David French Boyd

Author: Germaine M. Reed

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807124697

Category: History

Page: 348

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David Boyd's biography is the story of one man's dedicated struggle to protect and preserve Louisiana's fledgling state university from the cumulative effects of war, Reconstruction, political hostility, and parochial greed. Boyd fought hard to promote his vision of higher education among a largely antagonistic or apathetic citizenry. He died, bitter and disillusioned, in 1899, without realizing his dream. But his life was not wasted. Clearly those who governed the university in more prosperous days owned much of their success to the devotion and self-sacrifice of this heroic figure.

Robin Boyd: Spatial Continuity

Author: Mauro Baracco,Louise Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317062078

Category: Architecture

Page: 238

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Australian architect Robin Boyd (1919–1971) advocated tirelessly for the voice of Australian architects so that there could be an architecture that might speak to Australian conditions and sensibilities.His legacy continues in the work of contemporary Australian architects yet also prompts a way forward for architecture particularly in relationship to the landscapes they inhabit through a quality of continuous space found in his work where the buildings are spatially reliant and sympathetic to the places they occupy. A selection of 22 projects are documented comprehensively in this book for the first time. This slice through Boyd’s body of work reveals a gifted, complex and contemporary thinker.

Belle Boyd: Confederate Spy

Author: Richard F. Snow

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 1612308686

Category: History

Page: 23

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Belle Boyd began her career as a spy and ended it as an actress. At least one historian concluded that she never lived at all, but the Confederate spy did exist. This essay, by former American Heritage editor Richard F. Snow, explores the life of one of the Civil War's most active secret agents.

Edwin Alonzo Boyd

Author: Nate Hendley

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 1459405471

Category: History

Page: 120

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Edwin Boyd woke up, rolled out of bed, and got ready to rob his first bank. He began his preparations by disguising himself. He shoved wads of cotton into his cheeks and nostrils, smeared black mascara on his eyebrows, and rubbed rouge on his cheeks. This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: history, biography, true crime. Toronto's dashing "Gentleman Bank Robber" was a charismatic felon who masterminded a series of daring robberies with his legendary gang. The most famous bank robber Canada has ever produced was responsible for a three-year crime spree which caught the public's imagination and made him an instant celebrity.