Few people in the history of college sports have been more influential or had a bigger impact than Lou Holtz. Winner of the three national Coach of the Year honors, the only coach ever to lead six different schools to season-ending bowl games, and the ninth-winningest coach in college football history, Holtz is still teaching and coaching, although he is no longer on the gridiron. In his most telling work to date, the man still known as ´´Coach´´ by all who cross his path reveals what motivated a rail-thin 135-pound kid with marginal academic credentials and a pronounced speech impediment to play and coach college football, and to become one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in history. With unflinching honesty and his trademark dry wit, Holtz goes deep, giving us the intimate details of the people who shaped his life and the decisions he would make that shaped the lives of so many others. His is a storied career, and Holtz provides a frank and inside look at the challenges he overcame to turn around the programs at William and Mary, North Carolina State, Arkansas, and Minnesota. From growing up in East Liverpool, Ohio, to his early days as a graduate assistant at the University of Iowa, to his national championship runs at Notre Dame and his final seasons on the sidelines in South Carolina, Lou Holtz gives his best, a poignant, funny, and instructive look into a life well lived. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lou Holtz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001312/bk_harp_001312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory´s million-copy-plus bestselling memoir-now in trade paperback for the first time. ´´Powerful and ugly and beautiful...a moving story of a man who deeply wants a world without malice and hate and is doing something about it.´´-The New York Times Fifty-five years ago, in 1964, an incredibly honest and revealing memoir by one of the America´s best-loved comedians and activists, Dick Gregory, was published. With a shocking title and breathtaking writing, Dick Gregory defined a genre and changed the way race was discussed in America. Telling stories that range from his hardscrabble childhood in St. Louis to his pioneering early days as a comedian to his indefatigable activism alongside Medgar Evers and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Gregory´s memoir riveted readers in the sixties. In the years and decades to come, the stories and lessons became more relevant than ever, and the book attained the status of a classic. The book has sold over a million copies and become core text about race relations and civil rights, continuing to inspire readers everywhere with Dick Gregory´s incredible story about triumphing over racism and poverty to become an American legend.
From the author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. A young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to teach visits a black youth on death row for a crime he didn´t commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting.
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Catherine Schell has lived a life more dramatic and colourful than any of her many acting roles. Her story sweeps from her birth during an Allied bombing raid in Budapest to life under postwar Russian occupation, escape, and life as a refugee in Austria; a strict convent school life in America; and on to Germany, where she became an actress. Whilst international fame would follow through roles in the James Bond and Pink Panther franchises as well as the iconic role of Maya in popular sci-fi series Space: 1999, the story off camera is altogether more human and real. An abusive husband, her father´s surrender to Alzheimer´s, her brother´s paranoid schizophrenia, and a dominant and passionate mother all play their parts in her tale. Told engagingly and with warmth, there are highs and lows, laughter and tears, and lessons learnt as a survivor...in a life where she has been A Constant Alien. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine Schell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lbrk/000056/bk_lbrk_000056_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Compelling from cover to cover, this is the story of one of the most recorded and beloved jazz trumpeters of all time. With unsparing honesty and a superb eye for detail, Clark Terry, born in 1920, takes us from his impoverished childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where jazz could be heard everywhere, to the smoke-filled small clubs and carnivals across the Jim Crow South where he got his start, and on to worldwide acclaim. Terry takes us behind the scenes of jazz history as he introduces scores of legendary greats - Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, Doc Severinsen, Ray Charles, Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Coleman Hawkins, Zoot Sims, and Dianne Reeves, among many others. Terry also reveals much about his own personal life, his experiences with racism, how he helped break the color barrier in 1960 when he joined the Tonight Show band on NBC, and why--at ninety years old - his students from around the world still call and visit him for lessons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004965/bk_adbl_004965_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Grammy Award-winning narrator Janis Ian personally selected this work to follow the success of Society´s Child. The Singer and the Song includes a performance of Joy Is Like the Rain´´ and other songs penned by Miriam Therese Winter, and also an original song written by Janis Ian. The author and narrator, supported by friends who formed an interfaith chorus in the studio, perform a classic spiritual memoir in a way that will inspire anyone interested in living a life of love and service. Miriam Therese Winter - award-winning musician, author, and missionary - is a four-time Catholic Book Award-winner. She shares her experiences of becoming a Sister, working with starving children in Ethiopia and with refugees in Cambodia, of exploring the mysteries of India and the wonders of God in her own backyard, of having breast cancer and having hope. She also illumines new aspects of community, Eucharist, the word and spirit, water and the stars, spiritual blessedness, and much more. Each chapter is like a short story, complete in itself but revealing new aspects of the author´s life and vision. Each one begins with a personal experience and segues into a spiritual lesson that will resonate in your mind and heart. You´ll come to know Miriam Therese Winter as a friend and, in the process, understand more about your own life and the purpose God has for you. The author is a professor of liturgy, worship, and spirituality at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janis Ian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013074/bk_adbl_013074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From an early age, Anonymous began experiencing miracles as a regular part of his extraordinary life. From being run down on purpose by a Lincoln Continental and viewing the aftermath from the sky 20 feet above the accident in an out-of-body experience, to having his most secret thoughts read by a madman on the National Mall, to meeting Ram Dass by personal invitation and having Ram Dass´s own guru, Neem Karoli Baba, speak to him inside of his own mind, Anonymous has experienced occurrences others can only imagine. Now, in Autobiography of a Nobody, Anonymous relates many of the miracles that have made his life so strange, amazing, and magical. If you are interested in how miraculous and paranormal reality can be, or if you simply want to know firsthand what it is like to talk to a German Shepherd dog and have it answer back, then this little audiobook will amaze and delight you through each miraculous life lesson shared in Anonymous´ easygoing and friendly conversational style. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anonymous. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044677/bk_acx0_044677_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
American Entrepreneur follows the amazing life of Bill Joiner, a true self-made businessman in the best American tradition. From wild early days in Texas to a life of service to God and his church, Joiner blazes his own path through hunting, sports, adventure, and his love of life. Joiner´s say-yes, can-do attitude leads to adventures across the United States, Japan, and Europe. He creates businesses from home construction to insurance to oil, and each contributes lessons through the ups and downs of fortune as he develops his personal moral compass. Throughout all, God´s love and guidance keep him on a path of service, just as his love for his own children is rewarded through his pride in their successes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Reeves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048782/bk_acx0_048782_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.