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Wild Man
  • Author : Kristen Ashley
  • Publisher : Forever
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 1455599204
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • She's about to walk on the wild side . . . While filling the display case in her bakery, the bell over the door sounds and Tessa O'Hara looks up to see the man of her dreams. Within thirty seconds he asks her out for a beer. But after four months of dating, she discovers he's an undercover DEA agent-and he's investigating her possible role in her ex-husband's drug business. For Tess, this means their relationship is over. Brock disagrees. He's committed to his anti-drug mission, but he's fallen in love with the beautiful woman who's as sweet as her cupcakes-and he'll do anything to win her back. Standing between Tess and Brock are their own exes, one of them a drug lord who's determined to get what he wants. Now as danger threatens, can Brock break the rules he's lived by and let loose his wild side to protect the woman he loves? 125,000 words

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    Wild Man Creek
  • Author : Robyn Carr
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9780778317579
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Recovering from a helicopter crash in Virgin River, artist Colin finds what he needs to soothe his troubled soul when he meets PR guru Jillian, who, after an affair destroyed her reputation, is searching for a place to start over.

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    Santa Claus, Last of the Wild Men
  • Author : Phyllis Siefker
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9780786429585
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Much of the modern-day vision of Santa Claus is owed to the Clement Moore poem "The Night Before Christmas." His description of Saint Nicholas personified the "jolly old elf" known to millions of children throughout the world. However, far from being the offshoot of Saint Nicholas of Turkey, Santa Claus is the last of a long line of what scholars call "Wild Men" who were worshipped in ancient European fertility rites and came to America through Pennsylvania's Germans. This pagan creature is described from prehistoric times through his various forms--Robin Hood, The Fool, Harlequin, Satan and Robin Goodfellow--into today's carnival and Christmas scenes. In this thoroughly researched work, the origins of Santa Claus are found to stretch back over 50,000 years, jolting the foundation of Christian myths about the jolly old elf.

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    Wildman
  • Author : J. C. Geiger
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781484758526
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "How can a complete stranger know you better than the people you've known your entire life?" Lance Hendricks is homeward bound, four hundred highway miles from the best night of his life. There's an epic graduation party brewing, his girlfriend will be there, and they've got a private bedroom with their names on it. When his '93 Buick breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Lance is sure he'll be back on the road in no time. After all, he's the high school valedictorian. First chair trumpet player. Scholarship winner. Nothing can stop Lance Hendricks. But afternoon turns to night, and Lance ends up stranded at the Trainsong Motel. The place feels ominous, even before there's a terrible car wreck outside his room. When Lance rushes out to help, the townies take notice. They call him Wildman, and an intriguing local girl asks him to join in their nighttime adventures. He begins to live up to his new name. As one day blurs into the next, Lance finds himself in a bar fight, jumping a train, avoiding the police. Drifting farther from home and closer to a girl who makes him feel a way he's never felt before—like himself. This debut novel by a remarkable new talent explores the relationship between identity and place, the power of being seen, and the speed at which a well-planned life can change forever.

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    Wild Man
  • Author : Alecia Simmonds
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781925344394
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  • Genre : True Crime
  • In April 2012 a man was shot dead by police on a remote farm in New South Wales called the School of Happiness. The victim, who was high on a cocktail of drugs and who suffered from mental illness, had been threatening attendees of a hippie festival with a crossbow and hunting knife. When the police finally arrived, they tried to subdue him but, ultimately, fatal shots were fired. In Wild Man Alecia Simmonds follows the coronial inquest into the police killing. She reveals what really happened that night and unravels the web of issues entangled in this fascinating, bizarre and, undoubtedly, tragic case: a cultural clash between hippies and hunters; drug use, violence, masculinity and psychosis. She asks how family members, as well as police, came to work on the frontline of mental health. This spectacular book is a clear-eyed look at some of the most pressing problems facing contemporary Australia.

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    The Wild Man
  • Author : Timothy Husband,Gloria Gilmore-House
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN : 9780870992544
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  • Genre : Art, Medieval
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    Wild Man from Borneo
  • Author : Robert Cribb,Helen Gilbert,Helen Tiffin
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780824840266
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Wild Man from Borneo offers the first comprehensive history of the human-orangutan encounter. Arguably the most humanlike of all the great apes, particularly in intelligence and behavior, the orangutan has been cherished, used, and abused ever since it was first brought to the attention of Europeans in the seventeenth century. The red ape has engaged the interest of scientists, philosophers, artists, and the public at large in a bewildering array of guises that have by no means been exclusively zoological or ecological. One reason for such a long-term engagement with a being found only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra is that, like its fellow great apes, the orangutan stands on that most uncomfortable dividing line between human and animal, existing, for us, on what has been called “the dangerous edge of the garden of nature.” Beginning with the scientific discovery of the red ape more than three hundred years ago, this work goes on to examine the ways in which its human attributes have been both recognized and denied in science, philosophy, travel literature, popular science, literature, theatre, museums, and film. The authors offer a provocative analysis of the origin of the name “orangutan,” trace how the ape has been recruited to arguments on topics as diverse as slavery and rape, and outline the history of attempts to save the animal from extinction. Today, while human populations increase exponentially, that of the orangutan is in dangerous decline. The remaining “wild men of Borneo” are under increasing threat from mining interests, logging, human population expansion, and the widespread destruction of forests. The authors hope that this history will, by adding to our knowledge of this fascinating being, assist in some small way in their preservation.

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    The Wild Man Within
  • Author : Edward Dudley,Maximillian E. Novak
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 9780822975991
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • These essays trace the myth of the wild man from the Middle Ages to its disintegration into symbol in the periods following the discovery of America and encounter with real “wild men.” This is the first book to discuss the concept of wildness in the writings of the Enlightenment period in Western Europe and the first to attempt a broad, interdisciplinary approach to the subject of primitivism, not only from a strict “history of ideas” approach, but through discussions of individual works, both literary and political, and encompassing various subject matter from racism to the origins of language. Contributors: Richard Ashcraft; Ehrhard Bahr; John G. Burke; Earl Miner; Gary B. Nash; Stanley Robe; Geoffrey Symcox; Peter Thoralev; Hayden V. White, and the editors.

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    Wildman!
  • Author : Nick Redfern
  • Publisher : Cfz
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 1909488046
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  • Genre : Nature
  • In Search of a British Man-Beast: The huge forests of the United States are home to Sasquatch. The Abominable Snowman roams the Himalayas. Australia has a similar beast, the Yowie. In China there lurks a giant, bipedal creature called the Yeren. From the Caucasus Mountains in Eurasia stories of the Almas circulate. And then there's the highly controversial matter of Bigfoot in Britain. For years, Nick Redfern has been on the trail of this mystifying monster of the British kind - one that provokes fear, amazement and controversy whenever it rears its horrific, hairy head. The Shug-Monkey, the Beast of Bolam, the Big Grey Man, the Man-Monkey, and the Wild Man of Orford are just a few of its many names.

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    Hunting the Last Wild Man
  • Author : Angela Vallvey
  • Publisher : Viking Adult
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105111307141
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  • Genre : Gypsies
  • Candela's family is like Little Women filmed by Almodovar. Six sisters, their mother, lotto-mad grandmother and miserly aunt, all stuck in the same tiny apartment, trying to escape. Candela works in a funeral parlour ('The Long Goodbye'), and one day she is sent the body of the patriarch of a gypsy family. The patriarch's last wish was to be buried with his walking stick, his hat, and a picture of the King. Nothing out of the ordinary, Candela thinks - until she finds a half kilo of diamonds in the walking stick. And then she meets his son...

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    Bigfoot
  • Author : Timothy Renner
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 1983434094
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  • Genre : Books
  • Whether presented comedically in popular culture or explored as a serious scientific curiosity, giant, hairy, manlike creatures have become well known entities in these modern times. These bipedal monsters have been called by many names - most commonly "Bigfoot" and "Sasquatch" - but these terms have only been in our popular vocabulary since the 1950s. Long before that time people were seeing and documenting the creatures. Many old newspaper accounts tell of encounters with "wild men," "gorillas," "ape-men," and "hairy giants," issuing unearthly howls and leaving mysterious footprints in their wake. No matter the names given to the creatures, from the descriptions of their appearance and behavior, consistent from the earliest newspaper articles to modern reports, people have been seeing Bigfoot for as long as we have been keeping records. This volume collects newspaper articles from California, Oregon, and Washington dating from the 1850s through the 1920s. Herein are tales of huge gorillas roaming wild in the California hills, hairy giants haunting Oregon, and wild men attacking women in Washington. Read about a gorilla-like creature killed by hunters who described its appearance in great detail; a wild man who visited the campus of a major university on several occasions; and a strange dreamlike tale of a young man abducted by a hairy biped and taken to its underground lair.

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    Hunting the Last Wild Man
  • Author : Angela Vallvey
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781609802363
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Falling somewhere between Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba, Hunting the Last Wild Man tells the story of Candela and her extended family of nine women. Our protagonist has had her disappointments in love and floats from one job to another, ending up at the local mortuary as an apprentice embalmer. There she can tuck herself away from the everyday hubbub of life’s demands. Late one night Candela finds she must work on the father of a gypsy clan, who has left instructions that he must be buried with his cane. Her days are changed forever when she discovers that the cane holds more than just the old man’s wishes. With rich images suggestive of an Almódovar film, with emotional depth and intelligence, Vallvey explores the modern woman’s cynicism, as Candela attempts to integrate an impossibly marvelous stranger into her life.

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    Travels with the Wild Man
  • Author : Timothy M Nugent
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 9781524537128
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  • Genre : Poetry
  • I am probably the worst fisherman. I love to fish but seem to catch very few. I traveled the Western United States for the last eight years. My girlfriend took most of the pictureswhen we were not able to stop, when the park traffic was packed, or when we had distance to cover. Most of the time we had our two puppies, Lala and Lulu, with us. Fishing poles on the bike. The dogs on the top bag ready to go. Our last spring, summer, and fall, the dogs travelled fifty thousand miles with us. Corina and I would not know what to do without them. I sold my Harley and moved to Costa Rica. It is the first time in forty years that I did not own a motorcycle. My wife passed away eight years ago, and I began to write poetry. This will be my ninth book published through Xlibris. I love to write simple prose and travel. This is my third travel log. I hope you enjoy it. Please check out my website: www.understanding-online.com. It is a fun website with lots of buttons (especially the buy buttons). Any questions? My e-mail is: [email protected] May you have a great life, pura vida (the good life)! Timothy M. Nugent

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    Wild Man of the Mountain: a Drama in Verse
  • Author : Tony Howarth
  • Publisher : Broadstone Books
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1937968944
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  • Genre : Books
  • In a brief span of pages Tony Howarth brings to life the outsider artist Dag, and Molly, the owner of the diner where Dag finds both coffee (with milk, three sugars) but more importantly, understanding. It should come as no surprise that Tony Howarth's debut poetry chapbook takes the form of a "drama in verse," for it draws on his considerable experience in the theater. Or that his attention to fine detail and compact narrative reflect his background as a journalist. His years as an educator show in the lessons here about human nature and the values of empathy and kindness. But with this book he now firmly adds poet to his list of achievements. In a brief span of pages he brings to life the outsider artist Dag, and Molly, the owner of the diner where Dag finds both coffee (with milk, three sugars) but more importantly, understanding. Like Dag creating his art from refuse, Howarth creates an entire world out of the fragments of Dag's life. As Dag struggles to create his art and his life, he finds another companion in the sculpture of a broken angel; but it is Dag himself who is the broken angel of this story, a spirit unsuited to life in our fallen world, but perhaps one who redeems us through his art and his example. Poetry. Drama.

