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Life on the Mississippi By Mark Twain
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Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain, of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the... More > Mississippi many years after the War. The book begins with a brief history of the river from its discovery by Hernando de Soto in 1542. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' of an experienced pilot. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River in a section that was first published in 1876, entitled "Old Times on the Mississippi". In the second half, Twain narrates his trip many years later on a steamboat from St. Louis to New Orleans. He describes the competition from railroads, and the new, large cities, and adds his observations on greed, gullibility, tragedy, and bad architecture. He also tells some stories that are most likely tall tales.< Less
Words of Wisdom: Che Guevara By Students' Academy
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During the Cuban Revolution, Che’s role was highly significant. Che is now a kind of symbol of revolutions. He is a kind of global insignia. Born and brought up in impoverished and hungry... More > country, as a medical student, Che travelled to several South American countries. He studied the people and the problems they were facing. He realized that the rich capitalists were suppressing the underprivileged poor farmers and working class. Che became the voice of the poor and downtrodden. Having met Raul and Fidel Castro, his life completely changed and he joined the Cuban Revolution. His fiery speeches and great strategies enabled the Cuban guerrillas to overthrow the regime of the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Che was a prolific writer and diarist. He prepared a seminal manual on guerrilla warfare. His bestselling book is his memoir about his youthful continental motorcycle journey.< Less
The View From Kleoboulos By John Manuel
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In this, John Manuel's first full-length novel after having written four very successful travel memoirs about Greece, he again takes the reader into the tiny whitewashed streets of the village of... More > Lindos on the island of Rhodes. Dean and Alyson are two young people who come together in a bar one evening in their home city of Bath, UK. Alyson's mother once worked with Brian, a musician who never quite "made it", but ends up playing guitar and singing in a Lindian Bar. Quite how Brian and Christine (Alyson's mother) come to have a devastating effect on their daughter's relationship with the man of her dreams will have you gripped, both with emotion and with intrigue. A real page-turner, the perfect holiday read, "The View From Kleoboulos" is Thomas Hardy for the 21st century. Sometimes the past comes back to haunt you, but occasionally it comes back to bite.< Less
Row Your Boat By David Coyote
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ROW YOUR BOAT, a novella by David Coyote, takes the reader on a dream-trek with Allen Oldham, an academician who finds himself on a spectactular voyage of discovery after his sleep patterns abruptly... More > change. With a courageous willingness to explore his own life and the world around him, Oldham dream-travels under the tutelage of a mysterious, inexplicably familiar to him, holy man. Through the Yucatan and Tibet, aided by artifacts, a psychotropic substance and ancient secrets, Oldham faces challenges that move him in and out of common consciousness, much like a meandering river takes one through a seemingly impassable jungle. The prize that awaits him is what all people seek, and every reader will want to take this journey with him to their own enlightening destinations. Beverly A. Jackson Poet, Writer, Painter, Editor and Author of "The Loose Fish Chronicles" (a memoir in stories)< Less
Quick Guide: Palmetto Leaves By College Guide World
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Palmetto Leaves is a memoir and travel guide written by Harriet Beecher Stowe about her winters in the town of Mandarin, Florida, published in 1873. Already famous for having written Uncle Tom's... More > Cabin (1852), Stowe came to Florida after the U.S. Civil War (1861–1865). She purchased a plantation near Jacksonville as a place for her son to recover from the injuries he had received as a Union soldier and to make a new start in life. After visiting him, she became so enamored with the region she purchased a cottage and orange grove for herself and wintered there until 1884, even though the plantation failed within its first year. Parts of Palmetto Leaves appeared in a newspaper published by Stowe's brother, as a series of letters and essays about life in northeast Florida.< Less
Alice's Secret By G M Lincoln
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Callie often thought she’d like to have a skeleton in the family closet; an instant claim to fame, or maybe shame? Until the day she helped clean out Nanny Alice’s house, she didn’t... More > know the family had one. In 2007 sixteen-year-old Callie discovers Alice’s memoir. Struggling with her own problems, Callie probes into her great-grandmother’s life as a means of escape, and unearths a secret which rocks the whole family. In 1932 sixteen-year-old Alice ran away from her dysfunctional home in Auckland. She travelled to Rotorua to build a new life. She encountered challenges and disappointments, yet found acceptance and love. But her past catches up with her and threatens to destroy her happiness. Alice and Callie pay a price to overcome their challenges and both learn there are some things you have to learn to live with.< Less
Spotting the Trend: An Entrepreneur’s Success Story By Jenny Chang
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When Jenny Chang teamed up with her husband and sister to start an Internet security company, she struggled with juggling a new business, family life, and the demands of traveling. But Trend Micro,... More > Inc.— founded in 1988 with $5,000 in seed money—grew into a Nikkei 225 company making more than $1 billion per year in revenue and with operations in more than twenty countries. In this business book/memoir, she looks back at how she and her partners capitalized on the global threat of cyber-crime, turning a fledgling company into an amazing growth story. Chang does much more than just revisit the company’s history: She shares the story of the three founders and their vision, and she reveals all the details behind how they transformed the security industry—and their own lives—in ways they never imagined.< Less
Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail (American Frontier Series) (Hardcover) By Ezra Meeker
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Ezra Meeker's famous recollections of life in the American wilderness are published here complete with the one hundred and twenty original photographs and illustrations. In his memoir, Ezra Meeker... More > casts his mind back to his early years growing up in Indiana during the 1830s and 1840s. He recalls setting off for Iowa and Oregon along the long and winding Western trail; the Gold Rush, which fueled migration to the farthest reaches of the continent, is remembered with evocative clarity. Meeker recalls the lives and characteristics of the Native American peoples, and the fellow migrants he met on his travels. Meeker pens valuable descriptions of the varied wilderness; the dusty plains, towering mountains, dense forests and barren deserts of America are described with moving vividness. Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail is therefore a retrospective of the United States as it grew in size and influence over almost a century, as well as a depiction of the nation's beauty and vastness.< Less
Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail (American Frontier Series) By Ezra Meeker
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Ezra Meeker's famous recollections of life in the American wilderness are published here complete with the one hundred and twenty original photographs and illustrations. In his memoir, Ezra Meeker... More > casts his mind back to his early years growing up in Indiana during the 1830s and 1840s. He recalls setting off for Iowa and Oregon along the long and winding Western trail; the Gold Rush, which fueled migration to the farthest reaches of the continent, is remembered with evocative clarity. Meeker recalls the lives and characteristics of the Native American peoples, and the fellow migrants he met on his travels. Meeker pens valuable descriptions of the varied wilderness; the dusty plains, towering mountains, dense forests and barren deserts of America are described with moving vividness. Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail is therefore a retrospective of the United States as it grew in size and influence over almost a century, as well as a depiction of the nation's beauty and vastness.< Less
How to Change Your Mind - Summarized for Busy People: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence: Based on the Book by Michael Pollan By Goldmine Reads
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Michael Pollan wanted to research LSD and psilocybin and how it could provide relief to people suffering from conditions that are difficult to treat such as depression, addiction, and anxiety. This... More > didn’t intend to be his most personal book but, because of how these substances could improve the lives even of the people with mental health problems, Pollan began to explore the landscape of the mind from his own experience. A perfect blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind serves as a participatory journalism that gives a gripping account of the world of understanding the mind, the self, and our place in the world. Pollan’s “mental travelogue” not only looks into psychedelic drugs but also the puzzle of the human consciousness and how it could set us in suffering and in joy—while doing our best of find the meaning in our lives.< Less

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