Blood Moon

An American Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation

Author: John Sedgwick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501128728

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 6280


“Riveting...Engrossing...Mr. Sedgwick’s subtitle calls the Cherokee story an ‘American Epic,’ and indeed it is.” —H. W. Brands, The Wall Street Journal An astonishing untold story from America’s past—a sweeping, powerful, and necessary work of history that reads like Gone with the Wind for the Cherokee. Blood Moon is the story of the century-long blood feud between two rival Cherokee chiefs from the early years of the United States through the infamous Trail of Tears and into the Civil War. The two men’s mutual hatred, while little remembered today, shaped the tragic history of the tribe far more than anyone, even the reviled President Andrew Jackson, ever did. Their enmity would lead to war, forced removal from their homeland, and the devastation of a once-proud nation. It begins in the years after America wins its independence, when the Cherokee rule expansive lands of the Southeast that encompass eight present-day states. With its own government, language, newspapers, and religious traditions, it is one of the most culturally and socially advanced Native American tribes in history. But over time this harmony is disrupted by white settlers who grow more invasive in both number and attitude. In the midst of this rising conflict, two rival Cherokee chiefs, different in every conceivable way, emerge to fight for control of their people’s destiny. One of the men, known as The Ridge—short for He Who Walks on Mountaintops—is a fearsome warrior who speaks no English but whose exploits on the battlefield are legendary. The other, John Ross, is descended from Scottish traders and looks like one: a pale, unimposing half-pint who wears modern clothes and speaks not a word of Cherokee. At first, the two men are friends and allies. To protect their sacred landholdings from white encroachment, they negotiate with almost every American president from George Washington through Abraham Lincoln. But as the threat to their land and their people grows more dire, they break with each other on the subject of removal, breeding a hatred that will lead to a bloody civil war within the Cherokee Nation, the tragedy and heartbreak of the Trail of Tears, and finally, the two factions battling each other on opposite sides of the US Civil War. Through the eyes of these two primary characters, John Sedgwick restores the Cherokee to their rightful place in American history in a dramatic saga of land, pride, honor, and loss that informs much of the country’s mythic past today. It is a story populated with heroes and scoundrels of all varieties—missionaries, gold prospectors, linguists, journalists, land thieves, schoolteachers, politicians, and more. And at the center of it all are two proud men, Ross and Ridge, locked in a life-or-death struggle for the survival of their people. This propulsive narrative, fueled by meticulous research in contemporary diaries and journals, newspaper reports, and eyewitness accounts—and Sedgwick’s own extensive travels within Cherokee lands from the Southeast to Oklahoma—brings two towering figures back to life with reverence, texture, and humanity. The result is a richly evocative portrait of the Cherokee that is destined to become the defining book on this extraordinary people.

Blood Moon

Author: Hal Lindsey

Publisher: Western Front Limited

ISBN: 9781888848076

Category: Bible

Page: 358

View: 2774


Hal Lindsedy's first novel, Blood Moon, spans the centuries--from Genesis to the 21st century--bringing to life biblical and historical characters and creating fictional heroes and villains you will never forget.

Blood Moon

Author: Alyxandra Harvey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802734073

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6813


When the vampire tribes convene for the rare Blood Moon ceremonies, Solange's fight with her feral nature, a mysterious stranger, family secrets and forbidden magic put all of the Drakes in danger. And when Nicholas is caught between saving his little sister Solange, or his girlfriend Lucy, who will he choose?

Blood Moon

Author: Chris Kreie

Publisher: Darby Creek

ISBN: 1512431028

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 96

View: 4413


"A road trip goes south as three best friends drive along the Pacific Coast Highway under a blood moon. Will the mysterious car that is following them lead to deadly danger?"--

Blood on the Moon

Author: James Ellroy

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453227970

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 1503


A Los Angeles homicide detective must catch a serial killer in this breathtaking crime novel from the New York Times–bestselling author of L.A. Confidential. Lloyd Hopkins was not yet a cop when the Watts riots ripped Los Angeles apart. A member of the California National Guard, he had dreams of trading in his khaki uniform for blue—of serving and protecting instead of learning to kill. Called in to patrol the streets of South Central Los Angeles during the riots, he discovered that safeguarding his city often meant shedding blood. Seventeen years later, Hopkins wears plainclothes. He has everything he had dreamed of as a young soldier: a wife, a family, and a detective’s commission. But the city’s finest homicide detective is about to be tested. Twenty women are dead, and to find their killer, this good cop must learn to think like a madman. From a modern master of the noir novel, James Ellroy's bestselling, acclaimed crime fiction captures the seamy side of Los Angeles like no other author since Raymond Chandler.

