The Old Pike

Author: Thomas B. Searight
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 1331729637
Size: 15.52 MB
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Excerpt from The Old Pike: A History of the National Road, With Incidents, Accidents, and Anecdotes Thereon Old' volumes of classic lore, but an accurate and complete history of its inception, purpose, construction and development, with the inci dents, accidents and anecdotes, which of necessity were connected with it, seems never to have been written. This should not be said of the great National Road of the United States of America. The Appian Way has been called the Queen of Roads. We claim for our National highway that it was the King of Roads. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Indigo Doves

Author: Marie Masters
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781524581787
Size: 12.57 MB
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Successful Indiana realtor Jacob Bildburg flips houses for a hefty profit. But none has turned his world upside down like the two hundred-year-old property at 126 Rosemund Drive. An unfortunate accident takes him on an odyssey through the stories of a group of wayward women and the broken souls who lived at the address during the American Civil War. He becomes obsessed with discovering the truth behind the original thick beams and strangely vaulted ceilings. Thanks to his unlikely narrator—who has a rare, innate talent for vividly revealing the building’s deepest secrets—he gets a firsthand account of a poignant example of war’s ugliness juxtaposed with true beauty.

Guide To Reprints

Author: Albert James Diaz
Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co
ISBN: 3598239076
Size: 10.62 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Subject Guide divides works into over 200 subject groups, facilitating targeted searches by the subject fields. Both parts of the Guide to Reprints contain an Index of Persons as Subject providing fast and reliable access to reprints focussing on specific individuals and their work. Each part also comes with an index of publishers and distributors worldwide along with all relevant information.

Beyond The Revolution

Author: William H. Goetzmann
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780786744237
Size: 10.14 MB
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From 1776, when Citizen Tom Paine declared, “The birthday of a new world is at hand,” America was unique in world history. A nation suffused with the spirit of explorers, constantly replenished by immigrants, and informed by a continual influx of foreign ideas, it was the world's first truly cosmopolitan civilization. In Beyond the Revolution, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian William H. Goetzmann tells the story of America's greatest thinkers and creators, from Paine and Jefferson to Melville and William James, showing how they built upon and battled one another's ideas in the critical years between 1776 and 1900. An unprecedented work of intellectual history by a master historian, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the origins of our national culture.

Wittgenstein On Mind And Language

Author: David G. Stern
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195111477
Size: 18.64 MB
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Drawing on ten years of research on the unpublished Wittgenstein papers, Stern investigates what motivated Wittgenstein's philosophical writing and casts new light on the Tractatus and Philosophical Investigations. The book is an exposition of Wittgenstein's early conception of the nature of representation and how his later revision and criticism of that work led to a radically different way of looking at mind and language. It also explains how the unpublished manuscripts and typescripts were put together and why they often provide better evidence of the development of his ideas than can be found in his published writing. In doing so, the book traces the development of a number of central themes in Wittgenstein's philosophy, including his conception of philosophical method, the picture theory of meaning, the limits of language, the application of language to experience, his treatment of private language, and what he called the "flow of life." Arguing that Wittgenstein's views are often much more simple (and more radical) than we have been led to believe, Wittgenstein on Mind and Language provides an overview of the development of Wittgenstein's philosophy and brings to light aspects of his philosophy that have been almost universally neglected.