Chiedi Chi Erano Law E Baker

Autore: Paolo Ferrero
Editore:
ISBN: 9788899146207
Grandezza: 24,70 MB
Formato: PDF
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Wyatt At The Coyote Palace

Autore: Kristin Hersh
Editore: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 1783238631
Grandezza: 64,10 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9796
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The Golden Thirteen

Autore: Paul Stillwell
Editore: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612511627
Grandezza: 74,30 MB
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In January 1944 sixteen black enlisted men gathered at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Illinois to begin a cram course that would turn them into the U.S. Navy's first African-American officers on active duty. The men believed they could set back the course of racial justice if they failed and banded together so all would succeed. Despite the demanding pace, all sixteen passed the course. Twelve were commissioned as ensigns and a thirteenth was made a warrant officer. Years later these pioneers came to be known as the Golden Thirteen, but at the outset they were treated more as pariahs than pioneers. Often denied the privileges and respect routinely accorded white naval officers, they were given menial assignments unworthy of their abilities and training. Yet despite this discrimination, these inspirational young men broke new ground and opened the door for generations to come. In 1986, oral historian Paul Stillwell began recording the memories of the eight surviving members of the Golden Thirteen. Later he interviewed three white officers who served with and supported the efforts of the men during World War II. This book collects the stories of those eleven men. Introduced by Colin L. Powell, they tell in dramatic fashion what it was like to be a black American.

Invitation To Biology

Autore: Helena Curtis
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780879016791
Grandezza: 32,86 MB
Formato: PDF
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This clearly written, accurate, and well-illustrated introduction to biology seamlessly integrates the theme of evolution while offering expanded, up-to-date coverage of genetic engineering, the immune response, embryological development, and ecological concerns.

Open

Autore: Andre Agassi
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307592804
Grandezza: 63,62 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life. Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight grand slams and achieved wealth, celebrity, and the game’s highest honors. But as he reveals in this searching autobiography, off the court he was often unhappy and confused, unfulfilled by his great achievements in a sport he had come to resent. Agassi writes candidly about his early success and his uncomfortable relationship with fame, his marriage to Brooke Shields, his growing interest in philanthropy, and—described in haunting, point-by-point detail—the highs and lows of his celebrated career. From the Trade Paperback edition.

English Pronunciation For Speakers Of Spanish

Autore: María de los Ángeles Gómez González
Editore: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 1501502948
Grandezza: 61,65 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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This book covers the key concepts of English phonetics and phonology for Spanish-speaking learners of English. It combines theoretical issues and applications to practice, and also adopts a contrastive English-Spanish approach. Written by two experienced teachers and researchers, this book and its companion website will appeal to all Spanish-speaking students of English language and linguistics and those training for a certificate in TEFL.

The Cultures Of Globalization

Autore: Fredric Jameson
Editore: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822321699
Grandezza: 56,97 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9003
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Distinguished panel explores the concept of globalization and in a variety of cultural settings and its effect on world-wide cultural transformation of nation, place, race, class, ethnos and gender.

The Multilingual Internet

Autore: Brenda Danet
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199719495
Grandezza: 72,69 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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Two thirds of global internet users are non-English speakers. Despite this, most scholarly literature on the internet and computer-mediated-communication (CMC) focuses exclusively on English. This is the first book devoted to analyzing internet related CMC in languages other than English. The volume collects 18 new articles on facets of language and internet use, all of which revolve around several central topics: writing systems, the structure and features of local languages and how they affect internet use, code switching between multiple languages, gender issues, public policy issues, and so on.

A Woman Like Me

Autore: Bettye LaVette
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101600675
Grandezza: 79,98 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5931
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Acclaimed R&B singer Bettye LaVette celebrates her storied career in show business with her stunning memoir, A Woman Like Me, and her new album, Thankful N' Thoughtful. As a teenager in Detroit, Bettye LaVette had a hit single with “My Man—He’s a Lovin’ Man.” By the time she was twenty, she had faded back into obscurity and was barely surviving in New York City. For the next forty years, despite being associated with legends such as Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, and James Brown, she remained relatively unknown outside a circle of devoted fans. Every time it seemed that her dream of stepping into the spotlight was finally coming true, bad luck smashed her hopes, again and again. Then, after a lifetime of singing in clubs and lounges, her unforgettable televised performances at the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors and at President Obama’s pre-Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 2009 won her the recognition she had sought for her entire life. Bettye LaVette’s career has been a one-of-a-kind roller-coaster ride through the world of music; it has taken her from the peaks to the pits and back. In this unflinchingly honest memoir, she boldly recounts her freewheeling childhood—her parents ran an illegal liquor business out of their living room, which was frequented by some of the top acts of the forties and fifties—her short-lived conquest of the R&B world in the 1960s, her decline into poverty and despair, and her recent comeback and career revival, with two Grammy-nominated CDs and numerous appearances on major television talk shows. Poignant, brazen, and fearless, A Woman Like Me is a tour de force from one of the most outspoken female performers singing today—and she’s a force to be reckoned with.

Rock Seen

Autore: Bob Gruen
Editore: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810997721
Grandezza: 69,16 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6257
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A leading rock-and-roll photographer draws on his four-decade career to reproduce iconic images of bands from the Clash and Led Zeppelin to the Rolling Stones, the Sex Pistols, and contemporary performers.