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Shut Up & Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Poli...
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Meet the elites. They think you're stupid. They think all freedom-loving Americans are stupid. They think patriotism is stupid. They think churchgoing is stupid. They think flag-flying is stupid. They despise families with more than two children. They are sure that where we live - anywhere but near or in a few major cities - is an insipid cultural wasteland. They think your SUV is evil - although theirs is absolutely necessary. They think owning a gun is criminal. They think George Bush is an idiot. They even think it's wrong for us to do what we have to do to protect our nation and our loved ones. Worst of all, they think our abiding belief in the goodness of America and its founding principles is naïve and misguided. But in this refreshing and blisteringly insightful look at the elites, Laura Ingraham reveals that it is they, not us, who are pickled in prejudice, morally blind, and outrageously hypocritical. In a word, it is they who are stupid. Ingraham exposes the outrageous howlers and muddled thinking peddled by a rogue's gallery of Hollywood celebs, media yuppies, trial lawyers, multiculturalists, God-haters, and race-relations bullies who are exalted as heroes by the elite. Ingraham unmasks the shallowness of elite thinking everywhere it is found: in politics, the media, the ivory tower, arts and entertainment, and even business and international organizations. Nor does she restrict her skewering of the elite only to its natural home, the Democratic Party - she ably zeroes in on elite enclaves within the GOP as well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Novotny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001540/bk_acx0_001540_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Reagan Era
46,90 CHF *
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In this concise but thorough history of America in the 1980s, Doug Rossinow takes the full measure of Ronald Reagan's presidency and the ideology of Reaganism. Believers in libertarian economics and a muscular foreign policy, Reaganite conservatives in the 1980s achieved impressive success in their efforts to transform American government, politics, and society, ushering in the political and social system Americans inhabit today. Rossinow links current trends in economic inequality to the policies and social developments of the Reagan era. He reckons with the racial politics of Reaganism and its debt to the backlash generated by the civil rights movement, as well as Reaganism's entanglement with the politics of crime and the rise of mass incarceration. Rossinow narrates the conflicts that rocked U.S. foreign policy toward Central America, and he explains the role of the recession in the early 1980s in the decline of manufacturing and the growth of a service economy. From the widening gender gap to the triumph of yuppies and rap music, from Reagan's tax cuts and military buildup to the celebrity of Michael Jackson and Madonna, from the era's Wall Street scandals to the successes of Bill Gates and Sam Walton, from the first 'war on terror' to the end of the Cold War and the brink of America's first war with Iraq, this history, lively and readable yet sober and unsparing, gives readers vital perspective on a decade that dramatically altered the American landscape.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 02.07.2020
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Playing Botticelli
21,90 CHF *
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Godiva Blue thinks she controls the world she has created for her daughter Dylan and herself in a neglected corner of North Florida. While her fellow college activists have become Reagan-era yuppies, Godiva-an elementary-school janitor who is also an avant-garde artist and avowed nonconformist-staunchly refuses to compromise her ideals. Then one day she glances at the wanted posters hanging in her local post office and recognizes the face of a man she hasn't seen since 1969: Dylan's father. Shaken, Godiva grabs the poster and takes it home. When 15-year-old Dylan, already secretly chafing against her mother's out-sized personality, finds the photograph, the discovery rocks the very foundation of their relationship. Fueled by simmering adolescent resentment, Dylan sets out across America to look for the father she's never known. Left behind and powerless to protect her daughter, Godiva must finally confront the choices she made long ago. By turns funny, scary and reflective, Playing Botticelli follows Godiva and Dylan deep into the uncharted territories of their hearts as they seek that elusive balance between autonomy and family love? About the Author Jack-of-all writing trades Liza Nelson has been an essayist, editor, journalist, columnist, dramaturge, poet and novelist. Her writing has appeared in a wide range of publications from the underground paper The Great Speckled Bird to Ploughshares to The N.Y. Times. Her blog aliceinmemoryland.com deals with her experiences Alzheimer's and marriage. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her poetry and a James Beard Award for her food writing in A Book of Feasts. Years ago she reluctantly moved to a Georgia cattle farm that she's grown to love although it no longer raises anything but mosquitoes, wild flowers and the occasional tomato.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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United States Space Force 1980
1,90 CHF *
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'Even in space, these colors don't run!' Set at the start of the decade that was the eighties. That was the decade of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the beginning of the end of the Cold War. In the era of President Reagan, of Yuppies on Wall Street, of Shoulder Pads and the Rubik's Cube. Of Michael Jackson's Moonwalk, Miami Vice and MTV. United States Space Force 1980 follows the high adventures of an elite team of U.S military space warriors. As now with a female investigative reporter hot on their trail, out for the story of the century. While a series of mysterious alien attacks are ongoing and more plans of villainy are imminent. Thus, this story follows a squad of heroes out to save the day for America, for Earth and the very Galaxy itself. They will fight on to the end; they will fight on forever, they will fight on... Till all stand free!

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 02.07.2020
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The Reagan Era
32,90 CHF *
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In this concise yet thorough history of America in the 1980s, Doug Rossinow takes the full measure of Ronald Reagan's presidency and the ideology of Reaganism. Believers in libertarian economics and a muscular foreign policy, Reaganite conservatives in the 1980s achieved impressive success in their efforts to transform American government, politics, and society, ushering in the political and social system Americans inhabit today. Rossinow links current trends in economic inequality to the policies and social developments of the Reagan era. He reckons with the racial politics of Reaganism and its debt to the backlash generated by the civil rights movement, as well as Reaganism's entanglement with the politics of crime and the rise of mass incarceration. Rossinow narrates the conflicts that rocked U.S. foreign policy toward Central America, and he explains the role of the recession during the early 1980s in the decline of manufacturing and the growth of a service economy. From the widening gender gap to the triumph of yuppies and rap music, from Reagan's tax cuts and military buildup to the celebrity of Michael Jackson and Madonna, from the era's Wall Street scandals to the successes of Bill Gates and Sam Walton, from the first 'war on terror' to the end of the Cold War and the brink of America's first war with Iraq, this history, lively and readable yet sober and unsparing, gives readers vital perspective on a decade that dramatically altered the American landscape.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 02.07.2020
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The Reagan Era
38,99 € *
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In this concise but thorough history of America in the 1980s, Doug Rossinow takes the full measure of Ronald Reagan's presidency and the ideology of Reaganism. Believers in libertarian economics and a muscular foreign policy, Reaganite conservatives in the 1980s achieved impressive success in their efforts to transform American government, politics, and society, ushering in the political and social system Americans inhabit today. Rossinow links current trends in economic inequality to the policies and social developments of the Reagan era. He reckons with the racial politics of Reaganism and its debt to the backlash generated by the civil rights movement, as well as Reaganism's entanglement with the politics of crime and the rise of mass incarceration. Rossinow narrates the conflicts that rocked U.S. foreign policy toward Central America, and he explains the role of the recession in the early 1980s in the decline of manufacturing and the growth of a service economy. From the widening gender gap to the triumph of yuppies and rap music, from Reagan's tax cuts and military buildup to the celebrity of Michael Jackson and Madonna, from the era's Wall Street scandals to the successes of Bill Gates and Sam Walton, from the first 'war on terror' to the end of the Cold War and the brink of America's first war with Iraq, this history, lively and readable yet sober and unsparing, gives readers vital perspective on a decade that dramatically altered the American landscape.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 02.07.2020
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Playing Botticelli
15,99 € *
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Godiva Blue thinks she controls the world she has created for her daughter Dylan and herself in a neglected corner of North Florida. While her fellow college activists have become Reagan-era yuppies, Godiva-an elementary-school janitor who is also an avant-garde artist and avowed nonconformist-staunchly refuses to compromise her ideals. Then one day she glances at the wanted posters hanging in her local post office and recognizes the face of a man she hasn't seen since 1969: Dylan's father. Shaken, Godiva grabs the poster and takes it home. When 15-year-old Dylan, already secretly chafing against her mother's out-sized personality, finds the photograph, the discovery rocks the very foundation of their relationship. Fueled by simmering adolescent resentment, Dylan sets out across America to look for the father she's never known. Left behind and powerless to protect her daughter, Godiva must finally confront the choices she made long ago. By turns funny, scary and reflective, Playing Botticelli follows Godiva and Dylan deep into the uncharted territories of their hearts as they seek that elusive balance between autonomy and family love? About the Author Jack-of-all writing trades Liza Nelson has been an essayist, editor, journalist, columnist, dramaturge, poet and novelist. Her writing has appeared in a wide range of publications from the underground paper The Great Speckled Bird to Ploughshares to The N.Y. Times. Her blog aliceinmemoryland.com deals with her experiences Alzheimer's and marriage. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her poetry and a James Beard Award for her food writing in A Book of Feasts. Years ago she reluctantly moved to a Georgia cattle farm that she's grown to love although it no longer raises anything but mosquitoes, wild flowers and the occasional tomato.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 02.07.2020
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A Walk in the Woods
34,99 € *
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'Not long after I moved with my family to a small town in New Hampshire, I happened upon a path that vanished into a wood on the edge of town.' So begins Bill Bryson's hilarious book 'A Walk in the Woods. Following his return to America after twenty years in Britain, Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. The AT, as it's affectionately known to thousands of hikers, offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes--and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to test his own powers of ineptitude, and to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings. For a start, there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa who accompanies the similarly unfit Bryson on the trail. Once Bryson and Katz settle into their stride, it's not long before they come across the fabulously annoying Mary Ellen, whose disappearance ruins a perfectly good slice of pie, a gang of Ralph Lauren-attired yuppies from whom Katz appropriates a key piece of equipment, and a security guard in Pennsylvania who, for no ascertainable reason, impounds Bryson's car. Mile by arduous mile these latter-day pioneers walk America, along the way surviving the threat of bear attacks, the loss of key provisions, and everything else this awe-inspiring country can throw at them. But 'A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson's acute eye is a wise witness to this fragile and beautiful trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for theconservation of America's last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, a lament, and a celebration, 'A Walk in the Woods is destined to become a modern classic of travel literature.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 02.07.2020
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United States Space Force 1980
0,99 € *
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'Even in space, these colors don't run!' Set at the start of the decade that was the eighties. That was the decade of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the beginning of the end of the Cold War. In the era of President Reagan, of Yuppies on Wall Street, of Shoulder Pads and the Rubik's Cube. Of Michael Jackson's Moonwalk, Miami Vice and MTV. United States Space Force 1980 follows the high adventures of an elite team of U.S military space warriors. As now with a female investigative reporter hot on their trail, out for the story of the century. While a series of mysterious alien attacks are ongoing and more plans of villainy are imminent. Thus, this story follows a squad of heroes out to save the day for America, for Earth and the very Galaxy itself. They will fight on to the end; they will fight on forever, they will fight on... Till all stand free!

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 02.07.2020
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