Representing the Good Neighbor:Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream Carol A. Hess
Good Green Jobs in a Global Economy:Making and Keeping New Industries in the United States David J. Hess
The Good Spirit of Yellowstone: Rebecca Netzel
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse Conversation Starters In November 2012, a fire burned down an abandoned house in Accomack County, Virginia. This turned out to be just the start of a series of fires that threatened the community for five straight months. After 86 fires, lovers Charlie Smith and Tonya Harding were caught as arsonists. Award-winning Washington Post writer Monica Hesse tells the story of their combustible love and the community that depended on its human connections to survive the fires and the economic decline that their county faced. This mesmerizing and masterfully written national bestseller takes a look at the soul of rural America and its nationwide implications. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before
The passionate account of a young man´s growing awareness of his own identity, of his involvement in the secret and dangerous world of petty crime, and how, influenced by a precocious schoolmate, he rebels against convention and discovers not only the great joy of independence, but his own new powers for good and evil. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael A. Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002299/bk_acx0_002299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Demian is a coming-of-age story that follows a young boy´s maturation as he grapples with good and evil, lightness and darkness, and forges alternatives to the ever-present corruption and suffering that he sees all around him. Crucial to this development are his relationships with a series of older mentors, of who the titular Demian is the most charismatic, otherworldly and ultimately influential. Many have noted the influence of Jungian psychology upon this novel and it is fascinating to see Herman Hesse´s interests in the self, existence and free will play out through through the lens of early twentieth-century Europe; Christian imagery and themes are ever-present, as is the shadow of the First World War.
The photos of the deportation of the local Jews from Lörrach and its environs on October 22, 1940 preserved in the Lörrach Municipal Archive are devastating documents. They were taken during the deportation of more than 6,500 Jews in Southwest Germany in the autumn of 1940. The pictures that capture the auctions of property from the victims´ homes are especially significant. The photos published here, taken by a policeman, show the perpetrators and the organization of their crimes. They demonstrate that these acts were committed largely in public, before the eyes of hundreds of bystanders. They document the crowds who thronged the auctions of the household goods of deported Jews in Lörrach, evidence of the monstrous indifference of many Germans to the fate of the German Jews.
Mike White wrote the screenplay for the film Schoolof Rock, about a failed rock musician who pretends tobe a substitute teacher. His other film credits include theaward-winning Chuck & Buck, in which he also starred, The Good Girl, and Orange County. His next film project, Nacho Libre, which stars Jack Black and is being directed by Jared Hess, begins shooting this fall.Cressida Leyshon is the deputy fiction editor of TheNew Yorker. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike White, Cressida Leyshon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nyev/000019/sp_nyev_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.