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By Thomas Graham

“From the tall spires of the Ponce de Leon lodge and the Cathedral of St. Augustine to road pavers at the floor, Graham bargains us an in depth account of Henry Flagler’s effect on St. Augustine during this genially written book.”—Susan Parker, director, St. Augustine ancient Society
“With verve and wit, Graham makes St. Augustine and an entire solid of old characters come alive.”—Susan R. Braden, writer of The structure of Leisure
“You can scent the orange blossoms, twirl round the ballroom flooring, envy the robes on the charity balls, enjoy the gossip in regards to the wealthy and well-known, undergo with the bad and the disenfranchised, and thrill to the 1st blaze of electric lighting fixtures, the 1st vehicles and ‘hard’ roads, and the recent game of golf.”—Elsbeth okay. Gordon, writer of Heart and Soul of Florida
In the overdue 1800s, Henry Morrison Flagler walked clear of usual Oil, leaving the tremendously winning corporation within the arms of John D. Rockefeller whereas he headed to Florida to pursue different pursuits. Flagler’s new enterprise may lead him to totally restructure the sleepy city of St. Augustine and remodel Florida’s whole east coast.

This enormous biography tells the tale of ways one of many wealthiest males in the USA spared no cost to show the country’s “Oldest urban” right into a hugely fascinating holiday vacation spot for the wealthy. Upon arrival, Flagler stumbled on lodgings in St. Augustine to be inferior, so he got down to construct the opulent Ponce de Leon resort, and hence started his undertaking to draw filthy rich tourists to the small southern urban. He funded hospitals and church buildings and stronger streets and parks. He developed railroads in distant components the place males feared to tread and erected palatial lodges on swampland. the wealthy and recognized flocked to Flagler’s invented paradise. And he had the imaginative and prescient to stretch his new railroad southward, constructing lodges and lodgings alongside the way.

In tracing Flagler’s moment profession, Thomas Graham unearths a lot concerning the internal lifetime of the previous oil wealthy person and the demons that drove him to extend a coastal empire that finally encompassed Palm seashore, Miami, Key West, and eventually Nassau. Graham additionally provides voice to the participants that heritage has forgotten: the ladies who wrote vacationer books, the artists who adorned the lodges, the black servants who waited tables, and the reporters who penned society columns for the newspapers.

Arguably no guy did extra to make over a city—or a state—than Flagler. nearly single-handedly, he remodeled Florida from a distant frontier into the iciness playground of America’s elite. packed with attention-grabbing information that carry the Gilded Age to existence, Mr. Flagler’s St. Augustine provides an authoritative examine an fascinating guy and a charming time in American history.

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Download Abilene Stories. From Then to Now by Glenn Dromgoole, Jay Moore, Joe W. Specht PDF

By Glenn Dromgoole, Jay Moore, Joe W. Specht

A selection of interesting and colourful tales spanning the background of Abilene, Texas.

Although Abilene has lengthy lived within the shadows of the literary limelight, it has no longer been for an absence of fine writing, sturdy writers, or attention-grabbing tales. Now popping out of the shadows, Abilene tales: From Then to Now bargains a group scrapbook, a meeting of the civic congregation the place greater than 100 associates have stopped by means of for a trip. The laughter is powerful and the grins wide as tales are advised and stories jogged.

Pull up a chair subsequent to Katharyn Duff as she relates a number of old chestnuts. provide your cognizance to overlook Tommie Clack for a ringside seat to the previous. Step into the poetry of these who be aware of this position good and some who simply saw it in passing. enjoy the pointy perception of Pulitzer-nominated Frank Grimes. hear for the non-public aspect which A.C. Greene wove into the majority of his writings.

The assortment starts off with tales from prior to Abilene...

