Download The British Raid on Essex: The Forgotten Battle of the War by Jerry Roberts PDF

By Jerry Roberts

This is the dynamic account of 1 of the main damaging maritime activities to happen in Connecticut heritage: the 1814 British assault at the privateers of Pettipaug, recognized this day because the British Raid on Essex. through the top of the battle of 1812, 136 Royal marines and sailors made their approach up the Connecticut River from warships anchored in manhattan Sound. Guided through a well-paid American traitor the British navigated the Saybrook shoals and complicated up the river below hide of darkness. by the point it was once over, the British had burned twenty-seven American vessels, together with six newly outfitted privateers. It used to be the most important unmarried maritime lack of the struggle. but this tale has been almost omitted of the heritage books—the forgotten conflict of the forgotten warfare. This new account from writer and historian Jerry Roberts is the definitive assessment of this occasion and contains a wealth of latest details drawn from fresh study and archaeological reveals. Lavish illustrations and certain maps carry the conflict to life.

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Download Upstream Metropolis: An Urban Biography of Omaha and Council by Lawrence H. Larsen PDF

By Lawrence H. Larsen

From its delivery as interdependent cities at the Missouri River frontier to its emergence as a city straddling states, Omaha–Council Bluffs has been one of many nice city building tasks within the nation’s background. Upstream city offers the 1st finished heritage of this special city sector that ranks sixtieth one of the 370 significant metropolitan components within the usa. Drawing on neighborhood newspapers and ancient information, the authors carry an anecdote-rich account of the way and why a wide metropolitan region built during this spot. additionally they clarify why it grew so big—and no bigger—but may perhaps by no means have remained small towns. Upstream city is an city biography of the top order, tracing the lives of 2 towns, which notwithstanding divided by means of a river, the issues of a nation line, and inevitable contention, have continually been inextricably associated. This dialogue strikes from the freewheeling frontier days to the days of farming and railroads, analyzing impacts equivalent to the populist circulation, the meatpacking undefined, immigration, and ethnicity.  The hugely readable result's a pioneering contribution to the heritage of urbanization in the United States. (20080901)

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Download Lay Down With Dogs: The Story of Hugh Otis Bynum and the by Byron Woodfin PDF

By Byron Woodfin

On the morning of December four, 1972, the small north Alabama city of Scottsboro was once shaken whilst a bomb ripped during the vehicle of a well known legal professional. What have been years of unyielding
research leading to the arrest of the town's wealthiest landowner. The trial that pitted invoice Baxley, a tender, formidable Alabama legal professional normal, opposed to the state's so much well-known lawyers.

Lay Down with Dogs is the tale of a small southern city because it makes the transition from an agrarian hamlet to revolutionary New South suburbia. it's also the tale of a twisted yet strong personality, bent on revenge, whose intent used to be as enigmatic because the guy himself. And it's the tale of a tender prosecutor, keen to possibility a promising political destiny in an effort to pursue his experience of justice.

This booklet is not just a well-researched account but in addition a desirable tale of crime, the courtroom, and the numerous characters introduced jointly at one time and in a single position to participate--for sturdy or evil--in an unforgettable drama.

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Download To Life: The Story of a Chicago Lawyer by Mr. Elmer Gertz PDF

By Mr. Elmer Gertz

Elmer Gertz has defended well-known people—including Henry Miller, Nathan Leopold, and Jack Ruby—and he has turn into well-known in his personal all the way through his fight for civil liberties and private rights.Gertz has taken on a long record of circumstances and factors over the six many years of his criminal profession. He fought effectively opposed to the censorship of Henry Miller’s ebook Tropic of melanoma, which have been banned in Chicago for obscenity. He acquired Nathan Leopold published from criminal after Leopold had served 34 years for his half within the dying of 14-year-old Bobby Franks. An ardent foe of the dying penalty, Gertz worked for years as a part of a countrywide workforce of attorneys that was once eventually capable of overturn Jack Ruby’s dying sentence for the homicide of Lee Harvey Oswald. Gertz’s instances have helped make libel legislation within the nation.For this variation, Gertz provides an afterword that covers the 15 years because the book’s first e-book. Gertz talks of Henry Miller’s final days and his travels to the USSR on behalf of the Refuseniks.

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Download Brotherhood of Eternal Love by Stewart Tendler, David May PDF

By Stewart Tendler, David May

First published in 1984, this e-book turned an fast bestseller, and afterward, a cult vintage. Now up to date and containing new fabric, it tells a brilliantly researched tale of a bunch of idealists desirous about the opportunity of LSD to enhance the standard of life. Called a hippie mafia by way of police, The Brotherhood of everlasting Love got here to represent the increase of LSD, the expansion of the psychedelic flow, and the heady, confident, progressive days of the Sixties.

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Download The Dream Endures: California Enters the 1940s (Americans by Kevin Starr PDF

By Kevin Starr

What we now name "the strong lifestyles" first seemed in California throughout the Nineteen Thirties. resorts, domestic trailers, drive-ins, barbecues, seashore existence and browsing, activities from polo and tennis and golfing to hiking and snowboarding, "sportswear" (a observe coined on the time), and sunlight fits have been all part of the nice life--perhaps California's so much special effect of the Thirties. within the Dream Endures, Kevin Starr exhibits how the great lifestyles prospered in California--in objectives similar to movie, fiction, rest, and architecture--and helped to outline American tradition and society then and for years yet to come. Starr formerly chronicled how Californians absorbed the thousand traditional shocks of the good Depression--unemployment, moves, Communist agitation, reactionary conspiracies--in Endangered goals, the fourth quantity of his vintage historical past of California. within the Dream Endures, Starr finds the opposite part of the image, interpreting the newly very important areas the place the nice lifestyles flourished, like l. a. (where Hollywood lived), Palm Springs (where Hollywood vacationed), San Diego (where the military went), the California Institute of expertise in Pasadena (where Einstein went and altered his view of the universe), and faculty cities like Berkeley. We examine the wealthy city lifetime of San Francisco and l. a., and in newly very important groups like Carmel and San Simeon, the house of William Randolph Hearst, the place, each one Thursday afternoon, autos filled with Hollywood celebrities may arrive from Southern California for the lengthy weekend at Hearst citadel. The Thirties have been the heyday of the Hollywood studios, and Starr brilliantly captures Hollywood movies and the society that surrounded the studios. Starr bargains an astute dialogue of the ecu refugees who arrived in Hollywood throughout the interval: popular ecu movie actors and artists and the artistic refugees who have been interested in Hollywood and Southern California in those years--Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, guy Ray, Bertolt Brecht, Christopher Isherwood, Aldous Huxley, Thomas Mann, and Franz Werfel. Starr offers a desirable account of the way lots of them tried to recreate their ecu global in California and the way others, like Samuel Goldwyn, supplied tales and goals for his or her followed kingdom. Starr reserves his maximum consciousness and such a lot memorable writing for San Francisco. For Starr, regardless of the city's good looks and advertisement significance, San Francisco's most crucial fulfillment used to be the feel of health it conferred on its electorate. It was once a urban that "magically belonged to everyone." even if discussing photographers like Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, "hard-boiled fiction" writers, or the hot breed of lady star--Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, and the unbelievable Mae West--The Dream Endures is an excellent social and cultural history--in many ways the main far-reaching and demanding of Starr's California books.

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Download Ghost of the Ozarks. Murder and Memory in the Upland South by Brooks Blevins PDF

By Brooks Blevins

In 1929, in a distant county of the Arkansas Ozarks, the ugly homicide of harmonica-playing drifter Connie Franklin and the brutal rape of his teenaged fiancee captured the eye of a country at the cusp of the good melancholy. nationwide press from coast to coast ran tales of the sensational exploits of night-riding moonshiners, robust "Barons of the Hills," and an international of feudal oppression within the isolation of the rugged Ozarks. the consequent arrest of 5 neighborhood males for either crimes and the confusion and superstition surrounding the trial and conviction gave Stone County a doubtful and short-lived notoriety. heavily analyzing how the tale and its nearby environment have been interpreted by means of the media, Brooks Blevins recounts the gripping occasions of the homicide research and trial, the place a guy claiming to be the homicide victim—the "Ghost" of the Ozarks—appeared to testify. neighborhood stipulations in Stone County, which had no electrical energy and just one long-distance telephone...

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Download Yankee Twang: Country and Western Music in New England by Clifford R. Murphy PDF

By Clifford R. Murphy

Merging scholarly perception with a qualified guitarist's prepared feel of the musical lifestyles, Yankee Twang delves into the wealthy culture of state & western tune that's performed and enjoyed within the mill cities and towns of the yank northeast. Clifford R. Murphy attracts on a wealth of ethnographic fabric, interviews, and encounters with recorded and stay track to bare the primary position of nation and western within the social lives and musical job of working-class New Englanders.
 
As Murphy indicates, a unprecedented multiculturalism expert by means of New England's kaleidoscope of ethnic teams created a particular nation and western song type. however the tune additionally gave--and gives--voice to working-class feeling. Yankee state and western emphasizes the western, reflecting the eager for the legendary cowboy's lifetime of rugged yet satisfying individualism. certainly, many New Englanders use state and western to touch upon monetary disenfranchisement and exhibit their resentment of a mass media, executive, and Nashville track institution they suspect neither displays nor is familiar with their existence experiences.

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