Deconstructing Sammy

Deconstructing Sammy
Author: Matt Birkbeck
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2008-09-16
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106019376919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deconstructing Sammy Book Review:

Documents an investigation into the illicit life of the entertainment icon to explain his descent into poverty, in an account that offers insight into his alleged connections to the mob and scandalous rumors about his personal life. 100,000 first printing.

Focus On 100 Most Popular Vaudeville Performers

Focus On  100 Most Popular Vaudeville Performers
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Focus On 100 Most Popular American Male Musical Theatre Actors

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Male Musical Theatre Actors
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Focus On 100 Most Popular Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

Focus On  100 Most Popular Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Focus On 100 Most Popular American Male Soap Opera Actors

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Male Soap Opera Actors
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Deconstructing Sammy

Deconstructing Sammy
Author: Matt Birkbeck
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN 10: 0061982415
ISBN 13: 9780061982415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deconstructing Sammy Book Review:

Sammy Davis Jr. lived a storied life. Adored by millions over a six-decade-long career, he was considered an entertainment icon and a national treasure. But despite lifetime earnings that topped $50 million, Sammy died in 1990 near bankruptcy. His estate was declared insolvent, and there was no possibility of itever using Sammy's name or likeness again. It was as if Sammy had never existed. Years later his wife, Altovise, a once-vivacious woman and heir to one of the greatest entertainment legacies of the twentieth century, was living in poverty, and with nowhere else to go, she turned to a former federal prosecutor, Albert "Sonny" Murray, to make one last attempt to resolve Sammy's debts, restore his estate, and revive his legacy. For seven years Sonny probed Sammy's life to understand how someone of great notoriety and wealth could have lost everything, and in the process he came to understand Sammy as a man whose complexity makes for a riveting work of celebrity biography as cultural history. Matt Birkbeck's serious work of investigative journalism unveils the extraordinary story of an international celebrity at the center of a confluence of entertainment, politics, and organized crime, and shows how even Sammy's outsized talent couldn't save him from himself.

Focus On 100 Most Popular American Impressionists Entertainers

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Impressionists  Entertainers
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sinatra

Sinatra
Author: James Kaplan
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 979
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0307946932
ISBN 13: 9780307946935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sinatra Book Review:

Presents a behind-the-scenes examination of the life and career of the legendary performer that offers insight into his prolific accomplishments, multidimensional character, and complex relationships.

The Quiet Don

The Quiet Don
Author: Matt Birkbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 1101618264
ISBN 13: 9781101618264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quiet Don Book Review:

To what extent was Rosario “Russell” Bufalino involved in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa in 1975? In the CIA’s recruitment of gangsters to assassinate Fidel Castro? In organizing the historic meeting of crime chieftains in 1957? Even in the production of The Godfather movie? A uniquely American saga that spans six decades, The Quiet Don follows Russell Bufalino’s remarkably quiet ascent from Sicilian immigrant to mob soldier to a man described by a United States Senate subcommittee in 1964 as “one of the most ruthless and powerful leaders of the Mafia in the United States.” Secretive—even reclusive—Russell Bufalino quietly built his organized crime empire in the decades between Prohibition and the Carter presidency. His reach extended far beyond the coal country of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and quaint Amish farms near Lancaster. Bufalino had a hand in global, national, and local politics of the largest American cities, many of its major industries, and controlled the powerful Teamsters Union. His influence also reached the highest levels of Pennsylvania government and halls of Congress, and his legacy left a culture of corruption that continues to this day. INCLUDES PHOTOS

The Artistic Activism of Elombe Brath

The Artistic Activism of Elombe Brath
Author: Thomas Aiello
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2021-10-15
ISBN 10: 1496835387
ISBN 13: 9781496835383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Artistic Activism of Elombe Brath Book Review:

