Strange Fascination

Author: David Buckley
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448132479
Size: 26.81 MB
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The Sunday Times bestseller. David Bowie was arguably the most influential artist of his time, reinventing himself again and again, transforming music, style and art for over five decades. David Buckley's unique approach to unravelling the Bowie enigma, via interviews with many of the singer's closest associates, biography and academic analysis, makes this unrivalled biography a classic for Bowie fans old and new. This revised edition of Strange Fascination captures exclusive details about the tours, the making of the albums, the arguments, the split-ups, the music and, most importantly, the man himself. Also including exclusive photographic material, Strange Fascination is the most complete account of David Bowie and his impact on pop culture ever written.


Author: William Boyd
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030742586X
Size: 14.65 MB
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One of the most beguiling storytellers on either side of the Atlantic delivers a luminous new collection whose 14 stories are a series of variations on the theme of love–and its shady cousin lust. A film director’s journal becomes an unintended chronicle of his deepening and ruinous obsession with a leading lady (“Notebook No. 9”). While flying business class, a well-behaved English architect feels the chill onset of an otherworldly visitation that will shatter his family and career (“A Haunting”). An unhappy young boy, neglected by both his father and adulterous mother, finds an unexpected friend in an elderly painter (“Varengeville”). Wise, unsettling, humane, and endlessly surprising, Fascination lives up to its title on every page, while confirming William Boyd’s stature as a writer of incandescent talent. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Sally Hogshead
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061966169
Size: 54.78 MB
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A newly revised and updated edition of the influential guide that explores one of the most powerful ways to attract attention and influence behavior—fascination—and how businesses, products, and ideas can become irresistible to consumers. In an oversaturated culture defined by limited time and focus, how do we draw attention to our messages, our ideas, and our products when we only have seconds to compete? Award-winning consultant and speaker Sally Hogshead turned to a wide realm of disciplines, including neurobiology, psychology, and evolutionary anthropology. She began to see specific and interesting patterns that all centered on one element: fascination. Fascination is the most powerful way to capture an audience and influence behavior. This essential book examines the principles behind fascination and explores how those insights can be put to use to sway: • Which brand of frozen peas you pick in the case • Which city, neighborhood, and house you choose • Which profession and company you join • Where you go on vacation • Which book you buy off the shelf Structured around the seven languages of fascination Hogshead has studied and developed—power, passion, innovation, alarm, mystique, prestige, and alert—Fascinate explores how anyone can use these triggers to make products, messages, and services more fascinating—and more successful.

Fascination Alleyway

Author: Chris Finocchiaro
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781467834216
Size: 79.67 MB
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Fascination Alleyway is a work that was written in the 20th century for 21st century thinkers. This book of poetry revolves around music. Thoughts from the radical 60's, the unsettled 70's, and the apathetic 80's and 90's populate this collection of words. This book of my own thoughts, some call poetry, is an attempt to reach eyes and minds with a new age understanding of our world at large. Tune in and turn on to KROCK in Syracuse, NY. Listen to The Sound And The Fury, with Jrrbll on Sunday morning from 12:00 AM to 6:00 AM. The Sound And The Fury is the longest running hard rock program to date. Jrrbll reads a passage from Fascination Alleyway every Sunday Morning. KROCK is streaming online for your listening pleasure.

Fascination And Enmity

Author: Michael David-Fox
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822978105
Size: 41.81 MB
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"Russia and Germany have had a long history of significant cultural, political, and economic exchange. Despite these beneficial interactions, stereotypes of the alien Other persisted. Germans perceived Russia as a vast frontier with unlimited potential, yet infused with an "Asianness" that explained its backwardness and despotic leadership. Russians admired German advances in science, government, and philosophy, but saw their people as lifeless and obsessed with order. Fascination and Enmity presents an original transnational history of the two nations during the critical era of the world wars. By examining the mutual perceptions and misperceptions within each country, the contributors reveal the psyche of the Russian-German dynamic and its use as a powerful political and cultural tool. Through accounts of fellow travelers, POWs, war correspondents, soldiers on the front, propagandists, revolutionaries, the Comintern, and wartime and postwar occupations, the contributors analyze the kinetics of the Russian-German exchange and the perceptions drawn from these encounters. The result is a highly engaging chronicle of the complex entanglements of two world powers through the great wars of the twentieth century."--Project Muse.


Author: Leona Blair
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553572292
Size: 61.52 MB
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Accompanying her spoiled niece, Cynthia, to London with the assignment of finding the girl a titled husband to recapture their family's prestige, Miranda befriends the independent Louisa McAllister, and the three share an obsession for the same man

A Fascination For Fish

Author: David C. Powell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520930346
Size: 74.69 MB
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This engaging memoir presents one man's lifelong love of the ocean and gives a highly personal, behind-the-scenes look at California's magnificent and innovative aquariums. David Powell, for many years curator of the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, tells the story of his life as a pioneering aquarist. From handling great white sharks to transporting delicate fish on bumpy airplanes to night diving for fish in the Indian Ocean, A Fascination for Fish describes many of the mind-boggling challenges that make modern aquariums possible and offers an intriguing glimpse beneath the ocean's surface. Powell's career in diving and aquarium development goes back to the beginning of modern methods in both areas. From the early techniques he devised to get fish into aquariums alive and healthy to his later exploratory dive to a depth of eleven hundred feet in a two-person submarine, Powell's action-packed narrative inspires laughter, wonder, and philosophical reflection. A Fascination for Fish also includes many stories about Powell's diving adventures on the California coast, in the Sea of Cortez, and in many remote and exotic locations around the world.