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Ballad Of The Bullet

Author : Forrest Stuart
ISBN : 9780691200088
Genre : Social Science
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How poor urban youth in Chicago use social media to profit from portrayals of gang violence, and the questions this raises about poverty, opportunities, and public voyeurism Amid increasing hardship and limited employment options, poor urban youth are developing creative online strategies to make ends meet. Using such social media platforms as YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram, they’re capitalizing on the public’s fascination with the ghetto and gang violence. But with what consequences? Ballad of the Bullet follows the Corner Boys, a group of thirty or so young men on Chicago’s South Side who have hitched their dreams of success to the creation of “drill music” (slang for “shooting music”). Drillers disseminate this competitive genre of hyperviolent, hyperlocal, DIY-style gangsta rap digitally, hoping to amass millions of clicks, views, and followers—and a ticket out of poverty. But in this perverse system of benefits, where online popularity can convert into offline rewards, the risks can be too great. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and countless interviews compiled from daily, close interactions with the Corner Boys, as well as time spent with their families, friends, music producers, and followers, Forrest Stuart looks at the lives and motivations of these young men. Stuart examines why drillers choose to embrace rather than distance themselves from negative stereotypes, using the web to assert their supposed superior criminality over rival gangs. While these virtual displays of ghetto authenticity—the saturation of social media with images of guns, drugs, and urban warfare—can lead to online notoriety and actual resources, including cash, housing, guns, sex, and, for a select few, upward mobility, drillers frequently end up behind bars, seriously injured, or dead. Raising questions about online celebrity, public voyeurism, and the commodification of the ghetto, Ballad of the Bullet offers a singular look at what happens when the digital economy and urban poverty collide.
Category: Social Science

The Ballad Of The Bullet

Author : Zachary Rodriguez
ISBN : 1592863450
Genre : Fiction
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Destined as a cult classic, The Ballad of the Bullet is the modern-day odyssey of one Anthony Ransoma tortured soul and poet---who finds himself the prey of a powerful underground religious organization whose sole purpose is turning lost souls into productive citizens and members of their cult by any means necessary. What starts as a careless act in a drive-by shooting years before culminates into one mans battle against impossible odds that may affect mankind as a whole.
Category: Fiction

Stephen King From A To Z

Author : George Beahm
ISBN : 0836269144
Genre : Fiction
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Contains hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about various aspects of the life and work of popular novelist Stephen King.
Category: Fiction

Barbershops Bullets And Ballads

Author : William Emmett Studwell
ISBN : 0789007665
Genre : Music
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Through Barbershops, Bullets, and Ballads: An Annotated Anthology of Underappreciated American Musical Jewels, 1865--1918, you will discover older musical gems written during a half-century period of geographical, economic, political, and cultural expansion in the United States. Due to the fact that our collective American consciousness is rapidly developing cultural amnesia about or indifference to many of these older songs, the authors felt that a scholarly anthology needed to be produced before another century and millennium overwhelmed us. With Barbershops, Bullets, and Ballads, you will discover academic composers such as Arthur Foote, George Chadwick, and Amy Beach and find annotations outlining the history of the songs as well as the actual words and music. Barbershops, Bullets, and Ballads reveals to you such underappreciated songs as: "Above in Her Chamber," with music by Julius Eichberg and lyrics by poet Celia Thaxter "In the Evening by the Moonlight," with music and lyrics by James A. Bland "My Wild Irish Rose," with music and lyrics by Chauncey Olcott "Cheyenne," by lyricist Harry H. Williams and composer Egbert Van Alstyne "Come, Josephine in My Flying Machine," with music by Fred Fisher and lyrics by Alfred Bryan In Barbershops, Bullets, and Ballads, you will find sections containing historical notes of featured songs in chronological order. Through this remarkable collection, you will discover an anthology of popular music of the bygone "golden age" of song and take a pleasurable voyage back to a time that is long gone.
Category: Music

The Ballad Of Lucy Whipple

Author : Karen Cushman
ISBN : 0547532881
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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In 1849 a twelve-year-old girl who calls herself Lucy is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a small California mining town. There Lucy helps run a boarding house and looks for comfort in books while trying to find a way to return "home."
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Barbershops Bullets And Ballads

Author : William E Studwell
ISBN : 9781317948209
Genre : Music
File Size : 70.58 MB
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Through Barbershops, Bullets, and Ballads: An Annotated Anthology of Underappreciated American Musical Jewels, 1865--1918, you will discover older musical gems written during a half-century period of geographical, economic, political, and cultural expansion in the United States. Due to the fact that our collective American consciousness is rapidly developing cultural amnesia about or indifference to many of these older songs, the authors felt that a scholarly anthology needed to be produced before another century and millennium overwhelmed us. With Barbershops, Bullets, and Ballads, you will discover academic composers such as Arthur Foote, George Chadwick, and Amy Beach and find annotations outlining the history of the songs as well as the actual words and music. Barbershops, Bullets, and Ballads reveals to you such underappreciated songs as: “Above in Her Chamber,” with music by Julius Eichberg and lyrics by poet Celia Thaxter “In the Evening by the Moonlight,” with music and lyrics by James A. Bland “My Wild Irish Rose,” with music and lyrics by Chauncey Olcott “Cheyenne,” by lyricist Harry H. Williams and composer Egbert Van Alstyne “Come, Josephine in My Flying Machine,” with music by Fred Fisher and lyrics by Alfred Bryan In Barbershops, Bullets, and Ballads, you will find sections containing historical notes of featured songs in chronological order. Through this remarkable collection, you will discover an anthology of popular music of the bygone “golden age” of song and take a pleasurable voyage back to a time that is long gone.
Category: Music

Ballad Of The Whiskey Robber

Author : Julian Rubinstein
ISBN : 9780316028288
Genre : Political Science
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During the 1990s, while playing for the biggest hockey team in Budapest, Ambrus took up bank robbery to make ends meet. Arrayed against him was perhaps the most incompetent team of crime investigators the Eastern Bloc had ever seen: a robbery chief who had learned how to be a detective by watching dubbed Columbo episodes; a forensics man who wore top hat and tails on the job; and a driver so inept he was known only by a Hungarian word that translates to Mound of Ass-Head. Ballad of the Whiskey Robber is the completely bizarre and hysterical story of the crime spree that made a nobody into a somebody, and told a forlorn nation that sometimes the brightest stars come from the blackest holes. Like The Professor and the Madman and The Orchid Thief, Julian Rubinsteins bizarre crime story is so odd and so wicked that it is completely irresistible.
Category: Political Science

The Ballad Of Siddy Church

Author : Lin Van Hek
ISBN : 1875559612
Genre : Fiction
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Filled with larger-than-life strong, wilful and unconventional women, The Ballad of Siddy Church tells of the lasting effect this larrikin mob has on the life of Eadie Wilt. At the centre of the mayhem is Siddy Church. "My grandmother was a difficult woman, you could not get around it. She was born on three different occasions in three different locations and she said her name was Siddy Church. Late at night she would sit like a giant curious toad, her heavy-lidded eyes turning with her head, her pupils like magic bullets about the room. Her past was too big and diverse for her to govern, people talked about her shady past. She had relinquished her right to her own story."
Category: Fiction

Sea Songs And Ballads

Author : Charles Dibdin
ISBN : BL:A0017814447
Genre : English poetry
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Category: English poetry

Bullets Ballads

Author : Curtis L. Alcutt
ISBN : 1448618096
Genre : Fiction
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Bullets & Ballads is an erotic, psychological drama revolving around musical genius, Apollo Knight. Follow along as he navigates a world laced with love, deceit, lust of the highest order and pain. This story is sure to massage your emotions and kindle your cravings!
Category: Fiction

Ballad For Baghdad

Author : Ali Elizabeth Turner
ISBN : 9781614484004
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Want to know the real story of the war in Iraq? This is it. I love this book!” (New York Times–bestselling author Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson) In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Ali Turner was a fully committed anti-war protestor. Caught up in the wave of aggressive activism that swept through the nation’s college campuses Ali, in her own words, “passionately wanted to see America destroyed.” Decades later, she was stirred to action once again. This time as a fierce supporter of the military, living in a combat zone in an increasingly unpopular war. From 2004 to 2007, Ali had the chance of a lifetime to atone for the past and say a belated “thank you” for her freedom by working in Morale, Welfare, and Recreation centers in Baghdad. She heard the courageous and compassionate stories of hundreds of Iraqis, Coalition soldiers, Navy SEALS, interpreters, Army Rangers, and contractors from around the world. She was in Baghdad for the return of Iraq to the Iraqis, three Iraqi elections, and Saddam’s trial and execution. An inspiring new perspective on Operation Iraqi Freedom, Ballad for Baghdad is an “endearing and spiritual story about self-redemption” written by a woman on an unforgettable, three-year odyssey on the frontlines (Major Sean Michael Flynn, author of The Fighting 69th).
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Ballad Of St Katherine

Author : Norman Simon
ISBN : 9781491749586
Genre : Fiction
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Katherine is a strange Bronx girl who "hears" the voices of the constellations. Abetted by a building super and a disgraced NASA administrator, she becomes a revered faith healer, only to be betrayed by her inner voice, when it tells her to have a child. Set in eras ranging from the sixties to the near future, Simon's stories blend sexual tension, religious feeling, intellect and madness into a compelling brew. In a senior-living facility, a man plots murder with a woman he believes to be a famous author. A philosophy professor and her boyfriend contemplate suicide. Their every move followed by cameras, the contestants in a reality show need to complete a "main task," but no one knows what it is. After years on the run from the F.B.I., a bank robber enters a monastery, while his lover/accomplice stews in boredom. In the words of one of Simon's characters: "The sacred and the profane lie close together, separated by the thinnest membrane, almost nothing." Breeching this boundary, The Ballad of St. Katherine presents a fascinating set of personalities, some slain by their obsessions, others able to come to terms with their lives, or their deaths.
Category: Fiction

Ballad Of Dogs Beach

Author : José Cardoso Pires
ISBN : UCSC:32106007954446
Genre : Portugal
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Winner of the Grand Prize for Fiction of the Portuguese Writer's Association and published in UK to critical acclaim.
Category: Portugal

One Bullet Beyond Justice

Author : Dennis R. Miller
ISBN : 9781312402553
Genre :
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Nora Hawks must overcome her own inner demons as she battles to survive in a world where men want to kill her as a "prize." One Bullet Beyond Justice is the sequel to the highly acclaimed One Woman's Vengeance. Nora Hawks is one of the strongest, most realistic female heroes to come along in years. "She came back from the dead to kill. Now she kills to stay alive." It is a novel of fully realized characters, gritty dialogue, twists, turns, and a final epic battle. Within it is a unique love story between a strong, intelligent woman and her retired bounty hunter partner.
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The Ballad Of Delta Rose

Author : Jack Martin
ISBN : 0709091885
Genre : Fathers and sons
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After more than 20 years of living a life on the road, Delta Rose returns to the ranch he once owned with his fiancee, Etta James. A bullet wedged close to his heart has dealt Delta the dead man's hand."
Category: Fathers and sons

The Shape Under The Sheet

Author : Stephen J. Spignesi
ISBN : IND:30000036573065
Genre : Horror tales, American
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This reference source on Stephen King's fiction provides details about characters, places and objects in each of King's novels and short stories and includes a biography section, interviews with family, friends and contemporaries, and sections on film adaptations and audio versions of his work.
Category: Horror tales, American

The Haunting Ballad

Author : Michael Nethercott
ISBN : 9781466856509
Genre : Fiction
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The Seance Society introduced mystery lovers to Mr. O'Nelligan and Lee Plunkett, an unlikely pair of sleuths on an equally unlikely case with a supernatural twist. Having taken over his father's PI business, Lee enlists O'Nelligan, a dapper Irishman with a flair for solving mysteries, to help catch a killer. Now, in Michael Nethercott's The Haunting Ballad, this sleuthing "odd couple" are back in another witty, charming, and wonderfully written mystery, this time set in 1957 in the burgeoning music scene of New York City's Greenwich Village. It's the spring of 1957, and O'Nelligan and Plunkett are summoned to New York to investigate the death of a controversial folk song collector. The trail leads the pair to a diverse group of suspects including an eccentric Beat coffee house owner, a family of Irish balladeers (who may be IRA), a bluesy ex-con, a hundred-and-five-year-old Civil War drummer boy, and a self-proclaimed "ghost chanter" who sings songs that she receives from the dead. To complicate matters, there's a handsome, smooth-talking young folk singer who Lee's fiancée Audrey is enthralled by. And somewhere in the Bohemian swirl of the Village, a killer waits...
Category: Fiction

Ballad Of A Ghetto Poet

Author : A.J. White
ISBN : 9781476706276
Genre : Fiction
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What do you do when you are young and gifted and the world has turned its back at you? That is the wrenching question at the heart of this extraordinary novel about a seventeen-year-old street kid whose only escape is through crime -- and the redemptive power of his poetry. Ballad of a Ghetto Poet tells the savage and lyrical story of a teenager caught in the brutal cross-fire of poverty and violence that could send him on the collision course to the cellblock -- or the grave. Chicko Grayson is a teenager growing up on the tough streets of Richmond, Virginia, where powerty is a life sentence, and the only way out is behind the barrel of a gun. Raised on the harsh, brutal language of the streets, Chicko hears the music of God in the poetry he writes. But God is noticeably absent when he fals in with a sly and dangerous criminal who draws Chicko and his best friends Malcolm and Junnie into the city's violent underworld of crime. Filled with the rage and pathos of the streets, eloquent in its anquished portrait of life in the forgotten corners of the South, Ballad of a Ghetto Poet delivers a modern-day interpretation of West Side Story. This is a tragic and heroic tale of desperate hope and lost chances, and of what happens when redemption comes too late.
Category: Fiction