The Silwood Circle:A History of Ecology and the Making of Scientific Careers in Late Twentieth-Century Britain Hannah Gay
Silwood Circle, The: A History Of Ecology And The Making Of Scientific Careers In Late Twentieth-century Britain:A History of Ecology and the Making of Scientific Careers in Late Twentieth-Century Britain Hannah Gay
Merrill Markoe discusses gay marriage, rock fashion, and other things your mother never told you. MERRILL MARKOE is an Emmy-award-winning TV writer (Late Night with David Letterman, TV Nation) and prolific author of books, including What the Dogs Taught Me, How to Be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me, Merrill Markoe´s Guide to Love, The Psycho Ex Game, and Walking in Circles Before Lying Down.This piece was recorded at Un-Cabaret´s reading series ´´Say the Word´´, featuring great comedy writers reading their own original first-person non-fiction at the Skirball Cultural Center in L.A.ADVISORY: Some material may not be appropriate for minors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beth Lapides, Merrill Markoe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/cabc/070928/pf_cabc_070928_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It’s hard enough coming out, but playing basketball for a nationally ranked school and trying to figure out your sexual identity in the closeted and paranoid world of big-time college sports - that’s a challenge. Kate Fagan’s love for basketball and for her religious teammates at the University of Colorado was tested by the gut-wrenching realization that she could no longer ignore the feelings of otherness inside her. In trying to blend in, Kate had created a hilariously incongruous world for herself in Boulder. Her best friends were part of Colorado’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes, where they ran weekly Bible studies and attended an Evangelical Free Church. For nearly a year, Kate joined them and learned all she could about Christianity - even holding their hands as they prayed for others ´´living a sinful lifestyle´´. Each time the issue of homosexuality arose, she felt as if a neon sign appeared over her head, with a giant arrow pointed downward. During these prayer sessions, she would often keep her eyes open, looking around the circle at the closed eyelids of her friends, listening to the earnestness of their words. Kate didn’t have a vocabulary for discussing who she really was and what she felt when she was younger; all she knew was that she had a secret. In The Reappearing Act, she brings the listener along for the ride as she slowly accepts her new reality and takes the first steps toward embracing her true self. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Udall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017816/bk_adbl_017816_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gay cowboy passions flame bright and bold on the Golden Circle Ranch, where the only boundaries are those you make. When two city boy best friends decided to spend some time between college terms out a West on a ranch, it turned out Dillon had an uncle, who had invested some money in a ranch on Colorado, New Mexico border. They were pleasantly surprised by how good looking all the cowboys were in the pictures his uncle sent. Once they arrived at the ranch as interns/summer whelps they found they were not disappointed the ten men who worked the Golden Circle ranch were all easy on the eyes. And there was a very good reason for it: the owner, Tex Masterson was a very selective man, in business and in pleasure, and if he could combine the two, all the better. Dillon´s uncle Matt was one of Tex´s friends and silent partners, he thought his handsome young nephew and his cute friend would get just the training they wanted at Tex´s place. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Talbot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091578/bk_acx0_091578_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The founder of POZ magazine shares ´´a captivating...eyewitness account from inside the AIDS epidemic´´ (Next) and ´´a moving, multidecade memoir of one gay man´s life´´ (San Francisco Chronicle). As a politics-obsessed Georgetown freshman, Sean Strub arrived in Washington, DC, from Iowa in 1976, with a plum part-time job running a senate elevator in the US Capitol. He also harbored a terrifying secret: his attraction to men. As Strub explored the capital´s political and social circles, he discovered a parallel world where powerful men lived double lives shrouded in shame. When the AIDS epidemic hit in the early 1980s, Strub was living in New York and soon found himself attending ´´more funerals than birthday parties´´. Scared and angry, he turned to radical activism to combat discrimination and demand research. Strub takes you through his own diagnosis and inside ACT UP, the organization that transformed a stigmatized cause into one of the defining political movements of our time. From the New York of Studio 54 and Andy Warhol´s Factory to the intersection of politics and burgeoning LGBT and AIDS movements, Strub´s story crackles with history. He recounts his role in shocking AIDS demonstrations at St. Patrick´s Cathedral as well as at the home of US Senator Jesse Helms. With an astonishing cast of characters, including Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Keith Haring, Bill Clinton, and Yoko Ono, this is a vivid portrait of a tumultuous era ´´[with] the suspense and horror of Paul Monette´s memoir Borrowed Time and the drama of Larry Kramer´s play The Normal Heart.... What a lot of action - and life - there is in this gripping book.´´ (The Washington Post). Photo: Iowa City Press-Citizen 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Drake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021756/bk_adbl_021756_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All Cameron Roberts and Blair Powell want is a small, intimate wedding, but the paparazzi and a domestic terrorist have other plans. First Daughter Blair Powell and her lover Cameron Roberts, newly appointed deputy director of the Homeland Security Office, escape to a ski chalet in the Rockies after a harrowing attack by members of a domestic terrorism organization. Under orders from the White House, Blair reluctantly allows a member of the ´´enemy camp,´´ investigative reporter Dana Barnett, to join her inner circle in the hopes of limiting her media exposure. Dana isn´t any happier about being pulled from her coverage of the escalating conflict in the Middle East to write a society ´´fluff piece,´´ although the presence of beautiful Dr. Emory Constantine does make the assignment a little more enticing. With the nation under attack, the world on the verge of war, and their personal lives the focus of intense public scrutiny, Cam and Blair come under fire both publicly and privately when an old nemesis resurfaces intent on finishing his holy mission - to kill Blair Powell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abby Craden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014281/bk_adbl_014281_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After surviving the Dunkirk retreat, Laurie Odell, a young homosexual, critically examines his unorthodox lifestyle and personal relationships, as he falls in love with a young conscientious objector and becomes involved with a circle of world-weary gay men. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Jameson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021051/bk_adbl_021051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´Exquisite poems´ Roxane Gay From National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Ada Limón comes The Carrying - her most powerful collection yet. A daughter tends to aging parents. A woman struggles with infertility - ´What if, instead of carrying / a child, I am supposed to carry grief?´ - and a body seized by pain and vertigo as well as ecstasy. A nation convulses: ´Every song of this country / has an unsung third stanza, something brutal.´ And still Limón shows us, as ever, the persistence of hunger, love, and joy, the dizzying fullness of our too-short lives. ´Fine then, / I´ll take it,´ she writes. ´I´ll take it all.´ In The Carrying, the poet´s heart is on full display - even as she continues further and deeper into the bloodstream, following the hard-won truth of what it means to live in an imperfect world.