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Chicago S Bridges

Author: Nathan Holth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747813191
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The Chicago River divides America's Second City into the North and South Sides, and the bridges that span it are famous for their number and beauty. With the first constructed in 1832, it was only twelve years later that a moveable bridge appeared, and today Chicago is home to some sixty bridges in all, making it one of the most bridge-rich cities in the world. These bridges even today offer fascinating glimpses into Chicago's development from rough-and-tumble trading outpost to world-class city known for its architecture and culture, and this book traces the evolution of them all, from the original rising bascules to the splendidly designed twentieth-century structures that lend Chicago much of the grandeur for which it is known world-wide.

Chicago River Bridges

Author: Patrick T. McBriarty
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252097254
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Chicago River Bridgespresents the untold history and development of Chicago's iconic bridges, from the first wood footbridge built by a tavern owner in 1832 to the fantastic marvels of steel, concrete, and machinery of today. It is the story of Chicago as seen through its bridges, for it has been the bridges that proved critical in connecting and reconnecting the people, industry, and neighborhoods of a city that is constantly remaking itself. In this book, author Patrick T. McBriarty shows how generations of Chicagoans built (and rebuilt) the thriving city trisected by the Chicago River and linked by its many crossings. This comprehensive guidebook chronicles more than 175 bridges spanning 55 locations along the Main Channel, South Branch, and North Branch of the Chicago River. With new full-color photography of existing bridges and more than one hundred black and white images of bridges past, the book unearths the rich history of Chicago's downtown bridges from the Michigan Avenue Bridge to the often forgotten bridges that once connected thoroughfares such as Rush, Erie, Taylor, and Polk Streets. Throughout, McBriarty delivers new research into the bridges' architectural designs, engineering innovations, and their impact on Chicagoans' daily lives, explaining how the dominance of the "Chicago-style" bascule drawbridge influenced the style and mechanics of bridges worldwide. Interspersed throughout are the human dramas that played out on and around the bridges, such as the floods of 1849 and 1992, the cattle crossing collapse of the Rush Street Bridge, or Vincent "The Schemer" Drucci's Michigan Avenue Bridge jump. A confluence of Chicago history, urban design, and engineering lore, Chicago River Bridges illustrates Chicago's significant contribution to drawbridge innovation and the city's emergence as the drawbridge capital of the world.

Icsid Reports Volume 4

Author: R. Rayfuse
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521581363
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Reports of the World Bank Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes are presented for the first time in consolidated form.

Dear Mr President

Author: C. J. Laity
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692100646
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Seventy brave poets speak out, directly addressing the 45th President of the United States, come hell or high water, in a much needed attempt to put an end to the normalization of his childish behavior. This uncensored collection that will forever stand as an archive of these silly yet dangerous times covers a wide spectrum of themes and issues. From Sheila A. Donovan's blistering critique of the current administration called "Crazier Day by Day" to Lori Levy's earnest appeal for bipartisan cooperation entitled "Where Are The Purples?"--this anthology, appropriately called DEAR MR. PRESIDENT, proudly stands as an unrelenting documentation of these singular times, lest in the future we forget. These courageous poets speak directly to the President about gun violence, immigration, sexual harassment, racism, global warming, and, of course, his constant immature Tweeting, as well as the meaning of being "presidential". Never before in the history of America has an anthology of poetry been published that is so unabashedly critical of a sitting Commander in Chief. Dear Mr. President features some of the most talented, prolifically published and award winning poets living today, as well as several talented new voices coming onto the scene, including: Allen Smuckler, Amanda Layman, Beverly M. Collins, Bonnie J. Manion, Candace Armstrong, Caroline Johnson, Casey Derengowski, Charles Halsted, Curt Vevang, David Nekimken, Deborah Rosen, Dianalee Velie, Diane Kerr, Diane O'Neill, DJ Hill, Ed Werstein, Emma Alexandra, Gayle O'Key, Greg Harrell, Hazel Clayton Harrison, Jackie Chou, jacob erin-cilberto, James Merriner, Jennifer Dotson, JoAnne Blackwelder, Jocelyn Ajami, Joe Glaser, John J. Gordon, John Laue, Joseph Schlesinger, Judith MK Kaufman, Judy Swann, Karla Linn Merrifield, Kathy Lohrum Cotton, Kathy Lundy Derengowski, Laura Lee, Linda Kraus, Linda Leedy Schneider, Linda Wallin, Lori Levy, Lorraine Harrell, Lynn Veach Sadler, Margaret Dubay Mikus, Marjorie Rissman, Marjorie Skelly, Martina Robles Gallegos, Mary Langer Thompson, Michael P. Wright, Nancy Heggem, Nancy Lind, Nancy Shiffrin, Peggy Castro, Peter Rodenby, Radomir Vojtech Luza, Robin Chapman, S.M. Kozubek, Samuel Griffin, Sheila A Donovan, Sheila Elliott, Ted E. Recio, Thelma T. Reyna, Tim Callahan, Tobin Fraley, Tony Peyser, Tracie Renee Amirante Padal, Tricia Marcella Cimera, and Wilda W Morris. The poets have spoken. Are you wise enough to listen?

Steamboats On The Western Rivers

Author: Louis C. Hunter
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486157784
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Richly detailed definitive account covers every aspect of steamboat's development — from construction, equipment, and operation to races, collisions, rise of competition, and ultimate decline of steamboat transportation.

Who S Who In America

Author: John William Leonard
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Vols. 28-30 accompanied by separately published parts with title: Indices and necrology.