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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 26, 1999, Darmstadt, Hesse Usa today Best Selling Book ust new Book traces roots of today a country music by Shirley Jenkins fort Worth Star Telegram or or Tiv or country the author of a a Century of country says modern country music a origins go Back to vaudeville and wild West shows. H everyone a confused. Fans listen to the radio and think a that a not very easy to get lost in the moment and not see that those 20 records Are not All that is being produced f f of fiction of nonfiction a hardcover p-paperbaek1. Tuesdays with Monte by Mitch Albom of a 2. Harry Potter and the sorcerers Stone by . Rowling of a 3. Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets by . Rowling of a 4. Hairy Potter and the prisoner of a Kaban by . Rowling of a 5. The greatest generation Speaks by Tom Brokaw of he a 6. The greatest generation by Tom Brokaw of a 7. Atlantis found by Clive Dussler of a 8. Guinness world records 2000 millennium edition by guinness Media inc. Of a 9. The Green mile the Complete serial novel by Stephen King up 10. Angelas ashes by Frank Mccourt of a 11. A map of the world by Jane Hamilton of a 12. Timeline by Michael Crichton of a 13. Life our Century in pictures edited by Richard b. Stolley Tony Chiu of a 14. The official pokemon handbook deluxe collectors edition by Maria s. Barbo of a 15. Have a Nice Day tale of blood and sweat socks by Mick Foley Mankind of a 16. Tis a Memoir by Frank Mccourt of a. 17. Vinegar Hill by a. Manette Ansay up 18. Southern Cross by Patricia Cornwell up 19. Seize the night by Dean Koontz up 20. Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts up 21. The Century by Peter Jennings Todd Brewster of a 22. The world almanac and Book of facts 2000 by Robert Famighetti of a 23. Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King of a 24. The carbohydrate addicts diet by Richard f. Heller Rachael f. Heller of a 25. And the crowd goes wild by Joe gamer of a 26. A walk to remember by Nicholas Sparks of a 27. Or. Atkins new diet revolution by Robert c. Atkins of a 1. Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets by j. K. Rowling2. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch albom3. Harry Potter and the prisoner of a Kaban by j. K. Rowling4. Harry Potter and the sorcerers Stone by j. K. Rowling5. The greatest generation by Tom Brokaw 6. Life our Century in pictures edited by Richard b. Stolley Tony chiu28. Pokemon 2000 code tors guide of a 29. Tom Clancy a Power plays Shadow watch created by Tom Clancy Martin Greenberg up 30. Chicken soup for the teenage soul by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Kimberly Kir Berger of a 31. Irresistible forces by Danielle steel of a 32. When Pride still mattered by David Maraniss of a 33. Saving Faith by David Baldacci of a 34. Monster by Jonathan Keller Man of a 35. The old Farmers almanac 2000 edited by Judson Hale or. Of a 36. Esp sport Century by Michael Maccambridge of a 37. Chicken soup for the teenage soul ii by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Kimberly Kirberger of a 38. Pokemon the first movie me two strikes Back adapted by Tracey West of a 39. The carbohydrate addicts lifespan program by Richard f. Heller Rachael f. Heller of a 40. Into the Garden by . Andrews up 41. Chicken soup for the mothers soul by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Jennifer read Hawthorne Marci Shimoff of a 42. Welcome to the world baby girl by Fanny Flagg up 43. Pop goes the weasel by James Patterson of a 44. Mirror image by Danielle steel up 45. The Poison Wood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver up 46. Pok6mon the first movie Pika Hub a vacation adapted by Tracey West up 47. Chicken soup for the cat amp dog lovers soul by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Marty Becker Carol Kline of a 48. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden up 49. The seat of the soul by Gary Zukav of a 50. Every Days a party by Emeril Lagasse Marcelle Bienvenu Felicia Wilett of Husa today calculates a list of approximately 250 Best Selling books. The first 50 Are listed. Usa today a list is based on a computer analysis of recent retail Book sales nationwide. Included Are More than 1 million volumes from approximately 3,000 Large inventory diverse Content bookstores.8. Ghosts of Everest the search for Mallory amp Irvine by Jochen Hemleb it Al.9. And the crowd goes wild by Joe Garner it Al. 10. Timeline by Michael Crichton for a Complete list of the top 100 titles customers ordered in the last 24 hours Check out the web site at . Robert k. Oermann Veteran Nashville music journalist and Industry observer has written a Century of country an illustrated history of country music. He moved to Nashville 22 years ago a when it was still a Small town and country music was still a cottage Oermann said he is thrilled with the look of the Book which includes rare photos from his collection and oddball artefacts such As a Roy Acuff flour sack doll a Gene Autry picture Puzzle even a Brooks amp Dunn cornflakes Box. The pop culture aspect a did no tall Start with Clint and Garth a Oermann said. He traces Modem country a origins to vaudeville and wild West shows which he pointed out have always been commercial. A but i always try to give the culture the dignity it deserves a he said. A a it a such a Rich culture. I think if you look at the Richness of the culture you done to get so he worries about Young fans who he says should be seeking out the earlier country stars to gain a a sense of rooted Ness. They done to know who lefty Frizzell was or who Ray Price Oermann a personal favourites Are the Jimmie Rodgers Carter family Era of the �?T20s and Early �?T30s, and Dolly Parton As an interview a to Greet each Day with such wit Grace and Candor after 35 years a he enthuses. His personal quest to find a by Frances Grandy Taylor the Hartford courant in the last five years the Market for african american literature has boomed. Fiction especially popular novels targeted to Black women has been particularly successful and Many publishers have responded by offering an increasingly wider array of authors titles and subjects in an Effort to capture a growing Market. A publishers have become aware that african american households spend Over $300 million dollars annually on books a said Ken Smikle president of target Market news a Chicago research firm that monitors african american Consumers. The Boom has entered mostly on contemporary subjects and authors but the classics of Black literature Are also getting a boost Dover publications has recently begun a major reprinting of Many of the classic titles of african american literature a the souls of Black folks by . 1923 silent newsreel of fiddling John Carson that was supposedly so compelling As to convince one music Industry Pioneer that he should record him. Oermann will argue All Day with those who question country music As an Art form he said because of the inherent musical honesty of the artists. A what you see is what you get a he said. A a that a Why these people Are artists. They say a Here i am. I Hope you like an entertainer says a what do you want me to do and ill do a with the higher profile of the business and recent corporate takeovers of record companies there is less individual vision now he says a and then it becomes harder to turn the titanic a a everyone a confused a Oermann said. A fans listen to the radio and think a that a not its very easy to get lost in the moment and not see that Dubois up from slavery by Booker t. Washington and the narratives of Frederick Douglass and sojourner truth to name a few. Many of these titles first published 70 years ago or More have become a part of the Public Domain and in some cases had gone out of print according to Paul Negri president of Dover a editorial division. Dover of Mineola n.y., has reprinted More than a dozen classic titles in paperback that Are being sold for a $1 to $2.50 each packaging some titles in sets that sell for less than $10. A some of these titles were not accessible in any editions or in editions that were obscure or very expensive a Negri says. A much of this literature has become required Reading in High schools and colleges Over the years and that has spurred a lot of the interest other titles in the series include the life of Laudah Equi Ano or Gustavus Vassa the african an autobiography first published in 1789 about a nigerian Prince who tells the Story of his Captivity and eventual escape from slavery. The selected works Robert k. Oermann Nashville music journalist and author of a Century of country those 20 records Are not All that is being cajun Western swing Bluegrass and Cowboy music Are All popular subgenre in their own right he says and that will help save country a soul. A a it a always been a very diverse format and its still diverse a he said. A i have yet to meet the person who can to be seduced by Jimmie Rodgers or the person who can listen to Bob wills and not get however Oermann chose to Start the Book published by Harper Collins with the first printed use of the term a a hillbilly to denote country music april 23,1900, the new York journal debatable jumping off Point but a Nashville Friendly one. He concludes at the same spot with a Blunt Marty Stuart observation that a at the end of the Day we re All hillbilly of Claude Mckay a Harlem Renaissance writer Are also included. Readers of the Dover series will also find Charles Waddell Chesnutte a tales of conjure and the color line and James Weldon Johnson a autobiography of an sex coloured Man both works of fiction that were Early chronicles of the Black experience in America. Two anthologies contain the works of George Moses Horton Paul Laurence Dunbar and others. These older titles a Are first of All a matter of discovery a for Many readers said Joan Sherman who edited several books in the series. A Many people done to know that african american poetry goes All the Way Back into the Early 19th Century. George Moses Horton published three Mjor volumes of verse while he was a slave a Sherman said. Many of the lesser known works a were lost until Well into the 20th Century a Sherman added. A but their importance is their contribution to literature and they world they open up to no h distributed by the los Angeles times Washington Post news service. Top 10 at _ a m a a Quot Quot 7. The Century by Peter Jennings Todd Brewster distributed by Knight Ridder Tribune information services. Classics of Black literature revived

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