Red Knight Falling

Author: Craig Schaefer

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781503935198

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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FBI agent Harmony Black and her team, Vigilant Lock, face a new type of threat: one from beyond the stars. They'd always heard the Red Knight was an urban legend: in 1954, three years before Sputnik launched, a mysterious satellite was sighted circling Earth, though no power on the planet had such technology. But the Red Knight is real, and what's more, it's inextricably linked to a supernatural force no one yet understands. Like a moth to a flame, this dark presence collides annually with the airborne satellite. Except this year the Red Knight is on course to crash-land...in Oregon. Vigilant Lock sets out to find the crash site and secure the remnants before the mysterious power is drawn to Earth. But they soon discover the mission is far from straightforward--and they aren't the only ones tracking the Red Knight. To stop a deadly occult threat, Harmony and her team must use all their resources: technology and sorcery, science and magic. Fortunately, Harmony has only begun to discover her growing power.

Glass Predator

Author: Craig Schaefer

Publisher: Harmony Black

ISBN: 9781477822982

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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For Harmony Black, practicing witch and government agent, defeating criminal masterminds and eliminating supernatural threats are all in a day’s work. She’s ready to fight, as long as she can count on her partner, Jessie Temp≤ her team at off-the-books special FBI unit Vigilant Lock; and her magic. But her latest case threatens it all. A high-profile bank robbery reveals thieves with the same unnatural strength and turquoise eyes as Jessie, who was touched by the King of Wolves. Jessie becomes unstable, struggling with her inner Beast, and Harmony’s magic is threatened by unexpected interference. Even worse, the women uncover a secret their own handler may kill to protect, forcing Vigilant Lock to go off the grid. From the smoky back rooms of Washington, DC, inhabited by the crooked elite, to the astonishing high-rises of corrupt upper-crust Manhattan, Harmony and Jessie fight to uncover and halt a mass conspiracy threatening US soil in a race against time—and hell.

Group Harmony

The Black Urban Roots of Rhythm and Blues

Author: Stuart L. Goosman

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 081220204X

Category: Music

Page: 304

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In 1948, the Orioles, a Baltimore-based vocal group, recorded "It's Too Soon to Know." Combining the sound of Tin Pan Alley with gospel and blues sensibilities, the Orioles saw their first hit reach #13 on the pop charts, thus introducing the nation to vocal rhythm & blues and paving the way for the most successful groups of the 1950s. In the first scholarly treatment of this influential musical genre, Stuart Goosman chronicles the Orioles' story and that of myriad other black vocal groups in the postwar period. A few, like the Orioles, Cardinals, and Swallows from Baltimore and the Clovers from Washington, D.C., established the popularity of vocal rhythm & blues nationally. Dozens of other well-known groups (and hundreds of unknown ones) across the country cut records and performed until about 1960. Record companies initially marketed this music as rhythm & blues; today, group harmony continues to resonate for some as "doo-wop." Focusing in particular on Baltimore and Washington and drawing significantly from oral histories, Group Harmony details the emergence of vocal rhythm & blues groups from black urban neighborhoods. Group harmony was a source of empowerment for young singers, for it provided them with a means of expression and some aspect of control over their lives where there were limited alternatives. Through group harmony, young black males celebrated and musically confounded, when they could not overcome, complex issues of race, separatism, and assimilation during the postwar period. Group harmony also became a significant resource for the popular music industry. Goosman interviews dozens of performers, deejays, and industry professionals to examine the entrepreneurial promise of midcentury popular music and chronicle the convergence of music, place, and business, including the business of records, radio, promotion, and song writing. Featured in the book's account of the black urban roots of rhythm & blues are the recollections of singers from groups such as the Cardinals, Clovers, Dunbar Four, Four Bars of Rhythm, Five Blue Notes, Hi Fis, Plants, Swallows, and many others, including Jimmy McPhail, a well-known Washington vocalist; Deborah Chessler, the manager and songwriter for the original Orioles; Jesse Stone, the writer and arranger from Atlantic Records; Washington radio personality Jackson Lowe; and seminal black deejays Al ("Big Boy") Jefferson, Maurice ("Hot Rod") Hulbert, and Tex Gathings.

Cold Spectrum

Author: Craig Schaefer

Publisher: Harmony Black

ISBN: 9781542047210

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Criminologist Harmony Black is a witch with a loaded Glock. Her partner, Jessie Temple, is packing fierce lupine heat. Together, they're part of Vigilant Lock, an elite FBI black ops group dedicated to defeating criminals with supernatural connections. But when they uncover a demonic conspiracy in the highest ranks of the government, it appears that everything Harmony and her friends have worked for, fought for, and risked their lives for might be a lie. Framed for a casino massacre, Harmony and Jessie are on the run--in the real world and in their own. From the seedy casinos of Atlantic City to the steamy bayous of Louisiana and the imposing facades of Washington, DC, there's not a soul on earth they can trust. The only way they can clear their names is to take down the conspiracy from within and uncover the truth behind a secret that both the government and the powers of hell want to keep buried.

Visionaire 51

Harmony

Author: Visionaire

Publisher: Visionaire Pub

ISBN: 9781888645651

Category: Design

Page: 150

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In "Visionaire No. 51: Harmony," works by leading artists--including Maurizio Cattelan, Robert Wilson, Yayoi Kusama, Vik Muniz, Massimo Vitali and Richard Misrach--are presented in the form of six large-scale puzzles. Each puzzle consists of 25 pieces that combine to create one complete image nearly three feet square. The puzzles can be pieced together separately so that each forms one artist's vision, or they can be combined to create other unexpected images. How will you create your "Harmony"? In collaboration with Lexus, and in celebration of the LS600h Hybrid, "Visionaire No. 51" is environmentally sensitive. The puzzles are made from partially recycled paper, non-toxic inks and chlorine free materials. They were fabricated at environmentally sustainable factories that recycle all byproducts, including heat generated during production. Each set of six puzzles comes packaged in a slick, 8x8-inch embossed cube. Available in black or silver.

After Dark

Author: Jayne Castle,Jayne Ann Krentz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101146989

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Welcome to Harmony—where the rules are a little different. Life is tough these days for Lydia Smith, licensed para-archaeologist. Seriously stressed-out from a nasty incident in an alien tomb, she is obliged to work part-time in Shrimpton’s House of Ancient Horrors, a very low-budget museum. She has a plan to get her career back on track, but it isn’t going well. Stuff keeps happening. Take the dead body that she discovered in one of the sarcophagus exhibits. Who needed that? Finding out that her new client, Emmett London, is one of the most dangerous men in the city isn’t helping matters either. And that’s just today’s list of setbacks. Here in the shadows of the Dead City of Old Cadence, things don’t really heat up until After Dark. Includes a preview of Jayne Castle’s Rainshadow Novel DECEPTION COVE

How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care)

Author: Ross W. Duffin

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393075649

Category: Music

Page: 208

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"A fascinating and genuinely accessible guide....Educating, enjoyable, and delightfully unscary."—Classical Music What if Bach and Mozart heard richer, more dramatic chords than we hear in music today? What sonorities and moods have we lost in playing music in "equal temperament"—the equal division of the octave into twelve notes that has become our standard tuning method? Thanks to How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony, "we may soon be able to hear for ourselves what Beethoven really meant when he called B minor 'black'" (Wall Street Journal).In this "comprehensive plea for more variety in tuning methods" (Kirkus Reviews), Ross W. Duffin presents "a serious and well-argued case" (Goldberg Magazine) that "should make any contemporary musician think differently about tuning" (Saturday Guardian). Some images in the ebook are not displayed owing to permissions issues.

Living in Harmony

Author: Mary Ellis

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736942866

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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"Amy King--young, engaged, and Amish--faces difficult challenges in her life when she suddenly loses both of her parents in unexpected tragedy. Amy's fiance, John Detweiler, persuades her and her sister Nora to leave Lancaster County and make a new beginning with him in Harmony, Maine, where he has relatives who will help them. John's brother Thomas and sister-in-law Sally readily open their home to the newcomers. Wise beyond his years, Thomas, a minister in the district, refuses to marry Amy and John upon their arrival, suggesting instead a period of adjustment. While trying to assimilate into the ultraconservative district, Amy discovers an aunt who was shunned. Amy wants to reconnect with her, but John worries that the woman's tarnished reputation will refelct badly on his beloved bride-to-be. Can John and Amy find a way to overcome problems in their relationship and live in happily in Harmony before making a lifetime commitment to eachother?"-- Cover verso.

The Big Dark

Author: Rodman Philbrick

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 054578977X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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What would you do if every spark of electricity suddenly vanished, as if somebody had flipped a switch on the entire planet? Cars won't start, the heat shuts off, there's no water in your faucet, and your radio, TV, and flashlight go dark. Everyone in Charlie's small town is baffled.But as time passes, lawlessness erupts and takes an ugly turn. When the market and pharmacy are torched by an anti-Semitic arsonist, Charlie realizes his mother will die without her medicine. So he dons skis and heads off alone, seeking the nearest hospital. After traveling 50 miles through brutal ice and snow, Charlie encounters a burned-out, looted city of terrified citizens. Will he be able to save his mom?Heroic, eloquent, and unforgettable, The Big Dark raises timely questions about responsibility, tolerance, and love.

Songs of Harmony

Author: Andrew Elgin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692702987

Category:

Page: 306

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After being kidnapped and dumped on another planet, Javin awakens to discover all memories of his early life have disappeared. The world he finds himself on, Harmony, is nothing like his home planet, Haven, even though they are both in the same solar system. Harmony has no industry, no cities, no metal, only small groups of people living quiet, uncomplicated lives. And yet things are not as simple as they first appear. Everyone except Javin seems to have some mysterious connection with the planet. As if that's not enough, they all seem to have strange gifts, such as being able to heal, to communicate with animals, to see the future. Javin struggles to adapt to his new home at the same time as trying to reclaim his memories. Unsettling dreams lead to his meeting with an independent-minded woman, Meldren. Together they experience visions they cannot explain but which seem to have a purpose, if only they could understand them. In order to survive the effects of these visions, they have to give up everything. Doing so brings them to face a new crisis; one which is much bigger than they could have imagined. The fate of the entire planet, it seems, is in their hands. Will they be able to make the right decision and what will it cost them?

Myths of Harmony

Race and Republicanism during the Age of Revolution, Colombia, 1795-1831

Author: Marixa Lasso

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822973251

Category: History

Page: 248

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This book centers on a foundational moment for Latin American racial constructs. While most contemporary scholarship has focused the explanation for racial tolerance-or its lack-in the colonial period, Marixa Lasso argues that the key to understanding the origins of modern race relations are to be found later, in the Age of Revolution. Lasso rejects the common assumption that subalterns were passive and alienated from Creole-led patriot movements, and instead demonstrates that during Colombia's revolution, free blacks and mulattos (pardos) actively joined and occasionally even led the cause to overthrow the Spanish colonial government. As part of their platform, patriots declared legal racial equality for all citizens, and promulgated an ideology of harmony and fraternity for Colombians of all colors. The fact that blacks were mentioned as equals in the discourse of the revolution and later served in republican government posts was a radical political departure. These factors were instrumental in constructing a powerful myth of racial equality-a myth that would fuel revolutionary activity throughout Latin America. Thus emerged a historical paradox central to Latin American nation-building: the coexistence of the principle of racial equality with actual racism at the very inception of the republic. Ironically, the discourse of equality meant that grievances of racial discrimination were construed as unpatriotic and divisive acts-in its most extreme form, blacks were accused of preparing a race war. Lasso's work brings much-needed attention to the important role of the anticolonial struggles in shaping the nature of contemporary race relations and racial identities in Latin America.

Balance and Harmony

Asian Food

Author: Neil Perry

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1740459083

Category: Cooking, Asian

Page: 399

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Neil Perry revels in his love for Asian cooking: the great flavours, the contrasts in tastes and textures, and the way that just about anything can be cooked with a wok and a bamboo steamer.

The Wisdom Of Crowds

Author: N.A

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385721706

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.

Dark Harmony

Author: Michele Scott

Publisher: Skyscape

ISBN: 9781477847268

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 349

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Vivienne Taylor, a student at the Fairmont Riding Academy, is an equine empath who can sense horses' feelings and when a friend goes missing, she uses her ability to enlist the help of the school's horses to solve the mystery.

Welcome to Harmony

Author: Jodi Thomas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101188030

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Never-before-published-from the New York Times bestselling author of Rewriting Monday Sixteen-year-old runaway Reagan has always wanted a place to belong. She's never had a real home of her own, but perhaps she could borrow someone else's. Under an assumed name and identity, she moves to Harmony, Texas, but keeps her distance from the welcoming townsfolk. Until prairie fires threaten Harmony-and Reagan learns the true meaning of family, friends, and home.

Pestilence

Author: Laura Thalassa

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986665810

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 382

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They came to earth-Pestilence, War, Famine, Death-four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all. When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn's town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed. Too bad no one told her Pestilence can't be killed. Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he's eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she's with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her ... and hers towards him. And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she'll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.

The Long Way Down

Author: Craig Schaefer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990339311

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 368

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"Nobody knows the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas like Daniel Faust, a sorcerer for hire and ex-gangster who uses black magic and bullets to solve his clients' problems. When an old man comes seeking vengeance for his murdered granddaughter, what looks like a simple job quickly spirals out of control."--Page 4 of cover.

Harmony

Author: Project Itoh

Publisher: Haikasoru

ISBN: 9781421536439

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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In a perfect world, there is no escape Reads L to R (Western Style). In a perfect world, there is no escape In the future, Utopia has finally been achieved thanks to medical nanotechnology and a powerful ethic of social welfare and mutual consideration. This perfect world isn't that perfect though, and three young girls stand up to totalitarian kindness and super-medicine by attempting suicide via starvation. It doesn't work, but one of the girls--Tuan Kirie--grows up to be a member of the World Health Organization. As a crisis threatens the harmony of the new world, Tuan rediscovers another member of her suicide pact, and together they must help save the planet...from itself.