The Road

The Road
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Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307267450
Release: 2007-03-20
Editor: Vintage

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

The Road

The Road
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Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781529014587
Release: 2019-03-07
Editor: Pan Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The post-apocalyptic modern classic with an introduction by novelist John Banville. In a burned-out America, a father and his young son walk under a darkened sky, heading slowly for the coast. They have no idea what, if anything, awaits them there. The landscape is destroyed, nothing moves save the ash on the wind and cruel, lawless men stalk the roadside, lying in wait. Attempting to survive in this brave new world, the young boy and his protector have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves. They must keep walking. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, The Road is an incandescent novel, the story of a remarkable and profoundly moving journey. In this unflinching study of the best and worst of humankind, Cormac McCarthy boldly divines a future without hope, but one in which, miraculously, this young family finds tenderness. An exemplar of post-apocalyptic writing, The Road is a true modern classic, a masterful, moving and increasingly prescient novel.

The Road

The Road
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Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780330472753
Release: 2010-12-10
Editor: Pan Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Road is the astonishing post-apocalyptic and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy. A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men who stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food – and each other. 'So good that it will devour you. It is incandescent.' – Daily Telegraph

The Road Movie Book

The Road Movie Book
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Author: Steven Cohan,Ina Rae Hark
Pages: 379
ISBN: 0415149371
Release: 1997
Editor: Psychology Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first comprehensive study of this enduring but ever-changing Hollywood genre and its legacy to world cinema beyond the United States.

The Road

The Road
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Author: Jack London
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781421818658
Release: 2006-05-22
Editor: 1st World Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

There is a woman in the state of Nevada to whom I once lied continuously, consistently, and shamelessly, for the matter of a couple of hours. I don't want to apologize to her. Far be it from me. But I do want to explain. Unfortunately, I do not know her name, much less her present address. If her eyes should chance upon these lines, I hope she will write to me. It was in Reno, Nevada, in the summer of 1892. Also, it was fair-time, and the town was filled with petty crooks and tin-horns, to say nothing of a vast and hungry horde of hoboes. It was the hungry hoboes that made the town a "hungry" town. They "battered" the back doors of the homes of the citizens until the back doors became unresponsive.

On the Road

On the Road
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Author: Jack Kerouac
Pages: 307
ISBN: 0142437255
Release: 2003
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast.

The Road Home

The Road Home
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Author: United States,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery
Pages: 232
ISBN: PSU:000063504330
Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown

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The Geology of the Road building Stones of Massachusetts

The Geology of the Road building Stones of Massachusetts
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Author: Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Pages: 65
ISBN: UOM:39015021031482
Release: 1895
Editor: Unknown

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The Road to Fortune

The Road to Fortune
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Author: Eugene Raux
Pages: 52
ISBN: HARVARD:HXDNA7
Release: 1846
Editor: Unknown

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Rules of the Road Rated

Rules of the Road Rated
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Author: Edward F. Kearney
Pages: 31
ISBN: IND:30000066330790
Release: 1980
Editor: Unknown

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The Road makers Guide

The Road makers Guide
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Author: Ronald Ramsden Bramley
Pages: 65
ISBN: BL:A0021930998
Release: 1805
Editor: Unknown

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The Road To Mecca

The Road To Mecca
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Author: Muhammad Asad
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780992798109
Release: 1954
Editor: The Book Foundation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Part travelogue, part autobiography, "The Road to Mecca" is the compelling story of a Western journalist and adventurer who converted to Islam in the early twentieth century. A spiritual and literary counterpart of Wilfred Thesiger and a contemporary of T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), Muhammad Asad journeyed around the Middle East, Afghanistan and India. This is an account of Asad's adventures in Arabia, his inner awakening, and his relationships with nomads and royalty alike, set in the wake of the First World War. It can be read on many levels: as a eulogy to a lost world, and as the poignant account of a man's search for meaning. It is also a love story, defying convention and steeped in loss. With its evocative descriptions and profound insights on the Islamic world, "The Road to Mecca" is a work of immense value today.

The Road to Somewhere

The Road to Somewhere
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Author: David Goodhart
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9781849047999
Release: 2017
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The political era one is living through always feels messy and fragmented from the inside. But looking back from the future, the first two decades of the 21st century will come to be seen as the moment when the politics of culture and identity rose to challenge the previous politics of leftand right. David Goodhart's searing analysis considers this shift through his novel paradigm of the "nowhere" class and the "somewhere" class.Members of the "Nowhere" class dominate our culture and society. They tend to do well at school, then usually move from home to a boarding university in their late teens and on to a career in the professions that might take them to a capital city or even abroad for a year or two. Such people haveportable "achieved' identities, based on educational and career success, which makes them generally comfortable with new places and people. The"Somewhere" people are by definition more rooted and have ascribed identities based on group belonging and particular places, which is why they often find rapid change disturbing. One core group of Somewheres are often "left behind" - mainly older white working class men with little education.They have lost economically with the decline of well paid jobs for people with little education and culturally, too, with the disappearance of a distinctive working-class culture and the marginalization of their social conservatism in the public conversation. However Somewhere ambivalence aboutrecent social trends spreads far beyond this core group and is shared by many in all social classes.The broad ideology of Nowhere people can be characterized as "progressive individualism." By contrast, the Somewheres are more socially conservative by instinct. This book will contend that the Nowhere people have counted for too much in the past generation and populist parties, such as the TeaParty, have emerged in part as a democratic counter-balance to that dominance. In a democracy the Somewheres cannot, however, be ignored.

