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Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents: What Your ...
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Your high school history teachers never gave you a book like this one! Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the men in the White House - complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts. You’ll discover that: George Washington spent a whopping 7% of his salary on booze John Quincy Adams loved to skinny-dip in the Potomac River Gerald Ford once worked as a Cosmopolitan magazine cover model Warren G. Harding gambled with White House china when he ran low on cash Jimmy Carter reported a UFO sighting in Georgia And Richard Nixon . . . sheesh, don’t get us started on Nixon! With chapters on everyone from George Washington to Barack Obama, Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents tackles all the tough questions that other history books are afraid to ask: How many of these guys were cheating on their wives? Are there really secret tunnels underneath the White House? And what was Nancy Reagan thinking when she appeared on Diff’rent Strokes? American history was never this much fun in school! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bloodworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015281/bk_adbl_015281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Die Reisenden
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Zwei Familien, zwei Hautfarben und die gemeinsame Sehnsucht nach Versöhnung: Von den Bürgerrechtsbewegungen bis zur Obama-Ära spannt Regina Porter ein schillerndes Zeitpanorama und verdichtet die Geschichte zweier Familien - die eine weiß, die andere schwarz - zu einem intimen und gegenwärtigen Familienepos.Anfang der Sechziger weht Hoffnung durch das Land. Martin Luther King marschiert auf Washington, Amerika hat einen Traum. Der junge James will seine ärmliche irische Herkunft hinter sich lassen und träumt von einer strahlenden Zukunft als Anwalt. Nur wenig später wird die junge, schöne Afroamerikanerin Agnes auf der Heimfahrt von ihrem ersten Date von einem weißen Polizisten angehalten. Schreckliche Momente folgen. Agnes zweifelt, ob sie überhaupt eine Zukunft hat. Beide ahnen nicht, auf welch unerwarteten Wegen die Geschichte der nächsten Jahrzehnte sie und ihre Familien zusammenführen wird.Eine scharfsinnige Erkundung des heutigen Amerikas und der Traumata von Rassismus und Ungleichheit, die nach wie vor unsere Welt bewegen - erzählt von einer neuen aufregenden Stimme der Weltliteratur."Wenn Sie sich wünschten, Raymond Carver würde noch leben und hätte einen neuen Roman geschrieben, dann halten Sie ihn in Händen." New York Times"Dieser funkelnde welt- und zeitumspannende Debütroman ist pures Glück. Porter ist eine verteufelt scharfsinnige Chronistin menschlicher Schwächen. In ihren Händen fühlen sich die erzählten Episoden wie das Leben selbst an." Guardian"Nur die großherzigsten und scharfsichtigsten Schriftsteller vollbringen solch ein Werk." Paul Harding, Pulitzer-Preisträger

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Zwei Familien, zwei Hautfarben und die gemeinsame Sehnsucht nach Versöhnung: Von den Bürgerrechtsbewegungen bis zur Obama-Ära spannt Regina Porter ein schillerndes Zeitpanorama und verdichtet die Geschichte zweier Familien - die eine weiß, die andere schwarz - zu einem intimen und gegenwärtigen Familienepos.Anfang der Sechziger weht Hoffnung durch das Land. Martin Luther King marschiert auf Washington, Amerika hat einen Traum. Der junge James will seine ärmliche irische Herkunft hinter sich lassen und träumt von einer strahlenden Zukunft als Anwalt. Nur wenig später wird die junge, schöne Afroamerikanerin Agnes auf der Heimfahrt von ihrem ersten Date von einem weißen Polizisten angehalten. Schreckliche Momente folgen. Agnes zweifelt, ob sie überhaupt eine Zukunft hat. Beide ahnen nicht, auf welch unerwarteten Wegen die Geschichte der nächsten Jahrzehnte sie und ihre Familien zusammenführen wird.Eine scharfsinnige Erkundung des heutigen Amerikas und der Traumata von Rassismus und Ungleichheit, die nach wie vor unsere Welt bewegen - erzählt von einer neuen aufregenden Stimme der Weltliteratur."Wenn Sie sich wünschten, Raymond Carver würde noch leben und hätte einen neuen Roman geschrieben, dann halten Sie ihn in Händen." New York Times"Dieser funkelnde welt- und zeitumspannende Debütroman ist pures Glück. Porter ist eine verteufelt scharfsinnige Chronistin menschlicher Schwächen. In ihren Händen fühlen sich die erzählten Episoden wie das Leben selbst an." Guardian"Nur die großherzigsten und scharfsichtigsten Schriftsteller vollbringen solch ein Werk." Paul Harding, Pulitzer-Preisträger

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First of the Year: 2009
