Kids Are Americans Too: Bill O´Reilly/ Charles Flowers
A groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap from the best-selling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. It´s the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the America we believe in - a nation of opportunity, constrained only by ability and effort. But during the last 25 years, we have seen a disturbing ´´opportunity gap´´ emerge. Americans have always believed in equality of opportunity, the idea that all kids, regardless of their family background, should have a decent chance to improve their lot in life. Now this central tenet of the American dream seems no longer true or, at the least, much less true than it was. Robert Putnam - about whom The Economist said, ´´[H]is scholarship is wide-ranging, his intelligence luminous, his tone modest, his prose unpretentious and frequently funny´´ - offers a personal but also authoritative look at this new American crisis. Putnam begins with his high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. By and large the vast majority of those students - ´´our kids´´ - went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have had harder lives amid diminishing prospects. Putnam tells the tale of lessening opportunity through poignant life stories of rich and poor kids from cities and suburbs across the country, drawing on a formidable body of research done especially for this book. Our Kids is a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence. Putnam provides a disturbing account of the American dream that should initiate a deep examination of the future of our country. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006998/bk_sans_006998_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
American Football - kinderleicht mit dem Volley Football - Der Volley Football ist überall beliebt. Ob in der Halle, auf dem Pausenhof oder im Garten, die Kleinen haben einen riesen Spaß mit den Bällen. Aufgrund seiner geringen Größe ist der Football ideal für Kids und kleinere Hände. Das griffige Material liegt gut in der Hand und ist optimal zum Erlernen der amerikanischen Sportart. In der Therapie und Reha werden die Bälle ebenfalls gern eingesetzt und haben sich als sehr gutes methodisches Hilfsmittel im Lehr- und Lernprozess für alle Ballspiele bewährt.
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The Legend of Tsali is an inspiring story of one man´s sacrifice for the Cherokee people and homeland he loved. Tsali was working his homestead as history unfolded around him. Seven thousand troops were drafted in to place the local Cherokees in stockades, before a forced march to the West, which became known as the Trail of Tears.Scroll up and download to discover how one man´s resistance became a legend that is still told today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah DeBiase. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153972/bk_acx0_153972_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Ignorance of Bliss tells the true story of 10-year-old Sandy, who moves with her American military family to Saigon, Vietnam, where her father, the colonel, serves as a military advisor to the South Vietnamese Army. In 1960s Saigon, Sandy finds a world of crushing poverty and extraordinary beauty; a world of streets, villas, and brothels, where politics and intrigue reside between plot and counterplot. Blissfully living a life of French decadence, Sandy maneuvers between coups, spies, bombings, corruption, and scandal as she and her 13-year-old brother, Tom, run an illicit baby-powder and Hershey-bar business on the black market and live a life of school, scouts, dance parties, and movies at the underground theater. When the colonel´s counterpart, Colonel Le Van Sam, delivers an expose on the current ruling Diem regime, Sandy finds that her constant spying on her father´s activities has brought her face-to-face with the reality of Vietnam and the anti-American sentiment that pervades it. This coming-of-age story takes place in a turbulent country striving for nationalism, giving the listener a stunning look into the life of military dependents living abroad and the underlying ignorance that surrounded a little-understood time in history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Mollo-Christensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015268/bk_tant_015268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.