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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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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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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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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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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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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Christopher Mouse

The Tale of a Small Traveler

Author: William Wise,Patrick Benson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1582347085

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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After being sold to an unscrupulous pet store owner, a young mouse lives with several owners and has many adventures, before ending up with an appreciative family.
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Relaxation Revolution

The Science and Genetics of Mind Body Healing

Author: Herbert Benson,William Proctor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439182406

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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Recent scientific breakthroughs—demonstrating that mind body strategies can actually “switch off” or “switch on” gene activity associated with health and disease—have triggered a mind body revolution in the medical world. In the 1970s, Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard Medical School ushered in a new era of understanding in the field of mind body medicine. Coining the term “relaxation response,” Dr. Benson identified the body’s physiologic reaction that is the exact opposite of the stress (fight-or-flight) response. In the four decades since that initial discovery, Benson and his colleagues have established the first effective therapy to counteract the harmful effects of stress. They have explored how the relaxation response, the power of expectation and belief, and other mind body phenomena can produce healing in your own body. A new era has dawned. Genetic research now shows conclusively that the mind can influence the body down to the genetic level. Your mind has the ability to change the way your body and your genes function. We now have scientific proof that the mind can heal the body. In Relaxation Revolution, Dr. Herbert Benson and William Proctor present the latest scientific endings, revealing that we have the ability to self-heal diseases, prevent life-threatening conditions, and supplement established drug and surgical procedures with mind body techniques. In a special “treatment” section, Benson and Proctor describe how these mind body techniques can be applied—and are being applied—to treat a wide variety of conditions, including: • High blood pressure • Anxiety and depression • Infertility • Insomnia • Menopausal hot flashes • Many pains, including backaches and headaches • Phobias • And much more Relaxation Revolution details Dr. Benson’s recent work with colleagues in the field of genetics, which links mind body treatments to the healing of a steadily expanding number of medical conditions. Mind and body have become part of a scientific and medical whole; together they represent a complete approach to healing and maximal well-being. In clear, straightforward language, Benson and Proctor cite the experiences of real people to show how mind body techniques have the potential not only to enhance healing but also to reduce health costs to individuals and to society as a whole. Relaxation Revolution shines a light on the future of medicine.
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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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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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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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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

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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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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Unplugged

evolve from technology to upgrade your fitness, performance & consciousness

Author: Brian MacKenzie,Dr. Andy Galpin,Phil White

Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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In the first quarter of 2016, Americans bought 19.7 million fitness wearables, an increase of 67 percent over the previous year. By 2020, the global market for fitness-focused apps and devices is expected to grow to $30 billion. This means that more than ever, we're looking at our wrists not only to check the time, but also to see how much we've moved, monitor our heart rate, and see how we’re stacking up against yesterday's tallies. As a result of our fitness tech addiction, we've lost awareness of what we're doing, how we're feeling, and what's going on around us. This is bad enough in the gym, but when we get outside, the constant checking of a tiny screen truly wreaks havoc, downgrading what should be a rich experience into yet another task we need to complete to meet our daily goals. And if we fall short, we feel inadequate. There’s also the issue of data inaccuracy, with many device makers now admitting that their gadgets provide only estimates. So why do we continue to obsess over data and treat it as gospel truth? It's time to stop, take a breath, and hit the reset button in a big way. Unplugged provides a blueprint for using technology to meet your health and performance goals in a much smarter way, while reconnecting to your instincts and the natural world. In addition to sharing the performance expertise of Brian Mackenzie and the scientific insight of Dr. Andy Galpin, Unplugged features exclusive stories and advice from elite athletes and world-renowned experts like Laird Hamilton, Tim Ferriss, Kai Lenny, Kelly Starrett, Steven Kotler, Erin Cafaro, Lenny Wiersma, Dr. Frank Merritt, and Brandon Rager. Reading Unplugged will enable you to: • Understand both the value and the limitations of technology in athletic performance, fitness, health, and lifestyle situations • Know how and when to utilize physical activity technologies in your everyday life—and when not to • Avoid the common mistakes that most people make with wearables and tracking apps • Understand which technologies and tests are most effective and which are a waste of money • End your addiction to fitness technology and start utilizing it as a tool for cueing, learning, and sensing instead of as a taskmaster that stresses you out • Improve self-awareness and increase self-reliance • Re-engage with nature by spending less time indoors and more time outside • Rediscover the value of coaches' expertise, curation, and intuition, which technology can't replace • Take back control of your health, fitness, and performance with the Unplugged training protocol.
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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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Terminal Man

Author: Michael Crichton

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307816427

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a neurological thriller about the dangers of cutting-edge medical experimentation. Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures. So violent that he often blackouts when they take hold. Shortly after severely beating two men during an episode, the police escort Benson to a Los Angeles hospital for treatment. There, Dr. Roger McPherson, head of the prestigious Neuropsychiatric Research Unit, is convinced he can cure Benson with an experimental procedure that would place electrodes deep in his brain’s pleasure centers, effectively short-circuiting Harry's seizures with pulses of bliss. The surgery is successful, but while Benson is in recovery, he discovers how to trigger the pulses himself. To make matters worse his violent impulses have only grown, and he soon escapes the hospital with a deadly agenda. . .
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Moonwalking with Einstein

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Author: Joshua Foer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475973

Category: Science

Page: 320

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The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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