Dressed To Kilt by Hannah Reed

Genre : Fiction
Editor : Penguin
Release : 2016-07-05
ISBN-13 : 9781101614006
Hardcover : 304 Pages


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The national bestselling author of Hooked on Ewe is back with a mysterious murder that leaves the Scottish village of Glenkillen shaken and stirred... Winter is leaving the residents of Glenkillen snowbound, but Eden isn’t about to let the weather dampen her spirits. With only a little time left in Scotland, she’s determined to make the most of it—starting with attending a fancy whisky tasting with local looker Leith Cameron. But her classy date turns into a major party foul after a woman is found drowned in one of the vats of alcohol. Eden immediately steps in as a Special Constable to help solve the case, but her investigation turns sour when she realizes that the killer could be somehow connected to her own Scottish heritage. Now, in order to find the proof she needs to put the murderer behind bars, she’ll have to take a shot at unearthing her family’s past—before she herself winds up buried... From the Paperback edition.

Before The Kilt by Gerald A. John Kelly

Genre : History
Editor : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2011-08-01
ISBN-13 : 1466219785
Hardcover : 124 Pages


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With 22 full-color illustrations and 25 black & white illustrations, all from the 16th century, the purpose of this book is to use 16th century sources to provide in a single volume the most comprehensive and accurate description so far available of 16th century Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic clothing. Accordingly, this book presents and examines the watercolors, woodcuts, and manuscript illuminations of Lucas de Heere, Albrecht Dürer, the Ashmoleum Museum, Raphael Holinshed, John Derrick, and more. It also presents and examines the reports on Gaelic dress written in the 16th century by Nicolay d'Arfeville, John Lesley, Robert Lindsay of Pitscottie, John Major, Jean de Beaugué, George Buchanan, Lughaidh Ó Cléirigh, and William Camden. As a result of this extensive process of compilation and analysis, the author specifically identifies the most accurate 16th century illustrations of Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic clothing. He also presents damning evidence that the most widespread images (and long considered the most important images) of 16th century Irish men and women are, to a large degree, a fraud perpetrated by a single 16th century propagandist - John Derrick. As an added bonus, the author includes a full chapter devoted to the law, custom, tradition, and worldview of the Irish Gaeil and Scottish Gaeil who wore these clothes. Physical description: the Deluxe Paperback Edition of 124 pages, 8 X 10 inch format, including 47 illustrations of which 22 are in full color.Original Title and Date of Publication: How the Irish and Scots Dressed in the 16th Century, October 2010

Sun Chief by Don C. Talayesva

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Yale University Press
Release : 2013-10-13
ISBN-13 : 9780300198898
Hardcover : 518 Pages


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First published in 1942, Sun Chief is the autobiography of Hopi Chief Don C. Talayesva and offers a unique insider view on Hopi society. In a new Foreword, Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert situates the book within contemporary Hopi studies, exploring how scholars have used the book since its publication more than seventy years ago.

Genre : English language
Editor :
Release : 1880
ISBN-13 : UIUC:30112070255101
Hardcover : Pages


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The Last Guardian Of Everness by John C. Wright

Genre : Fiction
Editor : Tor Books
Release : 2007-04-01
ISBN-13 : 9781429915625
Hardcover : 336 Pages


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The rave reviews for John Wright's science fiction trilogy, The Golden Age, hail his debut as the most important of the new century. Now, in The Last Guardian of Everness, this exciting and innovative writer proves that his talents extend beyond SF, as he offers us a powerful novel of high fantasy set in the modern age. Young Galen Waylock is the last watchman of the dream-gate beyond which ancient evils wait, hungry for the human world. For a thousand years, Galen's family stood guard, scorned by a world which dismissed the danger as myth. Now, the minions of Darkness stir in the deep, and the long, long watch is over. Galen's patient loyalty seems vindicated. That loyalty is misplaced. The so-called Power of Light is hostile to modern ideas of human dignity and liberty. No matter who wins the final war between darkness and light, mankind is doomed either to a benevolent dictatorship or a malevolent one. And so Galen makes a third choice: the sleeping Champions of Light are left to sleep. Galen and his companions take the forbidden fairy-weapons themselves. Treason, murder, and disaster follow. The mortals must face the rising Darkness alone. An ambitious and beautifully written story, The Last Guardian of Everness is an heroic adventure that establishes John Wright as a significant new fantasist. It is just the start of a story that will conclude in the companion volume, Mists of Everness. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Australian Mandarin by Robert Travers

Genre : Social Science
Editor : Rosenberg Pub Pty Limited
Release : 2004
ISBN-13 : 1877058203
Hardcover : 192 Pages


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Quong Tart was one of the most fascinating and colourful characters of colonial Sydney. A Mandarin of the Blue Button, honoured by the Dragon Throne with the Peacock feather, he was at the same time a fine cricketer, an all-round sportsman, a staunch Freemason, and a spirited singer of Highland ballads, which he rendered in a fine Aberdonian brogue. He was a tea merchant. Robert Travers has used a wealth of contemporary material, including cartoons, and some truly awful doggerel, to bring to life colonial Sydney and the genial Quong Tart. Quong Tart struggled for years to stop the trade in opium. He lived at time of xenophobia, yet he was a popular citizen of Sydney. Throughout his life he was celebrated by some truly dreadful verse. His marriage to Margaret Scarlett was happy despite his mother's and her father's opposition. He was a sportsman, a businessman and a charitable man. Robert Travers writes of the life of this unusual man.

D Day by Jonathan Mayo

Genre : History
Editor : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-05-27
ISBN-13 : 9781476772950
Hardcover : 304 Pages


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Told in a purely chronological style, this fascinating account vividly details the authentic stories of regular people caught up in the historical events of D-Day. June 6, 1944 was a truly historic day, but it was also a day where ordinary people found themselves in extraordinary situations... Lieutenant Norman Poole jumped from a bomber surrounded by two hundred decoy dummy parachutists. French baker Pierre Cardron led British paratroopers to his local church, where he knew two German soldiers were hiding in the confessional. Southampton telegram boy Tom Hiett delivered his first “death message” by midday. At the sound of Allied aircraft, Werner Kortenhaus of the twenty-first Panzer Division ran to collect his still damp washing from a French laundrywoman. And injured soldiers wept in their beds in a New York hospital, knowing that their buddies lay dying on the Normandy beaches. Drawing on memoirs, diaries, letters, and oral accounts, D-Day is a purely chronological narrative, concerned less with the military strategies and more with what people were thinking and doing as D-Day unfolded, minute-by-minute. Moving seamlessly from various perspectives and stories, D-Day sets the reader in the midst of it all, compelling us to relive this momentous day in world history.

Genre : Gairloch (Scotland)
Editor :
Release : 1886
ISBN-13 : NYPL:33433071361459
Hardcover : 435 Pages


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Genre :
Editor :
Release : 1952
ISBN-13 : NWU:35556042005413
Hardcover : Pages


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Genre : Clans
Editor :
Release : 1883
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105014999051
Hardcover : Pages


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