House of the Tiger King

Author: Tahir Shah

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780719566127

Category: Geographical myths

Page: 219

View: 4658

In 1572, the Spanish Conquistadors stormed the Inca stronghold of Vilcabamba in Peru, searching for golden treasure, only to find the city deserted, burned, and already stripped of its wealth. Myth has it that the Incas had retreated deep into the jungle, where they built another magnificent, secret city. For centuries, explorers, adventurers and archaeologists have searched for the lost city and its gold, known by locals as 'The House of the Tiger King'. Falling victim to this obsession himself, Tahir Shah selects a motley team of desperados for an expedition into the dense jungle in search of the lost city. As his thrilling but ultimately hapless quest unfolds, Shah is drawn to considering why such legends are so enduring.

The Tiger King of Siam

Author: Robert Smith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979215718


Page: 306

View: 9889

History records that King Suriyenthrabodi, the Tiger King of Siam, died from dring. There is, however, a fragment in the historic record that indicates a civil war. Driven from his homeland he is forced to make a living the only way he can, by fighting. One of the finest exponents of Muay Thai, he finds himself in the England of Queen Anne where he enters the fledgling fight scene, his Muay Thai style contrasting with the order of the day. The question asked throughout the book is; "Were you really the King of Siam?" The second part of the book answers that question. The book blends historical fact with historical fiction and introduces the reader to a period of history little written about, and a clash of cultures that both blend and contrast with each other.

The Tiger King

Author: Solomon Awuzie

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548173821


Page: 90

View: 6944

This is a children's and juvenile book in the fiction genre. It has a very interesting story line children will enjoy because it makes some funny explanations why the animals behave the way they do and live separately from others in their various environments today. It also describes the bane of leadership and greed in governance in a peaceful atmosphere that never really needed it in the first place. It is a good story that teaches children never to be greedy and to be bold to face whatever challenge they may meet in life.

The Tiger King

Author: Patricia Logan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977903242


Page: 294

View: 3290

Damiano Satriale is hiding a deep dark secret, one that he's had to cloak from the scent of other shifters all his life. Should anyone pick up on the vibrations of his royal bloodline, it will be the end of him. Ordered to the court of King Fain, monarch to all large cat shifters, the assignment leaves a bad taste in Dami's mouth. The last thing he ever wanted or needed was the scrutiny that will come while serving as Paladin Primero, the king's champion and most fearsome warrior knight. To top it all off, Dami is greeted by none other than his mate, someone he'd hoped never to meet. Paget Jureaux, the panther who runs King Fain's household, has been serving the monarch for nearly five years after the coup which resulted in the execution of the former king, Pasha Raab. He's made lots of acquaintances and a few friends, but he's never had any romantic entanglements. With no other gay cats around, there hasn't been much chance for Paget to fall in love. When his mate arrives in the form of the king's new paladin, he curses his fate. Not only does the man come with a vicious and cruel reputation, but a stunning face and an incredibly powerful body. Thrown together by destiny, the two realize they must avoid each other at all costs and face the biggest challenge of their lives... trying to stay alive long enough... to walk away with broken hearts.

House of the Tiger King Paperback

Author: Tahir Shah


ISBN: 1291497110

Category: Travel

Page: 260

View: 3435

When the Spanish Conquistadors swept through Peru in the sixteenth century, they were searching for great golden treasure. In 1572 they stormed the Inca stronghold of Vilcabamba, only to find the city deserted, burned, a nd already stripped of its wealth. According to legend the Incas had retreated deep into the jungle where they built another magnificent city in an inaccessible quarter of the cloud forest. For more than four centuries explorers and adventurers, archaeologists and warrior-priests have searched for the gold and riches of the Incas, and this lost city of Paititi, known by the local Machiguenga tribe as 'The House of the Tiger King'. House of the Tiger King is the tale of Shah's remarkable adventure to find the greatest lost city of the Americas, and the treasure of the Incas. Along the way he found himself considering others who have spent decades in pursuit of lost cities, and asks why anyone would find it necessary to mount such a quest at all.

The Tiger King and the Clever Mouse

Author: Adapted and Illustrated

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781320076890


Page: N.A

View: 3995

When a tiny mouse finds his peaceful home in danger from an invading tiger king, he cleverly tricks the tigers into believing his island is protected by a the mightiest tiger in the world. Based on a traditional folktale from Borneo.

The Tiger King of Antelope Valley

Author: Xin Tong

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511627108


Page: 104

View: 7250

In the dangerous grasslands, a tiger cub is accidentally adopted by an antelope and is raised within Antelope Valley. After many adventures and fateful encounters the tiger eventually returns to the tiger kingdom, where he participates in a fighting match for the title of the next Tiger King. Due to an unexpected turn of events, he has to give up his throne. In the great grassland, what is his future?


The Animal Answer Guide

Author: Uldis Roze

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421407353

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 3304

Could a porcupine make a good pet? Do they ever stick themselves or other porcupines with their quills? In this latest addition to the Animal Answer Guide series, we learn about these mysterious animals’ "pincushion defense," along with the following facts: • Porcupines survive on a diet of leaves, bark, and fruit• Quills are actually modified hairs• There are 26 species of porcupines (and counting)• Old World and New World porcupines have a common ancestor but evolved independently• New World males will gather to fight ferociously over a single female Porcupines: The Animal Answer Guide presents solid, current science in the field of porcupine biology. Uldis Roze compares and contrasts porcupines in terms of body plan, behavior, ecology, reproduction, and evolutionary relationships. He examines the diversity of porcupines from around the world—from North and South America to Africa and Asia. This guide explores the interactions between humans and porcupines, including hunting, use of quills by aboriginal societies, efforts to poison porcupines, and human and pet injuries (and deaths) caused by porcupines. Roze also highlights the conservation issues that surround some porcupine species, such as the thin-spine porcupine of Brazil, which is so rare that it was thought to be extinct until its rediscovery in the 1980s.

The Tiger Who Would Be King

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592701827

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 4744

Gorgeously illustrated in a large-format album with two gatefolds and a stunning foldout of a jungle at war,The Tiger Who Would Be King is as entertaining as it is wise, as wry as it is passionate. Yoon's humorous images support this beautifully written text with wit and insight, playing up the comic elements, while showing the pathos as well.

The Emperor and the Nightingale

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Aurora Metro Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1910798924

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 1897

From a story by Hans Christian Andersen In ancient China, young emperor Wu is kept a virtual prisoner in his palace by his devious guardian, Li Si. Wu believes the world outside the Forbidden City is an evil and dangerous place. But when Xiao, a young servant girl, tells him of the most beautiful sound on earth – the song of the nightingale – it’s too much to resist. The two embark on an adventure that will take them across mountain tops and waterfalls, past chattering monkeys and magical dragons to the far reaches of his kingdom. When Wu returns with the nightingale, and starts to overturn the old palace customs, Li Si plots to restore things to the way they were before. Featuring puppetry, music and all the colour, movement and spectacle of Chinese theatre, this joyful adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale is a feast for the senses that will delight the whole family. Suitable for ages 6+

Dancing with the Tiger

Author: Lili Wright

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698197011

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1365

Taut, acidly witty, menacingly erotic, and often absolutely terrifying: this is a literary thriller of propulsive force that introduces a powerful storyteller. *An Edgar Finalist for Best First Novel It begins when a meth-addicted grave robber unearths the death mask of Montezuma, setting off a violent struggle for its possession. There is the drug lord who employs him, who would kill for that mask. There is the expat American collector, sinister and possibly mad. There is the greatly respected curator, who for a fee will provide provenances for his country’s looted artifacts, and his long-suffering housekeeper, a deeply religious lesbian in a culture of machismo, who despises her patron. And there is the looter himself, who has stolen the mask and is now running for his life. Above all, there is Anna Ramsey, an American with a history of bad choices, who has hidden behind a mask all her adult life. A deeply wounded woman, Anna knows that masks protect and conceal. Anna is a heroine for our times, as she searches for the courage to remove her mask and show her true face.

Waking the Tiger

Healing Trauma : the Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences

Author: Peter A. Levine

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556432330

Category: Psychology

Page: 274

View: 7679

A straightforward and drug-free approach to dealing with trauma and behavioral disorders, this book presents simple "first aid" tools to help prevent traumatic reactions from developing in the aftermath of "overwhelm" and injury. Thoroughly investigated, this work is based upon the author's years of work with numerous stress and trauma victims. Illustrations.

Tiger Woods

Author: Jeff Benedict,Armen Keteyian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501126474

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 9388

“A confident and substantial book...It has torque and velocity...It makes a sweet sound, like a well-struck golf ball. I found it exhilarating, depressing, tawdry, and moving in almost equal measure. It’s a big American story.” —The New York Times Based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods’s life—many of whom have never spoken about him on the record before—a sweeping, revelatory, and defining biography of an American icon. In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life. Married to a Swedish beauty and the father of two young children, he was the winner of fourteen major golf championships and earning more than $100 million annually. But it was all a carefully crafted illusion. As it turned out, Woods had been living a double life for years—one that unraveled in the aftermath of a Thanksgiving-night car crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional lives over a cliff. Still, the world has always wondered: Who is Tiger Woods, really? In Tiger Woods, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, the team behind the New York Times bestseller The System, look deep behind the headlines to produce a richly reported answer to that question. To find out, they conducted hundreds of interviews with people from every facet of Woods’s life—friends, family members, teachers, romantic partners, coaches, business associates, physicians, Tour pros, and members of Woods’s inner circle. From those interviews, and extensive, carefully sourced research, they have uncovered new, intimate, and surprising details about the man behind the myth. We read an inside account of Tiger’s relationship with his first love, Dina Gravell, and their excruciating breakup at the hands of his parents. We learn that Tiger’s longtime sports agency, International Management Group (IMG), made $50,000 annual payments to Tiger’s father, Earl Woods, as a “talent scout”—years before Tiger was their client. We discover startling new details about Earl, who died in 2006 and to this day lies in an unmarked grave. We come along as Tiger plunges into the Las Vegas and New York nightclub worlds alongside fellow superstars Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. We are whisked behind the scenes during the National Enquirer’s globetrotting hunt to expose Tiger’s infidelity, and we get a rare look inside his subsequent sex-addiction treatment at the Pine Grove facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. But the portrait of Woods that emerges in Tiger Woods is far more rewarding than revelations alone. By tracing his life from its origins as the mixed-race son of an attention-seeking father and the original Tiger Mom—who programmed him to be “the chosen one,” tasked with changing not just the game of golf but the world as well—the authors provide a wealth of new insight into the human being trapped inside his parents’ creation. Most of all, we are reminded, time and time again, of Woods’s singular greatness and the exhilaration we felt watching an athletic genius dominate his sport for nearly twenty years. But at what cost? Benedict and Keteyian provide the answers in an extraordinary biography that is destined to become the defining book about an authentic American legend—and to linger in the minds of readers for years to come.