Actors from Illinois:Ronald Reagan, Gary Coleman, Charlton Heston, Denise Richards, Calista Flockhart, Howard Keel, William Christopher, Rock Hudson, Burl Ives, Sam Shepard, Karen Black, Susan Dey, LaVern Baker, John Barrowman, Peter Sarsgaard, Betty White
Actores de Illinois ab 18.49 EURO Harrison Ford, Robin Williams, Burl Ives, Paul Frees, Jane Lynch, John Malkovich, Charlton Heston, John Cusack, John Belushi, Lewis Arquette, John C. Reilly, Gary Sinise, Smiley Burnette, Jennifer Hudson, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray
Social Capital in Development Planning updates and advances the debate on social capital, through the analysis of the application of the concept of social capital to programs for sustainable and smart socio-economic development; empirical findings; and a new paradigm for development planning. Author Raffaella Y. Nanetti: Raffaella Y. Nanetti is Professor Emerita of Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, where she taught courses in international and community development. She is Senior Researcher at Esoc-Lab, London and Associate at the National Research Council, Italy. She has directed community projects in the Balkans, Europe, and the USA, and has published extensively. Author Catalina Holguin: Catalina Holguin is Associate Researcher at the Economic and Social Cohesion Laboratory, UK. She has a PhD in Social Capital and Education Policy from the London School of Economics, UK. She has experience in European research projects on social capital, social cohesion, EU policies, and multilevel governance. Holguin is currently working on social capital and development in post-conflict societies.
From his threadbare early days in Tampico, Illinois - to his marathon career as an actor in Hollywood, to his eventual rise to the seat of ultimate power in Washington; Ronald Wilson Reagan, our witty, grandfatherly Commander in Chief, is revealed in this touching remembrance of one of our greatest American presidents. In these troubled times his easy charm and no-nonsense politics are a safe harbor for all those who admire this strong, resourceful, and sincere leader. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000495de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Praise for Nick Offerman narrating Mark Twain: ´´Offerman’s Illinois-raised voice and actor’s talent suit him ideally to channel Mark Twain.” (The New York Times Book Review) ´´There’s something about his wry Midwestern merriment that aspires to Twainishness.” (Men’s Journal) ´´It’s a melding of sardonic voices: Mark Twain, meet Nick Offerman.” (The Wall Street Journal) With his trademark mirth and boundless charisma, actor Nick Offerman brought the loveable shenanigans of Twain´s adolescent hero to life in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Now, in yet another virtuosic performance, the actor proves that despite being separated by a span of over a century, his connection to the author and his work is undeniable and that theirs is a timeless collaboration that should not be missed. Trading in the idyllic banks of Twain´s Mississippi for medieval England, Offerman regales listeners with one of American literature´s foremost satires and the author´s most inventive and darkly funny pieces of fiction. Hank Morgan is the archetype of modern man in 19th-century New England: adept at his trade as a mechanic, innovative, forward thinking. So when a blow to the head inexplicably sends him back in time 1300 years and places him in Camelot, instead of despair, he feels emboldened by the prospect placed before him and sets out to modernize and improve the lives of his fellow citizens. But, in order to do so, he´ll need to contend with brash nobles, superstitious nincompoops, and a conniving, blowhard wizard. While time travel has become a common trope in storytelling today, in Twain´s time it was truly a novel idea; all the more imaginative when you consider how it´s used for satirical effect. A thinly veiled critique of the political and social institutions that impede progress and a scathing condemnation of the naiveté that allows them to thrive, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur´s ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Offerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029631de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, manliness, meat, and much more in his first book. Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman - who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation´s Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking - he runs his own woodshop - Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman´s childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois - ´´I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield´´ - to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally. It also offers hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love, style, religion, woodworking, and outdoor recreation, among many other savory entrees. A mix of amusing anecdotes, opinionated lessons and rants, sprinkled with offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only tickle readers pink but may also rouse them to put down their smart phones, study a few sycamore leaves, and maybe even handcraft (and paddle) their own canoes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Offerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002218de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Born of humble beginnings, Ronald Reagan came into the world as the son of working class parents in Illinois. During his youth, he wasn´t a particularly gifted student, but he did graduate from college. A Hollywood actor and union leader turned politician, he served as the 33rd governor of California during the tumultuous period from 1967 to 1975. Though his hard work, determination, and a bit of good luck, Ronald Reagan became the 40th president of the United States, in office between 1981 and 1989. For his work as the President of the United States and for having realigned the country toward conservative policies, Ronald Reagan has remained an iconic influence among Republicans, who often invoke his beliefs. He transformed the American presidency with his bold strategies and inspired policies. His political agenda, including lower taxes, a conservative economic stance, and expansion of the military, redefined politics in the United States. To this day, the name Ronald Reagan is spoken with a form of reverence in circles of conservative-minded thinkers. This short book covers the life of Ronald Reagan from his early years growing up in Illinois, his rise to power through the political ranks to become the President of the United States, and the years after his term in the land´s highest office. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Diehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083334de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book examines the conflict surrounding the latest redevelopment frontier in Chicago: the citys South Side blues clubs and blocks. Like Chicago, cities such as Cleveland, St. Louis, Boston, Washington D.C., Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia are experiencing a new redevelopment machine: one of tyrannizing and fear. Its actors are adroit at working via the creation of fear to terror-redevelop in these historically neglected neighborhoods. The book also discusses the powerful race and class-based politics in Chicagos blues clubs that resist such change. A leisure as resistance framework represents the latest innovative form of opposition to the transformation of these historic sites. David Wilson is Professor of Geography, Urban Planning, African American Studies, and Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
A Dream of Jazz takes the listener on a historic and tuneful ride to Cleveland in the 1940s. The city, jazz, and friendship are celebrated through the eyes of the teenage friends Don and John. Their thoughts are filled with nothing but jazz, and their troubles are carried away on the magic carpet of the music. The spirit and power of jazz are captured in Kim Maerkl´s compelling production. Her original compositions combined with the smooth storytelling voice of renowned Austro-American actor August Zirner and the sophisticated playing of the band Fourscore is a musical treat for jazz lovers of any age. Author biography: Kim Maerkl was born in 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an author, composer, and producer. Her works have been performed in concert halls and theaters throughout Europe and released by publishers in America, Germany and Switzerland. She is a Fulbright scholar. Narrator biography: August Zirner was born in 1956 in Urbana, Illinois, and is the son of Austrian-Jewish immigrants. He has appeared in over 100 films and television shows and is one of the most popular actors in Germany. He co-starred in The Counterfeiters, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. youtube.com/watch?v=O3-6yhFtBJY&feature=youtu.be 1. Language: English. Narrator: August Zirner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001353de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.