The Best American Magazine Writing 2017

Author: Sid Holt
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231543654
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With the work of reporters under fire worldwide, this year’s anthology of National Magazine Award finalists and winners is a timely reminder of the power of journalism. The pieces included here explore the fault lines in American society. Shane Bauer’s visceral “My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard” (Mother Jones) and Sarah Stillman’s depiction of the havoc wreaked on young people’s lives when they are put on sex-offender registries (The New Yorker) examine controversial criminal-justice practices. And responses to the shocks of the recent election include Matt Taibbi’s irreverent dispatches from the campaign trail (Rolling Stone), George Saunders’s transfixing account of Trump’s rallies (The New Yorker), and Andrew Sullivan’s fears for the future of democracy (New York). In other considerations of the political scene, Jeffrey Goldberg talks through Obama’s foreign-policy legacy with the former president (The Atlantic), and Gabriel Sherman analyzes how Roger Ailes’s fall sheds light on conservative media (New York). Linking personal stories to the course of history, Nikole Hannah-Jones looks for a school for her daughter in a rapidly changing, racially divided Brooklyn (New York Times Magazine), and Pamela Colloff explores how the 1966 University of Texas Tower mass shooting changed the course of one survivor’s life (Texas Monthly). A selection of Rebecca Solnit’s Harper’s commentary ranges from a writer on death row to the isolation at the heart of conservatism. Becca Rothfeld ponders women waiting on love from the Odyssey to Tinder (Hedgehog Review). Siddhartha Mukherjee depicts the art and agony of oncology (New York Times Magazine). David Quammen ventures to Yellowstone to consider the future of wild places (National Geographic), and Mac McClelland follows a deranged expedition to Cuba in search of the ivory-billed woodpecker (Audubon). The collection concludes with Zandria Robinson’s eloquent portrait of her father as reflected in the music he loved (Oxford American).

Best Of France 2017 Petit Fut

Author: Dominique Auzias
Editor: Le Petit Futé
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Designed for English-speaking people looking for good tips and good addresses in France, “Best OF France” by Petit Futé is an essential how-to guide to find an accommodation, a restaurant, to organize your visits and outings to be sure you will not get lost in the largest country in Western Europe and the European Union.

Korea Magazine April 2017

Author: Korean Culture and Information Service
Editor: Korean Culture and Information Service
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A monthly magazine to promote a better understanding of Korea around the world. Produced entirely in English, the magazine explores a broad range of topics including politics, the economy, and culture, offering the international community an accessible and informative introduction to Korea.

Best Of Burgundy 2017 2018 Petit Fut

Author: Dominique Auzias
Editor: Le Petit Futé
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Edition for English-speaking people looking for the best addresses and good deals in Burgundy, the Petit Futé "Best of Burgundy" is an essential guidebook to find an accommodation, a restaurant, to organize your visits, outings and shopping in the region. A selection of addresses gathering the must-sees as the hidden treasures for a successful stay. Welcome to Burgundy !

Cycling And Prolifics In Life At 10 000 Miles

Author: Richard L. Sleder
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480959510
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Cycling and Prolifics in Life at 10,000 Miles By: Richard L. Sleder In the United States, bicycle commuting has seen a fifty percent increase in the past ten years. Cycling as a means of fun and convenient transport, improved strength and wellness, and as a force for benefiting and improving our society for our children and grandchildren, is empowering and can be a source of pride, honor, and moral strength, and fortitude. Unfortunately, politics is trying to put the brakes on cycling. The current administration recently removed White House bike racks and continues to ignore critical global warming facts. It ignores smart science that would ensure our continued prosperity and happiness in the short-term as well as long-term. Throughout this book, Richard L. Sleder describes the world he discovers on two wheels. He sees riding as a means to more mobility, independent production and reconnecting with the world around us. The benefits are numerous. Including thoughts and insights, the author also shares journal entries and letters he’s written to improve his path and the path for those around him.

