History of Scranton and Its People, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Frederick L. Hitchcock

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780260229571

Category: Reference

Page: 666

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Excerpt from History of Scranton and Its People, Vol. 1 The production of this work is not of my initiation. I had no ambition in that direction. For more than two years I had at different times been approached with the idea, but not until friends in whose judgment 1 was bound to have confidence, who believed-the time fully ripe for such an undertaking, and that in virtue of the fact that m-y residence here reached back nearly to the beginning, persuaded me that it was my duty to entertain the suggestion, did I consider the matter. Without experience, I did not size up the task, either in its importance or the work involved. However, I have done my best, and do not care to apologize. It has been said that a man needs to build three houses before he can think of satisfying himself. I know a man who built two houses and forgot a very important stairway in. The third; so there is perhaps little hope of much improvement in another effort, if that were possible. True history is not amere dry narrative of events, but out of them we try to bring into perspective the rounded picture of things done, the marshalling of achievements, with their heroisms and sacrifices, which make up the ever continuing tragedy of that, we call - for want of an adequate name - the life of a community. Here one's powers fail. What mere narrative can do justice to the romance, the heroism, the tragedy, of the first decade of Scranton's exist ence? The stalwart leader of that intrepid coterie of pioneers went to an early and untimely grave from that ten years of blood sweating, and his coadjutors, every one, fell by the wayside long before men of their stamina should have succumbed. To appreciate in any measure their work, one needs to go back to those pioneer days and conditions, get into that atmosphere and put oneself into their place. To enable the reader to do this has been my effort, and I hope not without some success. As one enters this field he will be more and more impressed with the courage and ability of the men of those early days, as well as of many who came after them. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Learning to Die in the Anthropocene

Reflections on the End of a Civilization

Author: Roy Scranton

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 087286670X

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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An Iraq War vet's bracing, visionary response to the challenge posed by global warming and his hope in the humanities.

Witnessing Their Faith

Religious Influence on Supreme Court Justices and Their Opinions

Author: Jay Alan Sekulow

Publisher: Sheed & Ward

ISBN: 146167543X

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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When it was ratified in 1791, the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States sought to protect against two distinct types of government actions that interfere with religious liberty: the establishment of a national religion and interference with individual rights to practice religion.

Food Nations

Selling Taste in Consumer Societies

Author: Warren James Belasco,Philip Scranton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415930765

Category: History

Page: 288

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Featuring the work of some of the most established scholars in the food studies field, Food Nations looks at the connections between food, culture, and commerce. The essays in this collection pick at what we eat for all its ideological and political implications, such as Foodscapes in Los Angeles, the politics of the California avocado, or the cultural subtext of baby food.

The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes

His Fortunes and Adversities

Author: N.A

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590171325

Category: Fiction

Page: 118

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"The bastard son of a prostitute, Lazarillo goes to work for a blind beggar, who beats and starves him, while teaching him some very useful dirty tricks. The boy then drifts in and out of the service of a succession of masters, each vividly sketched and together revealing the corrupt world of imperial Spain. Its miseries are made all the more apparent by the candor and surprising good cheer with which young Lazarillo recounts his ever more curious fate"--Publisher's description.

Made in the Twentieth Century

A Guide to Contemporary Collectibles

Author: Larry R. Paul

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810845633

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 334

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This guide is designed to help everyone from dealers to laypeople quickly establish the approximate production date of most twentieth century manufactured items. By relating the information in this book to the various clues provided by the object you are trying to date, it should be possible to narrow down the time frame of possible production, in many cases, to within several years of manufacture.

Studies in Maimonides and His Interpreters

Author: Marc B. Shapiro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781589661653

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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More than 800 years after his death, the figure of Moses Maimonides—rabbi, philosopher, doctor, and communal leader—continues to fascinate. Studies in Maimonides and His Interpreters unites the traditional rabbinic approach and the modern academic perspective to forge a new understanding of this iconic teacher. This groundbreaking work by Marc B. Shapiro, which includes an essay on Maimonides’ approach to superstition in rabbinic literature and features three previously unpublished letters by Rabbi Joseph Kafih, will be essential reading for scholars and students of Jewish studies.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1959: July-December

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 914

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Includes Part 1, Number 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (July - December)

Reimagining Greenville

Building the Best Downtown in America

Author: John Boyanoski

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 162584042X

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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People everywhere have hailed downtown Greenville as one of the best in America. From its tree-lined Main Street to its bustling riverfront to the gardens around its cascading waterfalls, the city inspired numerous other cities to try and duplicate its success. Using unique public-private partnerships, the revitalization of downtown Greenville was a true collaborative effort that helped to create a walkable and livable downtown. The city also boasts amazing modern and traditional art as well as a host of top-notch restaurants. Once considered just a business-only town, Greenville has emerged as a metropolitan destination. In this updated edition, authors John Boyanoski and Mayor Knox White detail the toils and tribulations that produced a world-class city.

