The Electric Hotel

📒The Electric Hotel ✍ Dominic Smith

✏Book Title : The Electric Hotel
✏Author : Dominic Smith
✏Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
✏Release Date : 2019-06-04
✏Pages : 352
✏ISBN : 9780374719692
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Electric Hotel Book Summary : A sweeping work of historical fiction from the New York Times–bestselling author Dominic Smith, The Electric Hotel is a spellbinding story of art and love. For more than thirty years, Claude Ballard has been living at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel. A French pioneer of silent films who started out as a concession agent for the Lumière brothers, the inventors of cinema, Claude now spends his days foraging for mushrooms in the hills of Los Angeles and taking photographs of runaways and the striplings along Sunset Boulevard. But when a film history student comes to interview Claude about The Electric Hotel—the lost masterpiece that bankrupted him and ended the career of his muse, Sabine Montrose—the past comes surging back. In his run-down hotel suite, the ravages of the past are waiting to be excavated: celluloid fragments in desperate need of restoration, as well as Claude’s memories of the woman who inspired and beguiled him. The Electric Hotel is a portrait of a man entranced by the magic of moviemaking, a luminous romance, and a whirlwind trip through early cinema. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

📒Hotel ✍ Robert A. Davidson

✏Book Title : Hotel
✏Author : Robert A. Davidson
✏Publisher : University of Toronto Press
✏Release Date :
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 9781442610941
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Forestville ✍ Penny Hutten

✏Book Title : Forestville
✏Author : Penny Hutten
✏Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
✏Release Date : 2008-06-02
✏Pages : 128
✏ISBN : 9781439620557
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Forestville Book Summary : Visitors to Forestville are taken aback by its picturesque valleys laden with roaming vineyards. However, Forestville is more than a gateway to the Russian River; it is a diverse array of businesses, wineries, farming, and recreation. Forestville grew from the Spanish land grant traded by Capt. Juan Bautista Rogers Cooper from his brother-in-law Gen. Mariano Vallejo in 1834 into the town known by passing travelers as “Swindle Rig.” In 1867, the town was named Forestville after Andrew Jackson Forrister, a saloon owner. It was set apart from other settlements by having the first powered sawmill in California and the Faudré Chair factory, the largest manufacturing plant in Sonoma County of that era. Collectors still seek out the factory’s rawhide-bottom chairs. As a popular stop on the railway line, many vacationers from San Francisco passed through on their journeys to the Russian River. In 1963, the town continued to be different, setting aside land for a community youth park, so it is no wonder the town’s slogan is “Forestville the Great Life.”

📒The Electric City ✍ Harold L. Platt

✏Book Title : The Electric City
✏Author : Harold L. Platt
✏Publisher : University of Chicago Press
✏Release Date : 1991-04-09
✏Pages : 381
✏ISBN : 0226670759
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Electric City Book Summary : Describes consumers' shifting habits of fuel consumption, tracing how use of wood led to burning coal and coal gas, to the arrival, to the arrival of the arc lamp, and then the coming of electricity. Shows that the city government and utility brokers faced two problems: how to generate a cheap supply of electricity, and how to sell electrical energy to people who were already enjoying gas services. The solutions were found by Samuel Insull, president of Commonwealth Edison Company, who put electrical technology on a sound economic footing.

✏Book Title : Electric Cooking Heating and Cleaning
✏Author : Maud Lucas Lancaster
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1914
✏Pages : 329
✏ISBN : UCAL:$B31765
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Electric Cooking Heating and Cleaning Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway
✏Author : John Schmale
✏Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
✏Release Date : 2009-02-16
✏Pages : 128
✏ISBN : 9781439636527
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway Book Summary : With a schedule regulated by the tides and the needs of chickens, the Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway operated for 81 years as a delightfully quirky egg-hauling enterprise. Modern electric railroad technology paired with ancient low-tech steamboats made possible the overnight shipping of fresh produce to a voracious San Francisco market. The railroad helped Petaluma earn the moniker “the egg basket of the world.” Incorporated in 1903, the railroad provided efficient train service to this fertile farm region. The famous botanist Luther Burbank located his experimental farm near Sebastopol and proclaimed it is nature’s “chosen spot of all the earth.” The railroad survived the devastating 1906 earthquake, opposition from three larger railroads, the Great Depression, and fierce auto-truck competition. The corporation was, mercifully, abandoned in 1984, and most of the rails were removed by 1988. Happily, recent plans call for a tourist trolley to operate over a portion of surviving Petaluma tracks.

✏Book Title : Paul Smith s Adirondack Hotel and College
✏Author : Neil Surprenant
✏Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
✏Release Date : 2009-05-11
✏Pages : 128
✏ISBN : 9781439637074
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Paul Smith s Adirondack Hotel and College Book Summary : From 1859 to the present, the name Paul Smiths has meant different things to visitors and residents of the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York. In the 19th century, the name was synonymous with a grand hotel on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake and the wilderness guide who was its founder. In the early 20th century, the hotel business expanded to include land sales, a railroad, a telephone company, and the Paul Smith’s Electric Power and Light Company, which became the first electric provider in the region. After World War II, Paul Smith’s College was founded to provide quality liberal arts and technical associate-level degrees to returning veterans and recent high school graduates. Today Paul Smith’s College attracts students from across America to the only baccalaureate-degree-granting institution in the six-million-acre Adirondack Park.

📒Historic Chautauqua County ✍ Douglas Houck

✏Book Title : Historic Chautauqua County
✏Author : Douglas Houck
✏Publisher : HPN Books
✏Release Date : 2010-01
✏Pages : 72
✏ISBN : 9781935377207
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒War Of The Worlds ✍ John L. Flynn

✏Book Title : War of the Worlds
✏Author : John L. Flynn
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2005
✏Pages : 200
✏ISBN : 0976940000
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏War of the Worlds Book Summary : This book is a tribute to H. G. Wells, his most famous novel, and those adaptations that have been inspired by it. For more than a hundred years, readers, listeners, and moviegoers have been tantalized by the prospect of an invasion from Mars. When H. G. Wells first published The War of the Worlds in 1898, his Victorian audience responded very enthusiastically to the depth and resonance of the work because it reflected their fears and anxieties as they faced the turn of a new century. And while scenes of mass destruction and death are all too familiar to us in light of what happened on September 11, 2001, they were startlingly fresh and nightmarishly overpowering to those living in 1898. Thankfully, his Martian invasion was the stuff of fiction, not prophecy, and his invaders never arrived with their death rays, tripod machines, and poison gas. But that has not stopped his tale of interplanetary conflict from resonating with subsequent generations of people. From comic books to radio broadcasts, from movies and television to trading cards and record albums, the Martians keep coming back again...and again!

📒The Palace Hotel ✍ Richard Harned

✏Book Title : The Palace Hotel
✏Author : Richard Harned
✏Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
✏Release Date : 2009-02-16
✏Pages : 128
✏ISBN : 9781439636558
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Palace Hotel Book Summary : When it opened in 1875, the Palace Hotel was the largest and most luxurious hotel in the world, a perfect symbol of one of the most remarkable eras in San Francisco history. Built at a time when Nevada’s fabulously rich silver mines were pouring millions of dollars each month into San Francisco, it typified the color and grandiose extravagances of the whole bonanza period. After the original hotel was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire, a successor Palace Hotel took its place and remains one of the most prestigious hotels in San Francisco today.