Bloodshed of the Mountain Man

Author: William W. Johnstone,J.A. Johnstone

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786031417

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Where there's fire, there's Smoke . . . In this thrilling Western by the USA Today bestselling author, Smoke Jensen takes on a savage outlaw gang in the Rockies . . . Smoke Jensen has journeyed up to the Colorado Rockies to a sell a prized bull to a local rancher. But the rancher and his wife have been mercilessly slaughtered by outlaws only moments before Smoke's arrival. In a hail of bullets, Smoke pulverizes two of the murderers and drags two others to the town of Brown Spur for justice. Come hanging day, the two killers are on the way to the gallows when a thundering gang of raiders crashes into town and rescues them from the jaws of death. When the bloody onslaught is over, dead bodies litter the streets, and Smoke Jensen is a man on a mission. Calling themselves the Ghost Riders, a savage gang of outlaws has stealthily moved in from Wyoming Territory. Smoke now has a personal motive for going up against the Ghost Riders. No matter how many they are, no matter how many guns they have, he'll hunt them down—one killer at a time . . .

General History of Chinese Film I

Author: Ding Yaping

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000434850

Category: Art

Page: 432

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The early years of the history of Chinese film have lately been the subject of resurgent interest and a growing body of scholarship has come to recognise and identify an extraordinarily diverse and complex period. This volume explores the development of Chinese film from 1896 to 1949. The volume covers the screening of foreign films in Shanghai, Hong Kong and other coastal cities in China, the technological and industrial development of Chinese national cinema, key filmmakers and actors of early Chinese cinema, changing modes of representation and narration, as well as the social and cultural contexts within which early Chinese films were produced and circulated. The relationship between the War of Resistance against Japan and the Chinese civil war and Chinese film is also explored. The book will be essential reading for scholars and students in film studies, Chinese studies, cultural studies and media studies, helping readers develop a comprehensive understanding of Chinese film.

A History of Pain

Author: Michael Berry

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231141637

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 434

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This work probes the restaging, representation, and reimagining of historical violence and atrocity in contemporary Chinese fiction, film, and popular culture. It examines five historical moments including the Musha Incident (1930) and the February 28 Incident (1947).

Lonely on the Mountain

Author: Barry Ray

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524643556

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Matthew Brennan was a big man, more suited to wrestling bears than sitting a horse. He lived in a valley they called Paradise, with his young, beautiful, dark-haired, fiery wife of Spanish and Irish descent and their young son. High mountains, with only one entrance, surrounded the valley, and that entrance was a small cave with a natural hot springs that supplied the valley with water. Water ran in two directions from the cave, one small stream flowed to the outside world while the other flowed down the center of the first valley to the lake situated against the mountains, where the second leg of the valley branched north. The single entrance cave was guarded by Bitty, an old mans best friend and possibly the largest female grizzly bear in existence. You didnt come calling on the Brennans. As a matter of fact, the entrance to the valley was a well-guarded secret, shared only by the few residents that occupied this paradise. One of those residents was a Cheyenne war chief with an Indian name no one could pronounce. But the literal translation in English would have been Rogue, and that was the handle Brennan hung on his good friend. Brennan had discovered the beautiful valley quite by accident. While wounded and running from those who had shot him, his Appaloosa horse Sob had stumbled through a blizzard to deposit his rider on the soft sand floor of a warm cave, somewhere in Northwestern Colorado. Matthew Brennan was found there by Val, the old self-appointed guardian of the valley, and nursed back to health.

NKJV, MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0785234780

Category: Bibles

Page: 2080

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Over 2 million readers around the world have had their spiritual lives enriched and their understanding of God’s Word expanded by The MacArthur Study Bible. Drawing on more than fifty years of dedicated pastoral and scholarly work, Dr. John MacArthur’s verse-by-verse study notes, book introductions, and articles display an unparalleled commitment to interpretive precision--with the goal of making God known through His Word. The MacArthur Study Bible is available in the New King James Version (NKJV). Trusted by millions of believers around the world, the NKJV remains the bestselling modern “word-for-word” translation. It balances the literary beauty and familiarity of the King James tradition with an extraordinary commitment to preserving the grammar and structure of the underlying biblical languages. And while the translator’s relied on the traditional Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic text used by the translators of the 1611 KJV, the comprehensive translator notes offer important insights about the latest developments in biblical manuscript studies. The result is a Bible translation that is both beautiful and uncompromising--perfect for serious study, devotional use, and reading aloud. Features include: Fully redesigned second edition with updated study notes and expanded selection of maps and charts Nearly 25,000 verse-by-verse study notes 190 in-text maps, charts, and diagrams that illustrate the meanings, themes, teachings, people, and places of Scripture Outline of Systematic Theology Thomas Nelson’s complete cross-reference system, with over 72,000 references Concordance Bible reading plans Chronology of Old Testament Patriarchs and Judges Chronology of Old Testament Kings and Prophets Chronology of the New Testament Overviews of Christ’s Life, Ministry, and Passion Week Harmony of the Gospels Introductions to each major section of Scripture Index to Key Bible Doctrines Clear and readable Thomas Nelson NKJV Comfort Print® typeface 9-point print size

World Famous Cults and Fanatics

Author: Colin Wilson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780333307

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

View: 9160


Dangerous madmen or divinely inspired prophets? From murdering religious sects like the Assassins and the Thugs, to the orgies of the little known Khlysty and the self-mutilations of the Skloptzi; including modern day killers like the vicious Manson Family and the violent racism of the Ku Klux Klan - this book shows how cults and fanatics had such a powerful effect on the world.

Rise of the Stormcrow

Author: Ian D Macallan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468583484

Category: Fiction

Page: 313

View: 3823


~~~~The lightning glistened from one black marble eye. In that darkness worlds had risen and fallen, stars had burned to dust, and men had fought and died for centuries~~~~ The Great Birds are forgotten. Magic is a transient whisper in the memory of old men, now swords and intrigue rule the world and the darkness clings to the horizon like smoke. A crown lies broken. A newborn heir and a young Queen must rule amidst wolves. Ryper Kilstroke flees the capital and men cry that he is a traitor. Gray Doon stalks the downtrodden and destitute, carving them like meat for sport. Eadred, Lord of the North must resist the temptations of the rotten city. And what of Allen Fontaine? A young squire who holds an important secret. For Brand Stormborn, regicide, infidelity and ambition threaten to plunge Leonia back into civil conflict and only he can hold back the shadows. Brand must follow the storm clouds. He must seek out the symbol of his ancestors. He must ensure the - Rise of the Stormcrow ~~~~For more information visit www.the-stormcrow.co.uk~~~~

The Wister Trace

Author: Loren D. Estleman

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806147741

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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A master practitioner’s view of his craft, this classic survey of the fiction of the American West is part literary history, part criticism, and entertaining throughout. The first edition of The Wister Trace was published in 1987, when Larry McMurtry had just reinvented himself as a writer of Westerns and Cormac McCarthy’s career had not yet taken off. Loren D. Estleman’s long-overdue update connects these new masters with older writers, assesses the genre’s past, present, and future, and takes account of the renaissance of western movies, as well. Estleman’s title indicates the importance he assigns Owen Wister’s 1902 classic, The Virginian. Wister was not the first writer of Westerns, but he defined the genre, contrasting chivalry with the lawlessness of the border and introducing such lines as “When you call me that, smile!” Estleman tips his hat to Wister’s predecessors, among them Ned Buntline, the inventor of the dime novel, and Buffalo Bill. His assessments of Wister’s successors—Zane Grey, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, and Louis L’Amour, to name but three—soon make clear the impossibility of differentiating great western writing from great American writing. Especially important in this new edition is the attention to women writers. The author devotes a chapter each to Dorothy Johnson—author of “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”—and Annie Proulx, whose Wyoming stories include “Brokeback Mountain.” In his discussion of movies, Estleman includes a list of film adaptations that will guide readers to movies, and moviegoers to books. An appendix draws readers’ attention to authors not covered elsewhere in the volume—some of them old masters like Bret Harte and Jack London, but many of them fascinating outliers ranging from Clifford Irving to Joe R. Lansdale.