Pdf ebook: Jimmy Page

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Summary: An in-depth biography of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page by the acclaimed biographer of Bob Marley and Joe Strummer, based upon the author\'s extensive r

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  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • ISBN: 0306845393
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 536
  • Language: English
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Description: An in-depth biography of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page by the acclaimed biographer of Bob Marley and Joe Strummer, based upon the author's extensive research and interviews The original enigmatic rock star, Jimmy Page is a mass of contradictions. A towering presence in the guitar world and one of the most revered rock guitarists of all time, in private he is reclusive and mysterious, retiring and given to esoteric interests. Over the decades he has exchanged few words to the press given the level of his fame, and an abiding interest in the demonic and supernatural has only made the myth more potent. But in the midst of this maelstrom, who was Jimmy Page? Rock journalist Chris Salewicz has conducted numerous interviews with Page over the years and has created the first portrait of the guitarist that can be called definitive, penetrating the shadows that surround him to reveal the fascinating man who dwells within the rock legend.


Pdf ebook: No Quarter: The Three Lives of Jimmy Page

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Summary: Jimmy Page; the mastermind behind Led Zeppelin; their leader, producer, principal songwriter and guitarist. Page has not only shaped the sound of rock musi

  • Author : Martin Power
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • ISBN: 1783235365
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
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Description: Jimmy Page; the mastermind behind Led Zeppelin; their leader, producer, principal songwriter and guitarist. Page has not only shaped the sound of rock music for generations but also created an artistic legacy few others will ever attain. The Omnibus enhanced No Quarter: The Three Lives of Jimmy Page dissects the life and times of this legendary guitar hero and his journey from unassuming session musician to the record-setting king of guitar showmanship. This Omnibus enhanced digital edition includes an interactive Digital Timeline of Jimmy’s life, allowing you to experience his creative genius through music, images and video. Links to curated playlists for each chapter also allow you to surround yourself with the music of Jimmy Page and all the influences that surrounded him. Using new and exclusive interviews, researched through candid conversations with Jimmy Page's friends, managers and musical collaborators, author Martin Power's No Quarter: The Three Lives Of Jimmy Page is a rich and insightful exploration of this mysterious, mythical figure. This work represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date biography ever written about Jimmy Page – The "one-man guitar army".


Pdf ebook: Led Zeppelin IV

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Summary: Led Zeppelin IV, often called heavy metal's greatest album, kicks off an exciting new series that takes a fresh, in-depth look at some of the greatest work

  • Author : Barney Hoskyns
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
  • ISBN: 1609616952
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
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Description: Led Zeppelin IV, often called heavy metal's greatest album, kicks off an exciting new series that takes a fresh, in-depth look at some of the greatest works from the most influential artists of the rock era. Fans may know the songs, but wait until they hear the stories behind them! The music contained in Led Zeppelin IV is part of the soundtrack to a generation. Released in 1971, it rocks, stomps, glides, and shimmers as it covers all the bases the band had mastered: heavy blues, barroom rock and roll, mandolin-driven folk, epic Tolkien-infused mysticism, acoustic Americana, and more. Certified gold one week after its release, the album went to #2 on the U.S. charts and #1 in the U.K. It remained on U.S. charts for 259 weeks. There probably isn't an aspiring rock guitarist anywhere who hasn't plucked out the notes and chords to "Stairway to Heaven" or "Black Dog," and yet many music lovers are unaware of the intriguing backstory to this genre-defining work. To this day there is confusion about what is the actual title of the album. And what about those mysterious symbols? Barney Hoskyns pierces those veils and more as he tells the fascinating story of the evocative set that cemented Led Zeppelin's standing as the biggest, baddest, loudest band in the world—and that remains today the apex of their art.


Pdf ebook: Star Guitars

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Summary: These are the guitars so famous that their names are often household words: B. B. King's Lucille, Eric Clapton's Blackie, Stevie Ray Vaughan's First Wife,

  • Author : Dave Hunter
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • ISBN: 1627883819
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: These are the guitars so famous that their names are often household words: B. B. King's Lucille, Eric Clapton's Blackie, Stevie Ray Vaughan's First Wife, Billy F Gibbons' Pearly Gates, Neil Young's Old Black, and many more. Here's the first-ever illustrated history of the actual guitars of the stars that made the music. Other best-selling guitar histories look at the rank-and-file models, but this book is unique in profiling the actual "star guitars"--the million-dollar babies, such as the 1968 Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix burned at Woodstock, which sold at Sotheby's auction house in 1993 for $1,300,000. Amateurs buy guitars to emulate the stars--Clapton's Strat, Slash's Les Paul--and this book explains the stars' modifications, thus showing how others can recreate those famous tones.


Pdf ebook: Led Zeppelin All the Songs

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Summary: Take a deep dive into the innovative recording history of Led Zeppelin, in this newest addition to the fan-favorite All the Songs series. Fifty years after

  • Author : Jean-Michel Guesdon,Philippe Margotin
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
  • ISBN: 031641803X
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 544
  • Language: English
  • Views: 404
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Description: Take a deep dive into the innovative recording history of Led Zeppelin, in this newest addition to the fan-favorite All the Songs series. Fifty years after their first practice in a Soho basement, Led Zeppelin continues to fascinate new generations of listeners. While their legendary back-stage debauchery has been written about extensively in other books, All the Songs is all about the music, detailing the studio magic and inspiration that made all nine albums go platinum, including Led Zeppelin IV which was certified x23 platinum and has sold more than 37 million copies worldwide. Studio stories will include their productive time at Headley Grange in Wales, a poorly-heated former poorhouse where they recorded parts of Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV, Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti. And how the first album was recorded in three weeks but their second took six months, done while the band was on a world tour. They carried the masters of the recording session in a steamer trunk wherever they went. Out of these chaotic sessions came the "Whole Lotta Love," which was finished in New York with Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer helping create the psychedelic middle part, as well as "The Lemon Song," which was cut live in the studio. Page worked feverishly with Kramer to mix the LP on a primitive 12-channel Altec board in a two-day span. Fans will also learn the genesis of their lyrics, the inspiration for their album covers, the instruments used, and the contributions of engineers such as Andy Johns, who helped create the iconic drum sound on "When the Levee Breaks" by recording Bonham at the bottom of a stairwell.


Pdf ebook: Light and Shade

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Summary: More than 30 years after disbanding in 1980, Led Zeppelin continues to be celebrated for its artistic achievements, broad musical influence, and commercial

  • Author : Brad Tolinski
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN: 0771084242
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Views: 543
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Description: More than 30 years after disbanding in 1980, Led Zeppelin continues to be celebrated for its artistic achievements, broad musical influence, and commercial success. The band's notorious exploits have been chronicled in bestselling books such as Stephen Davis's Hammer of the Gods. Yet none of the individual members of the band has penned a memoir or cooperated to any degree with the press or a biographer. Iconic guitarist and Led Zeppelin founder, Jimmy Page, is both the band's most reticent member and the one who most fascinates its huge fanbase. For the first time and in his own words, he opens up to journalist Brad Tolinski, exploring in-depth his remarkable life and musical journey.


Pdf ebook: The Book of Lost Things

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Summary: New York Times bestselling author John Connolly's unique imagination takes readers through the end of innocence into adulthood and beyond in this dark and

  • Author : John Connolly
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416542752
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1212
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Description: New York Times bestselling author John Connolly's unique imagination takes readers through the end of innocence into adulthood and beyond in this dark and triumphantly creative novel of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive power of stories. High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book... The Book of Lost Things. An imaginative tribute to the journey we must all make through the loss of innocence into adulthood, John Connolly's latest novel is a book for every adult who can recall the moment when childhood began to fade, and for every adult about to face that moment. The Book of Lost Things is a story of hope for all who have lost, and for all who have yet to lose. It is an exhilarating tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.


Pdf ebook: Jim Croce Anthology (Songbook)

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Summary: (Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). This amazingly intimate collection brings together 40 of Croce's beloved songs along with Ingrid Croce's personal rem

  • Author : Ingrid Croce,Jim Croce
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 1458495485
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: (Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). This amazingly intimate collection brings together 40 of Croce's beloved songs along with Ingrid Croce's personal remembrances of the stories behind the writing of each of them. Complete with photos and copies of Jim's handwritten notes, this is a beautiful insight into one of the most popular songwriters of a generation. Songs include: Alabama Rain * Bad, Bad Leroy Brown * Ballad of Gunga Din * Got No Business Singing the Blues * I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song * It Doesn't Have to Be That Way * Mary Ann * Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels) * Photographs and Memories * Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) * Roller Derby Queen * These Dreams * Time in a Bottle * Tomorrow's Gonna Be a Brighter Day * Top Hat Bar and Grille * Walkin' Back to Georgia * What Do People Do * Workin' at the Car Wash Blues * You Don't Mess Around with Jim * and more.


Pdf ebook: Do You Feel Like I Do?

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Summary: From his early rise to fame to battles with his health, this revelatory memoir by legendary guitarist Peter Frampton celebrates the life of a rock icon. Do

  • Author : Peter Frampton
  • Publisher: Hachette Books
  • ISBN: 0316425338
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Views: 438
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Description: From his early rise to fame to battles with his health, this revelatory memoir by legendary guitarist Peter Frampton celebrates the life of a rock icon. Do You Feel Like I Do? is the incredible story of Peter Frampton's positively resilient life and career told in his own words for the first time. His monu-mental album Frampton Comes Alive! spawned three top-twenty singles and sold eight million copies the year it was released (more than seventeen million to date), and it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in January 2020. Frampton was on a path to stardom from an early age, first as the lead singer and guitarist of the Herd and then as cofounder—along with Steve Marriott—of one of the first supergroups, Humble Pie. Frampton was part of a tight-knit collective of British '60s musicians with close ties to the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and the Who. This led to Frampton playing on George Harrison's solo debut, All Things Must Pass, as well as to Ringo Starr and Billy Preston appearing on Frampton's own solo debut. By age twenty-two, Frampton was touring incessantly and finding new sounds with the talk box, which would become his signature guitar effect. Frampton remembers his enduring friendship with David Bowie. Growing up as schoolmates, crossing paths throughout their careers, and playing together on the Glass Spider Tour, the two developed an unshakable bond. Frampton also shares fascinating stories of his collaborative work with Harry Nilsson, Stevie Wonder, B. B. King, and members of Pearl Jam. He reveals both the blessing and curse of Frampton Comes Alive!, opening up about becoming the cover boy he never wanted to be, his overcoming sub-stance abuse, and how he has continued to play and pour his heart into his music despite an inflammatory muscle disease and his retirement from the road. Peppered throughout his narrative is the story of his favorite guitar, the Phenix, which he thought he'd lost in a fiery plane crash in 1980. But in 2011, it mysteriously showed up again—saved from the wreckage. Frampton tells of that unlikely reunion here in full for the first time, and why the miraculous reappearance is emblematic of his life and career as a quintessential artist.


Pdf ebook: Led Zeppelin - Acoustic Classics (Revised)

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Summary: While Led Zeppelin have always been renowned for their heavy blues rock and beyond, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's vision was always a fusion between rock a

  • Author : Led Zeppelin
  • Publisher: Alfred Music
  • ISBN: 1470628481
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Language: English
  • Views: 736
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Description: While Led Zeppelin have always been renowned for their heavy blues rock and beyond, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's vision was always a fusion between rock and traditional acoustic folk and Celtic music. Drawing from a spectacularly wide range of influences, Jimmy Page brews a distinctive and unmistakable blend when unplugged. Featuring all new arrangements with correct alternate tunings, based on never-before-available isolated guitar tacks, this book collects all the best acoustic songs from Led Zeppelin's storied catalog, in authentic guitar TAB transcriptions. A foreword by Jimmy Brown of Guitar World magazine provides a necessary insight into the material, and there's even a tuning key in the back that will illuminate Page's frequent use of altered tunings. Titles: * Babe I'm Gonna Leave You * The Battle of Evermore * Black Mountain Side * Bron-Y-Aur Stomp * Bron-Yr-Aur * Friends * Going to California * Hats Off to (Roy) Harper * Hey, Hey What Can I Do * Over the Hills and Far Away * Ramble On * Tangerine * Thank You * That's the Way * Your Time Is Gonna Come


Pdf ebook: Physical Principles of Sedimentology

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Summary: Physical Principles of Sedimentology is a textbook devoted to the physics of sedimentological processes. The applicability of fundamental principles, such

  • Author : Kenneth J. Hsü
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3662025841
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 233
  • Language: English
  • Views: 862
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Description: Physical Principles of Sedimentology is a textbook devoted to the physics of sedimentological processes. The applicability of fundamental principles, such as Newton's Three Laws of Motion, Law of Conservation of Energy, First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, and of other physical relations in hydraulics and groundwater hydrology is illustrated by discussions of natural processes which form sediments or sedimentary rocks. The author's educational background as a major in physics and geology, and his 40-year experience in teaching and research help him bring together physics and geology in this enjoyable and highly readable form.


Pdf ebook: Led Zeppelin - Piano Sheet Music Anthology

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Summary: Led Zeppelin fans who play the piano know that certain songs by the legendary band are particularly well-suited to be played on keyboard instruments. Some

  • Author : Led Zeppelin
  • Publisher: Alfred Music
  • ISBN: 147062270X
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 164
  • Language: English
  • Views: 484
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Description: Led Zeppelin fans who play the piano know that certain songs by the legendary band are particularly well-suited to be played on keyboard instruments. Some of these are "All My Love," "No Quarter," "Stairway to Heaven," "Your Time Is Gonna Come," and more---and they're all here in this collectible sheet music anthology. Also included are a variety of the band's most popular songs from seven of their albums. This collection of 20 arrangements is the ultimate vehicle for pianists to explore the music of the greatest rock band of all time! Titles: * All My Love * The Battle of Evermore * Black Dog * Carouselambra * The Crunge * Fool in the Rain * Going to California * Good Times Bad Times * Heartbreaker * Kashmir * No Quarter * The Ocean * The Rain Song * Rock and Roll * Since I've Been Loving You * Stairway to Heaven * Thank You * Trampled Under Foot * You Shook Me * Your Time Is Gonna Come


Pdf ebook: Jimmy Page in Brazil

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Summary: immy Page is still recognized as one of the most influential guitarists of all time and one of the most important rock composers worldwide. And Page's rela

  • Author : Leandro Souto Maior
  • Publisher: Garota FM Books
  • ISBN: 6599153933
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 327
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1985
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Description: immy Page is still recognized as one of the most influential guitarists of all time and one of the most important rock composers worldwide. And Page's relationship with Brazil is old: in addition to having starred in many meetings with national music stars, the Led Zeppelin guitarist spent seasons in Bahia and inaugurated Casa Jimmy to house homeless youth in the capital of Rio de Janeiro – which earns him the title of Honorary Citizen of Rio de Janeiro. This intense story is the theme of Jimmy Page in Brazil, a bilingual book (Portuguese / English) by journalist and musician Leandro Souto Maior. The book has a preface by Ed Motta, one of the greatest collectors and connoisseurs of Led Zeppelin's work in Brazil, and postscript by young guitarist Sebastião Reis, the son of musician Nando Reis, what confirms that the band has crossed generations. The layout and cover bear the signature of Tomás Paoni, the artistic director of the project. The cover photo is by Marcos Hermes, a great photographer in the Brazilian music market. The edition is signed by Chris Fuscaldo, director of Garota FM Books.


Pdf ebook: Artificial Paradise: The Dark Side of the Beatles' Utopian Dream

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Summary: There is an epigram in this book from the Phil Ochs song, "Crucifixion", about the Kennedy assassination, that states: I fear to contemplate that beneath t

  • Author : Kevin Courrier
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313345872
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Views: 302
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Description: There is an epigram in this book from the Phil Ochs song, "Crucifixion", about the Kennedy assassination, that states: I fear to contemplate that beneath the greatest love, lies a hurricane of hate. On February 11th 1963, the Beatles recorded "There's a Place", a dazzling, unheralded tune which was included on their electrifying debut album, Please Please Me. This song firmly laid the foundation on which a huge utopian dream of the sixties would be built. Within that dream, however, also lay the seeds of a darker vision that would emerge out of the very counterculture that the Beatles and their music helped create. Thus, even as their music attracted adoring fans, it also enticed the murderous ambitions of Charles Manson; and though the Beatles may have inspired others to form bands, their own failed hopes ultimately led to their breakup. The disillusionment with the sixties, and the hopes associated with the group, would many years later culminate in the assassination of John Lennon and the attempted slaying of George Harrison by deranged and obsessive fans. In this incisive examination, author Kevin Courrier (Dangerous Kitchen: the Subversive World of Zappa, Randy Newman's American Dreams) examines how the Fab Four, through their astonishing music and comically rebellious personalities, created the promise of an inclusive culture built on the principles of pleasure and fulfillment. By taking us through their richly inventive catalogue, Courrier illustrates how the Beatles' startling impact on popular culture built a bond with audiences that was so strong, people today continue to either cling nostalgically to it, or struggle — and often struggle violently — to escape its influence.


Pdf ebook: The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies

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Summary: A movie guide for film and comedy fans, by filmmakers and comedians, for the movie lover with a good sense of humor. Tired of the usual boring, dry movie d

  • Author : Graham Elwood,Chris Mancini
  • Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
  • ISBN: 1614482225
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Views: 463
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Description: A movie guide for film and comedy fans, by filmmakers and comedians, for the movie lover with a good sense of humor. Tired of the usual boring, dry movie discussion? The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies is something new. Is it serious movie discussion? Is it funny? Do the writers know what the hell they are talking about? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. Okay, that’s too many yes’s, but you get the point. Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini, both professional filmmakers and comedians, created comedyfilmnerds.com to mind meld the idea of real movie talk and real funny. And they called in all of their professionally funny and filmy friends to help them. Comedians and writers who have been on everything from the Tonight Show to their own comedy specials tell you what’s what about their favorite film genres. While The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies is funny and informative, each genre is given a personal touch. All of the Comedy Film Nerds have a love of film and a personal connection to each genre. Read about a love of film from an insider’s perspective. The Comedy Film Nerds Guide to Movies brings what has been missing from movie discussion for too long: a healthy dose of humor.


Pdf ebook: Master Anthology of Fingerstyle Guitar Solos, Volume 3

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Summary: Twelve accessible solos in several styles and tunings from various parts of the world. Includes works by: Stephen Bennett, Tom Doyle, Howard Emerson, Joël

  • Author : STEPHEN REKAS
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
  • ISBN: 161065143X
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 104
  • Language: English
  • Views: 903
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Description: Twelve accessible solos in several styles and tunings from various parts of the world. Includes works by: Stephen Bennett, Tom Doyle, Howard Emerson, Joël Fafard, Tim Farrell, Simon Fox, Richard Gilewitz, Paolo Giordano, Phil Heywood, Sean McGowan, David Qualey, and Brad Richter. Written in standard notation and tablature for the intermediate to advanced guitarist.


Pdf ebook: A Pine Castle Anthology

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Summary: Will Wallace Harney (1832-1912) came to the Central Florida frontier in the years immediately following the Civil War, and established a homestead south of

  • Author : William S. Morgan, V
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 9781452095813
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 724
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1168
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Description: Will Wallace Harney (1832-1912) came to the Central Florida frontier in the years immediately following the Civil War, and established a homestead south of Orlando on the shores of Lake Conway. There he used the native timber to construct a magnificent home which he dubbed, Pine Castle. Within a few years, the name was being applied to the entire neighborhood. Beyond Pine Castle, Harney was better known for his skills as a writer, though he only published one thin volume of poetry during his lifetime. Most of his works appeared in regular submissions to popular magazines and newspapers. In the century since his death, his words have occasionally appeared in local publications. But no comprehensive collection of his writings had ever been published before this present anthology. The collected poetry, fiction, and letters of Will Wallace Harney reveal the important regional writer as a complex character, as inconsistent and difficult to define as the times in which he lived.


Pdf ebook: 150 Glimpses of the Beatles

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Summary: Winner of the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction A distinctive portrait of the Fab Four by one of the sharpest and wittiest writers of our time "If

  • Author : Craig Brown
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374721998
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 592
  • Language: English
  • Views: 723
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Description: Winner of the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction A distinctive portrait of the Fab Four by one of the sharpest and wittiest writers of our time "If you want to know what it was like to live those extraordinary Beatles years in real time, read this book." —Alan Johnson, The Spectator Though fifty years have passed since the breakup of the Beatles, the fab four continue to occupy an utterly unique place in popular culture. Their influence extends far beyond music and into realms as diverse as fashion and fine art, sexual politics and religion. When they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, fresh off the plane from England, they provoked an epidemic of hoarse-throated fandom that continues to this day. Who better, then, to capture the Beatles phenomenon than Craig Brown—the inimitable author of Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret and master chronicler of the foibles and foppishness of British high society? This wide-ranging portrait of the four lads from Liverpool rivals the unique spectacle of the band itself by delving into a vast catalog of heretofore unexamined lore. When actress Eleanor Bron touched down at Heathrow with the Beatles, she thought that a flock of starlings had alighted on the roof of the terminal—only to discover that the birds were in fact young women screaming at the top of their lungs. One journalist, mistaken for Paul McCartney as he trailed the band in his car, found himself nearly crushed to death as fans climbed atop the vehicle and pressed their bodies against the windshield. Or what about the Baptist preacher who claimed that the Beatles synchronized their songs with the rhythm of an infant’s heartbeat so as to induce a hypnotic state in listeners? And just how many people have employed the services of a Canadian dentist who bought John Lennon’s tooth at auction, extracted its DNA, and now offers paternity tests to those hoping to sue his estate? 150 Glimpses of the Beatles is, above all, a distinctively kaleidoscopic examination of the Beatles’ effect on the world around them and the world they helped bring into being. Part anthropology and part memoir, and enriched by the recollections of everyone from Tom Hanks to Bruce Springsteen, this book is a humorous, elegiac, and at times madcap take on the Beatles’ role in the making of the sixties and of music as we know it.


Pdf ebook: Led Zeppelin All the Songs

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Summary: Take a deep dive into the innovative recording history of Led Zeppelin, in this newest addition to the fan-favorite All the Songs series. Fifty years after

  • Author : Jean-Michel Guesdon,Philippe Margotin
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
  • ISBN: 031641803X
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 544
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1144
  • Downloads: 1144
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Description: Take a deep dive into the innovative recording history of Led Zeppelin, in this newest addition to the fan-favorite All the Songs series. Fifty years after their first practice in a Soho basement, Led Zeppelin continues to fascinate new generations of listeners. While their legendary back-stage debauchery has been written about extensively in other books, All the Songs is all about the music, detailing the studio magic and inspiration that made all nine albums go platinum, including Led Zeppelin IV which was certified x23 platinum and has sold more than 37 million copies worldwide. Studio stories will include their productive time at Headley Grange in Wales, a poorly-heated former poorhouse where they recorded parts of Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV, Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti. And how the first album was recorded in three weeks but their second took six months, done while the band was on a world tour. They carried the masters of the recording session in a steamer trunk wherever they went. Out of these chaotic sessions came the "Whole Lotta Love," which was finished in New York with Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer helping create the psychedelic middle part, as well as "The Lemon Song," which was cut live in the studio. Page worked feverishly with Kramer to mix the LP on a primitive 12-channel Altec board in a two-day span. Fans will also learn the genesis of their lyrics, the inspiration for their album covers, the instruments used, and the contributions of engineers such as Andy Johns, who helped create the iconic drum sound on "When the Levee Breaks" by recording Bonham at the bottom of a stairwell.


Pdf ebook: The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll

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Summary: Sex. Drugs. Loud music. Wild costumes. Dazzling light shows. These words can all describe a great rock concert or a hot dance club, but they were also part

  • Author : Christopher Knowles
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1573445649
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Views: 415
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Description: Sex. Drugs. Loud music. Wild costumes. Dazzling light shows. These words can all describe a great rock concert or a hot dance club, but they were also part and parcel of the ancient cultural phenomenon known as the “Mystery religions.” In this book, author Christopher Knowles shows how the Mystery religions got a secular reincarnation when a new musical form called rock 'n' roll burst onto the scene. The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll traces the history of the Mysteries — their rise, their fall, and their survival through long centuries of repression. Knowles shows how the Mysteries prefigured subcultures as diverse as Santeria, Freemasonry, Mardi Gras and even the Holiness churches of the American frontier, and explains exactly how ancient rituals and music found their way to the New World. In the process, The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll traces the development of rock's most popular genres such as punk and heavy metal, and reveals how many of rock's most iconic artists play the same archetypal roles as the ancient gods. You'll see how many of the rituals and customs and even musical styles of our postmodern society have stunning ancient parallels. You'll meet history's first pop


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Summary: The NME mattered to all those generations who grew up with music at the centre of their universe. The NME never had a truer chronicler than Pat Long. Tony

  • Author : Pat Long
  • Publisher: Portico
  • ISBN: 1907554777
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 300
  • Language: English
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Description: The NME mattered to all those generations who grew up with music at the centre of their universe. The NME never had a truer chronicler than Pat Long. Tony Parsons Since it was founded in 1952, the New Musical Express has played a central part in the British love affair with pop music. Snotty, confrontational, enthusiastic, sarcastic: the NME landing on the doormat every Wednesday was the high point of any music fans week, whether they were listening to The Beatles, Bowie or Blur. The Sex Pistols sang about it, Nick Hornby claims he regrets not working for it and a whole host of household names Tony Parsons and Julie Burchill, Nick Kent and Mick Farren, Steve Lamacq and Stuart Maconie started their career writing for it. This authoritative history, written by former assistant editor, Pat Long, is an insider's account of the high times and low lives of the world's most famous, and most influential, music magazine. The fights, the bands, the brawls, the haircuts, the egos and much more. This is the definitive and first book about the infamous NME. Word count: 85,000


Pdf ebook: Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman [2 volumes]

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  • Author : Randy Duncan,Matthew J. Smith
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313399247
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 920
  • Language: English
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Description: This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. • Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves • Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject • Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations • Includes a comprehensive bibliography


Pdf ebook: In the Presence of Greatness: My Sixty-Year Journey as an Actress

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  • Publisher: BearManor Media
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  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 348
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Pdf ebook: Hot Wired Guitar: The Life of Jeff Beck

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Summary: This new, revised edition of Hot Wired Guitar brings Beck's story bang up to date, from his adventures at The White House in December 2012 with Mick Jagger

  • Author : Martin Power
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • ISBN: 1783233869
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 522
  • Language: English
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Description: This new, revised edition of Hot Wired Guitar brings Beck's story bang up to date, from his adventures at The White House in December 2012 with Mick Jagger and US President Barack Obama, to touring the world with Beach Boy Brian Wilson and the 2014 release of Jeff's latest solo disc.The definitive account of Jeff Beck's journey from his childhood in 1940s South London to the world-wide success of 2010's album Emotion and Commotion and beyond. Author Martin Power has talked to former Yardbirds members Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty as well as manager Simon Napier-Bell and fellow musicians including Max Middleton, Stanley Clarke, Simon Phillips, Jimmy Hall, Mo Foster, Doug Wimbish and many others. Supported by full album reviews, rare photographs and an up-to-date discography, Hot Wired Guitar is the most complete and comprehensive account of the life and times of Jeff Beck, the man who took the electric guitar and showed the world just what could be done with just six strings and 'one hell of an attitude'.


Pdf ebook: The Complete History of Guitar World

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Summary: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF GUITAR WORLD: 30 YEARS OF MUSIC MAGIC AND SIX-STRING MAYHEM

  • Author : Editors of Guitar World magazine
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1476855935
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 322
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Description: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF GUITAR WORLD: 30 YEARS OF MUSIC MAGIC AND SIX-STRING MAYHEM


Pdf ebook: The Grace Effect

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Summary: “Simply defined, the ‘grace effect’ is an observable phenomenon—that life is demonstrably better where authentic Christianity flourishes.” What d

  • Author : Larry Alex Taunton
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1595554416
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: “Simply defined, the ‘grace effect’ is an observable phenomenon—that life is demonstrably better where authentic Christianity flourishes.” What does Christianity give us beyond televangelists, potlucks, and bad basketball leagues? Not much, according to the secular Left. The world, they say, would be a better place without it. Historian and Christian apologist Larry Taunton has spent much of his career refuting just this sort of thinking, but when he encounters Sasha, a golden-haired Ukranian orphan girl whose life has been shaped by atheistic theorists, he discovers an unlikely champion for the transforming power of grace. Through the narrative of Sasha’s redemption, we see the false promises of socialism; the soul-destroying influence of unbelief; and how a society cultivates its own demise when it rejects the ultimate source of grace. We see, in short, the kind of world the atheists would give us: a world without Christianity—cold, pitiless, and graceless. And yet, as Sasha shows us, it is a world that is not beyond the healing power of “the grace effect.” Occasionally infuriating, often amusing, but always inspiring, The Grace Effect will have you cheering for the courageous little girl who shamed the academic elitists of our day. Endorsements: "In The Grace Effect -- Larry Taunton's deeply moving and personal story of how his family adopted a Ukranian girl -- we behold the staggering contrast between a culture suffused with Christian faith and one that has utterly rejected it. Atheists must assiduously avoid exposure to stories like this one. If you've ever been unsure of how much good Christianity does in the world, read this book." —Eric Metaxas, New York Times Best-selling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. "This highly readable book is a collection of powerful insights into the long-term consequences of spiritual indifference and, above all, a remarkable example of how to conquer it." — Dr. Olivera Petrovich, research psychologist, University of Oxford "What would a world without Christianity look like? We don't have to guess because such a world does exist: it exists in the current and former Communist bloc. Through the inspiring story of a little girl born in Eastern Europe and now living in America, Larry Taunton draws a sharp contrast between the life-giving influence of Christianity and the worn out theories of atheism and radical secularism. The effect?The Grace Effect?is nothing less than powerful and moving." ?Dinesh D'Souza, former White House policy analyst, fellow of the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, and current president of Kings College


Pdf ebook: The Occult World

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  • Author : Christopher Partridge
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317596757
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 780
  • Language: English
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Description: This volume presents students and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of the occult. It explores the history of Western occultism, from ancient and medieval sources via the Renaissance, right up to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary occultism. Written by a distinguished team of contributors, the essays consider key figures, beliefs and practices as well as popular culture.


Pdf ebook: Rock Music

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Summary: This volume gathers together twenty articles from among the best scholarly writing on rock music published in academic journals over the past two decades.

  • Author : Mark Spicer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351550691
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 504
  • Language: English
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Description: This volume gathers together twenty articles from among the best scholarly writing on rock music published in academic journals over the past two decades. These diverse essays reflect the wide range of approaches that scholars in various disciplines have applied to the study of rock, from those that address mainly the historical, sociological, cultural and technological factors that gave rise to this music, to those that focus primarily on analysis of the music itself. This collection of articles, some of which are now out of print or otherwise difficult to access, provides an overview of the current state of research in the field of rock music, and includes an introduction which contributes to the ongoing debate over the distinction (or lack thereof) betweenrock andpop.


Pdf ebook: Revolution in the Head

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Summary: This “Bible of the Beatles” captures the iconic band’s magical and mysterious journey from adorable teenagers to revered cultural emissaries. In this

  • Author : Ian MacDonald
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 188305284X
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 544
  • Language: English
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Description: This “Bible of the Beatles” captures the iconic band’s magical and mysterious journey from adorable teenagers to revered cultural emissaries. In this fully updated version, each of their 241 tracks is assessed chronologically from their first amateur recordings in 1957 to their final “reunion” recording in 1995. It also incorporates new information from the Anthology series and recent interviews with Paul McCartney. This comprehensive guide offers fascinating details about the Beatles’ lives, music, and era, never losing sight of what made the band so important, unique, and enjoyable.


Pdf ebook: The Beatles Diary Volume 2: After The Break-Up 1970-2001

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Summary: From 1970 onwards the disbanded Beatles were at last free to follow their individual interests. From that point on there were four separate stories... but

  • Author : Keith Badman
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • ISBN: 0857120018
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 480
  • Language: English
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Description: From 1970 onwards the disbanded Beatles were at last free to follow their individual interests. From that point on there were four separate stories... but they were stories that would form a complex overlapping history of quarrels and reconciliations, personal projects and sporadic collaborations. For the first time ever, a noted Beatles expert has meticulously documented the entire period of The Beatles after the break-up.


Pdf ebook: Manifestations

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  • Author : Gary Corseri
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469105438
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 194
  • Language: English
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Description: Heres a pinata of insights and delectations: an anthology of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, drama, translation, criticism, photography and mixed genre by some of the best artists working today. Based on seven years of work compiled and edited by dArts Literary Editor Gary Corseri, this attractive book contains selections from the following nifty fifty: Annabel Alderman, Sandra Fenichel Asher, Charles Baudelaire, Stephen Bluestone, Emery Campbell, Jimmy Carter, Chibi, Stephen Corey, Sam Cornish, Daniel Corrie, Gary Corseri, Bill Costley, Elsa Cross, Robert Dana, Rosemary Daniell, Patricia Dubrava, Tu Fu, Anthony Grooms, Kijima Jajime , Kodac Harrison, Lola Haskins, Holly Hatch, Paul Hemphill, Lawrence Hetrick, Cooper Holmes, Flournoy Holmes, Gray Jacobik, Ha Jin, Yoko Kagawa, Yoshinori Kagawa, John Lane, Michael Lehman, Thomas Lux, Leslie Lytle Sylvia Melville, Jean Monahan, Donald Morrill, John Ottley, Jr., Collie Owens, Barbara Ras, Larry Rubin, A. E. Stallings, Stephen Toskar, Mark Twain, Michael Walls, Christopher T. Wilkerson, Stephen Wing, Cecilia Woloch, Karen Wurl , Lane Young. The editor has reached for inclusivity, eclecticism and excellence to present a perdurable portrait of this pivotal age between millennia: our at once exciting, tumultuous, nerve-wracking, sensuous and tender Zeitgeist. About half of the book features Atlantan, Georgian and Southern writers with unique voices whose excellence is measured against writers from around the world and back in time. White and Black, Asian, male and female, young and old, scholars and peace activists engage each other and the reader creatively and critically. Heres a book for the student as well as the practitioner. A good student, a good teacher, will use it as a handy textbook, building upon its variety of style, content and technique. For the practitioner, its a talisman, a good-luck charm with which to measure his/her best against the best herein. No one travels deeper than the artist, and no one manifests more. With a handsome cover design by Flournoy Holmes, memorable photos and a stunning array of literary selections, this book is a keeper and a treasure.


Pdf ebook: GARAGE BAND THEORY - TOOLS the PRO'S USE to PLAY BY EAR

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Summary: This is non-academic, practical, useful theory for living-room pickers and working musicians who want to be able to think coherently about music in order t

  • Author : Duke Sharp
  • Publisher: eBook Partnership
  • ISBN: 0976642042
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 594
  • Language: English
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Description: This is non-academic, practical, useful theory for living-room pickers and working musicians who want to be able to think coherently about music in order to ask questions and understand answers about the music they want to play.The stuff in GBT is about understanding The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, The Grateful Dead and Vampire Weekend. It's NOT about analyzing Bach Fugues... but you'll be able to if you want to. It was written for the 99% of musicians who are NOT music majors by a incorrigible honky-tonk guitar player who plays by ear ... but understands the relevant vocabulary and what's sensible and useful for MOST players."e;Garage Band Theory is a must for any musician."e; Rodney Crowell"e;Don't be put off by this giant book - Duke's got the secrets of the universe in here. Quite simply, this is the most comprehensive book on music theory I've ever seen."e;Bill Payne (Little Feat)"e;Something for every musician at any level. Especially helpful is the musical notation and tablature for a variety of instruments. This book inspires me to learn and practice more."e; Sam Bush"e;Garage Band Theory is a veritable encyclopedia of useful tools and tips.This book lifts the lid off the "e;black box"e; of music theory and let's the light shine in - and in a fun, practical way. This is a book which should be left handily lying around the living room, bedside, studio, classroom, (restroom?) - ready to be dipped into at any time for reference purposes or just to improve or refresh one's fluency in the language of music. A great resource for musicians young and old no matter what your training. For the price of a one-hour lesson, GBT offers a lifetime of learning."e; Alasdair Fraser"e;Garage Band Theory let me know how little I know... but in a good way.A It's a great book!"e; Sterling C Ball CEO, Ernie Ball Inc."e;This book is written in the people's key."e; Kostas"e;Garage Band Theory offers you everything you need to know to understand, play and make your own music. Because he is both an accomplished musician and teacher, Sharp's Garage Band Theory is an excellent guide for beginners and more advanced players alike."e; Sam Barry, author, musicianNo matter which instrument you want to play, the advice, inspiration and down-to-earth tips in this book will help you get to your goal. Duke Sharp draws on a lifetime of experience playing, writing, recording and teaching music. Garage Band Theory demystifies music theory and, in the process, shows how to apply basic music theory to the art of playing by ear and composition.


Pdf ebook: The Letters of John McGahern

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Summary: I am no good at letters. John McGahern, 1963 John McGahern is consistently hailed as one of the finest Irish writers since James Joyce and Samuel Beckett.T

  • Author : FRANK SHOVLIN
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571326676
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Number of Pages: 800
  • Language: English
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Description: I am no good at letters. John McGahern, 1963 John McGahern is consistently hailed as one of the finest Irish writers since James Joyce and Samuel Beckett.This volume collects some of the witty, profound and unfailingly brilliant letters that he exchanged with family, friends and literary luminaries - such as Seamus Heaney, Colm Tóibín and Paul Muldoon - over the course of a well-travelled life. It is one of the major contributions to the study of Irish and British literature of the past thirty years, acting not just as a crucial insight into the life and works of a much-revered writer - but also a history of post-war Irish literature and its close ties to British and American literary life. 'One of the greatest writers of our era.' Hilary Mantel 'McGahern brings us that tonic gift of the best fiction, the sense of truth - the sense of transparency that permits us to see imaginary lives more clearly than we see our own.' John Updike


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Summary: This book refocuses current understandings of American Literature from the revolutionary period to the present-day through an analytical accounting of clas

  • Author : Andrew Lawson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136774246
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 294
  • Language: English
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Description: This book refocuses current understandings of American Literature from the revolutionary period to the present-day through an analytical accounting of class, reestablishing a foundation for discussions of class in American culture. American Studies scholars have explored the ways in which American society operates through inequality and modes of social control, focusing primarily on issues of status group identities involving race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and disability. The essays in this volume focus on both the historically changing experience of class and its continuing hold on American life. The collection visits popular as well as canonical literature, recognizing that class is constructed in and mediated by the affective and the sensational. It analyzes class division, class difference, and class identity in American culture, enabling readers to grasp why class matters, as well as the economic, social, and political matter of class. Redefining the field of American literary cultural studies and asking it to rethink its preoccupation with race and gender as primary determinants of identity, contributors explore the disciplining of the laboring body and of the emotions, the political role of the novel in contesting the limits of class power and authority, and the role of the modern consumer culture in both blurring and sharpening class divisions.


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Summary: In the annals of sports, no individual rivalry matches the intensity, longevity, and emotional resonance of the one between two extraordinary women: Chris

  • Author : Johnette Howard
  • Publisher: Crown Archetype
  • ISBN: 0307419495
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: In the annals of sports, no individual rivalry matches the intensity, longevity, and emotional resonance of the one between two extraordinary women: Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. Over sixteen years, Evert and Navratilova met on the tennis court a record eighty times—sixty times in finals. At their first match in Akron, Ohio, in 1973, Chris was an eighteen-year-old star and Martina, two years her junior, was an unknown Czech making her first trip to the United States. It would be two years before Martina finally beat Chris, and another year—after Navratilova had dropped twenty pounds and improved her game—before Evert publicly betrayed her first hint of concern. By then, the women were already friends and sometimes doubles partners, and the colorful story that would captivate the world was under way. The Rivals is the first book to examine the intertwined journey of these legendary champions, based on extensive interviews with each. Taking readers on and off the courts with vivid, never-before-published material, award-winning sportswriter Johnette Howard shows how Evert and Navratilova came of age during the rambunctious golden age of tennis in the 1970s, and how—together—they redefined women’s athletics during a time of volcanic change in sports and society. Their epic careers unfolded against the backdrop of the fight for Title IX, the gay rights movement, the women's movement and the fall of the iron curtain. Howard draws entertaining, intimate, and myth-shattering portraits of Evert and Navratilova, describing the personal migrations each woman made, and showing how enmeshed their lives became. Navratilova and Evert’s ability to forge and maintain a friendship during sixteen years of often-cutthroat competition has always provoked wonder and admiration. They were a study in contrasts, a collision of politics and style and looks. Chris was the crowd darling while Martina, her greatest foil, was often cast as the villain. Chris was the imperturbable champion who proved toughness and femininity weren’t mutually exclusive; Martina was portrayed as both emotionally fragile and some fearsome Amazon. Chris’s off-court life was presumed to be bedrock solid, the stuff of Main Street America; Martina’s was derided as outrageous and sometimes chaotic, even during her invincible years. Yet, through it all, the two remained friends who lifted each other to heights that each says she couldn’t have reached without the other. Women’s tennis now is more popular than ever, thanks in large part to the trailblazing of Evert and Navratilova. A rivalry like theirs, filled with so many grace notes, is unique in sports history.


