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Ghetto Girls Rule in Marseille

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“THE GHETTO GIRLS have somehow won a free trip to Marsay, France, to perform our play “Ghetto Girls Rule”. Rose couldn’t come because she is too little. So, it was me and my other sister Evelyn. Our mama said we could go if Robin Ann took responsibility for us. And since our mama hardly ever home, she wouldn’t miss us anyway. Robin Ann said it would be a good chance to get away from her brothers and house responsibilities and them girls up the way.” When a senseless shooting ends the life of a dear friend in front of their very eyes, the Ghetto Girls struggle to come to terms with the grief—and fear—that remains. They need to get away from it all (by any means necessary), so when the opportunity to go on an all expenses paid trip to Marseilles, France, comes about, the choice is simple for the twelve friends. And if the invitation wasn’t exactly intended for them, well, no one need be the wiser... None of them—not gum-poppin’, tough-talkin’ Beretta, not aspiring lawyer Deen, not even Leona with her fur coat and smattering of French—are prepared for what lies ahead. Will the young and hopeful Ghetto Girls return home triumphant, or will everything just continue to fall apart? By turns funny, tense, and deeply moving, this novel’s grounding in Black inner-city teen culture rings all the more true when the girls find themselves in the strange and picturesque French city, where they will have to depend on each other if they are to survive the adventure of a lifetime.

Playing with Fire

Author : James David Draper
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"This publication offers the first comprehensive overview of Neoclassical modeling in the years from 1740 to 1840. The catalogue, numbering 142 objects, analyzes modeling at every stage, from the brusque preliminary impulse of the artist to the highly finished statuettes that were regarded as works of art in their own right. Many of the greatest names are represented here: from France, Bouchardon, Pigalle, Pajou, Houdon, Roland, Clodion, Stouf, and Chinard; from Germany, Dannecker and Schadow; from Italy, Canova and Pacetti; from Sweden, the magnificent Sergel. Some artists are examined in considerable depth, with as many as nine works. Lesser-known talents who merit greater attention and emerge heroically are the Swiss Sonnenschein and the Russians Kozlovsky and Martos." "The sections of the catalogue, each preceded by an introductory essay, examine the sculptors' techniques and training and explore prominent themes, such as terracotta's role in the statuary of Great Men and in tomb sculpture, depictions of Arcadia and the loves of the gods, and scenes from the Iliad and Ovid's Metamorphoses. Special attention is paid to the ancient visual and literary sources that motivated these generations of discerning and erudite sculptors. Short biographies of all of the artists are included."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Focus On 100 Most Popular UEFA Euro 2016 Players

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All Gates Open

Author : Rob Young
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All Gates Open presents the definitive story of arguably the most influential and revered avant-garde band of the late twentieth century: CAN. It consists of two books. In Book One, Rob Young gives us the full biography of a band that emerged at the vanguard of what would come to be called the Krautrock scene in late sixties Cologne. With Irmin Schmidt and Holger Czukay - two classically trained students of Stockhausen - at the heart of the band, CAN's studio and live performances burned an incendiary trail through the decade that followed: and left a legacy that is still reverberating today in hip hop, post rock, ambient, and countless other genres. Rob Young's account draws on unique interviews with all founding members of CAN, as well as their vocalists, friends and music industry associates. And he revisits the music, which is still deliriously innovative and unclassifiable more than four decades on. All Gates Open is a portrait of a group who worked with visionary intensity and belief, outside the system and inside their own inner space. Book Two, Can Kiosk, has been assembled by Irmin Schmidt, founding member and guiding spirit of the band, as a 'collage - a technique long associated with CAN's approach to recording. There is an oral history of the band drawing on interviews that Irmin made with musicians who see CAN as an influence - such as Bobby Gillespie, Geoff Barrow, Daniel Miller, and many others. There are also interviews with artists and filmmakers like Wim Wenders and John Malkovitch, where Schmidt reflects on more personal matters and his work with film. Extracts of Schmidt's notebook and diaries from 2013-14 are also reproduced as a reflection on the creative process, and the memories, dreams, and epiphanies it entails. Can Kiosk offers further perspectives on a band that have inspired several generations of musicians and filmmakers in the voices of the artists themselves. CAN were unique, and their legacy is articulated in two books in this volume with the depth, rigour, originality, and intensity associated with the band itself. It is illustrated throughout with previously unseen art, photographs, and ephemera from the band's archive.

The Mysteries of Marseille

Author : Emile Zola
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Published in 1867, "The Mysteries of Marseille" recounts the love of Philippe Cayol, a poor, untitled republican, and of young Blanche de Cazalis, the niece of De Cazalis. Philippe's brother devotes himself to protecting the two lovers and the child Blanche gives birth to before entering a convent.

From Diversion to Subversion

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"Examines the wide-ranging influence of games and play on the development of modern art in the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.

Manchester United Born Winners

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Landmark Visitors Guide Provence and Cote D Azur

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A guide to St Lucia, designed for either the independent traveller or the package holiday-maker wishing to explore this Caribbean island. It describes the island's history, culture, customs and geography, and goes on to discuss itineraries around the island, including the recently-built west road to Soufriere. There are details on special attractions such as Pigeon Island (the 18th-century British Naval fortress); former plantations; the drive-in volcano; and the colourful market in Castries, the capital. This second edition is updated and revised.

Disobeying Hitler

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Looks at the men who disobeyed Hitler's orders through resistance, thus saving thousands of Allied and German lives, keeping supply lines open, while preserving cities and infrastructure.

Cultures and Globalization

Author : Helmut K Anheier
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Today is a new metropolitan age and for the first time ever more people live in cities than they do anywhere else. As cities strengthen their international and cultural influence, the global world is acted out most articulately in the world's urban hubs - through its diverse cultures, broad networks and innovative styles of governance. Looking at the city through its internal dynamics, the book examines how governance and cultural policy play out in a national and international framework. Making a truly global contribution to the literature, the editors bring together a truly international and highly-respected bevy of scholars. In doing so, they skilfully steer debates beyond the city as an economic powerhouse, to cover issues that fully comprehend a city's cultural dynamics and its impact on policy including alternative economies, creativity, migration, diversity, sustainability, education and urban planning. Innovative in its approach and content, this book is ideal for students, scholars and researchers interested in sociology, urban studies, cultural studies, and public policy.

Why Africa

Author : Bona Udeze
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Why Africa? an abstract first painted in 1993 and reproduced in collage in 2004, is variously described by his admirers as an emotional revelation. The work depicts the African question problems and prospects including political instability, corruption, and poverty in the midst of rich natural and human resources. Thus, Why Africa? inspired him to write a book on the subject, applying his creativity with a unique perspective on the African case. Bona has written one book (unpublished) titled: The Ancient and Modern (1992) a story on Urualla, his ancestral origin in Nigeria.

Best Soccer Players of All Time

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This title will introduce you to Pelé, Mia Hamm, Lionel Messi, and more of the all-time greatest players in soccer. Complete with action-packed stories of their most memorable moments, spotlight stats, information boxes, a glossary, additional resources and more. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

Burning the Days

Author : James Salter
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This is the brilliant memoir of a man who starts out in Manhattan and comes of age in the skies over Korea, before emerging as one of America's finest authors in the New York of the 1960s. Burning the Days showcases James Salter's uniquely beautiful style with some of the most evocative pages about flying ever written, together with portraits of the actors, directors and authors who later influenced him. It is an unforgettable book about passion, ambition and what it means to live and to write.

Southern Africa Political Economic Monthly

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A Descriptive Catalogue of Playing and Other Cards in the British Museum

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Historical Dictionary of Soccer

Author : Tom Dunmore
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Soccer is the world's most popular sport and one of the globe's best known cultural practices. The pinnacle of the sport worldwide is the FIFA World Cup, a competition held every four years, which crowns one nation as the world champion in front of huge global television audiences: over half of the planet's population watched the 2010 FIFA World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands. From the humble origins of modern soccer in Great Britain in the 19th century, world soccer has become today a vast,commercialized global industry, with huge salaries paid to the biggest stars due to the massive amounts of revenue generated through the sale of television rights, ticket sales, and sponsorship income. The Historical Dictionary of Soccer presents acomprehensive history of the game through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, numerous appendixes that list everything from the FIFA World Player of the Year to FIFA World Cup Winners and Runners-Up to the UEFA Champions League Winners and Runners-Up, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on places, teams, terminology, and people, including Garrincha, Pelé, Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, and Lionel Messi. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about soccer.

