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Where They Bury You

By Steven W. Kohlhagen
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  • Publisher : Sunstone Press
  • Isbn : 0865349363
  • Pages : 344
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 371
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In August 1863, during Kit Carson’s roundup of the Navajo, Santa Fe’s Provost Marshal, Major Joseph Cummings, is found dead in an arroyo near what is now the Hubbell Trading Post in Ganado, Arizona. The murder, as well as the roughly million of today’s dollars in cash and belongings in his saddlebags, is historically factual. Carson’s explanation that he was shot by a lone Indian, which, even today, can be found in the U.S. Army Archives, is implausible. Who did kill Carson’s “brave and lamented” Major? The answer is revealed in this tale of a group of con artists operating in 1861–1863 in the New Mexico and Arizona Territories. As a matter of historical fact, millions of today’s dollars were embezzled from the Army, the Church, and the New Mexico Territory during this time. In this fictionalized version, the group includes the aide de camp of the Territories’ Commanding General of the Union Army, a poker dealer with a checkered past in love with one of her co-conspirators, and the Provost Marshal of Santa Fe. It is an epic tale of murder and mystery, of staggering thefts, of love and deceit. Both a Western and a Civil War novel, this murder mystery occurs in and among Cochise’s Chiricahua Apache Wars, the Navajo depredations and wars, Indian Agent Kit Carson’s return to action from retirement, and the Civil War. The story follows the con artists, some historical, some fictional, during their poker games, scams, love affairs, and bank robberies, right into that arroyo deep in the heart of Navajo country.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Isbn : 0307372790
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 828
  • File Pdf: generation-a.pdf

Book Summary:

“Now you young twerps want a new name for your generation? Probably not, you just want jobs, right? Well, the media do us all such tremendous favors when they call you Generation X, right? Two clicks from the very end of the alphabet. I hereby declare you Generation A, as much at the beginning of a series of astonishing triumphs and failures as Adam and Eve were so long ago.” — Kurt Vonnegut, Syracuse University commencement address May 8, 1994 A brilliant, timely and very Couplandesque novel about honey bees and the world we may soon live in. Once again, Douglas Coupland captures the spirit of a generation…. In the near future bees are extinct — until one autumn when five people are stung in different places around the world. This shared experience unites them in a way they never could have imagined. Generation A mirrors 1991’s Generation X. It explores new ways of looking at the act of reading and storytelling in a digital world.

Over the Lip of the World

By Colleen J. McElroy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Isbn : 0295997648
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 662
  • File Pdf: over-the-lip-of-the-world.pdf

Book Summary:

Gifted travel writer, poet, professor of English, and insightful observer of human nature, Colleen McElroy journeyed to Madagascar to undertake a Fulbright research project exploring Malagasy oral traditions and myths. In Over the Lip of the World she depicts with equal verve the various storytelling traditions of the island and her own adventures in trying to find and record them. McElroy�s tale of an African American woman�s travels among the people of Madagascar is told with wit, insight, and humor. Throughout it she interweaves English translations of Malagasy stories of heroism and morality, royalty and commoners, love and revenge, and the magic of tricksters and shapechangers.

The Stowaway

By R.A. Salvatore,Geno Salvatore
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
  • Isbn : 0786955945
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 748
  • File Pdf: the-stowaway.pdf

Book Summary:

From the author of more than a dozen New York Times best sellers and his son, comes the first installment of a brand-new fantasy trilogy written just for young readers... Barely a teen and already guarding a secret that could jeopardize his young life, Maimun is marked for death. With the help of a mysterious stranger, the boy escapes his village and flees out to sea, stowing away on the pirate hunting ship, Sea Sprite, where he comes across a most unlikely ally: the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden. With a half-demon determined to destroy him, and a crew of sailors resentful of the trouble he's caused, Maimun must find the courage to prove his worth, both to his friends and to himself. Nearly two decades ago, R.A. Salvatore introduced the world to Drizzt D'Urden in a series that has since become a fantasy classic and a consistent presence on best seller lists. Now, for the first time, Salvatore partners with his son Geno to craft a brand-new story just for young readers, featuring a cameo of the most beloved fantasy character of all time. For young readers seeking the next great fantasy saga or for long-time fans who can't miss any installment in the Drizzt saga, this book delivers all the action, intrigue, and magic you've come to expect from the Salvatore name.

Quadrants of the Corporeal: Reflections On the Foundations of Experience

By Randolph Lundberg
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 1483472221
  • Pages :
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 701
  • File Pdf: quadrants-of-the-corporeal.pdf

Book Summary:

The universe has the resources to create conscious beings with cognitive powers. We are the living proof. But what if these resources are limited in such a way that the universe cannot create a being with sufficient cognitive powers to fully comprehend any corporeal object—not acorns or water molecules, let alone intelligent animals. Quadrants of the Corporeal: Reflections on the Foundations of Experience presents reasons to believe that precisely this is the case, and explains why this cosmic fact makes “the mind-body problem” or “the hard problem of consciousness” impossible to solve. No being that this universe can make can understand what makes conscious beings conscious.

From Persia to Tehr Angeles

By Kamran Sharareh,KShar
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Isbn : 161448578X
  • Pages : 178
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 844
  • File Pdf: from-persia-to-tehr-angeles.pdf

Book Summary:

An Iranian-American explains the history and heritage of his people, in both the old world and the new. From Persia to Tehr Angeles is a fascinating look at everything from Persia’s ancient past to the modern world of Persian-American immigrants in places like Los Angeles—offering a rich, rounded view a culture many are unfamiliar with. For those who are part of this history, their friends and families, or anyone interested in this corner of the world, it’s an enlightening look at traditions, food, religion, and other aspects of this complex society over many generations.

Wilful Blue

By Sonya Hartnett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Isbn : 1742533876
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 983
  • File Pdf: wilful-blue.pdf

Book Summary:

A chilling, subtle, deeply absorbing mystery. Seven gifted young artists are collected together in a monastery. But tensions build, and death follows.

World Series Winners

By Ross Bernstein
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Isbn : 1600786715
  • Pages : 229
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 672
  • File Pdf: world-series-winners.pdf

Book Summary:

More than 50 current and former Major League Baseball players, managers and coaches from the last 5 decades—including Jack Morris, Lance Parrish, Kent Hrbek, Jim Kaat and Dave Winfield--discuss their World Series wins and what led them there.