Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

Author: David Boucher,Lucy Boucher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501345680

Category: Music

Page: 272

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Both Dylan and Cohen have been a presence on the music and poetry landscape spanning six decades. This book begins with a discussion of their contemporary importance, and how they have sustained their enduring appeal as performers and recording artists. The authors argue that both Dylan and Cohen shared early aspirations that mirrored the Beat Generation. They sought to achieve the fame of Dylan Thomas, who proved a bohemian poet could thrive outside the academy, and to live his life of unconditional social irresponsibility. While Dylan's and Cohen's fame fluctuated over the decades, it was sustained by self-consciously adopted personas used to distance themselves from their public selves. This separation of self requires an exploration of the artists' relation to religion as an avenue to find and preserve inner identity. The relationship between their lyrics and poetry is explored in the context of Federico García Lorca's concept of the poetry of inspiration and the emotional depths of 'duende.' Such ideas draw upon the dislocation of the mind and the liberation of the senses that so struck Dylan and Cohen when they first read the poetry and letters of Arthur Rimbaud and Lorca. The authors show that performance and the poetry are integral, and the 'duende,' or passion, of the delivery, is inseparable from the lyric or poetry, and common to Dylan, Cohen and the Beat Generation.

The Bob Hope Memorial Book

Author: Xulon Press, Incorporated

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1594670501


Page: N.A

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Making the American Body

Author: Jonathan Black

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803243707

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 223

View: 2566

"Jonathan Black gives us a backstage look at an industry and the people that have left an indelible mark on the American body and the consciousness it houses. ... With insights drawn from more than fifty interviews and attention to key developments in bodybuilding, aerobics, equipment, health clubs, running, sports medicine, group exercise, Pilates, and yoga, Making the American Body reveals how a focus on fitness has shaped not only our physiques but also, and more profoundly, American ideas of what 'fitness' is."--From publisher description.

Five O'Clock Comes Early

Author: Bob Welch,George Vecsey

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504026268

Category: Self-Help

Page: 249

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Bob Welch was twenty-three, a World Series star, and promising young pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers when he realized he was an alcoholic. He became one of the first prominent athletes to discuss his ongoing treatment for addiction. His description of his time at the rehab center and his daily struggle to stay sober has been a guiding light to more than a generation of people, young and old, who face addiction in themselves or their families.

Fallen Stars

Author: Carson Cunningham

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623495601

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

View: 5907

In the spring of 2002, motivated by the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, National Football League stalwart Patrick Daniel Tillman turned down a multimillion-dollar contract to join the US Army. Two years later, he died while serving his country in the mountains of Afghanistan. In the process, he became an American icon. Inspired by Pat Tillman’s story, Fallen Stars captures the lives and times of Tillman (1976–2004) and four other war-hero American athletes: Hamilton “Ham” Fish (1873–98), Hobart “Hobey” Baker (1892–1918), Nile Kinnick (1918–43), and James Robert "Bob" Kalsu (1945–70), all of whom died while serving in the US military. Why a focus on fallen war-hero athletes, and why these five? Because here we have over a century’s worth of men who faced the fears and uncertainties that come with life and made the ultimate sacrifice. Their stories give us a kaleidoscopic picture of America over the course of more than one hundred years, and through them we can explore the wars America has participated in, the values that Americans have celebrated, and what it has meant, over time, to be an American hero.

Life Of Professor Robert Hugh Pritchard, The: The Rise Of Genetics At Leicester

Author: Arieh Zaritsky

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813203765

Category: Science

Page: 212

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Colleagues and former students of the late Professor Pritchard (aka Bob), an eminent UK geneticist, have gathered memories about his scientific and personal life. Bob's early, crucial contributions to decipher gene structure and mechanism of recombination in fungi, and those in bacterial physiology and the cell cycle, are briefly summarized. Bob was appointed as a young professor (34 years old) to open a new Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester, a department that thrived under his leadership to become internationally recognized for the quality of its scientific research and teaching. Pritchard's research studies on Microbial Genetics and Physiology and his intellectual leadership were pioneering and instrumental in the development of Molecular Biology and Bacterial Cell Biology.Recollections from the contributors about their interactions with Bob will be enjoyed by anyone interested in the history of Genetics in the UK, during the 1960s and 1970s. To future generations of investigators, they provide insights into how unbiased honesty, humbleness, incisiveness, generosity and friendship are cornerstones for the advancement of human knowledge.The book has been compiled from articles by 26 colleagues, former students and friends of Bob Pritchard, and of his surviving daughter, each from his/her personal viewpoint. They include 17 Professors, 2 Readers, 4 Doctors (all PhD's), 2 politicians and an Attorney, and are citizens of 6 countries (UK-14, USA-5, FR-3, ES-2, IL-1, AU-1). Each chapter has been written independently of the others hence marked differences in length (between 1-10 pp) and style. The 44 photographs were gathered from their personal collections.

Women at Halftime

Author: Shayne Moore,Carolyn Castleberry Hux

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1496452399

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 2052

Are you feeling adrift as you face transitions in a new season of life? It’s time to start dreaming again . . . Have you made personal sacrifices to pursue something—a career, a relationship, or a quality family life—and now it has changed, gone away, or just doesn’t feel as rewarding anymore? If so, you may be looking for a new source of energy, significance, and joy in the next season. Shayne Moore, a former client of the Halftime Institute, and Carolyn Castleberry Hux, a coach with Halftime, which was founded by the author of the bestselling book Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance, know from experience what it means and how difficult it can be to navigate this territory. In Women at Halftime, Shayne and Carolyn offer you the building blocks for getting unstuck and finding renewed joy and purpose. Shayne and Carolyn set out to ask you key questions like: Whose voice in your head still silences your voice and your dreams—and what can you do about it? How can you evaluate the activities, people, and places in which you invest your time? Where do you need to embrace freedom from limiting beliefs, fears, perfectionism, or other obstacles holding you back? Know you are not alone. Transformative growth takes time, but the end result is worth it.

Hitters, Dancers and Ring Magicians

Author: Kelly Richard Nicholson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786459913

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 226

View: 7615

This volume offers detailed information about the boxers who were active during boxing’s “Golden Age,” 1890 to 1910, focusing primarily on George “Kid” Lavigne, Bob Fitzsimmons, Barbados Joe Walcott, Joe Gans, Terry McGovern, Sam Langford, and Stanley Ketchel, and their opponents, who were also key figures.

Brigadier General Robert L. McCook and Colonel Daniel McCook, Jr.

Author: Wayne Fanebust

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476629072

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 6347

The dramatic battlefield deaths of brother Union Army commanders Robert L. McCook and Daniel McCook, Jr.—members of a prominent Ohio family known as “the Fighting McCooks”—drew the full attention of the news media and a war-weary nation. A veteran of Shiloh and Chickamauga, Colonel Daniel McCook was mortally wounded while leading his brigade in a reckless assault up Kennesaw Mountain in June 1864, on the orders of his friend and former law partner General William Tecumseh Sherman. Brigadier General Robert L. McCook distinguished himself in the western Virginia campaign before he was shot by a Rebel while riding in an ambulance in the summer of 1862. His death, in what was an apparent ambush, set off a firestorm of outrage throughout the North.