Harry Benson

Persons of Interest
Author: Harry Benson
Publisher: powerHouse Books
ISBN: 9781576878620
Category: Photography
Page: 300
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Immortalizing the people and moments that have defined the past 60 years, world-renowned photojournalist Harry Benson has become as much a part of history as the photographs themselves. The scope of his accomplishments as a photojournalist is nothing short of remarkable: he has photographed every U.S. president since Eisenhower, as well as Robert F. Kennedy on the night he was assassinated, and Martin Luther King Jr. at his funeral; he has shot stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, Greta Garbo, and Truman Capote; he covered both the rise and fall of the Berlin wall, the IRA hunger strikes, the Freedom March through Mississippi, the Watts riots, 9/11, and conflicts in Kuwait, Bosnia, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Israel; and, on the eve of his 80th birthday, Benson is still at it, crisscrossing the globe on assignment for Cond� Nast. The Harry Benson Book is a visual celebration of Benson's incomparable career. Organized into chapters on celebrity, art, fashion, sports, politics, and photojournalism, The Harry Benson Book features a distinctive mix of iconic images alongside never-before-published photographs of Sir Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Billy Graham, Bobby Fischer, Muhammad Ali, the Beatles, Sonny Liston, Chuck Berry, O.J. Simpson, Yogi Berra, Sophia Loren, Kate Moss, Gloria Swanson, James Brown, Fred Astaire, Johnny Carson, Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen, Spike Lee, Alfred Hitchcock, Federico Fellini, Joseph Papp, Andy Warhol, Liza Minelli, Barbra Streisand, Halston, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Diana Vreeland, and countless others. With unique access to the most elusive, alluring, and enduring legends of our time, Benson's magnum opus is an unsurpassed masterpiece of contemporary photojournalism and portraiture.

The Beatles

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Author: Teresa Wimmer
Publisher: The Creative Company
ISBN: 9781583416518
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Tells the story behind the Beatles' top-selling album, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," chronicling the group's rise to fame and discussing the major historical events and key figures of the period.

Harry Benson's America


Author: Harry Benson
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810958968
Category: Photography
Page: 224
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A collection of irreverent works which showcase a previously unexplored side of the artist's style and features such subjects as Truman Capote, Richard Nixon, and Andy Warhol.

Harry Benson

fifty years in pictures
Author: Harry Benson
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 223
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Over a glittering 50-year career, award winning photojournalist Benson has covered the central events and personalities of our time. This volume contains a selection of his most striking images. 225 photos.

Once There Was a Way...

Photographs Of The Beatles
Author: Harry Benson
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810946439
Category: Photography
Page: 112
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This is a record in pictures of the amazing first world tour by The Beatles from 1964 to 1966, as Benson photographed the group as they conquered the world. 67 photos in duotone.

R. F. K.

A Photographer's Journal
Author: Harry Benson
Publisher: powerHouse Books
ISBN: 9781576878989
Category: Photography
Page: 144
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As a friend, advisor, and attorney general to his brother, John F. Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy stood at the heart of Washington politics. He is remembered today as a compassionate, articulate, and optimistic mana friend to the poor, an avid civil rights advocate, a champion for peace. World-renowned photojournalist Harry Bensons images capture unprecedented intimate family outings and outdoor adventures with friends alongside every moment of Kennedys brief but unforgettable presidential run, from his announcement of his candidacy on St. Patricks Day, 1968, and the fervor and excitement of his days on the campaign trail, all the way through his shocking assassination in Los Angeles and the long, sweltering funeral procession to Arlington Cemetery. Here in elegant duotone photographs are glimpses of the exhilarating successes and challenging setbacks of RFKs campaign, the chaos of that fateful night in LA, and the mourning of hundreds of thousands after their hero was struck down. Released in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Kennedys death, and supplemented with excerpts from his speeches and from Bensons own journals, RFK: A Photographers Journal is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man and the legacy he left behind.

Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel


Author: Michael T. Benson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275958077
Category: History
Page: 217
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Harry S. Truman sensed something profound and meaningful in the Jewish restoration to Palestine, something which transcended other considerations. As the president recorded in his Memoirs, the Palestine question was "a basic human problem." In the end, Truman was willing to go against the current of his most trusted foreign policy advisers, who were absolutely opposed to the establishment of a Jewish state in the Middle East. These advisers argued that however humanitarian a Jewish homeland might seem, such a proposition posed a real risk to American interests in the Near East and to United States national security in the late 1940s. Despite their continued opposition, Truman stood his ground and maintained that he would decide the entire issue based on what he thought was right. Of interest to historians, and students of Israel and of the U.S. presidency.

Scram!

The Gripping First-hand Account of the Helicopter War in the Falklands
Author: Harry Benson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409051978
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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In April 1982 Harry Benson was a 21-year-old Royal Navy commando helicopter pilot, fresh out of training and one of the youngest helicopter pilots to serve in the Falklands War. These pilots, nicknamed 'junglies', flew most of the land-based missions in the Falklands in their Sea King and Wessex helicopters. Much of what happened in the war - the politics, task force ships, Sea Harriers, landings, Paras and Marines - is well-known and documented. But almost nothing is known of the young commando helicopter pilots and aircrewmen who made it all happen on land and sea. This is their 'Boys Own' story, told for the very first time. Harry Benson has interviewed forty of his former colleagues for the book creating a tale of skill, initiative, resourcefulness, humour, luck, and adventure. This is a fast-paced, meticulously researched and compelling account written by someone who was there, in the cockpit of a Wessex helicopter. If you liked Apache, Vulcan 607 and Chickenhawk, you'll love Scram! The word "Scram" was used to warn other junglies to go to ground or risk being shot down by their own side as Argentinean jets blasted through 'bomb alley'.

