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Source Material on the History and Ethnology of the Caddo Indians (Paperback, Univ of Oklahoma PR ed.): John Reed Swanton Source Material on the History and Ethnology of the Caddo Indians (Paperback, Univ of Oklahoma PR ed.)
John Reed Swanton; Foreword by Helen Hornbeck Tanner
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First published in 1942, John R. Swanton's Source Material on the History and Ethnology of the Caddo Indians is a classic reference on the Caddos. Long regarded as the dean of southeastern Native American studies, Swanton worked for decades as an ethnographer, ethnohistorian, folklorist, and linguist. In this volume he presents the history and culture of the Caddos according to the principal French, Spanish, and English sources.

In the seventeenth century, French and Spanish explorers encountered four regional alliances-Cahinnio, Cadohadacho, Hasinai, and Natchitoches-within the boundaries of the present-day states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. Their descriptions of Caddo culture are the earliest sources available, and Swanton weaves the information from these primary documents into a narrative, translated into English, for the benefit of the modern reader. For the scholar, he includes in an appendix the extire test of three principal documents in their original Spanish.

The first half of the book is devoted to an extensive history of the Caddos, from De Soto's encounters in 1521 to the Caddos' involvement in the Ghost Dance Religion of 1890. The second half discusses Caddo culture, including origin legends and religious beliefs, material culture, social relations, government, warfare, leisure, and trade. For this edition, Helen Hornbeck Tanner also provides a new foreword surveying the scholarship published on the Caddos since Swanton's time.

Ten Days That Shook the World (Paperback): John Reed Ten Days That Shook the World (Paperback)
John Reed 1
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'It flashed upon me suddenly: they were going to shoot me!' This electrifying eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution, written by an American journalist in St Petersburg as the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917, is an unsurpassed record of history in the making.

Ten Days That Shook the World (Paperback): John Reed Ten Days That Shook the World (Paperback)
John Reed; Introduction by A. Taylor, Vladimir Lenin
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An impassioned firsthand account of the Russian Revolution
An American journalist and revolutionary writer, John Reed became a close friend of Lenin and was an eyewitness to the 1917 revolution in Russia. "Ten Days That Shook the World" is Reed's extraordinary record of that event. Writing in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm, he gives a gripping account of the events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Lenin and the Bolsheviks finally seized power. Containing verbatim reports both of speeches by leaders and of the chance comments of bystanders, and set against an idealized backdrop of soldiers, sailors, peasants, and the proletariat uniting to throw off oppression, Reed's account is the product of passionate involvement and remains an unsurpassed classic of reporting.

Ten Days that Shook the World (Paperback, Second Edition): John Reed Ten Days that Shook the World (Paperback, Second Edition)
John Reed
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"This book is a slice of intensified history history as I saw it." So begins John Reed's first-hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Much anticipated when it was published in 1919, Reed's narrative remains as riveting today as when the events he describes were still reverberating throughout the world. Reed was hardly a disinterested observer, and his involvement in the Communist labor movement lends urgency and passion to his classic account. He vividly describes events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace and seized the reins of power. Despite Reed's personal leanings, which he made no attempt to hide, the book garnered praise from luminaries across the political spectrum. George F. Kennan, the American diplomat, and father of the policy of Soviet containment, said that "Reed's account of the events of that time rises above every other contemporary record for its literary power, its penetration, its command of detail. It will be remembered when all others are forgotten." Reed was committed to telling the story of the Russian revolution as truthfully as possible. That the book was banned by Russian premier Josef Stalin is a testament to the author's success in carrying out his mission. One hundred years after Russia and the world trembled, Ten Days that Shook the World brings alive the momentous events of 1917.

One Mistake after Another - A Chronicle of Life and its Teachings (Paperback): John Reed One Mistake after Another - A Chronicle of Life and its Teachings (Paperback)
John Reed
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With uncompromising honesty, John Reed recounts his struggles between the `true path' and that of personal egoism, the lure of money and 'the good life'. Many years later, the entire 'house of cards' of his material ambitions collapses around him. Part modern-day morality play, One mistake after Another is also the candid account of how the spiritual inclinations of a contemporary seeker are constantly challenged by the need to adapt to the highly secular world we live in - and, of course, his own shortcomings! From the succession of triumphs and failures Reed describes in these pages, he emerges with a deeper understanding of his psycho/spiritual condition and the needs of the planet. Having learned from his own experience, he ends on a hopeful note. Unlike the socio-political solutions we place our faith in, only more widespread spiritual awareness, he suggests, can provide us with abiding solutions to the problems we face in the world today. John Reed is the author of Elegant Simplicity.

A Dictionary of the Biloxi and Ofo Languages (Paperback): John Reed Swanton James Owen Dorsey A Dictionary of the Biloxi and Ofo Languages (Paperback)
John Reed Swanton James Owen Dorsey
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A Dictionary of the Biloxi and Ofo Languages (Hardcover): John Reed Swanton James Owen Dorsey A Dictionary of the Biloxi and Ofo Languages (Hardcover)
John Reed Swanton James Owen Dorsey
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Ten Days That Shook the World (Paperback): John Reed Ten Days That Shook the World (Paperback)
John Reed
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Ten Days That Shook the World Volume 1 (Paperback): John Reed Ten Days That Shook the World Volume 1 (Paperback)
John Reed
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Ten Days That Shook the World (Paperback): John Reed Ten Days That Shook the World (Paperback)
John Reed
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Ten Days That Shook the World Volume 2 (Paperback): John Reed Ten Days That Shook the World Volume 2 (Paperback)
John Reed
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Ten Days That Shook the World - Large Print (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): John Reed Ten Days That Shook the World - Large Print (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
John Reed
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London Tramways (Hardcover): John Reed London Tramways (Hardcover)
John Reed 2
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Ten Days That Shook the World - Large Print (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): John Reed Ten Days That Shook the World - Large Print (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
John Reed
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The War in Eastern Europe (Paperback): John Reed The War in Eastern Europe (Paperback)
John Reed
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Ten Days That Shook the World (Paperback): John Reed Ten Days That Shook the World (Paperback)
John Reed
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John Reed
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John Reed
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John Reed
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The Colonel of the Red Huzzars (Classic Reprint) (Paperback): John Reed Scott The Colonel of the Red Huzzars (Classic Reprint) (Paperback)
John Reed Scott
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The Days That Shook the World (Paperback): John Reed The Days That Shook the World (Paperback)
John Reed
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The War in Eastern Europe (Paperback): John Reed, Boardman Robinson The War in Eastern Europe (Paperback)
John Reed, Boardman Robinson
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Reminiscences of Carbondale, Dundaff, and Providence Forty Years Past (Paperback): John Reed Durfee Reminiscences of Carbondale, Dundaff, and Providence Forty Years Past (Paperback)
John Reed Durfee
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Ten Days That Shook the World (Paperback): John Reed Ten Days That Shook the World (Paperback)
John Reed
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Indian Languages of Mexico and Central America and Their Geographical Distribution (Paperback): Cyrus Thomas, John Reed Swanton Indian Languages of Mexico and Central America and Their Geographical Distribution (Paperback)
Cyrus Thomas, John Reed Swanton
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