Michael Jackson Conspiracy

Author: Aphrodite Jones
Publisher:
ISBN: 0615686206
Release Date: 2012-09-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

For those who care to know the truth about Michael Jackson, and the media conspiracy against him, this is the book to read.

Be Careful Who You Love

Author: Diane Dimond
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743270922
Release Date: 2007-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Chronicles the music superstar's battles against child molestation charges from 1993 to 2005, in an account that examines the complicated aspects of the case and provides insight into Jackson's self-transformation and the events at the Neverland Ranch.

You Are Not Alone

Author: Jermaine Jackson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451651584
Release Date: 2012-08-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A loving and candid profile of the late performing artist by his brother traces their shared childhoods, Michael's meteoric rise to fame, the scandals that overshadowed his career and the private dynamics behind his public persona and tragic early death. 200,000 first printing.

Lifeworlds

Author: Michael Jackson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226923642
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Philosophy

Michael Jackson’s Lifeworlds is a masterful collection of essays, the culmination of a career aimed at understanding the relationship between anthropology and philosophy. Seeking the truths that are found in the interstices between examiner and examined, world and word, and body and mind, and taking inspiration from James, Dewey, Arendt, Husserl, Sartre, Camus, and, especially, Merleau-Ponty, Jackson creates in these chapters a distinctive anthropological pursuit of existential inquiry. More important, he buttresses this philosophical approach with committed empirical research. Traveling from the Kuranko in Sierra Leone to the Maori in New Zealand to the Warlpiri in Australia, Jackson argues that anthropological subjects continually negotiate—imaginatively, practically, and politically—their relations with the forces surrounding them and the resources they find in themselves or in solidarity with significant others. At the same time that they mirror facets of the larger world, they also help shape it. Stitching the themes, peoples, and locales of these essays into a sustained argument for a philosophical anthropology that focuses on the places between, Jackson offers a pragmatic understanding of how people act to make their lives more viable, to grasp the elusive, to counteract external powers, and to turn abstract possibilities into embodied truths.

Playing Dead

Author: Elizabeth Greenwood
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476739366
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Genre: Social Science

“A delightful read for anyone tantalized by the prospect of disappearing without a trace.” —Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake “Delivers all the lo-fi spy shenanigans and caught-red-handed schadenfreude you’re hoping for.” —NPR “A lively romp.” —The Boston Globe “Grim fun.” —The New York Times “Brilliant topic, absorbing book.” —The Seattle Times “The most literally escapist summer read you could hope for.” —The Paris Review Is it still possible to fake your own death in the twenty-first century? With six figures of student loan debt, Elizabeth Greenwood was tempted to find out. So off she sets on a darkly comic foray into the world of death fraud, where for $30,000 a consultant can make you disappear—but your suspicious insurance company might hire a private detective to dig up your coffin...only to find it filled with rocks. Greenwood tracks down a British man who staged a kayaking accident and then returned to live in his own house while all his neighbors thought he was dead. She takes a call from Michael Jackson (no, he’s not dead—or so her new acquaintances would have her believe), stalks message boards for people contemplating pseudocide, and gathers intel on black market morgues in the Philippines, where she may or may not obtain some fraudulent goodies of her own. Along the way, she learns that love is a much less common motive than money, and that making your death look like a drowning virtually guarantees that you’ll be caught. (Disappearing while hiking, however, is a way great to go.) Playing Dead is a charmingly bizarre investigation in the vein of Jon Ronson and Mary Roach into our all-too-human desire to escape from the lives we lead, and the men and women desperate enough to give up their lives—and their families—to start again.

Systems Approaches to Management

Author: Michael C. Jackson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306465000
Release Date: 2000-11-30
Genre: Business & Economics

"Systems Thinking" is a new paradigm which could revolutionize management practice in the 21st century. This text provides a guide to the application of this paradigm in the field of management.

Untouchable

Author: Randall Sullivan
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802195654
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"A dishy Michael Jackson biography that makes the exhaustively covered King of Pop fascinating all over again."—People “The first deep-dive narrative by a veteran journalist covering the King of Pop’s convoluted final years on earth . . . [Untouchable] helps cast Jackson in a new light.”—Los Angeles Times “A tale of family, fame, lost childhood, and startling accusations never heard before.”—ABC Nightline Untouchable portrays Michael Jackson’s life and death in unprecedented depth. Beginning with his last departure from Neverland, Sullivan captures Jackson's final years shuttling around the world, and plans to recapture his wealth and reputation with a comeback album and planned series of fifty mega-concerts. Sullivan delves deep into Jackson’s past, depicting a man both naive and deeply cunning, a devoted father whose parenting decisions created international outcry, a shrewd businessman whose failures nearly brought down a megacorporation, and an inveterate narcissist who desperately wanted a quiet, normal life. Sullivan has never-before-reported information about Jackson’s business dealings, the pedophilia allegations that besmirched his reputation, and the fate of his billion-dollar-plus estate, and exclusive access to inner-circle figures including Jackson’s former attorneys and managers. Untouchable is a remarkable portrait of the man who still reigns as King of Pop.

Rolling with the Punchlines

Author: Urzila Carlson
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781952535468
Release Date: 2016-10-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Written with her trademark deadpan humour, Urzila's memoir is full of great stories about both the big things in life and the little things. Urzila's accidental beginning in stand-up has led to an incredibly successful career in comedy, with regular gigs on television as well as sell-out shows in comedy festivals across New Zealand and Australia. But life hasn't always been a bundle of laughs. Urzila talks candidly about her childhood with a great family, apart from her abusive dad, and about growing up in South Africa. She shares crazy but true tales about her OE, her move to New Zealand, coming out, getting married and having children, and her life in comedy. This is a great read from one of our most loved and most popular comedians. 'A woman who wears scars like a beauty mark, Urzila is a force of nature, unsinkable and funny. She's the heroine we hope is inside every one of us.' Lucy Lawless 'Can't believe she has read a book, never mind written one. She's very funny though.' Jimeoin

Things as They are

Author: Michael Jackson
Publisher:
ISBN: 025333036X
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Social Science

In this timely collection of essays, thirteen contemporary ethnographers demonstrate the importance of phenomenological and existential ideas for anthropology. In emphasizing the link between the empirical and the experiential, these ethnographers also explore the relationship between phenomenology and other theories of the lifeworld, such as existentialism, radical empiricism, and critical theory. Empiricism, and Anthropological Critique by Michael Jackson; Honor and Shame by Lila Abu-Lughod; Struggling Along by Robert Desjarlais; The Cosmology of Life Transmission by Ren Devisch; Reflections on a Cut Finger: Taboo in the Umeda Conception of the Self by Alfred Gell; Space and Sociality in a Dayak Longhouse by Christine Helliwell; In Defiance of Destiny: The Management of Time at a Cretan Funeral by Michael Herzfeld; Suffering and Its Professional Transformation: Toward an Ethnography of Interpersonal Experience by Arthur Kleinman and Joan Kleinman; Hand Drumming: An Essay in Practical Knowledge by Shawn Lindsay; On Dying and Suffering in Iqwaye Existence by Jadran Mimica; If Not the Words: Shared Practical Activity and Friendship in Fieldwork by Keith Ridler; and After the Field by Jim Wafer.

The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson His Music His Persona and His Artistic Afterlife

Author: Elizabeth Amisu
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440838651
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Social Science

An essential companion to Michael Jackson's music, films, and books, this work offers 21 original, academic essays on all things Jackson—from film, music, and dance to fashion, culture, and literature. • Takes a sophisticated, academic approach to understanding Jackson's art and life, providing insights into his entire body of work from a perspective never before available outside of music/culture journals • Concentrates on aspects of Jackson's art that have not previously been researched, such as his use of costumes and clothing, his poetry, and his function as an auteur • Includes a section focused on Jackson's posthumous work and representation • Connects with the study of literature, especially early modern English writings and, perhaps surprisingly, the works of William Shakespeare

A Briefer History of Time

Author: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553385465
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Science

A shorter, more accessible edition of a now-classic survey of the origin and nature of the universe features new full-color illustrations and an expanded, easier to understand treatment of the volume's more important theoretical concepts.

What Really Happened to Michael Jackson the King of Pop The Evil Side of the Entertainment Industry

Author: Leonard Rowe
Publisher:
ISBN: 0982762208
Release Date: 2010-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Legendary Concert Promoter, and Michael Jackson's former business and financial overseer, Leonard Rowe, a long time friend of the Jackson family is coming forward with a raw but revealing look into the dark side of the entertainment industry and what really happened to Michael Jackson, The Legendary King of Pop. Michael Jackson thrilled fans and audiences for over four generations. He was a world proclaimed Super Star. Michael was also a humanitarian. He brought entertainment in its highest form to people all around the world. This book, "What Really Happened to Michael Jackson, The King Of Pop" is an eye opening, page turner, that will reveal the truth about all of the Corruption, Conspiracy, and Greed behind his death, and it will make the public aware of what really goes on behind the curtain]]BRACE YOURSELF]]!!!

Elizabeth and Michael

Author: Donald Bogle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451676990
Release Date: 2016-08-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Discover the unique, profound, and unlikely yet enduring friendship between two of the most prominent and beloved celebrities of all time—Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson—in this “exhaustively researched…consistently absorbing” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) biography. From the moment Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson met, they were fascinated by one another. He peered into her violet eyes and was transfixed; she, in turn, was dazzled by his talent, intrigued by his sweet-tempered childlike personality, and moved by the stories she had already heard about his troubled early life. Soon a deep friendship blossomed, unlike anything either had ever experienced. Through their various emotional upheavals, the peaks and valleys of their careers, their personal traumas and heartaches, their countless health issues and extreme physical pain, and the glare of the often merciless public spotlight, their love for each other endured. Award-winning biographer Donald Bogle skillfully re-creates the moving narrative of “these two forces of nature, and digs into the extraordinary histories that made them uniquely suited to understanding each other” (Alan Light, author of Let’s Go Crazy). Through the recollections of friends and acquaintances of the two stars, as well as credited and anonymous sources, Elizabeth and Michael emerges as a tender, intimate look at this famous “odd couple”—and a treasure to their millions of fans.

Remember the Time

Author: Bill Whitfield
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 9781602862517
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The basis of the Lifetime biopic Searching for Neverland: a compellingly candid memoir by Michael Jackson's former bodyguards that reveals amazing truths of the late superstar's last years-his life in seclusion with his children, his financial crises, his preparations for the This Is It tour, and the weeks leading up to his shocking death. Hounded by the tabloid media, driven from his self-made sanctuary at Neverland, Michael Jackson spent his final years moving from city to city, living with his three children in virtual seclusion-a futile attempt to escape a world that wouldn't leave him alone. During that time, two men served as the singer's personal security team: Bill Whitfield, a former cop and veteran of the security profession, and Javon Beard, a brash, untested rookie, both single fathers themselves. Stationed at his side nearly 24/7, their job was to see and hear everything that transpired, and to keep everyone else out, making them the only two men who know what 60 million fans around the world still want to know: What really happened to the King of Pop? Driven by a desire to show the world who Michael Jackson truly was, Whitfield and Beard have produced the only definitive, first-person account of Michael Jackson's last years: the extreme measures necessary to protect Jackson and his family, the simple moments of happiness they managed to share in a time of great stress, the special relationship Jackson shared with his fans, and the tragic events that culminated in the singer's ill-fated comeback, This Is It. The truth is far more compelling than anything you've yet heard. An indispensable piece of pop-culture history, Remember the Time is the story of a man struggling to live a normal life under extraordinary circumstances, the story of a father fighting to protect and provide for his children. Remember the Time is the book that dismantles the tabloid myths once and for all to give Michael Jackson back his humanity.

On Michael Jackson

Author: Margo Jefferson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307277657
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Michael Jackson was once universally acclaimed as a song-and-dance man of genius. Now his stratospheric musical career has undeniably taken a backseat to his odd behavior and his legal troubles.