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Beale Street

Author : John A. Elkington
ISBN : 9781625843951
Genre : History
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A vibrant tribute to the rich and unique culture of Memphis, Beale Street is the most visited tourist attraction in Tennessee. But just like the soulful blues ballads that call Beale home, the history of this downtown district echoes with hardship and heartache. From the transcendent sounds of W.C. Handy to the rubble of crumbling buildings and a miraculous rebirth, Beale Street has undergone many incarnations. In this remarkable firsthand account, author John Elkington takes readers on an incredible journey of revitalization that few believed possible when he embarked upon the task in the early 1980s. Step inside the drama of politics, the exhausting planning stages, collapsing landmarks and the hunt for the great B.B. King, and witness a living testament to the power of devotion and the enchantment of revival.

Food Lovers Guide To Memphis

Author : Pamela Denney
ISBN : 9780762790869
Genre : Travel
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The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings The ultimate guides to the food scene in their respective states or regions, these books provide the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Engagingly written by local authorities, they are a one-stop for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including: • Favorite restaurants and landmark eateries • Farmers markets and farm stands • Specialty food shops, markets and products • Food festivals and culinary events • Places to pick your own produce • Recipes from top local chefs • The best cafes, taverns, wineries, and brewpubs

Memphis Barbecue

Author : Craig David Meek
ISBN : 9781625850669
Genre : Travel
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Memphis is equal parts music and food--the products of a community marked with grit and resiliency. The city's blues and soul music have lifted spirits, while barbecue has been a serious business ever since pork first entered the culinary landscape of Memphis with Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, who brought the New World its first herd of pigs. Succulent pulled pork and ribs have become part of the fabric of life in the River City, and today they are cooked up in kitchens ranging from the internationally acclaimed, like Corky's, to the humblest of roadside dives. Told through the history of its barbecue is the story of the city of Memphis, from legendary joints like Leonard's Barbecue, where Elvis Presley hosted private parties, to lesser-known places like William's Bar-B-Q in the West Memphis, Arkansas neighborhood where wild, late-night blues juke joints served as a red-light district across the river from Beale Street in the 1950s and '60s. Sink your teeth into this rich history chock-full of interviews and insights from the city's finest pitmasters and 'cue gurus who continue the long tradition of creating art with meat and flame.

Urban Land

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105028734080
Genre : City planning
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History News

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ISBN : UCSC:32106020072549
Genre : United States
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Lessons On Destroying The World

Author : Gene Gant
ISBN : 9781627987929
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Micah McGhee has struggled all his life against prejudice and abuse. Forced to drop out of school after the death of his mother, Micah works full time to support himself and his alcoholic father. One night, on his way home from a party, Micah’s hard life ends when he’s beaten to death by a street gang. Three days later, Micah awakens with godlike abilities granted by the alien device that resurrected him. His work helping the downtrodden and performing miracles soon earns him worldwide attention—including the notice of conservative Reverend Vaughn Titus. Micah’s friends, devout Christians Antonio and Monica, along with Reverend Titus, urge Micah to use the power of the artifact to impose Biblical rule on the world. But Micah is all too familiar with how Christian law treats LGBT people, and he opposes the idea. When Antonio, Monica, and Reverend Titus gain access to the device, Micah must risk everything to stop them from forcing their religion onto everyone on earth.

Goin Back To Memphis

Author : James Dickerson
ISBN : UOM:39015040645387
Genre : Blues (Music)
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Written by a practicing musician, Goin' Back to Memphis is the first comprehensive history of Memphis musicmaking as it developed over the past 100 years, told in the words of the performers, record producers, and composers themselves. 75 photos.

Enzyklop Die Des Blues

Author : Gérard Herzhaft
ISBN : 3854451326
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Der Gefrorene Rabbi

Author : Steve Stern
ISBN : 9783641053185
Genre : Fiction
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Eine scharfsinnige Gesellschaftssatire, eine skurrile Zeitreise und ein spannender Familienroman Beim Durchwühlen der Gefriertruhe stößt der gelangweilte Teenager Bernie Karp zwischen Tiefkühlpizzas und Koteletts zufällig auf einen Eisblock, in dem ein bärtiger alter Mann eingefroren ist. Ein Rabbi, wie seine ebenso gelangweilten Eltern ihm erklären, der innerhalb der Familie als eine Art Talisman über Generationen weitergereicht wurde. Bei einem Stromausfall geschieht das Unglaubliche: Der Rabbi taut auf und erwacht zu neuem Leben. Der aus der Zeit gefallene heilige Mann entwickelt ungeahnte Energien und entdeckt lukrative Entfaltungsmöglichkeiten in der modernen Welt. Während der Rabbi in einem Einkaufszentrum das „Haus der Erleuchtung” gründet und gestressten Managern und frustrierten Hausfrauen das Seelenheil verkauft, glaubt Bernie, endlich einen Sinn in seinem Leben gefunden zu haben. Er findet nach und nach heraus, wie der gefrorene Geistliche von einem polnischen Schtetl des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts in eine Gefriertruhe im Memphis der Gegenwart geraten ist, und will das Familienerbe bewahren. Doch der Rabbi macht nichts als Ärger. Der vielfach preisgekrönte Autor gilt als legitimer Nachfolger von Isaac Bashevis Singer.

The Gramophone

Author : Sir Compton Mackenzie
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004287400
Genre : Phonograph
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