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.

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 Belasco,Philip Scranton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136700692

Category: History

Page: 320

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This original collection abandons culinary nostalgia and the cataloguing of regional cuisines to examine the role of food and food marketing in constructing culture, consumer behavior, and national identity.

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)

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From the U.S. Government Printing Office

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Government publications

Page: N.A

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Video Sourcebook

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414400990

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4000

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From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.

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.

Molekulares Rot

Theorie für das Anthropozän

Author: McKenzie Wark

Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3957574412

Category: History

Page: 392

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»Vielleicht brauchen wir eine neue kritische Theorie. Oder eine neu-alte, denn wie sich herausstellt, gab es bereits einmal eine kraftvolle und originelle Denkströmung, die in einem früheren, gescheiterten Versuch, die Vorgeschichte – die Zeit vor dem Anthropozän – zu beenden, beinahe ausgelöscht worden wäre.« Im Rückgriff auf die Ideengeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts, insbesondere auf Alexander Bogdanov und Andrej Platonow, versucht McKenzie Wark in diesem radikalen Großessay die Grundlegung einer Theorie für das Anthropozän. Er fordert dabei einen alternativen – und keinen spekulativen – Realismus. Einen Realismus, der für plurale, sich mit anderen Geschichten befassende Narrative offen ist. Im Schatten der Kohlenstoffbefreiungsfront ruft er dazu auf, eine neue Poetik und Technik zur Wissensorganisation zu erschaffen, und wagt es, die Misere unserer Zeit neu zu denken.