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Mary Elizabeth Garrett

Author : Kathleen Waters Sander
ISBN : 1421404109
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sander’s thoughtful and informed study of this pioneering philanthropist is the first to recognize Garrett and her monumental contributions to equality in America.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

American Philanthropic Foundations

Author : David C. Hammack
ISBN : 9780253025432
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Once largely confined to the biggest cities in the mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes states, philanthropic foundations now play a significant role in nearly every state. Wide-ranging and incisive, the essays in American Philanthropic Foundations: Regional Difference and Change examine the origins, development, and accomplishments of philanthropic foundations in key cities and regions of the United States. Each contributor assesses foundation efforts to address social and economic inequalities, and to encourage cultural and creative life in their home regions and elsewhere. This fascinating and timely study of contemporary America's philanthropic foundations vividly illustrates foundations' commonalities and differences as they strive to address pressing public problems.

John W Garrett And The Baltimore And Ohio Railroad

Author : Kathleen Waters Sander
ISBN : 9781421422213
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Chartered in 1827 as the country’s first railroad, the legendary Baltimore and Ohio played a unique role in the nation’s great railroad drama and became the model for American railroading. John W. Garrett, who served as president of the B&O from 1858 to 1884, ranked among the great power brokers of the time. In this gripping and well-researched account, historian Kathleen Waters Sander tells the story of the B&O’s beginning and its unprecedented plan to build a rail line from Baltimore over the Allegheny Mountains to the Ohio River, considered to be the most ambitious engineering feat of its time. The B&O’s success ignited "railroad fever" and helped to catapult railroading to America’s most influential industry in the nineteenth century. Taking the B&O helm during the railroads’ expansive growth in the 1850s, Garrett soon turned his attention to the demands of the Civil War. Sander explains how, despite suspected Southern sympathies, Garrett became one of President Abraham Lincoln's most trusted confidantes and strategists, making the B&O available for transporting Northern troops and equipment to critical battles. The Confederates attacked the B&O 143 times, but could not put "Mr. Lincoln’s Road" out of business. After the war, Garrett became one of the first of the famed Gilded Age tycoons, rising to unimagined power and wealth. Sander explores how—when he was not fighting fierce railroad wars with competitors—Garrett steered the B&O into highly successful entrepreneurial endeavors, quadrupling track mileage to reach important commercial markets, jumpstarting Baltimore’s moribund postwar economy, and constructing lavish hotels in Western Maryland to open tourism in the region. Sander brings to life the brazen risk-taking, clashing of oversized egos, and opulent lifestyles of the Gilded Age tycoons in this richly illustrated portrait of one man’s undaunted efforts to improve the B&O and advance its technology. Chronicling the epic technological transformations of the nineteenth century, from rudimentary commercial trade and primitive transportation westward to the railroads’ indelible impact on the country and the economy, John W. Garrett and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is a vivid account of Garrett’s twenty-six-year reign.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Billie Holiday

Author : Julia Blackburn
ISBN : 383330555X
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Beschenkt Um Zu Verschenken

Author : Gordon MacDonald
ISBN : 3861227371
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Gestern glaubten wir noch, in der "Spaßgesellschaft" zu leben, heute schon wirft eine Wirtschaftskrise ihre Schatten auf unseren Globus. Und dennoch - kein Grund für Christen, ängstlich zu reagieren! Sie haben einen Anlageberater, der da ansetzt, wo die Mammonsjünger am Ende sind: die Bibel. Aus dem Reichtum des Gotteswortes hat MacDonald über 60 Schlüsselstellen herausgesucht, die das Verhältnis des Menschen zu seinem Geld in eine Erfolgsstory verwandelten, wenn er sich auf dieses Abenteuer nur einließe ... Kennen Sie die Geborgenheit, die einen umfängt, wenn man seine finanziellen Stelzen fallen und sich von Gottes Händen tragen lässt? Kennen Sie die Unabhängigkeit, die man erfährt, wenn man den Kreuzesweg geht statt an der Karriereleiter zu zappeln? Lassen Sie sich diese und viele andere Gedankenanstöße durch Kopf und Herz gehen, vielleicht einen pro Tag, und Sie werden merken: Hier ist Freiheit!

Enduring Issues In American Nursing

Author : Patricia D’Antonio, RN, PhD, FAAN
ISBN : 0826116329
Genre : Medical
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Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2001 by Choice! "Why turn to the past when attempting to build nursing's future?...To make good decisions in planning nursing's future in the context of our complex health care system, nurses must know the history of the actions being considered, the identities and points of view of the major players, and all the stakes that are at risk. These are the lessons of history." -- from the Introduction This book presents nursing history in the context of problems and issues that persist to this day. Issues such as professional autonomy, working conditions, relationships with other health professionals, appropriate knowledge for education and licensure, gender, class, and race are traced through the stories told in this volume. Each chapter provides a piece of the puzzle that is nursing. The editors, all noted nurse historians and educators, have carefully made selections from the best that has been published in the nursing and health care literature.
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Author : Claus Peter Clasen
ISBN : 3896396471
Genre : Strikes and lockouts
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Der Irak Seit 1958

Author : Peter Sluglett
ISBN : 3518116614
Genre : Iraq
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Category: Iraq