Ohio Canal Era, a rich analysis of state policies and their impact in directing economic change, is a classic on the subject of the pre–Civil War transportation revolution. This edition contains a new foreword by scholar Lawrence M. Friedman, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School, and a bibliographic note by the author. Professor Scheiber explores how Ohio—as a “public enterprise state,” creating state agencies and mobilizing public resources for transport innovation and control—led in the process of economic change before the Civil War. No other historical account of the period provides so full and insightful a portrayal of “law in action.” Scheiber reveals the important roles of American nineteenth-century government in economic policy-making, finance, administration, and entrepreneurial activities in support of economic development. His study is equally important as an economic history. Scheiber provides a full account of waves of technological innovation and of the transformation of Ohio’s commerce, agriculture, and industrialization in an era of hectic economic change. And he tells the intriguing story of how the earliest railroads of the Old Northwest were built and financed, finally confronting the state-owned canal system with a devastating competitive challenge. Amid the current debate surrounding “privatization,” “deregulation,” and the appropriate use of “industrial policy” by government to shape and channel the economy. Scheiber’s landmark study gives vital historical context to issues of privatization and deregulation that we confront in new forms today.
A kicky, sassy way to learn about incredible women and their amazing accomplishments, The Ladies' Room Reader Quiz Book offers thousands of bits of trivia around the lives and work of women, including:SenatorsRock starsCooksSports heroesNobel LaureatesThe book offers many different kinds of brain-teasing quizzes, fill in the blank, matching, true or false, multiple choice, and more. (Answers are provided with accompanying explanations in the back of the book.) The 100 quizzes range from Fashionable Women to Mostly Martha, from California Girls to Kiss Me Kate, from The Cinderella Syndrome to Shop-Til You Drop, from Lady Be Good to Goddess Bless.
"Full of Fascinating Fun Facts." -Chicago TribuneMore than 50,000 copies sold of The Ladies' Room Reader and every woman who discovered she needs to have sex at least 640 hours in her life to be considered average is waiting for more of Alicia Alvrez's insatiable thirst for facts about women, then and now! Back by popular demand, The Ladies' Room Reader Revisited picks up where its predecessor, the highly successful The Ladies' Room Reader, left off. In this wildly entertaining sequel, Alicia Alvrez provides even more fascinating female facts about women throughout history and from around the world. Discover and uncover that: September is the month with the highest birthrate. 80 percent of women think a vacation is the best way to rekindle romance. The divorce rate is 23 percent lower in cities with major league baseball teams than in those without. In ancient Egypt, between 3500 and 2500 b.c., the only career not open to women was judge.
Fifty-seven percent of women would rather shop than have sex. Jodie Foster was born Ariane Munker, and Lauren Bacall, Betty Joan Perske. Oprah Winfrey and Margaret Avery, both nominated for Best Supporting Actress Oscars for The Color Purple, were the first two African-American women nominated in the same year for the same category. At the height of her popularity, screen star Betty Grable had her legs insured for ,000 – a modest sum compared to the 0,000 policy Fred Astaire took out on his feet! These nuggets, along with everything else you've ever wanted to know about women, are to be found within this easy-to-browse resource. Here are women's views on shopping, clothing and cosmetics, marriage and children, food, sex, and pets, along with the lowdown on women celebrities and the feats of history's heroines and female adventurers.
"Home," writes Susannah Seton. «There are few words that carry such potent feelings. It's the place where we can let down our hair, loosen our clothes, put our feet up. It's where those we love most share in the ordinariness and extraordinariness of our days. It's the place many of us spend lifetimes trying to get back to. As the proverb goes, it's where our hearts are. Simple Pleasures of the Home is for everyone who has the nesting impulse – from passionate and accomplished home decorators to anyone who simply enjoys domestic downtime. Organized room by room, the book includes dozens of simple activities for bringing the family together, creative ideas for pampering yourself and loved ones, easy-to-follow instructions for making aromatherapy products, tips for candlemaking, and comfort-food recipes As the proverb goes, it's where our hearts are.»
From devastating remarks made by teachers («Addled, backward dunce» said about young Thomas Edison) to the rich and famous on campus (William Randolph Hearst kept a pet alligator at Harvard), this is a spirited and humorous collection of facts about teachers and students.
Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo are the Queen and King of trivia, relied upon by game shows including Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and game manufacturers. Millions of people read their daily newspaper column and together they've written twenty books. The sixth book in the Totally Riveting Utterly Entertaining (TRUE) Trivia Series puts a magnifying lens on the wacky world of writers. It Takes a Certain Type to Be a Writer will tell you everything you could possibly want, or were afraid, to know about writers, publishing, and the writing life. Bite-sized facts are organized into chapters including «Everyone's a Critic», «Stranger than Fiction», «From Bad to Verse,» «Kiddie Lit», «A Word's Worth,» and many more. You'll learn things like: where Proust wrote (in bed with gloves on); what Voltaire drank (70 cups of coffee a day); and how James Cain prepared himself for yet another publisher's rejection. (The title The Postman Always Rings Twice had nothing to do with the plot of the best-selling novel. It was a private joke of author James Cain. His postman would ring his doorbell twice whenever the many-times-rejected manuscript came back from a publisher.)
Every little fact cat lovers could want to know about the mysterious creatures that live in their homes is contained in this collection. For example, cats use at least a hundred different sounds to communicate and can pronounce thirteen vowel sounds and seven or eight consonant sounds; housecats typically blink twice a minute; and in ancient Egypt, the penalty for killing a cat was death!
What is it about the game of golf that can cause otherwise normal folks to lose all perspective? More than one person has seen their loved one become consumed with the details of the quality of wood used in clubs, or the type of cleats on their shoes. What is it about the game of golf that can cause otherwise normal folks to lose all perspective? More than one person has seen their loved one become consumed with the details of the quality of wood used in clubs, the type of cleats on their shoes, the distance between their feet, and the direction of the wind, not to mention statistics, statistics, statistics. Featuring more than 500 facts about the sport that Paul Harvey describes as “a game in which you shout ‘fore,’ shoot six, and write down five.” Readers learn that experts believe shepherds invented the game using their staffs to bat around stones and that 12 percent of all lightning fatalities happen on the golf course.
We are all fascinated by the legal system and the people behind it. With Dracula Was a Lawyer, trivia experts Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo explore lawyers we love to hate (until we need one!), the pitfalls in our legal system, celebrity lawyers, and more. This compendium puts lawyers and legal history on trial and exposes over 500 outrageous oddities from the wild world of law.