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Fool the World

Author : Josh Frank,Caryn Ganz
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2007-04-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781429904438

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Fool the World by Josh Frank,Caryn Ganz Pdf

It's the 1980s and the rock landscape is littered with massive hair, synthesizers, and monster riffs, but there is an alternative being born in the sleepy East of America-we just don't know it yet. Before the Internet, MTV, and iPods provided far-off music fans with information and communities-and before Nirvana-kids across the world grew up in relative isolation, dependent on mix tapes and self-created art to slowly spread scenes and trends. It was under these conditions that four young musicians found one another in Boston, Massachusetts, and started a band called Pixies. During their initial seven-year career, Pixies would play some of Europe's most gigantic festivals, keep the press guessing, and cultivate a fervid international fan base hungry for more and more of their unique surf punk. The band worked fast, cranking out four albums at a breakneck pace, but ultimately pressures and personality clashes took their toll: Pixies broke up just as bands were singing their praises as the rock'n'roll innovators. For twelve years, a Pixies reunion seemed impossible, but a sudden announcement in 2004 proclaimed the unthinkable-Pixies were getting back together. Their extremely successful reunion tour finally gave the group something they'd always lacked in their homeland: proof that their bone-rattling music had left an indelible impact. Fool the World tells Pixies' story in the words of those who lived it, from the band members to studio owners, from A&R executives, producers, and visual artists who worked with them to admirers of their music, such as Bono, PJ Harvey, Beck, and Perry Farrell. With new cartoons by Trompe Le Monde illustrator Steven Appleby, Fool the World is a complete journey through the life, death, and rebirth of one of the most influential bands of all time.

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Macmillan
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 1987-05
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780374424381

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The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship by Anonim Pdf

When the Czar proclaims that he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, the Fool of the World sets out to try his luck and meets some unusual companions on the way.

Fools Are Everywhere

Author : Beatrice K. Otto
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 444 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2001-04
Category : History
ISBN : 9780226640914

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Fools Are Everywhere by Beatrice K. Otto Pdf

In this lively work, Beatrice K. Otto takes us on a journey around the world in search of one of the most colorful characters in history—the court jester. Though not always clad in cap and bells, these witty, quirky characters crop up everywhere, from the courts of ancient China and the Mogul emperors of India to those of medieval Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas. With a wealth of anecdotes, jokes, quotations, epigraphs, and illustrations (including flip art), Otto brings to light little-known jesters, highlighting their humanizing influence on people with power and position and placing otherwise remote historical figures in a more idiosyncratic, intimate light. Most of the work on the court jester has concentrated on Europe; Otto draws on previously untranslated classical Chinese writings and other sources to correct this bias and also looks at jesters in literature, mythology, and drama. Written with wit and humor, Fools Are Everywhere is the most comprehensive look at these roguish characters who risked their necks not only to mock and entertain but also to fulfill a deep and widespread human and social need.

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Philomel
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : PSU:000043813377

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The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship by Anonim Pdf

The story, about a f̀ool' who determines to build a flying ship and thus win the hand of the Tsar's daughter. Starred review.

Fool on the Hill

Author : Matt Ruff
Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Page : 411 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2012-07-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780802193629

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Fool on the Hill by Matt Ruff Pdf

From the author of Lovecraft Country: Myth and reality collide on a college campus “in a comic fantasy of wonderful energy, invention, and generosity of spirit” (Alison Lurie). Stephen Titus George is a young writer-in-residence at Cornell University in upstate New York. A bestselling author in search of a new story, he sees his life as a modern-day fairy tale starring himself as a would-be knight trying to woo a lovely maiden—or, actually, two: the bewitching Calliope and his guiding light, Aurora Borealis Smith. But he’s not quite in control of the narrative. There’s another writer with even greater influence on campus. The unseen Mr. Sunshine is an eternal, semi-retired deity who’s been fashioning his own story for centuries. He has all his characters in place: dragons, sprites, gnomes, and villains. And now, finally, his hero. As Mr. Sunshine’s world comes to fabulous and violent life, how can Stephen decide his own fate if it’s already being plotted by a god? An epic of life and death, good and evil, love and sorcery, Fool on the Hill lands Matt Ruff happily on the shelf between Tom Robbins and J. R. R. Tolkien for every lover of the “funky and fantastical” (New York magazine). “Inspired . . . rich in flavorful language . . . [a] dazzling tour de force.” —San Francisco Chronicle “The plot comes together like a brilliant clockwork toy.” —Locus

On the Basis of Morality

Author : Arthur Schopenhauer
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2019-08-15
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9781624668494

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On the Basis of Morality by Arthur Schopenhauer Pdf

This edition originally published by Berghahn Books. Schopenhauer's treatise on ethics is presented here in E. F. J. Payne’s definitive translation, based on the Hubscher edition (Wiesbaden, 1946-1950). This edition includes an Introduction by David Cartwright, a translator’s preface, biographical note, selected bibliography, and an index. For convenient reference to passages in Kant's work discussed by Schopenhauer, Academy edition numbers have been added.

The Fairy Ring

Author : Mary Losure
Publisher : Candlewick Press
Page : 183 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2012-03-27
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780763659653

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The Fairy Ring by Mary Losure Pdf

The enchanting true story of a girl who saw fairies, and another with a gift for art, who concocted a story to stay out of trouble and ended up fooling the world. Frances was nine when she first saw the fairies. They were tiny men, dressed all in green. Nobody but Frances saw them, so her cousin Elsie painted paper fairies and took photographs of them “dancing” around Frances to make the grown-ups stop teasing. The girls promised each other they would never, ever tell that the photos weren’t real. But how were Frances and Elsie supposed to know that their photographs would fall into the hands of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? And who would have dreamed that the man who created the famous detective Sherlock Holmes believed ardently in fairies — and wanted very much to see one? Mary Losure presents this enthralling true story as a fanciful narrative featuring the original Cottingley fairy photos and previously unpublished drawings and images from the family’s archives. A delight for everyone with a fondness for fairies, and for anyone who has ever started something that spun out of control. Back matter includes source notes and a bibliography.

Fool the World

Author : Josh Frank,Caryn Ganz
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2005-06
Category : Rock musicians
ISBN : 1860746322

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Fool the World by Josh Frank,Caryn Ganz Pdf

The Pixies were the quintessential rock band of the late 80s and early 90s, responsible for five highly influential records released between 1987 and 1991. The band generated a raucous post-punk fury of fuzzy guitars, stinging basslines and lead singer Frank Black's extraordinarily unbridled screams. They influenced countless acts with their unique sound, everyone from Nirvana and Radiohead to the White Stripes and the Vines. In Fool the World, writers Josh Frank and Caryn Ganz tell the entire Pixies story - from their early days in Boston and their breakup in the early 90s to their reunion and sell out world tour in 2004 - in the words of the band themselves and those who influenced and were influenced by them. Contributors to the story include not only Black, bassist Kim Deal, guitarist Joey Santiago and drummer David Lovering, but music industry luminaries like Dave Grohl, David Bowie, Neil Young, PJ Harvey and more.

The Secret of the Village Fool

Author : Rebecca Upjohn
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 36 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 1926920759

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The Secret of the Village Fool by Rebecca Upjohn Pdf

Anton, laughed at and called a fool in his small village, proves himself a hero when he hides a Jewish family from the Nazis during the Holocaust.

The Fool's Girl

Author : Celia Rees
Publisher : A&C Black
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2011-04-04
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780747597346

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The Fool's Girl by Celia Rees Pdf

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2011 Shakespeare in Love meets Twelfth Night - A gripping and evocative historical novel by bestselling Celia Rees


Author : Christopher Moore
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 356 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2009-10-06
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780061974779

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Fool by Christopher Moore Pdf

“Hilarious, always inventive, this is a book for all, especially uptight English teachers, bardolaters, and ministerial students.” —Dallas Morning News Fool—the bawdy and outrageous New York Times bestseller from the unstoppable Christopher Moore—is a hilarious new take on William Shakespeare’s King Lear…as seen through the eyes of the foolish liege’s clownish jester, Pocket. A rousing tale of “gratuitous shagging, murder, spanking, maiming, treason, and heretofore unexplored heights of vulgarity and profanity,” Fool joins Moore’s own Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, and You Suck! as modern masterworks of satiric wit and sublimely twisted genius, prompting Carl Hiassen to declare Christopher Moore “a very sick man, in the very best sense of the word.”

Fortune's Fool

Author : Mercedes Lackey
Publisher : LUNA
Page : 396 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2008-04-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781426814822

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Fortune's Fool by Mercedes Lackey Pdf

The seventh daughter of the Sea King, Ekaterina is more than a pampered princess-she's also the family spy. Which makes her the perfect emissary to check out interesting happenings in the neighboring kingdom…and nothing interests her more than Sasha, the seventh son of the king of Belrus. Ekaterina suspects he's far from the fool people think him. But before she can find out what lies beneath his facade, she is kidnapped! Trapped in a castle at the mercy of a possessive Jinn, Ekaterina knows her chances of being found are slim. Now fortune, a fool and a paper bird are the only things she can count on-along with her own clever mind and intrepid heart.…

Everybody's Fool

Author : Richard Russo
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 495 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2016-05-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101946961

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Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo Pdf

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Empire Falls returns to North Bath, the Rust Belt town first brought to unforgettable life in Nobody’s Fool. Now, ten years later, Doug Raymer has become the chief of police and is tormented by the improbable death of his wife—not to mention his suspicion that he was a failure of a husband. Meanwhile, the irrepressible Sully has come into a small fortune, but is suddenly faced with a VA cardiologist’s estimate that he only has a year or two left to live. As Sully frantically works to keep the bad news from the important people in his life, we are reunited with his son and grandson . . . with Ruth, the married woman with whom he carried on for years . . . and with the hapless Rub Squeers, who worries that he and Sully aren’t still best friends. Filled with humor, heart, and hard-luck characters you can’t help but love, Everybody’s Fool is a crowning achievement from one of the great storytellers of our time. Look for Everybody’s Fool, available now, and Somebody’s Fool, coming soon.

Master and Fool

Author : J. V. Jones
Publisher : Aspect
Page : 449 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2000-12-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780759521117

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Master and Fool by J. V. Jones Pdf

The Known Lands are teetering on the brink of war. Desperate to avert worldwide catastrophe, Jack, the baker's boy, must learn to harness the full strength of his magic to face his ultimate destiny--a final confrontation with the murderously evil Kylock.


Publisher : Smithsonian Books (DC)
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 1998-05-17
Category : History
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025118337

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"Showing how photo interpreters and intelligence analysts used aerial reconnaissance photographs to discover, identify, and expose enemy camouflage, To Fool a Glass Eye presents more than 350 U.S., British, and German photographs taken during World War II, many of which have never before been published. The book explains camouflage and photo interpretation techniques in detail, documenting successful and failed efforts by the United States, Australia, Britain, the Soviet Union, Germany, and Japan to conceal a range of objects - from soldiers and battleships to munitions factories, airfields, and bridges." "Author Roy M. Stanley II, head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency's photography lab during the review and declassification of World War II photographs in the early 1980s, reveals a remarkable cat and mouse game, in which ground forces tried to conceal sensitive military targets from reconnaissance photographers, and photo analysts learned to spot camouflage and to distinguish decoys from the real thing. He also persuasively demonstrates how, in the long run, it was nearly impossible to fool the glass eye of the reconnaissance camera."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved