Encounters of a Wayward Sailor

Author: Tristan Jones

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497603633

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

View: 3167

From the acclaimed teller of such classic yarns as A STEADY TRADE, THE INCREDIBLE VOYAGE, and HEART OF OAK, ENCOUNTERS OF A WAYWARD SAILOR is wonderful collection of true stories from one of the great storytellers of the sea. Drawing on experiences from a lifetime at sea, Tristan Jones uses his acute powers of observation and his gift with for telling tales to transport us aboard boats struggling through savage gales, sweltering through parched calms, and sliding down the trade winds through beautiful, phosphorescent seas. With a special poignancy and his unique, wry sense of humor, Jones brings back to life people--like sailing adventurer Bill Tilman, long-distance voyager Bernard Moitessier, and pioneering woman sailor Clare Francis--as well as the places and boats lost to time. He recalls his favorite ports, his treasured cities, and his most memorable voyages.

The New Sonia Wayward

Author: Michael Innes

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 184232747X

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

View: 4200

Colonel Ffolliot Petticate's predicament begins when his novelist wife, Sonia, drowns during a sailing trip in the English Channel. A dramatic cover-up ensues in a tale full of humour, irony and devastating suspense.


A Story from Silver Falls

Author: Casey Head

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1602478031

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 265

View: 7293

Flynns bitterness over the death of his mother turns to shock when he realizes his mother is still alive! In Wayward, the first story from the town of Silver Falls, author Casey Head creates an enchanting world readers will want to visit again and again. When Flynn the rabbit discovers that his mother abandoned him at a young age, he decides to run away and leave his hometown of Silver Falls far behind. Flynn, along with a few friends he meets along the way, goes on a wild adventure through mountains and grasslands to find the true meaning of family and community. Will he learn these important lessons? Will he return home to his family? Wayward will leave you breathless and begging for more!

Wayward Reproductions

Genealogies of Race and Nation in Transatlantic Modern Thought

Author: Alys Eve Weinbaum

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822385821

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

View: 6264

Wayward Reproductions breaks apart and transfigures prevailing understandings of the interconnection among ideologies of racism, nationalism, and imperialism. Alys Eve Weinbaum demonstrates how these ideologies were founded in large part on what she calls “the race/reproduction bind”––the notion that race is something that is biologically reproduced. In revealing the centrality of ideas about women’s reproductive capacity to modernity’s intellectual foundations, Weinbaum highlights the role that these ideas have played in naturalizing oppression. She argues that attention to how the race/reproduction bind is perpetuated across national and disciplinary boundaries is a necessary part of efforts to combat racism. Gracefully traversing a wide range of discourses––including literature, evolutionary theory, early anthropology, Marxism, feminism, and psychoanalysis––Weinbaum traces a genealogy of the race/reproduction bind within key intellectual formations of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She examines two major theorists of genealogical thinking—Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault—and unearths the unacknowledged ways their formulations link race and reproduction. She explores notions of kinship and the replication of racial difference that run through Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s work; Marxist thinking based on Friedrich Engel’s The Origin of the Family; Charles Darwin’s theory of sexual selection; and Sigmund Freud’s early studies on hysteria. She also describes W. E. B. Du Bois’s efforts to transcend ideas about the reproduction of race that underwrite citizenship and belonging within the United States. In a coda, Weinbaum brings the foregoing analysis to bear on recent genomic and biotechnological innovations.

My Wayward Winds

Author: James A. Hooks

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462888437

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

View: 6939

There are more than 5 Thousand Galaxies in this one Picture, taken from an area no bigger than a grain of sand. Yet, each speck of light represents no less than 500 Billion Suns. Therefore if you think life is Universal, then if you let your imagination fly to the Endless Eternity, if you can dream it, then it is possible, Yet, also probable.

