Kamehameha

The Rise of a King

Author: David Eyre

Publisher: Kamehameha Schools Press

ISBN: 9780873363228

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8861

"A work of historical fiction based on Hawaiian sources and years of research. The stories shed new light on Kamehameha's upbringing and his lifelong quest to unify the Hawaiian Islands"--Jacket.

The Rise of a King

Author: DeWitt C. Tremaine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781420846652

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 4464

Follow along as the author relates his experiences from the time he enlists in the Army Air Force in 1942, thru training as an Aviation Cadet and finally as the pilot-in-command of a B-17 Flying Fortress as the 8th Air Force mounts its attack against Hitler's Germany. Enjoy moments of humor, live incidents of aviation suspense and feel the sorrow of tragic times.

A Gangster's Revenge III

The Rise of a King

Author: Aryanna

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523254156

Category:

Page: 196

View: 5056

DEVAUGHN MITCHELL is back and he's finally got that bird in hand with his sights set on what lurks in the bush. As he maneuvers his way to his ultimate goal, there are only a few people he can trust and the list is even shorter for those who are safe from his wrath. The Mitchell's motto is Family over Everything. But will that hold true when the predators become the prey? Or will self-preservation prove to be the code that they live and die by? Even with old scores settled, the slate can never be clean because time doesn't heal all wounds. But when seeking revenge, one should dig a grave for himself while digging one for his enemies. A GANGSTER'S REVENGE 3 gives you the old and the new with loyalty and life being the things up for grabs. Along the way many shall perish as they contest THE RISE OF A KING.

The Rise of a King

Kamehameha Set

Author: David Kawika Eyre,Imaikalani Kalahele

Publisher: Kamehameha Schools Press

ISBN: 9780873362245

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 202

View: 7454


A Gangster's Revenge 3

The Rise of a King

Author: Aryanna

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781948878326

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

View: 999

A GANGSTER'S REVENGE 3 gives you the old and the new with loyalty and life being the things up for grabs. Along the way many shall perish as they contest THE RISE OF A KING.

Against All Odds

Rise of a King

Author: Lionel Lindsey

Publisher: Lionel Lindsey/43952 Entertainment

ISBN: 9780692469156

Category:

Page: 298

View: 6240

Against All Odds: Rise of A king gives a riveting account of Linz and his crew the 4 kings as they navigate their way thru the merciless streets of Pittsburgh, Pa. As they attempt to rise to the top and be seated amongst the steel city's elite players in the game. Although the love of money & it's evil twin power is evident, it's the strong desire of revenge that truly motivates them.

My Lord John

A tale of intrigue, honor and the rise of a king

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402227108

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9462

There are heroes and villains but only one king... John, Duke of Bedford, grew to manhood fighting for his father, King Henry IV of England, on the wild and lawless Northern Marches. He was a prince of the royal blood, loyal, strong, and the greatest ally that his brother?the future Henry V?was to have. Filled with the clash of bitter rivalries and deadly power struggles, this is Georgette Heyer's last and most ambitious novel, bringing to life a character and a period she found irresistibly attractive. Bonus reading group guide available inside PRAISE FOR GEORGETTE HEYER "Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to." New York Times Book Review "The real charm of the story lies in the vivid portrayal of life in the Middle Ages, the dominance of the church and the character of John whose responsibilities seem heavy for his years. Childhood was short, apparently, in those long-ago times. And Miss Heyer's use of words and expressions is fascinating, a constant reminder of the period and how language changes." Wichita Falls Times "Miss Heyer was an outstanding storyteller." Times Literary Supplement "With incredibly extensive scholarship, Miss Heyer tells the drama of an entire era." Columbus Dispatch "Miss Heyer brings the spirit of the Middle Ages to life in every chapter." Best Sellers

King of the World

Picador Classic

Author: David Remnick

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447289560

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 501

With an introduction by Salman Rushdie With a new afterword by the author It was the night of February 25, 1964. A cloud of cigar smoke drifted through the ring lights. Cassius Clay threw punches into the gray floating haze and waited for the bell. When Cassius Clay burst onto the sports scene in the 1950s, he broke the mould. He changed the world of sports and went on to change the world itself: from his early fights as Cassius Clay, the young, wiry man from Louisville, unwilling to play the noble and grateful warrior in a white world, to becoming Muhammad Ali, the voice of black America and the most recognised face on the planet. King of the World is the story of an incredible rise to power, a book of battles fought inside the ring and out. With grace and power, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Remnick tells of a transcendent athlete and entertainer, a rapper before rap was born. Ali was a mirror of his era, a dynamic figure in the racial and cultural clashes of his time and King of the World is a classic piece of non-fiction and a book worthy of America's most dynamic modern hero.

The Rise of the Pirate King

Author: Paul R. Wonning

Publisher: Mossy Feet Books

ISBN: 1370348509

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5398

Under the vicious assault of Gwaum, the Kingdom of Sylvanhaven fell. The few that fled the catastrophe barely escaped with their lives. Tarque rescued Prince Bearl, heir to the kingdom, only to fall victim to pirates.

The King's Three Faces

The Rise and Fall of Royal America, 1688-1776

Author: Brendan McConville

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807838861

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 5900

Reinterpreting the first century of American history, Brendan McConville argues that colonial society developed a political culture marked by strong attachment to Great Britain's monarchs. This intense allegiance continued almost until the moment of independence, an event defined by an emotional break with the king. By reading American history forward from the seventeenth century rather than backward from the Revolution, McConville shows that political conflicts long assumed to foreshadow the events of 1776 were in fact fought out by factions who invoked competing visions of the king and appropriated royal rites rather than used abstract republican rights or pro-democratic proclamations. The American Revolution, McConville contends, emerged out of the fissure caused by the unstable mix of affective attachments to the king and a weak imperial government. Sure to provoke debate, The King's Three Faces offers a powerful counterthesis to dominant American historiography.

The Rise and Fall of a Dragon King

Author: Lynn Abbey

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 9780786904761

Category: Fantasy games

Page: 310

View: 6546

The much-feared sorcerer-king of Urik, Hamanu joins a plot to force a transmutation that will allow him to avoid his own corruption but that will destroy all of Urik in the process. Original. 65,000 first printing.

The Once and Future King

The Rise of Crown Government in America

Author: F. H. Buckley

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594037949

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 8024

This remarkable book shatters just about every myth surrounding American government, the Constitution, and the Founding Fathers, and offers the clearest warning about the alarming rise of one-man rule in the age of Obama. Most Americans believe that this country uniquely protects liberty, that it does so because of its Constitution, and that for this our thanks must go to the Founders, at their Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. F. H. Buckley’s book debunks all these myths. America isn’t the freest country around, according to the think tanks that study these things. And it’s not the Constitution that made it free, since parliamentary regimes are generally freer than presidential ones. Finally, what we think of as the Constitution, with its separation of powers, was not what the Founders had in mind. What they expected was a country in which Congress would dominate the government, and in which the president would play a much smaller role. Sadly, that’s not the government we have today. What we have instead is what Buckley calls Crown government: the rule of an all-powerful president. The country began in a revolt against one king, and today we see the dawn of a new kind of monarchy. What we have is what Founder George Mason called an “elective monarchy,” which he thought would be worse than the real thing. Much of this is irreversible. Constitutional amendments to redress the balance of power are extremely unlikely, and most Americans seem to have accepted, and even welcomed, Crown government. The way back lies through Congress, and Buckley suggests feasible reforms that it might adopt, to regain the authority and respect it has squandered.

Dancing with the King

The Rise and Fall of the King Country, 1864-1885

Author: Michael Belgrave

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 1775589382

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 1977

After the battle of Orakau in 1864 and the end of the war in the Waikato, Tawhiao, the second Maori King, and his supporters were forced into an armed isolation in the Rohe Potae, the King Country. For the next twenty years, the King Country operated as an independent state - a land governed by the Maori King where settlers and the Crown entered at risk of their lives. Dancing with the King is the story of the King Country when it was the King's country, and of the negotiations between the King and the Queen that finally opened the area to European settlement. For twenty years, the King and the Queen's representatives engaged in a dance of diplomacy involving gamesmanship, conspiracy, pageantry and hard headed politics, with the occasional act of violence or threat of it. While the Crown refused to acknowledge the King's legitimacy, the colonial government and the settlers were forced to treat Tawhiao as a King, to negotiate with him as the ruler and representative of a sovereign state, and to accord him the respect and formality that this involved. Colonial negotiators even made Tawhiao offers of settlement that came very close to recognising his sovereign authority. Dancing with the King is a riveting account of a key moment in New Zealand history as an extraordinary cast of characters - Tawhiao and Rewi Maniapoto, Donald McLean and George Grey - negotiated the role of the King and the Queen, of Maori and Pakeha, in New Zealand.

The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King

A History of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 1844-1909

Author: Geoffrey Owen Cobb

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978415461

Category:

Page: 350

View: 8446

The history of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and the rise of the American sugar industry are so intertwined that it is impossible to separate them. The Havemeyer family built the world's largest sugar refinery that would be renamed Domino, but also constructed a sugar empire that made Henry Havemeyer one of the richest and most powerful men in America. This book chronicles Henry Havemeyer's ascent and reign as the "Sugar King" of the United States. It is a tale of greed, crime, wealth, power and corruption, but it is also the story of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King, based on extensive historical research, recounts the lives of a half dozen Williamsburg residents during the years from 1844 to 1909.

Once a King, Always a King

The Unmaking of a Latin King

Author: Reymundo Sanchez

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 156976235X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9745

This riveting sequel to "My Bloody Life" traces Reymundo Sanchez's struggle to create a "normal" life outside the Latin Kings, one of the nation's most notorious street gangs, and to move beyond his past. Sanchez illustrates how the Latin King motto "once a king, always a king" rings true and details the difficulty and danger of leaving that life behind. Filled with heart-pounding scenes of his backslide into drugs, sex, and violence, Once a King, Always a King recounts how Sanchez wound up behind bars and provides an engrossing firsthand account of how the Latin Kings are run from inside the prison system. Harrowing testaments to Sanchez's determination to rebuild his life include his efforts to separate his family from gang life and his struggle to adapt to marriage and the corporate world. Despite temptations, nightmares, regressions into violence, and his own internal demons, Sanchez makes an uneasy peace with his new life. This raw, powerful, and brutally honest memoir traces the transformation of an accomplished gangbanger into a responsible citizen.

The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder

Labor's Last Best Weapon

Author: David H. Webber

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674972139

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 7463

David H. Webber shines a light on labor's most potent remaining weapon: its multitrillion-dollar pension funds. Outmaneuvered at the bargaining table and in the courts, state houses, and Washington, worker organizations are beginning to exercise muscle through markets. Shareholder activism is a rare good-news story for America's working class.--

Pablo Escobar

The Rise and Fall of The King of Cocaine

Author: J.D. Rockefeller

Publisher: J.D. Rockefeller

ISBN: 1519427476

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 30

View: 8774

Life is what you make it. Nobody can ever tell how in the world a young middle-class and innocent boy became one of the most wanted and most notorious criminal in the world. Sometimes, circumstances can change an angel into a devil and vice versa. A person is the only one who can decide for his own life and of the future that he would love to have soon. Money is one of the things that can make a person change into someone that is very unlike of him. Pablo Escobar is one of those innocent people who became the most destructive person of the past due to some changes in his life that had a great influence on him. Who says that only those celebrities are the most influential and most famous persons on earth? Pablo Escobar is famous not because he is a celebrity, but because he was one of the most notorious and richest Colombian drug lord who has supplied over 80% of cocaine that were smuggled into the United States. Pablo Escobar was widely known in the world as the "King of Cocaine" and became a big name in the industry of black market when he became the wealthiest criminal that has ever lived in history; with an estimated net worth of about 30 billion US dollars way back in the early 1990s. Aside from that, he had an approximately 50 billion US dollars when his money that was buried in several parts of Colombia are included. This book tells the beginnings and the brutal rise as well as the fall of the world's most dangerous outlaw and Colombian King of Cocaine Pablo Escobar, whose injustice criminal empire and reign held a whole nation of over 30 million hostages. His criminal empire has brought a reign of complete chaos and terror that would only end with Pablo Escobar's death and this had happened after a 16-month manhunt for Escobar. At his height and peak of success in 1980s, Pablo Escobar owned planes and fleets of luxury boats, and 19 different residences and mansions in Medellin, each with its very own helipad. There are many attempts to capture him, but he just simply bought off the police, judges and politicians all throughout the country and he killed the others who did not cooperate with him. The Colombian government tried many times to capture him, but he always evaded them. But in 1988, around one thousand national police searched and raided one of his luxurious mansions and with pure luck, he was caught with his pants down, literally.

In the Court of the Pear King

French Culture and the Rise of Realism

Author: Sandy Petrey

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801443411

Category: History

Page: 178

View: 5060

Sandy Petrey explores the factors accounting for such consequential innovations in so short a time, so restricted a space. In Petrey's view, these disparate events betoken a common recognition of society's capacity to make and unmake what it recognizes as real."--Jacket.