Hand-Book of World-English: Alexander M. Bell
The final audiobook in the Claybourne Trilogy. Spanning the years 1925-1945, Lily Claybourne, the Countess of Gloucester, forges her path in the post-World War I era. Despite difficulties with her marriage, her dreams remain intact, and she strives to make them a reality. She enters into a tumultuous time in her life, filled with great achievement and heartbreaking loss. Through it all, Lily continues to grow and refuses to let misfortune block her way. This is the engaging finale to the much-loved trilogy, which began in 1914, at the beginning of the Great War. Lily moves through the 1930s and ´40s with renewed purpose and strength. In the end, the listener learns what becomes of each character, with whom they have become intimately acquainted, in this engrossing chronicle of a British family´s life in the first half of the 20th century. About the author: Mary Christian Payne is an accomplished businesswoman who has held high-ranking management positions with Fortune 500 companies in New York, New York; St. Louis, Missouri; Orlando, Florida; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is a recipient of the Mayor´s Pinnacle Award in Tulsa, which she received for directing a highly successful program at the Women´s Resource Center at the University of Tulsa. All of these positions involved significant amounts of writing. She has also acted as a speech writer for high-profile political figures and for executives of major corporations. Mary Christian is now a retired career psychologist. She was the founder and president of Transitions Counseling Center, in partnership with her father, the retired CEO of a four billion dollar retail organization. She has taught seminars throughout Oklahoma. Mary Christian is a world traveler and has spent extensive time in England, thus creating an excellent foundation for writing novels set in Great Britain. The era of World War II has always held tremendous appeal for her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lesley Parkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036165/bk_acx0_036165_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the definitive survey of the English language - in all its forms. Crystal writes accessibly about the structure of the language, the uses of English throughout the world and finally he gives a brief history of English. The book has been fully revised and there is a fascinating new chapter on ´The effect of technology´ on the English language. ´Illuminating guided tour of our common treasure by one of its most lucid and sensible professionals´ The Times ´A splendid blend of erudition and entertainment´ THES
(Smithsonian Folkways) 83 Tracks - 4 CDs im Hardcover Buch, LP Format, Deluxe Ausgabe - Von Parties über Proteste hin zu Gebeten ist Musik ein mächtiger Katalysator für Feiern, für den Wandel und den Sinn für Gemeinschaft. Durch das gemeinsame Musizieren wachsen wir über uns hinaus und werden größer. Egal ob man mit der Familie oder Freunden oder mit tausenden Unbekannten in einer Arena singt, verändert Musik Leben, nimmt Menschen ein und verbindet lokale und globale Gemeinschaften. Social Power of Music zeigt die lebendigen, leidenschaftlichen und vielfältigen Wege auf, mit denen Musik verbindet, animiert, Denkmäler setzt und Gruppen von Menschen bewegt. Das 124-seitige illustrierte Buch mit mehr als 80 Tracks auf 4 CDs lädt den Hörer ein, in musikalische Gewohnheiten, Episoden und Bewegungen in den USA und darüber hinaus einzutauchen. Diese Songs über Kämpfe, Hingebung, Feiern und Migration erinnern daran, dass Musik das Potential hat, die Welt zu verändern!
Spy turned art restorer Gabriel Allon finds himself accused of murder in this New York Times bestseller from Daniel Silva. An Israeli spy by trade and art restorer by preference, Gabriel Allon arrives in Zurich to restore the work of an Old Master for a millionaire banker-and finds himself standing in blood and framed for the man´s murder. While trying to clear his name, Allon is swept into a spiraling chain of events involving Nazi art theft, a decades-old suicide, and a dark and bloody trail of killings-some of them his own. The spy world Allon thought he had left behind has come back to haunt him. And he will have to fight for his life-against an assassin he himself helped train.