The Sumner Story:Capturing Our History Preserving Our Legacy Wilma F. Bonner
One More Step:My Story of Living with Cerebral Palsy, Climbing Kilimanjaro, and Surviving the Hardest Race on Earth Bonner Paddock, Neal Bascomb
Civil forfeiture: the government´s ability to seize, keep, and sell any property of any person they believe is involved in a crime...even if that person is innocent. All it takes is for an officer of the law to ´´think´´ the items were obtained through criminal means. The person is presumed guilty and must prove innocence to get back what was taken and the government doesn´t have to provide legal counsel. What if this law is just another way for the US government to supplement their income while destroying every innocent person they deem a threat? What would you do, and how far would you go to protect yourself and your family? Joshua Anderson is the owner of a small logging business in rural Idaho, with over a million dollars in assets, and when the Forestry Service begins making bogus accusations, Joshua knows that it is only a matter of time before his country takes everything from him, including his life. But the government has no idea that Joshua will never back down setting off the Bonner Incident. It is time to take a stand, and the only question left: whose side are you on? Thomas Watson finishes the story started with his good friend Michael Rider after he passed from an accident. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric A. Shelman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085755/bk_acx0_085755_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Junior Bonner is Jeb Rosebrook´s masterpiece, subtly understated and richly rewarding. In 1972, it provided director Sam Peckinpah with a unique opportunity to return to his roots and deliver a portrayal of the modern American West. In this wonderfully written memoir, Rosebrook captures the creative conflicts that are inevitable as words become images. It depicts a classic confrontation between a talented young screenwriter and tyrannical director whose personal visions merge to make a classic motion picture. A must-read for anyone interested in the reality behind great moviemaking. (Garner Simmons, author of Peckinpah: A Portrait in Montage)´´Junior Bonner (1972) is the best rodeo film that´s ever been made. It was the best script Sam ever got his hands on.... Junior Bonner is truer to the human element behind the sport than any other rodeo film. It´s Sam´s one Western film where the protagonists survive the transition - at least for another day. The wreck might still be coming for Junior Bonner another mile or so down the road. That was the story of Sam, too.´´ (Max Evans, author of Goin´ Crazy with Sam Peckinpah and All Our Friends)´´Without the pressure of being commercially successful, the film is one of McQueen´s and Peckinpah´s finest films, dealing with the human heart. The combination of deft performances, inspired writing and directing, and the authentic feel of the locations resulted in a rare experience. In the words of McQueen´s next co-star Ali MacGraw, who proclaimed, ´Such a beautiful, perfect film!´´´ (Andrew Antoniades and Mike Siegel, authors of Steve McQueen: The Actor and His Films)´´Screenwriter Jeb Rosebrook´s memoir about the making of the classic Steve McQueen film he penned, Junior Bonner, is infinitely more than a behind-the-scenes account of a great film. It´s an inside-the-scenes account of a turning point in his own life, of a dangerous moment in 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nat Segaloff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012879/bk_blak_012879_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two Owls at Eton - a classic British tale of eccentricity, education and owls. Witty, poignant and nostalgic, this best-selling memoir continues to find new fans and delight young and old alike. Now available for the first time in audiobook. When Jonathan Franklin takes two baby tawny owls back to Eton, he has no idea how chaotic the following months will be. The birds show no respect for Etonian routine and tradition. They trash his room and rule his daily life and are known throughout the school as ´Dum´ and ´Dee´. Although a keen naturalist, Jonathan struggles to understand his charges and to find the right food for them: at first meat and feathers, soon mice and rats. Even so, they nearly die of malnutrition on two occasions. Frantic, he searches for natural food. How to keep them alive is a constant worry. He watches them grow from ugly balls of fluff into beautiful adults, every change of plumage and behaviour noted. They play truant; they shock others and lead Jonathan into hilarious adventures. They charm his housemaster and everybody who meets them. Best of all is seeing them flying about over those famous playing fields. All the time, Jonathan works to train them for eventual return to the wild. Will that be possible? He is never sure whether he will succeed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Franklin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000058/bk_bonn_000058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Roger Daltrey is the voice of a generation. That generation was the first to rebel, to step out of the shadows of the Second World War...to invent the concept of the teenager. This is his story, from his birth at the height of the Blitz through tempestuous school days to his expulsion, age 15, for a crime