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Giffels, David

Works: 9 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 1,142 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Classifications: TH4816, 643.7092
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Most widely held works by David Giffels
All the way home : building a family in a falling-down house by David Giffels ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member 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 )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Are we not men? We are Devo! by Jade Dellinger ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We are Devo! by Jade Dellinger ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hard way on purpose : essays and dispatches from the rust belt by David Giffels ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Award-winning author and journalist David Giffels explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, hard work, and basketball in this collection of wry, irreverent essays reflecting on the many aspects of Midwestern culture and life from an insider's perspective.The Industrial Midwest built modern America, thrived for almost a century, then profoundly collapsed. But for cities like Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Akron, a devoted tract of the population remains in the Rust Belt, committed to celebrating its singular Midwest culture and carrying it forward. David Giffels was born in Akron in the 1960s, as the golden age was ending, and has lived there ever since. Now he plumbs the touchstones and idiosyncrasies of a region where industry has fallen, bowling is a legitimate profession, extreme weather is the norm, thrift store culture dominates, and sports is heartbreak in a rarely told story of a unique American generation whose deep regional pride was born of economic failure and hardship. The Hard Way on Purpose is the story from the inside, written by someone who never left, about the life that goes on there and what it means. Intelligent, humorous, and warm, Giffels's collection of linked essays is about coming of age in the Midwest, and the stubborn, optimistic, proud, and resourceful people who thrive there"--
Wheels of fortune ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member 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 )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member 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 )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Author, columnist, and NPR commentator, David Giffels, visits the Hudson Library
Wheels of Fortune : a history of Rubber in Akron by David Giffels ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.10 for David Giff ... to 0.47 for Wheels of ...)
English (17)