Rise of the King

Companion Codex, II

Author: R.A. Salvatore

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 0786965517

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1119

In the second book of the Companions Codex, the latest series in R.A. Salvatore’s New York Times best-selling saga of dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden, the orcs of Many Arrows decide to take advantage of the chaos wrought by the Sundering to reignite a blood feud first brought to life in the phenomenal best seller The Thousand Orcs.

Kamehameha

The Rise of a King

Author: David Eyre

Publisher: Kamehameha Schools Press

ISBN: 9780873363228

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1047

"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.

Dancing with the King

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

Author: Michael Belgrave

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 1775589390

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 7285

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 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: 700

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 King's Cardinal

The Rise and Fall of Thomas Wolsey

Author: Peter J Gwyn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446475131

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 688

View: 4367

Proud, greedy, corrupt and driven by overwhelming personal ambition. Such is the traditional image of Thomas Wolsey, Lord Chancellor, Archbishop of York, Bishop of Winchester, Abbot of St. Albans, Bishop if Tournai and Papal Legate. It is an image which Peter Gwyn examines, challenges and decisively overturns in this remarkable book. From exceedingly humble beginnings Wolsey rose to a pinnacle of power unsurpassed by any other British commoner. Peter Gwyn explores every aspect of the Cardinal's career - not least his relationship with Henry VIII - and sets it firmly in a vividly recreated Tudor world. The Wolsey who emerges is a man of prodigious energy and ability, a tireless dispenser of justice, an enlightened reformer wholly dedicated to his king and country - a man who has been consistently misrepresented and maligned for four-and-a-half centuries.

Excalibur

Book Three of the Rise of the King Trilogy

Author: Kevin B. Shearer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544198149

Category:

Page: 290

View: 4733

The final book of the Rise of the King trilogy showcases Arthur's final preparations for him to return to England and take up his mantle. But what will the great King's role be in today's twisted political world?

Against All Odds

Rise of a King

Author: Lionel Lindsey

Publisher: Lionel Lindsey/43952 Entertainment

ISBN: 9780692469156

Category:

Page: 298

View: 9574

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.

King of the World

Muhammed Ali and the Rise of an American Hero

Author: David Remnick

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804173621

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 2709

With an Introduction by Salman Rushdie On the night in 1964 that Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) stepped into the ring with Sonny Liston, he was widely regarded as an irritating freak who danced and talked way too much. Six rounds later Ali was not only the new world heavyweight boxing champion: He was "a new kind of black man" who would shortly transform America's racial politics, its popular culture, and its notions of heroism. No one has captured Ali--and the era that he exhilarated and sometimes infuriated--with greater vibrancy, drama, and astuteness than David Remnick, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin's Tomb (and editor of The New Yorker). In charting Ali's rise from the gyms of Louisville, Kentucky, to his epochal fights against Liston and Floyd Patterson, Remnick creates a canvas of unparalleled richness. He gives us empathetic portraits of wisecracking sportswriters and bone-breaking mobsters; of the baleful Liston and the haunted Patterson; of an audacious Norman Mailer and an enigmatic Malcolm X. Most of all, King of the World does justice to the speed, grace, courage, humor, and ebullience of one of the greatest athletes and irresistibly dynamic personalities of our time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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: 8488

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.

When the Last Lion Roars

The Rise and Fall of the King of the Beasts

Author: Sara Evans

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472916115

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 8011

The illegal killing of Cecil – a famous and magnificent black-maned Zimbabwean lion – by an American big-game hunter in 2015 sparked international outrage. More significantly, it drew the world's attention to the devastating plight of Africa's lions. A century ago, there were more than 200,000 wild lions living in Africa. Today, with that population reduced by more than 90 per cent, many experts believe that without effective conservation plans, Africa's remaining wild lions could be completely wiped out by the mid-half of this century. When the Last Lion Roars explores the historic rise and fall of the lion as a global species, and examines the reasons behind its catastrophic decline. Interwoven with vivid personal encounters of Africa's last lions, Sara Evans questions what is being done to reverse (or at least stem) this population collapse, and she considers the importance of human responsibility in this decline and, more crucially, in their conservation. From the Lion Guardians in Kenya to the Living Walls of Tanzania, and the Hwange Lion Research Project in Zimbabwe, Sara meets both lions and their champions, people who are fighting to bring this iconic species back from the brink of extinction.

The Rise of a King

Author: DeWitt C. Tremaine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781420846652

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 942

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.

2 Samuel

The Fall and Rise of the King

Author: Tim Chester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784982195

Category: Religion

Page: 70

View: 6166

2 Samuel is the story of the rise, fall, and rise of King David, Israel's greatest King. It is also the story of the rule, forgiveness and promise of Israel's God. And as we look at David, we see shadows of Israel's greatest King, his descendant, Christ Jesus. These six studies will bring this part of the Old Testament alive for small groups, showing them the joy of living under the loving rule of the ultimate Shepherd King.

The Rise of Female Kings in Europe, 1300-1800

Author: William Monter

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030017327X

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 429

In this lively and pathbreaking book, William Monter sketches Europe's increasing acceptance of autonomous female rulers between the late Middle Ages and the French Revolution. Monter surveys the governmental records of Europe's thirty women monarchs—the famous (Mary Stuart, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great) as well as the obscure (Charlotte of Cyprus, Isabel Clara Eugenia of the Netherlands)—describing how each of them achieved sovereign authority, wielded it, and (more often than men) abandoned it. Monter argues that Europe's female kings, who ruled by divine right, experienced no significant political opposition despite their gender.

Order of Kings

The Rise of the Penguins Saga

Author: Steven Douglas Hammond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996542432

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 7617

The fifth installment in the Rise of the Penguins travels to South Georgia Island where the aging King Elinthaw is succumbing to a darkness few see. Admiral Gregor suspects something is amiss and embarks on a quest which will take him to the edge of what he thought possible.

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: 2361

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.

The Rise Of The King

Author: Samantha Lee

Publisher: Samantha Lee

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4538

What does the crown prince to the Vampire throne do when he is too young to save the people he loves? He runs away, that’s what Dimitri does when his parents are murdered. Time was what he needed to overcome his enemies, now he is older, stronger, and ready to avenge his family. His destiny won’t wait any longer. His time is now. Join Dimitri's journey from boy to man and from man to King.

Rise of the Dragons (Kings and Sorcerers--Book 1)

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: Morgan Rice

ISBN: 1632911566

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 7375

“If you thought that there was no reason left for living after the end of the Sorcerer’s Ring series, you were wrong. In RISE OF THE DRAGONS Morgan Rice has come up with what promises to be another brilliant series, immersing us in a fantasy of trolls and dragons, of valor, honor, courage, magic and faith in your destiny. Morgan has managed again to produce a strong set of characters that make us cheer for them on every page.…Recommended for the permanent library of all readers that love a well-written fantasy.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos The #1 Bestseller! From #1 Bestselling author Morgan Rice comes a sweeping new epic fantasy series: RISE OF THE DRAGONS (KINGS AND SORCERERS—Book 1). Kyra, 15, dreams of becoming a famed warrior, like her father, even though she is the only girl in a fort of boys. As she struggles to understand her special skills, her mysterious inner power, she realizes she is different than the others. But a secret is being kept from her about her birth and the prophecy surrounding her, leaving her to wonder who she really is. When Kyra comes of age and the local lord comes to take her away, her father wants to wed her off to save her. Kyra, though, refuses, and she journeys out on her own, into a dangerous wood, where she encounters a wounded dragon—and ignites a series of events that will change the kingdom forever. 15 year old Alec, meanwhile, sacrifices for his brother, taking his place in the draft, and is carted off to The Flames, a wall of flames a hundred feet high that wards off the army of Trolls to the east. On the far side of the kingdom, Merk, a mercenary striving to leave behind his dark past, quests through the wood to become a Watcher of the Towers and help guard the Sword of Fire, the magical source of the kingdom’s power. But the Trolls want the Sword, too—and they prepare for a massive invasion that could destroy the kingdoms forever. With its strong atmosphere and complex characters, RISE OF THE DRAGONS is a sweeping saga of knights and warriors, of kings and lords, of honor and valor, of magic, destiny, monsters and dragons. It is a story of love and broken hearts, of deception, of ambition and betrayal. It is fantasy at its finest, inviting us into a world that will live with us forever, one that will appeal to all ages and genders. RISE OF THE VALIANT (KINGS AND SORCERERS--BOOK #2) is now also available! “RISE OF THE DRAGONS succeeds—right from the start…. A superior fantasy…It begins, as it should, with one protagonist's struggles and moves neatly into a wider circle of knights, dragons, magic and monsters, and destiny.…All the trappings of high fantasy are here, from soldiers and battles to confrontations with self….A recommended winner for any who enjoy epic fantasy writing fueled by powerful, believable young adult protagonists.” --Midwest Book Review, D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer “An action packed fantasy sure to please fans of Morgan Rice’s previous novels, along with fans of works such as The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini…. Fans of Young Adult Fiction will devour this latest work by Rice and beg for more.” --The Wanderer, A Literary Journal (regarding Rise of the Dragons)

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: 7657

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.

Bitter Brew

The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer

Author: William Knoedelseder

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062096680

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 1565

“Bitter Brew deftly chronicles the contentious succession of kings in a uniquely American dynasty. You’ll never crack open a six again without thinking of this book.” —John Sayles, Director of Eight Men Out and author of A Moment in the Sun The creators of Budweiser and Michelob beers, the Anheuser-Busch company is one of the wealthiest, most colorful and enduring family dynasties in the history of American commerce. In Bitter Brew, critically acclaimed journalist William Knoedelseder tells the riveting, often scandalous saga of the rise and fall of the dysfunctional Busch family—an epic tale of prosperity, profligacy, hubris, and the dark consequences of success that spans three centuries, from the open salvos of the Civil War to the present day.