Fifty Miles from Tomorrow

Author: William L. Iggiagruk Hensley
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 1429938749
Release Date: 2010-03-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Nunavut tigummiun! Hold on to the land! It was just fifty years ago that the territory of Alaska officially became the state of Alaska. But no matter who has staked their claim to the land, it has always had a way of enveloping souls in its vast, icy embrace. For William L. Iggiagruk Hensley, Alaska has been his home, his identity, and his cause. Born on the shores of Kotzebue Sound, twenty-nine miles north of the Arctic Circle, he was raised to live the traditional, seminomadic life that his Iñupiaq ancestors had lived for thousands of years. It was a life of cold and of constant effort, but Hensley's people also reaped the bounty that nature provided. In Fifty Miles from Tomorrow, Hensley offers us the rare chance to immerse ourselves in a firsthand account of growing up Native Alaskan. There have been books written about Alaska, but they've been written by Outsiders, settlers. Hensley's memoir of life on the tundra offers an entirely new perspective, and his stories are captivating, as is his account of his devotion to the Alaska Native land claims movement. As a young man, Hensley was sent by missionaries to the Lower Forty-eight so he could pursue an education. While studying there, he discovered that the land Native Alaskans had occupied and, to all intents and purposes, owned for millennia was being snatched away from them. Hensley decided to fight back. In 1971, after years of Hensley's tireless lobbying, the United States government set aside 44 million acres and nearly $1 billion for use by Alaska's native peoples. Unlike their relatives to the south, the Alaskan peoples would be able to take charge of their economic and political destiny. The landmark decision did not come overnight and was certainly not the making of any one person. But it was Hensley who gave voice to the cause and made it real. Fifty Miles from Tomorrow is not only the memoir of one man; it is also a fascinating testament to the resilience of the Alaskan ilitqusiat, the Alaskan spirit.

Fifty Miles from Home

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780874174434
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

A collection of more than one hundred photographs depicting the rugged, beautiful landscape of northern Nevada and its fabled ranch culture is accompanied by an essay discussing the rhythms of the land and life on the Dufurrena family ranch.

Fifty Miles from Tomorrow

Author: William L. Iggiagruk Hensley
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 1429938749
Release Date: 2010-03-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Nunavut tigummiun! Hold on to the land! It was just fifty years ago that the territory of Alaska officially became the state of Alaska. But no matter who has staked their claim to the land, it has always had a way of enveloping souls in its vast, icy embrace. For William L. Iggiagruk Hensley, Alaska has been his home, his identity, and his cause. Born on the shores of Kotzebue Sound, twenty-nine miles north of the Arctic Circle, he was raised to live the traditional, seminomadic life that his Iñupiaq ancestors had lived for thousands of years. It was a life of cold and of constant effort, but Hensley's people also reaped the bounty that nature provided. In Fifty Miles from Tomorrow, Hensley offers us the rare chance to immerse ourselves in a firsthand account of growing up Native Alaskan. There have been books written about Alaska, but they've been written by Outsiders, settlers. Hensley's memoir of life on the tundra offers an entirely new perspective, and his stories are captivating, as is his account of his devotion to the Alaska Native land claims movement. As a young man, Hensley was sent by missionaries to the Lower Forty-eight so he could pursue an education. While studying there, he discovered that the land Native Alaskans had occupied and, to all intents and purposes, owned for millennia was being snatched away from them. Hensley decided to fight back. In 1971, after years of Hensley's tireless lobbying, the United States government set aside 44 million acres and nearly $1 billion for use by Alaska's native peoples. Unlike their relatives to the south, the Alaskan peoples would be able to take charge of their economic and political destiny. The landmark decision did not come overnight and was certainly not the making of any one person. But it was Hensley who gave voice to the cause and made it real. Fifty Miles from Tomorrow is not only the memoir of one man; it is also a fascinating testament to the resilience of the Alaskan ilitqusiat, the Alaskan spirit.

