My Life with Earth Wind Fire

My Life with Earth  Wind   Fire
Author: Maurice White,Herb Powell
Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062329172
Language: en
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Foreword by Steve Harvey and afterword by David Foster The Grammy-winning founder of the legendary pop/R&B/soul/funk/disco group tells his story and charts the rise of his legendary band in this sincere memoir that captures the heart and soul of an artist whose groundbreaking sound continues to influence music today. With its dynamic horns, contrasting vocals, and vivid stage shows, Earth, Wind & Fire was one of the most popular acts of the late twentieth century—the band “that changed the sound of black pop” (Rolling Stone)—and its music continues to inspire modern artists including Usher, Jay-Z, Cee-Lo Green, and Outkast. At last, the band’s founder, Maurice White, shares the story of his success. Now in his seventies, White reflects on the great blessings music has brought to his life and the struggles he’s endured: his mother leaving him behind in Memphis when he was four; learning to play the drums with Booker T. Jones; moving to Chicago at eighteen and later Los Angeles after leaving the Ramsey Lewis Trio; forming EWF, only to have the original group fall apart; working with Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond; his diagnosis of Parkinson’s; and his final public performance with the group at the 2006 Grammy Awards. Through it all, White credits his faith for his amazing success and guidance in overcoming his many challenges. Keep Your Head to the Sky is an intimate, moving, and beautiful memoir from a man whose creativity and determination carried him to great success, and whose faith enabled him to savor every moment.

Keep Your Head to the Sky

Keep Your Head to the Sky
Author: Maurice White,Herb Powell
Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: Amistad
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0062329154
Language: en
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Foreword by Steve Harvey and afterword by David Foster The Grammy-winning founder of the legendary pop/R&B/soul/funk/disco group tells his story and charts the rise of his legendary band in this sincere memoir that captures the heart and soul of an artist whose groundbreaking sound continues to influence music today. With its dynamic horns, contrasting vocals, and vivid stage shows, Earth, Wind & Fire was one of the most popular acts of the late twentieth century—the band “that changed the sound of black pop” (Rolling Stone)—and its music continues to inspire modern artists including Usher, Jay-Z, Cee-Lo Green, and Outkast. At last, the band’s founder, Maurice White, shares the story of his success. Now in his seventies, White reflects on the great blessings music has brought to his life and the struggles he’s endured: his mother leaving him behind in Memphis when he was four; learning to play the drums with Booker T. Jones; moving to Chicago at eighteen and later Los Angeles after leaving the Ramsey Lewis Trio; forming EWF, only to have the original group fall apart; working with Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond; his diagnosis of Parkinson’s; and his final public performance with the group at the 2006 Grammy Awards. Through it all, White credits his faith for his amazing success and guidance in overcoming his many challenges. Keep Your Head to the Sky is an intimate, moving, and beautiful memoir from a man whose creativity and determination carried him to great success, and whose faith enabled him to savor every moment.

Shining Star

Shining Star
Author: Philip Bailey,Keith Zimmerman,Kent Zimmerman
Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101607930
Language: en
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Earth, Wind & Fire has sold some ninety million records and won eight Grammy awards. But while its charismatic founder, Maurice White, and Philip Bailey, one of popular music’s greatest voices, are remarkable musical talents, their relentless work ethic exhausted and emotionally gutted the group. Now, Bailey shares the inside story of his professional and spiritual journey, from his origins to the band’s meteoric rise to stardom, and from its breakup to its triumphant reinvention. Shining Star will mesmerize the supergroup’s millions of fans and anyone who loves an inspiring story about what happens when real life exceeds your dreams.

Living My Life

Living My Life
Author: Emma Goldman
Release: 1970-01-01
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 532
ISBN: 0486225445
Language: en
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The autobiography of the early radical leader and her participation in communist, anarchist, and feminist activities

Me

Me
Author: Katharine Hepburn
Release: 2011-10-12
Editor: Ballantine Books
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780307807687
Language: en
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A NEW YORK TIMES Notable Book of the Year “In her book about her life, Miss Hepburn insists that that woman in the movies was not her at all. ‘I’m not going to hide behind you anymore,’ she says. ‘Who are you anyway? You're not me.’ Sure she is. The woman in the book is cocky, fearless, smart, capable, and human, on screen and off.”—Anna Quindlen, The New York Times Admired and beloved by movie audiences for more than sixty years, four-time Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn is an American classic and an extraordinary, enduring presence on the international cultural scene. Yet her private life has been obscured by mystery. Now Miss Hepburn breaks her long-kept silence in this absorbing and provocative memoir. With characteristic gusto and candor, Katharine Hepburn reflects on the events, people, and places that have shaped her life—her childhood and family, her early days in New York, and her experiences with political activism. She talks about the ups and downs of her career, her long friendship with Spencer Tracy, and of course, her close collaborations with several of the leading actors, directors, and producers of the past half century. Me is an unforgettable portrait of Katharine Hepburn as we have not seen her before. “It is the understanding heart revealed just before the final curtain that makes us fall in love with Katharine Hepburn.”—The New York Times Book Review NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.

My Life Next Door

My Life Next Door
Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Release: 2012-06-14
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781101575222
Language: en
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A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another “One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.” The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself? A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.

Lolita

Lolita
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Release: 2010-08-24
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307744029
Language: en
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Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.

Leaves from Fire

Leaves from Fire
Author: Simcha Guterman
Release: 2015-01-14
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 296
ISBN: 1501078151
Language: en
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Simcha Guterman's, Leaves from Fire, is a firsthand account written with the deep sense of comprehension he was documenting the fate of his people. Knowing full well that his life was in danger, Simcha chronicled the occurrences of the Holocaust on long scraps of paper, as they happened right before his eyes. The events described take place in Poland, during the first years of World War II. The author stuffed long paper scraps, written in Yiddish, into bottles and hid in them in different places. One of these bottles was discovered after the war. Simcha Guterman's work has been published and translated into eight different languages, receiving high praise from critics. The book's evocative illustrations were drawn by Yaakov Guterman, the author's son.

Leann Rimes You Light Up My Life

Leann Rimes   You Light Up My Life
Author: Anonim
Release: 1998-07-31
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0760124671
Language: en
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Matching folio to her Christian album with 12 tracks, including: Amazing Grace * Bridge over Troubled Waters * Clinging to a Saving Hand * God Bless America * How Do I Live * I Believe * I Know Who Holds Tomorrow * National Anthem * On the Side of Angels * Ten Thousand Angels Cried * The Rose * You Light up My Life.

Tales of a Ratt

Tales of a Ratt
Author: Bobby Blotzer
Release: 2010-03-25
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 376
ISBN: 0615364012
Language: en
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Cover subtitle: Things you shouldn't know.

The Sophomores and Me

The Sophomores  and Me
Author: Daniel W. Hood
Release: 2008-10-01
Editor: Booksurge Publishing
Pages: 372
ISBN: 1439202532
Language: en
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Suddenly, a plethora of thoughts and memories raced through my mind; my childhood, my parents, my friends, but most of all someone whom I hadn't seen in many years.

The Seeds of New Earth the Silent Earth Book 2

The Seeds of New Earth  the Silent Earth  Book 2
Author: Mark R. Healy
Release: 2014-12-17
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1505314186
Language: en
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The Earth is in ruins. Cities and nations destroyed. Mankind is extinct. Brant and Arsha are synthetics, machines made in the image of people. They dream of bringing humans back into the world and have the technology to succeed, but the obstacles in their way are mounting. Not only are their own conflicting ideals creating a rift between them, but now the sinister Marauders are closing in as they seek revenge on Brant. Out in the wasteland, strange lights and mysterious objects in the sky herald the arrival of new factions that seek to control the region. Even in the once quiet streets of their own city, malevolent forces are beginning to unfurl that threaten the sanctity of everything they hold dear, jeopardising the future that is within their grasp. The Silent Earth Series Book 1 - After the Winter: amazon.com/dp/B00P02FBPM

Finding Agnetha

Finding Agnetha
Author: Réal Laplaine
Release: 2011-07-21
Editor: Independently Published
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9798744563936
Language: en
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For over 30 years, the Swedish pop phenomena, ABBA, has been silent, not having stepped on the stage together for over three decades. Morie Norris, a young boy living in America, who has fallen for the band, decides to change that, and runs off to Sweden in search of Agnetha Fältskog, the iconic blonde singer, to convince her to get the band together again for a worldwide concert. Chased by police in America and Sweden, Morie evades them all as he touches the lives of everyone he meets with his incurable and relentless dream. Can he succeed? Everyone says no, but then again, impossible dreams are the ones that change the world. "Written in a flurry of inspiration, after seeing the film Mamma Mia, Laplaine conjured a magical adventure in a tribute to the iconic Swedish band, ABBA, that sweeps you along in its cosmic flow, where real time (and disbelief) is suspended and events travel with the speed of light." Author, Barb Roman"An absolute must for any ABBA fan, as beguiling as it is well-written, involving one fan's dogged determination to bring to fruition that which will never happen...An ABBA reunion." "...Finding Agnetha was a simple read that brought a smile to my face and put goosebumps on my arms. A bit unrealistic yes, but this is a book with a message folks....dreams CAN come true.

The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings
Author: Miyamoto Musashi
Release: 2021-10
Editor: General Press
Pages: 82
ISBN: 9354991203
Language: en
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Along with Sun Tzu's The Art of War, The Book of Five Rings is considered to be one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asia. It analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was a mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess-and it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in The Book of Five Rings. This brilliant manifesto is written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life.

Overcoming Me

Overcoming Me
Author: Jewel Adams
Release: 2015-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0692361693
Language: en
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God loves us and has a plan for us. Every human being is a part in that plan. There is opposition in all things, and overcoming trials is one of the most important lessons we can learn. It took me a long time to figure this out and I am grateful for what I have learned. But those lessons did not come without a price. In this little book, I will humbly share some of what I have learned.

Drive Gently

Drive Gently
Author: Barbara Wuest
Release: 2017-05-21
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 290
ISBN: 1540486397
Language: en
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My father's suspicious death, perhaps at the hands of a small town sheriff's department, forced my mother to flee our hometown--Idamay, West Virginia--a few days after he died in 1954. She was told that he'd hung himself in a jail cell in Fairmont, West Virginia, where he was being held for driving while intoxicated. She was afraid they would do something to her and leave us kids orphaned. Though we left Idamay, that town and our devastating loss followed us. My father's absence, though seldom spoken about, was "present" everywhere we turned. My mother never looked back. But when she died forty-two years later, his death came back to me in full force. I felt compelled to investigate further. I'd heard conflicting stories all my life. This book documents an investigation that yields more questions than answers for the seven-year-old survivor who has an insatiable need to know. This book is about this seven-year-old whose entire life was indelibly marked by this tragic loss that she experienced when she had just reached what is often called the age of reason. Her quest for the truth takes her to places she'd never dreamed she could go. Because there is so much she doesn't know, she finds herself leaning heavily on her imagination to help her to navigate this mysterious and fatherless world.

The Last Seven Pages

The Last Seven Pages
Author: james pinnick
Release: 2014-04
Editor: James Pinnick
Pages: 158
ISBN: 0996036172
Language: en
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When a ventilator prevented her from speaking during her final hours, Jennifer started writing. After her death, her husband turns to those pages to tell her story of courage and faith. James had just walked through the door after a day's work when Jennifer told him the news that changed everything: it was cancer. In the following two years they would lose their sense of normalcy and their dreams for the future. But along the way, they would gain something even greater than their loss. Told through the eyes of a grieving husband is this true story of a young woman's fight for her life. Jennifer's final words, penned by hand when a ventilator prevented her from speaking, provide a powerful backdrop to this journey of faith and hope. A memoir that also offers a practical pathway for those struggling with loss, The Last Seven Pages is a testimony of a God who is present in our darkest moments, and who turned a devastating illness into a life-changing promise.

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 147
ISBN: 067187229X
Language: en
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A fireman in charge of burning books meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Depicts a future world in which all printed reading material is burned.

Celtic Fire

Celtic Fire
Author: Liz Gavin
Release: 2017-01-25
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 220
ISBN: 1542775922
Language: en
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When ancient gods ruled and Druids kept Faith alive, the Celts thrived as a democratic, matriarchal society. Then savage Roman soldiers swept across Europe, killing and enslaving. The Celts did not succumb without a fight. Their Old Ways survived centuries of ruthless domain until another menace loomed: a tortured god worshiped in cold stone buildings. The sacred shores of Avalon began to drift away, the mists threatened to hide the island from mortal eyes forever. Against the bleak backdrop of war, the gorgeous Scottish Highlands stood tall, sheltering its inhabitants from greedy invaders. Yet the reach of the eagle banners was long and the highlanders turned to the Goddess for protection. However, the sacred groves felt silent and grim as Avalon faded away. Once sad, pealing bells began to sound strangely comforting while the high walls of monasteries offered an alluring barrier from violence. Caught in the middle of this centuries-old war, a young High Priestess might be Avalon's last chance. Wise beyond her years and powerful like no other Priestess in her lifetime, Rowen had served the Goddess faithfully, forsaking her family and the company of her soulmate. When the Lady of the Lake asks for another sacrifice, it might be one too many for her scarred heart. How could she obey the Goddess without betraying Caddaric? Could she trust Eochaid, who embodied everything she despised and hated? Would she be able to fulfill her duties without losing her soul? Caddaric had been Rowen's companion in countless lives; but, now, they existed in different realms. Beautiful Rowen lived in the mortal world while sweet Caddaric remained in the sacred isle of Avalon, watching over her. Could he step aside to allow another man - a flesh and blood man - to become her protector? Eochaid had sworn to protect the Old Ways. The rude warrior never quite understood his faith yet his loyal heart belonged to the Goddess. A gorgeous, fiery High Priestess was not in his plans. He would risk his life to protect Rowen; but, would the Goddess safeguard his heart? Could he defend the bewitching maiden from himself? When stakes were so high that a simple mistake could cost their very world, a priestess, a Druid, and a warrior must learn to trust one another and the mysterious ways of the Goddess. Their success would save Avalon. Their failure would tear the island from the human realm forever, condemning it to oblivion. Failure was not an option. This is a standalone, historical/paranormal romance. Its mature themes - sexual violence, religion, and pagan rituals - might not be appropriate for audiences under 18.

A Ragamuffin Christmas

A Ragamuffin Christmas
Author: Daliessio Craig
Release: 2012-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 184
ISBN: 1935986473
Language: en
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What if you had been there on the night that Jesus was born? What if you could have held the infant Son of God, when He was only a few minutes old? How would it feel to have God Himself in your arms, vulnerable, approachable, and unassuming? In “A Ragamuffin Christmas” Craig Daliessio provides just that view of the Nativity. Far from the usual retelling of a baby, some shepherds, and the Virgin Mary; this is the story of criminals, broken hearted moms, scandalous characters, and legendary Saints, each granted their own visit with the newborn King of Kings. The people and images are unmistakable…and the result of each interaction is life changing. This is the Christmas story as it’s never been told before.