There are seven articles in the August 21, 2006 issue:COMMENT ´´Snake Eyes´´ by Hendrik Hertzberg: Look who´s turning against the war in Iraq.TALK OF THE TOWN ´´The Last Drop´´ by Ben McGrath: Air passengers drink up at JFK. ´´The Vineyard Fracture´´ by Lauren Collins: The unlikely malady that´s tripping up the leisure class.ANNALS OF NATIONAL SECURITY ´´Watching Lebanon´´ by Seymour Hersh: Washington´s real interest in Israel´s war.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´Stations of the Mel´´ by Christopher Buckley: One man´s own Passion. THE SPORTING SCENE´´Blank Monday´´ by William Finnegan: Will surfing ever be the same?THE CURRENT CINEMA´´On Duty´´ by David Denby: Oliver Stone´s World Trade Center. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/060816/pe_nyer_060816_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
PR maverick. Relentless self-promoter. Perfumed steamroller. Force of nature. Momager. Roxy Jacenko has been Sydney´s publicity queen ever since she started Sweaty Betty PR at the age of 24, and her ambition, grit and drive have made her rich and famous. Working 24/7, Roxy micromanages and shares every moment of her Bentley-driving, Cartier-sporting, Birkin bag-toting life - and the lives of her children, Pixie and Hunter - on Instagram. Everything was going according to plan until her husband, Oliver Curtis, was charged with insider trading. Suddenly her perfect world and image were in crisis, along with her health following a breast cancer revelation. Blonde Ambition goes behind the insta-filters and rumour mills to uncover the real Roxy. It´s the unspun story of Sydney´s most controversial PR identity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Moir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029698/bk_adbl_029698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A pioneering and beloved Canadian legend comes to life. Father David Bauer changed lives - at the rink, in the classroom, and at the pulpit. Bauer´s dream created the first truly national Canadian hockey team. In 1963 that unique group represented Canada abroad and were committed to both country and to Father Bauer. Whether shepherding the hockey program at St. Michael´s College in Toronto or the men´s national team out of the University of British Columbia, Bauer was both spiritual leader and trailblazer. Through exhaustive research and countless interviews, author Greg Oliver explores a Canadian icon, the teams that he put on the ice, and the rocky, almost unfathomable years of the 1970s when Canada didn´t play international hockey. Finally, for the first time ever, the whole story of Father Bauer´s critical importance to Canada´s game is told in the rich detail it deserves, and a beloved icon is celebrated for his contributions to our nation´s sporting history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: JP Linton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029886/bk_adbl_029886_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A rerelease of this award-winning, critically acclaimed novel just in time for its major motion picture release, directed by two-time Academy Award® winner Ang Lee; screenplay by Jean-Christophe Castelli; and featuring Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, and Garrett Hedlund, with Vin Diesel and Steve Martin. A ferocious firefight with Iraqi insurgents - caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew - has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America´s most sought-after heroes. For the past two weeks, the Bush administration has sent them on a media-intensive nationwide victory tour to reinvigorate public support for the war. Now, on this chilly and rainy Thanksgiving, the Bravos are guests of a Dallas football team, slated to be part of the halftime show. Among the Bravos is Specialist William Lynn, a 19-year-old Texas native. Amid clamoring patriots sporting flag pins on their lapels and ´´support our troops´´ bumper stickers on their cars, the Bravos are thrust into the company of the team owner and his coterie of wealthy colleagues; a luscious born-again cheerleader; a veteran Hollywood producer; and supersized pro players eager for a vicarious taste of war. Among these faces Billy sees those of his family - his worried sisters and broken father - and Shroom, the philosophical sergeant who opened Billy´s mind and died in his arms. Over the course of this day, Billy will begin to understand difficult truths about himself, his country, his struggling family, and his brothers-in-arms soldiers both dead and alive. In the final few hours before returning to Iraq, Billy will drink and brawl, yearn for home and mourn those missing, face a heart-wrenching decision, and discover pure love and a bitter wisdom far beyond his years. Poignant, riotously funny, and exquisitely heartbreaking, Billy Lynn´s Long Halftime Walk is a searing and powerful novel that has cemented Ben Fountain´s reputation as one of the 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002848/bk_harp_002848_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.