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The Road Taken

The Road Taken

Author: Roger L. Youmans

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467067027

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

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Roger L. Youmans, MD grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and attended the University of Kansas with a Summerfield and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity for “excellence in scholarship.” He married Mary “Winkie” Stewart after his first year in the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Following his graduation and internship he became a resident in General Surgery, but after one year he took his family with him to Congo where he staffed a rural hospital for six months during the riots that followed Congo’s Independence from Belgium. He completed his surgical residence at the University of Kansas Medical Center, passed his Surgical Boards, Missionary Orientation Course, and studied French and completed the course in Tropical Medicine in the Princess Astrid School of Tropical Medicine in Belgium, with distinction, before returning to Congo with his family under the Board of Missions of the United Methodist Church. He spent his adult life practicing and teaching surgery and tropical medicine in various medical schools in America and Africa. He was named the outstanding teacher at the Oral Roberts University School of Medicine in 1972 and again in 1974, and received the Distinguished Service Citation from the University of Kansas in 2008.

The Road Taken

The Road Taken

Author: Henry Petroski

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781632863614

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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A renowned historian and engineer explores the past, present, and future of America's crumbling infrastructure. Acclaimed engineer and historian Henry Petroski explores our core infrastructure from both historical and contemporary perspectives, explaining how essential their maintenance is to America's economic health. Petroski reveals the genesis of the many parts of America's highway system--our interstate numbering system, the centerline that divides roads, and such taken-for-granted objects as guardrails, stop signs, and traffic lights--all crucial to our national and local infrastructure. A compelling work of history, The Road Taken is also an urgent clarion call aimed at American citizens, politicians, and anyone with a vested interest in our economic well-being. Physical infrastructure in the United States is crumbling, and Petroski reveals the complex and challenging interplay between government and industry inherent in major infrastructure improvement. The road we take in the next decade toward rebuilding our aging infrastructure will in large part determine our future national prosperity.

The Road Taken

The Road Taken

Author: David M. Holowchak

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456872818

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

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Set in 1975, The Road Taken chronicles the adventures of two boys, Dave and John, as they set out to find themselves just as every young man must do. These two boys decide to go to Europe to escape their humdrum lives of school, work, and family. Equipped with ten-speed bikes and rudimentary camping gear, the boys are ill-prepared for the adventures that await them. During the two months that they are away, they discover a whole new world. They have to rely on each other to survive, and they realize the vastness of the world around them. They come to understand that their portion of Michigan and their problems are really just a small piece of a massive puzzle. The whole experience causes them to change forever.

The Road Taken

The Road Taken

Author: Patrick Leahy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982157357

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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A historic, sweeping memoir from United States Senator Patrick Leahy, currently the chamber’s longest-serving senator and President Pro Tempore. In his landmark memoir The Road Taken, Patrick Leahy looks back on a life lived on the front lines of American politics. As the senior-most member and de facto dean of the chamber, Senator Leahy has been a key author of the American story. Leahy established himself as a moral leader and liberal pioneer over four decades spanning nine presidential administrations. American history comes alive in this gripping story of a master political leader and consummate legislator. Leahy takes you inside the room as pivotal moments in our nation’s history play out, from the post-Watergate reform era to path breaking Supreme Court confirmations to stress tests like the impeachment of President Clinton, 9/11 and Congress’s role in greenlighting a disastrous war in Iraq, the January 6th Capitol insurrection, and both impeachment trials of Donald Trump—one of which Senator Leahy presided over, a historic first. Beautifully written and filled with wonderful stories, Leahy’s memoir is populated by a larger-than-life cast of characters. We meet the major players who would shape the course of American politics, including every President from Ford onward, a fresh-faced Ted Kennedy, a dying Hubert Humphrey, a thirty-three-year-old son of Scranton named Joe Biden, a quick-witted Barry Goldwater, a freshman Senator and trash-talking gym-mate named Barack Obama, and a scrappy newcomer by the name of Bernie Sanders. Through these characters and many more, we see the rise, gradual decline, and push for redemption of a United States Senate that Leahy learns at an early age can be the “nation’s conscience.” The Road Taken is also a moving personal portrait. Born in Vermont in 1940, Leahy got his first taste of politics at age six after riding his tricycle into the Governor’s office. Twenty-eight years later he became the first Democrat and youngest person ever elected to the United States Senate from Vermont. He writes movingly of his wife of nearly sixty years, Marcelle, his family life, his beloved home state of Vermont, and his unexpected life as an actor with cameos in five Batman movies. Despite being born legally blind in one eye, Leahy became an accomplished photographer, shooting history as he witnessed it. His intimate portraits illustrate the book, showcasing history through the lens of his life. Full of wisdom and insight, The Road Taken ranks among the greatest political memoirs, revealing a momentous life marked by hard decisions made without regret.

The Road Taken

The Road Taken

Author: Eliott James

Publisher: Sixty Fourth Street Media

ISBN: 9780988968288

Category: Religion


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The Road Taken: His Three Books In One combines Attaining The Mastership, Living A Balanced Life and By Way Of The Personal Path, the three books on spirituality written by Eliott James well over 20 years ago. The original editions eventually went out of print. These books have now been edited for clarity by the author and released as Revised Editions in this one volume, in both eBook and print format. 496 pages. eBook Revised Editions for each separate title are also available. The Road Taken is the only printed Revised Edition available at this time.

The Road Taken

The Road Taken

Author: Rona Jaffe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698150935

Category: Fiction

Page: 520

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The masterful author of Class Reunion offers this ambitious story of choices, chances and fate, spanning four generations of an unforgettable American family. Rose Smith is born in the very beginning of 1900, the year that ushered in the most rapidly changing century in history. At the age of ten, Rose loses her mother and must learn to become independent and adaptable. As she grows up and begins a family of her own, she and her three daughters are a vital part of the country’s rapid growth during a turbulent era. These women—all different, all fiercely-willed—will make courageous, sometimes reckless choices in their lives as they move boldly through a new world. Yet they will be united by an inner strength that will withstand life’s most chaotic demands, helping each to accept tragedy, embrace joy and, ultimately, find redemption. PRAISE FOR RONA JAFFE “Reading Rona Jaffe is like being presented with a Cartier watch: you know exactly what you’re getting and it’s exactly what you want.”—Cosmopolitan “Vivid and trenchant…Wry and very readable…A minor genius.”—New York Times Book Review “Jaffe has not lost her wit, her keen eye for human frailties and her ear for the small but telling remark.”—Publishers Weekly

The Road Taken: Three Sequences of Poems

The Road Taken: Three Sequences of Poems

Author: John Hudson


ISBN: 9781326746506


Page: 102

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The Road taken by John Hudson brings together three sequences of poems created for walks in London and France. "Shapeshifter," written for a small rural community in France, explores the transformations a community uses and undergoes in order to thrive on a daily basis. "Stride" draws inspiration from the poet's cultural roots on London's East End and undertakes a twelve mile walk across varied terrain, socially, physically, spiritually and psychologically. "A Strange Guide to Places" walks a thirty four kilometre path in a sequence of poems that can be read in either direction and takes the reader on a journey beyond the confines of physical geography into a landscape of imaginative possibilities.