Slaves of Sleep & the Masters of Sleep

Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC

ISBN: 1592121322

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 677

Slaves of sleep is an L. Ron Hubbard tale of parallel worlds--one of the first in modern fantasy. Cursed with "eternal wakefulness," and imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Jan Palmer is living in two worlds. On Earth, he is a prisoner, and in the land of the Jinn, he is "Tiger," the swashbuckling rogue--but in both, he faces death at every turn.

Voyage of Vengeance

Mission Earth

Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC

ISBN: 1592121241

Category: Fiction

Page: 419

View: 6227

Follow the trail of evil alien Soltan Gris as he continues to plot the destruction of Fleet Officer Jettero Heller and the beautiful, deadly Countess Krak. Now Gris has set sail on his newly acquired multimillion-dollar yacht (it's amazing what you can buy with a "Squeeza" credit card!), hoping to trap Heller and Krak in a global snare. Of course, the sudden appearance on board of a teenage nymph and a crazed PR genius puts just the slightest kink in Gris' evil plan. Will Gris succeed in his Voyage of Vengeance? Will Heller and Krak survive? Find out in this action-packed episode of intergalactic espionage.

A Very Strange Trip

Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC

ISBN: 1592121349

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 2431

A man tries to reach the present after being accidentally sent into prehistory by a time machine. On the way back he visits the Mayan Indians and even considers sticking around as a god.

The Doomed Planet

Mission Earth

Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC

ISBN: 1592121276

Category: Fiction

Page: 355

View: 2485

Fasten your seatbelts. Mission Earth is approaching climax . . . And it will rock your world! Who will control Voltar? What is Earth’s ultimate fate? And what is the big mystery? The wait is over. Powerful forces are on the move. Entire planets hang in the balance. The moment of truth is finally at hand—and it’s a real blast! In the middle of it all stands Royal Officer of the Fleet, Jettero Heller, a man determined to save both Voltar and Earth from extinction. Together with an outlaw emperor and an army one hundred thousand strong, Heller lays siege to Palace City, which has fallen into the depraved and diabolical hands of Lombar Hisst. But the success of Heller’s great adventure is far from a sure thing. For in order to achieve victory, he will not only have to break the laws of Voltar—but defy the laws of physics. Here is your ticket to travel beyond the boundaries of space and time. Experience the unfolding mysteries, the violent pleasures and the biting, inescapable truths you can only find in the final reckoning of THE DOOMED PLANET. “Marvelous satire by a master of adventure.” —ANNE MCCAFFREY

Villainy Victorious

Mission Earth

Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC

ISBN: 1592121268

Category: FICTION

Page: 410

View: 2603

The Death Battalion from the planet Voltar is sent by Apparatus Chief Lombar Hisst, who refuses to give up his maniacal plan to take over the throne from Emperor Cling the Lofty. Caught up in a power-crazed frenzy, Hisst holds the fate of the world and the entire Voltar Confederacy in his greedy, grasping hands. Can Fleet Combat Engineer Jettero Heller, the beautiful Countess Krak and the dying Emperor survive? And will Heller be able to save Earth from ultimate destruction? Find out in Villainy Victorious, the dramatic ninth episode of Mission Earth.

Disaster

Mission Earth

Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC

ISBN: 159212125X

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

View: 2623

Who is the true master of disaster? Earthlings: prepare for the shock of your lives! Global warming . . . reversed. The energy crisis . . . over. The greatest problem on Earth . . . solved. Voltarian Royal Officer of the Fleet, Jettero Heller, has it all figured out. And he’s devised a daring and ingenious plan to make it all happen . . . if he lives to see the day. Saving the world is never easy, and for Heller, it turns out to be a tricky—and risky—business. He’ll have to blast a gang of space pirates in a lethal laser firefight. He’ll have to find a way to capture and control a black hole. He’ll have to undertake a perilous journey to Saturn and back and transport a titanic chunk of ice across the solar system. Then comes the hard part . . . because Heller is headed back to Voltar, where he’s about to uncover the identity of the powerful figure behind the conspiracy to end all conspiracies. He’s facing his deadliest nemesis yet, and before the intergalactic battle is over, the entire mission could end in DISASTER. “Features rich inventiveness, brisk pacing and a large cast of appealing characters.” —BOOKLIST

