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Michael Jackson's musical popularity was vast in his lifetime and the legend that is The King of Pop lives on, a decade after his death. The Complete Michael Jackson is the ultimate reference book to MJ's long and storied career, from start to finish. It is packed with informative and insightful text and fantastic images incorporating every part of his career, from his artistic debut at five years of age as a member of the Jackson 5 to the preparation for his sell-out season at London's O2 arena. This is an exhaustive look at a titan of the music industry, and describes every album, recording, award and concert, resulting in a totally comprehensive guide to the pop idol whose songs and dance moves inspire each new generation of performers. If you want the definitive book about Michael Jackson, look no further: This Is It!
BEYONCE needs only a one-word introduction. Universally recognised and with a platform the world over, she is a singer, an artist, an activist and an icon. In this innovative graphic biography, Beyonce's genius is explored and celebrated like never before, with fun infographics looking at the highlights and successes of her career - from costume changes to record sales, her impressive vocal range to her work off-stage. Beyonce's astonishing accomplishments are showcased against fellow legends of the industry in addition to celebrating her achievements in her own right. Drawing on her 26-year career, Chris Roberts tells the story of how a young singer from Texas transformed herself into a globally revered performer who came to dominate the charts, our screens and even wardrobes. Who has come to represent so much more than the pop industry, through philanthropy, politics and campaigning, Beyonce has broken the mould of what it means to be a superstar and that star continues to rise.
The Landing at ANZAC, 1915 challenges many of the cherished myths of the most celebrated battle in Australian and New Zealand history - myths that have endured for almost a century. Told from both the ANZAC and Turkish perspectives, this meticulously researched account questions several of the claims of Charles Bean's magisterial and much-quoted Australian official history and presents a fresh examination of the evidence from a range of participants. The Landing at ANZAC, 1915 reaches a carefully argued conclusion in which Roberts draws together the threads of his analysis delivering some startling findings. But the author's interest extends beyond the simple debunking of hallowed myths, and he produces a number of lessons from the armies of today. This is a book that pulls the Gallipoli campaign into the modern era and provides a compelling argument for its continuing relevance. In short, today's armies must never forget the lessons of Gallipoli.
Gothic images are very much a part of contemporary culture, not least for a style tribe with a passion for black. Gothic has a very long history stretching over hundreds of years of aesthetic evolution, becoming a form of sensational narrative that encompasses fiction, film, television and graphic novels; a genre of underground rock music; and a distinctive visual aesthetic exploited in fashion, the visual arts and digital media. Gothic has proved marvellously adaptable, and fertile ground for endless imaginative reinvention. This book provides an introduction to the wealth of Gothic phenomena. If one thing is true, it is that Gothic knows no boundaries.
Welcome to the world of Justin Bieber. No ordinary teenager. Since being discovered on YouTube at the age of 15 by talent scout Scooter Braun, this Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has gone on to conquer the charts across the entire planet. Over the course of the past four years, Justin has sold over 15 million records, released three Number One albums, starred in his own mega-hit movie Never Say Never and is the most-followed person on Twitter, having amassed an army of 45 million fans This is the ultimate celebration of the prince of pop that no fan can be without. It is a beautifully packaged, fascinating and in-depth book that takes an up close and personal journey inside the life, music and costume changes of the world's most exciting and popular teen sensation.
Tom Jones is a living legend. The poor-boy-made-good has been a global superstar for most of his extensive career. He has know high after high and craftily re-invented himself where necessary to increase his fanbase and record sales. Tom Jones: A Life in Pictures simply tells the story of the original 'Voice' in superb contemporary photographs and insightful text.
The first of an ongoing series of short ghost and horror stories set in 21st century London.