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  • The Astaires: Fred & Adele  | Kathleen Riley

    The Astaires: Fred & Adele 

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kathleen Riley
    • Narrated By Barbara Edelman
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    Before "Fred and Ginger" there was "Fred and Adele", a show-business partnership and cultural sensation like no other. In our celebrity-saturated era, it's hard to comprehend what a genuine phenomenon these two siblings from Omaha were. At the height of their success in the mid-1920s, the Astaires seemed to define the Jazz Age. They were Gershwin's music in motion, a fascinating pair who wove spellbinding rhythms in song and dance. In this book, the first comprehensive study of their theatrical career together, Kathleen Riley traces the Astaires' rise to fame from humble midwestern origins.

    Brian says: "I should have gotten a book solely about Fred"
  • Everyday Subversion: From Joking to Revolting in the German Democratic Republic (Rhetoric & Public Affairs) | Kerry Kathleen Riley

    Everyday Subversion: From Joking to Revolting in the German Democratic Republic (Rhetoric & Public Affairs)

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Kerry Kathleen Riley
    • Narrated By Cynthia Wallace
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    This important book traces the evolution of grassroots social movement in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) and reveals the democratically spirited, subversive forms of communication practiced behind the Wall before it fell in 1989. From the political jokes shared in private, to the informational events, underground publications, and weekly "peace prayers" that were sheltered by Evangelical-Lutheran churches, to the demonstrations of 1989, to the onslaught of exposé work after the Wall fell, East Germans resisted and rebelled in many humble but brilliant ways.

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