Mind and Hand: The Birth of MIT (MIT Press)

The motto at the seal of the Massachusetts Institute of know-how, "Mens et Manus" -- "mind and hand" -- signs the Institute's commitment to what MIT founder William Barton Rogers referred to as "the such a lot earnest cooperation of clever tradition with commercial pursuits." Mind and Hand strains the tips approximately technology and schooling that experience formed MIT and outlined its project -- from the hot technological know-how of the Enlightenment period and the beliefs of consultant democracy spurred by means of the economic Revolution to new theories at the nature and function of upper schooling in nineteenth-century the USA. MIT emerged in mid-century as an test in medical and technical schooling, with its origins within the rigidity among those outdated and new ideas.Mind and Hand used to be undertaken via Julius Stratton after his retirement from the presidency of MIT and persevered by way of Loretta Mannix after his demise; Philip N. Alexander, of the MIT application in Writing and Humanistic stories, stepped in to accomplish the undertaking. The mixed efforts of those 3 authors have given us what Julius Stratton anticipated -- "a coherent account of the circulate of rules" from which MIT emerged.

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Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment

In a sequence of newly commissioned essays from the top students and advocates in felony justice, Invisible Punishment explores, for the 1st time, the far-reaching outcomes of our present felony justice regulations. followed as a part of "get tricky on crime" attitudes that prevailed within the Nineteen Eighties and '90s, quite a number concepts, from "three moves" and "a warfare on drugs," to crucial sentencing and felony privatization, have led to the mass incarceration of usa citizens, and feature had huge, immense results not only on wrong-doers, yet on their households and the groups they arrive from. This e-book appears to be like on the results of those regulations two decades later.

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Lettre aux Américains

By Jean Cocteau

Vingt jours à big apple, et, dès le retour en avion -- 1949 -- , Cocteau s'adresse à ses hôtes. Une Lettre où l. a. reconnaissance et l'aveu d'avoir été séduit n'empêchent pas l. a. lucidité : pour sauver le Vieux Monde, les Américains ne devront plus "envisager l'art comme une distraction, mais comme un sacerdoce". Cocteau parle à ce peuple de son confort, de ses psychanalyses, de son cinéma et noue l'enjeu civilisateur au contrat poétique.

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The World, the Flesh, and the Devil: A History of Colonial St. Louis

As Anglo-American colonists alongside the Atlantic seaboard started to protest British rule within the 1760s, a brand new payment was once rising many miles west. St. Louis, based easily as a French buying and selling put up, was once increasing right into a assorted worldwide village. Few groups in eighteenth-century North the US had the sort of various inhabitants: indigenous americans, French investors and farmers, African and Indian slaves, British officers, and immigrant explorers interacted there lower than the vulnerable information of the Spanish governors. because the city’s value as a hub of trade grew, its population turned more and more unpredictable, feuding over issues huge and small and succumbing too frequently to the enticements of “the international, the flesh, and the devil.” yet British leaders and American Revolutionaries nonetheless sought to procure the world, linking St. Louis to the era’s overseas political and fiscal advancements and putting this younger group on the crossroads of empire.

With its colonial interval too usually glossed over in histories of either early the USA and town itself, St. Louis benefits a brand new remedy. the 1st smooth booklet dedicated solely to the background of colonial St. Louis, The international, the Flesh, and the Devil illuminates how its humans enjoyed, fought, worshipped, and traded. Covering the years from the settlement’s 1764 founding to its 1804 absorption into the younger usa, this examine displays at the studies of the village’s many inhabitants.

