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This is a reissue of a modern classic. This book catapulted Norman Mailer to fame on its first publication in 1948. ´The best war novel to come out of the United States.´ - ´´The Times´´. This is Norman Mailer´s first novel. It is the book that catapulted him to instant fame. A modern classic, on every American Literature student´s reading list. Based on Mailer´s own experience of military service in the Philippines during World War Two, ´´The Naked and the Dead´´ is a graphically truthful and shattering portrayal of ordinary men in battle. First published in 1949, as America was still basking in the glories of the Allied victory, it altered forever the popular perception of warfare.
Emma Waterston is determined, headstrong, and comes from a lifestyle where class structure determines one´s associations. Left destitute after the death of her mother, she takes a job at a textile factory. When a fire destroys her place of employment, leaving her penniless again, she makes a desperate decision and answers an ad for a mail order bride from a wealthy Kentucky horse breeder. Sam Hawley is content with his life as a horse trainer on an affluent Kentucky estate. His primary focus has always been on the horses. He views their owners as rich people with nothing to do but flaunt their money. Loyalty to his mentor is the only thing that keeps him rooted to one place. When he meets the bride-to-be of the man he detests the most, his life is about to change. Too late, Emma discovers the ad she answered was too good to be true. Her future husband is not what she was led to believe and a horrific experience leaves her no choice but to face the kind of life she´s been trying to escape. Kentucky was supposed to promise a return to her life of wealth. What she finds instead will redefine her definition of being rich. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cody Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053092/bk_acx0_053092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The beloved American Girl History Mysteries features intrepid girls faced with intriguing situations. The author of this installment, Kathryn Reiss, has received the ALA Best Book for Young Adults Award. In Riddle of the Prairie Bride, it´s 1878 and Ida Deming and her papa are looking forward to meeting his mail-order bride. But is this woman really who she claims to be? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruth Ann Phimister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000717/bk_reco_000717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In late May 1927, an inexperienced and unassuming 25-year-old Air Mail pilot from rural Minnesota stunned the world by making the first non-stop transatlantic flight. A spectacular feat of individual daring and collective technological accomplishment, Charles Lindbergh´s flight from New York to Paris ushered in America´s age of commercial aviation. In The Flight of the Century, Thomas Kessner takes a fresh look at one of America´s greatest moments, explaining how what was essentially a publicity stunt became a turning point in history. He vividly recreates the flight itself and the euphoric reaction to it on both sides of the Atlantic, and argues that Lindbergh´s amazing feat occurred just when the world - still struggling with the disillusionment of World War I - desperately needed a hero to restore a sense of optimism and innocence. Kessner also shows how new forms of mass media made Lindbergh into the most famous international celebrity of his time, casting him in the role of a humble yet dashing American hero of rural origins and traditional values. Much has been made of Lindbergh´s personal integrity and his refusal to cash in on his fame. But Kessner reveals that Lindbergh was closely allied with, and managed by, a group of powerful businessmen - Harry Guggenheim, Dwight Morrow, and Henry Breckenridge chief among them - who sought to exploit aviation for mass transport and massive profits. Their efforts paid off as commercial air traffic soared from 6,000 passengers in 1926 to 173,000 passengers in 1929. Kessner´s book is the first to fully explore Lindbergh´s central role in promoting the airline industry - the rise of which has influenced everything from where we live to how we wage war and do business. The Flight of the Century sheds new light on one of America´s fascinatingly enigmatic heroes and most transformative moments. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob McGraw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002810/bk_adbl_002810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are ten articles in the April 16, 2007 issue:COMMENT ´´Pileup´´ by Hendrik Hertzberg: Changes are in store for the 2008 primary election.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Elements of E-Style´´ by Nick Paumgarten: Proper e-mail etiquette.´´Sh-h-h´´ by Michael Schulman: Why New Yorkers are seeking silence in the movie theater.