Nothin To Lose

Author: Ken Sharp
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062131745
Size: 11,46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Nothin' to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975) chronicles, for the first time, the crucial formative years of the legendary rock band KISS, culminating with the groundbreaking success of their classic 1975 album Alive! and the smash single "Rock and Roll All Nite," a song that nearly four decades later remains one of rock's most enduring anthems. Drawing on more than two hundred interviews, the book offers a captivating and intimate fly-on-the-wall account of their launch, charting the struggles and ultimate victories that led them to the threshold of superstardom. Constructed as an oral history, the book includes original interviews with Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss, as well as with producers; engineers; management; record company personnel; roadies; club owners; booking agents; concert promoters; costume, stage, and art designers; rock photographers; publicists; and key music journalists. Many of KISS's musical contemporaries from the time, most of whom shared concert bills with the band on their early tours, also lend their perspective via new interviews; these include Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, and Ted Nugent, as well as members of Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Rush, Slade, Blue Öyster Cult, Mott the Hoople, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Raspberries, The James Gang, The New York Dolls, Iggy & the Stooges, The Ramones, Suzi Quatro, Argent, and Uriah Heep, among others. The result is an indelible and irresistible portrait of a band on the rise and of the music scene they changed forever.

Nothing To Lose

Author: Dominic Fino
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146280568X
Size: 15,53 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 216

Nothing to Lose is a suspense novel that picks up with the life of Paul Marco two years after his corporate downsizing days at the Baltimore Light Company. This time, Paul Marco is matched against hard times that are clouded by personal tragedy. After Paul’s wife, Diana, is brutally murdered at their struggling small business, Paul is determined to find those responsible so they can be held accountable. Unfortunately, those working on the side of the law do not work as quickly or as harshly as Paul Marco would like. He takes it upon himself, with the help of a few friends from his old neighborhood, to get old-style revenge. The savage instincts of a man whose back has been pushed against the wall force Paul to fight in such a way that justice is achieved to his satisfaction. However, the emotional and physical price Paul Marco pays for his revenge is tremendous. Several times he must reevaluate his feelings to decide if the price might be too high. He asks himself if it is worth giving up everything he has worked for, just to get revenge. Commissioner Jim Doukup, Detective Theresa McGavin, and Captain Thiemeyer try to catch up with Paul Marco to stop the seemingly endless amount of horrible bloodshed. The persistent Detective McGavin has Paul’s next moves figured out several times but pulls up short when it comes to producing the necessary evidence to make an arrest. Paul has several encounters with associates of the ominous Billy Sharp, known racketeer, drug dealer, and bookie. Paul has to systematically eliminate several human obstacles as he brutally makes his way up through Billy Sharp’s organization. Once Paul has Billy Sharp in a position to even the score, he takes advantage of his skills, cunning planning, and gut rage to make things right. Nothing to Lose is a page-turning suspense filled novel that makes you want to root for the underdog. After all, what Paul Marco goes through could happen to any one of us living in a politically correct society where the criminal has more rights than the victim.


Author: David Leaf
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446553506
Size: 11,40 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 164

After three decades of undying adoration, KISS fans will get their first fully authorized and total access look at the band who loves to "rock 'n' roll all nite and party every day!" Twenty years ago, KISS officially revealed the faces behind the stage makeup, and fans all over the world got their first look at the band. Now, in KISS: BEHIND THE MASK, the band's legion of fans and music enthusiasts alike will get to know the men behind the stage personas. After 30 years as a band, KISS are more than just a rock 'n' roll institution-they are legends. For decades, they have consistently remained among the most successful acts in the history of popular music. KISS' legendary stagemanship and extreme theatrics are well known by two generations of rock fans, and they are already pulling in the next one. Now, through their own words and exclusive material contributed by some of the biggest rock stars in the industry, KISS: BEHIND THE MASK will tell the band's full story.

Existentialism For Dummies

Author: Christopher Panza
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470436891
Size: 14,95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 547

Have you ever wondered what the phrase “God is dead” means? You’ll find out in Existentialism For Dummies, a handy guide to Nietzsche, Sartre, and Kierkegaard’s favorite philosophy. See how existentialist ideas have influenced everything from film and literature to world events and discover whether or not existentialism is still relevant today. You’ll find an introduction to existentialism and understand how it fits into the history of philosophy. This insightful guide will expose you to existentialism’s ideas about the absurdity of life and the ways that existentialism guides politics, solidarity, and respect for others. There’s even a section on religious existentialism. You’ll be able to reviewkey existential themes and writings. Find out how to: Trace the influence of existentialism Distinguish each philosopher’s specific ideas Explain what it means to say that “God is dead” See culture through an existentialist lens Understand the existentialist notion of time, finitude, and death Navigate the absurdity of life Master the art of individuality Complete with lists of the ten greatest existential films, ten great existential aphorisms, and ten common misconceptions about existentialism, Existentialism For Dummies is your one-stop guide to a very influential school of thought.


Author: Brian O'Dea
Editor: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590513312
Size: 13,61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 496

In the early 1980s, Brian O’Dea was operating a $100 million a year, 120-man drug smuggling business, and had developed a terrifying cocaine addiction. Under increasing threat from the DEA in 1986 for importing seventy-five tons of marijuana into the United States, he quit the trade–and the drugs–and began working with recovering addicts in Santa Barbara. Despite his life change, the authorities caught up with him years later and O’Dea was arrested, tried, and sentenced to ten years at Terminal Island Federal Penitentiary in Los Angeles Harbor. A born storyteller, O’Dea candidly recounts his incredible experiences from the streets of Bogotá with a false-bottomed suitcase lined with cocaine, to the engine compartment of an old DC-6 whose engines were failing over the Caribbean, to the cell blocks overcrowded with small-time dealers who had fallen victim to the justice system’s perverse bureaucracy of drug sentencing. Weaving together extracts from his prison diary with the vivid recounting of his outlaw years and the dawning recognition of those things in his life that were worth living for, High tells the remarkable story of a remarkable man in the late-1980s drug business and why he walked away.

The Man Everyone Loved

Author: J. R. Lindermuth
Editor: Untreed Reads
ISBN: 1611872103
Size: 16,55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 501

Rookie Officer Flora Vastine of the Swatara Creek Police Department is called to Creekside Rest, a nursing facility, where a female guest has been murdered. Ray Fertig, another guest who claims to have been the victim's lover, is found in the room with the body. Fertig shocks Flora with tales of senior sexuality and asks to speak with former police chief Dan "Sticks" Hetrick. Now a consultant to the department, Hetrick knows Fertig's unsavory past and is reluctant to discount him as a suspect despite evidence to the contrary. Hetrick and Vastine's investigation soon turns up more lovers from Fertig's past, and an unexpected solution to the crime. A short work from our Fingerprints mystery line.


Author: Mark Adam Kaplan
Editor: Mark Adam Kaplan
Size: 20,62 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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15-year old Leon Mendoza has enough to worry about trying to stay in the eighth grade and out of lock up. With a depressed mother, a father in jail, and his homies worried that he'll turn snitch, Leon's only chance is to keep it together at school, and hope for a break from the judge. When he steps in to keep a younger kid from being bullied at school, he sets off a series of events that threatens to tear his chances of survival to pieces. Can a proactive P.O., a part time job, and the love of a decent girl be enough to turn Leon's luck and keep him out of lock up?

Lazy Man S Guide To Enlightenment

Author: Thaddeus Golas
Editor: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781586851903
Size: 15,39 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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$10.95 cloth hardcover � 1-58685-190-X 5 x 7 in, 112 pp, Rights: W, Self-Help Originally published by the author in 1972, the underground classic Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment teaches how to improve the quality of life, to feel good, and to determine what's real. Golas leads the reader down the path toward enlightenment with simple steps, like memorizing key phrases and incorporating them into daily life and thought. Think of how much better your life might be if you reminded yourself to "love as much as you can from wherever you are" or "love it the way it is." This classic book is full of useful tips on how to live a more conscious life and to be an engaged and aware member of the universal community. "While we have humility and pride enough to act on the knowledge that we exist in an infinite harmony, that we are neither greater nor lesser than any others, we can enjoy exquisite spiritual wealth and pleasures. When you love yourself, you are in truth expanding in love into many other things. And the more loving you are, the more loving the beings within and around you. On all levels we are mutually dependent vibrations. Play a happy tune and happy dancers will join your trip." - From The Lazy Man's Guide to EnlightenmentAfter serving in World War II, author Thaddeus Golas graduated from Columbia College in New York. He later moved to San Francisco, where he became involved in the activism and spiritual quests of the 1960s. He was an editor of Redbook magazine and a book representative for publisher Harper and Row.

The Touch

Author: F. Paul Wilson
Editor: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781429968751
Size: 15,25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Suddenly, a family physician can heal any illness with a simple touch After a dozen years of practicing medicine as a family physician, Dr. Alan Bulmer discovers one day that he can cure any illness with the mere touch of his hand. At first his scientific nature refuses to accept what is happening to him, but there is no rational explanation to be found. So Alan gives himself over to this mysterious power, reveling in the ability to cure the incurable, to give hope to the hopeless—for one hour each day. Although he tries to hide his power, word inevitably leaks out, and soon Alan's life begins to unravel. His marriage and his practice crumble. Only rich, beautiful, enigmatic Sylvia Nash stands by him. And standing with her is Ba, her Vietnamese gardener, who once witnessed a power such as Dr. Bulmer's in his homeland, where it is called Dat-tay-vao. And the Dat-tay-vao always comes with a price. Help arrives from an unexpected quarter—Senator James McCready offers the use of his family's medical foundation to investigate Alan's supposed power. If it truly exists, he will back Alan with the full weight of the Foundation's international reputation. Feeling that he has reached bottom and that things can only get better, Alan accepts McCready's offer. But he has only begun to pay. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Grapes Of Wrath

Author: John Steinbeck
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440637121
Size: 12,46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 440

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics. This Centennial edition, specially designed to commemorate one hundred years of Steinbeck, features french flaps and deckle-edged pages. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.