By E. J. Guerin
Exchange Paperback. Biography. known as "the skirt who wore men's outfits, " Mountain Charley used to be part of the wild West within the mid-nineteenth century. Married at twelve, widowed at fifteen, she donned male garments which will make a good living---as riverboatman, railroad brakeman, miner, rancher, Indian dealer, businessman, and bartender---and to trace down her husband's assassin.
By Andrew Langley
An excellent new sequence of well-told, fantastically illustrated biographies, for kids elderly 6-9 years, that includes nice leaders, heroes, pioneers, inventors and scientists from the prior. every one biography tells a thrilling tale a few genuine individual, that may be learn both by myself or via a guardian or instructor. the vibrant paintings will stimulate the mind's eye and linger within the reminiscence. The biographies hyperlink in with nationwide Curriculum KS1 and KS2, background, English, technological know-how and different matters. little ones love a superb tale. What greater option to introduce them to the giants of our prior than via those pleasant books?
By Isaac Asimov
In reminiscence but eco-friendly: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920–1954, is the 1st quantity of Isaac Asimov's two-volume autobiography. It was once released in 1979. this primary quantity covers the years 1920 to 1954, which lead as much as the purpose simply sooner than Asimov changing into a full-time author. In pleasure nonetheless Felt: The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1954–1978 is the second one a part of Asimov's autobiography, and covers the years 1954 to 1978.
In reminiscence but eco-friendly is Asimov's joint 2 hundredth ebook, being released at the related day as Opus 2 hundred. It contains considered one of Asimov's first ever brief technological know-how fiction tales, "The Weapon" (1938).
By William D. Haywood
This can be the amazon kindle model so it could actually include typos (their scan-ocr is kinda shitty sometimes)
Big invoice Haywood, first released in 1929 as Bill Haywood's Book, is the autobiography of work chief William D. Haywood (1869-1929), a founder and chief of the commercial employees of the realm (I.W.W.) union and a member of the administrative committee of the Socialist social gathering of the USA. Haywood recounts his adolescence in Utah, his paintings as a miner, and, in short as a homesteader and cowboy. Later, whereas a miner in Idaho, Haywood, encouraged by way of a speech through Ed Boyce, president of the Western Federation of Miners, joined the W.F.M., and hence all started his lengthy occupation as a union-organizer, hard work chief, and activist. The ebook additionally recounts his battles with neighborhood police, politicians, and mine-owners, and his courtroom trials and imprisonment. The ebook ends with a bankruptcy ready after his loss of life of his flight to the Soviet Union, the place he died of diabetes and alcoholism on the age of fifty nine.
By Albert J. Churella
This review of the prime locomotive manufacturers within the usa in the course of the 20th century exhibits how they replied to an intensive technological swap: the alternative of steam locomotives by means of diesels. The locomotive offers a worthwhile case research of commercial practices and dramatic shifts in innovation styles, considering companies--General vehicles and basic Electric--that had no conventional ties to locomotive creation demolished verified steam locomotive brands. Albert Churella makes use of many formerly untapped assets to demonstrate how manufacturers answered to technological swap, fairly among the Nineteen Twenties and the Sixties. businesses mentioned contain the yank Locomotive corporation (ALCo), the Baldwin Locomotive Works, the Lima Locomotive Works, Fairbanks-Morse, the Electro-Motive department of normal automobiles, and normal electrical.
A comparative paintings of commercial heritage and the historical past of expertise, the publication isn't an entire historical past of any locomotive builder, nor does it discover the origins of the diesel engine in nice element. What it does, and does beautifully, is to illustrate how managers addressed radical shifts in expertise and construction equipment. Churella finds that managerial tradition and company organizational workouts, greater than technological competency according to se, allowed a few businesses to prevail, but restricted the activities of others. He information the shift from small-batch customized production options within the steam locomotive to mass-production tools within the diesel locomotive undefined. He additionally explains that opportunity occasions and fortuitous technological linkages helped to form aggressive styles within the locomotive undefined.