Texas Country Legacy: The Baby Connection

Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker,Ali Olson

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 148807724X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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She didn’t bargain on love The Texas Wildcatter’s Baby by Cathy Gillen Thacker Wildcatter Ginger Rollins and environmental cowboy Rand McCabe are on opposite sides when it comes to the Texas land they both love. But now that Ginger’s pregnant, they have only one option. Rand is all for getting married. Too bad the independent Ginger sees their union as a nonnegotiable deal. How long can he keep his feelings—and their baby—a secret? The Cowboy’s Surprise Baby by Ali Olson Amy McNeal has two reasons to return to Spring Valley, Texas. One is her brother’s wedding. The other is to set things straight with a handsome cowboy. Jack Stuart has never forgiven Amy for walking out on him years ago. Yet while their lives are worlds apart, they still just fit together. Now Jack must show Amy that she belongs in Spring Valley with him. But life can be full of surprises… Previously published as The Texas Wildcatter’s Baby and The Cowboy’s Surprise Baby

Texas Country Legacy: Lone Star Wishes

Author: Linda Warren,Cathy Gillen Thacker

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 148807769X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Dreaming of a Lone Star Christmas A Texas Holiday Miracle by Linda Warren Becoming guardian of her half sister has been rewarding for Lacey Carroll. But raising a six-year-old has its challenges. Lacey longs to bring holiday wonder back into the child’s life, which isn’t going to be easy with a grinch like Gabe Garrison next door. After losing his son, Gabe shut out the world. Will Lacey’s unique brand of healing magic make this a season of second chances—for all of them? The Texas Christmas Gift by Cathy Gillen Thacker With Christmas only a few weeks away, single father Derek McCabe is determined that real estate agent Eve Loughlin find a house for him and his young daughter. But being with Eve makes him aware of everything else he’s missing in life. Eve is all business, but there’s no denying the attraction between them. Can Derek get past that cool exterior and make her his own Christmas Eve? Previously published as A Texas Holiday Miracle and The Texas Christmas Gift

Texas Country Legacy: All a Cowboy Wants

Author: Marie Ferrarella,Cathy Gillen Thacker

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488077703

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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His second-chance Christmas The Cowboy’s Christmas Surprise by Marie Ferrarella Since the first grade, Holly Johnson has known that Ramon Rodriguez is the only man for her. But the carefree, determinedly single Texas cowboy with the killer smile doesn’t have a clue. Until they share a dance and a kiss, and Ray finally sees his best friend for the woman she is. Now that he realizes what he’s been missing, Ray plans to make up for lost time… A Texas Soldier’s Christmas by Cathy Gillen Thacker As tempting as it is for nurse Nora Caldwell to fall into the finely sculpted arms—again—of United States army lieutenant Zane Lockhart, she’s got her baby boy to think of now. Zane’s dedication has meant saying goodbye to Nora far too often. He can’t blame her for doubting that he’s finally ready to put her and Liam first. Can the Christmas gift of a lifetime convince her? USA TODAY Bestselling Author Marie Ferrarella Previously published as The Cowboy’s Christmas Surprise and A Texas Soldier’s Christmas

The Encyclopedia of Country Music

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199920834

Category: Music

Page: 640

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Immediately upon publication in 1998, the Encyclopedia of Country Music became a much-loved reference source, prized for the wealth of information it contained on that most American of musical genres. Countless fans have used it as the source for answers to questions about everything from country's first commercially successful recording, to the genre's pioneering music videos, to what conjunto music is. This thoroughly revised new edition includes more than 1,200 A-Z entries covering nine decades of history and artistry, from the Carter Family recordings of the 1920s to the reign of Taylor Swift in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Compiled by a team of experts at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the encyclopedia has been brought completely up-to-date, with new entries on the artists who have profoundly influenced country music in recent years, such as the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban. The new edition also explores the latest and most critical trends within the industry, shedding light on such topics as the digital revolution, the shifting politics of country music, and the impact of American Idol (reflected in the stardom of Carrie Underwood). Other essays cover the literature of country music, the importance of Nashville as a music center, and the colorful outfits that have long been a staple of the genre. The volume features hundreds of images, including a photo essay of album covers; a foreword by country music superstar Vince Gill (the winner of twenty Grammy Awards); and twelve fascinating appendices, ranging from lists of awards to the best-selling country albums of all time. Winner of the Best Reference Award from the Popular Culture Association "Any serious country music fan will treasure this authoritative book." --The Seattle Times "A long-awaited, major accomplishment, which educators, historians and students, broadcasters and music writers, artists and fans alike, will welcome and enjoy." --The Nashville Musician "Should prove a valuable resource to those who work in the country music business. But it's also an entertaining read for the music's true fans." --Houston Chronicle "This big, handsome volume spans the history of country music, listing not only artists and groups but also important individuals and institutions." --San Francisco Examiner "Promises to be the definitive historical and biographical work on the past eight decades of country music. Well written and heavily illustratedan unparalleled work, worth its price and highly recommended." --Library Journal

Rock the Nation

Author: Roberto Avant-Mier

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441167978

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Rock the Nation analyzes Latino/a identity through rock 'n' roll music and its deep Latin/o history. By linking rock music to Latinos and to music from Latin America, the author argues that Latin/o music, people, and culture have been central to the development of rock music as a major popular music form, in spite of North American racial logic that marginalizes Latino/as as outsiders, foreigners, and always exotic. According to the author, the Latin/o Rock Diaspora illuminates complex identity issues and interesting paradoxes with regard to identity politics, such as nationalism. Latino/as use rock music for assimilation to mainstream North American culture, while in Latin America, rock music in Spanish is used to resist English and the hegemony of U.S. culture. Meanwhile, singing in English and adopting U.S. popular culture allows youth to resist the hegemonic nationalisms of their own countries. Thus, throughout the Americas, Latino/as utilize rock music for assimilation to mainstream national culture(s), for resistance to the hegemony of dominant culture(s), and for mediating the negotiation of Latino/a identities.

Listen to the Blues! Exploring a Musical Genre

Author: James E. Perone

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440866155

Category: Music

Page: 240

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Listen to the Blues! Exploring A Musical Genre provides an overview of this distinctly American musical genre for fans of the blues and curious readers alike, with a focus on 50 must-hear artists, albums, and subgenres • Provides a well-rounded view of the blues genre in the 50 "must-hear" examples, some of which might not be expected • Goes well beyond the typical biographically based books on the blues in the chapters on the impact of the blues on popular culture and the legacy of the genre • Places the genre in the context of the wider narrative of African American life, and as an extension of African rhetorical traditions

The Nurse's Role in Promoting Optimal Health of Older Adults

Author: Jean W Lange

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803629273

Category: Medical

Page: 443

View: 7605


Awarded a 2012 AJN Book of the Year Award! Why focus on the negative aspects of growing old while most older adults are leading positive, fulfilling, and active lives even while dealing with the changes associated with aging and chronic illnesses? Promote healthy aging; learn what it means to age successfully; and develop the tools and resources that can optimize well-being during the later years in life with the guidance you'll find inside. The author, a nationally recognized expert in the field of gerontology addresses the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of older adults based on a holistic, mid-range nursing theory of successful aging. Contributions from healthcare professionals in exercise physiology, nutrition, pharmacy and elder law help you understand how these disciplines work together to benefit patients.

The Greater Generation

Author: Leonard Steinhorn

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429909234

Category: History

Page: 336

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The Greatest Generation gets credit for winning World War II and braving the Depression. But the Baby Boomers? All they get credit for is knowing how to order a tall skim double latte. What really is the true legacy of the Boomers? Summoning the amazing sea changes they've made in American culture, this controversial book recasts the much-maligned Boomers as a Greater Generation with a lasting legacy of tolerance and equality for all. Farewell, Donna Reed: "For women, the Baby Boom era has been one of breathtaking change—in a single generation American women have effected one of the greatest social metamorphoses in recorded history. What women are able to do today would have been unimaginable four or five decades ago, at best the stuff of utopian fantasy or science fiction." Not Only Women: "The egalitarian norms of the Baby Boom have deeply changed men and will continue to do so for generations to come." Diversity as a Moral Value: For too long, America denied blacks, gays, and other minorities their dignity and rights, but in the Boomer era we have enlarged the melting pot to include those once scorned and excluded. Boomers have led a culture war "to upend the rigid social structure of the Fifties and challenge centuries of entrenched norms and attitudes about race, ethnicity, religion, and sexuality." The Greening of America: Under Boomers, environmental protection has become a powerful new norm in American society. No longer do we tolerate toxic run-offs and progress at any cost. A Freer, More Open Society: Personal freedom, tolerance, openness, transparency, and equality—these are the values of the Baby Boom era, and we live them daily at home, work, school, and in our many relationships. The old ways—the prejudice, narrowmindedness, restrictive sex roles, smoke-filled rooms, double standards, rigid hierarchies—are going, going, gone thanks to Baby Boomers. The media have it wrong: You don't need to fight a war to be a great generation. America today is far more open, inclusive, and equal than at any time in our history, and Boomers are the foot soldiers who made it happen. The Greater Generation tells their remarkable story. "The Greater Generation is a timely, passionate defense of the Baby Boom generation. . . . Leonard Steinhorn reminds us of the essential liberal spirit that defined the Boomers and how they changed our country for the better. In doing so, he illuminates the critical issues that continue to challenge them and their children." —Joe Conason, bestselling author of Big Lies and The Hunting of the President "The Baby Boom generation changed the heart and soul of America. Leonard Steinhorn's The Greater Generation shows us how much better off we all are as a result." —Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class "Steinhorn has written a smart and inspirational book that will be a boost to all Boomers, and will show their children why Mom and Dad know best." —Iris Krasnow, author of Surrendering to Marriage "In contrast to their parents' idealized standing as the ‘greatest generation,' Boomers have been gamely diminished as the ‘worst generation.' And this book shouts ENOUGH!" —Brent Green, author of Marketing to Leading-Edge Baby Boomers

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2018

Author: Harris M. Lentz III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476636559

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 439

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The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2018, including movie icon Burt Reynolds, “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, celebrity chef and food critic Anthony Bourdain, bestselling novelist Anita Shreve and influential Chicago blues artist Otis Rush. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers, animals and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2018 are included. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers. Books in this annual series are available dating to 1994—a subscription is available for future volumes.