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Travels with Charley in Search of America

Author : John Steinbeck,Gary Sinise,HighBridge Audio (Firm),OverDrive, Inc
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2014-05-10
ISBN : 1101530979

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Travels with Charley in Search of America by John Steinbeck,Gary Sinise,HighBridge Audio (Firm),OverDrive, Inc Pdf

Respected author John Steinbeck was 58 when he set out to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years. With his elderly French poodle, Charley, he embarked on a quest across America, from the northermost tip of Maine to California's Monterey Peninsula. Traveling the interstates and the country roads, they stopped to smell America: trucker and strangers, old friends and new acquaintances. Steinbeck's poignant, perceptive reflections reveal the American character: a blend of unexpected kindnesses and racial hostilities, loneliness and humor.

John Steinbeck: Travels with Charley and Later Novels 1947-1962 (LOA #170)

Author : John Steinbeck,Robert DeMott
Publisher : Library of America John Steinb
Page : 1016 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2007-02-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : UCSC:32106018946712

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John Steinbeck: Travels with Charley and Later Novels 1947-1962 (LOA #170) by John Steinbeck,Robert DeMott Pdf

The Library of American completes its authoritative four-volume John Steinbeck edition with this collection of the later works of an American master. It includes "The Wayward Bus," published in 1947 and spans his works through his last published book, 1962Us "Travels with Charley."

Dogging Steinbeck

Author : Bill Steigerwald
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2012-12-14
Category : Journalists
ISBN : 1481078763

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"Steinbeck falsified his trip. I am delighted that you went deep into this." -- Paul Theroux, Author of "Deep South" and "The Tao of Travel""No book gave me more of a kick this year than Bill Steigerwald's investigative travelogue 'Dogging Steinbeck.'" -- Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief of"... a wry, wistful, but never angry tale about a great literary deception that lasted way too long." -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"... an idol-slaying travelogue of truth.' -- Shawn Macomber, The Weekly StandardFirst journalist Bill Steigerwald took John Steinbeck's classic "Travels With Charley" and used it as a map for his own cross-country road trip in search of America. Then he proved Steinbeck's iconic nonfiction book was a 50-year-old literary fraud. A true story about the triumph of truth.Bill Steigerwald had a brilliant plan for showing how much America has changed in the last half century -- or so he thought. He'd simply retrace the 10,000-mile route John Steinbeck took around the USA in 1960 for his beloved bestseller "Travels With Charley." Then he'd compare the America he saw with the country Steinbeck described in his classic road book. But when the intrepid ex-newspaperman from Pittsburgh started researching Steinbeck's trip he uncovered a shocking literary scoop. Steinbeck's iconic nonfiction book was a fraud. "Travels With Charley" was not just full of fiction. It was a deceptive and dishonest account of the great novelist's actual road trip. Steigerwald made his own road trip exactly 50 years after Steinbeck did. Chasing and fact-checking Steinbeck's ghost for 11,276 miles and 43 days, meeting hundreds of ordinary Americans, often sleeping in the back of his car in Wal-Mart parking lots, he drove from Maine to California to Texas. Despite the Great Recession and national headlines dripping with gloom and doom, Steigerwald discovered an America along the Steinbeck Highway that was big, empty, rich, safe, clean, prosperous and friendly. He didn't just reaffirm his faith in America to withstand the long train of abuse from Washington and Wall Street, however. He also exposed the half-century-old myths of "Travels With Charley," ruffled the PhDs of the country's top Steinbeck scholars and forced "Charley's" publisher to finally tell the truth. Steigerwald is a well-traveled journalist and veteran libertarian columnist. With the spirit of a teenage driver, a dogged pursuit of the facts and a refreshing point of view about America proudly located in the heart of Flyover Country not Manhattan, he spins the story of his ride with Steinbeck's ghost into a provocative, news-making and entertaining American road book.('Travels With Charley' timeline and more at www.truthaboutcharley.comMore Praise & Critiques"I still believe John Steinbeck is one of America's greatest writers and I still love 'Travels With Charley, ' be it fact or fiction or, as Bill Steigerwald doggedly proved, both. While I disagree with a number of Steigerwald's conclusions, I don't dispute his facts. He greatly broadened my understanding of Steinbeck the man and the author, particularly during his last years. And, whether Steigerwald intended it or not, in tracking down the original draft of 'Travels With Charley' he made a significant contribution to Steinbeck's legacy. "Dogging Steinbeck" is a good honest book."-- Curt Gentry, Author of "Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders" (with Vincent Bugliosi)I wanted ... first to express my personal admiration for the job you did. Second to tell you that you became a kind of a journalistic hero in my travel-story about Steinbeck, because you did such fantastic detailed research on the subject, and you did it alone, in sometimes-difficult circumstances.- Geert Mak, Dutch journalist/historian and author of "In America: Travels With John Steinbeck"

Travels with Max

Author : Gregory Zeigler
Publisher : Max Marketing
Page : 279 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2010-07-29
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9780615378022

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Travels With Max: In Search of Steinbeck's America Fifty Years Later e-book version.

In America

Author : Geert Mak
Publisher : Random House
Page : 562 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2015-11-19
Category : Social change
ISBN : 9780099578734

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In America by Geert Mak Pdf

In 1960 John Steinbeck and his dog Charley set out in their green pickup truck to rediscover the soul of America, visiting small towns and cities from New York to New Orleans.The trip became Travels With Charley, one of his best-loved books. Half a century on, Geert Mak sets off from Steinbeck's home. Mile after mile, as he retraces Steinbeck's footsteps through the potato fields of Maine to the endless prairies of the Midwest and stumbles across glistening suburbs and boarded-up stores, Mak searches for the roots of America and what remains of the world Steinbeck describes. How has America changed in the last fifty years; what remains of the American dream; and what do Europe and America now have in common?

Through Painted Deserts

Author : Donald Miller
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2005-08-16
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781418578909

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The Hello Girls

Author : Elizabeth Cobbs
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Page : 401 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2019-04-13
Category : History
ISBN : 9780674237438

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In 1918 the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France to help win World War I. Elizabeth Cobbs reveals the challenges these patriotic young women faced in a war zone where male soldiers resented, wooed, mocked, saluted, and ultimately celebrated them. Back on the home front, they fought the army for veterans’ benefits and medals, and won.

The Camper Book

Author : Dave Hoekstra,Jon Sall,Jeff Daniels
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2018-06-01
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781613738238

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The Camper Book by Dave Hoekstra,Jon Sall,Jeff Daniels Pdf

The Camper Book will captivate all those who dream of waving good-bye to the rat race from the window of their own moveable home, be it a camper, RV, travel trailer, camper van, or tiny camper. Not just for placid retirees anymore, camper culture has sprung up among simplicity-seeking millennials, retro-loving "glampers," sports and movie stars, aging hippies, contract workers, "road-schoolers," and others. Award-winning journalist Dave Hoekstra hit the road in his own custom camper van, named Bluebird, to explore the history, culture, subcultures, and future of camper life. Traveling and talking his way through US campsites, RV parks, landmarks, and communities, Hoekstra draws out revealing stories from all walks of life—from Americans who are downsizing material goods while upsizing spiritual pursuits to RV enthusiasts such as Grammy-winning singer-songwriter John Prine and Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon. A modern-day Studs Terkel, Hoekstra provides a delightful mix of oral history, in-depth reporting, and practical information, while photographer Jon Sall's beautiful color photographs illuminate the unique people, places, and rigs that typify camper life.

Travels with Charley in Search of America

Author : John Steinbeck
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 1980-01-31
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781440638886

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An intimate journey across and in search of America, as told by one of its most beloved writers, in a deluxe centennial edition In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt that he might have lost touch with the country, with its speech, the smell of its grass and trees, its color and quality of light, the pulse of its people. To reassure himself, he set out on a voyage of rediscovery of the American identity, accompanied by a distinguished French poodle named Charley; and riding in a three-quarter-ton pickup truck named Rocinante. His course took him through almost forty states: northward from Long Island to Maine; through the Midwest to Chicago; onward by way of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana (with which he fell in love), and Idaho to Seattle, south to San Francisco and his birthplace, Salinas; eastward through the Mojave, New Mexico, Arizona, to the vast hospitality of Texas, to New Orleans and a shocking drama of desegregation; finally, on the last leg, through Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to New York. Travels with Charley in Search of America is an intimate look at one of America's most beloved writers in the later years of his life—a self-portrait of a man who never wrote an explicit autobiography. Written during a time of upheaval and racial tension in the South—which Steinbeck witnessed firsthand—Travels with Charley is a stunning evocation of America on the eve of a tumultuous decade. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Further Chronicles of Avonlea

Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery
Publisher : The Floating Press
Page : 250 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2012-02-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781775456810

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Further Chronicles of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery Pdf

Travel to the tranquil seaside village of Avonlea in this charming collection of tales from acclaimed author Lucy Maud Montgomery. From lighthearted stories about pampered pets and love triangles to more serious accounts of tragic loss, this varied volume is sure to please readers who fell in love with Chronicles of Avonlea or Montgomery's masterpiece, Anne of Green Gables.

The Last Empty Places

Author : Peter Stark
Publisher : Mountaineers Books
Page : 459 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2023-02-07
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781680516432

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". . . intriguing, both a solid refresher on our savage colonial history and a smart rumination on what it means to get lost. ― Outside First time in paperback, ebook, and audio editions Part travel adventure, part history, part exploration Features four specific "blank spots" from across the country and delves into our human relationships with place In The Last Empty Places, bestselling author Peter Stark takes the reader to four of the most remote, wild, and unpopulated areas of the United States outside of Alaska and mainly not part of protected wilderness: the rivers and forests of Northern Maine; the rugged, unpopulated region of Western Pennsylvania that lies only a short distance from the East’s big cities; the haunting canyons of Central New Mexico; and the vast, arid basins of Southeast Oregon. Stark discovers that the places he visits are only "blank" in terms of a lack of recorded history. In fact, each place holds layers of history, meaning, and intrinsic value and is far from being blank. He also finds that each region has played an important role in shaping our American idea of wilderness through the influential "natural philosophers" who visited these places and wrote about their experiences--Henry David Thoreau, William Bartram, John Muir, and Aldo Leopold. It’s a fascinating look at the value of nature, the ways humans use and approach it, and what it means to seek out empty places in today’s world.

Travels with Judy

Author : Vicki Cain,Kevin Stramer
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Page : 188 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2012-07-01
Category : Travel
ISBN : 1477465847

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Travels with Judy by Vicki Cain,Kevin Stramer Pdf

From September 23 – October 19, 2004,?Vicki Cain embarked on an arduous 10,000-mile road trip across America that retraced John Steinbeck's journey from his best-selling book, "Travels with Charley: In Search of America." She was curious to see how this vast country had changed since Steinbeck traveled it back in 1960. To keep her company, Vicki took along her beautiful, fluffy, other-dog-hating, personality-plus, bleu-merle Australian shepherd, Judy.Together Vicki and Judy braved mechanical failure, ate awesome BBQ, missed the Queen Mary 2, struggled with poor cell reception, locked themselves in a van, found God, encountered political protesters, bought jewelry, witnessed the wide-spread destruction of Hurricane Ivan, uncovered this country's racist past, sniffed some suspicious-smelling canines, straddled the Continental Divide, climbed every mountain, forded every stream, and succeeded where Steinbeck failed. This is their story. And they're sticking to it.

The Grapes of Wrath

Author : John Steinbeck
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
Page : 455 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2020-02-11
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780735254275

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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck Pdf

An epic human drama depicting the devastating effects of the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, cementing its place as the most American of American classics. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s novel chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their repeated collisions with hard realities of an America divided into the Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama intensely human and yet magnificent in scale and moral. An evocative portrait of the conflict between powerful and powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, The Grapes of Wrath probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.


Author : John Steinbeck
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 932 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 1989-04-01
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 0140042881

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Steinbeck by John Steinbeck Pdf

"Surely his most interesting, plausibly his most memorable, and . . . arguably his best book" —The New York Times Book Review For John Steinbeck, who hated the telephone, letter-writing was a preparation for work and a natural way for him to communicate his thoughts on people he liked and hated; on marriage, women, and children; on the condition of the world; and on his progress in learning his craft. Opening with letters written during Steinbeck's early years in California, and closing with a 1968 note written in Sag Herbor, New York, Steinbeck: A Life in Letters reveals the inner thoughts and rough character of this American author as nothing else has and as nothing else ever will. "The reader will discover as much about the making of a writer and the creative process, as he will about Steinbeck. And that's a lot." —Los Angeles Herald-Examiner "A rewarding book of enduring interest, this becomes a major part of the Steinbeck canon." —The Wall Street Journal

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

Author : John Steinbeck
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 508 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2009-07-08
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101138878

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The Short Novels of John Steinbeck by John Steinbeck Pdf

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Steinbeck's brilliant short novels Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels. From the tale of commitment, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men, to the tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl's examination of the fallacy of the American dream, Steinbeck stories of realism, that were imbued with energy and resilience. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.