Stone Song

Stone Song


Author : Win Blevins
Publisher : Wordworx Publishing
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ISBN : 9780692680681
Pages : 578 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (68 users)

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Nominee for the Pulitzer and winner of the Spur Award, 'Stone Song' is the classic, and extraordinarily told, story of the Lakota Sioux mystic warrior, Crazy Horse. Of all the iconic figures of Native American history, Crazy Horse remains the most enigmatic. To this day he strides across American history as a man who lived-and died-on his own terms. "'Stone Song' is a deeply spiritual story about the soul journey of a great and mysterious American hero." ~ The Dallas Morning News. Ridiculed as a boy for his white-man looks, he called for a vision, and received a great one . . . a vision that would shape his life. He was to fight for his people. In order to be successful, he must not accept traditional Lakota finery, rewards, and would sacrifice the dream of a wife and children. By following his vision, and his destiny of that as a mystic warrior, he was able to lead his people to their greatest victory-the defeat of General Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Called to his monumental task, and tortured by his deeply passionate love of a woman, Crazy Horse found peace only in battle. Drawing inspiration from the eternal wisdom of his people, he discovered the means to defeat the U.S. Army at its own deadly game. Come enjoy this new 20th century Anniversary Edition with an intimate introduction by the author, Win Blevins.


Chief Crazy Horse

Chief Crazy Horse


Author : Chet Cunningham
Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
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ISBN : 9780822549789
Pages : 116 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (549 users)

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A biography of the Oglala leader who spent his life fighting to keep the white man from taking over Indian lands.


Crazy Horse and Custer

Crazy Horse and Custer


Author : S. D. Nelson
Publisher : Abrams
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ISBN : 1647004926
Pages : 144 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (647 users)

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With photographs and stunning illustrations from acclaimed author-artist S.D. Nelson, this thrilling double biography juxtaposes the lives of two enemies whose conflict changed American history: Crazy Horse and George Custer In 1876, Lakota chief Crazy Horse helped lead his people’s resistance against the white man’s invasion of the northern Great Plains. One of the leaders of the US military forces was Army Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer. The men had long been enemies. At the height of the war, when tribalism had reached its peak, they crossed paths for the last time. In this action-packed double biography, S. D. Nelson draws fascinating parallels between Crazy Horse and Custer, whose lives were intertwined. These warriors were alike in many ways, yet they often collided in deadly rivalry. Witness reports and reflections by their peers and enemies accompany side-by-side storytelling that offers very different perspectives on the same historical events. The two men’s opposing destinies culminated in the infamous Battle of the Greasy Grass, as the Lakota called it, or the Battle of the Little Bighorn, as it was called by the Euro-Americans. In Crazy Horse and Custer, Nelson’s gripping narrative and signature illustration style based on Plains Indians ledger art, along with a mix of period photographs and paintings, shines light on two men whose conflict forever changed Lakota and US history. The book includes an author’s note, timeline, endnotes, and bibliography.


America in Historical Fiction

America in Historical Fiction


Author : Vandelia VanMeter
Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN : 1563084961
Pages : 280 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (563 users)

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Lists and annotates over 1,100 books about historical persons and situations, arranged chronologically and with a special section on epic novels


The Biography Book

The Biography Book


Author : Daniel S. Burt
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9781573562560
Pages : 650 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (562 users)

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Contains alphabetically arranged entries that identify and assess the biographical materials available on over five hundred notable historical figures, listing autobiography and primary sources, recommended biographies and juvenile biographies, other biographical studies, biographical novels, fictional portraits, and biographical films and theatrical adaptations.


Here's My Heart, Here's My Hand

Here's My Heart, Here's My Hand


Author : William A. Barry
Publisher : Loyola Press
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ISBN : 0829429816
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (829 users)

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How do we foster a friendship with God and remain in it forever? It’s a difficult enough proposition for many people to believe that God—eternal, unchanging, all-knowing—could actually desire a relationship with them. But once they’ve accepted the premise that God indeed does want their friendship, it can be even more challenging to think about how to actually engage in that friendship, foster it, and remain anchored in it when life’s storms toss them about. In Here’s My Heart, Here’s My Hand, veteran spiritual director William A. Barry, SJ, helps us understand how we can experience a personal, lasting relationship with God and what effects that close relationship will have on our lives. Written in a warm, conversational tone, this book is a collection of nearly twenty of the finest previously published articles Fr. Barry has written on the subject of friendship with God. The selections are diverse in their overall themes—from discerning God’s will for our lives to forgiving as Jesus forgives—but each one shares the common thread of helping us see prayer as the way to a conscious, lifelong relationship with God.


The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Ultimate Reading List

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Ultimate Reading List


Author : John Charles
Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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ISBN : 0241882672
Pages : 293 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (241 users)

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"Great reads for busy people." This is a guide to help busy people find great reads in fiction and non-fiction. Filled with recommendations of popular, entertaining reading, this book covers mystery and suspense, romance, womenas fiction and chick lit, westerns, science fiction, such nonfiction topics as animals, art, biography, memoirs, business, true crime, and more. Plus, each entry includes a summary of the book, its significance, and a critique/observation/comment.


