Author: Michael Jackson
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 9780307716989
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The #1 New York Times bestseller! Michael Jackson’s one and only autobiography – his life, in his words. With original Foreword by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, a new Introduction by Motown founder Berry Gordy, and an Afterword by Michael Jackson’s editor and publisher, Shaye Areheart. “I’ve always wanted to be able to tell stories, you know, stories that came from my soul. I’d like to sit by a fire and tell people stories – make them see pictures, make them cry and laugh, take them anywhere emotionally with something as deceptively simple as words. I’d like to tell tales to move their souls and transform them. I’ve always wanted to be able to do that. Imagine how the great writers must feel, knowing they have that power. I sometimes feel I could do it. It’s something I’d like to develop. In a way, songwriting uses the same skills, creates the emotional highs and lows, but the story is a sketch. It’s quicksilver. There are very few books written on the art of storytelling, how to grip listeners, how to get a group of people together and amuse them. No costumes, no makeup, no nothing, just you and your voice, and your powerful ability to take them anywhere, to transform their lives, if only for minutes.” –Michael Jackson, in Moonwalk From the 1988 edition: Megastar Michael Jackson’s singularly brilliant career and intensely private lifestyle have become a magnificent obsession for millions of rock fans and celebrity watchers throughout the world. His double-platinum singles rocket to the top of the music charts with a velocity equaled only by the inevitable accompaniment of wild rumors about his eccentric personal life. Now for the first time, Michael Jackson breaks the fiercely guarded barrier of silence that has surrounded him in a remarkably candid and courageous book — Moonwalk. In this intimate and often moving personal account of Michael Jackson’s public and private life, he recalls a childhood that was both harsh and joyful but always formidable. Michael and his brothers played amateur music shows and seamy Chicago strip joints until Motown’s corporate image makers turned the Jackson 5 into worldwide superstars. Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 have combined sales of over 200 million albums. He talks about the happy prankster days of his youth, traveling with his brothers, and of his sometimes difficult relationships with his family over the years. He speaks candidly about the inspiration behind his music, his mesmerizing dance moves, and the compulsive drive to create that has made him one of the biggest stars in the music business and a legend in his own time. The Guinness Book of World Records lists Thriller as the biggest-selling-album of all time. In Moonwalk, Michael Jackson shares his personal feelings about some of his most public friends…friends like Diana Ross, Berry Gordy, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, Fred Astaire, Marlon Brando, and Katharine Hepburn. He talks openly about the crushing isolation of his fame, of his first love, of his plastic surgery, and of his wholly exceptional career and the often bizarre and unfair rumors that have surrounded it. Illustrated with rare photographs from Jackson family albums and Michael’s personal photographic archives, as well as a drawing done by Michael exclusively for this book, Moonwalk is a memorable journey to the very heart and soul of a modern musical genius. From the Hardcover edition.

Moon Walk

Author: Michael Jackson
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0307716988
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Michael Jackson's only autobiography, illustrated with rare photographs from Jackson family albums and Michael's personal photographic archives, as well as a drawing done by Michael exclusively for this book.


Author: David Jenkins
Publisher: Circa
ISBN: 9780993072178
Size: 51.63 MB
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The Apollo 11 mission began as a challenge. In 1961 President John F Kennedy committed the United States to achieving, within the decade, the goal of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth. This book tells the Apollo 11 story through the medium of artist Adrian Buckley's atmospheric imagery. It is a story of epic heroism and technological endeavour, a tale of three extraordinary men and their incredible achievement: Mission Commander Neil Armstrong, Lunar Module Pilot Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin and Command Module Pilot Michael Collins. On 21 July 1969, when Neil Armstrong opened the hatch in the Lunar Module and descended the ladder to set foot on the surface of the Moon, he became in an instant the greatest traveller in human history. Written for children, but with parents very much in mind, this is a book to be explored and enjoyed.

America Dancing

Author: Megan Pugh
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300201311
Size: 72.51 MB
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An exuberant history of American dance, told through the lives of virtuoso performers who have defined the art


Author: Judy Donnelly
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0394824571
Size: 10.57 MB
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Narrates the preparations and activities which culminated in man's first landing on the moon in July 1969.


Author: Sean Callery
Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 0237542064
Size: 74.45 MB
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In the Space Center, Jay gets to see the first men land on the moon Jay's dad is a space scientist, and when the first men fly to the moon, Jay is allowed inside the Space Center for a closeup view. His diary tells the story of that exciting week, from scary moments when things nearly go wrong to the historic moon landing and splashdown back on Earth.


Author: G.C. Rosenquist
Publisher: Champagne Books
ISBN: 1771551526
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In the 22nd Century, Earth has fought an army of invaders from the Pleiades system to a stand-still. Enemy bases are positioned all over the Earth with their main base on the Moon. All are protected by an impenetrable energy field. Once Earth scientists have figured out how to penetrate that energy field , a sophisticated, secret plan is set into action, a plan consisting of psychics, soldiers and spies all working together. But the plan’s success depends upon a lone soldier who has to walk across 1,500 miles of the most rugged, exposed and dangerous terrain on the surface of the Moon. With high altitude, invisible, government telescopes, a secret army of psychic soldiers watching him, and spies at every Pleiadian base on Earth, Quint faces starvation, thirst and a leaky battlesuit in his epic journey to save Earth.

After The Moonwalk

Author: Davis-Vautrin
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595187757
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After the Moonwalk is a tale of love - as such, a story about desire and definition; conquest, image and illusion; surrender and elegance; freedom; memory and trespass. A lounge, a boudoir, a loft and its window of one thousand tinted tiles, form part of the backdrop for the unlikely cast: Marie-Antoinette, Scheherezade, Achilles, Elvis Blue, and York. A bibliophilic visitor flounders about, from hotel room to the streets, from time to time, unidentified. There are pasts and revelation; there is a romantic triangle or two, but the geometry is suspect.

Moonwalk With Your Eyes

Author: Tammy Plotner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441906465
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Of all the many things we can look at in the night sky, the Moon is one of the richest in its ever-changing detail, as changes in light and shadow daily transform what you can see of every feature. Whether you use binoculars, a small telescope or a large one, you will find the Moon offers new horizons rich in exploration opportunities. Moonwalk with Your Eyes guides the reader quickly through lunar basics: how to determine the lunar day and what lunar terminology you might encounter here and in other books. From there, you'll be taken on a guided visual journey that encompasses what can be seen at any give time for all levels of observers.

Moonwalk Book

Author: Frederic P. Miller
ISBN: 9786130766832
Size: 37.63 MB
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Moonwalk is an autobiography written by American musician Michael Jackson. The book was first published in February 1988, a year after the release of Jackson's Bad album, and named after Jackson's signature dance move, the moonwalk. The book was edited by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and reached number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. The title of Moonwalk was derived from Michael Jackson's signature dance move, the moonwalk. The moonwalk presents the illusion that the dancer is stepping forward while actually moving backward. The dance move gained widespread popularity after being performed by Jackson on the 1983 television special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever, and has since become the most well known dance move in the world. The first manuscript of the book was written by Robert Hilburn, which was refused by the publishers, Doubleday, because it lacked juicy details. A second manuscript was written by Stephen Davis, which Jackson drastically edited. Jackson finally decided to write the book himself, with help from Shaye Areheart (although there were reports that Areheart later quit after Jackson threw a snake at her).