Valley of the Sun


Author: Louis L'Amour

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553900156

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4962


Cattlemen ride alone across the open range under the deadly aim of roving desperadoes. . . . Gamblers stake their fortunes and their lives on a deck of cards. . . . Strong-willed señoritas seek independence through an enticing combination of beauty, audacity, and spirit. . . . Lawmen and outlaws walk the same dusty streets and speak a common language: Colt, Winchester, Smith & Wesson. Gritty, tough, and unflinchingly authentic, here is the West as it really was: a land where for every friend there is an enemy, for every handshake a fist, for every dispute a resolution—usually in an explosive showdown of blood and bullets. In these remarkable tales, Louis L’Amour—like the very heroes he depicts—blazes a trail across the American frontier and takes us on an unforgettable journey into the heart of our western heritage.

The Classical Museum

A Journal of Philology, and of Ancient History and Literature

Author: Leonhard Schmitz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108057756

Category: History

Page: 482

View: 5973


Born near Aachen, Leonhard Schmitz (1807-90) studied at the University of Bonn, from which he received his PhD, before marrying an Englishwoman and becoming a naturalised British citizen. Made famous by the 1844 publication of his translation of Niebuhr's Lectures on the History of Rome, he became rector of the Royal High School, Edinburgh, where he taught Alexander Graham Bell. He also briefly tutored the future Edward VII (and he had previously taught Prince Albert in Bonn). This short-lived quarterly journal, which Schmitz founded and edited between 1844 and 1850, focused exclusively on aspects of classical antiquity - in contrast to the more general literary reviews that were common in the period. It illuminates the development of Classics as a specialist discipline as well as contemporary intellectual links between Britain and Germany. This third volume was published in 1846.

NIV, The Chronological Study Bible, eBook

Holy Bible, New International Version

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1401680135

Category: Bibles

Page: 1664

View: 8828


The Chronological Study Bible presents the text of the New International Version in chronological order - the order in which the events actually happened - with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times and gives the reader a dramatic, "you are there" experience. Features include full-color illustrations of places, artifacts, and cultural phenomena, contextual articles that connect Biblical times and world history and culture, daily life notes, time panels and charts that show the flow of Biblical history, and in-text and full-color maps. Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles Chronological Study Bibles sold to date: More than 400,000 Thomas Nelson Bibles is a proud supporter of World Vision in eradicating poverty and preventable deaths among children. Learn more and discover what you can do at

Forbidden Valley of the Chiricahuas

Author: Clifford Frey

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1612156983

Category: Fiction

Page: 456

View: 4253


Cliff has been an attorney in Arizona for 37 years. His formative years were spent in New Mexico where he developed a love for the southwest and its history. He was a commissioned officer in the U. S. Naval Reserve where he served briefly during the Vietnam War. His wife, Jacqueline, is an Arizona native with family members who came to Arizona when it was still a Territory. Cliff has many and varied interests. He has served as an elected member to a School Board and many community organizations. He has held a private single and multi-engine pilot's license and has flown private airplanes for many years. He is also an artist, working in pencil, charcoal, oils and acrylics. He and his wife have two married children, a daughter, Lori, married to Brent, with three children, and a son, Brian, married to Kristin, with two children. Both his son and son-in-law are ordained ministers. In 1880's Arizona, Jake Chandler is nineteen and married to Becca, a beautiful former prostitute at the Bucket, a saloon south of Fort Bowie. They are living happily in Table Top Valley, located in the Chiricahua Mountain in the Arizona Territory. But Big Kate Dawson, the former owner of the Bucket, refuses to concede that Becca is now a Christian and married to Jake. She is determined to force Becca back into prostitution and destroy Jake. Jake and Becca's faith in Christ and in each other are tested to the limit as they are subjected to the most devious and calculating efforts to destroy them both. They must struggle against overwhelming odds to hold on to their faith and restore their lives together in Table Top Valley.

Valley of the Dead

The Truth Behind Dante's Inferno

Author: Kim Paffenroth

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 1934861375

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4919


Using Dante’s Inferno to draw out the reality behind the fantasy, author Kim Paffenroth tells the true events… During his lost wanderings, Dante came upon an infestation of the living dead. The unspeakable acts he witnessed —cannibalism, live burnings, evisceration, crucifixion, and dozens more—became the basis of all the horrors described in Inferno. At last, the real story can be told.

Then and Now

Thirty-Six Years in the Rockies (Illustrations)

Author: Robert Vaughn

Publisher: MINNEAPOLIS: Tribune Printing Company


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 241

View: 5151


It may not be out of place to explain how this book came to find its way into print. It was written for my little daughter, in the form of letters at various times, and not intended for publication, but many friends after reading them insisted that they should be published. One said: “You must not wait until you are dead before these letters are given to the world.” As my desire is, by the grace of God, to live many years yet, I now present these letters to the reader, supplemented by others from old time friends who braved the perils and dangers of pioneer life; and as they are intended to be a part of the history of this great state, care has been taken to keep strictly to the truth. It is hoped that a line here and there will be appreciated by those who ride in palace cars as well as the old pioneers who came west in prairie schooners.

Apple's America

The Discriminating Traveler's Guide to 40 Great Cities

Author: R. W. Apple, Jr.

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 0374706646

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 2880


Unpretentious, sophisticated, and always appetizing advice from a celebrated authority For more than thirty years, R. W. Apple Jr. roamed the United States as an eyewitness to history. Here, in Apple's America, his robust enthusiasm for the food and culture of New England, the South and West, the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, and his native Middle West carried him to forty great cities, where he proves to be our ideal guide--amused and amusing, knowledgeable, indefatigable, and endlessly curious. From Boston to Honolulu, from Montreal to Las Vegas, Cincinnati to Seattle, Johnny Apple explores the landmarks, architecture, business, culture, and, of course, the food and beverages of his favorite urban communities. Capturing the tone and style of American city life to perfection, he shows us the hidden treasures, the best buildings, the famous landmarks, the historical aura, and the present-day realities that make each city so memorable. And in each he recommends several places to stay, numerous places to eat, and sites or activities you shouldn't miss. No traveler in the United States will want to do without his recommendations.

Destination, Phoenix

Hundreds of Things to Do in the Valley of the Sun

Author: Dorothy Tegeler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889786018

Category: Travel

Page: 244

View: 8430


Guide to the Phoenix area with maps and contact information. Includes all the information needed to fully explore the many cultural, historical and recreational sights of interest to tourist and native alike.

Embers of the Sun

Author: Chantal Mortimer

Publisher: Chantal Mortimer

ISBN: 1301353256


Page: 350

View: 7129


Tessa did not believe in Fate. Nor did she believe in miracles. Yet, a single decision veers her life onto a collision course of bizarre events.

Pok'along in the Valley of the Digadoos

Author: Eddie F. Browning

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1604941227

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 180

View: 2490


Pok'along, a very inquisitive rabbit, meets two individuals, Ground Hog and Charlie the Chicken. Though Pok'along has never seen anything like these two individuals, the strangers become friends, and together they travel the forest searching for a path to the top of the mountain. Discovering the Valley of the Digadoos, they must confront the council of elders and cross the kingdoms belonging to Tarifess, the prince of evil, and that of his brother, Goda. Death will accompany the three in their travels, obstacles will block their progress, but their strong bond of friendship will help to see them through.