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Barbarian Days

Barbarian Days
A Surfing Life

by William Finnegan

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2015-07-21
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0698163745
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography** “Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard.”—Sports Illustrated Included in President Obama’s 2016 Summer Reading List Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses—off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves. Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites-only gang in a tough school in Honolulu. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them. Youthful folly—he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay, on Maui—is served up with rueful humor. As Finnegan’s travels take him ever farther afield, he discovers the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village, dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese, and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria. Throughout, he surfs, carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing, unprecedented lucidity. Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little-understood art. Praise for Barbarian Days: “Without a doubt, the finest surf book I’ve ever read . . . But on a more fundamental level, Barbarian Days offers a clear-eyed vision of American boyhood. Like Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, it is a sympathetic examination of what happens when literary ideas of freedom and purity take hold of a young mind and fling his body out into the far reaches of the world.”—The New York Times Magazine “Incandescent . . . I’d sooner press this book upon on a nonsurfer, in part because nothing I’ve read so accurately describes the feeling of being stoked or the despair of being held under. . . . [But] it’s also about a writer’s life and, even more generally, a quester’s life, more carefully observed and precisely rendered than any I’ve read in a long time.”—Los Angeles Times

Barbarian Days

Barbarian Days
A Book

by William Finnegan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-07-20
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography, 2016 BARBARIAN DAYS: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan. A memoir about surfing? Yes and no. Its much more than just surfing. It's social commentary on life in the sixties. It's a travel-log. It's an adventure story! Finnegan is an international journalist and staff writer for the New Yorker. Korean edition translated by Park Hyeon Ju & Kim Dae Won.

Barbarian Days

Barbarian Days
A surfing life, Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the year 2016, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography 2016

by William Finnegan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cold New World

Cold New World
Growing Up in Harder Country

by William Finnegan

  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release : 2010-09-29
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0307766144
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Barbarian Days, this narrative nonfiction classic documents the rising inequality and cultural alienation that presaged the crises of today. “A status report on the American Dream [that] gets its power [from] the unpredictable, rich specifics of people’s lives.”—Time “[William] Finnegan’s real achievement is to attach identities to the steady stream of faceless statistics that tell us America’s social problems are more serious than we want to believe.”—The Washington Post A fifteen-year-old drug dealer in blighted New Haven, Connecticut; a sleepy Texas town transformed by crack; Mexican American teenagers in Washington State, unable to relate to their immigrant parents and trying to find an identity in gangs; jobless young white supremacists in a downwardly mobile L.A. suburb. William Finnegan spent years embedded with families in four communities across the country to become an intimate observer of the lives he reveals in Cold New World. What emerges from these beautifully rendered portraits is a prescient and compassionate book that never loses sight of its subjects’ humanity. A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • A LOS ANGELES TIMES BEST NONFICTION SELECTION Praise for Cold New World “Unlike most journalists who drop in for a quick interview and fly back out again, Finnegan spent many weeks with families in each community over a period of several years, enough time to distinguish between the kind of short-term problems that can beset anyone and the longer-term systemic poverty and social disintegration that can pound an entire generation into a groove of despair.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “The most remarkable of William Finnegan’s many literary gifts is his compassion. Not the fact of it, which we have a right to expect from any personal reporting about the oppressed, but its coolness, its clarity, its ductile strength. . . . Finnegan writes like a dream. His prose is unfailingly lucid, graceful, and specific, his characterization effortless, and the pull of his narrative pure seduction.”—The Village Voice “Four astonishingly intimate and evocative portraits. . . . All of these stories are vividly, honestly and compassionately told. . . . While Cold New World may make us look in new ways at our young people, perhaps its real goal is to make us look at ourselves.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

A Complicated War

A Complicated War
The Harrowing of Mozambique

by William Finnegan

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 9780520078048
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Among Africa's suffering is the little- known war in Mozambique, now in its second decade. Finnegan traveled through the country in 1988 to assess the impact of a war waged by guerrillas who are armed and often directed by South Africa. He tells a compelling story of rural misery caused by the war, which in turn offers a fertile ground for its continuation. Finnegan's narrative includes historical background and critical analysis of the Mozambique government whose policies have not created an inclusive framework for the nation. Finnegan is drawn to the conclusion that Mozambique's peasants long have been denied the fruits of peace: first under centuries of Portuguese colonialism; and now as they are exposed to the current war that is destroying their future.

Conan The Barbarian By Aaron & Asrar

Conan The Barbarian By Aaron & Asrar
A Book

by Jason Aaron

  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Release : 2021-02-03
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1302936026
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collects Conan the Barbarian (2019) #1-12. The life and death of Conan the Barbarian! The greatest sword-and-sorcery hero of all returns to Marvel, but how long will he survive? Conan’s travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unknown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all lands in between — but just as his fighting prowess lets him carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death! And few are more deadly than the Crimson Witch and the terrible wizard Thoth-Amon! As beasts from the past rear their fearsome heads, the Barbarian fights his final battle and meets his ultimate fate — but what lies beyond the veil of life? Could it be…Crom?! Robert E. Howard’s legendary barbarian’s days are numbered in an all-new saga, and Conan’s destiny is forever changed!

Con A Barbarian

Con A Barbarian
Engrossing Entertaining Eminently Easy Read.

by Ndp Christiansen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-07-16
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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During the time that the supercontinent was splitting apart, the Northern peoples started sailing south, looking to sack, rape and pillage villages where they could. It happened that they landed at a small seaside village, did their sacking, raping and pillaging, then sailed off again. It was some 9 months later that one of the village maidens gave birth to a large baby boy. The yellow straw coloured hair of the baby, the same colour as the Northern raiders, as well as his features, reflected his parentage. Virtually ignored by the villagers, Con was a lonely child who kept to himself. By the time he was 15 years old, he was a huge figure, some 6 feet 4 inches in height, the average height of the villagers being about 5 feet 4 inches, with a mop of yellow hair which cascaded down around his shoulders. His only real enjoyment growing up was sitting listening to villagers tell tales of barbarian heroes fighting off raiders and warlocks single-handed, and saving maidens in distress. Con knew his destiny was to be a great barbarian warrior. Having found a sword with a broken point discarded on the beach by the Northern raiders, he spent most of his days in the forest swinging the sword, chopping branches and imagining they were the heads and limbs of enemies he was cutting off. After he was seen wielding the sword, the villagers held a meeting and then told Con he must leave and find his own way in the world. And so Con, uneducated, with just his sword, a few provisions and no knowledge of the world, set off to find his destiny. Con A Barbarian is a tale of the old barbarian days, the adventures and trials Con goes through after being conned by a travel agency advertisement. This is an easy read for some light escapism back to the days when there were barbarians at the gate.

All Our Waves Are Water

All Our Waves Are Water
Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride

by Jaimal Yogis

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2017-07-04
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0062405209
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this meditative memoir—a compelling fusion of Barbarian Days and the journals of Thomas Merton—the author of Saltwater Buddha reflects on his "failing toward enlightenment," his continued search to find meaning and a greater understanding of grace in the world’s oceans as well as everyday life. Born to a family of seekers, Jaimal Yogis left home at sixteen to surf in Hawaii and join a monastery—an adventure he chronicled in Saltwater Buddha. Now, in his early twenties, his heart is broken and he’s lost his way. Hitting the road again, he lands in a monastery in Dharamsala, where he meets Sonam, a displaced Tibetan. To help his friend, Jaimal makes a cockamamie attempt to reunite him with his family in Tibet by way of America. Though he does not succeed, witnessing Sonam’s spirit in the face of failure offers Jaimal a deeper understanding of faith. When the two friends part, he cannot fathom the unlikely circumstances that will reunite them. All Our Waves Are Water follows Jaimal’s trek from the Himalayas to Indonesia; to a Franciscan Friary in New York City to the dusty streets of Jerusalem; and finally to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. Along his journey, Jaimal prays and surfs; mourning a lost love and seeking something that keeps eluding him. The poet Rumi wrote, "We are not a drop in the ocean. We are the ocean in a drop." All Our Waves Are Water is Jaimal’s "attempt to understand the ocean in a drop, to find that one moon shining in the water everywhere"—to find the mystery that unites us.

South-sea Idyls

South-sea Idyls
A Book

by Charles Warren Stoddard

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1892
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seventeen tales of various islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Summer Cruising in the South Seas

Summer Cruising in the South Seas
A Book

by Charles Warren Stoddard

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1881
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Overland Monthly

The Overland Monthly
A Book

by Bret Harte

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1870
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hound of the Sea

Hound of the Sea
Wild Man. Wild Waves. Wild Wisdom.

by Garrett McNamara,Karen Karbo

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2016-11-15
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0062343610
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this thrilling and candid memoir, world record-holding and controversial Big Wave surfer Garrett McNamara chronicles his emotional quest to ride the most formidable waves on earth. Garrett McNamara—affectionately known as GMac—set the world record for the sport, surfing a seventy-eight-foot wave in Nazaré, Portugal in 2011, a record he smashed two years later at the same break. Propelled by the challenge and promise of bigger, more difficult waves, this adrenaline-fueled loner and polarizing figure travels the globe to ride the most dangerous swells the oceans have to offer, from calving glaciers to hurricane swells. But what motivates McNamara to go to such extremes—to risk everything for one thrilling ride? Is riding giant waves the ultimate exercise in control or surrender? Personal and emotional, readers will know GMac as never before, seeing for the first time the personal alongside the professional in an exciting, intimate look at what drives this inventive, iconoclastic man. Surfing awesome giants isn’t just thrill seeking, he explains—it’s about vanquishing fears and defeating obstacles past and present. Surfers and non-surfers alike will embrace McNamara’s story—as they have William Finnegan’s Barbarian Days—an its intimate look at the enigmatic pursuit of riding waves, big and small. Hound of the Sea is a record of perseverance, passion, and healing. Thoughtful, suspenseful, and spiritually profound, McNamara reveals the beautiful soul of surfing through the eyes of one of its most daring and devoted disciples.

The Welcome Guest

The Welcome Guest
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1861
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bow Bells

Bow Bells
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1867
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Life of Brine

Life of Brine
A Surfer's Journey

by Phil Jarratt

  • Publisher : Hardie Grant Publishing
  • Release : 2017-08-01
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1743585187
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“In the not-so-small world of surfing, Phil Jarratt has seen it all. Luckily for us, he’s a fearless, funny storyteller, with a reporter’s unsentimental eye and an endearing modesty. But his memoir is, above all, a haunting self-portrait: the boy practising drop-knee cutbacks in his mother’s full-length mirror in mid-century Wollongong becomes a man.” William Finnegan, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Barbarian Days Life of Brine is the memoir of Phil Jarratt, one of the world’s best-known chroniclers of surfing culture whose lifelong pursuit of the perfect wave has placed him in the midst of some of the most exciting moments in surfing’s modern history. Jarratt, who has courted controversy in his long career as a journalist, editor and documentarian, pulls no punches as he rides an exhilarating wave of nostalgia from the sixties up until now, through the heady days of drugs, alcohol and excess in Bali and Biarritz and other exotic locations in between. Filled with debauchery, reflection and insight, this is a book that will be devoured by surfers young and old.

BAD KARMA

BAD KARMA
The True Story of a Mexican Surf Trip from Hell

by Paul Wilson

  • Publisher : Ocean Front Publishing
  • Release : 2019-10-23
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 0578579081
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the summer of 1978, twenty-one-year-old Paul Wilson jumps at the chance to join two local icons on a dream surf trip to mainland Mexico, unaware their ultimate destination lies in the heart of drug cartel country. Having no earthly idea of where he’ll get the money to pay his share, and determined to prove his mettle, he does the only thing he can think of: He robs a supermarket. And, if karma didn’t already have enough reason to doom the trip, he soon learns one of his companions is a convicted killer on the run, and the other an unscrupulous cad. Mishap and misfortune rule the days, and mere survival takes precedence over surfing. Original photographs (including pre-kingpin El Chapo), and Wilson’s strong narrative style, combine to make this true story personal—in the tradition of Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, and Barbarian Days, A Surfing Life by William Finnegan—except this tale had to wait for the statute of limitations to expire before it could be told.

Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine

Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1870
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Great Races of Mankind

Great Races of Mankind
An Account of the Ethnic Origin, Primitive Estate, Early Migrations, Social Evolution, and Present Conditions and Promise of the Principal Families of Men...

by John Clark Ridpath

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The West Aryans

The West Aryans
A Book

by John Clark Ridpath

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Living Age ...

The Living Age ...
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1891
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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