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Mountain Road, Late at Night

Author : Alan Rossi

ISBN10 : 1529002346

Publisher : Pan Macmillan

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1343


Book Summary: 'Through sharply drawn characters, Rossi achieves a clear-eyed and poignant view of a family in crisis' Sydney Morning Herald A fatal car crash. A young boy orphaned. Who should now become his parents? Nicholas and April are driving home from a party when their car crashes on an empty road high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. As they lay on the roadside slowly dying, their four-year-old son, Jack, waits for them at home. In the days after their deaths, their grieving relatives begin to descend on the family home. There, they are forced to decide who will care for the child Nicholas and April left behind. Nicholas’s brother Nathaniel and his wife Stefanie aren’t ready to be parents, but Nicholas’s mother and father have issues of their own. And April’s mother Tammy is driving across the country to claim her grandson. Spanning a few traumatic days in the minds of each family member, this is a masterly portrait of grief, the pain of sudden loss and a family in utter crisis. Gripping, affecting and extremely accomplished, this unforgettable story asks one crucial question: what do you do when the worst happens?

Mountain Road

Author : Al Stotts

ISBN10 : 1532066767

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 360

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1549


Book Summary: Journalism professor Adam Colbert has come home to Albuquerque after a reporting career that took him all over the world. A nineteenth century adobe house with a mansard roof that he admired as a boy is now his home on Mountain Road. He loves the old neighborhood and the road that once connected Albuquerque with the Sandia Mountains. But some unwelcome new neighbors are the organizers of a twenty-week abortion ban initiative on the fall municipal election ballot. Adam’s journalism students write investigative stories about the initiative and its backers, which puts him in the crosshairs of a corrupt university regent who supports the anti-abortion campaign. Two women, one a young anti-fascist vagabond and the other a gorgeous and ambitious graduate student, enter his life and dramatically influence his political activism and his romantic experience.

Mountain Road

Author : Hoover Liddell

ISBN10 : 1462058612

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 358

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: In traversing the earth and living with the wilderness from Africa to the California Sierras, author Hoover Liddell came to realize the great energy of youth as we struggle to educate our planet and ourselves. Mountain Road is his journey of life and travel through the planet’s cities and towns as well as his time in San Francisco and living inside its schools. From a mountain road out of Africa, humankind continues its journey into a timeless universe. Human freedom is not dwelling in the past or the future but in the remarkableness and freshness of the present, where the adventure is. His journey from the Nigerian rainforests and desert across Africa through the Serengeti plains and the mountain road of Kilimanjaro takes him to the mountains of the Sierras. In his expeditions he discovers moments of vibrant energy and days of staying alive that are more profound than all the years of teaching in the schools. He finds the wilderness empowers us to find our own way and deepens our capabilities as we educate ourselves and the earth. Of what meaning is school or life itself if we are not serious and motivated for the adventure to educate the planet?

Deadly Mountain Trap

Author : Sharon Dunn,Sarah Varland

ISBN10 : 0369704274

Publisher : Harlequin

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1342


Book Summary: Caught in a killer's sights Mountain Captive by Sharon Dunn Private investigator Jude Trainor won’t give up on finding a kidnapped little girl—even after the suspect runs him off a mountain road and sends bullets his way. But when Lacey Conrad steps in to help Jude, the criminal sets his sights on her. Can Jude and Lacey outlast a snowstorm and a person who will stop at nothing to cover his tracks? Alaskan Mountain Murder by Sarah Varland Searching for her missing aunt in remote Alaska, Cassie Hawkins and her little boy are thrust into a killer’s sights. Now their only safe harbor is Jake Stone, the man she loved and left…but never told about their son. With the mountain trails hiding deadly mysteries, can Jake guard the woman he’s always loved—and the child he didn’t know he had?

Dead Mountain

Author : Donnie Eichar

ISBN10 : 1452129568

Publisher : Chronicle Books

Number of Pages : 288

Category : History

Viewed : 768


Book Summary: A New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller – What happened that night on Dead Mountain? The mystery of Dead Mountain: In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident—unexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent without proper clothing or shoes, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and elevated levels of radiation found on some of their clothes—have led to decades of speculation over what really happened. As gripping and bizarre as Hunt for the Skin Walker: This New York Times bestseller, Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, is a gripping work of literary nonfiction that delves into the mystery of Dead Mountain through unprecedented access to the hikers' own journals and photographs, rarely seen government records, dozens of interviews, and the author's retracing of the hikers' fateful journey in the Russian winter. You'll love this real-life tale: Dead Mountain is a fascinating portrait of young adventurers in the Soviet era, and a skillful interweaving of the hikers' narrative, the investigators' efforts, and the author's investigations. Here for the first time is the real story of what happened that night on Dead Mountain.

The Silverado Squatters

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 165

Category : Travel

Viewed : 302


Book Summary: "The Silverado Squatters" by Robert Louis Stevenson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Mountain Story

Author : Lori Lansens

ISBN10 : 0345809041

Publisher : Knopf Canada

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 919


Book Summary: Five days. Four hikers. Three survivors. From Lori Lansens, author of the national bestsellers Rush Home Road, The Girls and The Wife's Tale comes a gripping tale of adventure, sacrifice and survival in the unforgiving wilderness of a legendary mountain. On his 18th birthday, Wolf Truly takes the tramway to the top of the mountain that looms over Palm Springs, intending to jump to his death. Instead he encounters strangers wandering in the mountain wilderness, three women who will change the course of his life. Through a series of missteps he and the women wind up stranded, in view of the city below, but without a way down. They endure five days in freezing temperatures without food or water or shelter, and somehow find the courage to carry on. Wolf, now a grown man, has never told his son, or anyone, what happened on the mountain during those five days, but he can't put it off any longer. And in telling the story to his only child, Daniel, he at last explores the nature of the ties that bind and the sacrifices people will make for love. The mountain still has a hold on Wolf, composed of equal parts beauty and terror.

The Best of Knut Hamsun

Author : Knut Hamsun

ISBN10 :

Publisher : e-artnow

Number of Pages : 1729

Category : Literary Collections

Viewed : 437


Book Summary: Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited Knut Hamsun collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: Hunger Shallow Soil Pan Mothwise Look Back on Happiness Growth of the Soil Under the Autumn Star A Wanderer Plays On Muted Strings The Road Leads On

The Making of the President 1964

Author : Theodore H. White

ISBN10 : 0062024957

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 480

Category : Political Science

Viewed : 1631


Book Summary: “[White] revolutionized the art of political reporting.” —William F. Buckley A national bestseller, The Making of the President 1964 is the critically acclaimed account of the 1964 presidential campaign, from the assassination of JFK though the battle for power between Lyndon B. Johnson and Barry Goldwater. Author Theodore H. White made history with his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Making of the President series—detailed narrative histories that revolutionized the way presidential campaigns were reported. Now back in print with a new foreword by fellow Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, The Making of the President 1964 joins The Making of the President 1960, 1968, and 1972, as well as Theodore Sorensen’s Kennedy and other classics, in the burgeoning Harper Perennial Political Classics series.

Lifted to the Shoulders of a Mountain

Author : Pat Turner Mitchell

ISBN10 : 9780595880799

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 178

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 326


Book Summary: Lifted to the Shoulders of a Mountain is the personal story of two people, who live lives parallel to each other, before they become man and wife. The story includes their families, as they live after the American Revolution, during the Civil War, and when they move into the area now known as Little Switzerland, N. C. It is one that shows how people triumph over tragedy and the time in which they lived. Little Switzerland, founded in 1909, is a unique place in 2007. "Downtown" includes a post office, a store and cafe, with a connecting bookstore that has an eye-popping eclectic selection. It also has an historical inn with a walled cemetery attached. The cemetery speaks of the local people who live here now and were here before 1909. This book tells about some of their lives.

Baron Trump's Marvellous Underground Journey (Illustrated Edition)

Author : Ingersoll Lockwood

ISBN10 :

Publisher : e-artnow

Number of Pages : 210

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 762


Book Summary: "Baron Trump's Marvellous Underground Journey" is a novel from a Baron Trump series written by Ingersoll Lockwood. In this book, Baron sets on an adventure in the land of Transparent Folk, the land of ant people, and the Happy Forgetters land. All these lands are placed deep below the dirt in Russia. They dread remembering anything and will, like history, forget Baron Trump soon after he goes above ground.


Author : Ruskin Bond

ISBN10 : 8184751583

Publisher : Penguin UK

Number of Pages : 72

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 718


Book Summary: Bisnu finds how dangerous and lonely life can be for a boy who has to leave his home to earn money for his family. As he sets to work on the limestone quarries with the choking dust enveloping the beautiful mountain air, he longs for home more than ever.

The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair

Author : Todd Downs,Editors of Bicycling Magazine

ISBN10 : 1605294519

Publisher : Rodale Books

Number of Pages : 416

Category : Sports & Recreation

Viewed : 675


Book Summary: The fully revised and updated sixth edition of the best-selling guide to bike maintenance from the world's leading authority on cycling Whether they own the latest model or a classic with thousands of miles on it, beginner and experienced cyclists alike need a guide that will help them get their bikes out of the shop faster and keep them on the road longer. For more than 20 years, The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance & Repair has done just that. With troubleshooting sections to quickly identify and correct common problems, 450 photographs and 40 drawings to clarify all the step-by-step directions so even the complete neophyte can get repairs right the first time, and websites and phone numbers of bicycle and parts manufacturers, this is truly the ultimate bicycle repair and maintenance manual. Now better than ever, the newest edition contains the latest information on component kits and carbon fork specifications.

The Prairie Traveler

Author : Randolph B. Marcy

ISBN10 : 1629140309

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 352

Category : History

Viewed : 1364


Book Summary: The first and finest handbook for travelers of the Old American West. First published in 1859, The Prairie Traveler was the indispensable book for looking to follow the American dream, pull up stakes, head into the wilderness of the frontier, and build a new life out West. With the official blessing of the US War Department, Randolph Marcy, a captain in the US Army, published The Prairie Traveler as the ultimate guide for these pioneers, covering everything from the best way to move wagons over hostile terrain and what to pack, to describing over thirty-four different trails to be taken and the dangers one may face on the way. Captain Marcy also passes on the knowledge he gained from local Indian tribes, from how to cook and wage war to their subtle tribal differences and customs. The Prairie Traveler stands as an important piece of early American literature, and as a fascinating presentation of the now-lost Wild West: its perils, its rewards, and ultimately, the achievements of those who worked hard to survive. Captain Marcy’s guide remains the essential guide for those who wish to discover the trials and tribulations of the early pioneers of America, and it is an indispensable addition to any historical collection. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Army Life in a Black Regiment

Author : Thomas Wentworth Higginson

ISBN10 : 1101221666

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1642


Book Summary: A stirring account of wartime experiences from the leader of the first regiment of emancipated slaves Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a Unitarian minister, was a fervent member of new England's abolitionist movement, an active participant in the Underground Railroad, and part of a group that supplied material aid to John Brown before his ill-fated raid on Harpers Ferry. When the Civil War broke out, Higginson was commissioned as a colonel of the black troops training in the Sea Islands off the coast of the Carolinas. Shaped by American Romanticism and imbued with Higginson's interest in both man and nature, Army Life in a Black Regiment ranges from detailed reports on daily life to a vivid description of the author's near escape from cannon fire, to sketches that conjure up the beauty and mystery of the Sea Islands. This edition also features a selection of Higginson's essays, including "Nat Turner's Insurrection" and "Emily Dickinson's Letters." For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 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.

The Second Mountain

Author : David Brooks

ISBN10 : 0679645047

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1487


Book Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Everybody tells you to live for a cause larger than yourself, but how exactly do you do it? The author of The Road to Character explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world. “Deeply moving, frequently eloquent and extraordinarily incisive.”—The Washington Post Every so often, you meet people who radiate joy—who seem to know why they were put on this earth, who glow with a kind of inner light. Life, for these people, has often followed what we might think of as a two-mountain shape. They get out of school, they start a career, and they begin climbing the mountain they thought they were meant to climb. Their goals on this first mountain are the ones our culture endorses: to be a success, to make your mark, to experience personal happiness. But when they get to the top of that mountain, something happens. They look around and find the view . . . unsatisfying. They realize: This wasn’t my mountain after all. There’s another, bigger mountain out there that is actually my mountain. And so they embark on a new journey. On the second mountain, life moves from self-centered to other-centered. They want the things that are truly worth wanting, not the things other people tell them to want. They embrace a life of interdependence, not independence. They surrender to a life of commitment. In The Second Mountain, David Brooks explores the four commitments that define a life of meaning and purpose: to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and to a community. Our personal fulfillment depends on how well we choose and execute these commitments. Brooks looks at a range of people who have lived joyous, committed lives, and who have embraced the necessity and beauty of dependence. He gathers their wisdom on how to choose a partner, how to pick a vocation, how to live out a philosophy, and how we can begin to integrate our commitments into one overriding purpose. In short, this book is meant to help us all lead more meaningful lives. But it’s also a provocative social commentary. We live in a society, Brooks argues, that celebrates freedom, that tells us to be true to ourselves, at the expense of surrendering to a cause, rooting ourselves in a neighborhood, binding ourselves to others by social solidarity and love. We have taken individualism to the extreme—and in the process we have torn the social fabric in a thousand different ways. The path to repair is through making deeper commitments. In The Second Mountain, Brooks shows what can happen when we put commitment-making at the center of our lives.

Our campaign around Gettysburg

Author : John Lockwood

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 181

Category : History

Viewed : 1142


Book Summary: "Our campaign around Gettysburg" by John Lockwood. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Rocky Mountain Life

Author : R.B. Sage

ISBN10 : 5877887211

Publisher : Рипол Классик

Number of Pages : 363

Category : History

Viewed : 1844


Book Summary: Rocky Mountain Life Or, Startling Scenes and Perilous Adventures in the Far West, During an Expedition of Three Years.

The Canadian Rockies (Rough Guides Snapshot Canada)

Author : Rough Guides

ISBN10 : 0241290554

Publisher : Rough Guides UK

Number of Pages : 100

Category : Travel

Viewed : 1215


Book Summary: The Rough Guides Snapshot Canada: The Canadian Rockies is the ultimate travel guide to this area of Canada. It leads you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from hiking around Banff to mountain biking in Fernie, and driving the spectacular Icefields Parkway north to Jasper National Park. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot Canada: The Canadian Rockiescovers Kananaskis Country, Banff National Park, Banff, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, Jasper, Mount Robson Provincial Park, Yoho National Park, Kootenay National Park, The Columbia and Kootenay valleys, Fernie and Waterton Lakes National Park. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Canada, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around The Canadian Rockies, including accommodation, transport, food, drink, costs, health and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Canada. The Rough Guides Snapshot Canada: The Canadian Rockies is equivalent to 108 printed pages.

The Norwegian Fjords

Author : A. Heaton Cooper

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 1332

Category : Travel

Viewed : 1301


Book Summary: "The Norwegian Fjords" by A. Heaton Cooper. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.