There's a Hole in My Sidewalk

The Romance of Self-Discovery
Author: Portia Nelson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1582703779
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 144
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Reflections on life address inner conflict, personal struggles, and ultimately hope, in a text particularly significant for individuals struggling with, and recovering from, addiction.

Trumpet For Dummies

Author: Jeffrey Reynolds
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470963494
Category: Music
Page: 384
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How to get a good sound, read music, and master a variety of styles-including classical, pop, jazz, and Latin Listening to a trumpet trilla series of high notes during a military march or wail longingly during a blues rendition-is a pleasure second to none. And masters, including Wynton Marsalis and Louis Armstrong, have made the trumpet truly Gabriel's horn, one of the most eloquent voices in classical music and jazz. Yet even a virtuoso begins somewhere. This down-to-earth and user-friendly guide shows those new to the trumpet everything they need know to play the instrument-from basic technique (including getting a good sound), caring for a trumpet, and learning pieces from many musical genres. Demonstrates how to play classical, pop, jazz, and Latin-with audio samples on the enclosed CD-ROM Includes tips on how to buy or rent the best instrument An ideal guide for students just learning the trumpet, or students who need a little boost, or fans of the trumpet who've never got around to learning it, here is the complete guide to making one of the world's most popular-and beloved instruments-their own. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Ukulele Magic

Author: Ian Lawrence
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408157292
Category: Music
Page: 32
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Learn how to play chords and fun, simple tunes - no previous music knowledge required! Accompany yourself or your friends. Ideal for group or individual teaching.

Discovering the Singer in Every Child

Author: Ana Sanderson,Gillyanne Kayes
Publisher: A & C Black
ISBN: 9781408122457
Category: Children's songs, English
Page: 64
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All the songs from Singing Express 2, a complete singing scheme for primary class teachers.

Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780759521049
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 576
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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

Rough Rider in the White House

Theodore Roosevelt and the Politics of Desire
Author: Sarah Watts
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226876078
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 289
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"In this book, Sarah Watts probes this dark side of the Rough Rider, presenting a fascinating psychological portrait of a man whose personal obsession with masculinity profoundly influenced the fate of a nation. Drawing on his own writings and on media representations of him, Watts attributes the wide appeal of Roosevelt's style of manhood to the way it addressed the hopes and anxieties of men of his time. Like many of his contemporaries, Roosevelt struggled with what it meant to be a man in the modern era. He saw two foes within himself: a fragile weakling and a primitive beast. The weakling he punished and toughened with rigorous, manly pursuits such as hunting, horseback riding, and war. The beast he unleashed through brutal criticisms of homosexuals, immigrants, pacifists, and sissies - anyone who might tarnish the nation's veneer of strength and vigor. With his unabashed paeans to violence and aggressive politics, Roosevelt ultimately offered American men a chance to project their longings and fears onto the nation and its policies. In this way he harnessed the primitive energy of men's desires to propel the march of American civilization - over the bodies of anyone who might stand in its way."--BOOK JACKET.

Learn to Play Recorder

Author: Morton Manus
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457416804
Category: Music
Page: 48
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Everything you need to know to play the recorder. Includes duets and a complete fingering chart.

How to Raise an Adult

Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
Author: Julie Lythcott-Haims
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627791787
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 368
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New York Times Bestseller "Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well "For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

Edge of Chaos

Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth—and How to Fix It
Author: Dambisa Moyo
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465097472
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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From an internationally acclaimed economist, a provocative call to jump-start economic growth by aggressively overhauling liberal democracy Around the world, people who are angry at stagnant wages and growing inequality have rebelled against established governments and turned to political extremes. Liberal democracy, history's greatest engine of growth, now struggles to overcome unprecedented economic headwinds--from aging populations to scarce resources to unsustainable debt burdens. Hobbled by short-term thinking and ideological dogma, democracies risk falling prey to nationalism and protectionism that will deliver declining living standards. In Edge of Chaos, Dambisa Moyo shows why economic growth is essential to global stability, and why liberal democracies are failing to produce it today. Rather than turning away from democracy, she argues, we must fundamentally reform it. Edge of Chaos presents a radical blueprint for change in order to galvanize growth and ensure the survival of democracy in the twenty-first century.

The Charlton Method of the Recorder

Author: Andrew Charlton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781908904799
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
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Andrew Charlton (1928-1997) This recorder method was written out of Andrew Charlton's love and dedication to both playing and teaching the recorder. As a professor of music at California State University at Fullerton for many years, Andrew taught music history, composition, instrumental performance classes, and even jazz arranging. He also served several terms as the musical director of the Los Angeles Recorder Society. It was at the meetings of that society that he saw the need for a method that would teach recorder players to be flexible enough to be able to play all recorders and be able to easily change from one to another as needed. He took a sabbatical from teaching at the university to write this book and enjoyed trying out the exercises with his private students. Andrew played several wind instruments, both early and modern, extremely well. Since some of his favourite music to perform came from the Renaissance, the baroque, and jazz, he was particularly talented at improvisation in both early music and jazz styles. He taught and performed at many workshops and conferences put on by the American Recorder Society and he also enjoyed visiting England whenever he had the chance. In the spring of 1990, Andrew was invited to be a composer and conductor at the British Society of Recorder Players Conference, and he followed that conference with later visits to the U.K. Living in Southern California, and a member of the Los Angeles Musicians Union, he also occasionally played the recorder on film scores that called for the instrument. Andrew was very happy to have his recorder method used by so many music lovers, and he was well aware that the method has been used by players of the gamba and other instruments as well as the recorder. He wished all who use it "happy playing."

6 Minute Nativity

Publisher: Kevin Mayhew Limited
ISBN: 9781848675162
Page: N.A
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The story of Christmas told in the blink of an eye! book and audio cd. (words and music)


Author: Sandra Horn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781842706855
Category: Scarecrows
Page: 32
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Tattybogle, the scarecrow, has a head full of straw and cheerful thoughts. The rain is Tattybogle's music, the wind is his dancing partner. Then one day the playful wind blows too hard, and all that is left of Tattybogle is an old stick. But that is only the start of a glorious new life, because the stick starts to take root in the earth, and becomes a tree . . .


Songs for Children
Author: Beatrice Harrop,David Gadsby
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780713644371
Category: Education
Page: 96
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Collection of well-known songs for children, with words and music.