Signs Across America

Signs Across America

Author: Edgar H. Shroyer

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

ISBN: 0913580961

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

View: 899

Signs Across America provides a fascinating and unique look at regional variations in American Sign Language (ASL). The authors contacted native signers in 25 states to find out their signs for 130 selected words. The results -- more that 1,200 signs -- are illustrated in this book. It is an invaluable reference for teachers of American Sign Language that explores the subtle differences in signs from different geographic areas.

Across America on an Emigrant Train

Across America on an Emigrant Train

Author: Jim Murphy

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395764831

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 170

View: 900

An account of Robert Louis Stevenson's twelve day journey from New York to California in 1879, interwoven with a history of the building of the transcontinental railroad and the settling of the West.

Race across America

Race across America

Author: Charles B. Kastner

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815654421

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 338

View: 884

2020 Peace Corps Writers Paul Cowan Award for the Best Book of Non-Fiction On April 23, 1929, the second annual Transcontinental Foot Race across America, known as the Bunion Derby, was in its twenty-fifth day. Eddie "the Sheik" Gardner, an African American runner from Seattle, was leading the race across the Free Bridge over the Mississippi River. Along with the signature outfit that earned him his nickname—a white towel tied around his head, white shorts, and a white shirt—Gardner wore an American flag, a reminder to all who saw him run through the Jim Crow South that he was an American and the leader of the greatest footrace in the world. Kastner traces Gardner’s remarkable journey from his birth in 1897 in Birmingham, Alabama, to his success in Seattle, Washington, as one of the top long-distance runners in the region, and finally to his participation in two transcontinental footraces where he risked his life, facing a barrage of harassment for having the audacity to compete with white runners. Kastner shows how Gardner’s participation became a way to protest the endemic racism he faced, heralding the future of nonviolent efforts that would be instrumental to the civil rights movement. Shining a bright light on his extraordinary athletic accomplishments and his heroism on the dusty roads of America in the 1920s, Kastner gives Gardner and other black bunioneers the attention they so richly deserve.

Beading Across America

Beading Across America

Author: Sherry Serafini

Publisher: Kalmbach Books

ISBN: 9780871167224

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 113

View: 532

In this beautiful celebration of national bead artisans and their native regions, readers will gain a perspective on how artists’ locations can influence their work. Beaders of all skill levels will enjoy the stories behind the artists and this expansive collection of 30 unique projects presented by some of the top names in the hobby including Sherri Serafini, Amy Katz, and Paulette Baron. Each artist presents a piece, tells the story behind it, and offers how-to instructions. Projects are inspirational for anyone who loves beading.

Art Across America

Art Across America

Author: John J. Russell

Publisher: Friar's Lantern Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015050486870

Category: Travel

Page: 916

View: 192

"This friendly, affordable guide to some 1,700 museums with art collections is a perfect resource to hand the art lover who wants to know what museums and other public exhibition spaces to visit in an area. Entries are arranged by state and city, and include basic information about fees, hours, activities, Web sites, and a description of the collections, facilities, a bit of history, and any special points of interest. Handy maps showing museum locations introduce each state section, and inviting photographs accompany most entries."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.

Party Across America

Party Across America

Author: Michael Guerriero

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440515927

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 732

It's one awesome time after another as travelers crisscross the country in search of the next great experience. Whether they want to rock out in Tennessee at Bonnaroo or enjoy some "Rocky Mountain oysters" at Montana's Testicle Festival, this is the perfect companion for all travelers looking to have some good ol' American fun. Every entry is suitable for all, young or young at heart, and supplies the pertinent getaway information so they can: Enjoy the snow and sounds of Aspen's Jazz Festival Rev up the party engines at the Indy 500 Experience a swashbuckling good time at Gaspirilla's Pirate Fest Cheer on the horses and sip mint juleps at the Preakness and more! It's all here in a region-by-region breakdown of the country's best celebrations. And it's certain to have travelers packing up for a good time.

