Brave Companions

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 244

From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievements continue to inspire us today, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories express much that is timeless about the human condition. Here are Alexander von Humboldt, whose epic explorations of South America surpassed the Lewis and Clark expedition; Harriet Beecher Stowe, “the little woman who made the big war”; Frederic Remington; the extraordinary Louis Agassiz of Harvard; Charles and Anne Lindbergh, and their fellow long-distance pilots Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Beryl Markham; Harry Caudill, the Kentucky lawyer who awakened the nation to the tragedy of Appalachia; and David Plowden, a present-day photographer of vanishing America. Different as they are from each other, McCullough’s subjects have in common a rare vitality and sense of purpose. These are brave companions: to each other, to David McCullough, and to the reader, for with rare storytelling ability McCullough brings us into the times they knew and their very uncommon lives.

Sigurd and His Brave Companions

A Tale of Medieval Norway

Author: Sigrid Undset

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 152

View: 175

Inspired by tales of the hero Vilmund Vidutan and his fellow knights, Sigurd Jonsson and his young friends Ivar and Helge set out to reenact these exploits on their medieval Norwegian farm. They carve swords and lances and spend hours making shields. With a little imagination, a pasture becomes a battlefield, an old boar their greatest foe, and they pass many hours jousting and dueling. But when the summer is nearly over, the three boys stumble into real trouble and must prove their courage in an adventure all their own. Written during Sigrid Undset’s time in New York, Sigurd and His Brave Companions will make medieval Norway come alive for young and old readers alike.

Collection Editions: Game of Thrones

Author: Damien Buckland

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 576

View: 680

THE LANDS OF WESTEROS THE HISTORY OF WESTEROS AGES CHARACTER BIOS THE GREAT HOUSES INDEPENDENTS AND PEOPLES OF WESTEROS THE STORIES BEHIND 'THE BROTHERS WITHOUT BANNERS', 'THE KINGSGUARD', AND DOZENS MORE CUSTOMS & LAWS OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS THE SMALL COUNCIL FAITH OF WESTEROS DETAILED GUIDES TO EVERY EPISODE ACTOR BIOGRAPHIES STORIES OF THE GREAT BATTLES DIREWOLVES WEAPONS OF WESTEROS GREAT SWORDS COSTUMES MAPS AND LOCATIONS With more than 320 individual chapters and guides, Collection Editions: A Game of Thrones is by far the largest, most detailed, and comprehensive guide to the show yet, giving the reader unparralled access and information on every detail of the series. A must have for every fan of the show.

Environmental Sustainability and American Public Administration

Past, Present, and Future

Author: J. Michael Martinez

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

View: 635

This book discusses the many meanings of “sustainability,” explores the importance of economics in environmental policy-making, and highlights the schools of thought in environmental ethics. It concludes that public administrators can play an important role in ensuring that environmental sustainability is an integral part of American government.

A Quest of Her Own

Essays on the Female Hero in Modern Fantasy

Author: Lori M. Campbell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 150

This collection of new essays seeks to define the unique qualities of female heroism in literary fantasy from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings in the 1950s through the present. Building upon traditional definitions of the hero in myth and folklore as the root genres of modern fantasy, the essays provide a multi-faceted view of an important fantasy character type who begins to demonstrate a significant presence only in the latter 20th century. The essays contribute to the empowerment and development of the female hero as an archetype in her own right.