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The Great Boston Fire

By Stephanie Schorow
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1493054996
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 799
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The 1872 Great Boston Fire was barely contained after two days of spreading rapidly across the city, becoming one of the most expensive fire disasters in America. Stephanie Schorow, a seasoned Boston veteran, masterfully recounts the stories and heroics surrounding the fire, those which have all been slowly forgotten by the public. Collaborating with the Boston Fire Historical Society and featuring artwork from the time period, a dramatic narrative retold for a modern audience.

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  • File Pdf: bad-luck.pdf

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How do you piss off a group of fairies? Poor Mrs. Mann desperately needs to know, since somehow her family did just that, and the fairies have started a campaign of terror on them. Of course, the police are useless. There’s nothing new there. They’re woefully ignorant in the ways of the paranormal. When dealing with supernatural baddies, it helps to believe in them. That’s why they contract me occasionally. I’m a private investigator, and I only do cases involving the occult and the paranormal. The weird world that no one wants to think exists is my area of expertise. And I have a foot in that door, so to speak. I can see supernatural creatures—or supies, as I call them—through the glamour, they disguise themselves with. So, I’ve got an advantage. Fairies are targeting the Mann family in some pretty nasty ways. I have to find out what they did to upset the little people and tell them how to appease them before they go for blood. But of course, things aren’t quite that easy. The Fae are hard to enrage these days. You can’t do it by accident, which means the wee folk may not be the real bad guys in this case. It’s going to take all my effort and every ounce of guts to solve this mystery and put it all right before anyone else gets hurt, including those I care most about!

Portsmouth Firefighting

By Steven E. Achilles
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Isbn : 1439636958
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Photography
  • Reads : 964
  • File Pdf: portsmouth-firefighting.pdf

Book Summary:

In September 1756, with only fire buckets, two hand tubs, and citizen volunteers safeguarding the Colonial seaport, Portsmouth decided to organize and regulate its fire protection. By 1852, the Portsmouth Fire Department boasted six suction engines and in 1864 entered the age of steam power when the first steam fire engine was delivered. Disastrous fires and a growing city required the department to modernize as it moved into the 20th century. The department’s first motorized engine was purchased in 1912, and by 1921, there was a new central fire station along with a new gasoline-powered ladder truck. Through an exceptional collection of photographs, Portsmouth Firefighting richly illustrates the story and tradition of a fire department forever connected to its brave firefighters, their magnificent fire engines, and the spectacular blazes they fought.

The Edge of Disaster

By Stephen Flynn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1588365670
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 689
  • File Pdf: the-edge-of-disaster.pdf

Book Summary:

Why do we remain unprepared for the next terrorist attack or natural disaster? Where are we most vulnerable? How have we allowed our government to be so negligent? Who will keep you and your family safe? Is America living on borrowed time? How can we become a more resilient nation? Americans are in denial when it comes to facing up to how vulnerable our nation is to disaster, be it terrorist attack or act of God. We have learned little from the cataclysms of September 11 and Hurricane Katrina. When it comes to catastrophe, America is living on borrowed time–and squandering it. In this new book, leading security expert Stephen Flynn issues a call to action, demanding that we wake up and prepare immediately for a safer future. The truth is acts of terror cannot always be prevented, and nature continues to show its fury in frighteningly unpredictable ways. Resiliency, argues Flynn, must now become our national motto. With chilling frankness and clarity, Flynn paints an all too real scenario of the threats we face within our own borders. A terrorist attack on a tanker carrying liquefied natural gas into Boston Harbor could kill thousands and leave millions more of New Englanders without power or heat. The destruction of a ship with a cargo of oil in Long Beach, California, could bring the West Coast economy to its knees and endanger the surrounding population. But even these all-too-plausible terrorist scenarios pale in comparison to the potential destruction wrought by a major earthquake or hurricane. Our growing exposure to man-made and natural perils is largely rooted in our own negligence, as we take for granted the infrastructure handed down to us by earlier generations. Once the envy of the world, this infrastructure is now crumbling. After decades of neglect, our public health system leaves us at the mercy of microbes that could kill millions in the next flu pandemic. Flash flooding could wipe out a fifty-year-old dam north of Phoenix, placing thousands of homes and lives at risk. The next San Francisco earthquake could destroy century-old levees, contaminating the freshwater supply that most of California relies on for survival. It doesn’t have to be this way. The Edge of Disaster tells us what we can do about it, as individuals and as a society. We can–and, Flynn argues, we must–construct a more resilient nation. With the wounds of recent national tragedies still unhealed, the time to act is now. Flynn argues that by tackling head-on, eyes open the perils that lie before us, we can remain true to our most important and endearing national trait: our sense of optimism about the future and our conviction that we can change it for the better for ourselves–and our children.

The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America

By Wilbur R. Miller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Isbn : 1483305937
  • Pages : 2712
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 722
  • File Pdf: the-social-history-of-crime-and-punishment-in-america.pdf

Book Summary:

Several encyclopedias overview the contemporary system of criminal justice in America, but full understanding of current social problems and contemporary strategies to deal with them can come only with clear appreciation of the historical underpinnings of those problems. Thus, this five-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present. It covers the whole of the criminal justice system, from crimes, law enforcement and policing, to courts, corrections and human services. Among other things, this encyclopedia: explicates philosophical foundations underpinning our system of justice; charts changing patterns in criminal activity and subsequent effects on legal responses; identifies major periods in the development of our system of criminal justice; and explores in the first four volumes - supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents - evolving debates and conflicts on how best to address issues of crime and punishment. Its signed entries in the first four volumes--supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents--provide the historical context for students to better understand contemporary criminological debates and the contemporary shape of the U.S. system of law and justice.

Firefighting Principles and Practices

By William E. Clark
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : PennWell Books
  • Isbn : 0878149201
  • Pages : 473
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 315
  • File Pdf: firefighting-principles-and-practices.pdf

Book Summary:

This classic look at the basics of firefighting provides up-to-date information on firefighting operations beginning with fire behavior and on through to fundamental approaches, strategy, coordination, and tactics of safe fireground activities. The book also discusses operational procedures of ladder and engine companies, along with preplanning routines that departments should follow, and finishes with a look at common fires, along with fires that could require special attention, including the “Big One.”

Moon Boston

By Cameron Sperance
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Moon Travel
  • Isbn : 1640498621
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 856
  • File Pdf: moon-boston.pdf

Book Summary:

Stroll through history, catch a game at Fenway, or snag a seat at a famous oyster bar: the best of Beantown is yours with Moon Boston. Navigate the Neighborhoods: Follow one of our self-guided neighborhood walks through Back Bay and Cambridge or along the Boston Harbor Explore the City: Retrace the founders' footsteps on the Freedom Trail or peruse the works of Renoir and Van Gogh at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Shop the unique boutiques or designer stores on Newbury Street and wander Harvard's picturesque campus in Cambridge. Sail out to the Boston Harbor Islands for camping and clambakes or grab a Fenway Frank and root for the Red Sox at America's oldest ballpark Get a Taste of the City: Sample oysters by the dozen or decide who has the best red sauce and cannoli in the North End. Chow down on classics like lobster rolls and "chowdah," indulge in a Boston Cream Pie, or snack your way through a historic open-air market Bars and Nightlife: Relax at a waterfront whiskey bar, chat with the bartender at a local Irish pub, or catch the game at a neighborhood sports bar. Take a sunset photo of the Boston skyline from a rooftop bar, sip on innovative cocktails, or see what's on tap at a craft brewery Local Advice: Cameron Sperance shares his expertise and love of his adopted city Flexible, Strategic Itineraries, including the three-day best of Boston, a weekend with kids, day trips to Lexington and Concord, Salem, Provincetown, and more Tips for Travelers including where to stay and how to navigate the T, plus advice for international visitors, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, travelers with disabilities, and families with children Maps and Tools like background information on the history and culture of Boston, full-color photos, color-coded neighborhood maps, and an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go With Moon Boston's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of the city. Expanding your trip? Grab a copy of Moon New England. Hitting the road? Check out Moon New England Road Trip.

Harvard A to Z

By John T. Bethell,Richard M. Hunt,Robert Shenton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn : 0674020898
  • Pages : 409
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 592
  • File Pdf: harvard-a-to-z.pdf

Book Summary:

