The American Boys´ Book of Bugs, Butterflies and Beetles (Classic Reprint): Dan Beard
Old Bugs is a short story by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft, probably written shortly before July 1919. It was first published in the Arkham House volume ´´The Shuttered Room and Other Pieces´´ (1959). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Howard King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/008060/bk_edel_008060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Edgar Allan Poe, American poet and master of the horror tale, is also credited by many with inventing the American mystery story. ´´The Gold Bug´´ is one of his most famous stories. It was first published in the Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper in June 1843, after Poe had won a competition held by the paper and received a prize of $100. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Covell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000184/bk_jimc_000184_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Biblical Bug Out: Don´t Bug In - Follow The Calling: Tom Eckerd
Bug Out: Prepper Preparations for Survival, SHTF, Natural Disasters, Off Grid Living, Civil Unrest, and Martial Law to Help You Survive the End Times: Tom Eckerd
´´I hope, when my time comes, that I die decently in bed. I don’t want to be murdered beside the garbage cans in some Chicago alley.” (Bugs Moran)Sprightly swing music spills across the dimly lit club. The grayish curtains of cigarette smoke part every once in a while to reveal a sparkling stage and tables upon tables of patrons, some incurably inebriated and others high on the fast-paced nightlife. Fabulous flappers in shimmery cocktail dresses and stylish feather headbands throw their hands up and stomp their feet to the addictive beat on the dance floor. Smartly dressed men, their hair neatly parted and slicked back, toss fistfuls of dice onto the plush green baize of the craps tables. Some hover over roulette wheels, staring intently at the spinning flashes of silver, while others finger their playing cards as they sip on tumblers of whiskey, eyeing both the river and the tower of tokens next to them.One of the most infamous of the gangsters during this era was George ´´Bugs” Moran, who bore all the qualities of a stereotypical 20th-century mobster. They didn’t call him ´´Bugs” for nothing, as the man was a vindictive ticking time bomb who unleashed hell upon anyone who dared cross him. One of the most prolific career criminals of his time, he was convicted and incarcerated at least three times before his 21st birthday. George was a seasoned gunman (so much so that he was eventually crowned the ´´father of drive-by shootings”), an expert rum-runner, and the fearsome head of one of the most prominent gangs in all of Chicago.Nobody was ever convicted for the ´´Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre”, the most infamous gangland hit in American history, but it’s an open secret that it was the work of America’s most famous gangster, Al Capone. Indeed, ´´Scarface” has captured the nation’s popular imagination since Prohibition, managing to be the most notorious gangster in America while living a very visible and high-profi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/144026/bk_acx0_144026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A book that instantly captured the hearts of readers across the country, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard’s poignant, vivid memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1950s. Much of the book focuses on her parents and some of her intellectual pursuits. Her mother was a non-conformist; her father taught her about plumbing and economics, and shared his enthusiasm for the novel On The Road. Annie took piano and dance classes, went rock and bug collecting, and loved books, especially about World War II. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004183/bk_blak_004183_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Behind the scenes at the legendary Warner Brothers film studio, where four immigrant brothers transformed themselves into the moguls and masters of American fantasy Warner Bros charts the rise of an unpromising film studio from its shaky beginnings in the early 20th century through its ascent to the pinnacle of Hollywood influence and popularity. The Warner Brothers - Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack - arrived in America as unschooled Jewish immigrants, yet they founded a studio that became the smartest, toughest, and most radical in all of Hollywood. David Thomson provides fascinating and original interpretations of Warner Brothers pictures from the pioneering talkie The Jazz Singer through black-and-white musicals, gangster movies, and such dramatic romances as Casablanca, East of Eden, and Bonnie and Clyde. He recounts the storied exploits of the studio´s larger-than-life stars, among them Al Jolson, James Cagney, Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, Doris Day, and Bugs Bunny. The Warner brothers´ cultural impact was so profound, Thomson writes, that their studio became ´´one of the enterprises that helped us see there might be an American dream out there´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thomson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032210/bk_adbl_032210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.