Earl Scruggs and the 5-String Banjo

Revised and Enhanced Edition
Author: Earl Scruggs
Publisher: Hal Leonard
ISBN: 1476859337
Category: Music
Page: 200
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(Banjo). The best-selling banjo method in the world! Earl Scruggs's legendary method has helped thousands of banjo players get their start. The "Revised and Enhanced Edition" features more songs, updated lessons, and many other improvements. It includes everything you need to know to start playing banjo, including: a history of the 5-string banjo, getting acquainted with the banjo, Scruggs tuners, how to read music, chords, how to read tablature, right-hand rolls and left-hand techniques, banjo tunings, exercises in picking, over 40 songs, how to build a banjo, autobiographical notes, and much more! Includes audio of Earl Scruggs playing and explaining over 60 examples!

Claiming Kin

Confronting the History of an African American Family
Author: Afi-Odelia E. Scruggs
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466871822
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 224
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A touching story of a woman's search for her family roots in the wake of the sudden death of her father. Claiming Kin is a powerful and compelling story about a woman's quest to search out her roots upon the death of the father she barely knew. A former journalist hungry for the truth, her search into the past leads her from her hometown in Nashville, Tennessee, back to the birthplace of the Scruggs in nearby Williamson County. There she traces the family back to 1847 and the Scruggs Farm where her ancestors were once slaves. Her journey soon becomes spiritual and emotional, forcing her not only to examine her own beliefs in the importance of family, but also her religious beliefs as she turns toward honoring her ancestors. This is a tale that will capture the heart and mind.

I Do Again

How We Found a Second Chance at Our Marriage--and You Can Too
Author: Cheryl Scruggs,Jeff Scruggs
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 9780307446084
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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An attractive young couple, Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs seemed to have it all: professional success, adorable twin daughters, and a good marriage. But their picture-perfect image concealed a widening chasm between two people unable to connect on an intimate, soul-deep level. Ten disappointing years of marriage. Seven painful years of divorce. One remarkable, true-life story of a love rescued by God. After years of frustration, Cheryl’s longing for emotional fulfillment led to an affair and, finally, a divorce that left Jeff utterly devastated and seething with anger. Yet, incredibly, seven years later, Jeff and Cheryl once again stood at the altar, promising to “love, honor, and cherish” one another. A new and vibrant love had risen out of the ashes of this family’s pain. I Do Again reveals the hidden secrets that slowly destroyed this marriage and the spiritual awakening that opened the way to healing. A riveting account of the power of prayer and redemption, this remarkable book offers renewed hope for even the most troubled marriages–and reveals why the rewards of restoration are well worth the wait. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Your Beautiful Heart

31 Reflections on Love, Faith, Friendship, and Becoming a Girl Who Shines
Author: Lauren Scruggs
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414376715
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 265
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With descriptions of her own recovery from a disfiguring accident, the author writes about body image issues for teenagers and provides examples from Scripture on how to overcome problems of confidence, self-esteem, and peer pressure.

Contracting for Cloud Services

Author: Ron Scruggs,Thomas Trappler,Don Philpott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781937246679
Page: 246
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The federal government is expected to spend $75 billion this year on IT projects, with a significant part of that money earmarked for migrating services and programs to cloud computing. Therefore, the publication of this book on cloud computing contracting for government could not be timelier.This comprehensive, expert book uses an easy-to-understand, easy-to-follow six-step process that guides you through the complete contract lifecycle. It steers you through all the cloud service and deployment models available, highlighting the benefits and downsides of each. Discussed in detail are critical issues, such as security, vendor lock-in, and legal and regulatory obligations. The book discusses how to identify and determine your needs in order to develop a business use case. It defines all the potential procurement vehicles and processes and how to assess them. There is guidance on setting up an acquisition team, developing performance-based work statements and how to measure and manage performance.Included in this book is a 137 element checklist of contract terms that should be considered for your cloud contract solution. This 10-page check list is a treasure trove of critical information for any cloud program manager and/or contracting manager.All of this vital information has to be gathered, understood and analyzed before the contract can be agreed. upon. How to build and finalize the right contract constitutes a large part of this book, with insight on all the clauses used by vendors - all the things you should know but they are unlikely to tell you! There are also samples to show how potentially harmful vendor clauses can be rephrased to your advantage.The final step discusses managing the contract - how to ensure compliance, conduct audits and what to do in the event of data breaches or worse. Each step is accompanied by case studies, mistakes made and lessons learned, best practices and checklists to ensure you stay on the right path. While the book itself is comprehensive, there is also a dedicated website for people purchasing the book, which has much more reference information available and which will be kept updated.Cloud computing brings a host of new challenges to those implementing it. It is no longer just the task of the IT manager to write the contract. Many other departments need to be involved from HR and security, to legal and financial and, as a result, many decisions taken to the highest level. Because of the complexities and diverse issues that cloud contracting encompasses, this is a must-have handbook for all those who need to succeed with cloud contracting. For more information, visit www.GTIBookstore.com.

