Storm of the Sea: Indians and Empires in the Atlantic’s Age of Sail by Matthew R. Bahar
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Overview: Narratives of cultural encounter in colonial North America often contrast traditional Indian coastal-dwellers and intrepid European seafarers. In Storm of the Sea, Matthew R. Bahar instead tells the forgotten history of Indian pirates hijacking European sailing ships on the rough waters of the north Atlantic and of an Indian navy pressing British seamen into its ranks.
From their earliest encounters with Europeans in the sixteenth century to the end of the Seven Years’ War in 1763, the Wabanaki Indians of northern New England and the Canadian Maritimes fought to enhance their relationship with the ocean and the colonists it brought to their shores. This native maritime world clashed with the relentless efforts of Europeans to supplant it with one more amenable to their imperial designs. The Wabanaki fortified their longstanding dominion over the region’s land- and seascape by co-opting European sailing technology and regularly plundering the waves of European ships, sailors, and cargo. Their campaign of sea and shore brought wealth, honor, and power to their confederacy while alienating colonial neighbors and thwarting English and French imperialism through devastating attacks. Their seaborne raids developed both a punitive and extractive character; they served at once as violent and honorable retribution for the destructive pressures of colonialism in Indian country and as a strategic enterprise to secure valuable plunder. Ashore, Indian diplomats engaged in shrewd transatlantic negotiations with imperial officials of French Acadia and New England.
Positioning Indians into the Age of Sail, Storm of the Sea offers an original perspective on Native American, imperial, and Atlantic history.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
This Contentious Storm: An Ecocritical and Performance History of King Lear (Environmental Cultures) by Jennifer Mae Hamilton
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Overview: From providential apocalypticism to climate change, this ground-breaking ecocritical study traces the performance history of the storm scene in King Lear to explore our shifting, fraught and deeply ideological relationship with stormy weather across time.
This Contentious Storm offers a new ecocritical reading of Shakespeare’s classic play, illustrating how the storm has been read as a sign of the providential, cosmological, meteorological, psychological, neurological, emotional, political, sublime, maternal, feminine, heroic and chaotic at different points in history. The big ecocritical history charted here reveals the unstable significance of the weather and mobilises details of the play’s dramatic narrative to figure the weather as a force within self, society and planet.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Trafalgar: The men, the battle, the storm by Tim Clayton , Phil Craig
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Overview: Two hundred years ago, Napoleon Bonaparte dominated Europe and threatened Britain with invasion. Against him stood the Royal Navy and the already legendary Admiral Horatio Nelson. On 21 October 1805, a massive naval battle off the coast of Spain decided mastery of the seas. Then, over the following days and nights, the battleships and their exhausted crews endured a gale of awesome fury. As Captain Charles Tyler wrote to his wife Margaret, ‘the wind blew a perfect storm’. The authors of the bestselling FINEST HOUR tell this story not only through the diaries, letters and memoirs of the men who wrestled with the enemy and the elements, but also through the eyes of their wives and children. Whether you are already familiar with this period of history or are coming to it for the first time, TRAFALGAR is a book that will enthral as it illuminates an event whose repercussions still echo today.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Storm In Paradise Valley by Charles G. West
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Overview: Retired lawman Jason Storm sets up a new life for himself as a rancher in Paradise Valley. But when a gang of outlaws invade the town, Storm straps on his gunbelt one more time.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction
Typhoon In Paradise Valley via Charles G.West [Audiobook]
Typhoon In Paradise Valley through Charles G.West
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Review: Retired lawman Jason Typhoon units up a brand new existence for himself as a rancher in Paradise Valley. But if a gang of outlaws invade town, Typhoon straps on his gunbelt another time.
Style: Audiobooks > Fiction
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