Twilight of the Gods

Twilight of the Gods
Author: Steven Hyden
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780062657152
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Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

National Bestseller * Named one of Rolling Stone's Best Music Books of 2018 * One of Newsweek's 50 Best Books of 2018 * A Billboard Best of 2018 * A New York Times Book Review "New and Noteworthy" selection “A wise meditation on why classic rock stars keep trucking, both on the road and in our dreams. Every page is an irresistible argument starter.”—Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone The author of the critically acclaimed Your Favorite Band is Killing Me offers an eye-opening exploration of the state of classic rock, its past and future, the impact it has had, and what its loss would mean to an industry, a culture, and a way of life. Since the late 1960s, a legendary cadre of artists—including the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Black Sabbath, and the Who—has revolutionized popular culture and the sounds of our lives. While their songs still get airtime and some of these bands continue to tour, its idols are leaving the stage permanently. Can classic rock remain relevant as these legends die off, or will this major musical subculture fade away as many have before, Steven Hyden asks. In this mix of personal memoir, criticism, and journalism, Hyden stands witness as classic rock reaches the precipice. Traveling to the eclectic places where geriatric rockers are still making music, he talks to the artists and fans who have aged with them, explores the ways that classic rock has changed the culture, investigates the rise and fall of classic rock radio, and turns to live bootlegs, tell-all rock biographies, and even the liner notes of rock’s greatest masterpieces to tell the story of what this music meant, and how it will be remembered, for fans like himself. Twilight of the Gods is also Hyden’s story. Celebrating his love of this incredible music that has taken him from adolescence to fatherhood, he ponders two essential questions: Is it time to give up on his childhood heroes, or can this music teach him about growing old with his hopes and dreams intact? And what can we all learn from rock gods and their music—are they ephemeral or eternal?

Twilight of the Gods

Twilight of the Gods
Author: Steven Hyden
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0062657127
Available:
Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: Dey Street Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The author of the critically acclaimed Your Favorite Band is Killing Me offers an eye-opening and frank assessment of the state of classic rock, assessing its past and future, the impact it has had, and what it’s loss would mean to an industry, a culture, and a way of life. Since the late 1960s, a legendary cadre of artists—including the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Black Sabbath, and the Who—has revolutionized popular culture and the sounds of our lives. While their songs still get airtime and some of these bands continue to tour, its idols are leaving the stage permanently. Can classic rock remain relevant as these legends die off, or will this major musical subculture fade away as many have before, Steven Hyden asks. In this mix of personal memoir, criticism, and journalism, Hyden stands witness as classic rock reaches the precipice. Traveling to the eclectic places where geriatric rockers are still making music, he talks to the artists and fans who have aged with them, explores the ways that classic rock has changed the culture, investigates the rise and fall of classic rock radio, and turns to live bootlegs, tell-all rock biographies, and even the liner notes of rock’s greatest masterpieces to tell the story of what this music meant, and how it will be remembered, for fans like himself. Twilight of the Gods is also Hyden’s story. Celebrating his love of this incredible music that has taken him from adolescence to fatherhood, he ponders two essential questions: Is it time to give up on his childhood heroes, or can this music teach him about growing old with his hopes and dreams intact? And what can we all learn from rock gods and their music—are they ephemeral or eternal?

Twilight of the Gods

Twilight of the Gods
Author: Ian W. Toll
Pages: 864
ISBN: 039308065X
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Release: 2020
Editor: Pacific War Trilogy
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The final volume of the magisterial Pacific War Trilogy from acclaimed historian Ian W. Toll, "one of the great storytellers of War" (Evan Thomas).

Twilight of the Gods

Twilight of the Gods
Author: Erich von Däniken
Pages: 223
ISBN: 9781601631411
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Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Red Wheel/Weiser
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Dispels the prejudices and misconceptions that surround the Mayan Calendar, 2012, and the existence of extraterrestrial life.

