Billy Connolly's Route 66

Author: Billy Connolly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748129952

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 3598

Follow much-loved Scottish comedian Billy Connolly across Route 66 on this unforgettable journey, filled with music, modern history and hilarious stories. Billy Connolly first dreamed of taking a trip on the legendary Route 66 when he heard Chuck Berry belting out one of the greatest rock 'n' roll records of all time - and now he's finally had the chance to do it. Travelling every one of its 2,278 miles on his custom-make motorbike, Billy's journey takes him past many of the best-known icons in the US: the Gateway Arch in St Louis, Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon, and the funky neon-lit gas stations and diners that once lined the route. Billy also has the chance to get to know the people who call it home, from Mervin the Amish carpenter, to fellow banjo enthusiast and obsessive instrument collector Rob, to Angel, one of the many people determined to keep the spirit of the Mother Road alive. Funny, touching and inspiring in equal measure, the tales he gathers on the way tell the story of modern America. With his unrivalled instinct for a good story, and the gregariousness that has made him a comedy legend, Billy Connolly is the ultimate guide to the ultimate road trip.

Amongst the Ruins

Author: John Darlington

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300271336

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 1705

Amongst the Ruins explores the loss of ancient civilizations, the collapse of ruling elites, and the disappearance of more recent communities and their local traditions. Some of these are now sealed under 3,000-year-old peat, others lost to rising seas or sands, and the carcasses of twentieth-century buildings which serve as reminders of the destructive power of war. These compelling stories of fallen or lost places are brought together through themes of war, climate change, natural hazards, human self-destruction, and simple economics. From the ice of the Arctic fringe, through to the desert landscapes of North Africa, by way of South America’s high mountains and Southeast Asia’s urban sprawl, Amongst the Ruins charts the rise and fall of places and communities around the world, the fascinating characters associated with them, and the important events that punctuate their history. Exploring wide-ranging examples from prehistory to the present day, John Darlington challenges us to recognize past failures and identify what we need to do to protect the cultures of our current world.

Comic Genius

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452131953

Category: Photography

Page: 200

View: 4199

This star-studded tribute to the kings and queens of comedy draws together such legendary names as Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, and many more. Granted extraordinary access, photographer Matt Hoyle has captured his subjects in portraits that are works of art in themselves—by turns zany and deadpan, laugh-out-loud and contemplative. Accompanying them are first-person reflections from each of the comedians on life and laughter that always cut straight to the heart of comedy: it's funny because it's true. Page after sidesplitting page in Comic Genius offers prose as engaging as each portrait is memorable. Here, in one handsome package, is the gift of laughter itself. Comic Genius is proud to support Save The Children.

Under the Microscope

Author: Dave Spikey

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1843175622

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 478

View: 9986

Under the Microscope is the life story of one of the nation's favourite funny men, Dave Spikey. In this book, fans will be given an insight into the man behind the comedy. Centred around his personal experiences growing up and living in Lancashire, this funny memoir is filled with touching and laugh-out-loud anecdotes and family stories, from his childhood and adolescence, through his school days, to his first job and his medical career at Bolton General Hospital, as well as his early days in the crazy world of professional comedy. Self-deprecating, revelatory and told with real heart, this is an unmissable book not only for Dave's legions of fans, but also for aficionados of comedy and the North of England alike.

Merchant Vessels of the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Merchant marine

Page: 1146

View: 6563

From 1894/95-1935/36, pt.6 of each volume is issued separately, with titles, 1894/95-1902/03: Code list of merchant vessels of the United States; 1903/04-1935/36: Seagoing vessels of the United States.

Membership Directory

Author: United States Institute for Theatre Technology

Publisher: N.A


Category: Theater

Page: N.A

View: 8495