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The Padre On Horseback

Author : Herbert Eugene Bolton
ISBN : 0829400044
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mornings On Horseback

Author : David McCullough
ISBN : 9780743218306
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The National Book Award–winning biography that tells the story of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president of the United States, told by master historian David McCullough. Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as “a masterpiece” (John A. Gable, Newsday), it is the winner of the Los Angeles Times 1981 Book Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Biography. Written by David McCullough, the author of Truman, this is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and almost fatal asthma attacks, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household in which he was raised. The father is the first Theodore Roosevelt, a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. The mother, Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, is a Southerner and a celebrated beauty, but also considerably more, which the book makes clear as never before. There are sisters Anna and Corinne, brother Elliott (who becomes the father of Eleanor Roosevelt), and the lovely, tragic Alice Lee, TR’s first love. All are brought to life to make “a beautifully told story, filled with fresh detail” (The New York Times Book Review). A book to be read on many levels, it is at once an enthralling story, a brilliant social history and a work of important scholarship which does away with several old myths and breaks entirely new ground. It is a book about life intensely lived, about family love and loyalty, about grief and courage, about “blessed” mornings on horseback beneath the wide blue skies of the Badlands.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Man On Horseback

Author : Samuel Finer
ISBN : 9781351479790
Genre : Political Science
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The role of the military in a society raises a number of issues: How much separation should there be between a civil government and its army? Should the military be totally subordinate to the polity? Or should the armed forces be allowed autonomy in order to provide national security? Recently, the dangers of military dictatorships-as have existed in countries like Panama, Chile, and Argentina-have become evident. However, developing countries often lack the administrative ability and societal unity to keep the state functioning in an orderly and economically feasible manner without military intervention.Societies, of course, have dealt with the realities of these problems throughout their histories, and the action they have taken at any particular point in time has depended on numerous factors. In the ""first world"" of democratic countries, the civil-military relationship has been thoroughly integrated, and indeed by most modern standards this is seen as essential. However, several influential Western thinkers have developed theories arguing for the separation of the military from any political or social role. Samuel Huntington, emphasized that professionalism would presuppose that the military should intervene as little as possible in the political sphere. Samuel E. Finer, in contrast, emphasizes that a government can be efficient enough way to keep the civil-military relationship in check, ensuring that the need for intervention by the armed forces in society would be minimal. At the time of the book's original publication, perhaps as a consequence of a post-World War II Cold War atmosphere, this was by no means a universally accepted position. Some considered the military to be a legitimate threat to a free society. Today's post-Cold War environment is an appropriate time to reconsider Finer's classic argument.The Man on Horseback continues to be an important contribution to the study of the military's role in the realm of politics, and will be of interest to stu
Category: Political Science

Hero On Horseback

Author : Collins, David R.
ISBN : 1455605700
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents the life of the American Revolutionary War hero, from his childhood in Poland to his role in developing a cavalry unit for the American patriots and his death in battle.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Heroes On Horseback

Author : John Charles Chasteen
ISBN : 0826315984
Genre : History
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"Well-written study of 19th-century caudillismo and border politics looks at both leaders and followers during the 1893-94 Federalist War and subsequent uprisings in Uruguay. The caudillos were charismatic leaders who embodied the values and aspirations of the rural masses on both sides of the border, values represented by the 'myth of the patriada.'"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Category: History

Warriors On Horseback

Author : John Carter
ISBN : 9781472911520
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Winner of the prestigious Dr. Tony Ryan literary prize, awarded to the author of the best book on any aspect of thoroughbred horse racing. A remarkable and riveting insight into the lives of jockeys. Jockeys who earn a living race riding on racehorses are a incredible group. They are fiercely competitive on the racecourse but enjoy a tribal kinship in the weighing room. The minimum requirements for long-term success are courage, skill, athleticism and an intuitive understanding of how to 'get a tune' out of a horse. This book celebrates these warriors on horseback, both the old and the new, highlighting the headline performers for jump racing and flat racing in the last five centuries – male and female and from around the globe - as well as taking the reader on a behind-the-scenes look at the lifestyle of professional jockeys in the 21st century.The book takes a tour of Aintree's weighing room, tracks a day in the life of a Derby-winning jockey and investigates the twin challenges faced by jockeys: inevitable injuries and 24/7 weight management. The book also looks back at historical events where jockeys have made the headlines, including: the scandal of jockey Sam Chifney, Lord Bunbury and the Prince of Wales; Captain Becher and his attempt to negotiate Aintree's formidable fences during the Grand National's inaugural running; Fred Archer, who committed suicide in the mists of mental and physical misery; Red Pollard's partnership with the great American horse, Seabiscuit; Bob Champion, who recovered from cancer to win the Grand National, and Frankie Dettori's magnificent seven wins in one day at Ascot. Dettori is just one of the more recent jockeys featured; others include Lester Piggott, Bill Shoemaker, Scobie Breasley, Julie Krone, John Francome and Tony McCoy. The book features quotes and insights from eminent jockeys and racing insiders, people who know the profession and the sport; and is illustrated with captivating images from the world of horseracing. Foreword by Bob Champion MBE, former jump jockey and Grand National winner.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Slaves On Horseback

Author : Allan Westcott Chapman
ISBN : 9780979678004
Genre : Fiction
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Nick Shepherd survived the terrorist attack , but is the prime suspect. In his quest to discover the true perpetrators, Nick finds trouble at UNRC, the oil company where he works, Stanford, his University, and even at home. In the process he launches his spiritual journey.
Category: Fiction

Giraffes On Horseback Salad

Author : Josh Frank
ISBN : 9781594749247
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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This lushly illustrated graphic novel re-creates a lost Marx Brothers script written by modern art icon Salvador Dali. Grab some popcorn and take a seat...The curtain is about to rise on a film like no other! But first, the real-life backstory: Giraffes on Horseback Salad was a Marx Brothers film written by modern art icon Salvador Dali, who’d befriended Harpo. Rejected by MGM, the script was thought lost forever. Author and lost-film buff Josh Frank unearthed the original script, and Dali’s notes and sketches for the project, tucked away in museum archives. With comedian Tim Heidecker and Spanish comics creator Manuela Pertega, he’s re-created the film as a graphic novel in all its gorgeous full-color, cinematic, surreal glory. In the story, a businessman named Jimmy (played by Harpo) is drawn to the mysterious Surrealist Woman, whose very presence changes humdrum reality into Dali-esque fantasy. With the help of Groucho and Chico, Jimmy seeks to join her fantastical world—but forces of normalcy threaten to end their romance. Includes new Marx Brothers songs and antics, plus the real-world story behind the historic collaboration.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

A Sailor On Horseback

Author : Captain Robert T. Bush
ISBN : 9781469122632
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Sailor on Horseback is a memoir of a life spent on and around the sea. Beginning with a recollection of rural life in pre-war England, with World War 2 seen through the eyes of a schoolboy during the Occupation, the book spans eighty years and all the worlds oceans. The many strands of the memoir include nautical nostalgia, recalling seafaring in the immediate post-war era before the decline of the former colonial powers and the traditional shipping companies trading around the Indian Ocean coasts, and in Burmese waters before the military government became established Iran before Mossadeq and after Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf in boom times and war times happy days ashore and afloat in Australia, Canada, Mexico and the Seychelles adventurous and exciting times working for the worlds richest man yachting deluxe on a superyacht, meeting many remarkable people in some beautiful places good and not so good times in the shipping industry around the world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Outlaws On Horseback

Author : Harry Sinclair Drago
ISBN : 080326612X
Genre : History
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Outlaws on Horseback concentrates on the long, unbroken chain of crime that began in the late 1850s with the Missouri-Kansas border warfare and ended in Arkansas in 1921 with the killing of Henry Starr, the last of the authentic desperadoes. Harry Sinclair Drago shows links among the men and women who terrorized the Midwest while he squelches the most outlandish tales about them. The guerrilla warfare led by the evil William Quantrill was training for Frank and Jesse James and Cole and Jim Younger. Drago puts their bloody careers in perspective and tracks down the truth about Belle Starr the Bandit Queen, Cherokee Bill, Rose of the Cimarron, and the gangs, including the Daltons and Doolins, that infested the Oklahoma hills. The action moves from the sacking of Lawrence to the raid on Northfield to the shootout at Coffeyville.
Category: History

On Horseback Through Asia Minor

Author : Fred Burnaby
ISBN : 9781108037594
Genre : History
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A two-volume 1877 account of the author's two-thousand mile journey from Constantinople to eastern Turkey before the Russo-Turkish War.
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The Village On Horseback

Author : Jesse Ball
ISBN : 9781571318237
Genre : Fiction
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This second volume of poetry by experimental writer Jesse Ball is a philosophical recasting of myth and legend. Employing an eerie narrative simplicity, these always unpredictable poems are cautionary tales of the oppressiveness of monolithic culture on the development of artistic, philosophical, and political leadership. Alternating from the personal to the public, Ball attains a wide enough vantage to observe the cowardliness of historians in their refusal to ascribe causality. Unearthing parables from the compost heap of oral tradition, folklore, literature, and popular culture, this book projects shadows of figures we think we recognize: Helen Keller, Pompeii, Ellis Island, Houdini, Lazarus, the Pied Piper, Punch and Judy, Hawthorne, Shirley Jackson, and more. Comprised of three separate “volumes,” The Village on Horseback creates an entirely original world of interrelated characters, with a mix of references, allusions, evocations—the result being a sort of Brueghel-esque feel—and yet there’s also a self-conscious acknowledgment of modernity as well as a questioning of the “authority” of the author in determining meaning. At times evoking Gorey, Chaucer, and the tale of Robin Hood, these fables, ghost stories, and riddles of human nature dissect the individual’s interaction with “culture,” particularly commenting on the ascribing of meaning by communal groups resulting in “truth-making,” and the limitations of our leaders (artists, philosophers, politicians) in their ability to break us out of communal indoctrination.
Category: Fiction

Wilderness Adventures On Horseback

Author : Philip Beaudet
ISBN : 9780615146911
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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These are a few of the author's many numerous and humorous adventures on horseback in the Trinity Alps, Yosemite and the Pacific Crest Trail here in Californy. This edition is 8.5 X 11 softcover and is complete with full color images of these adventures. Wilderness Adventures on Horseback is an amazing read of the true, back-country adventures of gutsy horses and stalwart friends. The equine characters tackle trails "impassable" to horses, rickety bridges over chasms, and slick-rock granite passes at lofty elevations. The intrepid friends push themselves to their sometimes frightening, other times admirable, and many times hilarious limits. The author refers to many trails as "E-ticket rides," and that's what I guarantee the reader will get!
Category: Sports & Recreation

Ocean To Ocean On Horseback

Author : Willard Glazier
ISBN : 9781429005135
Genre : Travel
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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Swimming Through Dreams On Horseback

Author : Emily Bunker
ISBN : 9781466912342
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"My horse is outside waiting for me! I wonder how she can still be alive after all these years. But she is there, and she must be hungry, so I grab a carrot (with the greens still attached) and head toward the pasture. I call her name in the old familiar way, and she whinnies in recognition. When I find her, she chomps down the carrot and greens." * "I'm actually breathing underwater! The cool water rushes by, keeping me safe as I glide along. I think about how strange it is to be able to breathe normally while swimming underwater. I'm probably the only person on earth who can do this." * I had these dreams for decades. In both cases, there was eventually a new element that acknowledged the existence of the previous versions . . . "before it was just a dream, but now it's really happening." Some time ago I started an essay about my underwater dream. I quickly realized that the dream was tied to my lifelong debilitating shyness: staying underwater indefinitely was a handy way to escape social interaction. It's a great dream, but I didn't want to write about the humiliation of being unable to make small talk or, for that matter, most kinds of talk. I preferred to forget all the times I put my foot in my mouth - besides, it's embarrassing to admit to feeling so embarrassed. An essay about my horse was also put aside because I assumed I wouldn't remember enough details from forty years ago. I often thought about my beautiful horse with a star on her forehead, and the dreams I had about "her," but it didn't go much further than that. Then I saw the movie "Secretariat" and was inspired once again to write about the horse I had when I was a teenager. I wondered if my two recurring dreams might be connected . . . if I were able to breathe underwater, I could ride the wave longer and put off facing the rest of the world . . . and if only my horse were still with me, I wouldn't feel so alone when I did have to face it all. Were they two sides of the same coin? I decided they were. I was surprised to discover that the more I wrote about the past, the more I remembered, until finally the whole story unfolded. Looking back at the horse factor in my childhood from a grownup perspective - especially inside the framework of the dreams - made me begin to understand myself. It was revealing as well to find out that there's one detail my psyche is keeping beyond my reach. This is the story of a girl who felt less alone because of her friendship with a horse.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Through Five Republics On Horseback

Author : G. Whitfield Ray
ISBN : 9781596054851
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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That I have been able to penetrate into part of [South America's] unexplored interior, and visit tribes of people hitherto untouched and unknown, was urged as sufficient reason for the publishing of this work. In perils oft, through hunger and thirst and fever, consequent on the many wanderings in unhealthy climes herein recorded, the writer has also had many pleasant as well as strange experiences. -from the Preface He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, the "Livingstone of South America," and "Official Explorer for the Bolivian Government.,." a title he wrangled for himself. A real-life Indiana Jones and sometime missionary, George Whitfield Ray landed in Bolivia in 1889, the first of many trips across "the darkest land" of South America, though Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, and Uruguay. In this reproduction of the twenty-fifth edition of his wildly popular adventures, Ray regales us with his own derring-do -- whether he's coming face to face with angry crocodiles over raging rivers, attending audiences with tribal kings in remote villages, coming under attack by vampire bats, or reveling at gaudy street festivals in ancient cities, Ray's enthusiasm for his own audacity and intrepidness is infectiously endearing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

On Horseback

Author : Charles Dudley Warner
ISBN : 1425081312
Genre : Fiction
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The narrative of a journey that is for the most part an idiosyncratic experience. With entertaining twists and turns, the narrative focuses on the expedition. The causes of the journey and its consequences are explained in an engaging manner. Captivating!
Category: Fiction