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Author : Hampton Sides
ISBN : 030742474X
Genre : Travel
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Harley-Davidson bikers . . . Grand Canyon river rats. . . Mormon archaeologists . . . Spelling bee prodigies . . . For more than fifteen years, best-selling author and historian Hampton Sides has traveled widely across the continent exploring the America that lurks just behind the scrim of our mainstream culture. Reporting for Outside, The New Yorker, and NPR, among other national media, the award-winning journalist has established a reputation not only as a wry observer of the contemporary American scene but also as one of our more inventive and versatile practitioners of narrative non-fiction. In these two dozen pieces, collected here for the first time, Sides gives us a fresh, alluring, and at times startling America brimming with fascinating subcultures and bizarre characters who could live nowhere else. Following Sides, we crash the redwood retreat of an apparent cabal of fabulously powerful military-industrialists, drop in on the Indy 500 of bass fishing, and join a giant techno-rave at the lip of the Grand Canyon. We meet a diverse gallery of American visionaries— from the impossibly perky founder of Tupperware to Indian radical Russell Means to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. We retrace the route of the historic Bataan Death March with veterans from Sides’ acclaimed WWII epic, Ghost Soldiers. Sides also examines the nation that has emerged from the ashes of September 11, recounting the harrowing journeys of three World Trade Center survivors and deciding at the last possible minute not to "embed" on the Iraqi front-lines with the U.S. Marines. Americana gives us a sparkling mosaic of our country, in all its wild and poignant charm.

American Literature As World Literature

Author : Jeffrey R. Di Leo
ISBN : 9781501332289
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For better or worse, America lives in the age of "worlded†? literature. Not the world literature of nations and nationalities considered from most powerful and wealthy to the least. And not the world literature found with a map. Rather, the worlded literature of individuals crossing borders, mixing stories, and speaking in dialect. Where translation struggles to be effective and background is itself another story. The "worlded†? literature of the multinational corporate publishing industry where the global market is all. The essays in this collection, from some of the most distinguished figures in American studies and literature, explore what it means to consider American literature as world literature.

Multimedia Texts Set

Author : Janice Marcuccilli Strop
ISBN : 9781553793229
Genre : Education
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Today's multimedia, multimodal world necessitates literacy instruction that includes a variety of text forms (such as film, print, music, Internet, photographs). Strop and Carlson provide all types of learners with the lifelong tools they need to explore and interpret texts. This book will help teachers and students reach beyond printed texts to expand perspectives, understand different text forms and genres, make intertextual connections, and transcend strategy-based instruction. Multimedia Text Sets includes: -ideas for explicit teaching of how to read different forms and genres of texts. -real stories, which demonstrate the power of multiple literacies, from three teachers who incorporate multimedia text sets in their classrooms. -engaging ideas for instruction you can use to help develop your own students' reading/writing practices with a variety of text forms. -practical suggestions on how to create your own multimedia text sets. Contributors to this book are Holly Dionne, Richard Kuhnen, and Stephanie Reid.


Author : Don DeLillo
ISBN : 9783462316483
Genre : Fiction
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Der erste, bahnbrechende Roman von Don DeLillo – jetzt neu aufgelegt Mit achtundzwanzig Jahren hat der gut aussehende David Bell bereits Karriere in einer New Yorker Fernsehproduktionsfirma gemacht. Alle Skandale und Intrigen hat er zu seinen Gunsten zu nutzen verstanden. Bell wechselt sowohl Prinzipien als auch die eigene Identität, wie es die jeweilige Situation erfordert, und schützt sich selbst mit seinem ausgeprägten Zynismus. Doch eines Tages wird ihm klar, dass ihm die Wirklichkeit immer weiter entrückt. Der Versuch, sie wieder »einzufangen« – mit einer Kamera in der Hand auf der Reise durch Amerikas Mittleren Westen, auf der Suche nach dem Herzen des Landes –, gerät zu einem Fiasko, das ihn gnadenlos an seine Grenzen führt. Don DeLillos erster Roman, »Americana«, erschien 1971.

The New Yorker

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ISBN : NWU:35556035953306
Genre : Literature
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New York

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ISBN : NWU:35556035624469
Genre : New York (N.Y.)
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Blood And Thunder

Author : Hampton Sides
ISBN : UVA:X030108544
Genre : History
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Examines America's westward expansion, describing the forcible subjugation of Native American tribes, including the fierce battles against the Navajo which ended with a brutal siege at Canyon de Chelly and the "Long Walk" migration.

Library Journal

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ISBN : IND:30000093087132
Genre : Libraries
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Wenn Im Tal Der Mondbaum Bl Ht

Author : Madeleine Brent
ISBN : 3547715377
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Sieben Monde

Author : Marcus Sedgwick
ISBN : 9783423422505
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Von Romantik bis Mystery über Grauen und Suspense Eric und Merle lernen sich auf der abgelegenen Insel Blessed kennen, aber fast scheint es beiden, als wären sie alte Bekannte. Sind sie sich früher schon einmal begegnet? Marcus Sedgwick entführt uns auf eine Reise in die Vergangenheit durch sieben Zeitalter, und immer wieder treffen wir in jeder Epoche auf Eric und Merle, doch mal sehen wir sie als Mutter und Sohn, mal als alter Mann und Kind, dann als Geschwister, und schließlich begegnen wir ihnen wieder als Paar. Was verbindet diese zwei Menschen über den Tod hinaus? Was führt sie in jedem neuen Leben, in jedem neuen Zeitalter wieder zusammen?

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