A Definitive History of the World's Most Famous Trainer
Author: Dan Hagedorn
Pubpsher: Specialty Press
North American's T-6: A Definitive History of the World's Most Famous Trainer is the book the world's extensive T-6 community has been waiting years to have. Author Dan Hagedorn, Curator for the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington, combines his professional documentation skills with rare access to valuable North American archival material to write the definitive book about one of the world's most beloved World War II aircraft. The T-6 served as an advanced trainer for military pilots from more than 80 nations around the world for several decades. In addition to highly detailed documentation of every T-6 variant used by both the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Navy, all foreign T-6s manufactured in America or exported overseas are listed by individual country as well. Of the nearly 16,000 T-6s built, many hundreds are still flying today as prized restored collectibles or airshow performers, giving this book a large potential readership.
This is the one collectors of big game hunting books have been waiting for! Records of North American Big Game is a one-of-a-kind big game records book that lives up to its longstanding reputation as "The Book" of native North American big game trophies. In its twelfth edition since the original book was published nearly seventy-five years ago, this latest edition has over 800-pages filled with valuable information for today''s hunters, outdoorsmen, and game managers. A total of thirty-eight different categories of North American big game are recognized and, as a testament to the success of today''s conservation and big game management efforts, a record-setting twelve new World''s Records are featured in this edition. Photographs and the stories behind these new World''s Records are included along with the photographs and stories about the other twenty-six World''s Records that the Club currently recognizes. New to this edition is a focus on showing as many of top-scoring trophies dating back to 1932 as possible. We''ve raided the Club''s records-keeping archives and found hundreds of photographs of top-scoring trophies that haven''t been published for decades. Before each category''s trophy list, readers will be delighted to view these photographs from history and track their individual measurements in the listings that follow. The Boone and Crockett Club has also put together an image-packed CD-ROM that includes desktop pictures featuring the top trophies, screen savers, downloadable score charts and more. Along with the detailed listing of over 22,000 trophies ranked by their all-time scores, this book also includes eight chapters by some of today''s most popular outdoor writers including Bob Robb, Gordon Whittington, Wayne Van Zwoll, and Jim Shockey. Hunters who pick up this book will enjoy reading about memorable hunting experiences, why and how antlers grow, along with chapters about the Sagamore Hill Award (the highest award given by B&C), the National Collection of Heads and Horns, and more. Records of North American Big Game is much more than a book of records-keeping statistics, it is a history book of big game animals in North America. Informative chapters, hunting stories, and hundreds of portrait and field photographs make this book an exceptional resource for hunters and sportsmen and provides hours of reading enjoyment.
A popular subject in sociology and cultural studies, divorce has until recently been overlooked by literary critics. Spanning nearly a century during which the divorce rate skyrocketed, Love American Style traces the treatment of divorce in the American novel. This book draws upon popular, sociological, political and architectural history to illustrate how divorce reflects conflicting ideologies and notions of American identity. Focusing primarily on work by William Dean Howells, Edith Wharton, Mary McCarthy and John Updike, Kimberly Freeman delineates a system of tropes particular to divorce in American novels, such as the association of divorce with the West and modernity, the dismantling of the home, and the disruption of the boundary between the public and the private. These tropes suggest a literary tradition of love, marriage and divorce that is central to twentieth century American fiction. Offering an explanation for both the treatment of divorce in the American novel as well as its predominance in American culture, this book should appeal to scholars of American literature and popular culture, or anyone interested in how divorce has become so 'American'.
America's past is full of politics as well as personal stories. That's why Conlin's THE AMERICAN PAST: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY teaches history the way it happened: real people with real stories. Through short narratives from political figures' lives, you'll discover how our nation grew from a colonial project to an international superpower. Along the way, you'll find the human dimension emphasized with the stories of men and women of different regional, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds described in colorful detail. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Release on 1999 | by Linda Jones Docherty,Montclair Art Museum,Montclair Art Museum Staff
The "American School" at the Universal Exposition
Author: Linda Jones Docherty,Montclair Art Museum,Montclair Art Museum Staff
"In essays by Diane P. Fischer, Linda J. Docherty, Robert W. Rydell, Gabriel P. Weisberg, and Gail Stavitsky, Paris 1900 examines the campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of State proving the existence of a distinct "American school" of art and refuting earlier French criticism that American art was primarily a reflection of French art. At this exposition, the McKinley administration's crusade emphasized paintings that exuded "American character," such as images of virile men, wholesome women, pristine landscapes, and technologically superior cities. Paintings by still-powerful American expatriates were also included: Exhibiting only native themes would have smacked of a provincialism inconsistent with the new outward-looking agenda of American foreign policy." "Featuring more than 140 color and black-and-white illustrations, Paris 1900 is the companion volume to a major exhibition of over 80 paintings, sculptures, and decorative art objects at The Montclair Art Museum, which will travel later to museums in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Columbus, Ohio; Madison, Wisconsin; and Paris, France."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Release on 2002-02-08 | by James S. Fralish,Scott B. Franklin
(Excluding Mexico and Subtropical Florida)
Author: James S. Fralish,Scott B. Franklin
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Thorough, detailed dendrological coverage of North American trees, shrubs, and vines This comprehensive field guide/procedural handbook provides extraordinarily detailed descriptions of trees, shrubs, and vines of North American forests. Written at a more detailed level than most field guides, it introduces basic taxonomic concepts and methods and explains the rationale behind taxonomic classification systems. Entries include Latin and common names for each species as well as physical descriptions at various levels of maturity and for different seasons. Also noted are regional and state distributions, soil conditions, cover types, shade tolerances, and common diseases and pests. This remarkably thorough and reliable reference includes: * Detailed descriptions of more than 800 species * Hundreds of additional varieties and cultivars * 550 exquisitely detailed line drawings of leaves, bark, fruit, and seeds * Broad coverage of commercial and noncommercial species * An emphasis on the silvical features of each species * A unique section on forest community ecology and cover types * The new North American Classification System Well-organized and practical, this authoritative guide is an immensely useful resource for foresters, wildlife and field biologists, naturalists, environmental scientists, and land managers.