Mao Zedong and Chinas Revolutions: A Brief History with Documents by Timothy CheekWhether one views Mao Zedong as a hero or a demon, the Great Helmsman was, undoubtedly, a pivotal figure in the history of twentieth-century China, a man whose life and writings provide a fascinating window on the Chinese experience from the 1920s onward. Part Mao biography, part historical overview of the turbulent story of China’s Communist revolutions, the introductory essay traces the history of twentieth-century China, from Mao’s early career up to the Chinese Communist Party’s victory in 1949, through three decades of revolution to Mao’s death in 1976. The second half of the volume offers a selection of Mao’s writings — including such seminal pieces as On New Democracy and selections from the Little Red Book — and writings about Mao and his legacy by both his contemporaries and modern scholars. Also included are headnotes to the documents, a chronology, Questions for Consideration, 12 images, a selected bibliography, and an index.
Brad Fitch - NPR Interview (November 2018)
I think it's so important that we always remember that nature, environment, wild places and wild things are a big part of what makes us who and what we are as human beings. To deny this is to deny our own heritage, our own spirit, and our own souls. We must learn to live in a sustainable fashion in a way that promotes the incredible diversity of life in this world rather than decreasing it mindlessly. We must not allow people to destroy those things which are so precious and cannot be replaced. A full bar will be available. He has recorded 19 albums featuring his original music and has performed in a variety of bands and as a soloist. He is a lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist with the Rock n Roll Cowboys.
Cowboy Brad Fitch got his start in Estes Park, where he's performed for decades. When he starts to sing, the comparison between the two becomes undeniable. Music fans will have a chance to decide for themselves how much Fitch resembles Denver on Thursday at 7 p. Growing up in Estes Park, Fitch said he always looked like Denver long before he began playing tribute concerts of his musical icon. I am honored to be among the hundreds of John Denver tribute artists worldwide. He and his sister played at a local wedding and buoyed by the success of that first appearance, Fitch was hired at the age of 16 to play at a local restaurant called The Mustard Seed now The Wapiti Colorado Pub.
He really sees his role as that of an unofficial promoter of and ambassador for Estes Park. He began to play the piano when he was just 6 years old. By the time he was in the fourth grade, Fitch was playing the trombone in the high school band. He picked up the guitar at age Brad also plays the string bass, the mandolin, the ukulele, and the banjo. He says his parents were musicians although that was not how they made their living , and Fitch grew up listening to music and watching reruns of movies starring singing cowboys. Fitch will perform at the second annual Cowboy Brad Concert for a Cure on 7 p.
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He performs at corporate events, conventions, fairs, concerts, fund-raisers, weddings, parades, parties and at western music festivals in locations ranging from Massachusetts to Hawaii, including the Red Rocks amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. People from throughout the world plan their vacations around his summer concert schedule in Colorado. Since , Brad has performed John Denver tribute concerts as fund-raisers for a variety of non-profit organizations throughout the United States. Brad has also performed at the annual John Denver memorial concerts in Aspen, Colorado several times. Brad has recorded 19 albums featuring his original music that reflects what he loves about nature and the western lifestyle. Raised in Estes Park, Colorado, singer, songwriter and guitarist Brad Fitch has been playing professionally since he was 15 years old. Brad was presented the outstanding community service award from the Estes Park Sunrise Rotary Club in