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´India´s Skills Famine´´ by James Surowiecki: Why India must educate more of its citizens to fulfill its potential. PERSONAL HISTORY´´My First Passport´´ by Orhan Pamuk: What it means to belong to a country. ANNALS OF TRANSPORT´´There and Back Again´´ by Nick Paumgarten: The soul of the commuter. BOOKS´´The Wives of Others´´ by Rebecca Mead: Why Leslie Bennetts´ book The Feminine Mistake indicts stay-at-home mothers.POP MUSIC´´Feeling It´´ by Sasha Frere-Jones: Feist´s radiant new album.ON TELEVISION´´Landscape Artist´´ by Nancy Franklin: This American Life tries to capture the eyes, as well as the ears, of the country. THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Sleaze City´´ by David Denby: Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez´s Grindhouse, and Jake Kasdan´s The TV Set. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/070411/pe_nyer_070411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Novelist and essayist Mallon talks with Freeman, critic and American editor of Granta, about the great, lost art of letter writing and the current frenzy of electronic messaging. A discussion with the audience ensues. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Symphony Space. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/symp/000025/sp_symp_000025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A warehouse fire in Lawrence, Massachusetts has taken Genevieve ´´Genny´´ Copeland´s livelihood, but opened a new opportunity for her. If she takes the chance, she could have the family she´s always dreamed of but it would mean leaving everything she´s always known. Believing that opportunity only knocks once, Genny gets on a train west to Elko, Nevada and a new life. She becomes a mail-order bride. Stuart MacDonnell lost his wife in child-birth six months ago. Now he´s left to raise a two year-old and a six month-old baby alone. He needs a wife but doesn´t want to court someone and pretend to be in love. He´ll never love again, but he needs a wife now and orders a mail-order bride. Can Stuart and Genny come together and find happiness when they are at odds with each other? Will they find common ground and will love bloom amid the beautiful Ruby Mountains of Nevada? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jill Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078661/bk_acx0_078661_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Norman Mailer and the stars of the Emmy Award-winning T.V. series Cagney and Lacey, Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly on this edition of Fresh Air. Mailer talks about his 1995 book Oswald´s Tale: An American Mystery. The book profiles Lee Harvey Oswald´s life. Mailer says we must ask ´´Who was Oswald?´´ as a prelude to asking ´´Who killed JFK?´´. This is Mailer´s 28th book. Gless and Daly played New York City Police detectives in their series which aired on CBS from 1982 to 1988. ´´C&G´´ was the first TV crime show in which the two central characters were female. (Original Broadcast Date: April 27, 1995) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/000781/rt_whyy_000781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Mail and Express Fourth of July Prize Stories and Poems:Founded on the American Revolution (Classic Reprint) New York Mail and Express
A sweet, wholesome romance set in 1890. Lilly Lind was forced to emigrate from Sweden two years ago, due to circumstances beyond her control. She finds a job as a garment maker in the Brown Textile Mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts, finally feeling as though she is settling in her new country. Then a suspicious fire burns the mill, making Lilly seek another way to survive. She answers a mail-order bride ad in the Grooms´ Gazette and sets off for Chicago, believing she will be a business owner´s wife. Kansas rancher Seth Reagan travels to the Union Stockyards in Chicago to attend the 1890 American Fat Stock Show, the American Horse Show, and to purchase horseflesh to augment his herd. When arriving at the train station, he overhears a conversation between a young woman and a shady-looking man. Seth becomes concerned for the mail-order bride who is whisked away to a saloon, not to her new husband´s home. When Seth goes to the saloon to check on the young woman, he finds her in trouble and offers to help her escape. While buying horses and arranging their return travel to Kansas, Seth realizes he would like to bring Lilly home with him, too, but she is still being hunted by the saloon owner´s thugs. Lilly´s good fortune in meeting Seth makes her want to start a life with this man, but he came to Illinois for horses, not a bride. Would he want her after he learns of her secrets? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Velwest. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057611/bk_acx0_057611_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.