Erscheinungsdatum: 15.04.2006, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Myne, Titelzusatz: New & Selected Poems and Prose 1976-2005, Autor: Presley, Frances, Verlag: Shearsman Books, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: POETRY // European // English // Irish // Scottish // Welsh, Rubrik: Belletristik // Lyrik, Dramatik, Essays, Seiten: 200, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 298 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Paperback - 320 pages - Publisher: Billboard Books - 1994 - English Rock and roll wasn't supposed to last. From the days in 1953 when Bill Haley and His Comets' "Crazy Man Crazy" became the first rock record to enter the Billboard charts, through the arrival of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and Lit...
An author and university professor whose books include scholarly works on the Beatles and Bob Dylan, William McKeen here tackles the role of popular music in American culture. Beginning with the emergence of rock in the 1950s, and including the meteoric rise of artists such as Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry, McKeen examines the growth of the recording industry while incorporating the social and intellectual history of the country. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William McKeen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004967/bk_reco_004967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In The Colonel, Alanna Nash, the author of Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch, explores in depth the amazing story of Colonel Tom Parker, the man behind the legend and the myth of Elvis Presley. The result is like the most riveting of real-life detective stories - one that will completely change your view of Presley's life, success, and death. While scores of books have been written about Elvis Presley, this is the first meticulously researched biography of Tom Parker written by someone who knew him personally. And for anyone truly interested in the performer many consider the greatest and most influential of the 20th century, it is impossible to understand how Elvis came to be such a phenomenon without examining the life and mind of Parker, the man who virtually controlled Elvis' every move. Alanna Nash has been covering the story of Elvis Presley and Colonel Tom Parker since the day of Presley's funeral in Memphis, Tennessee. She was the first journalist allowed to view Presley's body, a compelling and surprising sight. But the profile of Parker attending the funeral in a Hawaiian shirt and a baseball cap was even stranger and led her to investigate the man behind the myth. It has been known for 20 years that Thomas Andrew Parker was in fact born in Holland as Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk. But Nash has dug much deeper and, in a masterpiece of reporting, unearthed never-before-seen documents, including Parker's army records and psychiatric evaluations and the original police report of an unsolved murder case in Holland that lies at the heart of the Parker mystery. In the process of weighing the evidence, she answers the biggest riddle in the history of the music industry, as it becomes clear that every move Parker made in the handling of Elvis Presley - from why he never allowed Elvis to perform in Europe, to why he didn't halt Elvis' drug use, to why he put him in so many mediocre movies and even the Colonel's directio 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gibson Frazier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008174/bk_sans_008174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The final novel in the Armageddon Quartet and arguably the best of the three. Fast, frantic, and furiously paced - and introducing the now legendary Lazlo Woodbine, 1950s genre private eye. The host of stars include Harpo/Chico the two-headed lovechild, Barry the time-travelling Brussels Sprout, Elvis Presley in his greatest role ever, and Rex Mundi, who still bears an uncanny resemblance to a young Harrison Ford. The action takes place in Presley City, the world’s single surviving metropolis, where Rex finds himself trapped only days away from nuclear destruction. The world is not as it should be. The Bible prominently features Elvis. Lazlo Woodbine is convinced that he is the hero of the book and Barry knows for certain that he is! Rex keeps getting mistaken for the Antichrist, and this is seriously spoiling his chances of getting his end away with the gorgeous Laura Lynch (played apparently by Lady GaGa). If you had any questions to ask after listening to the first two books in this series, all will be answered in this one. Or, if not exactly answered, then not answered. The Suburban Book of the Dead is a study in controlled chaos and a masterpiece in the genre of Rankin’s own creation, Far-Fetched Fiction, and it is strongly recommended that you listen to the other two books first to have the remotest chance of understanding what is going on. Robert Rankin describes himself as a teller of tall tales. The Morning Star describes him as 'The Master of Silliness', and his publisher describes him as ‘The Master of Far Fetched Fiction’. He is the author of more than 30 novels, of which he has sold millions of copies, and he makes people laugh around the world. Robert loves going on tour, signing books for fans, and his appearances at signings and conventions are legendary, often including a stand-up routine, a song (accompanied by his 'air-ukulele'), and an always-entertaining question-and-answer session. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Rankin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014463/bk_adbl_014463_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Attention dragon lovers: If you like fantasy books about dragons, wizards, elves, and knights, this book is for you! Get ready to be instantly immersed into a world of dragons, gladiators, magic, and swords. This isn't just another "fantasy story". This audiobook is impactful and boasts the following features: A gritty female heroine Bloody gladiator battles Epic dragon battlesBattle-weary knightsQuirky sidekicksGrumpy old wizards So, don't buy this book unless you truly love stories about dragons! Here's a small excerpt from the story: After proving herself to Meverick, the old wizard guides the team to the bustling city of Seaside to find transportation across the Great Sea. While at the docks, they find a melting pot of traders, pirates, smugglers, drunkards, gypsies, prizefighters, and more. Among these characters is Murdock, a boisterous captain who agrees to take them to their destination. Despite their differences, Avalon begins to make friends with not only Presley and Roderick but also some of the crew. Little do they know that the Draken commander is hot on their trail and ready to unleash his vengeance against the human dragon slayers. In this high fantasy adventure, Avalon will encounter dragons, wizards, knights, pirates, bandits, dragon guards, and much more! Get this amazing dragon fantasy, today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian J. Gilliland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/165633/bk_acx0_165633_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For more than 50 years, Bill C. Malone has researched and written about the history of country music. Today, he is celebrated as the foremost authority on this distinctly American genre. This new collection brings together his significant article-length work from a variety of sources, including essays, book chapters, and record liner notes. Sing Me Back Home distills a lifetime of thinking about country and Southern roots music.Malone offers the heartfelt story of his own working-class upbringing in rural East Texas, recounting how in 1939, his family’s first radio, a battery-powered Philco, introduced him to hillbilly music and how years later, he went on to become a scholar in the field before the field formally existed. Drawing on 100 years of Southern roots music history, Malone assesses the contributions of artists such as William S. Hays, Albert Brumley, Joe Thompson, Jimmie Rodgers, Johnny Gimble, and Elvis Presley. He also explores the intricate relationships between black and white music styles, gospel and secular traditions, and pop, folk, and country music.Author of many books, Malone is best known for his pioneering volume County Music, U.S.A., published in 1968. It ranks as the first comprehensive history of American country music and remains a standard reference. This compilation of Malone’s shorter - and more personal - essays is the perfect complement to his earlier writing and a compelling introduction to the life’s work of America’s most respected country music historian. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Lerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135349/bk_acx0_135349_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Just when Larue Donavan, top-notch psychic medium and bookstore owner, thought she'd gotten a vacation from ghostly visitors, her ghoul friends are back. All she wants is to run her bookstore and help a few lost souls cross over into the light, but what she gets is black witchcraft, demons, and Elvis Presley. Oh wait, she likes the Elvis part. A reality show is in town and wants Larue to join their team. She accepts the job, but gets more than she bargained for when, on the first day, she's thrown into a battle with dark forces. Larue has to deal with the demons lurking between this world and the next and even Elvis can't help her with this fight. This specter may not be out for the client after all. Instead, this demon is all over Larue like a bad rash. The demon isn't the only one longing for someone, though. Larue's relationship with Callahan Weiss is in jeopardy when his ex-girlfriend arrives in town and decides to introduce herself to Larue via snail mail... not just once, but many times. This girl is definitely stalker material. She'll do anything to get to Callahan's heart. When it seems as if things couldn't possibly get any worse, Larue, and everyone around her, realizes she isn't acting normal - even her eye color has changed. This demon may be playing tricks. Larue must use every bit of spiritual energy she can muster to save herself. If she doesn't outsmart the forces of evil, she may lose her sanity and possibly her soul. Larue must banish this evil spirit back to hell with a little help from her ghoul friends... and Elvis. Other books in the Larue Donavan series:Me and My Ghoulfriends and Ghouls Night Out 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Klett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026657/bk_acx0_026657_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is the year 2060 and oh no! The world is going to end again! In 1977 Elvis Presley faked his own death and set off on a journey into the future with his best friend Barry the Time Travelling Brussels Sprout. Mr Presley’s mission: seek out and destroy The Antichrist and save civilisation as we would one day know it. Good old Elvis! Things, however, do not go quite to plan. There is a boy genius whose intention is to rule the world. The demon hoard known as Legion that has taken up residence in the internet. And the matter of the Big Flywheel, the clockwork mechanism at the Earth’s core that keeps the planet running on course. The Big Flywheel is grinding to a halt. Meanwhile in 2060 Rex Mundi seems happy enough. He is married to Jesus Christ’s twin sister Christeen, has a talking hippy dog named Fido and a very nice house in the country. If it wasn’t for that great big spaceship that someone has parked on his lawn, Rex would have very little to complain about. And so begins They Came and Ate Us, Armageddon Two: The B Movie, probably one of the most ground-breaking books Robert Rankin has ever written. A heady mix of extreme sex, violence, madness and mayhem, and like the first book in the sequence - Armageddon: The Musical - it is years ahead of the zeitgeist, this time in its use of Steampunk motifs. Strictly for the over-eighteens and not something to give your granny for Christmas. This is the novel that introduced one of Rankin’s most loved characters, Hugo Rune and his Book of Ultimate Truths to the world and is a work of literature where the “fourth Wall” is not just removed but thoroughly demolished. Robert Rankin describes himself as a teller of tall tales. The Morning Star describes him as 'The Master of Silliness', and his publisher describes him as ‘The Master of Far Fetched Fiction’. He is the author of more than thirty novels, of which he has sold millions of copies, and h 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Rankin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014462/bk_adbl_014462_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.