In this long-awaited memoir, the beloved author of the best-selling Tales of the City series chronicles his odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco and his evolution from curious youth to groundbreaking writer and gay rights pioneer. Also included is an exclusive conversation between Maupin and best-selling author Neil Gaiman. Born in the mid-20th century and raised in the heart of conservative North Carolina, Armistead Maupin lost his virginity to another man ´´on the very spot where the first shots of the Civil War were fired´´. Realizing that the South was too small for him, this son of a traditional lawyer packed his earthly belongings into his Opel GT (including a beloved portrait of a Confederate ancestor) and took to the road in search of adventure. It was a journey that would lead him from a homoerotic Navy initiation ceremony in the jungles of Vietnam to that strangest of strange lands: San Francisco in the early 1970s. Reflecting on the profound impact those closest to him have had on his life, Maupin shares his candid search for his ´´logical family´´, the people he could call his own. ´´Sooner or later, we have to venture beyond our biological family to find our logical one, the one that actually makes sense for us,´´ he writes. ´´We have to, if we are to live without squandering our lives.´´ From his loving relationship with his palm-reading Grannie who insisted Maupin was the reincarnation of her artistic bachelor cousin, Curtis, to an awkward conversation about girls with President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, Maupin tells of the extraordinary individuals and situations that shaped him into one of the most influential writers of the last century. Maupin recalls his losses and life-changing experiences with humor and unflinching honesty and brings to life flesh-and-blood characters as endearing and unforgettable as the vivid, fraught men and women who populate his enchanting novels. What emerges is an i 1. Language: English. Narrator: Armistead Maupin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006268/bk_harp_006268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maps for Family and Local History (2nd Edition):The Records of the Tithe Valuation Office and National Farm Surveys Second Edition William Foot/ Geraldine Beech/ Rose Mitchell
Francis O´Neill is an IRA terrorist - and he will kill for the cause. Gentleman Joe is his boss - and he wants power. Liam is his brother - and he wants money. Richard is the British intelligence officer - and he wants to recruit him. Bridget is his wife - and she wants to get out. A Traitor in the Family is the story of a man who remains devoted to a cause while everyone around him gives in to temptation.... Audio updated as of January 2018. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ciarán McMenamin, Lisa Hogg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000914/bk_pauk_000914_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Unternehmer erhalten durch dieses Buch entscheidenden Rat in der Frage, welche Art von Family Office für sie passt. Wichtige Fragen sind: Welche Leistungen kann das Family Office erbringen? Welche Rechtsform soll das Family Office haben und wie soll es strukturiert sein? Was kann es zum Familienmanagement beitragen? Wer darf wann welche Leistungen zu welchem Preis beziehen? Wer darf entscheiden und wann? Wer bekommt Informationen und zu welchem Zeitpunkt? Fundiert und praxiserprobt zeigen die Autoren die wichtigsten Aufgaben und Ausgestaltungsmöglichkeiten auf. Auch Family Officer und Berater erhalten wertvolle Hinweise, ergänzt durch ausgewählte Interviews mit Unternehmern und Spezialisten.
First day at work, blue-eyed boy meets bleary-eyed corporate world. And as the day unfolds, he discovers that although surprise is the quintessential word to describe day one, shock is an altogether different story. An anytime, anywhere listen, Office Shocks is a quirky and comical account of a young, impatient and opinionated B-school graduate who enters the corporate world and discovers it in all its backstage glory. He encounters a stereotypical yet unusual ensemble: the fickle-minded boss, the girl who got fired, the flirtatious colleagues, the dreaded lunch-sharing saint, the erudite two-timing family man, and much more on what turns out to be the most shocking first day at work. Accompany Aniket through a tie-suit carnival which turns out to be a laugh riot. If you´ve ever had a bad day at work, listen on to put ´em worries away and have a good laugh! A quicky take on India´s IT sector. Sarcastic, witty and humorous. Perfect for a quick weekend listen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Shah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029030/bk_adbl_029030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Investment behavior of German Single Family Offices and Foundations towards Venture Capital with a focus on the life sciences sector:A qualitative analysis Hao Nam Nguyen
Protect and Survive:This booklet tells you how to make your home and family as safe as possible under nuclear attack Central Office Of Information
At 72 Chepstow Villas lives the Motley family: Leonard, the assistant manager of Whiteley´s; his gentle wife, Gwen; ´´new woman´´ daughter, Madge; and son, Dicky. Into their comfortable Edwardian world comes a sinister threat of murder and a charismatic stranger who will change their lives forever. Great-granddaughter to Charles Dickens, Monica (1915-1992) was born into an upper-middle-class family. Disillusioned with the world she was brought up in - she was expelled from St Paul´s Girls´ School in London for throwing her school uniform over Hammersmith Bridge - Dickens then decided to go into service, despite coming from the privileged class; her experiences as a cook and general servant would form the nucleus of her first book, One Pair Of Hands, in 1939. Dickens married an American Navy officer, Roy O. Stratton, and spent much of her adult life in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., but the majority of writing continued to be set in Britain. Her book of 1953, No More Meadows, reflected her work with the NSPCC and she later helped to found the American Samaritans in Massachusetts. Between 1970 and 1971 she wrote a series of children´s books known as The World´s End series which dealt with rescuing animals, and to some extent children. After the death of her husband, in 1985, Dickens returned to England where she continued to write until her death, aged 77. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dominic Keating. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009178/bk_adbl_009178_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
CD on Bear Family RECORDS RECORDS by Various Artists - Bear Family RECORDS - A Taste Of Bear Family RECORDS Bear Family Records – Making old music feel young again! Since 1975, Bear Family has been reissuing state-of-the-art LPs and CDs. In fact, label founder Richard Weize has repeatedly said that if he had more money, he would only issue more records. Although associated with fanatically complete editions, Bear Family should be equally renowned for thematic compilations: check out the extensive single CD series and boxes devoted to subjects as diverse as the year-by-year history of R&B and soul music (´Blowin´ the Fuse,´ ´Sweet Soul Music´ and funk coming soon), the year-by-year history of country music (´Dim Lights, Thick Smoke & Hillbilly Music´); musical histories of the Vietnam War (´Next Stop Is Vietnam´) and nuclear age songs (´Atomic Platters´); Jewish music recorded in Germany during the Nazi era (´Beyond Recall´); calypso music recorded in Trinidad (´West Indian Rhythm´). Look out for Bear Family´s profiles of unjustly forgotten singer-songwriters like Jim Ford, and DVDs of classic blues, country and rock ´n´ roll artists, and so much more. And let´s not forget those career-encompassing or golden era-encompassing sets of rock ´n´ roll icons including Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Ricky Nelson, the Everly Brothers, Fats Domino, Bill Haley, Duane Eddy, or the Beatles´ Hamburg recordings. Or similarly definitive sets of country legends like the Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Wills, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, Flatt & Scruggs and Bill Monroe, to name a few. Or blues/R&B sets by Freddie King, Louis Jordan, the Platters, and many more. Bear Family has also devoted lavish boxes or definitive CDs to trailblazers, neglected geniuses, or simply great musicians who deserve to be better known. Perhaps only Bear Family would devote an entire box to artists like Jimmie Driftwood (the folklorist who composed Battle Of New Orleans ), Cliff Bruner andis Texas Wanderers, or risqué blues legend Julia Lee. These days, digital downloads and out-of-copyright laws have cheapened some of this great music, but at Bear Family it is always presented with the loving attention to detail that it deserves. Every set includes elements that no other reissues can touch: fabulously restored sound, lavishly illustrated booklets or hard-covered LP-size books with fanatically complete discographies, unpublished photos, and definitive texts from some of the world´s best writers. In some cases, you might be able to get the music cheaper elsewhere, but you will never get the 360-degree Bear Family experience anywhere else. Critic Dave Marsh said, ´´In the confines of my office are 52 Bear Family box sets. Each is a part of my life´s education, an example of how to do things not just completely but right, how to treasure music for the right reasons, not just because it´s a thrill.´´ And, finally, a word about Bear Family´s mail order business. There are 30,000 titles encompassing too many genres to mention. Hassle-free ordering. Worldwide shipping. And a reputation built on customer service since 1975! Bear Family Records – Number 1 in high quality reissues. Country, rockabilly, beat, soul, r&b; rock ´n´ roll, schlager, teenbeat, bluegrass, soul, western swing, cajun, calypso and much more… Here´s just a taste of what Bear Family Records has to offer: Charlie Walker – Honky Tonk Women It´s true that Charlie had second thoughts before recording this Rolling Stones classic, but we´re glad he did it because we think it´s the ultimate version. Our 5-CD Charlie Walker boxed set ´Pick Me Up On Your Way Down´ is a must-have for any serious fan of genuine honky tonk music! Louvin Brothers – Satan Is Real Harmony singing rarely gets any better than the Louvin Bros. Hailed as heroes by everyone from Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris to today´s young singing sensation First Aid Kit, the Louvins´ influence on truly great music is ongoing and never-ending. Our 8-CD boxed set ´Close Harmony´ presents their complete recordings. Buddy Covelle – Lorraine Loud, wild, and nearly out-of-control. That was Buddy Covelle. He´s on one of our 27-volume rockabilly series ´That´ll Flat Git It.´ Yes, that´s 27 individual volumes of primo rockabilly…with more planned. Check out the informative booklets and the best-ever sound quality! Big Joe Turner – Boogie Woogie Country Girl Bear Family has a deep catalog of
Chuck Dutton built Music City Salvage with patience and expertise, stripping historic properties and reselling their bones. Inventory is running low, so he´s thrilled when Augusta Withrow appears in his office offering salvage rights to her entire property. This could be a gold mine, so he assigns his daughter, Dahlia, to personally oversee the project. The crew finds a handful of surprises right away. Firstly, the place is in unexpectedly good shape. And then there´s the cemetery, about 30 fallen and overgrown graves dating to the early 1900s. Augusta insists that the cemetery is just a fake, a Halloween prank, so the city gives the go-ahead, the bulldozer revs up - and it turns up human remains. Augusta says she doesn´t know whose body it is or how many others might be present and refuses to answer any more questions. Then she stops answering the phone. But Dahlia´s concerns about the corpse and Augusta´s disappearance are overshadowed when she begins to realize that she and her crew are not alone, and they´re not welcome at the Withrow estate. They have no idea how much danger they´re in, but they´re starting to get an idea. On the crew´s third night in the house, a storm shuts down the only road to the property. The power goes out. Cell signals are iffy. There´s nowhere to go and no one Dahlia can call for help, even if anyone would believe that she and her crew are being stalked by a murderous phantom. Something at the Withrow mansion is angry and lost, and this is its last chance to raise hell before the house is gone forever. And it seems to be seeking permanent company. The Family Plot is a haunted house story for the ages - atmospheric, scary, and strange, with a modern Gothic sensibility to keep it fresh and interesting - from Cherie Priest, a modern master of supernatural fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Udall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023309/bk_adbl_023309_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Ultimate Single Family Office Guide:Investment Strategies Organization of Family Offices and Industry Insights Calvin de Montestin
The harrowing true story of Robbie Tolan, a young black man who was shot in the chest by a white police officer...in his own driveway. No Justice is the harrowing story of Robbie Tolan, who early on one New Year´s Eve morning, found himself being rushed to the hospital. A white police officer had shot him in the chest after mistakenly accusing him of stealing his own car...while in his own driveway. In a journey that took nearly a decade, Tolan and his family saw his case go before the United States Supreme Court in a groundbreaking decision, while Tolan struggled with how to put his life back together. Holding him together through this journey was the strength of his mother and father, his faith in God, and an impenetrable belief that he deserved justice like any other American who´d been wronged. No Justice is the story about what happened after the cameras and social media protests went away. Robbie Tolan was left with the physical and mental devastation from having his body violated by someone who was supposed to serve and protect him. His story reminds us that police brutality is not a theoretical talking point in a larger nationwide argument. This story is about Robbie Tolan courageously picking up the pieces of his life, even as he fights for justice for all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robbie Tolan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003673/bk_hach_003673_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.