Panic on the Streets

The Smiths & Morrissey Location Guide

Author: Phill Gatenby

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 9780857685773

Category: Music

Page: 183

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This indespensible guide takes fans of The Smiths and Morrissey from Manchester right into the heart of London - transforming a leaning post on a Wapping side street, an alleyway in Battersea, a bandstand in the East End and a barber shop in Mayfair into tourist attractions with a difference. Discover the directions to each location, the history behind each entry and their relevance to The Smiths and Morrissey. Here are the places in Manchester, London and beyond that shaped the songs that mean so much to so many.

Widespread Panic in the Streets of Athens, Georgia

Author: Gordon Lamb

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820354120

Category: Music

Page: 136

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In April 1998, legendary southern jam band Widespread Panic held a free open-air record release show in downtown Athens, Georgia, its homebase. No one involved could have known that the predicted crowd of twenty thousand would prove to be nearly five times that size. The ultimately successful show, now known as “Panic in the Streets,” went on to become a cult favorite of Panic fans and a decisive moment in Athens music history. This event still holds the record for the world’s largest record release party, but the full story of how the event came to be has not been told until now. Widespread Panic in the Streets of Athens, Georgia places readers at the historic event, using in-depth investigation and interviews with the band, city officials, and “Spread Heads” who were there. Told as much as possible in real time, music journalist Gordon Lamb’s narrative takes the reader from conception to aftermath and uncovers the local controversies and efforts that nearly stopped the show from happening altogether. This deeply researched and richly sourced book follows every stage of the concert’s development from the spark of an idea to approximately one hundred thousand people from all over the world packing the streets of a legendary music town. Taking us back to 1990s Athens through vibrant, on-the-scene writing, Lamb gives us the story of a band on the verge of greatness and a town reckoning with its significant place in music history.

Kick 4 Malawi

Author: David Light

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1445214261

Category:

Page: 249

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Kick 4 Malawi is the true story of two football fanatic brothers, who embark on an endurance challenge of a lifetime. Their goal is to kick a football 250 miles across Malawi in just 10 days. Their objective is to raise £10,000 for an AIDS orphanage in one of Africa's poorest nations. This is the story of how Steve and Pete Fleming formed Kick4Life; a charity that has pioneered the use of football for development in Africa.Kick 4 Malawi is a travel documentary with a difference. A tale of lives transformed when ideas and action meet, the story contrasts the humour and adventure of an improbable fundraising challenge, with the sobering realities of poverty and disease in Africa.

Going Dark

A Thorn Novel

Author: James W. Hall

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250038332

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The New York Times Book Review calls Edgar Award–winner James W. Hall a "master of suspense" and this new high-stakes thriller Going Dark shows why as Thorn embarks on a mission to save his newfound son Earth Liberation Front, known as ELF, is a loosely knit organization comprised of environmental activists scattered around the country. These extremists take a "by any means necessary" approach to defending the planet. In the last decade ELF has been responsible for close to a hundred million dollars in damage mainly through arson. The FBI ranks them, along with other eco-radicals, as the number one homegrown terrorist threat. Flynn Moss, Thorn's newly discovered son, has naively fallen in with an ELF cell in Miami which has its sights on Turkey Point, the largest nuclear power plant in the state. This ELF group has concocted a non-violent plan to shut the nuke plant down—nothing more than a huge publicity stunt to call attention to the dangers of nuclear power. But unbeknownst to some in the group, there are other members with a far more violent scheme in mind—to cause a radioactive catastrophe rivaling Chernobyl or Fukushima. With a growing sense of dread about the group's true intentions, Flynn summons Thorn to help him escape from Prince Key, the remote island off the shores of Miami where the ELF group is camped. Unable to refuse this son he barely knows, Thorn heads off to Prince Key and quickly reaches a frightening realization. There is only one way to save his son's life. He must join with the eco-terrorists and help them complete their deadly mission.

