Patience And Fortitude


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A riveting investigation of a beloved library caught in the crosshairs of real estate, power, and the people’s interests—by the reporter who broke the story In a series of cover stories for The Nation magazine, journalist Scott Sherman uncovered the ways in which Wall Street logic almost took down one of New York City’s most beloved and iconic institutions: the New York Public Library. In the years preceding the 2008 financial crisis, the library’s leaders forged an audacious plan to sell off multiple branch libraries, mutilate a historic building, and send millions of books to a storage facility in New Jersey. Scholars, researchers, and readers would be out of luck, but real estate developers and New York’s Mayor Bloomberg would get what they wanted. But when the story broke, the people fought back, as famous writers, professors, and citizens’ groups came together to defend a national treasure. Rich with revealing interviews with key figures, Patience and Fortitude is at once a hugely readable history of the library’s secret plans, and a stirring account of a rare triumph against the forces of money and power.

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Author by Scott Sherman
Genre eBook Language Arts & Disciplines
Read Book 256
ISBN Number 9781612194301

Lost In The Library


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Patience, one of the New York Public Library lions, is missing and Fortitude, the other lion, searches the building from top to bottom seeking him.

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Author by Josh Funk
Genre eBook Juvenile Fiction
Read Book 40
ISBN Number 9781250155016

Unwaried Patience And Fortitude


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Francis Marion's Orderly Book is the most complete of all that still exist. The regulations for his regiment, punishments, and training of the men illustrate the life of a warrior.

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Author by Patrick O'Kelley
Genre eBook History
Read Book 752
ISBN Number 9780741436665

Patience Fortitude


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In his national bestseller, A Gentle Madness, Nicholas Basbanes explored the sweet obsession people feel to possess books. Now, Basbanes continues his adventures among the "gently mad" on an irresistible journey to the great libraries of the past -- from Alexandria to Glastonbury -- and to contemporary collections at the Vatican, Wolfenbüttel, and erudite universities. Along the way, he drops in on eccentric book dealers and regales us with stories about unforgettable collectors, such as the gentleman who bought a rare book in 1939 "by selling bottles of his own blood." Taking the book's grand title from the marble lions guarding the New York Public Library at 42nd Street, Basbanes both entertains and delights. And once again, as Scott Turow aptly noted, "Basbanes makes you love books, the collections he writes about, and the volume in your hand."

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Author by Nicholas A. Basbanes
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
Read Book 688
ISBN Number 0060514469

With Patience And Fortitude


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Christine Quinn, candidate for mayor of New York City, is the first female and first openly LGBT Speaker of the New York City Council. In her memoir, With Patience and Fortitude, she shares the inspiring story of her life, her career, and the city she loves. Speaker Quinn talks about growing up in a middle-class, Irish family and describes the people and events that have shaped who she is and the beliefs she has dedicated her life to fight for. After her mother died when Christine was 16 years old, she began carving her own path, setting her sights on work that would make a difference in the world. Yet she would ultimately have to face coming of age in a world where both women and gay people had no choice but to fight for their dreams. Over time, she met those challenges both personal and professional with patience and with fortitude. Christine Quinn’s memoir includes original black-and-white photos from her personal archive.

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Author by Christine Quinn
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 256
ISBN Number 9780062232489

Unwaried Patience And Fortitude


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Francis Marion's Orderly Book is the most complete of all that still exist. The regulations for his regiment, punishments, and training of the men illustrate the life of a warrior.

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Author by Patrick O'Kelley
Genre eBook History
Read Book 752
ISBN Number 9780741436665

Top Cats


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Surveys the history of the magnificent marble lions flanking the entrance to The New York Public Library and the extraordinary affection with which the public has responed to them.

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Author by Susan G. Larkin
Genre eBook Art
Read Book 79
ISBN Number 0764937626

The Night Library


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The Polar Express meets The Night at the Museum in this fantastical picture-book adventure about the magic of books and libraries, perfect for book lovers of all ages! After a young boy goes to sleep upset that he's getting a book for his birthday, he's visited in the night by Patience and Fortitude, the two stone lions who guard the New York Public Library. Soon, he's magically whisked away from his cozy home in the Bronx, and the two mighty lions show him the wonder of the library. There, the inquisitive Latino boy discovers the power of books and their role not only in his own life, but also in the lives of the people he loves. Raul Colon's gorgeous, rich art creates an immersive world in this book about books, which is sure to capture the imaginations of kids and adults and inspire them to grab their library cards and dive into the worlds of stories.

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Author by David Zeltser
Genre eBook Juvenile Fiction
Read Book 40
ISBN Number 9781524718008

For Us It Was Heaven


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"This is a biography of many facets offering a wealth of insight and textual content of particular relevance in the context of gender studies. It tells us much of the status of nurses in Britain in the 1930s. It is also an important contribution to the history of the International Brigades and the Republican medical services in the Spanish civil war and adds nuance to our knowledge of foreigners in China in a turbulent period of its history. The story of Patience will surely appeal to many general readers as well as to specialists in those fields." From the Preface by Series Editor Paul Presto...

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Author by Angela Jackson
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 239
ISBN Number 1845195159

New York


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Introducing Hello, World, an exciting new book series that pairs early learning concepts with colorful, stylish illustrations of cities around the world. In New York City, you can visit the green Statue of Liberty, hail a yellow taxi, and see blue lights in Times Square. Explore colors all over New York City in this gorgeous board book!

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Author by Ashley Evanson
Genre eBook Juvenile Nonfiction
Read Book 14
ISBN Number 9780399540813