Barbarian Days

Barbarian Days PDF
Author: William Finnegan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698163745
Size: 21.63 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography** *Included in President Obama’s 2016 Summer Reading List* A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed New Yorker writer 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 entirely: 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 annealed in challenging waves. Finnegan shares stories of life in a whitesonly gang in a tough school in Honolulu even while his closest friend was a Hawaiian surfer. 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. He and a buddy, their knapsacks crammed with reef charts, bushwhack through Polynesia. They discover, while camping on an uninhabited island in Fiji, one of the world’s greatest waves. As Finnegan’s travels take him ever farther afield, he becomes an improbable anthropologist: unpicking the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village, dissecting the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese, navigating 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. Today, Finnegan’s surfing life is undiminished. Frantically juggling work and family, he chases his enchantment through Long Island ice storms and obscure corners of Madagascar.

South Sea Idyls

South sea Idyls PDF
Author: Charles Warren Stoddard
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 17.17 MB
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Category : Hawaii
Languages : en
Pages : 339
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Seventeen tales of various islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Busted Flush

Busted Flush PDF
Author: Wild Cards Trust
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429956079
Size: 37.59 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Soon to be a show on Hulu! Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer. In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent survived to mutate into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited since 1987 by New York Times #1 bestseller George R. R. Martin ("The American Tolkien" --Time magazine) along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then—and of the heroes among the one percent. Now a new generation of heroes has taken its place on the world stage, its members crucial players in international events. At the United Nations, veteran ace John Fortune has assembled a team of young aces known as the Committee, to assist at trouble spots around the world–including a genocidal was in the Niger Delta, an invasion of zombies in hurricane ravaged New Orleans, and a freak nuclear explosion in a small Texas town. The Wild Cards Universe The Original Triad #1 Wild Cards #2 Aces High #3 Jokers Wild The Puppetman Quartet #4: Aces Abroad #5: Down and Dirty #6: Ace in the Hole #7: Dead Man’s Hand The Rox Triad #8: One-Eyed Jacks #9: Jokertown Shuffle #10: Dealer’s Choice #11: Double Solitaire #12: Turn of the Cards The Card Sharks Triad #13: Card Sharks #14: Marked Cards #15: Black Trump #16: Deuces Down #17: Death Draws Five The Committee Triad #18: Inside Straight #19: Busted Flush #20: Suicide Kings The Fort Freak Triad #21: Fort Freak #22: Lowball #23: High Stakes The American Triad #24: Mississippi Roll #25: Low Chicago #26: Texas Hold 'Em At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Author: وجيه غالي
Publisher: دار الشروق
ISBN: 9770930601
Size: 27.75 MB
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Languages : ar
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The Overland Monthly

The Overland Monthly PDF
Author: Bret Harte
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 18.15 MB
Format: PDF
Category : California
Languages : en
Pages :
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Bow Bells

Bow Bells PDF
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Size: 10.46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
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The Living Age

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Size: 70.13 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
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Littell S Living Age

Littell s Living Age PDF
Author: Eliakim Littell
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Size: 39.98 MB
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Languages : en
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The Workingman S Guide And The Laborer S Friend And Advocate

The Workingman s Guide and the Laborer s Friend and Advocate PDF
Author:
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Size: 72.72 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Labor
Languages : en
Pages : 919
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"... written expressly for the people, especially the workingmen, that is, the farmers, mechanics, laborers, and necessary traders and useful mental workers, and in open hostility to drones, and useless and wasteful, and idle and unnecessary aristocracy, that is living on the vitals of the people, and giving no good in return"--P. [5]

Great Races Of Mankind

Great Races of Mankind PDF
Author: John Clark Ridpath
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Size: 56.48 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Ethnology
Languages : en
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The West Aryans

The West Aryans PDF
Author: John Clark Ridpath
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ISBN:
Size: 68.47 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Ethnology
Languages : en
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