Chasing the Rising Sun

Chasing the Rising Sun


  • Release: 2007-07-13
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 1416539301
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Chasing the Rising Sun is the story of an American musical journey told by a prize-winning writer who traced one song in its many incarnations as it was carried across the world by some of the most famous singers of the twentieth century. Most people know the song "House of the Rising Sun" as 1960s rock by the British Invasion group the Animals, a ballad about a place in New Orleans -- a whorehouse or a prison or gambling joint that's been the ruin of many poor girls or boys. Bob Dylan did a version and Frijid Pink cut a hard-rocking rendition. But that barely scratches the surface; few songs have traveled a journey as intricate as "House of the Rising Sun." The rise of the song in this country and the launch of its world travels can be traced to Georgia Turner, a poor, sixteen-year-old daughter of a miner living in Middlesboro, Kentucky, in 1937 when the young folk-music collector Alan Lomax, on a trip collecting field recordings, captured her voice singing "The Rising Sun Blues." Lomax deposited the song in the Library of Congress and included it in the 1941 book Our Singing Country. In short order, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, and Josh White learned the song and each recorded it. From there it began to move to the planet's farthest corners. Today, hundreds of artists have recorded "House of the Rising Sun," and it can be heard in the most diverse of places -- Chinese karaoke bars, Gatorade ads, and as a ring tone on cell phones. Anthony began his search in New Orleans, where he met Eric Burdon of the Animals. He traveled to the Appalachians -- to eastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee, and western North Carolina -- to scour the mountains for the song's beginnings. He found Homer Callahan, who learned it in the mountains during a corn shucking; he discovered connections to Clarence "Tom" Ashley, who traveled as a performer in a 1920s medicine show. He went to Daisy, Kentucky, to visit the family of the late high-lonesome singer Roscoe Holcomb, and finally

Chasing A Flawed Sun

Chasing A Flawed Sun


  • Release: 2019-06-08
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 458 page
  • ISBN: 1733948503
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The phrase "Heroin saved my life" could be considered both controversial and even offensive to some. However in "Chasing a flawed sun" the author shows us how after breaking him down and almost taking his life several times, the battle with the drug did just that. This is a true story. A transparent story of the life of a young man in America, who, like many of our lost youth, found his way into the drug culture. This story is an autopsy into the mind, heart and soul of an addict. It begins at childhood and takes us through the thoughts, turmoil and inner conflicts of a person lost in the undercurrent of addiction, and ends in a climax of self discovery, and realization. It is a gripping tale of a suburban youth and his journey through the streets of Baltimore, institutions, prisons, addiction, and worst of all, his own mind. What makes it so unique is the vulnerability and transparency with which it is told. It is the goal of this story to not only to tell a vivid tale but to also share hope and experience with those who are actively struggling with their own demons, and to shed some light to those who have lost or are currently dealing with a loved one who is struggling with addiction, alcoholism and/or a lost sense of "self". Daniel McGhee lives and owns several businesses just outside of Baltimore, Md. He also owns a non-profit and works with addicts, children and homeless in his area. In his eighteen years in recovery he's learned to enjoy writing, fitness, and traveling the world. He enjoys going to other countries either for relief work, exploration or just chasing the sun that never ceases.

Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun


  • Release: 2012-10-01
  • Publisher: Pantera Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781921997150
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A thrilling black comedy about making the best of what little time we have left - with vampires! And genocide! A twisted tale about Feng Shui, vampires, drinking, pet psychiatry, genocide, belief and mortality. In this darkly comic, slow-burn fantasy thriller, nothing is as it seems. A nightclub opening becomes a fight for life and the discovered fountain of youth hides a movement to exterminate a race. Chasing the Sun’s twenty-something protagonist and narrator, Honda, is a disgruntled, cocaine-addicted con man posing as a Feng Shui expert. He’s also a vampire. His nightclub loving friends are also vampires, apart from a single mother, Rain. When Rain dies, Honda is the only one left to care for her young daughter Dip who brings him face to face with his mortality, and morality, as he tries to protect her. A thrilling black comedy about making the best of what little time we have left - with vampires! And genocide! A twisted tale about Feng Shui, vampires, drinking, pet psychiatry, genocide, belief and mortality. In this darkly comic, slow-burn fantasy thriller, nothing is as it seems. A nightclub opening becomes a fight for life and the discovered fountain of youth hides a movement to exterminate a race. Chasing the Sun’s twenty-something protagonist and narrator, Honda, is a disgruntled, cocaine-addicted con man posing as a Feng Shui expert. He’s also a vampire. His nightclub loving friends are also vampires, apart from a single mother, Rain. When Rain dies, Honda is the only one left to care for her young daughter Dip who brings him face to face with his mortality, and morality, as he tries to protect her. A thrilling black comedy about making the best of what little time we have left - with vampires! And genocide! A twisted tale about Feng Shui, vampires, drinking, pet psychiatry, genocide, belief and mortality. In this darkly comic, slow-burn fantasy thriller, nothing is as it seems. A nightclub opening becomes a fight for life and the discovered fount

Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun


  • Release: 2011-08-04
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 704 page
  • ISBN: 9780857209801
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The Sun is so powerful, so much bigger than us, that it is a terrifying subject. Yet though we depend on it, we take it for granted. Amazingly the first book of its kind, CHASING THE SUNis a cultural and scientific history of our relationship with the star that gives us life. Richard Cohen, applying the same mix of wide-ranging reference and intimate detail that won outstanding reviews for By the Sword, travels from the ancient Greek astronomers to modern-day solar scientists, from Stonehenge to Antarctica (site of the solar eclipse of 2003, when penguins were said to sing), Mexico's Aztecs to the Norwegian city of Tromso, where for two months of the year there is no Sun at all. He introduces us to the crucial 'sunspot cycle' in modern economics, the religious dances of Indian tribesmen, the histories of sundials and calendars, the plight of migrating birds, the latest theories of global warming, and Galileo recording his discoveries in code, for fear of persecution. And throughout, there is the rich Sun literature -- from the writings of Homer through Dante and Nietzsche to Keats, Shelley and beyond. Blindingly impressive and hugely readable, this is a tour de force of narrative non-fiction.

Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun


  • Release: 2019-10-01
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781643132860
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Our biology is set up to work in partnership with the sun. Little wonder then that humans have long worshipped and revered our nearest star: life itself arose on earth because its relationship with the sun was a special one, and that relationship still affects us well into the era of electric lighting, indoor workdays, and vitamin D supplements. What we are losing when we sever this ancient biological tie to the sun by spending more and more time inside during the day and surrounded by screens at night? Informed by cutting-edge scientific research and sparkling with memorable characters — from the modern druids who worship at Stonehenge each solstice to the Amish farmers who may have the right idea about healthy sleep patterns — Linda Geddes’s Chasing the Sun analyzes all aspects of our relationship to the sun, which continues to shape our bodies and minds in the twenty-first century. The fascinating stories, innovative science, and unique perspectives in this book make it clear that the ancients were right to put the sun at the center of our world, and it is crucial that we remember this bond as we shape our lives today.

Dragon Chasing the Sun

Dragon Chasing the Sun


  • Release: 2015-08-22
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  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 1516960432
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Sam Merry records his experiences of mysterious and exciting China between 2002-8, when he taught English in Beijing, Dongguan and Qingdao, before the Olympic Games.He examines the unpopular One-Child policy on family from the point of view of his Chinese wife's family. He looks at the concept of Shangrila, recounts an enjoyable day-trip to the Great Wall of China and re-examines the impact of Tiananmen, 1989 and what it tells us about the Party.He describes a long train through China and examines the "Chinglish" phenomenon, the meaning of Christmas and ubiquitous Chinese sexism in the Year of the Pig. He discusses excellent Chinese cuisine and questionable table manners, filial obedience, a Chinese Hospital in Qingdao and Teaching Expectations in China, as well as Olympic preparations. He meets his future Chinese wife's family for New Year and concludes with a look from 2015 at themes discussed in the book.Readers will find many interesting first-hand observations by a writer who has thought hard about what it means to be Chinese in his second home. With 75 black and white photographs

Chasing the Morning Sun

Chasing the Morning Sun


  • Release: 2012-09-26
  • Publisher: Casemate Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 160 page
  • ISBN: 9781909166769
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The first pilot to fly around the world in a homebuilt plane tells his remarkable story in this memoir of determination, courage and adventure. After beating cancer, Manuel Queiroz was ready to take on a life-changing goal—and decided that he would fly solo around the world. Five years later, he not only fulfilled that dream—setting six world speed records in the process—but did it in a plane he built himself. Now he shares the incredible story of his record-breaking journey in Chasing the Morning Sun. Over the course of thirty-nine days, Manuel flew 27,056 miles, making eighteen stops in twelve different countries. With no copilot to take over the controls or ground staff to handle repairs, Manuel flew through sandstorms in the Saudi desert and faced the ever-present threat of mechanical failure over an inhospitable ocean. Manuel was honored by the Royal Aero Club with their highest award, the Britannia Trophy, which was bestowed on him by His Royal Highness the Duke of York. Chasing the Morning Sun is both a rousing tale of adventure and the inspirational story of a man realizing his lifelong ambition.

Rising Sun to the Rescue

Rising Sun to the Rescue


  • Release: 2009-05-12
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 268 page
  • ISBN: 1546798811
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Rising Sun travels to rescue his cousins who along with the entire town have been held as hostages in the Oklahoma Territory. After freeing his cousins he travels to the Apache Nations to rescue his blood brother who is being held captive by the Comancheros. Rising Sun, his cousin and the cowboys from the Tribal Ranch have many adventures during these rescues. The story is full of action and will keep you on your seats edge reading all about it. If you enjoyed reading the story of Rising Sun To The Rescue then you will love the next book in the Rising Sun Series. Tell all your friends about the author Buddy Hannah.

Direct Translation Impossible  Tales from the Land of the Rising Sun

Direct Translation Impossible Tales from the Land of the Rising Sun


  • Release: 2014-10-01
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  • File: PDF, 184 page
  • ISBN: 1619612917
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Many Westerners are intrigued by Japanese culture, but only a small percentage of them get to see it up close. Very few of them indeed get as close as Chad Frisk. In his short new book he shares his experiences: - Struggling with and mastering a foreign language - Overcoming culture shock and its neglected cousin, reverse culture shock - Teaching English with no formal training - Breaking into traditional Japanese festivals - Managing cross-cultural miscommunication - Constantly feeling stupid This book is a window into the life of a foreigner in Japan and will appeal to anyone who is considering teaching English abroad, wants to see Japan from the inside without buying a plane ticket, or enjoys the occasional dose of schadenfreude.