America The Ingenious

Author: Kevin Baker
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 157965729X
Size: 40.47 MB
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America and its nation of immigrants have excelled at taking ideas from anywhere and transforming them into the startling, often unexpectedly beautiful creations that have shaped our world. This is that story.

America The Ingenious

Author: Kevin Baker
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579656943
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How long did they take to realize? What were the complications? How, exactly, do these things work? And how have they affected who we are today? This book will satisfy the curiosity of history and miscellany buffs alike.

The Company Town

Author: Hardy Green
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465028861
Size: 13.72 MB
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Examines how towns across the United States grew due to the presence of one large business in their community, the benefits and consequences to the towns, and the influence such development had on the American economy.

Ingenious

Author: Jason Fagone
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307591506
Size: 68.11 MB
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Suspenseful and bighearted, this is the story of ordinary people risking failure, economic ruin, and ridicule to create something vital that Detroit had never pulled off.

The Quartermaster

Author: Robert O'Harrow
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451671946
Size: 22.39 MB
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O’Harrow tells the full dramatic story of this fierce, strong, honest, loyal, forward-thinking, major American figure.

Crude Volatility

Author: Robert McNally
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231543689
Size: 24.59 MB
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Crafting an engrossing journey from the gushing New England oil fields to the fraught and fractious Middle East, Crude Volatility provides a crucial perspective that discards distractions and tired myths, shows lessons learned from prior ...

Why The Wheel Is Round

Author: Steven Vogel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022638117X
Size: 48.36 MB
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Why the Wheel Is Round explores all manner of treadwheels, hand-spikes, gears, and more, as well as how these technologies diversified into such things as hand-held drills and hurdy-gurdies.

I Ll Drink To That

Author: Betty Halbreich
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101634553
Size: 53.38 MB
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The stunning true story of Bergdorf Goodman’s legendary personal shopper Eighty-six-year-old Betty Halbreich is a true original who could have stepped straight out of Stephen Sondheim’s repertoire.

Middlesex

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0747561621
Size: 70.34 MB
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Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: the dazzling international bestseller from the author of The Virgin Suicides . a rollicking family epic like no other!

What Ifs Of American History

Author: Robert Cowley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101204702
Size: 15.91 MB
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This new volume in the widely praised series presents fascinating "what if..." scenarios by such prominent historians as: Robert Dallek, Caleb Carr, Antony Beevor, John Lukacs, Jay Winick, Thomas Fleming, Tom Wicker, Theodore Rabb, Victor ...