When George Washington bade farewell to his officers, he did so in New York´s Fraunces Tavern. When Andrew Jackson planned his defense of New Orleans against the British in 1815, he met Jean Lafitte in a grog shop. And when John Wilkes Booth plotted with his accomplices to carry out a certain assassination, they gathered in Surratt Tavern. In America Walks into a Bar, Christine Sismondo recounts the rich and fascinating history of an institution often reviled, yet always central to American life. She traces the tavern from England to New England, showing how even the Puritans valued ´´a good Beere´´. With fast-paced narration and lively characters, she carries the story through the twentieth century and beyond, from repeated struggles over licensing and Sunday liquor sales, from the Whiskey Rebellion to the temperance movement, from attempts to ban ´´treating´´ to Prohibition and repeal. As the cockpit of organized crime, politics, and everyday social life, the bar has remained vital - and controversial - down to the present. In 2006, when the Hurricane Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act was passed, a rider excluded bars from applying for aid or tax breaks on the grounds that they contributed nothing to the community. Sismondo proves otherwise: the bar has contributed everything to the American story. In this heady cocktail of agile prose and telling anecdotes, Sismondo offers a resounding toast to taprooms, taverns, saloons, speakeasies, and the local hangout where everybody knows your name. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim, Jennifer Van Dyck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019812/bk_adbl_019812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For most visitors interested in the outdoors, Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is the top destination. It has more than 50 miles of groomed gravel carriage roads, where motorized traffic is banned. Nearly 120 miles of hiking trails traverse seven major barren mountaintops. There is much to see and do here, and plenty of places to explore. The island´s many lakes invite paddlers and swimmers of all skill levels. Pocket cobblestone beaches in hidden coves await discovery by those who wish to avoid the crowds at Sand Beach. With thousands of motel rooms, a similar quantity of campsites, and plenty of private cottages and cabins to rent, Mount Desert Island easily accommodates throngs of visitors, although traffic can get heavy in late July and in August. Towns surrounding Acadia brim with galleries and shops offering interesting wares from around the world. Bar Harbor alone boasts more than 100 restaurants. While many come back year after year to stroll Bar Harbor´s shore path, gazing out at some of the more than 40 ocean liners that visit each year, others prefer to visit more traditional fishing villages such as Bass Harbor. Here is the most detailed guide to this unforgettable region of Maine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Chekijian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019289/bk_acx0_019289_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Restaurants, bars, coffee shops — is there any public place left that doesn´t play background music? Loudly? In this show, we´re making the case for more silence. Because perhaps some need the drone of TVs, traffic and Muzak, to drown out the pesky sound of thinking, but others go to great lengths to find respite from a blaringly loud world. [Broadcast Date: December 13, 2017] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Strainchamps. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/171213/rt_tbon_171213_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No more chocolate! It´s a new century and the government in power is called the ´´Good For You Party´´. They close down all the burger bars and chip shops and they even ban chocolate - a step too far for Huntley and his chum, Smudger. They devise a plan to beat the chocolate plan with amazing results. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/csaw/000123/bk_csaw_000123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Restaurants, bars, coffee shops - is there any public place left that doesn’t play background music? Loudly? In this show, we´re making the case for more silence. Because perhaps some need the drone of TVs, traffic and Muzak to drown out the pesky sound of thinking, but others go to great lengths to find respite from a blaringly loud world. [Broadcast Date: August 10, 2018] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Strainchamps. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/180810/rt_tbon_180810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Restaurants, bars, coffee shops — is there any public place left that doesn’t play background music? Loudly? In this show, we’re making the case for more silence. Because perhaps some need the drone of TVs, traffic and Muzak, to drown out the pesky sound of thinking, but others go to great lengths to find respite from a blaringly loud world. [Original Broadcast Date: December 9, 2017] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Strainchamps. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/190070/rt_tbon_190070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn everything you need to know for your short stay in Lisbon! You´re about to discover the best Lisbon has to offer in this unique guide. If you are looking for a long academic text describing everything in Lisbon, then don´t get this audiobook. This is for the short-stay traveler looking for the best in Lisbon. Lisbon is one of the best-kept secrets in Europe. Most people tend to go to Madrid or Rome. Most people ignore this fantastic city. Lisbon is arguably the city in Europe with the best atmosphere, food, nightlife, art, and culture. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn.... Background and history of Lisbon How to get around Lisbon The best museums and art galleries Where to find the best restaurants Special things you can only do in Lisbon Best coffee shops The best bars and clubs Your three-day itinerary Much, much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Werling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102610/bk_acx0_102610_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Angelique is a beautiful, thick, and curvy woman, and everyone seems to see that but her. Her passion is music, and she´s devoted her entire life to it, often performing at bars and coffee shops. Connie´s Café was where she met Jason. He stood by, listening to her every note the entire night, waiting to ask for her name after the show was over. Immediately after talking to him, Angelique is mesmerized. He´s so attractive it scares her, but he has a way with words and makes her feel beautiful on the inside and out. In time, Angelique uncovers the dynamics of Jason and unwillingly begins to fall in love with him in the process. 1. Language: English. Narrator: LaDawn Black. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046474/bk_acx0_046474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Multicolor plastic tubes with RGB LEDs inside, used to change the colors of walls, ceilings, etc. in all kinds of venues: bars, discotheques, taverns, shops, public places.Infinite applications possible: fix the strips behind translucent plexi panels to create slowly changing colored surfaces, ceilings and walls…Different lengths (1m – 0,5m - 0,2m) each with very bright LEDs available.Each strip comes with 2 mounting clips and screws.Solid 4pin DIN-connectors with security lock.To be used with our LED-MANAGER (dmx power supply)Longlife LED Technology: >50.000 hours! Technical Information: connections: Special 4-pin connectors, extension cables optionally available in 1m and 5m lengths, operation voltage: 24Vdc common anode, power consumption: LED STRIP 0.5m: 5Watt (72 LEDs) Size / Weight: LED STRIP 0,5m: D=30 x L=500mm