Category: U S Historical Fiction

L'autre rive du monde (ROMAN) (French Edition) by Geraldine BROOKS,Anne RABINOVITCH


Inspirée de los angeles vie du ultimate Indien diplômé de Harvard en 1665, une bold fresque, pleine de ardour et d'aventures, sur l. a. disagreement entre spiritualité amérindienne et puritanisme des premiers colons.

Élevée dans le calvinisme le plus pur, Bethia Mayfield, fille de pasteur, se despatched à l'étroit dans sa vie. Dotée d'un esprit vif, d'une curiosité sans bornes, elle n'aspire qu'à une selected : se voir offrir l. a. même éducation que les hommes.
Pour tromper l'ennui, l. a. jeune fille arpente les terres sauvages de Martha's winery. Un jour, son chemin croise celui d'un jeune Indien Wampanoag.
Une rencontre incongrue, most excellent pas vers une amitié aussi inébranlable que secrète. Alors que Bethia lui apprend des rudiments d'anglais et de catéchisme, le jeune homme, rebaptisé Caleb, l'initie aux rites et croyances de sa tribu.

Recueilli peu après par les Mayfield, Caleb est envoyé à Harvard pour y recevoir l'éducation qui lui permettra de convertir son peuple. Mais peut-on jamais renier ses origines ?

Bonne judgment of right and wrong chrétienne, racisme primaire et préjugés moraux, au fil du magazine de Bethia se dessine l'histoire d'une tragique utopie américaine, d'un monde déchiré entre deux rives.

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The Shepherds of Shadows by Harry Mark Petrakis

By Harry Mark Petrakis

Thirty-one years after masterful storyteller and prolific writer Harry Mark Petrakis wrote the old novel "The Hour of the Bell" — set within the first yr of Greece's battle of independence from the Turkish Empire — he now consists of the narrative ahead during this follow-up paintings. "The Shepherds of Shadows." With this robust sequel, Petrakis captures the fury and ferocity of revolution within the state that shaped the bedrock of western tradition.

Featuring the various characters who seemed within the past e-book, “The Shepherds of Shadows” depicts the horrors of struggle in conflict scenes that echo the visceral starkness of clash present in Homer's “Iliad.” the unconventional additionally incorporates a vibrant portrayal of Lord Byron, who, threw his poetry supported the reason for Greece’s struggle for independence, inspiring the realm to supply relief and volunteers for the fight. Byron himself traveled to Greece to hitch the battle for liberation.

Woven throughout the tapestry of conflict are tales of the affection of a tender guerrilla fighter for a Greek woman and her baby, born of a brutal rape, in addition to the affection of the scribe, Xanthos, for a village lady widowed by way of the conflict. There are lyrical descriptions of a village marriage ceremony and of the rituals of the village funeral. And regularly there's the paranormal, overpowering presence of the Greek panorama and its majestic previous mixing truth and fantasy, as Petrakis creates a contemporary epic in keeping with some of the most savage and least recognized conflicts in ecu history.

"The Shepherds of Shadows" thrills with its storytelling, weaving larger-than-life individuals with greater-than-imagination occurrences. . . . This old novel provides a sprawling landscape of a mythical Greek era." — Vassilis Lambropoulos, writer of “The Tragic inspiration”

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Moonflower, Medicine Woman: A.D. 1490 by Jerry D. Sisson

By Jerry D. Sisson

have you puzzled what the yankee Continent used to be like prior to the local americans found that Columbus was once misplaced? A time earlier than alcohol, weapons and different mechanized New global innovations. the pony got here onto the scene with the arriving of the Spanish Explorers within the 16th Century. sooner than the Natives have been brought to the pony, all commute was once via strolling.
Though many local tribes have been hugely refined societies, expertise used to be nonetheless very primitive. This tale takes the reader to a time of scant old lines left via a those who believed it used to be honorable to go away no footprints upon the mummy in the course of one’s lifetime.
The tale itself is an imprecise legend that has had fact interwoven with folklore in an effort to reproduction as heavily as in all likelihood the lifestyles and occasions of those humans whose tradition was once splendidly wealthy and colourful.
This tale tells of ways the traditional peoples upon the Continent lived ahead of recorded historical past. What they ate. What they believed in. How they survived. Their politics and social lifestyles. My target is to create a sense in my readers of getting traveled to this attention-grabbing and exciting time and position. To have met the characters of their personal atmosphere the place they're facing their own matters and survival.

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Galloway's Gamble by Howard Weinstein

By Howard Weinstein

big apple occasions bestselling writer Howard Weinstein deals a captivating tale approximately brothers and their trip via lifestyles within the American Frontier. After the Civil conflict, bickering brothers Jamey and Jake Galloway set out from Serenity Falls, Texas to hunt their fortune at poker tables around the west. wary Jamey prefers being a reside coward to a lifeless hero, yet brash titanic brother Jake hardly ever backs down from a struggle. Cheated out of a fortune, they go back to Texas to discover their fatherland threatened via a land-grabbing livestock king and a shady banker. Can Jamey and Jake cook dinner up a scheme to outfox dirty-dealing scoundrels and shop Serenity Falls�without getting themselves killed? encouraged via classics like Maverick, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance child, Silverado and the edge, Galloway�s Gamble is a undying story approximately scuffling with greed and corruption, as appropriate at the present time because it was once in 1873.

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Closed Range (An Evans Novel of the West) by Bliss Lomax

By Bliss Lomax

Wyoming’s unfastened variety is in danger. The loose rangers, led by means of the Catlin brothers, are acquainted with letting their farm animals roam the place the grass is eco-friendly and water effortless to come back via. once they first spot the barbed cord barricades, blocking off the herds’ growth to the river, they're incensed. Tempers flare, bullets fly, and shortly it’s an all-out diversity conflict among the farm animals barons and the little free-range outfits.

San Saba Lee, foreman of the wealthy Tincup Ranch, unearths himself in a tricky spot while his boss makes a decision to erect barbed-wire fences at the Tincup unfold. He admires the Catlin brothers, and he includes a torch for his or her attractive and courageous sister Rhoda, yet he must maintain his place as foreman in an effort to compensate for a prior mistake. Lee unearths himself torn among his center and his experience of accountability, eager to forge an contract to prevent the flying bullets from stealing the lifetime of one other one among his friends.

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New Border Voices: An Anthology by Brandon D Shuler,Robert Earl Johnson,Erika

By Brandon D Shuler,Robert Earl Johnson,Erika Garza-Johnson,José E. Limón

When the “counter-canon” itself turns into canonized, it’s time to reload. this is often the idea that animates New Border Voices, an anthology of contemporary and infrequently noticeable writing by means of Borderlands artists from El Paso to Brownsville—and 100 miles on both sides. hard the belief that borderlands writing is the privileged made from the Nineteen Seventies and ’80s, the colourful group represented during this assortment deals tasty bits of local fare that may attract a variety of readers and students.
Among the contributions are:
 A “Southern Renaissance” for Texas Letters   
—José E. Limón

The Texas-Mexico Border: This Writer’s experience of Place   
—Rolando Hinojosa-Smith

The Rain Parade              
 —Paul Pedroza

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The Winnowing Fan by Lou Briganti

By Lou Briganti

The background of twentieth Century the USA is one in every of nice braveness, management and heroism. these virtues describe Secretary George C. Marshall, whose provider after global conflict II is well as very important as his management in the course of it. Little recognized, in spite of the fact that, used to be a vital mistake, made through the younger Harvard MBAs he despatched to Europe after the warfare to enforce the Marshall Plan,

That mistake made no headlines on the time. actually, notwithstanding it used to be saved mystery within the Forties and past, its effects merely happened thirty years later. It gave upward push to a silent, yet lethal conspiracy to take keep an eye on of governments on each side of the Atlantic, and to revive the pre-war regime of the nice capitalists who governed like emperors throughout the sheer energy of wealth.
A small staff of very deepest males who had managed whole economies sooner than and through the struggle had extra new individuals, together with a unmarried American who fast grew to become their Chairman. They have been purpose on restoring that keep watch over, via no matter what skill have been on hand to them.
Against them aren't any Presidents, no major Ministers, no armies. just a unmarried guy, who leaves his profession as a columnist for the Washington put up to investigate and rfile the lives of the nice pre-war commercial leaders – now not spotting initially that they're the very males who're decided to guard their privateness till they resume their seats of energy. without energy past his specialist abilities, he unearths himself actually at struggle, and extremely a lot by myself after wasting his spouse and daughter in a random car-jacking and homicide. The Winnowing Fan is the tale of that warfare, and of the sacrifices Craig Hadden needs to make to avoid the destruction of his kingdom and maybe a dozen others.

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Scent of Rainbow: Und tödlichem Schrecken gebe ich Euch by Katharina Emilie Sachs

By Katharina Emilie Sachs

Als Gouverneur Louis Mouttet, verwöhnt vom mondänen Kolonialleben, mit seiner Familie Ende 1901 auf der Karibikinsel Martinique eintrifft, erwartet er, die schönste Station seiner beruflichen Karriere zu erleben. Wohlstand, familiäres Glück und gesellschaftliche Achtung, die sich der Sohn eines Schuhmachers schwer hatte erarbeiten müssen, sollen durch dieses Amt ihren vorläufigen Höhepunkt erfahren. Doch bereits bei seiner Ankunft stößt er auf eine gnadenlose Mauer kalter Ablehnung, und es gelingt dem neuen Gouverneur nur mühsam, seine Autorität zu wahren. Als dann auch noch der Vulkan Pelée die Erde erbeben läßt und in zunehmendem Maße die Stadt Saint-Pierre, die „Perle der Antillen“, unter seiner Asche begräbt, beginnt die politische Atmosphäre um Louis Mouttet herum zu brodeln. Zunehmend von Paris alleingelassen, gebunden durch die intriganten, politischen Fäden der Dritten Republik, sieht sich der zudem malariageschüttelte Gouverneur vor eine Entscheidung gestellt, die niemals zuvor ein französischer Politiker hatte treffen müssen. Auf ein gutes Ende bauend verkennt er jedoch die Macht von "La Montagne" Pelée, einst "Feuergöttin" genannt. Gnadenlos hatte diese den Menschen jahrhundertelang ein Menschenopfer abgefordert. Jetzt kann nichts von der einst zweifach verfluchten Insel die höllische Gefahr abwenden und die als frevelhaft beleumundete Stadt retten. Eine Katastrophe von nie dagewesenem Ausmaß nimmt ihren Lauf.

Ein halbfiktionaler, historischer Roman über hohe Politik, glühende Liebe und eine alles verzehrende Feuergöttin.

Zum wahren Hintergrund: Am eight. Mai 1902 wurden durch den Ausbruch des Mont Pelée quick alle 30.000 Einwohner der Stadt Saint-Pierre getötet. Die Schuld daran gab guy speedy ein Jahrhundert lang Gouverneur Louis Mouttet. guy warf ihm vor, er hätte die Stadt evakuieren müssen. Dies ist seine Rehabilitation.

Dieses e-book ist auch als Taschenbuch bei Amazon erhältlich.

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