Author: Michael Francis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2004-10-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Life changed for Michael Francis at the age of 21 when Paul McCartney walked into his father's boxing gym to watch his friend John Conteh preparing for a fight. Paul hired Michael as his security guard, beginning a thirty-year music business career in which he worked with such legendary names as Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, The Osmonds, Sheena Easton, Frank Sinatra, Bon Jovi, Cher and Kiss. As tour manager, Michael was responsible for every aspect of their safety and their comfort, from making sure they were not mobbed on stage to making sure they got paid. Whatever they wanted, he got hold of. To some of them he became close. He was best man at Jon Bon Jovi's wedding, and provided personal security for five years for Cher at her Malibu home. He shared their wildest excesses, their highs and their lows; he saw their fears and, all too often, their loneliness and paranoia. Sometimes hilarious, frequently shocking, always perceptive, STAR MAN is the outrageous, uncompromising and brutally honest story of one man's life with the biggest stars of rock.
Author: Gary Combs
Release Date: 2012-07
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Are you ready to Man Up? According to national statistics, over fifty percent of you working men are unhappy in your jobs. In Star Man, author Gary Combs asks: Is it your work that really bothers you? Or, could you be wrestling with a mixed sense of purpose or conflicting priorities that keep boiling inside? If you are among the men who tend to barricade themselves in their man-caves, turning inward and seeking their own solutions, then what is really holding you back? Star Man tackles these questions head-on from a uniquely male perspective. Tracing five major areas of a man's daily life love relationships, family focus, work life, community involvement, and health issues - Combs develops a balanced approach to ensuring that all five areas are given their rightful place. In each aspect, he moves you quickly to a self-assessment of your everyday questions: 1. My days are so full of busyness Who has time to think anymore? 2. I keep saying, Someday I'll _____. Will that day ever come? 3. How can I make sure it does? Filling each area of daily concern with personal anecdotes and humorous man-talk, often poking fun at the way men speak (and the way women hear), Star Man concludes with the thought provoking point that every man is looking for some greater meaning. With conviction, Combs suggests that God is acting at the center of all that a man does, whether or not he realizes it. Star man concludes with the encouraging reminder and personal witness that every man is sustained by God's strength and His grace. It is in recognizing His divine influence and following His will that you find the answers you seek. Star Man can help any man especially those in their thirties, forties, and fifties take the steps necessary to regain balance. Don't hesitate let Gary's messages help you forge your path to a more balanced life today! Floyd Gilbert President, National PresbyterianMen(PCUSA) Star Man will hit home for lots of men, especially those who feel uncertain about their priorities and need to get centered again! Don Douglas, Vice President of Church Growth, International Cooperating Ministries
Author: M. C. Duncan
Publisher: Duncan Publishing
Release Date: 1999-01
A(c)TX 939-581 Star has been a mercenary since the time of the first Egyptian empire. On a small world named Fellis he meets a fifteen year old hooker. He takes pity on the kid and hires her as a cook for his upcomming contract. She makes an outstanding mercenary.
A story about using Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity to your advantage. Baby Billy is born into the circle that includes Starman Jones and Space Pup. They want to take Billy with them on their journeys throughout the universe. But Baby Billy needs to be older. So Starman Jones and Space Pup journey to Sirius and back, traveling very, very fast. The result is that when they return, they arrive on Billy’s 9th birthday, although they, themselves, have barely aged. Thus, they become Billy’s Relativity Birthday Present. Endorsed by Dr. Frank Drake of SETI fame.
Author: Sara Douglass
Publisher: Tor Books
Release Date: 2003-01-20
Axis is the StarMan of prophecy and legend, destined to lead the three races of his world to unite as one people. The people of his world all know the Prophecy of the Destroyer, despite the failed attempts of the Seneschal to suppress it in the name of the god Artor the Ploughman, and it predicts and dictates Axis's path through war and destruction to the creation of Tencendor. The Prophecy foretold that Axis would defeat his half-brother and lay claim to the land that Tencendor will be created upon. The Prophecy told of the traitor in Axis's camp-Faraday's champion, Timozel. And the Prophecy foretold many a choice that Axis must make in order to fulfill his destiny . . . but neglected to mention the choice between the beautiful and courageous Faraday, his late half-brother's wife, and the feisty and hauntingly enchanting Azhure. To Faraday, he had pledged his love and a place by his side as ruler of Tencendor; to Azhure, he had given his children, his time, and his devotion. His love for both women is what the last twist of the Prophecy relies on. While Azhure explores her newfound powers as an Icarii Enchantress, and Faraday replants the ancient forests of the Mother, the evil Gorgrael is plotting Axis's downfall, invading the sky with ice and terror and the flesh-hungry Gryphons. His most daring move is to follow prophecy, to taunt Axis with the pain of his beloved. But which beloved woman will Gorgrael choose . . . and will she be the one whose death will distract Axis from saving the world? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Paul Trynka
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Has there ever been a more charismatic and intriguing rock star than David Bowie? In Starman, Paul Trynka has painted the definitive portrait of a great artist. From Bowie's early years in post-war, bombed-out Brixton to the decadent glamour of Ziggy Stardust to the controversial but vital Berlin period, this essential biography is a celebration of Bowie's brilliance and a timely reminder of how great music is made - now with an update on the making and release of The Next Day.
On Christmas Eve, Matthew Cromby is fired by Dove Hollister, the man he has a secret crush on. But things get much stranger when, right in front of him, Dove is hit by lightning and wakes up a different man--a sweet, sexy, and untouched angel who has been watching Matthew, drawn by his yearning. Dove can't stay on Earth, and protective Matthew vows to help him get home, despite his desire for the innocent angel who is trying to heal his heart.
Author: C. J. Winters
Publisher: Hard Shell Word Factory
Release Date: 2004-07-01
Right Man, Wrong Time: A romantic getaway vacation-- in the pre-Civil War Ozarks? What if, alone and lost in a Missouri Ozarks cave in the 21st Century, you stumble through an exit--and land in the lap of an aromatic man in 1859? Not your idea of the perfect vacation? Then pity Susa Hildebrand, dependent for survival on a cranky aerial photographer whose government mission outranks helping her find her way home, and whose assets include transportation (mules), food (beans), protection (a rifle), and a lusty aura. She also has to wear an ugly dress until someone even unluckier shows up in the dangerous, male-dominated border area. Bickford Pelletier can be mighty persuasive, though, and if she has to live in his time, Susa could do a lot worse. But what about the teenage twins she left behind? A Star in the Earth: It's 1907. Alerted by her time-traveled parents (MOON NIGHT) that Jake Livingston, 39, plans to wed Marguerite Desmond, willful Emilee Schuyier, 19, charges home to Boulder, Colorado to set him straight. The problem is, how do you seduce the man who's loved you like a big brother from the day you were born? Emilee tackles the problem obliquely. She and Jake are privy to knowledge of important coming events through the 'future history' remembered by her parents, now touring in Europe. Announcing her appointment as the new vice-president of Schuyier Enterprises, Emilee tries to convince Jake, the new president, to begin SE's development of a luxury resort the family will transform into a rehabilitation hospital after the coming World War. Jake is adamantly against her choice of site. Emilee, however, has learned to dowse, and has her own way of knowing things. A German friend of Marguerite wants to buy a defunct silver mine owned by Emilee. She refuses to sell it to the "Kaiser's man," claiming her dowsing rods indicate the mine still holds valuable ore. Jake's new secretary, young Anthony Parmenter, becomes Emilee's secret ally. He introduces her to his uncle, who offers to loan SE the money to purchase and renovate the resort site Emilee wants. Jake is a stubborn man, and enamored of his passionate fiancee. Emilee is certain she knows what's best for Jake, and her name isn't Marguerite. Meanwhile Anthony and Amos Carruthers, a young architect-about-town, vie for Emilee's affection. Jake has his hands full.
Organizations, countries, individuals, and sources of great powers are manipulated by mysterious entities from the shadows on the planet of Jido. Hundreds of natural disaster rip the planet asunder, destroying peace and prosperity. During this time of a great many upheavals in Jidian Society, Brock Soceil a special agent and the wielder of the Destiny Star, decides to accept the arduous responsibility of traveling the world, to idenify the problems and provide a solution. But with the increasing malice of a suffering world, will even his training in the ways of the Blade Rush Sword Style be enough to see him through? And if he does discover the problem, can there be any guarantee's he has the ability to provide solutions? Follow Brock Soceil and his many companions as he embarks on his journey to unlock the secrets of Jido, discover the truth of the Destiny Star and save the world from the impending catastrophe that will inevitably destroy them all...
Author: Phillip Burrows
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2012-02-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study
A Starter level Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Written for Learners of English by Phillip Burrows and Mark Foster. The empty centre of Australia. The sun is hot and there are not many people. And when Bill meets a man, alone, standing on an empty road a long way from anywhere, he is surprised and worried. And Bill is right to be worried. Because there is something strange about the man he meets. Very strange . . .
Author: Paul Trynka
Publisher: Little Brown
Release Date: 2014-05-10
Genre: Rock musicians
Trynka illuminates Bowie's seemingly contradictory life and his many re-inventions as an artist, offering more than 300 new interviews with everyone from classmates to managers to lovers. He reveals Bowie's broad influence on the entertainment world.
Never before have men's shoes achieved such importance - yet women have been overlooking this most important personality determinant, says author Kathryn Eisman. Offering this book as a guide to understanding men from the ground up, Eisman reveals the secrets of male footwear. The Timberland Boat Shoe Man, for example, values quality above all else and is the first to embark on an adventure. The Brogues Man is used to getting what he wants and likes his women ultra-feminine with the softness and gentleness he sometimes lacks. The Italian Loafer Man has an appreciation for sensual pleasures and appreciates women who can move effortlessly between passion and aloofness. Eisman summarizes each type with a humorous pro and con that helps readers make quick decisions about potential relationships. It's a hilarious book that's sure to be the perfect gift for women, whether they are single or married.
On April 12 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to leave the Earth's atmosphere and venture into space. An icon of the 20th century, he also became a danger to himself and a threat to the Soviet state. At the age of 34, he was killed in a plane crash. Based on KGB files, restricted documents from Russian space authorities, and interviews with his friends and colleagues, this biography of the Russian cosmonaut reveals a man in turmoil: torn apart by powerful political pressures, fighting a losing battle against alcoholism and rebelling against the cruelties of a corrupt totalitarian regime. 2011 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Gagarin's flight. This new edition of Starman includes a new afterword that celebrates the importance of that momentous expedition and reflects on Gagarin's legacy.