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Miller, Jim 1947-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 247 publications in 6 languages and 10,444 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Fiction  Rock music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Other
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Most widely held works about Jim Miller
 
Most widely held works by Jim Miller
The Rolling stone illustrated history of rock & roll by Jim Miller( Book )

34 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the stars, fans, promoters, producers, the festivals, disc jockeys, the record industry, and the culture that grew up around rock music
"Democracy is in the streets" : from Port Huron to the siege of Chicago by Jim Miller( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 12, 1962, sixty young activists met in Port Huron, Michigan, to draft a manifesto for their generation. The document they produced, The Port Huron Statement, helped spark a dramatic rebirth of the left in America--and ignited a decade of dissent. In this book, James Miller vividly re-creates the turbulent history of the people and ideas that shaped the New Left, and America, during the 1960s. Focusing on politics and philosophy as well as personalities, Miller chronicles the careers of both the most publicized radical leaders and the less well known theorists and activists of the decade: C. Wright Mills, the sociologist who became the prophet of the powerless to a generation of students; Al Haber, the reluctant visionary who became the first president of Students for a Democratic Society; Richard Flacks, the intellectual who combined theory and practice in a new strategy for the American left; Sharon Jeffrey, who walked her first picket line at the age of five and whose dreams of community organizing took her from the campus to the inner city; Paul Booth, the precocious organizer of the first march on Washington to protest the Vietnam War; and Tom Hayden, the charismatic anti-leader whose personal odyssey--from voter registration in the segregated South to the riots in the Newark ghetto, from his trip to North Vietnam to his conspiracy trial after the siege of the 1968 Chicago convention--mirrored the convulsions of the 1960s.--From book jacket
The passion of Michel Foucault by Jim Miller( Book )

62 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly before his death in 1984, Michel Foucault defended his career as one of the most controversial thinkers of our time. "The philosophical life," he declared, "is the animality of being human, renewed as a challenge, practiced as an exercise - and thrown in the face of others as a scandal." Now, for the first time, here is a book that explores the true challenge - and "scandal"--Of Foucault's life and work. Based on extensive new research and a bold
History and human existence : from Marx to Merleau-Ponty by Jim Miller( )

22 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examined lives : from Socrates to Nietzsche by Jim Miller( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We all want to know how to live. But before the good life was reduced to ten easy steps or a prescription from the doctor, it was the philosophers who offered arresting answers to the most fundamental questions about who we are and what makes for a life worth living. Here, James Miller returns to this vibrant tradition with short, lively biographies of twelve famous philosophers. With a flair for paradox and rich anecdote, this is a book that confirms the continuing relevance of philosophy today--and explores the most urgent questions about what it means to live a good life.--From publisher description
Flowers in the dustbin : the rise of rock and roll, 1947-1977 by Jim Miller( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where did rock and roll come from? And what has it come to? These are the sorts of questions that cultural historian and veteran music journalist Jim Miller raises in his challenging new book about the rise -- and arrested development -- of rock and roll. Concentrating on the music in its early, formative decades, he explores how rock and roll was transformed from a joyous and sometimes earthy dance music in the 1940s into an abrasive, often angry art music by the end of the 1970s. Along the way, he celebrates a culture of youthful exuberance -- and critically analyzes how it was organized into a billion-dollar global industry
Rousseau : dreamer of democracy by Jim Miller( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can democracy work? : a short history of a radical idea, from ancient Athens to our world by Jim Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today, democracy is the world's only broadly accepted political system, and yet it has become synonymous with disappointment and crisis. How did it come to this? In [this book], James Miller, author of the classic history of 1960s protest "Democracy Is in the Streets", offers a lively, surprising, and urgent history of the democratic idea from its first stirrings to the present."--Dust jacket
War clouds by Jim Miller( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another title in the series of books about Finn Callahan and his life in the West
Lives of the eminent philosophers by Diogenes Laertius( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone wants to live a meaningful life. Long before our own day of self-help books offering twelve-step programs and other guides to attain happiness, the philosophers of ancient Greece explored the riddle of what makes a life worth living, producing a wide variety of ideas and examples to follow. This rich tradition was recast by Diogenes Laertius into an anthology, a miscellany of maxims and anecdotes, that generations of Western readers have consulted for edification as well as entertainment ever since the Lives of the Eminent Philosophers, first compiled in the third century AD, came to prominence in Renaissance Italy. To this day, it remains a crucial source for much of what we know about the origins and practice of philosophy in ancient Greece, covering a longer period of time and a larger number of figures-from Pythagoras and Socrates to Aristotle and Epicurus-than any other ancient source.This new edition of the Lives, in a faithful and eminently readable translation by Pamela Mensch, is the first rendering of the complete text into English in nearly a century. Lavishly illustrated with a vast array of artwork that attests to the profound impact of Diogenes on the Western imagination, this edition also includes detailed notes and a variety of newly commissioned essays by leading scholars that shed light on the work's historical and intellectual contexts as well as its rich legacy. The result is a capacious, fascinating, and charming compendium of ancient inspirationand instruction
The philosophical life : twelve great thinkers and the search for wisdom : from Socrates to Nietzsche by Jim Miller( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the good life was reduced to ten easy steps, philosophers offered arresting answers to the most fundamental questions about who we are and what makes for a life worth living. In Examined Lives, James Miller returns to this vibrant tradition with short, lively biographies of twelve famous philosophers. From Plato, who risked his reputation to tutor a tyrant, to Nietzsche who tried to get to grips with the human condition before lapsing into catatonic madness, Miller lays out the lives of our greatest thinkers with flair and rich anecdotes. Confirming the continuing need for philosophy today, this book explores the most urgent questions about what it means to live a good life
Almost grown : the rise of rock by Jim Miller( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rolling stone illustrated history of rock & roll : the definitive history of the most important artists and their music by Anthony DeCurtis( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ultimate illustrated history of rock & roll-comprehensive, authoritative, and fully updated with coverage of the most important new sounds and artists of the 1980s and '90s
Words that ring like trumpets : a collection of works by Hampshire college faculty in celebration of the College's first twenty years( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rolling Stone : Bildgeschichte der Rockmusik by Jim Miller( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourse on the origin of inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Cress's highly regarded translation, based on the critical Pléiade edition of 1964, is here issued with a lively introduction by James Miller, who brings into sharp focus the cultural and intellectual milieu in which Rousseau operated. This new edition includes a select bibliography, a note on the text, a translator's note, and Rousseau's own Notes on the Discourse
ADAMS, A : Shaker Loops( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rolling stone illustrated history of Rock & Rool( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retire dollar $mart by Jim Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Marx to Sartre by Jim Miller( )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Examined lives : from Socrates to Nietzsche
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The passion of Michel FoucaultHistory and human existence : from Marx to Merleau-PontyExamined lives : from Socrates to NietzscheFlowers in the dustbin : the rise of rock and roll, 1947-1977The philosophical life : twelve great thinkers and the search for wisdom : from Socrates to NietzscheAlmost grown : the rise of rockThe Rolling stone illustrated history of rock & roll : the definitive history of the most important artists and their musicRetire dollar $mart
Alternative Names
James Miller

James Miller (academic) Amerikaans schrijver

James Miller American writer and academic

James Miller amerikanischer Akademiker, Jahrgang 1947

James Miller scrittore e filologo statunitense

James Miller universitaire américain, né en 1947

Miller III, James Edwin, 1947-

Miller, J. E., 1947-

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Джеймс Миллер

جيمس ميلر

밀러, 제임스 1947-

밀러, 짐 1947-

ミラー, ジェイムズ

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