Download or read book Lincoln Highway written by Amor Towles and published by Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG. This book was released on 2022-07-25 with total page 756 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nach „Ein Gentleman in Moskau“ der neue Roman von Bestsellerautor Amor Towles: „Eine ausgelassene Road Novel quer durch Amerika.“ Time Im Juni 1954 wird der achtzehnjährige Emmett aus dem Gefängnis entlassen. Zuhause in Nebraska wartet sein kleiner Bruder Billy auf ihn. Nach dem Tod des Vaters möchten sie einen Neuanfang in Kalifornien wagen, wo sie ihre verschwundene Mutter vermuten. Alles ist bereit für die Fahrt mit dem 48 Studebaker, doch plötzlich tauchen zwei Freunde aus dem Gefängnis auf. Sie haben allerdings ein anderes Ziel, New York City. So beginnt eine Reise mit den witzigsten und unglaublichsten Begegnungen – Clowns, Landstreicher, arbeitslose Schauspieler, Bettler und besonders gefährliche Pastoren. ‚Lincoln Highway‘ erzählt die ergreifende Odyssee von vier vaterlosen Jungen entlang der ersten Autobahn Amerikas.
Download or read book The Lincoln Highway written by Amor Towles and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2021-10-05 with total page 593 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER More than ONE MILLION copies sold A TODAY Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick A New York Times Notable Book, and Chosen by Oprah Daily, Time, NPR, The Washington Post, Bill Gates and Barack Obama as a Best Book of the Year “Wise and wildly entertaining . . . permeated with light, wit, youth.” —The New York Times Book Review “A classic that we will read for years to come.” —Jenna Bush Hager, Read with Jenna book club “Fantastic. Set in 1954, Towles uses the story of two brothers to show that our personal journeys are never as linear or predictable as we might hope.” —Bill Gates “A real joyride . . . elegantly constructed and compulsively readable.” —NPR The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction—to the City of New York. Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes. “Once again, I was wowed by Towles’s writing—especially because The Lincoln Highway is so different from A Gentleman in Moscow in terms of setting, plot, and themes. Towles is not a one-trick pony. Like all the best storytellers, he has range. He takes inspiration from famous hero’s journeys, including The Iliad, The Odyssey, Hamlet, Huckleberry Finn, and Of Mice and Men. He seems to be saying that our personal journeys are never as linear or predictable as an interstate highway. But, he suggests, when something (or someone) tries to steer us off course, it is possible to take the wheel.” – Bill Gates
Download or read book Greetings from the Lincoln Highway written by Brian Butko and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-05-31 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Lincoln Highway was the first continuous road to connect the coasts, allowing newly motorized Americans to cross the country by car. This book allows readers to travel across 100 years of the highway, from New York City to San Francisco, with stops at historic landmarks, bridges, taverns, movie palaces, diners, gas stations, ice cream stands, tourist cabins, and roadside attractions. Color maps and stories of the highway take readers through 14 states, with excerpts from memoirs and old postcards giving a feel for what early motoring was like--the good, the bad, and the muddy. The book is organized by state, with narrative information on what the original Lincoln Highway crossed through. There are historical tidbits and nostalgic details, along with information on what remains. This book is a useful treasure for travel planning and armchair reading.
Download or read book The Lincoln Highway Across Indiana written by Jan Shupert-Arick and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Lincoln Highway across Indiana explores Indiana's unique role in Lincoln Highway history and celebrates Indiana's place in early automotive and road-building history. Once known as the "Main Street of America," the Lincoln Highway route was established across northern Indiana in 1913, linking larger cities--Fort Wayne, Elkhart, Goshen, South Bend, LaPorte, and Valparaiso--to smaller communities. Most Lincoln Highway towns renamed their main streets Lincolnway in recognition of the nation's first coast-to-coast auto road. When the Lincoln Highway Association shortened the route in 1926, the route linked Fort Wayne to Columbia City, Warsaw, and Plymouth, giving the state two Lincoln Highway routes. From Fort Wayne to the famous Ideal Section, between Dyer and Schererville, Indiana's Lincolnway towns remain proudly connected to Lincoln Highway history. Through vintage photographs, postcards, advertisements, and other historical records, this armchair tour of the highway visits sites favored by early tourists, documents the people and places that made the highway a vital corridor, and celebrates Hoosier Carl Fisher's leadership in the formation of the Lincoln Highway Association, as well as the people who work to preserve its legacy today.
Download or read book The Lincoln Highway Across Illinois written by David A. Belden and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2013-12-09 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From southern Cook County to the Mississippi River, the Lincoln Highway meanders through many of Chicago’s suburbs before heading west through Illinois’s fertile farmland. America’s first transcontinental highway once stretched nearly 3,400 miles from New York City to San Francisco. The story of the highway’s role in shaping the contemporary American highway system is one that examines the interaction of technology and human spirit. Conceived by entrepreneur Carl G. Fischer in 1912 and endorsed by businessman Henry B. Joy, the idea of creating an automobile-friendly roadway spanning America would soon change the nature of travel in the 20th century. Lincoln Highway in Illinois defines and describes the role of the highway as it zigzags its way across the “Land of Lincoln” and highlights the cities, towns, and rural communities along its route.
Download or read book The Lincoln Highway written by Amor Towles and published by Random House. This book was released on 2021-10-21 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE INSTANT NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF RULES OF CIVILITY AND A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW 'Deserves a place alongside Kerouac, Steinbeck and Wolfe as the very best of the genre' OBSERVER 'An absolute beauty of a book. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again' TANA FRENCH 'Welcome to the enormous pleasure that is The Lincoln Highway . . . in which the miles fly by and the pages turn fast' ANN PATCHETT In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett returns home to his younger brother Billy after serving fifteen months in a juvenile facility for involuntary manslaughter. They are getting ready to leave their old life behind and head out to sunny California. But they're not alone. Two runaways from the youth work farm, Duchess and Wolly, have followed Emmett all the way to Nebraska with a plan of their own, one that will take the four of them on an unexpected and fateful journey in the opposite direction - to New York City. 'Already feels like an American coming of age classic' RED 'The best novel I've read in years' CHRIS CLEAVE 'Wise and wildly entertaining . . . permeated with light, wit, youth' THE NEW YORK TIMES
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Download or read book Lincoln Highway written by Amor Towles and published by Neri Pozza Editore. This book was released on 2021-11-25T00:00:00+01:00 with total page 575 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In un giorno di giugno del 1954, Emmett Watson torna a casa. Il direttore della prigione, un uomo dalle buone intenzioni, con una fotografia di Franklin Delano Roosevelt appesa dietro la scrivania, lo ha accompagnato in macchina. Un viaggio di tre ore, dal Kansas al Nebraska, da Salina a Morgen. Dopo piú di un anno trascorso a scontare una pena che pesa soprattutto sul suo cuore, Emmett non vede l’ora di impacchettare le sue cose e quelle di Billy, il fratello di otto anni, e filarsela in Texas con la Studebaker azzurra del ’48 che lo aspetta nel fienile. Sua madre è andata via da un pezzo, suo padre è morto, e quel che resta della fattoria, con i suoi infissi storti, i campi abbandonati, il tetto imbarcato, è ormai una faccenda degli strozzini della banca. Per rifarsi una vita non resta che il Texas, dove costruiscono e ristrutturano case a piú non posso. Il problema, però, è che Billy ha appreso come andare alla ventura dalla sua bibbia personale, Il compendio degli eroi, degli avventurieri e degli altri intrepidi viaggiatori del professor Abacus Abernathe, e ha perciò concepito tutt’altra meta: prendere la Lincoln Highway, la prima strada a percorrere l’America da una parte all’altra, e procedere in direzione di San Francisco, per arrivare giusto il quattro di luglio, il giorno di un grande spettacolo di fuochi d’artificio in cui è misteriosamente certo di incontrare sua madre. Il problema è anche che il direttore della prigione non ha trasportato soltanto Emmett da Salina a Morgen. Nascosti nel bagagliaio dell’auto, come abili contorsionisti, altri due ragazzi ospiti del carcere minorile di Salina sono giunti a Morgen: Duchessa, che ha appreso tutto dalla strada e dal «capriccioso dito del fato», e Woolly, che ha sempre bisogno di qualcosa per tenere a bada il mondo. E la loro intenzione è salire a bordo della Studebaker azzurra di Emmett e prendere la direzione opposta, verso New York, dove andare alla ricerca di ben centocinquantamila