A SUNDAY TIMES AND TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE Peggy Seeger is one of folk music's most influential artists and songwriters. Born in New York City in 1935, she enjoyed a childhood steeped in music and left-wing politics - they remain her lifeblood. After college, she travelled to Russia and China - against US advice - before arriving in London, where she met the man with whom she would raise three children and share the next thirty-three years: Ewan MacColl. Together, they helped lay the foundations of the British folk revival, through the influential Critics Group and the landmark BBC Radio Ballads series. And as Ewan's muse, she inspired one of the twentieth century's most popular love songs, 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face'. With a clear eye and generous spirit, Peggy writes of a rollercoaster life - of birth and abortion, sex and infidelity, devotion and betrayal - in a luminous, beautifully realised account.
Childhood Adventures of Freddy Maguyer 1930 to 1938
Author: Fred Tarrant
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Oh how the truth does bite. After class had closed, standing by the desk, of my seventh grade teacher. I was receiving, a large spoon full of that bitter but, necessary medicine called truth. "Well now Freddy Maguyer Tarrant" said the crotchety old Irish teacher. "Here you are showing up on your first day at this school for the blind with all the qualifications that should send you straight back to the fourth or fifth grade. However, since you are twelve years old, I'll give you just one chance to buckle down and work your way out of your abysmal condition of ignorance. Just in this first day of class, I have learned that you have no understanding of numbers and most remarkably you do not even know the alphabet. You must have been living in a cave. Furthermore, it is inconceivable that the teachers you have had in the past have brought you to this point, knowing so little." "They too must have lived in caves." Standing silently by Miss Feelin's desk, I felt a deep and overwhelming sense of dread and yet a deeper sense of burning shame. I knew in my heart of hearts that what she said was true. Two hundred miles from home in a boarding school for the blind, knowing nothing, I thought, when Miss Feelin said: "Now here is a poem in braille, Freddy, that you must learn by heart and recite before the class on Friday and no excuses". "This poem is entitled, "To a Waterfowl" by William Cullen Bryant and in this poem there are five words, in particular, that you must remember to your dying day, yes, to your dying day". These five words are: "Lone wandering, but not lost", I repeat, "Lone wandering, but not lost" and you must never ever forget these words. These five words burst from old Miss Feelin with a nerve shattering shriek, with her knuckles banging on her desk top, for emphasis. "Now you remember what I've told and be off to your next class for you remind me of an Irish fiddle, all strings and no bow. I expect that every vagrant breeze that comes along will have its way with you." That was 1938 and now it is seventy-three years later. And yes, I did learn those miserable numbers and even learned the alphabet. Those five words "Lone wandering, but not lost" have stood me in good stead, and yes, these vagrant breezes rushing down from these old, old hills around Palmares, Costa Rica do have their way with me. They touch the strings of my heart and set the memories to dancing. I invite you to read, reflect and enjoy the "First Time Ever".
Biography & Autobiography by Jan G. Otterstrom Fonnesbeck
Childhood adventures of Freddy Maguyer 1930 to 1938
Author: Jan G. Otterstrom Fonnesbeck
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Oh how the truth does bite. After class had closed, standing by the desk, of my seventh grade teacher. I was receiving, a large spoon full of that bitter but, necessary medicine called truth. “Well now Freddy Maguyer Tarrant” said the crotchety old Irish teacher. “Here you are showing up on your first day at this school for the blind with all the qualifications that should send you straight back to the fourth or fifth grade. However, since you are twelve years old, I’ll give you just one chance to buckle down and work your way out of your abysmal condition of ignorance. Just in this first day of class, I have learned that you have no understanding of numbers and most remarkably you do not even know the alphabet. You must have been living in a cave. Furthermore, it is inconceivable that the teachers you have had in the past have brought you to this point, knowing so little.” “They too must have lived in caves.” Standing silently by Miss Feelin’s desk, I felt a deep and overwhelming sense of dread and yet a deeper sense of burning shame. I knew in my heart of hearts that what she said was true. Two hundred miles from home in a boarding school for the blind, knowing nothing, I thought, when Miss Feelin said: “Now here is a poem in braille, Freddy, that you must learn by heart and recite before the class on Friday and no excuses”. “This poem is entitled, “To a Waterfowl” by William Cullen Bryant and in this poem there are five words, in particular, that you must remember to your dying day, yes, to your dying day”. These five words are: “Lone wandering, but not lost”, I repeat, “Lone wandering, but not lost” and you must never ever forget these words. These five words burst from old Miss Feelin with a nerve shattering shriek, with her knuckles banging on her desk top, for emphasis. “Now you remember what I’ve told and be off to your next class for you remind me of an Irish fiddle, all strings and no bow. I expect that every vagrant breeze that comes along will have its way with you.” That was 1938 and now it is seventy-three years later. And yes, I did learn those miserable numbers and even learned the alphabet. Those five words “Lone wandering, but not lost” have stood me in good stead, and yes, these vagrant breezes rushing down from these old, old hills around Palmares, Costa Rica do have their way with me. They touch the strings of my heart and set the memories to dancing. I invite you to read, reflect and enjoy the “First Time Ever”.
