This book presents a broad overview of the planning profession, and discusses the major problems encountered in urbanism and planning. The essays view topics that include education, the urban community, the place of planning in governmental hierarchy, and its relationship to urban political dynamics.
Crossroads is a collection of thirty-seven colorful and perceptive writings left by early travelers and settlers who ventured west of the Allegheny Mountains. Traders, surveyors, soldiers, preachers, and immigrants, some of them well known and some obscure, tell of the loneliness, terror, and beauty of the frontier.
A comprehensive biography of the Seceretary of State and Comendador for the kingdom of Castile under Emperor Charles I of Spain.
A thorough account of the third campaign of the Indian Wars (1790-1795) told through the correspondence of Major General Anthony Wayne and the three Secretaries of War under whom he served. The campaign was instrumental in securing the area north and west of the Ohio river, from Pittsburgh to Detroit, for settlement.
A comprehensive history of the formation and activities of the Ohio Company of Virgnia, and their major role in the settlement of western Pennsylvania.
A collection of the travel writings of John Heckewelder, who recorded much of the history of the western frontier in the upper Ohio Valley and the eastern Great Lakes.
In this work, the reader experiences the life of Samuel Pepys and his freinds, great and small, in seventeenth-century London. We see great men of war, business and letters, enhanced by Percival Hunt’s comprehensive bibliography.
Five essays from noted theologians, philosophers and biologists discuss the impact of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species on their respective fields.
In addition to discussing Robinson Jeffers’ life and philosophy, Monjian analyzes the form and style of his poetry and philosophy of inhumanism.
Classical mythology came west from Greece, bearing the thoughts, feelings, and distilled experiences of ancient peoples that have, in turn, been formed by the skilled hands of artists into tangible creations of beauty and significance. Young examines nine legends-Perseus and Andromeda; Demeter and Persephone; Pyramus and Thisbe; Pygmalion and Galatea; Daedalus and Icarus; Atlanta and Hippomenes; Philemon and Baucis; Echo and Narcissus; and Pomona and Vertumnus-explaining the legends themselves and tracing their dissemination through centuries and civilizations and across various art forms.
The definitive biography of Albert Gallatin (1761-1849), recounting sixty years that the Swiss-born diplomat served his adopted country as a congressional leader, Secretary of the Treasury, financier, and ambassador.
One of the earliest, and still one of the most perceptive analyses of Katherine Anne Porter, it gives careful interpretation of the style and intent of Porter’s work from 1935 through the publication and critical reception of Ship of Fools.
A chronicle of Washington’s excursions to the Ohio Valley frontier, as a soldier and private citizen.
A comprehensive twenty-seven county guide to historic landmarks in western Pennsylvania, with background information on each, and how to reach them.
George Mercer was a captain of the First Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War, a land surveyor, and an agent for the Ohio Company in England.Lois Mulkearn interprets George Mercer’s documents on the activities of the Ohio Company, including early plans for town settlement, Indian treaties, and elightrning the reader on colonial history and the western frontier.