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A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles
  • ISBN Code: : 0399564047
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
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The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers, soon to be a major television series From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lincoln Highway and Rules of Civility, a beautifully transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

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Summary of The Lincoln Highway - A Comprehensive Summary Emmett stared out the window at the prairie, keeping his thoughts to himself. Warden Williams was a modern man with a master’s degree and good intentions. He had notions that he’d gathered from books and experience, and Emmett didn’t want to get into all that now. Some of the young men who come to Salina, Kansas, are destined for a life of trouble. They were never given much sense of right or wrong as children and see little reason for learning it now. As a civilized society, we ask that even those who have had an unintended hand in misfortune pay some retribution. The rancher, Mr. Ransom, had paid his debt to society and now had his whole life ahead of him. But he didn’t agree that his debt had been paid in full. The kitchen looked cleaner than at any point in Emmett’s memory. On the table was a brown folder thick with papers as if it had been left there by somebody else. Emmett and Mr. Ransom made no effort to respond. Walter explained that your father took out a new loan three years ago on top of the old mortgage. This year, what with your father’s passing, there will not be a harvest at all. Banker Emmett Ransom Obermeyer looked at his father’s estate with a mixture of skepticism and sympathy. We could have cleared out the property and put it up for sale, he said. But we waited so that you could complete your term at Salina. Emmett looked around his father’s house. He saw the same... To be continued... Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc. Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

Summary of The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

By Condensed Books
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  • Publisher : Condensed Books
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Study Aids
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A high-quality summary of Amor Towles´s book The Lincoln Highway, including chapter details and analysis of the main themes of the original book. About the original book: June 1954. Emmett Watson, then eighteen, is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he had just completed a fifteen-month sentence for involuntary homicide. Emmett's plan is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and fly to California, where they can start their lives over, with his mother long gone, his father lately deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank. However, after the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two of his work farm pals have secreted themselves in the warden's car trunk. They've devised a whole different plan for Emmett's future, one that would lead them all on a perilous voyage in the opposite direction—to New York City. Towles' third novel, which spans only 10 days and is recounted from several points of view, will delight admirers of his multi-layered literary style while also introducing them to a variety of new and brilliantly imagined locales, characters, and topics.

750cc Down Lincoln Highway

By Bernard Chambaz
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  • Publisher : NBM
  • Book Code : 1681122472
  • Total of Pages : 88
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 257
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"I hate marathons. Hate running. An hour before the start, I received a text. Instead of 'Good luck,' it was 'We're finished.' So, I went to a bar next to the subway on 96th. Had a few bourbons with some other mope. Then I got on a bike and took off down the old Lincoln Highway." Forget Route 66. This is the original cross-country highway that takes you through REAL America, the first to cross all of the US from the Big Apple to the City on the Bay. This is THE road trip. On a 750cc bike.

Lincoln Highway

By Amor Towles
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  • Publisher : Wahlström & Widstrand
  • Book Code : 9146238883
  • Total of Pages : 576
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Författaren till En gentleman i Moskva och Artighetsreglerna – mästaren av uppslukande romaner – är tillbaka med en elegant och driven tegelsten som utspelar sig i 50-talets Amerika. I juni 1954 körs artonårige Emmett Watson hem till Nebraska av fångvaktaren på arbetslägret där han precis avtjänat femton månader för ofrivilligt dråp. Hans mor är sedan länge ute ur bilden, hans far har nyligen gått bort, och familjegården är utmätt av banken. Emmetts plan är att ta med sin åttaårige lillebror, Billly, till Kalifornien för att börja om på nytt. Väl framme i Nebraska upptäcker Emmett att två av hans vänner från lägret har gömt sig i bagageutrymmet på fångvaktarens bil. Tillsammans har de gjort upp en helt annan plan för Emmetts framtid, en som kommer att ta dem på en ödesdiger resa i motsatt riktning: till New York City. Towles tredje roman utspelar sig under tio dagar och är berättad ur flera perspektiv. Med sin mångfacetterade litterära stil förser Towles läsaren med nya, fantastiskt välskildrade miljöer, karaktärer och teman.

