By its evocation of a real or imaged heroic age, its contrasts of character and its variety of adventure, above all by its sheer narrative power, the Odyssey has won and preserved its place among the greatest tales in the world. It tells of Odysseus' adventurous wanderings as he returns from the long war at Troy to his home in the Greek island of Ithaca, where his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus have been waiting for him for twenty years. He meets a one-eyed giant, Polyphemus the Cyclops; he visits the underworld; he faces the terrible monsters Scylla and Charybdis; he extricates himself from the charms of Circe and Calypso. After these and numerous other legendary encounters he finally reaches home, where, disguised as a beggar, he begins to plan revenge on the suitors who have for years been besieging Penelope and feasting on his own meat and wine with insolent impunity.
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Book Description HarperEntertainment, 1996. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The Nez Perce Wars The Nez Perce had always been friendly to the white men. But then gold was discovered on their land, and miners, gamblers, and settlers flooded the Columbia Basin. Gradually, the Nez Perce reservation was whittled away by corrupt officials with the backing of the military might of the United States Army. Rather than fight, Chief Joseph, celebrated by military historians as "The Indian Napoleon," led his people north to Canada where they could live in freedom. But the United States had other plans for the Nez Perce. General Oliver Otis Howard was ordered to stop the flight of the Nez Perce at all costs. Literally running for their lives, the Nez Perce were forced to battle the U.S. Army at Bear Paw. Their loss brings to light the pain, wastefulness, and ultimate tragedy of the Indian Wars--in which a general who did not want to fight battled a great War Chief who had no other choice. Impeccably researched, rich with real-life characters and period detail, this powerful historical novel vividly recounts the story of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce War--a history marked by harsh reality and inconsolable heartbreak. Fateful Friendship "What do they want with us?" Broken Arm asked. Twisted Hair shrugged, thought about the question for a moment, then said, "I think they want to trade with us. They tell us that there are other white men to the north--they call them British--and say they, too, are traders, but that the Bostons are more generous in their trade." "What do they have to offer us?" "I don't know. They showed us some things, but said they were just gifts, things they brought with them to show their goodwill to all the peoples they meet on their journey." "What peoples had they met? Did they tell you? Did they meet the Blackfeet, and are they friendly to the Blackfeet?" "They say they want to be friends with all peoples. They had met the Blackfeet and had no trouble with them." "Then how can they be friendly to us?" Broken Arm asked. "How can they be friends to us?" "How can friends of our enemies be our friends, too?" this question was addressed not to Twisted Hair, but to the other chiefs gathered around the council fire. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0061064130
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Book Description HarperEntertainment, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061064130
Book Description HarperEntertainment, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061064130