The global, the Flesh, and the Devil recounts vital, missed episodes within the early heritage of St. Louis in a story drawn from unique documentary files. Chapters element the authentic censure of the illicit union on the center of St. Louis’s founding family members, the 1780 conflict that almost destroyed the village, Spanish efforts to control advertisement family members among Indian peoples and French investors, and the methods colonial St. Louisans demonstrated authority and thwarted conventional norms. Patricia Cleary argues that St. Louis citizens possessed a outstanding willingness to evolve and innovate, which enabled them to outlive the various demanding situations they faced.

the inner areas of the U.S. were mostly relegated to the margins of colonial American historical past, even if their early occasions have been simply as dynamic and important as those who happened again east. The international, the Flesh, and the satan is an inclusive, wide-ranging, and late account of the Gateway city’s earliest years, and this enticing ebook contributes to a accomplished nationwide background by way of revealing the untold tales of higher Louisiana’s capital.

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The Lazarus Project

By Aleksandar Hemon

The basically novel from MacArthur Genius Award winner, Aleksandar Hemon -- the nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award profitable The Lazarus Project.

On March 2, 1908, nineteen-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, an jap eu Jewish immigrant, was once shot to dying at the doorstep of the Chicago leader of police and forged as a would-be anarchist assassin.

A century later, a tender japanese ecu author in Chicago named Brik turns into keen about Lazarus's tale. Brik enlists his buddy Rora-a warfare photographer from Sarajevo-to sign up for him in retracing Averbuch's path.

Through a background of pogroms and poverty, and a prism of a present-day panorama of inexpensive mafiosi or even more affordable prostitutes, the tales of Averbuch and Brik develop into inextricably intertwined, making a really unique, provocative, and unique novel that confirms Aleksandar Hemon, frequently in comparison to Vladimir Nabokov, as some of the most dynamic and crucial literary voices of our time.

From the writer of The ebook of My Lives.

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American Culture in the 1960s (Twentieth Century American Culture EUP)

By Sharon Monteith

This booklet charts the altering complexion of yank tradition in a single of the main culturally bright of twentieth-century many years. It offers a vibrant account of the most important cultural kinds of Sixties the United States - song and function; movie and tv; fiction and poetry; paintings and images - in addition to influential texts, developments and figures of the last decade: from Norman Mailer to Susan Sontag; from Muhammad Ali's anti-war protests to Tom Lehrer's stand-up comedy; from Bob Dylan to Rachel Carson; and from Pop artwork to photojournalism. A bankruptcy on new social pursuits demonstrates present of conservatism runs via even the main innovative activities of the Nineteen Sixties and the e-book as an entire appears to be like to the West and particularly to the South within the making of the sixties as delusion and as history.

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Hawaii: The Big Island – Guidebook Chapter

By Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Sara Benson, Amy C. Balfour, Ned Friary, Glenda Bendure, Conner Gorry, E. Clark Carroll, Luci Yamamoto

Lonely Planet courses are, comfortably, like no other'. big apple Times

This booklet providing is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's newest Hawaii advisor ebook and includes:

  • "Hawaii mammoth Island" chapter
  • "Understanding Hawaii & Survival Guide" chapter
  • "Need to know" Chapter
  • Hawaii tremendous Island maps
  • Sunrise rainbows and romping dolphins apart, it's all in regards to the lava the following at the substantial Island – from palm-fringed black-sand shores to lava tide swimming pools teeming with Technicolor life.

    This consultant is the results of examine via devoted authors and native specialists who immersed themselves in Hawaii's mammoth Island , discovering specified reviews, and sharing sensible and sincere recommendation, so that you come away trained and surprised. This consultant contains up to date studies of the easiest areas to stick, consume, attractions, cultural details, maps, shipping advice and some top saved secrets and techniques – all of the necessities to get to the center of Hawaii's colossal Island .

    Coverage contains: Kailua-Kona & round, Keauhou lodge zone, Holualoa, Honokohau Harbor & round, South Kona Coast, Honalo, Kainaliu, Kealakekua, Captain cook dinner, Kealakekua Bay country ancient Park, Honaunau, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau nationwide historic Park, Ho'okena & round, Miloli'i, North Kona Coast, Kaloko-Honokohau nationwide old Park, Keahole element, Kekaha Kai kingdom Park, Ka'upulehu, Kiholo Bay, South Kohala, Waikoloa lodge region, Mauna Lani lodge zone, Puako, Hapuna seashore country activity sector, Mauna Kea inn zone, Kawaihae & round, North Kohala, Akoni Pule street (Hwy 270), Hawi, Kapa'au, Pololu Valley, Waimea (Kamuela), Mauna Kea, Saddle highway Hikes, Hamakua Coast, Honoka'a & round, Kukuihaele, Waipi'o Valley, Kalopa nation sport sector, Laupahoehoe, Hakalau & round, Honomu, Onomea Bay & round, Hilo, Puna, Kea'au & round, Pahoa, Lava Tree nation Monument, Kapoho, crimson highway (Hwy 137), road a hundred thirty, Hawai'i Volcanoes nationwide Park & round, Volcano, Ka'u, Pahala, Punalu'u, Whittington seashore Park & round, Na'alehu, Wai'ohinu & round, South aspect, Ocean View, street to the ocean and Manuka nation Wayside Park.

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    Mr. Bridge: A Novel

    By Evan S. Connell

    Walter Bridge is an bold legal professional who redoubles his efforts and time on the place of work at any time when he feel that his relatives wishes whatever, even if what they wish is extra of him and no more of his cash. Affluence, fabric resources, and comforts create a cocoon of neighborhood respectability that cloaks the void within—not the skeleton within the closet yet a black gap swallowing the entire household.
    The Bridge novels were well-known as classics in the course of their author’s lifetime. With their shared skill to seize the manners and mores of the yank higher heart category, Connell has performed for the past due thirties what Sinclair Lewis did for the twenties.

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    Crooked Deals and Broken Treaties: How American Indians were Displaced by White Settlers in the Cuyahoga Valley

    Long ahead of the smokestacks and factories of business Akron rose from Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley, the sector used to be a spot of annoying disagreement. starting within the early 19th-century, white settlers all started pushing in from the east, lured via the promise of inexpensive (or unfastened) land. They unavoidably got here into clash with the present population, American Indians who had thrived within the valley for generations or had already been displaced via payment alongside the japanese seaboard. right here, on what used to be the western edge of the us, the tale of the country’s founding and improvement performed out in all its ignominy and drama, as American Indians misplaced their land, and infrequently their lives, whereas white settlers improved a nation.

    Historian and novelist John Tully attracts on modern debts and a wealth of reviews to supply this elegiac background of the Cuyahoga Valley. He can pay unique awareness to how settlers’ notions of non-public property—and the impulse to possess and advance the land—clashed with extra collective social businesses of yankee Indians. He additionally records the ecological rate of cost, lengthy sooner than heavy laid waste to the region. Crooked offers and damaged Treatiesis an impassioned accounting of the price of “progress,” and an insistent reminder of the barbarism and deceit that fueled the increase of the United States.

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    Drinking in America: Our Secret History

    By Susan Cheever

    In consuming IN the United States, bestselling writer Susan Cheever chronicles our nationwide love affair with liquor, taking an extended, considerate examine the way in which alcohol has replaced our nation's background. this is often the usually ignored tale of the way alcohol has formed American occasions and the yank personality from the 17th to the 20 th century.
    Seen in the course of the lens of alcoholism, American historical past takes on a vibrancy and a tragedy lacking from many past debts. From the drunkenness of the Pilgrims to Prohibition hijinks, consuming has constantly been a loved American customized: the way to rejoice and the way to grieve and the way to take the sting off. At many pivotal issues in our history-the unlawful Mayflower touchdown at Cape Cod, the enslavement of African american citizens, the McCarthy witch hunts, and the Kennedy assassination, to call just a few-alcohol has acted as a catalyst.
    Some international locations drink greater than we do, a few drink much less, yet no different country has been the drunkest within the world-as the US used to be within the 1830's-and then outlawed ingesting solely just a hundred years later. either a full of life background and an unflinching cultural research, ingesting IN the USA unveils the unstable ambivalence inside of one nation's tumultuous affair with alcohol.

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