Footprints In New York

Author: James Nevius
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493008404
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NYC tour guides and authors James and Michelle Nevius explore the lives of 20 iconic New Yorkers—from Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant to Alexander Hamilton, park architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux to JP Morgan and John D. Rockefeller, Jr.—and use them to guide the reader through four centuries of the city’s story. Beginning with the oldest standing building in the city, , a 1652 farmhouse in Brooklyn, and journeying all the way to the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, the book follows in the footsteps of these iconic New Yorkers. The authors tell the stories of everyone from slave traders and long-forgotten politicians to the movers and shakers of Gilded Age society and the Greenwich Village folk scene. One part history and one part personal narrative, Footprints in New York creates a different way of looking at the past, exploring new connections and forgotten chapters in the story of America’s greatest metropolis. Visit for more.

Leaving Footprints In The Taiga

Author: Donatas Brandišauskas
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785332392
Size: 12.49 MB
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Nowhere have recent environmental and social changes been more pronounced than in post-Soviet Siberia. Donatas Brandišauskas probes the strategies that Orochen reindeer herders of southeastern Siberia have developed to navigate these changes. "Catching luck" is one such strategy that plays a central role in Orochen cosmology -- luck implies a vernacular theory of causality based on active interactions of humans, non-humans, material objects, and places. Brandišauskas describes in rich details the skills, knowledge, ritual practices, storytelling, and movements that enable the Orochen to "catch luck" (or not, sometimes), to navigate times of change and upheaval.

Footprints In The Desert

Author: Maha Akhtar
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497690382
Size: 28.26 MB
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This thrilling work of historical fiction set during the fall of the Ottoman Empire tells the story of a circle of friends whose lives and loves become entangled in the crusade for freedom The second novel from Maha Akhtar weaves a story of espionage, love, courage, and loyalty, told from the perspectives of the revolutionaries who fought alongside Lawrence of Arabia—and the women who gave them strength. Salah escapes Turkey, fearing he is about to be unmasked as a spy for the Arab Revolt. Meanwhile, Noura, his best friend’s widow, flees Beirut, and the two find themselves in Cairo. When he’s not carrying out spy missions with the legendary Lawrence of Arabia, Salah is hiding from the Ottoman secret police in the bustling labyrinth of the Khan el-Khalili market. Noura starts over, finding strength and support in new friendships forged at Rania’s Café, where everyone is somehow involved in the struggle for Arab independence. But independence comes at a cost. And when Lawrence plans an attack on Aqaba, the price may be very high indeed.

Inside The Apple

Author: Michelle Nevius
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141658997X
Size: 58.55 MB
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A lively history of New York is a narrative walking tour presented through dozens of bite-sized chapters on specific events, people, and places of historical interest; in a guide for visitors and residents that is complemented by fourteen self-guided tour recommendations and maps. Original.

Footprints Of Thunder

Author: James F. David
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429911207
Size: 79.95 MB
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When a freak natural phenomenon dissolves the boundaries between yesterday and today, the world is transformed into a patchwork mixture of the present and the distant past. Entire cities are replaced by primeval forests. Prehistoric monsters stalk modern city streets, hunting for human prey. While ordinary men and women struggle to survive in this strange new world, the president and his advisers search for a way to undo the catastrophe. But the solution may be more devastating than the dinosaurs.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Footprints In The Snow

Author: Mei Matsuoka
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9780805087925
Size: 64.40 MB
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Wolf is feeling offended and indignant: All the wolves he’s ever read about are nasty, scary, and greedy! To set the record straight he decides to write a story about a nice wolf. But will his wolfish instincts get the better of him after all? Author/illustrator Mei Matsuoka's simple yet sophisticated art imbues Wolf's story of searching for a friend with wry humor and subtle wit.

Footprints In Time

Author: Alan E. Carman
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 146690741X
Size: 63.55 MB
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This book traces the footprints of the Lenape-Delaware Indians across the continent and centers on a culture which occupied a four – state region of the Northeast. The initial written documentation describing their way of life was supplied by eleven seventeenth century observers from four nationalities. In the next century, religious missionaries recorded their changing society as it faced the tide of immigration flooding into their homelands. Without their written information, this book could never have been completed.