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Our Firemen

Our Firemen Author Charles T. Dawson
ISBN-10 1528149858
Release 2017-10-13
Pages 312
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Excerpt from Our Firemen: The History of the Pittsburgh Fire Department, From the Village Period Until the Present Time The History of the Firemen of the City of Pittsburgh is a. Continuous record of brave deeds and of self sacrificing devotion to the good of all. That history extends over more than three quarters of a century, during which the struggling village has grown to a great and commanding city, with more glowing fur naces and a greater output of iron, steel, and glass than any other municipality in the country. Her wealth has come through the refining influences of fire; yet so excellent have been the precautions taken, so willing and so intelligent have been the services rendered by those who made it their duty to keep the flames of industry confined to their legitimate vises, that the city now stands among the first of those in the country rated by in surance companies as safe. Once, it is true, the baptism of a terrifying misfortune came. But it was the natural result of a village outgrowing itself, and in the end proved rather a blessing than a curse. The fascination which attends fires, however destructive they may be, in a large manner appertains to a recital of their history. The pride with which persons read of deeds of heroism, is amply gratified in perusing the records of the firemen of what is no longer the Smoky City, but the Gas City. 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.



Fire engines fire fighters

Fire engines  fire fighters Author Paul C. Ditzel
ISBN-10 0517460041
Release 1985-11-01
Pages 256
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Provides a complete history of the American fire service from the earliest volunteer bucket brigades to the specialized professionals of today



Flesh and Blood So Cheap The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

Flesh and Blood So Cheap  The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy Author Albert Marrin
ISBN-10 9780307976604
Release 2011-11-14
Pages 192
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On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City burst into flames. The factory was crowded. The doors were locked to ensure workers stay inside. One hundred forty-six people—mostly women—perished; it was one of the most lethal workplace fires in American history until September 11, 2001. But the story of the fire is not the story of one accidental moment in time. It is a story of immigration and hard work to make it in a new country, as Italians and Jews and others traveled to America to find a better life. It is the story of poor working conditions and greedy bosses, as garment workers discovered the endless sacrifices required to make ends meet. It is the story of unimaginable, but avoidable, disaster. And it the story of the unquenchable pride and activism of fearless immigrants and women who stood up to business, got America on their side, and finally changed working conditions for our entire nation, initiating radical new laws we take for granted today. With Flesh and Blood So Cheap, Albert Marrin has crafted a gripping, nuanced, and poignant account of one of America's defining tragedies.



Purified by Fire

Purified by Fire Author Stephen Prothero
ISBN-10 9780520208162
Release 2001-02-15
Pages 266
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Publisher Fact Sheet A history of cremation in America.



Crucible of Fire

Crucible of Fire Author Bruce Hensler
ISBN-10 9781597976848
Release 2011-06-30
Pages 260
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Urban conflagrations, such as the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the Great Boston Fire the following year, terrorized the citizens of nineteenth-century American cities. However, urban rebirth in the aftermath of great fires offered a chance to shape the future. Ultimately residents and planners created sweeping changes in the methods of constructing buildings, planning city streets, engineering water distribution systems, underwriting fire insurance, and firefighting itself. Crucible of Fire describes how the practical knowledge gained from fighting nineteenth-century fires gave form and function to modern fire protection efforts. Changes in materials and building design resulted directly from tragedies such as fires in supposedly fireproof hotels. Thousands of buildings burned, millions of dollars were lost, the fire insurance industry faltered, and the nature of volunteerism changed radically before municipal authorities took the necessary actions. The great fires formed a crucible of learning for firefighters, engineers, architects, underwriters, and citizens. Veteran firefighter Bruce Hensler shows how the modern American fire service today is a direct result of the lessons of history and a rethinking of the efficacy of volunteerism in fighting fires. Crucible of Fire is an eye-opening look at today's fire service and a thorough examination of what firefighters, civic leaders, and ordinary citizens can do to protect their homes and communities from the mistakes of the past.



Seven Fires

Seven Fires Author Peter Charles Hoffer
ISBN-10 1586483552
Release 2006
Pages 460
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Discusses how urban fires have impacted American history, from the emergence of the modern skyscraper after Chicago's fire to the realization that modern emergency services need revamping after the attacks of September 11, 2001.



Atlanta

Atlanta Author
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Release 2003-05
Pages 236
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Atlanta magazine’s editorial mission is to engage our community through provocative writing, authoritative reporting, and superlative design that illuminate the people, the issues, the trends, and the events that define our city. The magazine informs, challenges, and entertains our readers each month while helping them make intelligent choices, not only about what they do and where they go, but what they think about matters of importance to the community and the region. Atlanta magazine’s editorial mission is to engage our community through provocative writing, authoritative reporting, and superlative design that illuminate the people, the issues, the trends, and the events that define our city. The magazine informs, challenges, and entertains our readers each month while helping them make intelligent choices, not only about what they do and where they go, but what they think about matters of importance to the community and the region.



New York Magazine

New York Magazine Author
ISBN-10
Release 1982-12-27
Pages 154
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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.



A View of Their Own

A View of Their Own Author Aline Gubbay
ISBN-10 1896881106
Release 1998
Pages 156
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A View of Their Own has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A View of Their Own also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A View of Their Own book for free.



Our County Our Story

Our County  Our Story Author Malcolm Leviatt Rosholt
ISBN-10 WISC:89064475866
Release 1959
Pages 600
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Our County Our Story has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Our County Our Story also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Our County Our Story book for free.



Miner Injustice

Miner Injustice Author R. S. Sukle
ISBN-10 9780595361274
Release 2005-08
Pages 332
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Sukle's book is well researched, and her dialogue rings true to the accent and the feeling of those fraught times. It is a praiseworthy effort, and one expects to see more of Sukle as a writer/historian. -Barbara Bamberger Scott, Women Writers Review During the coal strike of 1927, the coalfields of western Pennsylvania become a hotbed of tension and terror. A mine mechanic and World War I hero, Ragman walks away from his job at the Russellton Mine. He originally wants no part of the union fight, but is slowly drawn in by his activist brothers. When a new unit of special Coal and Iron Police arrives in Russellton to terrorize the town and end the strike, Ragman scarcely realizes that the commander, Herman Bucholtz, has his own agenda. Appointed by the governor to break the strike and evict the miners from their homes, he imposes unconstitutional restrictions to keep out relief workers and organizers. Thus begins an intricate, emotional tangle that leads Ragman and his fellow activists on an escalating, fanatical path of revenge and self-discovery, culminating in a life-and-death struggle.



The 9 11 Commission Report

The 9 11 Commission Report Author
ISBN-10 9780160891809
Release 2011-08-12
Pages 587
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This edition has been designated as the only official U.S. Government edition of the 9-11 Commission’s Final Report. It provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.



The Story of Cooperstown

The Story of Cooperstown Author Ralph Birdsall
ISBN-10 IND:30000055081198
Release 1920
Pages 397
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The Story of Cooperstown has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Story of Cooperstown also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Story of Cooperstown book for free.



Newcomer s Handbook for Moving to and Living in Minneapolis St Paul

Newcomer s Handbook for Moving to and Living in Minneapolis   St  Paul Author Elizabeth Caperton-Halvorson
ISBN-10 0912301678
Release 2006-08
Pages 447
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Extensively updated and revised for 2006, this 456-page new edition maintains its strong focus on the Twin Cities, but expands greatly its coverage of the entire region. This completely revised and updated title also includes brand-new, detailed maps of each region designed to accompany the in-depth treatment of the city neighborhoods and suburban towns. From Elk River to River Falls, Wisconsin, from Andover to Apple Valley, and from Lake Minnetonka to White Bear Lake, this Newcomer's Handbook® provides its readers with the most up-to-date information on neighborhoods, housing options and trends, new development; and all the pluses of Twin Cities life, including education and childcare, transportation, cultural life, surviving the weather, and much more.



Hot Foot Teddy

Hot Foot Teddy Author Sue Houser
ISBN-10 1932439560
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 40
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Hot Foot Teddy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hot Foot Teddy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hot Foot Teddy book for free.



Metals in America s Historic Buildings

Metals in America s Historic Buildings Author Margot Gayle
ISBN-10 9780788147234
Release 1998-02-01
Pages 168
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Promotes an awareness of metals in America's buildings and monuments, and makes recommendations for the preservation and repair of such metals. Intended for owners, architects, and building managers who are responsible for the preservation and maintenance of America's architectural heritage. When metal building components need rehabilitation or maintenance, info. on proper preservation techniques for each metal and its alloys has not been available. This sourcebook on historic architectural metals is a reference on metals used in architecture; how they are used, how to identify them, and when to replace them. Photos



Favela

Favela Author Janice Perlman
ISBN-10 9780199709557
Release 2010-06-10
Pages 448
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Janice Perlman wrote the first in-depth account of life in the favelas, a book hailed as one of the most important works in global urban studies in the last 30 years. Now, in Favela, Perlman carries that story forward to the present. Re-interviewing many longtime favela residents whom she had first met in 1969--as well as their children and grandchildren--Perlman offers the only long-term perspective available on the favelados as they struggle for a better life. Perlman discovers that while educational levels have risen, democracy has replaced dictatorship, and material conditions have improved, many residents feel more marginalized than ever. The greatest change is the explosion of drug and arms trade and the high incidence of fatal violence that has resulted. Yet the greatest challenge of all is job creation--decent work for decent pay. If unemployment and under-paid employment are not addressed, she argues, all other efforts will fail to resolve the fundamental issues. Foreign Affairs praises Perlman for writing "with compassion, artistry, and intelligence, using stirring personal stories to illustrate larger points substantiated with statistical analysis."