At a time when the hottest issue in US immigration law is the proposed action by President Obama to protect from deportation as many as five million illegals in the United States, the John Lennon case takes on special relevance, notwithstanding the passage of 40 years since he was placed in deportation proceedings. This is John and Yoko´s incredible story, as told by the lawyer who fought in the front lines. In 1972 President Richard M. Nixon learned that John Lennon was visiting the United States. Nixon was told that Lennon´s continued presence here could be catastrophic to his plan for reelection. Lennon, who had just made an appearance before an audience of 15,000 young fans at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, was rumored to be planning to join Jerry Rubin to lead a series of rock music rallies to ´´Dump Nixon´´ in anticipation of the 1972 Republican National Convention. The special significance of the 1972 convention was the fact that this would be the first national election in which the voting age was reduced from 21 to 18, adding 5 to 10 million new prospective voters. Nixon was not popular with this young group. Lennon was. Indeed, Senator Strom Thurmond had just written a Dear John letter to Nixon´s attorney general, John Mitchell, suggesting that deporting Lennon quickly would be an ´´appropriate countermeasure´´. John Mitchell was the head of CREEP, the Committee to Reelect the President; his day job was as attorney general, in charge of deporting illegal aliens. Following the Watergate-style advice of his legal counsel, John Dean, Nixon decided to ´´use the available political machinery to screw our political enemies´´ and proceeded in earnest to deport Lennon and his artist wife, Yoko Ono. Lennon and Ono consulted Leon Wildes, an expert in the field of immigration law, about the reason for their visit: their efforts to locate and secure custody of Kyoko, Yoko´s American eight-year-old child by a prior marriage. American 1. Language: English. Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009004/bk_blak_009004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Named a Top 10 book of 2018 by NPR and The Washington Post.Short-listed for the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Excellence.Finalist for the National Book Critic Circle´s John Leonard Prize.The instant New York Times best seller´´A must-read for anyone who thinks ´build a wall´ is the answer to anything.´´ (Esquire)For Francisco Cantú, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. Driven to understand the hard realities of the landscape he loves, Cantú joins the Border Patrol. He and his partners learn to track other humans under blistering sun and through frigid nights. They haul in the dead and deliver to detention those they find alive. Plagued by a growing awareness of his complicity in a dehumanizing enterprise, he abandons the Patrol for civilian life. But when an immigrant friend travels to Mexico to visit his dying mother and does not return, Cantú discovers that the border has migrated with him, and now he must know the full extent of the violence it wreaks, on both sides of the line. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Francisco Cantú. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003365/bk_peng_003365_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During the Second World War, six million Jews--as well as other targeted groups such as Gypsies, Poles, the handicapped, and homosexuals--were systematically murdered by Adolf Hitlers Nazis and their collaborators. The Holocaust Chronicle, written and fact-checked by top scholars, recounts the long, complex, anguishing story of the most terrible crime of the 20th century. A massive, oversized hardcover of more than 750 pages, The Holocaust Chronicle: A History in Words and Pictures is an excitingly unique, not for-profit endeavor that is a personal project of the publisher, Louis Weber, C.E.O. of Chicago-based Publications International, Ltd. As a book publisher, I am in a unique position to create this ambitious project, Weber says. The son of Polish Jews who settled in America in the 1920s, Weber conceived The Holocaust Chronicle in order to give something back to the Jewish community, and to bring the truth of the Holocaust to as many people as possible. The mission of The Holocaust Chronicle is to report the facts, clearly and free of bias or agenda. Featured are more than 2000 photographs selected after intensive research in the collections of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, as well as other archives and private collections located around the world. Many of these images are in full color and most are published in book form for the first time. The photographs chronicle the Holocaust in starkly visual terms, capturing victims and perpetrators alike, as well as Allied leaders and the multitude of peripheral figures. Caption-text is detailed, and rich with facts and human interest. The books 3000-item timeline of Holocaust-related events is unprecedented in its scope and ambition. Spanning the years 1000 B.C. to 1999 A.D., the timeline pinpoints deportations, atrocities, and important developments in the Nazis Final Solution, as well as individual acts of cruelty, compassion, and heroic Jewish resistance. Illustrated chapter-opener essays place the most important years of the Holocaust and its immediate aftermath, 1933-1946, into sharp perspective. Nearly 300 sidebars detail significant people, places, issues, and events. More than 30 full-color, specially commissioned maps show the reader where events took place. The sentiments and hatreds that gave rise to the Holocaust were not confined to the 12 years of Adolf Hitlers Thousand-Year Reich. The books illustrated prologue surveys the antisemitism that was expressed over many centuries in Europe as bloody pogroms, exclusionary laws, and other persecution. The illustrated epilogue documents the long, painful healing process that has lasted for generations and may never be completed.
A half-starved young Russian man is smuggled into Hamburg in the dead of night with an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse around his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa. Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation, even if the price is her career--and her safety. Searching for clues to his mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous sixty-year-old scion of a failing British bank--and a triangle of impossible loves is born. Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the ´´War on Terror,´´ the rival spies of three nations converge upon the innocents. Thrilling, compassionate, peopled with characters the reader never wants to let go, ´´A Most Wanted Man ´´is a work of deep humanity with uncommon relevance to our times.
