Download Speakers of the House of Representatives, 1789-2009 by Mark Grossman PDF

By Mark Grossman

Starting with Frederick Muhlenberg in 1789 and stretching to Nancy Pelosi, the 1st woman Speaker of the home, this new reference paintings offers specific insurance of this significant political place. Presiding over the home of Representatives and moment the U.S. presidential line of succession, this place has specific impression over US politics.

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Download Sweet and Sour Pie: A Wisconsin Boyhood by Dave Crehore PDF

By Dave Crehore

As a tender boy, Dave Crehore moved along with his mom and dad from northern Ohio to the shipbuilding city of Manitowoc at the shorelines of Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan, the place the Germanic population punctuate their conversations with “enso,” the neighborhood radio station interrupts Beethoven for advertisements, and the outside are a wellspring of enlightenment.     Crehore’s tales of his early life in Nineteen Fifties Wisconsin are peppered with enticing characters and a quiet wit. A grouse-hunting excursion is going awry whilst an eccentric British businessman luggage an escaped bantam hen with a touchdown internet. Crehore's great-grandfather will get in difficulty one Christmas whilst he sneaks a whoopee-cushion below a guest’s seat. The aged Frau Blau will get trapped in an outhouse through a shady auctioneer in the course of a farm sale. via the entire adventures—and misadventures—in a small city and within the nice open air of Wisconsin, relations is usually on the heart. This lightly funny glance again at a baby-boomer’s awakening to maturity may be liked by means of contributors of any generation.  Honorable point out, Kingery/Derleth e-book size Nonfiction, Council for Wisconsin Writers Finalist, Humor, Midwest booklet Awards   

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Download One Man Great Enough: Abraham Lincoln's Road to Civil War by John C. Waugh PDF

By John C. Waugh

How did Abraham Lincoln, lengthy held as a paragon of presidential bravery and principled politics, locate his approach to the White residence? How did he develop into this one guy nice enough to probability the destiny of the country at the well-worn yet cast-off inspiration that each one males are created equal?

Here award-winning historian John C. Waugh takes us on Lincoln’s highway to the Civil struggle. From Lincoln's first public rejection of slavery to his mystery arrival within the capital, from his attractive debates with Stephen Douglas to his contemplative moments contemplating the nation of the rustic he enjoyed, Waugh exhibits us the United States as Lincoln observed it and as Lincoln defined it. a lot of this glorious tale is advised by way of Lincoln himself, detailing via his personal writing his emergence onto the political scene and the evolution of his ideals in regards to the Union, the structure, democracy, slavery, and civil battle. Waugh brings Lincoln’s course into new reliefby letting the good guy inform his personal tale, at a intensity that brings us ever toward figuring out this mysterious, complex, really nice man.

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Download Leibniz: A Biography by E.J Aiton PDF

By E.J Aiton

A entire biography analysing the improvement of Leibniz's proposal at the significant seventeenth and 18th century issues of arithmetic, typical philosophy and metaphysics. It attracts at the such a lot authoritative guides of Leibniz's works and on smooth scholarship. meant for historians of technology, specially of arithmetic and philosophy and technology - trained normal readers with an curiosity within the origins of contemporary technological know-how and philosophy, or within the lives of significant innovators of the Age of Enlightenment.

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Download Mathematical Reminiscences by Howard Eves PDF

By Howard Eves

Lengthy often called a mathematical storyteller, Howard Eves right here writes his own recollections commonly mathematical, a few no longer. the forged of characters comprises Albert Einstein, Norbert Wiener, Julian Lowell Coolidge, Maurice Frechet, Nathan Altshiller-Court, G. H., Hardy, and lots of different fascinating figures whom he encountered in a protracted and energetic lifestyles in arithmetic. In "Mathematical memories" we learn of Eves' well-known mathematical museum, with its lock of Einstein's hair, Hardy's shawl, Veblen's brilliant yellow lead pencil, Wiener's hat, and masses, a lot, extra.

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