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Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke PDF
Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0593333306
Size: 61.65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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Pursuing a career as an arson investigator after a fire destroys her family's pizzeria, Reena Hale embarks on a relationship with Bo Goodnight and finds herself targeted by an arsonist who taunts her with threatening phone calls.

Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke PDF
Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0593333306
Size: 61.56 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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Pursuing a career as an arson investigator after a fire destroys her family's pizzeria, Reena Hale embarks on a relationship with Bo Goodnight and finds herself targeted by an arsonist who taunts her with threatening phone calls.

Thin Blue Smoke

Thin Blue Smoke PDF
Author: Doug Worgul
Publisher: Conundrum Press
ISBN: 1942280157
Size: 51.42 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 460
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This title is an epic American redemption tale about love and loss, hope and despair, God and whiskey, barbecue and the blues. LaVerne Williams is a ruined ex-big league ballplayer, an ex-felon with an attitude problem, and the owner of a barbecue joint he has to run. Ferguson Glen is an Episcopal priest, a fading literary star with a drinking problem, and a past he is running from. A.B. Clayton and Sammy Merzeti are two lost souls in need of love, understanding, and another cigarette. Hilarious and heart-rending, sacred and profane, this book marks the emergence of a vital new voice in American fiction.

Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke PDF
Author: Roger House
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807138090
Size: 12.92 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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A contemporary of blues greats Blind Blake, Tampa Red, and Papa Charlie Jackson, Chicago blues artist William "Big Bill" Broonzy influenced an array of postwar musicians, including Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, and J. B. Lenoir. In Blue Smoke, Roger House tells the extraordinary story of "Big Bill," a working-class bluesman whose circumstances offer a window into the dramatic social transformations faced by African Americans during the first half of the twentieth century. One in a family of twenty-one children and reared by sharecropper parents in Mississippi, Broonzy seemed destined to stay on the land. He moved to Arkansas to work as a sharecropper, preacher, and fiddle player, but the army drafted him during World War I. After his service abroad, Broonzy, like thousands of other black soldiers, returned to the racism and bleak economic prospects of the Jim Crow South and chose to move North to seek new opportunities. After learning to play the guitar, he performed at neighborhood parties in Chicago and in 1927 attracted the attention of Paramount Records, which released his first single, "House Rent Stomp," backed by "Big Bill's Blues." Over the following decades, Broonzy toured the United States and Europe. He released dozens of records but was never quite successful enough to give up working as a manual laborer. Many of his songs reflect this experience as a blue-collar worker, articulating the struggles, determination, and optimism of the urban black working class. Before his death in 1958, Broonzy finally achieved crossover success as a key player in the folk revival movement led by Pete Seeger and Alan Lomax, and as a blues ambassador to British musicians such as Lonnie Donegan and Eric Clapton. Weaving Broonzy's recordings, writings, and interviews into a compelling narrative of his life, Blue Smoke offers a comprehensive portrait of an artist recognized today as one of the most prolific and influential working-class blues musicians of the era.

Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke PDF
Author: Chris Bourke
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 177558027X
Size: 16.63 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Bringing to life the musical worlds of New Zealanders both at home and out on the town, this history chronicles the evolution of popular music in New Zealand during the 20th century. From the kiwi concert parties during World War I and the arrival of jazz to the rise of swing, country, the Hawaiian sound, and then rock’n’roll, this musical investigation brings to life the people, places, and sounds of a world that has disappeared and uncovers how music from the rest of the world was shaped by Maori and Pakeha New Zealanders into a melody, rhythm, and voice that made sense on these islands.

Blue Smoke And Mirrors

Blue Smoke and Mirrors PDF
Author: Jack Worthen Germond
Publisher: Viking Press
ISBN:
Size: 27.96 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 337
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Discusses the 1980 presidential election, examining campaign strategies and masterminds, political maneuvers, sophisticated media technology, primaries, issues and platforms, and more

Legendary Blue Smoke

Legendary Blue Smoke PDF
Author: Philip H Farber
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780986214004
Size: 14.30 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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With a world-vibrating whoosh, a vast saucer-shaped spaceship dipped down through the atmosphere, blotting out the afternoon sun. Ian turned and there she was: Jane, his wife who had passed away 15 years ago... Once upon a time people wore t-shirts that said "Ian is God." In this century, though, Ian Better, 1970s guitar god, is old, alone, and about to lose everything he owns. In order to reclaim his life, Ian has to reunite Blue Smoke, his legendary band, and play a few concerts. But then there were flying saucers and dead wives and everything tilted into mythic confusion. On tour in a world where gods, aliens, imaginary friends, dead relatives, and cartoon coyotes are part of everyday life, the aging members of Blue Smoke discover the government's secret archive, history's greatest pot farms, the Land of the Dead, a town without rock'n'roll, and the secrets of time travel. Legendary Blue Smoke is a crazy psychedelic trip through worlds both perplexing and profound. "Imagination, Insight and the Third I - Irreverence. Phil Farber serves as the hyphen between Science and Fantasy; the 'n' between Rock and Roll. Along with style and wit, the secret ingredient in his prose is magic galore." -Paul Krassner, author of Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in the Counterculture

Daughter Of Smoke Bone

Daughter of Smoke   Bone PDF
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316192147
Size: 32.46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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In a nation on the brink of war, a young art student's star-crossed love begins to bloom in the first book of the New York Times bestselling epic fantasy trilogy by award-winning author Laini Taylor. Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages -- not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. When one of the strangers -- beautiful, haunted Akiva -- fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

Spies In The Blue Smoke

Spies in the Blue Smoke PDF
Author: G. W. Hawkes
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826208231
Size: 32.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 140
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Thirteen stories deal with individuals confronted by fear, desire, racism, UFOs, and apocalyptic symbols in their private search for meaning

Blue Smoke And Murder

Blue Smoke and Murder PDF
Author: Elizabeth Lowell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061734175
Size: 71.79 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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Jill Breck was just doing her job as a river guide when she saved the life of Lane Faroe, son of two of St. Kilda Consulting's premier operators. But when a string of ominous events—including a mysterious fire that kills her great-aunt and a furor in the Western art world raised by a dozen Breck family paintings—culminates in a threat to her life, Jill reluctantly calls in a favor. Zach Balfour works part-time as a consultant for St. Kilda. His expertise is gathering and analyzing information from unlikely and often dangerous sources. Though he's got the skills to be a highly effective bodyguard, being a bullet catcher isn't his preferred way to spend time. Protecting Jill will take him into familiar territory—among a strange, savagely competitive bunch of collectors who'll do anything to stay at the top. But Jill is in deeper waters than she's ever known; as she soon discovers, the perils of running wild rivers are tame compared with the hidden dangers in the high-stakes game of art collecting. From the cozy rooms of the Breck homestead cabin to the cold multimillion-dollar galleries of the Western art circuit, Zach and Jill must race against time to unmask a ruthless killer hidden in a blue smoke of money, threats, lies, and death. . . .

Three Films

Three Films PDF
Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312423148
Size: 64.73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 375
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The screenplay also received an Independent Spirit Award in 1996." "Set in contemporary Brooklyn, Smoke directly inspired Blue in the Face, a largely improvised comedy shot in a total of six days. A film unlike any other, it stars Harvey Keitel, with featured performances by Roseanne, Lily Tomlin, Lou Reed, and Michael J. Fox."

Scooters

Scooters PDF
Author: Colin Shattuck
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 0972577637
Size: 55.66 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 144
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Hop on and take a wild ride into a growing American cultural phenomenon

Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke PDF
Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425278425
Size: 24.63 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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Pursuing a career as an arson investigator after a fire destroys her family's pizzeria, Reena Hale embarks on a relationship with Bo Goodnight and finds herself targeted by an arsonist who taunts her with threatening phone calls.

Smoke And Blue In The Face

Smoke and Blue in the Face PDF
Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Miramax Books
ISBN:
Size: 15.63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 290
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Sets forth the dialogue of two movies set against the background of contemporary Brooklyn and an interview with Paul Auster

Black Smoke

Black Smoke PDF
Author: Adrian Miller
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469662817
Size: 48.99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 328
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Across America, the pure love and popularity of barbecue cookery have gone through the roof. Prepared in one regional style or another, in the South and beyond, barbecue is one of the nation's most distinctive culinary arts. And people aren't just eating it; they're also reading books and articles and watching TV shows about it. But why is it, asks Adrian Miller—admitted 'cuehead and longtime certified barbecue judge—that in today's barbecue culture African Americans don't get much love? In Black Smoke, Miller chronicles how Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restauranteurs helped develop this cornerstone of American foodways and how they are coming into their own today. It's a smoke-filled story of Black perseverance, culinary innovation, and entrepreneurship. Though often pushed to the margins, African Americans have enriched a barbecue culture that has come to be embraced by all. Miller celebrates and restores the faces and stories of the men and women who have influenced this American cuisine. This beautifully illustrated chronicle also features 22 barbecue recipes collected just for this book.

I Feel So Good

I Feel So Good PDF
Author: Bob Riesman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226717453
Size: 31.83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 324
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Follows the life of musician Bill Broonzy who gained fame as a bluesman in 1930s Chicago.