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Saints And Strangers

Saints and Strangers PDF
Author: George Willison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351492152
Size: 65.81 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 523
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A great deal has been written about the Pilgrims, perhaps more than any other small group in American history. Yet they continue to be extravagantly praised for accomplishing what they never attempted or intended, and they are even more foolishly abused for possessing attitudes and attributes foreign to them. In the popular mind they are still generally confused, to their great disadvantage, with the Puritans who settled to the north of them around Boston Bay. The purpose of the Willison narrative is to allow the Pilgrims to tell their own story, insofar as possible, in their own words and deeds. Saints and Strangers brings back to life men and women who were among the most stalwart of American ancestors. George F. Willison destroys the myth that too long has been created in the American mind: that Pilgrims, while pious and much to be admired, were a drab, stern people dedicated to prudery. Nothing could be further from the facts. These were lusty English people who were well aware of good food, drink, and pleasurable living. They were also an adventurous, hardheaded community united in their campaign for freedom of worship. The book takes the reader from the Puritan exile in Holland, their long and troubled voyage from old Europe to new America, and the hazardous period of settling on a strange, bleak coast. The Puritans were comprised of weavers, smiths, carpenters, printers, tailors, and working people--with scarcely a blue blood among them. It was a long trek to Plymouth Rock from English village life. Willison has produced a realistic picture of these people who often have been inaccurately portrayed with little appreciation of their substantial place in the history of a New World.

Saints Strangers

Saints   Strangers PDF
Author: George F. Willison
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412818257
Size: 56.12 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 513
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Originally published: New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1945.

Black Venus

Black Venus PDF
Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409042146
Size: 64.30 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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Extraordinary and diverse people inhabit this rich, ripe, occasionally raucous collection of short stories. Some are based on real people - Jeanne Duval, Baudelaire's handsome and reluctant muse who never asked to be called the Black Venus, trapped in the terminal ennui of the poet's passion, snatching at a little lifesaving respectability against all odds...Edgar Allen Poe, with his face of a actor, demonstrating in every thought and deed how right his friends were when they said 'No man is safe who drinks before breakfast.' And some of these people are totally imaginary. Such as the seventeenth century whore, transported to Virginia for thieving, who turns into a good woman in spite of herself among the Indians, who have nothing worth stealing. And a girl, suckled by wolves, strange and indifferent as nature, who will not tolerate returning to humanity. Angela Carter wonderfully mingles history, fiction, invention, literary criticism, high drama and low comedy in a glorious collection of stories as full of contradictions and surprises as life itself.

Tribulation Saints

Tribulation Saints PDF
Author: John Probst
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1625163517
Size: 53.43 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 314
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Tribulation Saints is a powerful sequel to the fifth book in the epic Strangers and Pilgrims Series, Tribulation's Seven Seals. This is the sixth book in this dynamic series and the inspired authors are in the process of writing the seventh and final book. The novel begins in the year 2029, in the devastating aftermath of a horrific earthquake in which part of the Global Missions Team have perished. Survival is foremost in the minds of young Mark Hillag and Nikki Savage, teens who were orphaned when their parents were taken in the Rapture. Members of the Missions Team find themselves haunted by internal struggles, even as they are hunted relentlessly by Stoner, the evil Enlightened One who possesses demonic powers. A constant threat is also presented by vicious agents of the world-dominating anti-Christ. One after another disaster falls upon Earth, where there is no peace and no safe havens for those who refuse the mark of the merciless Dictator. Follow this band of believers as the Global Missions Team makes its final stand.

A Stranger Among Saints

A Stranger Among Saints PDF
Author: Jonathan Mack
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781641600903
Size: 37.38 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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"The fascinating story of Stephen Hopkins, perhaps the most important person on board the Mayflower when it sailed from England in 1620. The only member of the expedition who had been across the Atlantic before, as a survivor of the colony at Jamestown, Hopkins played a vital role in bridging the divide of suspicion between the Pilgrims and their Native American neighbors. Without him, these settlers would likely not have lasted through their brutal first year."--

Saints And Strangers

Saints and Strangers PDF
Author: Joseph A. Conforti
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801882548
Size: 64.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 236
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In the first general history of colonial New England to be published in over twenty-five years, Joseph A. Conforti synthesizes current and classic scholarship to explore how Puritan saints and "strangers" to Puritanism participated in the making of colonial New England. Massachusetts Governor John Winthrop's famous description of New England as a "city upon a hill" has tended to reduce the region's history to an exclusively Pilgrim-Puritan drama, a world of narrow-minded founders, the First Thanksgiving, steepled churches, and the Salem witchcraft trials. Conforti shows that New England was neither as Puritan nor as insular as most familiar stories imply. As the region evolved into British America's preeminent maritime region, the Atlantic Ocean served as a highway of commercial and cultural encounter, connecting white English settlers to different races and religious communities of the transatlantic world.

Mayflower Lives

Mayflower Lives PDF
Author: Martyn Whittock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1643131796
Size: 11.95 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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Leading into the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower, Martyn Whittock examines the lives of the “saints” (members of the Separatist puritan congregations) and “strangers” (economic migrants) on the original ship who collectively became known to history as “the Pilgrims.”The story of the Pilgrims has taken on a life of its own as one of our founding national myths—their escape from religious persecution, the dangerous transatlantic journey, that brutal first winter. Throughout the narrative, we meet characters already familiar to us through Thanksgiving folklore—Captain Jones, Myles Standish, and Tisquantum (Squanto)—as well as new ones.There is Mary Chilton, the first woman to set foot on shore, and asylum seeker William Bradford. We meet fur trapper John Howland and little Mary More, who was brought as an indentured servant. Then there is Stephen Hopkins, who had already survived one shipwreck and was the only Mayflower passenger with any prior Amer- ican experience. Decidedly un-puritanical, he kept a tavern and was frequently chastised for allowing drinking on Sundays.Epic and intimate, Mayflower Lives is a rich and rewarding book that promises to enthrall readers of early American history.

Mayflower Bastard

Mayflower Bastard PDF
Author: David Lindsay
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429976993
Size: 26.29 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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David Lindsay, researching old records to learn details of the life of his ancestor, Richard More, soon found himself in the position of the Sorcerer's Apprentice-wherever he looked for one item, ten more appeared. What he found illuminated not only More's own life but painted a clear and satisfying picture of the way the First Comers, Saints and Strangers alike, set off for the new land, suffered the voyage on the Mayflower, and put down their roots to thrive on our continent's northeastern shore. From the story, Richard emerges as a man of questionable morals, much enterprise, and a good deal of old-fashioned pluck, a combination that could get him into trouble-and often did. He lived to father several children, to see, near the end of his life, a friend executed as a witch in Salem, and to be read out of the church for unseemly behavior. Mayflower Bastard lets readers see history in a new light by turning an important episode into a personal experience.

Saints And Strangers

Saints and Strangers PDF
Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN: 9780670811397
Size: 38.79 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 126
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Saints For All Occasions

Saints for All Occasions PDF
Author: J. Courtney Sullivan
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307959589
Size: 32.57 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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A NATIONAL BESTSELLER A New York Times Critics’ Top Book of 2017 "This year’s best book about family." —Ron Charles, The Washington Post A sweeping, unforgettable novel from The New York Times best-selling author of Maine, about the hope, sacrifice, and love between two sisters and the secret that drives them apart. Nora and Theresa Flynn are twenty-one and seventeen when they leave their small village in Ireland and journey to America. Nora is the responsible sister; she's shy and serious and engaged to a man she isn't sure that she loves. Theresa is gregarious; she is thrilled by their new life in Boston and besotted with the fashionable dresses and dance halls on Dudley Street. But when Theresa ends up pregnant, Nora is forced to come up with a plan—a decision with repercussions they are both far too young to understand. Fifty years later, Nora is the matriarch of a big Catholic family with four grown children: John, a successful, if opportunistic, political consultant; Bridget, quietly preparing to have a baby with her girlfriend; Brian, at loose ends after a failed baseball career; and Patrick, Nora's favorite, the beautiful boy who gives her no end of heartache. Estranged from her sister, Theresa is a cloistered nun, living in an abbey in rural Vermont. Until, after decades of silence, a sudden death forces Nora and Theresa to confront the choices they made so long ago. A graceful, supremely moving novel from one of our most beloved writers, Saints for All Occasions explores the fascinating, funny, and sometimes achingly sad ways a secret at the heart of one family both breaks them and binds them together.

Friends And Strangers

Friends and Strangers PDF
Author: J. Courtney Sullivan
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0525436472
Size: 11.97 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : FICTION
Languages : en
Pages : 496
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"From the best-selling author of Maine, a gorgeous, compulsively-readable novel that tells the story of the complex relationship between two women, Elisabeth, a privileged new mother and writer attempting to find her footing after childbirth, and Sam, the idealistic, working-class college student she hires to nanny her young son"--

Strangers Drowning

Strangers Drowning PDF
Author: Larissa MacFarquhar
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143109782
Size: 69.11 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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"What does it mean to devote yourself wholly to helping others? In Strangers Drowning, Larissa MacFarquhar seeks out people living lives of extreme ethical commitment and tells their deeply intimate stories; their stubborn integrity and their compromises; their bravery and their recklessness; their joys and defeats and wrenching dilemmas. Through its sympathetic and beautifully vivid storytelling, Strangers Drowning confronts us with fundamental questions about what it means to be human. In a world of strangers drowning in need, how much should we help, and how much can we help? Is it right to care for strangers even at the expense of those we are closest to? Moving and provocative, Strangers Drowning challenges us to think about what we value most, and why"--

A Dead End

A Dead End PDF
Author: Keeley Bates
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535548830
Size: 49.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Languages : en
Pages : 194
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Kit Wilder is all washed up at the ripe old age of twenty-three. Blackballed by the producers of her hit TV show, she returns home to the affluent town of Westdale, chock full of Mayflower descendants, to enroll in college and lead a quiet life...until she discovers a skeleton in her house.Kit quickly finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation led by the handsome detective, Romeo Moretti. With the help of her new neighbors, Kit channels her former character, hotshot detective Ellie Gold, in order to solve the murder so she can get back to renovating her house and avoiding the Mayflower Madam, who also happens to be her hypercritical, gin-swilling mother.

Saints In Limbo

Saints in Limbo PDF
Author: River Jordan
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 0307457915
Size: 66.20 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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“River Jordan’s Saints in Limbo is a compelling story of the mysteries of existence and, specially, the mysteries of the human heart.” –Ron Rash, author of Serena and Chemistry and Other Stories “I lose myself in River’s writing–transported to a different time and place– and in this case, to one that makes the ordinary mystical and magical. I give it FIVE diamonds in the Pulpwood Queen’s TIARA!” –Kathy L. Patrick, founder of the Pulpwood Queens Book Clubs and author of The Pulpwood Queens’ Tiara Wearing, Book Sharing Guide to Life Ever since her husband Joe died, Velma True’s world has been limited to what she can see while clinging to one of the multicolored threads tied to the porch railing of her home outside Echo, Florida. When a mysterious stranger appears at her door on her birthday and presents Velma with a special gift, she is rattled by the object’s ability to take her into her memories–a place where Joe still lives, her son Rudy is still young, unaffected by the world’s hardness, and the beginning is closer than the end. As secrets old and new come to light, Velma wonders if it’s possible to be unmoored from the past’s deep roots and find a reason to hope again. Praise for River Jordan “[River Jordan’s] literary spice rack has everything you need to put together a good book.” –Rick Bragg, author of All Over but the Shoutin’ and Ava’s Man “River Jordan writes so beautifully.” –Joshilyn Jackson, author of Gods in Alabama and The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

Strangers And Sojourners

Strangers and Sojourners PDF
Author: Michael D. O'Brien
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9780898709230
Size: 28.86 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 573
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In the aftermath of World War I, an Englishwoman emigrates to British Columbia where she falls in love with an Irish trapper who is escaping a past.