Upon the death of her mother, Kit, in turn becomes one of The Gifted, able to shape-shift into feline form and secretly change the lives of humans. Her journey through the centuries provides stories which are chilling, humorous, bitter-sweet, mysterious, or shocking. During her travels Kit encounters witchcraft in the 18th century, the Music Hall of the 19th century, organized crime in the Roaring 20s, murder in 40s´ USA, a rock star´s finest hour, a mysterious underground cult.... Between tales are glimpses into the fascinating world of The Gifted. Surprises abound for the listener - and for Kit. JM Colhoun delivers a beautifully written, captivating book. Its poetic prose and compelling tales will intrigue and enchant until the very end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jacqueline Colhoun. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084659de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the first study to explore fully the myth of America as reflected in the nation´s popular music. Beginning with the songs of the Pilgrims and continuing through more than two centuries of history and music, Born in the U.S.A. shows the emerging American myth and gives a close reading of the compositions of songwriters as diverse as William Billings, Henry Clay Work, Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen. So that the full and diverse narrative of this complex nation might be recorded, this insightful study is focused both upon the national myth and upon the songwriters and performers representing subcultures and alternative viewpoints that are the text of America´s story. Through hymnlike paeans and through discordant lamentations protesting the realities of the contemporary workaday world, popular music is an astonishing mirror of American history. The book is published by University Press of Mississippi. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084876de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2009/Sterling) Barry Miles, 23.5x31.1 cm, Gebunden mit Schutzumschlag, Englisch, 304 Seiten, durchgehend, meist farbig illustriert. Klasse gestalteter Schmöker (1.8kg) für alle Sixties Freunde!*****Sonderpreis - This is a fascinating volume that celebrates the United States embracing British music, film, fashion and art in the 1960s. Capturing one of the most exciting artistic periods in recent history, this is an irresistible look back for all. It is filled with photographs of the many stars that crossed the pond, such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Sean Connery and Twiggy. This richly illustrated and informative volume celebrates the pivotal cultural moment when the United States took on a British accent. The huge volume of talent crossing the pond included the The Beatles, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks, The Moody Blues, Them (and Van Morrison), The Yardbirds, The Who and, of course, the Rolling Stones. The invasion wasn´t only musical: Peter O´Toole, Julie Andrews, Sean Connery and Michael Caine made a splash in Hollywood, while films like ´Goldfinger´, ´Alfie´ and ´What´s New, Pussycat?´ topped box-office charts. ´The Avengers´ became cult TV and ´Carnaby Street´ defined hip style, turning Mary Quant, Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton into fashion icons. Filled with photographs that capture one of the most exciting artistic periods in recent history, this is an evocative, irresistible look back.