Without Getting Killed or Caught Book
Score: 4
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Without Getting Killed or Caught


  • Author : Tamara Saviano
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623494544

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Without Getting Killed or Caught Book Description :

Winner, 2016 the Belmont Book Award, Sponsored by the International Country Music Conference For more than forty years, Guy Clark wrote and recorded unforgettable songs. His lyrics and melodies paint indelible portraits of the people, places, and experiences that shaped him. He has served as model, mentor, supporter, and friend to at least two generations of the world’s most talented and influential singer-songwriters. In songs like “Desperados Waiting for a Train,” L.A. Freeway,” “She Ain’t Going Nowhere,” and “Texas 1947,” Clark’s poetic mastery has given voice to a vision of life, love, and trouble that has resonated not only with fans of Americana music, but also with the prominent artists—including Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Jeff Walker, and others—who have recorded and performed Clark’s music. Now, in Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark, writer, producer, and music industry insider Tamara Saviano chronicles the story of this legendary artist from her unique vantage point as his former publicist and producer of the Grammy-nominated album This One’s for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark. Part memoir, part biography, Saviano’s skillfully constructed narrative weaves together the extraordinary songs, larger-than-life characters, previously untold stories, and riveting emotions that make up the life of this modern-day poet and troubadour.

The Outsiders Book
Score: 4.5
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The Outsiders


  • Author : S. E. Hinton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-05-15
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101642610

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The Outsiders Book Description :

50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award

The Book Thief Book

The Book Thief


  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-04-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784162122

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The Book Thief Book Description :

The 10th-anniversary edition of the No. 1 international bestseller and modern classic beloved by millions of readers HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH The 10th-anniversary edition features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author's writing notebook.

How to Juggle Women Without Getting Killed or Going Broke Book

How to Juggle Women Without Getting Killed or Going Broke


  • Author : Stefan Feller
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN 10 : 9781497633728

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How to Juggle Women Without Getting Killed or Going Broke Book Description :

You’re a stud with a busy schedule, you’ve got lovely Linda, sassy Sue and tantalizing Tina all demanding that you show them some TLC, but how can you choose which lucky lady deserves your manly presence? Men, you don’t have to. HOW TO JUGGLE WOMEN WITHOUT GETTING KILLED OR GOING BROKE is the essential dating guide for guys who refuse to settle for the monotony of having just one girlfriend. Having problems meeting girls, making your money stretch to meet all their demands or scheduling your life to include all the women of your choice? Then look no further, this is the guide for you. Stefan Feller shows the way to finding women, keeping them happy and affording it. This time-saving method is a must for the hot hunk on the go. It’s a big world out there, boys, with so many women and so little time. Why disappoint them?

How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone Book
Score: 3
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How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone


  • Author : Rosie Garthwaite
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2011-06-21
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608196968

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How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone Book Description :

Whether you're a war correspondent or an aid worker, a tourist worried about an increasingly hostile world or an armchair traveler concerned that your own backyard is fast becoming a war zone, How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone will help you survive some of the world's most volatile environments. Well-traveled journalist Rosie Garthwaite offers practical advice drawn from her own personal experience and that of others, including many seasoned colleagues, who have worked in some of the world's most hostile regions. Topics covered include everything from avoiding land mines and hostage situations to amputating a limb and foraging for safe food. The book is a true survival manual (all medical advice has been vetted by doctors from Doctors Without Borders), but it is also a transporting read, filled with vicarious thrills and written with brio and humor by a woman who has seen it all. Perfect for those planning short trips or extended stays in dangerous destinations, or-much like the popular Worst-Case Scenario handbooks-for readers who simply prefer to be thoroughly prepared, wherever life may take them.

A Deeper Blue Book
Score: 5
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A Deeper Blue


  • Author : Robert Earl Hardy
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781574412475

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A Deeper Blue Book Description :

A biography of Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt, discussing his troubled childhood, the development of his career as a wandering folk singer, and his relationships with women, and including analyses of his songs.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Book
Score: 3.5
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time


  • Author : Mark Haddon
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307371560

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Book Description :

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

John Prine Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

John Prine


  • Author : Eddie Huffman
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292772441

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John Prine Book Description :

With a range that spans the lyrical, heartfelt songs “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” and “Paradise” to the classic country music parody “You Never Even Called Me by My Name,” John Prine is a songwriter’s songwriter. Across five decades, Prine has created critically acclaimed albums—John Prine (one of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time), Bruised Orange, and The Missing Years—and earned many honors, including two Grammy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association, and induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. His songs have been covered by scores of artists, from Johnny Cash and Miranda Lambert to Bette Midler and 10,000 Maniacs, and have influenced everyone from Roger McGuinn to Kacey Musgraves. Hailed in his early years as the “new Dylan,” Prine still counts Bob Dylan among his most enthusiastic fans. In John Prine, Eddie Huffman traces the long arc of Prine’s musical career, beginning with his early, seemingly effortless successes, which led paradoxically not to stardom but to a rich and varied career writing songs that other people have made famous. He recounts the stories, many of them humorous, behind Prine’s best-known songs and discusses all of Prine’s albums as he explores the brilliant records and the ill-advised side trips, the underappreciated gems and the hard-earned comebacks that led Prine to found his own successful record label, Oh Boy Records. This thorough, entertaining treatment gives John Prine his due as one of the most influential songwriters of his generation.

In Cold Blood Book
Score: 4
From 233 Ratings

In Cold Blood


  • Author : Truman Capote
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2013-02-19
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812994384

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In Cold Blood Book Description :

Powerful account of the brutal slaying of a Kansas family by two young ex-convicts.

Johnny Got His Gun Book
Score: 3
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Johnny Got His Gun


  • Author : Dalton Trumbo
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release Date : 2007-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780806537603

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Johnny Got His Gun Book Description :

The Searing Portrayal Of War That Has Stunned And Galvanized Generations Of Readers An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbo’s stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era. Johnny Got His Gun is an undisputed classic of antiwar literature that’s as timely as ever. “A terrifying book, of an extraordinary emotional intensity.”--The Washington Post "Powerful. . . an eye-opener." --Michael Moore "Mr. Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to eloquence."--The New York Times "A book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it."--Saturday Review