Download or read book Born to Be Hanged written by Keith Thomson and published by Back Bay Books. This book was released on 2023-05-16 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover the "fascinating and outrageously readable" account of the roguish acts of the first pirates to raid the Pacific in a crusade that ended in a sensational trial back in England--perfect for readers of Nathaniel Philbrick and David McCullough (Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God) The year is 1680, in the heart of the Golden Age of Piracy, and more than three hundred daring, hardened pirates--a potent mix of low-life scallywags and a rare breed of gentlemen buccaneers--gather on a remote Caribbean island. The plan: to wreak havoc on the Pacific coastline, raiding cities, mines, and merchant ships. The booty: the bright gleam of Spanish gold and the chance to become legends. So begins one of the greatest piratical adventures of the era--a story not given its full due until now. Inspired by the intrepid forays of pirate turned Jamaican governor Captain Henry Morgan--yes, that Captain Morgan--the company crosses Panama on foot, slashing its way through the Darien Isthmus, one of the thickest jungles on the planet, and liberating a native princess along the way. After reaching the South Sea, the buccaneers, primarily Englishmen, plunder the Spanish Main in a series of historic assaults, often prevailing against staggering odds and superior firepower. A collective shudder racks the western coastline of South America as the English pirates, waging a kind of proxy war against the Spaniards, gleefully undertake a brief reign over Pacific waters, marauding up and down the continent. With novelistic prose and a rip-roaring sense of adventure, Keith Thomson guides us through the pirates' legendary two-year odyssey. We witness the buccaneers evading Indigenous tribes, Spanish conquistadors, and sometimes even their own English countrymen, all with the ever-present threat of the gallows for anyone captured. By fusing contemporaneous accounts with intensive research and previously unknown primary sources, Born to Be Hanged offers a rollicking account of one of the most astonishing pirate expeditions of all time.
Download or read book Handy book of Literary Curiosities written by William Shepard Walsh and published by . This book was released on 1892 with total page 1114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read book Born to Be Hanged written by Syeda Saiyidain Hameed and published by Rupa Publications. This book was released on 2017-01-12 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pakistan's former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto held the reins of the country from 1971 to 1977. He was overthrown in 1977 by his Chief of Army Staff, General Zia-ul-Haq, and executed in 1979. Zia-ul-Haq ruled over Pakistan for eleven years with an iron fist, curbing all dissent until he got blown up in an air crash in 1988. In almost three decades since, Pakistan's leadership has changed hands fifteen times. An extremely controversial and confrontational politics is associated with the era of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. It is therefore not surprising that, considering his towering stature, not enough has been researched and written about the tumultuous years of his accession to power culminating in what today is best described as regicide. Syeda Hameed delves deep into the politics of Pakistan, meeting Bhutto's contemporaries, mining information from archives and letters to bring to the fore a rich yet disturbing life and times of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
Download or read book Kirby s Wonderful and Scientific Museum written by and published by . This book was released on 1803 with total page 540 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read book Men of Character written by Douglas William Jerrold and published by . This book was released on 1852 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Shakespeare Then and Again written by Sanghamitra Dasgupta and published by Notion Press. This book was released on 2022-11-28 with total page 119 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Would you call studying Shakespeare an exercise in futility? Or an imposition of colonialism even after the sun has sunk deep for the Britishers? Why should we wrack our brains to understand an archaic language? Why, in our post-colonial times, would we wish to know what an English dramatist of the 16th century wrote about? Well, do read his plays, despite their sometimes-archaic language, to know the answers to those questions. They have so much to tell us about the ways of men and women, of rulers and governments, of illusions and delusions, of love and war, of order and anarchy! Sounds as if I am talking about current times? You think you’re living in tempestuous times? Well, so had Shakespeare. And the times haven’t changed! Because, men and women, despite everything, haven’t changed! Don’t believe me. Find out for yourselves. Just pick up Shakespeare Then and Again: The Tempest and see this play is a mirror for us. This book is meant for Shakespearean fans as well as sceptics, students, teachers, et al. And the answers to so many questions are not blowin’ in the wind but are to be found in this play.
Download or read book Oliver Twist written by Charles Dickens and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-07-14 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Oliver Twist is the classic tale of a poor orphan boy who runs away from an abusive master, only to fall in with thieves and robbers on the cruel streets of 19th-century London. Eventually Oliver discovers the truth about his past, and finds a true home. Adapted by Maggie Pearson from the original novel by Charles Dickens. A series of adaptations of well-known stories, designed to introduce young readers to the classics. Divided into short chapters and illustrated with modern black and white artwork, each title will offer the reader an accessible and exciting read.
|Author||: Alexander Margulis|
|Release Date||: 2015-08-13|
|ISBN 10||: 9781476609577|
|Pages||: 495 pages|
|Rating||: 4.4/5 (766 users)|
Download or read book Russian English Dictionary of Proverbs and Sayings written by Alexander Margulis and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-08-13 with total page 495 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This dictionary contains 2,375 Russian sayings and proverbs and their English counterparts. Variants of each saying are included, and careful attention is given to the differences in British and American versions. For example, the Russian saying that is interpreted as “Children behave in a childish way, and they cannot be expected to act like grown-up people,” is first given in Russian (in the Cyrillic alphabet) and then in English, and is then followed by the nearest English-language equivalent sayings in Britain and the United States: “Young colts will canter” (British) and “Boys will be boys” (American). The proverbs and sayings are arranged alphabetically by the first Russian word (in the Cyrillic alphabet) and are cross-referenced so the reader can find analogous Russian versions of English sayings. There is a keyword index for each language (one in English, one in Russian in the Cyrillic alphabet), which allows the reader to find a proverb or a saying without knowing the first word. Proverbs and sayings are current and include those popular in both spoken Russian and literature. The prefatory matter is in both English and Russian, for readers who have a command of either language.
|Author||: William Shakespeare|
|Publisher||: Oxford University Press|
|Release Date||: 2016-10-27|
|ISBN 10||: 9780192517586|
|Rating||: 4.1/5 (925 users)|
Download or read book The New Oxford Shakespeare Modern Critical Edition written by William Shakespeare and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-10-27 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Complete Works: Modern Critical Edition is part of the landmark New Oxford Shakespeare—an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, edited afresh from all the surviving original versions of his work, and drawing on the latest literary, textual, and theatrical scholarship. In one attractive volume, the Modern Critical Edition gives today's students and playgoers the very best resources they need to understand and enjoy all Shakespeare's works. The authoritative text is accompanied by extensive explanatory and performance notes, and innovative introductory materials which lead the reader into exploring questions about interpretation, textual variants, literary criticism, and performance, for themselves. The Modern Critical Edition presents the plays and poetry in the order in which Shakespeare wrote them, so that readers can follow the development of his imagination, his engagement with a rapidly evolving culture and theatre, and his relationship to his literary contemporaries. The New Oxford Shakespeare consists of four interconnected publications: the Modern Critical Edition (with modern spelling), the Critical Reference Edition (with original spelling), a companion volume on Authorship, and an online version integrating all of this material on OUP's high-powered scholarly editions platform. Together, they provide the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies.
Download or read book Modern Proverbs and Proverbial Sayings written by Bartlett Jere Whiting and published by Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press. This book was released on 1989 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of British and American proverbs that are currently in use.
Download or read book Eternity at the End of a Rope written by Clifford R. Caldwell and published by Sunstone Press. This book was released on 2016-03-03 with total page 668 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since 1819 over 3,000 souls found their personal “eternity at the end of a rope” in Texas. Some earned their way. Others were the victim of mistaken identity, or an act of vigilante justice. Deserved or not, when the hangman’s knot is pulled up tight and the black cap snugged down over your head it is too late to plead your case. This remarkable story begins in 1819 with the first legal hanging in Texas. By 1835 accounts of lynching dotted the records. Although by 1923 legal execution by hanging was discontinued in favor of the electric chair, vigilante justice remained a favorite pastime for some. The accounts of violence are numbing. The cultural and racial implications are profound, and offer a far more accurate, unbiased insight into the tally of African-American and Hispanic victims of mob violence in the Lone Star State than has ever been presented. Many of these deeds were nothing short of morbid theater, worthy of another era. This book is backed up by years of research and thousands of primary source documents. Includes Index and Bibliography.
Download or read book Born to be Hanged written by M. E. Chaber and published by Holt McDougal. This book was released on 1973-01-01 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The book of texts of ancient and modern history c written by Francis Armstrong Power and published by . This book was released on 1879 with total page 674 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
|Author||: Irene Mary Taylor|
|Release Date||: 2022-09-22|
|Pages||: 282 pages|
|Rating||: 4./5 ( users)|
Download or read book The Beatification Story of Irene Mary Derrick Taylor written by Irene Mary Taylor and published by Cometanica. This book was released on 2022-09-22 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The initial foundations to the notion that Cometan's grandparents, Irene Mary Taylor and Derrick Taylor, should be recognised for their life as laypeople in the Roman Catholic Church first emerged in January 2020 and October 2021 respectively. Irene Mary was well known for her devotion to Catholicism among her family and acquaintances, yet Cometan saw in her icon and life events an opportunity to reinvigorate Catholic fervour in England and abroad. In his own endeavour as a religious figure and philosopher as the founder of Astronism, Cometan had made it clear that his paternal grandmother had played a large role in his religious life from infancy and so Irene Mary's Cause for Beatification was the culmination of this destined religious figureship. The Beatification Story of Irene Mary Taylor holds the responsibility of presenting Irene Mary for the recognition in the Roman Catholic Church in whichever capacity the Church deems suitable. The book explores the major remembered life events of Irene Mary Taylor, relates them to Catholic doctrine, and systematises them to form Irenianism, Irene Mary's eponymous Catholic system of thought.
Download or read book Richard Hughes written by Richard Poole and published by Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd. This book was released on 1986 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Studie over het leven en werk van de Engelse auteur (1900-1976).