• Fiction

Turn of the Century


Author: Kurt Andersen
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0307785572
Category: Fiction
Page: 672
View: 5763
As big and exciting as the next century, this is a novel of real life at our giddy, feverish, topsy-turvy edge of the millennium. Turn of the Century is a good old-fashioned novel about the day after tomorrow--an uproarious, exquisitely observed panorama of our world as the twentieth century morphs into the twenty-first, transforming family, marriage, and friendship and propelled by the supercharged global businesses and new technologies that make everyone's lives shake and spin a little faster. As the year 2000 progresses, George Mactier and Lizzie Zimbalist, ten years married, are caught up in the whirl of their centrifugally accelerating lives. George is a TV producer for the upstart network MBC, launching a truly and weirdly groundbreaking new show that blurs the line between fact and fiction. Lizzie is a software entrepreneur dealing with the breakneck pleasures and pains of running her own company in an industry where the rules are rewritten daily. Rocketing between Los An-geles and Seattle, with occasional stopovers at home in Manhattan for tag-team parenting of their three children, George and Lizzie are the kind of businesspeople who, growing up in the sixties and seventies, never dreamed they would end up in business. They're too busy to spend the money that's rolling in, and too smart not to feel ambivalent about their crazed, high-gloss existences, but nothing seems to slow the roller-coaster momentum of their inter-secting lives and careers. However, after Lizzie, recovering from a Microsoft deal gone awry, becomes a confidante and adviser to George's boss, billionaire media mogul Harold Mose, the couple discovers that no amount of sophisticated spin can obscure basic instincts: envy, greed, suspicion, sexual temptation--and, maybe, love. When they and their children are finally drawn into a thrilling, high-tech corporate hoax that sends Wall Street reeling (and makes one person very, very rich), George and Lizzie can only marvel at life's oversized surprises and hold on for dear life. Like Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities, Kurt Andersen's Turn of the Century lays bare the follies of our age with laser-beam precision, creating memorable characters and dissecting the ways we think, speak, and navigate this new era of extreme capitalism and mind-boggling technology. Entertaining, imaginative, knowing, and wise, Turn of the Century is a richly plotted comedy of manners about the way we live now. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Turn of the Century

Eleven Centuries of Children and Change
Author: Ellen Jackson
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 1607342898
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 3401
Children living in Great Britain and the United States at the beginning of each century between 1000 and 2000 A.D. describe their lifestyle at the time.

    • Cooking

Perfection Salad

Women and Cooking at the Turn of the Century
Author: Laura Shapiro
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520257382
Category: Cooking
Page: 282
View: 1879
Toasted marshmallows stuffed with raisins? Green-and-white luncheons? Chemistry in the kitchen? This entertaining and erudite social history, now in its fourth paperback edition, tells the remarkable story of America's transformation from a nation of honest appetites into an obedient market for instant mashed potatoes. In Perfection Salad, Laura Shapiro investigates a band of passionate but ladylike reformers at the turn of the twentieth century--including Fannie Farmer of the Boston Cooking School--who were determined to modernize the American diet through a "scientific" approach to cooking. Shapiro's fascinating tale shows why we think the way we do about food today.

    • Travel

Maine Life at the Turn of the Century Through the Photographs of Nettie Cummings Maxim


Author: Diane Barnes,Jack Barnes
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780752402406
Category: Travel
Page: 128
View: 8662
Before her death in 1910, Nettie Cummings Maxim chronicled the people, landscapes, and animals of a typical Maine farm at Bird Hill in Bethel at the turn of the century. In a time before mass media, her world consisted almost entirely of her family and farm. This intimate familiarity with her immediate world and a degree of cultural isolation allowed Nettie to explore and capture on film the details of farm life through the seasons and the innocence and wisdom in the eyes of the children whose lives were so closely entwined with life on a rural Maine hill farm. After one look at her photographs, her innate artistic talent becomes immediately apparent: her use of natural light, the composition of her images, and her eye for detail lend a tremendously beautiful, evocative quality to her images. She turned the long exposures mandated by film at the turn of the century to her advantage, and somehow manages to create the illusion of motion in her photographs. Through her cameras, Nettie recorded the world that was so endearing to her, a world that has gone largely undocumented by photography. In doing so, she has given immortality to the people, buildings, and even the animals that were part of her life and her microcosm of society nearly a century ago, as well as giving us a rare insight into the intricacies of daily life in the nearby communities of Locke's Mills and Greenwood. Allow her to lead you back into life in rural Maine at the turn of the century: it is a journey worth making, and one that you will never forget.

    • Political Science

Politics at the Turn of the Century


Author: Arthur Melzer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461612861
Category: Political Science
Page: 400
View: 5638
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    • Music

Music at the Turn of Century

A 19th-century Music Reader
Author: Joseph Kerman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520068551
Category: Music
Page: 207
View: 2024
Turn-of-the-century modernists were involved, implicated, and often locked in a struggle with all the formidable legions of nineteenth-century music. The focus of this collection, essays originally published in the journal "19th-Century Music, is upon modernism in relation to its immediate heritage. Major composers whose reflections on the past come under consideration include Debussy, Mahler, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Bartok, and Ives, while older composers such as Liszt and Wolf figure as precursors of modernist harmony and sensibility. The contributors include many leading musicologists, critics, and music theorists known for their work on nineteenth- and twentieth-century music. Some of the essays deal closely with the new musical languages that evolved in that era; others deal with reception and performance issues. Many of them bring together insights from various subdisciplines to achieve a richer kind of composite scholarship than is available to traditional musical studies.

    • House & Home

Barber's Turn-of-the-Century Houses

Elevations and Floor Plans
Author: George F. Barber
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486141241
Category: House & Home
Page: 160
View: 4517
Created by a noted Knoxville, Tennessee, firm with a successful mail-order business, this architectural snapshot features working floor plans and fine drawings of over 80 distinctive vintage dwellings.

    • Social Science

Cheap Amusements


Author: Kathy Peiss
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781439905531
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 4966
The dilemmas of work and leisure for women at the turn-of-the-century.

    • History

Chicago at the Turn of the Century in Photographs

122 Historic Views from the Collections of the Chicago Historical Society
Author: Larry A. Viskochil
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486142329
Category: History
Page: 144
View: 6620
Rare large-format prints offer detailed views of City Hall, State Street, the Loop, Hull House, Union Station, many other landmarks, circa 1904-1913. Introduction. Captions. Maps.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Béla Bartók and Turn-of-the-Century Budapest


Author: Judit Frigyesi
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520222547
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 357
View: 3586
This text grounds Bartok's art in turn-of-the-century Hungary and its modernist movement. It argues that Hungarian modernism and Bartok's aesthetic should be understood in terms of a collective search for wholeness in life and art.

    • Art

Turn-of-the-century America

paintings, graphics, photographs, 1890-1910
Author: Patricia Hills,Whitney Museum of American Art
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 194
View: 4944

    • Religion and state

At the Turn of the Century

National Policy Issues in the Philippines
Author: Miriam Defensor Santiago
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion and state
Page: 224
View: 5222

    • Literary Criticism

Critical Condition

Feminism at the Turn of the Century
Author: Susan Gubar
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231502580
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
View: 923
Is feminism dead, as has been claimed by notable members of the media and the academy? Has feminist knowledge, with its proliferation of methodologies and fields, been purchased at the price of power? Are the conflicts among feminists evidence of self-destructive infighting or do they herald the emergence of innovative modes of inquiry? Given a feminism now ensconced within higher education as specialized or fractious scholarship, Susan Gubar's Critical Condition: Feminism at the Turn of the Century demonstrates that an invigorated concentration on activism and artistry can accentuate not the clinical or disparaging meaning of "critical" but its sense of compelling urgency and irreverent vitality. As a pioneer of feminist studies—and the object of some of the more rancorous criticism lodged against early feminist scholars—Gubar stands in a unique position to comment on current dilemmas. Moving beyond defensiveness produced by generational rivalry, the impasse propagated by smug deployments of identity politics, and the obscurity of poststructuralist theory, she claims that the very controversies that undermine feminism's unity also prove its resilience. Gubar begins by considering the volatile impact of gender on recent redefinitions of race, sexuality, religion, and class proposed by four important groups in contemporary feminism: African-American performance and visual artists, lesbian creative writers, Jewish-American women, and newly institutionalized female academics. She then addresses major divisions—including the rifts between various area studies and women's studies, as well as strains between generations—that both threaten and invigorate feminist inquiry. Gubar's forays into art and activism, politics, and the profession provide a sometimes distressing, sometimes comical, sometimes optimistic view of feminism emerging from a time of contention into a lively period of pluralized perspectives and disciplines.

    • History

Haverhill's Immigrants at the Turn of the Century


Author: Patricia Trainor O'Malley
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780752413631
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 3985
Haverhills immigrantsthey came for the jobs that were so plentiful in the booming shoe industry. They came to flee poverty, insecurity, and massacres. They came because their relatives had come before them, or because they would find old neighbors in this new place. Haverhill, Massachusetts, in the early twentieth century was a magnet for newcomers. They came from such diverse and faraway places as Asia Minor and Eastern Europe. They were Poles and Lithuanians, Greeks and Armenians, and Italians and French-Canadians. They joined the Yankees and Irish who had previously immigrated to the city. The result was a wonderful mix of customs, languages, religions, and names. The images in this book are family treasures. They have been lovingly taken down from places of honor on living room walls. They have come from boxes of family photographs, carefully preserved for future generations. Some photographs traveled with the immigrants from their homes far away. In all, this book offers a loving glimpse of some of the many people who helped to shape modern Haverhill. Haverhills immigrantsthey came for the jobs that were so plentiful in the booming shoe industry. They came to flee poverty, insecurity, and massacres. They came because their relatives had come before them, or because they would find old neighbors in this new place. Haverhill, Massachusetts, in the early twentieth century was a magnet for newcomers. They came from such diverse and faraway places as Asia Minor and Eastern Europe. They were Poles and Lithuanians, Greeks and Armenians, and Italians and French-Canadians. They joined the Yankees and Irish who had previously immigrated to the city. The result was a wonderful mix of customs, languages, religions, and names. The images in this book are family treasures. They have been lovingly taken down from places of honor on living room walls. They have come from boxes of family photographs, carefully preserved for future generations. Some photographs traveled with the immigrants from their homes far away. In all, this book offers a loving glimpse of some of the many people who helped to shape modern Haverhill.

    • Antiques & Collectibles

Men's Fashion Illustrations from the Turn of the Century


Author: Mitchell Co.,Jean L. Druesedow
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048613704X
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 112
View: 7778
Over 100 full-page, royalty-free illustrations document what well-dressed American men wore in early 1900s: checked and striped business suits, sporty knickers and jackets, elegant formal wear, long fur-trimmed coats. Includes variety of accessories.

    • Antiques & Collectibles

Turn-of-the-century Doors, Windows, and Decorative Millwork

The Mulliner Catalog of 1893
Author: Mulliner Box & Planing Co
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486285146
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 332
View: 8528
Descriptive captions, prices, and nearly 300 illustrations of window frames, sashes, doors, mouldings, mantels, embossed glass, scrollwork, balustrades, and more for home restorers and nostalgia buffs.

    • Journalism

Turn of the Century


Author: Albert Britt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Journalism
Page: 138
View: 8866

    • Photography

Turn-of-the-Century Photographs from San Diego, Texas


Author: Ana Carolina Castillo Crimm,Sara R. Massey
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292705227
Category: Photography
Page: 230
View: 2208
This collection of nearly one hundred photographs from the estate of amateur photographer William Hoffman captures the cosmopolitan town of San Diego at a vibrant moment in its history between 1898 to 1909. Grouped into the categories women at home, homes about town, men at work, children at school and church, families and friends, and entertainment, the photos offer an immediate visual understanding of the cultural and economic life of the community, enhanced by captions that identify the subjects and circumstances of the photos. An introductory historical chapter constitutes the first published history of Duval County, which was one of the most important areas of South Texas in the early twentieth century.

    • History

Conduct Unbecoming a Woman

Medicine on Trial in Turn-of-the-century Brooklyn
Author: Regina Markell Morantz-Sanchez
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195139283
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 8086
The author presents the case of surgeon Dr. Mary Dixon-Jones, who in 1889 Boston was the subject in two court cases -- one for manslaughter and the other for libel -- which became a 19th century sensation.

    • Architecture

100 Turn-of-the-Century Brick Bungalows with Floor Plans


Author: Rogers & Manson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486157679
Category: Architecture
Page: 128
View: 4248
Reprinted from rare 1912 catalog, this book presents 100 winning entries from a nationwide competition for brick bungalow designs. Superb renderings show houses in perspective, floor plans, some landscape planning — even a budget.