By Paul Miller
By Jean Luc Goubet
Les difficiles stipulations de vie engendrées par le tumulte de los angeles seconde guerre mondiale ainsi que los angeles pauvreté de l. a. campagne où il grandit, ne lui permirent pas d’entamer des études de médecine.
Poussé à l. a. fois par ses rêves d’enfant et une curiosité hors du commun, très jeune, il décida apprendre de par lui-même ce qu’il ne pouvait étudier sur le banc d’une école. Il observait, les gens, les choses et il observait surtout son corps qui, pour lui, allait devenir son « laboratoire ».
De santé fragile, los angeles douleur était son pire ennemi. Pratiquement encore un enfant, au détour d’une dialog, il entendu parler de prouesses extraordinaires que certains hommes, là-bas, dans le lointain Orient, étaient capables de réaliser avec leur corps : Des fakirs. Ces êtres merveilleux ne craignaient ni los angeles douleur, ni los angeles mort. Était-ce vraiment une réalité ou un basic conte des mille et unes nuits ?
C’est ce que peu à peu, à strength de braveness, témérité et surtout une strength de volonté hors du commun Léon allait découvrir et devenir ainsi, probablement, le plus grand fakir de ce siècle :
Le fakir BEN-GHOU-BEY
Voici le mystery d’un fakir.
By Peter Greisl,Australian Opal Mines,Murray Willis
By Peter Shrake
In The Silver guy: The lifestyles and instances of John Kinzie, readers witness the dramatic alterations that swept the Wisconsin frontier within the early and mid-1800s, throughout the lifetime of Indian agent John Harris Kinzie. From the struggle of 1812 and the monopoly of the yank Fur corporation, to the Black Hawk warfare and the compelled elimination of hundreds of thousands of Ho-Chunk humans from their local lands—John Kinzie’s event provides us a front-row seat to a pivotal time within the heritage of the yank Midwest.
As an Indian agent at citadel Winnebago—in what's now Portage, Wisconsin—John Kinzie served the Ho-Chunk humans in the course of a time of turbulent swap, because the tribe confronted expanding assaults on its cultural lifestyles and intensely sovereignty, and struggled to return to phrases with American development into the higher Midwest. the tale of the Ho-Chunk kingdom maintains at the present time, because the tribe keeps to rebuild its cultural presence in its local homeland.
Through John Kinzie’s tale, we achieve a broader view of the area during which he lived—a international that, in no small half, varieties a origin for the area during which we are living today.
By R. Scott Williams
By Mick McCarthy,Patricia Ahern
In seek of the lacking paints a vibrant photo of the folks and canine at the back of seek and rescue operations, the painstaking calls for of teaching and qualification, and the highs and lows of a role the place mins might be the variation among saving someone’s existence or discovering in basic terms their physique.
By Kelly Enright
The inspiring tale of the mythical couple whose flora and fauna movies remodeled America’s perceptions of unique places.
By Jeffrey S. Copeland
One time he led nineteen slaves to freedom via pretending to be an undertaker taking the physique of a slave around the Ohio River to a slave cemetery at the different part. He had one slave (in an open coffin) fake to be the deceased—and the opposite eighteen marched in a funeral procession all through the center of city in simple sight. The townspeople stepped apart, out of appreciate for the “deceased,” and watched him take them all around the river to their freedom! all over again he pretended to be a chicken broker, gaining the honor of all in a city, after which stole their slaves. nonetheless over again he handed himself off as a businessman who had to construct boats to take salt to the South for a really ecocnomic enterprise. He received the various major voters of that city to take a position in his venture and, whilst the boats have been complete, he selected a moonless evening to get the entire slaves to the boats—and had them row to freedom.
Fairfield used to be noticeable through a few as a scoundrel, a con guy, and a legal. Others observed him as a truly non secular guy who believed with all his middle that the evils of slavery had to be wiped out—and he was once prepared to visit extremes to do this. Fairfield wasn’t as violent as, say, John Brown, yet he nonetheless received the task done.
By Charles Hamman
By Jerry Holl
Fortunately, Jerry Holl used to be simply the idiot for this actual two-wheeled odyssey. Coming off a life of company positions, he wasn’t precisely prepared—his so much depended on better half at the journey used to be a motorbike he didn’t understand how to mend. yet inexperience and absence of a concrete plan didn’t cease him. For fifty-one days, Holl pedaled his approach throughout international locations, encountering every thing bizarre and wondrous North the USA needed to provide.
Downhills Don’t Come unfastened takes you thru the ups and downs (literal and figurative) of Holl’s journey. via turns fun and reflective, self-deprecating and confident, it chronicles each point of the adventure, from the breathtaking vastness of the Alaskan-Canadian barren region to the fortitude, generosity, and eccentricity of the folks he met alongside the way.