History

Bounty: The Greatest Sea Story of Them All

Bounty: The Greatest Sea Story of Them All

Author: Geoff D'Eon

Publisher: Formac Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781459505445

Category: History

Page: 160

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This is the story of two thrilling generations of Bounty. First, the original eighteenth century British Naval Transport ship, on which the most infamous mutiny in British naval history played out. Pulling together details from various contemporary accounts of these events author and filmmaker Geoff D'Eon tells the tale of a harsh leader cast out to sea who miraculously finds his way back to England. Then comes the glorious twentieth century Hollywood recreation of Bounty from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Her crew spend delightful weeks in the South Pacific. Years later, Bounty fights for survival as her captain sails her straight into violent Hurricane Sandy. A dramatic rescue effort saves the crew, but the ship, the captain and one young crew member are lost. Spanning four centuries, this is a story of romance, risk, exotic travel, cruelty, lust, loyalty, jealousy, misadventure, hubris, heroism and death. Fully illustrated with paintings, photographs and artifacts, this book tells one of the greatest sea stories of them all.
History

Bounty: The Greatest Sea Story of Them All

Bounty: The Greatest Sea Story of Them All

Author: Geoff D'Eon

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781459505544

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 123

This is the story of two thrilling generations of Bounty. First, the original eighteenth century British Naval Transport ship, on which the most infamous mutiny in British naval history played out. Pulling together details from various contemporary accounts of these events author and filmmaker Geoff D'Eon tells the tale of a harsh leader cast out to sea who miraculously finds his way back to England. Then comes the glorious twentieth century Hollywood recreation of Bounty from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Her crew spend delightful weeks in the South Pacific. Years later, Bounty fights for survival as her captain sails her straight into violent Hurricane Sandy. A dramatic rescue effort saves the crew, but the ship, the captain and one young crew member are lost. Spanning four centuries, this is a story of romance, risk, exotic travel, cruelty, lust, loyalty, jealousy, misadventure, hubris, heroism and death. Fully illustrated with paintings, photographs and artifacts, this book tells one of the greatest sea stories of them all.
Fiction

The Inland Sea

The Inland Sea

Author: Madeleine Watts

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781646220182

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 152

In this "eloquent debut," a young Australian woman unable to find her footing in the world begins to break down when the emergencies she hears working as a 911 operator and the troubles within her own life gradually blur together, forcing her to grapple with how the past has shaped her present (Publishers Weekly). Drifting after her final year in college, a young writer begins working part-time as an emergency dispatch operator in Sydney. Over the course of an eight-hour shift, she is dropped into hundreds of crises, hearing only pieces of each. Callers report car accidents and violent spouses and homes caught up in flame. The work becomes monotonous: answer, transfer, repeat. And yet the stress of listening to far-off disasters seeps into her personal life, and she begins walking home with keys in hand, ready to fight off men disappointed by what they find in neighboring bars. During her free time, she gets black-out drunk, hooks up with strangers, and navigates an affair with an ex-lover whose girlfriend is in their circle of friends. Two centuries earlier, her great-great-great-great-grandfather--the British explorer John Oxley--traversed the wilderness of Australia in search of water. Oxley never found the inland sea, but the myth was taken up by other men, and over the years, search parties walked out into the desert, dying as they tried to find it. Interweaving a woman's self-destructive unraveling with the gradual worsening of the climate crisis, The Inland Sea is charged with unflinching insight into our age of anxiety. At a time when wildfires have swept an entire continent, this novel asks what refuge and comfort looks like in a constant state of emergency.

Boys' Life

Boys' Life

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Page: 48

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.
Religion

Exploring Psalms

Exploring Psalms

Author: John Phillips

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 0825434939

Category: Religion

Page: 712

View: 869

"John Phillips writes with enthusiasm and clarity, . . . cutting through the confusion and heretical dangers associated with Bible interpretation." --Moody Magazine
American literature

Saturday Review of Literature

Saturday Review of Literature

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ISBN: UVA:X001038387

Category: American literature

Page:

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American literature

Saturday Review of Literature

Saturday Review of Literature

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007836252

Category: American literature

Page: 784

View: 631

History

The South Seas

The South Seas

Author: Sean Brawley

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739193365

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 301

The South Seas is an innovative work of cultural history, tracing the ways in which the idea of “the South Seas” has been understood and transmitted through Western culture since the eighteenth century.

Menschen in ihren Käfigen

Menschen in ihren Käfigen

Author: Frank Icking

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783000280665

Category:

Page: 274

View: 602

New York (N.Y.)

The United States Army and Navy Journal and Gazette of the Regular and Volunteer Forces

The United States Army and Navy Journal and Gazette of the Regular and Volunteer Forces

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924069759862

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page:

View: 807

Fiction

An Unexpected Caliph

An Unexpected Caliph

Author: Steven Derfler

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483665078

Category: Fiction

Page: 229

View: 267

For millennia, people of faith around the world have viewed their religious texts as sacred, holy, and at times, even infallible when it comes to our understanding of our past. We have all used them as guidelines to chart our journeys on earth; not only regarding spirituality but also our relationship with other humans. Sometimes we use these letters written by our parent in heaven to assert our own ethnic or spiritual superiority over others. But as archaeologists and historians, religious scholars and scientists, have discovered through research, no one seems to have a lock on the truth or the perspective or the right holy way. Rather, this attitude has led to hatred, prejudice and violence as we all try to one-up everyone else. Imagine the consequences of the re-discovery of ancient manuscripts that support the notion of commonality- found in the homeland of World War IIs Third Reich, the idea that, regardless of religious belief, the best people rise to the top in an attempt to bring their society, their community, to the most civilized level possible. Imagine a set of documents that shows that ancient societies were more tolerant, and accepting, than todays world. And just imagine the impact that it might have in changing our world view- slowly, slowly as they say in the MidEast. DR. STEVEN L. DERFLER An international educational consultant, archaeologist, historian, researcher, teacher and writer, Dr. Derfler has been uncovering the histories of ancient civilizations for nearly 40 years. Tracing the development of western religions from their roots in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean countries, Dr. Derfler brings insight to current political and social events, bridging the past with the future to promote greater understanding between people from different faiths and walks of life. Dr. Derfler has been associated with institutions both in the Midwest and Israel; including Tel Aviv University's Institute of Archaeology, the Israeli Antiquities Authority, and The Negev Museum of Beersheva. Archaeological work in Israel has included serving as staff of Tel Sheva, Arad, Tel Michal and Tel Gerishe Expeditions, and as American director of the Nahal Yattir and Tel Keriot excavations. International study/travel programs under his aegis include Israel/Jordan/Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Greece, and Cuba. In the Upper Midwest, he is director of Educational Resources, Inc and is a retired professor from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. He also works closely with the Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University and other venues in Southwest Florida.
United States

Armed Forces Journal International

Armed Forces Journal International

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ISBN: UCLA:31158007774663

Category: United States

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