By Michael Varhola, Randy Holderfield
This "History at a Glance" volume presents a huge amount of information in a small space, including many facts and figures that will be new even to dedicated readers.
D-Day As They Saw It
By Jon E. Lewis
It was going to be the greatest amphibious operation of all time claimed Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, the naval commander of the Allied invasion of Normandy. He did not exaggerate, for the Allied fleet consisted of over 5,000 craft and had by the end of 'the longest day' landed 156,000 men and breached Hitler's much vaunted defensive wall. Yet dramatic and historic though the events of D-Day were, they were just the opening round of a much bigger and equally remarkable battle for the whole of Normandy that followed for the next ten weeks. Sixty years on, this collection of rare, first-hand accounts tells the story of D-Day and the subsequent battle, in the words of soldiers and civilians on both sides of the war. There are classic soldiers' accounts from the likes of Rommel and Bradley, together with front line reports by the best war correspondents such as Hemingway and Alan Melville.
D.W. All Wet
By Marc Brown
Arthur the Aardvark's little sister D.W. stars in the second book (the first was D.W. Flips) of her own series that features the likable, cheeky young heroine. This time D.W. stands in her sunglasses, robe and broad-brimmed sunhat, and adamantly announces, "I don't like the beach, and I don't like to get wet." She asks to leave the minute she arrives, she won't play and she's afraid of getting sunburned. It's Arthur who helps change D.W.'s mind about the beach by unexpectedly tossing her into very shallow water
D.W. Go To Your Room!
By Marc Brown
When D.W. won't share with her baby sister, Kate, Mom sends D.W. to her room. Her ten-minute time-out seems like forever! At first D.W. sulks, but as the time ticks by, she starts to worry that her family will completely forget about her. What if she starves? What if they don't love her anymore? Every minute D.W. imagines a wild new scenario as she waits out her punishment. Then, just when she decides she might be better off alone, Kate wins her over with her smile, and her own willingness to share.
D.W. Says Please And Thank You
By Marc Brown
D.W. wants to show her big brother Arthur that she can be perfect! That means having perfect manners. D.W. demonstrates her dining and playground etiquette. She says, 'Excuse me,' and practices good hygiene and hugging. Follow D.W.'s example and you can be perfect too!
D.W. The Picky Eater
By Marc Brown
There's a whole slew of edibles that D.W. finds disgusting, but spinach is at the top of her list. Dining out with her family, she causes a scene when her parents suggest that she give her salad greens a try - no more restaurants for the picky little aardvark after that. Staying home with a sitter is boring, though, so when she hears about her grandmother's birthday dinner at a fancy restaurant, she wants to come, too. She orders the Little Bo Peep Pot Pie, devours it with relish, amazing everybody, including herself, and learns a lesson. The text is spare and funny, and while all the coloured-pencil illustrations reflect Brown's sense of humour and familiarity with the little details of childhood, some are downright hilarious. Charming endpapers feature some of the foods D.W. loves to hate. Although she wears an expression of pure horror when she discovers the main ingredient of her pie, readers will suspect that she'll keep that delicious spinach down and her mind and mouth open to new eating possibilities in the future.
D.W.'S Library Card
By Marc Brown
D.W. can't wait to get a library card, but she has to learn how to write her full name first. She practices and practices, and is finally rewarded with a library card of her very own. But when she tries to find the book she wants, it's gone! Somehow D.W. manages to wait a whole week for the book to be returned, only to hear that she can't damage it or her library card will be taken away - forever!
D.W.'S Perfect Present
By Marc Brown
It's almost Christmas and D.W. can't wait to see her presents. She searches everywhere but the only presents she finds turn out to be for other people! When D.W. remembers that Christmas is a time for sharing, she starts searching for presents she can give rather than receive. With a little time and creativity, D.W. comes up with gifts for each member of her family-and finds that giving is the best present she can receive!
The Da Capo Jazz And Blues Lover's Guide To The U.S.
By Christiane Bird
Where did Charlie Parker first play with Dizzy Gillespie? What are the coolest clubs in Chicago? Which city has the largest jazz museum? Where is Howlin' Wolf buried? The answers can be found in The Da Capo Jazz and Blues Lover's Guide to the U.S. , an insiders look at all the places where jazz and blues live, from national clubs to unmarked holes in the wall, in twenty-five cities and the Mississippi Delta. With the most up-to-date listings for festivals, historic theatres, record stores, and radio stations-plus anecdotes from club owners and musicians,this is the essential "where-to" for jazz and blues fans everywhere.
The Da Capo Book of Rock & Roll
By Clinton Heylin
Since the early days of rock 'n' roll,since Elvis Presley came out of Memphis to startle the world,a whole body of writing has grown up around it, from the album notes to obituaries, from on-the-road insider tales to dissections of the meaning behind the meaning. The Da Capo Book of Rock & Roll Writing presents the very best of this writing, on the best of the music: the Beatles, Elvis, Bruce Springsteen, the Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and countless others. Part history, part literature, part reference book,part hyperbole and part disillusionment, The Da Capo Book of Rock & Roll Writing is an extraordinary tribute to one of the great creative achievements of the century: rock & roll. And where else can you find "The First Tycoon of Teen" by Tom Wolfe "In Which Yet Another Pompous Blowhard Purports to Possess the True Meaning of Punk Rock" by Lester Bangs "What the Sixties Had That the Eighties Don't Have" by Paul Williams "You and the Boss" by Tama Janowitz
Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000
By Douglas Wolk, Peter Guralnick
Welcome to the first volume in an exciting new annual series that celebrates the year's best American writing about music and its culture, as selected by one of the genre's preeminent practitioners. Covering the gamut of contemporary styles,rock, pop, rap, jazz, blues, country,Guralnick has chosen the kind of pieces that send you right to the record store, by both established writers and bright new talents. With thirty selections drawn from more than a hundred sources, including mainstream magazines like the New Yorker , music journals like Spin , and tiny'zines and websites where the scribes of the new century are found, this collection will be indispensable for music lovers and lovers of wonderful writing alike.
