Wolf by the Ears

Wolf by the Ears
Title Wolf by the Ears PDF eBook
Author Ann Rinaldi
Publisher Turtleback Books
Pages 0
Release 1993
Genre African Americans
ISBN 9780785705871

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Harriet Hemings, rumored to be the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, one of his black slaves, struggles with the problems facing her: to escape from the velvet cage that is Monticello, or to stay, and thus remain a slave

I Hold a Wolf by the Ears

I Hold a Wolf by the Ears
Title I Hold a Wolf by the Ears PDF eBook
Author Laura van den Berg
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages 224
Release 2020-07-28
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0374714983

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ONE OF TIME'S 10 BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2020. Longlisted for the Joyce Carol Oates Prize. Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR, Bustle, Good Housekeeping, the New York Public Library, Library Journal, Lit Hub, Electric Literature, and Tor.com "As enchanting as fairy tales, as mysterious as dreams, these exquisitely composed fictions are as urgent and original as any being written today.” —Sigrid Nunez, author of The Friend, winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction An urgent and unsettling collection of women on the verge from Laura van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, Laura van den Berg’s first story collection since her prizewinning book The Isle of Youth, draws readers into a world of wholly original, sideways ghost stories that linger in the mouth and the mind. Both timeless and urgent, these eleven stories confront misogyny, violence, and the impossible economics of America with van den Berg’s trademark spiky humor and surreal eye. Moving from the peculiarities of Florida to liminal spaces of travel in Mexico City, Sicily, and Iceland, I Hold a Wolf by the Ears is uncannily attuned to our current moment, and to the fears we reveal to no one but ourselves. In “Lizards,” a man mutes his wife’s anxieties by giving her a LaCroix-like seltzer laced with sedatives. In the title story, a woman poses as her more successful sister during a botched Italian holiday, a choice that brings about strange and destructive consequences, while in “Karolina,” a woman discovers her prickly ex-sister-in-law in the aftermath of an earthquake and is forced to face the truth about her violent brother. I Hold a Wolf by the Ears presents a collection of women on the verge, trying to grasp what’s left of life: grieving, divorced, and hyperaware, searching, vulnerable, and unhinged, they exist in a world that deviates from our own only when you look too closely. With remarkable control and transcendent talent, van den Berg dissolves, in the words of the narrator of “Slumberland,” “that border between magic and annihilation,” and further establishes herself as a defining fiction writer of our time.

Wolf by the Ears

Wolf by the Ears
Title Wolf by the Ears PDF eBook
Author John R. Van Atta
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM
Pages 315
Release 2015-06-30
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1421416549

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“In this engaging work, Van Atta . . . provides an in-depth analysis of the 1820 Missouri Compromise, a seminal event on the road to the Civil War.” —Choice In Wolf by the Ears, John R. Van Atta discusses how the question of slavery surfaced in the divisive fight over Missouri statehood. As Thomas Jefferson wrote at the time, a nation dealing with the politically implacable issue of slavery essentially held the “wolf” by the ears—and could neither let go nor hang on forever. The first organized Louisiana Purchase territory to lie completely west of the Mississippi River and northwest of the Ohio, Missouri carried special significance for both pro- and anti-slavery advocates. Northern congressmen leaped out of their seats to object to the proposed expansion of the slave “empire,” while slave-state politicians voiced outrage at the northerners’ blatant sectional attack. Although the Missouri confrontation ultimately appeared to end amicably with a famous compromise that the wily Kentuckian Henry Clay helped to cobble together, the passions it unleashed proved vicious, widespread, and long lasting. Van Atta deftly explains how the Missouri crisis revealed the power that slavery had already gained over American nation building. He explores the external social, cultural, and economic forces that gave the confrontation such urgency around the country, as well as the beliefs, assumptions, and fears that characterized both sides of the slavery argument. Wolf by the Ears provides students in American history with an ideal introduction to the Missouri crisis while at the same time offering fresh insights for scholars of the early republic. “Van Atta has written the clearest narrative of the Missouri crisis to date.” —Louisiana History

A Wolf by the Ears

A Wolf by the Ears
Title A Wolf by the Ears PDF eBook
Author Wayne Karlin
Pages 0
Release 2020
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9781625345035

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We have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go. -Thomas Jefferson During the War of 1812, thousands of enslaved people from plantations across the Tidewater rallied to the British side, turning against an American republic that had barred them from the promises of freedom and democracy. Set against the backdrop of rebellion and war, Wayne Karlin's A Wolf by the Ears follows the interconnected stories of Towerhill and Sarai, two African slaves, and their master, Jacob Hallam. Educated side-by-side and inseparable as children, the three come of age as they are forced to grapple with-and break free of-the fraught linkage of black and white Americans and how differently each defines what it means to fight for freedom. Sarai and Jacob are caught in the tension between the dream of equality, the reality of slavery, and their own hearts, while Towerhill sits at the head of a company of black marines that is part of the force that takes Washington and watches the White House burn.

The Wolf by the Ears

The Wolf by the Ears
Title The Wolf by the Ears PDF eBook
Author John Chester Miller
Publisher University of Virginia Press
Pages 319
Release 1991
Genre History
ISBN 9780813913650

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This analysis of Jefferson's antislavery views and the actions to which they gave rise, the subject matter of The Wolf by the Ears, is necessarily episodic; while chronology has been generally observed, it was not possible to weld this disparate material into the form of a biographical narrative.

Bear and Wolf

Bear and Wolf
Title Bear and Wolf PDF eBook
Author Daniel Salmieri
Publisher Abrams
Pages 27
Release 2020-05-25
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 1592703399

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A New York Times Editors' ChoiceA Capitol Choices Book of 2019A Brain Pickings Best Children's Book of 2018Winter 2017 – 2018 Kids Indie Next Pick!A Fatherly Best Children's Book of 2018Selected for exhibition in the 2018 Society of Illustrators Original Art show "Just found the book we'll gift to every child we know!"—PBS "Stunning, serene and philosophical"—Maria Russo, The New York Times "Hushed and lovely, this is a picture book to calm and inspire."—Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal Bear and Wolf become unlikely companions one winter's evening when they discover each other out walking in the falling snow; they are young and curious, slipping easily into friendship as they amble along together, seeing new details in the snowy forest. Together they spy an owl overhead, look deep into the frozen face of the lake, and contemplate the fish sleeping below the surface. Then it's time to say goodbye: for Bear to go home and hibernate with the family and for Wolf to run with the pack. Daniel Salmieri's debut as author/illustrator is a beautifully rendered story of friendship and the subtle rhythm of life when we are open to the world and to each other.

Red Wolf

Red Wolf
Title Red Wolf PDF eBook
Author Jennifer Dance
Publisher Dundurn
Pages 257
Release 2014-01-20
Genre Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 1459708113

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This novel tells the story of Red Wolf, a young First Nations boy forced to move into a residential school and assume a new identity. Paralleling his story is that of Crooked Ear, an orphaned wolf pup he has befriended. Both must learn to survive in the white man's world.