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Chris Gibson - Author

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Books by Chris Gibson

Typhoon to Typhoon

Typhoon to Typhoon

Author: Chris Gibson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2019

Journeys Become Stories Poetic Experiments

Journeys Become Stories Poetic Experiments

Author: Chris Gibson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2019

The Unassuming Collection

The Unassuming Collection

Author: Chris Gibson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2018

Rally Point Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream

Rally Point Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream

Author: Chris Gibson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2017

A smart and surprising political inventory for how America can reunite and revitalize in a time of crisis. Written by an admired leader of the Republican party, RALLY POINT: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream looks past the 2016 election, past the finger pointing and conventional political thinking, to focus on clear, primary principles that conservatives must debate and defend to protect the future of America. Raised in a working-class family in upstate New York, the first in his family to go to college, paid for in part by his service in the National Guard, Chris Gibson rose from Private to Colonel in the Army, including combat command in the storied 82nd Airborne Division. RALLY POINT is his story: what he's learned from the School of Hard Knocks and how he's applied those precious life lessons during his service in Iraq and in Congress. Drawn from a deep appreciation of history and American exceptionalism, Gibson provides incisive and frank analysis of the current political environment, including President Trump, and provides a roadmap based on time-tested Founding principles to help unite our country and revitalize the American Dream. RALLY POINT is a thoughtful, compelling, enjoyable read - a must for serious-minded Americans looking for answers in this challenging political environment.

Rally Point

Rally Point

Author: Chris Gibson Format: eBook Release Date: 03/10/2017

A smart and surprising political inventory for how America can reunite and revitalize in a time of crisis.Written by an admired leader of the Republican party, RALLY POINT: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream looks past the 2016 election, past the finger pointing and conventional political thinking, to focus on clear, primary principles that conservatives must debate and defend to protect the future of America.Raised in a working-class family in upstate New York, the first in his family to go to college, paid for in part by his service in the National Guard, Chris Gibson rose from Private to Colonel in the Army, including combat command in the storied 82nd Airborne Division. RALLY POINT is his story: what he's learned from the "e;School of Hard Knocks"e; and how he's applied those precious life lessons during his service in Iraq and in Congress.Drawn from a deep appreciation of history and American exceptionalism, Gibson provides incisive and frank analysis of the current political environment, including President Trump, and provides a roadmap based on time-tested Founding principles to help unite our country and revitalize the American Dream. RALLY POINT is a thoughtful, compelling, enjoyable read - a must for serious-minded Americans looking for answers in this challenging political environment.

Music Festivals and Regional Development in Australia

Music Festivals and Regional Development in Australia

Author: Chris Gibson, John Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2016

Throughout the world, the number of festivals has grown exponentially in the last two decades, as people celebrate local and regional cultures, but perhaps more importantly as local councils and other groups seek to use festivals both to promote tourism and to stimulate rural development. However, most studies of festivals have tended to focus almost exclusively on the cultural and symbolic aspects, or on narrow modelling of economic multiplier impacts, rather than examining their long-term implications for rural change. This book therefore has an original focus. It is structured in two parts: the first discusses broad issues affecting music festivals globally, especially in the context of rural revitalisation. The second part looks in more detail at a range of types of festivals commonly found throughout North America, Europe and Australasia, such as country music, jazz, opera and alternative music festivals. The authors draw on in-depth research undertaken over the past five years in a range of Australian places, which traces the overall growth of festivals of various kinds, examines four of the more important and distinctive music festivals, and makes clear conclusions on their significance for rural and regional change.

Nimrod's Genesis

Nimrod's Genesis

Author: Chris Gibson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2015

So...You Want To Buy A Franchise?

So...You Want To Buy A Franchise?

Author: Chris Gibson, Alan Guinn Format: eBook Release Date: 20/07/2012

Every year thousands of people just like you decide to start their own franchise business, this guide will help you make the right decision for you and your family. It's just become easier and more profitable for you. From cover to cover, SYWtBaF? offers you insight honed by multiple years of experience from the authors, Alan Guinn and Chris Gibson. Guinn, from the USA, and Gibson, from the UK, cover franchise guidelines and expectations on both sides of the Atlantic, with excellent tips and ideas. They communicate a unique and sometimes comic understanding about the process, what to look for in your own potential franchise purchase, and demonstrate how to create a business that is uniquely yours. From legal guidelines to anecdotal examples, both Guinn and Gibson share how Franchising creates bottom line opportunities for anyone interested in creating their own business. One must fully understand all the implications of purchase of a Franchise, including the operation of the business according to the Franchisor's guidelines. Guinn and Gibson recognize the uniquely human elements of decision-making that must go into the process of purchasing, start-up, and operating of a Franchise business, and offer both helpful and time and money saving tips they've discovered in their multiple years as Franchisors, Franchisor Representatives, and as Franchisees, themselves.

Music Festivals and Regional Development in Australia

Music Festivals and Regional Development in Australia

Author: Chris Gibson, Professor John Connell Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2012

Throughout the world, the number of festivals has grown exponentially in the last two decades, as people celebrate local and regional cultures, but perhaps more importantly as local councils and other groups seek to use festivals both to promote tourism and to stimulate rural development. However, most studies of festivals have tended to focus almost exclusively on the cultural and symbolic aspects, or on narrow modelling of economic multiplier impacts, rather than examining their long-term implications for rural change. This book therefore has an original focus. It is structured in two parts: the first discusses broad issues affecting music festivals globally, especially in the context of rural revitalisation. The second part looks in more detail at a range of types of festivals commonly found throughout North America, Europe and Australasia, such as country music, jazz, opera and alternative music festivals. The authors draw on in-depth research undertaken over the past five years in a range of Australian places, which traces the overall growth of festivals of various kinds, examines four of the more important and distinctive music festivals, and makes clear conclusions on their significance for rural and regional change.

Festival Places Revitalising Rural Australia

Festival Places Revitalising Rural Australia

Author: Chris Gibson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2011

Festivals have burgeoned in rural areas, revitalising old traditions and inventing new reasons to celebrate. How do festivals contribute to tourism, community and a rural sense of belonging? What are their cultural, environmental and economic dimensions? This book answers such questions - featuring contributions from leading geographers, historians, anthropologists, tourism scholars and cultural researchers. It draws on a range of case studies: from the rustic charm of agricultural shows and family circuses to the effervescent festival of Elvis Presley impersonators in Parkes; from wildflower collecting to the cosmopolitan beats of ChillOut, Australia's largest non-metropolitan gay and lesbian festival. Festivals as diverse as youth surfing carnivals, country music musters, Aboriginal gatherings in the remote Australian outback, Scottish highland gatherings and German Christmas celebrations are united in their emphasis on community, conviviality and fun.

Festival Places Revitalising Rural Australia

Festival Places Revitalising Rural Australia

Author: Chris Gibson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2011

Festivals have burgeoned in rural areas, revitalising old traditions and inventing new reasons to celebrate. How do festivals contribute to tourism, community and a rural sense of belonging? What are their cultural, environmental and economic dimensions? This book answers such questions - featuring contributions from leading geographers, historians, anthropologists, tourism scholars and cultural researchers. It draws on a range of case studies: from the rustic charm of agricultural shows and family circuses to the effervescent festival of Elvis Presley impersonators in Parkes; from wildflower collecting to the cosmopolitan beats of ChillOut, Australia's largest non-metropolitan gay and lesbian festival. Festivals as diverse as youth surfing carnivals, country music musters, Aboriginal gatherings in the remote Australian outback, Scottish highland gatherings and German Christmas celebrations are united in their emphasis on community, conviviality and fun.

Sound Tracks Popular Music Identity and Place

Sound Tracks Popular Music Identity and Place

Author: Chris Gibson, Professor John Connell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2002

Sound Tracks is the first comprehensive book on the new geography of popular music, examining the complex links between places, music and cultural identities. It provides an interdisciplinary perspective on local, national and global scenes, from the 'Mersey' and 'Icelandic' sounds to 'world music', and explores the diverse meanings of music in a range of regional contexts. In a world of intensified globalisation, links between space, music and identity are increasingly tenuous, yet places give credibility to music, not least in the 'country', and music is commonly linked to place, as a stake to originality, a claim to tradition and as a marketing device. This book develops new perspectives on these relationships and how they are situated within cultural and geographical thought.

Sound Tracks Popular Music Identity and Place

Sound Tracks Popular Music Identity and Place

Author: Chris Gibson, Professor John Connell Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2002

Sound Tracks is the first comprehensive book on the new geography of popular music, examining the complex links between places, music and cultural identities. It provides an interdisciplinary perspective on local, national and global scenes, from the 'Mersey' and 'Icelandic' sounds to 'world music', and explores the diverse meanings of music in a range of regional contexts. In a world of intensified globalisation, links between space, music and identity are increasingly tenuous, yet places give credibility to music, not least in the 'country', and music is commonly linked to place, as a stake to originality, a claim to tradition and as a marketing device. This book develops new perspectives on these relationships and how they are situated within cultural and geographical thought.