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Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf - 2826730350

49,05 zł

Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf

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Scottish-born naturalist and writer John Muir undertook a daring adventure in 1867, just a few years after the Civil War. After recovering from an injury at a saw mill, Muir decided that he wanted to explore the world. He left his life in Indiana and walked one thousand miles to Florida. Without any real direction or purpose other than to study the flora and fauna, Muir trekked south through Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida with little more than a map, a compass, a brush, soap, and a change of underclothes. He slept under the open stars when he couldn't find a family to take him in, and sometimes Muir walked for forty miles without having food. Though Muir had planned to sail to South America at the end of his journey, he contracted malaria and instead headed to California, where he would ultimately spend the majority of his life. "A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf" is a classic naturalist text set against the backdrop of the post civil war south.


Autobiographical Writings - 2826795392

53,21 zł

Autobiographical Writings Penguin

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This new collection of autobiographical pieces offers a fascinating insight into the life and philosophy of Mark Twain, author of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and one of America's most celebrated writers. A must-have for all lovers of Mark Twain, this selection of his autobiographical writings opens a rare window onto the writer's life, particularly his early years. Born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri, Samuel Langhorne Clemens first used the pseudonym Mark Twain while a journalist in Nevada in 1863. When his first major book, "The Innocents Abroad", appeared six years later, he began what would become one of the most celebrated and influential careers in American letters. "Autobiographical Writings" will help readers know the author intimately and appreciate why, a century after his death, he remains so vital and appealing. This edition includes an introduction by R. Kent Rasmussen that summarizes modern scholarship on Twain. Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens on 30th November 1835, in Florida, Missouri. In 1853 he left home, earning a living as an itinerant type-setter, and four years later became an apprentice pilot on the Mississippi, a career cut short by the outbreak of the Civil War. For five years, as a prospector and a journalist, Clemens lived in Nevada and California. In February 1863 he first used the pseudonym 'Mark Twain' as the signature to a humorous travel letter. A trip to Europe and the Holy Land in 1867 became the basis of his first major book, "The Innocents Abroad" (1869). His numerous subsequent books include "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (1876), "A Tramp Aborad" (1880), "The Prince and the Pauper" (1882), and his masterpiece, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin" (1885). He died on 21st April 1910. R. Kent Rasmussen is the author or editor of six books on Mark Twain and more than a dozen other books. He is best known for his award-winning "Mark Twain A to Z" (recently revised as the two-volume "Critical Companion to Mark Twain") and "The Quotable Mark Twain". He holds a doctorate in history from UCLA and currently works as a reference book editor in Southern California.


1983 in the United States - 2846350867

88,48 zł

1983 in the United States Books LLC, Reference Series

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 55. Chapters: Korean Air Lines Flight 007, Invasion of Grenada, Air Canada Flight 797, Able Archer 83, STS-8, Hurricane Alicia, List of American films of 1983, Hurricane Barry, Pine Tar Incident, 1983 United States embassy bombing, Miss Universe 1983, Miss Teen USA 1983, 1983 Memorial Cup, Miss USA 1983, Tropical Storm Dean, March 1983 South Florida tornado outbreak, STS-6, 37th Tony Awards, 9th G7 summit, STS-7, 1983 congressional page sex scandal, 1983 United States Figure Skating Championships, 1983 ISIS Survey, Miss America 1984, 1983 FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup, 1983 Indianapolis 500, 1982 Volvo Masters - Singles, 1983 US Open, 1983 Pulitzer Prize, Ozark Air Lines Flight 650, 41st World Science Fiction Convention, I-94 derecho, 1982 Volvo Masters - Doubles, Miss Latin America 1983, 1983 U.S. Open, Operation Staunch, East Boston gas surge, 1983 Congoleum Classic, Year of the Bible. Excerpt: Korean Air Lines Flight 007 (KAL 007, KE 007) was a Korean Air Lines civilian airliner that was shot down by Soviet interceptors on 1 September 1983, over the Sea of Japan, near Moneron Island just west of Sakhalin island. All 269 passengers and crew aboard were killed, including Lawrence McDonald, a sitting member of the United States Congress. The aircraft was en route from New York City to Seoul via Anchorage when it strayed into prohibited Soviet airspace around the time of a planned missile test. The Soviet Union initially denied knowledge of the incident, but later admitted shooting the aircraft down, claiming that it was on a spy mission. The Politburo said it was a deliberate provocation by the United States, to test the Soviet Union's military preparedness, or even to provoke a war. The United States accused the Soviet Union of obstructing search and rescue operations. The Soviet military suppressed evidence sought by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) investigation, notably the flight data recorders, which were eventually released eight years later after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The incident was one of the tensest moments of the Cold War, and resulted in an escalation of anti-Soviet sentiment, particularly in the United States. The opposing points of view on the incident were never fully resolved; consequently, several groups continue to dispute official reports and offer alternate theories of the event. The subsequent release of transcripts and flight recorders by the Russian Federation has addressed some details. As a result of the incident, the United States altered tracking procedures for aircraft departing Alaska, while the interface of the autopilot used on airliners was redesigned to make it more ergonomic. President Ronald Reagan ordered the U.S. military to make the developing Global Positioning System (GPS) available for civilian use so that navigational errors like that of KAL 007 could be averted in the future. Korean


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