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The Long Haul A Trucker S Tales Of Life On The Road

Author : Finn Murphy
ISBN : 9780393608724
Genre : Transportation
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A long-haul mover’s rollicking account of life out on the Big Slab. More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people’s belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy. In The Long Haul, Murphy offers a trucker’s-eye view of America on the move. Going far beyond the myth of the American road trip, he whisks readers down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. As he crisscrosses the country, Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades, from the hollowing-out of small towns to changing tastes in culture and home furnishings. Some 40 million Americans move each year, and very few have any idea what they’re getting into or the kind of person to whom they are relinquishing their worldly goods. The Long Haul is also a behind-the-scenes look at the moving industry, revealing what really happens when we call in “the movers.” Through it all, Murphy tells poignant, funny, and often haunting stories of the people he encounters on the job: a feisty hoarder in New Hampshire; a Virginia homeowner raging when Murphy’s truck accidentally runs down a stand of trees; an ex-banker in Colorado who treats Finn and his crew with undisguised contempt; a widow who needs Murphy to bring her archeologist husband’s remains and relics to a Navajo burial ceremony in New Mexico. These experiences inspire Finn’s memorable reflections on work, class, and the bonds we form with the things we own and the places we live. Brimming with personality and filled with great characters, The Long Haul is a resonant portrait of the enduring appeal of manual labor in the dark underbelly of the American Dream.

The Long Haul

Author : Myles Horton
ISBN : 0807737003
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Myles Horton traces the history of the Highlander Folk School, exploring how the school has influenced notable figures in the civil rights movement, including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Eleanor Roosevelt, and discusses how the school has served as a catalyst for social change.

The Long Haul

Author : Jeff Kinney
ISBN : 1410498700
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The Heffley family road trip starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns--with everything from a fender bender to crazed seagulls--but even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure, and this is one the Heffleys won't soon forget.

In For The Long Haul

Author : William B. Friedricks
ISBN : 9781587299179
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Reprint. Originally published in 2003 by Iowa State Press.

Clark Howard S Living Large For The Long Haul

Author : Clark Howard
ISBN : 9781101609866
Genre : Business & Economics
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The follow-up to Clark Howard's #1 New York Times bestseller, Living Large in Lean Times, offers no-nonsense financial tips for achieving lifelong prosperity Americans from all walks of life are still feeling the roller-coaster effects of the Great Recession. For many, home values are still too low and unemployment is still too high. Others have prospered despite the ups and downs. In Clark Howard’s Living Large for the Long Haul, the renowned broadcaster examines our new paradigm through the eyes of those whose financial portfolios have beaten the odds, and those whose economic situation has gone off course. Through these fascinating personal accounts, readers uncover amazing opportunities and smart decisions, finding advantages in bleak times for lasting payoffs in the long run.

Persian Studies In North America

Author : Mehdi Marashi
ISBN : 093634735X
Genre : Reference
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Thirty-two articles by leading scholars on the state of the study of Persian literature. Four of the articles are in Persian. These articles were dedicated to Professor Mohammad Ali Jazayery upon his retirement.

J B Hunt The Long Haul To Success

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ISBN : 1610752112
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The Long Haul

Author : Amanda Stern
ISBN : 9781497679542
Genre : Fiction
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A college-aged alcoholic and his codependent girlfriend and their “relationship” are examined through the course of six years. He’s a musician with a decent-sized local following. She’s an on-again, off-again college student that loves both his problematic daily life as well as his on-stage persona that seems to have everything in order. The two drive through an ice storm, kidnap an abandoned girl, and break into a house—as they work through their relationship issues. Coming of age meets road trip with truly interesting characters.

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary

Author : Jeff Kinney
ISBN : 9781683351931
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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GO ON A MOVIE-MAKING JOURNEY OF EPIC PROPORTIONS IN THE WIMPY KID MOVIE DIARY: THE NEXT CHAPTER Making a movie is a lot like going on a road trip. There are twists and turns and lots of surprises along the way. Hit the road with author and illustrator Jeff Kinney and get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the latest 20th Century Fox movie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. Find out what it takes to film a flock of seagulls invading a minivan. Learn about a robot pig and an animatronic three-year-old. And discover everything that goes into making a feature film. Complete with exclusive set photos, storyboards, and original cartoons by Jeff Kinney, The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter is the perfect book for anyone who’s ever wondered how a movie gets made. But buckle up: You’re in for a wild ride!

Ten Commandments For The Long Haul

Author : Daniel Berrigan
ISBN : 9781606085189
Genre : Religion
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I have a sense that the times themselves, apart from more or less deliberately created crises, render strong things fragile, and fragile things mortally endangered. The times themselves are a permanent crisis. So writes Daniel Berrigan in this journal of reflections and musings from the late 1970s. First published in 1981, this book traces Berrigan's work after his release from Danbury Prison in 1972 for his part in the Catonsville Nine antiwar demonstration--from his experiences in Palestine, Northern Ireland, and France (where he lived with Thich Nhat Hanh), to his experiences as a teacher in Manitoba and Berkeley. Throughout, Berrigan ponders the commands of Christ, the struggle to be faithful to these commands, and why so few take them seriously. With wit and wisdom, Berrigan shares his faith journey and encourages us to stay faithful to that journey, to be peacemakers for the long haul.

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