Last Night At The Blue Angel

Author: Rebecca Rotert
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062315307
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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
ISBN:
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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
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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: Nadine Monaco
Editor:
ISBN: 150920492X
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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.

Blue Angel

Author: Donald Spoto
Editor: Cooper Square Press
ISBN: 1461624215
Size: 19,15 MB
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Marlene Dietrich's story spans Germany's cabarets, Hollywood's silver screen and beyond.

Journey

Author: James M. Vesely
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469737825
Size: 13,85 MB
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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.

Das Leben Der Musen

Author: Francine Prose
Editor:
ISBN: 9783312003365
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The Blue Angel The Life And Films Of Marlene Dietrich

Author: David Stuart Ryan
Editor: kozmik press
ISBN:
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The story of Marlene Dietrich's life is the story of the 20th century. Author David Stuart Ryan who wrote the bestselling biography 'John Lennon's Secret' explores the amazing and circuitous route that took her to Hollywood and riches. But to understand the essential Marlene it is necessary to go right back in time to the era of La Belle Epoque when a very feudal and settled order still existed in Europe. 'The Blue Angel' transports you to a glittering world that is all about to disappear in the maelstrom of world war. What emerges from the conflict is a feverish gaiety that seeks to put behind it all the suffering that has taken place. You are entering the Jazz Age and a Berlin that having suffered hyperinflation decides anything goes. The Berliner Luft - the Berlin air - is what the locals call it. This madcap atmosphere was to be recreated by a young journalist - Billy Wilder - when he made the journey to Hollywood. Indeed, the plot for his greatest film, 'Some Like It Hot', drew on his experiences in Berlin, and Billy Wilder was one of the respondents to the author when he came to write Marlene's story. Marlene's big break came when she played a vampish nightclub singer of dubious morals, not a million miles away from her own background trying to survive in a world turned upside down. 'The Blue Angel' took her to America and a carefully constructed film star image which embodies all the dazzling wealth and influence of Hollywood at its most powerful and hypnotic. Yet the more you get into the life of Marlene Dietrich, the greater the mystery becomes. Who was she really? Only now can the expert analysis of David Stuart Ryan reveal the true Marlene Dietrich, the person behind the image, the human being behind the facade. Was she indeed the blue angel?

Insel Zweier Welten

Author: Geraldine Brooks
Editor: btb Verlag
ISBN: 364107567X
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Zwei Menschen, die sich finden. Zwei Welten, die aufeinanderprallen Nordamerika, 1660 – auf einer kleinen Insel, die heute Martha‘s Vineyard heißt: die 12-jährige Bethia wächst in einer puritanischen Siedlung auf. Ihr Vater ist Prediger, ein strenger Mann, dessen Mission es ist, seinen Glauben auf das Eiland vor Cape Cod zu bringen, das sich die englischen Siedler mit den Wampanoag-Indianern teilen. Doch Bethia fühlt sich fast magisch angezogen von diesen Fremden, die sie oft heimlich auf ihren Streifzügen durch die wilde Natur der Insel beobachtet. Eines Tages trifft sie auf Caleb, den Sohn eines Häuptlings. Auch er ist fasziniert von dem Mädchen mit den blauen Augen und dem wachen Verstand. Die beiden knüpfen ein zartes Band. Doch als sie heranwachsen, kommt der Moment, an dem sie gezwungen werden, für ihre Freundschaft und für ihren Platz im Leben zu kämpfen ...

Daughter Of Smoke And Bone

Author: Laini Taylor
Editor: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 310401339X
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Es war einmal, da verliebten sich ein Engel und ein Teufel ineinander. Es ging nicht gut aus. Karou ist etwas Besonderes. Sie hat blaue Haare so glänzend wie Seide und filigrane Tattoos. Sie ist in den düsteren Gassen Prags genauso zuhause wie auf den Märkten von Marrakesch, und sie spricht fast alle Sprachen der Welt, nicht nur die der Menschen. Doch Karou hat ein Geheimnis. Manchmal verschwindet sie für Tage, ohne jemandem zu sagen wohin. Außerdem kennt nicht einmal sie selbst ihre wahre Herkunft. Bis eines Tages auf der ganzen Welt mysteriöse schwarze Handabdrücke an Türen erscheinen. Geflügelte Fremde, die durch einen Spalt im Himmel geschlüpft sind, brennen sie in Holz und Metall. Einen von Ihnen trifft Karou in der pulsierenden Altstadt von Marrakesch – und eine Liebe beginnt, deren Wurzeln tief in eine gewalttätige Vergangenheit reichen. Am Ende wird sie mehr über sich erfahren, als sie sich jemals hätte vorstellen können.