The Lost Land

The Chicano Image of the Southwest

Author: John R. Chávez

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826307507

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 6860

"Seeks to demonstrate that Chicanos, precisely because of their long-standing presence in the region, have developed their own images of the Southwest, many of which conflict sharply with Anglo-American views."--Raymund A. Paredes, University of California, Los Angeles "A boldly conceived, wide-ranging essay that grapples thoughtfully with complex and subtle issues."--David J. Weber

Survival of the Fittest and How the Lost Boy Survived It All

Author: Mator Adol Mawien

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449778860

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

View: 6818

Since 1983, Sudan has been the epicenter of a horrific conflict. Battles between northern Sudan’s government forces and the southern Sudanese People’s Liberation Army have left scars and ethnic divisions too numerous for world media to cover. Each day, thousands of refugees escape to neighboring regions. Mass killings, torture, and rape are common practice within and around the borders. Survival of the Fittest is not only the story of Mator Adol-Mawien’s survival but his relentless drive to find freedom from his captors and justice for his people. Malek Tor, a wise man known for his predictions in my Dinka village, predicted my birth. He said my parents’ fourth born would be a boy, and they were to name him Mator. It means dust storm, wind storm, and tornado in the Dinka language. It would not be long before he was proven correct. I was the throne-holder for my family, a future king, and I was treated very well. All who entered my kingdom knew that I had a big heart and followed in my father’s greatness. But when the northern army entered my village with the intent to kill and destroy, escaping Sudan became the only option for my survival. I was only nine years old when SPLA soldiers rescued me from my village, telling me that they wanted to make sure my village was safe before they would reunite me with my family. Thousands of miles later, I realized they lied. The civil war killed many in my village, including my father and other family members. Many of my friends either died or found themselves torn from their families, as I had been.

Outpost Kelly

A Tanker's Story

Author: Jack R. Siewert

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817353410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

View: 9212

War at its most personal and lethal during the last four days of July 1952.

The Best of the Legion Outpost

Author: Glen Cadigan

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781893905368

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 158

View: 4291

Presents material originally published in the "Legion Outpost," a newsletter for the Legion of Super-Heroes fan club.

The Outpost

Author: Paul Lederer

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480487856

Category: Fiction

Page: 155

View: 2745

In a lonely army outpost, a group of misfits waits for rescue—or death A few minutes before midnight in the barren New Mexico desert, Big John leads a prisoner to his doom. Although only nineteen years old, the boy is a killer, and will be hanged as soon as they reach the next town. But between these men and civilization lies an expanse of hell. Not far from the outpost, they find a family slaughtered by the Comanche. The outpost should mean safety, but the army has gone to hunt the Indians, leaving behind no one but a tubercular corporal, a green lieutenant, and a group of wandering ladies. The party hunkers down to pray for reinforcements, but there will be more arrivals at the outpost before the Comanche strike. As Big John waits for deliverance, he wonders where the real danger lies—in the moonlit desert sands, or inside the walls of the fort.

Martian Outpost

The Challenges of Establishing a Human Settlement on Mars

Author: Erik Seedhouse

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387981918

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 4864

Mars Outpost provides a detailed insight into the various technologies, mission architectures, medical requirements, and training needed to send humans to Mars. It focuses on mission objectives and benefits, and the risks and complexities that are compounded when linked to an overall planet exploration program involving several expeditions and setting up a permanent presence on the surface. The first section provides the background to sending a human mission to Mars. Analogies are made with early polar exploration and the expeditions of Shackleton, Amundsen, and Mawson. The interplanetary plans of the European Space Agency, NASA, and Russia are examined, including the possibility of one or more nations joining forces to send humans to Mars. Current mission architectures, such as NASA’s Constellation, ESA’s Aurora, and Ross Tierney’s DIRECT, are described and evaluated. The next section looks at how humans will get to the Red Planet, beginning with the preparation of the crew. The author examines the various analogues to understand the problems Mars-bound astronauts will face. Additional chapters describe the transportation hardware necessary to launch 4-6 astronauts on an interplanetary trajectory to Mars, including the cutting edge engineering and design of life support systems required to protect crews for more than a year from the lethal radiation encountered in deep space. NASA’s current plan is to use standard chemical propulsion technology, but eventually Mars crews will take advantage of advanced propulsion concepts, such as the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, ion drives and nuclear propulsion. The interplanetary options for reaching Mars, as well as the major propulsive maneuvers required and the trajectories and energy requirements for manned and unmanned payloads, are reviewed . Another chapter addresses the daunting medical problems and available countermeasures for humans embarking on a mission to Mars: the insidious effects of radiation on the human body and the deleterious consequences of bone and muscle deconditioning. Crew selection will be considered, bearing in mind the strong possibility that they may not be able to return to Earth. Still another chapter describes the guidance, navigation, and control system architecture, as well as the lander design requirements and crew tasks and responsibilities required to touch down on the Red Planet. Section 3 looks at the surface mission architectures. Seedhouse describes such problems as radiation, extreme temperatures, and construction challenges that will be encountered by colonists. He examines proposed concepts for transporting cargo and astronauts long distances across the Martian surface using magnetic levitation systems, permanent rail systems, and flying vehicles. In the penultimate chapter of the book, the author explains an adaptable and mobile exploration architecture that will enable long-term human exploration of Mars, perhaps making it the next space-based tourist location.

A Wilderness of Words

Closure and Disclosure in Conrad's Short Fiction

Author: Ted Billy,Theodore Billy

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 9780896723894

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

View: 6041

Beginning with a detailed discussion of Conrad's ambivalence toward the function of language and the meaning of fiction, Ted Billy explores the problematical sense of an ending in Conrad's tales and novellas. Billy demonstrates that Conrad's endings, instead of reinforcing the meaning of the narrative or lending finality, actually provide a contrasting perspective that clashes with the narrative's general drift.

Riding Rockets

The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut

Author: Mike Mullane

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743276833

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 382

View: 2710

A memoir of the author's career with the space shuttle program describes his work as a Mission Specialist in the first group of shuttle astronauts, and hundreds of hours spent aboard Discovery and Atlantis.

Lost in the Wild

Danger and Survival in the North Woods

Author: Cary Griffith

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society

ISBN: 9780873516822

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 5767

"Lost in the Wild" is the true survival odysseys of two wilderness trekkers who entered the woods in search of tranquility but were forced to suffer dizzying confusion and unending frustration as they faced seemingly insurmountable hurdles in a race to survive.

Adventure Path

The Lost Outpost (Ruins of Azlant)

Author: Jim Groves

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781601259646


Page: 96

View: 7728

Trouble in Paradise The Ruins of Azlant Adventure Path beginswith the adventurers standing on the deck of a ship ready to make landfall attheir new home. However, dread settles in as they notice that the colony isempty and abandoned. Tasked with uncovering the whereabouts of the prior groupof colonists, the adventurers go ashore and explore the deserted settlement.Uncovering strange evidence leads the adventurers across the island, where theyencounter two survivors who can give them clues as to the fate of the rest ofthe first wave of settlers. Can the adventurers survive long enough to discoverwhat truly befell the fledglingcolony? This volume of PathfinderAdventure Path launches theRuins of AzlantAdventure Pathand includes: * "The Lost Outpost," a Pathfinderadventure for 1st-level characters, by Jim Groves. * A detailed look at some of the othercolonists who make up the colony of Talmandor's Bounty and the roles they playin the campaign, by Jim Groves. * A deep dive into the bizarre andalien ecology of the alghollthus-the family of creatures that includes thedevious aboleths, by Greg A. Vaughan. * A bestiary of new monsters found inthe shattered continent, by Jim Groves, Isabelle Lee, and LuisLoza. Each monthly full-color softcover Pathfinder AdventurePath volume contains an in-depth adventure scenario, stats for several newmonsters, and support articles meant to give Game Masters additional material toexpand their campaign. Pathfinder Adventure Path volumes use the Open GameLicense and work with both the Pathfinder RPG and the world's oldestfantasy RPG.

The Shadow Of What Was Lost

The Licanius Trilogy, Book 1

Author: James Islington

Publisher: Aslaradis Publishing

ISBN: 0992580226

Category: Fiction

Page: 604

View: 4716

*** Promotion - returns to $4.99 on 7/28 *** "...will appeal not only to The Wheel of Time readers, but to anybody looking for a coming-of-age fantasy tale with likeable characters and strong worldbuilding." - Fantasy Faction It has been twenty years since the end of the war. The dictatorial Augurs - once thought of almost as gods - were overthrown and wiped out during the conflict, their much-feared powers mysteriously failing them. Those who had ruled under them, men and women with a lesser ability known as the Gift, avoided the Augurs' fate only by submitting themselves to the rebellion's Four Tenets. A representation of these laws is now written into the flesh of any who use the Gift, forcing those so marked into absolute obedience. As a student of the Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war fought – and lost – before he was born. Despised by most beyond the school walls, he and those around him are all but prisoners as they attempt to learn control of the Gift. Worse, as Davian struggles with his lessons, he knows that there is further to fall if he cannot pass his final tests. But when Davian discovers he has the ability to wield the forbidden power of the Augurs, he sets into motion a chain of events that will change everything. To the north, an ancient enemy long thought defeated begins to stir. And to the west, a young man whose fate is intertwined with Davian’s wakes up in the forest, covered in blood and with no memory of who he is…

Wyoming Folklore

Reminiscences, Folktales, Beliefs, Customs, and Folk Speech

Author: Federal Writers' Federal Writers' Project

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803267916

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 3148

In 1935, in the depths of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt issued an executive order creating the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP). Out-of-work teachers, writers, and scholars fanned out across the country to collect and document local lore. This book reveals the remarkable results of the FWP in Wyoming at a time when it was still possible to interview Civil War veterans and former slaves, homesteaders and Oregon Trail migrants, soldiers of the Great War and Native Americans who remembered Little Big Horn. The work of the FWP in Wyoming, collected and edited here for the first time, comprises a rich repository of folklore and history and a firsthand look at the Old West in the process of becoming the new American frontier. Wyoming Folklore presents the legends, local and oral histories, and pioneer stories that defined the state in the early twentieth century.

Lost Villages of Flagstaff Lake

Author: Alan L. Burnell,Kenny R. Wing

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738573205

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 1322

Permanent settlers began arriving at the village of Flagstaff around the 1820s, drawn by its advantageous location along the Dead River floodplain and the availability of waterpower at the outlet to Flagstaff Pond. In 1923, the Maine legislature passed a bill condemning a 25-mile section of the upper Dead River Valley to inundation, causing the eventual permanent flooding of the villages of Flagstaff, Dead River, and Bigelow. The bill authorized the construction of a dam at the river narrows at Long Falls and the subsequent creation of Flagstaff Lake. The properties in these towns were obtained by the process of eminent domain, and residents were forced to relocate. In the spring of 1950, Flagstaff Lake was officially created when the gates in Long Falls Dam were closed. It remains a controversial project today.

Outpost of Occupation

The Nazi Occupation of the Channel Islands 1940-45

Author: Barry Turner

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1845137248

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 4960

DIV The Channel Islands were what could have happened to all of us: a test-run of German occupation. That was certainly Hitler’s plan. Once Britain had demilitarised the idyllic, unspoilt holiday islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark in 1940 their fate was sealed: in July the Germans invaded. The following five years in their history offer an intriguing, and often uncomfortable, virtual history of how Britain might have looked under Nazi rule – and how British people, more to the point, might have responded to it, whether through submission, courageous resistance or even collaboration. Barry Turner’s is the first history of the Occupation since Madeleine Bunting’s acclaimed but controversial A Model Occupation in 1995. It is an extremely readable and above all fair-minded account, rich in personal testimonies, showing the extreme privations suffered by the Channel Islanders, so utterly cut adrift by Britain – even if for defensible reasons of wartime expediency –, and above all the huge moral and civic task required of their pre-war governing class, several of whom could hardly have been expected to rise to the occasion. It also draws on newly released documents in the Public Record Office to reveal the messy confusion of Britain’s postwar attitude to the Channel Islands, a source of enduring resentment there. /div

Lost Battalions

The Great War and the Crisis of American Nationality

Author: Richard Slotkin

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466860936

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 1656

"A work of stunning density and penetrating analysis . . . Lost Battalions deploys a narrative symmetry of gratifying complexity."—David Levering Lewis, The Nation During the bloodiest days of World War I, no soldiers served more valiantly than the African American troops of the 369th Infantry—the fabled Harlem Hellfighters—and the legendary 77th "lost battalion" composed of New York City immigrants. Though these men had lived up to their side of the bargain as loyal American soldiers, the country to which they returned solidified laws and patterns of social behavior that had stigmatized them as second-class citizens. Richard Slotkin takes the pulse of a nation struggling with social inequality during a decisive historical moment, juxtaposing social commentary with battle scenes that display the bravery and solidarity of these men. Enduring grueling maneuvers, and the loss of so many of their brethren, the soldiers in the lost battalions were forever bound by their wartime experience. Both a riveting combat narrative and a brilliant social history, Lost Battalions delivers a richly detailed account of the fierce fight for equality in the shadow of a foreign war.