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Harlem Shuffle

Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher : Doubleday
Release : 2021-09-14
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780385545143

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From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s. "Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked..." To his customers and neighbors on 125th street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably priced furniture, making a decent life for himself and his family. He and his wife Elizabeth are expecting their second child, and if her parents on Striver's Row don't approve of him or their cramped apartment across from the subway tracks, it's still home. Few people know he descends from a line of uptown hoods and crooks, and that his façade of normalcy has more than a few cracks in it. Cracks that are getting bigger all the time. Cash is tight, especially with all those installment-plan sofas, so if his cousin Freddie occasionally drops off the odd ring or necklace, Ray doesn't ask where it comes from. He knows a discreet jeweler downtown who doesn't ask questions, either. Then Freddie falls in with a crew who plan to rob the Hotel Theresa—the "Waldorf of Harlem"—and volunteers Ray's services as the fence. The heist doesn't go as planned; they rarely do. Now Ray has a new clientele, one made up of shady cops, vicious local gangsters, two-bit pornographers, and other assorted Harlem lowlifes. Thus begins the internal tussle between Ray the striver and Ray the crook. As Ray navigates this double life, he begins to see who actually pulls the strings in Harlem. Can Ray avoid getting killed, save his cousin, and grab his share of the big score, all while maintaining his reputation as the go-to source for all your quality home furniture needs? Harlem Shuffle's ingenious story plays out in a beautifully recreated New York City of the early 1960s. It's a family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, a social novel about race and power, and ultimately a love letter to Harlem. But mostly, it's a joy to read, another dazzling novel from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Colson Whitehead.

The Intuitionist

Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2012-05-23
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307819963

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Book The Intuitionist Description/Summary:

This debut novel by the two time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read It is a time of calamity in a major metropolitan city's Department of Elevator Inspectors, and Lila Mae Watson, the first black female elevator inspector in the history of the department, is at the center of it. There are two warring factions within the department: the Empiricists, who work by the book and dutifully check for striations on the winch cable and such; and the Intuitionists, who are simply able to enter the elevator cab in question, meditate, and intuit any defects. Lila Mae is an Intuitionist and, it just so happens, has the highest accuracy rate in the entire department. But when an elevator in a new city building goes into total freefall on Lila Mae's watch, chaos ensues. It's an election year in the Elevator Guild, and the good-old-boy Empiricists would love nothing more than to assign the blame to an Intuitionist. But Lila Mae is never wrong. The sudden appearance of excerpts from the lost notebooks of Intuitionism's founder, James Fulton, has also caused quite a stir. The notebooks describe Fulton's work on the "black box," a perfect elevator that could reinvent the city as radically as the first passenger elevator did when patented by Elisha Otis in the nineteenth century. When Lila Mae goes underground to investigate the crash, she becomes involved in the search for the portions of the notebooks that are still missing and uncovers a secret that will change her life forever. Look for Colson Whitehead’s new novel, Harlem Shuffle, coming this September!

The Intuitionist

Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2000
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780385493000

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As two factions at the Department of Elevator Inspectors--the Empiricists and the Intuitionists--wage war on each other, Intuitionist Lila Mae, the first black elevator inspector, faces bedlam when an elevator freefalls on her watch and the mysterious notebooks from the founder of Intuitionism suddenly appear. Reprint.

The Intuitionist

Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2017-05-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780708898482

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Book The Intuitionist Description/Summary:

Verticality, architectural and social, is at the heart of Colson Whitehead's first novel that takes place in an unnamed high-rise city that combines twenty-first-century engineering feats with nineteenth-century pork-barrel politics. Elevators are the technological expression of the vertical ideal, and Lila Mae Watson, the city's first black female elevator inspector, is its embattled token of upward mobility.When Number Eleven of the newly completed Fanny Briggs Memorial Building goes into deadly free-fall just hours after Lila Mae has signed off on it, using the controversial 'Intuitionist' method of ascertaining elevator safety, both Intuitionists and Empiricists recognize the set-up, but may be willing to let Lila Mae take the fall in an election year. As Lila Mae strives to exonerate herself in this urgent adventure full of government spies, underworld hit men, and seductive double agents, behind the action, always, is the Idea. Lila Mae's quest is mysteriously entwined with existence of heretofore lost writings by James Fulton, father of Intuitionism, a giant of vertical thought. If she is able to find and reveal his plan for the perfect, next-generation elevator, the city as it now exists may instantly become obsolescent.

Harlem Shuffle

Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 9100191086

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Book Harlem Shuffle Description/Summary:

För kunderna och grannarna på 125:e gatan är Carney en hederlig möbelförsäljare, som gör sitt bästa för att försörja sig själv och sin familj. Han och hans fru Elizabeth väntar sitt andra barn, och om hennes uppåtsträvande föräldrar inte gillar honom eller deras trånga lägenhet bredvid tunnelbanespåren, känns det ändå hemma. Men få människor känner till Carneys släktband till det skumma övre Manhattan, och att hans normala fasad har mer än ett fåtal sprickor. Sprickor som blir hela tiden blir större.Harlem Shuffle är en genialt konstruerad berättelse som utspelar sig i det tidiga 1960-talets Harlem. Det är en familjehistoria maskerad som deckare, men också en samhällsroman om rasism och makt, och i sista hand ett kärleksbrev till Harlem.

Harlem Shuffle

Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2021-09-14
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780708899458

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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD (Now a major Amazon Prime TV show) 'Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked...' To his customers and neighbors on 125th street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably-priced furniture, making a life for himself and his family. He and his wife Elizabeth are expecting their second child, and if her parents on Striver's Row don't approve of him or their cramped apartment across from the subway tracks, it's still home. Few people know he descends from a line of uptown hoods and crooks, and that his façade of normalcy has more than a few cracks in it. Cracks that are getting bigger and bigger all the time. See, cash is tight, especially with all those instalment plan sofas, so if his cousin Freddie occasionally drops off the odd ring or necklace at the furniture store, Ray doesn't see the need to ask where it comes from. He knows a discreet jeweller downtown who also doesn't ask questions. Then Freddie falls in with a crew who plan to rob the Hotel Theresa - the 'Waldorf of Harlem' - and volunteers Ray's services as the fence. The heist doesn't go as planned; they rarely do, after all. Now Ray has to cater to a new clientele, one made up of shady cops on the take, vicious minions of the local crime lord, and numerous other Harlem lowlifes. Thus begins the internal tussle between Ray the striver and Ray the crook. As Ray navigates this double life, he starts to see the truth about who actually pulls the strings in Harlem. Can Ray avoid getting killed, save his cousin, and grab his share of the big score, all while maintaining his reputation as the go-to source for all your quality home furniture needs? Harlem Shuffle is driven by an ingeniously intricate plot that plays out in a beautifully recreated Harlem of the early 1960s. It's a family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, a social novel about race and power, and ultimately a love letter to Harlem.

Harlem Shuffle?

Author : Ines Meyer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : OCLC:895921716

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A View from the Backstep Part 1:

Author : J. Kearney
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-08-06
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 9798665006482

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Book A View from the Backstep Part 1: Description/Summary:

This ISN'T about me. This isn't my story. It's a chronicle of an earlier era in the FDNY and of those who worked during that era, in an area covered by the 5th, 6th & 7th Divisions of that day, an area that included Harlem and the South Bronx.I've tried to be as honest as possible, as that and earlier eras need to be defended today. Rules were bent, but the job got done and done extremely well. The members were highly professional about the work, but irreverent about everything else. An internal Unit discipline was enforced by a relentless peer pressure.Firehouse humor was intensely politically incorrect, but it was a time when people of different backgrounds, with differing views came together to do a difficult, dangerous, often thankless job. This is an accounting of those very memorable times and the many amazing firefighters who worked them.

The Noble Hustle

Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher : Anchor Books
Release : 2015
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780345804334

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Book The Noble Hustle Description/Summary:

In 2011, Grantland magazine gave novelist Coloson Whitehaead $10,000 to play at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Whitehead brilliantly details his progress, both literal and existential, through the event's antes and turns, through its gritty moments of calculation, hope, and spectacle. -- back cover.

Chester Himes

Author : James Sallis
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2002-09-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780802776396

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Book Chester Himes Description/Summary:

A fascinating biography of crime writer Chester Himes chronicles his colorful personal life, from his youth as a petty criminal and prison experiences to his rise to success as an acclaimed poet, critic, and novelist, and his extraordinary literary work. Reprint.

Shuffle Along

Author : Flournoy Miller,Aubrey Lyles,Noble Sissle
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-07-25
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1515232484

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Book Shuffle Along Description/Summary:

Complete libretto to the 1921 ground breaking musical. One of the most significant musicals of the 20th Century, "Shuffle Along" was a rarity, written, produced, and acted wholly by African Americans. For the first time racially diverse audiences celebrated the uniqueness of this musical together. While the New York Times praised Eubie Blake "swinging and infectious score," it panned the rest of the production "as extremely crude-in writing, playing and direction." That didn't matter. New Yorkers, including George Gershwin and Fanny Brice, flocked to it and it soon became the most popular production of the season with record breaking sales. Its influences were felt throughout the 1920s when "Shuffle Along" type musicals became all the vogue.

John Henry Days

Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2009-06-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307486677

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From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys Colson Whitehead’s triumphant novel is on one level a multifaceted retelling of the story of John Henry, the black steel-driver who died outracing a machine designed to replace him. On another level it’s the story of a disaffected, middle-aged black journalist on a mission to set a record for junketeering who attends the annual John Henry Days festival. It is also a high-velocity thrill ride through the tunnel where American legend gives way to American pop culture, replete with p. r. flacks, stamp collectors, blues men , and turn-of-the-century song pluggers. John Henry Days is an acrobatic, intellectually dazzling, and laugh-out-loud funny book that will be read and talked about for years to come. Look for Colson Whitehead’s new novel, Harlem Shuffle, coming this September!

All Music Guide to Soul

Author : Vladimir Bogdanov
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Release : 2003
Category : Music
ISBN : 0879307447

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Book All Music Guide to Soul Description/Summary:

With informative biographies, essays, and "music maps, " this book is the ultimate guide to the best recordings in rhythm and blues. 20 charts.

The Last Witchfinder

Author : James Morrow
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2006-03-14
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780060821791

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Book The Last Witchfinder Description/Summary:

Horrified by the execution of her beloved Aunt Isobel, unjustly convicted as a witch, young Jennet Stearne, the daughter of an eighteenth-century English witchfinder, takes it upon herself to bring down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act, inspired by a cryptic letter from Isaac Newton, taking on the Salem Witch Court, Algonquin Indian captors, her young lover Ben Franklin, and others in the process. 30,000 first printing.

Carolina Beach Music

Author : Rick Simmons
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2011-04-29
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781614231806

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Book Carolina Beach Music Description/Summary:

Just as the dances of Beach Music have their twists and turns, so too do the stories behind the hits made popular in shag haunts from Atlantic Beach to Ocean Drive and the Myrtle Beach Pavilion. In Carolina Beach Music, local author and Beach Music enthusiast Rick Simmons draws on first-hand accounts from the legendary performers and people behind the music. Simmons reveals the true meaning behind "Oogum Boogum," uncovers just what sparked a fistfight between Ernie K. Doe and Benny Spellman at the recording session of "Te-Ta-Te-Te-Ta-Ta," and examines hundreds of other true events that shaped the sounds of Beach Music.

Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia

Author : Rick Simmons
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2018-08-08
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781476667676

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Book Carolina Beach Music Encyclopedia Description/Summary:

While rock groups such as the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean defined the beach music of Southern California during the 1960s, a different, R&B influenced sound could be heard along South Carolina's Grand Strand. Drawing on extensive research and exclusive interviews, this richly illustrated reference work covers the music, songwriters and performers who contributed to the genre of classic Carolina beach music from 1940 to 1980. Detailed entries tell the stories behind nearly 500 classic recordings, with release dates, label information, chart performance and biographical background on more than 200 artists.

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

Author : Cary D. Wintz,Paul Finkelman
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-12-06
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781135455361

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Book Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance Description/Summary:

From the music of Louis Armstrong to the portraits by Beauford Delaney, the writings of Langston Hughes to the debut of the musical Show Boat, the Harlem Renaissance is one of the most significant developments in African-American history in the twentieth century. The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, in two-volumes and over 635 entries, is the first comprehensive compilation of information on all aspects of this creative, dynamic period. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedi a of Harlem Renaissance website.

Naturally Tan

Author : Tan France
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2019-06-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781250208828

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Book Naturally Tan Description/Summary:

A USA Today Hottest Book of the Summer for 2019! A Best Nonfiction Book for 2019 in Woman's Day! One of Hello Giggles's "Most Anticipated Books of 2019 to Add to Your Reading List"! “Just when I thought I knew everything about Tan, he hits me with this. His story is so heartwarming, and wickedly funny.” —Antoni Porowski In this heartfelt, funny, and touching memoir, one of the stars of Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning smash-hit Queer Eye reveals how an Englishman raised in a traditionally religious home became a fashion icon—and the first openly gay, South Asian man on television—simply by being Naturally Tan. In this heartfelt, funny, touching memoir, Tan France tells his origin story for the first time. With his trademark wit, humor, and radical compassion, Tan reveals what it was like to grow up gay in a traditional South Asian family, as one of the few people of color in South Yorkshire, England. He illuminates his winding journey of coming of age, finding his voice (and style!), and marrying the love of his life—a Mormon cowboy from Salt Lake City. From one of the stars of Netflix’s runaway hit show Queer Eye, Naturally Tan is so much more than fashion dos and don’ts—though of course Tan can’t resist steering everyone away from bootcut jeans! Full of candid observations about U.S. and U.K. cultural differences, what he sees when you slide into his DMs, celebrity encounters, and the behind-the-scenes realities of “reality TV,” Naturally Tan gives us Tan’s unique perspective on the happiness to be found in being yourself. In Tan's own words, “The book is meant to spread joy, personal acceptance, and most of all understanding. Each of us is living our own private journey, and the more we know about each other, the healthier and happier the world will be.”

According to the Rolling Stones

Author : Mick Jagger,Keith Richards,Charlie Watts,Ron Wood
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2003
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0811840603

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Book According to the Rolling Stones Description/Summary:

Members of the band offer an inside chronicle of their careers as musicians, songwriters, performers, and colleagues, discussing the evolution of their music and their lives.