The Long and Winding Road

Author: Jim Couper

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781894974127

Category: Travel

Page: 228

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Highway 97 winds its way from the high desert plains of northern California to the Yukon-British Columbia border, making it North America's longest north-south road. Author Jim Couper takes you on a spectacular guided tour from one end of this unsung highway to the other, mixing historical anecdotes with information on colourful local events and must-see points of interest. From hot springs to volcanoes, dynamic cities to ghost towns, Highway 97 holds surprises and charms at every turn. Take in the lava beds and deserts, arid uplands and giant cedars, and orchards and vineyards of Oregon and Washington. Above the border, cruise through BC's sunny Okanagan, famous for its roadside fruit and vegetable stands and 60 outstanding wineries. Marvel at pristine lakes, mighty rivers and marble canyons in Cariboo ranch country, where gold-rush lore and friendly people make it a land for all seasons. End your tour in the northern wilderness, where untamed nature still holds sway. This entertaining, practical guide is invaluable to anyone interested in travelling all or part of this fascinating road.

The Long and Winding Road

Author: Lionel B. Harris

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491820330

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 365

View: 4331

According to biblical doctrine, God first created people in the universe with a hierarchy of holy angels, with the highest order being identified as cherubim. One of them, who was anointed and perhaps the most elitist cherub amongst them, knew he was created beautiful and perfect in his ways. Alternately, with pride and arrogance at the forefront, that same being became the supreme architect and advocate for sin, evil and untold suffering. Henceforth, the diabolical Satan was loosed upon the world. Tragically, from time to time, beauty is in the fabled beast. Handsome man and beautiful women may be pleasing to the eyes and their good looks may even grant them unearned favor but their inner nature is a virtual mystery. They might be evil incarnated. Meanwhile, the not-so attractive individuals are oftentimes ignored and generally devalued, all dependent upon the beholder. But possibly, the inner core of that select person could render him or her almost angelic-like. Lifes long and winding road is lined with so-called beautiful and so-called unattractive people. However, through faith and Gods grace (and not the naked eye), the lonely traveler may be able to distinguish which is which. And thatll make lifes journey worthwhile. All too often, a young man fathers a child and assumes that that, in itself, validates his manhood. Initially, as a new dad, he might even feel that all is right with the new world, and his future looms bright. In many cases, its a heartfelt euphoria that defies description. However, when the novelty wears off and reality returns, a rather lengthy journey commences. To the mothers credit and merit, she usually accompanies her offspring on lifes long and winding road but, far too frequently, the once proud father falters or completely vanishes along the way. Arguably so, its serious and impactuous tragedy for the mother, the absentee father, the child and sometimes, the world at large. The good news is this, however, One-size-fits-all meager, gloomy or dire it might be, does not necessarily dictate their impending future. Through their own resilience, paired with a burning desire to overcome their childhoods deficiencies, they, alternately, walk a pathway less hazardous. And sometimes, when sincere loved ones step forward, it renders lifes journey well worthwhile and almost superlative. And thats a road well worth embarking upon.

The Long and Winding Road

Author: Vince Tracy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483634582

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9777

There must have been a time when you just could not get a certain song out of your head. Perhaps it was the last sound played at the disco or perhaps theres a certain riff in a song that haunts you? Perhaps its one of those songs which have a special meaning for you or a special person in your life? Whatever the reason we all have had musical influences throughout our life and some we have deliberately chosen whilst others have crept in because we watch television and listen to the radio. We also have been subjected to other musical influences from shops, restaurants, churches, dance halls and anyone whistling or singing near us. Why was it almost impossible to remember Shakespeares quotations when I tried to learn them for school yet I can remember words to songs without even trying to memorise them? As someone who has made a living from playing music for others to listen to it has interested me greatly to find out whether any of the records which have made the popular music charts has had a greater influence on me than I have realized. I will also try to remember the words to the songs I heard in my younger years without using either reference books or a safety net! I will also attempt to put the music in some kind of time frame looking at what else was happening aside from the music. I will also identify how my own appreciation of music has evolved and that charts become less important with age. This will be the basis of a large part of my book. I will also try to show that I have had to show a good amount of true grit and determination in order to eventually find the job I had always wanted from my childhood days of listening to Radio Luxembourg and Radio Caroline. Moreover, it takes a lifetime to really see your priorities. Join me now in my musical voyage of discovery.

The Long and Winding Road

Author: R. L. Galbraith

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450255566

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 8333

In India in the mid-nineteenth century, Reggie Fitzsimmons is a young, virile, smart businessman. He sees no reason why he can't be a merchant trader and act as a part-time sergeant in the military- unaware that a completely different destiny awaits him. Feeling compelled to fulfill his military commitment and in need of extra income, Reggie joins the East India Company militia that supports the Royal British Army during the 1857 Indian Mutiny. He feels he is not only serving the Queen but saving the British Empire from a terrible tragedy. Without reservation, he becomes engaged in the Siege of Delhi, one of the most ruthless and bloody battles of the uprising. In the midst of war, he succumbs to a forbidden love affair with Manju, a servant girl, and forsakes his wife, Mary, who hastily returns to London. But Reggie and Manju face many obstacles in their relationship. Nevi Qureshi, an unsavory Indian patriot, vows that Manju will be his, and he will do whatever it takes to make this so. Reggie, determined to stop Qureshi, must also survive the challenges and dangers of war in order for the two lovers to become one.

The Long and Winding Road

Author: Erik Sternberger


ISBN: 1435733584


Page: 116

View: 8110

A tragic love story where a man falls in love with a criminal.

The Long and Winding Road

Author: Alan Johnson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473526760

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 3393

'Johnson writes with his usual warmth, wit and modesty' Sunday Times Winner of the Parliamentary Book Award, best memoir by a Parliamentarian, 2016 This is politics as you've never seen it before. From the condemned slums of Southam Street in West London to the corridors of power in Westminster, Alan Johnson’s multi-award-winning autobiography charts an extraordinary journey, almost unimaginable in today’s Britain. This third volume tells of Alan’s early political skirmishes as a trades union leader, where his negotiating skills and charismatic style soon came to the notice of Tony Blair and other senior members of the Labour Party. As a result, Alan was chosen to stand in the constituency of Hull West and Hessle, and entered Parliament as an MP after the landslide election victory for Labour in May 1997. But this is no self-aggrandizing memoir of Westminster politicking and skulduggery. Supporting the struggle of his constituents, the Hull trawlermen and their families, for justice comes more naturally to Alan than do the byzantine complexities of Parliamentary procedure. But of course he does succeed there, and rises through various ministerial positions to the office of Home Secretary in 2009. In The Long and Winding Road, Alan’s characteristic honesty and authenticity shine through every word. His book takes you into a world which is at once familiar and strange: this is politics as you’ve never seen it before...

Long and Winding Roads

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628925159

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 7212

In Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles, Kenneth Womack brings the band's story vividly to life-from their salad days as a Liverpool Skiffle group and their apprenticeship in the nightclubs and mean streets of Hamburg through their early triumphs at the legendary Cavern Club and the massive onslaught of Beatlemania itself. By mapping the group's development as an artistic fusion, Womack traces the Beatles' creative arc from their first, primitive recordings through Abbey Road and the twilight of their career. In order to communicate the nature and power of the band's remarkable achievement, Womack examines the Beatles' body of work as an evolving art object. He investigates the origins and creation of the group's compositions, as well as the songwriting and recording practices that brought them to fruition. Womack's analysis of the Beatles' albums transports readers on a journey through the Beatles' heyday as recording artists between 1962 and 1969, when the band enjoyed a staggering musical and lyrical leap that took them from their first album Please Please Me, which they recorded in the space of a single day, to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the White Album, and Abbey Road-albums that collectively required literally thousands of hours to produce. In addition to considering the band's increasing self-consciousness about the overall production, design, and presentation of their art, Womack explores the Beatles' albums as a collection of musical and lyrical impressions that finds them working towards a sense of aesthetic unity. In Long and Winding Roads, Womack reveals the ways in which the Beatles gave life to a musical synthesis that would change the world.

Long and Winding Roads, Revised Edition

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501387073

Category: Music

Page: 243

View: 2937

In Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles, Revised Edition, Kenneth Womack brings the band's story vividly to life-from their salad days as a Liverpool Skiffle group and their apprenticeship in the nightclubs and mean streets of Hamburg through their early triumphs at the legendary Cavern Club and the massive onslaught of Beatlemania itself. By mapping the group's development as an artistic fusion, Womack traces the Beatles' creative arc from their first, primitive recordings through Abbey Road and the twilight of their career. In this revised edition, Womack addresses new insights in Beatles-related scholarship since the original publication of Long and Winding Roads, along with hundreds of the group's outtakes released in the intervening years. The updated edition also affords attention to the Beatles' musical debt to Rhythm and Blues, as well as to key recent discoveries that vastly shift our understanding of formative events in the band's timeless story.

The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440844275

Category: Music

Page: 621

View: 9043

This condensed paperback encyclopedia documents the enduring cultural impact and musical legacy of the Beatles, providing readers with a one-stop resource to the Fab Four's compelling story and breadth of achievements. • Provides an easy-to-use, single-volume condensed version of the hardcover edition of Greenwood's The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four • Presents expansive, detailed information about the Beatles' lives and their iconic music that secured their place in history • Analyzes the Beatles' body of work, including collective efforts and solo releases, and identifies the significant people, places, and events that impacted their work • Includes a selected bibliography of print and electronic resources that are accessible and useful to students and general readers alike