Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin Classics
Total Pages: 210
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015002271966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Charley Book Review:

Steinbeck records his emotions and experiences during a journey of rediscovery in his native land

Travels with Charley in Search of America

Travels with Charley in Search of America
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1980-01-31
ISBN 10: 1440638888
ISBN 13: 9781440638886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Charley in Search of America Book Review:

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.

Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin Classics
Total Pages: 210
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105044944101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Charley Book Review:

Steinbeck records his emotions and experiences during a journey of rediscovery in his native land

Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
Total Pages: 263
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9781850891024
ISBN 13: 1850891028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Charley Book Review:

Steinbeck records his emotions and experiences during a journey of rediscovery in his native land

Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 277
Release: 1980-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780140053203
ISBN 13: 0140053204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Charley Book Review:

Steinbeck records his emotions and experiences during a journey of rediscovery in his native land.

Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0143107003
ISBN 13: 9780143107002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Charley Book Review:

The acclaimed author records his emotions and experiences during a journey of rediscovery in his native land, accompanied by his French poodle named Charley.

Travels with Charley and Later Novels 1947 1962

Travels with Charley and Later Novels  1947 1962
Author: John Steinbeck,Robert J. DeMott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 990
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106018946712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Charley and Later Novels 1947 1962 Book Review:

A final installment of a four-part collection of the classic American writer's works features his later novels, including The Wayward Bus, Burning Bright, Sweet Thursday, and The Winter of Our Discontent, in a volume that is complemented by his final published account, Travels with Charley.

Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley
Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass,John Steinbeck
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Charley Book Review:

Penguin Classics commemorates the 50th anniversary of Steinbeck's Nobel Prize with two stunning new editions of his best-loved worksAt age fifty-eight, John Steinbeck and his poodle, Charley, embarked on a journey across America. This chronicle of their trip meanders from small towns to growing cities to glorious wilderness oases. Still evocative and awe-inspiring after fifty years, Travels with Charley in Search of America provides 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.

In America

In America
Author: Geert Mak
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN 10: 0099578735
ISBN 13: 9780099578734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In America Book Review:

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?

The Girl in Green

The Girl in Green
Author: Derek B. Miller
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2017-01-03
ISBN 10: 0544706277
ISBN 13: 9780544706279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl in Green Book Review:

“A modern masterpiece.” — BookPage Finalist for the CWA Gold Dagger Award, “Best Crime Novel of the Year” “As daring in execution as imagination, this adventure tale crackles with heart, charm and dark honesty.” — Shelf Awareness “Not to be missed, this is a compelling combination of literate storytelling and action-packed thriller laced with humor.” — Library Journal, starred review 1991. One hundred miles from the Kuwaiti border, Thomas Benton meets Arwood Hobbes. Benton is a British journalist who is starting an ambitious career reporting from war zones, resulting in the estrangement of his wife and daughter; Arwood is a naive small-town American private bored out of his skull waiting for something—anything—to happen. Desert Storm is over, peace has been declared, but as they argue about whether it makes sense to cross the nearest border in search of an ice cream, they become embroiled in a horrific attack in which a young local girl in a green dress is killed as they are trying to protect her. The two men walk away into their respective lives. But something has cracked for them both. Twenty-two years later, in another place, in another war, they meet again as changed men. Time, politics, or maybe fate is now offering an unlikely opportunity to redeem themselves when that same girl in green is found alive and in need of salvation. Or is she? “Written with Miller’s incisive wit, intelligence, compassion and authenticity, this is a novel from a writer fast becoming a master of his craft.” — Evening Post (UK) “Swift, gripping, and mined with surprises.” — David Shafer, author of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Steinbeck

Steinbeck
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 928
Release: 1989-04-01
ISBN 10: 144067387X
ISBN 13: 9781440673870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Steinbeck Book Review:

"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

American Warsaw

American Warsaw
Author: Dominic A. Pacyga
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 022640661X
ISBN 13: 9780226406619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Warsaw Book Review:

Every May, a sea of 250,000 people decked out in red and white head to Chicago's Loop to celebrate the Polish Constitution Day Parade. In the city, you can tune in to not one but four different Polish-language radio stations or jam out to the Polkaholics. You can have lunch at pierogi food trucks or pick up pączkis at the grocery store. And if you're lucky, you get to take off work for Casimir Pulaski Day. For more than a century, Chicago has been home to one of the largest Polish populations outside of Poland, and the group has had enormous influence on the city's culture and politics. Yet, until now, there has not been a comprehensive history of the Chicago Polonia. With American Warsaw, award-winning historian and Polish American Dominic A. Pacyga chronicles more than a century of immigration, and later emigration back to Poland, showing how the community has continually redefined what it means to be Polish in Chicago. He takes us from the Civil War era until today, focusing on how three major waves of immigrants, refugees, and fortune seekers shaped and then redefined the Polonia. Pacyga also traces the movement of Polish immigrants from the peasantry to the middle class and from urban working-class districts dominated by major industries to suburbia. He documents Polish Chicago's alignments and divisions: with other Chicago ethnic groups; with the Catholic Church; with unions, politicians, and city hall; and even among its own members. And he explores the ever-shifting sense of Polskość, or "Polishness." Today Chicago is slowly being eclipsed by other Polish immigrant centers, but it remains a vibrant--and sometimes contentious--heart of the Polish American experience. American Warsaw is a sweeping story that expertly depicts a people who are deeply connected to their historical home and, at the same time, fiercely proud of their adopted city. As Pacyga writes, "While we were Americans, we also considered ourselves to be Poles. In that strange Chicago ethnic way, there was no real difference between the two."

Long Way Home

Long Way Home
Author: Bill Barich
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-07-24
ISBN 10: 1510732489
ISBN 13: 9781510732483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Long Way Home Book Review:

“We do not take a trip; a trip takes us,” John Steinbeck noted in his 1962 classic, Travels with Charley. In 2008, Bill Barich decided to explore the mood of the United States as Steinbeck had done almost a half century before. He set off on a 5,943 mile cross-country drive from New York to his old hometown of San Francisco on Route 50, a road twisting through the American heartland. Long Way Home is the stunning result of his pilgrimage. From the Eastern Shore of Maryland to the spectacular landscape of Moab, Utah, to Steinbeck’s own Salinas Valley, the book is filled with memorable encounters and rich in history and local color; a truthful, inspired account of a once-in-a-lifetime trip. It offers an incisive portrait of a nation divided and the grassroots dissatisfaction that ultimately catapulted Donald Trump into the White House. From the Eastern Shore of Maryland to the spectacular landscape of Moab, Utah, to Steinbeck's own Salinas Valley, filled with memorable encounters and redolent with history and local color, Long Way Home is a truthful, inspiring account of the country at a social and political crossroad.

Chasing Charley

Chasing Charley
Author: Mike Lauterborn
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2018-11-07
ISBN 10: 1546267743
ISBN 13: 9781546267744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing Charley Book Review:

In 1960, acclaimed American author John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men) embarked on a three-month road trip around the United States with his wife’s gentleman poodle, Charley, in tow. Steinbeck’s aim was to rediscover the country he had last roamed as a young man. Ultimately, the journey would be as much about self-discovery. The resulting book, Travels with Charley, was a bestseller and is now counted among the classic American road novels. In 2003, writer Mike Lauterborn set off by van to follow Steinbeck’s path, to both learn about the author and see how America and Americans had changed in the intervening forty-plus years. Along the way, he hoped to find some of the people and places Steinbeck had encountered while taking in new sights and experiences. Travels with Charley aided Lauterborn during the planning stages of his own trip and prepared him for hardships Steinbeck had also faced, including vehicle troubles, adverse weather, solitude, and health woes. The author’s words would inspire, console, and haunt the young writer. Ultimately, the trail would lead Lauterborn to some of America’s most enduring landmarks, from broad rivers, rugged coastlines, and azure-blue volcanic lakes to barren deserts, quaint small towns, and sprawling cities. He met people from all walks of life and was struck by their common resilience, work ethic, and patriotism. In the end, however, he was most impressed by the formidable scope of the journey the ailing Steinbeck had undertaken. This book is a tribute to the author’s tireless pursuit of the noble quest.

Writing Poems in the Shadow of Death

Writing Poems in the Shadow of Death
Author: Aaron Everingham
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-12-08
ISBN 10: 9781790391295
ISBN 13: 1790391296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Poems in the Shadow of Death Book Review:

The complete collection of available poems and writing from Aaron Everingham.

In Pursuit of the Common Good

In Pursuit of the Common Good
Author: Paul Newman,A.E. Hotchner
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-08-12
ISBN 10: 0767931025
ISBN 13: 9780767931021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Pursuit of the Common Good Book Review:

Shameless exploitation has never been more fun nor done more good for more people than when done by Newman’s Own—the first green food company to use all-natural ingredients, and still the most successful. It was 1982 when Paul Newman and A. E. Hotchner made their foray into local gourmet shops with bottles of their homemade salad dressing. The venture was intended to be a lark, a way to poke fun at the traditional way the market operates. Hurdling obstacle after obstacle, they created the first company to mass-market all-natural products, eliminating the chemicals, gums, and preservatives that existed in food at the time. This picaresque saga is the inspiring story of how the two friends parlayed the joke into a multimillion-dollar company that gives all its profits to the less fortunate without spending money on galas, mailings, and other expensive outreaches. It also serves as a textbook for foundations and charitable organizations looking to do the most good they can with what they have. Told in alternating voices, Newman and Hotchner have written a zany tale that is a business model for entrepreneurs, an inspirational book, and just plain delightful reading.

Promised Land

Promised Land
Author: Jay Parini
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 030738618X
ISBN 13: 9780307386182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promised Land Book Review:

Looks at thirteen literary works that had a profound influence on American history, culture, and character, including "The Federalist Papers," "Uncle Tom's Cabin," "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," and "The Souls of Black Folk."

Why Poetry Matters

Why Poetry Matters
Author: Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini,Jay Parini
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 0300124236
ISBN 13: 9780300124231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Poetry Matters Book Review:

This deeply felt meditation on poetry, its language and meaning, and its power to open minds and transform lives examines the importance of poetry and its diverse applications in the world.

Travels with a Donkey in the C vennes

Travels with a Donkey in the C  vennes
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 235
Release: 1895
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112082003309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with a Donkey in the C vennes Book Review:

A Cold Trail

A Cold Trail
Author: Robert Dugoni
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9781643587592
ISBN 13: 1643587595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Cold Trail Book Review:

The last time homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite was in Cedar Grove, it was to see her sister's killer put behind bars. Now she's returned for a respite and the chance to put her life back in order for herself, her attorney husband, Dan, and their new daughter. But tragic memories soon prove impossible to escape.