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.
**A Stylist Book Club pick** ´In a time when women are under constant attack, I am so grateful for Anne Helen Petersen´s sharp and topical book. Petersen nails the magnetism of women who break boundaries and the punishment that often comes along with it. All women will see a bit of themselves in the ´´unruly´´´ Jessica Valenti, New York Times-bestselling author of Sex Object You know the type: the woman who won´t shut up, who flaunts it, who´s too brazen, too opinionated - too much. Sometimes, she´s the life of the party; others, she´s the focus of gossip. She´s the unruly woman, and she´s one of the most provocative, powerful forms of womanhood today. The unruly woman has been around for as long as there have been boundaries of what constitutes acceptable ´feminine´ behaviour - that is, for ever - but these days she is more visible and less easily dismissed than ever before. In Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, cultural critic and Buzzfeed writer Anne Helen Petersen explores ´unruliness´ through the lens of eleven pop culture powerhouses, including Serena Williams, Melissa McCarthy, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Kim Kardashian, Hillary Clinton, Caitlyn Jenner and Lena Dunham. Petersen examines why our culture loves to love and berate these controversial figures for being ´too´ something: too queer, too strong, too naked, too old, too shrill, too much. This is an incisive, candid, conversation starting analysis of the part influential women play in redefining contemporary femininity. ´An oasis in a world of hot takes, a set of crisp essays on the provocateurs who fascinate and enrage us. With warmth and wit, Anne Helen Petersen celebrates the power of being just a little too much, seeking the rebel inside the trainwreck´ Emily Nussbaum, New Yorker critic ´Raucous and smart . . . Because these criticisms are, writ large, the same ones flung daily at non-celeb women, the book is a timely and essential read´ US Elle ´Anne Helen Petersen´s gloriously bumptious, brash ode to nonconforming women suits the needs of this dark moment . . . Crucial reading´ Rebecca Traister, author of All the Single Ladies
An essential collection of William Faulkner´s mature nonfiction work, updated, with an abundance of new material. This unique volume includes Faulkner´s Nobel Prize acceptance speech, a review of Hemingway´s The Old Man and the Sea (in which he suggests that Hemingway has found God), and newly collected gems, such as the acerbic essay ´´On Criticism” and the beguiling ´´Note on A Fable.” It also contains eloquently opinionated public letters on everything from race relations and the nature of fiction to wild-squirrel hunting on his property. This is the most comprehensive collection of Faulkner´s brilliant non-fiction work, and a rare look into the life of an American master.
Ebenezer Le Page, cantankerous, opinionated and charming, is one of the most compelling literary creations of the late 20th century. Eighty years old, Ebenezer has lived his whole life on the Channel Island of Guernsey, a stony speck of a place caught between England and France yet a world away from either. Ebenezer himself is fiercely independent, but as he reaches the end of his life he is determined to tell his own story and the story of those he has known. He writes of family secrets and feuds, unforgettable friendships and friendships betrayed, love glimpsed and lost. The Book of Ebenezer Le Page is a beautifully detailed chronicle of a life, but it is equally an oblique reckoning with the traumas of the 20th century, as Ebenezer recalls both the men lost to the Great War and the German Occupation of Guernsey during World War II, and looks with despair at the encroachments of commerce and tourism on his beloved island. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roy Dotrice. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005886/bk_bbcw_005886_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Imogene Walsh has always been unapologetically confident and ruthlessly opinionated with people, particularly men. No one is spared from her unfiltered mouth, but it hasn´t seemed to deter Cooper MacKenzie. Although he is not the clean-cut, businessman type she´s always thought she should pursue, Imogene is drawn to the sexy outsider who is the fantasy heartthrob women love to speculate about. She has spent most of her life in the little town of Hera, New York, putting her numerous forgettable relationships behind her and floundering in both her professional and personal lives. Now it´s reached the point where she wants to stop playing it safe. It may be time to live up to her tough reputation and take a chance on Cooper, the only man who isn´t intimidated by Imogene´s brash personality. However, it could be a thrilling ride that doesn´t end well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shirl Rae. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/004642/bk_tant_004642_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Hayley makes a resolution to put an end to her loose lifestyle, it´s all good in theory - that is, until she meets Daniel Stark, a well-respected businessman in his mid-30s who is known for his short temper, lack of steady relationships, and strict preserve of his private life. Opinionated, sharp-tongued Hayley accidentally steps into his office, leaving Daniel resolved to put Hayley in her place and have her in his bed. Neither Hayley nor Daniel can ignore the immediate attraction between them. In a unanimously agreed-upon verdict by Hayley and her two best friends, Daniel is to mark the closure of Hayley´s pure-physical-attraction, emotions-aside era. Will it indeed be a closure, or will it be the beginning of something neither Hayley nor Daniel ever bargained for? Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aletha George, Nelson Hobbs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/004016/bk_tant_004016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Swordfighters Tiger and Del return in this all-new swashbuckling adventure-filled with all the dramatic action, danger, magic, and the crackling repartee and verbal fireworks that characterize the national bestselling Sword series. Sword-Born is the latest book in this continuing tale of a powerful friendship that transforms into something stronger, as two strong, opinionated people from very different societies live and fight alongside each other...even as their views of themselves and the world around them change and grow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Bel Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016410/bk_adbl_016410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Leo Ware may be young, but he knows what he wants. And what he wants is Will Highland. Snarky, sophisticated, fiercely opinionated Will Highland, who burst into Leo´s unremarkable life like a supernova...and then was gone just as quickly. For the past miserable year, Leo hasn´t been able to stop thinking about the powerful connection he and Will shared. So, when Leo moves to New York for college, he sweeps back into Will´s life, hopeful that they can pick up where they left off. What begins as a unique friendship soon burns with chemistry they can´t deny...though Will certainly tries. But Leo longs for more than friendship and hot sex. A romantic to his core, Leo wants passion, love, commitment - everything Will isn´t interested in giving. Will thinks romance is a cheesy fairy tale and love is overrated. He likes his space and he´s happy with things just the way they are, thank you very much. Or is he? Because as he and Leo get more and more tangled up in each other´s lives, Will begins to act like maybe love is something he could feel after all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Spencer Goss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082473/bk_acx0_082473_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this classic romance from New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts, one woman will discover that love has the power to overcome all barriers. Irish lass Adelia Cunnane had entered a fairy tale! Working at the world-renowned Royal Meadows stables was a dream come true. She was determined to prove her worth, especially to the stables´ owner - the very opinionated and ruggedly handsome Travis Grant. Princesses weren´t the only ones who could have a happily ever after! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Rubinate. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007004/bk_brll_007004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eva Brock´s mother was the most overbearing, controlling, and opinionated woman she had ever known, and if she didn´t escape out from under her roof, she´d have Eva married off to a man not twice but three times her age! Her only hope was to become a mail-order bride and marry herself off before her mother did. Finn Mullany wasn´t looking for a wife and didn´t want one. Or, rather, he didn´t deserve one! He´d made some mistakes of late that cost his best friend his sight, and Finn was having a pretty hard time dealing with the aftermath. But what he didn´t know was that sometimes forgiveness comes in many forms and many ways, and Lorcan Brody, Finn´s best friend, found a way to show him he´d forgiven Finn completely. But would the love of a mail-order bride be enough to help Finn forgive himself? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Rahhal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040859/bk_acx0_040859_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.