Author: Pieter Estersohn, Julia Reed
Publisher: Monacelli Press
An intimate view of twenty residences in Bluegrass Country, the area surrounding Lexington, Kentucky, the wealthiest town west of the Alleghenies, known both as the Athens of the West and the Horse Capital of the World. Starting with cosy eighteenth-century log cabins and moving to through the apotheosis of the Greek Revival, Kentucky Home documents a still vital lifestyle that rests firmly on the foundations of horse racing, tobacco farming, Southern hospitality, and respect for magnificent architecture. Among the featured properties: • Waveland-a completely intact Greek Revival estate from the 1830s • Pleasant Hill-a pristine Shaker settlement • Pope Villa-one of only two extant residences by Benjamin Latrobe, architect of the U.S.Capitol • Elley Villa-Gothic revival design by Alexander Jackson Davis • Gainesway Farm-Whitney racing stables • Ashway-Italiante villa built for statesman and orator Henry Clay
Author: James Lane Allen
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
All this New-year's Day of 1850 the sun shone cloudless but wrought no thaw. Even the landscapes of frost on the window-panes did not melt a flower, and the little trees still keep their silvery boughs arched high above the jeweled avenues. During the afternoon a lean hare limped twice across the lawn, and there was not a creature stirring to chase it. Now the night is bitter cold, with no sounds outside but the cracking of the porches as they freeze tighter. Even the north wind seems grown too numb to move. I had determined to convert its coarse, big noise into something sweet—as may often be done by a little art with the things of this life—and so stretched a horse-hair above the opening between the window sashes; but the soul of my harp has departed. I hear but the comfortable roar and snap of hickory logs, at long intervals a deeper breath from the dog stretched on his side at my feet, and the crickets under the hearth-stones. They have to thank me for that nook. One chill afternoon I came upon a whole company of them on the western slope of a woodland mound, so lethargic that I thumped them repeatedly before they could so much as get their senses. There was a branch near by, and the smell of mint in the air, so that had they been young Kentuckians one might have had a clew to the situation. With an ear for winter minstrelsy, I brought two home in a handkerchief, and assigned them an elegant suite of apartments under a loose brick. But the finest music in the room is that which streams out to the ear of the spirit in many an exquisite strain from the hanging shelf of books on the opposite wall. Every volume there is an instrument which some melodist of the mind created and set vibrating with music, as a flower shakes out its perfume or a star shakes out its light. Only listen, and they soothe all care, as though the silken-soft leaves of poppies had been made vocal and poured into the ear. Towards dark, having seen to the comfort of a household of kind, faithful fellow-beings, whom man in his vanity calls the lower animals, I went last to walk under the cedars in the front yard, listening to that music which is at once so cheery and so sad—the low chirping of birds at dark winter twilights as they gather in from the frozen fields, from snow-buried shrubbery and hedge-rows, and settle down for the night in the depths of the evergreens, the only refuge from their enemies and shelter from the blast. But this evening they made no ado about their home-coming. To-day perhaps none had ventured forth. I am most uneasy when the red-bird is forced by hunger to leave the covert of his cedars, since he, on the naked or white landscapes of winter, offers the most far-shining and beautiful mark for Death. I stepped across to the tree in which a pair of these birds roost and shook it, to make sure they were at home, and felt relieved when they fluttered into the next with the quick startled notes they utter when aroused.
Author: Jon Carloftis, Susan Smith-Durisek, Kathleen Brennan, Melissa Hamilton
21 public and private gardens of Kentucky. This handsome 336-page book is filled with luscious full-color photographs of some of the most beautiful gardens in the Bluegrass State. Written by Jon Carloftis. Photographs by Christopher Hirsheimer.
Author: Ed McClanahan
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Ed McClanahan's hilarious classic introduces us to writers and revolutionaries, hippies and honkies, gurus and go-go girls, barkeeps and barflies, as well as Carlos Toadvine, aka Little Enis, the All-American Left-Handed Upside-down Guitar Player, among the characters he has encountered in thirty peripatetic years of wandering the fringes of the academic and literary worlds from his native Kentucky to the West Coast (where his compatriots included Ken Kesey and Tom Wolfe) and back again.
Author: Clarence Chaffee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Lay the groundwork for your success on the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.)! Successful completion of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.) is your key to licensure as a landscape architect. Written by the creator and producer of the L.A.R.E. for the past sixteen years, Everything You Need to Know About the L.A.R.E. will fully prepare you to do your very best on the exam. Drawing on his extensive expertise in both landscape architecture and the L.A.R.E. exam itself, Clarence Chaffee explains how the test is prepared and scored, and what content you can expect on it. He also gives you valuable insight into the exam weighting and strategies you can follow to achieve the maximum score on the test. Chaffee walks you through every step of preparing for the exam, telling you how to: ∗ Sign–up for the exam ∗ Create a personalized strategy for passing the test ∗ Employ specific problem–solving strategies to earn maximum points ∗ Understand the design and weighting of problems ∗ Correctly interpret instructions and codes ∗ Think like a grader ∗ Avoid wasting time on aspects that graders don′t consider There is no more authoritative, easy–to–follow guide to the L.A.R.E. Read it, follow its advice, and you will be confidently prepared to demonstrate all the knowledge and skill needed for the Landscape Architect Registration Exam and receive your license to practice as a Landscape Architect.
Author: Carleton Varney
Publisher: Shannongrove Press, Incorporated
Designer Carleton Varney has gathered his latest and most colorful decorating projects to define once and for all his brand of color magic.
Author: Lois Duncan
Publisher: Open Road Media
Seventeen-year-old Sarah doesn’t believe in magic, but she thinks it’s fun to pretend to be a psychic—until her startling visions of the future turn deadly When Sarah Zoltanne moves from sunny California to a small town in Missouri, she feels like she’ll never fit in. Her mother is dating a jerk, the kids at her school despise her, and she misses her old home. So when a popular boy asks her to tell fortunes at a school fair, she jumps at the chance. But soon her crystal ball begins to swirl with strange visions and her outlandish predictions start to come true with startling accuracy. Now Sarah must confront a community that not only mistrusts her, but also fears her strange powers. Gallows Hill is a spine-chilling thriller based on the story of the Salem witch trials. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Duncan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Author: Adam Christopher
Publisher: Tor Books
It was just another Tuesday morning when she walked into the office—young, as I suspected they all might be, another dark brunette with some assistance and enough eye black to match up to Cleopatra. And who am I? I'm Ray, the world's last robot, famed and feared in equal measure, which suits me just fine—after all, the last place you'd expect to find Hollywood's best hit man is in the plain light of day. Raymond Electromatic is good at his job, the lone employee of the Electromatic Detective Agency—except for Ada, office gal and super-computer, the constant voice in Ray's inner ear. Ray might have taken up a new line of work, but money is money, after all, and he was programmed to make a profit. Besides, with his twenty-four-hour memory-tape limits, he sure can keep a secret. When a familiar-looking woman arrives at the agency wanting to hire Ray to find a missing movie star, he's inclined to tell her to take a hike. But she had the cold hard cash, a demand for total anonymity, and tendency to vanish on her own. Plunged into a glittering world of fame, fortune, and secrecy, Ray uncovers a sinister plot that goes much deeper than the silver screen—and this robot is at the wrong place, at the wrong time. Made to Kill is the thrilling new speculative noir from novelist and comic writer Adam Christopher. Ray Electromatic Mysteries Brisk Money Made to Kill Standard Hollywood Depravity Killing is My Business At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Christopher Rowe
Publisher: Small Beer Press
There are ten stories here including one readers have waited ten long years for: in new novel-la The Border State Rowe revisits the world of his much-lauded story The Voluntary State. Competitive cyclists twins Michael and Maggie have trained all their lives to race internationally. One thing holds them back: their mother who years before crossed the border … into Tennessee. Praise for Christopher Rowe: “Rowe’s stories are the kind of thing you want on a cold, winter’s night when the fire starts burning low. Terrific.” —Justina Robson (Glorious Angels) “As good as he is now, he’ll keep getting better. Read these excellent stories, and see what I mean.”—Jack Womack (Going, Going, Gone) “Rowe’s work might remind you of that of Andy Duncan. Both exemplify an archetypically Southern viewpoint on life’s mysteries, a worldview that admits marvels in the most common of circumstances and narrates those unreal intrusions in a kind of downhome manner that belies real sophistication.”— Asimov’s “As smooth and heady as good Kentucky bourbon.”— Locus Christopher Rowe’s stories have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Theodore Sturgeon awards, frequently reprinted, translated into a half-dozen languages, praised by the New York Times Book Review, and long listed in the Best American Short Stories. He holds an MFA from the Bluegrass Writer’s Studio. Rowe and his wife Gwenda Bond co-write the Supernormal Sleuthing Series for children, and reside in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky.
Author: American Institute of Architects
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Architects must be proficient in a variety of business practices to contribute to, manage, or launch a successful firm. They are responsible for the same kind of legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative activities as any other professional. Within these broad categories, however, there are many details, including professional standards and documents, that are unique to the profession of architecture.
Author: Evelyn B. Christensen
Publisher: Twelve Days of Christmas in Am
The TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN KENTUCKY . . . now in board! This popular holiday book is now available in a sturdy board edition for very young children. The original text has been simplified to focus on the merry lyrics in this fun take on the classic Christmas song. It's a happy, festive way for families to celebrate the place where they live. The holidays are special in the Bluegrass State! From 11 fiddlers fiddling and 10 lumps of black gold to 4 lucky shoes and a cardinal in a tulip poplar, this fun take on the Christmas tune showcases some of Kentucky's finest features.
Author: Jan Watson
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Lilly Corbett Still has grown to love her life as the small-town doctor of Skip Rock, a tiny coal community in the Kentucky mountains. Though her husband, Tern, is away for a few months at a mining job, Lilly has her hands full with her patients and her younger sister visiting for the summer. Lilly turns to her good friend and neighbor, Armina, to help keep things in order--until a mysterious chain of events leaves Armina bedridden and an abandoned baby on her doorstep. Lilly works to uncover the truth, unaware of what a mess she's found herself in until a break-in at her clinic puts her on high alert. As she struggles between what is right and what is safe, Lilly must discover the strength of her resilient country neighbors, her God, and herself.
Author: Graham T. Allison
Publisher: MIT Press
Nuclear materials have never been more plentiful or more accessible to rogue states and terrorists. In this study, the authors analyze the consequences of such nuclear leakage for United States national security and argue that it is possibly the nation's h
Author: Michael Gates Gill
Now in paperback, the national bestselling riches-to-rags true story of an advertising executive who had it all, then lost it all—and was finally redeemed by his new job, and his twenty-eight-year-old boss, at Starbucks. In his fifties, Michael Gates Gill had it all: a mansion in the suburbs, a wife and loving children, a six-figure salary, and an Ivy League education. But in a few short years, he lost his job, got divorced, and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. With no money or health insurance, he was forced to get a job at Starbucks. Having gone from power lunches to scrubbing toilets, from being served to serving, Michael was a true fish out of water. But fate brings an unexpected teacher into his life who opens his eyes to what living well really looks like. The two seem to have nothing in common: She is a young African American, the daughter of a drug addict; he is used to being the boss but reports to her now. For the first time in his life he experiences being a member of a minority trying hard to survive in a challenging new job. He learns the value of hard work and humility, as well as what it truly means to respect another person. Behind the scenes at one of America’s most intriguing businesses, an inspiring friendship is born, a family begins to heal, and, thanks to his unlikely mentor, Michael Gill at last experiences a sense of self-worth and happiness he has never known before. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.