He was there! Apple Records former US manager Ken Mansfield takes a touching and comprehensive look back on one of rockânârollâs most significant events, while bringing an insiderâs perspective to the days leading up to those 42 fascinating minutes of the Beatles monumental rooftop concert. There are moments in time that cause us to stop and take notice of where we were and what we were doing when they happen in order to commit the experience to memory - how it made us feel, who was there with us, why it felt important. January 30, 1969, was one of those moments. There are those who were on the periphery of the event that day and heard what was going on, but as one of the few remaining insiders who accompanied the Beatles up onto the cold windswept roof of the Apple building, Ken Mansfield had a front row seat to the full sensory experience of the moment and witnessed what turned out to be beginning of the end. Ken shares in The Roof: The Beatles Final Concert the sense that something special was taking place before his eyes that would live on forever in the hearts and souls of millions. As the US manager of Apple, Ken Mansfield was on the scene in the days, weeks, and months leading up to this monumental event. He shares his insights into the factors that brought them up onto that roof and why one of the greatest bands of all time left it all on that stage. Join Ken as he reflects on the relationships he built with the "fab four" and the Apple corps and what each player meant to this symphony of music history.
Â©2018 Ken Mansfield (P)2018 Ken Mansfield
Religion can be both inspiring and distressing. Many critiques of it are simultaneously compelling and dubious. Shay examines atheist arguments with a refreshing modern eye in this comprehensive look at our most fundamental questions about faith and reason.
Prominent atheists claim the Bible is a racist text. Yet Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., read it daily. Then again, so didÂ many ardent segregationists. Some atheists claim religion serves to oppress the masses. Yet the classic text of the French Revolution, What Is the Third Estate?, was written by a priest. On the other hand, the revolutionaries ended up banning religion. What do we make of religionâs confusing role in history?Â
And what of religionâs relationship to science? Some scientists claim we have no free will. Others argue that advances in neurobiology and physics disprove determinism. As for whispering to the universe, an absurd habit, say the skeptics. Yet prayer is a transformative practice for millions.
This audiobook explores the most common atheist critiques of the Bible and religion, incorporating Jewish, Christian, and Muslim voices. The result is a fresh, modern reevaluation of religion and of atheism.
Â©2018 Scott A. Shay (P)2018 Scott A. Shay
A fun and informative compendium for Stephen King fans - interviews, essays, and loads of facts and details about all of his work. Fascinating facts, trivia, and little-known details about the Master of the Macabreâs life and work, plus interviews, essays, and insights for King fans, from the casual to the fanatical! Did you know: Â In his early teens, Stephen King sold typed copies of his short stories at school. King originally thought his novel Pet Sematary was too frightening to publish. Kingâs legendary Dark Tower series took him more than 30 years to write. Thinner was the novel that revealed his âRichard Bachmanâ pseudonym to the world. King wrote The Eyes of the Dragon for his daughter Naomi. He has never liked Stanley Kubrickâs film version of his novel The Shining. It took him four years to write what some consider his magnum opus, IT. The 2017 film version of IT has grossed more than $700 million worldwide. In addition to novels, King has written essays, plays, screenplays, and even poetry.
Â©2018 Stephen Spignesi (P)2018 Stephen Spignesi