Author: Ina Caro
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Release Date: 2012-03-21
The Road from the Past is a unique new way of looking at France, looking at history, and looking at travel. In it, Ina Caro takes us on an unforgettable tour of France, traveling north through its beautiful regions and chronologically through its colorful history. We start in Provence, where the Roman Empire held sway, and then go to Languedoc to visit the sites that marked the Age of Faith following the Empire’s fall. Next is the Dordogne, where we experience the feudal Middle Ages, from Charlemagne and the Age of Chivalry to the life of Joan of Arc. Continuing north, we come to the château-studded Loire Valley, “the Valley of Kings,” where monarchs and nobles, as well as their charming mistresses, plotted for wealth and power. Finally, we reach the Île-de-France, surrounding Paris, where Louis XIV solidified his autocratic and imperialistic reign—as did Napoleon a century later With Ina Caro as an epicurean, knowledgeable, and delightfully opinionated guide, we can always be sure to find the most breathtaking vistas, the most extraordinary châteaux, the most inspiring cathedrals, the best meals. The Road from the Past takes us to where history unfolds—and then to a favorite spot for a picnic or a five-course dinner.
Author: Gabrielle Roy
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 1993
First published in French in 1966, The Road Past Altamont pierces to the heart of a child's world, craeting a delicate, yet substantial network of impressions, emotions, and relationships. In her writing, Gabrielle Roy allowed "nothing extraneous or false to stand," according to the translator, Joyce Marshall. The literary style of Roy, whose fiction reflects her childhood on the Canadian prairie, has often been compared to that of Willa Cather.øThe Road Past Altamont takes a sensitive French-Canadian girl, Christine, from childhood innocence to maturity. Four connected stories reveal profound moments during her early years in the vastness of Manitoba. Christine's testament to Grandmother's creative power, her great adventure with an old gentleman at Lake Winnipeg and her clandestine one with a crude family of movers, her journey through time and space with aging Maman?all these characters and events convey Gabrielle Roy's preoccupation with childhood and old age, the passage of time and mystery of change, and the artist's relation to the world.
Author: Christabel Bielenberg
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The Past is Myself Christabel Bielenberg, a niece of Lord Northcliffe, married a German lawyer in 1934. She lived through the war in Germany, as a German citizen under the horrors of Nazi rule and Allied bombings. The Past is Myself is her story of that experience - and an unforgettable portrait of an evil time. Published in the USA as When I Was a German. The Road Ahead Following the extraordinary success of her wartime memoir, The Past is Myself, Christabel Bielenberg received thousands of letters from readers begging her to describe what happened next. In The Road Ahead she continues her story with the outbreak of peace - a time of struggle for reconciliation with, and the rebuilding of, a defeated nation. She also tells of life in her newly adopted country, Ireland, her involvement with the Peace Women of Northern Ireland, and with characteristic modesty and gratitude, looks back on a rich, full life.
2nd Edition: Revised & Updated. My life is probably very similar to many and certainly most ordinary, yet the lure of what was outside the gate has always been strong... Like many, my youth included, broken bones, a nail through the hand, the odd black eye, tasting beer for the first time, and playing with mates in their attic, aspiring to be on ‘Opportunity Knocks’ (a talent show of the day)... From that audition tape to second-hand mohair suits, scooters, my further travels, and lots in-between these are the ‘Memories and Travels of a Small Town Boy’
One man’s chronicle of his road to recovery as he quits drinking, puts on sneakers, and sweats his way through sobriety. Caleb Daniloff never set out to be a marathoner. Then again, he never set out to be a drunk, either. But after years of sobriety, he puts on a pair of running shoes and starts down a path that will lead him to compete in marathons across the world on a journey of self-discovery. As he runs from Boston to Vermont to Moscow, Daniloff draws lessons from the road and confronts the most destructive period in his life, completing races in each of the cities where he once lived and wreaked havoc. With each step, Daniloff is forced to face his issues rather than maneuver around them. And as he moves forward, he connects with others who have also taken up running on their path to recovery. At once a memoir of addiction, healing, and pushing past your limitations, Running Ransom Road is ultimately the poignant story of one man’s trek to a better life, one mile at a time—and “his captivating narrative describes a journey of personal redemption that, fortunately for us, he is willing to share” (Frank Shorter, Olympic marathon gold medalist). “Running Ransom Road is Caleb Daniloff’s unblinking, ultimately triumphant account of his journey from mean, hopeless drunk back to humanity and himself—through distance running. It’s a searing tale of spiritual redemption—one marathon, one mile, one brave, difficult step at a time.” —Steve Friedman, coauthor of New York Times bestseller Eat & Run and author of the memoir Lost on Treasure Island
Author: Meir Hemmo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2012-09-20
Time asymmetric phenomena are successfully predicted by statistical mechanics. Yet the foundations of this theory are surprisingly shaky. Its explanation for the ease of mixing milk with coffee is incomplete, and even implies that un-mixing them should be just as easy. In this book the authors develop a new conceptual foundation for statistical mechanics that addresses this difficulty. Explaining the notions of macrostates, probability, measurement, memory, and the arrow of time in statistical mechanics, they reach the startling conclusion that Maxwell's Demon, the famous perpetuum mobile, is consistent with the fundamental physical laws. Mathematical treatments are avoided where possible, and instead the authors use novel diagrams to illustrate the text. This is a fascinating book for graduate students and researchers interested in the foundations and philosophy of physics.
Ashlie worked hard to make detective. She wasn't about to let some crackpot take it away from her. She knew she had to come clean with Skyler. Her past had come back to haunt her. The phone calls and now the bloody shirt.
Do you spend hours a week on the road? Are you constantly on the go? Then Duane Watkins would like to invite you to join him on a journey of a lifetime. Lessons from the Road: A Journey to a Closer Relationship with God will take you on the road, point you in the right direction, and then guide you into the presence of God. Truck-driving pastor Duane Watkins' compilation of short, precise devotionals uses travel metaphors to illuminate the path to God for the man or woman on the go. Bringing his readers to grips with broken hearts and teaching them to find healing in the fact that they are not worthy of God's love and grace except through the shed blood of Jesus, his lessons are simple yet potent for the everyday man. Readers of all backgrounds, occupations, and ages will discover the acceptance God offers as they learn the Lessons from the Road.
This manuscript is one of kind, nothing has ever been written like it before, the story begins in 1941 with the first memory I can date and what I remember and explains why I grew up so completely different from the majority of other children that I went to school with. I begin in Petaluma California as a small boy and continue through the years telling of the hardships, struggles and sorrows my family and relatives faced as they worked and camped in the different orchards on Highway 99 or the 101 and barely making enough money to feed them and buy gas to the next job. Then during the winter each year Dad worked on chicken ranches or such until the spring when we would start all over again. That happened until the summer of 1949 when my family settled in Yountville California and where the story ends when I joined the Navy at age seventeen on the 18th of January 1955.