What Doesn't Kill Us, a New York Times best seller, traces our evolutionary journey back to a time when survival depended on how well we adapted to the environment around us. Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans without even a whisper of what anyone today might consider modern technology. Those feats of endurance now seem impossible in an age where we take comfort for granted. But what if we could regain some of our lost evolutionary strength by simulating the environmental conditions of our forbears? Investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney takes up the challenge to find out: Can we hack our bodies and use the environment to stimulate our inner biology? Helping him in his search for the answers is Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof, whose ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study. Carney also enlists input from an army scientist, a world-famous surfer, the founders of an obstacle course race movement, and ordinary people who have documented how they have cured autoimmune diseases, lost weight, and reversed diabetes. In the process he chronicles his own transformational journey as he pushes his body and mind to the edge of endurance, a quest that culminates in a record-bending 28-hour climb to the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers. An ambitious blend of investigative reporting and participatory journalism, What Doesn't Kill Us explores the true connection between the mind and the body and reveals the science that allows us to push past our perceived limitations.
©2017 Scott Carney (P)2017 Scott Carney
These are masterly readings, by renowned thespian Paul Schofield, of two substantial works of poetry by T.S. Eliot.
"The Wasteland", first published in 1922, is one of Eliot's most influential works and has long been on the syllabus for A-Level English Literature.
"Four Quartets" consists of four long poems, first published between 1935 and 1942. They are linked by common themes, and are individually "Burnt Norton", "East Coker", "The Dry Salvages", and "Little Gidding".
©2007 BBC Audiobooks LTD (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks LTD
From the author of the number-one New York Times mega-best seller Inside of a Dog comes an equally smart, delightful, and startling exploration of how we perceive and discover our world. Alexandra Horowitzs brilliant On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes shows us how to see the spectacle of the ordinary - to practice, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put it, "the observation of trifles". On Looking is structured around a series of eleven walks the author takes, mostly in her Manhattan neighborhood, with experts on a diverse range of subjects, including an urban sociologist, the well-known artist Maira Kalman, a geologist, a physician, and a sound designer. She also walks with a child and a dog to see the world as they perceive it. What they see, how they see it, and why most of us do not see the same things reveal the startling power of human attention and the cognitive aspects of what it means to be an expert observer. As the million-plus readers of Inside of a Dog have discovered, Alexandra Horowitz is charmingly adept at explaining the mysteries of human perception. Trained as a cognitive scientist, she discovers a feast of fascinating detail, all explained with her generous humor and self-deprecating tone. On Looking presents the same engaging combination, this time in service to understanding how human beings encounter their daily worlds and one another. Page by page, Horowitz shows how much more there is to see - if only we would really look. On Looking is nutrition for the considered life, serving as a provocative response to our relentlessly virtual consciousness. So turn off the phone and other electronic devices and be in the real world - where strangers communicate by geometry as they walk toward one another, where sounds reveal shadows, where posture can display humility, and the underside of a leaf unveils a Lilliputian universe - where, indeed, there are worlds within worlds within worlds. Alexandra Horowitzs On Looking confirms her place as one of todays most illuminating observers of our infinitely complex world.
©2013 Alexandra Horowitz (P)2013 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
El libro de no ficción del AÑO Un best seller internacional con más de un millón de ejemplares vendidos Lúcido e iluminador: la historia de la humanidad en un solo volumen. Este es el fascinante relato de nuestra extraordinaria historia: de simios sin importancia a amos del mundo. ¿Cómo logró nuestra especie imponerse en la lucha por la existencia? ¿Por qué nuestros ancestros recolectores se unieron para crear ciudades y reinos? ¿Cómo llegamos a creer en dioses, en naciones o en los derechos humanos; a confiar en el dinero, en los libros o en las leyes? ¿Cómo acabamos sometidos a la burocracia, a los horarios y al consumismo? ¿Y cómo será el mundo en los milenios venideros? En De animales a dioses, Yuval Noah Harari traza una breve historia de la humanidad, desde los primeros humanos que caminaron sobre la Tierra hasta los radicales y a veces devastadores avances de las tres grandes revoluciones que nuestra especie ha protagonizado: la cognitiva, la agrícola y la científica. A partir de hallazgos de disciplinas tan diversas como la biología, la antropología, la paleontología o la economía, Harari explora cómo las grandes corrientes de la historia han modelado nuestra sociedad, los animales y las plantas que nos rodean e incluso nuestras personalidades. ¿Hemos ganado en felicidad a medida que ha avanzado la historia? ¿Seremos capaces de liberar alguna vez nuestra conducta de la herencia del pasado? ¿Podemos hacer algo para influir en los siglos futuros? Audaz, ambicioso y provocador, este libro cuestiona todo lo que creíamos saber sobre el ser humano: nuestros orígenes, nuestras ideas, nuestras acciones, nuestro poder... y nuestro futuro. El fuego nos dio poder. La conversación hizo posible que cooperáramos. La agricultura alimentó nuestra ambición. La mitología sostuvo la ley y el orden. El dinero ofreció algo en lo que confiar. Las contradicciones crearon la cultura. La ciencia nos hizo imparables. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
©2013 Yuval Noah Harari (P)2017 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A.U.
In the summer of 1579, Francis Drake and all those aboard the Golden Hind were in peril. The ship was leaking and they were in search of a protected beach to careen the ship to make repairs. They searched the coast and made landfall in what they called a "Fair and Good Bay", generally thought to be in California. They stacked the treasure they had recently captured from the Spanish onto on this sandy shore, repaired the ship, explored the country, and after a number of weeks, they set sail for home. When they returned to England, they became the second expedition to circumnavigate the Earth after Magellans voyage in 1522, and the first to return with its commander. Thunder Go North unravels the mysteries surrounding Drakes famous voyage and summer sojourn in this bay. Comparing Drakes observations of the Natives houses, dress, foods, language, and lifeways with ethnographic material collected by early anthropologists, Melissa Darby makes a compelling case that Drake and his crew landed not in California but on the Oregon coast. She also uncovers the details of how an early 20th-century hoax succeeded in maintaining the California landing theory and silencing contrary evidence. Presented here in an engaging narrative, Darbys research beckons for history to be rewritten.
©2019 University of Utah Press (P)2021 University of Utah Press
The Roman historian Tacitus was a successful politician who eventually became governor of the province of Asia. He is thought to have died around AD 120 and benefitted from the patronage of the Flavian emperors. The Histories, of which only just over four out of 14 books survive, covers the years following the assassination of the Emperor Nero: Rome was plunged into further civil war with the Year of the Four Emperors (AD 69), which culminated in the accession of Vespasian, the first of the Flavians. Notwithstanding his proximity to the ruling family, Tacitus regretted Rome's development from republic to empire - which is especially evident in his annals. The Histories is a fascinating close-up account of a critical period in Roman history. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Public Domain (P)2021 Naxos Audiobooks
A Frank, Sensuous Banquet for the Senses with Three American Originals Get ready for a roller-coaster ride for your senses as Harriet Lerner, Mollie Katzen, and Susie Bright unleash their ideas about America's favorite taboos in Food, Sex, and Relationships. With combined book sales of over seven million copies, these three best-selling writers are at the height of their powers as they cast light in the shadowy corners of the human mind. This high-spirited dialogue covers: How food, sex, and relationships intertwine in American life today Who the real "man haters" are - the surprising truth Where to find a sexual experience that's better than an orgasm! How the foods we eat - and reject - define our very selves Food, Sex, and Relationships includes an eye-opening question-and-answer session plus an exclusive interview revealing the personal journeys that have brought these three cultural pioneers into the hearts of millions of readers and listeners.
©2010 Harriet Lerner, Susie Bright, Mollie Katzen (P)2010 Harriet Lerner, Susie Bright, Mollie Katzen
Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets - and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong. Isolated by the most savage terrain in North America, the reclusive Tarahumara Indians of Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons are custodians of a lost art. For centuries they have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner while enjoying every mile of it. Their superhuman talent is matched by uncanny health and serenity, leaving the Tarahumara immune to the diseases and strife that plague modern existence. With the help of Caballo Blanco, a mysterious loner who lives among the tribe, the author was able not only to uncover the secrets of the Tarahumara but also to find his own inner ultra-athlete, as he trained for the challenge of a lifetime: a 50-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of Americans, including a star ultramarathoner, a beautiful young surfer, and a barefoot wonder. With a sharp wit and wild exuberance, McDougall takes us from the high-tech science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to the climactic race in the Copper Canyons. Born to Run is that rare book that will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that the secret to happiness is right at your feet, and that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.
©2009 Christopher McDougall (P)2012 Audible Ltd
Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now is a timely call-to-arms from a Silicon Valley pioneer. You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that were better off without them. In his important new audiobook, Lanier, who participates in no social media, offers powerful and personal reasons for all of us to leave these dangerous online platforms behind before its too late. Laniers reasons for freeing ourselves from social medias poisonous grip include its tendency to bring out the worst in us, to make politics terrifying, to trick us with illusions of popularity and success, to twist our relationship with the truth, to disconnect us from other people even as we are more connected than ever, to rob us of our free will with relentless targeted ads. How can we remain autonomous in a world where we are under continual surveillance and are constantly being prodded by algorithms run by some of the richest corporations in history that have no way of making money other than being paid to manipulate our behavior? How could the benefits of social media possibly outweigh the catastrophic losses to our personal dignity, happiness, and freedom? Lanier remains a tech optimist, so while demonstrating the evil that rules social media business models today, he also envisions a humanistic setting for social networking that can direct us towards richer and fuller way of living and connecting with our world.
©2018 Jaron Lanier (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
The Golden Bough, the monumental study of religious rites and practices in primitive societies, was one of the earliest influential texts in anthropology. Its author, Sir James Frazer, surveyed the wide range of cultural habits, taboos and beliefs in communities across the world concluding that there was an observable pattern in the way magic developed into religion, though formal expression emerged in different ways. It was a study that he continued for many years, with initial volumes appearing in 1890 and growing in size until the 12-volume edition was published in 1915. In 1922, Frazer produced his own single volume edition which is presented here. His starting point was the remarkable rule which regulated the succession to the priesthood of Diana at Aricia, where the incumbent would remain in position until slain in combat by his successor. Further study showed Frazer that this was a familiar pattern in both religion and rule. The more he compared unconnected early societies the more similarities he found - a pattern which suggested the universal existence of basic human tendencies. His multifaceted analysis of magic and religion considers topics as various as tree worship, taboo, sacrifice, myths of Adonis and Osiris, the Corn-Mother, the transference of evil, public scapegoats and much else. He draws on evidence for these from many different societies - ranging from Babylonian, African, and Jewish to Khazar, European and Mexican. The Golden Bough was, and remains, a remarkable achievement for its breadth and detail and proved a huge influence on numerous international figures including psychologists Sigmund Freud and C. G Jung, writers and poets James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, and Robert Graves, the mythologist Joseph Campbell and the contemporary critic Camille Paglia. The Golden Bough helped to establish anthropology as a science. But Frazers methods and conclusions also drew criticism from later professionals whose detailed field studies produced a more nuanced view on rituals, beliefs and practices. Nevertheless, The Golden Bough remains a remarkable, fascinating and colourful document with its extensive range and detail on human practice. Andrew Cullum presents this challenging, important work with clarity and sustained interest. A PDF containing chapter headings is available for download to aid the listener and show the scope of the work. It also contains a reproduction of Turners painting The Golden Bough, which set Frazer along his path. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.
Public Domain (P)2020 Ukemi Productions Ltd
Can forests think? Do dogs dream? In this astonishing book, Eduardo Kohn challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human - and thus distinct from all other life forms. Based on four years of fieldwork among the Runa of Ecuador's Upper Amazon, Kohn draws on his rich ethnography to explore how Amazonians interact with the many creatures that inhabit one of the world's most complex ecosystems. Whether or not we recognize it, our anthropological tools hinge on those capacities that make us distinctly human. However, when we turn our ethnographic attention to how we relate to other kinds of beings, these tools (which have the effect of divorcing us from the rest of the world) break down. How Forests Think seizes on this breakdown as an opportunity. Avoiding reductionistic solutions, and without losing sight of how our lives and those of others are caught up in the moral webs we humans spin, this book skillfully fashions new kinds of conceptual tools from the strange and unexpected properties of the living world itself. In this groundbreaking work, Kohn takes anthropology in a new and exciting direction - one that offers a more capacious way to think about the world we share with other kinds of beings.
©2013 The Regents of the University of California (P)2017 Tantor
Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. One hundred thousand years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical - and sometimes devastating - breakthroughs of the cognitive, agricultural, and scientific revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behavior from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.
©2017 Yuval Noah Harari (P)2017 Penguin Random House Canada
"This book is a tour de force." (Adam Grant, New York Times best-selling author of Give and Take) A revolutionary new history of humankind through the prism of work by leading anthropologist James Suzman. Work defines who we are. It determines our status and dictates how, where, and with whom we spend most of our time. It mediates our self-worth and molds our values. But are we hardwired to work as hard as we do? Did our Stone Age ancestors also live to work and work to live? And what might a world where work plays a far less important role look like? To answer these questions, James Suzman charts a grand history of "work" from the origins of life on Earth to our ever more automated present, challenging some of our deepest assumptions about who we are. Drawing insights from anthropology, archaeology, evolutionary biology, zoology, physics, and economics, he shows that while we have evolved to find joy meaning and purpose in work, for most of human history our ancestors worked far less and thought very differently about work than we do now. He demonstrates how our contemporary culture of work has its roots in the agricultural revolution 10,000 years ago. Our sense of what it is to be human was transformed by the transition from foraging to food production, and, later, our migration to cities. Since then, our relationships with one another and with our environments, and even our sense of the passage of time, have not been the same. Arguing that we are in the midst of a similarly transformative point in history, Suzman shows how automation might revolutionize our relationship with work and in doing so usher in a more sustainable and equitable future for our world and ourselves.
©2021 James Suzman (P)2021 Penguin Audio
A thrilling new account of human origins, as told by the paleontologist who led the most groundbreaking dig in recent history. Somewhere west of Munich, Madelaine Böhme and her colleagues dig for clues to the origins of humankind. What they discover is beyond anything they imagined: the fossilized bones of Danuvius guggenmosi ignite a global media frenzy. This ancient ancestor defies our knowledge of human history - his nearly 12-million-year-old bones were not located in Africa - the so-called birthplace of humanity - but in Europe, and his features suggest we evolved much differently than scientists once believed. In prose that reads like a gripping detective novel, Ancient Bones interweaves the story of the dig that changed everything with the fascinating answer to a previously undecided and now pressing question: How, exactly, did we become human? Placing Böhmes discovery alongside former theories of human evolution, the authors show how this remarkable find (and others in Eurasia) are forcing us to rethink the story weve been told about how we came to be, a story that has been our guiding narrative - until now. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Madelaine Böhme, Rüdiger Braun, and Florian Breier (P)2020 Greystone Books
From language to culture to cultural collision: the story of how humans invented history, from the Stone Age to the Virtual Age Traveling across millennia, weaving the experiences and world views of cultures both extinct and extant, The Invention of Yesterday shows that the engine of history is not so much heroic (battles won), geographic (farmers thrive), or anthropogenic (humans change the planet) as it is narrative. Many thousands of years ago, when we existed only as countless small autonomous bands of hunter-gatherers widely distributed through the wilderness, we began inventing stories - to organize for survival, to find purpose and meaning, to explain the unfathomable. Ultimately these became the basis for empires, civilizations, and cultures. And when various narratives began to collide and overlap, the encounters produced everything from confusion, chaos, and war to cultural efflorescence, religious awakenings, and intellectual breakthroughs. Through vivid stories studded with insights, Tamim Ansary illuminates the world-historical consequences of the unique human capacity to invent and communicate abstract ideas. In doing so, he also explains our ever-more-intertwined present: the narratives now shaping us, the reasons we still battle one another, and the future we may yet create.
©2019 Tamim Ansary (P)2019 PublicAffairs
Now in audio, the updated and expanded edition: David Graeber's "fresh...fascinating...thought-provoking...and exceedingly timely" (Financial Times) history of debt. Here, anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: He shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods - that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors. Graeber shows that arguments about debt and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates from Italy to China, as well as sparking innumerable insurrections. He also brilliantly demonstrates that the language of the ancient works of law and religion (words like "guilt", "sin", and "redemption") derive in large part from ancient debates about debt, and shape even our most basic ideas of right and wrong. We are still fighting these battles today without knowing it.
©2014 David Graeber (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
Our ability to remake our world is unique among all living things. But where does our creativity come from, how does it work, and how can we harness it to improve our lives, schools, businesses, and institutions? The Runaway Species is a deep-dive into the creative mind, a celebration of the human spirit, and a vision of how we can improve our future by understanding and embracing our ability to innovate. Composer Anthony Brandt and neurologist David Eagleman seek to discover what lies at the heart of humanity's ability - and drive - to create. Examining hundreds of examples of human creativity, Brandt and Eagleman draw out what creative acts have in common and view them through the lens of cutting-edge neuroscience, uncovering the essential elements of this critical human ability and encouraging a more creative future for all of us.
©2017 David Eagleman (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC
The Origin of Species sold out on the first day of its publication in 1859. It is the major book of the 19th century and one of the most readable and accessible of the great revolutionary works of the scientific imagination. Though, in fact, little read, most people know what it saysat least they think they do. The Origin of Species was the first mature and persuasive work to explain how species change through the process of natural selection. Upon its publication, the book began to transform attitudes about society and religion and was soon used to justify the philosophies of communists, socialists, capitalists, and even Germanys National Socialists. But the most quoted response came from Thomas Henry Huxley, Darwins friend and also a renowned naturalist, who exclaimed, How extremely stupid not to have thought of that!"
Public Domain (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Uncover the secrets of the Swedish philosophy of life called Lagom - meaning 'just enough'. At its core is the idea that we can strike a healthy balance with the world around us without having to make extreme changes and without denying ourselves anything. This delightful audiobook, written by Niki Brantmark, founder and curator of the award-winning interior design blog My Scandinavian Home, gives a taste of the philosophy behind Lagom and shows how to include some of the principles in our daily lives. Includes inspirational and fun ideas to help you achieve balance, well-being and a more sustainable existence. The book is divided into three sections. Introducing Lagom to your personal life includes ideas for decluttering your home, conscious buying and embracing 'slow design'. At work, take time to balance your day with a proper lunch break and a gadget-free Sabbath, while outdoor staycations in remote settings can offer relaxation you never knew possible! Lagom at home and with our families explains the art of simple pleasures - bring-a-dish entertaining at home, of shared craft activities with our children and less-stressed homework time! And finally there's Lagom in the wider world and the principles of living sustainably - as IKEA have pledged in their Live Lagom campaign. Make some small changes, like using LED lightbulbs, taking shorter showers and upcycling, and you are living a Lagom life, a rewarding but responsible life, not denying yourself or sacrificing what you love while not taking from the planet more than you need. It's just the right amount!
©2017 Niki Brantmark (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
Brought to you by Penguin. Three great strands of practice and belief run through human history - science, religion and magic. Over the last few centuries, magic - the idea that we have a connection with the universe and that the universe responds to us - has developed a bad reputation. But it is still with us, as it has been for millennia, as Professor Chris Gosden shows in this extraordinarily bold and unprecedented history. As Gosden argues, magic preceded religion and science, and it has been with us from the curses and charms of ancient Greek, Roman and Jewish magic, to the shamanistic traditions of Eurasia, indigenous America and Africa, the alchemy of the Renaissance, colonial dismissals of magic as backward, and quantum physics today, where magic and science converge. Today 75 percent of the adult population of the Western world hold some belief in magic, whether we believe that the mind of a patient influences recovery, or find it hard to stab a photo of a loved one. Drawing on his decades of research around the world, with incredible breadth and authority and stunning detail - from the first known horoscope to the power of tattoos - Gosden reveals magic's positive qualities and how we might use it to rethink our relationship with the world. This timely history of human thought across thousands of years rightly shows the role that magic has played in shaping civilisation.
©2020 Chris Gosden (P)2020 Penguin Audio
If you want to discover the captivating history of the Basques, then pay attention.... The Basques live in a modestly small, triangular-shaped country that straddles the farthest northeastern portion of Spain and the southeastern portion of France. While some live outside this area today, many still call this region home. These hardy people have dwelt in the foothills of the jagged Pyrenees Mountains since prehistoric times, and theyre still there to this day. The Basques manifest a genetic makeup that is prehistorically distinct from that of their neighbors in Spain or France. This has puzzled scientists and researchers for years. A genetic study conducted by Uppsala University in Sweden in 2015 discovered that the Basques established themselves as an ethnic group during Neolithic times, anywhere from 12,000 to 4,500 years ago. The Basques were isolated from other human migrations into Europe for millennia. Anthropologists have said that they are descendants of the Neolithic farmers who intermingled with a hunter-gatherer culture. About 850,000 pure Basques live in Spain, while 130,000 dwell in France. In this book, a great effort has been made to present the clearest explanation possible to elucidate the history of these fascinating people. In The Basques: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Basque Country, Starting from Prehistory Through Roman Rule and the Middle Ages to the Present, you will discover topics such as: The mystery of the mountain people The ancient mystery unravels The Basques under the Roman Empire Rule under dukes, counts, and kings The Middle Ages The Late Middle Ages The modern period The twentieth century Basque terrorism The Basque country today And much, much more! So if you want to learn more about the Basques, scroll up and add it to your cart now!
©2020 Captivating History (P)2020 Captivating History
At age 26, Maarten Troost decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to a remote South Pacific island. The idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic. But he should have known better. This is the hilarious story of what happens when he discovers that the island is not the paradise he dreamed of. Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles with stifling heat, deadly bacteria, polluted seas, and toxic fish, in a country where the only music to be heard is "La Macarena". He and his stalwart girlfriend, Sylvia, contend with alarmingly large critters, a paucity of food options (including the Great Beer Crisis), and such bizarre local characters as "Half-Dead Fred" and the Poet Laureate of Tarawa, a British drunkard who's never written a poem in his life.
©2004 J. Maarten Troost (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.
From primitive man's cowrie shells to the electronic cash card, from the markets of Timbuktu to the New York Stock Exchange, The History of Money explores how money and the myriad forms of exchange have affected humanity, and how they will continue to shape all aspects of our lives--economic, political, and personal.
©1998 Jack Weatherford (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong. Isolated by the most savage terrain in North America, the reclusive Tarahumara Indians of Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons are custodians of a lost art. For centuries they have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner while enjoying every mile of it. Their superhuman talent is matched by uncanny health and serenity, leaving the Tarahumara immune to the diseases and strife that plague modern existence. With the help of Caballo Blanco, a mysterious loner who lives among the tribe, the author was able not only to uncover the secrets of the Tarahumara but also to find his own inner ultra-athlete, as he trained for the challenge of a lifetime: a 50-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of Americans, including a star ultramarathoner, a beautiful young surfer, and a barefoot wonder. With a sharp wit and wild exuberance, McDougall takes us from the high-tech science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultrarunners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to the climactic race in the Copper Canyons. Born to Run is that rare book that will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that the secret to happiness is right at your feet, and that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.
©2009 Knopf (P)2009 Random House
When it comes to parenting, more isn't always better - but it is always more tiring. In Japan, a boy sleeps in his parents' bed until age 10, but still shows independence in all other areas of his life. In rural India, toilet training begins one month after infants are born and is accomplished with little fanfare. In Paris, parents limit the amount of agency they give their toddlers. In America, parents grant them ever more choices, independence, and attention. Given our approach to parenting, is it any surprise that American parents are too frequently exhausted? Over the course of nearly 50 years, Robert and Sarah LeVine have conducted a groundbreaking, worldwide study of how families work. They have consistently found that children can be happy and healthy in a wide variety of conditions, not just the effort-intensive, cautious environment so many American parents drive themselves crazy trying to create. While there is always another news article or scientific fad proclaiming the importance of some factor or other, it's easy to miss the bigger picture: that children are smarter, more resilient, and more independent than we give them credit for. Do Parents Matter? is an eye-opening look at the world of human nurture, one with profound lessons for the way we think about our families. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2016 Robert A. LeVine and Sarah LeVine (P)2017 Hachette Audio
Although we usually think of technology as something unique to modern times, our ancestors began to create the first technologies millions of years ago in the form of prehistoric tools and weapons. Over time, eight key technologies gradually freed us from the limitations of our animal origins. The fabrication of weapons, the mastery of fire, and the technologies of clothing and shelter radically restructured the human body, enabling us to walk upright, shed our body hair, and migrate out of tropical Africa. Symbolic communication transformed human evolution from a slow biological process into a fast cultural process. The invention of agriculture revolutionized the relationship between humanity and the environment, and the technologies of interaction led to the birth of civilization. Precision machinery spawned the industrial revolution and the rise of nation-states; and in the next metamorphosis, digital technologies may well unite all of humanity for the benefit of future generations. Synthesizing the findings of primatology, paleontology, archeology, history, and anthropology, Richard Currier reinterprets and retells the modern narrative of human evolution that began with the discovery of Lucy and other Australopithecus fossils. But the same forces that allowed us to integrate technology into every aspect of our daily lives have also brought us to the brink of planetary catastrophe. Unbound explains both how we got here and how human society must be transformed again to achieve a sustainable future. Technology: "The deliberate modification of any natural object or substance with forethought to achieve a specific end or to serve a specific purpose."
©2015 Richard L. Currier (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
In the first book to identify demographically proven happiness hotspots worldwide, researcher and explorer Dan Buettner documents the happiest people on earth and reveals how we can create our own happy zones. Detailing extraordinary new discoveries and meticulous research on four continents, Buettner observes happiness in unlikely places and gleans surprising insight into what generates contentment and what it means to thrive. Intriguing studies debunk commonly believed myths. Think life was happier in the good old days? To the contrary, data shows that people flourish more in modern societies than in traditional, agrarian ones. Marriage, parenthood, gender equality, sociability you'll be astonished at how (or whether) these factors figure in the happiness equation.
©2010 Dan Buettner (P)2010 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things. While the gulf that divides us from our primitive ancestors may seem unbridgeably wide, we can glimpse much of our former lifestyle in those largely traditional societies still or recently in existence. Societies like those of the New Guinea Highlanders remind us that it was only yesterday - in evolutionary time - when everything changed and that we moderns still possess bodies and social practices often better adapted to traditional than to modern conditions. The World Until Yesterday provides a mesmerizing firsthand picture of the human past as it had been for millions of years - a past that has mostly vanished - and considers what the differences between that past and our present mean for our lives today. This is Jared Diamonds most personal book to date, as he draws extensively from his decades of field work in the Pacific islands, as well as evidence from Inuit, Amazonian Indians, Kalahari San people, and others. Diamond doesnt romanticize traditional societies - after all, we are shocked by some of their practices - but he finds that their solutions to universal human problems such as child rearing, elder care, dispute resolution, risk, and physical fitness have much to teach us. A characteristically provocative, enlightening, and entertaining book, The World Until Yesterday will be essential and delightful listening.
©2012 Jared Diamond (P)2012 Penguin Audio
The author of The Professor and the Madman and The Perfectionists explores the notion of property - our proprietary relationship with the land - through human history, how it has shaped us and what it will mean for our future. Land - whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city - is central to our existence. It quite literally underlies and underpins everything. Employing the keen intellect, insatiable curiosity, and narrative verve that are the foundations of his previous best-selling works, Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing - and have done - with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet. Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World examines in depth how we acquire land, how we steward it, how and why we fight over it, and finally, how we can, and on occasion do, come to share it. Ultimately, Winchester confronts the essential question: who actually owns the worlds land - and why does it matter? Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2021 Simon Winchester (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers
Gay and Katie Hendricks have spent over 25 years developing "kitchen and bedroom tested" methods for building relationships that work, thrive, and grow. Their emphasis is on cultivating lasting love by accepting, and even encouraging, differences - without trying to change one another. Their methods encourage openness, identification of real feelings, and shared commitment to the relationship. In this live presentation, Gay and Katie talk about: Why opposites really do attract Fights that begin just when things are going "too well" Getting and staying in touch with here-and-now feelings Five "secrets" for strengthening loving relationships
©2006 Better Life Media, Inc. (P)2006 Better Life Media, Inc.
The best-selling author of Bringing Up Bébé investigates life in her 40s, and wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face. When Pamela Druckerman turns 40, waiters start calling her "Madame", and she detects a disturbing new message in mens' gazes: I would sleep with her, but only if doing so required no effort whatsoever. Yet 40 isn't even technically middle-aged anymore. And after a lifetime of being clueless, Druckerman can finally grasp the subtext of conversations, maintain (somewhat) healthy relationships and spot narcissists before they ruin her life. What are the modern 40s, and what do we know once we reach them? What makes someone a "grown-up" anyway? And why didn't anyone warn us that we'd get cellulite on our arms? Part frank memoir, part hilarious investigation of daily life, There Are No Grown-Ups diagnoses the in-between decade when... Everyone you meet looks a little bit familiar. You're matter-of-fact about chin hair. You can no longer wear anything ironically. There's at least one sport your doctor forbids you to play. You become impatient while scrolling down to your year of birth. Your parents have stopped trying to change you. You don't want to be with the cool people anymore; you want to be with your people. You realize that everyone is winging it, some just do it more confidently. You know that it's OK if you don't like jazz. Internationally best-selling author and New York Times contributor Pamela Druckerman leads us on a quest for wisdom, self-knowledge, and the right pair of pants. A witty dispatch from the front lines of the 40s, There Are No Grown-ups is a (midlife) coming-of-age story, and an audiobook for anyone trying to find their place in the world.
©2018 Pamela Druckerman (P)2018 Penguin Audio
Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these 10 gripping essays show why Jon Krakauer is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. His pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle; from a wilderness teen-therapy program run by apparent sadists to an otherworldly cave in New Mexico, studied by NASA to better understand Mars; from the notebook of one Fred Beckey, who catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo. Bringing together work originally published in such magazines as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian - all rigorously researched, vividly written, and marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop - Classic Krakauer powerfully demonstrates the authors ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth.
©2018 Jon Krakauer (P)2018 Random House Audio
It goes without saying that even today, it's not easy to be gay in America. While young gay men often come out more readily, even those from the most progressive of backgrounds still struggle with the legacy of early-life stigma and a deficit of self-acceptance, which can fuel doubt, regret, and, at worst, self-loathing. And this is to say nothing of the ongoing trauma wrought by AIDS, which is all too often relegated to history. Drawing on his work as a clinical psychologist during and in the aftermath of the epidemic, Walt Odets reflects on what it means to survive and figure out a way to live in a new, uncompromising future, both for the men who endured the upheaval of those years and for the younger men who have come of age since then, at a time when HIV is still deeply affecting gay communities, especially among the most marginalized. Through moving stories - of friends and patients, and his own - Odets considers how experiences early in life launch men on trajectories aimed at futures that are not authentically theirs. He writes to help reconstruct how we think about gay life by considering everything from the misleading idea of "the homosexual", to the diversity and richness of gay relationships, to the historical role of stigma and shame and the significance of youth and of aging.
©2019 Walt Whitman Odets (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
A captivating book that reveals how corporations have come to dominate all aspects of life - including our inner lives - and what to do about it.Something has gone terribly wrong. Unquestionably, but seemingly inexplicably, we now live in a world where the market has infiltrated every area of our lives.In Life Inc., brilliant and charismatic cultural theorist Douglas Rushkoff argues that we no longer know who we are, or what we want. Everything, especially authenticity, is branded. Real community and real intimacy have broken down, replaced by market-tested cures for everything from weight, to conception, to poverty, to food, to finding a mate. The market, and its operating system, Corporatism, is no longer something people build and control. Rather, it builds and controls us.Rushkoff, in tracing the roots of corporatism from the Renaissance to today, reveals the way it supplanted social interaction and local commerce and came to be regarded as a preexisting condition of our world, from the history of public relations to the relentless gentrification of America's urban neighborhoods. And he shows us how to fight back: how to de-corporatize ourselves, disengage from branded expectations, think locally, and return to the real world of human activity. As Rushkoff puts it, "Micro-decisions are what matter."
©2009 Douglas Rushkoff (P)2009 Random House Audio
This classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.
©2020 Anta Diop (P)2020 Anta Diop
Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world - and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Through its ability to nurture trees, matsutake helps forests to grow in daunting places. It is also an edible delicacy in Japan, where it sometimes commands astronomical prices. In all its contradictions, matsutake offers insights into areas far beyond just mushrooms and addresses a crucial question: what manages to live in the ruins we have made? A tale of diversity within our damaged landscapes, The Mushroom at the End of the World follows one of the strangest commodity chains of our times to explore the unexpected corners of capitalism. Here, we witness the varied and peculiar worlds of matsutake commerce: the worlds of Japanese gourmets, capitalist traders, Hmong jungle fighters, industrial forests, Yi Chinese goat herders, Finnish nature guides, and more. These companions also lead us into fungal ecologies and forest histories to better understand the promise of cohabitation in a time of massive human destruction.
©2015 Princeton University Press (P)2017 Tantor
In the compelling popular science tradition of Sapiens and Guns, Germs, and Steel, a groundbreaking and eye-opening exploration that applies evolutionary science to provide a new perspective on human psychology, revealing how major challenges from our past have shaped some of the most fundamental aspects of our being. The most fundamental aspects of our lives - from leadership and innovation to aggression and happiness - were permanently altered by the "social leap" our ancestors made from the rain forest to the Savannah. Their struggle to survive on the open grasslands required a shift from individualism to a new form of collectivism, which forever altered the way our mind works. It changed the way we fight and our proclivity to make peace, it changed the way we lead and the way we follow, it made us innovative but not inventive, it created a new kind of social intelligence, and it led to new sources of life satisfaction. In The Social Leap, William von Hippel lays out this revolutionary hypothesis, tracing human development through three critical evolutionary inflection points to explain how events in our distant past shape our lives today. From the mundane, such as why we exaggerate, to the surprising, such as why we believe our own lies and why fame and fortune are as likely to bring misery as happiness, the implications are far-reaching and extraordinary. Blending anthropology, biology, history, and psychology with evolutionary science, The Social Leap is a fresh and provocative look at our species that provides new clues about who we are, what makes us happy, and how to use this knowledge to improve our lives.
©2018 William von Hippel (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family. A Long Way Home is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: Hope.
©2014 Saroo Brierley (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author of The Emperor of All Maladies, a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to "read" and "write" our own genetic information? The extraordinary Siddhartha Mukherjee has written a biography of the gene as deft, brilliant, and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer. Weaving science, social history, and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times, Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices. Throughout the narrative, the story of Mukherjee's own family - with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness - cuts like a bright red line, reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In superb prose and with an instinct for the dramatic scene, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation - from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Thomas Morgan to Crick, Watson, and Rosa Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary 21st-century innovators who mapped the human genome. As The New Yorker said of The Emperor of All Maladies, "It's hard to think of many books for a general audience that have rendered any area of modern science and technology with such intelligence, accessibility, and compassion.... An extraordinary achievement." A riveting, revelatory, and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life and an essential preparation for the moral complexity introduced by our ability to create or "write" the human genome, The Gene is a must-listen for everyone concerned about the definition and future of humanity. This is the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2016 Siddhartha Mukherjee (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
Our children spend their days being passively instructed and made to sit still and take tests, ?often against their will. We call this imprisonment schooling yet wonder why kids become bored and misbehave. Even outside of school children today seldom play and explore without adult supervision and are afforded few opportunities to control their own lives. The result: anxious, unfocused children who see schooling ?and life? as a series of hoops to struggle through. In Free to Learn, developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that our children, if free to pursue their own interests through play, will not only learn all they need to know but will do so with energy and passion. Children come into this world burning to learn, equipped with the curiosity, playfulness, and sociability to direct their own education. Yet we have squelched such instincts in a school model originally developed to indoctrinate, not to promote intellectual growth. To foster children who will thrive in today's constantly changing world, we must entrust them to steer their own learning and development. Drawing on evidence from anthropology, psychology, and history, Gray demonstrates that free play is the primary means by which children learn to control their lives, solve problems, get along with peers, and become emotionally resilient. This capacity to learn through play evolved long ago, in hunter-gatherer bands where children acquired the skills of the culture through their own initiatives. And these instincts still operate remarkably well today, as studies at alternative, democratically administered schools show. When children are in charge of their own education, they learn better ?and at lower cost than the traditional model of coercive schooling. A brave, counterintuitive proposal for freeing our children from the shackles of the curiosity-killing institution we call school, Free to Learn suggests that it's time to stop asking what's wrong with our children and start asking what's wrong with the system. It shows how we can act ?both as parents and as members of society ?to improve children's lives and promote their happiness and learning.
©2013 Peter Gray (P)2018 Hachette Audio
Reveals the profound influence of the Denisovans and their hybrid descendants upon the flowering of human civilization around the world Traces the migrations of the sophisticated Denisovans and their interbreeding with Neanderthals and early human populations more than 40,000 years ago Shows how Denisovan hybrids became the elite of ancient societies, including the Adena mound-building culture Explores the Denisovans extraordinary advances, including precision-machined stone tools and jewelry, tailored clothing, and celestially-aligned architecture Ice-age cave artists, the builders at Göbekli Tepe, and the mound-builders of North America all share a common ancestry in the Solutreans, Neanderthal-human hybrids of immense sophistication, who dominated southwest Europe before reaching North America 20,000 years ago. Yet, even before the Solutreans, the American continent was home to a powerful population of enormous stature, giants remembered in Native American legend as the Thunder People. New research shows they were hybrid descendants of an extinct human group known as the Denisovans, whose existence has now been confirmed from fossil remains found in a cave in the Altai region of Siberia. Tracing the migrations of the Denisovans and their interbreeding with Neanderthals and early human populations in Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Americas, Andrew Collins and Greg Little explore how the new mental capabilities of the Denisovan-Neanderthal and Denisovan-human hybrids greatly accelerated the flowering of human civilization over 40,000 years ago. They show how the Denisovans displayed sophisticated advances, including precision-machined stone tools and jewelry, tailored clothing, celestially-aligned architecture, and horse domestication. Examining evidence from ancient America, the authors reveal how Denisovan hybrids became the elite of the Adena mound-building culture, explaining the giant skeletons found in Native American burial mounds. The authors also explore how the Denisovans descendants were the creators of a cosmological death journey and viewed the Milky Way as the Path of Souls. Revealing the impact of the Denisovans upon every part of the world, the authors show that, without early mans hybridization with Denisovans, Neanderthals, and other yet-to-be-discovered hominid populations, the modern world as we know it would not exist.
©2019 Andrew Collins and Gregory L. Little (P)2019 Inner Traditions Audio
On May 13, 1945, 24 American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over Shangri-La, a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea .Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hiltons best-selling novel Lost Horizon, , this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals. But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers pulled through. Margaret Hastings, barefoot and burned, had no choice but to wear her dead best friends shoes. John McCollom, grieving the death of his twin brother also aboard the plane, masked his grief with stoicism. Kenneth Decker, too, was severely burned and suffered a gaping head wound. Emotionally devastated, badly injured, and vulnerable to the hidden dangers of the jungle, the trio faced certain death unless they left the crash site. Caught between man-eating headhunters and enemy Japanese, the wounded passengers endured a harrowing hike down the mountainside - a journey into the unknown that would lead them straight into a primitive tribe of superstitious natives who had never before seen a white man - or woman. Drawn from interviews, declassified U.S. Army documents, personal photos and mementos, a survivors diary, a rescuers journal, and original film footage, Lost in Shangri-La recounts this incredible true-life adventure for the first time. Mitchell Zuckoff reveals how the determined trio - dehydrated, sick, and in pain - traversed the dense jungle to find help; how a brave band of paratroopers risked their own lives to save the survivors; and how a cowboy colonel attempted a previously untested rescue mission to get them out. By trekking into the New Guinea jungle, visiting remote villages, and rediscovering the crash site, Zuckoff also captures the contemporary natives remembrances of the long-ago day when strange creatures fell from the sky. A riveting work of narrative nonfiction that vividly brings to life an odyssey at times terrifying, enlightening, and comic, Lost in Shangri-La is a thrill ride from beginning to end.
©2011 Mitchell Zuckoff (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
After the long period of cultural decline known as the Dark Ages, Europe experienced a rebirth of scholarship, art, literature, philosophy, and science and began to develop a vision of Western society that remains at the heart of Western civilization today. By placing the image of the Virgin Mary at the center of their churches and their lives, medieval people exalted womanhood to a level unknown in any previous society. For the first time, men began to treat women with dignity and women took up professions that had always been closed to them. The communion bread, believed to be the body of Jesus, encouraged the formulation of new questions in philosophy: Could reality be so fluid that one substance could be transformed into another? Could ordinary bread become a holy reality? Could mud become gold, as the alchemists believed? These new questions pushed the minds of medieval thinkers toward what would become modern science. Artists began to ask themselves similar questions. How can we depict human anatomy so that it looks real to the viewer? How can we depict motion in a composition that never moves? How can two dimensions appear to be three? Medieval artists (and writers, too) invented the Western tradition of realism. On visits to the great cities of Europe - monumental Rome; the intellectually explosive Paris of Peter Abelard and Thomas Aquinas; the hotbed of scientific study that was Oxford; and the incomparable Florence of Dante and Giotto - Cahill brilliantly captures the spirit of experimentation, the colorful pageantry, and the passionate pursuit of knowledge that built the foundations for the modern world.
©2006 Thomas Cahill (P)2006 Books on Tape
A groundbreaking examination of the role that wood and trees have played in our global ecosystem - including human evolution and the rise and fall of empires - in the best-selling tradition of Yuval Harari's Sapiens and Mark Kurlansky's Salt. As the dominant species on Earth, humans have made astonishing progress since our ancestors came down from the trees. But how did the descendants of small primates manage to walk upright, become top predators, and populate the world? How were humans able to develop civilizations and produce a globalized economy? Now, in The Age of Wood, Roland Ennos shows for the first time that the key to our success has been our relationship with wood. Brilliantly synthesizing recent research with existing knowledge in fields as wide-ranging as primatology, anthropology, archaeology, history, architecture, engineering, and carpentry, Ennos reinterprets human history and shows how our ability to exploit wood's unique properties has profoundly shaped our bodies and minds, societies, and lives. He takes us on a sweeping 10 million-year journey from Southeast Asia and West Africa where great apes swing among the trees, build nests, and fashion tools; to East Africa where hunter gatherers collected their food; to the structural design of wooden temples in China and Japan; and to Northern England, where archaeologists trace how coal enabled humans to build an industrial world. Addressing the effects of industrialization - including the use of fossil fuels and other energy-intensive materials to replace timber - The Age of Wood not only shows the essential role that trees play in the history and evolution of human existence, but also argues that for the benefit of our planet we must return to more traditional ways of growing, using, and understanding trees. A winning blend of history and science, this is a fascinating and authoritative work for anyone interested in nature, the environment, and the making of the world as we know it.
©2020 Roland Ennos. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
From best-selling historian H. W. Brands, a sweeping chronicle of how a few wealthy businessmen reshaped America from a land of small farmers and small businessmen into an industrial giant. The three decades after the Civil War saw a wholesale shift in American life, and the cause was capitalism. Driven by J. P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and others like them, armies of men and women were harnessed to a new vision of massive industry. A society rooted in the soil became one based in cities, and legions of immigrants were drawn to American shores. H. W. Brands American Colossus portrays the stunning transformation of the landscape and institutions of American life in these years. Brands charts the rise of Wall Street, the growth of a national economy, the building of the railroads, and the first sparks of union life. By 1900, America was wealthier than ever, yet prosperity was precarious, inequality rampant, and democracy stretched thin. A populist backlash stirred. American Colossus is an unforgettable portrait of the years when a recognizably modern America first took shape.
©2010 H.W. Brands (P)2010 Random House Audio
Suicide, anxiety, and depression are on the rise in college campuses! What should we do? Greg Lukianoff and Jonathon Haidt expose the reasons behind the increase of anxiety, depression, and suicide on college campuses today. They expose the three great untruths that have been indoctrinated into our young people through parenting and education and how policy has shut down the right to free speech, critical thinking, and social integration. After an explanation as to the foundation of the problems, Lukianoff and Haidt shed light on psychological truths, parenting skills, suggestions for positive changes in the education system, and step-by-step instructions for cognitive behavioral therapy. In this detailed summary and analysis of The Coddling of the American Mind, you'll earn shocking facts, like: Safety: what it is and why it isn't necessarily the best option Exactly what is contributing to the rise of mental illness in young people (It'll shock you) Exciting concepts that, if followed, could dramatically affect our school systems for the better And much more! Educate yourself! Scroll to the top and buy now. Note to listeners: This is a summary and analysis companion book based on Greg Lukianoff and Johnathan Haidt's The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. This fan-based excerpt is meant to enhance your original reading/listening experience, not supplement it. We strongly encourage you to purchase the original book.
©2020 Scorpio Digital Press (P)2020 Scorpio Digital Press
A panoramic investigation of the subterranean landscape, from sacred caves and derelict subway stations to nuclear bunkers and ancient underground cities - an exploration of the history, science, architecture, and mythology of the worlds beneath our feet. When Will Hunt was 16 years old, he discovered an abandoned tunnel that ran beneath his house in Providence, Rhode Island. His first tunnel trips inspired a lifelong fascination with exploring underground worlds, from the derelict subway stations and sewers of New York City to the sacred caves, catacombs, and tombs, from bunkers to ancient underground cities in more than 20 countries around the world. Underground is both a personal exploration of Hunts obsession and a panoramic study of how we are all connected to the underground, how caves and other dark hollows have frightened and enchanted, repelled and captivated us through the ages. In a narrative spanning continents and epochs, Hunt follows a cast of subterranea-philes who have dedicated themselves to investigating underground worlds. He tracks the origins of life with a team of NASA microbiologists a mile beneath the Black Hills, camps out for three days with urban explorers in the catacombs and sewers of Paris, descends with an Aboriginal family into a 35,000-year-old sacred mine in the Australian outback, follows a ghostlike graffiti artist writing stories in the subway tunnels of New York, and glimpses a sacred sculpture molded by Paleolithic artists in the depths of a cave in the Pyrenees. Each adventure is woven with findings in mythology and anthropology, natural history and neuroscience, literature and philosophy. In elegant and graceful prose, Hunt cures us of our surface chauvinism, opening our eyes to the planets hidden dimension. He reveals how the subterranean landscape gave shape to our most basic beliefs, including how we think about ourselves as humans. At bottom, Underground is a meditation on the allure of darkness, the power of mystery, and our eternal desire to connect with what we cannot see. Advance praise for Underground: An unusual and intriguing travel book.... As [Will] Hunt reveals the scientific, historic, literary, psychological, spiritual, and metaphorical qualities of his exploration, it begins to seem less idiosyncratic than universal, a pull that has persisted throughout civilization and a mystery that has yet to be solved. The underground may represent hell to some, but it has also provided spiritual solace for centuries.... A vivid illumination of the dark and an effective evocation of its profound mystery. (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)
©2019 Will Hunt (P)2019 Random House Audio
A bold, epic account of how the co-evolution of psychology and culture created the peculiar Western mind that has profoundly shaped the modern world. Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, youre rather psychologically peculiar. Unlike much of the world today, and most people who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, self-obsessed, control-oriented, nonconformist, and analytical. They focus on themselvestheir attributes, accomplishments, and aspirationsover their relationships and social roles. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically distinct? What role did these psychological differences play in the industrial revolution and the global expansion of Europe during the last few centuries? In The WEIRDest People in the World, Joseph Henrich draws on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics, and evolutionary biology to explore these questions and more. He illuminates the origins and evolution of family structures, marriage, and religion, and the profound impact these cultural transformations had on human psychology. Mapping these shifts through ancient history and late antiquity, Henrich reveals that the most fundamental institutions of kinship and marriage changed dramatically under pressure from the Roman Catholic Church. It was these changes that gave rise to the WEIRD psychology that would coevolve with impersonal markets, occupational specialization, and free competitionlaying the foundation for the modern world. Provocative and engaging in both its broad scope and its surprising details, The WEIRDest People in the World explores how culture, institutions, and psychology shape one another, and explains what this means for both our most personal sense of who we are as individuals and also the large-scale social, political, and economic forces that drive human history. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Joseph Henrich (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The Antidote is a series of journeys among people who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. What they have in common is a hunch about human psychology: that its our constant effort to eliminate the negative that causes us to feel so anxious, insecure, and unhappy. And that there is an alternative "negative path" to happiness and success that involves embracing the things we spend our lives trying to avoid. It is a subversive, galvanizing message, which turns out to have a long and distinguished philosophical lineage ranging from ancient Roman Stoic philosophers to Buddhists. Oliver Burkeman talks to life coaches paid to make their clients lives a living hell, and to maverick security experts such as Bruce Schneier, who contends that the changes weve made to airport and aircraft security since the 9/11 attacks have actually made us less safe. And then there are the "backwards" business gurus, who suggest not having any goals at all and not planning for a companys future. Burkemans new audiobook is a witty, fascinating, and counterintuitive listen that turns decades of self-help advice on its head and forces us to rethink completely our attitudes toward failure, uncertainty, and death.
©2012 Oliver Burkeman (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
What was clear to the original readers of Scripture is not always clear to us. Because of the cultural distance between the biblical world and our contemporary setting, we often bring modern Western biases to the text. For example: When Western readers hear Paul exhorting women to "dress modestly", we automatically think in terms of sexual modesty. But most women in that culture would never wear racy clothing. The context suggests that Paul is likely more concerned about economic modesty - that Christian women not flaunt their wealth through expensive clothes, braided hair, and gold jewelry. Some readers might assume that Moses married "below himself" because his wife was a dark-skinned Cushite. Actually, Hebrews were the slave race, not the Cushites, who were highly respected. Aaron and Miriam probably thought Moses was being presumptuous by marrying "above himself". Western individualism leads us to assume that Mary and Joseph traveled alone to Bethlehem. What went without saying was that they were likely accompanied by a large entourage of extended family. Biblical scholars Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. They identify nine key areas where modern Westerners have significantly different assumptions about what might be going on in a text. Drawing on their own cross cultural experience in global mission, O'Brien and Richards show how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language, time, and social mores allow us to see the Bible in fresh and unexpected ways. Getting beyond our own cultural assumptions is increasingly important for being Christians in our interconnected and globalized world. Learn to read Scripture as a member of the global body of Christ.
