Download E-books The Silver Bridge Disaster of 1967 (Images of America) PDF

By Stephan G. Bullard

Aspect Pleasants Silver Bridge, the 1st eyebar suspension bridge within the usa, was once an engineering wonder whilst it was once developed in 1927 and 1928. situated on US road 35, the bridge spanned the Ohio River and associated aspect friendly, West Virginia, with the cities of Kanauga and Gallipolis, Ohio. for nearly forty years, the constitution supplied accountable provider for tourists within the quarter. On December 15, 1967, this provider got here to a dramatic and disastrous finish. At 4:58 p.m., through the peak of rush hour, the bridge all of sudden collapsed. Rescue and restoration operations all started instantly yet have been hampered by means of terrible climatic conditions and freezing rain. the reason for the cave in used to be associated with the bridges cutting edge layout. Undetected corrosion rigidity cracks prompted an eyebar at the Ohio facet to fracture; as the eyebars have been associated jointly in a sequence, the failure of 1 resulted in the catastrophic cave in of the total bridge. In overall, forty six lives have been misplaced within the catastrophe.

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Download E-books Appalachians All: East Tennesseans and the Elusive History of an American Region PDF

By Mark T. Banker

"Appalachians All "intertwines the histories of 3 communities--Knoxville with its city existence, Cades Cove with its farming, logging, and tourism legacies, and the Clearfork Valley with its coal production--to inform a bigger tale of East Tennessee and its population. Combining a perceptive account of ways industrialization formed advancements in those groups because the Civil warfare with a heartfelt mirrored image on Appalachian identification, Mark Banker offers an important new local historical past with implications that stretch well past East Tennessee's limitations. Writing with the willing eye of a local son who left the world basically to come years later, Banker makes use of parts of his personal autobiography to underscore the ways that East Tennesseans, rather "successful" city dwellers, frequently distance themselves from an Appalachian id. This comprehensible albeit regrettable reaction, Banker indicates, diminishes and demeans either the person and area, making stereotypically "Appalachian" stipulations self-perpetuating. no matter if exploring grassroots activism within the Clearfork Valley, the agrarian traditions and next displacement of Cades Cove citizens, or Knoxvillians' efforts to advertise alternate, tourism, and undefined, Banker's precise ancient tours demonstrate not just a profound richness and complexity within the East Tennessee event but additionally a profound interconnectedness. Synthesizing the large learn and revisionist interpretations of Appalachia that experience emerged during the last thirty years, Banker bargains a brand new lens for constructively viewing East Tennessee and its earlier. He demanding situations readers to re-examine principles that experience lengthy lowered the area and to re-imagine Appalachia. And finally, whereas "Appalachians All" speaks so much on to East Tennesseans and different Appalachian citizens, it additionally includes vital classes for any reader looking to comprehend the an important connections among background, self, and position. Mark T. Banker, a historical past instructor at Webb college of Knoxville, is living at the farm the place he used to be raised in within sight Roane County. He earned his PhD on the collage of recent Mexico and is the writer of "Presbyterian Missions and Cultural interplay within the some distance Southwest, 1850-1950." His articles have seemed within the "Journal of Presbyterian heritage, magazine of the West, OAH journal of historical past, "and" Appalachian Journal."

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Download E-books Farewell to the Last Golden Era: The Yankees, the Pirates and the 1960 Baseball Season PDF

In 1960, significant League Baseball reached a crossroads in its background. dealing with a problem from the Continental Baseball League, the proprietors of the unique sixteen significant league groups elected to confess new golf equipment. This in-depth examine that pivotal season--the final performed with basically the unique sixteen teams--follows the hot York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates on their march to the 1960 international sequence. the rigors and triumphs of those groups mirror the alterations, huge and small, that got here to outline the game within the following decades--surnames at the backs of the uniforms, exploding scoreboards, the expanding influence of overseas avid gamers, and leading of all, growth. Marking the tip of the "Golden Age" of baseball and the start of the ascendancy soccer because the nationwide hobby, this historical season witnessed the intersection of the earlier and way forward for American specialist activities.

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Download E-books Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis PDF

By William C. Davis

Three Roads to the Alamo is the definitive e-book in regards to the lives of David Crockett, James Bowie and William Barret Travis—the mythical frontiersmen and opponents who met their future on the Alamo in a single of the main recognized and tragic battles in American history—and approximately what particularly occurred in that battle.

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Download E-books The 50 Greatest Yankee Games PDF

By Cecilia Tan

""Cecilia Tan has written a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a e-book. The reader is taken throughout the dramatic ebb and movement of the 50 maximum Yankee video games. We study much concerning the staff from the Bronx during this fact-filled, entertainingly written opus. might be required studying for all lovers of the recent York Yankees.""
--Harvey Frommer, writer of A Yankee Century and the recent York Yankee Encyclopedia
Every Yankee fan has a reminiscence they're going to always remember or a video game they want they'd obvious. masking a complete century of recent York Yankees baseball, The 50 maximum Yankee video games brings jointly the easiest (and occasionally worst) moments skilled by way of the main profitable activities franchise on this planet. you can be there as:
* Babe Ruth plays the main debated gesture in activities history
* Joe DiMaggio reaches one milestone on his solution to another
* ""The Wild Man"" tames the Dodgers, however the Bombers fail to score
* Bobby Murcer promises the game-winning hit simply hours after providing the eulogy at Thurman Munson's funeral
* Dave Righetti throws his no-hitter opposed to the crimson Sox
* Don Mattingly shines, yet Seattle savors the day
* Derek Jeter saves the sport and the season with a ""shovel pass""

From the Yankees' first global sequence to the pennant race that pitted Joe DiMaggio opposed to Ted Williams to the Bucky Dent domestic run video game, you will have the easiest seat within the stadium as you event the entire pleasure and drama. that includes interesting anecdotes and classic pictures, The 50 maximum Yankee video games is the best e-book for each Yankee fan and an individual who cherishes the game.
""Tan does an excellent activity opting for crucial contests from a hundred seasons of american baseball and recounting them in a gripping variety . . . constructing interesting, dramatic tale lines.""
--Publisher's Weekly

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Download E-books Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty PDF

Prior to the yankee Revolution, no colony extra assiduously safe its confirmed church or extra seriously persecuted non secular dissenters than Virginia. either its politics and faith have been ruled by means of an Anglican institution, and dissenters from the demonstrated Church of britain have been topic to varied felony infirmities and severe persecution. by means of 1786, no nation extra absolutely secure spiritual freedom.
This profound transformation, as John A. Ragosta exhibits during this booklet, arose now not from a new-found cultural tolerance. particularly, because the Revolution approached, Virginia's political institution wanted the help of the non secular dissenters, essentially Presbyterians and Baptists, for the mobilization attempt. Dissenters seized this chance to insist on freedom of faith in go back for his or her mobilization. Their calls for resulted in a posh and prolonged negotiation during which the spiritual institution slowly and grudgingly provided simply enough reforms to take care of the an important aid of the dissenters.
After the conflict, whilst dissenters' help was once not wanted, the institution leaders sought to recapture keep watch over, yet stumbled on they'd heavily miscalculated: wartime negotiations had politicized the dissenters. consequently dissenters' calls for for the separation of church and country triumphed over the establishment's efforts and Jefferson's Statute for constructing non secular Freedom used to be followed.
Historians and the excellent courtroom have time and again famous that the basis of the 1st Amendment's defense of spiritual liberty lies in Virginia's fight, turning essentially to Jefferson and Madison to appreciate this. In Wellspring of Liberty, John A. Ragosta argues that Virginia's spiritual dissenters performed a seminal, and formerly underappreciated, position within the improvement of the 1st modification and within the which means of non secular freedom as we comprehend it today.

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Download E-books And You Know You Should Be Glad: A True Story of Lifelong Friendship PDF

"New York instances" bestselling writer Bob Greene recounts his friendship with 4 males he is identified considering that kindergarten displaying the way it stepped forward through the years via their event of studying that certainly one of them is loss of life. this can be a memoir of serious good looks and secret. starting to be up in small-town Bexley, Ohio, Bob Greene and his 4 most sensible acquaintances, Allen, Chuck, Dan, and Jack- often called ABCD&J have been inseparable. Of the 4, Jack used to be Bob's absolute best buddy, from the instant he'd befriended Bob on their first day of kindergarten. They grew up jointly, obtained in hassle jointly, and discovered approximately existence whereas additionally they went their separate methods, as all of us do. yet in the course of the 5 pals saved in shut contact and marked the milestones of one another' lives the great ones and the undesirable. Then the decision got here: Jack was once loss of life. And so the buddies got here jointly as pals do to determine Jack via to the tip of the adventure. "And you recognize you need to be completely happy" is drastically relocating, humorous, wistful, and sincere. greater than something, it really is an uplifting publication in regards to the energy of friendship, and concerning the those who knew you whilst. it really is bestselling writer Bob Greene's most interesting booklet thus far.

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Download E-books The New Metaphysicals: Spirituality and the American Religious Imagination PDF

By Courtney Bender

American spirituality—with its concentrate on person that means, event, and exploration—is frequently considered a made of the postmodern period. yet, as The New Metaphysicals makes transparent, modern American spirituality has ancient roots within the 19th century and greatly in universal with conventional spiritual pursuits. To discover this international, Courtney Bender combines examine into the background of the circulate with fieldwork in Cambridge, Massachusetts—a key website of other non secular inquiry from Emerson and William James to this present day. via her ethnographic research, Bender discovers specialize in the hot, on growth, and at the means religious ideals intersect with technology obscures the historic roots of spirituality from its practitioners and those that examine it alike—and form an everlasting set of contemporary non secular probabilities within the procedure.

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Download E-books Urban Disorder and the Shape of Belief: The Great Chicago Fire, the Haymarket Bomb, and the Model Town of Pullman PDF

The good Chicago hearth of 1871, the Haymarket bombing of 1886, and the making and unmaking of the version city of Pullman—these awesome occasions in what many thought of the necessary American urban compelled humans around the kingdom to confront the sickness that appeared unavoidably to accompany city progress and social swap. during this publication, Carl Smith explores the resourceful dimensions of those occasions as he lines the evolution of ideals that more and more associated urban, ailment, and social fact within the minds of usa citizens. learning a striking diversity of writings and illustrations, in addition to protests, public gatherings, trials, hearings, and concrete reform and building efforts, Smith argues that those 3 events—and the general public know-how of the them—not purely trained each other, yet jointly formed how americans observed, and proceed to work out, town.

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Download E-books Stand, Columbia: A History of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1754-2004 PDF

By Robert A. McCaughey

Stand, Columbia! Alma Mater

Through the storms of Time abide

Stand, Columbia! Alma Mater

Through the storms of Time abide.

"Stand, Columbia!" by means of Gilbert Oakley Ward, Columbia collage 1902 (1904)

Marking the 250th anniversary of 1 of America's oldest and so much bold academic associations, this accomplished historical past of Columbia college extends from the earliest discussions in 1704 approximately ny urban being "a healthy position for a colledge" to the new inauguration of president Lee Bollinger, the 19th, on Morningside Heights. one of many unique "Colonial 9" faculties, Columbia's distinct background has been intertwined with the historical past of latest York urban. situated first in reduce long island, then in midtown, and now in Morningside Heights, Columbia's nationwide and foreign stature were inextricably pointed out with its city setting.

Columbia was once the 1st of America's "multiversities," relocating past its unique personality as a school devoted to undergraduate guideline to supply a accomplished application in specialist and graduate reports. medication, legislations, structure, and journalism have all regarded to the graduates and school of Columbia's faculties to supply for his or her ongoing management and energy. In 2003, a sampling of Columbia alumni comprise one member of the USA preferrred court docket, 3 usa senators, 3 congressmen, 3 governors (New York, New Jersey, and California), a major justice of the hot York court docket of Appeals, and a president of the recent York urban Board of schooling. however it might be as a contributor of principles and voices to the vast discourse of yankee highbrow lifestyles that Columbia has such a lot unusual itself. From The Federalist Papers, written by way of Columbians John Jay and Alexander Hamilton, to Charles Beard's An financial Interpretation of the Constitution and Jack Kerouac's On the Road to Edward Said's Orientalism, Columbia and its graduates have tremendously inspired American highbrow and public existence. Stand, Columbia additionally examines the reports of immigrants, ladies, Jews, African american citizens, and different teams because it takes severe degree of the University's efforts to develop into extra inclusive and extra reflective of the various urban that it calls home.

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