Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun
Author: John Doe,Tom DeSavia
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN 10: 0306824094
ISBN 13: 9780306824098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under the Big Black Sun Book Review:

Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. John Doe of the legendary band X and co-author Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary West Coast scene from 1977-1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there. The book shares chapter-length tales from the authors along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene. Through interstitial commentary, John Doe "narrates" this journey through the land of film noir sunshine, Hollywood back alleys, and suburban sprawl. Illustrated with 50 rare photos, this is the story of the art that was born under the big black sun.

Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun
Author: Paul Schimmel
Publsiher: Prestel Pub
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9783791351391
ISBN 13: 3791351397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under the Big Black Sun Book Review:

Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Oct. 3, 2011-Feb. 13, 2012.

More Fun in the New World

More Fun in the New World
Author: John Doe,Tom DeSavia
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 0306922118
ISBN 13: 9780306922114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Fun in the New World Book Review:

Sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun, continuing the up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene, with 50 rare photos Picking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 to 1987, covering the dizzying pinnacle of L.A.'s punk rock movement as its stars took to the national -- and often international -- stage. Detailing the eventual splintering of punk into various sub-genres, the second volume of John Doe and Tom DeSavia's west coast punk history portrays the rich cultural diversity of the movement and its characters, the legacy of the scene, how it affected other art forms, and ultimately influenced mainstream pop culture. The book also pays tribute to many of the fallen soldiers of punk rock, the pioneers who left the world much too early but whose influence hasn't faded. As with Under the Big Black Sun, the book features stories of triumph, failure, stardom, addiction, recovery, and loss as told by the people who were influential in the scene, with a cohesive narrative from authors Doe and DeSavia. Along with many returning voices, More Fun in the New World weaves in the perspectives of musicians Henry Rollins, Fishbone, Billy Zoom, Mike Ness, Jane Weidlin, Keith Morris, Dave Alvin, Louis Pérez, Charlotte Caffey, Peter Case, Chip Kinman, Maria McKee, and Jack Grisham, among others. And renowned artist/illustrator Shepard Fairey, filmmaker Allison Anders, actor Tim Robbins, and pro-skater Tony Hawk each contribute chapters on punk's indelible influence on the artistic spirit. In addition to stories of success, the book also offers a cautionary tale of an art movement that directly inspired commercially diverse acts such as Green Day, Rancid, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, and Neko Case. Readers will find themselves rooting for the purists of punk juxtaposed with the MTV-dominating rock superstars of the time who flaunted a "born to do this, it couldn't be easier" attitude that continued to fuel the flames of new music. More Fun in the New World follows the progression of the first decade of L.A. punk, its conclusion, and its cultural rebirth.

Black Sun

Black Sun
Author: Rebecca Roanhorse
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 153443769X
ISBN 13: 9781534437692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Sun Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic. A god will return When the earth and sky converge Under the black sun In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain. Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade.

Black Sun

Black Sun
Author: Owen Matthews
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 0525436111
ISBN 13: 9780525436119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Sun Book Review:

A thrilling debut set at the height--and in the heart--of Soviet power, with intricately plotted machinations, secrets and surveillance, corrupt politicos and puppet masters in the Politburo, and one devastating weapon. It is the dawn of the 1960s. In order to investigate the gruesome death of a brilliant young physicist, KGB officer Major Alexander Vasin must leave Moscow for Arzamas-16, a top secret research city that does not appear on any map. There he comes up against the brightest, most cutthroat brain trust in Russia who, on the orders of Nikita Khrushchev himself, are building a nuclear weapon with 3,800 times the destructive potential of the Hiroshima bomb. RDS-220 is a project of such vital national importance that, unlike everyone else in the Soviet Union, the scientists of Arzamas-16 are free to think and act, live and love as they wish, so long as they complete the project and prove to their capitalist enemies that the USSR now commands the heights of nuclear supremacy.

Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2010-10-29
ISBN 10: 9780307373540
ISBN 13: 0307373541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Half of a Yellow Sun Book Review:

With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book World as the “21st century daughter” of Chinua Achebe. Now, in her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s. With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo’s beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher, is running away from her parents’ world of wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their father’s business; and Kainene’s English lover, Richard, forms a bridge between their two worlds. As we follow these intertwined lives through a military coup, the Biafran secession and the subsequent war, Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise, and intimately, the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place. Epic, ambitious and triumphantly realized, Half of a Yellow Sun is a more powerful, dramatic and intensely emotional picture of modern Africa than any we have had before. From the Hardcover edition.

