New Release Books by James McBride

James McBride is the author of Symmes'S Theory Of Concentric Spheres (2021), Pioneer Biography (2021), The Good Lord Bird (TV Tie-in) (2020), Deacon King Kong (2020) and other 162 books.

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Symmes'S Theory Of Concentric Spheres

release date: Apr 20, 2021
Symmes'S Theory Of Concentric Spheres
The book, Symmes''S Theory Of Concentric Spheres: Demonstrating That The Earth Is Hollow, Habitable Within, And Widely Open About The Poles, has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.

Pioneer Biography

release date: Apr 06, 2021
Pioneer Biography
Pioneer Biography: Sketches Of The Lives Of Some Of The Early Settlers Of Butler County, Ohio (Volume Ii) has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.

The Good Lord Bird (TV Tie-in)

release date: Jul 28, 2020
The Good Lord Bird (TV Tie-in)
Now a Showtime limited series starring Ethan Hawke and Daveed Diggs Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction From the bestselling author of Deacon King Kong (an Oprah Book Club pick) and The Color of Water comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive. Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1856--a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces--when legendary abolitionist John Brown arrives. When an argument between Brown and Henry''s master turns violent, Henry is forced to leave town--along with Brown, who believes Henry to be a girl and his good luck charm. Over the ensuing months, Henry, whom Brown nicknames Little Onion, conceals his true identity to stay alive. Eventually Brown sweeps him into the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859--one of the great catalysts for the Civil War. An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, and told with McBride''s meticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival.

Deacon King Kong

release date: Mar 03, 2020
Deacon King Kong
Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction Winner of the Gotham Book Prize One of Barack Obama''s "Favorite Books of the Year" Oprah''s Book Club Pick Named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and TIME Magazine A Washington Post Notable Novel From the author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, comes one of the most celebrated novels of the year. In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .38 from his pocket, and, in front of everybody, shoots the project’s drug dealer at point-blank range. The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong, James McBride’s funny, moving novel and his first since his National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird. In Deacon King Kong, McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of the Five Ends Baptist Church where Sportcoat was deacon, the neighborhood’s Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself. As the story deepens, it becomes clear that the lives of the characters—caught in the tumultuous swirl of 1960s New York—overlap in unexpected ways. When the truth does emerge, McBride shows us that not all secrets are meant to be hidden, that the best way to grow is to face change without fear, and that the seeds of love lie in hope and compassion. Bringing to these pages both his masterly storytelling skills and his abiding faith in humanity, James McBride has written a novel every bit as involving as The Good Lord Bird and as emotionally honest as The Color of Water. Told with insight and wit, Deacon King Kong demonstrates that love and faith live in all of us.

Five-Carat Soul

release date: Sep 25, 2018
Five-Carat Soul
One of The New York Times'' 100 Notable Books of 2017 “A pinball machine zinging with sharp dialogue, breathtaking plot twists and naughty humor... McBride at his brave and joyous best.” —New York Times Book Review From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Deacon King Kong, and Kill ''Em and Leave, a James Brown biography. The stories in Five-Carat Soul—none of them ever published before—spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. They’re funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic—all told with McBride’s unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail. McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us. An antiques dealer discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sits in the home of a black minister in Queens. Five strangers find themselves thrown together and face unexpected judgment. An American president draws inspiration from a conversation he overhears in a stable. And members of The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band recount stories from their own messy and hilarious lives. As McBride did in his National Book award-winning The Good Lord Bird and his bestselling The Color of Water, he writes with humor and insight about how we struggle to understand who we are in a world we don’t fully comprehend. The result is a surprising, perceptive, and evocative collection of stories that is also a moving exploration of our human condition.

Kill 'Em and Leave

release date: Apr 05, 2016
Kill 'Em and Leave
“You won’t leave this hypnotic book without feeling that James Brown is still out there, howling.”—The Boston Globe From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Deacon King Kong, and Five-Carat Soul Kill ’Em and Leave is more than a book about James Brown. Brown embodied the contradictions of American life: He was an unsettling symbol of the tensions between North and South, black and white, rich and poor. After receiving a tip that promises to uncover the man behind the myth, James McBride goes in search of the “real” James Brown. McBride’s travels take him to forgotten corners of Brown’s never-before-revealed history, illuminating not only our understanding of the immensely troubled, misunderstood, and complicated Godfather of Soul, but the ways in which our cultural heritage has been shaped by Brown’s enduring legacy. Praise for Kill ’Em and Leave “A tour de force of cultural reportage.”—The Seattle Times “Thoughtful and probing.”—The New York Times Book Review “Masterly . . . powerful.”—Los Angeles Review of Books “McBride provides something lacking in most of the books about James Brown: an intimate feeling for the musician, a veracious if inchoate sense of what it was like to be touched by him. . . . It may be as close [to ‘the real James Brown’] as we’ll ever get.”—David Hajdu, The Nation “A feat of intrepid journalistic fortitude.”—USA Today “[McBride is] the biographer of James Brown we’ve all been waiting for. . . . McBride’s true subject is race and poverty in a country that doesn’t want to hear about it, unless compelled by a voice that demands to be heard.”—Boris Kachka, New York “Illuminating . . . engaging.”—The Washington Post “A gorgeously written piece of reportage that gives us glimpses of Brown’s genius and contradictions.”—O: The Oprah Magazine

Nutrient Recovery from Farm Ponds

release date: Nov 19, 2017
Nutrient Recovery from Farm Ponds
Excerpt from Nutrient Recovery From Farm Ponds: Hydroponic Plant Production and Other Means; A Review For this review, the kinetic data for mechanism I seem to offer a convenient and meaningful way to compare the nutrient-absorbing capabilities of plants. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Trenchblight

release date: Feb 11, 2014
Trenchblight
August 1914, Britain is aflame with war and patriotism. Men from all over the country rush to enlist, volunteering to fight for King and country. Most are young and innocent and cannot possibly foresee the horrors that await them on the bloody battlegrounds of the Western Front. How many of them will survive? Brothers Tom and David Duke have spent most of their lives playing rugby together. With the advent of war, however, they too choose to enlist, each for his own reason: Tom has an insatiable lust for adventure, and David simply cannot let his brother go to war without him. They become soldiers, and together will face the untold horrors of the First World War. Their innocence and boundless enthusiasm propel them into the infamous Battle of the Somme in 1916. The following year, they face the unspeakable horror of Passchendaelle, a name that would become synonymous with the ineffable futility of the Great War. What began as patriotic adventure becomes a fight for survival. The brothers cannot escape the brutal reality of war which has unforeseen and tragic consequences for them and the people they love most. Based on the official war diaries of the Eleventh Battalion, the London Regiment, this historical novel tells a gripping story of the true tragedy of the Great War.

Ohio Valley Historical Series, Number Four. McBride's Pioneer Biography; Vol. II

release date: Oct 04, 2017
Ohio Valley Historical Series, Number Four. McBride's Pioneer Biography; Vol. II
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Riverhead Books Summer 2013 Insider

release date: May 07, 2013
Riverhead Books Summer 2013 Insider
Riverhead Books is proud to present our Summer 2013 Insider which gives readers more information about the stories behind—or sometimes from within—our Summer 2013 list. Included in the Riverhead Books Summer 2013 Insider are: A Q&A with Khaled Hosseini, author of And the Mountains Echoed, an unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. An interview with Pransky, the layabout mutt turned therapy dog at the heart of Sue Halpern’s A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher. Ramona Ausubel’s essay, “Transformation,” about the inspiration for A Guide to Being Born, her enthralling new collection that uses the world of the imagination to explore the heart of the human condition. “The Story in the Mountains,” an essay by Anton DiSclafani about writing her debut novel, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, a lush, sexy evocative story of family secrets and girls’-school rituals set in the 1930s South. “Looking through the Looking Glass,” an essay by Anna Badkhen on how she came to write The World is a Carpet, her unforgettable portrait of a place and people shaped by centuries of art, trade and war. A note from Mark Kurlansky about “Dancing in the Street,” the iconic song he uses as a lens to examine the story of the civil rights movement’s genesis in his new book, Ready for a Brand New Beat Matthew Berry’s essay, “It’s Fantasy Sports World, You Just Live in It,” about the growing world of fantasy sports and how it has shaped his career and personal life which he details in his new book, Fantasy Life. “Noodles of the Silk Road,” a field guide by Jen Lin-Liu, author of On the Noodle Road, in which she immerses herself in a moveable feast of foods and cultures and discovers some surprising truths about commitment, independence, and love A brief history of the historic raid on Harper’s Ferry which plays a key role in James McBride’s new novel, The Good Lord Bird, the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive. Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s essay, “Memories of the Years of Chaos,” about how Colombia’s recent history informs his new novel, The Sound of Things Falling Each of these pieces is an engaging and informative introduction to these truly wonderful books.

