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Vagabond Life

Author : George Kennan
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George Kennan (1845-1924) was a pioneering explorer, writer, and lecturer on Russia in the nineteenth century, the author of classic works such as Tent Life in Siberia and Siberia and the Exile System, and great-uncle of George Frost Kennan, the noted historian and diplomat of the Cold War. In 1870, Kennan became the first American to explore the highlands of Dagestan, a remote Muslim region of herders, silversmiths, carpet-weavers, and other craftsmen southeast of Chechnya, only a decade after Russia violently absorbed the region into its empire. He kept detailed journals of his adventures, which today form a small part of his voluminous archive in the Library of Congress. Frith Maier has combined the diaries with selected letters and Kennan’s published articles on the Caucasus to create a vivid narrative of his six-month odyssey. The journals have been organized into three parts. The first covers Kennan’s journey to the Caucasus, a significant feat in itself. The second chronicles his expedition across the main Caucasus Ridge with the Georgian nobleman Prince Jorjadze. In the final part, Kennan circles back through the lands of Chechnya to slip once again into the Dagestan highlands. Kennan’s remarkable curiosity and perception come through in this lively and accessible narrative, as does his humor at the challenges of his travels. In her introduction, Maier discusses Kennan’s illustrious career and his reliability as an observer, while providing background on the Caucasus to help clarify Kennan’s descriptions of daily life, religion, etiquette, customary law, and local government. In an Afterword, she retraces Kennan’s steps to find descendants of Prince Jorjadze and describes her work in coproducing, with filmmaker Christopher Allingham, a documentary inspired by Kennan’s Caucasus journey.

Vagabond Life in Mexico

Author : Gabriel Ferry
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Vagabond Life in Mexico is a book by Gabriel Ferry. Excerpt: "Mexico is the most beautiful city ever built by the Spaniards in the New World; and even in Europe it would take a high place for splendor and magnificence."

Vagabond Life in Mexico

Author : Gabriel Ferry
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Vagabond life in Mexico by Gabriel Ferry

Author : Louis Ferry G. de Bellemare
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Tramping with Tramps Studies and Sketches of Vagabond Life

Author : Josiah Flynt
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"Tramping with Tramps: Studies and Sketches of Vagabond Life" by Josiah Flynt. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Vagabond Songs and Ballads of Scotland

Author : Robert Ford
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The Joy of Life

Author : Émile Zola
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Pauline Quenu, the daughter of shopkeepers in the Parisian business district Les Halles, is taken in by relatives on the coast of Normandy following the death of her parents. There, she is confronted with a gout-plagued host, his avaricious wife, and their lazy son, a morbid hypochondriac, whom she is expected to marry.

Report of the Board of Education

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Report of the Commissioner of Education to the Governor

Author : Connecticut. State Department of Education
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Annual Report of the Board of Education

Author : Connecticut. State Board of Education
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