The Rough Guide To Rock

Author: Peter Buckley
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781843531050
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Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.

Joseph Smith

Author: Richard Lyman Bushman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307426482
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Founder of the largest indigenous Christian church in American history, Joseph Smith published the 584-page Book of Mormon when he was twenty-three and went on to organize a church, found cities, and attract thousands of followers before his violent death at age thirty-eight. Richard Bushman, an esteemed cultural historian and a practicing Mormon, moves beyond the popular stereotype of Smith as a colorful fraud to explore his personality, his relationships with others, and how he received revelations. An arresting narrative of the birth of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling also brilliantly evaluates the prophet’s bold contributions to Christian theology and his cultural place in the modern world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Rough Guide To Jazz

Author: Ian Carr
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781843532569
File Size: 43,89 MB
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This completely updated and expanded edition of 'The Rough Guide to Jazz' is the essential one-volume guide to the music. Ian Carr, Digby Fairweather and Brian Priestly are practicing musicians and renowned jazz authorities, and they bring their insiders' knowledge to a guide that features - more than 2000 critical biographies, covering the spectrum from such legends as King Oliver, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and John Coltrane to rising stars like Esborn Svensson and Matthew Shipp; reviews of more than 3000 albums, on both CD and vinyl, selecting the top recordings for every key artist; classic photos from the best jazz photographers, including Herman Leonard, Jak Kilby, Raffaella Cavalieri, William Gottlieb and David Redfern.

The Rough Guide To Opera

Author: Matthew Boyden
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781858287492
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Sketches of opera composers, opera synopses, and CD reviews.

The Rough Riders

Author: Theodore Roosevelt
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President Roosevelt's personal narrative of his adventures during the Spanish-American War. The Rough Riders were a uniquely American crew of cowboys, scholars, land speculators, American Indians, and African Americans, and this volume chronicles their triumphs and defeats with riveting and engrossing detail. Also includes the list of men who he commanded and letters of recommendation for the Medal of Honor.

Diamond In The Rough

Author: Shawn Colvin
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062099167
File Size: 14,38 MB
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After learning to play guitar at the age of ten, Shawn Colvin was determined to make a life in music—a decision that would send a small-town girl out on the open road for good. In 1997, two decades after she started, she got her big break. Like the troubled would-be arsonist and survivor of her smash hit "Sunny Came Home," Colvin knows a thing or two about heartache—and setting fires. Diamond in the Rough recounts this passionate musician's coming-of-age, from the prairies of South Dakota to the dark smoky bars in Austin, Texas, to the world stage at the Grammys. Humorous and deeply honest, Colvin relates the experiences behind her best-loved songs in vivid color in this memoir. Diamond in the Rough captures her years of touring cross-country in bands and vans full of guys; falling in and out of love; meeting heroes like Joni Mitchell; searching for her musical identity; and making friendships that would last a lifetime. It is also an unflinching account of Colvin's struggles—weathering addiction and depression, learning to care for not only herself but also a child—and, always, channeling those experiences into song. With the wit, lyricism, and empathy that have characterized Colvin's performances and inspired audiences worldwide, Diamond in the Rough looks back over a rich lifetime of highs and lows with stunning insight and candor. In its pages, we witness the inspiring story of a woman honing her artistry, finding her voice, and making herself whole.

Rough Justice

Author: David Bosco
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199844135
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The story of the movement to establish the International Criminal Court, its tumultuous first decade, and the challenges it will continue to face in the future.

Country Music

Author: Kurt Wolff
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781858285344
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Traces the growth of country music as an industry, and includes biographies of hundreds of performers, album reviews, and background stories of songs.

Travelling Concepts In The Humanities

Author: Mieke Bal
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802084101
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Bal's focus for this book is the idea that interdisciplinarity in the humanities ? necessary, exciting, serious ? must seek its heuristic and methodological basis in concepts rather than its methods.

Rough Justice

Author: Michael James Pfeifer
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252029172
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Investigates the pervasive and persistent commitment to "rough justice" that characterized rural and working class areas of most of the United States in the late nineteenth century. This work examines the influence of race, gender, and class on understandings of criminal justice and shows how they varied across regions.