Curtis Gathje's At the Plaza: An Illustrated History of the World's Most PDF

By Curtis Gathje

ISBN-10: 1466867000

ISBN-13: 9781466867000

On the Plaza is a pictorial list and an anecdotal background of the world's most famed resort: New York's Plaza. As a narrative, it traverses the breadth and scope of Gotham's excessive society throughout the American Century. As a photograph assortment, it's like no different, taking pictures the hotel's extraordinary presence at the ever-changing manhattan scene.

For nearly 100 years, The Plaza has reflected the social background of long island: its tastes in layout, leisure, eating places and lodgings, in addition to its adjustment to Prohibition, the good melancholy, international Wars, the chilly conflict, women's rights, smokers' rights, animals' rights and British rock-and-roll. the 1st visitors to signal the register-Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt-set the traditional for the lengthy procession of luminaries that undefined: Mark Twain, Diamond Jim Brady, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Marlene Dietrich, Frank Lloyd Wright, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Beatles, between many others.

In on the Plaza, the hotel's legit historian has compiled a big number of images and vignettes chronicling the colourful background of a development, an establishment, and a urban.

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The last figure is tile most useful to employ and we can assume that there were at least 1,848 enemy soldiers. The discrepancy between the figures of chariots and horses is simple to resolve. Many of the animals had djed, probably being shot by the Egyp­ tians, and some may have escaped. The defeat was total, even though some of the chiefs managed to reach the security of Megiddo before being caught by the Pharaoh's army. Nonetheless, I feel that we can assume tllat Thutmose faced at least 2,000 opponents.

3 feet, whereas rhe width of a man at the shoulders is ca. 4572 m. fhese parameters wiII be used in the subsequent discussion of the lcngth of Nell Kingdom armies. 4. A useful inscription dared to the sixth regnal year of Seti I (early lJyna~ry XIX) deSCribes an expedition of 1,000 men ("soldiers") being sent out to acqlllre sandstone for one Oftl1C king's building projects. Sec Kitchen, Rnmessidt' Imcnptirl1/s J, Blackwell, Oxford (1975),59-61, with Ramessidt' Inscriptions, '/i'(lllslatcd alld Amwtated.

The following additional works may be cited: Frank J. Yurco, "Se1U1acherib's Third Campaign and the Coregency of Shabaka and Shebitku," Sempis 6 (1980), 227 (on Nile travel in Nubia); Ricardo A. Carninos, "The Nitocris Adoption Stela," JEA 50 (1964) 74 (travel from the nortl1, probably from Memphis, to Thebes at the beginning of Dynasty XXVI); lrmagard Hein, Die Ramessidische BaHtMigkeit in Nt/bien, Otto Harrassowitz (1991), 134 (reasonable travel times in Nubia); Louise Bradbury, "Reflections on Traveling to 'God's Land' and Punt in the Middle Kingdom," jot/mal of the American Research Center in Egypt 25 (1988), 127­ 31 (Red Sea travel); K.

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