Sing

  • Auteur: Joe Raposo
  • ISBN: 1466844426
  • Date de sortie: 2013-05-28
  • Collection: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Total Download: 8804
  • Total Read: 5443

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"Sing! Sing a song. Sing out loud, sing out strong." So begins a song first made popular on Sesame Street, then interpreted by singers of every style, from Gloria Estefan to the Dixie Chicks to R.E.M., as well as famous personalities such as Conan O'Brien, Katie Couric, Nathan Lane, and Liam Neeson. Now, bestselling children's book illustrator Tom Lichtenheld has put a visual story to this timeless and universal song that celebrates perseverance, self-expression, and the power of music to help each of us find our voice. Digital downloads of three songs are included with book purchase: "Sing!" "Somebody Come and Play," and "One of These Things." Music by Joe Raposo. Songs performed by Becca Kauffman with The Midnight Sun Ensemble.

Sing On

  • Auteur: Rick Abbot
  • ISBN: 9780573692710
  • Date de sortie: 1991-01-01
  • Collection: Samuel French, Inc.
  • Total Download: 8761
  • Total Read: 4139

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Newjack

  • Auteur: Ted Conover
  • ISBN: 9781400033096
  • Date de sortie: 2010-01-20
  • Collection: Vintage
  • Total Download: 1149
  • Total Read: 9116

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Acclaimed journalist Ted Conover sets a new standard for bold, in-depth reporting in this first-hand account of life inside the penal system at Sing Sing. When Ted Conover’s request to shadow a recruit at the New York State Corrections Officer Academy was denied, he decided to apply for a job as a prison officer himself. The result is an unprecedented work of eyewitness journalism: the account of Conover's year-long passage into storied Sing Sing prison as a rookie guard, or "newjack." As he struggles to become a good officer, Conover angers inmates, dodges blows, and attempts, in the face of overwhelming odds, to balance decency with toughness. Through his insights into the harsh culture of prison, the grueling and demeaning working conditions of the officers, and the unexpected ways the job encroaches on his own family life, we begin to see how our burgeoning prison system brutalizes everyone connected with it. An intimate portrait of a world few readers have ever experienced, Newjack is a haunting journey into a dark undercurrent of American life.

Sing Sing

  • Auteur: Denis Brian
  • ISBN: 1615925449
  • Date de sortie:
  • Collection: Prometheus Books
  • Total Download: 1373
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...an excellent history for anyone interested in the history of prisons and prison reform in America.- Publishers WeeklyAmerica's most notorious prison is also America's most mysterious. Denis Brian's book figuratively opens the gates of Sing Sing and permits readers to learn the tales locked inside the confines of this famous prison and meet the remarkable array of inhabitants, keepers, and luminaries connected with its two-century history.- James McGrath Morris, author of The Rose Man of Sing Sing and Jailhouse JournalismProvides a penetrating, unforgettable look into the horrors as well as the acts of kindness and generosity that make the true story of Sing Sing so compelling.- Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man WalkingIt is impossible to read this book and still be in favor of capital punishment.- Frederik Osborne, Grandson of Sing Sing Warden Thomas Mott Osborne, and President of the Osborne Association, which works to improve the criminal justice system.On May 14, 1825, one hundred mute, dispirited convict-laborers disembarked from steamers at Mount Pleasant, New York. They had been transported in chains nearly three hundred miles from Auburn Prison in upstate New York for the purpose of constructing a new maximum-security prison near a village on the Hudson. Wielding pick axes and shovels, they worked under brutal supervision for five years, building the grim structure out of the rock underfoot, rusty scrap iron, and granite from a local quarry. Overseeing their slave labor was the sadistic Elam Lynds, formerly the warden in Auburn and soon to be the first master of Sing Sing prison.So begins Denis Brian's gripping history of one of America's most notorious prisons. For most of the 19th century Sing Sing was a bastion of inhumane treatment, where guards made every effort to break the spirit of inmates by a fanatic rule of silence enforced by shockingly brutal punishments and tortures-floggings with metal-tipped whips, the Chinese water cure, the Cage, the Crucifix, the Ball and Chain, and more. In 1891, Sing Sing witnessed its first electrocution, which was reportedly a terrible fiasco. This was followed by 613 additional electrocutions of both men and women. In addition, we learn that electricity genius Thomas Edison was a great proponent of this method.Based on extensive research with original sources, Brian's narrative covers every period of the prison's checkered history, from the awful conditions of the 19th century to the relative improvements of the 20th century to today. In 1920, a dramatic turnaround occurred, when one of criminology's most progressive wardens, Lewis Lawes, took over. In command for twenty-one years, Lawes-who believed in reforming prisoners, not just punishing them-brought almost miraculous changes for the better.During the 20th century Sing Sing held such infamous prisoners as members of Murder Incorporated, the Lonely Hearts Killers, Albert the cannibal Fish, Lucky Luciano, Louis Lepke, and Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Brian recounts their stories and throws in cameos of such diverse visiting luminaries as Harry Houdini, Arthur Conan Doyle, Johnny Cash, John Cheever, and Mother Teresa. Sing Sing has witnessed it all: from daring, ingenious escapes and the first blood donations by prisoners to inmates volunteering to be injected with syphilis in the interest of medical science.Brian's story ends with a glimpse of Sing Sing in the recent past and today, based on his interviews with the present warden, Brian Fischer; prison guards; a prison psychiatrist; and the daughter of Sing Sing's last executioner.A must for fans of true crime, criminology, and urban American history, Brian's powerfully told story is both a dramatic page-turner and a definitive history.Denis Brian is the widely acclaimed author of Einstein: A Life, Genius Talk, and The True Gen: An Intimate Portrait of Hemingway by Those Who Knew Him, among other works.

Make it Sing Other Poems

  • Auteur: Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye
  • ISBN: 9789966466471
  • Date de sortie: 1998-01
  • Collection: East African Publishers
  • Total Download: 3752
  • Total Read: 9918

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The author is a prolific and well-respected Kenyan writer. Here she has collected some of her oldest and newest poetry, selected as representing the best body of her work. Marrying simple and complex images, she examines salient issues such as freedom, identity, violence, displacement and the place of the arts in life. In all some twenty-four poems are included grouped around four main themes: Poets' Poetry; Crossing Over; Songs of Freedom; and Public Events.

Sing for Freedom

  • Auteur: Julian Bond
  • ISBN: 1588381935
  • Date de sortie: 2008-03-01
  • Collection: NewSouth Books
  • Total Download: 5760
  • Total Read: 6001

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Two classic collections of freedom songs by historians Guy and Candie Carawan are reprinted here in a single edition. Includes a major new introduction by the editors, as well as words and music to original songs from the Civil Rights movement.

Teach Yourself to Sing

  • Auteur: Karen Farnum Surmani
  • ISBN: 9780882846651
  • Date de sortie: 1995
  • Collection: Alfred Music Publishing
  • Total Download: 3660
  • Total Read: 3322

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Learn at your own pace with this proven course for beginners. Learn proper breathing, posture, and warm-up techniques that will keep you singing for a lifetime with confidence and in a variety of styles. Includes practice exercises, demonstrations by professional singers and motivating accompaniments to sing along with.
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