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Errand Into The Wilderness

Author : Perry Miller
ISBN : 0674041070
Genre : History
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The title of this book by Perry Miller, who is world-famous as an interpreter of the American past, comes close to posing the question it has been Mr. Miller's lifelong purpose to answer: What was the underlying aim of the first colonists in coming to America? In what light did they see themselves? As men and women undertaking a mission that was its own cause and justification? Or did they consider themselves errand boys for a higher power which might, as is frequently the habit of authority, change its mind about the importance of their job before they had completed it? These questions are by no means frivolous. They go to the roots of seventeenth-century thought and of the ever-widening and quickening flow of events since then. Disguised from twentieth-century readers first by the New Testament language and thought of the Puritans and later by the complacent transcendentalist belief in the oversoul, the related problems of purpose and reason-for-being have been central to the American experience from the very beginning. Mr. Miller makes this abundantly clear and real, and in doing so allows the reader to conclude that, whatever else America might have become, it could never have developed into a society that took itself for granted. The title, "Errand into the Wilderness," is taken from the title of a Massachusetts election sermon of 1670. Like so many jeremiads of its time, this sermon appeared to be addressed to the sinful and unregenerate whom God was about to destroy. But the original speaker's underlying concern was with the fateful ambiguity in the word errand. "Whose" errand? This crucial uncertainty of the age is the starting point of Mr. Miller's engrossing account of what happened to the European mind when, in spite of itself, it began to become something other than European. For the second generation in America discovered that their heroic parents had, in fact, been sent on a fool's errand, the bitterest kind of all; that the dream of a model society to be built in purity by the elect in the new continent was now a dream that meant nothing more to Europe. The emigrants were on their own. Thus left alone with America, who were they? And what were they to do? In this book, as in all his work, the author of "The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century"; "The New England Mind: From Colony to Province," and "The Transcendentalists," emphasizes the need for understanding the human sources from which the American mainstream has risen. In this integrated series of brilliant and witty essays which he describes as "pieces," Perry Miller invites and stimulates in the reader a new conception of his own inheritance.

Into The Wilderness

Author : Sara Donati
ISBN : 9780440338079
Genre : Fiction
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Weaving a tapestry of fact and fiction, Sara Donati’s epic novel sweeps us into another time and place . . . and into a breathtaking story of love and survival in a land of savage beauty. It is December of 1792. Elizabeth Middleton leaves her comfortable English estate to join her family in a remote New York mountain village. It is a place unlike any she has ever experienced. And she meets a man unlike any she has ever encountered—a white man dressed like a Native American: Nathaniel Bonner, known to the Mohawk people as Between-Two-Lives. Determined to provide schooling for all the children of the village, Elizabeth soon finds herself locked in conflict with the local slave owners as well as with her own family. Interweaving the fate of the Mohawk Nation with the destiny of two lovers, Sara Donati’s compelling novel creates a complex, profound, passionate portait of an emerging America. Praise for Into the Wilderness “My favorite kind of book is the sort you live in, rather than read. Into the Wilderness is one of those rare stories that let you breathe the air of another time, and leave your footprints on the snow of a wild, strange place. I can think of no better adventure than to explore the wilderness in the company of such engaging and independent lovers as Elizabeth and her Nathaniel.”—Diana Gabaldon “Each time you open a book you hope to discover a story that will make your spirit of adventure and romance sing. This book delivers on that promise.”—Amanda Quick “A beautiful tale of both romance and survival…Here is the beauty as well as the savagery of the wilderness and, at the core of it all, the compelling story of the love of a man and a woman, both for the untamed land and for one another.”—Allan W. Eckert “Lushly written . . . Exemplary historical fiction.”—Kirkus Reviews “Epic in scope, emotionally intense.”—BookPage

Into The Wilderness

Author : Rosanne Bittner
ISBN : 9781466801738
Genre : Fiction
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Set in 1750's Pennsylvania, INTO THE WILDERNESS depicts life in the Allegheny Mountains and the Northeast at the beginning of the French and Indian War. Noah Wilde is a "long hunter," a man who hunts game for settlements and forts and is sometimes gone for months at a time. Sixteen-year-old Jessica Matthews is attacked by Ottawa Indians and is saved by Noah, who is wounded in the encounter. As Noah recovers at Jessica's mountain cabin, he and Jessica fall in love, but Noah, who is secretly spying for the English government, has a mission to fulfill and is forced to leave once he recovers. Noah's role in an earlier French versus English battle forces his imprisonment, and he is unable to return to Jessica in time to save her and her family from an Indian attack that leaves her parents and brother dead and sees Jessica captured by Delaware Indians. After his release, Noah is sent on a new mission with a young George Washington, and when he discovers what happened to Jessica, he leaves to search for her. He once again risks his life to free her. Although Noah and Jessica are fictitious characters, INTO THE WILDERNESS is filled with real history, characters, and adventures that depict the courage and determination necessary for the birth and growth of the United States of America. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Into The Wilderness

Author : Laura Abbot
ISBN : 9780373829743
Genre : Fiction
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Includes discussion questions and an excerpt from Roping the wrangler by Lacy Williams.

Into The Wilderness

Author : James J. Holmberg
ISBN : 9780813144054
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"When Thomas Jefferson sent a team of explorers to discover a way to the Pacific Ocean two hundred years ago, the western border of the United States was the Mississippi River. It was Jefferson's dream to uncover the mysteries of the distant lands beyond. In 1803, the president sent a team of thirty men, lead by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, up the Missouri River, across the Rocky Mountains, down the Columbia River to the Pacific, and back home again. During this monumental, two-and-a-half-year expedition, Lewis and Clark gathered samples of plants, animals, and Indian crafts. Into the Wilderness describes the difficult yet successful journey that made these men the celebrated heroes they are today. James J. Holmberg, curator of special collections at the Filson Historical Society, is the author of Dear Brother: Letters of William Clark to Jonathan Clark.

Into The Wilderness

Author : Deborah Lee Luskin
ISBN : 9780983484301
Genre : Fiction
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Deborah Lee Luskin's critically acclaimed love story, Into the Wilderness, follows Rose Mayer after she has just buried her second husband and wonders what she's going to do with the rest of her life. The year is 1964, and Rose is no longer a young woman. Reluctantly, she visits her son at his summer place in Vermont, where there are neither sidewalks, Democrats nor other Jews. There is, however, the Marlboro Music Festival. It's there that she meets Percy Mendell, a born and bred Vermonter who has never married, never voted for a Democrat, and never left the state.Both Rose and Percy confront habits of a lifetime, habits that interfere with their undeniable attraction to one another. Rose confronts her religious ignorance and spiritual beliefs, while Percy is forced to question his life-long political faith. All this takes place in the small Vermont town of Orton, (pop. 290). Into the Wilderness is a tale of the outsider infiltrating a new community and how all parties negotiate their differences. It's also a tale of rural Vermont at mid-century, a time when the major technological advance was the Interstate highway, a road-building project that changed rural America as much as the information highway is changing the world today.Readers routinely say, "I didn't want it to end but I couldn't put it down." Into The Wilderness has been hailed as "a fiercely intelligent love story" and "a perfectly gratifying read.""Into the Wilderness is a poignant description of a specific placebut it is also a timeless story of human fulfillment," says Frank Bryan of UVM. "Luskin's heroine Rose Mayer is an honest to God miracle. Rarely has a fictional creation come to seem so perfectly real to me, and never have I cheered out loud as a character in a novel worked her way through the last stages of grief," adds author Philip Baruth.Deborah Lee Luskin often writes about Vermont, where she has lived since 1984. She is a commentator for Vermont Public Radio, a free-lance journalist, and a Visiting Scholar for the Vermont Humanities. Into The Wilderness is her first published novel.

Stepping Into The Wilderness

Author : IME ALBERT
ISBN : 9781477239025
Genre : Poetry
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Ime Albert holds an honorary doctorate degree in business administration from Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri, USA. He is a successful Nigerian businessman and politician. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre arts from the University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. He is a born-again Christian author, poet, novelist, and philosopher. He is a reformed Christian vessel in the hands of the Lord. He is a philanthropist extraordinaire with a very large heart. He is married to Patricia, and the marriage is blessed with three children: Roland, Rachael, and Rhema. He is indeed a blessed man. STEPPING INTO THE WILDERNESS is a poetic expression of the travails, troubles, agonies, and sweetness of life. It is an intellectual expression drawn from real-life situations. It explains real-life events, people, places, as well as the propelling forces of life, which are controlled by Almighty God and Satan. This book reveals the true nature of man, the very gifts, talents, and potentialities that make the human race a rich base of incredible resources – bottled in the providential wealth of divinity. The fundamental truth as revealed by the trends captured in this work shows Almighty God not only as wonderful but as the most powerful source of wealth, fame, and riches. He is also the author of No Love Lost (A Trilogy), The Fury of God also Best Parents, Worst Couples, and The Rich, The Famous, and The Blessed, all contemporary classics. “THE BEAUTIFUL ANGEL” the extract shown in this book is a radiant work of my late son Richmond Ime Albert, who died on the 22nd of May 2011. He was aged 16 years, and was a Student of Bridge Water Independent School. He was diagnosed of Cadiomyopathy, a heart vessel disease on the 10th of April 2011, and was admitted in the hospital in England but was later discharged two week later and certified to be okay, but two months later he died in sleep. He was particularly in love with Arsenal Football Club of London. May his gentle soul rest in the bosom of our lord.

A Mission Into The Wilderness And Memoirs Of A Campaigning Trooper

Author : Harold W. Cheney Jr.
ISBN : 9780595918287
Genre : Fiction
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Our Jack of Tabbyshire is now full grown. No longer a kitten, he is the acknowledged heir of Lord Wallingford. Further, as Viscount Jack, he governs Tabbyshire as his Grandfather's Regent. Jack is troubled by an unexplained increase in ferocious forays by the Wild Cats of the Northern Hills into Tabbyshire. To discover their cause, he embarks on a Mission Into the Wilderness. Jack will restore peace by bringing the message of the Great Cat-the Mother of all Cats-to these Wild Cats. In this tale Jack and his friend, Tootoo, meet the leader of the Wild Cats, Long Claw. They also meet Golden Fur, also a Wild Cat-or is he? Can our Jack prevail over these wild and hardened fighters in the Northern Hills? To this task our Jack must bring every skill of a Campaigning Trooper-and more. In his Memoirs of a Campaigning Trooper, Captain Sam, rescuer of Jack in our previous tale, describes his rise from a humble tenant of Tabbyshire to Knight Commander of the Troop that guards the Shire.

Wilderness Preservation System

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Public Lands
ISBN : MINN:31951D00957608V
Genre : Wilderness areas
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Committee Serial No. 12. Considers S. 174, and similar bills, to establish the National Wilderness Preservation System. Hearings were held in McCall, Idaho.

Colorado Wilderness Areas

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Public Lands
ISBN : LOC:00143462778
Genre : Wilderness areas
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Considers S. 702, S. 1863, S. 1864.

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