The Colossus of New York

Here is a literary love song that will entrance anyone who has lived in—or spent time—in the greatest of American cities.

The Colossus of New York

Author: Colson Whitehead

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307428288

Page: 176

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In a dazzlingly original work of nonfiction, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad recreates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the heartbreak of New York. Here is a literary love song that will entrance anyone who has lived in—or spent time—in the greatest of American cities. A masterful evocation of the city that never sleeps, The Colossus of New York captures the city’s inner and outer landscapes in a series of vignettes, meditations, and personal memories. Colson Whitehead conveys with almost uncanny immediacy the feelings and thoughts of longtime residents and of newcomers who dream of making it their home; of those who have conquered its challenges; and of those who struggle against its cruelties. Whitehead’s style is as multilayered and multifarious as New York itself: Switching from third person, to first person, to second person, he weaves individual voices into a jazzy musical composition that perfectly reflects the way we experience the city. There is a funny, knowing riff on what it feels like to arrive in New York for the first time; a lyrical meditation on how the city is transformed by an unexpected rain shower; and a wry look at the ferocious battle that is commuting. The plaintive notes of the lonely and dispossessed resound in one passage, while another captures those magical moments when the city seems to be talking directly to you, inviting you to become one with its rhythms. The Colossus of New York is a remarkable portrait of life in the big city. Ambitious in scope, gemlike in its details, it is at once an unparalleled tribute to New York and the ideal introduction to one of the most exciting writers working today.

The Colossus

... when a child . I was trying to think of his name . Oh , it was a man named Henry
DeGolyer , I believe . Do you remember him ? " “ Yes , but it was a long time ago .
I heard somebody say that he lived in the city here , but 220 THE COLOSSUS .

The Colossus

Author: Opie Percival Read

Publisher: IndyPublish.com

ISBN:

Page: 254

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The Colossus Crisis

Jerry needed to find out which country the Colossus was registered to, if there
was a Colossus. He decided to search the internet for the Colossus. If the
Colossus had been a warship, he could've searched the Department of Defence
intranet.

The Colossus Crisis

Author:

Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing

ISBN: 1926839552

Page:

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The Colossus

The Colossus is ruined!" he hoarsely whispered. "If you would stop to think," said
Henry, "you would know that your trouble is mostly physical. Your nerves are
unstrung. The public is not so willing to believe any story that Brooks may tell.

The Colossus

Author: Opie Percival Read

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Page: 223

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"The Colossus" by Opie Percival Read. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Colossus

Sylvia Plath The Colossus & Other Poems Sylvia Plath was born in 1932 in
Massachusetts. She began publishing poems and stories as a teenager and by
the time she entered Smith College had won several poetry prizes. She was a ...

The Colossus

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307808823

Page: 96

View: 358

With this startling, exhilarating book of poems, which was first published in 1960, Sylvia Plath burst into literature with spectacular force. In such classics as "The Beekeeper's Daughter," "The Disquieting Muses," "I Want, I Want," and "Full Fathom Five," she writes about sows and skeletons, fathers and suicides, about the noisy imperatives of life and the chilly hunger for death. Graceful in their craftsmanship, wonderfully original in their imagery, and presenting layer after layer of meaning, the forty poems in The Colossus are early artifacts of genius that still possess the power to move, delight, and shock. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Colossus of Roads

The class immediately starting buzzing with laughter. “Settle down!” their teacher
exclaimed. “This is very educational!” The professor looked flustered. Rick felt
bad for him, so he raised his hand. “Excuse me, who was the Colossus of Roads
?

The Colossus of Roads

Author: Christina Uss

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: 082344824X

Page: 224

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From the author of the acclaimed The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle comes a tale of traffic jams, secret plans, and one eleven-year-old boy's determination to save his family's livelihood. Rick Rusek's stomach has a lot to say. It's got opinions on tasty foods, not-so-tasty foods, and driving in traffic-jammed Los Angeles makes it roil, boil, gurgle, and howl. It's doing the best it can. It never meant to earn its owner the nickname Carsick Rick or make him change schools for fifth grade. And Rick's stomach isn't the only one dealing with terrible traffic. His family's catering service, Smotch, is teetering on the verge of ruin after a rash of late deliveries and missed appointments. Fortunately, Rick has the solution. Unfortunately, no one wants to listen to a kid. Absolutely certain that he could fix the constant, endless traffic snarls, Rick hatches a plan. But he'll need help from his unicorn-loving Girl Scout neighbor, a famous street artist, and the best driver in L.A. Together they'll take on the stream of stalled cars--and a secret conspiracy or two, too. It's going to be tough, but Rick won't give up. If he can successfully move the 330,000 slow-moving cars standing in the way of his family's future, maybe everyone will see that he's not Carsick Rick. He's one of the seven wonders of Los Angeles. He's the Colossus of Roads.

The Colossus of Rhodes

'The Colossus . . . The Colossus of Rhodes!' 'What about the Colossus of Rhodes
?' said a deep voice. Flavia looked up to see Flaccus coming towards their table.
He was wearing a clean tunic and his dark hair was damp. Zetes – his golden ...

The Colossus of Rhodes

Author: Caroline Lawrence

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444003593

Page: 224

View: 650

Anxious to solve the mystery of whether his mother is still alive, and keen to follow his uncle's dying wish, Lupus and his friends sail to the island of Rhodes, site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world - and base of a criminal mastermind!

The Colossus of Ylourgne

Clark Ashton Smith. The Colossus of Ylourgne Clark Ashton Smith Copyright ©
1934 by Clark Ashton Smith This edition published.

The Colossus of Ylourgne

Author: Clark Ashton Smith

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 1612107435

Page:

View: 820

Nathaire a thrice infamous alchemist, astrologer and necromancer has unleashed upon the world horrors from Abaddon. Can Gaspard du Nord fight this evil? Or will the world be overrun by the horrors of Abaddon…

The Colossus of Maroussi Second Edition

The Colossus of Maroussi  Second Edition

Author: Henry Miller

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811219151

Page: 240

View: 703

Henry Miller’s landmark travel book, now reissued in a new edition, is ready to be stuffed into any vagabond’s backpack. Like the ancient colossus that stood over the harbor of Rhodes, Henry Miller’s The Colossus of Maroussi stands as a seminal classic in travel literature. It has preceded the footsteps of prominent travel writers such as Pico Iyer and Rolf Potts. The book Miller would later cite as his favorite began with a young woman’s seductive description of Greece. Miller headed out with his friend Lawrence Durrell to explore the Grecian countryside: a flock of sheep nearly tramples the two as they lie naked on a beach; the Greek poet Katsmbalis, the “colossus” of Miller’s book, stirs every rooster within earshot of the Acropolis with his own loud crowing; cold hard-boiled eggs are warmed in a village’s single stove, and they stay in hotels that “have seen better days, but which have an aroma of the past.”

Central America and the United States

Describes the various phases of the relationship between the United States and Central America from World War II to the end of the cold war

Central America and the United States

Author: John H. Coatsworth

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN:

Page: 277

View: 662

Describes the various phases of the relationship between the United States and Central America from World War II to the end of the cold war

International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms

Engineering. Aspects. of. the. Collapse. of. the. Colossus. of. Rhodes. Statue.
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International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms

Author: Marco Ceccarelli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402022036

Page: 406

View: 938

The HMM2004 International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms is the second event of a series that has been started in 2000 as main activity of the IFToMM Permanent Commission for History of MMS, Mechanism and Machine Science. The aim of the HMM Symposium is to be a forum to exchange views, opinions, and experiences on History of MMS from technical viewpoints in order to track the past but also to look at future developments in MMS. The HMM Symposium Series is devoted to the technical aspects of historical deve- pments and therefore it has been addressed mainly to the IFToMM Community. In fact, most the authors of the contributed papers are experts in MMS and related topics. This year HMM Symposium came back to Cassino, after the challenging first event in 2000. The HMM2004 International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms was held at the University of Cassino, Italy, from 12 to 15 May 2004. These Proceedings contain 29 papers by authors from all around the world. These papers cover the wide field of the History of Mechanical Engineering and particularly the History of MMS. The contributions address mainly technical aspects of historical developments of Machines and Mechanisms. History of IFToMM, the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science is also outlined through the historical activities of some of its Commissions.

The Mosquito and the Colossus

In this case, the insights of the crisis from General Noriega's vantage point. General Noriega's perspectives provide information for critical analysis of the motivations and interests behind the actions of foreign leaders.

The Mosquito and the Colossus

Author: U. S. Military

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781521185506

Page: 105

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Panama began its modern history as a semi-colonial appendage of the United States (US). Since gaining independence in 1903, Panama witnessed both elitist quasi-democratic governments and authoritarian populist governments. The oligarchic system in place throughout much of Panama's history was a significant hindrance to real democracy taking hold within the country. Democracy was further set back by the inordinate power exerted by US presence on the isthmus throughout the twentieth century. Many Panamanian leaders would practice duplicity over US and Panamanian relations that benefited their interests when necessary but would also denounce them in the same breath when it fit their local political interests. Through time, many Panamanians felt it created an imperial relationship that the people of Panama saw as overbearing and obtrusive. Today, Iraqis have the same concern as they feel that US intervention was due to imperialistic ambitions over oil. In the summer and fall of 1989, while the United States had their eyes fixated on the events in Eastern Europe that ended the Cold War, a different kind of storm was brewing in Panama. Noriega's conflict with the US escalated from one crisis to another, gaining him some victories that strengthened his position inside Panama and motivated him to challenge the US even further. From 1988 to 1989 Noriega supported a regime that harassed American citizens in Panama and hindered full implementation of America's rights under the 1977 Panama Canal treaties. As a result, the U.S. launched Operation Just Cause on December 20, 1989. Operation Just Cause served as a harbinger of the changes to future conflicts that dawned from the post-Cold War era. The change that came about is the criticality of gaining understanding and knowledge of a region through the study of local interpretations regarding history, politics, and social issues. Initial research shows that very little literature available to American service members presents an adequate Panamanian narrative of the events surrounding Operation Just Cause. In this case, the insights of the crisis from General Noriega's vantage point. General Noriega's perspectives provide information for critical analysis of the motivations and interests behind the actions of foreign leaders. This study argues that the world's complexity beckons for an understanding achievable only through the study of the local interpretation of historical events. As a result, it is vital to have General Noriega's view of Operation Just Cause in order to balance the historical narrative and provide the unique and necessary insights that only General Noriega can provide. INTRODUCTION * Background * Research Question * Hypothesis * Methodology * Theoretical Framework * Ottaway - Authoritarian and Semi-Authoritarian Rule * HISTORY OF PANAMA * Pre-Independence * Panama's Annus Mirabilis * Political Setting * Nacionalismo y Personalismo * The Maelstrom * GENERAL OMAR TORRIJOS * The Manifestation of Ideas * A Coup Like No Other * Bonapartism * The Torrijos-Carter Treaties * Torrijos' Invisible Hand * GENERAL MANUEL ANTONIO NORIEGA * Ego Sum Qui Sum * Ascension to Power * The Road to Perdition * Barletta Must Go * Hell Hath No Fury as a Potential Dictator Scorned * Drug Indictments Initiate Military Planning * Elections Nullified * The Failed Coup * An Offer He Could Not Refuse * The Invasion * CONCLUSION * Noriega's Final Assessment * Implications * APPENDICES * Appendix A * Appendix B

The Colossus of Roads

Heavily illustrated, this book takes the reader on the road to examine these treasures and all that they represent.

The Colossus of Roads

Author: Karal Ann Marling

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816636723

Page: 140

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Where can one find the world's largest prairie chicken, a restaurant shaped like a fish, a massive Paul Bunyan, or an enormous ear of corn? Roadside sculpture is a uniquely American phenomenon and these strange and wonderful figures can be found scattered along highways and standing in small-town squares, particularly in the Midwest. These odd and oversized attractions have become destinations for travelers. Whether it serves art, commerce, or local pride, the colossus is always a place in itself, a stopping place where the everyday rules of reality are suspended and the observer can gain insight into the way these communities imagine themselves. Karal Ann Marling visits dozens of these roadside attractions, viewing them analytically, intellectually, and enthusiastically, tracing each one through folklore and literature. Heavily illustrated, this book takes the reader on the road to examine these treasures and all that they represent.