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A Son of the Gods and a Horseman in the Sky

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Total of Pages : 412
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 724
  • Pdf File: the-red-garnet-sky.pdf

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A Carthaginian named Hannibal Barca lived between about 247 and 183 BC, the product of a military father and a mother of completely unknown qualities other than what can be imputed through her son. Before he died, presumably by suicide in Roman/Carthaginian enforced exile, he brought Rome to her knees in a virtually one man crusade started by his father. Rome got off her knees largely because this man—without timely support from his own country, and under probably unparalleled assault by adversities of fate—had exhausted his strength. The unassailable facts of Hannibal’s life are few. He is said to have been handsome, of the Hellenistic prince mode, a great general by the standards of any age, and he could turn this competence toward peaceful arenas when Carthage called him again. Perhaps his deadly enemies, the Romans, gave him the ultimate compliment. The emperor Septimus Severus is said to have erected a large monument to him at Libyssa, the little town near Marmara’s water where the Lady Barca’s oldest boy decided to make his last summation. This historical fiction is dedicated to understanding a citizen of Carthage who came very close to moving his world.

The Lone Horseman

By Donna Clark
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1465350381
  • Total of Pages : 123
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 916
  • Pdf File: the-lone-horseman.pdf

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Jake sat with the other eligible braves as was customary for the New Beginnings Dance. Jake felt comfortable knowing that no young maiden would dance for him. They all knew that he was already taken with the beautiful Becky. When the dance began and several maidens danced for their brave there was an air of happiness around the fire. Jake was lost in the festivities when he suddenly was brought back to reality as Becky danced her way in front of him. Jake drew in and held his breath. He could barely believe what he was seeing. Becky stood in front of Jake twirling and swirling seductively for Jake alone. She was beautiful, dressed in the palest of doeskin. Fringe hung from her thighs to the calves of her legs and from her arms at the elbow. On her wrist she wore beautiful wristbands that Jake imagined Becky had fashioned just for the show. She was bare foot and with a similar band around her left ankle. Her hair was braided in the style of the Choctaw with beads threaded throughout. Jake’s blood began to pound fiercely in his veins. He thought that he had never seen Becky looking more beautiful than she did at that moment. Jake felt as if he would explode with sheer joy. He also wondered if Becky really knew what she was doing, if she knew completely what the dance implied. Jake’s eyes never wavered from Becky throughout the dance. When the dance was complete, Becky held out her tiny hand toward Jake, as was the custom. The bargain was sealed if Jake reached out and took her hand.

The Iliad

By Homer
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191620009
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 787
  • Pdf File: the-iliad.pdf

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'War, the bringer of tears...' War, glory, despair, and mourning: for 2,700 years the Iliad has gripped listeners and readers with the story of Achilles' anger and Hector's death. This tragic episode during the siege of Troy, sparked by a quarrel between the leader of the Greek army and its mightiest warrior, Achilles, is played out between mortals and gods, with devastating human consequences. It is a story of many truths, speaking of awesome emotions, the quest for fame and revenge, the plight of women, and the lighthearted laughter of the gods. Above all, it confronts us with war in all its brutality - and with fleeting images of peace, which punctuate the poem as distant memories, startling comparisons, and doomed aspirations. The Iliad's extraordinary power testifies to the commitment of its many readers, who have turned to it in their own struggles to understand life and death. This elegant and compelling new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and notes that guide the reader in understanding the poem and the many different contexts in which it was performed and read.

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers

By Philip Schaff
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1602065101
  • Total of Pages : 488
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 309
  • Pdf File: nicene-and-post-nicene-fathers.pdf

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Cycles of Norse Mythology

By Glenn Searfoss
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  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 1789820693
  • Total of Pages : 836
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 751
  • Pdf File: cycles-of-norse-mythology.pdf

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These stories are old, old as the Behmer Wold and seldom in life has there been such a brewing... Cycles of Norse Mythology captures the passion, cruelty, and heroism of an ancient world. Encompassing Odin’s relentless pursuit of wisdom across the nine worlds, Gullveig’s malicious death at the hands of the Æsir that sparks a brutal war with the Vanir, Thor’s battles against the giants of Jotunheim, the tragedy of Volund, the many devious machinations of Loki, and the inescapable events of Ragnarök, this lyrical re-imagining of the Norse myths presents the gripping adventures of the Norse gods and their foes in a style to delight modern readers of all ages. A detailed glossary provides a quick reference to the meaning behind names and terms used in the book. A Source Reference is included for persons who want to delve deeper into the study of Norse mythology.

The Metamorphoses

By Ovid
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141937335
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 371
  • Pdf File: the-metamorphoses.pdf

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Bringing together a series of ingeniously linked myths and legends, Ovid's deliciously witty and poignant Metamorphoses describes a magical world in which men and women are transformed - often by love - into flowers, trees, animals, stones and stars. First published in 1567, this landmark translation by Arthur Golding was the first major English edition of the epic, which includes such tales as the legend of Narcissus; the parable of Icarus; and the passion held by the witch-queen Circe for the great Aeneas. A compelling adaptation that used imagery familiar to English sixteenth-century society, it powerfully influenced Spenser, Shakespeare and the character of Elizabethan literature.

Burnham's Celestial Handbook, Volume Two

By Robert Burnham
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486317935
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 571
  • Pdf File: burnham-s-celestial-handbook-volume-two.pdf

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Volume II of a comprehensive three-part guide to celestial objects outside our solar system ranges from Chamaeleon to Orion. Features coordinates, classifications, physical descriptions, hundreds of visual aids. 1977 edition.

WILD WEST Boxed Set: 150+ Western Classics in One Volume

By Zane Grey,Max Brand,Owen Wister,James Fenimore Cooper,B. M. Bower,J. Allan Dunn,Robert E. Howard,Bret Harte,Mark Twain,Jack London,O. Henry,James Oliver Curwood,Emerson Hough,Willa Cather,Andy Adams,Charles Alden Seltzer,Jackson Gregory,Washington Irving,R.M. Ballantyne,Frank H. Spearman,Charles Siringo,Stephen Crane,Grace Livingston Hill,Robert W. Chambers,Frederic Remington,Frederic Homer Balch,Will Lillibridge,Dane Coolidge,Francis William Sullivan,Marah Ellis Ryan,Forrestine C. Hooker,Charles King,Ann S. Stephens,Isabel E. Ostrander
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026879155
  • Total of Pages : 20431
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 194
  • Pdf File: wild-west-boxed-set.pdf

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This collection of world's greatest western novels and stories include rip roarin' cowboy adventures, tales of the famous outcasts, the heroes of the Wild West, conniving villains and intriguing sagas: Introduction Story of the Cowboy Story of the Outlaw Novels & Stories Riders of the Purple Sage Saga (Zane Grey) Ohio River Trilogy Dan Barry Series (Max Brand) The Virginian (Owen Wister) Lin McLean Leatherstocking Series (James F. Cooper) Flying U Series (B. M. Bower) Cabin Fever Rimrock Trail (J. Allan Dunn) Breckinridge Elkins Series (Robert E. Howard) In a Hollow of the Hills (Bret Harte) Roughing It (Mark Twain) Outcasts of Poker Flat Call of the Wild (Jack London) Heart of the West (O. Henry) White Fang Wolf Hunters (James Oliver Curwood) Gold Hunters Last of the Plainsmen Border Legion Smoke Bellew Country Beyond Lone Star Ranger Ronicky Doone Trilogy Riders of the Silences Three Partners Man of the Forest Lure of the Dim Trails Tennessee's Partner Covered Wagon (Emerson Hough) Luck of Roaring Camp Rustlers of Pecos County Pike Bearfield Series O Pioneers! (Willa Cather) My Ántonia Log of a Cowboy (Andy Adams) Two-Gun Man (Charles Alden Seltzer) Short Cut (Jackson Gregory) Astoria (Washington Irving) Ungava (R.M. Ballantyne) Valley of Silent Men Black Jack Whispering Smith (Frank H. Spearman) A Texas Cow Boy (Charles Siringo) Trail Horde Golden Dream (Ballantyne) Blue Hotel (Stephen Crane) Long Shadow Girl from Montana (Grace Livingston Hill) Hidden Children (Robert W. Chambers) Where the Trail Divides Desert Trail (Dane Coolidge) Bride Comes to Yellow Sky Hidden Water…