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On Michael Jackson

By Margo Jefferson
  • ISBN Code: : 0375424253
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Social Science
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The renowned Pulitzer Prize–winning cultural critic brilliantly unravels the complexities of one of the most enigmatic figures of our time in this passionate, incisive, and bracing work of cultural analysis. Who is Michael Jackson and what does it mean to call him a “What Is It”? What do P. T. Barnum, Peter Pan, and Edgar Allan Poe have to do with our fascination with Jackson? How did his curious Victorian upbringing and his tenure as a child prodigy on the “chitlin’ circuit” inform his character and multiplicity of selves? How is Michael Jackson’s celebrity related to the outrageous popularity of nineteenth-century minstrelsy? What is the perverse appeal of child stars for grown-ups and what is the price of such stardom for these children and for us? What uncanniness provoked Michael Jackson to become “Alone of All His Race, Alone of All Her Sex,” while establishing himself as an undeniably great performer with neo-Gothic, dandy proclivities and a producer of visionary music videos? What do we find so unnerving about Michael Jackson’s presumed monstrosity? In short, how are we all of us implicated? In this stunning book, Margo Jefferson gives us the incontrovertible lowdown on call-him-what-you-wish; she offers a powerful reckoning with a quintessential, richly allusive signifier of American society and popular culture.

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On 25th July, breaking news revealed that Michael Jackson, King of Pop, was dead. Fans and the media watched in shock as the story unfolded: doctors had lost the battle to save him after he had collapsed from a heart attack. In a cruel twist of fate, he had passed away before he got the chance to make his final curtain call in the form of 50 planned sell-out shows at London's O2 Arena. From a very young age, Michael's exceptional music talent was clear. He stood apart from his four brothers when they performed together as the Jackson 5 and, in 1974, he embarked upon what was to become a monumental solo career. A string of chart-busting albums and singles followed, with the Thriller album selling 47 million copies worldwide and yielding seven top-ten singles. It is belived that, in his lifetime, he sold around 750 million records, making him one of the most successful entertainers ever. This in-depth and affectionate biography traces the rise of the man, from child prodigy to tortured megastar. It is the definitive portrait of a pop legend whose strange and brilliant life will never be forgotten.

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  • Book Code : 1631063677
  • Total of Pages : 245
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Relive the incredible history of the King of Pop in reverse. Michael Jackson: Rewind charts the life to Michael from his tragic, unexpected passing to his childhood. By the time Michael Jackson passed away in 2009, he had sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide over his career. He had won 26 American Music Awards and 13 Grammy Awards as well as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and was ranked number three, after The Beatles and Elvis Presley, of best-selling music artists. Five years after his death, the net worth of his estate is more than 600 million dollars. He is, without a doubt, one of the most popular - and controversial - artists of all time. Now, for the first time ever, author Daryl Easlea will explore the life and history of Michael Jackson... in reverse. Starting with his tragic death and rewinding to his early hits with the Jackson 5 and life in Gary, Indiana, this is a complete illustrated history of the King of Pop: his genius, his life, and his demons. Loaded with over 300 images, a timeline of his life, a complete discography, and more, this is the must-have book for any Michael Jackson fan.

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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 0520951913
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Social Science
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Michael Jackson extends his path-breaking work in existential anthropology by focusing on the interplay between two modes of human existence: that of participating in other peoples’ lives and that of turning inward to one’s self. Grounding his discussion in the subtle shifts between being acted upon and taking action, Jackson shows how the historical complexities and particularities found in human interactions reveal the dilemmas, conflicts, cares, and concerns that shape all of our lives. Through portraits of individuals encountered in the course of his travels, including friends and family, and anthropological fieldwork pursued over many years in such places as Sierra Leone and Australia, Jackson explores variations on this theme. As he describes the ways we address and negotiate the vexed relationships between "I" and "we"—the one and the many—he is also led to consider the place of thought in human life.

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  • Book Code : 0857122576
  • Total of Pages : 64
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Not just a complete fan's guide to the music of Michael Jackson, this book is the definitive overview of the unforgettable King of Pop's unique career. Album by album, track by track, it examines every song released by The Jackson 5, as well as Michael's complete solo output from Off The Wall in 1979 to his last album of original material, Invincible, in 2001. Features include: A brand new chronology A detailed album by album, track by track analysis A separate section on compilation albums A song index for easy reference. Eight page colour timeline Dozens of quotes from Michael himself Geoff Brown is production editor of Mojo Magazine and has written extensively on soul and R&B in the UK media during a 25 year career in music journalism. He has also written books on Diana Ross and James Brown.

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  • Book Code : 1787590631
  • Total of Pages : 146
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This superb selection of Michael Jackson hits spans the whole of his extraordinary career. From his piping Rockin’ Robin’ at the age of 14 to 2003’s One More Chance, these are the musical highlights of The King of Pop’s journey from child prodigy to global superstar. Each song is beautifully arranged for Piano and Voice, with Guitar chord boxes and complete lyrics. Alongside these arrangements are stellar images charting the progression of Michael Jackson’s career, as well as a full introduction discussing his rise to fame with the Jackson 5, his solo career and the controversies which dogged the last few decades of his life. Additionally, an integrated Spotify section also allows you to hear each the songs in this collection as you learn to play them. There has never been a better time to discover why, behind the public figure, Michael Jackson’s music is still adored to this day. Songlist: - Baby Be Mine - Blame It On The Boogie - Burn This Disco Out - Can You Feel It - Cry - Girlfriend - Human Nature - The Lady In My Life - Man In The Mirror - Off The Wall - One More Chance - P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - Rock With You - Rockin’ Robin - Thriller - You Are Not Alone

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  • Total of Pages : 80
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Book Short Summary:

(Ukulele). 21 Jackson hits arranged brilliantly for ukulele: Bad * Beat It * Ben * Billie Jean * Black or White * Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough * Man in the Mirror * Rock with You * Smooth Criminal * Thriller * Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' * The Way You Make Me Feel * and more.

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Book Short Summary:

Thriller takes us back to a time in 1982 when Michael Jackson was king of the charts, breaking the color barrier on MTV, heralding the age of video, and becoming the ultimate representation of the crossover dreams of Motown's Berry Gordy, who helped launch Jackson's career with the Jackson 5. In this incisive and revealing examination of the making and meaning of Thriller, Nelson George illuminates the brilliant creative process (and work ethic) of Jackson and producer Quincy Jones, deftly exploring the larger context of the music, life, and seismic impact of Michael Jackson on three generations. All this from a groundbreaking journalist and cultural critic who was there. George questions whether the phenomenon Jackson became is even possible today. He revisits his early writings on the King of Pop and examines not only the stunning success of Thriller but also Jackson as an artist, public figure, and racial enigma—including the details surrounding his death on June 25, 2009.

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Book Short Summary:

This title chronicles the song and dance genius of the King of Pop, whose recent death reinforced the level of his global influence and stardom. While covering controversies and oddities, from the trial on molestation charges to his cosmetic surgeries to his amusement-park house Neverland, the book also details his incredible songs, videos, work habits, childhood, and groundbreaking career. Jackson's music is still popular with young people, especially with the convenience of MP3 downloads and the enthusiasm passed down from older fans. Lives Cut Short is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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On June 25, the world stopped, shocked by Michael Jacksons death. The web nearly crashed at 5,000 hits per minute. In this book, the author provides the space for humanitys voice to be heard. Our words are a mirror in which we can find the TRUTH about our-selves, RAW and UNEDITED. If you voiced your opinion about Michael Jackson online, YOUR WORDS MAY BE INSIDE THIS BOOK! READ AND DISCOVER WAS MICHAEL JACKSON a black man who turned himself into a white woman, a child molester and a drug addict who has looked dead for years; OR WAS HE an amazing mana wonderful father and a musical genius, too nave and sweet for this world who filled our hearts with joy? IS HE GOING TO BE REMEMBERED as a freak or a legend, as a pedophile or a saint, as a creep who couldnt get his life together or a shining star who inspired millions across the globe"? This book captivates the entire spectrum of human opinion and emotion in print. It is the culmination of freedom of speech through the fastest medium of communication: the Internet. Open this book and take the roller coaster ride that will take you FROM THE BRIGHTEST PEAKS TO THE DARKEST PITS OF SHOW BUSINESS THROUGH THE EYES OF THE WORLD! Are you ready to TAKE THE RED PILL AND OPEN YOUR EYES? MICHAEL JACKSON WE ARE THE MIRROR

Michael Jackson E-Z Play Today Songbook

By Michael Jackson
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  • Book Code : 1540082512
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : Music
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  • Pdf File: michael-jackson-e-z-play-today-songbook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

(E-Z Play Today). 15 great hits presented in our patented E-Z Play Today notation with note-names in the note heads and lyrics. Songs include: Bad * Beat It * Billie Jean * Black or White (Rap Version) * Dirty Diana * Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough * The Girl Is Mine * Human Nature * I Just Can't Stop Loving You * Man in the Mirror * Rock with You * Smooth Criminal * Thriller * Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' * The Way You Make Me Feel.

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By Shawn Henning
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  • Book Code : 149691127X
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Art
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Book Short Summary:

Shawn Henning’s new book is a powerful and overwhelming tribute and legacy to Michael Jackson. In one book, he’s collected love letters, reflections, eulogies, poems, essays and drawings from people throughout the world who have a special appreciation for the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. I was particularly impressed at the diversity of material, from so many different countries and cultures – all of it heartfelt and illuminating. In We Love You More, we learn about the many different ways that Michael Jackson affected people from all walks of life. The participants talk about how Michael’s music, creativity and pubic example affected their lives and helped them to be better people. The contributions are a wonderful cathartic output to help to come to terms with the loss of Michael’s huge talent. They will not only comfort those who have written them, but those who read them. People will learn about the experiences they have in common, with people throughout the world, who followed Michael’s career, his music, his good deeds and the example he set for this generation and generations to come. The book will also be of comfort to Michael’s own family. They will see that the spirit of Michael will continue in people everywhere and in many ways and for many reasons. It’s also fascinating to learn what people have to say about different songs and what they meant to their lives. I’m impressed by the diverse elements in the book... from eulogies, to memories to poems and beautiful drawings and paintings and even photo montages at the end. Mr. Henning... you’ve done a wonderful service to the Michael Jackson fan community and I commend you. Sincerely yours, Larry Nimmer

Really Easy Piano: Michael Jackson

By Wise Publications
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  • Publisher : Wise Publications
  • Book Code : 1783231998
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Music
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  • Pdf File: really-easy-piano.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This fantastic album is packed with 19 classic hits from the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, all arranged for easy Piano solo. Each song includes fascinating background information, playing hints and tips for an authentic performance and chord symbols and lyrics so your friends can sing or play along.

Bad

By Dylan Howard
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1510763279
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : True Crime
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  • Pdf File: bad.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An Inside View into the Dark Side of a Music Icon He was the King of Pop, a superstar without equal, the idol of millions of young people around the world. But was Michael Jackson also a sexual predator without equal, someone who preyed on the very fans who adored him? Bad is the revelatory untold true story of the strange and larger-than-life career of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. In the wake of the controversial two-part documentary Leaving Neverland, which told the stories of two young boys who were befriended by the singer and have claimed they suffered years of agonizing abuse, Dylan Howard set out to investigate Jackson’s life and death in unprecedented depth, to determine—as one lawyer suggested—that the pop star ran “the most sophisticated child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation operation the world has known.” After all the highly publicized trials and unfounded accusations, stunning new information has finally come to light: irrefutable evidence that one of the best-known, best-loved figures in the world was a monster behind closed doors—a foul-mouthed, abusive, drug-sodden freak whose deeds and the reasons for those deeds are revealed now for the first time. A dramatic narrative account based on dozens of interviews, Howard shares Jackson’s own riveting personal journal—obtained exclusively for this book—interviews with family members, multiple first-person sources—some of whom have asked to remain anonymous—as well as thousands of pages of court documents. What he uncovers is a man who was both naive and Machiavellian, unorthodox, a devoted father, shrewd businessman, and drug addict whose life was cut short but whose sound and style have influenced artists of various genres and generations. Remarkably though, in death, there remains two portraits of Michael Jackson: the reigning King of Pop, and a pedophile whose pattern of abuse ruined his reputation. Fans and individuals alike will forever be asking if the insidious claims being made about MJ are true. This is the new narrative and the sad legacy of one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Here is his life story, told for the first time with stories and testimony that will leave you shaken.

Michael Jackson: His Music, Performance and Genius

By Les Nicholls
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Book Short Summary:

Michael Jackson made music because he wanted to be loved back and that was what drove him to be as good and as perfect a performer as he could be. That someone so talented and loved by millions should die so young is tragic. Although aged just 50 when he died, his career spanned over 40 years. During that time he recorded the best-selling album of all time, pioneered the music video and redefined what it was to be a pop star. Multitalented, he was singer, dancer, performer, composer, choreographer, record producer, actor, businessman, and philanthropist. For many he was the greatest entertainer of all time and he was an inspiration for performers across all music genres. This book is not a detailed biography, neither is it a detailed commentary on the various controversies, media speculations and accusations. This book is about the singer, performer and musical genius that was Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson, The Diary of a Fan

By Franck Vidiella
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  • Total of Pages : 90
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«On june 25th of 2009, a fan of Michael Jackson learns of the death of his idol, live on CNN. The shock is appalling. Two weeks later, despite the deep sadness that tortures him, he decides to fly to London where a commemoration is going to be held by the English fan-club, the day Michael was supposed to make his long-waited come-back. He hopes this event can be the first step in the mourning process, that will permit him to begin a new life without MJ. Unfortunately, the London experience becomes a nightmare : the pain and the emotions are too intense. Now, he will have to overcome a long and exhausting depressive phase, that will force him to travel around the world in the hope of overcoming his sorrow. Wherever he goes, from London to Tokyo, Moscow to Bilbao, he is still possessed by the memory of Michael...»

In Sierra Leone

By Michael D. Jackson
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  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Book Code : 0822385562
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Book Short Summary:

In 2002, as Sierra Leone prepared to announce the end of its brutal civil war, the distinguished anthropologist, poet, and novelist Michael Jackson returned to the country where he had intermittently lived and worked as an ethnographer since 1969. While his initial concern was to help his old friend Sewa Bockarie (S. B.) Marah—a prominent figure in Sierra Leonean politics—write his autobiography, Jackson’s experiences during his stay led him to create a more complex work: In Sierra Leone, a beautifully rendered mosaic integrating S. B.’s moving stories with personal reflections, ethnographic digressions, and meditations on history and violence. Though the Revolutionary United Front (R.U.F.) ostensibly fought its war (1991–2002) against corrupt government, the people of Sierra Leone were its victims. By the time the war was over, more than fifty thousand were dead, thousands more had been maimed, and over one million were displaced. Jackson relates the stories of political leaders and ordinary people trying to salvage their lives and livelihoods in the aftermath of cataclysmic violence. Combining these with his own knowledge of African folklore, history, and politics and with S. B.’s bittersweet memories—of his family’s rich heritage, his imprisonment as a political detainee, and his position in several of Sierra Leone’s post-independence governments—Jackson has created a work of elegiac, literary, and philosophical power.

Michael Jackson Rocked the World and Lives Forever

By Jel Jones
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  • Publisher : PublishAmerica
  • Book Code : 1456071742
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Book Short Summary:

Michael Jackson Rocked the World and Lives Forever is an honorable compilation and a rare collectible that is a true tribute to the life and career of Michael Jackson, the world’s most proficient entertainer that ever set foot on a stage! He was a masterful entertainer, prominent all over the world. This volume is a glimpse through the window at some of his brilliance. It considerately peels back all the layers of his genius career and allows the reader to take a breathtaking look inside of the magnificent world that shined for him during his tenure. This book is written reverentially, and is conceivably the most positive, respectable reference on the market about the superstar. While covering his life and career, it also allows the reader to walk with the superstar through the darkest storms of his journey and witness firsthand his will to stand! Michael Jackson never gave up or took himself out of the ring no matter how devastating the blow! The pain that injured his soul and found a home inside of his heart never altered his goal to strive for excellence at all costs, to bring nothing but perfection to his performance to showcase to the world. This is his legacy for the world!

What Do You Know About Michael Jackson? The Unauthorized Trivia Quiz Game Book About Michael Jackson Facts

By N.a
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  • Publisher : Bingo Starr
  • Book Code : 1476911231
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Book Short Summary:

Question: How many Grammy awards did Michael Jackson win in 1984? Answer: Eight Together with Norah Jones and Carlos Santana, he holds the record from most Grammys won in a single year by an artist. (Sample from The First Challenge) Question: Which President wanted to give him a special White House medal? Answer: Ronald Reagan In 1984, the President planned to award Jackson with the medal. However, John Roberts, the future Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, convinced Reagan that this award would be too great for a pop star. (Sample from The Final Challenge) Question 9: How old was he when his performance was televised for the first time? Answer: 11 At 11 years old, he performed with The Jackson Five on television for the first time. (Sample from The Bonus Challenge) What do you know about Michael Jackson? Diddly SQUAT, that’s what! I have one quest in mind. To challenge you and break you with the hardest question you will ever face! These questions are NOT for the faint-hearted. So, do NOT buy if you're not up to the challenge!

Michael Jackson's Dangerous

By Susan Fast
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1623561566
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 132
  • Pdf File: michael-jackson-s-dangerous.pdf

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Dangerous is Michael Jackson's coming of age album. Granted, that's a bold claim to make given that many think his best work lay behind him by the time this record was made. It offers Jackson on a threshold, at long last embracing adulthood-politically questioning, sexually charged-yet unable to convince a skeptical public who had, by this time, been wholly indoctrinated by a vicious media. Even though the record sold well, few understood or were willing to accept the depth and breadth of Jackson's vision; and then before it could be fully grasped, it was eclipsed by a shifting pop music landscape and personal scandal-the latter perhaps linked to his assertive new politics. This book tries to cut through the din of dominant narratives about Jackson, taking up the mature, nuanced artistic statement he offered on Dangerous in all its complexity. It is read here as a concept album, one that offers a compelling narrative arc of postmodern angst, love, lust, seduction, betrayal, damnation, and above all else racial politics, in ways heretofore unseen in his music. This record offered a Michael Jackson that was mystifying for a world that had accepted him as a child and as childlike and, hence, as safe; this Michael Jackson was, indeed, dangerous.

Michael Jackson - Instrumental Solos for Alto Sax

By Michael Jackson
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  • Publisher : Hal Leonard
  • Book Code : 1705103324
  • Total of Pages : 28
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 830
  • Pdf File: michael-jackson-instrumental-solos-for-alto-sax.pdf

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(Instrumental Play-Along). Songs include: Beat It * Billie Jean * Black or White * Don't Stop Till You Get Enough * Human Nature * I Just Can't Stop Loving You * Man in the Mirror * She's Out of My Life * Thriller * The Way You Make Me Feel * You Are Not Alone. The woodwinds and brass books are compatible with each other and can be played together or as solos; the strings books are compatible with each other, but not with the woodwinds and brass instrument editions. The accompanying audio is accessed through Hal Leonard's popular MyLibrary system using the provided code. The audio can be streamed or downloaded and includes PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

Conversations with Michael Jackson

By Ronald Ritter,Sussan Evermore
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  • Publisher : cancel preview programme
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 518
  • Pdf File: conversations-with-michael-jackson.pdf

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Michael Jackson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable and iconic figures of the twentieth century. A musical genius of song, sound and dance, and with each period of his life identifiable by its own creative ground breaking style. If you were on planet earth from the early sixties to the late nineties, you were influenced by the culture that was Michael Jackson. His trademark Moon Walk, white glove and iconic songs, made him one of the most recognizable musical personalities of all time. His influence as a cultural icon extended beyond the music and dance, he became part of what we identified as popular culture. Then came the public unwrapping of Michael Jackson the person, his obsession with his lost childhood, relationships and marriage to Lisa Marie Presley, followed by his second marriage to Debbie Rowe. Accusations of child abuse and court cases came and went, finally reappearing in a damaging documentary, Leaving Neverland. His children were born, and he began a slow retirement into an older Michael. However this was not to be the end of Michael's career, as 2009 brought him a whole new possibility to rectify his financial decline, signing to perform fifty plus tour dates in England and Europe. Unexpectedly Michael died on 25th June 2009 aged fifty, three weeks prior to the commencement of his, This Is It, tour in England and Europe. His personal physician Doctor Conrad Murray was unable to resuscitate him, eventually being charged and convicted of involuntary manslaughter, and receiving the maximum prison sentence of four years. Michael will undoubtedly be remembered as the greatest entertainer in the history of popular music, eclipsing all the legends such as Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones and all those that came before him. So much has been written about Michael's life that most of the facts are available to everyone, however what remains are the unanswered questions to his life. Who killed Michael Jackson? Who was the real mother and father of Michael's children? We will give you all the answers from the source, Michael Jackson.

Moonwalk

By Michael Jackson
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  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Book Code : 9780307716989
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 306
  • Pdf File: moonwalk.pdf

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The #1 New York Times bestseller! Michael Jackson’s one and only autobiography – his life, in his words. With original Foreword by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, a new Introduction by Motown founder Berry Gordy, and an Afterword by Michael Jackson’s editor and publisher, Shaye Areheart. “I’ve always wanted to be able to tell stories, you know, stories that came from my soul. I’d like to sit by a fire and tell people stories – make them see pictures, make them cry and laugh, take them anywhere emotionally with something as deceptively simple as words. I’d like to tell tales to move their souls and transform them. I’ve always wanted to be able to do that. Imagine how the great writers must feel, knowing they have that power. I sometimes feel I could do it. It’s something I’d like to develop. In a way, songwriting uses the same skills, creates the emotional highs and lows, but the story is a sketch. It’s quicksilver. There are very few books written on the art of storytelling, how to grip listeners, how to get a group of people together and amuse them. No costumes, no makeup, no nothing, just you and your voice, and your powerful ability to take them anywhere, to transform their lives, if only for minutes.” –Michael Jackson, in Moonwalk From the 1988 edition: Megastar Michael Jackson’s singularly brilliant career and intensely private lifestyle have become a magnificent obsession for millions of rock fans and celebrity watchers throughout the world. His double-platinum singles rocket to the top of the music charts with a velocity equaled only by the inevitable accompaniment of wild rumors about his eccentric personal life. Now for the first time, Michael Jackson breaks the fiercely guarded barrier of silence that has surrounded him in a remarkably candid and courageous book — Moonwalk. In this intimate and often moving personal account of Michael Jackson’s public and private life, he recalls a childhood that was both harsh and joyful but always formidable. Michael and his brothers played amateur music shows and seamy Chicago strip joints until Motown’s corporate image makers turned the Jackson 5 into worldwide superstars. Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 have combined sales of over 200 million albums. He talks about the happy prankster days of his youth, traveling with his brothers, and of his sometimes difficult relationships with his family over the years. He speaks candidly about the inspiration behind his music, his mesmerizing dance moves, and the compulsive drive to create that has made him one of the biggest stars in the music business and a legend in his own time. The Guinness Book of World Records lists Thriller as the biggest-selling-album of all time. In Moonwalk, Michael Jackson shares his personal feelings about some of his most public friends…friends like Diana Ross, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, Fred Astaire, Marlon Brando, and Katharine Hepburn. He talks openly about the crushing isolation of his fame, of his first love, of his plastic surgery, and of his wholly exceptional career and the often bizarre and unfair rumors that have surrounded it. Illustrated with rare photographs from Jackson family albums and Michael’s personal photographic archives, as well as a drawing done by Michael exclusively for this book, Moonwalk is a memorable journey to the very heart and soul of a modern musical genius. From the Hardcover edition.

Unmasked

By Ian Halperin
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439177198
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 353
  • Pdf File: unmasked.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In late December 2008, Ian Halperin told the world that Michael Jackson had only six months to live. His investigations into Jackson's failing health made headlines around the globe. Six months later, the King of Pop was dead. Whatever the final autopsy results reveal, it was greed that killed Michael Jackson. Friends and associates paint a tragic picture of the last years and days of his life as Jackson made desperate attempts to prepare for the planned concert series at London's 02 Arena in July 2009. These shows would have earned millions for the singer and his entourage, but he could never have completed them, not mentally, and not physically. Michael knew it and his advisors knew it. Anyone who caught even a fleeting glimpse of the frail old man hiding beneath the costumes and cosmetics would have understood that the London tour was madness. Why did it happen this way? After an intense five year investigation, New York Times bestselling author Ian Halperin uncovers the real story of Michael Jackson's final years, a suspenseful and surprising thriller.

The Michael Jackson: Trial Juror Notebooks

By Vincent Amen
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  • Publisher : Alpha Book Publisher
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 470
  • Pdf File: the-michael-jackson.pdf

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The investigation and Trial of Michael Jackson lasted from November 2003 to June 2005. Leading up to the trial was jury selection. A man named Jeffrey Welbaum was selected as a juror, more specifically an alternate juror. Jeffrey is a controversial juror due to the fact his mother in-law worked at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch and he was still selected as a juror. Jeffrey was able to keep his notebooks after the trial since he was an alternate juror. There were only several alternate jurors that had notebooks that fully documented the trial. This book is one of them which is a summary or shortened version of the trial that documents what Jeffrey found meaningful from trial testimony documented witness by witness. In 2006, Vincent Amen purchased the notebooks from Jeffrey Welbaum and later the rights to publish them as a book. There is a great value to the notebooks with positive implications. What does a juror note from Trial testimony to ultimately render a verdict? This question may have never been explored before prior to publishing these notebooks. For prosecutors and defense attorneys alike, these notebooks can be helpful in determining how to try cases. Based on all evidence shown and witness testimony, what a juror finds meaningful to note can provide a means to being more effective in organizing and trying a case. Enjoy reading the notebooks and based on what is documented, try to come to your own conclusion or verdict.

Michael Jackson: Exceptional Artist or Genius? Points to consider.

By Frank Vidiella
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  • Publisher : FV Éditions
  • Book Code : 2366680864
  • Total of Pages : 50
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 952
  • Pdf File: michael-jackson.pdf

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Analyzing the career of Michael Jackson, Franck Vidiella questions the sensitive nature of the term "Genius." Based upon a study that confirms that the great geniuses are, nearly in their totality, creative, brilliant, obstinate and multifaceted, each one of the issues are analyzed by studying the career of the Star of Pop, in such a way that they offer elements to answer the following question: Was Michael Jackson an exceptional artist or an absolute Genius? The answer, as you will be able to see, allows a passionate debate.

Beyond The Battle

By Michael Jackson
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1456843613
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 583
  • Pdf File: beyond-the-battle.pdf

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Four years ago, author Michael Jackson was diagnosed with and cured of cancer. The treatment and aftermath of something no larger than the size of an egg would change his life forever. Jackson had spent so much time on his own pleasures that he never really focused on what God wanted him to be. Sometimes when we ignore God, He allows things to happen to get our attention. For the author, being diagnosed with cancer was his wake-up call. In Beyond The Battle, Jackson gives you a look at his lifestyle before and after he allowed God to take control of his life. He shares how the Lord used a hopeless situation and turned it into a blessing. When life gives you lemons, God can turn them into eternal peace and joy, but only if one is open to what God is doing to see where He wants to take you. The author hopes to inspire others who are going through difficult situations to trust in the heavenly father and find beauty in their life.