A Bike Across America

A Bike Across America

Author: Steve Ritter

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480808829

Category: Travel

Page: 143

View: 937

As a midlife challenge, author Steve Ritter decided to leave the comforts of home and the daily routine of his office and set out on an epic journey to bicycle across the United States. Ritter wanted to rediscover his rural roots, explore nature, immerse himself in the rich history of his country, and find out if he still had the endurance of his youth. He wanted to see what other people did every day as he sat at his desk. In A Bike across America, he narrates the story of his thirty-five day, 3,461-mile journey that began April 27, 2013, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and ended in Newport, Oregon. This travelogue shares Ritter's thoughts, expectations, and surprises--battling the weather, equipment failures, and his doubts and fears, and being assisted by kind-hearted strangers. With some history and geography included, Ritter tells how this cross-country ride changed his life. Frank and honest, A Bike across America recounts Ritter's ultimate road trip--one that taught this fifty-year-old empty nester that through perseverance and determination, it could be done.

Homeless Across America

Homeless Across America

Author: Kevin E. Lake

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595503971

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 582

"Homeless Across America" is the story of a man who went from being a successful stock broker and family man to being a homeless vagabond, traveling around the country and living out of the back of his truck. Lake's journey took him to the homes of some of our greatest Presidents such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Harry Truman. He walked the fields of several decisive battles that occurred on our nation's soil such as the Battle of New Orleans and the fight at the Alamo. He traveled much of the very coarse that the Lewis and Clark expedition had traveled more than two hundred years ago while mapping out our nation. Lake's travels and the experiences they provided for him played a bigger part in his personal life as well. They helped him overcome many of the negative feelings he had about his own personal circumstances by causing him to realize that practically anyone who had ever lived as opposed to simply exist had gone through some sort of turmoil in their past but had made it through to go on to see brighter days.

Grandmas Across America

Grandmas Across America

Author: Sandra Mason

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412021234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 141

View: 148

A young-at-heart grandmother wishes to fulfill a life-long dream of crossing America by bicycle. The only one she knows who has the time, energy and guts to go with her is a fellow grandma, younger, stronger, and the complete emotional opposite. Would their opposite personalities cause problems? You bet! Would they make it? Well, you don't get to be old enough to be a grandma by giving up. Read about their adventures and misadventures as they discover their own individual strengths and weaknesses.

Lies Across America

Lies Across America

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781620974933

Category: History

Page: 497

View: 877

A fully updated and revised edition of the book USA Today called “jim-dandy pop history,” by the bestselling, American Book Award–winning author "The most definitive and expansive work on the Lost Cause and the movement to whitewash history." —Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans From the author of the national bestseller Lies My Teacher Told Me, a completely updated—and more timely than ever—version of the myth-busting history book that focuses on the inaccuracies, myths, and lies on monuments, statues, national landmarks, and historical sites all across America. In Lies Across America, James W. Loewen continues his mission, begun in the award-winning Lies My Teacher Told Me, of overturning the myths and misinformation that too often pass for American history. This is a one-of-a-kind examination of historic sites all over the country where history is literally written on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, historic houses, forts, and ships. New changes and updates include: • a town in Louisiana that was the site of a major but now-forgotten slave uprising • a totally revised tour of the memory and intentional forgetting of slavery and the Civil War in Richmond, Virginia • the hideout of a gang in Delaware that made money by kidnapping free blacks and selling them into slavery Entertaining and enlightening, Lies Across America also has a serious role to play in contemporary debates about white supremacy and Confederate memorials.

Invisible Journey Across America

Invisible Journey Across America

Author: Passon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483636863

Category: Travel

Page: 214

View: 907

As you are looking into this book I want you to know that I am not a professional writer or try to impress you with my story. This book is about an unexpected journey that I had with my Son. We travel the road of America and do the amazing things that I was only dreaming about. We had went to may beautiful places, heard wonderful stories, and get to know the people that live across America who had help us along the way with their open arms. I want to share this very special time and incredible experience I had with you. It had opened my mind to see life differently and open my heart to live in harmony. But important of all is a message that I must pass on to you.

Amish Cooks Across America

Amish Cooks Across America

Author: Kevin Williams

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449421090

Category: Cooking

Page: 196

View: 993

Exploring the traditions of Amish settlements across America, the author presents a cookbook that doubles as a travelogue, sampling the cultural and culinary history among Amish and Mennonite communities.