Sunday Morning Coming Down

Author: Gerrard Wilson
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1326429450
Size: 16,89 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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My name is Slimy and, like my best friend Sluggy, I am a slug. Sluggy is older than I am by three full days. Moreover, he is famous. Everyone in the garden, including the lowly snails, knows Sluggy, and everyone one of us aspires to be just like him when we grow up. With his twenty-first birthday fast approaching (twenty-one days, that is), Sluggy wanted a party, a big party. Because we like him so much, it was no problem, no problem at all to honour his wish. We set about organising it, the party of the week, the party to beat all others, the celebrity slug party that soon had the whole garden buzzing with excitement...

Sunday Morning Coming Down

Author: Nicci French
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 140593381X
Size: 18,77 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 286

THE GRIPPING, PENULTIMATE Frieda Klein novel. SOMEONE IS COMING FOR FRIEDA, SOMEONE DEADLY. 'She finds a body under a floor in her home. It's murder. But it's also a message . . .' For years psychotherapist Frieda Klein has believed serial killer Dean Reeve escaped justice. That, despite what the police say, he's still alive. And finally she has the evidence. Under her floor is the rotting corpse of an ex-policeman who she'd hired to hunt for Reeve. Now the police have to take her seriously. Because it is clear that whoever did this is very dangerous and must be found. It's also clear that they're not finished with Frieda - or those she loves most. But as Frieda is about to learn - it's always darkest just before the dawn . . . 'Addictive' Daily Express 'Nail-biting' Marie Claire 'Menacing' Guardian 'Ingenious' Daily Telegraph THE FINAL RECKONING FOR FRIEDA IS APPROACHING. DAY OF THE DEAD IS OUT SOON . . .

Sunday Morning Coming Down

Author: Peter Ramkeesoon
Size: 13,33 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Johnny Cash Record Catalog

Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313295065
Size: 18,68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 171

The year 1994 marks the 40th anniversary of the start of the remarkable recording career of country music performer Johnny Cash. This Catalog lists over 2,200 releases from around the world along with the contents of numerous extended-play albums, long-play albums, compact discs, and singles. A section is also devoted to "bootleg" material. This Catalog is a useful companion volume to the two discographies published earlier by Greenwood, which listed only a few of his "major" releases. In terms of popularity, the music of Johnny Cash has spanned not only continents, but decades of fans.

Encyclopedia Of Great Popular Song Recordings

Author: Steve Sullivan
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810882965
Size: 17,27 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 300

The Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Volumes 1 and 2 covers the full range of popular music recordings with virtually unprecedented breadth and depth. In this 2-volume encyclopedia, Sullivan explores approximately 1,000 song recordings from 1889 to the present, telling the stories behind the songs, recordings, performers, and songwriters. From the Victorian parlor ballad and ragtime hit at the end of the 19th century to today’s rock classics, the Encyclopedia progresses through a parade popular music styles, from jazz to blues to country Western, as well as the important but too often neglected genres of ethnic and world music, gospel, and traditional folk. This book is the ideal research tool for lovers of popular music in all its glorious variety.

Scars Of Sweet Paradise

Author: Alice Echols
Editor: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1466839791
Size: 14,92 MB
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Janis Joplin was the skyrocket chick of the sixties, the woman who broke into the boys' club of rock and out of the stifling good-girl femininity of postwar America. With her incredible wall-of-sound vocals, Joplin was the voice of a generation, and when she OD'd on heroin in October 1970, a generation's dreams crashed and burned with her. Alice Echols pushes past the legary Joplin-the red-hot mama of her own invention-as well as the familiar portrait of the screwed-up star victimized by the era she symbolized, to examine the roots of Joplin's muscianship and explore a generation's experiment with high-risk living and the terrible price it exacted. A deeply affecting biography of one of America's most brilliant and tormented stars, Scars of Sweet Paradise is also a vivid and incisive cultural history of an era that changed the world for us all.

