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Ariston was once a Guardian of the Kalliopolis, a perfect city designed according to the instructions of the Philosophers--Philosophers who, in their wisdom, found the human Guardians of Ariston's generation imperfect and replaced them with warrior machines with engines for minds. Phaleas Peneste, a poor farmer's orphan the new Guardians rescued from the devastating winter that killed his family, now serves as a mechanic and servant to them. Unhappy with their positions in the Kalliopolis's new order, each man decides to escape, a coincidence that leads to their first meeting. Afraid to risk his life in the wilderness beyond the Kalliopolis, Phaleas hesitates and is recaptured by the Guardians while Ariston discovers he doesn't have anywhere to run. Back inside, drawn by their shared resistance, the two begin a secret affair. Phaleas hopes that together, they might give each other the strength to escape the Kalliopolis forever... but first he has to convince Ariston to try again.
This is not a history book nor is it a book of historical photos. However, as the years pass, it will become history. As the photographer and author of this, the first in a series of books about the streets of Grants Pass, I feel the reason for such an undertaking needs to be explained, and that is to simply record what the buildings looked like in 2014. At the end of the 19th Century, Grants Pass became a small city. It existed in name from 1864 when it got its first post office. Therefore, this book of streets, celebrates the 150 year of the name Grants Pass. The post office was in a private home and by no means indicated there was a town. Grants Pass was a community of wide spread farms with the nearest post office at Rock Point (Gold Hill area) 17 miles from what is now downtown Grants Pass. This is a picture book. There are few comments. It just shows how North 6th Street in Grants Pass, Oregon looked in 2014.
Jazz in the Pass emanates the historic musical legacies as put forth by Capt. John Handy, saxophone; Joe B. Jackson, pianist; and the Watson Brothers' Band, who were all from this community. The festival has grown with each year, with the potential of becoming a major event. Capt. John Handy, a Black man with roots in Pass Christian, became internationally famous for his performances with his alto sax. At his funeral in 1970, Harold DeJean, head of the Olympia Brass Band, echoed out, "We come to lay him down right!" The ritual is a tradition for New Orleans old musicians that seldom varies. The band lead the hearse in a somber funereal march to the cemetery, playing hymns all along the way. The lead trumpet rolled out the first notes of "Closer Walk With Thee." Then they let loose with a sprightly march as they came away from the grave, blaring lively Dixieland tunes. The trumpets aimed heavenward, clarinets playing lower register, and the trombones flamed like burnished gold. The mourners strutted and trucked all along the band route. Friends had come from as far as England and as near as around the corner - also in tribute were the bells from other churches in the city that began ringing - "there were the sounds of music everywhere.
"Steel City Gospel" tells the complex story of Pittsburgh citizens' struggle to define and eliminate the problems plaguing their city during the Progressive Era. Despite liberal churches' desire to "stay out of politics," Pittsburgh's socially conscious Protestant laity undertook and promoted the city's most significant reform. Demonstrating the power religious language, ideas, and institutions had in shaping progressive reform in Pittsburgh, this cross-disciplinary study addresses significant debates in the fields of Progressive-Era political history and American religious history, while telling the story of an industrial city in a crucial era of change.
This is a book that speaks on the importance of passing on knowledge to empower future generation leaders. It is a concept that will help people transform their work environment to one of a passing on knowledge culture.
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