U2 by U2

Author: U2,Neil McCormick

Publisher: It Books

ISBN: 9780061903854

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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In 1975, four teenagers from Mount Temple School in Dublin gathered in a crowded kitchen to discuss forming a band. More than thirty years later, Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr are still together, bound by intense loyalty, passionate idealism, and a relentless belief in the power of rock and roll to change the world. In an epic journey that has taken the band from the clubs of Dublin to the stadiums of the world, U2 has sold more than 130 million albums, revolutionized live performance, spearheaded political campaigns, and made music that defines the age in which we live. Told with wit, insight, and astonishing candor by the band members themselves and manager Paul McGuinness, with pictures from their own archives, U2 by U2 allows unprecedented access into the inner life of the greatest rock band of our times.

U2’s The Joshua Tree

Author: Bradley Morgan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493061186

Category: Music

Page: 216

View: 5529

U2 planted the seeds for The Joshua Tree during an existential journey through America. As Irishmen in the 1970s, the band grew up with the belief that America was a place of freedom and prosperity, a symbol of hope and a refuge for all people. However, global politics of the 1980s undermined that impression and fostered hypocritical policies that manipulated Americans and devastated people around the world. Originally conceived as "The Two Americas," The Joshua Tree was U2's critique of America. Rather than living up to the ideal that the country was "an idea that belongs to people who need it most," the band found that America sacrificed equality and justice for populism and fascism. This book explores the political, social, and cultural themes rooted in The Joshua Tree when it was originally released in 1987 and how those themes resonated as a response to the election of Donald Trump when U2 toured for the album's 30th anniversary. The author juxtaposes the band's existential journey through America with his own journey connecting with his Irish roots by becoming a citizen in the age of Trump and places U2's and The Joshua Tree's relevance in context with the current political climate.


Author: David Kootnikoff

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313365237

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 173

View: 3887

Presents the story of the Irish rock band, discussing their win in a local competition which secured their first recording contract, their commercial successes and tours, and the espousal of political and humanitarian causes by Bono, the lead singer.

The Frontman

Author: Harry Browne

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1781680825

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 193

View: 7596

Celebrity philanthropy comes in many guises, but no single figure better encapsulates its delusions, pretensions and wrongheadedness than U2’s iconic frontman, Bono—a fact neither sunglasses nor leather pants can hide. More than a mere philanthropist—indeed, he lags behind many of his peers when it comes to parting with his own money—Bono is better described as an advocate, one who has become an unwitting symbol of a complacent wealthy Western elite. The Frontman reveals how Bono moved his investments to Amsterdam to evade Irish taxes; his paternalistic and often bullying advocacy of neoliberal solutions in Africa; his multinational business interests; and his hobnobbing with Paul Wolfowitz and shock-doctrine economist Jeffrey Sachs. Carefully dissecting the rhetoric and actions of Bono the political operator, The Frontman shows him to be an ambassador for imperial exploitation, a man who has turned his attention to a world of savage injustice, inequality and exploitation—and helped make it worse.

A Textbook of B.Sc. Mathematics Abstract Algebra

Author: V. Venkateswara Rao, N. Krishnamurthy, B.V.S.S. Sarma S. Anjaneya Sastry, S. Ranganatham & R. Bharavi Sharma

Publisher: S. Chand Publishing

ISBN: 9352832507

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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A Textbook of B.Sc. Mathematics Abstract Algebra

Evangelical Christians and Popular Culture

Author: Robert Woods

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313386544

Category: Social Science

Page: 1098

View: 2900

This set looks at evangelical media and popular culture offerings, even delving into lesser-known forms of evangelical popular culture such as comic books, video games, and theme parks. Contributions are from authors who specialize in fields as diverse as history, theology, music, psychology, journalism, film and television studies, advertising, and public relations.

An Introduction to Turbulent Flow

Author: Jean Mathieu,Julian Scott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521775380

Category: Science

Page: 388

View: 2287

First published in 2000, this book provides the physical and mathematical framework necessary to understand turbulent flow.

Logistics Management and Optimization through Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Systems

Author: Ortiz Zezzatti, Carlos Alberto Ochoa

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466602988

Category: Computers

Page: 540

View: 6233

"This book offers the latest research within the field of HAIS, surveying the broad topics and collecting case studies, future directions, and cutting edge analyses, investigating biologically inspired algorithms such as ant colony optimization and particle swarm optimization"--

Mathematical Statistics with Applications

Author: Dennis Wackerly,William Mendenhall,Richard L. Scheaffer

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111798788

Category: Mathematics

Page: 944

View: 855

In their bestselling MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS WITH APPLICATIONS, premiere authors Dennis Wackerly, William Mendenhall, and Richard L. Scheaffer present a solid foundation in statistical theory while conveying the relevance and importance of the theory in solving practical problems in the real world. The authors' use of practical applications and excellent exercises helps students discover the nature of statistics and understand its essential role in scientific research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Graph-Theoretic Concepts in Computer Science

Author: Andreas Brandstädt,Klaus Jansen,Rüdiger Reischuk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642450431

Category: Computers

Page: 430

View: 7725

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 39th International Workshop on Graph Theoretic Concepts in Computer Science, WG 2013, held in Lübeck, Germany, in June 2013. The 34 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 61 submissions. The book also includes two abstracts. The papers cover a wide range of topics in graph theory related to computer science, such as structural graph theory with algorithmic or complexity applications; design and analysis of sequential, parallel, randomized, parameterized and distributed graph and network algorithms; computational complexity of graph and network problems; computational geometry; graph grammars, graph rewriting systems and graph modeling; graph drawing and layouts; random graphs and models of the web and scale-free networks; and support of these concepts by suitable implementations and applications.