Almanac of American Military History

Almanac of American Military History


Author : Spencer Tucker
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1598845306
Pages : 2562 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (598 users)

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A comprehensive, four-volume title, this almanac traces all of American military history from the European voyages of discovery through 2011, chronicling the pivotal moments that have shaped the United States into the country it is today. In addition to documenting key events, this title presents biographies of more than 250 key individuals and provides information on more than 250 historically significant technologies and weapons systems.


Wolf Mountain Moon

Wolf Mountain Moon


Author : Terry C. Johnston
Publisher : Bantam
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ISBN : 0307756386
Pages : 448 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

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“Terry Johnston is an authentic American treasure.”—Loren D. Estleman, author of Edsel As swirling snows fall from a leaden sky and a deadly winter approaches, two bitter enemies meet in a season of savage vengeance. Scout Seasmus Donegan—wondering whether he will ever return to Fort Laramie and the warm embrace of his wife and newborn son—is now under the command of Colonel Nelson A. Miles, who pushes his war-weary troops up the Tongue River into butte country. There, amid the rugged, snow-covered bluffs awaits Crazy Horse with a fighting force of Lakota braves one thousand strong. Gathering in the high, cold canyons, these courageous warriors prepare to engage Colonel Miles and the Fifth U.S. Infantry . . . one last chance for the proud Lakota to shape their own destiny, the last battle Crazy Horse will ever fight against the white man’s army.


The Encyclopedia of North American Indian Wars, 1607–1890

The Encyclopedia of North American Indian Wars, 1607–1890


Author : Spencer Tucker
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1851096973
Pages : 1318 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (851 users)

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This encyclopedia provides a broad, in-depth, and multidisciplinary look at the causes and effects of warfare between whites and Native Americans, encompassing nearly three centuries of history.


The Native American in Long Fiction

The Native American in Long Fiction


Author : Joan Beam
Publisher : Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press
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Pages : 336 pages
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A companion guide to the authors' 1996 work, The Native American in Long Fiction: An Annotated Bibliography, this supplement is a compilation of all identifiable novel-length fictional works by and about Native Americans published primarily between the years 1995 and 2002. Recently more Native Americans are writing their own stories and telling their contemporary experiences, and the novels included in this supplement reflect that shift. It identifies Native American authors who have written long fiction on themes relevant to their history, social conditions, culture, and people, and includes all works by non-Native American authors that either have Native Americans as central characters or Native American issues as central themes. Though it concentrates on fictional works published about native people in the United States and Alaska, it also includes many works that focus on tribes from other areas of North America, such as Canada, and includes all literary genres: mysteries, historical fiction, westerns, romances, and contemporary fiction. This is an imperative addition to the field that raises the awareness of Native American issues in either an historical context, a cultural or social context, or in contemporary society. For use by librarians and library collection development staff, teachers, educators and faculty in high schools and colleges, and by the general public eager to locate and identify novels on Native American themes. Includes short critical annotations, indexes by tribal affiliation, geographical location, time period, historical persons and events, a list of works not included, and a Best Books list of the authors' personal favorites.


Parabola

Parabola


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Pages : 552 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 ( users)

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Genreflecting

Genreflecting


Author : Diana Tixier Herald
Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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Pages : 588 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (32 users)

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Entries list the authors and titles of fictional books categorized by genre or themes, including historical, western, crime, adventure, romance, science fiction, fantasy, and horror books; includes author/title, subject, and character indexes.


The Library Journal

The Library Journal


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Pages : 862 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.


American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record


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Pages : 1062 pages
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CURRENT CONTENTS

CURRENT CONTENTS


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Pages : 1330 pages
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Heaven Is a Long Way Off

Heaven Is a Long Way Off


Author : Win Blevins
Publisher : Forge Books
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ISBN : 1466803320
Pages : 331 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (466 users)

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Sam Morgan, once a young runaway from Philadelphia, now a seasoned fur trapper and mountain man, faces the most daunting task of his adventuresome life. It is 1827 and he, together with the trapping brigade commanded by Jedediah Smith, has been expelled from Mexican California. To his unending sorrow, Meadowlark, Sam's beloved Indian wife, has died in childbirth and he has been forced to abandon his infant daughter, Esperanza. Now, Sam is determined to reclaim his baby and take her to Meadowlark's village on the Wind River of Wyoming. In Santa Fe, Sam meets a beautiful widow known as Dona Paloma and the two become lovers. Then, after the herd of horses belonging to Sam and his companions are sold for a healthy profit, he returns to California to reunite with his daughter only to learn she has been taken captive in an Indian raid. Sam's desperate mission to rescue his daughter, their escape in a frail craft down a rampaging river, and their long trek to Santa Fe, is a harrowing tale told by a master of the historical novel. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.