Custer's Last Stand

Author: Brian W. Dippie

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803265929

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 8922


Defeat and death at the Little Bighorn gave General George Custer and his Seventh Cavalry a kind of immortality. In Custer's Last Stand, Brian W. Dippie investigates the body of legend surrounding that battle on a bloody Sunday in 1876. His survey of the event in poems, novels, paintings, movies, jokes, and other ephemera amounts to a unique reflection on the national character.

Last Stand

Author: Todd Wilkinson,Ted Turner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762793198

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

View: 5733


Entrepreneur and media mogul Ted Turner has commanded global attention for his dramatic personality, his founding of CNN, his marriage to Jane Fonda, and his company’s merger with Time Warner. But his green resume has gone largely ignored, even while his role as a pioneering eco-capitalist means more to Turner than any other aspect of his legacy. He currently owns more than two million acres of private land (more than any other individual in America), and his bison herd exceeds 50,000 head, the largest in history. He donated $1 billion to help save the UN, and has recorded dozens of other firsts with regard to wildlife conservation, fighting nukes, and assisting the poor. He calls global warming the most dire threat facing humanity, and says that the tycoons of the future will be minted in the development of green, alternative renewable energy. Last Stand goes behind the scenes into Turner’s private life, exploring the man’s accomplishments and his motivations, showing the world a fascinating and flawed, fully three-dimensional character. From barnstorming the country with T. Boone Pickens on behalf of green energy to a pivotal night when he considered suicide, Turner is not the man the public believes him to be. Through Turner’s eyes, the reader is asked to consider another way of thinking about the environment, our obligations to help others in need, and the grave challenges threatening the survival of civilization.

The Last Stand

Author: Bill Bowling

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481771159

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 76

View: 2129


My family and the generations before us are deer hunters. In recent years the popularity of huntng the whitetail deer has greatly increased and with it commercialization. Everything seems to be focused on killing, scoring, and the record book - not hunting. For the wealthy, one can actually be guaranteed to "harvest" a record book deer for upwards of $20,000. What happened to the passion for hunting and family heritage? I have that passion. It was passed on to me by my grandfather and I, in turn, passed it on to my two sons. The "Last Stand" is not a how-to book but I felt it was time for me to express what hunting means to us and why it's important to hunt ethically. Remember one thing, it's not important how many deer you kill or how many fish you catch but what you experience along the way.

The Last Stand

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446484300

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 5535


This is the archetypal story of the American West. Whether it is cast as a tale of unmatched bravery in the face of impossible odds or of insane arrogance receiving its rightful comeuppance, Custer's Last Stand continues to captivate the imagination. Nathaniel Philbrick brilliantly reconstructs the build-up to the Battle of the Little Big Horn through to the final eruption of violence. Two legendary figures dominate the events: George Armstrong Custer and Sitting Bull. Those involved are brought vividly to life, as well as the history, geography and haunting beauty of the Great Plains. This book provides a thrilling account of what happened there - and why - at the end of June 1876.

The Last Stand

Author: Jennifer Silate

Publisher: Rosen Classroom

ISBN: 9780823943548

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2561


Describes the causes, events, and aftermath of the battle in 1876 between soldiers of the United States army, commanded by General George Armstrong Custer, and Indian warriors of the Cheyenne and Sioux nations.

Freedom's Last Stand

Author: Istvan Hernek

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512727032

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 6375


Silver-medalist Olympian Istvan Hernek shares his wisdom with the children and grandchildren of the United States. Through the joys and perils of his early childhood in Hungary to his last days here, free, in America, he tells us the importance of safeguarding our freedoms by being diligent and aware. This is the story of a true patriot who knows what its like to lose freedom, but also how wonderful it is to get it back. Defecting here after the Melbourne Olympics, Istvan writes about the struggles our great nation has gone through and is going through, and how the possibility that the United States was going to make the same mistakes his homeland, Hungary, did worried him. All through the eyes of one who has seen the horrors of communism and also seen the endless opportunities of freedom, listen as Istvan clearly and unbiasedly explains many difficult problems of today. His ideas and views have come from his many extraordinary experiences and his very deep intellectual thinking. Istvan was a dear husband, father, grandfather, and true American in every aspect of the word. His wish is to share with you his knowledge to help keep this country great.

Lazlo's Last Stand

Author: Kathleen Creighton

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426810083

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7019


A warrior stepped out of the shadows Keeping a low profile was Corbett Lazlo's secret for success. But now the super-spy and elusive owner of the Lazlo Group had to confront the faceless assassin who was killing his agents—by making himself the next target. Then Lucia Cordez, his sexy head of IT, stepped into the line of fire. And the only safe haven for her was Corbett's isolated home, where guarding her suddenly became very risky…to his heart. For although Lucia claimed to love him, she could be the assassin's partner—and Corbett's deadly betrayer.

Freedom's Last Stand

Author: James Schrader

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304361209

Category:

Page: N.A

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Survivors Last Stand

Author: Connor Mccoy

Publisher: Mahogany Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 4823


The truth lies ahead for Chris and the remaining survivors. Rebuilding the water plant won’t be an easy task, especially when they discover just how much worse things are. To mitigate panic, Chris must keep a secret, but time is not on his side. As he works to rebuild, new challenges are thrown his way. Someone will betray him. With the odds stacked against him and the walls closing in, he is forced to make a decision that could determine the fate of all who survived. Will he make the right decision, or will uncertainty and mistrust cause more harm than good? Keywords: EMP, emp survival, Post-Apocalyptic, EMP Fiction, survival books free, dystopian, EMP Apocalyptic Survival Fiction, End of the World Survival Fiction, SHTF Fiction, Post Apocalyptic Survival Fiction No Zombies, End of the World Survival Fiction, Prepper Survival Fiction, EMP Apocalyptic Survival Fiction, prepper fiction, post survival fiction

Sheryl's Last Stand

Author: Kerrie Noor

Publisher: kerrie noor

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 7738


Broke, homeless, and addicted to chocolate, will Sheryl chase her dream or remain tied to her mother's purse strings? Sheryl, on the wrong side of thirty-five, has seen better days. She lost her job, her home, and the ability to say no to her mother: a woman with as much sensitivity as a comedian. Sheryl, a soft touch, is wilting into a sea of whiskey and American Wrestling. She spends her nights rooting for Johnstone, a wrestler as believable as Die Hard. Until Sheryl discovers belly dancing. Sheryl is a natural at belly dancing and dreams of performing in the sort of costume that would have her mother choking on her “you’re too fat” comments. So when the wrestlers come to town, Sheryl grabs her chance. She wins tickets to the wrestling event and the opportunity to not only meet Johnstone, but belly dance. Sheryl feels hopeful, until her mother finds out. Will Sheryl grab her chance or toss her coin belt, along with her dreams, to the wind? Sheryl’s Last Stand is the first in the Bellydancing and Beyond series. If you like fast-paced books that make you laugh, then you will love Kerrie Noor’s wonderfully funny Bellydancing series. Buy Sheryl’s Last Stand today to watch Sheryl shimmy towards a life worth getting out of bed for. ★★★★★"The voice is Scottish urban girl snark." ★★★★★ “Good read, funny, fast-paced, zany characters." ★★★★★ “A poignant romantic comedy”