A raw account of a young American abroad grasping for meaning, this pulsating story of violent protests, illegal border crossings, and loss of innocence raises questions about the futility of borders and the irresistible power of nationalism. Illegal tells the true story of love, deception, revolutions, and deportations as it chronicles the trials of John Dennehy. A naïve New Yorker, Dennehy refuses to be part of the feverish nationalism of post 9/11 America. His search for hope takes him to Ecuador, where he falls in love with firebrand Lucia, who perfects his broken Spanish while they find solidarity in the brewing social upheaval. Amid the unrest, Dennehy is arrested and deported to the United States but he has found something worth fighting for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Passaro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113822/bk_acx0_113822_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1940 sperrten die Deutschen den polnischen Pianisten Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrien Brody) zusammen mit abertausenden anderen Juden in das Warschauer Ghetto. Für die jüdischen Einwohner gibt es keine Chance den Deportationen ins KZ zu entkommen. Bereits auf dem Weg in die Waggons und damit dem Tode geweiht, verhilft ein jüdischer Polizist Wladyslaw zur Flucht. Für ihn beginnt eine Zeit der Einsamkeit, des Versteckens, der Flucht - bis er kurz vor Ende des Krieges in der zerbombten Stadt von dem deutschen Offizier Wilm Hosenfeld (Thomas Kretschmann) in den Trümmern eines Hauses entdeckt, aber nicht ermordet wird ...Darsteller:Adrien Brody, Andrew Tiernan, Andrzej Zielinski, Daniel Caltagirone, Ed Stoppard, Emilia Fox, Frank Finlay, Jessica Kate Meyer, John Keogh, Maciej Winkler, Maureen Lipman, Maurycy Zylber, Michal Zebrowski, Thomas Kretschmann, Wanja Mues, Xawery Zylber, Zbigniew Walerys, Zbigniew Zamachowski
Illegal immigration continues to roil American politics. The right-wing media stir up panic over ´´anchor babies´´, job stealing, welfare dependence, bilingualism, al-Qaeda terrorists disguised as Latinos, even a conspiracy by Latinos to ´´retake´´ the Southwest. State and local governments have passed more than 300 laws that attempt to restrict undocumented immigrants´ access to hospitals, schools, food stamps, and driver´s licenses. Federal immigration authorities stage factory raids that result in arrests, deportations, and broken families - and leave owners scrambling to fill suddenly open jobs. And yet polls show that a majority of Americans support some kind of path to citizenship for those here illegally. What is going on? In this book, John Tirman shows how the resistance to immigration in America is more cultural than political. Although cloaked in language about jobs and secure borders, the cultural resistance to immigration expresses a fear that immigrants are changing the dominant white, Protestant, ´´real American´´ culture. Tirman describes the ´´raid mentality´´ of our response to immigration, which seeks violent solutions for a social phenomenon. The current ´´round them up, deport them, militarize the border´´ approach, Tirman shows, solves nothing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Sartor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079470/bk_acx0_079470_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finally, the truth behind the crime of the twentieth century! Here´s what we now know: John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by Mafia contract killers hired by Louisiana mob boss Carlos Marcello. Kennedy was killed in that city because it was the only place in the country where a crime of that magnitude could be committed without fear of punishment. Long-time local district attorney Henry Wade, an LBJ crony who would have sole jurisdiction over the prosecution of those responsible, had been corrupted by the local Civello crime family. Lyndon B. Johnson, while a U.S. senator during the 1950s, had accepted bribes from the same mobsters so that they could avoid deportation. With incredible detail and documentation, Mark North pieces the puzzle together to reveal how in late 1961, U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy and his brother John, who hated LBJ, initiated a covert Organized Crime Task Force investigation of the Civello mob in Dallas. They understood that destroying the Dallas Mafia would also destroy LBJ. Johnson, through Wade and local federal officials he had placed in power, learned of the plan and cooperated with the Civello mob to have JFK killed. Johnson did this, in part, because he had the power to control any subsequent federal investigation via FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Johnson had leverage over Hoover because he had learned that the director and his assistant Clyde Tolson were lovers. After the Mafia killed JFK, Johnson stopped Robert Kennedy´s prosecution of the Dallas Mafia. Betrayal in Dallas is unlike any book written on the JFK assassination. Because its conclusions are based on classified federal documents unknown to the public and research community, it will startle and convince all those who read it. It is inevitable that, at some point, any great historical truth becomes known. Betrayal in Dallas is nothing less than the vehicle for that moment. It is what the American people have been wa 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008552/bk_adbl_008552_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bernie Gunther returns in the thirteenth book in the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling series, perfect for fans of John le Carre and Robert Harris. ´One of the greatest anti-heroes ever written´ LEE CHILD ´Kerr leads us through the facts of history and the vagaries of human nature´ TOM HANKS ´One of the greatest master story-tellers in English´ ALAN FURST 1957, Munich. Bernie Gunther´s latest move in a string of varied careers sees him working for an insurance company. It makes a kind of sense: both cops and insurance companies have a vested interest in figuring out when people are lying to them, and Bernie has a lifetime of experience to call on. Sent to Athens to investigate a claim from a fellow German for a sunken ship, Bernie takes an instant dislike to the claimant. When he discovers the ship in question once belonged to a Greek Jew deported to Auschwitz, he is convinced the sinking was no accident but an act of vengeance. And so Bernie is once again drawn inexorably back to the dark history of the Second World War, and the deportation of the Jews of Salonika - now Thessaloniki. As Europe prepares to move on to a more united future with Germany as a partner rather than an enemy, at least one person in Greece is ready neither to forgive nor forget. And, deep down, Bernie thinks they may have a point.