Автор: Gallagher, Winifred Название: How The Post Office Created Am ISBN: 0143130064 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143130062 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1663 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A masterful history of a long underappreciated institution, How the Post Office Created America examines the surprising role of the postal service in our nation's political, social, economic, and physical development. The founders established the post office before they had even signed the Declaration of Independence, and for a very long time, it was the U.S. government's largest and most important endeavor--indeed, it was the government for most citizens. This was no conventional mail network but the central nervous system of the new body politic, designed to bind thirteen quarrelsome colonies into the United States by delivering news about public affairs to every citizen--a radical idea that appalled Europe's great powers. America's uniquely democratic post powerfully shaped its lively, argumentative culture of uncensored ideas and opinions and made it the world's information and communications superpower with astonishing speed. Winifred Gallagher presents the history of the post office as America's own story, told from a fresh perspective over more than two centuries. The mandate to deliver the mail--then "the media"--imposed the federal footprint on vast, often contested parts of the continent and transformed a wilderness into a social landscape of post roads and villages centered on post offices. The post was the catalyst of the nation's transportation grid, from the stagecoach lines to the airlines, and the lifeline of the great migration from the Atlantic to the Pacific. It enabled America to shift from an agrarian to an industrial economy and to develop the publishing industry, the consumer culture, and the political party system. Still one of the country's two major civilian employers, the post was the first to hire women, African Americans, and other minorities for positions in public life. Starved by two world wars and the Great Depression, confronted with the country's increasingly anti-institutional mind-set, and struggling with its doubled mail volume, the post stumbled badly in the turbulent 1960s. Distracted by the ensuing modernization of its traditional services, however, it failed to transition from paper mail to email, which prescient observers saw as its logical next step. Now the post office is at a crossroads. Before deciding its future, Americans should understand what this grand yet overlooked institution has accomplished since 1775 and consider what it should and could contribute in the twenty-first century. Gallagher argues that now, more than ever before, the imperiled post office deserves this effort, because just as the founders anticipated, it created forward-looking, communication-oriented, idea-driven America.
Автор: Holtby,Winifred Название: South Riding ISBN: 0860689697 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780860689690 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 1729 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Winifred Holtby`s most renowned novel reveals the lives and relationships of the characters of South Riding. Sarah Burton, the fiery headmistress of the local girls` school; Mrs Beddows, the district`s first alderwoman; and Robert Carne, the gentleman-farmer locked in a disastrous marriage.
Are New Yorkers and Californians so different because they live in such different settings? Why do some of us prefer the city to the country? How do urban settings increase crime? Why do we feel better after an experience in nature?
In this fascinating and enormously entertaining book, Winifred Gallagher explores the complex relationships between people and the places in which they live, love, and work. Drawing on the latest research on behavioral and environmental science, THE POWER OF PLACE examines our reactions to light, temperatiure, the seasons, and other natural phenomena, and explores the interactions between our external and internal worlds.
Gallagher's broad and dynamic definition of place includes mountaintops and the womb, Alaska's hinterlands and Manhattan's subways, and she relates these settings to everything from creativity to PMS, jet lag to tales of UFOs.
Full of complex information made totally accessible, THE POWER OF PLACE offers the latest insights into the many ways we can change our lives by changing the places we live.
Описание: Lauded by the Chicago Tribune as “captivating,” HOUSE THINKING is a lyrical, room-by-room exploration of the American home past, present, and future: how it reflects identity and affects our daily lives.
Автор: Winifred Foley Название: Shiny Pennies and Grubby Pinafores ISBN: 0349122938 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780349122939 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 1257 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: * A wonderful, heart-warming account of a bygone way of life in rural England in the 1950s
Описание: This book provides the only first full account of the life and work of Winifred Knights (1899-1947), the first woman to win the Prix de Rome (1920) and one of the outstanding, but until recently neglected, British women painters of the first half of the 20th century. It examines Knights` art in the context of interwar Modernism, assessing her contribution to the revival in this period of both Decorative Painting and religious imagery.
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