Dressed in Dreams by Tanisha C. Ford

Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion by Tanisha C. Ford
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Overview: One of Essence’s "10 Books We’re Dying To Toss Into Our Summer Totes" • One of The Philadelphia Inquirer’s "Big Summer Books for 2019"
From sneakers to leather jackets, a bold, witty, and deeply personal dive into Black America’s closet

In this highly engaging book, fashionista and pop culture expert Tanisha C. Ford investigates Afros and dashikis, go-go boots and hotpants of the sixties, hip hop’s baggy jeans and bamboo earrings, and the #BlackLivesMatter-inspired hoodies of today.

The history of these garments is deeply intertwined with Ford’s story as a black girl coming of age in a Midwestern rust belt city. She experimented with the Jheri curl; discovered how wearing the wrong color tennis shoes at the roller rink during the drug and gang wars of the 1980s could get you beaten; and rocked oversized, brightly colored jeans and Timberlands at an elite boarding school where the white upper crust wore conservative wool shift dresses.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Drive-Thru Dreams by Adam Chandler

A Land of Dreams by Patrick Mannion

A Land of Dreams: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Irish in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Maine, 1880-1923 by Patrick Mannion
Requirements: .PDF reader, 7 MB
Overview: Wherever they settled, immigrants from Ireland and their descendants shaped and reshaped their understanding of being Irish in response to circumstances in both the old and new worlds. In A Land of Dreams, Patrick Mannion analyzes and compares the evolution of Irish identity in three communities on the prow of northeastern North America: St John’s, Newfoundland, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Portland, Maine, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These three port cities, home to diverse Irish populations in different stages of development and in different national contexts, provide a fascinating setting for a study of intergenerational ethnicity. Mannion traces how Irishness could, at certain points, form the basis of a strong, cohesive identity among Catholics of Irish descent, while at other times it faded into the background. Although there was a consistent, often romantic gaze across the Atlantic to the old land, many of the organizations that helped mediate large-scale public engagement with the affairs of Ireland – especially Irish nationalist associations – spread from further west on the North American mainland. Irish ethnicity did not, therefore, develop in isolation, but rather as a result of a complex interplay of local, regional, national, and transnational networks. This volume shows that despite a growing generational distance, Ireland remained "a land of dreams" for many immigrants and their descendants. They were connected to a transnational Irish diaspora well into the twentieth century.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams by Donald Bogle

Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood by Donald Bogle
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 623 MB
Overview: In Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams, Donald Bogle tells – for the first time – the story of a place both mythic and real: Black Hollywood. Spanning 60 years, this deliciously entertaining history uncovers the audacious manner in which many blacks made a place for themselves in an industry that originally had no place for them.
Through interviews and the personal recollections of Hollywood luminaries, Bogle pieces together a remarkable history that remains largely obscure to this day. We discover that Black Hollywood was a place distinct from the studio-system-dominated Tinseltown – a world unto itself, with unique rules and social hierarchy. It had its own talent scouts and media, its own watering holes, elegant hotels, and fashionable nightspots, and of course its own glamorous and brilliant personalities.
Along with famous actors including Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Hattie McDaniel (whose home was among Hollywood’s most exquisite), and, later, the stunningly beautiful Lena Horne and the fabulously gifted Sammy Davis Jr., we meet the likes of heartthrob James Edwards, whose promising career was derailed by whispers of an affair with Lana Turner, and the mysterious Madame Sul-Te-Wan, who shared a close lifelong friendship with pioneering director D. W. Griffith. But Bogle also looks at other members of the black community – from the white stars’ black servants, who had their own money and prestige, to gossip columnists, hairstylists, and architects – and at the world that grew up around them along Central Avenue, the Harlem of the West.
In the tradition of Hortense Powdermaker’s classic Hollywood: The Dream Factory and Neal Gabler’s An Empire of Their Own, in Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams, Donald Bogle re-creates a vanished world that left an indelible mark on Hollywood – and on all of America.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams by Donald Bogle

Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams: The Story of Black Hollywood by Donald Bogle
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 623 MB
Overview: In Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams, Donald Bogle tells – for the first time – the story of a place both mythic and real: Black Hollywood. Spanning 60 years, this deliciously entertaining history uncovers the audacious manner in which many blacks made a place for themselves in an industry that originally had no place for them.
Through interviews and the personal recollections of Hollywood luminaries, Bogle pieces together a remarkable history that remains largely obscure to this day. We discover that Black Hollywood was a place distinct from the studio-system-dominated Tinseltown – a world unto itself, with unique rules and social hierarchy. It had its own talent scouts and media, its own watering holes, elegant hotels, and fashionable nightspots, and of course its own glamorous and brilliant personalities.
Along with famous actors including Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Hattie McDaniel (whose home was among Hollywood’s most exquisite), and, later, the stunningly beautiful Lena Horne and the fabulously gifted Sammy Davis Jr., we meet the likes of heartthrob James Edwards, whose promising career was derailed by whispers of an affair with Lana Turner, and the mysterious Madame Sul-Te-Wan, who shared a close lifelong friendship with pioneering director D. W. Griffith. But Bogle also looks at other members of the black community – from the white stars’ black servants, who had their own money and prestige, to gossip columnists, hairstylists, and architects – and at the world that grew up around them along Central Avenue, the Harlem of the West.
In the tradition of Hortense Powdermaker’s classic Hollywood: The Dream Factory and Neal Gabler’s An Empire of Their Own, in Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams, Donald Bogle re-creates a vanished world that left an indelible mark on Hollywood – and on all of America.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Histories Of Dreams And Dreaming: An Interdisciplinary …

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Tortured Dreams

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Only In My Dreams By Kyra Keeley

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Dreams Interpreted by Lizzie Cornwall

Dreams Interpreted: A Bedside Handbook Explaining Everything from Accordions and Acorns to Zebras and Zippers by Lizzie Cornwall
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 47,8 MB
Overview: A Perfect Resource for Analyzing and Interpreting All Kinds of Dreams! What did you last dream of? Were you soaring above city skyscrapers? Or perhaps you were dancing with hippopotamuses wearing hula skirts? This handy guide, which contains an A-Z of dream descriptions and their meanings, as well as fascinating facts about the brain and sleep, will help you to pinpoint what your unconscious mind is trying to tell you. It will teach you what various dreams mean.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Number Theory: Dreaming In Dreams : Proceedings …

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Android Dreams by Toby Walsh

Android Dreams: The Past, Present and Future of Artificial Intelligence by Toby Walsh
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Overview: The development of thinking machines is an adventure as bold and ambitious as any that humans have attempted. And the truth is that Artificial Intelligence is already an indispensable part of our daily lives. Without it, Google wouldn’t have answers and your smartphone would just be a phone. But how will AI change society by 2050? Will it destroy jobs? Or even pose an existential threat? Android Dreams is a lively exploration of how AI will transform our societies, economies and selves. From robot criminals to cyber healthcare, and a sky full of empty planes
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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The Edge of Dreams by Rhys Bowen

The Edge of Dreams by Rhys Bowen (Molly Murphy #14)
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 275 MB
Overview: Molly Murphy Sullivan’s husband, Daniel, a captain in the New York City police force, is stumped. He’s chasing a murderer whose victims have nothing in common – nothing except for the taunting notes that are delivered to Daniel after each murder. And when Daniel receives a note immediately after Molly and her young son, Liam, are in a terrible train crash, Daniel and Molly both begin to fear that maybe Molly herself was the target. Molly’s detective instincts are humming, but finding the time to dig deeper into this case is a challenge. She’s healing from injuries sustained in the crash and is sidetracked by her friends Sid and Gus’ most recent hobby: dream analysis. And when Molly herself starts suffering from strange dreams, she wonders if they just might hold the key to solving Daniel’s murder case.

Rhys Bowen’s characteristic blend of atmospheric turn-of-the-century history, clever plotting, and sparkling characters will delight readers in The Edge of Dreams, the latest in her best-selling Molly Murphy series.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Mystery

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Dreams by Kelly Bulkeley

Dreams: A Reader on Religious, Cultural and Psychological Dimensions of Dreaming by Kelly Bulkeley
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Overview: This innovative collection covers the dream beliefs and practices of various religious and cultural traditions; the dream experiences and theories of particular individuals; and the methods used to investigate and understand dreaming. Contributors include Wendy Doniger, Barbara Tedlock, George Lakoff, J. Allan Hobson, Frederick Crews, Thomas Gregor, Bertram Cohler, and several other leading scholars in religious studies, anthropology, and psychology. Issues of gender, power, sexuality, language, truth, mysticism, healing, consciousness, modernization, the boundaries of Western Science, and the role of personal experience in scholarship are examined.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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