Rancho Mirage

Author: Leo A. Mallette
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738575018
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Rancho Mirage is a beautiful residential and desert-resort community nestled along the Santa Rosa Mountains, located between the cities of Palm Springs and Palm Desert in the Coachella Valley. Bighorn sheep and the Agua Caliente tribe of Cahuilla Indians were the area's early inhabitants. Date farms and ranchos developed after aquifers were discovered. Guest ranches soon followed and became favorite destinations for the rich and famous in the 1940s and 1950s. By the early 1950s, residential communities designed in classic Desert Modern style were being constructed along with the valley's first two country clubs with 18-hole golf courses. Rancho Mirage soon emerged as the "golf capital of the world" and has since grown to be a premier resort and residential community with a permanent population of 16,870 and several thousand additional winter residents who enjoy the city's 10 country clubs, three world-class resorts, and scores of restaurants.

Popular Images of American Presidents

Author: William C. Spragens
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313228995
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The contributors to this volume examine the popular images of twenty-two American presidents. They attempt to determine the public standing of these presidencies and consider each president in terms of his image over time. It is argued that fluctuations in succeeding generations' interpretations of past presidents are significant to understanding the kaleidoscopic nature of presidential images. A variety of analytical approaches is employed, including examination of historical narrative, content analysis of editorials and news coverage, and explication of public opinion survey data. For public reactions and the reactions of other leadership figures, the contributors have drawn from the contemporary press as well as from the writings of historians and political scientists. This collection of essays will open avenues of thought on American political history anb shed new light on the character of past presidents. It will be indispensable to those engaged in the study of political history and political science.

Plainfield Township

Author: Ann Byle
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439635188
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Lovely plains and beautiful fields greeted settlers eager to put down roots in the area north of the growing city of Grand Rapids. The northernmost point of the Grand River and its environs, including the Rogue River joining the Grand nearby, offered folks everything they needed: river and road travel, good farmland, plenty of forestland, and enough space to grow and prosper. Soon the area was known as Plainfield Township, with the bustling Plainfield Village at its center. Small communities grew up around the township, including Belmont and Comstock Park that exist today but also Konkle Town and Childsdale, which do not. Plainfield Village is gone as well, but the spirit of those early pioneers lives on. Today Plainfield Township is a combination of city and country, businesses and farms, and longtime residents and those just discovering the beauty of this area that still boasts plains and fields.

Generation X

Author: Douglas Coupland
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841216145
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Die Bibel der Heutezeit. Willst du ein Haus oder ein Leben? Andy, Dag und Claire teilen die Sehnsüchte ihrer Eltern, der Babyboomer, nicht. Sicherheit ist ihnen egal. Denn das heraufdämmernde neue Jahrtausend verspricht nichts als Katastrophen. Überschuldung, Überbevölkerung, Klimaerwärmung, Komsumterror - vor diesem Hintergrund zählt nur noch eins: Frei zu sein und zu genießen. Die drei beschließen sich loszusagen, auf Karriere und Kaufkraft zu verzichten, um sich ins Rentneridyll Palm Springs zurückzuziehen, Gin Tonic zu trinken, Geschichten zu erzählen und auf den Sonnenaufgang zu warten. Als „Generation X“ 1991 in den Vereinigten Staaten erschien, waren Leute wie Andy, Dag und Claire ihre Haltung, die lässige Unverbindlichkeit, Patchworkkleidung, ihre Trink- und Schlafgewohnheiten noch Fiktion. Inzwischen gehören ihre Wiedergänger zum täglichen Straßenbild der Städte weltweit. Millennials und Xennials, Emos, Hipster, die Generation Y und Z. Ihr Denken und Fühlen zu verstehen, wäre ohne „Generation X“ nicht möglich.

Addison Gallery of American Art

Author: Addison Gallery of American Art
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
ISBN:
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This volume, published to commemorate the museum's sixty-fifth anniversary, reflects the special qualities of the Addison Gallery and the outstanding quality and breadth of its holdings. Now numbering over 12,000 works, the Addison's collection includes significant American paintings, prints, works on paper, sculpture, decorative arts, and photography by generations of artists from Colonial times to the present, among them Copley, Revere, Eakins, Homer, Whistler, Watkins, Muybridge, Prendergast, Sloan, Hopper, O'Keeffe, Sheeler, Hofmann, Calder, Bourke-White, Evans, Frank, Andre, Puryear, LeWitt, Judd, and Stella, to name a handful. Addison Gallery of American Art: 65 Years is the first extensive documentation of the museum and its collection. Essays by Susan C. Faxon, associate director and curator, Avis Berman, independent writer and art historian, and Jock Reynolds, director of the Addison, discuss the development of the museum's collection, its relationship to contemporary artists, and its role as a teaching institution. The catalogue that follows focuses on over three hundred significant works from the collection and is fully illustrated in color and duotone. Brief discussions of more than ninety specific works in the catalogue were contributed by forty-seven nationally recognized scholars as well as curatorial staff members.

Palm Springs

Author: Moya Henderson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738559827
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Nestled beneath the San Jacinto Mountains in an oasis of palm trees is a mineral hot springs. For thousands of years, this was the winter home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the original inhabitants of this harsh desert region. A U.S. government survey party discovered the spring in 1853 and identified the area located at the base of "two bunches of palms." In 1884, Judge John McCallum of San Francisco purchased land near the springs for $800 and built the first adobe structure, which still stands today. Stage lines and railroads provided transportation through the area, bringing in visitors year-round. Dr. Welwood Murray built the first Palm Springs Hotel, and in 1909, Nellie Coffman built The Desert Inn, which would become famous as a tourist attraction. This was the beginning of the area's major industry. Today Palm Springs is still a destination for visitors throughout the year and home to a growing population of permanent residents.

Standards for Solo Singers

Author: Jay Althouse
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780739047156
Format: PDF
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Every vocalist will want to have a copy of this once-in-a-lifetime collection of Jay Althouse arrangements. Every song is a hit! Fresh, accomplishable arrangements to cherish forever. Includes: Anything Goes * At Last * Blues in the Night * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye * I Only Have Eyes for You / The More I See You * Lullaby of Broadway * More Than You Know * Send in the Clowns * Skylark * Someone to Watch Over Me * Together Wherever We Go.

Standards for Solo Singers

Author: Jay Althouse
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457426032
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Every vocalist will want to have a copy of this once-in-a-lifetime collection of Jay Althouse arrangements. Every song is a hit! Fresh, accomplishable arrangements to cherish forever. Titles: * Anything Goes * At Last * Blues in the Night * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye * I Only Have Eyes for You / The More I See You * Lullaby of Broadway * More Than You Know * Send in the Clowns * Skylark * Someone to Watch Over Me * Together Wherever We Go