The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Neil Young’s Waging Heavy Peace, the rock music memoir of the year. Read by Keith Carradine. ´´I felt that writing books fit me like a glove; I just started and I just kept going.´´ Neil Young is a singular figure in the history of rock and pop culture generally in the last four decades. Reflective, insightful, and disarmingly honest, in Waging Heavy Peace he writes about his life and career. From his youth in Canada to his crazy journey out to California, through Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, & Nash, to his massively successful solo career and his reemergence as the patron saint of grunge on to his role today as one of the last uncompromised and uncompromising survivors of rock & roll - this is Neil’s story told in his own words. In the book Young presents a kaleidoscopic view of personal life and musical creativity; it’s a journey that spans the snows of Ontario to the LSD-laden boulevards of 1966 Los Angeles to the contemplative paradise of Hawaii today. Along the way he writes about the music, the victims, the girls, and the drugs; about his happy family life but also about the health problems he and his children have experienced; about guitars, cars, and sound systems; about Canada and California and Hawaii. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Carradine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000342/bk_pauk_000342_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
P.J. O´Rourke traces his development from hippie protester to conservative grouch to jaded humorist. Along the way, we are privy to his strange, twisted days as editor in chief of National Lampoon, as well as the in-depth looks at appropriate sports for middle-aged Republicans, namely those which can be engaged in with a smuggled Havana between the teeth - fly-fishing, bird hunting, deep-sea fishing, and of course, golf. Plus, you´ll hear O´Rourke´s take on the Virtues of Automobiles - because what good was oil doing sitting in the ground for millions of years? - and many other hilarious rants in this off-the-wall collection by America´s premier political humorist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob McQuay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000121/bk_blak_000121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Adopted by a pair of diehard hippies, restless, marginal Jude Keffy-Horn spends much of his youth getting high with his best friend, Teddy, in their bucolic and deeply numbing Vermont town. But when Teddy dies of an overdose on the last day of 1987, Jude´s relationship with drugs and with his parents devolves to new extremes. Sent to live with his pot-dealing father in New York City´s East Village, Jude stumbles upon straight edge, an underground youth culture powered by the paradoxical aggression of hardcore punk and a righteous intolerance for drugs, meat, and sex. With Teddy´s half brother, Johnny, and their new friend, Eliza, Jude tries to honor Teddy´s memory through his militantly clean lifestyle. But his addiction to straight edge has its own dangerous consequences. While these teenagers battle to discover themselves, their parents struggle with this new generation´s radical reinterpretation of sex, drugs, and rock ´n´ roll, and their grown-up awareness of nature and nurture, brotherhood and loss. Moving back and forth between Vermont and New York City, Ten Thousand Saints is an emphatically observed story of a frayed tangle of family members brought painfully together by a death, then carried along in anticipation of a new and unexpected life. With empathy and masterful skill, Eleanor Henderson has conjured a rich portrait of the modern age and the struggles that unite and divide generations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Kaplan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002529/bk_harp_002529_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Energy Caper, or Nixon in the Sky with Diamonds takes you on a merry romp with a band of twenty-something idealists looking for love and hoping to change the world in an alternate universe in which the Kennedys were not assassinated and the Vietnam War ended before it began. Joining in the fun are President Richard Nixon and Dr. Timothy Leary, the escaped convict Nixon calls ´´the most dangerous man in the world´´ for turning America´s youth into no-good hippies. Nixon is the same profane, venal S-O-B that made him such a hit in our universe, but here he is unleashed in a world where there was no Vietnam War to slow him down and Watergate is just a fancy hotel. Elected on a pledge to wage an unrelenting ´´war on drugs,´´ Nixon instead confronts a different kind of war: an energy war. The Arab oil embargo is driving the country toward a second Great Depression as motorists line up for hours to buy gasoline at any price. Desperate for alternatives to oil, Nixon learns of a plant which produces three times more biomass per acre than corn. America could farm its way to energy independence in just five short years. A secret weapon has dropped in Nixon´s lap, but he is shocked to learn that, under another name, the secret weapon which could defeat the oil cartel is a primary target of his War on Drugs. If he can lead America to energy independence by convincing conservatives to legalize cultivation of the plant Thomas Jefferson called ´´America´s most valuable crop´´ in the name of national security, the final spot on Mount Rushmore will be his. Nixon knows that only a law-and-order, hippie-bashing conservative like himself could hope to buck America´s richest families and most powerful corporations to pull off a caper this crazy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Scott Morrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037757/bk_acx0_037757_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Style Tribes: The Fashion of Subcultures explores the style, fashions and ideology of youth movements of the last 100 years, including flappers, swing kids, mods, rockers, surfers, hippies, punks, disco, hip hop, Harajuku and hipsters. Fully illustrated, it delves into the stories behind the styles, what sets each of them apart, and looks at the influence and legacy of each of these tribes. The advent of industrialisation, globalisation and modernism in the twentieth century brought with it an explosion of subcultures, most of which are defined by their youthfulness. As subcultures gain media attention they are absorbed into the mainstream, and the style is often picked up by the fashion industry. The book will look at how these subcultures have been translated into fashion, from flappers and teddy boys to punk and grunge. Subcultures inspire, influence and blend into one another: hippies were a continuation of the beat movement, combined with a surfer lifestyle influence, while Jamaica´ s rudeboys and London mods inspired the original skinheads. There´ s also a running theme of ´ the hipster´ - a word that emerged from Harlem in the 1920s from ´ hip´ or ´ hep´ , meaning non-conformist and one step ahead. This concept has played a part in understanding subcultures including zoot suiters, the jazz loving hipsters of the 1940s, beatniks, the hippie and now the contemporary hipsters with their beards and skinny jeans. Illustrated with historic and contemporary images, it colourfully details each group to give a comprehensive overview of each subculture.
A Zuni Indian boy dies in a bizarre ritual slaying - and his best friend, a Navajo youth, is missing. Navajo police lieutenant Joe Leaphorn tracks the friend from Zuni village to Navajo hogan, from anthropological dig to hippie commune, across the desert of New Mexico and Arizona. In his search, Leaphorn discovers the ancient secrets of the Zunis and the hidden crimes of white men. Narrator Michael Ansara´s experience with American Indian roles on stage and screen lends authenticity to his resonant reading of this Edgar-winning tale of murder and deception. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ansara. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/part/000019/bk_part_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What drives people to act in the most brutal ways? What could have caused a mother to eat her dead baby´s brain? What drove a seemingly normal teenager to kill a stranger and chew on their face? It is often difficult to comprehend what makes a person kill. But when they kill and then commit further acts of depravity on their victim, it gives a whole new meaning to wrongdoing. In volume three of the True Crime Stories series, we examine murderers who have all displayed the same gut-churning, wicked twist - each of them ate their victims. In Volume 3, we look at people such as: The hitchhiking hippie who carried human finger bones to chew on The New York teacher who killed a neighborhood boy and ate his body parts The Kansas City youth who became known as the Kansas City Vampire The deeply troubled man who cooked and ate his girlfriend after she dropped him The 450-pound cannibal who served his victim´s flesh to customers of his barbecue stand And others who were equally despicable.... Each of these violent killers is examined in detail, from their backgrounds, the crimes they committed, how they were brought to justice, and their sentencing. Get a copy of this fascinating audiobook today and prepare yourself to enter the world of those who committed the greatest taboo of all - the cannibal killers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Goodrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103077/bk_acx0_103077_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In late 1971 John Lennon left London behind and moved to New York, eager to join a youth movement rallying for social justice and an end to the Vietnam War. Lennon was quickly embraced by radicals and revolutionaries, the hippies and Yippies at odds with the establishment. Settling in Greenwich Village, the heart of Manhattan´s counterculture, the former Beatle was soon on the frontlines of the antiwar movement and championing a range of causes and issues. Seen as a savior by a generation in need of cultural heroes, Lennon was just as passionately hounded by a government eager to find enemies within. The FBI and White House considered Lennon a threat; a plan was devised to deport the singer prior to the election as a ´´strategic counter-measure´´ to preserve Richard Nixon´s presidency in 1972. The Walrus and the Elephants is told by an unlikely cast of friends, including the musicians of the Elephant´s Memory band, who were among the few with a chance to see the man behind the Beatle. Exclusive interviews include writer and feminist leader Gloria Steinem; congressional black caucus cofounder Ron Dellums; ´´Chicago Seven´´ veteran Rennie Davis; immigration attorney Leon Wildes; and legendary poet-activist John Sinclair, whose imprisonment for marijuana - a 10-year sentence for two joints - kicked off Lennon´s American journey. It was a busy year of making albums, controversial TV appearances, and what would be Lennon´s last full-length concert at Madison Square Garden; it was also a time of great change in America, with many of the confrontations that began brewing in the sixties reaching an end...and the beginning of a new era. John Lennon fought for peace and was treated with scorn by some, suspicion by others - including a government wishing to silence the singer. The Walrus and the Elephants is a look back by those who fought the fight. He was a dreamer, but not the only one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015811/bk_adbl_015811_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Deputy Sam Brooks commits to something, nothing can sway him - not just on the job as liaison between the Mercy Falls sheriff´s department and PEAK Rescue but in his private life. He´s the one who stuck around to take care of his mother after his father´s accidental death. And he´s the one - perhaps the only one - who believes Sierra Rose is the perfect girl for him. Safe, practical, and organized, she´s nothing like her hippie, impulsive, bleeding heart sister, Willow. Willow, however, has been in love with Sam Brooks for as long as she can remember. But she wants her sister to have a happy ending. Besides, Willow has other things to focus on - namely, nabbing the job as youth pastor for her small-town church. Best thing for her to do is to purge Sam from her heart. Neither can predict the events that will bring them together in a fight for their lives in the forbidding wilderness of Glacier National Park. Stranded, injured, and with the winter weather closing in, Sam and Willow will have to work together to save a crew of terrified teenagers. As they fight to survive, they might just discover a new hope for love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cynthia Farrell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009903/bk_reco_009903_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Jesus People movement was a unique combination of the hippie counterculture and evangelical Christianity. It first appeared in the famed ´´Summer of Love´´ of 1967, in San Francisco´s Haight-Ashbury district, and spread like wildfire in Southern California and beyond, to cities like Seattle, Atlanta, and Milwaukee. In 1971 the growing movement found its way into the national media spotlight and gained momentum, attracting a huge new following among evangelical church youth, who enthusiastically adopted the Jesus People persona as their own. Within a few years, however, the movement disappeared and was largely forgotten by everyone but those who had filled its ranks. God´s Forever Family argues that the Jesus People movement was one of the most important American religious movements of the second half of the 20th-century. Not only do such new and burgeoning evangelical groups as Calvary Chapel and the Vineyard trace back to the Jesus People, but the movement paved the way for the huge Contemporary Christian Music industry and the rise of ´´Praise Music´´ in the nation´s churches. More significantly, it revolutionized evangelicals´ relationship with youth and popular culture. Larry Eskridge makes the case that the Jesus People movement not only helped create a resurgent evangelicalism but must be considered one of the formative powers that shaped American youth in the late 1960s and 1970s. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Butler Murray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018780/bk_adbl_018780_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.