On the Road

On the Road Author Jack Kerouac
ISBN-10 0140265007
Year 2012-01
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Penguin Classics
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Sal Paradise, young and innocent, joins the slightly crazed Dean Moriarty on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States. Their hedonistic search for release or fulfilment through drink, sex, drugs and jazz becomes an exploration of personal freedom, a test of the limits of the American Dream. A brilliant blend of fiction and autobiography, Jack Kerouac's exhilarating novel defined the new 'Beat' generation and became the bible of the counter culture. Jack Kerouac's landmark novel, On the Road, beloved by millions around the world for over fifty years, has finally been adapted for the screen. Acclaimed international filmmaker Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries) directs a world class cast and crew in a film that feels contemporary while remaining faithful to Kerouac's iconic text. On the Road stars Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge, Alice Braga, Elizabeth Moss, Danny Morgan, Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen. On the Road in Australian cinemas from September 27, 2012. View the official film trailer, read an extract and more. 'On the Road sold a trillion Levis and a million espresso machines, and also sent countless kids on the road. The alienation, the restlessness, the dissatisfaction were already there waiting when Kerouac pointed out the road', William Burroughs 'Pop writing at its best. It changed the way I saw the world, making me yearn for fresh experience', Hanif Kureishi

On the Road

On the Road Author Jack Kerouac
ISBN-10 UOM:39015070730109
Year 2007
Pages 307
Language en
Publisher Viking Press
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Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast.

On the Road

On the Road Author Jack Kerouac
ISBN-10 9780141912561
Year 2011-07-21
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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On the Road swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, generosity, chill dawns and drugs, with Sal Paradise and his hero Dean Moriarty, traveller and mystic, the living epitome of Beat. Now recognized as a modern classic, its American Dream is nearer that of Walt Whitman than Scott Fitzgerald, and it goes racing towards the sunset with unforgettable exuberance, poignancy and autobiographical passion. Contains an introduction by Ann Charters, as well as suggestions for further reading of acclaimed criticisms and references.

Criminal on the Road

Criminal on the Road Author T. C. Willett
ISBN-10 0415264162
Year 2003-10-01
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1964 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

My Life on the Road

My Life on the Road Author Gloria Steinem
ISBN-10 9780812988352
Year 2015-10-27
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Random House
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Gloria Steinem—writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader—tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change. ONE OF O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE’S TEN FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Harper’s Bazaar • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Publishers Weekly When people ask me why I still have hope and energy after all these years, I always say: Because I travel. Taking to the road—by which I mean letting the road take you—changed who I thought I was. The road is messy in the way that real life is messy. It leads us out of denial and into reality, out of theory and into practice, out of caution and into action, out of statistics and into stories—in short, out of our heads and into our hearts. Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. When she was a young girl, her father would pack the family in the car every fall and drive across country searching for adventure and trying to make a living. The seeds were planted: Gloria realized that growing up didn’t have to mean settling down. And so began a lifetime of travel, of activism and leadership, of listening to people whose voices and ideas would inspire change and revolution. My Life on the Road is the moving, funny, and profound story of Gloria’s growth and also the growth of a revolutionary movement for equality—and the story of how surprising encounters on the road shaped both. From her first experience of social activism among women in India to her work as a journalist in the 1960s; from the whirlwind of political campaigns to the founding of Ms. magazine; from the historic 1977 National Women’s Conference to her travels through Indian Country—a lifetime spent on the road allowed Gloria to listen and connect deeply with people, to understand that context is everything, and to become part of a movement that would change the world. In prose that is revealing and rich, Gloria reminds us that living in an open, observant, and “on the road” state of mind can make a difference in how we learn, what we do, and how we understand each other. Praise for My Life on the Road “This legendary feminist makes a compelling case for traveling as listening: a way of letting strangers’ stories flow, as she puts it, ‘out of our heads and into our hearts.’”—People “Like Steinem herself, [My Life on the Road] is thoughtful and astonishingly humble. It is also filled with a sense of the momentous while offering deeply personal insights into what shaped her.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “A lyrical meditation on restlessness and the quest for equity . . . Part of the appeal of My Life is how Steinem, with evocative, melodic prose, conveys the air of discovery and wonder she felt during so many of her journeys. . . . The lessons imparted in Life on the Road offer more than a reminiscence. They are a beacon of hope for the future.”—USA Today “A warmly companionable look back at nearly five decades as itinerant feminist organizer and standard-bearer. If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to sit down with Ms. Steinem for a casual dinner, this disarmingly intimate book gives a pretty good idea, mixing hard-won pragmatic lessons with more inspirational insights.”—The New York Times “Steinem rocks. My Life on the Road abounds with fresh insights and is as populist as can be.”—The Boston Globe From the Hardcover edition.

On the Road of the Winds

On the Road of the Winds Author Patrick Vinton Kirch
ISBN-10 0520928962
Year 2000-05-24
Pages 446
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth's surface and encompasses many thousands of islands, the home to numerous human societies and cultures. Among these indigenous Oceanic cultures are the intrepid Polynesian double-hulled canoe navigators, the atoll dwellers of Micronesia, the statue carvers of remote Easter Island, and the famed traders of Melanesia. Recent archaeological excavations, combined with allied research in historical linguistics, biological anthropology, and comparative ethnography, have begun to reveal much new information about the long-term history of these Pacific Island societies and cultures. On the Road of the Winds synthesizes the grand sweep of human history in the Pacific Islands, beginning with the movement of early people out from Asia more than 40,000 years ago, and tracing the development of myriad indigenous cultures up to the time of European contact in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. Questions that scholars have posed and puzzled over for two centuries or more are illuminated here: Where did the Pacific Islanders come from? How did they discover and settle the thousands of islands? Why did they build great monuments like Nan Madol on Pohnpei Island in Micronesia or the famous Easter Island statues? This book provides an up-to-date synthesis of archaeological and historical anthropological knowledge of these fascinating indigenous cultures. In particular, Kirch focuses on human ecology and island adaptations, the complexities of island trading and exchange systems, voyaging technology and skills, and the development of intensive economic systems linked to the growth of large populations. He also draws on his own original field research conducted on many islands, ranging from the Solomons to Hawai'i, as he takes us on an intellectual voyage into the Oceanic past.

On the road

On the road Author James E. Shapiro
ISBN-10 0517534436
Year 1978
Pages 178
Language en
Publisher Crown Pub
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A perceptive and revealing narrative exposes the realities of a runner's existence, portraying the world of the marathon as a microcosm that reflects the same dramas and personalities encountered in the outside world

Look Out on the Road

Look Out on the Road Author Paul Humphrey
ISBN-10 0237525429
Year 2003
Pages 31
Language en
Publisher Evans Brothers
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'Look out on the road' is the perfect introduction to road safety for very young children. It features many aspects of road safety including signs and signals, different types of roads and street environments as well as the safest way to approach traffic.

Jack Kerouac s On the Road

Jack Kerouac s On the Road Author Harold Bloom
ISBN-10 9780791075814
Year 2004-01
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher Infobase Publishing
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- 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"

On the Road

On the Road Author Nola Quinlan
ISBN-10 143333450X
Year 2012-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Teacher Created Materials
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Discusses ratios and percents and explains how they are used in real-life situations while traveling.

On the Road Driving Adventures Pleasures and Discoveries

On the Road   Driving Adventures  Pleasures and Discoveries Author Peter Schindler
ISBN-10 9889825619
Year 2005-08-01
Pages 196
Language en
Publisher On the Road Editions Ltd
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We had been driving all day in Brittany, where making cider and crêpes is an art. We bought one bottle of the cider, for memorys sake, and a cookbook, too, Crêpes and Galettes, to add to my wifes sprawling collection of such items.... There are a million books about cars, but none about driving, until now: 'On the Road' unashamedly celebrates the pleasures of driving. 'On the Road' is full of stunning photographs of magnificent roads, breath-taking landscapes and people at one with their cars. The book is about driving experiences around the world, told by a man who has had a life-long passion for driving. 'On the Road' takes the reader on a journey discovering how beautiful and refreshing driving, and life, can be.

Music and Tourism

Music and Tourism Author Chris Gibson
ISBN-10 187315092X
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 301
Language en
Publisher Channel View Publications
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Music and Tourism is the first book to comprehensively examine the links between travel and music. It combines contemporary and historical analysis of the economic and social impact of music tourism, with discussions of the cultural politics of authenticity and identity.

Slovakia on the Road to Independence

Slovakia on the Road to Independence Author Paul Hacker
ISBN-10 0271036230
Year 2010
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Penn State Press
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This memoir covers the volatile political intrigues surrounding the breakup of Czechoslovakia and the founding of independent Slovakia in 1993.

On the Road

On the Road Author Jack Kerouac
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105012255233
Year 1957
Pages 605
Language en
Publisher Viking Press
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This counterculture classic reveals the escapades of members of the beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast