The Long and Winding Road

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Author: Alan Johnson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473526760

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Winner of the Parliamentary Book Award, best memoir by a Parliamentarian, 2016 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...

A Long and Winding Road

Xavier Herbert's Literary Journey

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Author: Sean Monahan

Publisher: Uwa Pub

ISBN: 9781876268930

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 322

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Part literary criticism, part literary detective story, this is the first major study of the work of Xavier Herbert, one of the great Australian novelists of the 20th century. It began as an attempt to answer two questions: Why did a novel as magnificent as Poor Fellow My Country receive so lukewarm a response from much of the critical establishment? And how did a man who sometimes wrote so badly ever learn to write such a novel? In exploring these questions, Sean Monahan provides perceptive new readings of Herbert's major works, and he looks in each of the earlier works for clues to solve the mystery of where the final great achievement came from. This engaging, accessible book makes a substantial and original contribution to an understanding of Herbert's fiction, while at the same time telling the human story of a writer's rocky road to creating a masterpiece.

Youth and Society

The Long and Winding Road, Third Edition

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Author: Vappu Tyyskä

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551305437

Category: Adolescence

Page: 432

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In this essential third edition, Vappu Tyyskä examines the challenges faced by today's young people through a critical lens. Difficult questions related to such issues as employment, education, social pressure, identity, and crime are explored by Tyyskä as she paints a fascinating picture of modern youth in three countries: Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The author explores the negative stereotypes surrounding young people, and argues that it is time to contextualize our understanding of youth by addressing the underlying social, economic, and political issues they face. Each of the ten revised chapters begins with a list of key learning objectives and ends with discussion questions to aid in the learning process and stimulate critical thinking. This new edition incorporates updated statistics, comprehensive tables, and revised narratives in which the author explores topics pertinent to today's youth such as the influence of social media, eating disorders, and recent changes to the juvenile justice system.

A Long and Winding Road

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Author: Win Blevins

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504033124

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

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The penultimate chapter in this Spur Award–winning series of historical adventure novels features the vibrant culture of 1820s Santa Fe, a daring rescue mission, and a cast of unforgettable characters drawn from the ranks of America’s great mountain men and explorers In the decade since Sam Morgan left Pennsylvania for the vast wilderness beyond the Rocky Mountains, he’s become a fearless and resourceful fur trapper, befriending such historical notables as Kit Carson, Jim Bridger, and Irish Tom Fitzpatrick. Sam and his friends celebrate a double wedding in Santa Fe, but shortly after the ceremony, Navajo raiders kidnap the two brides. Accompanied by his hothead son, Tomás, and trapper Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau, son of Sacajawea, Sam sets out to rescue his adopted daughters. But his heart is heavy: His vibrant lover, Doña Paloma, is dying of cancer and wants to travel alone to the shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The rescue mission takes Sam deep into Navajo, Ute, and Blackfeet Indian territory as he battles a corrupt Mexican governor, manipulative tribal chiefs, murderous raiders, and treacherous companions. When he finally reaches the captive girls, he meets a trapper called Pegleg Smith—and the surprise of a lifetime.

The Long and Winding Road

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Author: Jeffrey Hoy

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595307868

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

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The first to die were the lucky ones--their world was still fairly normal when their time came. The collapse of society was horrendous--impoverished masses revolted, unpaid soldiers mutinied, and starving parents sold their children into slavery. Nuclear suns bloomed here and there, and a man-made winter gripped the world. Last came the sicknesses--many old, some new. Tens of millions died instantly while hundreds of millions wished they had. Mankind had put itself on the endangered species list with a vengeance. Yet life did go on. Scattered far and wide, the few survivors huddled in the ruins, ignorant of what was happening beyond the horizon. There were a few who chose to quench this thirst for knowledge, who attempted to fill the longing for luxuries barely remembered. They were called Traders. Kid, barely of drinking age in a world that no longer had laws; Par, his half-crazed partner in crime; Savonne, the young woman who came between them; and Mary, a little girl in a world that is no longer child safe. They brought stories of other places and tales of other survivors. And sometimes they brought hope...hope that things were getting better.

The Long and Winding Road from Blake to the Beatles

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Author: Matthew Schneider

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403984890

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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This book traces the musical and cultural achievements of this contemporary musical phenomenon to its origin in the Romantic revolution of the 1790's in England when traditional concepts of literature, politics, education, and social relationships were challenged as they were in the 1960's by a new generation of politically disenfranchised artists and writers.

The Long and Winding Road

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Author: Ted Greenwald

Publisher: MetroBooks

ISBN: 9781567996234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Provides a brief history of the Beatles, with individual biographies of John, Paul, George, and Ringo; contains annotated listings of their major concerts and film appearances; features a discography with recording notes and anecdotes; and includes other miscellaneous information about the band.

The Long and Winding Road

Discovering the Pleasures and Treasures of Highway 97

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Author: Jim Couper

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781894974127

Category: Travel

Page: 207

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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.

A Long and Winding Road

A Caregiver's Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos

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Author: Linda Brendle

Publisher: Anaiah Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Popular music

Page: 239

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"Sometimes, reality really bites. Alzheimer's has wrapped Mom's brain into knots; vascular dementia has attacked dad, and instead of carefree retirees, we have become caregivers. Regardless, dreams die hard, and we somehow stumbled into the purchase of a forty-foot motor home. That's when all four of us set out on this seven-week trek across sixteen U.S. states. Now, Dad stopped up the toilet again; Mom wet her last pair of clean jeans, and David just announced he was hungry. My head is beginning to pound, and I know this isn't going to be the easygoing retirement we imagined for ourselves." Linda Brendle takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotional and spiritual challenges that many families are facing right now. Co-dependency, mental breakdowns, and finding love after divorce are just a few of the issues weaved into this journey of caregiving.

The Long and Winding Road

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Author: TJ Klune

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1635336813

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

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In this final chapter in a tale of family, love, and sacrifice, the events of the past pave the long and winding road toward a future no one could have imagined.

The Long and Winding Road to Planar Carbon

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Author: Wolter ten Hoeve

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Carbon compounds

Page: 119

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Well-known works including fables, folklore, fiction, drama, and more, by such authors as Aesop, Dickens, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, and Baldwin, are presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith.

The Long and Winding Road To... Rome

A Brief History of the ICC

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Author: Claudia Tofan,R. van der Wolf

Publisher: International Courts Assoc

ISBN: 9789058871121

Category: Law

Page: 587

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The history of the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) spans over more than a century. While efforts to create a global criminal court can be traced back to the early 19th century, the story began in earnest in 1872 with Gustav Moynier - one of the founders of the International Committee of the Red Cross - who proposed a permanent court in response to the crimes of the Franco-Prussian War. In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Genocide Convention in which it called for criminals to be tried "by such international penal tribunals as may have jurisdiction." In June 1989, motivated in part by an effort to combat drug trafficking, Trinidad and Tobago resurrected a pre-existing proposal for the establishment of an international criminal court and the UN General Assembly asked that the International Law Commission resume its work on drafting a statute. The conflicts in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, as well as in Rwanda, in the early 1990s led the UN Security Council to establish two separate temporary ad hoc tribunals to hold individuals accountable for those atrocities, further highlighting the need for a permanent international criminal court. The "road to Rome" was a long and often contentious one. Through a series of drafts, committees, negotiations, and other developments, the ICC was eventually established. This book describes the history of the ICC and presents the most important legal documents that led to the creation of this remarkable institution.

The Long and Winding Road

From Beatles to Benidorm

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Author: Vince Tracy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483634582

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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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.

Long and Winding Roads

The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles

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Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441101101

Category: Music

Page: 336

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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.

Abby's Road, the Long and Winding Road to Adoption

And How Facebook, Aquaman and Theodore Roosevelt Helped

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Author: Michael Gene Curry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692221532

Category: Adoption

Page: 202

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Chronicles the author and his wife's long and winding journey through the red tape involved in adopting their newborn baby.

Bär, Otter und der Junge

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Author: TJ Klune

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1613728638

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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Drei Jahre zuvor hat sich Bär McKennas Mutter mit ihrem neuen Freund aus dem Staub gemacht – wohin, weiß niemand. Damit war Bär gezwungen, seinen sechsjährigen Bruder Tyson, besser bekannt als `der Junge`, allein aufzuziehen. Seitdem haben sie sich irgendwie durchgeschlagen. Doch da Bär sein ganzes Leben dem Jungen widmet, bleibt ihm nicht allzu viel Zeit für sein eigenes. Außer ein paar wenigen Ausnahmen hat er sich von der Welt zurückgezogen, aber das ist durchaus okay für ihn. Bis Otter nach Hause kommt. Otter ist der ältere Bruder von Bärs bestem Freund. Und wie fast ihr ganzes Leben zuvor und ohne das Bär es wahrhaben wollte, sprühen zwischen ihnen wieder heftig die Funken. Nur, dass es diesmal keine Möglichkeit gibt, vor den tiefen Gefühlen zwischen ihnen zu fliehen. Bär glaubt noch immer, dass sein Platz an der Seite des Jungen ist, doch er kann nicht anders, als immer wieder darüber nachzudenken, ob es auf dieser Welt auch etwas für ihn geben könnte ... etwas oder jemanden.