“A well-written social history of the shortest-lived major US transportation mode” from the railway historian and author of A Mighty Fine Road (Choice).
One of the most intriguing yet neglected pieces of American transportation history, electric interurban railroads were designed to assist shoppers, salesmen, farmers, commuters, and pleasure-seekers alike with short distance travel. At a time when most roads were unpaved and horse and buggy travel were costly and difficult, these streetcar-like electric cars were essential to economic growth. But why did interurban fever strike so suddenly and extensively in the Midwest and other areas? Why did thousands of people withdraw their savings to get onto what they believed to be a “gravy train?” How did officials of competing steam railroads respond to these challenges to their operations? H. Roger Grant explores the rise and fall of this fleeting form of transportation that started in the early 1900s and was defunct just 30 years later. Perfect for railfans, Electric Interurbans and the American People is a comprehensive contribution for those who love the flanged wheel.
“With this book, the subject no longer has footnote status. In fact, Grant’s work deserves a place alongside some of the other landmark surveys of the subject . . . Here, Grant moves beyond the receiverships, the rickety track, and all that fascinating rolling stock. He shows us why the whole darned thing mattered.” —Railroad History
“H. Roger Grant has produced a fine social history of America’s electric interurbans, exploring the relationship between people and those railway enterprises. The book fills a void, is eminently readable, and richly illustrated.” —Don L. Hofsommer, author of Off the Main Lines
The timely, powerful memoir of a man unjustly charged with a crime for helping his relatives, refugees from Syria. For trying to save his in-laws, who were fleeing certain death in Syria, Stéphan Pélissier was threatened with fifteen years in prison by the Greek justice system, which accused him of human smuggling. His crime? Having gone to search for the parents, brother, and sister of his wife, Zéna, in Greece rather than leaving them to undertake a treacherous journey by boat to Italy.Their joy on finding each other quickly turned into a nightmare: Pélissier was arrested as a result of a missing car registration and thrown into prison. Although his relatives were ultimately able to seek asylum—legally—in France, Pélissier had to fight to prove his innocence, and to uphold the values of common humanity and solidarity in which he so strongly believes.I Just Wanted to Save My Family offers a heartrending window into the lives of those displaced by the Syrian civil war and a scathing critique of the often absurd, unfeeling bureaucracies that determine their fates.
America's most popular progressive radio host and New York Times bestselling author Thom Hartmann paves the way to saving our democracy.
In this powerful, sweeping history and analysis of American democracy, Thom Hartmann shows how democracy is the one form of governance most likely to produce peace and happiness among people.
With the violent exception of the Civil War, American democracy resisted the pressure to disintegrate into factionalism for nearly two centuries, and now our very system of democratic elections is at stake. So how do we save our democracy?
Hartmann's newest book in the celebrated Hidden History Series offers a clear call to action and a set of solutions with road maps for individuals and communities to follow to create a safer, more just society and a more equitable and prosperous economy.
INDIE GAME PUBLISHING is the essential guide for indie game developers seeking to put their game into the hands of players. Whether you decide to self-publish or find a publisher to partner with, this useful guide will take you through each step of the process and thoroughly prepare you for success. This revised edition has been redesigned and tailored specially for the audiobook listener.
Hear from experienced developers and expert publishers how they successfully released their games. You will find clear explanations of how partnerships and contracts work, learn about critical sales and marketing aspects, various possible funding models for games and ultimately develop your own unique publishing strategy. Everything you need to successfully publish your game is inside this book! Topics covered include:Understanding what publishers do and who they areHow to self-publish your gameMarketingSalesDistributionFunding Contracts
Also included is a detailed case study example of how rhythm platformer game Vectronom grew from a from student project all the way through to being published on PC, mobile and Nintendo Switch, winning multiple awards and prizes along the way.
The author of this book, Professor Odile Limpach, teaches economics and entrepreneurship, is co-founder of a game business accelerator and previously was Managing Director of Blue Byte in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Being Black in a society developed by white men to benefit white men means constantly pushing back against systems that were not constructed for your flourishing. White privilege. White cultural norms. White beauty standards. White noise. You're made to feel that your life doesn't matter, your opinions aren't valid, and your entire existence is too loud. It can feel like the whole world is telling you to shut up.To these forces, Ally Henny is here to say, "No. I am a loud Black woman, and I won't shut up." Ally knows what it's like to navigate racism and racialized sexism, having spent most of her life in predominantly white spaces. She's not taking it anymore, and she's calling you to join her in resisting racism by speaking the truth—no matter the cost. In this compelling book, Ally tells her own story of finding her voice, pushing back against oppression, and embracing her unique perspective as a loud Black woman. And she invites you to find your voice in a world that tries to silence you.If you're tired of feeling silenced, misunderstood, and abused by society, you'll find here powerful words of liberation that will empower you to find—and use—your voice.
“You’ve got to tell your money what to do or it will leave.” - Dave Ramsey
In Financial Tips to Help Kids, author Bukky Ekine-Ogunlana draws on over a decade helping children and their parents and her own experience teaching her own 3 children about money management to offer valuable kids’ money advice that will help them to learn the value of saving for college, budgeting for ‘wants’ like toys and cell phone service and building for financial freedom in the future.
In this helpful kids money guide, grade school and middle school aged children learn life-changing advice for money saving tips and kids investing tactics:How to start a successful child savings plan and start saving for future goals, like college, their first car and other large purchasesTeaching children how ATMs and credit cards work and the costs of using themProven methods for building kids spending plans that will workHow to talk to kids about adult issues like debt and monthly paymentsHow to say ‘No’ when your child asks for money or unnecessary wantsKids and money for any age range from early elementary school through middle schoolTeaching children the value of work and the reward of receiving payment for completed tasks and jobs
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Over two million Americans have a panic attack annually. If you are tired of your panic attacks taking charge of your life, then this audiobook will teach you to deal with them!
Having a panic attack can be quite scary. The good news, however, is that you are not alone. Each year, millions of Americans experience panic attacks. To be precise, over two million Americans have a panic attack annually, with women being more likely to develop a panic attack compared to men.
While many people have a panic attack, this should not make you get comfortable and think that it is just a normal thing. The thing is that if you do not take the necessary steps to deal with panic attacks, you will become their slave and you will not achieve much in life. If you are tired of your panic attacks taking charge of your life, then this audiobook is what you need.
This audiobook is created as your ultimate guide to help you manage and overcome your panic attacks. In this audiobook, you will learn about the symptoms of a panic attack so that you don’t confuse it for a heart attack. You will also learn some quite effective strategies that if you implement will change your life, and you will effectively know what to do to overcome the panic attacks you frequently have. After listening to this audiobook, you will be empowered to take steps to stop panic attacks and life a better life.
Here is a preview of what you'll hear....
Knowledge Is Power
Symptoms of a Panic Attack
Control Your Breathing
Stop Running Away
Use Your Senses
Focus on Other Things
Prepare Not to Panic
And much, much more!
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