The iconic bassist for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Atoms for Peace and Fear leads us through a storied and exciting memoir documenting an early love of jazz, a young immersion in drugs and in life on the LA streets, and a fateful meeting with Anthony Kiedis before moving on to document the rock n´ roll excess and eventual growing up that followed.
Moleskine Memo Pockets is a pocket sized Moleskine accordion file folder with six cardboard and oilcloth pockets to hold tickets, receipts, documents, memories, business cards and anything else you like! Now available in red, the memo pockets also feature acid-free paper, are thread bound, include an exapndable inner pocket and an information card detailing the history of Moleskine.
Record your own magical journey with this Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them -themed writing journal. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them follows Magizoologist Newt Scamander as he has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Designed to resemble Newt´s notebook as seen in the film, this journal is emblazoned with Newt´s signature logo and celebrates the exquisite art and design of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them , making it a must-have for fans of J.K. Rowling´s Wizarding World. With sturdy construction and a sewn binding, this journal lies flat, and the 192 lined, acid-free pages of high-quality, heavy stock paper take both pen and pencil nicely to encourage inspiration. The journal also features a ribbon placeholder, elastic closure, and 7.5 x 4.5-inch back pocket, ideal for holding photographs and sketches.
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years. Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War. Most of all, the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event. Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts requires a degree of courage on the part of the reader, but the effort is invaluable because, as Mr. Brooks says in his introduction, ´´By excluding the human factor, aren´t we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may, heaven forbid, lead us one day to repeat it? And in the end, isn´t the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as ´the living dead´?´´ Note: Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this edition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission. Eyewitness reports from the first truly global war ´´I found ´Patient Zero´ behind the locked door of an abandoned apartment across town. . . . His wrists and feet were bound with plastic packing twine. Although he´d rubbed off the skin around his bonds, there was no blood. There was also no blood on his other wounds. . . . He was writhing like an animal; a gag muffled his growls. At first the villagers tried to hold me back. They warned me not to touch him, that he was ´cursed.´ I shrugged them off and reached for my mask and gloves. The boy´s skin was . . . cold and gray . . . I could find neither his heartbeat nor his pulse.´´ -Dr. Kwang Jingshu, Greater Chongqing, United Federation of China ´´´Shock and Awe´? Perfect name. . . . But what if the enemy can´t be shocked and awed? Not just won´t, but biologically can´t! That´s what happened that day outside New York City, that´s the failure that almost lost us the whole damn war. The fact that we couldn´t shock and awe Zack boomeranged right back in our faces and actually allowed Zack to shock and awe us! They´re not afraid! No matter what we do, no matter how many we kill, they will never, ever be afraid!´´ -Todd Wainio, former U.S. Army infantryman and veteran of the Battle of Yonkers ´´Two hundred million zombies. Who can even visualize that type of number, let alone combat it? . . . For the first time in history, we faced an enemy that was actively waging total war. They had no limits of endurance. They would never negotiate, never surrender. They would fight until the very end because, unlike us, every single one of them, every second of every day, was devoted to consuming all life on Earth.´´ -General Travis D´Ambrosia, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
In 1966, at the ripe age of 22, Richard Goldstein approached The Village Voice with a novel idea. ´´I want to be a rock critic,´´ he said. ´´What´s that?´´ the editor replied. It was a logical question, since rock criticism didn´t yet exist. In the weekly column he would produce for the Voice, Goldstein became the first person to write regularly in a major publication about the music that changed our lives. He believed deeply in the power of rock, and, long before it was acceptable, he championed the idea that this music was a serious art form. From his unique position in journalism, he saw the full arc of events that shaped culture and politics in the 1960s - and participated in them, too. He toured with Janis Joplin, spent a day at the Grateful Dead house in San Francisco, and dropped acid with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. He was present for Martin Luther King´s ´´I Have a Dream´´ speech, the student uprising at Columbia, and the riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention. He was challenged to a boxing match by Norman Mailer and took Susan Sontag to her first disco. Goldstein developed close relationships with several rock legends - Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, to name two - and their early deaths came as wrenching shocks, fueling his disillusionment as he watched the music he loved rapidly evolve from a communal rite to a vast industry - and the sense of hope for radical social upheaval fade away. Another Little Piece of My Heart is the intimate memoir of the writer as a young man with profound ambition. It is also a sweeping personal account of a decade that no one else could provide - a deeply moving, unparalleled document of rock and revolution in America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Stechschulte. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021267/bk_adbl_021267_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The library of America is dedicated to publishing America´s best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the ´´finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made´´ (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone. The years 1942 to 1954 saw William Faulkner´s rise to literary celebrity-sought after by Hollywood, lionized by the critics, awarded a Nobel Prize in 1950 and the Pulitzer and National Book Award for 1954. But, despite his success, he was plagued by depression and alcohol and haunted by a sense that he had more to achieve-and a finite amount of time and energy to achieve it. This Library of America volume collects the novels written during this crucial period; defying the odds, Faulkner continued to break new ground in American fiction. He delved deeper into themes of race and religion and furthered his experiments with fictional structure and narrative voice. These newly restored texts, based on Faulkner´s manuscripts, typescripts, and proof sheets, are free of the changes introduced by the original editors and are faithful to the author´s intentions. Go Down, Moses (1942) is a haunting novel made up of seven related stories that explore the intertwined lives of black, white, and Indian inhabitants of Yoknapatawpha County. It includes ´´The Bear,´´ one of the most famous works in all American fiction, with its evocation of ´´the wilderness, the big woods, bigger and older than any recorded document.´´ Characters from Go Down, Moses reappear in Intruder in the Dust (1948). Part detective novel, part morality tale, it is a compassionate story of a black man on trial and the growing moral awareness of a southern white boy. Requiem for a Nun (1951) is a sequel to Sanctuary. With an unusual structure combining novel and play, it tells the fate of the passionate, haunted Temple Drake and the murder case through which she achieves a tortured redemption. Prose interludes condense millennia of local history into a swirling counterpoint. In A Fable (1954), a recasting of the Christ story set during World War I, Faulkner wanted to ´´try to tell what I had found in my lifetime of truth in some important way before I had to put the pen down and die.´´ The novel, which earned a Pulitzer Prize, is both an anguished spiritual parable and a drama of mutiny, betrayal, and violence in the barracks and on the battlefields. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation´s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America´s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.