Contested Ethnicities and Images:Studies in Acts and Arts Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament David L. Balch
Contested Ethnicities and Images:Studies in Acts and Arts David L. Balch
Contested Culture:The Image, the Voice, and the Law Jane M. Gaines
Robert A. Caro´s life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues - one of the richest, most intensive, and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. In Means of Ascent, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian, chronicler also of Robert Moses in The Power Broker, carries Johnson through his service in World War II and the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myths he created about it. But the explosive heart of the book is Caro´s revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, for 40 years shrouded in rumor, which Johnson had to win or face certain political death, and which he did win -- by ´´the 87 votes that changed history.´´ Caro makes us witness to a momentous turning point in American politics: the tragic last stand of the old politics versus the new - the politics of issue versus the politics of image, mass manipulation, money and electronic dazzle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013435/bk_adbl_013435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Unfinished Life describes the birth of the Kennedy dynasty, the complexity of Jack´s early years, and the mixture of adulation and resentment that tangled his relationships with his mother, Rose, and his father, Joseph. Forced into the shadow of his older brother, Joe, Jack struggled to find a place for himself until World War II, when he became a national hero and launched his career. Dallek reveals for the first time the full story of Kennedy´s wartime actions and the true details of how Joe was killed, opening the door to Jack´s ascendancy. Here is the gripping story of Jack´s transformation from an awkward speaker into a brilliant politician with irresistible charm. The audiobook carries us from Jack´s work as a senator from Massachusetts, through the fiercely contested 1960 campaign against Nixon, and takes us on to the White House itself. An Unfinished Life also discloses for the very first time that Kennedy was far sicker than we ever knew. While laboring to present an image of robust good health, Kennedy was secretly in and out of hospitals through-out his life, so ill that he was administered last rites on several different occasions. Here is a vivid portrait of a man who, because he knew how close he was to death, lived as much as he could - sometimes hurting others in the process. Never shying away from Kennedy´s weaknesses, Dallek also brilliantly explores his strengths. The result is a portrait of a bold, brave, human Kennedy, once again a hero. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard McGonagle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000295/bk_time_000295_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the Salisbury Plain, only a few hours from the hustle and bustle of Central London, remains one of the greatest surviving relics of humanity´s ancient past: the mighty stone circle of Stonehenge. Stonehenge is one of the most well-known ancient sites in the world, and an image of it raises numerous associations and emotional responses. Its impressiveness comes not only from its size and remarkable level of preservation but more so because of the incredible precision with which it was constructed during an era of simple technology and social organization. Obviously it is a place of great importance - then and now. Of course Stonehenge has long fascinated the rest of the world, too, as people continue to try to understand every aspect of the site and the underlying purpose of it. This involves an understanding of why Stonehenge is located where it is, what the materials consist of, and what archaeology has uncovered about the people who built it. On top of that, Stonehenge is a center of mythology and folklore that has evolved over time, establishing the foundation for a unique spiritual belief system that both celebrates Stonehenge as a ´´living temple´´ and challenges the official guardians of the place. One of the oldest and most famous statues of the world, the Great Sphinx at Giza, has fascinated people for thousands of years. While the sphinx was a well-known mythological creature among various ancient civilizations, the Egyptian statue that is now most famously associated with the creature is full of mysteries that have been endlessly debated throughout the centuries and continue to be hotly contested among scholars. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott W. Kirby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037808/bk_acx0_037808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.