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Warrior Ways is one of the first book-length explorations of military folklife, and focuses on the lore produced by modern American warriors, illuminating the ways in which members of the armed services creatively express the complex experience of military life. In short, lively essays, contributors to the volume, all of whom have close personal or professional relationships to the military, examine battlefield talismans, personal narrative (storytelling), "Jody calls" (marching and running cadences), slang, homophobia and transgressive humor, music, and photography, among other cultural expressions. Military folklore does not remain in an isolated subculture; it reveals our common humanity by delighting, disturbing, infuriating, and inspiring both those deeply invested in and those peripherally touched by military life. Highlighting the contemporary and historical importance of the military in American life, Warrior Ways will be of interest to scholars and students of folklore, anthropology, and popular culture; those involved in veteran services and education; and general readers interested in military culture.
"You know our language and our customs," he observed, coming toward me. "Also you must know that a host does not give what belongs to another. Do you belong to another?" "Women on this world are free to belong to themselves," I said desperately, trying to edge away from him. "You cant just..." "Generous indeed is the host of my journey." He grinned, grabbing my ankle to pull me back. "No man of my world would be foolish enough to give a woman with green eyes as house-gift. I shall have to gift him well in return." In part one of her thrilling Terrilian Saga, Sharon Green - dubbed "the female John Norman" by her legions of fans - spins the tale of Terril, empath and ambassador extraordinaire, and her journey into submission and rebellion at the hands of the barbarian Tammad.
They called her Zadieyek of Gyre, which meant "dreaded woman." She was a fighter, dangerous to confront. Dreaded. The distant city of Gyre trained such women, so they thought she came from there and called her Zadieyek of Gyre. If she had a real name and a true birthplace, she could not remember them. Her life had apparently begun with her sale to the Arena for a short brief stardom fighting vicious men and savage beasts. Because she was truly a skilled gladiator, she became an object of value. Bids were made for her body, by those who wanted a winner-or a valued slave. For herself, she was determined to get to Gyre, to find her fre heritage.
A bestselling master of historical fiction, James Alexander Thom has brought unforgettable Native American figures to life for millions of readers, powerfully dramatizing their fortitude, fearsomeness, and profound fates. Now he and his wife, Dark Rain, have created a magnificent portrait of an astonishing woman--one who led her people in war when she could not persuade them to make peace. Her name was Nonhelema. Literate, lovely, imposing at over six feet tall, she was the Women's Peace Chief of the Shawnee Nation--and already a legend when the most decisive decade of her life began in 1774. That fall, with more than three thousand Virginians poised to march into the Shawnees' home, Nonhelema's plea for peace was denied. So she loyally became a fighter, riding into battle covered in war paint. When the Indians ran low on ammunition, Nonhelema's role changed back to peacemaker, this time tragically. Negotiating an armistice with military leaders of the American Revolution like Daniel Boone and George Rogers Clark, she found herself estranged from her own people-and betrayed by her white adversaries, who would murder her loved ones and eventually maim Nonhelema herself. Throughout her inspiring life, she had many deep and complex relationships, including with her daughter, Fani, who was an adopted white captive ... a pious and judgmental missionary, Zeisberger ... a series of passionate lovers ... and, in a stunning creation of the Thoms, Justin Case--a cowardly soldier transformed by the courage he saw in the female Indian leader. Filled with the uncanny period detail and richly rendered drama that are Thom trademarks, Warrior Woman is a memorable novel of a remarkable person-one willing to fight to avoid war, by turns tough and tender, whose heart was too big for the world she wished to tame.
Jake has left the reservation for Weltimore Academy and entered a different world. Everyone there loves lacrosse, but no one understands it the way Jake does, as an Iroquois. And no one understands Jake either.
The basis for the cult-classic film, "The Warriors" chronicles one New York City gang's nocturnal journey through the seedy, dangerous subways and city streets of the 1960s.
"HAVE MY BABY." Be the mother of Colt Raintree's child? For Melanie Richards, this request was a dream come true. To be near the tempting Native American once more, to have him touch her, caress her, call out for her... But Colt didn't know her real name, and his offer didn't include the word forever.Melanie knew the price she'd pay to bear her warrior's baby. For how would Colt ever forgive her quiet deception? How could he understand that she had thrown even more than passion into their strictly business arrangement? If only she could bare her soul and tell her lover the truth: "I'll have your child but I'll have your heart first."
In this book, a whole colony has been enchanted into a centuries-long sleep by the evil sorcerers the Empire is opposing. Now that colony's leader has awakened and has returned to the empire to find magical artifacts that will allow him to awaken the rest of his sleeping subjects. Ryshad is given the job of protecting him and the politics are nearly as deadly as the sword in this highly readable fantasy.
The Bride Wore Chain Mail...or would have, if she could, for the Lady Aileas Dugall was more concerned with things martial than marital. Nevertheless, she was the woman Sir George de Gramercie desired. Though he wondered if she would come to the marriage bed more warrior than wife?Aileas Dugall bemoaned the fate that bound her to Sir George de Gramercie, a knight who seemed more interested in the luxuries of life than the mechanics of war. Still, when he gazed at her with husbandly intent, she wanted nothing more than to surrender...!
PROMISES TO KEEP "Until I know you are safe, you will remain with me," Wolf declared. "That is unnecessary," Isobel replied. "Perhaps. But until I am convinced otherwise, we are bedfellows in a very real sense of the word." Her eyes went wide and wild color stained her cheeks. "I will not...you promised..." "I have never had to force a woman to my will before." Nay, in the past he had wooed them slowly until they came to him with their own burning desires. A primitive jolt of satisfaction moved through him at the thought of Isobel coming to him in the heat of her passion. It was a challenge worth taking, but that challenge was not for him. He'd made her a promise-marriage in name only. It was a promise he would have to keep, unless she changed her mind.
HE HELD HER CAPTIVEAbigail Rawlins came to the shores of Lake Ontario in search of her missing brother. She knew about the threat of Indians, but she never expected to find herself a captive to a mighty chief. Determined to ignore the arrogant savage, she soon becomes fascinated with this white man-turned-Indian. As much as she tries to deny it, Abbey knows that he alone could pleasure her with glorious nights of wild, untamed love. . . SHE HELD HIS HEARTGreat Arrow was happy to avenge the loss of his betrothed by kidnapping this white woman and then trading her to French trappers. He had been born into an English family, but after being captured and raised by Indians he has no interest in white people and their violent ways. Yet his newest captive has succeeded in stirring his desire like no other. Her fierce spirit makes her stand out, as does her golden hair which shines bright as the midday sun. He'll take this defiant woman as his own, caress her shapely body, and carry her to the heights of white hot passion. . . 93,500 Words
Includes Kidnapped by River Rats, The Queen's Smuggler, Spy for the Night Riders, The Hidden Jewel and Escape From the Slave Traders.
Sir Ademar of Dolwyth does not think beautiful Lady Katherine of Ardennes would ever consider him for her husband--especially since she is in love with someone else! But when Katherine's heart is broken, Ademar is there to offer her comfort. . . and passion. For though the Norman knight cannot tell Katherine how he feels, he can show her without using any words at all. . . .
The glorified thugs of the New World Order have seized Mexico City, and joined forces with the Nicaraguan and Honduran troops of Sandinista Perro Loco. Ben Raines must fight back with everything he's got.
Collected here in one volume are the fascinating myths and legends of the Aztecs, Maya, Toltec, and Inca of Central and South America The book contains: 18 large full color paintings 30 line drawings Index to people and places in the stories
A book dedicated to all servicemen and to all who wait at home for their return. Christian fiction.
Abduction Was But A Prelude To Marriage-Or so Bryce had been let to believe when he'd kidnapped the Lady Rhiannon to be his liege lord's mate. Though never had he seen a more reluctant bride! How could he, in all chivalry, allow such a spirited beauty to be bound to a man she did not want?Unseemly behavior had landed Rhiannon DeLanyea in an isolated keep, a prisoner of one man's revenge and prey to another man's ardor. But could she trust Bryce Frechette, the Norman knight who thrust her heart into a melee of desire?
Spend Christmas with your favorite warriors-the MacEgans!In the Bleak MidwinterIt's a year since Brianna MacEgan's husband was killed, and she remains coldly obsessed with avenging his death. But Arturo de Manzano is intent on distracting her with his muscled fighter's body-and the ice around her heart is soon in danger of melting....The Holly and the VikingLost in a snowstorm, Rhiannon MacEgan is rescued by a fierce Viking. Her lonely soul instantly finds its mate in Kaall, but can they ever be together? For not only is Kaall blind, he's also her beloved cousin's most hated enemy....A Season to ForgiveAdriana de Manzano is betrothed to Liam MacEgan, a man she absolutely adores. But she's hiding a terrible secret. To save Liam's life in the Holy Land she was forced to betray him. If she tells this proud warrior the truth, can he ever forgive her?
A Marriage Had Been Foretold-- But 'twas not the one Trystan DeLanyea sought. The village seer would have him wed, not to an icy Norman beauty, but to the saucy and sensuous Mair, who'd baited and teased him since childhood, and now offered a most inconvenient--and thorough inescapable--passion! Though forthright and free, Mair of Craig Fawr had a secret. Sir Trystan DeLanyea had held her heart hostage forever. Yet he was the son of a powerful baron and she a mere brewer of ale. Any love they shared would be but fleeting. But how could she turn away the one man she knew was her destiny?
Camden Lockhart vowed to eliminate the Ruthven clan after they had destroyed his family. All he had left was a small niece and the legacy of the Charm Stone she carried, but no one knew where the little girl was.
An enthralling eNovella that combines time-travel, the Scottish Highlands, and a touch of Norse mythology--linking the Daughter of the Glens series with the Warriors series spin-off. When Jeanne MacGhie had nowhere to turn, Eymer Horvesson stepped in with an offer of marriage. He asked for only one favor in return...and now that he's dead, Jeanne will stop at nothing to keep her promise to the young warrior--even though it means turning to the one man she swore she'd never speak to again. Eric MacNicol never expected a cavalier refusal to wed would result in his losing the one thing he truly wanted in life. When a warrior's final request forces him on a cross-country quest with the widow, he must battle his inner demons to make the right decision this time. Only one last gift from a fallen warrior can offer them both a second chance at true love....
Colorado Confidential agent Night Walker could track like a wolf and gentle the wildest beast. But learning that his night of forbidden desire with Colorado's own society princess had produced a son, and that his baby had been kidnapped, cut the fierce Cheyenne to the soul. Now Holly Langworthy-the mother of his child, the woman who had seduced him and entered his heart against his will-was also missing. Holly and their baby were prisoners, and all leads pointed to a madman. And though he feared he and Holly could never bridge the gap between their opposite worlds, the primal warrior in Night could never rest until he brought them safely home. . . .
Hezbollah is the most powerful Islamist group operating in the Middle East today, and no other Western journalist has penetrated as deeply inside this secretive organization as Nicholas Blanford. Now Blanford has written the first comprehensive inside account of Hezbollah and its enduring struggle against Israel. Based on more than a decade and a half of reporting in Lebanon and conversations with Hezbollah's determined fighters, Blanford reveals their ideology, motivations, and training, as well as new information on military tactics, weapons, and sophisticated electronic warfare and communications systems.Using exclusive sources and his own dogged investigative skills, Blanford traces Hezbollah's extraordinary evolution--from a zealous group of raw fighters motivated by Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution into the most formidable non-state military organization in the world, whose charismatic leader vows to hasten Israel's destruction. With dramatic eyewitness accounts, including Blanford's own experiences of the battles, massacres, triumphs, and tragedies that have marked the conflict, the story follows the increasingly successful campaign of resistance that led to Israel's historic withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000.Warriors of God shows how Hezbollah won hearts and minds with exhaustive social welfare programs and sophisticated propaganda skills. Blanford traces the group's secret military build-up since 2000 and reveals the stunning scope of its underground network of tunnels and bunkers, becoming the only journalist to independently discover and explore them. With the Middle East fearful of another, even more destructive war between Lebanon and Israel, Blanford tenaciously pursues Hezbollah's post-2006 battle plans in the Lebanese mountains, earning him newspaper scoops as well as a terrifying interrogation and a night in jail.Featuring sixteen years of probing interviews with Hezbollah's leaders and fighters, Warriors of God is essential to understanding a key player in a region rocked by change and uncertainty.From the Hardcover edition.
Warriors of God is the rich and engaging account of the Third Crusade (1187-1192), a conflict that would shape world history for centuries and which can still be felt in the Middle East and throughout the world today. Acclaimed writer James Reston, Jr., offers a gripping narrative of the epic battle that left Jerusalem in Muslim hands until the twentieth century, bringing an objective perspective to the gallantry, greed, and religious fervor that fueled the bloody clash between Christians and Muslims.As he recounts this rousing story, Reston brings to life the two legendary figures who led their armies against each other. He offers compelling portraits of Saladin, the wise and highly cultured leader who created a united empire, and Richard the Lionheart, the romantic personification of chivalry who emerges here in his full complexity and contradictions. From its riveting scenes of blood-soaked battles to its pageant of fascinating, larger-than-life characters, Warriors of God is essential history, history that helps us understand today's world.
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