A finalist for the National Book Award, Don DeLillo´s most powerful and riveting novel-´´a great American novel, a masterpiece, a thrilling page-turner´´ ( San Francisco Chronicle )- Underworld is about the second half of the twentieth century in America and about two people, an artist and an executive, whose lives intertwine in New York in the fifties and again in the nineties. With cameo appearances by Lenny Bruce, J. Edgar Hoover, Bobby Thompson, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Gleason and Toots Shor, ´´this is DeLillo´s most affecting novel...a dazzling, phosphorescent work of art´´ (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times ).
A startling and powerful journey to the very core of India´s illegal bookmaking industry that exposes the scale of corruption and the match-fixing that now runs rife throughout world cricket. For several years Ed Hawkins made friends with India´s illegal bookmakers - men who boast turnover of hundreds of millions of dollars per cricket match - as well as the corruption officers of the International Cricket Council who are trying to shut them down. It´s a shady world and rumours abound. But then Hawkins receives a message that changes everything and he decides it is time to expose the truth behind match-fixing. Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy is a story featuring politicians, governing bodies, illegal bookmakers, and powerless players - as well as corruption, intimidation and even suicide. It is a story that touches all cricket-playing nations around the world. It is a story that every cricket fan must read. You might never again watch a cricket match without suspicion.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Lister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016976/bk_adbl_016976_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The model for The Great Gatsby´s Meyer Wolfsheim and Nathan Detroit from Guys and Dolls, Arnold Rothstein was an underworld genius, racketeer, rumrunner, and mastermind who, as F. Scott Fitzgerald observed, played ´´with the faith of 15 million people with the single-mindedness of a burglar blowing a safe.´´ Jazz Age Broadway, with its thugs, speakeasies, showgirls, political movers and shakers, and sports heroes comes to life in this vibrant biography of the man who reigned supreme when the fast buck ruled and violence stalked the streets of Gotham. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000752/bk_blak_000752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the predawn hours of a gloomy February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of the world´s most famous paintings, Edvard Munch´s Scream. It was a brazen crime committed while the whole world was watching the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Baffled and humiliated, the Norwegian police turned to the one man they believed could help: a half English, half American undercover cop named Charley Hill, the world´s greatest art detective.The Rescue Artist is a rollicking narrative that carries listeners deep inside the art underworld - and introduces them to a large and colorful cast of titled aristocrats, intrepid investigators, and thick-necked thugs. But most compelling of all is Charley Hill himself, a complicated mix of brilliance, foolhardiness, and charm whose hunt for a purloined treasure would either cap an illustrious career or be the fiasco that would haunt him forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Crisden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007923/bk_harp_007923_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What happens when an entire generation commits the same crime? How Music Got Free is a riveting story of obsession, music, crime, and money, featuring visionaries and criminals, moguls and tech-savvy teenagers. It´s about the greatest pirate in history, the most powerful executive in the music business, a revolutionary invention, and an illegal website four times the size of the iTunes music store. Journalist Stephen Witt traces the secret history of digital music piracy, from the German audio engineers who invented the mp3 to a North Carolina compact-disc manufacturing plant where factory worker Dell Glover leaked nearly 2,000 albums over the course of a decade to the high-rises of midtown Manhattan where music executive Doug Morris cornered the global market on rap and finally into the darkest recesses of the Internet. Through these interwoven narratives, Witt has written a thrilling audiobook that depicts the moment in history when ordinary life became forever entwined with the world online - when suddenly all the music ever recorded was available for free. In the pause-resisting tradition of writers like Michael Lewis and Lawrence Wright, Witt´s deeply reported first book introduces the unforgettable characters - inventors, executives, factory workers, and smugglers - who revolutionized an entire art form and reveals for the first time the secret underworld of media pirates that transformed our digital lives. An irresistible, never-before-told story of greed, cunning, genius, and deceit, How Music Got Free isn´t just a story of the music industry - it´s a must-listen history of the Internet itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Witt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002576/bk_peng_002576_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thoroughbred racing was one of the first major sports in early America. Horse racing thrived because it was a high-status sport that attracted the interest of both old and new money. It grew because spectators enjoyed the pageantry, the exciting races, and, most of all, the gambling.As the sport became a national industry, the New York metropolitan area, along with the resort towns of Saratoga Springs (New York) and Long Branch (New Jersey), remained at the center of horse racing with the most outstanding race courses, the largest purses, and the finest thoroughbreds. The sport´s survival depended upon the racetrack being the nexus between politicians and organized crime. The powerful alliance between urban machine politics and track owners enabled racing in New York to flourish. Racetracks became a key connection between the underworld and Tammany Hall, enabling illegal poolrooms and off-course bookies to operate. Organized crime worked in close cooperation with machine politicians and local police officers to protect these illegal operations. In The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime, Riess fills a long-neglected gap in sports history, offering a richly detailed and fascinating chronicle of thoroughbred racing´s heyday.´´This impressive work deserves the attention of scholars even if they care little about sports per se.´´ (The Journal of American History)´´This work will stand as a source-of-record for historians for years to come.´´ (Saratoga Living)´´Riess has broken new ground with his richly-textured study of the dynamic relationship between horse racing, politics, and gambling as they built New York´s thoroughbred industry a century ago.´´ (Field Horne, author of The Saratoga Reader) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emil N Gallina. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124412/bk_acx0_124412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
‘Immaculate footballer. Imperial defender. Immortal hero of 1966. Master of Wembley. Captain extraordinary. Gentleman of all time.’ These are some of the words inscribed beneath the statue of England’s World Cup-winning captain, Bobby Moore, at Wembley stadium. Since Moore’s death, of bowel cancer at just 51, these accolades represent the accepted view of this national treasure. But what do we actually know about Bobby Moore as a person? What about the grit alongside the glory? Moore was undeniably an extraordinary captain and player. Pelé called him the greatest – and fairest – defender he ever played against. His feats for West Ham United and England are legendary and his technical mastery of the game ahead of its time. Few footballers since have come close to his winning combination of intelligence, skill, temperament and class. Yet off the pitch, Moore knew scandal, divorce and drink. What about the string of failed businesses, whispers of bad behaviour, links to the East End underworld and turbulent private life? Ignored by the football world post-retirement, this great of the game drifted into obscurity and, famously, there was no knighthood. Acclaimed football writer Matt Dickinson traces the journey of this Essex boy who became the patron saint of English football, peeling away the layers of legend and looking at Moore’s life from all sides – in triumph, in failure, in full. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Mace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001833/bk_rhuk_001833_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fine Art-Print in Galeriequalität auf Leinwand. Das Leinwandgewebe wurde auf einen sorgfältig verarbeiteten Keilrahmen aus Holz aufgezogen und ist bis über die Ränder bedruckt. Inklusive beigelegter Aufhängung zur Montage am Keilrahmen.