The Biography

Author: Warren Zanes

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0805099697

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6877


The New York Times Bestseller *One of Rolling Stone's 10 Best Music Books of 2015* An exhilarating and intimate account of the life of music legend Tom Petty, by an accomplished writer and musician who toured with Petty No one other than Warren Zanes, rocker and writer and friend, could author a book about Tom Petty that is as honest and evocative of Petty's music and the remarkable rock and roll history he and his band helped to write. Born in Gainesville, Florida, with more than a little hillbilly in his blood, Tom Petty was a Southern shit kicker, a kid without a whole lot of promise. Rock and roll made it otherwise. From meeting Elvis, to seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, to producing Del Shannon, backing Bob Dylan, putting together a band with George Harrison, Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne, making records with Johnny Cash, and sending well more than a dozen of his own celebrated recordings high onto the charts, Tom Petty's story has all the drama of a rock and roll epic. Now in his mid-sixties, still making records and still touring, Petty, known for his reclusive style, has shared with Warren Zanes his insights and arguments, his regrets and lasting ambitions, and the details of his life on and off the stage. This is a book for those who know and love the songs, from "American Girl" and "Refugee" to "Free Fallin'" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance," and for those who want to see the classic rock and roll era embodied in one man's remarkable story. Dark and mysterious, Petty manages to come back, again and again, showing us what the music can do and where it can take us.

A Petty Trader Driven by Purpose: a Biography of Mofopefoluwa Joseph, Frm

Author: Mofopefoluwa Joseph FRM

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728386195

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 5633


A Petty Trader Driven by Purpose: A biography of Mofopefoluwa Joseph, FRM, narrates an inspiring life of a focused and spirit-filled business man that built his petty trading from nothing to what now becomes a formidable business entity. The book encapsulates Mofopefoluwa’s humble beginning as a man that surrenders his life to the commandment and direction of God, even before he became a Christian. The biography narrates how Mofopefoluwa listens to the voice of God concerning his education, marriage, conversion, total change of name, and line of business he engaged in. The narration in the book, that of Mofopefoluwa’s six decades on earth, should inspire not only the younger generations but also the older ones because it gives a vivid account of how God himself used Mofopefoluwa’s life to add values to the lives of numerous human beings through his philanthropic service to humanity. The book will surely encourage prospective business-minded individuals who are desirous of building a career from trading to forge ahead with divine focus while they have little or no working capital because Mofopefoluwa’s petty trading that metamorphoses to a multimillion business spanning selling of weighing scales and virtual stamps to real estate commenced without a working capital. Hence, there are many prospective millionaire petty traders out there that Mofepefoluwa’s purpose-driven life will inspire to fulfill their destinies.

Tom Petty

A Rock and Roll Life

Author: Nick Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780980056181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

View: 8130


As the definitive biography of American-bred rocker Tom Petty, this updated and revised book examines his lengthy music career, his personal life and his public battles. The book also chronicles Petty's work with Mudcrutch and the Traveling Wilburys.

Virginia Marriage Records

From the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly

Author: Elizabeth Petty Bentley

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 0806309830

Category: Reference

Page: 794

View: 2887


From ther Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly.

A History of Economic Theory and Method

Fifth Edition

Author: Robert B. Ekelund, Jr.,Robert F. Hébert

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478608609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 637

View: 9376


Economics, as intellectual discourse, is not a settled body of principles; it is a heterogeneous discipline with numerous traditions, each based on a cluster of theories. Ekelund and Hebert, experienced researchers and educators, balance continuity and consensus in the evolution of economic theory with alternative points of view about the nature, scope, and method of economic inquiry. Their creative approach gives readers a feel for the thought processes of the great minds in economics and underscores key ideas impacting contemporary thought and practice. Building on the solid foundation of previous editions, the fifth edition of A History of Economic Theory and Method presents an updated and expanded examination of the essential theoretical elements of an economy and the numerous institutions that affect market behavior, beginning with the ancient Greeks and ending with the late twentieth century. It features an in-depth interpretation of the transition from classical to neoclassical economic thought, exposes some of the dissident voices raised against classical economic orthodoxy, discusses game theory, takes a close look at the origins of traditional microeconomics, avoids highly technical or graphically complicated material, and examines the advantages and disadvantages of economics achieving a scientific statusapplying mathematical and statistical techniques in economic inquiry. Chapters contain boxed material that enrich touchstone ideas or mark procedural disagreements and alternative approaches to economics.

Illinois Artillery Officer's Civil War

The Diary and Letters of John Cheney

Author: Gordon Armstrong

Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing

ISBN: 1589397673

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 2137


John Cheney was a well educated businessman living in Dixon, Illinois. In 1862 he raised an artillery company-Battery F, 1st Illinois Light Artillery-and served as its captain. Battery F fought in the Western Theatre in the Army of the Tennessee (Gens. Grant and Sherman). This volume draws on 318 entries from Cheney's Civil War diary and 100 letters he wrote home to his wife, plus additional documents, photos, and material relating to his life before, during and after the war. Cheney's letters and diary entries have a warmth and intimacy that is unusual in writing of that time. John Cheney served out a strong sense of duty to the country that had provided him with security and opportunity. Over time he developed health problems that tested that sense of duty. Cheney was entirely absorbed in his activities when in combat or advancing on Confederate troops. During times of inactivity he suffered boredom and experienced loneliness being separated from his wife and two children. During the Atlanta campaign, his 11-year-old son Royce accompanied him. Cheney was an ordinary man doing his best in the extraordinary occurrences of war.

Science, Culture, and Modern State Formation

Author: Patrick Carroll

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520932807

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

View: 4034


This highly original, groundbreaking study explores the profound relationship between science and government to present a new understanding of modern state formation. Beginning with the experimental science of Robert Boyle in seventeenth-century England, Patrick Carroll develops the concept of engine science to capture the centrality of engineering practices and technologies in the emerging mechanical philosophy. He traces the introduction of engine science into colonial Ireland, showing how that country subsequently became a laboratory for experiments in statecraft. Carroll’s wide-ranging study, spanning institutions, political philosophy, and policy implementation, demonstrates that a number of new technological developments—from cartography, statistics, and natural history to geology, public health, and sanitary engineering—reveal how modern science came to engineer land, people, and the built environment into a material political state in an unprecedented way, creating the "modern" state. Shedding new light on sociology, the history of science and technology, and on the history of British colonial projects in Ireland from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, his study has implications for understanding postcolonial occupations and nation-building ventures today and on contemporary dilemmas such as the role of science and government in environmental sustainability.

Tom Petty: Rock ‘n’ Roll Guardian

Author: Andrea M. Rotondo

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 085712868X

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 9849


Tom Petty: Rock 'n' Roll Guardian is the first intimate portrait of one of rock’s most enduring figures. Songs like American Girl, The Waiting and I Won’t Back Down have touched people from all walks of life because he sung about what he knew – love won, love lost and hardship overcome. Tom Petty’s predisposition to find trouble was always matched by his steely determination to overcome it. After shaky beginnings with his first band, Tom Petty steered his way through bankruptcy, drama and personal loss – including the deaths of his bandmates Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Heartbreakers bassist Howie Epstein – to forge a lasting impact on the world, selling more than 80 million records worldwide. In the wake of his death, this celebratory Omnibus Enhanced edition now features curated Spotify playlists of his early influences, his collaborations and his greatest songs. Additionally, an interactive Digital Timeline of his life charts his uncertain path with video footage of interviews, live performances and more. Born too late to be in the vanguard of rock ’n’ roll first time round, he has nonetheless proved a truly memorable keeper of the flame. This is his remarkable story...

Oxford dictionary of national biography

from the earliest times to the year 2000

Author: Henry Colin Gray Matthew,Brian Howard Harrison,British Academy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198613930

Category: British

Page: 998

View: 3871


50,000 biographies and 60 million words record the lives of the men and women who shaped all aspects of British history. All walks of life are represented, new fields greatly increased alongside more traditional areas. A new focus gives extended coverageto the regions, Britons abroad and former colonies.