Brick by Brick by Louie T. McClain II

Brick by Brick
  • Title : Brick by Brick
  • Author : Louie T. McClain II
  • Publisher : Melanin Origins, LLC
  • ISBN Code : 9781626769106
  • Pages : 30
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Details the life and achievements of Booker T. Washington.


With Books and Bricks by Suzanne Slade

With Books and Bricks
  • Title : With Books and Bricks
  • Author : Suzanne Slade
  • Publisher : Albert Whitman and Company
  • ISBN Code : 0807508977
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Booker T. Washington had an incredible passion for learning. Born a slave, he taught himself to read. When the Civil War ended, Booker finally fulfilled his dream of attending school. After graduation, he was invited to teach in Tuskegee, Alabama. Finding many eager students but no school, Booker set out to build his own school—brick by brick. An afterword gives detailed information on how the school was built.


Brick by Brick Space by N.A

Brick by Brick Space
  • Title : Brick by Brick Space
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Running Press Kids
  • ISBN Code : 0762490500
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From a master LEGO builder comes twenty easy-to-build space projects using nothing but LEGO bricks! What's better than space or building with LEGO bricks? Building amazing space projects out of your LEGO bricks, of course! Brick by Brick Space provides more than twenty-five amazing projects to build with your LEGO bricks. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions to create space stations, satellites, planets, rocket ships, and more. Scattered throughout are fun and fascinating facts about space exploration and the various objects that are orbiting our world. This is a must-have book for any space enthusiast or LEGO lover.


Searching for Normal in the Wake of the Liberian War by Sharon Alane Abramowitz

Searching for Normal in the Wake of the Liberian War
  • Title : Searching for Normal in the Wake of the Liberian War
  • Author : Sharon Alane Abramowitz
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN Code : 0812209931
  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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At the end of Liberia's thirteen-year civil war, the devastated population struggled to rebuild their country and come to terms with their experiences of violence. During the first decade of postwar reconstruction, hundreds of humanitarian organizations created programs that were intended to heal trauma, prevent gendered violence, rehabilitate former soldiers, and provide psychosocial care to the transitioning populace. But the implementation of these programs was not always suited to the specific mental health needs of the population or easily reconciled with the broader aims of reconstruction and humanitarian peacekeeping, and psychiatric treatment was sometimes ignored or unevenly integrated into postconflict humanitarian health care delivery. Searching for Normal in the Wake of the Liberian War explores the human experience of the massive apparatus of trauma-healing and psychosocial interventions during the first five years of postwar reconstruction. Sharon Alane Abramowitz draws on extensive fieldwork among the government officials, humanitarian leaders, and an often-overlooked population of Liberian NGO employees to examine the structure and impact of the mental health care interventions, in particular the ways they were promised to work with peacekeeping and reconstruction, and how the reach and effectiveness of these promises can be measured. From this courageous ethnography emerges a geography of trauma and the ways it shapes the lives of those who give and receive care in postwar Liberia.


The Fierce 44 by The Staff of the Undefeated

The Fierce 44
  • Title : The Fierce 44
  • Author : The Staff of the Undefeated
  • Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
  • ISBN Code : 1328940624
  • Pages : 96
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A dynamic and hip collective biography that presents forty-four of America's greatest movers and shakers, from Frederick Douglass to Aretha Franklin to Barack Obama, written by ESPN's TheUndefeated.com and illustrated with dazzling portraits by Rob Ball. Meet forty-four of America's most impressive heroes in this collective biography of African American figures authored by the team at ESPN's TheUndefeated.com. From visionaries to entrepreneurs, athletes to activists, the Fierce 44 are beacons of brilliance, perseverance, and excellence. Each short biography is accompanied by a compelling portrait by Robert Ball, whose bright, graphic art pops off the page. Bringing household names like Serena Williams and Harriet Tubman together with lesser-known but highly deserving figures such as Robert Abbott and Dr. Charles Drew, this collection is a celebration of all that African Americans have achieved, despite everything they have had to overcome.


The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff

The Only Plane in the Sky
  • Title : The Only Plane in the Sky
  • Author : Garrett M. Graff
  • Publisher : Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 150118220X
  • Pages : 512
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “This is history at its most immediate and moving…A marvelous and memorable book.” —Jon Meacham “Remarkable…A priceless civic gift…On page after page, a reader will encounter words that startle, or make him angry, or heartbroken.” —The Wall Street Journal “Visceral...I repeatedly cried…This book captures the emotions and unspooling horror of the day.” —NPR “Had me turning each page with my heart in my throat…There’s been a lot written about 9/11, but nothing like this. I urge you to read it.” —Katie Couric The first comprehensive oral history of September 11, 2001—a panoramic narrative woven from the voices of Americans on the front lines of an unprecedented national trauma. Over the past eighteen years, monumental literature has been published about 9/11, from Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower, which traced the rise of al-Qaeda, to The 9/11 Commission Report, the government’s definitive factual retrospective of the attacks. But one perspective has been missing up to this point—a 360-degree account of the day told through the voices of the people who experienced it. Now, in The Only Plane in the Sky, award-winning journalist and bestselling historian Garrett Graff tells the story of the day as it was lived—in the words of those who lived it. Drawing on never-before-published transcripts, recently declassified documents, original interviews, and oral histories from nearly five hundred government officials, first responders, witnesses, survivors, friends, and family members, Graff paints the most vivid and human portrait of the September 11 attacks yet. Beginning in the predawn hours of airports in the Northeast, we meet the ticket agents who unknowingly usher terrorists onto their flights, and the flight attendants inside the hijacked planes. In New York City, first responders confront a scene of unimaginable horror at the Twin Towers. From a secret bunker underneath the White House, officials watch for incoming planes on radar. Aboard the small number of unarmed fighter jets in the air, pilots make a pact to fly into a hijacked airliner if necessary to bring it down. In the skies above Pennsylvania, civilians aboard United Flight 93 make the ultimate sacrifice in their place. Then, as the day moves forward and flights are grounded nationwide, Air Force One circles the country alone, its passengers isolated and afraid. More than simply a collection of eyewitness testimonies, The Only Plane in the Sky is the historic narrative of how ordinary people grappled with extraordinary events in real time: the father and son working in the North Tower, caught on different ends of the impact zone; the firefighter searching for his wife who works at the World Trade Center; the operator of in-flight telephone calls who promises to share a passenger’s last words with his family; the beloved FDNY chaplain who bravely performs last rites for the dying, losing his own life when the Towers collapse; and the generals at the Pentagon who break down and weep when they are barred from rushing into the burning building to try to rescue their colleagues. At once a powerful tribute to the courage of everyday Americans and an essential addition to the literature of 9/11, The Only Plane in the Sky weaves together the unforgettable personal experiences of the men and women who found themselves caught at the center of an unprecedented human drama. The result is a unique, profound, and searing exploration of humanity on a day that changed the course of history, and all of our lives.


Memories of the Future by Siri Hustvedt

Memories of the Future
  • Title : Memories of the Future
  • Author : Siri Hustvedt
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1982102845
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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A provocative, exuberant novel about time, memory, desire, and the imagination from the internationally bestselling and prizewinning author of The Blazing World. A young woman, S.H., moves to New York City in 1978 to look for adventure and write her first novel, but finds herself distracted by her mysterious neighbor, Lucy Brite. As S.H. listens to Lucy through the thin walls of her dilapidated building, she carefully transcribes the woman’s bizarre monologues about her daughter’s violent death and her need to punish the killer. Forty years later, S.H. stumbles upon the journal she kept that year and writes a memoir, Memories of the Future, in which she juxtaposes the notebook’s texts, drafts from her unfinished comic novel, and her commentaries on them to create a dialogue among selves over the decades. She remembers. She misremembers. She forgets. Events of the past take on new meanings. She works to reframe her traumatic memory of a sexual assault. She celebrates the legacy of the wild and rebellious Dada artist-poet, the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. As the book unfolds, you witness S.H. write her way through vengeance and into freedom. Smart, funny, angry, and poignant, Hustvedt’s seventh novel brings together the themes that have made her one of the most celebrated novelists working today: the strangeness of time, the brutality of patriarchy, and the power of the imagination to remake the past.


The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner

The Flamethrowers
  • Title : The Flamethrowers
  • Author : Rachel Kushner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1439154171
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW * New York magazine’s #1 Book of the Year * Best Book of 2013 by: The Wall Street Journal; Vogue; O, The Oprah Magazine; Los Angeles Times; The San Francisco Chronicle; The New Yorker; Time; Flavorwire; Salon; Slate; The Daily Beast “Superb…Scintillatingly alive…A pure explosion of now.”—The New Yorker Reno, so-called because of the place of her birth, comes to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Her arrival coincides with an explosion of activity—artists colonize a deserted and industrial SoHo, stage actions in the East Village, blur the line between life and art. Reno is submitted to a sentimental education of sorts—by dreamers, poseurs, and raconteurs in New York and by radicals in Italy, where she goes with her lover to meet his estranged and formidable family. Ardent, vulnerable, and bold, Reno is a fiercely memorable observer, superbly realized by Rachel Kushner.


Indian Boyhood by Charles A Eastman

Indian Boyhood
  • Title : Indian Boyhood
  • Author : Charles A Eastman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 180
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  • Language : English
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WHAT boy would not be an Indian for a while when he thinks of the freest life in the world? This life was mine. Every day there was a real hunt. There was real game. Occasionally there was a medicine dance away off in the woods where no one could disturb us, in which the boys impersonated their elders, Brave Bull, Standing Elk, High Hawk, Medicine Bear, and the rest. They painted and imitated their fathers and grandfathers to the minutest detail, and accurately too, because they had seen the real thing all their lives. We were not only good mimics but we were close students of nature. We studied the habits of animals just as you study your books. We watched the men of our people and represented them in our play; then learned to emulate them in our lives. No people have a better use of their five senses than the children of the wilderness. We could smell as well as hear and see. We could feel and taste as well as we could see and hear. Nowhere has the memory been more fully developed than in the wild life, and I can still see wherein I owe much to my early training. Of course I myself do not remember when I first saw the day, but my brothers have often recalled the event with much mirth; for it was a custom of the Sioux that when a boy was born his brother must plunge into the water, or roll in the snow naked if it was winter time; and if he was not big enough to do either of these himself, water was thrown on him. If the new-born had a sister, she must be immersed. The idea was that a warrior had come to camp, and the other children must display some act of hardihood. I was so unfortunate as to be the youngest of five children who, soon after I was born, were left motherless. I had to bear the humiliating name "Hakadah," meaning "the pitiful last," until I should earn a more dignified and appropriate name. I was regarded as little more than a plaything by the rest of the children. My mother, who was known as the handsomest woman of all the Spirit Lake and Leaf Dweller Sioux, was dangerously ill, and one of the medicine men who attended her said: "Another medicine man has come into existence, but the mother must die. Therefore let him bear the name 'Mysterious Medicine.'" But one of the bystanders hastily interfered, saying that an uncle of the child already bore that name, so, for the time, I was only "Hakadah."


The Lost City of Z by David Grann

The Lost City of Z
  • Title : The Lost City of Z
  • Author : David Grann
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1847378056
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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**NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING ROBERT PATTINSON, CHARLIE HUNNAM AND SIENNA MILLER** ‘A riveting, exciting and thoroughly compelling tale of adventure’JOHN GRISHAM The story of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle's The Lost World Fawcett was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened it the City of Z. In 1925, Fawcett headed into the wilderness with his son Jack, vowing to make history. They vanished without a trace. For the next eighty years, hordes of explorers plunged into the jungle, trying to find evidence of Fawcett's party or Z. Some died from disease and starvation; others simply disappeared. In this spellbinding true tale of lethal obsession, David Grann retraces the footsteps of Fawcett and his followers as he unravels one of the greatest mysteries of exploration. ‘A wonderful story of a lost age of heroic exploration’ Sunday Times ‘Marvellous ... An engrossing book whose protagonist could out-think Indiana Jones’ Daily Telegraph ‘The best story in the world, told perfectly’ Evening Standard ‘A fascinating and brilliant book’ Malcolm Gladwell


Brick by Brick Space by Warren Elsmore

Brick by Brick Space
  • Title : Brick by Brick Space
  • Author : Warren Elsmore
  • Publisher : Brick By Brick
  • ISBN Code : 9781783422814
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Love Space? Love LEGO? If the answer is yes, you'll love this book! 'Brick by Brick Space' will teach you how to build amazing space projects, giving step by step instructions - simple and easy. And all you need for it to work are LEGO bricks! If you want to bring to make amazing space craft, our planets, the galaxy and more, this book will help you do it - and all in the middle of your living room! Not only will you learn how to build amazing space projects; you'll also learn a bit more about them, through the information scattered throughout the book. This book teaches you how to make incredible space projects, and to understand them a bit better - a must-have for space lovers!


And It Begins Like This by LaTanya McQueen

And It Begins Like This
  • Title : And It Begins Like This
  • Author : LaTanya McQueen
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • ISBN Code : 1625571062
  • Pages : 175
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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LaTanya McQueen's essays offer a bold examination of the weight history, both personal and societal, places on our present moment. And it Begins Like This is a book brave enough to challenge our accepted notions of the past to put black women in their rightful place, in the forefront of the ongoing struggle for dignity and equality. It's a book that is both moving and absolutely necessary.


Black Wall Street by Hannibal B. Johnson

Black Wall Street
  • Title : Black Wall Street
  • Author : Hannibal B. Johnson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781934645383
  • Pages : 307
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  • Language : English
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Early in the twentieth century, the black community in Tulsa- the "Greenwood District"- became a nationally renowned entrepreneurial center. Frequently referred to as "The Black Wall Street of America," the Greenwood District attracted pioneers from all over America who sought new opportunities and fresh challenges. Legal segregation forced blacks to do business among themselves. The Greenwood district prospered as dollars circulated within the black community. But fear and jealousy swelled in the greater Tulsa community. The alleged assault of a white woman by a black man triggered unprecedented civil unrest. The worst riot in American history, the Tulsa Race Riot pf 1921 destroyed people, property, hopes, and dreams. Hundreds of people died or were injured. Property damage ran into the millions. The Greenwood District burned to the ground. Ever courageous, the Greenwood District pioneers rebuilt and better than ever. By 1942, some 242 businesses called the Greenwood district home. Having experienced decline in the '60s, '70s, and early '80s, the area is now poised for yet another renaissance. Black Wall Street speaks to the triumph of the human spirit.


The End of Books--or Books Without End? by J. Yellowlees Douglas

The End of Books--or Books Without End?
  • Title : The End of Books--or Books Without End?
  • Author : J. Yellowlees Douglas
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780472088461
  • Pages : 205
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An exploration of the possibilities of hypertext fiction as art form and entertainment


The Infatuations by Javier Marías

The Infatuations
  • Title : The Infatuations
  • Author : Javier Marías
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0241958504
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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The Infatuations is a metaphysical murder mystery and a stunningly original literary achievement by Javier Marías, the internationally acclaimed author of A Heart So White and Your Face Tomorrow. Every day, María Dolz stops for breakfast at the same café. And every day she enjoys watching a handsome couple who follow the same routine. Then one day they aren't there, and she feels obscurely bereft. It is only later, when she comes across a newspaper photograph of the man, lying stabbed in the street, his shirt half off, that she discovers who the couple are. Some time afterwards, when the woman returns to the café with her children, who are then collected by a different man, and Maria approaches her to offer her condolences, an entanglement begins which sheds new light on this apparently random, pointless death. With The Infatuations, Javier Marías brilliantly reimagines the murder novel as a metaphysical enquiry, addressing existential questions of life, death, love and morality. The Infatuations is an extraordinary, immersive book about the terrible force of events and their consequences. 'I am greatly impressed by the quality of Marías's writing . . . he uses language like an anatomist uses the scalpel to cut away the layers of the flesh in order to lay bare the innermost secrets of that strangest of species, the human being' W. G. Sebald 'Years ago, I said that Marías was Spain's best living writer . . . Nothing, afterwards, has made me alter that opinion' Eduardo Mendoza, El País ''[I am] enthralled by his strange mix of made-up memories, lost experiences and real-life fantasies' Marina Warner, Guardian 'Stylish, cerebral . . . Marías is a startling talent' The New York Times Javier Marías was born in Madrid in 1951. He has published ten novels, two collections of short stories and several volumes of essays. His work has been translated into thirty-two languages and won a dazzling array of international literary awards, including the prestigious Dublin IMPAC award for A Heart So White. He is also a highly practised translator into Spanish of English authors, including Joseph Conrad, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Thomas Browne and Laurence Sterne. He has held academic posts in Spain, the United States and in Britain, as Lecturer in Spanish Literature at Oxford University. Margaret Jull Costa has been a literary translator for over twenty-five years and has translated many novels and short stories by Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American writers, including Javier Marías, Fernando Pessoa, José Saramago, Bernardo Atxaga and Ramón del Valle-Inclán. She has won various prizes for her work, including, in 2008, the PEN Book-of-the-Month Translation Award and the Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize for her version of Eça de Queiroz's masterpiece The Maias, and, most recently, the 2011 Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize for The Elephant's Journey by José Saramago.


Varieties of Disturbance by Lydia Davis

Varieties of Disturbance
  • Title : Varieties of Disturbance
  • Author : Lydia Davis
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 0374281734
  • Pages : 219
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Presents a collection of short fiction, including "What you Learn about the Baby" in which a mother describes how an infant disrupts her life and "Jane and Cane" details an elderly woman's search for her missing cane.


Asian Children’s Literature and Film in a Global Age by Bernard Wilson,Sharmani Patricia Gabriel

Asian Children’s Literature and Film in a Global Age
  • Title : Asian Children’s Literature and Film in a Global Age
  • Author : Bernard Wilson,Sharmani Patricia Gabriel
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 9811526311
  • Pages : 398
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  • Language : English
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This volume provides a key analysis of Asian children’s literature and film and creates a dialogue between East and West and between the cultures from which they emerge, within the complex symbiosis of their local, national and transnational frameworks. In terms of location and content the book embraces a broad scope, including contributions related to the Asian-American diaspora, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan. Individually and collectively, these essays broach crucial questions: What elements of Asian literature and film make them distinctive, both within their own specific culture and within the broader Asian area? What aspects link them to these genres in other parts of the world? How have they represented and shaped the societies and cultures they inhabit? What moral codes do they address, underpin, or contest? The volume provides further voice to the increasingly diverse and fascinating output of the region and emphasises the importance of Asian art forms as depictions of specific cultures but also of their connection to broader themes in children’s texts, and scholarship within this field.


Muhammad Ali by Gene Barretta

Muhammad Ali
  • Title : Muhammad Ali
  • Author : Gene Barretta
  • Publisher : Katherine Tegen Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780062430168
  • Pages : 40
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  • Language : English
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In this picture book biography of Muhammad Ali, author Gene Barretta and illustrator Frank Morrison tell the unforgettable childhood story of this legendary boxing champion and how one pivotal moment set him on his path to become the Greatest of All Time. The Louisville Lip. The Greatest. The People’s Champion. Muhammad Ali had many nicknames. But before he became one of the most recognizable faces in the world, before the nicknames and the championships, before he converted to Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali, he was twelve-year-old Cassius Clay riding a brand-new red-and-white bicycle through the streets of Louisville, Kentucky. One fateful day, this proud and bold young boy had that bike stolen, his prized possession, and he wouldn’t let it go. Not without a fight. This would be the day he discovered boxing. And a champion was born. Back matter includes biographical overview, photos, bibliography, and more resources.


The Show I'll Never Forget by Sean Manning

The Show I'll Never Forget
  • Title : The Show I'll Never Forget
  • Author : Sean Manning
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • ISBN Code : 0786734442
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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In The Show I’ll Never Forget, writer Sean Manning has gathered an amazing array of unforgettable concert memories from a veritable A-list of acclaimed novelists, poets, biographers, cultural critics, and songwriters. Their candid, first-person recollections reveal as much about the writers’ lives at the time as they do about the venues where the shows occurred or the artists onstage. Ishmael Reed on Miles Davis Luc Sante on Public Image Ltd. Heidi Julavits on Rush Daniel Handler and Andrew Sean Greer on Metric Diana Ossana on Led Zeppelin Maggie Estep on Einsturzende Neubauten Dani Shapiro on Bruce Springsteen Gary Giddins on Titans of the Tenor! Nick Flynn on Mink DeVille Susan Straight on The Funk Festival Rick Moody on the The Lounge Lizards Jennifer Egan on Patti Smith Harvey Pekar on Joe Maneri Thurston Moore on Glen Branca, Rudolph Grey, and Wharton Tiers Chuck Klosterman on Prince Sigrid Nunez on Woodstock Jerry Stahl on David Bowie Charles R. Cross on Nirvana Marc Nesbitt on The Beastie Boys And many more . . . No matter where your musical taste falls, these often funny, occasionally sad, always thought-provoking essays-all written especially for The Show I’ll Never Forget-are sure to connect with anyone who loves, or has ever loved, live music.


The Long Tail by Chris Anderson

The Long Tail
  • Title : The Long Tail
  • Author : Chris Anderson
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • ISBN Code : 1401384633
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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What happens when the bottlenecks that stand between supply and demand in our culture go away and everything becomes available to everyone? "The Long Tail" is a powerful new force in our economy: the rise of the niche. As the cost of reaching consumers drops dramatically, our markets are shifting from a one-size-fits-all model of mass appeal to one of unlimited variety for unique tastes. From supermarket shelves to advertising agencies, the ability to offer vast choice is changing everything, and causing us to rethink where our markets lie and how to get to them. Unlimited selection is revealing truths about what consumers want and how they want to get it, from DVDs at Netflix to songs on iTunes to advertising on Google. However, this is not just a virtue of online marketplaces; it is an example of an entirely new economic model for business, one that is just beginning to show its power. After a century of obsessing over the few products at the head of the demand curve, the new economics of distribution allow us to turn our focus to the many more products in the tail, which collectively can create a new market as big as the one we already know. The Long Tail is really about the economics of abundance. New efficiencies in distribution, manufacturing, and marketing are essentially resetting the definition of what's commercially viable across the board. If the 20th century was about hits, the 21st will be equally about niches.


The Weight of Numbers by Simon Ings

The Weight of Numbers
  • Title : The Weight of Numbers
  • Author : Simon Ings
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 0857896466
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Winner of the O2 X Award 'A new Heart of Darkness... it is unlikely that there will be a finer written fiction this year' Guardian 'A shimmering tapestry, a truly networked work of fiction.' Dally Telegraph On July 21, 1969 two astronauts set foot on the moon; far below, in ravaged Mozambique, a young revolutionary - hailed as the saviour of his country - is murdered by a package bomb. From these two unconnected events, Simon Ings weaves a great and glittering web that entangles four lives: Anthony Burden, a mathematical genius destroyed by the beauty of numbers; Saul Cogan, transformed from prankster idealist to trafficker in the poor and dispossessed; and Stacey Chavez, ex-teenage celebrity and mediocre performance artist, hungry for fame and starved of love. All are haunted by Nick Jinks, a man who sows disaster wherever he treads. As the twentieth century unravels, Burden, Cogan, Chavez and Jinks are powerless to escape the connections that bind them. This is not fate, but its opposite: the weight of numbers.


