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On Display at Clarkston: February 2015

A guide for the content of Georgia State Unierversity's Perimeter College Clarkston Library's bulletin board displays.

February 2015

The Sixties in General

Cry the Beloved Country. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2003
Call Number: Nonprint Popular DVD PN1997 .C8 2003

A black minister and white land owner are united by a tragedy, with the potential for further hatred or healing.

Hewitt, Paolo.
Fab Gear: The Beatles and Fashion. New York: Prestel, 2011.
Call Number: Oversize ML421.B4 H48 2011

The Beatles' incomparable fashion sense takes center stage in this unique look at how the world's most popular band influenced the fashion of the times.

Walkowitz, Daniel J. et. al.
Social History of the United States. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2009.
Call Number: Reference HN57 .S6235 2009

Spanning ten volumes and featuring the work of some of the foremost social historians working today, Social History of the United States bridges the gap between 20th-century history as it played out on the grand stage and history as it affected—and was affected by—citizens at the grassroots level.

Fab Gear

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Shana Alexander

Alexander, Shana.
Anyone’s Daughter. New York: Viking Press, 1979.
Call Number: HN65 .A673 1979

The Patty Hearst case was the quintessential news story of the early 1970s. Played out during the desperate twilight of the Nixon administration, as the country was also enduring the last pangs of the Vietnam War, it is a story about truth telling and misdirection, about shame and pride, about Americans divided among themselves.

Alexander, Shana.
Nutcracker: Money, Madness, Murder: A Family Album. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1985.
Call Number: HV6248.S387 A78 1985

Nutcracker is the true story of this crime—the twisting four-year police investigation, the derailed cover-up and conspiracy, the dramatic trials. It is also the tale of a family riven by greed and madness. Drawing on interviews with all the major players, Alexander paints a powerful portrait of a psychopathic woman driven by avarice, so depraved that she persuaded her own son to commit grand-patricide.

Alexander, Shana.
Shana Alexander’s State-by-State Guide to Women’s Legal Rights. Los Angeles: Wollstonecraft, 1975.
Call Number: KF478.Z95 A4

A snapshot of women's place in family and criminal law in the early to mid 1970's. Long outdated, but interesting historically.
Eileen H. Kramer

Alexander, Shana.
Talking Woman. New York: Delacorte Press, 1976.
Call Number: PN4874.A36 A37

Autobiography was never intended, only vaudeville. But Talking Woman has turned out to be a bit of both. I had set out to collect and republish some favorite old pieces. The surprise in reading them was that many were almost as much about me as they were about the people I had spent my life talking to.
Alexander, Shana. "Introduction." Talking Woman. New York: Delacorte Press, 1976. n.p.

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Nutcracker by Shana Alexander

Alex Haley

Haley, Alex and David Stevens.
Alex Haley’s Queen: The Story of an American Family. New York: Morrow, 1993.
Call Number: E185.97.H24 A3 1993

Tracing his family history on his father's side, the author of Roots begins with his great-great-grandfather, James Jackson, Sr., a white plantation owner.

Alex Haley's Queen

Page, Clarence.
"Alex Haley’s Facts Can Be Doubted, But Not His Truths." Chicago Tribune, 10 March, 1993. Web. 2 Feb. 2015.

A summary of the various, substantiated charges of plagiarism leveled against Alex Haley and his Roots empire. The author also explains why Haley's reputation remains undented.
Eileen H. Kramer

Reid, Calvin
"Fact or Fiction? Hoax Charges Still Dog Roots 20 Year On." Publishers Weekly, 6 Oct. 1997: 16-17. GALILEO. Web. 2 Feb. 2015.
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Roots which was published in 1976, and awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1977, is still being attacked with charges of fabrication. Doubleday is preparing to honor Roots on a TV documentary in Oct 1997 but a BBC film is also being prepared as an expose claiming to reveal Roots as a hoax to boost tourism to Gambia.
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"Roots’ Haley Settles out of Court."
Time, 25 Dec. 1978.: 30. GALILEO. Web. 2 Feb. 2015.
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The article discusses a court case wherein Alex Haley, author of the book "Roots," allegedly plagiarized the passages from the book "The African," by Harol Courlander. It states that "Roots" is about the African heritage of Haley which generated 2.6 million dollars in hard-cover revenues. It highlights the demand of Courlander to turnover half of the profits from the book of Haley. It mentions that Haley agreed to pay Courlander 500,000 dollars.

