As well as recounting Albanov’s vivid, first-person account of his ninety-day ordeal over 235 miles of frozen sea, this expanded paperback edition contains three newly discovered photographs and an extensive new Epilogue by David Roberts ...
Author: Valerian Albanov
Publisher: Modern Library
“One helluva read.”—Newsweek • “Gripping.”—Outside • “Spellbinding.”—Associated Press • “Powerful.”—New York In 1912, the Saint Anna, a Russian exploration vessel in search of fertile hunting grounds, was frozen into the polar ice cap, trapping her crew aboard. For nearly a year and a half, they struggled to stay alive. As all hope of rescue faded, they realized their best chance of survival might be to set out on foot, across hundreds of miles of desolate ice, with their lifeboats dragged behind them on sledges, in hope of reaching safety. Twenty of them chose to stay aboard; thirteen began the trek; of them all, only two survived. Originally published in Russia in 1917, In the Land of White Death was translated into English for the first time by the Modern Library to widespread critical acclaim. As well as recounting Albanov’s vivid, first-person account of his ninety-day ordeal over 235 miles of frozen sea, this expanded paperback edition contains three newly discovered photographs and an extensive new Epilogue by David Roberts based on the never-before-published diary of Albanov’s only fellow survivor, Alexander Konrad. As gripping as Albanov’s own tale, the Epilogue sheds new light on the tragic events of 1912–1914, brings to life many of those who perished (including the infamous captain Brusilov and nurse Zhdanko, the only woman on board), and, inadvertently, reveals one new piece of information—about the identity of the traitors who left Albanov for dead—that is absolutely shocking. “Poetic.”—The Washington Post • “A lost masterpiece.”—Booklist • “A jewel of polar literature.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer • “Vivid . . . [a work of] terrifying beauty.”—The Boston Globe
The Land of White is a combination of cookery book and food memoir which takes the real cooking experiences from the writer straight to your kitchen.
Author: Lina Saad
The Land of White is a combination of cookery book and food memoir which takes the real cooking experiences from the writer straight to your kitchen. The often eclectic recipes, interspersed with charming evocations of the author's beloved homeland, reflect Lebanon's cosmopolitan heritage. The dishes may be simple to make but the results are rich in aroma and flavour, with unique ingredients, and prepare you for a real Lebanese adventure. The fusion of aubergine puree with pomegranate rubies, stuffed Swiss chard cigars and kibbe balls stuffed with minced lamb all create a rich and mindblowing gastronomic extravaganza!
APPENDIX THE STORY OF LADY WHITE BLOOD ( Translated from
phongsawadan müang phatthalung , Thailand National Library Manuscript # 001
. 4 . 26 . The translation tries to follow the text as closely as possible without
Author: Lorraine Gesick
Publisher: SEAP Publications
An examination--through manuscripts preserved from the seventeenth century to the present--of the historical sensibilities and mindset of rural southern Thailand.
First published in 1990 under the title 'Who Killed the Koories?' describing and analysing the conflict between white settlers and Australian Aborigines in the 1840s, focusing in particular on the Port Phillip district.
Author: Michael Cannon
First published in 1990 under the title 'Who Killed the Koories?' describing and analysing the conflict between white settlers and Australian Aborigines in the 1840s, focusing in particular on the Port Phillip district. The author's other publications include the best-selling 'Who's Master, Who's Man?', 'The Landboomers' and 'The Exploration of Australia'.
Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.
Author: Frank Vincent
The Land of the White Elephant - Sights and Scenes in South-Eastern Asia is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1873. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.
'Hilary RobertsonHickling's White Squall on the Land is a deeply compassionate
look at the lives of Caribbean people in the UK and Jamaica. Largely made up of
interviews in the UK and the Caribbean, the book provides us with a unique ...
Author: Hilary Robertson-Hickling
;White Squall on the Land does not flinch from the uncomfortable truths, yet the author's deep commitment to the people she interviews transforms the book into a story of resilience and hope.' Leo Zeilig White Squall on the Land: Narratives of Resilient Caribbean People represents the synthesis of thinking about Caribbean Migration, and mental health. The book links the experience of the home community in the Caribbean to the experience of those who have continued the Caribbean migration process to England. The ongoing struggle against "white squall", a colloquial name for the hunger and deprivation that has plagued the people of the Caribbean for centuries.
You don't suppose the Land of the White Birds has come into existence all of a
sudden on its own, do you? Things wouldn't be so wonderful there if no-one had
fought for them, if everybody had just stood by and watched. It was the children ...
Author: Volker Schmidt
THE LAND OF THE WHITE BIRDS presents a chance for children aged 6-12 and their parents to increase their environmental awareness together. It is a book for reading on your own as well as for reading aloud. The book contains a section with a varied range of activities, based on the super learning system, that help to deepen the children‘s knowledge about processes of cause and effect in our natural environment. Young readers are captivated following the adventures of Nick, a young hare who lives in the country, and Croak, a city-dwelling raven. The two face a series of challenges that threaten to endanger and destroy their habitat, nature around them and indeed our whole planet. But there is also Mull, a wise mole. He can see into the future and he knows that the efforts many people make to create a worthwhile future won't be in vain. Also, Mull knows that it is children in particular - the "little humans", as he calls them - who can help the plants, the animals and the whole earth to have a better life.
