The Road Behind Me
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|Author||: R. J. Cook|
It's been said a man falls in love an average of three times in his life. If that's an accurate assessment, it stands to reason two of those three must end in heartbreak. Author RjCook had the misfortune of experiencing two of his three heartaches before the age of twenty-both within the same year separated by only a few months. The Road behind Me narrates his story of lost love, a tale of a journey, and a late-in-life epiphany all predicated on a single deception that he lived with for the better part of forty years. This memoir tells how, from the summer of 1974 to the summer of 1975, he traveled from New Jersey to California to escape the pain of a broken heart, only to discover that distance did nothing to diminish his memories. A true story of the author's failed attempt to create a new life for himself, The Road behind Me shares the adventures he encountered almost a continent away from home. It's a story of growing up and falling in love in suburban New Jersey; of losing love and seeking refuge in the land of milk, honey, and Disney; and of returning home a defeated and forlorn road warrior-all during the time of peace and love, Woodstock, Nixon, and Vietnam.
|Author||: R. J. Cook|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
It's been said a man falls in love an average of three times in his life. If that's an accurate assessment, it stands to reason two of those three must end in heartbreak. Author RjCook had the misfortune of experiencing two of his three heartaches before the age of twenty - both within the same year separated by only a few months. The Road behind Me narrates his story of lost love, a tale of a journey, and a late-in-life epiphany all predicated on a single deception that he lived with for the better part of forty years. This memoir tells how, from the summer of 1974 to the summer of 1975, he traveled from New Jersey to California to escape the pain of a broken heart, only to discover that distance did nothing to diminish his memories. A true story of the author's failed attempt to create a new life for himself, The Road behind Me shares the adventures he encountered almost a continent away from home. It's a story of growing up and falling in love in suburban New Jersey; of losing love and seeking refuge in the land of milk, honey, and Disney; and of returning home a defeated and forlorn road warrior-all during the time of peace and love, Woodstock, Nixon, and Vietnam.
|Author||: Ted Simon|
Insightful, humorous and often moving, Simon recounts his 1,500-mile journey, much of it on foot, between his mother's origins in Germany and his father's roots in Romania. He enjoys a very personal entrée into the lives of those around him and learns unexpected lessons about his physical limitations. He makes surprising discoveries about his unknown father and, at the same time, attempts to grasp the reasons for the bitter conflict in Bosnia which is still raging on the edge of his trajectory.
|Author||: Greg Nolan|
|Editor||: Harbour Publishing|
In 1983, at nineteen, Greg Nolan was hired (reluctantly) by his older sister’s boyfriend—a treeplanting contractor based in Northern British Columbia. His crewmates didn’t know what to think of the wide-eyed kid whose mom drove him the 750 kilometres to hook up with his first job. But within a week, Nolan was hitting the thousand-trees-a-day mark. By the end of his first rookie season, he gained the status of top producer among a crew of extraordinary young men and women. Over the course of his twenty-seven-year career, he planted over two-and-a-half-million trees. Planting large numbers of trees, Nolan excelled at. Surviving in some of the more remote, isolated and technically challenging regions in BC and Alberta, that was trickier, often requiring resourcefulness... and luck. Nolan was stalked by a large black bear on his first contract near Purden Lake, BC. He all but lost his mind supervising his first project deep in the wilds of Northern Alberta. He was nearly mauled by grizzlies while tenting out in the wilds of Bute Inlet. Nolan survived hurricanes, landslides, hostile loggers, Woodstock-like tent camps, whirlwind romances, the madness of the subculture and life-threatening situations of nearly every conceivable kind. Despite many escapes, Nolan was not immune to tragedy and he grappled with guilt over his own indirect role in a multiple-fatality vehicle accident, throwing him into a deep depression. Only by returning to the challenge of planting trees in remote wilderness settings, did he manage to find peace. For Nolan, the job offered far more than mere financial reward; it opened the door to a world that very few people, especially those in urban centres, ever get the chance to experience. As he writes, “Shit tends to happen, with the craziest of frequency, when you place yourself in the path of a tribe of roaming treeplanters. The adventure never seems to play out the same way twice. You come together in the middle of some of the most remote and pristine wilderness on the planet, and once there... you live, work and experience things that will entertain your thoughts and haunt your memories for the rest of your days.” Hair-raising, cocky and a blast to read, Highballer is an exuberant record of a time in the silviculture arena when the industry was largely unregulated, and the wilderness was still wild.
