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Author: George Benson
ISBN: 0306822296
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The much-awaited story of celebrated singer, songwriter, composer, and guitarist George Benson, with a foreword by Bill Cosby.

The Best Of George Benson

Author: George Benson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780793523955
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(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). Revised to include even more of his best hits as well as a bio. Songs include: Breezin' * Give Me The Night * In Your Eyes * Lady Love Me (One More Time) * On Broadway * This Masquerade * Turn Your Love Around * Weekend In L.A. * and more.

Sometimes In The Wrong But Never In Doubt

Author: L. Edward Hicks
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9780870498657
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"Although the New Religious Right has attracted considerable media attention in recent years, little has been written about its historical roots. In this groundbreaking book, L. Edward Hicks examines the career of George S. Benson, whose work as a fundamentalist Christian educator foreshadowed the political activism now associated with such figures as Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell." "Born in rural Oklahoma, Benson became an evangelist and missionary to China during the 1920s. In 1936, he was appointed president of Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas, a small school operated by the Churches of Christ. From his base there, Benson soon embarked on a far-reaching crusade that joined conservative Christian values with free-enterprise economics and its political underpinnings. In 1941, he founded the National Education Program (NEP), which would proclaim as its goal "the preservation and advancement of the spiritual, moral, economic, and political values on which this nation was founded." After World War II, as anticommunism became a dominant motif of the various forums and publications sponsored by the NEP, Benson was a much-sought-after speaker at conservative gatherings. Even in the face of apparent setbacks - such as Barry Goldwater's defeat in the 1964 presidential election - Benson never wavered in actively promoting his brand of Americanism." "Hicks argues that Benson's NEP programs and pamphleteering did much to shape the conservative populism that helped to elect Ronald Reagan in 1980. Benson's lifelong aim, Hicks notes, was not to convert liberals but to convince already conservative Christians of the need to become involved in political issues. He was, in the words of one editorial writer, "a member of the Moral Majority before there was one."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

History Of The Kuykendall Family

Author: George Benson Kuykendall
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5872287712
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With Genealogy as Found in Early Dutch Church Records, State and Government Documents, Together with Sketches of Colonial Times, Old Log Cabin Days, Indian Wars, Pioneer Hardships, Social Customs, Dress and Mode of Living of the Early Forefathers

Statistics For Business And Economics

Author: James T. McClave
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132069731
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For a one- or two-term course in business statistics.This best-selling introduction stresses the development of statistical thinking the assessment of credibility and value of the inferences made from data by both those who consume and those who produce the information. The authors emphasize inference; data collection and analysis are covered extensively, as needed, to evaluate the reported results of statistical studies and to make good business decisions. Numerous case studies, examples, and exercises draw on real business situations and recent economic events. Assumes a background in basic algebra.The text incorporates the following American Statistical Association (ASA) guidelines developed from both the Making Statistics More Effective in Schools of Business (MSMESB) conferences and Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Project: Students are most effectively motivated by seeing statistics at work in real applications, problems, cases, and projects. Students should be provided with the opportunity to work with real data and make use of technology for statistical computations. Formal training in probability needs to be downplayed in favor of intuitive concepts of probability. We need to reduce our emphasis on formal theory of statistics and increase emphasis on applications. Datasets and other resources (where applicable) for this book are available here .

Herbie Hancock

Author: Herbie Hancock
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0143128027
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Now in paperback, this reflective and invaluable memoir tells the story of Hancock's incredible success as a musician, from his beginnings as a child prodigy to his work with artists like Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder. In Herbie Hancock: Possibilities the legendary jazz musician and composer reflects on a thriving career that has spanned seven decades, from his beginnings as a child prodigy to his work in Miles Davis' second great quintet; from his innovations as the leader of his own sextet to his collaborations with everyone from Wayne Shorter to Joni Mitchell.

The Good The Bad And The Bubbly

Author: George Best
ISBN: 9780684861357
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This volume traces 50 years of George Best's life, from his humble beginnings as a shy working-class boy from Belfast to the man as he now stands. It divulges the relationships that Best formed along the way with such sporting legends as Denis Law, Sir Matt Busby, Nobby Stiles and Bobby Charlton.

Blue Guitar

Author: Ken Vose
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811819121
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Capturing the unique beauty of an unparalleled collection of specially-made blue guitars, this compendium contains cutting-edge design and layout, as well as interviews with the guitarmakers. 133 color photos.

Jazz Etudes Over Classic Jazz Changes

Author: George Benson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780793585120
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(Jazz Book). More than 100 original practice choruses! Terrific material to add to every jazz musician's daily routine.

Master Of War

Author: Benson Bobrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156506
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In this revelatory, dynamic biography, one of our finest historians, Benson Bobrick, profiles George H. Thomas, arguing that he was the greatest and most successful general of the Civil War. Because Thomas didn't live to write his memoirs, his reputation has been largely shaped by others, most notably Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, two generals with whom Thomas served and who, Bobrick says, diminished his successes in their favor in their own memoirs. Born in Virginia, Thomas survived Nat Turner's rebellion as a boy, then studied at West Point, where Sherman was a classmate. Thomas distinguished himself in the Mexican War and then returned to West Point as an instructor. When the Civil War broke out, Thomas remained loyal to the Union, unlike fellow Virginia-born officer Robert E. Lee (among others). He compiled an outstanding record as an officer in battles at Mill Springs, Perryville, and Stones River. At the Battle of Chickamauga, Thomas, at the time a corps commander, held the center of the Union line under a ferocious assault, then rallied the troops on Horseshoe Ridge to prevent a Confederate rout of the Union army. His extraordinary performance there earned him the nickname "The Rock of Chickamauga." Promoted to command of the Army of the Cumberland, he led his army in a stunning Union victory at the Battle of Chattanooga. Thomas supported Sherman on his march through Georgia in the spring of 1864, winning an important victory at the Battle of Peachtree Creek. As Sherman continued on his March to the Sea, Thomas returned to Tennessee and in the battle of Nashville destroyed the army of Confederate General John Bell Hood. It was one of the most decisive victories of the war, and Thomas won it even as Grant was on his way to remove Thomas from his command. (When Grant discovered the magnitude of Thomas's victory, he quickly changed his mind.) Thomas died of a stroke in 1870 while still on active duty. In the entire Civil War, he never lost a battle or a movement. Throughout his career, Thomas was methodical and careful, and always prepared. Unlike Grant at Shiloh, he was never surprised by an enemy. Unlike Sherman, he never panicked in battle but always remained calm and focused. He was derided by both men as "Slow Trot Thomas," but as Bobrick shows in this brilliant biography, he was quick to analyze every situation and always knew what to do and when to do it. He was not colorful like Grant and Sherman, but he was widely admired by his peers, and some, such as Grant's favorite cavalry commander, General James H. Wilson, thought Thomas the peer of any general in either army. He was the only Union commander to destroy two Confederate armies in the field. Although historians of the Civil War have always regarded Thomas highly, he has never captured the public imagination, perhaps because he has lacked an outstanding biographer -- until now. This informed, judicious, and lucid biography at last gives Thomas his due.