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  1. Mick Fleetwood and the story of the notorious Fleetwood Mac."After forty-six years of being on the road, now is the right time to look back in a way I've never done before: now and then. I'm looking forward to sharing it with you."Mick Fleetwood has been part of one of the world's most successful and adored bands for over four decades. Here he tells the full and candid story of that life, and what it is to be part of the ever evolving Fleetwood Mac.His all-access autobiography spans the career of one of classic rock's greatest drummers and band leaders, the co-founder of the deeply loved super group that bears his name. In this intimate portrait of a life lived in music, Fleetwood vividly recalls his upbringing in Cornwall, Egypt and Norway tapping along to whatever song was playing on the radio; his experiences as a musician in Sixties London; the early days of the band featuring Peter Green, and his close friendship with George Harrison and seemingly all of music royalty.Play On sheds new light on Fleetwood Mac's raucous history describing the highs and lows of being part of a band that he often single-handedly kept together. His love affair with Stevie Nicks, the creation of landmark albums like Rumours and Tusk, and the many incredible and outrageous moments of recording, touring, fighting, and loving with Fleetwood Mac: all are here. He describes his life's moments with the honesty and immediacy that his fans expect, taking us to the very heart of this multi layered life.It's been a tumultuous journey with the excesses of the band's huge success at times threatening to destroy what they strived so hard to create. But through it all it's been the drive to play on that has won out. Now, then, and always, it's Fleetwood Mac.About the Author Mick Fleetwood was born in Cornwall in 1947. He co founded Fleetwood Mac in 1967 and is regarded as one of the greatest drummers of all time. Mick Fleetwood lives in Maui.
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  2. A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen PaulCarter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerousplaces as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived(so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, andreason.Paul Carter has been shot at, hijacked and held hostage.He's almost died of dysentery in Asia and toothache in Russia,watched a Texan lose his mind in the jungles of Asia, lost a lot ofmoney backing a mouse against a scorpion in a fight to the death, andbeen served cocktails by an orang-utan on an ocean freighter. Andthat's just his day job.Taking postings in some of the world's wildest and most remoteregions, not to mention some of the roughest oil rigs on the planet,Paul has worked, gotten into trouble and been given serious talkings toin locations as far-flung as the North Sea, Middle East, Borneo andTunisia, as exotic as Sumatera, Vietnam and Thailand, and as flat outdangerous as Columbia, Nigeria and Russia, with some of the maddest,baddest and strangest people you could ever hope not to meet.Strap yourself in for an exhilarating, crazed, sometimes terrifying,usually bloody funny ride through one man's adventures in the oil trade.When not getting into trouble on the rigs Paul lives a quiet life inSydney.About The AuthorPaul Carter was born in England in 1969. His father's militarycareer had the family moving all over the world, re-locating every fewyears. He has worked in the oil industry for fifteen years, re-locatingevery few years (old habits). Paul has lived and worked, gotten intotrouble and been given a serious talking to, in; England, Scotland,Germany, France, Holland, Norway, Portugal, Tunisia, Australia,Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Borneo, Columbia, Vietnam,Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Sumatra, the Philippines, Korea, Japan,China, USA and Saudi Arabia. Today he lives in Sydney with twomotorbikes and a daschund named Collin. But who knows where he'll betomorrow...
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  3. A memoir by the influential Grammy Award-winning singer and acto – son of journalist Loudon Wainwright, father of Rufus, Martha, Lucy, and Lexie – a captivating meditation on relationships and creativity from the patriarch of one of America’s great musical families. Wainwright’s song lyrics are represented throughout the book, amplifying his prose and showing the connections between the songs and real life. A funny and insightful meditation on family, inspiration, and art, Wainwright’s memoir will thrill fans, readers, and anyone who appreciates the intersection of music and life.
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  4. Two strangers meet their destiny in this epic love story that sweeps across the Old West. Sunny Landers is utterly devoted to her father's dream�a transcontinental railroad from Chicago across the Great Plains to the Pacific. On a wagon train West,...
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  5. *Updated edition to include the 2013, 2013-14 and 2015 Ashes series* Wisden on the Ashes: The authoritative story of cricket's greatest rivalry is a detailed chronological journey through the history of this famous English-Australian contest. With...
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  6. Michael Jackson: provocateur, icon, enigma. Who was he really? And how does his spectacular rise, his catastrophic fall, reflect upon those who made him; those who broke him; and those who loved him? Almost ten years on from Jackson’s untimely death, here is Margo Jefferson’s definitive and dazzling dissection of the King of Pop: a man admired for his music, his flair, his performances; and censured for his skin, his erratic behaviour, and, in his final years, for his relationships with children.
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  7. Pulitzer Prize-winner Margo Jefferson takes on the legend and legacy of the King of Pop. Michael Jackson: provocateur, icon, enigma. Who was he really? And how does his spectacular rise, his catastrophic fall, reflect upon those who made him; those who broke him; and those who loved him? Almost ten years on from Jackson's untimely death, here is Margo Jefferson's definitive and dazzling dissection of the King of Pop: a man admired for his music, his flair, his performances; and censured for his skin, his erratic behaviour, and, in his final years, for his relationships with children.About the AuthorThe winner of a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, Margo Jefferson is the author of Negroland, which was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize (formerly the Samuel Johnson) and On Michael Jackson and is a professor of writing at Columbia University School of the Arts. She was for years a theatre and book critic for Newsweek and the New York Times. Her writing has appeared in, among other publications, the Guardian, Vogue, New York magazine, and the New Republic.
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  8. People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It's like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song. So, I stay in the moment and listen. Michael Jackson (1958 2009) Dancing the Dream is one man's hauntingly beautiful, provocatively personal view of the world around us, and the universe within each of us. Whether his prose and poetry focussed on creativity, the people that surrounded him, or the plight of the noble elephant, his observations and concerns all illustrated his belief that trust, love and faith are the foundation stones for a life well lived. Containing Michael Jackson's personal writings and over one hundred glorious photographs, drawings, and paintings from his own collection, this book is a must have for all fans of an incredible, inspiring man who died as he lived dancing his dream.
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  9. On June 25 2009, the world was rocked by the tragic, shocking news that Michael Jackson - the biggest and most influential music icon since Elvis Presley - was pronounced dead on arrival at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 50 years old. As the news...
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  10. Michael Jackson's final months were like the rest of his short and legendary life: filled with deep lows and soaring highs, a constant hunt for privacy, and the pressure and fame that made him socially fragile and almost - ultimately - unable to...
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  11. On June 25 2009, the world was rocked by the tragic, shocking news that Michael Jackson – the biggest and most influential music icon since Elvis Presley – was pronounced dead on arrival at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 50 years old. As the news reverberated around the world, it was accompanied by even more shocking and controversial information – some a sickening revelation to Jackson’s millions of fans: that Jackson had died in the care of his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray – a whole 83 Minutes before Murray put a 911 call in to emergency services. In this, a comprehensive and truly horrifying account of those crucial minutes – Murray’s frantic attempts to cover his tracks and revive his client before the truth could be revealed – are laid bare. This is a compelling, multi-perspective tracking of all who were involved at the scene, and their part to play in the events surrounding Jackson’s tragic passing. The shocking cocktail of drugs employed to keep Jackson alive, administered by Murray himself; the harrowing and squalid conditions in which this troubled musical genius ended his life, all is 100% accurately described from official court transcripts and documentation.A powerful and compelling account of the brutal truth behind the rumours.Author Matt Richards has substantial, award winning platform as a documentary maker.
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  12. On the same day that his wife gave birth to twins, Anthony Doerr received the Rome Prize, an award that gave him a year-long stipend and studio in Rome… `Four Seasons in Rome’ charts the repercussions of that day, describing Doerr’s varied adventures in one of the most enchanting cities in the world, and the first year of parenthood. He reads Pliny, Dante, and Keats – the chroniclers of Rome who came before him – and visits the piazzas, temples, and ancient cisterns they describe. He attends the vigil of a dying Pope John Paul II and takes his twins to the Pantheon in December to wait for snow to fall through the oculus. He and his family are embraced by the butchers, grocers, and bakers of the neighbourhood, whose clamour of stories and idiosyncratic child-rearing advice is as compelling as the city itself. This intimate and revelatory book is a celebration of Rome, a wondrous look at new parenthood and a fascinating account of the alchemy of writers.
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  13. The definitive biography of the most legendary basketball player of all time.When most people think of Michael Jordan, they think of the beautiful shots, his body totally in sync with the ball, hitting nothing but net. He is responsible for incredible moments so ingrained in basketball history that they have their own names: The Shrug, The Shot, The Flu Game. But for all his greatness, there's also a dark side to Jordan: a ruthless competitor, a gambler. There's never been a biography that balanced these personas-until now.Drawing on personal relationships with Jordan's coaches; countless interviews with friends, teammates, family members, and Jordan himself; and a career in the trenches covering Jordan in college and the pros, Roland Lazenby provides the first truly definitive study of Jordan: the player, the icon, and the man.About the Author Roland Lazenby has taught journalism at Virginia Tech and Radford University for two decades and is the author of Mindgames: The Long, Strange Journey of Phil Jackson, Jerry West, and Blood on the Horns, among other books. He is a frequent contributor to sports documentaries, including ESPN's Sports Century, and a regular guest on television and radio programs. Lazenby's work has been cited in numerous publications and websites, including Sports Illustrated, the Washington Post, and NBA.com. He lives in Salem, Virginia.
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  14. A genius of literary suspense, known to millions as the author of the The Lottery, Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) plumbed the cultural anxiety of postwar America better than anyone. Based on a wealth of previously undiscovered correspondence and...
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  15. How did Jackson Pollock become a cult figure for the Beat Generation? And what caused his reputation to continue to soar? This compelling and original Abrams classic locates the man and the artist in the continuum of his times, recreating the social and cultural milieu of New York in the 1940s and 1950s. Pollock’s early years are chronicled, from his birth in the Wild West town of Cody, Wyoming in 1912 through his prophetically troubled school years marked by repeated expulsions, to his arrival in New York and period of rewarding study with Thomas Hart Benton, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Stanley William Hayter. Withdrawn, abrasive and often drunk, Pollock nevertheless attracted many other mentors; John Graham, the Russian-born artist whose theories were pivotal to the Abstract Expressionists; the French Surrealist emigres who arrived during World War II; two highly supportive Jungian analysts; and perhaps most important of all, Lee Krasner, a fellow artist (and later his wife), whose knowledge of art-world thinking and whose conviction of Pollock’s genius were essential to his development.With extensive knowledge of Pollock’s habits (much of it gained through interviews), his reading, his conversation and the exhibitions he visited, the author retraces many of the far-flung sources of Pollock’s work-African sculpture; North American totems; the Mexican gods of Siqueiros, Orozco and Tamayo; arcane texts favoured by the Surrealists; and Egyptian necrology. A wealth of comparative photographs that illustrates paintings by artists Pollock admired further explains the work of this complex, tragic, and immeasurably influential figure.
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  16. Winner of the NASEN and TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award 2003. Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive. Luke has three sisters and one brother in various stages of their adolescent and teenage years but he is acutely aware of just how different he is and how little information is available for adolescents like himself. Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, he wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality. Luke writes briefly about his younger autistic and AD/HD brothers, providing amusing insights into the antics of his younger years and advice for parents, carers and teachers of younger AS children. However, his main reason for writing was because ''so many books are written about us, but none are written directly to adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. I thought I would write one in the hope that we could all learn together''. Winner of the Nasen and TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Awards 2003.
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