Blacklisted in the photography business when one of her shots causes a scandal, but desperate to somehow continue in the profession, Avery Tate answered an ad for a crime scene photographer. She fully expected to be laughed at, but crime scene analyst Parker Mitchell hired her outright - taking time to teach her the trade. Now she's half in love with the man, half terrified to even acknowledge her feelings, and completely hooked on the job - until the next crime hits too close to home. Avery attends the gallery opening of a new photography exhibit to support her best friend who modeled for the show. The only image of her, though, is a chilling photo of her posing dead. Only the photographer insists he didn't take the shot, and Avery's friend can't be found. As Avery and Parker, along with Parker's brilliant friends, begin to dig into the mystery, they find themselves face-to-face with a dangerous, relentless, and deadly threat which could endanger them all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Therese Plummer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009918/bk_reco_009918_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From his dazzling conducting debut in 1943 until his death in 1990, Leonard Bernstein's star blazed brilliantly. In this fresh and revealing biography of Bernstein's political life, Barry Seldes examines Bernstein's career against the backdrop of cold war America - blacklisting by the State Department in 1950, voluntary exile from the New York Philharmonic in 1951 for fear that he might be blacklisted, signing a humiliating affidavit to regain his passport - and the factors that by the mid-1950s allowed his triumphant return to the New York Philharmonic. Seldes for the first time links Bernstein's great concert-hall and musical-theatrical achievements and his real and perceived artistic setbacks to his involvment with progressive political causes. Making extensive use of previously untapped FBI files as well as overlooked materials in the Library of Congress' Bernstein archive, Seldes illuminates the ways in which Bernstein's career intersected with the 20th century's most momentous events. This broadly accessible and impressively documented account of the celebrity-maestro's life deepens our understanding of an entire era as it reveals important and often ignored intersections of American culture and political power. This book is published by University of California Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redw/000043/bk_redw_000043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Globe and Mail Notable Book of the Year A Quill & Quire Top Five Canadian Fiction Book of the Year A Maclean's Top Ten Book of the Year Elizabeth Hay's runaway national best seller is a funny, sad-eyed, deliciously entertaining novel about a woman caught in a tug of war between real life and the films of the past. Inflamed by the movies she was deprived of as a child, Harriet Browning forms a Friday-night movie club with three companions-of-the-screen: a boy who loves Frank Sinatra, a girl with Bette Davis eyes, and an earthy sidekick named after Dinah Shore. Into this idiosyncratic world, in time with the devastating ice storm of 1998, come two refugees from Hollywood: Harriet's Aunt Leah, the jaded widow of a screenwriter blacklisted in the 1950s, and her sardonic, often overbearing stepson, Jack. They bring harsh reality and illuminate the pull of family and friendship, the sting of infidelity and revenge, the shock of illness and sudden loss. Poignant, brilliant, and delightfully droll, Garbo Laughs reveals how the dramas of everyday life are sometimes the most astonishing of all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Hay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/prhc/000047/bk_prhc_000047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
South African journalists Howard Barrell and Mondli Makhanya and remembering mouth organist Larry Adler on this edition of Fresh Air. Howard Barrell and Mondli Makhanya talk about race and racism in their country in light of the upcoming UN conference on World Racism, which will be held in South Africa. Barrell is editor of Johannesburg's Daily Mail & Guardian. Mondli Makhanya is the Political Editor of the Sunday Times. Mouth organist Larry Adler died recently at the age of 87. He got started on vaudeville, and went on to perform with Fred Astaire, George Gershwin, Jack Benny and many others. When George Gershwin first heard Adler play "Rhapsody in Blue" on the mouth-organ he said, "It sounds as if the goddamned thing was written for you." Adler also played classical music and performed with a number of symphony orchestras. Adler moved to England after being blacklisted during the McCarthy hearings. (Broadcast Dates: August 9, 2001 and June 19, 1987) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/010809/rt_whyy_010809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For 20 years after World War II, the United States was in the grips of its second and most oppressive red scare. The hysteria was driven by conflating American Communists with the real Soviet threat. Thousands lost their jobs, careers, and reputations in the hysteria, though they had committed no crime and were not disloyal to the United States. Among those individuals who experienced more of anticommunism’s varied repressive measures than anyone else was Clinton Jencks.Jencks, a decorated war hero, adopted as his own the Mexican American fight for equal rights in New Mexico’s mining industry. In 1950 he led a local of the International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers in the famed Empire Zinc strike - memorialized in the blacklisted 1954 film Salt of the Earth - in which wives and mothers replaced strikers on the picket line after an injunction barred the miners themselves. But three years after the strike, Jencks was arrested and charged with falsely denying that he was a Communist and was sentenced to five years in prison.In McCarthyism vs. Clinton Jencks, Caballero reveals for the first time that the FBI and the prosecution knew all along that Clinton Jencks was innocent. Jencks’ case typified the era, exposing the injustice that many suffered at the hands of McCarthyism.The book is published by University of Oklahoma Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.“This will long serve as one of the most important books on labor history and anticommunism following World War II.” (Ronald D. Cohen, Indiana University Northwest) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Woods. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/206415/bk_acx0_206415_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Author James Reston, Jr. and film director Jules Dassin on this edition of Fresh Air. James Reston, Jr.'s new book is Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade. It's the story of the battle for the Holy Land in the late 12th century. It begins as a dual biography of Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt, Syria, Arabia and Mesopotamia, and Richard I, King of England, known as the Lionheart. The two men led the battling Islamic and Christian armies. James Reston is also the author of 12 books, including The Last Apocalypse and Galileo: A Life. He is currently a scholar in residence at the Library of Congress. Film director Jules Dassin's 1955 film noir masterpiece Rififi was re-released last year. It was virtually unseen since its release because Dassin was blacklisted. He met and married Greek actress Melina Mercouri, and went on to collaorate with her in the hit films Never on Sunday and Topkapi, the inspiration for Mission: Impossible. Mercouri is being honored by New York's Film forum. (Broadcast Date: October 8, 2001) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/011008/rt_whyy_011008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Erscheinungsdatum: 12.03.2007, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: On Strike and on Film, Titelzusatz: Mexican American Families and Blacklisted Filmmakers in Cold War America, Autor: Baker, Ellen R., Verlag: The University of North Carolina Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // United States // 20th Century // Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika // USA // 20. Jahrhundert // 1900 bis 1999 n. Chr, Rubrik: Geschichte // Sonstiges, Seiten: 366, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 562 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
When Charlotte is blacklisted in her new career as an interior decorator, all her plans for the future crash down around her.Could a job as a cashier be a life-altering opportunity?Charlotte’s interview with Benton Gordon convinces him of one thing. The owner of Gordon’s, a department store catering to a special clientele of age play Daddies, Mommies, and their precious Littles, has been searching for his Little girl for many years. Can he convince this amazing young woman to allow him to care for her as only a Daddy could?Charlotte has overcome obstacles all her life and yet still sees the best in everyone. It’s her turn now for life to give her lemonade. This is the happily ever after you’ll hold your breath hoping that she’ll find.Characters from the first six novels in this series reappear to continue their stories. You do not need to listen to the stories in order. All are complete stories. The books in this series will feature invasive medical treatments, including thorough examinations and enemas, when required, as well as diaper changes, spankings, and other punishments. If you are offended by age play (adults who choose to live as a Little or a parent of a Little), BDSM, Daddydom, or dubious consent, this is not the audiobook for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicole Rene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/158864/bk_acx0_158864_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fearless, uplifting and compelling, The Invisible Crowd is a powerful debut audiobook about loyalty, kindness - and the brief moments which define our lives. 2nd March 1975 In Asmara, Eritrea, Yonas Kelati is born into a world of turmoil. At the same time, on the same day, Jude Munroe takes her first breath in London, England. Thirty Years Later Blacklisted in his war-ravaged country, Yonas has no option but to flee his home. After a terrible journey, he arrives on a bleak English coast. By a twist of fate, Yonas' asylum case lands on Jude's desk. Opening the file, she finds a patchwork of witness statements from those who met Yonas along his journey: a lifetime the same length of hers, reduced to a few scraps of paper. Soon Jude will stand up in court and tell Yonas' story. How she tells it will change his life forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adjoa Andoh, Ben Onwukue, Ellen Wiles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003136/bk_hcuk_003136_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blacklisted by the police. Being sued by a client. And broke. Things can’t get any worse for Brighton’s No. 1 Private Detective, Joe Grabarz, in this blistering debut novel from award-winning writer Tom Trott. That’s when his best friend’s body washes up on the beach. Could it really have been 10 years? What happened? How could his life have ended like this? He needs answers. But with the city in the grips of organised crime, and struggling to deal with an influx of legal highs, who cares about just another dead drug dealer? Joe, that’s who. After all, you can’t make old friends. Warning: this book contains adult language, sex and drug references, and violence (basically, all the good stuff). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher James Saint John Courtney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109680/bk_acx0_109680_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The behind-the-scenes true life story of ground-breaking producer Milton Fruchtman and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz, who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war's most notorious Nazis, Adolf Eichmann. He is accused of executing the 'final solution' and organising the murder of six million Jews. This is the extraordinary story of how Eichmann's trial came to be televised and the team that made it happen. Filmed at the trial in Jerusalem in 1961, the production became the world's first ever global TV documentary series, where, for the first time, the horror of the camps was heard directly from the mouths of its victims. It was edited daily and broadcast in Germany, America, Israel and 34 other countries. People fainted when they saw it on TV. Never before had there been such drama in the use of cameras, their positioning or the revolutionary effect of operators being able to adjust frame and position to match subject and content.