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Scotland's Argyll, Loch Lomond, & Beyond , Hörb...
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Argyll is the strikingly beautiful and unspoiled mountainous region that separates the Scottish Highlands from the Lowlands. Sea lochs break up its deeply indented and exceptionally scenic Atlantic coastline. Inland shimmer numerous freshwater lochs, including world-famous Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, and the picturesque Loch Katrine. Off its west coast rise the myriad islands of the Inner Hebrides, which provide the backdrop for spellbinding sunsets. The Scottish nation was born in Argyll. The Scotti invaders arrived here from Ireland in the sixth century and established their Gaelic-speaking Dalriada kingdom at Dunadd, so laying the foundations for modern-day Scotland. More recently, Clan Campbell was for a long time the all-powerful force in the region, and the Dukes of Argyll still live in the elegant, turreted castle at Inveraray. Extending from the Firth of Forth in the east, the Stirling region is mainly hilly, and reaches 3,192 feet in Ben Lomond. The historic city of Stirling commands a strategic position in Scotland's narrow central belt where most of the country's natural highways converge, and has as a result been the scene of many battles. It was here that William "Braveheart" Wallace and Robert the Bruce won independence for Scotland. Nowadays, Argyll's rugged coast and hills hide not freedom fighters but some of Scotland's most characterful inns and small hotels, whose rooms offer intensely peaceful relaxation, and whose kitchens serve some of the most delicious seafood you will ever taste. The author, a full-time Scottish resident, goes on to cover all the details of the surrounding area - the history, culture, sightseeing, how to get around, the places to stay, the restaurants, and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Chekijian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021239/bk_acx0_021239_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Summary of Hillbilly Elegy , Hörbuch, Digital, ...
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I grew up in a world where everyone worried about how they'd pay for Christmas. Now I live in one where opportunities abound for the wealthy and privileged to shower their generosity on the community's poor. - J.D. Vance "No matter our financial position, our family somehow managed to spend just more than we had on holiday shopping. We didn't qualify for credit cards, but there were many ways to spend money you didn't have." - J.D. Vance "Some people may conclude that I come from a clan of lunatics. But the stories made me feel like hillbilly royalty, because these were classic good-versus-evil stories, and my people were on the right side. My people were extreme, but extreme in the service of something - defending a sister's honor or ensuring that a criminal paid for his crimes." - J.D. Vance "The truth is hard, and the hardest truths for hill people are the ones they must tell about themselves. Jackson is undoubtedly full of the nicest people in the world; it is also full of drug addicts and at least one man who can find the time to make eight children but can't find the time to support them. It is unquestionably beautiful, but its beauty is obscured by the environmental waste and loose trash that scatters the countryside." - J.D. Vance What you will learn from listening to this audiobook: What life is truly like for families of the South, Appalachia, and the Rust Belt. The core of the issues that have plagued working-class whites and "hillbillies" for decades in America. How the author was able to overcome those issues and become a successful graduate of Yale Law School What "Hillbilly culture" truly is and how it has contributed to the stagnation of a large portion of the country. How the psychological effects of adverse childhood experiences continue to affect many of them throughout their entire lives. That it is possible to es 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Pica. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087518/bk_acx0_087518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Roger Machado (Martial Artist)
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Roger Machado is an 7th degree Red & Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu earning his rank under Carlos Gracie, Jr. Roger is the second oldest of the Machado brothers behind Carlos Machado.He began training 30 years ago with his cousins, "The Gracie family". Roger's main teachers were Rolls Gracie, Crolin Gracie, and Carlos Gracie Jr.. He is a world renowned martial artist in Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is one of five famous brothers from the Machado clan and is the second oldest. Those are: Carlos, Roger, Rigan, Jean Jaques, and John.

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Rat Pack Confidential: Frank, Dean, Sammy, Pete...
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For the first time, the full story of what happened when Frank brought his best pals to party in a land called Vegas January 1960. Las Vegas is at its smooth, cool peak. The Strip is a jet-age theme park, and the greatest singer in the history of American popular music summons a group of friends there to make a movie. One is an insouciant singer of Italian songs, ex-partner to the most popular film comedian of the day. One is a short, black, Jewish, one-eyed, singing, dancing wonder. One is an upper-crust British pretty boy turned degenerate B-movie star actor, brother-in-law to an ascendant politician. And one is a stiff-shouldered comic with the quintessential Borscht Belt emcee's knack for needling one-liners. The architectonically sleek marquee of the Sands Hotel announces their presence simply by listing their names: FRANK SINATRA. DEAN MARTIN. SAMMY DAVIS, JR. PETER LAWFORD. JOEY BISHOP. Around them an entire cast gathers: actors, comics, singers, songwriters, gangsters, politicians, and women, as well as thousands of starstruck everyday folks who fork over pocketfuls of money for the privilege of basking in their presence. They call themselves The Clan. But to an awed world, they are known as The Rat Pack. They had it all. Fame. Gorgeous women. A fabulouse playground of a city and all the money in the world. The backing of fearsome crime lords and the blessing of the President of the United States. But the dark side-over the thin line between pleasure and debauchery, between swinging self-confidence and brutal arrogance-took its toll. In four years, their great ride was over, and showbiz was never the same. Acclaimed Jerry Lewis biographer Shawn Levy has written a dazzling portrait of a time when neon brightness cast sordid shadows. It was Frank's World, and we just lived in it.

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Rat Pack Confidential
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For the first time, the full story of what happened when Frank brought his best pals to party in a land called Vegas January 1960. Las Vegas is at its smooth, cool peak. The Strip is a jet-age theme park, and the greatest singer in the history of American popular music summons a group of friends there to make a movie. One is an insouciant singer of Italian songs, ex-partner to the most popular film comedian of the day. One is a short, black, Jewish, one-eyed, singing, dancing wonder. One is an upper-crust British pretty boy turned degenerate B-movie star actor, brother-in-law to an ascendant politician. And one is a stiff-shouldered comic with the quintessential Borscht Belt emcee's knack for needling one-liners. The architectonically sleek marquee of the Sands Hotel announces their presence simply by listing their names: FRANK SINATRA. DEAN MARTIN. SAMMY DAVIS, JR. PETER LAWFORD. JOEY BISHOP. Around them an entire cast gathers: actors, comics, singers, songwriters, gangsters, politicians, and women, as well as thousands of starstruck everyday folks who fork over pocketfuls of money for the privilege of basking in their presence. They call themselves The Clan. But to an awed world, they are known as The Rat Pack. They had it all. Fame. Gorgeous women. A fabulouse playground of a city and all the money in the world. The backing of fearsome crime lords and the blessing of the President of the United States. But the dark side-over the thin line between pleasure and debauchery, between swinging self-confidence and brutal arrogance-took its toll. In four years, their great ride was over, and showbiz was never the same. Acclaimed Jerry Lewis biographer Shawn Levy has written a dazzling portrait of a time when neon brightness cast sordid shadows. It was Frank's World, and we just lived in it.

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Ancient Bronzes of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes
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Four thousand years ago, a remarkable culture emerged in what is now Inner Mongolia. Focused on hunting and herding, especially from horseback, these nomadic people produced stunning, intricate art objects. This is the first major volume devoted to the small yet sumptuous pieces that reflect the beliefs and clan affiliations of the ancient people of the Northern Zone.Lavish color illustrations reproduce exquisite belt plaques and buckles, glittering appliques, short swords and curved knives, horse accoutrements, and chariot and cart fittings decorated with motifs featuring birds of prey, wild animals -- tigers, boar, deer, and ibex -- and domestic animals such as camels, horses, donkeys, and yaks.An up-to-date account of Chinese excavations in the area, based on work by WU EN, deputy director of the Archaeological Institute, Beijing, is amplified by diagrams and photographs of recently opened tombs, full metallurgical analyses, and a useful appendix of forgeries.

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Rat Pack Confidential: Frank, Dean, Sammy, Pete...
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For the first time, the full story of what happened when Frank brought his best pals to party in a land called Vegas January 1960. Las Vegas is at its smooth, cool peak. The Strip is a jet-age theme park, and the greatest singer in the history of American popular music summons a group of friends there to make a movie. One is an insouciant singer of Italian songs, ex-partner to the most popular film comedian of the day. One is a short, black, Jewish, one-eyed, singing, dancing wonder. One is an upper-crust British pretty boy turned degenerate B-movie star actor, brother-in-law to an ascendant politician. And one is a stiff-shouldered comic with the quintessential Borscht Belt emcee's knack for needling one-liners. The architectonically sleek marquee of the Sands Hotel announces their presence simply by listing their names: FRANK SINATRA. DEAN MARTIN. SAMMY DAVIS, JR. PETER LAWFORD. JOEY BISHOP. Around them an entire cast gathers: actors, comics, singers, songwriters, gangsters, politicians, and women, as well as thousands of starstruck everyday folks who fork over pocketfuls of money for the privilege of basking in their presence. They call themselves The Clan. But to an awed world, they are known as The Rat Pack. They had it all. Fame. Gorgeous women. A fabulouse playground of a city and all the money in the world. The backing of fearsome crime lords and the blessing of the President of the United States. But the dark side-over the thin line between pleasure and debauchery, between swinging self-confidence and brutal arrogance-took its toll. In four years, their great ride was over, and showbiz was never the same. Acclaimed Jerry Lewis biographer Shawn Levy has written a dazzling portrait of a time when neon brightness cast sordid shadows. It was Frank's World, and we just lived in it.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 25.02.2020
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Rat Pack Confidential
15,50 € *
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For the first time, the full story of what happened when Frank brought his best pals to party in a land called Vegas January 1960. Las Vegas is at its smooth, cool peak. The Strip is a jet-age theme park, and the greatest singer in the history of American popular music summons a group of friends there to make a movie. One is an insouciant singer of Italian songs, ex-partner to the most popular film comedian of the day. One is a short, black, Jewish, one-eyed, singing, dancing wonder. One is an upper-crust British pretty boy turned degenerate B-movie star actor, brother-in-law to an ascendant politician. And one is a stiff-shouldered comic with the quintessential Borscht Belt emcee's knack for needling one-liners. The architectonically sleek marquee of the Sands Hotel announces their presence simply by listing their names: FRANK SINATRA. DEAN MARTIN. SAMMY DAVIS, JR. PETER LAWFORD. JOEY BISHOP. Around them an entire cast gathers: actors, comics, singers, songwriters, gangsters, politicians, and women, as well as thousands of starstruck everyday folks who fork over pocketfuls of money for the privilege of basking in their presence. They call themselves The Clan. But to an awed world, they are known as The Rat Pack. They had it all. Fame. Gorgeous women. A fabulouse playground of a city and all the money in the world. The backing of fearsome crime lords and the blessing of the President of the United States. But the dark side-over the thin line between pleasure and debauchery, between swinging self-confidence and brutal arrogance-took its toll. In four years, their great ride was over, and showbiz was never the same. Acclaimed Jerry Lewis biographer Shawn Levy has written a dazzling portrait of a time when neon brightness cast sordid shadows. It was Frank's World, and we just lived in it.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 25.02.2020
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