Description : Get the basics and learn interesting facts about the key figures and events in history. The book in your hands is a cross section of history. The style in which it is written gives you much information in a few words. You will enjoy reading it whether you go cover to cover or dive straight into the subject that interests you. This work is meant as an appetizer. A detail might catch your interest and you might decide to earmark it as an object for further investigation. Who's Who in History is easy and fun to read. All you need to know - no more, no less.
Description : Knowledge that sticks! Twenty-six people who are important in world history have written their details into your yearbook. My History ABC is especially recommended for the young historian who is between 12 and 16 years old.
Description : "A rare and often overlooked art form in today's art scene. This collection of masterfully crafted graphite pencil drawings shows the step-by-step process it took to complete over 16 dynamic drawings"--back cover.
Description : Religion and Community in the New Urban America examines the interrelated transformations of cities and urban congregations. The authors ask how the new metropolis affects local religious communities and what role those communities play in creating the new metropolis. Through an in-depth study of fifteen Chicago congregations-Catholic parishes, Protestant churches, Jewish synagogues, Muslim mosques, and a Hindu temple, both city and suburban-this book describes congregational life and measures congregational influences on urban environments. Paul D. Numrich and Elfriede Wedam challenge the view held by many urban studies scholars that religion plays a small role-if any-in shaping postindustrial cities and that religious communities merely adapt to urban structures in a passive fashion. Taking into account the spatial distribution of constituents, internal traits, and external actions, each congregation's urban impact is plotted on a continuum of weak, to moderate, to strong, thus providing a nuanced understanding of the significance of religion in the contemporary urban context. Presenting a thoughtful analysis that includes maps of each congregation in its social-geographic setting, the authors offer an insightful look into urban community life today, from congregations to the places in which they are embedded.
Description : Winning the American Revolution was the first step to starting the new nation of the United States. However, without a ratified constitution, the fledgling country was not completely united. This insightful book guides readers through the eighty-five essays that make up the Federalist Papers. It explores the notions that pushed the states toward ratification and promoted a solid federal government. It takes readers through the history of why these documents were necessary and the role they played, and shares insight on how the Federalist Papers, their authors, and the U.S. Constitution itself continue to play a role in American society.
Description : This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... and a few copies struck off for private circulation among his friends. This was illustrated with an engraved likeness from the portrait in the possession of his family. Another life, written by Cooper, was published first in Graham's Magazine for May, 1815, and later in his volumes of Naval Biography. Still another Life, written by the non. Lorenzo Sabine, and occupying near 200 pages of the eleventh volume of Sparks's American Biography, was published in 1846, and is the text from which the greater part of this sketch is abridged. The author had extraordinary facilities for producing the work, wiilh to him was a labor of love. Besides these, there is Waldo's life, and a brief biographical sketch by his nephew, N. Deering, which was published in a Portland newspaper. Another, in the United States Nautical Magazine of 1846, by an unknown hand--and notices of him aro to be found in all the American Cyclopaedias, and Dictionaries of American Biography--and in the National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans. But two portraits of full size, for which he sat, are known to exist. The attitude in both is similar. Of these, the one in the possession of his grandson, Lt. Com. E. E. Preble, U. S. N., was considered by those who knew him living most intimately, to be the best. A good copy of it has been presented by his grandchildren to the Gallery of the Naval Academy at Annapolis. Another copy is in the parlor of the " Preble House" at Portland; and Mrs. Anderson, his granddaughter, has a third. The other portrait, painted, it is believed, by Stuart, belongs to the city of Boston, and hangs in Faneuil Hall. It has been often engraved, and an engraving from it is attached to this memoir. Besides these, there is a miniature of the...
Description : This third edition is a user-friendly reference to the vast information available, as well as a tutorial on how to access specific topics on America Online. Although AOL is relatively easy to use, the book helps by saving people time and money in finding what interests them without needing to be connected. This edition is platform independent and applicable to both Windows and Macintosh users.400 pp.
Description : Commemorating the Justice League of America's 45th anniversary, The Justice League Companion is a comprehensive examination of the Silver Age JLA. Written by Michael Eury (author of the critically acclaimed Captain Action and co-author of The Superhero Book), The Justice League Companion traces the JLA's development, history, imitators, and early fandom through vintage and all-new interviews with the series' creators, an issue-by-issue index of the JLA's 1960-1972 adventures, classic and never-before-published artwork, and other fun and fascinating features!