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xi, 172 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Law and property in colonial New York
  • Confronting disorder
  • A bonanza of Tory goods
  • The enemies of the state.
Law Library (Crown)
445 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • Prelude: Slavery's capital
  • The year of jubilee
  • Reconstructing Charleston in the shadow of slavery
  • Setting Jim Crow in stone
  • Cradle of the Lost Cause
  • Black memory in the Ivory City
  • America's most historic city
  • The sounds of slavery
  • We don't go in for slave horrors
  • We shall overcome
  • Segregating the past
  • Conclusion: Denmark Vesey's garden
  • Afterword: The saving grace of the Emanuel nine?
A book that strikes at the heart of the recent flare-ups over Confederate symbols in Charlottesville, New Orleans, and elsewhere, Denmark Vesey's Garden reveals the deep roots of these controversies and traces them to the heart of slavery in the United States: Charleston, South Carolina, where almost half of the U.S. slave population stepped onto our shores, where the first shot at Fort Sumter began the Civil War, and where Dylann Roof shot nine people at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, the congregation of Denmark Vesey, a black revolutionary who plotted a massive slave insurrection in 1822. As early as 1865, former slaveholders and their descendants began working to preserve a romanticized memory of the antebellum South. In contrast, former slaves, their descendants, and some white allies have worked to preserve an honest, unvarnished account of slavery as the cruel system it was. Examining public rituals, controversial monuments, and whitewashed historical tourism, Denmark Vesey's Garden tracks these two rival memories from the Civil War all the way to contemporary times, where two segregated tourism industries still reflect these opposing impressions of the past, exposing a hidden dimension of America's deep racial divide. Denmark Vesey's Garden joins the small bookshelf of major, paradigm-shifting new interpretations of slavery's enduring legacy in the United States. --inside jacket.
Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 404 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Cast of characters
  • The neighborhoods of Pittsburgh
  • The Brown Bomber's cornermen
  • The Negro Carnegies
  • The calculating crusader
  • The rise and fall of "Big Red"
  • Billy and Lena
  • The Double V warriors
  • The complex Mr. B
  • "Jackie's Boswell"
  • The women of "up south"
  • The bard of a broken world.
"The other great Renaissance of black culture, influence, and glamour burst forth joyfully in what may seem an unlikely place--Pittsburgh, PA--from the 1920s through the 1950s. Today black Pittsburgh is known as the setting for August Wilson's famed plays about noble but doomed working-class strivers. But this community once had an impact on American history that rivaled the far larger black worlds of Harlem and Chicago. It published the most widely read black newspaper in the country, urging black voters to switch from the Republican to the Democratic Party and then rallying black support for World War II. It fielded two of the greatest baseball teams of the Negro Leagues and introduced Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Pittsburgh was the childhood home of jazz pioneers Billy Strayhorn, Billy Eckstine, Earl Hines, Mary Lou Williams, and Erroll Garner; Hall of Fame slugger Josh Gibson--and August Wilson himself. Some of the most glittering figures of the era were changed forever by the time they spent in the city, from Joe Louis and Satchel Paige to Duke Ellington and Lena Horne. Mark Whitaker's Smoketown is a captivating portrait of this unsung community and a vital addition to the story of black America."-- From the publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
x, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : black and white illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Prologue
  • Nervous breakdown nation
  • From inside the trunk
  • The SLA
  • The point of no return
  • Prisoner of war
  • Not just a bunch of nuts
  • Three hundred bald men
  • "I'm a strong woman"
  • The birth of Tania
  • Stay and fight
  • Common criminals
  • Showdown at Mel's
  • Live on television
  • Apocalypse on Fifty-Fourth Street
  • "The gentlest, most beautiful man"
  • Jack Scott makes an offer
  • Road trip
  • The streets of Sacramento
  • Death of a "bourgeois pig"
  • Feminist bomb-making
  • Freeze!
  • "There will be a revolution in Amerikkka and we'll be helping to make it"
  • "Your ever-loving momma and poppa care about the truth"
  • More excited than scared
  • The search for old McMonkey
  • The verdict
  • "Favoring the rich over the poor"
  • Aftermath.
"On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army. The weird turns that followed in this already sensational tale are truly astonishing--the Hearst family trying to secure Patty's release by feeding all the people of Oakland and San Francisco for free; bank security cameras captured 'Tania' wielding a machine gun during a robbery; the LAPD engaged in the largest police shoot-out in American history; the first breaking news event to be broadcast live on television stations across the country; and then there was Patty's circuslike trial, filled with theatrical courtroom confrontations and a dramatic last-minute reversal, after which the term 'Stockholm syndrome' entered the lexicon. Ultimately, the saga highlighted a decade in which America seemed to be suffering a collective nervous breakdown. American Heiress portrays the electrifying lunacy of the time and the toxic mix of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst and captivated the nation."-- Page 4 of cover.
Law Library (Crown)
383 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 20 cm + 1 pull-out color map
  • Plan your trip
  • On the road
  • Northern California
  • Central California
  • Southern California
  • Road trip essentials.
Presents itineraries for thirty-five road trips in California, including trips along Pacific Coast highways, through Napa and Sonoma Valleys, and around Santa Barbara wine country.
Law Library (Crown)
336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: The coast of the strait
  • The straits of slavery (1760-1770)
  • The war for liberty (1774-1783)
  • The wild northwest (1783-1803)
  • The winds of change (1802-1807)
  • The rise of the renegades (1807-1815)
  • Conclusion: The American city (1817 and beyond).
"Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way to Canada. [This book] reveals that slavery was at the heart of the Midwest's iconic city: Detroit. [The author] has pieced together the experience of the unfree--both native and African American--in the frontier outpost of Detroit, a place wildly remote yet at the center of national and international conflict. Skillfully assembling fragments of a distant historical record, [the author] introduces new historical figures and unearths struggles that remained hidden from view until now. The result is fascinating history, little explored and eloquently told, of the limits of freedom in early America, one that adds new layers of complexity to the story of a place that exerts a strong fascination in the media and among public intellectuals, artists, and activists."-- Book jacket.
Law Library (Crown)
ix, 451 pages ; 24 cm
  • A mere lapsus : Unionists and conservative dissidents during the Civil War
  • The last relicks of barbarism : army, war, and reconstruction
  • Presidential Reconstruction : Unionism and the politics of definition
  • The premature New South of Governor Robert Patton
  • Black liberation : freedom and political mobilization
  • Implementing Reconstruction : governance and biracial politics
  • The difference between whaling a freeman and pounding a slave : terrorism and resistance in the Klan era
  • Railroads, race, and Reconstruction : the curious legacy of Governor William H. Smith
  • Bipartisan disaster : the advent of Governor Robert Lindsay
  • False dawn : the promise of Reconstruction in the early 1870s
  • Beneath the white banner : depression and the overthrow of Reconstruction
  • "It only requires a little more figuring" : redemption's aftermath.
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 366 pages ; 24 cm
  • "When integration comes to Mississippi, it will enter through the front doors of churches" : 1954-60
  • "Jackson ministers proclaiming their convictions" : 1961-63
  • "There can be no color bar in the house of God" : Spring 1963
  • "I began to have a little hope" : June 1963
  • "The Christian church is down the road" : Summer 1963
  • "Saving the churches from integration" : August-October 1963
  • "We knew strength and we knew peace" : October 1963
  • "Betraying Jackson" : late October-early November, 1963
  • Behind the "magnolia curtain" : November-December 1963
  • "Jackson has become a symbol of our common sin" : Winter 1964
  • Easter in Jackson : March 1964
  • "The nation needs our witness now" : April 1964
  • "The church needs a scapegoat" : 1964-73
  • Afterword: Doing a little something to pave the way for others.
