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Sophisticated Giant

Author: Maxine Gordon
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Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. In a context of biography, history, and memoir, Maxine Gordon has completed the book that her late husband began, weaving his “solo” turns with her voice and a chorus of voices from past and present. Reading like a jazz composition, the blend of research, anecdote, and a selection of Dexter’s personal letters reflects his colorful life and legendary times. It is clear why the celebrated trumpet genius Dizzy Gillespie said to Dexter, “Man, you ought to leave your karma to science.” Dexter Gordon the icon is the Dexter beloved and celebrated on albums, on film, and in jazz lore--even in a street named for him in Copenhagen. But this image of the cool jazzman fails to come to terms with the multidimensional man full of humor and wisdom, a figure who struggled to reconcile being both a creative outsider who broke the rules and a comforting insider who was a son, father, husband, and world citizen. This essential book is an attempt to fill in the gaps created by our misperceptions as well as the gaps left by Dexter himself.


The Thinker s Thesaurus Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words Expanded Third Edition

Author: Peter E. Meltzer
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With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.


Jazz on My Mind

Author: Herb Wong
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"Jazz On My Mind is a delightful and substantial addition to jazz commentary, full of the vivid anecdotes and insightful, accessible analysis of the late Dr. Herb Wong, a lifelong enthusiast and acclaimed educator who came to work with and know the musical heroes he depicts here. With exemplary assistance from Paul Fingerote, longtime marketing and public relations director of the Monterey Jazz Festival, Dr. Wong selected and shaped his memories and his earlier writings into a volume that stands tall among those concerning composers and performers of the second half of the 20th century whose sounds will ring forever."--Howard Mandel, president of the Jazz Journalists Association "Offers readers a delightful curated vision of America's music genre.... Reading Wong's liner-note prose is a pure joy. His enthusiasm will send you to the record store, and his encyclopedic knowledge will inform your listening. You can read the book from cover to cover, and you'll be tempted to do just that. But it is also perfect for causal reading, and as a reference if you're listening to the music. If you're unfamiliar with jazz music and want a starter's guide, I cannot imagine a better book. This is truly fun to read, a time capsule into another era and even another version of English that you simply won't read or find anywhere else."--Rick Kleffel, KQED, NPR Contributor; Editor, Bookotron.com. Dr. Herb Wong (1926-2014) was an internationally recognized jazz industry leader and the author of more than 400 liner notes from the 1940s through the early 2000s. He reviewed not only the tracks on those albums but the artists and their eras as well. This book features the best of Wong's liner notes, articles and album selections, his personal stories about the artists, and his illuminating one-on-one conversations with many jazz greats, providing an insightful jazz primer and invaluable discography.


Bought by the Greek Tycoon

Author: Jacqueline Baird
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Why stop at just one night--when he can buy so many more...? Greek multimillionaire Luke Devetzi will do anything to get Jemma Barnes back in his bed for a night of blazing passion.... When Luke discovers that Jemma's father is in financial trouble and in need of a loan, he is willing to pay it...but only if Jemma agrees to become his convenient wife!


Advances in Computer Science Environment Ecoinformatics and Education

Author: Sally Lin
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This 5-volume set (CCIS 214-CCIS 218) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Science, Environment, Ecoinformatics, and Education, CSEE 2011, held in Wuhan, China, in July 2011. The 525 revised full papers presented in the five volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on information security, intelligent information, neural networks, digital library, algorithms, automation, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, computer networks, computational system, computer vision, computer modelling and simulation, control, databases, data mining, e-learning, e-commerce, e-business, image processing, information systems, knowledge management and knowledge discovering, mulitimedia and its apllication, management and information system, moblie computing, natural computing and computational intelligence, open and innovative education, pattern recognition, parallel and computing, robotics, wireless network, web application, other topics connecting with computer, environment and ecoinformatics, modeling and simulation, environment restoration, environment and energy, information and its influence on environment, computer and ecoinformatics, biotechnology and biofuel, as well as biosensors and bioreactor.


Chattanooga Choo Choo

Author: Richard Grudens
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A must read for the countless Glenn Miller Orchestra fans who still cherish his music. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Glen Miller's life and the 60th anniversary of his disappearance over the English Channel in late 1944, this is the tribute book which Glenn Miller fans all over the world have been waiting for, a compendium of authentic stories, interviews, over 150 photographs and features illustrating the life and times of the most popular musical organisation in American show business history, spread out under a shower of stars tracing the career of legendary bandleader, arranger and slide trombonist, Alton Glenn Miller, and placing to rest, once and for all, the truth about his mysterious loss during World War II.


Emerging Business Opportunities

Author: Balamurugan KGS
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• Aspiring Entrepreneurs sorting for business ideas • Business owners looking forward to deploy latest technology in their business process to scale up revenues • Those in job/students who wants to prepare themselves to take up entrepreneurship in future and get future ready. Technology is moving forward at a rapid pace and we have been coming up with new inventions and discoveries almost every single day. And more the ideas we come up with, more the doors it opens to the world of entrepreneurship. Start-ups are fast emerging everywhere across the globe and we are getting to see more and more people venture into this exciting journey. Some of them already have jobs and want to have a fresh start while for some, this will be a first try. The good part is that there is still enough space and supportive eco-system for anyone who wants to join in and make a difference to the business world. This book is a starter guide for anyone who wants to try their hand at entrepreneurship. The author has written this book based on his own life experiences and has spoken about Emerging Business opportunities in five trending topics based on which one could initiate a start up and also discuss about modern entrepreneurial mind-sets and business strategies required to survive and thrive in today’s dynamic environment. The contents in this book are based on years of experience, research, current trends and future prospects. This is a must read for any aspiring entrepreneur who is dealing with that initial set of jitters, fear and lack of confidence.


Flaming Zeppelins

Author: Joe R Lansdale
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What do the disembodied head of Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley, Frankenstein, the Tin Man, Captain Nemo, the Flying Dutchman, and the inestimable Ned the Seal have in common? Find out as they embark upon a spectacular set of nonstop steampunk adventures. For the first time, two epic chronicles, Zeppelins West and Flaming London, inscribed by a courageous young seal on his trusty notepad, are collected together in one volume. Leap from a flaming zeppelin with the stars of the Wild West Show in a desperate escape from an imperial Japanese enclave. Wash up upon the island of Doctor Moreau, in mortal danger from his unnatural experiments (and ignorant that Dracula approaches by sea). Unite with Jules Verne, Passpartout, and Mark Twain on a desperate voyage to the burning streets of London, which are infested with killer squid from outer space courtesy of H. G. Wells’s time machine. It’s a raucous steam-powered locomotive of shoot-’em-up Westerns, dime novels, comic books, and pulp fiction, as only Lansdale, the high-priest of Texan weirdness, could tell.


Writing Lesson Level 6 Simple to Sophisticated Synonyms

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.
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Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.


Sabin s Radio Free Jazz USA

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