From the Flightdeck

release date: Dec 22, 2016
From the Flightdeck
More stories from ''the sharp end'' told with Honesty and Passion by an experienced professional aviator. With a foreword by John Peters, Gulf War veteran and motivational speaker.

The Color of Water

release date: Mar 01, 2012
The Color of Water
From the New York Times bestselling author of Deacon King Kong and The Good Lord Bird, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction: The modern classic that Oprah.com calls one of the best memoirs of a generation and that launched James McBride''s literary career. More than two years on The New York Times bestseller list. As a boy in Brooklyn''s Red Hook projects, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked her about it, she''d simply say ''I''m light-skinned.'' Later he wondered if he was different too, and asked his mother if he was black or white. ''You''re a human being! Educate yourself or you''ll be a nobody!'' she snapped back. And when James asked about God, she told him ''God is the color of water.'' This is the remarkable story of an eccentric and determined woman: a rabbi''s daughter, born in Poland and raised in the Deep South who fled to Harlem, married a black preacher, founded a Baptist church and put twelve children through college. A celebration of resilience, faith and forgiveness, The Color of Water is an eloquent exploration of what family really means.

Miracle at St. Anna

release date: Sep 02, 2008
Miracle at St. Anna
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, and Deacon King Kong James McBride’s powerful memoir, The Color of Water, was a groundbreaking literary phenomenon that transcended racial and religious boundaries, garnering unprecedented acclaim and topping bestseller lists for more than two years. Now McBride turns his extraordinary gift for storytelling to fiction—in a universal tale of courage and redemption inspired by a little-known historic event. In Miracle at St. Anna, toward the end of World War II, four Buffalo Soldiers from the Army’s Negro 92nd Division find themselves separated from their unit and behind enemy lines. Risking their lives for a country in which they are treated with less respect than the enemy they are fighting, they discover humanity in the small Tuscan village of St. Anna di Stazzema—in the peasants who shelter them, in the unspoken affection of an orphaned child, in a newfound faith in fellow man. And even in the face of unspeakable tragedy, they—and we—learn to see the small miracles of life. This acclaimed novel is now a major motion picture directed by Spike Lee.

Song Yet Sung

release date: Feb 05, 2008
Song Yet Sung
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Deacon King Kong, Five-Carat Soul, and Kill ''Em and Leave, a James Brown biography. In the days before the Civil War, a runaway slave named Liz Spocott breaks free from her captors and escapes into the labyrinthine swamps of Maryland’s eastern shore, setting loose a drama of violence and hope among slave catchers, plantation owners, watermen, runaway slaves, and free blacks. Liz is near death, wracked by disturbing visions of the future, and armed with “the Code,” a fiercely guarded cryptic means of communication for slaves on the run. Liz’s flight and her dreams of tomorrow will thrust all those near her toward a mysterious, redemptive fate. Filled with rich, true details—much of the story is drawn from historical events—and told in McBride’s signature lyrical style, Song Yet Sung is a story of tragic triumph, violent decisions, and unexpected kindness.

Cooking on the Piste

release date: Sep 13, 2015
Cooking on the Piste
A Ski Chalet Cookbook. Full of easy recipes for groups of hungry skiers. Ideal for self-catering ski holidays for families and large groups. Plenty of money-saving recipes to get the most from your holiday funds. It tells the story of one family and their purchase of a new Ski Chalet in the French Alps "off the plan..". The location of the proposed ski chalet was only an alpine meadow full of wild flowers when James McBride, the author saw it in the late Spring of 1989. The story of his stormy relationship with the developer Max Bochaton "Zees means Pussycat en Anglais," reveals both exasperation, humour and affection, until finally there is grief as Max comes to a premature end. The book is dedicated to the memory of Max Bochaton. He was "an incorrigible rogue" who was always upsetting the local residents of the scenic Vallee d''Abondance in Haute-Savoie, but at his funeral there was not a dry eye in the house. He was sorely missed - not least by the local Gendarmes... who would now have to devote their attention to stopping other errant motorists on the mountain roads. Max was a brilliant car-driver (early Paris-Dakar Rally entrant etc) and on those dangerous alpine roads he was King. He may have been over the top, but he never went over the edge...

The Flightdeck Survival Manual

release date: Dec 04, 2014
The Flightdeck Survival Manual
A selection of short stories containing the accrued wisdom of a career spent flying aeroplanes for a living. These stories express in graphic detail the challenges facing modern airline crews today. They deal with Technical, Environmental and Human Factors with explanations of the more obscure industry terminology. The stories tell the tale of the Human side of commercial aviation and allow the reader to join the crew on the line, in the Flightdeck and the Cabin as they face each difficult decision or challenging scenario. Capt James McBride is a Senior Airline Training Captain and Check Airman, with approval to train and check pilots in the Simulator aswell as in the Aircraft. He has had the advantage of flying many different aircraft types within Military and Civil arenas. He flew Air Display aircraft for 7 years and has operated Air Experience Flights for RAF Air Cadets also. In his own words, he has made many errors and mistakes and learned lessons from each and every one - many of those valuable lessons are now revealed here for the benefit of the current and future generations of pilots.

Deep Lessons for Life

release date: May 28, 2014
Deep Lessons for Life
This book introduces Mr. Deep Positivity to the world

The Southern Heritage

release date: May 01, 2012
The Southern Heritage
A Classic Statement Of The Enlightened Southern View Of Race Relations In The Long Perspective Of History.

Miracle at St Anna

release date: Nov 01, 2010
Miracle at St Anna
High in the Tuscan mountains, four soldiers of the US Army''s 92nd Division of African-American ''Buffalo'' soldiers rescue a traumatised Italian boy from the Germans and stumble into a war-torn villages looking for help. Instead they find themselves stranded between worlds, with the German Army hidden on one side and their racist and largely mismanaged American commanding officers on the other. Floating between myth and reality in a place where belief in magic co-exists with the most horrific acts of war, they are all about to be touched by a miracle.

Everyday Mathematics, Grade 3, Student Materials Set (Journals 1 & 2)

release date: Jul 17, 2006
Everyday Mathematics, Grade 3, Student Materials Set (Journals 1 & 2)
These consumable books provide daily support for classroom instruction. They provide a long-term record of each student’s mathematical development.

The Color of Water - AP Teaching Unit

release date: Jan 01, 2012
The Color of Water - AP Teaching Unit
Scoring a 5 on the AP Test Has Just Become Easier You no longer have to choose between "teaching the work" or "teaching to the test." Prestwick House Advanced Placement Teaching Units allow you to do both. Because we wanted the Prestwick House AP Teaching Units to meet the rigorous demands of the Advanced Placement class, we wrote detailed study guides that focus on the types of literary knowledge your students will have to demonstrate on their AP exams.

Ten Rengas

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Ten Rengas
"Ten rengas were written between 2:15 and 2:25 pm on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in the Word & Image Lab at Bennington College by the PRI 4236 students Mira Darham, Raewyn Fairless, Bennett Grossman, Ferne Johansson, Bailey Kushinsky, James Mcbride, Emily O''Donnell, Zadie Ross, Chase Spearance, and Carmela Uribe. The rengas were composed with handset type and printed letterpress, also by the above,"--p. [4]
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