Long Way Back

Author: Charley Boorman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749579258

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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.

Snake Walkers

Author: J. Everett Prewitt

Publisher: Verlag Ferd.Sch├╢ningh GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9780976192718

Category:

Page: 384

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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.

The Long Way Back

Author: Fuad Takarli

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.

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 Walk

M/TV

Author: Slavomir Rawicz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762784717

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD! The classic adventure story that inspired the new major motion picture The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir In 1941, the author and six fellow prisoners of war escaped a Soviet labor camp in Yakutsk—a camp where enduring hunger, cold, untended wounds, and untreated illnesses, and avoiding daily executions were everyday feats. Their march—over thousands of miles by foot—out of Siberia, through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India is a remarkable statement about man’s desire to be free. Written in a hauntingly detailed, no-holds-barred way, the book inspired the Peter Wier film The Way Back. Previous editions have sold hundreds of thousands of copies; this edition includes an afterword written by the author shortly before his death, as well as the author's introduction to the book's Polish edition. Guaranteed to forever stay in the reader's mind, The Long Walk will remain a testament to the strength of the human spirit, and the universal desire for freedom and dignity. Six-time Academy Award–nominee Peter Weir (Master and Commander, The Truman Show, and The Dead Poets Society) directed The Way Back, a much-anticipated film based on The Long Walk. Starring Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, and Ed Harris.

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 to the River Kwai

Memories of World War II

Author: Loet Velmans

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628721650

Category: History

Page: 256

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Loet Velmans was seventeen when the Germans invaded Holland. He and his family fled to London on the Dutch Coast Guard cutter Seaman’s Hope and then sailed to the Dutch East Indies—now Indonesia—where he joined the Dutch army. In March 1942, the Japanese invaded the archipelago and made prisoners of the Dutch soldiers. For the next three and a half years Velmans and his fellow POWs toiled in slave labor camps, building a railroad through the dense jungle on the Burmese-Thailand border so the Japanese could invade India. Some 200,000 POWs and slave laborers died building this Death Railway. Velmans, though suffering from malaria, dysentery, malnutrition, and unspeakable mistreatment, never gave up hope. Fifty-seven years later he returned to revisit the place where he should have died and where he had buried his closest friend. From that emotional visit sprung this stunning memoir. Long Way Back to the River Kwai is a simply told but searing memoir of World War II—a testimonial to one man’s indomitable will to live that will take its place beside the Diary of Ann Frank, Bridge over the River Kwai, and Edith’s Story.

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 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.

Lion: A Long Way Home Young Readers' Edition

Author: Saroo Brierley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1743772173

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Page: 208

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Can you imagine being lost and not finding your way home again? Saroo Brierley became lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a family in Australia. Despite being happy in his new home, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. He pored over satellite images on Google Earth seeking out landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for. Then he set off on a journey back to India to see if he could find his mother. This inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds is now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman.

Long Way Round

Chasing Shadows Across the World

Author: Ewan McGregor,Charley Boorman,Robert Uhlig

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743499344

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The popular actors recount their three-month, 20,000-mile motorbike journey from London to New York through three continents and some of the harshest terrain on Earth.

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 Down

An Epic Journey by Motorcycle from Scotland to South Africa

Author: Ewan McGregor,Charley Boorman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416577483

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Eighteen countries. Five shock absorbers. Two bikers. One amazing adventure... After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't shake the travel bug. Inspired by their UNICEF visits to Africa, they knew they had to go back and experience this extraordinary continent in more depth. And so they set off on their 15,000-mile journey with two new BMWs loaded up for the trip. Their route took them from John O'Groats at the northernmost tip of Scotland to Cape Agulhas on the southernmost tip of South Africa. Along the way they rode some of the toughest terrain in the world -- and met some of the friendliest people. They rode their bikes right up to the pyramids in Egypt and visited Luke Skywalker's house in Tunisia. They met people who had triumphed over terrifying experiences -- former childhood soldiers in Uganda and children living amidst the minefields of Ethiopia. They had a close encounter with a family of gorillas in Rwanda and were nearly trampled by a herd of elephants in Botswana. Riding through spectacular scenery, often in extreme temperatures, Ewan and Charley faced their hardest challenges yet. With their trademark humor and honesty they tell their story -- the drama, the dangers and sheer exhilaration of riding together again, through a continent filled with magic and wonder.

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.

A Long Way From Chicago

A Novel in Stories

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664363

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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A Newbery Honor Book A summer they'll never forget. Each summer Joey and his sister, Mary Alice—two city slickers from Chicago—visit Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find that it's far from sleepy...and Grandma is far from your typical grandmother. From seeing their first corpse (and he isn't resting easy) to helping Grandma trespass, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry—all in one day—Joey and Mary Alice have nine summers they'll never forget! "A rollicking celebration of an eccentric grandmother and childhood memories." —School Library Journal, starred review "Each tale is a small masterpiece of storytelling." —The Horn Book, starred review "Grandma Dowdel embodies not only the heart of a small town but the spirit of an era gone by...Remarkable and fine." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review A Newbery Honor Book A National Book Award Finalist An ALA Notable Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Long Way Back

Author: Liz Wainwright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957227934

Category:

Page: 558

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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.

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 Way Back Home

Author: Allan Stratton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448188628

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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Zoe Bird is going nowhere fast. She’s angry and lonely, and her only true friend is her granny, whose Alzheimer’s is worsening. When her parents put Granny in a home, Zoe decides now is the time to break free. She smuggles Granny out and together they hit the tracks on a cross-country trip to find Zoe’s long-lost uncle. But there will be some home truths along the way. . . An emotional story about family, surviving school and being true to yourself for fans of The Art of Being Normal and Unbecoming.