The Big Rock Candy Mountain

Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 0525435409
Pages : 674 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (525 users)

Download or read book The Big Rock Candy Mountain written by Wallace Stegner and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2017-11-28 with total page 674 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bo Mason, his wife, Elsa, and their two boys live a transient life of poverty and despair. Drifing from town to town and from state to state, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks outhis fortune--in the hotel business, on new farmland, and, eventually, in illegal rum-running through the threacherous back roads of the American Northwest. Bo chases after the promise of the American dream through Minnesota, the Dakotas, Saskatchewan, Montana, Utah and Nevada, but ultimately there is no escaping the devastating reach of the Depression and his own ruinous fate. In this affecting narrative, a defining masterpiece by the "dean of Western writers" (The New York Times), Wallace Stegner portrays more than three decades in the life of the Mason family as they struggle to survivle during the lean years of the early twentieth century. With an introduction by Robert Stone.

Big Rock Candy Mountains

Publisher : Capstone
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ISBN : 1632905051
Pages : 25 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (632 users)

Download or read book Big Rock Candy Mountains written by Drew Temperante and published by Capstone. This book was released on 2016 with total page 25 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This traditional song from the Great Depression describes good times. Revised for children.

Big Rock at Candy's Mountain

Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
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ISBN : 9780871298423
Pages : 116 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (298 users)

Download or read book Big Rock at Candy's Mountain written by David Rogers and published by Dramatic Publishing. This book was released on 1970 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Nowhere in America

Publisher : University of Illinois Press
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ISBN : 9780252017179
Pages : 188 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (17 users)

Download or read book Nowhere in America written by Hal Rammel and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A magical tour through the imaginary terrain of the comic imagination as revealed in children's lore, literature, folktales, travel lies, film comedies, cartoons, comic books, and folksongs. With 14 bandw illustrations. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Rock Candy Mountain #1

Publisher : Image Comics
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Pages : 24 pages
Rating Book: 4.F/5 ( users)

Download or read book Rock Candy Mountain #1 written by Kyle Starks and published by Image Comics. This book was released on 2017-04-05 with total page 24 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: SERIES PREMIERE Eisner-nominated comic creator, KYLE STARKS (SEXCASTLE), would like to invite you to enter the magical world of hobos. The world's toughest hobo is searching through post-World War II America for the mythological Rock Candy Mountain, and he's going to have to fight his way to get there. Lots of hobo fights. So many hobo fights. A new action-comedy series full of high action, epic stakes, magic, friendships, trains, punching, kicking, joking, a ton of hobo nonsense, and the Literal Devil. Yeah. The Literal Devil.

"Haywire Mac" and the "Big Rock Candy Mountain"

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Pages : 88 pages
Rating Book: 4.B/5 (3 users)

Download or read book "Haywire Mac" and the "Big Rock Candy Mountain" written by Henry Young and published by . This book was released on 1981 with total page 88 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Big Rock Candy Mountain

Publisher : Mondo Pub
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ISBN : 9781593360627
Pages : 32 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (36 users)

Download or read book The Big Rock Candy Mountain written by and published by Mondo Pub. This book was released on 2004 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pa, Ma, and their children take a trip to the Big Rock Candy Mountain, with its lollipop trees, chocolate fountains, and friendly bears wearing crazy socks. Music arrangement by Kathy Boyd and Mark Gensman on last page.

Big Rock Candy Town

Publisher : Trafford Publishing
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ISBN : 1412014263
Pages : 302 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (412 users)

Download or read book Big Rock Candy Town written by Pegeen Brennan and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2004 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Big Rock Candy Town is the story of two sisters who arrive from Ontario to live with their father and his new wife and family in the small mining town of Fernie, in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia. But it is also - or perhaps more so - the story of Fernie itself in the 1950s, told from various points of view, which unfolds in the lives of immigrants from all parts of the world who seek in the Rockies the fulfillment of their dreams.

The Big Rock Candy Mountain

Publisher : United Nations Univ
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Pages : 36 pages
Rating Book: 4.B/5 ( users)

Download or read book The Big Rock Candy Mountain written by Kimon Valaskakis and published by United Nations Univ. This book was released on 1980 with total page 36 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Americana Song Reader

Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN : 9780789001504
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (1 users)

Download or read book The Americana Song Reader written by William Emmett Studwell and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Studwell has struck gold again! Providing a heterogenous mixture of songs that mirrors the diversity of the United States and its culture, The Americana Song Reader is an entertaining and informative collection of over 130 historical essays on various American and foreign songs that have had a significant impact on U.S. popular culture. The essays give you basic historical data on the work, refer to any related or affiliated works, and touch upon the cultural context of its creation and popular usage in the United States. Presented in an offbeat, somewhat irreverent, yet scholarly style, the author has once again compiled a reference book that is fun to read. In addition to presenting information useful for reference, The Americana Song Reader contains anecdotes, ironic sidelights, poetry, and allusions to parodies. For ease of use, the book is divided into several sections. These sections, with some representative songs listed, include: Dancing Songs: “After the Ball,” “The Hokey Pokey,” “Sleeping Beauty Waltz” Marching Songs: “March of the Toys,” “When the Saints Go Marching In” Rural and Western Songs: “The Big Rock Candy Mountain,” “Jessie James,” “The Streets of Laredo” Songs That Excite or Amuse: “An American in Paris,” “1812 Overture,” “The Sidewalks of New York” Songs That Soothe or Bring Tears: “Beautiful Dreamer,” “I'm Always Chasing Rainbows,” “My Wild Irish Rose” Children's Songs: “Hansel and Gretel,” “Pop Goes the Weasel,” “Sing a Song of Sixpence” Circus Songs: “Barnum and Bailey's Favorite,” “Be a Clown,” “The Flying Trapeze” Drinking Songs: “Auld Lange Syne,” “Little Brown Jug,” “Ninety Nine Bottles of Beer” College Songs: “Iowa Corn Song,” “Notre Dame Victory Song,” “The Whiffenpoof Song” Song title index and author/group index Whether the music comes from New York City, remote rural areas of the South or West, or from Vienna or Paris, all music having some sort of impact on the lives of everyday Americans is in a very true way part of Americana. In The Americana Song Reader, you'll see the songs both as small pieces of the American culture puzzle and, collectively, as a large segment of the music of the country. This newest addition to William Studwell's collection of song readers will delight the general public, musicians, and librarians.

Folksinger's Wordbook

Publisher : Oak Publications
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ISBN : 1783234601
Pages : 432 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (783 users)

Download or read book Folksinger's Wordbook written by Oak Publications and published by Oak Publications. This book was released on 1973-01-01 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A first-rate collection of words to more than 1,000 songs, loosely categorised as folk songs...grouped by general themes and indexed by title. Lyrics and guitar chords.

Songs of the Great American West

Publisher : Courier Corporation
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ISBN : 0486287041
Pages : 353 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (486 users)

Download or read book Songs of the Great American West written by Irwin Silber and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 1995-01-01 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents ninety-two songs of the American West, each with lyrics, a vocal score, simple piano arrangements, and chord symbols, and includes historical notes and commentaries, and over one hundred period illustrations.

Melody Sheet Music Lyrics Midi

Publisher : Richard Hewlett
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Pages : 827 pages
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Download or read book Melody Sheet Music Lyrics Midi written by Richard Hewlett and published by Richard Hewlett. This book was released on 2014-09-04 with total page 827 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Great Machines

Publisher : University of Iowa Press
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ISBN : 9780877455509
Pages : 276 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (455 users)

Download or read book The Great Machines written by Robert Hedin and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here, for the first time, is a feast for anyone who has ever been beguiled by the trains that formerly thrummed through the landscapes of our lives. This entertaining and evocative anthology presents the amazing variety of poems and songs written about the American railroad in the last century and a half. Comprised of selections from both oral and written traditions, the volume celebrates the historical and cultural significance of this marvel of engineering skills. Hedin's anthology allows all readers, from the most avid railroad buff to anyone who has fond memories of train travel, to enjoy the romance of trains.

Acoustic Music Source Book

Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
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ISBN : 1619110997
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (619 users)

Download or read book Acoustic Music Source Book written by RICHARD L. MATTESON, JR. and published by Mel Bay Publications. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bill Bay asked me to write a follow up book to my last book, "The Bluegrass Pickers Tune Book (20233). If you like Bluegrass music (232 songs) I'd recommend getting that book to add to your collection. the focus of this book, the Acoustic Source Book is on roots and old-time music. the book is focused on the time period from late 1800's until 1940's. There are a few songs from the Bluegrass Book that were too important to be left out. I decided not to use any patriotic and Christmas songs and came up with a list of about 400 songs which eventually was cut down to over 200. During the late 1800's and early 1900's there was an important evolution in American music; the birth of jazz, ragtime, and blues. This was also the period of the phonograph and early commercial recordings. Music from the Minstrel period as well as traditional songs were used as staple for the roots musicians. In the early 1900's there were rags, blues, gospel, Tin-Pan Alley, jug band, spiritual, old-time country and popular songs. I've tried to include some of the well-known songs from every genre to give you a big slice of Americana. There are some great songs that are popular roots, bluegrass and old-time songs today that have never been published. There are also great songs that are not well known that should be played and enjoyed.Richard Matteson with Kara Pleasants Wildwood Flower http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO9Xde2bdwA Paul & Silas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv5Tmaff9HQ Meet Me By the Moonlight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gwzCZfnG64 Scarborough Fair http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grbxMlz_DlI Water is Wide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-hZkxWs8gs Richard Matteson with Jessica KasterBarbara Allen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX6PE80W4Pw In the Pines http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtOL9Id5TW4 Hop Along Peter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5kAzSQ__rU Ain't Gonna Lay my Armor Down http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsBYRuT2_FU

The Unexamined Orwell

Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN : 0292748973
Pages : 416 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (292 users)

Download or read book The Unexamined Orwell written by John Rodden and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2012-08-17 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A reflection on Orwell-as-idea that “outlines some of the misconceptions and misuses of the Orwell name” (Modern Fiction Studies). The year 1984 is just a memory, but the catchwords of George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four still routinely pepper public discussions of topics ranging from government surveillance and privacy invasion to language corruption and bureaucratese. Orwell’s work pervades the cultural imagination, while others of his literary generation are long forgotten. Exploring this astonishing afterlife has become the scholarly vocation of John Rodden, who is now the leading authority on the reception, impact, and reinvention of George Orwell—the man and writer—as well as of “Orwell” the cultural icon and historical talisman. In The Unexamined Orwell, Rodden delves into dimensions of Orwell’s life and legacy that have escaped the critical glare. He discusses how several leading American intellectuals have earned the title of Orwell’s “successor,” including Lionel Trilling, Dwight Macdonald, Irving Howe, Christopher Hitchens, and John Lukacs. He then turns to Germany and focuses on the role and relevance of Nineteen Eighty-Four in the now-defunct communist nation of East Germany. Rodden also addresses myths that have grown up around Orwell’s life, including his “more than half-legendary” encounter with Ernest Hemingway in liberated Paris in March 1945, and analyzes literary issues such as his utopian sensibility and his prose style. Finally, Rodden poses the endlessly debated question, “What would George Orwell do?” and speculates about how the prophet of Nineteen Eighty-Four would have reacted to world events. In so doing, Rodden shows how our responses to this question reveal much about our culture’s ongoing need to reappropriate “Orwell.”

Slaves Tell Tales

Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN : 1400842158
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (4 users)

Download or read book Slaves Tell Tales written by Sara Forsdyke and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2012-07-22 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most studies of ancient Greek politics focus on formal institutions such as the political assembly and the law courts, and overlook the role that informal social practices played in the regulation of the political order. Sara Forsdyke argues, by contrast, that various forms of popular culture in ancient Greece--including festival revelry, oral storytelling, and popular forms of justice--were a vital medium for political expression and played an important role in the negotiation of relations between elites and masses, as well as masters and slaves, in the Greek city-states. Although these forms of social life are only poorly attested in the sources, Forsdyke suggests that Greek literature reveals traces of popular culture that can be further illuminated by comparison with later historical periods. By looking beyond institutional contexts, moreover, Forsdyke recovers the ways that groups that were excluded from the formal political sphere--especially women and slaves--participated in the process by which society was ordered. Forsdyke begins each chapter with an apparently marginal incident in Greek history--the worship of a dead slave by masters on Chios, the naming of Sicyon's civic divisions after lowly animals such as pigs and asses, and the riding of an adulteress on a donkey through the streets of Cyme--and shows how these episodes demonstrate the significance of informal social practices and discourses in the regulation and reproduction of the social order. The result is an original, fascinating, and enlightening new perspective on politics and popular culture in ancient Greece.