How I Got to Be This Hip

The Collected Works of One of America's Preeminent Journalists

Author: Barry Farrell

Publisher: Washington Square Press

ISBN: 9780671028107

Category: Current Events

Page: 256

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Thelonious Monk

The Life and Times of an American Original

Author: Robin Kelley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439190461

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

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A comprehensive profile of the enigmatic jazz pianist and composer offers insight into his origins, his early musical career, and the mid-twentieth-century cultural upheavals that shaped his personal and creative life.
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Norman Mailer: A Double Life

Author: J. Michael Lennon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439150214

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 960

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Drawing on extensive interviews and unpublished letters, as well as his own encounters with Mailer, this authoritative biography of the eminent novelist, journalist and controversial public figure chronicles his entire career and his self-conscious effort to create a distinctive identity for himself.
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The Likes of Us

America in the Eyes of the Farm Security Administration

Author: Stuart Cohen

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 1567923402

Category: History

Page: 183

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Featuring 175 duotone photographs, this book not only offers the chance to see a selection of famous and little-known images, but also to go behind the scenes of one of America's most original and creative government-sponsored projects.
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Bad Boy

The Influence of Sean "Puffy" Combs On the Music Industry

Author: Ronin Ro

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074343417X

Category: Music

Page: 224

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This is a tale of friendship, greed, and betrayal in the music industry—and a definitive history of America's biggest rap mogul. No one knows more about creating hits than Sean “Puffy” Combs. For years he virtually ran hip-hop. It seemed the perfect arrangement: “Puffy” provided the sounds and obsessive attention to detail while the Notorious B.I.G. promoted an image that kept rap fans happy. It should have lasted forever, but “Biggie” was murdered at the height of his career—and “Puffy”'s ascension to superstardom ushered in an age of disloyalty and deception that exploded into one of the greatest debacles in the history of the music industry. Through interviews with label insiders, grand jury testimony, and other sources, America's preeminent rap journalist Ronin Ro -reveals the true story of “Puffy” -addresses the larger issues that shaped the man and the industry -explains how Bad Boy both helped and destroyed hip-hop and R&B music -details why some artists “Puffy” created ultimately left his Bad Boy family in disgust. At once an intimate history and a portrait of an era, Bad Boy shows readers exactly how Combs lost his strangle-hold over the multibillion-dollar rap music industry. The story of Bad Boy Entertainment is the story of the American Dream, an up-close and personal account of the people, the money, the creative process that made it all come true, and the young mogul who caused the dream to fall apart. In this hip-hop tragedy of Shakespearean dimensions, readers finally learn the story that Sean “Puffy” Combs does not want them to know.
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The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction

Author: Darryl Dickson-Carr

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231510691

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 280

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From Ishmael Reed and Toni Morrison to Colson Whitehead and Terry McMillan, Darryl Dickson-Carr offers a definitive guide to contemporary African American literature. This volume-the only reference work devoted exclusively to African American fiction of the last thirty-five years-presents a wealth of factual and interpretive information about the major authors, texts, movements, and ideas that have shaped contemporary African American fiction. In more than 160 concise entries, arranged alphabetically, Dickson-Carr discusses the careers, works, and critical receptions of Alice Walker, Gloria Naylor, Jamaica Kincaid, Charles Johnson, John Edgar Wideman, Leon Forrest, as well as other prominent and lesser-known authors. Each entry presents ways of reading the author's works, identifies key themes and influences, assesses the writer's overarching significance, and includes sources for further research. Dickson-Carr addresses the influence of a variety of literary movements, critical theories, and publishers of African American work. Topics discussed include the Black Arts Movement, African American postmodernism, feminism, and the influence of hip-hop, the blues, and jazz on African American novelists. In tracing these developments, Dickson-Carr examines the multitude of ways authors have portrayed the diverse experiences of African Americans. The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction situates African American fiction in the social, political, and cultural contexts of post-Civil Rights era America: the drug epidemics of the 1980s and 1990s and the concomitant "war on drugs," the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, the struggle for gay rights, feminism, the rise of HIV/AIDS, and racism's continuing effects on African American communities. Dickson-Carr also discusses the debates and controversies regarding the role of literature in African American life. The volume concludes with an extensive annotated bibliography of African American fiction and criticism.
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The Utne Reader

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Underground press publications

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The British Invasion

From the First Wave to the New Wave

Author: Nicholas Schaffner

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 316

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Traces the history of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks and Who, provides profiles of other British rock groups and performers, and lists hit singles and albums
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Books West Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Publishers and publishing

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The New Yorker

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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Mailer

His Life and Times

Author: Peter Manso

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416562869

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 766

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An authorized narrative profile of the late iconic writer and political figure draws on the insights of forefront twentieth-century contemporaries, including George Plimpton, William F. Buckley Jr., and Allen Ginsburg to assess his private life and public achievements. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

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The Last Sultan

The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun

Author: Robert Greenfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439198629

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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The Last Sultan is the definitive biography of a man who changed popular culture throughout the world. As the founder and head of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun signed and/or recorded many of the greatest musical artists of all time, among them Ruth Brown; Big Joe Turner; Ray Charles; Bobby Darin; Sonny and Cher; Eric Clapton; Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Led Zeppelin; the Rolling Stones; Bette Midler; and Kid Rock. Working alongside his older brother, Nesuhi, one of the preeminent jazz producers of all time, and the legendary Jerry Wexler, who produced great soul artists like Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, and Aretha Franklin, Ertegun transformed Atlantic Records from a small independent record label into a hugely profitable multinational corporation. In successive generations, he also served as a mentor to record-business tyros like Phil Spector, David Geffen, and Lyor Cohen. Brilliant, cultured, and irreverent, Ertegun was as renowned for his incredible sense of personal style and nonstop A-list social life as his work in the studio. Born into great privilege as the son of a high-ranking Turkish diplomat during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, Ertegun spent his life bringing the black-roots music he loved to the world. A larger-than-life figure, always hip, Ertegun lived in the grand manner but was never happier than when he found himself in some down-and-out joint listening to music late at night. Blessed with impeccable taste and brilliant business acumen, he brought rock ’n’ roll into the mainstream while creating the music that became the sound track for the lives of multiple generations. With supporting characters like Steve Ross, Henry Kissinger, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jann Wenner, and a host of others, The Last Sultan is the fascinating story of a man who always lived by his own rules.
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Magazine of International Design

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Industrial design

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The New Republic

Author: Herbert David Croly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political science

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