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By Steve Turner. 2006
John Lennon famously proclaimed the Beatles were more popular than Jesus, and over the next few years, they were to… become spiritual leaders to a generation trying to find meaning in the world. Turner examines their attitudes toward religion and their spiritual influences, including John's education as a choirboy. By their final albums, the Beatles were weaving more references to religion and spirituality into their music, and Turner attempts to reveal the "gospel" of the Fab Four. Some descriptions of violence, sex and some strong language. 2006.
By Linda Spalding. 1998
The author recounts her expedition into the forests of Borneo in search of a reclusive primatologist, who has devoted her… life to protecting orphaned orangutans. Describes the beauty of the island, the local society, and the despoilment of natural resources through poaching, deforestation, and misguided ecotourism. 1998.
By Jessica Hopper. 2015
Jessica Hopper's music criticism has earned her a reputation as a firebrand, a keen observer and fearless critic not just… of music but the culture around it. With this volume spanning from her punk fanzine roots to her landmark piece on R. Kelly's past, "The First Collection" leaves no doubt why The New York Times has called Hopper's work "influential." Not merely a selection of two decades of Hopper's most engaging, thoughtful, and humorous writing, this book documents the last 20 years of American music making and the shifting landscape of music consumption. The book journeys through the truths of Riot Grrrl's empowering insurgence, decamps to Gary, IN, on the eve of Michael Jackson's death, explodes the grunge-era mythologies of Nirvana and Courtney Love, and examines emo's rise. 2015. I have a strange relationship with music -- Chicago. Emo : where the girls aren't Chance the Rapper Viva la filthy noise! : Coughs' Secret passage Sweet things And we remain, ever so faithfully, yours Conversation with Jim Derogatis regarding R. Kelly Real/Fake. Gaga takes a trip Deconstructing Lana Del Rey Taylor Swift, Grimes and Lana Del Rey : the year in blond ambition We can't stop : our year with Miley Louder than love : my teen grunge poserdom Nostalgia. When The Boss went moral : Bruce Springsteen's lost album Vedderan : notes on Pearl Jam's 20th anniversary concert You're reliving all over me : Dinosaur Jr. reunites You will ache like I ache : the oral history of Hole's Live through this You know what? California. Kendrick Lamar : not your average, everyday rap savior California demise : Tyler, the Creator and EMA feel the bad vibes Will the stink of success ruin The Smell? Dispatches from the desert : Coachella Faith. The passion of David Bazan Flirting with religion : Rickie Lee Jones Why Michael Jackson's past might be Gary, Indiana's only future Superchunk : I hate music Between the viaduct of your dreams : On Van Morrison Bad reviews. Miley Cyrus : Bangerz Nu age : Animal Collective and Bell Orchestre Tyler, the Creator : Wolf Old year's end Nevermind already : Nirvana's 20th anniversary boxset Strictly business. Punk is dead! Long live punk! : a report on the state of teen spirit from the mobile shopping mall that is the Vans Warped Tour Chief Keef Nude awakening : Suicide Girls How selling out saved indie rock Not Lollapalooza : Rollin Hunt, Screaming Females & Abe Vigoda Females. St. Vincent : Strange mercy Cat Power : Sun SWF, 45 : Mecca Normal's The observer Shouting out loud : The Raincoats Making pop for capitalist pigs : M.I.A.'s Maya There is no Guyville in Sweden : Frida Hyvönen's Until death comes Uniform title: Essays.
By Langston Hughes. 1976
By Barry M Gough. 2014
Born in Connecticut in 1739, Peter Pond volunteered for the colonial Connecticut and New York regiments that fought against the… French for control of North America. Soon after, drawn by the promise of wealth and adventure, Pond paddled into the wild territory of the Indians to the west with only a canoe, some trade goods and a few French Canadians to aid him. What he returned with is the stuff of legend. 2014.
By Chris Bonington. 1987
At the age of 50, the author, one of the world's best-known mountaineers, reached the summit of Mount Everest in… 1985 after four attempts. He chronicles his Everest expeditions and the ascent of Mount Vinson in the Antarctic with Frank Wells. 1987.
By Ian Wallis. 1996
Traces the life and times of musician Ronnie Hawkins, from his early rockabilly days in Arkansas through his later recording… career. At the leading edge of the rock'n'roll era, he played with legends Bo Diddley and Roy Orbison, and formed friendships with Bob Dylan and John Lennon. Some strong language. 1996.
