Wink: The Incredible Life and Epic Journey of Jimmy by Ed Hotaling

By Ed Hotaling

"One of the main impressive tales in activities historical past can also be one in all its least recognized. Jimmy Winkfield was once a talented jockey and a remarkably intrepid guy, and his existence was once a novel event. His is a narrative of patience, hassle, and triumph, and it may be lengthy remembered."—Laura Hillenbrand, writer of Seabiscuit: An American Legend "In the complete sweep of yankee activities, from the times of a roistering John L. Sullivan within the nineteenth Century throughout the Tiger Woods phenomenon of the twenty first, no determine made a bolder and extra unique odyssey of his existence than Jimmy Winkfield, the bad son of former slaves whose brilliance as a jockey bore him from the winner's circle on the Kentucky Derby to the royal courts of Czarist Russia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire and from Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany to the salons of Paris. In Wink, writer Ed Hotaling skilfully stories and chronicles Winkfield's battles opposed to racism within the New World--his braveness and bold in escaping that almost all implacable of foes--and his good fortune and upward push to glory as a rider after which a coach within the previous international. the story of Wink is an illuminating and encouraging read." —William Nack, writer of Secretariat: The Making of a Champion, and My Turf: Horses, Boxers, Blood funds and the wearing existence "It is outstanding sufficient that Jimmy Winkfield grew to become a dominant strength in American horse racing part a century ahead of Jackie Robinson took the sector for the Brooklyn Dodgers. yet this two-time Kentucky Derby–winner's adventures after leaving to race in a foreign country make his tale the entire extra compelling. Ed Hotaling has a fabulous story to inform. this can be the stuff of significant nonfiction."—Douglas Brinkley, writer of journey of responsibility: John Kerry and the Vietnam conflict "In this advantageous booklet, Ed Hotaling provides the feel of a wealthy person lifestyles to what his earlier paintings has already informed us in regards to the nice black jockeys of a century ago."—Henry Louis Gates, Jr., bestselling writer, Chair of the dep. of African and African American stories and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American study at Harvard collage

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The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, Fourth Edition by Michael R. Peres

By Michael R. Peres

Да, это действительно так - я люблю цифровую фотографию. Я не мог даже предположить, что с покупкой цифрового фотоаппарата моя жизнь так сильно изменится. Разумеется, я и раньше снимал обычным фотоаппаратом, но за один год с цифровиком я сделал больше удачных снимков лучшего качества, чем за всю предыдущую жизнь. У меня появилась огромная свобода творчества - фотоаппарат, компьютер и принтер - вот практически все что необходимо. Правда, нужны еще программы - за год я испробовал их множество. Программы позволяют мне сделать свои фотографии ярче, контрастнее, выразительнее, удалить "ненужные" предметы, попавшие в кадр, и добавить "нужные" - создав коллаж, превратить фотографии в акварель или пастель, делать из фотографий слайд-шоу, карикатуры, календари, обои, снабдить фотографии текстом, музыкой и отправить их друзьям по электронной почте или разместить на Web-странице. Программы позволяют мне легко справляться с поиском среди большого количества фотографий, записанных на жестком диске или на множестве CD-ROM-дисков, создавать панорамы красивых мест, трехмерные изображения реальных объектов, а также, разумеется, быстро распечатать фотографии в том формате и в том количестве, в котором это необходимо. Книга, которую я представляю Вашему вниманию, основана на моем личном опыте. Я очень надеюсь, что книга Вам понравится.
Николай Литвинов.

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Recording Conceptual Art: Early Interviews with Barry,

Recording Conceptual artwork includes a hugely provocative sequence of formerly unpublished interviews performed in early 1969 with essentially the most dynamic, bold, and cutting edge artists of the tumultuous Sixties. The 9 individuals—eight artists and one paintings dealer—are referred to now as significant participants to Conceptual artwork. those attention-grabbing dialogues, performed by way of Patricia Norvell, offer tantalizing moments of spontaneous philosophizing and marvelous insights, in addition to moments of unabashed vainness, with hugely inventive and colourful members.

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Reasonably Vicious by Candace Vogler

By Candace Vogler

Is unethical behavior inevitably irrational? Answering this query calls for giving an account of useful cause, of sensible sturdy, and of the resource or element of wrongdoing. by the point so much modern philosophers have performed the 1st , they've got overlooked the 3rd, chalking up undesirable motion to rashness, weak spot of will, or lack of knowledge. during this ebook, Candace Vogler does all 3, taking as her courses students who reflected why a few humans practice evil deeds. In doing so, she units out to straight away interact and redirect modern debates approximately ethics, useful cause, and normativity. Staged as a constrained protection of a regular view of sensible cause (an ancestor of latest instrumentalist views), Vogler's essay develops Aquinas's comment approximately 3 ways an motion could be fascinating into an exhaustive approach for categorizing purposes for performing. Drawing on Elizabeth Anscombe's pioneering paintings on goal, Vogler argues that one type (means/end or calculative purposes for performing) units the phrases for all sound paintings on sensible rationality. She takes up Aquinas's paintings on evil all through, arguing that he presents us with a scientific idea of immorality that takes heavily the products at factor in wrongdoing and the explanations for unethical behavior. Vogler argues that, shorn of its theological context, this thought leaves us with out systematic, uncontroversial method of arguing that wrongdoing is inevitably opposite to cause. (20040206)

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Learn Calligraphy: The Complete Book of Lettering and Design by Margaret Shepherd

By Margaret Shepherd

In an age of myriad laptop fonts and immediate verbal exchange, your handwriting kind is more and more a truly own production. during this booklet, Margaret Shepherd, America's most popular calligrapher, exhibits you that calligraphy isn't really easily a craft you could study, yet a sublime artwork shape that you should make your own.

Calligraphy continues to be perennially renowned, frequently decorating marriage ceremony invites, diplomas, and advertisement symptoms. if it is Roman, Gothic, Celtic, Bookhand, or Italic sort, calligraphy conveys category and magnificence. Margaret Shepherd makes this old paintings shape available in a very hand-lettered technical advisor that will:

* offer context for calligraphy as an artwork, exploring the wealthy culture of hand-lettering and mapping the evolution of the most well-liked styles.

* provide unique technical recommendation on determining pens, paper, and inks, developing your workspace, learning quite a few pen angles, in addition to step by step illustrations to lead you as you perform.

* clarify which alphabets are acceptable for various kinds of writing. for instance, the Roman alphabet works good for brief, unpunctuated passages, whereas the Italic alphabet is extra fitted to casual daily communique.

* motivate you to customize your lettering through the use of variation strokes and examining the way you would prefer the phrases to appear at the page.

* encourage you with rigorously selected illustrations and examples, which convey letters to life.

In Margaret Shepherd's personal phrases, "Calligraphy trains not just your eye and hand, yet your brain as well." study Calligraphy is the authoritative primer for this age-old craft, and may aid improve a brand new appreciation for lettering as you find your artistic character.

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