The Rivers Ran East

Author: Leonard Clark
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 9781885211668
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The Rivers Ran East from the Author: Leonard Clark. This riveting firsthand account follows Leonard Clark's search for the legendary lost Seven Cities of Cibola--reputedly home to mountains of gold--in a rain forest near the Peruvian Andes. His treacherous journey includes encounters with man-eating jaguars, 40-foot snakes and headhunting natives.

The Rivers Ran East

Author: Leonard Francis Clark
Publisher: New York : Funk & Wagnalls
ISBN:
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The Rivers Ran East from the Author: Leonard Francis Clark.

The Rivers Ran Backward

Author: Christopher Phillips
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199720177
Size: 76.86 MB
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The Rivers Ran Backward from the Author: Christopher Phillips. Most Americans imagine the Civil War in terms of clear and defined boundaries of freedom and slavery: a straightforward division between the slave states of Kentucky and Missouri and the free states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kansas. However, residents of these western border states, Abraham Lincoln's home region, had far more ambiguous identities-and contested political loyalties-than we commonly assume. In The Rivers Ran Backward, Christopher Phillips sheds light on the fluid political cultures of the "Middle Border" states during the Civil War era. Far from forming a fixed and static boundary between the North and South, the border states experienced fierce internal conflicts over their political and social loyalties. White supremacy and widespread support for the existence of slavery pervaded the "free" states of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, which had much closer economic and cultural ties to the South, while those in Kentucky and Missouri held little identification with the South except over slavery. Debates raged at every level, from the individual to the state, in parlors, churches, schools, and public meeting places, among families, neighbors, and friends. Ultimately, the pervasive violence of the Civil War and the cultural politics that raged in its aftermath proved to be the strongest determining factor in shaping these states' regional identities, leaving an indelible imprint on the way in which Americans think of themselves and others in the nation. The Rivers Ran Backward reveals the complex history of the western border states as they struggled with questions of nationalism, racial politics, secession, neutrality, loyalty, and even place-as the Civil War tore the nation, and themselves, apart. In this major work, Phillips shows that the Civil War was more than a conflict pitting the North against the South, but one within the West that permanently reshaped American regions.

Where The Rivers Ran Backward

Author: William E. Merritt
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385411837
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Where The Rivers Ran Backward from the Author: William E. Merritt. From out of memory and set against a background of rock-and-roll music, Where the Rivers Ran Backward captures and transcribes the moments of the Vietnam War from the red line that leads through the induction center to the slow days and night watches to the black wall that records the names of the missing and the dead.

A River Ran Wild

Author: Lynne Cherry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152163723
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A River Ran Wild from the Author: Lynne Cherry. An environmental history of the Nashua River, from its discovery by Indians through the polluting years of the Industrial Revolution to the ambitious clean-up that revitalized it.

House Next Door

Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416570357
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House Next Door from the Author: Anne Rivers Siddons. An unparalleled picture of that vibrant but dark intersection where the Old and the New South collide. Thirtysomething Colquitt and Walter Kennedy live in a charming, peaceful suburb of newly bustling Atlanta, Georgia. Life is made up of enjoyable work, long, lazy weekends, and the company of good neighbors. Then, to their shock, construction starts on the vacant lot next door, a wooded hillside they'd believed would always remain undeveloped. Disappointed by their diminished privacy, Colquitt and Walter soon realize something more is wrong with the house next door. Surely the house can’t be haunted, yet it seems to destroy the goodness of every person who comes to live in it, until the entire heart of this friendly neighborhood threatens to be torn apart.

And The Waters Turned To Blood

Author: Rodney Barker
Publisher:
ISBN:
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And The Waters Turned To Blood from the Author: Rodney Barker. Discusses a mysterious, microscopic, aquatic organism that is threatening the eastern coast of North America and the work of a dedicated scientist as she and her colleagues race against time to stop a possible plague

Homeplace

Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061854492
Size: 76.95 MB
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Homeplace from the Author: Anne Rivers Siddons. After twenty-one years Micah (Mike) Winship is making the big move--she's going home for a visit. She hasn't been back since 1963, when her father threw her out, but now he is dying and asking for her. And although she is armed with her succesful journalism career and the strength found after her divorce, she is nearing forty and her sophisticated urban lifestyle is falling apart. Heading home, Mike is unprepared for a past that has lain in wait for her--one that includes an old love, a spoiled sister, and a plot to seize her family's land. And in trying to understand her long-forgotten self, she learns at last those lessons best learned early about love and loss, family and forgiveness, and the undeniable need for a place called home.

When Smoke Ran Like Water

Author: Devra Lee Davis
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN:
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When Smoke Ran Like Water from the Author: Devra Lee Davis. An epidemiologist identifies some 300,000 annual deaths in the U.S. and Europe due to pollution, making revelations about historical and smog-related mass casualties, and calling for major public changes.

Outer Banks

Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061748773
Size: 79.28 MB
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Outer Banks from the Author: Anne Rivers Siddons. Elegant Kate, walking a tightrope over an abyss of lies...sensitive, sensible, self-contained Cecie...Ginger, the heiress, sexy, vibrant, richer than sin...and poor, hopeless, brilliant Fig—they came together as sorority sisters on a Southern campus in the '60s. Four young women bound by rare, blinding, early friendship—they spend two idyllic spring breaks at Nag's Head, North Carolina, the isolated strip of barrier islands where grand old weatherbeaten houses perch defiantly on the edge of a storm-tossed sea. Now thirty years later, they are coming back. They are coming back to recapture the exquisite magic of those early years...to experience again the love, the enthusiasm, the passion, pain, and cruel-betrayal that shaped the four young girls into women and set them all adrift on the...Outer Banks.