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Kevin Woyce Books
Powerful Powerpoint: How to Improve Your Slides, Speak Like a Pro, and Captivate Your Audience By Kevin Woyce
eBook (ePub): $3.99
Regional history author Kevin Woyce has given hundreds of PowerPoint presentations, on a variety of topics, over the past ten years. In this short, no-nonsense guide, he explains how he plans,... More > builds, and performs his slideshows. Learn how to choose and refine your topic; work with text, images, animations, and transitions; practice and revise your presentation; and speak to any audience, anywhere. There’s even a whole chapter on what to do when things don’t go as planned (interruptions, difficult rooms, equipment failures, etc.). Whether you’re a professional speaker or you have to make a slideshow for work or school, if you want to give a presentation your audience won’t forget, this book is for you.< Less
Jersey Shore History and Facts By Kevin Woyce
eBook (ePub): $3.99
Have you ever wondered... why is there an elephant-shaped building on the beach in Margate? … who built a concrete ship, and why? … how did Jersey Shore towns get names like Loveladies,... More > Ship Bottom, and Rio Grande? Inside JERSEY SHORE HISTORY AND FACTS, you will find the answers to all of these questions, and many more. So join author and photographer Kevin Woyce for a breezy tour of NJ coastal history--from pirates, shipwrecks, and lighthouses to grand hotels, abandoned forts, and today's most popular boardwalk towns. Illustrated throughout with original black & white photographs and historic images.< Less
New Jersey State Parks: History and Facts By Kevin Woyce
eBook (ePub): $3.99
Some of New Jersey's most exciting history can be found in our more than two dozen State Parks. Names such as Wawayanda and Hopatcong remind us of the Lenape, or "Original People." Historic... More > battlefields recall New Jersey's perilous years as "the crossroads of the American Revolution." Abandoned forges still speak of our first great industry, and we can trace the beginnings of our transportation network in the paths of the Morris and the Delaware and Raritan Canals. From the top of New Jersey's highest mountain to our last undeveloped beaches, discover the stories of our parks: who called them home in the past, what happened in and around them, and how they have been preserved for generations of visitors. Illustrated throughout with original black and white photographs of New Jersey's historic landmarks, parks, and scenic wonders.< Less
Niagara: The Falls and the River - an Illustrated History By Kevin Woyce
eBook (ePub): $4.99
NIAGARA is an illustrated history of the Niagara River, from historic bridges and forts to modern-day parks and attractions. Discover how Niagara Falls and the Niagara Gorge formed, and how they have... More > changed over the years. Meet the Niagara River's explorers and settlers; the daredevils who risked their lives for fame or fortune; the businessmen who harnessed the Falls' power; and the conservationists and visionaries who saved the Falls for generations of visitors. Illustrated throughout, with original black & white photographs and historic images of Niagara's natural and manmade wonders.< Less
Liberty: An Illustrated History of America's Favorite Statue By Kevin Woyce
eBook (ePub): $2.99
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, after more than twenty years of planning, fund raising, and construction. LIBERTY is her story. Discover how she was built and what she... More > symbolizes. Meet some of the people involved in her creation, including sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, engineer Gustave Eiffel, architect Richard Morris Hunt, and newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer. Explore her world, from nineteenth century Paris to twenty-first century New York. Illustrated throughout with original black and white photographs and historical images.< Less
Lighthouses: Connecticut and Block Island By Kevin Woyce
eBook (ePub): $2.99
Join author and photographer Kevin Woyce for a tour of eleven historic lighthouses, nine along the Connecticut coast and two on picturesque Block Island. Discover how and why these lights were built,... More > and meet the brave men and women who kept them shining. Illustrated throughout with original black and white photographs. Included: Sheffield Island Lighthouse, Green's Ledge Lighthouse, Five Mile Point Lighthouse (New Haven Harbor Light), Southwest Ledge Lighthouse, Black Rock Harbor / Fayerweather Island Lighthouse (Bridgeport), Stratford Point Lighthouse, New London Harbor Lighthouse, New London Ledge Lighthouse, Stonington Old Lighthouse Museum, Stonington Breakwater Lighthouse, Block Island North Lighthouse, Block Island Southeast Lighthouse< Less
Hudson River Lighthouses: An Illustrated History By Kevin Woyce
eBook (ePub): $3.99
Henry Hudson explored the river that now bears his name in 1609. The invention of the steamboat 200 years later, and the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, made the Hudson one of America's busiest... More > rivers. From 1826 until the middle of the 20th century, more than a dozen lighthouses guided ships past its islands and shallows.Join author and photographer Kevin Woyce for an illustrated tour of these historic lighthouses, from the long-vanished stations at Stuyvesant and Coxsackie to New York City's beloved "Little Red Lighthouse." Discover how and why these lights were built, and meet some of the brave men and women who kept them shining.Illustrated throughout, with original black & white photographs and vintage images.< Less
Santa's Hometown: How New York City (and a Few Other Places) Shaped the Christmas Season By Kevin Woyce
eBook (ePub): $3.99
In 1822, New York City landowner Clement Moore read a poem about Saint Nicholas to his six young children. Beginning in the 1860s, cartoonist Thomas Nast drew dozens of Santa Claus pictures based on... More > Moore's description of the "jolly old elf" who arrived on The Night Before Christmas. SANTA'S HOMETOWN is an illustrated history of the stories, art, songs, and traditions that make the Christmas Season the most joyous time of the year. Discover the stories behind the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, and the New Year's Eve ball drop at Times Square. Find out who made the first electric Christmas lights, which president grew Christmas trees on his estate, and much more! Illustrated throughout with vintage Christmas cards, art prints, and book illustrations, plus the author's original photographs of New York City landmarks. KEVIN WOYCE is an author, photographer, and lecturer specializing in regional American history. He lives in Lyndhurst, NJ.< Less