Love Songs by Ted Gioia

Love Songs
  • Title : Love Songs
  • Author : Ted Gioia
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199357579
  • Pages : 315
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  • Language : English
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Uncovers the unexplored history of the love song, from the fertility rites of ancient cultures to the sexualized YouTube videos of the present day, and discusses such topics as censorship, the legacy of love songs, and why it is a dominant form of modern musical expression.


Healing Songs by Ted Gioia

Healing Songs
  • Title : Healing Songs
  • Author : Ted Gioia
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0822387670
  • Pages : 259
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  • Language : English
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While the first healers were musicians who relied on rhythm and song to help cure the sick, over time Western thinkers and doctors lost touch with these traditions. In the West, for almost two millennia, the roles of the healer and the musician have been strictly separated. Until recently, that is. Over the past few decades there has been a resurgence of interest in healing music. In the midst of this nascent revival, Ted Gioia, a musician, composer, and widely praised author, offers the first detailed exploration of the uses of music for curative purposes from ancient times to the present. Gioia’s inquiry into the restorative powers of sound moves effortlessly from the history of shamanism to the role of Orpheus as a mythical figure linking Eastern and Western ideas about therapeutic music, and from Native American healing ceremonies to what clinical studies can reveal about the efficacy of contemporary methods of sonic healing. Gioia considers a broad range of therapies, providing a thoughtful, impartial guide to their histories and claims, their successes and failures. He examines a host of New Age practices, including toning, Cymatics, drumming circles, and the Tomatis method. And he explores how the medical establishment has begun to recognize and incorporate the therapeutic power of song. Acknowledging that the drumming circle will not—and should not—replace the emergency room, nor the shaman the cardiologist, Gioia suggests that the most promising path is one in which both the latest medical science and music—with its capacity to transform attitudes and bring people together—are brought to bear on the multifaceted healing process. In Healing Songs, as in its companion volume Work Songs, Gioia moves beyond studies of music centered on specific performers, time periods, or genres to illuminate how music enters into and transforms the experiences of everyday life.


The History of Jazz by Ted Gioia

The History of Jazz
  • Title : The History of Jazz
  • Author : Ted Gioia
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190087218
  • Pages : 608
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  • Language : English
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"The History of Jazz, 3rd edition, is a comprehensive survey of jazz music from its origins until the current day. The book is designed for general readers and students, as well as those with more specialized interest in jazz and music history. It provides detailed biographical information and an overview of the musical contributions of the key innovators in development of jazz, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and others. The book also traces the evolution of jazz styles and includes in-depth accounts of ragtime, blues, New Orleans jazz, Chicago jazz, swing and big band music, bebop, hard bop, cool jazz, avant-garde, jazz-rock fusion and other subgenres and developments. The History of Jazz also provides a cultural and socioeconomic contextualization of the music, dealing with the broader political and social environment that gave birth to the music and shaped its development-both in the United States and a global setting"--


Hidden History of Music Row by Brian Allison, Elizabeth Elkins and Vanessa Olivarez; Foreword by

Hidden History of Music Row
  • Title : Hidden History of Music Row
  • Author : Brian Allison, Elizabeth Elkins and Vanessa Olivarez; Foreword by
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1467144568
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Nashville's Music Row is as complicated as the myths that surround it. And there are plenty, from an adulterous French fur trader to an adventurous antebellum widow, from the early Quonset hut recordings to record labels in glass high-rise towers and from "Your Cheatin' Heart" to "Strawberry Wine." Untangle the legendary history with never-before-seen photos of Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Kris Kristofferson and Shel Silverstein and interviews with multi-platinum songwriters and star performers. Authors Brian Allison, Elizabeth Elkins and Vanessa Olivarez dig into the dreamers and the doers, the architects and the madmen, the ghosts and the hit-makers that made these avenues and alleys world-famous.


Footsteps in the Dark by George Lipsitz

Footsteps in the Dark
  • Title : Footsteps in the Dark
  • Author : George Lipsitz
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN Code : 0816650195
  • Pages : 343
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  • Language : English
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Most pop songs are short-lived. They appear suddenly and, if they catch on, seem to be everywhere at once before disappearing again into obscurity. Yet some songs resonate more deeply—often in ways that reflect broader historical and cultural changes. In Footsteps in the Dark, George Lipsitz illuminates these secret meanings, offering imaginative interpretations of a wide range of popular music genres from jazz to salsa to rock. Sweeping changes that only remotely register in official narratives, Lipsitz argues, can appear in vivid relief within popular music, especially when these changes occur outside mainstream white culture. Using a wealth of revealing examples, he discusses such topics as the emergence of an African American techno music subculture in Detroit as a contradictory case of digital capitalism and the prominence of banda, merengue, and salsa music in the 1990s as an expression of changing Mexican, Dominican, and Puerto Rican nationalisms. Approaching race and popular music from another direction, he analyzes the Ken Burns PBS series Jazz as a largely uncritical celebration of American nationalism that obscures the civil rights era’s challenge to racial inequality, and he takes on the infamous campaigns to censor hip-hop and the radical black voice in the early 1990s. Teeming with astute observations and brilliant insights about race and racism, deindustrialization, and urban renewal and their connections to music, Footsteps in the Dark puts forth an alternate history of post–cold war America and shows why in an era given to easy answers and clichd versions of history, pop songs matter more than ever. George Lipsitz is professor of black studies and sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his many books are Life in the Struggle, Dangerous Crossroads, and American Studies in a Moment of Danger (Minnesota, 2001).


The Missing Piece by Carol McCormick

The Missing Piece
  • Title : The Missing Piece
  • Author : Carol McCormick
  • Publisher : Celestial Press
  • ISBN Code : 0967536812
  • Pages : 270
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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2013 GOLD MEDAL WINNER: Reader's Favorite International Book Award for Christian Romance. The Missing Piece by international bestselling author Carol McCormick. "Fresh dialogue, realistic characters, a powerful message. McCormick does a great job creating her characters and portraying the struggles they endure," The Romance Readers Connection How does a man pick up the pieces when his world crashes around him? Misplaced priorities shattered his marriage. Problems almost crushed him. Love motivated him to mend the damage, once he found all the pieces. After only a few months of marriage, Lorraine left Dylan on a wintry night after he'd spent one too many nights out with the guys. Unable to cope with the loss, Dylan escapes the painful feelings by drinking them away. This decision costs him a year-and-a-half of his life after he stops in a little mountain town and ends up in the local jail. When he's released, he returns home in search of a job to get his life...and his wife back. The Missing Piece is not only a love story about a man who loves a woman, but is also a love story about a merciful God who loves mankind, even when he falls. The novel is an emotionally-charged journey of hope and redemption with a touch of spunk, a hint of humor, and a few twists along the way.


Music by Ted Gioia

Music
  • Title : Music
  • Author : Ted Gioia
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • ISBN Code : 1541617975
  • Pages : 528
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  • Language : English
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"A dauntingly ambitious, obsessively researched" (Los Angeles Times) global history of music that reveals how songs have shifted societies and sparked revolutions Histories of music overwhelmingly suppress stories of the outsiders and rebels who created musical revolutions and instead celebrate the mainstream assimilators who borrowed innovations, diluted their impact, and disguised their sources. In Music: A Subversive History, Ted Gioia reclaims the story of music for the riffraff, insurgents, and provocateurs. Gioia tells a four-thousand-year history of music as a global source of power, change, and upheaval. He shows how outcasts, immigrants, slaves, and others at the margins of society have repeatedly served as trailblazers of musical expression, reinventing our most cherished songs from ancient times all the way to the jazz, reggae, and hip-hop sounds of the current day. Music: A Subversive History is essential reading for anyone interested in the meaning of music, from Sappho to the Sex Pistols to Spotify.


Hidden History of Detroit by Amy Elliott Bragg

Hidden History of Detroit
  • Title : Hidden History of Detroit
  • Author : Amy Elliott Bragg
  • Publisher : History Press Library Editions
  • ISBN Code : 9781540205919
  • Pages : 162
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  • Language : English
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Discover the Motor City before the motor: a muddy port town full of grog shops, horse races, haphazard cemeteries and enterprising bootstrappers from all over the world. Meet the argumentative French fugitive who founded the city, the tobacco magnate who haunts his shuttered factory, the gambler prankster millionaire who built a monument to himself, the governor who brought his scholarly library with him on canoe expeditions and the historians who helped create the story of Detroit as we know it: one of the oldest, rowdiest and most enigmatic cities in the Midwest.


Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto by N.A

Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto
  • Title : Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 32
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  • Language : English
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Unusual Sounds by David Hollander

Unusual Sounds
  • Title : Unusual Sounds
  • Author : David Hollander
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781944860127
  • Pages : 332
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  • Language : English
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Unusual Sounds is a deep dive into the hidden musical universe of Library Music, featuring histories, interviews, and extraordinary visuals from the field's most celebrated creators.


Hidden History of Music Row by Brian Allison, Elizabeth Elkins and Vanessa Olivarez; Foreword by

Hidden History of Music Row
  • Title : Hidden History of Music Row
  • Author : Brian Allison, Elizabeth Elkins and Vanessa Olivarez; Foreword by
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1467144568
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Nashville's Music Row is as complicated as the myths that surround it. And there are plenty, from an adulterous French fur trader to an adventurous antebellum widow, from the early Quonset hut recordings to record labels in glass high-rise towers and from "Your Cheatin' Heart" to "Strawberry Wine." Untangle the legendary history with never-before-seen photos of Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Kris Kristofferson and Shel Silverstein and interviews with multi-platinum songwriters and star performers. Authors Brian Allison, Elizabeth Elkins and Vanessa Olivarez dig into the dreamers and the doers, the architects and the madmen, the ghosts and the hit-makers that made these avenues and alleys world-famous.


Hope Returns by Carolyn Digh Griffin

Hope Returns
  • Title : Hope Returns
  • Author : Carolyn Digh Griffin
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • ISBN Code : 1606470698
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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On the heels of her mother's death, Hope Logan reluctantly returned to her grandparents' home place in search of a journal that revealed explosive crimes and atrocities of the past that had haunted her grandma for nearly sixty-five years. Bitterness, unforgiveness, and anger consumed her as she set out to solve the mystery that surrounded her grandma's life. The dark evil secret that was contained in the journal only deepened her resentment of God. Because of her quest, she came in contact with many strong believers, especially a handsome young pastor and three senior citizens. In that small town in the foothills of the mountains of North Carolina, Hope's bitterness, unforgiveness, and anger slowly began to fade in the light of the strong faith of the young pastor and three senior citizens. She discovered the true meaning of faith and hope in Christ in the midst of adversity. Carolyn Digh Griffin, a native North Carolinian, resides in Waxhaw, North Carolina, with her husband, Hoyle. She is retired from Union County Public Schools where she was an Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent. She has two daughters and four grandchildren who also reside in the Old North State.


The History of Jazz by Ted Gioia

The History of Jazz
  • Title : The History of Jazz
  • Author : Ted Gioia
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199840296
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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Jazz is the most colorful and varied art form in the world and it was born in one of the most colorful and varied cities, New Orleans. From the seed first planted by slave dances held in Congo Square and nurtured by early ensembles led by Buddy Belden and Joe "King" Oliver, jazz began its long winding odyssey across America and around the world, giving flower to a thousand different forms--swing, bebop, cool jazz, jazz-rock fusion--and a thousand great musicians. Now, in The History of Jazz, Ted Gioia tells the story of this music as it has never been told before, in a book that brilliantly portrays the legendary jazz players, the breakthrough styles, and the world in which it evolved. Here are the giants of jazz and the great moments of jazz history--Jelly Roll Morton ("the world's greatest hot tune writer"), Louis Armstrong (whose O-keh recordings of the mid-1920s still stand as the most significant body of work that jazz has produced), Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club, cool jazz greats such as Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, and Lester Young, Charlie Parker's surgical precision of attack, Miles Davis's 1955 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, Ornette Coleman's experiments with atonality, Pat Metheny's visionary extension of jazz-rock fusion, the contemporary sounds of Wynton Marsalis, and the post-modernists of the Knitting Factory. Gioia provides the reader with lively portraits of these and many other great musicians, intertwined with vibrant commentary on the music they created. Gioia also evokes the many worlds of jazz, taking the reader to the swamp lands of the Mississippi Delta, the bawdy houses of New Orleans, the rent parties of Harlem, the speakeasies of Chicago during the Jazz Age, the after hours spots of corrupt Kansas city, the Cotton Club, the Savoy, and the other locales where the history of jazz was made. And as he traces the spread of this protean form, Gioia provides much insight into the social context in which the music was born. He shows for instance how the development of technology helped promote the growth of jazz--how ragtime blossomed hand-in-hand with the spread of parlor and player pianos, and how jazz rode the growing popularity of the record industry in the 1920s. We also discover how bebop grew out of the racial unrest of the 1940s and '50s, when black players, no longer content with being "entertainers," wanted to be recognized as practitioners of a serious musical form. Jazz is a chameleon art, delighting us with the ease and rapidity with which it changes colors. Now, in Ted Gioia's The History of Jazz, we have at last a book that captures all these colors on one glorious palate. Knowledgeable, vibrant, and comprehensive, it is among the small group of books that can truly be called classics of jazz literature.


Hidden History of Memphis by G. Wayne Dowdy

Hidden History of Memphis
  • Title : Hidden History of Memphis
  • Author : G. Wayne Dowdy
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 161423194X
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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A tour of the Tennessee city filled with famous faces, fascinating trivia, and forgotten lore—plus a former mayor’s previously unpublished private papers. Step inside the fascinating annals of the Bluff City's history and discover the Memphis that only few know. G. Wayne Dowdy, longtime archivist for the Memphis Public Library, examines the history and culture of the Mid-South during its most important decades. Well-known faces like Clarence Saunders, Elvis Presley, and W.C. Handy are joined by some of the more obscure characters from the past, like the Memphis gangster who inspired one of William Faulkner's most famous novels; the local Boy Scout who captured German spies during World War I; the Memphis radio station that pioneered wireless broadcasting; and so many more. Also included are the previously unpublished private papers and correspondence of former mayor E.H. Crump, giving us new insight and a front-row seat to the machine that shaped Tennessee politics in the twentieth century. Includes photos


Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto by N.A

Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto
  • Title : Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 32
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  • Language : English
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The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

The Secret History of Wonder Woman
  • Title : The Secret History of Wonder Woman
  • Author : Jill Lepore
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 0804173400
  • Pages : 436
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  • Language : English
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Wonder Woman, created in 1941, on the brink of World War II, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, she has lasted the longest and commanded the most vast and wildly passionate following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike others, she also has a secret history. In Jill Lepore's riveting work of historical detection, Wonder Woman's story provides the missing link in the history of the struggle for women's rights--a chain of events that begins with the women's suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later. This edition includes a new afterword with fresh revelations based on never before seen letters and photographs from the Marston family's papers. With 161 illustrations and 16 pages in full color


If Only I Could... by Greg M. Sarwa

If Only I Could...
  • Title : If Only I Could...
  • Author : Greg M. Sarwa
  • Publisher : Ampol Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0615696139
  • Pages : 258
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  • Language : English
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What if you had just learned that your days are about to come to an end? Would you quietly accept your destiny, or would you fight this one final battle? And what if the demons of your past disturb the delicate reconciliation you thought you had found? These are the questions facing John Kadel in "If only I could...," a simple story about love. This is not a romance. It is a tale of the true and lasting love each of us dreams about, the undeniable love only some of us find in a lifetime of searching. John Kadel is a stubborn, single old man with a colorful past and questions for which he has no answers. Not long after his doctor hands him a death sentence, John runs into someone from his past.


Work Songs by Ted Gioia

Work Songs
  • Title : Work Songs
  • Author : Ted Gioia
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780822337263
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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DIVThe place of music in different forms of work from the earliest hunting and planting to the contemporary office./div


The American Catalogue by N.A

The American Catalogue
  • Title : The American Catalogue
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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American national trade bibliography.


The Secret History of Pythagoras by Pythagoras

The Secret History of Pythagoras
  • Title : The Secret History of Pythagoras
  • Author : Pythagoras
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781770832251
  • Pages : 34
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  • Language : English
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THE Translation of this venerable Piece of Antiquity is undertook upon a double Score; being designed as well to entertain the Curiosity of the Learned, as to supply the Defects of the Ignorant. If the original Language would have been more acceptable to the one, it would have been less intelligible to the other. I cannot, without uttering a Falsity, venture to affirm that so singular and valuable a Piece will be made Public, at least as yet: And in the mean Time I shall flatter myself, that this little Essay may contribute in some sort or other to the diversion, if not Instruction, of People in every Condition of Life. If this is well received, the other Parts will make their Appearance at proper Distances of Time. I publish no more at present, because I would not be thought to impose too much upon any one's Patience; as for losing my own Labour, I am under no bad Apprehensions about that; for the Reader cannot reject with a greater Disdain, than I have translated with Pleasure, the Contents of this Book.


The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler

The Girls Who Went Away
  • Title : The Girls Who Went Away
  • Author : Ann Fessler
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 110164429X
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the decades before Roe v. Wade. An adoptee who was herself surrendered during those years and recently made contact with her mother, Ann Fessler brilliantly brings to life the voices of more than a hundred women, as well as the spirit of those times, allowing the women to tell their stories in gripping and intimate detail.


The Myths of Greece & Rome by H. A. Guerber,Hélène Adeline Guerber

The Myths of Greece & Rome
  • Title : The Myths of Greece & Rome
  • Author : H. A. Guerber,Hélène Adeline Guerber
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 9780486275840
  • Pages : 394
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Retelling of the principal myths of Greece and Rome, with commentary on their origins and significance, and including illustrations, genealogical map, and a glossary.


The Jazz Standards by Ted Gioia

The Jazz Standards
  • Title : The Jazz Standards
  • Author : Ted Gioia
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199937397
  • Pages : 527
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  • Language : English
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This essential book for music lovers tells the story of more than 250 key jazz songs


The Secret History of the Jungle Book by Swati Singh

The Secret History of the Jungle Book
  • Title : The Secret History of the Jungle Book
  • Author : Swati Singh
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780993523915
  • Pages : 112
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  • Language : English
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Human beings are born story-tellers, but perhaps no story teller that ever lived had quite the ability to move and inspire as Rudyard Kipling. And of all his stories, The Jungle Book has captured the imaginations of successive generations by bringing the Indian jungles alive, and has gone on to do it all over again through Walt Disney and other film-makers. But there is a mystery at the heart of the book, both books - because Kipling wrote two of them. There is a tale hidden in the very conception of the book and its characters, for Kipling was richly enriching his Mowgli stories with the symbolism of Indian mythology. How did an Englishman, dismissed as an imperialist, who wrote the books in Vermont, and is credited with believing that "East is East and West is West/And never the twain shall meet," manage to conjure such authenticity from a mixture of Indian folk tales and dialect words, and weave them into such a magical and compelling mixture? It isn't just that Kipling spent so long in India or that he felt so at home there. This book tells the real story behind Mowgli, Shere Khan and Baloo and the Jungle itself. Anyone who loved the characters and adored the Jungle Books as children, whether in film or book form, needs to read Swati Singh's journey into the soul of Kipling, and his own journey into the soul of India. Do that, and you will open up the real meaning of the Jungle Books, and it is as profound as it is unexpected. It will also change the way you see The Jungle Book forever.