The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom

Using Improvisation to Teach Skills and Boost Learning
Author: Katherine S. McKnight,Mary Scruggs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787996505
Category: Education
Page: 185
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Most people know The Second City as an innovative school for improvisation that has turned out leading talents such as Alan Arkin, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey. This groundbreaking company has also trained thousands of educators and students through its Improvisation for Creative Pedagogy program, which uses improv exercises to teach a wide variety of content areas, and boost skills that are crucial for student learning: listening, teamwork, communication, idea-generation, vocabulary, and more.

The Inclusive Classroom

Strategies for Effective Differentiated Instruction, Plus MyEducationLab with Enhanced Pearson EText, Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package
Author: Margo A. Mastropieri,Thomas E. Scruggs
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134492940
Category: Education
Page: 464
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NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the MyLab(tm) Education with Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. For courses in Inclusion or Introduction to Special Education. This package includes MyLab Education with Enhanced Pearson eText and the loose-leaf version. Research-based classroom and content strategies for the inclusive classroom. The Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Effective Differentiated Instruction , Sixth Edition captures the best of inclusion practices. Using a non-categorical approach, Mastropieri and Scruggs explain the fundamentals of inclusive teaching, the most effective general teaching practices, and ways to differentiate instruction for specific content areas. Targeted teaching strategies show ways to improve all students' memory, attention, motivation, study skills, and peer interaction. Research Highlights features validate strategies and demonstrate why particular techniques are best practice. Filled with classroom-ready tips and checklists, this revision includes an expanded chapter on Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), more coverage of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and the latest strategies relating to academic success. Personalize learning with MyLab Education MyLab Education is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with the text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students see key concepts demonstrated through real classroom video footage, practice what they learn, test their understanding, and receive feedback to guide their learning and ensure they master key learning outcomes. 0134492943 / 9780134492940 The Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Effective Differentiated Instruction, MyLab Education with Enhanced Pearson eText, and Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134450434 / 9780134450438 The Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Effective Differentiated Instruction -- MyLab Education Access Card 0134450604 / 9780134450605 The Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Effective Differentiated Instruction, Loose-Leaf Version

The Fall of the House of Zeus

The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer
Author: Curtis Wilkie
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307460711
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 393
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“Over the past four decades no reporter has critiqued the American South with such evocative sensitivity and bedrock honesty as Curtis Wilkie.” —Douglas Brinkley The Fall of the House of Zeus tells the story of Dickie Scruggs, arguably the most successful plaintiff's lawyer in America. A brother-in-law of Trent Lott, the former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Scruggs made a fortune taking on mass tort lawsuits against “Big Tobacco” and the asbestos industries. He was hailed by Newsweek as a latter day Robin Hood, and portrayed in the movie, The Insider, as a dapper aviator-lawyer. Scruggs' legal triumphs rewarded him lavishly, and his success emboldened both his career maneuvering and his influence in Southern politics--but at a terrible cost, culminating in his spectacular fall, when he was convicted for conspiring to bribe a Mississippi state judge. Here Mississippi is emblematic of the modern South, with its influx of new money and its rising professional class, including lawyers such as Scruggs, whose interests became inextricably entwined with state and national politics. Based on extensive interviews, transcripts, and FBI recordings never made public, The Fall of the House of Zeus exposes the dark side of Southern and Washington legal games and power politics: the swirl of fixed cases, blocked investigations, judicial tampering, and a zealous prosecution that would eventually ensnare not only Scruggs but his own son, Zach, in the midst of their struggle with insurance companies over Hurricane Katrina damages. In gripping detail, Curtis Wilkie crafts an authentic legal thriller propelled by a “welter of betrayals and personal hatreds,” providing large supporting parts for Trent Lott and Jim Biden, brother of then-Senator Joe, and cameos by John McCain, Al Gore, and other DC insiders and influence peddlers. Above all, we get to see how and why the mighty fail and fall, a story as gripping and timeless as a Greek tragedy. From the Hardcover edition.

