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BLUE HIGHWAYS Revisited ebook ISBN: 0826219691
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Author: Edgar I. Ailor,William Least Heat-Moon
Number of Pages: 322 
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Media Kit In 1978, William Least Heat-Moon made a 14,000-mile journey on the back roads of America, visiting 38 states along the way. In 1982, the popular Blue Highways, which chronicled his adventures, was published. Three decades later, Edgar Ailor III and his son, Edgar IV, retraced and photographed Heat-Moon’s route, culminating in Blue Highways Revisited, released for publication on the thirtieth anniversary of Blue Highways. A foreword by Heat-Moon notes, “The photographs, often with amazing accuracy, capture my verbal images and the spirit of the book. Taking the journey again through these pictures, I have been intrigued and even somewhat reassured that America is changing not quite so fast as we often believe. The photographs, happily, reveal a recognizable continuity – but for how much longer who can say – and I'm glad the Ailors have recorded so many places and people from Blue Highways while they are yet with us. Through illustrative photography and text, Ailor and his son capture once more the local color and beauty of the back roads, cafes, taverns, and people of Heat-Moon’s original trek. Almost every photograph in Blue Highways Revisited is referenced to a page in the original work. With side-by-side photographic comparisons of eleven of Heat-Moon’s characters, this new volume reflects upon and develops the memoir of Heat-Moon’s cross-country study of American culture and spirit. Photographs of Heat-Moon’s logbook entries, original manuscript pages, Olympia typewriter, Ford van, and other artifacts also give readers insight into Heat-Moon’s approach to his trip. Discussions with Heat-Moon about these archival images provide the reader insight into the travels and the writing of Blue Highways that only the perspective of the author could provide. Blue Highways Revisited reaffirms that the "blue highway" serves as a romantic symbol of the free and restless American spirit, as the Ailors lose themselves to the open road as Heat-Moon did thirty years previously. This book reminds readers of the insatiable attraction of the “blue highway”—“But in those brevities just before dawn and a little after dusk—times neither day or night—the old roads return to the sky some of its color. Then, in truth, they carry a mysterious cast of blue, and it's that time when the pull of the blue highway is strongest, when the open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself” (Introduction to Blue Highways).

Blue Highways

Blue Highways ebook ISBN: 0316218545
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: William Least Heat-Moon
Number of Pages: 420 
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Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at all-only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.


Writing BLUE HIGHWAYS ebook ISBN: 0826273254
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Author: William Least Heat-Moon
Number of Pages: 176 
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Winner, Distinguished Literary Achievement, Missouri Humanities Council, 2015 The story behind the writing of the best-selling Blue Highways is as fascinating as the epic trip itself. More than thirty years after his 14,000-mile, 38-state journey, William Least Heat-Moon reflects on the four years he spent capturing the lessons of the road trip on paper—the stops and starts in his composition process, the numerous drafts and painstaking revisions, the depressing string of rejections by publishers, the strains on his personal relationships, and many other aspects of the toil that went into writing his first book. Along the way, he traces the hard lessons learned and offers guidance to aspiring and experienced writers alike. Far from being a technical manual, Writing Blue Highways: The Story of How a Book Happenedis an adventure story of its own, a journey of “exploration into the myriad routes of heart and mind that led to the making of a book from the first sorry and now vanished paragraph to the last words that came not from a graphite pencil but from a letterpress in Tennessee.” Readers will not find a collection of abstract formulations and rules for writing; rather, this book gracefully incorporates examples from Heat-Moon’s own experience. As he explains, “This story might be termed an inadvertent autobiography written not by the traveler who took Ghost Dancing in 1978 over the byroads of America but by a man only listening to him. That blue-roadman hasn’t been seen in more than a third of a century, and over the last many weeks as I sketched in these pages, I’ve regretted his inevitable departure.” Filtered as the struggles of the “blue-roadman” are through the awareness of someone more than thirty years older with a half dozen subsequent books to his credit, the story of how his first book “happened” is all the more resonant for readers who may not themselves be writers but who are interested in the tricky balance of intuitive creation and self-discipline required for any artistic endeavor.

Exploring Blue Highways

Exploring Blue Highways ebook ISBN: 9780807734742
Author: JoBeth Allen,Marilynn Cary,Lisa Delgado
Number of Pages: 230 
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Detailing an examination of language, literacy and school reform, this work provides an inside view of how teacher research and reform can positively change both teachers and students, making then better readers, writers and learners.

Refiguring the Map of Sorrow

Refiguring the Map of Sorrow ebook ISBN: 9780813920658
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Author: Mark Christopher Allister
Number of Pages: 199 
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This study brings together the genres of autobiography and environmental literature. It examines a form of grief narrative in which writers deal with mourning by standing outside the text in writing about the natural world, and inside it in making that exposition part of the grieving process.

Neck Tales

Neck Tales ebook ISBN: 1883911869
Publisher: Brandylane Publishers Inc
Author: Thea Marshall
Number of Pages: 120 
File: neck-tales.pdf
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Contains stories first broadcast on NPR.

Grandes Plaines

Grandes Plaines ebook ISBN: 2842306201
Publisher: Éditions Hoëbeke
Author: Ian Frazier
Number of Pages: 288 
File: grandes-plaines.pdf
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L’Ouest? Le mythe américain par excellence, nimbé du halo doré des légendes, magnifié par le western. Certes. Mais aussi, aujourd’hui, un vaste 'nulle part' à l’abandon, que l’on survole en allant d’un point à un autre. Et où l’on stocke l’arsenal nucléaire. Rien que cela, vraiment? Que nous dit encore, et dit de nous, l’Ouest américain? Pour en avoir le cœur net, Ian Frazier, journaliste star du New Yorker, homme de l’Est par excellence, à l’œil aigu et à l’humour ravageur, fasciné enfant par les 'shows' télévisés, décide à trente et un ans de s’installer dans le Montana. Début d’un immense voyage dans les archives et par les routes, de la maison abandonnée de Bonnie et Clyde, dernier témoin de leur cavale, à la cabane de Sitting Bull, en passant par les lieux des crimes chroniqués par Truman Capote dans De sang-froid – 25 000 miles d’une exploration, entre légendes et réalité, d’un territoire hors norme où les étendues sauvages et anonymes disent tour à tour la force et la fragilité du rêve américain.

Fresh Air Fiend

Fresh Air Fiend ebook ISBN: 9780618126934
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Paul Theroux
Number of Pages: 466 
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The travel writer shares his essays on a host of his favorite destinations, including Hong Kong, Maine, Africa, and the Pacific islands.

Seagulls And Camels...

Seagulls And Camels... ebook ISBN: 1450098207
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Douglas D. Hubbard
Number of Pages: 502 
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Seagulls And Camels, And Other Tales That Touch The Heart is a delightful montage of a lifetime of stories, reflections, and observations by the author on his way to becoming an octogenarian (a person who is in his eighties). It is a feel-good book for replaced, unhurried, recreational reading, and readers will appreciate the author's intentional avoidance of politics, gloom and doom, confrontational or divisive issues of any kind, or the advocating of any sort of "causes". This book is for sheer time-out enjoyment.

Jim Glass

Jim Glass ebook ISBN: 9782844921291
Author: Tony Earley
Number of Pages: 248 
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Analyse : Roman familial.

The Natural Gas Industry in Appalachia

The Natural Gas Industry in Appalachia ebook ISBN: 078649154X
Publisher: McFarland
Author: David A. Waples
Number of Pages: 377 
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The large scale, practical uses of natural gas were initially introduced by innovators Joseph Pew and George Westinghouse for the steel and glass industries in Pittsburgh, and local gas companies evolved from individual wells to an interstate supply network acquired by Rockefeller’s Standard Oil interests. Natural gas is now a prevalent part of American markets and with the production from the Marcellus shale is filling the critical void left by a lack of new coal, oil, and nuclear power facilities. This vital American enterprise began in the Appalachian states as an accidental and underestimated byproduct of the oil rush of 1859. This book explores the evolution and significance of the natural gas industry to the present day.

English Journal

English Journal ebook ISBN:
Author: N.A
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Tales From The Trips

Tales From The Trips ebook ISBN: 1462019641
Publisher: iUniverse
Author: Robert J. Bresky, Jr.
Number of Pages: 152 
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Back Cover Copy: What Authonomy authors and readers are saying about Tales From The Trips: --You Rock! --Great story-telling --Fun read --Amusing --Well crafted and polished --Fascinating --Conversational tone --Warm and compelling

Collected Poems

Collected Poems ebook ISBN: 0819573426
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Author: Joseph Ceravolo
Number of Pages: 596 
File: collected-poems.pdf
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Like an underground river, the astonishing poems of Joseph Ceravolo have nurtured American poetry for fifty years, a presence deeply felt but largely invisible. Collected Poems offers the first full portrait of Ceravolo’s aesthetic trajectory, bringing to light the highly original voice that was operating at an increasing remove from the currents of the time. From a poetics associated with Frank O’Hara and John Ashbery to an ever more contemplative, deeply visionary poetics similar in sensibility to Zen and Dante, William Blake and St. John of the Cross, this collection shows how Ceravolo’s poetry takes on a direct, quiet lyricism: intensely dedicated to the natural and spiritual life of the individual. As Ron Silliman notes, Ceravolo’s later work reveals him to be “one of the most emotionally open, vulnerable and self-knowing poets of his generation.” Many new pieces, including the masterful long poem “The Hellgate,” are published here for the first time. This volume is a landmark edition for American poetry, and includes an introduction by David Lehman.

Roads to Quoz

Roads to Quoz ebook ISBN: 0316040185
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: William Least Heat-Moon
Number of Pages: 592 
File: roads-to-quoz.pdf
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About a quarter century ago, a previously unknown writer named William Least Heat-Moon wrote a book called Blue Highways. Acclaimed as a classic, it was a travel book like no other. Quirky, discursive, endlessly curious, Heat-Moon had embarked on an American journey off the beaten path. Sticking to the small places via the small roads -- those colored blue on maps -- he uncovered a nation deep in character, story, and charm. Now, for the first time since Blue Highways, Heat-Moon is back on the backroads. Roads to Quoz is his lyrical, funny, and touching account of a series of American journeys into small-town America.

Teaching Multiwriting

Teaching Multiwriting ebook ISBN: 9780809327546
Publisher: SIU Press
Author: Robert L. Davis,Mark F Shadle
Number of Pages: 226 
File: teaching-multiwriting.pdf
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This innovative volume proposes a reinvention of composition and rhetoric training with multiwriting, an alternative, open approach to composing that spans genres, media, disciplines, and cultures.

Rediscovering America

Rediscovering America ebook ISBN: 141163389X
Author: Brian W. Fairbanks
Number of Pages: 92 
File: rediscovering-america.pdf
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What is an American? Our diversity makes us unique. It also makes us strong. But from Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin to Ronald Reagan and James Baldwin, those born and raised in the land of the free share some common traits. Who exemplifies and who betrays America's promise? The three controversial essays in REDISCOVERING AMERICA ("America and the Perfectibility of Man," "James Baldwin: Loving and Leaving America," and "The Pattern American") examine the character of the United States as expressed in the writings of Crevecoeur, Benjamin Franklin, James Baldwin and other significant American figures. A history lesson as sophisticated as it is succinct.

The Audacity of Hops

The Audacity of Hops ebook ISBN: 1613743963
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Author: Tom Acitelli
Number of Pages: 416 
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Charting the birth and growth of craft beer across the United States, Tom Acitelli offers an epic, story-driven account of one of the most inspiring and surprising American grassroots movements. In 1975, there was a single craft brewery in the United States; today there are more than 2,000. Now this once-fledgling movement has become ubiquitous nationwide—there's even a honey ale brewed at the White House. This book not only tells the stories of the major figures and businesses within the movement, but it also ties in the movement with larger American culinary developments. It also charts the explosion of the mass-market craft beer culture, including magazines, festivals, home brewing, and more. This entertaining and informative history brims with charming, remarkable stories, which together weave a very American business tale of formidable odds and refreshing success.

Uneasy Rider

Uneasy Rider ebook ISBN: 9780679416715
Publisher: VNR AG
Author: Mike Bryan
Number of Pages: 349 
File: uneasy-rider.pdf
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The author of If at First offers an entertaining, insightful travelogue on life on America's interstate highways, detailing the people and places that he encounters as he heads west across Texas, through New Mexico and Arizona, to the City of Angels. 20,000 first printing. Tour.