Archaeologists in Print

Publisher : UCL Press
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ISBN : 1787352587
Pages : 312 pages
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Download or read book Archaeologists in Print written by Amara Thornton and published by UCL Press. This book was released on 2018-06-25 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Archaeologists in Print is a history of popular publishing in archaeology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, a pivotal period of expansion and development in both archaeology and publishing. It examines how British archaeologists produced books and popular periodical articles for a non-scholarly audience, and explores the rise in archaeologists’ public visibility. Notably, it analyses women’s experiences in archaeology alongside better known male contemporaries as shown in their books and archives. In the background of this narrative is the history of Britain’s imperial expansion and contraction, and the evolution of modern tourism in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Archaeologists exploited these factors to gain public and financial support and interest, and build and maintain a reading public for their work, supported by the seasonal nature of excavation and tourism. Reinforcing these publishing activities through personal appearances in the lecture hall, exhibition space and site tour, and in new media – film, radio and television – archaeologists shaped public understanding of archaeology. It was spadework, scripted. The image of the archaeologist as adventurous explorer of foreign lands, part spy, part foreigner, eternally alluring, solidified during this period. That legacy continues, undimmed, today. Praise for Archaeologists in Print This beautifully written book will be valued by all kinds of readers: you don't need to be an archaeologist to enjoy the contents, which take you through different publishing histories of archaeological texts and the authors who wrote them. From the productive partnership of travel guide with archaeological interest, to the women who feature so often in the history of archaeological publishing, via closer analysis of the impact of John Murray, Macmillan and Co, and Penguin, this volume excavates layers of fascinating facts that reveal much of the wider culture of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The prose is clear and the stories compulsive: Thornton brings to life a cast of people whose passion for their profession lives again in these pages. Warning: the final chapter, on Archaeological Fictions, will fill your to-be-read list with stacks of new titles to investigate! This is a highly readable, accessible exploration into the dynamic relationships between academic authors, publishers, and readers. It is, in addition, an exemplar of how academic research can attract a wide general readership, as well as a more specialised one: a stellar combination of rigorous scholarship with lucid, pacy prose. Highly recommended!' Samantha Rayner, Director of UCL Centre for Publishing; Deputy Head of Department and Director of Studies, Department of Information Studies, UCL

Mabou Pioneers Volume 1

Publisher : Formac Publishing Company Limited
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ISBN : 1459503252
Pages : 880 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (459 users)

Download or read book Mabou Pioneers Volume 1 written by and published by Formac Publishing Company Limited. This book was released on 2014-06-12 with total page 880 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a genealogical record of some of the pioneer families who settled in the Mabou and District area of Cape Breton. In addition to genealogies of Mabou families, the book also offers biographical sketches of prominent ecclesiastics, a history of the Parish of Mabou, and a brief reflection on the compiling of genealogies. Mabou Pioneers is an indispensible reference to the genealogy of this remarkable Cape Breton community.

Letters of Two Centuries

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Pages : 402 pages
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Download or read book Letters of Two Centuries written by Charles Fraser Mackintosh and published by . This book was released on 1890 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Everything Explained That Is Explainable

Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 1101947772
Pages : 464 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (11 users)

Download or read book Everything Explained That Is Explainable written by Denis Boyles and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2016-06-07 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Everything Explained That Is Explainable is the audacious, utterly improbable story of the publication of the Eleventh Edition of the legendary Encyclopædia Britannica. It is the tale of a young American entrepreneur who rescued a dying publication with the help of a floundering newspaper, and in so doing produced a series of books that forever changed the face of publishing. Thanks to the efforts of 1,500 contributors, among them a young staff of university graduates as well as some of the most distinguished names of the day, the Eleventh Edition combined scholarship and readability in a way no previous encyclopedia had (or ever has again). Denis Boyles’s work of cultural history pulls back the curtain on the 44-million-word testament to the age of reason that has profoundly shaped the way we see the world.

When We Were the Kennedys

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1472232038
Pages : 234 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (472 users)

Download or read book When We Were the Kennedys written by Monica Wood and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-07-28 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: WHEN WE WERE THE KENNEDYS is a brilliant, award-winning memoir about the death of a father and the healing of a family, by Monica Wood, the acclaimed author of THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY. Perfect for those who loved Cathy Rentzenbrink's THE LAST ACT OF LOVE or Helen Macdonald's H IS FOR HAWK. 'It's a pleasure to linger with her elegant prose, keen eye and grace of thought' Reader's Digest 'Intimate but expansive ... A tender memoir of a very different time' O, the Oprah Magazine 1963. The Wood family is much like their neighbours, all dependent on the fathers' wages from the local mill. But when Dad suddenly dies on his way to work one April morning, Mum and the four deeply connected Wood daughters are set adrift. And then, come November - the family still overwhelmed by grief, the country shocked by the assassination of President Kennedy - Mum announces an unprecedented family road trip. Inspired by the televised grace of Jackie Kennedy, herself a new widow with young children, Mum and her girls head to Washington, DC, to do some rescuing of their own. WHEN WE WERE THE KENNEDYS is a funny, moving and imaginative memoir about how one family and one country, each shocked by the unimaginable, find the strength to move on. What readers are saying about WHEN WE WERE THE KENNEDYS: 'A beautifully written, thought-provoking book' 'Filled with great love - of family, friends and the ability to bounce back even with many setbacks. Wood's words are so beautiful they literally lift off the pages' 'Compelling, profound, beautiful'

Mill Town

Publisher : St. Martin's Press
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ISBN : 1250155959
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (25 users)

Download or read book Mill Town written by Kerri Arsenault and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2020-09-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2021 Rachel Carson Environmental Book Award Winner of the 2021 Maine Literary Award for Nonfiction Finalist for the 2020 National Book Critics John Leonard Prize for Best First Book Finalist for the 2021 New England Society Book Award Finalist for the 2021 New England Independent Booksellers Association Award A New York Times Editors’ Choice and Chicago Tribune top book for 2020 “Mill Town is the book of a lifetime; a deep-drilling, quick-moving, heartbreaking story. Scathing and tender, it lifts often into poetry, but comes down hard when it must. Through it all runs the river: sluggish, ancient, dangerous, freighted with America’s sins.” —Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland Kerri Arsenault grew up in the small, rural town of Mexico, Maine, where for over 100 years the community orbited around a paper mill that provided jobs for nearly everyone in town, including three generations of her family. Kerri had a happy childhood, but years after she moved away, she realized the price she paid for that childhood. The price everyone paid. The mill, while providing the social and economic cohesion for the community, also contributed to its demise. Mill Town is a book of narrative nonfiction, investigative memoir, and cultural criticism that illuminates the rise and collapse of the working-class, the hazards of loving and leaving home, and the ambiguous nature of toxics and disease with the central question; Who or what are we willing to sacrifice for our own survival?

Journals

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Download or read book Journals written by and published by . This book was released on 1856 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Celtic Magazine

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Download or read book The Celtic Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1884 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Architecture of Jefferson Country

Publisher : University of Virginia Press
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ISBN : 0813918855
Pages : 362 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (813 users)

Download or read book The Architecture of Jefferson Country written by K. Edward Lay and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2000-01 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The great architectural significance of Albemarle County and Charlottesville, Virginia, rests, not surprisingly, on the continuing influence of Thomas Jefferson. Not only did Jefferson design the State Capitol in Richmond, his home Monticello, his country retreat Poplar Forest, and the University of Virginia; after his death, master builders continued to construct important examples of Jeffersonian classicism in Albemarle County and beyond. But what is less well known are the many important examples of other architectural idioms built in this Piedmont Virginia county, many by nationally renowned architects. At the turn of the twentieth century, the renewed interest of wealthy clients in eclectic architectural styles attracted some of the finest Beaux Arts architects in the country to the Charlottesville area. Grand new buildings complemented and competed with the Jeffersonian models of a hundred years earlier. In addition, throughout its history Albemarle County has seen construction of a great variety of public architectural landmarks: mills and churches, movie theaters and hospitals, gas stations and taverns. For many years K. Edward Lay has been teaching, guiding tours of, and writing about this rich architectural legacy. Here at last is his definitive treatment of a topic that has been his life's work, presented in an elegantly illustrated volume. Following a general introduction by John S. Salmon, Lay divides his book into six chronological chapters: "The Georgian Period," "Thomas Jefferson and His Builders," "The Roman Revival (1800-1830)," "The Greek Revival (1830-1860)," "Beyond the Classical Revival," and "The Eclectic Era (1890-1939)." He discusses over 800 buildings, from a Sears house to grand estates, the Abell-Gleason house and the Albemarle County Jail to Wavertree Hall and Zion Baptist Church, with 26 color photographs and 369 black-and-white illustrations complementing his text. A final chapter discusses the University of Virginia. Maps of the area allow readers and visitors to trace the locations of individual buildings and to recognize trends of settlement and construction in the area. As an elegant giftbook or reference, The Architecture of Jefferson Country gives architects, historians, visitors, and residents an unprecedented view of the wealth of buildings in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

Ed Muskie: Made in Maine

Publisher : Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
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ISBN : 0884483924
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (884 users)

Download or read book Ed Muskie: Made in Maine written by James L. Witherell and published by Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing. This book was released on 2014-03-28 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This insightful biography covers the life and career of Edmund "Ed" Muskie, from his childhood in Rumford, Maine, to his years as the governor of Maine. Born in a paper mill town in Maine's western foothills, Muskie was one of six children of a Polish immigrant and a Polish-American mother whose English was worse than her husband's. His arc through his formative years was singular and unpredictable, an American story that looks plausible only in hindsight. Commemorating the centenary of his birth, this biography of Ed Muskie through his two terms as Maine's governor tells how the son of an immigrant tailor grew up to become one of the most consequential politicians in American history.

Rag Paper Manufacture in the United States, 1801Ð1900

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 0786459972
Pages : 316 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

Download or read book Rag Paper Manufacture in the United States, 1801Ð1900 written by AJ Valente and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-10-12 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Outlining the early history of the U.S. paper industry, this book provides details on paper manufacturing from the early 1800s, when American paper was created almost entirely by hand out of cotton and other plant fibers, to the discovery of wood-pulp paper and the introduction of commercial-grade paper machines during the post–Civil War period. It discusses paper machine manufacturing, major U.S. mills, the papermaking traditions of Dutch and German immigrants, the politics of papermaking, and the eventual expansion of the paper industry from New England to the forests of the Northeast, Midwest, and Northwest. Two appendices provide a census listing of more than 1,100 U.S. paper mills, along with a directory of more than 1,300 mill owners and companies. The book contains around 70 illustrations and diagrams of major mills and relevant manufacturing technologies.

Thirteen Years of a Busy Woman's Life

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Pages : 367 pages
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Download or read book Thirteen Years of a Busy Woman's Life written by Mrs. Alec-Tweedie (Ethel) and published by . This book was released on 1912 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series, Volume 3

Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN : 0691184615
Pages : pages
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Download or read book The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series, Volume 3 written by Thomas Jefferson and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2018-06-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume Three of the definitive edition of Thomas Jefferson's papers from the end of his presidency until his death presents 567 documents covering the period from 12 August 1810 to 17 June 1811. Jefferson is now firmly ensconced in retirement at Monticello and Poplar Forest. He is not free from legal and political concerns, however, with the controversy over the 1807 federal seizure of the Batture Sainte Marie at New Orleans looming particularly large. Jefferson prepares for his defense against Edward Livingston's lawsuit by corresponding at length with his counsel and involved public officials, and seeking out documents and legal authorities to vindicate himself. He also seeks to end Philadelphia journalist William Duane's growing estrangement from mainstream Republican politics, lobbies for the appointment of a committed Republican to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court, and argues with the Rivanna Company over its proposed encroachments on his property. Other highlights are Jefferson's draft constitution for an agricultural society, his astronomical calculations, his notes on plantings at Poplar Forest, and his estimate of the cost of shipping flour. Documents on slaves and slavery include discussions of schemes for colonizing freed slaves in Africa, information on the medical condition of some of Jefferson's slaves, and an account of a visit to Monticello with a distinctly unflattering portrayal of the ex-president's standing in the community and his relations with his slaves.

Hidden Places

Publisher : Down East Books
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ISBN : 1608937291
Pages : 264 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (68 users)

Download or read book Hidden Places written by Joseph A. Conforti and published by Down East Books. This book was released on 2020-04-01 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Across decades, Maine has produced nationally-recognized novelists of place-based fiction. From the late nineteenth century to the present, writers have explored the experiences of living in far-flung settings: island and coastal villages; northwoods lumbering communities; unincorporated townships; backcountry hamlets; and mill cities and towns. Taken together their body of work composes a remarkable literary map of a diverse and changing Maine. Hidden Places explores the identity of Maine through its writers and the people and places they captured at moments in time. Hidden Places traces the work of these writers to provoke readers into seeing and understanding Maine places with new awareness. These Maine writers construe place as both a territory on the ground and a country of the imagination. They help insiders see more clearly what is distinctive about their communities and encourage outsiders to better understand what might seem quaint or odd about the state. Like a well-drawn atlas, Hidden Places seeks to capture a diverse state at the granular level one representation at a time. It explores the identity of Maine through its writers and the people and places they wrote of.

The Nova Scotia reports

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Download or read book The Nova Scotia reports written by and published by . This book was released on 1907 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: