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The Armstrong Brothers

Author : David O. Smith
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This is the story of James, John, and Hamilton Armstrong, three sons of a yeoman farmer living on the Pennsylvania frontier at the outset of the American Revolution. James and John joined the Continental Army in 1776, rose from the ranks to become officers, and served until the army was disbanded in 1783. Hamilton remained home to work the farm, protect the family, and serve in militia and “ranger” units to defend the frontier from repeated attacks from hostile Indian tribes. Their combined wartime experiences encompassed almost the totality of the American Revolution, from Canada in the north to South Carolina in the south and along the western frontier. James and John fought in most of the major battles of the revolution, including Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Guilford Courthouse, Eutaw Springs, and Yorktown, where they distinguished themselves in the eyes of generals like the Marquis de Lafayette, Mad Anthony Wayne, Light- Horse Harry Lee, Nathanael Greene, and George Washington.

Louis Armstrong s New Orleans

Author : Thomas Brothers
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A rags-to-riches narrative of the eminent jazz artist's early life describes how his childhood was marked by such challenges as poverty, Jim Crow legislation, and vigilante terrorism but how his musical prowess was shaped by the culturally rich African-American traditions of New Orleans. Reprint.

Louis Armstrong Master of Modernism

Author : Thomas Brothers
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Finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Biography. "Profoundly evocative and altogether admirable…The writing and detail are so brilliant that I found the volume revelatory." —Tim Page, Washington Post Nearly 100 years after bursting onto Chicago’s music scene under the tutelage of Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong is recognized as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. A trumpet virtuoso, seductive crooner, and consummate entertainer, Armstrong laid the foundation for the future of jazz with his stylistic innovations, but his story would be incomplete without examining how he struggled in a society seething with brutally racist ideologies, laws, and practices. Thomas Brothers picks up where he left off with the acclaimed Louis Armstrong's New Orleans, following the story of the great jazz musician into his most creatively fertile years in the 1920s and early 1930s, when Armstrong created not one but two modern musical styles. Brothers wields his own tremendous skill in making the connections between history and music accessible to everyone as Armstrong shucks and jives across the page. Through Brothers's expert ears and eyes we meet an Armstrong whose quickness and sureness, so evident in his performances, served him well in his encounters with racism while his music soared across the airwaves into homes all over America. Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism blends cultural history, musical scholarship, and personal accounts from Armstrong's contemporaries to reveal his enduring contributions to jazz and popular music at a time when he and his bandmates couldn’t count on food or even a friendly face on their travels across the country. Thomas Brothers combines an intimate knowledge of Armstrong's life with the boldness to examine his place in such a racially charged landscape. In vivid prose and with vibrant photographs, Brothers illuminates the life and work of the man many consider to be the greatest American musician of the twentieth century.

Cases Decided in the Court of Session Court of Justiciary and House of Lords

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Country Hearts

Author : Nan Comargue
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After a failed relationship in the city, Isabel returns home to the Armstrong ranch and the two sexy Armstrong brothers she's always loved. Can she choose between them—or does she even have to? Isabel Morgan's experiment with city life is done. Her live-in boyfriend has just left her for a younger, more virginal model, and she finds herself in need of rescuing from the least likely of sources—the two rough cowboys she grew up with. After her mother married their father, the Armstrong brothers, stern Cary and sympathetic Dex, have taken a none-too-welcome interest in her life. Her ex-boyfriend made Isabel feel oversexed just because she wanted to fuck all the time, in fact it's one of the reasons they grew apart, but the Armstrongs soon show how much they value her reappearance in their lives with steamy welcomes. But surely she can't have both! When her ex calls her to try to patch things up, Isabel realises just how far she's come from that initial heartbreak—and finally knows where she belongs. At the ranch. But will Cary and Dex, who have been keeping their distance and holding long secret meetings without her, want her around?

Children of the Dream

Author : Rucker C. Johnson
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An acclaimed economist reveals that school integration efforts in the 1970s and 1980s were overwhelmingly successful -- and argues that we must renew our commitment to integration for the sake of all Americans We are frequently told that school integration was a social experiment doomed from the start. But as Rucker C. Johnson demonstrates in Children of the Dream, it was, in fact, a spectacular achievement. Drawing on longitudinal studies going back to the 1960s, he shows that students who attended integrated and well-funded schools were more successful in life than those who did not -- and this held true for children of all races. Yet as a society we have given up on integration. Since the high point of integration in 1988, we have regressed and segregation again prevails. Contending that integrated, well-funded schools are the primary engine of social mobility, Children of the Dream offers a radical new take on social policy. It is essential reading in our divided times.

The Irish Reports

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Interview with Chester Armstrong Samuel S Shaw 1988 January 8

Author : Chester Armstrong
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Louis Armstrong in His Own Words

Author : Louis Armstrong
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This book includes previously unpublished essays, letters, and memoirs written by one of the giants of American music. Armstrong recounts his early life in New Orleans, his experiences in Chicago and New York during the 1920s, his infamous crowning as "King of the Zulus," and his late years in Queens, New York. Here is a little-known dimension of Louis Armstrong that will stand as a treasure for the history of jazz and, indeed, the history of American culture.

Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents to the Secretary of Commerce for the Fiscal Year Ended

Author : United States. Patent Office
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