Life of an Ex College Bandsman

Author: Jaxon Grant
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537628653
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Zach has a void in his life and desperately wants out of New York. Is this void dire enough to force Zach away from Dray? Both parties are harboring secrets, so turbulent times are on the horizon. Zach and Dray have been together for nearly eight years, but will this partnership make it through the next two months? To the outside world Dwight is living the perfect life. He has a wife, three kids and a house with a white picket fence. But once you step inside the Taylor household, you'll quickly discover things are not always what they appear. Over the next two months, Dwight will make some choices that will impact him-and his family-forever. Tony and Raidon are relocating. TJ isn't happy about his parent's decision, but this move will bring three special people into his life that ultimately shows just how small the world really is. In the seventh book of an eleven book series, seven years have passed since we've last seen the gang of friends and the groundwork is laid for the epic conclusion to this series. And in an amazing twist, Jaxon Grant incorporates a storyline from a previous series that makes everything come full circle. The mix of new and old characters are guaranteed to leave you wanting more, but will also prove that nobody's perfect.

Life of a College Bandsman

Author: Jaxon Grant
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781512362510
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Meet Zach. He's young, smart, ambitious, energetic and sexy. After graduating high school, he heads to college with dreams of joining his favorite marching band, the Florida A&M University Marching '100'. His world changes the day he steps on FAMU's campus. During his first semester at FAMU, Zach creates unbreakable bonds with select band mates that help shape the rest of his life. While Zach builds a secret relationship with a top ranking band leader, there is only one dude he really wants, but can't have. As a result, the two build a close-knit friendship that raises questions about their sexualities within the band. In balancing his new love life-in addition to class, the issues with his mother and the stress of band practice-he also deals with hazing, theft and a band director who does everything possible to make Zach's life a living hell. Will Zach achieve his dream of joining this world famous marching band, or will he give into the pressure and quit? Will he overcome all the obstacles thrown his way and make it through the season? Will he make the final cut? Jaxon Grant, the author of the "Crimes of the Heart" and "Incidental Contact" trilogies, pens a coming of age tale, not just about band but the story of life. You'll see these characters grow from college freshmen to men with families, and all the drama there within, as the Bandsman series spans fifteen years. In the first entry, join Zach and the crew as they lay the foundation for an epic eleven book series that you'll never forget.

Freedom by the Sword

Author: William A. Dobak
Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office
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The Civil War changed the United States in many ways--economic, political, and social. Of these changes, none was more important than Emancipation. Besides freeing nearly 4 million slaves, it brought agricultural wage labor to a reluctant South and gave a vote to black adult males in the former slave states. It also offered former slaves of both sexes new opportunities in education and property ownership. Just as striking were the effects of the war on the United States Army. From late 1862 to the spring of 1865, the federal government accepted more than 180,000 black men as soldiers, something it had never done before on such a scale. Known collectively as the United States Colored Troops and organized in segregated regiments led by white officers, some of these soldiers guarded army posts along major rivers; others fought Confederate raiders to protect Union supply trains; and still others took part in major operations like the siege of Petersburg and the battle of Nashville. After the war, many of the black regiments garrisoned the former Confederacy to enforce federal Reconstruction policy. Freedom by the Sword tells the story of these soldiers' recruitment, organization, and service. Because of the book's broad focus on every theater of the war and its concentration on what black soldiers actually contributed to Union victory, this volume stands alone among histories of the U.S. Colored Troops.

Billboard

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Tales Before Narnia

Author: Douglas A. Anderson
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345504437
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In his acclaimed collection Tales Before Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson illuminated the sources, inspirations, and influences that fired J.R.R. Tolkien’s genius. Now Anderson turns his attention to Tolkien’s colleague and friend C. S. Lewis, whose influence on modern fantasy, through his beloved Narnia books, is second only to Tolkien’s own. In many ways, Lewis’s influence has been even wider than Tolkien’s. For in addition to the Narnia series, Lewis wrote groundbreaking works of science fiction, urban fantasy, and religious allegory, and he came to be regarded as among the most important Christian writers of the twentieth century. It will come as no surprise, then, that such a wide-ranging talent drew inspiration from a variety of sources. Here are twenty of the tributaries that fed Lewis’s unique talent, among them: “The Wood That Time Forgot: The Enchanted Wood,” taken from a never-before-published fantasy by Lewis’s biographer and friend, Roger Lancelyn Green, that directly inspired The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; E. Nesbit’s charming “The Aunt and Amabel,” in which a young girl enters another world by means of a wardrobe; “The Snow Queen,” by Hans Christian Andersen, featuring the abduction of a young boy by a woman as cruel as she is beautiful; and many more, including works by Charles Dickens, Kenneth Grahame, G. K. Chesterton, and George MacDonald, of whom Lewis would write, “I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master.” Full of fascinating insights into Lewis’s life and fiction, Tales Before Narnia is the kind of book that will be treasured by children and adults alike and passed down lovingly from generation to generation. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs

Author: Matthew Dicks
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466886323
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Caroline Jacobs has lost herself. She's a wife, mother (to a tattooed teenage daughter she avoids), Sears Portrait Studio photographer, and wimp. Asserting herself, taking the reins, or facing life head-on are not in her repertoire. So when Caroline suddenly cracks and screams "Fuck you!" at the PTA president, she is shocked. So is her husband. So is the PTA president. So is everyone. But Caroline soon realizes the true cause of her outburst can be traced back to something that happened to her as a teenager, a scarring betrayal by her best friend Emily. This act changed Caroline's life forever. So, with a little bit of bravery flowing through her veins, Caroline decides to go back to her home town and confront Emily. She busts her daughter Polly out of school, and the two set off to deliver the perfect comeback, which is twenty-five years in the making. But nothing goes as planned. Long buried secrets begin to rise to the surface, and Caroline will have to face much more than one old, bad best friend. A heartwarming story told with Matthew Dicks' signature wit, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs is a deceptively simple novel about the ways in which our childhood experiences reverberate through our lives, and the bravery of one woman trying to change her life and finds true understanding of her daughter, and herself, along the way.

A Window in the Dark

Author: Dymphna Cusack
Publisher: National Library Australia
ISBN: 0642105146
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Autobiographical account of the inter-world-war years spent by novelist Cusack (author of TCome in Spinner') teaching in country New South Wales. The editor, compiler of the TBibliography of Australian Women's Literature', includes an extensive commentary on and bibliography of Cusack.