Cohen the Barbarian is going on one final quest. He's going to climb the highest mountain in the Discworld and meet his gods. The last hero in the world is going to return what the first hero stole.
Earth is reeling. American alliances are shaking. And humanity's enemies rally. For six months after the failed alien attack American Admiral Jack Mattis has been ordered to patrol the periphery to stop more alien incursions. Even though he knows the attackers weren't alien, but grotesque mutated super-humans from the future. A truth world governments publicly deny. And now an American scientist witnesses an experimental super-weapon gone awry at a top-secret genetic lab in deep space, while a rebel veterans group storms a Chinese embassy on an American world. Tensions flare, and the American-Chinese peace begins to fray. Admiral Mattis races to put out the fires, while trying to piece together the mystery of the future human invasion, knowing that failure means not only certain death for him, but for the entire human race. The clock is ticking.
Andrew Jackson Splawn (1845-1917) was a frontiersman, trader, cowboy, muleteer, and pioneer who became one of the first settlers of the Yakima Valley in Washington. In 1917 he published his book “Ka-mi-akin, the Last Hero of the Yakimas” in which he gives his own personal experiences with the Indians of the region and his time as a trader operating a trading post and a cowboy running cattle from Washington up to the Canadian gold mining camp in Cariboo.A pioneer of Missouri, three years after the death of her husband, or in 1851, Splawn’s mother started across the Plains with ox teams to Oregon, accompanied only by her five sons, the author of this book, being in his sixth year. Leaving the family’s Oregon homestead in 1860, Splawn assisted his brother Charles in driving a band of cattle into Klickitat county, Washington, and in 1861 came over the divide into the Yakima valley. In the fall of the same year he started with Major John Thorp to British Columbia, driving cattle to the Thompson river, where they spent the winter. In 1862 the cattle were driven to the Cariboo mines, British Columbia.Splawn operated pack-trains between The Dalles and Canyon City, from The Dalles to Boise basin, and from The Dalles to Rock Island, near the present site of Wenatchee. He also made one trip with a pack-train of forty horses from The Dalles to the Cariboo mines, a distance of 1,000 miles. In 1870 a store or trading post was established by Mr. Splawn on the present site of Ellensburg, Kittitas county. As Splawn relates, his early dealings with the Indians were not always pleasant: “We were up and away early next morning. . . To my chagrin, the Major reported 'Six head shy, boy; but we are lucky at that.' I didn't look at it that way. I was mad to think that we had let a band of breechclouts steal from us. . . I wheeled my horse and lit back. . . I had gone only a few miles when I spied twenty Indians driving our cattle towards their camp. Whip in hand, I rode hard into their midst, striking at the Siwashes in all directions, hitting as many as possible. The Indians rode off to a hill and did not follow me."Starting upon his career with unbounded contempt for the Indian, he learned through extended dealings with them to understand them and to appreciate the wrongs they had suffered at the hands of the white men, and became their best friend and most potent protector against wily schemes of the unscrupulous to practice further impositions upon them. Every Indian on the Yakima reservation went to “Jack” for protection and advice and he always had time to listen to them. Not one was ever turned down or betrayed, and his suggestions were uniformly accepted by them, in implicit faith and confidence.Wholly without schooling, Splawn became one of the most successful, prominent and useful citizens of the State of Washington, finishing his worldly career as author of an exceedingly valuable and interesting historical work, covering the early history of Washington. “Kamiakin” is a work of literary as well as historical worth and shows the versatility and character of the man. In it there is unquestionably a wealth of local detail and western color, much of which it would be difficult to find elsewhere since it is not included in more accurate and methodically arranged historical works.His book, is a product of the time and the place. It is primarily the life of the Yakima chief, Ka-Mi-Akin, and has to deal with the Indian raids, outbreaks, wars, and expeditions in the valley of the Columbia and in the Willamette country. There is an excellent account of McClelland's expedition in 1853; of the establishment of Fort Simcoe in 1856 and its attendant Indian troubles; of the cowboy in 1861; of the founding of Ellensburg in 1870; and Indian folklore. There is some genealogy and local history of the northwest. Altogether the 55 comparatively short chapters are of real interest.
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Drawing on Donovan's personal papers and secret archives and on his wife's diaries, this profile depicts the remarkable man who was the most decorated figure in United States history and was the founder of the OSS, forerunner of the CIA
Cohen the Barbarian.He's been a legend in his own lifetime.He can remember the good old days of high adventure, when being a Hero meant one didn't have to worry about aching backs and lawyers and civilization.But these days, he can't always remember just where he put his teeth...So now, with his ancient (yet still trusty) sword and new walking stick in hand, Cohen gathers a group of his old -- very old -- friends to embark on one final quest. He's going to climb the highest mountain of Discworld and meet the gods.It's time the Last Hero in the world returns what the first hero stole. Trouble is, that'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.
A comedy set on Discworld.
Cohen the Barbarian. He's been a legend in his own lifetime. He can remember the good old days of high adventure, when being a Hero meant one didn't have to worry about aching backs and lawyers and civilization. But these days, he can't always remember just where he put his teeth... So now, with his ancient (yet still trusty) sword and new walking stick in hand, Cohen gathers a group of his old -- very old -- friends to embark on one final quest. He's going to climb the highest mountain of Discworld and meet the gods. It's time the Last Hero in the world returns what the first hero stole. Trouble is, that'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.
Aunque ya estÁ mÁs bien acabado, Cohen el BÁrbaro es el Ánico hÁroe capaz de devolver el fuego a los dioses… ¡Con intereses! Ya ha llovido mucho desde los tiempos heroicos inmortalizados en las sagas. Cohen es un anciano olvidadizo y achacoso, y por eso decide realizar su Áltima gran gesta: restituir el fuego sagrado
A Discworld novel fully illustrated in lavish colour throughout its 160 pages, this is an essential part of any Discworld collection. It stars the legendary Cohen. He's been a legend in his own lifetime. He can remember when a hero didn't have to worry about fences and lawyers and civilisation, and when people didn't tell you off for killing dragons. But he can't always remember, these days, where he put his teeth ...So now, with his ancient sword and his new walking stick and his old friends -- and they're very old friends -- Cohen the Barbarian is going on one final quest. He's going to climb the highest mountain in the Discworld and meet his gods. The last hero in the world is going to return what the first hero stole. With a vengeance. That'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.
He's been a legend in his own lifetime. He can remember when a hero didn't have to worry about fences and lawyers and civilisation, and when people didn't tell you off for killing dragons.But he can't always remember, these days, where he put his teeth . . . So now, with his ancient sword and his new walking stick and his old friends -- and they're very old friends -- Cohen the Barbarian is going on one final quest. He's going to climb the highest mountain in the Discworld and meet his gods.The last hero in the world is going to return what the first hero stole.With a vengeance. That'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.
Excerpt from Ka-MI-Akin: The Last Hero of the YakimasIn writing this book of historical sketches of the early days, the author makes no claim to literary merit. Plain facts are told in plain language. My hope has been to correct some statements which I knew to be wrong and to add some new facts that might be of interest to different localities.The writer's memory goes back to a time when the great Inland Empire of Eastern Oregon, Washington and the present Idaho was a vast country inhabited only by the Indian, coyote and jack rabbit. The highways of travel were the deeply worn trails running in every direction which had been followed by the wild tribes for generations. Mountain stream and boundless prairies were spread out before us where we roamed at will.It is to present the Indian side of the War of 1855 - 8 that the writer has undertaken this work. He has spent many years in gathering stories and statements as to why they fought and how they fought, descriptions of their battles, and names of the killed and wounded. The task was difficult since superstition keeps the red man from talking to the white man on such subjects. My long residence among them, together with the fact that I have always treated them right, gained me their confidence.I have talked, during the years, with many of their old chiefs and warriors who participated in the war, and they all tell prae tically the same story. Having spent over 50 years among them and knowing Indian character as I believe it is known to few men, I have no hesitation in saying that I believe their state ments, at least in the main, to be true.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Ka-mi-akin: The Last Hero of The Yakimas