Empire of Shadows

The Epic Story of Yellowstone

Author: George Black

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429989742

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 1548

"George Black rediscovers the history and lore of one of the planet's most magnificent landscapes. Read Empire of Shadows, and you'll never think of our first—in many ways our greatest—national park in the same way again." —Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder Empire of Shadows is the epic story of the conquest of Yellowstone, a landscape uninhabited, inaccessible and shrouded in myth in the aftermath of the Civil War. In a radical reinterpretation of the nineteenth century West, George Black casts Yellowstone's creation as the culmination of three interwoven strands of history - the passion for exploration, the violence of the Indian Wars and the "civilizing" of the frontier - and charts its course through the lives of those who sought to lay bare its mysteries: Lt. Gustavus Cheyney Doane, a gifted but tormented cavalryman known as "the man who invented Wonderland"; the ambitious former vigilante leader Nathaniel Langford; scientist Ferdinand Hayden, who brought photographer William Henry Jackson and painter Thomas Moran to Yellowstone; and Gen. Phil Sheridan, Civil War hero and architect of the Indian Wars, who finally succeeded in having the new National Park placed under the protection of the US Cavalry. George Black1s Empire of Shadows is a groundbreaking historical account of the origins of America1s majestic national landmark.

The Empire of Shadows

Author: Richard E. Crabbe

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429972550

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2202

New York City, August 1889: within sight of Madison Square Park, a man lays dead in a darkened construction site. Jim Tupper, a Mohawk of the Iroquois nation, stands over the body. Within minutes he's seen. And as police whistles scream in the night, he runs, knowing there is but one place to hide. With the police hounding him, Tupper makes his way back to the place he knows best-the vast, unsettled Adirondack wilderness. What he finds upon his return is both familiar and strange, a homeland torn by forces from within and without. But after surviving a deadly chase through the streets, back alleys, and underworld haunts of a teeming lower Manhattan, he is home, and Tupper sinks beneath the surface of the Adirondack forest, blending back into the landscape of his youth. But he has left a trail of death behind, a trail leading dangerously close to a fantastic luxury hotel deep in the heart of the wilderness where Captain Tom Braddock and his family are vacationing. Worlds collide when Tom's son becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a young maid at the hotel. To clear him, Braddock has no choice but to find the illusive Indian, a man who knows the forest as well as Tom knows the streets. Determined to catch Tupper no matter the cost, Braddock launches an epic chase through more than a hundred miles of Adirondack lakes, rivers and forest, his guide the legendary Mitchell Sabattis. But not all in the Adirondacks is as it appears. Powerful forces have been set in motion, and as developers make manifest their need to rein in the wilderness, Tom too wonders what the vast forests might hold. Will he find the clues he needs to exonerate his son and put a killer behind bars? Or will the great forest smother its secrets in shadow until its price has been paid in blood?

Empire of Shadows

The House of Crimson & Clover Volume 5

Author: Sarah M. Cradit

Publisher: Sarah M. Cradit

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 750

View: 5837

Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans… From USA Today bestselling paranormal author Sarah M. Cradit comes Empire of Shadows, Volume 5 in the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover. Not a standalone story, Empire's plot makes the most sense only after having the prior volumes. Two dynasties clash for power. Only one empire can emerge. In a time now legend, a sacred vow united the Farværdig and the Tuatha Dé Danann. One race born of fire, the other risen from nature. Together, they enjoyed centuries of peace and prosperity, under the protective blanket of this hallowed oath. But when war came to the doorstep of the Tuatha, the Farværdig turned their backs. Expelled from their lands, those Tuatha who were not extinguished went into hiding, later re-emerging in secret as the Quinlans. The broken vow took its toll on the Farværdig, dividing the race into two factions: those willing to fall to heel of new restrictive laws, and rebels determined to restore the peaceful values of their kind. In the midst of years of strife that follows, a Prophecy emerged, promising hope. Unite the races once more, and right the ancient wrong. As the shadows of age and myth are exposed, the Deschanels find themselves deeply enmeshed in this war. Their bloodline and futures closely intertwined with both races, each member of the family must uncover their own vital role in fulfilling the Prophecy or risk decimation. The House of Crimson and Clover Series:Volume I: The Illusions of EventideVolume II: BoundVolume III: Midnight DynastyVolume IV: Asunder Volume V: Empire of ShadowsVolume VI: Myths of MidwinterVolume VII: The Hinterland VeilVolume VIII: The Secrets Amongst the Cypress (Fall 2016) House of Crimson & Clover Series Prequels: The Storm and the DarknessShattered La Famille Lagniappes (Character Bonus Stories): Flourish: The Story of Anne FontaineShame: The Story of Jonathan St. Andrews House of Crimson & Clover Lagniappes (Series Bonus Stories):St. Charles at Dusk: The Story of Oz and AdrienneSurrender: The Story of Oz and AnasofiyaFire & Ice: Remy & Fleur FontenotDark Blessing: The Landry TripletsPandora's Box: Jasper and Pandora BroussardThe MenagerieA Band of Heather: Colleen and Noah Box Sets: Lagniappes Collection IThe House of Crimson & Clover Volumes I-IVThePrequels And many more to come...

In the Empire of Shadow

Worlds of Shadow #2

Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434449807

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 3793

A handful of ordinary Americans -- housewives, lawyers, interior decorators, and the like -- found themselves caught up in a transdimensional conflict, and transported from their homes to realms where magic worked, to desert planets and rebel worlds, to places straight out of science fiction and fantasy. But these were not the harmless, happy-ending lands of film and fable. The sweat and blood was real, and the horrors they faced genuinely dangerous. One world was a world of magic, ruled by a dark force called Shadow. A handful of would-be heroes resisted Shadow's dominion, and sought assistance in their desperate struggle to free their homeland. The other reality was a universe of spaceships and rayguns, dominated by a Galactic Empire that saw Shadow as a threat -- and that demanded the exiles from our world aid them in their campaign. Against their will, these few people were flung into battle . . . IN THE EMPIRE OF SHADOW "In Worlds of Shadow, Lawrence Watt-Evans tells an exciting tale with memorable characters and relentless action. A must-read for fans of dark fantasy and horror." -- Karen E. Taylor, author of "The Vampire Legacy" Series

Shadows of Empire

Colonial Discourse and Javanese Tales

Author: Laurie Jo Sears

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822316978

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 349

View: 8439

Shadows of Empire explores Javanese shadow theater as a staging area for negotiations between colonial power and indigenous traditions. Charting the shifting boundaries between myth and history in Javanese Mahabharata and Ramayana tales, Laurie J. Sears reveals what happens when these stories move from village performances and palace manuscripts into colonial texts and nationalist journals and, most recently, comic books and novels. Historical, anthropological, and literary in its method and insight, this work offers a dramatic reassessment of both Javanese literary/theatrical production and Dutch scholarship on Southeast Asia. Though Javanese shadow theater (wayang) has existed for hundreds of years, our knowledge of its history, performance practice, and role in Javanese society only begins with Dutch documentation and interpretation in the nineteenth century. Analyzing the Mahabharata and Ramayana tales in relation to court poetry, Islamic faith, Dutch scholarship, and nationalist journals, Sears shows how the shadow theater as we know it today must be understood as a hybrid of Javanese and Dutch ideas and interests, inseparable from a particular colonial moment. In doing so, she contributes to a re–envisioning of European histories that acknowledges the influence of Asian, African, and New World cultures on European thought—and to a rewriting of colonial and postcolonial Javanese histories that questions the boundaries and content of history and story, myth and allegory, colonialism and culture. Shadows of Empire will appeal not only to specialists in Javanese culture and historians of Indonesia, but also to a wide range of scholars in the areas of performance and literature, anthropology, Southeast Asian studies, and postcolonial studies.

Empire of Shadows

Author: Miriam Forster

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062121359

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 496

View: 9183

Perfect for fans of romantic fantasies like The Girl of Fire and Thorns and Graceling, Empire of Shadows takes readers on a spellbinding journey into a world with a divided society, deadly courtiers, heroic traitors, and deeply laid conspiracies. Cast out by her family three years ago, Mara turned to the only place that would take her—an order where students train to protect others. But Mara is stunned when guarding a noble girl in the Empire's capital turns out to be more dangerous than she could've imagined. More shocking still, Mara finds the boy she thought she'd lost forever outside the gates of her new home. Mara knew the dizzying capital city would hold dangers. How could she have known that her heart, as well as her life, would be at stake?

