Key West the Old and the New

Author: Jefferson B. Browne
Publisher: Marula
ISBN: 9780738594668
Format: PDF, Kindle
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I have written this history of Key West, believing that it would be interesting to the younger generation, and to those who are to come after us, to know something of the people and events which filled the years that have gone. My first intention was to copy Colonel Maloney's history, published in 1876, and bring it down to the present time. In collecting the data, however, I found that there were a great many interesting events connected with the early history of Key West which Colonel Maloney had omitted, and concluded that if my work was to be as complete as was possible with available data, I would have to write it anew. This I have done, using, however, such data as his history contains, and at times preserving even his phraseology....

Key West

Author: Jefferson B. Browne
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813029610
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book was originally published in 1912 and has been reissued as a facsimile reproduction in the Bicentennial Floridiana Facsimile Series. The authors intent was to bring Key West history up to date since the publication of Walter C. Malloney's A Sketch of the History of Key West, Florida was published 35 years prior.

The Strife of the Sea Classic Reprint

Author: T. Jenkins Hains
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781331580041
Format: PDF, Docs
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Excerpt from The Strife of the Sea He was an old man when he first made his appearance on the reef at the Sand Key Light. This was years ago, but one could tell it even then by the way he drew in his chin, or rather pouch, in a dignified manner as he soared in short circles over the outlying coral ledges which shone vari-colored in the sunshine beneath the blue waters of the Gulf Stream. He had fished alone for many seasons without joining the smaller and more social birds, and the keepers had grown to know him. He was a dignified and silent bird, and his stately flight and ponderous waddle over the dry reef had made it quite evident that he was a bird with a past. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Down in the Dumps

Author: Jani Scandura
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822390337
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Mucking around in the messy terrain of American trash, Jani Scandura tells the story of the United States during the Great Depression through evocative and photo-rich portraits of four locales: Reno, Key West, Harlem, and Hollywood. In investigating these Depression-era “dumps,” places that she claims contained and reclaimed the cultural, ideological, and material refuse of modern America, Scandura introduces the concept of “depressive modernity,” an enduring affective component of American culture that exposes itself at those moments when the foundational myths of America and progressive modernity—capitalism, democracy, individualism, secularism, utopian aspiration—are thrown into question. Depressive modernity is modernity at a standstill. Such a modernity is not stagnant or fixed, nor immobile, but is constituted by an instantaneous unstaging of desire, territory, language, and memory that reveals itself in the shimmering of place. An interpretive bricolage that draws on an unlikely archive of 1930s detritus—office memos, scribbled manuscripts, scrapbooks, ruined photographs, newspaper clippings, glass eyes, incinerated stage sets, pulp novels, and junk washed ashore—Down in the Dumps escorts its readers through Reno’s divorce factory of the 1930s, where couples from across the United States came to quickly dissolve matrimonial bonds; Key West’s multilingual salvage economy and its status as the island that became the center of an ideological tug-of-war between the American New Deal government and a politically fraught Caribbean; post-Renaissance Harlem, in the process of memorializing, remembering, grieving, and rewriting a modernity that had already passed; and Studio-era Hollywood, Nathanael West’s “dump of dreams,” in which the introduction of sound in film and shifts in art direction began to transform how Americans understood place-making and even being itself. A coda on Alcatraz and the Pentagon brings the book into the present, exploring how American Depression comes to bear on post-9/11 America.

The Way We Live Now Vol 2 of 2 Classic Reprint

Author: Anthony Trollope
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN:
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Excerpt from The Way We Live Now, Vol. 2 of 2 The door was Opened for him by Ruby, who by no means greeted him with a happy countenance. It was the second morning after the night of her imprisonment and nothing had occurred to alleviate her woe. At this very moment her lover Should have been in Liverpool, but he was, in fact, abed in Welbeck Street. Yes, Sir She's at home, said Ruby, with a baby in her arms and a little child hanging on to her dress. Don't pull so, Sally. Please, sir, is Sir Felix still in London? Ruby had written to Sir Felix the very night of her imprisonment, but had not as yet received any reply. Paul, whose mind was altogether intent on his own troubles, declared that at present he knew nothing about Sir Felix, and was then shown into Mrs. Hurtle's room. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Voices of the West

Author: Lou E. Cole
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780267488865
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Excerpt from Voices of the West: Poems of Washington Keeper of the western gate, Holder of the keys of fate, Of our Nation's sunset shores, How we prize thy golden stores; Diversified and evergreen. Success awaits thee, stately Queen My Washington. In thy many snow-capped peaks, That to the dome of heaven speak, Charms are born that tempt the pen Of artists, poets, travelers, men Versed in beauty, wit and praise, Each, to thee, great. Honor pays, Dear Washington. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.