Potomac Turning is the story of four young individuals who discover themselves as they mature from the shared childhood of three of them in San Antonio, Texas, and as the fourth joins during their university days in Washington DC. These two men and two women, who come from different social and racial backgrounds, find their lives to become forever linked until the present day. Two other young individuals mould into the story as it progresses to Calcutta in the last phase. There are overtures even to Latin America. There is sexual discovery and experimentation as well as unrequited love. Descriptions of a Catholic school in Texas are poignant and reminiscent of possibilities. Georgetown in Washington DC, which serves as the backdrop as the students mature to young adults, is described with intimacy and familiarity. The passages about Calcutta, where the story moves rapidly towards finality, are extremely well-written and convey the flavor of that city and its people and the times. This is a highly recommended read for lovers of romance in exotic venues (Laurent Oliver, reviewer, Washington DC).
Throwing open Potomac Turning to the rest of the world had been averted. Thus far, it had been Patrick and Terrence's secret spot, their hideout. The river at Potomac Turning, ...
Author: Adwit Pundit
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
The Potomac River meanders in its 383-mile journey past natural settings of the forests, rocks and falls (Great Falls, Little Falls, Three Sisters Rocks, Mather Gorge), the convergence of other rivers into the Potomac (the Shenandoah River at Harpers Ferry, the Eastern Branch of the Potomac at Washington, D.C., now called Anacostia River) and the architecture of man-made points of interest (Mount Vernon, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Harper's Ferry, Fort Washington). Douglas Campbell (writer) and Thomas Sherman (artist) followed the entire length of the winding Potomac through its four distinct geographical areas: the Appalachian highlands of the westernmost portion of Maryland and the northern portion of West Virginia, Maryland's Cumberland Valley (called Shenandoah Valley in Virginia), the rolling Piedmont country beyond the Catocin mountains and the brackish Tidewater area where the waters become affected by the tidal pulls of the sun and moon.
The North Branch of the Potomac stopped flowing straight and made an abrupt 90-degree turn to the left. There was nothing but low lying farmland in front of us. It didn't seem possible that Mother Nature would have turned the river 90 ...
Author: Douglas E. Campbell
... it pierces gle with the Chesapeake tides at Georgetown , the latter mountain , and , once more turning to within the D. C. The general comparative course SE , enters on Perry co . , over which it flows 15 of the Potomac ...
Author: William Darby
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Virginia and Maryland created additional troops of rangers to patrol the upper Potomac “in this time of eminent danger.”10 For once the reports of large bodies of strange Indians lurking on the upper Potomac turned out to be true.
Author: James D. Rice
Publisher: JHU Press
Beginning for the same at the southeast corner of Potomac Avenue and Broadway in said town of Quantico , Prince ... or less to the southerly line of Potomac Avenue ; thence turning at right angles in a general westerly direction and ...
Author: United States
Chris Miller Piedmont Environmental Council Sunny Pitcher Potomac Paddlesports Rena Steinzor U. of Md . Law School Mac Thornton Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal , LLP Intersex fish are now turning up in the Potomac waters of our ...
Author: United States
Category: Basses (Fish)
The story of the Potomac is the story of America—take a historic hike with this fascinating guide. The great Potomac River begins in the Alleghenies and flows 383 miles through some of America's most historic lands before emptying into the Chesapeake Bay. The course of the river drove the development of the region and the path of a young republic. Maryland's first Catholic settlers came to its banks in 1634 and George Washington helped settle the new capital on its shores. During the Civil War the river divided North and South, and it witnessed John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry and the bloody Battle of Antietam. In this book, Garrett Peck leads readers on a journey down the Potomac, from its first fount at Fairfax Stone in West Virginia to its mouth at Point Lookout in Maryland. Combining history with recreation, Peck has written an indispensible guide to the nation's river.
And the Potomac turned out to be not such a great route to the west —the river is too wild and unpredictable. Historian Joel Achenbach, writing in The Grand Idea, noted how fortunate we are that the Potomac is natural and largely ...
Author: Garrett Peck
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
From the Kennedy administration through the end of the Reagan era, the Potomac Institute gave vital, behind-the-scenes support to countless public-and-private-sector initiatives related to equal opportunity, urban social problems, and race relations. Part history and part memoir of Harold C. Fleming, the institute's leader, The Potomac Chronicle tells for the first time how the institute served as a creative broker of talent, ideas, and resources among minorities, activists, and interest groups. Owing to Fleming's dedication, coolheadedness, and low-key approach, no other such organization was as well linked to—and as trusted by—both government policymakers and southern civil rights leaders. In the context of major national trends and events, The Potomac Chronicle tells of the institute's role in the Kennedy administration's civil rights policy debates, in helping the Defense Department set up what would become model guidelines for civil rights compliance by federal contractors, and in informing, educating, and reassuring Americans about Lyndon Johnson's Civil Rights Act. Other accomplishments discussed include the institute's involvement in forming the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, tying civil rights requirements to government programs and private practices in education, housing, and employment, and, in the years before it closed in 1988, helping defend affirmative action.
Throughout these years there was another kind of inequity in schooling to which Potomac turned its attention: discrimination based on geographical distribution of public funds within states. Although the traditional way of funding ...
Author: Harold C. Fleming
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Category: Political Science
A Critical History Of Operations In Virginia, Maryland And Pennsylvania From The Commencement To The Close Of The War 1861 To 1865.
... the banks of the Potomac turned to some account. And this anxiety presently grew into an impatience, which at length broke out in loud clamor that at once embarrassed the Government and marred the harmonious relations between it and ...
Author: William Swinton
Publisher: Applewood Books
Code 13 Caroline is just getting her feet wet at the prestigious Code 13, but is thankful for at least one familiar face—her old flame, P.J. MacDonald. He loops her into the assignment he is currently working on—the legality of a proposed drone-sharing contract with Homeland Security that would allow the sale of drones for domestic surveillance. The contractor wants a legal opinion clearing the contract for congressional approval. But the mob wants the proposal dead-on-arrival. Detained A man and his son dreamed of America’s freedom, but the dream became a nightmare when they ended up at Guantánamo Bay.
Then a moment later made a hard turn back onto Potomac Avenue Southeast, with the Anacostia River now just a few yards off to his right. The short section of Potomac Avenue ended at the outer perimeter of Nationals Stadium and then cut ...
Author: Don Brown
"Stone's River: The Turning-Point of the Civil War" by Wilson J. Vance. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
McClellan, because of his failure to follow Lee after Antietam, was ordered to turn over the Command of the Army of the Potomac to Burnside. As the end of the year drew nigh, Rosecrans was established with his army at Nashville, ...
Author: Wilson J. Vance
Publisher: Good Press
A description of the military operations of the Civil War includes analyses of the leadership and strategies of both sides of the conflict
50 Lee's continuation north of the Potomac of his turning movement against Pope meant that he , Bragg , and Kirby Smith would be entering states with mixed sympathies but abundant supplies . In using a turning movement to force their ...
Author: Herman Hattaway
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
1879 POTOMAC RIVER AT MT . VERNON , MD Channel 6 to 7 feet deep , 150 feet wide , from Potomac River channel to Mount Vernon wharf , with turning basin at wharf . Channel increased to 9. to 10 - foot depth , 200 - foot width , turning ...
Author: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
Category: Civil engineering
These great events proved to be the of the Potomac . turning point of the war ; and Lincoln , recog- Toward the close of 1863 , General William W. Averill swept in a dashing and successful raid from the confines of Maryland nizing their ...
Author: Eugenia Almira Wheeler Goff
Category: United States
... being to excavate a channel from deep water of the Potomac River to the wharf at Mount Vernon , which should have a width of 150 feet , and a navigable depth of from 6 to 7 feet at low water , with turning basin at the wbarf .
Author: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
George Island Bridge to deep water in the Potomac River . It was completed in 1983 . Potomac River through a shoal to Herring Creek , about 1,950 feet , with an irregular - shaped turning basin of the same depth adjacent to a public ...
Category: Water resources development
... which resulted in securing a channel 145 feet wide , with a depth varying from 7 to 9 feet from the Potomac Channel to the wharf , and a circular turning - basin at the wharf of the same depth and with a radius of 150 feet .
POTOMAC RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES AND BELOW WASHINGTON , D.C. - Elimination of Water Chestnuts Since 1939 under ... water and 50 feet wide from Little Ferry Wharf to Milford Landing ; and a turning basin of same depth at Milford Landing .
Author: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
Follows the events of early 1864, from Grant's assumption of command to the beginning of Sherman's March
Later Grant took a military train down into Virginia to visit what promised to be his biggest problem of command , the Army of the Potomac . The Army of the Potomac was the Union's largest and best known force .
Author: Don Lowry
Every great battle takes on new perspectives and meaning when viewed from the prone position of the private soldier, as opposed to the broad sweep of after-battle reports. Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Spottslyvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg...Theodore Gerrish was at them all with Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain's 20th Maine Regiment. His vivid, compassionate, and often humorous telling is from the spot on the field where the minie-balls are thickest and the cannonading is deafening. This is one of the best private-soldier memoirs of the American Civil War in its scope and its minute details. The views Gerrish provides at the end of famous officers as seen from the private soldier's point of view include Grant, Meade, Hooker, Josuah Lawrence Chamberlain, and others with whom he came in contact. Some of the humor: “Chaplain, will you be kind enough to tell me what the two capital letters, B.C., stand for, when they are printed together upon anything?” “O, yes. It means before the birth of our Saviour, previous to the beginning of the Christian era.” He proceeded to give quite a profound theological exposition of the matter, and then inquired, “Why did you ask so unusual a question?” “O, nothin’,” answered the innocent Dick, “only we have seen it stamped on these sheets of hard-tack, and were curious to know why it was there.” Of the African-Americans who fought, Gerrish says: "As these two races march beside each other in the struggle of life, we only ask and demand that those who, in their poverty, did all they could to save the nation and assist its defenders, shall not be deprived of their sacred rights." Front-line letters and diaries of the Civil War bring an immediacy to a long-ago event and connect us to these everyday men and women who lived it. For less than you'd spend on gas going to the library, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.
GETTYSBURG TO RAPPAHANNOCK STATION ON the fifth of July the army of the Potomac turned from the battle-field of Gettysburg, upon which they left sixteen thousand of their comrades killed and wounded, and began the pursuit of General Lee ...
Author: Theodore Gerrish
Publisher: BIG BYTE BOOKS