From the Shadow of Empire

Defining the Russian Nation through Cultural Mythology, 1855–1870

Author: Olga Maiorova

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299235939

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

View: 5073

As nationalism spread across nineteenth-century Europe, Russia’s national identity remained murky: there was no clear distinction between the Russian nation and the expanding multiethnic empire that called itself “Russian.” When Tsar Alexander II’s Great Reforms (1855–1870s) allowed some freedom for public debate, Russian nationalist intellectuals embarked on a major project—which they undertook in daily press, popular historiography, and works of fiction—of finding the Russian nation within the empire and rendering the empire in nationalistic terms. From the Shadow of Empire traces how these nationalist writers refashioned key historical myths—the legend of the nation’s spiritual birth, the tale of the founding of Russia, stories of Cossack independence—to portray the Russian people as the ruling nationality, whose character would define the empire. In an effort to press the government to alter its traditional imperial policies, writers from across the political spectrum made the cult of military victories into the dominant form of national myth-making: in the absence of popular political participation, wars allowed for the people’s involvement in public affairs and conjured an image of unity between ruler and nation. With their increasing reliance on the war metaphor, Reform-era thinkers prepared the ground for the brutal Russification policies of the late nineteenth century and contributed to the aggressive character of twentieth-century Russian nationalism.

Shadows of the Empire

Author: Steve Perry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781435270107

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5448

A novel set during the period between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi follows Leia's preparations to rescue Han Solo and Luke's flight from both Darth Vader and an equally powerful dark lord, Xizor. Reprint.

Shadows of Empire

The Indian Nobility of Cusco, 1750-1825

Author: David T. Garrett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521846349

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 4296

This book traces the history of the late colonial Andean elite and their privilege and authority.

Empire of the Moghul: Traitors in the Shadows

Author: Alex Rutherford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472205928

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7137

TRAITORS IN THE SHADOWS is the sixth gripping novel in the action-packed Empire of the Moghul series by Alex Rutherford, perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow and Robyn Young. 'Totally absorbing... Authentic characters and sweeping action' Wilbur Smith A dynasty at war A new emperor, Aurangzeb, sits on India's glittering Peacock Throne - the throne he seized from his father while the old emperor still lived. He has paid for it with blood: during the brutal civil war he hunted down and killed his brothers. Now he must return the Moghul Empire to the true path and achieve new glory. But the exercise of great power is isolating. With enemies everywhere, who should he trust? Certainly not his sons. He must rely on himself and the knowledge that there are more ways to subdue a man than on the battlefield. But as the years pass memories haunt him - memories of a father who never loved him and a mother who lies in the Taj Mahal; of murdered brothers and of sons and daughters locked in sunless prisons. He tells himself that everything he has done has been necessary - moral, even. But how will his God judge him?

Shadows of the Empire

Author: Bart Farkas

Publisher: Prima Games

ISBN: 9780761511762

Category: Games

Page: 174

View: 3873

With Shadows of the Empire: The Official Strategy Guide, you'll learn how to defeat Boba Fett and IG-88, blast Imperial baddies, and get the secrets you'll need to ultimately destroy Prince Xizor and his Skyhook, inclooding:All the locations of the secret Rebel challenge points Step-by-step walkthroughs for every mission Jet-packed flight skills that will propel you to victory Maps for selected levels About the Author Bart Farkas is the author of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Game Secrets for the N64, Wing Commander IV: Unauthorized Secrets and Solutions, Lords of the Realm II: The Official Strategy Guide, and other Prima titles. He is the editor-in-chief of Inside Mac Games.

The Long Shadow of the British Empire

The Ongoing Legacies of Race and Class in Zambia

Author: J. Milner-Thornton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137013087

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 4618

This book explores the lived experiences of formerly colonized people in the privacy of their homes, communities, workplaces, and classrooms, and the associations created from these social interactions. It examines the centrality of gender and social identity in the formation of non-western people in the British Empire.

Tournament of Shadows

The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia

Author: Karl E. Meyer,Shareen Blair Brysac

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 078673678X

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 7552

From the romantic conflicts of the Victorian Great Game to the war-torn history of the region in recent decades, Tournament of Shadows traces the struggle for control of Central Asia and Tibet from the 1830s to the present. The original Great Game, the clandestine struggle between Russia and Britain for mastery of Central Asia, has long been regarded as one of the greatest geopolitical conflicts in history. Many believed that control of the vast Eurasian heartland was the key to world dominion. The original Great Game ended with the Russian Revolution, but the geopolitical struggles in Central Asia continue to the present day. In this updated edition, the authors reflect on Central Asia's history since the end of the Russo-Afghan war, and particularly in the wake of 9/11.

Shadows of Empire

The Anglosphere in British Politics

Author: Michael Kenny,Nick Pearce

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509516646

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 8622

The idea of an alliance between Britain and its old Commonwealth colonies has recently made a remarkable comeback in the context of Brexit. Based on belief in a special bond between the English-speaking peoples of the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, it has been dubbed the 'Anglosphere' by supporters and 'Empire 2.0' by critics. In this book, leading commentators Michael Kenny and Nick Pearce trace the historical origins of this idea back to the shadow cast by the British Empire in the late Victorian era. They show how leading British political figures, from Churchill to Thatcher, consistently reworked it and how it was revived by a group of right-wing politicians, historians and pamphleteers to support the case for Brexit. They argue that, while the contemporary idea of the Anglosphere as an alternative to European Union membership is seriously flawed, it nonetheless represents an enduring account of Britain’s role in the world that runs through the heart of political life over the last century. Shadows of Empire will be essential reading for everyone interested in British politics and post-Brexit foreign policy.

Shadows of Empire in West Africa

New Perspectives on European Fortifications

Author: John Kwadwo Osei-Tutu,Victoria Ellen Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319392824

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 4499

These essays reexamine European forts in West Africa as hubs where different peoples interacted, negotiated and transformed each other socially, politically, culturally, and economically. This collection brings together scholars of history, archaeology, cultural studies, and others to present a nuanced image of fortifications, showing that over time the functions and impacts of the buildings changed as the motives, missions, allegiances, and power dynamics in the region also changed. Focusing on the fortifications of Ghana, the authors discuss how these structures may be interpreted as connecting Ghanaian and West African histories to a multitude of global histories. They also enable greater understanding of the fortifications’ contemporary use as heritage sites, where the Afro-European experience is narrated through guided tours and museums.

India in the Shadows of Empire

A Legal and Political History (1774–1950)

Author: Mithi Mukherjee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019908811X

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 6883

This book explains the postcolonial Indian polity by presenting an alternative historical narrative of the British Empire in India and India's struggle for independence. It pursues this narrative along two major trajectories. On the one hand, it focuses on the role of imperial judicial institutions and practices in the making of both the British Empire and the anti-colonial movement under the Congress, with the lawyer as political leader. On the other hand, it offers a novel interpretation of Gandhi's non-violent resistance movement as being different from the Congress. It shows that the Gandhian movement, as the most powerful force largely responsible for India's independence, was anchored not in western discourses of political and legislative freedom but rather in Indic traditions of renunciative freedom, with the renouncer as leader. This volume offers a comprehensive and new reinterpretation of the Indian Constitution in the light of this historical narrative. The book contends that the British colonial idea of justice and the Gandhian ethos of resistance have been the two competing and conflicting driving forces that have determined the nature and evolution of the Indian polity after independence.

Guiana and the Shadows of Empire

Colonial and Cultural Negotiations at the Edge of the World

Author: Joshua R. Hyles

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739187805

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 900

This text is the first in many years to address the histories and cultures of Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana in a single regional volume, exploring their colorful pasts and explaining the vast cultural differences among the three. Students of Caribbean history, Latin American history, colonialism and imperialism, and the history of slavery will find a collection of useful information on the region that has not been assembled to this degree in any other text currently available.

Shadows of the Empire

Author: John Wagner,Michael A Stackpole,Timothy Zahn,Dr Steve Perry,Kilian Plunkett,John Nadeau,Ron Randall,Carlos Ezquerra,P Craig Russell,Tom Simmons,Cary Porter,Dave Nestelle,Dave Cooper,School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences Michael Taylor,Steve Dutto

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848565999

Category: Science fiction comic books, strips, etc

Page: 399

View: 2581

Between 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'The Return of the Jedi', heroes and villains alike lived in the shadows of the Empire. While Princess Leia tries to foil Boba Fett's plan to deliver the carbonite-encased Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt, Darth Vader scours the galaxy for his son Luke Skywalker.

Women in the Portuguese Colonial Empire

The Theatre of Shadows

Author: Clara Sarmento

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 9276

Women in the Portuguese Colonial Empire: The Theatre of Shadows compiles an extensive collection of essays on the status of women throughout the vast Portuguese colonial space, from Brazil to the Far East, crossing Europe, Africa and India, between the 16th and the 20th century. Absent or mystified, silenced or victimized, women in the History of Portugal and its colonial venture are the living example of the part historiographical discourse, ideology and popular memory have played in the construction of identities, their practices and representations. The production and critical consumption of History have long revealed countless gaps and silences within its own discourse. This book questions the reason for such gaps and silences and wonders about the real role of all those who do not or have never had access to power and to the perpetuating word, those whose voices have been systematically erased from sources and documents because of past or present attending interests. Women in the Portuguese Colonial Empire: The Theatre of Shadows congregates a wide assortment of disciplines so as to provide multiple independent viewpoints, sources and methodologies. By bringing authors from around the world together, this work ensures that the various cultures and memories that are part of the global saga, as well as the various versions of the history of the Portuguese colonial empire, may be heard.