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Miami, Maltz, Alan S. Standiford, Les

Автор: Maltz, Alan S. Standiford, Les
Название:  Miami
Издательство: Light flight productions
Классификация:
Путешествие и отпуск

ISBN: 0962667730
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780962667732
ISBN: 0-9626677-3-0
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-9626677-3-2
Обложка/Формат: Hardback
Страницы: 204
Дата издания: 22.06.2006
Иллюстрации: Colour photos
Размер: 280 x 230 x 27
Читательская аудитория: General (us: trade)
Подзаголовок: City of dreams
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Поставляется из: Англии
Описание: Features images that capture the heart and soul of Miami - from the shimmering enclave `Stiltsville`, to the streets of Little Havana, and the visual splendour of South Beach`s Art Deco architecture. This work also provides a commentary.

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Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles

Автор: Standiford Les
Название: Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles
ISBN: 0062251422 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062251428
Издательство: HarperCollins USA
Цена: 2200 р.
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Описание:

The story of William Mulholland's Los Angeles aqueduct, the largest public water project ever created a tale of gilded age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined man whose vision shaped the future

In 1907, Irish immigrant William Mulholland designed and began to build one of the greatest civil engineering feats in history: the aqueduct that carried water 233 miles from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Los Angeles allowing this small, resource-challenged desert city to grow into a modern global metropolis. Drawing on new research, Les Standiford vividly captures the visionary engineer and the breathtaking scope of his six-year, $23 million project that would transform a region, a state, and a nation at the dawn of its greatest century.

At a time when the importance of water is being recognized as never before, Water to the Angels brings into focus the vigor of a fabled era, the might of a larger-than-life individual, and the scale of a priceless construction project, shedding critical light on a past that offers insights for our future."

Desperate Sons: The Secret Band of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War

Автор: Standiford Les
Название: Desperate Sons: The Secret Band of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War
ISBN: 0061899550 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780061899553
Издательство: HarperCollins USA
Цена: 2124 р.
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Washington Burning: How a Frenchman`s Vision of Our Nation`s Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Arm

Автор: Standiford Les
Название: Washington Burning: How a Frenchman`s Vision of Our Nation`s Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Arm
ISBN: 1400156424 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400156429
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1754 р.
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Описание: In 1814, British troops invaded and burned Washington; the White House still bears scorch and soot marks on its foundation stones. Until the British tried to obliterate it, many Americans remained violently opposed to the idea of Washington as the nation's capital. It was only after the British lesson in ""hard war,"" designed to terrorize Americans, that the city became a locus of unity and national pride.
The dramatic story of how Washington, D.C., rose from a wilderness is a vital chapter in American history, filled with intrigue and outsized characters--from Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the eccentric, passionate, difficult architect who fell in love with his adopted country, to George Washington, who struggled to balance L'Enfant's enthusiasm for his brilliant design with the strident opposition of fiscal conservatives such as Thomas Jefferson. Their conflicts mirror the struggles of a fledgling nation to form a kind of government the world had not yet known, prefiguring similar battles fought in Congress today.
Utterly absorbing and scrupulously researched, "Washington Burning" offers a fresh perspective on the birth of not just a city but a nation.

The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens`s a Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits

Автор: Standiford Les
Название: The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens`s a Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits
ISBN: 0307405788 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307405784
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1401 р.
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Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles

Автор: Standiford Les
Название: Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles
ISBN: 0062251457 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062251459
Издательство: HarperCollins USA
Цена: 1290 р.
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Описание:

The story of William Mulholland's Los Angeles aqueduct, the largest public water project ever created a tale of gilded age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined man whose vision shaped the future

In 1907, Irish immigrant William Mulholland designed and began to build one of the greatest civil engineering feats in history: the aqueduct that carried water 233 miles from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Los Angeles allowing this small, resource-challenged desert city to grow into a modern global metropolis. Drawing on new research, Les Standiford vividly captures the visionary engineer and the breathtaking scope of his six-year, $23 million project that would transform a region, a state, and a nation at the dawn of its greatest century.

At a time when the importance of water is being recognized as never before, Water to the Angels brings into focus the vigor of a fabled era, the might of a larger-than-life individual, and the scale of a priceless construction project, shedding critical light on a past that offers insights for our future."