Roots: The Complete Collection. Warner Home Video, 2007.
Call Number: Nonprint Popular DVD PN1997 .R6633 2007

A compilation of all three Roots films, the original Roots, Roots: The Next Generation, plus additional material.
Eileen H. Kramer

Wright, Donald R.
"The Effect of Alex Haley’s Roots on how Gambians Remember the Atlantic Slave Trade." History in Africa: A Journal of Method 38 (2011): 295-318. GALILEO. Web. 2 Feb. 2015.
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The article traces the influence of Alex Haley's book Roots on Gambians' portrayal of the Gambia-River slave trade in oral traditions. The lack of historical accuracy in Haley's book and its marketing as nonfiction are discussed, and various monuments and recognitions of events depicted in Roots by the government of Gambia are described. The author recounts a guided tour of the village of Juffure and discusses the impact of increased tourism in the wake of Roots on Gambians' representations of their history.

Roots: the Complete Collection

X, Malcolm and Alex Haley.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X. New York: Ballantine Books, 1965.
Call Number: BP223.Z8 L57943 1973

Not only is this an enormously important record of the Civil Rights Movement in America, but also the scintillating story of a man who refused to allow anyone to tell him who or what he was.

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Richard Leakey

Leakey, Richard E.
One Life: An Autobiography. Salem, NH: Salem House, 1983.
Call Number: GN21.L3725 A36 1984

Richard Leakey recounts his childhood, spent exploring the African wilds with his parents, his involvement in the study of human ancestry, and his struggle against a kidney disease which required a life-saving kidney transplant

Leakey, Richard E.
The Origin of Human Kind. New York: BasicBooks, 1994.
Call Number: GN281 .L39 1994

Essential introductory book on human evolution. Richard Leakey is the son of the famous archaeologists Luis and Mary Leakey who discovered the first skeleton of a Homo Erectus specimen.

Leakey, Richard E. and Lewin Roger.
Origins Reconsidered: In Search of What Makes us Human. New York: Doubleday, 1992.
Call Number: Dunwoody GN31.2 .L4 1992

Leakey's personal account of his fossil hunting and landmark discoveries at Lake Turkana, his reassessment of human prehistory based on new evidence and analytic techniques, and his profound pondering of how we became "human" and what being "human" really means.

Leakey, Richard E. and Roger Lewin.
Origins: What New Discoveries Reveal About the Emergence of our Species. New York: Dutton, 1977.
Call Number: GN31.2 .L43 1977

Discusses the evolution of prehistoric ape-like creatures into human beings, theorizing that the key to this transformation was the ability to share and cooperate in a social context.

Onelife by Richard E. Leakey

Leakey, Richard E. and Roger Lewin.
. People of the Lake: Mankind and Its Beginnings. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press, 1978.
Call Number: GN281 .L4

Are we hopelessly aggressive stupid apes? Is the stupid, aggressive, short-sighted-selfish behavior, which is so typical of our present society, also typical of our ancestors; or were they different. Is the blind and destructive impulse this society an aberration? Leakey argues that the fossil, paleontological, and anthropological evidence from millions of years ago and the present show that our current society is a dangerous aberration and degradation from millions of years of human and pre-human societies based on sharing and altruism.

Leakey, Richard E. and Virginia Morell.
Wildlife Wars: My Fight to Save Africa’s Natural Treasures. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2001.
Call Number: QL31.L42 A3 2001

A prominent figure in world conservation and African politics details his crusade to save Kenya's natural resources, especially the African elephant.

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Willy Ley

Ley, Willy.
Dawn of Zoology. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1968.
Call Number: QL15 .L48

His story begins with Tilgath-Pileser -- a mighty hunter to whom one of the Pharaohs sent an alligator and a hippopotamus as gifts. It continues down through Darwin and gives extended treatment to such major figures as Aristotle, Pliny, " Physiologus," and Gesner.
Krutch, Joseph W. "Introduction" Dawn of Zoology. Willy Ley. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1968. n.p.

Ley, Willy.
The Poles. New York: Time, Inc., 1962.
Call Number: G590 .L4

This book fascinatingly describes and wonderfully illustrates the polar regions as they are now [1962] and as they have been. Indeed, the beauties of the land makes us wonder if they were not meant to be left so, but history teaches otherwise, and the growth of mankind has no limits.
Carry, Albert P. "Introduction." The Poles. Willy Ley. New York: Time Inc. 1962. 7.

Ley, Willy.
Watchers of the Skies: An Informal History of Astronomy from Babylon to the Space Age. New York: Viking Press, 1963.
Call Number: Dunwoody QB15 .L4 1963

A history of astronomy, ranging from the dawn of civilization to the early 1960's.
Eileen H. Kramer

Willy Ley. Columbia Broadcasting System, 1952. American History in Video. Web. 3 February 2015.

