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Outlander

By Diana Gabaldon
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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Isbn : 0385674678
  • Pages : 896
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 491
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Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another... In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

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By Charlotte Gray
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Isbn : 0143181300
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 587
  • File Pdf: sisters-in-the-wilderness.pdf

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Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie are icons of the Canadian imagination. Yet most of what we know of these two English gentlewomen who spent their adult lives struggling in Britain’s harsh and vigorous colony comes from their own self-consciously crafted writings and from other writers’ sometimes fanciful depictions of them. But what were the women behind the authorial voices really like? In Sisters in the Wilderness, award-winning author Charlotte Gray breathes life into two remarkable and fascinating characters and brings us a vivid picture of life in the backwoods of Upper Canada.

Into the Wild

By Jon Krakauer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Isbn : 0307476863
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 962
  • File Pdf: into-the-wild.pdf

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Krakauer’s page-turning bestseller explores a famed missing person mystery while unraveling the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. "Terrifying... Eloquent... A heart-rending drama of human yearning." —New York Times In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the drives and desires that propelled McCandless. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.

Lake in the Clouds

By Sara Donati
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Isbn : 0553897519
  • Pages : 672
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 489
  • File Pdf: lake-in-the-clouds.pdf

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In her extraordinary novels Into the Wilderness and Dawn on a Distant Shore, award-winning writer Sara Donati deftly captured the vast, untamed wilderness of late-eighteenth-century New York and the trials and triumphs of the Bonner family. Now Donati takes on a new and often overlooked chapter in our nation’s past--and in the life of the spirited Bonners--as their oldest daughter, the brave and beautiful Hannah, comes of age with a challenge that will change her forever. Masterfully told, this passionate story is a moving tribute to a resilient, adventurous family and a people poised at the brink of a new century. It is the spring of 1802, and the village of Paradise is still reeling from the typhoid epidemic of the previous summer. Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner have lost their two-year-old son, Hannah’s half brother Robbie, but they struggle on as always: the men in the forests, the twins Lily and Daniel in Elizabeth’s school, and Hannah as a doctor in training, apprenticed to Richard Todd. Hannah is descended from healers on both sides--one Scots grandmother and one Mohawk--and her reputation as a skilled healer in her own right is growing. After a long night spent attending to a birth, Elizabeth and Hannah encounter an escaped slave hiding on the mountain. She calls herself Selah Voyager, and she is looking for Curiosity Freeman--a former slave herself, one of the village’s wisest women and Elizabeth’s closest friend. The Bonners take Selah, desperately ill, to Lake in the Clouds to care for her, and with that simple act they are drawn into the secret life that Curiosity and Galileo Freeman and their grown children have been leading for almost ten years. The Bonners will do what they must to protect the Freemans, just as Hannah will protect her patient, who presents more than one kind of challenge. For a bounty hunter is afoot--Hannah’s childhood friend and first love, Liam Kirby. While Elizabeth and Nathaniel undertake a treacherous journey through the endless forests to bring Selah to safety in the north, Hannah embarks on a very different journey to New-York City, with two goals: to learn the secrets of vaccination against smallpox, a disease that threatens Paradise, and to find out what she can about Liam’s immediate past and what caused him to change so drastically from the boy she once loved. The obstacles she faces as a woman and a Mohawk make her confront questions long avoided about her place in the world. Those questions follow her back to Paradise, where she finds that the medical miracle she brings with her will not cure prejudice or superstition, nor can it solve the problem of slavery. No sooner have the Bonners begun to rebound from their losses--old and new--than they find themselves confronted by more than one old enemy in a battle that will test the strength of their love for one another. Hannah faces the decision she has always dreaded: will she make a life for herself in a white world, or among her mother’s people?

The Endless Forest

By Sara Donati
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  • Publisher : Dell
  • Isbn : 0440339022
  • Pages : 640
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 573
  • File Pdf: the-endless-forest.pdf

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A rich, passionate, multilayered portrayal of family strength and endurance from bestselling author Sara Donati In the spring of 1824, in the remote village of Paradise on the New York frontier, Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner celebrate a glorious reunion as their children return from far-off places: Lily and her husband from Italy, and Martha Kirby, the Bonners’ ward, from Manhattan. In the peace that follows a devastating flood, childhood friends Martha and Daniel, Lily’s twin brother, suddenly begin to see each other in a new light. But their growing bond is threatened when Martha’s estranged mother arrives back in Paradise. Jemima Southern is a dangerous schemer who has destroyed more than one family, and her anger touches everyone, as do her secrets. Has Jemima come to claim her daughter—or does she have other, darker motives? Whatever transpires, Martha, Daniel, and all the Bonners must stand united against the threats to both heart and home.

A Light in the Wilderness

By Jane Kirkpatrick
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  • Publisher : Revell
  • Isbn : 1441219560
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 559
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Letitia holds nothing more dear than the papers that prove she is no longer a slave. They may not cause white folks to treat her like a human being, but at least they show she is free. She trusts in those words she cannot read--as she is beginning to trust in Davey Carson, an Irish immigrant cattleman who wants her to come west with him. Nancy Hawkins is loathe to leave her settled life for the treacherous journey by wagon train, but she is so deeply in love with her husband that she knows she will follow him anywhere--even when the trek exacts a terrible cost. Betsy is a Kalapuya Indian, the last remnant of a once proud tribe in the Willamette Valley in Oregon territory. She spends her time trying to impart the wisdom and ways of her people to her grandson. But she will soon have another person to care for. As season turns to season, suspicion turns to friendship, and fear turns to courage, three spirited women will discover what it means to be truly free in a land that makes promises it cannot fulfill. This multilayered story from bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick will grip readers' hearts and minds as they travel with Letitia on the dusty and dangerous Oregon trail into the boundless American West.

Fire Along the Sky

By Sara Donati
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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Isbn : 0553900641
  • Pages : 624
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 944
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With epic sweep and breathtaking adventure, Sara Donati’s bestselling saga of an Early American family’s struggle for survival in the Northeast wilderness continues with the story of an indomitable woman and an unforgettable journey of redemption across a young nation threatened by the flames of war. The year is 1812 and Hannah Bonner has returned to her family’s mountain cabin in Paradise. But Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner can see that Hannah is not the same woman as when she left. For their daughter has come home without her husband and without her son…and with a story of loss and tragedy that she can’t bear to tell. Yet as Hannah resumes her duties as a gifted healer among the sick and needy, she finds that she is also slowly healing herself. Little does she realize that she is about to be called away to face her greatest challenge ever. As autumn approaches, news of the latest conflict with Britain finds the young men of Paradise—including eighteen-year-old Daniel Bonner—eager to take up arms. Against their better judgment, Nathaniel and Elizabeth must let him go, just as they must let his twin sister Lily, a stubborn beauty, pursue her independence in Montreal. But on the eve of the War of 1812, an unexpected guest arrives from Scotland: It is the Bonners’ distant cousin, the newly widowed Jennet Scott of Carryckcastle. Far from home, Lily and Jennet will each learn the price of pursuing their dreams and the possibility of true love. But it’s Hannah herself who must risk everything once more—this time to save Daniel, who’s been taken prisoner by the British. As the distant thunder of war threatens Paradise, Hannah may learn to live—and maybe love—again in one final act of courage, duty, and sacrifice. A gifted writer, a master storyteller, and a first-rate historian, Sara Donati has written a powerful, poignant, and movingly romantic novel that chronicles the lives and adventures of a family as compelling and unforgettable as any in American fiction.

