Old Indian Days
Uncategorized / May 25, 2019

Author: Charles Alexander Eastman (Ohiye S’a) Publish: 1907 Page: 411 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Review: The entire book “Old Indian Days” is published here from the original 1907 edition published by the McClure Company. A cut-out of the original book cover showing the title is above. The stories in Old Indian Days focus mainly on Sioux bands of the Upper Midwest in prereservation times, when contact with whites was minimal. Charles A. Eastman, a mixed-blood Sioux who earned renown as the author of nearly a dozen books, was on home ground in writing about the traditional life of his people, their customs, warm family relations, reverence for animals, and struggle for survival. Originally published in 1907, Old Indian Days alludes to historical figures like Little Crow and Tamahay and to an event that Eastman experienced as a small boy, the 1862 Sioux Uprising in Minnesota. The excitement of intertribal warfare and the warrior’s lone exploits, as well as his more tender side in trying to fathom the mysteries of womanhood and the eternal are seen in “The Love of Antelope,” “The Madness of Bald Eagle.” “The Singing Spirit,” and other stories. Women enter into these evocations of Indian…

The Tinted Venus
Uncategorized / May 24, 2019

Author: F. Anstey Publish: 1885 Page: 165 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Review : Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934), was an English novelist and journalist, who wrote his comic novels under the pseudonym F. Anstey. The Tinted Venus (1885) was adapted by S. J. Perelman, Ogden Nash, and Kurt Weill into One Touch of Venus in 1943 An engagement ring can’t bring a statue to life — can it? The goddess Aphrodite reanimates an ancient statue and fastens herself on to a foolish hair-dresser in London–the grandeurs of classical paganism and the banalities of our common modern life in ludicrous opposition.  

The Orphan King
Uncategorized / March 12, 2019

Author: Sigmund Brouwer Publish: 2012 Page: 131 pages Language: English Format EBook: PDF Description: The Orphan King by Sigmund Brouwer has been reviewed by Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine. It is the first book in the “Merlin’s Immortals series. Synopsis: The future of the Immortals is in the hands of an orphan My greatest fear was that they would find us and make of us a sacrifice beneath a full moon. Now you, Thomas, must help us destroy the circle of evil. The last words of a dying woman would change the life of young Thomas. Raised behind monastery walls, he knows nothing of his mysterious past or imminent destiny. But now, in the heart of medieval England, a darkness threatens to strangle truth. An ancient order tightens their ghostly grip on power, creating fear and exiling those who would oppose them. Thomas is determined fulfill his calling and bring light into the mysterious world of the Druids and leaves the monastery on an important quest. Thomas quickly finds himself in unfamiliar territory, as he must put his faith in unusual companions—a cryptic knight, a child thief, and the beautiful, silent woman whom may not be all…