How Maine Changed the World

Author: Nancy Griffin

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 1608936325

Category: History

Page: 136

View: 2024

As Down East Books celebrates 50 years of great book publishing, it seems appropriate to reflect upon the contributions Maine has made that have had significant cultural and historical impacts on both the United States and the World. Did you know that the caterpillar tread, common on bulldozers and tanks, originated from the design of Lombard’s steam log hauler; or that the dry plate photographic process was created by the Stanley brothers, who also invented a speed-record setting steam powered car and whose sister, Chansonetta, was a well-known photographer in her own right? Maxim’s machine gun forever changed the practice of warfare. The humble peavey is a simple tool well-known to any forester or lumberjack. The ubiquitous lobster boat, the microwave oven, earmuffs, and Monopoly—all came from the minds of Mainers. This book is a celebration of Maine’s creative ingenuity—from the very large, such as Portland Head Light and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge to the very small, such as the toothpick and the Bean boot.

Out of Old Maine Kitchens

Author: Nancy Griffin

Publisher: Macintyrepurcell Publishing, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781772760842

Category: Cooking

Page: 180

View: 1093

Out of Old Maine Kitchens tells the story of the state's early inhabitants through the foods they prepared. Feast on dozens of photographs, more than 80 recipes and countless recollections. From the campfires of the rugged explorers and the outdoor kitchens of the early settlers, to the bread ovens of the immigrants who set down roots in the state, Maine residents of all stripes have contributed to a rich culinary heritage. They bring to the table a delectable spread of culturally diverse dishes, adapted to the local landscape and influenced by a determination to survive, and then thrive, on food from the forest, rivers, lakes, and rocky soil. The tastes and aromas of those early kitchens come to life on pages filled with memories, hand-written recipes, and colorful images from bygone days. Savour the stories, pictures, and flavors from Out of Old Maine Kitchens.

How Electricity Changed the World

Author: Bethany Bryan

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502641046

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 4443

Electricity was not the invention of one individual, but the work of many over generations, from civilizations around the world. This book comprehensively covers the invention of electricity, from the cultures that tried to harness the power of lightning over centuries to Benjamin Franklin's tests with a kite and a key, the industrialization of the lightbulb by Thomas Edison, and the use of electric power today. Through sidebars, fact boxes, and colorful photographs, this book highlights the key moments, positive and negatives impacts, and technological innovations relating to one of the most revolutionary technologies today.

The Quiet Revolutionaries

How the Grey Nuns Changed the Social Welfare Paradigm of Lewiston, Maine

Author: Susan Hudson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135519595

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 708

The book recognizes the achievements by a nineteenth-century community of women religious, the Grey Nuns of Lewiston, Maine. The founding of their hospital was significant in its time as the first hospital in that factory city; and is significant today if one desires a more accurate and inclusive history of women and healthcare in America. The fact that this community lived in a hostile, Protestant-dominated, industrial environment while submerged in a French-Canadian Catholic world of ethnicity, tradition and paternalism makes their accomplishments more compelling.

Maine 2000!

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Carole Marsh Books

ISBN: 0793387329

Category:

Page: N.A

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Der Ruf der Stille

Die Geschichte eines Mannes, der 27 Jahre in den Wäldern verschwand

Author: Michael Finkel

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641169240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 785

Sehnsucht nach Stille - wie Christopher Knight 27 Jahre in der Wildnis lebte. Im Sommer 1986 begibt sich Christopher Knight auf einen Roadtrip von Massachusetts nach Maine und verschwindet in den Wäldern. 27 Jahre lang bleibt er dort, abgeschieden von der Welt, ohne menschlichen Kontakt, bis er wegen Diebstahls gefasst wird: Er hatte Essen geklaut. In einem einfachen Zelt überlebte Knight die härtesten Winter, weil er klug wie ein Eichhörnchen Vorräte gebunkert und alles darauf ausgerichtet hatte, nicht zu erfrieren. In den nahegelegenen Ferienhäusern versorgte er sich mit Lebensmitteln, Kleidung und Büchern und verstörte als unheimliches Phantom die Bewohner von North Pond. Der Journalist Michael Finkel hat das außergewöhnliche Leben des Chris Knight dokumentiert. Entstanden ist eine fesselnde Story, die den fundamentalen Fragen über ein gutes Leben nachgeht und das tief bewegende Porträt eines Mannes hinterlässt, der sich seinen Traum erfüllte: ein Leben in absoluter Stille.

Sommer in Maine

Roman

Author: J. Courtney Sullivan

Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag

ISBN: 3552062181

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 6957

Ein Sommer in Maine, vier Frauen und ihre Abgründe: Alice, die oft streng und unnahbar wirkt, würde alles dafür geben, eine einzige tragische Nacht in ihrem Leben ungeschehen zu machen, aber auch Tochter Kathleen, Enkelin Maggie und die scheinbar so perfekte Schwiegertochter Ann Marie, die am liebsten Puppenhäuser bastelt, haben panische Angst davor, dass ihre dunklen Geheimnisse ans Licht kommen könnten. Doch die Wogen gehen hoch zwischen den ungleichen Frauen, und die Fassaden bröckeln ... Eine meisterhaft erzählte Familiengeschichte in der Tradition der großen amerikanischen Romanciers.

Wide-Open World

How Volunteering Around the Globe Changed One Family's Lives Forever

Author: John Marshall

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345549651

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 1534

For readers of Three Cups of Tea; Eat, Pray, Love; and Wild comes the inspiring story of an ordinary American family that embarks on an extraordinary journey. Wide-Open World follows the Marshall family as they volunteer their way around the globe, living in a monkey sanctuary in Costa Rica, teaching English in rural Thailand, and caring for orphans in India. There’s a name for this kind of endeavor—voluntourism—and it might just be the future of travel. Oppressive heat, grueling bus rides, backbreaking work, and one vicious spider monkey . . . Best family vacation ever! John Marshall needed a change. His twenty-year marriage was falling apart, his seventeen-year-old son was about to leave home, and his fourteen-year-old daughter was lost in cyberspace. Desperate to get out of a rut and reconnect with his family, John dreamed of a trip around the world, a chance to leave behind, if only just for a while, routines and responsibilities. He didn’t have the money for resorts or luxury tours, but he did have an idea that would make traveling the globe more affordable and more meaningful than he’d ever imagined: The family would volunteer their time and energy to others in far-flung locales. Wide-Open World is the inspiring true story of the six months that changed the Marshall family forever. Once they’d made the pivotal decision to go, John and his wife, Traca, quit their jobs, pulled their kids out of school, and embarked on a journey that would take them far off the beaten path, and far out of their comfort zones. Here is the totally engaging, bluntly honest chronicle of the Marshalls’ life-altering adventure from Central America to East Asia. It was no fairy tale. The trip offered little rest, even less relaxation, and virtually no certainty of what was to come. But it did give the Marshalls something far more valuable: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to conquer personal fears, strengthen family bonds, and find their true selves by helping those in need. In the end, as John discovered, he and his family did not change the world. It was the world that changed them. Praise for Wide-Open World “Marshall’s use of rich details locates readers firmly in each time and place, enabling them to sense the adventure, wonder and joy he experienced in his surroundings and in watching his children grow into hardworking, more responsible teens, as well as the frustrations and disappointments he and his family inevitably encountered along the way. A great armchair adventure that should inspire others to consider voluntourism as a way to help others and see the world.”—Kirkus Reviews “Each new location combines beautiful scenery with a dose of sentiment, a good deal of humor, and some heartfelt consideration of the human condition. . . . His philosophy may not fit everyone and the ending is bittersweet, but this is an enticing call to service.”—Publishers Weekly “Wide-Open World is an adventure made up of countless small moments of human connection. It’s an armchair travelogue that may well inspire you to do good off the beaten path.”—BookPage “For anyone who has ever imagined what it would be like to pack up, unplug, pull the kids out of school, and travel around the world, this volunteer adventure is your ticket. Wide-Open World will move, engage, and inspire you, even if you never leave the couch.”—Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train From the Hardcover edition.

