Martin Van Buren was the eighth president of the United States. He was the first US citizen to become president. He was also a capable politician, a shrewd negotiator, and the first politician to create an administrative infrastructure to support his election campaigns. He served as governor of New York and vice president in the Andrew Jackson administration, before he easily won the presidential election of 1836. Yet Martin Van Buren has been almost completely forgotten by history.Why is that? Van Buren was no less able than many of his contemporaries, yet they are remembered, while he is not. Perhaps it was because he lacked the flamboyant personality of many early US politicians? Perhaps it was because the little magician liked to work his magic behind the scenes, rather than in the glare of publicity? Perhaps it is simply that he is considered a "failed" president because he was unable to deal with the financial crisis which engulfed America during his presidency?This audiobook looks at the life and work of one of the least known and appreciated presidents of the United States. It also highlights some intriguing facts about Van Buren’s life, including the surprising omissions in his autobiography, his part in the scandalous Petticoat Affair, and the little-known link between President Van Buren and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".Rediscover America’s forgotten president in this book, which covers:Early life in New York StateEntry into state politicsNational politics and the emergence of the sly foxPresidency and the financial crisisLater lifeLegacy 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul D. Faulkner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156349/bk_acx0_156349_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by 12 New York Times best sellers, and seven stories set in the authors’ best-selling continuities - including a new "Outlander" story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden’s world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R. R. Martin about the Dance of the Dragons, the vast civil war that tore Westeros apart nearly two centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones. Also included are original stories of dangerous women - heroines and villains alike - by Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Sherilynn Kenyon, Lawrence Block, Carrie Vaughn, S. M. Stirling, Sharon Kay Penman, and many others. Writes Gardner Dozois in his introduction, "Here you’ll find no hapless victims who stand by whimpering in dread while the male hero fights the monster or clashes swords with the villain, and if you want to tie these women to the railroad tracks, you’ll find you have a real fight on your hands. Instead, you will find sword-wielding women warriors, intrepid women fighter pilots and far-ranging spacewomen, deadly female serial killers, formidable female superheroes, sly and seductive femmes fatale, female wizards, hard-living bad girls, female bandits and rebels, embattled survivors in post-apocalyptic futures, female private investigators, stern female hanging judges, haughty queens who rule nations and whose jealousies and ambitions send thousands to grisly deaths, daring dragonriders, and many more." Authors: George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois Stories and Narrators (in order of appearance): “Some Desperado” by Joe Abercrombie; Read by Stana Katic “My Heart Is Either Broken” by Megan Abbott; Read by Jake Weber “Nora’s Song” by Cecelia Holland; Read by Harriet Walter “The Hands That Are Not There” by Melinda Snodgrass; Read by Jonathan F 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Brick, Jonathan Frakes, Janis Ian, Stana Katic, Lee Meriwether, Emily Rankin, Harriet Walter, Jake Weber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003707/bk_rand_003707_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Conway is a creative genius. (Martin Gardner) An unabashed original, John Horton Conway is Archimedes, Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali, and Richard Feynman all rolled into one - a singular mathematician with a rock star's charisma, a sly sense of humor, a polymath's promiscuous curiosity, and a burning desire to explain everything about the world to everyone in it. Born in Liverpool in 1937, Conway found fame as a barefoot Cambridge professor. He discovered the Conway groups in mathematical symmetry and invented the aptly named surreal numbers as well as the cult classic Game of Life - more than a cool fad, Life demonstrates how simplicity generates complexity, and the game provides an analogy for all mathematics and the entire universe. Moving to Princeton in 1987, as a mathemagician he deployed cards, ropes, dice, coat hangers, and even the odd Slinky as props to extend his winning imagination and share his mathy obsessions with signature contagion. He is a jet-setting ambassador at large for the beauties of all things mathematical. Genius at Play is an intimate investigation into the mind of an endearing genius, laying bare Conway's personal and professional idiosyncrasies. The intimacy comes courtesy of the man himself. He generously granted Roberts full access, though not without the occasional grudge and grumble: "Oh hell," he'd say. "You're not going to put that in the book. Are you?" 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: Jennifer Van Dyck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021268/bk_adbl_021268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The outrageously funny, heartbreaking, and surprising story of Tracy Morgan's rise from ghetto wiseass to superstar comedian. Who is Tracy Morgan? The wildly unpredictable funnyman who rocketed to fame on Saturday Night Live? The Emmy-nominated actor behind the sly and ingenious character Tracy Jordan on the award-winning hit sitcom 30 Rock, whose turbulent personal life often mirrors that of his fictional alter ego? Is he Chico Divine, the life of the party - any party, anytime, anywhere - getting ladies pregnant everywhere he goes? Or is he a soulful, tender family man who emerged from a hardscrabble ghetto upbringing and, against all odds, achieved superstardom, raised a solid family, prevailed over a collection of lethal bad habits, and is still ascending new heights and coming into his own? The answer is: Tracy Morgan is all that. And a bag of potato chips with a 50-cent soda.When he was just a boy living in the Tompkins Projects in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, being funny was about survival. With the right snap, Tracy could shut down the playground bullies who picked on him and his physically disabled older brother. And with a wild enough prank, he could exact revenge on whoever stole his Pumas at the community pool. Later, being funny was about escape - from the untouchable sadness of his father's death, from the desperation of the drug dealer's trade, from the life-and-death battles waged on the streets of the South Bronx in the age of crack. But these days, being funny is about living his dream - a dream born in the comedy clubs of Harlem and realized on shows like Martin and Saturday Night Live, where he was a cast member for seven years, and in movies like The Longest Yard and Half-Baked. With brutal honesty and his trademark take-no-prisoners humor, Tracy tells the story of his rise to fame, with all its highs and its many lows - from the very public battles with alcohol and diabetes that thr 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Morgan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002066/bk_rand_002066_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Monika Frimmer (born 1955 in Marburg) is a German soprano in opera and concert. Monika Frimmer studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover in Hannover. She studied further in master-classes and worked with Birgit Nilsson, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Jörg Demus. In 1980 she was a winner in the national competition Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin. She was a member of the ensemble of the Staatsoper Hannover as a lyric soprano from 1980 to 1993. In 1982 she appeared as Anima in a scenic production of Emilio de' Cavalieri's Rappresentazione di Anima a di Corpo in the Marktkirche, conducted by Hans-Martin Linde. She sang the part of Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos of Richard Strauss. In the opera Sly of Ermann Wolf-Ferrari, revived by the Opera Hannover, she appeared as Rosalina. Since 1993 she has worked as a free-lance singer in opera, oratorio and Lied.
Bereits zum dritten Mal fasst Next Generation Host Chris Tietjen die besten Cocoon-Releases eines Jahres auf einer CD zusammen und schafft damit einen Mix, der bestens geeignet ist, die Partyhöhepunkte des vergangenen Jahres zusammenzufassen. Mit drei Artist-Alben, der Compilation G und zahlreichen 12 es setzte Cocoon 2007 erneut Maßstäbe und hat auch in 2008 viel vor, denn nach Minilogue stehen auch schon Extrawelt mit einem Album in den Startlöchern. Neben den großen Hits ( Unreliable Virgin , Hunter oder Horizon ) packt Chris auch einige Flip-Side-Perlen ( My Cube oder Alpha Blend ) auf die CD und liefert 70 Minuten lang ein makelloses Set ab, bei dem er elegant die Grenze zwischen Techno und House abschreitet. Lässig und unbeschwert eröffnet er mit Martin Buttrichs House- Nummer Hunted , gefolgt vom Shootingstar des vergangenen Jahres, Lucio Aquilina und entwickelt eine groovende und treibende Atmosphäre bis hin zu Pig&Dans Sly Detector , das einen emotionalen Höhepunkt darstellt, bevor er über Adam Prolls Elevator zu den verspielteren Tracks wie Harmonautic String oder Jaceks Good Luck findet und mit diesem auch ausklingt. Ein sehr stimmungsvoller und souverän gemachter Mix mit gekonnt gesetzten Höhepunkten! TRACKS: 1. Hunted - Martin Buttrich 2. My Cube - Lucio Aquilina 3. The Last Beer On Earth - Phonogenic 4. Hunter - Martin Buttrich 5. Unreliable Virgin - Argy 6. Sly Detector - Pig & Dan 7. Elevator - Adam Proll 8. Horizon (Pig & Dan Remix) - Beroshima 9. Harmonautic String - Joel Mull 10. Alpha Blend - Phonogenic 11. Good Night
Kein simples Best Of-Abfeiern, sondern neun Hits in nagelneuen Remixes: Guy Gerber und Kollektiv Turmstraße, Roman Flügel und Martin Buttrich, Tim Green und Argy und 2000 and One... Hammer!nnDie Elf als Zahl überschreitet die Vollendung um exakt eins und gilt damit in der christlichen Tradition als die Zahl der Maßlosigkeit und Sünde, und deshalb starten apokalyptische Ereignisse, so der Mythos, immer genau in der elften Stunde. Doch wer den Katalog des seit dem Jahr 2000 erfolgreichsten deutschen Labels für elektronische Tanzmusik verfolgt hat, weiß, dass man im Hause Cocoon viel lieber an der klanglichen Weiterentwicklung forscht als der Nostalgie oder bedeutungsschweren Omen nachzuhängen. Und so steht im Mittelpunkt der CD 1 kein simples Best Of-Abfeiern, sondern neun Tracks aus den letzten sechs Jahren, die selbstverständlich weltweit in Clubs und Plattenläden für absoluten Ausnahmezustand sorgten, aber dennoch bislang nicht musikalisch auserzählt waren. Eigentlich gäbe es zu allen Tracks mit herausragenden Koalitionen zwischen Guy Gerber und Kollektiv Turmstraße, Roman Flügel und Martin Buttrich, Tim Green und Argy bzw. Paul Ritch und 2000 and One noch viel zu sagen. Auf CD 2 setzt Cocoon-Newcomer-DJ Patrick Kunkel mit einem knapp 80-minütigen Mix aus zwanzig Tracks der Labelgeschichte noch einen drauf. Im Schnelldurchlauf wird noch einmal so richtig klar, wie tief die Spuren sind, die Cocoon im akustischen Gedächtnis der Clubszene hinterlassen hat. TRACKS: 1. Dinky - Acid In My Fridge (Visionquest Rmx) 2. Martin Buttrich - Hunter (Roman Flügel Rmx) 3. Argy - Unreliable Virgin (Tim Green Rmx) 4. Joel Mull - Harmonautic String (Steve Rachmad Rmx) 5. Dubfire vs. Olever Huntemann - Diablo (Carlo Lio Rmx) 6. Pig & Dan - Deliverance (Gary Beck Rmx) 7. 2000 And One - Tropical Lemons (Paul Ritch Rmx) 8. Guy Gerber - Timing (Kollektiv Turmstraße Rmx) 9. Extrawelt - Titelheld (Petar Dundov Rmx) Bonus-Mix Tracklisting CD 2 1 Minilogue: We All. 2 EMT: Extra Lunch 3 Roman Fluegel: Geht´s Noch. 4 Glove: Drogenkontrolle 5 Legowelt: Disco Rout. 6 Pig & Dan: Sly Detector 7 Oliver Koletzki: Der Mueckenschwarm 8 Timo Maas: Subtellite 9 Len Faki: Death By House 10 Joris Voorn: The Secret 11 Reboot: Ronson 12 Nick Curly: Pujante.13 Julian Jeweil: Soho 14 Minilogue: Jamaica (Dubfire Remix) 15 Stephan Bodzin: Treibsand 16 Guy Gerber & Shlomi Aber: Sea Of Sand 17 Jacek Sienkiewicz: All Yours 18 Lucio Aquilina: Magic M 19 David K: Mayann 20 Loco Dice: Carthago 21 Kollektiv Turmstrasse: Dead Room
Conway is a creative genius. - Martin Gardner An unabashed original, John Horton Conway is Archimedes, Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali, and Richard Feynman all rolled into one - a singular mathematician, with a rock stars charisma, a sly sense of humor, a polymaths promiscuous curiosity, and a burning desire to explain everything about the world to everyone in it. Born in Liverpool in 1937, Conway found fame as a barefoot Cambridge professor. He discovered the Conway groups in mathematical symmetry, and invented the aptly named surreal numbers, as well as the cult classic Game of Life - more than a cool fad, Life demonstrates how simplicity generates complexity and the game provides an analogy for all mathematics and the entire universe. Moving to Princeton in 1987, as a mathemagician he deployed cards, ropes, dice, coat hangers, and even the odd Slinky as props to extend his winning imagination and share his mathy obsessions with signature contagion. He is a jet-setting ambassador-at-large for the beauties of all things mathematical. Genius At Play is an intimate investigation into the mind of an endearing genius, laying bare Conways personal and professional idiosyncrasies. The intimacy comes courtesy of the man himself. He generously granted Roberts full access, though not without the occasional grudge and grumble: Oh hell, hed say. Youre not going to put that in the book. Are you?!?