The Hills of Refuge: A Novel

The Hills of Refuge: A Novel


by Will Nathaniel Harben

  • Release: 2015-11-24
  • Genre: Uncategorized

The house, a three-story red-brick residence, was on Walnut Street, near Beacon. Its narrow front faced the state Capitol with its gold-sheeted dome; from its stoop one could look down on the Common and, from the corner of the street, see the Public Gardens. It was a Sunday morning and the Browne family were at breakfast in the dining-room in the rear of the first floor, just back of the drawing-room. The two rooms were separated by folding-doors painted white, as was the wainscoting of the dining-room. There was a wide bay window at the end, t...

Along the Allegheny River

Along the Allegheny River


by Charles E. Williams

  • Release: 2006-08-30
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

The Allegheny River of western Pennsylvania and New York rises in Potter County, Pennsylvania, and flows 320 miles to its confluence with the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh. The Alleghenys southern watershed district begins in East Brady, Pennsylvania, and ends in Pittsburgh, and it includes the historic Redbank Creek, Mahoning Creek, Crooked Creek, and Kiskiminetas River valleys. Along the Allegheny River: The Southern Watershed features over 200 vintage postcards of the landscapes, people, industries, and events that shaped the history of th...

Plant life of Alabama

Plant life of Alabama


by C.T. Mohr

  • Release: 1901
  • Genre: History

Plant life of Alabama, an account of the distribution, modes of association, and adaptations of the flora of Alabama, together with a systematic catalogue of the plants growing in the state....

Dams, Parks and Politics

Dams, Parks and Politics


by Elmo Richardson

  • Release: 2015-01-13
  • Genre: History

This book is a chronicle of the myopia and gamesmanship that dominated Americans' understanding of their environment on the eve of the nation's ecology crisis. Based almost entirely on primary sources, Elmo Richardson's study examines the interplay between the national policies and programs for development and preservation of natural resources in the centralist Truman administration and the localist, enterprise-oriented Eisenhower administration. He shows that the decade examined brought about very little change in the values held by federal po...

Transcending the Cold War

Transcending the Cold War


by Kristina Spohr

  • Release: 2016-08-18
  • Genre: History

In 1989 and 1990 the map of Europe was redrawn without a war, unlike other great ruptures of the international order such as 1815, 1870, 1918, and 1945. How did this happen? This major multinational study, based on archives from both sides of the 'Iron Curtain', highlights the contribution of international statecraft to the peaceful dissolution of Europe's bipolar order by examining pivotal summit meetings from 1970 to 1990. These are organized into three periods: 'Thawing', 'Living with', and 'Transcending' the Cold War. The volume offers fasc...

Soviet T-10 Heavy Tank and Variants

Soviet T-10 Heavy Tank and Variants


by James Kinnear

  • Release: 2017-06-29
  • Genre: History

When it was introduced into service in 1953, the T-10 represented a return to the "classic†? Soviet heavy tank. Although considered a major threat to NATO tank forces, it also represented the end of an era. All gun heavy tanks like the T-10 would eventually be made effectively redundant by later models like the T-62 which had powerful next generation armament and new ammunition types. The tank was gradually withdrawn from service in the 1970s, though the last tanks would only leave Russian service, by decree of the President of the Russian Fe...

A New Science

A New Science


by Bruce Mazlish

  • Release: 1989-10-12
  • Genre: History

In this book Mazlish examines the historical origins of sociology, looking closely at how what he terms the "cash nexus"--the omnipresent substitution of money for personal relations--was perceived as changing the nature of human relations in the 19th century and led to the development of sociology as a means of dealing with this condition. Mazlish also considers the breakdown of connections in modern society: how the orderly 18th century world in which God, humanity, and nature were closely connected to one another came to be replaced with one...

The Story of the Moors in Spain

The Story of the Moors in Spain


by Stanley Lane-Poole

  • Release: 2018-04-10
  • Genre: History

This classic is organized as follows: I. The Last of the Goths II. The Wave of Conquest III. The People of Andalusia IV. A Young Pretender V. The Christian Martyrs VI. The Great Khalif VII. The Holy War VIII. The City of the Khalif IX. The Prime Minister X. The Berbers in Power XI. My Cid the Challenger XII. The Kingdom of Granada XIII. The Fall of Granada XIV. Bearing the Cross...

London's Markets

London's Markets


by Stephen Halliday

  • Release: 2014-03-03
  • Genre: History

London is a City of Markets: markets in meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, money, insurance, shipping and, occasionally, in stolen goods. Stephen Halliday’s book is a comprehensive account of the often lurid and controversial history of its markets from Roman Londinium to the London of Boris Johnson as well as a guide to visiting them (and emerging with a bargain)....

Anglo-American Media Interactions, 1850-2000

Anglo-American Media Interactions, 1850-2000


by Joel H. Wiener

  • Release: 2007-07-11
  • Genre: History

This volume reveals the complicated ways in which British and American media have influenced each other over the past two centuries. In doing so, it adds an important transatlantic dimension to media scholarship, while demonstrating the crucial and varied ways in which media have helped build an Anglo-American 'special relationship'....

Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign

Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign


by John Ashton

  • Release: 2015-09-02
  • Genre: Uncategorized

ÊKing William the Fourth was as sincerely fond of his niece, Alexandrina Victoria, as he cordially detested her mother, and he earnestly hoped that she might obtain her majority, which took place on the 24th of May, 1837, before he died, for he had a horror of the Duchess of Kent having even the shadowy power of a Regent. Greville, in his Memoirs, writing on 23rd of May, says: ÒThe King prayed that he might live till the Princess Victoria was of age, and he was very nearly dying just as the event arrived. He is better, but supposed to be in a...

Faith in the Great Physician

Faith in the Great Physician


by Heather D. Curtis

  • Release: 2007-11-30
  • Genre: Religion

Emphasizing the centrality of religious practices to the enterprise of divine healing, Curtis sheds light on the relationship among Christian faith, medical science, and the changing meanings of suffering and healing in American culture....