A Long Way from Home

Author: Claude McKay

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813539683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

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McKay's account of his long odyssey from Jamaica to Harlem and then on to France, Britain, North Africa, Russia, and finally back to America. As well as depicting his own experiences, the author describes his encounters with such notable personalities as Charlie Chaplin, George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Leon Trotsky, W. E. B. Du Bois, Isadora Duncan, Paul Robeson, and Sinclair Lewis.

A Long Way from Home

Author: Tom Brokaw

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588360830

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Reflections on America and the American experience as he has lived and observed it by the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, whose iconic career in journalism has spanned more than fifty years From his parents’ life in the Thirties, on to his boyhood along the Missouri River and on the prairies of South Dakota in the Forties, into his early journalism career in the Fifties and the tumultuous Sixties, up to the present, this personal story is a reflection on America in our time. Tom Brokaw writes about growing up and coming of age in the heartland, and of the family, the people, the culture and the values that shaped him then and still do today. His father, Red Brokaw, a genius with machines, followed the instincts of Tom’s mother Jean, and took the risk of moving his small family from an Army base to Pickstown, South Dakota, where Red got a job as a heavy equipment operator in the Army Corps of Engineers’ project building the Ft. Randall dam along the Missouri River. Tom Brokaw describes how this move became the pivotal decision in their lives, as the Brokaw family, along with others after World War II, began to live out the American Dream: community, relative prosperity, middle class pleasures and good educations for their children. “Along the river and in the surrounding hills, I had a Tom Sawyer boyhood,” Brokaw writes; and as he describes his own pilgrimage as it unfolded—from childhood to love, marriage, the early days in broadcast journalism, and beyond—he also reflects on what brought him and so many Americans of his generation to lead lives a long way from home, yet forever affected by it. Praise for A Long Way from Home “[A] love letter to the . . . people and places that enriched a ‘Tom Sawyer boyhood.’ Brokaw . . . has a knack for delivering quirky observations on small-town life. . . . Bottom line: Tom’s terrific.”—People “Breezy and straightforward . . . much like the assertive TV newsman himself.”—Los Angeles Times “Brokaw writes with disarming honesty.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Brokaw evokes a sense of community, a pride of citizenship, and a confidence in American ideals that will impress his readers.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

A Long Way from Home

Author: Pat Sandiford Grygier

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773516373

Category: History

Page: 284

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A comprehensive account of the tuberculosis epidemic among the Inuit in the mid-part of the century. The Inuit were victims not only of the epidemic but also of the Canadian government's shockingly slow response and lack of concern for their culture. Grygier's focus is on patients' experiences and the programs set up to deal with the epidemic, rather than on a purely medical discussion of the disease and treatment. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

A Long Way from Home

Author: Nigel Springthorpe

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1780881002

Category: Nineteen fifties

Page: 352

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The year is 1955. A time when international travel is reserved for the privileged few, Andy Marshall, an 18 year old National Service conscript from Plymouth, finds himself posted to the other side of the world. Soon after his arrival at RAF Changi, Singapore, he is sent on detached duty to a staging post on a remote island in the South China Sea, close to the mainland of Borneo.His nine month tour of duty there is filled with a succession of bizarre experiences as he attempts to adjust to living and working with the 30-strong complement of Airmen, led by an eccentric Station Commander. Andy returns to Changi where his unusual exploits, both on and off duty, continue unabated. Throughout his service in the Far East, he is left to reflect on the wisdom of a last-minute marriage proposal prior to his departure from England.His two years of service for Queen and Country completed, he returns home to re-adjust to civilian life, only to discover the lengthy period of separation from his fiancée has had a profound effect on their relationship. Meanwhile, his thoughts are filled with memories of the his time overseas, particularly the camaraderie amongst his fellow men. A re-union of former colleagues takes place but with surprising consequences...A Long Way from Home is a work of fiction inspired by the author’s personal experiences. It paints a wickedly humorous and perceptive picture from an era when National Service was accepted almost without question. Given the continuing debate of the desirability of re-introducing some form of compulsory military service, this novel throws a light on how, over half a century ago, one young man coped a long way from home.

A Long Way from Home

Author: Alice Walsh

Publisher: Second Story Press

ISBN: 1926920805

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 188

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Thirteen-year-old Rabia, along with her mother and younger brother, flee Afghanistan and the brutal Taliban for Pakistan. Some months later, they take part in a program that is relocating refugee widows and orphans to America. However, their flight falls on the fateful morning of 9/11. After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, their plane is diverted to Gander, Newfoundland. Also on the plane is an American boy named Colin, who struggles with his prejudices against Rabia and her family after they are all stuck in Gander while the air space is shut down. The people in the small community (including teens Jason and Leah) open their hearts and their homes to the stranded passengers, volunteering to billet the hundreds of unexpected visitors to the island. Their kindness might be the bridge to understanding and acceptance that Colin and Rabia need.

A long way from home

Author: Emily Stickland

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244975140

Category:

Page: N.A

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A Long Way from Home

Author: Terry Bartholomew

Publisher: Salvation Army (NY)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Homeless families

Page: 169

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This is the first Australian book to specifically address homelessness among family groups.

A Long Way from Home

Author: Maureen Crane Wartski

Publisher: Berkley Books

ISBN: 9780451114341

Category: American fiction

Page: 137

View: 1362


A 15-year-old Vietnamese refugee having difficulty adjusting to the strange ways and language of the United States and his adoptive home runs away to a Vietnamese fishing community hoping he can "belong" there. A sequel to A Boat to Nowhere.