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Warren G. Magnuson and the Shaping of Twentieth-century America

Warren G. Magnuson and the Shaping of Twentieth-century America
Scates, Shelby

Warren G. Magnuson served as U.S. senator from the state of Washington for six terms. The sheer sweep of his accomplishments is astonishing: authoring the 1964 Civil Rights Act, protecting Puget Sound, saving Boeing for Seattle, championing consumer protection legislation, reorganizing the railroads, and godfathering the electrification of the Pacific Northwest by pressing for Columbia and Snake River dams. He pushed for federal aid to education, kept Pentagon budgets down, and established the National Institutes of Health while arguing throughout the McCarthy era against U.S. isolation from China. He was also a whiskey-and-poker companion to Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson.


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Seattle City of Literature: Reflections From A Community of Writers

Seattle City of Literature: Reflections From A Community of Writers

"This bookish history of Seattle includes essays, history and personal stories from such literary luminaries as Frances McCue, Tom Robbins, Garth Stein, Rebecca Brown, Jonathan Evison, Tree Swenson, Jim Lynch, and Sonora Jha among many others. Timed with Seattle's bid to become the second US city to receive the UNESCO designation as a City of Literature, this deeply textured anthology pays homage to the literary riches of Seattle. Strongly grounded in place, funny, moving, and illuminating, it lends itself both to a close reading and to casual browsing, as it tells the story of books, reading, writing, and publishing in one of the nation's most literary cities"--


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Snapshots in Time: Photographic Memories of Puget Sound

Snapshots in Time: Photographic Memories of Puget Sound
Thompson, Kathleen

"When Albert E. Price opened Price Photo Service in 1925, he began not only the legacy of a successful Seattle enterprise but also a valuable photographic record for today's historians. Now, ninety years later, after sifting through thousands of photographs--as well as recording her experiences working in the photo process lab--his granddaughter has created a masterful collection that will interest bibliophile and camera bug alike."--Back cover.


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Outcasts & Innocents: Photographs of the Northwest

Outcasts & Innocents: Photographs of the Northwest
Greve, Alice Wheeler

Occupied by its indigenous peoples as well as waves of pioneers, the Northwest has long fostered a sense of opportunity and isolation, and Alice Wheeler's subjects, whether girl bands or anarchists, teen punks or princesses, embody both. Internationally known for photographs of Nirvana, Bikini Kill, and the punk-feminist bands of Riot Grrl, Wheeler has always been drawn to people who possess their own definitions of strength and beauty. Hers are the lesser-seen realities of Seattle's recent history: not the scrubbed-up coffeehouse earnestness represented in films and sitcoms, but the glory of the drag scene; the devastation of AIDS; the freedom of choice celebrated at Hempfest, gay pride parades, and protest rallies; and yes, a music scene that continues to captivate music lovers internationally. With a unique vision that reflects her empathy, curiosity and alternative viewpoint, often blurred (literally) by the low light and ever-present rain, Wheeler witnesses the emergence of contemporary Northwest culture.


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Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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Too High & Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle's Topography

Too High & Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle's Topography
Williams, David B.

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Holds: 15 on 38 copies

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