Nothin But Blue Skies

Nothin But Blue Skies

Nothin But Blue Skies

The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region became the “arsenal of democracy”-the greatest manufacturing center in the world-in the years during and after World War II thanks to natural advantages and a welcoming culture. Decades of unprecedented prosperity followed, memorably punctuated by riots, strikes, burning rivers, and oil embargoes. A vibrant, quintessentially American character bloomed in the region's cities, suburbs, and backwaters. But the innovation and industry that defined the Rust Belt also helped to hasten its demise. An air conditioner invented in Upstate New York transformed the South from a sweaty backwoods to a nonunionized industrial competitor. Japan and Germany recovered from their defeat to build fuel-efficient cars in the stagnant 1970s. The tentpole factories that paid workers so well also filled the air with soot, and poisoned waters and soil. The jobs drifted elsewhere, and many of the people soon followed suit. Nothin' but Blue Skies tells the story of how the country's industrial heartland grew, boomed, bottomed, and hopes to be reborn. Through a propulsive blend of storytelling and reportage, celebrated writer Edward McClelland delivers the rise, fall, and revival of the Rust Belt and its people.

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Genre : History
Author : Edward McClelland
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2013-05-21
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781608195459


Nothing But Blue Sky

Nothing But Blue Sky

Is there such a thing as a perfect marriage? David thought so. But when his wife Mary Rose dies suddenly he has to think again. In reliving their twenty years together David sees that the ground beneath them had shifted and he simply hadn't noticed. Or had chosen not to. Figuring out who Mary Rose really was and the secrets that she kept - some of these hidden in plain sight - makes David wonder if he really knew her. Did he even know himself? Nothing But Blue Sky is a precise and tender story of love in marriage - a gripping examination of what binds couples together and of what keeps them apart. 'What a beautiful novel ... elegant, understated, subtly powerful, and rings so perfectly true that it is easy to forget that this is a work of fiction. There are particular moments that keep occurring to me unbidden at the oddest times - beautiful, poignant moments, drawn with such quiet power. And that quiet power is alive and at work on every page' Donal Ryan 'Gentle and triumphant, MacMahon offers us a novel steeped in beautiful prose and poignant tenderness' Anne Griffin, author of When All Is Said

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Author : Kathleen MacMahon
Publisher :
Release : 2020-05-07
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 1844884759


Nothing But Blue Skies

Nothing But Blue Skies

There are many reasons why British summers are either non-existent or, alternatively, held on a Thursday. Many of these reasons are either scientific, mad, or both-but all of them are wrong, especially the scientific ones. The real reason why it rains perpetually from January 1st to December 31st is, of course, irritable Chinese Water Dragons. Karen is one such legendary creature. Ancient, noble, nearly indestructible and, for a number of wildly improbable reasons, working as a real estate agent, Karen is irritable quite a lot of the time. But now things have changed, and Karen's no longer irritable. She's furious.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Tom Holt
Publisher : Orbit
Release : 2012-09-04
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780316233361


Blue Sky Kingdom

Blue Sky Kingdom

One morning at breakfast, while gawking at his phone and feeling increasingly disconnected from family and everything else of importance in his world, it strikes writer Bruce Kirkby: this isn’t how he wants to live. Within days, plans begin to take shape. Bruce, his wife Christine, and their two children—seven-year-old Bodi and three-year-old Taj—will cross the Pacific by container ship, then travel onward through South Korea, China, India and Nepal aboard bus, riverboat and train, eventually traversing the Himalaya by foot. Their destination: a thousand-year-old Buddhist monastery in the remote Zanskar valley, one of the last places where Tibetan Buddhism is still practised freely in its original setting. Taken into the mud-brick home of a senior lama, Tsering Wangyal, the family spends the summer absorbed by monastery life. In this refuge, where ancient traditions intersect with the modern world, Bruce discovers ways to slow down, to observe and listen, and ultimately, to better understand his son on the autism spectrum—to surrender all expectations and connect with Bodi exactly as he is. Recounted with wit and humility, Blue Sky Kingdom is an engaging travel memoir as well as a thoughtful exploration of modern distraction, the loss of ancient wisdom, and the challenges and rewards of intercultural friendships.

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Genre : Travel
Author : Bruce Kirkby
Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre
Release : 2020-08-29
Total Pages : 315 Pages
ISBN : 9781771622707


Midnight In Vehicle City

Midnight In Vehicle City

"The story of the forty-four-day Flint Sit Down Strike of 1936-37, which led to the recognition of the United Auto Workers, the union whose wages and benefits set the standard for the 20th Century American middle class"--

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Genre : History
Author : Edward McClelland
Publisher :
Release : 2021-02-02
Total Pages : 232 Pages
ISBN : 9780807039670


The Daily Coyote

The Daily Coyote

Developed from her tremendously popular blog, this book offers the inspiring and beautifully illustrated account of the author's experiences raising an orphaned coyote as a beloved pet. Full-color photographs throughout.

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Genre : Nature
Author : Shreve Stockton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 287 Pages
ISBN : 9781416592181


Truth And Consequences

Truth And Consequences

In December 2008, the world watched as master financier Bernard L. Madoff was taken away from his posh Manhattan apartment in handcuffs, accused of swindling thousands of innocent victims-including friends and family-out of billions of dollars in the world's largest Ponzi scheme. Madoff went to jail; he will spend the rest of his life there. But what happened to his devoted wife and sons? The people closest to him, the public reasoned, must have known the truth behind his astounding success. Had they been tricked, too? With unprecedented access to the surviving family members-wife Ruth, son Andrew and his fiancée Catherine Hooper-journalist Laurie Sandell reveals the personal details behind the headlines. How did Andrew and Mark, the sons who'd spent their lives believing in and building their own families around their father's business first learn of the massive deception? How does a wife, who adored her husband since they were teenagers, begin to understand the ramifications of his actions? The Madoffs were a tight-knit-even claustrophobic-clan, sticking together through marriages, divorces, and illnesses. But the pressures of enduring the massive scandal push them to their breaking points, most of all son Mark, whose suicide is one of the many tragedies that grew in the wake of the scandal. Muzzled by lawyers, vilified by the media and roundly condemned by the public, the Madoffs have chosen to keep their silence-until now. Ultimately, theirs is one of the most riveting stories of our time: a modern-day Greek tragedy about money, power, lies, family, truth and consequences.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Laurie Sandell
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2011-10-31
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780316198929


Rust

Rust

An environmental journalist traces the historical war against rust, revealing how rust-related damage costs more than all other natural disasters combined and how it is combated by industrial workers, the government, universities and everyday people.

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Genre : Science
Author : Jonathan Waldman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-03-10
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781451691597


The Joy Of Giving Volume 2 America S Theology Of What Works For Me Faith

The Joy Of Giving Volume 2 America S Theology Of What Works For Me Faith

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Author : Philip Ellerbrock
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release :
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9780557546831


The Good Drone

The Good Drone

How small-scale drones, satellites, kites, and balloons are used by social movements for the greater good. Drones are famous for doing bad things: weaponized, they implement remote-control war; used for surveillance, they threaten civil liberties and violate privacy. In The Good Drone, Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick examines a different range of uses: the deployment of drones for the greater good. Choi-Fitzpatrick analyzes the way small-scale drones--as well as satellites, kites, and balloons--are used for a great many things, including documenting human rights abuses, estimating demonstration crowd size, supporting anti-poaching advocacy, and advancing climate change research. In fact, he finds, small drones are used disproportionately for good; nonviolent prosocial uses predominate.

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Genre : Technology & Engineering
Author : Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2020-07-28
Total Pages : 324 Pages
ISBN : 9780262358460