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Cowboy Skills is a fascinating, practical guide to the skills that have made the cowboy famous worldwide as both an outdoorsmen and rancher. Readers can replicate outdoor living by trying a hand at rounding up cattle, breaking horses to saddle, and living off the land. Learn key skills like: Handling a stampede Using the proper saddle and tack Proper ways to use a lasso and lariat Classic songs and lingo And much more! Whether you're an avid outdoorsman or a wannabe cowboy, Cowboy Skills is your handbook to not only surviving the Wild West, but flourishing. The style of the cowboy is both famous and infamous, and the skills are ones for the ages. The cowboy has been a successful outdoorsman for ages, and now you can too with the skills, tips, and tricks included in this handy manual.
William Shakespeare is ubiquitous throughout the Western world as
the master of the written word, and the above-quoted "Sonnet 18" is
celebrated as one of the most exquisite love poems of all time.
Love comes in all forms--friendly, familial, unrequited, and
lustful--and impressively, the bard's canon works with them all.
His views on love--whether they be amorous and passionate or
obsessive and unsettling--are provocative to the mind and
imagination. The modern reader will recognize poignant turns of
phrase; though still used today, they originated from
Shakespeare--known for inventing much of the modern English
vocabulary. "Shakespeare on Love" draws from the entire Shakespeare
canon: love sonnets, plays, and songs. "Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet,
A Midsummer Night's Dream," and countless others all have their
place. In one complete volume, discover the lyrical, the funny, the
lewd, and the idolatrous passages on love as composed by the most
influential writer of the English language.
Revered as one of America's greatest humorists and author of the
"Great American Novel" ("Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"), the
words of Samuel Langhorne Clemens--more commonly known as Mark
Twain--resonate as strongly today as they did when he wrote them
more than a century ago. A close friend of Nikola Tesla and
heralded by William Faulkner as "the father of American
literature," Twain's wit, wisdom, and influence continues through
the present day.
Generally considered the father of modern political science--and
political ethics in particular--Niccolo di Bernardo dei Machiavelli
was a Renaissance Italian writer, philosopher, humanist, historian,
politician, and diplomat. Though never a full citizen, owing
largely to the byzantine requirements for citizenship in the
republic at the time, Machiavelli was born in Florence, spent most
of his life in the city, and served as a government official
dealing with its diplomatic and military issues.
An adventurous girl is a force to be reckoned with. Whether for the
wild girl or the bold teenager, "The Adventurous Girl's Handbook"
is filled with ideas, explanations, and instructions for games,
sports, and activities that range from quick tasks to day-long
adventures. With beautiful full-color images and step-by-step
instructions, this terrific book with keep you busy for hours, both
indoors and out.
The love affair between Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett is one of the Victorian era's most famous romances. It was one of passions, tragedy, illness, and ultimately, endurance. The beginning of their relationship was luckily documented and preserved via their letters, which have been archived at Wellesley College since 1930. While these exchanges are some of the most popular reads for Victorian literature enthusiasts, Robert had more to say about the abstract idea of love. He continued to express his thoughts and feelings on the subject of romance, marriage, familial love and respect, unrequited love, loving thyself, and even friendship. Robert Browning On Love conveniently collects these thoughts, which have been previously published in Browning's poems, plays, and, of course, his letters to his beloved wife, Elizabeth. These include: "Best be yourself, imperial, plain, and true." "Take away love and our earth is a tomb." "I was made and meant to look for you and wait for you and become yours forever." "Love, hope, fear, faith these make humanity; these are its sign and note and character."
For a comparatively small country, Ireland's contributions to the world of literature have been enormous. From the older tradition, Irish writers have inherited a sense of wonder in the face of nature, a narrative style that tends toward the deliberately exaggerated or absurd, a keen sense of the power of satire. These themes carry through the entire canon of Irish literature, up until modern times. Stephen Brennan brings us this collection of classic stories, essays, and fairytales that inform the past and therefore, the present, of our most beloved fiction. This collection of thirty-six stories includes the influential works of Ireland's most treasured authors, including: Oscar Wilde Jonathan Swift James Joyce W. B. Yeats And so many more! In Irish Stories and Folklore, the reader can revisit old favorites like Oscar Wilde's short story, "The Canterville Ghost" and discover lesser known treasures such as, "The Orangeman: Or the Honest Boy and the Thief" by Maria Edgeworth. The imaginative stories contained in this volume are sure to engage the mind and delight readers looking to enhance their knowledge of the rich history of Irish literature and folklore. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
This New York Times' bestseller features the West's most prominent lawmen and criminals, who tell their stories of fight, death, and survival. In the romantic narrative of the Old West, two larger-than-life characters emerged as the perfect foils for each other the rampant outlaw and the heroic peace officer. Without the villain, sheriffs would not have needed to uphold the law; and without the sheriff, villains would have had no law to break. Together, both personalities fought, lost, and triumphed amid shootouts, train robberies, and bank holdups against the backdrop of the lawless American frontier. This spectacular New York Times' bestselling collection of true memoirs and autobiographies, told by the very people who lived these criminal and righteous lives during the Old West, reveal the outlaw and peace officer at their worst and best. Watch as Mark Twain introduces notorious gunslinger Jack Slade; hear about Theodore Roosevelt's encounters with men, women, and game from Roosevelt himself; read sheriff Pat Garrett's biography of Billy the Kid, the outlaw he killed; and listen as lawmen Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp describe each other in their own accounts. Including other carefully curated stories by Tom Horn, Cole Younger, and more, Outlaws and Peace Officers invokes danger, honor, and the fight for survival during this perilous but exciting chapter in American history.
What are the indications for necrosectomy? How you perform an EUA for acute peri-anal sepsis? What do you understand by the term Early Goal-Directed Therapy (EGDT)? Remember: this is a consultant's exam, and giving a range of options is not good enough. You must tell the examiner what you as a consultant are going to do. The FRCS is a uniquely challenging prospect; highly detailed, wide-ranging and encompassing both theory and practice. Preparation for this exam can be very difficult, and resources tailored to it are scarce. As the consolidated notes of a recent successful candidate, this book is an essential resource when preparing for the viva. The wide variety of questions require you to define, diagnose or choose between treatment options, while MCQs and SBAs help you to objectively evaluate your progress - a unique supplement to your study plan. Answers provided are comprised of an invaluable combination of detailed written answers and lists that will remind you of key points and help you structure your preparation.
Has someone close to you been diagnosed with a terminal illness? Are you wondering how to care for that friend or family member? Or maybe you have received a diagnosis of your own and need information about end-of-life care. The Mist Vanishes can guide you through this new journey and provide understanding of end-of-life care. By being well informed, you can shake off fears and become a better caregiver or care-receiver. This guide not only tackles questions from a medical perspective, but also from a Christian perspective. As you learn medical terminology alongside Bible verses, reflections, and prayers, you'll feel empowered to face the future. The Mist Vanishes is an essential guide for Christian care-giving.
No matter who you identify with-Democrat or Republican, Tea Party or Green Party, Independent or something else altogether-we the people should read: The Constitution of the United States of America The Bill of Rights and all of the Amendments The Declaration of Independence The Articles of Confederation Take a moment or two to reflect on the words of our forefathers, as these are the documents that literally created America. The Constitution set up a system of government that remains centuries later. The eloquent words of The Declaration of Independence are an enduring statement of human rights. Written and signed by Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and other great lights of our historical past, these documents define our freedoms and promise us our futures. And while they are often quoted, they are seldom actually read. Here is an opportunity to reach a new audience, with a fresh design and the same inspiring words. This collection will be a welcome addition to any American who believes in the dream.
The cowboy, one of the greatest fictional characters in American literary history, is more than a man or a myth; he is an identity, the soul of a country that started out as the wild and unruly and has risen to the civilized and respected. The Greatest Cowboy Stories Ever Told includes twenty-three exciting stories from a variety of contributors, such as Mark Twain, Karl May, Tom McGuane, Larry McMurtry, Edgar Beecher Bronson, Frederic Remington, Max Brand, and John Graves. The Golden Age of the Cowboy, or what has been called the Kingdom of Cattle, lasted from the close of the Civil War to the turn of the 20th century. Barbed wire and the iron horse put paid to the free range and the long trail drive just as the coming of the law obviated the need for the rough chivalry of the code of the West. Though the days of dueling-every individual was for himself and men were expected to settle their own scores-are over, it is memories of these drastic times and extreme measures and the people who lived them that remain our defining characteristics. This book is filled with some of the most action-filled and exciting stories ever to come out of the American landscape.
Crafts and Skills of the Mountain Man is a fascinating, practical guide to the skills that have made the mountain men famous worldwide as outdoorsmen and craftsmen. Readers can replicate outdoor living by trying a hand at making rafts and canoes, constructing tools, and living off the land. Learn key skills like: Building a strong fire. Learning to hunt and butcher your meals. Creating a safe and solid shelter. And much more! Whether you're an avid outdoorsman or a novice hiker, Crafts and Skills of the Mountain Man is your handbook to not only surviving outdoors, but flourishing. The style of the mountain man is unique and popular, especially among young people, historians, and those with a special interest in living off the land. The mountain man has been successful outdoors for ages, and now you can too with the skills, tips, and tricks included in this handy manual. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
A history of America's military on horseback. For three thousand years, the horse soldier has played a key role in both war fighting and in peace keeping all over the world, not only as a highly mobile strike force in battle but also as an instrument of reconnaissance and occupation, exploration, and irregular warfare. The American tradition of the mounted warrior is a proud one. But in the first days of our revolution, it looked as if George Washington was prepared to dispense with the use of mounted troops altogether. Eventually he saw their value, and over the next hundred years the cavalry adapted itself to the needs and imperatives of the growing nation. This is the story of the US Cavalry. In Bugles, Boots, and Saddles you'll be able to ride along with heroes from years past, including: "Light-Horse Harry" Lee and his legion in the Revolutionary War Custer at Gettysburg, at the Battle of the Wabash, and at Little Big Horn Crook in pursuit of the Apache chieftain Geronimo in 1880s Arizona Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders at San Juan (Kettle) Hill And many more Bugles, Boots, and Saddles tells not only the history of our military, but also how we gained so much success due to the horse soldier. With an appendix on the daily life of US Cavalrymen, Brennan gives all the detail that any military historian would want to see. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Incredible stories from those who thrived in the Wild West. The "mountain men" were the hunters and trappers who fiercely strode the Rocky Mountains in the early to mid-1800s. They braved the elements in search of the skins of beavers and other wild animals, to sell or barter for goods. The lifestyle of the mountain men could be harsh, existing as they did among animals, and spending most of their days and nights living and camping out in the great unexplored wilds of the Rockies. Life outdoors presented many threats, not least among them Native Americans, who were hostile to the mountain men encroaching on the area for their own purposes. For a certain kind of pioneer, this risk and more were outweighed by the benefits of living free, without the restrictions and boundaries of "civilized" settlements. Included in this collection are tales from great writers, including: Washington Irving Stanley Vestal Osborne Russell Francis Parkman Jr. And many more! In The Adventures of the Mountain Men, New York Times bestselling author Stephen Brennan has compiled many of the best stories about the mountain men the most daring exploits, the death-defying chances taken to hunt big game, the clashes with the arrows of Native Americans, and also the moments when the men were struck by the incomparable beauty of the unsullied, majestic Rocky Mountains.
Here is the ultimate collection of stories about the sea for sailors old and young, experienced seamen and armchair admirals. For thousands of years, we have set out sailing for all kinds of reasons for battle, for wealth, for excitement, and for escape. We have always had a primal relationship with the sea. Even those who have never been to sea are fascinated by the seafaring life and tales of salty adventure. This oversized collection of the greatest sailing stories of all time brings together such diverse authors as James Fenimore Cooper, Daniel Defoe, Homer, Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, Richard Middleton, Victor Hugo, Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, Jules Verne, Arthur Conan Doyle, John Masefield, Stephen Crane, H. G. Wells, Herman Melville, and dozens more. Many of the writers whose words are featured here are instantly recognizable and have achieved deserved fame; others are less well-known, and rarely featured in print, but here take their rightful place on the shelves of sailing literature. Each story is illustrated with black-and-white line art that makes this book a true classic. Even if you are enjoying The Gigantic Book of Sailing Stories from the warm, dry comfort of your own living room, you are bound to be inspired by the colorful and stirring stories in this timeless collection. 50 b/w illustrations. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
The stories of Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells, and Jules Verne paved the way for the fantastic science fiction literature that we all enjoy today. However, full appreciation of these contemporary works is impossible without an understanding of their literary roots. Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories is a wonderful collection, comprising excerpts and short stories from some of the most beloved writers of all time. While many readers have only a cursory knowledge of these works, having either heard about them or skimmed through them, they will now be able to have this entire collection in the palm of their hands. Included in this comprehensive collection are famous writers spanning multiple centuries, including: Edgar Allan Poe H. G. Wells Mark Twain Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Jules Verne Jack London Mary Shelley And many more Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories offers not only a front-row seat to the creation of the famous science fiction and fantasy genres, but also insight on where the great sci-fi minds of today got their inspiration. With the help of Stephen Brennan, this collection is one that all fans of George A. Romero, Max Brooks, and Stephen King should have on their bookshelves. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
Based in part on his own writings, this is the true story about one
of America's most beloved leaders. From president of the board of
New York City Police Commissioners, secretary of the Navy, founder
of the Rough Riders during the war with Cuba, his time as the
governor of New York, to vice president and eventually, after the
assignation of President McKinley, becoming the twenty-sixth
president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt's role in the
shaping of the United States is still felt today. Illustrated with
drawing and photos, discover the rich history of this great man's
Despite the frequency with which criminals were sentenced to death, crime was still on the rise in England in the mid-1700s. Men were thrown in jail daily for everything from associating with gypsies to cutting down fruit trees and stealing sheep. Although these were punishable offenses, the crimes that made headlines in the local papers were much more serious.Men--and sometimes even women--in England were tried and executed every day for their roles in murders, robberies, kidnappings, and more. This collection features some of the most notorious and slightly disturbing stories of the crimes committed and the subsequent punishments assigned. Criminals who appear in this book include: Catherine Hayes, burnt alive for the murder of her husbandThomas Lympus, executed for robbing the mailReverend Wheatley, sentenced to public penance for adulteryJohn Everett, sentenced to death for highway robberyFrancis Smith, condemned to death for the murder of a supposed ghostRichard Turpin, executed for horse theftAnd many, many more
Many of these tales were first published in "The Newgate Calendar," a popular publication that debuted in multiple volumes between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Historians believed that every household had a copy of at least one volume of the "Calendar," which they stored alongside their copies of the Bible and "The Pilgrim's Progress."
From real, larger-than-life showmen like Buffalo Bill to
silver-screen gunslingers like John Wayne, the cowboy has become an
international symbol of honor, adventure, valor, daring, and
courage. The era of the cowboy lasted from roughly just before the
Civil War to the turn of the century, but it created some of the
most enduring and popular names of all time: Jesse James, Wyatt
Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, and Pat Garrett, just to name a few. And
although the days of duels and showdowns are over, the wisdom and
values of those times live on.
"The Little Red Book of Cowboy Wisdom" offers the lessons learned and taught by the men of an earlier, simpler era. Chapters include: TenderfeetSix-Gun or High NoonAround the CampfireCowboy LoveOne-LinersAnd more
The cowboy is without a doubt one of the greatest characters in American history--the soul and backbone of a country. This book is filled with some of the greatest and most lively quotations, sayings, and anecdotes ever to come out of the American West.
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