Notes From a Big Country

Notes From a Big Country
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 038567452X
ISBN 13: 9780385674522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notes From a Big Country Book Review:

When an old friend asked him to write a weekly dispatch from New Hampshire for the Mail on Sunday's Night and Day magazine, Bill Bryson firmly turned him down. So firm was he, in fact, that gathered here are nineteen months' worth of his popular columns about the strangest of phenomena -- the American way of life.Whether discussing the dazzling efficiency of the garbage disposal unit, the mind-boggling plethora of methods by which to shop, the exoticism of having your groceries bagged for you, or the jaw-slackening direness of American TV, Bill Bryson brings his inimitable brand of bemused wit to bear on the world's richest and craziest country.

I m a Stranger Here Myself

I m a Stranger Here Myself
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-05-13
ISBN 10: 0767931181
ISBN 13: 9780767931182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m a Stranger Here Myself Book Review:

A classic from the New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body. After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children (he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens—as he later put it, "it was clear my people needed me"). They were greeted by a new and improved America that boasts microwave pancakes, twenty-four-hour dental-floss hotlines, and the staunch conviction that ice is not a luxury item. Delivering the brilliant comic musings that are a Bryson hallmark, I'm a Stranger Here Myself recounts his sometimes disconcerting reunion with the land of his birth. The result is a book filled with hysterical scenes of one man's attempt to reacquaint himself with his own country, but it is also an extended if at times bemused love letter to the homeland he has returned to after twenty years away.

I m a Stranger Here Myself

I m a Stranger Here Myself
Author: Alden Nowlan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 87
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015017639363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m a Stranger Here Myself Book Review:

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I Am a Stranger Here Myself

I Am a Stranger Here Myself
Author: Debra Gwartney
Publsiher: University of New Mexico Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019-03-15
ISBN 10: 0826360726
ISBN 13: 9780826360724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am a Stranger Here Myself Book Review:

Part history, part memoir, I Am a Stranger Here Myself taps dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the snarl of family history, and embracing womanhood in the patriarchal American West. Gwartney becomes fascinated with the missionary Narcissa Prentiss Whitman, the first Caucasian woman to cross the Rocky Mountains and one of fourteen people killed at the Whitman Mission in 1847 by Cayuse Indians. Whitman’s role as a white woman drawn in to “settle” the West reflects the tough-as-nails women in Gwartney’s own family. Arranged in four sections as a series of interlocking explorations and ruminations, Gwartney uses Whitman as a touchstone to spin a tightly woven narrative about identity, the power of womanhood, and coming to peace with one’s most cherished place.

I m a Stranger Here Myself

I m a Stranger Here Myself
Author: Mack Reynolds
Publsiher: Aegypan
Total Pages: 18
Release: 2011-05
ISBN 10: 9781606645390
ISBN 13: 1606645390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m a Stranger Here Myself Book Review:

There are these two aliens in a bar in a place that'd be a tropical hellhole if it got any rain. Which it never does. "One can't be too cautious about the people one meets in Tangier. They're all weirdies of one kind or another. Me? Oh, I'm a stranger here myself."

Bill Bryson s African Diary

Bill Bryson s African Diary
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307418847
ISBN 13: 9780307418845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bill Bryson s African Diary Book Review:

From the author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Body comes a travel diary documenting a visit to Kenya. All royalties and profits go to CARE International. In the early fall of 2002, famed travel writer Bill Bryson journeyed to Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to working with local communities to eradicate poverty around the world. He arrived with a set of mental images of Africa gleaned from television broadcasts of low-budget Jungle Jim movies in his Iowa childhood and a single viewing of the film version of Out of Africa. (Also with some worries about tropical diseases, insects, and large predators.) But the vibrant reality of Kenya and its people took over the second he deplaned in Nairobi, and this diary records Bill Bryson’s impressions of his trip with his inimitable trademark style of wry observation and curious insight. From the wrenching poverty of the Kibera slum in Nairobi to the meticulously manicured grounds of the Karen Blixen house and the human fossil riches of the National Museum, Bryson registers the striking contrasts of a postcolonial society in transition. He visits the astoundingly vast Great Rift Valley; undergoes the rigors of a teeth-rattling train journey to Mombasa and a hair-whitening flight through a vicious storm; and visits the refugee camps and the agricultural and economic projects where dedicated CARE professionals wage noble and dogged war against poverty, dislocation, and corruption. Though brief in compass and duration, Bill Bryson’s African Diary is rich in irreverent, poignant, and morally instructive observation. Like all of this author’s work, it can make the reader laugh, think, and especially, feel all at the same time.

