Under the Big Black Sun
Score: 5
From 8 Ratings

Under the Big Black Sun


  • Author: John Doe & Tom DeSavia
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 78792631 Bytes


Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. John Doe of the legendary band X and co-author Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary West Coast scene from 1977-1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there. The book shares chapter-length tales from the authors along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene. Through interstitial commentary, John Doe "narrates" this journey through the land of film noir sunshine, Hollywood back alleys, and suburban sprawl. Illustrated with 50 rare photos, this is the story of the art that was born under the big black sun....

Under the Big Black Sun
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Under the Big Black Sun


  • Author : John Doe
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306824098


Under the Big Black Sun Book Description :

Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. John Doe of the legendary band X and co-author Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary West Coast scene from 1977-1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there. The book shares chapter-length tales from the authors along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene. Through interstitial commentary, John Doe "narrates" this journey through the land of film noir sunshine, Hollywood back alleys, and suburban sprawl. Illustrated with 50 rare photos, this is the story of the art that was born under the big black sun....

Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun


  • Author : Paul Schimmel
  • Publisher : Prestel Pub
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3791351397


Under the Big Black Sun Book Description :

Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Oct. 3, 2011-Feb. 13, 2012....

More Fun in the New World
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

More Fun in the New World


  • Author : John Doe
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306922114


More Fun in the New World Book Description :

Sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun, continuing the up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene, with 50 rare photos Picking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 to 1987, covering the dizzying pinnacle of L.A.'s punk rock movement as its stars took to the national -- and often international -- stage. Detailing the eventual splintering of punk into various sub-genres, the second volume of John Doe and Tom DeSavia's west coast punk history portrays the rich cultural diversity of the movement and its characters, the legacy of the scene, how it affected other art forms, and ultimately influenced mainstream pop culture. The book also pays tribute to many of the fall...

Black Sun

Black Sun


  • Author : Rebecca Roanhorse
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534437692


Black Sun Book Description :

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic. A god will return When the earth and sky converge Under the black sun In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters ar...

Black Sun

Black Sun


  • Author : Owen Matthews
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525436119


Black Sun Book Description :

A thrilling debut set at the height--and in the heart--of Soviet power, with intricately plotted machinations, secrets and surveillance, corrupt politicos and puppet masters in the Politburo, and one devastating weapon. It is the dawn of the 1960s. In order to investigate the gruesome death of a brilliant young physicist, KGB officer Major Alexander Vasin must leave Moscow for Arzamas-16, a top secret research city that does not appear on any map. There he comes up against the brightest, most cutthroat brain trust in Russia who, on the orders of Nikita Khrushchev himself, are building a nuclear weapon with 3,800 times the destructive potential of the Hiroshima bomb. RDS-220 is a project of such vital national importance that, unlike everyone else in ...

Half of a Yellow Sun
Score: 4
From 263 Ratings

Half of a Yellow Sun


  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-10-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307373541


Half of a Yellow Sun Book Description :

With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book World as the “21st century daughter” of Chinua Achebe. Now, in her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s. With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo’s beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher...

Dark Sun
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

Dark Sun


  • Author : Richard Rhodes
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-09-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439126479


Dark Sun Book Description :

Here, for the first time, in a brilliant, panoramic portrait by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, is the definitive, often shocking story of the politics and the science behind the development of the hydrogen bomb and the birth of the Cold War. Based on secret files in the United States and the former Soviet Union, this monumental work of history discloses how and why the United States decided to create the bomb that would dominate world politics for more than forty years....

The Black Sun

The Black Sun


  • Author : Stanton Marlan
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-05-08
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603440783


The Black Sun Book Description :

Also available in an open-access, full-text edition at http://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/86080 The black sun, an ages-old image of the darkness in individual lives and in life itself, has not been treated hospitably in the modern world. Modern psychology has seen darkness primarily as a negative force, something to move through and beyond, but it actually has an intrinsic importance to the human psyche. In this book, Jungian analyst Stanton Marlan reexamines the paradoxical image of the black sun and the meaning of darkness in Western culture. In the image of the black sun, Marlan finds the hint of a darkness that shines. He draws upon his clinical experiences—and on a wide range of literature and art, including Goethe’s Faust, Dante...

Trouble Boys
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Trouble Boys


  • Author : Bob Mehr
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306822032


Trouble Boys Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Based on a decade of research and reporting--as well as access to the Replacements' key principals, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson--author Bob Mehr has fashioned something far more compelling than a conventional band bio. Trouble Boys is a deeply intimate portrait, revealing the primal factors and forces that shaped one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive rock 'n' roll bands of all time. Beginning with riveting revelations about the Replacements' troubled early years, Trouble Boys follows the group as they rise within the early '80s American underground. It uncovers the darker truths behind the band's legendary drinking, showing how their addictions first came to define them, and then nearly destroyed t...