Wayward Saints

The Godbeites and Brigham Young

Author: Ronald Warren Walker

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252067051

Category: Religion

Page: 399

View: 2055

A story that includes spiritualist seances, conspiracy, and an important church trial, Wayward Saints chronicles the 1870s challenge of a group of British Mormon intellectuals to Brigham Young's leadership and authority. William S. Godbe and his associates revolted because they disliked Young's authoritarian community and resented what they perceived as the church's intrusion into matters of personal choice. Expelled from the church, they established the "New Movement," which eventually faltered. Both a study in intellectual history and an investigation of religious dissent, Wayward Saints explores nineteenth-century American spiritualism as well as the ideas and institutional structure of first- and second-generation Mormonism.

Writing the Wayward Wife

Rabbinic Interpretations of Sotah

Author: Lisa Grushcow

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004146288

Category: Religion

Page: 329

View: 3923

"Writing the Wayward Wife" is a study of rabbinic interpretations of sotah, the law concerning the woman suspected of adultery (Numbers 5: 11-31). The book identifies the emergence of two major interpretive themes: the emphasis on legal procedures, and the condemnation of adultery.

Wayward Women

Sexuality and Agency in a New Guinea Society

Author: Holly Wardlow

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520938976

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 2147

Written with uncommon grace and clarity, this extremely engaging ethnography analyzes female agency, gendered violence, and transactional sex in contemporary Papua New Guinea. Focusing on Huli "passenger women," (women who accept money for sex) Wayward Women explores the socio-economic factors that push women into the practice of transactional sex, and asks how these transactions might be an expression of resistance, or even revenge. Challenging conventional understandings of "prostitution" and "sex work," Holly Wardlow contextualizes the actions and intentions of passenger women in a rich analysis of kinship, bridewealth, marriage, and exchange, revealing the ways in which these robust social institutions are transformed by an encompassing capitalist economy. Many passenger women assert that they have been treated "olsem maket" (like market goods) by their husbands and natal kin, and they respond by fleeing home and defiantly appropriating their sexuality for their own purposes. Experiences of rape, violence, and the failure of kin to redress such wrongs figure prominently in their own stories about becoming "wayward." Drawing on village court cases, hospital records, and women’s own raw, caustic , and darkly funny narratives, Wayward Women provides a riveting portrait of the way modernity engages with gender to produce new and contested subjectivities.

The Wayward Bus

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101177198

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7330

In his first novel to follow the publication of his enormous success, The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck’s vision comes wonderfully to life in this imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California’s back roads, transporting the lost and the lonely, the good and the greedy, the stupid and the scheming, the beautiful and the vicious away from their shattered dreams and, possibly, toward the promise of the future. This edition features an introduction by Gary Scharnhorst. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Wayward Tourist

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Melbourne University Publish

ISBN: 0522854311

Category: Australia

Page: 189

View: 497

At the height of his fame, Mark Twain, the great writer and humorist from Missouri, was facing financial ruin from one of his failed business ventures. Broke but much loved he embarked on a money-raising lecture tour around the equator, making a stop in Australia. The Wayward Tourist republishes Mark Twain's Australian travel writing in which he recounts impressions of Sydney ('God made the Harbor a but Satan made Sydney') and his view of Australian history ('[it reads] like the most beautiful lies'). In his introduction, Don Watson brilliantly pays homage to America's 'funny man' who brought his swagger, love of language and wicked talent for observation to our shores.

Wayward Contracts

The Crisis of Political Obligation in England, 1640-1674

Author: Victoria Kahn

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400826421

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

View: 6445

Why did the language of contract become the dominant metaphor for the relationship between subject and sovereign in mid-seventeenth-century England? In Wayward Contracts, Victoria Kahn takes issue with the usual explanation for the emergence of contract theory in terms of the origins of liberalism, with its notions of autonomy, liberty, and equality before the law. Drawing on literature as well as political theory, state trials as well as religious debates, Kahn argues that the sudden prominence of contract theory was part of the linguistic turn of early modern culture, when government was imagined in terms of the poetic power to bring new artifacts into existence. But this new power also brought in its wake a tremendous anxiety about the contingency of obligation and the instability of the passions that induce individuals to consent to a sovereign power. In this wide-ranging analysis of the cultural significance of contract theory, the lover and the slave, the tyrant and the regicide, the fool and the liar emerge as some of the central, if wayward, protagonists of the new theory of political obligation. The result is must reading for students and scholars of early modern literature and early modern political theory, as well as historians of political thought and of liberalism.

