• Social Science

The Negro in the United States

A Selected Bibliography
Author: Dorothy Porter Wesley,Dorothy Burnett Porter
Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated
ISBN: 9780780803121
Category: Social Science
Page: 313
View: 8350
Identifies some 1,700 works about African Americans. Entries include full bibliographic information as well as Library of Congress call numbers and location in 11 major university libraries. Entries are arranged by subjects such as art, civil rights, folk tales, history, legal status, medicine, music, race relations, and regional studies. First published in 1970 by the Library of Congress.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Warriors Don't Cry


Author: Melba Beals
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416948821
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 240
View: 5538
The author describes the threats and emotional abuse she endured from white student and adults along with her fears of endangering her family as she commited to being one of the first African American students to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

    • History

Cape Hatteras National Seashore


Author: Doug Stover
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467123072
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 434
Cape Hatteras National Seashore was authorized by Congress on August 17, 1937, and established on January 12, 1953. As the nation's first national seashore, it encompasses 30,000 acres and crosses three islands, Bodie, Hatteras, and Ocracoke, for approximately 70 miles. Nearby Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, located within the authorized seashore boundary, is 5,880 acres. Over the centuries, the seashore has witnessed major historic events, including the landing of the first English explorers, the death of Blackbeard the pirate, Civil War battles, German U-boat attacks, hundreds of shipwrecks, and devastating hurricanes. Descended from horses brought over by Spanish explorers, the Ocracoke ponies still roam the landscape. This National Park Service unit also includes the majestic Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras, and Ocracoke Lighthouses. The seashore is a haven for wildlife and recreational beachgoers. Cape Hatteras National Seashore showcases the rich natural and cultural heritage of America's first national seashore.

    • Art

Scottsboro, Alabama

A Story in Linoleum Cuts
Author: Lin Shi Khan,Tony Perez,Andrew H. Lee
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814751776
Category: Art
Page: 147
View: 912
Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596) assured his place in history when, in his lone ship the Golden Hind, he sailed the Pacific to become the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. Drake the man, however, is an enigma and relatively little is known about his personal life. Historians today have struggled to reconcile the heroic legend with the facts, which show that Drake achieved his status almost exclusively through acts of theft, piracy, and aggression. Drake, who championed England's Protestant queen, used courage and seamanship to gain wealth and fame, and in doing so helped establish England's maritime empire. Yet, after his Armada success, the accomplished lone privateer rarely functioned effectively as part of a larger force, and he fell from royal favor, ending his days feeling cursed.In this new biography, Peter Whitfield, a leading expert in exploration and map history, examines this dilemma to shed light on Drake the man and the legend. Illustrated throughout with original documents, maps and portraits, this biography offers an accessible and highly readable account of one of the greatest explorers of all time.

    • History

Greenbrier Pioneers and Their Homes


Author: Ruth Woods Dayton
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 080634668X
Category: History
Page: 383
View: 9499
This new publication provides a list of the major genealogy and local history collections throughout the state of New Hampshire. The arrangement is by county and immediately thereunder by municipality. For each of New Hampshire's ten counties the compiler gives the addresses and phone numbers of the Registrar of Deeds and Registrar of Probate. In the majority of cases, the information listed under the towns and cities consists of the community's date of foundation, mailing address and phone number of the city or town clerk, prior names for that community, and a succinct listing of the city/town's principal genealogy repositories.

    • Biography & Autobiography

River of No Return

Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Woman He Loved
Author: Jeffrey Buckner Ford
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 9781581826531
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 1206
The son of the country music artist recounts his father's success as an entertainer and how his career was ultimately sidelined by depression, alcoholism, and the suicide of his first wife.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Wayfaring Stranger


Author: Burl Ives
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787204898
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 171
View: 6291
First published in 1948, this autobiography from Burl Ives, whom Carl Sandberg calls “the greatest folk ballad singer of them all,” is as fresh and wholesome as a summer’s breeze out of an Illinois cornfield. His ballads have long been an authentic expression of his land and its people—songs his grandmother taught him in the Midwestern farm country, songs remembered by old-timers in small towns all over the land, songs he heard hobos singing—songs we have come to know and love. In Wayfaring Stranger, writing in the stirring imaginative language of the ballad, Burt Ives tells of a night spent in a haystack with a pig, and of a brief fight with a railroad cop on top of a boxcar. He hitched a ride with Al Capone’s master bootlegger; he barely escaped the clutches of an old maid in Maine; he fell in love on a Great Lakes steamer; he played for evangelists and politicians; in speakeasies and public parks. Always he listened to the people, and he learned their songs. Anywhere he could get an audience, he sang his ballads: Barbara Allen, The Riddle Song, Fair Eleanor, Old Smokey, Silver Dagger, Foggy Foggy Dew. Now in Wayfaring Stranger, he has written his own story—as warm and appealing as the songs he sings. “It’s a fine book, warm, and full-bided, like Burl himself. Burl gives the reader the combination which is in everything he sings: a sense of dignity without pretentiousness, of simplicity without sentimentality. He makes the folk feeling richly alive. Some of his little character sketches remind me of the unforgettable etchings in Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg. In short, Burl tells stories just the way he plays and sings—naturally, unaffectedly, poignantly.”—Louis Untermeyer

    • African Americans

Beale Street

Where the Blues Began
Author: George Washington Lee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: African Americans
Page: 296
View: 1248

    • Fiction

Special Topics in Calamity Physics


Author: Marisha Pessl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101218808
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 9672
The mesmerizing New York Times bestseller by the author of Night Film Marisha Pessl’s dazzling debut sparked raves from critics and heralded the arrival of a vibrant new voice in American fiction. At the center of Special Topics in Calamity Physics is clever, deadpan Blue van Meer, who has a head full of literary, philosophical, scientific, and cinematic knowledge. But she could use some friends. Upon entering the elite St. Gallway School, she finds some—a clique of eccentrics known as the Bluebloods. One drowning and one hanging later, Blue finds herself puzzling out a byzantine murder mystery. Nabokov meets Donna Tartt (then invites the rest of the Western Canon to the party) in this novel—with visual aids drawn by the author—that has won over readers of all ages.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Belichick

The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time
Author: Ian O'Connor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544786750
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 6634
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The definitive biography of the NFL’s most enigmatic, controversial, and yet successful coach Bill Belichick is perhaps the most fascinating figure in the NFL—the infamously dour face of one of the winningest franchises in sports. As head coach of the New England Patriots, he’s led the team to five Super Bowl championship trophies. In this revelatory and robust biography, readers will come to understand and see Belichick’s full life in football, from watching college games as a kid with his father, a Naval Academy scout, to orchestrating two Super Bowl–winning game plans as defensive coordinator for the Giants, to his dramatic leap to New England, where he has made history. Award-winning columnist and New York Times best-selling author Ian O’Connor delves into the mind of the man who has earned a place among coaching legends like Lombardi, Halas, and Paul Brown, presenting sides of Belichick that have been previously unexplored. O’Connor discovers how this legendary coach shaped the people he met and worked with in ways perhaps even Belichick himself doesn’t know. Those who follow and love pro football know Bill Belichick only as the hooded genius of the Patriots. But there is so much more—from the hidden tensions and deep layers to his relationship with Tom Brady to his sometimes frosty dealings with owner Robert Kraft to his ability to earn the unmitigated respect of his players—if not their affection. This is a man who has many facets and, ultimately, has created a notorious football dynasty. Based on exhaustive research and countless interviews, this book circles around Belichick to tell his full story for the first time, and presents an incisive portrait of a mastermind at work.

    • Reference

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book


Author: U. S. Census Bureau
Publisher: Census Bureau
ISBN: 9781598043211
Category: Reference
Page: 433
View: 1356

    • Fiction

Six Suspects

A Novel
Author: Vikas Swarup
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312630737
Category: Fiction
Page: 470
View: 4199
When Vivek "Vicky" Rai, the son of the Home Minister of Uttar Pradesh, is killed at a party celebrating his acquittal on a murder charge, the police investigate six suspects attending the party who had guns in their possession.

    • Genesee County (Mich.)

History of Genesee County, Michigan

With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
Author: Franklin Ellis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Genesee County (Mich.)
Page: 446
View: 3564

Exploration, Encounter, Exchange

National History Day 2016
Author: Lynne M. O'Hara
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996218900
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 6280
National History Day 2016 Theme Book

    • History

AZn

a history of the American Zinc Company
Author: James D. Norris
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 244
View: 5349

    • History

Operation Arkansas


Author: Robert Coakley,Office of the Chief Military History,United States Army
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781780391144
Category: History
Page: 292
View: 2295
Originally puiblished in 1967. This historical report on the Army's participation in the enforcement of an order of the Federal District Court at Little Rock Arkansas between 24 September 1957 and 20 May 1958, with regard to integration in the public schools of that city, was originally prepared almost contemporaneously with the events that it covers. It has not been extensively revised since that time. Primarily written from the vantage point of the command post in ODCSOPS (Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations). The essential background story has then been compiled in part from Army records (and in part from newspaper, magazine, and other published material available in 1958). The following topics are addressed in this document: background of the Little Rock school crisis; preparation of contingent plans for the use of federal troops; President's Executive Order and its implementation, 24 September 1957; enforcement of the court order at Little Rock, 25-29 September 1957; the chain of command and the Pentagon organization; preparation for other possible contingencies; the Air National Guard and the question of command channels; the second crisis, 30 September - 3 October 1957; problems in the Arkansas National Guard; the first reduction plan, 4-15 October 1957; release and adjustments in the Arkansas National Guard, 15-23 October 1957; reduction in operations and the second reduction in force, 23 October - 9 November 1957; withdrawal of the last airborne elements, 11-27 November 1957; third reduction in the National Guard, 27 November - 18 December 1957; the release of General Clinger; phase out plans, school incidents and dynamite scares, January 1958; hesitant reductions, 1 February - 4 April 1958; and final withdrawal, 4 April - 29 May 1958.

    • History

Ducktown

Back in Raht's Time
Author: R. E. Barclay
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780807868492
Category: History
Page: 286
View: 8062
Ducktown: Back in Raht's Time

Princeton Alumni Weekly


Author: N.A
Publisher: princeton alumni weekly
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 9700