Riders on the Storm: A Sam McCain Mystery

Author: Ed Gorman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605987166

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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1967: A brutal murder in the midst of an anti-Vietnam War group sparks an investigation by Sam McCain, in Ed Gorman’s most politically charged mystery yet. When we last saw Sam McCain he had been drafted to fight the war in Vietnam. But Sam’s military career ended in boot camp when he was accidentally shot in the head and forced to spend three months in a military hospital to recover. Sam returns to his hometown of Black River Falls, where he works as a lawyer (and part-time investigator) for the court of the snobbish but amusing Judge Esme Ann Whitney. Two of Sam’s oldest friends are caught up in this same battle. Veteran Steve Donovan brutally belittles and finally savagely beats his old friend veteran Will Cullen when Cullen announces he’s joined the anti-war group. When Cullen is found murdered, the obvious suspect is Steve Donovan, but Sam has serious doubts about the man’s guilt. At least three people had reasons to murder Cullen, and Sam begins to suspect he’ll discover even more as his investigation heats up, in this dynamic new politically charged mystery novel by a veteran of the form.

Riders on the Storm

Author: Alastair McIntosh

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 1788852680

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 8876


A journey into science and spirituality to help us reconnect with soil, soul, and society from “one of the world’s leading environmental campaigners” (BBC TV). Climate change is the greatest challenge to humankind today. While the coronavirus sheds a light on the vulnerability of our interconnected world, the effects of global warming will be permanent, indeed catastrophic, without a massive shift in human behavior. Writer, scholar and broadcaster Alastair McIntosh sums up the present knowledge and shows that conventional solutions are not enough. In rejecting the blind alleys of climate change denial, exaggeration and false optimism, he offers a scintillating discussion of ways forward. Weaving together science, politics, psychology and spirituality, this guide examines what it takes to make us riders on the storm. “A climate primer for our times.” —Michael E. Mann, author of The New Climate War “A profusion of ideas, insight, honesty and wit.” —The Herald “Imbued with the deepest hope for a better world.” —Sir Jonathon Porritt, author of Hope in Hell “Solid on the science yet dedicated to the human spirit.” —Professor Katharine Hayhoe, Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

Riders on the Storm

Author: John Densmore

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307429024

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 9697


“This book is the real story.”—Robby Krieger “[John] Densmore's is the first Doors biography that feels like it was written for the right reasons, and it is easily the most informed account of the Doors' brief but brilliant life as a group. . . . Densmore is a fluent, articulate writer who both comprehends the Doors' unearthly power and is on familiar terms with their antecdedents in literature, theater, and myth.”—Rolling Stone “Well-written and touching . . . tells it all and tells it honestly.”—The New York Times Book Review “John Densmore's Riders of the Storm is as good an account of the history of the Doors as has been printed to date.”—USA Today “Riders on the Storm is very enjoyable, especially its homespun and self-experienced insights. John Densmore is a survivor and a seeker.”—Oliver Stone

1992 American Alpine Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781933056395

Category:

Page: N.A

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1000 Mal gehört - 1000 Mal fast nix kapiert

Author: Fritz Gruber

Publisher: Quinto

ISBN: 3898359212

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 8542


Fasziniert stellen wir fest, dass die Songs unserer Jugend wie Lesezeichen und blitzende Überschriften in der Chronik unserer persönlichen Geschichte wirken. Songs, deren Stimmung und Texte unser Lebensgefühl manchmal besser ausdrückten, als wir selbst es je gekonnt hätten. Songs, von denen wir uns verstanden fühlten; Songs, die wir verstanden! Wirklich? Diese wilde Mischung aus englischen und amerikanischen Jugendslangs, anspruchsvollen Lyrikstücken, Insiderbegriffen aus der Sex- und Drogenszene, Anspielungen auf soziales, zeitgenössisches oder historisches Geschehen – war sie für uns damals überhaupt völlig zu entschlüsseln? Kaum möglich. Dieses Buch ist eine wahre Fundgrube zum richtigen sprachlichen und inhaltlichen Verständnis von mehr als 300 legendären Pop-, Folk- und Rocksongs der 60er- und 70er Jahre. Berücksichtigt wurden sowohl Songs, die es in diesen Jahren bis weit nach oben in die Charts schafften, ebenso wie Folk- und Rocksongs, die auch ohne großen Charts-Erfolg zu Legenden ihrer Musik-Ära wurden. Wenn in diesem Buch Titel wie "Imagine" oder "Yesterday" nicht erwähnt werden, dann liegt das ausschließlich daran, dass diese wunderbaren Lieder gar keine erklärungsbedürftigen Textpassagen aufweisen.

Listen to Classic Rock! Exploring a Musical Genre

Author: Melissa Ursula Dawn Goldsmith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440865795

Category: Music

Page: 263

View: 6139


Listen to Classic Rock! Exploring a Musical Genre provides an overview of this diverse and complex musical genre for scholars of classic rock and curious novices alike, with a focus on 50 must-hear musicians, songwriters, bands, and albums. • Explains classic rock composition and songwriting techniques as well as studio production values • Considers the vast array of classic rock styles as well the diversity of artists who recorded classic rock • Includes often overlooked contributors to classic rock such as Jim Croce, Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, and The Ventures as well as overlooked subgenres such as soft rock • Covers rock and roll's precursors that helped give rise to classic rock as well as how classic rock has continued as a popular music genre from the late 1970s into the present • Offers historical context of the development of classic rock, discussing its lasting impact on popular culture and its legacy

Selected Climbs in North Carolina

Author: Yon Lambert,Harrison Shull

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898868555

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 326

View: 739


* Packed with 450 of the coolest climbs in 10 of the hottest climbing areas in North Carolina* Nail-biting action photos from professional climbing photographer Harrison Shull* Individual route descriptions feature 1st ascent background and more detail about the climbs* 1st totally new guide to N. Carolina since 1992. It is the first time that the climbing areas Rumbling Bald and Big Green have appeared in the same guide. It also includes new areas such as the North Face of WhitesideMountain, Chockstone Chimney Wall in Linville Gorge and Middle Hawksbill.* Each chapter includes a separate history section and detailed directions* N. Carolina also has some of the best bouldering areas in the SoutheastDon't think of North Carolina for a climbing destination? Think again. Located in the southern Appalachians, intimidating granite domes, steep quartzite walls, and a variety of terrain offering short and long climbs will whet the appetites of beginning to more advanced climbers.The 10 climbing areas are organized into three geographical regions: Piedmont including Moore's Wall; Stone Mountain; Crowders Mountain; the Northern Blue Ridge covering the infamous Linville Gorge-often referred to as the Grand Canyon of North Carolina; Ship Rock; and the Southern Blue Ridge with Looking Glass, Rumbling Bald, Cedar Rock, Big Green, and Whiteside Mountain.

Sixties Rock

Author: Michael Hicks

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252069154

Category: Music

Page: 162

View: 7471


Traces "garage" and "psychedelic" rock from the 50's through the sixties, unfolds the history and the sonic structures of some of rock's core repertoire

Armor

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mechanization, Military

Page: N.A

View: 3720


Jayhawk!

Author: Stephen Alan Bourque

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Government publications

Page: 514

View: 6617