This is a new approach to the complete story of the Bounty, from its disastrous crew selection, the Mutiny, incitement of Polynesian wars, trials, executions, pardons, kidnaps, rapes and enslavement to the brutal island murders. Make no mistake,it may have been the beginning of the Romantic Age but there was nothing romantic about the Mutiny on the Bounty, why did Fletcher Christian choose oblivion over common sense on that hot sunny morning so long ago? Was it because far from freeing the crew from a perceived oppression he was actually mentally unstable? Where exactly was Peter Heywood and why did half the crew choose certain death in an open boat rather than sail away with the mutineers? Just some of the questions answered in this book, for the first time the whole story, the complete story, including the voyage of the Pandora, sent to capture the men that dared steal one of His Majesties ships.
Slocum must save innocent lives on an express train to hell… These days, if it wasn’t for bad luck, John Slocum would have no luck at all. He’s got no horse and is only one step ahead of vicious bounty hunters—meaning that his only way out of San Diego is to stow away on the trouble-plagued Yuma Bullet express. And when he’s unexpectedly hired to guard a railroad magnate’s beautiful daughter, he finds himself facing down her outlaw fiancé—and marauding Apache war parties. Surviving this disastrous train trip means Slocum must shoot fast and think faster. But keeping innocents safe and playing his enemies against each other means riding all the way to the bloody end of the line…
More than two centuries after Master’s Mate Fletcher Christian led a mutiny against Lieutenant William Bligh on a small, armed transport vessel called Bounty, the true story of this enthralling adventure has become obscured by the legend. Combining vivid characterization and deft storytelling, Caroline Alexander shatters the centuries-old myths surrounding this story. She brilliantly shows how, in a desperate attempt to save one man from the gallows and another from ignominy, two powerful families came together and began to create the version of history we know today. The true story of the mutiny on the Bounty is an epic of duty and heroism, pride and power, and the assassination of a brave man’s honor at the dawn of the Romantic age.
The third collection of poetry from the author of Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award Watch for the new collection of poetry from Terrance Hayes, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, coming in June of 2018 Terrance Hayes is an elegant and adventurous writer with disarming humor, grace, tenderness, and brilliant turns of phrase. He is very much interested in what it means to be an artist and a black man. In his first collection, Muscular Music, he took the reader through a living library of cultural icons, from Shaft and Fat Albert to John Coltrane and Miles Davis. His second collection, Hip Logic, continued these explorations of popular culture, fatherhood, cultural heritage, and loss. Wind in a Box, Hayes’s resonant new collection, continues his interest in how traditions (of poetry and culture alike) can be simultaneously upended and embraced. The struggle for freedom (the wind) within containment (the box) is the unifying motif as Hayes explores how identity is shaped by race, heritage, and spirituality. This new book displays not only what the Los Angeles Times calls the range of a "bold virtuoso," but also the imaginative fervor of a poet in love with poetry.
This giant collection includes a huge range of 20th-century first-hand accounts of hauntings, such as the American troops who repeatedly saw the ghosts of a dead platoon of men while on patrol in Vietnam; and the witnessed haunting of a house near Tintagel in Cornwall that led actress Kate Winslet to pull out of buying the property. It covers the full spectrum of credible hauntings, from poltergeists (the noisy, dangerous and frightening spirits that are usually associated with pubescent girls, like the Bell Witch), to phantoms (like the Afrits of Saudi Arabia) and seduction spirits (such as the Lorelei, which have lured German men to death). Also included are the notes of the most famous ghost hunters of the twentieth century such as Hans Holzer, Susy Smith (USA); Harry Price, Jenny Randles (UK); Joyce Zwarycz (Australia), Eric Rosenthal (South Africa), and Hwee Tan (Japan). Plus essays by such names as Robert Graves, Edgar Cayce, and M. R. James outlining their own - often extraordinary - conclusions as to just what ghosts might be; along with a full bibliography and list of useful resources. Praise for MBO Haunted House Stories: 'A first rate list of contributors ... Hair raising!' Time Out 'All we need say is buy it.' Starlog
As 'Scarecrow' Schofield watches his mission to eliminate a Siberian turn into a bloodbath, he realises he has been tricked -- and now become the prey rather than the predator. For a shadowy consortium of staggering power and wealth has included his name on a list of fifteen targets to be eliminated without fail by twelve noon that same day. Now every high-powered bounty hunter on the planet is on his trail, while he must simultaneously track down the perpetrators of a conspiracy about to reduce many of the major cities of the world to ashes. From Arctic Russia to the Afghan border, to France's Atlantic Coast, to a speed-of-light conflict over the Suez Canal, every form of ultra-tech weaponry comes into play in a spellbinding action drama unfolding within a mere twenty-four hours.
Bounty hunter, Harper Sullivan, is on the trail of wanted felon Frenchie Broussard. However, he doesn't realize Frenchie has teamed up with long-time friend, Luther Bautiste, and the two are planning a large cocaine deal before crossing the border into Mexico. A vindictive Joseph Minetti of Louisiana is in search of Luther for getting his granddaughter hooked on drugs, leaving her destined to live in a mindless world in a mental hospital. Harper gets caught in the middle, becoming tangled in a web of revenge and self-preservation, when the Minetti's find Luther living in San Antonio, Texas. Not only does Luther continue to destroy the Minetti's, but he takes Harper for a walk on the darkside.
The Journal Box contains four journals kept at different times since 1975 by the poet Elizabeth Smither. She records with wit and charm a rich life of the mind, of feelings and the complexities of thought that drive her work. Beautifully written, the journals teem with vivid impressions and offer keen insight into a creative and original personality.
THESE ARE THE WRITINGS of a young teenager who has grown up in a small town, the writing expresses fears and feelings as the young man deals with many things for the first time and struggles to define who he is and who he wants to be. Through the entries we see this teenage boy start to use his poetry as a diary, but then after he moves to the city he transforms his work into much more. We see the individual go through many situations as we follow him from a boy to a young adult. The book seems to darken as he puts his frustrations and struggles on paper trying to make sense of the many new things entering his life not knowing how the world really works and weather it has a place he is destined to fill. The young man starts a quest against the Government he feels betrays him and the upper class he feels looks down on him but finds the true enemy is the corporations modern society can no live with out.
Despite what some scholarship has suggested, Shint� does exhibit a unifying cognitive integrity. Spirit Tree offers a unique social psychological interpretation of Shint� ritual at the Hakozaki Hachiman Shrine in Fukuoka, Japan and situates the cosmological organization of this practice within the larger context of ritual in East Asia. Employing a comparative approach, this study blends two theoretical orientations: cultural anthropology and Jungian psychology. Hakozaki's rituals are a combination of a Yayoi period female medium tradition with a complex set of Chinese Yin-Yang Five Phase principles. Both systems are based on the feminine archetype, a fundamental conceptual foundation of Shint� ritual practice, which cognitively links woman and the earth. While the female shaman tradition is female-affirming in outlook, the later Chinese system is much less so. This monograph is a new acknowledgement of the conceptual continuity of Shint� ritual as an outgrowth of social cognition.
Cora ist nur eine von unzähligen Schwarzen, die auf den Baumwollplantagen Georgias schlimmer als Tiere behandelt werden. Alle träumen von der Flucht – doch wie und wohin? Da hört Cora von der Underground Railroad, einem geheimen Fluchtnetzwerk für Sklaven. Über eine Falltür gelangt sie in den Untergrund und es beginnt eine atemberaubende Reise, auf der sie Leichendieben, Kopfgeldjägern, obskuren Ärzten, aber auch heldenhaften Bahnhofswärtern begegnet. Jeder Staat, den sie durchquert, hat andere Gesetze, andere Gefahren. Wartet am Ende wirklich die Freiheit? Colson Whiteheads Roman ist eine virtuose Abrechnung damit, was es bedeutete und immer noch bedeutet, schwarz zu sein in Amerika.
A remarkable historical document, this diary describes a period before the telephone and indoor plumbing were commonplace in rural homes, a time when farm families in the Plains states were isolated from world events, and radio provided an enormously important link between farmsteads and the world at large. Waiting on the Bounty brings us unusual insights into the agricultural and rural history of the US, detailing the tremendous changes affecting farming families and small towns during the Great Depression.