The Long and Winding Road

Author: Alan Johnson

Publisher: Corgi

ISBN: 9780552172158

Category: Politicians

Page: 352

View: 8247

From the condemned slums of Southam Street in West London to the corridors of power in Westminster, Alan Johnson's multi-award-winning autobiography charts an extraordinary journey, almost unimaginable in today's Britain. This third volume tells of Alan's early political skirmishes as a trades union leader, where his negotiating skills and charismatic style soon came to the notice of Tony Blair and other senior members of the Labour Party. As a result, Alan was chosen to stand in the constituency of Hull West and Hessle, and entered Parliament as an MP after the landslide election victory for Labour in May 1997. His book takes you into a world which is at once familiar and strange: this is politics as you've never seen it before

The Long and Winding Road from Blake to the Beatles

Author: M. Schneider

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230613179

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

View: 8289

This book traces the musical and cultural achievements of this contemporary musical phenomenon to its origin in the Romantic revolution of the 1790's in England when traditional concepts of literature, politics, education and social relationships were challenged as they were in the 1960's.

Long and Winding Roads

The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441101101

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 9913

In Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles, Kenneth Womack brings the band's story vividly to life-from their salad days as a Liverpool Skiffle group and their apprenticeship in the nightclubs and mean streets of Hamburg through their early triumphs at the legendary Cavern Club and the massive onslaught of Beatlemania itself. By mapping the group's development as an artistic fusion, Womack traces the Beatles' creative arc from their first, primitive recordings through Abbey Road and the twilight of their career. In order to communicate the nature and power of the band's remarkable achievement, Womack examines the Beatles' body of work as an evolving art object. He investigates the origins and creation of the group's compositions, as well as the songwriting and recording practices that brought them to fruition. Womack's analysis of the Beatles' albums transports readers on a journey through the Beatles' heyday as recording artists between 1962 and 1969, when the band enjoyed a staggering musical and lyrical leap that took them from their first album Please Please Me, which they recorded in the space of a single day, to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the White Album, and Abbey Road-albums that collectively required literally thousands of hours to produce. In addition to considering the band's increasing self-consciousness about the overall production, design, and presentation of their art, Womack explores the Beatles' albums as a collection of musical and lyrical impressions that finds them working towards a sense of aesthetic unity. In Long and Winding Roads, Womack reveals the ways in which the Beatles gave life to a musical synthesis that would change the world.

The Long and Winding Road

Author: TJ Klune

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1635336813

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

View: 8041

In this final chapter in a tale of family, love, and sacrifice, the events of the past pave the long and winding road toward a future no one could have imagined.

Youth and Society

The Long and Winding Road, Third Edition

Author: Vappu Tyyskä

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551305437

Category: Adolescence

Page: 432

View: 981

In this essential third edition, Vappu Tyyskä examines the challenges faced by today's young people through a critical lens. Difficult questions related to such issues as employment, education, social pressure, identity, and crime are explored by Tyyskä as she paints a fascinating picture of modern youth in three countries: Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The author explores the negative stereotypes surrounding young people, and argues that it is time to contextualize our understanding of youth by addressing the underlying social, economic, and political issues they face. Each of the ten revised chapters begins with a list of key learning objectives and ends with discussion questions to aid in the learning process and stimulate critical thinking. This new edition incorporates updated statistics, comprehensive tables, and revised narratives in which the author explores topics pertinent to today's youth such as the influence of social media, eating disorders, and recent changes to the juvenile justice system.

Angie McCartney

My Long and Winding Road

Author: Angie McCartney

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0957502915

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

View: 9167

Liverpool-born “terminally cheerful” Angie McCartney has enjoyed a life of amazing ups and downs, tempered by a breathtaking blend of optimism and determination to succeed, no matter what may befall her. She married Paul McCartney’s father Jim in November 1964, at the height of The Beatles phenomenon that powered much of the music of the Swinging Sixties, but even before that her life was remarkable. She survived not only childhood illness, but the bombing of Liverpool in World War II, learning the skills that would help shape a career that continues to this day. Throughout her life, having finished her formal schooling at the age of 11, Angie has pursued writing, and now this determined octogenarian has finally collected many terrific memories, from first meeting John Lennon to travelling the world with her daughter Ruth, through to her most recent ventures which include establishing McCartney Multimedia, Inc. and setting up her own thriving organic tea business. Angie modestly claims her busy lifestyle is simply better than working for a living. Here’s your chance to find out more about the swinging 60’s, the Fab Four from the indefatigable First Lady of Tea –Angie McCartney.

A Long and Winding Road

Xavier Herbert's Literary Journey

Author: Sean Monahan

Publisher: Uwa Pub

ISBN: 9781876268930

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 322

View: 796

Part literary criticism, part literary detective story, this is the first major study of the work of Xavier Herbert, one of the great Australian novelists of the 20th century. It began as an attempt to answer two questions: Why did a novel as magnificent as Poor Fellow My Country receive so lukewarm a response from much of the critical establishment? And how did a man who sometimes wrote so badly ever learn to write such a novel? In exploring these questions, Sean Monahan provides perceptive new readings of Herbert's major works, and he looks in each of the earlier works for clues to solve the mystery of where the final great achievement came from. This engaging, accessible book makes a substantial and original contribution to an understanding of Herbert's fiction, while at the same time telling the human story of a writer's rocky road to creating a masterpiece.

The Long and Winding Road

Author: Erik Sternberger

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1435733584

Category:

Page: 114

View: 6088

A tragic love story where a man falls in love with a criminal.

The Long and Winding Road

Author: Ted Greenwald

Publisher: MetroBooks

ISBN: 9781567996234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 7263

Provides a brief history of the Beatles, with individual biographies of John, Paul, George, and Ringo; contains annotated listings of their major concerts and film appearances; features a discography with recording notes and anecdotes; and includes other miscellaneous information about the band.

The Long and Winding Road to an Asbestos Free Workplace

Author: Jan Cremers,Rolf Gehring

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789057271069

Category: Medical

Page: 159

View: 6400

With a wide range of contributions from a series of experts, this comprehensive survey of the current status of asbestos policy focuses on the early importance of the mineral fiber to the global industrial complex, the ensuing health disaster, and the long process that led to its ban in the European Union. The study focuses on the well-documented dangers that asbestos poses as well as the health and safety and political issues that surround it. The book also points out that asbestos is still mined and asbestos-containing products are still produced in a number of locations around the world, and argues that bans must be complemented by proactive inspection, identification, and mapping of contamination in order to protect workers and citizens against its adverse effects.

The Long and Winding Road

Discovering the Pleasures and Treasures of Highway 97

Author: Jim Couper

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781894974127

Category: Travel

Page: 207

View: 4046

Highway 97 winds its way from the high desert plains of northern California to the Yukon-British Columbia border, making it North America's longest north-south road. Author Jim Couper takes you on a spectacular guided tour from one end of this unsung highway to the other, mixing historical anecdotes with information on colourful local events and must-see points of interest. From hot springs to volcanoes, dynamic cities to ghost towns, Highway 97 holds surprises and charms at every turn. Take in the lava beds and deserts, arid uplands and giant cedars, and orchards and vineyards of Oregon and Washington. Above the border, cruise through BC's sunny Okanagan, famous for its roadside fruit and vegetable stands and 60 outstanding wineries. Marvel at pristine lakes, mighty rivers and marble canyons in Cariboo ranch country, where gold-rush lore and friendly people make it a land for all seasons. End your tour in the northern wilderness, where untamed nature still holds sway. This entertaining, practical guide is invaluable to anyone interested in travelling all or part of this fascinating road.

A Long and Winding Road

Author: Win Blevins

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504033124

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

View: 7304

The penultimate chapter in this Spur Award–winning series of historical adventure novels features the vibrant culture of 1820s Santa Fe, a daring rescue mission, and a cast of unforgettable characters drawn from the ranks of America’s great mountain men and explorers In the decade since Sam Morgan left Pennsylvania for the vast wilderness beyond the Rocky Mountains, he’s become a fearless and resourceful fur trapper, befriending such historical notables as Kit Carson, Jim Bridger, and Irish Tom Fitzpatrick. Sam and his friends celebrate a double wedding in Santa Fe, but shortly after the ceremony, Navajo raiders kidnap the two brides. Accompanied by his hothead son, Tomás, and trapper Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau, son of Sacajawea, Sam sets out to rescue his adopted daughters. But his heart is heavy: His vibrant lover, Doña Paloma, is dying of cancer and wants to travel alone to the shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The rescue mission takes Sam deep into Navajo, Ute, and Blackfeet Indian territory as he battles a corrupt Mexican governor, manipulative tribal chiefs, murderous raiders, and treacherous companions. When he finally reaches the captive girls, he meets a trapper called Pegleg Smith—and the surprise of a lifetime.

