Mango Lady & Other Stories from Hawaii takes the reader on a journey not unlike a long ride across the face of a giant wave, full of unexpected turns and surprises, weaving together memories, fantasies, and personalities that stretch from long ago Hawaii to modern day Vietnam. Through all of them is the connecting spirit of the Islands, its special mana, its people, its surf, bringing times past into the present in a special, intimate way. There is Mango Lady, who lived in Waikiki since childhood, watching her ancient preoccupations become irrelevant in the new bustle of development. There is The Man to Whom Surf Cam, the tale of a magical Urban who never failed to attract surf. There is A November Surfer, an adventure of a senior surfer at remote Rabbit Island. There is Hard Port, an intriguing pulling together of Hawaii and Russia, when a longtime surfer visits Nakhodka in the Russian Far East, the land of his ancestors. Finally, there is the flamboyant and unsettling Captain Aloha, a tale of two old surfing friends from Hawaii and the horrors of the war in Vietnam, a unique portrait of psychology and culture, of friendship and passing time. Ted Gugelyk came to Hawaii in 1957 as a crew member on a TransPacific racing yacht. He has remained in Hawaii ever since. To en¬able him to live in Hawaii and pursue his love of surfing and sailing, he has held various jobs. Over the years he has been a laborer in the construction industry, lifeguard, toy department stock clerk at Sears and Roebuck, busboy, dishwasher, baggage porter at the Matsons Moana Hotel, and parking valet. At one time he owned a circle island tour business called Folkways Hawaiiana, and offered educational cultural tours of Oahu. He has also served as an Asian history teacher at Punahou School. At the University of Hawaii he has been a sociology instructor, foreign student advisor, dean of students at Maui Community Col¬lege, and director of the pre-law program at UH Manoa. He also served as a senior program officer at the East-West Center. Over the years he has also taught courses in sociology at Oahu Prison (OCCC). He has to his credit over twenty-five academic articles and has co¬authored one book, an oral history of Kalaupapa. He has authored many short stories, a few of which appear here. In 1992, after twen¬ty-six years of service, he retired from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He now writes, travels, owns his own book-publishing com¬pany and continues to surf, almost on a daily basis, he says. He also persists in sailing on his co-owned cutter, The Forbearance. Ted lives in the Woodlawn area of Manoa Valley, with his wife Amy. His two daughters and two grandchildren live close by. His grandchildren hopefully will soon become crew on the Forbearance.
(Late Night) 25 tracks - Although the statement that ´they´re not writing songs like they used to´ has been toroughly disproved many times, there´s sometimes that old songs can do that new songs have to wait to do (until the´re old songs, of course), and that is to become revived. More and more, stoday´s top artists are dipping into the great oldies, trying to come up with ways to present them in today´s musical idiom. When it works, credit is due twice; first, to the song for its adaptability and second, to the artist and arranger for giving the song its new life. Certainly one of the best examples of this been the phenomenon of Vic Dana´s recording of ´Red Roses For A Blue Lady´´. However this wasn´t Vic´s first venture into the area of bringing songs back. His vocal recording of the old instrumental number ´Shangri-La´ already established him as having the ability to communicate yesterday´s song to today s listening audience. This album brings to the fore Vic ´s way with the oldies; all the songs here are standards-which means that each and every one has proven itself to be a hit. Now, a new generation has a chance to hear them the way they like to hear songs sung. And that means the Vic Dana way.
Set in an off-the-map British Colony in Central Africa in the early 1930´s, The Governor´s Lady portays a host of interesting characters: young Harold Stebbs, bachelor, newly appointed to the Governor´s secretariat in Amimbo; the Governor, Sir Gardnor Hackforth, already something of a Pro-consular legend in the Service, and tipped by The Times for the next Viceroyship; Mr. Frith, the passed-over Acting Chief Secretary, a rather too familiar figure at the bar in the Milner Club; Tony Henley, the A.D.C., who has ultimately to be disowned; Old Moses, the trusted Mimbo butler and key figure in the Residency; the socially irresistible Mr. Ngono; Mr. Talefwa, left-wing editor of the African Independence newspaper, War Drum; and Mr. Das, itinerant legal Counsel called in by the Defence. Then there is the Governor´s Lady herself; twenty years younger than Sir Gardnor; somewhat withdrawn from Government life because of an incident that occurred before Harold Stebbs arrived; and already the subject of gossip in European, African and Asian circles alike. There is also Lady Anne´s lady-in-waiting, Sybil Prosser, who has her own reasons for discretion. Norman Richard Collins (1907 - 1982) was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. In his early career he worked in publishing while also writing and publishing several successful novels. In 1941 Collins began working at the BBC. During this time he became known for his innovative programming which included Woman´s Hour which still airs today on BBC Radio Four. He rose to Controller of the BBC Television Service, later leaving to co-found what is now ITV after deciding a competitior to the BBC´s monopoly was needed. Collins continued to write fiction throughout his busy working life. Although never a full-time writer he was a fluent and prolific author with sixteen titles and two plays to his credit between 1934 and 1981. An autograph edition of twelve of his novels was published during the 1960s. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Armatrading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009235de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Life and Letters´´, by Roger Angell: The U.S. Postal Service ends next-day delivery.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Zuccotti 101”, by Andrew Marantz: OR Books publishes ´´Occupying Wall Street.”´´Second Act”, by Tad Friend: Heather Donahue, after The Blair Witch Project.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Delayed Gratification”, by James Surowiecki: Christmas shopping, credit cards, and layaway. LETTER FROM BANGALORE´´Drug Test´´, by Ariel Levy: One woman’s challenge to the West. ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS´´Stumptown Girl´´, by Margaret Talbot: The indie rocker behind ´´Portlandia.”THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Battle Stations´´, by David Denby: Reviews of The Iron Lady, War Horse and Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/111228de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
