An American Dream:Harper Perennial Modern Classics Norman Mailer
An American Dream:A Novel Norman Mailer
Sundown Towns examines thousands of all-white American towns that were - and still are, in some instances - racially exclusive by design.Professor emeritus at the University of Vermont, James W. Loewen won the National Book Award for his New York Times best seller Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Norman Dietz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/001696de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and best-selling author of Murder at the Pencil Factory and Murder of the Banker´s Daughter, comes the powerful historical true crime short, Murder During the Chicago World´s Fair: The Killing of Little Emma Werner. On Tuesday, May 9, 1893, seven-year-old Emma Werner was the victim of a brutal and lethal attack in Chicago, Illinois. The dreadful murder came at the start of the city´s much ballyhooed 1893 World´s Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World´s Fair. It coincided with the heinous crimes of ruthless serial killer Herman Webster Mudgett, who went by the name H.H. Holmes and built a hotel called the World´s Fair Hotel to house and profit from the Fair visitors needing a place to stay. The hotel proved to be a veritable death trap for unsuspecting, mostly female, guests and employees alike. Emma´s killer was 21-year-old George Craig, who worked as a painter at the World´s Fair. By the time the Fair was over, the mayor of Chicago, Carter Harrison, would be assassinated by Patrick Eugene Prendergast, a disgruntled newspaper worker. And before the shocking final disposition to the murder of Emma Werner could come to pass nearly four years later, Craig and Prendergast would cross paths in jail, Holmes and Prendergast would be executed, and Craig would be set free in what many saw as an unbelievable miscarriage of justice and misguided sense of compassion for the cold-blooded child killer. The tragic tale of Emma Werner´s short life and its chilling convergence with other tragedies against the backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World´s Fair is revealed in the pages of this historical and fascinating trip down memory lane. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Norman Gilligan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082900de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Charles River Editors´ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history´s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. This concise, but comprehensive audiobook, will keep your kid´s attention all the way to the end. April 19, 1775, was the most momentous day in American history. Over the course of nearly 18 hours, a morning that began with midnight riders spreading an alarm about a British raid headed for Concord, would lead to the British column fleeing for their lives, back to the vicinity of Boston, as thousands of militiamen headed to cut them off and surround them. By the time the sun went down, 10 years of strife between the 13 colonies and Great Britain finally boiled over into pitched battle, and a revolution. In the wake of the revolution, the importance of April 19, 1775, became clear to everyone, and the legends and mystique surrounding that day have grown ever since. That day made an icon out of Paul Revere, who would have been greatly surprised at the end of his life, if he had known he would become famous for his midnight ride. As a fervent, and well-connected patriot who was part of Boston´s intelligence network, Revere was sent on the ride toward Lexington along with William Dawes, with the intention of warning the countryside that British troops were heading that way, presumably to arrest patriot leaders Samuel Adams, and John Hancock. After warning Adams and Hancock, Revere, Dawes, and another messenger, Samuel Prescott, were stopped and detained by British soldiers on the path toward Concord, and though Dawes and Prescott managed to escape, Revere was escorted back toward Lexington by the British that morning. As it turned out, Revere and the patriots were wrong about the actual reason for the British march that morning, and Revere did not successfully finish his own ride. The Battles of Lexington & Concord are just as full of legends. It´s unclear who fired first ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093288de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On a snowy morning in January 1910, the Alaska Steamship Company´s Farallon struck Black Reef in Cook Inlet. The vessel carried no wireless radio to broadcast an SOS. Thirty-eight men scrambled into lifeboats, to be cast up on the rugged shore where they huddled under make-shift tents constructed from the Farallon´s sails. Exposed to a bitter northern winter with meager equipment and clothing, a disturbing awareness sank in-rescuers may arrive too late. In a daring attempt to find help, six men launched a lifeboat on the open sea. During two months of relentless travail, the brave mariners were all but given up for lost. One of the stranded men created a startling record of the shipwrecked party. John E. Thwaites, an amateur photographer and the ship´s mail clerk, shot dozens of haunting, stark images of the ice-shrouded derelict, the castaways´ barren camp, and frostbitten men with burlap-wrapped feet. Lloyd brings to life a riveting tale of hardy seafaring men and tough sourdoughs who survived cold and despair against difficult odds in Alaska´s stormswept wilderness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025888de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Norman MailerAn American AestheticTaschenbuchvon Andrew WilsonEAN: 9783039114061Einband: Kartoniert / BroschiertErscheinungsjahr: 2008Sprache: EnglischSeiten: 272Maße: 223 x 149 x 20 mmAutor: Andrew WilsonSprachwissenschaft, Literaturwissenschaft, Al
Norman Mailer and the Modernist Turn:American Culture Jerry Schuchalter
When Why Are We in Vietnam? was published in 1967, almost twenty years after The Naked and the Dead, the critical response was ecstatic. The novel fully confirmed Mailer´s stature as one of the most important figures in contemporary American literature. Now, a new edition of this exceptional work serves as further affirmation of its timeless quality. Narrated by Ranald (´´D.J.´´) Jethroe, Texas´s most precocious teenager, on the eve of his departure to fight in Vietnam, this story of a hunting trip in Alaska is both brilliantly entertaining and profoundly thoughtful. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MacLeod Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008492de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.