Gypsy Boy

Gypsy Boy Author Mikey Walsh
ISBN-10 9781848945159
Release 2009-07-23
Pages 300
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Mikey was born into a Romany Gypsy family. They live in a closeted community, and little is known about their way of life. After centuries of persecution Gypsies are wary of outsiders and if you choose to leave you can never come back. This is something Mikey knows only too well. Growing up, he didn’t go to school, he seldom mixed with non-Gypsies and the caravan became his world. It was a rich and unusual upbringing and Mikey grew up surrounded by a memorable cast of eccentrics, including his three-foot tall grandmother- a fierce matriarch who didn’t let her diminutive stature get in her way, and his flame-haired mother with a penchant for Dynasty, Angel Delight and electric blue mascara... But although Mikey inherited a vibrant and loyal culture his family’s legacy was bittersweet with a hidden history of violence and grief. Eventually Mikey was forced to make an agonising decision – to stay and keep secrets, or escape and find somewhere to belong.

Gypsy Boy on the Run

Gypsy Boy on the Run Author Mikey Walsh
ISBN-10 9781444720235
Release 2011-07-07
Pages 320
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This is the incredible story of a boy who escaped from a secret world. Mikey is a Romany Gypsy and grew up living in a caravan on sites across the UK. He adored his family and the rich and vibrant Romany culture he'd inherited. Eventually though he was forced to make a heartbreaking decision - to stay and keep secrets, or escape and find somewhere to finally belong. But Mikey quickly discovers that life in the outside world isn't all he expected. After learning his father had put a contract out on him and that he was being hunted down by gangs of thugs determined to claim their reward, Mikey realises that life will never be the same again. Brimming with unforgettable characters, this extraordinary coming-of-age story will remind you that sometimes it takes courage (and the odd Disney song) to be the person you were meant to be.

Gypsy Boy at the North Der Zigeunerbube Im Norden

Gypsy Boy at the North  Der Zigeunerbube Im Norden Author Carl Gottlieb Reissiger
ISBN-10 UOM:39015088988285
Release 1854
Pages 5
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Gypsy Bride

Gypsy Bride Author Sam Skye Lee
ISBN-10 9781446460320
Release 2011-08-18
Pages 320
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'I felt like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and all the other fairy-tale princesses, and Pat was my Prince Charming.' Sam Skye Lee had often thought about getting married, but never imagined that her dress would be bright pink with flashing lights and weigh a staggering 20-stone. But then she didn't count on having a gypsy wedding... It's rare for a 'gorger', or non-traveller, to marry into the gypsy community. But after a shocking childhood tragedy, Sam found the comfort she needed from an unxpected source - Patrick and his family of travellers. Gypsy Bride is the heartwarming true story of how an ordinary girl finds herself discovering an extraordinary world. A place where 'grabbing' is a sign a boy fancies you, six-year-olds get spray tans, and christenings, weddings and funerals are jaw-droppingly flamboyant. This love story is more than boy meets girl. It's about a girl who falls in love with a whole race of people and their wonderful ways.

Adriana Corderu

Adriana Corderu Author David Palladino
ISBN-10 9781480906150
Release 2014-02-27
Pages 208
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During the Cold War the world revolved around the conflict between the theologies of communism and democracy. The two main protagonists in this conflict were the United States in the West and the Soviet Union in the East. During the Second World War, British and American political leaders kept an uncomfortable eye on their eastern ally, the Soviet Union. It hadn’t taken long after the conflict for the shaky alliance to fall apart and the Cold War began. During the late 1940s, the West formed a system of alliances designed to prevent any perceived threat to their power structure. By 1959 the battle lines of the Cold War had been drawn. As the Soviet Union watched, the United States suffered a substantial defeat with the fall of Indochina to communists in 1975. By the late 1970s it seemed that the United States was losing the Cold War. As Eastern Bloc leaders began to tighten restrictions in the lives of their people, commensurate with their increase in power, there began to emerge, in the East, a group of young people, hard and idealistic, adventurous and courageous. These would become the heroes of the movement of their time. These were the brave young souls who, with inspiration from the new American president, inflicted the first substantial cracks in the wall commonly known as the Iron Curtain. This is the story of one of those brave young spirits. This is the story of Adriana Corderu.

Romani in Britain The Afterlife of a Language

Romani in Britain  The Afterlife of a Language Author Yaron Matras
ISBN-10 9780748687015
Release 2010-10-05
Pages 272
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Romani is one of Britain's oldest and most established minority languages. Brought to the country by Romani immigrants from continental Europe in the sixteenth century or even earlier, it was spoken in its old, inflected form as a family and community language until the second half of the nineteenth century, when it yielded to English. But even after its decline as the everyday language of English and Welsh Gypsies, Romani continues to survive in the form of a vocabulary that is used to express an 'emotive mode' of communication among group members. This book examines British Romani in its historical context and in its present-day form, drawing on recordings and interviews with speakers. It documents the Romani vocabulary and its usage patterns in conversation, offering insight into the processes of language death and language revitalization. The volume includes an extensive lexicon of Angloromani as a helpful reference.

Under the Big Top

Under the Big Top Author Josh McMullen
ISBN-10 9780190266745
Release 2015-02-25
Pages 248
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Under the Big Top examines the immensely popular big tent revivals of turn-of-the-twentieth-century America and develops a new framework for understanding Protestantism in this transformative period of the nation's history. Contemporary critics of the revivalists often depicted them as anxious and outdated religious opponents of a modern, urban nation. Early historical accounts likewise portrayed tent revivalists as Victorian hold-outs, bent on re-establishing nineteenth-century values and religion in a new America. In this revisionist work, Josh McMullen argues that, contrary to these stereotypes, big tent revivalists actually participated in the shift away from Victorianism and helped in the construction of a new consumer culture in the United States. How did the United States became the most consumer-driven and yet one of the most religious societies in the western world? McMullen shows that revivalists and their audiences reconciled the Protestant ethic of salvation with the emerging consumer ethos by cautiously unlinking Christianity from Victorianism and joining it to the new, emerging consumer culture. Under the Big Top helps to explain the continued appeal of both the therapeutic and the salvific worldview to many Americans as well as the ambivalence that accompanies this combination.

Gypsy Jazz

Gypsy Jazz Author Michael Dregni
ISBN-10 0198042620
Release 2008-04-04
Pages 352
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Of all the styles of jazz to emerge in the twentieth century, none is more passionate, more exhilaratingly up-tempo, or more steeped in an outsider tradition than Gypsy Jazz. And there is no one more qualified to write about Gypsy Jazz than Michael Dregni, author of the acclaimed biography, Django. A vagabond music, Gypsy Jazz is played today in French Gypsy bars, Romany encampments, on religious pilgrimages--and increasingly on the world's greatest concert stages. Yet its story has never been told, in part because much of its history is undocumented, either in written form or often even in recorded music. Beginning with Django Reinhardt, whose dazzling Gypsy Jazz became the toast of 1930s Paris in the heady days of Josephine Baker, Picasso, and Hemingway, Dregni follows the music as it courses through caravans on the edge of Paris, where today's young French Gypsies learn Gypsy Jazz as a rite of passage, along the Gypsy pilgrimage route to Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer where the Romany play around their campfires, and finally to the new era of international Gypsy stars such as Bireli Lagrene, Boulou Ferre, Dorado Schmitt, and Django's own grandchildren, David Reinhardt and Dallas Baumgartner. Interspersed with Dregni's vivid narrative are the words of the musicians themselves, many of whom have never been interviewed for the American press before, as they describe what the music means to them. Gypsy Jazz also includes a chapter devoted entirely to American Gypsy musicians who remain largely unknown outside their hidden community. Blending travelogue, detective story, and personal narrative, Gypsy Jazz is music history at its best, capturing the history and culture of this elusive music--and the soul that makes it swing.

Gypsy Magic

Gypsy Magic Author Barbara Cartland
ISBN-10 9781782133230
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 298
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Although beautiful young Laetitia is a Princess, she and her family lead a life more befitting paupers. Despising them for the gypsy blood that runs in their veins, the Grand Duchess, their cruel Cousin Augustina, bullies and oppresses them just as she persecutes the Romany people and banishes them from Ovenstadt's Capital. If only Laetitia could call upon some ancient gypsy spell to make things right. Worse still, Laetitia hears that the hateful woman has arranged for her daughter, Princess Stephanie, to marry King Viktor of Zvotana, despite her love for Laetitia's handsome brother Kyril. Determined to save Stephanie from a loveless marriage, Laetitia enlists the help of a Romany Voivode and his powerful gypsy magic and then meets the King disguised as a gypsy princess - only to find herself enraptured by the Voivode's spell and filled with a love too powerful to be denied -


Gypsies Author Anne Sutherland
ISBN-10 9781478610410
Release 1986-07-01
Pages 330
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The Gypsies portrayed in this book are the Vlax-speaking Rom, the largest group of Gypsies in the United States, numbering 500,000. Not officially recognized as a minority in the U.S. until 1972, Gypsies have led an almost entirely invisible existence here. Now in this fascinating workthe first complete account of American GypsiesSutherland has produced an in-depth look at the full range of everyday social life among the Rom. Separate, elusive, complex, and unique among the people of the world, Gypsies have preserved their traditional way of life. How have they avoided assimilation? What keeps them apart? How are they organized, and what do they believe? These and other important questions about these hidden Americans are addressed in Sutherlands contemporary study.

Dutchman and the Devil

Dutchman and the Devil Author Pat Parish
ISBN-10 9781456612887
Release 2013-02-26
Pages 189
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For as long as I can remember, treasure hunters have been captivated by accounts of the Dutchman Jacob Waltz's life and the whereabouts of his hidden gold mine. Can any tale be more compelling than that long unsolved mystery of millions of dollars of gold lost deep in the Superstition Mountains? Yes - the REAL story, that will keep you on the edge of your seat! In Dutchman and the Devil: The Lost Story I examine the tangled trail of truth and fiction that is Waltz's legacy and tell the tale of a man - and his shadowy undiscovered partner - who cheat, connive, manipulate, and murder their way through the wicked old west, leaving a trail of blood, bodies and broken promises that over the years have been lost in the wake of the commonly accepted family friendly legend. Friends who got a whiff of this story couldn't wait for the next chapter of the spectacular spaghetti western that sprang from my typewriter. Be among the first to read my story of the Dutchman and the Devil - but cross your heart and promise not to reveal its startling secret.

The Gipsy Boy

The Gipsy Boy Author Thomas Peckett Prest
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433075771638
Release 1847
Pages 462
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Infinite Sky

Infinite Sky Author C. J. Flood
ISBN-10 9781481406604
Release 2014-05-20
Pages 256
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True love is never lost—but how much loss can it endure? Iris confronts the complexities of family and prejudice in this exquisite and searing debut novel whose “understated, gently embellished prose cuts to the bone” (Booklist, starred review). Just two months after her mother abandons her family, leaving her gruff, introverted father to raise two children alone, Iris watches a family of gypsies set up an illegal camp in the paddock by her house. The gypsy boy, Trick, is restless and warm and full of life—he’ll settle when he’s in his grave, he tells Iris—and she feels as though she understands him completely. Yet even as Iris’s secret friendship with Trick blooms into something more, tensions run high between their families. Iris’s father is bent on evicting the travelers, and her beloved brother Sam is impulsive, lost, and headed for trouble. But Trick might not be everything he seems, and as Iris struggles to find where her loyalties lie, all of the prejudice, vulnerability, and anger that surrounds her collides in an unspeakable tragedy. Like love, and like sorrow, the blue summer sky is infinite in this coming-of-age story that is both breathtaking and heartbreaking.

The Rabbit who Wanted Red Wings

The Rabbit who Wanted Red Wings Author Nellie McCaslin
ISBN-10 0871290235
Release 1963-01-01
Pages 28
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People in Auschwitz

People in Auschwitz Author Hermann Langbein
ISBN-10 9780807863633
Release 2005-12-15
Pages 568
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Hermann Langbein was allowed to know and see extraordinary things forbidden to other Auschwitz inmates. Interned at Auschwitz in 1942 and classified as a non-Jewish political prisoner, he was assigned as clerk to the chief SS physician of the extermination camp complex, which gave him access to documents, conversations, and actions that would have remained unknown to history were it not for his witness and his subsequent research. Also a member of the Auschwitz resistance, Langbein sometimes found himself in a position to influence events, though at his peril. People in Auschwitz is very different from other works on the most infamous of Nazi annihilation centers. Langbein's account is a scrupulously scholarly achievement intertwining his own experiences with quotations from other inmates, SS guards and administrators, civilian industry and military personnel, and official documents. Whether his recounting deals with captors or inmates, Langbein analyzes the events and their context objectively, in an unemotional style, rendering a narrative that is unique in the history of the Holocaust. This monumental book helps us comprehend what has so tenaciously challenged understanding.

Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society

Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000105045664
Release 1973
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ISBN-10 9780956058478
Release 2009-06
Pages 186
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This book is a treasure chest of classic Gypsy Folklore, and makes fascinating reading for those interested in folklore in general, but especially for those interested in the Roma people. Francis Hindes Groom collated and prepared this collection, making only few changes and remaining true to the original stories, so to let the written story enchant us as if it were being presented in the vernacular. A percentage of the profit from the sale of this book you will be donated to charities, schools or special causes.