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The Nat Hentoff Reader

Author : Nat Hentoff
ISBN : 0306810840
Genre : Literary Collections
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From the Bill of Rights, freedom of speech, and civil rights to jazz, blues and country music, Nat Hentoff has written about American life for decades, in the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, the Village Voice, the Wall Street Journal, and JazzTimes, among countless other publications. The New York Times has hailed Hentoff's work as "an invigorating and entertaining reminder of why freedom of expression matters." The Washington Post Book World has called Hentoff "an old-fashioned music lover who likes, as Charlie Parker once put it, 'to listen to the stories' that good music tells." Nat Hentoff is a legend.And now, for the first time, here are his most important writings of the past twenty years—the quintessential Hentoff on everything from Cardinal John O'Connor to Merle Haggard, racism and political correctness in the classroom to Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie to the censorship of Huckleberry Finn. Controversial? You bet. Whatever the topic, The Nat Hentoff Reader shows a man of passion and insight, of streetwise wit and polished eloquence-a true American original.
Category: Literary Collections

The Duke Ellington Reader

Author : Duke Ellington
ISBN : 0195093917
Genre : Music
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Includes over one hundred essays focusing on Ellington as a person, musician, bandleader, and musical philosopher, and offering insight into Ellington's position in American musical culture
Category: Music

Reading America

Author : Matthew Guillen
ISBN : 9781933146294
Genre : Law
File Size : 47.44 MB
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Monograph analyses and discusses textuality and legal written tradition in American legal writing.
Category: Law

Encyclopedia Of American Civil Liberties

Author : Paul Finkelman
ISBN : 9781135947040
Genre : Law
File Size : 21.20 MB
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This Encyclopedia on American history and law is the first devoted to examining the issues of civil liberties and their relevance to major current events while providing a historical context and a philosophical discussion of the evolution of civil liberties. Coverage includes the traditional civil liberties: freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly, and petition. In addition, it also covers concerns such as privacy, the rights of the accused, and national security. Alphabetically organized for ease of access, the articles range in length from 250 words for a brief biography to 5,000 words for in-depth analyses. Entries are organized around the following themes: organizations and government bodies legislation and legislative action, statutes, and acts historical overviews biographies cases themes, issues, concepts, and events. The Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties is an essential reference for students and researchers as well as for the general reader to help better understand the world we live in today.
Category: Law

The Longman Reader

Author : Judith Nadell
ISBN : 0321236424
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 23.14 MB
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Widely praised for its superior teaching apparatus and thought-provoking readings,The Longman Reader (formerly titledThe Macmillian Reader ) remains the most successful rhetorically organized freshman composition reader. 58 outstanding selections represent a blend of favorite standards and fresh, new pieces on a variety of topics such as family life, education, technology, race, mass culture, and morality.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

No Job No Prob

Author : Nicholas Nigro
ISBN : 9781602393509
Genre : Business & Economics
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Makes upbeat recommendations for living comfortably and responsibly while unemployed, sharing motivational tips for job seeking, getting out of the house, and assessing one's priorities from an unemployed perspective. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Category: Business & Economics

The Pete Seeger Reader

Author : Ronald D. Cohen
ISBN : 9780199336128
Genre : Music
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Perhaps the most widely recognized figure in folk music and one of the most well-known figures in American political activism, Pete Seeger now belongs among the icons of 20th-century American culture. The road to his current status as activist and respected voice of folk music was long and often rough, starting from the moment he dropped out of Harvard in the late 1930s and picked up a banjo. Editors Ronald Cohen and James Capaldi trace Seeger's long and storied career, focusing on his work as not only a singer, but also on his substantial contributions as an educator, songwriter, organizer, publisher, and journalist. The son of musicians, Seeger began his musical career before World War II and became well-known in the 1950s as a member of the commercially popular Weavers, only to be blacklisted by much of the mainstream media in the 1960s because of his progressive politics, and to return to the music scene in subsequent decades as a tireless educator and activist. The Pete Seeger Reader gathers writings from numerous sources, mixing Seeger's own work with that of the many people who have, over the years, written about him. Many of the pieces have never before been republished, and cover his entire career. A figure of amazing productivity, influence, and longevity, Seeger is author of a life that has been both cast in heroic terms and vilified. The selections in this book draw from a full range of these perspectives and will inform as they entertain, bringing into focus the life and contributions of one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century.
Category: Music

Jazz Is

Author : Nat Hentoff
ISBN : 0879100036
Genre : Music
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This book is a selective tribute and guide to the jazz life, the players, and the music. It is not a chronological or comprehensive history, but rather a personal exploration through variegated seminal figures of a nature of the music (and how it keeps changing). And it is about the nature of those who make the music - temperaments as disparate as those of Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. It tells, too, of the political economy of jazz, its internationalization, the continuing surprises of its futher frontiers.
Category: Music

The Hank Williams Reader

Author : Patrick Huber
ISBN : 9780199349890
Genre : Music
File Size : 38.8 MB
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When Hank Williams died on New Year's Day 1953 at the age of twenty-nine, his passing appeared to bring an abrupt end to a saga of rags-to-riches success and anguished self-destruction. As it turned out, however, an equally gripping story was only just beginning, as Williams's meteoric rise to stardom, extraordinary musical achievements, turbulent personal life, and mysterious death all combined to make him an endlessly intriguing historical figure. For more than sixty years, an ever-lengthening parade of journalists, family and friends, musical contemporaries, biographers, historians and scholars, ordinary fans, and novelists have attempted to capture in words the man, the artist, and the legend. The Hank Williams Reader, the first book of its kind devoted to this giant of American music, collects more than sixty of the most compelling, insightful, and historically significant of these writings. Among them are many pieces that have never been reprinted or that are published here for the first time. The selections cover a broad assortment of themes and perspectives, ranging from heartfelt reminiscences by Williams's relatives and shocking tabloid exposés to thoughtful meditations by fellow artists and penetrating essays by prominent scholars and critics. Over time, writers have sought to explain Williams in a variety of ways, and in tracing these shifting interpretations, this anthology chronicles his cultural transfiguration from star-crossed hillbilly singer-songwriter to enduring American icon. The Hank Williams Reader also features a lengthy interpretive introduction and the most extensive bibliography of Williams-related writings ever published.
Category: Music

The American Enterprise

Author :
ISBN : UOM:49015003081685
Genre : Public opinion
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Category: Public opinion

Crisis

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015078399501
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A journal of lay Catholic opinion.
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The Greenwich Village Reader

Author : June Skinner Sawyers
ISBN : UOM:39015054275501
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 87.63 MB
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An anthology celebrating Greenwich Village presents memoirs, articles, essays, poems, short stories, and excerpts from novels set in the West Village or penned by a Villager.
Category: Literary Collections

First Freedom

Author : Nat Hentoff
ISBN : 9780307799906
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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A history of free speech in our country from earliest times to some of the controversial court cases of today involving school demonstrations and the right of Nazis to march.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

The Pop Rock And Soul Reader

Author : David Brackett
ISBN : UOM:39015079164318
Genre : Music
File Size : 64.89 MB
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The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader is a collection of readings that traces the evolution of American popular music from the 1920s to the present. Pulling together articles, excerpts, and critical commentary from scholarly journals, popular magazines, newspapers, and biographies, this volumeintroduces students to important social and cultural issues raised by the study of popular music. Chapter introductions and headnotes supply contextual background for the documents, provide links among different eras and genres, explain the issues raised by the documents, and clarify the culturaland historical importance of the selections.
Category: Music

The Contemporary Reader

Author : Gary Goshgarian
ISBN : 0673522229
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A best-selling popular culture reader, The Contemporary Reader offers more than 70 readings taken from today's headlines to inspire the reader to write on topics that really matter to them.& *Viewpoints offer multiple sides to an issue *Reading the Blog *Culture Shock visuals *Useful writing and discussion strategies & & High interest popular culture reader inspires writing on topics of interest.& Popular US culture.&& General Interest.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Thelonious Monk Reader

Author : Rob van der Bliek
ISBN : 9780199761470
Genre : Music
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Of all the major jazz artists, Thelonious Monk was one of the most original musical thinkers--nonconformist, idiosyncratic, imaginative, eccentric--in a word, unique. In The Thelonious Monk Reader, Rob van der Bliek has brought together some of the most revealing pieces ever written on Monk, providing a full portrait of the musician and his impact on the jazz world. Here is a wealth of information that was previously scattered and difficult to locate, including a wide range of articles, profiles, reviews, interviews, liner notes, and music analyses. Ranging in date from 1947 to 1999, these 39 pieces feature the work of some of our best jazz critics, including Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler, Nat Hentoff, Andre Hodeir, Gunther Schuller, Martin Williams, and many others. The book spans Monk's childhood and early recordings with Blue Note and Prestige, his Riverside period and the critical recognition that followed the release of Brilliant Corners, and his fame and fortune during his Columbia years. Readers will find colorful descriptions of Monk's eccentric lifestyle as well as thoughtful commentary on his unorthodox piano technique, which was marked by off-center accents and idiosyncratic voicings, broken rhythms, alternately dense and stripped down chords, and creative use of silence. Rob van der Bliek also provides a general introduction and brief introductions to each piece as well as critical annotations that place the work in context. Controversial, often contradictory, and always engaging, these readings offer a complete view of the man, his music, and his time. The only such book on Monk's life and work, this volume will be "must reading" for jazz fans and scholars, musicians, music lovers, and readers with an interest in African-American culture.
Category: Music

The Harper Reader

Author : James H. Pickering
ISBN : 0060452277
Genre : College readers
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Category: College readers

Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015082964894
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

Boston Boy

Author : Nat Hentoff
ISBN : 9781589882584
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Boston Boy is Nat Hentoff's memoir of growing up in the Roxbury section of Boston in the 1930s and 1940s. He grapples with Judaism and anti-Semitism. He develops a passion for outspoken journalism and First Amendment freedom of speech. And he discovers his love of jazz music as he follows, and is befriended by, the great jazz musicians of the day, including Duke Ellington and Lester Young. "Nat Hentoff knows jazz. And it comes alive in this wonderful, touching memoir." —Ken Burns, creator of the PBS series "Jazz" "This memoir of [Hentoff's] youth should be appreciated not only by adults who grew up through the fires of their own youthful rebellion, but by those restless young people who are now bringing their own views and questions to the world they are inheriting. They could learn from this example that rebels can be gentle as well as enraged and compassionate in their commitment." —New York Times Book Review "[A] charmingly bittersweet memoir." —Boston Globe "This is a touching book about a painful, wonderful time in Boston…I loved it." —Anthony Lewis "[A] richly textured, vivid memoir of growing up in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood…It weaves a colorful and varied tapestry." —Senator Paul Wellstone
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