Let's Stick Together

The relationship book for new parents
Author: Harry Benson
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 0745957803
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 128
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In the excitement and exhaustion of becoming parents, the first thing that can get overlooked is your relationship. You might spend less time together, argue over little things, drift apart... In the UK, one in five children see their parents separate before the end of their first year at school. Almost one in two children experience family breakdown before they finish school. But it doesn't have to be like this. Most family breakdown is avoidable. Harry Benson guides you through three simple habits that research shows make or break new parents. Illustrated with real-life examples from Harry's own back-from-the-brink marriage and those of other couples, 'Let's Stick Together' highlights simple principles that will make your relationship the best it can be and give your children the best start.

The Valley

A Hundred Years in the Life of a Family
Author: Richard Benson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408834162
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 544
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The close-knit villages of the Dearne Valley were home to four generations of the Hollingworth family. Spanning Richard Benson's great-grandmother Winnie's ninety-two years in the valley, and drawing on years of historical research, interviews and anecdotes, The Valley lets us into generations of carousing and banter as the family's attempts to build a better and fairer world for themselves meet sometimes with triumph, sometimes with bitter defeat. Against a backdrop of underground explosions, strikes and pit closures, these are unflinching, deeply personal stories of battles between the sexes in a man's world sustained by strong women; of growing up, and the power of love and imagination to transform lives.

Harry Benson's Glasgow


Author: Harry Benson
Publisher: Black & White Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781845022365
Category: Photography
Page: 224
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Harry Benson, who captured some of the most iconic images of the past five decades, now returns to his home city of Glasgow to tell its story in photographs.

RHS Gardening for Mindfulness


Author: Holly Farrell
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1784723398
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
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Gardening, like mindfulness, is a way of finding a sense of calm in an otherwise chaotic world, a simpler existence, even if it is only for a few minutes. Both forge a connection to the world around us, to nature and wildlife, which can bring pleasure and peace. In this beautifully illustrated guide to gardening for mindfulness, horticulturalist and mindfulness practitioner Holly Farrell provides a blueprint for a more contemplative way to garden, including projects, meditations and inspiration. Projects for the mindful gardener, including growing something from seed, planting a tree and creating a mandala, put the theory of mindfulness into practice, while plant lists and design ideas aim to enhance mindfulness in the garden through the senses. Beautifully packaged and easy to follow, this is the perfect book for keen gardeners, devotees of mindfulness, or simply those looking for calm in a busy and hectic world.

Memories of John Lennon


Author: Yoko Ono
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061870804
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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John Lennon . . . as much a part of our world today as he ever was He touched many lives in his brief forty years, and continues to move and inspire millions more to this day. Now, invited by Yoko Ono, friends, family, and fans from all walks of life—including some of the great artists of our day—reminisce about Lennon as a visionary and friend, musician and performer, husband and father, activist and jokester. In their own words and drawings, poems and photos, Lennon's life from his childhood through the Beatles years to the happiness and tragedy of his final days become stunningly vivid. Intimate glimpses gathered from musicians who knew John, such as Pete Townshend, Sir Elton John, Billy Preston, and Joan Baez; friends and relatives such as producer David Geffen, publicist Elliot Mintz, and cousin Mike Cadwallader; and artists who followed him such as Bono, Alicia Keys, Steve Earle, Jello Biafra, and Carlos Santana. And, for the first time, renowned photographer Annie Liebovitz presents every frame of the historic last session with John and Yoko. Memories of John Lennon is a rich and deeply felt appreciation of a truly great man.

Tiffany Style

170 Years of Design
Author: John Loring
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 303
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Since its inception 170 years ago, Tiffany & Co. has become synonymous with elegant, stylish design and alluring luxury, creating the world’s most dazzling jewelry and decorative objects. Today, its signature blue box is recognized the world over and can be had (for a price, of course) at more than 150 locations around the globe. In Tiffany Style, Tiffany’s design director John Loring gathers for the first time in one volume the most renowned and memorable pieces ever produced by the company. In this “best of Tiffany” collection, readers will find a spectacular array of objects, from Louis Comfort Tiffany’s famous lamps and vases to opulent silver tea sets to Andy Warhol’s whimsical Christmas illustrations to Elsa Peretti’s signature heart pendant. Drawing from a rich selection of design sketches and vintage and contemporary photography, all taken from Tiffany’s unparalleled archives, as well as new photography taken especially for this book by Harry Benson, Tiffany Style reveals the company’s fascinating history and evolution through its most unforgettable creations.

Palm Beach People


Author: Harry Benson,Hilary Geary Ross
Publisher: powerHouse Books
ISBN: 9781576877142
Category: Photography
Page: 320
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Palm Beach is a dazzling portrait and insider's view of a fabled and exclusive resort community and its high-profile residents, as seen through the lens of master photographer Harry Benson and the words of society columnist Hilary Geary Ross. One of America's most exclusive exclaves is captured from the early '70s to today, in hundreds of colour and black-and-white photographs complemented by revealing captions. Subjects include the Duke and Duchess of Marborough; Mrs. Henry Ford; Tommy Lee Jones; Mrs. Winston Churchill; Brooke Shields and many more.

Moonwalking with Einstein

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101475973
Category: Science
Page: 320
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The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Harry Benson

Photographs
Author: Harry Benson,John Loring
Publisher: powerHouse Books
ISBN: 9781576875285
Category: Photography
Page: 225
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Immortalizing the people and moments that have defined the past 60 years--from Robert F. Kennedy to Princess Diana--Benson's accomplishments as a photojournalist is nothing short of remarkable. "The Harry Benson Book" is a visual celebration of his incomparable career.