New York

Author: Polly Devlin
Publisher:
ISBN: 1910258075
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Interior decoration

New York is a town of more quartiers and arondissements than Paris, more souks and bazaars than Cairo, a place of havens from overwhelming energy and of studios where that energy is generated. Above all else, it is where everyone wants to make a mark. And for a lot of residents the biggest mark of all is the place they live in - no matter where that is in the infinite diversity of the astonishing tumbling ziggurat that is New York. This book looks at a cross-section of these great spaces for living created by New Yorkers. Ranging from the great mansions of the Upper East Side to the Tribeca loft that provides a live-work space for the high-flying architects of MPA, from the glamour of Kenneth Lane's Murray Hill apartment to Susan Sheehan's Arts and Crafts haven in Union Square, from Hamish Bowles's 'tiny Atlantis' in Greenwich Village to James Fenton's fantasy palace in Harlem, from the ivory tower that is the Modulightor Building in Midtown Manhattan to Miranda Brooks's 'garden in the city' in Brooklyn, this is a visual and literary feast of great houses and apartments of New York.

Writing Home

Author: Polly Devlin
Publisher: Pimpernel Press
ISBN: 1910258334
Release Date: 2019-05
Genre: Literary Collections

Nobody sees things quite like Polly Devlin. Her writing is witty, entertaining, spontaneous and idiosyncratic--and it nudges your vision of the world into a slightly different skew. In this collection she writes about lost dogs, Venetian palaces, married life, her Irish background, police brutality, rooks nesting, a museum in Paris, shopping with daughters--"everyday lives, especially women's lives, and the growth of their souls."

New York Behind Closed Doors

Author: Polly Devlin
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423647324
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: House & Home

A look inside the homes of New York’s artists, designers, writers, and social influencers. Twenty-four homes and stories of real New Yorkers who live in small spaces with art, books, collections, treasures, and fabulous, sometimes funky furniture—each space expressing the resident’s unique personality. Bright, captivating photographs throughout pair dynamically with Polly Devlin’s in-depth interviews with the homeowners. Her critiques of their spaces are at once delightful, bold, and irreverent—and always lively and opinionated. From architectural grandeur to streamlined modern buildings, see how individuals turn older apartments and historic structures into places for comfortable living. Houses and apartments are sampled from across the city, including Tribeca, Murray Hill, Union Square, Harlem, Midtown, Brooklyn, and more. This is a visual and literary feast. Polly Devlin is an author, journalist, broadcaster, art critic. From her roots in northern Ireland, Devlin’s career has taken her into the sophisticated world of arts and letters in London, New York, and Paris. A former features editor at Vogue, and a contributor to key British newspapers and magazines, she is currently adjunct professor at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York. Photographer Annie Schlechter is a native New Yorker whose clients include New York Magazine, House Beautiful, Travel + Leisure, and The World of Interiors.

Something to Write Home about

Author: Sahm Venter
Publisher: Jacana Media
ISBN: 1919931953
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Journalists from around the world relate how various encounters, events, and moments have touched them during the course of their duties in this collection of writings.

On Doing Local History

Author: Carol Kammen
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759102538
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

Completely revised and updated edition of the guide for local historians.

The 124th New York State Volunteers in the Civil War

Author: Charles J. LaRocca
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786490950
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Genre: History

The 124th New York State Volunteers was one of the great fighting regiments of the Civil War. In this thorough history, the author has used letters, diary entries, and remembrances, many of them previously unpublished, to present a view of the war as the men in the ranks saw it. At Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Petersburg, and many more battles, the “Orange Blossoms” earned a reputation for sacrifice and bravery, eloquently put into words by Private Henry Howell. As he lay wounded, he described the charge that broke the Confederate line at Spotsylvania—“everyone was borne irresistibly forward. There was no such thing as fail.” The book includes a roster of all who served in the regiment and numerous photos of individuals.

Western New York and the Gilded Age

Author: Julianna Fiddler-Woite
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781625842350
Release Date: 2010-07-06
Genre: History

Born from the success of the Erie Canal, the communities of Western New York enjoyed a century of growth and prosperity during America's Gilded Age. Buffalo was one of the richest cities in America and dominated industry and politics, producing two presidents. Wealth and architectural opportunity enticed figures like Frank Lloyd Wright, while the events of the Pan-American Exposition and a presidential assassination and inauguration attracted the world's attention. Drawing on the natural resources of Niagara Falls and profiting from a friendly relationship with Canada, the people of Western New York enjoyed luxurious leisure time and documented their adventures in photo albums and postcards. It is these images and remembrances, beautifully reproduced in this book, that capture this charming time in Western New York's history.

The House of Winslow Collection 3

Author: Gilbert Morris
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441229205
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Genre: Fiction

This series trails the Winslow family through generations of American history, depicting key moments from the eyes of characters experiencing them firsthand. Collection III includes books 21 - 30. 21 The Shadow Portrait 22 The White Hunter 23 The Flying Cavalier 24 The Glorious Prodigal 25 The Amazon Quest 26 The Golden Angel 27 The Heavenly Fugitive 28 The Fiery Ring 29 The Pilgrim Song 30 The Beloved Enemy

Punk Rock Blitzkrieg

Author: Marky Ramone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451687798
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The “entertaining and enlightening” (Stephen King) final word on the genius and mischief of the Ramones, told by the man who created the beat behind their iconic music and lived to tell about it. When punk rock reared its spiky head in the early seventies, Marc Bell had the best seat in the house. Already a young veteran of the prototype American metal band Dust, Bell took residence in artistic, seedy Lower Manhattan, where he played drums in bands that would shape rock music for decades to come, including Wayne County, who pioneered transsexual rock, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids, who directly inspired the entire early British punk scene. If punk had royalty, in 1978 Marc became part of it when he was knighted “Marky Ramone” by Johnny, Joey, and Dee Dee of the iconoclastic Ramones. The band of tough misfits were a natural fit for Marky, who dressed punk before there was punk, and who brought his “blitzkrieg” style of drumming as well as the studio and stage experience the band needed to solidify its lineup. Together, they changed the world. But Marky Ramone changed, too. The epic wear and tear of a dysfunctional group (and the Ramones were a step beyond dysfunction) endlessly crisscrossing the country and the world in an Econoline—practically a psychiatric ward on wheels—drove Marky from partying to alcoholism. When his life started to look more out of control then Dee Dee’s, he knew he had a problem. Marky left music in the mid-eighties to enter recovery and eventually returned to help the Ramones finally receive their due as one of the greatest and most influential bands of all time. Covering in unflinching detail the cult film Rock ’N’ Roll High School to “I Wanna Be Sedated” to Marky’s own struggles, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg is an authentic and always honest look at the people who reinvented rock music, and not a moment too soon.

Eines Tages werde ich ber diesen Ort schreiben

Author: Binyavanga Wainaina
Publisher:
ISBN: 3884234277
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Genre:

Binyavanga Wainaina nimmt seine Leser mit auf die Reise durch sein Leben von den 1970ern bis in die heutige Gegenwart. Er erzählt von einer Kindheit in der urbanen Mittelklasse Kenias, der Studienzeit im Südafrika des gesellschaftlichen Wandels, den ersten schriftstellerischen Versuchen bis zum literarischen Durchbruch. Starke sinnliche Erlebnisse mischen sich mit landschaftlichen Eindrücken, gleichzeitig wird die Bedeutung von Familie, Volk und Nation vor dem Hintergrund der sich wandelnden politischen Szenerie immer wieder in Frage gestellt. Ob Wainaina sich an den Haartrockner im Frisörladen seiner Mutter erinnert, an die Musik Michael Jacksons oder an ein Familientreffen in Uganda - er tut dies so liebevoll wie respektlos, so hinreissend komisch wie melancholisch und immer mit sprachlichem Witz und scharfem Blick auf die Brüche unserer Zeit. Binyavanga Wainaina, geboren 1971 in Kenia, studierte in Südafrika Wirtschaft und arbeitete anschliessend in Kapstadt als Journalist. Er gewann 2002 den Caine Prize for African Writing für die autobiografische Kurzgeschichte Discovering Home. 2006 absolvierte er an der University of East Anglia in Norwich ein Magister-Studium in Creative Writing und schrieb für National Geographic, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Granta und The New York Times. Er ist Herausgeber von Kwani?, einem führenden afrikanischen Literaturmagazin mit Sitz in Kenia. 2009 übernahm Wainaina die Leitung des Chinua Achebe Centers am Bard College, New York.

Baby by Midnight

Author: Karen Toller Whittenburg
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781459250369
Release Date: 2011-07-15
Genre: Fiction

Delivery Room DADS "That baby is mine! The moment he saw Annie Thatcher's pregnant belly, prodigal cowboy Alex McIntyre knew he was the father. No matter how far he rode from Wyoming, memories of that night with Annie followed. So why did she deny it? Of all the McIntyre brothers, Alex was the rebel, the one who couldn't settle down. But one look at Annie, and Alex was home to stay, determined to stake his claim on his ranch, his woman—his baby! He had three months to convince Annie—three months to learn how to be a daddy.... Delivery Room Dads—Which McIntyre brother will be the first daddy of the New Year? In Bison City, Wyoming, it's 3...2...1...baby!

From Bush to Bush

Author: Steven Wöndu
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9789966257949
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Steven Wondu left school at a young age and strayed into the Anyanya Army for a short stint before he was released to wander in the bushes of Eastern follows Wondu's trails from the bushes of South Sudan and attempts to synthesize the historical precedents leading to the long war in the Sudan. Written at the dawn of a new nation for the South Sudanese the author conveys the depressing impact of war on individual and family life. He captures the intricate reality where distrust and fear of Muslims and Arabs found root in the minds of the South Sudanese. From bush to BUSH is the story of Steven Wondu's outstanding life journey and the story of the turbulent journey to the birth of a new nation. Steven Wondu is a graduate of several Universities: Makerere in Uganda, Nairobi in Kenya, Reading in the United Kingdom, George Washington in the United States, and the Kenya Institute of Administration. He is a former Sudanese Ambassador to Japan, and has co authored the book Battle for Peace in Sudan. Ambassador Wondu is currently the Auditor General of South Sudan.

Writing Lesson Level 6 Writing about Specific Items

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 9781480778146
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre:

Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.

Writing Lesson Level 4 Describing Interesting Places

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 9781480777019
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Genre:

Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.

Posing For My Father

Author: Mary Lee Gowland
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475975659
Release Date: 2013-04-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"In high school I was known as the girl whose father took pictures of naked women. Boys wanted to hang out at my house, hoping to glimpse Peter Gowland photographing a Playboy centerfold. Or perhaps they'd get to see Jayne Mansfield or Raquel Welch or another Hollywood celebrity." What authors have said about Mary Lee's previous books Tender Bough I am happy to say I find a simplicity, a beauty, a tenderness which is so lacking today and which is not old-fashioned, as some may think, but perpetually new and refreshing, inspiring to young and old alike. - Henry Miller Tender Bough is beautiful. There's the freshness I mean, the child's wild eye. (and not only beautiful, but successful, man), - Ben Massalink The Guest of Tyn-y-Coedcae Because of the directness and simplicity, the wistfulness which underlies the moods touches one more deeply than the louder wail of sorrow in some of the screaming poets. It is a poetry of moods, shared with gentleness and precision of color and the feelings issued from human experience. One feels with her. - Anais Nïn