The Twilight of the Gods

The Twilight of the Gods
Author: Richard Garnett
Pages: 327
ISBN: NYPL:33433084128507
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Release: 1903
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Twilight of the Gods

Twilight of the Gods
Author: Thorolf Hillblad
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781461752035
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Release: 2009-05-28
Editor: Stackpole Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rare account of a non-German who fought in the elite Waffen-SS New information on the 11th SS Panzergrenadier Division No-holds-barred narrative of the Eastern Front This is the story of Erik Wallin, a Swede who volunteered for the Waffen-SS, serving in the panzer reconnaissance battalion of the 11th SS Panzergrenadier Division, a unit composed mainly of volunteers from Scandinavia. The division saw combat in the Courland Pocket, along the Oder River, and in Berlin.

A Gathering of Ravens

A Gathering of Ravens
Author: Scott Oden
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250022882
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Release: 2017-06-20
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Scott Oden's epic novel A Gathering of Ravens is "satisfying...complex...and a pleasure to read" (Publishers Weekly, starred review). To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcnéas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night, the Son of the Wolf and Brother of the Serpent. He is Grimnir, and he is the last of his kind—the last in a long line of monsters who have plagued humanity since the Elder Days. Drawn from his lair by a thirst for vengeance against the Dane who slew his brother, Grimnir emerges into a world that’s changed. A new faith has arisen. The Old Ways are dying, and their followers retreating into the shadows; even still, Grimnir’s vengeance cannot be denied. Taking a young Christian hostage to be his guide, Grimnir embarks on a journey that takes him from the hinterlands of Denmark, where the wisdom of the ancient dwarves has given way to madness, to the war-torn heart of southern England, where the spirits of the land make violence on one another. And thence to the green shores of Ireland and the Viking stronghold of Dubhlinn, where his enemy awaits. But, unless Grimnir can set aside his hatreds, his dream of retribution will come to nothing. For Dubhlinn is set to be the site of a reckoning—the Old Ways versus the New—and Grimnir, the last of his kind left to plague mankind, must choose: stand with the Christian King of Ireland and see his vengeance done or stand against him and see it slip away? Scott Oden's A Gathering of Ravens is a novel of vengeance, faith, and the power of myth.

Twilight of the Money Gods

Twilight of the Money Gods
Author: John Rapley
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781471152771
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Release: 2017-07-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Imagine one day you went to a cash-machine and found your money was gone. You rushed to your branch, where a teller said that overnight people had stopped believing in money, and it all vanished. Seem incredible? It happened, and it could happen again. Twilight of the Money Gods is the story of economics, told not as the science it strove to be, but as the religion it became. Over two centuries, it searched for the hidden codes which would reveal the path to a promised land of material abundance. While its prophets, from Adam Smith to John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman, concerned themselves with the human condition, its priesthood gradually grew remote from its followers, until it lost sight of their tribulations. Today, amid a crisis of faith in their expertise, we must re-imagine an economics for a new era - one filled with both danger and opportunity.

Twilight of the Gods

Twilight of the Gods
Author: Dennis Schmidt
Pages: 307
ISBN: 0708830404
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Release: 1985
Editor: Sphere
Language: un

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Twilight of the Gods

Twilight of the Gods
Author: Erik Wallin
Pages: 143
ISBN: 1874622167
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Release: 2004
Editor: Helion & Company Limited
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Few new personal accounts by Waffen-SS soldiers appear in English; even fewer originate from the multitude of non-German European volunteers who formed such an important proportion of this service's manpower. Twilight of the Gods was originally written in Swedish, and published in Buenos Aires shortly after the end of WWII. Erik Wallin, a Swedish soldier who volunteered for service with the Waffen-SS, and participated in the climactic battles on the Eastern Front during late 1944 and 1945, later telling his story to this book's editor, Thorolf Hillblad.Wallin served with the Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion, 11th SS-Panzergrenadier Division Nordland, a unit composed mainly of non-German volunteers, including Danes, Norwegians, and Swedes. The division enjoyed a high reputation for its combat capability, and was always at the focal points of the fighting on the Eastern Front in the last year of the war. During this period it saw combat in the Baltic, in Pomerania, on the Oder, and finally in defense of Berlin, where it was destroyed.Erik Wallin served with his unit in all of these locations, and provides the reader with a fascinating glimpse into these final battles. The book is written with a 'no holds barred' approach which will captivate, excite and maybe even shock the reader - his recollections do not evade the brutality of fighting against the advancing Red Army. Twilight of the Gods is destined to become a classic memoir of the Second World War.