Da Capo Best Music Writing 2001
By Ben Schafer, Nick Hornby
Da Capo Best Music Writing 2002
By Jonathan Lethem, Paul Bresnick
It's here: the third and latest volume in the series that you have come to rely upon for your music-reading fix. The 2002 volume will celebrate the year's best writing about music and its culture, as selected by Jonathan Lethem, best-selling novelist, music hound, and self-confessed closet rock-writer. With pieces on a dazzling array of topics from more than a hundred sources, the collection brings you remarkable essays by journalists and authors who are as serious about writing as they are about music. It's required reading for anyone who loves either art. Past contributors have included: David Rakoff Mike Doughty Lorraine Ali Greil Marcus Richard Meltzer Robert Gordon Sarah Vowell Nick Tosches Anthony DeCurtis William Gay Whitney Balliett Lester Bangs Rosanne Cash Susan Orlean Eddie Dean Selwyn Seyfu Hinds Alec Wilkinson David Hajdu
Da Capo Best Music Writing 2003
By Matt Groening, Paul Bresnick
It's here: the fourth and latest volume in the series that you have come to rely upon for your music reading fix. The 2003 volume will celebrate the year's best writing about music and its culture with a selection of pieces on a dazzling array of topics drawn from more than a hundred sources-remarkable essays by journalists and authors who are as serious about writing as they are about music.Past contributors have included:* Jonathan Lethem * David Rakoff * Mike Doughty * Lorraine Ali * Greil Marcus * Richard Meltzer * Robert Gordon * Sarah Vowell * Nick Tosches * Anthony DeCurtis * William Gay * Whitney Balliett * Lester Bangs * Rosanne Cash * Susan Orlean * David Hadju * Lenny Kaye * The Onion * Mark Jacobson * Gary Giddins * John Leland * Luc Sante * Monica Kendrick * Kalefa Sanneh
Da Capo Best Music Writing 2005
By JT LeRoy
Da Capo Best Music Writing has become one of the most eagerly awaited annuals of them all. Celebrating the year in music writing by gathering a rich array of essays, missives, and musings on every style of music from rock to hip-hop to R&B to jazz to pop to blues and more, it is essential reading for anyone who loves great music and accomplished writing. Scribes of every imaginable sort-novelists, poets, journalists, musicians-are gathered to create a multi-voiced snapshot of the year in music writing that, like the music it illuminates, is every bit as thrilling as it is riveting.Past writers have included:Elizabeth MEndez Berry * Ta-Nehisi Coates * Michael Corcoran * Robbie Fulks * Michaelangelo Matos * Alex Ross * Roni Sarig * Joel Selvin * Tour8E * Lynn Hirschberg * Chuck Klosterman * Elizabeth Gilbert * Jay McInerney * Elvis Costello * Susan Orlean * Jonathan Lethem * David Rakoff * Mike Doughty * Lorraine Ali * Greil Marcus * Richard Meltzer * Robert Gordon * Sarah Vowell * Nick Tosches * Anthony DeCurtis * William Gay * Whitney Balliett * Lester Bangs * Rosanne Cash * Eddie Dean * Selwyn Seyfu Hinds * Kate Sullivan * Alec Wilkinson * David Hadju * Lenny Kaye * The Onion * Mark Jacobson * Gary Giddins * John Leland * Luc Sante * Monica Kendrick * Kalefa Sanneh
By Running Press Mini Editions
The Daddy Book
By Todd Parr
Some daddies sing in the showerSome daddies wear two different socksAll daddies want you to be who you are!With his trademark childlike art, Todd Parr celebrates all different kinds of fathers. Whether daddies work far away or at home, or have a lot of hair or just a little hair, they are all lots of fun and filled with love.For the first time in board book format, this is the perfect book for celebrating daddies on Father's Day, and all year round.
By Nancy Tafuri
Little ones love daddy hugs.Feathered hugs... whiskered hugs... cozy hugs.Just-daddy-and-me hugs.All across the woodlands, animal daddies and their little ones cuddle up together. From furry bear hugs to silky hare hugs, Nancy Tafuri celebrates all the hugs that are extra special because they are just-daddy-and-me hugs. A special author's note includes a list of critters to seek and find on each page, along with their scientific names.
Daddy Said A Word I Never Heard
By Scott M. Cohn
Daddies know all kinds of fun words, but how can a kid know which words are good and which ones are BAD? In this refreshingly authentic story that will resonate with every modern family, one little girl takes Daddy's accidental language lessons to school...and learns a very different lesson from her teacher!