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Create a cherished keepsake of your favorite journey with this elegant and inspiring travel journal.

Author: Applewood Books

Publisher: Commonwealth Editions

ISBN: 1516260171

Category: Travel

Page: 116

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"Create a cherished keepsake of your favorite journey with this elegant and inspiring travel journal. Record your observations and insights, travel plans, accommodations, companions, memorable moments, interesting people met, and favorite sights, meals, and adventures. Includes packing and travel tips, conversion charts, a point page, and a place to record the addresses of loved ones back home - to send postcards, of course! Sprinkled throughout are stimulating quotations from famous travelers like Jack Kerouac and Ernest Hemingway, just the encouragement you need to write down your memories each day and re-live your journey for years to come."
2016-03-23 By Applewood Books

Carolina Plantations: Lost Photographs from the Historic American Buildings Survey. Charleston, South Carolina: History Press, 2007. Belknap, Jeremy. The History of New-Hampshire. New York: Johnson Reprint Corp., 1970.

Author: Louise V. North

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739195512

Category: History

Page: 190

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Henrietta Marchant Liston’s journal writing evokes a sense of immediacy that enables readers to understand and appreciate not only the difficulties of travel and communication, but also to hear first-hand of the political conflicts experienced by the young United States over two hundred years ago.
2014-12-18 By Louise V. North

"Create a cherished keepsake of your favorite journey with this elegant and inspiring travel journal.

Author: Applewood Books

Publisher: Commonwealth Editions

ISBN: 1516260163

Category: Travel

Page: 156

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The Unfinished City: New York and the Metropolitan Idea. New York: New York University Press. Brown, Adrienne R. 2011. “Between the Mythic and the Monstrous: The Early Skyscraper's Weird Frontiers” in Journal of Modern Literature 35(1): ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004361317

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Cityscapes of the Future: Urban Spaces in Science Fiction examines the central role played by urban spaces in science fictional narratives in diverse media from the literary to the ludic to cinematic.
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United States papers for sale in center of Havana include the antiCastro Miami News and Miami Herald and the New York Times. ... Early in evening I go out to Plaza Cívica to one of streamlined buildings that house newspaper Revolución ...

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781631490859

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 552

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In celebration of Ferlinghetti’s 100th birthday comes this “stunning portrait” of the intrepid life of “one of America’s best poets” (Huffington Post). Over the course of an adventured-filled life, now in its tenth decade, Lawrence Ferlinghetti has been many things: a poet, painter, pacifist, publisher, courageous defender of free speech, and owner of San Francisco’s legendary City Lights bookstore. Now the man whose A Coney Island of the Mind became a generational classic reveals yet another facet of his manifold talents, presenting here his travel journals, spanning over sixty years. Selected from a vast trove of mostly unpublished, handwritten notebooks, and edited by Giada Diano and Matthew Gleeson, Writing Across the Landscape becomes a transformative work of social, cultural, and literary history. Beginning with Ferlinghetti's account of serving as a commanding officer on a Navy sub-chaser during D-Day, Writing Across the Landscape dramatically traverses the latter half of the twentieth century. For those only familiar with his poetry, these pages present a Lawrence Ferlinghetti never before encountered, an elegant prose stylist and tireless political activist who was warning against the pernicious sins of our ever-expansive corporate culture long before such thoughts ever seeped into mainstream consciousness. Yet first and foremost we see an inquisitive wanderer whose firsthand accounts of people and places are filled with pungent descriptions that animate the landscapes and cultures he encounters. Evoking each journey with a mixture of travelogue and poetry as well as his own hand-drawn sketches, Ferlinghetti adopts the role of an American bard, providing panoramic views of the Cuban Revolution in Havana, 1960, and a trip through Haiti, where voodoo and Catholicism clash in cathedrals "filled with ulcerous children's feet running from Baron Hunger." Reminding us that poverty is not only to be found abroad, Ferlinghetti narrates a Steinbeck-like trip through California's Salton Sea, a sad yet exquisitely melodic odyssey from motel to motel, experiencing the life "between cocktails, between filling stations, between buses, trains, towns, restaurants, movies, highways leading over horizons to another Rest Stop…Sad hope of all their journeys to Nowhere and back in dark Eternity." Particularly memorable is his journey across the Trans-Siberian Railway in 1957, which turns into a Kafkaesque nightmare in which he, lacking a proper visa, is removed from a Japan-bound freighter and forced back across the Russian steppe to Moscow, encountering a countryside more Tolstoy than Khrushchev, while nearly dying in the process. Readers are also treated to glimpses of Ezra Pound, "looking like an old Chinese sage," whom Ferlinghetti espies in Italy, as well as fellow Beat legends Allen Ginsberg and a dyspeptic William S. Burroughs, immured with his cats in a grotto-like apartment in London. Embedded with facsimile manuscript pages and an array of poems, many never before published, Writing Across the Landscape revives an era when political activism coursed through the land and refashions Lawrence Ferlinghetti, not only as a seminal poet but as an historic and singular American voice.
2015-09-07 By Lawrence Ferlinghetti

of this and nearly 20 years of constant travel and hotel rooms and airports and dramatic adjustments to climate ... Across the world both New York and the east coast of North America is battling “Superstorm Sandy” as it displaces ...

Author: Jasmuheen


ISBN: 9781300484691

Category: Self-Help

Page: 199

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As a commitment to witness, stimulate and record humanityÕs co-creation of paradise on earth, Jasmuheen shares her experiences and insights on this as she travels the globe during 2006 to 2012. From Russia and the Eastern Bloc countries, through Europe to the jungles of Colombia and India, Jasmuheen reports on her work with many open hearted groups that gather with her. In this journal the reader gains insight on what life is like for someone who is in full time service with this Ôparadise co-creationÕ agenda. Spending nearly half of each year on the road, living in hotel rooms, airports and seminar halls, constantly adjusting to continually changing weather patterns, all the while being nourished only by prana, Jasmuheen manages to keep herself healthy and happy regardless of the many challenges she faces for despite all of this she grows and learns and thoroughly enjoys meeting with all the beautiful light filled people that she now constantly meets in this world.
2012-12-06 By Jasmuheen

Engaging Urban Space in London and New York, 1851–1986 Gillian Jein ... Guide to Modernity It is rationality and a modernist's appeal to clarity and category that define Paul Morand's travel journal, New-York, published in 1930.

Author: Gillian Jein

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783085149

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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Ever since human beings first travelled, cities have constituted important material and literary destinations. While the city has formed a key theme for scholars of literary fiction, travellers’ writings on the western city have been somewhat neglected by travel studies. However, travel writing with its attention to difference provides a rich source for the study of representational strategies and tactics in modern urban space. Beginning at the Crystal Palace in 1851 and ending up in the skyscrapers of NYC, this book analyses the writings of lesser-known as well as canonical French travel writers, including Paul Morand, Jean-Paul Sartre, Georges Perec and Jean Baudrillard. Tracing the work of these writers in London and New York from 1851 to the 1980s, it contributes to a body of work that analyses travel and travel writing beyond the Anglophone context, and engages in questions pertaining to the French imagination of possible meanings for life in the modern city. One of the central tenets of the book is that, in the way its spaces are planned, encountered and represented, the city is active in formulating identities, while the book’s guiding question is how analysis of French travel writing allows us to explore the multiplicity of urban modernities by engaging with the historical and cultural differences internal to ‘the West’. Bringing together the strands of theory, context and poetic analysis, the book treats of travel writing as a spatial practice, one that engages representations of urban space in questions of nationality, power and legibility. In this way, it opens avenues for the exploration of urban modernity from a position of alterity, whereby alternative imaginative geographies of the city come into view.
2016-06-19 By Gillian Jein

Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 37 ( October 1978 ) , 175-194 . Raitz , Karl , and John Paul Jones ... New - York Historical Society Quarterly 48 ( April 1964 ) , 131-162 . ... Skyscraper Style : Art Deco New York .

Author: Richard Longstreth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742502791

Category: Architecture

Page: 170

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The Buildings of Main Street is the primary resource for interpreting commercial architectural style. Richard Longstreth, a renowned and respected author in the field of historic preservation, presents a useful survey of commercial architecture in urban America. He has developed a typology of architectural classification for commercial application in American towns across the United States. Likely to be enjoyed by both students and members of the general public seeking an introduction to commercial architecture, The Buildings of Main Streetmakes a significant and lasting contribution to American architectural history.

New York. Penguin Press. National Institutes of Health. “Diseases of the Mind: Highlights of American Psychiatry through 1900. ... “Lewis and Clark Expedition—A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary.

Author: Elizabeth B. Greene

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440835735

Category: History

Page: 323

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An invaluable resource for readers interested in architecture and design that demonstrates how the construction, form, and function of key structures in the 19th-century influenced American social, political, economic, and intellectual life. • Discusses 19th-century U.S. landmarks in the context of key events and topics in history • Guides readers through the process of critically assessing and analyzing buildings and important structures in 19th-century America • Examines the history of a variety of interesting and important landmarks, not all of which are celebrated or well-known but have had significant influence on American society at the time • Gives unique perspective to students about how people lived in 19th-century America
2017-05-05 By Elizabeth B. Greene

The 1826 New York State Travel Journal of Alexander Stewart Scott Paul G. Schneider Jr. ... He further elaborates that its buildings were “arranged in the form of a hollow square. . . . They consist of a central building, ...

Author: Paul G. Schneider Jr.

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438475158

Category: History

Page: 202

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Offers a firsthand account into early-nineteenth-century New York State and Lower Canada during a time of enormous growth and change. In the pre-dawn of August 2, 1826, Alexander Stewart Scott stepped aboard the steamboat Chambly in Quebec City, Canada. He was beginning a journey that not only took him across New York State but also ultimately changed his view of America and her people. A keen observer, the twenty-one-year-old meticulously recorded his travel experiences, observations about the people he encountered, impressions of things he saw, and reactions to events he witnessed. This firsthand account immerses the reader in the world of early-nineteenth-century life in both New York and Lower Canada. Whether enduring the choking dust raised by a stagecoach, the frustration and delays caused by bad roads, or the wonders and occasional dangers of packet boat travel on the newly completed Erie Canal, all are vividly brought to life by Scott’s pen. This journal also offers a unique blend of travel and domestic insights. With close family members living in both St. John’s, Quebec, Canada, and Palmyra, New York, his travels were supplemented by long stays in these communities, offering readers comparative glimpses into the daily lives and activities in both countries. Gregarious, funny, and inquisitive, Scott missed nothing of what he thought worthy of observation. “Everything Worthy of Observation charts the lively trip of Alexander Stewart Scott across New York State in 1826. From drinking the waters at Saratoga Springs to getting completely drenched by the spray at Niagara Falls. Scott’s fascinating diary is contextualized and expertly explained by Paul G. Schneider Jr. making the reader want to visit these places in order to compare Scott’s observations.” — Jennifer A. Lemak, coauthor of An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil War “Everything Worthy of Observation is a delight to read. Not only does one see State landmarks such as Niagara Falls through fresh eyes (a neatly foiled snake attack at the Falls is recounted) but one almost feels the dust of stage coach travel. The hazards of canal travel are made clear—the large number of low bridges on the Erie Canal required that canal boat passengers ‘lie down flat on the Deck … or get down below’ to avoid receiving severe blows and getting knocked down. No doubt the pleasure of reading this book is greatly enhanced by the scholarship of Paul G. Schneider Jr. His extensive research is evident in the wonderful notes he provides that furnish context for the reader. I highly recommend this book.” — Margaret Lynch-Brennan, author of The Irish Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women in Domestic Service in America, 1840–1930 “Carefully transcribed and meticulously edited, the travel journal of Canadian Alexander Stewart Scott provides a close-up view of life in upstate New York in 1826. A cultivated devotee of the theater and of books and reading, Scott records many details during his canal and lake voyage. He describes meeting many interesting people during his travel, which included transportation not only on canal boats but also by stagecoach and steamboat. Scott has left us with a fascinating depiction of New York State during a significant period in its history.” — Paul R. Huey, Retired Senior Scientist (Archaeology), New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
2019-07-01 By Paul G. Schneider Jr.