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For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Mu...
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It was a crime that shocked the nation: the brutal murder in Chicago in 1924 of a child by two wealthy college students who killed solely for the thrill of the experience. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were intellectuals - too smart, they believed, for the police to catch them. When they were apprehended, state's attorney Robert Crowe was certain that no defense could save the ruthless killers from the gallows. But the families of the confessed murderers hired Clarence Darrow, entrusting the lives of their sons to the most famous lawyer in America in what would be one of the most sensational criminal trials in the history of American justice. Set against the backdrop of the 1920s - a time of prosperity, self-indulgence, and hedonistic excess in a lawless city on the brink of anarchy - For the Thrill of It draws the listener into a world of speakeasies and flappers, of gangsters and gin parties, with a spellbinding narrative of Jazz Age murder and mystery. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin T. Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029126/bk_adbl_029126_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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For the Thrill of It
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For the Thrill of It ab 9.99 € als epub eBook: Leopold Loeb and the Murder That Shocked Jazz Age Chicago. Aus dem Bereich: eBooks, Geschichte & Dokus,

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The Ghosts of Eden Park
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The Ghosts of Eden Park ab 14.49 € als epub eBook: The Bootleg King the Women Who Pursued Him and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America. Aus dem Bereich: eBooks, Geschichte & Dokus,

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Dal Segno , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 426min
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On the verge of turning 40, former Marine Cameron "Cam" Warren didn’t expect to be walking onto a community college campus to spend a year playing music. Instead of enjoying her career, Cam is still mourning the tragic death of her partner and fellow Marine Sharon. Five years have now passed but she is no further forward in dealing with her grief. Cam knows she needs to change so she can heal. Will taking a sabbatical to play the drums allow her to live fully again, connecting her to emotions in ways her autism has always prevented?Jazz pianist and teacher Laura Clark has had enough of city life on the east coast and yearns for the quiet beauty of Colorado. When a faculty position opens at a small community college in Ft. Collins, she jumps at the chance to start a new life. However, what she couldn’t predict was that one of her star students was about to walk back into her life, 20 years later. When Cam is introduced to the new jazz ensemble director she is shocked to see her high school music teacher, a thousand miles away from the small town where Ms. Clark first introduced her to jazz. But Cam is no longer a kid, and as their chemistry grows stronger, Cam has to choose which path her life will take - will she choose love or will she choose fear? Dal Segno is a lesbian romance that shows the power of revisiting the past to create a completely different result. Everything changes the second time around....                       1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155125/bk_acx0_155125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The World of Tomorrow , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 10...
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Three brothers caught up in a whirlwind week of love, blackmail, and betrayal culminating in an assassination plot, set in prewar New York. June 1939. Francis Dempsey and his shell-shocked brother Michael are on an ocean liner from Ireland bound for their brother Martin's home in New York City, having stolen a small fortune from the IRA. During the week that follows, the lives of these three brothers collide spectacularly with big-band jazz musicians, a talented but fragile heiress, a Jewish street photographer facing a return to Nazi-occupied Prague, a vengeful mob boss, and the ghosts of their own family's revolutionary past. When Tom Cronin, an erstwhile assassin forced into one last job, tracks the brothers down, their lives begin to fracture. Francis must surrender to blackmail or have his family suffer fatal consequences. Michael, wandering alone, turns to Lilly Bloch, a heartsick artist, to recover his lost memory. And Martin and his wife, Rosemary, try to salvage their marriage and, ultimately, the lives of the other Dempseys. From the smoky jazz joints of Harlem to the Plaza Hotel, from the garrets of artists in the Bowery to the shadowy warehouses of mobsters in Hell's Kitchen, Brendan Mathews brings prewar New York to vivid, pulsing life while the sweeping and intricate storytelling of this remarkable debut reveals an America that blithely hoped it could avoid another catastrophic war and focus instead on the promise of the World's Fair: a peaceful, prosperous "World of Tomorrow". 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Halstead. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003380/bk_hach_003380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Three-Martini Lunch , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 1013min
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From the author of the "thrilling" (The Christian Science Monitor) novel The Other Typist comes an evocative, multilayered story of ambition, success, and secrecy in 1950s New York. In 1958, Greenwich Village buzzes with beatniks, jazz clubs, and new ideas - the ideal spot for three ambitious young people to meet. Cliff Nelson, the son of a successful book editor, is convinced he's the next Kerouac, if only his father would notice. Eden Katz dreams of being an editor but is shocked when she encounters roadblocks to that ambition. And Miles Tillman, a talented black writer from Harlem, seeks to learn the truth about his father's past, finding love in the process. Though different from one another, all three share a common goal: to succeed in the competitive and uncompromising world of book publishing. As they reach for what they want, they come to understand what they must sacrifice, conceal, and betray to achieve their goals, learning they must live with the consequences of their choices. In Three-Martini Lunch, Suzanne Rindell has written both a pause-resisting morality tale and a captivating look at a stylish, demanding era - and a world steeped in tradition that's poised for great upheaval. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Damron, J. D. Jackson, Rebecca Lowman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002786/bk_peng_002786_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Fracture
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When the Great War ended in 1918, the West was broken. Religious faith, patriotism and the belief in human progress had all been called into question by the mass carnage experienced by both sides. Shell shocked and traumatized, the West faced a world it no longer recognized: the old order had collapsed, replaced by an age of machines. The world hurtled forward on gears and crankshafts, and terrifying new ideologies arose from the wreckage of past belief. In Fracture, critically acclaimed historian Philipp Blom argues that in the aftermath of the First World War, citizens of the West directed their energies inwards, launching into hedonistic, aesthetic and intellectual adventures of self-discovery. It was a period of both bitter disillusionment and visionary progress. From Surrealism to Oswald Spengler's The Decline of the West; from Fritz Lang's Metropolis to theoretical physics, and from Art Deco to Jazz and the Charleston dance, artists, scientists and philosophers grappled with the question of how to live and what to believe in a broken age. Morbid symptoms emerged simultaneously from the decay of the First World War: progress and innovation were everywhere met with increasing racism and xenophobia. America closed its borders to European refugees and turned away from the desperate poverty caused by the Great Depression. On both sides of the Atlantic, disenchanted voters flocked to Communism and fascism, forming political parties based on violence and revenge that presaged the horror of a new World War. Vividly recreating this era of unparalleled ambition, artistry and innovation, Blom captures the seismic shifts that defined the interwar period and continue to shape our world today.

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Fracture
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When the Great War ended in 1918, the West was broken. Religious faith, patriotism and the belief in human progress had all been called into question by the mass carnage experienced by both sides. Shell shocked and traumatized, the West faced a world it no longer recognized: the old order had collapsed, replaced by an age of machines. The world hurtled forward on gears and crankshafts, and terrifying new ideologies arose from the wreckage of past belief. In Fracture, critically acclaimed historian Philipp Blom argues that in the aftermath of the First World War, citizens of the West directed their energies inwards, launching into hedonistic, aesthetic and intellectual adventures of self-discovery. It was a period of both bitter disillusionment and visionary progress. From Surrealism to Oswald Spengler's The Decline of the West; from Fritz Lang's Metropolis to theoretical physics, and from Art Deco to Jazz and the Charleston dance, artists, scientists and philosophers grappled with the question of how to live and what to believe in a broken age. Morbid symptoms emerged simultaneously from the decay of the First World War: progress and innovation were everywhere met with increasing racism and xenophobia. America closed its borders to European refugees and turned away from the desperate poverty caused by the Great Depression. On both sides of the Atlantic, disenchanted voters flocked to Communism and fascism, forming political parties based on violence and revenge that presaged the horror of a new World War. Vividly recreating this era of unparalleled ambition, artistry and innovation, Blom captures the seismic shifts that defined the interwar period and continue to shape our world today.

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End of the Line , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 218min
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Guns blaze as an old gunfighter takes on '30's era big city gangsters. The gunman simply known as McKibbon, a legend in the mob wars of the early twentieth century has slipped into an uncomfortable retirement in unlikely Pittsburgh. But it is 1936 and America and in the midst of the depression the East's best young men have moved away seeking work so an old adversary, Pittsburgh mobster Edgar McFaul, has a job for him. A lowly errand runner has stolen some money and fled to the West, the region where Mckibbon's violent career had started many decades before. A career that has bridged from the banditry of the old West to the violent mob wars of the Jazz age. McKibbon unpacks his pearl handled revolvers once more and leaves the East heading West to the land of his youth. He corners his quarry in an almost deserted Nevada town where the construction of the Tri State Railroad line had faltered many years before. McKibbon is shocked to discover that the fugitive, Paul, has dragged his young son, Ryan, along in his misadventures. Holed up in the towns only Hotel, the fugitives have tried to make a life of sorts for themselves among the rest of the discarded people who have made their way to Cahill, Nevada. A ruthless band of mercenaries has arrived, intent on gaining the bounty for Paul's death and for the retrieval of the stolen money. Tired and no longer confident in his abilities, Mckibbon's first instinct is to move on as he often has in the past, but some caring part inside has been triggered by the boy's plight. This aging warrior soon finds himself preparing to face down the bounty hunters in this Western setting. The story mixing the character and style of the golden age of Westerns with modern grittiness steams to an stunning conclusion as the characters find themselves hurtling toward the end of the line. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elijah Burden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098606/bk_acx0_098606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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