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An Innocent in Cuba

An Innocent in Cuba

  • Author: David McFadden
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN: 0771061374
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 408
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With An Innocent in Ireland (1995), David McFadden began his eccentric journeys to the heart of some of the world’s most unique island nations. Now McFadden rambles through the highs and lows of Cuba, home to cigars, Guantanamera, and of course Castro. The beautiful Caribbean landscape, along with Cuba’s rich history, culture, and uncertain future, lend themselves to the quirky eye and wry witticisms of our innocent Canadian guide. Poking into the nation’s many corners, McFadden offers a series of vignettes of the people, cities,villages, roads, and countryside of the island the author refers to as “the most famous little country in the world.” Warm and colourful, An Innocent in Cuba is a musical, sensuous, flirtatious, joyful tribute to the Cuban spirit in all its incarnations.

Cuban Studies 37

Cuban Studies 37

  • Author: Louis A. Pérez
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • ISBN: 0822971089
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press since 1985. Founded in 1970, it is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in both English and Spanish, a large book review section, and an exhaustive compilation of recent works in the field. Widely praised for its interdisciplinary approach and trenchant analysis of an array of topics, each volume features the best scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. Cuban Studies 37 includes articles on environmental law, economics, African influence in music, irreverent humor in postrevolutionary fiction, international education flow between the United States and Cuba, and poetry, among others. Beginning with volume 34 (2003), the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®, an award-winning online database of full-text scholarly journals. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/publishers/pitt_press/.

Canadian Book Review Annual

Canadian Book Review Annual

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780973230178
  • Category: Books
  • Page: 688
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Quill & Quire

Quill & Quire

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Book industries and trade
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An Innocent in Scotland

An Innocent in Scotland

More Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters

  • Author: David McFadden
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 346
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David McFadden chronicles the experiences he had while touring Scotland.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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An Innocent in Ireland

An Innocent in Ireland

Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters

  • Author: David McFadden
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN: 0771061382
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 320
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When writer David McFadden sets out on a tour of Ireland, he is determined to so do in a relatively innocent state. Using as a guide only In Search of Ireland, a 1930 title by travel writer H. V. Morton, he plans to follow the same route, to try to determine how things have changed and how they have remained the same. This he proceeds to do – at least at first. But soon he is wandering more and more erratically around the country, poking into any corner and musing over any sight that takes his fancy – from a cozy guest house in Kilcullen to the legendary Hill of Tara, from the south-coast pub run by twin sisters to the windswept reaches of the Ballaghbeama Gap. And increasingly he is drawn to the prehistoric monuments of ancient Ireland. As he goes, he records his very personal impressions in a clear-eyed and wryly humorous way. Wisely, McFadden also lets the many characters he meets speak for themselves; he loves a good chat and he gives ample space to the various loquacious barmen, shopkeepers, hoteliers, and passersby along the way. And of all the eccentric and appealing characters that he encounters, one of the most intriguing is his travelling companion, the mysterious Spanish chambermaid and poet Lourdes Brasil. Amusing, quirky, compassionate but unsentimental, An Innocent in Ireland is a treat for any armchair traveller.

Be Calm, Honey

Be Calm, Honey

  • Author: David McFadden
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781894469388
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 129
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In his first book since the Griffin-shortlisted Why Are You So Sad?, David W. McFadden offers up a gross of sonnets that display his trademark wit, mischief, curiosity, and quirky wisdom. A tour de force of compression, these brief poems Ñ as full and satisfying as his longer narrative works Ñ explore politics, religion, love, and poetry itself, with cameo appearances by Charles Bukowski, Jesus Christ, George Bowering, and Junichiro Tanizaki. Be Calm, Honey is at once deeply humanistic, poignant, and funny as hell, plainspoken, philosophical, and outrageous. Now into his fifth decade of writing, McFadden shows us what it is to live a life devoted to poetry.

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette

A Manual of Politeness from a Gentler Time

  • Author: Florence Hartley
  • Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
  • ISBN: 0486813304
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 352
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This charmingly instructive 1860 guide offers timeless advice for proper behavior in every situation, from traveling abroad and hosting a dinner party to choosing clothes and attending a wedding.

An Innocent in Newfoundland

An Innocent in Newfoundland

Even More Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters

  • Author: David McFadden
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN: 0771061390
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 320
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David McFadden travels around Newfoundland. Who knows which was most charmed In An Innocent in Ireland (1995) and An Innocent in Scotland (1999), poet and traveller David McFadden let the spirit of the country – and his own interests – guide his rambles. He has now done the same in Newfoundland. Zigzagging across the province in his rented car, he charts an erratic course, admiring lawn sculpture (in his opinion a new local art), visiting fellow poets and publishers, wandering at dusk among the Viking mounds at L’Anse aux Meadows, rooming with a Salvation Army family in a distant outport (and discovering a family tragedy), hanging on in a stiff wind to watch birds nesting on a cliff face, and enjoying the social life in countless bars and restaurants. It soon becomes clear that McFadden’s love of a good chat is shared widely by the people he meets in Newfoundland and he is wise enough to let them tell their own stories. For, as ever, his interest is in the heart of a place – and not just its scenery. Alert, somewhat eccentric, always ready to amuse and be amused, David McFadden is an ideal travelling companion.

The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life

  • Author: Helen Keller
  • Publisher: Om Books International
  • ISBN: 9385609394
  • Category:
  • Page: 272
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“...every one who wishes to gain true knowledge must climb the Hill Difficulty alone, and since there is no royal road to the summit, I must zigzag it in my own way. I slip back many times, I fall, I stand still, I run against the edge of hidden obstacles, I lose my temper and find it again and keep it better, I trudge on, I gain a little, I feel encouraged, I get more eager and climb higher and begin to see the widening horizon. Every struggle is a victory. One more effort and I reach the luminous cloud, the blue depths of the sky, the uplands of my desire.” HELEN KELLER was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. At nineteen months old an acute illness nearly took her life and left her deaf and blind. At the recommendation of Alexander Graham Bell, her parents contacted the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston, and Anne Sullivan was sent to tutor Helen. The story of their early years together, and of Helen’s remarkable psychological and intellectual growth, is told in The Story of My Life, which first appeared in installments in Ladies’ Home Journal in 1902. With Anne Sullivan, “Teacher,” at her side, Helen Keller graduated from Radcliffe College in 1904, an extraordinary accomplishment for any woman of her time. Helen was dedicated to helping the blind and handicapped, raising funds for the American Foundation for the Blind and lobbying for commissions for the blind in thirty states. A women’s rights activist, a Swedenborgian, a socialist, and a world-famous celebrity, Helen Keller received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and many honorary degrees. Her other books include The World I Live In (1908), Midstream: My Later Life (1929), Helen Keller’s Journal (1938), and Let Us Have Faith (1940). She died in 1968. Her burial urn is in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

Passages From the French and Italian Notebooks (Complete)

Passages From the French and Italian Notebooks (Complete)

  • Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465516654
  • Category:
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The Pearl of the Antilles; Or, an Artist in Cuba (Dodo Press)

The Pearl of the Antilles; Or, an Artist in Cuba (Dodo Press)

  • Author: Walter Goodman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781409990901
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 252
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Walter Goodman (1838-1912) was a British painter, illustrator and author. He studied with J. M. Leigh and at the Royal Academy in London, where he was admitted as a student in 1851. Beginning in 1860 Goodman undertook extensive travel to France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain. He spent almost three years in Florence, refining his skills by copying Old Master paintings at the Uffizi and Pitti palaces. In 1864 he travelled to the West Indies, where most of his time was spent in Santiago and Havana, Cuba, working as an artist and journalist and painting theatrical sets. He spent a few months in the United States before returning to London in the first half of 1870. In 1873 he published an account of his years in Cuba, entitled The Pearl of the Antilles; or, An Artist in Cuba, to favourable reviews. He continued to paint and write prolifically. One of his most famous paintings, The Printseller, was displayed in 1883 and a weekly essay People I Have Painted appeared in Sala's Journal between 11 February and 1 July 1893.

The Butterfly Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Butterflies of North America

The Butterfly Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Butterflies of North America

  • Author: William Jacob Holland
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465572058
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Why are You So Sad?

Why are You So Sad?

  • Author: David McFadden
  • Publisher: Insomniac Press
  • ISBN: 1897415001
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 328
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The first selected poems of David W. McFadden.

The 4-Hour Work Week

The 4-Hour Work Week

Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

  • Author: Timothy Ferriss
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446490599
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 416
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A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

Passages from the American Notebooks (Complete)

Passages from the American Notebooks (Complete)

  • Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465516638
  • Category:
  • Page: 458
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Queen Charlotte Islands, a Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in the North Pacific, Ed. by John W. Lyndon

Queen Charlotte Islands, a Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in the North Pacific, Ed. by John W. Lyndon

  • Author: Francis Poole
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781375492294
  • Category: History
  • Page: 392
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Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan

Illustrated by Numerous Engravings : in Two Volumes

  • Author: John Lloyd Stephens
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 474
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