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 Backward

Author: Christopher Phillips
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195187237
Size: 33.33 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
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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.

And The Waters Turned To Blood

Author: Rodney Barker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439128685
Size: 69.47 MB
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And The Waters Turned To Blood from the Author: Rodney Barker. In this account, Rodney Barker tells the full and terrifying story of a microorganism popping up along the Eastern seaboard—far closer to home than the Ebola virus and equally frightening. In the coastal waters of North Carolina—and now extending as far north as the Chesapeake Bay area—a mysterious and deadly aquatic organism named Pfiesteria piscicida threatens to unleash an environmental nightmare and human tragedy of catastrophic proportions. At the very center of this narrative is the heroic effort of Dr. JoAnn Burkholder and her colleagues, embattled and dedicated scientists confronting medical, political, and corporate powers to understand and conquer this new scourge before it claims more victims.

When Smoke Ran Like Water

Author: Devra Lee Davis
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465015221
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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: 70.11 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.

By The Rivers Of Babylon

Author: Cindy Brown Austin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416554173
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By The Rivers Of Babylon from the Author: Cindy Brown Austin. A gritty, sophisticated, supernatural street thriller that explores the nature of forbidden love and its power to transform even the hardest of hearts. Lincoln Duvall is the Third Ward's most notorious criminal, a drug lord and known murderer who has sold his soul to the devil and abandoned his early roots of religious upbringing. But when he falls in love with Gabriella Sinclaire, a street-savvy Christian journalist with the power to reveal his secrets and dismantle his entire organization, good is pitted against evil in a dramatic showdown. Wealthy, powerful, and connected, Lincoln has always been untouchable -- until Gabriella invades his heart. Is spiritual redemption possible for Lincoln, or will he pull Gabriella away from her life of virtue down to the darkness of his world?

Redeeming Love

Author: Francine Rivers
Publisher: Lion Fiction
ISBN: 1782640312
Size: 57.34 MB
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Redeeming Love from the Author: Francine Rivers. Angel, sold into prostitution as a child, survives by keeping her hatred for men alive. Then she meets Michael Hosea who loves her unconditionally. Day by day, he defies Angel's every bitter expectation until, despite her resistance, her heart begins to thaw. But with her unexpected softening come overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. So Angel runs...

By The Rivers Of Babylon

Author: Nelson DeMille
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780759528321
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By The Rivers Of Babylon from the Author: Nelson DeMille. Lod Airport, Israel: Two Concorde jets take off for a U.N. conference that will finally bring peace to the Middle East. Covered by F-14 fighters, accompanied by security men, the planes carry warriors, pacifists, lovers, enemies, dignitaries -- and a bomb planted by a terrorist mastermind. Suddenly they're forced to crash-land at an ancient desert site. Here, with only a handful of weapons, the men and women of the peace mission must make a desperate stand against an army of crack Palestinian commandos -- while the Israeli authorities desperately attempt a rescue mission. In a land of blood and tears, in a windswept place called Babylon, it will be a battle of bullets and courage, and a war to the last death.