Plaids & Bandanas

From Highland Drover to Wild West Cowboy

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Author: Rob Gibson

Publisher: Luath Press Limited

ISBN: 9780946487882

Category: History

Page: 187

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From droving to driving, reivers to rustlers, heilan kye to long horns, Plaids and Bandanas explores the links between the two cattle cultures in music, song and dance, and folklore. The vast number of Scots who emigrated to North America has been well documented, whether through forcible eviction during the clearances of the 18th and 19th centuries or voluntarily in the hope of a better life. With them they took their culture, their language, their music and their skills. Cattle droving in Scotland was an established profession from the 16th century, and many such migrants took cowboy jobs in the American West. The medium of music paints a vivid picture of their social and personal lives and the exchange was not all one way. The music crossed and re-crossed the Atlantic creating strong links between the old culture and the new. Lonely men in strange surroundings found comfort in songs that reminded them of home.

Scottish Exodus

Travels Among a Worldwide Clan

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Author: James Hunter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1845968476

Category: History

Page: 416

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Millions of Scots have left their homeland during the last 400 years. Until now, they have been written about in general terms. Scottish Exodus breaks new ground by taking particular emigrants, drawn from the once-powerful Clan MacLeod, and discovering what happened to them and their families. These people became, among other things, French aristocrats, Polish resistance fighters, Texan ranchers, New Zealand shepherds, Australian goldminers, Aboriginal and African-American activists, Canadian mounted policemen and Confederate rebels. One nineteenth-century MacLeod even went so far as to swap his Gaelic for Arabic and his Christianity for Islam before settling down comfortably in Cairo. This gripping account of Scotland's worldwide diaspora is based on unpublished documents, letters and family histories. It is also based on the author's travels in the company of today's MacLeods - some of them still in Scotland, others further afield. Scottish Exodus is a tale of disastrous voyages, famine and dispossession, the hazards of pioneering on faraway frontiers. But it is also the moving story of how people separated from Scotland by hundreds of years and thousands of miles continue to identify with the small country where their journeyings began.

Lost in the Backwoods: Scots and the North American Wilderness

Scots and the North American Wilderness

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Author: Jenni Calder

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748647406

Category: History

Page: 256

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How the American wilderness shaped Scottish experience, imagination and identity. How is the Scottish imagination shaped by its emigre experience with wilderness and the extreme? Drawing on journals, emigrant guides, memoirs, letters, poetry and fiction, this book examines patterns of survival, defeat, adaptation and response in North America's harshest landscapes. Most Scots who crossed the Atlantic in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries encountered the practical, moral and cultural challenges of the wilderness, with its many tensions and contradictions. Jenni Calder explores the effect of these experiences on the Scots imagination. Associated with displacement and disappearance, the 'wilderness' was also a source of adventure and redemption, of exploitation and spiritual regeneration, of freedom and restriction. An arena of greed, cruelty and cannibalism, of courage, generosity and mutual understanding, it brought out the best and the worst of humanity. Did the Scots who emigrated exchange one extreme for another, or did they discover a new idea of identity, freedom and landscape?

Scottish Diaspora

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Author: Tanja Bueltmann

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748650628

Category: History

Page: 272

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This introductory history of the Scottish diaspora (c.1700 to 1945) explores migration, Scots' experiences where they landed and the reverse impact of this migration on Scotland. It examines the geographies of the diaspora and key theories, concepts and t

Highland Cowboys

From the Hills of Scotland to the American Wild West

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Author: Rob Gibson

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 1909912964

Category: History

Page: 192

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From droving to driving, heilan coos to long horns, "Highland Cowboys" explores the links between the two cattle cultures of Scotland and America through music, song, dance, and folklore. The vast number of Scots who emigrated to North America, whether through forcible eviction during the Highland Clearances or voluntarily in the hope of a better life, has been well documented. With them they took their culture, their language, their music and their skills. Cattle droving in Scotland was an established profession from the 16th century, and many such migrants took cowboy jobs in the American West. The medium of music paints a vivid picture of their social and personal lives, and describes a mutual exchange as music crossed and re-crossed the Atlantic creating strong links between the old culture and the new. This unique exploration of the cowboy culture sheds new light on the everyday life of the cattle communities.

Scots in the USA

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Author: Jenni Calder

Publisher: Luath Press Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 251

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The map of the United States is peppered with Scottish place-names and America's telephone directories are filled with surnames illustrating Scottish ancestry. For the 27 million Americans with Scottish roots, it should come of no surprise that their ancestors helped shape American history from its beginnings. Jenni Calder's Scots in the USA reminds of us of the enormous role played by Scots in the foundation and creation of America, and provides new insight into Scottish-American history.

Tartan and Turban

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Author: Bashabi Fraser

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: English poetry

Page: 107

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A Bengali poet living in Scotland, Bashabi Fraser creatively spans the different worlds she inhabits, celebrating the contrasts of the two countries whilst also finding commonality. The poems focus on clear themes and issues - displacement, removal, belonging, identity and war.

Into the Blue Wavelengths

Love Poems and Elegies

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Author: Roderick Watson

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

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Roderick Watson is a poet of introspection and retrospection. In the rich distillation of his language, the images of a remembered picnic, a Tuscan encounter, an out-of-date postcard, a holiday cottage -all these assume an iconic intensity in the quiet deliberation of this verse. Roderick Watson is a poet who ponders rather than postures. Each one of these poems, in his accomplished Scots as well as in English, is a pleasure to read, to re-read and to remember. --Philip Hobsbaum

The quest for Charles Rennie Mackintosh

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Author: John Cairney

Publisher: Luath Press Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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His design style is instantly recognisable, a rejuvenation of the established art nouveau movement. His buildings are both visually stunning and highly functional. His design for the world-famous Glasgow School of Arts new site received such acclaim that his name was given to its School of Architecture. Having left the architecture firm that brought him fame, and suffered the failure of two independent ventures in Glasgow and London, he gave up design and set off for the South of France, where he proved himself a prolific and gifted painter. This is the story of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a unique and driving force in the establishment of modernism, famous in his own time, and the most prominent Scottish architect in history. Behind the celebrated works was an ordinary man with extraordinary passion. Afflicted with an explosive temper and a fondness for alcohol, Mackintosh aggravated men and attracted women, none more than his fellow artist, collaborator, muse and wife, Margaret Macdonald. Their enduring relationship remains one of the great love stories of art history.

Napiers history of herbal healing, ancient, and modern

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Author: Tom Atkinson

Publisher: Luath Press Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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- A concise history of herbal healing in the UK, and the world around, from ancient times to present day. - An account of Napiers Herbalists of Edinburgh, the famous herbalist clinic.

A Long Stride Shortens the Road

Poems of Scotland

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Author: Donald Smith

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 125

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Ranging from a celebration of the Holyrood parliament to a dialogue between Jamie Saxt and a skull, from a proposed national anthem to an autobiographical journey through pre-history, this book traverses a Scotland that is irrevocably independent of spirit, yet universal in outlook.

Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Country Life

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

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Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Das Ei und ich

Roman

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Author: Betty Bard MacDonald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423252065

Category: Large type books

Page: 414

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Als es Betty kurz nach der Hochzeit ins tiefste Hinterland Amerikas verschlägt, ist sie nur ungenügend vorbereitet auf das Leben, das sie hier erwartet. Vergnügliche Autobiographie einer unfreiwilligen Hühnerzüchterin.

Wolfsflüstern

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Author: Lori Handeland

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3802591763

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Als der Archäologe Matteo Mecate auf der Ranch von Gina O'Neill nach den Überresten einer aztekischen Kultur suchen will, ist diese zunächst wenig begeistert. Doch Matts sexy Ausstrahlung und seiner Überzeugungskraft kann Gina nicht lange widerstehen. Sie beginnen mit den Ausgrabungen, ohne zu ahnen, dass sie dadurch ein mächtiges Wesen aus seinem jahrhundertelangen Schlaf wecken.

Das Wunder

Roman

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Author: Emma Donoghue

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 364120352X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Irland Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts: In einem kleinen Dorf, dessen Bewohner tief im katholischen Glauben verwurzelt sind, staunt man über ein leibhaftiges Wunder. Seit vier Monaten hat die kleine Anna O'Donnell keine Nahrung zu sich genommen und ist doch durch Gottes Gnade gesund und munter. Die unglaubliche Geschichte lockt viele Gläubige an, aber es gibt auch Zweifler. Schließlich beauftragt man die resolute englische Krankenschwester Lib Wright, das elfjährige Mädchen zu überwachen. Auch ein Journalist reist an, um über den Fall zu berichten. Werden sie Zeugen eines ausgeklügelten Schwindels oder einer Offenbarung göttlicher Macht? Ihnen gefällt die Ausstattung unserer WUNDERRAUM-Titel? Wollen Sie mehr Geschichten lesen, die vom Kopf direkt ins Herz gehen? Dann laden Sie sich das kostenlose WUNDERRAUM-Leseproben-E-Book „Willkommen im WUNDERRAUM. Unsere neuen Bücher ab August 2017“ (978-3-641-22290-1) auf Ihren E-Book-Reader.

Der Koloss

Gedichte

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Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518734296

Category: Poetry

Page: 163

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Am 11. Februar 1963 begeht Sylvia Plath im Alter von 30 Jahren Selbstmord, heute ist sie die berühmteste amerikanische Dichterin des 20. Jahrhunderts. 50 Jahre nach ihrem Tod erscheint nun erstmals in deutscher Übersetzung »Der Koloss« – Sylvia Plath‘ erster und einziger Gedichtband zu Lebzeiten. Ihre Verse erzählen von einer Welt, die düster ist und voller Sehnsucht, in der zwischen Irrenhaus, Mythos und Märchen eine Frau um eine unangetastete Identität ringt.