Set the Boy Free

Author: Johnny Marr

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473519551

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 6781


The Sunday Times Bestseller and Winner of the NME Best Book Award 2017 Few groups have had a bigger impact than The Smiths and few musicians are as celebrated as Johnny Marr. He is an icon who defined an era and influenced a generation of guitarists. His signature sound was crucial to the Smiths success, but tensions within the band led to his departure in 1987 and the end of the group after just four albums. He was twenty-three years old. Since then, Marr hasn’t stopped pushing the boundaries of music. He joined The Pretenders, The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs and has collaborated with Hans Zimmer. Here, for the first time, he tells his own side of the story. Honest, witty, and moving, Set the Boy Free is the true history of music – told by one of its very own legends. 'I saw Johnny Marr live in person, with The Smiths. He was light on his feet; like quicksilver. He caused the band to swing like crazy. And he smoked his cigarette like a star. I've been influenced ever since.' Iggy Pop

Set the Boy Free

Author: Johnny Marr

Publisher: Dey Street Books

ISBN: 9780062438690

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4908


The long-awaited memoir from the legendary guitarist and cofounder of the seminal British band The Smiths. An artist who helped define a period in popular culture, Johnny Marr tells his story in a memoir as vivid and arresting as his music. The Smiths, the band with the signature sound he cofounded, remains one of the most beloved bands ever, and have a profound influence on a number of acts that followed—from the Stone Roses, Suede, Blur, and Radiohead to Oasis, The Libertines, and Arctic Monkeys. Marr recalls his childhood growing up in the northern working-class city of Manchester, in a house filled with music. He takes us back to the summer of 1982 when, at eighteen, he sought out one Stephen Morrissey to form a new band they called The Smiths. Marr invites fans on stage, on the road, and in the studio for the five years The Smiths were together and how after a rapid ascent, the working-class teenage rock star enjoyed and battled with the perks of success until ideological differences, combined with his much publicized strained relationships with fellow band mates, caused him to leave in 1987. Marr’s “escape” as he calls it, ensured the beginning of the end for one of the most influential groups of a generation. But The Smiths’ end was only the beginning for Marr. The bona-fide guitar hero continues to experiment and evolve in his solo career to this day, playing with Paul McCartney, Pretenders, Modest Mouse, Oasis and collaborating today’s most creative and renowned artists. Rising above and beyond the personal struggles and bitter feuds, Marr delivers the story of his music and his band, sharing the real insights of a man who has made music his life, and finally giving fans what they’ve truly been waiting for.

The Seer Collection: The Choosing / The Calling / The Returning

Author: Rachelle Dekker

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1496424115

Category: Fiction

Page: 1344

View: 4610


This Collection combines three of Rachelle Deckker’s Dystopian novels into one volume for a great value! The Choosing: 2016 Christy Award Winner! (Young Adult category) / 2016 Christy Award Finalist (First novel category) Like all citizens since the Ruining, Carrington Hale knows the importance of this day. But she never expected the moment she’d spent a lifetime preparing for—her Choosing ceremony—to end in disaster. Ripped from her family, she’ll spend her days serving as a Lint, the lowest level of society. She knows it’s her duty to follow the true way of the Authority. But as Carrington begins this nightmare, rumors of rebellion rattle her beliefs. Though the whispers contradict everything she’s been told, they resonate deep within. Then Carrington is offered an unprecedented chance at the life she’s always dreamed of, yet she can’t shake the feeling that it may be an illusion. With a killer targeting Lints and corruption threatening the highest levels of the Authority, Carrington must uncover the truth before it destroys her. The Calling: Remko Brant had never been so sure of anything as escaping the Authority City with Carrington Hale. But bravado comes easy when you have nothing to lose. Now a husband, father, and the tactical leader of the Seers, Remko has never had so much at risk. As he and his team execute increasingly dangerous rescue missions inside the city, they face growing peril from a new enemy. Recently appointed Authority President Damien Gold claims to be guiding a city shaken by rebellion into a peaceful, harmonious future. But appearances can be deceiving. In order to achieve his dangerous ambitions, Gold knows he must do more than catch the rebels—he must destroy the hope their message represents . . . from the inside out. With dissension in his own camp—and the CityWatch soldiers closing in—Remko feels control slipping through his fingers. To protect those he loves, he must conquer his fears and defeat Gold . . . before one of them becomes his undoing. The Returning: Twenty years have passed since Carrington and Remko Brant’s baby, Elise, was kidnapped and they were forced to leave her captive in the Authority City. Though they fled with the Seers far from Authority reach, they’ve never given up hope of rescuing their daughter from the man who betrayed them. Now Authority President, he’s ushered the city into a new era of “peace”—one where the Scientist Roth Reynard’s Genesis Serum has eradicated all memory of emotion or rebellion. But the mysterious Aaron and his Seers are once again on the move, threatening the illusion the Authority has worked so hard to build. As the Seers send seven chosen warriors to rescue Elise and bring restoration to the Authority City, the lines are drawn for a final battle between light and darkness. The key to ultimate victory may rest within the strangely powerful girl who has felt forgotten but was never abandoned—a truth she’ll need to wage war against the powerful forces of evil.

Set Free by the Bad Boy

Author: Evelyn Glass

Publisher: E-Book Publishing World Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1560


Set Free by the Bad Boy is book 6 of The Billionaire's Touch series. Parts 1-9 are available everywhere now! Book 1: Bad Boy in a Suit Book 2: Bad Boy in the Dark Book 3: Bad Boy in Control Book 4: Tied Up by the Bad Boy Book 5: Pinned Down by the Bad Boy Book 6: Set Free by the Bad Boy Book 7: Bound to the Bad Boy Book 8: Bent for the Bad Boy Book 9: Given to the Bad Boy Both Zoey and Alex’s world has been shattered—the illusion of safety and invulnerability gone. Ever since she entered into Alex’s world, Zoey had always known that things could never be the same as before. But she never expected it to come to this, never expected that she would become the pillar of normalcy in a world hell-bent on going mad, and never expected that she would be the lone person holding everything together. She has come too far, knows too much, and has long passed the point of no return in unraveling the secrets of the Blankenship family. But she also knows that once she’s accepted the fact that there is no turning back, then she’s in it with Alex 100%. No matter what else may follow.

On the Outskirts of Heaven

Author: Pep Torres

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1982206934

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 186

View: 8547


More than twenty years ago, Pep Torres was involved in a catastrophic auto accident in which his heart stopped. He found himself on the outskirts of the afterlife, in a strange limbo he called the Boulevard of the Dead. On the Outskirts of Heaven is the story of Torres’s remarkable and redemptive near-death journey and his purpose-driven return to the land of the living. It is an epic tale of soul retrieval and of rediscovering our purpose in life. Most importantly, On the Outskirts of Heaven touches upon a shocking revelation: that all of mankind is mesmerized by a matrix-like illusion that enslaves us all. But there is hope in the end that by answering our calling and pursuing our dreams, we can free ourselves from this illusion and become closer to God.

Folk Stories from the Indian Sub-Continent

Author: W. Vivian De Thabrew

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504988736

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 6322


In this small volume the author has selected and adapted folk stories from the rich folk heritage of various parts of the Indian subcontinent, especially India. These moral fables feature kings, princesses, farmers, peasants, the foolish and the wise, as well as animals and birds, who, as in all the best folk tales, can talk. Wicked stepmothers and wily cheats get their comeuppance, while more innocent characters tend to learn their lesson in wisdom or receive their reward. These thought-provoking, simple stories will give pleasure to young and old.

The Great Physician

Author: G. Campbell Morgan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 172522741X

Category: Religion

Page: 410

View: 1458


"Or Lord referred to his work as that of the Physician . . . Healing all manner of disease applies to the spiritual as well as the mental and physical . . . our business is of bringing the sin-sick face to face with the One Healer. To do this demands some knowledge of His Methods and these are most radiantly revealed in the records of His early ministry." --From the Foreword

The Boy Scouts MEGAPACK ®

Author: Herbert Carter

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 147940845X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1933

View: 2955


The Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910 and has grown to be one of the largest youth organizations in the world, with 2.7 million members. Scouts of various types have been a standard feature of young adult literature for generations -- but one of the earliest kicked off in 1913. The "Boy Scouts" series by "Herbert Carter" (a pseudonym for author St. George Rathborne, who wrote the whole series with the exception of volume 9) ran for 12 volumes. It follows scouts through adventures with their local troop and then for the last few volumes embroils them in World War I action. Included are: THE BOY SCOUTS FIRST CAMP FIRE THE BOY SCOUTS ON THE BLUE RIDGE THE BOY SCOUTS ON THE TRAIL THE BOY SCOUTS IN THE MAINE WOODS THE BOY SCOUTS THROUGH THE BIG TIMBER THE BOY SCOUTS IN THE ROCKIES THE BOY SCOUTS ON STURGEON ISLAND THE BOY SCOUTS DOWN IN DIXIE THE BOY SCOUTS AT THE BATTLE OF SARATOGA THE BOY SCOUTS ALONG THE SUSQUEHANNA THE BOY SCOUTS ON WAR TRAILS IN BELGIUM THE BOY SCOUTS AFOOT IN FRANCE If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the more than 180 other entries in the series, covering science fiction, modern authors, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more!

Kismet in the Sand

Author: Shafik Benjamin

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460215850

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4087


In Pre-Islamic Arabia, newborn female babies are buried alive in the desert, a custom practiced to avoid a possible future shame on the men in their families. Amir Shams stumbles upon an infant being pulled from the sand by a mysterious man and woman. Suspicious, Shams follows them and in a twist of events, finds himself the adoptive father of six girls. One is the abandoned daughter of the King of Arbad and a palace slave girl. This is the story of King Basheer and his love for his lost daughter, Kismet. The story begins with the violent raid of a small tribe by the monstrous Elkot raiders, leaving only one young girl, Absa, in its wake, mute from the tragedies she has witnessed. While walking through the desert Absa is rescued and taken in by Prince Shams and his wife Maya. Consequently, the couple begins to rescue baby girls from death, including Kismet, the daughter of King Basheer of Arbad, who lost his child to a palace scandal involving his beloved slave Jasmin. In the hands of Prince Shams and Maya, the girls grow up into strong empowered women who seize their destiny through skill and commitment. As they mature, they excel in combat and don beards as a disguise when ridding the desert of vicious gangs in their military force of over 400 warriors. Kasem (i.e. Kismet disguised during battle as the leader of the female army) isn't recognized when she and the girls go up against some city dwellers and the tribe of Beni Zedan. Kismet finds that the Chief of Beni Zedan is none other than her uncle who attempted the life of her half-brother, Amir Badr, the son of King Basheer, in order to avenge the death of both her and her mother, Jasmin. Follow the pages of Kismet In The Sand and discover the tragic love of King Basheer and his lost daughter, Kismet, and to journey with girls of Shams as they fight for their future, uncovering their identity in a tale of love, loss and destiny.