Mightier than the Sword

How the News Media Have Shaped American History

Author: Rodger Streitmatter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0813349877

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 6310

In this engaging examination of the media's influence on US history and politics, Rodger Streitmatter visits sixteen landmark episodes, from the American Revolution to the present-day fight for gay and lesbian marriage equality. In each of these cases, Streitmatter succinctly illustrates the enormous role that journalism has played in not merely recording this nation's history but also in actively shaping it. Mightier than the Sword offers students and professors a highly readable and accessible alternative to journalism history textbooks. Instead of trying to document every detail in the development of US media through dry, dull lists of names, dates, and headlines, this book focuses on sixteen discrete episodes that illustrate a point that is much larger than the sum of their parts: media have played and continue to play an enormous role in shaping this nation. The fourth edition features an entirely new chapter on the way US media have championed various gay and lesbian rights initiatives, from the 2003 Lawrence vs. Texas sodomy case through the June 2013 Supreme Court decision striking down DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act). Balancing criticism and celebration of news media and exploring both print and electronic platforms, Mightier than the Sword provides students with a sense of the power and responsibility inherent in the institution of journalism.

Studies in the Land

The Northeast Corner

Author: David Clayton Smith

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415932103

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 7281

Drawing on primary documents such as farmer's diaries, small rural papers of the 19th century, and the publications of state agricultural societies, this provocative study presents an intelligent overview into the driving forces of that shaped American history in the Northeast.

Libellenschwestern

Roman - Der New-York-Times-Bestseller

Author: Lisa Wingate

Publisher: Limes Verlag

ISBN: 3641196167

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 7384

»Lisa Wingates ergreifender Roman basiert auf verbrecherischen Adoptionen in den USA bis 1950.« (FÜR SIE) Der Dauer-New-York-Times-Bestseller, von den Goodreads-Lesern zum besten historischen Roman 2017 gewählt! Ein bewegender Roman über das kraftvolle Band, das Geschwister verbindet, über verborgene Geheimnisse und ihre heilende Wirkung, wenn man sie endlich lüften darf ... Ihre Geschichte beginnt an einem schwül-heißen Sommerabend im Jahr 1939, doch erst über 70 Jahre später wird sie erzählt werden können — aber davon weiß Avery Stafford noch nichts. Für sie hat das Leben keine Geheimnisse. Bis sie eines Tages auf die 90-jährige May Crandall trifft. Die Fremde erkennt ihr Libellenarmband, ein Familienerbstück, und sie besitzt ein Foto von ihrer Großmutter. Was hat May mit ihrer Familie zu tun? Avery stößt schon bald auf ein unglaubliches Geheimnis, das sie zurück in ein dunkles Kapitel ihrer Familiengeschichte führt ... Memphis, Tennessee, 1939: Die zwölfjährige Rill Foss und ihre vier Geschwister leben mit ihren Eltern in einem Hausboot auf dem Mississippi. Als die Kinder eines Tages allein sind, werden sie von angeblichen Beamten in ein Waisenaus gebracht. Rill hat ihren Eltern versprochen, auf ihre Geschwister aufzupassen. Ein Versprechen, das sie auf keinen Fall brechen will, aber es wird ihr alles abverlangen, vielleicht mehr als sie geben kann ... Ein zutiefst bewegender Roman, inspiriert von einer wahren Geschichte.

Wie The Secret mein Leben veränderte

Echte Menschen. Wahre Geschichten.

Author: Rhonda Byrne

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 3641201349

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 1034

Wundervolle Erfolgsgeschichten vom Gesetz der Anziehung. Seit zehn Jahren begeistert Rhonda Byrne mit »The Secret« Millionen von Lesern. Das Buch gilt als moderner Klassiker der spirituellen Literatur, das zahllosen Menschen Erfolg, Erfüllung und Glück gebracht hat. »Wie The Secret mein Leben veränderte« versammelt authentische, herzerwärmende und motivierende Geschichten aus dem wahren Leben, die zeigen, wie »The Secret« den Alltag ganz normaler Menschen zum Positiven gewandelt hat. Ob Beziehungen, Gesundheit, Liebe, Familie oder Karriere – die Geschichten zeigen immer wieder aufs Neue, dass die Lehren aus »The Secret« in verschiedensten Lebensbereichen zu wahrer Erfüllung führen und die Existenz auf faszinierende Weise in etwas Wunderbares und Großartiges transformieren können. Jeder Mensch ist befähigt, das Leben seiner Träume zu leben! Lass auch du dich inspirieren!

Alibis of Empire

Henry Maine and the Ends of Liberal Imperialism

Author: Karuna Mantena

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400835070

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 2401

Alibis of Empire presents a novel account of the origins, substance, and afterlife of late imperial ideology. Karuna Mantena challenges the idea that Victorian empire was primarily legitimated by liberal notions of progress and civilization. In fact, as the British Empire gained its farthest reach, its ideology was being dramatically transformed by a self-conscious rejection of the liberal model. The collapse of liberal imperialism enabled a new culturalism that stressed the dangers and difficulties of trying to "civilize" native peoples. And, hand in hand with this shift in thinking was a shift in practice toward models of indirect rule. As Mantena shows, the work of Victorian legal scholar Henry Maine was at the center of these momentous changes. Alibis of Empire examines how Maine's sociotheoretic model of "traditional" society laid the groundwork for the culturalist logic of late empire. In charting the movement from liberal idealism, through culturalist explanation, to retroactive alibi within nineteenth-century British imperial ideology, Alibis of Empire unearths a striking and pervasive dynamic of modern empire.

Maine Jography

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780793398287

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1357

Maine Geography-Statistics say most kids know less geography than ever-don't let that apply to your students! Start by making sure kids know the main places & geographic features in their own state. Give them activities that pretend they are taking a cross-state bike tour, using free football game passes, jogging through the state, etc., & they'll find their way around in a hurry! Geography activities include info on counties, rivers, museums, historic places, sites of interest, colleges, bordering states, climate, topography, crops and more, all ready to reproduce! Approximately 30 activities and 200 geography related places and facts are covered. Students work alone or in groups and use maps, reference books or resource people to complete challenging riddles, matching games, word searches, fill-in lists, scavenger hunts, and completion exercises that reinforce learning, sharpen research skills, and provide a lively introduction to Maine.

Changing Maine, 1960-2010

Author: Jon Luoma,Richard E. Barringer

Publisher: Tilbury House Pub

ISBN: 9780884482642

Category: History

Page: 469

View: 3010

Published with the USM Muskie School This collection of essays by Maine s leading policy experts explores significant changes in Maine, challenges conventional thinking, and offers a new understanding of Maine and its place in the world."

Notes from a Maine Kitchen

Seasonally Inspired Recipes

Author: Kathy Gunst

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 0892729600

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 9233

There's nothing better than settling into a nice, warm, home-cooked meal at the kitchen table. Kathy Gunst takes us into her own kitchen, introducing us to the flavors of fresh, seasonal Maine ingredients prepared in simple and inspiring ways. With essays conveying the mood of each month, Gunst gives readers a sense of Maine food and life. She follows each essay with a handful of recipes incorporating the seasonal ingredient or theme.

Die Wahrheit über den Fall Harry Quebert

Roman

Author: Joël Dicker

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492963676

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 4431

Es ist der Aufmacher jeder Nachrichtensendung. Im Garten des hochangesehenen Schriftstellers Harry Quebert wurde eine Leiche entdeckt. Und in einer Ledertasche direkt daneben: das Originalmanuskript des Romans, mit dem er berühmt wurde. Als sich herausstellt, dass es sich bei der Leiche um die sterblichen Überreste der vor 33 Jahren verschollenen Nola handelt und Quebert auch noch zugibt, ein Verhältnis mit ihr gehabt zu haben, ist der Skandal perfekt. Quebert wird verhaftet und des Mordes angeklagt. Der einzige, der noch zu ihm hält, ist sein ehemaliger Schüler und Freund Marcus Goldman, inzwischen selbst ein erfolgreicher Schriftsteller. Überzeugt von der Unschuld seines Mentors - und auf der Suche nach einer Inspiration für seinen nächsten Roman - fährt Goldman nach Aurora und beginnt auf eigene Faust im Fall Nola zu ermitteln ...

Father Hunger

Fathers, Daughters, and the Pursuit of Thinness

Author: Margo Maine, Ph.D.

Publisher: Gurze Books

ISBN: 9780936077581

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 5537

"Father Hunger" is the emptiness experienced by women whose fathers were physically or emotionally absent—a void that leads to unrealistic body image, yo-yo dieting, food fears and disordered eating patterns. The term, which is now part of the psychology lexicon, originated with the first edition of this work in 1991. After having completed a decade's worth of further investigation, Dr. Maine has updated the information about men and their daughters in this second edition. She offers a new crash course on being a girl in today's culture, based on her expertise as a leading eating disorders prevention advocate. This edition describes the origins of father hunger and its effect on the family, with even more practical solutions to help fathers and daughters understand and improve their relationships. Also included is an expanded section for educators and therapists to help them more effectively prevent and treat the problems that occur between dads and daughters.