The Story of The Streets

Author: Mike Skinner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0593068076

Category: Rap musicians

Page: 301

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**WINNER OF THE NME BEST BOOK AWARD** 'This book is going to try and get as close as possible to the full story of what informed the noise of The Streets. Obviously that's something I should be fairly well-qualified to know about, and I'm going to be as honest as the publisher's lawyers will allow.'With the 2001 release of The Streets' debut single 'Has It Come To This?' the landscape of British popular music changed forever. No longer did homegrown rappers have to anxiously defer to transatlantic influences. Mike Skinner's witty, self-deprecating sagas of late-night kebab shops and skunk-fuelled Playstation sessions showed how much you could achieve simply by speaking in your own voice.In this thoroughly modern memoir, the man the Guardian once dubbed 'half Dostoevsky . . . half Samuel Pepys' tells a freewheeling, funny and fearlessly honest tale of Birmingham and London, ecstasy and epilepsy, Twitter-fear and Spectrum joysticks, spread-betting and growing up. He writes of his musical inspirations, role models and rivals, the craft of songwriting and reflects on the successes and failures of the decade-long journey of The Streets.
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The Story of The Streets

Author: Mike Skinner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0593068084

Category: Rap musicians

Page: 304

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In 2001, at the age of only 22, the virtually unknown Mike Skinner was signed for a five album record deal. Since then, Mike Skinner has won a worldwide reputation for fusing home-grown hip-hop with the proud British tradition of observational song writing, which stretches from The Beatles and The Kinks to Blur and the Arctic Monkeys. In the multi-faceted guise of The Streets he, along with the likes of his friend and peer Dizzy Rascal, has been largely responsible for giving British rap its own identity, distinct from that of its American influences. Alternating between spells of reckless indulgence and sardonic commentary on his own excesses, Mike Skinner has established the kind of instantly accessible pop persona which only comes along once or twice a generation. Now he brings us The Story of the Streets. Moving chronologically through five albums, and the different phases of his life that they represent, Mike shares personal details of his modest upbringing in Birmingham, as well as the wild extravagances of life in the showbiz fast lane. Personal, shocking and funny; but deeply intelligent, insightful, opinionated and searingly honest - this is a lesson in the making of pop history, narrated by a voice that has informed a generation.
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The Story of The Streets

Author: Mike Skinner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446486737

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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**WINNER OF THE NME BEST BOOK AWARD** 'This book is going to try and get as close as possible to the full story of what informed the noise of The Streets. Obviously that's something I should be fairly well-qualified to know about, and I'm going to be as honest as the publisher's lawyers will allow.' With the 2001 release of The Streets' debut single 'Has It Come To This?' the landscape of British popular music changed forever. No longer did homegrown rappers have to anxiously defer to transatlantic influences. Mike Skinner's witty, self-deprecating sagas of late-night kebab shops and skunk-fuelled Playstation sessions showed how much you could achieve simply by speaking in your own voice. In this thoroughly modern memoir, the man the Guardian once dubbed 'half Dostoevsky . . . half Samuel Pepys' tells a freewheeling, funny and fearlessly honest tale of Birmingham and London, ecstasy and epilepsy, Twitter-fear and Spectrum joysticks, spread-betting and growing up. He writes of his musical inspirations, role models and rivals, the craft of songwriting and reflects on the successes and failures of the decade-long journey of The Streets.
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Stepping Into the Impossible

The Story of Healing on the Streets

Author: Mark Marx

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908393050

Category: Religion

Page: 178

View: 1993

PETE GREIG, 24-7 PRAYER & ALPHA INTERNATIONAL: "Mark's message deserves to be heard. I defy you to read this book without shaking your head in amazement, without muttering 'Wow!', without hatching your own plans to step into the impossible wherever you live." DANIELLE STRICKLAND, SPEAKER, AUTHOR: "Wow! Buckle up and strap yourself in for an adventure ride filled with the highs and lows of a life surrendered to Jesus." KATHRYN SCOTT, WORSHIP LEADER/SONGWRITER: "The beautiful and powerful story of how Healing on the Streets came to be, and how you too can partner with the Holy Spirit as He broods over your city, your town, your neighbourhood - the mission field right within your reach." SIMON PONSONBY, PASTOR OF THEOLOGY, ST ALDATES, OXFORD: "I can think of few Christians in this generation who have done more to equip the saints than Mark Marx. Stepping Into the Impossible shows what one man can achieve for the King and his Kingdom when filled with the Holy Spirit and taking God at his Word." About the author: MARX MARX is the Founder and Leader of Healing on the Streets, known as HOTS, which was launched out of Causeway Coast Vineyard church in Coleraine in Easter 2005. Mark's ministry recently featured in the film "Holy Ghost" by Darren Wilson.
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Power & Beauty

A Love Story of Life on the Streets

Author: Tip 'T.I.' Harris,David Ritz

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062067672

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Tip Harris, better known as Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling hip-hop artist and actor T.I., is at the top of his game. Now he displays yet another side of his remarkable talents with Power & Beauty, a love story of life on the streets. Set in the dangerous shadows of Atlanta, Georgia, Power & Beauty is a dark, gritty story of sex, violence, hustling, and redemption centered around Paul “Power” Clay and Tanya “Beauty” Long—two kids facing long odds and lethal temptations, yet whose miraculous, unbreakable bond ultimately becomes their salvation. A love story, a crime story, a survival story, Power & Beauty bristles with an electrifying authenticity born of Tip “T.I.” Harris’s hard life on the streets. This is exhilarating, brutally honest, page-turning urban African-American fiction at its very best.
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Shepherd of the Streets

The Story of Reverend James A. Gusweller and His Crusade of the New York West Side

Author: John Ehle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Puerto Ricans

Page: 239

View: 4654

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Blood on the Streets

A Murderous History of Limerick

Author: Anthony Galvin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780577079

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Limerick is known as the Treaty City, commemorating the site where peace was made during one of Ireland’s bloody wars. However, since the 1980s the city’s reputation has been tainted by gang feuds, earning it the infamous nickname ‘Stab City’. In Blood on the Streets, Anthony Galvin explores the many notorious murders that have been perpetrated in the city over the years, including the case of Deborah Hannon, who, along with her father’s lover, Suzanne Reddan, hacked her best friend to death with a Stanley knife. Galvin recounts the murder of Detective Garda Jerry McCabe, shot by the IRA during a botched armed robbery, and the story of the last man hanged in Ireland following his conviction of the rape and murder of a nurse on a quiet suburban road. Blood on the Streets also spotlights the city’s hit men, including the only hit man in the country to have been convicted of murder twice, and delves into some of the most notorious of the recent gangland killings.
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Land of the Lost Souls

My Life on the Streets

Author: Cadillac Man,

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608191949

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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For the past 16 years, Cadillac Man (so named because he was once hit by an El Dorado and thereafter bore an imprint of its hood ornament) has lived on the streets of New York City. Over those years, he has recorded the facts of his daily life - the harsh realities of surviving on the street, the often tragic encounters with the non-homeless world, the deep bonds with his fellow homeless, and the surprisingly varied realities of life on the outside - writing hundreds of thousands of words in a series of spiral bound notebooks. "My Life in the Streets" distills those journals into a memoir of homeless life that is peopled with indelible characters and packed with gripping stories. In a gritty, poignant, and funny voice, Cadillac narrates his descent into homelessness, the travails and unexpected freedoms of his life, and the story of his love affair with a young runaway, whom he eventually (and tragically) reunites with her family. The United States has 700,000 homeless people; ultimately, Cadillac's story is their story.
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Maggie

A Girl of the Streets

Author: Stephen Crane

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775415783

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is a novella by American author Stephen Crane. It depicts a poor family in a New York neighborhood, whose parents are drunk and abusive. As the children grow up, Maggie attempts to better herself, but is defeated by her desperate surrounds and the poverty of humanity surrounding her.
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Tonight the Streets Are Ours

A Novel

Author: Leila Sales

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 0374376662

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

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Recklessly loyal. That's how seventeen-year-old Arden Huntley has always thought of herself. Taking care of her loved ones is what gives Arden purpose in her life and makes her feel like she matters. But lately she's grown resentful of everyone--including her needy best friend and her absent mom--taking her loyalty for granted. Then Arden stumbles upon a website called Tonight the Streets Are Ours, the musings of a young New York City writer named Peter, who gives voice to feelings that Arden has never known how to express. He seems to get her in a way that no one else does, and he hasn't even met her. Until Arden sets out on a road trip to find him. During one crazy night out in New York City filled with parties, dancing, and music--the type of night when anything can happen, and nearly everything does--Arden discovers that Peter isn't exactly who she thought he was. And maybe she isn't exactly who she thought she was, either.
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In the Streets of Calcutta

The Story of Mother Teresa

Author: Audrey Constant,Brian Platt

Publisher: Hymns Ancient & Modern

ISBN: 9781851751655

Category: Nuns

Page: 24

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The story of Mother Teresa
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Fire in the Streets

Author: Kekla Magoon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442422327

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9752

What means more, shared values or shared blood? Maxie’s choice changes everything in this acclaimed companion to The Rock and the River. Bad things happen in the heat, they say. Maxie knows all about how fire can erupt at a moment’s notice, especially now, in the sweltering Chicago summer of 1968. She is a Black Panther—or at least she wants to be one. Maxie believes in the movement. She wants to belong. She wants to join the struggle. But everyone keeps telling her she’s too young. At fourteen, she’s allowed to help out in the office, but she certainly can’t help patrol the streets. Then Maxie realizes that there is a traitor in their midst, and if she can figure out who it is, it may be her ticket to becoming a real Panther. But when she learns the truth, the knowledge threatens to destroy her world. Maxie must decide: Is becoming a Panther worth paying the ultimate price?
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Heart of the City

Nine Stories of Love and Serendipity on the Streets of New York

Author: Ariel Sabar

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306819449

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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“The couples in this book hail from across America and the world. Most don’t live in New York City. Some never did. What mattered to me was that they met there, in one of its iconic public places. Each of the nine stories begins just before that chance meeting—when they are strangers, oblivious to how, in moments, their lives will irrevocably change.” —from the Introduction The handsome Texas sailor who offers dinner to a runaway in Central Park. The Midwestern college girl who stops a cop in Times Square for restaurant advice. The Brooklyn man on a midnight subway who helps a weary tourist find her way to Chinatown. The Columbia University graduate student who encounters an unexpected object of beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A public place in the world’s greatest city. A chance meeting of strangers. A marriage. Heart of the City tells the remarkable true stories of nine ordinary couples—from the 1940s to the present—whose matchmaker was the City of New York. Intrigued by the romance of his own parents, who met in Washington Square Park, award-winning author Ariel Sabar set off on a far-ranging search for other couples who married after first meeting in one of New York City’s iconic public spaces. Sabar conjures their big-city love stories in novel-like detail, drawing us into the hearts of strangers just as their lives are about to change forever. In setting the stage for these surprising, funny, and moving tales, Sabar, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, takes us on a fascinating tour of the psychological research into the importance of place in how—and whether—people meet and fall in love. Heart of the City is a paean to the physical city as matchmaker, a tribute to the power of chance, and an eloquent reminder of why we must care about the design of urban spaces.
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Bears in the Streets

Three Journeys across a Changing Russia

Author: Lisa Dickey

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250092302

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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**One of Bustle's 17 of the Best Nonfiction Books Coming in January 2017 and Men's Journal's 7 Best Books of January** "Brilliant, real and readable." —former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright **A USA Today "New and Noteworthy" Book** Lisa Dickey traveled across the whole of Russia three times—in 1995, 2005 and 2015—making friends in eleven different cities, then coming back again and again to see how their lives had changed. Like the acclaimed British documentary series Seven Up!, she traces the ups and downs of ordinary people’s lives, in the process painting a deeply nuanced portrait of modern Russia. From the caretakers of a lighthouse in Vladivostok, to the Jewish community of Birobidzhan, to a farmer in Buryatia, to a group of gay friends in Novosibirsk, to a wealthy family in Chelyabinsk, to a rap star in Moscow, Dickey profiles a wide cross-section of people in one of the most fascinating, dynamic and important countries on Earth. Along the way, she explores dramatic changes in everything from technology to social norms, drinks copious amounts of vodka, and learns firsthand how the Russians really feel about Vladimir Putin. Including powerful photographs of people and places over time, and filled with wacky travel stories, unexpected twists, and keen insights, Bears in the Streets offers an unprecedented on-the-ground view of Russia today.
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Terror in the Streets

The Inside Story of a Growing Menace, the Juvenile Gangs of America's Cities

Author: Gordon R. McLean

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gangs

Page: 188

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Widespread Panic in the Streets of Athens, Georgia

Author: Gordon Lamb

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820354139

Category: Music

Page: 136

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In April 1998, legendary southern jam band Widespread Panic held a free open-air record release show in downtown Athens, Georgia. This book recounts that event and what inspired nearly 100,000 spectators to take part.
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Uncensored Grace

Stories of Hope from the Streets of Vegas

Author: Jud Wilhite,Bill Taaffe

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601422024

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Behind the glitz and glam of Sin City, an amazing story is unfolding. It’s a story of people who have run out of dreams, given up on hope. It’s a story of what can happen when Christians open their arms wide–really wide–in the name of Christ. In Uncensored Grace, Jud Wilhite and Bill Taaffe introduce you to card players, exotic dancers, a flying Elvis, an American Idol contestant, and a beat cop turned hero, among others. Each has one thing in common–at their moment of extreme need they encounter an extraordinary God. And the place they find him is in an unusual church community that is gambling everything on a hope-filled message they call “uncensored grace.” Writes Jud, “As a pastor, I completely misjudged what grace could look like in my world. Sure, I believed in a God who passionately pursues every human being, no matter how beat up or broken. I believed, but not enough. Not nearly.” Welcome to the streets of Vegas. What happens here could change your life. “In Uncensored Grace, Jud Wilhite describes the life-changing power of God’s forgiveness as it’s encountered on the streets of Vegas. Wherever lives hurt, God’s grace is present with more than enough power to heal.” -Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Heroic Gangster

The Story of Monk Eastman, from the Streets of New York to the Battlefields of Europe and Back

Author: Neil Hanson

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628735996

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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“This. . . first-rate work of a singular life” tells the true story of the notorious New York City gang leader who became a hero in World War I (Publishers Weekly). Monk Eastman was born in 1873 to a respectable New York family—but he soon took a different path. By the age of eighteen he was running the streets of Lower Manhattan, first as a bouncer and later as a gang leader who led an army of two thousand criminals. He was one of the most powerful men in the city. That all changed when he was sentenced to ten years at Sing Sing and lost his territory. By the time he got out, he had few prospects and few skills except his natural guts and courage. He joined the New York National Guard—going from king of the streets to a lowly private. Against all belief, Monk quickly proved himself when his division went to the front lines during the trench warfare of World War I. He came back to New York a hero and was given a governor’s pardon. Finally, he was back on top. But would he truly be able to leave his past behind? In a true story that is “exquisitely rich with the gang life of New York and the perils of World War I,” Neil Hanson colorfully details the history of Monk Eastman, New York, and a pivotal point in our country’s history (The Wall Street Journal).
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Gangs

Stories of Life and Death from the Streets

Author: Sean Donahue,Clint Willis

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9781560254256

Category: History

Page: 364

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Gang life is both the starting point and the dark side of the American dream. Ethnic groups and immigrants have long turned to gangs for protection and support when it was offered nowhere else. From the Five Points to South Central L.A., Bowery Boys to Bloods and Crips, the James gang to gangsta rap, gangs offer a largely urban version of the American frontier: an opportunity and a refuge for society's outlaws, outcasts, and outsiders. Featuring superb writing drawn from the best fiction, nonfiction, and journalism, Gangs takes the reader on a tour of this underground, from accounts of New York's violent past by Herbert Asbury (The Gangs of New York) and Mark Helprin (A Winter's Tale) to Hunter S. Thompson's unflinching report from within the Hell's Angels and T. J. English inside America's most notorious Vietnamese gang. Other selections bring readers into the Irish, Italian, and Jewish Mobs as well as the Triads of America's Chinatowns, and chart the role of the vicious drug trade in contemporary gang life. With photographs and its wild and turbulent tour through the American underworld, Gangs paints a visceral and fascinating picture of a part of the American experience that is more nightmare than dream.
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