This is the movie tie-in edition. Directed by Ang Lee, starring Emile Hirsch and Demetri Martin, Taking Woodstock celebrates the Woodstock, and author Elliot Tiber´s coming of age and his relationships with Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams and Robert Mapplethorpe. A true look at history in the making.
The definitive biography of America´s greatest playwright from the celebrated drama critic of The New Yorker. John Lahr has produced a theater biography like no other. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh gives intimate access to the mind of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation´s sense of itself. This astute, deeply researched biography sheds a light on Tennessee Williams´s warring family, his guilt, his creative triumphs and failures, his sexuality and numerous affairs, his misreported death, even the shenanigans surrounding his estate. With vivid cameos of the formative influences in Williams´s life - his fierce, belittling father Cornelius; his puritanical, domineering mother Edwina; his demented sister Rose, who was lobotomized at the age of thirty-three; his beloved grandfather, the Reverend Walter Dakin - Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh is as much a biography of the man who created A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as it is a trenchant exploration of Williams’s plays and the tortured process of bringing them to stage and screen. The portrait of Williams himself is unforgettable: a virgin until he was twenty-six, he had serial homosexual affairs thereafter as well as long-time, bruising relationships with Pancho Gonzalez and Frank Merlo. With compassion and verve, Lahr explores how Williams´s relationships informed his work and how the resulting success brought turmoil to his personal life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Ashley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006386/bk_brll_006386_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Vicksburg fell to Union forces under General Grant in July 1863, the balance turned against the Confederacy in the trans-Appalachian theater. The Federal success along the river opened the way for advances into central and eastern Tennessee, which culminated in the bloody battle of Chickamauga and then a struggle for Chattanooga. Chickamauga is usually counted as a Confederate victory, albeit a costly one. That battle - indeed the entire campaign - is marked by muddle and blunders occasionally relieved by strokes of brilliant generalship and high courage. The campaign ended significant Confederate presence in Tennessee and left the Union poised to advance upon Atlanta and the Confederacy on the brink of defeat in the western theater. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Nevitt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089124/bk_acx0_089124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is a very short list of 20th-century American plays that continue to have the same power and impact as when they first appeared-57 years after its Broadway premiere, Tennessee Williams´ A Streetcar Named Desire is one of those plays. The story famously recounts how the faded and promiscuous Blanche DuBois is pushed over the edge by her sexy and brutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Streetcar launched the careers of Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden, and solidified the position of Tennessee Williams as one of the most important young playwrights of his generation, as well as that of Elia Kazan as the greatest American stage director of the ´40s and ´50s. Who better than America´s elder statesman of the theater, Williams´ contemporary Arthur Miller, to write as a witness to the lightning that struck American culture in the form of A Streetcar Named Desire? Miller´s rich perspective on Williams´ singular style of poetic dialogue, sensitive characters, and dramatic violence makes this a unique and valuable new edition of A Streetcar Named Desire. This definitive new edition will also include Williams´ essay ´´The World I Live In,´´ and a brief chronology of the author´s life.
The Battle of Chickamauga was the third bloodiest of the American Civil War and the only major Confederate victory in the conflict´s western theater. It pitted Braxton Bragg´s Army of Tennessee against William S. Rosecrans´s Army of the Cumberland and resulted in more than 34,500 casualties. In this first volume of an authoritative two-volume history of the Chickamauga Campaign, William Glenn Robertson provides a richly detailed narrative of military operations in southeastern and eastern Tennessee as two armies prepared to meet along the ´´River of Death.´´ Robertson tracks the two opposing armies from July 1863 through Bragg´s strategic decision to abandon Chattanooga on September 9. Drawing on all relevant primary and secondary sources, Robertson devotes special attention to the personalities and thinking of the opposing generals and their staffs. He also sheds new light on the role of railroads on operations in these landlocked battlegrounds, as well as the intelligence gathered and used by both sides. Delving deep into the strategic machinations, maneuvers, and smaller clashes that led to the bloody events of September 19-20, 1863, Robertson reveals that the road to Chickamauga was as consequential as the unfolding of the battle itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Yen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015444/bk_tant_015444_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Quentin wurde von seiner Schule verwiesen und auf dem neuen Gymnasium haben seine Klassenkameraden ganz andere Interessen als er - und vor allem viel mehr Geld. Erst in der Theater-AG, wo er Tom aus Tennessee Williams´ La Ménagerie de verre spielt, kommt er seinen neuen Mitschülern näher, aber gleichzeitig verliert er die Verbindung zu seinen alten Freunden und zu seiner Familie. Quentin fühlt sich wie Tom, zwischen zwei Welten. Zum Glück findet er bald seinen eigenen Weg!
The Battle of Stones River (also known as the Second Battle of Murfreesboro) was a battle fought from December 31, 1862, to January 2, 1863, in Middle Tennessee, as the culmination of the Stones River Campaign in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Of the major battles of the war, Stones River had the highest percentage of casualties on both sides. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg Rizzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152693/bk_acx0_152693_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.