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Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odd...
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Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi-day events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. Well, the men were hailed. Female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised for what the press portrayed as silly efforts to horn in on a manly, and deadly, pursuit.Fly Girls recounts how a cadre of women banded together to break the original glass ceiling: the entrenched prejudice that conspired to keep them out of the sky.O´Brien weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout who worked for a dry cleaner in Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcee; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at the constraints of her blue blood family´s expectations; and Louise Thaden, the mother of two young kids who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to race against the men - and in 1936 one of them would triumph in the toughest race of all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002170/bk_high_002170_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The New Yorker (September 3 & 10, 2007): Part 1...
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There are eight articles in the first part of this double issue:COMMENT´´The Lobby´´, by David Remnick: On the U.S./ Israel relationship.ON THE STUMP´´Escapism Express´´, by Ben McGrath: Talking sports with John McCain.CAPITALISM DEPT.´´High-Water Marks´´, by Rebecca Mead: A hedge-fund regatta.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´The Unfriendly Skies´´, by James Surowiecki: On airline woes.A REPORTER AT LARGE´´The Jefferson Bottles´´, by Patrick Radden Keefe: How much rare old wine can one man find?ON TELEVISION´´Screwed Up´´, by Nancy Franklin: Reviews of Californication and Tell Me You Love Me.POP MUSIC´´Travelling Man´´, by Sasha Frere-Jones: Manu Chao´s global vision.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Eastern, Western´´, by David Denby: Reviews of The Nanny Diaries and 3:10 to Yuma. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/070829/pe_nyer_070829_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Fly Low, Fly Fast: Inside the Reno Air Races , ...
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A behind-the-scenes look at the fast and furious world of airplane racing, Fly Low, Fly Fast vividly depicts a classic season in the unlimited championships of the Reno Air Races, chronicling the history of the sport from the 1930s and capturing the wild personalities who participate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Gandt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148741/bk_acx0_148741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Spanish Phrasebook: 350 Easy Spanish Phrases: L...
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Learn Spanish Quick and Easy! If you are interested in learning Spanish quick and easy, then you need to listen to this book! The problem with most phrase books is that they are teaching the wrong phrases or at least uncommon phrases. This book is full of the most common phrases you will use while speaking Spanish. In this book you learn Spanish phrases about: Differences between English & Spanish Basic Spanish lessons Numbers Time & date Family Directions Greetings Jobs & education Hotels & lodging Feelings Eating, drinking, & nightlife Hobbies & sports Common questions & answers Reacting to good news Clothing & appearance Problem solving The body Airplanes & airports Sentence starters Shopping & negotiating Dating & personal relationships Download your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claudia R. Barrett, Rebecca Maria. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051172/bk_acx0_051172_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Spanish Phrase Book: 1001 Easy Spanish Phrases:...
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Learn Spanish Quick and Easy! If you are interested in learning Spanish quick and easy, then you need to listen to this book! The problem with most phrase books is that they are teaching the wrong phrases or at least uncommon phrases. This book is full of the most common phrases you will use while speaking Spanish. In this book you will learn Spanish phrases about: Differences between English & Spanish Basic Spanish lessons Numbers Time & date Family Directions Greetings Jobs & education Hotels & lodging Feelings Eating, drinking, & nightlife Hobbies & sports Common questions & answers Reacting to good news Clothing & appearance Problem solving The body Airplanes & airports Sentence starters Shopping & negotiating Dating & personal relationships Download your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claudia R. Barrett, Rebecca Maria. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050870/bk_acx0_050870_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Fly Girls (Young Readers Edition): How Five Dar...
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The untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s - and won. Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multiday events, and cities vied with one another to host them. The pilots themselves were hailed as dashing heroes who cheerfully stared death in the face. Well, the men were hailed. Female pilots were more often ridiculed than praised for what the press portrayed as silly efforts to horn in on a manly, and deadly, pursuit. Fly Girls recounts how a cadre of women banded together to break the original glass ceiling: the entrenched prejudice that conspired to keep them out of the sky. O´Brien weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout who worked for a dry cleaner in Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama divorcee; Amelia Earhart, the most famous, but not necessarily the most skilled; Ruth Nichols, who chafed at the constraints of her blue-blood family´s expectations; and Louise Thaden, the mother of two young kids who got her start selling coal in Wichita. Together, they fought for the chance to race against the men - and in 1936, one of them would triumph in the toughest race of all. Like Hidden Figures and Girls of Atomic City, Fly Girls celebrates a little-known slice of history in which tenacious, trailblazing women braved all obstacles to achieve greatness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/012960/bk_reco_012960_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everythin...
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Just when you thought that it was safe to start showing off again, John Lloyd and John Mitchinson are back with another busload of mistakes and misunderstandings. Here is a new collection of simple, perfectly obvious questions you´ll be quite certain you know the answers to. Whether it´s history, science, sports, geography, literature, language, medicine, the classics, or common wisdom, you´ll be astonished to discover that everything you thought you knew is still hopelessly wrong.For example, do you know who made the first airplane flight? How many legs does an octopus have? How much water should you drink every day? What is the chance of tossing a coin and it landing on heads? What happens if you leave a tooth in a glass of Coke overnight? What is house dust mostly made from? What was the first dishwasher built to do? What color are oranges? Who in the world is most likely to kill you?Whatever your answers to the questions above, you can be sure that everything you think you know is wrong. The Second Book of General Ignorance is a must-have for everyone who knows they don´t know everything and an ideal stick with which to beat people who think they do. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julian Elfer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015794/bk_tant_015794_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and...
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Based on a popular ESPN Magazine article - optioned by Disney films, a finalist for a National Magazine Award and chosen by Dave Eggers for inclusion in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011 - the astonishing true story of Phiona Mutesi, a teenager from the slums of Kampala, Uganda, who - inspired by an unlikely mentor, a war refugee turned missionary - becomes an international chess champion. Phiona Mutesi sleeps in a decrepit shack with her mother and four siblings and struggles to find a single meal each day. Phiona has been in and out of school her whole life because her mother cannot afford it, so she is only now learning to read and write. Phiona Mutesi is also one of the best chess players in the world. One day in 2005, while searching for food, nine-year-old Phiona followed her brother to a dusty veranda where she met Robert Katende, another child of the Ugandan slums, who works for an American organization that offers relief and religion through sports. Robert introduced Phiona to the game of chess and soon recognized her immense talent. By the age of 11 Phiona was her country’s junior chess champion and at 15, her country’s national champion. In September of 2010 she traveled to Siberia, just her second time ever on an airplane, to compete in the Chess Olympiad, the world’s most prestigious team chess event. Phiona’s dream is to one day become a grandmaster, the most elite title in chess, and to blaze a trail out of Katwe that other children in Robert’s chess community can follow. But to reach that goal, she must grapple with everyday life in one of the world’s most unstable countries, a place where girls are taught to be mothers, not dreamers, and the threats of AIDS, kidnapping, and starvation loom over the people of Katwe. Acclaimed sports journalist Tim Crothers has written a riveting and inspiring account of one girl’s improbable journey to becoming a chess champion. The Queen of Katwe 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Miles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006133/bk_sans_006133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Ann Liguori´s Audio Hall of Fame: Ted Williams,...
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Ted Williams defined excellence in whatever he took on. Whether he was playing left field in the major leagues, or flying an airplane, Williams would not settle for second-best. He played 21 seasons with the Boston Red Sox in a career interrupted two times by service as a Marine Corps pilot. He is widely considered one of the greatest hitters in baseball, was a two-time American League MVP, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1941, he batted over .400 in a single season and no one has touched the record since. Ironically, Williams attributes the secret of his success to ´pure luck.´ Here, Williams is interviewed in Boston during All-Star Week by Ann Liguori, award-winning luminary in sports broadcasting with a celebrated career that spans two decades. Liguori has interviewed some of the most legendary sports personalities, drawing out their success stories, their opinions on a variety of issues, and their love of the game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Liguori. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/made/000307/sp_made_000307_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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