Travel

California Babylon

Author: Kristan Lawson

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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Category: Travel

Page: 272

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California: the whole world knows it as the mother lode of scandal and celebrity, mayhem and miracles, a place where nearly anything can happen - and does. Giving the lowdown on the most notorious locations across the state, California Babylon redefines tourism for the 21st century by guiding you to the places you actually want to see, whether you'll admit to it or not. Packed with photographs and with easy-to-follow directions to each site, California Babylon unveils the real-life filming locations; scenes of rock-'n'-roll debauchery; homes and hotspots where the stars lived, dined, made love and died - and where they still do today. With this detailed, up-to-date guide, you can revisit some of the most shocking, puzzling, glamorous and tragic moments the world has ever known. Spend the night in the very hotel rooms where Janis Joplin, John Belushi, or Hawaii's King Kamehameha died. See the site where People's Temple leader Jim Jones whipped hundreds of followers into a frenzy. Visit the orphanage where little Norma Jeane Baker dreamed of stardom. Follow in the footsteps of serial killers. Recreate the camera angles for dozens of your favorite films, from Vertigo to Pee Wee's Big Adventure. With California Babylon's help, you can also see: *infamous crime scenes *the homes of screen legends *graves of the rich and famous *assassination sites *abandoned utopias *restaurants and bars frequented by celebrities Forget the endless malls and beaches! Wouldn't you rather see JFK's secret love-nest, the stage where Michael Jackson's hair burst into flames, or the alley that was the epicenter of prostitution in gold-rush era San Francisco? These are the guilty pleasures you'll actually write home about, and they're what make California the wacky, world-famous, and truly unbelievable place it is today.
Society of Friends

The Friend

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Category: Society of Friends

Page: 858

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Fiction

Hard-boiled Heretic

Author: Mary Stanley Weinkauf

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

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Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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A study of the character of Lew Archer and the novels that he appears in.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Many Peoples, One Land

Author: Alethea Helbig

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 431

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Reviews and summarizes fiction, stories from oral tradition, and poetry from the four major ethnic groups in the U.S.--African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.
Music

Weird Scenes Inside The Canyon

Author: David McGowan

Publisher: SCB Distributors

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Category: Music

Page: 320

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The very strange but nevertheless true story of the dark underbelly of a 1960s hippie utopia. Laurel Canyon in the 1960s and early 1970s was a magical place where a dizzying array of musical artists congregated to create much of the music that provided the soundtrack to those turbulent times. Members of bands like the Byrds, the Doors, Buffalo Springfield, the Monkees, the Beach Boys, the Turtles, the Eagles, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Steppenwolf, CSN, Three Dog Night and Love, along with such singer/songwriters as Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, James Taylor and Carole King, lived together and jammed together in the bucolic community nestled in the Hollywood Hills. But there was a dark side to that scene as well. Many didn’t make it out alive, and many of those deaths remain shrouded in mystery to this day. Far more integrated into the scene than most would like to admit was a guy by the name of Charles Manson, along with his murderous entourage. Also floating about the periphery were various political operatives, up-and-coming politicians and intelligence personnel – the same sort of people who gave birth to many of the rock stars populating the canyon. And all the canyon’s colorful characters – rock stars, hippies, murderers and politicos – happily coexisted alongside a covert military installation.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Engineering: Feats & Failures

Author: Stephanie Paris

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 462

Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Engineers have built some incredible things. But with every new feat, there is failure. Readers will learn about engineering feats and failures like the Titanic, the Hindenberg, the Hoover Dam, and more in this engaging nonfiction title. This book features brilliant images, charts, and intriguing facts in conjunction with informational text and mathematic skills to keep readers active and engaged.