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1. Wild [2015]

Video
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Digital: video file; Blu-Ray.
A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-109Q-01, HISTORY-69Q-01
Video
1 Blu-ray Disc (approximately 114 minutes) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in + 1 videodisc Sound: digital; optical; stereo; Dolby Digital 3.0. Video: laser optical; NTSC.
After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father thinks he's struck it rich, and wrangles his estranged son into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Getting waylaid in the father's hometown in Nebraska, the son tries to reconnect with his impenetrable father.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-109Q-01, HISTORY-69Q-01

3. Wild [2014]

Video
1 videodisc (115 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in Sound: digital; optical; surround; Dolby digital 5.1. digital; optical; surround; Dolby digital 2.0. Video: DVD; NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-109Q-01, HISTORY-69Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([20] p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.)
Based on the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of 1958, in which a fifteen-year-old girl and her twenty-five-year-old boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-109Q-01, HISTORY-69Q-01
Video
1 Blu-ray disc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Based on the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of 1958, in which a fifteen-year-old girl and her twenty-five-year-old boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-109Q-01, HISTORY-69Q-01
Book
315 p. : map ; 25 cm.
  • The ten thousand things
  • Splitting
  • Hunching in a remotely upright position
  • The Pacific Crest Trail, volume I : California
  • Tracks
  • A bull in both directions
  • The only girl in the woods
  • Corvidology
  • Staying found
  • Range of light
  • The lou out of lou
  • This far
  • The accumulation of trees
  • Wild
  • Box of rain
  • Mazama
  • Into a primal gear
  • The queen of the PCT
  • The dream of a common language.
A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.
Green Library
AMSTUD-109Q-01, HISTORY-69Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
As Billy and "Captain America", Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda motored down the highway on their Harley Davidsons to the roaring strains of Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild", and the definitive counterculture blockbuster was born.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-109Q-01, HISTORY-69Q-01
Video
2 videodiscs (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
As Billy and "Captain America", Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda motored down the highway on their Harley Davidsons to the roaring strains of Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild", and the definitive counterculture blockbuster was born.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-109Q-01, HISTORY-69Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
When a typical American family takes a cross-country vacation, it can only mean one thing: total disaster!
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-109Q-01, HISTORY-69Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Thelma and her best friend Louise embark on a trip to escape the day-to-day grind, but a twist of fate finds them on the run from the law.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-109Q-01, FILMPROD-105-01, FILMPROD-305-01, HISTORY-69Q-01
Book
x, 622 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
AMSTUD-109Q-01, HISTORY-69Q-01

12. Vacation collection [2009]

Video
3 videodiscs (385 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; mono; surroun; stereo. Dolby Digital. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; region 1. DVD video.
  • [disc 1, side A] National Lampoon's Vacation (99 min., 1983) / a Matty Simmons production ; a Harold Ramis film ; screenplay by John Hughes ; produced by Matty Simmons ; directed by Harold Ramis
  • [disc 1, side B] National Lampoon's European vacation (94 min., 1985) / a Matty Simmons production ; an Matty Simmons film ; story by John Hughes ; screenplay by John Hughes and Robert Klane ; produced by Matty Simmons ; directed by Amy Heckerling
  • [disc 2] National Lampoon's Christmas vacation (97 min., 1989) / A Hughes Entertainment production ; written by John Hughes ; produced by John Hughes and Tom Jacobson ; directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik
  • disc 2, side B. Vegas vacation (95 min., 1997) / a Jerry Weintraub production ; story by Elisa Bell & Bob Ducsay ; screenplay by Elisa Bell ; produced by Jerry Weintraub ; directed by Stephen Kessler.
A collection of all four National Lampoon's Vacation movies. Includes: Vacation, European Vacation, Christmas Vacation, and Vegas Vacation.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-109Q-01, HISTORY-69Q-01
Book
258 p. ; 23 cm.
Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrumsof American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of humor. With "Assassination Vacation, " she takes us on a road trip like no other -- a journey to the pit stops of American political murder and through the myriad ways they have been used for fun and profit, for political and cultural advantage. From Buffalo to Alaska, Washington to the Dry Tortugas, Vowell visits locations immortalized and influenced by the spilling of politically important blood, reporting as she goes with her trademark blend of wisecracking humor, remarkable honesty, and thought-provoking criticism. We learn about the jinx that was Robert Todd Lincoln (present at the assassinations of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley) and witness the politicking that went into the making of the Lincoln Memorial. The resulting narrative is much more than an entertaining and informative travelogue -- it is the disturbing and fascinating story of how American death has been manipulated by popular culture, including literature, architecture, sculpture, and -- the author's favorite -- historical tourism. Though the themes of loss and violence are explored and we make detours to see how the Republican Party became the Republican Party, there are all kinds of lighter diversions along the way into the lives of the three presidents and their assassins, including mummies, show tunes, mean-spirited totem poles, and a nineteenth-century biblical sex cult.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780743260039 20160527
Green Library
AMSTUD-109Q-01, HISTORY-69Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (approx. 129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Thelma is an abused and neglected wife, while her friend Louise is a bitter, hard-edged waitress. The two decide to take a brief vacation to escape the drudgery of their everyday lives. Immediately, they run into trouble, as Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma in the parking lot of a country bar.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-109Q-01, FILMPROD-105-01, FILMPROD-305-01, HISTORY-69Q-01

