Page 177. " Steve Earle "

Steve Earle (b. 1955) is an American singer-songwriter known for rock and country music. 

Listen on Spotify:  The Galway Girl    Copperhead Road

The Official Steve Earle Website

MySpace: Steve Earle


Page 178. " broke her back at C5 and T2 "
by cm

Spinal Column
Public DomainSpinal Column - Credit: Vsion, Wikipedia Project
The 33 vertebrae in a human backbone are named by region:

Cervical (C1-C7)

Thoracic (T1-T12)

Lumbar (L1-L5)

Sacral (S1-S5)

Coccygeal (4 fused vertebrae - the tailbone)

Page 178. " Radiohead "

An alternative rock band from England, led by Thom Yorke. 

Listen on Spotify:  Creep      High and Dry

Official Radiohead Website

MySpace: Radiohead



Page 178. " Colin Powell "

Colin Powell (b. 1937) was the United States Secretary of State (2001-2005) who had to make the case for the invasion of Iraq in the United Nations.

A four-star general, he served as National Security Adviser to Ronald Reagan (1987-1989), and then as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War.

Academy of Achievement: Colin Powell

Colin Powell Quotes

Page 181. " yellow against green in a Howard Hodgkin on one of the chimney breasts "

Howard Hodgkin (b. 1932) is a British painter best known for his abstract work.

Howard Hodgkin Official Website

The Tate Britain: Howard Hodgkin

Artcyclopedia: Howard Hodgkin

Artnet: Howard Hodgkin

BBC4: Interview with Howard Hodgkin

Page 190. " these extremists, the Neo-cons "

Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (b. 1941) was the United States Vice President from January 2001 to January 2009. He was a controversial figure, accused of warmongering, and thought to be the real force behind the decision-making of then President George W. Bush. Dick Cheney  Dick Cheney

Final Interview with Bob Scheiffer on Face the Nation (Jan 4th 09):


Donald Rumsfeld has had many political appointments, but in 2003 he was Secretary of Defense. He resigned from the position in 2006. 

NNDB: Donald Rumsfeld Bio

Secretary of Defense Info

Donald Rumsfeld Quotes

Donald Rumsfeld Resignation:


Paul Dundes Wolfowitz (b. 1943) is viewed as one of the architects of the Iraq War. He was Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2001 to 2005. Paul Wolfowitz

Wolfowitz on the Iraq War

Page 193. " Johnnie Johnson singing 'Tanqueray' "

Listen on Spotify


Page 196. " Robert Adam "

Robert Adam (1728-1792) was a Scottish architect and interior designer. As well as Fitzroy Square (see Setting), he also designed Charlotte Square in Edinburgh and a long list of English and Scottish stately homes.

Britain Express: Robert Adam

Great Buildings: Robert Adam

Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
GNU Free Documentation LicenseCharlotte Square, Edinburgh - Credit: supergolden, Wikimedia