Master of the Mountain

Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves

Author: Henry Wiencek

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466827785

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 4736

Is there anything new to say about Thomas Jefferson and slavery? The answer is a resounding yes. Master of the Mountain, Henry Wiencek's eloquent, persuasive book—based on new information coming from archaeological work at Monticello and on hitherto overlooked or disregarded evidence in Jefferson's papers—opens up a huge, poorly understood dimension of Jefferson's world. We must, Wiencek suggests, follow the money. So far, historians have offered only easy irony or paradox to explain this extraordinary Founding Father who was an emancipationist in his youth and then recoiled from his own inspiring rhetoric and equivocated about slavery; who enjoyed his renown as a revolutionary leader yet kept some of his own children as slaves. But Wiencek's Jefferson is a man of business and public affairs who makes a success of his debt-ridden plantation thanks to what he calls the "silent profits" gained from his slaves—and thanks to a skewed moral universe that he and thousands of others readily inhabited. We see Jefferson taking out a slave-equity line of credit with a Dutch bank to finance the building of Monticello and deftly creating smoke screens when visitors are dismayed by his apparent endorsement of a system they thought he'd vowed to overturn. It is not a pretty story. Slave boys are whipped to make them work in the nail factory at Monticello that pays Jefferson's grocery bills. Parents are divided from children—in his ledgers they are recast as money—while he composes theories that obscure the dynamics of what some of his friends call "a vile commerce." Many people of Jefferson's time saw a catastrophe coming and tried to stop it, but not Jefferson. The pursuit of happiness had been badly distorted, and an oligarchy was getting very rich. Is this the quintessential American story?

Master of the Mountain

Mountain Masters & Dark Haven: 1

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 0991322231

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

View: 7845

"Master of the Mountain is, quite simply, a beautiful book. Cherise Sinclair swept me away with her perfect blending of tenderness, healing, erotic discovery, and romance." ~Joyfully Reviewed BOOK DESCRIPTION: Rebecca thinks she is overweight and boring. Logan disagrees. When Rebecca’s lover talks her into a mountain lodge vacation with his swing club, she soon learns she’s not cut out for playing musical beds. But with her boyfriend “entertaining” in their cabin, she has nowhere to sleep. Logan, the lodge owner, finds her freezing on the porch. After hauling her inside, he warms her in his own bed, and there the experienced Dominant discovers that Rebecca might not be a swinger…but she is definitely a submissive. Rebecca believes that no one can love her plump, scarred body. Logan disagrees. He loves her curves, and under his skilled hands, Rebecca loses not only her inhibitions, but also her heart. Logan knows they have no future. Damaged from the war, he considers himself too dangerous to be in any relationship. Once the weekend is over, he’ll have to send the city-girl subbie back to her own world. But will driving her away protect Rebecca or scar them both? "Readers can’t help but fall under this author’s spell as she creates magic with another deliciously scandalous book to delight in. Ms. Sinclair’s plots are always fresh, intelligent, sensual, and emotionally moving." ~The Romance Studio THE MOUNTAIN MASTERS & DARK HAVEN series Mountain Masters: High in the Sierra mountains, Jake and Logan Hunt run a wilderness lodge that caters to alternative lifestyles–especially BDSM. Dark Haven: Set in a BDSM club in San Francisco, the Doms of Dark Haven are experienced, powerfull—and edgy. Although each book is stand-alone, they’re fun to read in order, because of the recurring characters. Book 1: Master of the Mountain Book 2: Simon Says: Mine (novella) Book 3: Master of the Abyss Book 4: Master of the Dark Side (novella) Book 5: My Liege of Dark Haven Book 6: Edge of the Enforcer Book 7: Master of Freedom Keywords: BDSM, erotic romance, dominance, male Dom, dominant hero, submission, alpha male, bondage, spanking,

The Mountain Master of Sha Tin

Author: Ian Hamilton

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 1487002041

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8024

Ava is in Shanghai with Pang Fai to visit her ailing friend Xu when a triad war breaks out in Hong Kong. Sammy Wing, an old enemy of Ava’s who has twice tried to kill her, has enlisted the aid of his nephew Carter — the new Mountain Master of Sha Tin — to reclaim control of his old territory, Wanchai, from Xu’s men. There is nothing subtle about the Wings’ methods. Xu’s most trusted enforcer, Lop, has been shot, and six of his street soldiers kidnapped. The Wings threaten to execute them unless Xu’s men vacate Wanchai immediately. Ava steps in to broker a settlement, and the Wings respond by sending her a box containing six fingers — and a twelve-hour deadline. As the violence and tension mount, Ava is driven to the edge, and she is forced to devise a plan that will bring her face-to-face with Sammy and Carter Wing. The only question left unanswered is who will pull the trigger first?

Thorgal - Volume 7 - The Master of the Mountains

Author: Jean Van Hamme,Grzegorz Rosinski

Publisher: Cinebook

ISBN: 1849188009

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 48

View: 7766

Thorgal and his family are back in Europe, where a pregnant Aaricia insists on giving birth in Northland. Unable to find a ship to sail north in the middle of winter, Thorgal sets off by land to reach his old village and bring back a drakkar. His trip takes him through the land of Saxegaard, Master of the Mountains, a ruthless warlord who terrorizes the surrounding country. One night, in a burntout cottage, he meets Torric, an escaped slave, and finds a strange ring in the ashes. An extraordinary adventure begins...

Master of the Dark Side

Mountain Masters & Dark Haven: 4

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 0986119512

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 3600

Master of the Dark Side: Mountain Masters & Dark Haven 4

Master of the Abyss

Mountain Masters & Dark Haven: 3

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: VanScoy Publishing Group

ISBN: 0991322274

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7094

Master of the Abyss: Mountain Masters 2

Master of Freedom: A Mountain Masters Novella

Author: Cherise Sinclair

Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated

ISBN: 1940887364

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

View: 515

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cherise Sinclair comes a new story in her Mountain Masters series… Detective Atticus Ware gave up Idaho to start again in the California mountains, close to his imprisoned brother. Although he’s found good friends, the experienced Dominant wants more than the “do me” submissives flocking around him. He needs a woman to give her heart as well as her body. After Virginia Cunningham exhausts herself propping up a failing relationship, she accepts a social worker job far, far away in a California prison. Invited to observe BDSM classes on a wilderness camping trip, she’s shocked—her fiancé had insisted BDSM was a fabrication to sell books. But when Atticus lures her into participating, she learns submission under the hands of a powerful Dom is beyond anything she’d imagined. Nonetheless, she can’t permit a relationship—she’d just lose herself again. Finally, Atticus has found the woman he wants in his life. In his bed. In his cuffs. Only she keeps backing away. Well…if he has to help a little counselor get her head on straight, he’s just the Dom for the job. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

Der Junge auf dem Berg

Author: John Boyne

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733601505

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3590

Seit über 10 Jahren ein Welterfolg: ›Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama‹ Mit seinem neuen Roman kehrt John Boyne in das dunkelste Kapitel unserer Geschichte zurück. Als Pierrot seine Eltern verliert, nimmt ihn seine Tante zu sich in den deutschen Haushalt, in dem sie Dienst tut. Aber dies ist keine gewöhnliche Zeit: Der zweite Weltkrieg steht unmittelbar bevor. Und es ist kein gewöhnliches Haus: Es ist der Berghof – Adolf Hitlers Sommerresidenz. Schnell gerät der Junge unter den direkten Einfluss des charismatischen Führers. Um ihm seine Treue zu beweisen, ist er zu allem bereit – auch zum Verrat. Ein brandaktuelles Buch in Zeiten des weltweiten Rechtsrucks. »Unfassbar und unfassbar gut. « The Times »Ein Bravourstück ... Überwältigend. « The Guardian »Die Leser werden John Boynes Botschaft begreifen: Wenn das Pierrot passieren kann, dann kann es auch uns passieren.« Irish Indipendent »Erneut zwingt uns diese Parabel über einen Jungen in Kriegszeiten dazu, über das Beste und das Schlechteste im Menschen nachzudenken. « The Irish Times »Eine tief bewegende Parabel ... Diese erschreckende Darstellung jugendlicher Verführbarkeit und Sühne klingt noch lange nach. « Daily Mail

Zen Masters Of China

The First Step East

Author: Richard Bryan McDaniel

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910505

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 6603

Zen Masters of China presents more than 300 traditional Zen stories and koans, far more than any other collection. Retelling them in their proper place in Zen's historical journey through Buddhist Chinese culture, it also tells a larger story: how, in taking the first step east from India to China, Buddhism began to be Zen. The stories of Zen are unlike any other writing, religious or otherwise. Used for centuries by Zen teachers as aids to bring about or deepen the experience of awakening, they have a freshness that goes beyond religious practice and a mystery and authenticity that appeal to a wide range of readers. Placed in chronological order, these stories tell the story of Zen itself, how it traveled from West to East with each Zen master to the next, but also how it was transformed in that journey, from an Indian practice to something different in Chinese Buddhism (Ch'an) and then more different still in Japan (Zen). The fact that its transmission was so human, from teacher to student in a long chain from West to East, meant that the cultures it passed through inevitably changed it. Zen Masters of China is first and foremost a collection of mind-bending Zen stories and their wisdom. More than that, without academic pretensions or baggage, it recounts the genealogy of Zen Buddhism in China and, through koan and story, illuminates how Zen became what it is today.

