History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942-2002

Author: Thomas A. Manning

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781376984057

Category: History

Page: 394

View: 3183


This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Gooney Bird Is So Absurd

Author: Lois Lowry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547348537

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 7484


The fourth hilarious title in Lowis Lowry's popular Gooney Bird series! It’s a cold January at the Watertower Elementary School—the perfect weather for Gooney Bird Greene to break out her special brain-warming hat! It's a good thing she has one. Gooney Bird's brain will need to be as warm as possible this month, because Mrs. Pidgeon is teaching her class about poetry. Who knew there could be so many different ways to write a poem? Haikus, couplets, limericks—Mrs. Pidgeon’s students soon find that writing good poetry takes a lot of hard work and creative thinking. Gooney Bird and her classmates are up to the challenge. But just when things are going well, the kids get some terrible news. Gooney Bird will need all the inspiration her brain can muster to organize the most important poem the class has ever written.

The Cahokia Atlas

A Historical Atlas of Cahokia Archaeology

Author: Melvin Leo Fowler

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780964488137

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

View: 6280


Colonial Ste. Genevieve

An Adventure on the Mississippi Frontier

Author: Carl J. Ekberg

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809333805

Category: History

Page: 517

View: 3770


"First published by Patrice Press in 1985. Second edition published in 1996"--Title page verso.

The Maze Runner

Author: James Dashner

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 1908435488

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 334

View: 3586


When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade - a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they came to be there - or what's happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything - even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horror that patrol its corridors, to try and find out.

Remembering Mascoutah ...

Reflecting on What's Been Going on in Our Hometown

Author: Marilyn R. Welch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781631102554


Page: N.A

View: 6138


Remembering Mascoutah . . . Reflecting on What's Been Going on in Our Hometown is a local history book of Mascoutah, St. Clair County, Illinois. It encourages readers to reflect on the times and events in the lives of those who lived in this community--from the activities of the native Americans who inhabited this area in early times until those of its present-day multicultural citizens.Accounts within the book relate that the earliest citizens of the small town of Mascoutah, German immigrants, established some of their native traditions and preferences, as well as their work ethics, which had a profound influence in shaping this immediate area. The town was further shaped by incoming coal miners desperately looking for a means to support their families. Being a military town since 1917, another facet of life has added to our town's attributes. Military-dependent children are educated in the Mascoutah schools and our military families have always been actively involved with long-time residents in educational, religious, and governmental outreaches of the immediate area, Throughout history, each segment of the citizenship has given and received benefits of living in this community.The stories of Mascoutah folk document details of issues and solutions to problematic circumstances in the life of the community and proclaim the joy of sharing in hard-won victories of her people. This book hopes to motivate readers to courageously set their goals high and to be assured of the benefits of living in an area with a small-town caring attitude, with an outstanding educational system, and within an easy drive of the benefits of a large metropolitan area.The intended target readers of this book are new and prospective residents who want to become better acquainted with the community, long-time present-day residents who want to recall shared experiences, former residents (especially military families) who spent part of their lives as Mascoutans, and present day Mascoutah families, particularly students, who are interested in and may be inspired to become positive contributors to their municipalities wherever they may live.

America's First Black Town

Brooklyn, Illinois, 1830-1915

Author: Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252025372

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 2929


"Founded by Chance, Sustained by Courage", Brooklyn, Illinois, was a magnet for African Americans from its founding by free and fugitive Blacks in the 1820s. Initially attractive to escaped slaves and others seeking to live in a Black-majority town, Brooklyn later drew Black migrants eager to commute to jobs in East St. Louis and other industrial centers as an alternative to eking out a living in agriculture. Ultimately, however, this very proximity to the industrializing city led to a destructive economic dependency that poisoned the ground for Brooklyn's self-determination. Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua traces Brooklyn's transformation from a freedom village into a residential commuter satellite that supplied cheap labor to the city and the region. He examines why Brooklyn remained unindustrialized while factories and industrial complexes were built in nearly all the neighboring white-majority towns. As Brooklyn's population tilted more heavily toward single young men employed in the factories and as the city's cheaper retail businesses drew the town's consumer dollars, local businesses -- except those catering to nightlife and vice -- withered away. Drawing on town records, regional and African American newspapers, census data, and other sources, Cha-Jua provides a detailed social and political history of America's first Black town. He places Brooklyn in the context of Black-town development and African American nationalism and documents the dedicated efforts of its Black citizens to achieve political control and build a thriving, autonomous, Black-majority community. America's First Black Town challenges scholarly assumptions that Black political control necessarily leads to internalunity and economic growth. Outlining dynamics that presaged the post-1960s plight of Gary, Detroit, and other Black-dominated cities, Cha-Jua confirms that, despite Brooklyn's heroic struggle for autonomy, Black control was not enough to stem the corrosive tide of internal colonialism.

Hidden America

From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work

Author: Jeanne Marie Laskas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110160056X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 6995


An Oprah.com “Must-Read Book” Award-winning journalist Jeanne Marie Laskas reveals “enlightening, entertaining, and often poignant”* profiles of America's working class—the forgotten men and women who make our country run. Take the men of Hopedale Mining company in Cadiz, Ohio. Laskas spent several weeks with them, both below and above ground, and by the end, you will know not only about their work, but about Pap and his dying mom, Smitty and the mail-order bride who stood him up at the airport, and Scotty and his thwarted dreams of becoming a boxing champion. That is only one hidden world. Others that she explores: an Alaskan oil rig, a migrant labor camp in Maine, the air traffic control center at LaGuardia Airport in New York, a beef ranch in Texas, a landfill in California, a long-haul trucker in Iowa, a gun shop in Arizona, and the Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleaders, mere footnotes in the moneymaking spectacle that is professional football. “Jeanne Marie Laskas is a reporting and writing powerhouse. She doesn’t just interview the people who dig our coal and extract our oil, she goes deep into the mines and tundra with them. With beauty, wit, curiosity, and grace, she finds the hidden soul of America. Hidden America is essential reading.”—Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Catholic St. Louis

A Pictorial History

Author: William Barnaby Faherty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933370835

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 7824


The history of the Catholic Church in St. Louis is dominated by strong personalities and architectural grandeur. In Catholic St. Louis: A Pictorial History, rich text and photography capture the people and places that have defined Catholicism in a historic, and historically Catholic, city. Renowned historian William Barnaby Faherty, S.J., delivers concise historical sketches of the integral people and the landmark houses of worship; and photographer Mark Scott Abeln captures nearly forty different area churches in majestic fashion. From the eighteenth-century Holy Family Church in Cahokia to the overwhelming Cathedral Basilica to the modern St. Anselm's in Creve Coeur, St. Louis's churches are significant, not to mention spectacular. This coffee-table book truly presents Catholic St. Louis in all its splendor.

Albion's Seed

Four British Folkways in America

Author: David Hackett Fischer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199743698

Category: History

Page: 972

View: 1986


This fascinating book is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional cultures which were created by British colonists, even while preserving ethnic identities at the same time. In this sense, nearly all Americans are "Albion's Seed," no matter what their ethnicity may be. The concluding section of this remarkable book explores the ways that regional cultures have continued to dominate national politics from 1789 to 1988, and still help to shape attitudes toward education, government, gender, and violence, on which differences between American regions are greater than between European nations.

Richmond Heights, 1868-1940

Author: Joellen Gamp McDonald,Ruth Nichols Keenoy

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738539928

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 7852


The city of Richmond Heights, located in St. Louis County, is a community rich in history. Incorporated in 1913, Richmond Heights was established as a residential suburb of St Louis. Early residents included the McCutcheon, Barron, Niesen, Grove, Brennan, Gay, Buehning, and DeBolt families. The introduction of modern highways and commerce altered the city's physical character, which prompted this publication. The authors hope this book encourages the citizens of Richmond Heights -- and others -- to embrace the city's history and promote preservation of its historic resources.

A Giraffe and a Half

Author: Shel Silverstein

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780060256562

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 8298


If you had a giraffe and he stretched another half … you would have a giraffe and a half. And if you glued a rose to the tip of his nose … And … if he put on a shoe and then stepped in some glue … And if he used a chair to comb his hair … And so it goes until … but that would be telling. Children will be kept in stitches until the very end, when the situation is resolved in the most riotous way possible. Shel Silverstein’s incomparable line drawings add to the hilarity of his wildly funny rhymes.

West End Murders

Author: Roy Innes

Publisher: Newest Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 364

View: 6091


When a series of murders threatens the lives of an entire community in Vancouver, RCMP Corporal Paul Blakemore and Inspector Coswell team up once again to solve the case. What begins as an array of hate crimes suddenly culminates into a conspiracy against an American politician, and the lines between Canada and the United States are blurred as suspicions rise from both sides. To solve this case, both detectives must look beyond the powers of one culprit and instead focus on the ventures of an entire underground organisation, all while protecting members of their own city. An intense thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end, West End Murders is a great bedside read that threatens to keep you up well into the night.

Approaching Nowhere

Author: Jeff Brouws

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393065398

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 6802


Brouws captures the places in America that still embody the vernacular past, as well as those that starkly portray the soulless, franchised landscape. All of Brouws's stunning color photographs reflect the complex beauty of nature and the desolation of visual life due to urban sprawl.

Bottle Makers and Their Marks

Author: Julian Harrison Toulouse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781930665347

Category: Social Science

Page: 628

View: 378


Often considered the foremost reference for manufacturer's marks, this epic work is astounding in its breadth. By his own count, Toulouse offers information on more than 1,200 different marks found on glass bottles and jars. (Antiques/Collectibles)

Three Blind Mice

How the TV Networks Lost Their Way

Author: Ken Auletta

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307766330

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 656

View: 1690


What happened to network television in the 1980s? How did CBS, NBC, and ABC lose a third of their audience and more than half of their annual profits? Ken Auletta, author of Greed and Glory on Wall Street, tells the gripping story of the decline of the networks in this epically scaled work of journalism. He chronicles the takeovers and executive coups that turned ABC and NBC into assets of two mega-corporations and CBS into the fiefdom of one man, Larry Tisch, whose obsession with the bottom line could be both bracing and appalling. Auletta takes us inside the CBS newsroom on the night that Dan Rather went off-camera for six deadly minutes; into the screening rooms where NBC programming wunderkind Brandon Tartikoff watched two of his brightest prospects for new series thud disastrously to earth; and into the boardrooms where the three networks were trying to decide whether television is a public trust or a cash cow. Rich in anecdote and gossip, scalpel-sharp in its perceptions, Three Blind Mice chronicles a revolution in American business and popular culture, one that is changing the world on both sides of the television screen. From the Trade Paperback edition.