Ravenous (Book 1 The Ravening Series)

Author: Erica Stevens

Publisher: Erica Stevens

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 201

The world didn’t end with a bang, and it didn’t go out in a ball of fire. But in some strange way, freezing destroyed the world as we knew it. When I suddenly find myself surrounded by frozen people who were full of life only moments before, I realize the aliens who came to Earth are nowhere near as benevolent as they claimed. Fleeing the horror they’ve unleashed, I'm almost captured when Cade intervenes to save me. Once best friends, it’s been years since we had any real interaction, but to survive the hideous monsters hunting us, we’ll have to rely on each other again. As our situation becomes more perilous, I find myself struggling to come to terms with my past, my terrifying new reality, and my growing love for Cade as we fight to evade the aliens that want more than our lives… they also want our blood. Young Adult. This book contains some language, violence, and sexual situations. Recommended for ages sixteen and up.

James Fenimore Cooper: The Leatherstocking Tales Vol. 1 (LOA #26)

The Pioneers / The Last of the Mohicans / The Prairie

Author: James Fenimore Cooper

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1347

View: 989

The five novels in The Leatherstocking Tales (collected in two Library of America volumes), Cooper's great saga of the American wilderness, form a pageant of the American frontier. Cooper's hero, Natty Bumppo, is forced ever farther into the heart of the continent by the advance of civilization that he inadvertently serves as advance scout, missionary, and critic. Leatherstocking first appears in The Pioneers (1823), as an aged hunter living on the fringe of settlement near Templeton (Cooperstown), New York, at the end of the eighteenth century. There he becomes caught in the struggles of party, family, and class to control the changing American land and to determine what sort of civilization will replace the rapidly vanishing wilderness. When Natty Bumppo started an American tradition by setting off into the sunset at the novel's close, one early reader said, "I longed to go with him." The Last of the Mohicans (1826) is a pure unabashed narrative of adventure. It looks back to the earlier time of the French and Indian Wars, when Natty and his two companions, Chingachgook and Uncas, survivors of a once-proud Indian nation, attempt a daring rescue and seek to forestall the plan of the French to unleash their Mingo allies on a wave of terror through the English settlements. The Prairie (1827) takes up Natty in his eighties, driven by the continuous march of civilization to his last refuge on the Great Plains across the Mississippi. On this vast and barren stage, the Sioux and Pawnee, the outlaw clan of Ishmael Bush, and members of the Lewis and Clark expedition enact a romantic drama of intrigue, pursuit, and biblical justice that reflects Cooper's historical dialectic of culture and nature, of the American nation and the American continent. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Second Wind

Oral Histories of Lung Transplant Survivors

Author: M. Festle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 739

This book uses both oral and conventional historical methods to describe and analyze the history of lung transplantation in the US. While drawing on accounts from doctors and other specialists, it primarily focuses on the experiences of patients and explores themes of uncertainty, timing, identity, coping, and quality of life.

The American People: Volume 1

Search for My Heart: A Novel

Author: Larry Kramer

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 143

The long-awaited new novel by America's master playwright and activist—a radical reimagining of our history and our hopes and fears Forty years in the making, The American People embodies Larry Kramer's vision of his beloved and accursed homeland. As the founder of ACT UP and the author of Faggots and The Normal Heart, Kramer has decisively affected American lives and letters. Here, as only he can, he tells the heartbreaking and heroic story of one nation under a plague, contaminated by greed, hate, and disease yet host to transcendent acts of courage and kindness. In this magisterial novel's sweeping first volume, which runs up to the 1950s, we meet prehistoric monkeys who spread a peculiar virus, a Native American shaman whose sexual explorations mutate into occult visions, and early English settlers who live as loving same-sex couples only to fall victim to the forces of bigotry. George Washington and Alexander Hamilton revel in unexpected intimacies, and John Wilkes Booth's motives for assassinating Abraham Lincoln are thoroughly revised. In the twentieth century, the nightmare of history deepens as a religious sect conspires with eugenicists, McCarthyites, and Ivy Leaguers to exterminate homosexuals, and the AIDS virus begins to spread. Against all this, Kramer sets the tender story of a middle-class family outside Washington, D.C., trying to get along in the darkest of times. The American People is a work of ribald satire, prophetic anger, and dazzling imagination. It is an encyclopedic indictment written with outrageous love.

Every Man His Own Horse Doctor

In which is Embodied Blaine's Veterinary Art. With Numerous Recipes, Steel Plates, and Practical Anatomical and Surgical Illustration

Author: George Armatage

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Horses

Page: 830

View: 551

Perfect Health

How to Get It and How to Keep It

Author: Charles C. Haskell

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 211

View: 948

1902 How to get it and how to keep it, by one who has it, true scientific living. Contents: How Perfect Health Came to Me; Results; the Science of Perfect Health - The Body; the Science of Perfect Health - The Mind or Soul; Thinking; Conclusion;.