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An Uncommon Soldier: The Civil War Letters of

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Sarah Wakeman

An Uncommon Soldier: The Civil War Letters of Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, Alias Pvt. Lyons Wakeman, 153rd Regiment, New York State Volunteers, 1

Editura: Oxford University Press, USA

Anul aparitiei: 1996

"I don't know how long before i shall have to go into the field of battle. For my part i don't care. I don't feel afraid to go. I don't believe there are any Rebel's bullet made for me yet."--Pvt. Lyons Wakeman. Similar sentiments were expressed by tens of thousands of Civil War soldiers in their diaries and in their letters to loved ones at home. What transforms the letters of Pvt. Lyons Wakeman from merely interesting reading into a unique and fascinating addition to Civil War literature is who wrote them--for Private Wakeman was not what "he" seemed to be. The five-foot tall soldier's true identity was that of a simple young farm girl from central New York state named Sarah Rosetta Wakeman. Her letters, the only such correspondence known to exist, provide a rare glimpse of what life was like for a woman fighting as a common soldier in the Civil War under the guise of a man. Written shortly after she left home to pursue her fortune in 1862, Rosetta's letters over the next two years tell of army life in the defences of Washington, D.C. and on the march and in battle during the 1864 Louisiana Red River Campaign. She wrote frequently to her family in Afton, NY, and her letters ...

  

They Call Me Doc: The Story Behind the Legend of

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D. J. Herda

They Call Me Doc: The Story Behind the Legend of John Henry Holliday

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2010

John Henry 'Doc' Holliday was a man of education and refinement who went west after contracting tuberculosis both hoping to find a cure in the prairie air and perhaps escaping his stolid homelife for the more adventurous frontier.

  

Man-Eaters of Tsavo

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John Patterson

Man-Eaters of Tsavo

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2004

In 1898 John H. Patterson arrived in East Africa with a mission to build a railway bridge over the Tsavo River. Over the course of several weeks Patterson and his mostly Indian workforce were systematically hunted by two man-eating lions . In all, 100 workers were killed, and the entire bridge-building project was delayed. As well as being stalked by lions, Patterson had to guard his back against his own increasingly hostile and mutinous workers as he set out to track and kill the man-eaters. Patterson's account of the lions' reign of terror and his own attempts to kill them is the stuff of great adventure. Consider this description of the aftermath of an attack by the lions: ..".we at once set out to follow the brutes, Mr. Dalgairns feeling confident that he had wounded one of them, as there was a trail on the sand like that of the toes of a broken limb.... we saw in the gloom what we at first took to be a lion cub; closer inspection, however, showed it to be the remains of the unfortunate coolie, which the man-eaters had evidently abandoned at our approach. The legs, one arm and half the body had been eaten, and it was the stiff fingers of the other arm trailing along the sand ...

  

Facing Ali: The Opposition Weights in

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Stephen Brunt

Facing Ali: The Opposition Weights in

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2004

"Brunt does an excellent job of bringing his subjects out of the shadow of the Greatest, recounting their often poignant tales of life before and after their dates with the champ. In the end, of course, we learn more about Ali. What stands out is their almost unanimous expression of affection for Ali. A worthy addition to any boxing collection." -Library Journal Muhammad Ali cast a blinding light on his sport, on the tumultuous times in which he reigned as champion, and on all the people who surrounded him. That included the fighters brave enough to stand alone in the ring with the greatest heavyweight champion of all time. Ali's own story has been told often, but the tales of those who faced him have been mostly overlooked. For each, the moments alone in the ring with Ali changed their lives. Facing Ali tells the stories, in the fighters' own words, of fifteen men from around the world-from famous names like Joe Frazier, George Foreman, and Henry Cooper, to lesser lights like Tunney Hunsaker, Jergen Blin, and George Chuvalo. Facing Ali offers a unique perspective on what it was like to fight Ali, and gives new insights into the character of a boxer who is arguably the most ...

  

A Good Life Wasted: Or Twenty Years as a Fishing

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Dave Ames

A Good Life Wasted: Or Twenty Years as a Fishing Guide

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2005

Told through the eyes of a longtime Montana fishing guide and itinerant fishing bum, A Good Life Wasted offers a unique perspective on an implausible period in the recent history of human civilization. When Dave Ames started guiding, Rocky Mountain locals rode horses and dug camas roots; now they're trading stock options on cell phones. The collision of stone and computer ages was short-lived, but the deep-rooted themes of this book remain. A Good Life Wasted--a chronicle and celebration of the fishing-guide life--is poignant and spiritual; it's Blackfoot Indians and copper miners' daughters; it's fiddles and guitars and the fabric of space; it's about what happens to wild people when the wilderness is gone. From the first chapter--in which Dave Ames recalls bluffing his way into a job as a fishing guide to the rich and famous (after barely managing to suppress the overwhelming urge to go postal at the federal agency where he suffered his first, and only, "real" job in a cubicle farm)--we're hooked. We gladly follow Ames as he describes the rite of tasting clouds of mating midges to better match the hatch, tells the story of a fabled Blackfoot fishing guide, and shares his further ...

  

The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of

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Judith L. Pearson

The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2008

Virginia Hall left her Baltimore home in 1931 to enter the Foreign Service and went to work for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) when Hitler was building toward the peak of his power in Europe. She was assigned to France, where she helped the Resistance movement, escaped prisoners of war, and American Allied paratroopers. By 1942 she was considered so dangerous to the Gestapo that she had to escape over the Pyrenees mountains--on an artificial leg, no less. When she got to England, she was reassigned to France by the OSS, disguised as an old peasant woman. She helped capture 500 German soldiers and kill more than 150, while she sabotaged Nazi communications and transportation. Hitler's forces were hot on her trail, however, and her daring intelligence activities and indomitable spirit defied the expectations of even the Allies until the very end of the war. Her story was ignored for more than fifty years, and this book now brings Virginia Hall's story to patriots young and old.

  

A Hunt for Justice: The True Story of an

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Lucinda Delaney Schroeder

A Hunt for Justice: The True Story of an Undercover Wildlife Agent

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2010

NOW IN PAPERBACK "A true story that reads like a mystery." Tony Hillerman A suspenseful page-turner and a tale of true courage. Ted Kerasote, author of Bloodties Schroeder illuminates an unusual, insular world with unflinching grit. Publishers Weekly For thirty years Lucinda Delaney Schroeder held an unusual government position: She was one of a handful of women special agents with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In August 1992 she accepted an assignment that forever changed her life. The petite blonde left behind her husband and seven-year-old daughter in Wisconsin and posed as a divorcee big-game hunter in Alaska in order to infiltrate an international ring of poachers out for trophy wildlife. A Hunt for Justice takes readers along during Schroeder s dangerous mission. More than an adventure or true-crime tale, it is the story of a woman surviving in a male-dominated field, a woman against the wilderness, and a wife and mother risking it all for a cause she believes in. Selected for the 2007 Amelia Bloomer Project list of recommended feminist literature for young readers."

  

Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson

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Elizabeth J. Rosenthal

Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2010

2015 Reprint] Roger Tory Peterson the Renaissance man who taught Americans the joy of watching birds also invented the modern field guide. His 1934 landmark Field Guide to the Birds was the first book designed to go outdoors and help people identify the elements of nature. This self-proclaimed student of nature combined spectacular writing with detailed illustrations to ultimately publish many other books, winning every possible award and medal for natural science, ornithology, and conservation. Peterson also traveled the world, giving lectures on behalf of the National Audubon Society and, despite his self-effacing demeanor, becoming recognized as the key force to alerting the public to the importance of preserving nature. There are now an estimated 70 million birdwatchers in the United States. For this meticulously detailed biography, Rosenthal has interviewed more than a hundred of Peterson s family, friends, and associates to create a fully rounded portrait of this hero of the conservation movement. Never-before-seen photographs enhance this intimate portrayal."

  

A Sentimental Journey and Other Writings

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Laurence Sterne

A Sentimental Journey and Other Writings

Editura: Oxford University Press, USA

Anul aparitiei: 2008

'Love is nothing without feeling. And feeling is still less without love.' Celebrated in its own day as the progenitor of 'a school of sentimental writers', A Sentimental Journey (1768) has outlasted its many imitators because of the humour and mischievous eroticism that inform Mr Yorick's travels. Setting out to journey to France and Italy he gets little further than Lyons but finds much to appreciate, in contrast to contemporary travel writers whom Sterne satirizes in the figures of Smelfungus and Mundungus. A master of ambiguity and double entendre, Sterne is nevertheless as concerned as his peers with exploring the nature of virtue; unlike other writers of sentimental fiction Sterne insists on the inseparability of desire and feeling. This new edition includes a selection from The Sermons of Mr Yorick, which shed light on the concerns of the Journey, The Journal to Eliza, which records Sterne's feelings as he languishes for the company of Eliza Draper, and A Political Romance, the satire on a local ecclesiastical squabble that was the catalyst for Sterne's literary career. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of ...

  

Ice Hunter

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Joseph Heywood

Ice Hunter

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2008

Joseph Heywood ratchets up the suspense in yet another WOODS COP MYSTERY MEET GRADY SERVICE: former Marine, renowned tracker, conservation officer, and the last person any errant hunter wants to cross. In "Ice Hunter"--the first of a series of mysteries set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and celebrated for its intricate plots and outrageously unforgettable characters--Service defends his turf with the tenacity of a bear and the wisdom of an ancient. He shuns all creature comforts and consumerism and is most at home stalking the Mosquito Tract, his self-designated wilderness. Times are not easy for Service. As the summer season opens, he gets news that his nemesis, the despicable leader of an incestuous clan of poachers, is to be released from prison. But something even more sinister is afoot--something that inspires untold greed, involves giants of industry and politics, and renders human life dispensable. Service must call upon his every reserve to track, stalk, and capture the "ice hunter." Full of grit and wilderness lore, Ice Hunter pulls you in and won't let you go.

  

Practical Golf

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John Jacobs

Practical Golf

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 1998

In Practical Golf, world-renowned teacher John Jacobs presents a simple, sound way to an improved game, no matter the skill level. Distilling his unrivaled knowledge of golf into clear, practical instruction, Jacobs shows how to develop a consistent swing, improve mental attitude, achieve superior results from the rough, cure a slice in five minutes, get greater distance, and much more. For decades, this book has helped golfers lower handicaps and better enjoy the game, making it one of the best ever.

  

The SAS Self-Defense Handbook: A Complete Guide to

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John "Lofty" Wiseman

The SAS Self-Defense Handbook: A Complete Guide to Unarmed Combat Techniques

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2000

Written by a former Survival Instructor of the SAS (Special Air Service - England's equivalent of the United States Special Forces), The SAS Self-Defense Handbook provides easy-to-follow illustrated instructions - for both men and women - on coping with all kinds of threatening situations, from muggings to knife attacks. Learn strategies for both avoiding conflict and getting out of a dangerous situation quickly and safely. Learn how mental attitude, body language, assertiveness, and the ability to overcome fear can prevent you from becoming a prime target for criminals. Learn which body parts are the most effective weapons in fending off an attacker, and which are the most likely targets for attack. Defend yourself from sudden grabs, strangles, weapons, and road rage. And find out how to deliver the SAS five-second knockout, a defense previously available only to British SAS Special Forces soldiers.

  

Frontier Living: An Illustrated Guide to Pioneer

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Edwin Tunis

Frontier Living: An Illustrated Guide to Pioneer Life in America, Including Log Cabins, Furniture, Tools, Clothing, and More

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2000

With more than 200 illustrations by the author, Frontier Living brings to light every significant aspect of daily life on the frontier. Readers are invited to immerse themselves in the character and culture of the men and women who stood on the harsh, cutting edge of our civilization.

  

The Ultimate Guide to Elk Hunting

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Gerry Bethge, Gerald Bethge, Bob Robb

The Ultimate Guide to Elk Hunting

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2001

A comprehensive guide to hunting elk throughout their range - with valuable tips from expert hunters. In this compelling and informative edition, the authors track down some of the most experienced elk hunters in North America - including guides and hunters such as Jim Zumbo, and other highly recognizable pros - and got them to reveal the keys to their consistent successes. All of the pros' strategies are covered in detail: bugling; how to adapt your tactics to all types of weather; how to fool a wary herd bull, pre- and post-rut tactics; secrets of using cow mews; and much more. Also included are tips on how to field dress and quarter elk; information on calibers and loads; how to choose a bow or muzzleloader; plus a special section on elk recipes of the pros.

  

Guns & Guerilla Girls
Women in the Zimbabwean

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Lyons Tanya

Guns & Guerilla Girls Women in the Zimbabwean Liberation Struggle

Editura: Africa World Press

Anul aparitiei: 2004

Page dim. 224 x 150 x 22 Weight: 576 grams

  

Matters of the Mind

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Lyons William H.

Matters of the Mind

Editura: Edinburgh University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2001

In Matters of the Mind, the distinguished philosopher William Lyons presents a popular and authoritative account of the dramatically different ways in which philosophers have thought about the mind over the last hundred years. Page dim. 168 x 236 x 15 Weight: 604 grams

  

The Alice B.Toklas Cookbook

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Toklas Alice B.

The Alice B.Toklas Cookbook

Editura: The Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 1998

Page dim. 229 x 146 x 19 Weight: 408 grams

  

Brighton in Diaries

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Lyons Paul K

Brighton in Diaries

Editura: The History Press Ltd

Anul aparitiei: 2011

A history of Brighton in diaries Page dim. 157 x 235 x 14 Weight: 270 grams

  

Arturus Rex

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Lyons Vesper

Arturus Rex

Editura: Marmalade Press

Anul aparitiei: 2017

First in a spellbinding series following 13-year-old Arthur Pendragon. When he's sent away to school, Arthur soon discovers that his new friend Merlin is a sorcerer, and that Cambridge hosts a secret society sworn to protect the legacy of the legendary King Arthur. When dark magic threatens the school, Arthur must gather his friends to fight back. Page dim. 133 x 199 x 43 Series: Arturus Rex Weight: 364 grams

  

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Lyons Alice

Oona

Editura: The Lilliput Press Ltd

Anul aparitiei: 2020

Lyons' first novel gives voice to a female character on her fraught journey into adulthood and charts her evolution as an artist, as her adolescent dissociation is thawed through contact with the physical world, the materials of painting and her engagement with Irish community, culture and landscape. Page dim. 237 x 139 x 24 Weight: 392 grams

  
 
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