After the Music Stopped

After the Music Stopped
Author: Alan S. Blinder
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-01-24
ISBN 10: 1101605871
ISBN 13: 9781101605875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Music Stopped Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller "Blinder's book deserves its likely place near the top of reading lists about the crisis. It is the best comprehensive history of the episode... A riveting tale." - Financial Times One of our wisest and most clear-eyed economic thinkers offers a masterful narrative of the crisis and its lessons. Many fine books on the financial crisis were first drafts of history—books written to fill the need for immediate understanding. Alan S. Blinder, esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, held off, taking the time to understand the crisis and to think his way through to a truly comprehensive and coherent narrative of how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to fight it, and what we can do from here—mired as we still are in its wreckage. With bracing clarity, Blinder shows us how the U.S. financial system, which had grown far too complex for its own good—and too unregulated for the public good—experienced a perfect storm beginning in 2007. Things started unraveling when the much-chronicled housing bubble burst, but the ensuing implosion of what Blinder calls the “bond bubble” was larger and more devastating. Some people think of the financial industry as a sideshow with little relevance to the real economy—where the jobs, factories, and shops are. But finance is more like the circulatory system of the economic body: if the blood stops flowing, the body goes into cardiac arrest. When America’s financial structure crumbled, the damage proved to be not only deep, but wide. It took the crisis for the world to discover, to its horror, just how truly interconnected—and fragile—the global financial system is. Some observers argue that large global forces were the major culprits of the crisis. Blinder disagrees, arguing that the problem started in the U.S. and was pushed abroad, as complex, opaque, and overrated investment products were exported to a hungry world, which was nearly poisoned by them. The second part of the story explains how American and international government intervention kept us from a total meltdown. Many of the U.S. government’s actions, particularly the Fed’s, were previously unimaginable. And to an amazing—and certainly misunderstood—extent, they worked. The worst did not happen. Blinder offers clear-eyed answers to the questions still before us, even if some of the choices ahead are as divisive as they are unavoidable. After the Music Stopped is an essential history that we cannot afford to forget, because one thing history teaches is that it will happen again.

When the Music Stopped

When the Music Stopped
Author: Casey J Hayes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-01-27
ISBN 10: 9789493276079
ISBN 13: 9493276074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Music Stopped Book Review:

Fictionalized account of Willy Rosen's life as a German-Jewish entertainer who performed at Westerbork and was sent on one of the last trains to the east to the gaschambers of Auschwitz.

When the Music Stopped

When the Music Stopped
Author: Bob Cafaro
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2015-12-13
ISBN 10: 9780997143218
ISBN 13: 0997143215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Music Stopped Book Review:

Bob's book details his battles against Multiple Sclerosis from his first symptoms to the point of his near complete debilitation. This is the guide Bob wished he had when he was diagnosed. It describes his hopelessness along with many experiences in his life that were used to successfully fight the disease. Here is his story along with a guide to the mindset, diet and exercise regimen he used to emerge victorious.

When the Music Stopped

When the Music Stopped
Author: Thomas J. Cottle
Publsiher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN 10: 0791485544
ISBN 13: 9780791485545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Music Stopped Book Review:

A son’s coming to terms with his mother’s decision to abandon her career as a concert pianist in order to raise her children.

When the Music Stopped

When the Music Stopped
Author: Elisabeth Ogilvie
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4431046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Music Stopped Book Review:

Eden, a writer, realizes that while she was finishing her third book unexpected events were developing in the town of Job's Harbor

Remembering Whitney

Remembering Whitney
Author: Cissy Houston
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-01-29
ISBN 10: 0062238418
ISBN 13: 9780062238412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remembering Whitney Book Review:

The definitive account of Whitney Houston’s astonishing life, ground-breaking career, and tragic death — complete with never-before-seen photographs — from the only one who truly knows the story behind the headlines: her mother, Cissy Houston. Cissy has said little publicly about Whitney’s heart-breaking death. Now, for the first time, she opens up and shares the unbelievable story of her daughter’s life, as well as her own, and addresses Whitney’s brightest and darkest moments. A legendary Grammy Award–winning gospel singer in her own right, Cissy Houston shows how the lessons from her own musical journey helped to shape Whitney’s career — from teaching Whitney to use her voice, to keeping her level-headed throughout her meteoric rise to fame. With candor and respect, she sets the record straight about Whitney, exploring both her turbulent marriage and her misunderstood struggles with drug abuse. Cissy goes behind the tabloid headlines to show fans around the world the true, human side of a strong, successful — yet flawed — musical icon who died much too young.

When the Music Stopped

When the Music Stopped
Author: Bernie Woods
Publsiher: Barricade Books Incorporated
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105018476502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Music Stopped Book Review:

At the height of the big band era. Presents what are essentially his memories. Woods offers a collection of music business reminsences and anecdotes.

When the Music Stopped

When the Music Stopped
Author: Beryl Matthews
Publsiher: Allison & Busby Ltd
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-03-23
ISBN 10: 0749021624
ISBN 13: 9780749021627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Music Stopped Book Review:

London, 1912. Identical twins Lester and Lillia Holdsworth are destined for the stage. Lester is a brilliant pianist; Lillia a magnificent opera singer. But their cruel father has other ideas for their future. Lester is sent to a military academy, while Lillia must marry Lord Dalton - a self righteous, pompous friend of her father's looking for a young wife to give him an heir. Yet their plans to defy their father's wishes are put on hold when war breaks out in 1914. Suddenly Lester is flying planes for the RFC and Lillia trains as a nurse to help those wounded at home, and then abroad. For both twins, the fighting brings hardships and difficult choices. They wait in hope, like the rest of Europe, for the war to end and the music to start again.

In FED We Trust

In FED We Trust
Author: David Wessel
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-08-04
ISBN 10: 0307459705
ISBN 13: 9780307459701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In FED We Trust Book Review:

“Whatever it takes” That was Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s vow as the worst financial panic in more than fifty years gripped the world and he struggled to avoid the once unthinkable: a repeat of the Great Depression. Brilliant but temperamentally cautious, Bernanke researched and wrote about the causes of the Depression during his career as an academic. Then when thrust into a role as one of the most important people in the world, he was compelled to boldness by circumstances he never anticipated. The president of the United States can respond instantly to a missile attack with America’s military might, but he cannot respond to a financial crisis with real money unless Congress acts. The Fed chairman can. Bernanke did. Under his leadership the Fed spearheaded the biggest government intervention in more than half a century and effectively became the fourth branch of government, with no direct accountability to the nation’s voters. Believing that the economic catastrophe of the 1930s was largely the fault of a sluggish and wrongheaded Federal Reserve, Bernanke was determined not to repeat that epic mistake. In this penetrating look inside the most powerful economic institution in the world, David Wessel illuminates its opaque and undemocratic inner workings, while revealing how the Bernanke Fed led the desperate effort to prevent the world’s financial engine from grinding to a halt. In piecing together the fullest, most authoritative, and alarming picture yet of this decisive moment in our nation’s history, In Fed We Trust answers the most critical questions. Among them: • What did Bernanke and his team at the Fed know–and what took them by surprise? Which of their actions stretched–or even ripped through–the Fed’s legal authority? Which chilling numbers and indicators made them feel they had no choice? • What were they thinking at pivotal moments during the race to sell Bear Stearns, the unsuccessful quest to save Lehman Brothers, and the virtual nationalization of AIG, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac? What were they saying to one another when, as Bernanke put it to Wessel: “We came very close to Depression 2.0”? • How well did Bernanke, former treasury secretary Hank Paulson, and then New York Fed president Tim Geithner perform under intense pressure? • How did the crisis prompt a reappraisal of the once-impregnable reputation of Alan Greenspan? In Fed We Trust is a breathtaking and singularly perceptive look at a historic episode in American and global economic history.

He Stopped Loving Her Today

He Stopped Loving Her Today
Author: Jack Isenhour
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 161703102X
ISBN 13: 9781617031021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

He Stopped Loving Her Today Book Review:

A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a country music masterpiece

Witch Is Why the Music Stopped

Witch Is Why the Music Stopped
Author: Adele Abbott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN 10: 9781546574545
ISBN 13: 1546574549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Witch Is Why the Music Stopped Book Review:

A custard cream shared...Just when Jill doesn't think anything else could surprise her, something does. And not in a good way....is half a custard cream I don't get to eat.

After the Music Stopped

After the Music Stopped
Author: Alan S. Blinder
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 014312448X
ISBN 13: 9780143124481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Music Stopped Book Review:

Assesses the U.S. financial crisis and its lessons, exploring its contributing factors while revealing its more devastating but lesser-known consequences and outlining potentially divisive solutions that may be necessary for recovery.

Bar Mitzvah Disco

Bar Mitzvah Disco
Author: Roger Bennett,Jules Shell,Nick Kroll
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:49015003158236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bar Mitzvah Disco Book Review:

A nostalgic collection of hilarious pictures and reminiscences based on the popular Web site, BarMitzvahDisco.com, celebrates the Jewish-American coming-of-age phenomenon in all its ritualistic, excessive, awkward glory, with essays on music, style, adolescence, and more from Sarah Silverman, Joel Stein, David Kohan, and Jonathan Safran Foer, among others. 30,000 first printing.

When the World Stopped to Listen

When the World Stopped to Listen
Author: Stuart Isacoff
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN 10: 0385352190
ISBN 13: 9780385352192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the World Stopped to Listen Book Review:

From the acclaimed author of A Natural History of the Piano, the captivating story of the 1958 international piano competition in Moscow, where, at the height of Cold War tensions, an American musician showed the potential of art to change the world. April of 1958--the Iron Curtain was at its heaviest, and the outcome of the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition seemed preordained. Nonetheless, as star musicians from across the globe descended on Moscow, an unlikely favorite emerged: Van Cliburn, a polite, lanky Texan whose passionate virtuosity captured the Russian spirit. This is the story of what unfolded that spring--for Cliburn and the other competitors, jurors, party officials, and citizens of the world who were touched by the outcome. It is a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most remarkable events in musical history, filled with political intrigue and personal struggle as artists strove for self-expression and governments jockeyed for prestige. And, at the core of it all: the value of artistic achievement, the supremacy of the heart, and the transcendent freedom that can be found, through music, even in the darkest moments of human history.

Queen of the Blues

Queen of the Blues
Author: Jennifer Warner
Publsiher: BookCaps Study Guides
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN 10: 1629173886
ISBN 13: 9781629173887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queen of the Blues Book Review:

Nicknamed the Queen of the Blues, Bessie Smith rose up from poverty in the American South to become one of the most famous and respected recording artists of her generation. Smith was at the forefront of transitioning blues music from a rural novelty to a legitimate art form that critics and audiences took seriously. Behind the scenes of her success, though, Bessie navigated a story family and personal life. She had adult sisters who depended on her for a living and yet disrespected her when she wasn’t around. Likewise, she settled with a husband, Jack Gee, who mistreated her in every possible way. This book looks at the incredible and influential life of Bessie Smith.

Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead
Author: Blair Jackson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9780859650755
ISBN 13: 0859650758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grateful Dead Book Review:

This definitive, illustrated biography of the Grateful Dead is also a nostalgic history of psychedelia, the West Coast sound, and American counterculture. The book's unique, encyclopedic, timeline format tells the real story of the band from childhood to the present day, incorporating rare and unseen photography which captures pivotal moments, both large and small. Seminal posters, memorabilia, and ephemera; personal essays that give revealing insights into life in the band and on the road; and all the facts--biographies of the band members, all the albums and key songs, and every tour date ever played--ensure that Grateful Dead: The Illustrated Trip will appeal to generations of "Deadheads" everywhere.

Inside Jazz inside Bebop

Inside Jazz  inside Bebop
Author: Leonard Feather
Publsiher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Total Pages: 103
Release: 1977-11-21
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X004800010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside Jazz inside Bebop Book Review:

Critic Leonard Feather was one of the earliest and most persistent champions of bop. It was he who persuaded RCA Victor that the new music was worth recording. His Inside Jazz is a full-length account of bop: its origins and development and the personalities of the musicians who created it. Numerous photographs and anecdotes bring this innovative era in jazz history back to life once more.

The Beatles Extraordinary Plagiarists

The Beatles Extraordinary Plagiarists
Author: MR Edgar O. Cruz,MR Justin John Mata
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2012-07
ISBN 10: 9789719495406
ISBN 13: 9719495405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beatles Extraordinary Plagiarists Book Review:

Well-researched and daring! A bomb waiting to explode! Revolutionary! THE BEATLES: EXTRAORDINARY PLAGIARISTS by EDGAR O. CRUZ cuts the Beatles? apple to reveal the core of the artistry: Where did all the pumping and smashing songs by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came from? Following their creative cycle, it presents the origination of the 213 officially released songs, the first it is ever attempted. The brief of two decades of extensive research and editorial work, this 172-page book in seven chapters details how African-Americans shaped the art of the Four Lads of Liverpool and made them the most viable rock act of all time. Based on the recollections of the Beatles and the group's constant insiders, past & present musicologists and pop culture historians, authoritative sources such as Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NME, Playboy, and the author's own unique probing on the subject, here's the Beatles naked!

A Little Bit of Grey

A Little Bit of Grey
Author: Gaelle Cathy
Publsiher: Gaelle Cathy
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2017-02-20
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9791096374076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Little Bit of Grey Book Review:

Sarah Weisman keeps running away from her feelings; to a college far away to avoid her high school crush, then back home to avoid her first love... All she wants now is to study, keep her head down, and ignore the feelings she keeps having for the wrong gender. So when she meets Letty Ortiz, an animal activist, outspoken lesbian who catches her eyes at first glance, she knows she should run again. But she doesn't. As they get to know each other, Sarah is once again faced with conflicting emotions...but while she's coming to terms with her feelings for Letty...the Latino woman is now the one confused. What if she had another agenda? Could she still get on with it? And would Sarah survive the betrayal?

I Am Perfect

I Am Perfect
Author: Lubna Kharusi
Publsiher: Lubybuby
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN 10: 9780993090134
ISBN 13: 0993090133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Perfect Book Review:

A song book that highlights that inside everyone there is a perfect and loving heart, and that if we uncover our perfection and recognise it in others we can change the world for the better. The song takes you through the personal journey of a little monster who discovers his self worth is not defined by his physical characteristics or by the definitions placed on him by others, but by how he allows his light and love to shine. Once he understands his own value he is able to see the perfection in others even when they are hurtful. He then goes on to show that if we all recognised the perfection in each other and acted from a place of love we can change the world to a better place. "Let us live the perfection that we are and uncover ourselves to shine like a star. Our potential never stops to spread love on this earth, it is why we are here, it is the reason for our birth."