Past and Present of Calhoun County Iowa Vol 1

Author: Beaumont E. Stonebraker
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 0331506130
Release Date: 2017-11-20
Genre: Reference

Excerpt from Past and Present of Calhoun County, Iowa, Vol. 1: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement Lake Creek, the principal tributary Of the Coon River in Calhoun County, derives its name from the fact that it is the outlet Of South Twin Lake. Its upper course is along the boundary between Twin Lakes and Center townships. It next flows through the southwestern part Of Center and the northwestern part Of Logan Township and enters Lake Creek Township in section 24. From this point its course is more toward the southwest, crossing the northwest corner Of Cal houn Township and emptying into the Coon River about three miles southwest Of Lake City. Cedar Creek, the next stream Of importance, has its source in Lincoln Township, a short distance south Of the Town Of Manson. At first it follows a southeasterly direction to the southeast corner Of Lincoln Township, where it turns more to the southward and meanders through Greenfield, Cedar, Reading and Union townships until it enters Greene County. There is also a Cedar Creek which flows south and southwest across Williams Township. It has two small tributaries - one from the east and the other from the west. Purgatory Creek rises in Pocahontas County and crosses the northern boundary of Calhoun about two miles east Of the Town Of Pomeroy. After entering the county it flows by a rather sinuous course through Sherman and Center townships until it discharges its waters into Lake Creek, about a mile and a half northeast Of Rock well City. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Past and Present of Calhoun County Iowa Vol 2

Author: Beaumont E. Stonebraker
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 0260322024
Release Date: 2017-11-05
Genre: Reference

Excerpt from Past and Present of Calhoun County, Iowa, Vol. 2: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress, and Achievement Lewis farren Moody was one of the earlier settlers of Calhoun county and there was no resident of the county who played a more important part in its material development than he. As a member of the real-estate firm of Moody Davy he opened up immense tracts of land in the county for settlement and it was in a great measure due to his influence that the law was passed making possible the assess ment of taxes to provide funds for the drainage of the extensive swamp areas of the county. Although many people in the county at first obj ected to the drainage proposition, all were at length forced to admit that it did more than any other one thing to increase land values. Mr. Moody was likewise prominent in financial circles as president of the First National Bank of Pomeroy and he had other extensive interests, as he owned a great deal of land in various western states. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

HIST OF BUTLER COUNTY IOWA A R

Author: Irving H. 1877 Hart
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 1362679011
Release Date: 2016-08-26
Genre: History

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Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309264273
Release Date: 2013-04-12
Genre: Medical

As of December 2012, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in Iraq have resulted in the deployment of about 2.2 million troops; there have been 2,222 US fatalities in OEF and Operation New Dawn (OND)1 and 4,422 in OIF. The numbers of wounded US troops exceed 16,000 in Afghanistan and 32,000 in Iraq. In addition to deaths and morbidity, the operations have unforeseen consequences that are yet to be fully understood. In contrast with previous conflicts, the all-volunteer military has experienced numerous deployments of individual service members; has seen increased deployments of women, parents of young children, and reserve and National Guard troops; and in some cases has been subject to longer deployments and shorter times at home between deployments. Numerous reports in the popular press have made the public aware of issues that have pointed to the difficulty of military personnel in readjusting after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of those who have served in OEF and OIF readjust with few difficulties, but others have problems in readjusting to home, reconnecting with family members, finding employment, and returning to school. In response to the return of large numbers of veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan with physical-health and mental-health problems and to the growing readjustment needs of active duty service members, veterans, and their family members, Congress included Section 1661 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2008. That section required the secretary of defense, in consultation with the secretary of veterans affairs, to enter into an agreement with the National Academies for a study of the physical-health, mental-health, and other readjustment needs of members and former members of the armed forces who were deployed in OIF or OEF, their families, and their communities as a result of such deployment. The study consisted of two phases. The Phase 1 task was to conduct a preliminary assessment. The Phase 2 task was to provide a comprehensive assessment of the physical, psychologic, social, and economic effects of deployment on and identification of gaps in care for members and former members, their families, and their communities. The Phase 1 report was completed in March 2010 and delivered to the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the relevant committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The secretaries of DOD and VA responded to the Phase 1 report in September 2010. Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families fulfills the requirement for Phase 2.

Accountability through Public Opinion

Author: Sina Odugbemi
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821385562
Release Date: 2011-05-10
Genre: Political Science

This books analyses the role of public opinion for generating genuine citizen demand for accountability, providing case studies from around the world to illustrate how public opinion forces governments to be accountable.

Victorian Jamaica

Author: Tim Barringer
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822374626
Release Date: 2018-05-10
Genre: History

Victorian Jamaica explores the extraordinary surviving archive of visual representation and material objects to provide a comprehensive account of Jamaican society during Queen Victoria's reign over the British Empire, from 1837 to 1901. In their analyses of material ranging from photographs of plantation laborers and landscape paintings to cricket team photographs, furniture, and architecture, as well as a wide range of texts, the contributors trace the relationship between black Jamaicans and colonial institutions; contextualize race within ritual and performance; and outline how material and visual culture helped shape the complex politics of colonial society. By narrating Victorian history from a Caribbean perspective, this richly illustrated volume—featuring 270 full-color images—offers a complex and nuanced portrait of Jamaica that expands our understanding of the wider history of the British Empire and Atlantic world during this period. Contributors. Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Tim Barringer, Anthony Bogues, David Boxer, Patrick Bryan, Steeve O. Buckridge, Julian Cresser, John M. Cross, Petrina Dacres, Belinda Edmondson, Nadia Ellis, Gillian Forrester, Catherine Hall, Gad Heuman, Rivke Jaffe, O'Neil Lawrence, Erica Moiah James, Jan Marsh, Wayne Modest, Daniel T. Neely, Mark Nesbitt, Diana Paton, Elizabeth Pigou-Dennis, Veerle Poupeye, Jennifer Raab, James Robertson, Shani Roper, Faith Smith, Nicole Smythe-Johnson, Dianne M. Stewart, Krista A. Thompson