15. America day by day [1999]

Book
xviii, 390 p. ; 24 cm.
Here is the ultimate American road book, one with a perspective unlike that of any other. In January 1947 Simone de Beauvoir landed at La Guardia airport and began a four-month journey that took her from one coast of the United States to the other, and back again. Embraced by the Conde Nast set in a swirl of cocktail parties in New York, where she was hailed as the 'prettiest existentialist' by Janet Flanner in "The New Yorker", de Beauvoir traveled west by car, train, and Greyhound, immersing herself in the nation's culture, customs, people, and landscape. The detailed diary she kept of her trip became "America Day by Day", published in France in 1948 and offered here in a completely new translation.It is one of the most intimate, warm, and compulsively readable texts from the great writer's pen. Fascinating passages are devoted to Hollywood, the Grand Canyon, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and San Antonio. We see de Beauvoir gambling in a Reno casino, smoking her first marijuana cigarette in the Plaza Hotel, donning raingear to view Niagara Falls, lecturing at Vassar College, and learning firsthand about the Chicago underworld of morphine addicts and petty thieves with her lover Nelson Algren as her guide. This fresh, faithful translation superbly captures the essence of Simone de Beauvoir's distinctive voice. It demonstrates once again why she is one of the most profound, original, and influential writers and thinkers of the twentieth century.On New York: 'I walk between the steep cliffs at the bottom of a canyon where no sun penetrates: it's permeated by a salt smell. Human history is not inscribed on these carefully calibrated buildings: They are closer to prehistoric caves than to the houses of Paris or Rome.' On Los Angeles: 'I watch the Mexican dances and eat chili con carne, which takes the roof off my mouth, I drink the tequila and I'm utterly dazed with pleasure.'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520209794 20160528
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
AMSTUD-109Q-01, HISTORY-69Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
When a typical American family takes a cross-country vacation, it can only mean one thing: total disaster!
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-109Q-01, HISTORY-69Q-01
Video
1 videodisc (129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
When unhappy housewife Thelma and her wise-cracking waitress friend Louise decide to take a break from their lives--Thelma from her chauvinistic husband and Louise from her commitment-shy musician boyfriend--they embark on a trip that leads to a tragic incident at a roadside honky tonk. In an instant, their weekend getaway becomes a flight from the law across the American southwest.
Media & Microtext Center
AMSTUD-109Q-01, HISTORY-69Q-01

18. On the road [1957]

Book
xvii, 605 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
AMSTUD-109Q-01, HISTORY-69Q-01
Book
ix, 180 p. 20 cm.
Green Library
AMSTUD-109Q-01, HISTORY-69Q-01
eReserve
AMSTUD-109Q-01, HISTORY-69Q-01