The New Firefighter's Cookbook

Author: John Sineno

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684818590

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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Shares recipes from the kitchens of firefighting chefs of the New York City Fire Department, including appetizers, soups, main courses, vegetable, side dishes, breads, and desserts

Fire engines, fire fighters

the men, equipment, and machines, from colonial days to the present

Author: Paul C. Ditzel

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN: 9780517460047

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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Provides a complete history of the American fire service from the earliest volunteer bucket brigades to the specialized professionals of today

Crucible of Fire

Nineteenth-Century Urban Fires and the Making of the Modern Fire Service

Author: Bruce Hensler

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597976849

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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Urban conflagrations, such as the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the Great Boston Fire the following year, terrorized the citizens of nineteenth-century American cities. However, urban rebirth in the aftermath of great fires offered a chance to shape the future. Ultimately residents and planners created sweeping changes in the methods of constructing buildings, planning city streets, engineering water distribution systems, underwriting fire insurance, and firefighting itself. Crucible of Fire describes how the practical knowledge gained from fighting nineteenth-century fires gave form and function to modern fire protection efforts. Changes in materials and building design resulted directly from tragedies such as fires in supposedly fireproof hotels. Thousands of buildings burned, millions of dollars were lost, the fire insurance industry faltered, and the nature of volunteerism changed radically before municipal authorities took the necessary actions. The great fires formed a crucible of learning for firefighters, engineers, architects, underwriters, and citizens. Veteran firefighter Bruce Hensler shows how the modern American fire service today is a direct result of the lessons of history and a rethinking of the efficacy of volunteerism in fighting fires. Crucible of Fire is an eye-opening look at today's fire service and a thorough examination of what firefighters, civic leaders, and ordinary citizens can do to protect their homes and communities from the mistakes of the past.

Seven Fires

The Urban Infernos that Reshaped America

Author: Peter Charles Hoffer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9781586483555

Category: History

Page: 460

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Discusses how urban fires have impacted American history, from the emergence of the modern skyscraper after Chicago's fire to the realization that modern emergency services need revamping after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Life on the Mississippi

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, American

Page: 26

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BUT the basin of the Mississippi is the BODY OF THE NATION. All the other parts are but members, important in themselves, yet more important in their relations to this. Exclusive of the Lake basin and of 300,000 square miles in Texas and New Mexico, which in many aspects form a part of it, this basin contains about 1,250,000 square miles. In extent it is the second great valley of the world, being exceeded only by that of the Amazon. The valley of the frozen Obi approaches it in extent; that of La Plata comes next in space, and probably in habitable capacity, having about eight-ninths of its area; then comes that of the Yenisei, with about seven-ninths; the Lena, Amoor, Hoang-ho, Yang-tse-kiang, and Nile, five-ninths; the Ganges, less than one-half; the Indus, less than one-third; the Euphrates, one-fifth; the Rhine, one-fifteenth. It exceeds in extent the whole of Europe, exclusive of Russia, Norway, and Sweden. IT WOULD CONTAIN AUSTRIA FOUR TIMES, GERMANY OR SPAIN FIVE TIMES, FRANCE SIX TIMES, THE BRITISH ISLANDS OR ITALY TEN TIMES. Conceptions formed from the river-basins of Western Europe are rudely shocked when we consider the extent of the valley of the Mississippi; nor are those formed from the sterile basins of the great rivers of Siberia, the lofty plateaus of Central Asia, or the mighty sweep of the swampy Amazon more adequate. Latitude, elevation, and rainfall all combine to render every part of the Mississippi Valley capable of supporting a dense population. AS A DWELLING-PLACE FOR CIVILIZED MAN IT IS BY FAR THE FIRST UPON OUR GLOBE.

The Girl in the Blue Beret

A Novel

Author: Bobbie Ann Mason

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812978870

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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A tale inspired by a true story traces the efforts of a family man who tracks down the French Resistance members who saved his life decades earlier, a quest for healing and closure during which he falls in love with a woman who was among his rescuers.

Constructing Architecture

Materials, Processes, Structures

Author: Andrea Deplazes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3764371900

Category: Architecture

Page: 508

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Now in its second edition: the trailblazing introduction and textbook on construction includes a new section on translucent materials and an article on the use of glass.

The Zombie Survival Guide

Complete Protection from the Living Dead

Author: Max Brooks

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 1400049628

Category: Humor

Page: 254

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An illustrated, comprehensive guide to surviving an attack by hordes of the predatory undead explains zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective weaponry and defense strategies, how to outfit one's home for a long siege, and how to survive in any territory or terrain. Original. 35,000 first printing.

A People's History of the United States

1492-Present

Author: Howard Zinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317325303

Category: History

Page: 744

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This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

The Lorax

Author: Dr. Seuss

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0394823370

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 70

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The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem.

