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📒Live From Atlantic City ✍ Armando Riverol
📝Live from Atlantic City Book Synopsis : A great American institution; the bane of feminist ideology; a cornucopia of corn—few are neutral about the Miss America Pageant. Live from Atlantic City traces the pageant’s history from its birth as pseudo-event in 1920 through its emergence as American popular culture icon. A. R. Riverol takes the reader to times and places where no television camera has focused. Drawing upon (and sometimes debating with) primary and secondary sources, the author paints a vivid picture of life in Atlantic City during pageant week—whether that week be in 1944 or 1984. More than just chronicling events, the author also presents two opposing perspectives on the pageant: the pageant as celebration and idealization of American womanhood and the pageant as sexist, exploitative anachronism.
📒Posing A Threat ✍ Angela J. Latham
📝Posing a Threat Book Synopsis : A lively look at the ways in which American women in the 1920s transformed their lives through performance and fashion.
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📒The Absolutely Worst Places To Live In America ✍ Dave Gilmartin
📝The Absolutely Worst Places to Live in America Book Synopsis : The Absolutely Worst Places to Live in America surveyed thousands of Americans to find the fifty dirtiest, smelliest, most miserable cesspools, armpits, and tourist traps that make up this great land of ours. The "winners" of this awful distinction include the likes of: · Atlantic City, New Jersey—Come for the slots. Stay for the gang warfare and fourth-rate prostitutes. · Gary, Indiana—Like a sewer populated by 100,000 people. · Carson City, Nevada—Perfect for folks burned out on the high culture of Reno. · Fairbanks, Alaska—Take the most horrible place you've ever been, then subtract the sun. · Jacksonville, Florida—Possibly the foulest-smelling city in the Western hemisphere. · Camden, New Jersey—Once the proud home of America's first mass murderer, it's been all downhill since then. Perfect for your friends unfortunate enough to live in Baltimore or Houston, The Absolutely Worst Places to Live in America is an uproarious look at the dregs of our otherwise wonderful country.
📒The Velvet Lounge ✍ Gerald Majer
📝The Velvet Lounge Book Synopsis : Troubled urban neighborhoods and jazz-club havens were the backdrop of Gerald Majer's life growing up in sixties and seventies Chicago. The Velvet Lounge, an original hybrid of memoir, biography, and musical description, reflects this history and pursues a sustained meditation on jazz along with a probing exploration of race and class and how they defined the material and psychic divides of a city. With the instrument of a supple, lyrical prose style, Majer elaborates the book's themes through literary and intellectual forays as carefully constructed and as passionately articulated as a jazz master's solo. Throughout the work, issues of identity and culture, art and politics achieve a rare immediacy, as does the music itself. In portraits of Jimmy Smith, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Sun Ra, and others, Gerald Majer conveys the drama and artistry of their music as well as the personal hardships many of them endured. Vivid descriptions and telling historical anecdotes explore the music's richness through a variety of political, social, and philosophical contexts. The Velvet Lounge, named after the famous Chicago club, is also one of the few works to consider the music of such avant-garde jazz musicians as Fred Anderson, Andrew Hill, and Roscoe Mitchell. In doing so, Majer builds a bridge from the traditionalist view of jazz to the world of contemporary innovators, casts a new light on the music and its makers, and traces connections between jazz art and postmodernist thought. Present throughout Majer's spirited encounters with the worlds of jazz is Majer himself. We hear and appreciate the music through his individual sensibilities and experiences. Majer recounts growing up in racially divided Chicago -- his trips to the famed Maxwell Street market, his wanderings among its legendary jazz clubs, his riding the El, and his working in a jukebox factory. We witness his awakening to the music at a crossroads of the intimately personal and the intellectually provocative.
📒Selected Stories ✍ Ring Lardner
📝Selected Stories Book Synopsis : This collection brings together twenty-one of Lardner’s best pieces, including the six Jack Keefe stories that comprise You Know Me, Al, as well as such familiar favorites as “Alibi Ike,” “Some Like Them Cold,” and “Guillible’s Travels.” 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.
📒Atlantic City ✍ Frank Legato
📝Atlantic City Book Synopsis : Atlantic City Queen of Resorts or America's Playground - you decide. Come inside and take a new look at Atlantic City today, a family destination with something for everyone and more surprises to come.
📒Boardwalk Of Dreams ✍ Bryant Simon
📝Boardwalk of Dreams Book Synopsis : 'Boardwalk of Dreams' traces the transformation of public space in Atlantic City during the 20th century, addressing the themes of tourism, racial identity, class mobility, urban renewal, & the various roles of vacationers, residents & business figures in shaping this urban landscape.
📒Say Jesus And Come To Me ✍ Ann Allen Shockley
📝Say Jesus and Come to Me Book Synopsis : The physical and emotional attraction a charismatic black female evangelist feels for a beautiful but damaged blues singer grows into a powerful, sensual love in a southern city rocked by racism, intolerance, and sexual violence The traveling minister Reverend Myrtle Black is a proud, strong African American woman, passionately devoted to God, justice, and intimate female contact. Enraged over a brutal assault on two young prostitutes, the good pastor comes to Nashville intending to organize local women in protest over the racism and sexism the city’s officials seem all too eager to ignore. Then, in the course of her crusade, a beautiful, profoundly damaged stranger walks through the church door . . . and turns Myrtle’s life upside down. A world-famous rhythm-and-blues singer, Travis Lee has experienced more than her share of pain and heartbreak. Having hit rock bottom—burned out on drugs and stuck in her latest very bad relationship—she comes to Reverend Myrtle seeking the kind of hope and salvation only Jesus can bring. What she experiences instead is a profound and powerful physical and emotional attraction that neither she nor the minister can ignore. But in the media spotlight, in this town where intolerance rules, a love such as theirs is a most dangerous thing, inspiring the hatred and violence of those who would go to any lengths to destroy it.
📒The Encyclopedia Of Popular Music ✍ Colin Larkin
📝The Encyclopedia of Popular Music Book Synopsis : This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.