One Way Out is the powerful biography of The Allman Brothers Band, an oral history written with the band’s participation and filled with original, never-before-published interviews as well as personal letters and correspondence. This is the most in-depth look at a legendary American rock band that has meant so much to so many for so long.For twenty-five years, Alan Paul has covered and written about The Allman Brothers Band, conducting hundreds of interviews, riding the buses with them, attending rehearsals and countless shows. He has interviewed every living band member for this book as well as managers, roadies, and contemporaries, including: Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jaimoe, Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, the late Allen Woody, Jimmy Herring, Eric Clapton, Bob Weir, and many others.Tracking the band's career from their 1969 formation to today, One Way Out is filled with musical and cultural insights, riveting tales of sometimes violent personality conflicts and betrayals, drug and alcohol use, murder allegations and exoneration, tragic early deaths, road stories, and much more, including the most in-depth look at the acrimonious 2000 parting with founding guitarist Dickey Betts and behind-the-scenes information on the recording of At Fillmore East, Layla, Eat A Peach, Brothers and Sisters, and other classic albums.
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An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.
Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
About the Author
With more than ten million copies sold in the United States of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, and more than thirty-eight million copies sold worldwide in more than seventy countries, Khaled Hosseini is one of most widely read and beloved novelists in the entire world. The Kite Runner spent 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and A Thousand Splendid Suns debuted as a #1 New York Times bestseller, remaining in the #1 spot for fifteen weeks, and spending nearly an entire year on the bestseller list. Hosseini is a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.
Praise for And the Mountains Echoed: a novel by the bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns…
“Like [Hosseini’s] previous books, the new novel is a complex mosaic, a portrait of the Afghan diaspora as it is folded into the West and of those left behind. . . . The book is elevated by a strong sense of parable and some finely drawn characters and is inventively constructed as it leaps from voice to voice.”—Esquire
“A book we can’t wait for in 2013 . . . [Hosseini] broadens the scope with a multigenerational family saga that takes place in locations around the world.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Hosseini returns with an instantly relatable novel that follows generations of a troubled family across the Middle East.”—Marie Claire
“The beautiful writing, full of universal truths of loss and identity, makes each section a jewel . . . Hosseini’s eye for detail and emotional geography makes this a haunting read.”—Publishers Weekly
“Captivating and affecting . . . A masterful and compassionate storyteller, Hosseini traces the traumas and scarring of tyranny, war, crime, lies, and illness in the intricately interconnected, heartbreaking, and transcendent lives of his vibrantly realized characters to create a grand and encompassing tree of life.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Hosseini weaves a gorgeous tapestry of disparate characters joined by threads of blood and fate. . . . In this uplifting and deeply satisfying book, Hosseini displays an optimism not so obvious in his previous works. Readers will be clamoring for it.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“In And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini presents a multitude of windows into the souls affected by these events. The novel's rich kaleidoscope of images coalesces around one theme: the powerful and often excruciating legacy of family ties within the maelstrom of history.”—Shelf Awareness
“Fiction Top Pick . . . Engrossing . . . Ultimately, And the Mountains Echoed is about the human endeavor to transcend difference.”—Bookpage
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The epic story of one of America's greatest soldiers, Ranger Hall of Fame member Gary O'Neal, who served his country for forty years
Chief Warrant Officer Gary O’Neal is no ordinary soldier. For nearly forty years, he has fought America’s enemies, becoming one of the greatest Warriors this nation has ever known. Part Native American, O’Neal was trained in both military combat and the ways of his native people, combining his commitment to freedom with his respect for the enemy, his technical fighting skills with his fierce warrior spirit.
From his first tour in Vietnam at seventeen to fighting in both Gulf wars, O’Neal was nothing less than a super soldier. A minefield of aggression bordering on a justice-seeking vigilante, O’Neal kept fighting even when wounded, refusing to surrender in the face of nine serious injuries and being left more than once. O’Neal earned countless military honors as a member of the elite Army Rangers corps, a founding member of the legendary first Department of Defense antiterrorist team, a member of the Golden Knights Parachuting Team, and more, devoting his life to training the next generation of soldiers. His unbelievable true stories are both shocking and moving, a reminder of what it means to be a true American hero.
In O’Neal’s own words, he "wasn’t born a warrior"—life made him one. American Warrior will serve as inspiration for American men and women in uniform today, as well as appeal to the countless veterans who served their country alongside O’Neal.
About the Author
CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER GARY LEE O’NEAL (Ret.) trained from childhood in the warrior traditions of the Oglala Sioux and devoted nearly forty years with the U.S. Army Rangers and Special Forces. He lives in Raeford, North Carolina.
DAVID FISHER is the author of numerous bestsellers, including collaborations with George Burns, Terry Bradshaw, Nobel Prize winner Kary Mullis, Johnnie Cochran, William Shatner, Mafia Hitman Joey Black, and most recently, Harry Markopolos, the Madoff whistleblower.
Praise for American Warrior: The True Story of a Legendary Ranger…
"Like a primordial force from America's war-torn past comes Gary O'Neal. Good, bad, and ugly, his hero's tale is unmatched." —Weston Ochse, award-winning author of SEAL Team 666
“As a fellow Vietnam vet, I found Gary O'Neal's story of service in the American military a riveting tale of blood and grime and death that is not only vivid but absolutely accurate. His readers will find themselves on the ground at O'Neal's shoulder as he battles in his own unique way America's enemies. No back off and call in the artillery kind of troop, O'Neal goes after the enemy with his bare hands and is more than willing to wade in blood to win. After Vietnam, O'Neal continued to fight not only the enemy but the entrenched officer corps of the U.S. Army to train new brigades of battle-ready soldiers. Highly recommended for not only the arm-chair soldier but all those who might find themselves on the modern battlefield.” —Homer Hickam, author Rocket Boys (the basis of the film, October Sky), The Keeper's Son, The Far Reaches
“A remarkable story of a man imbued with the Warrior spirit who carried it to heights few ever reach…He epitomizes the term, Rangers Lead the Way.” —Robert Gilbert, Command Sargent Major
“’Warrior Big O’ Gary O'Neal, a Native American looked for his niche in life and found it in the United States Army Special Operations. This is a great story of a Native American who served his country with distinction and honor, and always continued the mission. I am proud to have him as my friend and brother in arms.” —Glen E. Morrell, 7th Sergeant Major of the Army, Ret
“Having spent more than 10 years in combat versus the enemies of the USA, I can think of no man alive that I would rather have on my Team than Gary Lee O'Neal. Gary O. does not seem to warm up to combat, unless he is bleeding about his own head and shoulders; then - the enemy is certain to die at the hands of Gary O. as he will simply 'twist' each of the enemy apart with his hands.” —Billy Waugh SGM(R) - SOG Operations Vietnam 1962-1972
“O’Neal’s tales of his life and war experiences are graphic and stunning. He is a hard-core member of American’s Special Forces warrior breed. Read this and know how the best of America’s Army Rangers survive on the battlefields of Vietnam and the secret wars.” —Eugene R Sullivan, Federal Judge, Vietnam Vet, Ranger Hall of Fame member, and author of Washington D.C. legal thrillers
“Gary O’Neal is the man for whom the term ‘warrior’ was invented, and his book is essential reading for everyone. Warning: once you start, you will not be able to stop until you’ve finished this remarkable work of a genuine American hero.” —Colonel Jack Jacobs, Ret, Medal of Honor recipient, and author
“Deep in the triple canopy jungles of Viet Nam, 1970, I witnessed the incredible feats of heroism of a young SP/4 Gary O’Neal, assigned to me as his 2nd Platoon Leader, Company C (Ranger), 75th Infantry (Airborne), for which he was awarded a Silver Star. His uncanny jungle prowess, absolute fearlessness, decisive actions and quick wit earned him respect, admiration and the love of the entire unit of Warrior LRP/Rangers. His book reveals how at a young age he developed and nurtured the inner Spirit that bred his Warrior nature. I am more than impressed with his array of accomplishments as a leader and instructor of America’s finest warriors. The reader will be enthralled as his story is revealing and hard-hitting, running the full gamut of emotions from abject fear to unbridled heroism, from tender love to devastatingly pointed destruction. Among our unique Brotherhood of Warriors, I am proud to have served with the absolute best: American Warrior Gary O’Neal. This story should be required reading for every patriot and a guide for every young aspiring person who seeks to become one of the elite Special Operations Forces.” —Gary Dolan, Esq., USMA 1969, Inductee Ranger Hall of Fame – 2011, author of Of Their Own Accord
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Earl “The Pearl” Monroe is a basketball legend whose impact on the game transcends statistics, a player known as much for his unorthodox, “playground” style of play as his championship pedigree. Observers said that watching him play was like listening to jazz, his moves resembling freefloating
improvisations. “I don’t know what I’m going to do with the ball,” Monroe once admitted, “and if I don’t know, I’m quite sure the guy guarding me doesn’t know either.”
Traded to the New York Knicks before the 1971–72 season, Monroe became a key member of the beloved, star-studded 1972–73 Knicks team that captured the NBA title. And now, on the 40th anniversary of that championship season—the franchise’s last—Monroe is finally ready to tell his remarkable story.
Written with bestselling author Quincy Troupe (Miles, The Pursuit of Happyness) Earl the Pearl will retrace Monroe’s life from his upbringing in a tough South Philadelphia neighborhood through his record-setting days at Winston-Salem State, to his NBA Rookie of the Year season in 1967, his tremendous years with the Baltimore Bullets and ultimately his redemptive, championship glory with the New York Knicks. The book will culminate with a revealing epilogue in which Monroe reflects on the events of the past 40 years, offers his insights into the NBA today, and his thoughts on the future of the game he loves.
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