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How shall people of conscience knowing our history live today? This is the awkward practical question implicit in this volume of thoughtful essays by six highly respected Native American writers. As they address the European occupation of America a recurrent theme emerges: a sadness for opportunities lost -- a personal sadness for the loss of their cultures and people and a broader sadness for opportunities lost to entire nations in that failed chance for partnership. They also affirm those lost opportunities that can still be regained, those that await our diligent efforts to create work and a more society.
FIVE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER HE SET SAIL, the dominant understanding of Christopher Columbus holds him responsible for almost everything that went wrong in the New World. Here, finally, is a book that will radically change our interpretation of the man and his mission. Scholar Carol Delaney claims that the true motivation for Columbus's voyages is very different from what is commonly accepted. She argues that he was inspired to find a western route to the Orient not only to obtain vast sums of gold for the Spanish Crown but primarily to help fund a new crusade to take Jerusalem from the Muslims--a goal that sustained him until the day he died. Rather than an avaricious glory hunter, Delaney reveals Columbus as a man of deep passion, patience, and religious conviction. Delaney sets the stage by describing the tumultuous events that had beset Europe in the years leading up to Columbus's birth--the failure of multiple crusades to keep Jerusalem in Christian hands; the devastation of the Black Plague; and the schisms in the Church. Then, just two years after his birth, the sacking of Constantinople by the Ottomans barred Christians from the trade route to the East and the pilgrimage route to Jerusalem. Columbus's belief that he was destined to play a decisive role in the retaking of Jerusalem was the force that drove him to petition the Spanish monarchy to fund his journey, even in the face of ridicule about his idea of sailing west to reach the East. Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem is based on extensive archival research, trips to Spain and Italy to visit important sites in Columbus's life story, and a close reading of writings from his day. It recounts the drama of the four voyages, bringing the trials of ocean navigation vividly to life and showing Columbus for the master navigator that he was. Delaney offers not an apologist's take, but a clear-eyed, thought-provoking, and timely reappraisal of the man and his legacy. She depicts him as a thoughtful interpreter of the native cultures that he and his men encountered, and unfolds the tragic story of how his initial attempts to establish good relations with the natives turned badly sour, culminating in his being brought back to Spain as a prisoner in chains. Putting Columbus back into the context of his times, rather than viewing him through the prism of present-day perspectives on colonial conquests, Delaney shows him to have been neither a greedy imperialist nor a quixotic adventurer, as he has lately been depicted, but a man driven by an abiding religious passion.
Columbus's three ships, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, and the "Indians" are all part of this introduction to Columbus Day. Colorful photos and simple text encourage children to read on their own--as they explore this national holiday. Read these other Rookie Read-About® Holidays books: Chanukah Christmas Diwali Earth Day Easter Halloween Independence Day Kwanzaa Labor Day Martin Luther King Jr. Day New Year's Day Passover Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Thanksgiving Valentine's Day
Every food truck in Columbus has a story. Jim Pashovich, godfather of the local scene, honors his Macedonian heritage with his fleet of Pitabilities trucks. After working as a New York City line cook, Catie Randazzo returned to Columbus to open Challah! and wow the hometown crowd with her reimagined Jewish comfort food. Chef Tony Layne of Por'Ketta serves up rotisserie-style porcine fare in his tin-roofed truck. Established favorites like Paddy Wagon and Explorers Club pair with the city's best nightlife venues and breweries to extend their offerings at permanent pop-up kitchens. With insider interviews and over thirty recipes, food authors Tiffany Harelik and Renee Casteel Cook chew their way through the thriving food truck scene of Columbus.
We simply listened in silence; for what could we say? The facts were more eloquent than any words, and called for no commentary. Here we "were," out in the middle of space; and "there" was the earth, hanging on nothing, like a summer cloud. At least we knew where we were if we didn't quite understand how we had got there. . . .
Columbus is back and as deadly as ever. But the hunter has now become the hunted, in this sequel to the national bestseller The Silver Bear. He told you not to like him. To get close to Columbus, the Silver Bear, means death. Exactly whose death remains to be determined. Recouping in Europe after losing his fence and best friend during his mission to assassinate his father, Columbus now finds his reverie interrupted by multiple assassins searching for the elusive Silver Bear. As Columbus eliminates each killer, more and more appear--a hydra effect he can only eliminate by finding the origin of the hit, a source connected to his own past. Racing across the globe, as both hunter and hunted, Columbus' travels take him to Italy, where he meets a mysterious woman named Risina. A woman with her own secret past, she may be Columbus' only hope of salvation.
Robin Cook is the author -- and Coma is the book -- for which the term "medical thriller" was first used. It's a spine-chilling shocker about a crime beyond imagining and the committed young medical student who brings it to light. The surgery was routine -- the kind performed many times a day at Boston's most prestigious hospital. The teams that worked in OR #8 were among the best in the world. But even their incredible skill couldn't make up for what was happening around them. Several patients, admitted to the hospital for minor surgery, never awoke. For some inexplicable reason, their brains had been destroyed.
In spite of medical advances and the increasing number of severely brain-injured patients, the assessment and treatment of patients recovering from coma remain challenging. For over 10 years now, the Coma Science Group has been working on the scientific exploration of disorders of consciousness, with both scientific and clinical research agendas. This book is the result of all this work. The aim is to offer both clinicians and researchers an opportunity to acquire expertise in a field which is constantly developing. Besides diagnostic, prognostic and ethical issues, this book includes well-established findings on assessment techniques (i.e., behavioral scales, electrophysiological explorations and structural/functional neuroimaging) and treatment procedures, but also techniques under development (i.e., the use of classifiers, brain-computer interfaces, transcranial magnetic stimulation or deep brain stimulation) which will stimulate ideas for future research. The Coma Science Group presents here a comprehensive book for readers, regardless of whether they are already familiar with the difficult but exciting field of disorders of consciousness.
When Andrew Apperley visits his brother David in the East, he brings along an unexpected companion. Andrew's giant wolf dog, Comanche, is so wild that he has to be chained up for the safety of others. However, when the Apperley brothers come across a man drowning in the East River, Comanche breaks loose from his chains and swims to the man's rescue. In fact, this man, Single Jack Deems, is a convict who has just escaped from Blackwell's Island. Deems wants Comanche for himself, and trails the Apperley brothers as they journey back West. Meanwhile, Andrew has his own problems back home with dangerous outlaw and businessman Alex Shodress. Shodress has learned to steal with immunity from the law, and has imperiled everything Andrew owns. When Deems finally shows up at the Apperley ranch to buy Comanche, Andrew tells him that there is only one way he can win possession of the wolf dog, if he is willing to do it. Once again, beloved Western author Max Brand weaves a compelling story of the Old West, its systems of law and justice, and the people that lived in its time.
A horse, one ugly, tough, plains-hardened cavalry mount came out of that holocaust alive. He was called Comanche. He has a unique niche in American history and this book is about him.
This is the story of a Comanche warrior from birth until the day he rides off on his first war trail. It tells how he learned those things a brave-heart warrior must know; how to ride any horse ever foaled; to be skilled in the use of weapons; to follow tracks and locate hidden enemies; the way a man might move in silence and undetected; where to find food upon the Texas plains, and many other things. He built a name among his people by tangling with Piamempits, the Big Cannibal Owl, when only seven years old. At twelve he became the first Comanche to have had two Give-Away Dances in his honour at that age. Before reaching his fourteenth birthday he had counted coup on his first human enemy. His grandfather was Long Walker, famed war chief in the Pehnane band of the Comanche nation. Although the Pehnane medicine man named him Loncey Dalton Ysabel, to his people he was Cuchilo, the Knife. When the Mexicans along the Rio Grande came to know him, they called him el Cabrito, the Kid. Among the Texans he gained yet another name ... they called him the Ysabel Kid.
When stunning Dr. Zoe Randolph headed to Mexico to halt a cholera epidemic, she didn't think twice about traversing Comanche territory ... until a band of bloodthirsty savages attacked her caravan. The gorgeous physician was furious that her mission had been interrupted, but nothing compared to the rage she felt on meeting the barbaric warrior who made her his slave. Determined to return to civilization, the ivory-skinned blonde decided to make a woman's ultimate sacrifice to gain her freedom-and never admit that deep down inside she burned to be loved by the handsome brute! HE'D TAKE HER IN REVENGE The virile half-breed Matt Chandler couldn't help but admire the paleface prisoner who resisted her captors. One with such fire and spirit would surely be a lioness upon his sleeping mats. Then the Indian discovered that the wildcat was his most hated enemy's fiancee, and he had all the more reason to ravish her. Matt planned the worst for Zoe ... but when his hard-muscled body met her graceful curves, all thoughts of the past vanished, as he initiated her into love's passionate secrets and made her his
Now, she enchants us once again with the story of a desperate woman who must make the agonizing choice of saving her father -- or the man she loves.
"Georgina Gentry brings the West to life and gives her fans hours of true reading pleasure" (Romantic Times.) Now, she enchants us once again with the story of a desperate woman who must make the agonizing choice of saving her father--or the man she loves...COMANCHE COWBOYAfter some lowdown outlaws had holed up at her father's Texas ranch, Cayenne McBride knew that big, fearless half-breed Maverick Durango would be the perfect guide to lead her back home. And when he demanded that she give up her innocence in exchange for his protection, the lovely Lone Star beauty agreed, convinced she could keep her virtue intact... until she fell in love with him.Onyx-haired Maverick Durango could've whooped with joy when he discovered that the spirited, sexy gal who had hired him was his old enemy's daughter. First he would seduce Cayenne, then do in her father to complete his revenge. But Maverick never figured that before they reached their destination he'd become obsessed with the feisty redhead. Now all he craved were Cayenne's lips, Cayenne's laugh... and most of all, Cayenne's love... "Gentry's best book yet!" --Janelle Taylor on CHEYENNE SONG
The long-awaited reissue of New York Times bestseller Catherine anderson's "truly spectacular read" (Linda Lael Miller).Years ago, Amy Masters escaped the Texas plains for a quiet life as a teacher in Oregon. Then, out of the shadows comes Swift Antelope, the Comanche warrior to whom she once pledged her heart. But Amy's brutal past has made it impossible for her to trust any man-even the bold warrior who has haunted her dreams, the only man she ever loved, the Comanche heart she can't live without...
With his wild heart, Sawyer McKettrick isn't ready to settle down on the Triple M family ranch in Arizona. So he heads to Blue River, Texas, to seek a job as marshal. But in a blinding snowstorm he's injured-and collapses into the arms of a prim and proper lady in calico. The shirtless, bandaged stranger recuperating in teacher Piper St. James's room behind the schoolhouse says he's a McKettrick, but he looks like an outlaw. As they wait out the storm, the handsome loner has Piper remembering long-ago dreams of marriage and motherhood. But for how long is Sawyer willing to call Blue River home? As the gray skies clear, Piper's one holiday wish just might bring two lonely hearts together forever.
Orphaned after her parents were killed by Comanches, Loretta Simpson still lives in terror that the warriors will return, her fear so powerful, she is no longer able to speak a word. Hunter of the Wolf believes that Loretta is a woman of ancient prophecy whom he must honor. But Loretta can only see him as the enemy who has kidnapped her, and she refuses to succumb to his control-or his touch. Despite the hatred between their peoples, Loretta and Hunter gradually find their enmity changing to respect and care. In the midst of such conflict, it will take all the force of their love to find a safe haven.
The second book of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove series takes us further into the world of the old American West, and into the lives of Gus and Call.
Kit Carson could track a mouse over smooth rock. So he doesn't expect any trouble when he sets out on the trail of a common thief. But he hadn't counted on a fierce blizzard that seemed determined to freeze his bones--or on a band of furious Comanche led by an old enemy of Kit's set on revenge.
This is a story of American soldiers who fought in a faraway place, for an elusive cause.
Through a series of life-threatening events, mail-order bride Jennifer Andrews met and fell in love with Wade Morrow, a Comanche half-breed who had been abandoned as a newborn but adopted by a white family as an infant, and knew nothing of his Indian heritage. Still, something in him yearned for the wild, untamed land where he was born. So he headed up to west Texas to join with his future--and ended up with Jennifer Andrews in his arms! In spite of nearly unsurmountable events that threatened their very lives, they shared a deep love in the magnificent glow of the Comanche sunset.
Comanche Born. . . Comanche BoundNick Bluestone had made a solemn vow to wed his twin brother's widow, raising their child the Comanche way. The desirable Elaina would be his wife, but Nick could never forget the decision had been his brother's, not hers. Elaina had convinced herself marrying Nick had nothing to do with their mutual attraction. What she felt for Nick was more intense. . . and much more dangerous. She'd lost her heart to a Bluestone once--did she dare allow her new Comanche husband entrance to her soul?
The last of the great American cowboys, Charley Sunday is a legendary Texas ranger whose gun-blazing adventures have been passed down from generation to generation. But only his grandson knows the real story of what happened one cold--and very deadly--winter... TIME TO KILL With Christmas approaching, Charley is happy to welcome his grandson Henry-Ellis for a visit to his West Texas ranch. The boy is old enough now to travel alone by rail--but nothing can prepare him for the bullets and bloodshed waiting for him along the way. First, he witnesses a double shooting on the train. Then, he sees his grandpa gun down a dangerous duo of jewel thieves in the streets. After that, they stumble onto a train robbery in the making. But the real trouble starts when they get home for the holidays... A scheming pair of swindlers are plotting to take over Charley's land. A vicious gang called the New Comancheros are setting up headquarters in a nearby saloon. And any hopes for peace on earth, good will toward men, are quickly going straight to hell. This Christmas, Charley Sunday is coming to town...for justice.
In 1863, the Union was unable to adequately fill its black regiments. In an attempt to remedy that, Colonel James Montgomery led a raid up the Combahee River on June 2 to gather recruits and punish the plantations. Aiding him was an expert at freeing slaves--famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman. The remarkable effort successfully rescued about 750 enslaved men, women and children. Only one soldier was killed in the action, which marked a strategy shift in the war that took the fight to civilians. Join author Jeff W. Grigg as he details the fascinating true story that became a legend.
An Alien landing on Earth might be readily misled, victimized by a one-sided viewpoint. And then again ... it might be the Earthmen who were misled....
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