Author: Sara Zaske
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Family & Relationships
An Entertaining, Enlightening Look at the Art of Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Children Based on One American Mom’s Experiences in Germany An NPR "Staff Pick" and One of the NPR Book Concierge's"Best Books of the Year" When Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she knew the transition would be challenging, especially when she became pregnant with her second child. She was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a great deal of freedom—much more than Americans. In Berlin, kids walk to school by themselves, ride the subway alone, cut food with sharp knives, and even play with fire. German parents did not share her fears, and their children were thriving. Was she doing the opposite of what she intended, which was to raise capable children? Why was parenting culture so different in the States? Through her own family’s often funny experiences as well as interviews with other parents, teachers, and experts, Zaske shares the many unexpected parenting lessons she learned from living in Germany. Achtung Baby reveals that today's Germans know something that American parents don't (or have perhaps forgotten) about raising kids with “selbstandigkeit” (self-reliance), and provides practical examples American parents can use to give their own children the freedom they need to grow into responsible, independent adults.
Author: Stephen Catanzarite
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date: 2007-09-15
Stephen Catanzarite takes a close look at what many consider to be U2's most fully formed album through the prisms of religion, politics, spirituality, and culture, illuminating its previously unexplored depths, arguing that it's a concept album about love and the fall of man.
Author: U2 (Musical group)
Publisher: Warner Bros Publications
Release Date: 1992
Titles are: Zoo Station * Even Better Than the Real Thing * One * Until the End of the World * Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses * So Cruel * The Fly * Mysterious Ways * Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World * Ultraviolet (Light My Way) * Acrobat * Love Is Blindness. Includes many color and black and white photos and a history of the album.
Author: Frederic P. Miller
Publisher: Alphascript Publishing
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Achtung Baby is the seventh studio album by rock band U2, released on 19 November 1991. Stung by criticism of their previous album, Rattle and Hum, the band made a deliberate change in musical and thematic direction with the album. Achtung Baby incorporates alternative rock, electronic dance, and industrial influences into U2's music. Thematically, the band replaced their previous earnest image with a more ironic one. Seeking renewal and inspiration on the eve of German reunification, the band began work on Achtung Baby in Berlin's Hansa Studios in October 1990 with producers Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno. Conflict arose within the band over the quality of the material and their musical direction. Weeks of slow progress, arguments, and tension subsided when the band quickly improvised the song "One," which was a breakthrough for the album sessions. The band was more productive in the studio after recording sessions moved to Dublin in 1991. Sonically, the band referred to the album as the sound of "four men chopping down the Joshua Tree." Thematically, it was a more inward-looking and personal record; it was darker, yet more playful than the band's previous work.
Author: Michael Lefferts
Release Date: 1997-05
Titles are: Zoo Station * Even Better Than the Real Thing * One * Until the End of the World * Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses * So Cruel * The Fly * Mysterious Ways * Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World * Ultraviolet (Light My Way) * Acrobat * Love Is Blindness.
“All I Want Is You” is a U2 fan’s “music story”. It’s about her love for the band’s music and for the men behind the musicians, admiring their keen intelligence, their humanitarian principles and moral values . The book is a collection of articles from the author, Angela Barresi, published online for the Italian website U2360GRADI.IT, for which she has been a contributor for many years, writing for the column “360Pink”, and giving readers a female’s point of view of the band. The idea of these articles comes from a desire to share experiences and feelings that great music can inspire among all the readers. Men and women of all ages, backgrounds and cultures all feel the same passion for this band. U2 achieve in bringing together people and generations that otherwise wouldn’t have such a clear musical identity.An English version of the book was created In order to share opinions and feelings about the band outside the Italian boundaries.
Author: Hans Hansen
Publisher: Que Pub
Release Date: 2001-05-01
A guide for beginning Mac users showcases the iMac's features and components while exploring its applications, terminology, and such creative tasks as photo editing, desktop publishing, and posting to the Web
Author: Mark A. Wrathall
Publisher: Open Court
Release Date: 2012-03-30
Is it possible to be a committed Christian and a rock superstar? Can political activists make good music? Do hugely successful rock bands really care about AIDS and poverty in Africa, or is it just another image-enhancing schtick? U2 and Philosophy ponders these and other seeming dichotomies in the career of the Irish supergroup. For over two decades, U2 has been one of the biggest acts in rock music. They’ve produced over a dozen platinum and multiplatinum records and won 15 Grammy Awards. Critics everywhere have praised the band’s thoughtful, complex lyrics and the artistry of their music. At the same time, Bono, the group’s lead singer, has dedicated himself to political and social causes, blurring the line between rock star and respected statesman. Offering fresh insight into the band’s music and activism, these thought-provoking essays allows fans to discover philosophy through the eyes of U2, and rediscover U2 through the eyes of philosophers.
Author: Matt McGee
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Release Date: 2011-12-20
This new and updated edition of U2 A Diary brings U2s story up to date with information about the band’s ground-breaking film, U2 3D, recording sessions for No Line on the Horizon and the story of how the album was leaked online twice before its official release, the U2 360 world tour and Bono’s back injury that forced an entire leg to be postponed and the band’s struggles to decide how to follow No Line on the Horizon and the 360 Tour with new material. Here is the complete history of U2 told exactly as it happened in day-by-day diary format. As well as following the mid-1970's birth of the band to the present day in journal form, U2: A Diary also includes new revelations and fresh insights into key moments of U2's development. Through interviews and extensive research, author Matt McGee sheds light on stories. Fully illustrated with pictures spanning the bands career, this is a fanatically detailed account of a legendary group's life!
Author: Will Leitch
Publisher: Arriviste Press, Inc.
Release Date: 2005-05-15
Every company he works for goes bankrupt. His landlord just kicked him out. His parents think he's a failure. He can barely scrape up enough pennies to take the subway. And he's still dealing with his fiance leaving him on national TV. Welcome to the world of Will Leitch. In this hilarious collection, Leitch takes us on journey from small-town Illinois to the madness of Manhattan and back again.