In 1960s Chicago, a young woman stands in the middle of a musical and social revolution. A new historical novel from the bestselling author of White Collar Girl and What the Lady Wants. “The rise of the Chicago Blues scene fairly shimmers with verve and intensity, and the large, diverse cast of characters is indelibly portrayed with the perfect pitch of a true artist.” —Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue Leeba Groski doesn’t exactly fit in, but her love of music is not lost on her childhood friend and neighbor, Leonard Chess, who offers her a job at his new record company in Chicago. What starts as answering phones and filing becomes more than Leeba ever dreamed of, as she comes into her own as a songwriter and crosses paths with legendary performers like Chuck Berry and Etta James. But it’s Red Dupree, a black blues guitarist from Louisiana, who captures her heart and changes her life.Their relationship is unwelcome in segregated Chicago and they are shunned by Leeba’s Orthodox Jewish family. Yet in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, Leeba and Red discover that, in times of struggle, music can bring people together.READERS GUIDE INSIDE
Brown in the Windy City is the first history to examine the migration and settlement of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in postwar Chicago. Lilia Fernández reveals how the two populations arrived in Chicago in the midst of tremendous social and economic change and, in spite of declining industrial employment and massive urban renewal projects, managed to carve out a geographic and racial place in one of America’s great cities. Through their experiences in the city’s central neighborhoods over the course of these three decades, Fernández demonstrates how Mexicans and Puerto Ricans collectively articulated a distinct racial position in Chicago, one that was flexible and fluid, neither black nor white.
You don't need to be a rock legend to to enjoy playing music. Our Glitter Tambourines are both decorative and functional. They generate a sweet and melodious sound that everyone can enjoy. Kids love them. Perfect for birthday parties, campfire jamborees, backyard bonfires, beach side blowouts, and more!
Enjoy a taste of the Golden Age of Travel with these beautiful Fine Art Prints by Pacifica Island Art. This print will look wonderful framed in the home, office or restaurant and is perfect for the Travel Poster art collector. Edward McKnight-Kauffer (1910-1954) Edward McKnight-Kauffer was born in 1890, in Great Falls, Montana. By 1910 he had moved to San Francisco working as a bookseller and studying art at the California School of Design. At around this time Professor Joseph McKnight of the University of Utah became aware of Kauffer's work, sponsored him and paid to send him to Paris for further study. In gratitude Kauffer took his sponsor's name as a middle name. He arrived in Paris in 1913 and studied at the Académie Moderne until 1914. Kauffer moved to London upon the start of the 1st World War, and he remained there for most of his career. Kauffer may be best known for the 140 posters that he produced for London Underground, and later London Transport. He created posters for Shell Oil and other commercial clients, and also illustrated books and book covers. He returned to New York City in 1940 at the beginning of the 2nd World War and tried to find work in advertising. He struggled in the more competitive atmosphere until he was approached to do a series of posters for Ame...
The American flag is known as the beacon of freedom around the world. Our 8"x12" LED American Flag is ideally suited for waving at 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Election Day parties, backyard barbecues, patriotic picnics, and more. With the click of the on/off button choose from 6 different light settings. Day or night you can decorate with our LED American Flags. Great for waving and patriotic home decor. 3 AG13 Batteries included and installed. Batteries can be replaced.
We offer N-Butane gas tanks that feature instrument-grade, Extractors Choice Butane gas. The N-Butane gas in each canister is sourced right here in the USA, guaranteeing high purity of at least 99.5%. Each Butane gas tank offers a superior extract thanks to the reduction of mystery oils and other unsavory contaminants. You'll receive the N-Butane gas (in an amount equal to 65 10 oz. butane cans) in a DOT refillable LP gas tank along with an adapter to 1/4" SAE. The N-Butane gas tank doesn't contain a dip tube. The Butane in each gas canister is clean and without any odor or color. Each gas tank also has zero hydrogen Sulphide-based Ethyl Mercaptan Odorants. Lot Analysis: N-Butane: 99.5% + Ethane: