The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis Book
Score: 4
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The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis

  • Author : David J. Bodenhamer
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 1994-11-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1616
  • ISBN 10 : 0253112494

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis Excerpt :

"A work of this magnitude and high quality will obviously be indispensable to anyone studying the history of Indianapolis and its region." -- The Journal of American History "... absorbing and accurate... Although it is a monument to Indianapolis, do not be fooled into thinking this tome is impersonal or boring. It's not. It's about people: interesting people. The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is as engaging as a biography." -- Arts Indiana "... comprehensive and detailed... might well become the model for other such efforts." -- Library Journal With more than 1,600 separate entries and 300 illustrations, The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis is a model of what a modern city encyclopedia should be. From the city's inception through its remarkable transformation into a leading urban center, the history and people of Indianapolis are detailed in factual and intepretive articles on major topics including business, education, religion, social services, politics, ethnicity, sports, and culture.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society Book

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society

  • Author : Sarah E. Boslaugh
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 1888
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483349992

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society Excerpt :

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society explores the social and policy sides of the pharmaceutical industry and its pervasive influence in society. While many technical STM works explore the chemistry and biology of pharmacology and an equally large number of clinically oriented works focus on use of illegal drugs, substance abuse, and treatment, there is virtually nothing on the immensely huge business (“Big Pharma”) of creating, selling, consuming, and regulating legal drugs. With this new Encyclopedia, the topic of socioeconomic, business and consumer, and legal and ethical issues of the pharmaceutical industry in contemporary society around the world are addressed. Key Features: 800 signed articles, authored by prominent scholars, are arranged A-to-Z and published in a choice of electronic or print formats Although arranged A-to-Z, a Reader's Guide in the front matter groups articles by thematic areas Front matter also includes a Chronology highlighting significant developments in this field All articles conclude with Further Readings and Cross References to related articles Back matter includes an annotated Resource Guide to further research, a Glossary, Appendices (e.g., statistics on the amount and types of drugs prescribed, etc.), and a detailed Index The Index, Reader’s Guide, and Cross References combine for search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society is an authoritative and rigorous source addressing the pharmacology industry and how it influences society, making it a must-have reference for all academic libraries as a source for both students and researchers to utilize.

At the End of the Street in the Shadow Book
Score: 5
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At the End of the Street in the Shadow

  • Author : Matthew Asprey Gear
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-16
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231850902

At the End of the Street in the Shadow Excerpt :

The films of Orson Welles inhabit the spaces of cities—from America's industrializing midland to its noirish borderlands, from Europe's medieval fortresses to its Kafkaesque labyrinths and postwar rubblescapes. His movies take us through dark streets to confront nightmarish struggles for power, the carnivalesque and bizarre, and the shadows and light of human character. This ambitious new study explores Welles's vision of cities by following recurring themes across his work, including urban transformation, race relations and fascism, the utopian promise of cosmopolitanism, and romantic nostalgia for archaic forms of urban culture. It focuses on the personal and political foundation of Welles's cinematic cities—the way he invents urban spaces on film to serve his dramatic, thematic, and ideological purposes. The book's critical scope draws on extensive research in international archives and builds on the work of previous scholars. Viewing Welles as a radical filmmaker whose innovative methods were only occasionally compatible with the commercial film industry, this volume examines the filmmaker's original vision for butchered films, such as The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) and Mr. Arkadin (1955), and considers many projects the filmmaker never completed—an immense "shadow oeuvre" ranging from unfinished and unreleased films to unrealized treatments and screenplays.

The Notorious Mrs  Clem Book

The Notorious Mrs Clem

  • Author : Wendy Gamber
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421420219

The Notorious Mrs Clem Excerpt :

Based on extensive sources, including newspapers, trial documents, and local histories, this gripping account of a seemingly typical woman who achieved extraordinary notoriety will appeal to true crime lovers and historians alike.

Inventing America   s  Worst  Family Book

Inventing America s Worst Family

  • Author : Nathaniel Deutsch
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520255241

Inventing America s Worst Family Excerpt :

"Inventing America's Worst Family is an important, refreshing, and interesting work. Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of this account is its placement at the center of a larger narrative about America's obsession with Orientalism. The story emerges gracefully and compellingly; Deutsch clearly presents new material and has gone to great efforts to track what actually became of the Ishmael group, and its origins."—Wendy Kline, author of Building a Better Race: Gender, Sexuality, and Eugenics from the Turn of the Century to the Baby Boom "This is one of the most intriguing, imaginative works of history I've read in quite some time. Inventing America's Worst Family advances historical scholarship on poverty and eugenics in compelling ways, with its deep analysis of institutional realities and cultural trends. Deutsch combines a terrific story with his own impressive narrative talent; the book is ingeniously conceived, brilliantly researched, and beautifully told!"—J. Terry Todd, Drew University

Reference Sources in History Book

Reference Sources in History

  • Author : Ronald H. Fritze
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9780874368833

Reference Sources in History Excerpt :

Fully annotated and completely updated—the most comprehensive guide to reference books in the field of history. * This guide includes 900+ complete entries for reference works and provides complete bibliographic information for over 400 other works * Descriptive annotations provide guidance to quality reference materials and offer a useful and time-saving alternative to research using the Internet * Topical chapters and detailed index help readers locate the materials they need for research and allow for effective searches of more obscure topics * The guide includes materials of interest for undergraduates, graduate students, academic researchers, and educated general readers

Almost Worthy Book

Almost Worthy

  • Author : Brent Ruswick
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253006387

Almost Worthy Excerpt :

A history and analysis of scientific charity organizations that arose in late nineteenth century America. In the 1880s, social reform leaders warned that the “unworthy” poor were taking charitable relief intended for the truly deserving. Armed with statistics and confused notions of evolution, these “scientific charity” reformers founded organizations intent on limiting access to relief by the most morally, biologically, and economically unfit. Brent Ruswick examines a prominent national organization for scientific social reform and poor relief in Indianapolis in order to understand how these new theories of poverty gave birth to new programs to assist the poor. “Ruswick’s well-researched monograph traces the history of the charity organization society in the US from its origins in the Gilded Age to its merging with social work in the Progressive Era. . . . Recommended.” —Choice “[This] study provides a welcome insight into the inner workings of charity organization societies and their drive to eliminate poverty.” —Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Volume43, Issue 4, 2014 “Almost Worthy offers a lot of interesting detail pulled from COS case files, professional conference proceedings, journals of the field, and more; some possibly fruitful hypotheses about what to make of changes in COS approaches over time; thoughtful new propositions about the relationship between scientific charity and eugenics (including some charity reformers’ apparent remorse); and a fresh, new mini-biography of Oscar McCulloch interspersed throughout.” —H-SHGAPE “Brent Ruswick wants to put the science back into scientific charity. He argues that the essence of organized charity was not its class prejudices and censorious attitude toward the poor, but rather its belief that systematic evidence-gathering could serve to improve the quality of charity work and public policy.” —American Historical Review, Volume119, Issue 4, October 2014

Indianapolis Book


  • Author : W. C. Madden
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 0738523445

Indianapolis Excerpt :

Inaugurated as the state capital in 1825, Indianapolis was patterned after the nation's capital and laid out on a mile-square grid with Monument Circle at its center. As the city grew and experienced the tumult of the Civil War, legislators decided to erect a monument to the war's fallen servicemen. In 1902, one of the world's most outstanding memorials was completed-the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Surrounding Monument Circle, "The Circle City" gets its nickname from the prominence and historical significance of the central city structure. Throughout the years, Indianapolis has maintained its commitment to honoring the achievements of Hoosiers. This dedication to Indiana has given the capital its own rich history, told not only through monuments and memorials, but also through the architecture, parks, businesses, and people that make up the heart of Indianapolis. This new book documents the heroes and history of the city, using an impressive collection of vintage photographs from the late 1800s through the early 1900s juxtaposed against present-day images.

Indianapolis Book


  • Author : Erin Albert
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2010-03
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9781449095307

Indianapolis Excerpt :

Recently named the best city in the country for a college graduate to begin his/her career, Indianapolis is a fantastic city for the young and young at heart professional. This guide is the second edition of the only guide to Indianapolis for the young professional! Whether you are considering the move to Indy, new to the city, or just trying to find better ways to connect to Indy, this book written by a young professional for other professionals will help you plug in and get connected with several different groups, businesses, and organizations of Indianapolis.