Miles From Home The Journey of a Lifetime

Author: Phillip L. Woods
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781504901734
Release Date: 2015-04-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Miles From Home is a deeply personal story and a narrative of the American dream. Born to a devoted mother and severely alcoholic father, Phillip Lee Woods was sent as an 11 year old to live with a taciturn grandfather on a lonely farm in Indiana’s countryside. Doing backbreaking chores from daybreak to dark and walking a long, deserted road to catch the bus, Woods’ school years were marked by toil, embarrassment about his circumstances, and a yearning to reunite with his mother and sister. Living in an isolated farmhouse with no indoor plumbing, no phone, and little heat, Woods and his grandfather helped each other to survive. These challenging early experiences helped the young Woods become a determined, perseverant man. Woods started out as a postal clerk, and despite not having a college education, he went on to found his own successful insurance business, Woods & Grooms, Inc. Along the way, he married his favorite post office patron and had a family of his own. His climb to ultimate success was riddled with many failures, including near bankruptcies and unsuccessful forays into raising horses and running a flight school. But more than a story of the American dream – of a man who, like many, started with nothing and went on to achieve success and serve his community- this is a love story, not just between Woods and his wife of more than 50 years, but between Woods and America. At the age of 66, he decided to walk across the country from east to west, determined to see its roads again close up and meet its inhabitants in person. He wanted to see the country not as politicians and lobbyists were formulating it, but see it as a land of individuals who had their own values, their own opinions. In 2010, Woods again walked across the Unites States, from north to south, a testament to what a stout heart, a devoted wife, and a few good pairs of sneakers could accomplish. This is the tale of a long, winding journey. Readers of Woods’ story respond to the at times heartbreakingly honest narrative, to the tale of a life of struggle, triumphs, failures, and tragedies, but most of all they are inspired by the can-do spirit of a man who insists we all keep moving.

35 Miles from Shore

Author: Emilio Corsetti III
Publisher: Odyssey Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0977897184
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

On May 2, 1970, a DC-9 jet with 57 passengers and a crew of six departed from New York's JFK International Airport en route to the tropical island of St. Maarten, but four hours and 34 minutes later the flight ended in the shark-infested waters of the Caribbean. It was, and remains, the only open-water ditching of a commercial jet. The subsequent rescue of survivors took nearly three hours and involved the coast guard, navy, and marines. This gripping account of that fateful day recounts what was happening inside the cabin, the cockpit, and the helicopters as the crews struggled against the weather and dwindling daylight to rescue the survivors, who had only their life vests and a lone escape chute to keep them afloat.

Spring 2011

Author: Logaranee Gunaratnam
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN:
Release Date: 2000
Genre:


928 Miles from Home

Author: Kim Slater
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN: 150984225X
Release Date: 2018-04-05
Genre:

A powerful novel from the multi-award-winning author of Smart and A Seven-Letter Word, Kim Slater.Fourteen year old Calum Brooks has big dreams. One day, he'll escape this boring life and write movies, proper ones, with massive budgets and A-list stars. For now though, he's stuck coping alone while his dad works away, writing scripts in his head and trying to stay 'in' with his gang of mates at school, who don't like new kids, especially foreign ones.But when his father invites his new Polish girlfriend and her son, Sergei, to move in, Calum's life is turned upside down. He's actually sharing a room with "the enemy!" How's he going to explain that to his mates? Yet when Calum is knocked down in a hit and run and breaks both legs, everything changes.Trapped at home, Calum and Sergei slowly start to understand each other, and even work together to investigate a series of break-ins at the local community centre. But Calum can't help feeling like Sergei's hiding something. Is he really trying to help, or cover up his own involvement in the crime?

Literary Nevada

Author: Cheryll Glotfelty
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 0874177596
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Literary Collections

The first comprehensive literature anthology of Nevada with over 200 selections from traditional Native American tales to contemporary writings on contemporary environmental concerns.