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    The Wild Man in the Spanish Renaissance and Golden Age Theater
  • Author : Oleh Mazur
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 920
  • ISBN : UCAL:B3527691
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  • Genre : Spanish drama
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    The Lost Hunters
  • Author : Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : OXFORD:502092036
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  • Genre : Hunting stories
  • "The Lost Hunters" is the second volume of the Great West Series of which "The Great Sioux Trail" was the first. In this story young Will Clarke, who has long been a captive among the Sioux, and who has risen to high favor, has become Sioux himself, not only in manners and customs, but in thought. The world is clothed for him in a new atmosphere and he believes with the Indians that good and evil spirits fill air, earth and water - in truth, all things. Hence, his eye and mind in this story are the eye and mind of the Sioux. It is well known that bear, deer and wolf grow much larger in the great valleys of far Northwestern Americans than anywhere else in the world, and it may be possible that still more gigantic specimens will yet be found in remote regions. The struggle of primeval man with wild beasts carried on for ages is here reproduced in the advent of the Sioux warriors among them, armed only with bow and arrow. The names applied to animals and inanimate objects in this book are note the coinage of the author but are those used by the Sioux -- Foreword

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    Mystery Man
  • Author : Kristen Ashley
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 1455575410
  • Reader Reviews : 31
  • Genre : FICTION
  • Night time is the right time... Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He's hot, he's sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it's a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he's the one, she just can't turn him away... Hawk Delgado knows more about Gwen than she could ever imagine. She's gorgeous, headstrong, and skittish about relationships. But Hawk is facing his own demons, demons that keep him from connecting with anyone. Yet when Gwen is drawn into Denver's lethal underground scene, Hawk's protective nature comes out full force. The problem is, when Gwen gets a dose of Hawk's Alpha attitude in the daylight, she's not so sure he's the one anymore.... 130,000 words.

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    The Last Wild Men of Borneo
  • Author : Carl Hoffman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780062439048
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : History
  • A 2019 EDGAR AWARDS NOMINEE (BEST FACT CRIME) • A BANFF MOUNTAIN BOOK AWARDS FINALIST Two modern adventurers sought a treasure possessed by the legendary “Wild Men of Borneo.” One found riches. The other vanished forever into an endless jungle. Had he shed civilization—or lost his mind? Global headlines suspected murder. Lured by these mysteries, New York Times bestselling author Carl Hoffman journeyed to find the truth, discovering that nothing is as it seems in the world’s last Eden, where the lines between sinner and saint blur into one. In 1984, Swiss traveler Bruno Manser joined an expedition to the Mulu caves on Borneo, the planet’s third largest island. There he slipped into the forest interior to make contact with the Penan, an indigenous tribe of peace-loving nomads living among the Dayak people, the fabled “Headhunters of Borneo.” Bruno lived for years with the Penan, gaining acceptance as a member of the tribe. However, when commercial logging began devouring the Penan’s homeland, Bruno led the tribe against these outside forces, earning him status as an enemy of the state, but also worldwide fame as an environmental hero. He escaped captivity under gunfire twice, but the strain took a psychological toll. Then, in 2000, Bruno disappeared without a trace. Had he become a madman, a hermit, or a martyr? American Michael Palmieri is, in many ways, Bruno’s opposite. Evading the Vietnam War, the Californian wandered the world, finally settling in Bali in the 1970s. From there, he staged expeditions into the Bornean jungle to acquire astonishing art and artifacts from the Dayaks. He would become one of the world’s most successful tribal-art field collectors, supplying sacred works to prestigious museums and wealthy private collectors. And yet suspicion shadowed this self-styled buccaneer who made his living extracting the treasure of the Dayak: Was he preserving or exploiting native culture? As Carl Hoffman unravels the deepening riddle of Bruno’s disappearance and seeks answers to the questions surrounding both men, it becomes clear saint and sinner are not so easily defined and Michael and Bruno are, in a sense, two parts of one whole: each spent his life in pursuit of the sacred fire of indigenous people. The Last Wild Men of Borneo is the product of Hoffman’s extensive travels to the region, guided by Penan through jungle paths traveled by Bruno and by Palmieri himself up rivers to remote villages. Hoffman also draws on exclusive interviews with Manser’s family and colleagues, and rare access to his letters and journals. Here is a peerless adventure propelled by the entwined lives of two singular, enigmatic men whose stories reveal both the grandeur and the precarious fate of the wildest place on earth.

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    Wild Man
  • Author : Tobias Schneebaum
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780299193430
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Part autobiographical journal, part social-historical novel, Wild Man tracks Tobias Schneebaum's fascinating and almost epic life story, from his earliest contemplation of homoerotic desire through his life in Peru, Borneo, and beyond. A young man from New York, Schneebaum "disappeared" in 1955 on the eastern slopes of the Andes. He was, in actuality, living for more than a year among the remote Harakhambut people, discovering a way of being that was strange, primitive, and powerfully attractive to him. This longing to find the "wild man" in other cultures—and in himself—eventually led him on an odyssey through South America, India, Tibet, Africa, Borneo, New Guinea, and Southeast Asia. He lived among isolated forest peoples, including headhunters and cannibals, in regions where few, if any, white men had ever been.

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    Paper Love
  • Author : Sarah Wildman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781101616161
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • One woman’s journey to find the lost love her grandfather left behind when he fled pre-World War II Europe, and an exploration into family identity, myth, and memory. Years after her grandfather’s death, journalist Sarah Wildman stumbled upon a cache of his letters in a file labeled “Correspondence: Patients A–G.” What she found inside weren’t dry medical histories; instead what was written opened a path into the destroyed world that was her family’s prewar Vienna. One woman’s letters stood out: those from Valy—Valerie Scheftel. Her grandfather’s lover who had remained behind when he fled Europe six months after the Nazis annexed Austria. Valy’s name wasn’t unknown to her—Wildman had once asked her grandmother about a dark-haired young woman whose images she found in an old photo album. “She was your grandfather’s true love,” her grandmother said at the time, and refused any other questions. But now, with the help of the letters, Wildman started to piece together Valy’s story. They revealed a woman desperate to escape and clinging to the memory of a love that defined her years of freedom. Obsessed with Valy’s story, Wildman began a quest that lasted years and spanned continents. She discovered, to her shock, an entire world of other people searching for the same woman. On in the course of discovering Valy’s ultimate fate, she was forced to reexamine the story of her grandfather’s triumphant escape and how this history fit within her own life and in the process, she rescues a life seemingly lost to history.

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    Wild at Heart
  • Author : John Eldredge
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781400200399
  • Reader Reviews : 91
  • Genre : Religion
  • John Eldredge revises and updates his best-selling, renowned Christian classic. God designed men to be dangerous, says John Eldredge. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: To be a hero, to be a warrior, to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men abandon those dreams and desires-aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a "nice guy." It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death. In this provocative book, Eldredge gives women a look inside the true heart of a man and gives men permission to be what God designed them to be-dangerous, passionate, alive, and free.

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    Travels with the Wild Man
  • Author : Timothy M Nugent
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 9781514435281
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  • Genre : Poetry
  • My wife was a prodigious card giver. I put her many cards to poems for a lasting memory of her. Soon, “Timothy M Nugent: A Collection of Poems,” with personal thoughts on life. Everything from my dogs’ behavior to personal tragedy. Political mayhem to personal life. “Travelogue 2” came from the many miles we traveled on the Harley. Just out: “The Lonely Biker,” a story of a young man struggling to regain his life after a tragedy, death, revenge, and justice put in verse. Also “Understanding,” a book of personal thoughts. Hopefully by the beginning of December, a new travelogue, Travels with the Wildman 3. I hope you enjoy all my books. I am looking forward to publishing a new book this year: “Poems of Costa Rica.” Until then, pura vida! Timothy M Nugent [email protected]

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    The Wild Man of Cali
  • Author : Nanny Fanny
  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
  • Pages : 33
  • ISBN : 9781628570786
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  • Genre : Books
  • Young Liam is The Wild Man of Cali. Liam is a young boy growing up in Southern California. He is known by this title for a very good reason! Liam wants to be good. He really does; however, mischief just seems to follow Liam wherever he goes and whatever he does! While all of the other children are playing nicely, Liam seems to find harmless trouble, wherever he goes. He has a WILD imagination, and his days are filled with both imaginary and real fun-filled exploits! This is the story of a much loved young boy and his mischievous exploits. Let's follow Liam and experience the fun through Nanny Fanny's colorful illustrations!

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    Wild Mountain Tribe
  • Author : Zeke Pipher
  • Publisher : Wild Mountain Books
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 0997962712
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  • Genre : Books
  • This is a companion piece to "The Wild Mountain" fable. It is a men's group guidebook for fathers/sons/grandfathers/father-figures/etc., designed to be used by churches and men's groups.

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    Wild Men, Wild Alaska II
  • Author : Rocky McElveen
  • Publisher : Big Mac Publishers
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9780982355497
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  • Genre : Books
  • This long awaited sequel is equally as exciting, intriguing & humorous as Rocky's first best-selling book, "Wild Men, Wild Alaska." It'll thrill, chill, & challenge you & make you laugh out loud. Scores told Rocky "Wild Men, Wild Alaska" was best book ever read & begged for more. It's all here, plane crashes, grizzly charges, blizzards, fathers, sons, young men & women coming of age & competing in their quest to survive in the Alaskan wilderness. Includes a grizzly hunt with Evangelist Franklin Graham and a caribou hunt with NFL Super Bowl Quarterback Jeff Hostetler. For all ages

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    Taming The Wild Man
  • Author : Toni Sands
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Pages : 73
  • ISBN : 9781907016820
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Toni Sands excites with her trademark other-worldly romance. Known for her ability to transport the reader to other times, Toni Sands takes a trip to an Huxley-esque future. Twenty Fourth century Zia lives a pampered life below ground. Her commune controls emotions and reproduction, allowing only gentle petting until she's selected for sex with hunky stud Conall. She visits his strange world where she and her 'wild man' find passion so potent that they yearn to see each other again. A tempestuous second meeting convinces them they belong together but Zia must re-enter her world. A vital discovery prompts her to escape before it's too late, despite risking the commune's fury. Will the prospect of bliss within Conall's arms give Zia the courage to take what she really wants?

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    The Wild Man of the West
  • Author : Robert Michael Ballantyne
  • Publisher : London : J. Nisbet & Company, [186-?]
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN : UCAL:$B248091
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  • Genre : Adventure stories
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    Images of the Wildman in Southeast Asia
  • Author : Gregory Forth
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9781135784300
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  • Genre : Science
  • The book examines ‘wildmen’, images of hairy humanlike creatures known to rural villagers and other local people in Southeast Asia and elsewhere. Sometimes described in considerable detail, the creatures are reported as still living or as having survived until recent times. The aim of the book is to discover the source of these representations and their status in local systems of knowledge, partly in relation to distinct categories of spiritual beings, known animals, and other human groups. It explores images of the wildman from throughout Southeast Asia, focusing in particular on the Indonesian islands, and beyond, including the Asian mainland, Africa, North America, Africa, Australia, and Oceania. The book reveals how, in Southeast Asia and elsewhere, ‘wildmen’ cannot readily be explained as imaginary constructs rooted in cultural values and social institutions, nor as simply another kind of ‘spirit’. Also critically examined is a view of such figures as fundamentally similar expressions of a pan-human mental ‘archetype’. Forth concludes that many Asian and African figures are grounded in experience or memories of anthropoid apes supplemented by encounters with ethnic others. Representations developed among European immigrants (including the North American ‘sasquatch’) are, in part, similarly traceable to an indirect knowledge of primates, informed by long-standing European representations of hairy humans that have coloured western views of non-western peoples and which may themselves originate in ancient experience of apes. At the same time, the book demonstrates how Indonesian and other Malayo-Polynesian images cannot be explained in the same way, and explores the possibility of these reflecting an ancient experience of non-sapiens hominins.

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    Man on the Run
  • Author : Zeke Pipher
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9781451617214
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Religion
  • Argues that "hyper-hobbied" men are being pulled away from the more important aspects of life, including family and faith, and discusses how to create a healthy balance of secular and spiritual pursuits.

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    Shamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Man
  • Author : Michael T. Taussig
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN : UVA:X002736178
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Looks at the interaction between civilized and primitive people in Colombia, examines the role of the shaman, and discusses healing practices in the jungle

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    Wild Men in the Middle Ages
  • Author : Richard Bernheimer
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : IND:39000005916908
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  • Genre : Folklore
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    THE WILD MAN OF THE WEST (A Tale of the Rocky Mountains)
  • Author : R.M. Ballantyne
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9788026879329
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Living in the Wild West wasn't always a dream job. There were often skirmishes with the rival groups and an on-going tussle with the Native Americans, who wanted to preserve their own space. But can a group of "mountain men” survive in these environments or will they succumb to the pressure? R.M. Ballantyne was a famous children's author and a renowned artist.

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    The Wildman
  • Author : Rick Hautala
  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • From New York Times bestselling author, Rick Hautala, comes a taut suspense thriller set in the dark woods of Maine. Jeff Cameron is going back to Camp Tapiola on Lake Onwego to meet several old friends and reminisce about their childhood experiences at camp. But not all of their childhood memories are good. For thirty-five years, lingering images of their friend Jimmy Foster’s lifeless body being pulled from the lake has disturbed Jeff’s peace of mind. Was Jimmy Foster's death an accident or murder? The authorities had said Jimmy’s death was an accidental drowning, but Jeff had always believed there was more to the story. Why after all these years did his old friend arrange this reunion? And why can’t Jeff escape the feeling that his friend has a hidden agenda. What is this reunion is really about? And another question remains... who is The Wildman?

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    The Wildman of Kentucky
  • Author : Philip Spencer
  • Publisher : Reality Press
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN : 9781934588383
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • In the heart of Kentucky there is an ancient and sacred ground known as Panther Rock. For many years tales of strange events have been reported but never investigated in full. Now, for the first time an intrepid group of explorers ventures into the unknown to discover the truth. Join the Reality Team of Special Investigators as they uncover new Bigfoot witnesses and historical tales. Journey with them into the dark woods of the Frazier Land and witness amazing paranormal and often terrifying events.

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    Into the Wild
  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780307476869
  • Reader Reviews : 4488
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Krakauer’s page-turning bestseller explores a famed missing person mystery while unraveling the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. "Terrifying... Eloquent... A heart-rending drama of human yearning." —New York Times In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the drives and desires that propelled McCandless. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.

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    The Wild Man from Sugar Creek
  • Author : William Anderson
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 0807101702
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : History
  • Eugene Talmadge’s career as a politician lasted twenty years, and during that time he dominated Georgia’s political structure as few men have in any state’s history. The Wild Man from Sugar Creek is a fascinating biography of one of the South’s most colorful political figures. It is also a revealing analysis of the Georgia mind in the 1930s, reminiscent in its sociological reflections of Cash’s Mind of the South. A product of “Old South” thinking, Talmadge was elected governor of Georgia four times. His significance lay in his total commitment to fighting the liberalization of the southern mind and the quickening demise of the South’s traditional culture. He saw Roosevelt’s New Deal as the culprit, and he fought desperately against the rise of big government. “He was,” says William Anderson, “the champion of the mythical little man, of the have-nots, the dejected, the mentally awash, the orphans of rural life propelled by the depression to the doorsteps of the city, alone, uncertain, afraid.” The Wild Man from Sugar Creek is based in large part on interviews with living contemporaries of Talmadge, so that the book’s central character comes alive in much the same way that Huey Long does in T. Harry Williams’ prize-winning biography of the Louisiana political figure. The first full biography of Talmadge, The Wild Man from Sugar Creek captures the monumental changes in the southern mind during the tumultuous 1930s, and recreates the struggle between a fiercely independent politician and the rush of change in a conservative land. “The poor dirt farmer ain’t got but three friends on this earth: God Almighty, Sears Roebuck and Gene Talmadge.” —Eugene Talmadge

