My Life, My Way

Author: Cliff Richard,Penny Junor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750530859

Category: Large type books

Page: 388

View: 4746

Sir Cliff Richard has sold more than 250 million records around the world since he burst onto the music scene in 1958. In a world fuelled by drink, sex, and drugs, he is perennially attractive without any of those things that keep other singers' profiles high. Now, working with the highly acclaimed biographer and journalist Penny Junor, Cliff speaks freely and frankly about his 50 years in pop music, including a chapter on America and many mentions of his U.S. tours. Inspirational and hugely talented, his extraordinary story is one to read and treasure for the next 50 years.

Cliff Richard

The Biography

Author: Steve Turner

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745952796

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 446

View: 867

An updated edition of the outstanding bestseller coinciding with Cliff's celebration of 50 years in show business in 2008.

Rising Tide

The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

Author: John M. Barry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416563326

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 2112

An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics forever. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Lillian Smith Award.


Author: Robin Morgan,Chris Weston,Amy Turner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901268515

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 4106

For more than five decades Cliff Richard has sustained an unrivalled career in show business, spanning the cultural universe of rock and pop music, in film, on television and on stage. No band or artist can claim either the longevity or the breadth of his success, none have navigated international fame and celebrity with such integrity and professional dedication – and few have earned the love and respect afforded by three generations of fans. We know his story – the music, the man, the hits, awards, records, sell-out tours and his legacy, but this book is his story and his history, in an indelible collection of memorable photographs that comprises an incomparable and compelling archive, devotees will treasure.

Living with a SEAL

31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet

Author: Jesse Itzler

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1455534692

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7430

Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler chronicles his month of living and extreme fitness training with a Navy SEAL in the New York Times and #1 LA Times bestseller LIVING WITH A SEAL, now with two bonus chapters. Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler will try almost anything. His life is about being bold and risky. So when Jesse felt himself drifting on autopilot, he hired a rather unconventional trainer to live with him for a month-an accomplished Navy SEAL widely considered to be "the toughest man on the planet"! LIVING WITH A SEAL is like a buddy movie if it starred the Fresh Prince of Bel- Air...and Rambo. Jesse is about as easy-going as you can get. SEAL is...not. Jesse and SEAL's escapades soon produce a great friendship, and Jesse gains much more than muscle. At turns hilarious and inspiring, LIVING WITH A SEAL ultimately shows you the benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone.


The Complete Collection

Author: Rob Rodi,Tony Bedard

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 1302481835

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 8821

During her time with the X-Men, the mysterious young woman known as Rogue has been many things. Soldier, friend, student…and daughter. But when a mission brings her back to her childhood home in Mississippi, Rogue comes face-to-face with the demons in her past — and a terrible secret that has haunted her family since her birth! With Gambit on hand to help out, Rogue must discover her parents’ fate! Then, when a photograph surfaces of Rogue and Mystique during their time in the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants — a photograph that Rogue has no memory of — her search for the truth takes her all the way to Japan! And during clashes with Sunfire and Lady Deathstrike, a traumatic encounter will leave Rogue drastically changed! Who is Blindspot — and is she Rogue’s best friend, or greatest foe? Collecting ROGUE (2004) #1-12.

Top of the Pops 50th Anniversary

Author: Patrick Humphries

Publisher: McNidder and Grace Limited

ISBN: 085716063X

Category: Music

Page: 216

View: 6892

It's Number One... it's Top Of The Pops', for every generation from 1964, until the show ended in 2006, that was the sentence every young television viewer sat down to hear. At its peak, a quarter of the UKs entire population was watching. 'Top Of The Pops' was the pivotal pop television programme over its 2,000 weekly episodes, the programme gave peak airtime to every act, from The Beatles to Beyonce... from Cream to Coldplay... from Pink Floyd to Pink! From its humble beginnings in 1964 from a disused church through to the programme's pan-global appeal in the 1990s, 'Top Of The Pops' became synonymous with the best in pop television. This book tells the incredible story of 'Top of the Pops'. It is not just the story of a long-running television programme. The story of 'Top of the Pops' is the story of British popular music. It is a shadow history of British rock & roll, and beyond. It is the story of how a 6-week show turned into a pan-global phenomenon and how for 40 years, 'Top of the Pops' was a British institution. With a span of nearly half a century, there are so many highlights: The Beatles only live appearance, in 1966, promoting Paperback Writer... the Who getting banned... the first colour edition in 1969... David Bowie's breakthrough performance of Starman in 1972... Nirvana's chaotic 1991 appearance promoting Smells Like Teen Spirit... the Blur versus Oasis battle... Justin Timberlake playing bass with the Flaming Lips in 2003... 'Top Of The Pops II' was launched in 1994, bringing the programme to a whole new audience. Around the same time, the BBC licensed the 'Top Of The Pops' brand to over 90 countries, with an estimated audience of 100 million. Though it ceased broadcasting in 2006, thanks to the internet, compilation CDs; and repeated viewing on BBC4... 'Top Of The Pops' lives on.

Mrs. Kennedy and Me

Author: Clint Hill,Lisa McCubbin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451648464

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 343

View: 5468

A former Secret Service agent recounts his shared experiences with the former First Lady before and after her husband's death, discussing the birth of John, Jr., and Jackie's first encounters with Aristotle Onassis.


A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 2301

New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Rugby's Strangest Matches

Extraordinary but true stories from over a century of rugby

Author: John Griffiths

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911042297

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 3093

Rugby fans will delight in this astonishing collection of outlandish stories from the past 150 years of the game. Here you’ll find, among many other curious events, the Irish international who arranged his marriage in order to play against England, the team of top soccer players who beat their rugby counterparts at their own game, the day the entire Wales team was sent off, and when in an astonishing turn of events underdog Japan trimphed and beat South Africa (and who doesn't love an underdog). The tales in this book are bizarre, fascinating, and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for 2016, this book makes the perfect gift for the rugby obsessive in your life.

The Disney Dreams Collection Original Art by Thomas Kinkade Coloring Book

Author: Thomas Kinkade

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781449483180

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 9588

Now you can color along with the master, Thomas Kinkade, painter of light. And what could be better than coloring these paintings with the timeless magic of classic Disney stories and their captivating characters? In this unique coloring book, sixty-three of Thomas Kinkade's Disney Dreams images are presented in color across from the black line art of the same image to be colored. Enter the world of the painter of light yourself, as you create your own renditions of these classic Disney character paintings, including Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Lion King, Snow White, and, of course, Mickey and Minnie.

David Bowie Play Book

Author: Matteo Guarnaccia,Giulia Pivetta

Publisher: ACC Distribution

ISBN: 9781851498420


Page: 96

View: 8531

* The ultimate collector's coloring and activity-book dedicated to the clothes, songs, and key people and places in the career of legendary superstar David Bowie* The complete guide to Bowie's brilliant world For the duration of his career, David Bowie kept away from scripts imposed by others, choosing, for better or for worse, to write his own story of his life. From the Sixties until his death in 2016, he created a series of fictional figures, imagining them in full, designing, and translating them on stage, giving each its unique identity.The clothes, faces, and music of those years become subjects to color in, paper-dolls to dress, and board games to assemble in this, the ultimate collector's activity-book: to be approached with glue, scissors and coloring pencils, dedicated to all the fans of the legendary superstar.

The Secret History of Mac Gaming

Author: Richard Moss

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1783524871

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 7304

The Macintosh challenged games to be more than child’s play and quick reflexes. It made human–computer interaction friendly, inviting and intuitive. Mac gaming led to much that is now taken for granted by PC gamers and spawned some of the biggest franchises in video game history. It allowed anyone to create games and playful software with ease, and gave indie developers a home for their products. It welcomed strange ideas and encouraged experimentation. It fostered passionate and creative communities who inspired and challenged developers to do better and to follow the Mac mantra ‘think different’. Drawing on archive material and interviews with key figures from the era – and featuring new material from Craig Fryar, Apple’s first Mac games evangelist and the co-creator of hit game Spectre – The Secret History of Mac Gaming is the story of those communities and the game developers who survived and thrived in an ecosystem that was serially ignored by the outside world. It’s a book about people who followed their hearts first and market trends second, showing how clever, quirky, and downright wonderful video games could be.

Anasazi Ruins of the Southwest in Color

Author: William M. Ferguson,Arthur H. Rohn

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indians of North America

Page: 296

View: 523

A well-illustrated survey of all the significant Anasazi sites.

My Little Mix Scrap Book

Author: Judge J

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530097746


Page: 106

View: 9376

Create Your Own Scrap Book featuring your number one Girl band...Little Mix. There are over 100 blank interior pages in this book, 8.5"x11," where you can paste your photos, cut and paste newspaper clippings, write your own detailed profile of the band Little Mix, their individual life, career, and how you feel about them and their songs. You can design and make your book unique to you, making it your own, adding to its content over time as their career grows. You will become an expert on Little Mix, the envy of all your friends... Not only will your scrap book be a fantastic record of Little Mix career, but it can also be used for multitude of purposes, sketches, notes, recipes, diary, drawings, Valentine's day, gifts, art, school projects, Christmas gifts, writing, ideas, fitness, games, football, autographs, as a comic book, etc, the list is endless. Some facts to get you started: When Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, entered 'The X Factor UK' show, 2011. They entered as individual singers, but unfortunately, they all failed to make it past boot camp. Fortunately, the Judges saw their potential and decided to give them another chance, and so finally they emerged as the 4 girl band, Rhythmix. This was later changed to 'Little Mix'. They went on to win the show and became the first girl group to win in eight years. They signed-up with Simon Cowell. They released a cover 'Cannoball' as their winner's single. Since then they have been on tours, and achieved some success with their released records that hit the UK charts including the Australian iTunes. They have also appeared on the Australian 'The X Factor'. They released their first debut album 'DNA', 2012, which went on the top-5 in eight countries, reaching number 2 in the UK and number 4 in the U.S. The first girl group to enter the U.S. charts since The Pussycat Dolls. Jesy Nelson was born on 14 July 1991 in Romford, England, she got engaged to Jake Roche the lead singer of the group Rixton, in July 2015. Leigh-Anne Pinnock was born on the 4 October 1991, in Buckinghamshire, England, she worked as a waitress. Jade Thirlwall was born on the 26 December 1992, in Laygate, England, were she went to college. Perrie Louise Edwards was born on the 10 July 1993, and was raised in South Shields, England, Were she met Zayn Malik, they became engaged in 2013, but broke it off in 2015. Some of Little Mix songs: 'A.D.I.D.A.S', 'Black Magic', 'Cannonball', 'Change Your Life', 'DNA', 'Going Nowhere', 'Grown', 'Hair', 'How Ya Doin'?', 'Lightning', 'Little Me', 'Love Me Like You', 'Madhouse', 'Move', 'Red Planet', 'Salute', 'Secret Love Song', 'These Four Walls', 'Weird People', 'Wings', 'Word Up!'. Links: Twitter: https: // Google+: https: // Website: http: //