War Time, Peace Time, My Time:1. Auflage Dorice Greenfield
Ain´t It Time We Said Goodbye:The Rolling Stones on the Road to Exile Da Capo Press Robert Greenfield
The Last Sultan:The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun Robert Greenfield
Mother American Night:My Life in Crazy Times Crown Archetype John Perry Barlow, Robert Greenfield
If you’re going to write a book about the Rolling Stones at this point in their history, you damn well better have something unique to say. Because if you search ´´The Rolling Stones´´ on Amazon.com under ´´Books´´, it brings back - I’m not kidding - 17,812 results. There are many duplicates, of course, and a lot of books that only mention the Stones, but still! Oh, and in my humble opinion, after Keith Richards wrote his own memoir, Life, I believed you could pretty much set aside almost everything that came before it. Not only was Keith’s voice compelling and authoritative, it was an absolutely fascinating read from a voice you never thought you’d hear. All of which brings us to former Rolling Stone magazine associate editor in London, Robert Greenfield. He wrote two previous books about the world’s most dangerous band, 1974’s well-received S.T.P.: A Journey Through America with The Rolling Stones and 2006’s not-as-well reviewed Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones. So, Greenfield - and rock fans - could have gone either way with his latest up-close-and-personal report, Ain’t It Time We Said Goodbye: The Rolling Stones on the Road to Exile. I am happy to report that the author has added several new colors to what we know of the band coming in the aftermath of Life. Goodbye is a cheeky behind-the-scenes report on what the band imagined to be its last tour of England before relocating to tax exile in France. Greenfield tells the story in two voices - the 25-year-old sole journalist on the road with the band, as well as the 67-year-old eligible for Social Security that he is now. If you love the Stones, you’ll find this tale irresistible. Hear more about it in this interview. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Andelman, Robert Greenfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/001377/bk_bigh_001377_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Perry Barlow´s wild ride with the Grateful Dead was just part of a Zelig-like life that took him from a childhood as ranching royalty in Wyoming to membership in the Internet Hall of Fame as a digital free speech advocate. Mother American Night is the wild, funny, heartbreaking, and often unbelievable (yet completely true) story of an American icon. Born into a powerful Wyoming political family, John Perry Barlow wrote the lyrics for thirty Grateful Dead songs while also running his family´s cattle ranch. He hung out in Andy Warhol´s Factory, went on a date with the Dalai Lama´s sister, and accidentally shot Bob Weir in the face on the eve of his own wedding. As a favor to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Barlow mentored a young JFK Jr. and the two then became lifelong friends. Despite being a freely self-confessed acidhead, he served as Dick Cheney´s campaign manager during Cheney´s first run for Congress. And after befriending a legendary early group of computer hackers known as the Legion of Doom, Barlow became a renowned internet guru who then cofounded the groundbreaking Electronic Frontier Foundation. His résumé only hints of the richness of a life lived on the edge. Blessed with an incredible sense of humor and a unique voice, Barlow was a born storyteller in the tradition of Mark Twain and Will Rogers. Through intimate portraits of friends and acquaintances from Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia to Timothy Leary and Steve Jobs, Mother American Night traces the generational passage by which the counterculture became the culture, and it shows why learning to accept love may be the hardest thing we ever ask of ourselves.
He´s been called ´´America´s greatest living tailor´´ and ´´the most interesting man in the world.´´ Now, for the first time, Holocaust survivor Martin Greenfield tells his incredible life story. Taken from his Czechoslovakian home at age fifteen and transported to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz with his family, Greenfield came face to face with ´´Angel of Death´´ Dr. Joseph Mengele and was divided forever from his parents, sisters, and baby brother. In haunting, powerful prose, Greenfield remembers his desperation and fear as a teenager alone in the death campand how an SS soldier´s shirt dramatically altered the course of his life. He learned how to sew; and when he began wearing the shirt under his prisoner uniform, he learned that clothes possess great power and could even help save his life. Measure of a Man is the story of a man who suffered unimaginable horror and emerged with a dream of success. From sweeping floors at a New York clothing factory to founding America´s premier custom suit company, Greenfield built a fashion empire. Now 86 years old and working with his sons, Greenfield has dressed the famous and powerful of D.C. and Hollywood, including Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, celebrities Paul Newman, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jimmy Fallon, and the stars of Martin Scorsese´s films. Written with soul-baring honesty and, at times, a wry sense of humor, Measure of a Man is a memoir unlike any otherone that will inspire hope and renew faith in the resilience of man.
In this issue:THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Mind the Gap´´, by James Surowiecki: Employers are wrong about workers’ skills.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Housing Crisis´´, by Rebecca Mead: A shaky economy cost a time-share mogul his dream-home.A REPORTER AT LARGE´´After America´´, by Dexter Filkins: Will civil war will hit Afghanistan when the U.S. leaves?ANNALS OF SCIENCE´´The Mosquito Solution´´, by Michael Specter: A biotech bid to eradicate dengue.ON TELEVISION´´Black and Blue´´, by Emily Nussbaum: Reviews of Louie and Episodes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/120711/pe_nyer_120711_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.