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Masquerading in lamb's clothing, the Bedlington Terrier is a hard-as-nails, plucky terrier's terrier, whose charming appearance has attracted and surprised many dog lovers. Hailing from the Border Counties of England, the Bedlington Terrier makes a first-class active companion for the right home and family. Although the breed's popularity has never matched that of many other terriers, the Bedlington possesses many astounding virtues that recommend him to dog lovers. When given proper training and rearing, the breed can excel at any dog sport, from conformation exhibition and obedience to agility, flyball and earthdog trials. For a family seeking a watchdog, children's companion and weekend sports dog, the Bedlington Terrier has a lion's share of talent, courage and devotion to offer. This Special Limited Edition, written by terrier authority Muriel P. Lee, provides an insightful chapter on the breed's ancestry in England and its development in the United States, illustrated by early breed representatives and famous dogs from decades ago. The author also discusses the breed standard, breed characteristics and owner requirements. Chapters on selecting a breeder and puppy, rearing and training the puppy, grooming, feeding and healthcare provide the owner with a complete, comprehensive guide to this rewarding and challenging terrier.
A teen idol of the 1950s who virtually invented the singer/songwriter/heartthrob combination that still tops pop music today, Paul Anka rocketed to fame with a slew of hits-from "Diana" to "Put Your Head on my Shoulder"-that earned him a place touring with the major stars of his era, including Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buddy Holly. He wrote Holly's last hit, and just missed joining the rocker on his final, fatal plane flight. Anka also stepped in front of the camera in the teen beach-party movie era, scoring the movies and romancing their starlets, including Annette Funicello. When the British invasion made his fans swoon for a new style of music-and musician - Anka made sure he wasn't conquered. A rapier-canny businessman and image-builder who took his career into his own hands-just as he had from the very beginning, swiping his mother's car at fourteen to drive himself, underage, to his first gigs in Quebec-Anka toured the world until he could return home in triumph. A charter member of the Rat Pack, he wrote the theme music for The Tonight Show as well as his friend Frank Sinatra's anthem "My Way". By the 1970s, a multi-decade string of pop chart-toppers, including "Puppy Love" and "(You're) Having My Baby", cemented his status as an icon. My Way is bursting with rich, rollicking stories of the business and the people in Anka's life: Elizabeth Taylor, Dodi Fayed, Tom Jones, Michael Jackson, Adnan Khashoggi, Little Richard, Brooke Shields, Johnny Roselli, Sammy Davis, Jr. , Brigitte Bardot, Barnum & Bailey Circus acrobats, and many more. Anka is forthcoming, funny and smart as a whip about the business he's been in for almost six decades. My Way moves from New York to Vegas, from the casino stage to backstages all over the world. It's the most entertaining autobiography of the year.
Part of the 1960s Pop Art movement along with Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, Rosenquist's dramatic, surreally juxtaposed images revolutionized 20th-century painting. His candid memoir offers a unique look inside the contemporary art world.
For the First Time in Paperback with a New Foreword, is a Kaleidoscopic Look at the Many Faces of Bob DylanFor almost half a century, Bob Dylan has been a primary catalyst in rock's shifting sensibilities. Few American artists are as important, beloved, and endlessly examined, yet he remains something of an enigma. Who, we ask, is the "real" Bob Dylan? Is he Bobby Zimmerman, yearning to escape Hibbing, Minnesota, or the Woody Guthrie wannabe playing Greenwich Village haunts? Folk Messiah, Born-Again Bob, Late-Elvis Dylan, Jack Fate, or Living National Treasure? In Who Is That Man?, timed for Dylan's 75th birthday, David Dalton--cultural historian, journalist, screenwriter, and novelist--paints a revealing portrait of the rock icon, ingeniously exposing the three-card monte games he plays with his persona.Guided by Dalton's cutting-edge insights and myth-debunking point of view, Who Is That Man? follows Dylan's imaginative life, integrating actual events with Dylan's words and those of the people who know him most intimately. Drawing upon Dylan's friends and fellow eyewitnesses--including Marianne Faithfull, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Stampfel , Larry "Ratso" Sloman, Eric Andersen, Nat Hentoff, Andrew Oldham, Nat Finkelstein, and others--this book will provide a new perspective on the man, the myth, and the musical era that forged them both.that you find a book in which the music is discussed as adroitly as any aspect of the life... Dalton is a penetrating critic."--Colin Fleming, Washington Post "Addictive reading... This approach would have crumbled in lesser hands, but Dalton does a stunningly good job."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "The mysteries of Bob Dylan captured in even-handed, never-boring fashion... This lively and literate attempt to read a half-century's worth of brain scans from a literal living legend strikes the right balance between admiration and skepticism."--Kirkus Reviews "All David Dalton's books are wonderful, but Who Is That Man? is especially insightful, funny, and beautifully written."--Marianne Faithfull "Dalton's crazy poetic prose first caught my eye in Rolling Stone back in the day. Have loved his writing ever since. Oh yeaah!"--Steven Tyler "The first truly hip analysis of the ultimate hipster." --Lenny Kaye
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