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Naming Gotham

Author : Rebecca Bratspies
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2023-01-23
Category : History
ISBN : 9781439676813

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Naming Gotham by Rebecca Bratspies Pdf

The Van Wyck, the Major Deegan, the Jackie Robinson, the Hutch, the Merritt, FDR Drive, or the Henry might drive them regularly, without really noticing that those road names are, well, names. But, who were these people? New York City's many roads, bridges, neighborhoods and institutions bear the names of a colorful assortment of people from key periods in the city's history. Learning about the people iconic Gotham landmarks are named for is a unique window into the history of the greatest city in the world. Author Rebecca Bratspies takes readers on a place-based, intimate, historical journey on a human scale.


Author : Edwin G. Burrows,Mike Wallace
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 1412 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 1998-11-19
Category : History
ISBN : 9780199729104

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Gotham by Edwin G. Burrows,Mike Wallace Pdf

To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut, and oak, and forests that teemed with bears, wolves, raccoons, beavers, otters, and foxes. Today, it is the site of Broadway and Wall Street, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, and the home of millions of people, who have come from every corner of the nation and the globe. In Gotham, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace have produced a monumental work of history, one that ranges from the Indian tribes that settled in and around the island of Manna-hata, to the consolidation of the five boroughs into Greater New York in 1898. It is an epic narrative, a story as vast and as varied as the city it chronicles, and it underscores that the history of New York is the story of our nation. Readers will relive the tumultuous early years of New Amsterdam under the Dutch West India Company, Peter Stuyvesant's despotic regime, Indian wars, slave resistance and revolt, the Revolutionary War and the defeat of Washington's army on Brooklyn Heights, the destructive seven years of British occupation, New York as the nation's first capital, the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, the Erie Canal and the coming of the railroads, the growth of the city as a port and financial center, the infamous draft riots of the Civil War, the great flood of immigrants, the rise of mass entertainment such as vaudeville and Coney Island, the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the birth of the skyscraper. Here too is a cast of thousands--the rebel Jacob Leisler and the reformer Joanna Bethune; Clement Moore, who saved Greenwich Village from the city's street-grid plan; Herman Melville, who painted disillusioned portraits of city life; and Walt Whitman, who happily celebrated that same life. We meet the rebel Jacob Leisler and the reformer Joanna Bethune; Boss Tweed and his nemesis, cartoonist Thomas Nast; Emma Goldman and Nellie Bly; Jacob Riis and Horace Greeley; police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt; Colonel Waring and his "white angels" (who revolutionized the sanitation department); millionaires John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, August Belmont, and William Randolph Hearst; and hundreds more who left their mark on this great city. The events and people who crowd these pages guarantee that this is no mere local history. It is in fact a portrait of the heart and soul of America, and a book that will mesmerize everyone interested in the peaks and valleys of American life as found in the greatest city on earth. Gotham is a dazzling read, a fast-paced, brilliant narrative that carries the reader along as it threads hundreds of stories into one great blockbuster of a book.

Super Heroes

Author : Richard Reynolds
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 140 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Humor
ISBN : 0878056947

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Super Heroes by Richard Reynolds Pdf

A study of one of popular culture's superstars whose enchanting mystique pervades the modern world

Naming Your Little Geek

Author : Scott Rubin
Publisher : Workman Publishing
Page : 417 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2020-08-04
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN : 9781641702782

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Naming Your Little Geek by Scott Rubin Pdf

The ultimate book of baby names for comic book nerds, sci-fi fans and more—with the meanings and stories behind more than 1,000 names! Having trouble finding a baby name that celebrates your favorite fandom? Whether you want your child’s name to stand out in a crowd or fit in on the playground, Naming Your Little Geek is here to save the day! This ultimate guidebook is complete with every name a geek could want to give their baby—from Anakin and Frodo to Indiana and Clark; and from Gwen and Wanda to Buffy and Xena—plus their meanings, and a list of all the legends who have borne them. Naming Your Little Geek covers everything from comic book superheroes to role-playing game icons, Starfleet officers to sword and sorcery legends with characters who have appeared on film and TV, in novels and comic books, on the tabletop, and beyond. With nearly 1,100 names referencing more than 4,400 characters from over 1,800 unique sources, it's the perfect resource for parents naming a child or anyone looking for a super cool and meaningful new name.

Gotham Central Book 1: In The Line of Duty

Author : Greg Rucka,Ed Brubaker
Publisher : DC
Page : 244 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2011-03-15
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9781401252564

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Gotham Central Book 1: In The Line of Duty by Greg Rucka,Ed Brubaker Pdf

Gotham City: a town teeming with corrupt cops, ruthless crime lords, petty thieves … and just a small handful that would oppose them. Grizzled veteran Harvey Bullock, Captain Maggie Sawyer, detective Renee Montoya and the GCPD are the law force that stands between order and complete anarchy. Gotham's Finest work around the clock to not only keep the world's most psychotic criminals off the street... but also cleaning up the mess left behind by Batman's one-man war on crime. Written by critically acclaimed authors Ed Brubaker (Captain America) and Greg Rucka (52, DETECTIVE COMICS), this Eisner Award-winning series follows the detectives of Gotham City’s Special Crimes Unit as they navigate the against the city's greatest villains — in the shadow of Batman himself. Collects issues #1-10.

Reclaiming Gotham

Author : Juan González
Publisher : The New Press
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2017-09-05
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781620972861

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Reclaiming Gotham by Juan González Pdf

How Bill de Blasio’s mayoral victory triggered a seismic shift in the nation’s urban political landscape—and what it portends for our cities in the future In November 2013, a little-known progressive stunned the elite of New York City by capturing the mayoralty by a landslide. Bill de Blasio’s promise to end the “Tale of Two Cities” had struck a chord among ordinary residents still struggling to recover from the Great Recession. De Blasio’s election heralded the advent of the most progressive New York City government in generations. Not since the legendary Fiorello La Guardia in the 1930s had so many populist candidates captured government office at the same time. Gotham, in other words, had been suddenly reclaimed in the name of its people. How did this happen? De Blasio’s victory, journalist legend Juan González argues, was not just a routine change of government but a popular rebellion against corporate-friendly policies that had dominated New York for decades. Reflecting that broader change, liberal Democrats Bill Peduto in Pittsburgh, Betsy Hodges in Minneapolis, and Martin Walsh of Boston also won mayoral elections that same year, as did insurgent Ras Baraka in Newark the following year. This new generation of municipal leaders offers valuable lessons for those seeking grassroots reform.

A Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction

Author : William A. Wheeler
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 458 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 1870
Category : Anonyms and pseudonyms
ISBN : MINN:31951002097120Y

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A Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction by William A. Wheeler Pdf

A Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction

Author : William Adolphus Wheeler
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 488 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 1889
Category : Characters and characteristics in literature
ISBN : UIUC:30112056656546

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A Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction by William Adolphus Wheeler Pdf

Batgirl (2000-) #6

Author : Scott Peterson,Kelley Puckett
Publisher : DC
Page : 24 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2024-05-20
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : PKEY:T0215400065001

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Batgirl (2000-) #6 by Scott Peterson,Kelley Puckett Pdf

Batgirl gains an expanded capacity for speech, but what she chooses to say with it may cost her...dearly. Meanwhile, Batman learns a truth about Batgirl he cannot ignore, forcing him to take away something that's very precious to the young heroine.

Greater Gotham

Author : Mike Wallace
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 1000 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2017-09-04
Category : History
ISBN : 9780199723058

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Greater Gotham by Mike Wallace Pdf

In this utterly immersive volume, Mike Wallace captures the swings of prosperity and downturn, from the 1898 skyscraper-driven boom to the Bankers' Panic of 1907, the labor upheaval, and violent repression during and after the First World War. Here is New York on a whole new scale, moving from national to global prominence -- an urban dynamo driven by restless ambition, boundless energy, immigrant dreams, and Wall Street greed. Within the first two decades of the twentieth century, a newly consolidated New York grew exponentially. The city exploded into the air, with skyscrapers jostling for prominence, and dove deep into the bedrock where massive underground networks of subways, water pipes, and electrical conduits sprawled beneath the city to serve a surging population of New Yorkers from all walks of life. New York was transformed in these two decades as the world's second-largest city and now its financial capital, thriving and sustained by the city's seemingly unlimited potential. Wallace's new book matches its predecessor in pure page-turning appeal and takes America's greatest city to new heights.

Dictionary of Pub Names

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
Page : 454 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2006-09
Category : Reference
ISBN : 1840222662

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Dictionary of Pub Names by Anonim Pdf

For hundreds of years, the public house in its many guises, from urban gin palace to wayside coaching inn, has been a charming and quintessential feature of British life, and hence the names and signs associated with pubs are a constant reminder of our history, cultural heritage, folklore and local identity.The Wordsworth Dictionary of Pub Names is a fascinating compilation containing nearly five thousand absorbing entries and can be dipped into for fun or consulted on a serious level for intriguing and amusing information not readily available elsewhere. The local pub is an institution unique to the British Isles, but since English literature abounds with references to hostelries past and present, real and imagined, and no tourist's itinerary is complete without a visit to one or several on their route, its virtues are celebrated worldwide and readers everywhere will enjoy an affectionate and, perhaps, nostalgic browse through the pages of this entertaining dictionary.

Building Progressive Web Apps

Author : Tal Ater
Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Page : 287 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2017-08-08
Category : Computers
ISBN : 9781491961629

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Building Progressive Web Apps by Tal Ater Pdf

Move over native apps. New progressive web apps have capabilities that will soon make you obsolete. With this hands-on guide, web developers and business execs will learn how—and why—to develop web apps that take advantage of features that have so far been exclusive to native apps. Features that include fast load times, push notifications, offline access, homescreen shortcuts, and an entirely app-like experience. By leveraging the latest browser APIs, progressive web apps combine all of the benefits of native apps, while avoiding their issues. Throughout the book, author Tal Ater shows you how to improve a simple website for the fictional Gotham Imperial Hotel into a modern progressive web app. Plus: Understand how service workers work, and use them to create sites that launch in an instant, regardless of the user’s internet connection Create full-screen web apps that launch from the phone's homescreen just like native apps Re-engage users with push notifications, even days after they have left your site Embrace offline-first and build web apps that gracefully handle loss of connectivity Explore new UX opportunities and challenges presented by progressive web apps

Project Label

Author : United States. Drug Enforcement Administration. Office of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs. Information Systems Section
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 712 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 1979
Category : Drugs
ISBN : PURD:32754077929242

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Project Label by United States. Drug Enforcement Administration. Office of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs. Information Systems Section Pdf