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Carl Van Vechten was a white man with a passion for blackness who played a crucial role in helping the Harlem Renaissance, a black movement, come to understand itself. Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissanceis grounded in the dramas occasioned by the Harlem Renaissance, as it is called today, or New Negro Renaissance, as it was called in the 1920s, when it first came into being. Emily Bernard focuses on writing--the black and white of things--the articles, fiction, essays, and letters that Carl Van Vechten wrote to black people and about black culture, and the writing of the black people who wrote to and about him. Above all, she is interested in the interpersonal exchanges that inspired the writing, which are ultimately far more significant than the public records would suggest. This book is a partial biography of a once controversial figure. It is not a comprehensive history of an entire life, but rather a chronicle of one of his lives, his black life, which began in his boyhood and thrived until his death. The narrative at the core ofCarl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissanceis not an attempt to answer the question of whether Van Vechten was good or bad for black people, or whether or not he hurt or helped black creative expression during the Harlem Renaissance. As Bernard writes, the book instead "enlarges that question into something much richer and more nuanced: a tale about the messy realities of race, and the complicated tangle of black and white. "
From the day he was born, Treacherous Freeman was never given a fair chance. He was raised by his father, a notorious gangster who deprived Treacherous of a normal childhood. Instead, he gave Treacherous an education in life on the streets of Virginia. When the time comes for Treacherous to make some sudden decisions, he has no idea they will land him in the very place that he is trying to avoid. Teflon Jackson is a beautiful woman who is the result of a horrible union. With a prostitute for a mother and a pimp for a father, Teflon's childhood was far from a fairytale. Witnessing her parents' abusive relationship, Teflon is determined not to follow in her mother's footsteps. When tragedy strikes and Teflon is forced into the streets to fend for herself, however, she finds herself relying on all the tricks her mother taught her. Treacherous and Teflon cross paths, and what starts out as a bad situation blossoms into an unbreakable bond. A bona fide gangster, Treacherous is confident that he can't lose, as long as he has his ride or die chick!Carl Weber Presents Ride or Die Chick: The Story of Treacherous and Teflon is about two people who come from nothing and are willing to sacrifice everything. This is a modern day tale of Bonnie and Clyde, built on a love that is stronger than that of Romeo and Juliet.
According to Teflon Jackson, she has nothing else to live for. Having lost the only man she ever truly loved to the streets of Virginia, and missing the child she gave up for adoption, she can't decide whether to continue to ride out her current predicament or end her life to meet up with her other half--until she is given another reason to live.Richard Robinson, a.k.a. Rich Gunz, the father of Treacherous Freemen, finds a way to reach out to Teflon while finishing up his last ten years in federal prison for armed robbery. Instantly the two form a father-daughter relationship thicker than thieves from behind the prison walls. Upon his release, Rich vows to find the whereabouts of his grandchild and to do everything in his power to aid Teflon in her situation. He re-enters the streets of Virginia after being absent for nearly three decades.With a second chance at life, Teflon is faced with the decision to live the way society deems best, or become a ride or die chick once again.
According to Teflon Jackson, she has nothing else to live for. Having lost the only man she ever truly loved to the streets of Virginia, and missing the child she gave up for adoption, she can't decide whether to continue to ride out her current predicament or end her life to meet up with her other half--until she is given another reason to live. Richard Robinson, a. k. a. Rich Gunz, the father of Treacherous Freemen, finds a way to reach out to Teflon while finishing up his last ten years in federal prison for armed robbery. Instantly the two form a father-daughter relationship thicker than thieves from behind the prison walls. Upon his release, Rich vows to find the whereabouts of his grandchild and to do everything in his power to aid Teflon in her situation. He re-enters the streets of Virginia after being absent for nearly three decades. With a second chance at life, Teflon is faced with the decision to live the way society deems best, or become a ride or die chick once again.
Imagine being the product of one of the most notorious criminal couples ever to terrorize the state of Virginia. Imagine your father choosing death over life in prison because he thinks he has no reason to live. Imagine your mother trying to kill herself and you to protect you from the world. Then imagine growing up parentless in a society you seem not to fit in--until you meet someone else who feels the same way. If you can imagine all of this, then you will be intrigued by the story of young Treacherous Freeman and Baby Love.Nearly two years after the death of his mother, Treacherous is faced with a situation that causes him to unleash all that has been bottled up inside him. His actions ultimately land him in a place that surprises even him. Despite growing up with both parents and strong family values, Baby Love feels her life is not too far from hell. Deceit, betrayal, and deception are the contributors to Baby's sudden change. They are the very same things that land her in a predicament that has her craving for vengeance. As fate would have it, Treacherous finds himself drawn to the girl that reminds him so much of his mother. The chemistry between him and Baby is undeniable, and a twisted love connection is born. Fueled by pain, they form a bond that Treacherous has always dreamed of and Baby never thought existed.
When a woman from the slums marries a rich man who can't pleasure her, she is driven to hunt for love outside the homeCarla is a beautiful girl. She was plucked from the obscurity of a Polish slum to be the wife of a wealthy man--a man who seemingly gives her everything a wife could want. Except the one thing that she needs most: the pleasure she burns for while he snores beside her, the passion that only a lover can give.But adultery seems impossible until, suddenly, it happens. When she seduces a filling-station attendant, ruining her clothes in the grease of a mechanic's floor, she starts to spin out of control. He is the first but not the last, as Carla learns that infidelity is no work at all.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection, and a new afterword written by the author.
For Carla Hall, co-host of ABC's The Chew, food is a wonderful way to forge connections with and between people. In her delicious new cookbook, Carla's Comfort Foods, she finds inspiration by going around the world in search of the universal home-cooked flavors of comfort. Spinning standbys into distinctive new recipes, she combines the beloved flavors of home with the most delectable, enticing spices and tastes of international cuisine. Carla starts with your essential recipe for perfect all-American burgers; from there, you can choose to do them up Persian-style with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce, lime, and fragrant spices; or give them a Vietnamese twist with pickled veggies, scallions, ginger, and cilantro; or take your burgers to Morocco with gutsy spices, chiles, and feta cheese. Full of Carla's entertaining stories, the book shows how seasoning can transform any simple recipe. A comprehensive spice and flavor guide lets you chart your own course in the kitchen by turning your favorite go-to dish into a culinary trip around the world. In recipes that reflect her own vivacious personality, Carla takes you from Southern Chicken with Milk Gravy to West African Spicy- Sweet Chicken Stew; from German Double-Mustard Potato Salad to Moroccan Spice-Rubbed Beef Roast to Indian Chile, Pea, and Coconut Chutney; and from Southern Peach Cobbler to Greek Baklava. We all need an aromatic bowl of chicken soup from time to time; with Carla's Comfort Foods, you can perk it up Italian-style with fresh basil and oregano; or have a taste of India with cilantro, curry, cumin, and turmeric; for a Caribbean treat, make it fragrant with lime, thyme, and cayenne pepper. From Nashville to Naples to Nigeria, nothing gathers friends and family around the table like the flavors of home. Now you can hug your friends and family with Carla's incredibly flavorful takes on creamy soups and noodles, fragrant stews and dumplings, and mouthwatering pastries, pies, and tarts. Join Carla for a delicious journey!
The entertaining, revealing, and controversial bestselling autobiography of one of the most respected figures in the world of soccer. Carlo Ancelotti is one of only six people to have won the Champions League--European soccer's most coveted trophy--as both player and coach. After a successful career playing for several of the most important teams in Italy--and for the Italian national team--Ancelotti went on to become one of the most acclaimed and outspoken coaches in European football, managing Italian giants Parma, Juventus, and Milan before moving to Chelsea, one of the Premier League's most successful clubs, in 2009. The book moves from anecdotes of his life growing up in Reggio Emilia to stories of his time playing among the best footballers in the world. With a characteristic mixture of sharp insight and humor, Ancelotti explores the differences between the Italian and the English games, shares his thoughts on soccer's future with the MLS in America, and reflects on the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. With a preface by the legendary former captain of the Italian national team, Paolo Maldini, this book is at once a tactician's bible from one of the world's most celebrated footballing minds, the fascinating story of an ordinary man reaching great heights, and in part a revealing tell-all from an outspoken insider in the cut-throat world of European soccer. The perfect book for anyone with a passion for the beautiful game.
Carlos Chávez (1899-1978) is the central figure in Mexican music of the twentieth century and among the most eminent of all Latin American modernist composers. An enfant terrible in his own country, Chávez was an integral part of the emerging music scene in the United States in the 1920s. His highly individual style--diatonic, dissonant, contrapuntal--addressed both modernity and Mexico's indigenous past. Chávez was also a governmental arts administrator, founder of major Mexican cultural institutions, and conductor and founder of the Orquesta Sinfónica de México. Carlos Chávez and His World brings together an international roster of leading scholars to delve into not only Chávez's music but also the history, art, and politics surrounding his life and work.Contributors explore Chávez's vast body of compositions, including his piano music, symphonies, violin concerto, late compositions, and Indianist music. They look at his connections with such artistic greats as Aaron Copland, Miguel Covarrubias, Henry Cowell, Silvestre Revueltas, and Paul Strand. The essays examine New York's modernist scene, Mexican symphonic music, portraits of Chávez by major Mexican artists of the period, including Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo, and Chávez's impact on El Colegio Nacional. A quantum leap in understanding Carlos Chávez and his milieu, this collection will stimulate further work in Latin American music and culture.The contributors are Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, Amy Bauer, Leon Botstein, David Brodbeck, Helen Delpar, Christina Taylor Gibson, Susana González Aktories, Anna Indych-López, Roberto Kolb-Neuhaus, James Krippner, Rebecca Levi, Ricardo Miranda, Julián Orbón, Howard Pollack, Leonora Saavedra, Antonio Saborit, Stephanie Stallings, and Luisa Vilar Payá.Bard Music Festival 2015:Carlos Chávez and His WorldBard CollegeAugust 7-9 and August 14-16, 2015
The wedding night surprise!Charlotte Christie wore white on her wedding day-and a priceless diamond necklace. Little did she know that her new husband, British billionaire Simon Farringdon, didn't believe she was an innocent. Nor did she realize that the Carlotta Diamond was his real motive for marriage. But the unexpected passion of their wedding night changed Simon's plans. His new bride was a virgin and he wanted her. . .
A blessed event CARLOTTA'S KITTENS have arrived--five adorable pink-nosed, silk-eared bundles of fur. But what a responsibility for the five male cats in the Club of Mysteries! It's their job not only to protect the kittens from the dangers of the world- like the tough river rats and the even tougher Steak Knife and his gang (and his collection of the tails of his victims)-but also to teach them the skills every cat needs to survive. And hardest of all, to find them good homes before they end up at the dreaded pound. The Club of Mysteries gang has a hard enough time figuring out the ways of the world for themselves-how can they raise a litter of helpless kittens?
Describes the formations and plant and animal life of Carlsbad Caverns and examines the history of the national park which they have become.
Carly Patterson electrified audiences with her performance at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Displaying amazing poise, this sixteen-year-old helped the U.S. women's gymnastics team win the silver medal in the team competition and she also won an individual silver in her best apparatus, the balance beam. But Carly's biggest moment came when she beat out some of the world's top gymnasts to win gold in the all-around competition. Read about the best female gymnast at the 2004 Olympic Games.
The author, who is blind, describes her years at North Greenville College.
Into the summer heat of New York's Spanish Harlem strides Carmen, a chica who is as hot as the sizzling city streets. When she first meets Jose, she falls for him hard. He's not like the gansta types she knows--tipo duros who are tough, who think they are players. But Jose has a quick temper, and he likes to get his own way. And nobody gets in Carmen's way. When Escamillo rolls into town, everyone takes notice of the Latino Jay-Z-a quadruple-threat singer/rapper/producer/businessman. But he only notices one person--Carmen. And Carmen has given up on Jose--he's not going to get her out of her tough neighborhood, el barrio, and into the action. Escamillo will. But Jose won't let that happen. Passion, love, and betrayal explode into tragedy in this modern retelling of an enduring love story.
This classic of Gothic horror follows Laura, a woman haunted by a girlhood dream of a beautiful visitor to her bedroom. Now, a decade later, Laura finds Carmilla, who appears to be her own age, on the side of the road after a carriage accident. The two recognize each other from the same childhood dream and become fast friends. Soon after, Laura begins to experience mysterious feelings and is once again haunted by nightmares. She finds Carmilla strangely irresistible and longs to be with her.But as the two friends grow closer, Laura's health begins to fail. It becomes apparent that her enchanting companion is harboring a sinister secret. To free herself from Carmilla's grasp, Laura and her family must fight for their lives.
Patrick McCabe, whom the San Francisco Chronicle called "one of the most brilliant writers ever to come out of Ireland," presents another compelling novel of small-town Ireland that leaves its indelible mark on the canon of classic fiction. Carn is the story of two women; Josie Keenan, who returns to Carn, Ireland, the provincial hometown she once left behind, and Sadie Rooney, a factory worker who dreams of leaving. As the two women strike up a friendship--fueled by hopes to better their lives, yet inextricably tied to the tenuous fate of Carn--each must confront the hard truths of her past and future. And despite its own attempt to thrive, the town itself cannot escape the daily reminders of Ireland's endless legacy of violence and unrest. Written in the raw, unsparing prose that marks McCabe's fiction, Carn is the timeless story of a small town struggling to break away from its bleak past, and the lives of two women aching to escape the forces that shaped them.
JOHN LUTZ IS . . . "A MAJOR TALENT. " --John Lescroart"ONE OF THE MASTERS. " --Ridley Pearson"IN RARE FORM. " --The New York Times Book Review"AMONG THE BEST. " --San Diego UnionTHE BIRTH OF A KILLING FRENZYThe killer has a pattern. Abduct a girl from a beachside community. Tie her up. Torture her to death. Move north along the coast. Repeat. With each gruesome killing, a clue is delivered to New York City investigator Frank Quinn. The ex-homicide detective understands that the message is more than a taunt. It is an invitation--to play. And the game has just begun. . . "LUTZ OFFERS UP A HEART-POUNDING ROLLER COASTER OF A TALE. " --Jeffery Deaver12,500 Words
Rogue ThreatWhen the CIA intercepts a coded message that reveals the delivery of nuclear materials to Sudan, the U. S. decides to investiage this North African hot spot. Mack Bolan's hard probe exposes a renegade faction deep within the Sudanese government that's planning to nuke its Ethopian neighbors into oblivion--an event that could lead to global war. Bolan is greeted in a hail of bullets as he enters Khartoum with a young journalist and an old spy as backup. Going on the offensive, he must smoke out an enemy operating undercover in the country's law enforcement, intelligence and diplomatic agencies. With a lethal shipment of plutonium to track down, the Executioner wastes no time using the kind of hard-core diplomacy that gets the job done.
The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st Century USA Today bestselling novelists William W. Johnstone and J. A. Johnstone unleash the saga of Falcon MacCallister--wanderer, lawman, heir to a Western family that raised him on courage, vigilance, and gunsmoke. This Is No Day To Die In Sorrento, Texas, there is only one law: the hangman's law. Right now the condemned waits for his last meal in a cramped jail cell. But Falcon MacCallister will not go quietly to the gallows. . . Falcon was called to Sorrento by a crusading newspaper reporter trying to expose a conspiracy of greed and corruption--with innocent men dying at the end of a court-ordered rope. As acting U. S. Marshal, Falcon quickly makes some very dangerous enemies. Then he himself is sentenced to hang. But in twenty-four hours he'll be out of jail, out on the streets, and shooting lead against a small army of gunmen. Because he knows the three men who have taken over Sorrento. And he sentences them to death--the MacCallister brand. . . .
