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Joe Jackson

Full Name: Joe Jackson
Number of Works: 15
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ISBN: 0306810018, 9780306810015
Keywords: pilgrimage, musical, gravity, cure
Pages: 288
Published: 1999
  • Rating: 80%

He's the ManBritish musician and composer Joe Jackson is best known for a rapid-fire series of albums that emerged in the late '70s and early '80s. The first two, Look Sharp! and I'm the Man, were edgy, new-wave pop albums that placed him firmly in the then-emerging category of "angry young man" rockers such as Elvis Costello and Graham Parker. Not wanting to be so strictly categorized, Jackson dabbled in a variety of musical forms—reggae, jump-blues, traditional pop—to enthusiastic but sometimes small cult audiences. His last major popular success was 1982's Night and Day
ISBN: 0802775993, 9780802775993
Keywords: death, row, america, life, stockton, shocking, story, dennis, dead
Pages: 299
Published: 1999
  • Rating: 80%

In June, 1983, Dennis Stockton entered Death Row in Virginia's state penitentiary, accused of a murder he insisted he had not committed. For the next 12 years he remained there, during which time he helped plan the only successful mass escape from Death Row in our history (though he ultimately decided not to join the escapees), developed a career as a writer through a diary and newspaper columns, and continually proclaimed his innocence. His explosive diary entries - published in the (Norfolk) Virginian Pilot - about life on Death Row made him a marked man among prisoners and guards alike. D
ISBN: 0786710608, 9780786710607
Keywords: vanishing, west, justice, search, train, fugitive, leavenworth
Pages: 432
Published: 2001
  • Rating: 80%

For twenty-four years Frank Grigware ran from the law. Convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sentenced in 1909 to life in Leavenworth, America's first federal penitentiary, Grigware joined five other inmates in a daring escape. The six men hijacked a supply train and rammed it through the prison's west gate. Investigative journalist Joe Jackson, four-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and 2002 Edgar Award nominee for Best Fact Crime book, follows a young, guileless Grigware in a journey not to fabulous adventure in America's legendary West but rather to an ill-fated association with train robbers
ISBN: 0786712848, 9780786712847
Keywords: things, tennessee, state
Pages: 355
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%

In the waning days of one of the most unrecognized American exoduses of the twentieth-century, millions of broken people have left the strip mines of Appalachia in search of better things. In 1961, two of these yearning souls—Dahlia Jean Coker, the teenage daughter of a sluttish mother and a deadbeat Daddy, and "Twitch," an ex-con descended from the legendary outlaw Younger clan—are looking for their own ways out. After a botched robbery by Twitch, Dahlia takes the lead—with Twitch's loot and his teenage son—while the old man gives chase, with revenge in his h
ISBN: 0752207415, 9780752207414
Keywords: story, boyzone
Pages: 64
Published: 1995
ISBN: 1440695970, 9781440695971
Keywords: discover, oxygen, race, aristocrat, fire, heretic, world
Pages: 432
Published: 2007

Like Charles Seife’s Zero and Dava Sobel’s Longitude, this passionate intellectual history is the story of the intersection of science and the human, in this case the rivals who discovered oxygen in the late 1700s. That breakthrough changed the world as radically as those of Newton and Darwin but was at first eclipsed by revolution and reaction. In chronicling the triumph and ruin of the English freethinker Joseph Priestley and the French nobleman Antoine Lavoisier—the former exiled, the latter executed on the guillotine—A World on Fire illustrates the perilous place of