Rainbow in the Dark

Rainbow in the Dark PDF Book Detail Author: Ronnie James Dio
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472135172
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 256

Book Description
Ronnie James Dio was a heavy metal icon and frontman of three of the best-selling, most influential and famous rock bands in history: Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his own multi-million selling band, Dio. Rainbow in the Dark is a rollercoaster ride through the extraordinary highs and lows of Dio's life, and takes us from his early days as a street gang leader and Doo-wop singer in '60s Vegas through to his breakout success with Rainbow and Black Sabbath in the '70s and the stadiums of US metal in the '80s - ending in Dio's dressing room at Madison Square Garden, in June 1986, at the peak of his worldwide fame with Dio. Tragically Dio passed away from cancer in 2010, but had already begun writing a memoir before his death. Edited by the world-renowned music biographer Mick Wall, with the involvement of Dio's wife of over 35 years and personal manager Wendy Dio, Rainbow in the Dark will honour and feature Dio's never-before-seen original manuscript, while drawing on the extraordinary collection of print and audio interviews with the man himself to produce a vivid, raw and faithful portrait of one of the world's greatest ever rock legends.

The Dark Continent

The Dark Continent  PDF Book Detail Author: Frits Andersen
Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
ISBN: 8771248544
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 692

Book Description
Africa: a forgotten continent that evades all attempts at control and transcends reason. Or does it? This book describes Europe's image of Africa and relates how the conception of the Dark Continent has been fabricated in European culture--with the Congo as an analytical focal point. It also demonstrates that the myth was more than a creation of colonial propaganda; the Congo reform movement--the first international human rights movement--spread horror stories that still have repercussions today. The book cross-examines a number of witness testimonies, reports and novels, from Stanley's travelogues and Conrad's Heart of Darkness to Herge's Tintin and Burroughs' Tarzan, as well as recent Danish and international Congo literature. The Dark Continent? proposes that the West's attitudes to Africa regarding free trade, emergency aid and intervention are founded on the literary historical assumptions of stories and narrative forms that have evolved since 1870.

Modernism and Autobiography

Modernism and Autobiography PDF Book Detail Author: Maria DiBattista
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107025222
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 318

Book Description
This is the first book of its kind to address modernist autobiography in a comprehensive manner.

Truck n

Truck n PDF Book Detail Author: Loyd Skiles
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411640373
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 282

Book Description
The autobiographical adventures of a rock 'n roll Karma Bandit who hops in a big rig in New York City with his truck driving partner, criss-crossing America twice during a month long run with the President hot on their trail, finally encountering everything from subtrefuge to murder

Merriam Webster s Encyclopedia of Literature

Merriam Webster s Encyclopedia of Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Publisher: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877790426
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 1236

Book Description
Describes authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world.

Autobiography

Autobiography PDF Book Detail Author: Diana Cooper
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
ISBN: 9780881841312
Category : Actors
Languages : en
Pages : 752

Book Description
Lady Diana Cooper recounts her childhood, marriage, and experiences during both World Wars, and describes her friendships with Churchill, Edward VIII, and other prominent Britons

Women in Anthropology

Women in Anthropology PDF Book Detail Author: Maria G Cattell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315415682
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 264

Book Description
Women in academia have struggled for centuries to establish levels of acceptance and credibility equal to men in the same fields, and anthropology has been no different. The women anthropologists in this book speak frankly about their challenges and successes as they navigated through their personal and professional lives. Riding the changing tides of social and disciplinary history, they struggled through various and sometimes conflicting arenas of life—marriage, raising children, caring for families, publishing, conducting research, going into the field, teaching, and mentoring. They did this during volatile periods in the twentieth century when the roles and expectations for women were being constantly reestablished and repositioned. For anyone interested in the cultural and demographic shifts that are fundamentally altering opportunities for women in the workplace, Women in Anthropology is a thought provoking and inspirational read. For anthropologists, it is an important and intimate portrait of the realities of professional life.

Thomas Pynchon and the Dark Passages of History

Thomas Pynchon and the Dark Passages of History PDF Book Detail Author: David Cowart
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820340626
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 250

Book Description
For David Cowart, Thomas Pynchon's most profound teachings are about history- history as myth, as rhetorical construct, as false consciousness, as prologue, as mirror, and as seedbed of national and literary identities. In one encyclopedic novel after another, Pynchon has reconceptualized historical periods that he sees as culturally definitive. This book offers a deft analysis of the problems of history as engaged by our greatest living novelist and argues for the continuity of Pynchon's historical vision. -- from Back Cover

The 1930s

The 1930s PDF Book Detail Author: J.B. Bennington
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443892785
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 470

Book Description
In 2010, Hofstra University celebrated its 75th anniversary, inviting scholars to the campus to discuss the world as it was in the year Hofstra was founded. The conference “1935: The Reality and the Promise” provided a wide-ranging exploration of the 1930s with presentations, discussions, and events highlighting the arts, entertainment, society, politics, literature, and science in that momentous decade. This volume encompasses a selection of the most interesting and enlightening papers from this conference, providing both depth and breadth of coverage. By any measure, the 1930s was a pivotal decade in modern history – a time when the reality of current events and the foreshadowing of events to come tempered all promise. The tension between reality and promise is a recurrent theme in the chapters brought together here, as well as in the personalities and faces that came to define this decade.

