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Up Jumped the Devil

Author : Bruce Conforth,Gayle Wardlow
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2019-06-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781641600972

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Up Jumped the Devil by Bruce Conforth,Gayle Wardlow Pdf

Robert Johnson is the subject of the most famous myth about the blues: he allegedly sold his soul at the crossroads in exchange for his incredible talent, and this deal led to his death at age 27. But the actual story of his life remains unknown save for a few inaccurate anecdotes. Up Jumped the Devil is the result of over 50 years of research. Gayle Dean Wardlow has been interviewing people who knew Robert Johnson since the early 1960s, and he was the person who discovered Johnson's death certificate in 1967. Bruce Conforth began his study of Johnson's life and music in 1970 and made it his mission to fill in what was still unknown about him. In this definitive biography, the two authors relied on every interview, resource and document, most of it material no one has seen before. As a result, this book not only destroys every myth that ever surrounded Johnson, but also tells a human story of a real person. It is the first book about Johnson that documents his years in Memphis, details his trip to New York, uncovers where and when his wife Virginia died and the impact this had on him, fully portrays the other women Johnson was involved with, and tells exactly how and why he died and who gave him the poison that killed him. Up Jumped the Devil will astonish blues fans who thought they knew something about Johnson.

Up Jumps the Devil

Author : Michael Poore
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2012-07-03
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780062064424

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“The sustained comedy in this hilarious novel is equaled only by its heart, and the myriad ways there are for it to break. I love this book. Michael Poore writes like an angel.” —Daniel Wallace, author of Big Fish John Scratch, the Devil himself, is the protagonist in this stunningly imaginative, sharp, funny, and tender novel, as he tricks, teases, and prods America to greatness in the hope of luring his lost love back down to Earth from Heaven. Up Pops the Devil is fiction with humor and heart, the kind of hilarious, off-beat, and original reading experience that fans of Chris Moore, Joe Hill, Chuck Palahniuk, and Jim Shepard would sell their souls for—a brilliant blending of the occult and the outrageous starring the anti-hero of anti-heroes, the one and only Prince of Darkness.

Brother Robert

Author : Annye C. Anderson
Publisher : Hachette Books
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2020-06-09
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780306845277

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Brother Robert by Annye C. Anderson Pdf

A Rolling Stone-Kirkus Best Music Book of 2020 “[Brother Robert} book does much to pull the blues master out of the fog of myth.”—Rolling Stone An intimate memoir by blues legend Robert Johnson's stepsister, including new details about his family, music, influences, tragic death, and musical afterlife Though Robert Johnson was only twenty-seven years young and relatively unknown at the time of his tragic death in 1938, his enduring recordings have solidified his status as a progenitor of the Delta blues style. And yet, while his music has retained the steadfast devotion of modern listeners, much remains unknown about the man who penned and played these timeless tunes. Few people alive today actually remember what Johnson was really like, and those who do have largely upheld their silence-until now. In Brother Robert, nonagenarian Annye C. Anderson sheds new light on a real-life figure largely obscured by his own legend: her kind and incredibly talented stepbrother, Robert Johnson. This book chronicles Johnson's unconventional path to stardom, from the harrowing story behind his illegitimate birth, to his first strum of the guitar on Anderson's father's knee, to the genre-defining recordings that would one day secure his legacy. Along the way, readers are gifted not only with Anderson's personal anecdotes, but with colorful recollections passed down to Anderson by members of their family-the people who knew Johnson best. Readers also learn about the contours of his working life in Memphis, never-before-disclosed details about his romantic history, and all of Johnson's favorite things, from foods and entertainers to brands of tobacco and pomade. Together, these stories don't just bring the mythologized Johnson back down to earth; they preserve both his memory and his integrity. For decades, Anderson and her family have ignored the tall tales of Johnson "selling his soul to the devil" and the speculative to fictionalized accounts of his life that passed for biography. Brother Robert is here to set the record straight. Featuring a foreword by Elijah Wald and a Q&A with Anderson, Wald, Preston Lauterbach, and Peter Guralnick, this book paints a vivid portrait of an elusive figure who forever changed the musical landscape as we know it.

Up Jumped the Devil

Author : Blair S. Walker
Publisher : Amazon Encore
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2011-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1935597604

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In Baltimore, black reporter Barryl Billups receives an anonymous tip that neo-Nazis are preparing a campaign of terror against African-Americans. A crank call, he assumes, but it turns out for real. A debut in fiction.

