In 1962 Mick Jagger was a bright, well-scrubbed boy (planning a career in the civil service), while Keith Richards was learning how to smoke and to swivel a six-shooter. Add the mercurial Brian Jones (whod been effectively run out of Cheltenham for theft, multiple impregnations and playing blues guitar) and the wryly opinionated Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts, and the potential was obvious. During the 1960s and 70s the Rolling Stones were the polarising figures in Britain, admired in some quarters for their flamboyance, creativity and salacious lifestyles, and reviled elsewhere for the same reasons. Confidently expected never to reach 30 they are now approaching their seventies and, in 2012, will have been together for 50 years. In The Rolling Stones, Christopher Sandford tells the human drama at the centre of the Rolling Stones story.
This is another important book for those seeking to improve their health by finding alternative solutions.The authors basic tenet is that all diseases and health complaints are due to a lack of minerals/vitamins. The two minerals we all most need to supplement our diet with are selenium and copper. Selenium protects against heart disesase, cancer and MS, and, notably, is an essential supplement for women prior to pregnancy, since Wallach brought to light and proved years ago that the cause of cystic fibrosis is not genetic as claimed but due to the expectant mothers lack of selenium.
We listened to this audiobook over several months when we had long trips in the car with our five kids. It was great. It was especially great because Roald Dahl narrated the stories himself and that made the delivery just perfect.
3.75 stars for this 1956 SF short story, the inspiration for the 2002 Tom Cruise movie. Commissioner John Anderton is the creator and head of the Precog unit that is responsible for nearly eradicating serious crime. Hes nearing retirement (think bald and fat and old, not sexy guy) and is showing his new assistant, Ed Witwer, around the office. They visit the area where the three precogs - described as gibbering idiots, deformed and retarded monkeys (yes, you can certainly tell this was written in the 50s) - are kept who visualize every future crime. The dreams are captured by machines and printed on punchcards.