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Download Berkeley: A City in History by Charles Wollenberg PDF

By Charles Wollenberg

The Railroad Age, The melancholy, global battle II, The Atomic Age, The Sixties—these classes formed and have been in flip formed by means of Berkeley, California—a urban that has had a outstanding impression given its modest measurement. This concise ebook, the single up to date heritage of Berkeley, is a wealthy chronicle connecting the folk, traits, and occasions that made the town to a lot greater topics in background. From the local developers of shellmounds to the blue-collar citizens of Ocean View, the increase of the college of California, the realm struggle II shipyards, and modern-day demographics and politics, it is all right here during this interesting account of the opposite loved urban by means of the bay. alongside the way in which, we discover the solutions to many exciting questions: Why is Adeline road is so oddly aligned? How did Berkeley enjoy the 1906 earthquake that destroyed a lot of San Francisco? What differentiated Holy Hill from Nut Hill? Berkeley: A urban in heritage offers a pleasant experience of position to a person who has lived in, labored in, or traveled via this distinct city.

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Download This chosen place: finding Shangri-La on the 4UR by Max Evans PDF

By Max Evans

An specified publication that blends a biography of famous Texas rancher and builder Charles Leavell, with the background of the ranch in southwestern Colorado, the 4UR, that he has equipped right into a world-class resort.

"This is a unprecedented and wondrous booklet, the tale of an empire builder whose actual empire was once one God built". -- Dale Walker, Rocky

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Download James Towne. Struggle for Survival by Marcia Sewall PDF

By Marcia Sewall

This relocating account of James Towne's tough early years is advised from the point of view of 1 of its settlers and stronger via unique quotations.
throughout the first summer time of 1607, part the James Towne colony died; foodstuff was once scarce, and the settlers battled oppressive warmth and disease. Over the following couple of years, provide ships from England grew to become the colony's lifeline, as they introduced much-needed shops of meals and carried again choices from the recent land, in addition to the settlers' homesick letters.
stipulations started to enhance while Captain John Smith was once elected president of the colony, and James Towne quickly doubled in dimension. whereas a number of the settlers were reluctant to paintings, Smith required participation from all, and the colonists started to take pleasure in bettering their stipulations. additionally, by way of studying the local language and befriending a local American woman named Pocahontas, Smith was once in a position to identify, briefly, an uneasy peace among the settlers and the natives whose land they'd taken.
As new settlers started to arrive from England even though, the assets of the budding colony have been strained, and within the autumn of 1609 the colony suffered a ravenous Time. finding out to desert James Towne ultimately, the colonists headed again towards England, simply to have their trip intercepted by means of a messenger, who proficient the settlers that new leaders despatched by means of the King have been because of arrive within the flailing colony any day, and steered them to come back.
no longer for lengthy after their arrival, the discouraged James Towne colonists have been met by means of a brand new governor and a boat packed with fit passengers with sufficient offers and desire to interact to make sure James Towne's survival.

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Download Divisions throughout the Whole: Politics and Society in by Gregory H. Nobles PDF

By Gregory H. Nobles

This publication explores the relationship among the altering social context of colonial New England and the emergence of political unrest within the years ahead of the yankee Revolution. not like experiences that experience tested progressive task in significant colonial cities, the place it was once so much seen, Professor Nobles's research specializes in the assets of innovative habit within the nation-state. He examines the social and political improvement of Hampshire County from the 17th in the course of the eighteenth century and seeks to give an explanation for why those who had remained it sounds as if detached to the political predicament constructing ahead of 1774 grew to become such energetic individuals in a violent political fight opposed to the confirmed executive. In his dialogue of various neighborhood controversies, the writer indicates how universal humans many times mobilized to behave all alone phrases for his or her personal issues, and the way this served to arrange them for radical job within the innovative period.

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Download The San Francisco Mime Troupe Reader by Susan Vaneta Mason PDF

By Susan Vaneta Mason

The San Francisco Mime Troupe Reader is a long-overdue number of the various most interesting political satires created and produced through the Tony Award-winning corporation over the last 40 years.

It can be a historical past of the corporate that used to be the theater of the counterculture circulation within the Nineteen Sixties and that, opposed to all odds, has controlled to outlive the customarily adversarial economy for the humanities within the usa. The performs chosen are various, representing a number of the Troupe's most interesting exhibits, and the book's illustrations seize a few of the Troupe's so much memorable moments.

