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  • "Some Were Frozen, Some Came Back" Runaways from the Whaling Fleet at Herschel Island

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    From:Walter Vanast

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    whalers, Beaufort Sea, mission, Anglican, Mackenzie Delta, Inuit, Eskimos, Loucheux, G'Wichin, Old Crow Valley, Rampart House, Porcupine River, Herschel Island, Pacific Whaling Company, Isaac Stringer, Klondike, gold, mining, Yukon
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  • A Complete Life of General George A. Custer
    A Complete Life of General George A. Custer

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    With no marked advantages of education or wealth to command his situation, Custer yet passed through a career so brilliant that his deeds are household words, his "Last Stand" against Sioux and Cheyenne warriors at Little Big Horn an enduring legend in American history. Truth and sincerity, honor and bravery, tenderness and sympathy, unassuming piety and temperance were the mainspring of Major General Custer, the man. Note: DSI, the publisher of this e-book, is granting readers the right to print excerpts of this book as well as the right to lend/give this e-book to other Glassbook Plus Reader users. Printing: Users can print up to 100 e-book pages every seven days. Students and researchers will find this feature especially useful. To print, click on the menu button in the Glassbook Reader and select the print option. Lending/Giving: We currently have two ways to lend or give a book: you can beam it to a computer if both have infrared ports, or you can send it to a computer on your network. To lend a book to someone else, go to the Library, click a book. Click the Menu button and then click Lend/Give to display the Lend/Give dialog box. Choose a loan period or click Give. To send the book over an infrared connection, click Beam. To send the book to a computer on the network, enter the computer name in the Send To box and click Send. You can either lend the book or give it away. Like a paper book, there is only ever one working copy. Once the lending period expires, you get your rights back and you can re-read the book or lend it again. Of course, if you give it away, it's gone for good (unless the recipient gives it back).
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  • A Young Reader's Catlin - My Life Among the Indians
    A Young Reader's Catlin - My Life Among the Indians

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    Originally titled The Boys Catlin, this fascinating reprint edition is a young readers condensed version of George Catlin’s original book, The North American Indians, a collection of his letters and over 400 illustrations from his paintings of Indian portraits, village scenes, religious rituals and games from over 175 years ago. This condensed version of The North American Indians includes a biographical sketch of Catlin along with sixteen illustrations from his initial work.
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  • Abbeys & Priories of Great Britain - Volume One
    Abbeys & Priories of Great Britain - Volume One

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    During the twelfth century, great numbers of Norman abbeys and priories were founded in England, Wales and Scotland. By the mid-fourteenth century some 1,000 religious houses of varying denomination had been established. Today, less than one third of those exist in some form or other. This book explores 30 of these sites, some well known, others not, but all open to the public at certain times throughout the year. Each article comprises a colour photograph, an historical overview, and an information panel containing opening times, grid reference, address, telephone number, and web site details (where applicable) NB - The 'Adobe Reader' version of this title is not suitable for use with 'Adobe Reader for PalmOS'. Please select our Mobipocket Reader version.
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  • AB-SA-RA-KA Land of Massacre
    AB-SA-RA-KA Land of Massacre

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    AB-SA-RA-KA is Margaret Carrington’s first-person account of westward expansion alongside her husband, Col. Henry B. Carrington. In 1866 Col. Carrington was ordered to build and garrison forts along the Bozeman Trail. Margaret’s detailed journals give us an eyewitness description of the incidents that finally erupted in the Fetterman Massacre of 1866. The Black Hills gold rush and military infighting and arrogance served as tinder to set off the explosive and bloody defense of their lands.
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  • Adventures of Ojibbeway and Ioway Indians Vol. 1  of  2
    Adventures of Ojibbeway and Ioway Indians Vol. 1 of 2

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    Over 175 years ago George Catlin, American painter, writer and explorer, devoted his life to preserving the Indian heritage, he traveling throughout the West sketching and painting hundreds of Indian portraits, village scenes, religious rituals and games. He toured Europe for 8 years presenting his famous collection. As a result of this tour, Catlin published this title concentrating on these tribes in this 2 volume set.
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  • Adventures of Ojibbeway and Ioway Indians Vol. 2 of 2
    Adventures of Ojibbeway and Ioway Indians Vol. 2 of 2

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    Document Overview:
    Over 175 years ago George Catlin, American painter, writer and explorer, devoted his life to preserving the Indian heritage, he traveling throughout the West sketching and painting hundreds of Indian portraits, village scenes, religious rituals and games. He toured Europe for 8 years presenting his famous collection. As a result of this tour, Catlin published this title concentrating on these tribes in this 2 volume set.
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  • Andersonville, A Story of Rebel Military Prisons
    Andersonville, A Story of Rebel Military Prisons

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    Learn about the terrible conditions suffered by Union soliders in the Andersonville Prison Pen. No writer ever described such a deluge of woes as spent over the unfortunates confined in Rebel prisons in the last 18 months of the Confederacy's life. The country has heard much of the heroism and sacrifices of those loyal youths who fell on the field of battle; it has heard little of the still greater number who died in prison pens. Note: DSI, the publisher of this e-book, is granting readers the right to print excerpts of this book as well as the right to lend/give this e-book to other Glassbook Plus Reader users. Printing: Users can print up to 100 e-book pages every seven days. Students and researchers will find this feature especially useful. To print, click on the menu button in the Glassbook Reader and select the print option. Lending/Giving: We currently have two ways to lend or give a book: you can beam it to a computer if both have infrared ports, or you can send it to a computer on your network. To lend a book to someone else, go to the Library, click a book. Click the Menu button and then click Lend/Give to display the Lend/Give dialog box. Choose a loan period or click Give. To send the book over an infrared connection, click Beam. To send the book to a computer on the network, enter the computer name in the Send To box and click Send. You can either lend the book or give it away. Like a paper book, there is only ever one working copy. Once the lending period expires, you get your rights back and you can re-read the book or lend it again. Of course, if you give it away, it's gone for good (unless the recipient gives it back).
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  • Antoine Saadeh
    Antoine Saadeh

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    From:Garabet Moumdjian

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    Translations from original Arabic about the founder of the Syerian Social National Party, Antoine Antun Saadeh
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  • Army Life in a Black Regiment
    Army Life in a Black Regiment

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    "Army Life in a Black Regiment has some claim to be the best written narrative to come from the Union [side] during the Civil War," wrote historian Henry Steele Commander. "Higginson's picture of the battle which was the origin of 'praise the Lord and pass the ammunition' and his reading of the Emancipation Proclamation to the black regiment are unsurpassed for eloquence." A Union colonel wrote this book--originally a series of essays-- from New England, in charge of black troops training on the Sea Islands off the coast of the Carolinas. A lively and detailed wartime diary, it offers a refreshing portrait of life in the Union Army as the narrator captures the raw humor that develops among the men in combat. His portraits of the soldiers, routines of camp life, and southern landscapes are unforgettable. Unabridged republication of the edition published by Fields, Osgood, & Co, 1870. Appendices. Index.
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  • Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800
    Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800

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    Attitudes toward homosexuality in the pre-modern Arab-Islamic world are commonly depicted as schizophrenic—visible and tolerated on one hand, prohibited by Islam on the other. Khaled El-Rouayheb argues that this apparent paradox is based on the anachronistic assumption that homosexuality is a timeless, self-evident fact to which a particular culture reacts with some degree of tolerance or intolerance. Drawing on poetry, biographical literature, medicine, dream interpretation, and Islamic texts, he shows that the culture of the period lacked the concept of homosexuality."Meticulously researched, lucidly written, nuanced, and brilliantly conceived, [the book] forthrightly takes on complex issues surrounding the culture of same-sex eroticism that existed in the Arabic-speaking lands of the early modern Ottoman Empire. . . . An important book by an excellent scholar."—Journal of Religion"Rectifies many . . . prejudices and misinterpretations in a masterly fashion."—Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
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  • Beyond the Lines: or A Yankee Prisoner Loose in Dixie
    Beyond the Lines: or A Yankee Prisoner Loose in Dixie

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    The author narrates the suffering he endured as a prisoner in the Southern Confederacy. After being captured at the battle of Shiloh, Geer was tried on the most frivolous charges and subsequently chained with slaves' chains and cast into military prisons and common jails. He managed to escape, overcoming malarious marshes and bloodhounds only to be recaptured. In regard to the workings and results of that system of human bondage known as slavery there have been so many mistaken ideas, statements and theories, that it has become the duty of every true and loyal man to expose the truth; or to strip from the hideous skeleton of Slavery all its gaily painted and deceptive cloaks and masks, and to exhibit it in all its ghastly repulsiveness. -- J. J. Geer Note: DSI, the publisher of this e-book, is granting readers the right to print excerpts of this book as well as the right to lend/give this e-book to other Glassbook Plus Reader users. Printing: Users can print up to 100 e-book pages every seven days. Students and researchers will find this feature especially useful. To print, click on the menu button in the Glassbook Reader and select the print option. Lending/Giving: We currently have two ways to lend or give a book: you can beam it to a computer if both have infrared ports, or you can send it to a computer on your network. To lend a book to someone else, go to the Library, click a book. Click the Menu button and then click Lend/Give to display the Lend/Give dialog box. Choose a loan period or click Give. To send the book over an infrared connection, click Beam. To send the book to a computer on the network, enter the computer name in the Send To box and click Send. You can either lend the book or give it away. Like a paper book, there is only ever one working copy. Once the lending period expires, you get your rights back and you can re-read the book or lend it again. Of course, if you give it away, it's gone for good (unless the recipient gives it back).
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  • Bibliography for Studies of American Indians
    Bibliography for Studies of American Indians

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    An attempt has been made to record all relevant published documents for the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and major documents for Massachusetts and Connecticut that fall under the scholarly rubrics of history, archaeology and anthropology (including linguistics and other subcategories related to “ethnography”). There is a large body of highly specialized research on Native American linguistics relating to Indians in and around Rhode Island which we cannot capture in this volume. The reader is referred to Ives Goddard, ed., Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 17 (Languages), Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution. 152 pages.
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  • Boots and Saddles: or Life in Dakota with General Custer
    Boots and Saddles: or Life in Dakota with General Custer

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    Written by the wife of the legendary general, George Armstrong Custer. Mrs. Custer bravely followed her husband and his troops to the untamed and barely inhabited Dakota territory. She chronicles their lives from the time Custer was sent to the Indian frontier until his death at Little Big Horn. Note: DSI, the publisher of this e-book, is granting readers the right to print excerpts of this book as well as the right to lend/give this e-book to other Glassbook Plus Reader users. Printing: Users can print up to 100 e-book pages every seven days. Students and researchers will find this feature especially useful. To print, click on the menu button in the Glassbook Reader and select the print option. Lending/Giving: We currently have two ways to lend or give a book: you can beam it to a computer if both have infrared ports, or you can send it to a computer on your network. To lend a book to someone else, go to the Library, click a book. Click the Menu button and then click Lend/Give to display the Lend/Give dialog box. Choose a loan period or click Give. To send the book over an infrared connection, click Beam. To send the book to a computer on the network, enter the computer name in the Send To box and click Send. You can either lend the book or give it away. Like a paper book, there is only ever one working copy. Once the lending period expires, you get your rights back and you can re-read the book or lend it again. Of course, if you give it away, it's gone for good (unless the recipient gives it back).
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  • Capturing a Locomotive
    Capturing a Locomotive

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    Unlike other books from this time period dealing with the historical aspects of war, Capturing a Locomotive focuses not on the already well known battles and marches, but instead upon the secret work that goes on through spies and scouts. While these stories may not be as well known, this book aims to show their importance to the outcome of the war, in addition to their value as romantic and adventurous stories. No single story of war combines so many of the hidden underground elements that are rarely brought to the surface through historical analysis of warfare. While this story contains all of the romantic elements to keep the reader enthralled in its pages, it is also completely accurate. Names, dates, and localities are so fully given throughout the work that it is easy to verify the prominent features of the account. Although it tells the same story, this work is not to be confused with another piece by this same author, Daring and Suffering. The first was merely a preliminary sketch, while Pittenger’s latest work on this novel is of greater historical value with a whole new approach and a broader view of the events contained in both pieces. Note: DSI, the publisher of this e-book, is granting readers the right to print excerpts of this book as well as the right to lend/give this e-book to other Glassbook Plus Reader users. Printing: Users can print up to 100 e-book pages every seven days. Students and researchers will find this feature especially useful. To print, click on the menu button in the Glassbook Reader and select the print option. Lending/Giving: We currently have two ways to lend or give a book: you can beam it to a computer if both have infrared ports, or you can send it to a computer on your network. To lend a book to someone else, go to the Library, click a book. Click the Menu button and then click Lend/Give to display the Lend/Give dialog box. Choose a loan period or click Give. To send the book over an infrared connection, click Beam.
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