The Names of the Stars

A Life in the Wilds

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250101697

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Winner of Honor Book for the 2016 Montana Book Award At twenty years old, Pete Fromm heard of a job babysitting salmon eggs, seven winter months alone in a tent in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Leaping at this chance to be a mountain man, with no experience in the wilds, he left the world. Thirteen years later, he published his beloved memoir of that winter, Indian Creek Chronicles —Into the Wild with a twist. Twenty five years later, he was asked to return to the wilderness to babysit more fish eggs. But no longer a footloose twenty year old, at forty-five, he was the father of two young sons. He left again, alone, straight into the heart of Montana’s Bob Marshall wilderness, walking a daily ten mile loop to his fish eggs through deer and elk and the highest density of grizzly bears in the lower 48 states. The Names of the Stars is not only a story of wilderness and bears but also a trek through a life lived at its edges, showing how an impulsive kid transformed into a father without losing his love for the wilds. From loon calls echoing across Northwood lakes to the grim realities of life guarding in the Nevada desert, through the isolation of Indian Creek and years spent running the Snake and Rio Grande as a river ranger, Pete seeks out the source of this passion for wildness, as well as explores fatherhood and mortality and all the costs and risks and rewards of life lived on its own terms.

Ein Winter am Indian Creek

allein in der Wildnis Montanas

Author: Pete Fromm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894050733


Page: 277

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The Little Shepherd Of Kingdom Come

Author: John Fox Jr.

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813138000

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1276

This powerful novel is one of the most perceptive tellings of the Civil War experience.

Universal Historical Dictionary

Or, Explanation of the Names of Persons and Places in the Departments of Biblical, Political, and Ecclesiastical History, Mythology, Heraldry, Biography, Bibliography, Geography, and Numismatics. Illustrated by Portraits and Medallic Cuts

Author: George Crabb

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Complete Works of Lord Byron

Including His Lordship's Suppressed Poems with Others Never Before Published, in One Volume

Author: George Gordon Byron Baron Byron

Publisher: N.A



Page: 730

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Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge

Or, Dictionary of the Bible, Theology, Religious Biography, All Religions, Ecclesiastical History, and Missions

Author: John Newton Brown,George Palmer Tyler

Publisher: N.A


Category: Missions

Page: 1275

View: 4909

Mark the Music

The Life and Work of Marc Blitzstein

Author: Eric A. Gordon

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595092489

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 644

View: 9697

The recently released Tim Robbins film Cradle Will Rock reawakened worldwide audiences to composer Marc Blitzstein's runaway Broadway hit of 1937, and to the exciting times he lived in. Blitzstein went on to write Regina (based on Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes"), the definitive translation of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's Threepenny Opera, and an enormous amount of other music based squarely in American and Broadway traditions. Mark the Music is an engaging biography of this larger-than-life composer that reads like a novel. Practically every page features an illuminating and revealing pen portrait of the most important creative personalities in American culture—Orson Welles, John Houseman, Ernest Hemingway, Paul Robeson, Sean O'Casey, Agnes de Mille, Lotte Lenya, Melvyn Douglas, Shirley Both, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Earl Robinson, Rudolf Bing, and many more. A vibrant journey through mid-20th century America comes to life through the eyes and experience of Marc Blitzstein. The issues that marked Blitzstein's day—censorship, repression, war—are all with us today. This is a story of passion, defiance, glory and tragedy, and ultimately of faith in democratic American values expressed through the arts.


Prophet Against Empire

Author: David V. Erdman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486143902

Category: Art

Page: 608

View: 5601

DIVDefinitive study of strange symbolism Blake used to attack political tyranny of his time. "For our sense of Blake in his own times we are indebted to David Erdman more than anyone else."—Times Literary Supplement. Third revised edition. 32 black-and-white illus. /div

Edwards's Great West and Her Commercial Metropolis

Embracing a General View of the West and a Complete History of St. Louis, from the Landing of Ligueste, in 1764, to the Present Time ; with Portraits and Biographies of Some of the Old Settlers, and Many of the Most Prominent Business Men

Author: Richard Edwards,Merna Hopewell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mississippi River Valley

Page: 604

View: 5220

Robinson Crusoe

The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner who Lived Eight-and-twenty Years All-alone in an Uninhabited Island on the Coast of America

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: N.A



Page: 579

View: 4782

Lillian Morris, and Other Stories

Author: Henryk Sienkiewicz

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company.