Perseverance by Quineka Ragsdale

Perseverance
  • Title : Perseverance
  • Author : Quineka Ragsdale
  • Publisher : Melanin Origins, LLC
  • ISBN Code : 9781626767881
  • Pages : 26
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Read along as renowned author, Quineka Ragsdale of the Demarcus Jones series, tells of the 1st African American woman to receive a four-year Bachelor's Degree: Mary Jane Patterson. The life of Mary Patterson inspires and encourages children to excel in their education, set goals, and work towards achieving them.


Understanding Others by National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.

Understanding Others
  • Title : Understanding Others
  • Author : National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
  • Publisher : National Council of Teachers
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 257
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book of essays offers perspectives for college teachers facing the perplexities of today's focus on cultural issues in literature programs. The book presents ideas from 19 scholars and teachers relating to theories of culture-oriented criticism and teaching, contexts for these activities, and specific, culture-focused texts significant for college courses. The articles and their authors are as follows: (1) "Cultural Criticism: Past and Present" (Mary Poovey); (2) "Genre as a Social Institution" (James F. Slevin); (3) "Teaching Multicultural Literature" (Reed Way Dasenbrock); (4) "Translation as a Method for Cross-Cultural Teaching" (Anuradha Dingwaney and Carol Maier); (5) "Teaching in the Television Culture" (Judith Scot-Smith Girgus and Cecelia Tichi); (6) "Multicultural Teaching: It's an Inside Job" (Mary C. Savage); (7) "Chicana Feminism: In the Tracks of 'the' Native Woman" (Norma Alarcon); (8) "Current African American Literary Theory: Review and Projections" (Reginald Martin); (9) "Talking across Cultures" (Robert S. Burton); (10) "Walter Mitty in China: Teaching American Fiction in an Alien Culture" (H. W. Matalene); (11) "Text, Context, and Teaching Literature by African American Women" (Sandra Jamieson); (12) "Sethe's 'Big, Bad' Love" (Chauncey A. Ridley); (13) "Baldwin, Bebop, and 'Sonny's Blues'" (Pancho Savery); (14) "Filiative and Affiliative Textualization in Chinese American Literature" (David Leiwei Li); (15) "The Unheard: Vietnamese Voices in the Literature Curriculum" (Renny Christopher); (16) "Narrative Theory in Naguib Mahfouz's 'The Children of Gebelawi'" (Suzanne Evertsen Lundquist); and (17) "The Mixed Blood Writer as Interpreter and Mythmaker" (Patricia Riley). (SR)


The Long Take by Robin Robertson

The Long Take
  • Title : The Long Take
  • Author : Robin Robertson
  • Publisher : Knopf Publishing Group
  • ISBN Code : 9781524711429
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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**Finalist for the 2018 Man Booker Prize** **Winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, the Goldsmiths Prize for Innovative Fiction, and the Roehampton Poetry Prize** From the award-winning British author--a poet's noir narrative that tells the story of a D-Day veteran in postwar America: a good man, brutalized by war, haunted by violence and apparently doomed to return to it, yet resolved to find kindness again, in the world and in himself. Walker is a D-Day veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder; he can't return home to rural Nova Scotia, and looks instead to the city for freedom, anonymity and repair. As he finds his way from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco, we witness a crucial period of fracture in American history, one that also allowed film noir to flourish. The Dream had gone sour but--as those dark, classic movies made clear--the country needed outsiders to study and to dramatize its new anxieties. Both an outsider and, gradually, an insider, Walker finds work as a journalist, and tries to piece his life together as America is beginning to come apart: riven by social and racial divisions, spiraling corruption, and the collapse of the inner cities. Robin Robertson's fluid verse pans with filmic immediacy across the postwar urban scene--and into the heart of an unforgettable character--in this highly original work of art.


Alexander H. Stephens, in Public and Private. With Letters and Speeches, Before, During, and Since the War by Henry Cleveland

Alexander H. Stephens, in Public and Private. With Letters and Speeches, Before, During, and Since the War
  • Title : Alexander H. Stephens, in Public and Private. With Letters and Speeches, Before, During, and Since the War
  • Author : Henry Cleveland
  • Publisher : Hardpress Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780461049022
  • Pages : 856
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!


We Are Anonymous by Parmy Olson

We Are Anonymous
  • Title : We Are Anonymous
  • Author : Parmy Olson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1448136156
  • Pages : 528
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In January 2012, the hacker collective Anonymous brought down the FBI website in response to planned American laws against internet piracy. In 2011, LulzSec, a sister organisation, broke into and blocked computer systems at VISA, Mastercard and PayPal. The groups have infiltrated the networks of totalitarian governments in Libya and Tunisia. They have attacked the CIA and NATO. But instead of being sanctimonious and secretive, these cyber activists are flippant and taunting, never hesitating to mock those they've outsmarted. Today, governments, big businesses and social activists are waking up to the true power of the internet, and how it can be manipulated. This is the story of a hive mind, with many hackers across the globe connected to slice through security systems and escape untraced. Through the stories of four key members, We Are Anonymous offers a gripping, adrenalin-fuelled narrative drawing upon extensive research, and hundreds of conversations with the hackers themselves. By coming to know them - their backgrounds, families, motivations - we come to know the human side of their virtual exploits, showing exactly why they're so passionate about disrupting the internet's frontiers.


The Faithful Executioner by Joel F. Harrington

The Faithful Executioner
  • Title : The Faithful Executioner
  • Author : Joel F. Harrington
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1448129370
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Meet Frantz Schmidt: executioner, torturer and, most unusually for his times, diarist. Following in his father’s footsteps, Frantz entered the executioner’s trade as an Apprentice. 394 executions and forty-five years later, he retired to focus his attentions on running the large medical practice that he had always viewed as his true vocation. Through examination of Frantz’s exceptional and often overlooked record, Joel F. Harrington delves deep into a world of human cruelty, tragedy and injustice. At the same time, he poses a fascinating question: could a man who routinely practiced such cruelty also be insightful, compassionate – even progressive? The Faithful Executioner is the biography of an ordinary man struggling to overcome an unjust family curse; it is also a remarkable panorama of a Europe poised on the cusp of modernity, a world with startling parallels to our own.


Breaking The Sickle: by Louie T. McClain II

Breaking The Sickle:
  • Title : Breaking The Sickle:
  • Author : Louie T. McClain II
  • Publisher : Melanin Origins, LLC
  • ISBN Code : 9781626768895
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A children's book snippet about the life of a pioneer African-American pediatrician who saved and prolonged the lives of people battling Sickle Cell Disease and who's life's work became U.S. medical policy.


Power in My Pen by Louie T. McClain II

Power in My Pen
  • Title : Power in My Pen
  • Author : Louie T. McClain II
  • Publisher : Melanin Origins, LLC
  • ISBN Code : 9781626769083
  • Pages : 28
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A children's book snippet about the amazing exploits of the magnificent Ida B. Wells - an inspirational African-American innovator, leader, scholar, and journalist.


The House That George Built by Suzanne Slade

The House That George Built
  • Title : The House That George Built
  • Author : Suzanne Slade
  • Publisher : Triangle Interactive, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1684446813
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Read Along or Enhanced eBook: THE HOUSE THAT GEORGE BUILT takes readers through the process of how the president’s house came to be—starting with the contest George held to choose the perfect design for this legendary landmark, all the way to President John Adams’s move into the grandiose home. Cleverly written in the familiar format of "The House That Jack Built," author Suzanne Slade supplements her rhyming verse with lively conversational prose, describing how George was involved in this project from beginning to end, from selecting the location to figuring out how to get the thousands of heavy bricks to the construction site. Rebecca Bond’s watercolor illustrations help readers follow the steps to what became the White House as we know it today.


Up From The Trap by Louie T. McClain II, 2nd

Up From The Trap
  • Title : Up From The Trap
  • Author : Louie T. McClain II, 2nd
  • Publisher : Melanin Origins, LLC
  • ISBN Code : 9781626766983
  • Pages : 252
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Up From The Trap thoroughly communicates "the trap" that African-Americans have been placed in culturally, psychologically, and economically and identifies successful pathways out of it. African-Americans use this book in high schools, colleges, and family settings nationwide as a tool to demonstrate love towards all, especially those in their own communities, and leverage what has been gained through education and experience to create thriving institutions to uplift their race. Louie T. McClain II, Bestselling Author and Founder of Melanin Origins LLC, deep dives into the theories of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey regarding the wonderful paths forward for black progress in America. The greatest leaders in the black community have fought for the people, provided for the people, encouraged, and admonished the people as well. Up From The Trap shows how many in the black race share many common themes in our lives, and how individual reflection, coupled with integrity, brings about the change we wish to see in our households and communities.


Voices of the Self by Keith Gilyard

Voices of the Self
  • Title : Voices of the Self
  • Author : Keith Gilyard
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780814322253
  • Pages : 177
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An exploration of the key issues of language education for African Americans.


Climbing Lincoln's Steps by Suzanne Slade

Climbing Lincoln's Steps
  • Title : Climbing Lincoln's Steps
  • Author : Suzanne Slade
  • Publisher : Albert Whitman and Company
  • ISBN Code : 9780807512043
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Interweaves the story of black Americans' struggle for equality with important moments in African-American history that have occurred at the Lincoln Memorial, including Marian Anderson's concert in 1939; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous speech in 1963; and a visit from the first African-American president and his family in 2009.


Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee by Ellen Weiss

Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee
  • Title : Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee
  • Author : Ellen Weiss
  • Publisher : NewSouth Books
  • ISBN Code : 1588382486
  • Pages : 282
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Robert R. Taylor and Tuskegee interweaves the life of the first academically trained African American architect with his life¿s work ¿ the campus of Booker T. Washington¿s Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute. In this richly illustrated architectural history, the author shows how a black youth born in North Carolina shortly after the Civil War earned a professional architecture degree at MIT, and how he then used his design and administrative skills to further Booker T. Washington¿s agenda of community solidarity and¿in defiance of the then-expanding Jim Crow policies¿the public expression of racial pride and progress. The book also considers such issues as architectural education for African Americans at the turn of the twentieth century, the white donors who funded Tuskegee¿s buildings, other Tuskegee architects, and Taylor¿s buildings elsewhere. Individual narratives of Taylor¿s Tuskegee buildings conclude the volume.


Everything Man by Shana L. Redmond

Everything Man
  • Title : Everything Man
  • Author : Shana L. Redmond
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781478006619
  • Pages : 184
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Shana L. Redmond traces Paul Robeson's continuing cultural resonances in popular culture and politics, showing how he remains a vital force and presence for all those he inspired.


The Function of Emotions by Heather C. Lench

The Function of Emotions
  • Title : The Function of Emotions
  • Author : Heather C. Lench
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319776193
  • Pages : 267
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This eye-opening text brings together research from behavioral science, neuroscience, and other fields to make a cogent case for emotions acting as a practical framework for living our lives. A dozen basic emotions are analyzed in terms of what causes them, how they change thoughts and behaviors, and the functional value of these responses. Contrary to the common idea of emotions as fleeting occurrences, they are shown as having the potential for lasting impact on moods, thoughts, and behaviors. Intriguing findings assert that even negative emotions such as jealousy and anger can have positive results such as promoting positive goals, and can lead to successful outcomes in overarching domains such as cognition and well-being. Among the topics covered: · How fear and anxiety promote attention and protective behavior. · How sadness and depression promote analysis of complex problems in goal-pursuits. · How happiness promotes processing and attention. · How love promotes relationship development and goal attainment. · How pride promotes sense of self and identity. The Function of Emotions is a valuable resource for students, researchers, and clinicians interested in the psychology and neuroscience of emotions and their function in everyday life. It will attract an interested readership among professionals working in such fields as education, management and leadership, social work, and psychotherapy.


theMystery.doc by Matthew McIntosh

theMystery.doc
  • Title : theMystery.doc
  • Author : Matthew McIntosh
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • ISBN Code : 1611859522
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Rooted in the western United States in the decade post-9/11, theMystery.doc follows a young writer and his wife as he attempts to write his second book, a national epic he hopes will last forever, and as he searches for a form that will express the world as it has become, revealing the interconnectedness of all our lives. Pop-up ads, internet search results, spam, lines of code, frames of film and television mix with canonical works of literature, alchemical manuscripts, transcripts of personal conversations, and the story of a man who wakes up one morning not knowing who he is, a blank document called themystery.doc newly appeared on his computer. Part love story, part prose poem, part documentary, part existential whodunit, part future-fiction, part Bildungsroman, part memoir, theMystery.doc is about the quest to find something lasting in a world where everything is in danger of slipping away. Love, loss, birth, death, technology, terrorism and the American Dream come together to form a great symphonic work that dazzles in both its structure and in its deep emotional resonance.


The Tunnel by William H. Gass

The Tunnel
  • Title : The Tunnel
  • Author : William H. Gass
  • Publisher : Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ISBN Code : 9781564782137
  • Pages : 651
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Gass has produced a book that burrows inside us then wails like a beast, a book that mainlines a century's terror direct to the brain."—Voice Literary Supplement


My Grandma Is A Lady by Jalissa B. Pollard

My Grandma Is A Lady
  • Title : My Grandma Is A Lady
  • Author : Jalissa B. Pollard
  • Publisher : Melanin Origins, LLC
  • ISBN Code : 9781626766969
  • Pages : 36
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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My Grandma is a Lady is about a young African American girl that chronicles her memories of her grandmother's participation and membership in the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Knights of Peter Claver, a historically black lay organization of Catholics. Representation matters. This story resonates with many children of the Catholic faith worldwide.


Intellectual Impostures by Jean Bricmont,Alan Sokal

Intellectual Impostures
  • Title : Intellectual Impostures
  • Author : Jean Bricmont,Alan Sokal
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • ISBN Code : 1847657826
  • Pages : 491
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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When Intellectual Impostures was published in France, it sent shock waves through the Left Bank establishment. When it was published in Britain, it provoked impassioned debate. Sokal and Bricmont examine the canon of French postmodernists - Lacan, Kristeva, Baudrillard, Irigaray, Latour, Virilio, Deleuze and Guattari - and systematically expose their abuse of science. This edition contains a new preface analysing the reactions to the book and answering some of the attacks.