#1-Bestseller der New York Times Den betörend geheimnisvollen Namen Calypso teilen sich unter anderem eine griechische Meeresnymphe, ein afrikanisch-karibischer Tanzrhythmus und ein Saturnmond. Fragt man David Sedaris, ist Calypso ein besonders bescheuerter Name für eine Katze. Aber auch ein betörend geheimnisvoller Titel für die lang erwartete neue Geschichtensammlung eines der erfolgreichsten Humoristen unserer Zeit, der es wie kein anderer versteht, zarte Schönheit im Hässlichen zu entdecken und die banale Komik des schönen Scheins zu entlarven. Die autobiografischen Geschichten in Calypso kreisen um das solare Zentrum der Familie. In den Ferien und an Feiertagen kommt der Sedaris-Clan zusammen, im elterlichen Strandhaus, später in David Sedaris' eigener Zuflucht mit Meerblick, und flickt am generationsübergreifenden Quilt aus gescheiterten Beziehungen, tragischen Toden, späten Einsichten - und hartnäckiger Liebe zu den Freunden, die man sich nicht aussuchen kann.
Author: David Sedaris
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
die Geschichte von Carol Kennicott ; Roman
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Traces the development of diners, motels, drive-in movies, gas stations, miniature golf courses, supermarkets, and auto showrooms and examines the ways their architectural designs have changed
American Roadside Architecture
Author: Chester Liebs
Publisher: JHU Press
Nach dem großen Erfolg des Buches "Von der Subprime-Krise zur Finanzkrise" arbeiten die Autoren die Entwicklungen auf, die sich vorwiegend im Frühjahr des Jahres 2009 ergeben haben. Im Folgeband mit dem Titel "Von der Wall Street zur Main Street" gehen die Autoren fundiert und gleichzeitig leicht verständlich insbesondere auf folgende Fragestellungen ein: - Der Mensch in der Finanzkrise: Vom Homo Oeconomicus zu Behavioural Finance? - Die Finanzkrise - Eine Blase in einer Reihe von Blasen? - Welche Rolle spielt die Rechnungslegung in der Finanzkrise? - Welche Rolle spielen die Hedgefunds in der Finanzkrise? - Wie sieht die Bank der Zukunft aus? - Welche Auswirkungen hat die Finanzkrise auf die Wachstumsmärkte der Zukunft (Brasilien, Russland, Indien, China)? - Wie kommt es von der Finanzkrise zur Wirtschaftskrise?
Die Weltwirtschaft nach der Finanzkrise
Author: Michael Bloss,Dietmar Ernst,Joachim Häcker,Nadine Eil
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Business & Economics
Islam is Americas fastest growing religion, with more than six million Muslims in the United States, all living in the shadow of 9/11. Who are our Muslim neighbors? What are their beliefs and desires? How are they coping with life under the War on Terror? In Mecca and Main Street, noted author and journalist Geneive Abdo offers illuminating answers to these questions. Gaining unprecedented access to Muslim communities in America, she traveled across the country, visiting schools, mosques, Islamic centers, radio stations, and homes. She reveals a community tired of being judged by American perceptions of Muslims overseas and eager to tell their own stories. Abdo brings these stories vividly to life, allowing us to hear their own voices and inviting us to understand their hopes and their fears. Inspiring, insightful, tough-minded, and even-handed, this book will appeal to those curious (or fearful) about the Muslim presence in America. It will also be warmly welcomed by the Muslim community.
Muslim Life in America after 9/11
Author: Geneive Abdo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Ein Schlüsselroman zum Verständnis der modernen USA, ihrer tiefen Ambivalenz und inneren Zerrissenheit Carol Kennicott, eine junge Frau aus Neuengland, hat es in ein Provinznest verschlagen, deren Einwohner, so merkt sie rasch, völlig anders ticken als sie. Um keinen Preis wollen sie von Vorurteilen abrücken und mit neuen Ideen beglückt werden. Im Gegenteil: Wer an ihren tief verwurzelten Überzeugungen rüttelt, kann sein blaues Wunder erleben. So entspinnt sich ein Kampf zwischen zwei konträren Weltbildern - urbane Liberalität vs. rustikales Hinterwäldlertum. Dass Letzteres nicht so einfach zu überwinden ist, sondern böse zurückschlägt, wenn es sich bedroht fühlt, lässt sich an der USA der Gegenwart ebenso studieren wie an diesem turbulenten, unterhaltsamen Klassiker.
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Publisher: Manesse Verlag
Author: Jacques Dalibard,Deryck Holdsworth,Heritage Canada
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Social Science
The Buildings of Main Street is the primary resource for interpreting commercial architectural style. Richard Longstreth, a renowned and respected author in the field of historic preservation, presents a useful survey of commercial architecture in urban America. He has developed a typology of architectural classification for commercial application in American towns across the United States. Likely to be enjoyed by both students and members of the general public seeking an introduction to commercial architecture, The Buildings of Main Streetmakes a significant and lasting contribution to American architectural history.
A Guide to American Commercial Architecture
Author: Richard W. Longstreth,Richard Longstreth
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
the revolt of Carol Kennicott
Author: Martin Bucco
Publisher: Twayne Pub
Category: Literary Criticism
In an assessment of American culture on the eve of the millennium, Mark Edmundson asks why we're determined to be haunted, courting the Gothic at every turn - and, at the same time, committed to escape through any new scheme for ready-made transcendence. Nightmare on Main Street depicts a culture suffused in the Gothic, not just in novels and films but even in the nonfictive realms of politics and academic theories, TV news and talk shows, various therapies, and discourses on AIDS and the environment. What, Edmundson asks, does the ascendancy of the Gothic in the 1990s tell us about our own day? And what of another trend, seemingly unrelated - the widespread belief that re-creating oneself is as easy as making a wish? Looking at the world according to Forrest Gump, Edmundson shows how this parallel culture actually works reciprocally with the Gothic.
Angels, Sadomasochism, and the Culture of Gothic
Author: Mark Edmundson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
An important part of the New Deal, the Modernization Credit Plan helped transform urban business districts and small-town commercial strips across 1930s America, but it has since been almost completely forgotten. In Modernizing Main Street, Gabrielle Esperdy uncovers the cultural history of the hundreds of thousands of modernized storefronts that resulted from the little-known federal provision that made billions of dollars available to shop owners who wanted to update their facades. Esperdy argues that these updated storefronts served a range of complex purposes, such as stimulating public consumption, extending the New Deal’s influence, reviving a stagnant construction industry, and introducing European modernist design to the everyday landscape. She goes on to show that these diverse roles are inseparable, woven together not only by the crisis of the Depression, but also by the pressures of bourgeoning consumerism. As the decade’s two major cultural forces, Esperdy concludes, consumerism and the Depression transformed the storefront from a seemingly insignificant element of the built environment into a potent site for the physical and rhetorical staging of recovery and progress.
Architecture and Consumer Culture in the New Deal
Author: Gabrielle Esperdy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"Main Street" tells the tale of a big-city girl who marries a physician and settles in a small town in the Midwest, only to fall victim to the narrow-mindedness and unimaginative natures of the town's residents. Introduction by Thomas Mallon. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Publisher: P. F. Collier and Son Corporation
Category: City and town life
Tells the story of Poughkeepsie’s transformation from small city to urban region.
Landscape and Social Change in Poughkeepsie
Author: Harvey K. Flad,Clyde Griffen
Publisher: SUNY Press
Look up and down, and diagonally, too: there's a "buried treasure" of words to uncover, hidden among the random letters. Young puzzle and language lovers can show what sharp eyes they have with this huge collection of word searches. Each one has a different theme, from Things That Fly (airplane, mosquito, flag) to Martial Arts (aikido, kickboxing), from Sundaes (caramel, cherry, yummy) to Wild Cats (cheetah, ocelot, puma). There are even 24 super School Time terms to track down. Only the best and most interesting word searches are found here--hundreds of them--and so are the answers, in the back, for anyone who needs a little help.
Author: Main Street
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
100 Cities. 100 Entrepreneurs. 9 Keys for Success. Main Street Entrepreneur offers a unique look at what it takes to create a successful and thriving business. Lifelong entrepreneur, business consultant and university professor Michael Glauser rode 4,005 miles in 45 days, spent 246 hours on a bike seat, climbed 165,748 vertical feet, and interviewed more than 100 entrepreneurs in 100 cities along the way to discover the secrets to entrepreneurial success. Glauser has distilled hours of interviews and research to present the nine keys for: • Building a purpose-driven business • Meeting important community needs • Developing a supporting cast • Working with a zealous tenacity • Giving mind-boggling customer service • Diversifying revenue streams • Giving back to the broader community • And ultimately, creating the lifestyle of your dreams Readers will learn how to achieve their own dreams and won’t need a 30-page business plan, venture capital, or an exit strategy. All they need to do is implement nine keys for success. Not everyone can build a Facebook, Google or eBay, but anyone with passion and tenacity can do what these entrepreneurs all across America are doing.
Build Your Dream Company Doing What You Love Where You Live
Author: Michael Glauser
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Category: Business & Economics
An ethnography and examination of a new wave of Pentecostalism in Canada and the US.
The Toronto Blessing and Reviving Pentecostalism
Author: Margaret M. Poloma
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Is Wall Street bad for Main Street America? In looking at the forces that brought our current administration to power one thing is clear: much of the population believes that our economic system is rigged to enrich the privileged elites at the expense of hard-working Americans. This is a belief held equally on both sides of political spectrum, and it seems only to be gaining momentum. A key reason, says Financial Times columnist Rana Foroohar, is the fact that Wall Street is no longer supporting Main Street businesses that create the jobs for the middle and working class. She draws on in-depth reporting and interviews at the highest rungs of business and government to show how the “financialization of America”—the phenomenon by which finance and its way of thinking have come to dominate every corner of business—is threatening the American Dream. Now updated with new material explaining how our corrupted financial system propelled Donald Trump to power, Makers and Takers explores the confluence of forces that has led American businesses to favor balance-sheet engineering over the actual kind, greed over growth, and short-term profits over putting people to work. From the cozy relationship between Wall Street and Washington, to a tax code designed to benefit wealthy individuals and corporations, to forty years of bad policy decisions, she shows why so many Americans have lost trust in the system, and why it matters urgently to us all. Through colorful stories of both “Takers,” those stifling job creation while lining their own pockets, and “Makers,” businesses serving the real economy, Foroohar shows how we can reverse these trends for a better path forward.
How Wall Street Destroyed Main Street
Author: Rana Foroohar
Publisher: Crown Business
Category: Business & Economics
"With his lively pen and lyric camera, Mr. Hokanson takes us on a journey of discovery. The open road is, in part, a defining characteristic of this country, and the Lincoln Highway is one of the historic traces ... like the Oregon Trail, the Camino Real, or the National Road. Not just for tourists, the Lincoln Highway accelerated the processes of social mobility, changed our geography, and led inexorably to a new America. This is an important story, well researched and beautifully, perceptively told." -- William L. Withuhn, Curator of Transportation, Smithsonian Institution Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Main Street Across America
Author: Drake Hokanson
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Unearthing individual stories and statistical records from previously overlooked birth control clinics, Cathy Moran Hajo looks past the rhetoric of the birth control movement to show the relationships, politics, and issues that defined the movement in neighborhoods and cities across the United States. Whereas previous histories have emphasized national trends and glossed over the majority of clinics, Birth Control on Main Street contextualizes individual case studies to add powerful new layers to the existing narratives on abortion, racism, eugenics, and sterilization. Hajo draws on an original database of more than 600 clinics run by birth control leagues, hospitals, settlement houses, and public health groups to isolate the birth control clinic from the larger narrative of the moment. By revealing how clinics tested, treated, and educated women regarding contraceptives, she shows how clinic operation differed according to the needs and concerns of the districts it served. Moving thematically through the politicized issues of the birth control movement, Hajo infuses her analysis of the practical and medical issues of the clinics with unique stories of activists who negotiated with community groups to obey local laws and navigated the swirling debates about how birth control centers should be controlled, who should receive care, and how patients should be treated.
Organizing Clinics in the United States, 1916-1939
Author: Cathy Moran Hajo
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
The roots of many cherished American traditions may be found on the main streets of New Hampshire towns. Often the heart of a town's social, political, and economic life, main streets offer a sense of identity, dignity, and serenity. Through images, Main Street New Hampshire reflects the romance and nostalgia of the past and showcases the sights and memorials of several important New Hampshire places, including Concord, Keene, Nashua, Rochester, Laconia, Exeter, Newmarket, and others. These images, many dating from as early as 1860, reflect the activity, architecture, transportation, and recreation at the heart of each community.
Author: Bruce D. Heald
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing