Among the Swamp People

Life in Alabama’s Mobile-Tensaw River Delta


Author: Watt Key

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817318852

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 4757

A collection of colorful and lively personal essays about life in the wilds of Alabama s Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, "Among the Swamp People "chronicles the beauties of the delta s unparalleled natural wonders, the difficulties of survival within it, and an extraordinary community of characters. "

American Supernatural Tales


Author: Various

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440649400

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 2048

As Stephen King will attest, the popularity of the occult in American literature has only grown since the days of Edgar Allan Poe. American Supernatural Tales celebrates the richness of this tradition with chilling contributions from some of the nation’s brightest literary lights, including Poe himself, H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and—of course—Stephen King. By turns phantasmagoric, spectral, and demonic, this is a frighteningly good addition to Penguin Classics. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Night Hunter


Author: David McNeece

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1628383135

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 9657

What if it was more than just the wind, or a simple bump in the night? When a deranged killer leaves a string of victims from coast to coast with no apparent connection or motive, those inspecting the case begin to wonder, when does the hunt become personal? From Broken Knob, Virginia, the private investigation team called Searchlight are haunted by a ghost from the past as a tip from a cold case leads inspector Jerry Dale to resurrect a murder that he could never solve, while memories of a lost sister force Darlene Michaels to face the guilt, anger and her desire for vengeance as she questions why do bad things happen to good people. Together they track a multi-personalitied serial killer who sees his work as a game of trophies and culls who need to be removed from the human heard. Without motive or pattern he ruthlessly eliminates his prey. If you, too, have wondered why bad things happen to good people, Night Hunter might help you to put some things in perspective. This adrenalin paced thriller will have you turning the pages to find out what happens next, until you come to its decidedly non-story book ending.

A Treatise on the Patriarchal, Or Co-operative, System of Society as it Exists in Some Governments, and Colonies in America

And in the United States, Under the Name of Slavery, with Its Necessity and Advantages


Author: Zephaniah Kingsley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Slavery

Page: 16

View: 369

Second edition of a pro-slavery pamphlet and early Florida imprint giving arguments for the necessity of slavery in the southern system. The first edition was issued the year before and probably printed in Charleston.

May Bird Among the Stars

Book Two


Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416906088

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8065

Still trapped in the Ever After, ten-year-old May Bird struggles to decide whether to save the world of her ghostly friends from the evil Bo Cleevil or to return to her West Virginia home.

The Slave in the Swamp

Disrupting the Plantation Narrative


Author: William Tynes Cowa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135470596

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 3179

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Haunted Ohio

Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Buckeye State


Author: Charles A. Stansfield Jr.

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811740757

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 112

View: 9742

Dead presidents, swamp monsters, and spying spaceships in tales from the Buckeye State.

Pioneer Stories of the Second Advent Message


Author: Arthur Whitefield Spalding

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN: 1572580429

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 286

View: 2336

Facsim. reprint. Originally published: Nashville, Tenn.: Southern Pub. Association, c1922.

The Werewolf Book

The Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings


Author: Brad Steiger

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 157859376X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 8510

When Darkness Reigns and the Full Moon Glows, Terror Emerges to Stalk the Unsuspecting… From lycanthropic creatures found on television and film such as Teen Wolf, Twilight, and True Blood to the earliest folklore of shape-shifting creatures, The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shapeshifting Beings is an eye-opening, blood-pounding tour through the ages of monsters with the most amazing camouflage capabilities—they hide among us! Along the way, you’ll land at the doorstep of creatures like hirsute mass-murderer Albert Fish, and Fritz Haarman, who slaughtered and ate his victims—selling the leftovers as steaks and roasts in his butcher shop—as well as visits to mythical shamans, sirens, and skin walkers. Covering 140,000 years of legend, mythology, and fact, The Werewolf Book provides hair-raising evidence of strange and obsessional behavior through the centuries. Learn the basics of becoming a werewolf and the intricacies of slaying the beast. A true homage to werewolves and other full moon beasts, it includes topics such as … • Bear, tiger, coyote, and other shape-shifting people • Classic and modern werewolf movies • Gargoyles, totem poles, and Internet depictions • Serial killers and sadistic rulers • Sorcery, spells, and talismans • Television shows, songs, and computer games

The Passing of the Aborigines: A Lifetime Spent Among the Natives of Australia


Author: Daisy Bates


ISBN: 1409224686

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 210

View: 5769

Bates devoted more than 35 years of her life to studying Aboriginal life, history, culture, rites, beliefs and customs. Living in a tent in small settlements from Western Australia to the edges of the Nullarbor Plain. She researched and wrote millions of words on the subject. She also worked tirelessly for Aboriginal welfare, setting up camps to feed, clothe and nurse the transient population, drawing on her own income and inheritance to meet the needs of the aged. In spite of her fascination with their way of life, Bates was convinced that the Australian Aborigines were a dying race and that her mission was to record as much as she could about them before they disappeared.Her personal life was unconventional. She was said to have worn pistols even in her old age and to have been quite prepared to use them to threaten police when she caught them mistreating 'her' Aborigines. She was also famed for her strict lifelong adherence to Edwardian fashion, including boots, gloves and a veil.

People of the Owl

A Novel of Prehistoric North America


Author: Kathleen O'Neal Gear,W. Michael Gear

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429992697

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 1507

New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear are famous for writing novels about prehistoric America that are fast-paced, steeped in cultural detail, and smart. In People of the Owl they combine their distinctive trademark of high action with a rich psychological drama. Four thousand years ago, in what centuries later will be the southern part of the United States, a boy is thrust into manhood long before he's ready. Young Salamander would much rather catch crickets and watch blue herons fish than dabble in the politics of his clan. But when his heroic brother is killed, Salamander becomes the leader of America's first city. He inherits his brother's two wives, who despise him, and is forced to marry his mortal enemy's daughter to forge an alliance for the trade goods his people desperately need. Cast adrift in a stark wilderness of political intrigue where assassins are everywhere, young Salamander has no choice but to become a man-and quickly. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

My People Are Rising

Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain


Author: Aaron Dixon

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608461793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 5966

"This book is a moving memoir experience: a must read. The dramatic life cycle rise of a youthful sixties political revolutionary, my friend Aaron Dixon."—Bobby Seale, founding chairman and national organizer of the Black Panther Party, 1966 to 1974 "My People Are Rising: A Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain is the most authentic book ever written by a member of the Black Panther Party. Aaron Dixon does a superb job of presenting life in the party from the perspective of a foot soldier—a warrior for the cause of revolutionary change and black power in America. He pulls no punches and holds nothing back in writing honestly about those times (late 1960s and during the 1970s) as he successfully presents a visual picture of the courage, commitment, and sometimes shocking brutality of life as a Panther activist. This is an unforgettable must read book!"—Larry Gossett, chair, Metropolitan King County Council In an era of stark racial injustice and decisive action, Aaron Dixon dedicated his life to the struggle for change, founding the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age nineteen. Through his eyes, we see the courage of a generation that stood up to injustice, their political triumphs and tragedies, and the unforgettable legacy of Black Power. Aaron Dixon was co-founder and captain of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. He has since founded various non-profits for Seattle youth and run as a Green Party candidate in the 2006 Senate race. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

The Undead Among Us - The Figure of the Vampire as the "Unknown Other" and Its Representation in "True Blood"


Author: Felicitas Schott


ISBN: 3842821859

Category: Art

Page: 67

View: 7771

Drakul. Nosferatu. Upyr. Vampyre. There have been many names for what we know today as the vampire. For over a century, literature, television, cinema and many other areas in our daily lives cannot be imagined without the appearance of this fictional character. Almost everyone is familiar with the image of the walking undead that creeps out of its coffin at night and sucks the blood out of humans. The undead has always been appealing to its audience. It is the ‘otherness’ of such monsters, their frightful darkness and exoticism that makes them so interesting. This book deals with the figure of the vampire regarded as the ‘unknown other’ and how it is fictionally represented in the American TV series True Blood (2008 - ). Considering both psychoanalytical concepts as well identity theory, the author depicts the literary and cinematographic development of the fictional figure of the vampire since the late nineteenth century, and analyzes different representations of the vampire and its “otherness” as well as their appeal to the audience in the True Blood.

The Swamp

The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise


Author: Michael Grunwald

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743251075

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 6050

A history of the Everglades traces its emergence from the sea after the last ice age to its modern role as the world's largest ecosystem restoration project, an account marked by such events as Napoleon Bonaparte Borward's 1904 gubernatorial campaign, railroad and agricultural developments by the Army Corps of Engineers, and numerous political challenges. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Wading Through the Swamp


Author: Dale Cathell

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496916425

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 378

View: 886

Wading Through the Swamp chronicles the history of the era from the time of World War II to the present, highlighting the changes in our culture over that time. The author uses his life experiences from the bad person of his early years to his times as a judge to paint a picture of the evolution of our culture. The story moves from his boyhood years growing up, his black market years in North Africa, his time as a outlaw hunter and poacher and the time spent in the sport fishing industry on the Atlantic Coast. It moves then to his years as a lawyer and a judge and the unusual and interesting incidents and cases he was involved in over the 34 year span of his time in the legal fields. A portion of the book examines the unsolved murder of Rosemary Moon McIntyre and the corruption and the abuses of a prosecutor who shielded the primary suspect from the police investigation into her murder in order to protect his own political future.


A Novel


Author: John Saul

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307768015

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3160

Villejeune, Florida. A secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. Far from prying eyes. Far from the laws of civilization. Here folks live by their own rules -- dark rites of altars and infants, candles and blood. Years ago the Andersons left town with a dream. Now they are back. To live out a nightmare. Something has been waiting for them. Something unspeakably evil. It feeds on the young and the innocent. And soon it will draw their teenage daughter into its unholy embrace.... From the Paperback edition.