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From one of America's leading intellectuals comes a sweeping and original work of economic history, recounting the epic story of America's rise to become the world's dominant economy. In Land of Promise, bestselling author Michael Lind provides a groundbreaking account of how a weak collection of former British colonies became an industrial, financial, and military colossus. From the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the American economy has been transformed by wave after wave of emerging technology: the steam engine, electricity, the internal combustion engine, computer technology. Yet technology-driven change leads to growing misalignment between an innovative economy and anachronistic legal and political structures until the gap is closed by the modernization of America's institutions-often amid upheavals such as the Civil War and Reconstruction and the Great Depression and World War II. Against the dramatic backdrop of shattering tides of change, Land of Promise portrays the struggles and achievements of inventors like Thomas Edison and Samuel Morse; entrepreneurs like Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs; financiers like J. P. Morgan; visionary political leaders like Henry Clay and Franklin Roosevelt; and dynamic policy makers like Alexander Hamilton and Vannevar Bush. Larger-than-life figures such as these share the stage with the ordinary Americans who built a superpower, from midwestern farmers, southern slaves, and the immigrants who created canals and railroads to the sisters of Rosie the Riveter, whose labor in factories during World War II helped to end Hitler's dream of world domination. When the U.S. economy has flourished, Lind argues, government and business, labor and universities, have worked together as partners in a never-ending project of economic nation building. As the United States struggles to emerge from the Great Recession, Land of Promise demonstrates that Americans, since the earliest days of the republic, have reinvented the American economy-and have the power to do so again.
While working the weekend night shift, Caroline Mabry, a weary Spokane police detective, encounters a seemingly unstable but charming derelict who tells her, "I'd like to confess." But he insists on writing out his statement in longhand. In the forty-eight hours that follow, the stranger confesses to not just a crime but an entire life--spinning a wry and haunting tale of youth and adulthood, of obsession and revenge, and of two men's intertwined lives. Fiendishly clever and darkly funny, Land of the Blind speaks to the bonds and compromises we make as children--and to the fatal errors we can make at any time.
Land of the Buffalo Bones: The Diary of Mary Elizabeth Rodgers, an English Girl in Minnesota (Dear America Series)by Marion Dane Bauer
Fourteen-year-old Polly Rodgers keeps a diary of her 1873 Journey from England to Minnesota as part of a colony of eighty people seeking religious freedom, and of their first year struggling to make a life there, led by her father, a Baptist minister. In fictionalized diary form, Polly tells of her family's first winter in America and the journey to get there. She discusses in great detail the hardships she and her family have to endure during their first harsh Minnesota winter.
Gereint Enseichen of Casmantium knows little and cares less about the recent war in which his king tried to use griffins and fire to wrest territory from the neighboring country of Feierabiand. . . but he knows that his kingdom's unexpected defeat offers him a chance to escape from his own servitude. But now that the griffins find themselves in a position of strength, they are not inclined to forgive and the entire kingdom finds itself in deadly peril. Willing or not, Gereint will find himself caught up in a desperate struggle between the griffins and the last remaining Casmantian mage. Even the strongest gifts of making and building may not prove sufficient when the fiery wind of the griffins begins to bury the life of Casmantium beneath the burning sands . . .
Komodo dragons are the world's biggest lizard, and they are just as fierce as the dragons you read about in storybooks. A big male Komodo dragon can be over ten feet long! There are over three thousand of these giant lizards living on Komodo--they really are the rulers of the island.
The Russians have valued humility rather than pride. They have approached God in a spirit of meekness; they have loved nature. They have revered poets and poetry with a passion equaled by few other peoples, and have produced a poetic literature of extraordinary richness and variety. Their knowledge of suffering and their understanding of human weakness have made their 19th-century novels probably the greatest in world literature. They gave depth and feeling to formal movements and divertissements intended only for the aristocracy of Europe and turned ballet into an uplifting and popular art, one that is particularly modern.
You wake in the dark, gagged and bound. A man visits you, feeds you. And tells you that he will kill you - just like all the rest. Abbie Devereaux doesn't know where she is or how she got there. She's so terrified she can barely remember her own name - and she's sure of just one thing: that she will survive this nightmare. But even if she does make it back to the land of the living, Abbie knows that he'll still be out there, looking for her. And next time, there may be no escape...
Children of Destiny . . . Throughout the time of Krynn, one race has remained strong in its pride and beliefs. The minotaurs envision themselves as the children of destiny, the future masters of the world. Despite adversity, defeat, and enslavement, that belief has never wavered. If there is a foe capable of destroying the minotaurs, it is their own arrogance. Here is told the tale of clan against clan, and of how the exiled champion Kaz must discover the terrible secret of the empire before he and his entire race suffer the disastrous consequences. Land of the Minotaurs The Lost Histories Series probes the historical roots and epic struggles of the heretofore little-known peoples of Krynn. Author Richard A. Knaak explores the land and history of the horned race of minotaurs.
Jack is amazed to have caused an earthquake. He is thirteen, after all, and only a bard-in-training. But his sister, Lucy, has been stolen by the Lady of the Lake; stolen a second time in her young life, as he learns to his terror. Caught between belief in the old gods and Christianity (790 AD, Britain), Jack calls upon his ash wood staff to subdue a passel of unruly monks, and, for his daring, ends up in a knucker hole. It is unforgettable -- for the boy and for readers -- as are the magical reappearance of the berserker Thorgil from a burial by moss; new characters Pega, a slave girl from Jack's village, and the eager-to-marry-her Bugaboo (a hobgoblin king); kelpies; yarthkins; and elves (not the enchanted sprites one would expect but the fallen angels of legend).
"LAND OR DEATH," says Peter Camejo in his introduction, "constitutes one of the most significant contributions to the theory and practice of Latin American revolution since the Cuban Revolution." It not only describes the conditions of peasant life, but tells the fascinating story of thousands of Quechua Indians who began to take back the lands stolen from them. Drawing on his experience as a leading figure in this mass peasant movement, Blanco takes issue with those who believe the revolution in Latin America can come through either elections or small groups of dedicated, but isolated, guerrillas. Hugo Blanco, a principal organizer of the peasant movement in Peru, was sentenced to a twenty-five year prison term for his activities. Written from inside the famous El Fronton Island prison, Land or Death illustrates Blanco's refusal to be silenced by the government. Blanco was freed in 1970 under the pressure of an international campaign.
Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life with his wife and infant son, and ends two generations later in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes that the land has been exploited far beyond human need. The sweeping story that emerges is a rich, rugged Florida history featuring a memorable cast of crusty, indomitable Crackers battling wild animals, rustlers, Confederate deserters, mosquitoes, starvation, hurricanes, and freezes to carve a kingdom out of the swamp. But their most formidable adversary turns out to be greed, including finally their own. Love and tenderness are here too: the hopes and passions of each new generation, friendships with the persecuted blacks and Indians, and respect for the land and its wildlife. A Land Remembered was winner of the Florida Historical Society's Tebeau Prize as the Most Outstanding Florida Historical Novel.
Seventh book in the Making of America series. When the U.S. Government threw open the unoccupied Indian lands in the Oklahoma Territory to settlers in 1889, they swarmed by the thousands--the homesteaders, cattlemen, outlaws, confidence men, dance hall girls, dudes and debutantes--to fight for a claim on the lush but dangerous Indian lands.
Describes the exploration of the land beneath the sea and what it has revealed about the topography of this vast hidden area. Also discusses how these discoveries help us better understand the earth upon which we live.
Land Use in a Nutshell is not a stand-alone book but rather an invaluable companion to the casebooks, articles and ongoing discussions in the United States and throughout the world about this thing called land.
This casebook offers a concise, user-friendly presentation of land use law. Written with an eye toward simulating the sorts of land-use issues that students will face as lawyers working for developers, planners or environmental advocates, it incorporates a focus on practice throughout. In addition, the casebook devotes an entire chapter to complex and realistic scenarios that provide students an opportunity to bring to bear what they have learned throughout the semester to solve challenging legal and strategic problems.
A fresh-faced young pilot, mistakenly sinks a British submarine. He is reprimanded and sent to a remote posting to test an experimental new bomb, a dangerous mission far away from the girl he loves who has set about clearing his name.
The book will offer a broad interdisciplinary overview of state of the art research on landform related issues. This includes contributions from Physical Geography (incl. Geomorphology, Ecology, Remote Sensing, Hydrology, and Climatology), Meteorology, Geoinformatics, Cartography, and Computer Science. The book combines introductory/overview papers as well as case studies. The case studies present various new approaches towards a better understanding of the role of landform as a boundary surface between the different earth spheres. Additionally, new methods of handling, modelling and visualisation of digital landform data (incl. digital elevation models, weather forecasting models, hydrological modelling, and ecological modelling) are introduced.
Dorothy had experienced the dream in a hundred variations. Each time, the shadow-figure that came to her was Paul Ely. In the shadow-play, his clothing and his man-scent were the main clues to his presence. And his hands. His large, sensitive hands caressing and searching out every curve and recess of her body, until it was tingling with a million tiny needle-pricks of anticipation.
You've looked at dozens of books that promise to help you get a job. This book is different. This book is written by an executive whose business is teaching managers how to interview job candidates. He knows what they're looking for--and how you can successfully prepare for landing that job you really want. Through interactive and easy-to-follow exercises, Landing the Job You Want equips you to make your next job interview one of the most positive experiences of your life. Whether you're a recent college grad searching for a first job, a corporate veteran looking for that big promotion, an at-home mom starting a new career, or an experienced worker looking to move in a totally new direction, you will walk into interviews prepared and confident because you know how to:identify the skills most important for a jobdecide whether a job is right for youpresent your skills with maximum impactrespond to difficult questionsperform well in simulations and testshandle an ill-prepared interviewerclose an interview on a positive notecritique your own interview performanceEach exercise in Landing the Job You Want is designed to help you look within yourself to identify your strengths and your weaknesses. You'll learn how to quickly develop a portfolio of skills that match your ideal job, and you'll understand exactly what your interviewer is looking for in a candidate. You'll be ready to dazzle your interviewer with both your qualifications and your preparation. The result? The interview of a lifetime--one that leads to the job you've always wanted.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Comprehensive guide provides expert explanation of the rules that govern the legal relations between landlords and tenants. Describes the exceptions to these rules and explores the underlying reasons for them. Reviews the creation, duration, and termination of several types of tenancies; terminating leases before expiration; repairs and improvements; transfers; extensions, renewals, and purchase options; rent and security; and insurance and taxes.
This wonderful retelling of Alfred Noyes's The Highwayman, is quite simply, remarkable. -Booklist starred review "And the highwayman came riding, riding, riding. . . " Elizabeth Wyndham is a rarity-a young lady who writes novels-bestsellers in fact. But with her sharp tongue and quick temper, she's nothing like her vapid, charming heroines. Rand Remington is an ex-soldier disillusionedwith England's less-than-honorable nobility. By day a gentleman, by night he robs the rich to try to make life better for the poor. Rand and Elizabeth are drawn inexorably together, until the fateful night when the men trying to capture Rand use Elizabeth as living bait. . . Based on the beloved poem about two timeless lovers who would die for each other. . . A swift and bawdy tale. . . and manages a happy ending as well. -Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author of Never Less Than a Lady A fast pace, fluid writing, and an exceptionally well-crafted plot. . . -Library Journal An exhilarating romp throughout 18th century England, with adventure at every turn and spine-tingling suspense. -Midwest Book Review
When Lando is invited to the lavish resort of asteroid Oseon 6845, where gambling is the main order of business, he is relieved to leave the respectable life behind.
Confused and angry, Dr. Sarah Wainwright returned to the Georgia island of St. James in search of answers to her husband's mysterious death--in an apparent lovers' tryst with the wife of wealthy industrialist Trent Donner. Anger seemed to be the only edge Sarah had--Trent's control of the island and his protectiveness for his young daughter were enough to drive even this scandal back into the shadows. A man whose life depended on keeping his secrets; a woman whose future depended on learning the truth--could her quest set them free, or would it destroy them all?
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