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Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, and Politics ...
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Impeccably researched, thought challenging, and leavened by wit, Getting Religion, the highly anticipated new book from Kenneth L. Woodward, is ideal for listeners looking to understand how religion came to be a contentious element in 21st-century public life. Here the award-winning author blends memoir (especially of the postwar era) with copious reporting and shrewd historical analysis to tell the story of how American religion, culture, and politics influenced each other in the second half of the 20th century. There are few people writing today who could tell this important story with such authority and insight. A scholar as well as one of the nation´s most respected journalists, Woodward served as Newsweek´s religion editor for nearly 40 years, reporting from five continents and contributing over 700 articles, including nearly 100 cover stories, on a wide range of social issues, ideas, and movements. Beginning with a bold reassessment of the ´50s, Woodward´s narrative weaves through the civil rights era and the movements that followed in its wake: the anti-Vietnam movement, liberation theology in Latin America, the rise of Evangelicalism and decline of mainline Protestantism, women´s liberation and the Bible, the turn to Asian spirituality, the transformation of the family and emergence of religious cults, and the embrace of righteous politics by both the Republican and Democratic Parties. Along the way Woodward provides riveting portraits of many of the era´s major figures: preachers like Billy Graham and Jerry Falwell; politicians Mario Cuomo and Hillary Clinton; movement leaders Daniel Berrigan, Abraham Joshua Heschel, and Richard John Neuhaus; influential thinkers ranging from Erik Erikson to Elizabeth Kubler-Ross; feminist theologians Rosemary Reuther and Elizabeth Schussler-Fiorenza; and est impresario Werner Erhardt, plus the author´s longtime friend the Dalai Lama. For listeners interested in how religion, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Altschuler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004773/bk_rand_004773_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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Things Fall Apart
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´´A true classic of world literature . . . A masterpiece that has inspired generations of writers in Nigeria, across Africa, and around the world.´´ -Barack Obama Nominated as one of America´s best-loved novels by PBS´s The Great American Read Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe´s critically acclaimed African Trilogy. It is a classic narrative about Africa´s cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late 1800s, Things Fall Apart explores one man´s futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political andreligious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order. With more than 20 million copies sold and translated into fifty-seven languages, Things Fall Apart provides one of the most illuminating and permanent monuments to African experience. Achebe does not only capture life in a pre-colonial African village, he conveys the tragedy of the loss of that world while broadening our understanding of our contemporary realities.

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Stand: 16.07.2019
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If Only They Didn´t Speak English: Notes From T...
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As the BBC´s North America Editor, Jon Sopel has had a pretty busy time of it lately. In the 18 months it´s taken for a reality star to go from laughingstock to leader of the free world, Jon has travelled the length and breadth of the United States, experiencing it from a perspective that most of us could only dream of: he has flown aboard Air Force One, interviewed President Obama and has even been described as ´a beauty´ by none other than Donald Trump. Through music, film, literature, TV and even through the food we eat and the clothes that we wear we all have a highly developed sense of what America is and through our shared, tangled history we claim a special relationship. But America today feels about as alien a country as you could imagine. It is fearful, angry and impatient for change. Reflecting on his journey across the continent to cover the most turbulent race in recent history, Jon Sopel lifts a lid on the seething resentments, profound anxieties and sheer rage that found its embodiment in a brash, unpredictable and seemingly unstoppable figure. In this fascinating, insightful portrait of American life and politics, Jon sets out to answer our questions about a country that once stood for the grandest of dreams but which is now mired in a storm of political extremism, racial division and increasingly perverse beliefs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Sopel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002923/bk_rhuk_002923_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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El problema de los tres cuerpos [The Three-Body...
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Escucha ahora el primer libro de la «Trilogía de los Tres Cuerpos», el fenómeno editorial chino que ha conquistado al mundo y ha ganado el premio Hugo 2015 a la mejor novela.El problema de los tres cuerpos es la primera novela no escrita originariamente en inglés galardonada con el premio Hugo, el Nobel del género de la ciencia ficción.Su autor, Cixin Liu, ha sido considerado el gran descubrimiento del género y es capaz de vender cuatro millones de ejemplares solamente en China y de hacerse con prescriptores de la talla de Barack Obama, quien seleccionó El problema de los tres cuerpos como una de sus lecturas navideñas de 2015, y Mark Zuckerberg, que lo convirtió en la primera novela de su club de lectura.El público y la crítica de los cinco continentes se rinden ante esta obra maestra, enormemente visionaria, sobre el papel de la ciencia en nuestras sociedades, que nos ayuda a comprender el pasado y el futuro de China, pero también, leída en clave geopolítica, del mundo en que vivimos. Escúchala ahora.La mejor ciencia ficción disponible en formato audiolibro.«Una novela reveladora... No te la pierdas.» (Kirkus Reviews)«Una ambiciosa obra de ciencia ficción con una imaginación salvaje.» (Nature Physics)«China lanza una invasión sci-fi con la publicación de este libro.» (The Wall Street Journal)«Una obra en el más puro estilo del gran maestro Arthur C. Clarke.» (The New York Times)«Un gran merecedor del premio Hugo, que abre la ciencia ficción china almundo.» (Science) Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. Francesc Belda. http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhsp/001036/bk_rhsp_001036_sample.mp3.

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Stand: 26.06.2019
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Educated
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW ? ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA´S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR ? BILL GATES´S HOLIDAY READING LIST ? FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE´S AWARD IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY ? FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE´S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK ? FINALIST FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post ? O: The Oprah Magazine ? Time ? NPR ? Good Morning America ? San Francisco Chronicle ? The Guardian ? The Economist ? Financial Times ? Newsday ? New York Post ? theSkimm ? Refinery29 ? Bloomberg ? Self ? Real Simple ? Town & Country ? Bustle ? Paste ? Publishers Weekly ? Library Journal ? LibraryReads ? BookRiot ? Pamela Paul, KQED ? New York Public Library An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara´s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she´d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. ´´Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Tara Westover´s] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?´´-Vogue ´´Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.´´-The New York Times Book Review

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Stand: 20.07.2019
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Educated
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW ? ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA´S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR ? BILL GATES´S HOLIDAY READING LIST ? FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE´S AWARD IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY ? FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE´S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK ? FINALIST FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post ? O: The Oprah Magazine ? Time ? NPR ? Good Morning America ? San Francisco Chronicle ? The Guardian ? The Economist ? Financial Times ? Newsday ? New York Post ? theSkimm ? Refinery29 ? Bloomberg ? Self ? Real Simple ? Town & Country ? Bustle ? Paste ? Publishers Weekly ? Library Journal ? LibraryReads ? BookRiot ? Pamela Paul, KQED ? New York Public Library An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara´s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she´d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. ´´Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Tara Westover´s] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?´´-Vogue ´´Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.´´-The New York Times Book Review

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Stand: 20.07.2019
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Awesome Trivia for Kids: Strange and Interestin...
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Did you know?In 2006, Barrack Obama received a Grammy Award for his audiobook voice. Are you interested in learning about the world, the universe, and the galaxy? Awesome Trivia for Kids is a fact audiobook for children containing many universal facts. The world has many interesting facts that captivate everyone especially the children. Many kids have an insatiable thirst for facts about the world starting from dinosaurs, outer space, history, to geography, and anything else that their minds can grasp. With the many apps, kits, games, and electronics filling today’s world, we might forget that science and fact books continue to be a fascinating and fantastic source of education and entertainment. In Awesome Trivia for Kids, the authors teach facts about the world through memorable, fun, and engaging content. The audiobook offers the listeners factual information about the universe in a fun and educative way.These are a few facts which the listeners will find interesting:The world is actually a very big and complex place where there are different people, things, and places.Africa is the second largest continent with 54 countries.The strangest fact of Antarctica is the ice glacier called blood fall.The constellations, the Milky Way, and everything else found in the galaxy exist in a space referred to outer space.All 45 presidents in the United States have been men.There are many types of dinosaurs identified across the world for instance Tyrannosaurus Rex, Spinosaurus, Diplodocus, and Brachiosaurus.The first computer ever built was the size of an entire room, and it weighed 27 tons. It was called the ENIAC.And many moreStart your exploration today by getting this audiobook today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diana Hernandez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152329/bk_acx0_152329_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 26.06.2019
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