Legends of Our Time

Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: Schocken


Category: History

Page: 208

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A collection of tales immortalizing the heroic deeds and visions of people Wiesel knew during and after World War II. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Legend of our time

the thoughts of M.K.O. Abiola

Author: Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola



Category: Africa

Page: 592

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Legends of Our Times

Native Cowboy Life

Author: Morgan Baillargeon

Publisher: UBC Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 389

Throughout the world, the cowboy is an instantly recognized symbol of the North American West. Legends of Our Times breaks the stereotype of ‘cowboys and Indians’ to show an almost unknown side of the West. It tells the story of some of the first cowboys - Native peoples of the northern Plains and Plateau. Through stories, poetry, art, and reminiscences in this lavishly illustrated work, Native people invite the reader on a fascinating journey into the world of ranching and rodeo. The book also presents the special relationship between Native people and animals such as the horse, buffalo, deer, and dog, which have always played an important role in Native spiritual and economic life. By the mid-nineteenth century, Native people were highly valued for their skills in horse breeding and herding, and could take advantage of new economic opportunities in the emerging ranching industry. Faced with limited resources, competition for land, and control by governments and Indian agents, many Native people still managed to develop their own herds or to find work as cowboys. As the ways of the Old West changed, new forms of entertainment and sport evolved. Impresarios such as Buffalo Bill Cody invented the Wild West show, employing Native actors and stunt performers to dramatize scenes from the history of the West and to demonstrate the friendly competitions that cowboys enjoyed at the end of a long round-up or cattle drive. The popularity of rodeos also grew within Native communities, and arenas were built on many reserves. Native rodeos are still held, while many Native competitors ride in professional rodeos as well. Today, Plains and Plateau peoples proudly continue a long tradition of cowboying. Legends of Our Times is a celebration of their rich contribution to ranching and rodeo life.

Legends of Our Time

Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: Avon Books


Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 237

View: 674

A collection of tales immortalizing the heroic deeds and visions of people Wiesel knew during and after World War II.

Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi

a legend of our time

Author: Christopher Eshemomoh Ebuetse



Category: Biography & Autobiography


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Monkey - Hero of Our Time

Author: Monkey

Publisher: Igloo Books Ltd


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 686

ÒSo, this is for the back of my book, is it? Well, IÕm glad my fans finally formed a Facebook group and demanded an autobiography, as I for one am sick and tired of my ghostwriters, stylists and the hacks getting it wrong. OK, letÕs get this over with as quickly as possible. IÕve got a pedicure booked.Ó Learn all about Monkey, from his early years to his current superstardom, in this new, 100% official autobiography ghostwritten by himself!

Part of Our Time

Some Ruins and Monuments of the Thirties

Author: Murray Kempton

Publisher: New York Review of Books


Category: History

Page: 360

View: 513

Through brilliant portraits of real persons who created the myths and realities of the 1930s, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Murray Kempton brings that turbulent decade to life. Himself a child of the time, Kempton examines with the insight and imagination of a novelist the men and women who embraced, grappled with, and in many cases were destroyed by the myth of revolution. What he calls the “ruins and monuments of the Thirties” include Paul Robeson, Alger Hiss, and Whittaker Chambers, the Hollywood Ten, the rebel women Elizabeth Bentley and Mary Heaton Vorse, and the labor leaders Walter Reuther and Joe Curran.

A Question of Time

J.R.R. Tolkien's Road to Faërie

Author: Verlyn Flieger

Publisher: Kent State University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

View: 528

Tolkien's concern with time - past and present, real and faerie - captures the wonder of travel into other worlds and other times. This work shows that he was not just a mythmaker and writer of escapist fantasy but a man whose relationship to his own century was troubled and critical.