A 1952 interview on the long-gone, television program, Longine's Chronoscope. Dr. Ley discusses "flying saucers." and largely debunks the myth of UFO's from space.
Eileen H. Kramer

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Did you know that the 1960's was a time when celebrities spoke and played music at Georgia Perimeter College Now Perimeter College at Georgia State University)? This display celebrates those celebrity appearances of the 1960's and 1970's. It features documents from the archives, books, nonprint, and even electronic articles and streamed video.


VIP's range from the Allman Brothers Band to the scientist Richard Leakey, to authors Alex Haley and Anthony Burgess. There is something for everyone.

Allman Brothers Band

Allman Brothers Band.
The Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East. Capricorn Records, 1971.
Call Number: Dunwoody Nonprint CD MR5 .AL57

At Fillmore East was the band's artistic and commercial breakthrough, and has been considered by some critics to be one of the greatest live albums in rock music. It has also been ranked among the best overall albums by artists and continues to be a top seller in the band's catalogue, becoming their first album to go platinum. In 2004, the album was selected for preservation in the Library of Congress, deemed to be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important" by the National Recording Registry.

Allman Brothers Band et. al.
Dreams. Polygram Records, 1989.
Call Number: Nonprint CD MR5 .D81

Dreams is a compilation of material taken from not only The Allman Brothers Band, but also from throughout musical careers of the Allmans and the band's other members prior to and following its formation. The set was compiled by Bill Levenson (who had put together the Eric Clapton box set Crossroads the year before) and released to coincide with the band's 1989 reformation.

Allman, Gregg and Alan L. Light.
My Cross to Bear. New York: Morrow, 2012.
Call Number: ML420.A5834 A3 2012

For the first time, the author, a rock music icon, and one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, tells the full story of his life and career.

Freeman, Scott.
Midnight Riders: The Story of the Allman Brothers Band. Boston: Little Brown, 1995.
Call Number: ML421.A43 F74 1995

In this riveting tale of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, Freeman brings to life the turbulent career of the original Southern rock band. This history includes the band's blues roots, their wild early days on the road and their recent resurgence.

Perkins, Willie
No Saints, No Saviors: My Years with the Allman Brothers Band. Macon GA: Mercer University Press, 2005.
Call Number: Dunwoody ML421.A43 P47 2005

Willie Perkins left the staid, conservative world of commercial bank auditing to jump headlong into the burgeoning beginnings of The Allman Brothers Band and follows their meteoric and sometimes tragic rise, fall, and revival.

Poe, Randy.
Skydog: The Duane Allman Story. San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2006.
Call Number: Dunwoody ML419.A565 P63 2006

Revised and expanded, with a new afterword by the author, this is the definitive biography of Duane Allman, one of the most revered guitarists of his generation. Skydog reveals the complete story of the legendary guitarist: his childhood and musical awakening; his struggling first bands; his hard-won mastery of the slide guitar; his emergence as a successful session musician; his creation of the Allman Brothers Band; his tragic death at age 24; and his thriving musical legacy.

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Linda Ronstadt

Parton, Dolly, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris.
Trio II. Asylum, 1999.
Call Number: Nonprint CD MR4 .P259 Tr4Vo

Widely agreed upon as technically perfect, this five-year-in-the-making collaboration among these Oprytown divas should be a diamond -- or three diamonds: a Trio II tiara. But this album, for all its harmonic, sopranic vibrato perfection, is not a glassy ride across the entire lake.

Ronstadt, Linda.
Dedicated to the One I Love. Elekttra Entertainment, 1996.
Call Number: Nonprint CD MR5 .R669 De4Vo

Dedicated To The One I Love is a Grammy Award-winning album of Rock classics reinterpreted as children's lullabies by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt.

Ronstadt, Linda.
Hummin' to Myself. Verve, 2004.
Call Number: Nonprint CD MR5 .H883

Hummin' to Myself represents a return by Ronstadt to the classic jazz standards world she had explored in a series of 1980s albums with Nelson Riddle, only this time with a band not an orchestra and in a more overtly jazz manner.

Hummin to Myself

Ronstadt, Linda.
Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Call Number: ML420.R8753 A3 2013

: In this memoir, iconic singer Linda Ronstadt weaves together a captivating story of her origins in Tucson, Arizona, and her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and '70s.

