Hard Times

Author: Studs Terkel
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595587039
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Hard Times from the Author: Studs Terkel. Recreates the character and atmosphere of this dramatic era in a collage of recollections by both well-known and obscure Americans.

Hard Times In Paradise

Author: William G. Robbins
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295803312
Size: 15.69 MB
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Hard Times In Paradise from the Author: William G. Robbins. Blessed with vast expanses of virgin timber, a good harbor, and a San Francisco market for its lumber, the Coos Bay area once dubbed itself "a poor man's paradise." A new Prologue and Epilogue by the author bring this story of gyppo loggers, longshoremen, millwrights, and whistle punks into the twenty-first century, describing Coos Bay�s transition from timber town to a retirement and tourist community, where the site of a former Weyerhaeuser complex is now home to the Coquille Indian Tribe�s The Mill Casino.

Irish In Ontario 1st Edition

Author: Donald Harman Akenson
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 077356098X
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Irish In Ontario 1st Edition from the Author: Donald Harman Akenson. Hailed as one of the most important books on social sciences of the last fifty years by the Social Sciences Federation of Canada. Akenson argues that, despite the popular conception of the Irish as a city people, those who settled in Ontario were primarily rural and small-town dwellers. Though it is often claimed that the experience of the Irish in their homeland precluded their successful settlement on the frontier in North America, Akenson's research proves that the Irish migrants to Ontario not only chose to live chiefly in the hinterlands, but that they did so with marked success. Akenson also suggests that by using Ontario as an "historical laboratory" it is possible to make valid assessments of the real differences between Irish Protestants and Irish Catholics, characteristics which he contends are much more precisely measurable in the neutral environment of central Canada than in the turbulent Irish homeland. While Akenson is careful not to over-generalize his findings, he contends that the case of Ontario seriously calls into question conventional beliefs about the cultural limitations of the Irish Catholics not only in Canada but throughout North America.

Decentralization For Satisfying Basic Needs 1st Edition

Author: J. Michael McGuire
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607526638
Size: 71.63 MB
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Decentralization For Satisfying Basic Needs 1st Edition from the Author: J. Michael McGuire. "Decentralization as a Means of Satisfying Basic Needs: An Economic Guide for Policymakers" by J. Michael McGuire The challenge addressed in this book is designing the degree of decentralization that is most effective in satisfying the basic needs of the poor. Case studies of decentralization at work in the real world are presented and analyzed. The aim of this book is to help the reader who wishes to use decentralization to help implement a basic needs approach to development. The aim of this book is to help readers use the decentralization of government functions to implement a basic needs approach to development. The aim is not to "give the answer," but rather to provide insight into decentralization as a process and to help practitioners develop skills in designing their own decentralization programs.

Antique Trader Book Collector S Price Guide

Author: Richard Russell
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 1440221758
Size: 21.24 MB
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Antique Trader Book Collector S Price Guide from the Author: Richard Russell. This new edition of Antique Trader Book Collector's Price Guide provides readers with the information and values to carve a niche for themselves in a market where rare first editions of Jane Austen's Emma and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone recently sold at auction for 254,610 dollars and 40,355 dollars respectively. Organized in 13 categories, including Americana, banned, paranormal and mystery, this guide discusses identifying and grading books, and provides collectors with details for identifying and assessing books in 8,000 listings.