The Warrior Is Silent:Martial Arts and the Spiritual Path Inner Traditions Scott Shaw
At ten, David Shaw, a silent and observant little boy already fluent in half a dozen languages, was being dragged through the capitals of Europe by a diplomat father and a beautiful scatterbrained mother. At twenty, in the midst of the troubled 1960s, David abruptly disappeared from his Ivy League college - to be reborn as Jan Van Zee, amiable Dutch drifter, making his way around Europe and working as an occasional courier for a syndicate of smugglers. At thirty he is cruelly betrayed and left for dead by the syndicate, and now lives only for revenge against an apparently all-powerful and invulnerable foe. Reverting to his true identity, David returns to America to claim his vast inheritance, and sets out to execute a consummate vengeance against each of the syndicate´s three bosses
Paris, 1894. In a moment of impulse, Lisette Decourt flees her home and family on the eve of her marriage to a man who has betrayed her. She attaches herself to a travelling ´´Lanternist´´, Daniel Shaw, whose ´´Magic Lantern´´ show is a precursor of silent movies. Lisette is fascinated by Daniel´s art and, though adamant that she will never fall in love again, is irresistibly attracted to the magnetic Englishman. Though fate intervenes to separate them, Lisette cannot forget Daniel. She builds a new life for herself as an independent career woman. When a chance encounter reunites them, Daniel realises that she has the magic, elusive quality that will make her a star. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Cater. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/000488/bk_isis_000488_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week, Studio 360 is broadcasting from 1914, covering the cultural happenings of a remarkable year. Charlie Chaplin debuted the Tramp, the character who defines the silent film era, in that year; one of America´s great newspaper cartoonists invented the first animated character, Gertie the dinosaur; and George Bernard Shaw opened a front in the war between the sexes with Pygmalion. Tarzan debuted in 1914, and Jack Handey reimagines him trading the trees for the urban jungle. Plus, the assassination in Sarajevo that sparked the Great War is recalled by writer Aleksandar Hemon, whose forebear was in the crowd that fateful day. [Broadcast Date: December 27, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/141227/rt_stud_141227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week, Studio 360 is broadcasting from 1914, covering the cultural happenings of a remarkable year. Charlie Chaplin debuted the Tramp, the character who defines the silent film era, in that year; one of America’s great newspaper cartoonists invented the first animated character, Gertie the dinosaur; and George Bernard Shaw opened a front in the war between the sexes with Pygmalion. Tarzan debuted in 1914, and Jack Handey reimagines him trading the trees for the urban jungle. Plus, the assassination in Sarajevo that sparked the Great War is recalled by writer Aleksandar Hemon, whose forebear was in the crowd that fateful day. [Broadcast Date: June 28, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/140628/rt_stud_140628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionLittle Voices Christmas brings together five fun festive songs specially selected and arranged in two parts for young groups and choirs. The included CD contains compete vocal and Piano versions plus Piano-only accompaniments to each song. Each themed book in the Little Voices series contains five songs that make a perfect introduction to part-singing for beginner groups.No frills, good quality music appropriately arranged for young choirs, this songbook delivers exactly what is promised. It also represents excellent value for money. - Sarah Shaw, Music Teacher MagazineSonglistAll I Want For Christmas Is You [Carey, Mariah] [Afanasieff, Walter]I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus [Connor, Tommie]Little Saint Nick [Beach Boys, The]Silent Night [Gruber, Franz]Silent Night [Gruber, Franz] [Mohr, Josef]We Wish You a Merry Christmas [Traditional]
When the 1944 presidential election campaign geared up late that spring, Franklin D. Roosevelt had already been in office longer than any other president. Sensing likely weakness, the Republicans mounted an energetic and expensive campaign, hitting hard at FDR’s liberal domestic policies and the ongoing cost of World War II. Despite gravely deteriorating health, FDR and his feisty running mate, the unexpected Harry Truman, campaigned vigorously against young governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York and old-line Ohio governor John Bricker. Roosevelt’s charm and wit, as well as the military successes in Europe and the Pacific, contributed to his sweeping electoral victory. But the hard-fought campaign would soon take its toll on America’s only four-term president. Preeminent historian and biographer Stanley Weintraub recaptures FDR’s striking last campaign and the year’s momentous events, from the rainy city streets where Roosevelt, his legs paralyzed by polio since 1922, rode in an open car, to the battlefronts where the commander-in-chief’s forces were closing in on Hitler and Hirohito. Weintraub, as he has done in all his biographies, brings to life the man and his times, capturing those small but telling details that inform and delight. The result is unforgettable. About the author: Stanley Weintraub is a National Book Award finalist, professor emeritus of arts and humanities at Penn State University, and the author of numerous histories and biographies, including Silent Night and 11 Days in December. Editor of a 10-volume edition on the works of George Bernard Shaw, he lives in Newark, Delaware. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Kramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005056/bk_blak_005056_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Christmas 1941 came little more than two weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The shock - in some cases overseas, elation - was worldwide. While Americans attempted to go about celebrating as usual, the reality of the just-declared war was on everybody’s mind. United States troops on Wake Island were battling a Japanese landing force and, in the Philippines, losing the fight to save Luzon. In Japan, the Pearl Harbor strike force returned to Hiroshima Bay and toasted its sweeping success. Across the Atlantic, much of Europe was frozen under grim Nazi occupation. Just three days before Christmas, Churchill surprised Roosevelt with an unprecedented trip to Washington, where they jointly lit the White House Christmas tree. As the two Allied leaders met to map out a winning wartime strategy, the most remarkable Christmas of the century played out across the globe. Pearl Harbor Christmas is a deeply moving and inspiring story about what it was like to live through a holiday season few would ever forget. Stanley Weintraub is a National Book Award finalist, professor emeritus of arts and humanities at Penn State University, and the author of numerous histories and biographies, including Silent Night, and 11 Days in December. Editor of a ten-volume edition on the works of George Bernard Shaw, he lives in Newark, Delaware. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004602/bk_blak_004602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Secret. A Bicycle. A Promise. While the elusive Secret Symphony of Giovanni St. John captivated the world´s fascination, it left his daughter closed away in the Silent House; she, the one who holds the fullness of truth about the ninth symphony. Now Aria St. John is determined to not only break free of the loss that has defined her, but to honor her father through one final gift in his last days. On the tiny Isle of Espoir, only one man can help in her quest: James Shaw, the village blacksmith and the lost friend of her childhood. Will they be able to overcome the tragedy that separated them before it´s too late? Written to slip easily into the stolen moments of the busy holiday season, this enchanting novelette delves into the miracle of second chances, the gift of God´s healing redemption, and the joy of the unexpected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachael Beresford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044210/bk_acx0_044210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.