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Thin Blue: The Thin Blue Line Series, Book 1 , ...
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Detective Pope Dades is a veteran police officer working in the Hollywood division, one of the busiest police precincts in the country. Dealing with drug dealers, hookers, and mentally ill suspects on a daily basis is his stock and trade. He once loved his job with the LAPD, but three years ago, he put his trust in the wrong man, and he’s been paying the price ever since. Refusing to work with a partner after the first one nearly killed him, Pope is jaded, still hurting, and hanging onto the career he once adored by a thread. Homeland Security Investigator Felix Jbarra is a fresh-faced young agent with a bright future in the DHS ahead of him. Deeply closeted, Felix hides his sexual orientation from his huge Catholic family, which brings him terrible guilt and grief. One night in a backroom nightclub encounter, he connects with a man who inexplicably makes him want to confess everything. Assigned to help shut down an elusive child sex-trafficking ring, Felix instinctively knows he’ll need turn to the more experienced detective for help if he and his partner want to crack this case. In the first audiobook of the brand new Thin Blue Line series, join Felix and Pope in this exciting adventure as their worlds collide on the mean streets and in between the sheets....Thin Blue contains a sneak peek at Order & Anarchy (the second title in the Thin Blue Line series)Please note: If you’ve read the Death and Destruction series, Lincoln Snow, McBride M. McCallahan, Jarrett Evans-Wolfe, and Thayne Evans-Wolfe also play ongoing roles in this new series. Never fear, Jarrett probably won’t be base jumping off any more buildings...probably. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Pauley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125174/bk_acx0_125174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 25.02.2020
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Nightclub City: Politics and Amusement in Manha...
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Nightclub City Politics and Amusement in Manhattan Burton W. Peretti 'Nightclub City tells the behind-the-scenes story of Manhattan's glamorous nightlife at its peak. Packed with colorful characters, terrific original research, and an unusually accessible writing style, Nightclub City is a gritty social history of America's most glitzy fantasies.'--Debby Applegate, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher 'Meticulously researched. . . . Peretti builds on previous studies of urban nightlife and entertainment, and his contribution is to look at institutions of commercial night life not from the perspective of consumers but from that of the reformer or official trying to tax, control, prohibit, or criminalize the purveyors of pleasure.'--Journal of American History 'Peretti convincingly argues that nightclubs, at the peak of their popularity, played a small but highly significant role in redefining the relationship between America's government and its citizenry. . . . He skillfully wields illustrative quotes, cogent analysis, and an impressive body of archival evidence.'--Journal of Urban History In the Roaring Twenties, New York City nightclubs and speakeasies became hot spots where traditions were flouted and modernity was forged. With powerful patrons in Tammany Hall and a growing customer base, nightclubs flourished in spite of the efforts of civic-minded reformers and federal Prohibition enforcement. This encounter between clubs and government-generated scandals, reform crusades, and regulations helped to redefine the image and reality of urban life in the United States. Ultimately, it took the Great Depression to cool Manhattan's Jazz Age nightclubs, forcing them to adapt and relocate, but not before they left their mark on the future of American leisure. Nightclub City explores the cultural significance of New York City's nightlife between the wars, from Texas Guinan's notorious 300 Club to Billy Rose's nostalgic Diamond Horseshoe. Whether in Harlem, Midtown, or Greenwich Village, raucous nightclub activity tested early twentieth-century social boundaries. Anglo-Saxon novelty seekers, Eastern European impresarios, and African American performers crossed ethnic lines while provocative comediennes and scantily clad chorus dancers challenged and reshaped notions of femininity. These havens of liberated sexuality, as well as prostitution and illicit liquor consumption, allowed their denizens to explore their fantasies and fears of change. The reactions of cultural critics, federal investigators, and reformers such as Fiorello La Guardia exemplify the tension between leisure and order. Peretti's research delves into the symbiotic relationships among urban politicians, social reformers, and the business of vice. Illustrated with archival photographs of the clubs and the characters who frequented them, Nightclub City is a dark and dazzling study of New York's bygone nightlife. Burton W. Peretti is Professor of History at Western Connecticut State University and the author of Jazz in American Culture. 2007 304 pages 6 x 9 14 illus. ISBN 978-0-8122-3997-3 Cloth $55.00s £36.00 ISBN 978-0-8122-2157-2 Paper $24.95s £16.50 ISBN 978-0-8122-0336-3 Ebook $24.95s £16.50 World Rights American History Short copy: This dark and dazzling history of New York City nightclub life in the 1920s and '30s explores the complex relationships among urban politicians, social reformers, and the business of v

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Maggie Sullivan Mysteries Books 5-7
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Shamus Award winning author M. Ruth Myers brings her much-loved private investigator Maggie Sullivan and the detective's Ohio city into World War II in these three novels. Small historical details bring to life America's home front and create a noir atmosphere that winds around the mysteries at the heart of each. In MAXIMUM MOXIE, Maggie is hired to find a missing man with valuable engineering information. As news of the attack on Pearl Harbor focuses the rest of the city on preparations for war, Maggie braves a crime boss in his den to find the answers she needs to save the missing man's life. In DAMES FIGHT HARDER, murder at a construction site leads straight to the door of Maggie's friend Rachel Minsky, who has a secret life of which Maggie is unaware. Do wartime shortages and groups of children who roam the streets at night while their mothers work in defense plants hold clues which could prove Rachel's innocence? In UNCIVIL DEFENSE, Maggie must learn who killed a newly released convict during a countywide blackout drill in order to save the dead man's innocent friends and relatives. With the draft draining men from an already short-staffed police force, she finds herself forging an uneasy alliance with an old nemesis. Characters who took on lives of their own for readers in the first four books of this historical mystery series now change in ways that reflect the changing world around them. Maggie's male acquaintances are drafted or enlist. Jolene, the cigarette girl who, like Maggie, rooms at Mrs. Z's, trades her nightclub costume for the overalls of a job in the motor pool at a nearby Army air base. The waitress who for years has served Maggie her breakfast at McCrory's lunch counter leaves for better paying waitress work elsewhere. Amid the changes, crime, deceit and human greed continue, and so does Maggie's tenacity in helping her clients.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 25.02.2020
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Nightclub City: Politics and Amusement in Manha...
