|LC Classifications||PS3560.A242 H35 2004|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||73 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||73|
|ISBN 10||1932870008, 1932870016|
|LC Control Number||2004106227|
Half Lives is a book that really makes you think. I found it hard to put down once I started. There are two stories that occur in the book in the same basic location, but one occurs in present day and the other many years in the future. I liked how the author used normal things from present day and made them seem sacred in the future/5(12). The Half-Life: A Novel. When Cookie Figowitz, the cook for a party of volatile fur trappers trekking through the Oregon Territory in the s, joins up with the refugee Henry Brown, the two begin a wild ride that takes them from the virgin territory of the West all the way to China and back again/5. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Half Lives by Sara Grant at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. (Our first date only counted as half because he didn't take me to the dance, but we left together.)4/4(4). Jacob Riis was a photographer and writer whose book How the Other Half Lives led to a revolution in social reform. Who Was Jacob Riis? Jacob Riis was born in Denmark in May and emigrated to Born:
Jacob Riis (–) was an American reporter, social reformer, and photographer. His book How the Other Half Lives () shocked readers with his descriptions of slum conditions in New York City, and it was an important predecessor to the muckraking journalism that gained popularity in the U.S. after Half Price Books has new and used books, textbooks, music, movies and more both online and in stores. We pay cash for books, textbooks, CDs, LPs, videos and DVDs daily. Half a Life is a starkly honest account of that fateful moment and his life thereafter penetrating, thought-provoking.”—The Washington Post “A book that inspires admiration, sentence by sentence This is a memoir in its finest form, a fully imagined and bittersweet book that transcends a single misstep.”—Chicago Tribune/5(). "How The Other Half Lives" was the book that invented Investigative journalism, and pushed Photo Journalism into the main stream as well. The republishing of the original book is admirable, but readers should not expect the quality found in books published fresh in this era because the publishing and photographic technology of the s was a /5(6).
Jacob Riis wrote his first (and now enduringly famous) book, How the Other Half Lives () late at night “while the house slept.” He recalled: “It was my habit to light the lamps in all the rooms of the lower story and roam through them with my pipe, for I do most of my writing on my feet.” The book was a bestseller. Riis continued to pursue his activism through writing. The resulting book, How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York, was published in , and is still considered “a landmark in the annals of social reform.” Filled with. Jacob Riis launches into his book, which he envisions as a document that both explains the state of lower-class housing in New York today and proposes various steps toward solutions, with a quotation about how the “other half lives” that underlines New York’s vast gulf between rich and poor. Indeed, he directs his work explicitly toward readers who have never been in a tenement and who. How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York () was a pioneering work of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the s. It served as a basis for future muckraking journalism by exposing the slums to New York City’s upper and middle class.