Biography and Autobiography

Biography and Autobiography PDF Book Detail Author: Prentice Hall PTR
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780134372075
Category : Biography
Languages : en
Pages : 154

Book Description

Jack s Life A Biography of Jack Nicholson Updated and Expanded

Jack s Life  A Biography of Jack Nicholson  Updated and Expanded  PDF Book Detail Author: Patrick McGilligan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393350975
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 608

Book Description
“Jack’s Life feels true. . . . Fascinating.”—Entertainment Weekly Jack Nicholson has lived large on and off the screen. Patrick McGilligan, one of America’s outstanding film biographers, has plumbed research and interviews to expand his definitive biography since its publication twenty years ago. Jack’s Life captures the essence of this most private and public of stars with a vivid depiction of Nicholson’s tangled Dickensian upbringing, his hungry years as actor and writer, his nearaccidental breakthrough in Easy Rider, and his prolificacy and artistry ever since, with roles in Chinatown, Five Easy Pieces, The Shining, A Few Good Men, As Good As It Gets, and The Departed, to name a beloved handful of his sixty-plus films. McGilligan captures the life and legacy of this unabashed and complex personality

An Autobiography of Black Jazz

An Autobiography of Black Jazz PDF Book Detail Author: Dempsey Jerome Travis
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Urban Research Institute
ISBN:
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 543

Book Description
Black singers, musicians, comedians, and performers reminisce about their lives and careers, their fellow entertainers, and famous jazz clubs

In Search of the Rainbow s End

In Search of the Rainbow s End PDF Book Detail Author: Colin Caffell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1529309174
Category : True Crime
Languages : en
Pages : 304

Book Description
**THE TRUE STORY BEHIND MAJOR ITV DRAMA WHITE HOUSE FARM, NOW ON NETFLIX** 'An extraordinary book . . . both deeply moving and quietly inspiring' FREDDIE FOX 'A beautiful, very moving book' CRESSIDA BONAS In 1985, the shocking murder of a family of five in a quiet country house in Essex rocked the nation. The victims were Nevill and June Bamber; their adopted daughter Sheila Caffell, divorced from her husband Colin; and Sheila and Colin's twin sons, Nicholas and Daniel. Only one survivor remained: the Bamber's other adopted child, Jeremy Bamber. Following his lead, the police - and later the press - blamed the murders on Sheila, who, so the story went, then committed suicide. Written by Sheila's ex-husband Colin and originally published in 1994, In Search of the Rainbow's End is the first and only book about the White House Farm murders to have been written by a family member. It is the inside story of two families into whose midst the most monstrous events erupted. When Jeremy Bamber is later convicted on all five counts of murder, Colin is left to pick up the pieces of his life after not only burying his ex-wife, two children and parents-in-law, but also having to cope with memories of Sheila almost shattered by a predatory press hungry for stories of sex, drugs and the high life. Colin's tale is not just a rare insider's picture of murder, but testimony to the strength and resilience of one man in search of healing after trauma: he describes his process of recovery, a process that led to his working in prisons, helping to rehabilitate,among others, convicted murderers. By turns emotive, terrifying, and inspiring, Colin Caffell's account of mass murder and its aftermath will not fail to move and astonish.

My Double Life 2

My Double Life 2 PDF Book Detail Author: Nicholas Hagger
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1785351427
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 1090

Book Description
In My Double Life 1 Nicholas Hagger told of his four years’ service and double life as an undercover British intelligence agent during the Cold War (there revealed for the first time). Lost in a dark wood like Dante following his encounters with Gaddafi’s Libya and the African liberation movements, he found Reality on a ‘Mystic Way’ of loss, purgation and illumination, perceived the universe as a unity and had 16 experiences of the metaphysical Light. In My Double Life 2 he continues the story. He received new powers, coped with fresh ordeals, acquired three schools, renovated a historic house, and had 76 further experiences of the metaphysical Light. He founded a new philosophy of Universalism and new approaches to contemporary history, international statecraft and world literature. He produced nearly 1,500 poems, over 300 classical odes, five verse plays, two poetic epics, over a thousand short stories – and 40 books that include innovative literary, historical and philosophical works. His vision of Universalism in seven disciplines is like a rainbow with seven bands overarching seven hills. He produced nearly 1,500 poems, over 300 classical odes, five verse plays, two poetic epics, over a thousand short stories – and 40 books that include innovative literary, historical and philosophical works. His vision of Universalism in seven disciplines is like a rainbow with seven bands overarching seven hills.

Life Writing in the Anthropocene

Life Writing in the Anthropocene PDF Book Detail Author: Jessica White
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000396835
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 300

Book Description
Life Writing in the Anthropocene is a collection of timely and original approaches to the question of what constitutes a life, how that life is narrated, and what lives matter in autobiography studies in the Anthropocene. This era is characterised by the geoengineering impact of humans, which is shaping the planet’s biophysical systems through the combustion of fossil fuels, production of carbon, unprecedented population growth, and mass extinction. These developments threaten the rights of humans and other-than-humans to just and sustainable lives. In exploring ways of representing life in the Anthropocene, this work articulates innovative literary forms such as ecobiography (the representation of a human subject's entwinement with their environment), phytography (writing the lives of plants), and ethological poetics (the study of nonhuman poetic forms), providing scholars and writers with innovative tools to think and write about our strange new world. In particular, its recognition on plant life reminds us of how human lives are entwined with vegetal lives. The creative and critical essays in this book, shaped by a number of Antipodean authors, bear witness to a multitude of lives and deaths. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies.