You Are Here Nyc

Author: Katharine Harmon
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1616895497
Size: 16,34 MB
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Maps are magical. Every graphic, like every story, has a point of view, and New York is rife with mapmaking possibilities, thick with mythology, and glutted with history. You Are Here: NYC assembles some two hundred maps charting every inch and facet of the five boroughs, depicting New Yorks of past and present, and a city that never was. "A Nightclub Map of Harlem" traces a boozy night from the Radium and the Cotton Club to the Savoy and then the Lafayette; "Wonders of New York" pinpoints three hundred sites of interest, including the alleged location of Captain Kidd's buried treasure; the Ghostbusters subway map plots the route from Astral Projections Place to Stay Puft Street; and a rejected proposal of ornate topiaries illustrates a Central Park that might have been. This sequel to the best-selling You Are Here includes original essays by Bob Mankoff, Maria Popova, Sarah Boxer, and Rebecca Cooper, among others.

Soul Whisperer

Author: Gary Comer
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621895440
Size: 18,42 MB
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What if we changed the face of evangelism? In a time when so many have a negative perception of evangelism, what if a new model was entirely biblical, loaded with skills, and more effective? Soul Whisperer shifts the emphasis from telling to a drawing paradigm. It develops biblically the pattern of Jesus, who did not give static presentations but rather customized his words to each hearer. By learning his ways, our words, too, can have pinpointed impact! Christians will discover how to draw out first, in order to read their friends and discern the relevant appeal of the gospel. In this way, the style is far more dynamic. It adapts! Understanding the non-believer's unique starting point will determine a distinct path. By creating a conversation about spiritual influence and what is involved in faith formation, this book charts ways for Christians to go deeper in evangelistic relationships. Most importantly, Soul Whisperer infuses skills that will shape a more Christ-likened missional disciple.

The Blast

Author: Alexander Berkman
Editor: AK Press
ISBN: 9781904859086
Size: 15,46 MB
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Explosive writing, reporting and rhetoric of Berkman, Emma Goldman, and others who attempted revolution in 1916-17.


Author: Edwin G. Burrows
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199741205
Size: 15,27 MB
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To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut, and oak, and forests that teemed with bears, wolves, raccoons, beavers, otters, and foxes. Today, it is the site of Broadway and Wall Street, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, and the home of millions of people, who have come from every corner of the nation and the globe. In Gotham, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace have produced a monumental work of history, one that ranges from the Indian tribes that settled in and around the island of Manna-hata, to the consolidation of the five boroughs into Greater New York in 1898. It is an epic narrative, a story as vast and as varied as the city it chronicles, and it underscores that the history of New York is the story of our nation. Readers will relive the tumultuous early years of New Amsterdam under the Dutch West India Company, Peter Stuyvesant's despotic regime, Indian wars, slave resistance and revolt, the Revolutionary War and the defeat of Washington's army on Brooklyn Heights, the destructive seven years of British occupation, New York as the nation's first capital, the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, the Erie Canal and the coming of the railroads, the growth of the city as a port and financial center, the infamous draft riots of the Civil War, the great flood of immigrants, the rise of mass entertainment such as vaudeville and Coney Island, the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the birth of the skyscraper. Here too is a cast of thousands--the rebel Jacob Leisler and the reformer Joanna Bethune; Clement Moore, who saved Greenwich Village from the city's street-grid plan; Herman Melville, who painted disillusioned portraits of city life; and Walt Whitman, who happily celebrated that same life. We meet the rebel Jacob Leisler and the reformer Joanna Bethune; Boss Tweed and his nemesis, cartoonist Thomas Nast; Emma Goldman and Nellie Bly; Jacob Riis and Horace Greeley; police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt; Colonel Waring and his "white angels" (who revolutionized the sanitation department); millionaires John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, August Belmont, and William Randolph Hearst; and hundreds more who left their mark on this great city. The events and people who crowd these pages guarantee that this is no mere local history. It is in fact a portrait of the heart and soul of America, and a book that will mesmerize everyone interested in the peaks and valleys of American life as found in the greatest city on earth. Gotham is a dazzling read, a fast-paced, brilliant narrative that carries the reader along as it threads hundreds of stories into one great blockbuster of a book.

Open Doors Western New York African American Houses Of Worship

Author: Sharon R. Amos
ISBN: 0578100266
Size: 13,24 MB
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"Open doors: Western New York African-American houses of worship features sixty histories of tabernacles, temples, churches, fellowships, ministries and a mosque. This volume does not purport to be a complete compendium of African American houses of worship in Western New Yorkl however it does provide a representative sampling of predominantly African American congregations and African American worship leaders of Baptist, Catholic, Church of God in Christ, Lutheran, Methodist, Pentacostal, non-denominational and other demoninational congregations in Buffalo, Lackawanna, Lockport, and Niagara Falls, New York." -- Introduction, p. 17.

Hi How Are You

Author: Katy Franklin
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450227872
Size: 18,72 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Anyone who has ever been a server will tell you that waiting tables has its highs and lows. But waiting tables at a New York City Times Square tourist trap has its extreme highs and lows. "Hi, How Are You?" chronicles one young woman's point of view as she moves to the Big Apple and secures her dream a waitress. Join Katy as she makes friends and enemies, meets outrageous, demanding and sometimes inappropriate customers and even enters into the ultimate taboo relationship...with her boss. "Hi, How Are You?" is an insightful, delectable and ultimately, humorous foray into the restaurant industry's crazy world.

Farmer And Mechanic

Size: 13,22 MB
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Shadows And Miracles

Author: Cristina Necula
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1425752829
Size: 13,35 MB
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Cristina Necula's poetry is an arpeggio of hidden harmonies vibrating at the finest touch. The personages traveling through the poet's life are instruments of self-knowledge; the means for the poet to rediscover deep echoes within her own psyche, for it is her emotional and psychological journey that takes center stage. Her poetry is full of substance and flavor, it surprises and enchants; it allows the reader's imagination to walk hand-in-hand with the poet's emotional states. The poems are full of the agony of illusion, which the poet considers at times beneficial - a surrogate for happiness - and in other instances, a treacherous guide which leads to self-deception. It is a paradox she uselessly tries to evade and destroy forever, but which continues to seduce her. Cristina Necula's poems are after all about the paradox of love in all its lure and mysterious grace. Sever Voinescu, writer

The Round Table

Size: 16,25 MB
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Time Out New York

Author: Editors of Time Out
Editor: Time Out Guides
ISBN: 1846703190
Size: 10,34 MB
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Now in its 20th edition, Time Out New York provides the inside track on the Big Apple in an exhaustive guide with illuminating features and hundreds of independent unbiased venue reviews covering everything from iconic skyscrapers to buzzing neighborhoods. The guide offers an exhaustive overview of everything the city has to offer in terms of tourist attractions, eating and drinking, shopping, clubs and the sights — everything from pizza and bagels to shopping green. Comprehensive coverage of the city's incomparable arts and culture scene makes this an invaluable sourcebook for tourists and natives alike. An extensive month-by-month calendar of events is included. Escapes and excursions within relatively easy reach for day or overnight trips are also included.