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This is the second volume in the First of the Year Series. Contributors like Armond White, Philip Levine, Donna Gaines, Lawrence Goodwyn, Irving Louis Horowitz, Charles O'Brien, Fredric Smoler, Paul Berman, and Amiri Baraka are back (and blazing). And there are important new voices in the First mix, such as Vincent Harding, Roxane Johnson, and Bob Levin. If there is a leitmotif to this edition, it is the election and inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African-American president. First aims to be up to the minute of this moment.As Benj DeMott notes 'a glance at this volume confirms the margin is still the center for us.' And that margin stretches from Harlem to the world. There are tales of edgy sojourns in Afghanistan, Thailand, and South Africa. The volume also has a Question & Answer with Ousmane Sembi, who taught Africans to resist 'elements of received culture-those fixed rules and values which nobody but those on the margins dare to question.' A second interview with Adam Hochschild celebrates the Englishman who invented abolition, and an African-American original who coined the phrase 'crimes against humanity.'The volume includes a protest against the Israeli war machine by Uri Avnery who has long been a creative outsider in his own society. It makes the case that American ideologues (on both extremes) keep getting the Middle East wrong because they cannot grasp the complexities of any country, including their own. First of the Year's minority angles of vision will help readers see with new eyes. It will help their hearing too. The volume has plenty of music writing marked by loving attention to details of pop performances. In short, this collection reflects its editor; direct, unafraid, urban, and entirely contemporary.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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The Snowden Files
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It began with an unsigned email: 'I am a senior member of the intelligence community'. What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one extraordinary man, Edward Snowden. The consequences have shaken the leaders of nations worldwide, from Obama to Cameron, to the presidents of Brazil, France, and Indonesia, and the chancellor of Germany. Edward Snowden, a young computer genius working for America's National Security Agency, blew the whistle on the way this frighteningly powerful organisation uses new technology to spy on the entire planet. The spies call it 'mastering the internet'. Others call it the death of individual privacy. This is the inside story of Snowden's deeds and the journalists who faced down pressure from the US and UK governments to break a remarkable scoop. Snowden's story reads like a globe-trotting thriller, from the day he left his glamorous girlfriend in Hawaii, carrying a hard drive full of secrets, to the weeks of secret-spilling in Hong Kong and his battle for asylum. Now stuck in Moscow, a uniquely hunted man, he faces US espionage charges and an uncertain future in exile. What drove Snowden to sacrifice himself? Award-winning Guardian journalist Luke Harding asks the question which should trouble every citizen of the internet age. Luke Harding's other books include Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy and Mafia State: How One Reporter Became an Enemy of the Brutal New Russia.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Redefining Black Power
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The Obama presidency represented a major milestone in African American history. The very presence of a black First Family had a profound cultural impact, but did the Obama White House actually addressed any of the ongoing issues faced by Black America? Did communities of color organized sufficiently to voice their concerns? How could lessons learned from past freedom struggles guide the organizing that's needed to meet today's opportunities and challenges? To explore these questions in depth, international journalist Joanne Griffith traveled the country to interview black intellectuals, activists, authors and educators, including former advisor to former President Obama, Van Jones; civil rights advocate and litigator, Michelle Alexander; economist, Julianne Malveaux; and friend and speech writer for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Vincent Harding. The result was a wide-ranging exploration of the hot-button issues facing America today, from economics, education and the law, to the cultural impact of mass media. Timely and rich in personal wisdom, Redefining Black Power connects the dots between past freedom struggles and the future of black civic and cultural life in the United States. 'Redefining Black Power [was] an important, historical rumination on race, class, power and politics in the Age of Obama. The conversations . . . are thoughtful, probing, nuanced insights into the state of African American political power at this historic moment. The book raises challenging questions, but rather than offer definitive answers, it provokes the reader to personally define 'Black power' and inspires all of us to continue the work of 'deepening the meaning of democracy.''-Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights 'Joanne Griffith is a superb journalist! She writes, speaks, and interviews with great skill, sincerity, and sensitivity to those she covers. Joanne has made it in a tough journalism world-one where the white males, working for wealthy news organizations, have the advantages. Her writings and insights are a lesson to all. She reflects President Obama's spirited call of 'fired up, ready to go!''-Connie Lawn, Senior White House Correspondent (since 1968) 'International broadcast journalist Griffith draws on the archives of radio interviews with black intellectuals to offer a perspective on how the election of the nation's first black president has changed notions of black power and ideas of a multicultural democracy. . . . Griffith provides context for each excerpted interview, adding to the texture of the analysis of changing perspectives on contemporary black power.'-Booklist 'Griffith concludes by wondering if progressives have been 'lulled into a satisfied slumber' by Obama's election, and whether Dr. King's ambitions have been betrayed by this complacency. Multifaceted discussions regarding the challenges faced by African-Americans during the Obama presidency.'-Kirkus Review Joanne Griffith is an award winning international broadcast journalist who has reported, produced and hosted programs for the British Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio and the Pacifica Radio Network. Joanne has spent her career telling the stories of tragedy and triumph throughout the African Diaspora; from voting rights in the United States, the legacy of slavery in the Caribbean, the contribution of immigrants to the United Kingdom and the politics of food and power in southern Africa.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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First of the Year: 2009
50,90 CHF *
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This is the second volume in the First of the Year Series. Contributors like Armond White, Philip Levine, Donna Gaines, Lawrence Goodwyn, Irving Louis Horowitz, Charles O'Brien, Fredric Smoler, Paul Berman, and Amiri Baraka are back (and blazing). And there are important new voices in the First mix, such as Vincent Harding, Roxane Johnson, and Bob Levin. If there is a leitmotif to this edition, it is the election and inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African-American president. First aims to be up to the minute of this moment.As Benj DeMott notes &quote;a glance at this volume confirms the margin is still the center for us.&quote; And that margin stretches from Harlem to the world. There are tales of edgy sojourns in Afghanistan, Thailand, and South Africa. The volume also has a Question & Answer with Ousmane Sembi, who taught Africans to resist &quote;elements of received culture-those fixed rules and values which nobody but those on the margins dare to question.&quote; A second interview with Adam Hochschild celebrates the Englishman who invented abolition, and an African-American original who coined the phrase &quote;crimes against humanity.&quote;The volume includes a protest against the Israeli war machine by Uri Avnery who has long been a creative outsider in his own society. It makes the case that American ideologues (on both extremes) keep getting the Middle East wrong because they cannot grasp the complexities of any country, including their own. First of the Year's minority angles of vision will help readers see with new eyes. It will help their hearing too. The volume has plenty of music writing marked by loving attention to details of pop performances. In short, this collection reflects its editor; direct, unafraid, urban, and entirely contemporary.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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DK Eyewitness Books: First Ladies: Discover the...
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From Martha Washington to America's newest first lady, Melania Trump, meet the 46 exceptional women who left their mark on the White House. See how the role of the First Lady has evolved from being a gracious hostess to encompassing humanitarian work and even policy making. Filled with amazing facts, full-color photographs of personal mementos, family pictures, and campaign memorabilia, DK Eyewitness Books: First Ladies is a visual tour through US history. See Mary Todd Lincoln's mourning cape, Edith Wilson's tiara, Eleanor Roosevelt's writing desk, Pat Nixon's party favors, and more. Learn how Florence Harding, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama redefined what being a First Lady means and involved themselves in causes to create social change and new policies. Each revised Eyewitness book retains the stunning artwork and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. On every colorful page: vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.

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DK Eyewitness Books: First Ladies: Discover the...
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From Martha Washington to America's newest first lady, Melania Trump, meet the 46 exceptional women who left their mark on the White House. See how the role of the First Lady has evolved from being a gracious hostess to encompassing humanitarian work and even policy making. Filled with amazing facts, full-color photographs of personal mementos, family pictures, and campaign memorabilia, DK Eyewitness Books: First Ladies is a visual tour through US history. See Mary Todd Lincoln's mourning cape, Edith Wilson's tiara, Eleanor Roosevelt's writing desk, Pat Nixon's party favors, and more. Learn how Florence Harding, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama redefined what being a First Lady means and involved themselves in causes to create social change and new policies. Now revised and updated, DK Eyewitness Books: First Ladies tells the stories of our nation's first ladies and shows readers how each woman influenced the history of the United States. Each revised Eyewitness book retains the stunning artwork and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 12.12.2019
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