Cycling Cuba

Author: Tomas Belcik
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CYCLING CUBA recounts a bicycle journey around Cuba Oriente. Contemplating bicycle travel in Cuba, to see Cuba by bicycle on your own, on a self-guided and self-supported trip, is an ideal way to see Cuba, whether traveling solo, or traveling with your spouse or a friend as opposed to any kind of organized travel, group travel above all. CYCLING CUBA is a stage-by-stage account of the journey and a full-color 802 photographs travel pictorial, a photo-essay, a documentary, and a guidebook with all the info you need to set out on much the same journey around Eastern Cuba as the author did. Start your trip in Holguin and ride to Gibara, a small sleepy fishing port and a place of historical interest. From Gibara, pedal a quiet highway along the bay, then cut across a remote agricultural back-country. The scenery is idyllic. Past Guardalavaca, ride up and down scenic hills until the road plunges downhill to the coastal plain and Banes. Riding through agricultural flatland of sugarcane, bananas, and scrubland with roaming cattle, you'll reach Mayarí, another pleasant town. Cycling the coastal road from Moa to Baracoa, you come across entire hillsides and shoreline flats carpeted in broken and uprooted palms, their trunks carpeting the landscape as if deposited there by design. Riding past river inlets and coves, you enter the remote, hurricane-battered, yet charming outpost of Baracoa, Spain's first colonial capital in Cuba. After you soak up Baracoa's charm, then take off to tackle the La Farola road, the highlight of your trip. Climbing and descending the winding mountain road, you traverse the lush mountains of the east and descend to an arid yet ravishingly beautiful south coast. As you pedal toward Playa Imias, cacti are the only sign of vegetation, but the coastal panorama in either direction is stupendous. Having your fill of the coastal scenery, you begin a scorching hot ascent into the arid interior, and skirting the Guantanamo Bay you arrive in Guantanamo. Another stage brings you back to the ocean at Santiago de Cuba. Then it's back inland. After a stop at the El Cobre sanctuary, Cuba's most sacred pilgrimage shrine, you climb again before you begin a gradual downhill to the plains en route to Bayamo. Following day, an easy ride, your last cycling day in Cuba, brings you back to Holguin. The narrative and the pictorial are based on a journey in January-February 2017, so in a pre-pandemic era. Fast forward to September 2020, and mainland Cuba, as most of the world remains shut to tourism. But Cuba announced it may reopen to tourism by the end of the year. If so, that would be great news to tourists from all over the world, including the Americans, because self-supported bicycle travel may be one way how to comply with the regulations in place under Trump administration. Things could change under Biden, but regardless who will win the elections in November, discover what's it like to travel in Cuba on a self-guided and self-supported bicycle tour. Aside from Trump and the pandemic, bicycle travel around Cuba Oriente will be much the same for some time after the pandemic. Cuba is changing, but slowly, and that's part of its appeal for you, the Cuba traveler. Written by an avid cyclist and a photographer, with many cycling guides to his name, an adventure and cultural travel professional with an architectural background and four decades of travel throughout the world, CYCLING CUBA provides an insightful background for a richer and more rewarding travel experience on this Caribbean island. Containing 802 photographs with informative narrative, cycling details of route stages and distances, a list of accommodations, and the route-related GPX cycling tracks you can download, the book promises to entice any intrepid or armchair traveler.

Esquire

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The Thames Valley Catastrophe

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"Two bicyclists, one a Londoner, the other an American geologist named Ward, out for a pleasant bicycle trip in the idyllic Thames valley, meet at a small village inn on the west bank of the Thames. Their parlor chat turns to the subjects of mountains and volcanic eruptions, and the difference between small vent-hole eruptions and large fissure eruptions. The Londoner speaks: ""Let us be thankful,"" I said, carelessly, ""that such things don't happen in our own times."" He eyed me curiously. ""Haven't happened, you mean,"" he answered. ""We have no security that they mayn't happen again to-morrow. These fissure-eruptions, though not historically described for us, are common events in geological history - commoner and on a larger scale in America than elsewhere. Still, they have occurred in all lands and at various epochs; there is no reason at all why one shouldn't occur in England at present.""Cycling the next morning, stopping on a river bridge, the Londoner hears a frantic cry and sees a man running on the river tow path as though being pursued by a wild animal.""I glanced back to see what his pursuer might be; and then, in one second, the whole horror and terror of the catastrophe burst upon me. Its whole horror and terror, I say, but not yet its magnitude. I was aware at first just of a moving red wall, like dull, red-hot molten metal. ... I think I can recollect that my earliest idea was no more than this: ""He must run, or the moving wall will overtake him!"" Next instant, a hot wave seemed to strike my face. It was just like the blast of heat that strikes one in a glasshouse when you stand in front of the boiling and seething glass in the furnace. At about the same point in time, I was aware, I believe, that the dull red wall was really a wall of fire. ... a second wave from behind seemed to rush on and break: it overlaid and outran the first one. This second wave was white, not red - at white heat, I realized. Then, with a burst of recognition, I knew what it all meant. What Ward had spoken of last night - a fissure eruption!""How will he escape? Is Ward toasted? Will the torrent of molten rock follow the river valley to London? Can he warn people in time to flee and save lives? Will London be destroyed? ... !

Good Night Beloved Comrade

Author: Daniel J. Murtaugh
Editor: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299310108
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The record of a thrilling and tormenting gay love affair in World War II England, these letters also reveal a devastating experience of disability and, above all, the awakening of a remarkable and unforgettable literary voice.

Fodor S Virginia And Maryland

Author: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. Staff
Editor: Fodor's
ISBN: 9781400011322
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Provides information on accommodations, restaurants, historic sites, recreation, and shopping

Bbc Wildlife

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The Utne Reader

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Look For Her

Author: Emily Winslow
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062572598
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Everyone loves a beautiful missing girl… "Look For Her ratchets up the tension while also offering moments of sheer grace."-Riley Sager, bestselling author of Final Girls "Beautifully written with an expertly twisty, surprising story, this is a must-read!” — Chevy Stevens, New York Times bestselling author of Never Let You Go Lilling might seem like an idyllic English village, but it’s home to a dark history. In 1976, a teenage girl named Annalise Wood disappeared, and though her body was later discovered, the culprit was never found. Decades later, Annalise maintains a perverse kind of celebrity, and is still the focus of grief, speculation, and for one young woman, a disturbing, escalating jealousy. When DNA linked to the Annalise murder unexpectedly surfaces, cold case detective Morris Keene and his former partner, Chloe Frohmann, hope to finally bring closure to this traumatized community. But the new evidence instead undoes the case's only certainty: the buried body that had long ago been confidently identified as Annalise may be someone else entirely, and instead of answers, the investigators face only new puzzles. Whose body was unearthed all those years ago, and what happened to the real Annalise? Is someone interfering with the investigation? And is there a link to a present-day drowning with eerie connections? With piercing insight and shocking twists, Emily Winslow explores the dark side of sensationalized crime in this haunting psychological thriller.

Community Care

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Sigi And The Italian Girl

Author: Stephen Hale
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545431870
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"An accomplished, absorbing and superbly structured novel of love and war." Amazon reviewer, Canada "A poignant and vibrant exploration of love, betrayal, remorse and joy." Amazon reviewer, UK Two inter-twined love stories, separated by half a century. A gripping wartime saga of soldiers and their girlfriends, devotion and betrayal, heroism and treachery. A stirring contemporary single-dad romance about mothers and their sons, loneliness and longing, family secrets and lies... During one of Europe's darkest hours, the brutal occupation of Fascist Italy in 1944-5, nineteen-year-old Siegfried 'Sigi' Brandt is stationed with the German army in the spectacularly remote village of Madonna del Bosco, far from the front line of battle. Sigi falls for alluring local beauty Tiziana, a descendant of witches. Secretive about her family's affiliations, wary of accusations of collaboration, Tiziana meets Sigi furtively in the old coven's den up on the hillside. From the mountains, as she casts her seductive spell on the German boy, the Resistance threatens the tiny garrison and the villagers must make painful choices. 65 years later, Sigi's English grandson, single-dad Ben, abandons London with his five-year-old son to live the simple life in the same quaint village, now a hippy haven. Old Siegfried, aged and infirm, arrives from Hamburg to visit his family and to revisit his past. Whilst wooing his own Italian girl under sunny skies - feisty, childless, unhappily married Antonella - Ben unearths a disturbing secret about his grandfather's wartime romance. With its brave cast of female characters and its moving tale of love and war, this family saga - about mothers and their sons, grandfathers and their grandsons, lovers and their adultery - will appeal broadly. Readers of literary fiction will enjoy the novel's sensual imagery and its time-shifting chronology. Fans of war-time fiction will be hooked by its suspenseful treatment of Nazi oppression and Resistance. Devotees of literary romance will take pleasure in the joys, and suffer the pains, of the book's two paramours, Sigi and Ben, each under the spell of his own Italian amica. 'The shifts between past and present, together with their associated themes of romance, treachery, loneliness and lust, give the novel a powerful momentum.' 'This is deft writing indeed, as Stephen Hale juggles themes of loyalty, romance, treachery and redemption in this compelling tale of war and its aftermath - a remarkable achievement for a debut novelist taking on a work of such scope.' For those who enjoyed 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin', 'The English Patient' and 'Birdsong', this story of passion and courage in the face of war will entertain, enthral and intrigue.

Frommer S Usa 2000

Author: Cheryl Farr Leas
Editor: *Frommers
ISBN: 9780028634661
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You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's USA captures the highlights of this massive and diverse region in one handy, concise volume. If you plan on seeing even a sliver of what this country has to offer, this guidebook will serve you again and again. With 100 page of maps, Frommer's USA has it all: the Grand Canyon, the California Wine Country, the Shenandoah Valley, Cape Cod, New Orleans, the Rockies, North Carolina's Outer Banks, Utah's spectacular national parks, and much, much more--all described in incredible detail. We've chosen the very best hotels and restaurants throughout the country, with selections in every price range, and we haven't skimped on shopping and nightlife. You'll find the nation's best outdoor adventures, plus theme parks, ghost towns, foliage tours, learning vacations, and more. It's all based on the personal research of our expert writers, who are based all around the country, and who know how to point you to the top places and experiences, no matter what your interests or budget. This guide is a perfect choice for American travelers who want to explore all the wonders across their own country, and indispensable for frequent business travelers and visitors from overseas. You'll even get an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap!

The Bulletin

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California

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Loplop In A Red City

Author: Kenneth Pobo
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The poems in Kenneth Pobo's Loplop in a Red City spring from artworks old and new, figurative to abstract, Vincent Van Gogh to Leonora Carrington to Max Ernst. Like those works, the poems in Loplop are agonized and idyllic, uneasily at home in the surreal, animated, beautiful, and complex. Praise for Loplop in a Red City: These wonderful poems go way beyond mere ekphrasis. They're little masterpieces in their own right, bursting with exuberant life from the page and into our memories without our having to know anything about the paintings that inspired them. - Robert Cooperman, author of In the Colorado Gold Fever Mountains, winner of the Colorado Book Award for Poetry There's no ego here; it's laid bare, without any ribbons or bows, and in that simplicity, somehow more complex than most.... Pobo's talents for finding the right words, his precision as an artist, sing from the canvas in this collection. - Jerrod Edson, author of The Moon Is Real Loplop in a Red City offers us a taste of super powers: Pobo's poems present lyrical, verbal play, and we also gain new insight into art, art history, and the painters who created the great works.... Pobo's poems will provide artistic companionship in the days and years ahead. - Marilyn Kallet, author of 17 books, including The Love That Moves Me There are brilliant daubs of color here, moments where lyrical poems respond to art. Perhaps the concerns of painters are similar to those of poets: who am I, and what has this creative journey meant? - Patricia Clark, Professor and Poet in Residence at Grand Valley State University, author of My Father on a Bicycle and The Canopy

France 1998

Author: Darwin Porter
Editor: MacMillan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780028616377
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France has never lost its charm for travelers. Frommer's covers all the highlights, from Paris to the provinces--great restaurants, wineries, chateaux, biking trips, charming villages, and more. Also, the guide shows how to make dollars-into-francs go further. This year a dozen new interior maps have been added along with expanded coverage of shopping throughout the country. Glossary.