No career in modern American letters is at once so brilliant, varied, and controversial as that of Norman Mailer. In a span of more than six decades, Mailer has delved into subjects ranging from World War II to Ancient Egypt, from the march on the Pentagon to Marilyn Monroe, from Henry Miller and Mohammad Ali to Jesus Christ. Now, in The Castle in the Forest, his first major work of fiction in more than a decade, Mailer offers what may be his consummate literary endeavor: he has set out to explore the evil of Adolf Hitler.The narrator, a mysterious SS man who is later revealed to be an exceptional presence, follows the young Adolf from birth through his adolescence. En route, revealing portraits are offered of Hitler´s father and mother, sisters, and brothers.A tapestry of unforgettable characters, The Castle in the Forest delivers its myriad twists and surprises with astonishing insight into the nature of the struggle between good and evil that exists in us all. At its core is a hypothesis that is employed with stunning originality. Norman Mailer may well be saying more than he ever has before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harris Yulin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000844/bk_sans_000844_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How do you hire and train sales people, and how do you use them effectively? In only 60 minutes of conversation and instruction, learn the answer to this question from the author of The Entrepreneur´s Guide. He helped bring American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) public in 1988, a company that recently sold for $6.1 Billion. This audiobook includes 13 sections: Introduction: The Hardest Job to Hire For and Employ People In Effectively Define What You Are Looking For Suggested Ad: Be Willing to Carry a Bag Learning the Ropes: The Most Undervalued Part of the Job Your Firm´s Toleration for Input Interviews: Do Not Prompt Them Interviews: Eccentrics Need Apply Testing Points Training Employing Doable Tasks Undoable Tasks Summary: Keep Looking All the Time.This product is part of the Simply Magazine Home & Office series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deaver Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smag/000022/bk_smag_000022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Willow: Bride of Pennsylvania is second in the unprecedented 50-book American Mail-Order Brides series. When a fire destroys the factory where Willow Miller works, her only choice for a secure future comes through becoming a mail-order bride to ex-Amish Amos Stoltzfus and moving to her ancestral home of Pennsylvania. Hope carries her forward into a new life, but guilt over her part in the fire that destroyed the factory threatens to hold her back. Amos Stoltzfus is overjoyed to bring someone as sweet and special as Willow into his life to recapture a sense of family and love that he has been missing. But Amos has a past of his own and unresolved conflict with his neighbor and former best friend, Mark Lapp, that stands in the way of family, happiness, and the community around him. Can Willow help resolve the pain and heal the breach that divides Amos from his community and his culture, or will her troubles stand in the way of her and Amos´ happiness? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Velwest. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049667/bk_acx0_049667_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A genuine literary event - an illuminating collection of correspondence from one of the most acclaimed American writers of all time Over the course of a nearly sixty-year career, Norman Mailer wrote more than 30 novels, essay collections, and nonfiction books. Yet nowhere was he more prolific - or more exposed - than in his letters. All told, Mailer crafted more than 45,000 pieces of correspondence (approximately 20 million words), many of them deeply personal, keeping a copy of almost every one. Now the best of these are published - most for the first time - in one remarkable volume that spans seven decades and, it seems, several lifetimes. Together they form a stunning autobiographical portrait of one of the most original, provocative, and outspoken public intellectuals of the twentieth century. Compiled by Mailer´s authorized biographer, J. Michael Lennon, and organized by decade, Selected Letters of Norman Mailer features the most fascinating of Mailer´s missives from 1940 to 2007 - letters to his family and friends, to fans and fellow writers (including Truman Capote, James Baldwin, and Philip Roth), to political figures from Henry Kissinger to Bill and Hillary Clinton, and to such cultural icons as John Lennon, Marlon Brando, and even Monica Lewinsky. Here is Mailer the precocious Harvard undergraduate, writing home to his parents for the first time and worrying that his acceptances by literary magazines were ´´all happening too easy.´´ Here, too, is Mailer the soldier, confronting the violence of war in the Pacific, which would become the subject of his masterly debut novel, The Naked and the Dead: ´´[I´m] amazed how casually it fits into...daily life, how very unhorrible it all is.´´ Mailer the international celebrity pledges to William Styron, ´´I´m going to write every day, and like Lot´s Wife I´m consigning myself to a pillar of salt if I dare to look back,´´ while the 1980s Mailer agonizes over the fallout 1. Language: English. Narrator: David de Vries. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008594/bk_brll_008594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Es tut mir leid- mein Deutsch ist nicht perfekt. Ich bin Amerikanerin, meine Muttersprache ist Englisch. Mein Mann ist Deutsch und wir sprechen Deutsch zusammen. Ich babysitte regelmäßig für eine Familie in Wiesbaden und würde gerne mehr Kinder im Alter von 4 bis 11 Jahren babysitten. Ich kann bei der Schularbeit helfen, Spiele spielen und gemeinsam Englisch und Deutsch üben. Ich wohne in Mainz. Ich kann unter meiner E-Mail-Adresse erreicht werden. Ich würde dich und deine Kinder gerne treffen! Danke, Wendy I am American, my native language is English. My husband is German and we speak German together. I babysit regularly now for one family in Wiesbaden, and would love to babysit more children 4-11 years old. I can help with school work, play games, and we can practice speaking English and German together. I live in Mainz. I can be reached at my email address. I would love to meet you and your children! Thank you, Wendy
Norman Mailer was one of the towering figures of twentieth-century American letters and an acknowledged master of the essay. Mind of an Outlaw, the first posthumous publication from this outsize literary icon, collects Mailer´s most important and representative work in the form that many rank as his most electrifying. As America´s foremost public intellectual, Norman Mailer was a ubiquitous presence in our national life - on the airwaves and in print - for more than sixty years. With his supple mind and pugnacious persona, he engaged society more than any other writer of his generation. The trademark Mailer swagger is much in evidence in these pages as he holds forth on culture, ideology, politics, sex, gender, and celebrity, among other topics. Here is Mailer on boxing, Mailer on Hemingway, Mailer on Marilyn Monroe, and, of course, Mailer on Mailer - the one subject that served as the beating heart of all of his nonfiction. From his early essay ´´A Credo for the Living,´´ published in 1948, when the author was twenty-five, to his final writings in the year before his death, Mailer wrestled with the big themes of his times. He was one of the most astute cultural commentators of the postwar era, a swashbuckling intellectual provocateur who never pulled a punch and was rarely anything less than interesting. Mind of an Outlaw spans the full arc of Mailer´s evolution as a writer, including such essential pieces as his acclaimed 1957 meditation on hipsters, ´´The White Negro´´; multiple selections from his seminal collection Advertisements for Myself; and a never-before-published essay on Sigmund Freud. Incendiary, erudite, and unrepentantly outrageous, Norman Mailer was a dominating force on the battlefield of ideas. Featuring an incisive Introduction by Jonathan Lethem, Mind of an Outlaw forms a fascinating portrait of Mailer´s intellectual development across the span of his career as well as the preoccupations of 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Lane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008473/bk_brll_008473_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From perfectly formed potatoes to adulterous US presidents, and from domestic upsets to millennial fever, Bill Bryson just cannot resist airing his opinions and standing up for his (mostly) law-abiding fellow American citizens. But of course after twenty years in England, he is now back on the other side of the pond, and is obviously having a little trouble finding his true American self again. After vigorous exercise on the Appalachian Trail comes this edited collection of Bryson¿s most splenetic comic pieces culled from his humorous regular column in the Mail on Sunday.
With unprecedented scope and consummate skill, Norman Mailer unfolds a rich and riveting epic of an American spy. Harry Hubbard is the son and godson of CIA legends. His journey to learn the secrets of his society - and his own past - takes him through the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the ´´momentous catastrophe´´ of the Kennedy assassination. All the while, Hubbard is haunted by women who were loved by both his godfather and President Kennedy. Featuring a tapestry of unforgettable characters both real and imagined, Harlot´s Ghost is a panoramic achievement in the tradition of Tolstoy, Melville, and Balzac, a triumph of Mailer´s literary prowess. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008331/bk_brll_008331_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The perfect gift for parents this Father’s Day: a beautiful, gut-wrenching memoir of Irish identity, fatherhood, and what we owe to the past. ´´A heartbreaking and redemptive book, written with courage and grace.” (J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy ´´...a lovely little book.” (Ross Douthat, The New York Times)The child of an Irish man and an Irish American woman who split up before he was born, Michael Brendan Dougherty grew up with an acute sense of absence. He was raised in New Jersey by his hardworking single mother, who gave him a passion for Ireland, the land of her roots and the home of Michael´s father. She put him to bed using little phrases in the Irish language, sang traditional songs, and filled their home with a romantic vision of a homeland over the horizon. Every few years, his father returned from Dublin for a visit, but those encounters were never long enough. Devastated by his father´s departures, Michael eventually consoled himself by believing that fatherhood was best understood as a check in the mail. Wearied by the Irish kitsch of the 1990s, he began to reject his mother´s Irish nationalism as a romantic myth.Years later, when Michael found out that he would soon be a father himself, he could no longer afford to be jaded; he would need to tell his daughter who she is and from where she comes. He immediately reimmersed himself in the biographies of firebrands like Patrick Pearse and studied the Irish language. He decided to reconnect with the man who had left him behind and the nation just over the horizon. He began writing letters to his father about what he remembered, missed, and longed for. Those letters would become this audiobook.Along the way, Michael realized that his longings were shared by many Americans of every ethnicity and background. So many of us these days lack a clear sense of our cultural origins or even a vocabulary for expressing this 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Brendan Dougherty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004433/bk_peng_004433_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sold by her father to an unknown man, Ruby heads west to the unknown. There she finds nothing but pain and misery, yet even in the gloom there is one shining light. Ruby Cloisters´ father is a man in debt - a man being beaten by men wanting their money. In desperation, he agrees to sell one of his three daughters to a cowboy out west. The money will pay off their debts. Ruby, being the eldest, says that she will go, to protect her younger sisters. When she arrives, she finds that she has been sold to the local cattle rustlers. There is no kindness. No mention of love. Fortunately, the town is currently without a pastor, and so the wedding cannot go ahead until the new one arrives. However, when the sheriff arrives to investigate some stolen cattle, Ruby immediately feels hope. Can the sheriff really help her? And whose side is the strange Native American ranch hand really on? This is the third book in the Summer Hope Series. Emma Ashwood writes clean Western romance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Summerville. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054845/bk_acx0_054845_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tabitha: Bride of Missouri is the 24th in the unprecedented 50-book American Mail-Order Brides series.An orphan since she was 10, Tabitha Phillips was raised by a cousin who resented her, and she went out on her own as soon as she could. When the factory where she was working burned down, she was forced to return to her childhood home under the scrutiny of her critical relatives.As an employee at the post office, Tabitha isn´t supposed to become involved in the doings of her customers. But when one young man´s heart could be broken by a thoughtless letter, she sees a chance to make a difference...for herself as well as for him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121271/bk_acx0_121271_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jane Smiley brings her extraordinary gifts, comic timing, empathy, emotional wisdom, an ability to deliver slyly on big themes and capture the American spirit, to the seductive, wishful, wistful world of real estate, in which the sport of choice is the mind game. Her funny and moving new novel is about what happens when the American Dream morphs into a seven-figure American Fantasy. Joe Stratford is someone you like at once. He makes an honest living helping nice people buy and sell nice houses. His not-very-amicable divorce is finally settled, and he´s ready to begin again. It´s 1982. He is pretty happy, pretty satisfied. But a different era has dawned; Joe´s new friend, Marcus Burns from New York, seems to be suggesting that the old rules are ready to be repealed, that now is the time you can get rich quick. Really rich. And Marcus not only knows that everyone is going to get rich, he knows how. Because Marcus just quit a job with the IRS. But is Joe ready for the kind of success Marcus promises he can deliver? And what´s the real scoop on Salt Key Farm? Is this really the development opportunity of a lifetime? And then there´s Felicity Ornquist, the lovely, feisty, winning (and married) daughter of Joe´s mentor and business partner. She has finally owned up to her feelings for Joe: she´s just been waiting for him to be available. The question Joe asks himself, over and over, is: Does he have the gumption? Does he have the smarts and the imagination and the staying power to pay attention, to Marcus and to Felicity, and reap the rewards? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruth Ann Phimister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000712/bk_reco_000712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.