The Marseille Caper

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Sam Levitt, former corporate lawyer, wine connoisseur and expert on cultivated crime, is back in Marseille, for both work and pleasure - the lure of excitement and the pleasures of the region proving too tempting to resist. But surrounded by gangsters and cut-throat developers, Sam finds himself far closer to danger than he had planned...

Marseille a century of pictures

Author : Gérard Detaille
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Nombre de photographes ont éprouvé cette irrésistible attirance exercée par Marseille, depuis les pionniers du XIXe siècle qui fixent les derniers moments des quartiers anciens jusqu'aux artistes de l'avant-garde mondiale jouant notamment des ombres de l'emblématique pont à transbordeur. Rares sont les villes qui connaissent un tel destin photographique et qui en outre bénéficient de la présence d'un studio qui donne à voir son histoire dans la continuité : les Detaille, un siècle durant, attentifs aux profondes mutations de leur cité, en ont constitué la mémoire des évolutions sociales et urbaines. C'est Nadar, d'abord, qui avait choisi en 1897 la Canebière pour parachever une carrière déjà riche avant de transmettre son atelier à Fernand Detaille : précurseur de génie pour bien des aspects de la technique photographique, il aura ainsi initié par son installation à Marseille un parcours unique, sur trois générations, dans la lignée des grands imagiers de la ville. Avec plus de cinq cents photographies sélectionnées parmi plusieurs milliers de plaques de verre et de films provenant du fonds Detaille, ce " siècle d'images " - 1902-1998 -, sous forme de fresque illustrée, présente une " lecture du réel " dépourvue de toute visée nostalgique pour retenir les témoignages du constant renouvellement d'une ville toujours prête à accueillir: " Marseille, c'est la ville de l'arrivée " (Blaise Cendrars). Many photographers have been irresistibly drawn to Marseilles, from the pioneers in the 19th century who captured the last days of the old quarters, to the world's avant-garde artists with their fascination for the shadows of the bridge over the Vieux-Port, an emblem of the city. Marseilles is one of the most photographed cities in the world, and has also been lucky enough to have a studio depicting its history as an on going process: over a whole century, the Detailles have observed the profound changes taking place in their town, and created a record of its social and urban development. It began with Nadar, who in 1897 chose La Canebière to crown his already rich career, before handing his workshop over to Fernand Detaille. Nadar was a genius in his anticipation of many aspects of photographic technique, and his move to Marseilles and his "renaissance" there launched the life-work of three generations of the Detaille family in the tradition of the great photographers of the city. With over five hundred photographs selected from several thousand glass plates and negatives in the Detaille collection, this "Century of Pictures" - 1902 to 1998 - is a fresco portraying reality without nostalgia, illustrating the ceaseless renewal of this city always ready with a welcome: "Marseilles is the city of arrival" (Blaise Cendrars).

Mugged in Marseille

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This is a fast moving good read for a plane or a good lazy day featuring a mature guy doing interesting work.

Scotty Bowman

Author : Doug Hunter
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SPORTS Only Toe Blake of the Montreal Canadiens coached as many Stanley Cup winners (seven) as Scotty Bowman has over his lengthy NHL career. Bowman worked his way up from coaching at the Junior grade to both coaching and serving in a variety of high-level administrative posts for a number of mostly successful NHL teams. His biography reads like a history of the NHL over the past half-century, detailing the fortunes of its best teams and the backgrounds of its most famous players. In the middle of it all is Bowman, though Hunter (Champions, LJ 10/1/97) doesn't give us much of a personal view of the man. Bowman's own words read like quotes from the next day's newspaper. Interviews with former players and assistants afford some perspective, but more depth is needed. Nevertheless, Bowman's stature and the wealth of detail here will be of interest to hockey fans. John M. Maxymuk, Rutgers Univ. Lib., Camden, NJ-