Erscheinungsdatum: 01.09.2011, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Little Ike, Titelzusatz: Dwight D. Eisenhower's Abilene Boyhood, Autor: Bird, Roy, Verlag: Rowe Publishing and Design, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: JUVENILE NONFICTION // Biography & Autobiography // Political // Kinder // Jugendliche: Sachbuch: Biografien und Autobiografien, Rubrik: Kinderbücher // Sachbücher, Geschichte, Politik, Seiten: 32, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 410 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Titel: Roots of Funk - Raw Soul, Rough Blues & All That Jazz - James Brown / Ray Charles / Ike Turner / John Lee Hooker / Ramsey Lewis / Cab Calloway / Johnny Guitar Watson / Bo Diddley / Little Richard / Chuck Berry / Format: Audio CDTrack
Former Major League pitcher Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) used to have it all: fame, endorsements, and a lucrative contract. Now, after hard living took its toll on his fastball, Kenny has found himself crashing with his brother's family and teaching gym class at the North Carolina middle school he once attended. Wherever he goes, Kenny wreaks havoc with his boorish behaviour and even makes a pre-emptive romantic strike on his former high school squeeze, now a teacher engaged to the school principal. Out of baseball, and discarded by the game he abused so well, can Kenny succeed in his plot to triumphantly return to the big leagues? Special Features: Season 1: Deleted Scenes Schaeffer Motors commercials Making Eastbound and Down Kenny Powers: Greatest Hits Audio Commentary: Chapter 1:Danny McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green and Ben Best Chapter 4: Danny McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green and Ben Best) Chapter 6: with Danny McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green and Ben Best) Outtakes Stevie's Dark Secret Season 2: Invitation to the Set Big Red Cockfighting Outtakes Deleted Scenes Season 1 Recap Audio Commentary: Episode 1: Danny McBride and Jody Hill Episode 4: Danny McBride, Jody Hill and Steve Little Episode 5: David Gordon Green and Chris Gebert Episode 6: David Gordon Green and Chris Gebert Episode 7: Danny McBride, Jody Hill and Steve Little Season 3 Audio Commentary: Episode 1: Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Katy Mixon Episode 2: Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Harris Wittels, Steve Little, Elizabeth Derazzo, David Gordon Green Episode 3: Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Steve Little, Travis Sittard, Jeff Seibenick, Ike Barinholtz Episode 4: Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Josh Parkinson, Steve Little, Elizabeth Derazzo, David Gordon Green Episode 5: Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Steve Little, Elizabeth Derazzo, Erick Chavarria Episode 6: Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Steve Little, Travis Sittard, Jeff Seibenick, David Gordon Green Episode 7: Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Craig Robinson, Travis Sittard, Jeff Seibenick, John Carcieri Episode 8: Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Katy Mixon, Steve Little Season 1 Recap Season 2 Recap Outtakes Deleted Scenes Dinner With The Schaeffer's
ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963, THREE SHOTS RANG OUT IN DALLAS, PRESIDENT KENNEDY DIED, AND THE WORLD CHANGED. WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE IT BACK? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King—who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer—takes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it. It begins with Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching GED classes. He asks his students to write about an event that changed their lives, and one essay blows him away—a gruesome, harrowing story about the night more than fifty years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer. Reading the essay is a watershed moment for Jake, his life—like Harry’s, like America’s in 1963—turning on a dime. Not much later his friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. And Al enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson, in a different world of Ike and JFK and Elvis, of big American cars and sock hops and cigarette smoke everywhere. From the dank little city of Derry, Maine (where there’s Dunning business to conduct), to the warmhearted small town of Jodie, Texas, where Jake falls dangerously in love, every turn is leading eventually, of course, to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and to Dallas, where the past becomes heart-stoppingly suspenseful, and where history might not be history anymore. Time-travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.
From the nationally best-selling author of The True Memoirs of Little K, a deeply felt and historically detailed novel of family, loss, and love, told by an irrepressible young girl - the daughter of a two-bit gangster and a movie showgirl - growing up in golden-age Hollywood and Las Vegas in its early days. Esme Silver has always taken care of her charming ne'er-do-well father, Ike Silver, a small-time crook with dreams of making it big with Bugsy Siegel. Devoted to her daddy, Esme is often his "date" at the racetrack, where she amiably fetches the hot dogs while keeping an eye to the ground for any cast-off tickets that may be winners. In awe of her mother, Dina Wells, Esme is more than happy to be the foil who gets the beautiful Dina into meetings and screen tests with some of Hollywood's greats. When Ike gets an opportunity to move to Vegas - and, in what could at last be his big break, to help the man she knows as "Benny" open the Flamingo Hotel - life takes an unexpected turn for Esme. A stunner like her mother, the young girl catches the attention of Nate Stein, one of the Strip's most powerful men. Narrated by the 20-year-old Esme, The Magnificent Esme Wells moves between pre-WWII Hollywood and postwar Las Vegas - a golden age when Jewish gangsters and movie moguls were often indistinguishable in looks and behavior. Esme's voice - sharp, observant, and with a quiet, mordant wit - chronicles the rise and fall and further fall of her complicated parents, as well as her own painful reckoning with love and life. A coming-of-age story with a tinge of noir, and a tale that illuminates the promise and perils of the American dream and its dreamers, The Magnificent Esme Wells is immersive, moving, and compelling. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007084/bk_harp_007084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dwight D. Eisenhower earned public acclaim during World War II as supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe. The first Republican since Herbert Hoover to occupy the White House, “Ike” planned to hold the line against further expansion of federal powers. He worked assiduously to avoid being dragged into the school desegregation issue, believing in a “gradualist” approach to eliminating racial discrimination. Eisenhower helped steer the Supreme Court toward a middle-ground “with all deliberate speed” approach in Brown v. Board of Education II and hoped to allow states and local communities to work out the desegregation issue themselves. When the governor of Arkansas refused to allow black children to attend public school in Little Rock, however, Eisenhower was forced to send in National Guard troops to restore order. In the end, Eisenhower’s commitment to “gradualism,” albeit well-intentioned, allowed those dedicated to preserving segregation to advance their agenda, ushering in the period of violence and civil rights protests that would plague the nation in the 1960s. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027540/bk_adbl_027540_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you think of our 34th president as little more than the babysitter-in-chief during the prosperous fifties, think again. Dwight Eisenhower was bequeathed an atomic bomb and was the first American president not to use it. He ground down Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism until both became, as he said, “McCarthywasm”. He stimulated the economy to lift it from recession, built an interstate highway system, and, for good measure, turned an $8-billion deficit in 1953 into a $500-million surplus in 1960. (Ike was the last president until Bill Clinton to leave his country in the black.) The President Eisenhower of popular imagination is a benign figure, armed with a putter and little else. The Eisenhower of veteran journalist Jim Newton’s rendering is shrewd, sentimental, and tempestuous. He mourned the death of his first son and doted on his grandchildren but could, one aide recalled, “peel the varnish off a desk” with his temper. Mocked as a blunderbuss, he was in fact a meticulous manager. Admired as a general, he was a champion of peace. In Korea and Vietnam, in Quemoy and Berlin, his generals urged him to wage nuclear war. Time and again, he considered and rejected it. And it was Eisenhower who appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren and who enforced desegregation in the schools. Rare interviews with John Eisenhower, along with access to newly declassified documents, make for a gripping and revealing narrative. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John H. Mayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002777/bk_rand_002777_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.