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.
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.
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.
Author: Michael Adams,Amy Langstaff
Publisher: Viking Books
Category: Social Science
surviving technological innovation pacemakers, 1959-1990
Author: Catherine M. Banbury,Will G. Mitchell,University of Michigan. School of Business Administration
Category: Business & Economics
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
The Serendipitous ’70S
Author: Gene Baumgaertner
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Staying Alive is the sequel to An Innocent ManThe Life and Times of an American Baby Boomer. The first book explored growing up in the 1950s and 1960s. Staying Alive continues the adventure into the serendipitous 1970s. The same characters we enjoyed so much in An Innocent Man return and try to take the great leap from late adolescence into early adulthood. Follow our baby boomers as they struggle to survive college, avoid or cope with the Vietnam War, and eventually join mainstream society. Watch these reckless students try to turn themselves into budding professionals; struggle with marriage, child-rearing, and divorce; and try to survive the ups and downs of the volatile 1970s. Totally submerged in their own lives and interests, they still cant avoid the impacts of multiple wars, two oil embargos, rampant inflation, on-again off-again recession, and other world and life-changing events. Follow Ed Bakers efforts to just keep staying alive, John Fitzmorriss transition from Vietnam to a normal life, Johnny Latellas desire to keep scoringon and off the athletic field, Jerry Prinzs simple desire to succeed in business, and Jack Fitzhughs tenacious struggle to turn bad luck into good. Will they survive the gyrating 1970s, and can they do it alone, or does friendship really make a difference?
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.