Slave Narratives: Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 1

Slave Narratives: Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 1


Author : Work Projects Administration
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1300534621
Pages : 220 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (3 users)

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We Keep the Dead Close

We Keep the Dead Close


Author : Becky Cooper
Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1473560268
Pages : 512 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (473 users)

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION ALCS GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION 'Brilliant and extraordinary' Philippe Sands 'Astonishing ... Cooper is one hell of a detective' Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, author of The Fact of a Body 'Seductive ... Haunting' Ariel Levy, author of The Rules Do Not Apply In 1969, Jane Britton, an ambitious graduate student at Harvard, was found bludgeoned to death in her apartment. A whisper network kept Jane's story alive: a rumour of an affair with a professor that ended in tragedy when Britton threatened to expose him. Forty years later, when curious undergrad Becky Cooper first heard the story, she felt compelled to find out more. We Keep the Dead Close is an account of her complex and fascinating investigation spanning a decade.


Demons and Angels

Demons and Angels


Author : Mike Sawyer
Publisher : mike sawyer
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ISBN : 1606727699
Pages : 333 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (66 users)

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Angels and Demons Years lay ahead without knowledge, hope is the comfort to the sleeping. The hours are fading fast into the sunset, prepare the heart for the end. Listen to the final song of the Angel, beware the mask of the Demons. Walk with the Angel, rebuke the wrath of the Demon. Fall into the lake of life, taste the wintered feast. Remember the fallen saints, tame the wild fires within the heart. Pray to the guardian Angel, slip away from the Demonas shadow. Awaken from an enchanted dream, compose of your thoughts onto heaven. Spread the fairest kind acts you can, destroy the thread of hatred inside this world. Angels are watching over you, Demons wait to drown the soul in fire.


Given Up For Dead

Given Up For Dead


Author : Flint Whitlock
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 078673664X
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

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In December 1944, the Ardennes Forest on the German-Belgium border was considered a "quiet" zone where new American divisions, fresh from the States, came to get acclimated to "life at the front." No one in Allied headquarters knew that the Ardennes had been personally selected by Hitler to be the soft point through which over 250,000 men and hundreds of Panzers would plunge in the Third Reich's last-gasp attempt to split the Americans and British armies and perhaps win a negotiated peace in the West. When the Germans crashed through American lines during what became known as the "Battle of the Bulge," in December 1944, thousands of stunned American soldiers who had never before been in combat were taken prisoner. Most were sent to prisoner-of-war camps, where their treatment was dictated by the Geneva Convention and the rules of warfare. For an unfortunate few - mostly Jewish or other "ethnic" GIs - a different fate awaited them. Taken first to Stalag 9B at Bad Orb, Germany, 350 soldiers were singled out for "special treatment," segregated from their buddies, and transported by unheated railroad boxcars with no sanitary facilities on a week-long journey to Berga-an-der-Elster, a picturesque village 50 miles south of Leipzig. Awaiting them at Berga was a sinister slave-labor camp bulging with 1,000 inmates. The incarceration at Berga is the only known instance of captured American soldiers being turned into slave laborers at a Nazi concentration camp. Given Up for Dead is the story of their survival. For over three months, the American soldiers worked under brutal, inhuman conditions, building tunnels in a mountainside for the German munitions industry. The prisoners had no protective masks or clothing; were worked for 12 hours per shift with no food, water, or rest; were beaten regularly for the most minor infractions (or none at all); were fed only starvation rations; slept two to a bed in ghastly, lice-infested bunks; and were never allowed a bath or a change of clothing. Of the 350 GIs in the original contingent, 70 of them died within the first two months at Berga; the others struggled to survive in a living nightmare. As the Allies' front lines moved inexorably closer to Berga, the Nazi guards forced the inmates to endure a death march as a way of keeping them from being liberated; many died along the route. Only the timely arrival of an American armored division at war's end saved them all from certain death. Strangely, when the war was over, many of the Americans who had survived Berga were required to sign a "security certificate" which forbade them from ever disclosing the details of their imprisonment at Berga. Until recent years, what had happened to the American soldiers at Berga has been a closely guarded secret.


Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman


Author : Terrence R. Wandtke
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN : 1496834852
Pages : 264 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (496 users)

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Robert Kirkman (b. 1978) is probably best known as the creator of The Walking Dead. The comic book and its television adaptation have reinvented the zombie horror story, transforming it from cult curiosity and parody to mainstream popularity and critical acclaim. In some ways, this would be enough to justify this career-spanning collection of interviews. Yet Kirkman represents much more than this single comic book title. Kirkman’s story is a fanboy’s dream that begins with him financing his irreverent, independent comic book Battle Pope with credit cards. After writing major titles with Marvel comics (Spider-Man, Captain America, and X-Men), Kirkman rejected companies like DC and Marvel and publicly advocated for creator ownership as the future of the comics industry. As a partner at Image, Kirkman wrote not only The Walking Dead but also Invincible, a radical reinvention of the superhero genre. Robert Kirkman: Conversations gives insight to his journey and explores technique, creativity, collaboration, and the business of comics as a multimedia phenomenon. For instance, while continuing to write genre-based comics in titles like Outcast and Oblivion Song, Kirkman explains his writerly bias for complex characters over traditional plot development. As a fan-turned-creator, Kirkman reveals a creator’s complex relationship with fans in a comic-con era that breaks down the consumer/producer dichotomy. And after rejecting company-ownership practices, Kirkman articulates a vision of the creator-ownership model and his goal of organic creativity at Skybound, his multimedia company. While Stan Lee was the most prominent comic book everyman of the previous era of comics production, Kirkman is the most prominent comic book everyman of this dynamic, evolving new era.


On Bereavement

On Bereavement


Author : Tony Walter
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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ISBN : 0335233120
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (335 users)

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'Insightful and refreshing.' - Professor Dennis Klass, Webster University Religion Department, St. Louis, USA 'A tour de force.' - Dr Colin Murray Parkes, OBE, MD, FRCPsych, President of CRUSE Some societies and some individuals find a place for their dead, others leave them behind. In recent years, researchers, professionals and bereaved people themselves have struggled with this. Should the bond with the dead be continued or broken? What is clear is that the grieving individual is not left in a social vacuum but has to struggle with expectations from self, family, friends, professionals and academic theorists. This ground-breaking book looks at the social position of the bereaved. They find themselves caught between the living and the dead, sometimes searching for guidelines in a de-ritualized society that has few to offer, sometimes finding their grief inappropriately pathologised and policed. At its best, bereavement care offers reassurance, validation, and freedom to talk where the client has previously encountered judgmentalism. In this unique book, Tony Walter applies sociological insights to one of the most personal of human situations. On Bereavement is aimed at students on medical, nursing, counselling and social work courses that include bereavement as a topic. It will also appeal to sociology students with an interest in death, dying and mortality.


The Buffyverse Catalog

The Buffyverse Catalog


Author : Don Macnaughtan
Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 0786487879
Pages : 1044 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

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This bibliographic guide covers the “Buffyverse”—the fictional worlds of the acclaimed television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) and its spinoff Angel (1999–2004), as well as the original Buffy feature film of 1992. It is the largest and most inclusive work of its kind. The author organizes and describes both the original texts of the Buffyverse (episodes, DVDs, novels, comic books, games, and more) and the secondary materials created about the shows, including books, essays, articles, documentaries, dissertations, fan production and websites. This vast and diverse collection of information about these two seminal shows and their feature-film forebear provides an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive survey of the subject.


Fairness and Validation in Language Assessment

Fairness and Validation in Language Assessment


Author : Antony John Kunnan
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 9780521658744
Pages : 318 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (658 users)

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Fairness of language tests and testing practices has been a concern among test developers and test users. The 19th annual Language Testing Research Colloquium held in 1997 in Florida, brought this concern into focus. The papers in this volume offer an introduction to fairness and validation in the field of language assessment.


Focus On: 100 Most Popular American Stage Actresses

Focus On: 100 Most Popular American Stage Actresses


Author : Wikipedia contributors
Publisher : e-artnow sro
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Pages : 1724 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

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Subcultures

Subcultures


Author : Christopher T. Conner
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
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ISBN : 1802626638
Pages : 248 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (82 users)

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Subcultures is delightful reading for those who are interested in groups at the fringes of society such as Dead heads, members of the LGBTQ culture, gamers, and even subcultural elements of some alt-right groups.


The Dead Are Arising

The Dead Are Arising


Author : Les Payne
Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0241991676
Pages : 640 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (241 users)

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**WINNER OF PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY** **WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD (Nonfiction)** Shortlisted for the HWA Non-Fiction Crown Award Finalist, LA Times Book Prize A landmark biography of one of the twentieth century's most compelling figures, rewriting much of the known narrative. Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to interview anyone he could find who had actually known Malcolm X - including siblings, classmates, friends, cellmates, FBI moles and cops, and political leaders around the world. His goal was ambitious: to transform what would become hundreds of hours of interviews into a portrait that would separate fact from fiction. The result is this magisterial work that conjures a never-before-seen world of its protagonist, whose title is inspired by a phrase Malcolm X used when he saw his followers stir with purpose to overcome the obstacles of racism. Setting his life not only within the political struggles of his day but also against the larger backdrop of American history, this remarkable masterpiece traces his path from street criminal to devoted moralist and revolutionary. An author who saw Malcolm X speak and could not stand the phrase 'we may never know', Payne writes cinematically from start to finish and delivers extraordinary revelations - from a hair-raising scene of Malcolm's clandestine meeting with the KKK, to a minute-by-minute account of his murder in Harlem in 1965, in which he makes the case for the complicity of the American government. Introduced by Payne's daughter and primary researcher, Tamara Payne, who, following her father's death, heroically completed the biography, The Dead Are Arising is a penetrating and riveting work that affirms the centrality of Malcolm X to the African American freedom struggle and the story of the twentieth century.


Subversive Horror Cinema

Subversive Horror Cinema


Author : Jon Towlson
Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476615330
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

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Horror cinema flourishes in times of ideological crisis and national trauma—the Great Depression, the Cold War, the Vietnam era, post–9/11—and this critical text argues that a succession of filmmakers working in horror—from James Whale to Jen and Sylvia Soska—have used the genre, and the shock value it affords, to challenge the status quo during these times. Spanning the decades from the 1930s onward it examines the work of producers and directors as varied as George A. Romero, Pete Walker, Michael Reeves, Herman Cohen, Wes Craven and Brian Yuzna and the ways in which films like Frankenstein (1931), Cat People (1942), The Woman (2011) and American Mary (2012) can be considered “subversive.”


Who Owns the Dead?

Who Owns the Dead?


Author : Jay D. Aronson
Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN : 0674972651
Pages : 290 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (674 users)

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After the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, Chief Medical Examiner Charles Hirsch proclaimed that his staff would do more than confirm the victims’ identity. They would attempt to return to families every human body part larger than a thumbnail. As Jay D. Aronson shows, delivering on that promise proved to be a monumentally difficult task.


Interviewing Appalachia

Interviewing Appalachia


Author : Jerry Wayne Williamson
Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
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ISBN : 9780870498220
Pages : 492 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (498 users)

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Making the Scene in the Garden State

Making the Scene in the Garden State


Author : Dewar MacLeod
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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ISBN : 0813574668
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (813 users)

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Making the Scene in the Garden State explores New Jersey's rich musical heritage through stories about the musicians, listeners and fans who came together to create sounds from across the American popular music spectrum. From the beginnings of recording in Thomas Edison's factories to Bruce Springsteen's early years at the Upstage Club, and beyond, the book examines the sounds, sights and textures of music scenes in New Jersey.


The Wonder of Their Voices

The Wonder of Their Voices


Author : Alan Rosen
Publisher : OUP USA
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ISBN : 0195395123
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (195 users)

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"Nothing seems more important and meaningful to survivors than to share their experiences. In this volume, the reader will find memories that will enrich his or her understanding of an era filled with pain and anguish."---Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize-winning author of Night --


One O'clock Jump

One O'clock Jump


Author : Douglas Henry Daniels
Publisher : Beacon Press
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ISBN : 9780807071366
Pages : 302 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (71 users)

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The Blue Devils have received very little attention from jazz historians, though the band members and the writer Ralph Ellison (who sometimes sat in with them) spoke with conviction about their sterling musicianship and their legendary ability to defeat all competitors in battles of the bands. In a literal sense, the band survived for ten years, from its founding in 1923 to its demise in 1933. In a figurative sense, the band continued for more than half a century because, as members Jimmy Rushing, Lester “Prez” Young, Oran “Hot Lips” Page, and Count Basie became jazz legends, their “apprenticeship” in the Blue Devils authenticated them as genuine jazzmen, real troupers ready to play for any and all occasions. Chronicling the ten years the band was officially together, Douglas Daniels provides a corrective to most accounts of musical groups. He delves into the potent social and cultural history of the Depression to show its influence on the group’s founding as well as on the players’ careers. This meticulously researched history of an iconic jazz band rescues them from undeserved obscurity and clears away the fog of neglect. Praise for Douglas Daniels’s Lester Leaps In: “Douglas Daniels has written a provocative book, presenting Lester Young in a novel, even controversial light while opening new avenues of possible investigation into one of the most tantalizingly enigmatic of all historic jazz figures.” — Richard M. Sudhalter, Los Angeles Times