The Last Stand

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101190116
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"An engrossing and tautly written account of a critical chapter in American history." -Los Angeles Times Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea, Pulitzer Prize finalist Mayflower,and Valiant Ambition, is a historian with a unique ability to bring history to life. The Last Stand is Philbrick's monumental reappraisal of the epochal clash at the Little Bighorn in 1876 that gave birth to the legend of Custer's Last Stand. Bringing a wealth of new information to his subject, as well as his characteristic literary flair, Philbrick details the collision between two American icons- George Armstrong Custer and Sitting Bull-that both parties wished to avoid, and brilliantly explains how the battle that ensued has been shaped and reshaped by national myth. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Last Stand

Author: Michael Punke
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060897821
Size: 50.38 MB
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Traces the efforts of a late-nineteenth-century environmentalist who sought to protect buffalo that were being systematically slaughtered by out-of-work Civil War veterans promoting "manifest destiny" settlements in the West, in an account that cites Grinnell's role in launching the modern conservation movement.

Clutter S Last Stand

Author: Don Aslett
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 9781593373290
Size: 13.26 MB
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A humorous guide filled with anecdotes, cartoons, quizzes, and practical ideas for revealing if you are a collector of junk and how to get rid of the unnecessary clutter.

X Men Tm The Last Stand

Author: Chris Claremont
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345493834
Size: 70.59 MB
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TAKE A STAND. The world has acquired a lethal new weapon against X-gene mutants, whose superhuman powers separate them–for better, for worse, forever–from ordinary mortals. Now, for the first time, mutants have a choice: retain their godlike abilities, though their powers may isolate and alienate them, or surrender them and become human. The mutant antibody is called a cure, but its invention may trigger a struggle that destroys every living soul on Earth. As Magneto declares all-out war against humanity and its dreaded cure, the U.S. president mobilizes the military. But it is Charles Xavier and the X-Men who truly must brace for the ultimate battle, for they alone are powerful enough to determine the outcome. Lessons of the past are useless in the coming life-and-death conflict, as new players–mutants possessing unprecedented, unearthly skills– take center stage. With so many joining forces with Magneto’s evil Brotherhood, the X-Men will face their ultimate test against an enemy whose forces far outnumber their own. Now, as the world trembles, the Phoenix slowly rises. . . From the Paperback edition.

The Last Stand

Author: David Harris
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780871569448
Size: 70.44 MB
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Describes the battle over the last privately-owned redwood forest in America

Last Stand

Author: William H. Weber
Publisher: Alamo
ISBN: 9781926456003
Size: 36.85 MB
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Three months after the EMP cripples the United States, John Mack and his family find their peaceful new existence shattered when a tyrant seizes control of the nearby town of Oneida. Charles Augustus Morgan is a presidential envoy, sent to restore law and order to the area. But his first order of business is to demand the confiscation of all firearms from the local population. Morgan's offer is as ugly as the man himself: disarm or die. When John and his family get caught in the middle, the threat jeopardizes everything they've struggled to rebuild. Soon John encounters a group of Patriots who've sworn to stand against Morgan's growing despotism. But John will learn that nothing in this new post-EMP America is what it seems-and that the deadliest threats are often the ones you didn't see coming.

Imogene S Last Stand

Author: Candace Fleming
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 037598285X
Size: 79.53 MB
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Meet Imogene Tripp, a plucky girl with a passion for history. As a baby, her first words were “Four score and seven years ago.” In preschool, she finger-painted a map of the Oregon Trail. So it’s not surprising that when the mayor wants to tear down the long-neglected Liddleville Historical Society to make room for a shoelace factory, Imogene is desperate to convince the town how important its history is. But even though she rides through the streets in her Paul Revere costume shouting, “The bulldozers are coming, the bulldozers are coming!” the townspeople won’t budge. What’s a history-loving kid to do? Filled with quotes from history’s biggest players—not to mention mini-bios—and lots of humor, this is the perfect book for budding historians. “This girl-power story succeeds as an energetic—and funny—against-all-odds tale.” —The Horn Book Magazine, Starred From the Hardcover edition.

Major Pettigrew S Last Stand

Author: Helen Simonson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140880932X
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Major Ernest Pettigrew is perfectly content to lead a quiet life in the sleepy village of Edgecombe St Mary, away from the meddling of the locals and his overbearing son. But when his brother dies, the Major finds himself seeking companionship with the village shopkeeper, Mrs Ali. Drawn together by a love of books and the loss of their partners, they are soon forced to contend with irate relatives and gossiping villagers. The perfect gentleman, but the most unlikely hero, the Major must ask himself what matters most: family obligation, tradition or love? Funny, comforting and heart-warming, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand proves that sometimes, against all odds, life does give you a second chance.

The Last Stand

Author: Peter E. Kelly
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1770704507
Size: 58.72 MB
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The most ancient and least disturbed forest ecosystem in eastern North America clings to the vertical cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. Prior to 1988 it had escaped detection even though the entire forest was in plain view and was being visited by thousands upon thousands of people every year. The reason no one had discovered the forest was that the trees were relatively small and lived on the vertical cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. The Last Stand reveals the complete account of the discovery of this ancient forest, of the miraculous properties of the trees forming this forest (eastern white cedar), and of what is was like for researchers to live, work and study within this forest. The unique story is told with text, with stunning colour photographs and through vivid first-hand accounts. This book will stand the test of time as a testament to science, imagination and discovery.