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    Wild Man: The Smith Brothers, #2
  • Author : Sherilee Gray
  • Publisher : Sherilee Gray
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN : 9780473419493
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The first time I saw Beau Smith’s face, I fell for him…hard. There’s just a few tiny problems. He lives wild. I’ve never left the city. He wants a wife who can handle his harsh world. I just want him. He’s been burnt in the past, and he won’t let me in easily, but there’s no denying the spark between us, so intense it could set the woods on fire. And with every hot and dirty night we spend together, I can feel his walls crumbling. But once he realizes I’m not what he signed up for, that I lied to him about who I am—will he still want me, or will I lose my wild man forever? Warning: The Smith Brothers are not just identical twins, they’re big, burly, bearded, insanely hot mountain men. They’re also sweet, and very, very dirty. Did I mention dirty? Don't miss out on Beau's twins brother Hank in Mountain Man! Book 1: Mountain Man Book 2: Wild Man Praise for Wild Man: This is a fast read that is well rounded and filled with humor, steam and a touch of angst. The perfect story in my opinion. I absolutely loved everything about Beau and Freya! - Carvanz (Goodreads Reviewer) Thank you Sherilee Gray for writing the Smith Brothers series, both books have been a joy to read and I highly recommend them - Irene (Goodreads Reviewer) Highly recommend this one, it will put a smile on your face, and have your tablet overheating!! - Red's Romance reviews I thought there was no way I could love Beau as equally as Hank... but I absolutely did! - Anita (Goodreads Reviewer) Keywords: contemporary romance, sexy romance, series romance, romance series, mountain man, alpha hero, alpha, alpha male, romance, mountain man, strong heroine, instant attraction, erotic romance, adult romance, marriage of convenience, online dating, hot romance, opposites attract, swoon, adventure romance,

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    The Wild Man
  • Author : Zeke Pipher
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 0997962704
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  • Genre : Books
  • The Wild Man draws from the grandeur of myth to take men--young and old--on a journey to the Wild Mountain, a place of true masculinity. Each character and narrative detail is intentionally crafted to cast a vision for boys to become good, wild men. To order The Wild Man or Wild Mountain Tribe, visit www.thewildmountain.com.

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    Bag Man
  • Author : Rachel Maddow,Michael Yarvitz
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780593136683
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Political Science
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The knockdown, drag-out, untold story of the other scandal that rocked Nixon’s White House, and reset the rules for crooked presidents to come—with new reporting that expands on Rachel Maddow’s Peabody Award–nominated podcast “Both a thriller and a history book, Bag Man is a triumph of storytelling.”—Preet Bharara, New York Times bestselling author of Doing Justice and host of the podcast Stay Tuned with Preet Is it possible for a sitting vice president to direct a vast criminal enterprise within the halls of the White House? To have one of the most brazen corruption scandals in American history play out while nobody’s paying attention? And for that scandal to be all but forgotten decades later? The year was 1973, and Spiro T. Agnew, the former governor of Maryland, was Richard Nixon’s second-in-command. Long on firebrand rhetoric and short on political experience, Agnew had carried out a bribery and extortion ring in office for years, when—at the height of Watergate—three young federal prosecutors discovered his crimes and launched a mission to take him down before it was too late, before Nixon’s impending downfall elevated Agnew to the presidency. The self-described “counterpuncher” vice president did everything he could to bury their investigation: dismissing it as a “witch hunt,” riling up his partisan base, making the press the enemy, and, with a crumbling circle of loyalists, scheming to obstruct justice in order to survive. In this blockbuster account, Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz detail the investigation that exposed Agnew’s crimes, the attempts at a cover-up—which involved future president George H. W. Bush—and the backroom bargain that forced Agnew’s resignation but also spared him years in federal prison. Based on the award-winning hit podcast, Bag Man expands and deepens the story of Spiro Agnew’s scandal and its lasting influence on our politics, our media, and our understanding of what it takes to confront a criminal in the White House.