Who Was Michael Jackson

Author: Megan Stine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 039953976X
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Born in Gary, Indiana, on August 29, 1958, Michael Jackson was definitely not a regular kid. A superstar with The Jackson 5 before he was eight years old, he became the King of Pop as a solo artist. Michael was a creative--yet deeply troubled--genius who always remained devoted to his art right up until his death is 2009 before a much anticipated tour. He had a pitch-perfect voice and footwork that his idol Fred Astaire admired. Who will ever forget the Moonwalk? Kids today who only know Jackson through video performances are nevertheless fascinated by him. Megan Stine provides a sensitive, fair-minded depiction of this unique music legend.

On Michael Jackson

Author: Margo Jefferson
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1783784210
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Michael Jackson: provocateur, icon, enigma. Who was he, really? And how does his spectacular rise, his catastrophic fall, reflect upon those who made him, those who broke him, and those who loved him? Almost ten years on from Jackson's untimely death, here is Margo Jefferson's definitive and dazzling dissection of the King of Pop: a man admired for his music, his flair, his performances; and censured for his skin, his erratic behaviour, and, in his final years, for his relationships with children.

Michael Jackson

Author: Mary K. Pratt
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781616133481
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An exploration of the life and career of Michael Jackson that discusses his childhood, family, success, personal relationships, controversy, and untimely death.

Between One And One Another

Author: Michael Jackson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520951913
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Michael Jackson extends his path-breaking work in existential anthropology by focusing on the interplay between two modes of human existence: that of participating in other peoples’ lives and that of turning inward to one’s self. Grounding his discussion in the subtle shifts between being acted upon and taking action, Jackson shows how the historical complexities and particularities found in human interactions reveal the dilemmas, conflicts, cares, and concerns that shape all of our lives. Through portraits of individuals encountered in the course of his travels, including friends and family, and anthropological fieldwork pursued over many years in such places as Sierra Leone and Australia, Jackson explores variations on this theme. As he describes the ways we address and negotiate the vexed relationships between "I" and "we"—the one and the many—he is also led to consider the place of thought in human life.

Mj The Genius Of Michael Jackson

Author: Steve Knopper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476730385
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A veteran music reporter offers a sweeping and vivid portrait of the King of Pop, from his first on-stage appearance at a local talent show in 1965, to his record-breaking album sales, Grammy awards, dance moves and years of scandal and controversy. --Publisher's description.

Michael Jackson

Author: Lisa Campbell
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780828320030
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This book details the career of Michael Jackson and his efforts to finally shed his media shy image. 1993 was destined to be one of the biggest and best years for Michael Jackson but along came an ugly and disturbing twist -- he became the target of allegations of child molestation. Although he constantly kept his complete and total innocence, he was subjected to an unprecedental barrage of media attention and abuse. His every move and motives were questioned, but Jackson consistently and without exception proved his sceptics wrong. This book takes a look at the media's obsession with the story, not with the facts, but with the sensationalism and the potential for profits; big profits! Here are the facts and perspectives that were virtually ignored by the media.

Michael Jackson

Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330514156
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A number 1 bestseller, this definitive biography of Michael Jackson is now completely updated to include the events leading to the untimely death of the star. J. Randy Taraborrelli is the expert on Michael Jackson, having known him since they were both teenagers and having interviewed the singer and his family many times. So much has been written about the life and career of Michael Jackson that it has become almost impossible to disentangle the man from the myth. J. Randy Taraborrelli cuts through the tabloid rumours and innuendo, the conflicting stories and lurid accusations, to reveal the real man. From his drilling as a child star through the blooming of his talent, from his ever-changing personal appearance to his marriages, from his addictions to his love for his children, we see what motivated one of the greatest performers of all time. Objective and revealing, this book combines impeccable research, brilliant story-telling and a clear-sighted understanding of the forces that shaped Michael's life and his death. 'The most authoritative book ever written about Michael Jackson' Daily Mail 'A superbly researched investigation' heat

Michael Jackson Style

Author: Stacey Appel
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 085712787X
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Michael Jackson Style is a dazzling style exploration of the King of Pop. Every visual aspect of Michael Jackson is shown. The result is a stunning photographic feast spanning nearly half a century. From his makeover as a little boy in the Jackson 5 at Motown, his early TV appearances and Saturday morning cartoon. His album images from Off the Wall to Thriller to Invincible and the outfits from all his record breaking World tours The origins of the crystal glove and the white socks. Working with stylist Rushka Bergman and designers Andre Kim and Andre van Pier as well as Balmain and Givenchy. How his dancing and clothing style has influenced other artists including Justin Timberlake, Beyonce.

Michael Jackson And Women

Author: June Forester
Publisher: Libres d'écrire
ISBN: 2376920981
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Michael Jackson's sexuality has always been a controversial issue which often degenerated into a media spectacle, leaving hardly enough space for other aspects to exist. When he was alive, he was considered either as an androgynous or an homosexual character who could not be attracted to women in any manner whatsoever. After his death, he became all at once a highly sexy heterosexual object, sometimes described as a womanizer : actresses, singers, supermodels, princesses or mere fans, all claimed that they shared intimate moments with the King of Pop. This book is an attempt to unravel the truth behind more than three decades of allegations. From his childhood to his death, he avoided doing things like anybody else and his relationships with women were not an exception to the rule. Both intricate and exciting, Michael Jackson's love life has something of an "epic" and often challenges the mere triviality of facts.

Moonwalk

Author: Michael Jackson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407071297
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The only book Michael Jackson ever wrote about his life It chronicles his humble beginnings in the Midwest, his early days with the Jackson 5, and his unprecedented solo success. Giving unrivalled insight into the King of Pop's life, it details his songwriting process for hits like Beat It, Rock With You, Billie Jean, and We Are the World; describes how he developed his signature dance style, including the Moon Walk; and opens the door to his very private personal relationships with his family, including sister Janet, and stars like Diana Ross, Berry Gordy, Marlon Brando, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, and Brooke Shields. At the time of its original publication in 1988, MOONWALK broke the fiercely guarded barrier of silence that surrounded Michael Jackson. Candidly and courageously, Jackson talks openly about his wholly exceptional career and the crushing isolation of his fame. MOONWALK is illustrated with rare photographs from Jackson family albums and Michael's personal photographic archives, as well as a drawing done by Michael exclusively for the book. It reveals and celebrates, as no other book can, the life of this exceptional and beloved musician.