The Rough Guide to Rock

Author: Peter Buckley

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843531050

Category: Music

Page: 1225

View: 3365

Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.

The Rough Guide to Jazz

Author: Ian Carr,Digby Fairweather,Brian Priestley

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843532569

Category: Music

Page: 927

View: 9924

This completely updated and expanded edition of 'The Rough Guide to Jazz' is the essential one-volume guide to the music. Ian Carr, Digby Fairweather and Brian Priestly are practicing musicians and renowned jazz authorities, and they bring their insiders' knowledge to a guide that features - more than 2000 critical biographies, covering the spectrum from such legends as King Oliver, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and John Coltrane to rising stars like Esborn Svensson and Matthew Shipp; reviews of more than 3000 albums, on both CD and vinyl, selecting the top recordings for every key artist; classic photos from the best jazz photographers, including Herman Leonard, Jak Kilby, Raffaella Cavalieri, William Gottlieb and David Redfern.

Joseph Smith

Rough Stone Rolling

Author: Richard Lyman Bushman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307426482

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

View: 9845

Founder of the largest indigenous Christian church in American history, Joseph Smith published the 584-page Book of Mormon when he was twenty-three and went on to organize a church, found cities, and attract thousands of followers before his violent death at age thirty-eight. Richard Bushman, an esteemed cultural historian and a practicing Mormon, moves beyond the popular stereotype of Smith as a colorful fraud to explore his personality, his relationships with others, and how he received revelations. An arresting narrative of the birth of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling also brilliantly evaluates the prophet’s bold contributions to Christian theology and his cultural place in the modern world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rough Framing Carpentry

Author: Mark Currie

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 9780934041867

Category: House & Home

Page: 299

View: 1375

This book contains all the information necessary for framing houses and light commercial buildings. Includes shortcuts to laying out, speed cutting trimmers and plates, rake walls, installing ceiling backing, ceiling joists and truss joists, arches and drop ceilings--all with time-saving techniques. Over 100 on-the-job photos of how to do it right and what can go wrong.

The Rough Guide to Opera

Author: Matthew Boyden,Nick Kimberley

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781858287492

Category: Music

Page: 735

View: 2738

Sketches of opera composers, opera synopses, and CD reviews.

Murder in the Rough

Original Tales of Bad Shots, Terrible Lies, and Other Deadly Handicaps from Today's Great Writers

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Mysterious Press

ISBN: 0446543888

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6887

Lawrence Block, Simon Brett, Ken Bruen, Christopher Coake, Stephen Collins, Tom Franklin, Jonathan Gash, Steve Hamilton, H.R.F. Keating, Laura Lippman, Bradford Morrow, Ian Rankin, John Sandford, William G. Tapply, and John Westermann, along with introductory comments by Otto Penzler, deliver up an ace anthology of original short stories that mix murder and mystery on the fairway. This collection is sure to appeal to sports fans and those eager to read stories by the most celebrated authors in the mystery genre.

The Rough Guide to World Music: Africa & Middle East

Author: Simon Broughton,Mark Ellingham,Jon Lusk,Duncan Antony Clark

Publisher: Rough Guides Limited


Category: Music

Page: 656

View: 1645

The Rough Guide to World Music Vol.1, 3rd edition: Africa, Europe and the Middle East has full coverage of everything from Congolese soukous to Greek rembetika, and biographies of artists from Thomas Mapfumo to Cheb Khaled to the Afro Celt Sound System. Features include: More than 80 articles from expert contributors, focusing on the popular and roots music. Extensive discographies for each country, with biography-notes on nearly 2000 musicians and reviews of their best CDs. Photos and album cover illustrations gathered from contemporary and archive sources. The guide includes a directory of World Music labels and specialist stores around the world and on the Internet.

Rough Guide Phrasebook: Swahili

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 140539059X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 8521

The Rough Guide Swahili Phrasebook is the definitive phrasebook to help you make the most of your time in Eastern Africa. Whether you want to book a hotel room, ask what time the train leaves or buy a drink from the bar, this new phrasebook has a dictionary of over 5,000 words and will help you communicate with the locals in no time. The free audio downloads, recorded by native Swahili speakers, can be downloaded to your computer or MP3, allowing you to listen to the correct pronunciation of essential dialogues, ideal for practicing before you go or while you're there. There's even a regional pronunciation guide and Rough Guide travel tips, so wherever you are you can get around and speak the lingo. The Rough Guide Swahili Phrasebook has an extensive two-way dictionary packed with vocabulary and a helpful menu and drinks list reader, perfect for choosing the right dish in any restaurant. With this phrasebook you'll never run out of things to say! Make the most of your trip to Eastern Africa with The Rough Guide Swahili Phrasebook. Now available in PDF format.

Country Music

The Rough Guide

Author: Kurt Wolff,Orla Duane

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781858285344

Category: Music

Page: 596

View: 8885

Traces the growth of country music as an industry, and includes biographies of hundreds of performers, album reviews, and background stories of songs.

Rough Justice

Lynching and American Society, 1874-1947

Author: Michael James Pfeifer

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252029172

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

View: 6744

Investigates the pervasive and persistent commitment to "rough justice" that characterized rural and working class areas of most of the United States in the late nineteenth century. This work examines the influence of race, gender, and class on understandings of criminal justice and shows how they varied across regions.

The Rough Guide to Trinidad and Tobago

Author: Dominique De-Light,Polly Thomas

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781858287478

Category: Travel

Page: 369

View: 7633

A handbook to the diverse Caribbean nation that comprises the small is land of Tobago and its more rural and much larger neighbour, Trinidad. Features include: critical listings of the best places to stay and eat; practical tips on how to explore; and coverage of the islands' cultural life, including Trinidad's world-famous carnival, traditional Indian festivals, indigenous music and local folklore. The guide also provides tips on birdwatching and exploring forested peaks and mangrove flats, as well as diving and snorkelling.

Rough Justice

The International Criminal Court's Battle to Fix the World, One Prosecution at a Time

Author: David Bosco

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199844135

Category: History

Page: 297

View: 2616

The story of the movement to establish the International Criminal Court, its tumultuous first decade, and the challenges it will continue to face in the future.

The Rough Guide to Climate Change

Author: Robert Henson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1405388676

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 9712

The Rough Guide to Climate Change gives the complete picture of the single biggest issue facing the planet. Cutting a swathe through scientific research and political debate, this completely updated 3nd edition lays out the facts and assesses the options-global and personal-for dealing with the threat of a warming world. The guide looks at the evolution of our atmosphere over the last 4.5 billion years and what computer simulations of climate change reveal about our past, present, and future. This updated edition includes scientific findings that have emerged since the 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as well as background on recent controversies and an updated politics section that reflects post-Copenhagen developments. Discover how rising temperatures and sea levels, plus changes to extreme weather patterns, are already affecting life around the world. The guide unravels how governments, scientists and engineers plan to tackle the problem and includes information on what you can do to help. Now available in epub format.


Author: Irene Schampaert,Iris de Feijter

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers

ISBN: 9789401441490

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 208

View: 6496

-Celebrates artisans and their work with an international scope, highlighting interiors from all over the world -The most innovative new faces in modern design are brought together in a single stunning volume "An interior is the natural projection of the soul." - CoCo Chanel In the field of design, nothing stands still forever. Cycles come and go, reconfiguring the old to create the new. What was once hidden is now boldly displayed. The raw materials that comprise modern interiors have been given center stage, handicraft is no longer considered 'old-fashioned', but has instead become a key instigator for design, and dark colors are back in vogue. Materials are allowed to have patina again, bearing the signs of their age and use. Industrial, rusted iron; brushed granite; untreated wood... It is all coming back! The retro revival promises to inject new energy into the design world, making pure beauty stand out. Design blogger Irene Schampaert guides you in discovering these exciting new trends.

Rough Medicine

Surgeons at Sea in the Age of Sail

Author: Joan Druett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136762655

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7514

Using diaries, journals, and correspondences, Druett recounts the daily grind surgeons on nineteenth-century whaling ships faced: the rudimentary tools they used, the treatments they had at their disposal, the sorts of people they encountered in their travels, and the dangers they faced under the harsh conditions of life at sea.


Author: Rob Humphreys,Judith Bamber

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843530930

Category: Travel

Page: 633

View: 6824

Humphreys covers London's latest bars and clubs, the hottest neighborhoods, and the newest trends, as well as a thousand years of colorful history and culture. 42 maps. of color maps.

Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Author: Daniel Jacobs,Shirley Eber,Francesca Silvani

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781858282480

Category: Travel

Page: 531

View: 9977

Describes points of interest off-the-beaten-path in the region and recommends hotels and restaurants

Rough Guide to Australia

Author: Margo Daly,Anne Dehne

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843530909

Category: Travel

Page: 1232

View: 6019

The Rough Guide to Australia is the essential guide to the continent. Features include: bull;Full-colour section introducing Australia's highlights. bull;In-depth coverage of all the attractions, from glamorous Sydney and the east coast's stunning beaches to the rugged grandeur of the Red Centre. bull;Up-to-date reviews of the best places to stay, eat and drink, for every budget. bull;Practical details on everything from exploring the wilderness of Kakadu and diving the reefs to braving an Outback drive. bull;Informed background on history, film, Aboriginal culture and Australia's unique fauna and flora. bull;Maps and plans for every region.

Rough Guide Phrasebook: French


Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1405386444

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 7523

Make the most of your trip with the Rough Guide French Phrasebook. Find the perfect word or phrase for every situation Use extensive two-way dictionary packed with vocabulary Choose food and drink from any menu Check out travel tips and a regional pronunciation guide. Listen to correct pronunciation of essential dialogues DOWNLOAD EASY AUDIOFILES OF CONVERSATIONS FROM

Diamond in the Rough

A Memoir

Author: Shawn Colvin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062099167

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 6558

After learning to play guitar at the age of ten, Shawn Colvin was determined to make a life in music—a decision that would send a small-town girl out on the open road for good. In 1997, two decades after she started, she got her big break. Like the troubled would-be arsonist and survivor of her smash hit "Sunny Came Home," Colvin knows a thing or two about heartache—and setting fires. Diamond in the Rough recounts this passionate musician's coming-of-age, from the prairies of South Dakota to the dark smoky bars in Austin, Texas, to the world stage at the Grammys. Humorous and deeply honest, Colvin relates the experiences behind her best-loved songs in vivid color in this memoir. Diamond in the Rough captures her years of touring cross-country in bands and vans full of guys; falling in and out of love; meeting heroes like Joni Mitchell; searching for her musical identity; and making friendships that would last a lifetime. It is also an unflinching account of Colvin's struggles—weathering addiction and depression, learning to care for not only herself but also a child—and, always, channeling those experiences into song. With the wit, lyricism, and empathy that have characterized Colvin's performances and inspired audiences worldwide, Diamond in the Rough looks back over a rich lifetime of highs and lows with stunning insight and candor. In its pages, we witness the inspiring story of a woman honing her artistry, finding her voice, and making herself whole.