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Nightclub City Politics and Amusement in Manhattan Burton W. Peretti 'Nightclub City tells the behind-the-scenes story of Manhattan's glamorous nightlife at its peak. Packed with colorful characters, terrific original research, and an unusually accessible writing style, Nightclub City is a gritty social history of America's most glitzy fantasies.'--Debby Applegate, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher 'Meticulously researched. . . . Peretti builds on previous studies of urban nightlife and entertainment, and his contribution is to look at institutions of commercial night life not from the perspective of consumers but from that of the reformer or official trying to tax, control, prohibit, or criminalize the purveyors of pleasure.'--Journal of American History 'Peretti convincingly argues that nightclubs, at the peak of their popularity, played a small but highly significant role in redefining the relationship between America's government and its citizenry. . . . He skillfully wields illustrative quotes, cogent analysis, and an impressive body of archival evidence.'--Journal of Urban History In the Roaring Twenties, New York City nightclubs and speakeasies became hot spots where traditions were flouted and modernity was forged. With powerful patrons in Tammany Hall and a growing customer base, nightclubs flourished in spite of the efforts of civic-minded reformers and federal Prohibition enforcement. This encounter between clubs and government-generated scandals, reform crusades, and regulations helped to redefine the image and reality of urban life in the United States. Ultimately, it took the Great Depression to cool Manhattan's Jazz Age nightclubs, forcing them to adapt and relocate, but not before they left their mark on the future of American leisure. Nightclub City explores the cultural significance of New York City's nightlife between the wars, from Texas Guinan's notorious 300 Club to Billy Rose's nostalgic Diamond Horseshoe. Whether in Harlem, Midtown, or Greenwich Village, raucous nightclub activity tested early twentieth-century social boundaries. Anglo-Saxon novelty seekers, Eastern European impresarios, and African American performers crossed ethnic lines while provocative comediennes and scantily clad chorus dancers challenged and reshaped notions of femininity. These havens of liberated sexuality, as well as prostitution and illicit liquor consumption, allowed their denizens to explore their fantasies and fears of change. The reactions of cultural critics, federal investigators, and reformers such as Fiorello La Guardia exemplify the tension between leisure and order. Peretti's research delves into the symbiotic relationships among urban politicians, social reformers, and the business of vice. Illustrated with archival photographs of the clubs and the characters who frequented them, Nightclub City is a dark and dazzling study of New York's bygone nightlife. Burton W. Peretti is Professor of History at Western Connecticut State University and the author of Jazz in American Culture. 2007 304 pages 6 x 9 14 illus. ISBN 978-0-8122-3997-3 Cloth $55.00s £36.00 ISBN 978-0-8122-2157-2 Paper $24.95s £16.50 ISBN 978-0-8122-0336-3 Ebook $24.95s £16.50 World Rights American History Short copy: This dark and dazzling history of New York City nightclub life in the 1920s and '30s explores the complex relationships among urban politicians, social reformers, and the business of v

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 25.02.2020
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Maggie Sullivan Mysteries Books 5-7
7,49 € *
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Shamus Award winning author M. Ruth Myers brings her much-loved private investigator Maggie Sullivan and the detective's Ohio city into World War II in these three novels. Small historical details bring to life America's home front and create a noir atmosphere that winds around the mysteries at the heart of each. In MAXIMUM MOXIE, Maggie is hired to find a missing man with valuable engineering information. As news of the attack on Pearl Harbor focuses the rest of the city on preparations for war, Maggie braves a crime boss in his den to find the answers she needs to save the missing man's life. In DAMES FIGHT HARDER, murder at a construction site leads straight to the door of Maggie's friend Rachel Minsky, who has a secret life of which Maggie is unaware. Do wartime shortages and groups of children who roam the streets at night while their mothers work in defense plants hold clues which could prove Rachel's innocence? In UNCIVIL DEFENSE, Maggie must learn who killed a newly released convict during a countywide blackout drill in order to save the dead man's innocent friends and relatives. With the draft draining men from an already short-staffed police force, she finds herself forging an uneasy alliance with an old nemesis. Characters who took on lives of their own for readers in the first four books of this historical mystery series now change in ways that reflect the changing world around them. Maggie's male acquaintances are drafted or enlist. Jolene, the cigarette girl who, like Maggie, rooms at Mrs. Z's, trades her nightclub costume for the overalls of a job in the motor pool at a nearby Army air base. The waitress who for years has served Maggie her breakfast at McCrory's lunch counter leaves for better paying waitress work elsewhere. Amid the changes, crime, deceit and human greed continue, and so does Maggie's tenacity in helping her clients.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 25.02.2020
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