The Price of the Ticket

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ISBN: 9780199876440
Release Date: 2012-05-15
Number of pages: 232
Author: Fredrick Harris
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Price of the Ticket in PDF and EPUB The historical significance of Barack Obama's triumph in the presidential election of 2008 scarcely requires comment. Yet it contains an irony: he won a victory as an African American only by denying that he should discuss issues that target the concerns of African Americans. Obama's very success, writes Fredrick Harris, exacted a heavy cost on black politics. In The Price of the Ticket, Harris puts Obama's career in the context of decades of black activism, showing how his election undermined the very movement that made it possible. The path to his presidency began just before passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, when black leaders began to discuss strategies to make the most of their new access to the ballot. Some argued that black voters should organize into a cohesive, independent bloc to promote both targeted and universal polices; others urged a more race-neutral approach, working together with other racial minorities as well as like-minded whites. This has been the fundamental divide within black politics ever since. At first, the gap did not seem serious. But the post-civil-rights era has accelerated a shift towards race-neutral politics. Obama made a point of distancing himself from older race-conscious black leaders, such as Jesse Jackson- and leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus-even though, as Harris shows, he owes much to Jackson's earlier campaigns for the White House. Unquestionably Obama's approach won support among whites, but Harris finds the results troublesome. The social problems targeted by an earlier generation of black politicians--racial disparities in income and education, stratospheric incarceration and unemployment rates--all persist, yet Obama's election, ironically, marginalized those issues, keeping them off the political agenda. Meanwhile, the civil-rights movement's militancy to attack the vestiges of racial inequality is fading. Written by one of America's leading scholars of race and politics, The Price of the Ticket will reshape our understanding of the rise of Barack Obama and the decline of a politics dedicated to challenging racial inequality head on.

The Ticket That Exploded

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ISBN: 0802197205
Release Date: 2011-02-24
Number of pages: 217
Author: William S. Burroughs
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Download and read online The Ticket That Exploded in PDF and EPUB In The Ticket That Exploded, William S. Burroughs’s grand “cut-up” trilogy that starts with The Soft Machine and continues through Nova Express reaches its climax as inspector Lee and the Nova Police engage the Nova Mob in a decisive battle for the planet. Only Burroughs could make such a nightmare vision of scientists and combat troops, of ad men and con men whose deceitful language has spread like an incurable disease be at once so frightening and so enthralling.

The Price of the Ticket

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ISBN: 0312643063
Release Date: 1985-09-15
Number of pages: 690
Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online The Price of the Ticket in PDF and EPUB The works of James Baldwin constitute one of the major contributions to American literature in the twentieth century, and nowhere is this more evident than in The Price of the Ticket, a compendium of nearly fifty years of Baldwin's powerful nonfiction writing. With truth and insight, these personal, prophetic works speak to the heart of the experience of race and identity in the United States. Here are the full texts of Notes of a Native Son, Nobody Knows My Name, The Fire Next Time, No Name in the Street, and The Devil Finds Work, along with dozens of other pieces, ranging from a 1948 review of Raintree Country to a magnificent introduction to this book that, as so many of Mr. Baldwin's works do, combines his intensely private experience with the deepest examination of social interaction between the races. In a way, The Price of the Ticket is an intellectual history of the twentieth-century American experience; in another, it is autobiography of the highest order.

The Ticket

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ISBN: 9781936183739
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 340
Author: Karen Schutte
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

Download and read online The Ticket in PDF and EPUB When Karl Kessel, a turn-of-the century German emigrant, receives an unexpected gift-another man's ticket to travel to America-he leaves behind his young wife and two small sons. Karl boards the KronPrinz Wilhelm, sailing for a country he knows nothing about - except that it promises the opportunity he covets. Arriving in America, Karl becomes obsessed with becoming the owner of a farm-to be his own man.

The Ticket Out

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ISBN: 9781439129043
Release Date: 2010-05-11
Number of pages: 320
Author: Michael Sokolove
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Ticket Out in PDF and EPUB The year was 1979 and the fifteen teenagers on the Crenshaw High Cougars were the most talented team in the history of high school baseball. They were pure ballplayers, sluggers and sweet fielders who played with unbridled joy and breathtaking skill. The national press converged on Crenshaw. So many scouts gravitated to their games that they took up most of the seats in the bleachers. Even the Crenshaw ballfield was a sight to behold -- groomed by the players themselves, picked clean of every pebble, it was the finest diamond in all of inner-city Los Angeles. On the outfield fences, the gates to the outside stayed locked against the danger and distraction of the streets. Baseball, for these boys, was hope itself. They had grown up with the notion that it could somehow set things right -- a vague, unexpressed, but persistent hope that even if life was rigged, baseball might be fair. And for a while it seemed they were right. Incredibly, most of of this team -- even several of the boys who sat on the bench -- were drafted into professional baseball. Two of them, Darryl Strawberry and Chris Brown, would reunite as teammates on a National League All-Star roster. But Michael Sokolove's The Ticket Out is more a story of promise denied than of dreams fulfilled. Because in Sokolove's brilliantly reported poignant and powerful tale, the lives of these gifted athletes intersect with the realities of being poor, urban, and black in America. What happened to these young men is a harsh reminder of the ways inspiration turns to frustration when the bats and balls are stowed and the crowd's applause dies down. Just as Friday Night Lights portrayed the impact of high school sports on the life of a Texas community, and There Are No Children Here examined the viselike grip of poverty on minority youngsters, The Ticket Out presents an unforgettable tale of families grasping for opportunities, of athletes praying for one chance to make it big, of all of us hoping that the will to succeed can triumph over the demons haunting our city streets.

