The Passing Of The Frontier A Chronicle Of The Old West

Author: Emerson Hough
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465611886
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The Passing Of The Frontier A Chronicle Of The Old West from the Author: Emerson Hough. The frontier! There is no word in the English language more stirring, more intimate, or more beloved. It has in it all the elan of the old French phrase, En avant! It carries all of the old Saxon command, Forward!! It means all that America ever meant. It means the old hope of a real personal liberty, and yet a real human advance in character and achievement. To a genuine American it is the dearest word in all the world. What is, or was, the frontier? Where was it? Under what stars did it lie? Because, as the vague Iliads of ancient heroes or the nebulous records of the savage gentlemen of the Middle Ages make small specific impingement on our consciousness today, so also even now begin the tales of our own old frontier to assume a haziness, an unreality, which makes them seem less history than folklore. Now the truth is that the American frontier of history has many a local habitation and many a name. And this is why it lies somewhat indefinite under the blue haze of the years, all the more alluring for its lack of definition, like some old mountain range, the softer and more beautiful for its own shadows. The fascination of the frontier is and has ever been an undying thing. Adventure is the meat of the strong men who have built the world for those more timid. Adventure and the frontier are one and inseparable. They suggest strength, courage, hardihood—qualities beloved in men since the world began—qualities which are the very soul of the United States, itself an experiment, an adventure, a risk accepted. Take away all our history of political regimes, the story of the rise and fall of this or that partisan aggregation in our government; take away our somewhat inglorious military past; but leave us forever the tradition of the American frontier! There lies our comfort and our pride. There we never have failed. There, indeed, we always realized our ambitions. There, indeed, we were efficient, before that hateful phrase was known. There we were a melting-pot for character, before we came to know that odious appellation which classifies us as the melting-pot of the nations. The frontier was the place and the time of the strong man, of the self-sufficient but restless individual. It was the home of the rebel, the protestant, the unreconciled, the intolerant, the ardent—and the resolute. It was not the conservative and tender man who made our history; it was the man sometimes illiterate, oftentimes uncultured, the man of coarse garb and rude weapons. But the frontiersmen were the true dreamers of the nation. They really were the possessors of a national vision. Not statesmen but riflemen and riders made America. The noblest conclusions of American history still rest upon premises which they laid.

The Amlydar Chronicle

Author: Clifford J. Farides
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595295193
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The Amlydar Chronicle from the Author: Clifford J. Farides. At first, Karl Gray was a POW who wandered down the wrong tunnel underneath a church in the Balkans. That fateful turn took him to Amlydar, the world where his parents had been Empress and Lord-Protector. To survive, Karl Gray has to restore an exiled Princess to her throne, become a Stonekin friend of the trolls, and survive the warlocks who murdered his parents. Even after leaving Amlydar to heal from an assassination attempt, Karl Gray returns to the forested world to quell the rebellion of insane Imperator Nargon and the Tyrant of Tash. Even as he settles the problems of northern Amlydar, he encounters a trio of deadly vampires, a warlock still learning his craft, and the Apenecks who extirpated the Graywolf Clan in Amlydar and the Outworld. If he can bring peace to Amlydar, he may start new dynasties and reunite with the long lost son he has not seen in decades.

Chronicle Of The Cid

Author: Robert Southey
Publisher: Lowell : D. Bixby
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Chronicle Of The Cid from the Author: Robert Southey.

The Nautical Magazine And Naval Chronicle For 1840

Author: Various
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108053920
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The Nautical Magazine And Naval Chronicle For 1840 from the Author: Various. The 1840 Nautical Magazine focuses on Australia, New Zealand and the Antarctic, and reports research on electricity, magnetism and scurvy.

The Chronicle Of Jeremiah Goldswain

Author: Ralph Goldswain
Publisher: 30 Degrees South Publishers
ISBN: 1928211240
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The Chronicle Of Jeremiah Goldswain from the Author: Ralph Goldswain. This is the story of the 1820 Settler, Jeremiah Goldswain, in his own words. After thirty-eight years on the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony, he sat down to write his memoirs. It is a close-up view of four decades during a period when the British Empire was expanding in southern Africa, with the borders being pushed ever farther into the hinterland by successive governors. As a result, there was constant conflict between the African tribes and the colonists. Jeremiah was directly involved in three of the nine Frontier Wars that occurred between 1779 and 1879. It is the story of hardship and the struggle for survival of Jeremiah and his familyÑhis wife Eliza and their ten childrenÑon one of the most volatile borders the world has ever seen. Even in peacetime the conflict and violent clash of cultures were constantly present and many settlers were murdered, including members of JeremiahÕs family. Through all this we see a man making his way in a world he could not have imagined while growing up in rural Buckinghamshire. He lived during an important historical time for South Africa, not only observing and fighting the wars, but meeting and serving with some of the most famous names in South African history. He saw, in detail, the effects of the Cattle Killing of 1856, the Boer uprising in the Orange River Sovereignty, as well as several other famous and notorious historical events. The text has been published once onlyÑ by the van Riebeeck Society in 1949Ñand since then has been used by scholars and historians as a primary source. It has not been widely read, because Jeremiah had no education, and although he had an extraordinary ability to describe experience and express his emotions, he was a stranger to the conventions of written language. Now Ralph Goldswain has transcribed the original text into an accessible account of forty years of frontier history.