Journey Without MapsJourney Without Maps

Details the author's 1935 journey in search of Liberia, a remote and unfamiliar West African republic founded for released slaves, recalling his journey across the red-clay terrain from Sierra Leone to the coast of Grand Bassa with a chain ...

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0143039725


Page: 242

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Details the author's 1935 journey in search of Liberia, a remote and unfamiliar West African republic founded for released slaves, recalling his journey across the red-clay terrain from Sierra Leone to the coast of Grand Bassa with a chain of porters and his discovery of one of the few areas of Africa untouched by Western colonization. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Journey Without a MapJourney Without a Map

Gardner McKay's Journey Without a Map, with introduction by Jimmy Buffett, is a memoir extraordinaire one of those rare books that just keeps getting better and better as you read along, its last half transfixing.

Author: Gardner McKay


ISBN: 0615779255


Page: 488

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Gardner McKay's Journey Without a Map, with introduction by Jimmy Buffett, is a memoir extraordinaire one of those rare books that just keeps getting better and better as you read along, its last half transfixing. McKay was a maverick who went into the South American forest alone for nearly two years; starred in, and walked away from, the starring role in an expensive hour-long TV series after four years; raised lions and cheetah in the wilds of Beverly Hills; was the theatre critic for the LA Herald; wrote successful plays, novels, poetry and stories; walked across Venezuela; was a world-class sailor; a sculptor, with pieces in the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum; wrote and kept over 200 journals (the basis for this memoir); turned down nearly 50 starring movie roles; served as a film critic; taught university courses; rode with the Egyptian camel corps; and finished this memoir as he was dying of cancer, giving him what he called "a real deadline." He was, above all, an adventurist. Of his quitting television, after he had acquired international fame: "Fame is so cheap that I wanted to go someplace where someone, some stranger, might be able to make up his own mind about me without already having formed an opinion based on drivel that needed to be overcome or ignored."

Journey Without a MapJourney Without a Map

Once, in July, the temperature was so hot our candles on the sill of the big stained glass window in the living room melted from the heat, melted without being lit. Bent right over with the heat, as if Swan Lake were playing and they ...

Author: Donna Caruso

Publisher: Thistledown Press

ISBN: 9781897235362


Page: 223

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Even as generations pass, the pride of being Italian is in the genes of those who were raised in Italian immigrant families. Caruso's Journey Without A Map appropriately begins with pasta cooking instructions, and from that point the aroma of tomatoes, olives and red wine are never far from the stories she weaves of herself and the impact of her family. Whether making connections between her Uncle Nick's nose and her Roman ancestors, or detailing the daily rituals of her shepherdess mother on the Italian hillsides, Caruso relays the information in broad colourful strokes that are at once both inviting and humorous. With her earliest recollections of her family life in New Jersey, her father's grocery store, her mother's Catholic admonishments, the death of Santa Clause, the family habits and the ever-present smells from the kitchen brings to us her sense of belonging to a rich heritage. But Caruso's journal and journey are not all feel-good, romanticized Italian immigrant experience. There are those reflections on her mother's life that are as beautiful and intense as they are revealing; the portraits of her extended family members that stand outside the warmth of family love, and the tensions that develop when families are separated by geography and dreams. And though the wisdom of her father and mother guides her through her growing years, it would have to be their remembered love that guides Caruso through her own darkest hours of breast cancer and family break up. As generations of North Americans move farther away from their immigrant experience and origins, Caruso's Journey Without A Map conveys that in our increasingly homogenized cultural world what may best nourish us in our needs, shape us in our identities, and be our strength when we are weakest, is our family's heritage and love.

Journey Without a MapJourney Without a Map

... But my only answer is silence I see countless acts of violence Senseless Cold Mean Could have been me easily I know no peace in this endless sea of chaos of me And so it has to end. _68_ Journey without a Map Letter from The Cold World.

Author: Cari Lynn

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595200030


Page: 139

View: 326

Cleanse the doors of your perception and prepare to see things in a new light. This book is not like any other book of poetry you've ever read. It is not only a metaphoric journey, but a spiritual one. It is a journey that has no map.

Journeys Without a MapJourneys Without a Map

She was living a travelling life with a group of friends, busking for a living, making up the next stage as they went along — a real journey without maps. Just recently she and her partner had been making a yurt, the tent-home of nomads ...

Author: Marion Molteno

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781800466449


Page: 200

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Award-winning author Marion Molteno takes us on a magical journey of discovery into the life of a writer and her readers. From book events in small English towns to huge literary festivals in India and Pakistan, from the mountains of Tajikistan to remote parts of Africa, she traces the roots of the fictional worlds she has so brilliantly created in her novels. Weaving through these vignettes are reflections on the creative process, her own and anyone’s — her own journey as a writer, what fiction does for us, and the vital relationship between writers and readers. With an ability to find significance in the ordinary and the extraordinary alike, she describes encounters with the people and cultures that have inspired her, and rediscovers at every turn what connects us to others, from next door or around the world. Compelling, written with great pace, and full of insights into different cultures. And what a brave book it is – laying bare levels of feeling and reflection that, though beautifully written, still feel quite raw.

Journey Without MapsJourney Without Maps

An old man without any teeth suddenly said, 'Do you know in Monrovia they have a map of the whole of Liberia? I am going to go and see it. It is in the possession of a family called Anderson. They have had it for years.

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504053983


Page: 242

View: 440

The British author embarks on an awe-inspiring trek through 1930s West Africa in “one of the best travel books [of the twentieth] century” (The Independent). When Graham Greene left Liverpool in 1935 for what was then an Africa unmarked by colonization, it was to leave the known transgressions of his own civilization behind for those unknown. First by cargo ship, then by train and truck through Sierra Leone, and finally on foot, Greene embarked on a dangerous and unpredictable 350-mile, four-week trek through Liberia with his cousin, and a handful of servants and bearers, into a world where few had ever seen a white man. For Greene, this odyssey became as much a trip into the primitive interiors of the writer himself as it was a physical journey into a land foreign to his experience. “No one who reads this book will question the value of Greene’s experiment, or emerge unshaken by the penetration, the richness, the integrity of this moving record.” —The Guardian

Cultural EncountersCultural Encounters

If we feel we know fully the Liberia of Greene's Journey without Maps , then the writer has both succeeded and failed ... In a sense the reader can never experience the travelogue without a map , since the text itself is almost always ...

Author: Charles Burdett

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571815015


Page: 211

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The 1930s were one of the most important decades in defining the history of the twentieth century. It saw the rise of right-wing nationalism, the challenge to established democracies and the full force of imperialist aggression. Cultural Encounters makes an important contribution to our understanding of the ideological and cultural forces which were active in defining notions of national identity in the 1930s. By examining the work of writers and journalists from a range of European countries who used the medium of travel writing to articulate perceptions of their own and other cultures, the book gives a comprehensive account of the complex intellectual climate of the 1930s.

The Manager s Pocket Guide to Effective MeetingsThe Manager s Pocket Guide to Effective Meetings

A meeting without an agenda is like a journey without a map. Everyone spends a long time wandering about without ending up anywhere in particular. How to Prepare an Agenda Write it out. Some people simply "think" their agenda.

Author: Steve Kaye

Publisher: Human Resource Development

ISBN: 0874254493


Page: 187

View: 499

Learn easy, proven techniques that keep you in control of your meetings. This complete guide to effective meetings will show you how to prepare for success and end with results. It includes structured activities that keep everyone focused on your issues, practical techniques for dealing with unproductive participants, and essential considerations for high tech meetings. If you hold meetings, this book is a must!

A Memoir from the Khyber Pass to the Great Black SwampA Memoir from the Khyber Pass to the Great Black Swamp

This memoir tells of the experiences of the author and the historical and social forces that shaped his personality and enabled him to thrive and prosper in two divergent cultures.

Author: S. Amjad Hussain


ISBN: 096640212X


Page: 568

View: 718

This memoir tells of the experiences of the author and the historical and social forces that shaped his personality and enabled him to thrive and prosper in two divergent cultures.

The Wesleyan Way Student BookThe Wesleyan Way Student Book

Of course, it's possible to make that journey without a map. Imagine getting in your car in Miami and trying to reach Seattle. Without a map or GPS, you could make the trip by trial and error. You could ask people for directions along ...

Author: Scott J. Jones

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426767562


Page: 108

View: 639

Meet the Faith of Wesley . . . Real and Relevant in Today's World.

Geographies of ModernismGeographies of Modernism

My reading of Graham Greene's Journeys Without Maps ( 1936 ) , a travel narrative written in the moment of late modernism ... a map of the kingdom of Bamum , created by King Ibrahim Njoya , who ruled from the period of first colonial ...

Author: Professorial Fellow the Centre for Modernist Studies Peter Brooker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415331161


Page: 181

View: 106

This volume explores the interface between modernism and geography in a range of writers, texts and artists across the 20th century.

The Romance of ReligionThe Romance of Religion

No, indeed. To be “spiritual without being religious” is like playing tennis without a net. The rules of religion provide the map for the journey. The map has been written by those who have gone before us and who show us the way.

Author: Dwight Longenecker

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780849922947


Page: 240

View: 569

C. S. Lewis said that Christianity works on us like every other myth, except it is a myth that really happened. Dwight Longenecker grabs this idea and runs with it, showing that the Christian story is the greatest story ever told because it gathers up what is true in all the fantasy stories of the world and makes them as solid, true, and real as a tribe of dusty nomads in the desert or the death of a carpenter-king. In The Romance of Religion Longenecker calls for the return of the romantic hero—the hero who knows his frailty and can fight the good fight with panache, humor, and courage. Conflict and romance are everywhere in the story of Christ, and our response is to dust off our armor, don our broad-brimmed hats, pick up our swords, and do battle for Christ with confidence, wonder, and joy. Is religion no more than a fairy tale? No, it is more than a fairy tale—much more: it is all the fairy tales and fantastic stories come true here and now. “This book is witty, whimsical, and deadly serious. With panache and aplomb, Dwight Longenecker sets out to prove that Christianity is, in every sense of the word, fabulous. And does he succeed in his quest? I encourage you to read it to find out.” —Michael Ward, senior research fellow, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and professor of apologetics, Houston Baptist University “If you've never thought about the Christian faith as romance and story, then this book will introduce you to a whole new way of thinking.”—Frank Viola, author of God's Favorite Place on Earth

First Time PassFirst Time Pass

The Importance of the Map Let me remind you of our “learning is a journey” analogy. Remember it? We said that it would be madness to start a long journey without a map, and similarly it would be ...

