The Vapors

The Vapors
Author: David Hill
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781250086129
Available:
Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A 2020 New York Times notable book | One of the Chicago Tribune's best nonfiction books of 2020 "Complex, turbulent, as haunting as a pedal steel solo" —Jonathan Miles, The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) "One of 21 books we can't wait to read in 2020" —Thrillist | A New York Times Book Review summer reading pick | A GQ best book of 2020 | Named one of the 10 best July books by The Washington Post and The Christian Science Monitor | A Kirkus Reviews hottest summer read | A Publishers Weekly summer reads staff pick The incredible true story of America's original—and forgotten—capital of vice Back in the days before Vegas was big, when the Mob was at its peak and neon lights were but a glimmer on the horizon, a little Southern town styled itself as a premier destination for the American leisure class. Hot Springs, Arkansas was home to healing waters, Art Deco splendor, and America’s original national park—as well as horse racing, nearly a dozen illegal casinos, countless backrooms and brothels, and some of the country’s most bald-faced criminals. Gangsters, gamblers, and gamines: all once flocked to America’s forgotten capital of vice, a place where small-town hustlers and bigtime high-rollers could make their fortunes, and hide from the law. The Vapors is the extraordinary story of three individuals—spanning the golden decades of Hot Springs, from the 1930s through the 1960s—and the lavish casino whose spectacular rise and fall would bring them together before blowing them apart. Hazel Hill was still a young girl when legendary mobster Owney Madden rolled into town in his convertible, fresh off a crime spree in New York. He quickly established himself as the gentleman Godfather of Hot Springs, cutting barroom deals and buying stakes in the clubs at which Hazel made her living—and drank away her sorrows. Owney’s protégé was Dane Harris, the son of a Cherokee bootlegger who rose through the town’s ranks to become Boss Gambler. It was his idea to build The Vapors, a pleasure palace more spectacular than any the town had ever seen, and an establishment to rival anything on the Vegas Strip or Broadway in sophistication and supercharged glamour. In this riveting work of forgotten history, native Arkansan David Hill plots the trajectory of everything from organized crime to America’s fraught racial past, examining how a town synonymous with white gangsters supported a burgeoning black middle class. He reveals how the louche underbelly of the South was also home to veterans hospitals and baseball’s spring training grounds, giving rise to everyone from Babe Ruth to President Bill Clinton. Infused with the sights and sounds of America’s entertainment heyday—jazz orchestras and auctioneers, slot machines and suited comedians—The Vapors is an arresting glimpse into a bygone era of American vice.

The Vapors

The Vapors
Author: David Hill
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1250782740
Available:
Release: 2021-07-06
Editor: Picador
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A 2020 New York Times notable book | One of the Chicago Tribune's best nonfiction books of 2020 "Complex, turbulent, as haunting as a pedal steel solo" —Jonathan Miles, The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) "One of 21 books we can't wait to read in 2020" —Thrillist | A New York Times Book Review summer reading pick | A GQ best book of 2020 | Named one of the 10 best July books by The Washington Post and The Christian Science Monitor | A Kirkus Reviews hottest summer read | A Publishers Weekly summer reads staff pick The incredible true story of America's original—and forgotten—capital of vice Back in the days before Vegas was big, when the Mob was at its peak and neon lights were but a glimmer on the horizon, a little Southern town styled itself as a premier destination for the American leisure class. Hot Springs, Arkansas was home to healing waters, Art Deco splendor, and America’s original national park—as well as horse racing, nearly a dozen illegal casinos, countless backrooms and brothels, and some of the country’s most bald-faced criminals. Gangsters, gamblers, and gamines: all once flocked to America’s forgotten capital of vice, a place where small-town hustlers and bigtime high-rollers could make their fortunes, and hide from the law. The Vapors is the extraordinary story of three individuals—spanning the golden decades of Hot Springs, from the 1930s through the 1960s—and the lavish casino whose spectacular rise and fall would bring them together before blowing them apart. Hazel Hill was still a young girl when legendary mobster Owney Madden rolled into town in his convertible, fresh off a crime spree in New York. He quickly established himself as the gentleman Godfather of Hot Springs, cutting barroom deals and buying stakes in the clubs at which Hazel made her living—and drank away her sorrows. Owney’s protégé was Dane Harris, the son of a Cherokee bootlegger who rose through the town’s ranks to become Boss Gambler. It was his idea to build The Vapors, a pleasure palace more spectacular than any the town had ever seen, and an establishment to rival anything on the Vegas Strip or Broadway in sophistication and supercharged glamour. In this riveting work of forgotten history, native Arkansan David Hill plots the trajectory of everything from organized crime to America’s fraught racial past, examining how a town synonymous with white gangsters supported a burgeoning black middle class. He reveals how the louche underbelly of the South was also home to veterans hospitals and baseball’s spring training grounds, giving rise to everyone from Babe Ruth to President Bill Clinton. Infused with the sights and sounds of America’s entertainment heyday—jazz orchestras and auctioneers, slot machines and suited comedians—The Vapors is an arresting glimpse into a bygone era of American vice.

The Vapors

The Vapors
Author: David Hill
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1250086116
Available:
Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The incredible true story of America's original—and forgotten—capital of vice Back in the days before Vegas was big, when the Mob was at its peak and neon lights were but a glimmer on the horizon, a little Southern town styled itself as a premier destination for the American leisure class. Hot Springs, Arkansas was home to healing waters, Art Deco splendor, and America’s original national park—as well as horse racing, nearly a dozen illegal casinos, countless backrooms and brothels, and some of the country’s most bald-faced criminals. Gangsters, gamblers, and gamines: all once flocked to America’s forgotten capital of vice, a place where small-town hustlers and bigtime high-rollers could make their fortunes, and hide from the law. The Vapors is the extraordinary story of three individuals—spanning the golden decades of Hot Springs, from the 1930s through the 1960s—and the lavish casino whose spectacular rise and fall would bring them together before blowing them apart. Hazel Hill was still a young girl when legendary mobster Owney Madden rolled into town in his convertible, fresh off a crime spree in New York. He quickly established himself as the gentleman Godfather of Hot Springs, cutting barroom deals and buying stakes in the clubs at which Hazel made her living—and drank away her sorrows. Owney’s protégé was Dane Harris, the son of a Cherokee bootlegger who rose through the town’s ranks to become Boss Gambler. It was his idea to build The Vapors, a pleasure palace more spectacular than any the town had ever seen, and an establishment to rival anything on the Vegas Strip or Broadway in sophistication and supercharged glamour. In this riveting work of forgotten history, native Arkansan David Hill plots the trajectory of everything from organized crime to America’s fraught racial past, examining how a town synonymous with white gangsters supported a burgeoning black middle class. He reveals how the louche underbelly of the South was also home to veterans hospitals and baseball’s spring training grounds, giving rise to everyone from Babe Ruth to President Bill Clinton. Infused with the sights and sounds of America’s entertainment heyday—jazz orchestras and auctioneers, slot machines and suited comedians—The Vapors is an arresting glimpse into a bygone era of American vice.

Out of the Vapors

Out of the Vapors
Author: John C. Paige,Laura E. Soullière,Laura Soullière Harrison
Pages: 313
ISBN: MINN:31951P00953238A
Available:
Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Detection Technologies for Chemical Warfare Agents and Toxic Vapors

Detection Technologies for Chemical Warfare Agents and Toxic Vapors
Author: Yin Sun
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780203485705
Available:
Release: 2004-08-12
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While it is not possible to predict or necessarily prevent terrorist incidents in which chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) are deployed, correctly chosen, fast, and reliable detection equipment will allow prepared rescue workers to respond quickly and minimize potential casualties. Detection Technologies

Alkali Halide Vapors

Alkali Halide Vapors
Author: Paul Davidovits,David Lee McFadden
Pages: 542
ISBN: UCAL:B4477175
Available:
Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Materials Science of Membranes for Gas and Vapor Separation

Materials Science of Membranes for Gas and Vapor Separation
Author: Benny Freeman,Yuri Yampolskii,Ingo Pinnau
Pages: 466
ISBN: 0470029048
Available:
Release: 2006-05-12
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Materials Science of Membranes for Gas and Vapor Separation is a one-stop reference for the latest advances in membrane-based separation and technology. Put together by an international team of contributors and academia, the book focuses on the advances in both theoretical and experimental materials science and engineering, as well as progress in membrane technology. Special attention is given to comparing polymer and inorganic/organic separation and other emerging applications such as sensors. This book aims to give a balanced treatment of the subject area, allowing the reader an excellent overall perspective of new theoretical results that can be applied to advanced materials, as well as the separation of polymers. The contributions will provide a compact source of relevant and timely information and will be of interest to government, industrial and academic polymer chemists, chemical engineers and materials scientists, as well as an ideal introduction to students.

