The talent. The charisma. The videos. From their 1981 hit "Planet Earth" to their latest number-one album, All You Need Is Now, John Taylor and Duran Duran have enchanted audiences around the world. It's been a wild ride, and—for John in particular—dangerous. John recounts the story of the band's formation, their massive success, and his journey to the brink of self-destruction. Told with humor, honesty—and packed with exclusive pictures—In the Pleasure Groove is an irresistible rock-and-roll portrait of a band whose popularity has never been stronger.
Other accounts include the missionary experiences of Jedediah M. Grant, a future member of the Church's First Presidency, President John Taylor's journey across the plains and an unusual prophecy that was received, and the commencement of missionary work in Ireland, with experiences of Matthias Cowley, David W. Patten and several other early Saints. The book ends with the poem “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer”, the poem upon which the LDS hymn is based.
The Faith-Promoting Series includes 17 books which were largely written by Deseret Book founder George Q. Cannon, but also include books by Wilford Woodruff and other early LDS leaders.
In the mid-1950s, the NBA was a mere barnstorming circuit, with outposts in such cities as Rochester, New York, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Most of the best players were white; the set shot and layup were the sport’s chief offensive weapons. But by the 1970s, the league ruled America’s biggest media markets; contests attracted capacity crowds and national prime-time television audiences. The game was played “above the rim”–and the most marketable of its high-flying stars were black. The credit for this remarkable transformation largely goes to two giants: Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain.
In The Rivalry, award-winning journalist John Taylor projects the stories of Russell, Chamberlain, and other stars from the NBA’s golden age onto a backdrop of racial tensions and cultural change. Taylor’s electrifying account of two complex men–as well as of a game and a country at a crossroads–is an epic narrative of sports in America during the 1960s.
It’s hard to imagine two characters better suited to leading roles in the NBA saga: Chamberlain was cast as the athletically gifted yet mercurial titan, while Russell played the role of the stalwart centerpiece of the Boston Celtics dynasty. Taylor delves beneath these stereotypes, detailing how the two opposed and complemented each other and how they revolutionized the way the game was played and perceived by fans.
Competing with and against such heroes as Jerry West, Tom Heinsohn, Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, and Elgin Baylor, and playing for the two greatest coaches of the era, Alex Hannum and the fiery Red Auerbach, Chamberlain and Russell propelled the NBA into the spotlight. But their off-court visibility and success–to say nothing of their candor–also inflamed passions along America’s racial and generational fault lines. In many ways, Russell and Chamberlain helped make the NBA and, to some extent, America what they are today.
Filled with dramatic conflicts and some of the great moments in sports history, and building to a thrilling climax–the 1969 final series, the last showdown between Russell and Chamberlain–The Rivalry has at its core a philosophical question: Can determination and a team ethos, embodied by the ultimate team player, Bill Russell, trump sheer talent, embodied by Wilt Chamberlain?
Gripping, insightful, and utterly compelling, the story of Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain is the stuff of sporting legend. Written with a reporter’s unerring command of events and a storyteller’s flair, The Rivalry will take its place as one of the classic works of sports history.
From the Hardcover edition.
John Taylor, Duran Duran’s co-founder, takes the reader on a wild ride from the eighties through today, writing about the music, the parties, and the MTV videos that made millions swoon. From the disco dazzle of debut single ‘Planet Earth’ right up to their latest number one album, All You Need is Now, Duran Duran has always had the power to sweep the world onto its feet. It’s been a ride – and for John in particular, the ride has been wild, thrilling... and dangerous. Now, for the first time, he tells his incredible story. A tale of dreams fulfilled, lessons learned and demons conquered.
A shy only child, Nigel John Taylor wasn’t an obvious candidate for pop stardom and frenzied girl panic. But when he ditched his first name and picked up a bass guitar, everything changed. John Formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes in the summer of 1978, and they were soon joined by Roger Taylor, then Andy Taylor and finally Simon Le Bon. Together they were an immediate, massive global success story, their pictures on millions of walls, every single a worldwide hit.
In his frank, compelling autobiography, John recounts the highs –hanging out with icons like Bowie, Warhol and even James Bond; dating Vogue models and driving fast cars – all the while playing hard with the band he loved. But there were tough battles ahead – troubles that brought him to the brink of self-destruction – before turning his life around.
Told with humor, honesty and hard-won wisdom, and packed with exclusive pictures, In the Pleasure Groove is a fascinating, irresistible portrait of a man who danced into the fire... and came through the other side.
Carefully reconstructed in this book is the first full account of what happened on both sides of the line before, during, and after the battle. On the Confederate side, a drunken Sibley turned over command to Colonel Tom Green early in the afternoon. Battlefield maneuvers included a disastrous lancer charge by cavalry--the only one during the entire Civil War. The Union army, under the cautious Colonel Edward R. S. Canby, fielded a superior number of troops, the majority of whom were Hispanic New Mexican volunteers.
"The definitive study of the Battle of Valverde."--Jerry Thompson, author of Henry Hopkins Sibley
Reprint of the uncommon first edition of the fourth and last of Taylor's books on the United States Constitution. Little-known today, Taylor's work is of great significance in the political and intellectual history of the South and essential for understanding the constitutional theories that Southerners asserted to justify secession in 1861. Taylor was a leading advocate of states' rights, agrarianism and a strict construction of the Constitution in the political battles of the 1790s.
"Taylor and myself have rarely, if ever, differed in any political principle of importance."-- Thomas Jefferson. Later Southern political leaders, notably John C. Calhoun, shared this opinion.
Known as John Taylor of Caroline [1753-1824], Taylor fought in the Revolutionary War and served briefly in the Virginia House of Delegates before he became a Senator from Virginia. Taylor was the author of Construction Construed and Constitutions Vindicated, A Defence of the Measures of the Administration of Thomas Jefferson, attributed to Curtius, An Inquiry into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the United States and other works"
Witness the otherworldly genesis of Wild Marjoram in a Chicagoland speakeasy as the violence of the all-female Killdeer Gang reaches vigilante-inspired fever pitch in "The Birth."
Flying taxis fight for space over New York as Johnny Grant, Private Eye, sifts streets rife with murder and corruption in "The Maltese Spectrum."
It's class-warfare in Citadel City as Pandora Driver and her Car of Tomorrow cruise the shadowy streets in search of one good cop in "Ready Fire Aim."
Resources dwindle as aqua farming Region 5 Spaceport Terminus pushes maximum population density, and the balance between man and machine collapses in "Bloom."
The fractured politics of the fractured 1920s Aether Age leaves a sheriff struggling to find the truth in "The More Things Change."
Would Ace Rango rather be locked in battle with snarling space lizards or a temperamental, little girl when "Bedtime Stories are Boring?"
World War II drags on into 1958 as one Australian airship officer seeks safe harbor before the lights go out during "Darkness Eternal: Over the South China Sea."
In Fascist ruled skies over prohibition-era America, a rogue pilot risks all to bring down a gang of rocket pack raiders with "The Rocket Molly Syndicate."
Captain Tony Lagarto's flying boat is hijacked by a lunatic Vinlander demanding transport to a place that doesn't exist in "Storming Shangri-La."
Retro adventure awaits fans of dieselpunk, sci-fi, ray-gun gothic, and pulp magazines. Download if you dare!
The woman they ultimately charged with the crime seemed the least likely of them all to commit murder; Beverly Monroe was an educated and unfailingly genteel Southern mother of three who had never had so much as parking ticket. But she had been de la Burde’s lover for twelve years (despite his frequent affairs) and she made a bizarre confession under intense police questioning. Was she really guilty, or was she manipulated by the police? With unimpeachable research, Taylor reveals the multiple layers of this fascinating case and leaves readers with troubling doubts about de la Burde, about Monroe, and about the justice system in America.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Understanding Mathematical Proof describes the nature of mathematical proof, explores the various techniques that mathematicians adopt to prove their results, and offers advice and strategies for constructing proofs. It will improve students’ ability to understand proofs and construct correct proofs of their own.
The first chapter of the text introduces the kind of reasoning that mathematicians use when writing their proofs and gives some example proofs to set the scene. The book then describes basic logic to enable an understanding of the structure of both individual mathematical statements and whole mathematical proofs. It also explains the notions of sets and functions and dissects several proofs with a view to exposing some of the underlying features common to most mathematical proofs. The remainder of the book delves further into different types of proof, including direct proof, proof using contrapositive, proof by contradiction, and mathematical induction. The authors also discuss existence and uniqueness proofs and the role of counter examples.
This volume explores the rapidly evolving relationship between the state and higher education in Europe and in East Asia through a combination of empirical studies, secondary analyses and personal observations from many of the leading scholars in the field of comparative education studies. A scenario emerges where the state seeks to encourage stakeholder influence, while, at the same time, acts to moderate such influence in order to ensure that wider objectives are satisfied; markets are controlled, elements of demand and supply are manipulated and funding is targeted to meet particular policy priorities through a model that is described as ‘controlled stakeholder steering’ which offers a new explanation of the relationship between the state and higher education, certainly in the countries addressed in this book.
The book concentrates on understanding the principles behind accidence and syntax, reducing the need for rote learning. 650 practice sentences provide ample opportunity for the student to get to grips with every point of grammar as it is introduced. Essential GCSE Latin can be used on its own, or a revision guide for a fast but comprehensive recap of the language. Helpful, concise and clear, the book has an easily navigable structure which breaks down the language into bite-sized sections.
Essential GCSE Latin also includes a list of all the vocabulary needed for the exam and a glossary of grammar terms for quick and easy reference. An appendix of 15 practice passages provides further experience and helps equip the student for the current Language 2 paper. This new edition includes revised exercises throughout the book and updated vocabulary.
Jumpstart! Mathspresents a collection of simple to use, multi-sensory games and activities will jumpstart students’ understanding of mathematics in action. If you are one of the thousands of teachers looking for a range of practical and fun ideas to teach maths engagingly, then this is also the perfect book for you.
Specifically written to help teachers work within the guidelines of the new curriculum, activities in the book will help pupils to explore and learn maths in an atmosphere of fun, mutual support and tolerance. Many activities make use of a computer and interactive whiteboard.
brain bending quizzes to get pupils thinking
oral games – warm up pupils’ mathematical vocabulary
differentiated games and quizzes
activities for interactive whiteboards, flipcharts and PCs
ICT handy hints
additional problem solving games
Areas covered include, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, ratio and proportion, algebra, measurement, geometry and statistics. There is an emphasis on problem solving throughout.
Jumpstart Mathswill celebrate the joy of learning mathematics and become a vital resource for all classroom teachers from Key stage 1 through to 3.
Accounting from home can be a difficult task—but not an impossible one with the right tools. Home Accountz For Dummies shows you exactly how to use the UK's number one home finance software to look after household expenditures and effectively budget for a positive future. Author Quentin Pain shows you the ins and outs of managing your money with Home Accountz and this easy-to-understand book provides you with the tools you need to predict future financial capabilities.Explains installation, setup, creating accounts, and connecting to banks Teaches you how to effectively understand accounts, import data from other software, and set up budgets Explores importing data from software such as Microsoft Money, Quicken, or spreadsheets Covers dealing with transactions in foreign currencies Addresses setting up automatic transactions Shows how to watch where your money goes with customizable reports
Home Accountz For Dummies is a fun, easy to use guide that takes the chore out of home accounting and puts you in control of your money.