©2012 E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O'Brien (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
The Silk Road is as iconic in world history as the Colossus of Rhodes or the Suez Canal. But what was it, exactly? It conjures up a hazy image of a caravan of camels laden with silk on a dusty desert track reaching from China to Rome. The reality was different - and far more interesting - as revealed in this new history. In The Silk Road, Valerie Hansen describes the remarkable archaeological finds that revolutionize our understanding of these trade routes. For centuries, key records remained hidden - sometimes deliberately buried by bureaucrats for safe keeping. But the sands of the Taklamakan Desert have revealed fascinating material, sometimes preserved by illiterate locals who recycled official documents to make insoles for shoes or garments for the dead. Hansen explores seven oases along the road, from Xi'an to Samarkand, where merchants, envoys, pilgrims, and travelers mixed in cosmopolitan communities, tolerant of religions from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism. There was no single, continuous road, but a chain of markets that traded between East and West. China and the Roman Empire had very little direct trade. China's main partners were the people of modern-day Iran, whose tombs in China reveal much about their Zoroastrian beliefs. Silk was not the most important good on the road; paper, invented in China before Julius Caesar was born, had a bigger impact in Europe, while metals, spices, and glass were just as important as silk. Perhaps most significant of all was the road's transmission of ideas, technologies, and artistic motifs. The Silk Road is a fascinating story of archaeological discovery, cultural transmission, and the intricate chains across Central Asia and China.
©2012 Valerie Hansen (P)2018 Tantor
Culture has an enormous influence on military organizations and their success or failure in war. Cultural biases often result in unstated assumptions that have a deep impact on the making of strategy, operational planning, doctrinal creation, and the organization and training of armed forces. Except in unique circumstances, culture grows slowly, embedding so deeply that members often act unconsciously according to its dictates. Of all the factors that are involved in military effectiveness, culture is perhaps the most important. Yet, it also remains the most difficult to describe and understand, because it entails so many external factors that impinge, warp, and distort its formation and continuities. The 16 case studies in this volume examine the culture of armies, navies, and air forces from the Civil War to the Iraq War and how and why culture affected their performance in the ultimate arbitration of war.
©2019 Cambridge University Press (P)2021 Tantor
From best-selling author Simon Winchester comes the immense and thrilling story of the world's most mysterious and breathtaking natural wonder: the Atlantic Ocean. Atlantic is a biography of a tremendous space that has been central to the ambitions of explorers, scientists, and warriors, and continues to affect profoundly our character, attitudes, and dreams. Spanning the ocean's story, from its geological origins to the age of exploration, from World War II battles to today's struggles with pollution and over-fishing, Winchester's narrative is epic, intimate, and awe inspiring. Until a thousand years ago, few humans ventured into the Atlantic or imagined traversing its vast infinity. But once the first daring mariners successfully navigated to its far shores - whether they were Vikings, the Irish, the Basques, John Cabot, or Christopher Columbus in the north, or the Portuguese and the Spanish in the south - the Atlantic swiftly evolved in the world's growing consciousness of itself as an enclosed body of water. Soon it became the fulcrum of Western civilization. More than a mere history, Atlantic is an unforgettable journey of unprecedented scope by one of the most gifted writers in the English language.
©2010 Simon Winchester (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
Could UFOs and aliens simply be us, but from the future? This provocative new audiobook cautiously examines the premise that extraterrestrials may instead be our distant human descendants, using the anthropological tool of time travel to visit and study us in their own hominin evolutionary past. Dr. Michael P. Masters, a professor of biological anthropology specializing in human evolutionary anatomy, archaeology, and biomedicine, explores how the persistence of long-term biological and cultural trends in human evolution may ultimately result in us becoming the ones piloting these disc-shaped craft, which are likely the very devices that allow our future progeny to venture backward across the landscape of time. Moreover, these extratempestrials are ubiquitously described as bipedal, large-brained, hairless, human-like beings who communicate with us in our own languages and who possess technology advanced beyond, but clearly built upon, our own. These accounts, coupled with a thorough understanding of the past and modern human condition, point to the continuation of established biological and cultural trends here on Earth, long into the distant human future. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 Dr. Michael P. Masters (P)2019 Dr. Michael P. Masters
Published in 1990, The Anti-Politics Machine is American anthropologist James Ferguson's first book. It discusses international development projects: how they are conceived, researched, and put into practice. Importantly, it also looks at what these projects actually achieve. Ferguson is critical of the idea of development and argues that the process does not take enough account of the daily realities of the communities it is intended to benefit. The projects put too much emphasis on providing technical solutions for addressing poverty, such as better resources or improved infrastructure. But these solutions often ignore the fact that there are social and political dimensions to poverty. So the structures that development projects put in place can often have unintended consequences for their target community, such as strengthening the state power that allowed the projects to get underway in the first place. Ferguson argues that these problems start in the planning stages of a development project as a result of the information gathered and the very language used to discuss it. Ferguson's work suggests that until the process becomes less formulaic and more reflective, development projects will continue to fail.
©2016 Macat Inc (P)2016 Macat Inc
A riveting investigation of the myriad ways that parasites control how other creatures - including humans - think, feel, and act. These tiny organisms can live only inside another animal, and, as McAuliffe reveals, they have many evolutionary motives for manipulating their host's behavior. Far more often than appreciated, these puppeteers orchestrate the interplay between predator and prey. With astonishing precision, parasites can coax rats to approach cats, spiders to transform the patterns of their webs, and fish to draw the attention of birds that then swoop down to feast on them. We humans are hardly immune to the profound influence of parasites. Organisms we pick up from our own pets are strongly suspected of changing our personality traits and contributing to recklessness, impulsivity - even suicide. Microbes in our gut affect our emotions and the very wiring of our brains. Germs that cause colds and flu may alter our behavior even before symptoms become apparent. Parasites influence our species on the cultural level, too. As McAuliffe documents, a subconscious fear of contagion impacts virtually every aspect of our lives, from our sexual attractions and social circles to our morals and political views. Drawing on a huge body of research, she argues that our dread of contamination is an evolved defense against parasites - and a double-edged sword. The horror and revulsion we feel when we come in contact with people who appear diseased or dirty helped pave the way for civilization but may also be the basis for major divisions in societies that persist to this day. In the tradition of Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel and Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish, This Is Your Brain on Parasites is both a journey into cutting-edge science and a revelatory examination of what it means to be human.
©2016 Kathleen McAuliffe (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
A New Scientist Best Book of 2020 Our evolutionary ancestors once possessed the ability to intuit what food their bodies needed, in what proportions, and ate the right things in the proper amounts - perfect nutritional harmony. From wild baboons to gooey slime molds, most every living organism instinctually knows how to balance their diets, except modern-day humans. When and why did we lose this ability, and how can we get it back? David Raubenheimer and Stephen Simpson reveal the answers to these questions in a gripping tale of evolutionary biology and nutritional science, based upon years of groundbreaking research. Their colorful scientific journey takes readers across the globe, from the foothills of Cape Town, to the deserts of Arizona, to a state-of-the-art research center in Sydney. Readers will encounter locusts, mice and even gorillas along the way as the scientists test their hypotheses on various members of the animal kingdom. This epic scientific adventure culminates in a unifying theory of nutrition that has profound implications for our current epidemic of metabolic diseases and obesity. Raubenheimer and Simpson ultimately offer useful advice to understand the unwanted side effects of fad diets, gain control over ones food environment, and see that delicious and healthy are integral parts of proper eating.
©2020 David Raubenheimer and Stephen Simpson (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
We have long attributed man's violent, aggressive, competitive nature to his animal ancestry. But what if we are just as given to cooperation, empathy, and morality by virtue of our genes? What if our behavior actually makes us apes? What kind of apes are we? From a scientist and writer E.O. Wilson has called "the world authority on primate social behavior" comes a fascinating look at the most provocative aspects of human nature: power, sex, violence, kindness, and morality, through our two closest cousins in the ape family. For nearly 20 years, Frans de Waal has worked with both the famously aggressive chimpanzee and the lesser-known, egalitarian, erotic, matriarchal bonobo, two species whose DNA is nearly identical to that of humans. De Waal shows the range of human behavior through his study of chimpanzees and bonobos, drawing from their personalities, relationships, power struggles, and hijinx important insights about our human behavior. The result is an engrossing and surprising narrative that reveals what their behavior can teach us about our own nature.
©2005 Frans de Waal (P)2005 Tantor Media, Inc.
The best-selling author of A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived investigates what it means to be human - and animal. Evolutionary theory has long established that humans are animals: Modern Homo sapiens are primates who share an ancestor with monkeys and other great apes. Our genome is 98 percent identical to a chimpanzee's. And yet we think of ourselves as exceptional. Are we? In this original and entertaining tour of life on Earth, Adam Rutherford explores the profound paradox of the "human animal". Looking for answers across the animal kingdom, he finds that many things once considered exclusively human are not: In Australia, raptors have been observed starting fires to scatter prey; in Zambia, a chimp named Julie even started a "fashion" of wearing grass in one ear. We aren't the only species that communicates, makes tools, or has sex for reasons other than procreation. But we have developed a culture far more complex than any other we've observed. Why has that happened, and what does it say about us? The Book of Humans is a new evolutionary history - a synthesis of the latest research on genetics, sex, migration, and much more. It reveals what unequivocally makes us animals - and also why we are truly extraordinary. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 Adam Rutherford (P)2019 Tantor
A National Geographic Best Book of the Year In our unique genomes, every one of us carries the story of our species - births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. But those stories have always been locked away - until now. Who are our ancestors? Where did they come from? Geneticists have suddenly become historians, and the hard evidence in our DNA has completely upended what we thought we knew about ourselves. Acclaimed science writer Adam Rutherford explains exactly how genomics is completely rewriting the human story - from 100,000 years ago to the present. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2016 Adam Rutherford (P)2018 Tantor
Robert Greene versteht es auf meisterhafte Weise, Weisheit und Philosophie der alten Denker für Millionen von Lesern auf der Suche nach Wissen, Macht und Selbstvervollkommnung zugänglich zu machen. In seinem neuen Buch ist er dem wichtigsten Thema überhaupt auf der Spur: Der Entschlüsselung menschlicher Antriebe und Motivationen, auch derer, die uns selbst nicht bewusst sind. Der Mensch ist ein Gesellschaftstier. Sein Leben hängt von der Beziehung zu Seinesgleichen ab. Zu wissen, warum wir tun, was wir tun, gibt uns ein weit wirksameres Werkzeug an die Hand als all unsere Talente es könnten. Ausgehend von den Ideen und Beispielen von Perikles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr und vielen anderen zeigt Greene, wie wir einerseits von unseren eigenen Emotionen unabhängig werden und Selbstbeherrschung lernen und andererseits Empathie anderen gegenüber entwickeln können, um hinter ihre Masken zu blicken. Die Gesetze der menschlichen Natur bietet dem Leser nicht zuletzt einzigartige Strategien, um im professionellen und privaten Bereich eigene Ziele zu erreichen und zu verteidigen. >> Diese ungekürzte Hörbuch-Fassung genießt du digital exklusiv nur bei Audible.
©2019 FinanzBuch Verlag, ein Imprint der Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH (P)2020 FinanzBuch Verlag, ein Imprint der Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH
Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky has drawn enthusiastic praise for his books, which are sharply-focused studies as well as glorious celebrations of their subjects. In The Basque History of the World, he turns his eye toward Europes oldest surviving culture - a culture as mysterious as it is fascinating. Settled in the western Pyrenees Mountains of France and Spain, the Basque nation is not drawn on maps, and the origin of their forbidden language has never been discovered. Yet Basques appear to predate all other cultures in Europe, with many significant global contributions to their credit. Most notably, one of their own took command after Magellans death and was the first person to circumnavigate the globe. This informative book is full of lively anecdotes that illuminate an otherwise obscure culture. Narrator George Guidall rises to the challenge of the text, which includes many Basque terms, and interprets beautifully.
©1999 Mark Kurlansky (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC
Anthropologist Jeremy Narby has altered how we understand the Shamanic cultures and traditions that have undergone a worldwide revival in recent years. Now, in one of his most extraordinary journeys, Narby travels the globe - from the Amazon Basin to the Far East - to probe what traditional healers and pioneering researchers understand about the intelligence present in all forms of life. Intelligence in Nature presents overwhelming illustrative evidence that independent intelligence is not unique to humanity alone. Indeed, bacteria, plants, animals, and other forms of nonhuman life display an uncanny penchant for self-deterministic decisions, patterns, and actions. Narby presents the first in-depth anthropological study of this concept in the West. He not only uncovers a mysterious thread of intelligent behavior within the natural world but also probes the question of what humanity can learn from nature's economy and knowingness in its own search for a saner and more sustainable way of life.
©2005 Jeremy Narby (P)2017 Tantor
Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does free will really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that anyway? In Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?, the research psychologist and award-winning columnist Jesse Bering features more than thirty of his most popular essays from Scientific American and Slate, as well as two new pieces, that take readers on a bold and captivating journey through some of the most taboo issues related to evolution and human behavior. Exploring the history of cannibalism, the neurology of people who are sexually attracted to animals, the evolution of human body fluids, the science of homosexuality, and serious questions about life and death, Bering astutely covers a generous expanse of our kaleidoscope of quirks and origins. With his characteristic irreverence and trademark cheekiness, Bering leaves no topic unturned or curiosity unexamined, and he does it all with an audaciously original voice. Whether youre interested in the psychological history behind the many facets of sexual desire or the evolutionary patterns that have dictated our current mystique and phallic physique, Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? is bound to create lively discussion and debate for years to come.
©2012 Jesse Bering (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
In his best-selling Darkest England, Idries Shah asserts that the English hail from a little-known place called "Hathaby", but their roots go back much farther, perhaps to the distant Asian realm of Sakasina. Once a nomadic tribe of warriors, the English fled westward, bringing with them epic tales, traditions, and an Oriental way of thought. Shah charts the genius of the English in adopting and adapting "almost anything spiritual, moral or material" for their own use - a faculty that has transformed them from warrior nomads into successful diplomats, businessmen, thinkers, and scientists.
©1987 The Estate of Idries Shah (P)2020 ISF Publishing
What is it like to live and work in a remote corner of the world and befriend a courageous midwife who breaks traditional roles? Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Mali Midwife is the inspiring story of Monique Dembele, an accidental midwife who became a legend, and Kris Holloway, the young Peace Corps volunteer who became her closest confidante. In a small village in Mali, West Africa, Monique saved lives and dispensed hope every day in a place where childbirth is a life-and-death matter and where many children are buried before they cut a tooth. Kris worked side-by-side with her as they cared for each other through sickness and tragedy and shared their innermost secrets and hopes. Monique's life was representative of many women in one of the world's poorest nations, yet she faced her challenges in extraordinary ways. Despite her fiercely traditional society and her limited education she fought for her beliefs birth control, the end of female genital mutilation, the right to receive a salary, and the right to educate her daughters. And she struggled to be with the man she loved. Her story is one of tragedy joy, rebellion, and of an ancient culture in the midst of change. It is an uplifting tribute to indomitable spirits everywhere.
©2007 Kris Holloway (P)2018 Tantor
Scientists' understanding of life is progressing more rapidly than at any point in human history, from the extraordinary decoding of DNA to the controversial emergence of biotechnology. Featuring pioneering biologists, geneticists, physicists, and science writers, Life explains just how far we've come - and takes a brilliantly educated guess at where we're heading. Richard Dawkins and J. Craig Venter compare genes to digital information and sketch the frontiers of genomic research. Edward O. Wilson reveals what ants can teach us about building a superorganism - and, in turn, about how cells build an organism. Elsewhere, David Haig reports new findings on how mothers and fathers individually influence the human genome while Kary Mullis covers cutting-edge treatments for dangerous viruses. And there's much more in this fascinating volume. We may never have all the answers. But the thinkers collected in Life are asking questions that will keep us dreaming for generations.
©2016 John Brockman (P)2016 Tantor
Life in a Medieval Village, by respected historians Joseph and Frances Gies, paints a lively, convincing portrait of rural people at work and at play in the Middle Ages. Focusing on the village of Elton, in the English East Midlands, the Gieses detail the agricultural advances that made communal living possible, explain what domestic life was like for serf and lord alike, and describe the central role of the church in maintaining social harmony. Though the main focus is on Elton, c. 1300, the Gieses supply enlightening historical context on the origin, development, and decline of the European village, itself an invention of the Middle Ages. Meticulously researched, Life in a Medieval Village is a remarkable account that illustrates the captivating world of the Middle Ages and demonstrates what it was like to live during a fascinating - and often misunderstood - era.
©1990 Frances and Joseph Gies (P)2017 Tantor
After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest races, Adharanand Finn set out to discover just what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. Packing up his life he moved from Devon to Iten, in Kenya, to eat with, interview, sleep beside and - most importantly run with, some of the greatest runners in the world. In the distance rests his dream, to join the best of the Kenyan athletes in an epic first marathon across the Kenyan plains.
©2012 Adharanand Finn (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd
Livy continues his magnificent epic, with Rome in complete ruin after the Gallic invasion and sack of the city in 310 B.C. Led by Camillus, one of Rome's great heroic patricians, the city regains her self-confidence and once more becomes the leader of the Latin people. Painstakingly rebuilding alliances, forging friendships, cementing relations among her own people, and fighting endless wars, Rome soon becomes the dominant power among the fractious Italic tribes on the Latin plain. For 50 years, the Romans maintain political and economic stability while pursuing an aggressive stance toward the other, more distant, warlike Italic peoples. Rome is under constant threat of invasion from many quarters and her disciplined soldiers are kept in perfect training. And they need to be. After many decades, the Romans finally manage to conquer the Etruscans and the mighty Samnites, at last bringing most of the Italian peninsula under their control. Livy's The History of Rome continues in an additional four volumes.
Public Domain (P)2010 Audio Connoisseur
"If the end of the twentieth century can be characterized by futurism, the twenty-first can be defined by presentism." This is the moment weve been waiting for, explains award-winning media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, but we dont seem to have any time in which to live it. Instead we remain poised and frozen, overwhelmed by an always-on, live-streamed reality that our human bodies and minds can never truly inhabit. And our failure to do so has had wide-ranging effects on every aspect of our lives. People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, compile knowledge, and connect with anyone, at any time. We strove for an instantaneous network where time and space could be compressed. Well, the futures arrived. We live in a continuous now enabled by Twitter, email, and a so-called real-time technological shift. Yet this now is an elusive goal that we can never quite reach. And the dissonance between our digital selves and our analog bodies has thrown us into a new state of anxiety: present shock. Rushkoff weaves together seemingly disparate events and trends into a rich, nuanced portrait of how life in the eternal present has affected our biology, behavior, politics, and culture. He explains how the rise of zombie apocalypse fiction signals our intense desire for an ending; how the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street form two sides of the same post-narrative coin; how corporate investing in the future has been replaced by futile efforts to game the stock market in real time; why social networks make people anxious and email can feel like an assault. He examines how the tragedy of 9/11 disconnected an entire generation from a sense of history, and delves into why conspiracy theories actually comfort us. As both individuals and communities, we have a choice. We can struggle through the onslaught of information and play an eternal game of catch-up. Or we can choose to live in the present: favor eye contact over texting; quality over speed; and human quirks over digital perfection. Rushkoff offers hope for anyone seeking to transcend the false now. Absorbing and thought-provoking, Present Shock is a wide-ranging, deep thought meditation on what it means to be human in real time.
©2013 Douglas Rushkoff (P)2013 Audible Inc.
At the heart of the nation, the Millennials will soon be in control of our future. The entire working class, judges, law enforcement, politicians, and decision-makers will be at the head of everything. One day soon, Millennials will be deciding our fates and where we go from here. Unfortunately, Millennials will be faced with problems and hurdles that other generations have not had to deal with. Millennials will be in a unique position to fail, as it were. This generation, and to no fault of their own, must overcome depression, addiction, and must find a purpose that holds meaning in their lives. Millennials are not satisfied with having a job and just getting by; they must find meaning in what they are doing on the daily. Many millennials have been over-parented and coddled to the extent that an entire generation will be negatively affected. This generation as children were helped too much as their parents just wanted a better life for their children, but what parent doesnt? Not all parents were helicopter parents and always hovering over their child. There were plenty of parents that were just not there emotionally or were unavailable to Millennials. Experts think there are many negative effects that are now surfacing with current statistics. Are Millennials going to have children of their own someday? Will they be able to make it through a typical nine to five job? Are suburbs and the suburbia life coming to end? How does an entire generation find meaning in their work and life? How does a whole generation fend for themselves without being taught the skills to be successful and prosper independently? What will the future look and be like when Millennials take the helm of the ship of life? Find all of the answers in this audiobook. Millennial depression and addiction The experts say that Millennial depression and addiction are increasingly worse off than other generations. The Baby Boomers, or the parents of Millennials, are faced with a dilemma. The fact is that the Baby Boomer generation were born in 1946-1964. During this time, the parents of Millennials were affected by the world around them. World War 2 ended; millions of Americans came home. These returning men from war led to a spike in marriages and babies. Imagine coming home after war and facing death day after day. Once these men returned, they were excited to be alive and move on with what was important in their lives, love, marriage, kids, and a thankfulness to be alive. The Baby Boomers were a generation surrounded by fear and anxiety.... Download now to hear more.
©2020 J.J. Stone (P)2020 J.J. Stone
Just over 125,000 years ago, humanity was going extinct until a dramatic shift occurred - Homo sapiens started tracking the tides in order to eat the nearby oysters. Before long, theyd pulled themselves back from the brink of extinction. What saved us during that period of endangerment? The human brain, and its evolutionary journey is unlike anything else in history. In A History of the Human Brain, Bret Stetka takes listeners through that far-reaching journey, showing exactly when and how the human brain evolved to shape who we are today. A History of the Human Brain also tackles the question of where the brain will take us next, exploring the burgeoning concepts of epigenetics and new technologies like CRISPR.
©2021 Bret Stetka (P)2021 Workman Publishing
From prehistoric Mexico to modern Istanbul, Mary Beard looks beyond the familiar canon of Western imagery to explore the history of art, religion, and humanity. Conceived as an accompaniment to How Do We Look and The Eye of Faith, the famed Civilizations shows on PBS, renowned classicist Mary Beard has created this elegant volume on how we have looked at art. Focusing in Part I on the Olmec heads of early Mesoamerica, the colossal statues of the pharaoh Amenhotep III, and the nudes of classical Greece, Beard explores the power, hierarchy, and gender politics of the art of the ancient world, and explains how it came to define the so-called civilized world. In Part II, Beard chronicles some of the most breathtaking religious imagery ever made - whether at Angkor Wat, Ravenna, Venice, or in the art of Jewish and Islamic calligraphers - to show how all religions, ancient and modern, have faced irreconcilable problems in trying to picture the divine. With this classic volume, Beard redefines the Western- and male-centric legacies of Ernst Gombrich and Kenneth Clark.
©2018 Mary Beard (P)2018 Profile Audio
With Playing God, Andy Crouch opens the subject of power, elucidating its subtle activity in our E1:AO3 and institutions. He gives us much more than a warning against abuse, though. Turning the notion of "playing God" on its head, Crouch celebrates power as the gift by which we join in God's creative, redeeming work in the world. An essential book for all who would influence their world for the good.
©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian
A radical reconsideration of how we develop the qualities that make us human, based on decades of cutting-edge experimental work by the former director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Virtually all theories of how humans have become such a distinctive species focus on evolution. Here, Michael Tomasello proposes a complementary theory of human uniqueness, focused on development. Building on the seminal ideas of Vygotsky, his data-driven model explains how those things that make us most human are constructed during the first years of a child's life. Tomasello assembles nearly three decades of experimental work with chimpanzees, bonobos, and human children to propose a new framework for psychological growth between birth and seven years of age. He identifies eight pathways that starkly differentiate humans from their closest primate relatives: social cognition, communication, cultural learning, cooperative thinking, collaboration, prosociality, social norms, and moral identity. Becoming Human places human sociocultural activity within the framework of modern evolutionary theory and shows how biology creates the conditions under which culture does its work.
©2019 The President and Fellows of Harvard College (P)2018 Tantor
The exemplary life of a noble soldier/statesman, a description of ancient Germany, and a discussion of oratory are the subjects of three short masterpieces by the brilliant Roman historian, Tacitus. The Life of Cnaeus Julius Agricola is an almost perfect example of what the Romans called the panegyric, a type of salutary obituary which was invariably produced at the death of renowned persons. Agricola was certainly no ordinary man. For one thing, he was the father-in-law of Tacitus. And for another, he was a genuinely gifted soldier of the highest character, the kind of unsung hero who made possible the success of Roman civilization. Germany and Its Tribes is one of the most interesting pieces to come down to us. It is a very insightful and informed commentary on the feared tribes who lived beyond the Rhine. Although some of the information is incorrect or nonsensical, most of it is quite cogent and represents an accurate picture of the German people in those days. Many will recognize traits that have survived into modern times. The Dialogue on Oratory is a spirited discussion among four men about the merits or demerits of the state of oratory in their time versus its practice in the past. By turns amusing and dazzling, the conversation keeps the listener entertained. This production uses the famous translation by Church and Brodribb, considered the finest in the English language.
©2006 Audio Connoisseur (P)2006 Audio Connoisseur
One of our most influential anthropologists reevaluates her long and illustrious career by returning to her roots ? and the roots of life as we know it. When Elizabeth Marshall Thomas first arrived in Africa to live among the Kalahari San, or bushmen, it was 1950, she was 19 years old, and these last surviving hunter-gatherers were living as humans had lived for 15,000 centuries. Thomas wound up writing about their world in a seminal work, The Harmless People. It has never gone out of print. Back then, this was uncharted territory, and little was known about our human origins. Today, our beginnings are better understood. And after a lifetime of interest in the bushmen, Thomas has come to see that their lifestyle reveals great, hidden truths about human evolution. As she displayed in her best seller, The Hidden Life of Dogs, Thomas has a rare gift for giving voice to the voices we don't usually listen to. She helps us see the path that we have taken in our human journey. In The Old Way, she shows how the skills and customs of the hunter-gatherer share much in common with the survival tactics of our animal predecessors. And since it is "knowledge, not objects, that endure" over time, Thomas vividly brings us to see how linked we are to our origins in the animal kingdom. The Old Way is a rare and remarkable achievement, sure to stir up controversy, and is worthy of celebration.
©2006 Elizabeth Marshall Thomas (P)2006 Tantor Media, Inc.
For a person seeking a single volume to serve as a captivating introduction and a dependable guide through all the maze of battles and issues of the Civil War, this is an audiobook without parallel. Bruce Catton understood the Civil War - its participants and battles - and he unfolds it with skill and simplicity. Of all historians past and present, Bruce Catton ranks among the best.
©1960 by American Heritage, Inc. (P)1991 by Blackstone Audiobooks
Turf-roofed and wooden-built, offering fresh clean air, peace, isolation and the promise of a day's wood-chopping, hiking or snow-clearing amid landscapes of great beauty, the hytte - or wooden cabin home - is a crucial part of the national identity of every Norwegian. In 2016, Robert Ferguson and his wife bought a piece of land high up in the Hardangervidda, the plateau that dominates south-central Norway, and on it they built such a hytte. For Ferguson, the hytte represented the realisation of a dream that first brought him to Norway from England more than 30 years ago. As the cabin takes shape he learns, through conversations with friends and cabin builders, the cultural history of modern Norway. He learns of the changing traditions attached to these cabin homes for native Norwegians as they try to marry their newfound urban affluence to their past as a tight-knit, impoverished rural community-nation. Along the way he also describes the intense and mutually rewarding relationship that arose between the colonial Norwegians and their wealthy, imperialist British neighbours across the North Sea in the 19th and 20th centuries; how the British 'salmon-lords' showed them another way of looking at their great rivers, and how English climbers introduced them to a new way of thinking about their mountains.
©2019 Robert Ferguson (P)2019 Head of Zeus
A compassionate and captivating examination of evolving attitudes toward mental illness throughout history and the fight to end the stigma. For centuries, scientists and society cast moral judgments on anyone deemed mentally ill, confining many to asylums. In Nobodys Normal, anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker chronicles the progress and setbacks in the struggle against mental-illness stigma - from the 18th century, through Americas major wars, and into todays high-tech economy. Nobodys Normal argues that stigma is a social process that can be explained through cultural history, a process that began the moment we defined mental illness, that we learn from within our communities, and that we ultimately have the power to change. Though the legacies of shame and secrecy are still with us today, Grinker writes that we are at the cusp of ending the marginalization of the mentally ill. In the 21st century, mental illnesses are fast becoming a more accepted and visible part of human diversity. Grinker infuses the book with the personal history of his familys four generations of involvement in psychiatry, including his grandfathers analysis with Sigmund Freud, his own daughters experience with autism, and culminating in his research on neurodiversity. Drawing on cutting-edge science, historical archives, and cross-cultural research in Africa and Asia, Grinker takes listeners on an international journey to discover the origins of, and variances in, our cultural response to neurodiversity. Urgent, eye-opening, and ultimately hopeful, Nobodys Normal explains how we are transforming mental illness and offers a path to end the shadow of stigma.
©2021 Roy Richard Grinker (P)2021 Random House Audio
Nudge - so heißt die Formel, mit der man andere dazu bewegt, die richtigen Entscheidungen zu treffen. Denn Menschen verhalten sich von Natur aus nicht rational. Nur mit einer Portion List können sie dazu gebracht werden, vernünftig zu handeln. Aber wie schafft man das, ohne sie zu bevormunden? Wie erreicht man zum Beispiel, dass sie sich um ihre Altervorsorge kümmern, umweltbewusst leben oder sich gesund ernähren? Darauf gibt Nudge die Antwort. Das Konzept hat bereits viele Entscheidungsträger überzeugt, darunter US-Präsident Barack Obama. Anschaulich und unterhaltsam präsentieren der Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträger Richard Thaler und Cass Sunstein einen neuen Ansatz der Verhaltensökonomie, der schon heute das Denken und Handeln in Politik und Wirtschaft prägt.
©2009 Ullstein Buchverlage GmbH (P)2019 Audio Verlag München
Travel the world with Eric Weiner, the New York Times best-selling author of The Geography of Bliss, as he journeys from Athens to Silicon Valley - and throughout history, too - to show how creative genius flourishes in specific places at specific times. In The Geography of Genius, acclaimed travel writer Weiner sets out to examine the connection between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. He explores the history of places, like Vienna of 1900, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens, Song Dynasty Hangzhou, and Silicon Valley, to show how certain urban settings are conducive to ingenuity. And, with his trademark insightful humor, he walks the same paths as the geniuses who flourished in these settings to see if the spirit of what inspired figures like Socrates, Michelangelo, and Leonardo remains. In these places, Weiner asks, "What was in the air, and can we bottle it?" This link can be traced back through history: Darwin's theory of evolution gelled while he was riding in a carriage. Freud did his best thinking at his favorite coffeehouse. Beethoven, like many geniuses, preferred long walks in the woods. Sharp and provocative, The Geography of Genius redefines the argument about how genius came to be. His reevaluation of the importance of culture in nurturing creativity is an informed romp through history that will surely jump-start a national conversation.
©2016 Eric Weiner (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
El ingenio de Millás y la sabiduría de Arsuaga unidos para contar la vida como la mejor de las historias. "Tú y yo podríamos asociarnos para hablar de la vida; levantaríamos un gran relato sobre la existencia. ¿Lo hacemos?" dijo el escritor. "Lo hacemos." contestó el paleontólogo. Hace años que el interés por entender la vida, sus orígenes y su evolución resuena en la cabeza de Juan José Millás, de manera que se dispuso a conocer, junto a uno de los mayores especialistas de este país en la materia, Juan Luis Arsuaga, por qué somos como somos y qué nos ha llevado hasta donde estamos. La sabiduría del paleontólogo se combina en este libro con el ingenio y la mirada personal y sorprendente que tiene el escritor sobre la realidad. Porque Millás es un neandertal (o eso dice), y Arsuaga, a sus ojos, un sapiens. Así, a lo largo de muchos meses, los dos visitaron distintos lugares, muchos de ellos escenarios comunes de nuestra vida cotidiana, y otros, emplazamientos únicos donde todavía se pueden ver los vestigios de lo que fuimos, del lugar del que venimos. En esas salidas, que al oyente pueden recordarle a las de don Quijote y Sancho, el sapiens trató de enseñar al neandertal cómo pensar como un sapiens y, sobre todo, que la prehistoria no es cosa del pasado: las huellas de la humanidad a través de los milenios se pueden encontrar en cualquier lugar, desde una cueva o un paisaje hasta un parque infantil o una tienda de peluches. Es la vida lo que late en este libro. La mejor de las historias. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
©2020 Juan José Millás y Juan Luis Arsuaga (P)2020 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A.U.
This Very Short Introduction employs the disciplines of history, religious studies, and anthropology as it illuminates the complexities of Aztec life. Readers meet a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry, and philosophy, who were also profoundly committed to cosmic regeneration through the thrust of the ceremonial knife and through warfare. Davíd Carrasco looks beyond Spanish accounts that have colored much of the Western narrative to let Aztec voices speak about their origin stories, the cosmic significance of their capital city, their methods of child rearing, and the contributions women made to daily life and the empire. Carrasco discusses the arrival of the Spaniards, contrasts Aztec mythical traditions about the origins of their city with actual urban life in Mesoamerica, and outlines the rise of the Aztec empire. He also explores Aztec religion, which provided both justification for and alternatives to warfare, sacrifice, and imperialism, and he sheds light on Aztec poetry, philosophy, painting, and especially monumental sculpture and architecture. He concludes by looking at how the Aztecs have been portrayed in Western thought, art, film, and literature as well as in Latino culture and arts.
©2012 Davíd Carrasco (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
There's a ritual of the modern workplace - one you've heard and most likely indulged in yourself. It's the call and response we go through when you ask a workmate how they're doing: 'Busy!' 'So busy.' It is pretty obviously a boast disguised as a complaint. And our simultaneously grim and half chuckled reply comes as a kind of congratulation: 'Ha, better than the opposite.' When did we start doing that? As if he didn't have enough to do, Oliver Burkeman explores this epidemic of busyness to reveal that it may not be what it at first seems. He asks if we are talking ourselves into feeling overwhelmed with busyness and if our problem with busyness is not that we do not have the time but rather we literally do not have the head space. He questions whether people have become addicted to busy, either because it makes them feel like heroes fighting the odds or because problems can be avoided by never sitting still. Finally, he examines whether the solution to busyness is perhaps not to work harder and organise ourselves but to indulge in a little idleness. Oliver Burkeman is an award-winning feature writer for the Guardian. He writes a popular weekly column on psychology, This Column Will Change Your Life, and has reported from London, Washington and New York. Produced by Peter McManus. This programme was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 as Oliver Burkeman Is Busy.
©2018 Oliver Burkeman (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks
From the author of Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell, a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction It is likely not terribly surprising that surfers like to party. The 1960-'70s image, bolstered by Tom Wolfe and Big Wednesday, was one of mild outlaws. Tanned boys who refused to grow up, spending their days drinking beer and smoking joints on the beach in between mindless hours in the water. As the surf brands accidentally morphed into a multimillion- then multibillion-dollar industry beginning in the 1980s, however, the derelict portrait began to harm business. In order to achieve wild year-on-year growth that came to be expected, surf trunks, T-shirts and sunglasses had to be sold en masse through Midwestern mall stores. Moms in Des Moines did not want corn-fed junior to be a delinquent. And so the external surf image of the 1980s and '90s and into the present became Kelly Slater and Laird Hamilton. Health, vitality, bravery, clean living, positive, and pure, with heavy doses of puritanism. Internally, though, surfing had moved on from booze and weed to its heart's true home, its soul's twin flame. Cocaine's rise in American popular culture as the choice of rich, white elites was matched, then quadrupled, within surf culture. The parties got wilder, the nights stretched longer, the stories became more ridiculously unbelievable. And there has been no stopping, no dip in passion. The surfer and his lover are entwined in gorgeously dysfunctional embrace. A forbidden love like Romeo and his Juliet, and few, if any, outside the insular surf world knew or know about this particular rhapsody. A byzantine ethic keeps interlopers far away. Bad behavior is also kept very well hidden, even from insiders, but evidence of psychosis rears its head from time to time. Overdoses, bar fights, surf contests, and murders and cover-ups. Cocaine + Surfing peels the curtains back on a hopped up, sometimes sexy, sometimes deadly relationship and uses cocaine as the vehicle to expose and explain the utterly absurd surf industry to outsiders. It also explores where dreams go when they die.
©2018 Chas Smith (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Without our domesticated plants and animals, human civilization as we know it would not exist. We would still be living at subsistence level as hunter-gatherers if not for domestication. It is no accident that the cradle of civilization - the Middle East - is where sheep, goats, pigs, cattle, and cats commenced their fatefully intimate associations with humans. Before the agricultural revolution, there were perhaps 10 million humans on Earth. Now there are more than seven billion of us. Our domesticated species have also thrived, in stark contrast to their wild ancestors. In a human-constructed environment - or manmade world - it pays to be domesticated. Domestication is an evolutionary process first and foremost. What most distinguishes domesticated animals from their wild ancestors are genetic alterations resulting in tameness, the capacity to tolerate close human proximity. But selection for tameness often results in a host of seemingly unrelated by-products, including floppy ears, skeletal alterations, reduced aggression, increased sociality, and reduced brain size. It's a package deal known as the domestication syndrome. Elements of the domestication syndrome can be found in every domesticated species - not only cats, dogs, pigs, sheep, cattle, and horses but also more recent human creations, such as domesticated camels, reindeer, and laboratory rats. That domestication results in this suite of changes in such a wide variety of mammals is a fascinating evolutionary story, one that sheds much light on the evolutionary process in general. We humans, too, show signs of the domestication syndrome, which some believe was key to our evolutionary success. By this view human evolution parallels the evolution of dogs from wolves, in particular. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2015 Richard C. Francis (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
An exposé of pseudoscientific myths about our evolutionary past and how we should live today. We evolved to eat berries rather than bagels, to live in mud huts rather than condos, to sprint barefoot rather than play football - or did we? Are our bodies and brains truly at odds with modern life? Although it may seem as though we have barely had time to shed our hunter-gatherer legacy, biologist Marlene Zuk reveals that the story is not so simple. Popular theories about how our ancestors lived - and why we should emulate them - are often based on speculation, not scientific evidence. Armed with a razor-sharp wit and brilliant, eye-opening research, Zuk takes us to the cutting edge of biology to show that evolution can work much faster than was previously realized, meaning that we are not biologically the same as our caveman ancestors. Contrary to what the glossy magazines would have us believe, we do not enjoy potato chips because they crunch just like the insects our forebears snacked on. And women dont go into shoe-shopping frenzies because their prehistoric foremothers gathered resources for their clans. As Zuk compellingly argues, such beliefs incorrectly assume that were stuck - finished evolving - and have been for tens of thousands of years. She draws on fascinating evidence that examines everything from adults ability to drink milk to the texture of our ear wax to show that weve actually never stopped evolving. From debunking the caveman diet to unraveling gender stereotypes, Zuk delivers an engrossing analysis of widespread paleofantasies and the scientific evidence that undermines them, all the while broadening our understanding of our origins and what they can really tell us about our present and our future.
©2013 Marlene Zuk (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
2020 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award From an award-winning historian comes a dazzling history of the birth of cultural anthropology and the adventurous scientists who pioneered it - a sweeping chronicle of discovery and the fascinating origin story of our multicultural world. A century ago, everyone knew that people were fated by their race, sex, and nationality to be more or less intelligent, nurturing, or warlike. But Columbia University professor Franz Boas looked at the data and decided everyone was wrong. Racial categories, he insisted, were biological fictions. Cultures did not come in neat packages labeled "primitive" or "advanced". What counted as a family, a good meal, or even common sense was a product of history and circumstance, not of nature. In Gods of the Upper Air, a masterful narrative history of radical ideas and passionate lives, Charles King shows how these intuitions led to a fundamental reimagining of human diversity. Boas' students were some of the century's most colorful figures and unsung visionaries: Margaret Mead, the outspoken field researcher whose Coming of Age in Samoa is among the most widely read works of social science of all time; Ruth Benedict, the great love of Mead's life, whose research shaped post-Second World War Japan; Ella Deloria, the Dakota Sioux activist who preserved the traditions of Native Americans on the Great Plains; and Zora Neale Hurston, whose studies under Boas fed directly into her now classic novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Together, they mapped civilizations from the American South to the South Pacific and from Caribbean islands to Manhattan's city streets, and unearthed an essential fact buried by centuries of prejudice: that humanity is an undivided whole. Their revolutionary findings would go on to inspire the fluid conceptions of identity we know today. Rich in drama, conflict, friendship, and love, Gods of the Upper Air is a brilliant and groundbreaking history of American progress and the opening of the modern mind.
©2019 Charles King (P)2019 Random House Audio
What is it that makes you distinct from me? Identity is a term much used but hard to define. For that very reason, it has long been a topic of fascination for philosophers but has been regarded with aversion by neuroscientists - until now. Susan Greenfield takes us on a journey in search of a biological interpretation of this most elusive of concepts, guiding us through the social and psychiatric perspectives and ultimately to the heart of the physical brain. Greenfield argues that as the brain adapts exquisitely to environment, the cultural challenges of the 21st century, with its screen-based technologies, mean that we are facing unprecedented changes to identity itself.
©2017 Susan Greenfield (P)2018 Audible, Ltd
An entertaining and enlightening exploration of why waste matters, this cultural history explores an often ignored subject matter and makes a compelling argument for a deeper understanding of human and animal waste. Approaching the subject from a variety of perspectives - evolutionary, ecological, and cultural - this examination shows how integral excrement is to biodiversity, agriculture, public health, food production and distribution, and global ecosystems. From primordial ooze, dung beetles, bug frass, cat scats, and flush toilets to global trade, pandemics, and energy, this is the awesome, troubled, uncensored story of feces.
©2013 David Waltner-Toews (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Nada «se vuelve viral». Si crees que una película, canción o app popular surgió de la nada para convertirse, de boca en boca, en un éxito, te estás perdiendo la historia real. Cada éxito de taquilla tiene una historia secreta de poder, influencia, emisoras oscuras y cultos apasionados que convierten algunos productos nuevos en fenómenos culturales. Incluso las ideas más brillantes se marchitan en la oscuridad si no se conectan a la red correcta. En su pionera investigación, el editor de Atlantic Derek Thompson nos descubre la psicología oculta en por qué nos gusta lo que nos gusta y revela la economía de los mercados culturales que, invisiblemente, moldean nuestras vidas. Rompiendo mitos sentimentales de la creación de éxitos que dominan la cultura y el negocio pop, nos muestra que la calidad no es suficiente para el éxito. Puede que este sea un mundo nuevo, pero hay algunas verdades perdurables sobre lo que quieren las audiencias y los consumidores. Toda empresa, artista o persona que busque promocionarse quiere saber qué es lo que hace que algunas obras tengan tanto éxito, mientras otras desaparecen. Creadores de hits es un viaje mágico y misterioso a través de los éxitos de la cultura pop del siglo XX y la moneda más valiosa del siglo XXI: la atención de la gente. Desde los comienzos del arte impresionista hasta el futuro de Facebook, desde los pequeños diseñadores de Etsy hasta el origen de La guerra de las galaxias, Thompson relata la fascinante historia de las causas de la popularidad y del modo en que la cultura cobra vida. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
©2018 Derek Thompson (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
A watershed book that masterfully integrates insights from evolutionary biology, genetics, psychology, economics, and more to explore the development and workings of human societies There is no good reason why human societies should not be described and explained with the same precision and success as the rest of nature. Thus argues evolutionary psychologist Pascal Boyer in this uniquely innovative book. Integrating recent insights from evolutionary biology, genetics, psychology, economics, and other fields, Boyer offers precise models of why humans engage in social behaviors such as forming families, tribes, and nations, or creating gender roles. In fascinating, thought-provoking passages, he explores questions such as: Why is there conflict between groups? Why do people believe low-value information such as rumors? Why are there religions? What is social justice? What explains morality? Boyer provides a new picture of cultural transmission that draws on the pragmatics of human communication, the constructive nature of memory in human brains, and human motivation for group formation and cooperation.
©2018 Pascal Boyer. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
50 Great Myths of Human Evolution uses common misconceptions to explore basic theory and research in human evolution and strengthen critical thinking skills for lay audiences, listeners, and students. Examines intriguing - yet widely misunderstood - topics, from general ideas about evolution and human origins to the evolution of modern humans and recent trends in the field Describes what fossils, archaeology, and genetics can tell us about human origins Demonstrates the ways in which science adapts and changes over time to incorporate new evidence and better explanations Includes myths such as: "Humans lived at the same time as dinosaurs"; "Lucy was so small because she was a child"; "Our ancestors have always made fire"; and "There is a strong relationship between brain size and intelligence."
©2017 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC
Over vast expanses of time, fire and humanity have interacted to expand the domain of each, transforming the earth and what it means to be human. In this concise yet wide-ranging book, Stephen J. Pyne - named by Science magazine as "the world's leading authority on the history of fire" - explores the surprising dynamics of fire before humans, fire and human origins, aboriginal economies of hunting and foraging, agricultural and pastoral uses of fire, fire ceremonies, fire as an idea and a technology, and industrial fire. In this revised and expanded audiobook edition, Pyne looks to the future of fire as a constant, defining presence on Earth. A new chapter explores the importance of fire in the 21st century, with special attention to its role in the Anthropocene, or what he posits might equally be called the Pyrocene. The book is published by University of Washington Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks. Praise for the book: "No one is better qualified to teach us about fire's history, fire's crucial role in shaping landscapes, than Stephen Pyne." (The New York Times) "Pyne is the world's leading authority on the history of fire, and his erudition is phenomenal." (Science) "Stephen J. Pyne writes about fire as if he were on fire, with searing, consuming heat and light." (Seattle Times)
©2019 Stephen J. Pyne (P)2019 Redwood Audiobooks
The rise to global predominance of Western civilization is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five hundred years. All over the world, an astonishing proportion of people now work for Western-style companies, study at Western-style universities, vote for Western-style governments, take Western medicines, wear Western clothes, and even work Western hours. Yet six hundred years ago the petty kingdoms of Western Europe seemed unlikely to achieve much more than perpetual internecine warfare. It was Ming China or Ottoman Turkey that had the look of world civilizations. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? In Civilization: The West and the Rest, bestselling author Niall Ferguson argues that, beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts that the Rest lacked: competition, science, the rule of law, consumerism, modern medicine, and the work ethic.
©2011 Niall Ferguson (P)2011 Tantor
From where did the world appear? Is the creation story true? Why is Man the way he is? Were there men before you and me? Would there be other species after you and me? Religion and politics: What is their origin? And why do they rule our world so strongly? Oh well! You might be in for a shocker! If you were told today that you come from a lineage of animals, and probably have some apes and chimpanzees as long-lost cousins, what would you think? If you knew that the creation story was just make-believe invented to control your world, what would you say? What if you were told that your species would one day come to an end? All of these and many more are the topics explored in Sapiens. In the book Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari discusses all you need to know about who you are and where you come from, and debunks the many myths that have lived with us until now. This book contains a comprehensive, well-detailed summary and key takeaways of the original book by Yuval Noah Harari. It summarizes the book in detail, to help people effectively understand and imbibe the original work by Noah. This book is not meant to replace the original book but to serve as a companion to it. Contained are: Executive summary of the original book Key points of each chapter and Brief chapter-by-chapter summaries Disclaimer: This is a summary and review of the book Sapiens and not the original book.
©2018 Book Addict (P)2019 Book Addict
In the life of every sports fan, there comes a moment of reckoning. It may happen when your team wins on a last-second field goal and you suddenly find yourself clenched in a loving embrace with a large hairy man you've never met. Or in the long, hormonally depleted days after a loss, when you're felled by a sensation similar to the one you first experienced following the death of a pet. At such moments the fan is forced to confront the question others, spouses, friends, children, and colleagues, have asked for years: Why do I care? What is it about sports that turns otherwise sane, rational people into raving lunatics? Why does winning compel people to tear down goalposts, and losing, to drown themselves in bad keg beer? In short, why do fans care? In search of the answers to these questions, Warren St. John seeks out the roving community of RVers who follow the Alabama Crimson Tide from game to game across the South. A movable feast of Weber grills, Igloo coolers, and die-hard superstition, these are characters who arrive on Wednesday for Saturday's game: Freeman and Betty Reese, who skipped their own daughter's wedding because it coincided with a Bama game; Ray Pradat, the Episcopalian minister who watches the games on a television set beside his altar while performing weddings; John Ed (pronounced as three syllables, John Ay-ud), the wheeling and dealing ticket scalper whose access to good seats gives him power on par with the governor; and Paul Finebaum, the Anti-Fan, a wisecracking sports columnist and talk-radio host who makes his living mocking Alabama fans, and who has to live in a gated community for all the threats he receives in response. In no time at all, St. John himself is drawn into the world of full-immersion fandom: he buys an RV and joins the caravan for a football season, chronicling the world of the extreme fan and learning that in the shadow of the stadium, it can all begin to seem strangely normal.
©2004 Warren St. John (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a divison of Random House, Inc.
"For anyone who is a mother, or who has a mother, [Mom Genes] is an eye-opening tour through the biology and psychology of a role that is at once utterly ordinary and wondrously strange." (Annie Murphy Paul, author of Origins) From the New York Times best-selling author of The Lion in the Living Room comes a fascinating and provocative exploration of the biology of motherhood. Everyone knows how babies are made, but scientists are only just beginning to understand the making of a mother. Mom Genes reveals the hard science behind our tenderest maternal impulses, tackling questions such as whether a new moms brain ever really bounces back, why mothers are destined to mimic their own moms (or not), and how maternal aggression makes females the worlds most formidable creatures. Part scientific odyssey, part memoir, Mom Genes weaves the latest research with Abigail Tuckers personal experiences to create a delightful, surprising, and poignant portrait of motherhood. Its vital listening for anyone who has ever wondered what rocks the hand that rocks the cradle.
©2021 Abigail Tucker. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
Bill Nye has been the public face of science for more than 20 years. In Everything All at Once, the New York Times best-selling author urges listeners to become activists and agents of change. Everything All at Once is an exciting, inspiring call to unleash the power of the nerd mindset that exists within us all. Nye believes we'll never be able to tackle our society's biggest, most complex problems if we don't even know how to solve the small ones. Step by step, he shows his listeners the key tools behind his everything-all-at-once approach: radical curiosity, a deep desire for a better future, and a willingness to take the actions needed to make it a reality. Problem solving is a skill that anyone can harness to create change, and Bill Nye is here to teach us how. Each chapter describes a principle of problem solving that Nye himself uses - methodical, fact-based approaches to life that aspires to leave no stone unturned. He explains how the nerd mindset leads to a richer and more meaningful life; far more than that, it can help address hunger, crime, poverty, pollution, and even assist the democratic process. Throughout the book, Nye draws on his own experiences - leavened with his trademark humor and self-deprecation - to show how he came to think like a Science Guy, and how you can, too. By the end you will be ready to sort out problems, recognize solutions, and join him in changing the world.
©2017 Bill Nye (P)2017 Recorded Books
A practical guide to creating memorable moments from Meik Wiking, New York Times best-selling author of The Little Book of Hygge. Every year, we are given a fixed number of days. Some days pass us by without leaving a trace - and some days we remember forever. Do you remember your first kiss? Or how the first rays of the spring sun feel? Or how about the best meal you ever had? These memorable experiences are characterized by intensity of perception, depth of feeling, or sense of profound significance causing them to stand out in our mind and involve a heightened sense of wonder and awe. But what ingredients produce these happy memories? Why is it that a piece of music, a smell or a taste can take us back to something we had forgotten? And can we learn to create happy memories and be better at holding on to them? Combining research on happiness and mnemonics (learning techniques that aid memory retention or retrieval), Meik Wiking explores how peak experiences are made, stored, and remembered. Using data and diaries, interviews, global surveys and studies, and conducting real-life behavioural science and happiness experiments, The Art of Making Memories will answer how we can create perfect moments. Moments that will go down in history. This audiobook will help you create more peak experiences, help you retrieve happy memories of the past, and store them for the future.
©2019 Meik Wiking (P)2019 Penguin Canada
Making War at Fort Hood offers an illuminating look at war through the daily lives of the people whose job it is to produce it. Kenneth MacLeish conducted a year of intensive fieldwork among soldiers and their families at and around the US Army's Fort Hood in central Texas. He shows how war's reach extends far beyond the battlefield into military communities where violence is as routine, boring, and normal as it is shocking and traumatic. Fort Hood is one of the largest military installations in the world, and many of the 55,000 personnel based there have served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. MacLeish provides intimate portraits of Fort Hood's soldiers and those closest to them, drawing on numerous in-depth interviews and diverse ethnographic material. He explores the exceptional position that soldiers occupy in relation to violence--not only trained to fight and kill, but placed deliberately in harm's way and offered up to die. The death and destruction of war happen to soldiers on purpose. MacLeish interweaves gripping narrative with critical theory and anthropological analysis to vividly describe this unique condition of vulnerability. Along the way, he sheds new light on the dynamics of military family life, stereotypes of veterans, what it means for civilians to say "thank you" to soldiers, and other questions about the sometimes ordinary, sometimes agonizing labor of making war. Making War at Fort Hood is the first ethnography to examine the everyday lives of the soldiers, families, and communities who personally bear the burden of America's most recent wars.
©2013 Princeton University Press (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Lean in. Opt out. Have it all. None of the above. A new audiobook based on a groundbreaking cross-generational study reveals both greater freedom and new constraints for men and women in their work and family lives. Stew Friedman, founding director of The Wharton School's Work/Life Integration Project, studied two generations of Wharton college students as they graduated: Gen Xers in 1992 and Millennials in 2012. The cross-generational study produced a stark discovery - the rate of graduates who plan to have children has dropped by nearly half over the past 20 years. At the same time, men and women are now more aligned in their attitudes about dual-career relationships, and they are opting out of parenthood in equal proportions. But their reasons for doing so are quite different. In his new audiobook, Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family, Friedman draws on this unique research to explain why so many young people are not planning to become parents. He reveals good news, that there is a greater freedom of choice now, and bad, that new constraints are limiting people's options. In light of these present realities, he offers ideas for what we can do as a society, in our organizations, and for ourselves to make it easier for men and women to choose the lives they want. In this audiobook, Friedman addresses: How views about work and family have changed in the past 20 years Why men and women have different reasons for opting out of parenthood How family has been redefined Why we are all now part of a revolution in work and family What choices we face in our social and educational policy How organizations and individuals - especially men - can spur cultural change In the debates on work and family, people of all generations are calling for a reasoned, thoughtful, research-driven contribution to the discussion. In Baby Bust, Friedman offers just that: an astute assessment of how far we have come and where we need to go from here. Gildan Media is proud to bring you another Wharton Digital Press Audiobook. These notable audiobooks contain the essential tools that can be applied to every facet of your career.
©2013 Stewart D. Friedman (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
Is it really human nature to stab one another in the back in our climb up the corporate ladder? Competitive, selfish behavior is often explained away as instinctive, thanks to evolution and "survival of the fittest", but in fact, humans are equally hard-wired for empathy. Using research from the fields of anthropology, psychology, animal behavior, and neuroscience, Frans de Waal brilliantly argues that humans are group animals - highly cooperative, sensitive to injustice, and mostly peace-loving - just like other primates, elephants, and dolphins. This revelation has profound implications for everything from politics to office culture.
©2009 Frans de Waal (P)2009 Tantor
'The Waste Land' is a landmark in 20th-century poetry. Here it is read by the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes. Published in 1922, it is a brilliant exploration of a faithless, immoral society trying to rebuild itself after the devastation of the Great War. Rich in literary references and steeped in allusive and evocative imagery, 'The Waste Land' is widely considered to be the pinnacle of modernist poetry. This audiobook also contains some of Eliot's other poems, including 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock', 'Sweeney Among the Nightingales', 'Ash Wednesday' and 'Journey of the Magi'. Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1888. He came to England in 1914 and published his first book of poems in 1917. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Eliot died in 1965. Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published by Faber and Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children, including River (1983). He received the Whitbread Book of the Year for both Tales from Ovid (1997) and Birthday Letters (1998). He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit.
©1922 T. S. Eliot (P)1997 Faber Audio
Somewhere in Africa, more than a million years ago, a line of apes began to rear their young differently than their Great Ape ancestors. From this new form of care came new ways of engaging and understanding each other. How such singular human capacities evolved, and how they have kept us alive for thousands of generations, is the mystery revealed in this bold and wide-ranging new vision of human emotional evolution. Mothers and Others finds the key in the primatologically unique length of human childhood. If the young were to survive in a world of scarce food, they needed to be cared for, not only by their mothers but also by siblings, aunts, fathers, friends - and, with any luck, grandmothers. Out of this complicated and contingent form of childrearing, Sarah Hrdy argues, came the human capacity for understanding others. Mothers and others teach us who will care, and who will not. From its opening vision of "apes on a plane;" to descriptions of baby care among marmosets, chimpanzees, wolves, and lions; to explanations about why men in hunter-gatherer societies hunt together, Mothers and Others is compelling to listen to. But it is also an intricately knit argument that ever since the Pleistocene, it has taken a village to raise children - and how that gave our ancient ancestors the first push on the path toward becoming emotionally modern human beings.
©2009 Sarah Blaffer Hrdy (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Best-selling author Brian Fagan brings early humans out of the deep freeze with his trademark mix of erudition, cutting-edge science, and vivid storytelling. Cro-Magnon reveals human society in its infancy, facing enormous environmental challenges - including a rival species of humans, the Neanderthals. For ten millennia, Cro-Magnons lived side by side with Neanderthals, an encounter that Fagan fills with drama. Using their superior intellects and tools, these ingenious problem solvers survived harsh conditions that eventually extinguished their Neanderthal cousins. Cro-Magnon captures the indomitable adaptability that has made Homo sapiens an unmatched success as a species. Living on a frozen continent with only the most basic tools, Ice Age humans survived and thrived.
©2010 Brian Fagan (P)2010 Tantor
Marketing executives and consumer advocates alike predict a future of brand-proof consumers, armed with technology and a sophisticated understanding of marketing techniques, who can effectively tune out ad campaigns. But as Rob Walker demonstrates, this widely accepted misconception has eclipsed the real changes in the way modern consumers relate to their brands of choice. Combine this with marketers' new ability to blur the line between advertising, entertainment, and public space, and you have dramatically altered the relationship between consumer and consumed.
©2008 Rob Walker (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America
Searching for meaning in what Nietzsche once called the rainbow colors around the outer edges of knowledge and imagination, Edward O. Wilson bridges science and philosophy to create a 21st century treatise on human existence. Once criticized for his over-reliance on genetics, Wilson unfurls here his most expansive and advanced theories on human behavior, recognizing that, even though the human and spider evolved similarly, the poets sonnet is wholly different than the spiders web. Whether attempting to explicate "the Riddle of the Human Species", warning of "the Collapse of Biodiversity", or even creating a plausible "Portrait of E.T.", Wilson does indeed believe that humanity holds a special position in the known universe. Alarmed, however, that we are about to abandon natural selection by redesigning biology and human nature as we wish them, Wilson concludes that advances in science and technology bring us our greatest moral dilemma since God stayed the hand of Abraham. Edward O. Wilson is widely recognized as one of the worlds leading scientists. He is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the best-selling The Social Conquest of Earth and Letters to a Young Scientist.
©2014 Edward O. Wilson (P)2014 Recorded Books
Fifty thousand years ago - merely a blip in evolutionary time - our Homo sapiens ancestors were competing for existence with several other human species, just as their precursors had done for millions of years. Yet something about our species distinguished it from the pack, and ultimately led to its survival while the rest became extinct. Just what was it that allowed Homo sapiens to become masters of the planet? Ian Tattersall, curator emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, takes us deep into the fossil record to uncover what made humans so special. Surveying a vast field from initial bipedality to language and intelligence, Tattersall argues that Homo sapiens acquired a winning combination of traits that was not the result of long-term evolutionary refinement. Instead, the final result emerged quickly, shocking our world and changing it forever.
©2012 Ian Tattersall (P)2019 Tantor
Meave Leakeys thrilling, high-stakes memoir - written with her daughter Samira - encapsulates her distinguished life and career on the front lines of the hunt for our human origins, a quest made all the more notable by her stature as a woman in a highly competitive, male-dominated field. In The Sediments of Time, preeminent paleoanthropologist Meave Leakey brings us along on her remarkable journey to reveal the diversity of our early pre-human ancestors and how past climate change drove their evolution. She offers a fresh account of our past, as recent breakthroughs have allowed new analysis of her teams fossil findings and vastly expanded our understanding of our ancestors. Meaves own personal story is replete with drama, from thrilling discoveries on the shores of Lake Turkana to run-ins with armed herders and every manner of wildlife, to raising her children and supporting her renowned paleoanthropologist husband Richard Leakeys ambitions amidst social and political strife in Kenya. When Richard needs a kidney, Meave provides him with hers, and when he asks her to assume the reins of their field expeditions after he loses both legs in a plane crash, the result of likely sabotage, Meave steps in. The Sediments of Time is the summation of a lifetime of Meave Leakeys efforts; it is a compelling picture of our human origins and climate change, as well as a high-stakes story of ambition, struggle, and hope. "A fascinating glimpse into our origins. Meave Leakey is a great storyteller, and she presents new information about the far off time when we emerged from our ape-like ancestors to start the long journey that has led to our becoming the dominant species on Earth. That story, woven into her own journey of research and discovery, gives us a book that is informative and captivating, one that you will not forget." (Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute)
©2020 Meave Leakey and Samira Leakey (P)2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Vegan, low fat, low carb, slow carb: Every diet seems to promise a one-size-fits-all solution to health. But they ignore the diversity of human genes and how they interact with what we eat. In Food, Genes, and Culture, renowned ethnobotanist Gary Nabhan shows why the perfect diet for one person could be disastrous for another. If your ancestors were herders in Northern Europe, milk might well provide you with important nutrients, whereas if youre Native American, you have a higher likelihood of lactose intolerance. If your roots lie in the Greek islands, the acclaimed Mediterranean diet might save your heart; if not, all that olive oil could just give you stomach cramps. Nabhan traces food traditions around the world, from Bali to Mexico, uncovering the links between ancestry and individual responses to food. The implications go well beyond personal taste. Todays widespread mismatch between diet and genes is leading to serious health conditions, including a dramatic growth over the last 50 years in auto-immune and inflammatory diseases. Readers will not only learn why diabetes is running rampant among indigenous peoples and heart disease has risen among those of northern European descent, but may find the path to their own perfect diet.
©2004, 2013 Gary Paul Nabhan (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Au micro de Lauren Bastide, Lolita Pille parle de ce qu'elle ressent alors qu'elle sort du silence après 11 ans, de son enfance à Boulogne, entre bourgeoisie et milieu populaire, de l'arrogance de son adolescence, de l'importance de la fête, de l'écriture de Hell à 17 ans, du désir projectif des hommes, du personnage qu'on lui a assigné, de l'incarnation d'un héros masculin dans Crépuscule Ville, de la tentation du suicide face aux violences de genre et de la puissance de la sororité. Lolita Pille est l'autrice d'un des romans les plus frappants du début des années 2000, Hell. Née en 1982, elle l'écrit en terminale et est emportée, dès sa parution en 2002, dans son succès médiatique et littéraire. Vendu à plus de 170 000 exemplaires et adapté en film en 2006, il marque durablement les esprits et la création littéraire. Elle publie ensuite Bubble Gum dans la veine de Hell, puis un roman policier d'anticipation, Crépuscule Ville, mal compris par la critique littéraire. Elle se retire alors pendant un peu plus de dix ans et disparaît de la scène médiatique. Son nouveau roman, Eléna et les joueuses, vient de paraître. La voix que vous entendez dans lintroduction est celle de Françoise Sagan au micro de Jacques Chancel dans Radioscopie en 1975. La Poudre est une production Nouvelles Écoutes Réalisation et générique : Aurore Meyer-Mahieu Coordination : Gaïa Marty Mixage : Charles de Cillia.
©2019 Nouvelles Écoutes (P)2019 Nouvelles Écoutes
The landmark history of France and French culture in the 18th century, a winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. When the apprentices of a Paris printing shop in the 1730s held a series of mock trials and then hanged all the cats they could lay their hands on, why did they find it so hilariously funny that they choked with laughter when they reenacted it in pantomime some 20 times? Why in the 18th century version of Little Red Riding Hood did the wolf eat the child at the end? What did the anonymous townsman of Montpelier have in mind when he kept an exhaustive dossier on all the activities of his native city? These are some of the provocative questions the distinguished Harvard historian Robert Darnton answers in The Great Cat Massacre, a kaleidoscopic view of European culture during what we like to call "The Age of Enlightenment". A classic of European history, it is an essential starting point for understanding Enlightenment France.
©2009 Robert Darnton (P)2020 Hachette Audio
After the long period of cultural decline known as the Dark Ages, Europe experienced a rebirth of scholarship, art, literature, philosophy, and science and began to develop a vision of Western society that remains at the heart of Western civilization today. By placing the image of the Virgin Mary at the center of their churches and their lives, medieval people exalted womanhood to a level unknown in any previous society. For the first time, men began to treat women with dignity and women took up professions that had always been closed to them. The communion bread, believed to be the body of Jesus, encouraged the formulation of new questions in philosophy: Could reality be so fluid that one substance could be transformed into another? Could ordinary bread become a holy reality? Could mud become gold, as the alchemists believed? These new questions pushed the minds of medieval thinkers toward what would become modern science. Artists began to ask themselves similar questions. How can we depict human anatomy so that it looks real to the viewer? How can we depict motion in a composition that never moves? How can two dimensions appear to be three? Medieval artists (and writers, too) invented the Western tradition of realism. On visits to the great cities of Europe - monumental Rome; the intellectually explosive Paris of Peter Abelard and Thomas Aquinas; the hotbed of scientific study that was Oxford; and the incomparable Florence of Dante and Giotto - Cahill brilliantly captures the spirit of experimentation, the colorful pageantry, and the passionate pursuit of knowledge that built the foundations for the modern world.
©2006 Thomas Cahill (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
Tales of a Female Nomad is the story of Rita Golden Gelman, an ordinary woman who is living an extraordinary existence. At the age of 48, on the verge of a divorce, Rita left an elegant life in Los Angeles to follow her dream of connecting with people in cultures all over the world. In 1986, she sold her possessions and became a nomad, living in a Zapotec village in Mexico, sleeping with sea lions on the Galapagos Islands, and residing everywhere from thatched huts to regal palaces. She has observed orangutans in the rain forest of Borneo, visited trance healers and dens of black magic, and cooked with women on fires all over the world. Rita's example encourages us all to dust off our dreams and rediscover the joy, the exuberance, and the hidden spirit that so many of us bury when we become adults.
©2001 Rita Golden Gelman (P)2014 Tantor
Written by a leading dermatologist, The Blue Man and Other Stories of the Skin provides a compelling and accessible introduction to the life of our largest organ, while also recounting the authors experiences with memorable patients he has treated who suffer from mysterious skin conditions. Robert Norman begins by highlighting the qualities of the skin, tracing the history of its conditions and diseases, then examining the cultural, social and psychological impact of both color and irregularity. The audiobook also features an absorbing collection of stories about some of his most intriguing patients: from a man whose skin mysteriously turned blue, to a hypochondriacal woman who begins to show signs of a life-threatening disease. This is a fascinating account of the dynamic nature of the skin, and the people who inhabit it.
©2014 The Regents of the University of California (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Past antidrug campaigns actually encouraged drug use. A few years ago, America stopped dropping acid altogether. The meth epidemic peaked a long, long time ago. NAFTA opened the border and created a bonanza for cocaine and meth traffickers just as President Clinton knew it would. President Reagan may have inadvertently caused the crack epidemic. Kids today are doing fewer illegal drugs than kids from any time in the recent past, and for a surprising reason. The fastest-growing drug in America is a legal hallucinogen you can buy on the Internet.
©2009 Ryan Grim (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
Au micro de Lauren Bastide, Laurence Lascary parle de son choix d'être productrice, de son enfance en banlieue parisienne, de son attachement au département de la Seine Saint-Denis, des films qui l'ont marquée et du chemin qu'elle s'est tracée. Elle évoque aussi son passage à New York et l'optimisme qu'elle en a rapporté, à quel point les représentations comptent, son rôle en tant qu'actrice du changement, la complexité des sujets qu'elle porte et son expérience d'écriture. Laurence Lascary est productrice. Née en 1980, elle grandit à Bobigny. Après un master à la Sorbonne et à l'INA, elle travaille à Studio Canal, puis part à New York pour un poste chez Unifrance. L'optimisme qu'elle tire de cette expérience la pousse en 2008 à monter sa propre structure de production sans attendre : "De l'Autre Côté du Périph". Grâce à sa société, elle s'attache à faire bouger les lignes des représentations. Après plusieurs puissants documentaires pour la télévision, elle produit en 2016 un premier long-métrage, "L'Ascension", qui rafle le prix du public et le grand prix du jury au festival de l'Alpe d'Huez et fait plus d'un million d'entrées. Très engagée, elle est aussi membre du Conseil National des Villes, du Collège diversité du Ministère de la Culture et coprésidente du collectif 50/50 pour 2020 qui lutte pour la parité dans le monde du cinéma. La Poudre est une production Nouvelles Écoutes Réalisation et générique : Aurore Meyer-Mahieu Mixage du générique du cycle Cinéma : Charles de Cillia Coordination : Gaïa Marty Mixage : Paul Lambert de Cursay.
©2019 Nouvelles Écoutes (P)2019 Nouvelles Écoutes
What happens now that human population has outpaced biological natural selection? Two leading scientists reveal how we became who we are - and what we might become. When you think of evolution, the picture that most likely comes to mind is a straight-forward progression, the iconic illustration of a primate morphing into a proud, upright human being. But in reality, random events have played huge roles in determining the evolutionary histories of everything from lions to lobsters to humans. However, random genetic novelties are most likely to become fixed in small populations. It is mathematically unlikely that this will happen in large ones. With our enormous, close-packed, and seemingly inexorably expanding population, humanity has fallen under the influence of the famous (or infamous) bell curve. Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalles revelatory new book explores what the future of our species could hold, while simultaneously revealing what we didnt become - and what we wont become. A cognitively unique species, and our actions fall on a bell curve as well. Individual people may be saintly or evil; generous or grasping; narrow-minded or visionary. But any attempt to characterize our species must embrace all of its members and so all of these antitheses. It is possible not just for the species, but for a single individual to be all of these things - even in the same day. We all fall somewhere within the giant hyperspace of the human condition that these curves describe. The Accidental Homo Sapiens shows listeners that though humanity now exists on this bell curve, we are far from a stagnant species. Tattersall and DeSalle reveal how biological evolution in modern humans has given way to a cultural dynamic that is unlike anything else the Earth has ever witnessed, and that will keep life interesting - perhaps sometimes too interesting - for as long as we exist on this planet.
©2019 Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Race has provided the rationale and excuse for some of the worst atrocities in human history. Yet, according to many biologists, physical anthropologists, and geneticists, there is no valid scientific justification for the concept of race. To be more precise, although there is clearly some physical basis for the variations that underlie perceptions of race, clear boundaries among "races" remain highly elusive from a purely biological standpoint. Differences among human populations that people intuitively view as "racial" are not only superficial but are also of astonishingly recent origin. In this intriguing and highly accessible audiobook, physical anthropologist Ian Tattersall and geneticist Rob DeSalle, both senior scholars from the American Museum of Natural History, explain what human races actually are - and are not - and place them within the wider perspective of natural diversity. They explain that the relative isolation of local populations of the newly evolved human species during the last Ice Age - when Homo sapiens was spreading across the world from an African point of origin - has now begun to reverse itself, as differentiated human populations come back into contact and interbreed. The book is published by Texas A&M University Press.
©2011 Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks
The tumult and opulence of Englands Regency era burst from the pages in this work of literary nonfiction by acclaimed author Carolly Erickson. When dementia forces King George III to vacate his throne, the kingdom slips into a decade marked with excess, scandal, and riots. King George has suffered bouts of mental instability before, but in 1810 he shows no signs of recovering. Public and government business halts as word of his condition leaks out. Hoping to control the crisis, Parliament appoints the kings unpopular son Prince George IV as Regent or caretaker. But for the next nine years, this substitute ruler shocks the nation with his drunkenness, his mistresses, and his wanton spending. From seething mobs in the streets to Lucullan feasts in drawing rooms, historian Carolly Erickson vividly captures the nation in a troubled transition. With narrator Simon Prebbles dramatic performance, the splendor and intrigue of Regency England are as enthralling as the most entertaining novel.
©1986 Carolly Erickson (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC
It's a dog eat dog world. Don't be on the menu. What are the differences between a winning and losing performance? Why are we able to rise to the challenge one day, but wilt from it the next? Can we in fact become better competitors? In Top Dog, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman use cutting-edge science to tease out the hidden factors at the core of every great triumph - and every tragic failure. By enabling you to identify your own competitive style, Top Dog will help you tip the odds of success in your favor. Integrating wisdom from politics, finance, genetics, neuroscience, psychology, military training, sports, economics, education and more, Top Dog offers counterintuitive, game-changing insights into the nature of competition, such as: Why the home-field advantage in sports is just as relevant in diplomacy and deal-making That women are better at judging risk, while men are better at ignoring it - and how this plays out on K Street and Wall Street Why younger siblings are more competitive than first-borns, and how early-childhood influences shape competitive styles forever That the shape of entrepreneurs' hands can be just as revealing as their business plans How a single biochemical can predict a winner before an event has even begun Why discord can be better than harmony, and why stars on a team do deserve special treatment As President Dwight Eisenhower said, "What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog." In Top Dog, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman reveal the size of the fight in all of us.
©2013 Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman (P)2013 Hachette Audio
Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology, she tried looking at her new world through that lens, and suddenly things fell into place. She understood the other mothers' snobbiness at school drop-off when she compared them to olive baboons. Her obsessional quest for a Hermes Birkin handbag made sense when she realized other females wielded them to establish dominance in their troop. And so she analyzed tribal migration patterns; display rituals; physical adornment, mutilation, and mating practices; extra-pair copulation; and more. Her conclusions are smart, thought provoking, and hilariously unexpected. Every city has its Upper East Side, and in Wednesday's memoir listeners everywhere will recognize the strange cultural codes of powerful social hierarchies and the compelling desire to climb them. They will also see that Upper East Side mothers want the same things for their children that all mothers want - safety, happiness, and success - and not even sky-high penthouses and chauffeured SUVs can protect this ecologically released tribe from the universal experiences of anxiety and loss. When Wednesday's life turns upside down, she learns how deep the bonds of female friendship really are. Intelligent, funny, and heartfelt, Primates of Park Avenue lifts a veil on a secret, elite world within a world - the exotic, fascinating, and strangely familiar culture of privileged Manhattan motherhood.
©2015 Wednesday Martin. All rights reserved. (P)2015 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
In 2007, the X Prize Foundation announced that it would give $10 million to anyone who could build a safe, mass-producible car that could travel one hundred miles on the energy equivalent of a gallon of gas. The challenge attracted more than one hundred teams from all over the world, including dozens of amateurs. Many designed their cars entirely from scratch, rejecting decades of thinking about what a car should look like. Jason Fagone follows four of those teams from the build stage to the final race and beyond - into a world in which destiny hangs on a low drag coefficient and a lug nut can be a beautiful talisman. The result is a gripping story of crazy collaboration, absurd risks, colossal hopes, and poignant losses. In an old pole barn in central Illinois, childhood sweethearts hack together an electric-powered dreamboat, using scavenged parts, forging their own steel, and burning through their life savings. In Virginia, an impassioned entrepreneur and his hand-picked squad of speed freaks pool their imaginations and build a car so light that you can push it across the floor with your thumb. In West Philly, a group of disaffected high school students come into their own as they create a hybrid car with the engine of a Harley motorcycle. And in Southern California, the early favorite - a start-up backed by millions in venture capital-designs a car that looks like an alien egg. Ingenious is a joyride. Fagone takes us into the garages and the minds of the inventors, capturing the fractious yet beautiful process of engineering a bespoke machine. Suspenseful and bighearted, this is the story of ordinary people risking failure, economic ruin, and ridicule to create something vital that Detroit had never pulled off. As the Illinois team wrote in chalk on the wall of their barn, "SOMEBODY HAS TO DO SOMETHING. THAT SOMEBODY IS US."
©2013 Jason Fagone (P)2013 Tantor
Human bone is versatile and entirely unique: It repairs itself without scarring, it's lightweight but responds to stresses, and it's durable enough to survive for millennia. In Bones, orthopedic surgeon Roy A. Meals explores and extols this amazing material that both supports and records vertebrate life. Inside the body, bone proves itself the world's best building material. Meals examines the biological makeup of bones; demystifies how they grow, break, and heal; and compares the particulars of human bone to variations throughout the animal kingdom. In engaging and clear prose, he debunks familiar myths - humans don't have exactly 206 bones - and illustrates common bone diseases, like osteoporosis and arthritis, and their treatments. Along the way, he highlights the medical innovations - from the first X-rays to advanced operative techniques - that enhance our lives and introduces the giants of orthopedic surgery who developed them. With enthusiasm and humor, Meals also investigates the diverse roles bone has played in human culture throughout history. He highlights allusions to bone in religion and literature, from Adam's rib to Hamlet's skull, and uncovers its enduring presence as fossils, technological tools, and musical instruments ranging from the Tibetan thighbone kangling horn to everyday drumsticks.
©2020 Roy A. Meals, MD (P)2020 Tantor
Acclaimed classics scholar Edith Hall's Introducing the Ancient Greeks is the first book to offer a synthesis of the entire ancient Greek experience, from the rise of the Mycenaean kingdoms of the sixteenth century BC to the final victory of Christianity over paganism in AD 391. Each of the ten chapters visits a different Greek community at a different moment during the twenty centuries of ancient Greek history. In the process, the book makes a powerful original argument: A cluster of unique qualities made the Greeks special and made them the right people, at the right time, to take up the baton of human progress. According to Herodotus, the father of history, what made all Greeks identifiably Greek was their common descent from the same heroes, the way they sacrificed to their gods, their rules of decent behavior, and their beautiful language. Edith Hall argues, however, that their mind-set was just as important as their awe-inspiring achievements. They were rebellious, individualistic, inquisitive, open-minded, witty, rivalrous, admiring of excellence, articulate, and addicted to pleasure. But most important was their continuing identity as mariners, the restless seagoing lifestyle that brought them into contact with ethnically diverse peoples in countless new settlements, and the constant stimulus to technological innovation provided by their intense relationship with the sea. Expertly researched and elegantly told, Introducing the Ancient Greeks is an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the Greeks.
©2014 Edith Hall (P)2014 Audible Inc.
L'artiste contemporaine Laure Prouvost et la commissaire d'exposition Martha Kirszenbaum, duo à l'origine du pavillon français de la Biennale de Venise 2019 sont les invitées du premier épisode du cycle L'art & La Poudre. Avec Lauren Bastide, elles ont parlé d'art, de femmes et de poulpe. L'édito de Lauren : L'art n'a pas de nation. L'art n'a pas de temps. L'art n'a pas de sexe. Ou si ? En mai, après l'ouverture de la Biennale, à Venise, l'eau s'est mise à monter. Je suis allée sur le toit du pavillon français. J'ai embarqué dans un bateau, avec deux femmes. C'était Laure Prouvost, l'artiste, et Martha Kirszenbaum, la commissaire. Grandes, lumineuses, musclées, invincibles, belles... On a vogué des jours. On a vogué des nuits. On a atteint une île et on a accosté. Sur le sol, au bord de l'eau, des micros. On s'est assises, et on a parlé. Résumé de l'épisode : Quelle place pour les femmes dans l'art contemporain ? Comment les artistes françaises entrent-elles dans les musées, les foires et prix internationaux, les institutions ? Laure Prouvost, née en 1978 à Croix, est l'une des artistes contemporaines les plus reconnues de sa génération. Avec Martha Kirszenbaum, jeune commissaire d'exposition née en 1983 à Vitry-sur-Seine, elle a réalisé le pavillon français à la Biennale de Venise 2019. L'uvre qui en a résulté, "Deep Sea Blue Surrounding You" ("Vois ce bleu profond te fondre") est un voyage sensoriel et initiatique, lépopée mystique et transfrontalière d'une douzaine de personnages, de la banlieue parisienne à la lagune vénitienne. Toutes deux passées par un parcours international, elles revendiquent la liberté que leur a apporté ce changement de paradigme et le questionnement sur les identités et les frontières qu'il entraîne. Un questionnement qui fait partie intégrante de leur proposition à la Biennale. Elles ont pourtant grandi en France : Laure Prouvost dans le Nord, une enfance campagnarde et réfractaire à l'autoritarisme du système scolaire, et Martha Kirszenbaum en région parisienne, entre classicisme versaillais et parents moins conventionnels. C'est l'Angleterre qui accueille Laure Prouvost dès ses débuts et lui remet le prix Turner. Elle devient ainsi la première française à recevoir cette prestigieuse récompense pour une uvre qui, déjà, questionnait les frontières et les moyens de les contourner. Pour Martha, ce sont les États-Unis qui lui offrent la possibilité de diriger un centre d'exposition, alors qu'elle manquait de modèles de femmes commissaires d'exposition dans son pays d'origine. Au-delà de ces problématiques géographiques, Laure Prouvost évoque au micro de Lauren Bastide sa propre féminité mais aussi sa mise en scène du corps féminin dans ses uvres. Sensibles à la place des femmes et à leur représentation dans l'art, elles sont d'ailleurs toutes les deux signataires de l'appel Not suprised qui dénonce les violences sexuelles dans le monde de l'art. Un monde où les femmes peinent encore à trouver leur place et un équilibre entre vie privée et vocation. Bonne écoute, et continuez de faire parler La Poudre ! Les extraits sonores et les morceaux de Lafawndah et Flavien Berger que vous entendez dans l'épisode sont extraits de luvre "Deep Sea Blue Surrounding You" ("Vois ce bleu profond te fondre"). Merci à Laure Prouvost pour son autorisation. La Poudre est une émission produite par Nouvelles Écoutes Réalisation et générique : Aurore Meyer-Mahieu Programmation et coordination : Gaïa Marty Mixage : Clotilde Fauchille.
©2019 Nouvelles Écoutes (P)2019 Nouvelles Écoutes
«El que controla el pasado controla el futuro, y el que controla el presente es quien controla el pasado.» George Orwell, 1984 La historia no estudia el pasado, lo construye. Toda historia nacional es una mitología, y las mitologías sirven para estructurar la mente de un pueblo. La historia ha sido un arma, una herramienta política, un discurso psicológico, y eso es así porque siempre se ha escrito desde el poder para legitimarlo. Hoy se habla de transformaciones en la historia de México: independencia, reforma y revolución. Todas implicaron guerra, polarización y odio; cada una de ellas generó división y sembró las semillas de los conflictos posteriores. Para transformar a México, hay que tener un cambio colectivo de mentalidad, y con el bien común como premisa indispensable para encontrar la paz. El mito de las tres transformaciones es un paseo a lo largo de la historia y la psicología de nosotros mismos para lograr una verdadera transformación y construir el mejor México posible. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
©2018 Juan Miguel Zunzunegui (P)2019 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial
Una storia prima della storia. Ossa fossili, denti, manufatti, siti preistorici e dati genetici per ricostruire l'evoluzione di un gruppo di scimmie antropomorfe che, intorno a 6 milioni di anni fa, in Africa, intrapresero l'intricato percorso evolutivo che diede origine alla nostra specie. È la lunga vicenda raccontata in quest'audiolibro: dalle origini, quando primati bipedi popolavano un habitat ancora forestale, alla varietà delle cosiddette "australopitecine" - fra cui la nota Lucy -, all'emergere del genere Homo, fino alla comparsa sulla scena di Homo sapiens e alla sua (nostra) affermazione sull'intero pianeta. Un percorso lungo e complesso, fondamentale per la nostra natura di esseri biologici e, al tempo stesso, culturali.
©2007 Società editrice il Mulino Spa (P)2019 Audible Studios
George Smith (1840-1876) was an English archaeologist and Assyriologist who first discovered and translated the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the most ancient works of literature. The Babylonian account was similar to the biblical account of the Flood in Genesis. Smith discovered many more tablet fragments of the flood story, and published his work in "The Chaldean Account of Genesis".
Public Domain (P)2018 Museum Audiobooks
Au micro de Lauren Bastide, Julie Gayet parle du choix du nom de sa société de production, de son enfance entre Paris et banlieue, des figures de femmes de sa famille, de son passage du chant au jeu et du travail du corps. Elle évoque longuement son expérience avec Agnès Varda, mais aussi ses transformations d'actrice, la prise de conscience de sa féminité, la question du cinéma au féminin, son engagement contre les violences faites aux femmes et la ménopause. Julie Gayet est actrice et dirige la société de production Rouge international. Née en 1972 en région parisienne, elle fait du chant lyrique enfant puis, adolescente, en vient à la comédie. Son premier grand rôle au cinéma lui est offert par Agnès Varda en 1994, dans "Les Cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma". Elle ne quittera plus les plateaux où elle se transforme de film en film, souvent méconnaissable, toujours au service de l'uvre des réalisateurs. Elle remporte plusieurs prix pour son rôle dans "Sélect Hôtel" en 1997, ainsi que le César de la meilleure actrice dans un second rôle en 2014 pour "Quai d'Orsay". En 2007, elle monte sa société de production, Rouge international qui produit des films et documentaires engagés et créatifs, comme "Grave" de Julia Ducournau ou "Visages Villages" dAgnès Varda et JR. Julie Gayet milite aussi contre les violences faites aux femmes. Elle fait partie du collectif 5050x2020, du mouvement #Maintenantonagit pour récolter des fonds pour les associations de terrain et est cofondatrice de l'association Info-endométriose qui travaille à la reconnaissance de cette maladie. La voix que vous entendez dans l'introduction est celle dAgnès Varda dans un entretien pour Télérama Dialogue. La Poudre est une production Nouvelles Écoutes Réalisation et générique : Aurore Meyer-Mahieu Mixage du générique du cycle Cinéma : Charles de Cillia Coordination : Gaïa Marty.
©2019 Nouvelles Écoutes (P)2019 Nouvelles Écoutes
WASPs finally get their due in this stimulating history by one of the world's leading geneticists. Saxons, Vikings, and Celts is the most illuminating book yet to be written about the genetic history of Britain and Ireland. Through a systematic, 10-year DNA survey of more than 10,000 volunteers, Bryan Sykes has traced the true genetic makeup of British Islanders and their descendants. This historical travelogue and genetic tour of the fabled isles, which includes accounts of the Roman invasions and Norman conquests, takes listeners from the Pontnewydd cave in North Wales, where a 300,000-year-old tooth was discovered, to the resting place of "The Red Lady" of Paviland, whose anatomically modern body was dyed with ochre by her grieving relatives nearly 29,000 years ago. A perfect work for anyone interested in the genealogy of England, Scotland, or Ireland, Saxons, Vikings, and Celts features a chapter specifically addressing the genetic makeup of those people in the United States who have descended from the British Isles.
©2006 Bryan Sykes (P)2006 Tantor
The international best seller. A brief history of the mathematical ideas that have forever changed the world and the everyday people and pioneers behind them. Full of anthropological insights, amazing anecdotes and theory, It All Adds Up charts the story of our best invention yet. From our ability to calculate the passing of time to the algorithms that control our computers and much else in our lives, numbers are everywhere. They are so indispensable that we forget just how fundamental they are to our way of life. In this international best seller, Mickaël Launay mixes history and anecdotes from around the world to reveal how mathematics became pivotal to the story of humankind. It is a journey into numbers, with Launay as a guide. In museums, monuments or train stations, he uses the objects around us to explain what art can reveal about geometry, how Babylonian scholars developed one of the first complex mathematical languages and how Arabic numbers were adopted from India. It All Adds Up also tells the story of how mapping the trajectory of an eclipse has helped to trace back one of the oldest battles in history, down to its day, how the course of the modern-day Greenwich Meridian was established and the fact that negative numbers were accepted just last century. This audiobook is a vital compendium of the great men and women of mathematics from Aristotle to Ada Lovelace, which demonstrates how this discipline shaped the written word and world. With clarity, passion and wisdom, the author unveils the unexpected and at times serendipitous ways in which big mathematical ideas were created; supporting the belief that - just like music or literature - maths should be accessible to everyone, Launay gives listeners a newfound fondness for the numbers that surround us and the rich stories they contain.
©2018 Mickael Launay (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
A story of defiance and determination by a controversial scientist, this is Lee Berger's own take on finding Homo naledi, an all-new species on the human family tree and one of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century. In 2013, Lee Berger, a National Geographic explorer-in-residence, heard of a cache of bones in a hard-to-reach underground cave in South Africa. He put out a call around the world for petite collaborators - men and women small and adventurous enough to be able to squeeze through eight-inch tunnels to reach a sunless cave forty feet underground. With this team, Berger made the discovery of a lifetime: hundreds of prehistoric bones, including entire skeletons of at least 15 individuals, all perhaps two million years old. Their features combined those of known prehominids like Lucy, the famous Australopithecus, with those more human than anything ever before seen in prehistoric remains. Berger's team had discovered an all new species, and they called it Homo naledi. The cave quickly proved to be the richest prehominid site ever discovered, full of implications that shake the very foundation of how we define what makes us human. Did this species come before, during, or after the emergence of Homo sapiens on our evolutionary tree? How did the cave come to contain nothing but the remains of these individuals? Did they bury their dead? If so, they must have had a level of self-knowledge, including an awareness of death. And yet those are the very characteristics used to define what makes us human. Did an equally advanced species inhabit Earth with us, or before us? Berger does not hesitate to address all these questions. Some colleagues question Berger's interpretation of this and other finds. Here, this charismatic and visionary paleontologist counters their arguments and tells his personal story: a rich narrative about science, exploration, and what it means to be human.
©2017 Lee Berger (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing
Revised to stimulate and engage an undergraduate student audience, Richard Feinberg's updated account of Anuta opens with a chapter on his varied experiences when he initially undertook fieldwork in this tiny, isolated Polynesian community in the Solomon Islands. He explores dominant cultural features, including language, kinship, marriage, politics, and religion topics that align with subject matter covered in introductory anthropology courses and he looks at some of the challenges Anutans face in the 21st century. Like many other peoples living on small, remote islands, Anutans strive to maintain traditional values while at the same time becoming involved in the world market economy. In all, Feinberg gives listeners magnificent material for studying the relations between demography, environment, culture, and society in this changing world. The book is published by Kent State University Press.
©2011 Richard Feinberg (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks
Der Historiker und Journalist Rutger Bregman setzt sich in seinem neuen Buch mit dem Wesen des Menschen auseinander. Anders als in der westlichen Denktradition angenommen ist der Mensch seinen Thesen nach nicht böse, sondern im Gegenteil: von Grund auf gut. Und geht man von dieser Prämisse aus, ist es möglich, die Welt und den Menschen in ihr komplett neu und grundoptimistisch zu denken. In seinem mitreißend geschriebenen, überzeugenden Buch präsentiert Bregman Ideen für die Verbesserung der Welt. Sie sind innovativ und mutig und stimmen vor allem hoffnungsfroh.
©2020 Rowohlt Verlag GmbH, Hamburg. Übersetzung von Ulrich Faure und Gerd Busse (P)2020 Argon Verlag GmbH, Berlin
Edward O. Wilson is one of the worlds preeminent biologists, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and the author of more than 25 books. The defining work in a remarkable career, The Social Conquest of Earth boldly addresses age-old questions (Where did we come from? What are we? Where are we going?) while delving into the biological sources of morality, religion, and the creative arts.
©2012 Edward O. Wilson (P)2012 Recorded Books. LLC
History on a grand scale - an enchanting masterpiece that explores the making of one of the world's most vibrant civilizations. A People's Tragedy, wrote Eric Hobsbawm, did 'more to help us understand the Russian Revolution than any other book I know'. Now, in Natasha's Dance, internationally renowned historian Orlando Figes does the same for Russian culture, summoning the myriad elements that formed a nation and held it together. Beginning in the 18th century with the building of St. Petersburg - a 'window on the West' - and culminating with the challenges posed to Russian identity by the Soviet regime, Figes examines how writers, artists and musicians grappled with the idea of Russia itself - its character, spiritual essence and destiny. He skillfully interweaves the great works - by Dostoevsky, Stravinsky, and Chagall - with folk embroidery, peasant songs, religious icons and all the customs of daily life, from food and drink to bathing habits to beliefs about the spirit world. Figes' characters range high and low: the revered Tolstoy, who left his deathbed to search for the kingdom of God, as well as the serf girl Praskovya, who became Russian opera's first superstar and shocked society by becoming her owner's wife. Like the European-schooled countess Natasha performing an impromptu folk dance in Tolstoy's War and Peace, the spirit of 'Russianness' is revealed by Figes as rich and uplifting, complex and contradictory - a powerful force that unified a vast country and proved more lasting than any Russian ruler or state.
©2018 Orlando Figes (P)2018 Audible, Ltd
Traveling Heavy is a deeply moving, unconventional memoir by master storyteller and cultural anthropologist Ruth Behar. Through evocative stories, she portrays her life as an immigrant child and later as an adult woman who loves to travel but is terrified of boarding a plane. With an open heart, she writes about her Yiddish-Sephardic-Cuban-American family as well as the strangers who show her kindness as she makes her way through the world. Compassionate, curious, and unafraid to reveal her failings, Behar embraces the unexpected insights and adventures of travel, whether it's learning that she longed to become a mother after being accused of giving the evil eye to a baby in rural Mexico or going on a zany pilgrimage to the Behar World Summit in the Spanish town of Béjar. Behar calls herself an anthropologist who specializes in homesickness. Repeatedly returning to her homeland of Cuba, unwilling to utter her last good-bye, she is obsessed with the question of why we leave home to find home. For those of us who travel heavy with our own baggage, Behar is an indispensable guide, full of grace and hope in the perpetual search for connection that defines our humanity. The book is published by Duke University Press.
©2013 Ruth Behar (P)2015 Redwood Audiobooks
Based on a groundbreaking synthesis of recent scientific findings, critically acclaimed New York Times science reporter Nicholas Wade tells a bold and provocative new story of the history of our ancient ancestors and the evolution of human nature. Just in the last three years, a flood of new scientific findings, driven by revelations discovered in the human genome, has provided compelling new answers to many long-standing mysteries about our most ancient ancestors, the people who first evolved in Africa and then went on to colonize the whole world. Nicholas Wade weaves this host of news-making findings together for the first time into an intriguing new history of the human story before the dawn of civilization. Sure to stimulate lively controversy, he makes the case for novel arguments about many hotly debated issues such as the evolution of language and race and the genetic roots of human nature, and reveals that human evolution has continued even to today. In wonderfully lively and lucid prose, Wade reveals the answers that researchers have ingeniously developed to so many puzzles: When did language emerge? When and why did we start to wear clothing? How did our ancestors break out of Africa and defeat the more physically powerful Neanderthals who stood in their way? Why did the different races evolve, and why did we come to speak so many different languages? When did we learn to live with animals and where and when did we domesticate man's first animal companions, dogs? How did human nature change during the 35,000 years between the emergence of fully modern humans and the first settlements? This will be the most talked about science book of the season.
©2006 Nicholas Wade (P)2006 Tantor Media Inc
Joe Posnanski enters the colorful world of Harry Houdini and his legions of devoted fans to explore the illusionists impact on global culture - and why his legacy endures to this day. Nearly a century after Harry Houdini died on Halloween in 1926, he feels as modern and alive as ever. The name Houdini still leaps to mind whenever we witness a daring escape. The baby who frees herself from her crib? Houdini. The dog who vanishes and reappears in the neighbors garden? Houdini. Every generation produces new disciples of the magician, from household names in magic like David Copperfield and David Blaine to countless other followers whose lives have been transformed by the power of Houdini. In rural Pennsylvania, a 13-year-old girl finds the courage to leave a violent home after learning that Houdini ran away to join the circus; she eventually becomes the first female magician to saw a man in half on television. In Australia, an eight-year-old boy with a learning impediment feels worthless until he sees an old poster of Houdini advertising Nothing on earth can hold Houdini prisoner and begins his path to becoming that nations most popular magician. In California, an actor and Vietnam War veteran finds purpose in his life by uncovering the secrets of his hero. But the unique phenomenon of Houdini was always more than his death-defying stunts or his ability to escape handcuffs and straitjackets. It is also about the power of imagination and self-invention. His incredible transformation from Ehrich Weiss, humble Hungarian immigrant and rabbis son, into the self-named Harry Houdini has won him a slice of immortality. No one has withstood the test of time quite like Houdini. Fueled by Posnanskis personal obsession with the magician - and magic itself - The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini is a poignant odyssey of discovery, blending biography, memoir, and first-person reporting to trace Houdinis metamorphosis into an iconic figure who has inspired millions.
©2019 Joe Posnanski (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio
An iconoclast and best-selling author of both nonfiction and fiction, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing, thinking, and writing about the cultures of animals such as lions, wolves, dogs, deer, and humans. In this engrossing book, she provides a plainspoken, big-picture look at the commonality of life on our planet, from the littlest microbes to the largest lizards. Inspired by the idea of symbiosis in evolution - that all living things evolve in a series of cooperative relationships - Thomas leads listeners on a journey through the progression of life. Along the way she shares the universal likenesses, experiences, and environments of Gaias creatures, from amoebas in plant soil to the pets we love, from proud primates to Homo sapiens hunter-gatherers on the African savanna. Fervently rejecting anthropodenial, the notion that nonhuman life does not share characteristics with humans, Thomas instead shows that paramecia can learn, plants can communicate, humans arent really as special as we think we are - and that it doesnt take a scientist to marvel at the smallest inhabitants of the natural world and their connections to all living things. A unique voice on anthropology and animal behavior, Thomas challenges scientific convention and the jargon that prevents us all from understanding all living things better. Narrated by Thomas, this joyful book is a fascinating look at the challenges and behaviors shared by creatures from bacteria to larvae to parasitic fungi, a potted hyacinth to the author herself, and all those in between. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, an anthropologist and animal behaviorist, has published thirteen previous books, including the New York Times best seller The Hidden Life of Dogs. She lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Learn more at elizabethmarshallthomas.net.
©2018 Penn State University Press (P)2020 Penn State University Press
Rompere una noce con un sasso, lavare e salare le patate, fare un bagno in acque termali... sono loro: le scimmie. Ecco perché occuparsene, anche se hanno quattro mani e non solo due. L'audiolibro ci guida attraverso un viaggio nel mondo dei Primati, per aiutarci ad afferrarne la complessità e il fascino, ma anche per provare a capire in quale misura siamo noi stessi un po' scimmie e, dunque, a tutti gli effetti parte della natura. Ci accorgeremo, allora, che molti dei nostri comportamenti - compresi quelli più sofisticati - sono modulazioni di caratteristiche piuttosto diffuse tra i nostri parenti più stretti.
©2011 Società editrice il Mulino Spa (P)2019 Audible Studios
In Why We Remain Jews, Dr. Vladimir Tsesis describes the path he traversed from religious ignorance to strong belief in the Jewish religion. Tsesis assigns a special place to the proof of his conclusion that religion and science - especially in light of recent discoveries - are not antagonists but are in fact in complete harmony, supplementing and not excluding each other. In the spirit of ecumenism, Tsesis speaks about coexistence of different religions, which share the common objective of assurance of perpetual survival of the human race. The unifying theme of this audiobook, however, is the beauty of the Jewish religion and a possible answer to the question of why we remain Jews.
©2013 Vladimir Tsesis (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Au micro de Lauren Bastide, Sarah Ourahmoune parle de son enfance à Clichy, du sport comme valeur fondamentale et de son premier contact avec la boxe. Elle évoque aussi la situation des femmes dans ce sport à ses débuts, son premier combat, comment s'imposer dans le milieu sportif et son rapport à son corps. Elle témoigne enfin de la difficulté de la reprise après la maternité, de la puissance d'un corps de sportive de 34 ans et de son rôle dans la société. Sarah Ourahmoune est la boxeuse la plus médaillée de France. Dix fois championne de France, trois fois championne d'Europe, championne du monde en 2008 et médaille d'argent aux Jeux Olympiques de Rio en 2016, elle commence la boxe à 14 ans à Aubervilliers, alors que la compétition n'était pas encore autorisée aux femmes. Née en 1982, elle gagne sa première médaille en 1999, peu de temps après l'ouverture de l'accès à la compétition. En dehors de son impressionnant palmarès de boxe, elle a une formation d'éducatrice spécialisée et poursuit des études à Sciences Po où elle développe son entreprise : Boxer inside. Elle y utilise la boxe comme moyen de développement personnel et forme des publics divers, notamment en entreprise. Engagée politiquement, elle fait aujourd'hui partie du Comité national olympique et sportif français en charge des mixités et est une des porte-parole des Jeux Olympiques de 2024. La Poudre est une production Nouvelles Écoutes Réalisation et générique : Aurore Meyer-Mahieu Coordination : Gaïa Marty Mixage : Audrey Ginestet.
©2019 Nouvelles Écoutes (P)2019 Nouvelles Écoutes
You've heard of the Dog Whisperer? Meet the Ancestor Rescuer. Part forensic scientist, part master sleuth, Megan Smolenyak has solved some of America's oldest and most fascinating genealogical mysteries. You've read the headlines; now get the inside story as the "Indiana Jones of genealogy" reveals how she cracked her news-making cases, became the face of this increasingly popular field - and redefined history along the way. How did Smolenyak discover Barack Obama's Irish ancestry - and his relation to Brad Pitt? Or the journey of Michelle Obama's family from slavery to the White House? Or the startling links between outspoken politicians Al Sharpton and Strom Thurmond? And why is Smolenyak's name squared? Test your own skills as she shares her exciting secrets. Whether she's scouring websites to uncover the surprising connections between famous figures or using cutting-edge DNA tests to locate family members of fallen soldiers dating back to the Civil War, Smolenyak's historical sleuthing is as provocative, richly layered, and exciting as America itself.
©2012 Megan Smolenyak (P)2014 Audible Inc.
From one of our most acclaimed historians comes an account of human solidarity throughout the ages, provocatively arguing against the received wisdom that history is best understood as a chronicle of groups in conflict. Investigating the six most pervasive categories of human difference - religion, nation, class, gender, race, and civilization - Cannadine asks how determinative each of them has really been over the course of history. Without denying their power to motivate populations dramatically at particular moments, he reveals that in the long term none has proven remotely as divisive as the occasional absolutist cries of "us versus them" would suggest, whether Christian versus Muslim during the Crusades (and now), landed gentry versus peasantry during the Bolshevik Revolution, or Jews versus "Aryan race" in Nazi Germany. For most of recorded time, these same "unbridgeable" differences were experienced as just one identity among others; whatever most chroniclers, self-serving mythmakers, and demagogues would have us believe, history needs to be reimagined to include the countless fruitful interactions across these lines, which are usually left out of the picture.
©2013 David Cannadine (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Throughout the centuries, the Amazon has yielded many of its secrets, but it still holds a few great mysteries. In 1996 experts got their first glimpse of one: a lone Indian, a tribe of one, hidden in the forests of Southwestern Brazil. Previously uncontacted tribes are extremely rare, but a one-man tribe was unprecedented. And like all of the isolated tribes in the Amazonian frontier, he was in danger. Resentment of Indians can run high among settlers, and the consequences can be fatal. The discovery of the Indian prevented local ranchers from seizing his land and led a small group of men who believed that he was the last of a murdered tribe to dedicate themselves to protecting him. These men worked for the government, overseeing indigenous interests in an odd job that was part Indiana Jones, part social worker, and were among the most experienced adventurers in the Amazon. They were a motley crew that included a rebel who spent more than a decade living with a tribe, a young man who left home to work in the forest at age 14, and an old-school sertanista with a collection of tall tales amassed over five decades of jungle exploration. Their quest would prove far more difficult than any of them could imagine. Over the course of a decade, the struggle to save the Indian and his land would pit them against businessmen, politicians, and even the Indian himself, a man resolved to keep the outside world at bay at any cost. It would take them into the farthest reaches of the forest and to the halls of Brazil's Congress, threatening their jobs and even their lives. Ensuring the future of the Indian and his land would lead straight to the heart of the conflict over the Amazon itself. A heart-pounding modern-day adventure set in one of the world's last truly wild places, The Last of the Tribe is a riveting, brilliantly told tale of encountering the unknown and the unfathomable - and the value of preserving it.
©2016 Monte Reel (P)2016 Random House Audio
The mere mention of red hair conjures vivid images and provokes strong reactions. Popular stereotypes of redheaded women range from the fiery-tempered vixen and the penitent prostitute - Mary Magdalene is often portrayed in art as a redhead - to the fun-loving scatterbrain Lucille Ball. Red-haired men, meanwhile, are consistently associated with either the savage barbarian or the redheaded clown. But why? Red: A History of the Redhead is the first audiobook to chronicle red hair and redheadedness from prehistory to present day. As both intrepid cultural detective and compelling storyteller, Jacky Colliss Harvey weaves a fascinating history beginning with the moment the redheaded gene made its way out of Africa with the early human diaspora. She goes on to trace red hair in the ancient world; the intolerance manifested against it as an indicator of Jewishness across medieval Europe; red hair as the height of fashion in Renaissance England; the redheaded "stunner" in Pre-Raphaelite art and the paintings of the Impressionists; and into the modern age, from its symbolism and adoration in popular culture to "gingerism", perhaps the last unacknowledged from of discrimination. More than an audiobook for redheads, Red is both an exploration of red hair as "other" and a celebration of every aspect of its unique social and scientific heritage at a time when it has never before been so frequently in the news or played such a prominent role in our visual culture.
©2015 Jacky Colliss Harvey (P)2015 Hachette Audio
Come ha avuto origine Homo sapiens? In che modo alcune popolazioni si sono adattate ai climi caldi, altre al freddo e altre ancora all'alta quota? Perché alcuni difetti genetici permettono di sopravvivere meglio in certe condizioni? Come possiamo interagire con l'ambiente per ricavarne il cibo necessario in modo sostenibile? Attraverso un'incursione nella biodiversità umana, nell'audiolibro si affronta la varietà delle strategie biologiche e culturali con cui la nostra specie si è potuta adattare ai diversi ambienti, talvolta trasformandoli anche profondamente in rapporto alle proprie esigenze. Alimentazione, clima e complessi patogeni sono le tre grandi sfide che abbiamo dovuto affrontare; a queste abbiamo risposto con strategie adattative di natura genetica, fisiologica e culturale, che ci hanno consentito di giungere sin qui.
©2009 Società editrice il Mulino Spa (P)2019 Audible Studios
The Ottoman Empire has long exerted a strong pull on Western minds and hearts. For over 600 years the empire swelled and declined, rising from a dusty fiefdom in the foothills of Anatolia to a power which ruled over the Danube and the Euphrates with the richest court in Europe. But its decline was prodigious, protracted and total.
©1998 Jason Goodwin (P)2018 Audible, Ltd
As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next? In this wise and layered audiobook, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Expecting broken lives, she instead finds strength, hope, even humour. Leigh brilliantly condenses the cutting-edge research on the way the human brain processes fear and grief, and poses the questions we too often ignore out of awkwardness. Along the way, she offers an unguarded account of her own challenges and what she's learned about coping with life's unexpected blows. Warm, candid and empathetic, this audiobook is about what happens when ordinary people, on ordinary days, are forced to suddenly find the resilience most of us don't know we have.
©2018 Leigh Sales (P)2018 Penguin Random House Australia
Siamo entrati nell'era di Homo dieteticus. Crudisti, sushisti, vegetariani, vegani, gluten free, no carb: fra etica e dietetica la ricerca del modello alimentare virtuoso è diventata la nuova religione globale. E come tutte le religioni nascenti produce continue contrapposizioni, scismi, eresie, sette, abiure. Ciascun credo si ritiene l'unica via verso la salvezza. E verso l'immortalità. O almeno quel suo succedaneo salutistico che chiamiamo longevità. Così anticipiamo il giorno del giudizio e facciamo del dietologo una sorta di Dio giudice. O di Dio una sorta di dietologo improprio, che dispensa premi e castighi qui e ora. Ecco perché la dieta non è più una misura di benessere, ma una condizione dell'essere.
©2015 Società editrice il Mulino Spa (P)2020 Audible Studios
How did Africans become "Blacks" in the Americas? Becoming Free, Becoming Black tells the story of enslaved and free people of color who used the law to claim freedom and citizenship for themselves and their loved ones. Their communities challenged slaveholders' efforts to make Blackness synonymous with slavery. Looking closely at three slave societies - Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana - Alejandro de la Fuente and Ariela J. Gross demonstrate that the law of freedom - not slavery - established the meaning of Blackness in law. Contests over freedom determined whether and how it was possible to move from slave to free status, and whether claims to citizenship would be tied to racial identity. Laws regulating the lives and institutions of free people of color created the boundaries between Black and White, the rights reserved to White people, and the degradations imposed only on Black people.
©2020 Alejandro de la Fuente and Ariela J. Gross (P)2021 Tantor
Discover the big ideas behind more than 90 of history's most important legal rulings and milestone laws - from the earliest civilizations to the 21st century. From the philosophical, religious, and moral codes of the world's earliest societies, such as the Law Code of Hammurabi and the Ten Commandments, through groundbreaking legislation such as The Book of Punishments, Magna Carta, and the Slavery Abolition Act, The Law Book offers an engaging and accessible overview of legal history across the world all the way into the 21st century, with copyright in the digital age, gay marriage, and the "right to be forgotten". With entries on the fight for universal suffrage and workers' rights and the establishment of international legal bodies like INTERPOL and the European Court of Justice, The Law Book explores and explains the stories behind each milestone development. Using the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, informative text, The Law Book makes each entry accessible and easy to understand. Packed with inspirational quotations and more, it offers essential listening for anyone with a professional or personal interest in law, the legal system, or history and social change.
©2020 Dorling Kindersley Ltd (P)2020 DK Audio
This New York Times best seller was the inspiration for the first season of American Crime Story on FX, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr.; John Travolta; David Schwimmer; and Connie Britton. The definitive account of the O. J. Simpson trial, The Run of His Life is a prodigious feat of reporting that could have been written only by the foremost legal journalist of our time. First published less than a year after the infamous verdict, Jeffrey Toobin's nonfiction masterpiece tells the whole story, from the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman to the ruthless gamesmanship behind the scenes of "the trial of the century". Rich in character, as propulsive as a legal thriller, this enduring narrative continues to shock and fascinate with its candid depiction of the human drama that upended American life. Please note: This audiobook is a recording of the original 1996 edition of The Run of His Life. It does not include an Afterword added to the 2013 reissued edition.
©1996 Jeffrey Toobin (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Family Trusts is a step-by-step guide for anyone involved in family trusts: trust creators, trustees, beneficiaries, and advisors. It will help families create and administer a culture that recognizes trusts as a gift of love. Marrying the practical and emotional aspects of family wealth, this book provides a hands-on primer that focuses on fostering positive relationships, and structuring the trust appropriately for the situation and the people involved. It tackles difficult topics with frank and honest discussion, from the first beneficiary meeting to working with addictions, and more. Written by a team of experts in family wealth, this information is becoming increasingly crucial to the successful execution of a trust; you'll learn what type of person makes the best trustee, how to be an excellent beneficiary, and the technical aspects that help you build a better trust from the very beginning. There's been a staggering increase in trustee/beneficiary litigation and hostility, but that doesn't mean it's inevitable. Plenty of trusts are running smoothly, with positive experiences on all sides. This book shows you how to set up your trust to succeed from the start, with step-by-step guidance and expert insight.
©2016 Hartley Goldstone, James E. Hughes Jr., and Keith Whitaker (P)2019 Gildan Media, LLC
The inside story of the most audacious public health campaign of the 21st century. In 2002, a dynamic doctor named Thomas Frieden became health commissioner of New York City. With support from the new mayor, billionaire Michael Bloomberg, Frieden and his health department team prohibited smoking in bars, outlawed trans fats in restaurants, and attempted to cap the size of sodas, among other groundbreaking actions. The initiatives drew heated criticism, but they worked: by 2011, 450,000 people had quit smoking, childhood obesity rates were falling, and life expectancy was growing. Saving Gotham is the behind-the-scenes story of the most controversial - and successful - public health initiative of our time. Thomas A. Farley, MD, who succeeded Frieden as health commissioner, introduces a team of doctors who accepted the challenge of public health: to care for each of New York City's eight million inhabitants as their own patients. The biggest threats they faced were not cholera or chemical toxins or lack of medical care but instead habits like smoking and unhealthy eating. As these doctors pressed to solve these problems, they found themselves battling those who encouraged those habits, and they reshaped their own agency for a different sort of fight. Farley shows what happens when science-driven doctors are given the political cover to make societywide changes to protect people from today's health risks - and how industries exploit legislatures, the courts, the media, and public opinion to undermine them. With Washington caught in partisan paralysis and New York City's ideas spreading around the world, Saving Gotham demonstrates how government - local government - can protect its citizens and transform health for everyone.
©2015 Tom Farley (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Updated for the new tax law! We live in a highly litigious world. As you live your life, you must keep your guard up. As you grow your wealth, you must protect it. For those who don't, predators await, and their attorneys will use every trick in the toolbox to get at your unprotected assets. Start Your Own Corporation educates you on an action plan to protect your life's gains. Corporate attorney and best-selling author Garrett Sutton clearly explains the all-too-common risks of failing to protect yourself and the strategies for limiting your liability going forward. The information is timely, accessible, and applicable to every citizen in every situation. Garrett Sutton has spent the last 30 years protecting clients' assets and implementing corporate structures to limit liability. This significant experience shines through in a very listenable audiobook on the why tos and how tos for achieving asset protection. Start Your Own Corporation teaches how to select between corporations and LLCs and how to use Nevada and Wyoming entities to your maximum advantage. This nontechnical and easy-to-understand audiobook also educates on the importance of following corporate formalities, using business tax deductions, and building business credit.
©2001, 2008, 2012 Garrett Sutton, Esq. (P)2019 Hachette Audio
A murder, a missing body, and a sensational trial that gripped Nova Scotia. Will Sandeson seemed like a model son. A member of the Dalhousie University track and field team, he was about to start classes at Dalhousies medical school. He worked at a group home for adults with disabilities. He came from a good family. Theres times for whatever reason that things dont go quite as planned, a Halifax police officer told Sandeson shortly after he was arrested for the first-degree murder of Taylor Samson, who also, on the surface, seemed like a model son. Samson lived in a fraternity house near Dalhousie, and when the six-foot-five physics student disappeared without a trace, the focus eventually turned to Sandeson. Sandesons trial, blown open by a private investigator accused of switching sides, exposed a dangerous world of drugs, ambition, and misplaced loyalties. Through interviews with friends and relatives, as well as transcripts, award-winning journalist Kayla Hounsell tells the full story of two young men who appeared destined for bright futures.
©2018 Kayla Hounsell (P)2019 Kayla Hounsell
Protect your assets from attack! LLCs and LPs offer benefits - and pitfalls. Learn how to do it right. How to Use Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships clearly explains the key asset protection strategies available to entrepreneurs and real estate investors using the right entities. This fourth edition of Garrett Sutton's best-selling book has been completely updated to reflect important changes affecting limited liability companies. Asset protection is a dynamic area of the law, and this new edition sets forth the strongest and most useful tactics for protecting businesses, real estate, intellectual property, and paper assets. As well, the importance of following the formalities to avoid a sudden loss of protection is lucidly set forth for the listener's great benefit. Listeners will learn how to: Select the right entity for your specific use Follow the rules to keep your assets protected Easily manage and operate an LLC or an LP Strategically use entities to hold real estate and other assets
©2017 Garrett Sutton (P)2017 Hachette Audio
The definitive volume on Enron's amazing rise and scandalous fall, from an award-winning team of Fortune investigative reporters.
©2003 Bethany McLean, Peter Elkind (P)2010 Penguin Audio
Here is a gripping account of the major postwar trial of the Nazi hierarchy in World War II. The Nuremberg Trial brilliantly recreates the trial proceedings and offers a reasoned, often profound examination of the processes that created international law. From the whimpering of Kaltenbrunner and Ribbentrop on the stand to the icy coolness of Goering, each participant is vividly drawn.
©2010 Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Discover the importance of knowing your rights and learn how to read the Constitution and interpret its laws. Do you know which document is above any law in the United States? The document that guarantees our liberties and allows us, the American people, to chase our American dream? It's the American Constitution, of course. But to be able to know and exercise our rights and freedoms, we need to know how to read and interpret the laws that are granting them. As Article VI declares, "This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof,...shall be the supreme Law of the Land." It's crucial to know how to read the Constitution because you should be able to know precisely what your rights are - rights and freedoms you get to enjoy. But if your privileges and your rights are somewhat curtailed for the sake of the Constitution, you should be curious as to why. Wouldn't you want to find out? Here is what this guide to reading the Constitution can offer you: Guide to get to know your rights and freedoms How to properly interpret the Constitution Guide to navigate the vagueness of the constitutional language How to make yourself be heard and understood when exercising your rights And much more! If you want to know how to exercise your rights and freedoms, this audiobook will give you the tools to find out. With this audiobook in your hands, you will discover what it means to be a real American. What are you waiting for? Get your copy now!
©2021 Sean Levitsky (P)2021 Sean Levitsky
609 templates credit repair series! Fix your credit in a 609 legal and fast way and bring financial freedom to your life: Book 1: 609 Letter Templates & Credit Repair Secrets Book 2: Credit Repair Secrets Workbook Are you tired of being rejected by the banks and other financial institutions because you have bad credit? Are you ready to get through and work on improving your credit score in order to get the funding that you need? What if you could write a few letters and attach a few supporting documents and get a lot of your credit score cleared up and ready to go? Heres what you will learn: Beginners step-by-step guide for fixing credit US territory focused way Increase your score +800 Legal 609 loopholes +10 letters templates included Dispute writing dos and do nots Dealing with bankruptcy What do lawyers not want you to know? Now including some of the best templates that you can use to work with Section 609, the follow up letters, the Cease and Desist letters, and even some Goodwill letters. There are a lot of things that are going to come up when it is time to work on improving your credit score. You can work with a lot of different things when it comes to improving that credit score, but nothing is going to work as effectively as the Section 609 loophole and in helping you to clear out your credit score and get things in line. When it is time to work with Section 609 for your credit repair needs, make sure to check out this guidebook to help you get started. You will be bragging to your friends. Now it's your turn, start living a comfortable life and get your financial freedom. Buy this audiobook now to get started!
©2020 Bradley Caulfield (P)2020 Bradley Caulfield
In this easy-to-listen book, the author reveals the strategies and tools the nation's top asset protection law firms use to save their clients millions of dollars each year. This book will teach you how to become invincible to lawsuits, save thousands in taxes, and achieve financial peace of mind. This book provides solutions to three major problems.... There are over one hundred million lawsuits currently pending in the United States, and it is estimated that a new lawsuit is filed every 30 seconds. It is now routine for judgments to be in the millions. If you are not properly structured, it only takes one lawsuit to lose everything.... Solution: This book will teach you how to protect 100 percent of your professional and personal assets from lawsuits and how to make yourself so unattractive to a plaintiff attorney that they will not pursue a lawsuit against you. Billions of dollars are overpaid each year in taxes as a result of people not using all the deductions and tax laws available. According to the IRS commissioner, millions of taxpayers are overpaying their taxes each year.... Solution: This book will teach you how to reduce your taxes to the legal minimum - potentially saving you thousands of dollars each year. You will learn the tax reduction strategies used by the nations top tax reduction law firms. The vast majority of Americans either do not have an estate plan or have an incomplete or ineffective one. Without an effective estate plan, up to 50 percent of your estate could be lost to probate costs, federal estate taxes and state inheritance taxes.... Solution: This book will teach you how to avoid probate, and eliminate or dramatically reduce your estate taxes. You will learn what you should be doing now to prepare for successful business and estate secession. It takes a lifetime to accumulate your assets. Listen to this book to ensure they are protected.
©2011 Cameron C Taylor (P)2019 Cameron Taylor
The top 10 sunday times best seller. Could the courts really order the death of your innocent baby? Was there an illegal immigrant who couldn't be deported because he had a pet cat? Are unelected judges truly enemies of the people? Most of us think the law is only relevant to criminals, if we even think of it at all. But the law touches every area of our lives: from intimate family matters to the biggest issues in our society. Our unfamiliarity is dangerous because it makes us vulnerable to media spin, political lies and the kind of misinformation that frequently comes from other loud-mouthed amateurs and those with vested interests. This 'fake law' allows the powerful and the ignorant to corrupt justice without our knowledge - worse, we risk letting them make us complicit. Thankfully, the Secret Barrister is back to reveal the stupidity, malice and incompetence behind many of the biggest legal stories of recent years. In Fake Law, the Secret Barrister debunks the lies and builds an hilarious, alarming and eye-opening defence against the abuse of our law, our rights and our democracy. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 The Secret Barrister (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd
The industry bible (Los Angeles Times), now updated, essential for anyone in the music business - musicians, songwriters, lawyers, agents, promoters, publishers, executives, and managers - trying to navigate the rapid transformation of the industry. For more than 20 years, All You Need to Know About the Music Business has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry. Now in its tenth edition, this latest edition leads novices and experts alike through the crucial, up-to-the-minute information on the industrys major changes in response to todays rapid technological advances and uncertain economy. Whether you are - or aspire to be - a performer, writer, or executive, veteran music lawyer Donald Passmans comprehensive guide is an indispensable tool. He offers timely, authoritative information from how to select and hire a winning team of advisors and structure their commissions and fees; navigate the ins and outs of record deals, songwriting, publishing, and copyrights; maximize concert, touring, and merchandising deals; understand the digital streaming services; and how to take a comprehensive look at the rapidly transforming landscape of the music business as a whole. The music industry is in the eye of the storm, when everyone in the business is scrambling to figure out whats going to happen to the major labels and what it will mean for the careers of artists and business professionals. No musician, songwriter, entertainment lawyer, agent, promoter, publisher, manager, or record company executive - anyone who makes their living from music - can afford to be without All You Need to Know About the Music Business. As Adam Levine, lead singer and guitarist of Maroon 5, says, If you want to be in music, you have to read this book. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2019 Donald S. Passman. All rights reserved. (P)2019 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
The unforgettable saga of one enslaved woman's fight for justice - and reparations Born into slavery, Henrietta Wood was taken to Cincinnati and legally freed in 1848. In 1853, a Kentucky deputy sheriff named Zebulon Ward colluded with Wood's employer, abducted her, and sold her back into bondage. She remained enslaved throughout the Civil War, giving birth to a son in Mississippi and never forgetting who had put her in this position. By 1869, Wood had obtained her freedom for a second time and returned to Cincinnati, where she sued Ward for damages in 1870. Astonishingly, after eight years of litigation, Wood won her case: In 1878, a Federal jury awarded her $2,500. More important than the amount, though the largest ever awarded by an American court in restitution for slavery, was the fact that any money was awarded at all. McDaniel's audiobook is an epic tale of a Black woman who survived slavery twice and who achieved more than merely a moral victory over one of her oppressors. Above all, Sweet Taste of Liberty is a portrait of an extraordinary individual as well as a searing reminder of the lessons of her story, which establish beyond question the connections between slavery and the prison system that rose in its place.
©2019 W. Caleb McDaniel (P)2020 Tantor
The incredible true story of the decade-long quest to bring down Paul Le Roux - the creator of a frighteningly powerful internet-enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological savvy of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. "A tour de force of shoe-leather reporting - undertaken, amid threats and menacing, at considerable personal risk." (Los Angeles Times) Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review NPR Evening Standard Kirkus Reviews It all started as an online prescription drug network, supplying hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of painkillers to American customers. It would not stop there. Before long, the business had turned into a sprawling multinational conglomerate engaged in almost every conceivable aspect of criminal mayhem. Yachts carrying $100 million in cocaine. Safe houses in Hong Kong filled with gold bars. Shipments of methamphetamine from North Korea. Weapons deals with Iran. Mercenary armies in Somalia. Teams of hit men in the Philippines. Encryption programs so advanced that the government could not break them. The man behind it all, pulling the strings from a laptop in Manila, was Paul Calder Le Roux - a reclusive programmer turned criminal genius who could only exist in the networked world of the 21st century, and the kind of self-made crime boss that American law enforcement had never imagined. For half a decade, DEA agents played a global game of cat-and-mouse with Le Roux as he left terror and chaos in his wake. Each time they came close, he would slip away. It would take relentless investigative work, and a shocking betrayal from within his organization, to catch him. And when he was finally caught, the story turned again, as Le Roux struck a deal to bring down his own organization and the people he had once employed. Award-winning investigative journalist Evan Ratliff spent four years piecing together this intricate puzzle, chasing Le Roux's empire and his shadowy henchmen around the world, conducting hundreds of interviews and uncovering thousands of documents. The result is a riveting, unprecedented account of a crime boss built by and for the digital age. Praise for The Mastermind "The Mastermind is true crime at its most stark and vivid depiction. Evan Ratliff's work is well done from beginning to end, paralleling his investigative work with the work of the many federal agents developing the case against LeRoux." (San Francisco Book Review, five stars) "A wholly engrossing story that joins the worlds of El Chapo and Edward Snowden; both disturbing and memorable." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)
©2019 Evan Ratliff (P)2019 Random House Audio
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935) is generally considered one of the two greatest justices of the United States Supreme Court. In more than 2000 opinions, he delineated an impressive legal philosophy that profoundly influenced American jurisprudence, particularly in the area of civil liberties and judicial restraint. In The Common Law, derived from a series of lectures delivered at the Lowell Institute in Boston, Holmes systematized his legal doctrines. The result is an timeless classic. Beginning with historical forms of liability, the work proceeds to discussions of criminal law, torts, bails, possession and ownership, contracts, successions and various other aspects of civil and criminal law. First published in 1881, the book is indispensable listening for lawyers, political scientists, and historians. A famous aphorism to be drawn from The Common Law appears in the first few minutes: "The life of the law has not been logic: it has been experience."
