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Roadwork

Author : Stephen King
ISBN : 9781501141331
Genre : Fiction
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Only Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, can imagine the horror of a good and angry man who fights back against bureaucracy when it threatens to destroy his vitality, home, and memories. “Under any name King mesmerizes the reader” (Chicago Sun-Times). Barton Dawes is standing in the way of progress when his unremarkable but comfortable existence suddenly takes a turn for the worst. A new highway extension is being built right over the laundry plant where he works—and right over his home. The house he has lived in for twenty years and where he created loving memories with his family. Dawes isn’t the sort of man who will take an insult of this magnitude lying down. His steadfast determination to fight the inevitable course of progress drives his wife and friends away while he tries to face down the uncaring bureaucracy that has destroyed his life. But before the city paves over that part of Dawes’s life, he’s got one more party to throw—and it’ll be a blast. What happens when one good (and angry) man fights back…and then some? This #1 national bestseller includes an introduction by Stephen King on “The Importance of Being Bachman.”

Roadwork

Author : Sally Sutton
ISBN : 9780763667931
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Load the dirt. Load the dirt. Scoop and swing and drop. Slam it down into the truck. Bump! Whump! Whop! There are many big machines and busy people involved in building a road, and this riveting board book follows them every step of the way. From clearing a pathway (screek! ) to rolling the tar (squelch! ) to sweeping up at the end (swish! ), Roadwork is sure to delight young truck-lovers with its rambunctious rhymes and noisy fun. Also features an audio read-along!

Road Work

Author : Mark Bowden
ISBN : 9781555846091
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 68. 39 MB
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From the #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down to the critically acclaimed Killing Pablo, Mark Bowden has been praised for his unique, novelistic ability to put his reader in the heat of the story. His acclaimed works of investigative journalism have been published around the world to tremendous success and have sold over 3 million copies. Road Work collects Bowden’s award-winning non-fiction, from his breakout stories for the Philadelphia Inquirer to his most recent high-profile pieces in Rolling Stone, the New Yorker, and The Atlantic. Road Work takes us everywhere from a small town in Rhode Island where one of the largest cocaine rings in history is uncovered, to the Luangwa Valley in Zambia where a bold team of anti-poachers fights to save the fate of the black rhinoceros. “The Kabul-Ki Dance" invites us into the high-adrenaline world of the 391st Fighter Squadron of Idaho as it wages the air war over Afghanistan, and shows us what happens when raw emotion comes up against the clinical precision of modern war. Bowden’s high-profile look at Saddam Hussein, nominated for a National Magazine Award, shed such new and dramatic light on one of the world’s most notorious figures that it has been optioned for film. And his shocking expose on the dark art of interrogation, also nominated for a National Magazine Award, offers an insider's eye into the unique and controversial ways in which we are fighting the war on terrorism. Road Work offers fascinating glimpses into the closely guarded lives of public figures such as Al Sharpton, Norman Mailer, and Mike Schmidt, and also features the uniquely humanistic brand of sports reporting that won acclaim for Bringing the Heat. Powerfully gripping, elucidating, sometimes even wryly humorous, Road Work shows why Mark Bowden has won a reputation as a domestic and foreign reporter of the highest caliber, earning The New York Times Book Review’s praise as “a master of narrative journalism.” Tales of the Tyrant -- An intimate and compelling account of the daily life of Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein and how he wields and retains power is offered. He sleeps only four or five hours a night, keeps his desk immaculate, and tests all his food for poison.Bowden reveals that Hussein was a novelist of romantic potboilers. The Art of Interrogation - Bowden discusses effective ways of interrogation in order to gather intelligence and thwart terrorism. Among these, are the torture lite method, acid tests method, monkey orgasms, and alligator clips. Torture lite includes sleep deprivation, exposure to heat or cold, the use of drugs to cause confusion, rough treatment, and forcing a prisoner to stand for days at a time or to sit in uncomfortable positions... Bowden also explores facts and rumors-- and the complicated legal issues-- surrounding the controversial terrorist holding facility in Guantanamo Bay Kabulki Dance - A look inside the cockpit with the pilots and weapons-systems officers of the 391st Fighter Squadron. These men are the top guns of the US air war in Afghanistan. Bowden explores the emotional human's place in an impersonal, technologized war environment. Al Sharpton profile - a fascinating portrait of this controversial figure published in the Atlantic Salon Republican National Convention 2000 -- "Republicans have zeroed in on the one thing the Democrats cannot defend: Clinton's slick willy." Bowden reportes from the highly orchestrated Republican convention, in which the Republicans aim to down-play their "devisive social priorities" and portray George W. Bush as the kinder, gentler candidate. The Game of a Lifetime - A portrait of the "Turkey Game"-- the nearly century-old Thanksgiving-day high school football rivalry between the Kirkwood Pioneers and the Webster Groves Statesman of the St. Louis suburbs. This year's game will be exceptional because, with the varsity teams unavailable because of playoffs, the inexperienced but eager junior varsity teams will be put on the spot. A Beautiful Mind - Portrait of the surprising skill and mental brilliance needed to be a center, the man who snaps to the quarterback on the Philadelphia Eagles The Unkindest Cut Schmidt's Misfortune - Portrait of Philadelphia Philly half of famer Mike Schmidt, who is determined to have his best season ever when it is cut short by a devastating injury during an at-bat. The Great Potato Pick-Off Play - hilarious story about a prankster minor league ball player who is kicked off the team after substituting a potato for a baseball in an attempt to trick a baserunner into an out. Rhino - Portrait of 20 men who have had the dangerous, impossible task for two years of patroling for poachers in the Luangwa Valley of Zambia. They hope to save the 4,000 black rhinos that remain there, but their World Wildlife Fund money is running out. The Urban Gorilla - Masala, at 51-years-old the oldest gorilla in the world, is being given a new, more spaaaaaacious and natural home in the expanded Philadelphia Zoo. Bowden explores new attitudes and practices in animal captivity. Breeding the Better Cow - A Fast Food Nation-type expose on the new ways farmers are using revolutionary breeding devices such as artificial insemination, super-ovulation, and embryo transfer to make cows into little more than gigantic lactating machines. A profile of Osborndale Ivanhoe, the sire of over half of the 700,000 Holsteins in Pennsylvania Battling the Baddies in Fantasyland - "The 14 children from St. Christopher's were off to Disney World because a wealthy young woman had decided to liquidate her family's 40-year-old charitable foundation and set aside $10,000 to send them on a three-day wish trip. I went along to see how they cope with it all: the grim battle with medical odds, the frustration of being unable to protect their babies, of having to rely on doctors who aren't sure how to proceed, the dreary regimen of hospital and home, hospital and home. But these were not families burdened with grief. These were families living intensely, each day, every day, every hour." Fight to the Finish- a remarkable story of a physician who committed suicide after struggling for years with manic depression. Bowden investigates the mystery of mental depression and the difficulties of living with a victim Fight with Fame - Portrait of Norman Mailer after publication of Tough Guys Don't Dance -- one of the first writers to be struggling with fame in the modern world The Fight Rocky Lost - the Philadelphia Art Museum battles Sylvester Stallone to have a statue of him as Rocky removed from its steps Mayberry Vice - an article for Rolling Stone about an unusual drug bust in Central Falls, R.I. Cops on the Take - Bowden's first major effort in narrative journalism, a four-part Inquirer Magazine magazine series, won a National Magazine Award.

Roadwork

Author : Thomas R. Wright
ISBN : 1423413008
Genre : Music
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As a friend and cohort of some of rock music's biggest legends - the Who, Rod Stewart, the Rolling Stones, the Eagles, Joe Walsh, and countless others - photographer Tom Wright was given unparalleled access to almost every aspect of the musicians' lives, on- and offstage. Roadwork is a compilation of over 200 of Wright's groundbreaking photographs and the true stories behind the captivating pictures that have earned him praise as "America's most important documenter of the 1960s and 1970s rock 'n' roll scene". Gritty and realistic, poignant and beautiful, Wright's photos powerfully deconstruct the glamour of life on the road, capturing the true essence of rock 'n' roll: the musicians, the roadies, the fans, and the beautiful women who voraciously followed these rock bands. Over the years, Wright has allowed almost no commercial access to his work; his photographs have been available to only the musicians he's worked with and a handful of record company executives ... until now. Roadwork offers a rare glimpse into the extraordinary life and stunning art of Tom Wright, the man Joe Walsh dubbed "the Jack Kerouac of rock 'n' roll." Includes 180 black and white photos (60 of those are full page) and an eight page color section.

Road Work

Author : Kenneth A. Small
ISBN : 0815721137
Genre : Political Science
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America's interstate highway system is deteriorating, and traffic congestion in most urban centers is worsening. Because of the many strong and conflicting interests, policy discussions about the road system are also in gridlock. The only consensus that seems to have emerged is that public spending must be increased. Improving our highway system and its financing will not be easy. Road Work proposes a comprehensive highway pricing and investment policy to meet the goals of efficiency, equity, and financial stability. In this study, Kenneth A. Small, Clifford Winston, and Carol A. Evans base their policy on two economic principles: efficient pricing to regulate demand for highway services and efficient investment to minimize the total public and private costs of providing them. Policy recommendations include a set of pavement-wear taxes for heavy trucks, a set of congestion taxes for all vehicles, and a program of optimal investments in road durability. Their proposals should be especially attractive to policymakers because they can be implemented with current technology, offer little threat to the major interest group, and in the long run will reduce the strain on state and local governments' highway budgets.

Roadwork Theory And Practice

Author : Peter Kendrick
ISBN : 9781136367779
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Roadwork Theory and Practice gives the essential information needed by every road worker, highway technician, incorporated, graduate or chartered engineer, not only by explaining the theory of road construction and its associated activities, but by illustrating its application with practical working methods that are in use in everyday engineering practice. As such, it successfully bridges the gap so often found between civil engineering theory and the day-to-day work of a highways engineer. Now in its fifth edition, this classic textbook has been fully revised in line with recent changes to EU standards, legislation, terminology and specifications. The new edition now includes end of chapter review questions and references for further reading. Students will find this text fully caters for the requirements of BTEC National and NVQ qualifications in construction, civil engineering and highways maintenance. In addition, content has been matched to the specifications of the new Higher Nationals in Civil Engineering from Edexcel. Professionals will find the new edition to be an invaluable up-to-date reference source, especially of relevance to recent graduates new to the work place.

Road Work

Author : Dan Wylie
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131922762
Genre : Literary Criticism
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