|Author||: Betty Sibongile Dlamini|
A must read for single, married, divorced and all people from all walks of life, as it explores the issues taken for granted in relationships. by Ellen Chizema -Leicester England. A true testimony that Christ lives, listens, provides, protects, restores, forgives, heals, fulfills.by Zodwa Mkhonta Wolver Hampton, England. an inspiring book worth reading. .. showing God's power in action. By Thabani Motsa Simunye, Swaziland. This is an amazing story of God's faithfulness... through it all. Your faith will be spurred on to greater heights when you read this book. by Jean Ndlovu, Leicester, England.
|Author||: Felicia Tatum|
|Editor||: Felicia Tatum|
A war is starting... A prophecy she can’t ignore or deny has left Sadie Tabors stranded in the sorcery realm, Clorva. Five of the six original dark sorcerers are eager to defeat her and take over the world, but Sadie is determined to rid the universe of their evil. When Sadie meets the only competitor in the Sorcerer Wars, her life is forever changed. Confusion takes precedence as she fights to save Aiden from the tower with only a three day deadline. Will Myles Bailey be the partner and friend she needs or the distraction that will keep her from her goal? Will she be able to defeat The Five and rescue Aiden?
|Author||: Richard Denning|
|Editor||: Mercia Books|
Ties of blood … ties of land Some live for duty and honour. Some seek power, whilst others hear the siren calls of fame, glory or wealth. Some though, in whom the passions of youth have mellowed over time, heed strongest the pull of family ties. As the confrontation between rival kings, Aethelfrith and Edwin, draws closer, the two brothers Cerdic and Hussa both believe that the boy Hal is their son. Can the fate of one boy and the rivalry of estranged brothers influence more than their family? And if men have begun this strife, can women help bring resolution?
|Author||: Cormac McCarthy|
NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post
|Author||: Edward Castle|
From a poetic point of view, ride along as a young boy discovers the historical highs and lows of America while trying to make sense of his own family's convoluted history.
|Author||: Aileen Johnson|
In early April of 2015, my husband developed a fierce cough. On April 23rd, he was diagnosed with Stage Four lung cancer from which he died on May 19th. The cancer ravaged his body and his death was painful and traumatic.As Charlie was dying, and in the aftermath, friends, family and hospice workers - always with the best of intentions - gave me books on death and grief. None of these books helped me. Indeed, most of them frightened or confused me. I wanted to read simple words of comfort and encouragement and to be reassured that healing would one day be possible. I wanted advice that was honest but sensitive. I wanted to learn more about my new vulnerabilities without feeling weak and helpless. I wanted to understand the whole range of emotions that I might experience without feeling that the next stop was craziness.In short, I wanted to know that I would be okay one day and I needed to hear that from someone who had walked this road before me and who was okay. I wanted to hear this with gentleness, warmth, and maybe even a bit of quiet humor. This is the book that I wanted to read.
|Author||: Deborah Nelson|
|Editor||: Hachette UK|
In 2005, Deborah Nelson joined forces with military historian Nick Turse to investigate an extraordinary archive: the largest compilation of records on Vietnam-era war crimes ever to surface. The declassified Army papers were erroneously released and have since been pulled from public circulation. Few civilians have seen the documents. The files contain reports of more than 300 confirmed atrocities, and 500 other cases the Army either couldn't prove or didn't investigate. The archive has letters of complaint to generals and congressmen, as well as reports of Army interviews with hundreds of men who served. Far from being limited to a few bad actors or rogue units, atrocities occurred in every Army division that saw combat in Vietnam. Torture of detainees was routine; so was the random killing of farmers in fields and women and children in villages. Punishment for these acts was either nonexistent or absurdly light. In most cases, no one was prosecuted at all. In The War Behind Me Deborah Nelson goes beyond the documents and talks with many of those who were involved, both accusers and accused, to uncover their stories and learn how they deal with one of the most awful secrets of the Vietnam War.
|Author||: Cider Mill Press|
|Editor||: Cider Mill Press|
Stick it to ‘em! There’s so much in this world to aggravate us, and this book of bumper stickers—one per page, to peel off—is the perfect way to talk back. Put them on cars, desks, lockers, dorm rooms, anywhere there’s a surface: with plenty of memorably nasty (and funny!) sayings to choose from, you’re sure to find just the right insult to express both road and off-road rage. The topics range from rotten driving to sex, with such lines as: That’s not a haircut, it’s a cry for help and Stupidity is not a crime; you are free to go. Best of all, it’s an incredible value, with 96 stickers at only $14.95!
|Author||: Vincent Roth|