Working Class Man

Author: Jimmy Barnes
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 146070701X
Size: 11.81 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 6257
Download
THE SEQUEL TO THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER WORKING CLASS BOY It's a life too big and a story too extraordinary for just one book. Jimmy Barnes has lived many lives - from Glaswegian migrant kid to iconic front man, from solo superstar to proud father of his own musical clan. In this hugely anticipated sequel to his critically acclaimed bestseller, Working Class Boy, Jimmy picks up the story of his life as he leaves Adelaide in the back of an old truck with a then unknown band called Cold Chisel. A spellbinding and searingly honest reflection on success, fame and addiction; this self-penned memoir reveals how Jimmy Barnes used the fuel of childhood trauma to ignite and propel Australia's greatest rock'n'roll story. But beyond the combustible merry-go-round of fame, drugs and rehab, across the Cold Chisel, solo and soul years - this is a story about how it's never too late to try and put things right.

Peaky Blinders The Real Story

Author: Carl Chinn
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
ISBN: 1789461731
Size: 55.68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 1392
Download
The Peaky Blinders as we know them, thanks to the hit TV series, are infused with drama and dread. Fashionably dressed, the charismatic but deeply flawed Shelby family blind enemies by slashing them with the disposable safety razor blades stitched in to the peaks of their flat caps, as they fight bloody gangland wars involving Irish terrorists and the authorities led by a devious Home Secretary, Winston Churchill. But who were the real Peaky Blinders? Did they really exist? Well-known social historian, broadcaster and author, Carl Chinn, has spent decades searching them out. Now he reveals the true story of the notorious Peaky Blinders, one of whom was his own great grandfather and, like the Shelbys, his grandfather was an illegal bookmaker in back-street Birmingham. In this gripping social history, Chinn shines a light on the rarely reported struggles of the working class in one of the great cities of the British Empire before the First World War. The story continues after 1918 as some Peaky Blinders transformed into the infamous Birmingham Gang. Led by the real Billy Kimber, they fought a bloody war with the London gangsters Darby Sabini and Alfie Solomon over valuable protection rackets extorting money from bookmakers across the booming postwar racecourses of Britain. Drawing together a remarkably wide-range of original sources, including rarely seen images of real Peaky Blinders and interviews with relatives of the 1920s gangsters, Peaky Blinders: The Real Story adds a new dimension to the true history of Birmingham's underworld and fact behind its fiction.

A Book Of Bones

Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473642000
Size: 41.30 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 5599
Download
The new thrilling instalment of John Connolly's popular Charlie Parker series. He is our best hope. He is our last hope. On a lonely moor in the northeast of England, the body of a young woman is discovered near the site of a vanished church. In the south, a girl lies buried beneath a Saxon mound. To the southeast, the ruins of a priory hide a human skull. Each is a sacrifice, a summons. And something in the shadows has heard the call. But another is coming: Parker the hunter, the avenger. Parker's mission takes him from Maine to the deserts of the Mexican border; from the canals of Amsterdam to the streets of London - he will track those who would cast this world into darkness. Parker fears no evil. But evil fears him . . .

Country Boys And Redneck Women

Author: Diane Pecknold
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496804929
Size: 77.81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 2398
Download
Country music boasts a long tradition of rich, contradictory gender dynamics, creating a world where Kitty Wells could play the demure housewife and the honky-tonk angel simultaneously, Dolly Parton could move from traditionalist “girl singer” to outspoken trans rights advocate, and current radio playlists can alternate between the reckless masculinity of bro-country and the adolescent girlishness of Taylor Swift. In this follow-up volume to A Boy Named Sue, some of the leading authors in the field of country music studies reexamine the place of gender in country music, considering the ways country artists and listeners have negotiated gender and sexuality through their music and how gender has shaped the way that music is made and heard. In addition to shedding new light on such legends as Wells, Parton, Loretta Lynn, and Charley Pride, it traces more recent shifts in gender politics through the performances of such contemporary luminaries as Swift, Gretchen Wilson, and Blake Shelton. The book also explores the intersections of gender, race, class, and nationality in a host of less expected contexts, including the prisons of WWII-era Texas, where the members of the Goree All-Girl String Band became the unlikeliest of radio stars; the studios and offices of Plantation Records, where Jeannie C. Riley and Linda Martell challenged the social hierarchies of a changing South in the 1960s; and the burgeoning cities of present-day Brazil, where “college country” has become one way of negotiating masculinity in an age of economic and social instability.

Hard Boiled

Author: Erin Smith
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1592139116
Size: 77.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 1870
Download
An examination of the culture that produced and supported pulp-fiction.

Spider Bones

Author: Kathy Reichs
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446493113
Size: 60.16 MB
Format: PDF
View: 2096
Download
A gripping Temperance Brennan novel from world-class forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, the international no. 1 bestselling crime thriller writer and the inspiration behind the hit TV series Bones. Dr Temperance Brennan spends her life working amongst the decomposed and the skeletal. So the newly-dead body she is called to examine holds little to surprise her. Until she discovers it is the body of an ex-soldier apparently killed in Vietnam in 1968. So who is buried in his grave? The case takes Tempe to the heart of the American military, where she must examine the remains of anyone with a possible connection to the drowned man. As Tempe untangles the web of the soldiers' lives and deaths, she realises there are some who would rather the past stayed buried.

The Silent Wife

Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1460710819
Size: 71.73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 266
Download
From the No.1 bestselling author comes a gripping new crime thriller featuring WILL TRENT and SARA LINTON. 'Simply one of the best thriller writers working today' Gillian Flynn Atlanta, Georgia. Present day. A young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead. The police search for the culprit but the trail goes cold, until Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Will Trent makes a startling discovery. A prisoner in the state penitentiary tells Will that he recognizes the MO in the unsolved case. The attack looks identical to the crime he was convicted for ten years earlier. The imprisoned man has always maintained his innocence. Now, he's sure he was framed. As Will digs into both crimes, it becomes clear that the original case holds the answers, and he must solve it first to find the truth. But ten years have passed-time for memories to fade, witnesses to vanish, evidence to disappear. As far as the cops and prosecutors are concerned, that investigation was successfully closed. Will knows there is only one person who can help him hunt down a ruthless killer who roams free-and possibly clear an innocent man-his girlfriend Sara. But when the past and present collide, Will quickly realizes that all he values is at stake, and that one wrong move could cost him everything.

To The Moon And Back

Author: Jill Mansell
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 0755355962
Size: 79.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 1421
Download
No. 1 bestselling author Jill Mansell writes with sensitivity and optimism about love, loss and new beginnings in TO THE MOON AND BACK. Not to be missed by readers of Jojo Moyes and Veronica Henry. 'Another super tale from a talented writer' Sun When Ellie Kendall tragically loses her husband she feels her life is over. But eventually she's ready for a new start - at work, that is. She doesn't need a new man when she has a certain secret visitor to keep her company... Moving to North London, Ellie meets neighbour Roo who has a secret of her own. Can the girls sort out their lives? Guilt is a powerful emotion, but a lot can happen in a year in Primrose Hill... What readers are saying about To The Moon and Back: 'There's pretty much everything you could want in this book... love, heartbreak, laughter, hope and a great cast of characters' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A feel-good slice of British humour wonderfully coloured by Mansell's tender romance about moving on and finding love after heartbreak' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'The characters are very well rounded, endearing, and realistic and their sense of humour is simply put, hilarious. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good, light, fun and romantic read' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars