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.

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.

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

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Release: 2016-01-12
Editor: Random House
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780812988406
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living? NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • People • NPR • The Washington Post • Slate • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly • BookPage Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational Memoir At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. “I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,” he wrote. “Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on.’” When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.

Earth Water Fire Wind

Earth  Water  Fire  Wind
Author: Kiesha Crowther
Release: 2017-03
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9090301860
Language: en
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This book is a powerful guide that can help each of us rekindle our individual relationship to Mother Earth and the Four Elements. Through guided meditations and the creation of a personal Sacred Medicine Wheel we learn how to honor, respect and love not only the sacred planet we live on but also ourselves.

Time Is Tight

Time Is Tight
Author: Booker T. Jones
Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 334
ISBN: 9780316485579
Language: en
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The long-awaited memoir of Booker T. Jones, leader of the famed Stax Records house band, architect of the Memphis soul sound, and one of the most legendary figures in music. From Booker T. Jones's earliest years in segregated Memphis, music was the driving force in his life. While he worked paper routes and played gigs in local nightclubs to pay for lessons and support his family, Jones, on the side, was also recording sessions in what became the famous Stax Studios-all while still in high school. Not long after, he would form the genre-defining group Booker T. and the MGs, whose recordings went on to sell millions of copies, win a place in Rolling Stone's list of top 500 songs of all time, and help forge collaborations with some of the era's most influential artists, including Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and Sam & Dave. Nearly five decades later, Jones's influence continues to help define the music industry, but only now is he ready to tell his remarkable life story. Time is Tight is the deeply moving account of how Jones balanced the brutality of the segregationist South with the loving support of his family and community, all while transforming a burgeoning studio into a musical mecca. Culminating with a definitive account into the inner workings of the Stax label, as well as a fascinating portrait of working with many of the era's most legendary performers-Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and Tom Jones, among them-this extraordinary memoir promises to become a landmark moment in the history of Southern Soul.

The Four Winds

The Four Winds
Author: Kristin Hannah
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250178626
Language: en
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"The Bestselling Hardcover Novel of the Year."--Publishers Weekly From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them. “My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family.” Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows. By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive. In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family. The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it—the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life
Author: Helen Keller
Release: 1903
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 502
ISBN: STANFORD:36105002512650
Language: en
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The First Book of Moses Called Genesis

The First Book of Moses  Called Genesis
Author: Anonim
Release: 1999
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Pages: 146
ISBN: 0802136109
Language: en
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Hailed as "the most radical repackaging of the Bible since Gutenberg", these Pocket Canons give an up-close look at each book of the Bible.

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

The Geography of You and Me

The Geography of You and Me
Author: Amy Bickers
Release: 2015-09-30
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0996526013
Language: en
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Magazine editor and single mother Amy Bickers was finally putting her life together after a long divorce when, on an August night in 2009, she witnessed the suicide of her ex-husband.In 2009, 36,909 suicides were reported in the United States. In the years since, that number has increased. In 2013, the most recent year for which statistics are available, there were 41,149 suicides reported in the U.S. Around the world, more than 800,000 people will die by suicide this year. It is said that each suicide intimately affects six friends and family members. A suicide every 13.7 minutes in the U.S. is tragically multiplied by six: six people who are called "survivors."The Geography of You and Me is a deeply personal and honest exploration of what came next: grief, post-traumatic stress, and healing. It is a journey filled with dark humor, rap songs by Ludacris, too much cursing, and a perfectly healthy fixation on George Clooney. The Geography of You and Me is ultimately a story of forgiveness and hope. Amy forgave her ex-husband almost immediately. The struggle after his death was to forgive herself and to find a way forward in an uncertain landscape.Every year, millions are faced with the complexities of grief and guilt in the wake of unexpected violence and death. This book is for anyone whose reality in the wake of tragedy has not matched up with the books, movies and television shows that tell us how we're supposed to feel and behave. This book is for anyone who is thrust by tragedy into a world they no longer recognize. The Geography of You and Me is for anyone who no longer knows where they stand when the world is turned upside down.

Principle Or Profit

Principle Or Profit
Author: Ryheim Scott
Release: 2016-01-06
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 182
ISBN: 1523286555
Language: en
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Ever since Malcolm James was a child, cold blooded murder has played a significant part in his life. Whether it be from both of his parents being brutally assassinated right in front of him, or having blood on his own hands, murder has been his reality. Constantly haunted and consumed by his own actions, the only thing stronger than Malcolm's thirst for blood, is his hunger for money and power! Flooding the crime ridden and gang infested inner city streets of Denver, Colorado with Cocaine and pounds of Kush, grindin, as his "Gang Green" squad of misfits commit robberies, mayhem and murder while on their way to the top. However, the sudden murder of Malcolm's friend and right hand man, not only cause the homicide rate to shoot through the roof, but also derails their mission. All while Malcolm battles with a dark secret brewing deep down inside, at which only "Tear Drop and Buds" are able to recognize and tame. Both OG's in tha game graduating to bosses of a mountain west and west coast black underworld syndicate, whom eventually put Malcolm on the payroll as a triggerman, which of course leads to more problems, money, women, and deadly consequences. Why Principle or Profit you ask? Because nine times outta ten every time a life is taken out in these streets, it's a direct result of one or the other. To profit is self explanatory; however, principle could be ones personal belief, or even a weak emotion like jealousy and greed, to killing over territory, a debt, turf, stripes, or other principles of the streets. At the end of the day we all gotta go, so which one are you willing to die for?

Turning This Thing Around

Turning This Thing Around
Author: Keith Maginn
Release: 2012-12-22
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Pages: 134
ISBN: 1481276182
Language: en
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Turning This Thing Around is an inspiring memoir of overcoming personal struggles. This brutally honest, deeply personal account of redemption takes readers on a moving spiritual journey.Confronted with a myriad of obstacles–a debilitating arthritic disease, narcolepsy, anxiety and depression–the author was outwardly happy, but inwardly miserable. Pushed to the lowest point of his life, Maginn shares how he gradually turned things around and used his experiences to grow as a person.Supplemented by heartfelt poetry by the author and with quotes from Gandhi to Dr. Wayne Dyer to Eckhart Tolle, Turning This Thing Around has universal themes that speak to nearly everyone, as we all must face challenges as part of being human. It is a self-help memoir of sorts: the author discusses not only what he overcame, but also how he did so–and how others can, too. Unlike many popular memoirs on the market, this is a story that more people can relate to. Maginn was not raised in an eccentric family (Jeannette Walls in The Glass Castle, memoirs by Augusten Burroughs), nor did he travel to Italy, India and Indonesia, as Elizabeth Gilbert did in Eat, Pray, Love. Rather, Turning This Thing Around is a story of a normal young man's resiliency when battling extraordinary circumstances.

The Book of Five Rings Annotated

The Book of Five Rings  Annotated
Author: Musashi Miyamoto
Release: 2021-05-03
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 52
ISBN: 9798744745509
Language: en
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The Book of Five Rings is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi around 1643.Written over three centuries ago by a Samurai warrior, the book has been hailed as a limitless source of psychological insight for businessmen-or anyone who relies on strategy and tactics for outwitting the competition.

Embracing Survival

Embracing Survival
Author: Dydine Umunyana
Release: 2016-08-10
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 284
ISBN: 0997770406
Language: en
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Embracing Survival, a memoir by Dydine Umunyana, tells the story of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsis at the hands of the Hutu perpetrators in Rwanda (1994) through the eyes of the four-year-old-child that she was when the horrific massacre occurred. Separated from her family, she barely survived the conflict. While the physical killing finally stopped, the mental and emotional 'killing' continued, affecting her and her family. She writes that "I have learned that we cannot do for others what we cannot do for ourselves. By nourishing the light within ourselves, we find strength we never knew was there....I came to realize that one's own life experiences are not theirs to keep but ours to teach."

Earth Wind Fire s That s the Way of the World

Earth  Wind   Fire s That s the Way of the World
Author: Dwight E. Brooks
Release: 2022-11-03
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages: 177
ISBN: 9781501378065
Language: en
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Understanding That's the Way of the World requires appreciating Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White's multifaceted vision for his band. White created a band that performed various styles of music that sought to uplift humanity. His musicians personified a new form of Black masculinity rooted in dignity that embraced diverse spiritualities and healthy living. A complete understanding of TTWOTW also necessitates an awareness of American racial dynamics and changes in the popular music industry in the 1960s and '70s. EWF's landmark album TTWOTW presented hopeful messages about the world that were sorely needed at the time. TTWOTW did not tell listeners exactly how to live, but instead how they can live in a quest for self-actualization. The songs encourage us to yearn, learn, love, see, listen, and feel happy. If art can help mold a better future, than EWF's musical legacy of positivity and self-empowerment will continue to contribute to personal growth and social change even as their melodies linger.

My Overdue Book

My Overdue Book
Author: Peter Bright
Release: 2015-04-30
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 274
ISBN: 1511856106
Language: en
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My Overdue Book: Too many stories not to tell: spells out the varied episodes in the life of a man who spent decades working in Hollywood. He began as a little boy in Cincinnati impressed early on by the broadcasting magic of radio and then TV in the middle of twentieth century America. His drive to get into broadcasting culminates in an early success that gets interrupted by an unexpected sidebar in The US Army and a subsequent tour as an Infantryman in Vietnam in the late 1960's. His yearlong excursion in "Fun City East," with its repeated life and death experiences, had lifelong effects on this soldier-of-media. Following his wanderings through the jungles of Vietnam, Bright's interactions with many of America's top public figures throughout his decades in radio and television come to life with intriguing stories that are personal, professional, positive and negative. It's life without a filter! Readers across generations will share and co-experience numerous real life feelings and emotions with writer Bright as his winding trail of life opens in front of them. book endorsement for peter bright; i always thought that peter bright and i had many things in common; we both grew up in ohio, we both had careers in the live event and variety side of television, and the few times we had times to talk i thought we shared a mutual philosophy toward the ups and downs of life. but it wasn't until i read his "overdue" book that i realized just what a rich and storied life peter has had and how much more deeply he had experienced the highs and lows, particularly during his years in the military, than i ever could have imagined. it really amazes me just how little we know about people we think we know, and just how much more we appreciate who they are when we are fortunate enough to have that background filled in by someone as articulate and able to express both facts and feelings as peter has in this book. when i started to read it, i thought all of those common events that we shared would be an interesting parallel track to my life and as such i would have a great frame of reference, but as i read on, i realized just what an amazing story peter has to tell and just how well he tells it. ken ehrlich, executive producer, the grammy awards

Terra

Terra
Author: Gretchen Powell
Release: 2012-11-15
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0988468905
Language: en
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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.