Long neglected as the first American novel, Mr. Penrose narrates the adventures of a British youth who flees an unhappy home life to seek his fortune on the high seas. Having learned the sailor’s trade, Penrose survives a series of nautical mishaps, only to be cast adrift on the Mosquito Coast. When rescue finally comes, Penrose refuses to abandon the new home he has made among the Indians. Equal parts travel narrative, adventure tale, and natural history, the novel reflects on some of the most pressing moral and social issues of its time: imperialism, racial equality, religious freedom, and the nature of ethical, responsible government. Mr. Penrose contains the first unequivocal critique of slavery in a transatlantic novel and the most realistic portrayals of Native Americans in early American fiction. In the afterword to this paperback edition, Sarah Wadsworth imparts new research on the author and his career, shedding light on the novel’s subjects and timely themes, and situating Mr. Penrose at the forefront of the American literary canon.
This is a whirlwind journey through the tumultuous 1960s—hippies and yippies, sex, drugs, rock and roll, peace, love, war, harmony, and rage. This is a look back at that period of time, how the events of those days changed the world and changed the people who lived through it, and how those changes continue to affect the world even today. This is the life story of the Reverend Billy Williams, who experienced all of it, from Woodstock to Vietnam. He was there for the protests and the parties from coast to coast. He was an active participant in the events of those days and a keen observer of the action who recorded those events in his daily journal. He experienced the good and the bad, and he tells it like it was. The 1960s was a unique time in history; it could be compared to an earlier renaissance, where the ideas and actions of a generation had a profound effect on the human experience. This is the history and the philosophy of those days, all wrapped up in a rousingly good tale that is Billy’s and his fellow hippie friends’ true life experiences. Those were the days, and here they are to be lived again.
When most people think of lower back pain causes, they immediately think of injuries caused by lifting items improperly or sitting at a desk for an extended period of time. Those things certainly cause the majority of the lower back pain that doctors treat every day. However, they aren't the only causes of lower back pain. With this ebook discover: - Greatest challenges of back pain relief - Discover 5 easy to do back pain relief solutions - Revolutionary new back pain relief plan - No more mistakes with back pain relief - How to find free back pain relief on the internet - And More GRAB A COPY TODAY!