Fantastic and sinister are the Lowlands into which Philip Grant descends on his dangerous assignment.
Tom Jones: Close Up surpasses all other attempts to chronicle the life of a unique star who has been notoriously unforthcoming about himself. It also offers a fascinating insight into half a century of pop, spanning the Fifties pub scene of South Wales, the glitzy resort hotels of Eighties Vegas and a triumphant period of personal reinvention for a whole new generation of Jones fans at the start of the 21st century.This highly readable biography finally separates truth from myth to reveal the flesh-and-blood man behind the legend. With over 70 interviews including friends, family and colleagues, Tom Jones: Close Up offers a minutely-researched chronology of Jones' 40-year career as well as details of his odd life of deep family ties and unbridled sexual promiscuity. From Las Vegas and L.A. to London and South Wales, the authors the pieces together the roller-coaster life of Tom Jones spanning his carer childhood and the days of legendary stardom, through the career slump in the eighties to the spectacular comeback of the Reload album. Includes 24 pages of photographs from every era of Jones' life.
Stegosaurus was tough--in more ways than one! With body plates and a spiked tail, this dinosaur was armored top to bottom. But this small-brained beast was plant-eater, and its armor had a surprising purpose. Discover the mysteries of Stegosaurus and its Jurassic journey millions of years ago.
Check out this interview with the author on C-SPAN! In 1912, a revolutionary chick cries, "Strike down the wall!" and liberates itself from the "egg state." In 1940, ostriches pull their heads out of the sand and unite to fight fascism. In 1972, Baby X grows up without a gender and is happy about it. Rather than teaching children to obey authority, to conform, or to seek redemption through prayer, twentieth-century leftists encouraged children to question the authority of those in power. Tales for Little Rebels collects forty-three mostly out-of-print stories, poems, comic strips, primers, and other texts for children that embody this radical tradition. These pieces reflect the concerns of twentieth-century leftist movements, like peace, civil rights, gender equality, environmental responsibility, and the dignity of labor. They also address the means of achieving these ideals, including taking collective action, developing critical thinking skills, and harnessing the liberating power of the imagination. Some of the authors and illustrators are familiar, including Lucille Clifton, Syd Hoff, Langston Hughes, Walt Kelly, Norma Klein, Munro Leaf, Julius Lester, Eve Merriam, Charlotte Pomerantz, Carl Sandburg, and Dr. Seuss. Others are relatively unknown today, but their work deserves to be remembered. (Each of the pieces includes an introduction and a biographical sketch of the author.) From the anti-advertising message of Johnny Get Your Money's Worth (and Jane Too)! (1938) to the entertaining ons in ecology provided by The Day They Parachuted Cats on Borneo (1971), and Sandburg's mockery of war in Rootabaga Pigeons (1923), these pieces will thrill readers intrigued by politics and history--and anyone with a love of children's literature, no matter what age. Check out co-editor Philip Nel discussing this book on NPR here.
When you are planning to go travelling, you may have tick-lists as long as your arm, or not have a clue where to start. The Traveller's Pocket Bible is perfect for the enthusiastic traveller, and provides everything you could possibly need to know, to save you time routing through the internet or out-of-date travel books. The information includes advice on packing, culture, customs and etiquette, how to minimise your impact, health and security, money, travelling with children, and even taking your pet with you. There is a quick guide to the top 20 destinations, giving an overview of the countries widely travelled to. Practical information that you will need to access quickly, such as timelines, conversions, electricity usage, emergency phrase books and telephone numbers are provided in this pocket-sized guide. This beautiful hardback edition has both dust-cover and gold embossing on the spine making it the perfect gift. Every Pocket Bible is lovingly crafted to give you a unique mix of useful references, handy tips and fascinating trivia that will enlighten and entertain you at every page.
There is a Pocket Bible for everyone... Other titles in the series: The Outdoor Pocket Bible, The Railway Pocket Bible, The Dog Lover's Pocket Bible, The Golf Pocket Bible and The Camping Pocket Bible.
1700-tallet: Parykker, profit og pøbel er den officielle festivalbog ved Golden Days-festivalen 2010. Bogen er blevet til i et samarbejde mellem Golden Days og Politikens Forlag. INDHOLD: -Iscenesættelse af Thomas Lyngby -Vold af Ulrik Langen -Nysgerrighed af Heidi Laura -Utopi af Thomas Bredsdorff -Tro af Thorkild Kjærgaard -Grådighed af Peter Henningsen -Lyst af Maria Helleberg -Lighed af Peter Tygesen -Frihed af Anne-Marie Mai -Dannelse af Ove Korsgaard
Real-life author Eloise Spanks wrote about the sexual escapades of her neighbors—and not a little about her own libido—in Tongue Tied. Now, in volume two of her confessional Being Eloise, Ms. Spanks reconnects with some of the same characters while introducing us to the sex lives of the denizens of the big city: all longing for excitement, love, and the titillation of a fresh start. Like the volume that precedes it, we've found the journey thus far full of climax. We're eager for even more. A terrific read