Dark Sun

Dark Sun
Author: Richard Rhodes
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2012-09-18
ISBN 10: 143912647X
ISBN 13: 9781439126479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Sun Book Review:

Here, for the first time, in a brilliant, panoramic portrait by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, is the definitive, often shocking story of the politics and the science behind the development of the hydrogen bomb and the birth of the Cold War. Based on secret files in the United States and the former Soviet Union, this monumental work of history discloses how and why the United States decided to create the bomb that would dominate world politics for more than forty years.

The Black Sun

The Black Sun
Author: Stanton Marlan
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-05-08
ISBN 10: 160344078X
ISBN 13: 9781603440783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Sun Book Review:

Also available in an open-access, full-text edition at http://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/86080 The black sun, an ages-old image of the darkness in individual lives and in life itself, has not been treated hospitably in the modern world. Modern psychology has seen darkness primarily as a negative force, something to move through and beyond, but it actually has an intrinsic importance to the human psyche. In this book, Jungian analyst Stanton Marlan reexamines the paradoxical image of the black sun and the meaning of darkness in Western culture. In the image of the black sun, Marlan finds the hint of a darkness that shines. He draws upon his clinical experiences—and on a wide range of literature and art, including Goethe’s Faust, Dante’s Inferno, the black art of Rothko and Reinhardt—to explore the influence of light and shadow on the fundamental structures of modern thought as well as the contemporary practice of analysis. He shows that the black sun accompanies not only the most negative of psychic experiences but also the most sublime, resonating with the mystical experience of negative theology, the Kabbalah, the Buddhist notions of the void, and the black light of the Sufi Mystics. An important contribution to the understanding of alchemical psychology, this book draws on a postmodern sensibility to develop an original understanding of the black sun. It offers insight into modernity, the act of imagination, and the work of analysis in understanding depression, trauma, and transformation of the soul. Marlan’s original reflections help us to explore the unknown darkness conventionally called the Self. The image of Kali appearing in the color insert following page 44 is © Maitreya Bowen, reproduced with her permission,maitreyabowen@yahoo.com.

Trouble Boys

Trouble Boys
Author: Bob Mehr
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 0306822032
ISBN 13: 9780306822032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trouble Boys Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Based on a decade of research and reporting--as well as access to the Replacements' key principals, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson--author Bob Mehr has fashioned something far more compelling than a conventional band bio. Trouble Boys is a deeply intimate portrait, revealing the primal factors and forces that shaped one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive rock 'n' roll bands of all time. Beginning with riveting revelations about the Replacements' troubled early years, Trouble Boys follows the group as they rise within the early '80s American underground. It uncovers the darker truths behind the band's legendary drinking, showing how their addictions first came to define them, and then nearly destroyed them. A roaring road adventure, a heartrending family drama, and a cautionary showbiz tale, Trouble Boys has deservedly been hailed as an instant classic of rock lit.

A Spinner in the Sun

A Spinner in the Sun
Author: Myrtle Reed
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: EAN:4057664570994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Spinner in the Sun Book Review:

"A Spinner in the Sun" by Myrtle Reed. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

evil under the sun

evil under the sun
Author: agatha christie
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1967
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Empire Strikes Black

The Empire Strikes Black
Author: Anthony Defiore
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 9781533636560
ISBN 13: 1533636567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Empire Strikes Black Book Review:

City Council President Joseph Coolman was pisst. His eyes were filled with vinegar, bile, rage you name it! I mean hotter than Marge Tartaglione on a bad day... "I promise you on the grave of my father that I will destroy that son of bitch!" scowled Joe Coolman as he sipped his Hennessy. He was sitting in the dark of his City Council President Office firmly affixed in his big leather chair. He slowly rocked back and forth. He was like a cobra. Ready to pounce. Maybe like a panther. But not moving too quickly. This one would take a little time. "Big Blarney my ass," he spoke to himself. And a patient man he was.... NOT A HAPPY BREAKFAST Democratic Party Unity Breakfast, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bellevue Stratford Hotel. No matter how bad the political war or election, primary or general, the eggs get scrambled together into an omelet. They meet the day after the election to make peace. To unify. To continue to solidify the dominant political party again no matter what. Philly is a Democrat town. No ifs, ands, or cannolis about it. With a 7 to 1 voter registration advantage in the fifth largest city in the country (No, Philly didn't drop to lower than 6th or 7th nationally except maybe in the National League East). In terms of voter advantage, not even Frank Rizzo could switch over that Democrat number to Republican. Not even half would do it for the Bambino these days. With a voter lead like that, Johnny Bouchee and The Democratic Party of Philadelphia County / City of Philadelphia had "fuck you votes." He didn't need shit from anybody to win a general election by 4 or 5 to one in November even if the roof fell in or Rizzo appeared in the clouds over Boathouse Row. But this past primary created a lot of bad blood. A lot. The cuts went deep, and the screwing was of blarney and booze. The good of it, for Johnny Bouchee, was The Irish retook the City politically. It had been a while. But Johnny and Bobby Eamon were sitting pretty these days. They were smirking a great deal as the sun glimmered in those Irish Eyes. But like I said, this one cut deep. There was gonna be a price to pay. This Democrat's Unity Breakfast needed a lot of salve and bandages to heal. Salve? They needed more than that! They needed morphine and transplant organs to heal this trauma. The road to recovery went through the heart of North Philadelphia. The reason for it was simple. The African American Political Hierarchy took more than a haircut as James Francis Malloy became the Democratic Nominee for Mayor of Philadelphia. In truth, they got scalped. And the blood was all over Johnny Bouchee's and Bobby Eamon's hands. It happened like this every primary election. It was lick the wounds day and make peace and give respect to the vanquished over cold eggs and scrapple. In fact, Johnny Bouchee had been doing this breakfast for decades... but not today. Today, the rift was a little too big to manage over a breakfast, and Johnny knew it. It was bloody and ugly. A bad cut above the eye. The Philly Democrats looked like Rocky Balboa's face.

Dreamlync

Dreamlync
Author: K. A. Black
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2015-11-08
ISBN 10: 9781537069050
ISBN 13: 1537069055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreamlync Book Review:

Welcome to LyncWorld! While you're sleeping you'll be able to create your own adventure with your friends. Visit over a hundred different locations and live the life you've always wanted. With our state-of-the-art system you'll also be able to change your eyes, hair, skin, and clothes easily. So lync in tonight and be who you want to be. In the year 2157, John lyncs into the LyncWorld every night where he can fight dragons, visit clubs, and party with mythological beings until he wakes up. He lives for his time asleep, as does everyone else. Until he can't. When a virus infects John and makes it so he can't lync in for six weeks he must learn how to relive a life long forgotten about. But, that's not the only thing he has to contend with.

Infiltrating Her Pack (Black Hills Wolves #20)

Infiltrating Her Pack (Black Hills Wolves #20)
Author: Dominique Eastwick
Publsiher: Decadent Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-05-28
ISBN 10: 1613338651
ISBN 13: 9781613338650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infiltrating Her Pack (Black Hills Wolves #20) Book Review:

The mysterious and intimidating lone wolf, Z, has returned to Los Lobos. Descended from a long line of gifted yet secretive shifters known as Infiltrators, his people are the spies of the shifting world, rarely seen and harder to track. Ripley Greystone has a big problem—her pack is Alpha-less and a local coyote band knows it. The safety of her pack rides on trusting Drew, the new Alpha of the Black Hills Wolves. But, admitting the reason for needing his help isn’t something she’s quite ready to do. Drew senses there’s more to Ripley’s request to join his pack than what she leads him to believe. There’s only one way to know for sure—send an Infiltrator to spy on Ripley and her pack. Forced to infiltrate her pack to discover the its hidden secrets and protect it from the coyotes determined to claim the she-wolves for themselves, Z finds more than he expects—all the while fighting the need to claim Ripley as his mate.

Power of Thinking Big

Power of Thinking Big
Author: Thomas Abreu
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2015-09-18
ISBN 10: 9781517400965
ISBN 13: 1517400961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power of Thinking Big Book Review:

Success is measured not by the size of your brain, but rather by the size of your thinking. This intrigues a lot of people, and if you observe how people behave, you will have a clear understanding of what success really means. Time and time again, history and experience have proved that the degree of our general satisfaction and happiness is dependent on how we think. There is magic in thinking big! Positive thinking helps accomplish so much in our life, but unfortunately not everyone thinks that way. We are all products of our thinking that goes within and around us. There is an environment around us that exerts all sorts of forces on your thinking; some will push you up the ladder while others will pull you down. We have been told many times that opportunities to lead are no longer there; hence we should be content with who we are without having positive aspirations on leadership. The petty environment surrounding us also has its own narrative concerning our lives. It constantly tells us that whatever is destined will eventually happen and we have no control over it. Leaving your fate in the hands of chance can potentially ruin your life and make you miserable. Therefore, before you start giving up your dreams of a finer home or giving a better life for your children, stand firm and resist resigning to fate. Do not lie down and wait to die. Success is worth every effort you expend, and every step you make pays a dividend. Even in an environment where competition is intense, you still can succeed as long as your thinking is in the positive quadrant of your mind frame. The basic concepts and principles that underlie the power of thinking big are drawn from the highest-pedigree sources and the finest thinking minds such as Emerson who said "Great men are those who see that thoughts rule the world." Milton who wrote in his book Paradise Lost, "The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven." Shakespeare made an interesting observation about thinking which he summarized and said "There is nothing either good or bad except that thinking makes it so." Proof is everywhere that thinking big indeed works. When you look at the lives of people who you consider as big thinkers, you will be amazed at their winning success, happiness and achievements. This book will show you proven strategies from different life situations that will turn your life around.