Chasin' that Devil Music

Author : Gayle Wardlow
Publisher : Backbeat Books
Page : 291 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780879305529

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Traces the development and characteristics of the Delta blues, and describes the most influential blues musicians and recordings of the 1920s and 1930s

I'd Rather Be the Devil

Author : Stephen Calt
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Page : 401 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2008-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781556527463

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I'd Rather Be the Devil by Stephen Calt Pdf

Skip James (1902–1969) was perhaps the most creative and idiosyncratic of all blues musicians. Drawing on hundreds of hours of conversations with James himself, Stephen Calt here paints a dark and unforgettable portrait of a man untroubled by his own murderous inclinations, a man who achieved one moment of transcendent greatness in a life haunted by failure. And in doing so, Calt offers new insights into the nature of the blues, the world in which it thrived, and its fate when that world vanished.

Outwitting the Devil

Author : Napoleon Hill
Publisher : Sound Wisdom
Page : 279 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2021-01-19
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781640951822

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Following the success of his 1937 landmark bestseller, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill wrote Outwitting the Devil, an exposé on the methods the Devil uses to ensnare and control the minds of human beings. Exploring the innermost depths of the psychology of motivation to understand why so many individuals, including himself, cannot find the initiative and courage they need to consistently implement the philosophy of individual achievement, Hill went so far as to interview the Devil himself. The resulting confession from the Devil made this book so controversial as to remain unpublished for over 70 years. Now it is your turn to break the Devil’s code and free yourself from the hidden methods of control that lead to ruin. In this reproduction of the complete text of Hill’s original manuscript is laid out the exact nature of the power by which the Devil disarms human beings with fear, procrastination, anger, and jealousy so that they do not reach their full potential. This is the same power that paralyzed millions of individuals with fear and despondency during the Great Depression and continues to hold people back from their dreams. Complacency and mediocrity are not the root issue; they are symptoms of deeper ills that we are conditioned by society to accept. But you must open your mind to acquire knowledge and consider facts that might not harmonize with your personal beliefs in order to access a greater truth that will, as Hill said in his original preface, “bring harmony out of chaos in this age of frustration and fear.” If you have been the victim of lost courage, weakened enthusiasm, and lack of self-discipline—if you are demoralized and plagued by fear, anxiety, overwhelm, or apathy—the seven principles to freedom detailed in this book herald your redemption. You will finally become independent of the causes of failure and misery, break the bonds of destructive habits, and unlock the secret of a natural law as significant as the law of gravity so that you can outwit the devil once and for all.

The Devil Is in the Details

Author : Michael Fullan,Mary Jean Gallagher
Publisher : Corwin Press
Page : 185 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2020-02-19
Category : Education
ISBN : 9781544317960

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The Devil Is in the Details by Michael Fullan,Mary Jean Gallagher Pdf

Develop equity, excellence, and well-being across the whole system! The world is troubled! We need to combine a moral imperative and a system transformation to survive for the better. Education is crucial to our future but needs to play a more direct role in shaping our future. The Devil is in the Details shows how we can re-think the education system and its three levels of leadership—local, middle, and top—so that each level can contribute to dramatic turnaround for education and society. The focus is on examining details to ensure effective actions are taken, rather than assuming large pronouncements and policies will drive change. Readers will find: • Details and analysis about successful systems in California, Ontario, and Australia • Ideas for how leaders at all levels can take steps to begin • Vignettes, actions and strategies that illustrate how to address equity, excellence and well-being With the goal of transforming the culture of learning to develop greater equity, excellence, and student wellbeing, this book will help you liberate the system and maintain focus.

Sympathy for the Devil

Author : Kent Anderson
Publisher : Mulholland Books
Page : 404 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2018-11-13
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780316489492

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Kent Anderson's stunning debut novel is a modern classic, a harrowing, authentic picture of one American soldier's experience of the Vietnam War--"unlike anything else in war literature" (Los Angeles Review of Books). Hanson joins the Green Berets fresh out of college. Carrying a volume of Yeats's poems in his uniform pocket, he has no idea of what he's about to face in Vietnam--from the enemy, from his fellow soldiers, or within himself. In vivid, nightmarish, and finely etched prose, Kent Anderson takes us through Hanson's two tours of duty and a bitter, ill-fated return to civilian life in-between, capturing the day-to-day process of war like no writer before or since.

Lie Down with the Devil

Author : Linda Barnes
Publisher : Minotaur Books
Page : 358 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2008-08-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781429929547

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Bestseller and multiple award–winning author Linda Barnes returns with the most personal case to date for her popular Boston PI, Carlotta Carlyle. Carlotta, in unfamiliar territory working on her own behalf, finds herself in the middle of a complicated case that has as much to do with the people she loves as the backstreets of Boston, and beyond. For starters, Carlotta wants to know what her on-again, off-again boyfriend Sam Gianelli did to earn himself a secret indictment for murder that's keeping him out of the country. A man with plenty of secrets, he won't tell her anything, much less let her help, and she isn't having any more luck with her old friends at the Boston PD. Sam's exile could be connected to the mob—he is in the family—but she's not buying it. It couldn't be that simple. Nothing involving Sam ever is. Faced with nothing but dead ends, Carlotta goes back to basics and takes a case for a nervous bride-to-be who wants to make sure her fiancé is being faithful. Simple enough, but when her client turns up dead, Carlotta catches the kind of break she wished she hadn't. While nothing is as it seems in Lie Down with the Devil, one thing is clear: Readers know that when they're reading Linda Barnes, they're in the hands of a maestro.

The Devil Served Tortellini

Author : Shirley Jump
Publisher : Zebra Books
Page : 356 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0821776924

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When sexy chef Dante Del Rosso tempts determined dieter Maria Pagliano with his cooking--and his charming ways--it's a recipe for romance in this wonderfully witty, contemporary love story that comes with 35 delicious recipes. Original.

Escaping the Delta

Author : Elijah Wald
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 510 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2012-04-24
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780062018441

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The life of blues legend Robert Johnson becomes the centerpiece for this innovative look at what many consider to be America's deepest and most influential music genre. Pivotal are the questions surrounding why Johnson was ignored by the core black audience of his time yet now celebrated as the greatest figure in blues history. Trying to separate myth from reality, biographer Elijah Wald studies the blues from the inside -- not only examining recordings but also the recollections of the musicians themselves, the African-American press, as well as examining original research. What emerges is a new appreciation for the blues and the movement of its artists from the shadows of the 1930s Mississippi Delta to the mainstream venues frequented by today's loyal blues fans.

The Chicken Salad Club

Author : Marsha Diane Arnold
Publisher : Dial
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Great-grandfathers
ISBN : UOM:49015002465285

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The Chicken Salad Club by Marsha Diane Arnold Pdf

Nathaniel's great-grandfather, who is 100 years old, loves to tell stories from his past but seeks someone to join him with a new batch of stories.

Shout at the Devil

Author : Wilbur A. Smith
Publisher : Fawcett
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 1989-10-30
Category : Poaching
ISBN : 0449215547

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Shout at the Devil by Wilbur A. Smith Pdf

They were the most unlikely alliance East Africa had ever seen: O'Flynn and Oldsmith, the legendary gin-swilling elephant poacher and the overgrown schoolboy. Together they braved the terrors of savage Mozambique to make a private paradise, fighting only for family and fortune in the days before World War I. But when Germany's shadow fell across the dark continent, O'Flynn and Oldsmith set their sights on new prey -- the black boots and warships of the Kaiser.

A Deal with the Devil

Author : ELIZABETH. O'ROARK
Publisher : Piatkus Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2023-10-26
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0349440662

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A Deal with the Devil by ELIZABETH. O'ROARK Pdf

A temp assistant and the British boss she loves to hate . . . The Devils series is a sexy blend of spice, romance and grumpy men. Prepare to laugh, swoon and cry . . . perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Emma Chase. He might not be the devil, but working under him for six weeks is my idea of hell. Hayes Flynn is an arrogant jerk known best for his scotch habit and the way he spreads his British "charm" all over Hollywood, never with the same woman twice. He's the last person I want to work for, except he has a face I can't look away from, and the longer we're together, the harder he is to hate. Because under that smug exterior is a heart he doesn't want to show-one that was badly broken a decade earlier. A part of me wants to fix it for him before I leave...but can I do it without breaking my own in the process?