L.A. noir : the struggle for the soul of America's most by Buntin, John; Parker, William Henry; Cohen, Mickey

By Buntin, John; Parker, William Henry; Cohen, Mickey

A journalist and case author offers a social historical past of l. a., from Prohibition to the Watts riots, concentrating on the long-running battle among infamous gangster Mickey Cohen, and the guy who might develop into the city's most renowned police leader, William H. Parker.

summary: A journalist and case author offers a social heritage of l. a., from Prohibition to the Watts riots, concentrating on the long-running conflict among infamous gangster Mickey Cohen, and the fellow who could develop into the city's most renowned police leader, William H. Parker

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Urban Disorder and the Shape of Belief: The Great Chicago by Carl Smith

By Carl Smith

The good Chicago fireplace of 1871, the Haymarket bombing of 1886, and the making and unmaking of the version city of Pullman—these outstanding occasions in what many thought of the crucial American urban pressured humans around the state to confront the illness that appeared unavoidably to accompany city progress and social swap. during this booklet, Carl Smith explores the resourceful dimensions of those occasions as he lines the evolution of ideals that more and more associated urban, sickness, and social truth within the minds of usa citizens. learning a extraordinary diversity of writings and illustrations, in addition to protests, public gatherings, trials, hearings, and concrete reform and building efforts, Smith argues that those 3 events—and the general public expertise of the them—not in simple terms trained each other, yet jointly formed how american citizens observed, and proceed to determine, town.

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Rediscover the hidden New Jersey by Russell Roberts

By Russell Roberts

Did you know—

—that a brand new Jerseyan was once the 1st president of the United States?
—that New Jersey was once the location of the 1st equipped university soccer game?
—that New Jersey was once the positioning of 1 of the main devastating espionage assaults of worldwide struggle I?
—that the heroics of a brand new Jersey lady stored hundreds of thousands of individuals from demise of yellow fever?
—that one of many first American people heroes lived in New Jersey—and jumped off waterfalls?

These and different attention-grabbing tales are available within the newly updated Rediscover the Hidden New Jersey, a treasury of latest Jersey tales that commemorate the original history and significance of the backyard kingdom. Russell Roberts has scoured New Jersey, from excessive aspect to Cape may possibly, to carry readers a pleasant potpourri of evidence, essays, lists, photographs, tales, and legends approximately New Jersey. Readers will find out how New Jersey was once the heart of the movie universe, the beginning of the Jersey satan and different renowned tall stories, the place Norman Mailer and Abbot & Costello have been born, the place Aaron Burr and Leo, the M-G-M lion, lie buried, and masses extra. know about the geology of recent Jersey, learn about the state’s ever-changing climate, and the way New Jersey used to be selected for the recognized (or notorious) battle of the Worlds radio broadcast that panicked the country. All this and extra is in Rediscover the Hidden New Jersey, the last word New Jersey book.

This revised version comprises new sections on Lawnside, the Morris Canal, Albert Einstein in Princeton, The Bordentown handbook education university, Rockefeller/Ocean County Park, the bicycle railroad, Morro citadel, Alice Paul, and more.

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Seated by the Sea: The Maritime History of Portland, Maine, by Michael C. Connolly

By Michael C. Connolly

For many years, Portland, Maine, was once the nearest ice-free port to Europe. As such, it was once key to the delivery of Canadian wheat around the Atlantic, wasting its prominence purely after WWII, as containerization got here to dominate all transport and Portland shifted its concentration to tourism. Michael Connolly deals an in-depth research of the on-shore exertions strength that made the port functionality from the mid-nineteenth in the course of the mid-twentieth centuries. He exhibits how Irish immigrants changed and supplanted the present West Indian employees and proven benevolent societies and unions that have been closed to blacks. utilizing this interesting urban and those hardworking longshoremen as a case learn, he sheds mild on a bigger story of ethnicity, type, regionalism, and globalization.

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The lost land: the Chicano image of the Southwest by John R. Chávez

By John R. Chávez

“Seeks to illustrate that Chicanos, accurately as a result of their long-standing presence within the sector, have built their very own pictures of the Southwest, a lot of which clash sharply with Anglo-American views.”—Raymund A. Paredes, college of California, Los Angeles“A boldly conceived, wide-ranging essay that grapples thoughtfully with complicated and sophisticated issues.”—David J. Weber

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Along the Ramparts of the Tetons: The Saga of Jackson Hole, by Robert B. Betts

By Robert B. Betts

The tremendous valley of Jackson gap on the base of the hovering Teton variety has lengthy been a degree on which a extraordinary sequence of occasions has been acted out by way of an both amazing solid of characters. this is often that tale, advised with a verve and pleasure which brings the earlier alive. In those pages, the reader will witness the dramatic production of the Tetons; the coming of the 1st people, bands of fur-clad Early Hunters who ventured into the valley a few 10,000 years in the past; the arrival and going of the later Indian tribes; and the approximately awesome trip of John Colter, who again in 1807 is related to were the 1st white guy to have discovered his means during the desolate tract and into Jackson gap.

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Prisoners of myth: the leadership of the Tennessee Valley by Erwin C. Hargrove

By Erwin C. Hargrove

Prisoners of fantasy is the 1st entire heritage of the Tennessee Valley Authority from its production to the current day. it's also a telling case learn of organizational evolution and decline. development on Philip Selznick's vintage paintings TVA and the Grass Roots (1949), a seminal textual content within the theoretical examine of forms, Erwin Hargrove analyzes the organizational tradition of the TVA by means of the activities of its leaders over six decades--from the heroic years of the hot Deal and international battle II during the postwar interval of consolidation and development to the time of problems from 1970 onward, whilst the TVA ran afoul of environmental laws, equipped an immense nuclear energy application that it will probably no longer keep an eye on, and sought new missions for which there have been no constituencies. The founding delusion of multipurpose nearby improvement used to be inappropriately pursued within the Nineteen Seventies and '80s by way of leaders who grew to become "prisoners of fantasy" of their try to hold the TVA heroic. A decentralized association, which had labored good on the grass roots, used to be tricky to redirect because the nuclear genii spun uncontrolled. TVA autonomy from Washington, as soon as a advantage, obscured political responsibility. This research develops a big new thought approximately institutional functionality within the face of old switch.

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To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South by Prof. Robert Cassanello

By Prof. Robert Cassanello

What defines a city's public area? Who designates such parts, who determines their makes use of, and who will get to exploit them? state-of-the-art "Occupy" stream has introduced frequent cognizance to those concerns, yet Robert Cassanello demonstrates that such questions were a part of city lifestyles for greater than a century. Rough-and-tumble nineteenth-century Jacksonville serves as a springboard to his exploration of social transformation in Florida and the South. whilst unfastened black males within the urban first started to vote, conservative lawmakers driven blacks from white public areas in an effort to make blacks voiceless--invisible--in the general public sq. and therefore making the general public sphere a white area. The reaction was once a black counter public that every now and then flourished clandestinely and at different instances challenged racism within the public sphere. Fortified through the theories of Henri Lefebvre, David Harvey, and Jurgen Habermas, this is often the 1st publication to target the tumultuous emergence of the African American operating category in Jacksonville among Reconstruction and the Twenties. Cassanello brings to gentle a number of the purposes Jacksonville, like Birmingham, Alabama, and different towns during the South, keeps to fight with its contentious racial previous.

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Nekton by Yu. G. Aleyev (auth.)

By Yu. G. Aleyev (auth.)

1. Nekton as an ecomorphological kind of biont The time period nekton was once steered and used for the 1st time in 1890 through E. Haeckel in his ebook Plankton-Studien. Etymologically the note nekton derives from the Greek VTJKTTJP, i.e. swimming. As Haeckel outlined it, nekton describes jointly all swimming animals which are 'free to settle on their path', i.e. can face up to a robust present of water and, precise from planktonic animals, pass the place they need. whereas giving a common proposal of the dividing line among plankton and nekton, Haeckel's definition, which has performed an incredible function in shaping our principles approximately nekton, this present day now not offers a adequate foundation for ecological and useful morphological investigations, because it offers no chance of quantitatively assessing both the boundary among plankton and nekton or that among nekton and different ecomorphological varieties of biont. therefore Parin (1968), continuing from Haeckel's precept, believes that during the epipelagic area of the sea the minimal dimension of nektonic fishes with a well-developed skill for energetic swimming might be among 15 and 30 cm, as fishes shorter than 15 cm are not able to counter oceanic currents. in the meantime younger Leucaspius (Leucaspius delineatus) in simple terms 1.5 cm lengthy, saw by means of this author in ponds close to Moscow proved able to energetic horizontal migrations around the complete physique of water, which, if Haeckel's definition is permitted, brings the border among planktonic and nektonic fish as a result to among 1.5 and 2.0 cm.

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