Short History of Roads and Highways - Indiana Edition

By Paul R. Wonning
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  • Publisher : Mossy Feet Books
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : History
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From the first rude ridgeways to the modern interstate superhighway, the evolution of the road is a fascinating story. Readers will learn the progression of roads from the first ridgeways, roads in the ancient world, Roman roads and the development of the revolutionary McAdam Road. Native Americans developed an extensive system of trails for both trade and war. The Short History of Roads and Highways - Indiana Edition includes information on early Amerindian trails, pioneer traces and the beginnings of the modern Indiana highway system.

Cigar Box Lithographs

By Charles J. Humber
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1525540629
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
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CIGAR BOX LITHOGRAPHS: The Inside Stories Uncovered is a thought-provoking production exposing its readership to more than 160 vintage cigar boxes manufactured during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Most convey stunning litho- graphs that portray prominent historical figures. Such cigar boxes during the 19th century attracted a massive smoking cliental numbering in the millions.... While puffers more than one hundred years ago likely recognized the prominent personalities peering at them from the inside labels of these wooden cigar boxes, those same headlined names, today, are now essentially erased from memory. Lew Wallace (1827- 1905), portrayed in this stunning portrait label, is virtually a forgotten name today. World-famous during his day, he was not only a Major General during the Civil War but became more famous when he wrote what some consider to be the best-selling novel of the 19th century. His Ben Hur (see page 34), a novel that was turned into a Hollywood blockbuster winning a record eleven Oscars in 1959, was certainly the most read and the best-known book title during the 20th century, that is, until it was superseded by Gone with the Wind in the 1930s. By examining the cartouche to the left of this stunning label portrait, one detects Wallace’s role as a General during the Civil War, especially at the Battle of Shiloh. The cartouche to the right of his portrait details his writing studio in Crawfordsville, Indiana. This is where his most famous novel was written. Cigar boxes from the past often became an educational platform inadvertently recording and preserving history. To this day, this nearly 120-year old collectible cigar container whispers its provocative past, that is, providing one takes time out to lift its lid and peer at the lithographic image waiting to be re-discovered or uncovered.... Peer long enough and the box just might whisper its past to you.

Encyclopedia of Transportation

By Mark Garrett
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1483389804
  • Total of Pages : 2048
  • Category : Social Science
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Viewing transportation through the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects, this four-volume reference work explores the topic of transportation across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas, including geography, public policy, business, and economics. The book’s articles, all written by experts in the field, seek to answer such questions as: What has been the legacy, not just economically but politically and socially as well, of President Eisenhower’s modern interstate highway system in America? With that system and the infrastructure that supports it now in a state of decline and decay, what’s the best path for the future at a time of enormous fiscal constraints? Should California politicians plunge ahead with plans for a high-speed rail that every expert says—despite the allure—will go largely unused and will never pay back the massive investment while at this very moment potholes go unfilled all across the state? What path is best for emerging countries to keep pace with dramatic economic growth for their part? What are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities? Features: Approximately 675 signed articles authored by prominent scholars are arranged in A-to-Z fashion and conclude with Further Readings and cross references. A Chronology helps readers put individual events into historical context; a Reader’s Guide organizes entries by broad topical or thematic areas; a detailed index helps users quickly locate entries of most immediate interest; and a Resource Guide provides a list of journals, books, and associations and their websites. While articles were written to avoid jargon as much as possible, a Glossary provides quick definitions of technical terms. To ensure full, well-rounded coverage of the field, the General Editor with expertise in urban planning, public policy, and the environment worked alongside a Consulting Editor with a background in Civil Engineering. The index, Reader’s Guide, and cross references combine for thorough search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition. Available in both print and electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Transportation is an ideal reference for libraries and those who want to explore the issues that surround transportation in the United States and around the world.

Motoring West

By Peter J. Blodgett
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  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Book Code : 0806149779
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Transportation
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In the first years of the twentieth century, motoring across the vast expanses west of the Mississippi was at the very least an adventure and at most an audacious stunt. As more motorists ventured forth, such travel became a curiosity and, within a few decades, commonplace. For aspiring western travelers, automobiles formed an integral part of their search for new experiences and destinations—and like explorers and thrill seekers from earlier ages, these adventurers kept records of their experiences. The scores of articles, pamphlets, and books they published, collected for the first time in Motoring West, create a vibrant picture of the American West in the age of automotive ascendancy, as viewed from behind the wheel. Documenting the very beginning of Americans’ love affair with the automobile, the pieces in this volume—the first of a planned multivolume series—offer a panorama of motoring travelers’ visions of the burgeoning West in the first decade of the twentieth century. Historian Peter J. Blodgett’s sources range from forgotten archives to company brochures to magazines such as Harper’s Monthly, Sunset, and Outing. Under headlines touting adventures in “touring,” “land cruising,” and “camping out with an automobile,” voices from motoring’s early days instruct, inform, and entertain. They chart routes through “wild landscapes,” explain the finer points of driving coast to coast in a Franklin, and occasionally prescribe “touring outfits.” Blodgett’s engaging introductions to the volume and each piece couch the writers’ commentaries within their time. As reports of the region’s challenges and pleasures stirred interest and spurred travel, the burgeoning flow of traffic would eventually and forever alter the western landscape and the westering motorist’s experience. The dispatches in Motoring West illustrate not only how the automobile opened the American West before 1909 to more and more travelers, but also how the West began to change with their arrival.

Iowa Off the Beaten Path®

By Lori Erickson
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1493027603
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Travel
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Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, Iowa Off the Beaten Path shows you the Hawkeye State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed––from the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

Pennsylvania Curiosities

By Clark DeLeon
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 0762795859
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
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The Liberty Bell, Gettysburg, and Independence Hall may stand out as prominent Pennsylvania features, but the Keystone State is also home to bizarre places, personalities, events, and phenomena. These unique and quirky aspects are humorously displayed in Pennsylvania Curiosities, a cross between a wacky news gazette, an almanac, and a humorous travel guide.

Ford Model T Coast to Coast

By Tom Cotter
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  • Publisher : Quarto Publishing Group USA
  • Book Code : 0760364648
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Transportation
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A photo-filled account of traveling the Lincoln Highway in a century-old automobile, and contemplating a future of self-driving cars: "[An] epic road trip." —USA Today Driverless cars are on the horizon, but before the world falls asleep at the wheel, let's look back down the road from whence we have come. Ford Model T Coast to Coast documents the cross-country adventure of two brave drivers as they pilot a hundred-year-old Model T on a 3,000-mile journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Coast. This book is as much a contemplation of early-twentieth-century American life as it is a fond farewell to the automotive age. Can the car still be the vehicle of freedom and discovery when we're no longer in command? Or will we finally be able to fully appreciate the scenery rushing past? Accompanied by Michael Alan Ross' evocative photography, Tom Cotter stops in small towns, meets local people, and hears their stories about cars, travel, and life. The two also explore back roads adjacent to his main route, the Lincoln Highway—the first transcontinental road. Significant cross-country runs, such as those by speed-record setter Cannonball Baker and literary adventurers Jack Kerourac, John Steinbeck, and Bill Bryson, are considered in light of the driverless future. Cotter also drives some of the same roads that a young Edsel Ford traveled in his father's Model T upon high school graduation in 1917. In addition to the central road trip, Cotter visits interesting automotive and transport museums as well as "keepers of the flame" such as Model T clubs, mechanics, junkyards, and collectors across the country. He also records the numerous trials and tribulations in keeping a very old car operating on a very long journey—something the driverless car of the future is unlikely to encounter.

Short History of Roads and Highways

By Paul R. Wonning
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  • Publisher : Mossy Feet Books
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : History
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From the first rude ridgeways to the modern interstate highway, the evolution of the road is a fascinating story. Readers will learn the progression of roads from the first ridgeways, roads in the ancient world, Roman roads and the development of the revolutionary McAdam Road. American Indians developed an extensive system of trails for both trade and war. The pioneers used parts of these trails to blaze the first traces that penetrated the interior of the developing United States. Readers can also follow the progression of the United States highway system from the first named highways to the modern interstate system of roads first established in the late 1950's. pioneer, native american, trails, traces, united states, indian, early