Hey Rube

Hey Rube
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Release: 2004
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 278
ISBN: 0684873192
Language: en
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Presents a collection of writings from the author's column "Hey Rube" on ESPN.com, covering such topics as retaliation for September 11th, his suggestions for "fixing" baseball, and other thoughts on politics, sports, and gossip.

Hey Rube

 Hey Rube
Author: Bert J. Chipman
Release: 1933
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 212
ISBN: UCAL:$B29175
Language: en
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The Never Ending Revival

The Never Ending Revival
Author: Michael F. Scully
Release: 2008-03-04
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9780252033339
Language: en
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Focusing on American folk music and roots music since the 1950s, The Never-Ending Revival: Rounder Records and the Folk Alliance analyzes the intrinsic contradictions of a commercialized folk culture. In recent years, both Rounder Records and the North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance have sought to make folk music widely available, while simultaneously respecting its defining traditions and unique community atmosphere. Tracing the histories of these organizations, Michael F. Scully explores the lively debates about the difficulty of making commercially accessible music, honoring tradition, and remaining artistically relevant, all without "selling out." He combines rich interviews of music executives and practicing folk musicians with valuable personal experience to reveal how this American subculture remains in a "never-ending revival" based on fluid definitions of folk and folk music.

City Stages

City Stages
Author: Michael McKinnie
Release: 2013-06-17
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781442669444
Language: en
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In every major city, there exists a complex exchange between urban space and the institution of the theatre. City Stages is an interdisciplinary and materialist analysis of this relationship as it has existed in Toronto since 1967. Locating theatre companies ? their sites and practices ? in Toronto?s urban environment, Michael McKinnie focuses on the ways in which the theatre has adapted to changes in civic ideology, environment, and economy. Over the past four decades, theatre in Toronto has been increasingly implicated in the civic self-fashioning of the city and preoccupied with the consequences of the changing urban political economy. City Stages investigates a number of key questions that relate to this pattern. How has theatre been used to justify certain forms of urban development in Toronto? How have local real estate markets influenced the ways in which theatre companies acquire and use performance space? How does the analysis of theatre as an urban phenomenon complicate Canadian theatre historiography? McKinnie uses the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts as case studies and considers theatrical companies such as Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto Workshop Productions, Buddies in Bad Times, and Necessary Angel in his analysis. City Stages combines primary archival research with the scholarly literature emerging from both the humanities and social sciences. The result is a comprehensive and empirical examination of the relationship between the theatrical arts and the urban spaces that house them.

Tramp Poems of the West

Tramp Poems of the West
Author: William De Vere
Release: 1891
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 112
ISBN: UOM:39015025921001
Language: en
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Wit Humor Pathos and Parodies

Wit  Humor  Pathos and Parodies
Author: William De Vere
Release: 1885
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 139
ISBN: NYPL:33433066603188
Language: en
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The Circus Age

The Circus Age
Author: Janet M. Davis
Release: 2003-10-15
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780807861493
Language: en
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A century ago, daily life ground to a halt when the circus rolled into town. Across America, banks closed, schools canceled classes, farmers left their fields, and factories shut down so that everyone could go to the show. In this entertaining and provocative book, Janet Davis links the flowering of the early-twentieth-century American railroad circus to such broader historical developments as the rise of big business, the breakdown of separate spheres for men and women, and the genesis of the United States' overseas empire. In the process, she casts the circus as a powerful force in consolidating the nation's identity as a modern industrial society and world power. Davis explores the multiple "shows" that took place under the big top, from scripted performances to exhibitions of laborers assembling and tearing down tents to impromptu spectacles of audiences brawling, acrobats falling, and animals rampaging. Turning Victorian notions of gender, race, and nationhood topsy-turvy, the circus brought its vision of a rapidly changing world to spectators--rural as well as urban--across the nation. Even today, Davis contends, the influence of the circus continues to resonate in popular representations of gender, race, and the wider world.

The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English

The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English
Author: Tom Dalzell
Release: 2018-05-11
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 892
ISBN: 9781351765206
Language: en
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The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang offers the ultimate record of modern, post WW2 American Slang. The 25,000 entries are accompanied by citations that authenticate the words as well as offer examples of usage from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, musical lyrics, and Internet user groups. Etymology, cultural context, country of origin and the date the word was first used are also provided. In terms of content, the cultural transformations since 1945 are astounding. Television, computers, drugs, music, unpopular wars, youth movements, changing racial sensitivities and attitudes towards sex and sexuality are all substantial factors that have shaped culture and language. This new edition includes over 500 new headwords collected with citations from the last five years, a period of immense change in the English language, as well as revised existing entries with new dating and citations. No term is excluded on the grounds that it might be considered offensive as a racial, ethnic, religious, sexual or any kind of slur. This dictionary contains many entries and citations that will, and should, offend. Rich, scholarly and informative, The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English is an indispensable resource for language researchers, lexicographers and translators.

Kingdom of Fear

Kingdom of Fear
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Release: 2003-11-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 388
ISBN: 9780684873244
Language: en
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The author describes his early days as a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid, his law-breaking journalism, his campaign for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, and his experience in the riots at the Democratic Convention in Chicago.

Circle

Circle
Author: Anonim
Release: 1909
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 796
ISBN: UIUC:30112087532989
Language: en
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The City in Slang

The City in Slang
Author: Irving Lewis Allen
Release: 1995-02-23
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 572
ISBN: 0195357760
Language: en
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The American urban scene, and in particular New York's, has given us a rich cultural legacy of slang words and phrases, a bonanza of popular speech. Hot dog, rush hour, butter-and-egg man, gold digger, shyster, buttinsky, smart aleck, sidewalk superintendent, yellow journalism, breadline, straphanger, tar beach, the Tenderloin, the Great White Way, to do a Brodie--these are just a few of the hundreds of popular words and phrases that were born or took on new meaning in the streets of New York. In The City in Slang, Irving Lewis Allen traces this flowering of popular expressions that accompanied the emergence of the New York metropolis from the early nineteenth century down to the present. This unique account of the cultural and social history of America's greatest city provides in effect a lexicon of popular speech about city life. With many stories Allen shows how this vocabulary arose from city streets, often interplaying with vaudeville, radio, movies, comics, and the popular songs of Tin Pan Alley. Some terms of great pertinence to city people today have unexpectedly old pedigrees. Rush hour was coined by 1890, for instance, and rubberneck dates to the late 1890s and became popular in New York to describe the busloads of tourists who craned their necks to see the tall buildings and the sights of the Bowery and Chinatown. The Big Apple itself (since 1971 the official nickname of New York) appeared in the 1920s, though first in reference to the city's top racetracks and to Broadway bookings as pinnacles of professional endeavor. Allen also tells fascinating stories behind once-popular slang that is no longer in use. Spielers, for example, were the little girls in tenement districts who danced ecstatically on the sidewalks to the music of the hurdy-gurdy men and, when they were old enough, frequented the dance halls of the Lower East Side. Following the trail of these words and phrases into the city's East Side, West Side, and all around the town, from Harlem to Wall Street, and into the haunts of its high and low life, The City in Slang is a fascinating look at the rich cultural heritage of language about city life.

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English A I

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English  A I
Author: Eric Partridge
Release: 2006
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Pages: 1120
ISBN: 0415259371
Language: en
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Entry includes attestations of the head word's or phrase's usage, usually in the form of a quotation. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

In the Moment

In the Moment
Author: Mick E. Jones
Release: 2013-10-08
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Pages: 299
ISBN: 9781483644349
Language: en
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A momenta scant sliver of timeinto which the breath of life may be shared with another. One moment leads to another moment, and a string of moments creates Time. In time we see, we hear, we act, and we judge. We compare, we look for, we establish. Some of the time in excellence; some of the time in mediocrity. Each moment is important to the fullness of time. One moment poorly spent will inflict upon the remainder a taint hard to erase. A moment well spent will endue a lifetime of joy. Ultimately, it is ones life in all its deviations. The observations and the experiences openly shared and confessed in truth and spirit. In the Moment It Is Written! In this moment, I have created a combination of events, thoughts, questions, reflections, and interactions that produce and give greater meaning and a deeper reverence for my personal relationship with GodOur Father. These influences have empowered me with a deeper perception of my purpose, In the Moment.

