American Dirt

American Dirt
Author : Jeanine Cummins
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2020-01-21
ISBN 10 : 9781472261380
ISBN 13 : 1472261380
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Dirt Book Description:

'Heartstopping... doesn't let up... you will urge them on, fists clenched' The Times An extraordinary story of the lengths a mother will go to to save her son, AMERICAN DIRT has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. It's time to read what you've been missing. Lydia Perez owns a bookshop in Acapulco, Mexico, and is married to a fearless journalist. Luca, their eight-year-old son, completes the picture. But it only takes a bullet to rip them apart. In a city in the grip of a drug cartel, friends become enemies overnight, and Lydia has no choice but to flee with Luca at her side. North for the border... whatever it takes to stay alive. The journey is dangerous - not only for them, but for those they encounter along the way. Who can be trusted? And what sacrifices is Lydia prepared to make? *An Instant New York Times #1 Bestseller* *An Instant Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller* *Over 2 million copies sold globally* *A Richard and Judy Bookclub Pick* *An Oprah's Book Club Pick* *A BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime*

Study Guide for Book Clubs American Dirt

Study Guide for Book Clubs  American Dirt
Author : Kathryn Cope
Publisher : Kathryn Cope
Total Pages : 46
Release : 2020-10-23
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide for Book Clubs American Dirt Book Description:

An essential tool for all reading groups! No reading group should be without this book club companion to Jeanine Cummins’s bestselling novel, American Dirt. This comprehensive guide includes useful background to the novel, a full plot summary, discussion of themes & symbols, detailed character notes, thought-provoking discussion questions, and even a quick quiz. Study Guides for Book Clubs are designed to help you get the absolute best from your book club meetings. They enable reading group members to appreciate their chosen book in greater depth than ever before. Please be aware that this is a companion guide and does not contain the full text of the novel.

American Dirt Track Racer

American Dirt Track Racer
Author : Joe Scalzo
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release :
ISBN 10 : 1610608054
ISBN 13 : 9781610608053
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Dirt Track Racer Book Description:

One of the most evocative eras in the history of American motorsport was the golden age of dirt-track racing, when hairy-knuckled drivers duked it out in open-wheel racers on half-mile ovals around the country. This photographic history spans the classic era from 1946 to 1970, featuring vintage photography of the Champ and Sprint cars that were driven by men like A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Roger Ward and Bobby Unser for very little monetary reward. The technologies of the most successful and unusual cars are discussed as are specific races, circuits and some of the more colorful personalities of the period. Midget and track roadsters are also featured, along with period color photography.

American Dirt Chapter Sampler

American Dirt  Chapter Sampler
Author : Jeanine Cummins
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Total Pages : 27
Release : 2019-08-02
ISBN 10 : 9781250751089
ISBN 13 : 125075108X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Dirt Chapter Sampler Book Description:

Download a free excerpt from Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt! También de este lado hay sueños. On this side too, there are dreams. Already being hailed as "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic", American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope. If it’s only a better life you seek, seek it elsewhere...This path is only for people who have no choice, no other option, only violence and misery behind you. And your journey will grow even more treacherous from here. Everything is working against you. —American Dirt Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with four books he would like to buy—two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same. Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia—trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier’s reach doesn’t extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to? American Dirt will leave readers utterly changed when they finish reading it. It is a page-turner, it is a literary achievement, it is filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times.

Summary of American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Summary of American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
Author : Peter Cuomo
Publisher : Peter Cuomo
Total Pages : 87
Release : 2022-01-03
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins Book Description:

A complete summary of Jeanine Cummins book American Dirt About the original book: Lydia Quixano Pérez, a bookshop owner in Acapulco, saves her son Luca from a massacre that kills out their whole family at a quinceañera barbeque. The offenders are three sicarios, murders for Los Jardineros, a vicious local gang. Javier Crespo Fuentes, Lydia’s close friend and the jefe of Los Jardineros, ordered the killing in revenge for an exposé authored by Lydia’s husband, a writer called Sebastián Pérez Delgado. Javier’s violent wrath derives not from the story itself, but from the damage, it has on his daughter, Marta, who commits suicide when she learns of her father’s actual identity. Lydia and Luca spend the rest of the novel escaping from Javier’s soldiers, encountering a colorful cast of refugees along the way to the US.

Chasing Dirt

Chasing Dirt
Author : Suellen Hoy
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 258
Release : 1996-10-10
ISBN 10 : 9780195354850
ISBN 13 : 0195354850
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chasing Dirt Book Description:

Americans in the early 19th century were, as one foreign traveller bluntly put it, "filthy, bordering on the beastly"--perfectly at home in dirty, bug-infested, malodorous surroundings. Many a home swarmed with flies, barnyard animals, dust, and dirt; clothes were seldom washed; men hardly ever shaved or bathed. Yet gradually all this changed, and today, Americans are known worldwide for their obsession with cleanliness--for their sophisticated plumbing, daily bathing, shiny hair and teeth, and spotless clothes. In Chasing Dirt, Suellen Hoy provides a colorful history of this remarkable transformation from "dreadfully dirty" to "cleaner than clean," ranging from the pre-Civil War era to the 1950s, when American's obsession with cleanliness reached its peak. Hoy offers here a fascinating narrative, filled with vivid portraits of the men and especially the women who helped America come clean. She examines the work of early promoters of cleanliness, such as Catharine Beecher and Sylvester Graham; and describes how the Civil War marked a turning point in our attitudes toward cleanliness, discussing the work of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, headed by Frederick Law Olmsted, and revealing how the efforts of Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War inspired American women--such as Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton, and Louisa May Alcott--to volunteer as nurses during the war. We also read of the postwar efforts of George E. Waring, Jr., a sanitary engineer who constructed sewer systems around the nation and who, as head of New York City's street-cleaning department, transformed the city from the nation's dirtiest to the nation's cleanest in three years. Hoy details the efforts to convince African-Americans and immigrants of the importance of cleanliness, examining the efforts of Booker T. Washington (who preached the "gospel of the toothbrush"), Jane Addams at Hull House, and Lillian Wald at the Henry Street Settlement House. Indeed, we see how cleanliness gradually shifted from a way to prevent disease to a way to assimilate, to become American. And as the book enters the modern era, we learn how advertising for soaps, mouth washes, toothpastes, and deodorants in mass-circulation magazines showed working men and women how to cleanse themselves and become part of the increasingly sweatless, odorless, and successful middle class. Shower for success! By illuminating the historical roots of America's shift from "dreadfully dirty" to "squeaky clean," Chasing Dirt adds a new dimension to our understanding of our national culture. And along the way, it provides colorful and often amusing social history as well as insight into what makes Americans the way we are today.

Dirt Road Revival

Dirt Road Revival
Author : Chloe Maxmin
Publisher : Beacon Press
Total Pages : 200
Release : 2022-05-10
ISBN 10 : 9780807007518
ISBN 13 : 080700751X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dirt Road Revival Book Description:

The Democratic Party left rural America behind. This urgent rallying cry shows how Democrats can win back and empower overlooked communities that have been pushing politics to the right—and why long-term progressive political power depends on it. Through 2 successful elections in rural red districts that few thought could be won by a Democrat, twentysomethings Maine state senator Chloe Maxmin (D-District 13) and campaign manager Canyon Woodward saw how the Democratic Party has focused for too long on the interests of elite leaders and big donors, forcing the party to abandon the concerns of rural America—jeopardizing climate justice, racial equity, economic justice, and more. Dirt Road Revival looks at how we got here and lays out a road map for progressive campaigns in rural America to build an inclusive, robust, grassroots politics that fights for equity and justice across our country. First, Maxmin and Woodward detail how rural America has been left behind. They explore rural healthcare, economic struggle, brain drain, aging communities, whiteness and racism, education access, broadband, Big Agriculture, and more. Drawing on their own experiences, they paint a picture of rural America today and pinpoint the strategic failures of Democrats that have caused the party to lose its rural foothold. Next, they tell the story of their successful campaigns in the most rural county in the most rural state in the nation. In 2018, Maxmin became the only Democrat to ever win Maine House District 88 and then unseated the highest-ranking Republican in Maine —the Senate Minority Leader—in 2020, making her the youngest woman senator in Maine’s history. Finally, Maxmin and Woodward distill their experiences into concrete lessons that can be applied to rural districts across the country to build power from the state and local levels on up. They lay out a new long-term vision for Democrats to rebuild trust and win campaigns in rural America by translating progressive values to a rural context, moving beyond the failed strategies of establishment consultants and utilizing grassroots-movement organizing strategies to effectively engage moderate rural voters.

Dirt

Dirt
Author : David R. Montgomery
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Total Pages : 295
Release : 2007-05-14
ISBN 10 : 9780520933163
ISBN 13 : 0520933168
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dirt Book Description:

Dirt, soil, call it what you want—it's everywhere we go. It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, our cities. This fascinating yet disquieting book finds, however, that we are running out of dirt, and it's no laughing matter. An engaging natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern times, Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations explores the compelling idea that we are—and have long been—using up Earth's soil. Once bare of protective vegetation and exposed to wind and rain, cultivated soils erode bit by bit, slowly enough to be ignored in a single lifetime but fast enough over centuries to limit the lifespan of civilizations. A rich mix of history, archaeology and geology, Dirt traces the role of soil use and abuse in the history of Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, China, European colonialism, Central America, and the American push westward. We see how soil has shaped us and we have shaped soil—as society after society has risen, prospered, and plowed through a natural endowment of fertile dirt. David R. Montgomery sees in the recent rise of organic and no-till farming the hope for a new agricultural revolution that might help us avoid the fate of previous civilizations.

Yellow Dirt

Yellow Dirt
Author : Judy Pasternak
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2011-07-05
ISBN 10 : 9781416594833
ISBN 13 : 1416594833
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yellow Dirt Book Description:

Describes how the Navajo worked for the U.S. government unprotected in the uranium mines that fueled the Cold War, and how the abandoned mines remained on the Navajo reservation, causing cancer rates and birth defects to soar.

American Motorcyclist

American Motorcyclist
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 60
Release : 1983-05
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Motorcyclist Book Description:

American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the American Motorcyclist Associaton, tells the stories of the people who make motorcycling the sport that it is. It's available monthly to AMA members. Become a part of the largest, most diverse and most enthusiastic group of riders in the country by visiting our website or calling 800-AMA-JOIN.