America The Ingenious

Author: Kevin Baker
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 157965729X
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America and its nation of immigrants have excelled at taking ideas from anywhere and transforming them into the startling, often unexpectedly beautiful creations that have shaped our world. This is that story.

America The Ingenious

Author: Kevin Baker
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579656943
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How long did they take to realize? What were the complications? How, exactly, do these things work? And how have they affected who we are today? This book will satisfy the curiosity of history and miscellany buffs alike.

Spain In Our Hearts

Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547974531
Size: 78.36 MB
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It was in many ways the opening battle of World War II, and we still have much to learn from it. Spain in Our Hearts is Adam Hochschild at his very best.

Ingenious

Author: Jason Fagone
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307591506
Size: 74.29 MB
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Suspenseful and bighearted, this is the story of ordinary people risking failure, economic ruin, and ridicule to create something vital that Detroit had never pulled off.

The Big Crowd

Author: Kevin Baker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544105915
Size: 77.95 MB
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A New York Times Editors’ Choice "The Big Crowd is nothing short of a modern masterpiece." — Steven Galloway, author of The Cellist of Sarajevo Tom O’Kane has always looked up to his brother, Charlie, latching onto him as a surrogate ...

The Company Town

Author: Hardy Green
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459618815
Size: 59.11 MB
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Examines how towns across the United States have grown thanks to the existence of one large business being run from the community, discusses how those single-business communities have influenced the American economy, and explores the ...

Luxury

Author: Peter McNeil
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191640271
Size: 10.97 MB
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More than ever, luxury is a pervasive presence in the cultural and economic life of the West - and increasingly too in the emerging super-economies of Asia and Latin America. Yet luxury is hardly a new phenomenon.

Why The Wheel Is Round

Author: Steven Vogel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022638117X
Size: 77.49 MB
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Why the Wheel Is Round explores all manner of treadwheels, hand-spikes, gears, and more, as well as how these technologies diversified into such things as hand-held drills and hurdy-gurdies.

I Ll Drink To That

Author: Betty Halbreich
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101634553
Size: 59.94 MB
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The stunning true story of Bergdorf Goodman’s legendary personal shopper Eighty-six-year-old Betty Halbreich is a true original who could have stepped straight out of Stephen Sondheim’s repertoire.

The Quartermaster

Author: Robert O'Harrow
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451671946
Size: 18.86 MB
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O’Harrow tells the full dramatic story of this fierce, strong, honest, loyal, forward-thinking, major American figure.