Next morning, the fog having lifted, we observed land on the starboard beam,
bearing east by south; and thinking we might be over one of the Torske banks,
we sounded, but found no bottom at seventy fathoms. A 46 Fog disappears—
Land in ...
Author: Frederick George Innes-Lillingston
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In June 1875, Allen Young's steam yacht Pandora set out for the Arctic. This 1876 narrative recounts the four-month voyage.
An exploration of one of England's great ancient monuments: the 360-foot-long chalk White Horse at Uffington.
Author: David Miles
An exploration of one of England's great ancient monuments: the 360-foot-long chalk White Horse at Uffington.
At the same time, the Fort Laramie Treaty recognized white men who lived with
Teton Sioux wives and families as full tribal ... U.S. government authorities tried to
persuade the Sioux to cede more of their land in the Black Hills area but the ...
Author: Lauren L. Basson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Racial mixture posed a distinct threat to European American perceptions of the nation and state in the late nineteenth century, says Lauren Basson, as it exposed and disrupted the racial categories that organized political and social life in the United States. Offering a provocative conceptual approach to the study of citizenship, nationhood, and race, Basson explores how racial mixture challenged and sometimes changed the boundaries that defined what it meant to be American. Drawing on government documents, press coverage, and firsthand accounts, Basson presents four fascinating case studies concerning indigenous people of "mixed" descent. She reveals how the ambiguous status of racially mixed people underscored the problematic nature of policies and practices based on clearly defined racial boundaries. Contributing to timely discussions about race, ethnicity, citizenship, and nationhood, Basson demonstrates how the challenges to the American political and legal systems posed by racial mixture helped lead to a new definition of what it meant to be American--one that relied on institutions of private property and white supremacy.
White settlers soon came to the healthy highlands of Southern and Northern
Rhodesia. Nyasaland, administered directly by the Colonial Office in London,
attracted fewer settlers. Northern Rhodesia, which in 1924 likewise fell to direct ...
Author: John Ashley Soames Grenville
Publisher: Psychology Press
Provides a comprehensive survey of the key events and personalities of this period.
That is because the white people never cared for land or deer or bear. When we
Indians kill meat, we eat it all up. When we dig roots, we make little holes. When
we build houses, we make little holes. When we burn grass for grasshoppers, we
Author: Chris J. Magoc
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
An anthology of period documents that illustrate important facets of Americans' changing relationship with nature.
3 : A LASK AN IND I A N L AND S The land problems of the Indians, Eskimos and
Aleuts of Alaska remain unsolved to this day. Neither Russia, during its
occupation of the periphery of Alaska, nor the United States, during the first
Author: Wilcomb E. Washburn
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Red Man's Land/White Man's Law is a history of the legal status of the American Indians and their land from the period of first contact with Europeans down to the present day. It begins with the efforts of colonial authorities-Spanish, British, and French-to deal with tribal sovereignty and carries the discussion of U. S. -Indian legal relations through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Tribal sovereignty was eroded from the very beginning, but more recently it has emerged as a powerful force in American and Canadian law and touches upon many current legal issues, such as land allotment and land claims; definitions of Indian status; hunting, fishing, and water rights; and tribal relations with Congress, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Canadian government. First published in 1971, this second edition contains a new preface and an extensive afterword discussing important legal events and issues in the last twenty-five years, making this a complete, up-to-date survey of legal relations between the United States and the American Indian.
—Hamilton Fish, 1947 MUNDO BIMBO Even as anti-immigrant fervor gripped
large parts of the United States during the 2000s, one unexpected border crosser
was doing quite well in the land of white bread. Since 1996, Mexico's industrial ...
Author: Aaron Bobrow-Strain
Publisher: Beacon Press
What can the history of America's one-hundred-year love-hate relationship with sliced white bread tell us about contemporary efforts to change the way we eat? Fluffy industrial loaves are about as far from slow, local, and organic as you can get, but the story of social reformers, food experts, and diet gurus who believed that getting people to eat certain food could restore the nation's decaying physical, moral, and social fabric will sound very familiar. White Bread teaches us that when Americans debate what one should eat, they are also wrestling with larger questions of race, class, immigration, and gender. As Bobrow-Strain traces the story of bread, from the first factory loaf to the latest gourmet pain au levain, he shows how efforts to champion "good food" reflect dreams of a better society--even as they reinforce stark social hierarchies. In the early twentieth century, the factory-baked loaf heralded a new future, a world away from the hot, dusty, "dirty" bakeries run by immigrants. This bread, the original "superfood," was fortified with vitamins and marketed as patriotic. However, sixties counterculture made white bread an icon of all that was wrong with America. Today, the alternative food movement favors foods deemed ethical and environmentally correct to eat. In a time when open disdain for "unhealthy" eaters and discrimination on the basis of eating habits grow increasingly acceptable, White Bread is a timely and important examination of what we talk about when we talk about food.
The story held that "when the white man came to our country he had the Bible
and we had the land. The white man said to us, 'let us pray.' After the prayer, the
white man had the land and we had the Bible."1 The story summarizes the ...
Author: Musa W. Dube Shomanah
Publisher: Chalice Press
Noting that the ways of interpreting the Bible now practiced in the West are patriarchal and oppressive of those in other parts of the world, Dube offers an alternative interpretation that attends to and respects needs of women in the two-thirds world. In a provocative and insightful reading of the book of Matthew, she shows us how to read the Bible as decolonizing rather than imperialist literature.