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There But for Fortune

Author : Michael Schumacher
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The life and influence of singer Phil Ochs Phil Ochs burst onto the American music scene just as the popularity of folk music was breaking through on the national consciousness. Along with friend and rival Bob Dylan, Ochs wrote some of the most compelling topical music of his time. In There But for Fortune, Michael Schumacher explores the life and career of a singer, songwriter, and political activist whose music resonates today as much as it applied to a divided country a half-century ago. His politically charged songs were covered by Pete Seeger; Joan Baez; Gordon Lightfoot; Peter, Paul and Mary; and a host of others, and such songs as “I Ain’t Marching Anymore” and “The War Is Over” became anthems of the anti–Vietnam War movement. He seemed to be performing everywhere, from concerts on college campuses to huge demonstrations, culminating with an appearance at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968. But as this biography illustrates in painstaking detail, Ochs suffered from a dark side that gravely affected his life and music. Diagnosed as manic depressive, he shifted between incredible highs and debilitating lows that ultimately drove him to suicide at age 36. To piece together his life story, Schumacher interviewed Ochs’s friends, family members, and fellow musicians; examined his journals and scrapbooks; and even scrutinized his FBI files. While Phil Ochs’s life might have been plagued by downturn and tragedies, his music is an enduring call to activism and fighting for a better future.

There But for Fortune

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Gabe, a forty-four year old homeless man down on his luck, is living illegally in a tent in the Tahoe National Forest, with only the occasional company of another such hobo and a friendly squirrel. His funds are dwindling, winter is fast approaching, and his future appears bleak.Into this scene steps a new element: an unlikely interloper discovers his lair. She is appalled by his presence yet concerned for his survival. An improbable relationship is triggered, full of tension and uncertainty; where this will lead is a mystery.

The Contest

Author : Michael Schumacher
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A dramatic, deeply informed account of one of the most consequential elections and periods in American history 1968--rife with riots, assassinations, anti-Vietnam War protests, and realpolitik--was one of the most tumultuous years in the twentieth century, culminating in one of the most consequential presidential elections in American history. The Contest tells the story of that contentious election and that remarkable year. Bringing a fresh perspective to events that still resonate half a century later, this book is especially timely, giving us the long view of a turning point in American culture and politics. Author Michael Schumacher sets the stage with a deep look at the people with important roles in the unfolding drama: Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert F. Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, George Wallace, Richard Nixon, and especially Hubert H. Humphrey, whose papers and journals afford surprising new insights. Following these politicians in the lead-up to the primaries, through the chaotic conventions, and down the home stretch to the general election, The Contest combines biographical and historical details to create a narrative as intimate in human detail as it is momentous in scope and significance. An election year when the competing forces of law and order and social justice were on the ballot, the Vietnam War divided the country, and the liberal regime begun with Franklin D. Roosevelt was on the defensive, 1968 marked a profound shift in the nation's culture and sense of itself. Thorough in its research and spellbinding in the telling, Schumacher's book brings sharp focus to that year and its lessons for our current critical moment in American politics.

Buds of Hope the poetical remains of E Pearson With biographical memoir by J Cooper

Author : Esther Pearson
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Chertsey Worthies Library

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the sunday at home

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The complete works of Michael de Montaigne tr ed by W Hazlitt

Author : Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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History of the Kingdom of Naples

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American Anti Death Penalty Activists Joan Baez Angela Davis Mumia Abu Jamal Mike Farrell Clarence Darrow Helen Prejean Ramsey Clark

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 53. Chapters: Joan Baez, Angela Davis, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Mike Farrell, Clarence Darrow, Helen Prejean, Ramsey Clark, John L. Stevens, Steve Earle, Barbara Lee, John H. Cox, Kevin Cooper, Betsey Wright, Nat Hentoff, Christopher Latham Sholes, Tom Murton, Henry Schwarzschild, Carroll Pickett, Will D. Campbell, Larry Bensky, David C. Baldus, John Ely, Moreese Bickham, William F. Schulz, Stephen Bright, Karen Yarbrough, Anthony G. Amsterdam. Excerpt: Joan Chandos Baez ( ) (born January 9, 1941) is an American folk singer, songwriter and activist. Baez has a distinctive vocal style, with a strong vibrato. Her recordings include many topical songs and material dealing with social issues. Baez began her career performing in coffeehouses in Boston and Cambridge, and rose to fame as an unbilled performer at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival. She began her recording career in 1960, and achieved immediate success. Her first three albums, Joan Baez, Joan Baez, Vol. 2, and Joan Baez in Concert all achieved gold record status, and stayed on the charts for two years. Baez has had a popular hit song with "Diamonds & Rust" and hit covers of Phil Ochs's "There but for Fortune" and The Band's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." Other songs associated with Baez include "Farewell, Angelina," "Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word," "Joe Hill," "Sweet Sir Galahad" and "We Shall Overcome." She performed three of the songs at the 1969 Woodstock Festival, helped to bring the songs of Bob Dylan to national prominence, and has displayed a lifelong commitment to political and social activism in the fields of nonviolence, civil rights, human rights and the environment. Baez has performed publicly for over 53 years, releasing over 30 albums. Fluent in Spanish as well as in English, she has also recorded songs in at least six other languages. She is regarded as a fol...

The book of fortune First written in Italian by Laurence Spirit after translated into English etc

Author : Lorenzo SPIRITI
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Lectures on Phrenology

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The Wheel O Fortune

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The Essays

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Chambers s Cyclopaedia of English Literature0

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The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson

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