Miles from Ordinary

Author: Carol Lynch Williams
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429966580
Release Date: 2011-03-15
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

"Imagine Anna Quindlen or Sue Miller turning her attention to writing a young adult novel, and you have an idea what [Williams] has done for early teen readers..." --Audrey Couloumbis, author of the Newbery Honor Book Getting Close to Baby Thirteen-year-old Lacey wakes to a beautiful summer morning excited to begin her new job at the library, just as her mother is supposed to start work at the grocery store. Lacey hopes that her mother's ghosts have finally been laid to rest; after all, she seems so much better these days, and they really do need the money. But as the hours tick by and memories come flooding back, a day full of hope spins terrifyingly out of control.... "No one can get inside the head and heart of a 13-year-old girl better than Carol Lynch Williams, and I mean no one," said James S. Jacobs, Professor of Children's Literature at Brigham Young University, of her breakout novel, The Chosen One. Now this award-winning YA author brings us an equally gripping story of a girl who loves her mother, but must face the truth of what life with that mother means for both of them.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles San Francisco

Author: Jane Huber
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 9780897325080
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Travel

Bay Area parks and preserves offer a dramatic variety of landscapes, from rugged redwood-forested canyons to breezy coastal bluffs, grassy rolling hills to sunny chaparral-coated hillsides. Well-known destinations such as Point Reyes National Seashore, Mount Diablo State Park, Mount Tamalpais State Park, and many other more obscure jewels of the Bay Area park system are just a short drive from the heart of San Francisco. Completely updated and including several new hikes and a complete new map set, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco guides readers to a splendid assortment of trails in the nine counties surrounding one of the world's most beautiful cities. Whether hikers crave a quick and easy get-out-of-town stroll or a challenging day-long trek through wilderness, this book is the perfect trailblazer, for city natives and first-time visitors alike.

Riding Invisible

Author: Sandra Alonzo
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 9781423149217
Release Date: 2011-02-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Fifteen-year-old Yancy runs away from home on the night his brother viciously attacks his horse, Shy. With just a backpack, a flashlight, his horse, and a journal, Yancy takes to the California desert on a journey of self-discovery. There he will learn the hardships of being homeless, experience his first kiss, and meet a Mexican laborer, Tavo, who has a thing or two to teach him about life and love. Debut novelist Sandra Alonzo creates an honest portrait of a family dealing with mental disease.

50 Miles from Anywhere

Author: Michael Cayzer
Publisher: SRA Books
ISBN: 9780992948665
Release Date: 2015-10-09
Genre: Fiction

It could never happen here – or could it? Ever wondered what really goes on in the place where you live? What did happen to that kid in your class who disappeared and you never saw them again? Which street should you nip down for an evening’s supply of drugs, and where did they come from? What is the story behind that nice little girl who works in the tea-shop? When these questions come bubbling to the surface of a seemingly quiet little English town, no-one’s happy with the answers. Michael Cayzer’s new thriller chills from the very first page as it takes the reader on a desperate journey through failed lives, lost hopes and last chances.

My Odyssey My Country

Author: Cephas Sallem Kan Tardzer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469199283
Release Date: 2012-05-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author recollects his quest of a better future for himself, his family, and his native country stemming from ideals he obtained from his childhood Western education and conversion to the Christian faith. His hopes were thrwarated by Nigerias political and religious troubles resulting in his exile to America, then seeing his family broken time and again. Though forthrightly recalling these failures, their remain for the author: his faith in God, his love for his family and countrymen, and his hope for the future of both. These memoirs include some plactical advice for Nigeria that are based on the beginnings of his adopted United States of America. There is needed a Plymouth Rock type of partnership between government and an enterprising community of faith. From pioneering studies developed by the author and his friends, Cephas Tardzer explains how this can begin in Benue State. Duffel bag pictured on front cover is worn by the elders of the authors TIV tribe, symbolizing their responsibility for the welfare of the people.