Conversations with a World Traveler

Author: Clifford A. L. Becker

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460204856


Page: 190

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This book primarily recounts the author's experiences of living and working as a university professor in Copenhagen (11/67-11/68), Tehran (9/77-2/79), Athens (2/79-8/79), Beirut (9/79-7/81), Bahrain (9/85-7/96), and Botswana (8/96-8/10). Topics relevant to living abroad are discussed in the form of Conversations, allowing opportunity to ramble to interesting, but semi-related historical facts or human-interest anecdotes. The in-depth observations and poignant conclusions often reflect the reported current events as lived-through rather than gleaned from unreliable news media. Cultural mores in foreign countries, including exposure to different religious beliefs, are practical concerns when living as an expatriate in developing countries. The author's experiences in international travel, from castles and cathedrals in Europe to wild animal safaris in southern Africa, are meant to entertain the seasoned traveler, who has already shared these experiences, as well as the armchair tourist, who can enjoy this activity vicariously. While most of the book recalls events and personal experiences, some sociopolitical stances have necessarily been taken. Attempt is always made to present facts leading to the author's opinion. Motivation to write this book, however, was to share the author's international experiences, whether exciting or mundane.
The Global Traveller Series: 20,000 km by Train

Author: Hans Beumer

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9783906861029

Category: Travel

Page: 164

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The Global Traveller Series inspires to explore the world and undertake cultural journeys, so that you become a Global Traveller as well. '20,000 km by Train' describes the extraordinary adventures of an overland train journey from Zurich to Shanghai: 285 hours and 20,000 km by train from Zurich to Paris, Moscow, Beijing, Lhasa and Shanghai. It includes the 6-day non-stop train on the Trans-Mongolia Express, as well as the pressurised train (like an airplane) on the Lhasa Express route. The book further includes the adventures during an 8-day tour in Tibet to visit many Buddhist monasteries, as well as the Everest Base Camp at 5,200m. This travel journal: -describes the adventures in a slow long-haul means of transportation. -covers topics that the travel agents don’t know about. -shares key organisational and spiritual insights from this journey. -visualises the adventures through many pictures Visit
Coleridge Notebooks V1 Notes

Author: Kathleen Coburn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000736175

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 663

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First published in 2002. Volume 1 of the notes on the Notebooks of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, spanning from 1794 to 1804. The volume is in two parts, text and notes. During his adult life until his death in 1834, Coleridge made entries in more than sixty notebooks. Neither commonplace books nor diaries, but something of both, they contain notes on literary, theological, philosophical, scientific, social and psychological matters, plans for and fragments of works and many other items of great interest. Shortly after World War II, Kathleen Coburn, formerly of Victoria College in Toronto, rediscovered this great collection of unpublished manuscripts. With the support of the Coleridge estate, she embarked on a career of editing and publishing these volumes and was awarded with many honours for her work, including: a Leverhulme Award (1948), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1953), a Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada (1958), the Order of Canada (1974) and an honorary doctorate from her own university. Originally projected as a five volume set (each volume consisting of a book of text and a book of notes).
Woman's World/Woman's Empire

Author: Ian Tyrrell

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469620800

Category: History

Page: 400

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Frances Willard founded the Woman's Christian Temperance Union in 1884 to carry the message of women's emancipation throughout the world. Based in the United States, the WCTU rapidly became an international organization, with affiliates in forty-two countries. Ian Tyrrell tells the extraordinary story of how a handful of women sought to change the mores of the world -- not only by abolishing alcohol but also by promoting peace and attacking prostitution, poverty, and male control of democratic political structures. In describing the work of Mary Leavitt, Jessie Ackermann, and other temperance crusaders on the international scene, Tyrrell identifies the tensions generated by conflict between the WCTU's universalist agenda and its own version of an ideologically and religiously based form of cultural imperialism. The union embraced an international and occasionally ecumenical vision that included a critique of Western materialism and imperialism. But, at the same time, its mission inevitably promoted Anglo-American cultural practices and Protestant evangelical beliefs deemed morally superior by the WCTU. Tyrrell also considers, from a comparative perspective, the peculiar links between feminism, social reform, and evangelical religion in Anglo-American culture that made it so difficult for the WCTU to export its vision of a woman-centered mission to other cultures. Even in other Western states, forging links between feminism and religiously based temperance reform was made virtually impossible by religious, class, and cultural barriers. Thus, the WCTU ultimately failed in its efforts to achieve a sober and pure world, although its members significantly shaped the values of those countries in which it excercised strong influence. As and urgently needed history of the first largescale worldwide women's organization and non-denominational evangelical institution, Woman's World / Woman's Empire will be a valuable resource to scholars in the fields of women's studies, religion, history, and alcohol and temperance studies.
Travelling to Work

