Blood on the River Book
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

Blood on the River


  • Author : Elisa Carbone
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-09-20
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN 10 : 0142409324

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Blood on the River Book Description :

Traveling to the New World in 1606 as the page to Captain John Smith, twelve-year-old orphan Samuel Collier settles in the new colony of James Town, where he must quickly learn to distinguish between friend and foe. Reprint.

Blood on the River Book

Blood on the River


  • Author : Marjoleine Kars
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1620974592

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Blood on the River Book Description :

"The story of a massive eighteenth-century slave rebellion in the Dutch colony of Berbice (now Guyana) which had been all but forgotten. Historian Marjoleine Kars recovers a riveting tale from the archives, including rare first-person accounts from African-born slaves"--

Blood on the River Book

Blood on the River


  • Author : Marjoleine Kars
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620974605

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Blood on the River Book Description :

A breathtakingly original work of history that uncovers a massive enslaved persons’ revolt that almost changed the face of the Americas On Sunday, February 27, 1763, thousands of slaves in the Dutch colony of Berbice—in present-day Guyana—launched a massive rebellion which came amazingly close to succeeding. Surrounded by jungle and savannah, the revolutionaries (many of them African-born) and Europeans struck and parried for an entire year. In the end, the Dutch prevailed because of one unique advantage—their ability to get soldiers and supplies from neighboring colonies and from Europe. Blood on the River is the explosive story of this little-known revolution, one that almost changed the face of the Americas. Drawing on nine hundred interrogation transcripts collected by the Dutch when the Berbice rebellion finally collapsed, and which were subsequently buried in Dutch archives, historian Marjoleine Kars reconstructs an extraordinarily rich day-by-day account of this pivotal event. Blood on the River provides a rare in-depth look at the political vision of enslaved people at the dawn of the Age of Revolution and introduces us to a set of real characters, vividly drawn against the exotic tableau of a riverine world of plantations, rainforest, and Carib allies who controlled a vast South American hinterland. An astonishing original work of history, Blood on the River will change our understanding of revolutions, slavery, and of the story of freedom in the New World.

A River of Royal Blood Book

A River of Royal Blood


  • Author : Amanda Joy
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525518594

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A River of Royal Blood Book Description :

An enthralling debut perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone set in an ancient North African-inspired fantasy world where two sisters must fight to the death to win the crown. Sixteen-year-old Eva is a princess, born with the magick of blood and marrow--a dark and terrible magick that hasn't been seen for generations in the vibrant but fractured country of Myre. Its last known practitioner was Queen Raina, who toppled the native khimaer royalty and massacred thousands, including her own sister, eight generations ago, thus beginning the Rival Heir tradition. Living in Raina's long and dark shadow, Eva must now face her older sister, Isa, in a battle to the death if she hopes to ascend to the Ivory Throne--because in the Queendom of Myre only the strongest, most ruthless rulers survive. When Eva is attacked by an assassin just weeks before the battle with her sister, she discovers there is more to the attempt on her life than meets the eye--and it isn't just her sister who wants to see her dead. As tensions escalate, Eva is forced to turn to a fey instructor of mythic proportions and a mysterious and handsome khimaer prince for help in growing her magick into something to fear. Because despite the love she still has for her sister, Eva will have to choose: Isa's death or her own. A River of Royal Blood is an enthralling debut set in a lush, ancient North African inspired fantasy world that subtly but powerfully challenges our notions of power, history, and identity.

The River Where Blood Is Born Book

The River Where Blood Is Born


  • Author : Sandra Jackson-Opoku
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release Date : 2009-07-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307559463

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The River Where Blood Is Born Book Description :

This astonishing novel takes us on a journey along the river of one family's history, carving a course across two centuries and three continents, from ancient Africa into today's America. Here, through the lives of Mother Africa's many daughters, we come to understand the real meaning of roots: the captive Proud Mary, who has been savagely punished for refusing to relinquish her child to slavery; Earlene, who witnesses her father's murder at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan; Big Momma, a modern-day matriarch who can make a woman of a girl; proud and sassy Cinnamon Brown, whose wild abandon hides a bitter loss; and smart, ambitious Alma, who is torn between the love of a man and the song of her soul. In The River Where Blood Is Born, the seen and unseen worlds are seamlessly joined--the spirit realms where the great river goddess and ancestor mothers watch over the lives of their descendants, both the living and those not yet born. Stringing beads of destiny, they work to lead one daughter back to her source. But what must Alma sacrifice to honor the River Mother's call?

Blood River Book
Score: 4
From 25 Ratings

Blood River


  • Author : Tim Butcher
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-12-15
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446420935

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Blood River Book Description :

When Daily Telegraph correspondent Tim Butcher was sent to cover Africa in 2000 he quickly became obsessed with the idea of recreating H.M. Stanley's famous expedition - but travelling alone. Despite warnings that his plan was 'suicidal', Butcher set out for the Congo's eastern border with just a rucksack and a few thousand dollars hidden in his boots. Making his way in an assortment of vessels including a motorbike and a dugout canoe, helped along by a cast of characters from UN aid workers to a campaigning pygmy, he followed in the footsteps of the great Victorian adventurers. Butcher's journey was a remarkable feat, but the story of the Congo, told expertly and vividly in this book, is more remarkable still.

Poison in the Colony Book

Poison in the Colony


  • Author : Elisa Carbone
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780425291849

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Poison in the Colony Book Description :

The fascinating companion title to the award-winning historical novel Blood on the River: James Town 1607. After the colony of James Town is founded in 1607. After Captain John Smith establishes trade with the Native Americans. After Pocahontas befriends the colonists. After early settlers both thrive and die in this new world . . . a girl is born. Virginia. Virginia Laydon, an infant at the end of Blood on the River, has now grown up in a colony that is teetering dangerously on the precipice of conflict with the native Algonquins. Virginia has the gift, or the curse, of the knowing-an ability that could help save the colony, and is equally likely to land her at the burning stake as an accused witch. Virginia struggles to make sense of her own inner world against the backdrop of pivotal years in the Jamestown colony. The first representative government is established, the first enslaved Africans arrive, and the self-righteousness of the colony's leaders angers the Algonquin. When Virginia's mother first learns of her gift, she is terrified. Kill it, her mother says, or they will kill you. When accusations and danger threaten, Virginia learns that she is on her own; her mother must protect her young sisters rather than stand up for her. So begins a journey of self-realization and increasing strength, as Virginia goes from being a self-protective young girl to someone who knows she must live her own truth even if it will be the end of her.

River of Blood Book

River of Blood


  • Author : Richard Cahan
  • Publisher : Cityfiles Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0991541855

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River of Blood Book Description :

In the late 1930s, the federal government embarked on an unusual project. As a part of the Works Progress Administration's efforts to give jobs to unemployed Americans, government workers tracked down 3,000 men and women who had been enslaved before and during the Civil War. The workers asked them probing questions about slave life. What did they think about their slaveholders? What songs did they sing? What games did they play? Did they always think about escaping? The result was a remarkable compilation of interviews known as the Slave Narratives. This book highlights those narratives--condensing tens of thousands of pages into short excerpts from about 100 former slaves and pairs their accounts with their photographs, taken by the workers sent to record their stories. The book documents what slaves saw and remembered, and explains how they lived. It is an eye-opening account that details what it was like to be a slave--from everyday life to the overwhelming fear they harbored for their lives and for the lives of their family and loved ones. Their stories are clear and stirring. For some reason, the 700 photographs taken for the Slave Narrative Collection have been largely overlooked. The negatives are missing and the paperclip impressions used to attach the small prints to the typewritten interviews indicates that the photos were never valued or treated as art. By pairing 100 narratives and photographs, the material takes on a new life. Every word from every former slave comes alive when the reader can see exactly who told these accounts. The photographs--with the stories--are essential in helping us understand the humanity behind these stories. The words take on new meeting paired with the photographs. When you hear Bill Homer explain that he was given as a wedding present at the age of ten in 1860 and look at his photograph as a proud old man, the true meaning of slavery starts to sinks in. This book is designed so that all Americans will better understand this

The Blood Runs Like a River Through My Dreams Book

The Blood Runs Like a River Through My Dreams


  • Author : . Nasdijj
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2015-10-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547904825

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The Blood Runs Like a River Through My Dreams Book Description :

THE BLOOD RUNS LIKE A RIVER THROUGH MY DREAMS transports readers to the majestic landscapes and hard Native American lives of the desert Southwest and into the embrace of a way of looking at the world that seems almost like revelation. Born to a storytelling Native mother and a roughneck, song-singing cowboy father, Nasdijj has lived on the jagged-edged margins of American society, yet hardship and isolation have only brought him greater clarity--and a gift for language that is nothing short of breathtaking. Nasdijj tells of his adopted son, Tommy Nothing Fancy, of the young boy's struggle with fetal alcohol syndrome, and of their last fishing trip together. It is a heartbreaking story, written with great power and a diamondlike poetry. But whether Nasdijj is telling us about his son, about the chaotic, alternately harrowing and comical life he led with his own parents, or about the vitality and beauty of Native American culture, his voice is always one of searching honesty, wry humor, and a nearly cosmic compassion. While Nasdijj struggles with his impossible status as someone of two separate cultures, he also remains a contradiction in a larger sense: he cares for those who often shun him, he teaches hope though he often has none for himself, and he comes home to the land he then must leave. THE BLOOD RUNS LIKE A RIVER THROUGH MY DREAMS is the memoir of a man who has survived a hard life with grace, who has taken the past experience of pain and transformed it into a determination to care for the most vulnerable among us, and who has found an almost unspeakable beauty where others would find only sadness. This is a book that will touch your soul.

Written in Bone Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

Written in Bone


  • Author : Sally M. Walker
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books ®
  • Release Date : 2013-11-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467737319

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Written in Bone Book Description :

Bright white teeth. Straight leg bones. Awkwardly contorted arm bones. On a hot summer day in 2005, Dr. Douglas Owsley of the Smithsonian Institution peered into an excavated grave, carefully examining the fragile skeleton that had been buried there for four hundred years. "He was about fifteen years old when he died. And he was European," Owsley concluded. But how did he know? Just as forensic scientists use their knowledge of human remains to help solve crimes, they use similar skills to solve the mysteries of the long-ago past. Join author Sally M. Walker as she works alongside the scientists investigating colonial-era graves near Jamestown, Virginia, as well as other sites in Maryland. As you follow their investigations, she'll introduce you to what scientists believe are the lives of a teenage boy, a ship's captain, an indentured servant, a colonial official and his family, and an enslaved African girl. All are reaching beyond the grave to tell us their stories, which are written in bone.

Bridge Over Blood River Book

Bridge Over Blood River


  • Author : Kajsa Norman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849048552

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Bridge Over Blood River Book Description :

Nelson Mandela is dead and his dream of a rainbow nation in South Africa is fading. Twenty years after the fall of apartheid the white Afrikaner minority fears cultural extinction. How far are they prepared to go to survive as a people? Kajsa Norman's book traces the war for control of South Africa, its people, and its history, over a series of December 16ths, from the Battle of Blood River in 1838 to its commemoration in 2011. Weaving between the past and the present, the book highlights how years of fear, nationalism, and social engineering have left the modern Afrikaner struggling for identity and relevance. Norman spends time with residents of the breakaway republic of Orania, where a thousand Afrikaners are working to construct a white-African utopia. Citing their desire to preserve their language and traditions, they have sequestered themselves in an isolated part of the arid Karoo region. Here, they can still dictate the rules and create a homeland with its own flag, currency and ideology. For a Europe that faces growing nationalism, their story is more relevant than ever. How do people react when they believe their cultural identity is under threat? Bridge Over Blood River's haunting and subversive evocation of South Africa's racial politics provides some unsettling answers.

River of Blood Book

River of Blood


  • Author : J. M. Schoffeleers
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN 10 : 0299133249

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River of Blood Book Description :

The culmination of years of fieldwork in southern Malawi, River of Blood reconstructs the beginnings of the Mbona martyr cult, follows its history to the present day, and reveals the fascinating intersections of an indigenous belief system with European Christianity. In the cult of Mbona, the central African mythology of the snake that is beheaded to make the rains come has been combined with a more spiritual interpretation: the snake has been transformed into a human martyr and redeemer. According to the cult, the rainmaker Mbona was tracked down by his enemies; they cut off his head, and his blood formed the River of Blood. Mbona returned as a storm wind and asked that a shrine be dedicated in his name. J. Matthew Schoffeleers recounts how the Portuguese presence in Zambezia in the period 1590-1622 led to more than three decades of internecine warfare and caused the people of southern Malawi tremendous suffering. In response to this political oppression and social upheaval, Schoffeleers shows, the people looked to Mbona, their "black Jesus," for redemption. Beyond reconstructing the cult's genesis, Schoffeleers traces its recent history, particularly in political context. He provides texts of seven cult myths from different historical periods in both Chimang'anja and English. His analysis presents the Mbona myth as a continuous social construction and deconstruction. Emphasizing the impact of political and spiritual oppression on the cult, he distinguishes between the differing versions of the myth preserved by the aristocracy and by the commonalty and demonstrates how these disparate views unite to preserve historical information. In so doing, he shows that cults serve as valuable repositories for historical information.

Blood on the Water Book
Score: 3.5
From 22 Ratings

Blood on the Water


  • Author : Anne Perry
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345548450

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Blood on the Water Book Description :

On a summer afternoon, the pleasure boat Princess Mary explodes on the Thames, sending nearly two hundred merrymakers to their death. But the tragedy is no accident. As public outrage grows, William Monk, Commander of the River Police, presents evidence that the quickly apprehended suspect was elsewhere at the time of the blast.

Captain Blood  Diversion Classics  Book

Captain Blood Diversion Classics


  • Author : Rafael Sabatini
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781682305836

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Captain Blood Diversion Classics Book Description :

Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. Peter Blood, Irish physician and former soldier, is happily settled as the doctor of a small English town. But when the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth reaches him, saving one man’s life ends up costing him his entire world. Sentenced to indentured slavery in the Caribbean, Peter escapes, becoming the most fearless pirate on the Spanish Main—Captain Blood. But his life of adventure and the glory of his victories are no balm to Peter Blood’s wounded soul. All he wants is a cleared name and return to England a free man, to win the heart of the beautiful Arabella Bishop.

River of Blood Book

River of Blood


  • Author : O'Fuel
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2021-02
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0578605503

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River of Blood Book Description :

"A law doesn't exist until you fear it." Sean Tower, reluctant beneficiary of a family tradition in law enforcement, spins headlong into the violent, corrupt world of a metropolitan police force. His anarchist idealism and the culture of the warrior cop prove destined for bloody collision.

Blood On The Stone Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Blood On The Stone


  • Author : Jake Lynch
  • Publisher : Unbound Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-04-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783527908

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Blood On The Stone Book Description :

March 1681. Oxford is hosting the English Parliament under the ‘merry monarch’, King Charles II. As politicians and their hangers-on converge on the divided city, an MP is found murdered, triggering tensions that threaten mayhem on the streets. Luke Sandys, Chief Officer of the Oxford Bailiffs, must solve the crime and thwart the plot. On his side is the respect for evidence and logic he absorbed in his student days, as a follower of the new science. On the other, a group of political conspirators are stirring up sectarian hatreds in their scheme to overthrow the Crown. Struggling to protect all he holds dear, Luke leans heavily on his cavalry officer brother, his friends, and his faithful deputy, Robshaw. But he has a secret, which may be clouding his judgement. At the moment of truth, will he choose love or duty?

Blood on the Verde River Book

Blood on the Verde River


  • Author : Dusty Richards
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-01-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 525
  • ISBN 10 : 1410460940

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Blood on the Verde River Book Description :

A Spur Award?winning Author -- Chet Byrnes and a handful of cowboys leave Texas for the Arizona frontier, leaving behind a legacy of bloodshed and blood feuds. When a woman lays claim to Chet?s heart, and he finds land ripe for grazing, the Byrnes family is buoyed by their prospects; but with every success comes gathering danger. There?s a sheriff who won?t do his job, trigger-happy outlaws, and a mysterious rancher hell bent on running a herd across Chet?s land.

The River Killers Book

The River Killers


  • Author : Bruce Burrows
  • Publisher : TouchWood Editions
  • Release Date : 2011-09-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781926971575

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The River Killers Book Description :

Danny Swanson, Department of Fisheries and Oceans employee and ex-fisherman, isn’t exactly upset when he’s reassigned from a desk job in Ottawa to an at-sea job on the West Coast. His superiors think they’re punishing him for his indiscretions, but Danny is pleased to be back on the Pacific, reconnecting with his old fishing buddies. Revisiting his past life, though, is trolling up some old memories, including a troubling incident from ten years ago, when Danny and his crew pulled up a deformed fish. It was young Billy who decided to bring the odd creature to the DFO in Vancouver for examination. Billy and the fish were never seen again. Now, Danny’s buddy is on his mind when he stumbles across a photo of the fish in the DFO databases, and suddenly, Danny can’t let Billy’s disappearance get swept under the rug. With the help of RCMP Sergeant Louise Karavchuk, Danny starts hauling old histories to the surface and delving into what he starts to believe may be a massive conspiracy. Who can Danny trust in his search for the truth? The organized, well-dressed officials of the DFO? Or his somewhat rowdy and rough-around-the-edges fishing buddies from the past?

Blood  the River of Life Book

Blood the River of Life


  • Author : Jake Page
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Blood
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN 10 : 0920269486

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The Things They Carried Book
Score: 4
From 47 Ratings

The Things They Carried


  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547420295

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The Things They Carried Book Description :

A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.