Master Hands in the Affairs of the Pacific Coast

Master Hands in the Affairs of the Pacific Coast

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  • Category : California
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 354


Master Hands in the Affairs of the Pacific Coast - Primary Source Edition

Master Hands in the Affairs of the Pacific Coast - Primary Source Edition

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  • Author: Anonymous
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • ISBN: 9781295732395
  • Category :
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 316

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.


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  • Author: American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (Firm)
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  • Languages : en
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On the Edge of the World

On the Edge of the World

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  • Author: Richard Longstreth
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520214156
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 455

Richard Longstreth provides a detailed picture of the early careers of four architects—Bernard Maybeck, Willis Polk, Ernest Coxhead, and A.C. Schweinfurth—who had a decisive impact on the course of design in the San Francisco Bay Area and who stand as significant contributors to American architecture.


Master Hands in the Affairs of the Pacific Coast

Master Hands in the Affairs of the Pacific Coast

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  • Author: Western Historical Publishing Company
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • ISBN: 9780332836171
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  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 314

Excerpt from Master Hands in the Affairs of the Pacific Coast: Historical, Biographical and Descriptive; A Resume of the Builders of Our Material Progress This volume is designed mainly to furnish information concerning the facilities and of this Coast, that the most comprehensive spirit of enterprise may be awakened at home, and increased patronage and favor come from abroad. While it will deal with the past in a brief measure, it has chiefly to do with the future, by directing in the present, the attention of skill and capital to our vast resources, and encouraging those powerful levers of industrial progression to utilize more thoroughly the facts which demonstrate the superiority of this section as a manufacturing and commercial centre. It is not claimed that this work is perfect - the difliculties in obtaining essential information have made that much desired end an impossibility - yet the utmost care has been exercised in collecting and presenting the matter to make it not only acceptable to the general reader, but in the highest degree valuable to the manufacturer. 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.


The Geography of Wine

The Geography of Wine

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  • Author: Percy H. Dougherty
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400704631
  • Category : Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 256

Wine has been described as a window into places, cultures and times. Geographers have studied wine since the time of the early Greeks and Romans, when viticulturalists realized that the same grape grown in different geographic regions produced wine with differing olfactory and taste characteristics. This book, based on research presented to the Wine Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers, shows just how far the relationship has come since the time of Bacchus and Dionysus. Geographers have technical input into the wine industry, with exciting new research tackling subjects such as the impact of climate change on grape production, to the use of remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems for improving the quality of crops. This book explores the interdisciplinary connections and science behind world viticulture. Chapters cover a wide range of topics from the way in which landforms and soil affect wine production, to the climatic aberration of the Niagara wine industry, to the social and structural challenges in reshaping the South African wine industry after the fall of apartheid. The fundamentals are detailed too, with a comparative analysis of Bordeaux and Burgundy, and chapters on the geography of wine and the meaning of the term ‘terroir’.


When Law Was in the Holster

When Law Was in the Holster

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  • Author: John Boessenecker
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 0806187743
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 504

One of the great lawmen of the Old West, Bob Paul (1830–1901) cast a giant shadow across the frontiers of California and Arizona Territory for nearly fifty years. Today he is remembered mainly for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and his involvement in the stirring events surrounding the famous 1881 gunfight near the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. This long-overdue biography fills crucial gaps in Paul’s story and recounts a life of almost constant adventure. As told by veteran western historian John Boessenecker, this story is more than just a western shoot-’em-up, and it reveals Paul to be far more than a blood-and-thunder gunfighter. Beginning with Paul’s boyhood adventures as a whaler in the South Pacific, the author traces his journey to Gold Rush California, where he served respectively as constable, deputy sheriff, and sheriff in Calaveras County, and as Wells Fargo shotgun messenger and detective. Then, in the turbulent 1880s, Paul became sheriff of Pima County, Arizona, and a railroad detective for the Southern Pacific. In 1890 President Benjamin Harrison appointed him U.S. marshal of Arizona Territory. Transcending local history, Paul’s story provides an inside look into the rough-and-tumble world of frontier politics, electoral corruption, Mexican-U.S. relations, border security, vigilantism, and western justice. Moreover, issues that were important in Paul’s career—illegal immigration, smuggling on the Mexican border, youth gangs, racial discrimination, ethnic violence, and police-minority relations—are as relevant today as they were during his lifetime.


Book Bulletin

Book Bulletin

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  • Author: San Francisco Public Library
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  • Category : Acquisitions (Libraries)
  • Languages : en
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Yankee Muslim

Yankee Muslim

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  • Author: Alexander Russell Webb
  • Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
  • ISBN: 0893709190
  • Category : Religion
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 320

In the Fall of 1892, Alexander Russell Webb, the American consul to the Philippine Islands, resigned his post and set off for a tour of the Indian subcontinent. Webb had converted to Islam and partnered with Indian Muslims to commence an Islamic mission to the United States. Part of the agreement allowed Webb to travel to India on his way back to America and visit cities with large Muslim populations. This work encompasses his travels, including: his departure from Manila, sea voyages, stays in Singapore and Penang, and most notably, the more than two months that he spent amongst the Muslims of Rangoon, Calcutta, Bombay, Poona, Hyderabad, and Madras. During Webb's travels he met with many prominent members of the Indian Muslim community, and presented lectures on Islam to large audiences. As an American Muslim, and one of the first converts in North America to Islam, his first-person accounts provide a unique perspective and historical account of Colonial India and Indian Muslims in particular. A primary document that will prove invaluable in studying the early Muslim history of the United States and its relationship to India. Complete with historical Introduction, Notes, Bibliography, and detailed Index.


The Scoundrel Harry Larkyns and his Pitiless Killing by the Photographer Eadweard Muybridge

The Scoundrel Harry Larkyns and his Pitiless Killing by the Photographer Eadweard Muybridge

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  • Author: Rebecca Gowers
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 147460644X
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 384

SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA NON-FICTION CROWN Diamond thief, guerrilla fighter, spy, decorated hero, bohemian rogue and lover of several notorious women - all describe Major Harry Larkyns. Yet he has long been dismissed as merely a liar and a cheat, famous only for being shot dead in 1874 by the unnerving photographer Eadweard Muybridge. But has history properly understood either the killer or his victim? Part biography, part crime investigation, THE SCOUNDREL HARRY LARKYNS uncovers some extraordinary truths, and is historical detective work at its finest. 'One of the best books of the year' Irish Times 'Strange, brilliant, quirky and illuminating' Country Life 'A story that is as eventful as it is tragic' Guardian 'A masterpiece of historical detective work' Keith Lowe