A Wind from the Wilderness

By Suzannah Rowntree
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  • Publisher : Bocfodder Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 390
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Hunted by demons. Lost in time. Welcome to the First Crusade. Syria, 636: As heretic invaders circle Jerusalem, young Lukas Bessarion vows to defend his people. Instead, disaster strikes. His family is ripped apart. His allies are slaughtered. And Lukas is hurled across the centuries to a future where his worst nightmares have come true... Constantinople, 1097: Ayla may be a heretic beggar, but she knows one thing for sure: six months from now, she will die. Before then, she must avenge her father’s murder—or risk losing her soul. Desperate to find their way home, Lukas and Ayla join the seven armies marching east to liberate Jerusalem. If Lukas succeeds in his quest, he’ll undo the invasion and change the course of history. But only as long as Ayla never finds out who he really is… Dark magic, bloody warfare, and star-crossed love collide in this “utterly enthralling” historical fantasy perfect for fans of Outlander and City of Brass (The Fantasy Hive). Read 2020 SPFBO finalist A Wind from the Wilderness today! (Content Warning: The author has provided a content warning for character death and child harm/endangerment)

The Wilderness

By Samantha Harvey
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Isbn : 0385529481
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 840
  • File Pdf: the-wilderness.pdf

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An Orange Prize Finalist A Man Booker Prize Nominee Winner of the 2009 Betty Trask Prize A Guardian First Book Award Nominee Jake is in the tailspin of old age. His wife has passed away, his son is in prison, and now he is about to lose his past to Alzheimer’s. As the disease takes hold of him, Jake’s memories become increasingly unreliable. What happened to his daughter? Is she alive, or long dead? Why is his son imprisoned? And why can’t he shake the memory of a yellow dress and one lonely, echoing gunshot? Like Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead, The Wilderness holds us in its grip from the first sentence to the last with the sheer beauty of its language and its ruminations on love and loss.

Reading in the Wilderness

By Jessica Brantley
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 0226071340
  • Pages : 344
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 132
  • File Pdf: reading-in-the-wilderness.pdf

Book Summary:

Just as twenty-first-century technologies like blogs and wikis have transformed the once private act of reading into a public enterprise, devotional reading experiences in the Middle Ages were dependent upon an oscillation between the solitary and the communal. In Reading in the Wilderness, Jessica Brantley uses tools from both literary criticism and art history to illuminate Additional MS 37049, an illustrated Carthusian miscellany housed in the British Library. This revealing artifact, Brantley argues, closes the gap between group spectatorship and private study in late medieval England. Drawing on the work of W. J. T. Mitchell, Michael Camille, and others working at the image-text crossroads, Reading in the Wilderness addresses the manuscript’s texts and illustrations to examine connections between reading and performance within the solitary monk’s cell and also outside. Brantley reimagines the medieval codex as a site where the meanings of images and words are performed, both publicly and privately, in the act of reading.

In Desert And Wilderness

By Henryk Sienkiewicz
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1447481216
  • Pages : 562
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 520
  • File Pdf: in-desert-and-wilderness.pdf

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This vintage book contains Henryk Sienkiewicz's 1912 novel, "In Desert And Wilderness". Sienkiewicz's compelling young adult novel tells the tale of two friends who are taken by rebels during the Mahdist war in Sudan. "In Desert And Wilderness" was used as the basis for two films, one in 1917 and one in 2001. This book is recommended for fans of inspirational historical literature, and it would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Henryk Sienkiewicz is a Polish author who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1905. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.

Wandering the Wilderness

By Ray R. Friesen
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Isbn : 152556014X
  • Pages : 326
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 958
  • File Pdf: wandering-the-wilderness.pdf

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Wandering the Wilderness is a guidebook for individuals who are unsure of their path or are questioning the trails they were taught in the past. Author Ray Friesen is a former pastor and at the same time a life long “believing skeptic.” He’s an advocate for “abundant living” and the guideposts that mark it, as outlined by “Wholehearted Living” researcher Dr. Brené Brown (The Gifts of Imperfection). This informs Friesen’s thoughtful submission for a renewed approach to finding meaning in a life informed by the Bible in a time when the relevance of those Ancient Writings is often thrown into question. In Wandering the Wilderness, Friesen has us stop, listen, and learn at thirteen “trail posts” along life’s pilgrimage. In addition to Brown, he draws on the Ancient Writings (Bible) with the help of scholars like Walter Brueggemann, Eugene Peterson, and Peter Enns. All of this is shaped in the context of his personal life experiences, including his journey with cancer and chemotherapy. The result is a book for all who are looking for a path in their own wilderness. He invites the reader to understand that developing a Christian faith and spirituality can help re energize a life at times burdened with difficulty or plagued with aimlessness, even, maybe especially, in this post-modern age. Here is a thoughtful, informed guide for wanderers weary from the journey and skeptics wondering where or if faith still matters. Whether you read it alone or with fellow wanderers and/or skeptics wishing to believe, Wandering the Wilderness has the potential to transform your wandering.

My Side of the Mountain

By Jean Craighead George
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0593115007
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 201
  • File Pdf: my-side-of-the-mountain.pdf

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"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."—The New York Times Book Review Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods—all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever. “An extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.” —The Horn Book

What Remains

By B.R. Goodwin
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 1664226419
  • Pages : 174
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 606
  • File Pdf: what-remains.pdf

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When Vala’s family is deemed a threat to society by the government, her life is dramatically shifted from that of a normal seventeen-year-old girl, to a life on the run. Along with a small group of friends, she embarks on a journey to find her captured brother and learns to trust the one who has seemingly led her through the wilderness all along.

Dragon by Midnight

By Karen Kincy
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  • Publisher : Karen Kincy
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 984
  • File Pdf: dragon.pdf

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When the clock strikes midnight, Cinderella turns into a dragon. Her dream twisted into a nightmare, she flees from the ball into the wilderness. Cinderella’s only hope? Sikandar, a sorcerer banished from a faraway land, who promises to break the dragon curse. Even at her most beastly, he finds beauty within her. But he’s hiding his own dark past, and saving Cinderella might be his last chance of redemption. Together, Cinderella and Sikandar must untangle dangerous secrets and deadly magic before happily ever after is forever out of reach. Dragon by Midnight features sweet romance, twists on fairytales, an obsession with breakfast, and a cinnamon roll hero who’s too good to be bad.

The Bomb in the Wilderness

By John O'Brian
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  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Isbn : 0774863900
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 805
  • File Pdf: the-bomb-in-the-wilderness.pdf

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What can photographs reveal about Canada’s nuclear footprint? The Bomb in the Wilderness contends that photography is central to how we interpret and remember nuclear activities. The impact and global reach of Canada’s nuclear programs have been felt ever since the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945. But do photographs alert viewers to nuclear threat, numb them to its dangers, or actually do both? John O’Brian’s wide-ranging and personal account of the nuclear era presents and discusses over a hundred photographs, ranging from military images to the atomic ephemera of consumer culture. His fascinating analysis ensures that we do not look away.

The Word for Woman Is Wilderness

By Abi Andrews
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  • Publisher : Two Dollar Radio
  • Isbn : 1937512800
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 847
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THE OFFICIAL NORTH AMERICAN EDITION! "Beguiling, audacious... rises to its own challenges in engaging intellectually as well as wholeheartedly with its questions about gender, genre and the concept of wilderness. The novel displays wide reading, clever writing and amusing dialogue." —The Guardian This is a new kind of nature writing — one that crosses fiction with science writing and puts gender politics at the center of the landscape. Erin, a 19-year-old girl from middle England, is travelling to Alaska on a journey that takes her through Iceland, Greenland, and across Canada. She is making a documentary about how men are allowed to express this kind of individualism and personal freedom more than women are, based on masculinist ideas of survivalism and the shunning of society: the “Mountain Man.” She plans to culminate her journey with an experiment: living in a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness, a la Thoreau, to explore it from a feminist perspective. The book is a fictional time capsule curated by Erin, comprising of personal narrative, fact, anecdote, images and maps, on subjects as diverse as The Golden Records, Voyager 1, the moon landings, the appropriation of Native land and culture, Rachel Carson, The Order of The Dolphin, The Doomsday Clock, Ted Kaczynski, Valentina Tereshkova, Jack London, Thoreau, Darwin, Nuclear war, The Letters of Last Resort and the pill, amongst many other topics. "Refreshingly outward-looking in a literary culture that turns ever inward to the self, although it still has profound moments of introspection. Uplifting, with a thirsty curiosity, the writing is playful and exuberant. Riffing on feminist ideas but unlimited in scope, Andrews focuses our attention on our beautiful, doomed planet, and the astonishing things we have yet to discover." —Ruth McKee, The Irish Times

Camping in the wilderness

By Aazmee Muhammed Shaffi
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  • Publisher : Blue Rose Publishers
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 77
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 331
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Eight children have had an opportunity from their parents to go camping alone in Rail Woods. They were expecting a quite, nice, and peaceful holiday, but little did they know that it would turn out to be a mysterious adventure. As they jump into the mystifying hole, they find incredible surprises; surprises they would never have even dreamt of. Even as they continue to try solving the mystery, which is right under their nose, at some point, the question lies- Is Mr. Smith the villain as per the children’s guess, or if not who? Will they be trapped for the rest of their lives, or will Jane and Kent fetch help? Jump right in to find out! A gripping and enthralling novel that will keep the kids on their toes -This book will embark your children into a world of adventure and dreams.

Errand into the Wilderness of Mirrors

By Michael Graziano
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 022676754X
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 192
  • File Pdf: errand-into-the-wilderness-of-mirrors.pdf

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Michael Graziano’s intriguing book fuses two landmark titles in American history: Perry Miller’s Errand into the Wilderness (1956), about the religious worldview of the early Massachusetts colonists, and David Martin’s Wilderness of Mirrors (1980), about the dangers and delusions inherent to the Central Intelligence Agency. Fittingly, Errand into the Wilderness of Mirrors investigates the dangers and delusions that ensued from the religious worldview of the early molders of the Central Intelligence Agency. Graziano argues that the religious approach to intelligence by key OSS and CIA figures like “Wild” Bill Donovan and Edward Lansdale was an essential, and overlooked, factor in establishing the agency’s concerns, methods, and understandings of the world. In a practical sense, this was because the Roman Catholic Church already had global networks of people and safe places that American agents could use to their advantage. But more tellingly, Graziano shows, American intelligence officers were overly inclined to view powerful religions and religious figures through the frameworks of Catholicism. As Graziano makes clear, these misconceptions often led to tragedy and disaster on an international scale. By braiding the development of the modern intelligence agency with the story of postwar American religion, Errand into the Wilderness of Mirrors delivers a provocative new look at a secret driver of one of the major engines of American power.

Backpacking & Hiking

By Jason Stevenson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 161564914X
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 774
  • File Pdf: backpacking-hiking.pdf

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Hit the trails with all the backpacking and hiking information you need You know there's nothing quite like spending time with nature, enjoying the fresh air and magnificent vistas. But thinking about where to go, what to bring, and how to protect yourself from the elements might have you feeling less adventurous than you'd like. Well, it's time to get off the couch and onto the trail with Outdoor Adventure Guides: Backpacking and Hiking. Filled with practical tips, this guide gives you all the information you need to survive and thrive in the great outdoors. Packed with information ranging from preparing your body and choosing what to bring to handling the elements and knowing your first aid, this no-nonsense guide has everything you've been looking for in a trail buddy--and its travel-friendly size means it fits in any backpack you bring! So what are you waiting for? Go have an adventure!

Mennyms In The Wilderness

By Sylvia Waugh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1448195381
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 233
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The follow-up to Sylvia Waugh's award-winning debut, The Mennyms. The Mennyms are faced with a crisis when plans to build a motorway straight through their home are announced. They've successfully survived living on Brocklehurst Road for forty years, carefully keeping the secret of their rag doll identity under wraps. But news of the motorway forces them to confront a cruel ultimatum: they can be destroyed with the house, or they can move out into the countryside. Either way the consequences will be devastating . . . Includes extra content detailing the story behind how the Mennyms came to be. Previously unpublished and exclusive to the ebook editions, the author hopes her readers, new and old, will enjoy discovering the back story to this mysterious family of life-sized rag dolls.

Stepping into the Wilderness

By IME ALBERT
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1477239022
  • Pages : 298
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 775
  • File Pdf: stepping-into-the-wilderness.pdf

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Ime Albert holds an honorary doctorate degree in business administration from Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri, USA. He is a successful Nigerian businessman and politician. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre arts from the University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. He is a born-again Christian author, poet, novelist, and philosopher. He is a reformed Christian vessel in the hands of the Lord. He is a philanthropist extraordinaire with a very large heart. He is married to Patricia, and the marriage is blessed with three children: Roland, Rachael, and Rhema. He is indeed a blessed man. STEPPING INTO THE WILDERNESS is a poetic expression of the travails, troubles, agonies, and sweetness of life. It is an intellectual expression drawn from real-life situations. It explains real-life events, people, places, as well as the propelling forces of life, which are controlled by Almighty God and Satan. This book reveals the true nature of man, the very gifts, talents, and potentialities that make the human race a rich base of incredible resources – bottled in the providential wealth of divinity. The fundamental truth as revealed by the trends captured in this work shows Almighty God not only as wonderful but as the most powerful source of wealth, fame, and riches. He is also the author of No Love Lost (A Trilogy), The Fury of God also Best Parents, Worst Couples, and The Rich, The Famous, and The Blessed, all contemporary classics. “THE BEAUTIFUL ANGEL” the extract shown in this book is a radiant work of my late son Richmond Ime Albert, who died on the 22nd of May 2011. He was aged 16 years, and was a Student of Bridge Water Independent School. He was diagnosed of Cadiomyopathy, a heart vessel disease on the 10th of April 2011, and was admitted in the hospital in England but was later discharged two week later and certified to be okay, but two months later he died in sleep. He was particularly in love with Arsenal Football Club of London. May his gentle soul rest in the bosom of our lord.

The Wilderness Idiot

By Ted Alvarez
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1493043056
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 186
  • File Pdf: the-wilderness-idiot.pdf

Book Summary:

The path to an adventurous life seems straightforward: Crush at an outdoor sport; amass a legion of followers who drool at your hero shots on Instagram; host TED talks exhorting people to live their best life, brah. But there is another way: the way of the Wilderness Idiot. Author Ted Alvarez built a career and an outdoor lifestyle by simply not being smart enough to say no to things that will probably kill him, or at least embarrass him severely. From nearly drowning in pro kayak races to hallucinating on solo trips across bear-and-bug-infested wildernesses, his work exists to show that the outsider Everywoman and -man can have the spotlight. In a series of hilarious and insightful essays, Alvarez shows that you don’t need to shred sick lines to find adventure—you just have to embrace the blank spots beyond your comfort zone. That way lies self-knowledge, soul-quieting confidence, and the soul of wilderness. More than most, Alvarez knows outsiders belong outside—and he wants to welcome them into the tribe. The Wilderness Idiot airlifts readers to the world’s most remote places (in reality and in the mind) and make them feel so at home they’ll start dreaming about adventures of their own.

Into the Wilderness

By Mandy Hager
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pyr
  • Isbn : 1616148640
  • Pages : 335
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 208
  • File Pdf: into-the-wilderness.pdf

Book Summary:

Award-caliber social science fiction with a strong message about race and the abuse of religious faith by those in power. Maryam, Ruth, and Joseph have fled Onewere, reluctantly taking Joseph's troublesome cousin, Lazarus, as well. They arrive at their destination, Marawa Island, filled with hope for rescue and reprieve. But at first glance the island appears to be solely populated by birds. Perhaps the Apostles' dire warnings about the fall-out of the Tribulation were true after all? As Maryam and Joseph experience all the topsy-turvy misunderstandings and sexual tension first love entails, the antagonism between Maryam and Lazarus reaches explosive proportions. But when disaster brings the crushing realization that time is now against them, all four must decide just who they can risk turning to for help. From the Hardcover edition.