Virginia Woolf

A Portrait

Author: Viviane Forrester

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231535120

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt award for biography, this remarkable portrait sheds new light on Virginia Woolf's relationships with her family and friends and how they shaped her work. Virginia Woolf: A Portrait blends recently unearthed documents, key primary sources, and personal interviews with Woolf's relatives and other acquaintances to render in unmatched detail the author's complicated relationship with her husband, Leonard; her father, Leslie Stephen; and her half-sister, Vanessa Bell. Forrester connects these figures to Woolf's mental breakdown while introducing the concept of "Virginia seule," or Virginia alone: an uncommon paragon of female strength and conviction. Forrester's biography inhabits her characters and vivifies their perspective, weaving a colorful, intense drama that forces readers to rethink their understanding of Woolf, her writing, and her world.

Panic on Wall Street

A History of America's Financial Disasters

Author: Robert Sobel

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 9781893122468

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 469

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Tearing Down the Streets

Adventures in Urban Anarchy

Author: Jeff Ferrell

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403960337

Category: Architecture

Page: 282

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Along the way the book investigates a remarkable range on contemporary public controversies involving these underground groups, documenting the ways in which their on-the-street anarchist polities and cultural self-invention shape resistance to new forms of spacial and legal control, and tracing the roots of this resistance through a subversive past that stretches from the Paris Commune of 1871 to the punks of the 1970s. This look at extreme urban subcultures asks "whose city is it?" and argues for a disorderly urban culture in place of the Disneyfied city."--BOOK JACKET.

The Smiths

songs that saved your life

Author: Simon Goddard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898807357

Category:

Page: 344

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A Life Aligned With Mary Magdalene

Author: Renee Michelle Christian

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465307850

Category: Drama

Page: 101

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A Life Aligned with Mary Magdalene is a modern-day fairy tale worthy of dalliance, uniting spiritual and human sides of nature. The story is of a soulful reunion with love, honor, trauma, triumph, and faith intertwined. Born in Europe, Renee Michelle Christian’s family relocated back to the States with the military. Feeling her soul is misplaced, she longs to find her Prince Charming who connects her to her roots.

Streets of Panic Park (Goosebumps Horrorland #12)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545301165

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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It's the end of the ride--for now! Fright-master R.L. Stine saves the most shocking surprises for last as all of HorrorLand's secrets are revealed! Luke and Lizzie thin they’ll be safe in Panic Park. But they’re wrong. Because Panic Park is home to The Menace, a two-faced villain with a twisted plan to trap them forever. They learn they’ve been sharing secrets with a traitor, who’s been tricking them all along! To beat The Menace and his rotten crew, Luke and Lizzie must team up with an old foe. But will they be double-crossed again?

The Edge of Panic

Author: Marilyn Edwards

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479737429

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Dawn strolled over to another wall where a large, framed, penciled drawing presented a grinning skull, a transparent round pipe with smoke curling from it, and a horned skull with hollow eyes that appeared to be laughing at her, like the phantom of her nightmare. Devoid of color, gray and white swirls of smoke depicted illusionary demons-there were demons in the smoke. The artwork, a little on the dark side, seemed almost symbolic. She remembered a time, not so very long ago, when Preston City was the safest place to live. Then drugs became more than a troubling issue. Van Morrison and Bob Kaley invaded their town and death walked stealthily through the halls of their school, out onto their quiet streets. They had arrived in town at about the same time last year, a simple coincidence? Van Morrison, a drug pusher on the south side, Bob Kaley, a respected teacher in her school. It seemed unlikely the two would have any connection. Still, she had her suspicions. Dawn wondered if it was her imagination working overtime linking a social studies teacher to disreputable drug pusher.

Panic in the Loop

Chicago's Banking Crisis of 1932

Author: Raymond B. Vickers

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739166409

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 347

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Relying on a broad array of records used together for the first time, Panic in the Loop reveals widespread fraud and insider abuse by bankers - and the complicity of corrupt politicians - that caused the Chicago banking debacle of 1932. Eight decades later little has changed. Panic in the Loop calls for the abolition of secrecy that permeates the bank regulatory system, which would have prevented the Enron fiasco and the financial meltdown of 2008.

