Search results for: persuading-shipwrecked-men

Persuading Shipwrecked Men

Author : Lyn M. Kidson
File Size : 85.62 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 752
Read : 818
Download »

Shipwrecked

Author : Evan L. Balkan
File Size : 86.79 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 677
Read : 982
Download »
For readers who relish the image of clinging to a sinking makeshift raft while fighting off sword-wielding and delirious mutineers wrenching the last cask of water from a sailor's sun-scorched hands (while sharks circle in famished anticipation), Shipwrecked! Adventures and Disasters at Sea is an irresistible read. A heady voyage through human suffering at the hands of unforgiving oceans, cruel captains, and implacable fate, this latest collection of Evan Balkan's impeccably researched true adventures details 14 major maritime disasters. Included are such legendary stories as the 1629 maiden voyage of the Batavia that ended in mutiny and murder, and the dramatic destruction of the majestic three-masted barquentine Endurance in ice-clogged Antarctic waters in 1912. A vast spectrum of human emotion and activity is featured in these exciting profiles, from deadly incompetence and brutish cannibalism to surprising self-sacrifice and quiet heroism.

His Dear Persuasion

Author : Katherine Burton
File Size : 90.36 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 633
Read : 1032
Download »
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, S.C., (August 28, 1774 – January 4, 1821) was the first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church (September 14, 1975). She established the first Catholic girls' school in the nation in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where she also founded the first American congregation of religious sisters, the Sisters of Charity.

Dangers of the deep or Narratives of shipwreck and adventure at sea

Author : Dangers
File Size : 74.79 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 724
Read : 755
Download »

The Shipwrecked Mariner

Author :
File Size : 40.56 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 913
Read : 445
Download »

Persuasion

Author : Jane Austen
File Size : 47.97 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 997
Read : 834
Download »
This richly illustrated annotated edition brings unmatched vitality to Austen’s most passionate and introspective love story. Commentary alongside the text explains difficult allusions, while the Introduction explicates the novel’s central conflicts as well as its relationship to Austen’s other works and to those of her contemporaries.

The Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told

Author : Tom McCarthy
File Size : 53.69 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 712
Read : 455
Download »
From the early years of Western Expansion to the present day, our history is marked by the heroic exploits of the rescuer and the rescued in some of the most daunting geographic, meteorological, and otherwise life-threatening challenges. "First responders" have variously been members of law enforcement to ordinary good samaritans who couldn't look the other way in the face of their brethren in peril. This book collects the most compelling search-and-rescue accounts of the last two hundred years, from William Lewis Manly bringing relief to '49ers lost in Death Valley, to modern-day SAR teams working with the National Park and Forest Services to locate missing hikers or carry out the injured from a wilderness mishap. Of course, many search-and-rescues turn into a body recovery effort, or even a criminal investigation if foul play is suspected. Regardless of the outcome, this book honors those who put others' lives before their own in the face of peril.

Incidents of Shipwreck

Author : W. H. Cooper
File Size : 68.38 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 753
Read : 1001
Download »

Selections adapted from Xenophon with Engl notes by J S Phillpotts

Author : Xenophon (of Athens.)
File Size : 89.93 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 989
Read : 527
Download »

Selections Adapted from Xenophon

Author : Xenophon (Atheniensis)
File Size : 79.41 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 108
Read : 323
Download »

Selections Adapted from Xenophon

Author : Xenophon
File Size : 40.94 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 418
Read : 1072
Download »

Con texts of Persuasion

Author : Beatriz Penas
File Size : 56.59 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 674
Read : 1093
Download »
"Con/Texts of Persuasion is a path-breaking multidisciplinary body of essays devoted to exploring how discourse--literary, but also political, religious, commercial and philosophical--draws on strategies from linguistics, pragmatics, argumentation theory, rhetoric and hermeneutics, not merely to communicate, but to induce recipients to think or to act differently than they might have otherwise. Persuasion is context- and culture-bound, a dialogue-friendly rhetoric in the hermeneutics of understanding (Gadamer) whose negation, manipulation, can serve the ends of propaganda ("Bend Sinister"); but it is also a vehicle for circumventing censure (burlesque) or for providing oratory with intertextual resonance ("I have a dream"). An appeal to emotions, values and subjectivity, persuasion can "immerse" the reader in a fictional world or it can result from the "phonosemantic" strategies of poetry and advertising. And the ways of persuasion can extend to the situatedness of interpretive context in critical discourse in its ideologically consonant vs. dissonant modes. An invaluable collection for anyone with an interest in the persuasive powers of textual communication."--Page 4 of cover.

Mysteries of the Pacific

Author : Robert de La Croix
File Size : 59.59 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 584
Read : 687
Download »

Hunt s Yachting Magazine

Author :
File Size : 60.71 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 571
Read : 1194
Download »

The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1857

Author : Various
File Size : 77.85 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 325
Read : 992
Download »
The 1857 Nautical Magazine includes articles on privateering, cable-laying, French shipping legislation and military developments in the Crimea and Canton.

The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle

Author :
File Size : 50.58 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 594
Read : 1271
Download »

Sir Edward Seaward s narrative of his shipwreck and consequent discovery of certain islands in the Caribbean Sea Ed or rather written by J Porter

Author : Jane Porter
File Size : 73.61 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 722
Read : 283
Download »

Evangelical Magazine with which is Issued The Missionary Chronicle

Author :
File Size : 55.79 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 956
Read : 307
Download »

The Nautical Magazine

Author :
File Size : 71.53 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 531
Read : 1087
Download »

Christian Treasury

Author :
File Size : 48.46 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 508
Read : 1086
Download »