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|Editor||: Silver Dolphin Books|
Dust off your cowboy boots and learn all about the history of country music! From Dolly Parton to Johnny Cash, from Carrie Underwood to Garth Brooks—country music has been the soul that shaped a generation. Line dance along with the greats in this delightful baby book that introduces little ones to the buckaroos that started it all! Parental Advisory: May cause toddlers to start wearing ten-gallon hats.
|Author||: Kristina M. Jacobsen|
|Editor||: UNC Press Books|
In this ethnography of Navajo (Diné) popular music culture, Kristina M. Jacobsen examines questions of Indigenous identity and performance by focusing on the surprising and vibrant Navajo country music scene. Through multiple first-person accounts, Jacobsen illuminates country music’s connections to the Indigenous politics of language and belonging, examining through the lens of music both the politics of difference and many internal distinctions Diné make among themselves and their fellow Navajo citizens. As the second largest tribe in the United States, the Navajo have often been portrayed as a singular and monolithic entity. Using her experience as a singer, lap steel player, and Navajo language learner, Jacobsen challenges this notion, showing the ways Navajos distinguish themselves from one another through musical taste, linguistic abilities, geographic location, physical appearance, degree of Navajo or Indian blood, and class affiliations. By linking cultural anthropology to ethnomusicology, linguistic anthropology, and critical Indigenous studies, Jacobsen shows how Navajo poetics and politics offer important insights into the politics of Indigeneity in Native North America, highlighting the complex ways that identities are negotiated in multiple, often contradictory, spheres.
|Author||: J.L. Carr|
|Editor||: New York Review of Books|
In J. L. Carr’s deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summer, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter’s depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life. But summer ends, and with the work done, Birkin must leave. Now, long after, as he reflects on the passage of time and the power of art, he finds in his memories some consolation for all that has been lost.
|Author||: Patrick Taylor|
|Editor||: Forge Books|
An Irish Country Welcome is a charming entry in Patrick Taylor's internationally bestselling Irish Country series. In the close-knit Northern Irish village of Ballybucklebo, it’s said that a new baby brings its own welcome. Young doctor Barry Laverty and his wife Sue are anxiously awaiting their first child, but as the community itself prepares to welcome a new decade, the closing months of the 1960s bring more than a televised moon landing to Barry, his friends, his neighbors, and his patients, including a number of sticky questions. A fledgling doctor joins the practice as a trainee, but will the very upper-class Sebastian Carson be a good fit for the rough and tumble of Irish country life? And as sectarian tensions rise elsewhere in Ulster, can a Protestant man marry the Catholic woman he dearly loves, despite his father’s opposition? And who exactly is going to win the award for the best dandelion wine at this year’s Harvest Festival? But while Barry and Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly and their fellow physicians deal with everything from brain surgery to a tractor accident to a difficult pregnancy, there’s still time to share the comforting joys and pleasures of this very special place: fly-fishing, boat races, and even the town’s very first talent competition! Welcome back to Ballybucklebo, as vividly brought to life by a master storyteller. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
|Author||: John Storey,Martha Storey|
|Editor||: Storey Publishing|
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
|Author||: Helen Simonson|
|Editor||: A&C Black|
Major Ernest Pettigrew is perfectly content to lead a quiet life in the sleepy village of Edgecombe St Mary, away from the meddling of the locals and his overbearing son. But when his brother dies, the Major finds himself seeking companionship with the village shopkeeper, Mrs Ali. Drawn together by a love of books and the loss of their partners, they are soon forced to contend with irate relatives and gossiping villagers. The perfect gentleman, but the most unlikely hero, the Major must ask himself what matters most: family obligation, tradition or love? Funny, comforting and heart-warming, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand proves that sometimes, against all odds, life does give you a second chance.
|Author||: Michel Henry Bouchet,Ephraim Clark,Bertrand Groslambert|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
One of the few books on the subject, Country Risk Assessment combines the theoretical and practical tools for managing international country risk exposure. – Offers a comprehensive discussion of the specific mechanisms that apply to country risk assessment. – Discusses various techniques associated with global investment strategy. – Presents and analyses the various sources of country risk. – Provides an in depth coverage of information sources and country risk service providers. – Gives techniques for forecasting country financial crises. – Includes practical examples and case studies. – Provides a comprehensive review of all existing methods including the techniques on the cutting–edge Market Based Approaches such as KMV, CreditMetrics, CountryMetrics and CreditRisk+.
|Author||: Hue-Tam Ho Tai|
|Editor||: Univ of California Press|
"Hue-Tam Ho Tai's masterful collection of essays that explore how the past is being remade in contemporary Vietnam constitutes a welcome addition to the study of the larger problem of engineering memory, especially in political cultures where the identity of the nation-state is in a considerable state of flux . . .. This book also suggests that the 'commemorative fever' that is sweeping Vietnam is about more than Vietnam's history. It also has a great deal to do with the problems premodern cultures presented to those who promoted the creation of contemporary states. In this regard both Vietnam and this book offer all scholars of nationalism and remembering in the West a fascinating perspective on their own nations."—John Bodnar, Chancellors' Professor of History at Indiana University, from the Foreword
|Author||: Julian Fellowes|
|Editor||: Hachette UK|
Some documents are discovered that threaten the future of more than one family. Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is a story in 11 episodes published week by week in the tradition of Charles Dickens. Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. The story behind the secret will be revealed in weekly bite-sized installments complete with twists and turns and cliff-hanger endings. Set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's now legendary ball, one family's life will change forever . . .
