The Mole People

Author : Jennifer Toth
ISBN : 9781569764527
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 68.93 MB
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This book is about the thousands of people who live in the subway, railroad, and sewage tunnels of New York City.
Category: Social Science

Mein Geheimes Leben Bei Scientology Und Meine Dramatische Flucht

Author : Jenna Miscavige Hill
ISBN : 9783641112240
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 47.70 MB
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Die Nichte des Scientology-Führers David Miscavige packt aus! Jenna Miscavige Hill, die Nichte des Nachfolgers von Scientology-Gründer L. Ron Hubbard, David Miscavige, wuchs als Scientologin auf, verließ die kontrovers diskutierte Organisation aber im Jahr 2005. In ihrer Biographie enthüllt sie die befremdlichen und verstörenden Details ihrer Kindheit. Sie gibt einen erschütternden Einblick in ihre Erfahrungen als Mitglied der Sea Organization, das Machtzentrum von Scientology, und legt die Überzeugungen, Rituale und Geheimnisse einer Organisation offen, die bereits Hollywood-Stars wie Tom Cruise und John Travolta in ihren Bann gezogen hat. Sie erzählt, wie sie von ihrer Familie abgeschirmt wurde, und berichtet schließlich auch von ihrer mutigen Entscheidung, mit Scientology endgültig zu brechen.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tunnel

Author : Roderick Gordon
ISBN : 9783401800202
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 72.25 MB
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Eine Stadt tief unter der Erde. Eine dunkle Welt, bevölkert von geheimnisvollen Wesen und Menschen, die seit über hundert Jahren in der Finsternis leben - unter der Herrschaft der skrupellosen Styx. Als Will und sein Freund Chester, auf der Suche nach seinem verschollenen Vater, in diese Welt geraten, ahnen sie nicht, dass niemand die Kolonie jemals wieder verlassen darf. Und dass die Häscher der Styx sie längst erwarten...
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Topographien Der Moderne

Author : Robert Stockhammer
ISBN : 9783770541706
Genre : Aesthetics, Modern
File Size : 20.67 MB
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Medien repräsentieren und konstruieren Räume - die Übergänge zwischen einem Stadtplan und einem Bauplan sind fließend. Dar- und hergestellt werden Räume durch graphische Operationen im weitesten Sinn: durch alphabetische, karto-, photo- und cinematographische, aber auch durch solche, die das Gelände selbst >kerben. Der vorliegende Band konzentriert sich vornehmlich auf TopoGraphien des 20. Jahrhunderts in Europa, Eurasien
Category: Aesthetics, Modern

New York City

Author : Mario Maffi
ISBN : 9780814209578
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 70.32 MB
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Category: Social Science

Tunnel Menschen

Author : Jennifer Toth
ISBN : 3423305649
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Time Out New York 19th Edition

Author : Time Out Guides Ltd
ISBN : 9781407011707
Genre : Travel
File Size : 72.82 MB
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The 19th edition of Time Out New York has been updated by a team of local aficionados who have explored even the most out-of-the-way neighbourhoods for the latest eateries, bars and shops. Dozens of new feature boxes and listings spotlight the varied cultural offerings-be it family friendly or something a little more risqué. Travellers and residents alike turn to Time Out New York for discriminating takes on the best of what to see, do, where and when to explore. From Central Park, Upper Fifth Avenue and Museum Mile to the hottest downtown and Brooklyn 'hoods (Greenwich Village, the Meatpacking District, Carroll Gardens and more), Time Out points visitors to both the well known and the under-the-radar sights. Plus we review the hippest new hotels and the best of the constantly changing dining, drinking and shopping scenes.
Category: Travel

Subterranean Cities

Author : David Lawrence Pike
ISBN : 0801472563
Genre : History
File Size : 52.24 MB
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The underground has been a dominant image of modern life since the late eighteenth century. A site of crisis, fascination, and hidden truth, the underground is a space at once more immediate and more threatening than the ordinary world above. In Subterranean Cities, David L. Pike explores the representation of underground space in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a period during which technology and heavy industry transformed urban life.The metropolis had long been considered a moral underworld of iniquity and dissolution. As the complex drainage systems, underground railways, utility tunnels, and storage vaults of the modern cityscape superseded the countryside of caverns and mines as the principal location of actual subterranean spaces, ancient and modern converged in a mythic space that was nevertheless rooted in the everyday life of the contemporary city. Writers and artists from Felix Nadar and Charles Baudelaire to Charles Dickens and Alice Meynell, Gustave Doré and Victor Hugo, George Gissing and Emile Zola, and Jules Verne and H. G. Wells integrated images of the urban underworld into their portrayals of the anatomy of modern society. Illustrated with photographs, movie stills, prints, engravings, paintings, cartoons, maps, and drawings of actual and imagined urban spaces, Subterranean Cities documents the emergence of a novel space in the subterranean obsessions and anxieties within nineteenth-century urban culture. Chapters on the subways, sewers, and cemeteries of Paris and London provide a detailed analysis of these competing centers of urban modernity. A concluding chapter considers the enduring influence of these spaces on urban culture at the turn of the twenty-first century.
Category: History

Homelessness In New York City

Author : Thomas J. Main
ISBN : 9781479846870
Genre : History
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The story of New York City’s struggle to provide shelter for its homeless population Can American cities respond effectively to pressing social problems? Or, as many scholars have claimed, are urban politics so mired in stasis, gridlock and bureaucratic paralysis that dramatic policy change is impossible? Homelessness in New York City tells the remarkable story of how America’s largest city has struggled for more than thirty years to meet the crisis of modern homelessness through the landmark development, since the initiation of the Callahan v Carey litigation in 1979, of a municipal shelter system based on a court-enforced right to shelter. New York City now shelters more than 50,000 otherwise homeless people at an annual cost of more than $1 billion in the largest and most complex shelter system in the world. Establishing the right to shelter was a dramatic break with long established practice. Developing and managing the shelter system required the city to repeatedly overcome daunting challenges, from dealing with mentally ill street dwellers to confronting community opposition to shelter placement. In the course of these efforts many classic dilemmas in social policy and public administration arose. Does adequate provision for the poor create perverse incentives? Can courts manage recalcitrant bureaucracies? Is poverty rooted in economic structures or personal behavior? The tale of how five mayors—Koch, Dinkins, Giuliani, Bloomberg and de Blasio—have wrestled with these problems is one of caution and hope: the task is difficult and success is never unqualified, but positive change is possible. Homelessness in New York City tells the remarkable story of what happened—for good and sometimes less good—when New York established the right to shelter.
Category: History

More New York Stories

Author : Constance Rosenblum
ISBN : 0814776736
Genre : Literary Collections
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What do Francine Prose, Suketu Mehta, and Edwidge Danticat have in common? Each suffers from an incurable love affair with the Big Apple, and each contributed to the canon of writing New York has inspired by way of the New York Times City Section, a part of the paper that once defined Sunday afternoon leisure for the denizens of the five boroughs. Former City Section editor Constance Rosenblum has again culled a diverse cast of voices that brought to vivid life our metropolis through those pages in this follow-up to the publication New York Stories (2005). The fifty essays in More New York Stories unite the city’s best-known writers to provide a window to the bustle and richness of city life. As with the previous collection, many of the contributors need no introduction, among them Kevin Baker, Laura Shaine Cunningham, Dorothy Gallagher, Colin Harrison, Frances Kiernan, Nathaniel Rich, Jonathan Rosen, Christopher Sorrentino, and Robert Sullivan; they are among the most eloquent observers of our urban life. Others are relative newcomers. But all are voices worth listening to, and the result is a comprehensive and entertaining picture of New York in all its many guises. The section on “Characters’’ offers a bouquet of indelible profiles. The section on “Places”takes us on journeys to some of the city’s quintessential locales. “Rituals, Rhythms, and Ruminations” seeks to capture the city’s peculiar texture, and the section called “Excavating the Past” offers slices of the city’s endlessly fascinating history. Delightful for dipping into and a great companion for anyone planning a trip, this collection is both a heart-warming introduction to the human side of New York and a reminder to life-long New Yorkers of the reasons we call the city home.
Category: Literary Collections