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Petty

Author : Warren Zanes
ISBN : 9780805099690
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The New York Times Bestseller *One of Rolling Stone's 10 Best Music Books of 2015* An exhilarating and intimate account of the life of music legend Tom Petty, by an accomplished writer and musician who toured with Petty No one other than Warren Zanes, rocker and writer and friend, could author a book about Tom Petty that is as honest and evocative of Petty's music and the remarkable rock and roll history he and his band helped to write. Born in Gainesville, Florida, with more than a little hillbilly in his blood, Tom Petty was a Southern shit kicker, a kid without a whole lot of promise. Rock and roll made it otherwise. From meeting Elvis, to seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, to producing Del Shannon, backing Bob Dylan, putting together a band with George Harrison, Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne, making records with Johnny Cash, and sending well more than a dozen of his own celebrated recordings high onto the charts, Tom Petty's story has all the drama of a rock and roll epic. Now in his mid-sixties, still making records and still touring, Petty, known for his reclusive style, has shared with Warren Zanes his insights and arguments, his regrets and lasting ambitions, and the details of his life on and off the stage. This is a book for those who know and love the songs, from "American Girl" and "Refugee" to "Free Fallin'" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance," and for those who want to see the classic rock and roll era embodied in one man's remarkable story. Dark and mysterious, Petty manages to come back, again and again, showing us what the music can do and where it can take us.

Tom Petty

Author : Anthony Jones
ISBN : 1978344163
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The great legend, Tom Petty, was an American rock musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. Petty served as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He was also a member and co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, and his early band Mudcrutch. Enjoy this informative biography of the great legend!

Tom Petty Biography How The American Rock And Roll Legend Shaped The Music Industry

Author : Chris Dicker
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Would you like to learn more about Tom Petty? How he managed to incorporate his personal problems into the greatest music hits of all time? Music to Tom Petty was not just money and fame. It was a way to express himself through difficult times, challenges and struggles. Somehow he found a way to channel personal problems into the music and broadcast it to fans around the world - creating unbelievable experience. That's because personal problems are universal and many people can associate with what Tom Petty is channelling through. In order to do this, takes guts and genius. Tom Petty is indeed one of the rock legends this world will know for centuries to come. Tom Petty, an accomplished writer and musician has set the standard for what rock and roll was and is. Being able to reflect personal challenges with divorce, loneliness and drug addictions into music is something not many people can do in a way Tom Petty does. It advocates artistic freedom and paves the path for other musicians to tap into the industry. Perry's collaborations with other musical legends like Stevie Nicks, Del Shannon, Johnny Cash and many others, have given the world a standard to what rock and roll music should be like. This is a book for those who know the songs, from "American Girl" and "Refugee" to "Free Fallin'" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance," and for those who want to see the classic rock and roll era embodied in a single biography. Tom Petty inspired people to not back down and not give up in the face of challenges with his music, especially when it comes to personal struggles, because no matter the circumstances one can rise and succeed. Grab your copy now!

Tom Petty Rock N Roll Guardian

Author : Andrea M. Rotondo
ISBN : 9780857128683
Genre : Music
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Tom Petty: Rock 'n' Roll Guardian is the first intimate portrait of one of rock’s most enduring figures. Songs like American Girl, The Waiting and I Won’t Back Down have touched people from all walks of life because he sung about what he knew – love won, love lost and hardship overcome. Tom Petty’s predisposition to find trouble was always matched by his steely determination to overcome it. After shaky beginnings with his first band, Tom Petty steered his way through bankruptcy, drama and personal loss – including the deaths of his bandmates Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Heartbreakers bassist Howie Epstein – to forge a lasting impact on the world, selling more than 80 million records worldwide. In the wake of his death, this celebratory Omnibus Enhanced edition now features curated Spotify playlists of his early influences, his collaborations and his greatest songs. Additionally, an interactive Digital Timeline of his life charts his uncertain path with video footage of interviews, live performances and more. Born too late to be in the vanguard of rock ’n’ roll first time round, he has nonetheless proved a truly memorable keeper of the flame. This is his remarkable story...

Illinois Artillery Officer S Civil War

Author : Gordon Armstrong
ISBN : 9781589397675
Genre : History
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John Cheney was a well educated businessman living in Dixon, Illinois. In 1862 he raised an artillery company-Battery F, 1st Illinois Light Artillery-and served as its captain. Battery F fought in the Western Theatre in the Army of the Tennessee (Gens. Grant and Sherman). This volume draws on 318 entries from Cheney's Civil War diary and 100 letters he wrote home to his wife, plus additional documents, photos, and material relating to his life before, during and after the war. Cheney's letters and diary entries have a warmth and intimacy that is unusual in writing of that time. John Cheney served out a strong sense of duty to the country that had provided him with security and opportunity. Over time he developed health problems that tested that sense of duty. Cheney was entirely absorbed in his activities when in combat or advancing on Confederate troops. During times of inactivity he suffered boredom and experienced loneliness being separated from his wife and two children. During the Atlanta campaign, his 11-year-old son Royce accompanied him. Cheney was an ordinary man doing his best in the extraordinary occurrences of war.

A Petty Trader Driven By Purpose

Author : Mofopefoluwa Joseph Frm
ISBN : 1728386144
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A Petty Trader Driven by Purpose: A biography of Mofopefoluwa Joseph, FRM, narrates an inspiring life of a focused and spirit-filled business man that built his petty trading from nothing to what now becomes a formidable business entity. The book encapsulates Mofopefoluwa's humble beginning as a man that surrenders his life to the commandment and direction of God, even before he became a Christian. The biography narrates how Mofopefoluwa listens to the voice of God concerning his education, marriage, conversion, total change of name, and line of business he engaged in. The narration in the book, that of Mofopefoluwa's six decades on earth, should inspire not only the younger generations but also the older ones because it gives a vivid account of how God himself used Mofopefoluwa's life to add values to the lives of numerous human beings through his philanthropic service to humanity. The book will surely encourage prospective business-minded individuals who are desirous of building a career from trading to forge ahead with divine focus while they have little or no working capital because Mofopefoluwa's petty trading that metamorphoses to a multimillion business spanning selling of weighing scales and virtual stamps to real estate commenced without a working capital. Hence, there are many prospective millionaire petty traders out there that Mofepefoluwa's purpose-driven life will inspire to fulfill their destinies.

Science Culture And Modern State Formation

Author : Patrick Carroll
ISBN : 0520932803
Genre : Social Science
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This highly original, groundbreaking study explores the profound relationship between science and government to present a new understanding of modern state formation. Beginning with the experimental science of Robert Boyle in seventeenth-century England, Patrick Carroll develops the concept of engine science to capture the centrality of engineering practices and technologies in the emerging mechanical philosophy. He traces the introduction of engine science into colonial Ireland, showing how that country subsequently became a laboratory for experiments in statecraft. Carroll’s wide-ranging study, spanning institutions, political philosophy, and policy implementation, demonstrates that a number of new technological developments—from cartography, statistics, and natural history to geology, public health, and sanitary engineering—reveal how modern science came to engineer land, people, and the built environment into a material political state in an unprecedented way, creating the "modern" state. Shedding new light on sociology, the history of science and technology, and on the history of British colonial projects in Ireland from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, his study has implications for understanding postcolonial occupations and nation-building ventures today and on contemporary dilemmas such as the role of science and government in environmental sustainability.

The Economic Thought Of William Petty

Author : Hugh Goodacre
ISBN : 9781351167581
Genre : Business & Economics
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William Petty (1623-1687), long recognised as a founding father of English political economy, was actively involved in the military-colonial administration of Ireland following its invasion by Oliver Cromwell, and to the end of his days continued to devise schemes for securing England’s continued domination of that country. It was in that context that he elaborated his economic ideas, which consequently reflect the world of military-bureaucratic officialdom, neo-feudalism and colonialism he served. This book shows that much of the theory and methodology in use within the economics discipline of today has its roots in the writings of Petty and his contemporaries, rather than in the supposedly universalistic and enlightened ideals of Adam Smith a century later. Many of the fundamental ideas of today’s development economics, for example, are shown to have been deployed by Petty explicitly for the purpose of furthering England’s colonialist objectives, while his pioneering writings on fiscal issues and national accounting theory were equally explicitly directed towards the raising of funds for England’s predatory colonial and commercial wars. This book argues that exploring the historical roots of economic ideas and methods in this way is an essential aspect of assessing their appropriateness and analytical power today, and that this is more relevant than ever. It will be of interest to advanced students and researchers in the history of economic thought, early modern economic history, development economics and economic geography.

Restoration Ireland

Author : Mr Coleman Dennehy
ISBN : 9781409479994
Genre : History
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In recent decades, the historiography of early modern Ireland in general, and of the seventeenth century in particular, has been revitalised. However, whilst much of this new work has focused either on the critical decades of the 1640s or the Williamite wars, the Restoration period still remains largely neglected. As such this volume provides an opportunity to explore the period between 1660 and 1688, and reassess some of the crucial events it witnessed. For whilst it may lack some of the high drama of the Civil War or the Glorious Revolution, this was a time that established a political and social settlement, based upon the maintenance of the massive land confiscations of the 1650s, that would underpin the social and class structure of Ireland until the end of the nineteenth century. Including contributions from both established and younger scholars, this collection provides a set of interlocking and interrelated essays that focus on the central concerns of the volume, whilst occasionally reaching beyond the chronological and thematic barriers of the period as required. The result is a homogenous volume, that not only addresses a glaring historiographical gap in critical areas of the Restoration period; but also serves to take stock of the work that has been done on the period; and as a consequence of this it will help stimulate and provoke further argument, debate, and research into the history of Ireland during the Restoration period. Directed primarily at an academic audience, this collection will be useful to a range of scholars with an interest in seventeenth century political, social and religious history.

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