Twenty Fathoms Down

Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC

ISBN: 1592126286

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 8286

Daring and defiant there’s no stopping diver Hawk Ridley as he takes the plunge into a briny world of untold riches and danger. The Caribbean is a fortune hunter’s dream, salted with the gold of galleons long ago claimed by the deep. Now Hawk’s headed for the Windward Passage of Haiti to stake his claim. But a rival team has also picked up the scent, and they’re willing to turn the sea red with blood to get to the gold first. Fighting off ruthless competitors is nothing new to Hawk ... but fighting off a beautiful woman is a different story. Is she an innocent stowaway or a seductive saboteur? Between the cool millions lying on the bottom of the ocean, and the boiling-hot race to grab it, Hawk’s about to find the answer and make a discovery Twenty Fathoms Down that will blow you out of the water. “Primo Pulp Fiction.” —Booklist

African American Folktales

Stories from Black Traditions in the New World

Author: Roger Abrahams

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780307803184

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 6958

Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to accounts of how the world was created and got to be the way it is to moral fables that tell of encounters between masters and slaves. They include stories set down in nineteenth-century travelers' reports and plantation journals, tales gathered by collectors such as Joel Chandler Harris and Zora Neale Hurston, and narratives tape-recorded by Roger Abrahams himself during extensive expeditions throughout the American South and the Caribbean. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folkore Library

A Documentary history of slavery in North America

Author: Willie Lee Nichols Rose

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 537

View: 8015

Over one hundred original sources, from songs and riddles to slave narratives and legal records, presented with contextual commentary, provide insight into and illustration of the development of slavery in America

Ebony & Ivory

An In-Depth Look at Cultural Diversity

Author: Melvia Miller

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146976203X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 271

View: 1247

Many books have been written about the problems of racial hostility and cultural diversity-but none like Ebony and Ivory. This powerful collection offers a refreshing and humorous look at these serious issues that face our society. The fables and articles in Ebony and Ivory will make the reader laugh, cry, and shout and will also cause us to do some deep self-evaluation.

Raiders Of The Nile

Author: Steven Saylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472110951

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1929

Gordianus is now twenty-two years old and living in Alexandria with Bethesda, scraping by in modest and haphazard fashion. But then Bethesda is kidnapped by mistake. With few resources available to him, Gordianus has to find the people who kidnapped her and get her back - before they realise they have the wrong woman and dispose of her for good. A raid on the golden tomb of Alexander the Great, a semi-shady troupe of travelling performers, highwaymen, amorous innkeepers, the politics of the pharaohs, smugglers, camels and an adventure up the Nile all combine to make this a rescue mission neither Gordianus - or Bethesda - will ever forget. Praise for Steven Saylor: 'The Saylor hallmarks are meticulous recreation of Rome's grimy bustling streets and a brilliantly drawn cast of minor characters.' The Sunday Times 'A compelling storyteller, with a striking talent for historical reconstruction.' Times Literary Supplement

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

Author: Frederick Douglass,George L. Ruffin

Publisher: Digital Scanning Inc

ISBN: 9781582183664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 628

View: 5854

The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass was Douglass' third autobiography. In it he was able to go into greater detail about his life as a slave and his escape from slavery, as he and his family were no longer in any danger from the reception of his work. It is also the only of Douglass' autobiographies to discuss his life during and after the Civil War, including his encounters with American Presidents such as Lincoln, Grant, and Garfield

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Author: Harriet Jacobs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101128077

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5489

One of the central firsthand accounts of slavery in America A haunting, evocative recounting of her life as a slave in North Carolina and of her final escape and emancipation, Harriet Jacobs's classic narrative, written between 1853 and 1858 and published pseduonymously in 1861, tells firsthand of the horrors inflicted on slaves. In writing this extraordinary memoir, which culminates in the seven years she spent hiding in a crawl space in her grandmother's attic, Jacobs skillfully used the literary genres of her time, presenting a thoroughly feminist narrative that portrays the evils and traumas of slavery, particularly for women and children. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Masters of Lens and Light

A Checklist of Major Cinematographers and Their Feature Films

Author: William Darby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1043

View: 5637

Offers filmographies for more than seven hundred American and world cinematographers from 1915 through 1990.

Master of the Mountain

Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves

Author: Henry Wiencek

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466827785

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 7828

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?

Slavery Reparations in Perspective

Author: William Kweku Asare

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1553954947

Category: History

Page: 108

View: 9353

Slavery Reparations in Perspective discusses the claims for reparations for the Atlantic slave trade by Black-Americans and some Africans. It identifies the true victims and all the perpetrators. The book examines the pros and cons of the claims and highlights the resurgence of the African slave trade. It appeals to everyone to help in the resolution of the reparations question, as well as nipping the emergent slave trade and the associated problems in the bud. Governments, international organizations and N.G.Os are all to get involved.