My Side of the Mountain

My Side of the Mountain
A Book

by Jean Craighead George

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2001-05-21
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0593115007
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."—The New York Times Book Review Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods—all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever. “An extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.” —The Horn Book

On the Far Side of the Mountain

On the Far Side of the Mountain
A Book

by Jean Craighead George

  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release : 2001-05-21
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780613359948
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sam's peaceful existence in his wilderness home is disrupted when his sister runs away and his pet falcon is confiscated by a conservation officer.

A Supremely Bad Idea

A Supremely Bad Idea
Three Mad Birders and Their Quest to See It All

by Luke Dempsey

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2011-01-15
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1608196682
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It began with a weekend house; then weekend trips. Then the occasional meeting rearranged in favor of a morning in Central Park, just while the spring migration was on. Before Luke Dempsey knew it, he had spiraled down into full-on birding mania - finding himself riding along with two like-minded maniacs in a series of disreputable rental cars and even nastier motel rooms, charging madly around the country in search of its rarest and most beautiful birds. A Supremely Bad Idea is the story of that search, and those birds, and those maniacs, and that country, and (to a much lesser extent) those rental cars. In Texas, the three obsessives go in search of the deeply endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler, which lives on the side of a hill near a waterfall; in Michigan, they see the pretty-much-extinct Kirtland's Warbler, which insists on short pine trees for nesting and lots of "quiet, please"; in Arizona, they see the very private Elegant Trogon after a very public fight with a birding guide. Along the way, Dempsey narrates an amazing sequence of encounters with nature and humanity, including a man building a 40-foot ark in his Seattle backyard; a beautiful woman who shows him how to kill 4,000 Cowbirds a year; a coyote (and his human smuggler) on the Rio Grande; and everywhere, these incandescent birds flitting across the range of his binoculars, and his heart. With the casual erudition of a Bill Bryson and the comic timing of a British David Sedaris, Dempsey demonstrates why so many millions of birders care so much about birds - and why, perhaps, the rest of us should, too.

The Other Side of the Mountain

The Other Side of the Mountain
The End of the Journey

by Thomas Merton

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2010-09-14
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0062016784
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With the election of a new Abbot at the Abbey of Gethsemani, Merton enters a period of unprecedented freedom, culminating in the opportunity to travel to California, Alaska, and finally the Far East – journeys that offer him new possibilities and causes for contemplation. In his last days at the Abbey of Gethsemani, Merton continues to follow the tumultuous events of the sixties, including the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. In Southeast Asia, he meets the Dalai Lama and other Buddhist and Catholic monks and discovers a rare and rewarding kinship with each. The final year is full of excitement and great potential for Merton, making his accidental death in Bangkok, at the age of fifth-three, all the more tragic.

My Side of the Mountain Trilogy

My Side of the Mountain Trilogy
A Book

by Jean Craighead George

  • Publisher : Dutton Childrens Books
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 602
  • ISBN : 9780525462699
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Young Sam Gribley spends a winter alone in the Catskills, his sister runs away from home, and his pet falcon, Frightful, is confiscated by a conservation officer.

The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War

The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War
A Book

by Ali Ahmad Jalali

  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release : 2020-12-08
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War" by Ali Ahmad Jalali. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain
A Novel

by Charles Frazier

  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release : 2007-12-01
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780802197177
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1997, Charles Frazier’s debut novel Cold Mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, won numerous literary awards, including the National Book Award, and went on to sell over three million copies. Now, the beloved American epic returns, reissued by Grove Press to coincide with the publication of Frazier’s eagerly-anticipated second novel, Thirteen Moons. Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg, a Confederate soldier named Inman decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge mountains to Ada, the woman he loves. His trek across the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, both helpful and malign. At the same time, the intrepid Ada is trying to revive her father’s derelict farm and learning to survive in a world where the old certainties have been swept away. As it interweaves their stories, Cold Mountain asserts itself as an authentic odyssey, hugely powerful, majestically lovely, and keenly moving.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
A Book

by Sharon M. Draper

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-05-01
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1416971718
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

The Road

The Road
A Book

by Cormac McCarthy

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2007-03-20
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0307267458
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

My Life in Prison

My Life in Prison
A Book

by Donald Lowrie

  • Publisher : Franklin Classics
  • Release : 2018-10-14
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN : 9780342934638
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Iqbal

Iqbal
A Book

by Francesco D'Adamo

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2010-05-11
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781439106785
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When young Iqbal is sold into slavery at a carpet factory, his arrival changes everything for the other overworked and abused chidren there. It is Iqbal who explains to them that despite their master's promises, he plans on keeping them as his slaves indefinetely. But it is also Iqbal who inspires the other children to look to a future free from toil...and is brave enough to show them how to get there. This moving fictionalized account of the real Iqbal Masih is told through the voice of Fatima, a young Pakistani girl whose life is changed by Iqbal's courage.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
A Memoir

by Jeannette Walls

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2006-01-02
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1416544666
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

Paper Towns

Paper Towns
A Book

by John Green

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 140884818X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.

Speak

Speak
A Book

by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release : 2011-05-10
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781429997041
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

Frightful's Mountain

Frightful's Mountain
A Book

by Jean Craighead George

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000-11-01
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780756908539
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Frightful the Falcon tells her own story since leaving her partner, Sam Gribley. With no idea how to migrate, mate, or be a mother, will Frightful beat the odds of famine, winter, and human destruction?

Hatchet

Hatchet
A Book

by Gary Paulsen

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2009-08-25
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1442403322
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (Storycuts)

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (Storycuts)
A Book

by Alice Munro

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-11-17
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN : 1448128404
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When two teenage girls fabricate one end of a correspondence, they leave a lonely, unprepossessing housemaid with some sadly misguided ideas. The prank upsets several lives, even if all the pieces don't tip over in the expected directions. Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was originally published in the collection Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.

Red Wolf

Red Wolf
A Book

by Jennifer Dance

  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release : 2014-01-20
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1459708113
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This novel tells the story of Red Wolf, a young First Nations boy forced to move into a residential school and assume a new identity. Paralleling his story is that of Crooked Ear, an orphaned wolf pup he has befriended. Both must learn to survive in the white man's world.

LSD, My Problem Child

LSD, My Problem Child
Reflections on Sacred Drugs, Mysticism, and Science

by Albert Hofmann

  • Publisher : Multidisciplinary Assn for
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the story of LSD told by a concerned yet hopeful father, organic chemist Albert Hofmann. He traces LSDs path from a promising psychiatric research medicine to a recreational drug sparking hysteria and prohibition.We follow Dr. Hofmanns trek across Mexico to discover sacred plants related to LSD, and listen in as he corresponds with other notable figures about his remarkable discovery.Underlying it all is Dr. Hofmanns powerful conclusion that mystical experience may be our planets best hope for survival. Whether induced by LSD, meditation, or arising spontaneously, such experiences help us to comprehend the wonder, the mystery of the divine in the microcosm of the atom, in the macrocosm of the spiral nebula, in the seeds of plants, in the body and soul of people.Now, more than sixty years after the birth of Albert Hofmanns problem child, his vision of its true potential is more relevant, and more needed, than ever.

Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie
An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

by Mitch Albom

  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release : 2007-06-29
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780307414090
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.