The Road

📒The Road ✍ Cormac McCarthy

✏Book Title : The Road
✏Author : Cormac McCarthy
✏Publisher : Pan Macmillan
✏Release Date : 2010-12-10
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9780330472753
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Road Book Summary : The Road is the astonishing post-apocalyptic and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy. A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men who stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food – and each other. 'So good that it will devour you. It is incandescent.' – Daily Telegraph

✏Book Title : Jack Kerouac s On the Road
✏Author : Harold Bloom
✏Publisher : Infobase Publishing
✏Release Date : 2004-01
✏Pages : 252
✏ISBN : 9780791075814
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Jack Kerouac s On the Road Book Summary : - Presents the most important 20th century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature - The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism - Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index - Introductory essay by Harold Bloom"

📒Walking The Road ✍ Marilyn Cochran-Smith

✏Book Title : Walking the Road
✏Author : Marilyn Cochran-Smith
✏Publisher : Teachers College Press
✏Release Date : 2004
✏Pages : 199
✏ISBN : 9780807744338
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Walking the Road Book Summary : In this skillfully written and incisive book, Marilyn Cochran-Smith guides the reader through the conflicting visions and ideologies surrounding educating teachers in a diverse democratic society. Mapping the way to reconceptualizing the problems in teacher education today, this volume spells out in detail the problem of teacher preparation and why it needs to be understood as both a learning and a political problem.

📒On The Road ✍ Jack Kerouac

✏Book Title : On the Road
✏Author : Jack Kerouac
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 1976-12-28
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 1101127570
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏On the Road Book Summary : The classic novel of freedom and the search for authenticity that defined a generation September 5th, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of On the Road Inspired by Jack Kerouac's adventures with Neal Cassady, On the Road tells the story of two friends whose cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience. Written with a mixture of sad-eyed naiveté and wild ambition and imbued with Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz, On the Road is the quintessential American vision of freedom and hope, a book that changed American literature and changed anyone who has ever picked it up.

✏Book Title : The View from On the Road
✏Author : Omar Swartz
✏Publisher : SIU Press
✏Release Date : 1999
✏Pages : 130
✏ISBN : 0809322560
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The View from On the Road Book Summary : Through careful analysis of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, Omar Swartz sets out to show that Kerouac's influence on American society is largely rhetorical. Kerouac's significance as a cultural icon can be best understood, Swartz asserts, in terms of traditional rhetorical practices and principles. To Swartz, Kerouac is a rhetor who symbolically reconstructs his world and offers arguments and encouragements for others to follow. Swartz proposes that On the Road constitutes a "rhetorical vision", a reality-defining discourse suggesting alternative possibilities for growth and change. Embodied in this rhetorical vision are symbolically suited desires that have the power to transform images of self, society, and other. To explain Kerouac's methods, Swartz adopts Ernest Bormann's "fantasy theme analysis", a method that critics can use to understand the cultural dimension of a text. Because rhetorical visions involve large, encompassing narratives, a fantasy theme analysis is a localized way to establish "meaning" in a text. Thus, fantasy theme analysis presents a rhetorical vision in an accessible manner. Swartz is the first critic to apply fantasy theme analysis to a Beat writer. The rhetorical significance of On the Road demands elaboration for what it can suggest about the future. Kerouac's writing serves as a tool that empowers people to take control of their lives and to reject dominant forces that constrain their thoughts and their actions. This study of Kerouac, then, is a study of rhetorical transformation. Celebrating the margins of experience and the intensity of life, Kerouac helped develop the commitment and attitude of a larger American culture that was beginning tostruggle with the tensions and contradictions of society. Through the aid of a focused narrative that graphically names and illustrates these tensions and contradictions, Swartz asserts, the reader of Kerouac's On the Road becomes capable of responding to the larger, confusing culture in a strategic manner. Kerouac's rhetorical vision of an alternative social and cultural reality contributes to the identity of localized cultures within the United States.

📒Romance Of The Road ✍ Ronald Primeau

✏Book Title : Romance of the Road
✏Author : Ronald Primeau
✏Publisher : Popular Press
✏Release Date : 1996
✏Pages : 170
✏ISBN : 0879726989
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Romance of the Road Book Summary : "Americans have treated the highway as sacred space," says Primeau (English, Central Michigan U.) introducing the rich tradition of prose and non-fiction road narratives that include On the Road, Grapes of Wrath, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, and the Journals of Lewis and Clark. Primeau critically examines these and other works from the position of travel as pilgrimage resulting in identifiable themes of protest, self discovery, picaresque parody, and myth making. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

📒Views From The Road ✍ David H. Copps

✏Book Title : Views from the Road
✏Author : David H. Copps
✏Publisher : Island Press
✏Release Date : 1995
✏Pages : 174
✏ISBN : 155963412X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Views from the Road Book Summary : A practical handbook to guide local land trusts, planning agencies and other community organizations in preparing inventories of rural historic resources based on scenic roads, Views from the Road presents a grassroots methodology for defining visual resources, conducting surveys, determining protection options, formulating corridor management plans, and more.

📒People Of The Road ✍ Mathias Oppersdorff

✏Book Title : People of the Road
✏Author : Mathias Oppersdorff
✏Publisher : Syracuse University Press
✏Release Date : 1997-11-01
✏Pages : 86
✏ISBN : 0815604769
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏People of the Road Book Summary : Living along country lanes in tents and barrel-top wagons, Travellers have for centuries been a people apart from Irish society. Photographer Mathias Oppersdorff first encountered them twenty-eight years ago in County Kerry at Puck Fair. His photographs—often stark and disturbing, yet always humane—offer a profound look at people at the crossroads of their existence. Although the Travellers themselves now concede that education and settling down are important factors for a good future, the pull of tradition is strong; many Travellers miss the open road and are ill at ease leaving a life that, for centuries, has been uniquely theirs. Oppersdorff's photographs take us through some of the most turbulent times for the Travellers. Although in years past they were defined by their nomadism, more recently many have chosen to live in housing projects and trailer parks, partially due to government-sponsored subsidies. As a result, traditional roadside tent-camps are a thing of the past. The photographer states that the themes revolving around the human condition are his forte. When some of his earlier photographs of the Travellers first appeared in a one-man show in New York City, A. D. Coleman wrote in The New York Times, "[Oppersdorff] is an honest and gutty photographer with much to say."

📒The Road To Disunion ✍ William W. Freehling

✏Book Title : The Road to Disunion
✏Author : William W. Freehling
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 1991-12-05
✏Pages : 656
✏ISBN : 0199840326
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Road to Disunion Book Summary : Far from a monolithic block of diehard slave states, the South in the eight decades before the Civil War was, in William Freehling's words, "a world so lushly various as to be a storyteller's dream." It was a world where Deep South cotton planters clashed with South Carolina rice growers, where the egalitarian spirit sweeping the North seeped down through border states already uncertain about slavery, where even sections of the same state (for instance, coastal and mountain Virginia) divided bitterly on key issues. It was the world of Jefferson Davis, John C. Calhoun, Andrew Jackson, and Thomas Jefferson, and also of Gullah Jack, Nat Turner, and Frederick Douglass. Now, in the first volume of his long awaited, monumental study of the South's road to disunion, historian William Freehling offers a sweeping political and social history of the antebellum South from 1776 to 1854. All the dramatic events leading to secession are here: the Missouri Compromise, the Nullification Controversy, the Gag Rule ("the Pearl Harbor of the slavery controversy"), the Annexation of Texas, the Compromise of 1850, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Freehling vividly recounts each crisis, illuminating complex issues and sketching colorful portraits of major figures. Along the way, he reveals the surprising extent to which slavery influenced national politics before 1850, and he provides important reinterpretations of American republicanism, Jeffersonian states' rights, Jacksonian democracy, and the causes of the American Civil War. But for all Freehling's brilliant insight into American antebellum politics, Secessionists at Bay is at bottom the saga of the rich social tapestry of the pre-war South. He takes us to old Charleston, Natchez, and Nashville, to the big house of a typical plantation, and we feel anew the tensions between the slaveowner and his family, the poor whites and the planters, the established South and the newer South, and especially between the slave and his master, "Cuffee" and "Massa." Freehling brings the Old South back to life in all its color, cruelty, and diversity. It is a memorable portrait, certain to be a key analysis of this crucial era in American history.

📒The Road To Disunion Volume Ii Secessionists Triumphant Volume Ii Secessionists Triumphant 1854 1861 ✍ William W. Freehling Singletary Professor of the Humanities University of Kentucky

✏Book Title : The Road to Disunion Volume II Secessionists Triumphant Volume II Secessionists Triumphant 1854 1861
✏Author : William W. Freehling Singletary Professor of the Humanities University of Kentucky
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
✏Release Date : 2007-04-16
✏Pages : 624
✏ISBN : 9780198022428
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Road to Disunion Volume II Secessionists Triumphant Volume II Secessionists Triumphant 1854 1861 Book Summary : It is one of the great questions of American history--why did the Southern states bolt from the Union and help precipitate the Civil War? Now, acclaimed historian William W. Freehling offers a new answer, in the final volume of his monumental history The Road to Disunion. Here is history in the grand manner, a powerful narrative peopled with dozens of memorable portraits, telling this important story with skill and relish. Freehling highlights all the key moments on the road to war, including the violence in Bleeding Kansas, Preston Brooks's beating of Charles Sumner in the Senate chambers, the Dred Scott Decision, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, and much more. As Freehling shows, the election of Abraham Lincoln sparked a political crisis, but at first most Southerners took a cautious approach, willing to wait and see what Lincoln would do--especially, whether he would take any antagonistic measures against the South. But at this moment, the extreme fringe in the South took charge, first in South Carolina and Mississippi, but then throughout the lower South, sounding the drum roll for secession. Indeed, The Road to Disunion is the first book to fully document how this decided minority of Southern hotspurs took hold of the secessionist issue and, aided by a series of fortuitous events, drove the South out of the Union. Freehling provides compelling profiles of the leaders of this movement--many of them members of the South Carolina elite. Throughout the narrative, he evokes a world of fascinating characters and places as he captures the drama of one of America's most important--and least understood--stories. The long-awaited sequel to the award-winning Secessionists at Bay, which was hailed as "the most important history of the Old South ever published," this volume concludes a major contribution to our understanding of the Civil War. A compelling, vivid portrait of the final years of the antebellum South, The Road to Disunion will stand as an important history of its subject.