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  • Publisher: Crossroad Press
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 325
  • Language: English
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Description: From award-winning author David Niall Wilson, what Publishers Weekly calls : "...an engrossing, poetic novel of spiritual evil..." Brandt is a down-and-out guitarist and vocalist who believes his life has hit rock bottom. He can't make the rent on his apartment, he drinks so much he can barely make it to the crappy gig that keeps his band afloat, let alone play when he gets there. When he leaves the bar one dark night with a bottle of Jose Cuervo in one hand and his guitar case in the other, he finds he’s locked out of his apartment with no where to go. In an alley filled with trash can fires and homeless vagrants, Brandt meets Wally, an old black man who can play the music that Brandt dreams of – the blues. In the ensuing encounter, Brandt is gifted – or cursed – with new abilities. He feels the pain building up around him and inside him. Not his own pain, but the pain of others, the pain of those who have passed away, the pain of those who died with no one to hear their stories. He becomes a conduit for the pain of the world. What follows are a series of revelations, one for each member of the band, and one for a young girl named Liz, drawing them together, and ultimately reuniting them with Brandt. Together, Brandt, Sinthia, Shaver, Dexter and Liz take off to the mountain town of Friendly California for a date with pain, destiny, and a silver haired Reverend who would like to see them dead. In the final showdown, they must meet the challenge of the music, the pain, and their mingled histories and stand, or fall, with the pain of the world in the balance. PRAISE FOR DEEP BLUE: "Wilson demonstrates that a horror novel doesn't need gallons of blood to succeed, that spiritual terror can be even more effective." - Publisher's Weekly "Through some great musical imagery and engrossing sub-plots, David Niall Wilson has written a captivating story that is full of surprises." - SF Site -Featured review "Wilson paints liquid rainbows when he describes each band member's experience behind his or her newly-rediscovered instruments and skills, and if this were all that the book were about, it would be enough. But there's plenty more going on in Deep Blue to satisfy the author's fans (who are used to him not sticking to genre conventions) and to draw in plenty of new ones." Craig's Booklist Reviews


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Summary: This eclectic compilation of readings tells the history of rock as it has been received and explained as a social and musical practice throughout its six d

  • Author : Theo Cateforis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315394804
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Language: English
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Description: This eclectic compilation of readings tells the history of rock as it has been received and explained as a social and musical practice throughout its six decade history. This third edition includes new readings across the volume, with added material on the early origins of rock 'n' roll as well as coverage of recent developments, including the changing shape of the music industry in the twenty-first century. With numerous readings that delve into the often explosive issues surrounding censorship, copyright, race relations, feminism, youth subcultures, and the meaning of musical value, The Rock History Reader continues to appeal to scholars and students from a variety of disciplines. New to the third edition: Nine additional chapters from a broad range of perspectives Explorations of new media formations, industry developments, and the intersections of music and labor For the first time, a companion website providing users with playlists of music referenced in the book Featuring readings as loud, vibrant, and colorful as rock ‘n’ roll itself, The Rock History Reader is sure to leave readers informed, inspired, and perhaps even infuriated—but never bored.


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  • Author : Andy Neill
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • ISBN: 1783236191
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 560
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Pdf ebook: Since When

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Summary: Bill Berkson was a poet, art critic, and joyful participant in the best of postwar and bohemian American culture. Since When gathers the ephemera of a life

  • Author : Bill Berkson
  • Publisher: Coffee House Press
  • ISBN: 1566895375
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: Bill Berkson was a poet, art critic, and joyful participant in the best of postwar and bohemian American culture. Since When gathers the ephemera of a life well-lived, a collage of bold-face names, parties, exhibitions, and literary history from a man who could write "of [Truman Capote's Black and White] ball, which I attended as my mother’s escort, I have little recollection" and reminisce about imagining himself as a character from Tolstoy while tripping on acid at Woodstock. Gentle, witty, and eternally generous, this is Bill, and a particular moment in American history, at its best.


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Summary: Sixty of the best songs of the early rock era, all chosen from Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. The songs are from the 1950s t

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  • Publisher: Alfred Music
  • ISBN: 0739075802
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: Sixty of the best songs of the early rock era, all chosen from Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. The songs are from the 1950s to the '60s, arranged for piano/vocal/chords. Many of these great songs were previously available only as "old-time" sheet music editions that did not accurately portray the classic recordings that made them famous. In preparing this songbook, Alfred Music took great care to revisit those recordings, replacing incorrect arrangements with new ones that allow pianists and singers to perform the songs in the style that landed them on the Rolling Stone 500. Also available: Rolling Stone Sheet Music Classics, Volume 2: 1970s--1990s. Similar editions are available arranged for easy guitar TAB, wind, and string instruments. Songs vary per instrument. Titles: * All Along the Watchtower * All I Have to Do Is Dream * Be-Bop-A-Lula * Blowin' in the Wind * Blueberry Hill * Both Sides Now * The Boxer * Brown Eyed Girl * Crazy * Crying * Earth Angel * Eight Miles High * Everyday People * For What It's Worth * Gimme Shelter * Gimme Some Lovin' * Gloria * Good Vibrations * Great Balls of Fire * (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher * Hit the Road Jack * Honky Tonk Women * Hoochie Coochie Man * Hound Dog * House of the Rising Sun * I Can See for Miles * I Want To Hold Your Hand * Jumpin' Jack Flash * The Letter * Like a Rolling Stone * Mr. Tambourine Man * Mustang Sally * My Generation * My Girl * The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down * Paint It Black * People Get Ready * Piece of My Heart * Respect * Rock Around the Clock * Ruby Tuesday * Runaway * (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction * Save the Last Dance for Me * Soul Man * Sound of Silence * Stand By Me * Summertime Blues * Sunshine of Your Love * Sympathy for the Devil * Times They Are A-Changin' * The Weight * What'd I Say * When a Man Loves a Woman * Whipping Post * White Room * A Whiter Shade of Pale * Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On * You Can't Always Get What You Want * You Send Me