Centuries after the destruction of the earth, several species of altered humans still survive. These shape-shifters are exciting and exotic creatures, and their human forms do little to mask their most primitive and passionate instincts. . . In Heat Mahlia is a snow tigress in heat and now that her tiger king has returned to rule the planet Vesperi, she can no longer deny her desperate need to mate. She greets him as a woman, but their desire for sex is uncontrollable as they come together with a primal passion. . . In Smoke When Lady Katryn is called back to her home world to join Lord Nadirs harim, she is curious to learn more about her weredragon nature. What she discovers is a scorching eroticism that consumes her all over. . . In Mist Dr. Sera Gibbons is one of only two human survivors after a five hundred year cryogenic freeze. Saved by the merman Bretton Hahn, she savors the way he caresses her and makes her live out her wildest fantasies. . .
Averitable smorgasbord of sin, John Baxter's Carnal Knowledge is a delightfully unabashed education in sex and erotic culture. Would you ever consent to a knee-trembler at a love hotel? Would you enjoy a hot lunch while watching kinbaku? Would you consider wearing a French tickler, a merkin, a strap-on, or pasties . . . or would you rather just go commando at the Mine Shaft? From Deep Throat to Debbie Does Dallas, from the mile-high club to the Emperor's Club, John Baxter explains it all to you in this decadently definitive work on the many ins and outs of s-e-x, guaranteed to tantalize, edify, and titillate whether you're a novice or an expert in the arts of eros.
The Victorians wrote some of the best and most enduring erotica. For such a tightly-laced age, people spent a lot of time thinking about things carnal. Jules Verne, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, et al enthralled us with their visions of new possibilities. The rich and slightly decadent visuals of the steam age lend themselves perfectly to the new carnality of post-punk era. And, of course, what is repressed will be even more exciting once the corset is unlaced. Steampunk, even without sex, is erotic; with sex, it's over-the-top hot. A widowed lady engineer invents a small device that can store the energy from sexual frustration and convert it to electricity to help power a home. Teresa Noelle Roberts shows us what it can do, confronted with sexual fulfillment. What volume of steampunk would be complete without a tale of sailing ships and the men who sail them? If your taste runs to sexy pirates in space, Poe Von Page will delight you with the mutinous crew of the Danika Blue and their new captain. Then there's the very special room on the top floor in the House of the Sable Locks, a brothel where sexually discriminating men go to have their fantasies fulfilled. Even if a man daren't put those fantasies into words, Elizabeth Schechter's "Succubus" will give the madam all the information she needs with which to make her clients happy. There are brothels, flying machines, steam-powered conveyances, manor houses, spiritualist societies. The following stories afford intelligently written, beautifully crafted glimpses into other worlds, where the Carnal Machines won't fail to seduce you, get you wet or make you hard so, lie back, relax; a happy ending is guaranteed.
Santa Louisa is still reeling from the lethal rampage of the demon Envy, one of the Seven Deadly Sins released from Hell by black magic. The fiendish entity was finally trapped, but when more bodies bearing satanic marks surface in Los Angeles, demon hunter Moira O'Donnell fears the terror has only just begun.Racing to L.A., Moira discovers that the City of Angels is fast becoming the demon Lust's decadent playground. She suspects another coven is at work, aided indirectly by her diabolical mother, the powerful witch Fiona. But when Moira's unwanted psychic powers intensify, she fears her connection to the underworld is putting everyone she cares about in grave danger.As supernatural war erupts, Moira and smoldering, seductive Rafe Cooper are caught in the crossfire. Cornered by mortal and unearthly enemies, they must master all their own powers to survive--and to understand if the intensely passionate feelings that bind them are Lust's demon magic or true desire.From the Paperback edition.
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