Ein Polsterhocker ist mit Sicherheit eines dieser Dinge, von denen man meint man braucht sie nicht. Wie Chia-Pudding. Bis man dann doch mal probiert und nie wieder ohne will. Maddox koennte auch ein Mitbringsel aus dem letzten Sommerurlaub sein. Das Muster erinnert an marokkanische Textilien und funktioniert wunderbar in Interiors mit Hippie-Feel. Damit dir kleine Unfaelle mit dem Rotwein nicht die Laune verderben, haben wir den Maddox Polsterhocker mit waschbarem Bezug entworfen. Gern geschehen.
Book two of the continuing hilarious and often bittersweet real-life saga of Ellen Garrison and her husband as they adjust to life in a 29-foot travel trailer with two spoiled, incorrigible, small dogs. Self-proclaimed liberals, Ellen and her “old man”, struggle to fit in with their fellow (mostly right-wing) "Trailer Dogs", as they recover from devastating personal and financial losses. Often profane, often caustic, and frequently satirical, Revenge of the Trailer Dogs takes up where Garrison’s first audiobook left off, at “The Resort”, a trailer park populated by wackos, racists, Evangelicals, hippies, NRA enthusiasts, transsexuals, homosexuals, and lesbians, each with their own views and prejudices. Unexpected events and new authoritarian management at The Resort leave Ellen and her “old man” pining for friendlier pastures in the Pacific Northwest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lyssa Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115867/bk_acx0_115867_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A drama ripped from today’s headlines 1963: As European colonists flee the Congo, a witch doctor finds an abandoned child and teaches him the power of hatred. A hundred miles to the east, six American hippies on a joyride across Africa crash their VW bus into a cemetery. While they wait for repairs, they scandalize the local missionaries and Brenda Carter impulsively marries an African student. 2013: Brenda Carter brings Sarah, her deeply troubled granddaughter, to Africa to explore her roots and meet her grandfather, the man Brenda married and abandoned 50 years before. When a Peace Corps worker is murdered, a baby is kidnapped, and all contact with the outside world is severed by a torrential rain storm, Sarah becomes an unwilling investigator making the connection between the abandoned boy from the Congo, the truth behind her grandmother’s marriage, and 50 years of undercover CIA involvement in the politics of Africa. A compelling tale of Africa today where witch doctors co-exist with modern medicine, where warlords carry cell phones, and where one small nation stands at the crossroads of America’s War on Terror. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Hodgetts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109838/bk_acx0_109838_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before smartphones, back even before the Internet and personal computer, a misfit group of technophiles, blind teenagers, hippies, and outlaws figured out how to hack the world’s largest machine: the telephone system. Starting with Alexander Graham Bell’s revolutionary "harmonic telegraph", by the middle of the 20th century the phone system had grown into something extraordinary, a web of cutting-edge switching machines and human operators that linked together millions of people like never before. But the network had a billion-dollar flaw, and once people discovered it, things would never be the same. Exploding the Phone tells this story in full for the first time. It traces the birth of long-distance communication and the telephone, the rise of AT&T’s monopoly, the creation of the sophisticated machines that made it all work, and the discovery of Ma Bell’s Achilles’ heel. Phil Lapsley expertly weaves together the clandestine underground of "phone phreaks" who turned the network into their electronic playground, the mobsters who exploited its flaws to avoid the feds, the explosion of telephone hacking in the counterculture, and the war between the phreaks, the phone company, and the FBI. The product of extensive original research, Exploding the Phone is a groundbreaking, captivating book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johann North. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011817/bk_adbl_011817_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In This Is All a Dream We Dreamed, two of the most well-respected chroniclers of the Dead, Blair Jackson and David Gans, reveal the band's story through the words of its members, their creative collaborators and peers, and a number of diverse fans, stitching together a multitude of voices into a seamless oral tapestry. Capturing the ebullient spirit at the group's core, Jackson and Gans weave together a musical saga that examines the music and subculture that developed into its own economy, touching fans from all walks of life, from penniless hippies to celebrities, and at least one U.S. vice president. This definitive book traces the Dead's evolution from its humble beginnings as a folk/bluegrass band playing small venues in Palo Alto to the feral psychedelic warriors and stadium-filling Americana jam band that blazed all the way through to the 90s. Along the way, we hear from many who were touched by the Dead—from David Crosby and Miles Davis, to Ken Kesey, Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia, and a host of Merry Pranksters, to legendary concert promoter Bill Graham, and others. Throughout their journey the Dead broke (and sometimes rewrote) just about every rule of the music business, defying conventional wisdom and charting their own often unusual course, in the process creating a business model unlike any seen before. Musically, too, they were pioneers, fusing inspired ideas and techniques with intuition and fearlessness to craft an utterly unique and instantly recognizable sound. Their music centered on collective improvisation, spiritual and social democracy, trust, generosity, and fun. They believed that you can make something real, spontaneous, and compelling happen with other musicians if you trust and encourage each other, and jam as if your life depended on it. And when it worked, there was nothing else like it. Whether you're part of the new generation of Deadheads who are just discovering their music or a devoted fan who 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holter Graham, Fred Berman, Oliver Wyman, Arthur Bishop, Eliza Foss, Helen Litchfield, Cynthia Hopkins, David Gans. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002134/bk_aren_002134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the start of the 21st century, America was awash in a sea of evangelical talk. The Purpose Driven Life. Joel Osteen. The Left Behind novels. George W. Bush. Evangelicalism had become so powerful and pervasive that political scientist Alan Wolfe wrote of "a sense in which we are all evangelicals now." Steven P. Miller offers a dramatically different perspective: The Bush years, he argues, did not mark the pinnacle of evangelical influence, but rather the beginning of its decline. The Age of Evangelicalism chronicles the place and meaning of evangelical Christianity in America since 1970, a period Miller defines as America's "born-again years". This was a time of evangelical scares, born-again spectacles, and battles over faith in the public square. From the Jesus chic of the 1970s to the satanism panic of the 1980s, the culture wars of the 1990s, and the faith-based vogue of the early 2000s, evangelicalism expanded beyond churches and entered the mainstream in ways both subtly and obviously influential. Born-again Christianity permeated nearly every area of American life. It was broad enough to encompass Hal Lindsey's doomsday prophecies and Marabel Morgan's sex advice, Jerry Falwell and Jimmy Carter. It made an unlikely convert of Bob Dylan and an unlikely president of a divorced Hollywood actor. As Miller shows, evangelicalism influenced not only its devotees but its many detractors: religious conservatives, secular liberals, and just about everyone in between. The Age of Evangelicalism contained multitudes: it was the age of Christian hippies and the "silent majority," of Footloose and The Passion of the Christ, of Tammy Faye Bakker the disgraced televangelist and Tammy Faye Messner the gay icon. Barack Obama was as much a part of it as Billy Graham. The Age of Evangelicalism tells the captivating story of how born-again Christianity shaped the cultural and political climate in which milli 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Paul Guimont. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018758/bk_adbl_018758_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three separate and distinct thrillers....WhirlpoolA young widow ready to risk everything! Niagara Falls ready to take it all....The year is 1923, and the Jazz Age is in full swing. Evangeline Murray, a young widow from Ohio, is recruited by the Women’s Freedom Movement to represent the spirit of modern womanhood by plunging over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Evangeline eagerly embraces her fate, until she begins to understand the risk she is taking. Joshua McClaren, a veteran of World War I, and the best boatman on the river, reluctantly agrees to launch the headstrong Evangeline. Joshua has seen hundreds of bodies surface in the whirlpool below the falls and has faced death on the battlefields of Flanders, so he has no respect for the charming, impetuous Mrs. Murray. Before the barrel can be launched, each of them will have to face their own demons and the Niagara River will claim another life. Inspired by true stories of the falls, Whirlpool is a thrilling romance. The Serbian Solution A kidnapping, a woman’s suppressed deadly memory, a nation’s future at stake....In a drug-induced dream in a US hospital, Lizbeth retrieves a suppressed memory from her European childhood that leads to her own kidnapping and a wild chase across England and Wales in the company of a reluctant American doctor. In a cottage in England, an old man dreams of becoming a king. Set amid the turmoil at the end of the Cold War, The Serbian Solution is a thrilling tale of adventure and romance, culminating in a desperate final voyage into the Atlantic as a group of veteran soldiers fight to keep an oath made in World War II; to restore a king to his throne. Afric An American college girl versus an African warlord. Who wins? In 1963, as European colonists flee the Congo, a witch doctor finds an abandoned child and teaches him the power of hatred. Six American hippies on a joyride across Africa cr 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nancy Batko, Graham Hodgetts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147046/bk_acx0_147046_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
„Don’t Trust Anyone Over Thirty“ ist eine satirische Videoarbeit, die Dan Grahams Analyse der Kultur der 1960er-Jahre fortsetzt. Begonnen hatte sie der Künstler 1981 mit dem Video „Rock My Religion“, einer Arbeit, die die Entwicklung der Jugendkultur seit den 1950er- und 60er-Jahren thematisiert. „Don’t Trust“ spielt in der Zeit Ende der 60er-Jahre, als die Hippies ihre Orte der „Gegenkultur“ in die beschauliche „Wildnis“ ländlicher Gegenden brachten. Graham hatte die Arbeit ursprünglich als Puppentheater ähnlich der „Muppet-Show“ konzipiert, als Bearbeitung eines historischen Stoffs zur Unterhaltung einstiger Hippies durch deren Kinder und Enkel.
Graham Norton, whose impish charm and quick wit has earned him a place in our hearts, looks back at his life so far. In his own words, SO ME is 'a real romp through a journey from living in a cockroach-infested council flat in Hackney to buying Claudia Schiffer's townhouse in Manhattan, from my mother dragging me to school to me dragging her to Sharon Stone's house for New Year's brunch'. From a not-so miserable Irish childhood to dropping out of Cork University and joining a commune of hippies in San Francisco, from his disastrous attempts at becoming a serious actor to the rise of his comedy career in London, this is a hilarious, insightful and moving account of a colourful life.
'I met Aunt Augusta for the first time at my mother's funeral...' Described by Graham Greene as 'the only book I have written just for the fun of it,' Travels with My Aunt is the story of Hanry Pulling, a retired and complacent bank manager who meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time at what he supposes to be his mother's funeral. She soon persuades Henry to abandon his dull suburban existence to travel her way-winding through Brighton, Paris, Istanbul, and Paraguay. Through Aunt Augusta, one of Greene's greatest comic creations, Henry joins a shiftless, twilight society; mixes with hippies, war criminals, and CIA men; smokes pot; and breaks all currency regulations. Originally published in 1970, Travels with My Aunt offers intoxicating entertainment, yet also confronts some of the most perplexing human dilemmas. This Penguin Deluxe Edition features an introduction by Gloria Emerson. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.