20th Century Memoirs: Face to Face With The Beatles And The Bomb [Boxed Set]

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20th Century Memoirs

Thanks to my job as the CBS Press Rep on "The Ed Sullivan Show," I was the guy who welcomed John, Paul, George and Ringo to the United States on their first trip to America.

Thanks to the US Army, I was turned into a human guinea pig and sent to the South Pacific to watch nukes explode.

Here are two tell-alls--one about the glittering and gossipy back stage world of celebrities, television and show biz, the other about a desolate army post where the F-words were Fallout and Fireball. Fusion, Fission and F*cked Up.
ALWAYS ON SUNDAY:  An Inside View of Ed Sullivan, the Beatles, Elvis, Sinatra and Ed's Other Guests

"One of the most intriguing show business books to come along in a long time.  It's great, very well written and tells it like it is.  I knew Sullivan for years and consider Michael Harris' book an accurate sketch of a complex man.  Well done!" --Chicago Sun Times

"Honestly told with remarkable frankness and genuine inside knowledge.  In the field of show business biographies, ALWAYS ON SUNDAY has secured a place on the shelf reserved for the very best." --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

THE ATOMIC TIMES:  My H-Bomb Year at the Pacific Proving Ground

Catch-22 with radiation!  Area 51 meets Dr. Strangelove!

"THE ATOMIC TIMES is a gripping memoir leavened by humor, loyalty and pride of accomplishment. A tribute to the resilience, courage and patriotism of the American soldier." --Henry Kissinger

"One of the best books I've ever read, combining elements of Catch 22 and Dr. Strangelove in a memoir both hilarious and tragic.  A 'must' read, destined to become a classic." —John G. Stoessinger, winner of the Bancroft Prize for Inernational Affairs, member of the Council on Foreign Relations

Keywords: the Beatles, Elvis, Sinatra, Ed Sullivan, television, 20th Century, rock n roll, Memphis celebrities, memoir, baby boomer, showbiz, veterans, H-bomb, US Army, army, soldier, military memoir, nuclear bombs, radiation, danger, fission, fusion, fallout, danger, suspense, atomic bombs, hydrogen bombs, island, South Pacific, Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, detonation, explosions, box set, boxed set 

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About the author

Michael Harris was a public relations executive at CBS for many years, eleven of them on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Michael was the first person to greet the Beatles on their arrival in the United States and is the author of the national bestseller, ALWAYS ON SUNDAY:  An Inside View of Ed Sullivan, the Beatles, Elvis, Sinatra and Ed’s Other Guests. (ALWAYS ON SUNDAY is available in a Google e-book edition.)

Michael's highly acclaimed memoir, THE ATOMIC TIMES:  My H-Bomb Year at the Pacific Proving Ground, is based on a more fraught experience, the 1955 U.S. H-Bomb tests, and has been called Catch-22 with radiation!  Area 51 meets Dr. Strangelove! Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by Random House, THE ATOMIC TIMES was called: “A gripping memoir leavened by humor, loyalty and pride of accomplishment. A tribute to the resilience, courage and patriotism of the American soldier.” —Henry Kissinger (THE ATOMIC TIMES is available in a Google Play e-book edition.)

 Michael is also co-author with his wife, Ruth, of two thrillers, HOOKED and BRAINWASHED, both available in Google e-book editions.


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Apr 3, 2014
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Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Biography & Autobiography / Military
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Fiction / Biographical
Music / Genres & Styles / Pop Vocal
Music / Genres & Styles / Rock
Performing Arts / Television / General
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Michael Harris
麥克.哈里斯(Michael Harris)








作者麥克.哈里斯將80年代前後作為分水嶺。在80年代前出生的人,開始接觸網路時已是成年人,他們曾經驗網路出現前的生活模式,屬於「跨立的世代」(Straddle generation),因此能感受當中的差異,但是80年代或之後出生的人,他們將完全失去那些寶貴的經驗。麥克提出了一個至關重要的問題:我們應該留給後世什麼呢?答案是「抽離」(absence),從網路科技、從自身之外的事物「抽離」。當網上生活佔據你生活的全部經驗時,有些連接(經驗)開始一點一滴地流走,你失去了它,就難以恢復它的價值。





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