Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
Botany Bay True Tales of Early Australia - cover

Botany Bay True Tales of Early Australia

John Lang

Publisher: DigiCat

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

In 'Botany Bay, True Tales of Early Australia' by John Lang, readers are immersed in a collection of captivating narratives detailing the early days of Australia's colonization. Lang's literary style is a masterful blend of historic recounting and vivid storytelling, transporting readers to the harsh realities faced by the early settlers. The book provides a unique glimpse into the challenges and triumphs of these pioneers, shedding light on lesser-known aspects of Australia's history. Lang's use of rich language and attention to detail make this book a cultural and historical treasure. John Lang, a prolific writer and historian, drew inspiration from his own experiences and research into Australia's early days to create this compelling work. His passion for storytelling and dedication to preserving the stories of the past shine through in 'Botany Bay.' Lang's expertise on Australian history adds depth and authenticity to the narrative, making it a must-read for history enthusiasts and literary aficionados alike. I highly recommend 'Botany Bay, True Tales of Early Australia' to anyone interested in delving into the fascinating history of Australia's early colonization. Lang's expert storytelling and meticulous attention to detail make this book a valuable addition to any history buff's collection.
Available since: 09/15/2022.
Print length: 153 pages.

Other books that might interest you

  • Climb to Conquer - The Untold Story of WWII's 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops - cover

    Climb to Conquer - The Untold...

    Peter Shelton

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Few stories from the "greatest generation" are as unforgettable -- or as little known -- as that of the 10th Mountain Division. Today a versatile light infantry unit deployed around the world, the 10th began in 1941 as a crew of civilian athletes with a passion for mountains and snow. In this vivid history, adventure writer Peter Shelton follows the unique division from its conception on a Vermont ski hill, through its dramatic World War II coming-of-age, to the ultimate revolution it inspired in American outdoor life.In the late-1930s United States, rock climbing and downhill skiing were relatively new sports. But World War II brought a need for men who could handle extreme mountainous conditions -- and the elite 10th Mountain Division was born. Everything about it was unprecedented: It was the sole U.S. Army division trained on snow and rock, the only division ever to grow out of a sport. It had an un-matched number of professional athletes, college scholars, and potential officer candidates, and as the last U.S. division to enter the war in Europe, it suffered the highest number of casualties per combat day. This is the 10th's surprising, suspenseful, and often touching story.Drawing on years of interviews and research, Shelton re-creates the ski troops' lively, extensive, and sometimes experimental training and their journey from boot camp to the Italian Apennines. There, scaling a 1,500-foot "unclimbable" cliff face in the dead of night, they stunned their enemy and began the eventual rout of the German armies from northern Italy.It was a self-selecting elite, a brotherhood in sport and spirit. And those who survived (including the Sierra Club's David Brower, Aspen Skiing Corporation founder Friedl Pfeifer, and Nike cofounder Bill Bowerman, who developed the waffle-sole running shoe) turned their love of mountains into the thriving outdoor industry that has transformed the way Americans see (and play in) the natural world.
    Show book
  • All Over the Land Nothing Else Was Spoken Of - cover

    All Over the Land Nothing Else...

    Cabeza de Vaca

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Cabeza de Vaca left Spain to explore the New World on a 1527 expedition. He was second in command of nearly 600 men, but only he and three others survived the treacherous weather, exotic diseases, and attacking indigenous people. Cabeza de Vaca survived eight straight years of wandering through the America’s southwest by becoming a medicine man to the natives. In the events of this memoir, he recounts how he helped resuscitate a man, and suddenly “all over the land nothing else was spoken of.”  
    Show book
  • God's Monsters - Vengeful Spirits Deadly Angels Hybrid Creatures and Divine Hitmen of the Bible - cover

    God's Monsters - Vengeful...

    Esther Hamori

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    The Bible is teeming with monsters. Giants tromp through the land of milk and honey; Leviathan swims through the wine-dark sea. A stunning array of peculiar creatures, mind-altering spirits, and supernatural hitmen fill the biblical heavens.Traditional interpretations of the creatures of the Bible have sanded down their sharp, unsavory edges, transforming them into celestial beings of glory and light—or chubby, happy cherubs. Those cherubs? They're actually hybrid guardian monsters, more closely associated with the Egyptian sphinx than with flying babies. And the seraphim? Winged serpents sent to mete out God's vengeance. Demons aren't at war with angels; they're a distinct supernatural species used by Satan and by God. The pattern is chilling. Most of these monsters aren't God's opponents—they're God's entourage.Killer angels, plague demons, manipulative spirits, creatures with an alarming number of wings (and eyes all over)—these shapeshifters and realm-crossers act with stunning brutality, each reflecting a facet of God's own monstrosity. Confronting God's monsters—and the God-monster—may be uncomfortable, but the Bible is richer for their presence. For anyone interested in monsters, myths, folklore, demons, and more, God's Monsters is an entertaining deep dive into the creaturely strangeness of the Bible.
    Show book
  • Relaunch Your Life - Break the Cycle of Self-Defeat Destroy Negative Emotions and Reclaim Your Personal Power - cover

    Relaunch Your Life - Break the...

    Scott Allan

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Eliminate Self-Defeating Behavior, Crush Negative Beliefs, and Reinvent Your Self-Image. 
    Is low self-esteem damaging your confidence? Does negative thinking drive your mind insane? Do you feel shy, awkward, and anxious in social settings? 
    If so, Relaunch Your Life is the book for you. 
    Bestselling author and personal development leader Scott Allan combines practical advice and wisdom with step-by-step actionable exercises to help you break free of self-defeating behavior. You will learn the best strategies for overcoming social awkwardness while eliminating your fear of social rejection. 
    The step-by-step instructions in this book encourage you to take action, recognize your patterns of self-defeat, and apply easy-to-understand strategies for healing and recovery. 
    In Relaunch Your Life, you’ll learn to:Break the cycle of self defeat keeping you trappedAchieve greater satisfaction in your personal and business relationshipsConfront your fears of vulnerabilityGet over your feelings of isolation and social exclusionAchieve greater satisfaction in your personal and business relationshipsCreate a master vision for your life, and;Recover from past trauma holding you back and reinvent your inner narrative 
    Relaunch Your Life is the only book you need to overcome fear and uncertainty while putting an end to the negative behaviors blocking you from living the life you really want.
    Show book
  • Investing in Yourself - cover

    Investing in Yourself

    Dr. David K. Ewen

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    This is a must-listen audiobook for anyone considering higher education or looking to understand the value of a college degree. Written by Dr. David K. Ewen, an esteemed educator with several decades of professional experience in the field, this book offers profound insights into the positive aspects and significance of a college education.In his audiobook, “Investing in Yourself”, Dr. Ewen draws on his extensive knowledge and experience to provide a comprehensive overview of the many benefits of attending college. He explores the ways in which a college education can enhance an individual's intellectual, social, and personal growth, as well as their career prospects and earning potential.With compelling arguments and real-life examples, Dr. Ewen demonstrates the importance of a college education in today's rapidly changing world. He highlights the ways in which a college degree can provide individuals with critical thinking skills, a deep understanding of diverse cultures, and the ability to adapt to new challenges and opportunities.Moreover, "Investing in Yourself" offers practical advice and strategies for maximizing the benefits of a college education. Dr. Ewen offers guidance on selecting the right college, choosing a major, and navigating the challenges of higher education.Overall, "Unlocking Your Potential" is an enlightening and inspiring book that offers invaluable insights into the importance of a college education. It is a must-read for anyone considering higher education or looking to understand the many ways in which a college degree can enhance their lives and career prospects.
    Show book
  • The Meaning of Life - cover

    The Meaning of Life

    Raphael Terra

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    This audiobook has been recorded using Text to speech (TTS). 
     
    In science fiction from the last century, we should now all be living in some kind of grand utopia. Beautiful spaceships should be carrying us around the universe. We should be jumping through worm holes and meeting new alien species. The times of war and unrest on earth should be things of the past. 
     
    Alas history has not gone that way. Instead, nothing seems to have changed in the grand scheme. Nations still invade other nations. Religion still holds sway over billions. Millions of people still starve while others gather in a harvest of riches the majority can only dream of. We kill and devour more and more innocent animals every day, while science is gradually uncovering the truth about the sentience and intelligence of them. We invent and test new drugs on each other on a vast scale. Like locusts we are chomping our way through the riches of the earth without a care in the world. Somebody somewhere in the future will figure it all out and save us. Won’t they? 
     
    Millions of years of evolution have brought us to this place. A situation where we are aware of ourselves, what we are doing and why we do it. And yet we carry on regardless. We are no closer to understanding the one question that has confused us ever since we became conscious. The meaning of life.
    Show book