On the road

On the road
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Author: Jack Kerouac
Pages: 307
ISBN: 0143112767
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Generationsroman om to beatniks oplevelser som vagabonder på de amerikanske landeveje.

Redhead by the Side of the Road

Redhead by the Side of the Road
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Author: Anne Tyler
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780385694865
Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Bond Street Books

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From the beloved and bestselling Anne Tyler, a sparkling new novel about misperception, second chances and the sometimes elusive power of human connection. Micah Mortimer is a creature of habit. A self-employed tech expert, superintendent of his Baltimore apartment building, cautious to a fault behind the steering wheel, he seems content leading a steady, circumscribed life. But one day his routines are blown apart when his woman friend (he refuses to call anyone in her late thirties a "girlfriend") tells him she's facing eviction, and a teenager shows up at Micah's door claiming to be his son. These surprises, and the ways they throw Micah's meticulously organized life off-kilter, risk changing him forever. An intimate look into the heart and mind of a man who finds those around him just out of reach, and a funny, joyful, deeply compassionate story about seeing the world through new eyes, Redhead by the Side of the Road is a triumph, filled with Anne Tyler's signature wit and gimlet-eyed observation.

The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled
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Author: M. Scott Peck
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781439144855
Release: 2012-03-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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Now featuring a new introduction by Dr. M. Scott Peck, the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the classic bestseller The Road Less Traveled, celebrated by The Washington Post as “not just a book but a spontaneous act of generosity.” Perhaps no book in this generation has had a more profound impact on our intellectual and spiritual lives than The Road Less Traveled. With sales of more than seven million copies in the United States and Canada, and translations into more than twenty-three languages, it has made publishing history, with more than ten years on the New York Times bestseller list. Written in a voice that is timeless in its message of understanding, The Road Less Traveled continues to help us explore the very nature of loving relationships and leads us toward a new serenity and fullness of life. It helps us learn how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become a more sensitive parent; and ultimately how to become one’s own true self. Recognizing that, as in the famous opening line of his book, “Life is difficult” and that the journey to spiritual growth is a long one, Dr. Peck never bullies his readers, but rather guides them gently through the hard and often painful process of change toward a higher level of self-understanding.

Jack Kerouac s On the Road

Jack Kerouac s On the Road
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Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780791075814
Release: 2004-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing

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- Presents the most important 20th century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature - The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism - Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index - Introductory essay by Harold Bloom"

The Road to Serfdom

The Road to Serfdom
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Author: Friedrich August Hayek
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0415253896
Release: 2001
Editor: Psychology Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Hayek argues convincingly that, while socialist ideals may be tempting, they cannot be accomplished except by means that few would approve of.

We Make the Road by Walking

We Make the Road by Walking
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Author: Myles Horton,Paulo Freire
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0877227756
Release: 1990
Editor: Temple University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This dialogue between two of the most prominent thinkers on social change in the twentieth century was certainly a meeting of giants. Throughout their highly personal conversations recorded here, Horton and Freire discuss the nature of social change and empowerment and their individual literacy campaigns.

On the Road of the Winds

On the Road of the Winds
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Author: Patrick Vinton Kirch
Pages: 446
ISBN: 0520928962
Release: 2000-05-24
Editor: Univ of California Press

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The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth's surface and encompasses many thousands of islands, the home to numerous human societies and cultures. Among these indigenous Oceanic cultures are the intrepid Polynesian double-hulled canoe navigators, the atoll dwellers of Micronesia, the statue carvers of remote Easter Island, and the famed traders of Melanesia. Recent archaeological excavations, combined with allied research in historical linguistics, biological anthropology, and comparative ethnography, have begun to reveal much new information about the long-term history of these Pacific Island societies and cultures. On the Road of the Winds synthesizes the grand sweep of human history in the Pacific Islands, beginning with the movement of early people out from Asia more than 40,000 years ago, and tracing the development of myriad indigenous cultures up to the time of European contact in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. Questions that scholars have posed and puzzled over for two centuries or more are illuminated here: Where did the Pacific Islanders come from? How did they discover and settle the thousands of islands? Why did they build great monuments like Nan Madol on Pohnpei Island in Micronesia or the famous Easter Island statues? This book provides an up-to-date synthesis of archaeological and historical anthropological knowledge of these fascinating indigenous cultures. In particular, Kirch focuses on human ecology and island adaptations, the complexities of island trading and exchange systems, voyaging technology and skills, and the development of intensive economic systems linked to the growth of large populations. He also draws on his own original field research conducted on many islands, ranging from the Solomons to Hawai'i, as he takes us on an intellectual voyage into the Oceanic past.