Across. America. Table of Contents. LONDON. TO. CHICAGO. Table of Contents
Travelling in generations past was an important event in one's life, but now a
journey across an ocean and a continent is a very commonplace affair. Books of
Author: C. F. Dowsett
Publisher: Good Press
"A start in life. A journey across America. Fruit farming in California" by C. F. Dowsett. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
With a clever blend of women’s history, technological history, and American roading geography, this is a celebration of unstoppable women making strides in twentieth-century America. Christy Ottaviano Books
Author: Sarah Glenn Marsh
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Writer Sarah Glenn Marsh and illustrator Gilbert Ford's Alice Across America is a nonfiction picture book account of maverick Alice Ramsey, the first woman to drive a car across America in 1909. When Alice Ramsey was little, she loved to ride horses. As she grew up, more people were driving cars. From the moment Alice slid behind the wheel, she was crazy about cars. So when the Maxwell-Briscoe Company challenged her to drive one of their new cars across the country as a promotional ploy to prove that even a lady could do it, Alice daringly accepted. With several women by her side, these brazen drivers sustained many hardships over the course of a remarkable two-month journey and far surpassed all expectations. With a clever blend of women’s history, technological history, and American roading geography, this is a celebration of unstoppable women making strides in twentieth-century America. Christy Ottaviano Books
In Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans, Birmingham, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C., his students hear both the official story of prejudice and the street story from people living and dealing with racism on a daily basis ...
Author: James Waller
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Social Science
The experiences of a teacher and his white students on a nationwide trek toward racial understanding In 1998 James Waller took twenty-one white college students from Washington state on a month-long journey. Prejudice Across America is the record of their interaction with the American Indian, Asian American, African American, Hispanic, and Jewish experiences nationwide. Few books have so directly and humanly captured the moment when whites confront the realities of those living as a minority in America. Waller reports here on this innovative and award-winning trek. In Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans, Birmingham, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C., his students hear both the official story of prejudice and the street story from people living and dealing with racism on a daily basis. Prejudice Across America is as much the journal of these travelers and what they face as it is a sweeping, up-close survey of the nation's racial landscape. The students walk the cheerless halls of a South Side housing project in Chicago, experience the agitated aftermath of the Olympic Games in Atlanta, and attend a briefing with President Clinton's Initiative on Race. All along the way, they hold wide-ranging group discussions and experience the unpredictable adventure of traveling by train, plane, and public transit. Drawing on student journals and on interviews with community leaders and activists throughout the country, Waller paints a compelling and provocative portrait of the nation's prejudice. In addition, Prejudice Across America includes analyses of the obstacles to reconciliation in each of the cities on the tour's itinerary. As they travel, students confront the thorny issues of race in America, face down stereotypical thoughts, prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory behaviors, and uncover more tough questions than easy answers. As Waller and another group of students prepare for a similar trek in 2001, Prejudice Across America will allow readers to join them in introspection and self-discovery in the urban reality of an America where diversity isn't simply a buzzword, but a way of life.
Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner.
Author: Geronimo Stilton
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love. I, Geronimo Stilton, am not a big fan of races. I like to take my time and smell the cheese! But when my friend Bruce Hyena invited me to race across America on my bicycle, I just couldn't resist. And holey cheese, what a fabumouse adventure we had!
Highly readable and accessible book that deals with an incendiary topic in a non-polemical way Brings together previously unpublished data on historical gun laws in America Addresses such timely issues as the 'stand your ground' controversy ...
Author: Robert Spitzer
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Political Science
Highly readable and accessible book that deals with an incendiary topic in a non-polemical way Brings together previously unpublished data on historical gun laws in America Addresses such timely issues as the 'stand your ground' controversy, the 'right of rebellion, ' the debate over the regulation of assault weapons, and the fundamental question of whether the government does or should possess a monopoly over the use of force
A TRUCKER IN FLORIDA GETS PICKED UP BY BIGFOOT: I saw this thing come up to the door of the cab.
Author: Philip L. Rife
A TRUCKER IN FLORIDA GETS PICKED UP BY BIGFOOT: I saw this thing come up to the door of the cab. This thing was tall, covered with darkish hair. It stuck its face right into the cab. When the thing leaned in, its body brushed against my feet. That's how close we were. These two huge hands grabbed my legs. I was dragged out of the truck. The thing just tucked me under one of his arms like I was a rag doll. My head was pushed down into that fur, and I almost gagged from the stench. With me under his arm, he walked around to the front of the truck. He moved in front of the lights and looked at me. It was as if he was inspecting me and deciding whether to keep me or throw me away. I knew I was in bad trouble if he dragged me off. I didn't know what he wanted with me. I just knew I wanted out of there. (from Chapter 4)
Baked goods have always been a popular comfort food for Americans, and this compilation of more than three hundred recipes, culled from regional cookbooks dating from 1890 to the present, celebrates the history and warmth of bread baking.
Author: Arthur L. Meyer
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Baked goods have always been a popular comfort food for Americans, and this compilation of more than three hundred recipes, culled from regional cookbooks dating from 1890 to the present, celebrates the history and warmth of bread baking. UP.
Beaders of all skill levels will enjoy the stories behind the artists and this expansive collection of 30 unique projects presented by some of the top names in the hobby including Sherri Serafini, Amy Katz, and Paulette Baron.
Author: Sherry Serafini
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
In this beautiful celebration of national bead artisans and their native regions, readers will gain a perspective on how artists’ locations can influence their work. Beaders of all skill levels will enjoy the stories behind the artists and this expansive collection of 30 unique projects presented by some of the top names in the hobby including Sherri Serafini, Amy Katz, and Paulette Baron. Each artist presents a piece, tells the story behind it, and offers how-to instructions. Projects are inspirational for anyone who loves beading.
The story of Charley Pyle's 3,400-mile cross country race and extravaganza and the men who endured 84 days of mountains, deserts, mud, and sandstorms to compete for a $25,000 grand prize.
Author: Charles B. Kastner
Publisher: UNM Press
Provides an account of the First Annual International Trans-continental Foot Race in 1928, a contest founded by sports promoter Charles C. Pyle who promised a $25,000 prize to the winner of the race which required participants to cover 3,400 miles, from Los Angeles to New York, in eighty-four days.
Not just for tourists, the Lincoln Highway accelerated the processes of social mobility, changed our geography, and led inexorably to a new America. This is an important story, well researched and beautifully, perceptively told.
The authors contacted native signers in 25 states to find out their signs for 130 selected words. The results -- more that 1,200 signs -- are illustrated in this book.
Author: Edgar H. Shroyer
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Signs Across America provides a fascinating and unique look at regional variations in American Sign Language (ASL). The authors contacted native signers in 25 states to find out their signs for 130 selected words. The results -- more that 1,200 signs -- are illustrated in this book. It is an invaluable reference for teachers of American Sign Language that explores the subtle differences in signs from different geographic areas.
Some of these markers exemplify what historian Francis Jennings calls “the cant
of conquest” (see 7, 35, and 68), but no one reading them can fail to understand
that Native Americans lived all across America and contested the seizure of their
Author: James W. Loewen
Publisher: The New Press
A fully updated and revised edition of the book USA Today called “jim-dandy pop history,” by the bestselling, American Book Award–winning author "The most definitive and expansive work on the Lost Cause and the movement to whitewash history." —Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans From the author of the national bestseller Lies My Teacher Told Me, a completely updated—and more timely than ever—version of the myth-busting history book that focuses on the inaccuracies, myths, and lies on monuments, statues, national landmarks, and historical sites all across America. In Lies Across America, James W. Loewen continues his mission, begun in the award-winning Lies My Teacher Told Me, of overturning the myths and misinformation that too often pass for American history. This is a one-of-a-kind examination of historic sites all over the country where history is literally written on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, historic houses, forts, and ships. New changes and updates include: • a town in Louisiana that was the site of a major but now-forgotten slave uprising • a totally revised tour of the memory and intentional forgetting of slavery and the Civil War in Richmond, Virginia • the hideout of a gang in Delaware that made money by kidnapping free blacks and selling them into slavery Entertaining and enlightening, Lies Across America also has a serious role to play in contemporary debates about white supremacy and Confederate memorials.
Other than when she had to work we spent every waking hour of our time
together. I told her of all the things I had seen and done while on my trip across America during the day and at night we stayed intertwined in each other's bodies,
Author: Kevin Lake
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Homeless Across America" is the story of a man who went from being a successful stock broker and family man to being a homeless vagabond, traveling around the country and living out of the back of his truck. Lake's journey took him to the homes of some of our greatest Presidents such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Harry Truman. He walked the fields of several decisive battles that occurred on our nation's soil such as the Battle of New Orleans and the fight at the Alamo. He traveled much of the very coarse that the Lewis and Clark expedition had traveled more than two hundred years ago while mapping out our nation. Lake's travels and the experiences they provided for him played a bigger part in his personal life as well. They helped him overcome many of the negative feelings he had about his own personal circumstances by causing him to realize that practically anyone who had ever lived as opposed to simply exist had gone through some sort of turmoil in their past but had made it through to go on to see brighter days.