The Best Friend Battle (Sylvie Scruggs #1)

Author: Lindsay Eyre
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545620945
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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"Funny and human and clever and wise. I really, really like this sparkling, racing, hilarious little gem." -- Hilary McKay, author of SAFFY'S ANGEL and BINNY IN SECRET Sylvie Scruggs doesn't like Georgie Diaz. He always calls her Scruggs. He always beats her in baseball. He didn't invite her to his party. Plus, he's a boy. Now Georgie is trying to steal Sylvie's best friend, Miranda Tan. He's giving Miranda a super-special birthday present, so Sylvie will too -- only her present will be ten times better. With the help of her twin brothers, a ferret, a castle, and some glitter glue, Sylvie sets out to make Miranda remember who her REAL best friend is, and forget about Georgie forever. "Two words: Sylvie Scruggs. Two more words: LOVE HER! Eyre nails it with this new kid on the block. (And here's a challenge: I dare you not to laugh out loud)." -- Barbara O'Connor, author of HOW TO STEAL A DOG and THE FANTASTIC SECRET OF OWEN JESTER

Banjo For Dummies

Book + Online Video and Audio Instruction
Author: Bill Evans
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118746252
Category: Music
Page: 384
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Play your way to banjo-playing expertise Traditionally associated with country, folk, and bluegrass music, the banjo is accessible to anyone with the patience and willpower to learn it. This second edition of Banjo For Dummies does the rest of the work for you with updated practice lessons, teaching techniques, and step-by-step examples. With this guide, you will learn tips and techniques for selecting the right instruments and accessories, how to develop correct hand position and posture, and how to tune, care for, and make simple repairs to the instrument. An updated multimedia component features companion audio tracks and complementary video lessons that cement the concepts readers gain during their reading. Written by Bill Evans, an accomplished five-string banjo player, teacher, writer, and historian Includes access to "how-to" videos on Dummies.com Ideal for anyone who wants to learn to play this classic instrument For musicians hoping to lend their art an edge or interested learners looking to pick up a unique skill, Banjo For Dummies is a must-have, straightforward guide to success.

Earl Scruggs

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Author: Gordon Castelnero,David L. Russell
Publisher: Roots of American Music: Folk
ISBN: 9781538114544
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 258
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Earl Scruggs chronicles the life and legacy of the man who revolutionized the five-string banjo and left an indelible mark on bluegrass and folk music. Including interviews with the Scruggs family and more than 60 notable musicians, this narrative biography testifies to Scruggs's enduring influence and sheds light on the history of bluegrass.

Consensus and Compromise

Creating the First National Urban Policy Under President Carter
Author: Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761833550
Category: Political Science
Page: 269
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This series of five volumes proposes an integrated description of physical processes modeling used by scientific disciplines from meteorology to coastal morphodynamics. Volume 1 describes the physical processes and identifies the main measurement devices used to measure the main parameters that are indispensable to implement all these simulation tools. Volume 2 presents the different theories in an integrated approach: mathematical models as well as conceptual models, used by all disciplines to represent these processes. Volume 3 identifies the main numerical methods used in all these scientific fields to translate mathematical models into numerical tools. Volume 4 is composed of a series of case studies, dedicated to practical applications of these tools in engineering problems. To complete this presentation, volume 5 identifies and describes the modeling software in each discipline.

Effective Instruction for Special Education

Author: Margo A. Mastropieri,Thomas E. Scruggs
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780890798829
Category: Education
Page: 366
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Now in its third edition, Effective Instruction for Special Education presents a coherent, comprehensive model for effective teaching. This text is based on the most recent special education research. It not only provides the model, but also demonstrates applications of the model to a variety of skill and content areas. The new edition includes general updates on special education issues, new material on assessment and high-stakes testing, and information on the changing orientation from mainstreaming to inclusive settings. Also, each chapter now has an inclusion feature and a technology feature. It would benefit students entering student teaching or practicum assignments, as well as veterans of special education. An Instructor's Manual is available on CD ROM.

Still LoLo

A Spinning Propeller, a Horrific Accident, and a Family's Journey of Hope
Author: Lauren Scruggs,Scruggs Family
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414378015
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 290
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For fashion journalist Lauren (“LoLo”) Scruggs, a short flight to look at Christmas lights turned into a nightmare when she was struck by the plane’s spinning propeller blades. As Lauren was rushed to the hospital, the world watched in shock and horror. Several major surgeries and thousands of prayers later, Lauren was still alive. But she had suffered brain trauma and lost her left hand and left eye. And she had to face some incredibly difficult questions: What kind of future will I have? Where is God in all this pain? Will anyone ever be able to love me now? In Still LoLo, Lauren and her family reveal what really happened that night, what Lauren’s life is like today, what got them through their journey toward healing, and how they conquered all odds to persevere as a family. Containing exclusive photos and personal stories from Lauren and her family, Still LoLo is a compelling and fiercely beautiful account of faith, determination, and staying true to who you are—no matter what.

The View from Brindley Mountain

A Memoir of the Rural South
Author: C. Eugene Scruggs
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781439261316
Category: History
Page: 470
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The View from Brindley Mountain is a memoir of a slower yet coarser era in the sandy hills of northern Alabama and the eventual break with innocence as one restless, native son sets out on a journey i

Business Law: Principles for Today’s Commercial Environment

Author: David Twomey,Marianne Jennings
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0324786697
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1248
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In addition to preparing you to ace your business law course, BUSINESS LAW: PRINCIPLES FOR TODAY’S COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT, Third Edition, provides information and resources to assist you in studying for the CPA exam. This book helps you grasp key legal concepts and principles by reinforcing your understanding through applications and examples of real-world dilemmas, issues, and problems. Current, comprehensive, easy-to-understand and fascinating to read, BUSINESS LAW: PRINCIPLES FOR TODAY’S COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT will help prepare you for class and give you all the resources you need to succeed in your business law course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Spelling Bee Scuffle (Sylvie Scruggs, Book 3)

Author: Lindsay Eyre
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545620961
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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Cherry Hill Elementary has always had two baseball fields, one for Sylvie Scruggs's fourth-grade-and-under friends, and one for Jamie Redmond's fifth-grade crew. When Jamie's field is demolished for a kindergarten playground, the fifth graders want to take over the fourth-grade space. Finally, Sylvie and Jamie make a bet: Whoever wins the school spelling bee wins the baseball diamond too. Sylvie knows her friend Miranda will be the champion, no question, and the field will be safe for her team. But then Josh Stetson beats Miranda in the class bee, which means he'll compete against the fifth-graders for the school title. As Sylvie tries to help Josh prepare for the big event, friendships get strained, secret deals get made, and matters spin WAY out of control. How far will Sylvie go to win the field for her friends?

The Whistler

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 1101967684
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout U.S. history. What the source of the ill-gotten gains? It seems the judge was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month's cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. It's a sweet deal: Everyone is making money. But now Greg wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct, and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz, who immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous. Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else.

The Search for Philip K. Dick

Author: Anne R Dick
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 161696037X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 279
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Offering an intimate perspective on the life of an important, prolific author, this revealing biography uncovers the inner workings of a cult figure through his tumultuous relationship with his third wife. Brilliant and charismatic, Philip K. Dick was known as a loyal friend, father, and husband, as well as a talented science fiction writer. His six-year marriage to the woman he described as “the love of his life” and his intellectual equal was full of passion—the meeting of soul mates. But behind the façade of an untroubled life was a man struggling with his demons, unable to trust anyone, and reliant upon his charm to navigate his increasingly dark reality and descent into drugs and madness. Exposing personal details of their married life as well as the ways he continued to haunt her even after their relationship collapsed, Anne Dick provides thorough research combined with personal memories of this mysterious man.