Icons Of American Architecture Lincoln Memorial Washington D C Monticello Charlottesville Virginia Pentagon Arlington Virginia Sears Tower Chicago Illinois Statue Of Liberty New York City United Nations Headquarters New York City United States Capitol Washington D C Uss Arizona Memorial Pearl Harbor Honolulu Hawaii Vietnam Veterans Memorial Washington D C White House Washington D C World Trade Center New York City

Author: Donald Langmead
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Icons Of African American Comedy

Author: Eddie M. Tafoya
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313380856
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This in-depth compilation of the lives, works, and contributions of 12 icons of African-American comedy explores their impact on American entertainment and the way America thinks about race. • A chronology of the major events of more than 100 years of comedic history • 24 photographs showing the 12 featured comedians at various stages in their careers • A list of resources at the end of each chapter, including books, articles, movies, recordings, and stand-up performances • Suggestions for further reading

Icons Of African American Literature The Black Literary World

Author: Yolanda Williams Page
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313352046
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The 24 entries in this book provide extensive coverage of some of the most notable figures in African American literature, such as Alice Walker, Richard Wright, and Zora Neale Hurston. • 24 alphabetically arranged entries offer substantial yet accessible information • Entries cover authors and cultural topics • Sidebars provide snapshots of interesting and significant subject matter

The World Trade Center

Author: Anthony W. Robins
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ISBN: 9780983227502
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Originally published in 1987 while the Twin Towers still stood - brash and controversial, a new symbol of the city and the country - this book offered the first serious consideration of the planning and design of the World Trade Center. It benefited from interviews with figures still on the scene, and archival documents still available for study. Many of those interviewed, and many of the documents, are gone. But even if they remained available today, it would be impossible now to write this book from the same perspective. Too much has happened here. In this, the tenth anniversary year of the disaster, a new World Trade Center is rising on the site. We can finally begin to imagine life returning, with thousands of people streaming into the new buildings to work or conduct business, and thousands more, from all over the world, coming to visit the new memorial. It is only natural, then, that we will find ourselves thinking about what life was like in the original Center. This new edition of the book - expanded to include copies of some of the documents upon which the text was based - is offered as a memory of the World Trade Center as it once was. It is also offered as a reminder of a more innocent time, when the Center stood as a symbol, certainly, of hubris, wealth and power, but also of the conviction that in New York City, Americans could do anything to which they set their minds.

Maya Lin A Biography

Author: Donald Langmead
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313378541
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This book provides an informal biography of the wunderkind who became one of America's greatest living artists and most well-known architects. • Provides a timeline of Maya Lin's significant life events, artworks, and exhibitions • Includes various photographs to accompany the text • Contains a bibliography organized by types of sources, including writings by Maya Lin, books, monographs and catalogues, transcripts of interviews, and videos • Includes an index of important people and artworks

Icons Of The Middle Ages

Author: Lister M. Matheson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313340803
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From Thomas Becket to Charlemagne, from Leif Erickson to Count Dracula, this series of biographical essays separates truth from legend as it explores the lives of some of the most accomplished and influential figures of medieval history. * Contributions from 18 accomplished scholars and writers bring their fascinating medieval era subjects to life in 20 entries—18 biographical and 2 topical entries * Bibliographical references and "Suggestions for Further Reading" for each chapter