Sanctuaries of Segregation provides the first comprehensive analysis of the Jackson, Mississippi, church visit campaign of 1963-1964 andthe efforts by segregationists to protect one of their last refuges. For ten months, integrated groups of ministers and laypeople attempted to attend Sunday worship servicesat all-white Protestant and Catholic churches in the state's capital city. While the church visit was a common tactic of activists in the early 1960s, Jackson remained the only city where groups mounted a sustained campaign targeting a wide variety of white churches. Carter Dalton Lyon situates the visits within the context of the Jackson Movement, compares the actions to church visits and kneel-ins in other cities, and places these encounters within controversies already underway over race inside churches and denominations. He then traces the campaign from its inception in early June 1963 through Easter Sunday 1964. He highlights the motivations of the various people and organizations, the interracial dialogue that took place on the church steps, the divisions and turmoil the campaign generated within churches and denominations, the decisions by individual congregations to exclude black visitors, and the efforts by the state and the Citizens' Council to thwart the integration attempts. Sanctuaries of Segregation offers a unique perspective on those tumultuous years. Though most churches blocked African American visitors and police stepped in to make forty arrests during the course of the campaign, Lyon reveals many examples of white ministers and laypeople stepping forward to opposesegregation. Their leadership and the constant pressure from activists seeking entrance into worship services made the churches of Jackson one of the front lines in the national struggle over civil rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781496810748 20170508
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 494 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: A bit like love
  • Prometheus in the Pentagon : Bob Taylor
  • Nerd paradise : Al Alcorn
  • Eight quarters in her pocket : Fawn Alvarez)
  • The fairchildren : Mike Markkula
  • What do we do with these? : Niels Reimers
  • Come with me, or I'll go by myself : Sandra Kurtzig
  • Have you seen this woman? : Sandra Kurtzig
  • Turn your backs on the origins of computing! : Bob Taylor
  • Hit in the ass by lightning : Al Alcorn
  • Make it happen : Niels Reimers
  • That's what I did on Mondays : Mike Markkula
  • I needed to land behind a desk : Fawn Alvarez
  • This is a big fucking deal : Al Alcorn
  • One more year or bust : Sandra Kurtzig
  • No idea how you start a company : Niels Reimers and Bob Swanson
  • That flips my switch : Mike Markkula
  • I've never seen a man type that fast : Bob Taylor
  • There are no standards yet : Mike Markkula
  • Looks like $100 million to me! : Niels Reimers and Bob Swanson
  • Sitting in a kiddie seat : Al Alcorn
  • Can you imagine your grandmother using one? : Bob Taylor
  • Young maniacs : Mike Markkula
  • What in the hell are you trying to say? : Fawn Alvarez
  • We don't need any money : Sandra Kurtzig
  • The rabbits hopped away : Bob Taylor
  • Video nation : Al Alcorn
  • Knew it before they did : Niels Reimers
  • No one thought they would sell : Fawn Alvarez
  • The entire world will never be the same : Mike Markkula
  • She works hard for the money : Sandra Kurtzig
  • Conclusion: Wave after wave
  • Postscript: The troublemakers today.
"[This book covers the] men and women, pioneers of Silicon Valley in the 1970s and early 1980s. Together, they worked across generations, industries, and companies to bring technology from Pentagon offices and university laboratories to the rest of us. In doing so, they changed the world. [The author] introduces the people and stories behind the birth of the Internet and the microprocessor, as well as Apple, Atari, Genentech, Xerox PARC, ROLM, ASK, and the iconic venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In the space of only seven years and thirty-five miles, five major industries--personal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital, and advanced semiconductor logic--were born. Featured among innovators such as Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, and Don Valentine are Mike Markkula, Apple Computer's first chairman; Bob Taylor, who kick-started the Arpanet and masterminded the personal computer; Sandra Kurtzig, the first woman to take a technology company public; Al Alcorn, the engineer behind the first wildly successful video game; Fawn Alvarez, who rose from an assembler on a factory line to the executive suite; and Niels Reimers, who changed how university innovations reach the public. These troublemakers rewrote the rules and invented the future."-- Dust jacket flap.
Law Library (Crown)
230, 4 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
  • 140 New Montgomery : it's all about communication
  • 826 Valencia : reading, writing, and "Ahoy, matey!"
  • 1450 Noriega Street : where the heiress robbed a bank
  • 4 Alhambra Theater : a cinematic workout
  • Anchor Brewing Company : born and brewed in San Francisco
  • The Antique Vibrator Museum : a history of good vibrations
  • Arion Press : lost and foundry
  • The Armory : where kink is king
  • The Audium : seeing with your ears
  • Balmy Alley Murals : struggle and change
  • Bar Agricole : keeping it local
  • The Battery Club : old world, new school
  • The Bay Lights : The Bay Bridge gets its bling
  • The Beach & Park Chalet : upstairs, downstairs, in Golden Gate Park
  • The Beat Museum : still on the road
  • Billionaires' Row : life on the Gold Coast
  • Bliss Dance : forty feet of female energy
  • The Bohemian Club : a private place for powerful men
  • Bourbon & Branch : the password-protected speakeasy
  • Buena Vista Park : a magical hush
  • Building One : a sinking treasure
  • Building 95 : if a tree falls,in the forest...
  • Candlestick Park : long live the 'stick
  • Casa Cielo : "Sunny Jim" Rolph's love nest
  • Chinese Telephone Exchange : 1500 names on the tip of the tongue - Clarion Alley : these walls can talk
  • The Cloud Forest : communing with nature on Mount Sutro
  • The Condor Club : death by piano
  • Conservatory of Flowers : home to the beautiful and the bizarre
  • Cow Palace : from moo to Who
  • Creativity Explored : art for all
  • Crissy Field : from airfield to House of Air : Dashiell Hammett's Apartment : where the Maltese Falcon took flight
  • The F-Line : a journey back in time
  • Flora Grubb Gardens : coffee and air plants, anyone?
  • The Fly-Casting Pools : angling for a good time
  • Fog Bridge : a walk in the clouds at the Exploratorium
  • Forbes Island & The Taj Mahal : boats by any other name
  • Foreign Cinema : dinner and a show
  • Fort Funston : where humans take to the sky
  • The Frank Lloyd Wright Building : a mid-century jewel in the Barbary Coast
  • Gallery 6 : the ghosts of Vertigo at the Legion of Honor
  • The Gardens of Alcatraz : planting life on "the Rock"
  • Glen Canyon Park : a time machine to the San Francisco of yore
  • Glide Memorial Church : can get an amen?
  • Grace Cathedral Labyrinths : a maze for meditation
  • The Green Roof : the Academy of Sciences goes "underground"
  • The Hallidie Building : ahead of its time
  • Headlands Center for the Arts : using creativity as a weapon
  • Heath Ceramics : very 'Made in America"
  • Hunter S. Thompson's House : Fear & Loathing in San Francisco
  • Hunter's Point : a flourishing artist colony in a shipyard
  • Ingleside Terrace Sundial : time is on its side
  • Institute of Illegal Images : a "trip" to the museum
  • The Interval at Long Now : for thinkers and drinkers
  • Kabuki Springs & Spa : wet, naked, and hot
  • Lands End : a mystical walk through history
  • The Lefty O'Doul Bridge : in memory of a hometown hitter
  • LeRoy King Carousel : round and round we go
  • Levi Strauss & Co. : birthplace of the 501
  • Lyon Street Steps : where health meets wealth
  • Macondray Lane : tales of the city
  • The Malloch Building : for those who appreciate curves
  • Maritime Museum : a "shipshape" exhibition space
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial : a fountain for reflection in Yerba Buena Gardens
  • Mavericks : a surfer's nirvana
  • Mechanics' Institute : home to books and rooks
  • Mission Creek Houseboats : islands in the storm
  • Mission Dolores Cemetery : where the bodies are buried
  • The Monastery Stones : relics in the Botanical Garden
  • Moraga Street Steps : stairway to Heaven
  • Musée Mécanique : a penny arcade on the Embarcadero
  • National Cemetery Overlook : a graveyard with a view
  • Nimitz Mansion : secret views from Yerba Buena
  • The Observation Tower : a castle in the trees at the de Young
  • Ocean Beach : hanging ten on city waves
  • ODC : put on your dancin' shoes
  • Old Skool Café : serving up second chances
  • The Parrots of Telegraph Hill : as free as a bird
  • Patricia's Green : from parkway to park
  • The Phoenix Hotel : rock 'n' roll crash pad
  • Pier 24 Photography : a private collection goes public
  • Pier 70 : industrial ruins with a waterfront view
  • Pink Triangle Park : the only memorial of its kind
  • Point Bonita Lighthouse : overlooking an underwater graveyard
  • Portals of the Past : a bit of history and the occult on Lloyd Lake
  • The Presidio Pet Cemetery : final resting place for the furry and feathered
  • Project Artaud : the artist factory!
  • The Ramp : Fog City's hangover cure
  • The Rock Colony : where music legends lived and 'free loved"
  • The Rousseaus : one man, many facades
  • Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church : worship in the house of jazz
  • Saints Peter and Paul Church : home base of a neighborhood
  • Sam's Grill : a historic chophouse with a fishy past
  • San Francisco Art Institute : all hail Diego Rivera
  • Slovenian Hall : the past is present here
  • Stow Lake : the ghost of the White Lady
  • Sutro Heights Park : a garden of earthly delight
  • Swedenborgian Church : sacred space hidden in plain sight
  • Tenderloin National Forest : a quiet sliver of green amid the chaos
  • Tessie Wall Townhouse : home of a trigger-happy madam
  • Tin How Temple : the How of Tao
  • Tosca Café : still cool (thanks to Sean Penn)
  • Toy Boating on Spreckels Lake : it's anything but child's play
  • Transamerica Redwood Park : secrets of the pyramid
  • UCSF Medical Center Park : public art en plein air
  • Van Ness Auto Row : when cars were kings
  • Vermont Street : the thrill of S curves
  • Warrior Surfer Mural : reflection of a neighborhood
  • Wave Organ : shhh... listen
  • Wood Line : the art of sticks and stones.
San Francisco: the home of hills and valleys, of dreamers and trailblazers, of hippies and hipsters. From the gold rush to the Golden Gate, the City by the Bay has always basked in the glow of its colourful and celebrated history and world-renowned landmarks. But for those who live and love on this compact seven-mile by seven-mile metropolis, San Francisco is a treasure trove of unusual neighbourhood sights and places that sparkle with the allure of hidden pleasures and local lore. Discover a stairway that transports you from the depths of the ocean to the heights of outer space; take a spin class amidst the grand elegance of a repurposed 1920s movie palace; or slide down a century-old sundial that sits at the centre of what was once California's first racetrack for cars. This is the real San Francisco. Strung together, the 111 experiences gathered here tell the B-side story of the city once romantically known as the Paris of the West.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783954516094 20161003
Law Library (Crown)
x, 371 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Nervous breakdown nation
  • From inside the trunk
  • The SLA
  • The point of no return
  • Prisoner of war
  • Not just a bunch of nuts
  • Three hundred bald men
  • "I'm a strong woman"
  • The birth of Tania
  • Stay and fight
  • Common criminals
  • Showdown at Mel's
  • Live on television
  • Apocalypse on Fifty-Fourth Street
  • "The gentlest, most beautiful man"
  • Jack Scott makes an offer
  • Road trip
  • The streets of Sacramento
  • Death of a "bourgeois pig"
  • Feminist bomb-making
  • Freeze!
  • "There will be a revolution in Amerikkka and we'll be helping to make it"
  • "Your ever-loving momma and poppa care about the truth"
  • More excited than scared
  • The search for old McMonkey
  • The verdict
  • "Favoring the rich over the poor".
Examines the life of Patty Hearst who suffered an unimaginable trauma and then made the stunning decision to join her captors' crusade.
On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army. The already sensational story took the first of many incredible twists when the group released a tape of Patty saying she had joined the SLA and had adopted the nom de guerre "Tania." The weird turns of the tale are truly astonishing--the bank security cameras capturing "Tania" wielding a machine gun during a robbery; a cast of characters including everyone from basketball star Bill Walton to the Black Panthers to Ronald Reagan to F. Lee Bailey; the largest police shoot-out in American history; the first breaking news event to be broadcast live on television across the country; Patty's year on the lam; and her circuslike trial, after which the term "Stockholm syndrome" entered the lexicon. The saga of Patty Hearst highlighted a decade in which America seemed to be suffering a collective nervous breakdown. Based on more than a hundred interviews and thousands of previously secret documents, Toobin thrillingly recounts the craziness of the times, portraying the lunacy of the half-baked radicals and the toxic mix of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst. He examines the life of a young woman who suffered an unimaginable trauma and then made the stunning decision to join her captors' crusade. Or did she?--Adapted from dust jacket.
Law Library (Crown)
xxii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: Law of the land
  • The scream
  • Riot, rout, tumult
  • The missing girl
  • And the mob came on
  • A straw in the whirlwind
  • The devil's own horses
  • The majesty of the law
  • Fastening the noose
  • We condemn this conduct
  • Crush the thing in its infancy
  • The scaffold
  • When they were slaves
  • Driven to the cook stoves
  • Exile, 1913/1920
  • Erasure, 1920/1970
  • The attempted murder of Miguel Marcelli
  • The brotherhood march, 1987
  • Silence is consent
  • Epilogue: A pack of wild dogs.
In 1912, a young girl's murder rocked the rural community of Forsyth County, Georgia and led a mob of whites to lynch a black man on the town square. Later, bands of night-riders declared Forsyth "whites-only" and sent 1,100 citizens running for their lives, slowly erasing all evidence of their crime. Blood at the Root is a sweeping American tale, spanning the Cherokee removals of the 1830s, the promise of Reconstruction and the crushing injustice of Forsyth's racial cleansing. The story continues, including a violent attack on civil rights activists in 1987 as residents fought to "Keep Forsyth White", well into the 1990s. Patrick Phillips breaks the century-long silence of his hometown and uncovers a history of racial terrorism that shapes America in the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393293012 20170130
Law Library (Crown)
328 pages ; 25 cm
  • The California dream
  • The pendulum swings right
  • Moonbeam to laser beam
  • The Enron assault
  • A tale of two states
  • Diversity trumps
  • Gold rush, fracking, and electric cars
  • Crime and punishment
  • To teach his own
  • Jerry Brown 2.0
  • The pendulum swings left
  • Epilogue.
"In recent years, California has begun, sometimes boldly, sometimes tentatively, a reinvestigation of the idea that government may not be a dirty word. From raising taxes on those with annual incomes over $250,000, to shifting money toward the schools of poor children, from seeking environmental alliances with other countries to limit global warming, to the rejection of military solutions to the problems posed by illegal immigration, California has been a laboratory of innovation. These are clear, if not always consistent, indications that Californians are not content to pursue the "race to the bottom" right-wing philosophy that has gone mostly unchallenged since the fall of the Communism. That model of endorsing privatization, deregulation, and reductions in government spending, eschewing subsidies, minimal government interference in business, and a tax system that disproportionately favors the wealthy, is exemplified by Rick Perry's vision for Texas and rejected by the pragmatic liberal Jerry Brown. This liberal mindset, forged in the crucible of the tumultuous last half century, is California's true contribution to not only the county, but the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
xxiv, 738 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Settlement
  • Rebellion
  • Anglicization
  • Americanization
  • Revolution
  • Republic
  • Famine
  • Irish metropolis
  • Kleindeutschland
  • Politics
  • War
  • Uprising
  • Transition
  • Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • The Lower East Side
  • Little Italys
  • Reform
  • Restriction
  • Refuge
  • Renaissance
  • Today.
With more than three million foreign-born residents today, New York has been America's defining port of entry for nearly four centuries, a magnet for transplants from all over the globe. These migrants have brought their hundreds of languages and distinct cultures to the city, and from there to the entire country. More immigrants have come to j New York than all other entry points combined. City of Dreams is peopled with memorable characters both beloved and unfamiliar, whose lives unfold in rich detail the young man from the Caribbean who passed through New York on his way to becoming a Founding Father; the ten-year-old Angelo Siciliano, from Calabria, who transformed into Charles Atlas, bodybuilder; Dominican-born Oscar de la Renta, whose couture designs have dressed first ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama. Tyler Anbinder's story is one of innovators and artists, revolutionaries and i rioters, staggering deprivation and soaring triumphs, all playing out against the powerful backdrop of New York City, at once ever-changing and profoundly, permanently itself. City of Dreams provides a vivid sense of what New York looked like, sounded like, smelled like, and felt like over the centuries of its development and maturation into the city we know today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780544104655 20170117
Law Library (Crown)
190 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm.
  • Traveling with eyes open
  • Charting your trip
  • History & culture
  • Seattle & Vancouver
  • Southeast Alaska
  • South-central coast
  • Anchorage & beyond
  • Travelwise.
"[This guide features]: charting your trip; a rich overview of Seattle, Vancouver, and coastal Alaska that helps tailor your visit to the time you have and your specific interests. Insider tips from National Geographic photographers, writers, and explorers, as well as local experts, on favorite hot spots, practicalities, and more. [Color coded maps contain site] descriptions, including Denali's Park Road, Kodia Island's Chiniak Highway, Misty Fiords, Kachemak Bay, and the White Pass and Yukon train route. Excursions...[include] driving to the fortress of the Bear, visiting the Alaska Raptor Center, exploring Kachemak Bay villages, taking the Alaska Marine Highway ferry to the Aleutian Islands, discovering the Russian heritage of Unalaska, and birding on Attu Island."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
x, 370 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
  • Prologue
  • Part I. American Eden
  • Los Angeles
  • American Eden
  • Yosemite and Yellowstone
  • Appalachian Spring
  • Frank
  • The balance of nature
  • Berkeley
  • Claypool
  • Smitty
  • Trout Creek
  • Part II. Natural Regulation
  • The big kill
  • Starker
  • Prometheus
  • Observable artificiality in any form
  • Reconstruction
  • Cole
  • The night of the grizzlies
  • Natural control
  • Bad blood
  • Bear management committee
  • Firehole
  • The temptation of Starker Leopold
  • Natural regulation
  • Part III. Take It Easy
  • Last straws
  • Take it easy
  • Old Faithful
  • The search for Harry Walker
  • Part IV. Human Nature
  • Martha Shell
  • B-1
  • The disciple
  • The verdict
  • The appeal
  • Epilogue
  • Afterword.