Blood Moon

Author: Alexandra Sokoloff

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477822050

Category: Fiction

Page: 313

View: 805


Twenty-five years have passed since a savage killer terrorized California, massacring three ordinary families before disappearing without a trace. The haunted child who was the only surviving victim of his rampage is now wanted by the FBI for brutal crimes of her own, and Special Agent Matthew Roarke is on an interstate manhunt for her, despite his conflicted sympathies for her history and motives. But when his search for her unearths evidence of new family slayings, the dangerous woman Roarke seeks - and wants - may be his only hope of preventing another bloodbath.

Blood Moons

Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs

Author: Mark Biltz

Publisher: Wnd Books

ISBN: 9781936488117

Category: Religion

Page: 188

View: 2470


A pastor argues that God uses certain celestial signs to communicate the coming of major events and explains what has been foretold. Original.

Blood on the Moon

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Edward Steers

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813170826

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 5008


Winner of the 2001 The Lincoln Group of New York's Award of Achievement A History Book Club Selection The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is usually told as a tale of a lone deranged actor who struck from a twisted lust for revenge. This is not only too simple an explanation; Blood on the Moon reveals that it is completely wrong. John Wilkes Booth was neither mad nor alone in his act of murder. He received the help of many, not the least of whom was Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd, the Charles County physician who has been portrayed as the innocent victim of a vengeful government. Booth was also aided by the Confederate leadership in Richmond. As he made his plans to strike at Lincoln, Booth was in contact with key members of the Confederate underground, and after the assassination these same forces used all of their resources to attempt his escape. Noted Lincoln authority Edward Steers Jr. introduces the cast of characters in this ill-fated drama, he explores why they were so willing to help pull the trigger, and corrects the many misconceptions surrounding this defining moment that changed American history. After completing an acclaimed career as a research scientist at the National Institutes of Health, Edward Steers Jr. has turned his research skills to the Lincoln assassination. He is the author of several books about the president, including The Trial. He lives in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.


A mystery of Ancient Ireland

Author: Peter Tremayne

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780109741

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1391


A secret mission. A murdered abbot. A false accusation: the compelling new Sister Fidelma mystery. Ireland, AD 671. Sister Fidelma has a mission, and she is sworn by oath to reveal her purpose to no other. The secret investigation leads her and her companions to the abbey of Finnbarr to question the abbot. But before they have a chance to speak to him, the abbot is found murdered - and the young girl suspected of the crime has fled the scene. As vicious rumours spread, accusing Fidelma's family, the Eóghanacht Kings of Cashel, of conspiring to assassinate the High King and abduct his wife, Sister Fidelma's life is placed in mortal danger. Unable to tell the truth of her quest to anyone, including her husband Eadulf, Fidelma's time is running out - and now she has no choice but to face the challenge, and her enemies, alone

Blood Moon

Author: Jackie French

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0730491935

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3288


the body lay at the bottom of the stairs. He wore red and green pyjamas. It took me a second to realise the red was blood. An old man, his eyes were still open. For one dreadful moment I thought he was still alive. But no one can live with a hole where their throat should be... Danielle Forest, Virtual Engineer, was looking forward to spending some quiet time with her lover, in their stone house in the Outlands. But someone, or some thing, keeps murdering members of nearby Utopias. A family of werewolves is under suspicion and Danielle's friend Ophelia asks her to prove their innocence. Before she can say 'silver bullet', Danielle is a temporary resident of the tree - home to the apparently friendly werewolves - and fully occupied trying to deal with another bloody murder, the angry local community and some amorous water sprites; not to mention her bone-loving hosts. Are the werewolves the killers Danielle seeks Or are humans more vicious by far this thrilling sequel to In the Blood is the second book in the Outlands trilogy. Ages 16+ the body lay at the bottom of the stairs. He wore red and green pyjamas. It took me a second to realise the red was blood. An old man, his eyes were still open. For one dreadful moment I thought he was still alive. But no one can live with a hole where their throat should be... Danielle Forest, Virtual Engineer, was looking forward to spending some quiet time with her lover, in their stone house in the Outlands. But someone, or some thing, keeps murdering members of nearby Utopias. A family of werewolves is under suspicion and Danielle's friend Ophelia asks her to prove their innocence. Before she can say 'silver bullet', Danielle is a temporary resident of the tree - home to the apparently friendly werewolves - and fully occupied trying to deal with another bloody murder, the angry local community and some amorous water sprites; not to mention her bone-loving hosts. Are the werewolves the killers Danielle seeks? Or are humans more vicious by far? this thrilling sequel to In the Blood is the second book in the Outlands trilogy. Ages 16+

Blood Moon

Author: Sharman DiVono

Publisher: D A W Books, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780886778538

Category: Fiction

Page: 441

View: 1933


When the lone survivor of a mission to Farside Base returns to Earth half dead and completely insane, NASA sets out to search for answers to what happened on the dark side of the moon. Original. BAKER & TAYLOR Bks

Blood Moon

Author: A. D. Ryan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781496045720

Category: Fiction

Page: 394

View: 2419


On the night of their twenty-first birthday, Brooke Leighton's twin brother is mysteriously murdered in a back alley. The mystery surrounding Bobby's death is never solved, which leads to her unquenchable thirst for justice and a rising career on the police force. Seven years later, her birthday is still a constant source of discord for her, and no matter how hard she tries to celebrate, she often struggles to just get through the day. This year is no exception when a ghost from her past crashes her party, sending her carefully constructed life into a tailspin and unearthing everything she's worked so hard to bury. Her life is only further complicated when she is assigned to a homicide investigation that mirrors her brother's murder. While examining the crime scene with her partner - and current love - Brooke hears a strange noise. Thinking it might be the suspect, she investigates, but what she initially thinks is a large dog turns out to be anything but. Unfortunately, Brooke does not escape this encounter unscathed, and she is left with more than just the physical scars to remind her of the night her life was unknowingly and irreparably altered. When the next full moon rises, an entirely new world is opened up to Brooke, unlocking the secrets behind the investigation and her brother's unsolved murder.

Rise of the Blood Moon

Author: Alan Gibbons

Publisher: Orion Children's Books

ISBN: 1444003984

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2182


It has always been this way. The Helati are slaves. Each month, at the full moon, they are expelled to face the demon host, the Lost Souls. But something has changed in the fabric of the times. The demons are controlled by a new master, the Darkwing. Now the danger is permanent, the horror incessant. In a southern port, however, a fourteen year old slave girl, oblivious of her destiny, holds the key to ending the nightmare of the Lost Souls. But will she ever understand the secret that is hidden deep in her memory, the secret of the Black Tower? Alan Gibbons' latest novel is an epic fantasy that takes you through a fabled land, reminiscent of a mythical ancient India. On a roller-coaster ride you will meet shape-shifters, demons, magic, tyrants, an evil lord who is the master of the living dead and countless fighters for evil...and for good.

The Book of Revelation and the Work of the Priest

Eighteen Lectures, Conversations and Question-and-answer Sessions in Dornach from 5 to 22 September 1924, Reconstructed from Notes Taken by the Participants

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855840529

Category: Religion

Page: 282

View: 448


Lectures to 57 priests in Dornach Sept 5-22, 1924 (CW 346)John's Book of Revelation, the Apocalypse, has been subjected to countless theological and academic interpretations over the years, usually based on theories and abstract speculations. Rudolf Steiner, however, discussed the Book of Revelation through direct experience and knowledge of the spiritual truths contained in John's mysterious imagery. Rudolf Steiner had already presented his insights on the Apocalypse to various audiences, but in 1924 he presented a completely new perspective. This time, his comments were in response to requests from priests of The Christian Community, the movement for religious renewal, which itself had taken form on the basis of Steiner's insights. This book will be of value to anyone who would like a fresh perspective on the most enigmatic book of the New Testament. Includes eight color plates of blackboard drawings. Read Bobby Matherne's review of this book

Blood Moon

Author: Lisa Kessler

Publisher: Entangled: Select Otherworld

ISBN: 1633751430

Category: Fiction

Page: 315

View: 9049


Nadya Dalca has been handed a death sentence. She's been bitten by the last living genetically enhanced werewolf?part of the Nero Organization's disastrous Moonlight project. With the poisonous blood now coursing through her system and pushing her to the limits, it is only a matter of time before Nadya's fate is sealed... Gareth Takoda told himself he couldn't get involved. Caught up in a maelstrom of grief and bitterness, he has been isolating himself from his Pack. But when he is charged with watching over Nadya's first transformation?or bear witness should it go horribly wrong?Gareth is torn further by unwanted desire and the need to protect what is his. One kiss changes everything. One shattering, all-consuming kiss. And with it, Nadya and Gareth face either salvation...or death. Each book in the Moon series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Reading Order: Book #1 Moonlight Book #2 Hunter's Moon Book #3 Blood Moon Book #4 Harvest Moon Book #5 Ice Moon Book #6 Blue Moon Book #7 Wolf Moon Book #8 New Moon

Blood Moon

Author: Garry Disher

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1569475636

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 1228


Love and death on Australia's Mornington Peninsula.

Blood Moon

A Drama

Author: Nicholas Kazan

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 0573619336


Page: 88

View: 6013


War of Two

Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel that Stunned the Nation

Author: John Sedgwick

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 1592408524

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 455

View: 790


The murder-by-duel of Alexander Hamilton by Aaron Burr remains one of the most shocking and unparalleled events in American history. In War of Two, John Sedgwick offers a detailed and vivid portrayal of the lives of these two major figures of the pre and post-Revolutionary era, of the dramatic events they lived through and of the political and personal conflicts that led to their clash.

Low Red Moon

Author: Ivy Devlin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408816431

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4511


The only thing Avery Hood can remember about the night her parents died is that she saw silver - deadly silver, moving inhumanly fast. As much as she wants to remember who killed her parents, she can't, and there's nothing left to do but try to piece her life back together. Then Avery meets the new boy in school - Ben, mysterious and beautiful, with whom she feels a connection like nothing she's ever experienced before. When Ben reveals he's a werewolf, Avery still trusts him - at first. Then she sees that sometimes his eyes flash an inhuman silver. And she learns that she's not the only one who can't remember the night her parents died. Part murder mystery, part grief narrative and part heart-stopping, headlong romance, Low Red Moon is a must-read for teen paranormal fans. As breathless as Twilight and as spooky as Shiver, this is a book to be devoured in one sitting - by an acclaimed YA author making her paranormal debut under the pseudonym Ivy Devlin.

Blood Moon

The Blood Inheritance Trilogy

Author: Teri Harman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939967008

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 350

View: 4408


A hand slowly reaches out a crack in the window to feel the light sprinkles of rain. The hand, cemented with dirt, sweat, and blood, trembles like a withered leaf clinging to a dead branch. Although filthy, the hand emits a history of grace and elegance long lost to the evils of torture and imprisonment . . . From what Willa recalls, seeing this pitiful hand, and, eventually, the person connected to it, was the catalyst to the discovery of her true self. Willa is a witch, and it turns out her boyfriend, Simon, is a witch, too. Soon after Willa first sees the reaching hand, Simon and her embark on a rescue mission, only to find themselves catapulted into the alluring, but dangerous world of witches and witchcraft. Answers to all of Willa and Simon's questions are now within reach, but they've also stepped into the middle of a deadly war where many will stop at nothing to control the magic of The Six Gifts. Willa and Simon must now learn to harness their powers to protect their lives and the lives of their newfound friends before the blood moon arrives, or all will be lost.