On the night of Sunday April 23, 1961 Judy Garland made history. Thats no hyperbole. Surrounded by a throng of ecstatic fans (3,165 to be exact), the legendary performer delivered a concert in Carnegie Hall whose live recording became, upon release, an unlikely pop cultural phenomenon. Judy at Carnegie Hall, the two-disc set that captured all 25 numbers she performed that night, went on to spend more than 70 weeks on the Billboard charts, win four Grammy Awards-including Album of the Year (making it the first live music album and the first album by a female performer to win the category)-and become in the process the fastest selling 2-disc set in history.What the recording highlights, and whats made it an enduring classic on a class of its own, is the palpable connection between the songstress and her fans. “Indeed,” the New York Times reported in its review of the evenings proceedings, “what actually was to have been a concert-and was-also turned into something not too remote from a revival meeting.” By looking at her song choices, her stage banter, the albums cultural impact, and her place in the gay pantheon, this book argues that Judys palpable connection with her fans is precisely what her Capitol Records 2-disc album captured..
I used to have the one of the original translated prints of Problems in General Physics that I was extremely proud of. (I still have it back home) It was a beautiful hardbound published by Mir Publishers and translated into English (if I remember correctly) by Natalia Wadhwa.This book has an amazing set of problems most of which need concepts from 3-4 different areas of Physics to solve, thus testing and developing your combinatorial creativity, which is in my humble opinion the mainstay of the creative process. This book changed the way I thought about problem solving.
A breakthrough approach for a good nights sleep--with no tearsThere are two schools of thought for encouraging babies to sleep through the night: the hotly debated Ferber technique of letting the baby cry it out, or the grin-and-bear-it solution of getting up from dusk to dawn as often as necessary. If you dont believe in letting your baby cry it out, but desperately want to sleep, there is now a third option, presented in Elizabeth Pantleys sanity-saving book The No-Cry Sleep Solution.Pantleys successful solution has been tested and proven effective by scores of mothers and their babies from across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Based on her research, Pantleys guide provides you with effective strategies to overcoming naptime and nighttime problems. The No-Cry Sleep Solution offers clearly explained, step-by-step ideas that steer your little ones toward a good nights sleep--all with no crying.Tips from The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Uncover the stumbling blocks that prevent baby from sleeping through the nightDetermine--and work with--babys biological sleep rhythmsCreate a customized, step-by-step plan to get baby to sleep through the nightUse the Persistent Gentle Removal System to teach baby to fall asleep without breast-feeding, bottlefeeding, or using a pacifier.
First I need to explain about me and Star Wars. I never watched any of the films when I was a child. I watched A New Hope when I was in college, as I was teased by my teacher and class mates for never having seen it.
All the New Atheists Ive come across cite the Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, most recently A.C. Grayling in his horrible The God Argument. But I wonder how carefully they read it; more and more often I feel they are metamorphosing into their creationist enemies, diligently mining out-of-context quotes to support their claim that there is no God and they can prove it. Hume would never have said anything so silly, though I doubt hed be surprised at the way he is now used: he gives the impression of having seen every side of this debate a hundred times. He is not an atheist but a sceptic, an important distinction.
When Henri Nouwen left the world of academe and headed for the village of Trosly in France, he sought a place that would lead him closer to the heart of God. Arriving at LArche community in Trosly, he felt as if he had finally come home. Indeed, it was destined to change his life forever.The Road to Daybreak is Henri Nouwens intimate diary that records his poignant year at LArche, which began in the summer of 1985, a precious time of inner renewal and self-discovery. With simplicity and honesty, he describes how the experience changed his attitudes and enriched his spiritual life.
Part diary and part reportage, The Soccer War is a remarkable chronicle of war in the late twentieth century. Between 1958 and 1980, working primarily for the Polish Press Agency, Kapuscinski covered twenty-seven revolutions and coups in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Here, with characteristic cogency and emotional immediacy, he recounts the stories behind his official press dispatches—searing firsthand accounts of the frightening, grotesque, and comically absurd aspects of life during war. The Soccer War is a singular work of journalism..
This reads like an 80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check.Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Reacher. - CheckHero is quickly given a personal grudge against the villains. - CheckBad dialogue.
Imagine this: You and two of your best friends have just been accepted into medical school, a coveted payoff after years of hard work and self-sacrifice. So you go on a road trip together, have a few drinks, a final fling before the long academic haul ahead. Young and bright, you feel the future surge beneath you like a sleek stallion, under your full control.But a series of small lapses ends in tragedy and now youre faced with a terrible decision: Do you take responsibility for what youve done and risk losing everything. Or flee into the night unseen, with only God and conscience as your jury?Sixteen years ago, Scott Bowman faced this decision...Now a successful psychiatrist with a loving family, Scott endures a judgement far more harrowing than any god or man could conceive.