Imagine you're the mighty Thor.
Part of the time, you're an immortal god. Part of the time, you're a mortal doctor. Each life comes with its own problems, and you've got the problems of both! And to top it all off, what do you do when you fall in love with a mortal woman?
For centuries, settled peoples have contemplated nomads with fascination and envy, or with disdain and fear. Both Americans and the British have had an obsession with nomadic peoples, stemming from their own wanderlust and admiration for the unfettered life. In Search of Nomads centers on four regions that are rich in nomadic culture—the Arabian peninsula with its Bedouin, the Sahara with its Moors and Tuareg, the mountain ranges of southern Iran with its migratory pastoral tribes, and the steppes of Central Asia with its Mongol horsemen and Tartar descendants. Author John Ure has traveled with all of these peoples and provides a brief account of the special characteristics and history of each group. However, one of the most appealing aspects of the book is the insight it provides into the often-eccentric British and American observers who chose to seek out and travel with nomads. Some were exiles from nineteenth-century high society, some were footloose adventurers like T. E. Lawrence; some were distinguished literary figures like Vita Sackville-West, while others were notable scholars like Gertrude Bell. In short, the visitors were often odder than the exotic peoples they visited, and John Ure brings both to life with skill and humor.
The demise of the Confederacy left a legacy of legal arrangements that raised fundamental and vexing questions regarding the legal rights and status of former slaves and the status of former Confederate states. As Harold Hyman shows, few individuals had greater impact on resolving these difficult questions than Salmon P. Chase, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1865 to 1873.
Hyman argues that in two cases -- In Re Turner (1867) and Texas v. White (1869) -- Chase combined his abolitionist philosophy with an activist jurisprudence to help dismantle once and for all the deposed machineries of slavery and the Confederacy. In Re Turner was a private law case decided at the federal circuit level.
It involved a black woman's claim that she, a recent slave, was being held in involuntary, servitude. Elizabeth Turner's mother had apprenticed her to their former master, who had not abided by his contractual obligations to provide Elizabeth with training and compensation, substantively keeping her in slavery. Chase's decision, which relied upon due process and equal protection implications in the thirteenth amendment and the 1866 Civil Rights Act, confirmed the rights of emancipated slaves to bargain and contract with employers on a parity with white workers. Texas v. White was a public law case decided in the Supreme Court. It revolved around the issue of whether the holders of U.S. bonds seized and sold by the Confederate state of Texas could demand payment after the war from that state's newly reconstructed government. In effect, Chase and his associate justices were asked to determine the legality of actions committed by all former Confederate states and, thus, to define whatconstituted a state. Chase's opinion reaffirmed the permanence of the Union and its constituent states and the duty of the states to respect the legal rights and obligations of all citizens. Hyman's exemplary study provides a much-needed reevaluation of both cases in the context of Chase's life and shows how they secured for him a rostrum for both moral and legal reform from which he asserted his strong views on the fundamental rights of individuals and states in an era of sporadically expanding federal power. "This is constitutional history as it should be written, but seldom is. Combining an excellent sketch of Chase's life with the social, intellectual, and moral climate of the times, Hyman provides a brilliant analysis of two landmark decisions. He also presents a stimulating, original, and provocative treatment of the Chase Court that sheds new light on our understanding of the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments". John Niven, editor of The Salmon P.
Learn how to discover your animal guide, or ‘power animal’, and invite it into your life to help heal past issues and inspire you forward into the future. Using the traditional rituals of the shaman, such as drumming, visualization, and dreaming, discover more than 50 power animals and the special gifts they offer. Chris Lüttichau, who has followed the shamanic path for more than twenty years, presents a unique insight into Animal Spirit Guides, or Power Animals, through first-hand encounters in the wild, in America, Mexico, and Europe.
As a healer and educator, he communicates his encounters in a way that is immediate and soulful. Part One, The Path, introduces ways to discover your power animal. In Working with Your Animal Guide, you understand animals as teachers and healers, and learn how to communicate and stay connected with their energy when you need to. Part Two, Animal Spirit Guides, profiles a range of animals, all of which are fully illustrated, along with personal anecdotes and insights. The final chapter, Animal Guides and Your Life’s Purpose, looks at the Circle of Allies and how these animal spirits can accompany you through life. Beautifully illustrated by Melissa Launay, this insightful guide will introduce you to natural, shamanic ways of living, and inspire you to work with the amazing energies of your personal Animal Spirit Guide.
"Ol' Three-Paw" has a price on his head bigger than most outlaws. But this "outlaw" is a killer grizzly so murderous that he makes the James Gang look like the Salvation Army. The Gunsmith joins the hunt for the reward money.
But before Clint Adams can catch "Ol' Three-Paw" he has to tame Lacy Blake, a dark-haired lady who will hunt anyone or anything for the right price—and considers herself a match for any man!
Kniha je souborem rozhovorů, které postupně vycházely v časopise Sorry a představuje tak průřez názorů, glos i poznámek, které se váží nejen k příslušné době; v mnoha ohledech jsou totiž nadčasové a demonstrují často svéráznou filozofii i životní postoj zahrnutých postav. Čtenář se tak v textu můžeme setkat s takovými osobnostmi jako Ivan Martin Jirous, Ladislav Kuk, Anna Koubová, Dušan Všelicha, Vincent Venera, David Černý, Tony Ducháček, Martin Myšička, Ladislav Frej ml., Andrej Stankovič, Jan Haubert, Štěpán Jiřík, Jiří Tichý, Adéla Pánková, Jan Pelc, Jaroslav Róna, Petr Hraboš Hrabalik, Ivan Brezina, František Čuňas Stárek, Ivan Vojnár, Ladislav Horáček či Luděk Marks.