The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway
A Novel

by Amor Towles

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2021-10-05
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0735222371
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A TODAY Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick A New York Times Notable Book, and Chosen by Oprah Quarterly and The Washington Post as a Best Book of the Year “Wise and wildly entertaining . . . permeated with light, wit, youth.” —The New York Times Book Review “A classic that we will read for years to come.” —Jenna Bush Hager, Read with Jenna book club “A real joyride . . . elegantly constructed and compulsively readable.” – NPR The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction—to the City of New York. Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.

Summary of The Lincoln Highway

Summary of The Lincoln Highway
by Amor Towles - A Comprehensive Summary

by Alexander Cooper

  • Publisher : BookSummaryGr
  • Release : 2021-11-21
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Summary of The Lincoln Highway - A Comprehensive Summary Emmett stared out the window at the prairie, keeping his thoughts to himself. Warden Williams was a modern man with a master’s degree and good intentions. He had notions that he’d gathered from books and experience, and Emmett didn’t want to get into all that now. Some of the young men who come to Salina, Kansas, are destined for a life of trouble. They were never given much sense of right or wrong as children and see little reason for learning it now. As a civilized society, we ask that even those who have had an unintended hand in misfortune pay some retribution. The rancher, Mr. Ransom, had paid his debt to society and now had his whole life ahead of him. But he didn’t agree that his debt had been paid in full. The kitchen looked cleaner than at any point in Emmett’s memory. On the table was a brown folder thick with papers as if it had been left there by somebody else. Emmett and Mr. Ransom made no effort to respond. Walter explained that your father took out a new loan three years ago on top of the old mortgage. This year, what with your father’s passing, there will not be a harvest at all. Banker Emmett Ransom Obermeyer looked at his father’s estate with a mixture of skepticism and sympathy. We could have cleared out the property and put it up for sale, he said. But we waited so that you could complete your term at Salina. Emmett looked around his father’s house. He saw the same... To be continued... Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc. Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

The "ideal Section" on the Lincoln Highway

The 'ideal Section' on the Lincoln Highway
A Tabulation, with Summary and Comments, of the Replies Received in Responce to the Association's Questionnaire Regarding Plans ... for an Ideal Section

by Lincoln Highway Association

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1920
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lincoln Highway

Lincoln Highway
Special Resource Study, Environmental Assessment

by United States. National Park Service

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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US Route 30, Lincoln Highway Corridor Management Plan, Iowa

US Route 30, Lincoln Highway Corridor Management Plan, Iowa
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lincoln Highway has been enjoying renewed interest through the heritage tourism movement while also facing the threat of significant changes made necessary through improvements needed on US 30 and other portions of the Lincoln Highway no longer on US 30. The dilemma between highway improvement and resource protection has at times resulted in conflict and adversity between competing interests on past projects. The intent of this study is to find a way to minimize the conflict through the development of a corridor management plan. The plan is 1) to direct the thoughtful placement of new roadway alignments and the sensitive design of new engineering and landscape developments and 2) to protect and enhance existing natural, cultural, historic and visual resources within the US Route 30-Lincoln Highway Corridor. While these can be competing interests, the intent is to achieve a balance that is acceptible to the stakeholders who have an interest in this highway corridor.

See America First

See America First
Tourism and National Identity, 1880-1940

by Marguerite Shaffer

  • Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
  • Release : 2013-08-06
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1588343855
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In See America First, Marguerite Shaffer chronicles the birth of modern American tourism between 1880 and 1940, linking tourism to the simultaneous growth of national transportation systems, print media, a national market, and a middle class with money and time to spend on leisure. Focusing on the See America First slogan and idea employed at different times by railroads, guidebook publishers, Western boosters, and Good Roads advocates, she describes both the modern marketing strategies used to promote tourism and the messages of patriotism and loyalty embedded in the tourist experience. She shows how tourists as consumers participated in the search for a national identity that could assuage their anxieties about American society and culture. Generously illustrated with images from advertisements, guidebooks, and travelogues, See America First demonstrates that the promotion of tourist landscapes and the consumption of tourist experiences were central to the development of an American identity.

Summary Report of the U.S. Department of Transportation Conference on Drug Free Transportation

Summary Report of the U.S. Department of Transportation Conference on Drug Free Transportation
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lincoln Highway in Nevada

The Lincoln Highway in Nevada
A Preliminary Overview

by Willard Earl Givens

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lincoln Hwy Upgrade from Cicero Ave. to Chicago Road, Cook County

Lincoln Hwy Upgrade from Cicero Ave. to Chicago Road, Cook County
Environmental Impact Statement

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway
Main Street Across America

by Professor Drake Hokanson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Traces the history of the first transcontinental American highway, describes its route from New York City to San Francisco, and shares the experiences of early travelers

The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway
A Book

by Amor Towles

  • Publisher : Random House Large Print Publishing
  • Release : 2021-10-05
  • Pages : 589
  • ISBN : 9780593459874
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the work farm where he has just served a year for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother and head west where they can start their lives anew. But after the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm had hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they hatch an altogether different plan for Emmett's future. Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.

IL-38 (FA-7, West Lincoln Hwy) Resurfacing, Widening, Reconstruction, DeKalb

IL-38 (FA-7, West Lincoln Hwy) Resurfacing, Widening, Reconstruction, DeKalb
Environmental Impact Statement

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1974
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proposed Canadian National Railway Company Acquisition of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company

Proposed Canadian National Railway Company Acquisition of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company
Environmental Impact Statement

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 10
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lincoln Highway

Lincoln Highway
A Book

by Amor Towles

  • Publisher : Neri Pozza Editore
  • Release : 2021-11-25T00:00:00+01:00
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 8854524522
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In un giorno di giugno del 1954, Emmett Watson torna a casa. Il direttore della prigione, un uomo dalle buone intenzioni, con una fotografia di Franklin Delano Roosevelt appesa dietro la scrivania, lo ha accompagnato in macchina. Un viaggio di tre ore, dal Kansas al Nebraska, da Salina a Morgen. Dopo piú di un anno trascorso a scontare una pena che pesa soprattutto sul suo cuore, Emmett non vede l’ora di impacchettare le sue cose e quelle di Billy, il fratello di otto anni, e filarsela in Texas con la Studebaker azzurra del ’48 che lo aspetta nel fienile. Sua madre è andata via da un pezzo, suo padre è morto, e quel che resta della fattoria, con i suoi infissi storti, i campi abbandonati, il tetto imbarcato, è ormai una faccenda degli strozzini della banca. Per rifarsi una vita non resta che il Texas, dove costruiscono e ristrutturano case a piú non posso. Il problema, però, è che Billy ha appreso come andare alla ventura dalla sua bibbia personale, Il compendio degli eroi, degli avventurieri e degli altri intrepidi viaggiatori del professor Abacus Abernathe, e ha perciò concepito tutt’altra meta: prendere la Lincoln Highway, la prima strada a percorrere l’America da una parte all’altra, e procedere in direzione di San Francisco, per arrivare giusto il quattro di luglio, il giorno di un grande spettacolo di fuochi d’artificio in cui è misteriosamente certo di incontrare sua madre. Il problema è anche che il direttore della prigione non ha trasportato soltanto Emmett da Salina a Morgen. Nascosti nel bagagliaio dell’auto, come abili contorsionisti, altri due ragazzi ospiti del carcere minorile di Salina sono giunti a Morgen: Duchessa, che ha appreso tutto dalla strada e dal «capriccioso dito del fato», e Woolly, che ha sempre bisogno di qualcosa per tenere a bada il mondo. E la loro intenzione è salire a bordo della Studebaker azzurra di Emmett e prendere la direzione opposta, verso New York, dove andare alla ricerca di ben centocinquantamila dollari. Nel giugno del 1954, Emmett, Billy, Duchessa e Woolly, animati dalla «feroce necessità» della gioventú, vanno cosí all’assalto dei «fuochi cupi del tramonto» e del «cielo eterno e insensibile» del paesaggio americano, come recitano i magnifici versi di Willa Cather posti in esergo a questo libro, salutato, al suo apparire negli Stati Uniti, come una ulteriore versione del grande romanzo americano e dei suoi eterni temi: il viaggio e l’avventura, la colpa e la redenzione, il riscatto e la speranza. «Ogni personaggio di quest’opera di Towles è il protagonista di un’avventura unica e universale... Un romanzo permeato di luce, spirito, giovinezza... che pullula di storie, grandiose come leggende». New York Times Book Review «Un’avventura piena di personaggi indimenticabili, suspense e scenari vividi che faranno volare i lettori attraverso le pagine». Time «Meravigliosamente scritto... un classico che continueremo a leggere negli anni a venire». Jenna Bush Hager

Fallon Naval Air Station, Withdrawal of Public Lands for Range Safety and Training Purposes

Fallon Naval Air Station, Withdrawal of Public Lands for Range Safety and Training Purposes
Environmental Impact Statement

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 4
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Iowa History Reader

Iowa History Reader
A Book

by Marvin Bergman

  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release : 2008-03-15
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN : 1609380118
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1978 historian Joseph Wall wrote that Iowa was “still seeking to assert its own identity. . . . It has no real center where the elite of either power, wealth, or culture may congregate. Iowa, in short, is middle America.” In this collection of well-written and accessible essays, originally published in 1996, seventeen of the Hawkeye State’s most accomplished historians reflect upon the dramatic and not-so-dramatic shifts in the middle land’s history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Marvin Bergman has drawn upon his years of editing the Annals of Iowa to gather contributors who cross disciplines, model the craft of writing a historical essay, cover more than one significant topic, and above all interpret history rather than recite it. In his preface to this new printing, he calls attention to publications that begin to fill the gaps noted in the 1996 edition. Rather than survey the basic facts, the essayists engage readers in the actual making of Iowa’s history by trying to understand the meaning of its past. By providing comprehensive accounts of topics in Iowa history that embrace the broader historiographical issues in American history, such as the nature of Progressivism and Populism, the debate over whether women’s expanded roles in wartime carried over to postwar periods, and the place of quantification in history, the essayists contribute substantially to debates at the national level at the same time that they interpret Iowa’s distinctive culture.

Greetings from the Lincoln Highway

Greetings from the Lincoln Highway
America's First Coast-to-coast Road

by Brian Butko

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Historian Brian Butko follows the highway across 14 states. Memoirs and historic landmarks come to life in full color.

AGN-TM

AGN-TM
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1963
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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History of Highway Development in Utah

History of Highway Development in Utah
A Book

by Ezra C. Knowlton,Utah. State Road Commission

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 943
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Interpretations and Actions

Interpretations and Actions
A Book

by United States. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Multinational Banking Division

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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