The Long Way Back

Author: Fuʼād Takarlī

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774160929

Category: Fiction

Page: 379

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The Long Way Back tells the story of four generations of the same family living in an old house in the Bab al-Shaykh area of Baghdad. Through exquisite layering of the overlapping worlds of the characters, their private conflicts and passions are set against the wider drama of events leading up to the overthrow of prime minister Abd al-Karim Qasim and the initial steps to power of the Baath party in Iraq in 1962-63. The skilful building-up of the characters and their worlds within a brief and clearly determined period of recent history allows for a bold and intelligent portrayal of the ambiguous strengths and weaknesses of Iraqi and wider Arab culture. In addition, the dramatization of the relationships between generations, social groups, and genders is achieved with a mixture of humor, bitter irony, and compassion that identifies it as a great work of Arabic literature.

A Long Way Back

Author: Mike Holst

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595892671

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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In the grip of a raging thunderstorm Arnie Bottelmiller, his small son Timmy, and his fiance Julie are forced down and crash land on an island in the wilderness area of Northern Minnesota. Arnie is badly injured and immobile. He and Julie, who is also injured but able to function, wait for rescue for a few days and then finally realize their only chance for survival is for Julie, Timmy and Jake the dog, to walk out. A trek of over eighty miles of sometimes impenetrable forest, with nothing more than the clothing on their backs, a fishing pole, a crude map and a lighter with very little fluid left. They have a strange and unnerving encounter with a wild timber wolf who proves to be their friend and not their enemy. A lot of emotions come out in the story, with family and friends holding vigils behind the scenes, unaware of Julie, Timmy and Jakes courageous fight for survival.

Long Way Back

A Novel

Author: Brendan Halpin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504009681

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

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Francis has two childhood encounters that shape his life: one with God, and the other with Dee Dee Ramone. When his life falls apart in adulthood, Francis, feeling betrayed by God, turns to his other spiritual mentor, emerging as that rarest of beings, a middle-aged punk rocker. A love letter to punk rock and the spiritual power of music, Long Way Back rocks through grief and tragedy toward a new beginning for Francis and an ending sure to make even the hardest of hardcore punks cry.

The Long Way Back

Afghanistan's Quest for Peace

Author: Chris Alexander

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062097040

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Christopher Alexander, Canadian’s former ambassador to Afghanistan, offers an inside look at Afghanistan recent history, and delivers a blueprint for transforming the troubled country into a viable nation. Alexander draws on expertise gained over five years on the ground in Afghanistan, chronicling the country’s initial successes following the Afghan War, the setbacks it incurred thanks to a resurgent Taliban, and the tenuous stability that multilateral diplomacy has brought the war-torn yet rebuilding nation. Readers of Ahmed Rashid’s Descent into Chaos and Alex Berenson’s Lost in Kandahar will find no more penetrating insight into Afghanistan’s past, present, and future than Christopher Alexander’s probing, expert dissection of a nation at war with itself: The Long Way Back.

The Long Way Back

Author: JoAnn Ross

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488034087

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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From New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross comes a classic tale about coming home again! Caine O’Halloran lost his heart broken more than once. Ten years ago, Caine had married the only woman he’s ever loved, Nora Anderson. However, when he lost their son in a tragic car accident, Nora never forgave him, and the death destroyed their marriage. But now Caine’s retired from his career as a baseball pitcher, and he has come back home to win Nora back. Now a busy doctor, Nora doesn’t have time to risk getting hurt again. Caine will have to convince her, and himself, that they deserve a second chance. Originally published as The Return of Caine O’Halloran in 1994.

A Long Way Back

Author: J. Everett Prewitt

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1365652203

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Black soldiers thought to be killed in action mysteriously reappear in Cu Chi, Vietnam. A curious war correspondent uncovers an illegal army mission gone awry. A Long Way Back was awarded the Literary Classic’s Seal of Approval. It won the Independent Publisher’s of New England first place award, was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal Award, received the Bronze Award for the INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award, the Silver Award from Literary Classics and the DNQ Award from IBPA's Benjamin Franklin Award.

The Long Way Back To Love

Author: Wendy Evans

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456877231

Category: Fiction

Page: 49

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Story starts when we were 14 years old, in grade 7 in a place called Greenfield Park, Quebec. He was outgoing; I was very shy, and nervous. Couldn’t even talk to anyone, especially him! I would watch him when I thought he wasn’t looking. Little did I know that he knew! Finally picked up the courage to ask him to the grad dance, had to tell him that night, in tears, that I was moving to Toronto little did we know what would happen...

Long Way Back

Afghanistan’s Quest for Peace

Author: Christopher Alexander

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

ISBN: 144340912X

Category: History

Page: 320

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Christopher Alexander was sent to Afghanistan in 2003, charged with supporting the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, part of the global response to 9/11. Primarily covering the years 2001 to 2011, The Long Way Back tells the story of the historic achievements and bitter disappointments encountered on the road to political stability in Afghanistan. But this is much more than a first-hand account of recent events: it is a clear-eyed take on what has been achieved, the triumphs and failings of Afghans and foreigners alike, and why the country is still mired in conflict. Alexander guides us through the intricacies of the cross-border insurgency—showing that Pakistan continues the campaign begun under the British frontier policy and scaled up by the U.S. for jihad against the Soviets. With Alexander’s direct access to and experience with the country’s leaders, the international players and ordinary Afghan citizens, a unique portrait of Afghanistan is revealed and an argument is made for what it will take for the country to achieve a lasting peace.

Long Way Back to the River Kwai

Memories of World War II

Author: Loet Velmans

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

ISBN: 9781559707411

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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A World War II memoir of the author's experience as a prisoner of war in Indonesia describes the more than three years during which he and fellow soldiers were forced by the Japanese to build a railroad through the Burma-Thailand jungle under life-threatening conditions. Reprint.

Long Way Back Home

Crossing a World of Limitations

Author: Evelyn Saah-Giegbefumwen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1543416683

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 148

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This book shows close friendship and love between two adolescents, one faced by the struggles of life. Kids made fun of her. Her mother ignored her. She escaped for a better life to where she did not knowin the world of alcohol, violence, and drugs. In pain, she accepted defeat and ran back home. Her godly mother started repenting. She confesses her failures for not being an example of godliness to her daughter. She repents for failing to train her daughter in his ways. She asked God for forgiveness. Jamours mother was a single mother, who came to understand the depth of her problems and the impact on her daughters life. Sometimes, mothers fi nd themselves raising children alone through no fault of their own. Women are often innocent victims of rape and world wracked by war.

The long way back to Europe. Minority protection in Bulgaria

Author: Bernd Rechel

Publisher: ibidem-Verlag / ibidem Press

ISBN: 3838258630

Category: Political Science

Page: 362

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The protection of minorities in Bulgaria presents a paradox. Although minority protection played a prominent role in the accession of the country to the European Union, hardly any positive minority rights were adopted in post-communist Bulgaria. Apart from the reversal of communist assimilation campaigns, only limited progress has been made in the area of minority protection. Positive minority rights have remained very restricted, some minorities, notably Pomaks and Macedonians, have been denied recognition, and the formal adoption of legislation or policy documents has often not been followed by implementation.By charting minority rights policies in Bulgaria in the period between 1989 and 2004, this study clarifies the main reasons for the limited progress in the post-communist period. While, in contrast to some other countries in Central and Eastern Europe, minority “kin-states” did not play a major role in post-communist Bulgaria, the European Union and the Council of Europe were instrumental in putting minority questions on the agenda of Bulgarian governments. However, their impact was smaller than much of the literature on enlargement and conditionality would suggest. Domestic factors were crucial in shaping minority rights policies in post-communist Bulgaria. Of particular importance was the communist legacy, which acted as a brake on the development of minority rights.

Long Way Back

Author: Charley Boorman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749579258

Category:

Page: 320

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On February 16, 2016, Charley Boorman suffered a major traffic accident in Portugal. His world crashed down after he smashed his right ankle and causing severe damage to his left fibia and tibia. It was unclear if he would ever walk properly again, let alone ride a motorbike. Charley recounts the ambulance ride, the numerous operations in a Portugese hospital, the medivac flight back to London, and his journey of recovery. As his inability to walk for several months provokes introspection, Boorman recounts his childhood, where his passion for motorbikes began, and the formative influences in his life--from his father, a famed director, to his longtime friend Ewan McGregor, and Sean Connery's son Jason, who introduced him to bikes. These touchstones give him strength on the long way back to health.

A Long Way Back

Author: ARIADNA

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465346896

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

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Donatello was born, and grew up in a little island of the Mediterranean sea. Life’s circumstances forced him to move far away from that place. Along with Asiri he would discover love, and new worlds. But life’s path is uncertain. Between adventure, love, and passion, Donatello will find a way to follow his feelings in order to achieve happiness. It is a perfect adventure to enjoy while sitting down and having a hot coffee, as you let yourself be flooded by the passion and feelings of the characters.

