The White Album

Author: Joan Didion
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504045661
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An extraordinary report on the aftermath of the 1960s in America by the New York Times–bestselling author of South and West and Slouching Towards Bethlehem. In this landmark essay collection, Joan Didion brilliantly interweaves her own “bad dreams” with those of a nation confronting the dark underside of 1960s counterculture. From a jailhouse visit to Black Panther Party cofounder Huey Newton to witnessing First Lady of California Nancy Reagan pretend to pick flowers for the benefit of news cameras, Didion captures the paranoia and absurdity of the era with her signature blend of irony and insight. She takes readers to the “giddily splendid” Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the cool mountains of Bogotá, and the Jordanian Desert, where Bishop James Pike went to walk in Jesus’s footsteps—and died not far from his rented Ford Cortina. She anatomizes the culture of shopping malls—“toy garden cities in which no one lives but everyone consumes”—and exposes the contradictions and compromises of the women’s movement. In the iconic title essay, she documents her uneasy state of mind during the years leading up to and following the Manson murders—a terrifying crime that, in her memory, surprised no one. Written in “a voice like no other in contemporary journalism,” The White Album is a masterpiece of literary reportage and a fearless work of autobiography by the National Book Award–winning author of The Year of Magical Thinking (The New York Times Book Review). Its power to electrify and inform remains undiminished nearly forty years after it was first published.

Revolution

Author: David Quantick
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781556524707
Size: 80.60 MB
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Most books about the Beatles reveal the big picture first and ask questions afterward. This book reverses that approach. It takes a fresh and often funny look at the magnificent and sometimes idiotic career path of the Beatles through the prism of one vital album -- a record considered by many (including John Lennon) to be the one on which they reached their peak as songwriters. It focuses not just on the intimate recording details and creative process, but on the politics, music, and culture of the era, as well as the band's individual development amid increasing dissolution. In crisp and witty prose, the inside stories behind the making and release of the album are revealed: how the White Album got its look and name; why it included the most experimental track the Beatles ever recorded; how it inspired the bloody massacres of Charles Manson and his 'family'; why Ringo Starr walked out on the sessions and who replaced him; the actual identities of 'Dear Prudence', 'Sexy Sadie', 'Martha My Dear', 'Julia' and 'Bungalow Bill'; on which song Yoko sang lead; which song is about Eric Clapton's teeth;

The Beatles The White Album Songbook

Author: The Beatles
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1458493393
Size: 46.38 MB
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(Guitar Recorded Versions). Includes all 12 songs from the second album: Birthday * Cry Baby Cry * Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey * Good Night * Helter Skelter * Honey Pie * Long, Long, Long * Mother Nature's Son * Revolution 1 * Savoy Truffle * Sexy Sadie * Yer Blues.

The Beatles Back In The U S S R Dear Prudence Glass Onion Ob La Di Ob La Da Wild Honey Pie The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill While My Guitar Gently Weeps Happiness Is A Warm Gun Martha My Dear I M So Tired Blackbird Piggies Rocky Raccoon Don T Pass Me By Why Don T We Do It In The Road I Will Julia

Author: Beatles
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780793559107
Size: 65.49 MB
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(Guitar Recorded Versions). This matching songbook to the first album of this double-album masterpiece. Includes 17 classic hits: Back in the U.S.S.R. * Blackbird * The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill * Dear Prudence * Happiness Is a Warm Gun * I'm So Tired * Martha My Dear * Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da * Rocky Raccoon * While My Guitar Gently Weeps * Why Don't We Do It in the Road * Wild Honey Pie * more.

The Beatles

Author: Beatles
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780793581757
Size: 26.75 MB
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(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). Matching folio to these albums recently released on compact disc. 30 songs featuring: All You Need Is Love * Back in the USSR * Birthday * Blackbird * Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da * Revolution * While My Guitar Gently Weeps * Yellow Submarine * many more.

We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order To Live

Author: Joan Didion
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0307264874
Size: 52.32 MB
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A definitive compilation of essays and nonfiction writings spanning more than forty years includes the author's reflections on politics, lifestyle, place, and cultural figures, including her studies of Haight-Ashbury, the Manson family, the Black Panthers, California earthquakes, Bill Clinton and Kenneth Starr, and much more.

The White Album

Author: Eugene Haynes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781984388131
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Eugene Haynes IV is the author of "Short of a Miracle," a collection of short stories which took audiences by storm to places storytelling hasn't been in quite sometime. The same formula was used in constructing The White Album- Lie. Cheat. Steal: An Unconventional Collection of Poetry.

The Grey Album

Author: Kevin Young
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 1555970427
Size: 20.53 MB
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*Finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism* *A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Literary Criticism and Essays Pick for Spring 2012* The Grey Album, the first work of prose by the brilliant poet Kevin Young, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize Taking its title from Danger Mouse's pioneering mashup of Jay-Z's The Black Album and the Beatles' The White Album, Kevin Young's encyclopedic book combines essay, cultural criticism, and lyrical choruses to illustrate the African American tradition of lying—storytelling, telling tales, fibbing, improvising, "jazzing." What emerges is a persuasive argument for the many ways that African American culture is American culture, and for the centrality of art—and artfulness—to our daily life. Moving from gospel to soul, funk to freestyle, Young sifts through the shadows, the bootleg, the remix, the grey areas of our history, literature, and music.