Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun
Author: John Doe,Tom DeSavia
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780306824098
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Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. John Doe of the legendary band X and co-author Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary West Coast scene from 1977-1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there. The book shares chapter-length tales from the authors along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene. Through interstitial commentary, John Doe "narrates" this journey through the land of film noir sunshine, Hollywood back alleys, and suburban sprawl. Illustrated with 50 rare photos, this is the story of the art that was born under the big black sun.

Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun
Author: John Doe,Tom DeSavia
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780306824081
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Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene, told by those who were there, with 50 rare photos

Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun
Author: Paul Schimmel
Pages: 312
ISBN: 3791351397
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Release: 2011
Editor: Prestel Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Oct. 3, 2011-Feb. 13, 2012.

More Fun in the New World

More Fun in the New World
Author: John Doe,Tom DeSavia
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780306922114
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Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun continues the up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene—and includes fifty rare photos. Picking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 to 1987, covering the dizzying pinnacle of L.A.'s punk rock movement as its stars took to the national—and often international—stage. Detailing the eventual splintering of punk into various sub-genres, the second volume of John Doe and Tom DeSavia's west coast punk history portrays the rich cultural diversity of the movement and its characters, the legacy of the scene, how it affected other art forms, and ultimately influenced mainstream pop culture. The book also pays tribute to many of the fallen soldiers of punk rock, the pioneers who left the world much too early but whose influence hasn't faded. As with Under the Big Black Sun, the book features stories of triumph, failure, stardom, addiction, recovery, and loss as told by the people who were influential in the scene, with a cohesive narrative from authors Doe and DeSavia. Along with many returning voices, More Fun in the New World weaves in the perspectives of musicians Henry Rollins, Fishbone, Billy Zoom, Mike Ness, Jane Weidlin, Keith Morris, Dave Alvin, Louis Pérez, Charlotte Caffey, Peter Case, Chip Kinman, Maria McKee, and Jack Grisham, among others. And renowned artist/illustrator Shepard Fairey, filmmaker Allison Anders, actor Tim Robbins, and pro-skater Tony Hawk each contribute chapters on punk's indelible influence on the artistic spirit. In addition to stories of success, the book also offers a cautionary tale of an art movement that directly inspired commercially diverse acts such as Green Day, Rancid, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, and Neko Case. Readers will find themselves rooting for the purists of punk juxtaposed with the MTV-dominating rock superstars of the time who flaunted a "born to do this, it couldn't be easier" attitude that continued to fuel the flames of new music. More Fun in the New World follows the progression of the first decade of L.A. punk, its conclusion, and its cultural rebirth.

Black Sun

Black Sun
Author: Rebecca Roanhorse
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781534437685
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Release: 2021-06-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A god will return when the earth and sky converge under the black sun in the holy city of Tova... The winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man's mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain. Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade"--

Black Book of Bliss

Black Book of Bliss
Author: Rahul Chanday
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9781946641144
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Release: 2017-01-20
Editor: Notion Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When we reach out to the first bright light of the morning sun and stretch our arms to embrace it, we will experience immense joy. We just need to stretch our arms, and to welcome it within every cell and our being with love and enthusiasm. We will need to let go of all the inhibitions and let loose of all restrictions. The more we practice doing this, the closer we get to believe that the whole universe resides in us, in you.” You are not a drop in an ocean but the entire ocean in a drop.” Happiness is not an achievement; it is a realization. It is not a destination; we sense it throughout our journey. Happiness doesn’t depend on what we have or what we don’t have, it depends on what we are deep within us. When we stop constantly fighting back with what we are, when we realize that we are imperfectly the most perfect human ever created in the history of mankind. We realize our uniqueness. We can never make or produce happiness; we can only discover it because it has always been there around us and in our totality. Pure bliss has never happened to anyone through achievements, it happens when we drop the very idea of running behind, even running behind happiness and then we realize that we are complete and total, exactly as we are. This is how I write my bliss in black and white…

The Black Cloud

The Black Cloud
Author: Fred Hoyle
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780141967493
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Release: 2010-09-02
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A 1959 classic 'hard' science-fiction novel by renowned Cambridge astronomer and cosmologist Fred Hoyle. Tracks the progress of a giant black cloud that comes towards Earth and sits in front of the sun, causing widespread panic and death. A select group of scientists and astronomers - including the dignified Astronomer Royal, the pipe smoking Dr Marlowe and the maverick, eccentric Professor Kingsly - engage in a mad race to understand and communicate with the cloud, battling against trigger happy politicians. In the pacy, engaging style of John Wyndham and John Christopher, with plenty of hard science thrown in to add to the chillingly credible premise (he manages to foretell Artificial Intelligence, Optical Character Recognition and Text-to-Speech converters), Hoyle carries you breathlessly through to its thrilling end.

Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780307373540
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Release: 2010-10-29
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book World as the “21st century daughter” of Chinua Achebe. Now, in her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s. With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo’s beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher, is running away from her parents’ world of wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their father’s business; and Kainene’s English lover, Richard, forms a bridge between their two worlds. As we follow these intertwined lives through a military coup, the Biafran secession and the subsequent war, Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise, and intimately, the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place. Epic, ambitious and triumphantly realized, Half of a Yellow Sun is a more powerful, dramatic and intensely emotional picture of modern Africa than any we have had before.

African Samurai

African Samurai
Author: Thomas Lockley,Geoffrey Girard
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781488098758
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Release: 2019-04-30
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Warrior. Samurai. Legend. “A readable, compassionate account of an extraordinary life.” —The Washington Post The remarkable life of history’s first foreign-born samurai, and his astonishing journey from Northeast Africa to the heights of Japanese society. When Yasuke arrived in Japan in the late 1500s, he had already traveled much of the known world. Kidnapped as a child, he had ended up a servant and bodyguard to the head of the Jesuits in Asia, with whom he traversed India and China learning multiple languages as he went. His arrival in Kyoto, however, literally caused a riot. Most Japanese people had never seen an African man before, and many of them saw him as the embodiment of the black-skinned (in local tradition) Buddha. Among those who were drawn to his presence was Lord Nobunaga, head of the most powerful clan in Japan, who made Yasuke a samurai in his court. Soon, he was learning the traditions of Japan’s martial arts and ascending the upper echelons of Japanese society. In the four hundred years since, Yasuke has been known in Japan largely as a legendary, perhaps mythical figure. Now African Samurai presents the never-before-told biography of this unique figure of the sixteenth century, one whose travels between countries, cultures and classes offers a new perspective on race in world history and a vivid portrait of life in medieval Japan.

Rising Sun A Novel

Rising Sun  A Novel
Author: Michael Crichton
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780307763068
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Release: 2012-05-14
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this riveting thriller of corporate intrigue and cutthroat competition between American and Japanese business interests. “As well built a thrill machine as a suspense novel can be.”—The New York Times Book Review On the forty-fifth floor of the Nakamoto tower in downtown Los Angeles—the new American headquarters of the immense Japanese conglomerate—a grand opening celebration is in full swing. On the forty-sixth floor, in an empty conference room, the corpse of a beautiful young woman is discovered. The investigation immediately becomes a headlong chase through a twisting maze of industrial intrigue, a no-holds-barred conflict in which control of a vital American technology is the fiercely coveted prize—and in which the Japanese saying “Business is war” takes on a terrifying reality. “A grand maze of plot twists . . . Crichton’s gift for spinning a timely yarn is going to be enough, once again, to serve a current tenant of the bestseller list with an eviction notice.”—New York Daily News “The action in Rising Sun unfolds at a breathless pace.”—Business Week

Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun
Author: John Doe
Pages: 423
ISBN: 2357799560
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Release: 2017-05-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

For Treasure Bound

For Treasure Bound
Author: Harry Collingwood
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9783734027314
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Release: 2018-09-20
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reproduction of the original: For Treasure Bound by Harry Collingwood

The Rape Of Nanking

The Rape Of Nanking
Author: Iris Chang
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780465028252
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Release: 2014-03-11
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling account of one of history's most brutal -- and forgotten -- massacres, when the Japanese army destroyed China's capital city on the eve of World War II In December 1937, one of the most horrific atrocities in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking (what was then the capital of China), and within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers were systematically raped, tortured, and murdered. In this seminal work, Iris Chang, whose own grandparents barely escaped the massacre, tells this history from three perspectives: that of the Japanese soldiers, that of the Chinese, and that of a group of Westerners who refused to abandon the city and created a safety zone, which saved almost 300,000 Chinese. Drawing on extensive interviews with survivors and documents brought to light for the first time, Iris Chang's classic book is the definitive history of this horrifying episode. "Chang vividly, methodically, records what happened, piecing together the abundant eyewitness reports into an undeniable tapestry of horror." - Adam Hochschild, Salon !--[if !supportAnnotations]-- !--[if !supportAnnotations]-- !--[endif]--

The Black Box

The Black Box
Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781513286259
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Release: 2021-05-14
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published in 1917, The Black Box follows expert criminologist Sanford Quest, as he and his colleagues attempt to bring a suspected killer to justice. The book contains a series of loosely connected stories driven by the captivating hero. Sanford Quest puts his detective skills to the test to solve an intricate murder mystery. He uses science, gadgets, and his superior deduction skills to narrow the list of suspects. This takes him on a globetrotting adventure that spans the United States, Europe and Africa. The Black Box is a multilayered story with twists at every turn. Quest is an eccentric lead who takes readers on an unforgettable ride. The Black Box introduces an extraordinary hero who plays by his own rules. Sanford Quest is an intriguing character whose reputation precedes him. E. Phillips Oppenheim creates an engaging protagonist similar to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Black Box is both modern and readable.

Publishing Blanks

Publishing Blanks
Author: Publishing Publishing Blanks
Pages: 24
ISBN: 1547032944
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Release: 2017-05-21
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Make your own novel with this All White Blank Book that is 5x8 and has 24 pages. This blank book also has a Matte Cover finish which makes it easier to draw on and make this book your own. It's also great for writers, authors, designers, art students or anyone with a creative bone in their body.

Kingdom Planet The Final Kingdom

Kingdom Planet   The Final Kingdom
Author: El Cid
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1935079034
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Release: 2016-09-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Between the covers of Kingdom Planet read about the extraordinary events that surface within the functions of a major worldwide chemical corporation. The diabolical plot of the firm that is actually run by Satan's soldiers, will astound and challenge your thinking regarding workplace realities.

Disenchantment

Disenchantment
Author: CHARLES EDWARD. MONTAGUE
Pages: 124
ISBN: 1406898538
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Release: 2019-11-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Montague (1867-1928) was an English journalist, known also as a novelist and writer of essays. He was born and brought up in London, the son of a Roman Catholic priest who had left his vocation to marry, and was educated at the City of London School and Balliol College, Oxford. In 1890 he joined the Manchester Guardian where he became a leader writer and critic. Opposed to the First World War prior to its commencement, he gave it his support once it had begun in the hope of a swift resolution. Aged 47 in 1914, well over the age for enlistment, he dyed his white hair black to fool the Army into accepting him. He began as a grenadier-sergeant, rising to lieutenant and then captain of intelligence in 1915. Later in the war he became an armed escort for VIPs visiting the battlefield, including H G Wells and Bernard Shaw. After the end of the war he wrote in a strong anti-war vein and Disenchantment (1922), a collection of newspaper articles about the war, was one of the first prose works to strongly criticise the way the war was fought, and is regarded by many as a pivotal text in the development of literature about the First World War.

Mushroom Tree

Mushroom Tree
Author: Steve Sun
Pages: 124
ISBN: 1479116491
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Release: 2012-10-11
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mushroom Tree -All about mushrooms This book tells the adventures of my mushroom excursions. I found many different types of mushrooms. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. I enjoyed the adventures. Here are some of the stories and more than 300 photos to share. Steve Sun age 10

Jittery White Guy Music

Jittery White Guy Music
Author: Marc Fagel
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1677301740
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Release: 2020-01-29
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every rock star seems to have a memoir these days. The first guitar; the drugs and debauchery; the rise, fall, and redemption. But what about the rest of us-the ordinary fans whose own lives were shaped by rock & roll? The passionate listeners who organize the moments of our lives around the albums that happened to be spinning at the time? Marc Fagel shares his own moments: from escaping pre-teen angst with the help of the Who, to spending his teen years buried in the darkest corners of used record stores, gorging on everything from Bowie to the Clash; from carving out his own musical identity in college courtesy of R.E.M. and the Replacements and a shoebox full of Grateful Dead tapes, to still finding room for occasional musical epiphanies as an indie rock-obsessed adult. Your own musical associations undoubtedly differ. But if you, too, have a story for every record that's touched your life; if you view every event as an excuse to throw together the perfect playlist; if you sometimes forget birthdays, but can recall the album that was playing that one night back in high school, hanging out in your friend's basement, dreaming about the future-then you'll see a little of yourself in these pages as well.

Last Stand

Last Stand
Author: Rachel E. Carter
Pages: 452
ISBN: 1946155071
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Release: 2017-01-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He's the Black Mage and she's the traitor to the Crown. Ryiah's world was shattered the night she discovered King Blayne's nefarious plans. Now, she has to betray the one she loves most in order to save the realm from war. Torn between love and duty, Ry finds herself on a perilous mission to help the rebels and convince the kingdom of Pythus not to honor its pact with the corrupt king of Jerar--all the while deceiving the most powerful mage in the realm, the very man sworn to protect the Crown and hunt the rebels at all costs: her husband. She's one step ahead, but sooner or later the curtain will fall. Sooner or later, she'll have to fight. Witness the epic conclusion of The Black Mage series, and see just how far one girl will go to save her kingdom and the boy she loves--even when that boy has become the enemy.