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Trouble Boys

Author : Bob Mehr
ISBN : 9780306822032
Genre : Music
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Based on a decade of research and reporting--as well as access to the Replacements' key principals, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson--author Bob Mehr has fashioned something far more compelling than a conventional band bio. Trouble Boys is a deeply intimate portrait, revealing the primal factors and forces that shaped one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive rock 'n' roll bands of all time. Beginning with riveting revelations about the Replacements' troubled early years, Trouble Boys follows the group as they rise within the early '80s American underground. It uncovers the darker truths behind the band's legendary drinking, showing how their addictions first came to define them, and then nearly destroyed them. A roaring road adventure, a heartrending family drama, and a cautionary showbiz tale, Trouble Boys has deservedly been hailed as an instant classic of rock lit.

Hijinx And Hearsay

Author : Martin Keller
ISBN : 1681341328
Genre : Photography
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A look back at famous and infamous artists, musicians, and entertainers who came through Minnesota, viewed through stellar photos and engaging stories from two guys who were there on the scene.

Spicy Slipstream Stories

Author : Nick Mamatas
ISBN : 9781590210253
Genre : Fiction
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The adventure and bosoms of the old pulp stories are blended with the stylistic innovations and reader affect of that non-genre genre, slipstream--a weird combination of eloquent fancy and conventional literary form.

Justice For Laughing Boy

Author : Sara Ryan
ISBN : 9781784506834
Genre : Social Science
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On July 4th 2013, Connor Sparrowhawk, also known as Laughing Boy or LB, was found dead in a specialist NHS unit. Connor, who had autism and epilepsy, had a seizure while in the bath and no member of staff was on hand to stop him from drowning. An entirely preventable death. Sara Ryan presents a frank, sometimes funny and touching account of her son's early life and preventable death and the unfolding #JusticeforLB campaign. This serves as a wake-up call to all of us and asks: can we really claim that we respect the life and dignity of learning disabled people?

If Trouble Don T Kill Me

Author : Ralph Berrier
ISBN : 9780307463081
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Making moonshine, working blue-collar jobs, picking fights in bars, chasing women, and living hardscrabble lives . . . Clayton and Saford Hall were born in the backwoods of Virginia in 1919, in a place known as The Hollow. Incredibly, they became legends in their day, rising from mountain-bred poverty to pickin’ and yodelin’ all over the airwaves of the South in the 1930s and 1940s, opening shows for the Carter Family, Roy Rogers, the Sons of the Pioneers, and even playing the most coveted stage of all: the Grand Ole Opry. They accomplished a lifetime’s worth of achievements in less than five years—and left behind only a few records to document their existence. Fortunately, Ralph Berrier, Jr., the grandson of Clayton Hall and a reporter for the Roanoke Times, brings us their full story for the first time in IF TROUBLE DON'T KILL ME. He documents how the twins’ music spread like wildfire when they moved from The Hollow to Roanoke at age twenty, and how their popularity was inflamed by their onstage zaniness, their roguish offstage shenanigans, and, above all, their ability to play old-time country music. But just as they arrived on the brink of major fame, World War II dashed their dreams. Berrier follows the Hall twins as they travel overseas, leaving behind their beloved music, and are thrust into the cauldron of a war that reshaped their lives and destinies. Through the brothers’ experiences, the story of World War II unfolds—Saford fought from the shores of North Africa to Sicily and Europe and finally into Germany; Clayton fought the Japanese in the brutal Pacific theater until the savage, final battle on Okinawa. They returned home after the war to find that the world had changed, music had changed . . . and they had, too. IF TROUBLE DON'T KILL ME paints a loving portrait of a vanishing yet exalted southern culture, shows us the devastating consequences of war, and allows us to experience the mountain voices that not only influenced the history of music but that also shaped the landscape of America. From the Hardcover edition.

My Brother S Voice

Author : Stephen Nasser
ISBN : 1932173102
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Stephen Nasser was 13 years old when the Nazi's sent he and his family to Auschwitz. Stephen tells his story in the direct and optimistic language of a young boy.

The Champion Of Valens

Author : Melissa Gertler
ISBN : 9781438957661
Genre : Fiction
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The powerful Kingdom of Valens continues to fight its never ending war against its hostile neighbors. Nara, the daughter of one of the kingdom's military commanders, can only think about achieving glory on the battle field. She is bright, talented, and determined. The only problem is she's a girl. Nara's brother Herod is blind. All boys are expected to join the army, and Herod, despite his blindness, is no exception. In spite of his father's expectations, Herod knows that he will be incapable of completing his duty and thus upholding his family's honor. Hungry for adventure as well as her father's approval, Nara eagerly takes her brother's place, completely ignoring the kingdom's strict gender based roles and traditions. As Nara trains at the military camp under her brother's name, her natural talent and courage soon catches the attention of everyone around her. But the more she shines, the quicker her true identity reveals itself along with the resulting consequences.

The Metal Worker Plumber And Steam Fitter

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ISBN : MINN:319510008761235
Genre : Heating
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Life Is Tough But God Is Faithful

Author : Sheila Walsh
ISBN : 9781418516208
Genre : Religion
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If God loves me, why did my child die? If life is supposed to be so wonderful, why do I feel so bad? If God hears my prayers, why am I still single? If God is in control of the world, why is life so hard? Sheila Walsh hears questions like these wherever she goes. In her own life journey, she has struggled with difficult questions?and has found some answers. Not easy, pat answers, but real-life, lived-out-in-the-flesh answers that can help you find meaning and purpose in spite of pain and suffering. Life Is Tough but God Is Faithful offers encouraging insight into God's presence in the midst of our questions and struggles?and highlights positive choices you can make, no matter what your circumstances may be. "Life is tough, but God is faithful" has become Sheila's motto. "The Bible is full of stories of men and women who, in the midst of the toughest situations of life, discovered the faithfulness of God," she says. "When our dreams go sour or seem unfulfilled, we can choose to allow Satan to slither into our lives, or we can choose to remember that God is faithful, no matter how hopeless life gets." Sheila looks at thirteen crucial turning points that can help you rediscover God's love and forgiveness. Showing how the choices you make affect your life, she offers insights from the book of Job, from her own life, and from the lives of people whose simple but determined faith helped them become shining lights in a dark world.

American Flint

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ISBN : WISC:89062301189
Genre : Glassworkers
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