Wayward #30

Author: Jim Zub

Publisher: Image Comics


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 44

View: 6189

"BOUND TO FATE," Conclusion Fate burns as the past and present clash in the final battle. WAYWARD concludes with a special double-sized spectacular that includes an epic 30-page story, pin-ups, and more!

Wayward World

Author: Jon Roland

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483471802

Category: Fiction

Page: 594

View: 4640

In the year 1264 three young people come into information that the Earth will be destroyed by collision with an interstellar planet in a thousand years. They also learn that in the next year a leading reformer, the father of one of the three, will die in battle, setting back the progress of human history by 400-500 years, a margin great enough to enable people a thousand years later to save Earth. They must cause the battle to go the other way, and use that to launch still greater reforms that will set history on a fast course to planetary defense. Two of the three have superior abilities, but not superpowers. They have revelations, but must work out the details for themselves. They have opportunities that existed in their time and never before or since. In this book the reader will meet many interesting characters, many from history, although as history takes a different course, it also changes the characters and the roles they play.

Wayward Monks and the Religious Revolution of the Eleventh Century

Author: Phyllis G. Jestice

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004107229

Category: History

Page: 309

View: 4086

Focussing on the German empire, this book explains the diversification of monasticism during a period of great change, in particular a shift towards a greater interest in lay religious life. Jestics investigates the changing role of monks in society and examines monastic values in such areas as misionary work, public preaching, pilgrimage and the gregorian reform. It is based on monastic writings, particularly polemics and also uses hagiography.

Boston's Wayward Children

Social Services for Homeless Children, 1830-1930

Author: Peter C. Holloran

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838632970

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 4455

This study explores the origin and development of the American social welfare system. It demonstrates that the system of orphanages, child-placing agencies, reformatories, juvenile courts, and child guidance clinics established in Victorian Boston was a foundation for the New Deal and remains the basis of contemporary social work with the young.

Wayward Capitalists

Targets of the Securities and Exchange Commission

Author: Susan P. Shapiro

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300039337

Category: History

Page: 227

View: 4328

Recounts actual cases of security frauds, explains how the SEC investigates the securities market, and suggests new policies to strengthen the SEC's role as government watchdog


Author: Laurence R. McCarthy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465301070

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 8213

This book is based on the story of a boy growing up in west Auckland, progressing through his years as a young man, then into adulthood. In WAYWARD WESTY, you will follow him as his adventures take him back and forth to Australia where he experiences many things - opening his eyes to the meaning of life and love. Take a trip down memory lane as this book reveals this young man's memories of youth, various adventures, and blistering romance. A vivid depiction of life's complexities and realities, this narrative will evoke emotion, incite one's imagination, and inspire you about the excitement of life, the beauty of love, and the importance of keeping worthwhile memories. Skillfully written, dashed with fun and adventures, and filled with inspiration, WAYWARD WESTY is an engaging read that everyone will surely find enjoyable and exhilarating.

Wayward Loches

Author: Cynthia Barnes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595197353

Category: Poetry

Page: 183

View: 6914

Elegant style that nurtures Health and Vital Incentive, understood vocal melismas give way to the evoking of the Spirit of the Troubadour-Melancholy and Profound Challenge that Cynthia Barnes portrays through her prose and theses, as if the coloraturas and other mysteries of the Black Forest, influences of the Siventes of Richard Coeur-de-Lion through rhenish (the Rhine River) palatinate and boudless Alpine Wonder, pulse evermore. Devoting her life to educational composition, Cynthia first performed a solo piano recital in san Bernardino County in 1959, an ultimate recipient of Art and Journalism Awards while a resident of California.