“THE BEST LIVE FILM OF A STAGE SHOW THAT I’VE SEEN” Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail THE LEGENDARY MISS SAIGON The spectacular, sell-out 25th Anniversary Gala Performance of this acclaimed new production of the global stage sensation was described as “the most thrilling, soaring and emotionally stirring musical with magnifi cent performances” by the Daily Telegraph and “the greatest musical of all time” by the Daily Mail. The epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with American GI Chris – but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. The special gala fi nale also features appearances by the original cast including Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga. INCLUDES THE BEHIND THE SCENES DOCUMENTARY ‘THE HEAT IS BACK ON: THE REMAKING OF MISS SAIGON’ Special Features: Gala Finale (34 minutes) The Heat is Back on - Behind the Scenes of Cameron Mackintosh's new production
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Daily Mail Book of the Year. A Mail on Sunday Book of the Year. Famed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir.
'Thought-provoking' The Times 'Bracing and fun' Mail on Sunday 'Staggeringly good' Eric Idle Candid, fearless and provocative, Bret Easton Ellis is best known for writing the era-defining novel American Psycho. In his first non-fiction book, Ellis opens up about who he is and sounds a warning about what he thinks is wrong with the world today. In this wide-ranging book he tells personal stories from his own life and explores the consequences of his fame. He writes with razor-sharp precision about the music, movies, books and TV he loves and hates. He examines the ways our culture, politics and relationships have changed over the last four decades. He also offers a robust defence of truth and freedom, perhaps the two things under the greatest threat in our society right now. White is blisteringly honest, powerfully opinionated, frequently funny and always entertaining. Whether you agree with him or not, Ellis is impossible to ignore. 'Funny and provocative . . . a winning mixture of incautious autobiography and caustic polemic, with plenty of sharp social observation thrown in . . . What a timely book this is' Mail on Sunday 'Very good . . . the best thing he has published for years' Sunday Times
This novelette contains powerful Christian influences, love, family, and other related themes meant to make you smile! Mail Order Bride: Led by God to the Texas Cowboy takes place during the time of the American Civil War. It tells the story of a young woman, Susan, who lives in New York City and responds to a mail order bride advertisement. Ben, the cowboy in the ad, seeks a Christian woman he can spend the rest of his life with. After exchanging several letters, the hopeful bride and groom decide to meet. On her way to his Texas ranch, Susan is the victim of an assault on a train and is devastated. Will the Texas cowboy still desire her? Will he accept her and look past a situation she could not control? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bailey Varness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023392/bk_acx0_023392_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This 13,000 word novelette contains powerful Christian influences, love, family and other related themes meant to make you smile! Mail Order Bride: The Cowboy's Homeless Widow takes place after the American Civil War and tells the story about a young woman who is need of a great change in her life. She desires love and security. Feeling compelled by God, she responds to a mail order bride advertisement from a cowboy living in Texas. After corresponding for some time, they begin to grow feelings for each other and decide to meet. However, there is a problem. The young woman has not been completely honest with the Christian man and feels that he may not love her for who she truly is. Will the cowboy see past her troubled history and love her for the woman she truly is? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027769/bk_acx0_027769_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bud Miles was a boy when he crossed the Mississippi. But Bud buried his father after an Indian attack, and as the wagon train pushed on through Sioux country, the boy stood as tall as any man....Tell Sackett killed cougars at fourteen and fought a war at 15. Now Tell was hauling dangerous freight - a soldier's wife and a fortune in gold - knowing that someone wanted him dead....Laurie Bonnet was a mail-order bride who thought she was a failure on the frontier. But when the chips were down, she was the only one who could save her husband's life.... In these marvelous stories of the West, Louis L'Amour tells of travelers, gunfighters, homesteaders, and adventurers: men and women making hard and sudden choices and fighting battles that could cut a person's life short--or open up a bold new future on the American frontier. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/rand/001638/pf_rand_001638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Between the Monday after Abraham Lincoln was shot until the following week, Tom Jones hid John Wilkes Booth in the wilds of Maryland and then helped him get across the Potomac River to Virginia. At the time of the Lincoln assassination, Thomas A. Jones was 45 years old and had spent the years of the American Civil War working with zeal in the Confederate cause in Southern Maryland. He primarily acted as an aid to Confederate spies moving through Charles County and helping the substantial intelligence network by moving mail. By the time that Jones wrote this account of having helped John Wilkes Booth escape, his assessment of Abraham Lincoln had gone through a transformation. As he tells us, the light of reason had been blinded and he now saw Lincoln as a good and great man. This is but one small piece of the drama that changed history. But Jones was there and was part of it. It's an important account that fills in the days between Booth's deed and his capture and death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian V. Hunt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086748/bk_acx0_086748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Underground Railroad to the North was salvation for many US slaves before the Civil War. But during the same decades, thousands of people in the south-central United States escaped slavery not by heading north but by crossing the southern border into Mexico. In South to Freedom historian Alice Baumgartner tells the story of Mexico's rise as an antislavery republic and a promised land for enslaved people in North America. She describes how Mexico's abolition of slavery challenged US institutions and helped to set the international stage for the US Civil War. In 1837, shortly after Texas rebelled against Mexican rule, Mexico's Congress formally abolished slavery, and enslaved people began to head south. Some were helped by free blacks, ship captains, Mexicans, Germans, gamblers, preachers, mail riders, and other "lurking scoundrels," but most escaped by their own ingenuity -- with stolen rifles, forged slave passes, and, in one instance, a wig made from horsehair and pitch. As they fled across the Rio Grande, and the US government failed to secure their return, their owners began to suspect an international conspiracy against the "peculiar institution." Meanwhile, Northern Congressmen balked at reestablishing slavery in the Southwestern territories taken from Mexico after the Mexican-American War. Feeling increasingly embattled, slavers in Texas and Louisiana came to believe that their interests would best be protected outside the union. With the Southern slave regime under pressure from both the north and south, the conditions were in place for the coming of the US Civil War. Today, our attention is fixed on people seeking opportunity by moving north across our southern border, but South to Freedom reveals what happened when the reverse was true: when American slaves fled "the land of the free" for freedom in Mexico.
INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Best Book of the Year: The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, Good Morning America, She Reads Famed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir. For decades, Demi Moore has been synonymous with celebrity. From iconic film roles to high-profile relationships, Moore has never been far from the spotlight—or the headlines. Even as Demi was becoming the highest paid actress in Hollywood, however, she was always outrunning her past, just one step ahead of the doubts and insecurities that defined her childhood. Throughout her rise to fame and during some of the most pivotal moments of her life, Demi battled addiction, body image issues, and childhood trauma that would follow her for years—all while juggling a skyrocketing career and at times negative public perception. As her success grew, Demi found herself questioning if she belonged in Hollywood, if she was a good mother, a good actress—and, always, if she was simply good enough. As much as her story is about adversity, it is also about tremendous resilience. In this deeply candid and reflective memoir, Demi pulls back the curtain and opens up about her career and personal life—laying bare her tumultuous relationship with her mother, her marriages, her struggles balancing stardom with raising a family, and her journey toward open heartedness. Inside Out is a story of survival, success, and surrender—a wrenchingly honest portrayal of one woman's at once ordinary and iconic life.