Louisiana Rambles

Author: Ian McNulty
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1604739479
Format: PDF, Docs
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"McNulty delivers an inimitable take on Cajun and Creole Louisiana--the siren call of zydeco dancehalls pulsing in the country darkness; of crawfish "boiling points" and traditional country smokehouses; of Cajun jam sessions, where even wallflowers are compelled to dance; of equine gambits in the cradle of jockeys; and of fishing trips where anyone can land impressive catches. In south Louisiana, distilled European heritage, the African American experience, and modern southern exuberance mix with tumultuous history and fantastically fecund natural environments. The territories McNulty opens to the reader are arguably the nation's most exotic and culturally distinct destinations"--Page 4 of cover.

Pop Culture Places An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture 3 volumes

Author: Gladys L. Knight
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313398836
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This three-volume reference set explores the history, relevance, and significance of pop culture locations in the United States—places that have captured the imagination of the American people and reflect the diversity of the nation. • Enables readers to perceive how their lives have been influenced by everyday places in the past, from centuries ago to the modern era • Provides unique and enlightening insights through a comprehensive overview of the history, contemporary perspectives, and pop culture influences of places across America • Spotlights historic locations central to films, television, music, and daily life to teach students about American history and culture through topics that interest them

African American Folklore An Encyclopedia for Students

Author: Anand Prahlad
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610699300
Format: PDF, Docs
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African American folklore dates back 240 years and has had a significant impact on American culture from the slavery period to the modern day. This encyclopedia provides accessible entries on key elements of this long history, including folklore originally derived from African cultures that have survived here and those that originated in the United States. • Offers the most comprehensive compilation of resources on African American folklore, in the forms of bibliographical citations, lists of websites, and lists of cultural centers • Demonstrates the importance of black folklore to the development of American culture • Contains a unique collection of entries on black folk traditions • Documents the historical, aesthetic influence of African culture on African American folklore

James Lee Burke

Author: Laurence W. Mazzeno
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476662819
Format: PDF, Kindle
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James Lee Burke is an acclaimed writer of crime novels in which protagonists battle low-life thugs who commit violent crimes and corporate executives who exploit the powerless. He is best known for his Dave Robicheaux series, set in New Orleans and the surrounding bayou country. With characters inspired by his own family, Burke uses the mystery genre to explore the nature of evil and an individual's responsibility to friends, family and society at large. This companion to his works provides a commentary on all of the characters, settings, events and themes in his novels and short stories, along with a critical discussion of his writing style, technique and literary devices. Glossaries describe the people and places and define unfamiliar terms. Selected interviews provide background information on both the writer and his stories.

A Season of Night

Author: Ian McNulty
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604733228
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For many months after Hurricane Katrina, life in New Orleans meant negotiating streets strewn with debris and patrolled by the United States Army. Most of the city was without power. Emptied and ruined houses, businesses, schools, and churches stretched for miles through once thriving neighborhoods. Almost immediately, however, die-hard New Orleanians began a homeward journey. A travelogue through this surreal landscape, A Season of Night: New Orleans Life after Katrina offers a deeply intimate, firsthand account of that homecoming. After the floodwaters drained, author Ian McNulty returned to live on the second floor of his wrecked house without electricity or neighbors. For months his sanity was writing this book on a laptop by candlelight. By turns haunting, inspiring, and darkly comic, this memoir offers a behind-the-headlines story of resilience and renewal. From bittersweet camaraderie in the wreckage to depression and violent rampages in the lawless night to the first flickers of cultural revival and the explosive joy of a post-Katrina Mardi Gras, A Season of Night delivers an unprecedented tale from the wounded but always enthralling Crescent City. Learn more about the book and its author at http://www.seasonofnight.com/

EONA Drachentochter

Author: Alison Goodman
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641129214
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Die Macht eines Drachen, die Seele eines Mädchens, das Herz eines Helden Seit Jahrhunderten herrschen sie neben dem Kaiser über das Reich: die Drachenaugen, Auserwählte der magischen Drachen und Träger ihrer Macht. Eona träumt davon, eine von ihnen zu sein, schließlich hat sie die seltene Gabe, die Drachen in ihrer wahren Gestalt zu sehen. Aber Mädchen und Frauen ist es unter Todesstrafe verboten, Magie zu wirken. Als Eona sich als Junge verkleidet in die Auswahlzeremonie schmuggelt, geschieht das Unglaubliche: Der lange verschollene Spiegeldrache erwählt sie zu seiner magischen Novizin. Doch ihr Geheimnis blieb nicht unentdeckt ...

Lonely Planet Reisef hrer San Francisco

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Publisher: Mair Dumont DE
ISBN: 3575445583
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Lonely Planet E-Book San Francisco Lonely Planet E-Books sind besonders praktisch für unterwegs und sparen Gewicht im Reisegepäck! E-Book basiert auf: 1. Auflage 2018 Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Autoren geben sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Und auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Für jedes Reiseziel gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten und einem Farbkapitel zu den Top-Highlights. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben, liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen und macht Lust auf Land und Leute. Ob Backpacker, Pauschalreisender oder 5-Sterne-Tourist - mit dem Lonely Planet im auf dem Tablet oder Smartphone sind Sie bestens gerüstet. Tipp: Erstellen Sie Ihren persönlichen Reiseplan durch Lesezeichen und Notizen... und durchsuchen Sie das E-Book mit der praktischen Volltextsuche!