A Day with a Troubadour

Format: Library Binding Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 12.45 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Religious intolerance and violence on all sides broke centuries of learning and culture. This landed on my doorstep as an unsolicited review copy with a cover that, to be perfectly honest, didn’t appeal to me all that much (okay, not at all). She invented a colorful history for herself and danced for audiences with her heart and soul. Masters of Rome: Masters of Rome is set during the last days of the old Roman Republic. He travels to the Old World, to places of origin: Jerusalem, the holy city; Rome (and thus by implication the Vatican); New Orleans, one of the first cities in the United States; and the south of France, Latour's boyhood home. [...]


Format: Hardcover Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 13.58 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Vivacious and fun-loving: that’s the kind of bride the reserved doctor needs. Author, title and brief summary for about 300 historical novels in these separate categories: Napoleon, Josephine, and their Families; Seafaring and Warfare at Sea and on Land; Europe in the Napoleonic Era; Napoleonic Era Mysteries; Haiti and Toussaint Louverture: 'The Black Napoleon.' Napoleonic War Fiction (Northbrook Public Library, IL): Lists about 20 titles, with author and summary, from Tom Connery's Redcoats and Rebels: The American Revolution in Fact and Fiction (Lynne M. [...]

Weapons of the Wolfhound

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 14.44 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Most importantly, quantum physics was a revolution in the way we think about matter. There were some pivotal events in the first century AD that Josephus does not record. He was brought up in the use of her sacraments, and in obedience to her precepts and reverence for her ministers. Tom's words suggest both the "little town" of Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn," its streets forever empty and silent and the "stiller town" of Housman's poem, where the body of the athlete is borne. [...]

The Boy's King Arthur

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.13 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Rhett, Scarlett, and Tara plantation are fictitious, but the story is driven by a real historic event. It seems likely that Cather, who loved concerts, wrote music reviews early on, and had a passion for the opera, would have been aware of Massenet's Cather's awareness of Goethe's novel also remains plausible, for as Bernice Slate writes, in Cather's student days she was enthusiastic about French authors but also liked Heine and "knew something of Goethe" (38). [...]

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

Format: Hardcover Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 8.34 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Their land and wealth was a means of securing greater wealth and political power for the combined families. Almost innocuously, sherry allows Cather to distance herself from some of her emotional associations with France and to reconnect to her strong interest in the Spanish past of the American Southwest. The very notion of a culture depends upon a belief in a common history that members of that culture recognize themselves as meaningfully sharing. [...]

A Sea-Queen's Sailing

Format: Hardcover Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 10.86 MB Downloadable formats: PDF This is fiction set in a distinctive historical period other than the one the author lives in, which brushes up against actual historical figures if it doesn't star them outright. As a cultural figure she embodies salient features of her times and helps us characterize the age in which she lived. An additional source for Anglo-Saxon names right up to the reign of King John is the Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum edited by William George Searle in 1897. [...]

Early Thunder

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 12.33 MB Downloadable formats: PDF These approaches often lead back to beginnings: the novels and stories about the immigrant peoples and their struggles against an untamed prairie that Cather knew as a child. While there are some plot holes that are never addressed, this story gives us a glimpse into the fearful environment of this communist country just before the Berlin Wall comes down. Filled with intrigue, battles, plot twists, tragedy and romance. One web (or similar graphic organizer) per source, with the source information recorded at the top of the page. [...]

Stories of Roland (Illustrated)

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 6.69 MB Downloadable formats: PDF It’s hard enough to write from another character’s perspective, but even harder when you have to do it in a completely alien place and time (and possibly language.) Do what you can to prevent mistakes, but when (not if) they occur, learn from them and move on. But when the new family arrives, the son turns out to be a girl called Emma. The books always are about a young boy trying to survive the historically important, life-changing event. [...]

Orphan of Destiny: Book 3 (The Youngest Templar)

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 9.86 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Lu didn’t want to move to any city; he was happy in the countryside. From the window he could see, far away, just on the horizon, along, blue, hazy smear—Lake Michigan, the inland sea of his childhood. The story’s villain hits Kaille close to home in this book, and for a moment I feared we were headed toward the end of this series. O'Brien posits an important social change happening at the historical moment of Cather's love for Pound. This was a very interesting read that I read with an online book club a number of years ago. [...]

King-Born: The life of Olaf the Viking, King of the Danes

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 13.89 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Fujiwara no Sanemori was a high-born courtier who met a ghostly woman in 1045 who turned him into a vampire. Once I'd written that paragraph, next thing I knew I had the Prides, Harry and Zena, who made a bare-bones living following the marathon dance contests that were part of the general 20's nuttiness. Characters have dimension, day-to-day life is presented, and settings are easily seen in the mind's eye. No Church Father or Council or any other early Church record indicates that he finished his days anywhere but in Rome. [...]