The Book of Mormon

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ISBN: 0062234943
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Number of pages: 224
Author: Trey Parker
Publisher: Newmarket Press

Download and read online The Book of Mormon in PDF and EPUB Hello. I would like to share with you the most amazing book. In celebration of the making of The Book of Mormon, the authors, production team, and entire original cast recount their experiences as they grew their show from the initial idea to opening night on Broadway. With the complete book and lyrics annotated by the full creative team and cast, along with more than 700 photographs and illustrations, they share the journey that began one night in a Manhattan bar and culminated seven years later in the achievement that is The Book of Mormon.

Ticket Masters

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ISBN: 9781101580554
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Number of pages: 400
Author: Dean Budnick
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Ticket Masters in PDF and EPUB “A clear, comprehensive look at a murky business.” —The Wall Street Journal Your favorite band has just announced their nationwide tour. Should you pay to join their fan club and get in on the pre-sale? No, you decide to wait. But the on-sale date arrives, and the site is jammed. You can’t get on—and the concert is sold out in six minutes. What happened? What now? Music journalists Dean Budnick and Josh Baron chronicle the behind-the-scenes history of the modern concert industry. Filled with entertaining rock-and-roll anecdotes about The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam, and more—and charting the emergence of players like Ticketmaster, StubHub, Live Nation, and Outbox—Ticket Masters will transfix every concertgoer who wonders just where the price of admission really goes. This edition has an updated epilogue that covers recent industry developments.

The Ticket

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ISBN: 9781933771687
Release Date: 2009-06
Number of pages: 281
Author: Scott Boyter
Publisher: BenBella Books

Download and read online The Ticket in PDF and EPUB For and about the Dallas cumulus radio sports talk giant that has dominated Arbitron ratings in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for 15 years. On the occasion of The Ticket's 15th year anniversary, hardcore fans of The Ticket finally have a book revealing all the history and behind-the-scenes hi-jinks of the station they have come to obsess over. The true story of how Mike Rhyner, Craig Miller, George Dunham and Greg Williams evolved from press box yuk monkeys to forming the core of one of the US's most popular radio stations is a must read for every P1.

The Ticket to Harmony

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ISBN: 1883787009
Release Date: 1994-04-01
Number of pages: 94
Author: William M. Ross

Download and read online The Ticket to Harmony in PDF and EPUB Madeline isn't happy about moving in with her stepfather and three stepsisters--who are no happier about it than she is--until she finds a train ticket in a book and travels to Harmony, a now-deserted nearby town, where it is 1910, and she makes friends w

The Ticket Out

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ISBN: 9780544026896
Release Date: 2012-04-17
Number of pages: 352
Author: Helen Knode
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Ticket Out in PDF and EPUB Ann Whitehead is sick of her job. She's a movie critic for a counterculture rag in Los Angeles and she needs a break badly. Instead of a break, she gets a murder. A woman dies in Ann's bathtub: the victim is a film school grad and Industry hopeful. It's the kind of story Ann was born to write, but the disgraced LAPD detective leading the investigation is determined to stop her. The search for the killer turns into a search for the victim's missing script, the story of another woman murdered in 1944. Suddenly there are two killers, and a complicated conspiracy spanning decades. Ann is smack in the middle and everyone she meets wants into the film business--whatever the price. There's never been a thriller hitched as brilliantly to the new underbelly of Hollywood as this one. Helen Knode is a startling and original voice.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two Special Rehearsal Edition

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ISBN: 9781781106945
Release Date: 2016-07-31
Number of pages: 320
Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Pottermore

Download and read online Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two Special Rehearsal Edition in PDF and EPUB Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play received its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

The E Ticket

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ISBN: 0997434902
Release Date: 2016-06-04
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The Price of the Ticket A Novel

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ISBN: 9781468311983
Release Date: 2015-04-21
Number of pages: 320
Author: Jim Nisbet
Publisher: The Overlook Press

Download and read online The Price of the Ticket A Novel in PDF and EPUB Pauley’s done a few bad things in his life. He’s been around the block quite a few times, spending most of his life inside the block. But now, age 52, he’s got an honest job making high-class torture racks and other exquisite playthings for an S&M outfit in downtown San Francisco. His only real problem is he needs a new set of wheels and he’s going to pick one up today, a beat up Ford from one Martin Seam. Sometimes a ticket to Hell only costs $600 . . . nonrefundable, of course.

The Ticket

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ISBN: 9781626945692
Release Date: 2016-12-03
Number of pages: 310
Author: Fred Shackelford
Publisher: BlackOpalBooks

Download and read online The Ticket in PDF and EPUB Channing Booker, a compulsive gambler, drug abuser, and philanderer whose marriage is failing, finally gets lucky and wins the Mega Millions lottery. Expecting an imminent divorce, and hoping to hide his new fortune from his wife Susan, Channing devises a scheme to have a friend claim the $241-million jackpot and secretly return the money to Channing after the divorce is final. But Susan flees with all of her possessions, including the rare book in which Channing hid the winning lottery ticket. With time running out before the lottery ticket expires, Channing launches a desperate search to find Susan, but she’s covered her tracks well, fearing his retribution. In need of money to fund her furtive new lifestyle, Susan begins selling off her worldly goods, including her rare books, unleashing a chain of events that puts not only her life in danger, but that of her new love as well…

Just the Ticket

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ISBN: 095174741X
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Author: David Terry
Publisher: Just the Ticket by D S Terry

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