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release date: Dec 27, 2011
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Manchild in the Promised Land
With more than two million copies in print, Manchild in the Promised Land is one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time—the definitive account of African-American youth in Harlem of the 1940s and 1950s, and a seminal work of modern literature.

Published during a literary era marked by the ascendance of black writers such as Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Alex Haley, this thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown’s childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940s and 1950s.

When the book was first published in 1965, it was praised for its realistic portrayal of Harlem—the children, young people, hardworking parents; the hustlers, drug dealers, prostitutes, and numbers runners; the police; the violence, sex, and humor.

The book continues to resonate generations later, not only because of its fierce and dignified anger, not only because the struggles of urban youth are as deeply felt today as they were in Brown’s time, but also because of its inspiring message. Now with an introduction by Nathan McCall, here is the story about the one who “made it,” the boy who kept landing on his feet and grew up to become a man.
release date: Dec 01, 2009
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Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry

Black Nature is the first anthology to focus on nature writing by African American poets, a genre that until now has not commonly been counted as one in which African American poets have participated.

Black poets have a long tradition of incorporating treatments of the natural world into their work, but it is often read as political, historical, or protest poetry―anything but nature poetry. This is particularly true when the definition of what constitutes nature writing is limited to work about the pastoral or the wild.

Camille T. Dungy has selected 180 poems from 93 poets that provide unique perspectives on American social and literary history to broaden our concept of nature poetry and African American poetics. This collection features major writers such as Phillis Wheatley, Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sterling Brown, Robert Hayden, Wanda Coleman, Natasha Trethewey, and Melvin B. Tolson as well as newer talents such as Douglas Kearney, Major Jackson, and Janice Harrington. Included are poets writing out of slavery, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century African American poetic movements.

Black Nature brings to the fore a neglected and vital means of considering poetry by African Americans and nature-related poetry as a whole.

A Friends Fund Publication.

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release date: Apr 01, 2008
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Feasting on Asphalt: The River Run
He’s on the road again. This time, Alton Brown and his motorcycle-mounted crew are off on a thousand-mile, south-to-north journey that follows America’s first “superhighway”—the Mississippi. Starting at the great river’s delta on the Gulf of Mexico and ending up near its headwaters in Minnesota, Alton and buddies travel the heartland’s byways to scout out the very best of roadside food—and to get to know the people who spend their lives preparing and serving it.

A companion to the six-part Food Network series airing in fall 2007, Feasting on Asphalt: The River Run is a travel diary, photo journal, and, of course, cookbook. Alton’s itinerary includes big-city eateries and small-town chat ’n’ chews, as well as markets, inns, ice cream parlors, museums, barbecue joints—and even an alligator farm.

Louisiana-style Grilled Alligator Tail (served simply, with lemon and butter) is one of the book’s forty original road-food recipes. Others include Pecan-Coconut Pie from an Arkansan roadside restaurant; BBQ Pork Ribs in Mississippi that Brown eats over pancakes; Vegetable Borscht from St. Paul’s Russian Tea House; and Fried Catfish from a riverside burg in Illinois. When it comes to America’s foodways and folkways, there’s no better tour guide than Alton Brown.
1St Valencia Biennial: Communication Between The Arts, The
The first Valencia Biennial promoted and fostered communication between the arts, and addressed the imperative of innovation as the libido of contemporary culture. Featured artists include Nobuyoshi Araki, Peter Greenaway, Mona Hatoum, Clegg & Guttmann, Richard Billingham, Maja Bajevic, Cecily Brown, John Bock, David Byrne and Anish Kapoor.
release date: Jan 01, 1989
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Addicts Who Survived: An Oral History of Narcotic Use in America, 1923-1965
Book by David Courtwright, Herman Joseph, Don Des Jarlais
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release date: Oct 18, 2005
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Confederate Devil John
Confederate Devil John is the story of John Wright as he grew up in Pike and Letcher Counties, Kentucky. John started life at an early age making corn likker with Rosan Burke. Rosan taught John how to make likker and to survive in the east Kentucky Mountains. After Rosan was caught by revenuers John set out to make his living outside the mountains. His initial horse-trading led him to meet John Hunt Morgan and joining the Confederate cause in the Civil War. He served under Confederate Capt. Quantrill, and he escaped during the battle when Quantrill was captured. During this period he met the James brothers, Bill Anderson and Sue Mundy. John and his best friend, Talt Hall, made their way back to east Kentucky after escaping capture to rejoin the Confederate Army. They were later captured and imprisoned in Fort Douglas. They escaped the fort returning to east Kentucky. John adventurous life begins by joining the circus, marrying Mattie, becoming marshal and judge, fathering thirty-two children and feuding with his archenemy, Caleb Jones.
release date: Mar 01, 2011
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Grenade: Easy Piano, Sheet
Bruno Mars displays his songwriting and vocal talents on this No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 Singles hit. This easy piano arrangement features lyrics, chord symbols, and helpful fingering suggestions.
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release date: Mar 21, 2020
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Manchild in the Promised Land
The year's most talked-about bestseller! Claude Brown is a Negro who made it out of slum Harlem, who pulled himself up from the gang wars, the pot smoking, the stealing, the dope pushing, to become a law student at one of America's leading universities. Manchild in the Promised Land is his story. It is one of the most extraordinary autobiographies of our time.
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release date: Mar 21, 2020
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Manchild in the Promised Land - a Modern Classic of the Black Experience
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