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Shaffer Hope Rides Again - An Obama Biden Myste...
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Erscheinungsdatum: 09.07.2019, Einband: Paperback, Titelzusatz: An Obama Biden Mystery, Obama Biden Mysteries 2, Autor: Shaffer, Andrew, Verlag: Random House US, Sprache: Englisch, Produktform: Kartoniert, Umfang: 288 S., Seiten: 288, Format: 2 x 20.5 x 13.5 cm, Gewicht: 273 gr, Verkäufer: averdo

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Futureface (Adapted for Young Readers) (eBook, ...
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For anyone who is interested in genealogy and DNA profiling, this is the story of a journalist who travels the world to solve the mystery of her ancestry, facing questions about American identity and what it means to belong. Now adapted for young readers from the acclaimed adult memoir.Who are my people? Where am I from? With a Burmese mother and a white American father, Alex Wagner grew up thinking of herself as a "futureface"--an example of what the mixed-race future of America would look like. Her father's ancestors immigrated to the United States from Ireland and Luxembourg. Her mother fled Burma--now Myanmar--with her family in the 1960s.When Alex learns that her ancestry might be more mysterious than she believed, she becomes obsessed with learning everything there is to know about her ethnic and racial history. Her journey takes her from Burma to Luxembourg, from birth records written on banana leaves to high-tech genetic labs and online ancestry profiles.Through a blend of history, science, and sociology, Alex tries to solve the mysteries of her family and what it means to be American. What makes us think of certain people as "us" and others as "them"? In a time of conflict over who we are as a country, she tries to find the story where we all belong.Praise for the adult edition of Futureface"A thoughtful, beautiful meditation on what makes us who we are." --Barack Obama"Smart, timely, and moving." --Eddie Huang, bestselling author of Fresh Off the Boat"A rich and revealing memoir." --The New York Times

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Futureface (Adapted for Young Readers): A Famil...
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For anyone who is interested in genealogy and DNA profiling, this is the story of a journalist who travels the world to solve the mystery of her ancestry, facing questions about American identity and what it means to belong. Now adapted for young readers from the acclaimed adult memoir. Who are my people? Where am I from? With a Burmese mother and a white American father, Alex Wagner grew up thinking of herself as a "futureface"--an example of what the mixed-race future of America would look like. Her father's ancestors immigrated to the United States from Ireland and Luxembourg. Her mother fled Burma--now Myanmar--with her family in the 1960s. When Alex learns that her ancestry might be more mysterious than she believed, she becomes obsessed with learning everything there is to know about her ethnic and racial history. Her journey takes her from Burma to Luxembourg, from birth records written on banana leaves to high-tech genetic labs and online ancestry profiles. Through a blend of history, science, and sociology, Alex tries to solve the mysteries of her family and what it means to be American. What makes us think of certain people as "us" and others as "them"? In a time of conflict over who we are as a country, she tries to find the story where we all belong. Praise for the adult edition of Futureface "A thoughtful, beautiful meditation on what makes us who we are." --Barack Obama "Smart, timely, and moving." --Eddie Huang, bestselling author of Fresh Off the Boat "A rich and revealing memoir." --The New York Times

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Futureface (Adapted for Young Readers): A Famil...
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For anyone who is interested in genealogy and DNA profiling, this is the story of a journalist who travels the world to solve the mystery of her ancestry, facing questions about American identity and what it means to belong. Now adapted for young readers from the acclaimed adult memoir. Who are my people? Where am I from? With a Burmese mother and a white American father, Alex Wagner grew up thinking of herself as a "futureface"--an example of what the mixed-race future of America would look like. Her father's ancestors immigrated to the United States from Ireland and Luxembourg. Her mother fled Burma--now Myanmar--with her family in the 1960s. When Alex learns that her ancestry might be more mysterious than she believed, she becomes obsessed with learning everything there is to know about her ethnic and racial history. Her journey takes her from Burma to Luxembourg, from birth records written on banana leaves to high-tech genetic labs and online ancestry profiles. Through a blend of history, science, and sociology, Alex tries to solve the mysteries of her family and what it means to be American. What makes us think of certain people as "us" and others as "them"? In a time of conflict over who we are as a country, she tries to find the story where we all belong. Praise for the adult edition of Futureface "A thoughtful, beautiful meditation on what makes us who we are." --Barack Obama "Smart, timely, and moving." --Eddie Huang, bestselling author of Fresh Off the Boat "A rich and revealing memoir." --The New York Times

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The Survivors (eBook, ePUB)
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A memoir of family, the Holocaust, trauma, and identity, in which Adam Frankel, a former Obama speechwriter, must come to terms with the legacy of his family's painful past and discover who he is in the wake of a life-changing revelation about his own origins."The Survivors is an astonishingly beautiful and profoundly moving book. Frankel's haunting search to unravel the mysteries of his family is so compelling that it reads like a fine novel.” -Doris Kearns GoodwinAdam Frankel's maternal grandparents survived the Holocaust and built new lives, with new names, in Connecticut. Though they tried to leave the horrors of their past behind, the pain they suffered crossed generational lines—a fact most apparent in the mental health of Adam's mother. When Adam sat down with her to examine their family history in detail, he learned another shocking secret, this time one that unraveled Adam's entire understanding of who he is. In the midst of piecing together a story of inherited familial trauma, Adam discovered he was only half of who he thought he was, knowledge that raised essential questions of identity. Who was he, if not his father's son? If not part of a rich heritage of writers and public servants? Does it matter? What defines a family's bonds? What will he pass on to his own children? To rewrite his story in truth and to build a life for his own young family, Adam had to navigate his pain to find answers and a way forward.Throughout this journey into the past, his family's psyche, and his own understanding of identity, Adam comes to realize that while the nature of our families' traumas may vary, each of us is faced with the same choice. We can turn away from what we've inherited—or, we can confront it, in the hopes of moving on and stopping that trauma from inflicting pain on future generations. The stories Adam shares with us in The Survivors are about the ways the past can haunt our future, the resilience that can be found on the other side of trauma, and the good that can come from things that are unspeakably bad.

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Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green , Hörbuc...
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The best-selling author of Shakey: Neil Young's Biography presents the first in-depth biography of the legendary soul singer Al Green. Al Green has blessed listeners with some of the biggest hits of the past 50 years. "Love and Happiness", "I'm Still in Love with You", "Let's Get Married", and "I'm Tired of Being Alone" are but a sampling of the iconic songs that led a generation to embrace love in perhaps the most tumultuous period in this country's history, an unparalleled body of work that has many calling Green one of the greatest soul singers of all time. The music legend has sold over 20 million albums and has been sampled by numerous rappers, and even President Obama has been known to sing a chorus or two. The now-Bishop Green is without a doubt one of the most beloved yet inscrutable figures ever to grace the popular music stage, and he has managed to magically sidestep being successfully scrutinized in print. Until now. Acclaimed journalist and author Jimmy McDonough expertly tackles this most elusive of subjects and aims to present listeners with the definitive portrait of a man everyone knows but few understand. McDonough manages to break through Green's joyous veneer to reveal the contrary, tortured, and solitary individual beneath, a man who spent decades dancing an uneasy tightrope between the sacred and the profane. From his childhood in the backwaters of Arkansas to commanding the stage in front of throngs of lusting fans to addressing a very different audience from the pulpit of his own church, listeners will bear witness to the creation of some of the most electrifying soul music ever recorded; learn the hitherto untold real story behind Green's colorful down-home Memphis label, Hi Records; and - by way of countless in-depth interviews with major players in the story, some speaking for the very first time - unravel one of the last great mysteries in popular music: Al Green. PLEASE NOTE: When you pur 1. Language: English. Narrator: JD Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003363/bk_hach_003363_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Rise of Magic Boxed Set One: A Kurtherian Gambi...
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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic....” (Arthur C. Clarke)She didn’t mean to use magic. She didn’t even know she had magic. She just wanted to save her brother, who was dying in her arms.Accused of using illegal magic and sentenced to a cruel death at the hands of the Arcadian Guards, Hannah has no choice but to trust in the aid of a strange, old wizard who offers her the gift of unimaginable power.But power has consequences, and soon, Hannah is at the center of a citywide war to take back the future that was stolen from them. Can she control the power that courses through her? Can she unite a team of heroes from different walks of life? Can she bring justice to Arcadia?The Rise of Magic is an epic fantasy, set in the far future, where magic and monsters ravage the land of Irth and only the strong survive. Set on the foundation laid by the Kurtherian Gambit series, the Rise of Magic tells an entirely new story of the future of our world and of the heroes and villains who battle for control of its destiny.Listen now and discover the Rise of Magic....Rise of Magic Boxed Set One includes the first full arc of the series (audiobooks one to four):RestrictionReawakeningRebellionRevolution UNKNOWN N N ©2018 CM Raymond, LE Barbant, Michael Anderle;(P)2018 LMBPN http://www.audible.de/pd/B07ND4L3XF?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B07ND4L3XF?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Interesting Facts About USA Presidents: Weird Fun Facts That Will Make You Want to Rewrite History (Unabridged) 7.95 AVAILABLE Interesting Facts About USA Presidents: Weird Fun Facts That Will Make You Want to Rewrite History (Unabridged) Interesting Facts About USA Presidents (Unabridged) Michelle L. Fischer If you have ever wondered about all the interesting and unique facts regarding the presidents, then you are in luck. This audiobook will take you on a magical ride through the lives of the presidents of the US.... Joana Garcia Bluesource and Friends 2019-01-30 00:00:00 81 B07NFCDBV6 English - History English 1.00 4.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/142372de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142372/bk_acx0_142372_sample.mp3 Did you know? Barack Obama lived in Indonesia and had an unusual pet. His pet was an ape named Tata.Have you ever wondered which president survived four gunshot wounds? Or which president swam in the Potomac River? What about which president had the most kids?If you have ever wondered about all the interesting and unique facts regarding the presidents, then you are in luck. This audiobook will take you on a magical ride through the lives of the presidents of the US.Many of the facts you learned in school pertained to the political events, and oftentimes, the facts you have learned are inaccurate at best. This audiobook is designed to teach and inform you of the truths behind the myths and the facts.So, if you are interested in learning new and interesting facts about the people who have been governing our great country, then you are in luck. This audiobook takes you all the way back to the first president.Click on the “Buy Now” button! UNKNOWN N N ©2019 Bluesource and Friends;(P)2019 Bluesource and Friends http://www.audible.de/pd/B07NFCDBV6?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B07NFCDBV6?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Where is Jason Rayner? (Richie Stevens Investigates) (Unabridged) 20.95 AVAILABLE Where is Jason Rayner? (Richie Stevens Investigates) (Unabridged) Where is Jason Rayner? (Richie Stevens Investigates) (Unabridged) K. J. Rabane Richie Stevens, a private investigator together with his PA Sandy Smith, have a new case to solve; their client is odd, everyone thinks so - but Richie prefers to make up his own mind.... Rachel Dunston K.J.Rabane 2019-01-31 00:00:00 549 B07NH55SNV English - Mysteries & Thrillers English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/142517de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142517/bk_acx0_142517_sample.mp3 Richie Stevens, a private investigator together with his PA Sandy Smith, have a new case to solve; their client is odd, everyone thinks so - but Richie prefers to make up his own mind. The story she's told to the police is that her husband Jason Rayner disappeared while they were on a cycling holiday in Devon. The local police are of the opinion that he's left her but Richie takes the case with the strong feeling that the answer is not as clear cut as it appears. For a start he can find no one who has seen Rayner and as his investigation progresses he begins to wonder how much of his client's story is the truth and what is pure imagination. UNKNOWN N N ©2014 K. J. Rabane;(P)2019 K. J. Rabane http://www.audible.de/pd/B07NH55SNV?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B07NH55SNV?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Materialist Basis of Education (Unabridged) 1.95 AVAILABLE The Materialist Basis of Education (Unabridged) The Materialist Basis of Education (Unabridged) Lena Morrow Lewis In this powerful essay, Lena Morrow Lewis claims that the new industrial processes that the capitalist system gave the world required the education and training of the workers, in order that they might be efficient wealth producers.... Sadie Gill MuseumAudiobooks.com 2019-02-07 16:49:01.78 3 B07NGPC67N English - Nonfiction English 1.00 1.71 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/yurt/000242de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/000242/bk_yurt_000242_sample.mp3 Lena Morrow Lewis claims that the new industrial processes that the capitalist system gave the world required the education and training of the workers, in order that they might be efficient wealth producers. Throughout the essay, she repeats the slogan, Knowledge is power". She concludes that only in so far as the workers have knowledge and intelligence can they solve the problem of their own political and industrial freedom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Rudd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142017/bk_acx0_142017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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What are We Doing Here?
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New essays by the Orange and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gilead, Home and Lila. In this collection, Marilynne Robinson, one of today's most important thinkers - admired by President Obama, and so many others - impels us to action and offers us hope. Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; Home, winner of the Orange Prize; and Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In this new essay collection she trains her incisive mind on our modern political climate and the mysteries of faith. Whether she is investigating how the work of great thinkers about America like Emerson and Tocqueville inform our political consciousness or discussing the way that beauty informs and disciplines daily life, Robinson's peerless prose and boundless humanity are on full display. What Are We Doing Here? is a call to continue the tradition of the great thinkers and to remake political and cultural life as 'deeply impressed by obligation [and as] a great theatre of heroic generosity, which, despite all, is sometimes palpable still.' In our era of rampant political and cultural pessimism, we run the risk of becoming bogged down in disillusionment and of losing sight of ways out of the mire. In What Are We Doing Here?, the incomparable Marilynne Robinson offers us balm: impelling us to action, but offering us hope.

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The Future of the Brain
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The world's top experts take readers to the very frontiers of brain science Includes a chapter by 2014 Nobel laureates May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser An unprecedented look at the quest to unravel the mysteries of the human brain, The Future of the Brain takes readers to the absolute frontiers of science. Original essays by leading researchers such as Christof Koch, George Church, Olaf Sporns, and May-Britt and Edvard Moser describe the spectacular technological advances that will enable us to map the more than eighty-five billion neurons in the brain, as well as the challenges that lie ahead in understanding the anticipated deluge of data and the prospects for building working simulations of the human brain. A must-read for anyone trying to understand ambitious new research programs such as the Obama administration's BRAIN Initiative and the European Union's Human Brain Project, The Future of the Brain sheds light on the breathtaking implications of brain science for medicine, psychiatry, and even human consciousness itself. Contributors include: Misha Ahrens, Ned Block, Matteo Carandini, George Church, John Donoghue, Chris Eliasmith, Simon Fisher, Mike Hawrylycz, Sean Hill, Christof Koch, Leah Krubitzer, Michel Maharbiz, Kevin Mitchell, Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser, David Poeppel, Krishna Shenoy, Olaf Sporns, Anthony Zador.

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