The Indianapolis Automobile Industry Book

The Indianapolis Automobile Industry

  • Author : Sigur E. Whitaker
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2018-02-08
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476666914

The Indianapolis Automobile Industry Excerpt :

In 1893, Indianapolis carriage maker Charles Black created a rudimentary car--perhaps the first designed and built in America. Within 15 years, Indianapolis was a major automobile industry center rivaling Detroit, and known for quality manufacturing and innovation--the aluminum engine, disc brakes, aerodynamics, superchargers, and the rear view mirror were first developed there. When the Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened in 1909, hometown manufacturers dominated the track--Marmon, Stutz and Duesenberg. The author covers their histories, along with less well known contributors to the industry, including National, American, Premier, Marion, Cole, Empire, LaFayette, Knight-Lyons and Hassler.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Book
Score: 5
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • Author : Ralph Kramer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-03-07
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440219283

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Excerpt :

"In Indianapolis . . . racing is religion. The Speedway is our temple. That's the best way I can explain my worship for Indianapolis." --Mario Andretti, racing legend Officially licensed in cooperation with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway: 100 Years of Racing tells the compelling story of the most renowned racing venue in the world, capturing moments, big and small, that mark the Speedway's first century and spotlight the people who made the speedway what it is today.

Eastside Indianapolis Book

Eastside Indianapolis

  • Author : Julie Young
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625842619

Eastside Indianapolis Excerpt :

In its early days, Indianapolis was designed to be a city of only one square mile, but as settlers flocked to the Circle City, a steady beat of progress made its way across the Eastside. Through their dedication to maintaining the character of neighborhoods like Woodruff Place, Fountain Square and Irvington, Eastsiders have banded together time and again to preserve the memories of landmarks like the Rivoli Theatre and Al Green's. Julie Young, a lifelong resident of the Eastside, celebrates one of the most culturally diverse areas of Indianapolis as she illuminates the strength and determination that would make any resident proud to call the Eastside home.

Indianapolis in Vintage Postcards Book

Indianapolis in Vintage Postcards

  • Author : W. C. Madden
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN 10 : 0738523216

Indianapolis in Vintage Postcards Excerpt :

In the late 1800s, postcards of Indianapolis began appearing in mailboxes throughout the country. Since that time, the many prominent monuments, buildings, and parks of the Hoosier capital have been featured on countless cards. Using an impressive collection of these images, author W.C. Madden takes the reader on an historic journey through Indianapolis from 1890 to 1950, providing a visual history of the development of the city. Indianapolis experienced great growth during the first half of the 20th century, which gave rise to innovative art and architectural structures, many that serve as the subject of postcards featured here. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Indiana World War Memorial, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Union Station, and Claypool Hotel, to name a few, are all highlighted.

John Bartlow Martin Book

John Bartlow Martin

  • Author : Ray E. Boomhower
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253016188

John Bartlow Martin Excerpt :

During the 1940s and 1950s, one name, John Bartlow Martin, dominated the pages of the "big slicks," the Saturday Evening Post, LIFE, Harper’s, Look, and Collier’s. A former reporter for the Indianapolis Times, Martin was one of a handful of freelance writers able to survive solely on this writing. Over a career that spanned nearly fifty years, his peers lauded him as "the best living reporter," the "ablest crime reporter in America," and "one of America’s premier seekers of fact." His deep and abiding concern for the working class, perhaps a result of his upbringing, set him apart from other reporters. Martin was a key speechwriter and adviser to the presidential campaigns of many prominent Democrats from 1950 into the 1970s, including those of Adlai Stevenson, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert F. Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, and George McGovern. He served as U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic during the Kennedy administration and earned a small measure of fame when FCC Chairman Newton Minow introduced his description of television as "a vast wasteland" into the nation’s vocabulary.

Encyclopedia of American Urban History Book

Encyclopedia of American Urban History

  • Author : David Goldfield
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 1056
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761928843

Encyclopedia of American Urban History Excerpt :

After a generation of pathbreaking scholarship that has reoriented and enlightened our perception of the American city, the two volumes of the Encyclopedia of American Urban History offer both a summary and an interpretation of the field. With contributions from leading academics in their fields, this authoritative resource offers an interdisciplinary approach by covering topics from economics, geography, anthropology, politics, and sociology.