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Random House Historical Dictionary Of American Slang A G

Random House Historical Dictionary Of American Slang A G

A collection of American slang which includes both present-day and historical terms

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Genre : Reference
Author : Jonathan E. Lighter
Publisher : Random House Reference
Release : 1994
Total Pages : 1006 Pages
ISBN : UOM:49015002912294


The Outsiders

The Outsiders

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Author : Lynda Edwards
Publisher : Pearson UK
Release : 2019-11-20
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781292310565


Hittin The Jumper

Hittin The Jumper

Hittin' the Jumper is a nostalgic tale of the key role that the game of basketball has played in the life of an ordinary player-a 60-year journey from the alley hoops and playgrounds of his boyhood hometowns in Montana to the hallowed halls of Notre Dame and Harvard, white-shoe law firms in New York and Chicago, and a variety of urban and suburban courts. Along the way, the author re-discovers fascinating characters and lost worlds in an appreciation of the gifts that playing the sport for a lifetime can bring. Several with whom he has shared the court-teammates and opponents-became famous in politics, business, and academia, and a few were former NBA players. Most, however, were not in the headlines. Their stories are diverse. Some are filled with humor, others are instructive and insightful, particularly in dealing with the challenges of continuing to play as age encroaches, while a few are tragic. All touched the author as they did their fellow hoopsters through the years. The author's basketball life has been shaped by the history, traditions, and ethos of the communities where he played, whether it was the local basketball lore or, even more generally, the prevailing culture of a place. These places include the neighborhood of the birth of our country and the site of the birth of the game of basketball itself. The courts in these communities each possess a distinctive character. Some were inspirational because of their historic connections while others simply provided comfort with their familiarity, intimacy, and charm. Lovers of basketball and the history of sport, of unusual life stories and sentimental journeys, will find this memoir both pleasurable and informative.

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Author : Patrick Dowdall
Publisher : Goosetown Press
Release : 2016-07-20
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0997690208


Greater Iowa

Greater Iowa

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Release : 1919
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UIUC:30112112104481


How To Talk American

How To Talk American

Provides a guide to American speech from around the nation, including Detroit, Chicago, and Seattle, and on such topics as Deadheads, Disney, the music business, sports, and street slang

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Genre : Humor
Author : Jim Crotty
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 419 Pages
ISBN : 0395780322


Shorts 2

Shorts 2

Selected from more than 2000 entries to the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday short story competition of 1999, these stories include the six shortlisted stories as well as the winner.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Candia McWilliam
Publisher :
Release : 1999
Total Pages : 246 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105113418318


The Billboard Albums

The Billboard Albums

Lists every album from every musical genre that made Billboard's popular albums chart between 1956 and 2006, providing information on the sales, position on the chart, and background information of each album.

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Genre : Music
Author : Joel Whitburn
Publisher : Record Research
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 1433 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105130552289


Guide The Modern Classics

Guide The Modern Classics

‘The best of R.K. Narayan’s enchanting novels’—The New Yorker Raju, a corrupt tourist guide, together with his lover, the dancer Rosie, leads a prosperous life before he is thrown into prison. After release he rests on the steps of an abandoned temple when a peasant passing by mistakes him for a holy man. Slowly, almost reluctantly, he begins to play the part, acting as a spiritual guide to the village community. Raju’s holiness is put to the test when a drought strikes the village, and he is asked to fast for twelve days to summon the rains. Set in Narayan’s fictional town, Malgudi, The Guide is the greatest of his comedies of self-deception. ‘A brilliant accomplishment … Narayan is the compassionate man who can write of human life as comedy’—The New York Times Book Review ‘Narayan is such a natural writer, so true to his experience and emotions’—V.S. Naipaul

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Author : R.K. Narayan
Publisher : Penguin Books India
Release : 2010-12-01
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780143414988


Joel Whitburn S Top Pop Albums 1955 2001

Joel Whitburn S Top Pop Albums 1955 2001

From pop music's early LPs to its latest CDs, Top Pop Albums 1955-2001 is a sweeping, stunning saga of Billboard's Pop Albums chart. This artist-by-artist listing includes every charted album from 1955 through June 30, 2001 - over 22,000 in all by more than 5,200 recording artists, and the more than 225,000 cuts from those albums. Along with complete chart data, artist biographies and complete track listings for every artist, Top Pop Albums sports new features such as each album's CD availability, data from the newly researched Top Pop Catalog Albums chart, updated album pricing and more, making this the biggest, broadest, absolute best albums book ever! Hardcover, ISBN 0-89820-147-0.

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Genre : Music
Author : Joel Whitburn
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Release : 2001
Total Pages : 1188 Pages
ISBN : UCSC:32106015902437


Dialects In Schools And Communities

Dialects In Schools And Communities

This book describes dialect differences in American English and their impact on education and everyday life. It explores some of the major issues that confront educational practitioners and suggests what practitioners can do to recognize students’ language abilities, support their language development, and expand their knowledge about dialects. Topics addressed include: *popular concerns about the nature of language variation; *characteristic structures of different dialects; *various interactive patterns characteristic of social groups; *the school impacts of dialect differences in speaking, writing, and reading, including questions about teaching Standard English; and *the value of dialect education in schools to enable students to understand dialects as natural and normal language phenomena. Changes in the Second Edition: In this edition the authors reconsider and expand their discussion of many of the issues addressed in the first edition and in other of their earlier works, taking into account especially the research on dialects and publications for audiences beyond linguistics that have appeared since the first edition. This edition is offered as an updated report on the state of language variation and education in the United States. Dialects in Schools and Communities is rooted in questions that have arisen in workshops, surveys, classes, discussion groups, and conversations with practitioners and teacher educators. It is thus intended to address important needs in a range of educational and related service fields. As an overview of current empirical research, it synthesizes current understandings and provides key references—in this sense it is a kind of translation and interpretation in which the authors’ goal is to bring together the practical concerns of educators and the vantage point of sociolinguistics. No background in linguistics or sociolinguistics is assumed on the part of the reader. This volume is intended for teacher interns and practicing teachers in elementary and secondary schools; early childhood specialists; specialists in reading and writing; speech/language pathologists; special education teachers; and students in various language specialties.

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Genre : Education
Author : Carolyn Temple Adger
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-05-22
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781135554804