Taschenbuch - 128 Seiten - Omnibus Press - Englisch I SAID, ´WHAT´D I DO? WHAT´D I DO?´ HE SAID, ´WELL, WHATEVER IT WAS, GO BACK AND DO IT AGAIN!´ An exclusive account of the extraordinary life of Elvis Aron Presley, 1935-1977 The Elvis Archives details the undisputed facts of Elvis´ life and career and is illustrated with over 100 rare and exclusive photographs. Written and compiled by British fan club president Todd Slaughter with international Elvis expert Anne E. Nixon, The Elvis Archives presents the documentary truth about Elvis, a truth that has so often been forgotten amid the deluge of hero-worship, criticism and myth-making of the past 30 years. ... It was very different back in 1935 on that cold January day —the 8th, a Tuesday — when Gladys Love Presley, aged 22, gave Nirth to identical twins in the tiny house on Old Saltillo Road built by Vernon Presley, his father, and his brother Vester. Vernon was four years younger than his wife, and they´d only moved into their new home the previous month. Sadness mingled with joy; the first child, Jessie Garon, was stillborn. Happily, Elvis Aaron survived and was given love in abundance. There may have been dreadful poverty and hardship in East Tupelo in the Depression-hit Thirties, but love cost nothing, and Tupelo´s child grew up secure in the heart of his family, and in a church-minded, close-knit community that sang its heart out in praise of God. The music the boy heard in the First Assembly of God church was to influence and shape his future. A quote in early fanzines, attributed to Gladys, told how the church singing affected her young son: ´´When Elvis was about two years old, he´d slide off my lap, run down the aisle, and stand looking up at the choir and try to sing with them. He was too little to know the words, but he could carry the tune.´´ As he grew older, Elvis sang at church revivals with his parents, a favourite song being, ´I Won´t Have To Cross The Jordan Alone´. ´´Even then,´´ Gladys reportedly said, ´´he couldn´t stand still when he sang.´´ Interestingly, the only Grammys that Elvis ever won were for gospel music (in 1967 for the album How Great Thou Art, in 1972 for the album He Touched Me, and in 1974 for a live performance of `How Great Thou Art´). In 2001, Elvis was inducted posthumously into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, whose previous inductees included Mahalia Jackson and Billy Graham. The pastor of the First Assembly of God church in East Tupelo was Frank Smith, who used a guitar and sang to get his message across to his congregation, and who encouraged young Elvis in his singing. Many years after Elvis became famous, it became known that Vernon Presley had done time in Parchman Penitentiary in Mississippi. With two others, he´d forged a cheque, and in June 1938, began his three-year incarceration, but was released in less than a year. The loss of the main family breadwinner meant that Gladys and Elvis had to leave their home and move in with relatives. On Vernon´s release, the family lived in a succession of homes. Gladys, a skilled needlewoman, did her bit to help the family finances, and Vernon found what work he could. In the autumn of 1941, six-year-old Elvis began to attend East Tupelo Consolidated School on Lake Street, also known as Lawhon Elementary School. One of his classmates was Becky Martin, who recalled that pupils were required to learn the names of the American presidents and the capital cities of each state, as well as the Gettysburg Address, the one that contains the oft-quoted words, ´´... government of the people, for the people, by the people´´, which Abraham Lincoln gave in 1862. Like Elvis, Becky Martin enjoyed singing. Before classes at Lawhon School, Becky said that there´d be a chapel service, and Elvis. would sometimes sing ´God Bless My Daddy´, or say a prayer. It was, some sources say, Elvis´s 5th grade teacher, Mrs Oleta Grimes, who taught Elvis to sing ´Old Shep´, a touching ballad about a boy and his faithful dog. She certainly had plenty of faith in the quiet child, and in 1945, when he was ten years old, it was Mrs Grimes who entered the shy lad into the Children´s Day contest at the annual Mississippi-Alabama fair at the Tupelo Fairgrounds on October 3...
***Mit der Erinnerung kommt der Schmerz*** Nell und Aidan finden einen Weg, sich als Spione ins System einzuschleichen. Dort steht Nell nicht nur ein Wiedersehen mit Jake und ihrer Schwester bevor. Sie dringt außerdem ins Innerste des Systems vor und entdeckt im geheimen Archiv eine Wahrheit, die alle bisherigen Erkenntnisse in den Schatten stellt. Sie wird vor eine brutale Wahl gestellt, die unwiderruflich über ihr Leben - und das ihrer Schwester - entscheiden soll. Im dritten Teil der dystopischen Thriller-Serie treffen Gänsehaut-Momente auf actiongeladene Spannung.
