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American Dirt

American Dirt
The heartstopping story that will live with you for ever

by Jeanine Cummins

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-01-21
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1472261380
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Heartstopping... doesn't let up... you will urge them on, fists clenched' The Times An extraordinary story of the lengths a mother will go to to save her son, AMERICAN DIRT has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. It's time to read what you've been missing. Lydia Perez owns a bookshop in Acapulco, Mexico, and is married to a fearless journalist. Luca, their eight-year-old son, completes the picture. But it only takes a bullet to rip them apart. In a city in the grip of a drug cartel, friends become enemies overnight, and Lydia has no choice but to flee with Luca at her side. North for the border... whatever it takes to stay alive. The journey is dangerous - not only for them, but for those they encounter along the way. Who can be trusted? And what sacrifices is Lydia prepared to make? *An Instant New York Times #1 Bestseller* *An Instant Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller* *Over 2 million copies sold globally* *A Richard and Judy Bookclub Pick* *An Oprah's Book Club Pick* *A BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime*

Study Guide for Book Clubs: American Dirt

Study Guide for Book Clubs: American Dirt
A Book

by Kathryn Cope

  • Publisher : Kathryn Cope
  • Release : 2020-10-23
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An essential tool for all reading groups! No reading group should be without this book club companion to Jeanine Cummins’s bestselling novel, American Dirt. This comprehensive guide includes useful background to the novel, a full plot summary, discussion of themes & symbols, detailed character notes, thought-provoking discussion questions, and even a quick quiz. Study Guides for Book Clubs are designed to help you get the absolute best from your book club meetings. They enable reading group members to appreciate their chosen book in greater depth than ever before. Please be aware that this is a companion guide and does not contain the full text of the novel.

American Dirt Track Racer

American Dirt Track Racer
A Book

by Joe Scalzo

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781610608053
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the most evocative eras in the history of American motorsport was the golden age of dirt-track racing, when hairy-knuckled drivers duked it out in open-wheel racers on half-mile ovals around the country. This photographic history spans the classic era from 1946 to 1970, featuring vintage photography of the Champ and Sprint cars that were driven by men like A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Roger Ward and Bobby Unser for very little monetary reward. The technologies of the most successful and unusual cars are discussed as are specific races, circuits and some of the more colorful personalities of the period. Midget and track roadsters are also featured, along with period color photography.

American Dirt: Chapter Sampler

American Dirt: Chapter Sampler
A Book

by Jeanine Cummins

  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release : 2019-08-02
  • Pages : 27
  • ISBN : 125075108X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Download a free excerpt from Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt! También de este lado hay sueños. On this side too, there are dreams. Already being hailed as "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic", American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope. If it’s only a better life you seek, seek it elsewhere...This path is only for people who have no choice, no other option, only violence and misery behind you. And your journey will grow even more treacherous from here. Everything is working against you. —American Dirt Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with four books he would like to buy—two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same. Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia—trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier’s reach doesn’t extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to? American Dirt will leave readers utterly changed when they finish reading it. It is a page-turner, it is a literary achievement, it is filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times.

Summary of American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Summary of American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
American Dirt Book Analysis by Peter Cuomo

by Peter Cuomo

  • Publisher : Peter Cuomo
  • Release : 2022-01-03
  • Pages : 87
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A complete summary of Jeanine Cummins book American Dirt About the original book: Lydia Quixano Pérez, a bookshop owner in Acapulco, saves her son Luca from a massacre that kills out their whole family at a quinceañera barbeque. The offenders are three sicarios, murders for Los Jardineros, a vicious local gang. Javier Crespo Fuentes, Lydia’s close friend and the jefe of Los Jardineros, ordered the killing in revenge for an exposé authored by Lydia’s husband, a writer called Sebastián Pérez Delgado. Javier’s violent wrath derives not from the story itself, but from the damage, it has on his daughter, Marta, who commits suicide when she learns of her father’s actual identity. Lydia and Luca spend the rest of the novel escaping from Javier’s soldiers, encountering a colorful cast of refugees along the way to the US.

Chasing Dirt

Chasing Dirt
The American Pursuit of Cleanliness

by Suellen Hoy

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1996-10-10
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 0195354850
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Americans in the early 19th century were, as one foreign traveller bluntly put it, "filthy, bordering on the beastly"--perfectly at home in dirty, bug-infested, malodorous surroundings. Many a home swarmed with flies, barnyard animals, dust, and dirt; clothes were seldom washed; men hardly ever shaved or bathed. Yet gradually all this changed, and today, Americans are known worldwide for their obsession with cleanliness--for their sophisticated plumbing, daily bathing, shiny hair and teeth, and spotless clothes. In Chasing Dirt, Suellen Hoy provides a colorful history of this remarkable transformation from "dreadfully dirty" to "cleaner than clean," ranging from the pre-Civil War era to the 1950s, when American's obsession with cleanliness reached its peak. Hoy offers here a fascinating narrative, filled with vivid portraits of the men and especially the women who helped America come clean. She examines the work of early promoters of cleanliness, such as Catharine Beecher and Sylvester Graham; and describes how the Civil War marked a turning point in our attitudes toward cleanliness, discussing the work of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, headed by Frederick Law Olmsted, and revealing how the efforts of Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War inspired American women--such as Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton, and Louisa May Alcott--to volunteer as nurses during the war. We also read of the postwar efforts of George E. Waring, Jr., a sanitary engineer who constructed sewer systems around the nation and who, as head of New York City's street-cleaning department, transformed the city from the nation's dirtiest to the nation's cleanest in three years. Hoy details the efforts to convince African-Americans and immigrants of the importance of cleanliness, examining the efforts of Booker T. Washington (who preached the "gospel of the toothbrush"), Jane Addams at Hull House, and Lillian Wald at the Henry Street Settlement House. Indeed, we see how cleanliness gradually shifted from a way to prevent disease to a way to assimilate, to become American. And as the book enters the modern era, we learn how advertising for soaps, mouth washes, toothpastes, and deodorants in mass-circulation magazines showed working men and women how to cleanse themselves and become part of the increasingly sweatless, odorless, and successful middle class. Shower for success! By illuminating the historical roots of America's shift from "dreadfully dirty" to "squeaky clean," Chasing Dirt adds a new dimension to our understanding of our national culture. And along the way, it provides colorful and often amusing social history as well as insight into what makes Americans the way we are today.

Dirt Road Revival

Dirt Road Revival
How to Rebuild Rural Politics and Why Our Future Depends On It

by Chloe Maxmin,Canyon Woodward

  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release : 2022-05-10
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 080700751X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Democratic Party left rural America behind. This urgent rallying cry shows how Democrats can win back and empower overlooked communities that have been pushing politics to the right—and why long-term progressive political power depends on it. Through 2 successful elections in rural red districts that few thought could be won by a Democrat, twentysomethings Maine state senator Chloe Maxmin (D-District 13) and campaign manager Canyon Woodward saw how the Democratic Party has focused for too long on the interests of elite leaders and big donors, forcing the party to abandon the concerns of rural America—jeopardizing climate justice, racial equity, economic justice, and more. Dirt Road Revival looks at how we got here and lays out a road map for progressive campaigns in rural America to build an inclusive, robust, grassroots politics that fights for equity and justice across our country. First, Maxmin and Woodward detail how rural America has been left behind. They explore rural healthcare, economic struggle, brain drain, aging communities, whiteness and racism, education access, broadband, Big Agriculture, and more. Drawing on their own experiences, they paint a picture of rural America today and pinpoint the strategic failures of Democrats that have caused the party to lose its rural foothold. Next, they tell the story of their successful campaigns in the most rural county in the most rural state in the nation. In 2018, Maxmin became the only Democrat to ever win Maine House District 88 and then unseated the highest-ranking Republican in Maine —the Senate Minority Leader—in 2020, making her the youngest woman senator in Maine’s history. Finally, Maxmin and Woodward distill their experiences into concrete lessons that can be applied to rural districts across the country to build power from the state and local levels on up. They lay out a new long-term vision for Democrats to rebuild trust and win campaigns in rural America by translating progressive values to a rural context, moving beyond the failed strategies of establishment consultants and utilizing grassroots-movement organizing strategies to effectively engage moderate rural voters.

Dirt

Dirt
The Erosion of Civilizations

by David R. Montgomery

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2007-05-14
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN : 0520933168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dirt, soil, call it what you want—it's everywhere we go. It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, our cities. This fascinating yet disquieting book finds, however, that we are running out of dirt, and it's no laughing matter. An engaging natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern times, Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations explores the compelling idea that we are—and have long been—using up Earth's soil. Once bare of protective vegetation and exposed to wind and rain, cultivated soils erode bit by bit, slowly enough to be ignored in a single lifetime but fast enough over centuries to limit the lifespan of civilizations. A rich mix of history, archaeology and geology, Dirt traces the role of soil use and abuse in the history of Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, China, European colonialism, Central America, and the American push westward. We see how soil has shaped us and we have shaped soil—as society after society has risen, prospered, and plowed through a natural endowment of fertile dirt. David R. Montgomery sees in the recent rise of organic and no-till farming the hope for a new agricultural revolution that might help us avoid the fate of previous civilizations.

Yellow Dirt

Yellow Dirt
A Poisoned Land and the Betrayal of the Navajos

by Judy Pasternak

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2011-07-05
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1416594833
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Describes how the Navajo worked for the U.S. government unprotected in the uranium mines that fueled the Cold War, and how the abandoned mines remained on the Navajo reservation, causing cancer rates and birth defects to soar.

Sustainability and the American Naturalist Tradition

Sustainability and the American Naturalist Tradition
Revisiting Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, and Edward O. Wilson

by Craig Thomas

  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release : 2018-03-31
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 3839441781
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Humanity is failing at solving complex socio-ecological problems like global climate change, biodiversity loss and population growth. The existing 'sustainable development' paradigm and its reliance on trade-offs between the three pillars of environment, economics, and equity is not robust enough to maintain global carrying capacity. In this timely intervention, Thomas argues that the holistic and transdisciplinary thinking of four iconic American naturalists - Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, and Edward O. Wilson - can instead help to solve our biggest twenty-first century challenges by synthesizing values from four eras of cultural and environmental history.

A Line of Blood and Dirt

A Line of Blood and Dirt
Creating the Canada-United States Border Across Indigenous Lands

by Assistant Professor of History Benjamin Hoy,Benjamin Hoy

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2021-02-16
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0197528694
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This book examines the creation and enforcement of Canada United States border from 1775 until 1939. Built with Indigenous labour and on top of Indigenous land, the border was born in conflict. Federal administrators used deprivation, starvation, and coercion to displace Indigenous communities and undermine their conceptions of territory and sovereignty. European, African American, Chinese, Cree, Assiniboine, Dakota, Lakota, Nimiipuu, Coast Salish, Ojibwe, and Haudenosaunee communities faced a diversity of border closure experiences and timelines. Unevenness and variation served as hallmarks of the border as federal officials in each country committed to a kind of border power that was diffuse and far reaching. Utilizing Historical GIS, this book showcases how regional conflicts, political reorganization, and social upheaval created the Canada-US border and remade the communities who lived in its shadows"--

The End

The End
A Novel

by Salvatore Scibona

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2009-10-06
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1101150920
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An incredible debut and National Book Award-nominated novel, described as "Memento meets Augie March. Didion meets Hitchcock" by Esquire, from the author of The Volunteer It is August 15, 1953, the day of a boisterous and unwieldy street carnival in Elephant Park, an Italian immigrant enclave in northern Ohio. As the festivities reach a riotous pitch and billow into the streets, five members of the community labor under the weight of a terrible secret. As these floundering souls collide, one day of calamity and consequence sheds light on a half century of their struggles, their follies, and their pride. And slowly, it becomes clear that buried deep in the hearts of these five exquisitely drawn characters is the long-silenced truth about the crime that twisted each of their worlds. Cast against the racial, spiritual, and moral tension that has given rise to modern America, this first novel exhumes the secrets lurking in the darkened crevices of the soul of our country. Inventive, explosive, and revelatory, The End introduces Salvatore Scibona as an important new voice in American fiction.

Dirt Cheap

Dirt Cheap
A Book

by Jarles Alberg

  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2018-12-28
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1483493652
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For Alex Johanson, this assignment sounds easy enough. The guy wears many hats: crop and hail adjuster, disaster adjuster, former general contractor, and investigator of pretty much everything he sees or hears—usually for his own personal edification. Although he generally works alone, he has an office in Omaha, run by his business partner Samantha. Sam always told Alex that his constant curiosity and investigating was going to bite him in the ass someday. Well, that day has come, and now both Alex and Sam are on the run. Problem is Alex doesn’t even know whom he’s managed to tick off. Why are they being chased, and why have NSA agents been sent to protect them? A simple assignment has turned Alex’s life upside-down, but he never meant for this to happen to Samantha.

