Measure of the Year (Classics West Collection) by Roderick L. Haig-Brown

By Roderick L. Haig-Brown

Roderick L. Haig-Brown welcomes us onto his lush farm for a 12 months of insights and observations. during this eloquently written account, Haig-Brown, his spouse Ann and their 4 kids travel us via each one season, and train us the ways that the Earth governs the occasions in our lives. Haig-Brown observes salmon, blue grouse, blacktail deer and robins, with a smooth eye and delicate appreciation for his or her trials. He discerns how the elements interacts with the land, and the way the land interacts with our makes an attempt at civilization. Haig-Brown additionally discusses his paintings at a Justice of the Peace, and the demanding situations of marriage, beginner publication gathering, the craft of the author, and the that means of group. A snap shot of rural BC within the Fifties, Measure of the Year is a rustic tale, advised through a guy chuffed in his selected method of life.

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Pathfinder: John Charles Frémont and the Course of American by Tom Chaffin

By Tom Chaffin

“The so much eloquent, realizing, and but very candid biography of Frémont that has seemed to date”—Howard R. Lamar, Yale University

The occupation of John Charles Frémont (1813–90) ties jointly the complete breadth of yankee expansionism from its eighteenth-century origins via its end result within the Gilded Age. Tom Chaffin's biography demonstrates Frémont's important value to the background of yank empire, and illuminates his position in shattering long-held myths in regards to the ecology and habitability of the yank West.

As the main celebrated American explorer and mapper of his time, Frémont stood on the middle of the massive federal venture of western exploration and conquest. His expeditions among 1838 and 1854 captured the public's mind's eye, encouraged americans to just accept their nation's future as an unlimited continental empire, and earned him his enduring sobriquet, the Pathfinder.

But Frémont used to be greater than an explorer. Chaffin's dramatic narrative comprises Frémont's diverse reports as an entrepreneur, abolitionist, Civil conflict basic, husband to the extraordinary Jessie Benton Frémont, two-time Republican presidential candidate, and Gilded Age aristocrat.

This new paperback version of Pathfinder encompasses a new, extra, up to date advent by way of the author.

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Weapons of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by James B. Garry

By James B. Garry

When Meriwether Lewis begun buying provides and firearms to tackle the Corps of Discovery’s trip west, his first cease used to be a federal arsenal. For the next twenty-nine months, from the time the Lewis and Clark excursion left Camp Dubois with a cannon salute in 1804 until eventually it introduced its go back from the West Coast to St. Louis with a volley in 1806, guns have been an important part of the contributors’ instrument equipment. In Weapons of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, historian Jim Garry describes the hands and ammunition the excursion carried and the use and care these guns received.

The Corps of Discovery’s reasons have been to discover the Missouri and Columbia river basins, to make clinical observations, and to touch the tribes alongside the way in which for either technology and international relations. through the trek, the tourists used their weapons to obtain food—they may well devour round 350 kilos of meat a day—and to guard themselves from harmful animals. Firearms have been additionally beneficial in encounters with Indian teams, as weapons have been essentially the most sought-after alternate goods within the West. As Garry notes, the explorers’ willingness to illustrate their guns’ firepower most likely stored conferences with a few tribes from turning into violent.

The mixture of palms carried via the day trip prolonged past rifles and muskets to incorporate pistols, knives, espontoons, a cannon, and blunderbusses. every one bankruptcy makes a speciality of one of many significant forms of guns and weaves money owed from the excursion journals with the author’s wisdom received from field-testing the muskets and rifles he describes. Appendices tally the guns carried and clarify how the expedition’s flintlocks worked.

Weapons of the Lewis and Clark Expedition integrates unique learn with a full of life narrative. This encyclopedic reference might be worthwhile to historians and weaponry aficionados.

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I Did Bad Enough All By Myself by Phillip L. Wingfield

By Phillip L. Wingfield

I Did undesirable adequate All alone is an account of ways one guy cast his manner via lifestyles with little schooling and no education. but he manages to amply satisfy his hopes and desires as he went alongside. An basically baby born within the impoverished backwoods of West Virginia, he travels the realm and varieties a relatives of his personal. His is a needed to be instructed tale and a needs to learn in the event you like a narrative with a couple of tears, a couple of laughs and a cheerful ending.

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Emotions By The Mile: True , Raw and Revealing Cab rides by Henry Walker,Keenan Robinson

By Henry Walker,Keenan Robinson

precise , uncooked and revealing tales of a cab driver.
Henry Walker has been within the taxicab company for over two decades. He has been a co-owner for 2 years and a advertising and contract’s director for 4 years. even though, his real love has been that of a taxicab driver.Also, he has six year’s adventure within the monetary companies undefined. He has 4 years of faculty schooling within the box of industrial and advertising. individually, he feels his maximum accomplishments are his 3 youngsters, Amanda, Victoria, and Henry, III.

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Memory Manifesto: A Walking Meditation Through Cambodia by Christopher G. Moore

By Christopher G. Moore

reminiscence Manifesto’s 35 brief chapters demonstrate Christopher G. Moore’s paths inside of Cambodia labyrinth as a operating journalist, novelist, and essayist as he unearths his method via T-3 felony, Khmer Rouge minefields, border refugee camps, within the corporation of activists, artists, movie makers, musicians, and writers. the general impact is a imaginative and prescient of 1 writer’s existence as formed by way of the method of reminiscence, myth-making, labyrinths, infinities and flights of imagination.

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It Shouldn't Happen: Light-hearted African Adventures by Kevin Robertson,Catherine Robinson

By Kevin Robertson,Catherine Robinson

Kevin Robertson has hunted with a number of consumers for risky online game, and through the years he has had a few humorous, fascinating, and unhappy encounters. Now for the 1st time ever, Doctari has devoted those tales to paper, and we warrantly those anecdotes will retain you entertained for hours. Pull up a chair and skim alongside as Doctari relates his tales as if they're being informed round a campfire in a safari camp.

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The Naturalist by Thom Conroy

By Thom Conroy

A attention-grabbing, relocating novel in accordance with the true lifetime of Dr Ernst Dieffenbach: scientist, explorer, innovative, outcast. Dieffenbach arrived in New Zealand in 1839 as a naturalist. What he chanced on used to be attention-grabbing, yet what his prescient files did not show used to be his personal interesting tale. This compelling novel turns the point of interest on Dieffenbach. As a tender idealist, he had plotted a revolution within the identify of equality. Imprisoned after which exiled, first from Giessen, then Strasbourg, then Zurich, he fled to London. He was hoping to redeem his acceptance through becoming a member of the excursion to New Zealand. yet as he used to be to find, the complexities of freedom, exile and equality couldn't be left in the back of. that includes Darwin, Charles Heaphy and the infamous Maori leader Te Rauparaha, The Naturalist connects New Zealand's prior with international heritage and brings alive the tale of this extraordinary man.

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Pinups to Paddocks: A Century in a Nutshell by Ruth Lastuvka,Chuck Dean

By Ruth Lastuvka,Chuck Dean

In 1948 Ruth Lastuvka took first position in a competition, and out of approximately 3000 different attractive contestants she turned the 1st “Miss Calendar lady of America”. In 1991, at age sixty seven, she set out on her first horseback safari around the flat grasslands of Kenya. Now in her 90’s she maintains to create gorgeous ceramic items and work that depict much more of the efficient soul that she has been for almost a century. there's by no means a lifeless second for Ruth. this is often her tale; could it encourage the simplest issues to return for each reader.

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The Lost Wonder of the World by Brent Starkey

By Brent Starkey

In an event that may actually take his breath away, a tender guy often called Joe needs to continue to exist what looks the inevitable. He can have lived a lifestyles the place he might run clear of his difficulties, yet now Joe needs to face this serious problem head on. Being shipwrecked on an island that's unknown to the area, Joe will become aware of how by myself he rather is. On an island bring to an end from the full international and set again to a time with the bow and arrow being the single development. it really is as much as the artistic brain of Joe to decide on an aspect and lead the struggle opposed to the island's worst challenge it has had for hundreds of years till now.

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