|Author||: Mina Toksoz|
|Editor||: Profile Books|
Country risk explains the things that can go wrong when business is conducted across borders. It's not just multinational companies, with factories worldwide and complex operations, that need to understand sudden changes in business conditions. These can affect any small firm that may be looking to expand sales abroad or work with a foreign supplier. The 2008-09 global financial crisis and the Arab Spring showed us how quickly, and dramatically, business conditions in any country can worsen and spread. But a thorough understanding and careful management of country risk will help a company survive a crisis, and even open up new opportunities. This Guide to Country Risk explains: - What risks foreign investors face, and how to measure and manage them in a systematic way. - Why political and economic shocks are so hard to predict. - Where economies are vulnerable and how existing risk models spot (or miss) signs of impending disaster. - The typical bad habits of managers who ignore the warning signs - How and where the next crisis will emerge.
|Author||: Hal Leonard Corp.|
|Editor||: Hal Leonard Corporation|
(Fake Book). Country gets real in this new collection in the Real Book series featuring over 275 country favorites presented in the "Real Book" look with lead sheets and lyrics. Songs include: Act Naturally * All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming over Tonight * Always on My Mind * Amazed * Beer for My Horses * Before He Cheats * Bless the Broken Road * Blue Moon of Kentucky * Boot Scootin' Boogie * A Boy Named Sue * Breathe * City of New Orleans * Coal Miner's Daughter * Could I Have This Dance * Coward of the County * Crazy * Delta Dawn * The Devil Went down to Georgia * Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue * Elvira * Family Tradition * Folsom Prison Blues * Forever and Ever, Amen * Friends in Low Places * The Gambler * Gentle on My Mind * God Bless the U.S.A. * Help Me Make It Through the Night * Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares) * Hey, Good Lookin' * I Hope You Dance * (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden * I Will Always Love You * I've Got a Tiger by the Tail * Islands in the Stream * Jackson * Jambalaya (On the Bayou) * King of the Road * Live like You Were Dying * Lucille * Mama Tried * Mean * On the Road Again * Redneck Woman * Ring of Fire * Rocky Top * She Believes in Me * Southern Nights * Stand by Your Man * There's a Tear in My Beer * When You Say Nothing at All * Your Cheatin' Heart * and more.
|Author||: Joe Abercrombie|
"Abercrombie writes fantasy like no one else." - The Guardian They burned her home. They stole her brother and sister. But vengeance is following. Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she's not a woman to flinch from what needs doing. She sets off in pursuit with only a pair of oxen and her cowardly old step father Lamb for company. But it turns out Lamb's buried a bloody past of his own. And out in the lawless Far Country the past never stays buried. Their journey will take them across the barren plains to a frontier town gripped by gold fever, through feud, duel and massacre, high into the unmapped mountains to a reckoning with the Ghosts. Even worse, it will force them into an alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune, and his feckless lawyer Temple, two men no one should ever have to trust . . . RED COUNTRY takes place in the same world as the First Law trilogy, Best Served Cold, andThe Heroes. This novel also represents the return of Logen Ninefingers, one of Abercrombie's most beloved characters. First Law Trilogy The Blade Itself Before They Are Hanged Last Argument of Kings Novels in the First Law world Best Served Cold The Heroes Red Country
|Author||: Louise Erdrich|
|Editor||: National Geographic Books|
The critically acclaimed author of Love Medicine describes her evocative odyssey back to the islands of her ancestors in southern Ontario, offering a compelling portrait of Ojibwe language, culture, spirits, traditions, and art as she visits centuries-old rock paintings and recalls her own family and contemporary life.
|Author||: James Baldwin|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
Published in 1962, this is an emotionally intense novel of love, hatred, race and liberal America in the 1960s. Set in Greenwhich Village, Harlem and France, ANOTHER COUNTRY tells the story of the suicide of jazz-musician Rufus Scott and the friends who search for an understanding of his life and death, discovering uncomfortable truths about themselves along the way.
|Author||: International Monetary Fund|
|Editor||: International Monetary Fund|
This note develops a definition of a new category of countries (Low Income Developing Countries (acronym: LIDCs)) that can be deployed to (a) facilitate enhanced coverage of low income country issues in the Fund’s flagship products and (b) serve as a standardized definition of the “low income country” universe in staff analytical work.1 While use of the proposed definition in analytical work would be encouraged, it would not be required.
|Author||: Melissa Albert|
|Editor||: Flatiron Books|
The New York Times bestselling sequel to Melissa Albert’s beloved The Hazel Wood! In The Night Country, Alice Proserpine dives back into a menacing, mesmerizing world of dark fairy tales and hidden doors of The Hazel Wood. Follow her and Ellery Finch as they learn The Hazel Wood was just the beginning, and that worlds die not with a whimper, but a bang. With Finch’s help, Alice escaped the Hinterland and her reclusive grandmother’s dark legacy. Now she and the rest of the dregs of the fairy tale world have washed up in New York City, where Alice is trying to make a new, unmagical life. But something is stalking the Hinterland’s survivors—and she suspects their deaths may have a darker purpose. Meanwhile, in the winking out world of the Hinterland, Finch seeks his own adventure, and—if he can find it—a way back home... Don’t miss Tales from the Hinterland, coming January 12, 2021!
|Author||: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Commerce, Consumer, and Monetary Affairs Subcommittee|