Teardrops and Tiny Trailers

Author: Douglas Keister
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423602743
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
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Buckle up as Douglas Keister takes you for a decidedly retro ride in the world of diminutive travel trailers in Teardrops and Tiny Trailers. The demand for vintage trailers-the smaller the better-has risen dramatically in recent years, with the most in-demand trailers being "teardrops," first manufactured in the 1930s and containing just indoor sleeping space and an outdoor exterior kitchen. Also profiled in the book are "canned ham" trailers, whose shape resembles the profile of a can of ham; small-size examples of America's most beloved vintage trailer, the Airstream; miniscule gypsy caravans in Europe; and fiberglass trailers made in Canada. Two hundred color photographs showcase these trailers' sleek exteriors, retro-styled interiors, and, in many cases, the restored classic cars that tow them. Teardrops and Tiny Trailers includes a resource section chock-full of places to locate vintage trailers, clubs to join, and rallies to attend. Photographer/writer Douglas Keister has authored thirty-six critically acclaimed books. His books on classic recreational vehicles include Ready to Roll, Silver Palaces, and Mobile Mansions. In addition, he has authored twenty-five books on architecture, including Inside the Bungalow, Storybook Style, Red Tile Style, Classic Cottages, and Cottages. Keister also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to dozens of magazines, newspapers, books, calendars, posters, and greeting cards worldwide. He lives in Chico, California.

Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66

Author: Karen West,Susan Ford-West
Publisher: RJW Publishing, distributed by Farcountry Press
ISBN: 1591521645
Category: Travel
Page: 144
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In 2014, a group of bold women decided to make history and embark on an unforgettable adventure down America's most famous road—a journey of exploration and sisterhood where they could fulfill every woman's fantasy of leaving-it-all-behind. Their rules were simple: no men, no pets, no kids, and… be nice. Their motto: "We have more fun than anyone!"

Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66, by Karen West and Susan Ford-West, chronicles the epic 2,448 mile adventure that may have set a world record. Share the wild ride of over 300 adventurous "Sisters" from the national outdoor women's group, Sisters on the Fly, as they tow their vintage trailers and tell their stories while crossing America's Mother Road from Chicago to Santa Monica. Along the way, experience Route 66's iconic tourist sites, rodeos, dances, karaoke, shopping, museums, flea markets, catered dinners, national parks, parades, dirt roads, and wrong turns.

Through over 500 color photographs and the Sisters' stories of courage and empowerment, grief and moving on, sisterhood and camaraderie, this photo journal of their spirited journey across America's legendary Route 66 will hearten readers young and old to embark upon their own bucket-list adventures.

Mobile Mansions

Taking "home Sweet Home" on the Road
Author: Douglas Keister
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1586857738
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 160
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What do Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Mae West, Howard Hughes, John Madden, the Partridge Family, Ken Kesey, The Who, and Barbie have in common? Each had a home on wheels-be it an old converted school bus, a massive RV cruiser, or elegant house car. These celebrity motorhomes are only the frosting on the cake in Douglas Keister's entertaining and informative new book Mobile Mansions.

Teardrops and Rest Stops

A Warm Your Heart Romantic Comedy about Two Travelers and the Dog Who Judges Them
Author: Lark Griffing
Publisher: Wind Lark Publishing
ISBN: 9780998871950
Page: 256
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There's hope on the horizon... if the dog doesn't blow it. Joe left Assateague Island with his tiny trailer and an invitation for Ruby to follow. She longs for adventure and companionship, but is she ready? George, her dog, who just might be her dead husband reincarnated, is making decisions difficult. One minute he seems to like Joe. The next minute, the dog is baring his teeth at the man. Ruby decides to follow Joe at her own pace, pulling her little teardrop trailer behind with George in the front seat riding shotgun. She wants to catch up with the man, but on her terms, in her own time. Things don't always work out as planned. Bad burritos, unexpected babies, too much moonshine, what next? Will Ruby find love on the road? Will Joe be able to wait for Ruby to come to terms with being a widow and finally moving on? Will the damn dog decide that Joe is a suitable suitor? Or is this a freeway accident waiting to happen?

Heile dein Herz

Wege zur Liebe und Kraft bei Trennung, Verlust und Abschied
Author: Louise Hay,David Kessler
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843709149
Category: Self-Help
Page: 192
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Dieses Buch verbindet auf wunderbare Weise Louise Hays Lehren zur Kraft der positiven Gedanken und David Kesslers jahrelange Erfahrung in der Trauerarbeit. Es macht Mut, sich mit den verschiedenen Arten der Verluste und diesen Herausforderungen des Lebens auseinanderzusetzen. Einfühlsam zeigen die Autoren, dass es auch ein Leben nach dem Verlust gibt. Sie helfen dabei, ein stärkeres Selbstbewusstsein und größeres Mitgefühl zu entwickeln, einen inneren Rückzugsort zu entdecken, um weitere Verluste und Herausforderungen meistern zu können, und den richtigen Weg zu finden, um Trennungen zu verarbeiten, Abschied zu nehmen oder den Jobverlust zu akzeptieren. Lernen Sie, wie Sie die Kraft der Trauer nutzen können, um an sich selbst zu wachsen und Frieden mit sich und anderen zu finden. Spüren Sie, dass Sie Ihr Herz heilen können.

Living Off the Grid

A Simple Guide to Creating and Maintaining a Self-Reliant Supply of Energy, Water, Shelter, and More
Author: David Black
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1602393168
Category: House & Home
Page: 288
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This clever how-to handbook is the first step to living off the grid.

Aufgeräumt macht glücklich!

So entrümpeln Sie Schränke, Räume und den ganzen Rest
Author: Francine Jay
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641236320
Category: Self-Help
Page: 320
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Wer kennt das nicht? Im Laufe der Zeit sammelt sich unnützes Zeug in der Wohnung an, und bald hat man vor lauter Staubfängern und nutzlosem Plunder kaum mehr Platz für sich selbst. Francine Jay geht dem Phänomen intelligent auf den Grund und erkundet unser zutiefst menschliches Sammelverhalten. Sie zeigt, wie wir uns von unnötigem Ballast befreien können, und macht mit praktischen Anregungen und einer überzeugenden Konsumkritik Lust aufs Loslassen.

No Man's Land

Leben an der mexikanischen Grenze
Author: Francisco Cantú
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446261419
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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Was Francisco Cantú an der amerikanisch-mexikanischen Grenze erlebt, bringt ihn fast um den Verstand. Cantú hat Politik studiert und wollte am eigenen Leib erfahren, was an der Grenze wirklich geschieht. Als Mitglied der United States Border Patrol rettet er Verdurstende aus der Wüste, deportiert aber auch illegale Einwanderer oder erlebt, wie Familien auseinandergerissen werden. In seiner persönlichen Reportage zeigt er, was Grenzen für die Menschen wirklich bedeuten. No Man’s Land mutet wie eine Tragödie an und bildet doch die Realität wahrheitsgetreu ab, unverzerrt, grausam und zutiefst berührend.

Autumn in Summer

Author: Douglas Keister
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781470027247
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Percy Peabody has it all, a spectacularly beautiful wife, a well-paying job, two picture-perfect children, a designer house in the suburbs, a ready smile and a firm handshake. He has everything but his heart. A mysterious symbol tattooed on the leg of a young woman named Autumn take him on a journey to a place where most journeys end. A place where he has a chance to find his heart. Autumn in Summer's theme of love, loss and redemption will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted a second chance. Douglas Keister has authored and co-authored thirty-nine critically acclaimed books. Autumn in Summer is his second novel. He lives in Chico, California. Visit him at www.douglaskeister.com.

The Drive for Independence

The Illustrated History of Rv Travel & Camping in America
Author: Janet Groene
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781889937069
Category: Camp sites, facilities, etc
Page: 244
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RV ownership is a way of life -- and a commitment to discovering North America's best camping and vacation spots. This look at the phenomenon includes a history of RVs, travel options and campground facilities, RV resorts and events, and profiles of top RV companies and entrepreneurs, along with side trips into such subjects as camping with kids, celebrity RVers, the senior set, and the sporting scene.

Going Out in Style

The Architecture of Eternity from the Author of Stories in Stone
Author: Douglas Keister
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
ISBN: 9781635618402
Category: Architecture
Page: 162
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What would you want chiseled into a stone that would represent you and your life for all eternity? Douglas Keister, considered by many to be America's foremost authority on cemeteries, takes you on a tour of some of the country's most extraordinary memorials in Going Out in Style: The Architecture of Eternity. Keister's evocative photographs capture some of the most beautiful architecture in America in the places that one is least likely to look for it. Mausoleums, statues, and memorials are a connections between the modern world and the generations that went before us. Keister's lens bridges the distance between these two worlds. Featuring an introduction by American Cemetery Magazine associate editor Xavier Cronin, Going Out in Style is a comforting reminder that we can still make our mark in this world long after we've left it.

Glamping with Mary Jane

Glamour + Camping
Author: MaryJane Butters
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423630823
Category: Travel
Page: 224
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MaryJane Butters’ go-to guide for putting glamour into camping."Glamping, or glamour camping, one of the MaryJane's pet concepts, is about the juxtaposition of rugged and really pretty, grit and glam, diesel and absolutely darling."-The New York Times.Glamping-unleashing your inner wild while wearing a pair of fishing-lure earrings-is for every woman (or man!) who ever had a get-away-from-it-all fantasy (with a few frilly embellishments thrown in). Learn about the never-fail campfire, cooking with cast iron, how to change a flat, and much, much more. Follow the growing Glamping movement at maryjanesfarm.org and nationalglampingweekend.com.Like the infamous Calamity Jane, who said, “I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one,” MaryJane Butters coined the term glamping years ago when she founded her unusual Idaho canvas wall-tent bed & breakfast, which was featured in The New York Times Magazine and Travel & Leisure as “the place to be.” Legend status achieved, MaryJane lives in Moscow, Idaho, where she runs her many businesses, which include a successful organic farm, product lines, a bed & breakfast, and MaryJanesFarm magazine. This is her fourth book.

Die Nobelpreis-Vorlesung

Author: Bob Dylan
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455003443
Category: Fiction
Page: 80
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In seiner Rede anlässlich der Verleihung des Nobelpreises für Literatur gibt Bob Dylan erstmals umfassend Einblick in seine literarischen Einflüsse und die Ursprünge seines Songwritings. Woher stammen die mythologischen Anspielungen in seinen Texten, woher die manchmal fast biblischen Gleichnisse? Welche Bücher haben seine Einstellung zum Leben geprägt? Und wo hat er die speziellen Ausdrucksweisen, Jargons, Kunstgriffe und Techniken gelernt? Neben dem prägenden Einfluss von Buddy Holly sowie der Country-, Blues- und Folkmusik der späten 50er und frühen 60er Jahre mit ihrer von spezieller Mundart geprägten Lyrics fließen vielfältige literarische Motive in seine Texte ein: die biblische Symbolik in Moby Dick, die Drastik eines Kriegsromans wie Im Westen nichts Neues, aber vor allem das Motiv der Reise aus der Odyssee als universeller, menschlicher Grundverfassung. Aus diesem Bodensatz heraus schuf Bob Dylan, wie er selber sagt, Lyrics, wie sie noch niemand zuvor gehört hatte.

Classic Cottages

Simple, Romantic Homes
Author: Brian Coleman
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
ISBN: 1586853325
Category: Architecture
Page: 160
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Takes a close-up look at the design, architectural details, decorating possiblities, furnishings, and accessories of a wide array of cottages throughout North America, along with 170 full-color photographs and a host of historical and cultural trivia about the cottage home.