Catch A Fire: The Life Of Bob Marley

Author: Timothy White

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857121367

Category: Music

Page: 556

View: 9063

Bob Marley was the undisputed sovereign of reggae music and a revolutionary soul-prophet whose music continues to have a major impact on people of throughout the world. Catch A Fire chronicles Bob Marley's life and career, as well as the zeitgeist that shaped his spiritual and political beliefs. Presented here is not simply the journey Bob Marley undertook himself, but also the societal frameworks he railed against, the philosophy he espoused and fascinating insider-information on the intrigues of the reggae music business. Written by Timothy White, fully revised and expanded, this 2006 edition of Catch A Fire paints a rich tapestry of the triumph and tragedy surrounding one of the most important and influential figures of the 20th century. “There isn’t another book that gives as full and accurate a portrait of reggae culture. This is a biography no serious pop fan should be without.” —J. D. Considine, The Baltimore Sun “The strange island of Jamaica with its obeah spells, cosmic coincidences, and tragic fatalism is rendered with a gifted, accurate touch that recalls the best of García Marquez.” —Chris Salewicz, The Face “Aloof, cagey, proud, funny, Marley has been made human in this book. He’s no longer just a fierce-eyed legend who died too soon.… One of the most vivid portraits of a pop artist ever written.” —Ken Tucker, Knight-Ridder Newspapers
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Catch the Fire

An Art-full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communities

Author: Peggy Taylor,Charlie Murphy

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865717575

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 6445

The key to facilitating vibrant, deep, and motivating programs for youth and adults.
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Catch a Fire

The Autobiography

Author: Melanie B

Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780755310630

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 7143

In this extraordinary autobiography of "Scary" Spice, Melanie Brown, she covers it all—the council estate childhood, the formation of the Spice Girls, the early months being groomed for stardom, the subsequent global domination, Geri's departure, the marriage and divorce to Jimmy Gulzar, the birth of Phoenix Chi, the solo career, and the leap into TV presenting. Not bad for the rebellious, mixed-up girl from Leeds who is still only in her 20s. Born to a working-class mixed-race family from Leeds, Melanie B grew up feeling different from her schoolfriends. Her hyperactive energy was channelled into drama school, and in 1994 the Spice Girls were formed. The rest is history.
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Catch a Fire

The Life of Bob Marley

Author: Timothy White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846091575

Category: Music

Page: 556

View: 7124

'Catch a Fire' chronicles the life and musical career, as well as the social and political situation, of the reggae musician and singer, Bob Marley. This new edition examines the legal battles over Marley's legacy and the current status of reggae. Previous ed.: 2000.
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Catch the fire

the Toronto blessing : an experience of renewal and revival

Author: Guy Chevreau

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780006380436

Category: Religion

Page: 228

View: 4013

Catch the Fire explores the remarkable work of God known as "The Toronto Blessing". Newspapers, television and radio reports have been buzzing with stories of whole congregations laughing, weeping, and falling under the power of the Holy Spirit. Its effects are rippling throughout the world, transforming individuals and local churches everywhere.
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Catch a Fire

A Guide to Project-based Learning

Author: Matt Henderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781553797517

Category:

Page: 200

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Each chapter in this book is written by a different educator or team about their experiences with project-based learning, both in and out of the classroom. They reflect not only on the how of project-based learning, but more importantly, on the what and the why. They offer insight into how connecting with learners, honouring their experiences, and promoting deep and rich questioning can be the path to powerful projects and learning. Their writing and thinking is saturated with empathy, expertise, a desire to improve their practice, and an acknowledgment of the need to collaborate. This book will inspire, challenge and engage you--and transform your teaching and learning.
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Catch the Fire

Soaking Prayer and Charismatic Renewal

Author: Michael Wilkinson,Peter Althouse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780875807058

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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A recent phenomenon of charismatic renewal took place in Toronto in the mid-1990s. Commonly known as the "Toronto Blessing” and operated by the former Vineyard Church leaders John and Carol Arnott, the renewal was defined by reports of uncontrollable laughter, weeping, speaking in tongues, animal noises, and falling on the floor during worship. Sympathetic Christians embraced these practices while others who believed that this form of worship boarded on spectacle rejected them. By the end of the 1990s most people thought that the renewal was over. Yet, in the first decade of the 21st century, the authors--a sociologist and a theologian--heard rumors that the Toronto church, now known as "Catch the Fire,” was still holding mass meetings with upwards of 2,000 people in attendance. They also learned of an emerging practice of "soaking prayer,” an adaption of Pentecostal-charismatic prayer that, participants and leaders claim, facilitates and expands the reception of divine love in order to give it away in acts of forgiveness, reconciliation, compassion, and benevolence. Soaking, the authors reveal, is a metaphor for practices like resting in the Spirit, prayer for spiritual gifts, healing, prophecy, impartation, and supports overall charismatic spirituality. Attending "Catch the Fire” conferences, churches, and house meetings in the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand, Wilkinson and Althouse observed first-hand how people soak, what it means to soak, and why soaking is considered an important practice among charismatics.
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House on Fire

The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox

Author: William H. Foege,Milbank Memorial Fund

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520268369

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

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“Bill Foege takes us inside the world's greatest public health triumph: the eradication of smallpox. It's a story of true determination, passion and courage. The story of smallpox should encourage all of us to continue the critical work of worldwide disease eradication.”--Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “Bill Foege is one of the public health giants of our times. He was responsible for the design of the campaign that eradicated smallpox—the most important global health achievement in history and possibly the greatest feat in any field of international cooperation. His insights into the nature of this major event will undoubtedly help to meet the global health challenges of the 21st century.”—Julio Frenk, M.D, PhD, Dean, Harvard School of Public Health “The eradication of a disease has long been the holy grail of global health and Bill Foege found it: more than any other person, he was responsible for the eradication of smallpox from the face of the earth. This is a story told by a remarkably humble man, about the extraordinary coalition that he helped to build, and the most impressive global health accomplishment the world has ever seen.”—Mark Rosenberg, author of Real Collaboration: What It Takes for Global Health to Succeed “I am thrilled that Bill Foege, one of the great heroes of the smallpox eradication campaign, has written this important book. It tells a beautiful human story of an incredible public health triumph, and is full of lessons that could be applied to many of the global challenges we face today.”—Helene D. Gayle MD, President and CEO, CARE USA “Bill Foege’s House on Fire is the first-hand account of how a revised strategy to eradicate smallpox was tested, validated, and applied. Without the global adoption of this new surveillance strategy, the final deathblow to this longtime global menace might never have been dealt.”—Adetokunbo O. Lucas, MD, DSc, author of It Was The Best of Times: From Local to Global Health “Smallpox is the most devastating disease the world has known, as it destroyed lives and shaped history over the centuries. House on Fire provides a day-to-day account by my friend Dr. Bill Foege of the battle required to defeat this wily and diabolic virus."--President Jimmy Carter
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Catch Fire

How to Ignite Your Own Economy

Author: Douglas Scott Nelson

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614480079

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Catch Fire is a financial freedom manual. Starting out with the backdrop of the author’s story; how Doug Nelson survived a horrendous gas explosion that put him in a coma for 6 weeks and rehabilitation for 9 months and how during that time money was never an issue. From there Doug explains the problem; the current economic systems and busts some commonly held financial myths to expose the urgency of taking control of your financial life. That is when he teaches the solutions; The offense and defense strategies in the financial Freedom playbook. Both are necessary to secure a financial life that will set your time free and allow you to live out your life’s purpose.
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Touched With Fire

Author: Kay Redfield Jamison

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439106630

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind. One of the foremost psychologists in America, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madness” (William Styron). The anguished and volatile intensity associated with the artistic temperament was once thought to be a symptom of genius or eccentricity peculiar to artists, writers, and musicians. Her work, based on her study as a clinical psychologist and researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists subject to exalted highs and despairing lows were in fact engaged in a struggle with clinically identifiable manic-depressive illness. Jamison presents proof of the biological foundations of this disease and applies what is known about the illness to the lives and works of some of the world's greatest artists including Lord Byron, Vincent Van Gogh, and Virginia Woolf.
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Fahrenheit 451

A Novel

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673310

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

View: 2020

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.
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Long Ago and Far Away: James Taylor - His Life and Music

Author: Timothy White

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857120069

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 752

From The Beatles' patronage of his 1968 debut album to his Grammy awards for Hourglass, James Taylor has remained a universally acclaimed songwriter of effortless eloquence and power. In this major biography, the late Timothy White explores the myths and reality behind the personal journey of legendary singer. White examines the roots of Taylor's anguish, and his recurring problems with heroin and alcohol. There is an epic family history, an exploration of the stories behind Fire And Rain, and a frank account of the artist's time spent at Apple Records and Warner Brothers. With contributions from Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Sting, the Taylor family and many other key figures, this edition is destined to become the definitive biography of the troubled hero. There is also an epilogue concerning the memorial concerts arranged by Taylor for the late author White, as well as an extensive discography and bibliography.
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So Much Things to Say

The Oral History of Bob Marley

Author: Roger Steffens

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393355925

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 5329

Renowned reggae historian Roger Steffens's riveting oral history of Bob Marley's life draws on four decades of intimate interviews with band members, family, lovers, and confidants--many speaking publicly for the first time. Hailed by the New York Times Book Review as a "crucial voice" in the documentation of Marley's legacy, Steffens spent years traveling with the Wailers and taking iconic photographs. Through eyewitness accounts of vivid scenes--the future star auditioning for Coxson Dodd; the violent confrontation between the Wailers and producer Lee Perry; the attempted assassination (and conspiracy theories that followed); the artist's tragic death from cancer--So Much Things to Say tells Marley's story like never before. What emerges is a legendary figure "who feels a bit more human" (The New Yorker).
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How to Build a Fire

And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew

Author: Erin Bried

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345525108

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 304

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A HANDY GUIDE FULL OF HOW-TO TIPS AND SAGE ADVICE FROM GRANDFATHERS As members of the Greatest Generation, our grandfathers were not only defined by the Depression but also by their heroic service to the country in World War II. Courageous, responsible, and involved, they understand sacrifice, hard work, and how to do whatever is necessary to take care of their loved ones. They also know how to have a rollicking good time. Sensible, fun, and inspiring, How to Build a Fire offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of grandfathers near and far by sharing their practical skills and sweet stories on how to be stronger, smarter, richer, and happier. Inside are more than one hundred essential step-by-step tips for fixing, leading, prospering, playing, and hosting, including how to • buck up and be brave in the face of adversity • play hard and break in a baseball mitt • bait a hook and catch a big fish • look dapper and tie a perfect tie • get a raise and earn more • write a love letter and kindle romance • change a flat tire and save the day • stand up and give a sparkling toast • play the harmonica and make your own music Loaded with charming illustrations, good humor, and warm nostalgia, How to Build a Fire is the perfect handbook for guys or gals of any age. The first of its kind, this collection of our grandfathers’ hard-earned wisdom will help you build confidence and get back to what’s really important in life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Minds on Fire

How Role-Immersion Games Transform College

Author: Mark C. Carnes,Mark Christopher Carnes

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674735358

Category: Education

Page: 387

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Why are so many students intellectually disengaged? Mark Carnes says it is because students are so deeply absorbed in competitive social play. He shows how month-long role-immersion games in the curriculum can channel those competitive impulses into transformative learning experiences, and how bricks-and-mortar colleges can set young minds on fire.
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Brain on Fire

My Month of Madness

Author: Susannah Cahalan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451621388

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5995

An account of the author's struggle with a rare brain-attacking autoimmune disease traces how she woke up in a hospital room with no memory of baffling psychotic symptoms, describing the last-minute intervention by a doctor who identified the source of her illness.
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From Here to the Nations

Author: Arnott Steingard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781894310420

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 9337

In 1994, the power of God fell on a little church at the end of a runway in Toronto. From Here To The Nations tells the remarkable story of what would come to be called The Toronto Blessing, and the incredible impact it has had on the church over the last 20 years. Step inside the doors of Catch The Fire, and read the full story from a close observer and participant. Let thankfulness arise as you hear the amazing stories of the Father's love, and let your spirit soar as you hear the prophecies for the next tsunami wave of revival!
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