Open this book and step into the storied corridors of the nation's oldest university; encounter the historic landmarks and curiosities; and among them, meet the famous dropouts and former students, the world-class scholars, eccentrics, and prodigies who have given the institution its incomparable character. An alphabetical compendium of short but substantial essays about Harvard University--its undergraduate college and nine professional schools--this volume traverses the gamut of Harvardiana from Aab and Admissions to X Cage and Z Closet. In between are some two hundred entries written by three Harvard veterans who bring to the task over 125 years of experience within the university. The entries range from essential facts to no less interesting ephemera, from the Arnold Arboretum designed by Frederick Law Olmsted to the peculiar medical specimens of the Warren Museum; from Arts and Athletics to Towers and Tuition: from the very real environs (Cambridge, Charles River, and Quincy Street) to the Harvard of Hollywood and fiction. Harvard A to Z is a browser's delight, offering readers the chance to dip into the history and lore, the character and culture of America's foremost institution of higher learning. Table of Contents: Preface Map of Harvard Aab Admissions Adolphus Busch Hall Affirmative Action Alpha-Iota of Massachusetts Allston Alumni American Repertory Theatre Architecture Archives Arms Arnold Arboretum Art Museums Arts Athletics Bells Brattle Theatre Business School Cambridge/Boston Cantab Carpenter Center Characters Charles River Clocks College Pump Commencement Consulting Continuing Education The Core Crimson Crimson Key Dance Deans Degrees Dental School Dining Services Diplomas Discipline Divinity School Diversity Dropouts Dumbarton Oaks Ed School Elmwood Endowment ETOB Extinct Harvard Faculty Club "Fair Harvard" Fashion Fictional Harvard Film Archive Final Clubs Fire First Year Firsts (Men) Firsts (Women) Fountains Fundraising Gates Gay and Lesbian Gazette Gilbert & Sullivan Glass Flowers God's Acre 00 "Godless Harvard" Gold Coast Governance Grade Inflation GSAS GSD Great Salt and Other Relics Guardhouse Harvard Advocate Harvard College Harvard Crimson Harvard Elsewhere Harvard Forest Harvard Foundation Harvard Hall Harvard Heroes Harvard Hill Harvard Magazine Harvard Neighbors Harvard Student Agencies Harvard Union Harvard University Press Hasty Pudding Show Hillel Holden Chapel Hollywood's Harvard Honorary Degrees Houghton Library Houses Information Technology International Outreach Ivy League Jazz John Harvard--and His Statue Kennedy School of Government Lamont Library Lampoon Law School Lectures Libraries Life Raft Maps Medical School Memorial Church Memorial Hall Music Native American Program Nieman Fellows Nobel Laureates Observatory Ombuds Outings and Innings Phillips Brooks House Portrait Collection Presidents Prodigies School of Public Health Public Service Quincy Street Radcliffe Rebellions and Riots Regalia Research Centers and Institutes Reunions Rhodes Scholars ROTC Sanders Theatre Sardis Science Museums Scientific Instruments Signet Society Society of Fellows Soldiers Field Songs and Marches Statues and Monuments Theatre Collection Towers Trademark Licensing and Protection Tuition Underground UHS University Professors Vanserg Hall Villa I Tatti Virtual Harvard Wadsworth House Warren Museum WHRB Widener Library Wireless Club X Cage The Yard Z Closet Zeph Greek Appendix: Harvard Lingo Acknowledgments Index

Where Have All the Horses Gone?

By Jonathan V. Levin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476628378
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 561
  • File Pdf: where-have-all-the-horses-gone.pdf

Book Summary:

A century ago, horses were ubiquitous in America. They plowed the fields, transported people and goods within and between cities and herded livestock. About a million of them were shipped overseas to serve in World War I. Equine related industries employed vast numbers of stable workers, farriers, wainwrights, harness makers and teamsters. Cities were ringed with fodder-producing farmland, and five-story stables occupied prime real estate in Manhattan. Then, in just a few decades, the horses vanished in a wave of emerging technologies. Those technologies fostered unprecedented economic growth, and with it a culture of recreation and leisure that opened a new place for the horse as an athletic teammate and social companion.

The Handy Boston Answer Book

By Samuel Willard Crompton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Visible Ink Press
  • Isbn : 1578596165
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 114
  • File Pdf: the-handy-boston-answer-book.pdf

Book Summary:

Whether it's called Beantown, The Olde Towne, Titletown, The Cradle of Liberty, The Athens of America, The Puritan City, The City on a Hill, or any of its other obscure or oft-repeated nicknames, Boston has a long and varied history. Its universities and hospitals lead the nation, and its sports teams, politicians, and colloquialisms continue to captivate. Exploring this city’s fascinating history, people, myths, culture, and trivia, The Handy Boston Answer Book takes an in-depth look at one of America's oldest major cities. Learn about the city’s founding by Puritan settlers, the Boston Massacre, the Great Fire, the opening of the T, the busing desegregation strife, the Big Dig, the local sports fanatics, ethnic enclaves, and the surrounding suburbs, notable sons and daughters, and more are all packed into this comprehensive guide to the city of Boston. Through facts, stats, and history, as well as the unusual and quirky, it answers 1,200 fascinating questions, including What cities and towns comprise the “Greater Boston” region? What do Samuel Adams, James Taylor, Benjamin Franklin, and Taylor Schilling have in common? Are “Tonics” and “Whoopie Pies” available at most “Spas”? What do the colored lights on top of the old Hancock signal?