Winner of the USA Book News National Book Award for Best Nonfiction True Crime and Best Memoir/Autobiography By the time he was thirteen, he already had attended thirteen funerals. Abandoned by his mother, and with his father, "Mangy" Menginie—president of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, Philadelphia chapter—in jail, Anthony "LT" Menginie is raised inside the Pagans and inducted into a life of sex, violence, drugs, and organized crime. In Mangy's absence, LT finds a father figure in the Saint, a club member who helps teach him the difference between the club members you respect...and those you fear. The author recounts the power struggles that occur when Mangy is released from jail and tries to resume his role as father and president. Soon all hell breaks loose when Mangy betrays the club by going over to the rival Hells Angels, helping to touch off the "Biker Wars" in Philadelphia. The chapter's new president grooms LT to one day confront his father for his treachery. Faced with an impossible decision, LT has to decide where his loyalties lie. Prodigal Father, Pagan Son is a voyeuristic glimpse into the shocking and hypnotic underworld of notorious "one-percenter" biker clubs, hit men, drug dealers, and the other individuals who operate under no other rules than the "club code." But more than this, Menginie's story is the gritty and powerful true tale of surviving amid personal trials and tragedies, and of one man's determination to escape to a better life.
Sie hießen Erik, Satan oder Goliath. Taglat oder Ethel. Sie wurden von Kosaken geschlagen, von Robert Mitchum gebändigt, von Karl Malden hypnotisiert. Sie kämpften mit Flash Gordon und Tarzan, wurden mit anderen Gorillas verwechselt, fuhren im Streitwagen und ließen sich mit Bananen besänftigen. Ihre Gemeinsamkeit? Sie waren allesamt Gorillas. Furchteinflößende, wilde, lustige oder auch tragische Gorillas, die im klassischen Hollywoodkino von tapferen Männern verkörpert wurden. Männern, die sich nicht scheuten, unter oft brütend heißen Studioscheinwerfen in ihren schweren und unbequemen Kostümen schwitzend für Unterhaltung zu sorgen, ohne dafür großen Ruhm zu ernten. Männern, die meist anonym blieben. Charles Gemora, Ray Corrigan, Emil Van Horn, Art Miles, Steve Calvert und George D. Barrows waren die besten dieser Männer. Ihnen ist dieses Buch gewidmet...
Author: Duke Sharp
Publisher: Cowboy Heaven Publishing
Release Date: 2016-11-15
This is non-academic, practical, useful theory for living-room pickers and working musicians who want to be able to think coherently about music in order to ask questions and understand answers about the music they want to play. The stuff in GBT is about understanding The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, The Grateful Dead and Vampire Weekend. It's NOT about analyzing Bach Fugues... but you'll be able to if you want to. It was written for the 99% of musicians who are NOT music majors by a incorrigible honky-tonk guitar player who plays by ear ... but understands the relevant vocabulary and what's sensible and useful for MOST players. "Garage Band Theory is a must for any musician." Rodney Crowell "Don't be put off by this giant book - Duke's got the secrets of the universe in here. Quite simply, this is the most comprehensive book on music theory I've ever seen." Bill Payne (Little Feat) "Something for every musician at any level. Especially helpful is the musical notation and tablature for a variety of instruments. This book inspires me to learn and practice more." Sam Bush "Garage Band Theory is a veritable encyclopedia of useful tools and tips.This book lifts the lid off the "black box" of music theory and let's the light shine in - and in a fun, practical way. This is a book which should be left handily lying around the living room, bedside, studio, classroom, (restroom?) - ready to be dipped into at any time for reference purposes or just to improve or refresh one's fluency in the language of music. A great resource for musicians young and old no matter what your training. For the price of a one-hour lesson, GBT offers a lifetime of learning." Alasdair Fraser "Garage Band Theory let me know how little I know... but in a good way.Â It's a great book!" Sterling C Ball CEO, Ernie Ball Inc. "This book is written in the people's key." Kostas "Garage Band Theory offers you everything you need to know to understand, play and make your own music. Because he is both an accomplished musician and teacher, Sharp's Garage Band Theory is an excellent guide for beginners and more advanced players alike." Sam Barry, author, musician No matter which instrument you want to play, the advice, inspiration and down-to-earth tips in this book will help you get to your goal. Duke Sharp draws on a lifetime of experience playing, writing, recording and teaching music. Garage Band Theory demystifies music theory and, in the process, shows how to apply basic music theory to the art of playing by ear and composition.
Author: Robert Graysmith
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Social Science
During the 1920s, in more than a dozen cities, over four years, and across two continents, women were being butchered. Eyewitneses claim the perpetrator was a hulking Bible-carrying brute who lumbered on all fours, and laughed maniacally with each new slaughter. The crimes haunted San Francisco Police Captain Charles Dullea, the last honest cop in one of the most notoriously corrupt departments in the country. But nothing could have prepared Dullea for where the case- and the truth-would take him.
Author: Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-05-15
When you’re this smokin’, winning is a shore thing. . . . Jersey’s sexiest guidettes are back for another scandalous summer at the Shore, and this time, Giovanna “Gia” Spumanti and Isabella “Bella” Rizzoli are raising the stakes to find thrills and hot gorillas—unemployment, douchebag exes, family drama, and dingy apartment be damned! But when the girls unknowingly cross an overprotective mafiosa mama, all bets are off. Booted from Seaside Heights for good, the spunky, sequined meatball and her sensitive, quiet cousin are forced to flee to Atlantic City. Their escort out of hell is Fredo, a weird and scrawny but hooked-up club manager from a prominent family, whose master plan is to pimp out Gia’s psychic gifts at the roulette tables. Suddenly, it’s raining benjamins for the coiffed and tanned threesome. Top-shelf tequila and seafood dinners are not all they’re scoring. Bella snags a pale but talented boardwalk artist, Gia hooks up with a high-stakes poker hottie, and with Gia’s coaching, Fredo just might have a chance at becoming a certified juicehead. Or, at least, a gorilla-in-training. But when the casino suspects cheating, the trio is hounded by haters and tricksters determined to sabotage their endless summer. With hearts and loot on the line, losing is not a chance the crew can take. This time, the house isn’t going to win. . . .
Orphan Molly Moon was found as a baby in a box marked 'Moon's Marshmallows'. For ten miserable years she's lived under the cruel rule of Miss Adderstone in grim Hardwick House. But her life changes overnight when she finds a mysterious book on hypnotism and discovers an amazing talent - the power to make people do anything she want them to. Escaping from the orphange, Molly flies to New York in search of fame and fortune. But her adventures in hypnotism lead her into the clutches of a dangerous enemy . . . The bestselling Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism has been adapted for film by Lionsgate, starring Domonic Monaghan, Lesley Manville, Emily Watson and Joan Collins and will be on general cinema release in August 2016.
Humorvoll beschreiben die Autoren, was passiert, wenn sich ein »Gorilla« in einen »Orang-Utang« verliebt oder etwa der »Schimpanse« einen »Gorilla« in seinem Bett findet.Ausgehend von einer äußerst spannenden Selbstanalyse und einem Typentest geben die Autoren in ihrem lösungsorientierten Ratgeber praktische Tipps für die Partnersuche und einen von Toleranz geprägten Beziehungsalltag.
Erik, aufstrebender Juniorchef einer großen, traditionsreichen Firma, hat über die Feiertage seinen ehemaligen Studienkollegen Iltis eingeladen, einen liebenswerten Chaoten im Widerstand gegen den Kapitalismus und gesellschaftliche Normen. Aus der gemeinsamen Zeit in einem Studentenwohnheim erwuchs eine zärtliche Freundschaft, die nun an den gegensätzlichen Lebenskonzepten zu zerbrechen droht. Das lang ersehnte Treffen weckt allerdings nicht nur Erinnerungen an Diskussionen über Systemtheorie ...