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Sky as Frontier: Adventure, Aviation, and Empir...
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The airplane changed the course of history. Above all, it changed the history of the United States. When the Wright brothers invented their flying machine, Americans lived in a nation of two dimensions, circumscribed by lines drawn on a conventional map. A century later, their nation existed - in fact, reigned - in three dimensions. Two million Americans slipped the surly bonds of earth daily, carried aloft by aircraft operating in every part of the world. The airplane turned the sky into a new domain of human activity, a fast-developing frontier. The first to brave that frontier were adventurous young men. Then came the rich and the hurried. David Courtwright has written an ambitious history of American aviation ranging from the patent fight between the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss through the tragedy of 9/11 and the Iraq War. Along the way, Courtwright stops to consider dogfighting, barnstorming, the first air mail pilots, the development of airlines, air power during World War II, flight's impact on the environment, the troubled space frontier, and how the male-dominated aviation enterprise was domesticated and democratized. Aviation's frontier stage lasted a scant three decades, then vanished as flying became a settled experience. Sky as Frontier recreates that pioneer world and shows how commercial and military imperatives destroyed it by routinizing flight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069131/bk_acx0_069131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 27.11.2020
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The Circle (eBook, ePUB)
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Fast, thrilling, compulsively addictive - The Circle is Dave Eggers's timely novel about our obsession with the internet. When Mae is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Run out of a sprawling California campus, the Circle links users' personal emails, social media, and finances with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of transparency. Mae can't believe her great fortune to work for them - even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public ... 'Tremendous. Inventive, big hearted and very funny. Prepare to be addicted' Daily Mail 'Prescient, important and enjoyable . . . a deft modern synthesis of Swiftian wit with Orwellian prognostication' Guardian 'A gripping and highly unsettling read' Sunday Times Dave Eggers is the founder and editor of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house based in San Francisco. He is the author of seven previous books, including A Hologram for the King (finalist for the National Book Award 2012), Zeitoun (winner of the American Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize) and What is the What, which was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award and won France's Prix Médicis.

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The Circle (eBook, ePUB)
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Fast, thrilling, compulsively addictive - The Circle is Dave Eggers's timely novel about our obsession with the internet. When Mae is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Run out of a sprawling California campus, the Circle links users' personal emails, social media, and finances with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of transparency. Mae can't believe her great fortune to work for them - even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public ... 'Tremendous. Inventive, big hearted and very funny. Prepare to be addicted' Daily Mail 'Prescient, important and enjoyable . . . a deft modern synthesis of Swiftian wit with Orwellian prognostication' Guardian 'A gripping and highly unsettling read' Sunday Times Dave Eggers is the founder and editor of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house based in San Francisco. He is the author of seven previous books, including A Hologram for the King (finalist for the National Book Award 2012), Zeitoun (winner of the American Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize) and What is the What, which was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award and won France's Prix Médicis.