For Rem and Lem, thieving is an art form and the city of Perry is an ever expanding canvas for the twins to practice their artistic nature. The life of a thief is anything but dull in the epidemic-afflicted Perry. That strikes doubly true for the Pestelson twins. After burgling the wrong house, Rem and Lem are offered a position in the famed Touch organization. The coin is abundant and prompt, the jobs challenging but well-equipped, and the management is more than competent - everything a thief could ask for. But, when a moral quandary threatens to topple their new enterprise, will the twins choose wealth over the life of an innocent child, especially when that child might hold the cure to the Dark Lung, the epidemic which has been sweeping through the city? Discover the origins of Rem and Lem in this original novella set in the world of The Nine Cities and The Warrior Poet Archives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Storm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068890/bk_acx0_068890_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A stunning collection of Just William stories, selected and read by Martin Jarvis. Richmal Crompton’s stories featuring irrepressible schoolboy William Brown have been firm favourites with both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster – for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas and Henry (the Outlaws) and the angelic thorn-in-his-side, the lisping Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals. Martin Jarvis, who has been hailed as ‘the wizard of the talking book’ by The Daily Telegraph, has made the voice of William his own, and this collection of 54 laugh-out-loud stories will delight long-standing fans and first-time listeners alike. Also included are two bonus interviews with Richmal Crompton, recorded in 1965 and 1968. The stories included in this collection are: ´The Christmas Truce´ ´Only Just in Time´ ´The Midnight Adventure of Miss Montague´ ´William and the Musician´ ´William Leads a Better Life´ ´William and the Twins´ ´William’s Birthday´ ´William and the Little Girl´ ´The Outlaws and Cousin Percy´ ´William and the Princess Goldilocks´ ´The Sweet Little Girl in White´ ´A Birthday Treat´ ´The Outlaws and the Triplets´ ´A Bit of Blackmail´ ´William Makes a Night of It´ ´William and the Lost Tourist´ ´The Leopard Hunter´ ´The New Neighbour´ ´William the Philanthropist´ ´William and the Prize Cat´ ´William Holds the Stage´ ´William and the School Report´ ´All the News´ ´Aunt Arabelle in Charge´ ´William’s Goodbye Present´ ´William the Salvage Collector´ ´William’s Day Off´ ´Entertainment Provided´ ´William and the Brains Trust´ ´William and the Bomb´ ´William Goe... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002925/bk_rhuk_002925_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Sonic Memorial Project is a collection of radio stories and audio artifacts commemorating the life and history of the World Trade Center and its neighborhood. Shortly after September 11, 2001, NPR´s Lost & Found Sound brought together radio producers, archivists, new media artists, historians, and public radio stations nationwide to collect and preserve the stories and sounds of the World Trade Center and its neighborhood. With National Public Radio, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva (The Kitchen Sisters) set up a phone line and invited listeners to contribute their voice mails, remembrances, home recordings, and shards of sound to this documentary effort. Hundreds called with their stories and audio artifacts, both personal and historic. These recordings, along with interviews gathered by radio producers across the country, are presented in this collection of stories broadcast on NPR during the year following the attack. The archive and project continue online at www.sonicmemorial.org where one can explore the archive, contribute sounds and stories, and immerse oneself in the Sonic Browser, an interactive soundscape of stories and audio fragments. The Sonic Memorial Project is a national collaboration with Lost & Found Sound, NPR, Picture Project, WNYC, transom.org, Radio Diaries, Ben Shapiro Productions, dotsperinch, Sound Portraits, Creative Time, MPR/Public Radio Collaboration, and independent producers nationwide. Major project funding provided by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting & The National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by The Ford Foundation, California Arts Council, and the Sonic Memorial Fund. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Auster, Jay Allison, Joe Richman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/lafs/000001/rt_lafs_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on all-new interviews, Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements is the definitive ´´boigraphy´´ of one of the last great rock ´n´ roll bands of the 20th century. Written with the participation of the group´s key members, including reclusive singer-songwriter Paul Westerberg, bassist Tommy Stinson, and the family of late guitarist Bob Stinson, Trouble Boys is a deeply intimate and nuanced portrait, exposing the primal factors and forces - addiction, abuse, fear - that would shape one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive bands of all time. Based on a decade of research and reporting and hundreds of interviews (with family, friends, managers, producers, and musical colleagues) as well as full access to the Replacements´ archives at Twin/Tone and Warner Bros. Records, author Bob Mehr has fashioned something far more compelling than a conventional band bio. A roaring rock ´n´ roll adventure, a heartrending family drama, and a cautionary showbiz tale, Trouble Boys is a penetrating work of biography and a major addition to the rock book canon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Lucia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003231/bk_hach_003231_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Leningrad: Siege and Symphony, Brian Moynahan sets the composition of Shostakovich´s most famous work against the tragic canvas of the siege itself and the years of repression and terror that preceded it. Drawing on extensive primary research in archives as well as personal letters and diaries, he vividly tells the story of the cruelties heaped by the twin monsters of the 20th century, Stalin and Hitler, on a city of exquisite beauty, and of its no less remarkable survival. Weaving Shostakovich´s own story and that of many others into the context of the maelstrom of Stalin´s purges and the Nazis´ brutal invasion of Russia, Leningrad: Siege and Symphony is a magisterial and moving account of one of the most tragic periods of the twentieth century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000095/bk_qpuk_000095_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.