Plain Directions for the Construction and Erection of Lightning-rods by John Phin

Plain Directions for the Construction and Erection of Lightning-rods
  • Title : Plain Directions for the Construction and Erection of Lightning-rods
  • Author : John Phin
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Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt

Lightning Rods
  • Title : Lightning Rods
  • Author : Helen DeWitt
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0811219526
  • Pages : 280
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The long-awaited second novel by the author of “arguably the most exciting debut novel of the decade: The Last Samurai.” (Sam Anderson, New York). “All I want is to be a success. That’s all I ask.” Joe fails to sell a single set of the Encyclopedia Britannica in six months. Then fails to sell a single Electrolux and must eat 126 pieces of homemade pie, served up by his would-be customers who feel sorry for him. Holed up in his trailer, Joe finds an outlet for his frustrations in a series of ingenious sexual fantasies, and at last strikes gold. His brainstorm, Lightning Rods, Inc., will take Joe to the very top — and to the very heart of corporate insanity — with an outrageous solution to the spectre of sexual harassment in the modern office. An uproarious, hard-boiled modern fable of corporate life, sex, and race in America, Helen DeWitt’s Lightning Rods brims with the satiric energy of Nathanael West and the philosophic import of an Aristophanic comedy of ideas. Her wild yarn is second cousin to the spirit of Mel Brooks and the hilarious reality-blurring of Being John Malkovich. Dewitt continues to take the novel into new realms of storytelling — as the timeliness of Lightning Rods crosses over into timelessness.


Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt

Lightning Rods
  • Title : Lightning Rods
  • Author : Helen DeWitt
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0811219526
  • Pages : 280
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The long-awaited second novel by the author of “arguably the most exciting debut novel of the decade: The Last Samurai.” (Sam Anderson, New York). “All I want is to be a success. That’s all I ask.” Joe fails to sell a single set of the Encyclopedia Britannica in six months. Then fails to sell a single Electrolux and must eat 126 pieces of homemade pie, served up by his would-be customers who feel sorry for him. Holed up in his trailer, Joe finds an outlet for his frustrations in a series of ingenious sexual fantasies, and at last strikes gold. His brainstorm, Lightning Rods, Inc., will take Joe to the very top — and to the very heart of corporate insanity — with an outrageous solution to the spectre of sexual harassment in the modern office. An uproarious, hard-boiled modern fable of corporate life, sex, and race in America, Helen DeWitt’s Lightning Rods brims with the satiric energy of Nathanael West and the philosophic import of an Aristophanic comedy of ideas. Her wild yarn is second cousin to the spirit of Mel Brooks and the hilarious reality-blurring of Being John Malkovich. Dewitt continues to take the novel into new realms of storytelling — as the timeliness of Lightning Rods crosses over into timelessness.


A Treatise on Atmospherical Electricity ; Including Lightning Rods, and Paragrêles by John Murray (Firm)

A Treatise on Atmospherical Electricity ; Including Lightning Rods, and Paragrêles
  • Title : A Treatise on Atmospherical Electricity ; Including Lightning Rods, and Paragrêles
  • Author : John Murray (Firm)
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A Treatise on Atmospherical Electricity; including lightning rods, and paragrêles by John MURRAY (F.S.A., F.L.S., etc.)

A Treatise on Atmospherical Electricity; including lightning rods, and paragrêles
  • Title : A Treatise on Atmospherical Electricity; including lightning rods, and paragrêles
  • Author : John MURRAY (F.S.A., F.L.S., etc.)
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Directions for Constructing Lightning Rods by Joseph Henry,Philip Pearsall Carpenter,Smithsonian Institution,Theodore Gill

Directions for Constructing Lightning Rods
  • Title : Directions for Constructing Lightning Rods
  • Author : Joseph Henry,Philip Pearsall Carpenter,Smithsonian Institution,Theodore Gill
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Recent Practice in the Erection of Lightning Conductors ... by Alfred Judson Henry

Recent Practice in the Erection of Lightning Conductors ...
  • Title : Recent Practice in the Erection of Lightning Conductors ...
  • Author : Alfred Judson Henry
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On practice in United States, Holland, Hungary, and Germany.


Old-House Journal by N.A

Old-House Journal
  • Title : Old-House Journal
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : 108
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Old-House Journal is the original magazine devoted to restoring and preserving old houses. For more than 35 years, our mission has been to help old-house owners repair, restore, update, and decorate buildings of every age and architectural style. Each issue explores hands-on restoration techniques, practical architectural guidelines, historical overviews, and homeowner stories--all in a trusted, authoritative voice.


A Treatise on Lightning Conductor; Compiled From A Work on ThunderStorms. by Luoius Lyon.

A Treatise on Lightning Conductor; Compiled From A Work on ThunderStorms.
  • Title : A Treatise on Lightning Conductor; Compiled From A Work on ThunderStorms.
  • Author : Luoius Lyon.
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The Description of a New Lightning Conductor ; and Observations on the Phenomena of the Thunder Storm by John Murray

The Description of a New Lightning Conductor ; and Observations on the Phenomena of the Thunder Storm
  • Title : The Description of a New Lightning Conductor ; and Observations on the Phenomena of the Thunder Storm
  • Author : John Murray
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  • Pages : 63
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The lightning rod. On 'the necessity for a regular inspection of lightning conductors' [&c.]. Abstract of papers by Richard Anderson (F.C.S.)

The lightning rod. On 'the necessity for a regular inspection of lightning conductors' [&c.]. Abstract of papers
  • Title : The lightning rod. On 'the necessity for a regular inspection of lightning conductors' [&c.]. Abstract of papers
  • Author : Richard Anderson (F.C.S.)
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Subject-Matter Index of Patents for Inventions issued by the United States Patent Office from 1790 to 1873, inclusive by N.A

Subject-Matter Index of Patents for Inventions issued by the United States Patent Office from 1790 to 1873, inclusive
  • Title : Subject-Matter Index of Patents for Inventions issued by the United States Patent Office from 1790 to 1873, inclusive
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Lightning Conductors by Richard Anderson (F.C.S.)

Lightning Conductors
  • Title : Lightning Conductors
  • Author : Richard Anderson (F.C.S.)
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  • Pages : 470
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The Action of Lightning and the Means of Defending Life and Property from Its Effects by Arthur Parnell

The Action of Lightning and the Means of Defending Life and Property from Its Effects
  • Title : The Action of Lightning and the Means of Defending Life and Property from Its Effects
  • Author : Arthur Parnell
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  • Pages : 303
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Lightning Conductors by United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel

Lightning Conductors
  • Title : Lightning Conductors
  • Author : United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel
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  • Pages : 12
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Lightning, Thunder and Lightning Conductors by Gerald Molloy

Lightning, Thunder and Lightning Conductors
  • Title : Lightning, Thunder and Lightning Conductors
  • Author : Gerald Molloy
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  • Pages : 62
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PATENTS FOR INVENTIONS by M.D. LEGGETT

PATENTS FOR INVENTIONS
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A Practical Treatise on Lightning-conductors by Henry W. Spang

A Practical Treatise on Lightning-conductors
  • Title : A Practical Treatise on Lightning-conductors
  • Author : Henry W. Spang
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  • Pages : 48
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Presidential Lightning Rods by Richard J. Ellis,Associate Professor of Political Science Richard J Ellis

Presidential Lightning Rods
  • Title : Presidential Lightning Rods
  • Author : Richard J. Ellis,Associate Professor of Political Science Richard J Ellis
  • Publisher : Studies in Government & Public
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  • Pages : 271
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H. R. Haldeman, President Nixon's former chief of staff, is said to have boasted: "Every president needs a son of a bitch, and I'm Nixon's. I'm his buffer and I'm his bastard. I get done what he wants done and I take the heat instead of him." Richard Ellis explores the widely discussed but poorly understood phenomenon of presidential "lightning rods"-cabinet officials who "take the heat" instead of their bosses. Whether by intent or circumstance, these officials divert criticism and blame away from their presidents. The phenomenon is so common that it's assumed to be an essential item in every president's managerial toolbox. But, Ellis argues, such assumptions can oversimplify our understanding of this tool. Ellis advises against indiscriminate use of the lightning rod metaphor. Such labeling can hide as much as it reveals about presidential administration and policymaking at the cabinet level. The metaphor often misleads by suggesting strategic intent on the president's part while obscuring the calculations and objectives of presidential adversaries and the lightning rods themselves. Ellis also illuminates the opportunities and difficulties that various presidential posts-especially secretaries of state, chiefs of staff, and vice presidents-have offered for deflecting blame from our presidents. His study offers numerous detailed and instructive examples from the administrations of Truman (Dean Acheson); Eisenhower (Richard Nixon, John Foster Dulles, Herbert Brownell, and Ezra Taft Benson); LBJ (Hubert Humphrey); Ford (Henry Kissinger); and Reagan (James Watt). These examples, Ellis suggests, should guide our understanding of the relationship between lightning rods and presidential leadership, policymaking, and ratings. Blame avoidance, he warns, does have its limitations and may even backfire at times. Nevertheless, President Clinton and his successors may need to rely on such tools. The presidency, Ellis points out, finds itself the object of increasingly intense partisan debate and microscopic scrutiny by a wary press. Lightning rods can deflect such heat and help the president test policies, gauge public opinion, and protect his political power and public image. Ellis's book is an essential primer for helping us understand this process.


J. W. Fiske, 1893: Copper Weather Vanes, Bannerets, Lightning Rods, Stable Fixtures by J. W. Fiske Iron Works,J. W. Fiske

J. W. Fiske, 1893: Copper Weather Vanes, Bannerets, Lightning Rods, Stable Fixtures
  • Title : J. W. Fiske, 1893: Copper Weather Vanes, Bannerets, Lightning Rods, Stable Fixtures
  • Author : J. W. Fiske Iron Works,J. W. Fiske
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  • Pages : 140
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Circular of William A. Orcutt, Manufacturer of Orcutt's Patent Lightning Rods by William A. Orcutt

Circular of William A. Orcutt, Manufacturer of Orcutt's Patent Lightning Rods
  • Title : Circular of William A. Orcutt, Manufacturer of Orcutt's Patent Lightning Rods
  • Author : William A. Orcutt
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The American Cotton Planter by N. B. Cloud

The American Cotton Planter
  • Title : The American Cotton Planter
  • Author : N. B. Cloud
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The Atlantic Monthly by N.A

The Atlantic Monthly
  • Title : The Atlantic Monthly
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A Chapter on Thunder and Lightning, Their Causes and Effects by David Munson

A Chapter on Thunder and Lightning, Their Causes and Effects
  • Title : A Chapter on Thunder and Lightning, Their Causes and Effects
  • Author : David Munson
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  • Pages : 20
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A Chapter on Thunder and Lightning by N.A

A Chapter on Thunder and Lightning
  • Title : A Chapter on Thunder and Lightning
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Protection of Buildings and Farm Property from Lightning by Roy Norton Covert,Harry Lee Garver,Louis P. Harrison

Protection of Buildings and Farm Property from Lightning
  • Title : Protection of Buildings and Farm Property from Lightning
  • Author : Roy Norton Covert,Harry Lee Garver,Louis P. Harrison
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  • Pages : 32
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Transactions by Royal Institute of British Architects

Transactions
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The Cultivator by N.A

The Cultivator
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Information about lightning conductors [by J.L. Gay-Lussac and C.S. Poillet] tr. by R. Anderson by Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac

Information about lightning conductors [by J.L. Gay-Lussac and C.S. Poillet] tr. by R. Anderson
  • Title : Information about lightning conductors [by J.L. Gay-Lussac and C.S. Poillet] tr. by R. Anderson
  • Author : Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac
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Science by John Michels

Science
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Since Jan. 1901 the official proceedings and most of the papers of the American Association for the Advancement of Science have been included in Science.


The Journal of Education for the Province of Quebec by Pierre Joseph Oliver Chauveau,Henry Hopper Miles,Patrick Delaney,George W. Colfer

The Journal of Education for the Province of Quebec
  • Title : The Journal of Education for the Province of Quebec
  • Author : Pierre Joseph Oliver Chauveau,Henry Hopper Miles,Patrick Delaney,George W. Colfer
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Johnson's Universal Cyclopaedia by N.A

Johnson's Universal Cyclopaedia
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The Electrical Review by N.A

The Electrical Review
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Johnson's Universal Cyclop:dia by N.A

Johnson's Universal Cyclop:dia
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The Inter Ocean Curiosity Shop ... by Robert Percival Porter,Thomas C. MacMillan,William P. Jones

The Inter Ocean Curiosity Shop ...
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  • Author : Robert Percival Porter,Thomas C. MacMillan,William P. Jones
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The Electrical Engineer by N.A

The Electrical Engineer
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The Electrician and Electrical Engineer by N.A

The Electrician and Electrical Engineer
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Library of Congress Subject Headings by N.A

Library of Congress Subject Headings
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The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt

The Last Samurai
  • Title : The Last Samurai
  • Author : Helen DeWitt
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0811225518
  • Pages : 576
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Called “remarkable” (The Wall Street Journal) and “an ambitious, colossal debut novel” (Publishers Weekly), Helen DeWitt’s The Last Samurai is back in print at last Helen DeWitt’s 2000 debut, The Last Samurai, was “destined to become a cult classic” (Miramax). The enterprising publisher sold the rights in twenty countries, so “Why not just, ‘destined to become a classic?’” (Garth Risk Hallberg) And why must cultists tell the uninitiated it has nothing to do with Tom Cruise? Sibylla, an American-at-Oxford turned loose on London, finds herself trapped as a single mother after a misguided one-night stand. High-minded principles of child-rearing work disastrously well. J. S. Mill (taught Greek at three) and Yo Yo Ma (Bach at two) claimed the methods would work with any child; when these succeed with the boy Ludo, he causes havoc at school and is home again in a month. (Is he a prodigy, a genius? Readers looking over Ludo’s shoulder find themselves easily reading Greek and more.) Lacking male role models for a fatherless boy, Sibylla turns to endless replays of Kurosawa’s masterpiece Seven Samurai. But Ludo is obsessed with the one thing he wants and doesn’t know: his father’s name. At eleven, inspired by his own take on the classic film, he sets out on a secret quest for the father he never knew. He’ll be punched, sliced, and threatened with retribution. He may not live to see twelve. Or he may find a real samurai and save a mother who thinks boredom a fate worse than death.


Electrical Engineer by N.A

Electrical Engineer
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