Fifteen original essays by eminent personalities in public life, journalism, economics, and the arts, written to honor the ninetieth birthday of one of the world's most famous economists The wide array of contributors to this celebratory volume reflects the richly varied life of John Kenneth Galbraith -- professor of economics and writer, public servant and ambassador, eminent collector of Indian art, and head of a gifted family. Each contributor writes from his or her own highly individual perspective, whether informed by politics, journalism, economics, academe, art -- or just as a good friend. Some of the essays are anecdotal and humorous; others, more serious, show how Galbraith's ideas have influenced the contributors; yet others underscore the contribution his ideas have made to a better understanding of the world by us all. Galbraith is himself present through a collection of his memorable aphorisms compiled as the closing chapter to the book -- not least in his thoughts on writing and the publishing business. The contributors include Derek Bok, Carlos Fuentes, Peter Galbraith, Katharine Graham, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Robert Reich, and Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Food writer Kara Zuaro knows a lot of musicians, and she's found they all share one obsession (besides music, of course): eating. Whether they're on the tour bus reminiscing about meals past or at home in their own kitchens, they've all got favorite recipes -- and they're willing to share. This uniquely irresistible cookbook collects contributions from more than 100 artists, including indie icons like the Violent Femmes, Belle & Sebastian, and They Might Be Giants; current favorites like Franz Ferdinand and My Morning Jacket; and up-and-coming acts like Catfish Haven and Voxtrot. Some recipes are inspired by a particular song in the band's repertoire, others are taken from real-life experience. Each one bears the often quirky stamp of its source -- while these are thoroughly tested, cook-from-me recipes, Zuaro has left the musicians wording and instructions intact, which makes for a collection that's as much fun to read as it is to use. Paperback: 272 pages. Publisher: Hyperion (April 24, 2007). Language: English.
Written in the 1850s by a runaway slave, The Bondswoman's narrative is both an
historically important literary event and a gripping autobiographical novel in
its own right.When her master is betrothed to a woman who conceals a tragic
secret, Hannah Crafts, a young slave on a wealthy North Carolina plantation,
runs away in a bid for her freedom up North. Pursued by slave hunters,
imprisoned by a mysterious and cruel captor, held by sympathetic strangers, and
forced to serve a demanding new mistress, she finally makes her way to freedom
in New Jersey. Quite possibly the only novel written by a runaway slave,
The Bondwoman's Narrative is a provocative literary landmark and a significant
historical event that will captivate a diverse audience by, Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Editor). Hardcover: 416 pages. Publisher: Warner Books; First Edition, edition (April 2, 2002), Language: English.
Art in America, in its glowing tribute to the world's best-loved art expert,
cheers the "genuine passion Sister Wendy brings to her commentary" and her
"rhapsodic descriptions." Here this British nun, whose public television series
and books have introduced millions to the pleasures of art, combines her
interest in the Muses of classical mythology with her appreciation for fine
porcelain-in a lovely little paean to the patron goddesses of the arts.
The nine Muses and their protector, Apollo, are shown as fine porcelain pieces,
and the text notes the qualities that make them the unique guardians of
inspiration. Radiating Sister Wendy's infectious enthusiasm on every page and
revealing her personal reflections on the complexities of human nature, this
unique mythology book-the only volume in print devoted exclusively to these
classical Greek sources of inspiration-is an inexpensive delight.
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (November 1, 2000)
Brimming with enthusiasm and bursting with fun, You Deserve a Happy Birthday is
the perfect personal gift for a cherished friend. With its vibrant color palette, fanciful illustrations, and lively text, this gift book from Jenna
DeAngeles is sure to win the hearts of gift and book buyers alike. DeAngeles has
a knack for coming up with me-to-you messages that are both sincere and sincerely clever, like, "You appreciate staring at the stars and running through the sprinkler. You know that the number of birthdays you've had has nothing to
do with how old you are." Everyone deserves to feel special on her birthday,
and You Deserve a Happy Birthday is one gift that is guaranteed to make the
recipient feel loved and appreciated. Hardcover: 80 pages. Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC. Publication date: 7/16/2013.
Richard Rodgers was an icon of the musical theatre, a prolific composer whose career spanned six decades and who wrote more than 1000 songs and 40 shows for
the American stage. In this book, Geoffrey Block examines Rodgers's entire career, providing rich details about the creation, staging, and critical reception of some of his most popular musicals. Block traces Rodgers's musical
education, early work, and the development of his musical and dramatic language.
He focuses on two shows by Rodgers and Hart ("A Connecticut Yankee" and "The Boys from Syracuse") and two by Rodgers and Hammerstein ("South Pacific" and "Cinderella"), offering new insights into each one. He concludes with the first serious look at the five neglected and often maligned musicals that Rodgers composed in the 1960s and 1970s, after the death of Hammerstein. Series: Yale Broadway Masters Series. Hardcover: 336 pages. Publisher: Yale University Press; 1St Edition edition (November 1, 2003). Language: English.
From writer, critic, and popular cultural icon bell hooks comes a seductive portrait of passion in fifty soul-stirring poems. "When Angels Speak of Love" heralds the debut of a major new poet: bell hooks. World renowned for her courageous, provocative intellectual writing and her alluring charisma, hooks poetically engages the erotic imagination -- creating a tapestry of words that are sensual, lush, and profoundly inspiring. In this beautiful new collection, hooks illuminates our experiences with love -- tracing the link between seduction and surrender; the intensity of desire; and the anguish of death.
Hardcover: 112 pages. Publisher: Atria Books; 1st Atria Books Hardcover Ed edition (February 6, 2007.) Language: English.
Christmas time means glittering, colorful decorations--and what could be more fun than decorating with mosaics. Using shiny paper and sequins, or even starting with a plain potato, kids can make window decorations, festive greeting cards, gift tags, and a glittering angel mobile. Still another of Sarah Kelly's easy-to-follow art projects transforms an ordinary glass jar into a night-light holder to enhance the glow of a Christmas candle. Thirteen full-scale templates
make it easy for boys and girls to construct all these things, as well as create bright Christmas gift wrapping, shimmering tree ornaments, and more.
Age Range: 8 and up. Grade Level: 3 and up. Paperback: 48 pages. Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (September 2001). Language: English.
Zina Garrison took the mostly white tennis world by storm, climbing to number
four in singles rankings and earning millions in prize money. In this intimate
account of her life, she shares the ups and downs of her experiences as a
professional athlete, including the glory of Wimbledon, the trials of a rocky
marriage, her battle with bulimia, and the difficulty of losing her mother.
Throughout her struggles, disappointments, and triumphs, she maintains the
determination and inner strength that made her a champion. Paperback: 150 pages
Publisher: Frog Books; 1St Edition edition (April 24, 2001.) Language: English.
The much-anticipated follow up to Joyce Tenneson's hugely successful Wise Women,
Amazing Men presents portraits of a wide cross-section of men aged 60 and over,
from varying professions, lifestyles, and geographic locations by Joyce Tenneson. Many are well-known figures - Tom Brokaw, Bill Cosby, Robert DeNiro, Ben Kingsley, B.B King, and Joe Torre - and many others are unsung heroes of the heart. These men, whose insights and experiences transcend the traditional male stereotypes reveals sensitivity and wisdom, inner power and humility. Quotations accompany the portraits, offering a wide range of reflections and revelations about the masculine image today. Hardcover: 128 pages. Publisher: Bulfinch (May 11, 2004). Language: English.
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