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Adventure (106 Books)


In fiction, the adventurer figure or Picaro may be regarded as a descendant of the knight-errant of Medieval romance. Like the knight, the adventurer roams through episodic encounters, usually involving wealth, romance, or fighting. Unlike the knight, the adventurer was a realistic figure, often lower class or otherwise impoverished, who is forced to make his way to fortune, often by deceit. Also, an adventurer is a roguish hero of low social class who lives by his or her wits in a corrupt society.

 
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Aia He Kaheka

By: Wíllíam H. Wílson

Aha Punana LeoHe ahahui auhau ole ka Aha Punana Leo i ho okumu ia i ka makahiki 1983 no ka ho ola ana i ka olelo Hawai i a me ka ho okumu ana i na kula e a o ia i loko wale no o ia olelo. I ia makahiki aku, ua ku ke kula Punana Leo mua loa, ke kula ho olu u olelo oiwi mua loa ho i o Amelika Hui Pu la. Ma hope o ka ho ololi ia ana e ka ohana Punana Leo o kekahi kanawai o ka makahiki 1896 e papa ana i na kula olelo Hawai i, ua lawe ia ke ki ina ho ona aua...

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Iosepa Kaho'Oluhi Nawahiokalani'Opu'U

By: William H. Wilson

He ahahui auhau ole ka Aha Punana Leo i hookumu ia i ka makahiki 1983 no ka hoola ana i ka olelo Hawaii a me ka hookumu ana i na kula e ao ia i loko wale no o ia olelo. I ia makahiki aku, ua ku ke kula Punana Leo mua loa, ke kula hooluu olelo oiwi mua loa hoi o Amelika Hui Pu la. Ma hope o ka hoololi ia ana e ka ohana Punana Leo o kekahi kanawai o ka makahiki 1896 e papa ana i na kula olelo Hawaii, ua lawe ia ke kiina hoonaauao o ka Punana Leo, a me na keiki puka mua pu ...

O Nawahi oe o Kalaniopuu, O ka wahi i wahi ia ai, I milo ia ai a paa pono, I halii ia ai a nani, I ka ahu popo hinano o Puna, Uhia aku i ka ahuula, Kau ia ka wahi i laila, Ua paa, ua malu, Ua malu ka wahi o Kalaniopuu, O ka wahi ia i wahi ia ai, I lawalawa ia ai, I opeope ia ai a paa, I koko ia ai a kau i luna, A lei i ka umauma, I ka ai o na makaainana e, O ka wahi kona, O ka inoa wahi kou i anei, ae.

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Ke Kaao O Laieikawai

By: S. N. Hale'Ole

Mai ka nupepa Hawaii mua loa o Ka Lama Hawaii o ka makahiki 1834, o keia kaao a S. N. Haleole i kakau iho ai ka moolelo mua loa i hoopaa ia ma ke ano he puke heluhelu he 220 mau aoao kona loihi i ka makahiki 1863. O ia kekahi o na moolelo he nui a lehulehu i waiho ia na kakou i hooilina e paa ai na keehina hana o keia wa e imi ana i ke o loa o ko kakou lahui i ka hone mau o ka kakou olelo me ka inana pu o ko kakou mauli hiwa. Eia ke panee nei i mua o oukou he paina h...

Hoao ia o Kahauokapaka me Malaekahana No ka olelo paa a KahauokapakaImi o Malaekahana i ke kahuna e pakele ai Hanau a huna ia o Laieikawai me LaieloheloheImi aku o Hulumaniani i ke anuenue pio o Oahu I ke kamailio ana i keia kaao, ua olelo ia ma Laie, Koolau kona wahi i hanau ai, a he mau mahoe laua: o Kahauokapaka ka makua kane, o Malaekahana ka makuahine. O Kahauokapaka nae, o ia ke alii nona na okana elua o Koolau Loa a me Koolau Poko. Aia ia ia ka mana nui ma luna ...

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Ke Alakai O Ke Kanaka Hawaii (Part Ii)

By: Joseph M. Poepoe

Ma ke Kanawai ua loaa ka mana i ka Aha Kiekie e hana i mau Rula i mea e pololei ai ka hookolokolo ana. Penei ka olelo o ka Pauku 1015 o ke Kanawai Kivila. "He mana ko ka Aha Kiekie. i kela manawa kein manawa, e hooholo i na rula e pono ai ka hoopii hou ana, a me ka lawe ana maluna i na hihia, &c., e like me kona mnnao he mea e pololei ai ka hookolokolo ana." Ma ka Pauku 833 hoi, penei na olelo: "He mana no hoi ko ka Ahahookolokolo Kiekie e hana i kela manawa i keia manaw...

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He Moolelo No Maui Hikina-Kalialinui I Uka a Me Na Aina O Lalo : A...

By: Kepa Maly

The following collection of archival and oral historical-consultation records pertaining to Waikamoi Preserve and the greater watershed of the Haleakala mountain lands on the island of Maui, was compiled by Kumu Pono Associates LLC, at the request of The Nature Conservancy-Hawaii. This study provides The Nature Conservancy and its partners in management of the Waikamoi Preserve, with a cultural assessment of the Waikamoi Preserve, as required by State review laws governi...

1848, Kamehameha III granted fee-simple interest of Kalialinui to a chiefly steward, Kamaikaaloa (Kamaikaaloa), who held the land through the remainder of his lifetime, and subsequently conveyed it to his heirs. Kalalawalu—daughter of Kamaikaaloa and Kealohaaukai—and her husband, Douglas Panee, sold the land of Kalialinui to Haleakala Ranch in 1888. Most of Kalialinui, including the land that became the Waikamoi Preserve, has been held by Haleakala Ranch since that t...

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Na Mele Aimoku

By: Hawaiian Historical Society

The Hawaiian Language Reprint Series was established by the Hawaiian Historical Society to make available to students and scholars books that were printed in the Hawaiian language during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Most have long been out of print, and access to surviving editions is generally limited to libraries and private collections. We hope that making these texts accessible will foster the use and appreciation of the Hawaiian language, encourage the buildin...

I haku 'ia maila i makana ho'ohanohano no ka Mo'i David Kalakaua, 'o keia ka puke mele ho'okahi o kona 'ano i pa'i 'ia i ke au o ke Aupuni Mo'i Hawa'i. Ho'okino ihola ia, ma ke 'ano hou, i ka hana kuluma o ka haku mele 'ana no na ali'i. He 'oihana loea ka haku mele 'ana, a he hana ia. i apo nui 'ia e ka lehulehu a ma waena o ka po'e ali'i no ho'i. He loina kahiko ka hanana mele, oli a hula no ka hanohano o ke ali'i nui, a ho'omau 'ia aku ia loina i ke alo ali'i o ke Aupu...

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Steel Dust Dawn

By: John Richman

This second novel in the series follows young "Montana" to Fort Worth, Texas in 1886, where he hires on at a major cattle ranch and ultimately saves it from foreclosure. A good deal of the story involves his horse "Spirit" and his involvement in the early Texas State Fair races. This 203 page novel is suitable for young readers. Buy at www.callmemontana.com

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Call Me Montana

By: John Richman

This is the first novel in the series and introduces sixteen year old William Dean Ritter, aka "Montana." Two separate adventures take him from his Montana farm to a Wyoming cattle ranch, Dodge City, Kansas and Texas in his pursuit of the dream to become a cowboy. Along the way something unexpected happens - he becomes a man. The book also introduces Montana's famous horse "Spirit." The characters and plot lines harken back to the best of the western serials of the 40's ...

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Battle at Bighorn

By: John Richman

This third and newest novel in the series takes young Montana back home to help his family battle a crooked mayor and sheriff who have assumed control of his home town during his three year absence. With the help of his friends, family and famous horse "Spirit", Montana continues to fight for what's right...and ultimately prevails. This 204 page novel is suitable for young readers. Buy at www.callmemontana.com

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O Lobo que Virou Homem e Outras Histórias

By: Marcelo Hipolito

Três sinistras histórias do escritor Marcelo Hipólito, autor dos romances Lúcifer: o primeiro anjo e O Mago de Camelot: a saga de Merlin para coroar um dragão.

As luzes da alvorada despontaram pálidas no horizonte, quando o lobo finalmente despertou. Suas entranhas ardiam em fogo e agonia. Se a maldição do lobo liberava a besta adormecida no interior dos homens, aos lobos concedia-lhes o fardo da humanidade. Assim, o lobo ferido deixou o tronco berrando de dor. Ele se transformava: seus pelos caíam e as feições caninas suavizavam. Um impulso incontrolável ergueu-o nas patas traseiras. Estas viraram pés; as dianteiras, m...

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O Mago de Camelot : A saga de Merlin para coroar um dragão

By: Marcelo Hipólito

De uma infância pobre e sofrida à irresistível ascensão aos salões dos grandes reis; de um começo sem esperanças ao despertar de um poder inigualável, invejado e temido, Merlin, é levado a se tornar o homem mais influente da Idade das Trevas. Confidente supremo do rei Artur e maior conselheiro da corte de Camelot. Misterioso e enigmático. Amado e odiado. Druida, monge e mago. Na Britânia do Século V da Era Cristã – abandonada pela queda do Império Romano à barbárie...

O druida, então, abriu um sorriso malévolo aos soldados saxões. Hengist gritava às suas tropas para se manterem firmes, mas sua vanguarda ruía à medida que um resoluto Merlin avançava, a passos largos, na sua direção. A defesa saxônica se fragmentava perante o pavor supersticioso imposto pela figura aterrorizante do druida. Face à derrota iminente, Hengist se desesperou, girando seu machado e galopando para Merlin. O druida estancou diante do ataque rápido e brut...

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Two Zen Monks

By: Barry Rachin

Sarah is travelling to rural Maine to visit an old friend, Midge Parker, who disappeared under peculiar circumstances almost a decade earlier. She drives 400 miles only to discover that Midge has moved on again without leaving any forwarding address. But the journey's end offers an unexpected revelation.

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民国币值改革风云录 : 民国币值改革风云录, Volume 民国币值改革风云录: 民国币值改革风云录

By: 俞小明 Yuxiaoming; 俞小明 俞

《铁血除弊事》是一部精彩万分的悬疑谍战网络文学,故事之所以精彩,除了人物塑造较为成功之外,关键在于本书的时代背景:1950年6月,朝鲜战争爆发,美国出兵朝鲜,杜鲁门下令第七舰队进驻台湾海峡。 故事就是在这一历史关键转折点铺展开来的,局势对当时的国民党非常不利,五月舟山、海南相继沦陷,若战事无法继续扭转,台湾就岌岌可危了。山雨欲来风满楼,此刻的台湾岛内民众要求反腐消除积弊的声浪此起彼伏,蒋总裁为了挽回民心,同年下令枪毙了陈仪,把228事件的历史罪责都归咎于陈仪一人。 为了挽救濒临灭亡的国民党政权,蒋建丰结合当年自己在上海打老虎时期的失败教训,重新组建起了一支铁血救国会,目的是希望铁血救国会能够在香港反腐缉私事务中发挥积极作用,找到国民党内部大老虎们在香港走私洗钱的确凿证据,自己也好借此机会在岛内开展整顿党务工作,从而肃清党内的腐败分子和内奸,净化党员队伍。唯有如此,台湾岛内新的币值改革才有成功的一线生机。 为了推行新的币值改革,铁血救国会不惜远赴香港搜集情报,然而一场看不见的血雨腥风正在等待着他们,在朝鲜战争疑云密布下,各路人...

《铁血除弊事》是一部精彩万分的悬疑谍战网络文学,故事之所以精彩,除了人物塑造较为成功之外,关键在于本书的时代背景:1950年6月,朝鲜战争爆发,美国出兵朝鲜,杜鲁门下令第七舰队进驻台湾海峡。 故事就是在这一历史关键转折点铺展开来的,局势对当时的国民党非常不利,五月舟山、海南相继沦陷,若战事无法继续扭转,台湾就岌岌可危了。山雨欲来风满楼,此刻的台湾岛内民众要求反腐消除积弊的声浪此起彼伏,蒋总裁为了挽回民心,同年下令枪毙了陈仪,把228事件的历史罪责都归咎于陈仪一人。 为了挽救濒临灭亡的国民党政权,蒋建丰结合当年自己在上海打老虎时期的失败教训,重新组建起了一支铁血救国会,目的是希望铁血救国会能够在香港反腐缉私事务中发挥积极作用,找到国民党内部大老虎们在香港走私洗钱的确凿证据,自己也好借此机会在岛内开展整顿党务工作,从而肃清党内的腐败分子和内奸,净化党员队伍。唯有如此,台湾岛内新的币值改革才有成功的一线生机。 为了推行新的币值改革,铁血救国会不惜远赴香港搜集情报,然而一场看不见的血雨腥风正在等待着他们,在朝鲜战争疑云密布下,各路人...

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民国币值改革风云录 : 民国币值改革风云录, Volume 民国币值改革风云录: 民国币值改革风云录

By: 俞小明 yuxiaoming; 俞小明 俞

《铁血除弊事》是一部精彩万分的悬疑谍战网络文学,故事之所以精彩,除了人物塑造较为成功之外,关键在于本书的时代背景:1950年6月,朝鲜战争爆发,美国出兵朝鲜,杜鲁门下令第七舰队进驻台湾海峡。 故事就是在这一历史关键转折点铺展开来的,局势对当时的国民党非常不利,五月舟山、海南相继沦陷,若战事无法继续扭转,台湾就岌岌可危了。山雨欲来风满楼,此刻的台湾岛内民众要求反腐消除积弊的声浪此起彼伏,蒋总裁为了挽回民心,同年下令枪毙了陈仪,把228事件的历史罪责都归咎于陈仪一人。 为了挽救濒临灭亡的国民党政权,蒋建丰结合当年自己在上海打老虎时期的失败教训,重新组建起了一支铁血救国会,目的是希望铁血救国会能够在香港反腐缉私事务中发挥积极作用,找到国民党内部大老虎们在香港走私洗钱的确凿证据,自己也好借此机会在岛内开展整顿党务工作,从而肃清党内的腐败分子和内奸,净化党员队伍。唯有如此,台湾岛内新的币值改革才有成功的一线生机。 为了推行新的币值改革,铁血救国会不惜远赴香港搜集情报,然而一场看不见的血雨腥风正在等待着他们,在朝鲜战争疑云密布下,各路人...

《铁血除弊事》是一部精彩万分的悬疑谍战网络文学,故事之所以精彩,除了人物塑造较为成功之外,关键在于本书的时代背景:1950年6月,朝鲜战争爆发,美国出兵朝鲜,杜鲁门下令第七舰队进驻台湾海峡。 故事就是在这一历史关键转折点铺展开来的,局势对当时的国民党非常不利,五月舟山、海南相继沦陷,若战事无法继续扭转,台湾就岌岌可危了。山雨欲来风满楼,此刻的台湾岛内民众要求反腐消除积弊的声浪此起彼伏,蒋总裁为了挽回民心,同年下令枪毙了陈仪,把228事件的历史罪责都归咎于陈仪一人。 为了挽救濒临灭亡的国民党政权,蒋建丰结合当年自己在上海打老虎时期的失败教训,重新组建起了一支铁血救国会,目的是希望铁血救国会能够在香港反腐缉私事务中发挥积极作用,找到国民党内部大老虎们在香港走私洗钱的确凿证据,自己也好借此机会在岛内开展整顿党务工作,从而肃清党内的腐败分子和内奸,净化党员队伍。唯有如此,台湾岛内新的币值改革才有成功的一线生机。 为了推行新的币值改革,铁血救国会不惜远赴香港搜集情报,然而一场看不见的血雨腥风正在等待着他们,在朝鲜战争疑云密布下,各路人...

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Letter to My Parents Contest in Chicago 2015

By: Letter to My Parents Contest

Family unity is what helps people grow both as individuals and as members of society.

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Huckleberry Finn : Easy English Edition

By: Dave Mckay

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first printed in 1884, eight years after Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It starts up where the other story finished, and the two books together are believed to be the best that Mark Twain ever wrote. There are truths that Twain tries to get people to think about through this book. One is to make us laugh at some of the crazy things that we believe without any good reason to believe them; and the other is is to mak...

He jumped up shouting, and the first thing the light showed was the snake coiled up for another jump at him.

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ظاهرة الاستقلاب في النص النبوي والتاريخي : حديث سد الأبواب أنموذجاً

By: السيد نبيل الحسني

مقدمة الكتاب «الحمد لله على ما أنعم، والشكر بما ألهم، والثناء بما قدم، من عموم نعم ابتدأها، وسبوغ آلاء أسداها، وتمام منن أولاها، جم عن الإحصاء عددها، ونأى عن الجزاء أمدها، وتفاوت عن الإدراك أبدها»( ). والصلاة والسلام على خير الأنام وعلى آله الهداة إلى الإسلام. وبعد: لم يزل النص التاريخي هو المادة التي تغذي مراحل النمو الحياتي للمجتمعات وبناء المنظومات الفكرية للحضارة الإنسانية منذ أن عرفت الإنسانية أهمية المعلومة؛ ومن ثم احتاجت إلى تدوينها أو روايتها بحسب صدورها الزم...

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Dick Does Liberia : An Avery Dick Adventure Story

By: Avery M Dick

He’s expendable, vulnerable and flat-broke; the ideal candidate for his employer of last resort, the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service. But his part-time employment opportunity at McDonald’s is a pretty close runner-up. That’s because retired special agent Avery Dick takes on the dangerous, difficult assignments for his Uncle Sam that others shun because they’re just too damn life threatening and not career enhancing in the slightest. Avery doesn’t have...

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Dick Slays the Dragons : An Avery Dick Adventure Story

By: Avery M Dick

He’s expendable, vulnerable and flat-broke; the ideal candidate for his employer of last resort, the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service. But his part-time employment opportunity at McDonald’s is a pretty close runner-up. That’s because retired special agent Avery Dick takes on the dangerous, difficult assignments for his Uncle Sam that others shun because they’re just too damn life threatening and not career enhancing in the slightest. Avery doesn’t have...

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Dick : An Avery Dick Adventure Story

By: Avery M Dick

He’s expendable, vulnerable and flat-broke; the ideal candidate for his employer of last resort, the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service. But his part-time employment opportunity at McDonald’s is a pretty close runner-up. That’s because retired special agent Avery Dick takes on the dangerous, difficult assignments for his Uncle Sam that others shun because they’re just too damn life threatening and not career enhancing in the slightest. Avery doesn’t have...

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