Jimmy Hoffa´s American Fights: A Highly Opinionated History is both an accessible introduction to the life, times, trials, and disappearance of one of the most famous Americans of the 20th century. Starting when Hoffa was a young man in the about-to-be boomtown of Detroit, the book follows him through his first job as a stock boy at Kroger´s Grocery store through his early union agitation against a bad boss named the Little Bastard; through Hoffa´s days as a brawler on Teamsters picket lines, and his rise through that union. Andrew Klein´s book pulls no punches, defends Hoffa, and destroys the perverse and pervasive influence of the Kennedy clan. This book presents a flawed and tragic charismatic hero in Hoffa, a powerful and bullying classic villain in Robert Kennedy, and a lush backdrop of union fights, personal betrayal, and presidential assassinations. Full of some of the most interesting, eccentric, and evil characters in American history, if you have a typical American´s fascination with mob figures and gangsters, you need to listen to this book. Intense, well-researched, and full of fire and passion, Jimmy Hoffa´s American Fights is a history unlike any other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073107/bk_acx0_073107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1980, after completing medical school in India, a young Indian physician lands in Britain in pursuit of his dream to get to the United States.He is young, a full 26-year-old, ambitious and opinionated. The two and half years that he spent in Britain prior to coming to the United States prove to be eventful years and this book captures that periodThe narrative is set in Great Britain of the early 1980´s and comprises a medley of experiences: of a young, nationalist Indian coming to the land of his colonial masters, a new medical graduate negotiating the travails of an international medical career and of an objective spectator looking down upon this once great power. Thrown into this unlikely cocktail is the political backdrop of Britain in the 80, s- the rise of Margaret Thatcher, the Royal Wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the Falkland War and British racism.
Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People by Bob Goff Conversation Starters Bob Goff teaches that people who become love are the ones who see beauty in others despite their strangeness, or their creepiness. Every time he starts to shield himself from creepy people by being opinionated, he hears God whispering to him´´ ´´Why are you so afraid?´´ Goff shares how he found friends, how failure taught him lessons, and how the unexpected and impossible became the right path to loving others. He proposes a ´´no-limits embrace´´ that accepts everybody. And he encourages his readers to do the same. Everybody Always is Goff’s second New York Times bestseller. His first is Love Does. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before
A divorced businessman with no intention of remarrying falls hard for his daughter´s Kiwi teacher and discovers affairs have consequences when she gets pregnant in this US-set romance by award-winning author Karina Bliss. The last thing Joe Fraser needs is an opinionated young teacher telling him he needs to get his act together with his ten-year-old daughter. It´s hard enough working all hours to meet his estranged father´s medical bills. Who the hell does Philippa Browne think she is? Unfortunately he´s desperate enough to take her advice. But when he attends a four-day school camp as parent helper his clashes with Miss Browne take an unexpected direction… Pip hasn´t resisted the advances of charming, easy-going Californians to fall for this taciturn tough guy so close to returning to New Zealand. But does any woman walk away from the temptation of a dangerous attraction? And they both have a safety net – she´s leaving the States soon. Her unexpected pregnancy changes everything. Pip´s not ready for motherhood and while Joe´s suggesting marriage, his heart´s not in it. Unfortunately hers is. As for Joe, he´s been down this road before. But is he really repeating the past...or finally getting a chance to do things right? ´´ Bliss demonstrates a skill for snappy dialogue and clever plotting that will captivate readers.´´~ RT Book Reviews * First published 2009 as LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON.
Passionate, gossipy, opinionated and seriously entertaining, Truly Frank is an instant classic of journalistic memoir. Journalist Frank McDonald is best known as, in the words of Bob Geldof, ´a permanent thorn in the fat arse of municipal pretension´. The scourge of negligent planners, unscrupulous property developers and cynical politicians, and champion of environmental protection and sustainable development, McDonald´s work in the Irish Times has been key to grasping how Ireland actually works. McDonald´s sense of mission grew out of an endlessly enquiring mind. After a happy 1950s childhood in a conventional Catholic home he ventured forth - into Dublin´s hidden gay scene, into student politics at UCD, into the worlds of journalism, architecture and Ireland´s beau monde, into a life of travel - always in a spirit of openness and unmitigated curiosity. The rewards in friendship, knowledge and understanding have been immeasurable. Now, in Truly Frank , McDonald tells the stories behind his public and private lives - his long and fruitful career, his activism and legendary battles, his deep ties to family and friends, his four-decade partnership with his spouse Eamon Slater. ´Although, as a journalist, I have never shied away from revealing what I believe to be true, revisiting my life and times has been as challenging as it has been therapeutic and even enjoyable ...´
Journey to the Connecticut seaside and discover the ghosts that haunt this historical town . . . photos included! Restless souls still linger along the docks and streets of Mystic, Connecticut. The old sea village has a dark and turbulent past, and there are supernatural sightings on both the Stonington and Groton sides of the Mystic River Bascule Bridge. The Mystic Massacre of the Pequot Indians in 1637 left the land cursed for centuries by ravaging fires. A Revolutionary War hero and sea captain still keeps watch over his namesake Daniel Packer Inne. In the defunct Factory Square, phantom factory workers report to their jobs in the dead of night. From vanishing ghost ships and opinionated colonial chefs to disembodied laughter and chilling apparitions, the past possesses the Mystic landscape. Join ghost guide Courtney McInvale as she walks with the spirits that continue to haunt the streets of Mystic.
Pride And Prejudice, the story of Mrs. Bennet´s attempts to marry off her five daughters is one of the best-loved and most enduring classics in English literature. Excitement fizzes through the Bennet household at Longbourn in Hertfordshire when young, eligible Mr. Charles Bingley rents the fine house nearby. He may have sisters, but he also has male friends, and one of these?the haughty, and even wealthier, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy?irks the vivacious Elizabeth Bennet, the second of the Bennet girls. She annoys him. Which is how we know they must one day marry. The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and Darcy is a splendid rendition of civilized sparring. As the characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, Jane Austen´s radiantly caustic wit and keen observation sparkle.
A secret that threatens to consume her… A man who challenges everything… A connection so strong nothing will ever be the same. Amber has always been in control. Of her high-powered career, her social life (or lack thereof), and well…pretty much everything. At least that´s what everyone thinks. So, when she finds herself back in her hometown, she´ll do anything to keep up the pretense. Including lying to her best friends. ´Little´ Logan Myers has grown up since high school. In all the right ways. And the first time Amber runs into him in town, sparks fly—but not in a good way. She´s opinionated, controlling and overbearing. But there´s something else—a vulnerability Logan´s pretty sure no one else has seen. Amber has secrets, and a deep hurt that he´s sure he can help her get past. If only she´ll open up. After a lifetime of maintaining tight control an unexpected and overwhelming connection to Logan threatens to turn Amber´s life upside down. She can´t let herself get too close or trust too much, because if she does, the secrets she´s been keeping could ruin everything.
Set in Bangladesh and the United States, the eight stories in The Bird Catcher address gender expectations, familial love, and questions of identity and belonging. In ?The Anomalous Wife,? when Nirjhara decides she wants to walk into the ocean, her husband of thirty years is confused: she has the perfect life, he insists, the life of a dutiful housewife and mother who wants for nothing in her adopted country. The staff at the psychiatric facility can?t even pronounce Nirjhara?s name, let alone understand her mordant humor and her use of wide-ranging literary references (from Rabindranath Tagore to Sylvia Plath to The Ancient Mariner) to describe her despair. The other stories are equally resonant and thought-provoking. A college professor has to contend with a student who ?laughed every time I struggled on a word that didn?t want to come out of my forked tongue: one part third world, one part hyphenated American.? A young woman enjoys a loving but complicated relationship with her mother-in-law, a Bangladeshi immigrant who is both ebullient and opinionated, charming and exasperating. In the title story, drawing on fairy tale motifs, string theory, Sufi philosphy, and other traditions, a bird and a recluse argue over the nature of time and the meaning of freedom. The Bird Catcher offers wide-ranging variations on the theme of diasporic identity, intriguing glimpses into suppressed, fragmented, and resilient lives, and a meditation on the power and limitations of language. As Nirjhara explains in ?The Anomalous Wife,? ?Life is all about right word choices, right verbs, and right prepositions. If you walk by the ocean, you are a lover of life. If you walk into it out of your love for the ocean, you are kept here as a prisoner until you learn the correct use of prepositions.?
From an expert author who has lived and worked in the region for over two decades, Bradt´s Bosnia and Herzegovina is the most comprehensive English-language guidebook available to the mountainous heart of the Western Balkans. It covers the country´s diverse Mediterranean landscapes, from the southern Herzegovina cities of Mostar and Trebinje to the lush and green Alpine regions of Sarajevo and Banja Luka, plus second-to-none coverage of the capital city Sarajevo. Now in its fifth edition, not only does the guide feature smaller towns and villages off the beaten track, but it also goes into greater depth than its competitors, with more detail on the history, culture and sights, and more opinionated and entertaining reviews of hotels and restaurants. For this new updated edition, the Sarajevo chapter has been fully overhauled with brand new mapping, and a complete run-down of all of the Herzegovina wineries has been included. There is also new coverage on the Via Dinarica regional mega trail that carves its way through the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina´s Dinaric Alps and is chock full of activities and adventure for families and pros alike. New maps for the country´s national parksSutjeska and Una national parks are included, plus walking routes that you´ll find in no other booknew town plans of Visegrad and Trebinje. All the regional maps have been completely overhauled. Also included are details of rural accommodation and farm stays within reach of some of the major hubs, plus an expanded chapter on Mostar and Trebinje. Two decades after the conflict that ravaged the region, Bosnia and Herzegovina has emerged as a unique, dynamic tourism destination. Whether you go in search of bears in the primeval Sutjeska National Park, wander the winding streets of Sarajevo´s Turkish quarter or put your feet up in Mostar with a glass of chilled ilavka, you are guaranteed to be charmed by the country´s rich natural and cultural heritage.