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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Coming Up from the Streets

The Story of The Big Issue

Author: Tessa Swithinbank

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1853835447

Category: Reference

Page: 274

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The success story of The Big Issue is both inspirational and paradoxical; rather than a charity, it is a flourishing commercial enterprise, but one that genuinely benefits those involved. The magazine is sold by homeless and vulnerable people and, in return, they achieve financial independence and status, and self-reliance. The story of the paper's development has a practical angle; it should offer help and insights to NGOs and governments involved with the homeless, or those businesses wishing to set up enterprises for the common good.
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The Story of Soho

The Windmill Years 1932-1964

Author: Mike Hutton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445612313

Category: History

Page: 224

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Soho has always been a source of fascination. A district quite unlike any other in London, where glamour meets squalor and then often merges. It is different, never mirroring the changes of its more fashionable neighbours. It seduces and destroys in equal measures. In 1932, under the ownership of Mrs Laura Henderson, the Windmill Theatre opened and, after entertaining audiences through thirty-two years of dramatic change in Soho, finally closed its doors in 1964.
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The Story of Paris

Author: Thomas Okey

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465562931

Category: Architecture

Page: 457

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The Story of Owen

Dragon Slayer of Trondheim

Author: E. K. Johnston

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1467739995

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 312

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Listen! For I sing of Owen Thorskard: valiant of heart, hopeless at algebra, last in a long line of legendary dragon slayers. Though he had few years and was not built for football, he stood between the town of Trondheim and creatures that threatened its survival. There have always been dragons. As far back as history is told, men and women have fought them, loyally defending their villages. Dragon slaying was a proud tradition. But dragons and humans have one thing in common: an insatiable appetite for fossil fuels. From the moment Henry Ford hired his first dragon slayer, no small town was safe. Dragon slayers flocked to cities, leaving more remote areas unprotected. Such was Trondheim's fate until Owen Thorskard arrived. At sixteen, with dragons advancing and his grades plummeting, Owen faced impossible odds—armed only with a sword, his legacy, and the classmate who agreed to be his bard. Listen! I am Siobhan McQuaid. I alone know the story of Owen, the story that changes everything. Listen!
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The Story of the Golden Fleece

Author: Padraic Colum

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486174581

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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The adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, with poetic tales of Heracles, Theseus, Perseus, and other legendary characters that enchant audiences of all ages. 40 illustrations.
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The Story of the Mormon Pioneers

Author: W. Cleon Skousen

Publisher: Verity Publishing

ISBN: 0934364419

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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This booklet was written in 1947 at the centennial celebration of the arrival of the Saints in the Salt Lake valley. It was printed by the Seventy’s quorum in Glendale, California, and distributed widely at the 1947 celebration and for many years afterwards. It tells the fascinating and poignant story of the journey of the Saints across the American continent to the Rocky Mountains.
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The Story of Crass

Author: George Berger

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604862335

Category: Music

Page: 304

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In-depth interviews with the main movers in the punk rock movement—Crass members Penny Rimbaud, Gee Vaucher, and Steve Ignorant—detail the face of the revolution founded by these radical thinkers and artists. When punk ruled the waves, Crass waived the rules by putting out their own records, films, and magazines and setting up a series of situationist pranks that were dutifully covered by the world’s press. Not just another iconoclastic band, Crass was a musical, social, and political phenomenon: commune dwellers that were rarely photographed and remained contemptuous of conventional pop stardom. As detailed in this history, their members explored and finally exhausted the possibilities of punk-led anarchy. This definitive biography of the band not only gives backstage access to their lives, philosophies, and the movement that followed, but also to never-before-seen photographs and rare dialogues.
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The Story of Roman Bath

Author: Patricia Southern

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445615908

Category: History

Page: 256

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A comprehensive history of Roman Bath
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Die Schatten von London

Author: Maureen Johnson

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641148030

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 512

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Jack the Ripper is back Der Tag von Rorys Ankunft im altehrwürdigen Internat Wexford ist gleichzeitig der Tag, an dem eine Mordserie beginnt, die ganz London in Atem hält. Jack the Ripper ist zurück, oder vielmehr jemand, der exakt die Taten des Serienmörders kopiert. Unter den Augen der an den Bildschirmen mitzitternden Londoner Bevölkerung tötet der Ripper trotz Überwachungskameras und observierenden Hubschraubern weiter – und lässt die Polizei alt aussehen, so ganz ohne Zeugen. Was keiner weiß: Eine einzige Zeugin gibt es – Rory. Die junge Amerikanerin ist die Einzige, die den Mörder gesehen hat. Womöglich auch die Einzige, die ihn sehen kann? Und plötzlich ist der Ripper hinter Rory her ...
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The Story of Jesus

An Intuitive Anthology

Author: William H. Kautz

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466918098

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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THE STORY OF JESUS: AN INTUITIVE ANTHOLOGY Many contemporary Christians suspect that there is more to Jesus and his enduring message than the little that has survived in historical writings and the legendary Christian tradition. This book offers a narrative account of Jesus' life from the perspective of twenty contemporary writers who have developed their natural intuitive abilities to an unusually high level. They are therefore able to bring forth new and detailed information not ordinarily accessible by historical or literary means. Some of them had demonstrated their unusual skill by probing deeply into the personal lives and minds of historical individuals other than Jesus, while some had provided important and detailed technical information which was then verified scientifically. They apply their intuitive skills here to uncover fresh information about the man Jesus, his contemporaries and his extensive teachings which never found their way into the New Testament Gospels and related historical documents. These new findings offer a much richer view of the man himself than that available from traditional Christian sources. They also provide illuminating insights and a deep spiritual understanding of Jesus' original and hidden teachings. The Story of Jesus is essential reading for all inquirers and seekers into these hidden and previously lost portions of Christian spiritual history.
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God's Troubadour: the Story of St. Francis of Assisi

Author: Sophie Jewett

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465559353

Category:

Page: 183

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Biography illustrated with reproductions of the Giotto frescoes which portray his life. Grades 6-9. For other editions, see Author Catalog.
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The Stories of J.F. Powers

Author: J.F. Powers

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590176596

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Hailed by Frank O’Connor as one of “the greatest living storytellers,” J. F. Powers, who died in 1999, stands with Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor, and Raymond Carver among the authors who have given the short story an unmistakably American cast. In three slim collections of perfectly crafted stories, published over a period of some thirty years and brought together here in a single volume for the first time, Powers wrote about many things: baseball and jazz, race riots and lynchings, the Great Depression, and the flight to the suburbs. His greatest subject, however—and one that was uniquely his—was the life of priests in Chicago and the Midwest. Powers’s thoroughly human priests, who include do-gooders, gladhanders, wheeler-dealers, petty tyrants, and even the odd saint, struggle to keep up with the Joneses in a country unabashedly devoted to consumption. These beautifully written, deeply sympathetic, and very funny stories are an unforgettable record of the precarious balancing act that is American life.
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The Book Of The Film Of The Story Of My Life

Author: William Brandt

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448104173

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Frederick Case is a 42-year-old New Zealand film-maker failing in London. He's separated from his wife, Sophie Carlisle, an actress who has run off with super-stud actor Matt Chalmers, her co-star in the smash hit movie Shag City - the first mainstream film ever to depict an erect penis being sucked. To make matters worse Sophie is pregnant. When Frederick is invited to fly out to the film world's party of the year on the remote Pacific island of Makulalanana, knowing that Sophie and Matt will be there, he hires 'Miss Melissa', a hooker, to play the part of his gorgeous new girlfriend. On meeting Sophie again, Frederick is convinced that the baby must be his. He pays Melissa to seduce Matt...
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The Story of Harry

Author: William Mcgehee

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426929048

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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The Story of Harry is a book of inspiration for anyone thinking that life has dealt them an irreversible blow. Harry Fleming was deserted and left without parents at nine years of age in a foreign country, yet in every facet of his life he became a success. He traveled the world, learned eleven languages and he was the kindest and most honorable gentleman anyone would ever hope to meet. When asked how he became so successful, he remarked, "I guess the knowing how is in the doing." Harry was an entrepreneur, a champion prizefighter, an entertainer, humanitarian, and in WWII proved to be a patriot. Harry was a Black American. Come along and enjoy Harry's story with an open mind and you will laugh, cry, and wonder how and why he was so successful in all of his endeavors.
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Another America: The Story of Liberia and the Former Slaves Who Ruled It

Author: James Ciment

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 1429946881

Category: History

Page: 320

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The first popular history of the former American slaves who founded, ruled, and lost Africa's first republic In 1820, a group of about eighty African Americans reversed the course of history and sailed back to Africa, to a place they would name after liberty itself. They went under the banner of the American Colonization Society, a white philanthropic organization with a dual agenda: to rid America of its blacks, and to convert Africans to Christianity. The settlers staked out a beachhead; their numbers grew as more boats arrived; and after breaking free from their white overseers, they founded Liberia—Africa's first black republic—in 1847. James Ciment's Another America is the first full account of this dramatic experiment. With empathy and a sharp eye for human foibles, Ciment reveals that the Americo-Liberians struggled to live up to their high ideals. They wrote a stirring Declaration of Independence but re-created the social order of antebellum Dixie, with themselves as the master caste. Building plantations, holding elegant soirees, and exploiting and even helping enslave the native Liberians, the persecuted became the persecutors—until a lowly native sergeant murdered their president in 1980, ending 133 years of Americo rule. The rich cast of characters in Another America rivals that of any novel. We encounter Marcus Garvey, who coaxed his followers toward Liberia in the 1920s, and the rubber king Harvey Firestone, who built his empire on the backs of native Liberians. Among the Americoes themselves, we meet the brilliant intellectual Edward Blyden, one of the first black nationalists; the Baltimore-born explorer Benjamin Anderson, seeking a legendary city of gold in the Liberian hinterland; and President William Tubman, a descendant of Georgia slaves, whose economic policies brought Cadillacs to the streets of Monrovia, the Liberian capital. And then there are the natives, men like Joseph Samson, who was adopted by a prominent Americo family and later presided over the execution of his foster father during the 1980 coup. In making Liberia, the Americoes transplanted the virtues and vices of their country of birth. The inspiring and troubled history they created is, to a remarkable degree, the mirror image of our own.
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