By Ted Gioia. 1997
Covers the origins of jazz from African instruments and rhythms of the early 1800s through the emergence of modern jazz… and the technological changes of the 1990s. Evaluates the contributions of individual musicians; provides the social and cultural context for the development of this art form. 1997.
By Howard H Snyder. 1973
By Sarah Murgatroyd. 2003
In 1860, an eccentric Irish police officer named Robert O'Hara Burke set out to Melbourne at the head of the… most ambitious expedition of his age. Up until this point Australia had remained a truly dark continent, but times were changing. On 20 August Burke and his team of eighteen men made a confident start - journeying north towards the Gulf of Carpentaria. Accompanied by William Wills, a shy English scientist, he was prepared to risk everything to cross the continent. Meanwhile, John McDouall Stuart, a dour Scotsman with a fondness for the bottle, was already trekking north from Adelaide. The race was on. 2003.
By Charles Osborne. 1986
This text gives an account of Mozart's 22 operas. The author explores the operas from four points of view: the… historical setting and Mozart's own life at the time; the libretto and librettist; the story line; and finally the music itself. 1986.
By Edna Buchanan. 1988
By Eric Siblin. 2009
J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece Bach's cello suites have become some of the most… enduring pieces in history, but they remain shrouded in mystery - about when and how they were composed, whether they were originally intended for the cello, how much influence Bach's second wife had on their composition, and what happened to Bach's original manuscript. Covers Bach and the missing manuscript from the eighteenth century; Pablo Casals and the discovery of the music in Spain in the late nineteenth century; and Siblin's own infatuation with the suites in the twenty-first. Canada Reads 2012. c2009.
By Rob Taylor. 1981
By Mervyn Cooke, David Horn. 2002
The world of jazz may be viewed from many perspectives - social and cultural history, music analysis, economics, or ethnography.… The nineteen essays here provide expert views on the character, history and uses of jazz, its chronology, identity, and the ways in which it has been valued and represented. Some descriptions of sex. c2002.
By Kent Nagano, Inge Kloepfer, Isabelle Gabolde. 2015
" Kent Nagano retrace pour nous son parcours, qui l'a amené, lui, petit-fils de modestes immigrants ayant grandi dans un… petit village côtier de la Californie, à diriger les plus prestigieux orchestres et maisons d'opéra. Il raconte comment la musique lui a permis de trouver sa place, non seulement au sein de sa propre communauté, mais partout dans le monde. Loin d'être une activité réservée à l'élite, la musique classique, selon Nagano, est un formidable instrument de rapprochement et de dialogue entre les hommes. À la fois mémoires et brûlant plaidoyer pour la survie de la musique classique et des arts, Sonnez, merveilles ! sadresse à tous ceux qui croient encore en l'importance de la culture dans le monde d'aujourdhui. " -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: Erwarten Sie Wunder!
By Robert Love. 1993
A collection of "thirty-seven examples of the art of journalism as practiced at the Rolling Stone." The articles appeared in… issues from 1969 to 1990. The range of subjects includes actors, musicians, politics, and AIDS. Among contributors are Hunter S. Thompson, P.J. O'Rourke, and Tim Cahill. Each entry is abridged and prefaced with a note by the writer. Some strong language. 1993.
Under orders from Queen Elizabeth I, Privateer Martin Frobisher took up the search for a northwestern route to Asia. On… July 14, 1576, he sighted the most easterly tip of Arctic North America. Over the next three summers the area would be the scene of an adventure involving the fruitless search for a northwest passage, the first attempt by the British to establish a settlement in the New world, and the first major gold-mining fraud in North American history. 2001.
By Alan Cross. 2007
Cross narrates the definitive history of alternative rock over the last 30 years. Focussing on top performers, including David Bowie,… The Velvet Underground, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols and Iggy Pop, includes band and artist biographies, complete discographies and trivia. 2007.
By Kate Dickinson Sweetser, Amy Puetz. 2017
Circumnavigate the globe with Sir Francis Drake, spread the gospel in Africa with David Livingstone, survive the wilds of Jamestown… with Captain John Smith, penetrate the wilderness with Daniel Boone, capture Mexico with Hernán Cortes, fight the British with John Paul Jones, and search for gold with Hernando De Soto. Grades 5-8. 2017.