Flight Path

Flight Path Author Hannah Palmer
ISBN-10 1938235282
Year 2017-04-04
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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In the months leading up to the birth of her first child, Hannah Palmer discovers that all three of her childhood houses have been wiped out by the expansion of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Having uprooted herself from a promising career in publishing in her adopted Brooklyn), Palmer embarks on a quest to determine the fate of her lost homesand of a community that has been erased by unchecked Southern progress. Lyrically chronicling the overlooked devastation and beauty along the airport's fringe communities in the tradition of John Jeremiah Sullivan and Leslie Jamison, Palmer unearths the startling narratives about race, power, and place that continue to shape American cities. Part memoir, part urban history, Flight Path: A Search for Roots beneath the World's Busiest Airport is a riveting account of one young mother's attempt at making a home where there's little home left.

Rich s

Rich s Author Jeff Clemmons
ISBN-10 9781614236207
Year 2012-08-07
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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In 1867, less than three years after the Civil War left the city in ruins, Hungarian Jewish immigrant Morris Rich opened a small dry goods store on what is now Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta. Over time, his brothers Emanuel and Daniel joined the business; within a century, it became a retailing dynasty. Join historian Jeff Clemmons as he traces Rich's 137-year history. For the first time, learn the true stories behind Penelope Penn, Fashionata, The Great Tree, the Pink Pig, Rich's famous coconut cake and much more, including how events at the downtown Atlanta store helped John F. Kennedy become America's thirty-fifth president. With an eye for accuracy and exacting detail, Clemmons recounts the complete history of this treasured southern institution.

Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn

Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn Author Gary M. Pomerantz
ISBN-10 UVA:X004172723
Year 1996
Pages 656
Language en
Publisher Scribner Book Company
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Examines the history of Atlanta through the defining prism of race in the stories of two families, who grew up on opposite sides of the South's racial divide and who spawned two of Atlanta's most controversial mayors

C S Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law

C  S  Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law Author Justin Buckley Dyer
ISBN-10 9781107108240
Year 2016-08-11
Pages 170
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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This book shows how Lewis was interested in the truths and falsehoods about human nature and how these conceptions manifest themselves in the public square.

The Dark Side of Liberace

The Dark Side of Liberace Author Spero Pastos
ISBN-10 9781514458105
Year 2016-02-18
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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During Liberace’s trial in the late fifties, Lee, as he was familiarly called, was critically reviewed by Cassandra (a former colonel in the British army) in his daily column in London’s Daily Mirror. Cassandra wrote, “He is the summit of sex, the pinnacle of masculine, feminine, and neuter. Everything that he, she, and it can ever want. This deadly, winking, sniggering, snuggling, chromium-plated, scent-impregnated, luminous, quivering, giggling, fruit-flavored, mincing, ice-covered heap of mother love has had the biggest reception and impact on London since Charlie Chaplin arrived at the same station!” At the same time, Liberace had recently completed his ABC seven-year contract that had gone viral via international and national television, but he recognized a new and very popular confidential magazine that was beginning to create unimaginable curiosity in 1950s America, suggesting that he was homosexual. Liberace died in February of 1987, but the story of his estate was not settled until long after. His attorney, Joel Strote, managed to stuff the estate for his own, and that forced a very ugly trial both between the Liberace family both in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, where Liberace made his home for tax benefits. The outcomes of the trials were in Strote’s favor, though Ida Mae Liberace, Liberace’s niece, claimed that there were hundreds of millions of dollars in the estate secreted in an account in Switzerland. Liberace’s burial was in Forest Lawn overlooking Warner Brothers Studio and where Liberace filmed his disastrous film during the 1950s entitled Sincerely Yours.

City on the Verge

City on the Verge Author Mark Pendergrast
ISBN-10 9780465094981
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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What we can learn from Atlanta's struggle to reinvent itself in the 21st Century Atlanta is on the verge of tremendous rebirth-or inexorable decline. A kind of Petri dish for cities struggling to reinvent themselves, Atlanta has the highest income inequality in the country, gridlocked highways, suburban sprawl, and a history of racial injustice. Yet it is also an energetic, brash young city that prides itself on pragmatic solutions. Today, the most promising catalyst for the city's rebirth is the BeltLine, which the New York Times described as "a staggeringly ambitious engine of urban revitalization." A long-term project that is cutting through forty-five neighborhoods ranging from affluent to impoverished, the BeltLine will complete a twenty-two-mile loop encircling downtown, transforming a massive ring of mostly defunct railways into a series of stunning parks connected by trails and streetcars. Acclaimed author Mark Pendergrast presents a deeply researched, multi-faceted, up-to-the-minute history of the biggest city in America's Southeast, using the BeltLine saga to explore issues of race, education, public health, transportation, business, philanthropy, urban planning, religion, politics, and community. An inspiring narrative of ordinary Americans taking charge of their local communities, City of the Verge provides a model for how cities across the country can reinvent themselves.

One Girl One Dream

One Girl One Dream Author Laura Dekker
ISBN-10 9781775490821
Year 2014-10-20
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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The amazing autobiographical account of the youngest ever solo circumnavigation of the Earth. First time in English! If you want to see the other side of the world, you can do two things: turn the world upside down, or travel there yourself. In 2012, at the age of just 16, Laura Dekker became the youngest sailor ever to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe. In realising her long-held dream, she had not only braved the wild oceans and long weeks of solitude at sea, but also the doubts and sometimes hostile resistance of officials. In this remarkable account of her incredible journey - for the first time in English - Laura describes in her own words what it is like to sail solo around the world, and the determination it takes to do it at such a young age. Exciting, awe-inspiring and inspirational, this is a real-life adventure for readers of all ages.

The 9 11 Commission Report

The 9 11 Commission Report Author
ISBN-10 9780160891809
Year 2011-08-12
Pages 587
Language en
Publisher Government Printing Office
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This edition has been designated as the only official U.S. Government edition of the 9-11 Commission’s Final Report. It provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

Cool Cities

Cool Cities Author Benjamin R. Barber
ISBN-10 9780300228113
Year 2017-04-24
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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A pointed argument that cities—not nation-states—can and must take the lead in fighting climate change Climate change is the most urgent challenge we face in an interdependent world where independent nations have grown increasingly unable to cooperate effectively on sustainability. In this book, renowned political theorist Benjamin R. Barber describes how cities, by assuming important aspects of sovereignty, can take the lead from faltering nation states in fighting climate change. Barber argues that with more than half the world's population now in urban areas, where 80 percent of both GDP and greenhouse gas emissions are generated, cities are the key to the future of democracy and sustainability. In this compelling sequel to If Mayors Ruled the World, Barber assesses both broad principles of urban rights and specific strategies of sustainability such as fracking bans, walkable cities, above-ground mining of precious resources, energy and heating drawn from garbage incineration, downtown wind turbines, and skyscrapers built from wood. He shows how cities working together on climate change, despite their differences in wealth, development, and culture, can find common measures by which to evaluate the radically different policies they pursue. This is a book for a world in which bold cities are collaborating to combat climate change and inspire hope for democracy even as reactionary populists take over national governments in the United States and Europe. It calls for a new social contract among citizens and municipalities to secure not only their sustainability but their survival.

How to Kill a City

How to Kill a City Author Peter Moskowitz
ISBN-10 9781568585246
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Fighting Blind

Fighting Blind Author Ivan Castro
ISBN-10 9781466887985
Year 2016-11-15
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press
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Fighting was a practiced routine for Lieutenant Ivan Castro. But when a mortar round struck the rooftop of his sniper’s post in Iraq, he found himself in a battle more difficult than even he could have imagined. The direct hit killed two other soldiers and nearly claimed Castro’s life as well. Mangled by shrapnel and badly burned, Castro was medevac’d to Germany more dead than alive. His lungs were collapsed. He couldn’t hear. One eye had been blown out, the nerve to the other severed. In the weeks and months that followed, Castro would find that physical darkness was nothing compared to the emotional darkness of loss and despair. Desperate for a reason to live, he eventually fought his way back to health through exercise and a single-minded goal: running a marathon. Once he set his course, there was no stopping him. Stubborn to a point that at times bordered on insanity, he managed not only to recover but to return to active duty. Since 2007, he has run over two dozen marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2013, where he was one of the runners diverted when the bombs exploded. Today, Castro helps prepare soldiers for combat, working exactly as if he were “sighted.” Fighting Blind, this frankly told account of his struggle through adversity, the highs and lows and the always bumpy road in between, is a story of hope and perseverance against the odds: an Unbroken for the present generation.

Into the Unknown

Into the Unknown Author Andy Murray
ISBN-10 1909394467
Year 2017-07-01
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher
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Since the earliest blossoming of British television drama, scriptwriter Nigel Kneale has been a seminal figure. His BBC Quatermass serials were seismic events in Fifties popular culture, becoming internationally successful when adapted for the big screen. His later TV plays, such as The Road, The Stone Tape and The Year of the Sex Olympics, skilfully blended elements of science fiction and the ghost story, and remain hugely influential classics. This fully revised new edition of Kneale's biography charts his extraordinary career, from his childhood on the Isle of Man, to his fraught days at the BBC, strange adventures in Hollywood, and eventually status as a legend to legions of devotees. It draws on a wealth of research and many hours of interviews with the subject himself, as well as prominent admirers including John Carpenter, Ramsey Campbell, Grant Morrison, Russell T Davies, and Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson of the League of Gentlemen.

Ecotopia 2121

Ecotopia 2121 Author Alan Marshall
ISBN-10 9781628726145
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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A stunningly original, lushly illustrated vision for a Green Utopia, published on the 500th anniversary of the original Big Idea—a 2016 Green Book Festival "Future Forecasts" Winner. Five hundred years ago a powerful new word was unleashed upon the world when Thomas More published his book Utopia, about an island paradise far away from his troubled land. It was an instant hit, and the literati across Europe couldn't get enough of its blend of social fantasy with a deep desire for a better world. Five hundred years later, Ecotopia 2121 once again harnesses the power of the utopian imagination to confront our current problems, among them climate change, and offer a radical, alternative vision for the future of our troubled planet. Depicting one hundred cities around the globe—from New York to San Francisco, London, Tokyo, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Beijing, Vienna, Singapore, Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, and Mumbai—Alan Marshall imagines how each may survive and prosper. A striking, full-color scenario painting illustrates each city. The chapters tell how each community has found either a social or technological innovation to solve today's crises. Fifteen American cities are covered. Around the world, urban planners like to tailor scenarios for the year 2020, to take advantage of the metaphor of 20-20 vision. In Ecotopia 2121, the vision may be fuzzy, but its sharp insights, captivating illustrations, and playful storytelling will keep readers coming back again and again.

Married to the Mouse

Married to the Mouse Author Richard E. Foglesong
ISBN-10 0300098286
Year 2003
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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Joined together in an extraordinarily close relationship, Walt Disney World and Orlando, Florida, have become the world's most popular tourist destination. This title traces the history of the ups and downs of this marriage and tells the inside story of Disney's use and abuse of unparalleled governmental powers. The tale raises important questions about cities and the economic development choices they confront.

Airline Economics

Airline Economics Author Giovanni Alberto Tabacco
ISBN-10 9783319467290
Year 2016-11-15
Pages 78
Language en
Publisher Springer
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This book presents an original empirical investigation of the market structure of airline city pair markets, shedding new light on the workings of competitive processes between firms. Examining a cross-section of US airline city pairs, Tabacco proposes for the first time that the industry can be understood as a natural oligopoly, each airline market being dominated by one to three airline carriers regardless of market size. The author questions the extent to which airlines deliberately prevent head-to-head competition within city pair markets, and draws intriguing conclusions about competitive forces from the observed market structure. Uncovering some of the main corporate strategies of the airline industry, the book is of immediate relevance to industry managers and practitioners, as well as academic economists.