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 : A brilliantly illuminating portrait of the twenty-first-century West—a book as vast, diverse, and unexpected as the land and the people, from one of our foremost chroniclers of migration The economic boom—and the devastation left in its wake—has been writ nowhere as large as on the West, the most iconic of American landscapes. Over the last decade the West has undergone a political and demographic upheaval comparable only to the opening of the frontier. Now, in Desert America, a work of powerful reportage and memoir, Rubén Martínez, acclaimed author of Crossing Over, evokes a new world of extremes: outrageous wealth and devastating poverty, sublime beauty and ecological ruin. In northern New Mexico, an epidemic of drug addiction flourishes in the shadow of some of the country's richest zip codes; in Joshua Tree, California, gentrification displaces people and history. In Marfa, Texas, an exclusive enclave triggers a race war near the banks of the Rio Grande. And on the Tohono O'odham reservation, Native Americans hunt down Mexican migrants crossing the most desolate stretch of the border. With each desert story, Martínez explores his own encounter with the West and his love for this most contested region. In the process, he reveals that the great frontier is now a harbinger of the vast disparities that are redefining the very idea of America.
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 : Fifty-seven million Americans-including 21 percent of the nation's children-live a notch above the poverty line, and yet the challenges they face are largely ignored. While government programs assist the poor, and politicians woo the more fortunate, the "Missing Class" is largely invisible and left to fend for itself. Missing Class parents often work at a breakneck pace to preserve the progress they have made and are but one divorce or unexpected hospitalization away from sliding into poverty. Children face an even more perilous and uncertain future because their parents have so little time to help them with their schoolwork or guide them during their adolescent years. With little supervision, the younger generation often flounders in school, sometimes falling prey to the same problems that are prevalent in the much poorer communities that border Missing Class neighborhoods. Paradoxically, the very efforts that enabled parents to get ahead financially often inhibit their children from advancing; they are in real danger of losing what little ground their parents have gained. The Missing Class is an urgent and timely exploration that describes-through the experiences of nine families-the unique problems faced by this growing class of people who are neither working poor nor middle class. Katherine Newman and Victor Tan Chen trace where these families came from, how they've struggled to make a decent living, and why they're stuck without a safety net. An eloquent argument for the need to think about inequality in a broader way, The Missing Class has much to tell us about whether the American dream still exists for those who are sacrificing daily to achieve it. From the Hardcover edition.
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.