Summary of Bill Bryson's The Lost Continent

Publisher : Milkyway Media
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Pages : 57 pages
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Download or read book Summary of Bill Bryson's The Lost Continent written by Milkyway Media and published by Milkyway Media. This book was released on 2022-04-27 with total page 57 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 Des Moines is a small town that is known to be hypnotic. It is the most powerful hypnotic known to man. People either accept it and settle down with a local girl named Bobbi, or they spend their adolescence moaning about how awful it is and how they can’t wait to get out. #2 I grew up in Des Moines, and I can tell you that the place gets a grip on you. People who have nothing to do with Des Moines drive in off the interstate, looking for gas or hamburgers, and stay forever. #3 I once had to drive to Minneapolis. I went on a back road just to see the country, but there was nothing to see. It’s just flat and hot, and full of corn and soybeans and hogs. Every once in a while you come across a farm or some dead little town where the liveliest thing is the flies. #4 I never felt at home in Iowa, even when I was a child. I wanted to be a European boy, and I wanted to live in an apartment across from a park in the heart of a city. I wanted to ride trams and understand strange languages.

Summary of Bill Bryson's The Lost Continent

Publisher : Everest Media LLC
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ISBN : 1669355667
Pages : 42 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (669 users)

Download or read book Summary of Bill Bryson's The Lost Continent written by Everest Media, and published by Everest Media LLC. This book was released on 2022-03-20T22:59:00Z with total page 42 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Des Moines is a small town that is known to be hypnotic. It is the most powerful hypnotic known to man. People either accept it and settle down with a local girl named Bobbi, or they spend their adolescence moaning about how awful it is and how they can’t wait to get out. #2 I grew up in Des Moines, and I can tell you that the place gets a grip on you. People who have nothing to do with Des Moines drive in off the interstate, looking for gas or hamburgers, and stay forever. #3 I once had to drive to Minneapolis. I went on a back road just to see the country, but there was nothing to see. It’s just flat and hot, and full of corn and soybeans and hogs. Every once in a while you come across a farm or some dead little town where the liveliest thing is the flies. #4 I never felt at home in Iowa, even when I was a child. I wanted to be a European boy, and I wanted to live in an apartment across from a park in the heart of a city. I wanted to ride trams and understand strange languages.

The Lost Continent

Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
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ISBN : 9780060920081
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (92 users)

Download or read book The Lost Continent written by Bill Bryson and published by William Morrow Paperbacks. This book was released on 1990-08-03 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An unsparing and hilarious account of one man's rediscovery of America and his search for the perfect small town.

The Lost Continent

Publisher : VNR AG
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ISBN : 9780060161583
Pages : 326 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (161 users)

Download or read book The Lost Continent written by Bill Bryson and published by VNR AG. This book was released on 1989 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When a native of Iowa returns from England to wander across America's heartland in search of the perfect small town, the result is a string of hilarious anecdotes and biting social commentary

The Lost Continent

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 0436201305
Pages : 498 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (436 users)

Download or read book The Lost Continent written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 1992 with total page 498 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Here in one volume are two comic masterpieces by Bill Bryson ; - The Lost Continent is the story of Bryson's return to the land of his youth; - Neither Here nor There Bryson is in Europe, travelling the breadth of the continent."--Publisher. description.

Quicklet on Bill Bryson's Notes From a Small Island (CliffNotes-like Summary)

Publisher : Hyperink Inc
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ISBN : 1614648980
Pages : 17 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (614 users)

Download or read book Quicklet on Bill Bryson's Notes From a Small Island (CliffNotes-like Summary) written by Vivian Wagner and published by Hyperink Inc. This book was released on 2012-02-29 with total page 17 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ABOUT THE BOOK Bill Bryson’s Notes from a Small Island is a quirky, funny book filled with amazing and intriguing details about Britain. I love this book, just as I love all of Bryson’s writing. It reminds me of the first book I read by him – A Walk in the Woods – because it, too, is a travel story that has him ambling around the countryside and reporting his observations. In fact, he has such a likable voice and an engaging manner that he could walk around the block and still make it fun to read. That’s the wonderful thing about Bryson, and it’s why I love him. He has a wry sense of humor that makes anything interesting, funny, and endearing, and this book about Britain is no exception. You’ll read it and laugh, and at the same time you’ll learn a lot about this country, its history, its politics, and its people. You’ll also learn a lot about Bryson himself, and that’s enjoyable, as well. The thing about Bryson is that he sees everything through the lens of his own perspective, but that personal perspective never obscures the subject that he’s looking at. The more you learn about him, the more you understand his take on his subject matter. That is exactly what happens in Notes from a Small Island. MEET THE AUTHOR professional writer Vivian Wagner has wide-ranging interests, from technology and business to music and motorcycles. She writes features regularly for ECT News Network, and her work has also appeared in American Profile, Entrepreneur, Bluegrass Unlimited, and many other publications. She is also the author of Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music (Citadel 2010). For more about her, visit her website at www.vivianwagner.net. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Notes from a Small Island was published in 1997 as a kind of love story about the country Bryson was getting ready to leave. It’s told as a travel narrative, and in order to write it as such, he travels around the country as a tourist, trying to see it with fresh eyes after having lived there for a number of years as a resident. The book opens with him arriving in England via Calais, just as he arrived years before, and it continues by following him on his journey through the country. As Publisher’s Weekly says in a review of the book, “his trenchant, witty and detailed observations of life in a variety of towns and villages will delight Anglophiles. Traveling only on public transportation and hiking whenever possible, Bryson wandered along the coast through Bournemouth and neighboring villages that reinforced his image of Britons as a people who rarely complain and are delighted by such small pleasures as a good tea. In Liverpool, the author's favorite English city, he visited the Merseyside Maritime Museum to experience its past as a great port. Interweaving descriptions of landscapes and everyday encounters with shopkeepers, pub customers and fellow travelers, Bryson shares what he loves best about the idiosyncrasies of everyday English life in this immensely entertaining travel memoir.” Buy a copy to keep reading!

Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem

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ISBN : 9783877630365
Pages : 669 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (63 users)

Download or read book Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem written by Bill Bryson and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 669 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Neither Here Nor There:

Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
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ISBN : 9780380713806
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (713 users)

Download or read book Neither Here Nor There: written by Bill Bryson and published by William Morrow Paperbacks. This book was released on 1993-03-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies -- in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth. The result is Neither Here Nor There, an affectionate and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul, with stops along the way in Europe's most diverting and historic locales. Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies--in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth. The result is Neither Here Nor There, an affectionate and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul, with stops along the way in Europe's most diverting and historic locales.

Essential Cataloguing

Publisher : Facet Publishing
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ISBN : 1856044564
Pages : 216 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (856 users)

Download or read book Essential Cataloguing written by J. H. Bowman and published by Facet Publishing. This book was released on 2003 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is designed for library school students, beginning cataloguers, and any information professionals who find they have to be cataloguers and have forgotten how.

Made in America

Publisher : Black Swan/Carousel/Corgi
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ISBN : 9780552998055
Pages : 478 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (998 users)

Download or read book Made in America written by Bill Bryson and published by Black Swan/Carousel/Corgi. This book was released on 1998-01-01 with total page 478 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bill Bryson turns away from the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, for a fast, exhilarating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture. In Made in America, Bryson de-mythologizes his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say 'lootenant' and 'Toosday', how Americans were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up - as well as exposing the true origins of the G-string, the original $64,000 question and Dr Kellogg of cornflakes fame. Buy this book at once and have a nice day!

The Global Nomad

Publisher : Channel View Publications
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ISBN : 9781873150764
Pages : 316 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (15 users)

Download or read book The Global Nomad written by Greg Richards and published by Channel View Publications. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Backpackers have shifted from the margins of the travel industry into the global spotlight. This volume explores the international backpacker phenomenon, drawing together different disciplinary perspectives on its meaning, impact and significance. Links are drawn between theory and practice, setting backpacking in its wider social, cultural and economic context.

Bill Bryson

Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
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ISBN : 9780761441205
Pages : 132 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (441 users)

Download or read book Bill Bryson written by Scott P. Richert and published by Marshall Cavendish. This book was released on 2011 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A biography of writer Bill Bryson that describes his era, major works, and life"--Provided by publisher.

Gender, Genre, and Identity in Women's Travel Writing

Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN : 9780820449050
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (449 users)

Download or read book Gender, Genre, and Identity in Women's Travel Writing written by Kristi Siegel and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2004 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women experience and portray travel differently: Gender matters - irreducibly and complexly. Building on recent scholarship in women's travel writing, these provocative essays not only affirm the impact of gender, but also cast women's journeys against coordinates such as race, class, culture, religion, economics, politics, and history. The book's scope is unique: Women travelers extend in time from Victorian memsahibs to contemporary «road girls», and topics range from Anna Leonowens's slanted portrayal of Siam - later popularized in the movie, The King and I, to current feminist «descripting» of the male-road-buddy genre. The extensive array of writers examined includes Nancy Prince, Frances Trollope, Cameron Tuttle, Lady Mary Montagu, Catherine Oddie, Kate Karko, Frances Calderón de la Barca, Rosamond Lawrence, Zilpha Elaw, Alexandra David-Néel, Amelia Edwards, Erica Lopez, Paule Marshall, Bharati Mukherjee, and Marilynne Robinson.

In a Sunburned Country

Publisher : Broadway
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Pages : 307 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

Download or read book In a Sunburned Country written by Bill Bryson and published by Broadway. This book was released on 2000 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author takes readers on a tour of the land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes

Inventing Custer

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1442251875
Pages : 388 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (442 users)

Download or read book Inventing Custer written by Edward Caudill and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-09-03 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Custer’s Last Stand remains one of the most iconic events in American history and culture. Had Custer prevailed at the Little Bighorn, the victory would have been noteworthy at the moment, worthy of a few newspaper headlines, but only a few among the many battles with the Plains Indians. In defeat, however tactically inconsequential in the larger conflict, Custer became legend. In Inventing Custer, Edward Caudill and Paul Ashdown bridge the gap between the Custer who truly existed and the one we’ve immortalized and mythologized into legend in our generally accepted reading of American history and his significance to it.

The Mother Tongue

Publisher : HarperCollins
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ISBN : 0062417444
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (62 users)

Download or read book The Mother Tongue written by Bill Bryson and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2015-06-02 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Vastly informative and vastly entertaining…A scholarly and fascinating book.” —Los Angeles Times With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can’t), to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells the fascinating, often uproarious story of an inadequate, second-rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the world’s largest growth industries.

Essential Non-fiction

Publisher : Folens Limited
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ISBN : 9781843032311
Pages : 98 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (32 users)

Download or read book Essential Non-fiction written by Peter Ellison and published by Folens Limited. This book was released on 2002 with total page 98 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Student Book contains a varied collection of stimulating, wide-ranging extracts and pieces of non-fiction material to help students produce top quality writing. Each extract is preceded by key features for pupils to look for at word, sentence and whole text level. Each piece is specifically linked to Framework objectives.