Behind The Legends

Author by : John Heath
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Publisher by : Peter Lang
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Description : Stefan Heym's very beginnings as a writer were a direct response to the threat of Fascism and the mass veneration of Hitler, and in his American exile he was to encounter the marketing and image machinery of capitalism and democratic politics. After arriving in the GDR in the wake of McCarthyism he was then confronted with the Stalin cult and the stark contradiction between the personality cult and the purported aims of the Communist vision. This book examines Heym's response to a problem that did not die out with the collapse of the Soviet bloc and which he treated as a universal phenomenon, and probes the extent to which he employed various publicity techniques to shape his own reception as a writer. In this analysis of an often controversial figure, the author draws on much uncovered archive material, and places close readings in a broad context; this is one of few studies that deal with Heym's career as a whole, from his beginnings in the Weimar Republic and Czechoslovakia and his overnight success in America through to his eminence as an intellectual public figure in the GDR and the reunified Germany.


The Chronicles Of Pirates The Truth Behind The Legends Complete History Of Piracy Biographies Of The Most Famous Buccaneers 9 Books In One Volume

Author by : Daniel Defoe
Languange : en
Publisher by : e-artnow
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Description : This carefully crafted collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates (Captain Charles Johnson) Book of Pirates: Fiction, Fact & Fancy (Howard Pyle) The Book of Buried Treasure: Being a True History of the Gold, Jewels, and Plate of Pirates (Ralph D. Paine) The Pirates Own Book: Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers (Charles Ellms) Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean (Currey E. Hamilton) The Pirates of Panama (A True Account by a Pirate) (John Esquemeling) The Story of the Barbary Corsairs (J. D. Jerrold Kelley and Stanley Lane-Poole) The Pirate Gow (Daniel Defoe) The King of Pirates (Daniel Defoe)


Unicorns

Author by : Erin Peabody
Languange : en
Publisher by : little bee books
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Description : Are elegant, elusive unicorns real, or just a myth? You decide with this new book in the nonfiction series, Behind the Legend! Behind the Legend looks at creatures and monsters throughout history and analyzes them through a scientific, myth-busting lens, debating whether or not the sightings and evidence provided are adequate proof of their existence. In Unicorns, readers learn about all the sightings and "proof" of them, from stories in history of people like Julius Caesar and Marco Polo who sought unicorns to why they were hunted so fiercely. This book also discusses additional history about the creatures, such as why their horns were so valued in medieval times, their presence in pop culture, and people's ongoing search for unicorns in modern times. Complete with engaging anecdotes, interesting sidebars, and fantastic illustrations, this book is one kids won't want to put down!


Atlantis The Truth Behind The Legend

Author by : Angelos Geōrgiou Galanopoulos
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Legends Of The Grand Valley

Author by : Ken Johnson
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Legends And Heroes Behind The Lens

Author by : Dave Humphrey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu Press, Inc
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Description : A personal account of the role of military photography and its massive impact on world conflicts over the last century. David's collection of stories includes the history of the unique photographic training facility, founded by the Royal Flying Corps in 1915 and the "Legends & Heroes" who made the difference in its evolution. He completes the collection with his own autobiography.


Legends Monsters Or Serial Murderers The Real Story Behind An Ancient Crime

Author by : Dirk C. Gibson
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Covering figures ranging from Catherine Monvoisin to Vlad the Impaler, and describing murders committed in ancient aristocracies to those attributed to vampires, witches, and werewolves, this book documents the historic reality of serial murder.


Mothman

Author by : Donnie Sergent
Languange : en
Publisher by : Mark s Phillips Pub
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Description : On the night of November 15, 1996, two adventurous youngcouples drove into the TNT area north of Point Pleasant, WV. What they saw in the countryside that night has evolved into one of the great mysteries ofall time: just who--or what--was the Mothman? This book will answer many questions regarding just what those couples saw outside the abandoned North Power Plant that night. Culled from a variety of sources, the materials presented inside are not conjecture--the authors are careful not to cross the line between fact and fiction--leaving any decisions regarding the truth behind the Mothman legend solely up to the reader. The text features eyewitness accounts, newspaper clippings, and previously unpublished information. It is sure to be of interest to readers as a tie-in with the January 2002 release of Sony Pictures' "The Mothman Prophecies" starring Richard Gere.


Urban Legends Uncovered

Author by : Mark Barber
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : From campfire classics that send shivers down the spine to the paranoia that followed the events of 9/11, this compelling book relates and then investigates the origins of urban myths.


King Arthur

Author by : Don Nardo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Surveys the known history of King Arthur, the legends and lore surrounding him, his treatment in literature, and the possible historical background of his associates and stories.


Wyatt Earp

Author by : Casey Tefertiller
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
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Total Read : 60
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Description : Chronicles the life of the Western lawman, examining his legendary status in the Old West, and the question of whether he was a hero or a villian


The Legend Of Rosa S Window

Author by : Mark Tezel
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : Pedro, who left Spain to help build the Mission San Jos'e in what is now San Antonio, Texas, carves a beautiful stone window frame to honor his beloved Rosa who was lost at sea. Includes facts behind the legend.


Legends And Heroes Behind The Lens

Author by : Dave Humphrey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Total Read : 59
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Description : A personal account of the role of military photography and its massive impact on world conflicts over the last century. David's collection of stories includes the history of the unique photographic training facility, founded by the Royal Flying Corps in 1915 and the "Legends & Heroes" who made the difference in its evolution. The author completes the collection with his own autobiography.


Ray Martin S Favourites

Author by : Ray Martin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Victory Books
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Total Read : 45
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Description : This is a book that brings together the most remarkable people Ray Martin met during his own hugely successful career in journalism.


Shadowhunters Myths Discovering The Legends Behind The Mortal Instruments

Author by : Valerie Estelle Frankel
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : The demon-slaying rebel teens of the Mortal Instruments have hit televisions everywhere as Freeform's Shadowhunters. Like Harry Potter and other beloved fantasies, the epic story's secrets lie in the real-world myths and legends that fuel its adventures. Shadowhunters use runes of angelic power from The Book of Raziel - inspired by its earthly counterpart and many a medieval codex. Real angelologies and demonologies supply the monsters and divine guidance as Lilith, Abbadon, and Asmodeus strike. Nephilim, parabatai, iratzes and the Sword of Heavenly Fire arrive straight from the Bible. Idris is from the Qur'an and the Silent Brothers from the mystical The Book of Enoch. Reaching wider, world folklore offers the nixies, djinn, warlocks, vampires, and fairies, along with oni, kappa, rakshasas and all the other magical peoples. Now learn more of them all, read from Dante, Milton, and Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, and discover the truths behind the Shadowhunters' deepest secrets.


Legends Behind The Badge

Author by : King David High School Linksfield
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Pinotage Behind The Legends Of South Africa S Own Wine

Author by : F. Peter May
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : 1925. In South Africa Professor Perold is crossing grape varieties, striving for the perfect wine. Did he succeed? The quest to unravel the truth of Pinotage's parentage spans decades and continents, with myths and legends appearing at every turn. Wine explorer Peter F May is a modern day Indiana Jones, tracking down long-lost journals, turning dusty pages of long-forgotten books and analysing high technology DNA results to unravel this mystery. Travel with Peter from the dusty wine cellars of South Africa to the noise of London's Tube, from ancient French vineyards to modern wineries in Texas to unearth the ancestors of this award-winning wine. Along the way you'll see whale pods kiss the coastline, savour the swirl of wine on an African savannah, infiltrate the musty depths of a restricted library, and take part in solving one of the most fascinating mysteries to ever tantalise the wine world.


Missouri Myths And Legends

Author by : Josh Young
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Total Read : 72
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Description : Myths and Mysteries of Missouri dispels any notion that the Show Me State is a boring place harboring little unknown. Thirteen diverse chapters, each a story unto itself, probe dark secrets, unexplained phenomena, legendary individuals and actual events which leave people incredulous to this day. Much in this well-researched book has been largely forgotten, but the author's lively and amusing style will awaken curiosity in lifelong residents and armchair visitors alike


Urban Legends

Author by : Richard Roeper
Languange : en
Publisher by : Career PressInc
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Total Read : 39
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Description : Offers the truth about a variety of urban legends that have been circulated on the Internet, by the media, and around offices.


B Traven

Author by : Karl Siegfried Guthke
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Phantom Hitchhikers And Other Urban Legends

Author by : Albert Jack
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Total Read : 31
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Description : Have you heard the one about… • Walt Disney’s frozen body? • Coca-Cola owning Santa Claus? • Alligators living in New York City sewers? We all love a good story. But where do the urban legends, conspiracy theories, and old wives’ tales we hear every day really originate? Albert Jack explores the best, strangest, and funniest of the tales so many of us take as gospel, and uncovers some eye-popping true stories that are even more far-fetched than their mythical counterparts. From Robin Hood to JFK’s brain, from hamsters under carpets to mysterious travelers, you’ll never be short of a scary or bizarre anecdote again.


Black Hills Myths And Legends

Author by : T. D. Griffith
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Did a doomed party of prospectors discover gold in South Dakota's Black Hills decades before Custer's Black Hills Expedition scouted out the area? Why would anyone want to murder one of Deadwood, South Dakota's most upstanding citizens? Where did Lame Johnny hide his stolen cache of over $7.5 million in gold? From the wily—and some say dangerous—jackalope to the world’s largest mammoth grave, Black Hills Myths and Legends of makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the Mount Rushmore State’s most fascinating and compelling stories.