Washington Burning: How a Frenchman`s Vision of Our Nation`s Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Arm

Автор: Standiford Les
Название: Washington Burning: How a Frenchman`s Vision of Our Nation`s Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Arm
ISBN: 1400136423 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400136421
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 4914 р.
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Описание: In 1814, British troops invaded and burned Washington; the White House still bears scorch and soot marks on its foundation stones. Until the British tried to obliterate it, many Americans remained violently opposed to the idea of Washington as the nation's capital. It was only after the British lesson in ""hard war,"" designed to terrorize Americans, that the city became a locus of unity and national pride.
The dramatic story of how Washington, D.C., rose from a wilderness is a vital chapter in American history, filled with intrigue and outsized characters--from Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the eccentric, passionate, difficult architect who fell in love with his adopted country, to George Washington, who struggled to balance L'Enfant's enthusiasm for his brilliant design with the strident opposition of fiscal conservatives such as Thomas Jefferson. Their conflicts mirror the struggles of a fledgling nation to form a kind of government the world had not yet known, prefiguring similar battles fought in Congress today.
Utterly absorbing and scrupulously researched, "Washington Burning" offers a fresh perspective on the birth of not just a city but a nation.

Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad That Crossed an Ocean

Автор: Standiford Les
Название: Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad That Crossed an Ocean
ISBN: 1400049474 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400049479
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1123 р.
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Meet You in Hell

Автор: Standiford, Les
Название: Meet You in Hell
ISBN: 1400047676 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400047673
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1752 р.
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The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens`s a Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits

Автор: Standiford Les
Название: The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens`s a Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits
ISBN: 0307405796 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307405791
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Цена: 1123 р.
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Описание: As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how Charles Dickens revived the signal holiday of the Western world. Soon to be a major motion picture.

Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down, so Dickens used what little money he had to put out A Christmas Carol himself. He worried it might be the end of his career as a novelist.

The book immediately caused a sensation. And it breathed new life into a holiday that had fallen into disfavor, undermined by lingering Puritanism and the cold modernity of the Industrial Revolution. It was a harsh and dreary age, in desperate need of spiritual renewal, ready to embrace a book that ended with blessings for one and all.

With warmth, wit, and an infusion of Christmas cheer, Les Standiford whisks us back to Victorian England, its most beloved storyteller, and the birth of the Christmas we know best. The Man Who Invented Christmas is a rich and satisfying read for Scrooges and sentimentalists alike.

Bringing Adam Home

Автор: Standiford, Les
Название: Bringing Adam Home
ISBN: 006198390X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780061983900
Издательство: HarperCollins USA
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Цена: 1897 р.
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Описание: In the aftermath of the six-year old`s abduction everything about the nation`s response to missing children changed. The inability of law enforcement to find Adam`s killer put an end to innocence. This title tells a story - the good, the bad, and the ugly-of what it took for one cop to accomplish what an entire system of law enforcement could not.

Raw Deal

Автор: Standiford Les
Название: Raw Deal
ISBN: 1590581067 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781590581063
Издательство: Неизвестно
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Цена: 281 р.
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Описание: "Edgy sex, murder, mayhem... Standiford knows what works." -Los Angeles Times "A jaw-dropper."-Booklist "Tough, funny, profame-and beautifully turned out." -James Ellroy

Washington Burning: How a Frenchman`s Vision of Our Nation`s Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Arm

Автор: Standiford Les
Название: Washington Burning: How a Frenchman`s Vision of Our Nation`s Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Arm
ISBN: 1400106427 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400106424
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 2457 р.
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Описание: In 1814, British troops invaded and burned Washington; the White House still bears scorch and soot marks on its foundation stones. Until the British tried to obliterate it, many Americans remained violently opposed to the idea of Washington as the nation's capital. It was only after the British lesson in ""hard war,"" designed to terrorize Americans, that the city became a locus of unity and national pride.
The dramatic story of how Washington, D.C., rose from a wilderness is a vital chapter in American history, filled with intrigue and outsized characters--from Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the eccentric, passionate, difficult architect who fell in love with his adopted country, to George Washington, who struggled to balance L'Enfant's enthusiasm for his brilliant design with the strident opposition of fiscal conservatives such as Thomas Jefferson. Their conflicts mirror the struggles of a fledgling nation to form a kind of government the world had not yet known, prefiguring similar battles fought in Congress today.
Utterly absorbing and scrupulously researched, "Washington Burning" offers a fresh perspective on the birth of not just a city but a nation.


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