Icons of England

Icons of England
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-04-07
ISBN 10: 1409095665
ISBN 13: 9781409095668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons of England Book Review:

This celebration of the English countryside does not only focus on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. Many of the contributors bring their own special touch, presenting a refreshingly eclectic variety of personal icons, from pub signs to seaside piers, from cattle grids to canal boats, and from village cricket to nimbies. First published as a lavish colour coffeetable book, this new expanded paperback edition has double the original number of contributions from many celebrities including Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Eric Clapton, Bryan Ferry, Sebastian Faulks, Kate Adie, Kevin Spacey, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, Richard Mabey , Simon Jenkins, John Sergeant, Benjamin Zephaniah, Joan Bakewell, Antony Beevor, Libby Purves, Jonathan Dimbleby, and many more: and a new preface by HRH Prince Charles.

I m a Stranger Here Myself

I m a Stranger Here Myself
Author: John Seymour
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780954564629
ISBN 13: 0954564626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m a Stranger Here Myself Book Review:

The Lost Continent

The Lost Continent
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-09-25
ISBN 10: 0385674562
ISBN 13: 9780385674560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Continent Book Review:

"I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to." And, as soon as Bill Bryson was old enough, he left. Des Moines couldn't hold him, but it did lure him back. After ten years in England he returned to the land of his youth, and drove almost 14,000 miles in search of a mythical small town called Amalgam, the kind of smiling village where the movies from his youth were set. Instead he drove through a series of horrific burgs, which he renamed Smellville, Fartville, Coleslaw, Coma, and Doldrum. At best his search led him to Anywhere, USA, a lookalike strip of gas stations, motels and hamburger outlets populated by obese and slow-witted hicks with a partiality for synthetic fibres. He discovered a continent that was doubly lost: lost to itself because he found it blighted by greed, pollution, mobile homes and television; lost to him because he had become a foreigner in his own country.

A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 0385674546
ISBN 13: 9780385674546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Walk in the Woods Book Review:

God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.

Tristan s Shadow

Tristan s Shadow
Author: Adrian Daub
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-11-25
ISBN 10: 022608227X
ISBN 13: 9780226082271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tristan s Shadow Book Review:

Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, and Siegfried. Parsifal. Tristan und Isolde. Both revered and reviled, Richard Wagner conceived some of the nineteenth century’s most influential operas—and created some of the most indelible characters ever to grace the stage. But over the course of his polarizing career, Wagner also composed volumes of essays and pamphlets, some on topics seemingly quite distant from the opera house. His influential concept of Gesamtkunstwerk—the “total work of art”—famously and controversially offered a way to unify the different media of an opera into a coherent whole. Less well known, however, are Wagner’s strange theories on sexuality—like his ideas about erotic acoustics and the metaphysics of sexual difference. Drawing on the discourses of psychoanalysis, evolutionary biology, and other emerging fields of study that informed Wagner’s thinking, Adrian Daub traces the dual influence of Gesamtkunstwerk and eroticism from their classic expressions in Tristan und Isolde into the work of the generation of composers that followed, including Zemlinsky, d’Albert, Schreker, and Strauss. For decades after Wagner’s death, Daub writes, these composers continued to grapple with his ideas and with his overwhelming legacy, trying in vain to write their way out from Tristan’s shadow.

I m a Stranger Here Myself

I m a Stranger Here Myself
Author: Ev Miller
Publsiher: Dramatic Publishing
Total Pages: 76
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9781583424650
ISBN 13: 1583424652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m a Stranger Here Myself Book Review:

I m a Stranger Here Myself

I m a Stranger Here Myself
Author: Dallas McCord Reynolds
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 10
Release: 2014-05-16
ISBN 10: 1633551113
ISBN 13: 9781633551114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m a Stranger Here Myself Book Review:

One can't be too cautious about thepeople one meets in Tangier. They're allweirdies of one kind or another. Me? Oh, I'm A Stranger Here Myself

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1951
ISBN 10: 0743247221
ISBN 13: 9780743247221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fahrenheit 451 Book Review:

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

Quicklet on Bill Bryson s I m a Stranger Here Myself Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away

Quicklet on Bill Bryson s I m a Stranger Here Myself  Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away
Author: Davanna Cimino
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 20
Release: 2012-03-04
ISBN 10: 1614648131
ISBN 13: 9781614648130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quicklet on Bill Bryson s I m a Stranger Here Myself Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away Book Review:

Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick! ABOUT THE BOOK Bill Brysons Im a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away is an hilarious, pointed, and sometimes poignant collection of the columns he wrote for the British magazine, Night & Day. Bryson wrote these pieces in the mid- to late-nineties after he had returned to the United States from Great Britain where he had been living for the previous twenty years. Since the publication in 2000 of Im a Stranger Here Myself, Bryson has become one of the best-selling authors of the English-speaking world, and according to his official UK page, he is the best-selling author of non-fiction in Great Britain. MEET THE AUTHOR Davanna Cimino is a professional writer. He holds a law degree and is also a copy editor. He writes screenplays and poetry. He has three sons, and a Brittany named Jubal. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK In Im a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away, Bill Bryson explores themes as various as the pleasures of living in a small town; Americans obsession with prescription and over-the-counter drugs and the sometimes bizarre television ads for these drugs; injuries inflicted by common household items (for example, bedding); the war on drugs; and the prison population. Bryson points out, in the chapter, Drug Culture, that It is an odd thing about us. We spend huge efforts exhorting ourselves to Say No to Drugs, then go to the drugstore and buy them by the armloads. Although he details the trivial (why is there a hotline number on dental floss containers? in On the Hotline), Bryson often makes social commentary, which, though trenchant, does not provoke ire; he delivers his observations with wit, and a sense of shared fallibility. Bryson tells of his quest for the lost nirvana of the America of his youth in the chapter, Room Service. He remembers, as a boy, stopping with his family on long road trips at small, cottagey, family-owned motels. In an effort to recapture that lost past, he cajoles his wife and kids into stopping at the Sleepy Hollow Motel during one of their road trips. The family desert him for the more modern, cleaner Comfort Inn across the street. Buy a copy to keep reading! CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on Bill Bryson's I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away + Introduction + About Bill Bryson + Curmudgeonly Nostalgia + Dry of Wit, Velvet of Glove, and Pointed of Observation + ...and much more

Notes from a Small Island

Notes from a Small Island
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-06-02
ISBN 10: 0062417436
ISBN 13: 9780062417435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notes from a Small Island Book Review:

Before New York Times bestselling author Bill Bryson wrote The Road to Little Dribbling, he took this delightfully irreverent jaunt around the unparalleled floating nation of Great Britain, which has produced zebra crossings, Shakespeare, Twiggie Winkie’s Farm, and places with names like Farleigh Wallop and Titsey.

Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 1466804270
ISBN 13: 9781466804272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sophie s World Book Review:

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

1 000 Places To See Before You Die 2019 Calendar

1 000 Places To See Before You Die 2019 Calendar
Author: Patricia Schultz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN 10: 9781523503520
ISBN 13: 1523503521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1 000 Places To See Before You Die 2019 Calendar Book Review:

Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2014-06-05
ISBN 10: 1444710230
ISBN 13: 9781444710236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stranger in a Strange Land Book Review:

The original uncut edition of STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND by Hugo Award winner Robert A Heinlein - one of the most beloved, celebrated science-fiction novels of all time. Epic, ambitious and entertaining, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND caused controversy and uproar when it was first published and is still topical and challenging today. Twenty-five years ago, the first manned mission to Mars was lost, and all hands presumed dead. But someone survived... Born on the doomed spaceship and raised by the Martians who saved his life, Valentine Michael Smith has never seen a human being until the day a second expedition to Mars discovers him. Upon his return to Earth, a young nurse named Jill Boardman sneaks into Smith's hospital room and shares a glass of water with him, a simple act for her but a sacred ritual on Mars. Now, connected by an incredible bond, Smith, Jill and a writer named Jubal must fight to protect a right we all take for granted: the right to love.

Shakespeare

Shakespeare
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN 10: 0062565168
ISBN 13: 9780062565167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare Book Review:

Bill Bryson’s bestselling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship—updated with a new introduction by the author to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. His Shakespeare is like no one else's—the beneficiary of Bryson's genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and a gift for storytelling unrivaled in our time.