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: 1818

Despite being geographically cut off from large trade centers and important natural resources, Pittsburgh transformed itself into the most formidable steel-making center in the world. Beginning in the 1870s, under the engineering genius of magnates such as Andrew Carnegie, steel-makers capitalized on western Pennsylvania’s rich supply of high-quality coal and powerful rivers to create an efficient industry unparalleled throughout history. In City of Steel, Ken Kobus explores the evolution of the steel industry to celebrate the innovation and technology that created and sustained Pittsburgh’s steel boom. Focusing on the Carnegie Steel Company’s success as leader of the region’s steel-makers, Kobus goes inside the science of steel-making to investigate the technological advancements that fueled the industry’s success. City of Steel showcases how through ingenuity and determination Pittsburgh’s steel-makers transformed western Pennsylvania and forever changed the face of American industry and business.
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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: 6986

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.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

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: 5090

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

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: 7010

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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City of the Century

The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America

Author: Donald L. Miller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684831384

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

View: 3325

A chronicle of the coming of the Industrial Age to one American city traces the explosive entrepreneurial, technological, and artistic growth that converted Chicago from a trading post to a modern industrial metropolis by the 1890s
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

In a City of Steel and Stone

The Need for Parks

Author: Park Association of New York City

Publisher: N.A


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

Page: 8

View: 4978

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

The Caves of Steel

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0307792412

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6387

A millennium into the future two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain. Isaac Asimov's Robot novels chronicle the unlikely partnership between a New York City detective and a humanoid robot who must learn to work together. Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, New York City police detective Elijah Baley had little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions. But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. The relationship between Life and his Spacer superiors, who distrusted all Earthmen, was strained from the start. Then he learned that they had assigned him a partner: R. Daneel Olivaw. Worst of all was that the "R" stood for robot--and his positronic partner was made in the image and likeness of the murder victim!
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City of Wind

Author: Jordan Rivet

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541240056

Category: Magic

Page: 348

View: 9584

Dangerous intrigues and mysterious powers ensnare Dara and Siv in the brutal city of Pendark. Bound to her agreement with Wyla by a magical shackle, Dara is forced to help her study the link between Fire and Watermight. She'll learn more than she bargained for from the cunning Waterworker-if the lessons don't kill her first. Meanwhile, Siv gathers allies and gold to rescue his sister and his kingdom. He can't do it without Dara, and Wyla won't let her go without a fight. Siv isn't letting a little thing like a powerful magic wielder stop him from saving the woman he loves. As the armies of Soole ravage her grandfather's kingdom of Trure, Princess Selivia flees to a distant city full of mysteries. She discovers unexpected troubles in the City of Wind-and a secret that could change everything. When violence erupts in Pendark and beyond, will any of them be powerful enough to withstand the storm?
Posted in Magic

Terrorism, Risk and the Global City

Towards Urban Resilience

Author: Professor Jon Coaffee

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409488306

Category: Science

Page: 376

View: 8881

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.
Posted in Science

City of the Century

A History of Gary, Indiana

Author: James B. Lane

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253111876

Category: History

Page: 339

View: 1455

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.
Posted in History

A Promise for Tomorrow (Ribbons of Steel Book #3)

Author: Judith Pella,Tracie Peterson

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781441207623

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9023

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?
Posted in Fiction

City of Thieves

A Novel

Author: David Benioff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440630585

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5196

From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival — and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime. During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible. By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, the New York Times bestseller City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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City in Transition

Author: Frank Akpadock

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1770972560

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 7828

In a climate of scarce financial resources, where federal and state fiscal assistance to cities has dwindled quantitatively, all civic leaders must somehow find a way to provide long-term vision, a good business climate, and diverse economic development planning strategies to grow their cities' economies. Such plans should be strategically flexible and adaptable to change, yet strong enough to withstand the whirlwinds and vicissitudes of the constantly changing national and global economies. Youngstown, Ohio, achieved its success through the visionary leadership of its city mayors, who partnered with local University leadership, tapping into their invaluable assets of knowledge capital and technology transfer capacities, while at the same time mobilizing public support from labor, businesses, foundations, and other entrepreneurial stakeholders to provide assistance with the city's economic recovery. City in Transition is a landmark testimonial assessment of tried and true economic development strategies of Youngstown mayors' visionary leaderships to revive and grow the city's declining economy following its steel mill closings in the late 1970s. Economic development strategies together with city-size reclassification into a smaller post-industrial city, created a classic leadership story of foresight that transcended the city's economic regeneration per se, to garner both national recognition and international attention.
Posted in Business & Economics

The city of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922

Author: Clarence Monroe Burton,William Stocking,Gordon K. Miller

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7402

Posted in History

Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas


Author: Federico Mazzolani,Ricardo Herrera

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 020311941X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1130

View: 1217

Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas is a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the field of seismic resistant steel structures. It comprises a collection of papers presented at the seventh International Specialty Conference STESSA 2012 (Santiago, Chile, 9-11 January 2012), and includes the state-of-the-art in both theoretical and experimental research on the behaviour of steel structures in seismic areas. The book is organized in the following sections: - Performance-Based Design of Structures; - Seismic, Wind and Exceptional Load; - Material Behaviour; - Member Behaviour; - Connection Behaviour; - Global Behaviour; - Analytical and Experimental Methods; - Mixed and Composite Structures; - Passive and Active Control; - Strengthening and Repairing; - Codification; - Design, Fabrication and Practice. Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas aims to close the gap between the results of academic research, codification and application on the one hand, and common practice on the other. This book provides a complete framework of the most recent trends in the field of steel structures in seismic areas, with particular reference to the utilisation of multi-level performance based design concepts, the analysis of factors influencing the steel structure behaviour during strong ground motions, minimizing earthquake damage, seismic retrofit, the collapse behaviour of steel structures, recent developments in advanced large-scale experimental techniques, and the utilization of large-scale seismic testing facilities. The book is a valuable resource for engineers, academia and Ph.D. students in Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Structural Engineering, Steel Construction, Steel Development, and Building Disaster Prevention.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

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

View: 3787

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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