How I Learned What I Learned Book

How I Learned What I Learned

  • Author : August Wilson
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2018-05
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 0573705895

How I Learned What I Learned Excerpt :

From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson comes a one-man show that chronicles his life as a Black artist in the Hill District in Pittsburgh. From stories about his first jobs to his first loves and his experiences with racism, Wilson recounts his life from his roots to the completion of The American Century Cycle. How I Learned What I Learned gives an inside look into one of the most celebrated playwriting voices of the twentieth century.

Fences Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings


  • Author : August Wilson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-08-06
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593087589

Fences Excerpt :

From legendary playwright August Wilson comes the powerful, stunning dramatic bestseller that won him critical acclaim, including the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize. Troy Maxson is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be to survive. Troy Maxson has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black is to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960s, a spirit that is changing the world Troy Maxson has learned to deal with the only way he can, a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less. This is a modern classic, a book that deals with the impossibly difficult themes of race in America, set during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. Now an Academy Award-winning film directed by and starring Denzel Washington, along with Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Viola Davis.

Old Time Gates and Fences and How to Build Them Book

Old Time Gates and Fences and How to Build Them

  • Author : George A. Martin
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-12-18
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486492841

Old Time Gates and Fences and How to Build Them Excerpt :

"First published over a century ago, this practical guide shows how to add traditional fences, gates, and bridges to your house, farm, or garden. More than 300 illustrations accompany straightforward instructions for installing stone, sod, board, picket,and other types of fences as well as hedges, stiles, posts, wooden and iron gates, and similar enclosures"--

Fences  Gates  and Bridges Book

Fences Gates and Bridges

  • Author : George A. Martin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-02-14
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626366824

Fences Gates and Bridges Excerpt :

First published in 1887, Fences, Gates, and Bridges is an instructional guide to the best ways to build a variety of fences, gates, hedges, bridges, and culverts. The section on fences boasts a wealth of information on building various types of fences, including rail, composite, garden, board, and picket. It also explores how to construct an effective barbed wire fence, how to use a stone wall to reinforce a wooden fence, and highlights the pros of building portable fences. Fences, Gates, and Bridges is a classic manual for anyone who wants to build their own structures for their farm, large property, or quaint backyard.

How to Build Wooden Gates   Picket Fences Book

How to Build Wooden Gates Picket Fences

  • Author : Kevin Geist
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release Date : 2011-07-12
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461751168

How to Build Wooden Gates Picket Fences Excerpt :

Revised and expanded, with new full-color photographs Steps for planning and locating a fence, setting posts, creating infill, and attaching gates Techniques for building the fence you want Advice on tools, materials, foundations, and special features Easy-to-use patterns Foldout of full-size pickets 130 designs included

The Law of Party Walls and Fences Book

The Law of Party Walls and Fences

  • Author : Humphry William Woolrych
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1845
  • Genre: Boundaries (Estates)
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105044262009

The Law of Party Walls and Fences Excerpt :

Fences Book


  • Author : Harry Symons
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Genre: Fences
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89034678714

Fences Excerpt :

Mending Fences  The Deacon s Family Book  1  Book
Score: 4.5
From 23 Ratings

Mending Fences The Deacon s Family Book 1

  • Author : Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493416486

Mending Fences The Deacon s Family Book 1 Excerpt :

Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future. Luke Schrock is a new and improved man after a stint in rehab, though everyone in Stoney Ridge only remembers the old Luke. They might have forgiven him, but nobody trusts him. Amos and Fern Lapp allow Luke to live at Windmill Farm under two conditions. First, Luke must make a sincere apology to each person he's hurt--a four-page, single-spaced list. Second, he must ask each victim of mischief to describe the damage he caused. Simple, Luke thinks. Offering apologies is easy. But discovering the lasting effects his careless actions have caused . . . that isn't so simple. It's gut-wrenching. And his list keeps growing. Izzy Miller, beautiful and frustratingly aloof, also boards at Windmill Farm. Luke's clumsy efforts to befriend Izzy only insult and annoy her. Eager to impress, Luke sets out to prove himself to her by locating her mother. When he does, her identity sends shock waves through Stoney Ridge. Bestselling and award-winning author Suzanne Woods Fisher returns to her beloved Stoney Ridge for this brand-new series featuring some of her readers' favorite characters.

These Wilds Beyond Our Fences Book

These Wilds Beyond Our Fences

  • Author : Bayo Akomolafe
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-14
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623171650

These Wilds Beyond Our Fences Excerpt :

Tackling some of the world’s most profound questions through the intimate lens of fatherhood, Bayo Akomolafe embarks on a journey of discovery as he maps the contours of the spaces between himself and his three-year-old daughter, Alethea. In a narrative that manages to be both intricate and unguarded, he discovers that something as commonplace as becoming a father is a cosmic event of unprecedented proportions. Using this realization as a touchstone, he is led to consider the strangeness of his own soul, contemplate the myths and rituals of modernity, ask questions about food and justice, ponder what it means to be human, evaluate what we can do about climate change, and wonder what our collective yearnings for a better world tell us about ourselves. These Wilds Beyond Our Fences is a passionate attempt to make sense of our disconnection in a world where it is easy to feel untethered and lost. It is a father’s search for meaning, for a place of belonging, and for reassurance that the world will embrace and support our children once we are gone.

Five Sides of the Fence Book

Five Sides of the Fence

  • Author : Terry Cantwell
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2005-12-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9781411656895

Five Sides of the Fence Excerpt :

(softcover) Five Sides of the Fence is a 32-piece non-fiction collection. The stories include a working journalistâs experiences of the media, a study of the anti-globalisation movement in Australia, some literary journalism, the author's personal reflections, and a touch of satire, humour, and political verse.This eclectic mix of creative non-fiction pieces questions the political, social, and personal fences that both motivate us and restrain us.Fives Sides of the Fence includes 18 previously unpublished pieces. It will appeal to anybody interested in contemporary culture.

The Perfect Fence Book

The Perfect Fence

  • Author : Lyn Ellen Bennett
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623495824

The Perfect Fence Excerpt :

Barbed wire is made of two strands of galvanized steel wire twisted together for strength and to hold sharp barbs in place. As creative advertisers sought ways to make an inherently dangerous product attractive to customers concerned about the welfare of their livestock, and as barbed wire became commonplace on battlefields and in concentration camps, the fence accrued a fascinating and troubling range of meanings beyond the material facts of its construction. In The Perfect Fence, Lyn Ellen Bennett and Scott Abbott explore the multiple uses and meanings of barbed wire, a technological innovation that contributes to America’s shift from a pastoral ideal to an industrial one. They survey the vigorous public debate over the benign or “infernal” fence, investigate legislative attempts to ban or regulate wire fences as a result of public outcry, and demonstrate how the industry responded to ameliorate the image of its barbed product. Because of the rich metaphorical possibilities suggested by a fence that controls through pain, barbed wire developed into an important motif in works of literature from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Early advertisements proclaimed that barbed wire was “the perfect fence,” keeping “the ins from being outs, and the outs from being ins.” Bennett and Abbott conclude that while barbed wire is not the perfect fence touted by manufacturers, it is indeed a meaningful thing that continues to influence American identities.

Picket Fences Book

Picket Fences

  • Author : Emma Hogg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-01-21
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 1777010144

Picket Fences Excerpt :

Sloane Sawyer had it all planned--she and her best friend Stephie would graduate from high school, get out of Tippett Valley and have dazzling complementary careers. Sloane would become an award-winning graphic designer, creating band posters using Stephie's artwork. She would also have a loving husband, the requisite two kids and a house with a white picket fence. As she turns thirty, Sloane has a boring job and a boss who ignores her. She has no children, doesn't own a house, has gained fifteen pounds and questions how her video game-playing husband could possibly love her. And Stephie, working in a bar and living in Tippett Valley with the disreputable Randy, is increasingly distant. Even as Sloane clings to her dream, she comes to realize that she and Stephie won't be able to move forward until they finally confront an old tragedy.

White Picket Fences Book
Score: 4
From 32 Ratings

White Picket Fences

  • Author : Susan Meissner
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307458339

White Picket Fences Excerpt :

When her black sheep brother disappears, Amanda Janvier eagerly takes in her sixteen year-old niece Tally. The girl is practically an orphan: motherless, and living with a father who raises Tally wherever he lands– in a Buick, a pizza joint, a horse farm–and regularly takes off on wild schemes. Amanda envisions that she, her husband Neil, and their two teenagers can offer the girl stability and a shot at a “normal” life, even though their own storybook lives are about to crumble. Seventeen-year-old Chase Janvier hasn’t seen his cousin in years, and other than a vague curiosity about her strange life, he doesn’t expect her arrival will affect him much–or interfere with his growing, disturbing interest in a long-ago house fire that plagues his dreams unbeknownst to anyone else. Tally and Chase bond as they interview two Holocaust survivors for a sociology project, and become startlingly aware that the whole family is grappling with hidden secrets, with the echoes of the past, and with the realization that ignoring tragic situations won’t make them go away. Will Tally’s presence blow apart their carefully-constructed world, knocking down the illusion of the white picket fence and reveal a hidden past that could destroy them all–or can she help them find the truth without losing each other?

Environmental Technology Verification Report for Installation of Silt Fence Using the Tommy Static Slicing Method Book

Environmental Technology Verification Report for Installation of Silt Fence Using the Tommy Static Slicing Method

  • Author : Environmental Technology Evaluation Center (U.S.)
  • Publisher : ASCE Publications
  • Release Date : 2001-01-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN 10 : 0784474982

Environmental Technology Verification Report for Installation of Silt Fence Using the Tommy Static Slicing Method Excerpt :

Prepared by the Environmental Technology Evaluation Center (EvTEC), a CERF Innovation Center. This verification report describes a field evaluation of the installation of a silt fence using the Tommy? Silt Fence Static Slicing Method and compares this method to traditional trenching methods. The slicing method has been used extensively over the past few years but has not undergone a true field application test by a third party. State Departments of Transportation and federal, state, and local environmental regulatory agencies have expressed a desire and, in some cases, a need, for baseline environmental data providing a general picture of performance and feasibility of the Tommy Slicing Method for silt fence installation and erosion control.

Raising Fences Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Raising Fences

  • Author : Michael Datcher
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Release Date : 2015-12-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9781682301180

Raising Fences Excerpt :

This New York Times–bestselling memoir about an African American man’s struggles and triumphs is “heartrending and beautiful” (Junot Diaz Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao). A Today Show Book Club selection, Raising Fences tells the story of a man whose youth was spent committing petty crimes, experimenting with sex, and developing a mortal fear of police. Like many young black men, Michael Datcher’s childhood was marked by the gaping hole left by an absent father. Out of that absence grew the desire to fulfill a dream that seemed almost a fantasy: to leave the streets behind, build a family, and become what he had wanted so badly—a good father. Moving past his self-destructive habits and taking responsibility for his mistakes wasn’t easy. Datcher’s journey nearly brought him to his breaking point—where he faced the threat of becoming what he feared most. “Datcher’s voice is clear, bold, daring, and welcome.” —Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao “Honest, brisk and ultimately very moving . . . A beautiful story of real-life redemption.” —Kirkus Reviews “Combines attitude, honesty and romance . . . A stunning tribute to perseverance, courage and the power of positive thinking.” —Publishers Weekly “Brutally honest, hauntingly poetic . . . Heartbreaking.” —Essence “Riveting.” —USA Today “Poignant . . . Complex.” —The Seattle Times “An inspiration to all who dare to dream of a better life.” —The Star-Ledger