American Dirt

American Dirt
A Novel

by Jeanine Cummins

  • Publisher : Tinder Press
  • Release : 2020-01-07
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781472261410
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'I couldn't put it down. I'll never stop thinking about it' Ann Patchett'One hell of a novel about a good woman on the run with her beautiful boy' Stephen KingFEAR KEEPS THEM RUNNING. HOPE KEEPS THEM ALIVE.Vivid, visceral, utterly compelling, AMERICAN DIRT is the first novel to explore the experience of attempting to illegally cross the US-Mexico border. Described as 'A Grapes of Wrath for our times' (Don Winslow) it is a story that will leave you utterly changed.Yesterday, Lydia had a bookshop.Yesterday, Lydia was married to a journalist.Yesterday, she was with everyone she loved most in the world.Today, her eight-year-old son Luca is all she has left.For him, she will carry a machete strapped to her leg.For him, she will leap onto the roof of a high speed train.For him, she will find the strength to keep running.

Asian American Religious Cultures [2 volumes]

Asian American Religious Cultures [2 volumes]
A Book

by Jonathan H. X. Lee,Fumitaka Matsuoka,Edmond Yee,Ronald Y. Nakasone

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2015-09-01
  • Pages : 1060
  • ISBN : 1598843311
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A resource ideal for students as well as general readers, this two-volume encyclopedia examines the diversity of the Asian American and Pacific Islander spiritual experience. • Covers both common motifs in Asian American religious culture, such as Chinese New Year festivals and mortuary rituals, as well as many newly established faith traditions • Contains entries on rarely addressed topics within Asian American religion, such as Hezhen Shamanism

Forth and Back

Forth and Back
Translation, Dirty Realism, and the Spanish Novel (1975-1995)

by Cintia Santana

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 161148460X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Forth and Back broadens the scope of Hispanic trans-Atlantic studies by shifting the focus to Spain's trans-lingual exchange with the United States at the end of the twentieth century. Highlighting the incipient globalization of literary markets after Franco's death, Forth and Back examines the economic, poetical, and ideological constraints that shaped the keen consumption of U.S. literature by Spanish publishers, readers, and writers.

Heavy Traffic On a Dirt Road

Heavy Traffic On a Dirt Road
A Book

by Alex Fogel

  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2016-01-04
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1329807308
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Few people would suspect that mild-mannered Sean “Recon” Wallace was one of the most powerful men in the country – financially, politically, and physically. Content to spend his time alone in the wilderness of Southwest Georgia, the former Force Recon Marine never expected to stumble upon the scene where three men were preparing to make a pornographic snuff film. Rescuing the woman from the filmmakers was only the beginning, however. Informed that there was a shipment of captured young girls about to be sold into prostitution, and that someone in his own company is involved in the human trafficking conspiracy, Sean teams with a beautiful Australian heiress to save the girls, restore his corporate legacy, and prove that power deferred is not power lost. Adventure, mystery, romance and humor – the trademarks of a novel by Alex Fogel, are once again in abundant supply throughout “Heavy Traffic on a Dirt Road”.

Hearings

Hearings
A Book

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

by United States. Congress

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1886
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Guy Martin: When You Dead, You Dead

Guy Martin: When You Dead, You Dead
A Book

by Guy Martin

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2015-10-22
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0753551543
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'The maddest 12 months of my life. The journey starts with an oddball race up an American mountain and ends with me checking myself out of hospital with a broken back. Again ...' As Guy’s Latvian grandfather frequently reminded him, ‘When you dead, you dead’. So before it’s all over, Guy Martin is making the most of the time he’s got. In this past year alone, Guy has raced the Isle of Man TT and finished on the podium; bike trekked through India; competed in solo 24-hour bicycles races; flown a stunt plane; broken a go-kart speed record down a French mountain and attempted to break the motorcycle land-speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats. And he’s done all this around his day job as a truck mechanic. But let Guy tell you about it himself: ‘This book starts in a Transit, ends in a Transit, and in between I’ve raced a few pushbikes, raced a few motorbikes and got a fair few stories to tell you.’ Spot on.