Out on Business by Lisa Fulham

Out on Business
  • Title : Out on Business
  • Author : Lisa Fulham
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781519236760
  • Pages : 114
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  • Language : English
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When Lucy Hunt is informed by her boss she will be accompanying him on a weekend long conference; she wonders how she will be able to keep her thoughts on her work. Vivid dreams of all the things she would like to do to Mr Casey have given her many sleepless nights. A weekend in his company sounds like heavenly torture. Blake Casey is all business and no play. Could his shy and bashful PA be the one to change all that in just a weekend? When the company goes Out on Business, fantasies are experienced, stockings are worn and suits are torn apart. Let Casey advertising company give you a pitch you won't want to forget.


The Hidden History of Burma by Thant Myint-U

The Hidden History of Burma
  • Title : The Hidden History of Burma
  • Author : Thant Myint-U
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781786497888
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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Shakeouts Of Rock & Roll by Freddie Downs

Shakeouts Of Rock & Roll
  • Title : Shakeouts Of Rock & Roll
  • Author : Freddie Downs
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781515075493
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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From its early days, one of the most influential forces in america has been Rock & Roll. Born in the late 1940's, Rock and Roll's popularity rapidly grew among the younger generation. In the 1950's, Elvis Presley exploded on the national scene. At the same time, Black singers like Ray Charles, Little Richard and Chuck Berry were gaining in popularity. Rock and Roll was on the way to changing America's culture. In the early 1960's The Beatles led the British Invasion and changed the world. Music merged with politics and nothing's been the same.


How to Listen to Jazz by Ted Gioia

How to Listen to Jazz
  • Title : How to Listen to Jazz
  • Author : Ted Gioia
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • ISBN Code : 0465097774
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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An acclaimed music scholar presents an accessible introduction to the art of listening to jazz In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to one of America's premier art forms. He tells us what to listen for in a performance and includes a guide to today's leading jazz musicians. From Louis Armstrong's innovative sounds to the jazz-rock fusion of Miles Davis, Gioia covers the music's history and reveals the building blocks of improvisation. A true love letter to jazz by a foremost expert, How to Listen to Jazz is a must-read for anyone who's ever wanted to understand and better appreciate America's greatest contribution to music. "Mr. Gioia could not have done a better job. Through him, jazz might even find new devotees." -Economist


Social History of the Races of Mankind ... by Americus Featherman

Social History of the Races of Mankind ...
  • Title : Social History of the Races of Mankind ...
  • Author : Americus Featherman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Forbidden Love by Gary B. Nash

Forbidden Love
  • Title : Forbidden Love
  • Author : Gary B. Nash
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780963321886
  • Pages : 228
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Presents accounts of how mainly anonymous Americans have defied the official racial ideology and points out how guardians of the past have written that side of our history out of the record.


Power Quest, Book Two by S. Douglas Woodward

Power Quest, Book Two
  • Title : Power Quest, Book Two
  • Author : S. Douglas Woodward
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9781478138174
  • Pages : 448
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this compelling sequel to Power Quest Book One: America's Obsession with the Paranormal, S. Douglas Woodward reveals the hidden history of Nazi infestation of American institutions after World War II. Beginning with the 1952 flying saucer flap over the nations capital and concluding with the CIA's clandestine mind control agenda of the 1950s-1970s, the reader is confronted with highly charged and seldom known facts. The story centers on America's erstwhile alliance with German fascism linked to the infamous personalities of Hitler's Nazi Party who escaped the war crimes trials at Nuremberg. In this second volume of Power Quest, The Ascendancy of Antichrist in America, Woodward brings to the reader the recently declassified proof our America has often shunned its most noble ideals. The author uncovers a vast record of unethical and deceptive Federal activities committed in Washington's darkened corridors of political power. Woodward condenses mountains of highly reliable research compiled by authoritative investigative journalists and insiders along with his own well-turned analysis, demonstrating that the political and spiritual evil of Nazism was often excused and encouraged by American officials as part of a blind quest to fight communism during the Cold War. Woodward makes no secret of his evangelical perspective. But Power Quest: The Ascendancy of Antichrist in America is not a selective proof texting of biblical assertions or a diatribe against liberal political views. His account is a factual his-tory that most Americans have never heard. For conservative Christian readers, Woodward speaks prophetically - challenging the cherished assumption held by political conservatives that America traditionally takes the moral high ground. And he poses an alternative view to the typical eschatological position, asking "Could America be the seat of power for a literal personage the Bible calls Antichrist?"


Unchosen by Alisa Mullen

Unchosen
  • Title : Unchosen
  • Author : Alisa Mullen
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • ISBN Code : 9781499198461
  • Pages : 260
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Lizzie O'Malley is back with a purpose in life. Still flighty and unpredictable, she knows that loving and losing Teagan Gallagher has changed her life forever. As she navigates her new life in Boston as a full time working mother, she promises herself she will never fall in love again. But can she keep that promise after meeting Nick Sawyer, the gorgeous Texan who has fallen for her? Follow Lizzie to Ireland where she struggles with tragedy and rediscovers herself all over again.


The Ambassador and Me by Mia Villano

The Ambassador and Me
  • Title : The Ambassador and Me
  • Author : Mia Villano
  • Publisher : MIA Villano Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780692499689
  • Pages : 228
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Isabella Piori is twenty six years old, beautiful, feisty and smart. The daughter of a loving Italian family, she has never left the family business. Although her family is against her leaving, Isabella pursues a career outside as the assistant to the French Attache. This is a job of her dreams working at the French Embassy and pursuing her own career. The one thing Isabella was not looking for was Fabrice Arbidoux, the French Ambassador. The night of the Starlight Gala, Isabella meets the man who will change her life in ways she never could imagine. Recently out of a relationship that caused her much pain, Isabella isn't ready to fall in love. Though, there is something about Fabrice Arbidoux that she finds overwhelmingly attractive. The way he speaks, carries himself and the power he exudes all make Isabella sexually aware of her need to be with him. He can't keep his eyes off of her during the gala, and the sexual tension is high the next Monday when she starts her job. When the Ambassador can't hold back his feelings for her, she runs, afraid this will ruin her career she has tried so hard to achieve. After taking some time to think about it, Isabella realizes maybe a sexual relationship with no strings attached is what she needs. One night she accepts his invitation for a date and things heat up. When he takes her back to his house, they give in to their lust for each other, but it is not what Isabella expected. Fearing that he may have issues, Isabella insists that he tell her what's wrong, and Fabrice comes clean with a secret he was afraid would push her away. Isabella has a secret as well, and one she is not ready to tell him just yet. An unforgettable story of two people looking for true love and happiness from different lives brought together for one thing, true love. It is a story of what life can be like if you open your heart and mind to something new and wonderful."


Songs of Love and War by Santa Montefiore

Songs of Love and War
  • Title : Songs of Love and War
  • Author : Santa Montefiore
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1471172821
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Previously published in the US as The Girl in the Castle. The #1 international bestseller about the enduring bond between three women and the castle they will never forget. Their lives were mapped out ahead of them. But love and war will change everything... It’s the early 1900s and Castle Deverill stands staunchly untouched by time, hidden away in the rolling Irish hills. Within the castle walls, three friends have formed a close bond: affluent, flame-haired Kitty Deverill; Bridie Doyle, Kitty’s best friend and daughter of the castle’s cook; and Celia Deverill, Kitty’s flamboyant English cousin. They’ve grown up together, always sheltered from the conflict embroiling the rest of the country. But when Bridie learns of a secret Kitty has been keeping, their idyllic world is forever torn apart. Later, the three women scatter to different parts of the globe. Kitty must salvage what she can before Castle Deverill and everything she has ever known is reduced to ash. Songs of Love and War is an epic generational saga about the lasting bonds of true friendship and the powerful ties we all have to the place we call home.


Tales of Forever by W. Kent Smith

Tales of Forever
  • Title : Tales of Forever
  • Author : W. Kent Smith
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780967586922
  • Pages : 600
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This the ultimate tale of God's intention toward humanity, a tale unlike any you have ever read before, one that reveals a startling proof of God's control over history and His faithfulness to His every word of promise. In fact, it is a story seen through the prism of five things, five sacred things--the Ark of the Covenant, the Spear of Destiny, the Shroud of Turin, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and the Septuagint Bible. In the process of telling this tale, we encounter several more things along the way, among them, an ancient prophecy, a promise of "days," which precisely foretold the Advent of Christ, recorded in the oldest story contained in the biblical record. And we meet the one man who was commissioned to tell this awesome tale, a man set apart from all others, a man who was said to have talked with God, face to face, having a conversation that took place not in any earthly sphere but at the very pinnacle of Heaven itself. All these elements, then, that is to say, everything needed to demonstrate a startling proof of God's control and faithfulness, have, for the first time, been forged into a single storyline--a promise of "days," a man and his heavenly conversation, an ark, a spear, a shroud, and a pyramid, all brought together to tell the "Tales of Forever: The Unfolding Drama of God's Hidden Hand in History."


Hidden Heritage, History and the Gay Imagination by Byrne Fone

Hidden Heritage, History and the Gay Imagination
  • Title : Hidden Heritage, History and the Gay Imagination
  • Author : Byrne Fone
  • Publisher : Irvington Pub
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 323
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Ladies' Repository by N.A

The Ladies' Repository
  • Title : The Ladies' Repository
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Medieval Europe by H. W. Carless Davis

Medieval Europe
  • Title : Medieval Europe
  • Author : H. W. Carless Davis
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 210
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Medieval Europe" by H. W. Carless Davis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Comets and the Horns of Moses by Laura Knight-Jadczyk

Comets and the Horns of Moses
  • Title : Comets and the Horns of Moses
  • Author : Laura Knight-Jadczyk
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781897244838
  • Pages : 418
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Laura Knight-Jadczyk's series, The Secret History of the World, is one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken to provide a cogent, comprehensive account of humanity's true history and place in the cosmos. Following the great unifying vision of the Stoic Posidonius, Laura weaves together the study of history, mythology, religion, psychology and physics, revealing a view of the world that is both rational and breathtaking in its all-encompassing scope. This second volume, Comets and the Horns of Moses, (written in concert with several following volumes soon to be released) picks up the dangling threads of volume one with an analysis of the Biblical character of Moses -- his possible true history and nature -- and the cyclical nature of cosmic catastrophes in Earth's history. Laura skillfully tracks the science of comets, revealing evidence for the fundamentally electrical and electromagnetic nature of these celestial bodies and how they have repeatedly wreaked havoc and destruction on our planet over the course of human history. Even more startling however, is the evidence that comets and cometary fragments have played a central role in the formation of human myth and legend and the very concept of a 'god'. As she expertly navigates her way through the labyrinth of history, Laura uncovers the secret knowledge of comets that has been hidden in the great myths, ancient astronomy (and astrology) and the works of the Greek philosophers. Concluding with a look at the political and psychological implications of cyclical cometary catastrophes and what they portend for humanity today, Comets and the Horns of Moses is a marvel of original thought and keen detective work that will rock the foundations of your understanding of the world you live in, and no doubt ruffle the feathers of the many academics who still cling to an outdated and blinkered view of history.


Secret Funding by S. M. May

Secret Funding
  • Title : Secret Funding
  • Author : S. M. May
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781517788582
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Synopsis - Young, handsome, sometimes cruel. Noah Kress is a hardened broker, skilled enough to bring success to his company and determined to face the ever-growing challenges of the venture capital market. In his private life he is Master Noah, a very popular dominator at the Circle, one of the most exclusive private clubs in Boston. For him, at work as well as in the dungeon, people and events are just variables to be interpreted, numbers to be broken down, combinations to consider and evaluate. But when the latest, most difficult deal threatens to make his company sink without trace, his only chance seems to be the large investment fund managed by the mysterious Martin Scheer. And in order to provide credit, Martin demands a very special guarantee. For both of them it's just business. Yet, what was supposed to be a mere contract might just shatter the perfect surface of their lives. And will talented player Noah be willing to gamble following brand new rules? Due to m/m mature content, this book is recommended for an adult audience.