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The Negro Motorist Green Book

Author : Victor H. Green
Publisher : Colchis Books
Page : 235 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2023-09-22
Category : History
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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The Negro Motorist Green Book by Victor H. Green Pdf

The idea of "The Green Book" is to give the Motorist and Tourist a Guide not only of the Hotels and Tourist Homes in all of the large cities, but other classifications that will be found useful wherever he may be. Also facts and information that the Negro Motorist can use and depend upon. There are thousands of places that the public doesn't know about and aren't listed. Perhaps you know of some? If so send in their names and addresses and the kind of business, so that we might pass it along to the rest of your fellow Motorists. You will find it handy on your travels, whether at home or in some other state, and is up to date. Each year we are compiling new lists as some of these places move, or go out of business and new business places are started giving added employment to members of our race.

New York

Author : Ashley Evanson
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 14 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2015-10-20
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780399540813

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New York by Ashley Evanson Pdf

Introducing Hello, World, an exciting new book series that pairs early learning concepts with colorful, stylish illustrations of cities around the world. In New York City, you can visit the green Statue of Liberty, hail a yellow taxi, and see blue lights in Times Square. Explore colors all over New York City in this gorgeous board book!

The Philobiblon

Author : Richard De Bury
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Page : 80 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2019-06-12
Category : History
ISBN : 9780486840789

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"Will always hold an honorable place for bibliophiles." — The University of Chicago Press One of the earliest treatises on the value of preserving neglected manuscripts, building a library, and book collecting, Richard De Bury's The Philobiblon was written in 1345 and circulated widely in manuscript form for over a century. The first printed edition appeared in Cologne in 1473, and several others soon followed as the invention of the printing press spread throughout the late Medieval world. The chapter titles of this legendary work reflect its nature, combining the author's love for and commitment to the importance of books and the knowledge they contain with thoughts on collecting them, lending them, teaching with them, and simply enjoying them: "That the Treasure of Wisdom is chiefly contained in books," "What we are to think of the price in the buying of books," "Who ought to be special lovers of books," and "Of the manner of lending all our books to students." The Prologue ends with the following thought: "And this treatise (divided into twenty chapters) will clear the love we have had for books from the charge of excess, will expound the purpose of our intense devotion, and will narrate more clearly than light all the circumstances of our undertaking. And because it principally treats of the love of books, we have chose after the fashion of the ancient Romans fondly to name it by a Greek word, Philobiblon." This volume offers modern bibliophiles a splendid edition of one of the first books ever to study, define, and, above all, praise their passion: the all-encompassing love of books.

The New York Public Library's Books of the Century

Author : New York Public Library
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Page : 253 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : History
ISBN : 9780195117905

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A literary odyssey through the last hundred years examines over 150 important books that shaped and defined twentieth-century culture

The New York Public Library Literature Companion

Author : Staff of The New York Public Library
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 784 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2001-11-06
Category : Reference
ISBN : 9781439137215

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Pick up The New York Public Library Literature Companion to check the dates of Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past or to find out how James Joyce's Ulysses changed U.S. obscenity laws, and you may find yourself hours later absorbed in the imaginary worlds of Camelot and The Matrix or sidetracked by the fascinating history of The New Yorker. Designed to satisfy the curious browser as well as the serious researcher, this exciting new resource offers the most up-to-date information on literature available in English from around the world, from the invention of writing to the age of the computer. Interwoven throughout the more than 2,500 succinct and insightful entries on Creators, Works of Literature, and Literary Facts and Resources are the fascinating facts and quirky biographical details that make literature come alive. Readers will discover, for instance, that Walt Whitman was fired from his government job after his personal copy of Leaves of Grass was discovered in his desk by the Secretary of the Interior, who was scandalized by it; that James Baldwin remembered listening to blues singer Bessie Smith ("playing her till I fell asleep") when he was writing his first book; and that a publisher turned down the serialization rights to Gone with the Wind, saying, "Who needs the Civil War now -- who cares?" Looking for information about book burning or how many Nobel laureates have come from Japan? You'll find it here. Trying to remember the name of that movie based on a favorite book? Read the "Variations" section -- you'll be amazed at the pervasive presence of great literature in today's entertainment. From Aristophanes to Allende, from Bergson to Bloom, the biographical entries will inform readers about the men and women who have shaped -- and are shaping -- the literary world. Look into "Works of Literature" to discover the significance of Beowulf, The Fountainhead, Doctor Zhivago, and nearly 1,000 other titles. Check the "Dictionary of Literature" to find out what the critics and theorists are talking about. And if you wish to delve even deeper, "Websites for Literature" and "Literary Factbooks and Handbooks" are just two of the bibliographies that will point readers in the right direction. Unique in scope and design and easy to use, The New York Public Library Literature Companion will be at home on every reader's shelf. Whether you are immersed in Stephen King or King Lear, this book has the insights, facts, and fascinating stories that will enrich your reading forever. With four major research centers and 85 branch libraries, The New York Public Library is internationally recognized as one of the greatest institutions of its kind. Founded in 1895, the library now holds more than 50 million items, including several world-renowned collections of literary manuscripts and rare books. Among the books published from the library in recent years are The New York Public Library Desk Reference (1998); The Hand of the Poet (1997); Letters of Transit: Reflections on Exile, Identity, Language, and Loss (1999); A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing, 1960-1980 (1998); and Utopia: The Search for the Ideal Society in the Western World (2000).

The New York Public Library Desk Reference

Author : New York Public Library
Publisher : Webster's New World
Page : 1040 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 1998-01-01
Category : Reference
ISBN : 0028621697

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The New York Public Library Desk Reference by New York Public Library Pdf

A single-volume reference book of useful basic data covers twenty-six subject categories, including time and dates, symbols and signs, the arts, grammar, etiquette, and personal finance

The Snowy Day

Author : Ezra Jack Keats
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 28 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 1976-10-28
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780698139138

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Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal! No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. "Keats's sparse collage illustrations capture the wonder and beauty a snowy day can bring to a small child."—Barnes & Noble "Ezra Jack Keats's classic The Snowy Day, winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal, pays homage to the wonder and pure pleasure a child experiences when the world is blanketed in snow."—Publisher's Weekly "The book is notable not only for its lovely artwork and tone, but also for its importance as a trailblazer. According to Horn Book magazine, The Snowy Day was "the very first full-color picture book to feature a small black hero"—yet another reason to add this classic to your shelves. It's as unique and special as a snowflake."—

Hello, New York!

Author : Christopher Franceschelli
Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
Page : 46 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2018-05-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 1419728296

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Hello, New York! by Christopher Franceschelli Pdf

Die-cut pages and pop-out map for a first tour of New York City.

Treasures from the New York Public Library

Author : New York Public Library
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 1985
Category : Electronic
ISBN : OCLC:1346597928

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Know the Past, Find the Future

Author : Various
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2011-05-18
Category : History
ISBN : 9781101539446

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From Laurie Anderson to Vampire Weekend, Roy Blount, Jr., to Renée Fleming, Stephen Colbert to Bill T. Jones—more than 100 luminaries reflect on the treasures of America’s favorite public library. Marking the centennial of The New York Public Library’s Beaux-Arts landmark at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, now called the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Know the Past, Find the Future harnesses the thoughts of an eclectic assortment of notable people as they ponder an even more eclectic assortment of objects. From among the Library’s vast collections, these writers, artists, philosophers, scientists, musicians, athletes, architects, choreographers, and journalists—as well as some of the curators who have preserved these riches—each select an item and describe its unique significance. The result, in words and photographs, is a glimpse of what a great library can be. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Goodnight Moon

Author : Margaret Wise Brown
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 32 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2016-11-08
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780062662897

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In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day. In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room—to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—the little bunny says goodnight. One of the most beloved books of all time, Goodnight Moon is a must for every bookshelf and a time-honored gift for baby showers and other special events.

Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers

Author : New York Public Library
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2019-10-22
Category : Humor
ISBN : 9781250203632

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Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers by New York Public Library Pdf

The New York Public Library staff answers questions remarkable and preposterous, with illustrations by Barry Blitt. Have you’ve ever wondered if you can keep an octopus in a private home? Do you spend your time thinking about how much Napoleon’s brain weighed? If so, Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers is the book for you. The New York Public Library has been fielding questions like these ever since it was founded in 1895. Of course, some of the questions have left the librarians scratching their heads... “In what occupations may one be barefooted?” “What time does a bluebird sing?” “What does it mean when you’re being chased by an elephant?” “What kind of apple did Eve eat?” “How many neurotic people are there in the U.S.?” In Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers, the staff of the NYPL has dug through the archives to find thoughtful and often witty answers to over one hundred of the oddest, funniest, and most whimsical questions the library has received since it began record-keeping over seventy-five years ago. One of The New Yorker’s best-known and beloved illustrators, Barry Blitt, has created watercolors that bring many of the questions hilariously to life in a book that answers, among others, the question “Does anyone have a copyright on the Bible?”

Patience and Fortitude

Author : Scott Sherman
Publisher : Melville House
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2015-06-23
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 9781612194301

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Patience and Fortitude by Scott Sherman Pdf

A riveting investigation of a beloved library caught in the crosshairs of real estate, power, and the people’s interests—by the reporter who broke the story In a series of cover stories for The Nation magazine, journalist Scott Sherman uncovered the ways in which Wall Street logic almost took down one of New York City’s most beloved and iconic institutions: the New York Public Library. In the years preceding the 2008 financial crisis, the library’s leaders forged an audacious plan to sell off multiple branch libraries, mutilate a historic building, and send millions of books to a storage facility in New Jersey. Scholars, researchers, and readers would be out of luck, but real estate developers and New York’s Mayor Bloomberg would get what they wanted. But when the story broke, the people fought back, as famous writers, professors, and citizens’ groups came together to defend a national treasure. Rich with revealing interviews with key figures, Patience and Fortitude is at once a hugely readable history of the library’s secret plans, and a stirring account of a rare triumph against the forces of money and power.

History of the New York Public Library

Author : New York Public Library,Harry Miller Lydenberg
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 790 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 1923
Category : Library buildings
ISBN : UIUC:30112042212834

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History of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library,Harry Miller Lydenberg Pdf

This book is a collection and rewrite of a series of articles which appeared in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library during 1916-1922.

The New York Public Library Incredible Earth

Author : The New York Public Library,Ann-Jeanette Campbell,Ronald Rood
Publisher : Wiley
Page : 196 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 1996-09-27
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0471144975

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The New York Public Library Incredible Earth by The New York Public Library,Ann-Jeanette Campbell,Ronald Rood Pdf

The New York Public Library Incredible Earth Discover ancient fossils and vast oceans. Explore devastating earthquakes and explosive volcanoes. Find the answers to your questions about our incredible Earth . How was Earth formed? See page 3. When did life begin? See page 30. If you dug a hole to the center of Earth, what would you find? See page 46. What is a volcanic bomb? See page 78. What is the largest active volcano in the world? See page 85. What does an earthquake sound like? See page 103. How much of Earth's surface is covered by water? See page 109. Why is the ocean blue? See page 109. What is the longest river in the world? See page 127. How does thunder roll? See page 161. A Stonesong Press Book