Praised by the likes of Joe Abercrombie and Brent Weeks, Stephen Deas has made dragons his own.
Author: Stephen Deas
Publisher: Hachette UK
Praised by the likes of Joe Abercrombie and Brent Weeks, Stephen Deas has made dragons his own. The Silver King, half-god, legend and myth, is returning. Once he fought his brother, the Black Moon, and his dragons, and was defeated. But the Black Moon was also weakened, and a millennia has passed. Humanity has grown used to a world without gods, a world where they were masters of all - including the terrifying dragons. But the dragons have awakened, the hole in reality is expanding, and the shackles that kept the half-gods controlled have been broken. The Black Moon lives on in the body of Berren Crowntaker, and has taken control. With an army behind him, the dragons above and the Dragon Queen at his side, he goes to war with his brother. The worlds are turning, and only one thing is sure - there will be an ending. THE SILVER KING is the triumphant conclusion to one of the most brutal and wide-ranging fantasy series of recent years.
B Y THE MIDDLE sixties the silver towns were in the trough of their second
serious depression. In six years the mines had produced in excess of fifty million
dollars, but inept and extravagant management, faulty milling methods, and
Author: Oscar Lewis
Thousands of readers remember with pleasure Oscar Lewis’s fine book on the Western railroad robber barons, The Big Four. Silver Kings is a companion piece, dealing as it does with the big four of the Nevada Comstock Lode, one of the greatest of all silver mines. These were really fabulous men who led strangely fascinating lives. John W. Mackay (the father of Clarence Mackay), best known of the four, built up the Postal Telegraph and Commercial Cable systems. His wife, Marie Hungerford, for years after her marriage saw little of America, but kept the society of Paris and London agog. James G. Fair was a master mechanic and one of the shrewdest of financiers—of all the Comstock’s conspicuous figures easily the least admired, a fact of which he was aware and which he regarded with complete indifference. He became a United State Senator and his elder daughter, Tessie, married Herman Oelrichs, then a thirty-seven-year-old bachelor and member of the prominent New York and Newport family. James Clair Flood’s great mansion atop Nob Hill in San Francisco is now the Pacific Union Club. William S. O’Brien, Flood’s partner, was the most shadowy of the quartet. It’s a rich field that Mr. Lewis has mined, and his story, which never lags, is set against the stunning background of the Virginia City of the seventies as well as the San Francisco of that era. The result is a really magnificent piece of authentic Americana.
Silver kings, we call them. The jumbo herring, the king-size sardine. The tarpon
were rolling, as fishermen say in describing the motion of this fish when it comes
to the surface to gulp a big breath of what was once referred to as fresh air.
Author: Hart Stilwell
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
A tribute to a fish, a sport, and a time now past . . . Through a series of chance encounters over several years, fishing guide and journalist Brandon Shuler unearthed multiple drafts of a nearly finished manuscript by an almost forgotten Texas sports writer, Hart Stilwell. Titled “Glory of the Silver King,”the manuscript vividly captured the history of tarpon and snook fishing on the Texas and Mexico Gulf Coast from the 1930s to the end of Stilwell’s life in the early 1970s. Stilwell was a seasoned outdoors journalist with a passion for salt-water fishing. Now, with Shuler’s careful research, editing, and annotation, this lost manuscript has found new life as both an entertaining “fish tale” and a historical snapshot of a region’s natural heritage. It successfully conveys the thrill of fishing for these once abundant species at the same time it tracks—and laments—the rise, decline, and eventual fall of their fisheries in Texas (which Shuler is able to report are now experiencing a rebound). In a personal and informative introduction, Shuler paints a portrait of Stilwell and tells the story of the discovery and evolution of the manuscript. He also provides a look into his own life as an angler and writer, creating a connection with Stilwell that gives the work authenticity and relevance. Anglers will delight in Stilwell’s rollicking prose. Environmentalists will appreciate the book’s lesson in ocean conservation. For all who live on or near the Gulf Coast, Glory of the Silver King reintroduces a forgotten literary treasure and a magnificent fish that once filled the waters at our favorite coastal retreats. "Hart Stilwell was a world-class raconteur and storyteller. His unpublished manuscript on the glory days of coastal fishing became an underground legend, passed around like a sacred totem for decades. Editor Brandon Shuler has revived Stilwell’s folksy charm and penetrating insights, and the result is this engaging and important book."--Steven L. Davis, curator, The Wittliff Collections
45 CHAPTER 3 Silver Miner in Pachuca and Real del Monte : 1741 – 1766 God
has determined that New Spain will have silver mines , just as the author of
nature has decided that other provinces and kingdoms will produce linen , wool ,
Author: Edith Boorstein Couturier
Publisher: UNM Press
A biography of the wildly successful silver mine owner Pedro Romero de Terreros, who made his fortune in 18th century colonial Mexico, explores such issues as the vast inequality between rich and poor, the relationship between individuals and the crown, and the degree to which the exploitation of natural resources benefited the colony.