Legenden des Krieges: Das blutige Schwert

Author: David Gilman

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644401055

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 5766

Der erste Band von David Gilmans packender Romanserie «Legenden des Krieges» England, 1346. Der junge Steinmetz Thomas Blackstone wird vor die Wahl gestellt: Entweder der Tod durch den Strick – für einen Mord, den er nicht begangen hat. Oder er schließt sich der englischen Armee an, für die König Edward dringend weitere Bogenschützen sucht. Die Entscheidung fällt ihm nicht schwer. Doch in der Normandie lernt Thomas die bittere Realität des Krieges kennen. Ritterlichkeit ist ein Kodex für bessere Zeiten. Gnade gibt es nicht – schon gar nicht in der Schlacht von Crécy, dem blutigen Kessel des Hundertjährigen Krieges ...

Wolf in White Van

Author: John Darnielle


ISBN: 3732523659

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9207

Sean Phillips ist durch einen schweren Unfall entstellt. Er verlässt seine Wohnung nur selten, vertieft sich in trashige Romane und Fantasyfilme, und er erfindet ein Rollenspiel. In Trace Italian finden sich die Spieler in einem postapokalyptischen Amerika wieder, in dem sie um ihr Leben kämpfen müssen. Sean gibt die Handlung vor, jede Aktion der Spieler beantwortet er mit immer neuen Wendungen und Entwicklungen. Als zwei Spieler die Anweisungen Seans nicht in Trace Italian, sondern in der realen Welt ausführen, hat dies tödliche Konsequenzen. Und Sean muss sich die Frage stellen, welche Verantwortung er dafür trägt.


Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641164699

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 5807

Jedes Unrecht hat seinen Preis Als New Yorker Anwältin hat es Samantha Kofer binnen weniger Jahre zu Erfolg gebracht. Mit der Finanzkrise ändert sich alles. Samantha wird gefeuert. Doch für ein Jahr Pro-Bono-Engagement bekommt sie ihren Job zurück. Samantha geht nach Brady, Virginia, einem 2000-Seelen-Ort, der sie vor große Herausforderungen stellt. Denn anders als ihre New Yorker Klienten, denen es um Macht und Geld ging, kämpfen die Einwohner Bradys um ihr Leben. Ein Kampf, den Samantha bald zu ihrem eigenen macht und der sie das Leben kosten könnte. Samantha Kofer, ambitionierte Anwältin bei einer der größten Kanzleien in New York, wird kurz nach dem Untergang der US-Investmentbank Lehman Brothers von ihrem Job freigestellt. Im Gegensatz zu vielen ihrer Kollegen, die von einem auf den anderen Tag auf der Straße stehen, bietet man ihr einen Deal an: Wenn sie für ein Jahr ohne Gehalt bei einer Non-Profit-Organisation arbeitet, behält sie ihren Job. So verschlägt es Samantha nach Brady, einem kleinen Ort in den Bergen Virginias, wo sie bei einer Beratungsstelle für kostenlosen Rechtsbeistand anheuert. Anfangs noch etwas unbeholfen in der ungewohnten Umgebung, entwickelt Samantha bald ein Gespür für die Nöte der Einwohner Bradys. Menschen, die auf den umliegenden Kohlefeldern jahrelang Schwerstarbeit geleistet haben und nun, ausgebrannt oder erkrankt, von den Kohleunternehmen im Stich gelassen werden. Der tragische Fall eines Arbeiters, der von Elend und Krankheit so gezeichnet ist, dass ihm nur noch wenige Monate zu leben bleiben, lässt Samantha schließlich über sich hinauswachsen. Gemeinsam mit einem befreundeten Anwalt nimmt sie den Kampf gegen die Kohlemagnaten auf und schreckt auch dann nicht zurück, als ihr Leben akut bedroht wird.

The Clan of Near the Mountain People

Author: Lorraine D. Yazzie

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465329773

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 281

View: 8428

The driving force that compelled me to write this book, I would say is my love for my late grandmother, Kezbah Yazzie. I had promised her that I would keep her story alive, and since I could not memorize thirteen chapters by rote like she did; the only other way to preserve it was to write it into a book. Writing this book has positively broadened my mind. It took effort and determination. I learned that how smart you are is not a factor for self-esteem. I encourage anyone who has a dream to pursue it. Use the negative experiences in your life to help others. It will definitely charge up a positive life for you.