Forgotten Heroes

Forgotten Heroes

Art TK HERBERT MITGANG Tammany Hall met its match in crusading idealist Judge Samuel Seabury, whose investigation into widespread corruption in New York City municipal governance from 1930 to 1933 drove Mayor Jimmy Walker from office ...

Author: Susan Ware

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684868721

Category: History

Page: 384

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The pages of the past are full of characters who remind us that history depends upon the great deeds of men and women, whether famous or humble. Where would America be without George Washington, or Daniel Boone, or Sojourner Truth, or Babe Ruth? Where would we be without so many characters who are less well remembered today? Historians and biographers regularly come across stories of little-known or forgotten heroes, and this book provides a chance to rescue some of the best of them. In Forgotten Heroes, thirty-five of the country's leading historians recount their favorite stories of underappreciated Americans. From Stephen Jay Gould on deaf baseball player Dummy Hoy; to William Leuchtenburg on the truth behind the legendary Johnny Appleseed; to Christine Stansell on Margaret Anderson, who published James Joyce's Ulysses; these portraits can be read equally for delight, instruction, and inspiration Taken together, however, the whole is much more than the sum of its parts. Every culture needs heroes who lead by example and uplift us all in the process. Too often lately, historians have been more intent on picking apart the reputations of previously revered Americans. At times it has seemed as if the academy were on the attack against much of its own culture, denying its past greatness while making heroes only of its dissidents and doubters. Yet as this collection vividly demonstrates, heroes come in many shapes and sizes, and we all gain when we remember and celebrate them. Forgotten Heroes includes nearly as many women as men, and nearly as many people from before 1900 as after. It expands the traditional definition of hero to encompass not only military figures and politicians who took risks for great causes, but also educators, religious leaders, reformers, labor leaders, publishers, athletes, and even a man who started a record company. Many of them were heroes of conscience -- men and women who insisted on doing the right thing, no matter how unpopular or risky, commanding respect even from those who disagreed. Some were famous in their day and have since been forgotten, or remembered only in caricature. Others were little-known even when alive -- yet they all deserve to be remembered today, especially at the gifted hands of the authors of this book.
Categories: History

New York Stories

New York Stories

The men on plinths reflect the city's various ethnic groups (Simon Bolívar, Columbus, the Polish king Jagiello), celebrate famous artists (Beethoven), notable New Yorkers (Alexander Hamilton), largely forgotten New Yorkers (the ...

Author: Constance Rosenblum

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814775721

Category: History

Page: 291

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A collection of the best essays and reportage from The New York Times City section over the past four years includes contributions from such literary luminaries as Phillip Lopate, Vivian Gornick, Thomas Beller, and Laura Shaine Cunningham, among others. Simultaneous.
Categories: History

Gone But Not Forgotten

Gone  But Not Forgotten

95441 James Deetz , In Small Things Forgotten ( New York : Doubleday , 1977 ) . A very readable introduction to the goals and methods of historical archaeology .

Author: Adrian Praetzellis


ISBN: UIUC:30112105160193

Category: California

Page: 51

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Categories: California

Transactions of the Hom opathic Medical Society of the State of New York

Transactions of the Hom  opathic Medical Society of the State of New York

E. H. PORTER : The work we have done in past years should not be forgotten . New York has taken the lead in the establishment of a satisfactory State Board of Examiners and a great deal that has been accomplished has been due to the ...

Author: Homoeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York


ISBN: UOM:39015074134456

Category: Homeopathy


View: 617

List of members in each vol.
Categories: Homeopathy

Forgotten Queens

Forgotten Queens

Forgotten Queens shows New York's largest borough between the years 1920 and 1950, when it was adorned with some of the finest model housing and planned communities anywhere in the country.

Author: Kevin Walsh and the Greater Astoria Historical Society

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467120654

Category: History

Page: 127

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In the early years of the 20th century, Queens County underwent an enormous transformation. The Queensboro Bridge of 1909 forever changed the landscape of this primarily rural area into the urban metropolis it is today. Forgotten Queens shows New York s largest borough between the years 1920 and 1950, when it was adorned with some of the finest model housing and planned communities anywhere in the country. Victorian mansions, cookie-cutter row houses, fishing shacks, and beachside bungalows all coexisted next to workplaces and commercial areas. Beckoning with the torch of the new century and a bright promise for those who dared to pioneer its urban wilderness, Queens flourished as a community. Through vintage photographs being seen by the public for the first time, the five wards of Queens are highlighted for their unique character and history."
Categories: History

Wicked Curve

Wicked Curve

New York Times, June 20, ¡930. “Alexanders Silent on Divorce Case. ... New York World-Telegram, Jan. 20, ¡939. “Alexander Surprises by Terms He Makes. ... “Alexander Turns 60 and Finds He Is Not Forgotten.” New York Herald Tribune, Feb.

Author: John C. Skipper

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786481781

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 244

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When in 1911 Phillies pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander set the National League record for wins by a rookie (28), it was a sign of things to come. Alexander went on to win 373 games over his 20–year career, the third highest total in major league history, and he would lead the league in ERA four times, shutouts seven times, complete games six times, and wins six times. But he also became a deeply troubled man. After the Shell-Shocked pitcher returned from World War I, he would battle alcoholism, epilepsy, and personal demons that damaged his reputation and proved disastrous for his life outside of baseball. This biography sheds new light on the pitcher and the man, focusing on Alexander’s personal life, especially his complex relationship with his wife, Aimee, as well as their marriages and divorces. His Hall of Fame career, wartime service, and long decline are also documented.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Annual Report

Annual Report

Teatro Alma Latina Camden , New Jersey For a street theater program for the Hispanic population in New Jersey . Theater for the Forgotten New York , New York For theater workshops in New York City and New Jersey correctional facilities ...

Author: National Endowment for the Arts


ISBN: UCLA:31158011745394

Category: Federal aid to the arts


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Reports for 1980-19 also include the Annual report of the National Council on the Arts.
Categories: Federal aid to the arts

The Archeology of New Hampshire

The Archeology of New Hampshire

Smithsonian Institution Press . DeCorse , Chris R. 1978–1979 . “ Analysis of Feature 6 at the Marshall Pottery Site . ” New Hampshire Archeologist 20 : 31-48 . Deetz , James . 1996. In Small Things Forgotten . New York : Anchor Books .

Author: David R. Starbuck

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584655623

Category: History

Page: 256

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A complete archeological guide to New Hampshire, from prehistoric times to the present
Categories: History

Beyond the Threshold

Beyond the Threshold

New York: Paragon House, 1992: MacKenzie, Andrew. ... Translated by M. Friedlander: New York: Hebrew Pub~ lishing, 1881: Makarem, Sami Nasib. The Druze Faith. ... Mead, G. R. S: Fragments of a Faith Forgotten. New York: University Books ...

Author: Christopher M. Moreman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742565524

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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In every culture throughout history, people have asked the same fundamental question about what will happen to them when they die. From the underworld to the light at the end of the tunnel, beliefs and experiences of death abound. And even though we cannot know for sure what happens to us after death, our understanding of the afterlife can have a profound impact on how we live. Beyond the Threshold is the first book to seriously examine the afterlife through the lens of both world religions and metaphysical experiences. Christopher M. Moreman includes an introduction to the afterlife beliefs of ancient cultures, which are essential to understanding the roots of many modern ideas about death. He examines the folklore and doctrines of major world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. He also discusses psychic phenomena across traditions, such as mediums, near-death and out-of-body experiences, and past-life memories. While ultimately the afterlife remains unknowable, Moreman's unique, in-depth exploration of both beliefs and experiences can help readers reach their own understanding of the afterlife and how to live. No other book in the field approaches the issue of the afterlife from so many angles, but Moreman weaves them skillfully together into an accessible and engaging book.
Categories: Religion