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Stride! Fats, Jimmy, Lion, Lamb, and All the Other Ticklers
Stride! traces the stride piano style from its roots in minstrel shows and ragtime, through the contributions of itinerant entertainers, to its joyful birth in Harlem, where it became known as Harlem Piano. More ...
Body and Soul
Body and Soul is the dark tale of three characters and how their lives eventually intersect. Mole, a young man whose parents have split and whose mother dies later on, must deal with the grief inflicted on his life as he also gropes with growing up alone. "X," a young, violent art student whose bigotry is aimed at, among others, Mole's Chinese American background, is heading straight for his doom. Finally, is a Jewish taxi driver, dealing with the loss of his son, and who is instrumental on the fatal night all three lives converge. More ...
Ezra and Dorothy Pound: Letters in Captivity, 1945-1946
After the fall of Mussolini, Ezra Pound was imprisoned at the American Disciplinary Training Center in Pisa, Italy for his pro-fascist broadcasts made over Rome Radio during WWII. It was during his incarceration that he composed the draft material for his famous Pisan Cantos. This volume contains 150 previously unpublished letters between Ezra and his wife Dorothy Pound that were written throughout his internment and subsequent transfer to Washington, D.C., where he was tried for treason and eventually deemed incompetent and placed in a mental ward. The correspondence will constitute one of the most imporatnt documents in literary modernism, and also one of the most dramatic tales of doomed literary genius in our times. More ...
Acts of the Apostles
As American-led forces assemble in Saudi Arabia for the largest military operation since Normandy, computer designer Todd Griffith discovers a secret function burried within the Kali chip. That night he is shot. Five years later, burnt-out Silicon Valley software engineer Nick Aubrey boards a "red-eye" flight to Boston and winds up seated next to a very disturbed man who claims to know the secret of Gulf War Syndrome. More ...
How the Body Prays
Peter Weltner '64 is the author of How the Body Prays (Saint Paul, MN: Graywolf Pr., 1999). An "exquisitely written" work, the chronicle of a family, its courage, cowardice, and pride, as distinctively viewed by its diverse members from generation to generation. "A family saga of unusual complexity," lyrical in quality, by an award-winning fiction writer who teaches at San Francisco State University. More ...
Philadelphia: A New Urban Direction
Philadelphia: A New Urban Direction poses the question: What must city government do to make the City of Philadelphia a preferred place to live, work, and play into the next century? Philadelphia City Controller Jonathan Saidel and his associates in the City Controller's Office treat the reader to an extraordinary insider's account of the inner workings of city government, utilize sophisticated modeling techniques to present a vision of Philadelphia's future, and present a plethora of novel ideas for improving the city for the 21st-century. It presents the fullest assessment to date of the overall economic, governmental, and social dynamics shaping Philadelphia and the region; serves as a primer to understanding city government and public policy for citizens, policy professionals, and elected leaders alike; and convincingly demonstrates the interconnectedness of the city and its suburbs. More ...
The Most Dangerous Area in the World: John F. Kennedy Confronts Communist Revolution in Latin America
In March 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the formation of the Alliance for Progress, a program dedicated to creating prosperous, socially just, democratic societies throughout Latin America. Over the next few years, the United States spent nearly $20 billion in pursuit of the Alliance's goals, but Latin American economies barely grew, Latin American societies remained inequitable, and sixteen extra constitutional changes of government rocked the region. In this close, critical analysis, Stephen Rabe explains why Kennedy's grand plan for Latin America proved such a signal policy failure. More ...
Helpful Hints for Enjoying Coin Collecting
Every day, people from all walks of life join the ranks of coin collectors. Until now, there has been no single source of information to which novice collectors could refer for the knowledge they need to adequately and safely get started. In this easy-to-use book, Bill Fivaz shares his experience of over 50 years of coin collecting to provide the reader with the information, advice, and skills one needs to have FUN in this popular hobby. More ...
Baseball's Last Dynasty: Charlie Finley's Oakland A's
The winner of the Society for American Baseball Research’s Seymour Medal as the best baseball book of 1998, this newly released edition contains new material including updated and expanded accounts from the raucous 1972 regular season and World Series—in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the team known as the “Mustache Gang”—year-by-year statistical summaries of Oakland’s dynastic run, and newsmaking headlines from the turbulent 1970s. More ...
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