Written in a visual style, the Last Valley is a story for those who cling to the belief that people, at their core, are much more than just consumers, that there are higher ideals to embrace other than acquisition of trinkets and the expansion of our self-important empires. Through the passions and actions of its characters, The Last Valley explores the concept that our accepted economic paradigm may be leading us all to ruin. If you are a person who has seen just about enough of our natural world remade into man's image of strip malls, concrete and traffic jams, and who yearn for a more meaningful and simpler lifestyle, then this book is for you. When their wilderness valley becomes the target of an unscrupulous multinational timber corporation, the misfit residents of the Firesteel Valley turn to one of their own, Logan Turner, to help them win the day. But a violent confrontation with a despotic logging contractor prompts Logan on a journey to discover the truth about a woman who mysteriously disappeared from his life without a trace. His quest for love takes him away from one conflict and straight into another, as he is pursued by brutal assassins who close the trap in Denver.
Stalingrad in the jungle: the battle that doomed the French Empire and led America into Vietnam In winter 1953-54 the French army in Vietnam challenged its elusive enemy, General Giap's Viet Minh, to pitched battle. Ten thousand French paras and légionnaires, with artillery and tanks, were flown to the remote valley of Dien Bien Phu to build a fortress upon which Giap could smash his inexperienced regiments. The siege which followed became a Stalingrad in the jungle, and its outcome shocked the world.
Release on 2001 | by O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West
New Perspectives on the Fiction and Films of A.B. Guthrie, Jr
Author: O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West
Pubpsher: Montana Historical Society
Writers, historians, and public intellectuals from James Welch and Mary Clearman Blew to Dan Flores, William W. Bevis and Daniel Kemmis explore A. B. Guthrie's life and legacy in Fifty Years after The Big Sky: New Perspectives on the Fiction and Films of A. B. Guthrie, Jr. Best known for his novels, The Big Sky and The Way West and as the author of the screenplay for the movie classic Shane, A. B. Guthrie is a much-loved but under-studied Montana author. There has been almost no serious study of Guthrie's work, until now. This wide-ranging anthology examines this beloved western author in multiple contexts. Essays examine Guthrie's relationship with the movie industry; how the Cold War influenced Guthrie's work; how people in his hometown of Choteau, Montana, and others close to him remember the man; and how the myths that lie at the core of Guthrie's fiction haunt today's Montanans.
Gray Star is a Dyson sphere, a world enclosing a star. A world of incredible dimensions and possibilities. The shell is two thousand miles thick so there is low gravity on the inside and this is where millions of people are trapped. Tropical weather, abundant food and easy man powered flight, Eden you would think, but Eden means different things to different people. What man does in Gray Star is a reflection of what we do here on Earth. What would you make of Gray Star, would it be your Heaven or Hell. The various cultures existing in Gray Star are seen through the eyes of an immature, naive young woman on her violent, erotic and humiliating journey through the land. She grows and matures quickly eventually becoming a power in the world. This book is for adults with an open mind
The sixteenth volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series, and Patrick O'Brian's first bestseller in the United States. At the outset of this adventure filled with disaster and delight, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin pursue an American privateer through the Great South Sea. The strange color of the ocean reminds Stephen of Homer's famous description, and portends an underwater volcanic eruption that will create a new island overnight and leave an indelible impression on the reader's imagination. Their ship, the Surprise, is now also a privateer, the better to escape diplomatic complications from Stephen's mission, which is to ignite the revolutionary tinder of South America. Jack will survive a desperate open boat journey and come face to face with his illegitimate black son; Stephen, caught up in the aftermath of his failed coup, will flee for his life into the high, frozen wastes of the Andes; and Patrick O'Brian's brilliantly detailed narrative will reunite them at last in a breathtaking chase through stormy seas and icebergs south of Cape Horn, where the hunters suddenly become the hunted.