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Now a 1 New York Times Bestseller In the summer of 2010 photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York In the first three years his audience steadily grew from a few hundred to over one million In 2013 his book Humans of New York based on that blog was published and immediately catapulted to the top of the NY Times Bestseller List It has appeared on that list for over twenty-five weeks to date The appeal of HONY has been so great that in the course of the next year Brandon s following increased tenfold to now over 12 million followers on Facebook In the summer of 2014 the UN chose him to travel around the world on a goodwill mission that had followers meeting people from Iraq to the Ukraine to Mexico City via the photos he took Now Brandon is back with the follow up to Humans of New York that his loyal followers have been waiting for Humans of New York Stories Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of NY the dialogue he s had with them has increasingly become as in-depth intriguing and moving as the photos themselves Humans of New York Stories presents... a whole new group of humans complete with stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candor Let Brandon Stanton and the people he s photographed astonish you more
In the tradition of The Snowman The Polar Express and the many books of Jan Brett this cozy Nordic tale filled with extraordinary photographs will have readers of all ages believing in the magic of Christmas This is one to pull out every year and savor Long ago a brave little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa s elves So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday then she straps on her skis and heads out into the snowy landscape From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa A generous trim-size matte cover and foiled title make this a special book for the holiday season
Give road-weary eyes a break with this spiral-bound Large Scale edition featuring all the accuracy you ve come to expect from Rand McNally only bigger Updated atlas contains maps of every U S state that are 35 larger than the standard atlas version plus over 350 detailed city inset and national park maps and a comprehensive unabridged index Road construction projects and updates highlighted for every state and conveniently located above the maps Contains mileage chart showing distances between 77 North American cities and national parks with driving times map Tough spiral binding allows the book to lay open easily Other FeaturesBest of the Road - Our editor s favorite road trips from our Best of the Road collection follows scenic routes along stretches of coastline both east and west to forests mountains and prairies and through small towns and big cities For a weekend or a week there s something for everyone Tell Rand As much as we work to keep our atlases up to date conditions change quickly and new construction projects begin frequently If you know of something we haven t captured in our atlas let us know at randmcnally com tellrand
National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of the world s most spectacular destinations inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip Hundreds of the most breathtaking locales both natural and man-made are illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization s world-class photographers These images coupled with evocative text feature a plethora of visual wonders ancient monoliths scenic islands stunning artwork electric cityscapes white-sand seashores rain forests ancient cobbled streets and both classic and innovative architecture Loaded with hard service information for each location Destinations of a Lifetime has it all when to go where to eat where to stay and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience
For the last 50 years Southern Living magazine has reported on and photographed what makes the South so very unique and how it has evolved it s distinct regions its music its homes its gardens its food and most importantly its people Now to mark its Golden Anniversary Southern Living presents a gorgeous gift book that tells the true story of the South as only Southerners and Southern Living can tell it Filled with evocative images fascinating stories revealing explorations and time-honored recipes Southern Living 50 Years is about how Southerners live what they value how they cook how they welcome people into their homes The book is divided into three sections Journey South A visual road trip through the South accompanied by thoughtful essays Welcome Home A celebration of the Southern home including gardens architecture design and indoor and outdoor living The Southern Table The South is famous for nothing if not its food The book includes an exploration of the evolution of regional cuisine and includes 40 favorite recipes from Southern Living magazine with many additional recipes from renowned Southern chefs Southern Living 50 Years reminds Southerners what makes their region and their lifestyle so special And for... non-Southerners it serves as a fascinating guidebook and provides an authentic view of the distinctive culture of the South more
1 New York Times Bestseller 1 Indie Next Pick Absorbing Winning The many layers in The Oregon Trail are linked by Mr Buck s voice which is alert and unpretentious in a manner that put me in mind of Bill Bryson s comic tone in A Walk in the Woods Dwight Garner The New York TimesAn epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way in a covered wagon with a team of mules an audacious journey that hasn t been attempted in a century which also chronicles the rich history of the trail the people who made the migration and its significance to the country Spanning two thousand miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific coast the Oregon Trail is the route that made America In the fifteen years before the Civil War when 400 000 pioneers used the trail to emigrate West scholars still regard this as the largest land migration in history it united the coasts doubled the size of the country and laid the groundwork for the railroads Today amazingly the trail is all but forgotten Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures His first travel narrative Flight of Passage was hailed by The New Yorker as a funny cocky gem of a book and with The Oregon Trail he brings the most important route in... American history back to glorious and vibrant life Traveling from St Joseph Missouri to Baker City Oregon over the course of four months Buck is accompanied by three cantankerous mules his boisterous brother Nick and an incurably filthy Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl Along the way they dodge thunderstorms in Nebraska chase runaway mules across the Wyoming plains scout more than five hundred miles of nearly vanished trail on foot cross the Rockies and make desperate fifty-mile forced marches for water The Buck brothers repair so many broken wheels and axels that they nearly reinvent the art of wagon travel itself They also must reckon with the ghost of their father an eccentric yet loveable dreamer whose memory inspired their journey across the plains and whose premature death many years earlier has haunted them both ever since But The Oregon Trail is much more than an epic adventure It is also a lively and essential work of history that shatters the comforting myths about the trail years passed down by generations of Americans Buck introduces readers to the largely forgotten roles played by trailblazing evangelists friendly Indian tribes female pioneers bumbling U S Army cavalrymen and the scam artists who flocked to the frontier to fleece the overland emigrants Generous portions of the book are devoted to the history of old and appealing things like the mule and the wagon We also learn how the trail accelerated American economic development Most arresting perhaps are the stories of the pioneers themselves ordinary families whose extraordinary courage and sacrifice made this country what it became At once a majestic journey across the West a significant work of history and a moving personal saga The Oregon Trail draws readers into the journey of a lifetime It is a wildly ambitious work of nonfiction from a true American original It is a book with a heart as big as the country it crosses more
1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERNOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREAt twenty-two Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything In the wake of her mother s death her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed Four years later with nothing more to lose she made the most impulsive decision of her life With no experience or training driven only by blind will she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State and she would do it alone Told with suspense and style sparkling with warmth and humor Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened strengthened and ultimately healed her One of the Best Books of the Year NPR The Boston Globe Entertainment Weekly Vogue St Louis Dispatch
A delightful and beguiling look at life on a small Paris street Elaine Sciolino the former Paris bureau chief of the New York Times invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs Sciolino explains as she celebrates the neighborhood s rich history and vibrant lives While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents the Tunisian greengrocer the husband-and-wife cheesemongers the showman who s been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century the owner of a 100-year-old bookstore the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers making Paris come alive in all its unique majesty The Only Street in Paris will make readers hungry for Paris for cheese and wine and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing 25 photographs
A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed New Yorker writerBarbarian Days is William Finnegan s memoir of an obsession a complex enchantment Surfing only looks like a sport To initiates it is something else entirely a beautiful addiction a demanding course of study a morally dangerous pastime a way of life Raised in California and Hawaii Finnegan started surfing as a child He has chased waves all over the world wandering for years through the South Pacific Australia Asia Africa A bookish boy and then an excessively adventurous young man he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds some of them right under our noses off the coasts of New York and San Francisco It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships annealed in challenging waves Finnegan shares stories of life in a whitesonly gang in a tough school in Honolulu even while his closest friend was a Hawaiian surfer He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them Youthful folly he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay on Maui... is served up with rueful humor He and a buddy their knapsacks crammed with reef charts bushwhack through Polynesia They discover while camping on an uninhabited island in Fiji one of the world s greatest waves As Finnegan s travels take him ever farther afield he becomes an improbable anthropologist unpicking the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village dissecting the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese navigating the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria Throughout he surfs carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing unprecedented lucidity Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story an intellectual autobiography a social history a literary road movie and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting little understood art Today Finnegan s surfing life is undiminished Frantically juggling work and family he chases his enchantment through Long Island ice storms and obscure corners of Madagascar more
Ernest Hemingway s classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s now available in a restored edition includes the original manuscript along with insightful recollections and unfinished sketches Published posthumously in 1964 A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway s most enduring works Since Hemingway s personal papers were released in 1979 scholars have examined the changes made to the text before publication Now this special restored edition presents the original manuscript as the author prepared it to be published Featuring a personal Foreword by Patrick Hemingway Ernest s sole surviving son and an Introduction by grandson of the author Se n Hemingway editor of this edition the book also includes a number of unfinished never-before-published Paris sketches revealing experiences that Hemingway had with his son Jack and his first wife Hadley Also included are irreverent portraits of literary luminaries such as F Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Maddox Ford and insightful recollections of Hemingway s own early experiments with his craft Widely celebrated and debated by critics and readers everywhere the restored edition of A Moveable Feast brilliantly evokes the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the unbridled creativity and... unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized more