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A Riot of Our Own

Author : Johnny Green
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'The audience were going wild before the gig and ripping out the seats. Seats stopped people from dancing, and the Clash didn't want to perform to people sitting on their arses and admiring their musicianship... We were even running a little sweepstake on how much damage would be caused. "I reckon they'll trash them all up to row G." "No, look at that bloke go. They'll easily reach J.". Johnny Green first met the Clash in 1977 and was their road manager for three years. Ray Lowry accompanied the band as official "war artist" on the second American tour and designed the ' London Calling' album cover. Together, in words and pictures, Green and Lowry give the definitive, inside story on one of the most magnificent rock 'n' roll bands ever.

The English Riots of 2011

Author : Daniel Briggs
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From Facebook, Twitter, BlackBerry and gossip to hard facts, research and empirical investigation, this outstanding collection looks at the nature and causes of the English Riots of 2011 one year after they occurred. Though worrying in their nature, speed and scale, the book points out that rioting is nothing new - even if technological advances have altered their 'organization', the way in which the police respond and the incessant nature of media coverage. From 'moral panics' to 'broken Britain' and anxieties about youth crime, the book looks at various flashpoints of the riots such as the killing of Mark Duggan by police marksmen, the widespread looting, the political and criminal justice responses and a growing discontent about the current neoliberal order. The book rejects Coalition Prime Minister David Cameron's much-publicized assertion that these events were 'criminality, pure and simple', just as it counters attempts to lay blame on sections of the community or 'outsiders'. Looking at phenomena such as 'shopping for free' and the idea that the lawlessness represented some kind of instant carnival, it concentrates on how order was restored and individuals fast-tracked via police cells and courts into harsh sentences as well as issues of marginality, hopelessness, political and economic corruption and media distortions. Wide-ranging and expert in its analysis, it also considers the modern-day global context for riots as well as comparing Brixton 1981 and other iconic events of the past. Further highlights include: the role of new social media in terms of recruitment, resistance, and surveillance; the role of the urban street gang; gender, racialization, resentment, post-riot rhetoric and the profiling the 2011 rioters. It looks at how the riots spread to other cities in the UK including Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham - as well as examining events and attitudes in places such as Spain, Greece, and those of the Arab Spring. Asks Who, When and Why? Includes first-hand accounts from 2011 rioters, victims and the public Applies historical, cultural, structural and social perspectives to the English Riots of 2011 Considers the aftermath of the riots and the wider picture of global social unrest Editor Dr Daniel Briggs is a Reader in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of East London who also works with the most vulnerable people to the most dangerous and the most misunderstood. His work has taken him into prisons, crack houses, mental health institutions, asylum institutions, hostels, care homes, hospices and places for the homeless. He is the author of Crack Cocaine Users: High Society and Low Life in South London (Routledge, 2011). Contributors In this book he is assisted by contributions from some 20 leading commentators: Stephanie Alice Baker, Tim Bateman, Steve Briggs, Joel Busher, Celia Diaz-Catalan, Rebecca Clarke, Aisha K. Gill, Steve Hall, Simon Harding, Vicky Heap, Steven Hirschler, Liz Kelly, Axel Klein, Lorenzo Navarrete-Moreno, Geoffrey Pearson, Hannah Smithson, John Strawson, Sheldon Thomas, Simon Winlow and Ricardo Zuniga.

White Riot

Author : Stephen Duncombe
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From the Clash to Los Crudos, skinheads to afro-punks, the punk rock movement has been obsessed by race. And yet the connections have never been traced in a comprehensive way. White Riot is a definitive study of the subject, collecting first-person writing, lyrics, letters to zines, and analyses of punk history from across the globe. This book brings together writing from leading critics such as Greil Marcus and Dick Hebdige, personal reflections from punk pioneers such as Jimmy Pursey, Darryl Jenifer and Mimi Nguyen, and reports on punk scenes from Toronto to Jakarta.

Dean Swift Sir Richard Steele Samuel Foote Oliver Goldsmith The Colmans

Author : John Timbs
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Lives of wits and humourists

Author : John Timbs
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Oct 14 1726 Aug 11 1744 App Election riot of 1742

Author : Pennsylvania. General Assembly
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The Great Riots of New York 1712 to 1873

Author : J. T. Headley
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Calgary

Author : James Martin
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Since the release of our first, bestselling Calgary cityguide, many things in the city have changed: it's gotten bigger, faster, and richer. Still filled with strange secrets, this revised and expanded edition of the earlier Calgary: Secrets of the City reveals the whole truth. With stories of notorious figures like the jazz impresario who has had countless run-ins with the law, newly discovered tunnels (and some that are planned for the future), top secret flight experiments, and the go-go club (in which patrons entered by sliding down a tube into the basement), Calgary: The Unknown City brings to light the dark, mysterious corners of life in Cowtown. Also included: True Tales of the Paramedics, crazy roadtrips, weird museums, and an explanation as to why there is no Church of Scientology in Calgary. Two-color throughout, and with hundreds of photographs and illustrations, Calgary: The Unknown City is the perfect guidebook for tourists, newcomers, and long-time Calgarians who want to know more about their city.

Mudhoney

Author : Keith Cameron
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DIVMudhoney: The Sound and the Fury from Seattle is the first-ever history of Mudhoney, the four-man Seattle band that invented grunge, written with the band’s full cooperation./div

Sound Tracks

Author : John Connell
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Sound Tracks is the first comprehensive book on the new geography of popular music, examining the complex links between places, music and cultural identities. It provides an interdisciplinary perspective on local, national and global scenes, from the 'Mersey' and 'Icelandic' sounds to 'world music', and explores the diverse meanings of music in a range of regional contexts. In a world of intensified globalisation, links between space, music and identity are increasingly tenuous, yet places give credibility to music, not least in the 'country', and music is commonly linked to place, as a stake to originality, a claim to tradition and as a marketing device. This book develops new perspectives on these relationships and how they are situated within cultural and geographical thought.

The Clash

Author : Sean Egan
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In The Clash: The Only Band That Matters, respected music critic Sean Egan examines The Clash’s career and art through the prism of the uniquely interesting and fractious UK politics of the Seventies and Eighties, without which they simply would not have existed. Tackling subjects such as The Clash’s self-conscious tussles with their record label, the accusations of sell-out that dogged their footsteps, their rivalry with the similarly leaning but less purist Jam, the paradoxical quality of their achieving multi-platinum success and even whether their denunciations of Thatcherism were proven wrong, Egan has come up with new insights into a much discussed group.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Author : Colin Larkin
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This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.

Contemporary Welsh Plays

Author : Matthew Trevannion
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Recent years have seen an explosion of new Welsh writing for the stage. With the advent of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in 2003 and the launch of National Theatre Wales in 2009, there has been a tectonic shift in Welsh theatre and its perception. Wales has famously celebrated its poets and novelists, but in the twenty-first century, it is the playwright asking the crucial questions. Never before have there been so many playwrights of all ages, from across Wales, finding the stage to be the home for their stories. This collection is the first to officially recognise this new wave of Welsh playwrights. It showcases a wide range of forms, themes and political concerns, as well as representing the most exciting voices at the forefront of Welsh drama, taking the temperature on what be considered to be the first golden age of Welsh playwriting. Tonypandemonium by Rachel Trezise The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning by Tim Price Gardening for the Unfulfilled and Alienated by Brad Birch Llwyth by Dafydd James (published in Welsh) Parallel Lines by Katherine Chandler Bruised by Matthew Trevannion Featured in the volume are the following plays, along with a foreword by Professor David Ian Rabey of Aberystwyth University, and an introduction by the editors, Tim Price and Kate Wasserberg.

The Ashio Riot of 1907

Author : Kazuo Nimura
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The translation of Nimura’s prize-winning book on the violent Ashio mine riot of 1907 and its effect on the labor movement in Japan in the years following.

One Chord Wonders

Author : Dave Laing
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Originally published in 1985, One Chord Wonders was the first full-length study of the glory years of British punk. The book argues that one of punk's most significant political achievements was to expose the operations of power in the British entertainment industries as they were thrown into confusion by the sound and the fury of musicians and fans. Through a detailed examination of the conditions under which punk emerged and then declined, Dave Laing develops a view of the music as both complex and contradictory. Special attention is paid to the relationship between punk and the music industry of the late 1970s, in particular the political economy of the independent record companies through which much of punk was distributed. Using examples from a wide range of bands, individual chapters use the techniques of semiology to consider the radical approach to naming in punk (from Johnny Rotten to Poly Styrene), the instrumental and vocal sound of the music, and its visual images. The concluding chapter critically examines various theoretical explanations of the punk phenomenon, including the class origins of its protagonists and the influential view that punk represented the latest in a line of British youth &“subcultures.&” There is also a chronology of the punk era, plus discographies and a bibliography.

The Rival Apprentices A Tale of the Riots of 1780 By the Author of The Young Apprentice Night Guard i e Vane Ireton Saint John Illustrated

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The Origin of the Riots of Bristol Second Edition

Author : Thomas John MANCHEE
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Government of Our Own

Author : William C. Davis
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For four crucial months in 1861, delegates from all over the South met in Montgomery, Alabama, to establish a new nation. Davis (Jefferson Davis: The Man and the Hour, LJ 11/15/91) tells their story in this new work, another example of Davis's fine storytelling skill and an indispensable guide to understanding the formation of the Confederate government. Among the issues Davis examines are revising the Constitution to meet Southern needs, banning the importation of slaves, and determining whether the convention could be considered a congress. Also revealed are the many participating personalities, their ambitions and egos, politicking and lobbying for the presidency of the new nation, and the nature of the city of Montgomery itself.

Seventies

Author : Howard Sounes
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A wonderfully entertaining and fascinating mosaic of the 1970s, arguing that it was much more than just the decade that taste forgot and actually represents a key period in 20th-century culture.

Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land v8

Author : Charles M. Skinner
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INDEX PREFACE THE HUDSON AND ITS HILLS RIP VAN WINKLE CATSKILL GNOMES THE CATSKILL WITCH THE REVENGE OF SHANDAKEN CONDEMNED TO THE NOOSE BIG INDIAN THE BAKER'S DOZEN THE DEVIL'S DANCE-CHAMBER. THE CULPRIT FAY POKEPSIE DUNDERBERG ANTHONY'S NOSE MOODUA CREEK A TRAPPER'S GHASTLY VENGEANCE THE VANDERDECKEN OF TAPPAN ZEE THE GALLOPING HESSIAN STORM SHIP OF THE HUDSON WHY SPUYTEN DUYVIL IS SO NAMED THE RAMAPO SALAMANDER CHIEF CROTON THE RETREAT FROM MAHOPAC NIAGARA THE DEFORMED OF ZOAR HORSEHEADS KAYUTA AND WANETA THE DROP STAR THE PROPHET OF PALMYRA A VILLAIN'S CREMATION THE MONSTER MOSQUITOE THE GREEN PICTURE THE NUNS OF CARTHAGE THE SKULL IN THE WALL THE HAUNTED MILL OLD INDIAN FACE THE DIVISION OF THE SARANACS AN EVENT IN INDIAN PARK THE INDIAN PLUME BIRTH OF THE WATER-LILY ROGERS'S SLIDE THE FALLS AT COHOES FRANCIS WOOLCOTT'S NIGHT-RIDERS POLLY'S LOVER CROSBY, THE PATRIOT SPY THE LOST GRAVE OF PAINE THE RISING OF GOUVERNEUR MORRIS THE ISLE OF MANHATTOES AND NEARBY DOLPH HEYLIGER THE KNELL AT THE WEDDING ROISTERING DIRCK VAN DARA THE PARTY FROM GIBBET ISLAND MISS BRITTON'S POKER THE DEVIL'S STEPPING-STONES THE SPRINGS OF BLOOD AND WATER THE CRUMBLING SILVER THE CORTELYOU ELOPEMENT VAN WEMPEL'S GOOSE THE WEARY WATCHER THE RIVAL FIDDLERS WYANDANK MARK OF THE SPIRIT HAND THE FIRST LIBERAL CHURCH ON AND NEAR THE DELAWARE THE PHANTOM DRAGOON DELAWARE WATER GAP THE PHANTOM DRUMMER THE MISSING SOLDIER OF VALLEY FORGE THE LAST SHOT AT GERMANTOWN A BLOW IN THE DARK THE TORY'S CONVERSION LORD PERCY'S DREAM SAVED BY THE BIBLE PARRICIDE OF THE WISSAHICKON THE BLACKSMITH AT BRANDYWINE FATHER AND SON THE ENVY OF MANITOU THE LAST REVEL IN PRINTZ HALL THE TWO RINGS FLAME SCALPS OF THE CHARTIERS THE CONSECRATION OF WASHINGTON TALES OF PURITAN LAND EVANGALINE THE SNORING OF SWUNKSUS THE LEWISTON HERMIT THE DEAD SHIP OF HARPSWELL THE SCHOOLMASTER HAD NOT REACHED ORRINGTON. JACK WELCH'S DEATH LIGHT THE LADY URSULA FATHER MOODY'S BLACK VEIL THE HOME OF THUNDER THE PARTRIDGE WITCH THE MARRIAGE OF MOUNT KATAHDIN THE MOOSE OF MOUNT KINEO THE OWL TREE A CHESTNUT LOG THE WATCHER ON WHITE ISLAND CHOCORUA PASSACONAWAY'S RIDE TO HEAVEN THE BALL GAME BY THE SACO THE WHITE MOUNTAINS THE VISION ON MOUNT ADAMS THE GREAT CARBUNCLE SKINNER'S CAVE YET THEY CALL IT LOVER'S LEAP SALEM AND OTHER WITCHCRAFT THE GLOUCESTER LEAGUERS SATAN AND HIS BURIAL-PLACE PETER RUGG, THE MISSING MAN THE LOSS OF WEETAMOO THE FATAL FORGET-ME-NOT THE OLD MILL AT SOMERVILLE EDWARD RANDOLPH'S PORTRAIT LADY ELEANORE'S MANTLE HOWE'S MASQUERADE OLD ESTHER DUDLEY THE LOSS OF JACOB HURD THE HOBOMAK BERKSHIRE TORIES THE REVENGE OF JOSIAH BREEZE THE MAY-POLE OF MERRYMOUNT THE DEVIL AND TOM WALKER THE GRAY CHAMPION THE FOREST SMITHY WAHCONAH FALLS KNOCKING AT THE TOMB THE WHITE DEER OF ONOTA WIZARD'S GLEN BALANCED ROCK SHONKEEK-MOONKEEK THE SALEM ALCHEMIST ELIZA WHARTON SALE OF THE SOUTHWICKS THE COURTSHIP OF MYLES STANDISH MOTHER CREWE AUNT RACHEL'S CURSE NIX'S MATE THE WILD MAN OF CAPE COD NEWBURY'S OLD ELM SAMUEL SEWALL'S PROPHECY THE SHRIEKING WOMAN AGNES SURRIAGE SKIPPER IRESON'S RIDE HEARTBREAK HILL HARRY MAIN: THE TREASURE AND THE CATS THE WESSAGUSCUS HANGING THE UNKNOWN CHAMPION GOODY COLE GENERAL MOULTON AND THE DEVIL THE SKELETON IN ARMOR MARTHA'S VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET LOVE AND TREASON THE HEADLESS SKELETON OF SWAMPTOWN THE CROW AND CAT OF HOPKINSHILL THE OLD STONE MILL ORIGIN OF A NAME MICAH ROOD APPLES A DINNER AND ITS CONSEQUENCES THE NEW HAVEN STORM SHIP THE WINDAM FROGS THE LAMB OF SACRIFICE MOODUS NOISES HADDAM ENCHANTMENTS BLOCK ISLAND AND THE PALATINE THE BUCCANEER ROBERT LOCKWOOD'S FATE LOVE AND RUM LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF THE SOUTH THE SWIM AT INDIAN HEAD THE MOANING SISTERS A RIDE FOR A BRIDE SPOOKS OF THE HIAWASSEE LAKE OF THE DISMAL SWAMP THE BARGE OF DEFEAT NATURAL BRIDGE THE SILENCE BROKEN SIREN OF THE FRENCH BROAD THE HUNTER OF CALAWASSEE REVENGE OF THE ACCABEE TOCCOA FALLS TWO LIVES FOR ONE A GHOSTLY AVENGER THE WRAITH RINGER OF ATLANTA THE SWALLOWING EARTHQUAKE LAST STAND OF THE BILOXI THE SACRED FIRE OF NACHEZ PASS CHRISTIAN THE UNDER LAND THE CENRAL STATES AND THE GREAT LAKES AN AVERTED PERIL THE OBSTINACY OF SAINT CLAIR THE HUNDREDTH SKULL THE CRIME OF BLACK SWAMP THE HOUSE ACCURSED MICHEL DE COUCY'S TROUBLES WALLEN'S RIDGE THE SKY WALKER OF HURON THE COFFIN OF SNAKES MACKINACK LAKE SUPERIOR WATER GODS THE WITCH OF PICTURED ROCKS THE ORIGIN OF WHITE-FISH THE SPIRIT OF CLOUDY THE SUN FIRE AT SAULT SAINTE MARIE THE SNAKE GOD OF BELLE ISLE WERE-WOLVES OF DETROIT THE ESCAPE OF FRANCOIS NAVARRE THE OLD LODGER THE NAIN ROUGE TWO REVENGES HIAWATHA THE INDIAN MESSIAH THE VISION OF RESCUE DEVIL'S LAKE THE KEUSCA ELOPEMENT PIPESTONE THE VIRGINS' FEAST FALLS OF ST. ANTHONY FLYING SHADOW AND TRACK MAKER SAVED BY A LIGHTNING-STROKE THE KILLING OF CLOUDY SKY PROVIDENCE HOLE THE SCARE CURE TWELFTH NIGHT AT CAHOKIA THE SPELL OF CREVE CIUR LAKE HOW THE CRIME WAS REVEALED BANSHEE OF THE BAD LANDS STANDING ROCK THE SALT WITCH ALONG THE ROCKY RANGE OVER THE DIVIDE THE PHANTOM TRAIN OF MARSHALL PASS THE RIVER OF LOST SOULS RIDERS OF THE DESERT THE DIVISION OF TWO TRIBES BESIEGED BY STARVATION A YELLOWSTONE TRAGEDY THE BROAD HOUSE THE DEATH WALTZ THE FLOOD AT SANTA FE GODDESS OF SALT THE COMING OF THE NAVAJOS THE ARK ON SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS THE PALE FACED LIGHTNING THE WEIRD SENTINEL AT SQUAW PEAK SACRIFICE OF THE TOLTECS TA-VWOTS CONQUERS THE SUN THE COMANCHE RIDER HORNED TOAD AND GIANTS THE SPIDER TOWER THE LOST TRAIL A BATTLE IN THE AIR ON THE PACIFIC COAST THE VOYAGER OF WHULGE TAMANOUS OF TACOMA THE DEVIL AND THE DALLES CASCADES OF THE COLUMBIA THE DEATH OF UMATILLA HUNGER VALLEY THE WRATH OF MANITOU THE SPOOK OF MISERY HILL THE QUEEN OF DEATH VALLEY BRIDAL VEIL FALL THE GOVERNOR'S RIGHT EYE THE PRISONER IN AMERICAN SHAFT AS TO BURIED RICHES KIDD'S TREASURE OTHER BURIED WEALTH STORIED WATERS, CLIFFS AND MOUNTAINS MONSTERS AND SEA-SERPENTS STONE-THROWING DEVILS STORIED SPRINGS LOVERS' LEAPS GOD ON THE MOUNTAINS