he did not commit (though he was guilty of many other misdemeanours he´d got away with). Thanks to Mr Kibblewhite, his draconian headmaster, it could all have ended there. The life of a factory worker beckoned. But then came rock and roll. He made his first guitar from factory off-cuts. He formed a band. The band became The Who - Maximum R&B - and, by luck and by sheer bloody-mindedness, Roger Daltrey became the front man of one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. This is the story of My Generation, Tommy and Quadrophenia, of smashed guitars, exploding drums, cars in swimming pools, fights, arrests and redecorated hotel rooms. But it is also the story of how that postwar generation redefined the rules of youth. Out of that, the modern music industry was born - and it wasn´t an easy birth. Money, drugs and youthful exuberance were a dangerous mix. This is as much a story of survival as it is of success. Four years in the making, this is the first time Roger Daltrey has told his story. It is not just his own hilarious and frank account of more than 50 wild years on the road. It is the definitive story of The Who and of the sweeping revolution that was British rock ´n´ roll. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Daltrey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000041/bk_bonn_000041_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
By the age of 13, vulnerable Sheffield teenager Samantha Owens had fallen through the cracks in the care system. Bounced around numerous foster carers after her home life became too chaotic, Samantha thought she had found a friend in the streetwise Amanda Spencer. The older girl bought her clothes, styled her hair and found her places to stay. Samantha´s welfare was the last thing on Spencer´s mind, however, as in reality she was grooming the young girl for exploitation of the worst possible kind. Over the course of the next few months, Samantha was plied with alcohol and drugs and pimped out to over 50 men for Spencer´s gain. Raped, abused and with no chance of escape, Samantha was at the mercy of the calculating, ruthless and intimidating Spencer. It took a police investigation of two years to bring her and a small gang of cohorts to justice, and in 2014, Spencer was jailed for 12 years. With her abusers in jail and Samantha bravely rebuilding her life, her shocking story is a stark warning to those who believe child sexual abuse follows any set pattern. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Swan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000091/bk_bonn_000091_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the age of 14, Caitlin was completely controlled, repeatedly raped, provided with alcohol, given drugs, sold and passed on to new gangs over and over again. The majority of her abusers were Pakistani men, who were blatant in their attacks upon her, often collecting her from school or home, to be taken to flats they owned, family homes or hotels booked for the day, to be horrifically and systematically abused.At a time when the abuse ring realities of young white women in Rotherham and other major English cities are coming to light, Caitlin´s story will appal listeners - not just because of the degree of horrific attacks which were perpetrated upon her but also because of the ways in which the authorities refused to act. Caitlin speaks openly about what she has suffered and also shows just how unwilling many people are to face up to what is happening in our midst, for fear of being called racist. By bravely speaking out, she will hopefully prove just how deep these problems are and just how the abusers get away with it in plain sight of the authorities. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Atkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000121/bk_bonn_000121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Beard award-winning author Adrian Miller vividly tells the stories of the African Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards, and servers for every First Family since George and Martha Washington. Miller brings together the names and words of more than 150 black men and women who played remarkable roles in unforgettable events in the nation´s history. Daisy McAfee Bonner, for example, FDR´s cook at his Warm Springs retreat, described the president´s final day on earth in 1945, when he was struck down just as his lunchtime cheese soufflé emerged from the oven. Sorrowfully, but with a cook´s pride, she recalled, ´´He never ate that soufflé, but it never fell until the minute he died.´´ A treasury of information about cooking techniques and equipment, the book includes 20 recipes for which black chefs were celebrated. From Samuel Fraunces´s ´´onions done in the Brazilian way´´ for George Washington to Zephyr Wright´s popovers, beloved by LBJ´s family, Miller highlights African Americans´ contributions to our shared American foodways. Surveying the labor of enslaved people during the antebellum period and the gradual opening of employment after Emancipation, Miller highlights how food-related work slowly became professionalized and the important part African Americans played in that process. His chronicle of the daily table in the White House proclaims a fascinating new American story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Butler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009709/bk_blak_009709_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.