Waiting to Derail Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Alt-Country’s Brilliant Wreck

Biographies

Waiting to Derail: Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Alt-Country’s Brilliant Wreck by Thomas O’Keefe
A Leg to Stand On: An Amputee’s Walk into Motherhood by Colleen Haggerty
Army Wife: A Story of Love and Family in the Heart of the Army by Vicki Cody
Sargon II, King of Assyria
Edgar Julius Jung, Right-Wing Enemy of the Nazis :
A Political Biography

Waiting to Derail: Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Alt-Country’s Brilliant Wreck by Thomas O’Keefe

English | June 26th, 2018 | ISBN: 1510724931 | 280 Pages | EPUB | 4.41 MB

Long before the Grammy nominations, sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall, and Hollywood friends and lovers, Ryan Adams fronted a Raleigh, North Carolina, outfit called Whiskeytown. Lumped into the burgeoning alt-country movement, the band soon landed a major label deal and recorded an instant classic: Strangers Almanac. That’s when tour manager Thomas O’Keefe met the young musician.
For the next three years, Thomas was at Ryan’s side: on the tour bus, in the hotels, backstage at the venues. Whiskeytown built a reputation for being, as the Detroit Free Press put it, „half band, half soap opera,“ and Thomas discovered that young Ryan was equal parts songwriting prodigy and drunken buffoon. Ninety percent of the time, Thomas could talk Ryan into doing the right thing. Five percent of the time, he could cover up whatever idiotic thing Ryan had done. But the final five percent? Whiskeytown was screwed.
Twenty-plus years later, accounts of Ryan’s legendary antics are still passed around in music circles. But only three people on the planet witnessed every Whiskeytown show from the release of Strangers Almanac to the band’s eventual breakup: Ryan, fiddle player Caitlin Cary, and Thomas O’Keefe. Packed with behind-the-scenes road stories, and, yes, tales of rock star debauchery, Waiting to Derail provides a firsthand glimpse into Ryan Adams at the most meaningful and mythical stage of his career.

A Leg to Stand On: An Amputee’s Walk into Motherhood by Colleen Haggerty

English | November 11th, 2014 | ISBN: 1631529234 | 245 Pages | EPUB | 2.06 MB

When Colleen Haggerty lost her leg in an accident during her senior year of high school, she could have retreated from life and let her disability become her defining quality—and no one would have blamed her for it. Instead, she went the opposite way. In the years following her accident, Haggerty explored her physical world with vigor, testing the limits of her body by joining a ski team, playing with a co-ed soccer team, and taking up kayaking and backpacking. She also tested the limits of her heart, pursuing love and passion with restless men.
In A Leg to Stand On, Haggerty recounts her life as a disabled woman, from redefining herself as a young woman after tragedy—fierce and able, but haunted by hard choices and suppressed grief—to choosing marriage and motherhood. That choice comes at great cost to the physical freedom Haggerty has fought for, but ultimately she redemption, fulfillment, and self-acceptance in the bargain. No one will read this book without being inspired to accept their past and create the future they always wanted.

Army Wife: A Story of Love and Family in the Heart of the Army by Vicki Cody

English | August 16th, 2016 | ISBN: 1631521276 | 281 Pages | EPUB | 4.52 MB

From the last days of the Vietnam War to the present-day war on terrorism, this story is a moving and poignant tribute to love, marriage, family, and the men and women who serve this nation. In describing her thirty-three-year journey as an Army wife, Cody gives an in-depth look at what it takes to keep a marriage strong, raise a family—oftentimes as a single parent—create a home, and face separations and loneliness amid the uncertainty and stresses that are so much a part of Army life.
Over the years, Cody learns to embrace the uniqueness of her circumstances, and she finds joy, self-fulfillment, and pride in her role. But when both her sons follow in their dad’s footsteps, becoming Army Aviators and flying Apache helicopters in combat zones in Afghanistan and Iraq, Cody faces her greatest challenges as a mother and again, must balance the needs of her family with her husband’s position. Full of humor and honesty, Army Wife brings the reader into Cody’s private life in a very personal way, and in doing so opens the lens for a broader view of world events.

Sargon II, King of Assyria

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1628371773 | 298 Pages | PDF | 3.34 MB

A critical resource that traces the reign of Sargon in context.
Josette Elayi’s book is the only existing biography of Sargon II, the famous Assyrian king, who was a megalomaniac and a warlord. Elayi addresses such important questions, including what was his precise role in the disappearance of the kingdom of Israel; how did Sargon II succeed in enlarging the borders of the Assyrian Empire by several successful campaigns; how did he organize his empire (administration, trade, agriculture, libraries), and what was the so-called sin of Sargon?
Features:
– Interpretations of decisive events during the life and reign of the Assyrian king
– An evaluation of Sargon II s reign
– Maps, tables, and illustrations
Josette Elayi is honorary researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research. She is the editor of Transeuphratene, author of more than thirty books, and editor or seventy books.

Edgar Julius Jung, Right-Wing Enemy of the Nazis :
A Political Biography

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1571139664 | 310 Pages | PDF | 11 MB

By the time of his death, Edgar Julius Jung (1894-1934) was well known in Germany and Europe as one of the foremost ideologues of the political movement that called itself the Conservative Revolution and as a right-wing opponent of the Nazis. He was speechwriter for and confidant of Franz von Papen (first Hitler’s predecessor as chancellor, then Hitler’s vice-chancellor), which put him at the center of political events right up until the Nazi seizure of power. Considered by Baldur von Schirach and Goebbels to be one of the worst enemies of the Nazis, Jung was assassinated by the Nazi regime in June 1934. The eleven years of Nazi rule that followed contributed to Jung’s neglect by historians, as did distaste, since the war’s end and the founding of the Federal Republic on democratic principles, for his strongly antidemocratic stance. Although there have been several studies on Jung’s political thought, there has been until now no biography in German or English. Roshan Magub’s book therefore fills a serious gap in German historical literature. It shows that Jung’s opposition to National Socialism dates from the earliest days and that he had a very close relationship with the Ruhr industry, which supported him financially and enabled him to reach a nationwide audience. Magub uses, for the first time, all the available material from the archives in Munich, Koblenz, Cologne, and Berlin, and the whole of Jung’s Nachlass. Her book sheds new light on Jung and demonstrates his importance in Germany’s political history.

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