Twilight of the Gods

Twilight of the Gods
Author: Christopher Bulis
Pages: 299
ISBN: 0426204808
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Release: 1996
Editor: Virgin Books Limited
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The second Doctor returns to Vortis with his companions Jamie and Victoria. But the Web Planet is not the world he knew, and the peaceful Menoptera are caught up in a bitter interplanetary war between opposing factions of an alien race.

Twilight of the Gods

Twilight of the Gods
Author: Wilfrid Mellers
Pages: 215
ISBN: UOM:39015000363666
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Release: 1974
Editor: Viking Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the Beatles from their start in Liverpool through Abbey Road and beyond. Shows how their music reflects such diverse sources as country and western, blues, 1950s rock, Anglo-Irish ballads, British music halls, and oriental and baroque musical traditions.

Twilight of the Gods

Twilight of the Gods
Author: Dennis Schmidt
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0441239323
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Release: 1987
Editor: Ace Books
Language: en

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The Twilight of the Gods

The Twilight of the Gods
Author: Élémir Bourges
Pages: 234
ISBN: 1645250083
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Release: 2019-04-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Long out of print in English, and here offered for the first time in a restored format, The Twilight of the Gods, Élémir Bourges' acknowledged masterpiece, was originally published in March, 1884, just two months before J.-K. Huysmans' groundbreaking À rebours. Both novels at once laid the groundwork for the Decadent Movement, and presented a striking challenge to Naturalism by, instead of depicting common existence, offering case studies of exceptional, extravagant beings. In Bourges' highly aesthetic work, we follow Charles d'Este, Duke of Blankenburg, who, along with his eccentric family, is exiled to Paris, where his excessive, luxurious lifestyle and the Wagnerian fate that follows him are like a chandelier falling from the sky.

The Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales

The Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales
Author: Richard Garnett
Pages: 346
ISBN: PRNC:32101037978259
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Release: 1888
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Modernist Mythopoeia

Modernist Mythopoeia
Author: S. Freer
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781137035516
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Release: 2015-03-03
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Modernist Mythopoeia argues that the experimental modernist form of mythopoeia was directed towards expressing a range of metaphysical perspectives that fall between material secularism and dogmatic religion. The book is a timely addition to the 'post-secular' debate as well as to the 'return of religion' in modernist studies.

The Twilight of the Gods

The Twilight of the Gods
Author: Richard Garnett
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780486801513
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Release: 2015-11-18
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Twenty-eight speculative fantasies, parables, and fairy tales unfold in medieval China, pre-Islamic Arabia, ancient Rome, and other historic settings. Includes atmospheric black-and-white illustrations and an Introduction by T. E. Lawrence.

The Twilight of the Gods

The Twilight of the Gods
Author: Richard Garnett
Pages: 327
ISBN: OCLC:1069416881
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Release: 1927
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Twilight of the Eastern Gods

Twilight of the Eastern Gods
Author: Ismail Kadare
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780857868909
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Release: 2014-08-07
Editor: Canongate Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

1958. In a dorm room in Moscow, a young writer is woken by the sound of angry voices on the radio. Through the fog of a hangover he hears the news that a novel called Doctor Zhivago has earned its author the Nobel Prize. There is uproar. The author, Boris Pasternak, faces exile, the press hound him and demand that he refuse the award. A few days earlier the young writer found a copy of this book - could those simple pages really be so dangerous? Based on Ismail Kadare's own experience, Twilight of the Eastern Gods is a portrait of a city, a story of youthful disenchantment and a reminder of the incredible importance of the written word.

Redhand

Redhand
Author: Bazal,Kurt Busiek,Mario Alberti
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1594651132
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Release: 2015-05-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Set free in a foreign world and without memory of his origins, all Redhand wants is a peaceful life. But destiny wants it otherwise. Touched by a prophecy, imbued with incredible fighting skills and immune to magic, he is preordained to bring about great change to a land burdened by strict worship practices and warring factions.