Author: Michael Palin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297869627

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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The third volume of Michael Palin's celebrated diaries. TRAVELLING TO WORK is a roller-coaster ride driven by the Palin hallmarks of curiosity and sense of adventure. Michael was not the BBC's first choice for the travel series AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, but after its success, the public naturally wanted more. Palin, however, had other plans. There was his film AMERICAN FRIENDS, a role in Alan Bleasdale's award-winning drama GBH, the staging of his West End play THE WEEKEND, a first novel, HEMINGWAY'S CHAIR, and a lead role in FIERCE CREATURES. He did find time for two more travel series, POLE TO POLE in 1991 and FULL CIRCLE in 1996, and wrote two bestselling books to accompany them. These ten years in different directions offer riches on every page.
The Notebooks of Honora Gorman

Author: Linda Mahkovec

Publisher: Bublish, Inc.

ISBN: 9781647046101

Category: Fiction

Page: 161

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Not a love story—and yet a story of love. Love for a city, the artist’s way, and dreams. When the indomitable, though introverted, Honora Gorman moves to New York City to pursue the writer’s path, she is both awed and overwhelmed by the city’s beauty and energy. Yet she’s convinced that this is the place where her true self will finally emerge. Her beloved notebooks will chronicle her at-long-last journey. Over the course of several decades, her path often veers and detours as she stumbles over the obstacles of jobs, love, places to live, growing older, and the sense that time is running out. Yet pushing her ever forward is the exuberant persistence of storytelling—her “conversation with life”—and her do-or-die determination to stay true to her dreams. Will she triumph in the end? Are such dreams attainable? The result is the fanciful story of Honora’s writing life woven together with fairytales, whimsy, and wonder.







Page: 108

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Mark Twain's Notebooks & Journals, Volume III

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520033832

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 894

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Volume III of Mark Twain's notebooks spans the years 1883 to 1891, a period during which Mark Twain's personal fortunes reached their zenith, as he emerged as one of the most successful authors and publishers in American literary history. During these years Life on the Mississippi, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court appeared, revealing the diversity, depth, and vitality of Mark Twain's literary talents. With his speeches, his public performances, and his lecture tour of 1884/1885, he became the most recognizable of national figures. At the same time, Mark Twain's growing fame and prosperity allowed him to plunge deeply into the business world, a sphere not suited to his erratic energies. He created the subscription publish firm of Charles L. Webster & Company, Which published the most profitable book of its time, the Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. And he became the primary financial support for the ingenious but imperfectible Paige typesetter. Within a few years both the publishing company and the typesetter had taxed Mark Twain's patience, and pocket, beyond endurance. The near bankruptcy of the publishing firm and the debacle of the typesetter scheme finally resulted in 1891 in a drastic decision--to leave the house in Hartford, Connecticut, which had long been the symbol of Mark Twain's rising fortunes and idyllic family life, and move to Europe for an indefinite period in the hope of reducing the family's living expenses. The Clemens family would never return to the Hartford house, and the European stay would lengthen into an almost unbroken nine years of exile. Mark Twain's notebooks permit an intimate view of this turbulent period, whose triumphs were tempered by intimations of financial disaster and personal bitterness.
The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429900645

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Set in Lima, the novel tells of a love story whose participants may be the fictional characters of Don Rigoberto. With his usual sly assurance, Vargas Llosa keeps the reader guessing which episodes are real and which issue from the Don's imagination; the resulting novel, an aggregate of reality and fantasy, is sexy, funny, disquieting, and unfailingly compelling.
Traveler's Notebook

Author: Kadwell Creations


ISBN: 1724209965


Page: 110

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Are you looking for a beautiful Traveler's Notebook/Journal or a gift for that someone special? This a blank lined journal that is perfect for journaling, taking notes and planning. Other details include: 110 pages, dimension 6x9, white paper and a Beautiful cover. Make sure to look out our other journals ideas. __________ Kadwell Creations
World Traveller Notebook

Author: Dia Lab


ISBN: 1790604133


Page: 120

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The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page (St.Ajgustine). Your school supplies should inspire and motivate you to study. The World Map by Willem Blaeu is dated back to 1635 (Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica) will help you here. You are invited to explore the world with Magellan, take part in a voyage with Vasco da Gama and many others, learn about their life adventures and create your own. Dotted lines, no margins, 120 pages, 6 by 9 inches. Pages with a creative footer to inspire you.