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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 Patrick F McManus. 1985
By Hunter Davies. 1972
By Ken Dryden. 2005
Former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dryden captures the essence of hockey and what… it means to its fans. He gives us vivid portraits of the characters - Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Serge Savard, coach Scotty Bowman - that made the Canadiens of the 1970s one of the greatest hockey teams in history. Dryden also reflects on life on the road, in the spotlight, and on the ice, offering up a rare inside look at the game. This edition marks the 20th anniversary of book’s original publication. Strong language, some descriptions of violence. 2005.
By Bob Duff. 2017
2017-18 marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of the National Hockey League. But the league almost didn't survive its… first year. Duff chronicles the trials and tribulations of that first season, and tells the story of that first generation of hockey heroes who lent their names to the game they loved, and helped to make it great. 2017.
By Peter Cossins. 2017
The first Tour de France was a far cry from the polished international sporting event we see on television today.… Organized by the financially free falling L'Auto magazine, the desperate editors thought that organizing a grand cycling tour was the only thing that could save their publication. There was no indication that a ramshackle cycling pack would draw crowds to throng France's rutted roads and cheer the first Tour heroes. But they did, and cycling would never be the same again. 2017.
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 Marianne Brems. 1984
By Declan Hill. 2010
When Sepp Blatter joined FIFA in 1975 it had just twelve employees. Forty years later, the FBI have accused fourteen… executives of forty-seven counts of money laundering, racketeering and tax evasion linked to kickbacks. This book tells the story of how football got big, how FIFA got corrupt and what this means for soccer fans around the world. 2017.
By Raymond Fraser. 1981
By Norman Mailer. 1975
By Jwing-Ming Yang. 1994
This text is for students who have learned a Taiji (Tai Chi) form and want to reach new levels of… skill and ability. Regular Qigong practice accelerates the health benefits of Taiji; reducing stress, strengthening immune system and deepening awareness of breath and body coordination. 1994.
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 John Jerome. 1999
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 George Bowering. 2016
Hockey forms the backdrop of our lives. The voices of 'Hockey Night in Canada' sportscasters are our soundtrack, and visions… of skates scraping across the ice lull us to sleep. George Bowering, Canada's former poet laureate, is no different. Growing up in Oliver, BC, Bowering was entranced by the kids from Saskatchewan who skated and handled pucks as easy as breathing. His fascination with hockey followed him into adult life, from BC to Quebec and back again. Bowering followed his teams with a critical eye and a fan's passion, and his stories bring us on a cross-country hockey-themed road trip, with occasional forays into boxing, poetry, and sports fashion. 2016.
By Roy MacGregor. 1995
MacGregor examines the relationship between father and son as it is lived through hockey. Using examples from famous hockey players,… including stars like Gretzky, Messier, and Coffey, he describes the dynamic between generations. c1995.
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 Brian McFarlane. 1996
Hockey writer Brian McFarlane tells the story of the Montreal Canadiens, the most successful sports team in North America. On… the way to winning 24 league championships, the Habs featured some of the greatest players in hockey. McFarlane chronicles their stories as well as the franchise they turned into a hockey legend. 1996.