Lady in Red is the long-awaited collection of behind-the-scenes stories of one of the most influential first ladies in modern history - Nancy Reagan. Lovingly compiled by longtime close confidante and aide Sheila Tate, the audiobook provides a rare and much-anticipated look into the personal life of the president´s wife, from her daily routines and travels as first lady to her friendships and deep influence in the Reagan White House. Lady in Red depicts a nuanced portrait of this graceful yet strong woman who felt it was her mission to restore a sense of grandeur, mystique, and excitement to the presidency, showcasing the various roles that Mrs. Reagan played during her years in the White House, that of wife, mother, protector, host, diplomat, and advisor, among others. To complete the portrait, Lady in Red includes interviews with the friends and politicians who knew Mrs. Reagan best: President George H. W. Bush, Chris Wallace, James Baker, Ed Meese, Maureen Dowd, and Marlin Fitzwater share their most cherished memories of the first lady. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kimberly Farr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006069/bk_rand_006069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
China today is never out of the news: from human rights controversies and the continued legacy of Tiananmen Square, to global coverage of the Beijing Olympics, and the Chinese ´´economic miracle.´´ It is a country of contradictions and transitions: a peasant society with some of the world´s most futuristic cities, an ancient civilization that is modernizing as rapidly as possible, a walled-off nation that is increasingly at the center of world trade. This Very Short Introduction offers an indispensable starting point for anyone who needs to quickly know the themes and controversies that have shaped modern China. Prize-winning author and scholar Rana Mitter examines the modern history, politics, economy, and thriving cultural scene of contemporary China, and its relations with the wider world. This lively guide covers a range of social issues from the decline of footbinding and the position of women in society, to the influence of television and film, and the role of the overseas Chinese diaspora. It covers many prominent figures as well, such as the Communist leaders, the last emperors, and prominent writers and artists throughout China´s history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Wu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000901/bk_adbl_000901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on the autograph manuscript and earliest editions, editor Nancy Bricard addresses the sources and discrepancies between the various publications of Moussorgsky´s most important contribution to piano literature - Pictures at an Exhibition. This well-researched edition describes the close relationship between the composer and Russian artist Victor Hartmann, whose paintings and sketches inspired the creation of this collection of musical works. Bricard offers fascinating insight into the composer´s compositional process by including music passages in her footnotes that Moussorgsky had discarded from the autograph. Also discussed are matters of tempo, fingering, pedaling and interpretation, as well as background on the historical, cultural and social environment that influenced the composer´s music.
The turn of the 20th century ushered in a new era in which several styles of art music existed simultaneously. As the printing press brought literature to the world, the piano helped bring music out of the exclusive domain of the aristocracy and disseminated all types of music to the general public. This edition presents piano solos representing Impressionism, Pointillism, Neo-Classicism, Expressionism and other post-romantic movements. Literature originating in Russia, England, France, Finland, Hungary, and North and South America is found in this collection. This library-quality edition is a complete version of Beyond the Romantic Spirit Books 1 and 2 by Nancy Bachus, conveniently packaged with CDs in one book . Early Intermediate to Early Advanced.
From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House The Residence comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the first ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama. In one of the most underestimated - and challenging - positions in the world, the first lady of the United States must be many things: an inspiring leader with a forward-thinking agenda of her own; a savvy politician, skilled at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington; a wife and mother operating under constant scrutiny; and an able CEO responsible for the smooth operation of countless services and special events at the White House. Now, as she did in her smash number-one best seller The Residence, former White House correspondent Kate Andersen Brower draws on a wide array of untapped, candid sources - from residence staff and social secretaries to friends and political advisers - to tell the stories of the 10 remarkable women who have defined that role since 1960. Brower offers new insights into this privileged group of remarkable women, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Patricia Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama. The stories she shares range from the heartwarming to the shocking and tragic, exploring everything from the first ladies´ political crusades to their rivalries with Washington figures; from their friendships with other first ladies to their public and private relationships with their husbands. She also offers a detailed and insightful new portrait of one of the most-watched first ladies of all time, Hillary Clinton, asking what her tumultuous years in the White House may tell us about her own historic presidential run...and what life could be like with the nation´s first first husband. Candid and illuminating, this first gro 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005108/bk_harp_005108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From New York Times best-selling biographer Bob Spitz, a full and rich biography of an epic American life, capturing what made Ronald Reagan both so beloved and so transformational.More than five years in the making, based on hundreds of interviews and access to previously unavailable documents, and infused with irresistible storytelling charm, Bob Spitz´s Reagan stands fair to be the first truly post-partisan biography of our 40th president, and thus a balm for our own bitterly divided times.It is the quintessential American triumph, brought to life with cinematic vividness: A young man is born into poverty and raised in a series of flyspeck towns in the Midwest by a pious mother and a reckless, alcoholic, largely absent father. Severely near-sighted, the boy lives in his own world, a world of the popular books of the day, and finds his first brush with popularity, even fame, as a young lifeguard. Thanks to his first great love, he imagines a way out, and makes the extraordinary leap to go to college, a modest school by national standards, but an audacious presumption in the context of his family´s station. From there, the path is only very dimly lit, but it leads him, thanks to his great charm and greater luck, to a solid career as a radio sportscaster, and then, astonishingly, fatefully, to Hollywood. And the rest, as they say, is history.Bob Spitz´s Reagan is an absorbing, richly detailed, even revelatory chronicle of the full arc of Ronald Reagan´s epic life - giving full weight to the Hollywood years, his transition to politics, and rocky, but ultimately successful, run as California governor, and ultimately, of course, his iconic presidency, filled with storm and stress but climaxing with his peace talks with the Soviet Union that would serve as his greatest legacy. It is filled with fresh assessments and shrewd judgments and doesn´t flinch from a full reckoning with the man´s strengths and lim 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004157/bk_peng_004157_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Today Susie breaks out her best British accent as she reads a letter written in 1858 by an English prostitute. What makes this noteworthy? Our gal is addressing Charles Dickens and writes: ´´I don´t need to be saved - thank you very much.´´ As Susie delves into the letter, a very articulate and self-aware woman tells her story of how and why she became a lady of the night. She has a strong sense of humor and uses it to make trenchant points, such as, ´´…lost what? Not my virtue, for I never had any.´´ The letter was posted on The Naked Anthropologist blog by Laura Agustin. Then, it´s our ´´Try This at Home´´ mailbag. Susie hears from a modern-age gal who wants some advice. She asks: ´´Can I have sex with my awesome roommates without the whole house busting up?´´ Have a question? You can call Susie´s hotline at 831-480-5110. And you can send your confidential questions - plus requests for free samples and blog banners! - to firstname.lastname@example.org. [Episode 536, August 17, 2012] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/120817/pf_suzy_120817_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the most underestimated - and challenging - positions in the world, the first lady of the United States must be many things: an inspiring leader with a forward-thinking agenda of her own; a savvy politician, skilled at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington; a wife and mother operating under constant scrutiny; and an able CEO responsible for the smooth operation of countless services and special events at the White House. Now, former White House correspondent Kate Andersen Brower draws on a wide array of untapped, candid sources - from residence staff and social secretaries to friends and political advisers - to tell the stories of the 10 remarkable women who have defined that role since 1960. Brower offers new insights into this privileged group of remarkable women, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Patricia Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama. The stories she shares range from the heartwarming to the shocking and tragic, exploring everything from the first ladies´ political crusades to their rivalries with Washington figures; from their friendships with other first ladies to their public and private relationships with their husbands. She also offers a detailed and insightful new portrait of one of the most-watched first ladies of all time, Hillary Clinton, asking what her tumultuous years in the White House may tell us about her own historic presidential run, and what life could be like with the nation´s first first husband. Candid and illuminating, this first group biography of the modern first ladies provides a revealing look at life upstairs and downstairs at the world´s most powerful address. Available in a variety of formats, this summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don´t have the current time to devour it all. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book h 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Holloway. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069047/bk_acx0_069047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Spanning over 20 years, 20 masters and modern authors of hardcore horror share their most bad-ass stories in this special edition from Comet Press. Many hard to find and out of print, some that were banned, Necro Files covers every imaginable mode of mayhem including serial killers, necrophilia, cannibals, werewolves, zombies, sex fetishes, psychopaths, snuff, occult, and more stories that dial into the dark side of human nature. Contains violence, gore, adult language, and sex. Table of contents: George R. R. Martin - ´´Meathouse Man´´ Joe R. Lansdale - ´´Night They Missed the Horror Show´´ Ronald Kelly - ´´Diary´´ Elizabeth Massie - ´´Abed´´ Randy Chandler & t. Winter-Damon - ´´I Am He That Liveth and Was Dead...´´ & ´´Have the Keys of Hell & Death´´ Edward Lee – ´´Xipe´´ Ray Garton - ´´Bait´´ Gerard Houarner - ´´Painfreak´´ Wayne Allen Sallee - ´´Lover Doll´´ Charlee Jacob - ´´The Spirit Wolves´´ Brian Hodge - ´´Godflesh´´ John Everson - ´´Every Last Drop´´ Mehitobel Wilson - ´´Blind in the House of the Headsman´´ Monica J. O´Rourke - ´´An Experiment in Human Nature´´ Graham Masterton - ´´The Burgers of Calais´´ Nancy Kilpatrick - ´´Ecstasy´´ Bentley Little - ´´Pop Star in the Ugly Bar´´ Wrath James White - ´´The Sooner They Learn´´ J.F. Gonzalez - ´´Addict´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric A. Shelman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042664/bk_acx0_042664_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.