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The Historic Core Of Los Angeles

Author : Curtis C. Roseman
ISBN : 9781439614334
Genre : Photography
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In the early 20th century, there was no better example of a classic American downtown than Los Angeles. Since World War II, Los Angeles's Historic Core has been "passively preserved," with most of its historic buildings left intact. Recent renovations of the area for residential use and the construction of Disney Hall and the Staples Center are shining a new spotlight on its many pre-1930s Beaux Arts, Art Deco, and Spanish Baroque buildings.

World Without Mind

Author : Franklin Foer
ISBN : 9781101981115
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Elegantly tracing the intellectual history of computer science, Foer puts the DNA of the very idea of "tech" under the microscope. Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon, he argues, are breaking laws intended protect intellectual property and privacy. This is not the path towards freedom and prosperity, but the total automation and homogenization of our social, political, and intellectual lives. Today's corporate giants want access to every facet of our identities and influence over every corner of our lives. Foer both indicts these companies, and shapes a path towards reining them in.

Los Angeles Railway Yellow Cars

Author : Jim Walker
ISBN : 0738547913
Genre : History
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Local rail-borne transit in Los Angeles began with horsecars in 1874, evolving with cable-powered and later electric-powered passenger vehicles. "Yellow Cars" describes the principal local transit system in and around Los Angeles in the first half of the 20th century. The canary-colored local streetcars formed the inner-neighborhood lines between a vast rail network of main lines known as the "interurban" system, primarily the Pacific Electric Railway "Red Cars," which spiderwebbed throughout Los Angeles County and into Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Rail tycoon Henry Edwards Huntington consolidated several independent lines into this great interurban empire. He sold it in 1910 to the Southern Pacific Railroad, keeping the Los Angeles Railway Yellow Cars. These evocative photographs illustrate travel during decades of change, progress, economic setbacks, war, and postwar retrenchment, when streetcar service was taken over by bus lines.


Author : Jack Fujimoto
ISBN : 0738547972
Genre : History
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A 1.48-square-mile piece of unincorporated Los Angeles County when it was annexed by the City of Los Angeles in 1922, tiny Sawtelle has lived very large in the hearts and minds of Japanese Americans. Their homes, livelihoods, religions, businesses, language, and other ethnocentric and social involvements are rooted in the area, with the Japanese Institute of Sawtelle as the cultural nexus. Bisected by Sawtelle Boulevard, this particular Japantown flourished through a close-knit network of immigrants who were denied citizenship until 1952 and were excluded by law from land ownership. Only through second-generation, American-born children could they buy real property. These vintage images--collected from local families, businesses, and organizations--provide rare glimpses into the Japanese immigrant experience in Los Angeles.

Kult Rna Revol Cia Laca Novomesk Ho

Author : Lukáš Perný
ISBN : 9788097255800
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Monografia s názvom Kultúrna revolúcia Laca Novomeského s podtitulom Ladislav Novomeský o kultúre, umení a politike skúma dielo slovenského básnika, politika, novinára, kritika, komunistického intelektuála, spoluzakladateľa skupiny DAV a povereníka pre školstvo a osvetu (1945-1950) Ladislava Novomeského. Cieľom práce bolo ucelene opísať Novomeského koncept spoločenského rozmeru kultúry, vzdelávania, vedy, náboženstva a umenia v socializme a zachytiť ako sa vyvíjali a formovali jeho postoje ku kultúre. A to z rôznych hľadísk – filozofického, politického i estetického. Iným delením je hľadanie súvislostí v štyroch dimenziách - internacionálnom, slovanskom, československom a národnom - slovenskom. Integrálnym doplnkom je prehľad jeho postojov a interpretácie historických a súdobých osobností svetovej i domácej kultúry. V textoch sa premieta aj historický kontext Novomeského pôsobenia od 20. do 70. rokov 20. storočia a celá kapitola venovaná praktickému pôsobeniu v úlohe povereníka (1945-1950). Monography Ladislav Novomesky's cultural revolution. Ladislav Novomesky about culture, art and politics deals with the topic of culture in works of Slovak poet, journalist, cultural critic, communist intellectual, co-founder of the DAV and the commissioner for education and culture in the years 1945-1950, Ladislav Novomeský. The aim of the work completes Novomeský cultural concept of socialistic education, science, religion and art by the published texts and speeches. This work mappes the geopolitical, cultural and political concept in international, Slavic, Czecho-Slovak and national Slovak relationships. Research include author's knowledge of the history and personalities present of world and national culture.

Paul Simon

Author : Robert Hilburn
ISBN : 9781501112140
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A publishing event from music legend Paul Simon: an intimate, candid, and definitive biography written with Simon’s full participation—but without his editorial control—by acclaimed biographer and music writer Robert Hilburn. For more than fifty years, Paul Simon has spoken to us in songs about alienation, doubt, resilience, and empathy in ways that have established him as one of the most beloved artists in American pop music history. Songs like “The Sound of Silence,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Still Crazy After All These Years,” and “Graceland” have moved beyond the sales charts and into our cultural consciousness. But Simon is a deeply private person who has resisted speaking to us outside of his music. He has said he will not write an autobiography or memoir, and he has refused to talk to previous biographers. Finally, Simon has opened up—for more than one hundred hours of interviews—to Robert Hilburn, whose biography of Johnny Cash was named by Michiko Kakutani of the New York Times as one of her ten favorite books of 2013. The result is a landmark book that will take its place as the defining biography of one of America’s greatest artists. It begins in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, where, raised by a bandleader father and schoolteacher mother, Simon grew up with the twin passions of baseball and music. The latter took over at age twelve when he and schoolboy chum Art Garfunkel became infatuated with the alluring harmonies of doo-wop. Together, they became international icons, and then Simon went on to even greater artistic heights on his own. But beneath the surface of his storied five-decade career is a roller coaster of tumultuous personal and professional ups and downs. From his remarkable early success with Garfunkel to their painfully acrimonious split; from his massive early hits as a solo artist to the wrenching commercial failures of One-Trick Pony and Hearts and Bones; from the historic comeback success of Graceland and The Rhythm of the Saints to the star-crossed foray into theater with The Capeman and a late-career creative resurgence—his is a musical life unlike any other. Over the past three years, Hilburn has conducted in-depth interviews with scores of Paul Simon’s friends, family, colleagues, and others—including ex-wives Carrie Fisher and Peggy Harper, who spoke for the first time—and even penetrated the inner circle of Simon’s long-reclusive muse, Kathy Chitty. The result is a deeply human account of the challenges and sacrifices of a life in music at the highest level. In the process, Hilburn documents Simon’s search for artistry and his constant struggle to protect that artistry against distractions—fame, marriage, divorce, drugs, record company interference, rejection, and insecurity—that have derailed so many great pop figures. Paul Simon is an intimate and inspiring narrative that helps us finally understand Paul Simon the person and the artist. “With train-wreck moments and tender interludes alike, it delivers a sharply detailed Kodachrome of a brilliant musician” (Kirkus Reviews).

Mae Among The Stars

Author : Roda Ahmed
ISBN : 0062651730
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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An Amazon Best Book of the Month A beautiful picture book for sharing, inspired by the life of the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison. A great classroom and bedtime read-aloud, Mae Among the Stars is the perfect book for young readers who have big dreams and even bigger hearts! When Little Mae was a child, she dreamed of dancing in space. She imagined herself surrounded by billions of stars, floating, gliding, and discovering. She wanted to be an astronaut. Her mom told her, "If you believe it, and work hard for it, anything is possible.” Little Mae’s curiosity, intelligence, and determination, matched with her parents' encouraging words, paved the way for her incredible success at NASA as the first African American woman to travel in space. This book will inspire other young girls to reach for the stars, to aspire for the impossible, and to persist with childlike imagination.

Los Angeles S Chester Place

Author : Don Sloper
ISBN : 0738546879
Genre : History
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Hidden behind massive 120-year-old gates a few blocks south of downtown Los Angeles is Chester Place, the oldest gated community in the city. Created as an enclave of the wealthy and powerful in 1899, the remarkably intact stately mansions of this historic neighborhood were once home to the movers and shakers of politics, industry, and entertainment. Beside century-old palm trees, the former mansion of oil-industry pioneer Edward Doheny stands as the centerpiece of the neighborhood at No. 8 Chester Place, which was purchased in 1901. His family dominated the neighborhood for the next 57 years. Located side by side with St. James Park in what is today called the West Adams District at the northern extents of University Park, containing the University of Southern California, Chester Place has been home to the campus of Mount St. Mary's College for a generation.

L A City Limits

Author : Josh Sides
ISBN : 9780520248304
Genre : History
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A lively history of modern black Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the present.

Laca Majifijica

Author : Eustaquio Castro C.
ISBN : 9977672180
Genre : Guatuso Indians
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