The inside story of New Zealand's iconic independent record label
by the man who made it happen. I wanted to be more than just an
observer. I wanted to be a part of what was going on. I had told
someone and the word was out, and now I had to actually do this
thing. Start a record label. I must have been drunk. Roger Shepherd
was working in a Christchurch record shop when he realised the
local bands he loved needed someone to make their records. Flying... more...
On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby
players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the
forty-five original passengers and crew, only sixteen made it off
the mountain alive. For ten excruciating weeks they suffered
deprivations beyond imagining, confronting nature head-on at its
most furious and inhospitable. And to survive, they were forced
to do what would have once been unthinkable ...
This is... more...
A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing
between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and the
former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
In Absolutely on Music, internationally Haruki Murakami sits
down with his friend Seiji Ozawa, the revered former conductor of
the Boston Symphony Orchestra, for a series of conversations on
their shared passion: music. Over the course of two years, Murakami
and Ozawa... more...
"Phelps gets into the blood and guts of the story." -Gregg
Killing Her Wasn't Enough. . .
Sixteen-year-old Adrianne Reynolds couldn't unravel the twisted
tangles of jealousy and domination complicating her new life in
East Moline, Illinois. What began as a fresh start after a troubled
home life in Texas ended with Adrianne's body charred, stuffed into
garbage bags, and scattered. It seemed the work of hardened
criminals, but the truth was far... more...
Deadhouse: Life in a Coroner's Office chronicles the
exploits of a diverse team of investigators at a coroner's office
in Pittsburgh. Ed Strimlan is a doctor who never got to practice
medicine. Instead he discovers how people died. Mike Chichwak is
a stolid ex-paramedic, respected around the office for his
compassion and doggedness. Tiffani Hunt is twenty-one, a single
mother who questions whether she wants to spend her nights around... more...
Based on exclusive and unrestricted access to more than 5,000 pages
of personal writings and family photos, this definitive biography
of German physician and SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer Josef Mengele
(1911-1979) probes the personality and motivations of Auschwitz's
"Angel of Death." From May 1943 through January 1945, Mengele
selected who would be gassed immediately, who would be worked to
death, and who would serve as involuntary guinea pigs for his
Was Franco sympathetic to Nazi Germany? Why didn't Spain enter
World War II? In what ways did Spain collaborate with the Third
Reich? How much did Spain assist Jewish refugees?
This is the first book in any language to answer these
intriguing questions. Stanley Payne, a leading historian of
modern Spain, explores the full range of Franco‚Äôs relationship
with Hitler, from 1936 to the fall of the... more...
General Colin Gubbins was in charge of SOE during World War Two.
This is the first biography of a man who was destined to live his
life in the shadows. A biography of General Colin Gubbins, who was
in charge of SOE during World War II. Gubbins was destined, by the
nature of his profession, to live a secretive life, and the book,
which incorporates much previously unpublished material, offers
revelations about the man and his mysterious mission.
The number of women murdered and mutilated by Jack the Ripper is
impossible to know, although most researchers now agree on five
individuals. These five canonical cases have been examined at
length in Ripper literature, but other contemporary murders and
attacks bearing strong resemblance to the gruesome Ripper
slayings have received scant attention. These unsolved cases are
the focus of this intriguing book.
The volume... more...
In his autobiography, Bob Broeg's anecdotes and revelations include
stories about players, managers, owners, games, seasons,
personalities, writers and Broeg himself, fill the book and the