BLUE HIGHWAYS Revisited

BLUE HIGHWAYS Revisited
Author: Edgar I. Ailor
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2012-05-25
ISBN: 0826219691
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BLUE HIGHWAYS Revisited Book Excerpt:

In 1978, William Least Heat-Moon made a 14,000-mile journey on the back roads of America, visiting 38 states along the way. In 1982, the popular Blue Highways, which chronicled his adventures, was published. Three decades later, Edgar Ailor III and his son, Edgar IV, retraced and photographed Heat-Moon’s route, culminating in Blue Highways Revisited, released for publication on the thirtieth anniversary of Blue Highways. A foreword by Heat-Moon notes, "The photographs, often with amazing accuracy, capture my verbal images and the spirit of the book. Taking the journey again through these pictures, I have been intrigued and even somewhat reassured that America is changing not quite so fast as we often believe. The photographs, happily, reveal a recognizable continuity – but for how much longer who can say – and I'm glad the Ailors have recorded so many places and people from Blue Highways while they are yet with us." Through illustrative photography and text, Ailor and his son capture once more the local color and beauty of the back roads, cafes, taverns, and people of Heat-Moon’s original trek. Almost every photograph in Blue Highways Revisited is referenced to a page in the original work. With side-by-side photographic comparisons of eleven of Heat-Moon’s characters, this new volume reflects upon and develops the memoir of Heat-Moon’s cross-country study of American culture and spirit. Photographs of Heat-Moon’s logbook entries, original manuscript pages, Olympia typewriter, Ford van, and other artifacts also give readers insight into Heat-Moon’s approach to his trip. Discussions with Heat-Moon about these archival images provide the reader insight into the travels and the writing of Blue Highways that only the perspective of the author could provide. Blue Highways Revisited reaffirms that the "blue highway" serves as a romantic symbol of the free and restless American spirit, as the Ailors lose themselves to the open road as Heat-Moon did thirty years previously. This book reminds readers of the insatiable attraction of the “blue highway”—“But in those brevities just before dawn and a little after dusk—times neither day or night—the old roads return to the sky some of its color. Then, in truth, they carry a mysterious cast of blue, and it's that time when the pull of the blue highway is strongest, when the open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself” (Introduction to Blue Highways).

Blue Highways

Blue Highways
Author: William Least Heat-Moon
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2012-04-03
ISBN: 0316218545
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Highways Book Excerpt:

Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map -- if they get on at all -- only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.

Writing BLUE HIGHWAYS

Writing BLUE HIGHWAYS
Author: William Least Heat-Moon
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN: 0826273254
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing BLUE HIGHWAYS Book Excerpt:

Winner, Distinguished Literary Achievement, Missouri Humanities Council, 2015 The story behind the writing of the best-selling Blue Highways is as fascinating as the epic trip itself. More than thirty years after his 14,000-mile, 38-state journey, William Least Heat-Moon reflects on the four years he spent capturing the lessons of the road trip on paper—the stops and starts in his composition process, the numerous drafts and painstaking revisions, the depressing string of rejections by publishers, the strains on his personal relationships, and many other aspects of the toil that went into writing his first book. Along the way, he traces the hard lessons learned and offers guidance to aspiring and experienced writers alike. Far from being a technical manual, Writing Blue Highways: The Story of How a Book Happenedis an adventure story of its own, a journey of “exploration into the myriad routes of heart and mind that led to the making of a book from the first sorry and now vanished paragraph to the last words that came not from a graphite pencil but from a letterpress in Tennessee.” Readers will not find a collection of abstract formulations and rules for writing; rather, this book gracefully incorporates examples from Heat-Moon’s own experience. As he explains, “This story might be termed an inadvertent autobiography written not by the traveler who took Ghost Dancing in 1978 over the byroads of America but by a man only listening to him. That blue-roadman hasn’t been seen in more than a third of a century, and over the last many weeks as I sketched in these pages, I’ve regretted his inevitable departure.” Filtered as the struggles of the “blue-roadman” are through the awareness of someone more than thirty years older with a half dozen subsequent books to his credit, the story of how his first book “happened” is all the more resonant for readers who may not themselves be writers but who are interested in the tricky balance of intuitive creation and self-discipline required for any artistic endeavor.

Inscriptions on a Belt

Inscriptions on a Belt
Author: Curtis Bent,Kathleen Bent,W. P. Lear
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2016-11-14
ISBN: 1524650153
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inscriptions on a Belt Book Excerpt:

Inscriptions is a fictional account of persons and events. The title is derived from the ritual of graduation at Harvest Valley School wherein students burned their names on the authors weight belt. With intrigue as its backdrop Inscriptions presents the personal stories of seven emotionally disturbed students and the staff whose job it was to nurture, heal, and educate them. The story is told through Lou, an educator who would rather be hanging out with his buddies in right field at Fenway, and Laura, a prodigal West Coast Catholic daughter who is seeking to escape the embracing hold of her Italian family. They are thrown together by State dictates to develop and implement a school-based therapeutic program. Their struggle to find a meeting of the minds mirrors the tension that frequently occurs between Education and Mental Health. The two professionals are joined in their venture by a host of vivid characters as they take on the complexities of the youngsters placed in their care, and seek to make a difference in their lives. The reader is invited to join the Valley Oak Day Treatment Program as they take on the challenges.

NATIONAL HIGHWAYS AND MOTORWAY POLICE IN PAKISTAN An Illuminative Study

NATIONAL HIGHWAYS AND MOTORWAY POLICE IN PAKISTAN  An Illuminative Study
Author: Saima Manzoor Arain,Akif Manzoor Arain
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1329260503
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NATIONAL HIGHWAYS AND MOTORWAY POLICE IN PAKISTAN An Illuminative Study Book Excerpt:

Dog Days at the Weir Farm paperback

Dog Days at the Weir Farm  paperback
Author: K.S. Karshna
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2010-08-17
ISBN: 0557552826
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dog Days at the Weir Farm paperback Book Excerpt:

Contemporary young adult novel set in Northern Wisconsin.

RoadFrames

RoadFrames
Author: Kris Lackey
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 164
Release: 1999-02-01
ISBN: 9780803279810
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

RoadFrames Book Excerpt:

In a lively discussion of books written as early as 1903 and as recently as 1994, Kris Lackey reveals the crucial roles the highway and automobile travel have played through generations of American writing.

Blue Highways

Blue Highways
Author: William Least Heat-Moon
Publsiher: Macmillan Reference USA
Total Pages: 790
Release: 1983-12
ISBN: 9780816135967
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Highways Book Excerpt:

In this account of his twelve-thousand-mile journey across America--tracing his white ancestors--a native American reveals a glimpse of backroads America

To Walt Whitman America

To Walt Whitman  America
Author: Kenneth M. Price
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780807855188
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Walt Whitman America Book Excerpt:

Walt Whitman "is America," according to Ezra Pound. More than a century after his death, Whitman's name regularly appears in political speeches, architectural inscriptions, television programs, and films, and it adorns schools, summer camps, truck stops,

The Dialectic of Self and Story

The Dialectic of Self and Story
Author: Robert Durante
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN: 1135713375
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dialectic of Self and Story Book Excerpt:

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to American Literature

The Complete Idiot s Guide to American Literature
Author: Laurie Rozakis
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 632
Release: 1999-08-01
ISBN: 0241885787
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Idiot s Guide to American Literature Book Excerpt:

You're no idiot, of course. You know that Samuel Clemens had a better-known pen name, Moby Dick is a famous whale, and the Raven only said,"Nevermore." But when it comes to understanding the great works of Mark Twain, Herman Melville, and Edgar Allan Poe, you'd rather rent the videos than head to your local library. Don't tear up your library card yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature teaches you all about the rich tradition of American prose and poetry, so you can fully appreciate its magnificent diversity.

