BOOKS

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Representing Black Music Culture: Then, Now, and When Again?
By William C. Banfield
William Banfield reflects on his life as a musician and educator, as he weaves together pieces of cultural criticism and artistry, all the while paying homage to Black music of the last forty years and beyond. In the book, Banfield honors the legacy of artists who have graced us with their work for more than half a century. The essays and interviews in this collection are enhanced by seven years of daily diary entries, which reflect on some of the country’s most respected Black composers, recording artists, authors, and cultural icons. These include Ornette Coleman, Bobby McFerrin, Toni Morrison, Amiri Baraka, Gordon Parks, the Marsalis brothers, Spike Lee, Maya Angelou, Patrice Rushen, and many others. Though many of the individuals Banfield lauds are well-known to most readers, he also turns his attention to musicians and artists whose work, while perhaps unheralded by the world at large, are no less deserving of praise and respect for their contributions to the culture.

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RiskyRisky is the New Safe: The Rules Have Changed : A Rock Opera
by Randy Gage
Risky is the New Safe is a different kind of book for a different kind of thinking: a thought-provoking manifesto for risk takers. It will challenge you to think laterally, question premises, and be a contrarian. Disruptive technology, accelerating speed of change and economic upheaval are changing the game. The same tired, old conventional thinking won’t get you to success today. Risky is the New Safe will change the way you look at everything! You’ll view challenges: and the corresponding opportunities they provide: in entirely new and exciting ways. You’ll recognize powerful new gateways to creating wealth.
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DifferenceMaking a Difference 2.0: The Ultimate Guide to Online Charitable Giving
By Howard Freeman
“As more donations to charitable causes come from online sources, provides guidance to donors and fundraisers on how online charity differs from traditional methods and how to ensure donations are put to their best use.” – Publisher Summary

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annointedAnointed
By Patricia Haley
Dave Mitchell is relishing the success of his start-up business. But the closeness he once shared with his wife of twelve years, Madeline, is gone. Dave spends most of his time working while his wife struggles to balance her job and home. Madeline elects to take time off and let Dave run the business, but he is not above temptation. Dave’s professional relationship with his new secretary eventually crosses the line and the two share a night of passion. Madeline is crushed when she discovers the affair, but refuses to give up her marriage, her family, her company, or her place in Dave’s heart.
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shermanGeneral Sherman’s Christmas: Savannah, 1864
By Stanley Weintraub
Combines two winning topics: Christmas and the Civil War in General Sherman’s Christmas. Focusing on the holiday season of 1864, when General Sherman relentlessly pushed his troops across Georgia to capture Savannah, General Sherman’s Christmas includes the voices of soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict and is illustrated with striking period prints, making it the perfect holiday present for every history buff.
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