Ronstadt, Linda et. al.
The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt. Elektra, 2002.
Call Number: Nonprint CD MR5 .V617

A collection of Ronstadt's work from 1967 to 1993.
Eileen H. Kramer

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James Baldwin

Baldwin, James.
Collected Essays. New York: Library of America, 1998.
Call Number: PS3552.A45 A16 1998

With burning passion and jabbing, epigrammatic wit, Baldwin fearlessly articulated issues of race and democracy and American identity in such famous essays as "The Harlem Ghetto," "Everybody's Protest Novel," "Many Thousands Gone," and "Stranger in the Village." Here are the complete texts of his early landmark collections, Notes of a Native Son (1955) and Nobody Knows My Name (1961), which established him as an essential intellectual voice of his time, fusing in unique fashion the personal, the literary, and the political.

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Baldwin, James.
Early Novels and Stories. New York: Library of America, 1998.
Call Number: PS3552.A45 A6 1998

Here, in a Library of America volume edited by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, is the fiction that established James Baldwin's reputation as a writer who fused unblinking realism and rare verbal eloquence

Baldwin, James.
Giovanni’s Room. New York: Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2000.
Call Number: PS3552.A45 G5 2000

Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.

Baldwin, James and Randall Kenan.
The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings. New York:Pantheon Books, 2010.
Call Number: PS3552.A45 C76 2010

A collection of essays, speeches, letters, reviews, etc., [not previously published.

Baldwin, James and Adam Lazarre-White.
Go Tell it on the Mountain. AudioGO, 2013.
Call Number: Nonprint CD PS3552.A45 G622 2013

Describes a day in the life of several members of a Harlem fundamentalist church. The saga of three generations of people is related through flashbacks.

Baldwin, James, Fred L. Sandley, and Louis H. Pratt.
Conversations with James Baldwin. Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi, 1989.
Call Number: Dunwoody PS3552.A45 Z464 1989

This collection of interviews with James Baldwin covers the period 1961-1987, from the year of the publication of Nobody Knows My Names, his fourth book, to just a few weeks before his death. It includes the last formal conversation with him.

Bloom, Harold.
James Baldwin. New York: Chelsea House, 2007.
Call Number: PS3552.A45 Z7235 2007

James Baldwin, Updated Edition features an editor's note and introduction by Harold Bloom, who offers his own unique insights on the author and the critical essays included. A helpful chronology tracing the seminal events in Baldwin's life, and information on the renowned critics whose essays have been selected add further depth.

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Anthony Burgess

Burgess, Anthony.
But do Blondes Prefer Gentlemen?: Homage to Qwert Yuiop and Other Writings. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1986.
Call Number: Dunwoody PR6052.U638 B88 1986

In nearly 200 reviews and essays written for the Times Literary Supplement , the Observer , and the New York Times , Burgess thrusts his canny, sensitive mind into regions as diverse as fashion, film, musical theater, structural linguistics, religion, literature, music, travel, and feminism.

Burgess, Anthony.
A Clockwork Orange. New York: Norton, 1963.
Call Number: PR6052.U638 C53 1963

Satire of the present inhumanity of man to man through a futuristic culture where teenagers rule with violence.

Burgess, Anthony
The Clockwork Testament or Enerby’s End. New York: Knopf, 1974.
Call Number: PR6052.U638 C55 1975

Enderby touches down on Mr. Sammler's planet to pay for Kubrick's blood orange and ponder Burgess's clockwork conundrum.

Burgess, Anthony.
The Doctor is Sick. Sick. New York: Norton, 1960.
Call Number: Dunwoody PR6052.U638 D6 1966

Dr. Edwin Spindrift has been sent home from Burma with a brain tumor. Closer to words than to people, his sense of reality is further altered by his condition. When he escapes from the hospital the night before his surgery, things and people he hardly knew existed swoop down on him as he careens through an adventurous night in London.

Burgess, Anthony.
The Long Day Wanes: A Malayan Trilogy. New York: Norton 1964.
Call Number: PR6052.U638 L6 1965

Set in postwar Malaya at the time when people and governments alike are bemused and dazzled by the turmoil of independence, this three-part novel is rich in hilarious comedy and razor-sharp in observation.

Kubrick, Stanley.
A Clockwork Orange. Warner Home Video, 2007.
Call Number: Nonprint Popular DVD PN1997 .C546 2007

Alex makes the journey from amoral punk to brainwashed proper citizen in a science fiction story.