TUNING|YOU REALLY GOT TO LOVE ME|I´LL SEE YA LATER|2 ROOM CITY FLAT|BACK AGAINST THE WALL|MY LITTLE HONEY|WAITING ON MY LADY|JUST ONE NIGHT|NO CREDIT|PLANTATION BLUES|CANDY APPLE COUPE|I CAN´T FEEL YOUR LOVE|SOON MY TIME IS COMING
Theresa Jennings strayed from the path of propriety as a younger woman, though now she´ll do anything to secure her child´s eventual acceptance on the fringes of polite society. Theresa will even make peace with the titled brother who turned his back on her when she needed him most. Matthew Belmont is a widower who´s been lonely too long. He sees Theresa as a woman paying far too high a price for mistakes long past, and as a lady given too little credit for turning her life around. Theresa is enthralled by Matthew´s combination of honorable intentions and honest passion, but then trouble comes calling, and it´s clear somebody wants to ruin any chance Theresa and Matthew have for a happily ever after. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Langton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007913de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Figrin Da´n and the Modal Nodes - bopping Bithians and members in good standing of the Intergalactic Federation of Musicians - were under exclusive contract to Jabba´s Palace. They were hoofing it up when Jabba´s arch rival sent E522, a recycled assassin droid, to make them an offer they couldn´t refuse. Figrin Da´n didn´t do weddings. But Lady Valerian had imported herself a Whipid mate from her homeworld and was dead set on getting hitched in high style. And what with Figrin Da´n´s gambling debts, three thousand credits could set him up just fine. But before they could cut the cake, Lady Val´s bounty hunter bridegroom took Jabba´s bait, skipped town to find Han Solo, and the party exploded into murderous mayhem. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001019de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Une sélection de 40 memorable thèmes de film d´époque. Partitions pour piano.Titres :Adagio / Vanity Fair (Mychael Danna); Adela / A Passage To India (Maurice Jarre); An Adoring Heart / Becoming Jane (Adrian Johnston); Andante / Vanity Fair (Mychael Danna); Chasing Sheep Is Best Left To Shepherds / The Draughtsman´s Contract (Michael Robbins); Closing Credits / Howards End (Richard Robbins); Dawn / Pride And Prejudice (Dario Marianelli); Did My Heart Love ´Til Now? / Romeo And Juliet (Nino Rota); Distilling Roses / Perfume (Tom Tykwer / Johnny Klimek / Reinhold Heil); Earnest After All / The Importance Being Earnest (Charlie Mole); End Credits / The Portrait Of A Lady (Wojciech Kilar); First Impression / Becoming Jane (Adrian Johnston); Front Titles / The Importance Being Earnest (Charlie Mole); Georgiana / Pride And Prejudice (Dario Marianelli); Juliet / Romeo And Juliet (Nino Rota); Ladies / Tea With Mussolini (Alessio Vlad / Stefano Arnaldi); Lady Gresham / Becoming Jane (Adrian Johnston); Leaving Netherfield / Pride And Prejudice (Dario Marianelli); Love Theme / Elizabeth (David Hirschfelder); Love Theme / River Queen (Karl Jenkins); Love Theme / Romeo And Juliet (Nino Rota); Main & End Titles / Cyrano De Bergerac (Jean-Claude Petit); Main Titles / Dangerous Liaisons (George Fenton); Main Titles / The Age Of Innocence (Elmer Berstein); My Father´s Favourite / Sense And Sensibility (Patrick Doyle); Orchard House / Little Women (Newman, Thomas); Pelle Eroberen / Pelle The Conqueror (Stefan Nilsson); Perfume - Distilled / Perfume (Tom Tykwer / Johnny Klimek / Reinhold Heil); Romeo / Romeo And Juliet (Nino Rota); Runaways / Becoming Jane (Adrian Johnston); Sarah´s Theme / River Queen (Karl Jenkins); Selbourne Wood / Becoming Jane (Adrian Johnston); Stepping Stones / River Queen (Karl Jenkins); Streets Of Paris / Perfume (Tom Tykwer / Johnny Klimek / Reinhold Heil); The Feast At The House Of Capulet / Romeo And Juliet (Nino Rota); The Road To The Workhouse / Oliver Twist (Rachel Portman); Valley Of The Shadow / Little Women (Thomas Newman)
Perfect for ages 7-10. In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. This concise but comprehensive audiobook will keep your kid´s attention all the way to the end. Franklin Delano Roosevelt might be America’s greatest 20th century president, but there’s no question that he was the most unique. A well-connected relative of Theodore Roosevelt, FDR was groomed for greatness until he was struck down by polio. Nevertheless, he persevered, rising through New York politics to reach the White House just as the country faced its greatest challenge since the Civil War, beginning his presidency with one of the most iconic lines ever spoken during an inaugural address. For over a decade, President Roosevelt threw everything he had at the Great Depression, and then threw everything the country had at the Axis powers during World War II. Ultimately, he succumbed to illness in the middle of his fourth term, just before the Allies won the war. If Dolley Madison was instrumental in molding the role of first lady in the 19th century, credit can be given to Eleanor Roosevelt for revolutionizing the political nature of the role in the 20th and 21st centuries and making it possible for presidents like Bill Clinton to enlist their wives to handle political duties. At the same time, history might remember Eleanor more for what she did outside of the White House, as she became a critically acclaimed and world famous international author and advocate of civil rights, women’s rights. By the time she had finished working for the United Nations, working on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, President Truman rightly called her ´´The First Lady of the World." Eleanor is one of her country’s most famous and admired first ladies, an ironic fact considering she was worried being the wife of a successful politic... 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Zarbock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104284de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.