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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
Author: Gary Combs
Release Date: 2012-07-18
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: Phillip Burrows
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study
A Starter level Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. 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: 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.
Author: James Robinson
Publisher: Dc Comics
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Mist returns after many years to wage war against Ted Knight, the original Starman, by taking the life of his oldest son, which forces Ted's younger son, Jack, to seek revenge in the guise of a new Starman.
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: Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2011-09-29
The Lexman Spacedrive gave man the stars - but at a fantastic price. Interstellar exploration, colonisation, and trade became things of reality. The benefits to Earth were enormous but, because of the Fitzgerald Contraction, a man who shipped out to space could never live a normal life on Earth again. Travelling at speeds close to that of light, spacemen lived at an accelerated pace. A nine-year trip to Alpha Centauri and back seemed to take only six weeks to men on a spaceship. When they returned, their friends and relatives had aged enormously in comparison, old customs had changed, even the language was different. Alan was a spacer, just like his whole family - until, suddenly and without intending to, he in turn jumped ship and remained on Earth. There were times he regretted that. Earth was a bewildering and utterly hostile place. To stay alive, he had to play a ruthless game - and he couldn't even find anyone to tell him the rules. . . . First published in 1958.
A beginner-level series that leads into Stage 1 of the Oxford Bookworms Library. The stories are all written in the present tense, using carefully graded language. Each story has 24 pages: short enough to maintain motivation; long enough to give the satisfaction of reading a whole book in English.