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Fooled Again

By Mark Crispin Miller,Mark Miller
  • ISBN Code: : 0465007686
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Political Science
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In Fooled Again, renowned media critic Mark Crispin Miller argues that it wasn’t "moral values” that swung the 2004 presidential race-it was theft. A huge array of anomalies, improper practices, and blatant violations of the law in state after state all happened to swing in the Bush ticket’s favor. Fooled Again not only gives abundant evidence of theft, but also describes the mind-set among both the major parties and the media that could easily allow it to happen again in 2006 and 2008.

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Gustave Geyer (Gus) is a single parent of two, guardian to one. Born in Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York, in 1952, he is the second in a family of five children. Gus was traumatized as a child, and is now diagnosed with multiple personality disorder. Published for the first time, his writing and artwork reflects the lives of his many parts. From his littles, who see the world with starry-eyed wonder, to his teens with their rebellious spirit, to the adults who are seen now by all, Gus allows his parts to express themselves freely. From their hopes and joys to their living monsters, inside and out, his alters take you through the life of a male multiple. Through their different writing styles and contrasting views, you will see their different age groups come to life. In hopes to break the media stigma associated with multiples, Gus brings to light the true life, thoughts, feelings, and diseases of his alters. Through his writing and artwork you will get a better understanding into the mind, the feelings, and the life of a male multiple.

The Who and Philosophy

By Rocco J. Gennaro,Casey Harison
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 1498514480
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 546
  • Pdf File: the-who-and-philosophy.pdf

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The Who were one of the most memorable and influential of the 1960s British Invasion bands—memorable because of their loudness and because they destroyed instruments during performances, and influential because of their success in crafting “Power Pop” singles like “My Generation” and “I Can See for Miles,” long-playing albums Live at Leeds and Who’s Next, and the “rock operas” Tommy and Quadrophenia. The themes that principal songwriter Pete Townshend imparted into The Who’s music drew upon the group’s mostly working-class London upbringings and early Mod audiences: frustration, angst, irony, and a youthful inclination to lash out. Like some of his rock and roll contemporaries, Townshend was also affected by religious ideas coming from India and the existential dread he felt about the possibility of nuclear war. During a career that spanned three decades, The Who gave their fans and rock critics a lot to think about. The remarkable depth and breadth of The Who’s music and their story as one of the most exciting and provocative rock bands over the last half-century are the subjects of the philosophical explorations in this collection.

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

By John Bartlett
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 031625018X
  • Total of Pages : 1504
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 929
  • Pdf File: bartlett-s-familiar-quotations.pdf

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More than 150 years after its original publication, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. Bartlett's showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, Emily Post, Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Krugman, Hunter S. Thompson, Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Barack Obama, Che Guevara, Randy Pausch, Desmond Tutu, Julia Child, Fran Leibowitz, Harper Lee, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Patti Smith, William F. Buckley, and Robert F. Kennedy. In the classic Bartlett's tradition, the book offers readers and scholars alike a vast, stunning representation of those words that have influenced and molded our language and culture.

The Fun Stuff

By James Wood
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 0374709068
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 992
  • Pdf File: the-fun-stuff.pdf

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Following The Broken Estate, The Irresponsible Self, and How Fiction Works—books that established James Wood as the leading critic of his generation—The Fun Stuff confirms Wood's preeminence, not only as a discerning judge but also as an appreciator of the contemporary novel. In twenty-three passionate, sparkling dispatches—that range over such crucial writers as Thomas Hardy, Leon Tolstoy, Edmund Wilson, and Mikhail Lermontov—Wood offers a panoramic look at the modern novel. He effortlessly connects his encyclopedic, passionate understanding of the literary canon with an equally in-depth analysis of the most important authors writing today, including Cormac McCarthy, Lydia Davis, Aleksandar Hemon, and Michel Houellebecq. Included in The Fun Stuff are the title essay on Keith Moon and the lost joys of drumming—which was a finalist for last year's National Magazine Awards—as well as Wood's essay on George Orwell, which Christopher Hitchens selected for the Best American Essays 2010. The Fun Stuff is indispensable reading for anyone who cares about contemporary literature.

A CASE OF PRIDE

By Mark Green
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : tredition
  • Book Code : 334718680X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 925
  • Pdf File: a-case-of-pride.pdf

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British Punk music has created a genre of simplistic but dynamic Rock 'n' Roll that shook the stiff establishment during dreadful years in 1976 to 1979. Skrewdriver was one of those protagonists on their quest for rebellion and fame. A band labelled as infamous, but their early Punk ‘career’ remained often nebulous. 'A Case of Pride' is the full story of young adventures told in an unstained and authentic way...

Dear Boy: The Life of Keith Moon

By Tony Fletcher
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Omnibus Press
  • Book Code : 0857122223
  • Total of Pages : 632
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 334
  • Pdf File: dear-boy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Keith Moon was more than just rock's greatest drummer, he was also its greatest character and wildest party animal. Fuelled by vast quantities of drink, drugs, insecurities and confusion, Moon destroyed everything with gleeful abandon: drum kits, houses, cars, hotels, relationships and, finally, himself. In Dear Boy, Tony Fletcher has captured lightning in a bottle – the essence of a totally incorrigible yet uniquely generous boy who never grew up, and who changed the lives of all who knew him. From a life distorted by myths of debauchery and comic anarchy, Fletcher has created a searingly personal portrait of the rock legend. From over 100 first-hand interviews, he traces with deadly accuracy Moon's remarkable journey from his working-class Northwest London childhood, through the Who's glory years to the California high-life and a terrible, premature death. Here too are fascinating insights into the history of the Who and the emergent British pop culture revolution of post-war years. Keith Moon was one of the shock troops of that revolution: the world's greatest rock drummer, a phenomenal character and an extravagant hell-raiser who – in a final, uncharacteristic act of grace – actually did die before he got old.