Mit "Ethel & Ernest" setzt Raymond Briggs seinen Eltern ein bewegendes Denkmal, und mit ihnen den ganz gewöhnlichen Leuten in außergewöhnlichen Zeiten. Ethel und Ernest gehörten als Mitglieder der englischen Arbeiterklasse jener Generation an, die die bewegtesten Jahre des 20. Jahrhunderts erlebte. Voller Sympathie, aber ohne Sentimentalität bringt Raymond Briggs die Ängste, die Befremdung, doch auch die Aufregung und das Amüsement seiner Eltern angesichts der gewaltigen Umwälzungen zu Papier: Von der Großen Depression über die Jahre des Zweiten Weltkriegs spiegeln sich im Leben von Ethel und Ernest das Aufkommen des Radios und des Fernsehens, die Entwicklung der Atombombe, die Mondlandung, die gesellschaftlichen Umbrüche der 60er Jahre...
In depression era Key West, Ernest "Papa" Hemingway becomes embroiled in a plot that involves illegal gambling and smuggling refugees when he finds himself the suspect in the murder of a Cuban prostitute. Working with the mysterious former Scotland Yard inspector, Emmet MacWain, they delve into the dark side of this sunny paradise and find the answers that may help save hundreds of innocent lives as well as their own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013540/bk_acx0_013540_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gallo Be Thy Name is the portrait of an American dynasty that rose from hardscrabble poverty in the early 1900s to become the most successful wine company in the world through toil, cunning, and crime. From selling ³Dago Red² to Al Capone during Prohibition to conquering America¹s wine market with such plonk as Thunderbird and Ripple, and from the Great Depression to the roiling farm labor movements of the 60s and 70s, the Gallos rode the turbulent currents of history to triumph, with iconic brothers Ernest and Julio steering the ship. But beneath the E. & J. Gallo Winery¹s carefully polished surface is a sweeping story of passion and power, swirling with rumors of murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grainger Hines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000172/bk_pnix_000172_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A moving, compelling memoir about growing up and escaping the tragic legacy of mental illness, suicide, addiction, and depression in one of America's most famous families: the Hemingways. She opens her eyes. The room is dark. She hears yelling, smashed plates, and wishes it was all a terrible dream. But it isn't. This is what it was like growing up as a Hemingway. In this deeply moving, searingly honest new memoir, actress and mental health icon Mariel Hemingway shares in candid detail the story of her troubled childhood in a famous family haunted by depression, alcoholism, illness, and suicide. Born just a few months after her grandfather, Ernest Hemingway, shot himself, it was Mariel's mission as a girl to escape the desperate cycle of severe mental health issues that had plagued generations of her family. Surrounded by a family tortured by alcoholism (Mariel's parents), depression (her sister, Margaux), suicide (her grandfather and four other members of her family), schizophrenia (her sister, Muffet), and cancer (her mother), it was all the young Mariel could do to keep her head. In a compassionate voice, she reveals her painful struggle to stay sane as the youngest child in her family, coping with the chaos by becoming obsessive about her food, schedule, and organization. The twisted legacy of her family has never quite let go of Mariel, but in this memoir she opens up about her claustrophobic marriage, her faltering acting career, and her turning to spiritual healers and charlatans for solace. Mariel has ultimately written a story of triumph about learning to overcome her family's demons and developing love and deep compassion for them. At last she can tell the true story of the tragedies and troubles of the Hemingway family, and she delivers an audiobook that beckons comparisons with Mary Karr and Jeanette Walls. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mariel Hemingway. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007475/bk_blak_007475_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the eve of WWII, the foreign-controlled port of Shanghai was the rendezvous for the 20th century's most outlandish adventurers, all under the watchful eye of the fabulously wealthy Sir Victor Sassoon. Emily Hahn was a legendary New Yorker writer who would cover China for nearly 50 years, and play an integral part in opening Asia up to the West. But at the height of the Depression, "Mickey" Hahn, had just arrived in Shanghai nursing a broken heart after a disappointing affair with an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter, convinced she would never love again. After entering Sassoon's glamorous Cathay Hotel, Hahn is absorbed into the social swirl of the expats drawn to pre-war China, among them Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Harold Acton, and the colourful gangster named Morris "Two-Gun" Cohen. But when she meets Zau Sinmay, a Chinese poet from an illustrious family, she discovers the real Shanghai through his eyes: the city of rich colonials, triple agents, opium-smokers, displaced Chinese peasants, and increasingly desperate White Russian and Jewish refugees - a place her innate curiosity will lead her to discover first hand. But danger lurks on the horizon and Mickey barely makes it out alive as the brutal Japanese occupation destroys the seductive world of pre-war Shanghai and Mao Tse-tung's Communists come to power in China. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027053/bk_adbl_027053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! To Have and Have Not is a 1937 novel by Ernest Hemingway about Harry Morgan, a fishing boat captain who runs contraband between Cuba and Florida. The novel depicts Harry as an essentially good man who is forced into blackmarket activity by economic forces beyond his control. Initially, his fishing charter Johnson tricks Harry by not paying back the money he owes him, and then escapes the country by airplane before Harry can realize what is going on. Harry then takes a critical decision to attempt smuggling Chinese immigrants into Florida in order to feed his family. (He then kills the person in charge of getting the immigrants to Florida, because the man "Obviously was far too easily persuaded to pay him more for the transport".) The Great Depression features prominently in the novel, forcing depravity and hunger on the poor residents of Key West, referred to as "Conchs."
The Great Depression during 1920s-30s Americans suffered after the IWW, gave rise to some of the most thought provoking intellectuals of the 20th century (like, The Lost Generation). Authors like John Steinbeck (Ernest Hemingway and other writers) understand the difficulties people suffered as a result of the downturn in America's economy. Steinbeck analyzed how the financial crisis specifically affected his home state of California. In his most famous works, "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Of Mice and Men", he emphasizes on the individual performance or failure and how modular groups of people, even two men together, formulate effective myths of social cohesion.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Emperor of the North Pole is a 1973 American movie starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, and Keith Carradine. It was re-released under the shorter title Emperor of the North, and is better known under the latter name. The movie is about hobos during the 1930s and is set in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is based, in part, on the books The Road by Jack London and From Coast to Coast with Jack London by "A-No.-1" (the pen-name of Leon Ray Livingston), although both of those books predate the 1930s by a few decades. Carradine's character, Cigaret, uses the same moniker that Jack London used on the road, and like London, is portrayed as a young traveling companion to the older A-No.-1 (played by Marvin), but that is otherwise where the similarity between Carradine's character and Jack London ends, as Cigaret is portrayed in the film as immature, loud-mouthed, and none too bright. The title is a reference to a joke among hobos during the Great Depression that the world's best hobo was "Emperor of the North Pole", a way of poking fun at their own desperate situation since somebody ruling over the North Pole would reign over a wasteland.
Mit "Ethel & Ernest" setzt Raymond Briggs seinen Eltern ein bewegendes Denkmal, und mit ihnen den ganz gewöhnlichen Leuten in außergewöhnlichen Zeiten.Ethel und Ernest gehörten als Mitglieder der englischen Arbeiterklasse jener Generation an, die die bewegtesten Jahre des 20. Jahrhunderts erlebte. Voller Sympathie, aber ohne Sentimentalität bringt Raymond Briggs die Ängste, die Befremdung, doch auch die Aufregung und das Amüsement seiner Eltern angesichts der gewaltigen Umwälzungen zu Papier: Von der Großen Depression über die Jahre des Zweiten Weltkriegs spiegeln sich im Leben von Ethel und Ernest das Aufkommen des Radios und des Fernsehens, die Entwicklung der Atombombe, die Mondlandung, die gesellschaftlichen Umbrüche der 60er Jahre...