50 Great American Places

Author: Brent D. Glass
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451682042
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A one-of-a-kind guide to fifty of the most important cultural and historic sites in the United States guaranteed to fascinate, educate, and entertain—selected and described by the former director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. From Massachusetts to Florida to Washington to California, 50 Great American Places takes you on a journey through our nation’s history. Sharing the inside stories of sites as old as Mesa Verde (Colorado) and Cahokia (Illinois) and as recent as Silicon Valley (California) and the Mall of America (Minnesota), each essay provides the historical context for places that represent fundamental American themes: the compelling story of democracy and self-government; the dramatic impact of military conflict; the powerful role of innovation and enterprise; the inspiring achievements of diverse cultural traditions; and the defining influence of the land and its resources. Expert historian Brent D. Glass explores these themes by connecting places, people, and events and reveals a national narrative that is often surprising, sometimes tragic, and always engaging—complete with photographs, websites for more information, and suggestions for other places nearby worth visiting. Sites you would expect to read about—in Boston, New York, and Washington, DC—are here, as well as plenty of surprises, such as the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, or Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, or the Village Green in Hudson, Ohio; less obvious places that, together with the more well-known destinations, collectively tell the story of America. For families who want to take a trip that is both educational and entertaining, for history enthusiasts, or anyone curious about our country’s greatest places, this book is the perfect guide.

National geographic guide to America s historic places

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.). Book Division
Publisher: Natl Geographic Society
ISBN:
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A comprehensive travel handbook encompasses more than 2,500 of America's most important historic and prehistoric attractions, organized according to nine regions of the country and including full-color maps, walking and driving tours, historical overviews, and 250 full-color photographs. Original. 25,000 first printing.

America s Historic Places

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Publisher: Readers Digest
ISBN:
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From forts and battlefields to mansions and monuments, here is a full-color illustrated guide to 500 of America's most fascinating, fun-to-visit historic places. Over 350 color photos and six locator maps.

Posterity

Author: Dorie McCullough Lawson
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385512633
Format: PDF, ePub
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An elegantly designed, beautifully composed volume of personal letters from famous American men and women that celebrates the American Experience and illuminates the rich history of some of America’s most storied families. Posterity is at once an epistolary chronicle of America and a fascinating glimpse into the hearts and minds of some of history’s most admired figures and storied families. Spanning more than three centuries, these letters contain enduring lessons—in life, love, character and compassion—that will surprise and enlighten. Included here are letters from Thomas Jefferson to his daughter, warning her of the evils of debt; General Patton on D-Day to his son, a cadet at West Point, about what it means to be a good soldier; W.E.B. Du Bois to his daughter about character beneath the color of skin; Oscar Hammerstein about why, after all his success, he doesn’t stop working; Woody Guthrie, writing from a New Jersey asylum, to nine-year-old Arlo about universal human frailty; Eleanor Roosevelt chastising her grown son for his Christmas plans; and Groucho Marx as a dog to his twenty-five-year-old son. Here are renowned Americans in their own words and in their own times, seen as they were seen by their children. Here are our great Americans as mothers and fathers.

Boston Sites and Insights

Author: Susan Wilson
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807071359
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Whether you're looking for a history of one of the city's world-class museums or for a fascinating story about Boston's popular North End, Susan Wilson covers it all in Boston Sites and Insights. Divided into six sections that reflect the diversity of people, activities, and landmarks within the city, this fascinating book leaves no stone unturned. With practical, up-to-date information in an "Essentials" section at the end of each chapter as well as fresh retellings of popular legends and lore, Wilson provides everything the modern visitor or current resident needs to know to enjoy the multicultural city of Boston, Massachusetts."

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Author: Jane Jacobs
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 052543285X
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Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

Wilderness at Dawn

Author: Ted Morgan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780671882372
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Uses letters, journals, and diaries to recreate the odysseys, adventures, human dramas, and inhuman suffering that shaped American history

Managing for Quality and Performance Excellence

Author: James R. Evans
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305887972
Format: PDF
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The definitive market leader and authoritative educational reference, MANAGING FOR QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE, 10e provides unmatched coverage and insightful comparisons that guide students through the intricacies of quality management. Built upon the strength and proven experience of well-known authors and examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige Award, this text presents the fundamental principles and historical foundations of total quality with an emphasis on high-performance management practices. It offers unparalleled coverage of ISO 9000 certification standards, Six Sigma, and the U.S. Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award standards. Current examples from leading organizations throughout the world emphasize the practical aspects of the book’s managerial focus as well as the technical topics that students are learning. Coverage of most of the Body of Knowledge required for ASQ certification helps students prepare to become Certified Quality Managers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Modernity and the Great Depression

Author: Kenneth J. Bindas
Publisher: Culture America (Hardcover)
ISBN: 9780700624003
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Modernity and the Great Depression explores how the worst economic, social, and political crisis in the last century created the space for a national conversation about the ideals of modernity order, planning, and reason."

The 50 States

Author: Gabrielle Balkan
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
ISBN: 1847807119
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty and diversity of the United States in this curious collection of fact-filled maps. Explore thousand of wondrous locations and be awed by the achievements of hundreds of people who helped make America what it is today. Celebrate, explore, enjoy! Page Plan 1 Title Page 2-3 USA country map/contents page 4-103 State maps 104-105 State flags 106-107 Historic events 108-109 Presidents 110-111 Index