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Decorating the Capitol in the Pompeian Style

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Plaster, as was common in the nineteenth century. Meigs immediately set Brumidi to work “making designs & cartoons for ceilings & walls.” In the spring of 1856, Brumidi was making designs for the Senate Reception Room (S-213), the ceiling of the Hall of the House, the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs room (S- 127), and the Senate corridors. By November, Meigs 63 Chapter 6 Decorating the Capitol in the Pompeian Style Fig. 6-2. Constantino Brumidi, c. 1860. Brumi...

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History of the United States Capitol

By: William C. Allen

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The United States Capitol is one of the most familiar sights in the world. The image of this stately building and its unforgettable dome is carried around the globe in countless television programs, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, books, and souvenirs. Each year millions of people come to see the Capitol in person and to observe American democracy in its day-to-day operation. The doors to the Capitol are open to all who wish to enter-no fee charged, no in...

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History of the United States Capitol : Captain M. C. Meigs, Engine...

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Capitol extension project had been under way less than two years when it was transferred to the War Department. It was not immediately clear how the architect would function within the new arrangement, but Walter would no longer engage in business dealings, contract negotiations, or the hiring of any workmen except those in his drafting room. This aspect of the change was not altogether unwelcome, as he considered the business part of the job bothersome. Gla...

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The Vatican Conspiracy

By: Jonathan Cross

The Pope receives a vision that includes the names of four men: a U.S. Senator, a covert military intelligence agent, a priest from a small parish, and the head of the Italian mafia. These men form an alliance to eliminate the drug cartels of the world to save the children of the future against the backdrop of political power struggle.

Pope Francis lithely entered into the small chapel next to his private quarters. The dark chapel was dimly lit by a row of flickering votive candles that cast a soothing splay of shadows across the ancient altar. The Pope knelt his thin, angular body before it; his white cassock cascaded across the red, soft cushion. He gently entwined the ebony rosary beads between his fingers, crossed himself in the supplicant tradition, and kissed the crucifix as he closed his eyes a...

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Death of the Genius of the Capitol

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: B 12-1. Bust of Brumidi against a newly conserved panel in the Brumidi Corridors. In recent years, the artist of the Captiol has been honored by this marble portrait and by the program to conserve his murals. United States Senate Collection. Fig. 12-2. Commemorative plaque in Glenwood Cemetery. Brumidi’s grave in the Germon family plot was marked in 1951 through the efforts of Myrtle Cheney Murdock. Photo: Theodor Horydczac.

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The National Capitol : Its Architecture, Art and History

By: George Cochrane Hazelton
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Capitol Window Trim, Ca. 1806

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On February 22, 1827, members of the House of Representatives spent the afternoon debating the merits of legislation aimed at the gradual improvement of the navy. Two days later, the subject of discussion was licensing ships engaged in mackerel fishing. On both occasions the galleries were full of sightseers who had come to the Capitol to have a look around and see Congress in action. Visitors watched from galleries located behind the chamber’s magnificent Corin...

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History of the United States a Chronicle of Design, Construction, ...

By: William Alan Bartley

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: List Of Illustrations;Foreword-Alan M. Hantman; Preface; Chapter 1. Grandeur On The Potomac; Jefferson And Latrobe; Destruction And Restoration, 1814-1817; The Bulfinch Years, 1818-1829; An Unsettled Time, 1830-1850; Thomas U. Walter And The Capitol Extension; Captain M. C. Meigs, Engineer In Charge; Pride And Strife; Calm And Calamity; The Clark Years, 1865-1902; Civic Improvements; Views Of History; Notes; Bibliography; Index ...

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Gems of the Capitol : Chapter 8

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: For expenses necessary for the administration of the Department of Justice, $79, 448, 000A $87, 534, 000, of which not to exceed $3, 317, 000 is for the Facilities Program 2000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That not to exceed 43 permanent positions and 44 full-time equivalent workyears and $8, 136, 000 shall be expended for the Department Leadership Program exclusive of augmentation that occurred in these offices in fiscal year 1997: Provided fu...

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Science and Technology Studies

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The STS Program supports research and related activities that contribute to systematic understanding of the character and development of science and technology, including their cultural, intellectual, material, and social dimensions. The program supports research on the nature and development of technology and science, both in the past and present; on differences in the nature of theory and evidence in various fields of science and engineering; and on the intera...

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National Science Foundation 4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, Va 22230

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Division of Chemistry (CHE) announces a nationwide search for a number of Program Director positions at the National Science Foundation (NSF). NSF Program Directors bear the primary responsibility for carrying out the Agency's overall mission: to support innovative and merit-reviewed activities in basic research and education that contribute to the nation’s technical strength, security, and welfare. To discharge this responsibility requires not only knowledg...

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State Prevention Inventory - Ohio Profile

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) was created by legislation enacted by the State government in October 1989. As one of only four States in the Nation to address the issue of alcohol and other drug (AOD) addiction at the cabinet level, the Department coordinates the services of other State agencies, the criminal justice system, law enforcement, the legislature, local agencies, and treatment and prevention professionals throughou...

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An Introduction to English Economic History and Theory

By: Sir W.J. Ashley

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: 1. Preface: Two causes, above all others, sometimes working separately, sometimes in conjunction, have gradually modified the character of economic science. These two causes are the growing importance of historical studies, and the application to society of the idea of evolution. The first to make itself felt was history: in the hands of Savigny it became the foundation of a new method of jurisprudence, the value of which has been signally illustrated in our own...

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Corporations : A Study of the Origin and Development of Great Business

By: John P. Davis

Economic Theory Literature

Preface: As the following pages are about to be given to the public I am reminded of the story told of a professor in one of the German universities. He had announced for the semester a course of lectures on the political institutions of the Middle Ages; when the end of the semester was reached he had only just finished his introductory remarks. A few years ago I projected a study of the modern ?corporation question,? and intended to clear the ground for the subject by a...

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The History of English Law

By: Sir Frederick Pollock

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION. IN this edition the first chapter, by Prof. Maitland, is new. In Book II., c iI. 12, on 'Corporations and Churches (formerly 'Fictitious Persons '), and c. iii. 8, on ' The Borough, have been recast. There are no other important alterations: but we have to thank our learned critics, and especially Dr Brunner of Berlin, for various observations by which we have endeavoured to profit. We have thought it convenient to note the paging ...

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Business Organization and Combination : An Analysis of the Evoluti...

By: Lewis H. Haney

Economic Theory Literature

Preface: This book deals with the organization of business enterprises, chiefly in the United States. While the author has designed the book for use in American colleges and universities, he has kept in mind the interests of the business man and of the general reader. It is hoped that the book will be of service to that large class of thoughtful business men who desire a comprehensive knowledge of the economic and legal aspects of the organizations with which they are as...

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The Evolution of Finance Capitalism

By: George W. Edwards

Economic Theory Literature

Preface: THE title of this book, finance capitalism, is employed as a concession to popular usage, for this study is essentially an inquiry into the nature of the non-financial and the financial institutions of Security capitalism which is a more accurate term. The study is based on the general theory that economic processes are determined not by laws which remain fixed but by institutions which change. The evolution of these institutions is therefore traced for the purp...

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Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities : Departmental M...

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities Program (CRIF) is structured to enable the National Science Foundation's Division of Chemistry to respond to a variety of needs for infrastructure-instrumentation and facilities-that promotes research and education in areas traditionally supported by the Division (see the NSF Guide to Programs for more information). The Departmental Multi-User Instrumentation component of CRIF provides funds to universities, ...

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An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

By: Jeremy Bentham

Economic Theory Literature

Preface: The following sheets were, as the note on the opposite page expresses, printed so long ago as the year 1780. The design, in pursuance of which they were written, was not so extensive as that announced by the present title. They had at that time no other destination than that of serving as an introduction to a plan of a penal code in terminus, designed to follow them, in the same volume. The body of the work had received its completion according to the then prese...

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Transfer of Learning : Issues and Research Agenda Report of a Work...

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: On March 21-22, 2002, a workshop on transfer of knowledge was held at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. The workshop was funded by the NSF and organized by the late Rodney Cocking from NSF and by Jose Mestre from the University of Massachusetts. For one and one-half days 12 NSF program officers and 22 participants, representing diverse fields such as developmental, social and cognitive psychology, educational media/technology, cognitive sci...

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