Download E-books From Lead Mines to Gold Fields: Memories of an Incredibly Long Life PDF

By Henry Taylor

Henry Taylor’s lengthy lifestyles (1825–1931) gave him an strange standpoint on swap in American society. in the course of his lifetime, the West was once principally settled. the US fought wars with Mexico and Spain, was once approximately torn aside through a civil clash, after which joined allies around the sea in global struggle I. innovations proliferated (trains, vehicles, airplanes, to call a few), and twenty-six presidents served in place of work. Taylor’s existence additionally exemplifies the cellular American way of life. His kin moved a number of instances earlier than he left the lead mines of Wisconsin for the gold fields of California in the course of the early 1850s. Taylor’s account of his trip around the western continent looking for fortune offers an arresting and targeted examine the hazards of the path. His account of his movement to western Nebraska in 1878 deals perception into the issues and successes of the early homesteaders and settlers. The latter parts of the autobiography predicament his later travels and his reflections on his lengthy existence.

With wit and a willing experience of personality, Taylor started to list his existence tale while he used to be eighty and accomplished it on the age of 103. Donald L. Parman has geared up and annotated Taylor’s tale, delivering an creation and data on humans, locations, and occasions within the text.

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Download E-books Deutschland und die NATO: Strategie und Politik im Spannungsfeld zwischen Ost und West (German Edition) PDF

By James Longden Richardson

Der grosste Teil dieses Buches wurde im Harvard middle for overseas Affairs unter Bedingungen geschrieben, die fur eine solche Studie gegenwartiger internatio naler Probleme ausserst gunstig sind. Ich bin daher dem Harvard middle zu grosstem Dank verpflichtet, besonders aber seinem Direktor, Robert R. Bowie, den Fakul tatsmitgliedern Henry A. Kissinger und Thomas C. Schelling, und meinen dortigen Kollegen Morton H. Halperin, Robert A. Levine, Lawrence S. Finkelstein, Fred C. Ikle und Johan J. Holst, ferner Jorg Kastel und Gunther van good. Mein Dank gilt ausserdem Agnes Headlam-Morley, Kenneth N. Waltz, Glenn H. Snyder und Karl Kaiser, die wertvolle Anregungen gaben. Meine Forschungen in Deutschland wurden von der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Auswartige Politik, insbesondere von Uwe Nerlich, von Behorden, von Mitgliedern des Bundestages und der Bundestags bibliothek unterstutzt. Elisabeth M. Esser und Wilhelm Duden danke ich fur die sorgfaltige Ubersetzung. Der deutschen Ausgabe habe ich einige Erganzungen beigefugt, um das Werk mog lichst auf den neuesten Stand zu bringen. London, England fames L. Richardson 26. August 1966 Einleitung In dieser Untersuchung sollen einige der Zusammenhange zwischen zwei zentralen Problemen der gegenwartigen internationalen Politik untersucht werden: der Orien tierung Deutschlands und der politischen und strategischen Bedeutung der Nuklear waffen. Es ist bereits zur Genuge uber beide Fragen gesondert geschrieben wor

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Download E-books Frommer's EasyGuide to National Parks of the American West (Easy Guides) PDF

By Eric Peterson

Quick to learn, mild to hold with professional suggestion in all rate levels, Frommer's EasyGuide to nationwide Parks of the yank West is the whole updated reference for tourists who are looking to maximize their stopover at within the smartest, such a lot time-efficient manner. Frommer's trademark candid and available services deals studies on picking the right park for you in keeping with pursuits and size of remain, entire with instructed riding excursions. The consultant additionally covers the place to discover the simplest climbing trails, rafting, mountaineering, flora and fauna viewing, surroundings and campgrounds. Insightful remark on every little thing from the usual points of interest to averting crowds and discovering the simplest occasions to go to, in addition to discovering the suitable position to stay.

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Download E-books Pueblos of the Rio Grande: A Visitor's Guide PDF

Pueblos of the Rio Grande is an authoritative and colourful tourists advisor to the 19 venerable pueblos of recent Mexico. Written in session with pueblo neighborhood elders, this ebook celebrates the cultural range and enduring values of Acoma, Cochiti, Isleta, Jemez, Laguna, Namb, Picuris, Pojoaque, Taos, Tesuque, San Felipe, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Sandia, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Santa Domingo, Zia, and Zuni. Cultural id and artistry are vividly expressed by way of expert Pueblo potters, silversmiths, fetish carvers, basket makers, and painters, whose best works are hugely sought-after via discerning paintings purchasers world wide. Daniel Gibson presents first-time viewers and skilled Indian paintings creditors alike with a wealth of trip-planning details, together with the humanities and crafts traditions targeted to every pueblo, annual celebrations open to the general public, right etiquette and dresses, and images regulations.

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Download E-books Frommer's San Francisco 2008 (Frommer's Complete Guides) PDF

By Erika Lenkert

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Download E-books Frommer's Honolulu, Waikiki and Oahu (Frommer's Color Complete) PDF

By Jeanette Foster

  • Full-color throughout!
  • Insider advice on warding off the crowds as you discover Oahu, from the world-famous Waikiki seashore and Diamond Head Crater to Honolulu's Chinatown and museums. Plus counsel for locating the "real" Oahu because the locals see it, from attending a Hawaiian-language church carrier to taking in a fish auction.
  • Where to find the best possible shores, adventures for thrill-seekers, climbing trails and golfing classes, and lush spa resorts.
  • Insightful commentary from our specialist writer, a resident of Hawaii's substantial Island, on Oahu's stunning array of actions, from snorkeling and diving to easy methods to plan a marriage at the island.
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm concepts. Our professional author is captivated with her Hawaii—she tells it love it is in an enticing and valuable way.
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Download E-books Old Yellowstone Days PDF

By Paul Schullery

Over thirty years after its unique e-book, former Yellowstone nationwide Park archivist Paul Schullery's choice of tourists' debts in their visits to the 1st nationwide park nonetheless resonates with the large effect the Park has had--and maintains to have--as a desert and game vacation spot. From John Muir's exultation of the wonderful thing about "Wonderland" to Rudyard Kipling's hilarious invective of the yank vacationer, Old Yellowstone Days contains decisions which shape the easiest photograph of what Yellowstone should have been like ahead of the intrusion of the automobile.

Updated with a brand new creation by means of Schullery, new illustrations, and a brand new foreword through Yellowstone nationwide Park Historian Lee Whittlesey, this quantity, which takes its identify from a piece of writing by means of Owen Wister, additionally comprises the impressions of William O. Owen, Charles Dudley Warner, Theodore Roosevelt, John Burroughs, Mrs. George Cowan, George Anderson, Emerson Hough, and Frederic Remington.

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Download E-books Ost und West in Deutschland — Träume, Wirklichkeit, Perspektiven: Beiträge zu den August-Lösch-Tagen 1996 PDF

By Helmut Himmelsbach (auth.), Prof. Dr. Franz-Josef Bade (eds.)

Inhalt des Buchs sind die Referate und Diskussionen der thirteen. August Lösch-Tage, die 1996 in Heidenheim an der Brenz stattfanden. Das Thema wird in drei Schwerpunkten "Soziale Transformation", "Regionalpolitische Herausforderungen" und "Siedlungsentwicklung" behandelt. Den Abschluß bildet das Referat "Herausforderungen der Europäischen Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion an die neuen Länder" von Reimut Jochimsen, Präsident der Landeszentralbank Nordrhein-Westfalen. Diskutiert werden zum einen die wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Probleme, die durch und durch und nach der Wiedervereinigung entstanden sind. Zum anderen werden die (regional-)politischen Möglichkeiten abgewogen, die zur Lenkung und Absicherung des Transformationsprozesses vorgeschlagen werden. Schließlich werden insbesondere die Gefahren für die Stadtentwicklung in den Neuen Bundesländern behandelt. Neben der Problemanalyse wird dabei nach Lösungen gesucht, wie die Wiedervereinigung erfolgreich fortgeführt werden kann.

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Download E-books How Cities Won the West: Four Centuries of Urban Change in Western North America (Histories of the American Frontier) PDF

By Carl Abbott

Towns instead of person pioneers were the driver within the cost and fiscal improvement of the western 1/2 North the US. through the 17th, eighteenth, and 19th centuries, western city facilities served as beginning issues for conquest and payment. As those frontier towns matured into metropolitan facilities, they grew from imitators of jap tradition and outposts of jap capital into self sufficient resources of monetary, cultural, and highbrow change.

From the Gulf of Alaska to the Mississippi River and from the binational city of San Diego-Tijuana to the Prairie Province capitals of Canada, Carl Abbott explores the complicated city background of western Canada and the us. The evolution of western towns from stations for exploration and army profession to modern access issues for migration and elements of an international financial system reminds us that it really is towns that “won the West.” And this present day, as cultural switch more and more strikes from west to east, Abbott argues that the city West represents a brand new middle from which rising styles of habit and altering customs might help to form North the United States within the twenty-first century.

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