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Kirati people

The Kirati people are Ancient Indigenous aborgins ethnic group of Himalayas Eastern Himalayan region of the Indian subcontinent, extending eastward from Nepal to India. The word Kirata is a derivation from Kirati or Kiranti to name the group of people in Eastern Nepal and Northeast India. One school of thought says, they are described as "Kiratas" in the Kirtarjuniya. Anatoly Yakoblave Shetenko, while on an archaeological study programme between Nepal and USSR, uncovered Kirat Stone Age tools and other artefacts from circa 30,000 B. C. According to Bista, the Kirata are an ancient people who have been associated with the history of Nepal for thousands of years; the mention of the Kirats, the ancient inhabitants of Nepal, in the Vedas and their involvement in the battles of Mahabharat indicate the historical relation and population movement between India and Nepal. Some legendary sources from the Kathmandu Valley describe the Kiratas as early rulers there, taking over from earlier Gopals or Abhiras, both of whom may have been cowherding tribes.

Kirātas are mentioned in early Sanskrit literature as hunter tribes from the Himalayas. They are first mentioned in the Yajurveda and in the Atharvaveda, which dates back to 16th century BC, they are mentioned along with the Cinas "Chinese". A Sanskrit-English Dictionary gives the meaning of'Kirat' as a'degraded, mountainous tribe, a savage and barbarian' while other scholars attribute more respectable meanings to this term and say that it denotes people with the lion's character, or mountain dwellers; the Sanskrit kavya titled Kiratarjuniya mentions that Arjuna adopted the name and guise of a Kirata for a period to learn archery and the use of other arms from Shiva, considered as the deity of the Kirata. Hindu myth has many incidents where the god Shiva imitates a married Kirati girl who become Parvati. In Yoga Vasistha 1.15.5, Rama speaks of kirāteneva vāgurā "a trap by Kiratas", so about 10th century BCE, they were thought of as jungle trappers, the ones who dug pits to capture roving deer.

The same text speaks of King Suraghu, the head of the Kiratas, a friend of the Persian King, Parigha. Contemporary historians agree that widespread cultural exchange and intermarriage took place in the eastern Himalayan region between the indigenous inhabitants — called the Kirat — and the Tibetan migrant population, reaching a climax during the 8th and 9th centuries. Another wave of political and cultural conflict between Khas and Kirat ideals surfaced in the Kirat region of present-day Nepal during the last quarter of the 18th century. A collection of manuscripts from the 18th and 19th centuries, till now unpublished and unstudied by historians, have made possible a new understanding of this conflict; these historical sources are among those collected by Brian Houghton Hodgson and his principal research aide, the scholar Khardar Jitmohan. For over two millennia, a large portion of the eastern Himalaya has been identified as the home of the Kirat people, of which the majority are known today as Rai, Limbu and Yakkha.

In ancient times, the entire Himalayan region was known as the Kimpurusha Desha Kimpurusha Kingdom, Kirata Kingdom a phrase derived from a Sanskrit term used to identify people of Kirat origin. The earliest references to the Kirat as principal inhabitants of the Himalayan region are found in the texts of Atharvashirsha and Mahabharata, believed to date to before the 9th century BC. For over a millennium, the Kirat had inhabited the Kathmandu Valley, where they installed their own ruling dynasty. According to the history of Nepal, the Kirats ruled for about 1,225 years, their reign had 29 kings. The Kirat population in the valley along with original Australoids and Austro-Asiatic speakers form the base for Newar population; as time passed, other Kirat groups, now known as Rai and Sunuwar settled in the Koshi region of present-day eastern Nepal and Sikkim, Darjeeling. The Limbu people have their own distinct form of Kirat Mundhum, known as Yuma Yumaism. In addition to ancestor worship, Kirati people worship Mother Nature.

From around the 8th century, areas on the northern frontier of the Kirat region began to fall under the domination of migrant people of Tibetan origin. This flux of migration brought about the domination by Tibetan religious and cultural practices over ancient Kirat traditions; this influence first introduced shamanistic Bön practices, which in turn were replaced by the oldest form of Tibetan Buddhism. The early influx of Bön culture to the peripheral Himalayan regions occurred only after the advent of Nyingma, the oldest Buddhist order in Lhasa and Central Tibet, which led followers of the older religion to flee to the Kirat areas for survival; the Tibetan cultural influx laid the foundation for a Tibetan politico-religious order in the Kirat regions, this led to the emergence of two major Tibetan Buddhist dynasties, one in Sikkim and another in Bhutan. The early political order of the Kingdom of Bhutan had been established under the political and spiritual leadership of the lama Zhabs-drung Ngawang Namgyal.

Tye-Angsi Sirijanga Singthebe was an 18th-century Limbu scholar, educator and philosopher of Limbuwan and Sikkim

Transport in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is a large county in England with a sparse population distribution, which leads to problems funding all sorts of transport. The transport history is long and varied, with much of the road network still based on the Roman model, the once extensive rail network a shadow of its former self. Being on the economic periphery of England, Lincolnshire's transport links are less well developed than many other parts of the United Kingdom; the road network within the county is dominated by single-carriageway trunk roads and minor roads rather than motorways or dual carriageways – the administrative county of Lincolnshire is one of the small number of UK counties without a motorway. Following a north-south axis, the most important route into and out of the county is the A1 linking the county with London and south-east England as well as the important population centres of northern England and Scotland; the three main points where traffic enters the county from the A1 are Stamford and Newark.

The volume of traffic on the A46 along with the high accident rate forced the County Council to transform the road to a dual carriageway along its entire 13-mile length, with this much-needed upgrade being completed in 2004. Up until a few years ago, it was said that there was only 22 miles of dual carriageway in the whole of Lincolnshire; because of its fast and flat roads, Lincolnshire has one of the worst road accident records of the UK counties. In a national effort to cut the number of speed-related deaths and injuries, the county's residents became early guinea pigs in a programme to roll out speed cameras across the country and Lincolnshire now has 52 speed cameras installed on its road network. Bus services within the county are limited in number, due to the inherent economic feasibility of serving a scattered population living across an area with low population density. Many smaller villages in the county have no regular bus service, making access to a private vehicle the only practical means of living in many parts of the county.

The services that do exist exclusively serve the large population centres and mid-sized market towns and a number of their dormitory and commuter villages. The main bus company in the county, Stagecoach in Lincolnshire, was bought out by Stagecoach in late 2005. Stagecoach Grimsby-Cleethorpes runs buses in North East Lincolnshire Smaller companies like the Delaine Buses and Kimes offer local services of considerable importance. A group of five of them offer integrated services under the InterConnect banner, including dial-up requested routings; the low population density of the county means that the number of railway stations and train services is rather low considering the county's large physical size. A large number of the county's railway stations were permanently closed in the 1950s and 1960s, many following the Beeching Report of 1963. An early closure was the whole of the former Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway line through Sutton Bridge and Bourne and west to the Midlands. No obvious alternative to this route was available, the loss has affected development and caused road congestion since.

One of the first railways to close in Lincolnshire was the Earl of Ancaster's estate railway, which ran from the East Coast Main Line at Little Bytham, through the Grimsthorpe estate to Edenham. It operated until the 1870s. A daily through train service operated between Cleethorpes and London King's Cross via Grimsby, Market Rasen and Lincoln until 1993 when it was discontinued due to issues with the length of the platforms at Lincoln not being long enough for InterCity 125 trains; this necessitated passengers changing trains at Newark North Gate when travelling to or from the capital. However, the East Coast Main Line passes through the county and so it is possible to catch direct trains to London, Leeds or Edinburgh from Grantham. In December 2008 a daily East Midlands Trains service from Lincoln to London St Pancras, via Nottingham was introduced. In the summer of 2008, a major refit of Lincoln Central station improved signalling and customer facilities but did little to change the platform length issue.

TransPennine Express trains from Cleethorpes run to Manchester Airport, passing through Scunthorpe and connecting to the East Coast Main Line at Doncaster before continuing via Sheffield. East Midlands Railway services between Skegness and Nottingham pass through Boston and Grantham. Stamford station is served hourly with an east-west CrossCountry service between Peterborough and Leicester. An hourly East Midlands Railway service from Norwich to Liverpool stops at Grantham. Lincolnshire has its own airport in the north of the county at Kirmington, between Scunthorpe and Lincoln. Several others are easily accessible by either road or rail. Humberside Airport Doncaster Sheffield Airport East Midlands Airport Leeds Bradford Airport Stansted Airport Manchester Airport Lincolnshire is served by the Foss Dyke canal, an ancient waterway of Roman origin, which connects the River Trent and the River Witham. Brayford Pool is the inland basin in the city, once a busy transhipment point; the Witham is navigable to Boston.

