Eve that Changed the World Forever

Author: Michael J. Rossi

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483615464

Category: Fiction

Page: 121

View: 9097

Giants of the Citadel tells the tale of Adam and Eve in a whole different light in a world before recorded time when giants ruled. A time when mankind were considered vermin. This is a story of Adam. Captured by the chieftain’s son, Goed, Adam learns about friendship, weapons, and the culture of giants. Through a series of harrowing events, Adam and Goed overcome the wilds of the land, hostile tribes, and fearsome predators. Along the way are sinister plots, vengeful serpents, and an angry angel. Giants of the Citadel promises to be a fantastic voyage of the imagination as this book takes you back to a time when giants walked the Earth.

Introduction to Astronomical Photometry

Author: M. Golay

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027704283

Category: Science

Page: 366

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The material given in this 'Introduction to astronomical photometry' is the subject matter of a lecture at the University of Geneva. It is, therefore, intended for those students, physicists or mathematicians, who have completed their bachelor's degree or diploma, and are intending to work for their Ph.D. in astronomy. We assume then the elementary ideas of astrophysics, magnitude, colour index, spectral classes, luminosity classes, gradient, atmospheric extinction are already known. The student may find it useful to re-read the work of Schatzman [1], Dufay [2] and Aller [254] before embarking upon the study of this 'Introduction to astronomical photometry'. It is not our aim in this book to deal with every aspect of stellar photometry. On the contrary, we shall restriet ourselves to looking at subjects ofwhich knowledge seems to us essential for someone who has to use photometrie quantities in his astronomical research. We are, therefore, keeping the interests of the photometrie measurements user partieularly in mind. We shall only discuss very superficially the technical prob lems and reduction methods for atmospheric extinction. These problems are dealt with very clearly in Astronomical Techniques [3]; the first by A. Lallemand, H. L.

On the Shoulders of Giants

My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance

Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416549918

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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From 1920 to 1940, the Harlem Renaissance produced a bright beacon of light that paved the way for African-Americans all over the country. The unapologetic writings of W. E. B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey, the fervent fiction and poetry of Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, the groundbreaking art of Aaron Douglas and William H. Johnson, and the triumphant music of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong gave voice and expression to the thoughts and emotions that Jim Crow segregation laws had long sought to stifle. In On the Shoulders of Giants, indomitable basketball star and bestselling author and historian Kareem Abdul-Jabbar invites the reader on an extraordinarily personal journey back to his birthplace, through one of the greatest political, cultural, literary, and artistic movements in our history, revealing the tremendous impact the Harlem Renaissance had on both American culture and his own life. Beginning with the rise of the Harlem Rens as pioneers of professional basketball, Kareem traces the many streams of historical influence that converged to create the man he is today -- the NBA's all-time leading scorer and a veritable African-American icon. Travel deep into the soul of the Renaissance -- to the night clubs, restaurants, basketball games, and fabulous parties that have made footprints in Harlem's history. Meet the athletes, jazz musicians, comedians, actors, politicians, entrepreneurs, and writers who not only inspired Kareem's rise to greatness but an entire nation's. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born in the midst of a cultural reawakening, carried on the shoulders of athletes trying to prove there was a lot more at stake than a ball game, men and women who made music that could break your heart, and writers and intellectuals who gave voice to not just the ideals of a movement but the raw emotions. Kareem tells what it took to get these revolutionaries to Harlem and how they changed the world. A world that is still riding on the shoulders of giants.

When Giants Walked the Earth

A Biography Of Led Zeppelin

Author: Mick Wall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140918062X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 761

The definitive final word on the world's greatest rock band, Led Zeppelin. Over ten years after WHEN GIANTS WALKED THE EARTH, Mick's seminal biography of the band, comes this major and extensively researched revision, which will provide an unflinching look at life inside one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time, and present the definitive, final word on Led Zeppelin. They were 'the last great band of the sixties; the first great band of the seventies'; they rose, somewhat unpromisingly, from the ashes of the Yardbirds to become one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time. Mick Wall, respected rock writer and former confidant of both Page and Plant, unflinchingly tells the story of the band that wrote the rulebook for on-the-road excess - and eventually paid the price for it, with disaster, drug addiction and death. WHEN GIANTS WALKED THE EARTH reveals for the first time the true extent of band leader Jimmy Page's longstanding interest in the occult, and goes behind the scenes to expose the truth behind their much-hyped yet spectacularly contrived comeback at London's O2 arena in 2007, and how Jimmy Page plans to bring the band back permanently - if only his former protégé, now part-time nemesis, Robert Plant will allow him to. Wall also recounts, in a series of flashbacks, the life stories of the five individuals that made the dream of Led Zeppelin into an even more incredible and hard-to-swallow reality: Page, Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and their infamous manager, Peter Grant.

The Chalice Of Mystery

A Story of Donothor

Author: Benjamin Towe

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425985998

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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"The Chalice of Mystery" records the deeds of heroes and legends of Donothor. The chronicle occurs three hundred years after the fall of the sorcerer of the Lachinor Morlecainen and his daughter Chalar and seven centuries before the Deathquest to Parallan. The Aivendar family has wisely and justly ruled Donothor, but fantastic creatures roam the land and large areas of Donothor remained unexplored. The Light Sorceress Knarra keeps an uneasy eye toward the Iron Mountains, the imposing eastern border to the growing civilization, and the Lachinor, the great swamp to the south. Attacks by an unlikely alliance of creatures from the Iron Mountains shatter the fragile peace and terrorize Donothor. Knarra enlists the mysterious Dark Sorcerer Roscoe, the dwarves of Hillesdale, a red-haired elf, a legendary dwarfish fighter, and the Rangers of Lyndyn to battle the alliance of red giants, ice giants, ogres, two-headed Ettins, troglodytes, dragons, and stranger ilk. A relic of evil rests in the Iron Mountains. What role does the artifact play in the future of Donothor? What evil unites the denizens of the Iron Mountains?

On the Trail of Giants Ig, Og, Ug, and Other Tales

Author: Don Hones

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483638316

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

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Joey is enjoying the simple life of the village when adventure arrives at his doorstep in the form of three giants, Ig, Og, and Ug. With Peppy the Puppy, a dog of uncommon wisdom, as his guide, Joey is soon on the trail of giants and other remarkable people in this delightful series of tales. On his journey Joey develops a friendship with Nuria, Raul, and Isabella, children of the peregrine, skilled in healing and music. Together they learn many things: that all life and every place are sacred, that illusion comes in many forms, that sometimes you can be in two places at the same time, and that small people working together can overcome large problems. On the Trail of Giants: Ig, Og, Ug, and Other Tales is book one of The Peregrine Way, a three-part series that will follow the lives of Joey, Nuria, Raul, and Isabella as they come of age in a world of dark challenges and ancient beauty.

Last of the Giants

The True Story of Guns N' Roses

Author: Mick Wall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409167240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 6247

Many millions of words have already been written about Guns N' Roses, the old line-up, the new line-up. But none of them have ever really gotten to the truth. Which is this: Guns N' Roses has always been a band out of time, the Last of the Giants. They are what every rock band since the Rolling Stones has tried and nearly always failed to be: dangerous. At a time when smiling, MTV-friendly, safe-sex, just-say-no Bon Jovi was the biggest band in the world, here was a band that seemed to have leapt straight out of the coke-smothered pages of the original, golden-age, late-sixties rock scene. 'Live like a suicide', the band used to say when they all lived together in the Hell House, their notorious LA home. And this is where Mick Wall first met them, and became part of their inner circle, before famously being denounced by name by Axl Rose in the song 'Get in the Ring'. But this book isn't about settling old scores. Written with the clear head that 25 years later brings you, this is a celebration of Guns N' Roses the band, and of Axl Rose the frontman who really is that thing we so desperately want him to be: the last of the truly extraordinary, all-time great, no apologies, no explanations, no giving-a-shit rock stars. The last of his kind.

In the Shadows of Giants

Encounters with Mystics & Masters

Author: Jamie L. P. Livergood

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 0741434415

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 124

View: 8707

A naive youth grows into a middle age man. Along the way, he learns from Masters, Mystics, and Medicine Men while encountering his spirit guides and a supernatural being."

Giants - Sie sind erwacht

Roman

Author: Sylvain Neuvel

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641168147

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8328

Schlafende Giganten Als die kleine Rose eines Abends beim Spielen in einer Höhle eine gewaltige Metallhand entdeckt, ahnt sie noch nicht, dass dieser Fund ihr ganzes Leben verändern wird. Siebzehn Jahre später will sie, inzwischen eine herausragende Physikerin, das noch immer ungelöste Rätsel aufklären. Gemeinsam mit einem Expertenteam aus Wissenschaftlern und Militärs findet Rose heraus, dass die Hand zu einem riesigen Roboter gehört, dessen Körperteile über den ganzen Globus verteilt sind. Doch wer hat den Roboter gebaut? Wann wurde er in der Erde vergraben? Und was bedeuten die seltsamen Zeichen auf dem Metall?

More Giants of the Genre

Author: Michael McCarty

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0809544776

Category: Authors, American

Page: 212

View: 8706

In GIANTS OF THE GENRE, Michael McCarty talked with some of the biggest names in horror, science-fiction and fantasy, including Dean Koontz, Peter Straub and Neil Gaiman. He continues his interview odyssey with MORE GIANTS OF THE GENRE, which features twenty-five new interviews with even more legendary literary talents.

Giants of the Ocean Gold Band

Author: Catherine Bowley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107551657

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 7474

Cambridge Reading Adventures is a book-banded international Primary reading scheme which couples an exciting range of text with precise bookbanding from the Institute of Education. Whales are amazing and wonderful creatures. There are many different kinds of whale. This book tells you all about them. A portion of the proceeds of this book will go to the ORCA Charity. ORCA is a UK whale and dolphin conservation charity dedicated to the long term protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises and their habitats. ORCA's projects reach people of all ages providing memorable educational activities and local wildlife experiences both on and off shore. Charity no: 1141728.

Lion and Dragon in Northern China

Author: Reginald F. Johnston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108029647

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 6306

A detailed examination of Chinese culture by Sir Reginald Johnston, tutor to the last emperor of China, published in 1910.

On the Shoulders of Giants:

New Approaches to Numeracy

Author: Mathematical Sciences Education Board,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309042348

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 5546

What mathematics should be learned by today's young people as well as tomorrow's workforce? On the Shoulders of Giants is a vision of richness of mathematics expressed in essays on change, dimension, quantity, shape, and uncertainty, each of which illustrate fundamental strands for school mathematics. These essays expand on the idea of mathematics as the language and science of patterns, allowing us to realize the importance of providing hands-on experience and the development of a curriculum that will enable students to apply their knowledge to diverse numerical problems.

Sagas of Giants and Heroes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0578059339

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 6133

Huge in stature; living in far-distant wastelands; sometimes comically stupid or crude; but possessing vast wealth and knowledge-such are the giants of Norse myth and legend. Four Icelandic sagas and six tales, spanning five centuries, are brought together for the first time in all-new English translations. All tell of mighty giants, and of the heroes who dared to face them, fight them, and sometimes befriend them. The giants and trolls of old still live on in these legendary sagas of old times. These tales of epic voyages, wars, and romance will appeal to both scholars of Norse mythology and fans of Viking adventure. The sagas include the Saga of the Kjalarnes People, the Saga of Halfdan Brana's Fosterling, the Saga of Sorli the Strong, and the Saga of Illugi Grid's Fosterling. The six shorter tales are: the Tale of Halfdan the Black, the Tale of Hauk High-Breeches, the Tale of Jokul Buason, the Tale of Brindle-Cross, an excerpt from the Saga of the Fljotsdal People, and the Tale of Asmund Ogre-Lucky.

Das Buch Henoch

Author: Johannes Flemming,Ludwig Radermacher

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110299070

Category: Religion

Page: 171

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The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz

Author: the late Leonard Feather,Ira Gitler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199886407

Category: Reference

Page: 744

View: 1587

Do you want to know when Duke Ellington was king of The Cotton Club? Have you ever wondered how old Miles Davis was when he got his first trumpet? From birth dates to gig dates and from recordings to television specials, Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler have left no stone unturned in their quest for accurate, detailed information on the careers of 3.300 jazz musicians from around the world. We learn that Duke Ellington worked his magic at The Cotton Club from 1927 to 1931, and that on Miles Davis's thirteenth birthday, his father gave him his first trumpet. Jazz is fast moving, and this edition clearly and concisely maps out an often dizzying web of professional associations. We find, for instance, that when Miles Davis was a St. Louis teenager he encountered Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie for the first time. This meeting proved fateful, and by 1945 a nineteen-year-old Davis had left Juilliard to play with Parker on 52nd Street. Knowledge of these professional alliances, along with the countless others chronicled in this book, are central to tracing the development of significant jazz movements, such as the "cool jazz" that became one of Miles Davis's hallmarks. Arranged alphabetically according to last name, each entry of this book chronologically lists the highlights of every jazz musician's career. Highly accessible and vigorously researched, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz is, quite simply, the most comprehensive jazz encyclopedia available.