John Steinbeck

Author: Bucher Gruppe
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 1159077088
Release Date: 2011-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

Kapitel: Jenseits Von Eden, Von Musen Und Menschen, Die Reise Mit Charley: Auf Der Suche Nach Amerika, Das Rettungsboot, Frchte Des Zorns, Tortilla Flat, Die Strae Der lsardinen, Fnf Perlen, Viva Zapata!, Ed Ricketts, Die Perle, Der Mond Ging Unter, Der Rote Pony Und Andere Erzhlungen, Wonniger Donnerstag. Aus Wikipedia. Nicht dargestellt. Auszug: Other reasons this message may be displayed: ...http://booksllc.net/?l=de

Tortilla Flat

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141190655
Release Date: 2000-09-07
Genre: Fiction

Steinbeck's first major critical and commercial success, TORTILLA FLAT is also his funniest novel. Danny is a paisano, descended from the original Spanish settlers who arrived in Monterey, California, centuries before. He values friendship abovemoney and possessions, so that when he suddently inherits two houses, Danny is quick to offer shelter to his fellow gentlemen of the road. Their love of freedom and scorn for material things draw them into daring and often hilarious adventures. Until Danny, tiring of his new reponsibilities, suddenly disappears...

In America

Author: Geert Mak
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780099578734
Release Date: 2015-11-19
Genre: Social change

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?

Walking to Listen

Author: Andrew Forsthoefel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781632867025
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A memoir of one young man's coming of age on a journey across America--told through the stories of the people of all ages, races, and inclinations he meets along the way. Life is fast, and I've found it's easy to confuse the miraculous for the mundane, so I'm slowing down, way down, in order to give my full presence to the extraordinary that infuses each moment and resides in every one of us. At 23, Andrew Forsthoefel headed out the back door of his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, with a backpack, an audio recorder, his copies of Whitman and Rilke, and a sign that read "Walking to Listen." He had just graduated from Middlebury College and was ready to begin his adult life, but he didn't know how. So he decided to take a cross-country quest for guidance, one where everyone he met would be his guide. In the year that followed, he faced an Appalachian winter and a Mojave summer. He met beasts inside: fear, loneliness, doubt. But he also encountered incredible kindness from strangers. Thousands shared their stories with him, sometimes confiding their prejudices, too. Often he didn't know how to respond. How to find unity in diversity? How to stay connected, even as fear works to tear us apart? He listened for answers to these questions, and to the existential questions every human must face, and began to find that the answer might be in listening itself. Ultimately, it's the stories of others living all along the roads of America that carry this journey and sing out in a hopeful, heartfelt book about how a life is made, and how our nation defines itself on the most human level.

Best Kept Secrets

Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455546251
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Genre: Fiction

AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME! Alexandra Gaither is a savvy, beautiful attorney who finally has the power to get what she has always wanted -- justice. Twenty-five years before, her mother died a scandalous death. Now as she investigates her mother's former lover, his best friend, and the father figure to them both, she will risk everything to uncover their best kept secrets.

Amerika

Author: Geert Mak
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 9783641102760
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: History

Eine Reise zu den Wurzeln des großen amerikanischen Traums Geert Mak hat sich wieder auf den Weg gemacht. Der Bestsellerautor von »In Europa« ist quer durch die Landschaft, durch Geschichte und Gegenwart, ja durch die Köpfe und Herzen der USA gereist. Dabei trifft er unterschiedlichste Menschen, macht außergewöhnliche Beobachtungen und erzählt hinreißende Geschichten. Mit diesem Buch begibt sich Mak auf die Suche nach den Wurzeln des großen amerikanischen Traums und beschreibt die Mythen und das Selbstverständnis jenes Landes, das uns immer noch am meisten beschäftigt. Was ist aus dem amerikanischen Traum geworden, seit John Steinbeck 1960 die USA gemeinsam mit seinem berühmten Pudel Charley durchquert hat? Dieser Frage folgt der international bekannte Publizist Geert Mak und macht sich dafür selbst auf den Weg durch die Vereinigten Staaten, fernab ausgetrampelter Pfade, quer durch ein Land, das er liebt und zugleich kritisch betrachtet. Meile um Meile dringt er tiefer in das Land und seine Mythen, sein Selbstverständnis, seine Großartigkeit und Zerrissenheit vor. Seine Reise führt ihn von den großen Ostküstenstädten über die Kartoffelacker des Hinterlandes und die Prärie des mittleren Westens bis zum Pazifik. Er trifft Menschen – setzt sich an einen Tisch mit dem Farmer, dem Fabrikarbeiter, dem Fischer, dem Lehrer. Er streift durch die riesigen Malls und die Vororte, und er sucht nach den Wurzeln des Landes, das sich radikal verändert und doch den Glauben an den amerikanischen Traum bewahrt hat.

Race to Dakar

Author: Charley Boorman
Publisher: Little Brown Uk
ISBN: 0751538175
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In 2004 Charley Boorman completed his astonishing round-the-world bike trip with his friend, Ewan McGregor. The journey left him exhausted, exhilarated and hungry for a new challenge. And what greater challenge than the Dakar rally? Beginning in Lisbon and ending in the Senegalese capital of Dakar, the rally covers 15,000 kilometres of treacherous terrain, and is widely regarded as the most dangerous race on earth. With his team-mates Simon Pavey and Matt Hall, Charley faced extreme temperatures, rode through shifting sands and stinging winds, and faced breakdowns miles from civilisation. Charley recounts his extraordinary adventures through Portugal, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Guinea and Senegal. He also follows the stories of other riders - an eccentric, dedicated band of professionals and rookies who all dream of one thing: reaching the finishing line. Race to Dakar is the thrilling account of a race that has captured the imagination of millions.

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet

Author: Darynda Jones
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250014467
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Genre: Fiction

Hoping to take time off after a discouraging case, grim reaper Charley reluctantly assists a woman who is convinced someone is trying to kill her in spite of everyone's claims that she is insane, a situation that is complicated by Rayes Farrow's absence and arsonist attacks in Albuquerque. 75,000 first printing.

Spotted in France

Author: Gregory Edmont
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781461748823
Release Date: 2006-09-01
Genre: Pets

Gregory Edmont is just another American sojourning in Paris until he adopts a Dalmatian named J.P., and suddenly his life is charmed. The adventure begins with a near-arrest, as the French authorities question the legality of a two-wheeling Dalmatian. They escape, but the roller coaster of a journey continues. Spotted in France forces the reader to consider the role fate plays in our lives, with its surprises and unexpected twists and turns.

America Day by Day

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520210670
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Social Science

A portrait of 1940s America by a French writer, eg. "The constipated girl smiles a loving smile at the lemon juice that relieves her intestines. In the subway, in the streets, on magazine pages, these smiles pursue me like obsessions. I read on a sign in a drugstore, 'Not to grin is a sin.' Everyone obeys the order, the system. 'Cheer up! Take it easy.' Optimism is necessary for the country's social peace and economic prosperity."

Long Way Round

Author: Ewan McGregor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743499347
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The popular actors recount their three-month, 20,000-mile motorbike journey from London to New York through three continents and some of the harshest terrain on Earth.

Fabrick

Author: Andrew Post
Publisher: Medallion Press, Inc.
ISBN: 9781605425016
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Clyde has worked for Mr. Wilkshire for a very long time. Life is comfortable in his keeper's chateau—until Mr. Wilkshire is attacked. Clyde goes into hiding and emerges to find his only friend dead. Brokenhearted and clueless how to bring Mr. Wilkshire's killer to justice, Clyde accepts the help of a unique group of friends, including Flam the Mouflon treasure hunter and Nevele the royal stitcher. Throughout their adventure, Clyde learns he isn't alone in this world with his magical ability: there are others like him called fabrick weavers, and for all it is both a special gift and a curse. His gift is to ease the conscience of anyone who makes a confession to him, but the curse is that the person’s luck will be reduced in proportion to the severity of the offense. Having left his pampered life behind to set things right, Clyde joins his new friends traveling into the razed city of Geyser, into the labyrinthine world beneath, and to the palace beyond. Along the way, the group deals with an unrelenting maniac pursuer, a corrupt king, a band of pirates, a small army of guardsmen, and just a few million dog-sized bugs—all while hopefully managing to avoid jinxing their own members. Yeah, no problem.

A Tramp Abroad

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher:
ISBN: NYPL:33433074812821
Release Date: 1880
Genre: Europe

Twain's account of traveling in Europe. A Tramp Abroad sparkles with the author's shrewd observations and highly opinionated comments on Old World culture. A Tramp Abroad includes among its adventures a voyage by raft down the Neckar and an ascent of Mont Blanc by telescope, as well as the author's attempts to study art.

Long Way Down

Author: Ewan McGregor
Publisher: Little Brown Uk
ISBN: 1847442498
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Transportation

After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't shake the travel bug. And after an inspirational UNICEF visit to Africa, they knew they had to go back and experience this extraordinary continent in more depth. And so they set off on their 15,000-mile adventure, experiencing some of the toughest terrain in the world - and meeting some of the friendliest people. Containing over one hundred exclusive photographs - including some taken by Ewan and Charley, and many more by internationally renowned photographer Julian Broad - this beautifully illustrated edition vividly documents a trip of a lifetime.