dollari. Nel giugno del 1954, Emmett, Billy, Duchessa e Woolly, animati dalla «feroce necessità» della gioventú, vanno cosí all’assalto dei «fuochi cupi del tramonto» e del «cielo eterno e insensibile» del paesaggio americano, come recitano i magnifici versi di Willa Cather posti in esergo a questo libro, salutato, al suo apparire negli Stati Uniti, come una ulteriore versione del grande romanzo americano e dei suoi eterni temi: il viaggio e l’avventura, la colpa e la redenzione, il riscatto e la speranza. «Ogni personaggio di quest’opera di Towles è il protagonista di un’avventura unica e universale... Un romanzo permeato di luce, spirito, giovinezza... che pullula di storie, grandiose come leggende». New York Times Book Review «Un’avventura piena di personaggi indimenticabili, suspense e scenari vividi che faranno volare i lettori attraverso le pagine». Time «Meravigliosamente scritto... un classico che continueremo a leggere negli anni a venire». Jenna Bush Hager
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Download or read book Summary of The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles written by Condensed Books and published by Condensed Books. This book was released on 2022-04-27 with total page 135 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A high-quality summary of Amor Towles´s book The Lincoln Highway, including chapter details and analysis of the main themes of the original book. About the original book: June 1954. Emmett Watson, then eighteen, is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he had just completed a fifteen-month sentence for involuntary homicide. Emmett's plan is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and fly to California, where they can start their lives over, with his mother long gone, his father lately deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank. However, after the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two of his work farm pals have secreted themselves in the warden's car trunk. They've devised a whole different plan for Emmett's future, one that would lead them all on a perilous voyage in the opposite direction—to New York City. Towles' third novel, which spans only 10 days and is recounted from several points of view, will delight admirers of his multi-layered literary style while also introducing them to a variety of new and brilliantly imagined locales, characters, and topics.
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Download or read book Summary of The Lincoln Highway written by Alexander Cooper and published by BookSummaryGr. This book was released on 2021-11-21 with total page 36 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Summary of The Lincoln Highway - A Comprehensive Summary Emmett stared out the window at the prairie, keeping his thoughts to himself. Warden Williams was a modern man with a master’s degree and good intentions. He had notions that he’d gathered from books and experience, and Emmett didn’t want to get into all that now. Some of the young men who come to Salina, Kansas, are destined for a life of trouble. They were never given much sense of right or wrong as children and see little reason for learning it now. As a civilized society, we ask that even those who have had an unintended hand in misfortune pay some retribution. The rancher, Mr. Ransom, had paid his debt to society and now had his whole life ahead of him. But he didn’t agree that his debt had been paid in full. The kitchen looked cleaner than at any point in Emmett’s memory. On the table was a brown folder thick with papers as if it had been left there by somebody else. Emmett and Mr. Ransom made no effort to respond. Walter explained that your father took out a new loan three years ago on top of the old mortgage. This year, what with your father’s passing, there will not be a harvest at all. Banker Emmett Ransom Obermeyer looked at his father’s estate with a mixture of skepticism and sympathy. We could have cleared out the property and put it up for sale, he said. But we waited so that you could complete your term at Salina. Emmett looked around his father’s house. He saw the same... To be continued... Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc. Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.
Download or read book The Lincoln Highway Iowa written by Gregory M. Franzwa and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read book A Brief for the Lincoln Highway in Utah and Nevada Addressed to Secretary of Agriculture Washington D C written by Lincoln Highway Association and published by . This book was released on 1923 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: