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Popular music has long been a powerful force for social change. Protest songs have served as anthems regarding war, racism, sexism, ecological destruction and so many other crucial issues. Music Is Power takes us on a guided tour through the past 100 years of politically-conscious music, from Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie to Green Day and NWA. Covering a wide variety of genres, including regga... read more
Forty years after the Patty Hearst "trial of the century," the true story of the events, including the beginning of police militarization in America.Revolution's End fully explains the most famous kidnapping in US history, detailing Patty Hearst's relationship with Donald DeFreeze, known as Cinque, head of the Symbionese Liberation Army. Not only did the heiress have a sexual relationship with... read more
The first book to compile all of theater's glorious bloopers--an uproarious homage to the stageStop the Show! is the first book to assemble humorous, frightening and bizarre anecdotes about the history of all that went wrong during live theatrical productions in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. It is the publishing equivalent of TV bloopers for the legitimate stage. This book includes stories ... read more
Becoming Jimi Hendrix traces “Jimmy’s” early musical roots, from a harrowing, hand-to-mouth upbringing in a poverty-stricken, broken Seattle home to his early discovery of the blues to his stint as a reluctant recruit of the 101st Airborne who was magnetically drawn to the rhythm and blues scene in Nashville. As a sideman, Hendrix played with the likes of Little Richard, Ike and Tina Turner, t... read more
People have forgotten how to be funny,” says Chris Vogler in his foreword to What Are You Laughing at? Luckily, experienced and award-winning humor writer Brad Schreiber is here to remind us all how it’s done. If laughter is the best medicine, be prepared to feel fit as a fiddle after perusing these pages. Brad’s clever wit and well-timed punch lines are sure to leave you grasping your sides,... read more
The hilarious, startling biography of Phil Proctor, the co-founder of the legendary satirical comedy group, the Firesign Theatre. Includes over 120 rare photos, illustrating his work in comedy recordings, TV, film and even the Broadway stage.Phil, with Peter Bergman, Phil Austin and David Ossman, predicted reality TV, hackers, computer viruses, virtual reality, the fall of the Soviet Union, 9/... read more
Unnatural celebrity deaths and unnaturally celebrated murders pockmark the history of Los Angeles, looming as large in the public imagination as the Hollywood stars themselves. Death in Paradise is the first authorized history of the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office, revisiting the most culturally significant and forensically complex cases of accidental death, suicide or murder of the famous. It d... read more
It’s back and even mind-meltingly stranger than before. Weird Wonders and Bizarre Blunders is the only world record book made up of utterly insane accomplishments or people so stupid, goofy or distasteful that no other record book would have them. Want to see the Most Dangerous Place to Skateboard? Or find out the Most Disgusting Flavor of Ice Cream? We’ve got pictures of them! Weird Wonders w... read more
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 300,000 workers are employed as full-time writers in the fields of publicity, technical writing, and in-house writing alone. Providing information on 90 jobs for prospective writers, this book explores the job possibilities in the field of writing, with appendixes offering useful information.
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