Leaves From An Actor´s Notebook:With Reminiscences And Chit-Chat Of The Green Room And The Stage, In England And America (1860) George Vandenhoff
World War II from a Leader Who Saw the War from Both the White House and the Bridge of a Battleship Vice Admiral John L. McCrea worked with the president of the United States on difficult and unusual assignments, associated with royalty and world-famous political and military leaders, and he commanded the USS Iowa and a task force in the Pacific. Over the years, many urged him to write a book, and before his passing he finally recorded his reminiscences. Captain McCrea´s War captures his amazing tales from the World War II years. After the United States entered the war, McCrea served as a naval aide to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, where he set up the White House Map Room (later known as the Situation Room) and Shangri-La (now called Camp David). He supplied material for the president´s fireside chats, helped arrange the Casablanca Conference, and worked with such prominent leaders as Winston Churchill and General Douglas MacArthur. Despite his important work for the president, McCrea yearned for sea duty. Persuading FDR to release him from the White House, he was given command of the USS Iowa, the country´s newest and largest battleship. With his new ship, McCrea transported Roosevelt and the Joint Chiefs of Staff across the Atlantic for the Tehran Conference and fought with the Fast Carrier Task Force in the Pacific. Captain McCrea´s War ends in April 1945, when McCrea was summoned back to Washington after President Roosevelt´s death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009132de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The beloved Hollywood star and New York Times best-selling author of Unsinkable continues her intimate chat with fans in this entertaining collection of anecdotes, stories, jokes, and random musings from a woman who has seen it all - and done most of it. From her acclaimed performances to her headline-making divorce from Eddie Fisher, from raising a famous daughter to hitting the road with a successful one-woman show, Debbie Reynolds has been in the spotlight for decades. She´s met presidents, performed for the queen of England, and partied with kings. A show business icon, she continues to sing and dance - and can drop more names than Andy Cohen. In this fabulous personal tour, she recalls wonderful moments with the greats of the entertainment world - Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Bette Davis, Phyllis Diller, and many, many more - sharing stories that shed new light on her life and career and the glittering world of Hollywood then and now. Debbie has plenty to tell - and in Make ´Em Laugh, she dishes it in the warm, down-to-earth voice her fans adore. Debbie shares memories of late-night pals and some of the greatest comedians of all time, stories from the big screen and small, and tales of marriage, motherhood, and children. Combining her wicked sense of humor and appealing charm, she reveals the personal side of show business and fame in funny, poignant, and delightful reminiscences. Nothing is off limits: Debbie talks about her sex life, her family drama - and even shares a few secret recipes. As irresistible as the woman at its heart, this collection shows the consummate skill of a beloved entertainer who truly knows how to make ´em laugh. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Judith Ivey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004800de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.