On Saudi Arabia

Author: Karen Elliott House
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307960994
Size: 12,35 MB
Format: PDF
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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter who has spent the last thirty years writing about Saudi Arabia—as diplomatic correspondent, foreign editor, and then publisher of The Wall Street Journal—an important and timely book that explores all facets of life in this shrouded Kingdom: its tribal past, its complicated present, its precarious future. Through observation, anecdote, extensive interviews, and analysis Karen Elliot House navigates the maze in which Saudi citizens find themselves trapped and reveals the mysterious nation that is the world’s largest exporter of oil, critical to global stability, and a source of Islamic terrorists. In her probing and sharp-eyed portrait, we see Saudi Arabia, one of the last absolute monarchies in the world, considered to be the final bulwark against revolution in the region, as threatened by multiple fissures and forces, its levers of power controlled by a handful of elderly Al Saud princes with an average age of 77 years and an extended family of some 7,000 princes. Yet at least 60 percent of the increasingly restive population they rule is under the age of 20. The author writes that oil-rich Saudi Arabia has become a rundown welfare state. The public pays no taxes; gets free education and health care; and receives subsidized water, electricity, and energy (a gallon of gasoline is cheaper in the Kingdom than a bottle of water), with its petrodollars buying less and less loyalty. House makes clear that the royal family also uses Islam’s requirement of obedience to Allah—and by extension to earthly rulers—to perpetuate Al Saud rule. Behind the Saudi facade of order and obedience, today’s Saudi youth, frustrated by social conformity, are reaching out to one another and to a wider world beyond their cloistered country. Some 50 percent of Saudi youth is on the Internet; 5.1 million Saudis are on Facebook. To write this book, the author interviewed most of the key members of the very private royal family. She writes about King Abdullah’s modest efforts to relax some of the kingdom’s most oppressive social restrictions; women are now allowed to acquire photo ID cards, finally giving them an identity independent from their male guardians, and are newly able to register their own businesses but are still forbidden to drive and are barred from most jobs. With extraordinary access to Saudis—from key religious leaders and dissident imams to women at university and impoverished widows, from government officials and political dissidents to young successful Saudis and those who chose the path of terrorism—House argues that most Saudis do not want democracy but seek change nevertheless; they want a government that provides basic services without subjecting citizens to the indignity of begging princes for handouts; a government less corrupt and more transparent in how it spends hundreds of billions of annual oil revenue; a kingdom ruled by law, not royal whim. In House’s assessment of Saudi Arabia’s future, she compares the country today to the Soviet Union before Mikhail Gorbachev arrived with reform policies that proved too little too late after decades of stagnation under one aged and infirm Soviet leader after another. She discusses what the next generation of royal princes might bring and the choices the kingdom faces: continued economic and social stultification with growing risk of instability, or an opening of society to individual initiative and enterprise with the risk that this, too, undermines the Al Saud hold on power. A riveting book—informed, authoritative, illuminating—about a country that could well be on the brink, and an in-depth examination of what all this portends for Saudi Arabia’s future, and for our own. From the Hardcover edition.

On The Road With Janis Joplin

Author: John Byrne Cooke
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698154711
Size: 11,26 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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One of Parade's Top Ten Rock n' Roll Reads As a road manager and filmmaker, he helped run the Janis Joplin show—and record it for posterity. Now he reveals the never-before-told story of his years with the young woman from Port Arthur who would become the first female rock and roll superstar—and depart the stage too soon. In 1967, as the new sound of rock and roll was taking over popular music, John Byrne Cooke was at the center of it all. As a member of D.A. Pennebaker’s film crew, he witnessed the astonishing breakout performances of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival that June. Less than six months later, he was on a plane to San Francisco, taking a job as road manager for Janis and her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. From then on, Cooke was Joplin’s road manager amid a rotating cast of musicians and personnel, a constant presence behind the scenes as the woman called Pearl took the world by storm. Cooke was there when Janis made the difficult decision to leave Big Brother and form a new band. He was with her when the Kozmic Blues Band toured Europe in the spring of 1969, when they performed at Woodstock in August, and when Janis and Full Tilt Boogie took their famous Festival Express train trip across Canada. He accompanied Janis to her friend and mentor Ken Threadgill’s 70th birthday party, and was at her side when she attended her tenth high school reunion in Port Arthur, Texas. This intimate memoir spans the years he spent with Janis, from her legendary rise to her tragic last days. Cooke tells the whole incredible story as only someone who lived it could. INCLUDES PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS

Gone No Forwarding

Author: Joe Gores
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471917525
Size: 18,21 MB
Format: PDF
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The facts: an 'irregular' collection could cost Dan Kearny his shield. But the small, disputed sum soon reveals a web of deception, conspiracy and violence, and only an eyewitness can slice through the tightening snare. The task: save DKA - whatever it takes. Track down the seven possible witnesses. Follow every lead to the bitter end - be it to the heart of the mob, the Sacramento Statehouse, or all the way across the country ...

What Mattered Most

Author: Jerry Speight
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496955714
Size: 15,73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Brandon is the only child of Shelly and Rick Seger, a prosperous couple coping with an abundance of material possessions, a troubled marriage, conflicting career goals, and contrasting parenting philosophies. Lee Kyle lives with his older sister and single-parent mother Louise Kyle, who struggles to provide life’s basics for her family. The two boys meet when Louise moves her family into Brandon’s Owensboro, Kentucky, neighborhood. Although coming from vastly different backgrounds, the two boys are instantly drawn together, finding balance, comfort, and support in a friendship that sustains them in the present and the future. What Mattered Most is an adult fiction novel inviting the reader to experience, and hopefully identify with the unique and rare relationship of these two young men and their interactions with family, friends, and lovers. The story presents a parallel evolution of their lives as they adapt to parental influences, high school experiences, owning high-performance cars, acquiring girlfriends, discovering sexuality, and learning the effects of their choices on their future. The poetry and music of each era is carefully woven into the story to support and enhance the unfolding events and life experiences of the characters.