These hilarious, edgy, and inventive scripts are observed by means of insightful observation through theater historian and critic Susan Vaneta Mason, who has been following the Troupe for greater than 3 many years. The Mime Troupe Reader will have interaction and entertain quite a lot of audiences, not just basic readers but additionally these drawn to the historical past of yank social protest, the counterculture of the 1960s-particularly the San Francisco scene-and the evolution of latest political theater. it is going to additionally entice the legions of Troupe enthusiasts who go back each year to determine them get up opposed to one other social or company Goliath.

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Download Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters by John A. Ragosta PDF

By John A. Ragosta

Earlier than the yank Revolution, no colony extra assiduously safe its verified church or extra significantly persecuted spiritual dissenters than Virginia. either its politics and faith have been ruled through an Anglican institution, and dissenters from the demonstrated Church of britain have been topic to varied criminal infirmities and severe persecution. by way of 1786, no country extra totally safe non secular freedom.
This profound transformation, as John A. Ragosta indicates during this booklet, arose now not from a new-found cultural tolerance. particularly, because the Revolution approached, Virginia's political institution wanted the aid of the non secular dissenters, essentially Presbyterians and Baptists, for the mobilization attempt. Dissenters seized this chance to insist on freedom of faith in go back for his or her mobilization. Their calls for resulted in a fancy and prolonged negotiation within which the non secular institution slowly and grudgingly provided simply enough reforms to keep up the an important help of the dissenters.
After the warfare, while dissenters' help was once not wanted, the institution leaders sought to recapture regulate, yet came upon that they had heavily miscalculated: wartime negotiations had politicized the dissenters. accordingly dissenters' calls for for the separation of church and country triumphed over the establishment's efforts and Jefferson's Statute for constructing non secular Freedom used to be followed.
Historians and the very best courtroom have time and again famous that the basis of the 1st Amendment's safeguard of spiritual liberty lies in Virginia's fight, turning essentially to Jefferson and Madison to appreciate this. In Wellspring of Liberty, John A. Ragosta argues that Virginia's non secular dissenters performed a seminal, and formerly underappreciated, function within the improvement of the 1st modification and within the that means of spiritual freedom as we are aware of it today.

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Download Movement, Connectivity, and Landscape Change in the Ancient by Margaret C. Nelson, Colleen A. Strawhacker PDF

By Margaret C. Nelson, Colleen A. Strawhacker

A choice of the papers awarded on the 20th Anniversary Southwest Symposium, Movement, Connectivity, and panorama swap within the old Southwest appears to be like again on the concerns raised within the first symposium in 1988 and tackles 3 modern domain names in archaeology: panorama use and ecological switch, circulation and ethnogenesis, and connectivity between social teams via time and house. throughout those sections the authors handle the relevance of archaeology within the glossy global; new techniques and issues approximately collaboration throughout disciplines, groups, and subgroups; and the significance of a number of perspectives.

Particular cognizance is paid to a few of the ways in which archaeology can and will give a contribution to modern social and environmental concerns. members come jointly to supply a man-made quantity on present learn and chances for destiny explorations. relocating ahead, they argue that archaeologists needs to proceed to incorporate researchers from throughout political and disciplinary barriers and improve collaboration with local American groups.

This e-book should be of curiosity to specialist and educational archaeologists, in addition to scholars operating within the box of the yank Southwest.

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Download Geometry success : in 20 minutes a day by LearningExpress LLC PDF

By LearningExpress LLC

Whether you are new to geometry or simply searching for a refresher, Geometry luck in 20 mins a Day deals a 20-step lesson plan that offers quickly and thorough guide in sensible, serious talents. Stripped of pointless math jargon yet bursting with geometry necessities, Geometry luck in 20 mins a Day:
• Covers all important geometry talents, from the elemental construction blocks of geometry to ratio, share, and similarity to trigonometry and beyond
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• A diagnostic pretest to aid pinpoint strengths and weaknesses
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