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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 T J Stiles. 2010
T J Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who did more… than perhaps any other individual to create modern capitalism. From Vanderbilt's humble birth during the presidency of George Washington to his death as one of the richest men in American history, we see how the Commodore helped to launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan and invent the modern corporation. 2010.
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 Doris Kearns Goodwin. 1987
Begins with the baptism of Rose Kennedy's father in 1863 and ends with John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961. Looks… at Wall Street speculation and the campaigns that catapulted an entire family to international status. Some strong language. 1987.
By Peter C Newman. 1982
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 John H Davis. 1978
By William C Rempel. 2018
Tells the rags-to-riches story of self-made billionaire Kirk Kerkorian--the daring aviator, movie mogul, risk-taker, and business tycoon who transformed Las… Vegas and Hollywood as one of the top financiers in America. 2018.
By Anne Kingston. 1994
Chronicles the rise of Dave Nichol, whose work with private label products helped revolutionize the supermarket industry. First brought into… Loblaws by Galen Weston in 1971, Nichol became president in 1976, but was moved to a smaller arm of Loblaws in 1984. Here, he met his great success, developing President's Choice into a retail phenomenon. Kingston discusses Nichol's work at Loblaws, his aggressive and sometimes abusive personality, and his departure from Loblaws in 1993. 1994.
By Rod McQueen. 1998
A revealing look at how the Eaton dynasty was created over four generations and almost destroyed in one. It discusses… the private and business lives of a colourful cast of characters who have touched the lives of Canadians from coast to coast. 1998.
By Axel Madsen. 2000
William C. Durant did big things the big way: he overreached, but, until his final failure, he picked up the… pieces time after time to confound his competitors. From a turbulent childhood in the small town of Flint, Michigan, to his phenomenal success in creating General Motors, Durant's meteoric career easily rivals the success stories of modern legends. 2000.
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 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 David Nasaw. 2000
An account of publishing-heir Hearst's childhood as the wealthy son of a California gold miner, his own family with five… sons, life with his mistress Marion Davies, his acquisition of fabulous homes and artifacts, as well as his political views and use of power. c2000.
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 Peter Hadekel, Ann Gibbon. 1991
Les auteurs ressuscitent le sympathique entrepreneur plein de charisme qu'était Sam Steinberg. Ils rappellent les origines de son empire depuis… la petite épicerie du boulevard Saint-Laurent. 1991. Titre uniforme: Steinberg : the break-up of a family empire.
By Bryan Burrough. 2009
Bryan Burrough reveals how four Texas oil tycoons transformed America. Rising from humble beginnings through hard work and shrewd dealings,… they shifted the balance of power in American politics. While hobnobbing with movie stars and presidents, the Big Rich also created the legend of the swaggering Texas oilman with island hideaways and sprawling ranches. 2009.
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 Andrew Carnegie. 2018
Here, for the first time in one volume, are two impressive works by Andrew Carnegie himself: his autobiography and "The… Gospel of Wealth," a groundbreaking manifesto on the duty of the wealthy to give back to society all of their fortunes. And he practiced what he preached, erecting 1,600 libraries across the country, founding Carnegie Mellon University, building Carnegie Hall, and performing countless other acts of philanthropy because, as Carnegie wrote, "The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced." 2018.