Going on the Turn

Author: Danny Baker

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9780297870135

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Danny Baker's third volume of memoirs barrels along at the same cracking pace as its predecessors, the bestselling Going to Sea in a Sieve (the inspiration for the major TV series Cradle to Grave and subsequent nationwide tour) and Going off Alarming. With his trademark exuberance, he recalls the years which included six years' involvement in the massive TV hit TFI Friday ('piling it up with hellzapoppin' ideas') - during which time he stalked John Cleese in New York, entertained David Bowie and Paul McCartney, bizarrely reunites with Sir Michael Caine, gets befriended by Peter O'Toole and becomes a member of Led Zeppelin for 35 minutes. However, the tales are not reliant on celebrity alone, and the book comes packed with the usual quota of Baker family jewels, including Spud's attitude to doctors, Danny's trip to Amsterdam to get stoned for the first time (he fails), getting caught up in football rioting, and the now infamous 'kaboom' of an outburst following his despatch from BBC London. And then there's the cancer. Spoiler alert: this is the one in which he almost dies. Further spoiler alert: he doesn't. Going on the Turn is a rollicking read that fizzes with wit, warmth and enviable joie de vivre.
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My Love Story

Die Autobiografie

Author: Tina Turner

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641234549

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8335

What’s Love Got to Do with It: Die Lebensgeschichte einer der größten Pop-Ikonen unserer Zeit „Liebe hat mein Leben gerettet. Davon will ich erzählen.“ Tina Turner, die Königin des Rock ’n‘ Roll, wird bald 80 Jahre alt. Unter dem Eindruck einer lebensbedrohlichen Erkrankung, die sie aufgrund einer wunderbaren Wendung überwinden konnte, schildert sie erstmals ihre „ganze Geschichte“, wie sie sagt. Private Dancer, Simply the Best, I Can’t Stand the Rain – jeder, der Tina Turners Musik hört, ahnt etwas von ihrer Energie, ihrem Lebenswillen und nie versiegendem Mut, die sie aus der Enge der Kindheit in Tennessee auf die Bühnen der Welt brachten. Mit ihrem Ehemann Erwin Bach durfte sie schließlich auch das lang ersehnte persönliche Glück erleben. „My Love Story“ ist eine Liebeserklärung an das Leben und die zutiefst bewegende und inspirierende Überlebensgeschichte einer starken Frau. Das Buch enthält zahlreiche Abbildungen, darunter viele bisher unveröffentlichte aus Privatbesitz.
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Two Dollar Bill

Author: Stuart Woods

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101210123

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7181

Two-Dollar Bill delivers all the storytelling twists and whip-smart banter readers have come to love in Stuart Woods's thrillers, as suave Manhattan cop-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington is back on his home turf caught between a filthy rich conman-who's just become his client-and a beautiful prosecutor.
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Das Durchdrehen der Schraube

Eine Geistergeschichte

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428260

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 5302

100. Todestag von Henry James Eine der verstörendsten und raffiniertesten Geschichten für spannende Abende: Eine junge Pfarrerstochter wird auf einem abgeschiedenen englischen Landgut als Gouvernante eingestellt. Als ihr die Geister zweier verstorbener Angestellter erscheinen, verfällt sie in den wahnhaften Eifer, die Kinder beschützen zu müssen. Unheilvolle Dinge geschehen ...
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The Going Down of the Sun

Author: Jo Bannister

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447236424

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7111

The idyllic peace of a remote Scottish anchorage is shattered by an explosion aboard a luxury cruiser, which kills the woman on board and brings to an abrupt end the restful holiday which Clio Marsh prescribed for her detective husband Harry. Was the wreck of the “Skara Sun” an accident? Was Alison MacAllister murdered, by the penniless young man sailing with her or by the rich older one to whom she was married? The local police investigate. Harry Marsh investigates. No-one who knows Clio would expect her to mind her own business. The savage beauty of the wild west coast forms a backdrop to, and ultimately plays its own role in the developing drama as Clio discovers that even deadly Corryvreckan can be friend in the face of human treachery.
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The Transcendent Function

Integration of the Bi-cameral Mind

Author: Richard Bibbee

Publisher: Software Research

ISBN: 1599755769

Category: Individuation (Psychology)

Page: N.A

View: 600

Presents a how-to-manual on understanding and analyzing dreams and their symbols, concentrating on childhood, adolescense, and the end of life.
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Doyle Brunson's Super System 2

Author: Doyle Brunson

Publisher: Cardoza Publishing

ISBN: 1580424767

Category: Games & Activities

Page: N.A

View: 2310

Super System 2 gathers together the greatest players, theorists, and world champions. This new edition expands upon the original with more games, new authors, and most importantly, more professional secrets from the best in the business!Learn From Poker's Greatest Players This superstar lineup is led by the greatest poker player of all time, the legendary Doyle Brunson, two-time main event champion, and 10-time WSOP bracelet winner. Doyles hand-picked roster of expert collaborators includes: Phil Hellmuth Jr., 11-time WSOP gold bracelet winner and 1989 World Series of Poker Champion; Daniel Negreanu, winner of more than $10 million in tournament earnings and 2004 Poker Player of the Year; Johnny Chan, two-time Main Event Champion and 10-time WSOP gold bracelet winner; Lyle Berman, three-time WSOP gold bracelet winner, World Poker Tour founder and super-high stakes player; Bobby Baldwin, 1978 World Poker Champion; Crandell Addington, a no-limit hold'em legend and Hall of Famer; Jennifer Harman, the best female poker player in history; Todd Brunson, superstar cash-game player; and Mike Caro, pokers greatest researcher, theorist, and instructor. 704 pages
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QUERP - Quick Easy Role Play

Author: Shane Garvey

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0955985501

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

View: 8969

Welcome to second edition QUERP, the game of Quick Easy Role Playing. Featured in the book are: All the rules you need to play: Advice for Gamesmasters; A special solo adventure; A group adventure designed for beginners. Perfect for first-time role players or those looking for a quick 'pick-up' game without any complicated rules to learn, QUERP provides a complete system suitable for anyone of any age. The game mechanic uses 2d6 to resolve each outcome (The QUERP Game System)
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Aren't You Glad You Didn't Turn On The Light? (Urban Legend)

Author: Drac Von Stoller

Publisher: Drac Von Stoller

ISBN: 1301165050

Category: Fiction

Page: 2

View: 6033

Meg was happy to finally have the chance her other sister's didn't, and that was going to college. Meg's sisters helped her move in to her new dorm. Her sisters were introduced to her roommate Samantha. Meg and Samantha got along really well, and helped each other in their studies. Samantha needed the most help with her homework because she liked to party and Meg always had her head in the textbooks. Midterms were just around the corner, and a big party was being held at a good friend of Samantha's house, and of course, Samantha wasn't going to miss the party over a midterm exam. Samantha said, "Meg there is a party at one of my friend’s house and there is a guy I would like you to meet. What do you say? You want to come or are you going to stay inside this boring dorm studying all weekend?" "Well it sure sounds tempting, but I really want to keep my average at an ‘A’ in every class," replied Meg. "Ok, Meg, but this guy is really cute," said Samantha. "I'm sure he is. You go on, and have a good time at the party, and thanks anyway for the invitation, that was really kind of you to think of me," replied Meg.
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Wrong Turn on the Information Superhighway

Education and the Commercialization of the Internet

Author: Bettina Fabos

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807744741

Category: Education

Page: 186

View: 2210

Describes how students are being exposed to a commercialized version of the Internet and includes information on how to develop noncommercial resources.
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How to Turn Your Desires and Ideals Into Realities

Author: Brown Landone

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787311858

Category:

Page: 159

View: 7259

1922 Contents: Desire, Ideals, and Realities; the Spirit of Matter; Desire-Ideals and the Process of Becoming Realities; Idealizing Things; Idealizing Means and Methods; Property Values Depend Upon Ideals and Idealization; Making Desires of Positi.
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Einfach Freunde

Die wahre Geschichte des Pflegers Driss aus »Ziemlich beste Freunde«

Author: Abdel Sellou

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843703043

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

View: 9455

In Ziemlich beste Freunde hat er die Zuschauer verzaubert – jetzt erzählt Abdel Sellou, das reale Vorbild für den Pfleger Driss, zum ersten Mal seine eigene Geschichte. „Letztes Jahr sind Philippe und ich die Helden eines fabelhaften Films geworden: Ziemlich beste Freunde. Plötzlich will jeder mit uns befreundet sein! Alles, was die beiden im Film machen – Verfolgungsjagden im Luxusschlitten, Gleitschirmfliegen, Nachtspaziergänge durch Paris –, haben wir wirklich erlebt. Aber da ist noch viel mehr ...“ Mit einem Nachwort von Philippe Pozzo di Borgo.
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Sleep No More

An Eve Duncan Novel

Author: Iris Johansen

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250018129

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2494

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen comes a new thriller that will have Eve Duncan questioning everything she thought she knew about her family and her past One woman held captive for decades... Another one freed by the truth... Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan knows what it's like to be haunted by the past. For years after her daughter Bonnie was stolen from her, she fought for closure. But now as she's striving to begin anew, she can't shake the feeling that something terrible is about to happen—or maybe already has. When her mother, Sandra, asks for help in finding a missing friend named Beth Avery, Eve is sure that she's hiding something. It's odd that Sandra would get involved at all, and the fact that she adamantly refuses to go to the police for help reinforces Eve's suspicions that something is very wrong. Eve learns that Beth has been locked away in a mental hospital for years, which makes it even harder to understand how she could have disappeared. As Sandra reluctantly reveals small pieces of the truth about Beth's identity, Eve is shocked to discover that their lives are strangely entwined, and Beth's disappearance now puts them all in grave danger. Desperate, Eve enlists a secret weapon to pick up Beth's trail: rogue profiler, Kendra Michaels. With an uncanny ability to detect clues and solve puzzles, Kendra begins to uncover the bizarre circumstances of Beth's escape from what should have been the safety of her hospital room. Beth is on the run, and as her mind clears--detoxing from the drugs that have held her prisoner--she begins to see the threads of a twisted plot within the powerful Avery family, threatening to destroy Beth and anyone else who might jeopardize the high-stakes game that is already in play.
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Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: William McKeen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393249115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 483

“Gets it all in: the boozing and drugging . . . but also the intelligence, the loyalty, the inherent decency.” —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Hunter S. Thompson detonated a two-ton bomb under the staid field of journalism with his magazine pieces and revelatory Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In Outlaw Journalist, the famous inventor of Gonzo journalism is portrayed as never before. Through in-depth interviews with Thompson’s associates, William McKeen gets behind the drinking and the drugs to show the man and the writer—one who was happy to be considered an outlaw and for whom the calling of journalism was life.
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Going Native

Indians in the American Cultural Imagination

Author: Shari M. Huhndorf

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801454425

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 9033

Since the 1800's, many European Americans have relied on Native Americans as models for their own national, racial, and gender identities. Displays of this impulse include world's fairs, fraternal organizations, and films such as Dances with Wolves. Shari M. Huhndorf uses cultural artifacts such as these to examine the phenomenon of "going native," showing its complex relations to social crises in the broader American society—including those posed by the rise of industrial capitalism, the completion of the military conquest of Native America, and feminist and civil rights activism. Huhndorf looks at several modern cultural manifestations of the desire of European Americans to emulate Native Americans. Some are quite pervasive, as is clear from the continuing, if controversial, existence of fraternal organizations for young and old which rely upon "Indian" costumes and rituals. Another fascinating example is the process by which Arctic travelers "went Eskimo," as Huhndorf describes in her readings of Robert Flaherty's travel narrative, My Eskimo Friends, and his documentary film, Nanook of the North. Huhndorf asserts that European Americans' appropriation of Native identities is not a thing of the past, and she takes a skeptical look at the "tribes" beloved of New Age devotees. Going Native shows how even seemingly harmless images of Native Americans can articulate and reinforce a range of power relations including slavery, patriarchy, and the continued oppression of Native Americans. Huhndorf reconsiders the cultural importance and political implications of the history of the impersonation of Indian identity in light of continuing debates over race, gender, and colonialism in American culture.
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Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow

My Life as a Country Vet

Author: Dr. Jan Pol,David Fisher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698158334

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4823

The star of The Incredible Dr. Pol shares his amusing, and often poignant, tales from his four decades as a vet in rural Michigan. Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised the Netherlands on a dairy farm, he is the star of Nat Geo Wild’s hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol and has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s. Dr. Pol’s more than 20,000 patients have ranged from white mice to 2600-pound horses and everything in between. From the time he was twelve years old and helped deliver a litter of piglets on his family’s farm to the incredible moments captured on his hit TV show, Dr. Pol has amassed a wealth of stories of what it’s like caring for this menagerie of animals. He shares his own story of growing up surrounded by animals, training to be a vet in the Netherlands, and moving to Michigan to open his first practice in a pre fab house. He has established himself as an empathetic yet no-nonsense vet who isn’t afraid to make the difficult decisions in order to do what’s best for his patients—and their hard-working owners. A sick pet can bring heartache, but a sick cow or horse could threaten the very livelihood of a farmer whose modest profits are dependent on healthy livestock. Reminiscent of the classic books of James Herriot, Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow is a charming, fascinating, and funny memoir that will delight animal lovers everywhere.
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The Wings of the Dove + The Ambassadors + What Maisie Knew + The Turn of the Screw (4 Unabridged Classics)

Author: Henry James

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8074849317

Category: Fiction

Page: 612

View: 2275

This carefully crafted ebook: “The Wings of the Dove + The Ambassadors + What Maisie Knew + The Turn of the Screw (4 Unabridged Classics)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Wings of the Dove is a 1902 novel by Henry James. This novel tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress stricken with a serious disease, and her effect on the people around her. Some of these people befriend Milly with honorable motives, while others are more self-interested. The Ambassadors is a 1903 novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in the North American Review (NAR). This dark comedy, one of the masterpieces of James's final period, follows the trip of protagonist Lewis Lambert Strether to Europe in pursuit of Chad, his widowed fiancée's supposedly wayward son; he is to bring the young man back to the family business, but he encounters unexpected complications. The third-person narrative is told exclusively from Strether's point of view. What Maisie Knew is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in the Chap-Book and in the New Review in 1897 and then as a book later that year. The story of the sensitive daughter of divorced, irresponsible parents, What Maisie Knew has great contemporary relevance as an unflinching account of a wildly dysfunctional family. The book is also a masterly technical achievement by James, as it follows the title character from earliest childhood to precocious maturity. The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a ghost story novella written by Henry James. Due to its ambiguous content, it became a favourite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. Henry James ( 1843 – 1916) was an American-born British writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry James, Sr. and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.
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The Journals of Charlie Gordon

An Autobiography

Author: Charlie Marie Gordon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453516395

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Charlie Gordon kept eleven journals throughout her long life. A homosexual woman, she lived and worked in the 50's and 60's in early Hollywood when vice squads raided gay clubs and put homosexuals in jail. In l947 Charlie sailed to Stockholm, Sweden where she lived for seven months with a famous Swedish sculptress. The story is about her life "in the closet" as a secretary to a movie producer and her time as a producer herself on PBS. Later, Charlie was a freelance writer for television and films. Charlie had numerous female lovers and both gay and straight male friends. Her conservative Texas family accepted her female lovers. At forty-two Charlie fell in love with Bebe, a true Brit. They lived together for eighteen years until Bebe was diagnosed with Alzheimers Amazingly, in an atmosphere of pain and frustration, their love blossomed
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Peak District Walking: on the Level

Author: Norman Buckley

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 9781850588115

Category: Peak District (England)

Page: 122

View: 1219

Scattered across the length and breadth of the Peak District, this title features 28 carefully selected short walks to choose from. It is ideal for family outings, for those who prefer easier walks, and all those who simply don't have the time for an all-day walk.
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Out of my Depth

Author: Emily Barr

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755381610

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 2632

When Susie decides to invite her old school friends for a reunion she tells herself that it's just about showing off. It's about letting Amanda, Izzy and Tamsin, see how well she's done, with her successful career as an artist, her gorgeous house in France, her deliciously louche boyfriend. But the truth is that this is a dark plan. A plan that could make or break her seemingly perfect life...and she knows it. As the old friends gather at Susie's for a long weekend of catching up and comparisons, it is clear that despite their lives having taken very different turns, they are all still haunted by a dark and common past. They each know that up until now they have been treading water -- waiting for the inevitable moment when they have to face the truth. The question is, now that the time has come, who will sink and who will swim?
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