Author: Jefferson R. Cowie
An epic account of how working-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the '70s, Stayin' Alive is a wide-ranging cultural and political history that presents the decade in a whole new light. Jefferson Cowie's edgy and incisive book - part political intrigue, part labor history, with large doses of American music, film, and TV lore - makes new sense of the '70s as a crucial and poorly understood transition from the optimism of New Deal America to the widening economic inequalities and dampened expectations of the present. Stayin' Alive takes us from the factory floors of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Detroit to the Washington of Nixon, Ford, and Carter. Cowie connects politics to culture, showing how the big screen and the jukebox can help us understand how America turned away from the radicalism of the '60s and toward the patriotic promise of Ronald Reagan. He also makes unexpected connections between the secrets of the Nixon White House and the failings of the George McGovern campaign, between radicalism and the blue-collar backlash, and between the earthy twang of Merle Haggard's country music and the falsetto highs of Saturday Night Fever. Cowie captures nothing less than the defining characteristics of a new era. Stayin' Alive is a book that will forever define a misunderstood decade.
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Author: Catherine M. Banbury,Will G. Mitchell,University of Michigan. School of Business Administration
Category: Business & Economics
Health Myths and Facts Uncovered
Author: Mak Koon Hou
Publisher: Write Editions
As society advances at breakneck speed amid widespread digital disruption and information avalanche—including the ever-increasing bombardment of contradictory advice and news on health—how do you stay healthy to live well? Stayin’ Alive aims to empower readers to think and live healthily by uncovering common health myths and facts swirling around online and offline. Authored by leading cardiologist Dr Mak Koon Hou, this easy-to-read, informative and intriguing book helps you get your body in shape, understand the truth regarding diet and exercise, and finally, apply the knowledge daily. Divided into three parts, Part I addresses key issues such as heart health, blood pressure, regular exercise, sleep and eating habits. Part II highlights some of the current research findings on areas such as fats, statins (amid the “cholesterol war”), clinical trials, medical innovations and ageing. Part III zooms in on lifestyle and everyday foods—from salt, sugar and carbs to seafood, milk, vitamins and even wine. It underscores the impact of your eating and drinking habits upon your health. Ultimately, staying alive is about staying well, and happy.
Author: Michael Adams,Amy Langstaff
Publisher: Viking Books
Category: Social Science
The Disco Inferno Of The Bee Gees
Author: Simon Spence
Publisher: Jawbone Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'We didn't know what the film was about. We didn't know there was a conflict of image that could perhaps hurt us later on. It sort of grew, blew out of proportion.' - Barry Gibb In the late 70s, the Bee Gees spectacularly revived their career and, with their soundtrack to the Saturday Night Fever film, became the biggest disco group in the world. But when the disco boom crashed they went from icons to punch lines overnight. The band was inescapably frozen in time: all long, flowing manes, big teeth, falsettos, medallions, hairy chests, and skintight satin trousers, one finger forever pointing in the air. The Bee Gees would spend the next forty years trying to convince people there was more to them, growing ever more resentful of their gigantic disco success. 'We'd like to dress "Stayin' Alive" up in a white suit and gold chains and set it on fire,' they said. Stayin' Alive finally lifts that millstone from around their necks by joyfully reappraising and celebrating their iconic disco era. Taking the reader deep into the excesses of the most hedonistic of music scenes, it tells how three brothers from Manchester transformed themselves into the funkiest white group ever and made the world dance. No longer a guilty pleasure but a national treasure.
Survival Tactics for the Visual Artist
Author: Robin Hopper
Publisher: Krause Publications
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Internationally recognized artist and author Robin Hopper details survival strategies for developing a personal lifestyle as a creative artist. The text is a combination of pragmatism, practicality, and philosophy, liberally spiced with humor and anecdotes from Hopper's 45 years of personal experience. This book also incorporates personal life stories of 19 full-time studio artists. Between them, these artists have more than 500 years of studio experience in the art of staying alive. &break;&break;Stayin' Alive also includes, from four specialists in the field, information on legal and financial matters, how to approach magazine publishers, and tips for photographing work.
Das Quizbuch über die Gibb Brüder von Staying alive bis You win again
Author: Finn Jonas
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Bist du ein Quizgenie? Könntest du bei den Sendungen im TV auch mitmachen? Bist du bereit für die Herausforderung dein Wissen auf die Probe zu stellen? Teste dein Wissen über die "Bee Gees"! Wie viele der 200 Fragen kannst du beantworten? Vielleicht lernst du etwas dazu. Du wirst auf der nächsten Party mit deinem Wissen im Mittelpunkt der Gespräche stehen (Natürlich bekommst du auch die Antworten auf die Quizfragen geliefert) Kannst du zum Beispiel diese Fragen hier beantworten: Wann wurde die Band gegründet? Wofür erhielten die Bee Gees einen Eintrag im Guiness Buch der Rekorde? Stayin‘alive hat eine zweite Berufung gefunden. Welche ist das? Das ideale Geschenk für alle "BEE GEES FANS"
Armed and Female in an Unsafe World
Author: Paxton Quigley
Category: Social Science
Stayin' Alive is the bible of women's gun self-defense. More than 12 million American women own a gun for self protection and this book is written for them and the millions more thinking about buying one.
The Invention of Safe Sex, a Personal History
Author: Richard Berkowitz
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
The controversial and fascinating story of how “safe sex” – the one truly life-saving intervention in the history of AIDS – became inextricably part of the American cultural landscape
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company
The Gibb Brothers (Bee Gees) were one of the hottest groups of the late '60s and '70s. Their rich vocal harmonies provided a trademark sound that made them an award-winning group. Several of their hit songs became the foundation for the classic disco movie Saturday Night Fever. This medley includes: Night Fever, Stayin' Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Too Much Heaven, Words, I Started a Joke, and I've Gotta Get a Message To You.
Author: Kiwi Bloke
Publisher: Paul Oliver
Category: Performing Arts
Contained in this book are the lyrics to over 200 of the greatest songs of the 80's. Contents are an easy layout containing the Artist and their songs for easy searching. Grab a copy and I guarantee it will bring back the memories.
Author: Charles Vance
When you grow up in one of the roughest housing projects in America, "Stayin' Alive" isn't just the title of a movie soundtrack from the 70's. Staying alive becomes a focused goal that is challenged on every side. Through crime, violence, drugs and cancer, Charles Vance has faced those challenges head on. As a naturally gifted artist, Charles has used his talent to promote peace, especially among at-risk youth in the city of Chicago. In this book, he shares some of his magnificent artwork along with snippets of his amazing story. Come and be inspired to MAGNIFII PEACE not hate in your world.
Author: Penelope Dyan
Publisher: Bellissima Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Meet Larry the elephant and find out why he is worried about just staying alive! And while you are learning all about Larry, you can practice your reading skills! Because this is another Penelope Dyan 'learn to read' book filled with word repetition, word recognition and rhyme; and its extra large print is easy on young eyes!