650 outstanding songs, including: All The Things You Are * Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea * Bluesette * Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy * C'est Si Bon * California Dreamin' * Color My World * Don't Cry For Me Argentina * Downtown * For All We Know * Free Bird * Galway Bay * The Girl From Ipanema * God Bless The Child * The Hawaiian Wedding Song * Hurting Each Other * I Want To Hold Your Hand * I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You * It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) * Let It Be Me * Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me) * A Man And A Woman * Manhattan * Moonglow * More * Ol' Man River * P.S. I Love You * Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars * Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody * Sleigh Ride * So Nice (Summer Samba) * Stardust * Strangers In The Night * Watch What Happens * Who * Yellow Daze * You'll Never Walk Alone * and hundreds more.
Writing has taken over my life.. in a good way. My thoughts continually are geared towards my next song. Sometimes I get a few lines in my head when I am driving and I have to pull over the car and write them down! No matter where I am, I get the urge to write. I could be talking to a neighbor, or be in the middle of mass at church and a word or phrase will pop into my head and whoa! -a new song is born! More than anything I love, love, love, the peace of mind songwriting allows me to have. Most of my lyrics take me 15 to 30 minutes to write. There was a time when I was writing 6-8 lyrics in a day. Sometimes I would sit there and stare at my pencil asking why did you stop? I swear at times the pencil kept moving like I wasnt even thinking of what to write. This is my first edition. I hope to continue with future editions as I am still writing new songs everyday. Someday I hope to put my lyrics to my own music and I recently started taking piano lessons. Hey, we all know life is a learning process; a learning curve, we need to experience the turns with the ride! I wish you all success with this book and look forward to seeing some of you with me when it comes to award times!
What Parents and Teenage Girls Should Know about "Losing Your Virginity"
Author: Karen Bouris
Publisher: Conari Press
Category: Social Science
This valuable book for teens and their parents offers vivid portraits by 150 women, who tell of their "first time". By sharing their stories, they offer a much-needed woman's perspective and impart a heartfelt widsom that can lead to positive, healthy discussions of sexuality between parents and teens.
Biography & Autobiography by Jennifer H. R. Cutler
Back-Story: First Time Tales by the Stranger Next Door is a collection of non-fiction short stories that spans an inspiring scope of first-time experiences. From stand-up comedy in a Boston night club to death in Asia, life in unfamiliar countries, trials of burgeoning adulthood, and discovery of Olympian strengths, these stories illuminate the stories in all of us; tales that make us who we are today. Everyone has a story, even the stranger next door.
Science by Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling
Wie wir lernen, die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist
Author: Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
Es wird alles immer schlimmer, eine schreckliche Nachricht jagt die andere: Die Reichen werden reicher, die Armen ärmer. Es gibt immer mehr Kriege, Gewaltverbrechen, Naturkatastrophen. Viele Menschen tragen solche beängstigenden Bilder im Kopf. Doch sie liegen damit grundfalsch. Unser Gehirn verführt uns zu einer dramatisierenden Weltsicht, die mitnichten der Realität entspricht, wie der geniale Statistiker und Wissenschaftler Hans Rosling erklärt. Wer das Buch gelesen hat, wird • ein sicheres, auf Fakten basierendes Gerüst besitzen, um die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist • die zehn gängigsten Arten von aufgebauschten Geschichten erkennen • bessere Entscheidungen treffen können • wahre Factfulness erreichen – jene offene, neugierige und entspannte Geisteshaltung, in der Sie nur noch Ansichten teilen und Urteile fällen, die auf soliden Fakten basieren
Christy Moore is in every sense Ireland's folk hero. Mentor to a whole generation of Irish musicians, he holds a unique place in musical history. In l992 he broke all attendance records during 12 packed nights at the Point in Dublin. In the UK he fills concert halls around the country. In l997 he announced that he was taking an extended break from touring and recording. It was headline news in Ireland. So was his comeback which began in l999. Set to be an enormous best-seller, his autobiography marries both songs and memories. Around 250 of his favourite lyrics are accompanied by his memories around the song itself and his life. Each entry is fresh, direct, honest and spontaneous - like the most intimate diary. Through it he charts his life from drunk to sober, bar-room guitar player to international singer-songwriter.
New Jersey? Why did it have to be New Jersey? Lexi’s mom’s remarriage meant Lexi had to move and she is NOT happy about it. It's 1983 and Lexi has more than gotten over her parent's divorce. Her new stepfather is okay and even her stepbrother isn't that bad. Born and bred in Brooklyn, Lexi can’t believe she’s has to ride a school bus, instead of taking she subway, like, you know, normal people. She knows no one at her new school and now that guy on the bus is glaring at her, for absolutely no reason. His friend on the other hand… Jack couldn’t wait to start his junior year. His stupid super genius brother is finally off to college and hopefully took his reputation with him. Jack’s supposed to start thinking about college soon, but he’d rather spend his time playing guitar and writing songs. Nope, life couldn’t be better for Jack. Till he sees that new girl on the bus and thinks, ”Maybe it could be?” But she’s a freshman so no. Except she’s not a freshman. She’s in his French class. This is Book One of Jack and Lexi's story. Book Two; Never Enough and Book Three; Come Back to Me can be found on Amanda Wilhelm's Google Play page. This is a new adult romance that follows the couple from high school to college. Encounters are explicit but typical for the age and experience of the couple.
In 1925 Howard Johnson was the first to establish the mass-market menu. And thus the fast-food chain was born. The United States’ first Thanksgiving Day Parade was presented by Gimbels in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 25, 1920. Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” was the first woman inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Throughout history, much of human progress has been driven by the need to be the first or even the only person to accomplish something. In First/Only, an unique collection of interesting facts, author Nedson W. Campbell has compiled a reference to some of the most significant and groundbreaking events in human history. From Cain, the first person ever to commit a murder, to BOX-USA, the only interactive music video station, Campbell provides a plethora of remarkable bits of information that may help you start a conversation or spark a debate.
Before May 2011 the top demographics experts of the United Nations had suggested that world population would peak at 9.1 billion in 2100, and then fall to 8.5 billion people by 2150. In contrast, the 2011 revision suggested that 9.1 billion would be achieved much earlier, maybe by 2050 or before, and by 2100 there would be 10.1 billion of us. What's more, they implied that global human population might still be slightly rising in our total numbers a century from now. So what shall we do? Are there too many people on the planet? Is this the end of life as we know it? Distinguished geographer Professor Danny Dorling thinks we should not worry so much and that, whatever impending doom may be around the corner, we will deal with it when it comes. In a series of fascinating chapters he charts the rise of the human race from its origins to its end-point of population 10 billion. Thus he shows that while it took until about 1988 to reach 5 billion we reached 6 billion by 2000, 7 billion eleven years later and will reach 8 billion by 2025. By recording how we got here, Dorling is able to show us the key issues that we face in the coming decades: how we will deal with scarcity of resources; how our cities will grow and become more female; why the change that we should really prepare for is the population decline that will occur after 10 billion. Population 10 Billion is a major work by one of the world's leading geographers and will change the way you think about the future. Packed full of counter-intuitive ideas and observations, this book is a tool kit to prepare for the future and to help us ask the right questions
Deine Reise durch ein halbes Jahrhundert Musikgeschichte
Author: Marines Astinus
50 Jahre Top Hits – der Grammy. Die größten Musiker – die besten Lieder – die erfolgreichsten Melodien des Oscar der Musik. Der Grammy gilt als die höchste internationale Auszeichnung für Künstler und Aufnahmeteams. Der Preis ist von der Bedeutung vergleichbar mit dem Oscar in der Filmindustrie. Reisen Sie gemeinsam mit uns durch 50 Jahre Musikgeschichte und erleben Sie zum Beispiel aufs Neue: - das Tom Jones tatsächlich Newcomer des Jahres war - zu welchen Zeiten Sinatra auch beim Grammy deutliche Spuren hinterlassen hat - in welchem Jahr Simon & Garfunkel als erste Künstler es schafften alle Preise abzuräumen - wie „Killing me softly“ und Bette Midler gemeinsam auf der Bühne standen - was Billy Joel und Saturday Night Fever gemeinsam haben - wo „Beat it“ und „Do you really want to hurt me“ eine Schnittmenge ergeben - wann eine Unplugged-Single erstmals den Preis gewann - das Bob Dylan tatsächlich erst in den späten 90ern einen Preis erhielt - wann Norah Jones und Adele den Grammy beherrschten - welche Spuren Amy Winehouse auch hier hinterlassen hat - und natürlich noch viele viele tolle Lieder und Künstler mehr Viel Freude bei der Erinnerung an große Emotionen, Melodien die bis heute im Ohr sind und den größten Musikern unserer Zeit.
As he saw his 50th birthday approaching, Chris Brady realised things had to change. When his children wouldnt leave home, he and his wife did. This is the story of the huge gamble they took, uprooting themselves from the security of a job and home on the idyllic Waiheke Island (population 7000) in New Zealands Hauraki Gulf, and moving half way around the world to London (population, 12 million). There Chris explored the UK and Europe with the passion and enthusiasm of a twenty-year old. As an historian, he delighted in finding everything from pre-historic ruins to twentieth century icons, most notably the Abbey Rd crossing! And just to prove that old gits can do anything, after three years away, Chris and his wife came home in style. The book details their camping trip through the UK, their trip around Europe, and finally, their epic journey on the Trans-Siberian railway.
Computers by Jerri L. Ledford,Joe Teixeira,Mary E. Tyler
Author: Jerri L. Ledford,Joe Teixeira,Mary E. Tyler
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Get the most out of the free Google Analytics service—and get more customers Google Analytics allows you to discover vital information about how end users interact with their Web sites by collecting vital data and providing tools to analyze it, with the intention of improving the end-user experience and, ultimately converting users into customers. This indispensible guide delves into the latest updates to the newest version of Google Analytics—3.0—and explains the concepts behind this amazing free tool. You'll discover what information to track, how to choose the right goals and filters, techniques for reading Google Analytics reports and graphs, and, most importantly, how to compile this data and use it to improve your Web site and attract more potential customers. Takes an in-depth look at Google Analytics 3.0 and walks you through the possibilities it offers Explains how to read Google Analytics reports and graphs so that you can compile this data and use it to improve your Web site and attract more users Shares techniques for converting end users into customers Features tips and suggestions for getting the information you need from Google Analytics reports and then converting that information into actionable tasks you can use With Google Analytics, Third Edition, you&'ll be well on your way to retrieving the information you need to convert visitors to your site into customers! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Theres a seventeen story building in Battle Creek, Michigan that still stands today. Seventy-five years ago, a steel-worker by the name of Nelson Talltrees, died on the fifth floor during its construction. This is a story about how his ghost still haunts suite 501. Once the entity discovers whats important to those that have set up shop there, he seduces them by using their greed against them by promising them success. Nelson delivers on his promise, but in the process, the entity eventually takes control of everything in his victims life, until it pushes the victim Over the Edge.
This book is a joy to read, whether you like to sit curled up on your favorite chair, or like to read a little at a time on a road trip this book is the one for you. It will make you smile, laugh and even cry a little it's all about life and it's ups downs and inbetweens. Great book of lifes treasured moments. --Susan McCormick Based on the readings. they kept me very captivated and interested. It was nice to sit down and read and also learn more about the writer. I hope in the very near future the author will come up with more poetry. All in all, enjoyed it very much --Sandie Burkland