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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their ...
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The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany, the inspiration for the PBS documentary The Boys of ´36, broadcast to coincide with the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 80th anniversary of the boys´ gold medal race. Daniel James Brown´s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington´s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936. The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not for glory, but to regain his shattered self-regard and to find a place he can call home. The crew is assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it is their trust in each other that makes them a victorious team. They remind the country of what can be done when everyone quite literally pulls together - a perfect melding of commitment, determination, and optimism. Drawing on the boys´ own diaries and journals, their photos and memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, The Boys in the Boat is an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times - the improbable, intimate story of nine working-class boys from the American west who, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what true grit really meant. It will appeal to readers of Erik Larson, Timothy Egan, James Bradley, and David Halberstam´s The Amateurs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Herrmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002119/bk_peng_002119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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DVD »Weissensee - Staffel 2 (2 Discs)«
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Annette Hess; Friedemann Fromm; Clemens Murath, KNM Home Entertainment, 2015, Film, EAN 4260144382202 FSK: 12, Deutsch DVD 'Ost-Berlin, 1987, die gesellschaftlichen und politischen Konflikte in der DDR verschärfen sich, die oppositionelle Bewegung wächst. Sechs Jahre sind vergangen seit Julia wegen Landesverrats schwanger inhaftiert wurde. Ihr Baby hat sie verloren, ihren Geliebten, Martin, nicht wieder gesehen. Ihre Mutter, die Sängerin Dunja Hausmann, arbeitet, um Julia zu helfen, mit der Stasi zusammen. Martin ist aufgrund der Beziehungen seines Vaters, des Stasi-Generals Hans Kupfer, das Gefängnis erspart geblieben, er hat aber mit seiner Familie gebrochen und tut alles, um Julia wiederzusehen. Vater Hans setzt sich für Reformen in der Stasi ein, wodurch es zu Konflikten mit seiner Frau Marlene und seinem älteren Sohn Falk kommt, der als Stasi-Offizier an seinem harten Kurs gegen Regimegegner festhält und sogar seine Frau Vera zum Spitzeln zwingt, als diese sich in den Pfarrer Robert Wolff verliebt und in Kontakt mit einer oppositionellen Gruppe kommt. Wieder frei, kann Julia, von der Haft traumatisiert, die Liebe mit Martin erst langsam wieder zulassen. Als Widersprüche bezüglich des Todes ihrer Tochter auftauchen, forscht das Paar nach. Ihre Recherche führt sie zu Martins Familie und löst eine Katastrophe aus.

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Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hi...
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In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers looming, an African-American son of sharecroppers set three world records and won an unprecedented four gold medals, single-handedly crushing Hitler´s myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games is that of a high-profile athlete giving a performance that transcends sports. But it is also the intimate and complex tale of the courage of one remarkable man. Drawing on unprecedented access to the Owens family, previously unpublished interviews, and exhaustive archival research, Jeremy Schaap transports us to Nazi Germany to weave this dramatic tale. From the start, American participation in the games was controversial. A boycott, based on reports of Nazi hostility to Jews, was afoot, but it was thwarted by the president of the American Olympic Committee. At the games themselves, the plots and intrigues continued: Owens was befriended by a German rival, broad jumper Luz Long, who helped Owens win the gold medal at his own expense. Two Jewish sprinters were, at the last moment, denied the chance to compete for the United States out of misguided politeness to the Nazi hosts. And a myth was born that Hitler himself had snubbed Owens. Like Neal Bascomb´s The Perfect Mile, Triumph captures this momentous episode in sports - and - world, history in a nuanced yet page-turning narrative full of drama, suspense, and color. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shelly Frasier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/000366/bk_tant_000366_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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DVD »Weiße Weihnachten«
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Norman Krasna; Norman Panama; Melvin Frank, Paramount Home Entertainment, 2004, Film, EAN 4010884600063 2 Kinot..., FSK: 12, Deutsch DVD Weiße Weihnachten ist eine Schatzkiste voller Song-Klassiker von Irving Berlin wie "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep", "Sisters", "Blue Skies" und das beliebte Weihnachtslied "White Christmas". Zwei talentierte Sänger und Tänzer (Bing Crosby und Danny Kaye) arbeiten nach dem Krieg zusammen und werden zur erfolgreichsten Nummer im Show-Business. Um weiße Weihnachten zu erleben, reisen sie zusammen mit zwei Schwestern (Rosemary Clooney und Vera-Ellen) - auch ein Künstlerduo nach Vermont. Damit beginnt ein turbulentes Abenteuer. Das Lokal, in dem sie ankommen, wird von Crosbys & Kayes ehemaligem Army-General geleitet und der befindet sich in finanziellen Schwierigkeiten ... Die perfekte Ausgangssituation für eine traumhafte Story.

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Voices of Olympic Track Greats, Hörbuch, Digita...
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Hear the voices of Olympic Track Greats, including Jesse Owens, winner of 4 Gold Medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics; Josy Barthel, a Luxembougish runner who won the men´s 1500 meters at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics; and Roger Bannister, an English athlete best known for breaking the four-minute mile. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jesse Owens, Josy Barthel, Roger Bannister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000501/bk_live_000501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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DVD »Der Untergang, DVD«
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Diverse, HIGHLIGHT FILM, 2005, Film, EAN 4011976825180 Behind ..., FSK: 12, Deutsch 150 Min. DVD Der Untergang schildert auf spannende und fesselnde Weise die Schlussphase des 2. Weltkriegs. Von der tödlichen Schlacht um Berlin, dem Wahnsinn Hitlers und der bedingungslosen Unterwürfigkeit seiner Gefolgsleute. Sie ist jung, sie ist bildhübsch, und sie wird Hitlers Privatsekretärin: Im November 1942 engagiert der Führer persönlich die 22-jährige Münchnerin Traudl Junge (Alexandra Maria Lara). Nach ihren Erinnerungen "Bis zur letzten Stunde" und Joachim C. Fests Buch "Der Untergang" entstand unter der Regie von Oliver Hirschbiegel ("Das Experiment") ein atemberaubendes Filmevent aus der Endzeit des Dritten Reiches. In seinem Drehbuch verknüpft Erfolgsproduzent und Regisseur Bernd Eichinger ("Der Name der Rose") Traudls persönliches Schicksal mit dem schrecklichsten und zugleich wichtigsten Kapitel deutscher Geschichte. April '45, Berlin brennt. Adolf Hitler (erschütternd überzeugend: Bruno Ganz) und ein letztes Trüppchen seiner Getreuen haben sich im Bunker unter der Reichskanzlei häuslich eingerichtet. Die Feierlichkeiten zum 56. Geburtstag des Führers werden getrübt von den Meldungen, die von außen eindringen: Hitlers Truppen sind zerschlagen, die Rote Armee ist bis auf wenige Kilometer herangerückt. Die Hauptstadt wird nicht mehr lange zu halten sein. Doch obwohl ihn seine blind ergebenen Untertanen beschwören, sich in Sicherheit zu bringen, will Hitler Berlin nicht verlassen. Kampf bis zum Endsieg oder Untergang, ist seine Devise, eine Kapitulation lehnt er kategorisch ab. Die Leiden der Zivilbevölkerung interessieren ihn nicht, im Gegenteil, er beauftragt seinen Rüstungsminister, den Architekten Speer (Heino Ferch), dem Feind nur "verbrannte Erde" zu hinterlassen. Der widersetzt sich allerdings seinem Befehl, und auch Himmler und Göring gehen eigene Wege. Eine schreckliche Treue bis in den Tod halten ihm dagegen Propagandaminister Goebbels (Ulrich Matthes) und dessen Frau Magda (Corinna Harfouch). Und natürlich Eva Braun (Juliane Köhler), mit der er in den bis ins letzte Detail geplanten Selbstmord geht. Die Außenaufnahmen entstanden in St. Petersburg, wo auch heute noch erschreckende Bilder von Trümmer-Stätten möglich sind. Mit einer sensationellen Riege der besten deutschen Schauspieler ist Hirschbiegel und Eichinger ein zutiefst beeindruckender Film gelungen. Mutig, dass sie die Protagonisten des Bösen, die einem noch heute Schauer über den Rücken jagen, im Film auferstehen lassen. Ihre Annäherung an das "Phänomen" Hitler entlarvt dessen zynische, menschenverachtende Haltung, zeigt den Massenwahn, dem weite Teile der Bevölkerung verfallen waren, den Zusammenbruch eines wahnhaften Systems. Ohne den Versuch zu unternehmen, etwas erklären zu wollen, gelingt durch die Beschreibung der überlieferten Fakten ein Stück Aufarbeitung einer Vergangenheit, der man sich nicht entziehen kann. So erhält auch Traudl Junge die Chance, ihr Leben im Nachhinein zu kommentieren. Sicher ein schwieriger Stoff, aber es ist großes Kino daraus geworden. Quelle/Copyright: Entertainment Media Verlag

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American Legends: The Life of Jesse Owens , Hör...
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The Olympics have long been the center of attention in the sports world, but perhaps no moment in the history of the games was as poignant as Jesse Owens´ performance in Berlin in 1936. Owens would finish his career with four gold medals and become known as ´´perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history´´ (as his obituary in The New York Times put it), but nearly 80 years later, it´s the context that has made his performance so memorable. Owens was one of the greatest track athletes in the country in the 1930s, and while he was at Ohio State, he set three world records and tied another one within 45 minutes at a Big 10 meet in 1935, but hurdles on the track weren´t as hard to clear as ones he had to deal with away from sports. As a young black man, he had to deal with entrenched racism across the country, from staying in segregated hotels to not being eligible for a sports scholarship. In 1936, World War II was still a few years away, but Adolf Hitler was fully in control of Nazi Germany and hoped to use the Olympics as a showcase of the resurgent German nation. Internationally, Hitler´s Germany was not yet a major concern to the vast majority of people unfamiliar with politics, nor were the domestic policies being carried out by the Nazis, but some still thought the United States should not even participate in the Olympics that year. Of course, those who wanted to boycott the games could not have known what Jesse Owens had in store in Berlin. Given the unabashed racism of Hitler´s regime, Jesse Owens´ performance would end up being a rebuke of sorts to Hitler´s notion of Aryan superiority, and an apocryphal legend has since sprung up that Hitler left the games early to avoid having to shake Owens´ hand. While that reputed snub almost certainly did not occur, one Nazi official did note that Hitler ´´was highly annoyed by the series of triumphs by the marvelous colored American runner, Jesse Owens. People who 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D. Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072851/bk_acx0_072851_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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DVD »Eine Italienische Nacht-Live V.D. Waldbühn...
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Kaufmann,Jonas/Rachvelishvili/Rso Berlin/Rieder, Sony Music Entertainment, 2018, Film, EAN 0190758793191 FSK: 0, Italienisch DVD

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Photography Loses Its Limits: Studies in World ...
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As I start writing this I am in the midst of curating a show of photographs by Charles March, for the rough warehouse visual arts space I work with in Bermondsey S.E.1. The conjunction of artist and location will strike some people as strange for many reasons. Charles March is best known nowadays as the Earl of March, holder of one of Britain’s great aristocratic titles (he is a direct descendant of Charles II, though the Merry Monarch’s French mistress, Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth). He is also the gifted entrepreneur who has made his estate at Goodwood in West Sussex famous for both horse-racing and motor sport. What is he doing slumming South of the River?Answers to this question are easier to give than may appear at first sight. Bermondsey is very rapidly becoming London´s new artists´ quarter. The exhibition is, among other things, a celebration of that fact. Directly above our ground floor space at the Bermondsey Project are two floors of studios managed by the Bow Arts Trust. Three streets away is the enormous new gallery created from another and even bigger warehouse by White Cube. There are a number of other galleries and studio complexes in the vicinity. London is now a major centre for the international art world. The only other European city that houses as many studios is not Paris but Berlin. And Berlin does not have nearly as many galleries, public or commercial, which feature the latest developments in contemporary art. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Wang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106503/bk_acx0_106503_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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DVD »Käuzchenkuhle«
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Walter Beck; Horst Beseler; Günter Kaltofen, Icestorm Entertainment, 2013, Film, EAN 4028951198849 Kurzfil..., FSK: 6, Deutsch DVD Jean-Paul Fontanon, ein waschechter Berliner Junge, hat sich schon längst daran gewöhnt, dass ihn alle der Einfachheit halber Jampoll rufen, auch seine Ferienfreunde Christian, Schraube und Linde im Dorf seiner Großeltern. Wie jedes Jahr verbringt er dort seine Sommerferien. Nur dieses Mal ist von Anfang an alles anders. Mutterseelenallein und im strömenden Regen wartet Jampoll am Bahnhof vergeblich auf den Großvater, bis ihm ein freundlicher Herr Kohlweis weiterhilft. Endlich angekommen, warnt ihn die Großmutter, wie sehr sich der Großvater verändert hat. Kaum ansprechbar hat er sich in seine Dachkammer zurückgezogen. Als der alte Mann aber von Kohlweis hört, wird er fuchsteufelswild. Erst nach und nach entdeckt der Junge gemeinsam mit seinen Freunden, welches Geheimnis aus der Vergangenheit die beiden verbindet. Alles hängt mit der Käuzchenkuhle zusammen, einem Tümpel von dem die Dorfbewohner sagen, dass es dort spukt.

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Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian, My Story o...
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Being a refugee is not a choice. Our choice is to die at home or risk death trying to escape. (Yusra Mardini) Yusra Mardini fled her native Syria to the Turkish coast in 2015 and boarded a dinghy full of refugees bound for Greece. When the small and overcrowded boat´s engine cut out, it began to sink. Yusra, her sister and two others took to the water, pushing the boat for three and a half hours in open water until they eventually landed on Lesbos, saving the lives of the passengers aboard. This is the story of that remarkable woman, whose journey started in a war-torn suburb of Damascus and took her through Europe to Berlin and from there to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Yusra Mardini is an athlete, one of People magazine´s 25 women changing the world, a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and one of Time magazine´s 30 most influential teens of 2016. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lameece Issaq. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001278/bk_macm_001278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Sony BDV-N5200W Blu-ray Heimkinosystem, 3D, sch...
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3D Blu-ray Home Entertainment-System, 5.1-Kanäle, kabelloser Rear-Lautsprecher, SMaster Sound, NFC & Bluetooth®. Ausgangsleistung: 1000 W, One-touch listening mit NFC u. Bluetooth, Dank integriertem Wi-Fi® Filme übertragen, Funktionsüberblick Bluetooth®, NFC, Frontaler Sound (5.1-Kanal/4.1-Kanal), BRAVIA Sync HDMI-CEC, 4K-Upscaling, Audiorückkanal, Xross Media Bar (XMB), S-Master Digitalverstärker: 24 Bit, Miracast, Kabellose Rear-Lautsprecher, Lautsprechersystem: Breitband, Band: UKW, Senderspeicher: 20 (UKW), Energiesparmodus, Automatische Sendersuche, RDS (PS), AV Sync, Einf. Einricht. (Schnelle Konfig.), Bildschirmschoner, Abschaltautom. (auto. Standby), Video-/Audio-/Fotowiedergabe Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray Disc™, DVD, SA-CD (SA-CD/CD), USB-Dateisystem: FAT32, NTFS, Externe Festplatte (Lesefunktion), Bonus View, BD-Live, Videowiedergabe, Musikwiedergabe, Anzeigen von Fotos, Audiodekodierung FLAC, DSD – DSDIFF / DSF, ALAC, AIFF, HEAAC v. 1/V. 2 Level 2, LPCM (2 Kanäle/5.1-Kanal/7.1-Kanal): HDMI® Eingang außer 7.1-Kanal, Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Digital Plus (nicht über HDMI), Dolby® Pro Logic® (nicht über HDMI), DTS®, DTS® 96/24 (nicht über HDMI), DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 (als DTS® Core), DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 (als DTS® Core), DSD (nicht über HDMI), Dolby® True HD (nicht über HDMI), DTS-HD HR (nicht über HDMI), DTS-HD (nicht über HDMI), DTS-HD LBR (nicht über HDMI), Surround-Einstellung 2-Kanal-Stereo, DTS NEO:6™ (Musik/Kino): -48K/-48K, Sound-Modus Automatikmodus, Digital Music Enhancer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Filmmodus, Musikmodus, Fußballmodus (Verbesserung/Kommentare aus), Netzwerkanschlüsse Sony Entertainment Network, Integriertes Wi-Fi® (2,4 GHz/5 GHz) 11a/b/g/n, TV SideView Fernbedienung: iPhone, Android, Entertainment Database Browser (Gracenote), Webbrowser, Schnittstellen Ein- und Ausgänge: USB-Tastatur, HDMI® Ein-/Ausgang (2/1), USB-Eingang (1), Optischer Audioeingang (1), Analoger Audioeingang: PIN-Anschluss (1), Ethernet-Anschluss (1),

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Born in the U.S.A.: The Myths of America in Pop...
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This is the first study to explore fully the myth of America as reflected in the nation´s popular music. Beginning with the songs of the Pilgrims and continuing through more than two centuries of history and music, Born in the U.S.A. shows the emerging American myth and gives a close reading of the compositions of songwriters as diverse as William Billings, Henry Clay Work, Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen. So that the full and diverse narrative of this complex nation might be recorded, this insightful study is focused both upon the national myth and upon the songwriters and performers representing subcultures and alternative viewpoints that are the text of America´s story. Through hymnlike paeans and through discordant lamentations protesting the realities of the contemporary workaday world, popular music is an astonishing mirror of American history. The book is published by University Press of Mississippi. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084876/bk_acx0_084876_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Blu-ray »Eine Italienische Nacht-Live V.D. Wald...
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Kaufmann,Jonas/Rachvelishvili/Rso Berlin/Rieder, Sony Music Entertainment, 2018, Film, EAN 0190758793290 FSK: 0, Italienisch Blu-ray Disc

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Don McCullin: Through the Lens: Studies of Phot...
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Armed American soldiers stand in the stone window frames of a ruined building in Berlin, curious and disturbing echoes of those classical statues that so often were used to add portentous significance to a facade; but here in a 1961 photograph by Don McCullin, they are overlooking, with some intensity, the East German military on the other side - the Wall has just been built. Chronicling another painful divide in 1964, McCullin photographed a distraught, silently screaming widow, a Turkish Cypriot victim of that civil war, restrained and held by other women, in an oddly dignified frozen tableau. In a 1968 photograph a US Marine pauses for thought, inadvertently echoing those renaissance paintings of meditating scholars, holding his helmet rather than a book - but this is a quiet moment in the battle for Hue. It is McCullin´s photographs which helped to define the savage war in Vietnam for Britain, and beyond. Some is unbearably sad: a young North Vietnamese soldier, a casualty of Hue, stares sightlessly at the photographer, his hands outstretched to the detritus of his pockets, scattered on the earth beside the body - bullets and photographs of his family, wife, and babies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dana Brewer Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094728/bk_acx0_094728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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James Naismith: The Man Who Invented Basketball...
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It seems unlikely that James Naismith, who grew up playing ´´Duck on the Rock´´ in the rural community of Almonte, Canada, would invent one of America´s most popular sports. But Rob Rains and Hellen Carpenter´s fascinating, in-depth biography James Naismith: The Man Who Invented Basketball shows how this young man - who wanted to be a medical doctor, or if not that, a minister (in fact, he was both) - came to create a game that has endured for over a century. James Naismith reveals how Naismith invented basketball in part to find an indoor activity to occupy students in the winter months. When he realized that the key to his game was that men could not run with the ball, and that throwing and jumping would eliminate the roughness of force, he was on to something. And while Naismith thought that other sports provided better exercise, he was pleased to create a game that ´´anyone could play´´. With unprecedented access to the Naismith archives and documents, Rains and Carpenter chronicle how Naismith developed the 13 rules of basketball, coached the game at the University of Kansas - establishing college basketball in the process - and was honored for his work at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021438/bk_acx0_021438_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction , Hörb...
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In this Very Short Introduction, D. Kern Holoman considers the structure, roots, and day-to-day functioning of the modern philharmonic society. He explores topics ranging from the life of a musician in a modern orchestra, the recent wave of new hall construction from Berlin to Birmingham, threats of bankruptcies and strikes, and the eyebrow-raising salaries of conductors and general managers. At the heart of the book lies a troubling pair of questions: Can such a seemingly anachronistic organization long survive? Does the symphony matter in contemporary culture? Holoman responds to both with a resounding yes. He shows that the orchestra remains a potent political and social force, a cultural diplomat par excellence. It has adapted well to the digital revolution, and it continues to be seen as an essential element of civic pride. In a time of upheaval in how classical music is created, heard, distributed, and evaluated, the orchestra has managed to retain its historic role as a meeting place of intellectual currents, an ongoing forum for public enlightenment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011602/bk_adbl_011602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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