Most widely held works by David Giffels
All the way home : building a family in a falling-down house by David Giffels ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 758 libraries worldwide
Finding the perfect house is never easy. Rebuilding one from a crumbling pile--to say nothing of making it into a home--is even harder. With their infant son in tow, David Giffels and his wife comb the environs of Akron, Ohio, in search of just the right house. They spot a beautiful, decaying Gilded Age mansion--a former rubber industry executive's domain, the once grand residence lacks functional plumbing and electricity, leaks rain like a cartoon shack, and is infested with all manner of wildlife. But for a young man at a coming-of-age crossroads, the challenge is the allure. This book follows their funny, poignant, confounding, epic journey to turn a money pit into a house that will complete their family. But the story's heart lies deeper, in an unexpected series of personal hardships that call into question what "home" really means, and what it means to grow up.--From publisher description.
Wheels of fortune : the story of rubber in Akron by Steve Love ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Are we not men? We are Devo by Jade Dellinger ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
We are Devo by Jade Dellinger ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
All the way home [building a family in a falling-down house by David Giffels ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Wheels of fortune ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Uses dramatic monologues, pre-recorded interviews, archival film and video clips and presentations by local historians, authors, political figures, executives and employees of Akron's rubber companies and their families, and the families of their founders, to demonstrate how the birth, growth, and decline of the great rubber companies contributed to the economic, social, and political history of the city of Akron, Ohio, and to tell how the book, Wheels of fortune, came to be.
Inventive, industrious, inspired a history of Akron ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Akron, reaching it's 175th year as a city in 2000, has a rich history. From it's founding in 1825, the city grew as a transportation and industrial center with the building of the Ohio and Erie Canal. Through the years, various industries also grew, ranging from cereals (Quaker Oats) to sewer pipes (made from vitrified clay), mass-produced toys (marbles, molded toys, coloring books), rubber products (tires, toys, etc.), and polymers (plastics).
David Giffels ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Author, columnist, and NPR commentator, David Giffels, visits the Hudson Library.
Are we not men? We are Devo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Wheels of Fortune : a history of Rubber in Akron by David Giffels ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
B.F. Goodrich Company Biography Devo (Musical group) Dwellings--Remodeling Economic history Firestone Tire and Rubber Company General Tire & Rubber Co Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company History Manners and customs Nonfiction films Ohio--Akron Ohio--Summit County Rock groups Rock musicians Rubber industry and trade Rubber industry workers Tire industry United States