Author: Michael Bell

Publisher: Fireworks Press

ISBN: 9780956723109


Page: 410

View: 857

Pass your professional exam, the first time you take it.In today's ever more competitive job market, an unblemished exam record can make all the difference between landing that sought-after position you covet, and not. But what can you do, as a career professional holding down a demanding job whilst studying for a challenging exam, to ensure that you boost your career prospects and gain that first time pass? This inspirational book covers every aspect of the study process, from the moment you decide to start studying, to the moment you finish your exam, and beyond. Its unique emphasis on the psychological aspects of learning, in addition to its focus on professionals rather than school and college students, ensures that it is a book that goes far beyond other books about study and exams. Following the invaluable advice contained in this positive, powerful, yet pragmatic and practical guide will ensure you maximise your chances of exam success and achieve that essential first time pass.

Travel WritingTravel Writing

"One had lived for fourteen years in a wild jungle country without a map" (Essays, 17). ... This predilection of Greene's, to conflate journey with childhood, is strongest in his first travel book, Journey without Maps (1936).

Author: Casey Blanton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136745652


Page: 176

View: 950

Blanton follows the development of travel writing from classical times to the present, focusing in particular on Anglo-American travel writing since the eighteenth century. He identifies significant theoretical and critical contributions to the field, and also examines key texts by James Boswell, Mary Kingsley, Graham Greene, Peter Mathiessen, V.S. Naipaul, and Bruce Chatwin.

Hope for Alcoholics Addicts Inmates and Those Who Love Them Hope for Alcoholics Addicts Inmates and Those Who Love Them

I am just one ofmany, many stories oflives that God has changed through the recovery journey. Some years ago, my wife Patsy and I went ... I've learned that I cannot make the journey without a map. Imagine what it would be like to drive ...

Author: Gary L.

Publisher: Inspiring Voices

ISBN: 9781462404575


Page: 310

View: 108

When author Gary L. began his recovery journey from alcoholism at age thirty-one, he was emotionally, mentally, and spiritually bankrupt and had been contemplating suicide for about a year. He had everything to live for but was unable to see it. Hopelessness and despair were dark clouds over his life. Early one morning, while in a drunken stupor, he cried out to the God he’d turned his back on at age ten. Gary said later, “Early in recovery I discovered that God had never turned his back on me.” In Hope for Alcoholics, Addicts, Inmates (and Those Who Love Them), Gary, through a series of letters to a prison inmate, shares his story of recovery and a renewed relationship with God. Gary’s daily letters to Matt describe the journey out of the darkness into a life he never thought possible. The writings interpret, translate, and synthesize the pain, disillusion, anger, and rebellion of his own early life into a present-tense testimony of praise, glory, and gratitude to God. Hope for Alcoholics, Addicts, Inmates (and Those Who Love Them) discusses Gary’s experience with the Twelve Steps of AA and how they have influenced his life. Accented with scriptural passages, it shares discoveries he made about himself, God, and life.

Dynamic Police TrainingDynamic Police Training

After all, before you can plan a journey, you must have a road map of where you would like to go. For example, you cannot reach the destination of the great pyramids at Giza without first traveling to Egypt. You may know that it is east ...

Author: Ann R. Bumbak

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439815895


Page: 182

View: 521

As police work has become increasingly professionalized, classrooms have become a preferred environment for training. However, the best preparation for police work has traditionally been conducted on the job. Dynamic Police Training partners the experienced law enforcement officer’s "street-smart" perspective of what makes training work with a professional educator’s "book-smart" approach to writing curriculum to achieve the best results in police training programs. A results-oriented handbook for police trainers seeking clear and definitive information on curriculum development, the book facilitates training designed to develop students’ critical thinking skills, physical competencies, and in-depth understanding of concepts such as use of force, consequences of failure, and value-based judgment. Authored by a former police officer and trainer with over 14 years of experience in the field and the classroom, this volume: Examines the typical strengths and limitations of police trainers and describes how to build on existing skills Explains how to go beyond the lecture and slide show format to make police training an interactive and thought-provoking experience for students Translates the theoretical basis of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills training into police-oriented language Outlines the methods for developing high-quality law enforcement instructional content Provides a step-by-step construction guide for law enforcement lesson plan development with versatile templates included for the reader’s use Understanding how to write an interactive curriculum that allows police officers to achieve mastery of skills in the classroom is what differentiates outstanding training from the mediocre. Dynamic Police Training helps police trainers who deliver, revise, or develop training programs in the academy and beyond, enabling them to achieve top-notch training results within the confines of the classroom setting that translate into real results on the street.