Into the Wilderness

By Sara Donati
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Isbn : 0440338077
  • Pages : 896
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 724
  • File Pdf: into-the-wilderness.pdf

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Weaving a tapestry of fact and fiction, Sara Donati’s epic novel sweeps us into another time and place . . . and into a breathtaking story of love and survival in a land of savage beauty. It is December of 1792. Elizabeth Middleton leaves her comfortable English estate to join her family in a remote New York mountain village. It is a place unlike any she has ever experienced. And she meets a man unlike any she has ever encountered—a white man dressed like a Native American: Nathaniel Bonner, known to the Mohawk people as Between-Two-Lives. Determined to provide schooling for all the children of the village, Elizabeth soon finds herself locked in conflict with the local slave owners as well as with her own family. Interweaving the fate of the Mohawk Nation with the destiny of two lovers, Sara Donati’s compelling novel creates a complex, profound, passionate portait of an emerging America. Praise for Into the Wilderness “My favorite kind of book is the sort you live in, rather than read. Into the Wilderness is one of those rare stories that let you breathe the air of another time, and leave your footprints on the snow of a wild, strange place. I can think of no better adventure than to explore the wilderness in the company of such engaging and independent lovers as Elizabeth and her Nathaniel.”—Diana Gabaldon “Each time you open a book you hope to discover a story that will make your spirit of adventure and romance sing. This book delivers on that promise.”—Amanda Quick “A beautiful tale of both romance and survival…Here is the beauty as well as the savagery of the wilderness and, at the core of it all, the compelling story of the love of a man and a woman, both for the untamed land and for one another.”—Allan W. Eckert “Lushly written . . . Exemplary historical fiction.”—Kirkus Reviews “Epic in scope, emotionally intense.”—BookPage

Into the Wilderness

By Tracy Lewis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1098030060
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 262
  • File Pdf: into-the-wilderness.pdf

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Into the Wilderness: A Journey of Faith is the spiritually inspiring and surreal true story of a young girl from West Virginia who, at the age of twelve, suddenly finds herself deposited into the harshest environment imaginable-the streets and public schools of South Central, Los Angeles. There, she struggles to survive not only the violence, crime, and destruction around her, but also the resulting trauma, depression, sadness, and sense of hopelessness. Her sudden friendship with a Jewish family at the age of fourteen leads to a desire to know God for herself and a much needed encounter with Jesus at the age of sixteen. Five years later, a God-directed mission into the wilderness of Alaska quickly builds her faith in a powerful way, and her relationship with God is strengthened as she learns the meaning of spiritual warfare. For people who need answers to the questions "Is God Real? Does God care about me? Do I have a purpose?" This book is for them.

A Mission into the Wilderness and Memoirs of a Campaigning Trooper

By Harold W. Cheney Jr.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 059591828X
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 605
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Our Jack of Tabbyshire is now full grown. No longer a kitten, he is the acknowledged heir of Lord Wallingford. Further, as Viscount Jack, he governs Tabbyshire as his Grandfather's Regent. Jack is troubled by an unexplained increase in ferocious forays by the Wild Cats of the Northern Hills into Tabbyshire. To discover their cause, he embarks on a Mission Into the Wilderness. Jack will restore peace by bringing the message of the Great Cat-the Mother of all Cats-to these Wild Cats. In this tale Jack and his friend, Tootoo, meet the leader of the Wild Cats, Long Claw. They also meet Golden Fur, also a Wild Cat-or is he? Can our Jack prevail over these wild and hardened fighters in the Northern Hills? To this task our Jack must bring every skill of a Campaigning Trooper-and more. In his Memoirs of a Campaigning Trooper, Captain Sam, rescuer of Jack in our previous tale, describes his rise from a humble tenant of Tabbyshire to Knight Commander of the Troop that guards the Shire.

Bread in the Wilderness (New Directions Classic)

By Thomas Merton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Isbn : 0811224163
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 758
  • File Pdf: bread-in-the-wilderness.pdf

Book Summary:

The Psalms, which Thomas Merton called "one of the most valid forms of prayer for men of all time," are the most significant and influential collection of religious poems ever written, summing up the theology of the Old Testament and serving as daily nourishment for the devout. Bread in the Wilderness sets forth Merton's belief that "the Psalms acquire, for those who know how to enter into them, a surprising depth, a marvelous and inexhaustible actuality. They are bread, miraculously provided by Christ, to feed those who have followed Him into the wilderness." Merton's goal in this moving book is to help the reader enter into the Psalms: "The secret is placed in the hands of each Christian. It only needs to be discovered and fulfilled in our own lives." The new ND Classic edition of Bread in the Wilderness faithfully reproduces the beautiful, large-format original 1953 New Directions books, created by the celebrated designer Alvin Lustig and lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs of a remarkable medieval crucifix at Perpignan, France.

The Wilderness, the Cave and the Mountain

By Dr. D. K. Olukoya
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries
  • Isbn : 9789202091
  • Pages : 119
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 860
  • File Pdf: the-wilderness-the-cave-and-the-mountain.pdf

Book Summary:

THE WILDERNESS, THE CAVE AND THE MOUNTAIN The journey of life is enigmatic, it is deep, mysterious and challenging. God has every power and ability to take you through the journey of life and ensure that no matter what happens, you will end up as an over comer. It is very interesting to find yourself at your appointed time. When it is your appointed season, those who do not like you will begin to work for you. When it is your appointed time, everything working against you will start working for you. When it is your appointed time', everything cooperates. When it is your appointed time, the impossible will become possible. When it is God's appointed time, you will not need to force anything. When it is your season, nothing will stop you from getting to the throne.

The Wilderness Within You

By Penelope Wilcock
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Monarch Books
  • Isbn : 0857214985
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 970
  • File Pdf: the-wilderness-within-you.pdf

Book Summary:

Jesus said that his burden was light, but it doesn't always feel that way. For example, what does it mean to 'take up your cross'? How figurative is the language Jesus is using? Or, 'Those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples,' What does Jesus mean? Or, 'I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me.' Does this mean unless I follow Jesus, I am cut adrift in this world, lost and without hope? But I cannot follow Jesus without being crucified ... Following Jesus does not seem as simple as preachers sometimes suggest. So Pen sets out into the wilderness to look for him. 'I have one big question that almost hurts in my heart,' she says, 'because I care about the answer so much. I want to ask him, "Jesus, what do you think of me?"'

Corrour Bothy

By Ralph Storer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Luath Press Ltd
  • Isbn : 1910022365
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 994
  • File Pdf: corrour-bothy.pdf

Book Summary:

In his newest publication, Ralph concentrates on the history of Corrour Bothy. The book tells the story of the oldest and most famous bothy in the world, celebrating a century of public use in 2020. The book blends visitors’ book entries with historical accounts. Through visitors’ book entries between the years of 1928 and the present day, Ralph outlines bothy life, the history of the Highlands, of hillwalking and of climbing and thereby provides a portrait of the past 100 years from a unique perspective centred on the Cairngorms.

Hunting Trips of a Ranchman and The Wilderness Hunter

By Theodore Roosevelt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Isbn : 067964184X
  • Pages : 832
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 607
  • File Pdf: hunting-trips-of-a-ranchman-and-the-wilderness-hunter.pdf

Book Summary:

Written during his days as a ranchman in the Dakota Bad Lands, these two wilderness tales by Theodore Roosevelt endure today as part of the classic folklore of the West. The narratives provide vivid portraits of the land as well as the people and animals that inhabited it, ever underscoring the author's abiding concerns as a naturalist. Originally published in 1885, Hundting Trips of a Ranchman chronicles Roosevelt's adventures tracking a twelve-hundred-pound grizzly bear in the pine forests of the Bighorn Mountains. Yet some of the best sections are those in which Roosevelt muses on the beauty of the Bad Lands and the simple pleasures of ranch life. The British Spectator said the book 'could claim an honourable place on the same shelf as Walton's Compleat Angler.' The Wilderness Hunter, which came out in 1893, remains perhaps the most detailed account of the private life of the grizzly bear ever recorded. This Modern Library edition contains an introduction by historian Stephen E. Ambrose, author of Undaunted Courage.