JUSTINIAN CAIRE AND SANTA CRUZ ISLAND THE RISE AND FALL OF A CALIFORNIA DYNASTY

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Justinian Caire And Santa Cruz Island

Author : Frederic Caire Chiles
ISBN : 9780806189475
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the fabled Channel Islands of Southern California, Santa Cruz was once the largest privately owned island off the coast of the continental United States. This multifaceted account traces the island’s history from its aboriginal Chumash population to its acquisition by The Nature Conservancy at the end of the twentieth century. The heart of the book, however, is a family saga: the story of French émigré Justinian Caire and his descendants, who owned and occupied the island for more than fifty years. The author, descended from Caire, uses family archives unavailable to earlier historians to recount the full, previously untold story. Justinian Caire and Santa Cruz Island opens with Caire’s early life as a San Francisco businessman and his acquisition of Santa Cruz Island, where he created a ranching kingdom based on sheep, cattle, and wine. Frederic Caire Chiles examines the business practices of the Justinian Caire and Santa Cruz Island companies, documenting the island’s economic ups and downs and the environmental impact of ranching in those days. Above all, he looks at the family’s daily life on the island from the mid-nineteenth into the twentieth century. This epic contains tragic elements, as well. What began as a profitable ranch and an idyllic retreat ended in the family divided by bitter litigation and the forced sale of the island. Family diaries and letters enable Chiles to tell the story of an intensely private clan and its struggle to hold an island dynasty together. The history of Santa Cruz Island has never been told so thoroughly or so well. Replete with intimate portraits and high drama, this California story will move readers as it informs them.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

California S Channel Islands

Author : Frederic Caire Chiles
ISBN : 9780806149233
Genre : HISTORY
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Prehistoric foragers, conquistadors, missionaries, adventurers, hunters, and rugged agriculturalists parade across the histories of these little known islands on the horizon of twenty-first century Southern California. This chain of eight islands is home to a biodiversity unrivaled anywhere on Earth. For visitors and armchair travelers alike, this book weaves the strands of natural history, island ecology, and human endeavor to tell the Channel Islands' full story.
Category: HISTORY

Santa Cruz Island

Author : John Gherini
ISBN : STANFORD:36105022379221
Genre : History
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For more than a century the history of the American Frontier, particularly the West, has been the speciality of the Arthur H. Clark Company. We publish new books, both interpretive and documentary, in small, high-quality editions for the collector, researcher, and library.
Category: History

When The Killing S Done

Author : T.C. Boyle
ISBN : 9781408826164
Genre : Fiction
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'How can you talk about being civil when innocent animals are being tortured to death? Civil? I'll be civil when the killing's done.' The island of Anacapa, off the coast of California, is overrun with black rats which are threatening the ancient population of ground-nesting birds. Alma Boyd Takesue of the National Park Service is the spokesperson for a campaign to exterminate these man-introduced rodents once and for all. Alma, highly self-disciplined with a stubborn streak, speaks as a conservationist, though the fact that her grandmother was once stranded on Anacapa for three weeks with nothing but thousands of crawling rats for company might explain some of her zeal. With days to go before the aerial rat-poisoning, Alma's plan is in danger of sabotage. Dave LaJoy and Anise Reed, a pair of notorious environmental activists, are recognisable from a distance by his knotted dreadlocks and her flame-red cyclone of hair. Dave is an electronics salesman with barely-controlled rages, for whom the plight of the rats is yet another of life's many injustices, along with lazy tramps and second-rate wine. Anise is a struggling folk singer with her own, terrible reasons for getting involved in 'the cause'. From the outset, Alma, Dave and Anise are at ideological loggerheads. But when Alma's sights turn to the infestation of non-native pigs on Santa Cruz - where Anise was brought up by her single mother and a clan of ranchers - the stakes are raised, and the debate threatens to boil over into something much more real... When the Killing's Done is T.C. Boyle's blistering new novel, a sweeping epic of family, ecology and the right to life - no matter what the fallout.
Category: Fiction

The Legal Risk Management Handbook

Author : Matthew Whalley
ISBN : 9780749477981
Genre : Business & Economics
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Legal risk covers all areas of business where regulation and the law impact on operations and decisions. From risks arising from contract drafting and management, through to regulators' new focus on conduct, as well as compliance, regulatory and dispute risks, the effective management of legal risk is key for organizations that want to maximise value while minimizing cost and exposure to legal losses. The Legal Risk Management Handbook is a practical guide to making sure your business is legal, protected and making the most of its opportunities. Written by experts in law and risk management, this highly practical guide sets out a clear definition for legal risk and a framework for its management. Covering the full spectrum of legal risks that international businesses can face, it translates legal concepts into clear mitigatory actions. Whether you are an in-house lawyer needing a clear approach to managing risk in your areas of influence, or a member of the risk management function needing a jargon-free guide to your company's legal responsibilities, you will find authoritative insight and guidance. Containing case studies from international businesses and real-life insights from those at the coal-face of legal risk management, The Legal Risk Management Handbook is essential reading for everyone who needs a better understanding of this important business topic.
Category: Business & Economics

Plague And The End Of Antiquity

Author : Lester K. Little
ISBN : 9780521846394
Genre : History
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In this volume, 12 scholars from various disciplines - have produced a comprehensive account of the pandemic's origins, spread, and mortality, as well as its economic, social, political, and religious effects.
Category: History

Eight For Eternity

Author : Eric Mayer
ISBN : 9781615951697
Genre : Fiction
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In January 532, mobs ruled Constantinople, capital of the Roman Empire. Against a backdrop lit by raging fires, John, Chamberlain to Emperor Justinian, must find those who would use the Nika Riots to dethrone the emperor. But are the ringleaders still in the city - or even alive? Porphyrius, the famous charioteer, may know more than he tells about the disappearance of two men under imperial guard. What of the brothers with a distant claim on the throne? Or the headstrong young girl? Will General Belisarius and his armed troops side with the rioters or remain loyal to Justinian? John must untangle a web of intrigue before the escalating violence in the streets removes all hope of finding those he seeks.
Category: Fiction

Global Events

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ISBN : 141449131X
Genre : HISTORY
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"Global Events: Milestone Events Throughout History is a six-volume set featuring more than 820 entries covering key global historical events from a regional perspective. Moving from ancient civilizations to the present, these events are explored with an emphasis on their significance to overall world history. Volumes are chronologically arranged by region: Africa, Asia and Oceania, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East, and North America"--
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Mirrors

Author : Eduardo Galeano
ISBN : 9780786744701
Genre : History
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Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works “invade the reader’s mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism.” Mirrors, Galeano’s most ambitious project since Memory of Fire, is an unofficial history of the world seen through history’s unseen, unheard, and forgotten. As Galeano notes: “Official history has it that Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind??” Recalling the lives of artists, writers, gods, and visionaries, from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century New York, of the black slaves who built the White House and the women erased by men’s fears, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes, Mirrors is a magic mosaic of our humanity.
Category: History

Charmed Life The Phenomenal World Of Philip Sassoon

Author : Damian Collins
ISBN : 9780008127619
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of a fascinating man who connected the great politicians, artists and thinkers at the height of British global power and influence.
Category: Biography & Autobiography