Author: Fred Karlin
Release Date: 2013-07-04
On the Track offers a comprehensive guide to scoring for film and television. Covering all styles and genres, the authors, both noted film composers, cover everything from the nuts-and-bolts of timing, cuing, and recording through balancing the composer's aesthetic vision with the needs of the film itself. Unlike other books that are aimed at the person "dreaming" of a career, this is truly a guide that can be used by everyone from students to technically sophisticated professionals. It contains over 100 interviews with noted composers, illustrating the many technical points made through the text.
Author: Matt Christopher
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2009-12-19
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Matt Christopher delves into the life of Jeff Gordon, the racing sensation, and recreates his memorable moments with exciting turn-by-turn action. This fast-paced biography includes photos, Gordon's stats, and a list of his NASCAR career highlights.
Author: David Braybrooke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 1995
The book sets out a new logic of rules, developed to demonstrate how such a logic can contribute to the clarification of historical questions about social rules. The authors illustrate applications of this new logic in their extensive treatments of a variety of accounts of social changes, analyzing in these examples the content of particular social rules and the course of changes in them.
Author: Sebastian J. Carri
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Release Date: 2000-01
Gavesanam deals with the Vedic discourse on many levels. It is mostly with the Rgvedic and the Yajurvedic texts, that is, with the hymns and the ritual texts, that it does so. The work shows a search for an insight into the highly cultivated poetic mind of the Rsis, which displays mystery and myth, knowledge and secrecy in their creations. The first two chapters illustrate with some clarity the method which is adopted in order to come to grips with a few of the symbolic and metaphorical, mythic and ritualistic texts and lays the foundation for the rest of the essay. The approach is interpretive and, therefore, necessarily speculative. In the main, the procedure is neither classificatory nor descriptive of the texts, since many scholars have done excellent work in this manner. The present exercise highlights the importance of the Vedic Ida, the Vedic World, the Vedic gods and goddesses like the Mitravaruna, Agni, Vak, Visnu, Sarasvat, Soma, and so on, from an interpretive point of view. A few figures make comprehension easier and more concrete. The work as a whole may be considered to be a long essay of progressive approximations, which means that the thoughts that are presented have to be corrected and complemented by further approximations in a truly academic and scientific spirit. Such an effort opens a new way for a better understanding and appreciation of the Vedic and the post-Vedic literature and culture.
Author: Frank Deford
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Illustrated with photographs by Walter Iooss Jr.: Iconic sportswriter and commentator Frank Deford’s first book brings to life one of America’s most thrilling—and misunderstood—sports entertainments, the Roller Derby, from its birth during the Great Depression to it second ascendancy in the late 1960s In Five Strides on the Banked Track, distinguished sports journalist Frank Deford opens a fascinating window on this exhilarating entertainment that operates according to its own set of unique rules—both on and off the track. The Derby began as an idea on a tablecloth in 1935 by Leo Seltzer. From its Great Depression roots—when young skaters would run away to join the Roller Derby in the same way one might run away to join the circus—through its prewar heyday, postwar decline, and ultimate rise to superstardom in the 1960s, Deford sweeps us along on an unforgettable journey. He brings together the players, the fans, the promoters, and the celebrities. He shares the exploits of Bay Bomber legend Charlie O’Connell, superstar Joanie Weston, and beloved villain Ann Calvello, with her dyed blue hair, who would ultimately go on to compete in Roller Derby in seven separate decades. Deford vividly captures the excitement of a sport Variety called “cathartic, dramatic, fast-paced, and classic as a John Wayne movie.” From the idolatry of the fans to the loneliness of the open road to the hard-charging frenzy of the arena, this is a rare glimpse into a uniquely American spectator sport that continues to reinvent and resurrect itself today. This definitive new edition includes a foreword by Jerry Seltzer and an introduction by Frank Deford.
Do you love NASCAR racing? Would you love to get into the Eternal Victory Lane? RACING ON THE RIGHT TRACK uses real-life illustrations from the world of NASCAR to convey rock-solid biblical truths in living a victorious life. Die-hard race fans follow the greatest sport on earth, and die-hard Jesus fans follow the greatest champion of the universe. Learn more about both in this stimulating, one-of-a-kind book.
Author: Philip J. Reyburn
Release Date: 2012-08-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
With the air filled with the missiles of death, the bluecoats sought the shelter of mother earth and lay flat hugging the wet ground. The men were caught in an exposed position, and here occurred an incident, that would haunt William R. Hartpence of the Fifty-first Indiana as long as he lived. He observed First Lieutenant Peter G. Tait of the Eighty-ninth Illinois “standing a little in advance of his regiment,” which had intermingled with the Fifty-first during the assault. With his eyes fixed on the young officer, Hartpence watched as Tait “was stuck by a cannon ball near the center of his body, tearing a great hole in the left side. As he fell, he threw his right arm around to his side, when his heart and left lung dropped out into it. The heart continued to throb for twenty minutes, its pulsations being distinctly seen by his agonized comrades, who stood there and saw the noble life fade out in heroic self-sacrifice.” Battle of Nashville, December 16, 1864. In answer to Lincoln’s call for more men to put down the rebellion, the several trunk railroads centered in Chicago oversaw the organization of a regiment composed principally of railroad employees. Numbered the Eighty-ninth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, it was better known by the sobriquet, the “Railroad Regiment.” Considered one of the 300 hundred fighting regiments of the Union army, the “Railroaders” had 133 men killed in action or later died from wounds. Another 66 succumbed in rebel prisons. At the final muster, Colonel Charles T. Hotchkiss said it best: “Our history is written on the head-boards of rudely-made graves. . . . Such a record we feel proud of.” And indeed, it was. PHILIP J. REYBURN is a retired field representative for the Social Security Administration. With Terry L. Wilson, he edited “Jottings from Dixie:” The Civil War Dispatches of Sergeant Major Stephen F. Fleharty, U.S.A.
Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2011-06-03
The Track of Sand is Andrea Camilleri's twelfth outing in the wryly humorous Inspector Montalbano series. Inspector Montalbano rises one morning to find the carcass of a horse on the beach in front of his seaside home. But no sooner do his men arrive, than the body has mysteriously vanished, leaving only a track in the sand. Before long Rachele, a beguiling equestrian champion, turns up at police headquarters to report her horse missing. The horse had been stabled at the grounds of a certain Saverio Lo Duca, one of the richest men in Sicily. Lo Duca has lost one of his own horses too. Montalbano, his curiosity piqued, investigates, but before long things take a more disturbing turn . . . But who has Montalbano upset within this strange, unfamiliar world of horse-racing? And what has the Mafia to do with it all? The Track of Sand is followed by the thirteenth novel in the series, The Potter's Field.
Author: Victor Pemberton
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2012-05-24
To a wounded soldier, a young nurse brings hope for the future... In The Other Side of the Track, Victor Pemberton weaves an unforgettable saga of an impossible love and the obstacles that threaten to stand in its way. Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin and Sheila Newberry. It's the second year of the Great War and Rosie Little is working at Charing Cross Station, helping the injured troops returning from the Front. Private Joe Upton is one such weary soldier and is instantly captivated by the lovely Rosie. The couple fall passionately in love and, although they are too young to get married, decide to live together, risking scandal and their parents' outrage. They find happiness in their new home: an abandoned railway carriage. But all too soon family conflicts drive a wedge between them, and at a time when no one seems able to escape the tragedy of war, Rosie and Joe are about to face their toughest test... What readers are saying about The Other Side of the Track: 'Just get carried away in [Victor Pemberton books] - easy reading, holds you from the start' 'Five stars'
Author: Kai Nielsen
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press
Release Date: 1992
Kai Nielsen is the author of more than a dozen books and over five hundred articles, and he has lectured on four continents over a long, fruitful, and influential career. He has made his mark especially in moral theory, social and political philosophy, the philosophy of religion, and metaphilosophy. In all these fields, he has consistently both advocated and exemplified the intellectual virtues of courage, clarity, candor, and reason. In this book, a group of distinguished colleagues and friends honor Nielsen's career with essays bearing on issues of abiding importance to him over his more than thirty years of philosophical activity. The resulting volume testifies both to the continuing value of Nielsen's work and to the liveliness and relevance of contemporary philosophy in these fields. - Publisher.
In a world where street racing is a lifestyle and accepted by the law, the only threat to their way of life is each other. After a devastating attempt on Raven’s life, he finds himself in the care of his best friend, a former girlfriend, and a loyal friend from his childhood. As his enemies make attempts on the ones he loves, Raven must find a way to protect them as he works his way up the charts. A showdown for the city begins as Raven chases after the mastermind behind it all.