The Unfortunate Endeavours of Charles Henry Brown

Aeronaut 1827-1870

Author: Terence FitzSimons

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften


Category: Aeronautics

Page: 237

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This is the biography of a pioneer aeronaut, Charles Henry Brown, whose life-long obsession with aerostation took him from his native Great Britain to Australia and India. The story of his quest for recognition is deeply researched, while being told in an anti-generic mode - imagined dialogue, play scripts and speculative interventions. To date Brown's story has not been told in any great detail, and in the few instances where his achievements have been noted the records are marred by inaccuracies. While the story is "prima facie" an historical biography it also highlights the travail and frustrations faced by the early aviation pioneers - in an age of innovation and advancement they were viewed by many in the scientific community, and the general public, as being no more than providers of novelty entertainment. Brown never accepted this role and had a greater vision of the future of aviation. Brown's story also reflects the many interesting, and to us, peculiar aspects of contemporary Victorian society.

Charles H. Thompson

Policy Entrepreneur of the Civil Rights Movement,1932-1954

Author: Louis Ray

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 201

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During the era of segregation, the Journal of Negro Education published research vital to overturning racial segregation as public policy. Charles Thompson s editorials inspired and mobilized activists, slowly molding public support for human rights. A major player for the NAACP, Thompson chronicles the highs and lows of the civil rights struggle."

Paradise Plundered

Fiscal Crisis and Governance Failures in San Diego

Author: Steven P. Erie

Publisher: Stanford University Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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The early 21st century has not been kind to California's reputation for good government. But the Golden State's governance flaws reflect worrisome national trends with origins in the 1970s and 1980s. Growing voter distrust with government, a demand for services but not taxes to pay for them, a sharp decline in enlightened leadership and effective civic watchdogs, and dysfunctional political institutions have all contributed to the current governance malaise. Until recently, San Diego, California—America's 8th largest city—seemed immune to such systematic governance disorders. This sunny beach town entered the 1990s proclaiming to be "America's Finest City," but in a few short years its reputation went from "Futureville" to "Enron-by-the-Sea." In this eye-opening and telling narrative, Steven P. Erie, Vladimir Kogan, and Scott A. MacKenzie mix policy analysis, political theory, and history to explore and explain the unintended but largely predictable failures of governance in San Diego. Using untapped primary sources—interviews with key decision makers and public documents—and benchmarking San Diego with other leading California cities, Paradise Plundered examines critical dimensions of San Diego's governance failure: a multi-billion dollar pension deficit; a chronic budget deficit; inadequate city services and infrastructure; grandiose planning initiatives divorced from dire fiscal realities; an insulated downtown redevelopment program plagued by poorly-crafted public-private partnerships; and, for the metropolitan region, inadequate airport and port facilities, a severe underinvestment in firefighting capacity despite destructive wildfires, and heightened Mexican border security concerns. Far from a sunny story of paradise and prosperity, this account takes stock of an important but understudied city, its failed civic leadership, and poorly performing institutions, policymaking, and planning. Though the extent of these failures may place San Diego in a league of its own, other cities are experiencing similar challenges and political changes. As such, this tale of civic woe offers valuable lessons for urban scholars, practitioners, and general readers concerned about the future of their own cities.

Primate Communication

Author: Charles T. Snowdon

Publisher: CUP Archive


Category: Psychology

Page: 444

View: 932

To Amend Section 2 of the Clayton Act

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Eighty-fifth Congress, First Session, Pursuant to S. Res. 57, on S. 11, a Bill to Amend the Robinson-Patman Act with Reference to Equality of Opportunity, and S. 1211, to Define the Application of the Clatyon and Federal Trade Commission Acts to Certain Pricing Practices ....

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary



Category: Price discrimination

Page: 1550

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Author: United States. Congress. Senate





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To Amend Section 2 of the Clayton Act

Hearings Before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly, Eighty-Fifth Congress, First Session

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly



Category: Antitrust law


View: 412

Considers legislation to revise antitrust laws to permit price reductions to meet competitor prices unless competition is thereby lessened. Legislation was proposed in response to Supreme Court rulings in "Standard Oil Company of Indiana v F.T.C" and "Balian Ice Cream Co. v Arden Farms Co.".

The Diplomacy of Trade and Investment

American Economic Expansion in the Hemisphere, 1865-1900

Author: David M. Pletcher

Publisher: University of Missouri Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 458

View: 961

Based on a thorough examination of government documents, congressional debates and reports, private papers of government and business leaders, and newspapers, David M. Pletcher begins this monumental study with a comprehensive survey of U.S. trade following the Civil War. He goes on to outline the problems of building a coherent trade policy toward Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. The study concludes by analyzing a series of abortive trade reform efforts and examining the effects of the Spanish-American War. Pletcher rejects the long-held belief that American business and government engaged in a deliberate, consistent drive for economic hegemony in the hemisphere during the late 18OOs. Instead he finds that the American government improvised and experimented with ways to further trade expansion.

Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey



Category: Libraries

Page: 1104

View: 982

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.