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Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America ,...
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New York Times Best SellerNamed one of the 10 best books of the year by San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, and Chicago TribuneA masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in AmericaNational Book Critics Circle Award finalistNamed one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Economist, The Globe and Mail, BookPage, Kirkus Reviews On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man is shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of the thousands of Black Americans murdered that year. His assailant runs down the street, jumps into an SUV, and vanishes, hoping to join the scores of killers in American cities who are never arrested for their crimes. But as soon as the case is assigned to Detective John Skaggs, the odds shift. Here is the kaleidoscopic story of the quintessential but mostly ignored American murder - a “ghettoside” killing, one young Black man slaying another - and a brilliant and driven cadre of detectives whose creed is to pursue justice for forgotten victims at all costs. Ghettoside is a fast-paced narrative of a devastating crime, an intimate portrait of detectives and a community bonded in tragedy, and a surprising new lens into the great subject of why murder happens in our cities - and how the epidemic of killings might yet be stopped. Praise for Ghettoside“A serious and kaleidoscopic achievement... [Jill Leovy is] a crisp writer with a crisp mind and the ability to boil entire skies of information into hard journalistic rain.” (Dwight Garner, The New York Times)“Masterful...gritty reporting that matches the police work behind it.” (Los Angeles Times)“Moving and engrossing.” (San Franc 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Lowman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004058/bk_rand_004058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Hungry Girl: The Official Survival Guides: Tips...
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Based on one of the most wildly popular, fastest-growing free daily e-mail subscription services, this Hungry Girl original audiobook is filled with survival strategies for anyone who wants to make guilt-free eating choices, anywhere, anytime. Learn how to "chew the right thing" from any and every restaurant menu, on airplanes, and even from the hotel mini bar. Get the 411 on guilt-free cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, successful snacking at the office, and how to survive salad bars and brunch buffets. Hungry Girl: The Official Survival Guide is brimming with tips and tricks for making smarter food choices no matter where you are. Told with Hungry Girl's inimitable wit and sassy style, Hungry Girl: The Official Survival Guide will help you tackle any and every food challenge. No problem. Track list: 1. Welcome and Introduction Dining Out 2. General Tips and American Cuisine3. Sushi4. Chinese Food5. Italian Food6. Mexican Food7. Fast Food8. Buffets9. Wrap Up Travel 10. General tips11. Airplanes and Airports12. Hotels and Mini Bars13. Cruises14. Road Trips15. Wrap Up Holidays, Events, and Parties 16. General Tips17. Cocktail Parties and Upscale Events18. Casual Parties19. Holiday Meals20. Candy-Centric Holidays21. BBQs and Cookouts22. Wrap Up Out and About 23. General Tips24. At the Office25. Movie Theaters26. Coffee Shops27. Mall Food and the Food Court28. The Beach29. Sporting Events and Concerts30. Theme Parks, Carnivals, and the County Fair31. Ice Cream Shops32. The Bar Scene, Girls' Night Out, and every other Event Involving Alcohol33. Out and About - Wrap Up 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Lillien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000920/bk_aren_000920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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'Round Midnight , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 677min
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From the author of We Are Called to Rise comes a novel about the interconnected lives of four women in Las Vegas, each of whom experiences a life-changing moment at a classic casino nightclub. Spanning the six decades when Las Vegas grew from a dusty gambling town into the melting-pot metropolis it is today, 'Round Midnight is the story of four women - one who falls in love, one who gets lucky, one whose heart is broken, and one who chooses happiness - whose lives change at the Midnight Room. June Stein and her husband open the El Capitan casino in the 1950s and rocket to success after hiring a charismatic black singer to anchor their nightclub. Their fast-paced lifestyle runs aground as racial tensions mount. Honorata leaves the Philippines as a mail order bride to a Chicago businessman, then hits a jackpot at the Midnight Room when he takes her on a weekend trip to Las Vegas. Engracia, a Mexican immigrant whose lucky find at the Midnight Room leads to heartbreak, becomes enmeshed in Honorata's secret when she opens her employer's door to that Chicago businessman - and his gun. And then there is Coral, an African American teacher who struggles with her own mysterious past. A favor for Honorata takes her to the Midnight Room, where she hits a jackpot of another kind. Mining the rich territory of motherhood and community, 'Round Midnight is a story that mirrors the social transformation of our nation. Full of passion, heartbreak, heroism, longing, and suspense, it honors the reality of women's lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joy Osmanski, Will Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007893/bk_sans_007893_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Zone 23
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ZONE 23 ... a darkly comic dystopian satire about being human, all-too-human, featuring two of the most endearing Anti-Social anti-heroes that ever rebelled against the forces of Normality. Set in the post-catastrophic future, in a peaceful, prosperous, corporate-controlled society where all dissent and non-conformity has been pathologized, and the human race is being genetically corrected in order to establish everlasting peace on Earth, Zone 23 is a hilarious, heartbreaking affirmation of the anarchic human spirit, and a defiant departure from the norms of both the genre sci-fi and literary novel. C. J. Hopkins is the author of several critically acclaimed and award-winning stage plays, including Horse Country, screwmachine/eyecandy, and The Extremists. His political satire and commentary has appeared on NPR Berlin, in CounterPunch, ColdType, and other journals, and has been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (Methuen) and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc., and have been produced in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, and The Netherlands. Critical acclaim for Hopkins' previous work ... "A brilliant (and hilarious) critique of the emptiness of American life and the meaninglessness of the popular culture that attempts to fill the void" -- Toronto Globe & Mail "A blistering revelation ... Hopkins' body of work owes a huge debt to the absurdists and so manages to blast beyond the merely political or allegorical to the existential" -- Time Out New York "Sharp, brilliant, intense, fast-moving, made for the moment we live in" -- The Scotsman, Edinburgh "A gripping satire, which spills into sinister weirdness." -- Die Tageszeitung, Berlin

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Zone 23
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ZONE 23 ... a darkly comic dystopian satire about being human, all-too-human, featuring two of the most endearing Anti-Social anti-heroes that ever rebelled against the forces of Normality. Set in the post-catastrophic future, in a peaceful, prosperous, corporate-controlled society where all dissent and non-conformity has been pathologized, and the human race is being genetically corrected in order to establish everlasting peace on Earth, Zone 23 is a hilarious, heartbreaking affirmation of the anarchic human spirit, and a defiant departure from the norms of both the genre sci-fi and literary novel. C. J. Hopkins is the author of several critically acclaimed and award-winning stage plays, including Horse Country, screwmachine/eyecandy, and The Extremists. His political satire and commentary has appeared on NPR Berlin, in CounterPunch, ColdType, and other journals, and has been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (Methuen) and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc., and have been produced in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, and The Netherlands. Critical acclaim for Hopkins' previous work ... "A brilliant (and hilarious) critique of the emptiness of American life and the meaninglessness of the popular culture that attempts to fill the void" -- Toronto Globe & Mail "A blistering revelation ... Hopkins' body of work owes a huge debt to the absurdists and so manages to blast beyond the merely political or allegorical to the existential" -- Time Out New York "Sharp, brilliant, intense, fast-moving, made for the moment we live in" -- The Scotsman, Edinburgh "A gripping satire, which spills into sinister weirdness." -- Die Tageszeitung, Berlin

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The One for the Mojave Kid - Lonigan - War Part...
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One for the Mohave Kid: Few men were as deadly - or troublesome - with a gun as the Mohave Kid. Ab Kale, marshal of Hinkley, had warned the Kid to stay away from his town. Even as he trained his own adopted son, Riley, to handle a gun, he worried for both of them. He knew the Kid was the bloodthirsty sort who would one day force a showdown. But he couldn’t know when…or prepare Riley for the test of his young life. "Lonigan": Ruth Gurney arrived home to find her late father’s cattle ranch in debt, and their trail-boss, Lonigan, missing. As luck would have it, there is a conveniently available replacement - Hoey Ives. The ranch hands are uneasy with Ives’s place on the drive, but the money is desperately needed and there’s no time to wait for Lonigan. After days on the trail with no sign of water, weak cattle, and restless men, Ruth can’t help but have second thoughts about the seemingly trustworthy Ives. When he suddenly proposes and asks for more than her hand in marriage, Ruth knows she has to find out what he’s really up to - and fast. "War Party": 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 14 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: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003495/bk_rand_003495_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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