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Silver Palaces

Author : Douglas Keister
ISBN : 9781586853525
Genre : Social Science
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The first book to focus on the vintage trailer as an object of design retraces the history of this American classic, discussing the role of World War II in trailer design and the impact of RV associations on the emergence of the "streamlined trailer." Original. 15,000 first printing.
Category: Social Science

The City Of Palaces

Author : Michael Nava
ISBN : 9780299299132
Genre : Fiction
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In the years before the Mexican Revolution, Mexico is ruled by a tiny elite that apes European culture, grows rich from foreign investment, and prizes racial purity. The vast majority of Mexicans, who are native or of mixed native and Spanish blood, are politically powerless and slowly starving to death. Presiding over this corrupt system is Don Porfirio Díaz, the ruthless and inscrutable president of the Republic. Against this backdrop, The City of Palaces opens in a Mexico City jail with the meeting of Miguel Sarmiento and Alicia Gavilán. Miguel is a principled young doctor, only recently returned from Europe but wracked by guilt for a crime he committed as a medical student ten years earlier. Alicia is the spinster daughter of an aristocratic family. Disfigured by smallpox, she has devoted herself to working with the city’s destitute. This unlikely pair—he a scientist and atheist and she a committed Christian—will marry. Through their eyes and the eyes of their young son, José, readers follow the collapse of the old order and its bloody aftermath. The City of Palaces is a sweeping novel of interwoven lives: Miguel and Alicia; José, a boy as beautiful and lonely as a child in a fairy tale; the idealistic Francisco Madero, who overthrows Díaz but is nevertheless destroyed by the tyrant’s political system; and Miguel’s cousin Luis, shunned as a “sodomite.” A glittering mosaic of the colonial past and the wealth of the modern age, The City of Palaces is a story of faith and reason, cathedrals and hovels, barefoot street vendors and frock-coated businessmen, grand opera and silent film, presidents and peasants, the living and the dead. Winner, International Latino Book Award for Latino Fiction, Latino Literacy Now Second place, International Latino Book Award for Historical Fiction, Latino Literacy Now Finalist, Gay Fiction, Lambda Literary Awards Honorable Mention in Drama, Latino Books into Movies Award, International Latino Book Awards Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians Outstanding Book, selected by the Public Library Reviewers
Category: Fiction

Crete Beyond The Palaces

Author : James D. Muhly
ISBN : 9781623030872
Genre : Social Science
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This volume presents the papers from the conference "Crete 2000: A Centennial Celebration of American Archaeological Work on Crete (1900-2000)," held in Athens from July 10-12, 2000. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) Study Center for East Crete organized the conference. Scholars participating in the American and joint Greek-American excavations on Crete or studying material from these excavations were invited to present papers at the conference. The volume is divided into the following sections: Trade, Society and Religion, Chronology and History, Landscape and Survey, and Technology and Production.
Category: Social Science

Teresina In America

Author : Thérèse Yelverton (Viscountess Avonmore)
ISBN : UOM:39015008719562
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

Within Royal Palaces

Author : Marguerite Cunliffe-Owen
ISBN : NYPL:33433082475207
Genre : Courts and courtiers
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Category: Courts and courtiers

Fredensborg Royal Palace

Author : Henriette Linnemann
ISBN : 9788711981634
Genre : Art
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Fredensborg Slot blev bygget som jagtslot for Frederik 4. i 1722 af hofarkitekt I.C. Krieger og har siden dannet ramme om både dagligliv og store begivenheder i Kongehuset. Her holdes bryllups-, sølvbryllups- og fødselsdagsfester, her modtages gæster fra alverdens lande, og dronning Margrethe og hendes familie tilbringer forår og efterår på slottet. Dronning Margrethe har udført et omfattende arbejde med at føre slottet tilbage til den oprindelige indretning, mens prins Henrik indrettede sine private gemakker i en mere global og franskinspireret stil. Vi kommer også ind i de private arbejdsværelser og stuer, som aldrig har været vist før, og dronning Margrethe har en vigtig stemme i bogen, når hun fortæller om, hvordan statsoverhoveder ridser deres navnetræk ind i slottets glasruder med en diamant, og hvordan hun og prins Henrik spiste frokost i Lille Barokspisestue og tilbragte aftenerne i Frederik 4.s Rum. [5 hjerter] "Det er et prægtigt værk, som J. Henriette Linnemann har skabt om Fredensborg Slot." Lars Hedebo Olsen, Politiken [5 stjerner] "Linnemann gennemfører et detaljernes skoleridt, men får det føjet sammen til et festfyrværkeri over en dansk kunst- og kulturhistorie, hvor der også bliver tid til et "besøg" i privaten." Flemming Østergaard, Jyllands-Posten "Fotografierne er enestående, præcise og velgennemtænkte; de understøtter bogens originale fortælling. Værket handler om stilsættelse, styling; hvordan ting skal tage sig ud, og hvordan man opnår det ønskede helhedsindtryk." Anne Knudsen, Weekendavisen
Category: Art

The Palace Of Minos

Author : Arthur Evans
ISBN : 9781108061018
Genre : Social Science
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Published 1921-35, this highly illustrated multi-volume excavation report documents the discovery of Minoan civilisation on Crete.
Category: Social Science

Publications Of The Modern Language Association Of America

Author : Modern Language Association of America
ISBN : UOM:39015048893328
Genre : Languages, Modern
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Vols. for 1921-1969 include annual bibliography, called 1921-1955, American bibliography; 1956-1963, Annual bibliography; 1964-1968, MLA international bibliography.
Category: Languages, Modern