In the Path of the Storms

Bayou La Batre, Coden, and the Alabama Coast

Author: Frye Gaillard,Sheila Hagler,Peggy Denniston

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817355049

Category: History

Page: 127

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"In the Path of the Storms" is touching and heroic portrait of two Alabama Gulf Coast communities.

Velva Jean Learns to Drive

Book 1 in the Velva Jean series

Author: Jennifer Niven

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101057797

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Holding Up the Universe and All the Bright Places (soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning), a spellbinding debut about ill-fated love—and what it means to grow up. “A touching read, funny and wise, like a crazy blend of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, a less morose Flannery O’Connor, and maybe a shot of Hank Williams . . . Niven makes some memorable moon-spun magic in her rich fiction debut.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) Like All the Bright Places, hailed as a “charming love story about [an] unlikely and endearing pair” (New York Times Book Review), Jennifer Niven's debut novel is a big-hearted story about the struggle to find happiness. Velva Jean's mother urged her to "live out there in the great wide world,” and growing up in Appalachia in the years before World War II, Velva Jean dreams of becoming a big-time singer in Nashville. Then she falls in love with Harley Bright, a handsome juvenile delinquent turned revival preacher. As their tumultuous love story unfolds, Velva Jean must choose between keeping her hard-won home and pursuing her dream of singing in the Grand Ole Opry. From the Trade Paperback edition.

This Storm

Author: James Ellroy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409023230

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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From 'one of the great American writers of our time' (Los Angeles Times Book Review) – a brilliant historical crime novel, a pulse-pounding, as-it-happens narrative that unfolds in Los Angeles and Mexico in the wake in Pearl Harbor. January, ’42. L.A. reels behind the shock of Pearl Harbor. Local Japanese are rounded up and slammed behind bars. Massive thunderstorms hit the city. A body is unearthed in Griffith Park. The cops tag it a routine dead-man job. They’re wrong. It’s an early-warning signal of Chaos. There’s a murderous fire and a gold heist, exploding out of the past. There’s Fifth Column treason – at this moment, on American soil. There are homegrown Nazis, commies and race racketeers. There’s two dead cops in a dive off the jazz-club strip. And three men and one woman have a hot date with History. Elmer Jackson is a corrupt Vice cop. He’s a flesh peddler and a bagman for the L.A. Chief of Police. Hideo Ashida is a crime-lab whiz, lashed by anti-Japanese rage. Dudley Smith is a PD hardnose working Army Intelligence. He’s gone rogue and gone all-the-way fascist. Joan Conville was born rogue. She’s a defrocked Navy lieutenant and a war profiteer to her core. L.A., ’42. Homefront madness ascendant. Early-wartime inferno – This Storm is James Ellroy’s most audacious novel yet. It is by turns savage, tender, elegiac. It lays bare and celebrates crazed Americans of all stripes.

Cape of Storms

Author: Nina Nikolaevna Berberova

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811214162

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Three sisters, Dasha, Sonia, and Zai, who were born in Russia but displaced by the Revolution, begin a new life in Paris.

Jean-Philippe Rameau

His Life and Work

Author: Cuthbert Girdlestone

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486262000

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 631

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Definitive, full-scale biography and critical study of great 18th-century composer. Rameau's life and times, influence on Gluck, acoustic and harmonic theories, other topics, plus full treatment of great operas and ballets. Over 300 musical examples.


My Life with Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac

Author: Carol Ann Harris

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569764999

Category: Music

Page: 400

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A consummate insider as the girlfriend of Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist, Carol Ann Harris leads fans into the very heart of the band’s storms between 1976 and 1984. From interactions between the band and other stars—Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, and Dennis Wilson—to the chaotic animosity between band members, this memoir combines the sensational account of some of the world’s most famous musicians with a thrilling love story. Illustrated with never-before-seen photographs, the parties, fights, drug use, shenanigans, and sex lives of Fleetwood Mac are presented in intimate detail. With the exception of one brief interview, Carol Ann Harris has never before spoken about her time with Fleetwood Mac.

Storms and Dreams

Louis de Bougainville : Soldier, Explorer, Statesman

Author: John Dunmore

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 0908988575

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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Louis-Antoine Comte de Bougainville (1729-1811) is best known for his circumnavigation of the globe from 1766 to 1769. Throughout a long and distinguished life, however, he participated in many of the turning points of world history: the fall of French Canada, the birth of the United States, the opening of the Pacific, the French revolution and the Revolutionary Wars, the crowning of Napoleon and the modernisation of France. Bougainville was also a witty and charming courtier, becoming one of Napoleon’s senators. A true Man of the Enlightenment, he was gifted in navigation, seamanship, soldiering, mathematics, longitude and latitude – many of the arts that made his age one of most productive and creative in modern history.John Dunmore, a distinguished historian and an expert in French Pacific exploration, brings the man and his era to life in this vivid and elegantly written biography – the first such life of Bougainville to appear for 25 years.