Books tagged: hitchhiking

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The Rucksack Letters
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,150. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
In 2001, Steve McAllister decided to leave behind the life that he knew and follow the footsteps of Kerouac down the road less traveled. Filled with colorful characters, blazing humor, and somber soul-searching through the vivid tapestry of America’s underbelly, "The Rucksack Letters" is a pivotal first step at a time when the world is seeking a new path.
On the Road to Heaven
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 125,900. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2010 by Zarahemla Books. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
In a style reminiscent of Jack Kerouac, Coke Newell's groundbreaking autobiographical novel traces an LSD-to-LDS pilgrimage across two continents. From Colorado's 1970s hippie heyday to the coca fields of Colombia, it's a journey through Thoreau ascetics, Ram Dass Taoism, and Edward Abbey monkey-wrenching to the mission fields of one of the world's most conservative contemporary religions.
The Road Much Traveled
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Living in Vancouver in the summer of '73 was easy. So much so, that Mark McCloud was reluctant to leave the Canadian city for a long hitchhiking sojourn across the continent. However, September was drawing near and educational obligations in New York City necessitated the young man's departure. This short story details the young traveler's first leg of the journey, a day that he will never forget.
The Trip - A True Karmal Korn Adventure
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,650. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Two teenage boys decide to hitchhike to California during the heyday of the anti-Vietnam War counterculture on a quest to experience the essence of the hippie phenomena they have embraced as their identity. Humor and love are blended with fear and hatred as they encounter the people and events that transform them from boys to men. It is a timeless story of youth coming of age in a divided nation.
Among Women
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 95,320. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Imagine New Orleans at the end of 1984. Now imagine a storyteller writing the stories of the women among whom she lives while in jail, a modern Scheherazade, weaving stories that will startle and amaze, and may help her find her way.
The Lost Poem
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Price: Free! Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
This is an excerpt from the memoir "World Without Pain: The Story of a Search". In the 1970s, while hitchhiking through southeastern Iran on his way to India, another traveler stole Walters' passport. Forced to return to Tehran, totally broke, he begged on the streets for weeks while trying to obtain a new one. The lost poem arose from his despair.
Control Switch On - A True Story of the World's Most Powerful Man
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Price: Free! Words: 64,880. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Hitch the ride of your life with Ira Teller as he journeys into the mysterious realms of science, invents—the most advanced technology in existence and teams up with Ryan Moran—the singularly most powerful man in the world. Witness the rise of Ryan Moran’s global control over existing nations. Experience his might and power to achieve lasting world peace in this free and true online book!
...so I did
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,800. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
In 1998 Giulio Saggin hitchhiked all the way around Australia, photographing everyone who gave him a lift and writing about each hitch. His journey lasted eight-and-a-half months and he hitchhiked in excess of 23,000km - over halfway around the world. ...so I did recounts in words and photos his extraordinary journey, and proves that everyone has a story to tell.
A Hitchhiker's Tao; Thumbing Your Way to Enlightenment
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Price: $2.22 USD. Words: 77,590. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
a Hitchhiker’s Tao is an exposition of mysticism and spirituality themed on my extensive experience thumbing around America - between 1968 and 1980 I did 60 to 70,000 miles. Around half of that was done without money. The Oregon commune I lived on for nearly five years provided a great springboard for hitching exploration as well as an education in cosmic togetherness.
The Devil's Pretty Daughter
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Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
An Australian backpacker hitches a ride across British Columbia with Canada's worst serial killer.