When I Left Home

Author: Buddy Guy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0306821079

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 8070


According to Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and the late Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy is the greatest blues guitarist of all time. An enormous influence on these musicians as well as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck, he is the living embodiment of Chicago blues. Guy's epic story stands at the absolute nexus of modern blues. He came to Chicago from rural Louisiana in the fifties—the very moment when urban blues were electrifying our culture. He was a regular session player at Chess Records. Willie Dixon was his mentor. He was a sideman in the bands of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. He and Junior Wells formed a band of their own. In the sixties, he became a recording star in his own right. When I Left Home tells Guy's picaresque story in his own unique voice, that of a storyteller who remembers everything, including blues masters in their prime and the exploding, evolving culture of music that happened all around him.

When We Left Cuba

Author: Chanel Cleeton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451490878

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7146


Instant New York Times bestseller! In 1960s Florida, a young Cuban exile will risk her life—and heart—to take back her country in this exhilarating historical novel from the author of The Last Train to Key West and Next Year in Havana, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick. Beautiful. Daring. Deadly. The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez—her family, her people, her country. Recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro's inner circle and pulled into the dangerous world of espionage, Beatriz is consumed by her quest for revenge and her desire to reclaim the life she lost. As the Cold War swells like a hurricane over the shores of the Florida Strait, Beatriz is caught between the clash of Cuban American politics and the perils of a forbidden affair with a powerful man driven by ambitions of his own. When the ever-changing tides of history threaten everything she has fought for, she must make a choice between her past and future—but the wrong move could cost Beatriz everything—not just the island she loves, but also the man who has stolen her heart...

I Left It on the Mountain

Author: Kevin Sessums

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250023173

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5937


On his 53rd birthday, Kevin Sessums woke up in his L.A. hotel room wondering how he would get through his scheduled interview with Hugh Jackman. For years he had interviewed the bright lights: Madonna, Courtney Love, Jessica Lange, and all the other usual suspects; but, Kevin knew that his rapidly unraveling life was as shallow as the hotel's hip furniture and he was hanging on by his fingertips. In I Left It on the Mountain, Sessums chronicles his early days in NY as an actor, his years working for Andy Warhol at Interview and Tina Brown at Vanity Fair, countless nights of anonymous sex, his HIV Positive diagnosis and his descent into addiction. It's also the chronicle of one man's spiritual redemption found while climbing to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostelo and trudging across the cold, lonely winter beaches of Provincetown. Peopled with the famous like Daniel Radcliffe and Diane Sawyer as well as anonymous companions corporeal and otherwise whom he met while mountain climbing and hiking, I Left It on the Mountain is the story of one man's fall and rebirth, the next moving chapter in Kevin Sessums' extraordinary life that takes him from the high to the low and back again. For readers who loved Mississippi Sissy and want to know what happened to that tenacious little boy with the baseball mitt, I Left It On the Mountain is the sometimes very dark, but ultimately hopeful answer.

Small-Town Slayings in South Carolina

Author: Rita Y. Shuler

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614232881

Category: History

Page: 163

View: 3964


A former forensic photographer and author of Murder in the Midlands chronicles horrific killings that struck at the heart of the Palmetto State. Ax assault, kidnapping, brutal murder: how could these things happen in a small town? Although regional crimes hardly ever make it to the national circuit, they will always remain with the families and communities of the victims and a part of the area’s history. After working with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division as special agent/forensic photographer for twenty-four years, Rita Shuler has a passion for remembering the victims. In Small-town Slayings, Shuler takes us back in time, showing differences and similarities of crime solving in the past and present and some surprising twists of court proceedings, verdicts, and sentences. From an unsolved case that has haunted her for thirty years to a cold case that was solved after fifteen years by advanced DNA technology, Shuler blends her own memories with extensive research, resulting in a fast-paced, factual, and fascinating look at crime in South Carolina. Includes photos!

House Documents

Author: USA House of Representatives

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Senate Documents

Author: United States Senate

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Recipe for a Happy Life

Author: John C. Zappia

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 1478759690

Category: Fiction

Page: 145

View: 483


RECIPE FOR A HAPPY LIFE is a collection of compelling short stories which will evoke emotions to make you laugh, cry or think. Stories which reflect life’s realities, fantasies and fiction. See how balancing these emotions creates comfort and happiness in your life. Stories of those special moments in a person’s life which anyone can easily relate to. A book that can be read at any point (beginning, middle, end) and still be enjoyable. An easy readable book that will remind you of all those unforgettable times in life.

Incorporating the Familiar

Author: Susan Gay Drummond

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773516717

Category: Culture conflict

Page: 189

View: 4020


Drummond (law, McGill U.) focuses on the delivery of justice in Inuit communities in northern Quebec in order to investigate the complexities and contradictions of accommodation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal legal systems. She argues that the conflicts project an incommensurability between underlying cultural codes, and reflects on intercultural history, concepts of identity and belonging, and communication across cultures and genders. Canadian card order number: C97-900716-x. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR