Heaven's Ditch

God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal

Author: Jack Kelly

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466878991

Category: History

Page: 256

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The technological marvel of its age, the Erie Canal grew out of a sudden fit of inspiration. Proponents didn't just dream; they built a 360-mile waterway entirely by hand and largely through wilderness. As excitement crackled down its length, the canal became the scene of the most striking outburst of imagination in American history. Zealots invented new religions and new modes of living. The Erie Canal made New York the financial capital of America and brought the modern world crashing into the frontier. Men and women saw God face to face, gained and lost fortunes, and reveled in a period of intense spiritual creativity. Heaven's Ditch by Jack Kelly illuminates the spiritual and political upheavals along this "psychic highway" from its opening in 1825 through 1844. "Wage slave" Sam Patch became America's first celebrity daredevil. William Miller envisioned the apocalypse. Farm boy Joseph Smith gave birth to Mormonism, a new and distinctly American religion. Along the way, the reader encounters America's very first "crime of the century," a treasure hunt, searing acts of violence, a visionary cross-dresser, and a panoply of fanatics, mystics, and hoaxers. A page-turning narrative, Heaven's Ditch offers an excitingly fresh look at a heady, foundational moment in American history.

Spirits and Cocktails of Upstate New York

A History

Author: Donald Cazentre

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439663157

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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From the Hudson Valley to the Niagara River, Upstate New York has a long and grand history of spirits and cocktails. Early colonists distilled rum, and pioneering settlers made whiskey. In the 1800s, a fanciful story of a tavern keeper and a "cock's tail" took root along the Niagara River, and the earliest definition of the "cocktail" appeared in a Hudson Valley paper. The area is home to its share of spirited times and liquid legends, and the recent surge in modern distilleries and cocktail bars only bolsters that tradition. Author Don Cazentre serves up these tales of Upstate New York along with more than fifty historic and modern cocktail recipes.

Historical Dictionary of the Jacksonian Era and Manifest Destiny

Author: Mark R. Cheathem,Terry Corps

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442273208

Category: History

Page: 558

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Jacksonian Era and Manifest Destiny contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Die Merlot-Morde

Ein Weinkrimi

Author: Ellen Crosby

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783404923144

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Eigentlich wollte Lucie für immer in Südfrankreich bleiben. Sie liebt die französische Art zu leben und fühlt sich auch in ihrem Job als Fremdenführerin wohl. Doch dann wird ihr Vater gefunden, erschossen in seinem Weinberg. Notgedrungen kehrt Lucie zurück auf das elterliche Weingut im Herzen von Virginia - und hat schon bald einen zweiten Toten zu beklagen: ihren Patenonkel Fitz. Er ahnte, dass der Tod ihres Vaters kein Unfall war, und fand ein grausames Ende - in einem leeren Merlot-Fass ...

Sorge dich nicht - lebe!

die Kunst, zu einem von Ängsten und Aufregungen befreiten Leben zu finden

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800092000

Category:

Page: 605

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Gut verständliche Grundsätze, die helfen, zu einem vom Ängsten und Aufregungen befreiten Leben zu finden.

Ex Libris

Bekenntnisse einer Bibliomanin

Author: Anne Fadiman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257236460

Category:

Page: 224

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Helle Tage

Roman

Author: Michael Cunningham

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641146895

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Eine furiose Hommage an eine einzigartige Stadt – an New York City. Der preisgekrönte Autor Michael Cunningham erzählt drei Geschichten aus drei Jahrhunderten, die auf raffinierte Weise miteinander verflochten sind, unter anderem durch die Verse Walt Whitmans, des großen romantischen Dichters Amerikas. Ein kunstvoller, immens vergnüglicher, ungewöhnlicher Roman über die verwundete amerikanische Seele und den unverbrüchlichen Lebensmut, der die Menschen dieser Stadt seit jeher prägt.

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

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Der Untergang der Batavia

sie landeten im Paradies, doch ein einzelner Mann machte ihnen das Leben zur Hölle

Author: Mike Dash

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442153510

Category: Batavia (Ship)

Page: 446

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Harper's Weekly

Author: John Bonner,George William Curtis,Henry Mills Alden,Samuel Stillman Conant,Montgomery Schuyler,John Foord,Richard Harding Davis,Carl Schurz,Henry Loomis Nelson,John Kendrick Bangs,George Brinton McClellan Harvey,Norman Hapgood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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