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The Granite Men

Author : Jim Fiddes
ISBN : 9780750991186
Genre : History
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Granite is the most unyielding of building materials. The great granite quarries of the North East are silent now, as are virtually all of the 100 granite yards that existed in Aberdeen around the year 1900. Yet in its time, the granite industry of north-east Scotland was the engine that built civilisations. As early as the sixteenth century, granite from Aberdeen and its vicinities was building castles. In the heyday of the mid-nineteenth century, the granite men of the North East hewed this material from the bowels of the earth and used it to fashion the iconic structures that defined the age. It paved the streets and embankments of London. It was used to build bridges over the Thames. It was carved into monuments for kings and commoners not only in Britain but all over the world. None of it possible without the men that toiled in those quarries and yards. This is the story of those granite men and their industry.
Category: History

The Granite Men

Author : Garry Hogg
ISBN : LCCN:gb54014535
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Men Of Granite

Author : Duane E. Shaffer
ISBN : 1570037515
Genre : History
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'Men of Granite' presents a chronicle of Civil War service by Granite State soldiers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and South Carolina.
Category: History

Workmen S Compensation

Author : Wisconsin. Dept. of Industry, Labor and Human Relations
ISBN : UIUC:30112078102495
Genre : Employers' liability
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Men Of Granite

Author : Dan Manoyan
ISBN : UOM:39076002868649
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Any resemblance of the hardscrabble Southern Illinois community of Granite City, with its teeming, carbon-belching steel mills, to Heaven, is purely coincidental. But it looked like the Pearlie Gates to the Hungarian, Armenian, Yugoslavian and Macedonian immigrants, who left behind genocide and oppression, intent on building a better life for their families. Perceptions die hard and the impression of the inhabitants of the Lincoln Place ghetto, the wrong side of the Granite City tracks, was not a good one. Enter the Men of Granite. Athletics can be a powerful agent for change in society and the weapon of choice for a determined group of young men from Lincoln Place was basketball. They were weaned on the sport at the Lincoln Place Center, a settlement house built by their parents with materials provided by the steel mills. They mastered the game by playing it, day after day, hour after hour. They learned discipline at the hands of the master, bespectacled mighty-mite Sophia Prather, a former school teacher who considered her work at Lincoln Place Center a higher calling. Although the sons of Lincoln Place Center played the game at a high skill level, their ascension to the Granite City High School basketball team wasn't a given. The old school perception was that basketball was an American game and foreigners didn't have the essentials necessary to succeed. It took an athlete with the stature of Andy Phillip, born Andras Fulop of sturdy Hungarian stock, to debunk that notion. Phillip, who would go on to star for the University of Illinois' Whiz Kids and play 11 years in the NBA, was a Granite City starter from the time he was a sophomore. He opened the eyes of Granite City'sbasketball coach, and eventually opened doors to the untapped wealth of basketball talent from Lincoln Place. By Phillip's senior year, all five starters - the Hungarian, two Armenians, a Yugoslav and a Macedonian - were products of Lincoln Place. They were an unorthodox and superstitious lot - running plays in Armenian to confuse opponents among other things - but their steely resolve and dedication to teamwork made them champions. They became the first team in Illinois High School history to suffer a tournament loss and emerge as the state champions. To do that, the Warriors overcame deficits after three quarters in their quarter-final, semi-final and championship encounters. Their hard-knocks background prepared them well to be the quintessential comeback kids of high school sports. Basketball was only a game for the Men of Granite, but they played it well.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Granite Monthly

Author : Henry Harrison Metcalf
ISBN : PRNC:32101066151620
Genre : New Hampshire
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The Granite Monthly

Author :
ISBN : NYPL:33433081770293
Genre : Local history
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Category: Local history

The Harvard Advocate

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044107292880
Genre : College students' writings, American
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Harvard Advocate

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ISBN : UOM:39015051388596
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105027549166
Genre : Building stones
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Fire Management Notes

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133473491
Genre : Forest fires
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