A cultural icon, consummate interviewer and guiding light behind some of the most popular documentaries ever made, Alan Whicker’s quiet brand of incisive, insightful television journalism has enthralled audiences for the last six decades. This second volume showcases the diversity of his output from aristocracy to Disneyland, from the majesty of Alaska to the fl eshpots of Los Angeles.The Aristocracy BusinessAlan Whicker investigates the aristocracy, talking to rich peers and land-owners, including the Baron of Guiseborough, the Baron of Faversham, Viscount Down, and George Howard (Castle Howard).Tankers/Boat People (Hong Kong)It’s the Chinese New Year’s Day and Alan Whicker focuses on a picturesque Chinese race and their strange ‘centuries-old’ pattern of life - the Boat People, whose homes, shops, restaurants and brothels (or ‘flower-boats’) all float.Devil’s IslandThe most dreaded island in the world has been undisturbed and decaying for a few silent years. Alan Whicker seeks out ex-convicts who survived the Island’s unspeakable cruelties, and parts the curtain on a grisly stage where 75,000 Bagnards lived, fought and died.Pixie Dust on the Goodie Goodie LandAlan Whicker discusses the coming of Disneyworld to Florida. The special magic of Disneyworld is explored and Whicker finds himself judged unacceptable by the tribe of ‘apostles’ preparing to spread pixie dust on ten million people a year.Large Sums of Money Have a Very Fusty SmellIn one of Whicker’s most riveting interviews, Charmain Biggs, wife of Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs, talks at length about the background to his part in the robbery, his dramatic escape from Wandsworth and their life on the run in Australia where they were eventually discovered.Anchorage, Alaska - The Ultimate Dream, the Last Chance to do it RightAlan Whicker heads north to the spectacular landscpe of Alaska. It has the most hostile conditions in the world; Winter temperatures average minus 60 degrees, if there’s a wind, it can plummet below minus 100 degrees and the nights last two months.Nothing is Utopia, This Comes Pretty CloseAlan Whicker meets some of the 50,000 Britons that have made Los Angeles their home, drinking in English-style pubs and playing cricket. He interviews Christopher Lee and Peter Sellers and also meets that model of Englishness, Patrick Macnee, who admits he would like to die in Dorset.The Absolute MonarchAlan Whicker joins the Sultan of Brunei (reputedly the richest man in the world) in his kingdom on the island of Borneo. He joins in the silver jubilee celebrations and meets the Sultan’s family and his army.Special Features:None Listed
Michael Portillo journeys through the stunning wilderness of the 49th US state on its most extreme railroads, before crossing the border into Canada, the world's second largest country, to explore its lakes and mountains, visit its cities and ride its most scenic and spectacular railroads. Michael heads first for the Last Frontier of the United States armed with his 1899 Appleton's Guidebook to Alaska. He boards the Alaska Railroad to travel past lakes and glaciers and through mountain tunnels, admiring the magnificent landscape and glimpsing the wildlife of the region, while learning what it took to build this epic 470-mile line. Along the way, Michael joins the US Arctic Warriors for parachute training, gets a taste of the pioneering spirit and explores the art of the First Nations helping to carve a totem pole before shaking his tail feathers in a grouse dance . Switching to his 1899 edition of Appleton's Canadian Guidebook, Michael crosses the border into Canada and rides the spectacular transcontinental railway, explores Canada's Atlantic maritime provinces and makes a 1,000-mile journey across the vast Canadian Prairie. During his travels he meets modern day Canadians descended from immigrants and fur traders, indigenous groups and people of the Métis nation. He encounters beaver and bear, rides with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, joins the lumberjacks of British Columbia to corral logs downriver and attempts to play Canada's national sport, ice hockey. Tomato wine, Saskatoon Berry Pie, Acadian oysters and Nova Scotia lobster are among the delicacies that sustain him on his journey.
Outlaw Tales of Alaska ab 17.99 € als Taschenbuch: True Stories of the Last Frontier's Most Infamous Crooks Culprits and Cutthroats Second Edition. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Taschenbücher, Geist & Wissen,
Mayday, mayday! I'm going down, I'm going do- Author, airline captain, and popular blogger (capnaux.com) Eric Auxier brings Alaska bush flying to life in his second novel, The Last Bush Pilots. Exhilarating flying, tall tales, and larger-than-life characters abound in a wild land that truly is America's Last Frontier. Two young pilots, Daniel "D.C." Alva and Allen David Foley, take on the world's most dangerous flying: the Alaska bush. But Mother Nature - and a sexy Native Alaskan - stand in their way. Southeast Alaska Seaplanes, Juneau: Retired airline captain Chief Pilot Dusty Tucker pilots a renegade band of flying misfits. Meet legendary bush pilot Jake "Crash" Whitakker, equally adept at landing planes and ladies - and "crashin' 'em" as well; prankster pilot Ralph Olaphsen, who once set an extinct volcano ablaze on April Fool's Day; and no-nonsense Check Airman Holly Innes, trying to cut a respectable niche in the notoriously macho bush pilot world - while escaping a dangerous past. Amid Alaska's soggy skies, D.C. and Allen face escalating challenges in and out of the cockpit. The two cheechackos, or greenhorns, are roped into Crash and Ralph's harebrained scheme, Operation Dirty Harry. Under the suspicious nose of draconian FAA Inspector Frederick Bruner, the pilots hatch a plot to hijack and rescue a planeload of orphaned bear cubs. Moreover, mischievous Tlingit Indian Tonya Hunter, as wild and unpredictable as the land in which she lives, plays the two lovestruck cheechackos against each other. But the true villain of the story is Mother Nature herself. Alaska's notoriously fickle weather and rugged terrain take on lives of their own. Can the two cheechackos survive her relentless onslaught and launch their fledgling airline careers? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Block. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050794/bk_acx0_050794_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Night Too Dark is New York Times best-selling writer Dana Stabenow’s latest, the 17th in a series chronicling life, death, love, tragedy, mischief, controversy, nature, and survival in Alaska, America’s last real frontier. In Alaska, people disappear every day. In Aleut detective Kate Shugak’s Park, they’ve been disappearing a lot lately. Hikers head into the wilderness unprepared and get lost. Miners quit without notice at the busy Suulutaq Mine. Suicides leave farewell notes and vanish. Not only are Park rats disappearing at an alarming rate, but so is life in the Park as Kate knows it. Alaska state trooper Jim Chopin’s workload has increased to where he doesn’t make it home three nights out of four; the controversial mine has seduced Johnny and his classmates with summer jobs and divided the Niniltna Native Association—the aunties are to a woman selling out—and a hostile environmental activist organization has embraced the Suulutaq Mine as their reason for being. It’s almost a relief when Kate finds a body. This she can handle. Until the identity of the body vanishes, too. In this latest Kate Shugak novel, the smart, sexy P.I., her wolf/husky hybrid Mutt, and Chopper Jim are only just beginning to realize the fallout from the discovery of the world’s second-largest gold mine in their backyard. “Mine change everything,” Auntie Vi said in Whisper to the Blood (the previous book in the series and the first to hit the New York Times best seller list). And it’s only just beginning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marguerite Gavin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001055/bk_aren_001055_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He'll have to turn up the heat in order to melt her heart.... Logan Slade made the biggest mistake of his life eight years ago when he left his high school sweetheart at the altar and reported to the military. Now he's returned home and ready to do whatever it takes to win her back. But Trixie Frost isn't the same starry-eyed girl who believed he could do no wrong. Now she's stronger, independent, and more fascinating than any other woman he's ever met. Trixie has spent the last eight years trying to forget Logan. She's devoted her life to the quirky town of North Pole, Alaska. She's in a good place, dating a nice man and ready to take the next step in their relationship until Logan walks into her bar and turns her life upside down again. This sexy, determined, military version of Logan is a bigger threat to her than the boy she'd loved to distraction. She can't let him chip away the protective ice wall she's erected around her heart. Because she won't be able to put the pieces back a second time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Vaughn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020493/bk_adbl_020493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For Bill Fulton, being a soldier was his identity. He was called to protect and serve. So when the army wanted to send him to Alaska, he went - they had never steered him wrong, after all. After an involuntary medical discharge, Fulton was adrift until he started a military surplus store in Anchorage, where he also took on fugitive recovery missions. He was back on his feet, working with other badasses and misfits he considered brothers. He took pride in his business, with a wife and daughters at home. His life was happy and full. But when a customer revealed he planned to attack a military recruiting station, Fulton had to make a choice: turn a blind eye and hope for the best or risk his safety, his reputation, and his business by establishing contact with his customers' archnemesis: the FBI. He chose the latter, and his life changed forever. Fulton would soon find himself tumbling down a rabbit hole, learning of a militia movement afoot called "sovereign citizens" who believe themselves to be above the law. The FBI classifies this domestic terrorist group as the number one threat to law enforcement in the country. Set against the vast, rugged, and sometimes lawless backdrop of Alaska, The Blood of Patriots is the story of an ideology gone bloody in the distorted belief that murder is patriotic. It is the true story of how Fulton wrestled his demons and became an undercover confidential informant for the FBI, helping to bring down a militia whose charismatic leader was plotting to kill federal judges and their families and law enforcement officers. Fulton and The Mudflats' Jeanne Devon will take you on a journey through the dark and weirdly humorous life on the Last Frontier while exploring questions of patriotism, the meaning of the Second Amendment, and the legitimate exercise of governmental power. The Blood of Patriots reveals the seamy underbelly of our nation's militia movements and reminds 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Fulton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030740/bk_adbl_030740_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Lux Branson returns to the Piney Woods in Texas, will she recover the proof of Bigfoot's existence? In Sasquatch Found, bounty hunter and expert tracker Lux Branson seeks to escape the nightmares caused by her terrifying encounters with the Sasquatch in Texas. Six weeks later, she's got a seasonal job in Alaska as a guide for grizzly bear hunters. While settling into her new gig, Lux is shocked when Dr. Stevens shows up - he challenges her to provide proof of Bigfoot's existence in the Piney Woods. Because of the debacle that ensued the last time Dr. Stevens organized an expedition, she doesn't want to accept his lucrative offer to return. But he demands that she lead a new expedition there and, once and for all, deliver the proof she'd once promised. When Lux heads into the Piney Woods with the new team, she's determined not to repeat the deadly mistakes of the past. But Lux doesn't exactly trust the new team members. When the expedition turns terrifying, Lux discovers that there is more to fear than the Sasquatch. Will the team survive the perils of the Piney Woods? Will Lux and her team recover the evidence of the Sasquatch that Dr. Stevens demands? And why is he so desperate to have it? Sasquatch Found is K.T. Tomb's second novel in the Sasquatch series featuring Lux Branson, and is her 32nd adventure novel. K.T. Tomb, author and archeologist, enjoys traveling the world when she's not writing adventure thrillers. She lives in Portland, Oregon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brandon Woodall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048045/bk_acx0_048045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When western Alaska erupts in a devastating fire, the elite firefighting crew of the Jude County Smokejumpers is called in to save the day. They’ll do anything to stop the fire, including fighting alongside a crew of local prisoners. The last thing they expect is a jailbreak, and when the prisoners disappear into the forest with one of their own, they’ll have to fight not only the fire but for the freedom of their friends...during the summer of the burning sky.FBI Agent Rio Parker is tired of playing the bad guy, even if it is for a good reason. Undercover with a group of prisoners to babysit a federal informant, he can’t believe he’s been enlisted to fight a forest fire...or sucked into a prison break. Worse - a female smokejumper has been kidnapped. Now, he’ll have to protect her from a rapist, keep his informant from escaping, and stay out of the gunsights of the US Marshal hot on his trail.Smokejumper Skye Doyle knew trouble was brewing when the group of prisoners joined the firefight. She never expected, however, to be kidnapped during their breakout. But can she trust a hardened felon to keep her safe? Except, Rio is not who he seems, and when his identity is uncovered, she must decide if she can trust a man who has been lying to her....But staying alive on the run isn’t their only problem. They’ll have to learn to trust each other if they hope to survive in the second book of the Summer of the Burning Sky.Light My Fire (Summer of the Burning Sky, Book 1)Some Like It Hot (Summer of the Burning Sky, Book 3)Listen to all the novels by USA Today best-selling author Susan May Warren: Montana Fire series:Where There’s SmokePlaying with FireBurnin’ for YouMontana Rescue series:Wild Montana SkiesRescue MeA Matter of TrustTroubled WatersStorm 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jackson Nickolay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131646/bk_acx0_131646_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.