From Amazon: ""Playing Erhu: Bridging the Gap" was written for English readers who are interested in learning how to play the erhu, but could not find any erhu instruction books in English. The book covers: Assembly of the erhu; Reading staff and jianpu notation; Fingering charts for all common keys; Music symbols, terms, ornamentation; Exercises in staff and jianpu notation for each key; Annotated regional folksongs in staff and jianpu notation for each key; Internet access to recordings of all music found in this book as performed by the author."
During her junior-year-abroad in Senegal, idealistic Beth Barton meets charismatic sculptor Malik Ndour and, without her parents’ knowledge, marries him. The couple’s arrival at her home near Portland, Maine, in early 2001, throws the parents’ marriage into turmoil, and soon puts stress on the newlyweds’ relationship as well. As a result of mounting domestic and racial tensions, the broader clash of African and Western cultures, and the attack of 9/11, Malik grows increasingly estranged and falls prey to a jihadist recruiter. Late one December night, on Portland’s freezing, fogbound docks, he sets out on his first deadly assignment.
The ensuing crisis throws further light on the mindset of this particular terrorist, as well as on the diverse attitudes of his intimates toward him.
In A Stranger in France readers are taken on a fast paced, modern day romantic journey, that spans across the city of London, the glitz and glam of France, and the beautiful English coast. There’s enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat turning pages. Career driven and successful thirty two year old Kate Brown travels to southern France to visit her best friend Tanya Adams, for a well deserved short break, and to forget her worries in London. Her path crosses with tall, dark, devilishly handsome and wealthy Nicholas D’Coix. As a young man, Nicholas turned himself around and built an empire of wealth, he’s now one of Paris’ top three entrepreneurs. In a whirlwind of steamy romance Nicholas and Kate fall in love. Kate returns to London leaving Nicholas behind and the two are still very much in love.
Kate faces a few surprises of her own on her return to London. She makes a bold life changing move, to make the most of her life changing dilemma. Touching on real life issues these two strong characters battle it out, against all the odds in the name of love for a beautiful happy ever after.
The demise of the Confederacy left a legacy of legal arrangements that raised fundamental and vexing questions regarding the legal rights and status of former slaves and the status of former Confederate states. As Harold Hyman shows, few individuals had greater impact on resolving these difficult questions than Salmon P. Chase, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1865 to 1873.
Hyman argues that in two cases -- In Re Turner (1867) and Texas v. White (1869) -- Chase combined his abolitionist philosophy with an activist jurisprudence to help dismantle once and for all the deposed machineries of slavery and the Confederacy. In Re Turner was a private law case decided at the federal circuit level.
It involved a black woman's claim that she, a recent slave, was being held in involuntary, servitude. Elizabeth Turner's mother had apprenticed her to their former master, who had not abided by his contractual obligations to provide Elizabeth with training and compensation, substantively keeping her in slavery. Chase's decision, which relied upon due process and equal protection implications in the thirteenth amendment and the 1866 Civil Rights Act, confirmed the rights of emancipated slaves to bargain and contract with employers on a parity with white workers. Texas v. White was a public law case decided in the Supreme Court. It revolved around the issue of whether the holders of U.S. bonds seized and sold by the Confederate state of Texas could demand payment after the war from that state's newly reconstructed government. In effect, Chase and his associate justices were asked to determine the legality of actions committed by all former Confederate states and, thus, to define whatconstituted a state. Chase's opinion reaffirmed the permanence of the Union and its constituent states and the duty of the states to respect the legal rights and obligations of all citizens. Hyman's exemplary study provides a much-needed reevaluation of both cases in the context of Chase's life and shows how they secured for him a rostrum for both moral and legal reform from which he asserted his strong views on the fundamental rights of individuals and states in an era of sporadically expanding federal power. "This is constitutional history as it should be written, but seldom is. Combining an excellent sketch of Chase's life with the social, intellectual, and moral climate of the times, Hyman provides a brilliant analysis of two landmark decisions. He also presents a stimulating, original, and provocative treatment of the Chase Court that sheds new light on our understanding of the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments". John Niven, editor of The Salmon P.
Por meados de século XIX os vastos espaços do Oeste americano foram abertos aos emigrantes, isto sem respeitar os tratados que garantiam aos índios a integridade dos seus territórios de caça. Então, as tribos peles-vermelhas ergueram-se e desenterram A Acha de Guerra. Sioux, cheyennes e apaches lançaram-se ao combate, e entre eles destacaram-se guerreiros que ficariam célebres, como Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Cochise e Gerónimo. Luta feroz, sem mercê, no decorrer da qual a boa fé dos índios chocou demasiadas vezes na duplicidade dos brancos. Durante perto de cinquenta anos, das planícies do Dakota às «sierras» do Novo México, duas civilizações se defrontaram, uma ainda na idade da pedra, a outra já na idade da máquina. A segunda triunfaria finalmente, em nome do progresso, mas a despeito da justiça e da honra. Contracapa
This is the tragic, beautiful tale of a girl without a soul. I am that girl and this is my story.
Let’s start at the middle . . . I ran after him, my feet sinking into the sand with each stride. The distance between us was good. I could pursue him if he kept running. I could breathe if he kept running. If he kept running, he was safe from the monster within me. Aura and Nyte are recovering from the aftermath of their encounter with The Mystress. With the whereabouts of the rest of the guard unknown, they begin to battle a new enemy – Aura’s aggressive addiction to Nyte’s power. With Druelca on the prowl, a giant cat-beast lurking in the crystal sands, and talk of moons and angels, their struggles are just beginning.
Beautifully designed, this journal is lined with pastel ink and features insightful quotes from Stormie's "Power of a Praying Wife "(350,000 copies sold) and "Power of a Praying Parent "(465,000 copies sold)," "Bound with Satin ribbon.