The Long and Winding Road

From Beatles to Benidorm

Author: Vince Tracy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483634582

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 573

There must have been a time when you just could not get a certain song out of your head. Perhaps it was the last sound played at the disco or perhaps theres a certain riff in a song that haunts you? Perhaps its one of those songs which have a special meaning for you or a special person in your life? Whatever the reason we all have had musical influences throughout our life and some we have deliberately chosen whilst others have crept in because we watch television and listen to the radio. We also have been subjected to other musical influences from shops, restaurants, churches, dance halls and anyone whistling or singing near us. Why was it almost impossible to remember Shakespeares quotations when I tried to learn them for school yet I can remember words to songs without even trying to memorise them? As someone who has made a living from playing music for others to listen to it has interested me greatly to find out whether any of the records which have made the popular music charts has had a greater influence on me than I have realized. I will also try to remember the words to the songs I heard in my younger years without using either reference books or a safety net! I will also attempt to put the music in some kind of time frame looking at what else was happening aside from the music. I will also identify how my own appreciation of music has evolved and that charts become less important with age. This will be the basis of a large part of my book. I will also try to show that I have had to show a good amount of true grit and determination in order to eventually find the job I had always wanted from my childhood days of listening to Radio Luxembourg and Radio Caroline. Moreover, it takes a lifetime to really see your priorities. Join me now in my musical voyage of discovery.

The Long Winding Road to Nakhon Nowhere

When Thailand Truly was the Land of Smiles

Author: Roger Crutchley

Publisher: Proglen Trading Co., Ltd.

ISBN: 6167817995

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

View: 5763

The Beatles

Uncut the Long and Winding Road

Author: Michael Gent

Publisher: Blitz Books

ISBN: 9780993017025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 4910

THE BEATLES UNCUT THE LONG WINDING ROAD HARDBACK BOOK AND 4 DVD SET This Illustrated Limited Edition hardback book together with four DVD's provides an insight into the unique journey of the most ground breaking and influential British groups of all time The Beatles. The book features a track by track analysis of every studio album The Beatles recorded and follows the origins of the band first formation in August 1960 as a five piece through to their eventual split with McCartney leaving in April 1970. The book is illustrated throughout with many colour images. The four DVD films are jam-packed with in depth rare archive interviews with the band with insights and the views from journalists and insiders who followed the band from the very beginning.

Bear, Otter, and the Kid

Author: TJ Klune

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1613720882

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 4929

Bear still believes his place is as the Kid’s guardian, but will Otter make him think there could be something more?

On the Shores of Titan's Farthest Sea

A Scientific Novel

Author: Michael Carroll

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319177591

Category: Science

Page: 268

View: 7623

Titan is practically a planet in its own right, with a diameter similar to that of Mercury, methane rainstorms, organic soot and ethane seas. All of the most detailed knowledge on the moon's geology, volcanology, meteorology, marine sciences and chemistry are gathered together here to paint a factually accurate hypothetical future of early human colonization on this strange world. The views from Titan’s Mayda Outpost are spectacular, but all is not well at the moon's remote science base. On the shore of a methane sea beneath glowering skies, atmospherics researcher Abigail Marco finds herself in the middle of murder, piracy and colleagues who seem to be seeing sea monsters and dead people from the past. On the Shores of Titan’s Farthest Sea provides thrills, excitement and mystery – couched in the latest science – on one of the Solar System’s most bizarre worlds, Saturn’s huge moon Titan. "This riveting story, set against a plausibly well integrated interplanetary space, carries us along with its bright and interesting characters. We feel absolutely transported to a hauntingly beautiful and alien Titan through Carroll's masterful weaving of art and science." – Jani Radebaugh, Professor of Planetary Sciences, Titan dune expert, BYU "It's a fun read! Really makes Titan come alive, literally..." – Astrophysicist and author Ralph Lorenz "Michael Carroll's new novel "On the Shores of Titan's Farthest Sea" (Springer) is a gripping, good-vs-evil tale that sparkles with imagination. It's set on the shores of Kraken Mare, the vast methane sea found high in the northern latitudes of Saturn's moon, Titan, in a future when humanity has spread throughout the solar system. The villains are wicked, the heroes are scientists (Thanks, Mike!), the story is convincing, the dialogue snappy, and the scenery is right out of our catalog of findings on this cold, hazy and alien world. If you fancy skipping forward 250 years and checking out how humankind might be navigating the very geography and landforms we have uncovered in our years touring Saturn, this book is for you!" --Carolyn Porco, leader of the Cassini Imaging Science team and the Director of the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations (CICLOPS) at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado