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William Morgan is a fundamental modernist whose work has for forty years remained absolutely true to the principles of modern architecture. Each of Morgan's designs can therefore be said to have a multitude of 'precedents' from throughout time, and not on

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Robert McCarter
Publisher: Images Publishing
Release: 2002
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 1876907029

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Julia Morgan, America's first truly independent female architect, left a legacy of over 700 buildings, many of which are now designated landmarks, in cities throughout California, as well as in Hawaii, Utah, and Illinois. Her work spanned five decades, and the total of her commissions was greater than any other major American architect, including Frank Lloyd Wright. Julia Morgan tells the remarkable story of this architectural pioneer, and features text, drawings, and photographs of the many buildings that still exist.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Mark A. Wilson
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release: 2007
File: 213 Pages
ISBN-13: 1423600886

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The swashbuckling biography of the naval officer known as the Sword of England. Welshman Henry Morgan has come to be portrayed as a black-hearted, fierce pirate. This error in terms and in the assessment of Morgan�s character led to the filing of the first libel lawsuit, brought in protest to a book published in 1684 claiming he had been an indentured servant, was a pirate, and was responsible for atrocities. In fact, Morgan was commissioned to aid the British navy in fighting enemies of the throne and was a superb military tactician who led a dozen victorious campaigns against massive odds.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Breverton, Terry
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Release: 2005-01-31
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 1455600148

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This high-interest Social Studies title is one of the 4 titles sold in a Book Pack as a part of the Tony Stead Independent Reading Pirates Theme Set.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Aileen Weintraub
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release: 2005-12-15
File: 24 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781404255579

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With Portions Of His Correspondence. Compiled From Authentic Sources.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: James Graham
Publisher: Applewood Books
Release: 2009-10-15
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781429021333

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Published to critical acclaim twenty years ago, and now considered a classic, The House of Morgan is the most ambitious history ever written about American finance. It is a rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned, ones that would transform the modern financial world. Tracing the trajectory of J. P. Morgan’s empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the financial crisis of 1987, acclaimed author Ron Chernow paints a fascinating portrait of the family’s private saga and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved—a world that included Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, Franklin Roosevelt, Nancy Astor, and Winston Churchill. A masterpiece of financial history—it was awarded the 1990 National Book Award for Nonfiction and selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century—The House of Morgan is a compelling account of a remarkable institution and the men who ran it, and an essential book for understanding the money and power behind the major historical events of the last 150 years.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Ron Chernow
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release: 2010-01-19
File: 848 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780802198136

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Whether one things of him as dashing cavalier or shameless horse thief, it is impossible not to regard John Hunt Morgan as a fascinating figure of the Civil War. He collected his Raiders at first from the prominent families of Kentucky, though later the exploits of the group were to attract a less elite class of recruits. Morgan was able to lead these men into the most dangerous adventures by convincing them that the honor of the South was at stake; yet he did not always succeed in appealing to that sense of honor when temptations of easy theft drew the Raiders from military objectives to wanton pillage. In John Hunt Morgan and his Raiders, Edison H. Thomas gives us a balanced view of these controversial men and their raids. In a fast-paced narrative he follows the cavalry unit for the evening the first group set out from Lexington to join the Confederate forces until the morning of Morgan's death in Greeneville, Tennessee. Basil Duke, St. Leger Grenfell, Lightning Ellsworth, and the beautiful Martha Ready all receive their due, and the truly remarkable story of the Raiders' newspaper is told. A special contribution is the insight this account offers into the disruption of rail communications carried out with such enthusiasm by Morgan and his men. Thomas' study of the railroad records of the period has enabled him to present this part of the Raiders' story with rare detail and understanding.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Edison H. Thomas
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Release: 2014-04-23
File: 152 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780813146690

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Over the vast distances and rough terrain of the Revolutionary War, the tactics that Daniel Morgan had learned in Indian fighting--the thin skirmish line, the stress upon individual marksmanship, the hit-and-run mobility--were an important element of his success as a commander. He combined this success on the battlefield with a deep devotion to the soldiers serving under him. In a conflict that abounded in vital personalities, Morgan's was one of the most colorful. Illiterate, uncultivated, and contentious, he nevertheless combined the resourcefulness of a frontiersman with a native gift as a tactician and leader. His rise from humble origins gives forceful testimony to the democratic spirit of the new America.

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Genre: History
Author: Don Higginbotham
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Release: 1961
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 0807813869

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Following the War of 1812, the United States embarked upon a major building program to improve the nation's seacoast defenses. A project was begun on Mobile Bay that would take almost twelve years to complete, plagued by harsh conditions, a lack of resources, and financial burdens. The end result, completed and opened in March of 1834, was Fort Morgan. Fort Morgan has played many key roles in the nation's military. During the Civil War, Fort Morgan provided covering fire for blockade runners entering and leaving Mobile Bay. The fort fell into disrepair after the Civil War as military planners thought it had outlived its usefulness. Between 1895 and 1904, five modern reinforced concrete batteries rose from the sands. At the peak of operations between 1910 and 1918, more than one hundred structures dotted the Mobile Bay landscape. This unique pictorial retrospective explores the growth and change at Fort Morgan, allowing the reader a chance to step back in time to the days when our nation's military fortifications provided a sense of security and protection to every citizen. Included are images culled from the Fort Morgan Museum, the National Archives and Records, and private collections. These vintage photographs depict every aspect of the fort's history, from the damage caused by the Union siege guns to the days following World War II when the fort was temporarily turned into a resort, and from the Confederates who worked to strengthen Mobile's lower defense line to the devastation of the hurricanes in 1906 and 1916.

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Genre: History
Author: Jack Friend
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release: 2000
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 0738505749

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The small town of Madison in Morgan County, Georgia, was once considered the South's most cultured and aristocratic town. Since the end of slavery, Morgan County's African-American community has worked hard to carve out its own history and culture "on the other side of Madison's tracks." The engaging vintage images within these pages are sure to evoke treasured memories for longtime county residents and spark an interest in history and heritage among the younger generations.

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Genre: History
Author: Lynn Robinson Camp
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release: 2004
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 073851747X

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