Ignitability and Explosibility of Gases and Vapors

Ignitability and Explosibility of Gases and Vapors
Author: Tingguang Ma
Pages: 213
ISBN: 9781493926657
Available:
Release: 2015-04-28
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The book provides a systematic view on flammability and a collection of solved engineering problems in the fields of dilution and purge, mine gas safety, clean burning safety and gas suppression modeling. For the first time, fundamental principles of energy conservation are used to develop theoretical flammability diagrams and are then explored to understand various safety-related mixing problems. This provides the basis for a fully-analytical solution to any flammability problem. Instead of the traditional view that flammability is a fundamental material property, here flammability is discovered to be a result of the explosibility of air and the ignitability of fuel, or a process property. By exploring the more fundamental concepts of explosibility and ignitability, the safety targets of dilution and purge can be better defined and utilized for guiding safe operations in process safety. This book provides various engineering approaches to mixture flammability, benefiting not only the safety students, but also field operators, as a useful resource for the safe handling of flammable gases and liquids. It will be useful to anyone who worries about the ignition potential of a flammable mixture.

Techniques for Avoiding Discrimination Errors in the Dynamic Sampling of Condensable Vapors

Techniques for Avoiding Discrimination Errors in the Dynamic Sampling of Condensable Vapors
Author: Kenneth A. Lincoln
Pages: 11
ISBN: NASA:31769000561855
Available:
Release: 1983
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Handbook of Physical Vapor Deposition PVD Processing

Handbook of Physical Vapor Deposition  PVD  Processing
Author: D. M. Mattox
Pages: 944
ISBN: 9780080946580
Available:
Release: 2014-09-19
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book covers all aspects of physical vapor deposition (PVD) process technology from the characterizing and preparing the substrate material, through deposition processing and film characterization, to post-deposition processing. The emphasis of the book is on the aspects of the process flow that are critical to economical deposition of films that can meet the required performance specifications. The book covers subjects seldom treated in the literature: substrate characterization, adhesion, cleaning and the processing. The book also covers the widely discussed subjects of vacuum technology and the fundamentals of individual deposition processes. However, the author uniquely relates these topics to the practical issues that arise in PVD processing, such as contamination control and film growth effects, which are also rarely discussed in the literature. In bringing these subjects together in one book, the reader can understand the interrelationship between various aspects of the film deposition processing and the resulting film properties. The author draws upon his long experience with developing PVD processes and troubleshooting the processes in the manufacturing environment, to provide useful hints for not only avoiding problems, but also for solving problems when they arise. He uses actual experiences, called ""war stories"", to emphasize certain points. Special formatting of the text allows a reader who is already knowledgeable in the subject to scan through a section and find discussions that are of particular interest. The author has tried to make the subject index as useful as possible so that the reader can rapidly go to sections of particular interest. Extensive references allow the reader to pursue subjects in greater detail if desired. The book is intended to be both an introduction for those who are new to the field and a valuable resource to those already in the field. The discussion of transferring technology between R&D and manufacturing provided in Appendix 1, will be of special interest to the manager or engineer responsible for moving a PVD product and process from R&D into production. Appendix 2 has an extensive listing of periodical publications and professional societies that relate to PVD processing. The extensive Glossary of Terms and Acronyms provided in Appendix 3 will be of particular use to students and to those not fully conversant with the terminology of PVD processing or with the English language.

Spectroscopy Dynamics and Molecular Theory of Carbon Plasmas and Vapors

Spectroscopy  Dynamics and Molecular Theory of Carbon Plasmas and Vapors
Author: Laszlo Nemes,Stephan Irle,H. W. Kroto
Pages: 524
ISBN: 9789812837646
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: World Scientific
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is a stop-gap contribution to the science and technology of carbon plasmas and carbon vapors. It strives to cover two strongly related fields: the molecular quantum theory of carbon plasmas and carbon nanostructures; and the molecular and atomic spectroscopy of such plasmas and vapors. These two fields of research are strongly intertwined and thus reinforce one another.Even though the use of carbon nanostructures is increasing by the day and their practical uses are emerging, there is no modern review on carbon plasmas, especially from molecular theoretical and spectroscopic viewpoints. The importance of the present book is therefore great from both educational and practical aspects. This review might be the first step towards bringing such textbooks into existence for university education. Similarly, for applied and engineering works in carbon nanostructures, the book provides a theoretical salient point for technologists in the field.

Principles of Vapor Deposition of Thin Films

Principles of Vapor Deposition of Thin Films
Author: Professor K.S. K.S Sree Harsha
Pages: 1176
ISBN: 0080480314
Available:
Release: 2005-12-16
Editor: Elsevier
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The goal of producing devices that are smaller, faster, more functional, reproducible, reliable and economical has given thin film processing a unique role in technology. Principles of Vapor Deposition of Thin Films brings in to one place a diverse amount of scientific background that is considered essential to become knowledgeable in thin film depostition techniques. Its ultimate goal as a reference is to provide the foundation upon which thin film science and technological innovation are possible. * Offers detailed derivation of important formulae. * Thoroughly covers the basic principles of materials science that are important to any thin film preparation. * Careful attention to terminologies, concepts and definitions, as well as abundance of illustrations offer clear support for the text.

Alkali Halide Vapors

Alkali Halide Vapors
Author: P. Davidovits
Pages: 554
ISBN: 9780323146258
Available:
Release: 2012-12-02
Editor: Elsevier
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Alkali Halide Vapors: Structure, Spectra, and Reaction Dynamics highlights the various studies done in the subject area of alkali halide chemistry. These studies have resulted to providing many relevant insights and paving the way for the study of more complex chemical systems. This book ultimately reviews and summarizes the said studies. This text is divided into two categories: structural and spectral properties of the alkali halide molecules and dynamics of various alkali atom-halogen reactions. The first category is discussed in Chapters 1, 3-5, and 15, while the second category is presented in Chapters 6-14. Chapter 2 however belongs to neither of the said categories as it describes the techniques and considerations related to alkali halogen experiments. Numerous quantitative data in table format are presented all of the discussions in this book. An index of these tables has been compiled and can be found in the last part of the book. This book will be a valuable material to students, scientists, and researchers in the scientific field of chemistry, physics, and applied science.

Limits of Inflammability of Gases and Vapors

Limits of Inflammability of Gases and Vapors
Author: Hubert Frank Coward,George William Jones
Pages: 99
ISBN: UIUC:30112106722827
Available:
Release: 1928
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Limits of Flammability of Gases and Vapors

Limits of Flammability of Gases and Vapors
Author: Hubert Frank Coward,George William Jones
Pages: 155
ISBN: SRLF:A0002072064
Available:
Release: 1952
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Electrical Safety in Flammable Gas Vapor Laden Atmospheres

Electrical Safety in Flammable Gas Vapor Laden Atmospheres
Author: W.O.E. Korver
Pages: 465
ISBN: 9780815516958
Available:
Release: 2012-12-02
Editor: William Andrew
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book provides comprehensive coverage of electrical system installation within areas where flammable gases and liquids are handled and processed. The accurate hazard evaluation of flammability risks associated with chemical and petrochemical locations is critical in determining the point at which the costs of electrical equipment and installation are balanced with explosion safety requirements. The book offers the most current code requirements along with tables and illustrations as analytic tools. Environmental characteristics are covered in Section 1 along with recommended electrical installation and safety recommendations. Section 2 treats a number of application illustrations in detail. Section 3 presents examples for the application of classifying NEC Class 1 locations.

Separation of Chloride Vapors During Ilmenite Chlorination

Separation of Chloride Vapors During Ilmenite Chlorination
Author: V. A. Nieberlein
Pages: 11
ISBN: UOM:39015078528620
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Release: 1960
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Toxicologic Assessment of Jet Propulsion Fuel 8

Toxicologic Assessment of Jet Propulsion Fuel 8
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Committee on Toxicology,Subcommittee on Jet-Propulsion Fuel 8
Pages: 229
ISBN: 0309168708
Available:
Release: 2003-02-14
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This report provides a critical review of toxicologic, epidemiologic, and other relevant data on jet-propulsion fuel 8, a type of fuel in wide use by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), and an evaluation of the scientific basis of DOD’s interim permissible exposure level of 350 mg/m3

Characterization of High Temperature Vapors and Gases

Characterization of High Temperature Vapors and Gases
Author: John W. Hastie
Pages: 1726
ISBN: UCR:31210023556689
Available:
Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Toxic Organic Vapors in the Workplace

Toxic Organic Vapors in the Workplace
Author: Frank E. Jones
Pages: 224
ISBN: 087371900X
Available:
Release: 1993-10-13
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Toxic Organic Vapors in the Workplace provides a review of the recent literature covering various methods, devices, and materials used to sample, analyze, and measure toxic organic vapors in the workplace. The book features a powerful chapter on environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in the workplace, in addition to a unique chapter on airborne chemical warfare agents. It is an indispensable reference for industrial hygienists and specialists in air pollution, occupational health and safety, air quality, respiratory protection, toxicology, environmental pollution, ecology, environmental protection, and laboratory and industrial ventilation.