In 1963, at the height of the southern civil rights movement, Cecil Brathwaite (1936–2014), under the pseudonym Cecil Elombe Brath, published a satire of Black leaders entitled Color Us Cullud! The American Negro Leadership Official Coloring Book. The book pillories a variety of Black leaders—from political figures like Adam Clayton Powell and Whitney Young to civil rights activists like Martin Luther King, Bayard Rustin, and John Lewis, and even entertainers like Sammy Davis Jr., Lena Horne, and Dick Gregory—critiquing the inauthenticity of movement leaders while urging a more radical approach to Black activism. Despite the strong illustrations and unique commentary presented in the coloring book, it has virtually disappeared from histories of the movement. The Artistic Activism of Elombe Brath restores the coloring book and its creator to a place of prominence in the historiography of the Black left. It begins with an analysis of Brath’s influences, describing his life and work including his development as a Black nationalist thinker and Black satirist. This volume includes Brath’s early works—illustrations for DownBeat magazine and Beat Jokes, Bop Humor, & Cool Cartoons—as well as the full run of his comic strip “Congressman Carter and Beat Nick Jackson” from the New York Citizen-Call and a complete edition of Color Us Cullud! itself. These illustrations are followed by annotations that frame and contextualize each of the coloring book’s entries. The book closes with selections from Brath’s art and political thinking via archival material and samples of his written work. Ultimately, this volume captures and restores a unique perspective on the civil rights movement often omitted from the historiography but vital to understanding its full scope.

Ink

Ink
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000125076053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry

Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry
Author: Keith Hatschek,Veronica A. Wells
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2018-09-15
ISBN 10: 1538111446
ISBN 13: 9781538111444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry Book Review:

Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important artists, managers, companies, industry terminology and significant trade associations.

A Beautiful Child

A Beautiful Child
Author: Matt Birkbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2005-08-02
ISBN 10: 144062366X
ISBN 13: 9781440623660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Beautiful Child Book Review:

THE INSPIRATION FOR THE NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY GIRL IN THE PICTURE Sharon Marshall was a brilliant and beautiful student whose future was filled with promise—until her murderous, fugitive father drew her into a lifetime of deception that became one of the most baffling cases in the annals of American true crime. A student at Forest Park High School near Atlanta, Georgia, popular blonde-haired Sharon Marshall was at the top of her class. Serving as a Lt. Colonel in the ROTC, she earned a full scholarship to Georgia Tech University to study aerospace engineering. She was the ultimate girl next door, sweet, generous, and well-adjusted. But Sharon had disturbing secrets so shocking and unique, they took more than a decade to unravel... This is the horrifying true story of a mysterious young woman caught in the violent web of the murderous fugitive she called her father—and a heartrending testament to the profound courage and perseverance of one woman trapped in the grip of extreme evil.

A Deadly Secret

A Deadly Secret
Author: Matt Birkbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-03-30
ISBN 10: 110198743X
ISBN 13: 9781101987438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Even as he awaits trial, accused murderer Robert Durst can’t seem to stay out of the headlines. The subject of the HBO documentary The Jinx and the upcoming Lifetime movie The Lost Wife of Robert Durst, his story is as captivating as it is horrifying. Here, from the first reporter to access Durst’s NYPD files, is the authoritative account of a decades-long criminal odyssey—the very book found in Durst’s own apartment when it was searched by police. When medical student Kathie Durst vanished in 1982, she was married to Robert Durst, son of a New York real estate magnate. Kathie’s friends had reason to implicate her husband. They told police that Kathie lived in terror of Robert, and that she had uncovered incriminating financial evidence about him. But Durst’s secrets went even deeper. For decades, Kathie’s disappearance remained a mystery. Then in 2001, Durst, an heir to an empire valued at two billion dollars, was arrested for shoplifting in Pennsylvania. When the police brought him in, they discovered that he was a suspect in the murder of Texas drifter Morris Black, whose dismembered remains were found floating in Galveston Bay, and that Durst was also wanted for questioning in the killing of his friend, Susan Burman, in Los Angeles. Based on interviews with family, friends, and acquaintances of Durst, law enforcement, and others involved in the case, A Deadly Secret is a cross-country odyssey of stolen IDs and multiple identities that raises baffling questions about one of the country’s most prominent families—and one of its most elusive suspected killers. Includes additional material not in the original Berkley edition and eight pages of photographs

African Americans in the Performing Arts

African Americans in the Performing Arts
Author: Steven Otfinoski
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 143812855X
ISBN 13: 9781438128559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Americans in the Performing Arts Book Review:

Provides short biographies of African Americans who have contributed to the performing arts.

Miss I don t give a sh t

 Miss  I don   t give a sh t
Author: Adele Bates
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2021-09-01
ISBN 10: 1529776066
ISBN 13: 9781529776065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miss I don t give a sh t Book Review:

Do you want to be an inspiring teacher for everyone you teach, even the trickier cherubs in your class? Or maybe you just want to get through a lesson without a desk flying at you or a blazer being set alight? In this down-to-earth book Adele Bates shares practical approaches, strategies and tips from the classroom on how to help pupils with behavioural needs thrive with their education. Packed full of real-life classroom scenarios, student voice and relevant theory, every chapter offers an Action Box helping you to implement these strategies – next lesson, next week and long term. From relationship building and teaching self-regulation, to fostering inclusivity, paying attention to your own self-care and schoolwide approaches, Adele Bates unpicks some of the most difficult aspects of being a teacher and empowers you to grow as a confident classroom professional.

Louis Armstrong Duke Ellington and Miles Davis

Louis Armstrong  Duke Ellington  and Miles Davis
Author: Aaron Lefkovitz
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2018-06-20
ISBN 10: 1498567525
ISBN 13: 9781498567527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Louis Armstrong Duke Ellington and Miles Davis Book Review:

This book examines Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis as distinctively global symbols of threatening and nonthreatening black masculinity. It centers them in debates over U.S. cultural exceptionalism, noting how they have been part of the definition of jazz as a jingoistic and exclusively American form of popular culture.

Deconstructing Ethnography

Deconstructing Ethnography
Author: Graham Button,Andy Crabtree,Mark Rouncefield,Peter Tolmie
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2015-10-15
ISBN 10: 3319219545
ISBN 13: 9783319219547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deconstructing Ethnography Book Review:

This book aims to deconstruct ethnography to alert systems designers, and other stakeholders, to the issues presented by new approaches that move beyond the studies of ‘work’ and ‘work practice’ within the social sciences (in particular anthropology and sociology). The theoretical and methodological apparatus of the social sciences distort the social and cultural world as lived in and understood by ordinary members, whose common-sense understandings shape the actual milieu into which systems are placed and used. In Deconstructing Ethnography the authors show how ‘new’ calls are returning systems design to ‘old’ and problematic ways of understanding the social. They argue that systems design can be appropriately grounded in the social through the ordinary methods that members use to order their actions and interactions. This work is written for post-graduate students and researchers alike, as well as design practitioners who have an interest in bringing the social to bear on design in a systematic rather than a piecemeal way. This is not a ‘how to’ book, but instead elaborates the foundations upon which the social can be systematically built into the design of ubiquitous and interactive systems.

Deconstructing Gender in Carnival

Deconstructing Gender in Carnival
Author: Valeria Sterzi
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2015-07-31
ISBN 10: 3839413486
ISBN 13: 9783839413487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deconstructing Gender in Carnival Book Review:

This book explores the complexity of the dialectic relationship between ritual-like activities and social structure; focusing on women's increasing presence in Trinidad Carnival and the ways in which their participation becomes part of the conflict over the efforts to change the basic distribution of power within society. Femininity comes forward in Caribbean carnival as the sexualized body that unmasks power relations which are simultaneously affirmed and denied. Giving attention to the ideological process through which gender relations are constructed, this event is analysed in relation to economic, political, and social factors, as well as a consequence of the changes caused by the cultural clash of colonial and postcolonial society.

Deconstructing Major League Baseball 1991 2004

Deconstructing Major League Baseball  1991 2004
Author: William Darby
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2006-09-15
ISBN 10: 0786425377
ISBN 13: 9780786425372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deconstructing Major League Baseball 1991 2004 Book Review:

"Covering a decade and a half, this work scrutinizes statistics from both leagues and proves how useful and straightforward numerical rankings can be. It examines pitching, offense, defense, managers, acquisitions, and longevity and competition based on t