Secondary Superheroes of Golden Age Comics

Secondary Superheroes of Golden Age Comics
Author: Lou Mougin
Release: 2020-01-10
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 446
ISBN: 9781476638607
Language: en
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 When Superman debuted in 1938, he ushered in a string of imitators--Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Captain America. But what about the many less well-known heroes who lined up to fight crooks, super villains or Hitler--like the Shield, the Black Terror, Crimebuster, Cat-Man, Dynamic Man, the Blue Beetle, the Black Cat and even Frankenstein? These and other four-color fighters crowded the newsstands from the late 1930s through the early 1950s. Most have since been overlooked, and not necessarily because they were victims of poor publication. This book gives the other superheroes of the Golden Age of comics their due.

Fifty Years in Theatrical Management

Fifty Years in Theatrical Management
Author: Michael Bennett Leavitt
Release: 1912
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 1040
ISBN: UCAL:B5190313
Language: en
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Savage Journey

Savage Journey
Author: Peter Richardson
Release: 2023-04-25
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780520395633
Language: en
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A superbly crafted study of Hunter S. Thompson's literary formation, achievement, and continuing relevance. Savage Journey is a "supremely crafted" study of Hunter S. Thompson's literary formation and achievement. Focusing on Thompson's influences, development, and unique model of authorship, Savage Journey argues that his literary formation was largely a San Francisco story. During the 1960s, Thompson rode with the Hell's Angels, explored the San Francisco counterculture, and met talented editors who shared his dissatisfaction with mainstream journalism. Peter Richardson traces Thompson's transition during this time from New Journalist to cofounder of Gonzo journalism. He also endorses Thompson's later claim that he was one of the best writers using the English language as both a musical instrument and a political weapon. Although Thompson's political commentary was often hyperbolic, Richardson shows that much of it was also prophetic. Fifty years after the publication of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and more than a decade after his death, Thompson's celebrity continues to obscure his literary achievement. This book refocuses our understanding of that achievement by mapping Thompson's influences, probing the development of his signature style, and tracing the reception of his major works. It concludes that Thompson was not only a gifted journalist, satirist, and media critic, but also the most distinctive American voice in the second half of the twentieth century.

Danger in the Cards

Danger in the Cards
Author: Michael MacDougall
Release: 2013-05-31
Editor: Read Books Ltd
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9781473386310
Language: en
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This book written by a card detective who tells stories, in a narrative context the moves of card cheating and tricking in real life gambling scenarios. He tells his tale from his own experiences and accounts to provide an entertaining read about the men and women who cheat at cards, dice, roulette and other games, who, although criminals, like to think of themselves as artists and aristocrats.

A Rescued Soul

A Rescued Soul
Author: Jeff Turner
Release: 2021-08-23
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781662459375
Language: en
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Northern Vermont, 1918. A year like no other ushered in by a brutal cold snap for much of New England, cruel winds in subfreezing temperatures imperiling scanty reserves of fuel. Meanwhile, the Great War raged on and millions of doughboys were answering the call for duty, including droves of underage enlistees. Even worse, a deadlier enemy reached American shores in the form of the Spanish flu. The virus struck fast and violently, some victims dying within hours of their first symptoms while others surviving only a few days. There was no cure. During this dark and dangerous time, teenage runaway Henry Cameron finds refuge in Vermont as a stable boy for a retired and war-weary cavalry lieutenant. As horses bring ambition and purpose into their lives, the two kindred spirits discover how they're more alike than not, and how their broken souls are mending as they forge a bond with each other. All of this takes time along with the saving grace that only the pure love of horses can provide. For all who have feared, grieved or felt alone, this tale of friendship and hope will pull at the heartstrings and arouse emotions long after the book is finished. It will burrow into the lives of those cursed by tragedy and help transport them from collapse to resilience, in the process creating acceptance, forgiveness, and peace.

WRITING THAT IS PLAIN AND SIMPLE BOOK ONE

WRITING THAT IS PLAIN AND SIMPLE BOOK ONE
Author: William Cash Neve
Release: 2013-11
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9781304661500
Language: en
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I don't write with sophistication only simple equation. Fellow writers write with the style of a good education I get my vocabulary from dark allies of the bowery's and the shadows of the streets and lonesome galleries I don't write to please the masters of poetic persuasion my writings are on the bathroom walls at the train station and as graffiti in the tunnels of the subway. My poetry comes from toil, sweat, beauty and devotions. I write to escape logic, and express my true emotions

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
Author: Tom Dalzell,Terry Victor
Release: 2015-06-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 864
ISBN: 9781317372523
Language: en
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Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language.