By William T. Harper
From one o'clock at the afternoon of July 24, 1974, till almost immediately ahead of ten o'clock the evening of August three, 11 days later, one of many longest hostage-taking sieges within the historical past of the United States happened in Texas' Huntsville country felony. The ringleader, Federico (Fred) Gomez Carrasco, the previous boss of the biggest drug-running operation in South Texas, was once serving lifestyles for attack with rationale to dedicate homicide on a police officer. utilizing his connections to smuggle weapons and ammunition into the felony, and utilizing the help of different inmates, he took 11 legal staff and 4 inmates hostage within the legal library. not easy bulletproof helmets and vests, he deliberate to take advantage of the hostages as shields for his get away. Negotiations all started instantly with felony warden H. H. Husbands and W. J. Estelle, Jr., director of the Texas division of Corrections. The Texas Rangers, the dept of Public defense, and the FBI arrived to aid because the media descended on Huntsville. while one of many hostages urged a relocating constitution of chalkboards padded with legislations books to take in bullets, Carrasco agreed to the plan. The captors entered their break out pod with 4 hostages and secured 9 others to the relocating barricade. whereas the objective used to be en path to an armored vehicle, Estelle had his staff blast it with hearth hoses. In a violent finish to the standoff, Carrasco devoted suicide, considered one of his accomplices was once killed (the different later executed), and hostages have been killed through their captors.
By Craig Denton
The West barren region is what Utahns name the basin and variety salt desolate tract within the japanese nice Basin. This arid area first stuck the eye of picture documentarian and writer Craig Denton while voices from it spoke out opposed to turning over huge wilderness valleys to roving MX missiles. Intrigued via the area, its humans, and their offerings, Denton begun documenting who they have been, why they have been there, and the way they lived. Their purposes for residing in a single of the most harsh and driest environments in the United States are assorted. diverse as a few of them should be, deepest as a lot of them are, those humans have a similar wishes for group we all have. they have to locate universal floor. Their efforts happen on the intersection of the previous and New West and pose new questions for the way forward for the yank Dream. Denton portrays the neighborhood society and folks of the West wilderness with insightful profiles of their lives and their global, probing dialogue of universal matters, and awesome pictures.
By W.J. Cash
Ever considering its e-book in 1941, The brain of the South has been famous as a path-breaking paintings of scholarship and as a literary fulfillment of huge eloquence and perception in its personal correct. From its research of the Southern category method to its pioneering tests of the region's legacies of racism, religiosity, and romanticism, W. J. Cash's ebook outlined the way hundreds of thousands of readers -- on either side of the Mason-Dixon line -- may see the South for many years to come back. This fiftieth-anniversary version of The brain of the South comprises an incisive research of money himself and of his the most important position within the background of contemporary Southern letters.
By Frederick L. Hitchcock
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By J. L. McHughxs(auth.)
About The Product
Published by way of the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine reviews Series.
a number of textbooks and precious compendia on fisheries were released lately, and others are in guidance. The query then arises: why put up one other publication on fisheries at the present? My resolution is 1) that fishery study and administration are such vast matters that it's tough, if no longer most unlikely, to hide them accurately in a single quantity; 2) that accordingly every one writer has under pressure these elements of maximum instant curiosity to him; and three) that to the easiest of my wisdom no sufficient wide remedy of the sociopolitical features of fishery administration has but seemed, even supposing a few stable discussions were released for specific fisheries.
Chapter I advent (pages 1–17): J. L. McHughxs
Chapter II Marine Fishery learn (pages 18–40): J. L. McHughxs
Chapter III Fisheries of the U.S. (pages 41–50): J. L. McHughxs
Chapter IV The Oyster (pages 51–63): J. L. McHughxs
Chapter V The Blue Crab Fishery (pages 64–67): J. L. McHughxs
Chapter VI commercial fisheries ? Pacific sardine and Atlantic menhaden (pages 68–72): J. L. McHughxs
Chapter VII Marine recreation Fisheries (pages 73–76): J. L. McHughxs
Chapter VIII Marine activity Fisheries (pages 77–80): J. L. McHughxs
Chapter IX North Pacific Fur Seal conference (pages 81–86): J. L. McHughxs
Chapter X foreign Pacific Halibut conference (pages 87–93): J. L. McHughxs
Chapter XI foreign Whaling conference (pages 94–112): J. L. McHughxs
Chapter XII overseas Pacific Salmon Fisheries conference (pages 113–123): J. L. McHughxs
Chapter XIII foreign conference for the excessive Seas Fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean (pages 124–134): J. L. McHughxs
Chapter XIV Inter?American Tropical Tuna conference (pages 135–142): J. L. McHughxs
Chapter XV foreign conference for the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries (pages 143–150): J. L. McHughxs
Chapter XVI overseas conference On nice Lakes Fisheries (pages 151–159): J. L. McHughxs
Chapter XVII Fishery Oceanography (pages 160–171): J. L. McHughxs
Chapter XVIII Fishery Economics (pages 172–177): J. L. McHughxs
Chapter XIX precis (pages 178–181): J. L. McHughxs
By Michael A. Lerner
In 1919, the USA launched into the country's boldest test at ethical and social reform: Prohibition. The 18th modification to the structure prohibited the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcohol round the state. This "noble experiment," as President Hoover known as it, used to be meant to herald a more healthy, extra ethical, and extra effective society. Nowhere was once such reform wanted extra, proponents argued, than in long island City--and nowhere did Prohibition fail extra spectacularly. Dry new york is the 1st significant paintings on Prohibition in approximately 1 / 4 century, and the one complete historical past of Prohibition within the era's such a lot brilliant urban. even though New Yorkers have been carefully positive in the beginning, Prohibition quick degenerated right into a deeply felt conflict of cultures that completely reworked lifestyles within the urban. most unlikely to implement, the ban created brilliant new markets for unlawful alcohol, spawned corruption and crime, fostered a thrilling tradition of speakeasies and nightclubs, and uncovered the nation's deep prejudices. Writ huge, the clash over Prohibition, Michael Lerner demonstrates, was once approximately even more than the liberty to drink. It used to be a conflict among competing visions of the USA, pitting wets opposed to drys, immigrants opposed to previous inventory american citizens, Catholics and Jews opposed to Protestants, and proponents of private liberty opposed to advocates of societal reform. In his evocative background, Lerner unearths Prohibition to be the defining factor of the period, the 1st significant "culture struggle" of the 20th century, and a harbinger of the social and ethical debates that divide the USA even at the present time. (20070314)