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If it Swings It s Music

If it Swings  It s Music Author Gabe Baltazar
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D03206112C
Release 2012
Pages 223
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This is an autobiography of Gabe Baltazar, one of the most well-known local jazz musicians whose career expanded to the U.S. Mainland. He played alto saxophone on Stan Kenton Orchestra during 1960s and established himself as one of the few nationally successful Asian American jazz musicians. Baltazar recounts his upbringing, music training and schooling in Hawaii and in Baltimore, relationships with famous jazz musicians of his time, and general reflections of his life and career.



If it Swings It s Music

If it Swings  It s Music Author Gabe Baltazar
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D03206112C
Release 2012
Pages 223
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This is an autobiography of Gabe Baltazar, one of the most well-known local jazz musicians whose career expanded to the U.S. Mainland. He played alto saxophone on Stan Kenton Orchestra during 1960s and established himself as one of the few nationally successful Asian American jazz musicians. Baltazar recounts his upbringing, music training and schooling in Hawaii and in Baltimore, relationships with famous jazz musicians of his time, and general reflections of his life and career.



Mirrors

Mirrors Author Eduardo Galeano
ISBN-10 9780786744701
Release 2009-05-26
Pages 400
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Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works “invade the reader’s mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism.” Mirrors, Galeano’s most ambitious project since Memory of Fire, is an unofficial history of the world seen through history’s unseen, unheard, and forgotten. As Galeano notes: “Official history has it that Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind??” Recalling the lives of artists, writers, gods, and visionaries, from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century New York, of the black slaves who built the White House and the women erased by men’s fears, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes, Mirrors is a magic mosaic of our humanity.



Big Little Man

Big Little Man Author Alex Tizon
ISBN-10 9780544232853
Release 2014-06-10
Pages 272
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“A ruthlessly honest personal story and a devastating critique of contemporary American culture.” — Seattle Times A “searingly honest self-exploration”* of the experience and psyche of the Asian American male, including Tizon’s stunning final article, “My Family’s Slave” Shame, Alex Tizon tells us, is universal—his own happened to be about race. To counteract the steady diet of American television and movies that taught Tizon to be ashamed of his face, his skin color, his height, he turned outward. (“I had to educate myself on my own worth. It was a sloppy, piecemeal education, but I had to do it because no one else was going to do it for me.”) Tizon illuminates his youthful search for Asian men who had no place in his American history books or classrooms. And he tracks what he experienced as seismic change: the rise of powerful, dynamic Asian men like Yahoo! cofounder Jerry Yang, actor Ken Watanabe, and NBA starter Jeremy Lin. Included in this new edition of Big Little Man is Alex Tizon’s “My Family’s Slave”—2017’s best-read digital article. Published only weeks after Tizon’s death in 2017, it delivers a provocative, haunting, and ultimately redemptive coda. * New York Times “Alex Tizon writes with acumen and courage, and the result is a book at once illuminating and, yes, liberating.” — Peter Ho Davies, author of The Fortunes



Disney A to Z

Disney A to Z Author Dave Smith
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105023058642
Release 1998-08-20
Pages 633
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Thousands of entries and hundreds of photographs combine to provide a comprehensive reference to the world of Disney, providing coverage of the history of Disney, park attractions, television shows, songs, animated features and shorts, and films



Dubious Gastronomy

Dubious Gastronomy Author Robert Ji-Song Ku
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822040876773
Release 2013-12-31
Pages 290
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California roll, Chinese take-out, American-made kimchi, dogmeat, monosodium glutamate, SPAM--all are examples of what Robert Ji-Song Ku calls "dubious" foods. Strongly associated with Asian and Asian American gastronomy, they are commonly understood as ersatz, depraved, or simply bad. In Dubious Gastronomy, Ku contends that these foods share a spiritual fellowship with Asians in the United States in that the Asian presence, be it culinary or corporeal, is often considered watered-down, counterfeit, or debased manifestations of the "real thing." The American expression of Asianness is defined as doubly inauthentic--as insufficiently Asian and unreliably American when measured against a largely ideological if not entirely political standard of authentic Asia and America. By exploring the other side of what is prescriptively understood as proper Asian gastronomy, Ku suggests that Asian cultural expressions occurring in places such as Los Angeles, Honolulu, New York City, and even Baton Rouge are no less critical to understanding the meaning of Asian food--and, by extension, Asian people--than culinary expressions that took place in Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai centuries ago. In critically considering the impure and hybridized with serious and often whimsical intent, Dubious Gastronomy argues that while the notion of cultural authenticity is troubled, troubling, and troublesome, the apocryphal is not necessarily a bad thing: The dubious can be and is often quite delicious. Dubious Gastronomy overlaps a number of disciplines, including American and Asian American studies, Asian diasporic studies, literary and cultural studies, and the burgeoning field of food studies. More importantly, however, the book fulfills the critical task of amalgamating these areas and putting them in conversation with one another. Written in an engaging and fluid style, it promises to appeal a wide audience of readers who seriously enjoys eating--and reading and thinking about--food.



Letters from the Battle fields of Paraguay

Letters from the Battle fields of Paraguay Author Sir Richard Francis Burton
ISBN-10 OXFORD:N10219076
Release 1870
Pages 491
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Letters from the Battle fields of Paraguay has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Letters from the Battle fields of Paraguay also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Letters from the Battle fields of Paraguay book for free.



Stan Kenton

Stan Kenton Author Michael Sparke
ISBN-10 9781574412840
Release 2010
Pages 345
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An expert on Stan Kenton, Sparke delivers a comprehensive history of Kenton's activities as a bandleader and creative force in jazz. Based largely on interviews with Kenton and members of the various incarnations of his orchestra, the book shows how the "Kenton sound" evolved over four decades, focusing on the role that Kenton himself played in that development. While Sparke's style is sometimes a bit florid, his vast knowledge and enthusiasm for his subject is evident throughout the book. Likely to become the standard history of Kenton's orchestra, this book will be enjoyed by any reader interested in the history of big-band jazz. Annotation ♭2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).



The Impossible Dream

The Impossible Dream Author Mitch Leigh
ISBN-10 OCLC:861229478
Release 1965
Pages
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The Impossible Dream has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Impossible Dream also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Impossible Dream book for free.



Hip Hop in America

Hip Hop in America Author Mickey Hess
ISBN-10 9780313343216
Release 2009-11
Pages 1046
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Thoroughly researched and in tune with the culture, Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide profiles two dozen specific hip hop scenes across the United States, showing how each place shaped a singular identity. The two volumes span the complete history of rap-from its 1970s origins to the rap battles between Queens and the Bronx in the 1980s, from the well-publicized East Coast vs. West Coast conflicts in the 1990s to the rise of the Midwest and South over the past ten years. Each essay showcases the history of the local scene, including the MCs, DJs, b-boys and b-girls, label owners, hip hop clubs, and radio shows that have created distinct styles of hip hop culture. Through its unique geographic perspective, it captures the astonishing diversity of a genre that has captivated the nation and the world.



Mabuhay jazz

Mabuhay jazz Author Richie C. Quirino
ISBN-10 UOM:39015082653711
Release 2008
Pages 185
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Mabuhay jazz has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mabuhay jazz also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mabuhay jazz book for free.



My Last Supper

My Last Supper Author Melanie Dunea
ISBN-10 0747594112
Release 2007
Pages 216
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The Aristocrats meets Vanity Fair in this stunning celebration of the world's most famous chefs.



Lords of the Land Lords of the Sea

Lords of the Land  Lords of the Sea Author Hans Hägerdal
ISBN-10 9789004253506
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 496
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European traders and soldiers established a foothold on Timor in the course of the seventeenth century, motivated by the quest for the commercially vital sandalwood and the intense competition between the Dutch and the Portuguese. Lords of the Land, Lords of the Sea focuses on two centuries of contacts between the indigenous polities on Timor and the early colonials, and covers the period 1600-1800.



Let s Get to the Nitty Gritty

Let   s Get to the Nitty Gritty Author Horace Silver
ISBN-10 052094142X
Release 2006-03-15
Pages 282
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Horace Silver is one of the last giants remaining from the incredible flowering and creative extension of bebop music that became known as "hard bop" in the 1950s. This freewheeling autobiography of the great composer, pianist, and bandleader takes us from his childhood in Norwalk, Connecticut, through his rise to fame as a musician in New York, to his comfortable life "after the road" in California. During that time, Silver composed an impressive repertoire of tunes that have become standards and recorded a number of classic albums. Well-seasoned with anecdotes about the music, the musicians, and the milieu in which he worked and prospered, Silver’s narrative—like his music—is earthy, vernacular, and intimate. His stories resonate with lessons learned from hearing and playing alongside such legends as Art Blakey, Charlie Parker, and Lester Young. His irrepressible sense of humor combined with his distinctive spirituality make his account both entertaining and inspiring. Most importantly, Silver’s unique take on the music and the people who play it opens a window onto the creative process of jazz and the social and cultural worlds in which it flourishes. Let’s Get to the Nitty Gritty also describes Silver’s spiritual awakening in the late 1970s. This transformation found its expression in the electronic and vocal music of the three-part work called The United States of Mind and eventually led the musician to start his own record label, Silveto. Silver details the economic forces that eventually persuaded him to put Silveto to rest and to return to the studios of major jazz recording labels like Columbia, Impulse, and Verve, where he continued expanding his catalogue of new compositions and recordings that are at least as impressive as his earlier work.



The ukulele

The  ukulele Author Jim Tranquada
ISBN-10 0824835441
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 282
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This is the first fully documented account of the history of the Ukulele as an iconic element of Hawaiian culture. The authors discuss the evolution of ukulele as a musical instrument from the origin in Madeira Island and also its central role in the diffusion of Hawaiian music in the United States. The work goes much beyond the usual ukulele as collectible approach and places the instrument in its social, political, and cultural contexts of Western Europe, Hawaii, and the US Mainland.



Leadership Prayers

Leadership Prayers Author Richard Kriegbaum
ISBN-10 9781414356655
Release 2011-05-13
Pages 128
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An ideal gift book for leaders, features 30 heartfelt prayers, insightful reflections, and Scripture.



Death of a Hero

Death of a Hero Author Richard Aldington
ISBN-10 9781101602935
Release 2013-02-26
Pages 368
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One of the great World War I antiwar novels—honest, chilling, and brilliantly satirical Based on the author's experiences on the Western Front, Richard Aldington's first novel, Death of a Hero, finally joins the ranks of Penguin Classics. Our hero is George Winterbourne, who enlists in the British Expeditionary Army during the Great War and gets sent to France. After a rash of casualties leads to his promotion through the ranks, he grows increasingly cynical about the war and disillusioned by the hypocrisies of British society. Aldington's writing about Britain's ignorance of the tribulations of its soldiers is among the most biting ever published. Death of a Hero vividly evokes the morally degrading nature of combat as it rushes toward its astounding finish. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.