Pittsburgh Film History

On Set in the Steel City

Author: John Tiech

Publisher: History Press Library Editions

ISBN: 9781540207333

Category: History

Page: 178

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"A history of film and television production in the Greater Pittsburgh area from the age of silent film through the early days of Fred Rogers' career in local public television and the production of cult film classics such as "Night of the Living Dead," up to the current boom in the city's film industry"--

Aircraft and Submarines

The Story of the Invention, Development, and Present-day Uses of War's Newest Weapons

Author: Willis John Abbot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 388

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Urban Memory

History and Amnesia in the Modern City

Author: Mark Crinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134315031

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Nine previously unpublished essays form an interdisciplinary assessment of urban memory in the modern city, analysing this burgeoning area of interest from the perspectives of sociology, architectural and art history, psychoanalysis, culture and critical theory. Featuring a wealth of illustrations, images, maps and specially commissioned artwork, this work applies a critical and creative approach to existing theories of urban memory, and examines how these ideas are actualised in the forms of the built environment in the modernist and post-industrial city. A particular area of focus is post-industrial Manchester, but the book also includes studies of current-day Singapore, New York after 9/11, modern museums in industrial gallery spaces, the writings of Paul Auster and W.G. Sebald, memorials built in concrete, and contemporary art.

The Negro

Author: W. E. B. Du Bois

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616403675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 154

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This is the classic history of the African peoples in Africa and the New World, a repudiation of the absurd belief, widely held in the post-Civil War period, that Africans had no civilization but the one foisted upon them by their slave-trading captors.Writing for a popular audience in 1915, DuBois, one of America's greatest writers, lays out in easy-to-read, nonacademic prose the striking and illustrious story of the complex history and varied cultures of Africa. He explores everything from the art and industry of the peoples of the continent to the dramatic impact the slave trade had both in Africa and on her descendants in the Western Hemisphere.Boldly proud and beautifully written, this essential work will delight readers of American and African history as well as students of great American literature.American writer, civil rights activist, and scholar WILLIAM EDWARD BURGHARDT DU BOIS (1868-1963) was the first black man to receive a PhD from Harvard University. A co-founder of the NAACP, he wrote a number of important books, including Black Folk, Then and Now (1899) and The Negro (1915).

Simple Justice

The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's Struggle for Equality

Author: Richard Kluger

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030754608X

Category: Law

Page: 880

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Simple Justice is the definitive history of the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education and the epic struggle for racial equality in this country. Combining intensive research with original interviews with surviving participants, Richard Kluger provides the fullest possible view of the human and legal drama in the years before 1954, the cumulative assaults on the white power structure that defended segregation, and the step-by-step establishment of a team of inspired black lawyers that could successfully challenge the law. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of the unanimous Supreme Court decision that ended legal segregation, Kluger has updated his work with a new final chapter covering events and issues that have arisen since the book was first published, including developments in civil rights and recent cases involving affirmative action, which rose directly out of Brown v. Board of Education. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Plot to Seize the White House

The Shocking TRUE Story of the Conspiracy to Overthrow F.D.R.

Author: Jules Archer

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1634500245

Category: History

Page: 288

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Many people might not know that in 1933, a group of wealthy industrialists—working closely with groups like the K.K.K. and the American Liberty League—planned to overthrow the U.S. government and run FDR out of office in a fascist coup. Readers will learn of their plan to turn unhappy war veterans into American “brown shirts,” depose F.D.R., and stop the New Deal. They asked Medal of Honor recipient and Marine Major General Smedley Darlington Butler to work with them and become the “first American Caesar.” Fortunately, Butler was a true patriot. Instead of working for the fascist coup, he revealed the plot to journalists and to Congress. Archer writes a compelling account of a ploy that would have turned FDR into fascist puppet, threatened American democracy and changed the course of history. This book not only reveals the truth behind this shocking episode in history, but also tells the story of the man whose courage and bravery prevented it from happening. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Labor Unrest in Scranton

Author: Margo L. Azzarelli,Marnie Azzarelli

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625856814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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On an August morning in 1877, a dispute over wages exploded between miners and coal company owners. A furious mob rushed down Lackawanna Avenue only to be met by a deadly hail of bullets. With its vast coal fields, mills and rail lines, Scranton became a hotbed for labor activity. Many were discontented by working endless and dangerous hours for minimal pay. The disputes mostly ended in losses for labor, but after a strike that lasted more than one hundred days, John Mitchell helped win higher wages, a shorter workday and better working conditions for coal miners. The legendary 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike Commission hearings began in Scranton, where famed lawyer Clarence Darrow championed workers’ rights. Local authors Margo and Marnie Azzarelli present this dramatic history and its lasting legacy.