Page: 63

View: 4512

Example in this ebook I came to America in September, 1849, said the captain, and found myself in New Orleans, which was half French at that time. From New Orleans I went up the Mississippi to a great sugar plantation, where I found work and good wages. But since I was young in those days, and full of daring, sitting in one spot and writing annoyed me; so I left that place soon and began life in the forest. My comrades and I passed some time among the lakes of Louisiana, in the midst of crocodiles, snakes, and mosquitoes. We supported ourselves with hunting and fishing, and from time to time floated down great numbers of logs to New Orleans, where purchasers paid for them not badly in money. Our expeditions reached distant places. We went as far as “Bloody Arkansas,” which, sparsely inhabited even at this day, was well-nigh a pure wilderness then. Such a life, full of labors and dangers, bloody encounters with pirates on the Mississippi, and with Indians, who at that time were numerous in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee, increased my health and strength, which by nature were uncommon, and gave me also such knowledge of the plains, that I could read in that great book not worse than any red warrior. After the discovery of gold in California, large parties of emigrants left Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and other eastern cities almost daily, and one of these, thanks to my reputation, chose me for leader, or as we say, captain. I accepted the office willingly, since wonders were told of California in those days, and I had cherished thoughts of going to the Far West, though without concealing from myself the perils of the journey. At present the distance between New York and San Francisco is passed by rail in a week, and the real desert begins only west of Omaha; in those days it was something quite different. Cities and towns, which between New York and Chicago are as numerous as poppy-seeds now, did not exist then; and Chicago itself, which later on grew up like a mushroom after rain, was merely a poor obscure fishing-village not found on maps. It was necessary to travel with wagons, men, and mules through a country quite wild, and inhabited by terrible tribes of Indians: Crows, Blackfeet, Pawnees, Sioux, and Arickarees, which it was well-nigh impossible to avoid in large numbers, since those tribes, movable as sand, had no fixed dwellings, but, being hunters, circled over great spaces of prairie, while following buffaloes and antelopes. Not few were the toils, then, that threatened us; but he who goes to the Far West must be ready to suffer hardship, and expose his life frequently. I feared most of all the responsibility which I had accepted. This matter had been settled, however, and there was nothing to do but make preparations for the road. These lasted more than two months, since we had to bring wagons, even from Pittsburgh, to buy mules, horses, arms, and collect large supplies of provisions. Toward the end of winter, however, all things were ready. I wished to start in such season as to pass the great prairies lying between the Mississippi and the Rocky Mountains in spring, for I knew that in summer because of heat in those open places, multitudes of men died of various diseases. I decided for this reason to lead the train, not over the southern route by St. Louis, but through Iowa, Nebraska, and Northern Colorado. That road was more dangerous with reference to Indians, but beyond doubt it was the healthier. The plan roused opposition at first among people of the train. I declared that if they would not obey they might choose another captain. They yielded after a brief consultation, and we moved at the first breath of spring. To be continue in this ebook

The Immortal Count

The Life and Films of Bela Lugosi

Author: Arthur Lennig

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813143764

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 6527

Bela Lugosi won immediate fame for his portrayal of the immortal count in the 1931 film Dracula. After a decade of trying vainly to broaden his range and secure parts to challenge his acting abilities, Lugosi resigned himself to a career as the world's most recognizable vampire. His last years were spent as a forgotten and rather tragic figure. When he died in 1956, Lugosi could not have known that vindication of his talent would come -- his face would adorn theaters, his image would appear on greeting cards and postage stamps, his film memorabilia would sell for more than he earned in his entire career, and his Hungarian accent would be instantly recognized by millions of people. Martin Landau's Oscar-winning role as Lugosi in the 1994 film Ed Wood added an ironic twist to a career that had ended in oblivion. In 1974, devoted Lugosi fan Arthur Lennig published a highly regarded biography of the unsung actor. More than twice the length of the original and completely rewritten, The Immortal Count provides deeper insights into Lugosi's films and personality. Drawing upon personal interviews, studio memos, shooting scripts, research in Romania and Hungary, and his own recollections, Lennig has written the definitive account of Lugosi's tragic life.

The Lone Star Ranger and The Mysterious Rider

Two Classic Novels of the Frontier

Author: Zane Grey

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 146686785X

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 5701

Two classic novels of the frontier, by Zane Grey, one of America's most celebrated Western storytellers The Lone Star Ranger Buck Duane, gunfighter, was offered a pardon by Captain Mac Kelly of the Texas Rangers, on one condition: Take down the local Chelsedine gang. Many had died trying, but it was Duane's only shot at freedom. When Duane teamed up with the Rangers for a final showdown against the ruthless rustlers, he discovered a secret that could destroy them all. The Mysterious Rider His name is Hell Bent Wade, a wandering gunfighter and a good man, though one with a violent temper. But it isn't until he arrives at the Bellhounds Ranch, where Bill Bellhounds is about to marry off his foster daughter Columbine to Jack, a cowardly drunkard, gambler, and thief, that Wade reveals the full range of his righteous fury. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 7845