Giving The Game Away: The Thunder Story


Author: Joel McIver

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 1783237856

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 4300

The legend of Thunder spans 27 years and is studded with 18 Top 40 UK singles, as well as a haul of gold and platinum albums. They've had their share of breakups and re-formations, and their story, told in their own words and illustrated with rare photos and memorabilia, reflects both the price and the perks of rock fame. Author Joel McIver, whose other titles include the bestselling Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica, has captured the life and times of Thunder through individual recollections and a many mirrors of perspective. Coupled with numerous personal artefacts, photographs, memorabilia and revelations, Giving The Game Away intimately portrays a band of young hopefuls as they transform into arena mega-stars. With a foreword by Andy Taylor, producer of Backstreet Symphony and guitarist for Duran Duran and Power Station, Joel McIver has crafted the definitive, authorised biography of this much-loved British rock band. Giving The Game Away includes curated music. Whilst you read the book, hear the classic songs of Thunder and surround yourself with the music that surrounded them.

Giving the game away

football, politics, and culture on five continents


Author: Stephen Wagg

Publisher: Leicester University

ISBN: 9780718516772

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

View: 2132


Giving the Game Away


Author: Joel McIver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785581373


Page: 192

View: 2852

The legend of Thunder spans 27 years and is studded with 18 Top 40 UK singles, as well as a haul of gold and platinum albums. Theyve had their share of breakups and re-formations, and their story, told in their own words and illustrated with rare photos and memorabilia, reflects both the price and the perks of rock fame. Core band ......

Anthropology, by Comparison


Author: Richard G. Fox,Andre Gingrich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134509286

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 6205

Comparison has long been the backbone of the discipline of anthropology. But recent developments in anthropology, including critical self-reflection and new case studies sited in a globalized world, have pushed comparative work aside. For the most part, comparison as theory and method has been a casualty of the critique of 'grand theory' and of a growing mistrust of objectivist, hard-science methodology in the social sciences. Today it is time for anthropology to resume its central task of exploring humankind through comparison, using its newfound critical self-awareness under changing global conditions. In Anthropology By Comparision, an international group of prominent anthropologists re-visits, re-theorizes and re-invigorates comparison as a legitimate and fruitful enterprise. The authors explore the value of anthropological comparison and encourage an international dialogue about comparative research. While rejecting older, universalist comparative methods, these scholars take a fresh look at various subaltern and neglected approaches to comparison from their own national traditions. They then present new approaches that are especially relevant to the globalized world of the twenty-first century. Every student and practitioner of anthropology and the social sciences will find this thought-provoking volume essential reading. Anthropology, by Comparison is a call to creative reflection on the past and productive action in the present, a challenge to anthropologists to revitalize their unique contribution to human understanding. Anthropology, by Comparison is an indispensable overview of anthropology's roots - and its future - with regard to the comparative study of humankind.

The Gold Cartel

Government Intervention on Gold, the Mega Bubble in Paper, and What This Means for Your Future


Author: D. Speck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137286431

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 5433

The Gold Cartel is an insightful and thought-provoking analysis of the world market for gold, how it works, and what influences gold price. But it also lends insight into something more disturbing – the organized intervention in the gold markets by Central Banks.

Into the Wilderness


Author: Sara Donati

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0440338077

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

View: 2263

Weaving a vibrant tapestry of fact and fiction, Into the Wilderness sweeps us into another time and place...and into the heart of a forbidden, incandescent affair between a spinster Englishwoman and an American frontiersman. Here is an epic of romance and history that will captivate readers from the very first page. When Elizabeth Middleton, twenty-nine years old and unmarried, leaves her Aunt Merriweather's comfortable English estate to join her father and brother in the remote mountain village of Paradise on the edge of the New York wilderness, she does so with a strong will and an unwavering purpose: to teach school. It is December of 1792 when she arrives in a cold climate unlike any she has ever experienced. And she meets a man different from any she has ever encountered--a white man dressed like a Native American, tall and lean and unsettling in his blunt honesty. He is Nathaniel Bonner, also known to the Mohawk people as Between-Two-Lives. Determined to provide schooling for all the children of the village--white, black, and Native American--Elizabeth soon finds herself at odds with local slave owners. Much to her surprise, she clashes with her own father as well. Financially strapped, Judge Middleton has plans for his daughter--betrothal to local doctor Richard Todd. An alliance with Todd could extract her father from ruin but would call into question the ownership of Hidden Wolf, the mountain where Nathaniel, his father, and a small group of Native Americans live and hunt. As Judge Middleton brings pressure to bear against his daughter, she is faced with a choice between compliance and deception, a flight into the forest, and a desire that will bend her hard will to compromise and transformation. Elizabeth's ultimate destiny, here in the heart of the wilderness, lies in the odyssey to come: trials of faith and flesh, and passion born amid Nathaniel's own secrets and divided soul. Interweaving the fate of the remnants of the Mohawk Nation with the destiny of two lovers, Sara Donati's compelling novel creates a complex, profound, passionate portrait of an emerging America.

Country of the Blind


Author: Christopher Brookmyre

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802193870

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7102

The murder of a controversial Scottish media mogul ignites “a high-octane political thriller doused in stinging satire” (The Sunday Times). Just when left-leaning journalist Jack Parlabane trades in his muckraking career for domestic quietude, the muck comes calling. Conservative tabloid tycoon Roland Voss, his wife, and their two ineffectual bodyguards have been found at Voss’s country estate with their throats slit. An arrest has been made, the media is pouncing, and Parlabane smells a fix. So does public defender Nicole Carrow. The pigeon is her former client, a harmless Robin Hood burglar now accused of breaking parole most spectacularly. But this is no simple frame-up. It’s more of a high-end conspiracy. Parlabane and Carrow are determined to do right—even as so many things are about to go wrong. Jack Parlabane, the hero of Christopher Brookmyre’s acclaimed series returns—along with the author’s trademark “sassy, nasty fast style of . . . Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen” (The Guardian). “Brookmyre . . . twists his plotlines, throws out terrific one-liners, piles up corpses and contrives narrow escapes with the impeccable timing of a Swiss watchmaker. If there’s a code for fulfilling the requirements of a witty crime caper, surely he’s cracked it.” —The New York Times “A biting, violent, fiendishly funny story of bribery, blackmail, and murder in high places . . . for all lovers of hip, intelligent, action-packed crime thrillers.” —Booklist

Use of Language Across the Primary Curriculum


Author: Eve Bearne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134725728

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 8080

This book offers practical advice and guidance on how children can be helped to use language to transform knowledge and experience into understanding across the curriculum, and thus become active learners. In addition to the core subjects, opportunities in music, P.E., I.T. and design technology are examined in the context of the interrelationship between children, language and learning, i.e.: * children learning to use language * children using language to learn * children learning about language Chapters describe classroom practice as well as offering reflective sections on the interrelationships and processes of language and cognitive development. An integral part of this is the acknowledgement of differing learning styles, special educational needs, and issues of linguistic diversity and cultural difference.

The Collector


Author: John Fowles

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409059820

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2927

Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda. When he wins the pools he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. Alone and desperate, Miranda must struggle to overcome her own prejudices and contempt if she is understand her captor, and so gain her freedom.

The Best Of Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit?


Author: Steve Lowe,Alan McArthur

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748133534

Category: Humor

Page: 368

View: 7036

An encylopedic attack on modern culture and the standard reference work for everyone who believes everything is shit. Which it is. This book brings together the very best of Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit? Volumes 1 and 2. Anyone who enjoyed the first two volumes will like this book even more. Equally, anyone who didn't like those books will actually find this one hilarious and informative.

Crystallizing Chaos

A Collegiate Comedy


Author: D. S. Carroll

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477105867

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

View: 4246

Crystallizing Chaos is a wryly comic tale of balancing academia with action and replacing footnotes with a sense of fun. A high-brow college student, Daniel Coventry, hopes to be a writer. He encounters the forgotten but immensely gifted pulp novelist Stephen Chidley, who wrote action-oriented novels by the dozens in a month apiece while living his adventures. He is also inspired by the novelists granddaughter Dora, who resides in Stephens home near Daniels dorm. Through Daniel, they become entangled with his best professor, Cynthia Schuler, an outspoken feminist and scholar. Cynthia also wrangles with her chauvinist, unfaithful husband and has fallen for her favorite student after many rounds of lovemaking in her office. Each of them confronts the fear of failure. Daniel is afraid of flunking if he cant complete a novel for his graduation. Stephen is afraid thathe abused his fabulous storytelling talents as a pulp writer who came close to greatness only in a single memorable novel. Dora is afraid of any loss of independence. Cynthia is afraid of failing Daniel and of losing him to Dora. Step by comic misstep, they confront their differences and the chasm that divides the ivory tower from popular culture. With a month remaining, they decide that only one solution will enable Daniel to begin his book and race to finish it in time forgraduation: Let him crystallize the chaos of their year-long battle in a way that blends the best of academia and action!

The Hate U Give


Author: Angie Thomas

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641200148

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4080

»Umwerfend und brillant, ein Klassiker!« Bestsellerautor John Green Die 16-jährige Starr lebt in zwei Welten: in dem verarmten Viertel, in dem sie wohnt, und in der Privatschule, an der sie fast die einzige Schwarze ist. Als Starrs bester Freund Khalil vor ihren Augen von einem Polizisten erschossen wird, rückt sie ins Zentrum der öffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Khalil war unbewaffnet. Bald wird landesweit über seinen Tod berichtet; viele stempeln Khalil als Gangmitglied ab, andere gehen in seinem Namen auf die Straße. Die Polizei und ein Drogenboss setzen Starr und ihre Familie unter Druck. Was geschah an jenem Abend wirklich? Die Einzige, die das beantworten kann, ist Starr. Doch ihre Antwort würde ihr Leben in Gefahr bringen...

The Antichrist Trilogy

Three Bestselling Books in One Volume


Author: Mario Reading

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 0857896849

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 4398

The Antichrist Trilogy, now collected in one thrilling e-book... The Nostradamus Prophecies Adam Sabir is a writer desperate to revive his flagging career; Achor Bale is a member of an ancient secret society that has dedicated itself to the protection and support of the 'Three Antichrists' foretold in Nostradamus's verses - Napoleon, Adolf Hitler, and the 'one still to come'... The pair embark on a terrifying chase through the ancient Romany encampments of France in a quest to locate the missing verses. The Mayan Codex Adam Sabir has discovered the missing quatrains of Nostradamus, and the events they foretell are coming true. But there's one prophecy he can't fully decipher, and it warns of the imminent arrival of the Third Antichrist. As Sabir puzzles over the riddle, a descendant of the Mayans begins a dangerous journey to deliver a sacred codex which will reveal the secret of Nostradamus' prophecy... The Third Antichrist Scholar Adam Sabir has decoded the identity of the Third Antichrist. He alone knows the one who can prevent this tyrant's rise. The fate of the world is in his hands...The countdown to Armageddon has begun.

Elvis Costello's Armed Forces


Author: Franklin Bruno

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826416742

Category: Music

Page: 151

View: 5984

Thirty-Three and a Third is a series of short books about critically acclaimedand much-loved albums of the past 40 years. Over 50,000 copies have been sold!"Passionate, obsessive, and smart." —Nylon" inspired new series of short books about beloved works of vinyl." —DetailsFranklin Bruno's writing about music has appeared inthe Village Voice, Salon, LA Weekly, and Best MusicWriting 2003 (Da Capo). He has a Ph.D. in Philosophyfrom UCLA, and his musical projects include Tempting:Jenny Toomey Sings the Songs of Franklin Bruno(Misra) and A Cat May Look At A Queen (AbsolutelyKosher), a solo album. He lives in Los Angeles.

The Faithless


Author: Martina Cole

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755375564

Category: Fiction

Page: 442

View: 616

THE FAITHLESS by Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Martina Cole gets right to the core of family life and the dangerous line between love and hate. The 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian), Martina's unique, powerful storytelling will appeal to fans of Karin Slaughter and Patricia Cornwell. Cynthia Tailor is a tough woman to please. Her husband Jimmy can do no right. Her sister Celeste has something Cynthia wants. And her two children, James and Gabby, can never reach the perfection their mother demands. What Cynthia wants, Cynthia gets, even if it hurts those closest to her. But there's a price to pay for taking what isn't yours, and it's Cynthia's own flesh and blood who are ready and waiting to collect...

The Mayan Codex


Author: Mario Reading

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 0857890581

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 5861

Adam Sabir has discovered the missing quatrains of Nostradamus, and the events they foretell are coming true. But there's one prophecy he can't fully decipher, and it warns of the imminent arrival of the Third Antichrist. Sabir's every move is the Corpus Maleficus, an ancient cabal devoted to serving the Antichrist. Disfigured, orphaned, groomed for cruelty and violence, they are prepared to do anything to stop him. As Sabir puzzles over the riddle, a descendant of the Mayans embarks on a dangerous journey. He must deliver a sacred codex to the Palace of the Masks. Only then can the secret of Nostradamus' prophecy be revealed...


Julie's Tale


Author: Anthony R. Hart

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1425147747

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 9502

The story is of Julie who is lured into the world of sex and slavery. She becomes duped by the promise of a better life whilst using internet chat rooms.

The Complete Fairy Tales


Author: George MacDonald,U. C. Knoepflmacher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101651377

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9365

George MacDonald occupied a major position in the intellectual life of his Victorian contemporaries. This volume brings together all eleven of his shorter fairy stories as well as his essay "The Fantastic Imagination". The subjects are those of traditional fantasy: good and wicked fairies, children embarking on elaborate quests, and journeys into unsettling dreamworlds. Within this familiar imaginative landscape, his children's stories were profoundly experimental, questioning the association of childhood with purity and innocence, and the need to separate fairy tale wonder from adult scepticism and disbelief.

Danger Zones

Lovers and Liars Trilogy


Author: Sally Beauman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140870563X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9587

In France, a young man's heart misses a beat when the blue lights of a police car signal for him to pull his Mercedes off the autoroute. For inside the attache case on the passenger seat is a very special delivery bound for the Parisian headquarters of the world-renowned fashion house, Cazares, and for fashion doyenne Maria Cazares herself. And a similar, potentially lethal delivery, is about to disrupt the quiet of the English countryside. In London, journalist Gini Hunter, newly returned from the war zones of Bosnia, is haunted by what she has seen. Knowing that her lover, Pascal Lamartine, remains there, she exists on the brink of breakdown, supported by her close friend, fashion editor Lindsay Drummond. Until the disappearance of a schoolgirl and the intervention of a new editor at her paper, Rowland McGuire, force her to do what she does best...follow a story. The hunt for fifteen-year-old Mina Landis takes Gini from a Gloucestershire country house to Amsterdam, and then to Paris at the height of the fashion collections. There, she will encounter new and very different dangers, for she must deal with two men - one a potential killer, the other a potential lover.