Foreigners, Refugees or Minorities?

Rethinking People in the Context of Border Controls and Visas

Author: Dr Sergio Carrera,Professor Didier Bigo,Professor Elspeth Guild

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409474054

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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When immigration policy and the treatment of Roma collide in international relations there are surprising consequences which are revelatory of the underlying tensions between internal and external policies in the European Union. This book examines the relationship of citizenship, ethnicity and international relations and how these three aspects of the State, its people and its neighbours relate to one another. It studies the wide issue of international relations, citizenship and minority discrimination through the lens of the case study of European Roma who seek refugee status in Canada on account of their persecution in Europe. The volume assesses the relationships among citizenship, state protection and persecution and minority status, and how they can intersect with and destabilize foreign affairs. The central background to the book is the European treatment of Roma, their linkages with visa and asylum policies and their human rights repercussions . The various contributions reveal how modern liberal democracies can find themselves in contradictory positions concerning their citizens - when these are looking for protection abroad - and foreigners - in search of international protection - as a consequence of visa and pre-border surveillance policies and practices.

Man's Search for Meaning

Author: Viktor E. Frankl

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807014281

Category: Psychology

Page: 168

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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful. At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, Man's Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found Man's Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America.

When Biospheres Collide

A History of Nasa's Planetary Protection Programs (Nasa History Publication Sp-2011-4234)

Author: Michael Meltzer,Nasa History Office

Publisher: www.Militarybookshop.CompanyUK

ISBN: 9781780397016

Category: Science

Page: 542

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NASA SP-2011-4234. This book presents the history of planetary protection by tracing the responses to the concerns on NASA's missions to the Moon, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and many smaller bodies of our solar system. The book relates the extensive efforts put forth by NASA to plan operations and prepare space vehicles that return exemplary science without contaminating the biospheres of other worlds or our own. To protect irreplaceable environments, NASA has committed to conducting space exploration in a manner that is protective of the bodies visited, as well as of our own planet.

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From the U.S. Government Printing Office

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Government publications

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Kike Wadatsumi No Koe

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

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When this volume first appeared in Japan almost exactly a half century ago, the impact was immediate and dramatic. It became the psychological wellspring for the Japanese postwar peace movement. One person it deeply influenced was Dr. Midori Yamanouchi, who resolved to finally make it more widely available by translating it into English with the help of Joseph Quinn, S.J. It is a deeply moving collection of diaries written by young Japanese soldiers who gave their lives in a series of battles going from China, through the Pacific to the skies closer to Japan. Many of them were cultivated young university students, full of life and dreams, reflecting on the beauty of life, the love of their families and the painful duty that was their lot. Most moving, in the latter part of the book, are the thoughts of the kamikaze pilots, especially those drafted into the suicide squadron in its last desperate stages. These voices are sad voices, the now stilled voices of tragedy. Kike Wadatsumi no Koe or Listen to the Voices from the Sea was a best seller in Japan at the time it came out, followed by a movie version. Overall, an insight into war and the human spirit that rivals such western classics as The Red Badge of Courage or All Quiet on the Western Front.

A Capitol Journey

Reflections on the Press, Politics, and the Making of Public Policy in Pennsylvania

Author: Vincent P. Carocci

Publisher: Penn State University Press

ISBN: 9780271025469

Category: History

Page: 298

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Vincent Carocci's story is the story of a professional lifetime in and around Pennsylvania state government. He describes the characters who covered the news in the State Capitol, their work habits, their character, their strengths, and their foibles. Carocci's story is also the story of the legislative process and those who gave it life and breath. He describes an unpredictable, sometimes unsightly process of politics, personal machinations, and legislative reorganizations. Finally, Carocci's story is the story of Pennsylvania governors, six in all, who assumed the pinnacle of political power in the state - their successes, their shortcomings, and, above all, their legacies. Having worked most closely with Robert Casey, Carocci recounts the many trials and tribulations of his two terms in office, including the 1992 Democratic convention when Casey's steadfast opposition to abortion made him a virtual outcast within his own party, and the recurring medical problems that challenged him throughout his tenure.