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Julian Johnson (academic)

Julian Michael Johnson FBA is a music scholar, specialising in music history and the aesthetics of modern music. Since 2013, he has been Regius Professor of Music at University of London. After completing his undergraduate degree at Pembroke College, Johnson studied for his master's degree at the University of Sussex, which awarded him his doctorate in 1994, he lectured at Sussex until 2001, when he became a reader in the University of Oxford's Faculty of Music, a fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. In 2007, he joined Royal Holloway as Professor of Music. In July 2017, Johnson was elected a Fellow of the British Academy, the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences

Keys to the Highway

Keys to the Highway is the sixth studio album by country music artist Rodney Crowell, released in 1989 by Columbia Records. It peaked at number 15 on the Top Country Albums chart; the songs, "Many a Long and Lonesome Highway", "If Looks Could Kill", "My Past Is Present", "Now That We're Alone" and "Things I Wish I'd Said" were released as singles. The last single failed to reach the top 40. All songs written By Rodney Crowell except when noted "My Past Is Present" - 2:49 "If Looks Could Kill" - 3:25 "Soul Searchin'" - 3:57 "Many a Long and Lonesome Highway" - 4:16 "We Gotta Go on Meeting Like This" - 2:54 "Faith Is Mine" - 4:29 "Tell Me the Truth" - 3:35 "Don't Let Your Feet Slow You Down" - 3:18 "Now That We're Alone" - 4:14 "Things I Wish I'd Said" - 4:08 "I Guess We've Been Together for Too Long" - 2:46 "You Been on My Mind" - 3:28 The Dixie PearlsEddie Bayers – drums Barry Beckettpiano, organ Rodney Crowell – lead vocals, acoustic guitar Hank DeVito – steel guitar, acoustic guitar Paul Franklin – steel guitar Jim Hanson – bass guitar, background vocals Michael Rhodes – bass guitar Vince Santoro – drums, background vocals Steuart Smith – electric guitar, acoustic guitarGuest musiciansRosanne Cash – background vocals Ashley Cleveland – background vocals Vince Gill – background vocals Mark O'Connorfiddle, mandolin Harry Stinson – background vocals Tony Brown – production Donivan Coward – overdubbing Rodney Crowell – production, arrangement The Dixie Pearls – arrangement John Guess – mixing Glen Hardin – orchestra arrangement, conduction Steve Marcantonio – engineering, mixing Glenn Meadows – mastering Steuart Smith – arrangement

Undercliff (Isle of Wight)

For other locations of the same name, see The Undercliff. The Undercliff, Isle of Wight, England is a tract of semi-rural land, around 5 miles long by 0.25–0.5 miles wide, skirting the southern coast of the island from Niton to Bonchurch. Named after its position below the escarpment that backs this coastal section, its undulating terrain comprises a mix of rough pasture, secondary woodland, grounds of large isolated houses, suburban development, its sheltered south-facing location gives rise to a microclimate warmer than elsewhere on the island. Although inhabited, the Undercliff is an area prone to landslips and subsidence, with accompanying loss of property over time. Settlements along the Undercliff, from west to east, are: lower Niton, Puckaster, St Lawrence, the town of Ventnor, Bonchurch; the Undercliff is a landslide complex in Cretaceous soft rocks, a bench of slipped clays and sands above a low sea-cliff, backed by higher Upper Greensand and Chalk cliffs. The largest urban landslide complex in northern Europe, it dates from two main phases of landslides after the last Ice age: 8000–4500 years and 2500–1800 years ago.

It is flanked by active landslip zones that have seen major slides over the past two centuries: the Blackgang landslip at the west, the Bonchurch Landslips at the east. The main section is more stable, though there are ongoing concerns over coastal erosion, further slippage and subsidence; the main through road, Undercliff Drive, was disrupted by a mud slide near St Lawrence in 2001, requiring 18 months to build a new road section and in 2014 further erosion after heavy rain fell and the road was under repair, leading to more damage, nine houses being evacuated. Interactions between the heavy chalk-based rocks of St. Boniface Down, the highest chalk downland on the Isle of Wight, the softer rocks of the Undercliff below Ventnor means that subsequent erosion has caused Upper Ventnor, or Lowtherville, to start moving towards the cliff edge, in a feature referred to residents as'The Graben'; this rapid geological change in terrain is responsible for necessitating the town's distinctive routes in and out of Ventnor, which feature panoramic views across Sandown Bay to the north-east, the English Channel to the south.

Ventnor's microclimate is created by the shelter of St. Boniface Down; the stable section of the Undercliff has evidence of long human occupation, with ancient churches at Bonchurch and St Lawrence, archaeological evidence of Paleolithic and Neolithic habitation. Prior to the 19th century, it was the location of a number of large estates, including that at Steephill, whose owners included Hans Stanley, Wilbraham Tollemache, John Hambrough, builder of the now-demolished Steephill Castle; the Undercliff was a popular development site in the mid-19th century, which saw the construction of many cottages orné and marine villas, with associated grounds. These developments included Steephill Castle, owned in the early 20th century by John Morgan Richards. Bonchurch was a particular focus of development, a number of elite Victorians renting or owning homes there. Victorian Undercliff development extended westward beyond Niton to Blackgang out of the general trend for speculative building, in association with the establishment of the amusement park at Blackgang Chine.

These properties, have been obliterated by landslides and coastal erosion over the 20th century. The growth of Ventnor in particular was driven by its popularity as a health and holiday resort from 1830; the physician Arthur Hill Hassall, a tuberculosis sufferer, moved to the Isle of Wight in 1869. On the basis of his experience of the climate of the Undercliff, he established a sanatorium east of Ventnor, the National Cottage Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest. While the hospital was closed in 1964 and demolished in 1969, its grounds were redeveloped as the twenty-two-acre Ventnor Botanic Garden, which takes advantage of the same mild conditions to grow plants from worldwide Mediterranean habitats. Undercliff residents included the writers Alfred Noyes and Aubrey de Sélincourt, the yachtsman Uffa Fox; the Undercliff is accessed by the A3055 road running its length from Niton to Bonchurch. West of Ventnor, the Southern Vectis 3 bus follows the section called Undercliff Drive as far as St Lawrence.

The road's low-level continuation between Niton and Blackgang was broken by landslips in the 20th century. The road between St Lawrence and Niton collapsed in two places at the westerly edge of St Lawrence on 17 February 2014 as a result of land movement following a period of prolonged rainfall amidst ongoing engineering works to stabilize the A3055 and prolong its use. There is no vehicular access between St Lawrence and Niton along the former road. Vehicular traffic must go via Whitwell. Pedestrian and cycle access was restored by late 2016. Bus routes are diverted and no longer serve St Lawrence. A few steep roads connect the clifftop to the lower Undercliff level: Niton Shute, St Lawrence Shute, Bonchurch Shute; the Undercliff was served by railway stations at Ventnor (Ventnor railway station and Ventnor W

Jon Johansson

Jon Johansson is a New Zealand political scientist and the current chief of staff for New Zealand First. His academic specialities are American politics, as well as political leadership, he lectured these subjects at Victoria University of Wellington. Johansson earned his BA, BA, PhD at Victoria University of Wellington, his PhD dissertation "seeks to extend our theoretical understanding of political leadership by constructing an Integrated Political Leadership Model, one that introduces a diverse range of essential leadership ideas into the New Zealand literature." He went on to become a senior lecturer in comparative politics at Victoria University. In 2009, he spent the fall semester in Washington, D. C. as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar to Georgetown University. Johansson appeared as television political analyst, most during Election Day coverage of both New Zealand and the United States. A 2012 column by Thomas Friedman, Elephants Down Under featured Johansson's political musings. Following the New Zealand general election, 2017, it was announced that Johansson would serve as the chief of staff for New Zealand First, succeeding David Broome.

This announcement was met with surprise, including from political commentator Bryce Edwards and Sir Bob Jones. Johansson published a criticism of the Orewa Speech, delivered by Don Brash, the Leader of the Oppositionat the time: "Whether intended or not, the Orewa speech reinforced the ignorant and racist stereotype that Māori were'savages' before the'gift' of European civilisation was visited upon them." Johansson published The Politics of Possibility: Leadership in Changing Times in 2009. In this monograph, Johansson attempts to discern. Drawing on the scholarship of Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and Erwin C. Hargrove, Johansson articulates three types of periods in New Zealand politics: preparation and consolidation. Johansson categorised the Prime Ministers of New Zealand: Johansson argued that there have been four transformative epochs in New Zealand political history; the first was the centralisation of government under Julius Vogel. The second was the emergence of an "active and fair state" under the Liberal administration of John Ballance and Richard Seddon.

The third was the establishment of a comprehensive welfare state under the First Labour Government. The fourth was the monumental economic reforms under the Fourth Labour Government

Stackpole Books

Stackpole Books is a trade publishing company in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. It was founded by E. J. Stackpole Jr. in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1930 and was moved to its current headquarters in 1993. Stackpole publishes nonfiction books in the areas of crafts, outdoors and travel, military history, military reference; the current CEO is M. David Detweiler, the Publisher and Editorial Director is Judith Schnell; the publishing company that became Stackpole Books has its origins with the Harrisburg newspaper Evening Telegraph, founded in the early 19th century. In 1901, controlling interest in the Telegraph Press was acquired by E. J. Stackpole Sr; the business was carried on by Stackpole's son, Edward James Stackpole Jr. a decorated general in World War I who received the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, three Purple Hearts. In 1930, the National Service Publishing Company of Washington, D. C., established in 1921, was acquired by Telegraph. Renamed Military Service Publishing Company, it published textbooks for the military services, including Army Officer’s Guide, still in print in an updated edition by Stackpole Books.

In 1930, E. J. Stackpole Jr. and his brother Albert Stackpole began a trade company called Stackpole Sons, with additional offices in New York City. Stackpole Sons published books starting in 1936 on a variety of subjects, including fiction by Damon Runyon and John Fante and autobiographies by Benny Goodman and Huey Long. Both Military Service Publishing Company and Stackpole Sons were divisions of Telegraph Press. A brief merger of Stackpole Sons with the Heck Company in the 1940s resulted in the short-lived Stackpole & Heck. After the union dissolved, the trade division became the Stackpole Company. During World War II, Military Services Publishing Company produced small, inexpensive paperback reprints of fiction titles for soldiers. About twice the size of Armed Services Editions, these books were still small enough to carry in military uniform cargo pockets; these "Superior Reprints" complemented the ASE titles and leaned toward mystery and detective fiction. Like the ASEs, these books were noncontroversial in content.

In the 1950s, Stackpole developed a strong emphasis on nonfiction books outdoors and history titles. In outdoors, the house published several successful and well-regarded works by wilderness survivalist Bradford Angier, including Feasting Free on Wild Edibles, Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants, Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants, Looking for Gold, all of which are still in print today in new editions. E. J. Stackpole Jr. himself was an esteemed author of American Civil War history. In 1959, Stackpole and Military Service merged into Stackpole Books. In recent years, the house has continued publishing in military reference and outdoors. In the latter category, Stackpole has been noted for their books on fly fishing. New lines travel. In 2015, Stackpole Books was bought by Littlefield. Stackpole Magazines were sold to Ampry Publishing in 2016. Military Services Publishing Company produced a series of paperback books called "Superior Reprints" in 1944 and 1945. Twenty-one titles were published in this series, consecutively numbered from M637 to M657.

Each book was priced at 25¢. The complete series of Superior Reprints consists of: Official website