How To Ru(i)n A Record Label The Story of Lookout Records

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How To Ru(i)n A Record Label: The Story of Lookout Records by Larry Livermore
Bonjour Kale: A Memoir of Paris, Love, and Recipes by Kristen Beddard
Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend by Steve Paul
Donald Spoto, “The Dark Side Of Genius: The Life Of Alfred Hitchcock”
4th and Goal Every Day: Alabama’s Relentless Pursuit of Perfection by Phil Savage, Ray Glier

How To Ru(i)n A Record Label: The Story of Lookout Records by Larry Livermore

2015 | English | 301 pages | EPUB | 13 MB
In 1987, off-the-grid punk agitator Larry Livermore began documenting the burgeoning DIY East Bay punk rock scene with the newly founded Lookout Records. He had no idea this little label, first run out of his solar powered cabin in the Northern California mountains, then a cramped room in the backstreets of Berkeley, would rise to international prominence, introducing the world to the likes of Green Day, Operation Ivy, and a host of other artists. How To Ru(i)n A Record Label documents the author s experiences from Gilman Street to Bialystok, Poland, as he built Lookout from the ground up, only to find himself losing control of the label a mere ten years later, and abruptly walking away from the multi-million dollar company when it was at its peak of success. Throughout that time, however, he was central to the influential scene that gave birth to Gilman Street, Maximum Rocknroll, and a new generation of independent music that has had an everlasting effect on both the underground and mainstream. In the process, he just might even have found himself. Longtime Lookout Records fans will find this book answers all the questions they ever had about the rise and fall of this genuine punk rock institution, and for the uninitiated, this is a document of a time and place where the love of music brought together a bunch of misfits to create a community.

Bonjour Kale: A Memoir of Paris, Love, and Recipes by Kristen Beddard

2016 | English | 352 pages | PDF | 9 MB
A memoir of love, life, and recipes from the woman who brought kale to the City of Light
The story of how one expat woman left her beloved behind when she moved to France-her beloved kale, that is. Unable to find le chou kale anywhere upon moving to the City of Light with her new husband, and despite not really speaking French, Kristen Beddard launched a crusade to single-handedly bring kale to the country of croissants and cheese. Infused with Kristen’s recipes and some from French chefs, big and small (including Michelin star chef Alain Passard) Bonjour Kale is a humorous, heartfelt memoir of how Kristen, kale, and France collide.

Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend by Steve Paul

English | October 1st, 2017 | 246 pages | EPUB | 7.66 MB
In the summer of 1917, Ernest Hemingway was an eighteen-year-old high school graduate unsure of his future. The American entry into the Great War stirred thoughts of joining the army. While many of his friends in Oak Park, Illinois, were heading to college, Hemingway couldn’t make up his mind and eventually chose to begin a career in writing and journalism at the Kansas City Star, one of the great newspapers of its day.
In six and a half months at the Star, Hemingway experienced a compressed, streetwise alternative to a college education that opened his eyes to urban violence, the power of literature, the hard work of writing, and a constantly swirling stage of human comedy and drama. The Kansas City experience led Hemingway into the Red Cross ambulance service in Italy, where, two weeks before his nineteenth birthday, he was dangerously wounded at the front.
Award-winning writer Steve Paul takes a measure of this pivotal year when Hemingway’s self-invention and transformation began—from a “modest, rather shy and diffident boy” to a confident writer who aimed to find and record the truth throughout his life. Hemingway at Eighteen provides a fresh perspective on Hemingway’s writing, sheds new light on this young man bound for greatness, and introduces anew a legendary American writer at the very beginning of his journey.

Donald Spoto, “The Dark Side Of Genius: The Life Of Alfred Hitchcock”

English | 1999 | 598 pages | EPUB | 2.4 MB
This is the definitive life story of Alfred Hitchcock, the enigmatic and intensely private director of Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window, The Birds, and more than forty other films. While setting forth every stage of Hitchcock’s long life and brilliant career, Donald Spoto also explores the roots of the director’s obsessions with blondes, food, murder, and idealized love—and he traces the incomparable, bizarre genius from Hitchcock’s English childhood through the golden years of his career in America as one of the greatest directors in the history of filmmaking.

4th and Goal Every Day: Alabama’s Relentless Pursuit of Perfection by Phil Savage, Ray Glier

2017 | English | 336 pages | EPUB | 4 MB
With a Preface by Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban and a Foreword by ESPN’s College Gameday Host Rece Davis.
Alabama once again ranked in the 2017 preseason Coaches Poll.
Alabama ranked in the ESPN College Football 2017 preseason poll.
Alabama ranked in the CBS Sports College Football 2017 preseason poll.
Phil Savage first worked with Nick Saban when they both joined the Cleveland Browns’ coaching staff in 1991. They were reunited in 2009 when Savage became part of the Crimson Tide Sports Network as the radio color analyst. Since then, Savage has enjoyed an up-close view of the Alabama program’s dedication to recruiting, its commitment to practice, and devotion to fundamentals.
Through those years of observation, now comes his 360-degree perspective on Alabama football and Coach Nick Saban’s unique coaching style, a style that has led the Crimson Tide to five Southeastern Conference titles, three consecutive College Football Playoff appearances and four national championships.
In his words, Savage details Coach Saban’s year-round preparation, his willingness to adjust and his belief in “complimentary football.” The book offers a close look at their player development and practice habits and gives a glimpse of the Crimson Tide’s approach of playing every single down like it is 4th and goal.
With anecdotes from his days growing up in Alabama in the 1970s when the Tide was a consistent national championship contender, through his 20-year career in the National Football League as a coach, scout and general manager, Savage gives a rare look at what makes Coach Nick Saban and his teams so successful.
You won’t find another person who can intelligently discuss Alabama football in public better than Phil Savage. Together with Ray Glier, 4th and Goal Every Day chronicles how the Crimson Tide re-emerged as one of the true superpowers in college football.

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