Publisher: Government Printing Office
In 1799, Revolutionary War veteran General Green Clay finished construction on a stately Georgian mansion he named Clermont. The home became a statewide symbol of prosperity, housing the farm of one of the largest landowners in the Commonwealth. Renamed White Hall by Cassius Marcellus Clay and renovated by his wife, Mary Jane Warfield Clay, it remained in the family for generations. Here Cassius Clay became known as the "Lion of White Hall," penning his fiery speeches against slavery and launching his tumultuous career as an outspoken statesman. After years of restoration, White Hall became a state historic site in 1971. Now, A History of White Hall offers a detailed look inside this expertly preserved structure and the people who helped shape its fascinating history.
House of Clay
Author: Lashé D. Mullins,Charles K. Mullins
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Seven vivid, sensitive tales by author of The Red Badge of Courage. Fine title story plus "Miraculous Soldiers," "A Mystery of Heroism," "A Gray Sleeve," and three more.
Author: Stephen Crane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
"[B]rings the Commonwealth [of Kentucky] to life."-cover.
Author: Lowell Hayes Harrison
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
This book places economic debates in their historical context and outlines how economic ideas have influenced swings in policy.
The Great Policy Debates and Experiments of the Last Hundred Years
Author: Lawrence H. White
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Explores the story of Federal contributions to dam planning, design, and construction.
Planning, Design and Construction
Author: David P. Billington,Donald Conrad Jackson,Martin V. Melosi
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Category: Mines and mineral resources
American Indians have produced some of the most powerful and lyrical literature ever written in North America. Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature covers the field from the earliest recorded works to some of today's most exciting writers. This encyclopedia features the most respected, widely read, and influential American Indian writers to date. --publisher description.
Author: Jennifer McClinton-Temple,Alan R. Velie
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: American literature
Behind the White House's impressive facade lies the long history of the men who have lived and governed within it's walls. From births to deaths, weddings to funerals, the White House has seen it all. In Best Little Stories from the White House, author C. Brian Kelly takes us on a tour of the White House's fascinating history, giving us a glimpse of the most memorable presidential moments: Theodore Roosevelt 's children once snuck their pony upstairs in the White House elevator to cheer up their sick brother. Winston Churchill once suffered a minor heart episode while struggling with a stuck window in the White House. John Quincy Adams was known to skinny-dip in the Potomac. Woodrow Wilson liked to chase up and down the White House corridors playing "rooster fighting" with his daughter Nellie.
More Than 100 True Stories
Author: C. Brian Kelly
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Author: Thomas Francis GORDON
Author: Henry C. Bradsby
Category: Bureau County (Ill.)
Author: United States. Bureau of Soils,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry,United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering,United States. Soil Conservation Service,United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Soil surveys
The Waltons' drama series about John and Olivia Walton, their ageing parents Zeb and Esther and their seven children in 1930s and ‘40s America was a successful show for CBS TV throughout the 1970s. In 2008 - perhaps significantly - the first six series of the show have for the first time been released on dvd. This is classic television with contemporary relevance, still running on Hallmark channel and remembered with reverence by a generation. _x000D_ _x000D_ 'The Waltons' was on tv screens through a socially and politically volatile period, when Nixon-era America was confronting the impending withdrawal of troops from Vietnam. The show, Mike Chopra-Gant demonstrates in this fascinating book, expressed a wider nostalgic desire in its audience to return to traditional conservatism and paternalistic family values at this time of political crisis. He examines its deployment of key myths, and its vision of family as against current tv depictions, featuring the likes of the Addams, the Simpsons, and the Sopranos. He also explores its powerful representation of three generations of men and of the Walton family’s strong women, who are nevertheless domestic heroines._x000D_
Nostalgia and Myth in Seventies America
Author: Mike Chopra-Gant
Category: Performing Arts
Inclusive of Some Portions of the Ancient Histories of Rous, Camden, Speed, and Dugdale, with Curious Memoirs of the Lives of These Early English Writers ... a Directory of Every Town and Considerable Village in the County; a Gazetteer of All Towns, Villages, Parishes and Hamlets ... and an Itinerary ...
Author: William West
Category: Warwickshire (England)
What exactly has Bill Clinton been doing since he left office? What can he expect to accomplish? What have his predecessors in his position done? Many presidents have had enormous impacts on the course of history after their terms ended, but not until After the White House by Max J. Skidmore has their role been examined. Thirty-two completed their terms. Four became presidential candidates again (one was even elected), two served in Congress, one abandoned his country to accept election to the Confederate Congress, one became Chief Justice, and one has the unique distinction of having his First Lady become a United States senator. Former presidents almost always remain influential, but their post-term activities have received little attention or scrutiny until now.
Former Presidents as Private Citizens
Author: Max J. Skidmore
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Civil War Memories is a collection of nineteen stories of the Civil War written in the late 1800's, giving them a ring of authenticity. The voices are both Northern and Southern, male and female, angry and melancholy, serious and comic; but they all treat the Civil War as a watershed in American history and in the lives of those who lived through it.
Nineteen stories of battle, bravery, love, and tragedy
Author: S. Joshi
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
"On the beaches of Normandy, on June 6, 1944, the U.S. Army suffered its heaviest casualties since Gettysburg. The losses were greatest among the infantry companies that led the assault, and Cawthon describes firsthand the furious and deathly chaos of the daylong battle to get off the beach and up the heights. Reduced by casualties to half its preinvasion strength, Cawthon's regiment still managed to fight off German counterattacks in an all-out pursuit across France before the Germans counterattacked again at the Ardennes forest."--BOOK JACKET.
A Remembrance of the World War II Infantry
Author: Charles R. Cawthon
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Balram Halwai, der "weisse Tiger", erzählt in Form von Briefen an den chinesischen Premierminister eine Geschichte über ein Indien fern von allen Klischees. Hier geht es um das wahre indische Leben auf den Strassen - vom Microsoft-Call-Centre-Mitarbeiter bis zum Bettler, der Müll verbrennt, um sich zu wärmen. Balram selber erzählt offen und schuldbewusst seine persönliche, skrupellose Erfolgsgeschichte - wie er seinen Platz in der aufsteigenden Wirtschaftsmacht des "neuen Indiens" sichert.
Author: Aravind Adiga,Andreas Petermeier
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen