This Boy s Life Book
Score: 3.5
From 37 Ratings

This Boy s Life

  • Author : Tobias Wolff
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0802198600

This Boy s Life Excerpt :

This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are constantly on the move, yet they develop an extraordinarily close, almost telepathic relationship. As Toby fights for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hostility of a new stepfather, his experiences are at once poignant and comical, and Wolff does a masterful job of re-creating the frustrations and cruelties of adolescence. His various schemes - running away to Alaska, forging checks, and stealing cars - lead eventually to an act of outrageous self-invention that releases him into a new world of possibility.

Boy s Life Book
Score: 4.5
From 78 Ratings

Boy s Life

  • Author : Robert McCammon
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-10-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453231562

Boy s Life Excerpt :

An Alabama boy’s innocence is shaken by murder and madness in the 1960s South in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song. It’s 1964 in idyllic Zephyr, Alabama. People either work for the paper mill up the Tecumseh River, or for the local dairy. It’s a simple life, but it stirs the impressionable imagination of twelve-year-old aspiring writer Cory Mackenson. He’s certain he’s sensed spirits whispering in the churchyard. He’s heard of the weird bootleggers who lurk in the dark outside of town. He’s seen a flood leave Main Street crawling with snakes. Cory thrills to all of it as only a young boy can. Then one morning, while accompanying his father on his milk route, he sees a car careen off the road and slowly sink into fathomless Saxon’s Lake. His father dives into the icy water to rescue the driver, and finds a beaten corpse, naked and handcuffed to the steering wheel—a copper wire tightened around the stranger’s neck. In time, the townsfolk seem to forget all about the unsolved murder. But Cory and his father can’t. Their search for the truth is a journey into a world where innocence and evil collide. What lies before them is the stuff of fear and awe, magic and madness, fantasy and reality. As Cory wades into the deep end of Zephyr and all its mysteries, he’ll discover that while the pleasures of childish things fade away, growing up can be a strange and beautiful ride. “Strongly echoing the childhood-elegies of King and Bradbury, and every bit their equal,” Boy’s Life, a winner of both the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards, represents a brilliant blend of mystery and rich atmosphere, the finest work of one of today’s most accomplished writers (Kirkus Reviews).

Boys  Life Book of Outdoor Skills Book

Boys Life Book of Outdoor Skills

  • Author : Boy Scouts of America
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2012-03-06
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461748663

Boys Life Book of Outdoor Skills Excerpt :

A Followup to the Highly Successful Best of Boys' Life Boys’ Life, the magazine for Boy Scouts of America, was launched in 1911 and became one of the most popular youth magazines in America. Every month it features news, stories, jokes, and practical how-to instructions invaluable to all Scouts. Reproduced in facsimile form, The Boys’ Life Book of Outdoor Skills brings together a selection of the very best pieces, including work by Theodore Roosevelt and Buffalo Bill ("A Message to Boy Scouts"), and . Contents include facsimiles of the best pages from 1911 to the present.

Boys  Life Book

Boys Life

  • Author : Howard Korder
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 0822201402

Boys Life Excerpt :

THE STORY: Told in a series of fast-paced, sharply etched scenes, the play traces the misadventures of three former college buddies now seeking to make their way in the big city--and with various women of their acquaintance. There is the cynical Jac

When Hollywood Came to Utah Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

When Hollywood Came to Utah

  • Author : James D'Arc
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release Date : 2019-12-24
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781423652816

When Hollywood Came to Utah Excerpt :

A profusely illustrated history of moviemaking in Utah, from the early twentieth century to the present. For more than 100 years, the magnificent scenery and locales of Utah have played host to hundreds of Hollywood films and TV episodes, including memorable films such as The Searchers, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Planet of the Apes, Easy Rider, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Thelma & Louise, and Forrest Gump. This book gives readers the inside scoop on how these films were made, what happened on and off set, and more. Author and film historian James V. D’Arc provides a wealth of trivial factoids for movie buffs, including anecdotes about the interactions of Utah locals with actors and crew. New and updated text and photos have been added to the previous edition (When Hollywood Came to Town) to bring this edition up to date with movies and TV shows filmed in Utah since 2010. James V. D’Arc was curator of the BYU Motion Picture Archive at the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, for 41 years. He lives in Orem, Utah.

Stop Time Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Stop Time

  • Author : Frank Conroy
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1977-02-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101549490

Stop Time Excerpt :

First published in 1967, Stop-Time was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of modern American autobiography, a brilliant portrayal of one boy's passage from childhood to adolescence and beyond. Here is Frank Conroy's wry, sad, beautiful tale of life on the road; of odd jobs and lost friendships, brutal schools and first loves; of a father's early death and a son's exhilarating escape into manhood.

An Appalachian Boy s Life Book

An Appalachian Boy s Life

  • Author : Flem R. Messer
  • Publisher : Outskirts Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 1478784229

An Appalachian Boy s Life Excerpt :

In the years since my retirement in 2009, I have taken a great deal of time to look back on the past 81 years of my life. I have had an extraordinary variety of experiences going back to a world of almost no education in one-room schools, which I dropped out of in the fourth grade at age 15. We were totally dependent on the land because that is where we grew and harvested almost all of our food with the help of mule-drawn plows and wood burning stove to prepare what we ate. Even though I was born in 1935, the experiences of my life have spanned three centuries. During the first 10 years of my life, the way we lived was no different than the way my great grandparents lived who were born in the 1860s. There were no modern conveniences of any kind during the first 10 to 15 years of my life. Unlike most of what has been written about the Appalachian communities, ours was a cooperative barter society where people worked together and always helped each other when there was a need. I am extremely fortunate to now live in a world where I can speak my memories into a microphone and my computer automatically converts them into typed text. I have had the opportunity to know and work with many wonderful people down through the decades. Unfortunately, most of my childhood friends never had the opportunity to explore the world the way I have been privileged to do.

Boy Life on the Prairie Book

Boy Life on the Prairie

  • Author : Hamlin Garland
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 1961-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 435
  • ISBN 10 : 0803250703

Boy Life on the Prairie Excerpt :

Boy Life on the Prairie was first published in 1899, some eighteen years before the appearance of Hamlin Garland?s A Son of the Middle Border. The broad scope of the latter book, as B. R. McElderry, Jr., tells us in the introduction to this new edition of Boy Life, has overshadowed the ?earlier and better book of reminiscence dealing specifically with Garland?s boyhood experiences on an Iowa farm from 1869 to about 1881. When he wrote Boy Life on the Prairie Garland was much closer to the subject than he was in 1917, and he had the advantage of a more restricted aim: to tell directly and specifically what it was like to grow up in northeast Iowa in the years just after the Civil War. It may safely be said that no one else has given so clear and informative an account. When one considers other accounts of boyhood in nineteenth-century America?those of Aldrich, Clemens, Warner, and Howells, for example?one is impressed with the thoroughness and precision of Garland?s book. Aside from Main-Travelled Roads, Boy Life, is probably the best single book that Garland ever wrote.? The Bison Book edition is the first in more than fifty years to reproduce in full the 1899 text. It also includes an introduction addressed ?To My Young Readers? and the ?Author?s Notes? which appeared in the 1926 edition published by Allyn & Bacon. The forty-seven line drawings and six full-page illustrations by E. W. Deming are reproduced from the 1899 edition. In his introduction, Dr. McElderry provides a thorough and interesting analysis of Boy Life and compares it with the sketches written in 1888 which were Garland?s first attempt at reminiscence, as well as with A Son of the Middle Border.

Boys  Life and Other Plays Book

Boys Life and Other Plays

  • Author : Howard Korder
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 0802131700

Boys Life and Other Plays Excerpt :

The misadventures of three former college buddies now seeking to make their way in the big city -- and with various women of their acquaintance.

Old School Book
Score: 3.5
From 41 Ratings

Old School

  • Author : Tobias Wolff
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2004-08-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400095254

Old School Excerpt :

The protagonist of Tobias Wolff’s shrewdly—and at times devastatingly—observed first novel is a boy at an elite prep school in 1960. He is an outsider who has learned to mimic the negligent manner of his more privileged classmates. Like many of them, he wants more than anything on earth to become a writer. But to do that he must first learn to tell the truth about himself. The agency of revelation is the school literary contest, whose winner will be awarded an audience with the most legendary writer of his time. As the fever of competition infects the boy and his classmates, fraying alliances, exposing weaknesses, Old School explores the ensuing deceptions and betrayals with an unblinking eye and a bottomless store of empathy. The result is further evidence that Wolff is an authentic American master.

The Boys Life of Abraham Lincoln Book

The Boys Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • Author : Helen Nicolay
  • Publisher : 1st World Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004-09
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 1595404341

The Boys Life of Abraham Lincoln Excerpt :

Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - Abraham Lincoln's forefathers were pioneers - men who left their homes to open up the wilderness and make the way plain for others to follow them. For one hundred and seventy years, ever since the first American Lincoln came from England to Massachusetts in 1638, they had been moving slowly westward as new settlements were made in the forest. They faced solitude, privation, and all the dangers and hardships that beset men who take up their homes where only beasts and wild men have had homes before; but they continued to press steadily forward, though they lost fortune and sometimes even life itself, in their westward progress. Back in Pennsylvania and New Jersey some of the Lincolns had been men of wealth and influence. In Kentucky, where the future President was born on February 12, 1809, his parents lived in deep poverty.

Checkmate Book


  • Author : Bobby Fischer
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release Date : 2016-11-10
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781941270523

Checkmate Excerpt :

A Look into Bobby’s Mind From December 1966 until January 1970, Bobby Fischer wrote a chess column for Boys’ Life, the official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America. Now, for the first time, all of these columns have been collected in one volume. It is an eclectic mix, a fascinating look at Fischer’s writing and thinking as he reached his prime, maturing into the strongest player in the world. In these columns, he answers many readers’ questions – from basic to sophisticated. His answers provide a unique glimpse into Fischer’s thinking at the chessboard. The time period covered in these columns was one of the most critical in Fischer’s career. It was during this time period that his opus magnum, My Sixty Memorable Games, was released. And as player, he grew from one of a few super-grandmasters to the best player in the world. The only thing missing was an actual title match. That of course would soon come. These columns are a diverse collection of tips for players, comments on playing, annotated games and casual observations. The games and annotations are presented in modern English algebraic notation. As Andy Soltis notes in his foreword, “You read [Fischer’s Boys’ Life columns] to see what was going on in that remarkable mind. As quirky as Checkmate was, these columns tell us a lot.”

In Pharaoh s Army Book
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

In Pharaoh s Army

  • Author : Tobias Wolff
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307763754

In Pharaoh s Army Excerpt :

Whether he is evoking the blind carnage of the Tet offensive, the theatrics of his fellow Americans, or the unraveling of his own illusions, Wolff brings to this work the same uncanny eye for detail, pitiless candor and mordant wit that made This Boy's Life a modern classic.

A Boy s Life Book

A Boy s Life

  • Author : Jack Davis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000039915537

A Boy s Life Excerpt :

Aboriginal Australians - The early life of poet and playwright, Jack Davis.

The Duke of Deception Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Duke of Deception

  • Author : Geoffrey Wolff
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679727521

The Duke of Deception Excerpt :

Wolff recalls the years spent, mostly on the run, with his irresponsible father--a self-taught engineer, con man, forger, and gyp artist--and his later coming to terms with his father's character and life