2500 Common English Idioms

2500 Common English Idioms
Author: James Life
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2016-12-02
ISBN 10: 9781540759801
ISBN 13: 1540759806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2500 Common English Idioms Book Review:

2500 Common English Idioms: Probably the most difficult word groups to understand are those that are idiomatic. Idioms are confusing to the learner because the meaning of the individual words will often be familiar to them but the meaning of these words in combination is not as clear. There are an extensive number of idioms in the English language and it would be impractical for a non-native speaker to seriously consider learning them all. In this book you will find the more basic and common idioms used in general English (over 2500 examples given). Each entry has a brief description, an example showing how the idiom may be applied, and related expressions. Please note: This is a black and white print edition

The Book Thief

The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN 10: 1784162124
ISBN 13: 9781784162122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Thief Book Review:

The 10th-anniversary edition of the No. 1 international bestseller and modern classic beloved by millions of readers HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH The 10th-anniversary edition features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author's writing notebook.

When the Sun Shines Bright

When the Sun Shines Bright
Author: Jerry D. Young
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2015-04-10
ISBN 10: 9780692427668
ISBN 13: 069242766X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Sun Shines Bright Book Review:

Jerry D Young was born at home, in Senath, Missouri July 3, 1953. At age 5 the family rented a small farm house on an active farm 40 miles southwest of St. Louis. While the family weren't farmers, they lived something of a homestead type life, raising a milk cow, sometimes two, and calves, a pig or two, chickens, and the occasional goat. Along with the stock, a large garden helped to feed Jerry's three brothers and two sisters for several years. Fishing and hunting contributed to the pantry, as did foraging the wild edibles on the property. At the age of 14, the family, minus a brother and two sisters that were now adults and on their own, moved back to Senath. Having been encouraged from an early age to read, Jerry was a regular patron of the Senath Branch Library. A love of a good story was born within him, and shortly before graduating high school, for a lack of stories that he liked at the library, he began to write short vignettes, and started taking notes for stories that he wanted to tell. Well, a full life interceded, and the writing didn't resume for several years. But while working a job with a much free time, and the then newfangled home computer, Jerry began to write in earnest. With the occasional gap in the process, Jerry continued to research and write, never believing he could ever be published. But when he turned 50, he wanted a change in his life, left the job he was doing and began focusing on his writing. When he became ill, the writing stopped, but not the inspiration. When he started writing again, in 2004, after getting the medical problems under control, he began to read some on-line stories dealing with emergency preparedness, one of his other loves. The die was cast. Now with over a hundred of the vignettes and short stories about how to survive disasters written, along with his other novels, Jerry decided to go for broke, adding one of his previous works every few days to his list of stories now available, Jerry continues to write, both the Prep/PAW stories, as well as action adventure with a little romance type stories that first got him started.

In Search of Jolie Blon

In Search of Jolie Blon
Author: Bill Black
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2017-05-26
ISBN 10: 9781544874814
ISBN 13: 1544874812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of Jolie Blon Book Review:

Bill Black illustrates what happens when you live by the stories from songs listed on old jukeboxes found in the types of places your mother warned you about, religions moralize against, politicians hit for donations and everyone else says, "Damn, I wish I could have been there!" The poem stories explore the murky boundaries of meanings of morality, ethics and legality, of shadow realms between the world of known science and almost forgotten myths. He taps into chords almost 4000 years old and as recent as yesterday afternoon. Is it a realm of venal and deadly sins? Well, maybe, but only if done correctly. Snowflakes beware! You will be offended and maybe melted. The title of the book is derived from a Cajun song about a now departed girlfriend. It has been sung and recorded by singers across most of the US. The book provides a variety of answers to what could happen to the Jolie Blons we encounter.

Black Fury

Black Fury
Author: Charlton Group
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2017-03-25
ISBN 10: 9781544900438
ISBN 13: 1544900430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Fury Book Review:

Black Fury ----- known as the Wonder Horse - roamed the west, and his story was told in a terrific 1950's comic series. Over time Black Fury experienced adventure, saved lives, found and lost friends, and even raised a family. The Charlton comic featured artwork by Dick Giordano and Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio and lasted 58 issues. Escamilla Comics are reproduced from actual classic comics, and sometimes reflect the imperfection of books that are decades old.