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Through Rushing Water

By Catherine Richmond
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Isbn : 1401686508
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 177
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Sophia has her life all planned out—but her plan didn’t include being jilted or ending up in Dakota Territory. Sophia Makinoff is certain 1876 is the year that she’ll become the wife of a certain US Congressman, and happily plans her debut into the Capitol city. But when he proposes to her roommate instead, Sophia is stunned. Hoping to flee her heartache and humiliation, she signs up with the Board of Foreign Missions on a whim. With dreams of a romantic posting to the Far East, Sophia is dismayed to find she’s being sent to the Ponca Indian Agency in the bleak Dakota Territory. She can’t even run away effectively and begins to wonder how on earth she’ll be able to guide others as a missionary. But teaching the Ponca children provides her with a joy she has never known—and never expected—and ignites in her a passion for the people she’s sent to serve. It’s a passion shared by the Agency carpenter, Willoughby Dunn, a man whose integrity and selflessness are unmatched. The Poncas are barely surviving. When US policy decrees that they be uprooted from their land and marched hundreds of miles away in the middle of winter, Sophia and Will wade into rushing waters to fight for their friends, their love, and their destiny.

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The Cruise of the Snark (1911) is a work of travel literature by American writer Jack London. In 1906, after achieving early success as an author of novels and short stories, London began dreaming of the adventures of his youth. Inspired, he spent a fortune to build a 45-foot yacht complete with two sails and a 70-horsepower engine, powerful enough to carry him across the Pacific. Envisioning a seven-year journey, London and his wife Charmian set sail on the Snark with a small crew in 1907. Over the next two years, they would visit Hawaii—where London learned to surf and visited a leper colony—and the Marquesas Islands—made famous by Herman Melville’s first novel, Typee. Other stops included Tahiti, Bora Bora, Fiji, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands. During the voyage, London learned the art of sailing and celestial navigation, ensuring that his travelogue—which he filled with photographs from the journey—would be authentic and instructive. In 1909, the Snark was forced to end its voyage in Guadalcanal so that London, suffering from infection, could be taken to a hospital in Sydney. To help cover costs, the Snark was sold in Australia in 1909, and the Londons returned to America via Ecuador later that year. In addition to The Cruise of the Snark, London would publish numerous essays and articles about the trip, and his wife Charmian also wrote three books of her own on the subject. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Jack London’s The Cruise of the Snark is a classic of American literature reimagined for modern readers.

Living on Wilderness Time

By Melissa Walker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Isbn : 9780813924861
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 970
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Melissa Walker set out on a journey that many women of her generation have mapped only in their dreams. Like many American chroniclers before her who have surrendered to the aimless pleasures of the road, Walker had no geographical destination in mind, but she did have two definite goals—one personal, one political—for her journey. She was looking for the peace and solitude of the backcountry, certainly, but she also wanted to learn the dynamics of preserving wild places and to devote herself to that cause. In the Sky Islands of southern Arizona, on the banks of the Popo Agie River and the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming, in Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Rocky Mountain, and Olympic National Park, in Gila and Glacier Peak Wilderness, she encountered the hazards of wild animals and extreme weather, and she began to reassess what parts of her life she could control. Living on Wilderness Time is a book for those who have visited wild places and want to return, and for others whose overcommitted urban lives make them long for land where time is measured differently and human beings are scarce. Above all it is a call to join those who, like Aldo Leopold, see wilderness as vital to the human community. Melissa Walker is vice president of National Wilderness Watch, chair of the Georgia chapter of Wilderness Watch, serves on the Southern Appalachian Council of the Wilderness Society, and is the author of Reading the Environment and Down from the Mountaintop. She has been Professor of English at the University of New Orleans and Mercer University and a fellow of Women’s Studies at Emory University. Walker lives with her husband in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Amazing Adventures of Snowflake and The Princess Episodes 1-6

  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : M.Modak
  • Isbn : 1301287148
  • Pages :
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  • Reads : 904
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Read and download full book The Amazing Adventures of Snowflake and The Princess Episodes 1-6

BattleTech: Crimson Night

By Jennifer Brozek
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Catalyst Game Labs
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 863
  • File Pdf: battletech.pdf

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A WORLD IN FLAMES… Emporia has been bombed into disease-ridden ruins, and the planet’s remaining forces have been scattered. Jasper and Nadine Roux are among the few surviving cadets from the Ritza MechWarrior Academy. They and their war-torn peers are all that stands in the way of Tai-sa Takeji Yoshizawa’s plan to conquer their homeworld. Tai-sa Yoshizawa battles dissension within the ranks of his most trusted advisors as he struggles to complete his conquest. Desperate to solidify his hold on Emporia, the rogue Draconis Combine colonel will use every option at his command—including capturing the last surviving heir of Emporia and claiming him as his ward, then ruling the planet through him. It is a race to see who can reach the Ritza family first. With Nadine coordinating the survivors’ evacuation from space, and Jasper on the ground fighting his way across a shattered world, everything rests on what happens when Emporian and enemy forces collide in an epic battle and the winner takes all in this explosive conclusion to the Rogue Academy trilogy.


By Michael Hollister
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1468566725
  • Pages : 492
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 268
  • File Pdf: salishan.pdf

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Historical novel beginning in the last Ice Age, depicting first contacts between whites and Indians, Jedidiah Bowman, a young logger from Maine, fights at Gettysburg, rides the Oregon Trail settles outside Molalla, near Portland. Five generation of his family care for three hundred acres of forestland and help to build the West. Affirms both pioneers and Indians in a cast including over thirty tribes. In the 1970’s Daniel Bowman marries a Salish Indian girl, Shona Fullmoon. Their son Nathaniel grows up to be a logger, studies forestry and marries an activist. During the 1990’s, he becomes a double agent in the culture war between environmentalist and timber workers, focused on the northern spotted owl. Dramatize the conflict over forests and urban versus rural politics. Under cover, Nat contends with hit men, penetrates a cell of eco terrorists after 9/11and falls in love with the revisionists historians and prevailing ecological theory

The Liar of Red Valley

By Walter Goodwater
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rebellion Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : 1786184397
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 554
  • File Pdf: the-liar-of-red-valley.pdf

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Don’t trust the Liar. Do not cross the King. Never, ever go in the River. In Red Valley, California, you follow the rules if you want to stay alive. But they won’t be enough to protect Sadie now that she’s become the Liar, the keeper of the town’s many secrets. Friendships are hard-won here, and it isn’t safe to make enemies. And though the Liar has power—power to remake the world, with just a little blood—what Sadie really needs is answers: Why is the town’s sheriff after her? What does the King want from her? And what is the real purpose of the Liar of Red Valley?

THE SEA ADVENTURES - Boxed Set: 20+ Maritime Novels & Tales of Seas and Sailors

By Jack London
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026875982
  • Pages : 1866
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 915
  • File Pdf: the-sea-adventures-boxed-set.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook: "THE SEA ADVENTURES – Boxed Set: 20+ Maritime Novels & Tales of Seas and Sailors (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Cruise of the Dazzler The Sea-Wolf Adventure A Son of the Sun The Mutiny of the Elsinore The Cruise of the Snark Tales of the Fish Patrol White and Yellow The King of the Greeks A Raid on the Oyster Pirates The Siege of the "Lancashire Queen" Charley's Coup Demetrios Contos Yellow Handkerchief South Sea Tales The House of Mapuhi The Whale Tooth Mauki "Yah! Yah! Yah!" The Heathen The Terrible Solomons The Inevitable White Man The Seed of McCoy Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. His amazing life experience also includes being an oyster pirate, railroad hobo, gold prospector, sailor, war correspondent and much more. He wrote adventure novels & sea tales, stories of the Gold Rush, tales of the South Pacific and the San Francisco Bay area - most of which were based on or inspired by his own life experiences.

The Land Under

By Frank Spadafora
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1543484913
  • Pages : 198
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 595
  • File Pdf: the-land-under.pdf

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The Land Under: Seeing the Forest Through the Trees is a charming middle-grade adventure story about a boys journey to an underground kingdom of talking animals. Unhappy because of his parents financial difficulties, thirteen-year-old Frank finds himself summoned to the Land Under, a place that parallels our world but is only for animals. Fallen trees linked to forests aboveground are damming up the mighty waterfall, Naveah, which powers the rivers that keep the three kingdoms of the underground civilization separated. If Frank doesnt find a way to unblock the waterfall, the northern forest kingdom will be overrun by savage animals from the jungle and safari kingdoms. Its a race against time, the elements, and the balance of nature for an average boy with an extraordinary mission. Like a fairy tale in its intuitive simplicity, The Land Under grows before your eyes into a completely detailed world that feels so ordinary and real that it almost doesnt seem to be fantasy.