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American Heritage History of the United States

By: Brinkley, Douglas

Price: $22.08

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Viking Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001447


To understand where we are and where we may be heading in the new millenium, we must reflect on how civilization got to it's current state of affairs. " - Douglas Brinkley. In this rich and inspiring book, the acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley takes us on the incredible journey of the United States - a nation formed from a vast countryside on whose fringes a few small colonies made a bold cast at freedom, then burgeoned into an expanding democracy, and ultimately ... View more info

Reflections on Hometown, USA Growing Up in a Small Town During the 30's and 40's

By: Carlton, Joe

Price: $18.40

Publisher: Elk Grove Village, IL, Majestic Mills Paper: 1989

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 004375


This volume, written in an engaging and humorous style, tells about the small town of Glen Ellyn, Illinois during the 1930s and 1940s. The town is approximately 20 miles west of Chicago and still thrives. Well-illustrated with black & white photos, some show "then" and "now." Life in the Service, Biographies of Some Residents (written by themselves) , Great Teems, The One That Got Away and more interesting chapters are included. The cover is white but sun... View more info

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Country, Park & City: the Architecture and Life of Calvert Vaux

By: Kowsky, Francis R.

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, Oxford Univ Press: 2003

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 002910


After beginning his architectural career in England, Calvert Vaux came to America in 1850 at the invitation of architect Andrew Jackson Downing. In 1852, he moved to New York City and asked Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect, to join him in preparing a design for Central Park. During the next 38 years in New York, Vaux defended and refined his vision of Central Park and pursued a distinguished architectural practice. After the Civil War, he and Olmsted led th... View more info

New York City: the Edge of Enigma

By: Rencoret, Francisco Javier

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Princeton Architectural Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001751


Over seventy full-color paintings, Francisco J. Rencoret studies the myths about the development of New York City: the moment of arrival, the isolation of the island, the domination of Manhattan over it's neighbors, the image of the skyscraper, the paradox of Central Park, and the conflicting faces of Times Sqare. According to Rencoret, "transformation in New York City is more than a symptom of modern times; it is the very means by which this City seeks to create an ... View more info

New York Sawed in Half: an Urban Historical

By: Rose, Joel

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA: 2001

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 001693


This is the true story of what may or may not have been the greatest hoax ever played on the citizens of Gotham. When Uncle John DeVoe and a man only known as Lozier sit down in the old Centre Market to discuss the impending doom threatening New York City, those around them can't help but eavesdrop. Overdeveloopment of its southern tip has put the island in jeopardy and unless something can be done to stop it, the city will sink into the harbor. DeVoe and Lozier claim to... View more info

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More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Tennessee Women

By: Sawyer, Susan

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Helena, Montana, U. S. A., Falcon Pr Pub Co: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001498


This volume presents the stories of twelve extraordinary women from Tennessee's past. Some are well-known, such as Elizabeth Gilmer, who transformed herself into columnist Dorothy Dix, and Sarah Polk, America's eleventh First Lady. Others may be less familiar, including Ida B. Wells Barnett, one of the first Black investigative journalists and the woman who founded a home for young unwed mothers in Chicago, and Emma Bell Mills, who recorded rural mountain life through wo... View more info