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📒Travels With Charley ✍ John Steinbeck
✏Travels with Charley Book Summary : Steinbeck records his emotions and experiences during a journey of rediscovery in his native land
📒In America ✍ Geert Mak
✏In America Book Summary : In 1960 John Steinbeck and his dog Charley set out in their green pickup truck to rediscover the soul of America, visiting small towns and cities from New York to New Orleans.The trip became Travels With Charley, one of his best-loved books. Half a century on, Geert Mak sets off from Steinbeck’s home. Mile after mile, as he retraces Steinbeck’s footsteps through the potato fields of Maine to the endless prairies of the Midwest and stumbles across glistening suburbs and boarded-up stores, Mak searches for the roots of America and what remains of the world Steinbeck describes. How has America changed in the last fifty years; what remains of the American dream; and what do Europe and America now have in common?
📒John Steinbeck ✍ Joseph R. McElrath, Jr
✏John Steinbeck Book Summary : A collection of contemporary reviews of Steinbeck's major works.
📒Of Mice And Men Teacher S Deluxe Edition ✍ John Steinbeck
✏Of Mice and Men Teacher s Deluxe Edition Book Summary : Penguin Classics presents John Steinbeck’s classic tale as an eBook enhanced with ten exclusive video clips featuring students responses, questions for classroom discussions, and an American Dream assignment Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men remains one of America's most widely read and taught novels. An unlikely pair, George and Lennie, two migrant workers in California during the Great Depression, grasp for their American Dream. Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him. Of Mice and Men: Teacher’s Edition includes the following: • An introduction and suggested further reading by Susan Shillinglaw, a professor of English at San Jose State University and Scholar-in-Residence at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas • The poem “To a Mouse, On Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough, November 1785” by Robert Burns (the original source of Steinbeck’s title Of Mice and Men) • The 1962 Nobel Banquet Speech by John Steinbeck • An exclusive audio interview with award-winning actor James Earl Jones on his stage performances in Of Mice and Men • Ten exclusive videos of students on major themes from the novel tied to group discussion questions included in the eBook, and an American Dream assignment, for the ultimate educational experience
📒Lone Star Politics ✍ Ken Collier
✏Lone Star Politics Book Summary : In Texas, myth often clashes with the reality of everyday government. Explore the state's rich political tradition with Lone Star Politics as this local author team explains who gets what and how. Utilizing the comparative method, Ken Collier, Steven Galatas, and Julie Harrelson-Stephens set Texas in context with other states' constitutions, policymaking, electoral practices, and institutions as they delve into the evolution of its politics. Critical thinking questions and unvarnished "Winners and Losers" discussions guide students toward understanding Texas government and assessing the state's political landscape. The Sixth Edition expands its coverage on civil rights in the state, as well as contemporary issues highlighting the push-pull relationship between the state and federal and local governments.
📒The Log From The Sea Of Cortez ✍ John Steinbeck
✏The Log from the Sea of Cortez Book Summary : A Penguin Classic In the two years after the 1939 publication of Steinbeck’s masterful The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck and his novel increasingly became the center of intense controversy and censorship. In search of a respite from the national stage, Steinbeck and his close friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, embarked on a month long marine specimen-collecting expedition in the Gulf of California, which resulted in their collaboration on the Sea of Cortez. In 1951, after Ricketts’ death, Steinbeck reissued his narrative portion of the work in memory of his friend and the inspiration for Cannery Row’s “Doc”. This exciting day-by-day account of their journey together is a rare blend of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure. This edition features an introduction by Richard Astro. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
📒Castles In The Sand ✍ Michael Cameron Dempsey
✏Castles in the Sand Book Summary : Abu Dhabi--an obscure Middle Eastern principality that happens to be the richest city in the world. This book tells the story of Abu Dhabi's ambitions to transform itself from a sleepy sheikhdom into a thriving international metropolis and a hub of business and leisure. It traces Abu Dhabi's boom years from 2009 to 2011 from the perspective of a Westerner working for the Urban Planning Council, the government agency that planned and coordinated all of the massive development activity. Castles in the Sand explores the drastic changes in Abu Dhabi's built environment, where entire islands are forested with skyscrapers and billions of dollars in infrastructure are spent on a whim--while recounting the disorienting experience of an outsider encountering a society in which foreigners outnumber locals nine to one and modernity clashes head-on with centuries of embedded tradition. General readers will find a broad introduction to Abu Dhabi, and architects and planners will gain a firsthand glimpse inside an unprecedented experiment in city-building.
📒The Western Flyer ✍ Kevin M. Bailey
✏The Western Flyer Book Summary : By many accounts, the Western Flyer is the world's most famous fishing vessel. It acquired its literary and scientific reputation in 1940 when John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts chartered the vessel for a six-week expedition to Mexico s Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez. Ricketts a pioneer in the study of diverse sea life of the West Coast Steinbeck and the crew spent those weeks collecting specimens along the margins of the sea. The Western Flyer hadn't been their first choice, but the local fisherman that dominated the sardine fisheries in Monterey at the time considered Steinbeck an activist in the labor movement who wanted to unionize their boat crews. The boat itself has been resurrected of recent, caught in a battle between its current owner, a developer who wants to turn it into a restaurant in Salinas, and the Western Flyer Project, a nonprofit group that wants the Flyer restored to its original working condition and used for educational voyages on Monterey Bay and elsewhere. After the Flyer s brief brush with celebrity, it worked for decades as a sardine seiner, a tuna boat, a crab boat in Alaska and a scientific research vessel along the West Coast. The author, who grew up in Salinas, uses the boat as a device to trace the depletion of marine life, from shrimp in the Sea of Cortez to sardines, to salmon and king crab. The boat is just one character, but so too are those who have owned it, fished from it, and also who now battle over rights to establish its final resting place. The author has used Steinbeck archives, interviewed family members, and drawn upon his 32 years in Pacific Northwest Fisheries, casting a wide net around this vessel and the ecology of waters in which it has traveled."
📒The Short Reign Of Pippin Iv ✍ John Steinbeck
✏The Short Reign of Pippin IV Book Summary : In his only work of political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Héristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court ever: Pippin’s wife, Queen Marie, who “might have taken her place at the bar of a very good restaurant”; his uncle, a man of dubious virtue; his glamour-struck daughter and her beau, the son of the so-called “egg king” of Petaluma, California; and a motley crew of courtiers and politicians, guards and gardeners. This edition includes an introduction by Robert Morsberger and Katharine Morsberger.
📒Bound For The Future Child Heroes Of The Underground Railroad ✍ Jonathan Shectman
✏Bound for the Future Child Heroes of the Underground Railroad Book Summary : Through careful, detailed consideration of a host of primary documents about the young activists who formed the Underground Railroad's underappreciated operational workforce, this book offers fresh insight to the complex question, "Who ended slavery?"