Stonewall Cousins, Roger and Alistair, become lifelong friends when they meet as boys in 1954. After both discovering their homosexuality, their lives intersect against the backdrop of 20th Century gay culture, from the beachboy surfer days of the 1960´s, to the Greenwich Village AIDS activism in the 1990´s. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ethan Sawyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013084/bk_adbl_013084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
"Great artists suffer for the people." (Marvin Gaye) A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history´s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors´ American Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of America´s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. Among the many stars gathered by Berry Gordy´s Motown Records during the latter half of the 20th century, one of the most famous and successful was Marvin Gaye, even though the rigidity of the studio´s operating procedures constantly collided with his capacity for stubbornness and insistence that he be given the independence to pursue his own artistic vision. Of course, it´s easy to see it from both sides; despite the ceaseless thread of masterpieces emerging from Motown studio artists (many of them performed and recorded by Gaye), it might also be said in his defense that as part of the record company´s mission statement, Motown operated in a state of near artistic lockdown where creative input by the artist was concerned. Unapologetically hit-driven, Motown measured success almost solely by chart rankings and units sold, and it naturally avoided any alteration of old formulas that produced results, all of which made Motown the epitome of an efficiently run music entertainment provider. As Marvin Gaye learned, however, it was not the place in which to nourish his thirst for creative freedom and innovation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Ceppos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052734/bk_acx0_052734_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Picturesque Sketches of American Progress:Comprising Official Descriptions of Nearly 100 Americam Cities, Prepared Under the Supervision of the Authorities of the Respective Cities, Showing Their Origin, Development, Present Condition, Commerce and Manuf William Gay
The first book to detail how gay martyrs have influenced national debates over LGBT rights, Dying to Be Normal establishes how religion has shaped gay assimilation in the United States and the mainstreaming of particular gays as ´´normal´´ Americans worthy of equal rights.
My Daddy Is A Woman Now (American Edition): Marcia Gay
Early American Women Critics:Performance, Religion, Race Gay Gibson Cima
Missionary Explorers Among the American Indians (Classic Reprint): Mary Gay Humphreys
PARADOXICAL NATURE OF AMERICAN ART DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION:REALIST VISIONS AS THE ANTIDOTE TO MYTHMAKING Gaye Bayri
Winner of the 2003 Lambda Literary Award for Fiction Anthology. Showcasing the work of literary giants like Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, and authors whom listeners may be surprised to learn were ´´in the life´´, Black Like Us is the most comprehensive collection of fiction by African American lesbian, gay, and bisexual writers ever published. From the Harlem Renaissance to the Great Migration of the Depression era, from the postwar civil rights, feminist, and gay liberation movements, to the unabashedly complex sexual explorations of the present day, Black Like Us accomplishes a sweeping survey of 20th-century literature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Ray Eller, Ron Butler, Bahni Turpin, Mirron Willis, Lisa Pitts, Dominic Hoffman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003618/bk_acx0_003618_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Today it is widely recognized that gay men played a prominent role in defining the culture of mid-20th-century America, with such icons as Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Montgomery Clift, and Rock Hudson defining much of what seemed distinctly ´´American´´ on the stage and screen. Even though few gay artists were ´´out,´´ their sexuality caused significant anxiety during a time of rampant anti-homosexual attitudes. Michael Sherry offers a sophisticated analysis of the tension between the nation´s simultaneous dependence on and fear of the cultural influence of gay artists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015586/bk_adbl_015586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.