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Ruby A Black

Author: Maurine H. Beasley
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498519504
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This book presents the story of Ruby A. Black, a feminist who broke new ground for women in Washington journalism in the 1920s and 1930s as a correspondent for a Puerto Rican newspaper and the first biographer of Eleanor Roosevelt. It offers access to the secret correspondence that shows how Black used her friendship with Roosevelt to advance the political career of Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rico's first elected governor. The book describes Black’s effort, ultimately unsuccessful, to become both a well-regarded journalist and a political operative in the nation’s capital, a feat particularly difficult for a woman. It contends Black’s closeness to Roosevelt proved both a help and a hindrance to Black’s stature as a journalist.

It S Good To Be Black

Author: Ruby Berkley Goodwin
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809331233
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From the preface by Carmen Kenya Wadley: “Is it good to be black? To Ruby Berkley Goodwin it was....The black she writes about has nothing to do with skin color, but it does have a great deal to do with self images, values, spiritual strength, and most of all love. Unlike the contradicting definitions of blackness we see reflected in today's crime statistics, movies, television, newspapers, political speeches, advertisements, and sociological reports, Ruby Berkley Goodwin's definition of blackness is simple and to the point: black is good. It's Good to be Black is more than the story (history) of a black family living in Du Quoin, Illinois, during the early 1900s; it is a reaffirmation for all of us who know in our hearts that there is still good in the world and that some of that good is black.”

Ruby For Rails

Author: David A. Black
Publisher: Manning Publications Company
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A new level of programming power and versatility awaits Ruby on Rails developers who master not only the conventions of Rails but the workings of the Ruby language itself. This text provides an intimate understanding of how familiar Rails idioms actually work.

The Well Grounded Rubyist

Author: David A. Black
ISBN: 9781617295218
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Ruby is a dynamic language perfect for creating applications, development tools, and administrative scripts. The Well-Grounded Rubyist, Third Edition is a perfect tutorial for newcomers to Ruby and a great way for experienced Rubyists to deepen their understanding of the language. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.


Author: Cynthia Bond
Publisher: Hogarth Press
ISBN: 0804188246
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Loving the beautiful but damaged Ruby all of his life, Ephram is torn between his sister and a chance for a life with Ruby when the latter returns to their small hometown and confronts the forces that traumatized her early years.

Black Diva Of The Thirties

Author: David Weaver
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1604737654
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Biography Music African American Studies " While undergoing routine surgery to remove a benign tumor, Ruby Elzy died. She was only thirty-five. Had she lived, she would have been one of the first black artists to appear in grand opera. Although now in the shadows, she was a shining star in her day. She entertained Eleanor Roosevelt in the White House. She was Paul Robeson's leading lady in the movie version of "The Emperor Jones." She co-starred in "Birth of the Blues" opposite Bing Crosby and Mary Martin. She sang at Harlem's Apollo Theater and in the Hollywood Bowl. Her remarkable soprano voice was known to millions over the radio. She was personally chosen by George Gershwin to create one of the leading roles in his masterpiece, that of Serena in the original production of "Porgy and Bess." Her signature song was the vocally demanding "My Man's Gone Now." From obscurity she had risen to great heights. Ruby Pearl Elzy (1908-1943) was born in abject poverty in Pontotoc, Mississippi. Her father abandoned the family when she was five, leaving her mother, a strong, devout woman, to raise four small children. Ruby first sang publicly at the age of four and even in childhood dreamed of a career on the stage. Good fortune struck when a visiting professor, overwhelmed upon hearing her beautiful voice at Rust College in Mississippi, arranged for her to study music at Ohio State University. Later, on a Rosenwald Fellowship, she enrolled at the Juilliard School in New York City. After more than 800 performances in "Porgy and Bess," she set her sights on a huge goal, to sing in grand opera. She was at the peak of her form. While she was preparing for her debut in the title role of Verdi's "Aida," tragedy struck. During her brief career, Ruby Elzy was in the top tier of American sopranos and a precursor who paved a way for Leontyne Price, Jessye Norman, Kathleen Battle, and other black divas of the operatic stage. This biography acknowledges her exceptional talent, recognizes her contribution to American music, and tells her tragic yet inspiring story. David E. Weaver has sung professionally in more than two dozen roles in operas and musicals. His career in the arts and in broadcasting has spanned more than twenty-five years. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Moon Over Gloomsville

Author: Deirdre Black
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780448446738
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When Ruby and her friends hear that an upcoming lunar eclipse may change their personalities, they resolve to check it out, but they get more strangeness than they expected when Doom Kitty disappears and they are chased by a monster.

The Book Of Ruby

Author: Huw Collingbourne
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593272944
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Covers the features of Ruby, including such topics as strings, class hierarchies, arrays and hashes, loops, methods, exception handling, symbols, YAML, and debugging.

One Blood Ruby

Author: Melissa Marr
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062084186
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In this gripping follow-up to Melissa Marr’s lush Seven Black Diamonds, Lily and her friends are forced to reckon with the truth of their own lineage and to protect one of their own, no matter what—or who—comes between them. Now that Lilywhite Abernathy is the heir to the Hidden Lands, everything is about to change. The Queen of Blood and Rage wants Lily to help broker peace with the human world, but Lily knows that harmony won’t come easily. After decades of waging war on the humans, who cost the queen her firstborn daughter, the fae are struggling to accept Lily, a half-human monarch. And the humans, while no match against faery affinities, will hardly agree to the queen’s détente without resistance. Lily wants to be a fair ruler but fears having to abandon the life she’s known. Now that she and Creed are more than just fellow Black Diamonds—operatives for the queen—her priorities have shifted. But her worries about assuming the throne are derailed when it becomes clear that someone—or some fae—is masterminding violent attacks to discourage peace. Who can end the war between humans and fae?