This collection features three of our most popular biographies: Washington, the stoic general with a soft spot for animals; Jefferson, the brilliant statesman who was a foodie at heart, and Lincoln, the absentminded lawyer whose compassionate caseload foretold his presidency. Beginning readers will learn about little-known, illuminating events in the earlier years of these extraordinary men and how, long before entering the White House, they lived lives filled with intelligence, courage, and kindness--the hallmarks of a great president.
What can Web 2.0 tools offer educators? Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging Web 2.0 technologies and their use in the classroom and in professional development. Topics include blogging as a natural tool for writing instruction, wikis and their role in project collaboration, podcasting as a useful means of presenting information and ideas, and how to use Web 2.0 tools for professional development. Also included are a discussion of Web 2.0 safety and security issues and a look toward the future of the Web 2.0 movement. Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools is essential reading for teachers, administrators, technology coordinators, and teacher educators.
Thomas Lillibridge (ca. 1662-1724) was born in England, and was living at Newport, Rhode Island, by 1699. He married twice and was the father of at least eleven children. He died at Richmond, Washington County, Rhode Island. His descendants, and those of his nephew, John Lillibridge (ca. 1705-ca. 1768), son of Thomas' brother, Edward Lillibridge, lived in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, and elsewhere. Descendants spell their name Lillibridge, Lillebridge, Lilliebridge, and Lillybridge.
Carol A. Garcia Longview, Texas Carol originally hails from Omro, Wisconsin. At present, she is a retired school teacher with the Kilgore Independent School District. She was an 8th grade Earth Science teacher at Maude Laird School, was then transferred to Kilgore High School where she taught World Geography to 9th graders. At present she is substituting for KISD. She is an active member of the church, and hobbies include gardening, knitting, cooking, baking, and occasional poetry writing. Carol has had poems published by The International Library of Poetry. Besides teaching, she was also a “nanny” to two doctor’s children. Her own children are grown and married and she’s a grandmother of two. Carol say’s “I write poetry for the enjoyment of the challenge.”
This memoir by the oral historian and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Good War is “a masterpiece about a life which itself is a sort of masterpiece” (Oliver Sacks). Chosen as a Best Book of the Year in 2007 by the Chicago Tribune, Publishers Weekly, and Playboy, Studs Terkel’s memoir Touch and Go is “history from a highly personal point of view, by one who has helped make it” (Kirkus Reviews). Terkel takes us through his childhood and into his early experiences—as a law student during the Depression, and later as an actor on both radio and the stage—offering a brilliant and often hilarious portrait of Chicago in the 1920s and ’30s. Describing his beginnings as a disc jockey after World War II, his involvement with progressive politics during the McCarthy era, as well as his career as an interviewer and oral historian, Touch and Go is a testament to Terkel’s “generosity of spirit, sense of social justice and commitment to capture on his ever present tape recorder the voices of those who otherwise would not be heard” (The New York Times Book Review). It is a brilliant lifetime achievement from the man the Washington Post has called “the most distinguished oral historian of our time.” “The master storyteller tells his own story, as no one else can, irresistibly.” —Garry Wills
This is the first collection of records the researcher should turn to in any genealogical investigation in the Buckeye State. Taking the place of pre-1820 census records, this work presents a county-by-county list of Ohio settlers and residents from about 1800 to 1825. Along with the 1801 tax list of the Virginia Military District, it contains the names of taxpayers listed in various county tax rolls, and it also contains lists of original proprietors and settlers (taken from other sources), names of holders of military warrants, voters' lists, householders' lists, occasional lists of Revolutionary soldiers, and lists of resident proprietors. The work is arranged by county, with multiple tax lists arranged chronologically thereunder, and there is at least one tax list given for each of the seventy-five counties covered, the combined lists naming about 50,000 taxpayers.
How did the United States, a nation known for protecting the "right to remain silent" become notorious for condoning and using controversial tactics like water boarding and extraordinary rendition to extract information? What forces determine the laws that define acceptable interrogation techniques and how do they shift so quickly from one extreme to another? In Confessions of Guilt, esteemed scholars George C. Thomas III and Richard A. Leo tell the story of how, over the centuries, the law of interrogation has moved from indifference about extreme force to concern over the slightest pressure, and back again. The history of interrogation in the Anglo-American world, they reveal, has been a swinging pendulum rather than a gradual continuum of violence. Exploring a realist explanation of this pattern, Thomas and Leo demonstrate that the law of interrogation and the process of its enforcement are both inherently unstable and highly dependent on the perceived levels of threat felt by a society. Laws react to fear, they argue, and none more so than those that govern the treatment of suspected criminals. From England of the late eighteenth century to America at the dawn of the twenty-first, Confessions of Guilt traces the disturbing yet fascinating history of interrogation practices, new and old, and the laws that govern them. Thomas and Leo expertly explain the social dynamics that underpin the continual transformation of interrogation law and practice and look critically forward to what their future might hold.
The inspiring idea for the vision of writing this book was to give you the reader a new complete resuscitation on the birth and history of America of which I believe. The author was born in the early days of the Depression, thus having been raised during WW II and spent his youth at the time of President Harry S. Truman, later President Dwight Eisenhower. Now through the eyes of an everyday older American who spent most of his life in the trucking industry whose goal was to build and acquire a small trucking business, having a piece of the proverbial pie. Meanwhile building a home and to live happily ever after. In the process, the author would read and above all observe the changes in America, from the earlier ones back during the Depression, where hard work was the key to achievement and “proud to be an American” was more than words in a song. As a result the author now is old, bold, and audacious enough to try and bring what he has read about, observed, and believed as the real America, from the first English colonies before these noble men of imposing stature. As George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, then fell upon inferior men as Abe Lincoln, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and the Bush dynasty, with many, many factors in between. This with all their underlings was for the author quite a vision of degeneration, from the once celebrated God-granted sovereignty for its citizens, We the People and the nation. The author hopes that God will somehow use this small effort to His glory.
GEORGIA BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY is the definitive biographical reference work on people that have contributed to the history of Georgia. Biographees were chosen from various vocations. Activists, artists, authors, athletes, educators, business leaders, entertainers, historians, inventors, journalists, military figures, musicians, politicians, philanthropists, religious leaders and many other vocations. The place index will make it easy to research people from any place in Georgia. The editorial content of the work is well balanced over all time periods, as well as gender and political affiliations. The work contains historical and contemporary figures Minority studies are of special interest in schools today. February is Black History Month and November is National American Indian Heritage Month. Biographies on Native Americans and African Americans are included in this reference work for research on minority studies. March is National Women's History Month and GEORGIA BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY includes biographies on hundreds of women from various vocations, ethnicity and time periods. This unique reference work contains hundreds of biographies along with illustrations. GEORGIA BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY will be used year round in the various studies on Georgia history, Black history, American Indian history and Women's history.