The Captured

A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier

Author: Scott Zesch

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429910118

Category: History

Page: 384

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On New Year's Day in 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by an Apache raiding party. Traded to Comaches, he thrived in the rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe's fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years in a cave, all but forgotten by his family. That is, until Scott Zesch stumbled over his own great-great-great uncle's grave. Determined to understand how such a "good boy" could have become Indianized so completely, Zesch travels across the west, digging through archives, speaking with Comanche elders, and tracking eight other child captives from the region with hauntingly similar experiences. With a historians rigor and a novelists eye, Zesch's The Captured paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier, offering a rare account of captivity. "A carefully written, well-researched contribution to Western history -- and to a promising new genre: the anthropology of the stolen." - Kirkus Reviews

The Captured Economy

How the Powerful Become Richer, Slow Down Growth, and Increase Inequality

Author: Brink Lindsey,Steven Teles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019062776X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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The relentless increase of inequality in twenty-first century America has confounded analysts from both ends of the political spectrum. While many can point to particular contributing causes, so far none of the policies that have been enacted-not just in the United States but in other advancedcountries-have been able to lessen the wealth and income gaps between the top decile and the rest. Critics on the left are more forceful critics of rising inequality, and they tend to blame capitalism and the private sector. Predictably, they see solutions in government action. Many on the right worry about the issue, too, but they come from a position that is more sanguine about corporations andmore suspicious of government. But as the libertarian Brink Lindsey and the liberal Steve Teles argue in The Captured Economy, perhaps all of us-left, right, and center-are looking in the wrong places for culprits and solutions. They hone in on the government-corporate sector nexus, apportioningblame not only to both forces but also to the distorted form of governance that this partnership has created. Through armies of lobbyists, corporations and the wealthy have become remarkably adept at shaping policy - even ostensibly progressive policies - so that the field is tilted in their favor.Corporations have become classic "rentiers," using their monopoly power of influence over highly complicated legislative and regulatory processes to shift resources in their direction. FCC policy, health care regulation, banking regulation, labor policy, defense spending, and much more: in all ofthese arenas, well-resourced corporate rentiers have combined to ensure that the government favors them over everyone else. The perverse result is a state that shifts more and more wealth to the already-rich - even if that was never the initial intent of Congress, the President, or the electorate itself. Transforming this misshapen alliance will be difficult, and Lindsey and Teles are realistic about the chances forreform. To that end, they close with a set of reasonable policy proposals that can help to reduce corporate rentiers' scope and power to extract excessive rents via government policy. A powerful, original, and genuinely counterintuitive interpretation of the forces driving the increase ininequality, The Captured Economy will be necessary reading for anyone concerned about the rising social and economic divisions in contemporary America.

The Captured Horizon

Heidegger and the "Nachtwachen von Bonaventura"

Author: Kenneth M. Ralston

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110913917

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

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The book series Studies in the History of German Literature covers the whole spectrum of research into German literary history and comprises monographs and collected volumes on individual epochs from the close of the Middle Ages up to the present day. It presents contributions explicating central concepts from literary history and on individual authors and works.

The Case of the Captured Queen

Author: Carolyn Keene

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439114285

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8204

River Heights is the site of a major international chess tournament. Two of the best young players in the world—Greta van Leeuwen and Donna Winston—are set to face off in a battle of wits and nerves. But as Nancy soon discovers, the action isn’t just on the game board. First, someone deliberately ruins the opening ceremony. Then Greta’s sister mysteriously disappears! Greta must win if she wants to see her sister alive again, and as the tournament progresses, the tension builds. The kidnapper is a grand master of menace and deception, and it’s up to Nancy to make all the right moves in this deadly game.

The Captured

Author: Adrian Kyte

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326962167

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

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Life is going well for Torbin. A successful career, a happy marriage. Then something strange happens E and again. So he begins to wonder: has it all been a lie? There is someone who claims to have the answers, a man returned from the past from the dead. Only it seems someone else wants the truth to remain hidden.... An alien visits Earth to study its people. Disguised as a human, her involvement goes far beyond mere observation. She becomes embroiled in a struggle to save what remains of humanity. But already a machine intelligence has transformed Earth into an unrecognizable world, and continues to spread ceaselessly across the galaxy. Yet there is one way to stop them, a weapon held by an old enemy that could itself wipe out all sentient life... There are those who believe they can survive the ultimate destruction. But at what cost?

The Captured Shadow

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: BoD E-Short

ISBN: 3734774586

Category: Fiction

Page: 24

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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: "This Side of Paradise", "The Beautiful and Damned", "The Great Gatsby" (his most famous), and "Tender Is the Night". A fifth, unfinished novel, "The Love of the Last Tycoon", was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with age and despair. Fitzgerald's work has been adapted into films many times. His short story, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", was the basis for a 2008 film. "Tender Is the Night" was filmed in 1962, and made into a television miniseries in 1985. "The Beautiful and Damned" was filmed in 1922 and 2010. "The Great Gatsby" has been the basis for numerous films of the same name, spanning nearly 90 years: 1926, 1949, 1974, 2000, and 2013 adaptations. In addition, Fitzgerald's own life from 1937 to 1940 was dramatized in 1958 in "Beloved Infidel".

The Captured Ones

American Prisoners of War in Germany, 1944-1945

Author: Erik Dyreborg

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595397816

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 5586

A story about a few American airmen who served in Europe during WWII. The stories are narrated by a few of the airmen and recount missions over enemy territory, encounters with enemy fighters, crash landings, and bail outs from burning planes.

The Captured Gazelle

The Poems of Ghani Kashmiri

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184759959

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Every moment it seeks to slip from the mind’s nook Fresh poetic meaning is a gazelle to be captured The Captured Gazelle is an elegant and lucent translation of the poems of the seventeenth-century Persian poet Mulla Tahir Ghani, better known as Ghani Kashmiri. Eulogized by poets such as Mir and Iqbal, Ghani is an outstanding representative of sabk-e-Hindi or the ‘Indian style’ in Persian poetry, which became a hallmark of the Mughal–Safavid literary culture. The introduction situates Ghani against his unique background in which Iranian and Indian poetic cultures came together to create a glorious literary age in Kashmir, while the translations capture Ghani in his wide spectrum of moods—satirical, playful, self-pitying, pessimistic, mystically resigned—bringing alive his wit and ingenuity in a modern idiom without losing hold on the tone.

The Captured Harvest

Creating Exquisite Objects from Nature

Author: Terence Moore

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Pub

ISBN: 9781570760129

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 6546


The captured world

the child and childhood in nineteenth-century women's writing in England

Author: Penny Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children in literature

Page: 222

View: 4747


The Captured Bride of Aspenwood

Author: Peggy Darty

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 9780821739662

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1591

Elizabeth Blake doesn't worry about the curse of Aspenwood Abbey, the old mansion where she is staying, until a blood-stained warning is discovered on her pillow

Religious Lessons

Catholic Sisters and the Captured Schools Crisis in New Mexico

Author: Kathleen Holscher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199781737

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 4668

Based on doctoral dissertation ""Habits in the classroom: A court case regarding Catholic sisters in New Mexico," Princeton (2008).