AND THEN THE MUSIC STOPPED PLAYING

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The King S Most Loyal Enemy Aliens

Author : Helen Fry
ISBN : 9780752496207
Genre : History
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Most of the Germans and Austrians who fought with the British were Jews but a significant number were political opponents of the Nazi regime and so-called 'degenerate artists'. They arrived in Britain between 1933 and 1939, and at the outbreak of war on 3 September 1939 became enemy aliens. They volunteered to serve in the British forces, donned the King's uniform, swore allegiance to George VI and became affectionately known as the King's most loyal enemy aliens. This compelling story includes previously unpublished interviews with veterans and an impressive selection of archive photographs, many of which are reproduced for the first time.
Category: History

After The Music Stopped

Author : Alan S. Blinder
ISBN : 9781101605875
Genre : Business & Economics
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New York Times Bestseller One of our wisest and most clear-eyed economic thinkers offers a masterful narrative of the crisis and its lessons. Many fine books on the financial crisis were first drafts of history—books written to fill the need for immediate understanding. Alan S. Blinder, esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, held off, taking the time to understand the crisis and to think his way through to a truly comprehensive and coherent narrative of how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to fight it, and what we can do from here—mired as we still are in its wreckage. With bracing clarity, Blinder shows us how the U.S. financial system, which had grown far too complex for its own good—and too unregulated for the public good—experienced a perfect storm beginning in 2007. Things started unraveling when the much-chronicled housing bubble burst, but the ensuing implosion of what Blinder calls the “bond bubble” was larger and more devastating. Some people think of the financial industry as a sideshow with little relevance to the real economy—where the jobs, factories, and shops are. But finance is more like the circulatory system of the economic body: if the blood stops flowing, the body goes into cardiac arrest. When America’s financial structure crumbled, the damage proved to be not only deep, but wide. It took the crisis for the world to discover, to its horror, just how truly interconnected—and fragile—the global financial system is. Some observers argue that large global forces were the major culprits of the crisis. Blinder disagrees, arguing that the problem started in the U.S. and was pushed abroad, as complex, opaque, and overrated investment products were exported to a hungry world, which was nearly poisoned by them. The second part of the story explains how American and international government intervention kept us from a total meltdown. Many of the U.S. government’s actions, particularly the Fed’s, were previously unimaginable. And to an amazing—and certainly misunderstood—extent, they worked. The worst did not happen. Blinder offers clear-eyed answers to the questions still before us, even if some of the choices ahead are as divisive as they are unavoidable. After the Music Stopped is an essential history that we cannot afford to forget, because one thing history teaches is that it will happen again.
Category: Business & Economics

Inside The Music The Life Of Idris Muhammad

Author : Idris Muhammad
ISBN : 9781469192185
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is the product of extensive taperecorded interviews conducted by Britt Alexander. Mr. Alexander met Idris Muhammad at Joe Segals Jazz Showcase in Chicago, IL, in the Fall of 1998, when he was writing free-lance for drum magazine publications. Mr. Muhammad then resided in Austria. Upon publication of the initial interview, both Muhammad and Alexander were living in New York City. The interviews continued. The result has been formatted into this book. Mr. Muhammad is now retired and living in New Orleans, LA. Mr. Alexander is a professional drummer, living in Santa Fe, NM.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Colditz

Author : P R Reid
ISBN : 9780330539197
Genre : History
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In Colditz: The Full Story, Major Pat Reid brings together the many dramatic discoveries resulting from researh that has covered the five continents. From all walks of life, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French, German and Polish prisoners - as well as those from the British Commonwealth and USA - were incarcerated in suffocating intimacy for five years in an alien and hostile land. Under these conditions, they proved that men could live together and that loyalty and generosity could thrive, transcending the natural prejudices of race, creed, language and intellecual diversity. There were more than 300 escape attempts at Colditz and in this fascinating portrayal, Reid vividly describes this unique period in Second World War history. Furthermore, he reveals the code systems between the War Ofiice and Colditz; shows how he obtained information on Germany's secret weapons; and investigates the existence of traitors and the situation of non-collaborators in the castle. This is a true story, which nonetheless possesses the mythical qualities that cause a legend to live forever.
Category: History

By Faith Not By Sight

Author : Scott MacIntyre
ISBN : 9780849947216
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Describes how the piano prodigy, Marshall scholar, and "American Idol" contestant found the strength to overcome his sight disability and life-threatening illnesses through his dedicated family, friends, and his faith.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

If It Ain T One Thing

Author : Cheryl Robinson
ISBN : 1101210222
Genre : Fiction
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A serious relationship isn’t the main thing on Porter Washington’s mind. At least not after he leaves his girlfriend when he learns her baby isn’t his. Who needs it? He’s a fine Detroit firefighter, and women practically throw themselves at him. But something’s missing in his life. Something that will take a near-fatal beating for Porter to find. The mother of two children by different men, Winona Fairchild has made more than her share of mistakes in life—a fact her father never lets her forget. But now she’s coming home from Texas to try to get things right. She’s got a great new job, her own house, a fledging Tiger Woods in her son—and a devastating secret that could destroy it all. It’s a small world—even in a city as big as Detroit. Can their pain and regret fade into the past and their futures look as bright as day? “A gifted writer, one of the best among contemporary African-American novelists on the scene today.”—Book Remarks
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Gamers

Author : Shanna Compton
ISBN : 1932360573
Genre : Games
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Providing a witty, wide-screen look at how video games are becoming part of the cultural landscape, noted writers, artists, scholars, poets, and programmers talk about what gaming means to them and discuss its growing impact on fashion, fiction, film, and music.
Category: Games

Rebels On The Air

Author : Jesse Walker
ISBN : 9780814784778
Genre : Psychology
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Boring DJs who never shut up, and who don't even pick their own records. The same hits, over and over. A constant stream of annoying commercials. How did radio get so dull? Not by accident, contends journalist and historian Jesse Walker. For decades, government and big business have colluded to monopolize the airwaves, stamping out competition, reducing variety, and silencing dissident voices. And yet, in the face of such pressure, an alternative radio tradition has tenaciously survived. Rebels on the Air explores these overlooked chapters in American radio, revealing the legal barriers established broadcasters have erected to ensure their dominance. Using lively anecdotes drawn from firsthand interviews, Walker chronicles the story of the unsung heroes of American radio who, despite those barriers, carved out spaces for themselves in the spectrum, sometimes legally and sometimes not. Walker's engaging, meticulous account is the first comprehensive history of alternative radio in the United States. From the unlicensed amateurs who invented broadcasting to the community radio movement of the 1960s and 1970s, from the early days of FM to today's micro radio movement, Walker lays bare the hidden history of broadcasting. Above all, Rebels on the Air is the story of the pirate broadcasters who shook up radio in the 1990sand of the new sorts of radio we can expect in the next century, as the microbroadcasters crossbreed with the even newer field of Internet broadcasting.
Category: Psychology

Mr Nobody S Eyes

Author : Michael Morpurgo
ISBN : 9781780311586
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Mr Nobody’s Eyes is a compelling animal story from Britain’s best-loved children’s author, Michael Morpurgo. Harry heard the key turn in the lock. He had already made up his mind to run. Harry is in trouble at school, and he doesn't like his stepfather or the new baby. Then he befriends Ocky, a chimpanzee from the circus. Ocky's owner won't mind if Harry borrows her for a bit, will he? But then Harry's stepfather and the police find out. Harry and the chimp are soon on the run! Former Children’s Laureate and award-winning author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo, demonstrates why he is considered to be the master story teller with this story of a one boy and his bond with mankind’s closest relative.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Making Of A Wonderful Life

Author : Cherie Y. Mullins
ISBN : 9781493143764
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Cherie Y. Mullins is the wife of Evangelist Roger Mullins. She is the daughter of the late Leo and Beverly Forse, of Binghamton, NY. As she grew up, they were members of the well-known Lit-tle White Church of Conklin, NY. Her family and church foundations play a tremendous role in her life of ministry with her husband today. As a couple, they have served the Lord faithfully in full-time evangelism, Christian music, and missionary work since 1969. They reside in McDonough, GA and are members of Glen Haven Baptist Church. She studied piano from first grade through high school and continues using her musical talent today. During their years on the road, she sang and played the piano as "Mama" in The Mullins Family as they traveled America in evangelism and gos-pel music from 1978 1994. Her family has recorded forty music projects which include a piano solo CD by Cherie. To-day, she works daily in the office of Hope for the World Albania with her husband, Roger and their daughter, Cindy. Since 1994, they have been ministering to thousands of orphan children of Albania, hundreds of senior citizens and the handicapped through Hope for the World as Directors of this ministry. This book is her third in a series under the title of "The Making of a Wonderful Life" . The first was subtitled "Recording Reflections" and specifically pertained to two of the family's recording projects produced in the 90's. Her second book was subtitled "Family Foundations" and covered Cherie's childhood days through the beginning of Bible College for her husband. This book, subti-tled Joyous Journey takes you through their lives from 1970 1994 in which they were involved full-time as a family in church ministry, evangelism and gospel music. Cherie believes she has one more book to write which will portray their years since 1994 in the field of foreign mission work in the country of Albania with Hope for the World. They have fo-cused on assisting orphans, widows, and handicapped and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. She believes that book will be subtitled "Mission Memoirs", or something very similar. She hopes to have that one published within a couple of years. It is her desire that as you read this book, you will get to know her family personally and understand all that went into The Making of "their" Won-derful Life through this volume subtitled "Joyous Journey".
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