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Gene Rodenberry and Star Trek

Barad, Judith A. and Ed Robertson.
The Ethics of Star Trek. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.
Call Number: PN1992.8.S74 B37 2000

A professor of philosophy examines the ethical issues of the twenty-fourth-century universe depicted in the "Star Trek" movies and television shows as seen through the eyes of the world's great philosophers.

Daniels, Marc et. al.
Star Trek: The Original Series. Paramount Pictures Corporation, 2004.
Call Number: Nonprint Popular DVD PN1992.77.S73 S7 2004

Offers a season worth of episodes of the original Star Trek broadcast during the mid 1960's.
Eileen H. Kramer

Geraghty, Lincoln.
Living with Star Trek: American Culture and the Star Trek Universe. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.
Call Number: eBooks on EBSCOHost PN1992.8.S74 G47 2006

The book not only sets Star Trek in dialogue with ideas and stories of utopia, community, self-improvement, that are central to American culture and history, but goes further to examine the complex ways in which these are taken up and used by "ordinary&quiot; fans, who engage with Star Trek in complex and significant ways.

Hanley, Richard.
The Metaphysics of Star Trek. New York: Basic Books, 1997.
Call Number: BD111 .H24 1997

Using examples from the shows, this witty and absorbing volume looks at the "Star Trek" series and explores a broad spectrum of philosophical ideas and theories, such as "personhood" the nature of a person, of minds, of consciousness and of the emotions; the nature and extent of knowledge and of free will; the nature of personal survival; the issue of what does or should matter to persons in their continued survival; and the question of the proper treatment of nonhumans, whether persons or not.

Porter, Jennifer E. and Darcee L. McLaren.
Star Trek and Sacred Ground: Explorations of Star Trek, Religion, and American Culture. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1999.
Call Number: eBooks on EBSCOBHost PN1995.9.S694 S72 1999

Drawing on a number of methodologies and disciplinary perspectives, this book boldly goes where none has gone before by focusing on the interplay between Star Trek, religion, and American culture as revealed in the four different Trek television series, and the major motion pictures as well.

Shatner, William and Chip Walter.
I’m Working on That: Star Trek: A Trek from Science Fiction to Science Fact. New York: Pocket Books, 2002.
Call Number: Newton Q125 .S5177 2004

William Shatner -- Captain Kirk himself -- explores how the imagination of Star Trek is reflected in the cutting-edge science of today.

Tipton, Scott.
Star Trek Vault: 40 Years from the Archives. New York: Abrams, 2011.
Call Number: PN1992.8.S74 T57 2011

Star Trek Vault charts the remarkable history of the world's most popular science fiction series, examining the franchise's first 40 years. Covering all six Star Trek television series and the ten original feature films, the book highlights the far-reaching social and scientific optimism that underpins the franchise, dwelling on milestones such as its groundbreaking mixed-race casts and technologies that have since become commonplace, before taking an in-depth look at the making of each series and movie.

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Andrew Young

DeRoche, Andrew.
Andrew Young: Civil Rights Amabassador. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 2003.
Call Number: E840.8.Y64 D47 2003

Andrew Young: Civil Rights Ambassador explores the rising influence of race in foreign relations as it examines the contributions of this African American activist, politician, and diplomat to U.S. foreign policy. Young used his positions as a member of the United States House of Representatives (1973 77), U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations (1977 79), and mayor of Atlanta during the 1980s to further the cause of race in diplomatic affairs and to bring an emphasis to United States relations with Africa.

Gardner, Carl.
Andrew Young: A Biography. New York: Drake, 1978.
Call Number: E840.8.Y64 G37

A brief biography of former mayor of Atlanta, UN ambassador, and civil rights icon, Andrew Young.
Eileen H. Kramer

Young, Andrew.
An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America. New York: HarperCollins, 1996.
Call Number: E840.8.Y64 A3 1996

Executive Director of the SCLC, serving with King during a time of great accomplishment and turmoil. In describing his life through his election to Congress in 1972, this memoir provides revelatory, riveting reading. Young's analysis of the connection between racism, poverty, and a militarized economy will resonate with particular relevance for readers today.

Young Andrew and Sehgal Kabir.
Walk in my Hoes: Conversations Between a Civil Rights Legend and his Godson on the Journey. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Call Number: E840.8.Y64 A3 2010

A top aide to Martin Luther King, Jr. and one of history's most important civil rights leaders, Andrew Young has witnessed history and made his own. For years, he has been mentoring his godson, Kabir Sehgal, in correspondence and conversation. This book encapsulates that mentoring, and presents Young's thoughts and meditations on such important topics as race, civil rights, and the American Dream.

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