Black Eden chronicles the history of Idlewild, a Michigan black community founded during the aftermath of the Civil War. As one of the nation’s most popular black resorts, Idlewild functioned as a gathering place for African Americans, and more importantly, as a touchstone of black identity and culture. Benjamin C. Wilson and Lewis Walker examine Idlewild’s significance within a historical context, as well as the town’s revitalization efforts and the need for comprehensive planning in future development. In a segregated America, Idlewild became a place where black audiences could see rising black entertainers. Black Eden provides a lengthy discussion about the crucial role Idlewild played in the careers of artists such as Louis Armstrong, B. B. King, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jackie Wilson, Aretha Franklin, and Della Reese. Fundamentally, the audiobook explores issues involved in living in a segregated society, the consequences of the civil rights movement, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent integration, and the consequences of integration vs. racial solidarity. The authors ask: ´´Did integration kill Idlewild?´´, suggesting rather that other factors contributed to its decline. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Padre Mickey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121844/bk_acx0_121844_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gallery and Community Education of Visual Arts for Older People:Kunstvermittlung für Ältere Wolfenbütteler Akademie-Texte. 1. Aufl. Sabine Baumann/ Andrea Gogl/ Hans J Siewert/ Sabine Fett/ Karl H Eden
The Struggle for Eden:Community Gardens in New York City Malve Von Hassell
Eden, USA, is the perfect place to live until Ed Harris, the banker, finds his wife in bed with his best friend. Shotgun in hand, he escorts them to the door, and tells his friend: ´´Guess what? She´s yours!´´ ´´I´ve got a wife, Ed,´´ says the friend. ´´Now you have two...´´ Suddenly, Eden is turned upside down: love blossoms between the town drunk and his teetotaling neighbor, the Barrow Boys make parole, and the teenagers give the snooping sheriff´s deputy more than a whiff of birdshot. The Garden of Eden is about loyalty, sticking with those you love, tolerance and forgiveness, and the simple solutions ordinary people find to keep small communities strong. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Sowers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000452/bk_aren_000452_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Guarding the Garden of Eden::Community Led Water Resource Management in Rural Ghana Service Opare
Becca Meister Fitzpatrick - wife, mother, grandmother, and pillar of the community - is the dutiful steward of her family´s iconic summer tradition...until she discovers her recently deceased husband squandered their nest egg. As she struggles to accept what is likely her last season in Long Harbor, Becca is inspired by her granddaughter´s boldness in the face of impending single-motherhood, and summons the courage to reveal a secret she was forced to bury long ago: the existence of a daughter she gave up 50 years earlier. Eden is the heartrending account of the days leading up to the Fourth of July weekend, as Becca prepares to disclose her secret and her son and brothers conspire to put the estate on the market, interwoven with the century-old history of Becca´s family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marnye Young. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086186/bk_acx0_086186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A renowned artist’s model, Shay Morrison has posed nude to inspire great works of art. But hidden inside her, where no one can see, is the pain of a failed marriage. Then she accidentally walks in on Ian Douglas – as he steps from the shower. His embarrassment and disapproval of Shay are immediately apparent. What isn’t so obvious is his profession: Ian is a minister in a very staid community. Challenged and hurt, Shay decides to try to make him fall in love with her. Yet as she plans to capture Ian, her best-laid plans take her into emotional territory where she’s never been... Now a woman with a troubled past tries to understand a man different from anyone she has known before, and the new feelings rising from her heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Renée Raudman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/002697/bk_brll_002697_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One Foot in Eden:A Sociological Study of the Range of Therapeutic Community Practice Michael Bloor/ Dick Fonkert/ Neil McKeganey
Journalist Paige Keller, while recovering at a remote resort from an overseas assignment, is drawn into a community dominated by a fundamentalist church, a family of real estate developers, and a group of environmentalists, all in conflict over control of the valley´s future. She goes undercover to discover what lies beneath the church´s rituals and sacred ceremonies, but the more she learns, the deeper the valley´s mysteries and seductions become. A New Eden is the second part of the acclaimed Idolatry saga, the story of a wealthy young heir and a devout Christian girl who find themselves at the heart of the age-old struggle for the soul of Western civilization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Field. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073460/bk_acx0_073460_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.