Access between Brayford pool and the Witham is by the Glory Hole, a

Blanche on the Lam

Blanche on the Lam is a mystery novel by author Barbara Neely. Blanche on the Lam is the first in a series by Barbara Neely; this novel brings to light the intelligence and power of an African-American domestic female worker in the midst of a racist and sexist society. The book won the Agatha Award and the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery; the series continues with Blanche among the Talented Tenth, Blanche Cleans Up, Blanche Passes Go. Throughout European and American history, upper class and upper-middle-class families had a prevailing attitude of ignoring their servants until they were needed for labor. Servants were expected to be silent and they had little opportunity to report criminal behavior within their own living/work environment; the American system of slavery in the post-emancipation era, took expectations of invisibility and powerlessness of servants to the extreme. Enslaved Africans found themselves in a position in which they were left to deal, without support of the law or society, the immoral slavery in the United States.

Thus, due to lack of food and no pay, servants would resort to petty theft. After enslaved blacks were emancipated, they made efforts to move beyond domestic work and manual labor, but many came to the realization that the only work available to them was domestic work or manual labor. Barbara Neely draws upon these societal oppressions to be the foundation of Blanche on the Lam. Blanche on the Lam opens in a court room with Blanche being accused of writing bad checks and being sentenced to thirty days in jail to teach her a lesson, she has a small panic attack at the thought of having to spend thirty days in a small jail cell and asks to use the rest room where she ends up fuming over what has become of her life in Farleigh, North Carolina since moving there from New York city. She gave up better pay for the safety of her children and ended being unable to cover the checks she wrote, being accused of writing more bad checks than she had, being sentenced to time in jail because of it. There is a disturbance out in the hall and she takes her chance to escape by slipping out of the restroom and making her way to the exit and out into the underground parking lot.

She walks out of the area and finds herself in the neighborhood to a job she had got from the Ty-Dee Girls agency she cancelled for that week. Luckily for her the agency has yet to send her replacement and the woman who comes out of the house does not question her about her apparent lateness, she is brought into the house, instructed to serve lunch, be ready to depart the house so they can head to the country. After lunch Blanche and the family of four drive out to the country house by the sea; that day she learns that one of the family members, Aunt Emmeline, is a drunk or at least, what she assumes, is a witness to her Will signing that hands over the control of her nephew, Mumsfield‘s, money to his cousins and Everett. After the signing she learns from Nate, who has worked for the family for many years, that something was not right with the Will signing situation, he does not explain his reasoning but she intends to find out, all the while planning her move to New York Boston, to escape the Sheriff and the jail sentence she is running from.

After returning from running errands with Mumsfield, she finds the Sheriff at the country house and thinks she has been caught, but it turns out that Sheriff is there to see Everett. After she has calmed herself she wonders why the Sheriff was there if not for her, is more curious when she realizes how much time he is spending at the property. Nate refuses to tell her but Blanche is determined to find out. Aside from that mystery she is sure that Grace and Everett are trying to get hold or at least control of Mumsfield’s money because they have gone through all of Grace’s money. Listening to the news one morning on the radio she hears of the Sheriff’s suicide, she is happy that she does not have to worry about him anymore and that she does not have to leave for Boston, but it strikes her after she remembers the conversation she eavesdropped on just the evening before that the Sheriff would not have committed suicide. The man had just been saying that he did not want to leave the place he lived and worked in and had no plans give up his job as the Sheriff of the county.

Not only did she hear that declaration, she heard Everett threaten the man right after it, that night she was woken up by a sound out of place for a country night and witnessed Everett rolling the limousine silently down the driveway. However, Blanche cannot assume that she is living with a murderer based on what she overheard and witnessed; the same day Nate comes and tells her that he saw someone wearing a pink jacket walking the short-cut route to the place where the Sheriff died. It is obvious; that day Everett confronts Blanche about the whereabouts of Nate, the next day he ends being dead. Killed in a house fire during the night. Blanche finds clues here and there and learns that the Aunt Emmeline she saw sign the will was an impostor and that the real woman had been killed. After going over the clues she had and looking at what evidence she had uncovered and seeing Grace again, she realized that she had been suspecting the wrong person of murder all along. Who would have thought sweet, weary, frightened Grace would have been a serial killer?

She is the central character on Blanche on the Lam. She is a black woman, a housekeeper and cook, on the run from a jail term for a minor offense, she hides out as a domestic worker for a dysfunctional white family. According to Mildred Mickle, Blanche is "a domes

Black Water (novella)

Black Water is a 1992 novella by Joyce Carol Oates. The book begins with Kelly Kelleher in a car, plunging into mucky, swampy, "black water." We learn the events that led up to the accident in flashbacks as she is drowning: Kelly Kelleher attends a Fourth of July party hosted by her friend Buffy St. John and her lover, Ray Annick, she is planning to stay with them for the weekend. Buffy is the "more worldly" of the two young women. Ray has invited "The Senator" about, he is interested in her sexually. He follows her to the beach where he kisses her, invites her to come to his hotel with him on the ferry; as she packs her bags, Buffy tries to convince her not to go or to go but Kelly thinks that this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance and goes with him, despite the fact that he has been drinking and that she is not sure that she is "ready" for any sort of relationship. The Senator takes the "old" Ferry Road instead of the "new" one. We find that, had he made the turn, the car would have fallen into the water a short distance down the road at an old bridge.

The car sinks passenger side-down. At this point, The Senator uses Kelly's body to jettison himself upwards, out of the driver's side door, she tries to hold on to him to pull herself free. Kelly, badly injured and delirious, continually imagines that he will come back to "save" her, that he has gone for help, she imagines seeing him outside of the car, or that she feels the car shaking as he tries to get her out. She trusts The Senator until the end of her life, certain that he will save her. In reality, The Senator has stumbled to an outdoor phone booth staying out of sight of passing cars, to call Ray Annick, he tells Annick that Kelly became emotional and pushed the wheel because she was drunk, thus causing the accident, that she is dead. Meanwhile, Kelly is following an ever-shrinking bubble of air to the top of the car, she panics and imagines that she is rescued and sent to the hospital where the "black water" is pumped from her stomach. Kelly gets her imagery of the experience from the description of the other girl.

The reader learns about Kelly's own bout with suicidal thought and depression, triggered by the end of a relationship. She repeatedly imagines her parents, how she will explain to them that she is a "good girl" and argues that The Senator and his wife are separated, his children grown, that their affair is causing no harm, she remembers an article she wrote arguing against the death penalty in which she details the more gruesome and torturous aspects of different methods of execution. As she grows closer and closer to death, her hallucinations become more vivid until she is imagining her parents old, watching her being pulled from the water in horror, she imagines herself as a child reaching up to be carried. The book ends with a line, repeated throughout the book: "As the black water filled her lungs, she died." Elizabeth Anne Kelleher, a.k.a. Kelly Kelleher; the protagonist. She works for Citizen's Inquiry, she wrote her thesis on The Senator. She is twenty-six years old, suffers from acne and anorexia.

The Senator, a Democratic US Senator. He is hard of hearing, an aggressive driver and likes to drink, he has been married for thirty years. Artie Kelleher, Kelly's father, he is a staunch Republican. Madelyn Kelleher, Kelly's mother. Uncle Babcock, Kelly's hard-of-hearing uncle. Grandpa Ross, Kelly's grandfather. Buffy St. John, Kelly's best friend, she was her roommate at Brown University, she too is twenty-six years old and works for a magazine, Boston After Hours. Ray Annick, Buffy's boyfriend. A mature lawyer, friends with The Senator. Lisa Gardner, A girl who attempted suicide in college. Laura, Lisa's twin sister, who had attempted suicide before college; the novel makes several references to both contemporary popular culture. Republican presidents George H. W. Bush and Ronald Reagan are both castigated in the narrative, while Bobby Kennedy and the Vietnam War are referred to as representing the cushy Democratic era. In Chapter 24, the Senator mentions the 1991 Gulf War; the Beatles song "Eleanor Rigby" plays on the radio in Chapter 9, echoing the prosody of the novella.

The Education of Henry Adams is quoted in Chapter 32. The story parallels the 1969 Chappaquiddick accident. In a New York Times interview, the author said she began making notes for "a novel" in 1969, after Oates felt "a horrified fascination and sympathy" for the victim, in the car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy. Black Water was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist in 1992, was nominated for

Raj Kundra

Raj Kundra is a British businessman who has had various investment interests, including both cricket and mixed martial arts. He is married to Shilpa Shetty, a Bollywood actress in 2009. Raj Kundra's father was a Punjabi who migrated from Ludhiana and became a bus conductor in London before running a small business, his mother worked as a shop assistant. Kundra was raised in London; as of 2009, Kundra was Chief Executive Officer of Essential General Trading LLC, described in a press release as being "a Dubai-based international trading company dealing in precious metals, construction and green renewable energy projects". He was at that time involved in the financing and production of Bollywood films. Kundra has been married twice, first to Kavita Kundra, with whom he had a daughter, on 22 November 2009 to the Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. Kundra and Shetty have a son, born on 21 May 2012, a daughter, born through surrogacy on 15 February 2020. Kundra is involved with a charitable organisation called the Shilpa Shetty Foundation.

His book titled How Not to Make Money was published in 2013. As of 2013, Raj Kundra was associated with Groupco Developers, a real estate firm that operated in eight Indian cities, Ashwini Steel, which made mild steel from scrap, TMT Global, which claimed to predict stock prices, Essential Sports and Media, involved with production and distribution apart from sports, Iconic Investments, which claimed to be a private fund trading in equity markets. Other ventures included Gold Gate Trading, which described itself as a trade and investment firm based in Dubai. In 2015, Kundra was among the promoters of online and television broadcast platform Best Deal TV, an Indian television home shopping channel capitalising on celebrity endorsements, his co-promoter was Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. In 2009, Kundra and Shetty invested in the Indian Premier League cricket team Rajasthan Royals using an offshore company based in Mauritius as the vehicle for doing so; the couple hoped to use Shetty's image and status as a "global brand" as a means of boosting the image of the team through merchandising and media exposure, as well as attracting sponsors.

The legality of the investment was questioned by departments of the Government of India. In June 2013, Kundra was questioned by Delhi Police with regard to the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing case, which had involved the arrest of some Rajasthan Royals players. Kundra lost huge amounts in doing so. In July 2015 a panel appointed by the Supreme Court of India imposed a life ban from cricket-related activity on him. In 2018, Kundra denied that he had done anything wrong and said that he was to appeal the ban at the Supreme Court of India, he and his wife had to sell their stake in the business following the ban. Kundra has had to shut down two ventures related to online poker and stock games; the former was closed in December 2016 when it became clear that his claims that it was endorsed by people such as Shane Warne and Shahid Kapoor were false. This followed the stock games closure in September of that year, due to queries being raised by the Securities and Exchange Board of India regarding its legality.

Following these setbacks, in 2017, Kundra entered into a partnership with the International Federation of Poker, using his Viaan Industries business as a vehicle. Kundra and Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt launched India's first professional mixed martial arts fighting league, the Super Fight League, on 16 January 2012. Legal problems caused the business to cease operating in 2013. Raj Kundra was awarded Champions of Change Award for his work in Swachh Bharat Mission; the award was conferred by Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Vigyan Bhavan New Delhi on 20th January 2020

Seymour Chwast

Seymour Chwast is an American graphic designer and type designer. Chwast was born in the Bronx, New York City and in 1949 graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn where he introduced to graphic design by Leon Friend, he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cooper Union in 1951. With Milton Glaser, Edward Sorel, Reynold Ruffins, he founded Push Pin Studios in 1954; the bi-monthly publication The Push Pin Graphic was a product of their collaboration. Chwast is famous for his commercial artwork, which includes posters, food packaging, magazine covers, publicity art. Referred to as "the left-handed designer," Chwast's unique graphic design melded social commentary and a distinctive style of illustration. Today, he is principal at The Pushpin Group, Inc. in New York City. In 1985, he received the AIGA Medal. In 2006, he was hired by ROBLOX to design the faces for their characters, he is the font designer of Chwast Buffalo, Loose Caboose NF, Weedy Beasties NF. He is a member of Alliance Graphique International.

Chwast divorced five years later. They remarried in 1989. 1972 – Augustus Saint Gaudens Award, The Cooper Union School of Art 1983 – Art Directors Hall of Fame 1985 – American Institute of Graphic Arts Medal 1989 – National Jewish Book Award in the Children's Picture Book category for Just Enough Is Plenty 1992 – Honorary Doctorate, Parson's School of Design 1997 – Masters Series, School of Visual Arts Docteur dolittle, Helium livres illustrés, 2018 ISBN 978-2330090487 At War with War: 5000 Years of Conquests and Terrorist Attacks, An Illustrated Timeline, Seven Stories Press, 2017 ISBN 978-1609807795 The Pancake King, Princeton Architectural Press, 2016 About Diabetes: Your Guide to Good Health, Learning About Diabetes Inc. 2016 ISBN 978-0692670095 Dr. Dolittle, Creative Editions, 2015 ISBN 978-1568462585 Still Another Number Book: A Colorful Counting Book, Dover Publications, 2014 ISBN 978-0486492018 Still Another Alphabet Book: A Colorful Puzzle & Game Book, Dover Publications, 2014 ISBN 978-0486492001 Tall City, Wide Country, Creative Editions, 2013 ISBN 978-1568462288 Get Dressed!, Harry N. Abrams, 2012 ISBN 978-1419701078 Bobo's Smile, Creative Editions, 2012 ISBN 978-1568462219 The Odyssey, Bloomsbury USA, 2012 ISBN 978-1608194865 Graphic Style: From Victorian to New Century, Harry N Abrams Inc, 2011 ISBN 978-0810997912 The Canterbury Tales, Bloomsbury USA, 2011 ISBN 978-1608194872 Dante's Divine Comedy: A Graphic Adaptation, Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2010 Seymour: The Obsessive Images of Seymour Chwast, Chronicle Books, 2009 ISBN 978-0811865463 Had Gadya: A Passover Song, Square Fish, 2009 ISBN 978-0312535704 Illustration: A Visual History, Harry N Abrams, 2008 ISBN 978-0810972841 She Sells Sea Shells: World Class Tongue Twisters, Applesauce Press, 2008 ISBN 978-1604330090 The Push Pin Graphic: A Quarter Century of Innovative Design and Illustration, Chronicle Books, 2004 ISBN 978-0811841030 Graphic Style: From Victorian to Digital, Harry N Abrams, 2001 ISBN 978-0810929845 Traffic Jam, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999 ISBN 978-0395974957 The Twelve Circus Rings, Harcourt Childrens Books, 1996 ISBN 978-0152013615 Goodbye, Hello: Everything You Need to Help Your Child When Your Family Moves, Parenting Packs Harry N Abrams Inc, 1997 ISBN 978-1891443008 Mr. Merlin and the Turtle, Greenwillow, 1996 ISBN 978-0688146320 Jackets Required, Chronicle Books, 1995 ISBN 978-0811803960 Bra Fashions By Stephanie, Warner Books, 1994 ISBN 978-0446670500 The Alphabet Parade, Voyager Books, 1994 ISBN 978-0152001155 Graphic Style: From Victorian to Post-Modern, Harry N Abrams, 1994 ISBN 978-0810925885 Just Enough Is Plenty: A Hanukkah Tale, Viking Kestrel, 1988 ISBN 978-0670818525 Art Against War: Four Hundred Years of Protest in Art, Abbeville Press, 1984 ISBN 978-0896593893 Paper Pets: Make Your Own 3 Dogs, 2 Cats, 1 Parrot, 1 Rabbit, 1 Monkey, Harry N Abrams Inc 1993 ISBN 978-0810925311 Trylon and Perisphere: 1939 New York World's Fair, Harry N Abrams Inc, 1989 ISBN 978-0810924154 Italian Futurism & Art Deco, Mohawk Paper Mills/The Pushpin Group, 1988 Sam's Bar, Doubleday, 1987 ISBN 978-0385242646 New York Observed: Artists and Writers Look at the City, 1650 to the Present, Harry N Abrams Inc, 1987 ISBN 978-0810923430 Happy birthday, Doubleday, 1985 ISBN 978-0385199124 The Left-Handed Designer, Harry N Abrams, 1985 ISBN 978-0810912892 The Art of New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1983 ISBN 978-0