To the Limit

The Untold Story of the Eagles

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Marc Eliot

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN: 9780316233705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

View: 7012

A full-scale biography of the Eagles offers an unauthorized, behind-the-scenes glimpse of rock 'n' roll life, following the band from their early career, to their self-destructive, decadent fall into the excesses of the 1970s, to their remarkable comeback. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

Durch Himmel und Hölle

mein Leben mit den Eagles (1974 - 2001)

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Don Felder,Wendy Holden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854452959

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 320

View: 8879

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 6121

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Michael Douglas

Die Biografie

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Marc Eliot

Publisher: Langen Mueller Herbig

ISBN: 3784481876

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 6766

Mit Entschlossenheit, Talent und Charisma schaffte es Michael Douglas, sich frühzeitig aus dem Schatten seines berühmten Vaters Kirk Douglas zu lösen. 1988 erhielt er für seine Rolle in "Wall Street" den Oscar. Wie kaum ein anderer zeigte er seine große Wandlungsfähigkeit in kontroversen Filmen wie "Eine verhängnisvolle Affäre", "Basic Instinct" und "Falling Down". Während er auf dem Höhepunkt seiner beruflichen Karriere angekommen schien, geriet sein Privatleben jedoch an einen Tiefpunkt: Gerüchte über Seitensprünge, die Verurteilung seines Sohnes wegen Drogenhandels, der Kampf gegen den Kehlkopfkrebs, und schließlich die Trennung auf Zeit von Catharine Zeta-Jones. Das eindrucksvolle Porträt eines großen Schauspielers, der im Leben nichts ausgelassen hat.

Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture [4 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313393486

Category: Music

Page: 1270

View: 3056

A fascinating exploration of the relationship between American culture and music as defined by musicians, scholars, and critics from around the world.

Der stumme Frühling

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704220

Category: Nature

Page: 348

View: 2672

Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.

Chronic City

Roman

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jonathan Lethem

Publisher: Tropen

ISBN: 3608101756

Category: Fiction

Page: 495

View: 2806

Chase Insteadman, ein ehemaliger Kinderstar, ist fester Bestandteil der New Yorker High Society. Sein soziales Ansehen verdankt er einem Unglück, das in der Klatschpresse für Furore sorgt: Seine Verlobte Janice Trumbull schwebt manövrierunfähig im Weltraum, von wo sie ihm herzzerreißende Liebesbriefe schreibt. Auch Chase treibt haltlos durch seinen Alltag, bis er den schielenden Kulturkritiker Perkus Tooth kennenlernt. Zwischen Migräneanfällen und durchkifften Nächtenscheint er als Einziger durch die glitzernde Oberfläche auf die Realitätzu blicken. Gemeinsam versuchen sie das Rätsel um einen Tiger, die Nebelschwaden über der Wall Street und den Schokoladengeruch in Manhattan zu lösen. Dabei entdecken sie auf der Insel, auf der alles käuflich ist, etwas äußerst Seltenes: die Wahrheit.

The Wrecking Crew

The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Kent Hartman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429941375

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 5012

Winner of the Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction and Los Angeles Times bestseller "It makes good music sound better."-Janet Maslin in The New York Times "A fascinating look into the West Coast recording studio scene of the '60s and the inside story of the music you heard on the radio. If you always assumed the musicians you listened to were the same people you saw onstage, you are in for a big surprise!"-Dusty Street, host of Classic Vinyl on Sirius XM Satellite Radio If you were a fan of popular music in the 1960s and early '70s, you were a fan of the Wrecking Crew-whether you knew it or not. On hit record after hit record by everyone from the Byrds, the Beach Boys, and the Monkees to the Grass Roots, the 5th Dimension, Sonny & Cher, and Simon & Garfunkel, this collection of West Coast studio musicians from diverse backgrounds established themselves in Los Angeles, California as the driving sound of pop music-sometimes over the objection of actual band members forced to make way for Wrecking Crew members. Industry insider Kent Hartman tells the dramatic, definitive story of the musicians who forged a reputation throughout the business as the secret weapons behind the top recording stars. Mining invaluable interviews, the author follows the careers of such session masters as drummer Hal Blaine and keyboardist Larry Knechtel, as well as trailblazing bassist Carol Kaye-the only female in the bunch-who went on to play in thousands of recording sessions in this rock history. Readers will discover the Wrecking Crew members who would forge careers in their own right, including Glen Campbell and Leon Russell, and learn of the relationship between the Crew and such legends as Phil Spector and Jimmy Webb. Hartman also takes us inside the studio for the legendary sessions that gave us Pet Sounds, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and the rock classic "Layla," which Wrecking Crew drummer Jim Gordon cowrote with Eric Clapton for Derek and the Dominos. And the author recounts priceless scenes such as Mike Nesmith of the Monkees facing off with studio head Don Kirshner, Grass Roots lead guitarist (and future star of The Office) Creed Bratton getting fired from the group, and Michel Rubini unseating Frank Sinatra's pianist for the session in which the iconic singer improvised the hit-making ending to "Strangers in the Night." The Wrecking Crew tells the collective, behind-the-scenes stories of the artists who dominated Top 40 radio during the most exciting time in American popular culture.

Do You Believe in Rock and Roll?

Essays on Don McLean's "American Pie"

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Raymond I. Schuck,Ray Schuck

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786471050

Category: Music

Page: 221

View: 5567

"These essays focus on the cultural and historical significance of Don McLean's song "American Pie." Addressed are such topics as historical and literary interpretation of the lyrics and musical qualities, dissection of commentary on rock and roll history, analysis of continuing significance of the song, and ways in which the song has been used by various writers/artists"--Provided by publisher.

Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Steve Sullivan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810882965

Category: Music

Page: 1030

View: 7749

The Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Volumes 1 and 2 covers the full range of popular music recordings with virtually unprecedented breadth and depth. In this 2-volume encyclopedia, Sullivan explores approximately 1,000 song recordings from 1889 to the present, telling the stories behind the songs, recordings, performers, and songwriters. From the Victorian parlor ballad and ragtime hit at the end of the 19th century to today’s rock classics, the Encyclopedia progresses through a parade popular music styles, from jazz to blues to country Western, as well as the important but too often neglected genres of ethnic and world music, gospel, and traditional folk. This book is the ideal research tool for lovers of popular music in all its glorious variety.

Heaven And Hell

My Life In The Eagles, 1974-2001

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Don Felder

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297857029

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 5280

The Eagles wrote the soundtrack to the Seventies and Eighties - and even now their albums top the charts. But backstage, there were no peaceful, easy feelings... Don Felder was just a poor boy from Florida, but when he joined the Eagles he soared into the stratosphere. Alongside former bandmates Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner, and Felder's childhood friend Bernie Leadon, he sold tens of millions of records (Eagles: Their Greatest Hits: 1971-1975 is the bestselling album of all time), performed before countless adoring fans, and co-wrote the renowned hit 'Hotel California'. His guitar-playing ability lifted the band from mere popularity to iconic status. And now Don Felder finally breaks the Eagles' decades of public silence to take fans behind the scenes - where drugs, greed and endless acrimony threatened to tear the band apart almost daily. "Maybe there was too much talent. Maybe the personalities clashed with the egos. Whatever the reason, there were always these explosive arguments going on while I sat silently in a corner. I never expected it to survive. Never once did I feel, 'Hey, I got it made. This thing's gonna last for years.'" Felder was wrong about that, but he was also right: the band split up in 1980, only to reunite for 1994's mega-selling 'Hell Freezes Over' album and tour. But tempers continued to flare, and in 2001, after 27 contentious years as an Eagle, Felder was summarily fired by the 'board of directors': Frey and Henley. Lawsuits and counter-suits followed. In 'Heaven and Hell', Felder takes us inside the pressurised recording studios, the trashed hotel rooms and the tension-filled courtrooms, where he, Frey, and Henley had their ultimate confrontation.

American Rebel

The Life of Clint Eastwood

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Marc Eliot

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307462497

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 6717

In American Rebel, bestselling author and acclaimed film historian Marc Eliot examines the ever-exciting, often-tumultuous arc of Clint Eastwood's life and career. As a Hollywood icon, Clint Eastwood--one of film's greatest living legends--represents some of the finest cinematic achievements in the history of American cinema. Eliot writes with unflinching candor about Eastwood's highs and lows, his artistic successes and failures, and the fascinating, complex relationship between his life and his craft. Eliot's prodigious research reveals how a college dropout and unambitious playboy rose to fame as Hollywood's "sexy rebel," eventually and against all odds becoming a star in the Academy pantheon as a multiple Oscar winner. Spanning decades, American Rebel covers the best of Eastwood's oeuvre, films that have fast become American classics: Fistful of Dollars, Dirty Harry, Unforgiven, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, and Gran Torino. Filled with remarkable insights into Eastwood's personal life and public work, American Rebel is highly entertaining and the most complete biography of one of Hollywood's truly respected and beloved stars–-an actor who, despite being the Man with No Name, has left his indelible mark on the world of motion pictures.

Robert Plant

Ein Leben

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Paul Rees

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3841904122

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 754

Mit Led Zeppelin hat er Musikgeschichte geschrieben, aber auch als Solokünstler ist er bis heute einer der größten und einflussreichsten Persönlichkeiten im Rockbusiness: Robert Plant. In der Biografie Ein Leben erzählt Paul Rees, wie Plant zu dem Menschen wurde, der er heute ist: von seiner Kindheit in England bis hin zu den spektakulären Aufs und Abs der Zeppelin-Jahre, von seinem Verhältnis zu Jimmy Page und John Bonham bis hin zu seiner Solo-Karriere, aus der bis heute einige seiner bedeutendsten Werke hervorgegangen sind. Dazu gibt das Buch private Einblicke in das bewegte Leben von Robert Plant, die Rees in persönlichen Gesprächen mit Plant selbst, seinen Angehörigen und Wegbegleitern geführt hat. Ein vielschichtiges und komplexes Porträt eines Mannes, der gerade erst 19 war, als er den Rock’n’Roll für immer veränderte.

Paul Simon

A Life

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Marc Eliot

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470900871

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7311

The definitive biography of legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon. Paul Simon, one of the country's most popular musicians, has been a dynamic creative force for more than half a century. Now New York Times bestselling biographer Marc Eliot draws on extensive research and original interviews to trace the incredible life and career of this iconic musician. Along the way Eliot examines Simon's early struggles to succeed as a singer-songwriter, the ups and downs of his decades-long collaboration with Art Garfunkel, his at-times obsessive admiration and competitive drive with Bob Dylan, his musical triumphs such as Still Crazy After All These Years and Graceland, the spectacular failure of his Broadway musical The Capeman, and much more. The first comprehensive biography of Paul Simon and his music Explores the complex relationship between Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel through years of their musical breakups and reunions Reveals personal details, with interviews, of Simon's life away from music Includes dozens of exclusive photographs, several published for the first time Whether you grew up listening to classic Simon and Garfunkel songs or came to love Paul Simon's music through his solo albums, this highly entertaining biography will give you a new understanding of this talented artist and the many surprising twists and turns of his life and work as a songwriter, a performer, and an icon of Boomer Generation.

Vicki!

the true-life adventures of Miss Fireball

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Vicki Lawrence,Marc Eliot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780684802862

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

View: 5407

Vicki Lawrence, the comic co-star of The Carol Burnett Show, describes the high school fan letter that led to her meeting Carol Burnett, her achievements on Mama's Family, and her syndicated talk show. 50,000 first printing.

Reagan

The Hollywood Years

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Marc Eliot

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307449963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 2459

Ronald Reagan was one of the most powerful and popular American presidents. The key to understanding his political success and the remarkable likability and effortless charisma that made it possible is hidden in his early years as a Hollywood movie star. Other biographers and Reagan in his two memoirs have skimmed over the thirty years he spent as an actor, union activist, and ladies’ man. Now, for the first time, in this highly entertaining and provocative new work, acclaimed film critic and historian Marc Eliot reveals the truth of those formative years and presents a far different and infinitely more detailed portrait of Reagan than ever before. Based on original research and never-before-published interviews, documents, and other materials, Eliot sheds new light on Reagan’s film and television work opposite some of the most talented women of the time, including Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, and Ginger Rogers; his starlet-strewn bachelor days when his name was linked with Lana Turner and Susan Hayward; his first, rocky marriage to actress Jane Wyman and his career-making second marriage to Nancy Davis; his controversial eight years as the president of the Screen Actors Guild; his friendships with Jimmy Stewart and William Holden; his place in the “Irish Mafia” alongside Pat O’Brien, Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, and Errol Flynn; and the crucial role of super-agent Lew Wasserman, who was instrumental in developing the persona that would prove essential to Reagan’s future as a world leader. Set against the glamorous and often combative background of Hollywood’s celebrated Golden Age, Eliot’s biography provides an exceptionally nuanced examination of the man and uncovers the startling origins of the legend. From the Hardcover edition.

Jimmy Stewart

A Biography

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Marc Eliot

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0307352684

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 4396

Jimmy Stewart’s all-American good looks, boyish charm, and deceptively easygoing style of acting made him one of Hollywood’s greatest and most enduring stars. Despite the indelible image he projected of innocence and quiet self-assurance, Stewart’s life was more complex and sophisticated than most of the characters he played. With fresh insight and unprecedented access, bestselling biographer Marc Eliot finally tells the previously untold story of one of our greatest screen and real-life heroes. Born into a family of high military honor and economic success dominated by a powerful father, Stewart developed an interest in theater while attending Princeton University. Upon graduation, he roomed with the then-unknown Henry Fonda, and the two began a friendship that lasted a lifetime. While he harbored a secret unrequited love for Margaret Sullavan, Stewart was paired with many of Hollywood’s most famous, most beautiful, and most alluring leading ladies during his extended bachelorhood, among them Ginger Rogers, Olivia de Havilland, Loretta Young, and the notorious Marlene Dietrich. After becoming a star playing a hero in Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington in 1939 and winning an Academy Award the following year for his performance in George Cukor’s The Philadelphia Story, Stewart was drafted into the Armed Forces and became a hero in real life. When he returned to Hollywood, he discovered that not only the town had changed, but so had he. Stewart’s combat experiences left him emotionally scarred, and his deepening darkness perfectly positioned him for the ’50s, in which he made his greatest films, for Anthony Mann (Winchester ’73 and Bend of the River) and, most spectacularly, Alfred Hitchcock, in his triple meditation on marriage, Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo, which many film critics regard as the best American movie ever made. While Stewart's career thrived, so did his personal life. A marriage in his forties, the adoption of his wife’s two sons from a previous marriage, and the birth of his twin daughters laid the foundation for a happy life, until an unexpected tragedy had a shocking effect on his final years. Intimate and richly detailed, Jimmy Stewart is a fascinating portrait of a multi-faceted and much-admired actor as well as an extraordinary slice of Hollywood history. “Probably the best actor who’s ever hit the screen.” —Frank Capra “He taught me that it was possible to remain who you are and not be tainted by your environment. He was not an actor . . . he was the real thing.” —Kim Novak “He was uniquely talented and a good friend.” —Frank Sinatra “He was a shy, modest man who belonged to cinema nobility.” —Jack Valenti “There is nobody like him today.” —June Allyson “He was one of the nicest, most unassuming persons I have known in my life. His career speaks for itself.” —Johnny Carson From the Hardcover edition.

Die Satanische Bibel

Die Satanischen Rituale

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Anton Szandor LaVey

Publisher: Index Verlag

ISBN: 9783936878059

Category:

Page: 430

View: 5145