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The Black Skyscraper Book by ,

The Black Skyscraper Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-15
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN Code: 1421423847

Summary: A highly interdisciplinary work, The Black Skyscraper reclaims the influence of race on modern architectural design as well as the less-well-understood effects these designs had on the experience and perception of race.

Sliding into Home Book by Dori Hillestad Butler

Sliding into Home Book
  • Author : Dori Hillestad Butler
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2013-12-31
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN Code: 1480467081

Summary: An adolescent girl learns that realizing a dream requires a good deal more than stubborn, steely resolve as she risks everything to follow her heart It’s not fair! Thirteen-year-old Joelle Cunningham is passionate about baseball. She loves to watch it, read about it, and, most of all, play it. But when her family moves from Minneapolis to the small town of Greendale, Iowa, she quickly discovers that there are strict rules preventing her from playing on the school baseball team. At Hoover Middle School, only boys play baseball. Girls play softball. It’s not the same sport! Joelle tries to tell everyone. But no one is listening. Not Coach Carlyle—even though his baseball team is at the bottom of the league, he doesn’t want her on his team. Not Ms. Fenner, the softball coach—she wants Joelle to use her big-league swing to benefit the girls’ team. Not her new friend, Elizabeth, who is growing tired of her complaints. Not even Jason, her older brother, who is too busy at college to be of much help. But Joelle is determined to play baseball. And through some creative problem-solving and surprising alliances, she finds a solution to her dilemma that brings the disputing sides together . . . and baseball to the girls of Greendale. Author Dori Butler has created a high-spirited, indomitable character that young girls will admire and root for in this story of frustrated ambition and ultimate triumph.

Men in Black Book by Scott Spencer

Men in Black Book
  • Author : Scott Spencer
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2010-11-23
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN Code: 1453205322

Summary: A man struggles to mend his fractured family in the wake of his sudden success as a bestselling author in this masterful novel from Scott Spencer Sam Holland is a pen-for-hire, with nonfiction titles such as Traveling with Your Pet and An Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Pro Football to his name—or rather his pseudonym, John Retcliffe. But when his latest project, Visitors from Above, takes off, Sam is ill-equipped to handle this sudden fame: His marriage is in trouble and, as a result, his teenage son runs away. As he tours the country in support of his book, he must endeavor to put back the pieces of his broken life. At turns funny and moving, Men in Black is Spencer’s insightful take on the pitfalls of fame, and a poignant story of familial love. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Scott Spencer, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

The Black Shoals Book by Tiffany Lethabo King

The Black Shoals Book
  • Author : Tiffany Lethabo King
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-27
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1478005688

Summary: In The Black Shoals Tiffany Lethabo King uses the shoal—an offshore geologic formation that is neither land nor sea—as metaphor, mode of critique, and methodology to theorize the encounter between Black studies and Native studies. King conceptualizes the shoal as a space where Black and Native literary traditions, politics, theory, critique, and art meet in productive, shifting, and contentious ways. These interactions, which often foreground Black and Native discourses of conquest and critiques of humanism, offer alternative insights into understanding how slavery, anti-Blackness, and Indigenous genocide structure white supremacy. Among texts and topics, King examines eighteenth-century British mappings of humanness, Nativeness, and Blackness; Black feminist depictions of Black and Native erotics; Black fungibility as a critique of discourses of labor exploitation; and Black art that rewrites conceptions of the human. In outlining the convergences and disjunctions between Black and Native thought and aesthetics, King identifies the potential to create new epistemologies, lines of critical inquiry, and creative practices.

The Black Marble Book by Joseph Wambaugh

The Black Marble Book
  • Author : Joseph Wambaugh
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-11-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 1453228128

Summary: Two LAPD cops stumble into trouble during a search for a kidnapped dog in this “superb” New York Times bestseller from the author of Hollywood Station (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). Russian-American detective A. A. Valnikov is a burned-out homicide detective who gets teamed with Natalie Zimmerman, twice-divorced with a grudge against men. These unlikely partners are assigned the strange case of a stolen show dog being held for ransom. In this bittersweet tale that the Los Angeles Times called “terrifying and romantic,” the partners will find much more than they ever could have imagined. Cosmopolitan called it “fast, colorful and gripping . . . as touching as it is breathlessly entertaining.”

The White Peacock Book by D. H. Lawrence

The White Peacock Book
  • Author : D. H. Lawrence
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-02-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN Code: 1681460092

Summary: Lawrence's first novel is set in the Eastwood area of his youth, and involves such themes as the damage associated with mismatched marriages, and the border between town and country. The book includes some notable descriptions of nature and the impact of industrialisation, with a provincialism that may be compared with that of George Eliot and Thomas Hardy.

Black Magic Sanction Book by Kim Harrison

Black Magic Sanction Book
  • Author : Kim Harrison
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-04-06
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN Code: 9780061976414

Summary: “I wouldn’t miss a Kim Harrison book for anything.” —Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels Black Magic Sanction is the most complex and emotionally charged adventure yet in author Kim Harrison’s New York Times bestselling series featuring bounty hunter-witch Rachel Morgan. A spellbinding story set once again Cleveland’s vampire, demon, and other supernatural beings-infested Hollows, Black Magic Sanction has the intrepid Rachel trapped in a life-or-death battle against her own kind in a sensational urban fantasy that shows why Kim Harrison deservedly stands in the superstar ranks alongside Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, and Laurell K. Hamilton.

Terror at Black Canyon Book by Eugene G. Zimmerman

Terror at Black Canyon Book
  • Author : Eugene G. Zimmerman
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2006-04-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN Code: 9780595830039

Summary: "In addition to providing an exciting race-against-the clock mystery, this story also provides a chillingly accurate picture of just how vulnerable our energy system really is." -Neil Latimer, Engineering Consultant with 33 years in the Petroleum Industry Randy Thomas, production manager for Montgomery Oil & Gas, learns from a Homeland Security warning that an unidentified employee of the company is working with a terrorist cell to blow up Montgomery's huge Black Canyon gas plant, in western Colorado. Thomas's boss sends him to Grand Junction to identify and stop the terrorist. He races against time, trying to stop the planned explosion that could cause a major disruption in the western U.S. power grid by halting all natural gas flowing from the Western Slope. Thomas soon confronts the murder of a key plant employee that may be tied to his investigation. He must work with the local western-style sheriff, who likes to run his own show, and a tough-minded but beautiful FBI special agent. Little does Thomas know, however, that his own life is in the sights of the unidentified terrorist. But who will step up and diffuse the situation when a massive bomb is found on the Black Canyon plant property? As the entertaining and action-filled story unfolds, Terror at Black Canyon gives insight into the inner workings of a domestic oil and gas exploration and production company and relates author Gene Zimmerman's understanding of the differences between radical fundamentalist and moderate Muslims.

The Little Black Book of Walt Disney World, 2011 Edition Book by Rona Gindin

The Little Black Book of Walt Disney World, 2011 Edition Book
  • Author : Rona Gindin
  • Publisher : Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Travel
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1441305696

Summary: 2011 Edition. Here's your guidebook to all the magic! The Little Black Book of Walt Disney World is just what you need to navigate the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Downtown Disney, accommodations, and Disney World's recreation venues! Numbered entries in the text are keyed to area maps in each chapter. ''Top Picks'' direct you to not-to-be-missed attractions. Spot illustrations throughout liven the text. 7 easy-to-use Disney World maps.

Black Cloud Book by Mark E. Anderson

Black Cloud Book
  • Author : Mark E. Anderson
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2001-05-29
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN Code: 9781469752327

Summary: This is the story of learning, relating, and coming of age as seen through the eyes of Erik, the son of an old atomic bomb builder turned rocket scientist. Based on a true story, the love in this nuclear family unravels into betrayal amidst forgotten boundaries. Erik shares the experiences of his growing years, among them, those of his mother, an accomplished artist and an IV morphine addict; poor Miss Freeman, who endured condoms for show and tell in 1957; the notorious Jerry Pirate held at bay by a pet crow that becomes a messiah; and a meeting with Edward Teller for a sandwich and an afternoon of hydrogen bomb wisdom in 1968. In the midst of it all, a bond between father and son eventually solidifies in the comfort of two old rocking chairs that squeak in front of their basement whiskey still. Through illicit sex, drugs, and family violence, Erik learns to survive in a world that demands a premium for the simplest lessons of love and the miracle of the human spirit.

Castle of Black Iron 8 Anthology Book by Drunk Tiger

Castle of Black Iron 8 Anthology Book
  • Author : Drunk Tiger
  • Publisher : BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.
  • Release Date : 101-01-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 7999096806

Summary: After the Catastrophe, every rule in the world was rewritten. In the Age of Black Iron, steel, iron, steam engines and fighting force became the crux in which human beings depended on to survive. A commoner boy by the name Zhang Tie was selected by the gods of fortune and was gifted a small tree which could constantly produce various marvelous fruits. At the same time, Zhang Tie was thrown into the flames of war, a three-hundred-year war between humans and demons on the vacant continent. Using crystals to tap into the potentials of the human body, one must cultivate to become stronger. The thrilling legends of mysterious clans, secrets of Oriental fantasies, numerous treasures and legacies in the underground world ¡ª All in the Castle of Black Iron! Written by Drunk Tiger, this novel is a prime example of fantasy steampunk. Let us journey through the world of limitless possibilities and inventions together!

Black Order Book by James Rollins

Black Order Book
  • Author : James Rollins
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN Code: 0061792780

Summary: A sinister fire in a Copenhagen bookstore ignites a relentless hunt across four continents. Arson and murder reveal an insidious plot to steal a Bible that once belonged to Charles Darwin, the father of evolutionary theory. And Commander Gray Pierce dives headlong into a mystery that dates back to Nazi Germany . . . and to horrific experiments performed in a now-abandoned laboratory buried in a hollowed-out mountain in Poland. A continent away, madness ravages a remote monastery high in Nepal, as Buddhist monks turn to cannibalism and torture. Lisa Cummings, a young American doctor investigating the atrocity, is suddenly a target of a brutal assassin working for clandestine forces that want the affair buried at any cost. Lisa's only ally is a hidden pilgrim, Painter Crowe -- director of SIGMA Force, an elite command of American scientists and Special Forces operatives -- who is already showing signs of the baffling malady that destroyed the minds of the monks. Now it is up to Gray Pierce to save both Painter and Lisa -- and a world in jeopardy -- as SIGMA Force races to expose a century-old plot that threatens to destroy the current world order . . . and alter the destiny of humankind forever. Combining the historic scope of The Da Vinci Code with the relentless thrills of today's best action novels, James Rollins's Black Order is a classic adventure -- an ingenious and breathtaking tour de force that explodes with revelations . . . while offering a startling new view of our place in the grand scheme of existence.

Tom Sawyer Collection - All Four Books (Black Horse Classics) Book by Mark Twain,Black Horse Classics

Tom Sawyer Collection - All Four Books (Black Horse Classics) Book
  • Author : Mark Twain,Black Horse Classics
  • Publisher : Oregan Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN Code: 882601129X

Summary: This book contains the Tom Sawyer complete collection. - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Tom Sawyer Abroad - Tom Sawyer, Detective The Adventures of Tom Sawyer remains a coming of age classic that needs no introduction and its first sequel Huckleberry Finn has been called the greatest of great American novels. Few have heard of Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer Detective but both novellas are minor gems and recommended to fans of the franchise and Twain devotees. Audiobooks Link 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,' 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' and 'Tom Sawyer Detective.' Tom Sawyer xTom Sawyer collection xmark twain tom sawyer xtom sawyer complete xMark Twain tom sawyer xtom sawyer collection ): Tom Sawyer xTom Sawyer collection xmark twain tom sawyer xtom sawyer complete xMark Twain tom sawyer xtom sawyer collection xtom sawyer collection all four books xtom sawyer book

Black Sabbath and the Rise of Heavy Metal Music Book by Andrew L. Cope

Black Sabbath and the Rise of Heavy Metal Music Book
  • Author : Andrew L. Cope
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-15
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN Code: 1317173856

Summary: The definition of 'heavy metal' is often a contentious issue and in this lively and accessible text Andrew Cope presents a refreshing re-evaluation of the rules that define heavy metal as a musical genre. Cope begins with an interrogation of why, during the late 1960s and early 1970s, Birmingham provided the ideal location for the evolution and early development of heavy metal and hard rock. The author considers how the influence of the London and Liverpool music scenes merged with the unique cultural climate, industry and often desolated sites of post-war Birmingham to contribute significantly to the development of two unique forms of music: heavy metal and hard rock. The author explores these two forms through an extensive examination of key tracks from the first six albums of both Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, in which musical, visual and lyrical aspects of each band are carefully compared and contrasted in order to highlight the distinctive innovations of those early recordings. In conclusion, a number of case studies are presented that illustrate how the unique synthesis of elements established by Black Sabbath have been perpetuated and developed through the work of such bands as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Pantera, Machine Head, Nightwish, Arch Enemy and Cradle of Filth. As a consequence, the importance of heavy metal as a genre of music was firmly established, and its longevity assured.

Riding the Black Cockatoo Book by John Danalis

Riding the Black Cockatoo Book
  • Author : John Danalis
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2009-06-01
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN Code: 1741763568

Summary: All through his growing-up years, John Danalis's family had an Aboriginal skull on the mantelpiece; yet only as an adult after enrolling in an Indigenous Writing course did he ask his family where it came from and whether it should be restored to its rightful owners. This is the compelling story of how the skull of an Aboriginal man, found on the banks of the Murray River more than 40 years ago, came to be returned to his Wamba Wamba descendants. It is a story of awakening, atonement, forgiveness, and friendship. ""It is as if a whole window into Indigenous culture has blown open, not jus.

Black Dog (Cooper and Fry Crime Series, Book 1) Book by Stephen Booth

Black Dog (Cooper and Fry Crime Series, Book 1) Book
  • Author : Stephen Booth
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2012-04-12
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN Code: 0007370687

Summary: Dark, intense and utterly compelling, Black Dog was an extraordinary first novel from a writer who has rapidly become the most promising crime author to emerge in the genre in years.

Articulate While Black Book by H. Samy Alim,Geneva Smitherman

Articulate While Black Book
  • Author : H. Samy Alim,Geneva Smitherman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0199812977

Summary: Barack Obama is widely considered one of the most powerful and charismatic speakers of our age. Without missing a beat, he often moves between Washington insider talk and culturally Black ways of speaking--as shown in a famous YouTube clip, where Obama declined the change offered to him by a Black cashier in a Washington, D.C. restaurant with the phrase, "Nah, we straight." In Articulate While Black, two renowned scholars of Black Language address language and racial politics in the U.S. through an insightful examination of President Barack Obama's language use--and America's response to it. In this eloquently written and powerfully argued book, H. Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman provide new insights about President Obama and the relationship between language and race in contemporary society. Throughout, they analyze several racially loaded, cultural-linguistic controversies involving the President--from his use of Black Language and his "articulateness" to his "Race Speech," the so-called "fist-bump," and his relationship to Hip Hop Culture. Using their analysis of Barack Obama as a point of departure, Alim and Smitherman reveal how major debates about language, race, and educational inequality erupt into moments of racial crisis in America. In challenging American ideas about language, race, education, and power, they help take the national dialogue on race to the next level. In much the same way that Cornel West revealed nearly two decades ago that "race matters," Alim and Smitherman in this groundbreaking book show how deeply "language matters" to the national conversation on race--and in our daily lives.

Black Water Book by David A. Robertson

Black Water Book
  • Author : David A. Robertson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1443457779

Summary: A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year A Quill & Quire Book of the Year A CBC Books Nonfiction Book of the Year A Maclean’s 20 Books You Need to Read this Winter “An instant classic that demands to be read with your heart open and with a perspective widened to allow in a whole new understanding of family, identity and love.” —Cherie Dimaline In this bestselling memoir, a son who grew up away from his Indigenous culture takes his Cree father on a trip to the family trapline and finds that revisiting the past not only heals old wounds but creates a new future The son of a Cree father and a white mother, David A. Robertson grew up with virtually no awareness of his Indigenous roots. His father, Dulas—or Don, as he became known—lived on the trapline in the bush in Manitoba, only to be transplanted permanently to a house on the reserve, where he couldn’t speak his language, Swampy Cree, in school with his friends unless in secret. David’s mother, Beverly, grew up in a small Manitoba town that had no Indigenous people until Don arrived as the new United Church minister. They married and had three sons, whom they raised unconnected to their Indigenous history. David grew up without his father’s teachings or any knowledge of his early experiences. All he had was “blood memory”: the pieces of his identity ingrained in the fabric of his DNA, pieces that he has spent a lifetime putting together. It has been the journey of a young man becoming closer to who he is, who his father is and who they are together, culminating in a trip back to the trapline to reclaim their connection to the land. Black Water is a memoir about intergenerational trauma and healing, about connection and about how Don’s life informed David’s own. Facing up to a story nearly erased by the designs of history, father and son journey together back to the trapline at Black Water and through the past to create a new future.

This Is Major Book by Shayla Lawson

This Is Major Book
  • Author : Shayla Lawson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0062890603

Summary: From a fierce and humorous new voice comes a relevant, insightful, and riveting collection of personal essays on the richness and resilience of black girl culture—for readers of Samantha Irby, Roxane Gay, Morgan Jerkins, and Lindy West. Shayla Lawson is major. You don’t know who she is. Yet. But that’s okay. She is on a mission to move black girls like herself from best supporting actress to a starring role in the major narrative. Whether she’s taking on workplace microaggressions or upending racist stereotypes about her home state of Kentucky, she looks for the side of the story that isn’t always told, the places where the voices of black girls haven’t been heard. The essays in This is Major ask questions like: Why are black women invisible to AI? What is “black girl magic”? Or: Am I one viral tweet away from becoming Twitter famous? And: How much magic does it take to land a Tinder date? With a unique mix of personal stories, pop culture observations, and insights into politics and history, Lawson sheds light on these questions, as well as the many ways black women and girls have influenced mainstream culture—from their style, to their language, and even their art—and how “major” they really are. Timely, enlightening, and wickedly sharp, This Is Major places black women at the center—no longer silenced, no longer the minority.