Harry Benson

Persons of Interest

Author: Harry Benson

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 9781576878620

Category: Photography

Page: 300

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Immortalizing the people and moments that have defined the past 60 years, world-renowned photojournalist Harry Benson has become as much a part of history as the photographs themselves. The scope of his accomplishments as a photojournalist is nothing short of remarkable: he has photographed every U.S. president since Eisenhower, as well as Robert F. Kennedy on the night he was assassinated, and Martin Luther King Jr. at his funeral; he has shot stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, Greta Garbo, and Truman Capote; he covered both the rise and fall of the Berlin wall, the IRA hunger strikes, the Freedom March through Mississippi, the Watts riots, 9/11, and conflicts in Kuwait, Bosnia, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Israel; and, on the eve of his 80th birthday, Benson is still at it, crisscrossing the globe on assignment for Cond� Nast. The Harry Benson Book is a visual celebration of Benson's incomparable career. Organized into chapters on celebrity, art, fashion, sports, politics, and photojournalism, The Harry Benson Book features a distinctive mix of iconic images alongside never-before-published photographs of Sir Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Billy Graham, Bobby Fischer, Muhammad Ali, the Beatles, Sonny Liston, Chuck Berry, O.J. Simpson, Yogi Berra, Sophia Loren, Kate Moss, Gloria Swanson, James Brown, Fred Astaire, Johnny Carson, Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen, Spike Lee, Alfred Hitchcock, Federico Fellini, Joseph Papp, Andy Warhol, Liza Minelli, Barbra Streisand, Halston, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Diana Vreeland, and countless others. With unique access to the most elusive, alluring, and enduring legends of our time, Benson's magnum opus is an unsurpassed masterpiece of contemporary photojournalism and portraiture.
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The Beatles

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Author: Teresa Wimmer

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583416518

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Tells the story behind the Beatles' top-selling album, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," chronicling the group's rise to fame and discussing the major historical events and key figures of the period.
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Harry Benson's America

Author: Harry Benson

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810958968

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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A collection of irreverent works which showcase a previously unexplored side of the artist's style and features such subjects as Truman Capote, Richard Nixon, and Andy Warhol.
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R. F. K.

A Photographer's Journal

Author: Harry Benson

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 9781576878989

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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As a friend, advisor, and attorney general to his brother, John F. Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy stood at the heart of Washington politics. He is remembered today as a compassionate, articulate, and optimistic mana friend to the poor, an avid civil rights advocate, a champion for peace. World-renowned photojournalist Harry Bensons images capture unprecedented intimate family outings and outdoor adventures with friends alongside every moment of Kennedys brief but unforgettable presidential run, from his announcement of his candidacy on St. Patricks Day, 1968, and the fervor and excitement of his days on the campaign trail, all the way through his shocking assassination in Los Angeles and the long, sweltering funeral procession to Arlington Cemetery. Here in elegant duotone photographs are glimpses of the exhilarating successes and challenging setbacks of RFKs campaign, the chaos of that fateful night in LA, and the mourning of hundreds of thousands after their hero was struck down. Released in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Kennedys death, and supplemented with excerpts from his speeches and from Bensons own journals, RFK: A Photographers Journal is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man and the legacy he left behind.
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Harry Benson

fifty years in pictures

Author: Harry Benson

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 223

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Over a glittering 50-year career, award winning photojournalist Benson has covered the central events and personalities of our time. This volume contains a selection of his most striking images. 225 photos.
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Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel

Author: Michael T. Benson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275958077

Category: History

Page: 217

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Harry S. Truman sensed something profound and meaningful in the Jewish restoration to Palestine, something which transcended other considerations. As the president recorded in his Memoirs, the Palestine question was "a basic human problem." In the end, Truman was willing to go against the current of his most trusted foreign policy advisers, who were absolutely opposed to the establishment of a Jewish state in the Middle East. These advisers argued that however humanitarian a Jewish homeland might seem, such a proposition posed a real risk to American interests in the Near East and to United States national security in the late 1940s. Despite their continued opposition, Truman stood his ground and maintained that he would decide the entire issue based on what he thought was right. Of interest to historians, and students of Israel and of the U.S. presidency.
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Once There Was a Way...

Photographs Of The Beatles

Author: Harry Benson

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810946439

Category: Photography

Page: 112

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This is a record in pictures of the amazing first world tour by The Beatles from 1964 to 1966, as Benson photographed the group as they conquered the world. 67 photos in duotone.
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Scram!

The Gripping First-hand Account of the Helicopter War in the Falklands

Author: Harry Benson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409051978

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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In April 1982 Harry Benson was a 21-year-old Royal Navy commando helicopter pilot, fresh out of training and one of the youngest helicopter pilots to serve in the Falklands War. These pilots, nicknamed 'junglies', flew most of the land-based missions in the Falklands in their Sea King and Wessex helicopters. Much of what happened in the war - the politics, task force ships, Sea Harriers, landings, Paras and Marines - is well-known and documented. But almost nothing is known of the young commando helicopter pilots and aircrewmen who made it all happen on land and sea. This is their 'Boys Own' story, told for the very first time. Harry Benson has interviewed forty of his former colleagues for the book creating a tale of skill, initiative, resourcefulness, humour, luck, and adventure. This is a fast-paced, meticulously researched and compelling account written by someone who was there, in the cockpit of a Wessex helicopter. If you liked Apache, Vulcan 607 and Chickenhawk, you'll love Scram! The word "Scram" was used to warn other junglies to go to ground or risk being shot down by their own side as Argentinean jets blasted through 'bomb alley'.
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Homefront

The Voice of Freedom

Author: Raymond Benson,John Milius

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345527151

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

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After the United States is invaded and occupied by a unified Korea, reporter Ben Walker flees Los Angeles and tries to survive as he joins a band of soldiers heading east across the desert and reinvents himself as the Voice of Freedom, broadcasting information about enemy positions to civilian resistance cells through guerrilla radio.
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The Luck of the Vails

A Novel

Author: Edward Frederic Benson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English fiction

Page: 446

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Let's Stick Together

The relationship book for new parents

Author: Harry Benson

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745957803

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

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In the excitement and exhaustion of becoming parents, the first thing that can get overlooked is your relationship. You might spend less time together, argue over little things, drift apart... In the UK, one in five children see their parents separate before the end of their first year at school. Almost one in two children experience family breakdown before they finish school. But it doesn't have to be like this. Most family breakdown is avoidable. Harry Benson guides you through three simple habits that research shows make or break new parents. Illustrated with real-life examples from Harry's own back-from-the-brink marriage and those of other couples, 'Let's Stick Together' highlights simple principles that will make your relationship the best it can be and give your children the best start.
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Harry Benson's Glasgow

Author: Harry Benson

Publisher: Black & White Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781845022365

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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Harry Benson, who captured some of the most iconic images of the past five decades, now returns to his home city of Glasgow to tell its story in photographs.
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The Valley

A Hundred Years in the Life of a Family

Author: Richard Benson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408834162

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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The close-knit villages of the Dearne Valley were home to four generations of the Hollingworth family. Spanning Richard Benson's great-grandmother Winnie's ninety-two years in the valley, and drawing on years of historical research, interviews and anecdotes, The Valley lets us into generations of carousing and banter as the family's attempts to build a better and fairer world for themselves meet sometimes with triumph, sometimes with bitter defeat. Against a backdrop of underground explosions, strikes and pit closures, these are unflinching, deeply personal stories of battles between the sexes in a man's world sustained by strong women; of growing up, and the power of love and imagination to transform lives.
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Memories of John Lennon

Author: Yoko Ono

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061870804

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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John Lennon . . . as much a part of our world today as he ever was He touched many lives in his brief forty years, and continues to move and inspire millions more to this day. Now, invited by Yoko Ono, friends, family, and fans from all walks of life—including some of the great artists of our day—reminisce about Lennon as a visionary and friend, musician and performer, husband and father, activist and jokester. In their own words and drawings, poems and photos, Lennon's life from his childhood through the Beatles years to the happiness and tragedy of his final days become stunningly vivid. Intimate glimpses gathered from musicians who knew John, such as Pete Townshend, Sir Elton John, Billy Preston, and Joan Baez; friends and relatives such as producer David Geffen, publicist Elliot Mintz, and cousin Mike Cadwallader; and artists who followed him such as Bono, Alicia Keys, Steve Earle, Jello Biafra, and Carlos Santana. And, for the first time, renowned photographer Annie Liebovitz presents every frame of the historic last session with John and Yoko. Memories of John Lennon is a rich and deeply felt appreciation of a truly great man.
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Harry Benson

Photographs

Author: Harry Benson,John Loring

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 9781576875285

Category: Photography

Page: 225

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Immortalizing the people and moments that have defined the past 60 years--from Robert F. Kennedy to Princess Diana--Benson's accomplishments as a photojournalist is nothing short of remarkable. "The Harry Benson Book" is a visual celebration of his incomparable career.
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Palm Beach People

Author: Harry Benson,Hilary Geary Ross

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 9781576877142

Category: Photography

Page: 320

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Palm Beach is a dazzling portrait and insider's view of a fabled and exclusive resort community and its high-profile residents, as seen through the lens of master photographer Harry Benson and the words of society columnist Hilary Geary Ross. One of America's most exclusive exclaves is captured from the early '70s to today, in hundreds of colour and black-and-white photographs complemented by revealing captions. Subjects include the Duke and Duchess of Marborough; Mrs. Henry Ford; Tommy Lee Jones; Mrs. Winston Churchill; Brooke Shields and many more.
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Detroit: The Dream Is Now

The Design, Art, and Resurgence of an American City

Author: Michel Arnaud

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350030

Category: Photography

Page: 272

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Detroit: The Dream Is Now is a visual essay on the rebuilding and resurgence of the city of Detroit by photographer Michel Arnaud, co-author of Design Brooklyn. In recent years, much of the focus on Detroit has been on the negative stories and images of shuttered, empty buildings—the emblems of Detroit’s financial and physical decline. In contrast, Arnaud aims his lens at the emergent creative enterprises and new developments taking hold in the still-vibrant city. The book explores Detroit’s rich industrial and artistic past while giving voice to the dynamic communities that will make up its future. The first section provides a visual tour of the city’s architecture and neighborhoods, while the remaining chapters focus on the developing design, art, and food scenes through interviews and portraits of the city’s entrepreneurs, artists, and makers. Detroit is the story of an American city in flux, documented in Arnaud’s thought-provoking photographs.
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RHS Gardening for Mindfulness

Author: Holly Farrell

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 1784723398

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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Gardening, like mindfulness, is a way of finding a sense of calm in an otherwise chaotic world, a simpler existence, even if it is only for a few minutes. Both forge a connection to the world around us, to nature and wildlife, which can bring pleasure and peace. In this beautifully illustrated guide to gardening for mindfulness, horticulturalist and mindfulness practitioner Holly Farrell provides a blueprint for a more contemplative way to garden, including projects, meditations and inspiration. Projects for the mindful gardener, including growing something from seed, planting a tree and creating a mandala, put the theory of mindfulness into practice, while plant lists and design ideas aim to enhance mindfulness in the garden through the senses. Beautifully packaged and easy to follow, this is the perfect book for keen gardeners, devotees of mindfulness, or simply those looking for calm in a busy and hectic world.
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