City of Steel

How Pittsburgh Became the World’s Steelmaking Capital during the Carnegie Era

Author: Kenneth J. Kobus

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442231351

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7799

In this book, Kobus explores the evolution of the steel industry to celebrate the innovation and technology that created and sustained Pittsburgh’s steel boom.
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City of Steel and Fire

A Social History of Atbara, Sudan's Railway Town, 1906-1984

Author: Ahmad Alawad Sikainga

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 9780325071077

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 9417

This book chronicles the struggles of railway workers against the Sudanese colonial and postcolonial governments.
Posted in Business & Economics

Behind the Urals

An American Worker in Russia's City of Steel

Author: John Scott,Stephen Kotkin

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253205360

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

View: 681

John Scott's classic account of his five years as a worker in the new industrial city of Magnitogorsk in the 1930s, first published in 1942, is enhanced in this edition by Stephen Kotkin's introduction, which places the book in context for today's readers; by the texts of three debriefings of Scott conducted at the U.S. embassy in Moscow in 1938 and published here for the first time; and by a selection of photographs showing life in Magnitogorsk in the 1930s. No other book provides such a graphic description of the life of workers under the First Five-Year Plan.
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City of Steel... Hearts of Gold, My Lackawanna

Author: Ralph J. Galanti Jr,Joanna B. Nervo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692246276

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 597

This story takes place in the city of Lackawanna during the 1930s. It is a story dedicated to the men and women of Lackawanna, a small steel city in upstate New York. It is loosely centered around the life and times of one of its prominent citizens, Ralph J. Galanti, Sr. The events of the book take place during the years of 1932 and 1933. It also touches upon the early years in Lackawanna, the Western New York area and the migration of the book's characters from their homeland Italy. Many facets of these incredible years will be touched upon: the Great Depression, steel making, ethnic cultures, the political atmosphere, crime, home-grown stories of its citizens and of course, the famous Our Lady of Victory Basilica and its legendary founder, Father Nelson Baker. The book relates stories of many of the immigrants and first generation Americans who lived in an era that Tom Brokaw called, "The Greatest Generation." Many parts of this book are true to life and factual in content. Other parts are stories I have heard throughout my life and may be factual but also exaggerated. Some parts are a total figment of my imagination that was developed through the association with many of these characters in the book. This is not to diminish the special people who were part of this era but only to bring out what a wonderful era it was even though there were many hardships. Although this story is fictional and loosely based on some actual characters, I hope that those of you who read this book will capture the essence of the era, the courage of its people and the enjoyment they had in spite of the adversities of the times. This is a unique tale of how good triumphs over evil.
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In a City of Steel and Stone

The Need for Parks

Author: Park Association of New York City

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Central Park (New York, N.Y.)

Page: 8

View: 2336

Posted in Central Park (New York, N.Y.)

City of the Century

The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America

Author: Donald L. Miller

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 0795339852

Category: History

Page: 684

View: 4247

“A wonderfully readable account of Chicago’s early history” and the inspiration behind PBS’s American Experience (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times). Depicting its turbulent beginnings to its current status as one of the world’s most dynamic cities, City of the Century tells the story of Chicago—and the story of America, writ small. From its many natural disasters, including the Great Fire of 1871 and several cholera epidemics, to its winner-take-all politics, dynamic business empires, breathtaking architecture, its diverse cultures, and its diverse population of writers, journalists, and artists, Chicago’s story is violent, inspiring, passionate, and fascinating from the first page to the last. The winner of the prestigious Great Lakes Book Award, given to the year’s most outstanding books highlighting the American heartland, City of the Century has received consistent rave reviews since its publication in 1996, and was made into a six-hour film airing on PBS’s American Experience series. Written with energetic prose and exacting detail, it brings Chicago’s history to vivid life. “With City of the Century, Miller has written what will be judged as the great Chicago history.” —John Barron, Chicago Sun-Times
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The City of Silk and Steel

Author: M. R. Carey,Linda Carey,Louise Carey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575132698

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

View: 9715

This is the tale of a city - like any other city, to begin with - and how it was lost and won, and lost again. This is the tale of an unusual army and its extraordinary leaders: Rem, the librarian, whose tears are ink; wise Gursoon, who defines their conscience; and the silver-tongued thief, Anwar Das, who knows when to ignore that conscience. And it is the tale of the mysterious Zuleika, with her unexpected gift for violence. Without her, the city could not have been taken; because of her, it could not be held. Most of all, this is the tale of Bessa, the city of silk and steel, as much legend as truth: its fate will haunt you for as long as stories are told ...
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The City of Iron and Steel, Fort William, Ontario

The Neck Through Which the Commerce and Trade of the Dominion of Canada Flows; A Manufacturing City Rapidly Developing Into One of the Chief Centres of Canada (Classic Reprint)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781390337723

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 22

View: 3420

Excerpt from The City of Iron and Steel, Fort William, Ontario: The Neck Through Which the Commerce and Trade of the Dominion of Canada Flows; A Manufacturing City Rapidly Developing Into One of the Chief Centres of Canada Money Orders. Fort. William lands seventh oi' the clue. Of the Dominion for money orden issued. Number. Nine months. April 1 to December 31 1912 Corresponding period, 191 1 'lncxease. Customs Collections. For year ending March 31. 1912. For year ending March 31, 1913. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Posted in Business & Economics

The City of Iron and Steel, Fort William, Ontario: The Neck Through Which the Commerce and Trade of the Dominion of Canada Flows; A Manufacturing City

Author: N.A

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781396214240

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 20

View: 7590

Excerpt from The City of Iron and Steel, Fort William, Ontario: The Neck Through Which the Commerce and Trade of the Dominion of Canada Flows; A Manufacturing City Rapidly Developing Into One of the Chief Centres of Canada Money Orders. Fort. William lands seventh oi' the clue. Of the Dominion for money orden issued. Number. Nine months. April 1 to December 31 1912 Corresponding period, 191 1 'lncxease. Customs Collections. For year ending March 31. 1912. For year ending March 31, 1913. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Posted in Business & Economics

Terrorism, Risk and the Global City

Towards Urban Resilience

Author: Professor Jon Coaffee

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409488306

Category: Science

Page: 376

View: 1078

First published in 2003, this account of the anti-terrorist measures of London's financial district and the changes in urban security after 9/11 has been revised to take into account developments in counter-terrorist security and management, particularly after the terrorist attack in London on July 7th 2005. It makes a valuable addition to the current debate on terrorism and the new security challenges facing Western nations. Drawing on the post-9/11 academic and policy literature on how terrorism is reshaping the contemporary city, this book explores the changing nature of the terrorist threat against global cities in terms of tactics and targeting, and the challenge of developing city-wide managerial measures and strategies. Also addressed is the way in which London is leading the way in developing best practice in counter-terrorist design and management, and how such practice is being internationalized.
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North Birmingham-A City of it's Own

Author: JD Weeks

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0359057454

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 597

This book attempts to present the beginning of North Birmingham as a city of its own. It is filled with early reports of happenings in North Birmingham, both as a city of its own and during the transition into the City of Birmingham
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A Promise for Tomorrow (Ribbons of Steel Book #3)

Author: Judith Pella,Tracie Peterson

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781441207623

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2112

When James Baldwin takes a new position with the B&O Railroad, he and Carolina decide to move their growing family from Baltimore to a small rural town in the Allegheny Mountains. Carolina's stepdaughter, Victoria, becomes enthralled with handsome Kiernan, an Irish railroad worker. But will the upper-class Baldwins even consider him as a suitor for their daughter? And when tensions rise among the workers, can James stop a destructive plan before it's too late?
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City of the Century

A History of Gary, Indiana

Author: James B. Lane

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253111876

Category: History

Page: 339

View: 4683

The United States Steel Corporation founded Gary in 1906 as an experiment in industrial urban planning, and the inscription on the city's official seal accordingly proclaims it the "City of the Century." Gary proved to be no more immune to the woes of industrialization than any other American city, however. To some, in fact, it has come to epitomize all that is wrong with contemporary urban life. But as this book clearly shows, the people of Gary have refused to surrender their sense of hope, their dignity, and their pride to the prophesiers of doom. At once scholarly and colorful, "City of the Century" is an outgrowth of urban historian James B. Lane's popular weekly columns for the Gary Post-Tribune. Lane uses the oral testimony of the people of Gary to tell a fascinating story. There are episodes of personal tragedy and heroism here, of frustrated dreams and tarnished reputations, and of challenges met and obstacles overcome.
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There's Hope for the World

The Memoir of Birmingham, Alabama's First African American Mayor

Author: Richard Arrington

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 081731623X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 263

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On a sultry September morning in 1955, a young African American man, the son of share corppers, boarded a Greyhound bus in Birmingham, Alabama, to leave his home state for the first time in his life. He was headed for the University of Detroit on a teaching scholarship from MilesCollege. Richard Arrington could not have guessed then that his future as a teacher would be postponed for decades by big-city politics--and that he would serve a record-setting five terms as chief executive of Alabama’s largest city. Under Arrington’s leadership, Birmingham rebuilt itself from a foundering, steel-driven industrial center to one of the most diversified metropolitan areas in the Southeast, with an economy fueled by health care, biomedical research, engineering, telecommunications, and banking. As mayor, Arrington’s economic legacy is impressive. When he left office, Birmingham boasted a record number of jobs and the lowest unemployment rate in its history. Additionally, Birmingham had built the strongest tax base in Alabama, expanded its city limits by 60 square miles, reduced crime to its lowest level in 25 years, and funded a $260 million school construction program. Today Birmingham is financially sound and is the only city in the Southeast with a $100 million endowment fund.
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A history of the city of Cleveland

Author: James Harrison Kennedy

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849675726

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 2710

This is the perfect book for all persons who cherish a deeper personal interest in the history of the Ohio metropolis, or treasure a closer affection for the beautiful Forest City, the city of homes, the city in whose record may be found so much to admire and commend, and so little that needs apology or apologetic explanation. The author tells a thrilling narrative up to the Centennial year 1896.
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Joliet

Author: David A. Belden

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 143961914X

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 2393

In 1673, Louis Jolliet and Fr. Jacques Marquette were the first Europeans to explore the Mississippi and the Illinois River valleys. Their explorations took them through what is now Joliet. Founded in 1834 as Juliet, the settlement's future was shaped by several important developments. The Des Plaines River provided an early waterway, and its power gave rise to mills and manufacturing. Native limestone rock beds helped build a 19th-century city, while Joliet quarries employed thousands of men. From the opening of the Illinois and Michigan Canal in 1848, to the building of the Illinois Central and Rock Island Railroads in the 1850s, to the intersecting of the Lincoln Highway and Route 66 in the 20th century, Joliet became an important hub between rural towns in Will and Grundy Counties and Chicago. Over 200 vintage postcards of Joliet reveal a unique city with a sense of community pride.
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Weirton

Author: Dennis R. Jones

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439648565

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Weirton was originally settled as the village of Holliday’s Cove, a strategic fortification along the Ohio River in northwestern Virginia. In 1909, a tinplate mill was established in northern Holliday’s Cove, and Weirton was born. Thousands of immigrants of many nationalities came here to work and live, while Ernest T. Weir created his life’s dream of a fully integrated steel plant. Weirton became the “Largest Unincorporated Town in the Country” and remained unincorporated for 38 years. In 1947, Weirton combined with Holliday’s Cove, Weirton Heights, and Marland Heights to become the official City of Weirton. Thomas E. Millsop, president of Weirton Steel Co., became the first mayor, and the mill became a major factor in the city’s success. Many historic moments, including the record snowfall of Thanksgiving weekend 1950, were highlighted in the Weirton Steel Employees’ Bulletin. Weirton captures this event and tells the story of the “New City,” which thrived in the 1950s and 1960s.
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Irenicon

The Wave Trilogy

Author: Aidan Harte

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857388983

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 4417

'Irenicon is completely fascinating' - Thinking About Books The river Irenicon is a feat of Concordian engineering. Blasted through the middle of Rasenna in 1347 using Wave technology, it divided the only city strong enough to defeat the Concordian Empire. But no one could have predicted it would become sentient, and hostile. Sofia Scaligeri, the soon-to-be Contessa of Rasenna, is inheriting a city tearing itself apart from the inside. She can see no way of stopping Rasenna's culture of vendetta . . . until a Concordian engineer arrives to build a bridge over the Irenicon. He shows her that the feuding factions of Rasenna can continue to fight each other, or they can unite against Concord. And they will need to stand together - for Concord is about to unleash the Wave again . . . Set in a darkly original alternative Renaissance Italy, Irenicon is a gripping adventure, a tragic love story and a very modern tale of redemption.
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ALPHABETS AND THE STEEL CITY

Author: NIRMALENDU MOHAPATRA

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1684661420

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 653

Alphabets and the Steel City is a novel by a people management professional from the steel industry. The writer, living in a steel city since childhood, was enchanted by two worlds; the world of steel and the world of books. The books provided newer perspectives on human nature, and the steel cities provide a tumultuous theatre for understanding those points of view. He bumps into a magical old man, an omnipresent wizard and they turn into lifelong friends. The old man narrates his reading experience of a set of fifteen classics, and the writer speaks from his life and work in the four steel cities. Through their actions and dialogues spanning nearly a lifetime, together, they struggle to paint a panoramic picture of what it means to be human.
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