Thumbs Up

Thumbs Up
Author: Norm Benedict
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2011-03
ISBN: 1456722697
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thumbs Up Book Excerpt:

Thumbs Up, V for Victory, I Love You chronicles a special time, from the early 1940's through the mid-50's. It reveals how people moved forward in a world in tumult, and the payoff they received having survived it. It's about a handful of kids who because they were in the right place at the right time were provided an education well above the norms of the day. It reflects the melodrama that is real life, when young and old lived each day to the fullest while making the most of what they had. It's an oral history that tells how the wonders of discovery, communication, education and the opposite sex changed an impressionable boy into a determined young man. A period that has not been afforded the coverage it deserves, Thumbs Up, V for Victory, I Love You reveals a softer time, but one no less significant or singular than any other.

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism
Author: Linda L. Lowry
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1640
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN: 1483368963
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism Book Excerpt:

Taking a global and multidisciplinary approach, The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism brings together a team of international scholars to examine the travel and tourism industry, which is expected to grow at an annual rate of four percent for the next decade. In more than 500 entries spanning four comprehensive volumes, the Encyclopedia examines the business of tourism around the world paying particular attention to the social, economic, environmental, and policy issues at play. The book examines global, regional, national, and local issues including transportation, infrastructure, the environment, and business promotion. By looking at travel trends and countries large and small, the Encyclopedia analyses a wide variety of challenges and opportunities facing the industry. In taking a comprehensive and global approach, the Encyclopedia approaches the field of travel and tourism through the numerous disciplines it reaches, including the traditional tourism administration curriculum within schools of business and management, economics, public policy, as well as social science disciplines such as the anthropology and sociology. Key features include: More than 500 entries authored and signed by key academics in the field Entries on individual countries that details the health of the tourism industry, policy and planning approaches, promotion efforts, and primary tourism draws. Additional entries look at major cities and popular destinations Coverage of travel trends such as culinary tourism, wine tourism, agritourism, ecotourism, geotourism, slow tourism, heritage and cultural-based tourism, sustainable tourism, and recreation-based tourism Cross-references and further readings A Reader’s Guide grouping articles by disciplinary areas and broad themes

Like a Rolling Stone

Like a Rolling Stone
Author: Jann S. Wenner
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 601
Release: 2022-09-13
ISBN: 0316415391
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Like a Rolling Stone Book Excerpt:

Rolling Stone founder, co-editor, and publisher Jann Wenner offers a "touchingly honest" and "wonderfully deep" memoir from the beating heart of classic rock and roll (Bruce Springsteen). Jann Wenner has been called by his peers “the greatest editor of his generation.” His deeply personal memoir vividly describes and brings you inside the music, the politics, and the lifestyle of a generation, an epoch of cultural change that swept America and beyond. The age of rock and roll in an era of consequence, what will be considered one of the great watersheds in modern history. Wenner writes with the clarity of a journalist and an essayist. He takes us into the life and work of Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Bono, and Bruce Springsteen, to name a few. He was instrumental in the careers of Hunter S. Thompson, Tom Wolfe, and Annie Leibovitz. His journey took him to the Oval Office with his legendary interviews with Bill Clinton and Barak Obama, leaders to whom Rolling Stone gave its historic, full-throated backing. From Jerry Garcia to the Dalai Lama, Aretha Franklin to Greta Thunberg, the people Wenner chose to be seen and heard in the pages of Rolling Stone tried to change American culture, values, and morality. Like a Rolling Stone is a beautifully written portrait of one man’s life, and the life of his generation.

Broadcasting Cable

Broadcasting   Cable
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Broadcasting
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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English Journal

English Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1082
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Great Plains Quarterly

Great Plains Quarterly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Plains
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rendezvousing with Contemporary Writers

Rendezvousing with Contemporary Writers
Author: Hank Nuwer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rediscovering Steinbeck

Rediscovering Steinbeck
Author: Cliff Lewis,Carroll Britch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rediscovering Steinbeck Book Excerpt:

Nine revisionist essays that challenge the notion that the Nobel Prize winning novelist John Steinbeck was a realist and a mystic, arguing instead that he was a humanitarian and a great intellectual.

Writing on the Edge

Writing on the Edge
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing on the Edge Book Excerpt: