When Krista catches her boss doing the unthinkable, the only thing she can do is run - straight into the arms of the eye candy she´s been trying not to flirt with on her lunch break. But whose side is he on? Ryan´s security firm is having a hard time getting off the ground, and this may be just the job to help the company out. But pseudo-bounty hunter isn´t really what Pierce Securities is trying to get a name for. When he finds out their target is the classy lady from the park, all of Ryan´s senses go on high alert. What do these men want with her? Krista is forced into Ryan´s sanctuary in the woods, where she realizes just how wild he is, but she doesn´t want to tame him. He may feel his methods of protection endangered her, but without Krista in his life, Ryan is crazed. This is book number one in Pierce Securities, a romantic suspense series by Anne Conley, author of Stories of Serendipity and The Four Winds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049769/bk_acx0_049769_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the first biography of Ralph Peer, the adventurous - even revolutionary - A&R man and music publisher who saw the universal power locked in regional roots music and tapped it, changing the breadth and flavor of popular music around the world. It is the story of the life and 50-year career, from the age of cylinder recordings to the stereo era, of the man who pioneered the recording, marketing, and publishing of blues, jazz, country, gospel, and Latin music. The book tracks Peer´s role in such breakthrough events as the recording of Mamie Smith´s Crazy Blues (the record that sparked the blues craze), the first country recording sessions with Fiddlin´ John Carson, his discovery of Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family at the famed Bristol sessions, the popularizing of Latin American music during World War II, and the postwar transformation of music on the airwaves that set the stage for the dominance of R&B, country, and rock n´ roll. But this is also the story of a man from humble Midwestern beginnings who went on to build the world´s largest independent music publishing firm, fostering the global reach of music that had previously been specialized, localized, and marginalized. Ralph Peer redefined the ways promising songs and performers were identified, encouraged, and promoted; rethought how far regional music might travel; and changed our very notions of what pop music can be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dom Flemons, Ketch Secor, Barry Mazor, Marty Stuart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007778/bk_blak_007778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Excerpt from Defence and Prison Experiences of a Lincoln Conspirator: Statements and Autobiographical Notes My views and firm convictions as herein expressed, are not entered thro malice. For nearly forty years, from the manner in which I was tried, the expression of my counsel -and subsequent things brought to light, I have become to believe that my solution of the entire subject is correct and true. From the 25th of April 1865 to the loth of June the hood encasing my head was constantly kept on and only removed during the sittings of the Court. The guards often in their haste to perform the mandatory or ders from the War Secretary would reach my cell before me and place the hood upon my head before being locked in my quarters. They seemed to be imbued with like deep hatred of those occupying higher positions. That the or deal through which I passed did not craze me remains a mystery, as the effect produced, was similiar (sic) as if it had been encased in a poultice, so expressed by the Sur geon in charge. After the trial I was releived (sic) of the hood, but not the irons, this being too much releif (sic) to be granted at one time. Bibles which had been pre sented, through some Christian heart, from which some consolation could be obtained by the perusal of its pages, were removed and taken away. We were in their estima tion unworthy to read Gods holy words. Works of fic tion could be read, but not Gods holy word, they would not only kill the body, but would have damned the soul - if vested with the power. The same relentless hate which followed me through that torturous (sic) trial continued to the end. Those who were executed were placed in the. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.