Sons of Wichita

Sons of Wichita Author Daniel Schulman
ISBN-10 9781455518746
Release 2014-05-20
Pages 320
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Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age, but they have never been the subject of a major biography... until now. Not long after the death of his father, Charles Koch, then in his early 30s, discovered a letter the family patriarch had written to his sons. "You will receive what now seems to be a large sum of money," Fred Koch cautioned. "It may either be a blessing or a curse." Fred's legacy would become a blessing and a curse to his four sons-Frederick, Charles, and fraternal twins David and Bill-who in the ensuing decades fought bitterly over their birthright, the oil and cattle-ranching empire their father left behind in 1967. Against a backdrop of scorched-earth legal skirmishes, Charles and David built Koch Industries into one of the largest private corporations in the world-bigger than Boeing and Disney-and they rose to become two of the wealthiest men on the planet. Influenced by the sentiments of their father, who was present at the birth of the John Birch Society, Charles and David have spent decades trying to remake the American political landscape and mainline their libertarian views into the national bloodstream. They now control a machine that is a center of gravity within the Republican Party. To their supporters, they are liberating America from the scourge of Big Government. To their detractors, they are political "contract killers," as David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's chief strategist, put it during the 2012 campaign. Bill, meanwhile, built a multi-billion dollar energy empire all his own, and earned notoriety as an America's Cup-winning yachtsman, a flamboyant playboy, and as a litigious collector of fine wine and Western memorabilia. Frederick lived an intensely private life as an arts patron, refurbishing a series of historic homes and estates. SONS OF WICHITA traces the complicated lives and legacies of these four tycoons, as well as their business, social, and political ambitions. No matter where you fall on the ideological spectrum, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of our era, but so little is publicly known about this family, their origins, how they make their money, and how they live their lives. Based on hundreds of interviews with friends, relatives, business associates, and many others, SONS OF WICHITA is the first major biography about this wealthy and powerful family-warts and all.



LION

LION Author Saroo Brierley
ISBN-10 9783843709705
Release 2014-10-10
Pages 304
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Es ist ein Tag wie jeder andere im Leben des fünfjährigen Saroo: Auf dem Bahnhof einer indischen Kleinstadt sucht er nach Münzen und Essensresten. Schließlich schläft er vor Erschöpfung in einem wartenden Zug ein. Der fährt den kleinen Jungen ans andere Ende von Indien, nach Kalkutta. Völlig alleine an einem der gefährlichsten Orte der Welt schlägt er sich wochenlang auf der Straße durch, landet im Waisenhaus und gelangt so zu den Brierleys, die Saroo ein neues Zuhause in Australien schenken. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre später macht sich Saroo mit Hilfe von Google Earth auf die Suche nach seiner leiblichen Familie. Am Bildschirm fährt er Nacht für Nacht das Zugnetz von Indien ab. Das Unglaubliche passiert: Er findet ein Dorf, das dem Bild in seiner Erinnerung entspricht – und macht sich auf den Weg ...



King of Oil

King of Oil Author Daniel Ammann
ISBN-10 3280055628
Release 2014-10
Pages 317
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Wurzeln

Wurzeln Author Alex Haley
ISBN-10 3596224489
Release 1994
Pages 717
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Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain Author Annie Proulx
ISBN-10 9783641215033
Release 2017-01-31
Pages 368
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Die raubeinigen Naturburschen Jack und Ennis werden auf Brokeback Mountain als Schafhirten engagiert, und dort, in der Einsamkeit der Berge im Westen Amerikas, geschieht etwas, das gegen alle Regeln und Moralvorstellungen verstößt: Die beiden jungen Männer verlieben sich ineinander ... In den elf Geschichten ihres Weltbestsellers zeichnet Annie Proulx ein unvergessliches Bild ihrer Wahlheimat Wyoming. Alte Viehzüchterlegenden vermischen sich mit modernen Lebensläufen, die unerbittliche Landschaft prägt die Menschen, die dort leben. Und diese Geschichten über alte Farmer, findige Unternehmer, Viehtreiber, Rodeoreiter und Barfrauen erzählen immer auch von gescheiterten Existenzen, unerfüllten Sehnsüchten und irregeleiteter Liebe. Verfilmung ausgezeichnet mit 3 Oscars und 4 Golden Globes.



Eleanor Park

Eleanor   Park Author Rainbow Rowell
ISBN-10 3446247408
Release 2015-02-02
Pages 368
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Still

Still Author Susan Cain
ISBN-10 9783641106218
Release 2013-01-30
Pages 464
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Selbstsicheres Auftreten und die Beherrschung von Small Talk sind nicht alles. Susan Cains glänzendes Plädoyer für die Qualitäten der Stillen. „Ein leerer Topf klappert am lautesten“. Aber wer der Welt etwas Bedeutendes schenken will, benötigt Zeit und Sorgfalt, um es in Stille reifen zu lassen. „Still“ ist ein Plädoyer für die Ruhe, die in unserer Welt des Marktgeschreis und der Klingeltöne zu verschwinden droht. Und für leise Menschen, die lernen sollten, zu ihrem „So-Sein“ zu stehen. Ohne sie hätten wir heute keine Relativitätstheorie, keinen „Harry Potter“, keine Klavierstücke Chopins, und auch die Suchmaschine „Google“ wäre nie entwickelt worden. „Still“ baut eine Brücke zwischen den Welten, kritisiert aber das gesellschaftliche Ungleichgewicht zugunsten der Partylöwen und Dampfplauderer. Es herrscht eine „extrovertierte Ethik“, die stille Wasser zwingt, sich anzupassen oder unterzugehen. Ihre Eigenschaften – Ernsthaftigkeit, Sensibilität und Scheu – gelten eher als Krankheitssymptome denn als Qualitäten. Zu unrecht, sagt Susan Cain, und stellt sich gegen den Trend, der „selbstbewusstes Auftreten“ verherrlicht. „Still“ ist das Kultbuch für Introvertierte, hilft aber auch Extrovertierten, ihre Mitmenschen besser zu verstehen.



American Paper Son

American Paper Son Author Wayne Hung Wong
ISBN-10 0252072634
Release 2006
Pages 162
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During the height of racist anti-Chinese U.S. immigration laws, illegal aliens were able to come into the States under false papers identifying them as the sons of those who had returned to China to marry and have children. American Paper Son is the story of one such Chinese immigrant who came to Wichita, Kansas, in 1935 as a thirteen-year-old "paper son" to help in his father's restaurant there. This vivid first-person account addresses significant themes in Asian American history through the lens of Wong's personal stories. Wong served in one of the all-Chinese units of the 14th Air Force in China during World War II and he discusses the impact of race and segregation on his experience. After the war he found a wife in Taishan, brought her to the US, and became involved in the government's infamous Confession program (an amnesty program for immigrants). Wong eventually became a successful real estate entrepreneur in Wichita. Rich with poignant insights into the realities of life as part of a very small Chinese American population in a midwestern town, this memoir provides an important new view of the Asian American experience away from the West Coast. Benson Tong adds a scholarly introduction and useful annotations.



Roter Drache

Roter Drache Author Thomas Harris
ISBN-10 3453878752
Release 2004-01
Pages 446
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The Lives of Chang and Eng

The Lives of Chang and Eng Author Joseph Andrew Orser
ISBN-10 9781469618319
Release 2014-11-03
Pages 272
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Connected at the chest by a band of flesh, Chang and Eng Bunker toured the United States and the world from the 1820s to the 1870s, placing themselves and their extraordinary bodies on exhibit as "freaks of nature" and "Oriental curiosities." More famously known as the Siamese twins, they eventually settled in rural North Carolina, married two white sisters, became slave owners, and fathered twenty-one children between them. Though the brothers constantly professed their normality, they occupied a strange space in nineteenth-century America. They spoke English, attended church, became American citizens, and backed the Confederacy during the Civil War. Yet in life and death, the brothers were seen by most Americans as "monstrosities," an affront they were unable to escape. Joseph Andrew Orser chronicles the twins' history, their sometimes raucous journey through antebellum America, their domestic lives in North Carolina, and what their fame revealed about the changing racial and cultural landscape of the United States. More than a biography of the twins, the result is a study of nineteenth-century American culture and society through the prism of Chang and Eng that reveals how Americans projected onto the twins their own hopes and fears.



Zeiten des Aufruhrs

Zeiten des Aufruhrs Author Richard Yates
ISBN-10 9783641129958
Release 2013-09-17
Pages 368
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Hinter der pastellfarbenen Fassade der amerikanischen Vorstadthäuser an der »Revolutionary Road« lebt das junge Ehepaar Wheeler genau das Leben, das es niemals gewollt hat: zwei Kinder, die einfältigen Nachbarn, Franks sinnentleerte Tätigkeit in einem Großraumbüro. April, eine mäßig begabte Schauspielerin, träumt von einem Dasein fernab der Gewöhnlichkeit – von einem Künstlerleben in Paris. Doch ohne es zu merken rutschen April und Frank und immer tiefer und tiefer in die Spießbürgerlichkeit ab.



LIFE

LIFE Author
ISBN-10
Release 1958-09-08
Pages 126
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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.



Fr hst ck bei Tiffany TB

Fr  hst  ck bei Tiffany TB Author Truman Capote
ISBN-10 3036959343
Release 2015-10
Pages 128
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A Directory of Kansas Manufacturers and Their Products

A Directory of Kansas Manufacturers and Their Products Author Kansas Industrial Development Commission
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4260360
Release 1943
Pages
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Die Differenzmaschine

Die Differenzmaschine Author William Gibson
ISBN-10 9783641087562
Release 2012-04-03
Pages 624
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Mit diesem Roman wurde der Steampunk erfunden London 1855: Das viktorianische England schickt sich an, dank seiner dampfbetriebenen Informationstechnologie ein neues, glücklicheres Zeitalter einzuleiten. Doch in dieser Ära des Aufbruchs und des technischen Fortschritts geraten vier Menschen in einen Strudel aus Brutalität, Gewalt und Zerstörung.



In seinen Fu stapfen

In seinen Fu  stapfen Author Charles Monroe Sheldon
ISBN-10 3865913784
Release 2009
Pages 314
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Brauner B r wen siehst denn du

Brauner B  r  wen siehst denn du Author Bill Martin
ISBN-10 383694202X
Release 2010-01
Pages 26
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