An illuminating look at the most tumultuous decade in the life of a rock icon—the only McCartney biography in decades based on firsthand interviews with the ex-Beatle himself. As the 1970s began, the Beatles ended, leaving Paul McCartney to face the new decade with only his wife Linda by his side. Holed up at his farmhouse in Scotland, he sank into a deep depression. To outsiders, McCartney seemed like a man adrift—intimidated by his own fame, paralyzed by the choices that lay before him, cut loose from his musical moorings. But what appeared to be the sad finale of a glorious career was just the start of a remarkable second act. The product of a long series of one-on-one interviews between McCartney and Scottish rock journalist Tom Doyle, Man on the Run chronicles Paul McCartney’s decadelong effort to escape the shadow of his past, outrace his critics, and defy the expectations of his fans. From the bitter and painful breakup of the Beatles to the sobering wake-up call of John Lennon’s murder, this is a deeply revealing look at a sometimes frightening, often exhilarating period in the life of the world’s most famous rock star. Sensing that he had nowhere to go but up, Paul McCartney started over from scratch. With emotional—and musical—backing from Linda, he released eccentric solo albums and embarked on a nomadic hippie lifestyle. He formed a new band, Wings, which first took flight on a ramshackle tour of British university towns and eventually returned Paul to the summit of arena rock superstardom. In Man on the Run, Doyle follows McCartney inside the recording sessions for Wings’ classic album Band on the Run—and provides context for some of the baffling misfires in his discography. Doyle tracks the dizzying highs and exasperating lows of a life lived in the public spotlight: the richly excessive world tours, the Japanese drug bust that nearly ended McCartney’s career, his bitter public feuds with his erstwhile Beatle bandmates, and the aftermath of an infamous drug-and-alcohol-fueled jam session where McCartney helped reconcile the estranged John Lennon and Yoko Ono. For Paul McCartney, the 1970s were a wild ride with some dark turns. Set against the backdrop of a turbulent decade, Man on the Run casts the “sunny Beatle” in an entirely new light. Praise for Man on the Run ““Tom Doyle’s detailed chronicle, which includes rare interviews with McCartney and former Wings members, portrays a band that was far more contentious than eager-to-please hits like 1976’s ‘Let ’Em In’ had us believe, fronted by a legend who wanted to be both boss and buddy. The book is larded with tales of Seventies rock-star excess, Paul and Linda’s love of weed, docked paychecks, and grousing musicians.”—Rolling Stone “Well-researched but still breezy and engaging, the book offers a comprehensive tour of the shaggy, bleary-eyed decade when the hardest-working ex-Beatle reached the zenith of his creative and commercial success. . . . Man on the Run makes an excellent contribution to the burgeoning literature devoted to McCartney’s post-Beatles career.”—The Boston Globe “In the 1970s, a depressed, heavy-drinking Paul McCartney walked away from The Beatles and reinvented himself as the leader of another hitmaking rock ’n’ roll band. A new book by longtime Q magazine contributing editor Tom Doyle about that turbulent period in the legendary rock star’s life, Man on the Run, catches him in mid-flight.”—Billboard From the Hardcover edition.
New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber delivers a riveting, action-packed drama full of the twists and turns for which he's become known. It was the night before his wedding, fifteen years ago, that the nightmare began for Jay Crawford--locked up for a crime he never committed. Now, he's escaped prison and wants nothing more than to clear his name and protect his family. To get justice, he'll need the help of the three best friends who have always had his back--Wil, Kyle and Allan. But a man on the run requires absolute trust...and Jay may just be setting himself up for the ultimate betrayal.
Helping Hyper-Hobbied Men Recognize the Best Things in Life
Author: Zeke Pipher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Do you have a hyper-hobbied man in your life? Maybe you are a hyper-hobbied man. Hobbies and adventurous pursuits are good for the soul, says author Zeke Pipher. In fact, the human spirit was designed for challenge, stimulation, even risk. So why a book about hyper-hobbied men? Because too much of a good thing can pull men away from the even more important things—like family, friends, and church. But there is another way. Men are capable of living with passion and zeal while at the same time remaining balanced and faithful to their most important relationships and priorities. They can learn to run hard and run well, while running after the right things. To do this, men need the help and support of their wives, children, friends, and greater community. If these basics are in place, watch out. Everyone wins when men are on the run. Passionate, pursuit-driven men can make great husbands, fathers, friends, and colleagues precisely because of their tenacious tendencies. Yet the qualities that make men pursue adventure above all else can wreck their lives; overzealous men end up losing out on the best things in life. How to have the best of both worlds is what this book is all about.
"Man on the Run" lures you with high seas adventure, hooks you with sharp twists and turns, then reels you in with the power of the gospel. This fish story takes you beyond the size of the fish, to the contours of God's love for sinners. Like a sandbox filled with buried toys, Jonah is loaded with the hidden treasures of the gospel. As parent and child dig in, again and again, to the story of Jonah, they'll begin to discover the gospel themes of sin, repentance, faith, atonement, resurrection, mercy and grace. "Man on the Run" is an invitation to dig in and find Jesus Christ. "Man on the Run" targets an age-group that's learning to read (ages 7-9), but still loves to be read to (ages 5-7); is ready for more complex ideas and plots, but still delights in pictures; is ready to be introduced to the great doctrines of the Christian faith, but is greatly helped by stories. "Man on the Run" will engage the young imagination and stretch the curious reader's faith to embrace a God who's big enough to save.
Pursued by the police, a desperate man fights to stay free—and stay alive It’s raining hard when the man leaps off the train. He lands safely and creeps into town, praying he will find someplace to hide. It’s nearly daylight, and the police are not far behind. He breaks into an unoccupied seaside cottage, and is overjoyed to find coffee, whiskey, and cigarettes. But before the fugitive can relax, the doorknob rattles. The police are at the door. Russell Foley, third mate on an oil tanker, is not a cop killer. But the night before he got into a fight with a police detective, and a few hours later the cop was found stabbed to death. Unable to explain himself, he bolts, hoping to evade the police and somehow find the real killer. But for a man who cannot stop running, justice can be a hard thing to find.
Lance Knight is an average Joe ready to declare his independence from the rat race. With a briefcase in hand, he enters a Vancouver bank, walks up to a teller and in one minute and thirty seconds, robs four tills and the vault. Toting three grocery bags and the briefcase, Lance quickly exits the bank and escapes in a Chevy Impala. A half hour later, Vancouver police detective Rob Passaglia receives word of Lances robbery and is assigned to the case. His captain thinks the case will be a slam dunk, but Rob is about to learn otherwise. As he leads the hunt to bring Lance to justice, the chase turns into a global pursuit as the inexperienced perp realizes the impact of an egregious error and becomes immersed in life on the run. Now isolated from his wife and family, Lance must make sense of a new love interest who has no idea that their entire relationship is based on lies. With the detective in hot pursuit, Lances effort to escape seems futile. Or is it? Man on the Run is a thrilling romp of international proportions as a novice criminal is pitted against the law, the environment, and dangerous characters while attempting to escape his past.
On 14 February 2004 Marco Pantani was found dead in a hotel room in Rimini. The 34-year-old climbing specialist, nicknamed 'The Pirate', was a Tour de France and Giro d'Italia champion, but his career was blighted by doping allegations after he was thrown out of the 1999 Giro d'Italia for failing a blood test. In the last months of his life he kept extensive notes for a book that would have told his story. Pantani was the first Italian to win the Tour de France, cycling's premier race, since Felice Gimondi in 1965. He was the last man to win the Tour before Lance Armstrong embarked on a record-equalling five straight victories. But Pantani's career went into free-fall when he was ejected from the 1999 Giro while in the lead after failing a test for haematocrit - an indicator, though not proof, of the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Scandal followed Pantani, and during the 2001 Giro a syringe containing traces of insulin was found in his hotel room in a police raid. Pantani insisted the syringe had been planted and that he did not stay in the room on the night in question. A court dismissed his claim for lack of proof, and he was suspended for six months but later acquitted of sporting fraud in October 2003. Thanks to her close rapport with Pantini's family, Manuela Ronchi has been able to tie together the loose ends of his story to loyally reconstruct the life of the champion. From his childhood discovery of cycling to the triumphs, losses and scandal that accompanied one of the few sporting personalities capable of inspiring in his fans a passion for cycling, here, for the first time, is the full, intimate, authentic and personal story of Pantani's remarkable career.
THE GOLDEN RULE: he who has the gold rules In a post-gold world, he who controls the currency rules. By accident, CIA detective Warren Clog discovers a plot that makes no sense except to the parents of Jack, a young man in university. When the parents flee, Jack is drawn into a global conspiracy to save himself and his parents. At stake is nothing less than the stability of the free world.
After the June Terror killed hundreds of thousands around the world, Jack Harding knew he had to disappear. Not wanting to risk flying from Europe, he takes the long trip across Russia by train, aiming to get back to the US by crossing the Bering Strait. Instead, he falls victim to a family of human traffickers, who submit him to months of unspeakable abuse. When he is finally able to escape, he finds he_Ñés not the only one seeking revenge against their demons. Together with his new friends, they set in motion a plan to rid the world of sexual slavery, one low-life at a time. Despite using every trick in the book to hide their work, it quickly catches the eye of a secret branch of the CIA. Soon, Jack finds himself pulled once more into a world he had so desperately tried to avoid. The fifth installment of the Man on the Run series wrestles with some of the most pressing issues of our time, from human trafficking to the role of violence as a tool in securing peace. It forces us to look at what lies beneath the world around us, and question the lengths we would go for justice, and for love.
Behind closed doors, the world’s most powerful men make decisions that turn the tides of history. They go to extraordinary lengths to get what they want, even if that means betraying one of their own. Now, a secret half a century old has come back to haunt Max Harding, who’s life is torn to pieces as he learns he is not at all who he thought he was. Backed by the resources of the CIA, he sets out to find the truth about what happened to his family. His investigation leads to some of the twentieth century’s most notorious figures, from Heinrich Himmler to Howard Hughes, and there’s no telling how deep the roots of conspiracy go. Despite their power, they soon find out that no amount of money can protect them from a man set on vengeance. Man on the Run: Volume I—The Hildebrandt Dossier sets the groundwork of history and characters that reverberate throughout the rest of the series. Each volume can be read on its own; together, they tell the saga of love, ambition, fate, and luck as it weaves between generations and characters.
A RIVETING, GROUNDBREAKING ACCOUNT OF HOW THE WAR ON CRIME HAS TORN APART INNER-CITY COMMUNITIES Forty years in, the tough on crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that disproportionately affects Black communities. It has also torn at the lives of those on the outside. As arrest quotas and high tech surveillance criminalize entire blocks, a climate of fear and suspicion pervades daily life, not only for young men entangled in the legal system, but for their family members and working neighbors. Alice Goffman spent six years in one Philadelphia neighborhood, documenting the routine stops, searches, raids, and beatings that young men navigate as they come of age. In the course of her research, she became roommates with Mike and Chuck, two friends trying to make ends meet between low wage jobs and the drug trade. Like many in the neighborhood, Mike and Chuck were caught up in a cycle of court cases, probation sentences, and low level warrants, with no clear way out. We observe their girlfriends and mothers enduring raids and interrogations, "clean" residents struggling to go to school and work every day as the cops chase down neighbors in the streets, and others eking out a living by providing clean urine, fake documents, and off the books medical care. This fugitive world is the hidden counterpoint to mass incarceration, the grim underside of our nation's social experiment in punishing Black men and their families. While recognizing the drug trade's damage, On The Run reveals a justice system gone awry: it is an exemplary work of scholarship highlighting the failures of the War on Crime, and a compassionate chronicle of the families caught in the midst of it. "A remarkable feat of reporting . . . The level of detail in this book and Goffman's ability to understand her subjects' motivations are astonishing—and riveting."—The New York Times Book Review
Amos Bar Josef had not wanted to join the Dead Sea Scroll-writers, the Essenes, because of their stringent rules. He joined, however, to suit Esther, whose Uncle Mordecai, was the Guardian. Breaking rules, he wore his linen loin cloth outside, and his brothers ripped it off. He ran away naked through the crowd, gathered at the arrest of man called Jesus. (Mark 14:51-2). Then he joined the Sicarii, the rebels who fought Rome over taxes.
Life gives you the choice of love or money, rarely both. George Anderson, a farm boy from Illinois, wants it all. He seeks the other to secure both. His path to success includes the CIA, Columbian drug lords, and run-ins with some of the world’s most powerful and secretive people. His drive to become rich is rooted in betrayal. How much is enough? Does money alone make a person rich? Does love have a role? How to Get Rich is a fast-paced thriller over a deep and complex ocean of human desires.
Matt, a gambler from South Africa meets Julia, a gap year honour student from England, and makes more money in one spin at the roulette table than anyone in history. He attributes his win to her. They fall in love, but life gets in the way. Set over three continents and four decades, this story of will, luck, fate and hope is destined to remain with you long after you finish the last page.
"Full of flavor, wit, and drama." --QBR Step into the world of four married men whose vows didn't guarantee them a "happily ever after". . . Kyle runs a booming business, but his main job is hiding his wife from the sistahs who would skin him alive for marrying a woman like her. . .. Easy-going Allen can please his bossy Mama and his gold-digging fiancée--just not at the same time. . .. Big-hearted Wil's got a wife with a mouth so big she should consider a career in broadcasting. . ..And smooth and sexy Jay's "the man"--not only for his wife, but for all the other ladies he can't resist. But these lifelong friends find their lives turned upside-down when each one is shown the door by his furious woman. The result is a rowdy romp through no-tell motels, divorce court, and jail. And as they fend off strippers, trippers, psycho ex-football players, and worse, they know there's one thing they can always count on. . .each other. Praise For The Novels Of Carl Weber "A fast-paced mix of scandal, jealousy and wickedness." --Publishers Weekly on Player Haters "Compelling."--Booklist on Baby Momma Drama
An eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at the "crime of the century" and the legal proceedings that followed sheds new light on the arrest and trial of O. J. Simpson, the evidence in the case, and the role of the prosecution and defense. 100,000 first printing. Tour.
Presents the story of a marathon runner as he describes the conditions that must be endured during competitions whose distances extend hundreds of miles and discusses why he is driven to participate in such an extreme sport.