Idaho Myths And Legends

Author by : Randy Stapilus
Languange : en
Publisher by : Myths and Mysteries
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Total Read : 64
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Description : Reading Line: Fourteen Mind-Boggling Tales from the Gem State Did one woman single-handedly save the members of the Lewis and Clark expedition from certain death? According to legend, a woman from the Niimíipuu tribe who had been rescued from slavery by a white family felt led to advocate for the travelers. If not for her courage and compassion, the story of the American West might have taken a much different trajectory. Could there really be a monstrously large serpent plying the depths of Bear Lake? Many dismiss the stories as Native American legends originally told to keep whites from settling in the area. Yet, for over a century, alleged eyewitness accounts, newspaper articles, and even TV shows continue to feed belief in the existence of a Bear Lake Monster. Is it true that the town of Kellogg almost was named Jackass? According to legend, the discovery of ore that led to a massive silver rush in Idaho's panhandle should be credited not to Noah Kellogg, but to the down-on-his-luck prospector's mule, Bill. Unfortunately, neither Noah nor Bill reaped the full benefits of what became one of the world's richest mining districts. From President Cleveland's alleged love child to the UFO highway, Idaho Myths and Legends of makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the Gem State's most fascinating and compelling stories. Randy Stapilus is a former newspaper reporter and editor. His other books include It Happened in Idaho, Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Idaho History, and Outlaw Tales of Idaho (all Globe Pequot Press). A long-time Idaho resident, he now lives in Carlton, Oregon, with his wife, Linda.


If These Jewels Could Talk

Author by : Beth Bernstein
Languange : en
Publisher by : ACC Distribution
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Description : Throughout the 20th century, jewelry revealed the behind-the-scenes stories and the plot twists and turns in the real lives of celebrities that will always be larger than life. Some of the world's most fabulous jewels not only illustrated power and status in society but these magical gems held tremendous sentimental value as they were linked to the most significant moments and memories of Hollywood royalty, international aristocracy and international icons of style. If These Jewels Could Talk offers a glimpse into the jewelry boxes of these celebrities - the personal tastes, heartfelt anecdotes and the true tales of the women who wore and collected the pieces. During the early- to mid-20th century, a majority of screen actresses requested to wear their own favorite pieces in films. This offered a peek into some the great jewelers of the time who were designing for women who could choose anything. Actresses such as Merle Oberon, Paulette Goddard, Joan Crawford, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor as well as icons such as Jackie Kennedy and The Duchess of Windsor created signature styles for which they became known and which influenced generations of women, becoming part of our collective consciousness. The 20s through the 50s were a time when the renowned jewelry houses were also celebrities in their own right. They mixed with the socialites and royalty they bejeweled. In films, jewelry clearly developed and defined a character's personality - as it did in real life - whether it be a rags-to-riches story or those that figured into the plot: for example, a Cartier bracelet in Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat, or a Harry Winston necklace in Notorious. Whether on or off screen, worn by the famed and the legendary, and designed by the most revered houses of the day, all of these jewels take us on a narrative journey that provide fascinating insight into the intriguing worlds of early Hollywood and nobility from the 1920s through today.


The Sterling Legend

Author by : Estee Conatser
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : Facts, maps and legends. "This book is the definitive work on the Lost Dutchman Mine..." (National Prospector's Gazette). The best insider's guide to this famous mine. Discover new insights and ingeniously concealed figments of information to this lost treasure. Includes fold-out map.


Legends And Reality Of The Ak

Author by : Charlie Cutshaw
Languange : en
Publisher by : Paladin Press
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Description : There are many excellent books about the AK. What makes Legends and Reality of the AK-47 different from all the other AK books? It is co-written by a very close associate of designer Mikhail Kalshnikov at the Izhmash Arms Factory and one of America's most respected military small-arms experts. Because of Valery Shilin's close ties to both the designer and the factory, the authors were able to gain access to information, photos and weapons never before seen in public, including the AKB and AKB-1 assault rifles, the mysterious A-62 and the very latest prototypes of the AK's replacement, the AN-94. They fill in the gaps in the knowledge about the history and development of not only the Kalashnikov family of weapons but of other Russian small arms as well. Most important, as a friend and colleague, Shilin adds a personal perspective on the man behind the design of some of the most legendary weapons of the 20th century.


Oregon Myths And Legends

Author by : Jim Yuskavitch
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Total Read : 72
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Description : From the mysterious disappearance of hijacker D.B. Cooper to persistent rumors of bigfoot, this selection of thirteen stories from Oregon's past explores some of the Beaver State's most compelling mysteries and debunks some of its most famous myths. Read about the mysterious disappearances of several people over the years around Mount Emily, relive the gruesome discovery of three murdered trappers near the Deschutes River, and learn why many people believe an eleven-ton meteorite might be hidden in the mountains of southwestern Oregon.


Arizona Myths And Legends

Author by : Sam Lowe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Total Read : 43
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Description : Arizona Myths and Legends explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Arizona’s history, like the story of Pearl Hart or the ghosts that live in the Hotel Vendome. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Arizona history.