America The Ingenious

Author: Kevin Baker
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 157965729X
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America and its nation of immigrants have excelled at taking ideas from anywhere and transforming them into the startling, often unexpectedly beautiful creations that have shaped our world. This is that story.

American Forests

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To answer this question one must consider the economic history of the U.S. for
the past century, our traditions, and our rapidly changing needs. ... The rate of
industrial growth was proportional to the ability of the country to find capital and
shift workers, immigrants ... Some people thought there would never be enough
food, certainly never a surplus anywhere in the world. ... Ingenious mechanics
and tinkerers built the machines that industry needed such as the flour mill
purifier and a ...

The New York Times Book Review

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Mr. Bronson describes the ingenious methods used by the coyote to escape
capture, to catch its food, and to raise its young safely. ... Now her dream was to
make Silver's palomino foal Golden Sovereign the foundation of her ... The
decorations on every page seem just right for ragged robins and rabbits, for a
song of moonlight, for the elves and fairy tinkers. .... Few centuries had such rapid
changes of style as architects went from Greek revival to Early American gothic (
wood), to the ...