There is no knowing what lies in a man's heart. On a trip to buy ponies, Frank Ross is killed by one of his own workers. Tom Chaney shoots him down in the street for a horse, $150 cash, and two Californian gold pieces. Ross's unusually mature and single-minded fourteen-year-old daughter Mattie travels to claim his body, and finds that the authorities are doing nothing to find Chaney. Then she hears of Rooster - a man, she's told, who has grit - and convinces him to join her in a quest into dark, dangerous Indian territory to hunt Chaney down and avenge her father's murder.
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The #1 New York Times bestselling classic frontier adventure novel that inspired two award-winning films! Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America’s foremost writers. True Grit, his most famous novel, was first published in 1968, and became the basis for two movies, the 1969 classic starring John Wayne and, in 2010, a new version starring Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges and written and directed by the Coen brothers. True Grit tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen when the coward Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash. Mattie leaves home to avenge her father’s blood. With one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, by her side, Mattie pursues the killer into Indian Territory. True Grit is eccentric, cool, straight, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. From a writer of true status, this is an American classic through and through.
An engaging look at early twentieth-century American printmaking, which frequently focused on the crowded, chaotic, and gritty modern city. In the first half of the twentieth century, a group of American artists influenced by the painter and teacher Robert Henri aimed to reject the pretenses of academic fine art and polite society. Embracing the democratic inclusiveness of the Progressive movement, these artists turned to making prints, which were relatively inexpensive to produce and easy to distribute. For their subject matter, the artists mined the bustling activity and stark realities of the urban centers in which they lived and worked. Their prints feature sublime towering skyscrapers and stifling city streets, jazzy dance halls and bleak tenement interiors—intimate and anonymous everyday scenes that addressed modern life in America. True Grit examines a rich selection of prints by well-known figures like George Bellows, Edward Hopper, Joseph Pennell, and John Sloan as well as lesser-known artists such as Ida Abelman, Peggy Bacon, Miguel Covarrubias, and Mabel Dwight. Written by three scholars of printmaking and American art, the essays present nuanced discussions of gender, class, literature, and politics, contextualizing the prints in the rapidly changing milieu of the first decades of twentieth-century America.
Bear Grylls knows what it takes to survive. But he's not the first. Take the American bombardier Louis Zamperini, who survived 47 days stranded at sea by catching and killing hungry sharks and drinking the warm blood of albatrosses ? only to be captured by the Japanese and horrifically tortured for years in their most brutal POW camps... Or Marcus Luttrell, a Navy SEAL who single-handedly took on a Taliban regiment before dragging his bleeding, bullet-ridden body for days through the harsh mountains of Afghanistan... Or Nando Parrado, one of the survivors of a horrific air-crash high in the ice-bound Andes, who only lived because he was willing to eat the flesh of his dead companions... In this gripping new book, Bear tells the stories of the adventurers, explorers, soldiers and spies whose refusal to quit in the most extreme situations has inspired him throughout his life. Some of them make uncomfortable reading - survival is rarely pretty. But all of them are tales of eye-watering bravery, death-defying resilience and extraordinary mental toughness by men and women who have one thing in common: true grit. What readers are saying about True Grit: ***** 'Exhilarating . . . It kept me gripped throughout.' ***** 'Inspirational stories of survival and endurance . . . kept me interested till the end.' ***** 'To keep going, to keep hopeful, to never quit these are lessons in life that all of us need to hear.'
As a child prodigy in principles, Golda Meir has a repertoire of noble rebellion throughout her life from Midwest America to the Middle East. This resolve will bring equal pay and education to the Arabs and Jews in Palestine, hospitals and housing to Africans, and most well-known Golda will be a signer of the Declaration of Independence for the rebirth of Israel. Undaunted by the objections of her family, sects of Jewish culture, and the back-door politics of powerful governments, Golda’s DNA demands pragmatic decisions that reveal her destiny and the unwavering conviction that all people can live in peace and with dignity.
I was not supposed to live, but if I lived the doctors said I would be a vegetable. I struggled through life trying to be normal. No one accepted me for me. I had to prove to the doctors, and the whole world, that handicap only means slow. I thought I was all alone in the world, no one was like me. If you think about it, everyone is different and slow at something.
From the rural mountains of Yabucoa in Puerto Rico to the bustling streets of New York City, author Emma Gomez shares her life story in this inspiring memoir. Born in 1934 as one of ten children and then graduating from college in 1980, Gomez narrates how she overcame the challenges of being a Hispanic woman in a world that wasnt quite ready to accept her and her high aspirations. Through many stories and anecdotes, this memoir follows Gomez from her early days in Puerto Rico, to moving to the United States, to her marriage and its issues, to raising two children, and to her work on labor issues affecting women. A true story of facing trials and the satisfaction of meeting ones goals, her recollections provide a testament to one womans dedication to improving herself and paving the way for other women to do the same. Praise for Emma Gomez: A Courageous Woman Displays True Grit True gritthats exactly what you get when you read this exciting true story of this self-made woman, Emma Gomez. Within the short time that I have known her, she has unselfishly given of herself to all without prejudice, seeking to give rather than to receive. And thats the point of the story you are about to read. Now she gives to you, the readers, just as she has given to all who have crossed her path. James G. Nolan Jr.
La jeune Mattie Ross, 14 ans, veut venger son père ; assassiné par son contremaître pour quelques pièces d'or. Pour l'aider, elle engage Rooster Cogburn, un shérif borgne aux manières désinvoltes et expéditives. Un fringant Texas ranger appelé " LaBaeuf " est aussi intéressé par sa capture et tente de rallier Cogburn à sa cause. La candide Mattie arrivera-t-elle à ses fins ?
Who are the people that inspired Bear Grylls to become one of the world's toughest adventurers? From famous explorers whose never-say-die attitude led them to achieve astonishing feats, to everyday people unexpectedly caught up in life-threatening situations, True Grit is a collection of some of the toughest feats of survival ever accomplished. Learn what it takes to make it through alive in some of the planet's most dangerous locations from these exciting tales of death-defying resilience. Abridged for younger readers.
Pursuing a murderer who has escaped into Indian Territory, U.S. Marshal Rooster J. Cogburn teams up with a bounty-hunting Texas Ranger and Mattie Ross, a cantankerous young lady who is bent on revenge. U.S. marshal, Rooster Cogburn was hired by Mattie to kill the man who murdered her father and stole the family nest egg. She insists on accompanying Cogburn on his quest.
"True Grit" is Charles Portis¿ beroemdste westernroman en vertelt het verhaal van Mattie Ross, die veertien jaar oud is wanneer een lafaard genaamd Tom Chaney haar vader van achteren neerschiet in Fort Smith, Arkansas, en hem niet alleen berooft van zijn leven, maar ook van zijn paard en honderdvijftig dollar. Mattie verlaat haar ouderlijk huis, met als doel haar vader te wreken. Ze huurt de hardste en meest rücksichtlose marshal in die ze kan vinden, de eenogige Rooster Cogburn, om Chaney, die zich schuilhoudt in een indianenreservaat, op te sporen. Het gehele boek wordt verteld door de ogen van de tiener Mattie, maar de knipogen zijn duidelijk die van een volwassene. Daardoor komt het in het boek aanwezige geweld nooit als een schok aan, maar wordt het terloops meegegeven (¿Op het politiebureau troffen we twee agenten die met elkaar in gevecht waren, en dus niet beschikbaar bleken voor het verstrekken van inlichtingen¿), als iets wat dagelijkse kost is, wat hoort bij het leven in het ¿wilde Westen¿. Toch verliest Charles Portis nooit uit het oog dat een western voornamelijk op actie gericht moet zijn, en is de obligatoire shoot-out er dan ook eentje die volledig aan de verwachtingen voldoet¿
Up to 1988, the December issue contains a cumulative list of decisions reported for the year, by act, docket numbers arranged in consecutive order, and cumulative subject-index, by act.
Prepare to take a journey into the lives and minds of some of the most successful women in their industry. Throughout your career, you will likely read many books to provide guidance, knowledge and inspiration along the way to reaching your goals. You will be hard pressed to find more inspiring stories of courage and perseverance than those in this book. True Grit - Stories from FedEx female leaders is about taking those tough times in life and turning them into motivation for excellence. By reading this book, you get an inside view into the lives and careers of amazing women who have overcome adversities in order to excel. You will walk away from this book with real life examples of how to grow from any challenge and likely feel as though you have made 17 new friends along the way.
American moviegoers have long turned to the Hollywood Western for reassurance in times of crisis. During the genre’s heyday, the films of John Ford, Howard Hawks and Henry Hathaway reflected a grand patriotism that resonated with audiences at the end of World War II. The tried-and-true Western was questioned by Ford and George Stevens during the Cold War, and in the 1960s directors like Sam Peckinpah and George Roy Hill retooled the genre as a commentary on American ethics during the Vietnam War. Between the mid–1970s and early 1990s, the Western faded from view—until the Gulf War, when Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves (1990) and Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven (1992) brought it back, with moral complexities. Since 9/11, the Western has seen a resurgence, blending its patriotic narrative with criticism of America’s place in the global community. Exploring such films as True Grit (2010) and Brokeback Mountain (2005), along with television series like Deadwood and Firefly, this collection of new essays explores how the Western today captures the dichotomy of our times and remains important to the American psyche.
"Readers learn how to acquire and demonstrate grit in their daily lives, practicing it over and over until it becomes an integral part of their personality, thought, behavior, and character"--From publisher's website.
Traces the career of the actor who starred in such film classics as "Roman Holiday," "Horatio Hornblower," and "To Kill a Mockingbird," revealing the many personal roles he has played in his life, from husband and friend to dedicated activist.
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