Author: James Guetti
." . . Maybe it was a good thing that we left Sweetwater, where the world was so much what it was for me that I never thought of its danger, never could separate its danger from the whole of it. Of course I remember the big Cottonmouth. And I remember earning fifty cents for cleaning out the bark and old newspapers from a squatter's woodshed, when another boy and I uncovered more than twenty scorpions . . . But so far as these and a few other images stand out to me now, as if they had been warnings, they are fictitious. For at the time they were part of a current, a current so strong that, if we had not left that house on the edge of the Everglades, maybe one day I would have gone out into the swamp and not come back. And sometimes years later I have thought that it would have been a good place not to come back from, the best place."
... is a list of the books I found useful for the light they throw on the Silver Kings
and their background : ANGEL , MYRON ( editor ) : History of Nevada . Oakland ,
Cal . : Thompson & West ; 1881 . BANCROFT , HUBERT H . : History of California
Author: Peter Amos
When Sir Frank Mariner, self-made king of Australia's wealthiest business corporation, is murdered under dramatic and totally mystifying circumstances, his grandson, David, is convinced that the motive lies buried in the past. In an attempt to find the woman whose faded letters Sir Frank kept for forty years, he returns to the site of his grandfather's original silver mine at Mount Argent, now almost a ghost town. The story David unravels stretches back to the early days of prospecting in the outback, when every man dreamed of finding riches but only the ruthless and determined succeeded. Sir Frank Marriner was such a man and David discovers some quite unexpected facts about his grandfather's early life.
His black eyes widened as he reached down and pulled out a silver king's crown.
The other two, both thin with shaved heads and similar tattoos on their right
shoulders, joined him and pulled silver bars and silver jewelry from the trunk.
Author: Jonathan Herbert
"In Silver king, terrorism and piracy are very much alive in the twenty-first century. Herbert highlights both of these absolute truths in this suspenseful adventure, played out beyond the southern-most tip of Florida. Butch Sands is abducted while fishing the gulfstream with a group of strangers and is thrust at a feverish pace into a life-threatening, and tightly wound drama that underscores freedom and the risks that come with survival of the fittest"--Publisher's description.
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. as Silver King, Dec. 21, 1877; discont. May 5, 1912. The fabulous Silver King
Mine was really discovered twice. In 1873, General George Stoneman, forced to
Author: James E. Sherman
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
A pictorial survey of the past history of more than one hundred former mining towns in Arizona
49 The silver kings aimed to get rich by convincing the national government to
buy their metal at the above-market ratio of sixteen to one against gold. To that
end, they had recruited neighboring silver-producing states to take up the cry of
Author: Kenneth Whyte
“Whyte makes Hearst’s rise an entertaining saga of newspapering’s heroic age, when the popular press became an unofficial pillar of democracy.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review A lively, unexpected, and impeccably researched piece of popular history, The Uncrowned King reveals how an unheralded young newspaperman from San Francisco arrived in New York and created the most successful daily of his time. Featuring an eight-page insert of black and white photographs, The Uncrowned King offers a window onto the media world at the turn of the 19th century, as seen by its most successful and controversial figure, William Randolph Hearst. Kenneth Whyte’s anecdotal, narrative style chronicles Hearst’s rivalry with Joseph Pulitzer, the undisputed king of New York journalism, in the most spectacular newspaper war of all time. They battled head-to-head for three years, through the thrilling presidential election campaign of 1896 and the Spanish-American War—a conflict that Hearst was accused of fomenting and that he covered in person. By 1898, Hearst had supplanted Pulitzer as the dominant force in New York publishing, and was well on his way to becoming one of the most powerful and fascinating private citizens in 20th-century America. “Kenneth Whyte . . . sets out to de-demonize Hearst in his dramatic early years . . . [an] arresting portrait—of the emerging power of the press at the end of the 19th century.” —The New York Times Book Review “Superbly written and revealing . . . A very worthwhile reexamination of the rise of a flawed but accomplished man.” —Booklist
To the silver king there remained three nymphs and the right-hand knight, which
explains why they fought on more ... The two kings looked forlorn over the loss of
their beloved queens; all their thoughts and deeds are directed now to elevating
Author: Francois Rabelais
Publisher: Penguin UK
The dazzling and exuberant moral stories of Rabelais (c. 1471-1553) expose human follies with their mischievous and often obscene humour, while intertwining the realistic with carnivalesque fantasy to make us look afresh at the world. Gargantua depicts a young giant, reduced to laughable insanity by an education at the hands of paternal ignorance, old crones and syphilitic professors, who is rescued and turned into a cultured Christian knight. And in Pantagruel and its three sequels, Rabelais parodied tall tales of chivalry and satirized the law, theology and academia to portray the bookish son of Gargantua who becomes a Renaissance Socrates, divinely guided in his wisdom, and his idiotic, self-loving companion Panurge.
Meanwhile, in the caves beneath Mount PingDing, the Golden Horned King and
his younger brother, the Silver Horned King, are awaiting San Zang's arrival.
They have heard that eating San Zang's flesh will grant eternal life, so the Silver ...
Author: Wei Dong Chen
Publisher: JR Comics ®
Sang Zang and his three disciples must confront two of the most powerful foes yet if they are to continue their journey west.
be designed from the ground up to use rubber tires , Silver Kings were popular
with road maintenance authorities . Also , the Silver King's low - slung design
made it stable when working along ditches . And with a top speed of 25 miles per
Author: Scott Garvey
For the aficionado of farm equipment, or the scion of an old farming family nostalgic for the old days, or the grown-up boy who still loves a classic piece of old-time machinery, the vintage tractor can be a thrilling find like no other. This book tells dozens of stories of such discoveries, of the treasured old tractor parked in a shed since 1927, of the pristine model unearthed at an estate sale, of the broken-down old beauty stashed in a barn where generations of children have made their secret hideaways. These are the classic tractors that are often as hard to find as a needle in a haystack—but far more fun to discover, as all of these delightful stories make abundantly clear.
5!5>- —and you can have the SILVER KING Electric blast horn hidden in
headlight, (7 in. long). Powerful beam light — red and green aide reflectors.
Automobile-type theft-proof wheel lock concealed in head — locks wheel at any
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Chapter 12 THE SILVER KINGS a n Francisco has always taken both a dim and
a lofty view y of Los Angeles , and San Francisco money is considered to have
acquired more " refinement ” than that of the larger city to the south . The famous
Author: Stephen Birmingham
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Stephen Birmingham turns his eye to the great Irish-Catholic dynasties of America - violent, colorful, charming and charmed: the Kennedys, the Cuddihys, Buckleys and Bradys, and the California "Silver Kings", the Floods, Fairs, Mackays and O'Briens. Many of these families started with every disadvantage; fleeing from the great Irish potato famine, they arrived penniless in the slums of New York and Boston. But from desperate poverty and degradation they rose to fame and fortune, fueled by a powerful combination of driving energy, native wit, strong religion, stronger drink, and, of course, the luck of the Irish. Remarkable characters, warring families, and fluctuating fortunes - out of this rich material Birmingham has fashioned an extraordinary social history.