East West Street

Author: Philippe Sands

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385350724

Category: History

Page: 448

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A profound and profoundly important book—a moving personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world-changing legal concepts that came about as a result of the unprecedented atrocities of Hitler’s Third Reich. East West Street looks at the personal and intellectual evolution of the two men who simultaneously originated the ideas of “genocide” and “crimes against humanity,” both of whom, not knowing the other, studied at the same university with the same professors, in a city little known today that was a major cultural center of Europe, “the little Paris of Ukraine,” a city variously called Lemberg, Lwów, Lvov, or Lviv. It is also a spellbinding family memoir, as the author traces the mysterious story of his grandfather, as he maneuvered through Europe in the face of Nazi atrocities. East West Street is a book that changes the way we look at the world, at our understanding of history and how civilization has tried to cope with mass murder.

The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt, C. 300 B.C. to A.D. 700

Author: Judith McKenzie,Rhys-Davids Junior Research Fellow in Archaeology Judith McKenzie,Peter Roger Stuart Moorey

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300115550

Category: Architecture

Page: 458

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This masterful history of the monumental architecture of Alexandria, as well as of the rest of Egypt, encompasses an entire millennium—from the city’s founding by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C. to the years just after the Islamic conquest of A.D. 642. Long considered lost beyond recall, the architecture of ancient Alexandria has until now remained mysterious. But here Judith McKenzie shows that it is indeed possible to reconstruct the city and many of its buildings by means of meticulous exploration of archaeological remains, written sources, and an array of other fragmentary evidence. The book approaches its subject at the macro- and the micro-level: from city-planning, building types, and designs to architectural style. It addresses the interaction between the imported Greek and native Egyptian traditions; the relations between the architecture of Alexandria and the other cities and towns of Egypt as well as the wider Mediterranean world; and Alexandria’s previously unrecognized role as a major source of architectural innovation and artistic influence. Lavishly illustrated with new plans of the city in the Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine periods; reconstruction drawings; and photographs, the book brings to life the ancient city and uncovers the true extent of its architectural legacy in the Mediterranean world.

A Guide to Cleveland's Sacred Landmarks

Author: Foster Armstrong,Richard Klein,Cara Armstrong

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873384544

Category: Travel

Page: 332

View: 885

A photographic tour of Cleveland's sacred architecture includes 120 photos of churches and synagogues throughout the city, a description of the architectural significance of each, a brief history of the congregation, and the address of each. Original.

Highway Capacity Manual

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Highway Research Board. Committee on Highway Capacity

Publisher: N.A


Category: Highway research

Page: 147

View: 9826

Imagining the Possibilities

Author: Diane L. Fazzi,Barbara A. Petersmeyer

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 9780891283829

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 3652

Imagining the possibilities explores approaches to creative methods on how to teach various orientation and mobility (O & M) techniques to people who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities. This is a hands-on teaching resource for preservice and practicing O & M specialists. It offers materials, samples, and creative teaching strategies that will effectively help students. Each chapter in Imagining the possibilities provides specific examples and strategies for assessment and instruction in O & M, including Idea Boxes with teaching tips, sample lesson plans, and appendices that give sample materials.