Heroes of the Frontier

Heroes of the Frontier
Author: Dave Eggers
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780735272460
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Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A captivating, often hilarious novel of family, loss, wilderness, and the curse of a violent America, Dave Eggers’s Heroes of the Frontier is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure. Josie and her children’s father have split up, she’s been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she’s grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée’s family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: They see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonfire, and they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization. A tremendous new novel from the bestselling author of The Circle, Heroes of the Frontier is the darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness.

Heroes of the Frontier

Heroes of the Frontier
Author: Dave Eggers
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780451493811
Available:
Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale — On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King… Deeply affecting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction A captivating, often hilarious novel of family and wilderness from the bestselling author of The Circle, this is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure. Josie and her children’s father have split up, she’s been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she’s grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée’s family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: They see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonfire, and they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization. A tremendous new novel from the best-selling author of The Circle, Heroes of the Frontier is the darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness.

Heroes of the Frontier

Heroes of the Frontier
Author: Dave Eggers
Pages: 383
ISBN: 9780241979051
Available:
Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER 'The mirror image of Eggers's brilliantly dystopian The Circle... [A] state of the nation novel, cleansing the spirit and lifting the heart' Guardian A hilarious and heart-warming misadventure through modern America: it's time for the family vacation... Josie's life is falling apart - lawsuits raining down, her business down the drain and a feckless husband long gone - so she gathers up her two kids and lights out for the wilderness. The Alaskan wilderness, to be specific. This is a story about the trip of a lifetime. It involves one battered old RV, one highly sensitive eight year old boy, one fearless and hyperactive five year old girl, several forest fires, a large supply of pinot noir, and a deeply misguided sense of optimism. It may well be that things don't turn out quite as Josie expected - but then again, some of the best places in the world are found at the end of a road you didn't mean to take... Heroes of the Frontier is an uproariously funny portrait of modern America and the modern family, an entirely contemporary novel gleaming with Dave Eggers' trademark intelligence and originality.

Heroes of the Age

Heroes of the Age
Author: David B. Edwards
Pages: 307
ISBN: 9780520200630
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Release: 1996-10-02
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Edwards contends that Afghanistan's troubles derive less from foreign forces and the ideological divisions between groups than they do from the moral incoherence of Afghanistan itself.

The Parade

The Parade
Author: Dave Eggers
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780735277533
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Release: 2019-03-19
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From a beloved author, a spare, powerful story of two men, Western contractors sent to work far from home, tasked with paving a road to the capital in a dangerous and largely lawless country. Four and Five are partners, working for the same company, sent without passports to a nation recovering from ten years of civil war. Together, operating under pseudonyms and anonymous to potential kidnappers, they are given a new machine, the RS-90, and tasked with building a highway that connects the country's far-flung villages with the capital. Four, nicknamed "The Clock," is one of the highway's most experienced operators, never falling short of his assigned schedule. He drives the RS-90, stopping only to sleep and eat the food provided by the company. But Five is an agent of chaos: speeding ahead on his vehicle, chatting and joking with locals, eating at nearby bars and roadside food stands, he threatens the schedule, breaks protocol, and endangers the work that they must complete in time for a planned government parade. His every action draws Four's ire, but when illness, corruption, and theft compromise their high-stakes mission, Four and Five discover danger far greater than anything they could pose to one another.

The Circle

The Circle
Author: Dave Eggers
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780345808608
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Release: 2013-10-08
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

LONGLISTED 2015 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, bestselling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

The Red Blooded

The Red Blooded
Author: Edgar Beecher Bronson
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9783752370430
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Release: 2020-07-30
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reproduction of the original: The Red Blooded by Edgar Beecher Bronson

What Can a Citizen Do

What Can a Citizen Do
Author: Dave Eggers
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781452176338
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Release: 2018-09-11
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Obligatory reading for future informed citizens." —The New York Times "[This] charming book provides examples and sends the message that citizens aren't born but are made by actions taken to help others and the world they live in." –The Washington Post Empowering and timeless, What Can a Citizen Do? is the latest collaboration from the acclaimed duo behind the bestselling Her Right Foot: Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris. This is a book for today's youngest readers about what it means to be a citizen. This is a book about what citizenship—good citizenship—means to you, and to us all.

Black Frontiers

Black Frontiers
Author: Lillian Schlissel
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780689833151
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Release: 2000-02-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Focuses on the experiences of blacks as mountain men, soldiers, homesteaders, and scouts on the frontiers of the American West.

Book Club

Book Club
Author: Dave Eggers
Pages: 385
ISBN: OCLC:1001475157
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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King of the Wild Frontier

King of the Wild Frontier
Author: Davy Crockett
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780486137742
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Release: 2012-07-04
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This easy-reading autobiography of bear hunting and Indian fighting — written in 1834, two years before Crockett met his fate at the Alamo — popularized tall tales of the frontier.

Your Fathers Where Are They And the Prophets Do They Live Forever

Your Fathers  Where Are They  And the Prophets  Do They Live Forever
Author: Dave Eggers
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780345809612
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Release: 2014-06-17
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Dave Eggers, bestselling author of The Circle, a tightly-controlled, emotionally searching novel. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? is the formally daring, brilliantly executed story of one man, struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the only way he knows how. In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at his chain. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologizes. He didn't want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn't answer his messages. And now, if Kev can just stop yelling, Thomas has a few questions.

Women of the Frontier

Women of the Frontier
Author: Brandon Marie Miller
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781613740002
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Release: 2013-02-01
Editor: Chicago Review Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1849 Luzena Wilson set out for California in a covered wagon with her husband and two little boys, hungry to join the tide of gold seekers. Like thousands of others, Luzena undertook the nearly 2,000 mile journey to an unknown land, where she'd rise from flood and fire, a survivor of the wild frontier. From months on the trail to life in a sod hut, western women adapted to their new lives and found beauty in the rugged, often dangerous landscape. They helped tame the Wild West as they farmed, ranched, kept shops, founded libraries and churches, staffed schools, and won the right to vote. Using journal entries and letters home, author Brandon Marie Miller lets the women speak for themselves in tales of courage, enduring spirit, and adventure. Meet women such as homesteader Miriam Colt, entrepreneur Clara Brown, army wife Frances Grummond, naturalist Martha Maxwell, missionary Narcissa Whitman, and political rabble-rouser Mary Lease. Women of the Frontier also recounts the impact pioneers had on those who were already living in the region. As white settlers gobbled up the lands of Native Americans and people of Spanish descent, the clash of cultures brought pain to many including Rachel Plummer and Cynthia Ann Parker, and spearheaded the work of Susette la Flesche and Sarah Winnemucca, who fought the government's treatment of American Indians.

The Not So Wild Wild West

The Not So Wild  Wild West
Author: Terry Lee Anderson,Peter Jensen Hill
Pages: 263
ISBN: 0804748543
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Release: 2004
Editor: Stanford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cooperation, not conflict, is emphasized in a study that casts America's frontier history as a place in which local people helped develop the legal framework that tamed the West.

The Lifters

The Lifters
Author: Dave Eggers
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781524764197
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Release: 2019-04-30
Editor: Yearling
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Twelve-year-old Gran and his new friend, Catalina, journey underground to defeat a strange force that threatens their town, Carousel.

The Frontier Complex

The Frontier Complex
Author: Kyle J. Gardner
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781108840590
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Release: 2021-01-21
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reveals how British imperial border-making in the Himalayas transformed a crossroads into a borderland and geography into politics.

Harriet Robinson Scott

Harriet Robinson Scott
Author: Duchess Harris,Samantha S Bell
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781532172939
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Release: 2019-08
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Harriet Robinson Scott was an enslaved woman who fought for her right to freedom. Harriet and her husband, Dred Scott, sued their slaveholder. They brought their case all the way to the US Supreme Court. Harriet Robinson Scott: From the Frontier to Freedom explores Harriet's life and legacy. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Black Heroes of the Wild West

Black Heroes of the Wild West
Author: Ruth Pelz
Pages: 55
ISBN: 0940880261
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Release: 1990
Editor: Open Hand Publishing, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Biographical sketches of nine African American pioneers.

Here s to the Ladies

Here s to the Ladies
Author: Carla Kelly
Pages: 259
ISBN: 9780875655642
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Release: 2013-05-31
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Carla Kelly wants to tell the truth, to discard myths about the U.S. Army during the Indian Wars. This collection of nine stories set in the era of the frontier army gives an entertaining and educational glimpse into a world not often explored in fiction. “Kathleen Flaherty’s Long Winter” weaves a tale of an Irish woman who has no choice but to marry a man she barely knows after the death of her husband leaves her penniless. She struggles with isolation and the cruelty of the others in the fort because of her rapid marriage. In the end, hers is a story of loss, love, and survival. But these are not all love stories. In “Mary Murphy” one soldier reflects about the hard life of a laundress. “A Season for Heroes” tells of a buffalo soldier named Ezra Freeman, a true hero to one officer’s family. The collection concludes with “Jesse MacGregor.” The narrator, John, looks back on an Apache attack in the desert. After his detail’s captain is killed and John is injured, authority falls to surgeon Jesse MacGregor. The account of their struggle to fight hunger, thirst, the elements, and of course, the Apaches, is mesmerizing. Kelly does not leave comedy out of her collection. “Fille de Joie” is a charming story of a married couple reunited after an almost two-year separation. The wife is arrested after the two make too much noise during their afternoon tryst. She is charged with being a fille de joie, and the comedy ensues. Kelly’s work will find an audience among those interested in feminist literature, American history, fiction, and nonfiction.

The Red Blooded Heroes of the Frontier

The Red Blooded Heroes of the Frontier
Author: Edgar Beecher Bronson
Pages: 270
ISBN: EAN:4064066162375
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Release: 2019-12-19
Editor: Good Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier" by Edgar Beecher Bronson. 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.