Meetings with Morrissey

Author: Len Brown

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857122401

Category: Music

Page: 324

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Morrissey is one of the most provocative, individual and controversial performers in popular music. From the formation of his Manchester band The Smiths in 1982, through to the imminent release of his 2008 solo album Years Of Refusal, his career has spanned 50 UK Top 40 singles and 20 UK Top 10 albums. Including previously unpublished encounters, Meetings with Morrissey gets behind the public image to tell Morrissey’s story in his own words and explore in fine detail the extraordinary subject matter of his songs. The book offers in-depth insight into the diverse artists Morrissey has celebrated, via lyrics or Smiths’ covers, including Patti Smith, Pat Phoenix, Billy Fury, Marc Bolan, James Dean and The New York Dolls. Above all, it focuses on Morrissey’s lifelong commitment to promoting the genius of Oscar Wilde. Len Brown, a former NME writer and television producer, has interviewed Morrissey more times than any journalist. He first saw The Smiths back in 1983 and became the first writer to interview the artist about the death of his band and the birth of his solo career in 1988.

Jason Statham

Taking Stock

Author: Len Brown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409132668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Hollywood's favourite action hero After an exhilirating ten years, Jason Statham has finally confirmed his place in the Hollywood elite. And starring alongside his childhood heroes Stallone, Schwarznegger, Willis and Jet Li, it is hard to imagine him anywhere else. Born in south London, Jason Statham has always been an action-man. As a boy, Jason chose not to follow in the footsteps of his parents and instead cultivated his thirst for adrenaline in athletics and diving - a skill that took him to the World Championships in 1992. But it was on the athlectics track that he was first discovered by a modelling scout for Tommy Hilfiger and French Connection, which eventually led Jason to the then fledgling director Guy Ritchie. A string of Hollywood blockbusters - Lock Stock, Revolver, Snatch - followed. But perhaps his best known role came in 2002 when Jason was cast as Frank Martin in The Transporter. Statham's background in martial arts defies the norm of the action-hero as he performs his own scenes and stunts in some of Hollywood's most death-defying action scenes. A huge box office hit, The Transporter spawned two sequels and has earned the reputation of a cult classic. Len Brown's biography is an insightful, comprehensive and gripping account of Britain's all-action hero.

Living with Cancer

The Ultimate Teen Guide

Author: Denise Thornton

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810872781

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 190

View: 8141


Cancer hits hard at any age, but it is especially challenging for teens who must battle their disease while negotiating the tricky terrain of adolescence. This book explores the range of challenges cancer places on both teens who have cancer and teens who have friends or family members with cancer. Denise Thornton follows cancer's devastating path through a teen's life from diagnosis to treatment and survivorship, with special attention to how cancer can affect relations with friends and family, and its impact on school life. Living with Cancer explores the toll cancer can take on self image and looks at how teens facing cancer have found a sense of balance and control. Each chapter takes advantage of expert knowledge and new information that is continually coming to light, but the bulk of the book is made up of narratives shared by teens whose lives have been changed by cancer. This book will prove immensely useful for teens who are facing cancer, as well as friends and family members who want to understand and support them.

Die letzten vier Tage des Paddy Buckley


Author: Jeremy Massey

Publisher: carl´s books

ISBN: 3641169488

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7018


Paddy Buckley ist mit Leib und Seele Bestatter. Als eine attraktive Witwe seine Zuwendung braucht, gibt er sie ihr – doch sie stirbt auf dem Höhepunkt seines körperlichen Trostes. Geschockt von diesem Erlebnis, überfährt er auf dem Heimweg einen Fußgänger. Der Tote ist der Bruder des gefährlichsten Gangsters von ganz Irland, Vincent Cullen. Jetzt hat er eine tote Witwe und einen toten Gangster am Hals, für die er obendrein auch noch die Beerdigung auszurichten hat! Er muss also höllisch aufpassen, sich nicht zu verraten. Denn Cullen hat geschworen, den Tod seines Bruders zu rächen. Eine rasante Verfolgungsjagd durch Dublin beginnt. Zum Glück ist Paddy einfallsreich und kann sich auf seine Freunde verlassen ... Ein höchst amüsantes Betrugsmanöver und ein ausgebufftes Verwechslungsspiel um einen Leichnam vollenden diesen köstlichen, makabren und warmherzigen Roman.

Handbook of systems analysis


Author: Hugh J. Miser

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471953579

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 361

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Since the dawn of human history people have been facing problems arising from the operations of systems in which they themselves are a part. However, the idea that systematic scrutiny in the spirit of science can help solve them, became widespread only in this century. The Handbook of Systems Analysis brings together in systematic form the core of the systems analysis knowledge and experience it has developed so far. The Handbook of Systems Analysis consists of three volumes: the first offers an overview aimed at a widely varied audience of practitioners and those interested in the problems treated by systems analysis; volume two is aimed at a more technical audience and deals with how a systems analysis study proceeds and resolves the technical and professional issues. Now this third volume exemplifies the general principles and wide variety of practice by means of eight carefully selected cases described by the principal analysts involved. Like the first volume, it is accessible to a wide variety of people professional and non-professional who are interested in how such work is carried out and what its useful effects can be. Features include: * a comprehensive approach without undue technical detail, giving a clear view of what was done and how it achieved its aims * an overview discussion drawing together the aspects of the practice exemplified by the cases * a truly international approach contributors and case studies come from many countries * complete references to the background and supporting material Those working in operational research, management science, and policy analysis will find that this book, and the other two volumes in the set, add value and good practice to their work. The three volumes of the Handbook of Systems Analysis are: Handbook of Systems Analysis: Volume One Overview of Uses, Procedures, Applications, and Practice (ISBN 0-471-90743-X) Handbook of Systems Analysis: Volume Two Craft Issues and Procedural Choices (ISBN 0-471-92020-7) Handbook of Systems Analysis: Volume Three Cases (ISBN 0-471-95357-1) Handbook of Systems Analysis Three Volume Set (ISBN 0-471-96301-1)

The Notorious John Morrissey

How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course

Author: James C. Nicholson

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813167523

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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An Irish immigrant, a collection agent for crime bosses, a professional boxer, and a prodigious gambler, John Morrissey was -- if nothing else -- an unlikely candidate to become one of the most important figures in the history of Thoroughbred racing. As a young man, he worked as a political heavy in New York before going to San Francisco in search of fortune at the height of the Gold Rush. After returning to the east coast, he was hired by Tammany Hall and was soon locked in a deadly rivalry with William Poole, better known as "Bill the Butcher." As time went on, Morrissey parlayed his youthful exploits into a remarkably successful career as a businessman and politician. After establishing a gambling house in Saratoga Springs, the hard-nosed entrepreneur organized the first Thoroughbred race meet at what would become Saratoga Race Course in 1863. Morrissey went on to be elected to two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and two terms in the New York State Senate. In The Notorious John Morrissey, James C. Nicholson explores the improbable life of the man who brought Thoroughbred racing back to prominence in the United States. Though few of his contemporaries did more to develop the commercialization of sports in America, Morrissey's colorful background has prevented him from getting the attention he deserves. This entertaining and long-overdue biography finally does justice to his astounding rags-to-riches story while exploring an intriguing chapter in the history of horse racing.

Teaching Clarity, Purpose and Motivation

A Secondary School Adviser's Handbook

Author: Dan Morrissey

Publisher: Avocado Press

ISBN: 9781890765071

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 8895


How can advisers best support their advisees as they progress through school? How do they really get to know their students, and make sure that meetings are not a waste of anyones time? How to make this process fun? In this workbook, Dan Morrissey, who is Dean of Students at Phillips Exeter Academy, rolls up his sleeves and demystifies how good advising programs really work. He distils 20 years worth of conversations and meetings with nearly 1,000 students into ready-to-use templates, tips, and worksheets.

The Prince of Jockeys

The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy

Author: Pellom McDaniels III

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813143845

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 550

View: 5052


Isaac Burns Murphy (1861--1896) was one of the most dynamic jockeys of his era. Still considered one of the finest riders of all time, Murphy was the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times, and his 44 percent win record remains unmatched. Despite his success, Murphy was pushed out of Thoroughbred racing when African American jockeys were forced off the track, and he died in obscurity. In The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy, author Pellom McDaniels III offers the first definitive biography of this celebrated athlete, whose life spanned the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the adoption of Jim Crow legislation. Despite the obstacles he faced, Murphy became an important figure -- not just in sports, but in the social, political, and cultural consciousness of African Americans. Drawing from legal documents, census data, and newspapers, this comprehensive profile explores how Murphy epitomized the rise of the black middle class and contributed to the construction of popular notions about African American identity, community, and citizenship during his lifetime.

Londonderry Affair

Author: H.J. Sage


ISBN: 1304870057

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 4723


While shopping in a Virginia suburb, First Lady Kathleen Maguire is accosted by a man she knew years ago in Belfast. Taken to a remote location, she is invited to participate in secret peace talks designed to help bring peace to Northern Ireland. Over the objections of the Director of the FBI and others, President Kellan Maguire agrees to allow his wife to proceed to Derry to participate in the talks. The group is to include the prime ministers of Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, but an assassination attempt on the former disrupts the proceedings. Back in the United States, the president's motives are questioned, and he soon faces impeachment charges for allowing his wife to participate in the secret mission. Once again Kathleen Maguire becomes the focal point of controversy, and it is her testimony before Congress that will determine the results of the investigation.

An Introduction to Criminal Law

Author: Philip Carlan,Lisa S. Nored,Ragan A. Downey

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449654053

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 6827


An Introduction to Criminal Law walks readers through a chronological and simplistic (yet detailed) dissection of the legal labyrinth. The comprehensive principles of criminal law are explained step-by-step with a focus on the professional applications of legal principles within the criminal justice system. Full of practical hands-on exercises, this resource is ideal for introductory undergraduate courses in criminal justice programs.

Joe Dallesandro

Warhol Superstar, Underground Film Icon, Actor

Author: Michael Ferguson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504006542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 401

View: 3088


The story of Warhol’s greatest superstar The renowned photographer Francesco Scavullo has called Joe Dallesandro “one of the ten most photogenic men in the world.” Springing to fame at the beginning of the sexual revolution in films such as Flesh, Trash, and Heat, Dallesandro, with the help of his mentor, Paul Morrissey, and pop artist Andy Warhol, became a male sex symbol in the film world unlike any before him. His casual nakedness and characteristic cool in the Warhol Factory’s irreverent, now-classic films earned attention that crossed gender lines and liberated the male nude as an object of beauty in the cinema. In this biofilmography, an update and revision of Little Joe, Superstar, Michael Ferguson explores not only Dallesandro’s Warhol years, but his troubled childhood on the streets of New York, in juvenile detention, as physique model, and on the run. Ferguson examines all of Dallesandro’s films: the eight made with Warhol and Morrissey, including the X-rated Frankenstein and Dracula, the post-Factory career in both art-world and low-budget films abroad, and his works as character actor upon his return to America. Including new interviews with Dallesandro, photographs from the actor’s personal collection, and an extensive biographical section, Joe Dallesandro is the ultimate guide to an underground film icon who, according to Andy Warhol, “everyone was in love with.”

Nomination of Francis X. Morrissey

Hearings Before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Eighty-Ninth Congress, First Session, on Oct. 12, 1965

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher: N.A



Page: 106

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