“He tells the legends.” “There are a lot of stories in these mountains,” said Tall
Rider. “We know the legends.” “You are part of them,” said Callin. “The legends
speak and so do these mountains—and the hills—or animals and birds—if we
Author: Daniel Hance Page
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
WALK UPON THE CLOUDS, A LEGEND OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS is a story of the Rocky Mountains where courageous people faced each adversity until, acquiring such a depth of experiences, they could see beyond the rain and walk upon the clouds.
The Legend of Blue Cloud is a mythical tale of enchantment, terror, danger, betrayal, and ultimate redemption. It is a story full of magic and mayhem played out behind the Blue Cloud hiding in the Snake River Plains of southern Idaho.
Author: Charles Serio
Publisher: St. Desales
In the Magic Valley region of Idaho, Professor Edwin Greyhawk visits a local middle school to speak to the students about the Native American history and culture of the area. He shows the schoolchildren an ancient Native American artifact called The Willing Stone. When one of the students touches the Stone, he falls into a trance and has a disturbing vision of the world beyond the Blue Cloud. Banished from this world centuries ago by local tribal medicine men, the evil spirit, White Eyes, lies in wait behind the Blue Cloud curtain that now separates his prison from our world of space and time. He plots to lure all with the 'Gift of the Stone' to his domain, when he will then be free to break his bonds. Now the Blue Cloud is about to be reopened and White Eyes plans to return to this world and seek his revenge. Only one boy is capable of foiling White Eyes' plot to escape and save all those with the Gift of the Stone trapped behind the Blue Cloud with him. The Legend of Blue Cloud is a mythical tale of enchantment, terror, danger, betrayal, and ultimate redemption. It is a story full of magic and mayhem played out behind the Blue Cloud hiding in the Snake River Plains of southern Idaho.
OverviewIt's your Cloud. It can be what you like!But is it a......noodle with freckles?A pickle with feet?A nickel with speckles?A bicycle seat?A porcupine dancing on the head of a pig?A whatchamacallit or a thingamajig?You decide in this wondrous adventure through the world of clouds!
In Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee, Michael Korda, the New York Times bestselling biographer of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ulysses S. Grant, and T. E. Lawrence, has written the first major biography of Lee in nearly twenty ...
Author: Michael Korda
Publisher: Harper Collins
In Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee, Michael Korda, the New York Times bestselling biographer of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ulysses S. Grant, and T. E. Lawrence, has written the first major biography of Lee in nearly twenty years, bringing to life one of America's greatest, most iconic heroes. Korda paints a vivid and admiring portrait of Lee as a general and a devoted family man who, though he disliked slavery and was not in favor of secession, turned down command of the Union army in 1861 because he could not "draw his sword" against his own children, his neighbors, and his beloved Virginia. He was surely America's preeminent military leader, as calm, dignified, and commanding a presence in defeat as he was in victory. Lee's reputation has only grown in the 150 years since the Civil War, and Korda covers in groundbreaking detail all of Lee's battles and traces the making of a great man's undeniable reputation on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line, positioning him finally as the symbolic martyr-hero of the Southern Cause. Clouds of Glory features dozens of stunning illustrations, some never before seen, including eight pages of color, sixteen pages of black-and-white, and nearly fifty battle maps.
He saysthat sometimes starshave clouds on them likethe Earthhas clouds, and
theold ones saidthatis what caused it to lightning and storm. The sun would form cloudsonit which would cause Mother Earth to form clouds in sympathy and it ...
Author: Dolores Cannon
Publisher: Ozark Mountain Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Through regressive hypnosis a lost legend of the history of mankind has been retrieved from the recesses of time. Did the American Indians descend from the inhabitants of an alien spacecraft that crashed in the Alaska-Canada region thousands of years ago? Starcrash indicates that aliens continued to come to Earth, some intentionally and by accident, throughout our history. In order to adjust to harsh conditions they were forced to interbreed with the local aborigines. This was the only way to insure the survival of their race. Does their blood still flow in the veins of certain American Indian tribes?
on icons, except that her eyes were full of mischief as she said, Alright comrade
musicologist-what-did-you-say-yourname-was. Do you want to hear my little part
in the real life of the legend? It was my grandmother who taught me The Legend
Author: Anthea Nicholson
Publisher: Granta Books
Iosif Dzhugashvili is born on the day Stalin dies and is given his name by a zealous hospital official. Young Iosif grows up haunted by his great namesake, convinced that the dictator has found a new dwelling place within his chest, behind his heart. But when Iosif unwittingly destroys his family's happiness he is forced to question his lifelong loyalties to Stalin's ghost.
Several accounts which followed in the wake of the legend of bowmen and
angels at Mons made reference to remarkable clouds, sometimes glowing, which
concealed and delivered British troops from the enemy. Far more notorious,
Author: James Hayward
Publisher: The History Press
During the First World War, a rich crop of legends sprouted from the battlefields and grew with such ferocity that many still excite controversy today. This book is the frist to examine the roots of those stories and reveal the truth. Some myths remain well-known. did an entire battalion of the Norfolk Regiment vanish without trace at Gallipoli in 1915? Did thousands of Russian troops actually pass through England with snow on their boots? In 1914, an acute spy mania gripped the British public, who imagined that the country was brimming with German spies. Xenophobia, denunciations and attacks on dachshunds were rampant. Amazingly, there was even talk of enemy aircraft dropping poisoned sweets to kill British children. Myths such as the Angel of Mons and teh Comrade in White were more innocent creations. With no radio or television, rumours of disaster were rife, and the apparition of mystical guardian spirits gave hope to the civilian population at home. Other stories, such as the so-called Crucified Canadian, and the existence of a gruesome German corpse rendering factory, were more sinister. Yet in an age of new and startling technologies such as poison gas, submarine warfare and the tank, such tales appeared believable. Using a wide range of contemporary sources, James Hayward traces the story of each myth and examines the likely explanation. Supported by a selection of rare photographs and illustrations, the result is a refreshingly different perspective on the common 'mud and trenches' view of the First World War, shedding fascinating new light on many curious and unexplained wartime tales.
Author: Ugochukwu Victor Ezeribe (Mr. VersatilPublish On: 2011-12-29
The clouds are gathering. They are gathering very fast. Their coverage is very
dense; the color is very dark. No one knows what would come out of such a thick
coverage. The last time such dense clouds gathered in Obodo, it was the birth of
Author: Ugochukwu Victor Ezeribe (Mr. Versatil
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Although based on true life story but furnished in a classical decoy, ‘The Legend of the Zanga’ is told in a traditional village setting. Obodo had become a ‘Zanga’ – a jungle of continuous crisis. Aboki was a visitor who had sneaked in from the back gate but had taken control of the main gate. On his death , things fell apart. So as crisis married chaos, a child was conceived. This book, was fi rst written as a drama script in 2007 by the author during his National Youth Service in the title – ‘OUR FATHERLAND’ and it won the script of the year award at the NYSC National Cultural Festival, Abuja in 2007.
“A Zuni legend tells of identical twins out to slay the Swallower of Clouds—a
mythical monster destroying their people.” “I have heard that story, but in the case
of these twins they definitely didn't work together. It was more like they were trying
Author: David Fowler
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A Zuni legend, a 500 year old grudge, fi ve violent deaths, a romantic and cultural reconnection, arson, a Canadian mining company, and identical twin brothers following different, confl icting paths to aid in the survival of their Northern New Mexico pueblo all form the tapestry of this book Cloud Swallower
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when user press on "Legend" button and is shown below ("Figure 14. "). /lereHna
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Author: Jaromir Kolejka
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Role of Geoinformation Technology in Mitigation of Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, held in Yalta, Ukraine, 17-21 September 2001
Hanshan, Untitled21 chamber (ku)—literally “cave,” and if the legend that
Hanshan lived in a cave on mount tiantai is relevant, the word may mean that
here (though that would suggest there is a cave inside a cave!). yet more
generally a ...
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Compiled by a leading scholar of Chinese poetry, Clouds Thick, Whereabouts Unknown is the first collection of Chan (Zen) poems to be situated within Chan thought and practice. Combined with exquisite paintings by Charles Chu, the anthology compellingly captures the ideological and literary nuances of works that were composed, paradoxically, to "say more by saying less," and creates an unparalleled experience for readers of all backgrounds. Clouds Thick, Whereabouts Unknown includes verse composed by monk-poets of the eighth to the seventeenth centuries. Their style ranges from the direct vernacular to the evocative and imagistic. Egan's faithful and elegant translations of poems by Han Shan, Guanxiu, and Qiji, among many others, do justice to their perceptions and insights, and his detailed notes and analyses unravel centuries of Chan metaphor and allusion. In these gems, monk-poets join mainstream ideas on poetic function to religious reflection and proselytizing, carving out a distinct genre that came to influence generations of poets, critics, and writers. The simplicity of Chan poetry belies its complex ideology and sophisticated language, elements Egan vividly explicates in his religious and literary critique. His interpretive strategies enable a richer understanding of Mahayana Buddhism, Chan philosophy, and the principles of Chinese poetry.
its packaging seems to have occupied an inordinate amount of time in the
planning of the British tests - which bore the legend 'SPECIALLY CANNED FOR
MEGATON TRIALS' on the top. The success of Britain's H-bomb tests gave
journalists a ...
Author: Joan Smith
Publisher: A&C Black
The full story of Britain's nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s has only recently begun to emerge. Here, for the first time, through interviews and eye-witness accounts from men who watched the mushroom clouds drift over Australia and the Pacific Ocean, the tests are vividly recreated. Using official documents recently made public, evidence gathered by the Australian government's Royal Commission of Inquiry into the tests, and her own experience as an investigative journalist, Joan Smith argues forcefully that the bomb tests are far from being a historical anecdote. They remain with us in the shape of the victims - servicemen, civilians and aborigines who witnessed them - and through Britain's continuing programme of nuclear weapons tests in the United States. In this disturbing and horrific book, first published in 1985, Joan Smith raises crucial questions about the British government's responsibility to the people who took part in the tests - and shows how their effects may yet have a devastating impact on Britain's nuclear industry.
CLOUDS. of. WAR. Ben Kane “History is more than facts on a page. It's the
sounds, the smells, the people, the passion. History should make you think: “I
was there”. My books are born from my obsession with Roman history. I've
Author: Ben Kane
Publisher: Random House
As Rome's war with Carthage continues, two friends - now on opposing sides - confront each other in one of the most brutal sieges of all time. A new Hannibal novel by the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Legion series. 213 BC. Syracuse. Under the merciless Sicilian sun, a city is at war. Outside the walls, a vast Roman army waits. Yet the city’s incredible defences, designed by Archimedes, mean that Syracuse will not be taken easily. A veteran of the bitter war since its beginning, Quintus is ready to give his life in the service of the Republic. But dangers face him from within his own ranks as well as from the enemy - who include his former friend, the Carthaginian, Hanno. Hanno has been sent by his general Hannibal to aid Syracuse in its fight against Rome. Pledged to bring death to all Romans, he is diverted from his mission by the discovery of Quintus’ sister Aurelia, a captive within the city. Two friends on opposing sides. A woman caught between them. They are about to meet in one of the most brutal sieges of all time. Who will survive?
The legend of his final insult to the corrupt Court is a wonderful one, which would
probably be best told, and embroidered upon, in a tavern. The story involves an
extremely powerful Court eunuch named Kao Li-shih and a pair of street- soiled ...
Author: Li Po
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Li Po (701-762) is considered one of the greatest poets to live during the Tang dynasty—what was considered to be the golden age for Chinese poetry. He was also the first Chinese poet to become well known in the West, and he greatly influenced many American poets during the twentieth century. Calling himself the "God of Wine" and known to his patrons as a "fallen immortal," Li Po wrote with eloquence, vividness, and often playfulness, as he extols the joys of nature, wine, and the life of a wandering recluse. Li Po had a strong social conscience, and he struggled against the hard times of his age. He was inspired by the newly blossoming Zen Buddhism and merged it with the Taoism that he had studied all his life. Though Li Po's love of wine is legendary, the translator, J. P. Seaton, includes poems on a wide range of topics—friendship and love, political criticism, poems written to curry patronage, poems of the spirit—to offer a new interpretation of this giant of Chinese poetry. Seaton offers us a poet who learned hard lessons from a life lived hard and offered his readers these lessons as vivid, lively poetry—as relevant today as it was during the Tang dynasty. Over one thousand poems have been attributed to Li Po, many of them unpublished. This new collection includes poems not available in any other editions.
The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds Gavin Pretor-Pinney. they form when
air is forced upwards as it passes over an obstacle such as a hill or mountain.
They are fairly common in mountainous regions. Nevertheless, it is such a ...
Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Now in paperback: the runaway British bestseller that has cloudspotters everywhere looking up. Where do clouds come from? Why do they look the way they do? And why have they captured the imagination of timeless artists, Romantic poets, and every kid who's ever held a crayon? Veteran journalist and lifelong sky watcher Gavin Pretor-Pinney reveals everything there is to know about clouds, from history and science to art and pop culture. Cumulus, nimbostratus, and the dramatic and surfable Morning Glory cloud are just a few of the varieties explored in this smart, witty, and eclectic tour through the skies. Illustrated with striking photographs (including a new section in full-color) and line drawings featuring everything from classical paintings to lava lamps, The Cloudspotter's Guide will have enthusiasts, weather watchers, and the just plain curious floating on cloud nine.
The explorers invited their friends to travel with them. So began an in incredible journey.This is the story of that journey. This book is a lot of fun, made up from actual photographs of the animals in the story.
Author: Buffy Tuckfield
Once upon a time, two explorers decided to go on an expedition to find a mystical place known as The Castle in Clouds. Legend had it that above the clouds the sun was always shining and the weather perfect. The explorers invited their friends to travel with them. So began an in incredible journey.This is the story of that journey. This book is a lot of fun, made up from actual photographs of the animals in the story. It has an exciting story line and superb art work. It can be enjoyed by all.
Amidst the vast body of folk literature in Yunnan, myth, legend, and tale are of
central importance, noteworthy for their variety and aesthetic appeal. Such oral
art goes back to the beginning of human society and has continuously developed
Author: Lucien Miller
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Category: Social Science
"The fifty-four tales included here represent all twenty-five of Yunnan Province's official designated ethnic minorities. They include creation myths, romances, historical legends, tales explaining natural phenomena, ghost stories, and festival tales. The tales are people by memorable characters, such as the Tibetan mother who, reborn as a cow, comforts and helps her daughter in her harsh life as a slave girl; the two Kucong sisters who marry snakes; and the bodiless Lahu "head-baby" who grows up to wind one of the earth-god Poyana's daughters in marriage. Chosen for their representativeness, aesthetic appeal, and variety, the stories provide rich examples of the folk traditions of Southwest China. Introductions and an appendix describe the places and people of Yunnan, analyze the literary and psychological characteristics of their stories, give the sources of the tales, and explain the methodology of collecting folk literature in China."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
LEGEND”. arge raiding parties consistingofscores, andin some caseshundreds,
of braves like the onethatfellon the Crowvillage hadbeenthe modus operandi for
excursions since the Sioux had walked out of the Minnesota forests. But by the ...
Author: Bob Drury
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
He was the only Native American chief to defeat the United States Army in a war. A renowned and respected leader in the vicious, bloody clashes for control over land in the Great Plains of the American West, his name came to represent the conflict itself: Red Cloud's War. The fog of history has left Red Cloud strangely obscured, despite his staggering achievements. He was born in 1821 and advanced in Sioux culture as a warrior and leader through fearless raids against neighboring tribes, preparing him for the epic struggle his nation would face with an expanding United States. This is a story as big as the West, including portraits of General William Tecumseh Sherman, explorer John Bozeman, mountain man Jim Bridger, Red Cloud protégé Crazy Horse, and many others. It is a story about the birth of America as we know it today. Drawing on a wealth of evidence that includes Red Cloud's 134-page autobiography, lost for nearly a hundred years, award-winning authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin bring their subject to life again in a gripping narrative that places you at the center of the conflict over western expansion. Red Cloud finally gives the nation's greatest war leader and Native American legend the modern-day recognition he deserves.