Pilgrim's Wilderness

A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier

Author: Tom Kizzia

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307587843

Category: True Crime

Page: 336

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Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this riveting true story of a modern-day homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wilderness—and of the chilling secrets of its maniacal, spellbinding patriarch. When Papa Pilgrim, his wife, and their fifteen children appeared in the Alaska frontier outpost of McCarthy, their new neighbors saw them as a shining example of the homespun Christian ideal. But behind the family's proud piety and beautiful old-timey music lay Pilgrim's dark past: his strange connection to the Kennedy assassination and a trail of chaos and anguish that followed him from Dallas and New Mexico. Pilgrim soon sparked a tense confrontation with the National Park Service fiercely dividing the community over where a citizen’s rights end and the government’s power begins. As the battle grew more intense, the turmoil in his brood made it increasingly difficult to tell whether his children were messianic followers or hostages in desperate need of rescue. In this powerful piece of Americana, written with uncommon grace and high drama, veteran Alaska journalist, Tom Kizzia uses his unparalleled access to capture an era-defining clash between environmentalists and pioneers ignited by a mesmerizing sociopath who held a town and a family captive.

Die Radsport-Mafia und ihre schmutzigen Geschäfte

Author: Tyler Hamilton

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492961770

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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Tyler Hamilton war ein Naturtalent, einer der leidensfähigsten und zähesten Radfahrer, bei US Postal der zweite Mann hinter Lance Armstrong. In seinem Buch erzählt er, wie die Amerikaner sich in den Neunzigern die Seele aus dem Leib fuhren und dennoch keine Chance gegen europäische Teams hatten, die immer schneller waren, immer noch Luft hatten - bis die Mannschaft anfängt, sich spritzen zu lassen. Er legt offen, wie straff organisiert dieses System war, das das berühmteste Radrennen der Welt zur Tour de Farce werden ließ, wie korrupte Ärzte und skrupellose Teamchefs agieren und Mannschaften zu gut geölten Maschinen wurden. Wie eine ganze Sportart buchstäblich unter die Räder kam und eine Parallelwelt aus Lügen, Angst und Manipulation entstand, die ehemalige Helden als lädierte Wracks zurücklässt.

Pilgrims of the Wild

Author: Grey Owl

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459704894

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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First published in 1935, Pilgrims of the Wild is Grey Owl’s autobiographical account of his transition from successful trapper to preservationist. With his Iroquois wife, Anahereo, Grey Owl set out to protect the environment and the endangered beaver. Powerful in its simplicity, Pilgrims of the Wild tells the story of Grey Owl’s life of happy cohabitation with the wild creatures of nature and the healing powers of what he referred to as "the great Northland" of "Over the Hills and Far Away." A bestseller at the time, Pilgrims of the Wild helped establish Grey Owl’s international reputation as a conservationist. His legacy of warnings against the degradations of nature and the dangers of industry live on, despite the posthumous revelation that he wasn’t, in fact, the First Nations man he claimed to be.

Die Talent-Lüge

warum wir (fast) alles erreichen können

Author: Daniel Coyle

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783431037852

Category: Begabung - Ratgeber

Page: 252

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An Intercultural Theology of Migration

Pilgrims in the Wilderness

Author: Gemma Tulud Cruz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004181229

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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Drawing on the experience of migrant women domestic workers, theological ethics, and liberationist theologies, this book offers an intercultural theology of migration that arises from the (dis)continuities, (im)mobilities, and (dis)empowerment embedded in the encounter between gender, class, race, culture and religion in the context of migration.

Faceless

Der Tod hat kein Gesicht - Thriller

Author: Terry Hayes

Publisher: Page und Turner

ISBN: 364112865X

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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Ein schäbiges Hotel in New York wird zum Schauplatz eines grausamen Verbrechens: In einer Badewanne voll Säure liegt die entsetzlich entstellte Leiche einer Frau. Es gibt keine Fingerabdrücke, keine DNA-Spuren, keine Hinweise auf den Täter. Da die Polizei im Dunkeln tappt, zieht der leitende Detective einen Spezialisten hinzu – einen Undercover-Agenten des US-Geheimdienstes, der unter dem Codenamen Pilgrim agiert. Und Pilgrim findet tatsächlich eine Spur, die ihn an die türkische Küste und zur toughen wie auch geheimnisvollen Polizistin Leyla führt. Doch nicht nur Leyla scheint etwas zu verbergen. Auch die Ermittlungen nehmen eine zutiefst beunruhigende Wendung, als Pilgrim auf eine terroristische Verschwörung stößt, die das Gesicht der westlichen Welt für immer auslöschen könnte. Um den unsichtbaren Feind hinter den Anschlagsplänen aufzuhalten, muss der Agent einen hochgefährlichen Kampf gegen die Zeit gewinnen – einen Kampf jenseits aller Grenzen von Gut und Böse ...

Mord im Auftrag Gottes

eine Reportage über religiösen Fundamentalismus

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492242769

Category:

Page: 478

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24. Juli 1984, USA: Allen Lafferty findet seine Frau bestialisch ermordet auf dem Küchenfußboden. Seine Tochter liegt in ihrem Kinderbettchen - auch sie ist tot. Die Mörder glaubten, sie handelten im Auftrag von Gott. Warum? Eine alarmierende Reportage über religiösen Fundamentalismus von Jon Krakauer, Autor des Bestsellers >In eisige Höhen. Eine große Reportage über die nahezu unglaubliche Geschichte und Gegenwart einer fundamentalistischen Bewegung im Herzen des aufgeklärten Westens.

Der Gesandte

Roman

Author: Timothy Findley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548601366

Category: English fiction

Page: 551

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American Wilderness

A New History

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198038825

Category: History

Page: 304

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This collected volume of original essays proposes to address the state of scholarship on the political, cultural, and intellectual history of Americans responses to wilderness from first contact to the present. While not bringing a synthetic narrative to wilderness, the volume will gather competing interpretations of wilderness in historical context.

Der Steppenwolf

Roman

Author: Hermann Hesse

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518736108

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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»Harry Haller ist in das kulturlose und unmenschliche Inferno unserer prunkenden und lärmenden Gegenwart vorgedrungen und steht mit seinem Begriff von Menschenwert einsam außerhalb der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft. Seine Sehnsucht kennt eine unerreichbare Wirklichkeit: seine Verzweiflung treibt ihn zuweilen in die erreichbare andere zurück. Lust und Enttäuschung ihres Daseins führen in seinem Herzen und Hirn einen Kampf, an dem die Zivilisation Europas mit ihrem ganzen Bestände und Befunde teilnimmt.« Oskar Loerke

Pilgrims on the Wilderness Road

Author: Perry Thomas

Publisher: Parson Place Press

ISBN: 9780988852839

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Pilgrims on the Wilderness Road offers real-life adventure and positive role models for teen and preteen readers of today. Its themes of faith, freedom, patriotism, and overcoming hardship should appeal to patriots, to homeschoolers, and to all Christian believers. This historical novel is largely factual, growing out of long and thorough research including use of newly-rediscovered primary sources. Let your faith be strengthened now as you learn about the heroic lives of Lewis, Elijah, and Joseph Craig.

The Wild and the Domestic

Animal Representation, Ecocriticism, and Western American Literature

Author: Barney Nelson

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874173475

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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This book provides a challenging look at current feminist criticism as well as ecocriticism and the burgeoning literature of the environment. Barney Nelson is widely considered one of the most original and innovative scholars at work in the field today. She offers unique views of the domestic qualities of many wild animals as well as the wildness in domesticated species often witnessed by those who live close to the land, as she and her family have for generations. Through brilliant readings of Mary Austin, John Muir, and Edward Abbey, Nelson explores pernicious dichotomies and shakes up our thinking about animals and the American West.

Pilgrims

Author: Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617861359

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Discusses defining moments in American history.

Evangelical Pilgrims from the East

Faith Fundamentals of Korean American Protestant Diasporas

Author: Sunggu Yang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319415646

Category: Social Science

Page: 163

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In this book Sunggu Yang proposes five socio-ecclesial codes as unique faith fundamentals of Korean American Christianity. Drawing from rigorous research and years of ecclesial experience, Yang names the codes as follows: the Wilderness Pilgrimage code, the Diasporic Mission Code, the Confucian Egalitarian code, the Buddhist Shamanistic code, and the Pentecostal Liberation code. These five codes, he asserts, help Korean Americans sustain their lives, culture, faith, and evangelical mission as aliens or “pilgrims” in the American “wilderness.” Yang outlines how his five proposed codes serve as liberative and prophetic mechanisms of faith through which Korean Americans can contribute to racial harmony and cultural diversity in North America. In this sense, Korean American Christianity—its theology and spirituality—works not only on behalf of Korean Americans, but also for the sake of all Americans. Yang shows how the Korean American pulpit is the locus where these five codes appear most vividly.

Pilgrim's Progress in Modern English

Author: John Bunyan

Publisher: Sovereign Grace Publishers,

ISBN: 1589604873

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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The allegory of Christian on the road to eternal life. Revised in modern English, this modern classic includes Bunyan's original Scripture references.

Prodigals and Pilgrims

The American Revolution Against Patriarchal Authority 1750-1800

Author: Jay Fliegelman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521317269

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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The author traces a constellation of intimately related ideas - about the nature of parental authority and filial rights, of moral obligation of Scripture, of the growth of the mind and the nature of historical progress - from their most important English and continental expressions in a variety of literary and theological texts, to their transmission, reception and application in Revolutionary America and in the early national period of American culture.

Pilgrims to the Wild

Everett Ruess, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Clarence King, Mary Austin

Author: John P. O'Grady

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 169

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Pilgrims to the Wild is a survey of American writers who have responded to their encounters with the natural world. Ranging in its treatment from Thoreau's important but neglected essay, 'Walking,' to the exuberant letters of the young artist Everett Ruess (who disappeared in the Escalante canyonlands), this is a broadly based exploration that brings to bear Eastern and Western classical philosophy, as well as contemporary critical theory, on a distinctive tradition of American Writing--those works concerned with the human relationship to the nonhuman world. In addition to offering a fresh interpretation of classic authors such a Thoreau and Muir, this book introduces readers to the less widely known but equally fascinating writers Clarence King and Mary Austin.