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Playing Off the Rail

Author : David McCumber
Publisher : Random House (NY)
Page : 392 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 1996
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : PSU:000025498110

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Award-winning author David McCumber reveals the unknown world of the pool hustler as he travels across the country with one of America's top players, Tony Annigoni. From elegant snookers clubs to high-pressure tournaments to chancy dives, this wise-cracking and occasionally hair-raising road trip explores a distinctive American subculture.

Off the Rails

Author : Beppe Severgnini
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2019-02-12
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781592408726

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In this witty and entertaining collection of travel tales, an acclaimed journalist explores his obsession with trains--and what his rail journeys have taught him about culture and identity. "I've gone around the world in installments. Every trip has been a revelation. I've watched regions, nations, and continents change moods and I've met more people on trains than in forty years of airplane flights. Every train trip has been a spectacle. Trains are stages, cafés, bazaars. The only talk show that will never go off the air..." Beppe Severgnini has spent his life traveling the world, and not just because he's a journalist; he's a passionate, unflagging train buff. Off the Rails recounts some of his favorite trips across Europe, Australia, Asia, and the United States, each journey bringing readers not only to a different place but to a different time, from his honeymoon on the Trans-Siberian Express (in a four-person compartment!), to a winding journey from Russia to Turkey during the last summer of communism, to a recent coast-to-coast trip with his son from Washington, D.C., to Washington State. Off the Rails is the perfect getaway for anyone with a touch of wanderlust, who dreams of escape or just likes to laugh. Filled with memorable characters and perceptive observations, it demonstrates--hilariously--what unites us. With the world in chaos and life in perpetual fast-forward, it's always the right time to hop on board with Beppe Severgnini and meet your charming, hapless, quarrelsome, romantic, shifty, quirky, endearing neighbors.

Off the Rails

Author : Rudy Sarzo
Publisher : Too Smart Publications
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Guitarists
ISBN : 097969289X

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"Among the many reasons why I took upon myself the task of writing Off the Rails was to clear a lot of misinformation and bogus theories that circulate on the Internet regarding Randy Rhoads' ife and death. Believe me, it was not easy chronicling all of the daily events that happened on and off the road. Fortunately, Ihad kept a journal of our travels so I had accurate details ..."--P [4] of cover.

Off the Rails

Author : Andrew Murray
Publisher : Verso
Page : 228 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2002-11-17
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 1859844960

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A damning indictment of the chaos on the British railways.

Off the Rails

Author : Susan Burrowes
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 312 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2018
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1631524674

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Off the Rails by Susan Burrowes Pdf

In this eye-opening book about treating teen addiction, fifteen-year-old Hannah and her mother, Susan, share in their own words the raw and honest realities of their family's struggles, the controversial treatment programs they tried, and their insights into what finally led to Hannah's recovery.

Train Off the Rails with Kody and Dot

Author : Robert von Goeben
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2015-10-01
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0997143401

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Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo

Author : Tim Parks
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 283 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2014-05-05
Category : Transportation
ISBN : 9780393348828

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Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo by Tim Parks Pdf

An Italian travelogue describes the trains that traverse the country, from the architecture of old train stations to the new high-speed railways, and portrays the author's memorable encounters along the way.

Off the Rails in Phnom Penh

Author : Amit Gilboa
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Cambodia
ISBN : UOM:39015038394139

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Off The Rails

Author : Tim Cope,Chris Hatherly
Publisher : Penguin UK
Page : 660 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2006-07-31
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780857968074

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Off The Rails by Tim Cope,Chris Hatherly Pdf

This is the true story of two twenty-year-old Australians who travelled for fourteen months on recumbent bicycles from Russia, across Siberia and Mongolia, to Beijing. It is as much a story about perseverance, passion and belief as it is about the people and remarkable landscapes of Siberia and Mongolia. Tim Cope and Chris Hatherly are fearless adventurers, willing and able to open themselves up to everything from the voice of the steppe to the Russian villagers and the nomads of the Gobi desert. From this, they draw an often funny, moving and inspirational tale of living out a dream.

Thomas and Gordon Off the Rails

Author : W. Awdry
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 24 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2009-01
Category : Children's stories
ISBN : 0603563856

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Young Thomas fans will love these easy readers, perfect for bedtime reading.

When Research Goes Off the Rails

Author : David L. Streiner,Souraya Sidani
Publisher : Guilford Press
Page : 398 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2011-03-11
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 1606234129

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Few behavioral or health science studies proceed seamlessly. This refreshingly candid guide presents firsthand vignettes of obstacles on the bumpy road of research and offers feasible, easy-to-implement solutions. Contributors from a range of disciplines describe real-world problems at each stage of a quantitative or qualitative research project—from gaining review board approval to collecting and analyzing data—and discuss how these problems were resolved. A detailed summary chart helps readers quickly find material on specific issues, methods, and settings. Written with clarity and wit, the vignettes provide exemplars of critical thinking that researchers can apply when developing the operational plan of a study or when facing practical difficulties in a particular research phase. Winner--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award!

Tween Hobo: Off the Rails

Author : Tween Hobo,Alena Smith
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2014-06-17
Category : Humor
ISBN : 9781476747842

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From playwright and TV writer Alena Smith comes a hilarious and irreverent illustrated book based on the popular Twitter feed (@tweenhobo), featuring a young spunky girl who sets out in search of freedom, adventure, and her own personal obsession: Justin Bieber tickets. Get ready to laugh and learn with the littlest hobo. She’s only twelve years old, but a “hard twelve.” You’ll meet her friends: Stumptown Jim (her weatherbeaten BFFL); Tin Cap Earl (who’s always down to shoot a junkyard haul video); Toothpick Frank (who learns to love Pinterest); Salt Chunk Annie (a “woman of the night,” whatever that means); and Hot Johnny Two-Cakes (who Tween Hobo swears she does NOT have a crush on). Find out how she survives, thanks in part to strawberry lip gloss. You’ll hear her take on major cultural events (“I go off a fiscal cliff every time I go near a Claire’s”). And you’ll enjoy beautiful hand-rendered illustrations that bring out the beauty in her words—just like how eyeliner makes a hobo’s look really pop. Often snarky and frequently ridiculous, this imaginative journal-like book includes maps, jokes, laughs, doodles, tips, hobo symbols (“House with a triangle on top means PIZZA PARTY!!!), games, stories, and more. So grab your iPhone and wrap it in a handkerchief, tie it to a stick, and let’s roll!

Running the Table

Author : L. Jon Wertheim
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page : 286 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0618664742

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From a popular senior writer for Sports Illustrated comes this high-stakes, boys-on-the-road story about the most unlikely of phenoms--a heavyset, bipolar, and endlessly charming pool hustler named Kid Delicious In most sports the pinnacle is Wheaties-box notoriety. But in the world of pool, notoriety is the last thing a hustler desires. Such is the dilemma that faces one Danny Basavich, an affable, generously proportioned Jewish kid from Jersey, who flounders through high school until he discovers the one thing he excels at--the felt--and hits the road. Running the Table spins the outrageous tale of Kid Delicious and his studly--if less talented--set-up man, Bristol Bob. Never was there a more entertaining or mismatched pair of sidekicks, as together they go underground into the flavorfully seamy world of pool to learn the art of the hustle and experience the highs and lows of life on the road. Their four-year odyssey takes them from Podunk pool halls to slick urban billiard rooms across America, as they manage one night to take down as much as $30,000, only to lose so much the next night that they lack gas money to get home. With every stop, the action gets hotter, the calls get closer, and Delicious's prowess with a cue stick becomes known more and more widely. Ultimately, Delicious sheds his cover once and for all and becomes professional pool's biggest sensation since Minnesota Fats. In a book sure to appeal to fans of Bringing Down the House and Positively Fifth Street, Wertheim evokes a subculture full of nefarious but loveable characters and illuminates America's fascination with games and gambling. He also paints a lasting portrait of an insanely talented and magnetic hustler, who is literally larger than life.

Rising from the Rails

Author : Larry Tye
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2005-06-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9781466818750

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An engaging social history that reveals the critical role Pullman porters played in the struggle for African American civil rights When George Pullman began recruiting Southern blacks as porters in his luxurious new sleeping cars, the former slaves suffering under Jim Crow laws found his offer of a steady job and worldly experience irresistible. They quickly signed up to serve as maid, waiter, concierge, nanny, and occasionally doctor and undertaker to cars full of white passengers, making the Pullman Company the largest employer of African American men in the country by the 1920s. In the world of the Pullman sleeping car, where whites and blacks lived in close proximity, porters developed a unique culture marked by idiosyncratic language, railroad lore, and shared experience. They called difficult passengers "Mister Charlie"; exchanged stories about Daddy Jim, the legendary first Pullman porter; and learned to distinguish generous tippers such as Humphrey Bogart from skinflints like Babe Ruth. At the same time, they played important social, political, and economic roles, carrying jazz and blues to outlying areas, forming America's first black trade union, and acting as forerunners of the modern black middle class by virtue of their social position and income. Drawing on extensive interviews with dozens of porters and their descendants, Larry Tye reconstructs the complicated world of the Pullman porter and the vital cultural, political, and economic roles they played as forerunners of the modern black middle class. Rising from the Rails provides a lively and enlightening look at this important social phenomenon.

Rudy Rides the Rails

Author : Dandi Daley Mackall
Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2013-08-15
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781627531559

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In 1932, Akron, Ohio was no better off than other parts of the country. Since Black Tuesday in '29, companies are closed, men all over the state are out of work, and families are running out of hope. Thirteen-year-old Rudy wants to help but doesn't know where to turn. His father, sullen and withdrawn, spends his time sulking on their front porch. His mother is desperate, not knowing how she will feed and care for her family. When Rudy learns of other boys leaving town and heading west to seek their fortunes, he hops a train figuring at least there will be one less mouth to feed at home. As Rudy lives the hobo life while he "rides the rails" to California, young readers are given a snapshot view and testament of Depression-era America.Writer Dandi Daley Mackall met the real "Ramblin' Rudy" in 2000 and was inspired to capture his story and the spirit of adventure shown by many during the Great Depression. She conducts writing workshops across the United States and speaks at numerous conferences. Dandi lives in West Salem, Ohio. Rudy Rides the Rails is Chris Ellison's second book with Sleeping Bear Press. He also illustrated Let Them Play, which was named to the 2006 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People list. Chris is presently working on another Tales of Young Americans story about the Oklahoma Land Run. He lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.