Agreement Between Dick Carter Doing Business as Altamont Speedway and Young American Enterprises Inc

Author: Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection
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An unsigned copy of a contract between Dick Carter and John Ja[y]mes, dated Dec. 5, 1969, for a free concert given by the Rolling Stones at Altamont Raceway, Dec. 7, 1969. John Jaymes of Young American Enterprises, was an 'unofficial' concert promoter; and Dick Carter was the owner of the concert venue, Altamont Speedway.

The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones

Author: Stanley Booth
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 161373199X
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"Stanley Booth's book is the only one I can read and say, 'Yeah, that's how it was.'" —Keith Richards Stanley Booth, a member of the Rolling Stones' inner circle, met the band just a few months before Brian Jones drowned in a swimming pool in 1968. He lived with them throughout their 1969 American tour, staying up all night together listening to blues, talking about music, ingesting drugs, and consorting with groupies. His thrilling account culminates with their final concert at Altamont Speedway—a nightmare of beating, stabbing, and killing that would signal the end of a generation's dreams of peace and freedom. But while this book renders in fine detail the entire history of the Stones, paying special attention to the tragedy of Brian Jones, it is about much more than a writer and a rock band. It has been called—by Harold Brodkey and Robert Stone, among others—the best book ever written about the sixties. In Booth's afterword, he explains why it took him 15 years to write the book, relating an astonishing story of drugs, jails, and disasters. Stanley Booth is the author of Rythm Oil: A Journey Through the Music of the American South and Keith: Till I Roll Over Dead. He has written for Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Playboy. He lives in Brunswick, Georgia.

The Rum Diary

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451659717
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The irreverent writer's long lost novel, written before his nonfiction became popular, chronicles a journalist's enthusiastic, drunken foray through 1950s San Juan.

The Transatlantic Sixties

Author: Grzegorz Kosc
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839422167
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This collection brings together new and original critical essays by eleven established European American Studies scholars to explore the 1960s from a transatlantic perspective. Intended for an academic audience interested in globalized American studies, it examines topics ranging from the impact of the American civil rights movement in Germany, France and Wales, through the transatlantic dimensions of feminism and the counterculture movement. It explores, for example, the vicissitudes of Europe's status in US foreign relations, European documentaries about the Vietnam War, transatlantic trends in literature and culture, and the significance of collective and cultural memory of the era.

Season of the Witch

Author: David Talbot
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439127872
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Salon founder David Talbot chronicles the cultural history of San Francisco and from the late 1960s to the early 1980s when figures such as Harvey Milk, Janis Joplin, Jim Jones, and Bill Walsh helped usher from backwater city to thriving metropolis.

I m No Angel

Author: Kylie Bisutti
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414385854
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Twenty-one-year-old Victoria's Secret model Bisutti stunned the fashion industry when she chose faith over fame and fortune and made the switch from supermodel to role model. She shares her story--from making her big break to her decision to support modesty and her Christian beliefs.

White Girl Bleed a Lot

Author: Colin Flaherty
Publisher: Wnd Books
ISBN: 9781938067068
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"Beat Whitey Night, the Knockout Game, flash mobs, flash robs, and black-on-white crime-or as one social worker put it, kids just "blowing off steam"--Are evidence of the persistent racial violence in modern-day America. More shocking, though, is the willingness of authority figures and the media to deny, ignore, explain away, and condone this violence. In this latest edition of 'White Girl Bleed a Lot', award-winning reporter Colin Flaherty breaks the code of silence on the explosion of racial violence in more than one-hundred cities since 2010 and makes an undeniable case for one of the largest and most underreported problems facing American today"--Page 4 of cover.

50 Years At Ringside

Author: Nat Fleischer
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787204766
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Originally published in 1958, this is the autobiography of renowned U.S. boxing writer and collector, Nat Fleischer. It not only tells the fascinating story of the author himself, but crucially allows the reader a firsthand glimpse into the ring scene of the first half of the 20th century. “This is a story which nobody has produced in the past, and certainly is not going to duplicate in the future. “It is the life story of a man who lived through increasingly exciting eras of the nation’s history, and the nation’s sports annals. The conditions which obtained through those eventful decades will not come again. The man who banged his typewriter through these crowding years will not come again upon a similar sequence in the sports kaleidoscope. “Here are behind-the-scenes pictures, the inside stories of so many developments which have waited, until now, for my lifetime friend Nat Fleischer to reveal them. “Here are pathos, comedy, and intrigue; the seamy, sombre stories, and the funny ones as well. Ring heroes of the past come to life in these pages to reveal themselves in the full panoply of their championship stature, or in the meaner habiliments of the character on the fringe. “It is a fine book, and I thank Nat for having written it.” —Dan Daniel, Foreword

Smoke on the Water

Author: Dave Thompson
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1550226185
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It is now 35 years since Deep Purple first came together and today -- 14 musicians, 17 albums, and millions of record sales later -- the group remains a monster. Smoke on the Water is the first book in more than 20 years to tell the story of this remarkable band, from their grandiose inception in 1968 to the release of their latest album in 2003. Drawing from candid interviews with band members, associates, and fans alike, it traces the group through some of the most turbulent times that any band has survived, placing the band's own music in vivid context and illustrating just how profoundly this one group helped change the world.