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.

Pilgrims of the Wild

Author: Grey Owl

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781770705777

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.

An Intercultural Theology of Migration

Pilgrims in the Wilderness

Author: Gemma Cruz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004193677

Category: Religion

Page: 372

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Pilgrims of the Vertical

Yosemite Rock Climbers and Nature at Risk

Author: Joseph E. Taylor III,Joseph E Taylor

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674058607

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

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Pilgrims of the Vertical (a phrase borrowed from climber-turned-entrepreneur Royal Robbins) is at once a chronicle of how the sport evolved in Yosemite and a fascinating social history that considers climbing in the larger context of American life...For the general reader, the book makes a fine introduction to the history of climbing and Yosemite's special place in its development.

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 ...

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.

Commentary on John Bunyan's the Pilgrim's Progress

Author: Robert Maguire

Publisher: Curiosmith

ISBN: 0981750583

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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The notes of Rev. Robert Maguire were complied from the footnotes of John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, an edition published by Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c. 1863. This companion volume includes a short introduction to each chapter which is followed by notes, comments and symbolic meanings. All remarks are maintained in the same chapter and order they originally appeared. Explanations of names and events add depth and richness for any reader of John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress.

Dissenting Bodies

Corporealities in Early New England

Author: Martha L. Finch

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231511388

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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For the Puritan separatists of seventeenth-century New England, "godliness," as manifested by the body, was the sign of election, and the body, with its material demands and metaphorical significance, became the axis upon which all colonial activity and religious meaning turned. Drawing on literature, documents, and critical studies of embodiment as practiced in the New England colonies, Martha L. Finch launches a fascinating investigation into the scientific, theological, and cultural conceptions of corporeality at a pivotal moment in Anglo-Protestant history. Not only were settlers forced to interact bodily with native populations and other "new world" communities, they also fought starvation and illness; were whipped, branded, hanged, and murdered; sang, prayed, and preached; engaged in sexual relations; and were baptized according to their faith. All these activities shaped the colonists' understanding of their existence and the godly principles of their young society. Finch focuses specifically on Plymouth Colony and those who endeavored to make visible what they believed to be God's divine will. Quakers, Indians, and others challenged these beliefs, and the constant struggle to survive, build cohesive communities, and regulate behavior forced further adjustments. Merging theological, medical, and other positions on corporeality with testimonies on colonial life, Finch brilliantly complicates our encounter with early Puritan New England.

Drop City

Roman

Author: T.C. Boyle

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446239685

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Boyles grandiose Geschichte einer Hippie-Kommune, die von Kalifornien nach Alaska zieht, mit allen berechenbaren und unberechenbaren Folgen. "Drop City" ist der Roman einer naiven und idealistischen Generation, die das Lebensgefühl von vielen von Grund auf verändert und bis auf den heutigen Tag geprägt hat. Satirisch, realistisch, skurril.

The Human Tradition in America from the Colonial Era through Reconstruction

Author: Charles W. Calhoun

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461644305

Category: History

Page: 239

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The Human Tradition in America from the Colonial Era through Reconstruction is a collection of the best biographical sketches from several volumes in SR Books' popular Human Tradition in America Series. Compiled by Series Editor Charles W. Calhoun, this book brings American history to life by illuminating the lives of ordinary Americans. This examination of common individuals helps personalize the nation's past in a way that examining only broad concepts and forces cannot. By including a wide range of people with respect to ethnicity, race, gender and geographic region, Prof. Calhoun has developed a text that highlights the diversity of the American experience.

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.