"The fascinating story of a trial that opened a window onto the century-long battle to control nature in the national parks. When twenty-five-year-old Harry Walker was killed by a bear in Yellowstone Park in 1972, the civil trial prompted by his death became a proxy for bigger questions about American wilderness management that had been boiling for a century. At immediate issue was whether the Park Service should have done more to keep bears away from humans, but what was revealed as the trial unfolded was just how fruitless our efforts to regulate nature in the parks had always been. The proceedings drew to the witness stand some of the most important figures in twentieth century wilderness management, including the eminent zoologist A. Starker Leopold, who had produced a landmark conservationist document in the 1950s, and all-American twin researchers John and Frank Craighead, who ran groundbreaking bear studies at Yellowstone. Their testimony would help decide whether the government owed the Walker family restitution for Harry's death, but it would also illuminate decades of patchwork efforts to preserve an idea of nature that had never existed in the first place. In this remarkable excavation of American environmental history, nature writer and former park ranger Jordan Fisher Smith uses Harry Walker's story to tell the larger narrative of the futile, sometimes fatal, attempts to remake wilderness in the name of preserving it. Tracing a course from the founding of the national parks through the tangled twentieth-century growth of the conservationist movement, Smith gives the lie to the portrayal of national parks as Edenic wonderlands unspoiled until the arrival of Europeans, and shows how virtually every attempt to manage nature in the parks has only created cascading effects that require even more management. Moving across time and between Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier national parks, Engineering Eden shows how efforts at wilderness management have always been undone by one fundamental problem--that the idea of what is 'wild' dissolves as soon as we begin to examine it, leaving us with little framework to say what wilderness should look like and which human interventions are acceptable in trying to preserve it. In the tradition of John McPhee's The Control of Nature and Alan Burdick's Out of Eden, Jordan Fisher Smith has produced a powerful work of popular science and environmental history, grappling with critical issues that we have even now yet to resolve"-- Provided by publisher.
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361 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 20 cm + 1 folded map.
  • Experience an Alaska cruise
  • Planning your Alaska cruise
  • Cruise lines and cruise ships
  • Ports of embarkation
  • Ports of call
  • Inland cruise tour destinations.
-NEW COVERAGE: From detailed information on planning an Alaska cruise to coverage of both big- and small-ship cruises, this new edition is the most complete guide to Alaska cruises on the market. Destinations include the top ports as well as the top inland cruise-tour destinations. -ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Lavishly illustrated color features focus on whales, glaciers, Alaska Gold Rush history, and beautiful local handicrafts travelers can buy in many ports. Guides to the state's flora and fauna help readers spot their favorites. Illustrated cruise ship reviews help travelers pick the right ship and line. -INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: We give travelers all the planning tools they need to tailor their trip and choose the cruise that best suits them: reviews of cruise lines and ships, overviews of all the major Alaska cruise itineraries, and an extensive practical planning chapter help travelers understand what's included in the fare (and not) and how to make the most of their time on board their chosen ship. -DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. -INCLUDES: Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Haines, Homer, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kodiak Island, Seward, Sitka, Skagway, and more. -ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781101879665 20180205
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291 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 19 cm.
  • Discover Monterey & Carmel
  • Monterey
  • Carmel
  • Salinas
  • Santa Cruz
  • Big Sur
  • Cambria, San Simeon, and Morro Bay
  • Background
  • Essentials
  • Resources.
"Travel writer and Monterey resident Stuart Thornton offers his firsthand experience and advice on Monterey, Carmel, and beyond, from Old Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row to the nearby areas of Pacific Grove and Salinas. Thornton includes various travel itinerary ideas, such as Monterey: Marine Escape, Steinbeck Country, and Big Sur to Morro Bay Road Trip. Complete with expCARMELert tips on wandering the redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains, finding hidden waterfalls in Big Sur, and sampling the savoriest of wineries in Carmel Valley, Moon Monterey & Carmel gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience."-- Provided by publisher.
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287 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
  • Plan your trip
  • On the road
  • Understand
  • Survival guide.
"Wild Yellowstone amazes visitors with its hydrothermal spectacles and free-roaming bison, while Grand Teton thrills with its rugged mountains and icy lakes. Whether you want to gaze at Old Faithful or hike among the peaks, gear up with this top-selling guide to two of the USA's most spectacular national parks."-- Provided by publisher.
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384 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Best experiences
  • History of the parks
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Sequoia National Park
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • Where to stay and eat
  • Geology, flora, and fauna
  • Practical information.
"The electrifying vistas of the Yosemite Valley and neighboring Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks continue to exert a magnetic attraction for America's nature lovers. Giant sequoia groves, thundering cascades, and epic climbs--it's all here, and this guide takes travelers right to the heart of the best trails, experiences, and places to stay."-- Provided by publisher.
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