Last Night At The Blue Angel

Author: Rebecca Rotert
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062315307
Size: 15,80 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 282

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s Chicago jazz scene, a highly ambitious and stylish literary debut that combines the atmosphere and period detail of Amor Towles’ Rules of Civility with the emotional depth and drama of The Memory Keeper's Daughter, about a talented but troubled singer, her precocious ten-year-old daughter, and their heartbreaking relationship. It is the early 1960s, and Chicago is a city of uneasy tensions—segregation, sexual experimentation, free love, the Cold War—but it is also home to one of the country’s most vibrant jazz scenes. Naomi Hill, a singer at the Blue Angel club, has been poised on the brink of stardom for nearly ten years. Finally, her big break arrives—the cover of Look magazine. But success has come at enormous personal cost. Beautiful and magnetic, Naomi is a fiercely ambitious yet extremely self-destructive woman whose charms are irresistible and dangerous for those around her. No one knows this better than Sophia, her clever ten-year-old daughter. For Sophia, Naomi is the center of her universe. As the only child of a single, unconventional mother, growing up in an adult world, Sophia has seen things beyond her years and her understanding. Unsettled by her uncertain home life, she harbors the terrible fear that the world could end at any moment, and compulsively keeps a running list of practical objects she will need to reinvent once nuclear catastrophe strikes. Her one constant is Jim, the photographer who is her best friend, surrogate father, and protector. But Jim is deeply in love with Naomi—a situation that adds to Sophia’s anxiety. Told from the alternating perspectives of Sophia and Naomi, their powerful and wrenching story unfolds in layers, revealing Sophia’s struggle for her mother’s love with Naomi’s desperate journey to stardom and the colorful cadre of close friends who shaped her along the way. Sophisticated yet poignant, Last Night at the Blue Angel is an unforgettable tale about what happens when our passion for the life we want is at sharp odds with the life we have. It is a story ripe with surprising twists and revelations, and an ending that is bound to break your heart.

My Week At The Blue Angel

Author: Matthew O'Brien
Editor: Huntington Press Inc
Size: 13,31 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 915

A savage journey into the heart of Hunter S. Thompson's Las Vegas with the Good Doctor as tour guide. A Lord-of-the-Rings-like adventure in the city's underground flood channels. A seven-day stay at a seedy motel on East Fremont Street. The stories in My Week at the Blue Angel aren't about Steve Wynn, Cirque du Soleil, or how to play poker, and they aren't set in Caesars Palace, XS Nightclub, or a 2,000-seat showroom. They're about prostitutes, ex-cons, and the homeless, and they're set under Caesars Palace and in trailer parks and weekly motels. In this creative nonfiction collection, Matthew O'Brien--author of Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas--and veteran photographer Bill Hughes show a side of the city rarely seen. A side beyond the neon lights, themed facades, and motel-room doors. A side beyond the barbwire fences, No Trespassing signs, and midnight shadows.

From Pow To Blue Angel

Author: Jim Armstrong
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806154233
Size: 18,74 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 385

As only the third fighter pilot to become leader of the Blue Angels, Raleigh E. “Dusty” Rhodes helped develop the most famous aerobatics team ever formed. From POW to Blue Angel tells his story—a fast-paced drama teeming with action and human interest and capturing the initiative and tenacity of a true American hero. Jim Armstrong has drawn on extensive interviews and Dusty’s scrapbooks and flight logs to produce a rare account of the Blue Angels in the late 1940s. Readers will experience the stress of practice and the exhilaration of air shows as Armstrong takes them inside Dusty’s cockpit during the era when the Blues first found fame, perfecting their trademark formations and maneuvers. This book is also a moving account of the degradation that Rhodes suffered for three years as a prisoner of war, and includes his rare, ground observer’s view of the firebombings of Tokyo and Yokohama. Armstrong poignantly captures Dusty’s return to a changed postwar America, and also recounts his tour as a fighter pilot in Korea. From POW to Blue Angel is an intimate story of service and survival that will carve a place in naval aviation history—and inspire all who keep their eyes skyward.

Blue Angel

Author: Donald Spoto
Editor: Cooper Square Press
ISBN: 1461624215
Size: 17,10 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 214

Marlene Dietrich's story spans Germany's cabarets, Hollywood's silver screen and beyond.

Blue Angel

Author: Nadine Monaco
ISBN: 150920492X
Size: 18,54 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Physical therapist Jennifer Wade is unable to put the pieces of her life back together again after her Navy pilot fiancé dies in a plane accident. Flyer Paul Davis, her fiancé's best friend, feels responsible for the tragedy. When Jennifer and Paul must work together two years after the accident, they are stunned by their mutual attraction. They share a pained past, yet their current chemistry is undeniable. But this is a relationship that cannot be. Jennifer needs stability for herself and her deceased fiancé's baby, and Paul must focus on getting fit and back in the cockpit. When Paul is offered the position of his dreams, they both need to decide if love can ever be enough.

Und Die Eselin Sah Den Engel

Author: Nick Cave
Editor: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641146240
Size: 11,29 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Gott hab ihn selig Euchrid Eucrow ist das Produkt mehrerer Generationen von Inzucht. Seine Mutter ist eine Säuferin und sein Vater ein wortkarger Fallensteller. Wortlos wächst er in einem fundamentalistischen Südstaatenkaff auf, welches von einer eigenartigen Sekte und vom Anbau von Zuckerrohr lebt. Euchrid wird von den Städtern gejagt und misshandelt. Nur die Hobos des Ortes stehen noch unter ihm. Getrieben von sozialer Isolation, flüchtet er sich in Wahnvorstellungen und kreiert seine eigene Welt.

Das Leben Der Musen

Author: Francine Prose
ISBN: 9783312003365
Size: 13,13 MB
Format: PDF
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Author: James M. Vesely
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469737825
Size: 13,34 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 164

The sprawling story of a Czech-American family's determined struggle and unforgettable odyssey from the hunger and hardship of Eastern Europe, across the cold and gray Atlantic in steerage, and on into America's growing cities and isolated farms. The Novaks survive and grow through love and loss, peace and war, epidemic and Depression, in a wondrous new land far from home a young and raw America immersed in the restless throes of change. JOURNEY is a great, new family saga of turmoil, heartbreak, and humor with characters as vivid and colorful as the rich American landscape of the last hundred years.

In Der Finsternis

Author: Sandrone Dazieri
Editor: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492969356
Size: 15,19 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 864

Dante Torre besitzt eine besondere Gabe. Er kann Menschen lesen. Aber er hat teuer dafür bezahlt. Elf Jahre war er eingesperrt in ein Betonverlies und darauf angewiesen, die kleinste Regung seines Entführers zu deuten. Als Jahre nach seiner Befreiung ein kleiner Junge verschwindet, weiß Dante Torre, dass der Mann, den er Vater nennen musste, dahintersteckt. Doch der Vater gilt längst als tot. Nur Colomba Caselli glaubt Dante. Sie ist jung, gerade vom Dienst suspendiert und hat nichts zu verlieren bei dieser Ermittlung fern von allen Regeln. Dantes Spürsinn bringt die traumatisierte Frau auf eine Fährte: Jahrelang sind unzählige Kinder entführt worden – mit dem Ziel, ihre Erinnerung auszulöschen und sie zu neuen Menschen zu machen. Jetzt wird Colomba Caselli endgültig von ihrer Vergangenheit eingeholt ...

Letzte Nacht In Twisted River

Author: John Irving
Editor: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257600232
Size: 16,40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Die Odyssee eines Kochs und seines Sohns durch New Hampshire und halb Amerika, ausgelöst durch eine tragische Verwechslung.