(1997/NORTON) 20 rare tracks The explosive second volume of early El Paso recordings on the great revered Rock n´ Roll King of the Southwest! Incl. giant selection of never before issued live mayhem from Texas teen clubs, shopping centers, bowling alleys circa 1962-64 plus insane home recordings! From savage instrumentals to Buddy Hollyesque ballads to suds-soaked surf attacks to burly crowd pleasers, the legend lives on! All in illustrious master tape quality! Giant 28-page bio booklet includes never seen photos, detailed interviews with original band members, friends & fans, plus scrapbook gems, handwritten lyrics, etc! A flat-out total monster bash!
An unprecedented look at the life of Rose Kennedy reveals the private woman who became a political legend. In her compelling and intimate portrait, presidential historian Barbara A. Perry captures Rose Kennedy’s essential contributions to the incomparable Kennedy dynasty. This biography - the first to draw on an invaluable cache of Rose’s newly released diaries and letters - unearths the complexities behind the impeccable persona she showed the world. The woman who emerges in these pages is a fascinating character: savvy about her family’s reputation and resilient enough to persevere through the unfathomable tragedies that befell her. As a young woman, she defied her father, Boston mayor John Fitzgerald, by marrying ambitious businessman Joseph Kennedy. During Joe’s diplomatic career, she began carefully calibrating her family’s image, stage-managing photo shoots and interviews of her nine children and herself. After husband Joe’s isolationist views on the eve of World War II made him a political liability, Rose took to the campaign trail for son Jack. Her perfectionism, initially a response to the strictures imposed upon Catholic women, ultimately created a family portrait that resonated in modern politics and media. Perry’s account looks past the fanfare, poignantly revealing the matriarch’s vulnerability. Rose sought solace from crushing personal tragedies and a philandering husband in prayer, habitual shopping, travel, and medication. Initially ashamed and afraid of daughter Rosemary’s mental disability, Rose ultimately shined a light on the affliction, raising millions of dollars for disabled children. An indefatigable campaigner for Jack, Bobby, and Teddy, she had an unshakable Catholic faith that informed their compassionate social policies and her daughters’ philanthropies. This definitive biography, Rose Kennedy provides unequaled access to the life of a remarkable woman who witnessed a century of histor... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gayle Hendrix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013569/bk_adbl_013569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now in mass market, the fifteenth Regan Reilly mystery from New York Times bestselling author Carol Higgins Clark finds Regan in the middle of an inheritance intrigue turned dangerous, in an installment Book Reporter called ´´an entertaining lighthearted read.´´ When Regan Reilly returned to the West Coast, where she began her career as a PI, she never imagined that her unsuccessful appearance on a game show seven years earlier would throw her trip totally off course! Regan Reilly is in Los Angeles with her husband, Jack, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad. After Jack finishes his meetings with the LAPD, the couple may head north to the wine country, or may head south to Baja. Their only plan is to see which way the wind blows. The first day back, Regan goes shopping at an upscale new mall in West Hollywood. To her surprise, she runs into Zelda, a woman she´d become friendly with seven years before at a television studio in Burbank, when they were waiting to appear on the game show Puzzling Words. They haven´t seen each other since. Zelda and Regan didn´t win much money, but Zelda made up for it! A year ago an elderly neighbor she barely knew left Zelda eight million dollars. She has been enjoying her newfound wealth but is aware of the need to give back. At a recent fundraiser, she bid on a week´s stay in an old Hollywood Hills estate and was the lucky winner. She´s currently in residence there and invites Regan to a party at the mansion. While Jack attends a business dinner, Regan goes to Zelda´s by herself, unaware that she is being followed. Regan is more than surprised at the run-down condition of the house and grounds. People should be paid to stay here, she thinks. Zelda introduces Regan to a colorful cast of characters, including her old neighbors, friends from her yoga class, a filmmaker, Zelda´s financial adviser, her bookkeeper, and her personal assistant. It´s all good fun. As the guests are leaving, Zelda asks Regan to stay for a cup of tea. They´ve barely sat down to chat when Zelda falls ill. A worried Regan doesn´t want to leave Zelda alone and decides to spend the night at the isolated, aging estate. It´s not long before Zelda asks Regan to investigate people in her life, starting with her father´s new wife, Bobby Jo. The couple said ´´I do´´ in the back of a cab at a drive-through chapel in Las Vegas after only three months of togetherness. Has Zelda´s windfall put her in danger? Regan is determined to find out, not knowing that she´s a target herself!