Long Way Down

Von Schottland nach Kapstadt

Author: Ewan McGregor,Charley Boorman

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492956939

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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Ewan McGregor und sein Kumpel Charley Boorman wollen es noch einmal wissen: Nach ihrem abenteuerlichen Trip rund um die Welt geht es dieses Mal vom nördlichsten Punkt Großbritanniens, dem kleinen Nest John O’Groats in den schottischen Highlands, südwärts bis nach Kapstadt in Südafrika. Das ganz große Abenteuer beginnt, als die beiden die gepflegten Teerstraßen Europas hinter sich lassen. In Afrika erwarten sie– neben der überwältigenden Gastfreundschaft der Einheimischen– Sandstürme (Libyen), üble Offroadpisten (Kenia), Schlammschlachten (Äthiopien) und ein rasender Elefant, der McGregor nach dem Leben trachtet (Botswana). Ein weiteres Roadmovie voller Risiken, Überraschungen und unvergesslicher Begegnungen.

LION

Der lange Weg nach Hause

Author: Saroo Brierley

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384370970X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Es ist ein Tag wie jeder andere im Leben des fünfjährigen Saroo: Auf dem Bahnhof einer indischen Kleinstadt sucht er nach Münzen und Essensresten. Schließlich schläft er vor Erschöpfung in einem wartenden Zug ein. Der fährt den kleinen Jungen ans andere Ende von Indien, nach Kalkutta. Völlig alleine an einem der gefährlichsten Orte der Welt schlägt er sich wochenlang auf der Straße durch, landet im Waisenhaus und gelangt so zu den Brierleys, die Saroo ein neues Zuhause in Australien schenken. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre später macht sich Saroo mit Hilfe von Google Earth auf die Suche nach seiner leiblichen Familie. Am Bildschirm fährt er Nacht für Nacht das Zugnetz von Indien ab. Das Unglaubliche passiert: Er findet ein Dorf, das dem Bild in seiner Erinnerung entspricht – und macht sich auf den Weg ...

Cyprus and Europe

The Long Way Back

Author: Vassilis Fouskas,Heinz A. Richter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783933925411

Category: Cyprus

Page: 212

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A Long Way Back

The Lynda Collins Trilogy

Author: Liz Wainwright

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781484821459

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

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In 'A Long Way Back' (Book 3 of The Lynda Collins Trilogy) Lynda's life comes up against more drama and heartbreak than she could ever have imagined, but eventually all the dilemmas, the family secrets and the love stories are resolved - with happy endings, but only for those who deserve them! Two women, a mother and a daughter. And the men in their lives. A broken marriage. And a friend too ready to pick up the pieces. The Lynda Collins Trilogy is not only a love story, but also a family saga. Two families. Heart-warming stories full of strong, entertaining characters, family conflict, and love.

The B&l Show

The Long Way Back

Author: Barry L. Hughes

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500785253

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

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When a flying meol'ah abducts his brother, Steven, along with Sunny, Boabi and Guy, set out on an epic quest to find and rescue him. Certain they are on his trail, they are confronted by the Tini Kalamamu, who are also looking for Barry to take to their master for a great reward, but will settle for Steven. After Steven and Boabi defend themselves resulting in the deaths of three of the Tini Kalamamu warriors, they are relentlessly pursued into the mountains where they meet and are befriended by the Fjollumbergen people.Fleeing headlong into the northern mountains the group encounter extremes of weather, unexpected friends and merciless foes as they make their way toward home by taking the long way back.

A Long Way Back

Author: J. Chance

Publisher: Bright Pen

ISBN: 9780755211654

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Paul Summers aged twenty-one had gone through his life semi illiterate due to a blow he sustained to his head as a three year old. His mundane life as a labourer in the gardening section of a DIY store in London, changes dramatically one night due to a beating he receives from three yobs, embarking him on a life that was completely unknown to him. There are many shocks and surprises waiting for him, one now knowing because of his disability, his family had been systematically robbing of his savings. His new life takes him all over the country meeting unexpected challenges, one of them bringing him into contact with a career girl who also had problems growing up. She is a junior solicitor, and because of her childhood, wants to make it a lifetime commitment where men don't figure anywhere in her life whatsoever. He thinks he's met her before somewhere, and her attitude towards him is very cold to say the least. Both have hurdles to cross as they go about their daily lives, hurdles that seem to get higher and higher for both of them....