Lillian Alling

Lillian Alling
Author: Susan Smith-Josephy
Publsiher: Caitlin Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2011-10-30
ISBN 10: 9781894759540
ISBN 13: 1894759540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lillian Alling Book Review:

In 1926, Lillian Alling, a European immigrant, set out on a journey home from New York. She had little money and no transportation, but plenty of determination. In the three years that followed, Alling walked all the way to Dawson City, Yukon, crossing the North American continent on foot. Finally, on a make-shift raft, she sailed alone down the Yukon River from Dawson City all the way to the Bering Sea. Lillian Alling has been the subject of novels, plays, epic poems, an opera and more tall tales than can be remembered, but as legendary as she may be, the true story of Lillian Alling has never been told. Lillian Alling: The Journey Home is a collection of personal documents, first-hand recollections, family tales and archival research that provide tantalizing new clues to Lillians story. Smith-Josephy places Lillian firmly in the context of history and among the cast of unique and colourful characters she met along her journey.

The Woman who Walked to Russia

The Woman who Walked to Russia
Author: Cassandra Pybus
Publsiher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781568582900
ISBN 13: 1568582900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman who Walked to Russia Book Review:

From the moment Pybus first heard about Lillian Alling's trek across North America to her homeland of the Soviet Union, she couldn't get the story out of her mind. The result is an entertaining travel narrative that pieces together Alling's journey through the natural beauty and rich history of northwestern North America--a story never before told.

Cataline

Cataline
Author: Susan Smith-Josephy,Irene Bjerky
Publsiher: Caitlin Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-02-21
ISBN 10: 9781773860244
ISBN 13: 1773860240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cataline Book Review:

Gold rushes, telegraph lines and railroads, Smith-Josephy reaches into BC's pioneering past to share intriguing stories featuring famous mule train packer, Jean "Cataline" Caux. In the early days of British Columbia, pack trains of horses or mules were a lifeline for the early pioneer population. Explorers, trappers, traders, miners, merchants, workers and settlers and relied on them for the materials need- ed to live and work. Packers were also vital to the building of railways, roads, and telegraph lines. Pack mule train drivers followed trails created over the years by the First Nations people and later by the fur trading companies, to travel between settlements in the rugged backcountry. The most famous of all the men who ran the pack trains was Jean Caux, who would enter British Columbia's history as the legendary packer "Cataline". Cataline came to North America from Southern France with his brother, eventually landing in British Columbia in 1858. Having learned the trade from Mexican packers in California and Washington, Cataline established a pack train operation that grew to be one of the most well-known and reliable in the province, including securing contracts with the government and Hudson's Bay Company. Cataline witnessed many of the pioneering events that shaped the province, including the Fraser River Gold Rush of 1858, the Cariboo Gold Rush of 1862, the coming of the railway to Ashcroft in 1886, and the Grand Trunk Pacific to Hazelton in 1912. Cataline also crossed paths with significant historical figures such as Judge Matthew Begbie, famed anthropologist James Teit, and Amelia York (ne ́e Paul, daughter of Chief Kowpelst (Telxkn) of the Nlaka'pamux people of Spuzzum), a world-famous First Nations basketmaker, with whom Cataline had two children. In Cataline, the legend and life of the man has been remembered in the words of his friends, his family, and those who chronicled the times and development of the province.

Bravo

Bravo
Author: Rosemary Cunningham
Publsiher: Harbour Publishing Company
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781550174861
ISBN 13: 155017486X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bravo Book Review:

Those who think arts and culture in British Columbia is a recent development might be surprised to learn that opera has been flourishing in the province for well over a hundred years. The first full performance in Victoria took place in 1877 and in Vancouver in 1891. This first-ever history of opera in BC celebrates important milestones for BC's two major companies: Vancouver Opera's 50th anniversary, with the 30th anniversary of Pacific Opera Victoria following in 2010. It also marks the recent upsurge in the popularity of the venerable art form, with new opera groups and simul-cast venues proliferating across the province. Illustrated with more than 100 exquisite photographs and rare archival images, Bravo! traces the history of opera in the province from its colourful origins in touring companies, to the determined efforts of BC's opera pioneers who laid the foundations for two of Canada's most renowned opera companies, culminating with in-depth reporting on recent developments at Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria. Special features include behind-the-scenes accounts of contemporary productions, full listings of Vancouver Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria and Modern Baroque Opera productions and detailed information on BC opera singers, composers and opera training in the province.

Nastawgan

Nastawgan
Author: Bruce W. Hodgins,Margaret Hobbs
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1987-06-30
ISBN 10: 1554882389
ISBN 13: 9781554882380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nastawgan Book Review:

A rich history of Canadian wilderness travel, "an utterly compelling collection," said The Globe and Mail, and "a gem – it absolutely sparkles," according to Canadian Geographic. Declared by the Canadian Historical Association to be the best book published of its year on the regional history of Canada’s North. With essays by William C. James, C.E.S. Franks, George Luste, Margaret Hobbs, John Jennings, Shelagh Grant, Gwyneth Hoyle, Bruce W. Hodgins, Jamie Bendickson, Craig Macdonald, Jean Murray Cole, John Marsh and John Wadland.

Pioneer Days in British Columbia

Pioneer Days in British Columbia
Author: Art Downs
Publsiher: Heritage House Publishing Co
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1975-05
ISBN 10: 9780969054627
ISBN 13: 0969054629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pioneer Days in British Columbia Book Review:

Pioneer Days is a blend of words and photos that proves British Columbia's history is as interesting as that recorded anywhere else in North America. Every article is true, many written or narrated by those who, 100 or more years ago, lived the experiences they relate. Each volume contains 160 pages, plus some 60,000 words of text and over 200 historical photos, many published for the first time.

The Journeys of Remarkable Women

The Journeys of Remarkable Women
Author: Les Harding
Publsiher: Kitchener, Ont. : Upney Editions
Total Pages: 147
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433049250263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Journeys of Remarkable Women Book Review:

These brief biographies include a duchess, Queen Victoria's maid of honour, a governor's wife, a radical social reformer, a botanist, Louis Riel's grandmother, fur traders, a woman who masqueraded as a man. They lived in sod huts, log cabins, Government House and Klondike mining camps.-- Intro.

Letters from Rifka

Letters from Rifka
Author: Karen Hesse
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2009-01-06
ISBN 10: 1466801328
ISBN 13: 9781466801325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from Rifka Book Review:

From Newbery media winner Karen Hesse comes an unforgettable story of an immigrant family's journey to America. "America," the girl repeated. "What will you do there?" I was silent for a little time. "I will do everything there," I answered. Rifka knows nothing about America when she flees from Russia with her family in 1919. But she dreams that in the new country she will at last be safe from the Russian soldiers and their harsh treatment of the Jews. Throughout her journey, Rifka carries with her a cherished volume of poetry by Alexander Pushkin. In it, she records her observations and experiences in the form of letters to Tovah, the beloved cousin she has left behind. Strong-hearted and determined, Rifka must endure a great deal: humiliating examinations by doctors and soldiers, deadly typhus, separation from all she has ever known and loved, murderous storms at sea, detainment on Ellis Island--and is if this is not enough, the loss of her glorious golden hair. Based on a true story from the author's family, Letters from Rifka presents a real-life heroine with an uncommon courage and unsinkable spirit.

Flowers in the Snow

Flowers in the Snow
Author: Gwyneth Hoyle
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2005-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780803273443
ISBN 13: 0803273444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flowers in the Snow Book Review:

Over the course of a dozen years, Scottish plant collector Isobel Wylie Hutchison (1889?1982) explored northern latitudes from the Lofoten Islands of Norway to the far reaches of the American Aleutians. To achieve her goals, she traveled by any means available, from rowboats in Greenland to trading schooners and coast-guard vessels in Alaska. When necessary, she journeyed by snowshoe or sled in pursuit of her botanical specimens, accompanied only by strangers who served as guides. In Flowers in the Snow, Gwyneth Hoyle paints a vivid portrait of a woman gloriously out of the step with the conventions of her time.

Raven Road

Raven Road
Author: Cassandra Pybus
Publsiher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015054142008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raven Road Book Review:

Desperate with homesickness she haunted the New York public library, studying the atlas to establish the most direct route home. She may not have had good English but she did understand the hieroglyphics of cartography. In the spring of 1927, aided only by a hand-drawn route map, she set her face toward Siberia and started to walk . . . From the moment Cassandra Pybus heard about Lillian Alling, the woman who walked to Russia, the story sank hooks into her imagination. She too haunted the New York Library and archives looking for clues about this enigmatic pedestrian. When her historical sleuthing yielded little, Cassandra set out on her own epic trek to follow Lillian's route through the wilderness of north-western Canada and subarctic Alaska to Siberia. In this delightfully frank and funny account, travel and adventure mingle with history and autobiography as Cassandra Pybus travels through an astonishing landscape embedded with tales of folly and courage, eating disorders and obsession at high latitude.

Australian Book Review

Australian Book Review
Author: National Book Council (Australia)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 01552864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Australian Book Review Book Review:

The Beaver

The Beaver
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1942
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015039516573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wild West Women

Wild West Women
Author: Rosemary Neering
Publsiher: Whitecap Books Limited
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105110520355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild West Women Book Review:

Recently awarded the 2001 Van City Book Prize, this book proves how the west was really won - through the strength and determination of women.

Hiking to Siberia

Hiking to Siberia
Author: Lawrence Millman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781934513378
ISBN 13: 1934513377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hiking to Siberia Book Review:

Literary Nonfiction. Travel Writing. In HIKING IN SIBERIA, Lawrence Millman follows the trail of a woman who once tried to walk (and row) from New York City to Siberia. He also gets a ride from an apparent ghost in Iceland and attends a feast in Micronesia where the pièce de résistance is fruit bat penis. This stylish, often very funny collection of essays affirms Millman's place among the very best living travel writers.

Jewish Woman Magazine

Jewish Woman Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105213166684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Woman Magazine Book Review:

Brick

Brick
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P00656589N
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brick Book Review:

Women in American History

Women in American History
Author: Cynthia Ellen Harrison
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:49015003030260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in American History Book Review:

The Book Review Digest

The Book Review Digest
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015062055200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Review Digest Book Review:

Opera

Opera
Author: George Henry Hubert Lascelles Earl of Harewood
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435082338328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Myths of the Underworld in Contemporary Culture

Myths of the Underworld in Contemporary Culture
Author: Judith Fletcher
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-04-18
ISBN 10: 0192524224
ISBN 13: 9780192524225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myths of the Underworld in Contemporary Culture Book Review:

Myths of the Underworld in Contemporary Culture: The Backward Gaze examines a series of twentieth and twenty-first century fictional works that adapt Greco-Roman myths of the catabasis, the heroic journey to the underworld. Covering a range of genres - including novels, comics, and children's culture, by authors such as Elena Ferrante, Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman, A. S. Byatt, Toni Morrison, and Anne Patchett - it reveals how an enduring fascination with life after death, and fantasies of accessing the world of the dead while we are still alive, manifest themselves in myriad and varied re-imaginings of the ancient descent myth. The volume begins with a detailed overview of the use of the myth by ancient authors such as Homer, Aristophanes, Vergil, and Ovid, before exploring the ways in which the narrative of a return trip to Hades by Odysseus, Aeneas, Orpheus, and Persephone can be manipulated by contemporary storytellers to fit themes of social marginality and alterity, postmodern rebellion, the position of female authors in the literary canon, and the dislocation endured by refugees, exiles, and diasporic populations. It also argues that citations of classical underworld stories can disrupt and challenge the literary canon by using media - such as comic books, children's culture, or rock music - not conventionally associated with high culture.