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Barbarian Days

Barbarian Days Book
Author : William Finnegan
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-07-21
ISBN : 0698163745
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography** Included in President Obama’s 2016 Summer Reading List “Without a doubt, the finest surf book I’ve ever read . . . ” —The New York Times Magazine Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses—off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves. Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites-only gang in a tough school in Honolulu. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them. Youthful folly—he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay, on Maui—is served up with rueful humor. As Finnegan’s travels take him ever farther afield, he discovers the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village, dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese, and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria. Throughout, he surfs, carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing, unprecedented lucidity. Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little-understood art.

Barbarian Days

Barbarian Days Book
Author : William Finnegan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-07-20
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography, 2016 BARBARIAN DAYS: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan. A memoir about surfing? Yes and no. Its much more than just surfing. It's social commentary on life in the sixties. It's a travel-log. It's an adventure story! Finnegan is an international journalist and staff writer for the New Yorker. Korean edition translated by Park Hyeon Ju & Kim Dae Won.

Barbarian Days

Barbarian Days Book
Author : William Finnegan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cold New World

Cold New World Book
Author : William Finnegan
Publisher : Modern Library
Release : 2010-09-29
ISBN : 0307766144
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Barbarian Days, this narrative nonfiction classic documents the rising inequality and cultural alienation that presaged the crises of today. “A status report on the American Dream [that] gets its power [from] the unpredictable, rich specifics of people’s lives.”—Time “[William] Finnegan’s real achievement is to attach identities to the steady stream of faceless statistics that tell us America’s social problems are more serious than we want to believe.”—The Washington Post A fifteen-year-old drug dealer in blighted New Haven, Connecticut; a sleepy Texas town transformed by crack; Mexican American teenagers in Washington State, unable to relate to their immigrant parents and trying to find an identity in gangs; jobless young white supremacists in a downwardly mobile L.A. suburb. William Finnegan spent years embedded with families in four communities across the country to become an intimate observer of the lives he reveals in Cold New World. What emerges from these beautifully rendered portraits is a prescient and compassionate book that never loses sight of its subjects’ humanity. A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • A LOS ANGELES TIMES BEST NONFICTION SELECTION Praise for Cold New World “Unlike most journalists who drop in for a quick interview and fly back out again, Finnegan spent many weeks with families in each community over a period of several years, enough time to distinguish between the kind of short-term problems that can beset anyone and the longer-term systemic poverty and social disintegration that can pound an entire generation into a groove of despair.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “The most remarkable of William Finnegan’s many literary gifts is his compassion. Not the fact of it, which we have a right to expect from any personal reporting about the oppressed, but its coolness, its clarity, its ductile strength. . . . Finnegan writes like a dream. His prose is unfailingly lucid, graceful, and specific, his characterization effortless, and the pull of his narrative pure seduction.”—The Village Voice “Four astonishingly intimate and evocative portraits. . . . All of these stories are vividly, honestly and compassionately told. . . . While Cold New World may make us look in new ways at our young people, perhaps its real goal is to make us look at ourselves.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Overland Monthly

The Overland Monthly Book
Author : Bret Harte
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1870
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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South sea Idyls

South sea Idyls Book
Author : Charles Warren Stoddard
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1892
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seventeen tales of various islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Summer Cruising in the South Seas

Summer Cruising in the South Seas Book
Author : Charles Warren Stoddard
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1881
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Welcome Guest

The Welcome Guest Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1861
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bow Bells

Bow Bells Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1867
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Shogun

Shogun Book
Author : James Clavell
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2013-06-20
ISBN : 1848943121
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Clavell never puts a foot wrong . . . Get it, read it, you'll enjoy it mightily' Daily Mirror This is James Clavell's tour-de-force; an epic saga of one Pilot-Major John Blackthorne, and his integration into the struggles and strife of feudal Japan. Both entertaining and incisive, SHOGUN is a stunningly dramatic re-creation of a very different world. Starting with his shipwreck on this most alien of shores, the novel charts Blackthorne's rise from the status of reviled foreigner up to the hights of trusted advisor and eventually, Samurai. All as civil war looms over the fragile country. 'I can't remember when a novel has seized my mind like this one. It's irresistable, maybe unforgettable. Clavell creates a world so enveloping you forget who and where you are' - New York Times

Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine

Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1870
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Great Races of Mankind

Great Races of Mankind Book
Author : John Clark Ridpath
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1893
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The West Aryans

The West Aryans Book
Author : John Clark Ridpath
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1893
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Living Age

The Living Age Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1894
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Workingman s Guide and the Laborer s Friend and Advocate

The Workingman s Guide and the Laborer s Friend and Advocate Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1886
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"... written expressly for the people, especially the workingmen, that is, the farmers, mechanics, laborers, and necessary traders and useful mental workers, and in open hostility to drones, and useless and wasteful, and idle and unnecessary aristocracy, that is living on the vitals of the people, and giving no good in return"--P. [5]

Blackwood s Edinburgh Magazine

Blackwood s Edinburgh Magazine Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1891
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lovely Mover

Lovely Mover Book
Author : Bill James
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2013-05-14
ISBN : 1471903044
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Eleri ap Vaughan, Keith Vine's best dealer, has turned to other drugs wholesalers for her supplies. Now she has to die. For the threat of invasion by rival syndicates cannot be ignored, particularly as an elegantly dressed spy from London, nicknamed Lovely Mover, is in the area. Eleri's death must serve as a warning to others to stay loyal. It's at times like these that Vine's new partner, Detective Chief Inspector Colin Harpur, will prove invaluable - for example, in sweeping the murder scene for incriminating evidence. Harpur, however, is playing a dangerous game, and he now finds himself in the precarious position of covering up a murder and investigating it. 'There is nothing else quite like this series...all delivered in a ferociously poetic voice that is uniquely Bill James' The Times

Macmillan s Magazine

Macmillan s Magazine Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1887
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Littell s Living Age

Littell s Living Age Book
Author : Eliakim Littell,Robert S. Littell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1891
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Literary Almanac

The Literary Almanac Book
Author : Francesca Beauman
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2021-09-30
ISBN : 1529412927
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discover over 300 seasonal book recommendations in the ultimate reading list for book lovers everywhere. ----- 'I will be giving this book to everyone I know' - Elizabeth Day 'Francesca Beauman writes about the books she loves with irresistible passion, knowledge and warmth ... This is the best kind of reading celebration' - Rachel Joyce ----- Spanning the dreary, cold days of January to the first flushes of spring and then the blazing August heat, bibliophile Francesca Beauman offers up a wealth of book recommendations. From The Count of Monte Cristo to Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet, each has been selected to chime with a particular time of year and provide a richer reading experience. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this charming guide will delight, inspire and seriously extend your 'To Be Read' list!