Ball of Confusion

Puzzles, Problems and Perplexing Posers
Author: Johnny Ball
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848313497
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 254
View: 5009
TV maths star Johnny Ball presents brain-teasers from his regular slot on his daughter Zoe's Radio 2 show. Ball of Confusion is designed to twist your brain into enjoyable knots of empuzzlement, from puzzles solved in a twinkling of an eye to some that will knit your brow for hours. From how to cheat in a coin toss to why it is that some parts of a high speed train travelling at 125mph are actually going backwards, Ball of Confusion will bend your mind in places it's never been bent before. 'This is a lovely compilation of puzzles including many classics, and Johnny Ball's legendary enthusiasm and humour jump out of every page.' Rob Eastaway, co-author Maths for Mums & Dads.

Ball of Confusion

Consider the Flipside
Author: Ian Black
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784622192
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 675
Millennium Jones is an American foreign correspondent, embroiled in a melting pot, in London. She abhors those slaughtering innocents for their cause, and reasons unreason with two convicts for her documentary "One Man's Good is Another Man's Evil". As three culturally diverse life-paths intersect, Millie sits on the fence, between a tramp and a terrorist: a sweet Englishman born into bad, and one hell-bent on heaven Iraqi, who's heard it all before. Emotions flow: rage, belly laughs, bewilderment... and then woe, as death's knell tolls, and a Ball of Confusion blows one mind to either: follow the guided path... or choose another route. Mother Nature spins our world. Human nature spins our minds. Ball of Confusion is an original, pacy, punchy, extremely topical novel offering several suspense filled perspectives that will appeal to fans of thought provoking thrillers and dramas.

Ball of Confusion

My Life as a Temptin' Temptation
Author: Richard Street
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
ISBN: 9781620246405
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 172
View: 1787
Daddy's little girl never realized her father was any different from her friends' dads. Six-year-old Cammie describes a normal life with her father, who is blind. She learns that her father's blindness does not affect his ability to provide for her or play with her. The book is a powerful family and educational children's picture book that teaches preschool children how blind or visually impaired persons live.

Songs of the Vietnam Conflict

Author: James E. Perone
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313315282
Category: History
Page: 168
View: 8131
Provides a detailed critical and musical analysis of nearly 150 songs related to and inspired by the Vietnam War and a selected discography of both original releases and reissues.

33 revoluciones por minuto

Historia de la canción protesta
Author: Dorian Lynskey
Publisher: Malpaso Ediciones SL
ISBN: 8416420564
Category: Music
Page: 944
View: 2088
Una historia detallada de la canción protesta, uno de los géneros musicales que mejor han definido el siglo XX. Para Lynskey, la obra fundacional de este género es "Strange Fruit" que Billie Holiday interpretó por primera vez en 1939. En esa canción se reunían la calidad musical y la denuncia de una situación ignominiosa. Es importante insistir en esa reunión de calidad musical y denuncia porque éste es el criterio que rige este libro por encima de otras consideraciones. Pete Seegen, Joan Baez o Bob Dylan fueron pioneros de una carrera en la que los relevarían REM, U2 o Springsteen. Porque, al llegar a cierto punto, música popular y denuncia parecen indisociables. Lynskey se ocupa de esta relación describiendo los movimientos sociales que se apoyaron en la música para difundir su mensaje

To Make Our World Anew

A History of African Americans
Author: Robin D. G. Kelley,Earl Lewis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199839018
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
View: 3786
Written by the most prominent of the new generation of historians, this superb volume offers the most up-to-date and authoritative account available of African-American history, ranging from the first Africans brought as slaves into the Americas, to today's black filmmakers and politicians. Here is a panoramic view of African American life, rich in gripping first-person accounts and short character sketches that invite readers to relive history as African Americans experienced it. We begin in Africa, with the growth of the slave trade, and follow the forced migration of what is estimated to be between ten and twenty million people, witnessing the terrible human cost of slavery in the colonies of England and Spain. We read of the Haitian Revolution, which ended victoriously in 1804 with the birth of the first independent black nation in the New World, and of slave rebellions and resistance in the United States in the years leading up to the Civil War. There are vivid accounts of the Civil War and Reconstruction years, the backlash of notorious "Jim Crow" laws and mob lynchings, and the founding of key black educational institutions. The contributors also trace the migration of blacks to the major cities, the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, the hardships of the Great Depression and the service of African Americans in World War II, the struggle for Civil Rights in the 1950s and '60s, and the emergence of today's black middle class. From Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Louis Farrakhan, To Make Our World Anew is an unforgettable portrait of a people.

There's a Riot Going On

Revolutionaries, Rock Stars, and the Rise and Fall of the 60s
Author: Peter Doggett
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802197744
Category: History
Page: 608
View: 4330
Between 1965 and 1972, political activists around the globe prepared to mount a revolution. While the Vietnam War raged, calls for black power grew louder and liberation movements erupted everywhere from Berkeley, Detroit, and Newark, to Paris, Berlin, Ghana, and Peking. Rock and soul music fueled the revolutionary movement with anthems and iconic imagery. Soon the musicians themselves, from John Lennon and Bob Dylan to James Brown and Fela Kuti, were being dragged into the fray. From Mick Jagger’s legendary appearance in Grosvenor Square standing on the sidelines and snapping pictures, to the infamous incident during the Woodstock Festival when Pete Townshend kicked yippie Abbie Hoffman off the stage while he tried to make a speech about an imprisoned comrade, Doggett unravels the truth about how these were not the “Street Fighting Men” they liked to see themselves as and how the increasing corporatization of the music industry played an integral role in derailing the cultural dream. There’s a Riot Going On is a fresh, definitive, and exceedingly well-researched behind-the-scenes account of this uniquely turbulent period when pop culture and politics shared the world stage with mixed results.

Your hit parade

April 20, 1935 to June 7, 1958 : American top 10 hits, 1958-1984
Author: Bruce C. Elrod
Publisher: Bruce C Elrod
Category: Music
Page: 462
View: 4092

White Boy

A Memoir
Author: Mark Naison
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592138012
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
View: 883
How does a Jewish boy who spent the bulk of his childhood on the basketball courts of Brooklyn wind up teaching in one of the city's pioneering black studies departments? Naison's odyssey begins as Brooklyn public schools respond to a new wave of Black migrants and Caribbean immigrants, and established residents flee to virtually all-white parts of the city or suburbs. Already alienated by his parents' stance on race issues and their ambitions for him, he has started on a separate ideological path by the time he enters Columbia College. Once he embarks on a long-term interracial relationship, becomes a member of SDS, focuses his historical work on black activists, and organizes community groups in the Bronx, his immersion in the radical politics of the 1960s has emerged as the center of his life. Determined to keep his ties to the Black community, even when the New Left splits along racial lines, Naison joined the fledgling African American studies program at Fordham, remarkable then as now for its commitment to interracial education.This memoir offers more than a participant's account of the New Left's racial dynamics; it eloquently speaks to the ways in which political commitments emerge from and are infused with the personal choices we all make.

My Lil' Homies

Author: Sego Ayah
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479714062
Category: Drama
Page: 79
View: 2169
MY LIL’ HOMIES is an intriguing urban drama, a character study that is enhanced by stark realism, accessible language, and varied assortment of personalities. MY LIL’ HOMIES does show the dramatic repercussions of violence and hatred that still fills the streets of the claustrophobic world in the hood. The story details how the effects of drugs, crooked policemen, and the manipulation of criminals thwart the peoples hopes and dreams in the hood from finding a better day. If you ever wanted to know why kids kill kids this book holds the answer.

Different Tracks

Music and Politics in 1970
Author: Steve Millward
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783064765
Category: Music
Page: 256
View: 7909
1970 signalled the end of an era. The Swinging Sixties came to a crashing halt as the world seemed to be changing for the worse. Ideological and generational rifts became deeper and violent protest more commonplace. Politicians dealt with realities, not dreams. The Vietnam War dragged on. As ever, popular culture mirrored it all with the death of Jimi Hendrix and the break-up of The Beatles. Yet these apparent crises produced a climate in which new ideas could develop, pointing the way to a decade when creativity and tumult went hand-in-hand. In Different Tracks, his follow-up to Changing Times: Music and Politics In 1964, Steve Millward charts the major events of 1970 and the reaction they provoked – from the increased militancy of the Black Panthers, the Baader-Meinhof Gang and the Angry Brigade to the new ways of living advocated by foodists, feminists and futurists. At the same time he makes the connections to a thriving music scene where singer-songwriters such as Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake rubbed shoulders with innovators like Curtis Mayfield and Frank Zappa. He shows how James Brown defined funk, prog bands reached a peak of extravagance and the search was on to fuse rock with jazz, folk and classical music. Different Tracks is the second book in a trilogy spanning 1964-74. It will appeal to all music fans, especially those looking for fresh insights into a turbulent and dynamic epoch.

Grit, Noise, and Revolution

The Birth of Detroit Rock 'n' Roll
Author: David Carson
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472115037
Category: Music
Page: 376
View: 7662
". . . a great blow-by-blow account of an exciting and still-legendary scene." ---Marshall Crenshaw From the early days of John Lee Hooker to the heyday of Motown and beyond, Detroit has enjoyed a long reputation as one of the crucibles of American pop music. In Grit, Noise, and Revolution, David Carson turns the spotlight on those hard-rocking, long-haired musicians-influenced by Detroit's R&B heritage-who ultimately helped change the face of rock 'n' roll. Carson tells the story of some of the great garage-inspired, blue-collar Motor City rock 'n' roll bands that exemplified the Detroit rock sound: The MC5, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, SRC, the Bob Seger System, Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes, and Grand Funk Railroad. An indispensable guide for rock aficionados, Grit, Noise, and Revolution features stories of these groundbreaking groups and is the first book to survey Detroit music of the 1960s and 70s-a pivotal era in rock music history.

In Violet's Wake

Author: Robin Devereaux-Nelson
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593765711
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 5366
When Marshall VanDahmm’s wife, Violet, married four times previously, informs him that she’s divorcing him, he promptly falls apart. She refuses to offer a reason for the divorce, and Marshall is utterly confused. Out of anger and desperation, he decides to seek out one of Violet’s exes, Costa Pavlos, with whom he’s convinced she’s been having an affair. Despite a rocky introduction, Marshall and Costa form a tentative friendship, and together they seek out Violet’s other exes. It seems Marshall isn’t the only one Violet left on ambiguous terms. Now Marshall and Costa, with Owen, Brian and Tim have formed a renegade “support group” to work through the emotional, mental, and financial damage she’s left in her wake. Enter Jake: Violet’s high school sweetheart and the one who got away. The men are befuddled by Violet’s pining over Jake—what does he have that they don’t? And then, inexplicably altruistically, can they track him down in time to save him from Violet? The group sets out on a road trip to find Jake before Violet can, and on the way forge new friendships, new loyalties, and find new sides of themselves.

Soul Food

The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time
Author: Adrian Miller
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469607638
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
View: 5154
2014 James Beard Foundation Book Award, Reference and Scholarship Honor Book for Nonfiction, Black Caucus of the American Library Association In this insightful and eclectic history, Adrian Miller delves into the influences, ingredients, and innovations that make up the soul food tradition. Focusing each chapter on the culinary and social history of one dish--such as fried chicken, chitlins, yams, greens, and "red drinks--Miller uncovers how it got on the soul food plate and what it means for African American culture and identity. Miller argues that the story is more complex and surprising than commonly thought. Four centuries in the making, and fusing European, Native American, and West African cuisines, soul food--in all its fried, pork-infused, and sugary glory--is but one aspect of African American culinary heritage. Miller discusses how soul food has become incorporated into American culture and explores its connections to identity politics, bad health raps, and healthier alternatives. This refreshing look at one of America's most celebrated, mythologized, and maligned cuisines is enriched by spirited sidebars, photographs, and twenty-two recipes.

Through My Eyes

Author: N.A
Publisher: Through My Eyes
Page: N.A
View: 8314

The Death of Detroit

Author: Daniel Greenup
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 1622872185
Category: History
Page: 60
View: 4852
Over the past sixty years, Detroit has lost over half of its population. In fact, the Motor City is the lone American metropolis to have boasted well over one million residents, only to lose that distinction in spectacular fashion. As the former "Paris of the West" became a ghost town, many observers were left scratching their heads: what caused this mass exodus? The Death of Detroit tackles the question head-on, and the answer suggests that it could be coming to a city near you. Author Bio: A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Washington, Daniel Greenup is a fresh new voice from the Pacific Northwest. An avid baseball fan, he currently resides in Snohomish, Washington, where he tortures himself by rooting for his hometown Mariners. keywords: Detroit, Nonfiction, History, American History, Historical, Economics, Christianity, Christian, Politics, Philosophy

An Enemy's Funeral

Author: Lorraine Ducksworth-Rogers
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 145004204X
Category: Fiction
Page: 223
View: 5919
The Sidney family is not shocked to hear the news about JJ. JJ (James Earl Sidney Jr.) is Satan on Earth in the flesh. For years, he has roamed the streets of New Orleans, creating enemies. His bad reputation is his power and prestige. He finally meets his match when he crosses the wrong friend. Meanwhile, after years of humiliating others, he decides that he has a change of heart. But, is he too late? JJ soon finds God and through Him, saves many lives as he realizes that ‘no man is an island of his own’.

Stayin' Alive

The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class
Author: Jefferson Cowie
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 159558532X
Category: History
Page: 488
View: 5340
An epic account of how middle-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the 1970s

When a Flower Blossoms

Author: Nicole Jashawn Lindsey
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469196964
Category: Poetry
Page: 110
View: 2689
When A Flower Blossoms is about a young, teenaged, but ambitious girl who has a problem with her emotions. She has had to overcome her depression and fight suicide the best way she could. She fights it off and starts to express herself through poetry. She soon overcomes her past and tries to write inspiring poems for the world to see one day. This young girl is symbolized as a flower that will someday Blossom.

Parting Shot

Author: Thomas Harper Jr
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469137801
Category: Fiction
Page: 209
View: 8166
Its time that people on the street have more access to truth about things that directly affect them. Some of you may think that this is a novel, to be burnt after reading. I strongly differ with you on that point; Marvin Gaye had it right years ago, when he asked the question Whats Going On? For those of us on the streets we need to know, if we are going to survive in this world. No, dont burn the novel, go find out whats going on in your community, city, county, state, and country. Know who you are sleeping with, whats happening to your children, and will you have any grand children, and what kind of life will they have? Truth is, often stranger than fiction!