Grace Under Fire

Author: Misa Buckley

Publisher: Champagne Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Grace McKenna wakes up to find the world in danger – the sky is on fire and the only man who knows how the global satellite system works is languishing in a mental institute. Sent by the director of Global Solutions, she discovers a man largely forgotten by society, a man whose powers intrigue her. Breaking Benedict Thomas out of the institute might be as crazy as he’s alleged to be, but someone is lying and Grace is determined to find out whom. Especially since those lies have put the entire world in danger…

Kazan Revisited

Author: Lisa Dombrowski

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819570850

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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A groundbreaking filmmaker dogged by controversy in both his personal life and career, Elia Kazan was one of the most important directors of postwar American cinema. In landmark motion pictures such as A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, East of Eden, and Splendor in the Grass, Kazan crafted an emotionally raw form of psychological realism. His reputation has rested on his Academy award-winning work with actors, his provocative portrayal of sexual, moral, and generational conflict, and his unpopular decision to name former colleagues as Communists before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952. But much of Kazan’s influential cinematic legacy remains unexamined. Arriving in the wake of his centenary, Kazan Revisited engages and moves beyond existing debates regarding Kazan’s contributions to film, tackling the social, political, industrial, and aesthetic significance of his work from a range of critical perspectives. Featuring essays by established film critics and scholars such as Richard Schickel (Time), Victor Navasky (The Nation), Mark Harris (Entertainment Weekly), Kent Jones (Film Comment), Jonathan Rosenbaum (Essential Cinema, 2004), Jeanine Basinger (The Star Machine, 2007), and Leo Braudy (On the Waterfront, 2008), this book is a must for diehard cinephiles and those new to Kazan alike. Contributors include: JEANINE BASINGER, LEO BRAUDY, LISA DOMBROWSKI, HADEN GUEST, MARK HARRIS, KENT JONES, PATRICK KEATING, SAVANNAH LEE, BRENDA MURPHY, VICTOR NAVASKY, BRIAN NEVE, JONATHAN ROSENBAUM, RICHARD SCHICKEL, ANDREW TRACY, and SAM WASSON.

A Homeless Panic

The Homeless Experience in America

Author: James Lough

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491782986

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 104

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A Homeless Panic: The Homeless Experience in America A gripping and powerful story about survival on the streets. This is a true account, in descriptive and sometimes graphic detail, of what it was like to survive homelessness. It is the story of one person’s struggle to come to terms with what can only be described as a real-life disaster. More than just a good read, A Homeless Panic provides a profound and moving account of what it’s like to be homeless in America. Our society doesn’t look favorably on homelessness and doesn’t understand the problem. Even though the United States is the wealthiest nation on earth, we have been unable to resolve the growing problem of homelessness. This book can help bring a better understanding between the general public and the homeless. The author delves into the complex realities of homelessness to paint a compelling picture of individuals living on the street and of their struggles for daily survival. All of them are trying to make the best they can of a desperate situation. This book presents an honest look at their foibles, their values, and their humanity.

The Day Care Ritual Abuse Moral Panic

Author: Mary de Young

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786418303

Category: Education

Page: 280

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In the United States during the early 1980s, hundreds of day care providers were accused of sexually abusing their young charges in satanic rituals that included blood drinking, cannibalism, and human sacrifice. The panic surrounding the ritual abuse of children has spread quickly to Canada, Europe, and Australasia, and its rapid dispersion has been unimpeded by international investigations that found no evidence to corroborate the allegations and warned that a moral panic was thrusting them into professional public attention. This work is a sociologically based analysis of the day care ritual abuse panic in America. It introduces the concept of moral panic and analyzes its relevance to the ritual abuse scare, explores the ideological, political, economic, and professional forces that fomented the panic, discusses the McMartin Preschool case as the incident that brought attention to satanic menaces and children, and examines the dialect between the various interest groups that stirred up and spread the moral panic and the day care providers accused of ritual abuse. Also covered are the popular culture representations of day care ritual abuse, the diffusion of the scare to areas overseas, the institutionally symbolic and ideologically contradictory social ends of the panic, and the outcomes of the panic in various settings. The book ends with a discussion of moral panic theory and how it needs to be changed for a complex, multi-mediated postmodern culture, and what lessons can be learned from the scare.

Blowback

Author: Brad Thor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847395295

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A weapon designed to decimate the Roman Empire has just become the No.1 threat to the United States. Caught live on Al Jazeera in an off-the-books operation, Scot Harvath's career has been terminated. But when the tide in the War on Terror suddenly turns against the US, the president has no choice but to secretly enlist the help of the man the administration has just fired. Ducking a congressional subpoena, Harvath travels to the Mediterranean, where he learns of a shadowy organization that has been combing the earth for decades in search of the ultimate weapon to use against the USA and her allies. Now, after three summers of record-breaking heat across Europe, one steadily melting Alpine glacier has given up an ancient secret - one with the potential to thrust civilization back into the Dark Ages. From Cyprus, London and Paris, to Italy, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia, Harvath must race against the clock to stop one of the greatest evils ever to face the western world. Look out for the adrenaline-fuelled new Brad Thor novel, Code of Conduct, published in July 2015!

The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia

Refugees, Boundaries, Histories

Author: Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231511019

Category: History

Page: 304

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Nation-states often shape the boundaries of historical enquiry, and thus silence the very histories that have sutured nations to territorial states. "India" and "Pakistan" were drawn onto maps in the midst of Partition's genocidal violence and one of the largest displacements of people in the twentieth century. Yet this historical specificity of decolonization on the very making of a nationalized cartography of modern South Asia has largely gone unexamined. In this remarkable study based on more than two years of ethnographic and archival research, Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar argues that the combined interventions of the two postcolonial states were enormously important in shaping these massive displacements. She examines the long, contentious, and ambivalent process of drawing political boundaries and making distinct nation-states in the midst of this historic chaos. Zamindar crosses political and conceptual boundaries to bring together oral histories with north Indian Muslim families divided between the two cities of Delhi and Karachi with extensive archival research in previously unexamined Urdu newspapers and government records of India and Pakistan. She juxtaposes the experiences of ordinary people against the bureaucratic interventions of both postcolonial states to manage and control refugees and administer refugee property. As a result, she reveals the surprising history of the making of the western Indo-Pak border, one of the most highly surveillanced in the world, which came to be instituted in response to this refugee crisis, in order to construct national difference where it was the most blurred. In particular, Zamindar examines the "Muslim question" at the heart of Partition. From the margins and silences of national histories, she draws out the resistance, bewilderment, and marginalization of north Indian Muslims as they came to be pushed out and divided by both emergent nation-states. It is here that Zamindar asks us to stretch our understanding of "Partition violence" to include this long, and in some sense ongoing, bureaucratic violence of postcolonial nationhood, and to place Partition at the heart of a twentieth century of border-making and nation-state formation.

Women of the Mean Streets: Lesbian Noir

Author: J.M. Redmann,Greg Herren

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 1602825386

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Women. Crime. Justice. At least the search for it. On the mean streets, the back allies, the dark corners. These are stories of tough women in hard places. The nights are long, the women are fast, and danger is always a short block or quick minute away. Edited by award winning author/editors J.M. Redmann and Greg Herren, Women of the Mean Streets is an anthology of some of the top, tough women crime writers today, noir stories with a lesbian twist.

A Paradise Built in Hell

The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101459010

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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A startling investigation of what people do in disasters and why it matters Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster? whether manmade or natural?people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makes the newfound communities and purpose many find in the ruins and crises after disaster so joyous? And what does this joy reveal about ordinarily unmet social desires and possibilities? In A Paradise Built in Hell, award-winning author Rebecca Solnit explores these phenomena, looking at major calamities from the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco through the 1917 explosion that tore up Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. She examines how disaster throws people into a temporary utopia of changed states of mind and social possibilities, as well as looking at the cost of the widespread myths and rarer real cases of social deterioration during crisis. This is a timely and important book from an acclaimed author whose work consistently locates unseen patterns and meanings in broad cultural histories.