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Author : Alan Hoffman
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Release : 2019-07-08
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ISBN 13 : 9781645503361
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In 1943 bus line operators Homer "Laddie" Hamilton and Floyd Jones decided to create a local service airline. Naming it for the region it would serve, they bested better known and respected competition, and got it off the ground in 1950 with a fleet of four DC-3s based in St. Louis. Over the next 35 years Ozark Air Lines grew and flourished, becoming one of the most successful of the Local Service airlines, based on a combination of conservative but innovative management, Midwestern work ethic, employee dedication and cooperation, and devotion to customers. By the 1980s Ozark had a fleet of 50 jet airliners flying coast to coast and competing effectively with much larger legacy airlines, proclaiming itself "Up there with the Biggest." But Ozark's success became its undoing when TWA established a hub in St. Louis in 1982. Its competition weakened already struggling TWA, throwing it into the clutches of corporate raider Carl Icahn. Icahn bought Ozark in 1986 to eliminate it as a competitor, then stripped TWA's assets, making its demise inevitable. As a result, Ozark's loyal employees endured two traumatic mergers, each resulting in loss of seniority, furloughs and layoffs. Yet more than 30 years after Ozark passed into history, a community of people who made it successful continues to flourish and nurture its memory. This book is their story.


Author : John Robb
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012-04-05
Page : 512
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 1448118794
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'The Stone Roses have become folk heroes, frozen in time. And their story, with roots in punk through post-punk, scooter boys, skinheads, Northern Soul, psychedelia, acid house and Madchester, is everything that is great about British street culture.' Reni. Mani. Ian Brown. John Squire. Names that will forever be remembered for creating their defining album The Stone Roses and a unique but inimitable baggy style. Their phenomenal story was first documented by the man who was with them every step of the way: John Robb. And now, in this special edition of his acclaimed and intimate biography, Robb brings the ultimate rock 'n' roll tale fully up to date.


Author : Robert A Schanke
Publisher : SIU Press
Release : 2007-03-07
Page : 320
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 0809387433
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Angels in the American Theater: Patrons, Patronage, and Philanthropy examines the significant roles that theater patrons have played in shaping and developing theater in the United States. Because box office income rarely covers the cost of production, other sources are vital. Angels— financial investors and backers— have a tremendous impact on what happens on stage, often determining with the power and influence of their money what is conceived, produced, and performed. But in spite of their influence, very little has been written about these philanthropists. Composed of sixteen essays and fifteen illustrations, Angels in the American Theater explores not only how donors became angels but also their backgrounds, motivations, policies, limitations, support, and successes and failures. Subjects range from millionaires Otto Kahn and the Lewisohn sisters to foundation giants Ford, Rockefeller, Disney, and Clear Channel. The first book to focus on theater philanthropy, Angels in the American Theater employs both a historical and a chronological format and focuses on individual patrons, foundations, and corporations.


Author : Tom Clavin
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Release : 2011-03
Page : 240
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN 13 : 1569768552
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Chronicles Jack Nicklaus' win at the 1986 Masters, despite being ranked only 160th going into the tournament, and profiles the Masters competition and such players as Seve Ballesteros, Tom Kite, and Greg Norman.


Author : United States. Congress. Senate
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Release : 1951
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Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Appropriations Committee
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Release : 1951
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Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations
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Release : 1952
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Author : George Castle
Rich Wolfe
Publisher : Sports Publishing LLC
Release : 1998-07
Page : 233
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781582610023
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Harry Caray broadcasted over 8,000 regular season games. His first game was on opening day in 1945. Harry packed 883 years of living into an 83-year life and lived by a simple credo: " The meter is running, so you'd better live it up." He did... and in the process enriched the lives of countless baseball fans across the globe. I Remember Harry Caray is a firsthand account of what the broadcasting legend was like from broadcasters Vin Scully, Jack Buck, Paul Harvey and Chick Hearn; players Stan Musial, Sammy Sosa, and Mark Grace; newspaper reporters Irv Cupcinet and Jerome Holtzman; and others including Dan Devine, Bing Devine, Bill Bidwell, Cubs manager Jim Riggleman, Dutchie Caray, and Chip Caray.


Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations
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Release : 1951
Page : 2232
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Author : Fred J. Hay
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Release : 2005-03-01
Page : 312
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 0820327328
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Memphis, Tennessee, is a major crossroads for blues musicians, songs, and styles. Memphis is where the blues first "came to town" and established itself as a cosmopolitan performance genre, and the city has long been a center of synthesis and evolution in blues recording. This volume tells the story of the blues in Memphis through previously unpublished interviews with nine performers who helped create and sustain the music from the days before its commercial success through the early 1970s. Their attitudes, experiences, and insights impart a deeper understanding of the blues aesthetic and philosophy. The performers' backgrounds range across the blues genres, from classic blues (Lillie Mae Glover) to country blues (Bukka White), from jug band blues (Laura Dukes) to tough, postwar electric blues (Joe Willie Wilkins and Houston Stackhouse). Some, like Furry Lewis and Bukka White, are known around the world. Others, like Laura Dukes, are locally popular, while Boose Taylor is virtually unknown. The range of instruments mastered by the musicians--banjo, fiddle, guitar, fife, bass, ukulele, piano, and harmonica--testifies to the many expressive voices of the blues. Some of the interviewees were singing and performing mostly for white blues/folk revivalist audiences by the 1970s; others, such as Joe Willie Wilkins and Houston Stackhouse, continued to perform mostly for black audiences in Memphis and in the small cafes that dotted the Mississippi Delta. Each interview is illustrated by noted printmaker George D. Davidson and introduced with a biographical sketch by Fred J. Hay. In addition, Hay's extensive notes identify many other blues performers--friends and music partners of the interviewees whose names come up in their many asides and allusions. Together these materials document and pay tribute to the remarkable richness of the Memphis blues scene.


Author : Irving Shulman
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2000-10-01
Page : 448
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0595141463
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The Devil's Knee: In the eighteen years that have passed since they were last seen, Larry "Tunafish" Tunig and Simon "Bull" Bronstien have left their criminal careers behind and have been living the quiet life in Mexico City. "Bull," overcome by remorse for past misdeeds, has sought solace in religion, changing his name back to Simon, growing a beard and attending daily services at the local synagogue. But the mob won't leave them alone. Larry and Simon are recalled from Mexico and moved into a Beverly Hills mansion, where Larry is to preside as the fourth husband of Joyce Adams, once a Las Vegas whore, now the widow of the mob's big boss. Larry's assignment: to keep cops and reporters from snooping around. But how do you stay inconspicuous when your new stepdaughter is becoming one of the nation's leading rock stars, your pacifist buddy has attacked and maimed an anti-Semitic orator in the street, and a contingent of tommygun-wielding mobsters has just prevented three drug-crazed hippies from blowing up your house?


Author : Edith Bowman
Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
Release : 2015-05-07
Page : 256
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 191053630X
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In Great British Music Festival, Edith Bowman packs her wellies and braves the unpredictable weather to explore some of the country's best- and lesser-known music festivals. From the muddy fields of Glastonbury, to the warmer climes of the Isle of Wight, Edith travels the length of the UK in the search for the ultimate festival experience. With detailed guides and histories of the most celebrated musical events in the UK - including Bestival, Greenman, and Latitude - this is the must-have book for both the seasoned festival-goer or anyone looking to have their first festival experience. Includes exclusive behind-the-scenes photography from Edith's personal collection. Features exclusive digital content with interviews from high profile musicians.


Author : William A. Clifford
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2014-07-22
Page : 444
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1496926269
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‘Amy’s Love’ is the second in the series, about a girl created to connect psycho-kinetically and telepathically, to her father, to enable him to experience through her, the sufferings of women. It also shows how you may not want what you think you want. What ever can go wrong, will go wrong. Be very careful of what you wish for.


Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Military Affairs
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Release : 1944
Page : 10
Category : Women in aeronautics
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Author : Grace Norwich
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2007-01-11
Page : 128
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 110117532X
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Vanessa Hudgens is the star to watch. She has admiring fans the world over, thanks to her starring role as Gabriella Montez in the Disney Channel’s smash hit High School Musical. Plus she’s burning up the charts with her single “Come Back to Me” from her debut album, V.


Author : Joan Theleman Sisson
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2008-04-26
Page : 312
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1465327088
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As the 20th century approached the 1990s, Dad mentioned that if he could live that long he would have lived in each decade of the century. He often commented on the vast changes hed seen as they developed. He marveled at the first cars he saw about 1913. He experienced the progress of plowing, from teams to steam engine to tractors. He lived thru the Great Depression and two World Wars. He reveled in the development of power tools, from hand saw to chain saws, electric drills and such. He watched the advancement of airplanes, and witnessed the beginning of the space age and computers. This is his story, recorded on audio tapes as family history. It is told in his sometimes-blunt language (R-rated), including difficulties, mistakes, joys and accomplishments.


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Author : Jim Bellows
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release : 2011-05-13
Page : 368
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1449413226
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The Last Editor is the memoir of Jim Bellows, the editor whose David-and-Goliath battles changed the face of the newspaper business. Bellows struggled to save major competitors of America's three most powerful newspapers: the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. In doing so, he developed major talent from rough cuts and brought a new generation of writers to the mainstream press. The Last Editor is a unique memoir of a man who loved a fight--highlighted with commentary from his colleagues in letters and sidebars from the biggest names in media. Sidebars from Wolfe, Ben Bradlee, Art Buchwald, Katherine Graham, Mary McGrory, William Safire, just to name a few, and 16 pages of black-and-white photos, provide behind-the-scenes insights to the triumphs and controversies of the man who shaped the industry.


Author : Tony Iommi
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Release : 2012-12-11
Page : 432
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 0306822318
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The New York Times bestselling autobiography by the lead guitarist of Black Sabbath and the architect of heavy metal Iron Man chronicles the story of both pioneering guitarist Tony Iommi and legendary band Black Sabbath, dubbed "The Beatles of heavy metal" by Rolling Stone. Iron Man reveals the man behind the icon yet still captures Iommi's humor, intelligence, and warmth. He speaks honestly and unflinchingly about his rough-and-tumble childhood, the accident that almost ended his career, his failed marriages, personal tragedies, battles with addiction, band mates, famous friends, newfound daughter, and the ups and downs of his life as an artist. Everything associated with hard rock happened to Black Sabbath first: the drugs, the debauchery, the drinking, the dungeons, the pressure, the pain, the conquests, the company men, the contracts, the combustible drummer, the critics, the comebacks, the singers, the Stonehenge set, the music, the money, the madness, the metal.


Author : Nick Lowles
Andy Nicholls
Publisher : Milo Books Ltd
Release : 2007-09-06
Page : 352
Category : Social Science
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For forty years, the scourge of hooliganism has blighted Britain's national game. Organised gangs from almost every town and city in the nation have used football as the arena for violent clashes in an unofficial contest for supremacy. They have rioted, wrecked, maimed and even killed. Yet they have remained largely anonymous, a reviled yet intriguing sub-sect of society. · Who are the hooligan gangs of Great Britain? · Where do they come from and how do they organise? · Who are the principal players - past and present? These questions and many more are answered in Hooligans, the first volume of a unique and comprehensive two-part reference guide to the most ingrained and active soccer yob network in the world. Packed with photos and informative profiles of the gangs both large and small, Hooligans also documents the myths, the nicknames, the victims, the localities, the battles and the police operations. Combining hard fact with occasional touches of black humour, and intense research with first-person recollections, Hooligans covers the whole spectrum of the gangs from Aberdeen to Luton ... the Barnsley Five-O and their vicious slashing at the hands of Middlesbrough ... Paul Dodd, England's self-styled "Number One" hooligan ... the combined force of the Dundee Utility ... the riots of the Leeds Service Crew ... Benny's Mob, the Main Firm, the Lunatic Fringe, the Bastard Squad - they're all here, together with numerous photos of mobs, fights and riots. "Packed to the brim with scrupulous research, hard-hitting interviews and black humour, this is the final word on terrace yobbery." FRONT magazine "The real history of soccer violence." LOADED "A comprehensive look at some of Britain's most notorious hooligan factions." THE LADS MAG