Lower Missouri River, late summer 1835.Two brothers, fur trappers Zebadiahand Jonathan Creed, are bushwhacked.Jonathan is murdered and Zebadiah leftfor dead. Zeb is found by a Quaker doctorand his daughter, who nurse him back tohealth and insist he stay with them. Butthe appeal of a peaceful life cannot quellZeb's burning desire for revenge and hesets out to find the two men who killedhis brother.In recounting his search, ZebadiahCreed spins an exciting tale that leadsreaders by steamboat down the GreatMississippi to St. Louis and on to NewOrleans, where Zeb finds revenge isnever as simple as killing a man, andretribution and redemption are not thesame.
Drama. Literary Nonfiction. In the hit 2016 Shotgun Players production of Hamlet, seven actors learned all the roles. Each night, in front of the audience, they drew from Yorick's skull the characters they would play, then had five minutes to get ready before show time. PLAYING HAMLET ROULETTE explores what eventually emerged as the production's true subjects: failure, expectation, possibility, and democracy. In these pages, the production's director, actors, designers, and audience explore the wide ranging implications of these subjects both in and out of theatre. How might a critical consideration of creative experiences with failure expand our expectations of what is possible in our democratic societies? Theatre makers, goers, students, and teachers alike will enjoy the book for its exploration of rehearsal processes and of the impact theatre performances can have on audiences, as well as its uniquely poly-vocal analysis of Shakespeare's play, Hamlet. "A mind- bending new production... Refreshing... The actors' ability to pull off this Hamlet is simply awe-inspiring. And the format makes you examine your preconceptions of both the play and the nature of theater: All lines of gender, age and race will be crossed at some point."—San Francisco Chronicle "Uplifting and weirdly affecting... You immediately notice that there isn't a conventional Hamlet in the cast. They are a wonderfully eclectic bunch: men and women, a smattering of ages and races, even different acting styles... We are plunged into a democracy of infinite possibilities... A unique and rich response to the play... We should be thankful to witness such a circus of daring."—KQED.org "By opening up Hamlet to thousands of possible casting combinations, Jackson inevitably defies traditional assumptions about the gender, age and race of the play's well-known characters... This spontaneous diversity seizes upon the universality of Shakespeare's work in a way that many other productions fail to—fully revealing the kernels of common humanity within each character... An exhilarating journey, and one that manages to stoke the audience's appreciation for the very mechanics of theater while its powerhouse cast brings new vitality—and vigor—to a well-known play."—East Bay Express
Andrew Jackson and the Rise of the Democratic Party
In Andrew Jackson and the Rise of the Democratic Party, author Mark R. Cheathem provides a unique historical analysis and bold critique of American partisanship from the early republic to the end of Andrew Jackson’s administration. Cheathem begins by discussing the American political system after the American Revolutionary War while the debates over the ratification of the Constitution stormed on. In doing so, he delivers a contextual and chronological analysis of how the political system evolved from the vision of the Founding Fathers to Jackson’s populist Democratic party. Though other political changes throughout the decades affected the development of Jacksonian Democracy, Cheathem argues it was an identity crisis in the Republican party during Jackson’s rise to power that allowed Jackson’s populism to thrive. The faltering of the Republican party and Jackson’s executive agenda continued to shape the state of the Democratic party for years. Additionally, Cheathem considers both Jacksonian Democracy’s impact on the political system of the time and his lingering populist influence in the altered Republican party and contemporary Republican presidencies. Cheathem deftly portrays the political nuances of Jackson’s rise, detailing events that shaped the early form and long-term durability of the Democratic party. Finally, Cheathem notes that the Democratic party of the Jacksonian era and Jackson’s ideology are hardly embraced by today’s Democratic party nor seen as the epitome of democracy. Setting all such historicism aside, Cheathem points American readers to the democratic climate of the present, welcoming renewed scrutiny of the one system which is ours to improve.
Physics Equations & Answers (Quick Study Academic)
In a world burdened by chronic conditions and mutating viruses, with a health service strained to its limits, the history of medicine challenges our understanding of what it means to be healthy. By illuminating the ailments and methods of the past, our own dilemmas about medical practice and policy can be put into a new perspective. Esteemed historian Mark Jackson takes us from the dawn of medicine in the ancient world to the most recent developments pioneered in the 21st century’s hospitals. On the way, Jackson explores Indian and Chinese traditions, as well as the origins of today’s so-called alternative therapies, offering piercing insight into how medicine has reflected and shaped society throughout the ages.
Jackson's Silver and Gold Marks of England, Scotland & Ireland
Sir Charles Jackson's English Goldsmiths and their Marks is the classic reference work on British antique silver hallmarks. First written in 1905 and last revised in 1921, it is a mammoth endeavour which has remained in print ever since. It is still considered indispensable by silver collectors and dealers, despite shortcomings due to its age. This major new edition has been compiled by a team of distinguished experts to take account of the vast store of information which has been unearthed as a result of much detailed and wide ranging research over the last seventy years. The text has been extensively updated with over 10,000 corrections and an enormous amount of entirely new material. For example, there are over 1,000 corrections to London eighteenth century makers' marks alone. Many ideas and attributions have changed since Jackson assembled his work and some of the makers he overlooked are now known to be of major significance. There are not many standard reference works which survive for eig
Read what happens when a retired NFL player has a chance encounter with one of the world’s greatest craps guru. It is a lively fiction thriller that could pass for non-fiction; a how-to book and engaging story about making money in an unconventional way - at the craps table.
Andrew Jackson, Southerner (Southern Biography Series)
Winner of the 2013 Tennessee History AwardMany Americans view Andrew Jackson as a frontiersman who fought duels, killed Indians, and stole another man's wife. Historians have traditionally presented Jackson as a man who struggled to overcome the obstacles of his backwoods upbringing and helped create a more democratic United States. In his compelling new biography of Jackson, Mark R. Cheathem argues for a reassessment of these long-held views, suggesting that in fact "Old Hickory" lived as an elite southern gentleman. Jackson grew up along the border between North Carolina and South Carolina, a district tied to Charleston, where the city's gentry engaged in the transatlantic marketplace. Jackson then moved to North Carolina, where he joined various political and kinship networks that provided him with entree into society. In fact, Cheathem contends, Jackson had already started to assume the characteristics of a southern gentleman by the time he arrived in Middle Tennessee in 1788.After moving to Nashville, Jackson further ensconced himself in an exclusive social order by marrying the daughter of one of the city's cofounders, engaging in land speculation, and leading the state militia. Cheathem notes that through these ventures Jackson grew to own multiple plantations and cultivated them with the labor of almost two hundred slaves. His status also enabled him to build a military career focused on eradicating the nation's enemies, including Indians residing on land desired by white southerners. Jackson's military success eventually propelled him onto the national political stage in the 1820s, where he won two terms as president. Jackson's years as chief executive demonstrated the complexity of the expectations of elite white southern men, as he earned the approval of many white southerners by continuing to pursue Manifest Destiny and opposing the spread of abolitionism, yet earned their ire because of his efforts to fight nullification and the Second Bank of the United States.By emphasizing Jackson's southern identity -- characterized by violence, honor, kinship, slavery, and Manifest Destiny -- Cheathem's narrative offers a bold new perspective on one of the nineteenth century's most renowned and controversial presidents.
Descriptions, folklore, roleplaying hints and systems for dozens of creatures, both magical and mundane. Character creation rules, new Traits, and Storyteller suggestions. Suitable for Mage: The Sorcerers Crusade, Mage: The Ascension, Changeling: The Dreaming, and Vampire: The Dark Ages.
The Solutions Focus: Making Coaching and Change SIMPLE
This is a new and updated edition of this acclaimed first business book on the powerful, simple yet subtle approach to positive change in people, teams and organisations. Used around the world by a wide range of people, professions and organisations, the first edition has now sold nearly 10,000 copies and been translated into 7 languages. Including new chapters reflecting the increasing importance of coaching and the solutions focus movement in the business environment, this wide-ranging book is filled with all the most important ideas, case examples and practical tips for managers, facilitators and consultants. Proven in many fields and with a distinguished intellectual heritage, "The Solutions Focus" provides a simple and direct route to progress in your organisation. It focuses on: solutions - not problems; in between: the action is in the interaction; make use of what's there; possibilities - past, present and future; and language. Every case is different. The trouble with traditional approaches to people problems is that they assume a straightforward relationship between cause and effect, between a problem and its solution. A solutions-focused approach sidesteps the search for the causes of a problem and heads straight for the solution, showing you how to envisage your preferred future and quickly takes steps forward. The authors present a set of practical techniques, including specific forms of questioning that lead to immediate action and results. They show how to identify what is working in your organisation and amplify it to make useful changes; to focus on what is possible rather than what is intractable and how to be solution focused, not solution forced.
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