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
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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: 0195187237
Size: 10.82 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.

When The Rivers Ran Red

Author: Vivienne Sosnowski
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230622166
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When The Rivers Ran Red from the Author: Vivienne Sosnowski. Today, millions of people around the world enjoy California's legendary wines, unaware that 90 years ago the families who made these wines--and in many cases still do – turned to struggle and subterfuge to save the industry we now cherish. When Prohibition took effect in 1919, three months after one of the greatest California grape harvests of all time, violence and chaos descended on Northern California. Federal agents spilled thousands of gallons of wine in the rivers and creeks, gun battles erupted on dark country roads, and local law enforcement officers, sympathetic to their winemaking neighbors, found ways to run circles around the intruding authorities. For the state's winemaking families--many of them immigrants from Italy--surviving Prohibition meant facing impossible decisions, whether to give up the idyllic way of life their families had known for generations, or break the law to enable their wine businesses and their livelihood to survive. Including moments of both desperation and joy, Sosnowski tells the inspiring story of how ordinary people fought to protect to a beautiful and timeless culture in the lovely hills and valleys of now-celebrated wine country.

Where The Rivers Ran Backward

Author: William E. Merritt
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385411837
Size: 49.11 MB
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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.

Wicked River

Author: Lee Sandlin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307379515
Size: 13.35 MB
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Wicked River from the Author: Lee Sandlin. A riveting narrative look at one of the most colorful, dangerous, and peculiar places in America's historical landscape: the strange, wonderful, and mysterious Mississippi River of the 19th century. Beginning in the early 1800s and climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg in 1863, Wicked River brings to life a place where river pirates brushed elbows with future presidents and religious visionaries shared passage with thieves. Here is a minute-by-minute account of Natchez being flattened by a tornado; the St. Louis harbor being crushed by a massive ice floe; hidden, nefarious celebrations of Mardi Gras; and the sinking of the Sultana, the worst naval disaster in American history. Here, too, is the Mississippi itself: gorgeous, perilous, and unpredictable. Masterfully told, Wicked River is an exuberant work of Americana that portrays a forgotten society on the edge of revolutionary change.

Running Silver

Author: John Waldman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149300123X
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Running Silver from the Author: John Waldman. That one could “walk drishod on the backs” of schools of salmon, shad, and other fishes moving up Atlantic coast rivers was a not uncommon kind of description of their migratory runs during early Colonial times. Accounts tell of awe-inspiring numbers of spawners pushing their way upriver, the waters “running silver,” to complete life cycles that once replenished critical marine fisheries along the Eastern Seaboard. This is a hugely important, fascinating, and unique look at the fish of North America whose history and life-cycles and conservation challenges are poorly understood. Despite these primordial abundances, over the centuries these stocks were so stressed that virtually all are now severely depressed, with many biologically or commercially extinct and some simply forgotten. Running Silver will tell the story of the past, present and future of these sea-river fish. This important book will elevate public consciousness of the contrasts between the historical and the present to show the enormous legacy that has already been lost and to help inspire efforts to save what remains. Drawing on the author's thirty-year career as a scientist and educator with a passion for the native river fish of the North East, Running Silver tells the story of these endangered fish with a mix of research, historical accounts, anecdotes, personal experience, interviews, and images.

When Smoke Ran Like Water

Author: Devra Lee Davis
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465015221
Size: 40.22 MB
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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.

A River Ran Wild

Author: Lynne Cherry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152163723
Size: 15.66 MB
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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.

The Corporation That Changed The World

Author: Nick Robins
Publisher: Pluto Pr
ISBN: 9780745325231
Size: 20.93 MB
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The Corporation That Changed The World from the Author: Nick Robins. This book offers a fascinating account of the forerunner of the modern multinational: the British East India Company (1600-1874). Nick Robins shows how the East India Company pioneered the model of the corporation that we see today. Its innovations included the shareholder model of ownership, and the administrative framework of the modern firm. Global in reach, it achieved market dominance in Asia, trailblazing the British Empire in the East. In the process, the company shocked its age with the scale of its executive malpractice, stock market excess and human rights abuse. Offering a popular history of one of the world's most famous companies, Nick Robins shows what it teaches us about corporations today. Ultimately, the East India Company succumbed to popular protest and outright rebellion, first in the Boston Tea Party and then in the Indian Mutiny. For Robins, the Company's legacy shows how essential it is to break-up today's over-mighty corporations, introduce new legal duties on corporate executives and establish effective mechanisms to hold companies to account wherever they operate.