Public Domain (P)2020 Museum Audiobooks
A swift, harrowing classic perfect for these unnerving times. (Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation) One moonlit night, 14-year-old Reena Virk went to join friends at a party and never returned home. In this tour de force of crime reportage (Kirkus Reviews), acclaimed author Rebecca Godfrey takes us into the hidden world of the seven teenage girls - and boy - accused of a savage murder. As she follows the investigation and trials, Godfrey reveals the startling truth about the unlikely killers. Laced with lyricism and insight, Under the Bridge is an unforgettable look at a haunting modern tragedy.
©2005 Rebecca Godfrey (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
A hidden set of rules governs who owns what - explaining everything from whether you can recline your airplane seat to why HBO lets you borrow a password illegally - and in this lively and entertaining guide, two acclaimed law professors reveal how things become "mine". "Mine" is one of the first words babies learn. By the time we grow up, the idea of ownership seems natural, whether buying a cup of coffee or a house. But who controls the space behind your airplane seat: you reclining or the squished laptop user behind? Why is plagiarism wrong, but it's okay to knock off a recipe or a dress design? And after a snowstorm, why does a chair in the street hold your parking space in Chicago, but in New York you lose the space and the chair? Mine! explains these puzzles and many more. Surprisingly, there are just six simple stories that everyone uses to claim everything. Owners choose the story that steers us to do what they want. But we can always pick a different story. This is true not just for airplane seats, but also for battles over digital privacy, climate change, and wealth inequality. As Michael Heller and James Salzman show - in the spirited style of Freakonomics, Nudge, and Predictably Irrational - ownership is always up for grabs. With stories that are eye-opening, mind-bending, and sometimes infuriating, Mine! reveals the rules of ownership that secretly control our lives.
©2021 Michael A. Heller (P)2021 Random House Audio
From the man who coined the term "net neutrality", author of The Master Switch and The Attention Merchants, comes a warning about the dangers of excessive corporate and industrial concentration for our economic and political future. We live in an age of extreme corporate concentration, in which global industries are controlled by just a few giant firms - big banks, big pharma, and big tech, just to name a few. But concern over what Louis Brandeis called the "curse of bigness" can no longer remain the province of specialist lawyers and economists, for it has spilled over into policy and politics, even threatening democracy itself. History suggests that tolerance of inequality and failing to control excessive corporate power may prompt the rise of populism, nationalism, extremist politicians, and fascist regimes. In short, as Wu warns, we are in grave danger of repeating the signature errors of the 20th century. In The Curse of Bigness, Columbia Professor Tim Wu tells of how figures like Brandeis and Theodore Roosevelt first confronted the democratic threats posed by the great trusts of the Gilded Age - but the lessons of the Progressive Era were forgotten in the last 40 years. He calls for recovering the lost tenets of the trust-busting age as part of a broader revival of American progressive ideas as we confront the fallout of persistent and extreme economic inequality.
©2018 Tim Wu (P)2018 Random House Audio
Insightful, enlightening and thought-provoking, leading Premier League lawyer Daniel Geey lifts the lid on the inner workings of modern football. Whether it is a manager being sacked, the signing of a new star player, television rights negotiations, player misconduct or multi-million-pound club takeovers, lawyers remain at the heart of all football business dealings. Written by leading Premier League lawyer Daniel Geey, who has dealt with all these incidents first hand, this highly accessible book explores the issues - from pitch to boardroom - that shape the modern game and how these impact leagues, clubs, players and fans. Featuring insider anecdotes and expert contributions, Done Deal provides football fans with a fresh and authoritative perspective on all off-field football matters.
©2019 Daniel Geey (P)2019 Audible, Ltd
Juan Martinez, the fiery prosecutor who convicted notorious murderer Jodi Arias for the disturbing killing of Travis Alexander, speaks for the first time about the shocking investigation and sensational trial that captivated the nation. Through two trials, America watched with bated breath as Juan Martinez fought relentlessly to convict Jodi Arias of Murder One for viciously stabbing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander to death. What emerged was a story wrought with sex, manipulation, and deceit that stunned the public at every turn. Arias, always playing the wronged and innocent woman, changed her story continually as her bizarre behavior surrounding the crime and its aftermath came to light. Unwavering, Arias and her defense team continued to play off the salacious details of the case, until she was finally found guilty and - controversially - sentenced to life behind bars. Now, speaking openly for the first time, prosecutor Juan Martinez will unearth new details from the investigation that were never revealed at trial, exploring key facts from the case and the pieces of evidence he chose to keep close to the vest. Throughout the trials, his bullish and unfaltering prosecution strategy was both commended and criticized, and in his book, Martinez will illuminate the unique tactics he utilized in this case and how they lead to a successful conviction, and - for the first time - discuss how he felt losing the death penalty sentence hed pursued for years. Going beyond the news reports, Martinez will explore the truth behind the multiple facades of Jodi Arias. Sparring with her from across the stand, Martinez came to know Arias like no one else could, dissecting what it took for a seemingly normal girl to become a deluded, cunning, and unrepentant murderer. With new stories from behind the scenes of the trial and Martinezs own take on his defendant, the book takes you inside the mind of Jodi Arias like never before and is the definitive account of the case that shocked America.
©2016 Juan Martinez (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
If you can imagine it, somewhere theres probably a law against it. Laugh out loud over some of Canadas strangest laws - but not too loudly, or you might get a ticket: Until 2002 in BC, you couldnt stand up while having a drink in a restaurant In Halifax, cabbies are required to wear socks Youre not allowed to dogsled on the sidewalks in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario In Ponoka, Alberta, dont build a mud hut or a house with a straw roof Dont let your Canadian flag snap in the wind in Collingwood, Ontario Coloured margarine is illegal in Quebec Dont leave a trail of nails, tacks, or glass behind you when you walk down the streets of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Clear sodas are not allowed to contain caffeine in Canada Plus more outdated, outmoded or just plain outlandish laws from throughout Canada
©2006 Lisa Wojna (P)2021 Blue Bike Books
The point of this audiobook is to empower you, as an international entrepreneur as you work with your advisors to create a plan that minimizes your tax burden and protect your wealth. Tax planning uses current laws to legally reduce taxes. Some international Entrepreneurs get nervous when they hear about offshore bank accounts, foreign companies and taking advantage of tax treaties. This audiobook equips you with the legal tools to improve your tax efficiency as an International entrepreneur. In a competitive landscape, its important to consider every possible edge. If you don't consider this source of competitive advantage, remember that your competitors will.
©2019 Derren Joseph (P)2020 Derren Joseph
New York Times best seller The epic true crime story of the most successful bootlegger in American history and the murder that shocked the nation, from the New York Times best-selling author of Sin in the Second City and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy "Gatsby-era noir at its best." (Erik Larson) An ID Book Club Selection Named one of the 10 Best History Books of the Year by Smithsonian In the early days of Prohibition, long before Al Capone became a household name, a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law and starts trafficking whiskey. Within two years he's a multi-millionaire. The press calls him "King of the Bootleggers", writing breathless stories about the Gatsby-esque events he and his glamorous second wife, Imogene, host at their Cincinnati mansion, with party favors ranging from diamond jewelry for the men to brand-new cars for the women. By the summer of 1921, Remus owns 35 percent of all the liquor in the United States. Pioneering prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt is determined to bring him down. Willebrandt's bosses at the Justice Department hired her right out of law school, assuming she'd pose no real threat to the cozy relationship they maintain with Remus. Eager to prove them wrong, she dispatches her best investigator, Franklin Dodge, to look into his empire. It's a decision with deadly consequences. With the fledgling FBI on the case, Remus is quickly imprisoned for violating the Volstead Act. Her husband behind bars, Imogene begins an affair with Dodge. Together, they plot to ruin Remus, sparking a bitter feud that soon reaches the highest levels of government - and that can only end in murder. Combining deep historical research with novelistic flair, The Ghosts of Eden Park is the unforgettable, stranger-than-fiction story of a rags-to-riches entrepreneur and a long-forgotten heroine, of the excesses and absurdities of the Jazz Age, and of the infinite human capacity to deceive. Praise for The Ghosts of Eden Park "An exhaustively researched, hugely entertaining work of popular history that...exhumes a colorful crew of once-celebrated characters and restores them to full-blooded life.... [Abbotts] métier is narrative nonfiction and - as this vibrant, enormously readable book makes clear - she is one of the masters of the art." (The Wall Street Journal) "Satisfyingly sensational and thoroughly researched." (The Columbus Dispatch) "Absorbing...a Prohibition-era page-turner." (Chicago Tribune)
©2019 Karen Abbott (P)2019 Random House Audio
The Fall 2020 issue of Dædalus on Witnessing Climate Change features 16 personal narratives about climate-related work by professionals from multiple fields, backgrounds, and generations who feel a responsibility to share what they know and take action.
©2020 American Academy of Arts and Sciences (P)2021 American Academy of Arts and Sciences
This article-interview covers the property dispute between the Episcopal Church and Christ Church, Savannah regarding the breakaway Christ Church leaving that Communion and joining the Anglican Church in North America. This writer had the privilege of talking with a number of key people. Included in this group of people with whom the writer spoke was the Reverend Jim Elliott, an attorney who is Chancellor of the Diocese of Georgia (Episcopal Church). Reverend Jim is the lead attorney in the case before the State of Georgia Supreme Court asking for the Episcopal Church Communion's property back. The breakaway Communion and the two Christ Church, Savannah claimants have a conflict of belief, so Christ Church, Savannah, who holds the property says.
©2011 Peter A. Menkin (P)2013 Peter A. Menkin
Since Bitcoin appeared in 2009, the digital currency has been hailed as an Internet marvel and decried as the preferred transaction vehicle for all manner of criminals. It has left nearly everyone without a computer-science degree confused: Just how do you "mine" money from ones and zeros? The answer lies in a technology called blockchain, which can be used for much more than Bitcoin. A general-purpose tool for creating secure, decentralized peer-to-peer applications, blockchain technology has been compared to the Internet itself in both form and impact. Some have said this tool may change society as we know it. Blockchains are being used to create autonomous computer programs known as "smart contracts", to expedite payments, to create financial instruments, to organize the exchange of data and information, and to facilitate interactions between humans and machines. The technology could affect governance itself by supporting new organizational structures that promote more democratic and participatory decision making. Primavera De Filippi and Aaron Wright acknowledge this potential and urge the law to catch up. That is because disintermediation - a blockchain's greatest asset - subverts critical regulation. By cutting out middlemen, such as large online operators and multinational corporations, blockchains run the risk of undermining the capacity of governmental authorities to supervise activities in banking, commerce, law, and other vital areas. De Filippi and Wright welcome the new possibilities inherent in blockchains. But as Blockchain and the Law makes clear, the technology cannot be harnessed productively without new rules and new approaches to legal thinking. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2018 The President and Fellows of Harvard College (P)2018 Tantor
There's never been a better time for buying rental properties - interest rates are low, and credit is more freely available to those who want to buy and invest. But where does one begin? With more than 20-plus years of experience in real estate and as the founder of The Landlord Property Management Academy, Bryan M. Chavis knows all phases and aspects of working with rental properties. In Buy It, Rent It, Profit! he explains why rental properties are such a wise investment in today's real estate world and outlines the steps and systems you need to implement to become a successful landlord and property manager. This updated edition of the modern classic includes advice on being a profitable and professional landlord, protecting your investment, learning what types of property you should be purchasing, and adapting to the ever-changing world of technology in real estate. Chavis also provides systems on how to attract quality tenants, negotiate lease agreements, collect rent, finance a mortgage, and manage the property overall - everything you need to become a smart, profitable, and professional property manager. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2017 Bryan Chavis (P)2017 Tantor
Originally published in 1896, General Henry M. Robert's classic guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings has sold millions of copies in numerous editions as the gold standard of meeting procedure for parliamentarians and novice club presidents and members alike. The best audio book from which to learn all about running and taking an effective part in meetings, General Robert's gift of order is as indispensable now as it was a century ago.
Public Domain (P)2014 eChristian
Manage your risk in a more efficient way What if you could insure the risks of your business, reduce your out-of-pocket expenses, and create another source of revenue? Sounds too good to be true, right? With The Business Owners Definitive Guide to Captive Insurance Companies, Mr. Strauss shows that, by utilizing a captive insurance company, this is not only possible but also a lot easier than you'd imagine. As one of Americas top corporate, tax, and risk management attorneys, Mr. Strauss provides listeners with true insight on the key sophisticated planning techniques used by small business owners who implement captive insurance companies. Youll learn the fundamentals and history of captive insurance and how this technique can provide numerous benefits to your business. This book will provide you with the insight on how to: Reduce out-of-pocket expenses Increase cash flow Insure more of the risks of your business Protect personal and business assets from lawsuits And select the appropriate manager for your captive insurance company Creating a captive insurance company may sound daunting, but with Mr. Strauss's guidance you can navigate the legal maze and utilize this valuable strategy with ease. Dont miss out on crucial out-of-pocket savings and create more liquidity in a more tax-efficient manner. Take steps today and reap the benefits of captive insurance!
©2017 Peter J. Strauss (P)2017 Peter J. Strauss
Cognitive behavioral therapy can change your life. CBT is the most researched type of therapy and scientists have found that it can be very effective in helping people with all kinds of mental health concerns. Whether you deal with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, PTSD - all of these things and more can be helped by CBT.
The secret is that our thoughts and judgments are what determines our perceptions of the world. The way we act and feel is a combination of the situations that happen to us and our judgments about those situations. By changing your thoughts, you can change how you feel.
The power to change your life is within your own mind. This book will teach you how to observe your thoughts and change them. It will give you the tools you need to make real, meaningful change, right away.
In addition to cognitive interventions, this book also talks about ways you can learn to problem solve and deal with specific issues in your life. Sometimes things seem unsurmountable, but when we look closer at them, we can learn ways to deal with what troubles us.
Regardless of what you struggle with, a better life is possible. All you need to do is take the first step toward helping yourself: buying this book. With this book, you can start a journey toward self-acceptance and self-love that can make you feel better each and every day.
Learn the background of cognitive behavioral therapy and what makes it unique and special.
Develop an understanding of the way your mind works. Learn the way that thoughts help determine your emotions and behaviors.
Explore the four factor model of behavior, which is a tool that will help you change your life.
Track the automatic thoughts that cause you pain and lead to behaviors that you regret.
Learn to change your thoughts and make them more accurate and beneficial to the things you want to do in life.
Track cognitive distortions and learn to stop them in your own life.
Regulate your emotions and tolerate distress, even in the worst situations.
Learn to get stuff done even if you dont feel like it.
Develop organizational skills and the ability to plan your life.
Solve problems and develop skills of resilience
Learn mindfulness and how to be in the present
Improve your relationships with other people.
Conquer your fears through exposure therapy and more!
©2019 Tony Bennis (P)2019 Tony Bennis
What if your life suddenly lost all meaning? How would you respond to hitting rock bottom? Could you rebuild your identity? "A powerfully vulnerable, entertaining and uplifting book about one man's journey from marriage breakdown to an awakening of consciousness." (Teresa de Grosbois, international best-selling author of Mass Influence) Michael Tranmer had to discover answers to these questions and more after the heartbreaking end of his marriage. In an instant, his vision of building life and a family with his wife was replaced with a painfully blank slate. For the first time in his life, Michael faced the sadness of being lost and alone. The weight of the grief triggered an awakening of consciousness deep within his soul. As an engineer, Michael was presented with this ultimate problem to solve: Who am I now? To find his answer, Michael turned inward. He began a courageous journey within to reengineer his life. As he ventured deeper, he learned hard truths about himself. At the same time, Michael began to experience moments of true bliss as he learned to live fully in the present moment. Through his personal growth, Michael discovered mindfulness and spirituality, where he learned how to overcome persistent waves of sorrow. With the help of a colourful cast of characters, Michael learned practical steps to move forward and intentionally create the new life of his dreams. In this raw and powerful memoir, Michael Tranmer fearlessly shares his transformational story from emotionally caged and heartbroken, to self-aware and fully expressed. His journey of self-discovery shows how he transcended his pain to find his greater purpose. On his inspiring journey, Michael discovers the one thing that will ultimately awaken himself, and others, to lasting happiness.
©2020 Michael C. W. Tranmer (P)2021 Michael C. W. Tranmer
In 2013, when the state of Oklahoma erected a statue of the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the state capitol, a group calling themselves The Satanic Temple applied to erect a statue of Baphomet alongside the Judeo-Christian tablets. Since that time, The Satanic Temple has become a regular voice in national conversations about religious freedom, disestablishment, and government overreach. In addition to petitioning for Baphomet to appear alongside another monument of the Ten Commandments in Arkansas, the group has launched campaigns to include Satanic "nativity scenes" on government property in Florida, Michigan, and Indiana, offer Satanic prayers at a high school football game in Seattle, and create "After School Satan" programs in elementary schools that host Christian extracurricular programs. Since their 2012 founding, The Satanic Temple has established nineteen chapters and now claims 100,000 supporters. Is this just a political group perpetuating a series of stunts? Or is it a sincere religious movement? Speak of the Devil is the first book-length study of The Satanic Temple. Joseph Laycock, a scholar of new religious movements, contends that the emergence of "political Satanism" marks a significant moment in American religious history that will have a lasting impact on how Americans frame debates about religious freedom.
©2020 Oxford University Press (P)2020 Tantor
The capture of SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann by Israeli agents in Argentina in May of 1960 and his subsequent trial in Jerusalem by an Israeli court electrified the world. The public debate it sparked on where, how, and by whom Nazi war criminals should be brought to justice, and the international media coverage of the trial itself, was a watershed moment in how the civilized world in general and Holocaust survivors in particular found the means to deal with the legacy of genocide on a scale that had never been seen before. Award-winning historian Deborah E. Lipstadt gives us an overview of the trial and analyzes the dramatic effect that the survivors courtroom testimonywhich was itself not without controversyhad on a world that had until then regularly commemorated the Holocaust but never fully understood what the millions who died and the hundreds of thousands who managed to survive had actually experienced. As the world continues to confront the ongoing reality of genocide and ponder the fate of those who survive it, this trial of the century, which has become a touchstone for judicial proceedings throughout the world, offers a legal, moral, and political framework for coming to terms with unfathomable evil. Lipstadt infuses a gripping narrative with historical perspective and contemporary urgency.
©2011 Deborah E. Lipstadt (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
Can community-building begin in a classroom? The authors of this audiobook believe that by applying restorative justice at school, we can build a healthier and more just society. Can an overworked teacher possibly turn an unruly incident with students into an "opportunity for learning, growth, and community-building"? If restorative justice has been able to salvage lives within the world of criminal behavior, why shouldn't its principles be applied in school classrooms and cafeterias? And if our children learn restorative practices early and daily, won't we be building a healthier, more just society? Two educators answer yes, yes, and yes in this new addition to The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding series. Amstutz and Mullet offer applications and models. "Discipline that restores is a process to make things as right as possible." This Little Book shows how to get there. The Little Book of Restorative Discipline is skillfully read by Karen Chilton, narrator of the audio edition of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow. This audiobook includes a bonus conversation with series editor Howard Zehr and Sheryl Wilson, President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2005, 2015 Good Books (P)2019 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC
A sweeping reexamination of the Founding Father who transformed the United States in each of his political "lives" - as a revolutionary thinker, as a partisan political strategist, and as a president Over the course of his life, James Madison changed the United States three times: First, he designed the Constitution, led the struggle for its adoption and ratification, then drafted the Bill of Rights. As an older, cannier politician, he cofounded the original Republican party, setting the course of American political partisanship. Finally, having pioneered a foreign policy based on economic sanctions, he took the United States into a high-risk conflict, becoming the first wartime president and, despite the odds, winning. In The Three Lives of James Madison, Noah Feldman offers an intriguing portrait of this elusive genius and the constitutional republic he created - and how both evolved to meet unforeseen challenges. Madison hoped to eradicate partisanship yet found himself giving voice to and institutionalizing the political divide. Madison's lifelong loyalty to Thomas Jefferson led to an irrevocable break with George Washington, hero of the American Revolution. Madison closely collaborated with Alexander Hamilton on the Federalist papers - yet their different visions for the United States left them enemies. Alliances defined Madison, too. The vivacious Dolley Madison used her social and political talents to win her husband new supporters in Washington - and define the diplomatic customs of the capital's society. Madison's relationship with James Monroe, a mixture of friendship and rivalry, shaped his presidency and the outcome of the War of 1812. We may be more familiar with other Founding Fathers, but the United States today is in many ways Madisonian in nature. Madison predicted that foreign threats would justify the curtailment of civil liberties. He feared economic inequality and the power of financial markets over politics, believing that government by the people demanded resistance to wealth. Madison was the first Founding Father to recognize the importance of public opinion and the first to understand that the media could function as a safeguard to liberty. The Three Lives of James Madison is an illuminating biography of the man whose creativity and tenacity gave us America's distinctive form of government. His collaborations, struggles, and contradictions define the United States to this day.
©2017 Noah Feldman (P)2017 Random House Audio
In this poetic audiobook, hear the words of legendary outdoorsman John Muir's entreaty to the American people imploring them to develop, as he did, a connection to their national parks. An ardent outdoorsman, a gifted writer, a dedicated preservationist, and a spiritual beacon, John Muir worked in his life and in his writing to inspire everyone to find a love for the wilderness and to become invested in its preservation.
Muirs activism altered the American landscape in helping to preserve wilderness areas including Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park, and many others, several of which now bear his name. Experience the national parks from Muirs deep and insightful perspective in this timeless collection of articles originally published in The Atlantic Monthly. Our National Parks is wonderfully read by Peter Coates.
©2019 Introduction Echo Point Books & Media, LLC (P)2019 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC
The legendary FBI criminal profiler and international best-selling author of Mindhunter and The Killer Across the Table returns with this timely, relevant book that goes to the heart of extremism and domestic terrorism, examining in-depth his chilling pursuit of, and eventual prison confrontation with Joseph Paul Franklin, a White Nationalist serial killer and one of the most disturbing psychopaths he has ever encountered. Worshippers stream out of an Midwestern synagogue after sabbath services, unaware that only a hundred yards away, an expert marksman and avowed racist, antisemite and member of the Ku Klux Klan, patiently awaits, his hunting rifle at the ready. The October 8, 1977 shooting was a forerunner to the tragedies and divisiveness that plague us today. John Douglas, the FBIs pioneering, first full-time criminal profiler, hunted the shooter - a white supremacist named Joseph Paul Franklin, whose Nazi-inspired beliefs propelled a three-year reign of terror across the United States, targeting African Americans, Jews, and interracial couples. In addition, Franklin bombed the home of Jewish leader Morris Amitay, shot and paralyzed Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, and seriously wounded civil rights leader Vernon Jordan. The fugitive supported his murderous spree robbing banks in five states, from Georgia to Ohio. Douglas and his writing partner Mark Olshaker return to this disturbing case that reached the highest levels of the Bureau, which was fearful Franklin would become a presidential assassin - and haunted him for years to come as the threat of copycat domestic terrorist killers increasingly became a reality. Detailing the dogged pursuit of Franklin that employed profiling, psychology and meticulous detective work, Douglas and Olshaker relate how the case was a make-or-break test for the still-experimental behavioral science unit and revealed a new type of, determined, mission-driven serial killer whose only motivation was hate. A riveting, cautionary tale rooted in history that continues to echo today, The Killer's Shadow is a terrifying and essential exploration of the criminal personality in the vile grip of extremism and what happens when rage-filled speech evolves into deadly action and hatred of the other" is allowed full reign.
©2020 John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker (P)2020 HarperAudio
I have no desire whatever to reform myself. My only desire is to reform people who try to reform me. And I believe that the only way to reform people is to kill 'em. My motto is, Rob em all, Rape em all and Kill em all. (Carl Panzram) In 1902, at the age of 11, Carl Panzram broke into a neighbours home and stole some apples, a pie, and a revolver. As a frequent troublemaker, the court decided to make an example of him and placed him into the care of the Minnesota State Reform School. During his two-year detention, Carl was repeatedly beaten, humiliated, and raped by the school staff. At 15-years old, Carl enlisted in the army by lying about his age but his career was short-lived. He was dishonorably discharged for stealing army supplies and was sent to the military prison, Fort Leavenworth, to serve the maximum sentence for his crimes. When Carl left Fort Leavenworth in 1910, the experience had sculpted him into the man that he would remain for the rest of his life. His hatred for mankind was firmly ingrained and he set out to do unto others before they could do unto him. His lifelong campaign of terror could finally begin and nothing could stand in his way. Kill 'Em All is a chilling and gripping account of one of the most brutal and gruesome true crime stories in American history. Ryan Greens riveting narrative draws the listener into the real-live horror experienced by the victims and has all the elements of a classic thriller. Caution: This audiobook contains descriptive accounts of abuse and violence. If you are especially sensitive to this material, it might be advisable not to listen any further
©2019 Ryan Green (P)2019 Ryan Green
The Nuremberg Trials were the most important criminal proceedings ever held. They established the principle that individuals will always be held responsible for their actions under international law, and brought closure to World War II, allowing the reconstruction of Europe to begin.
©2012 Arcturus Publishing Limited (P)2015 Arcturus Digital Limited
Low Carb High Fat 101 Do you want to learn about the Low Carb High Fat Diet (LCHF) from a healthcare professional? Ready to get fat adapted and start burning through your fat reserves? Tired of people telling you that high fat diets are dangerous? My Fat Adapted Cheat Sheet that I give to my one-on-one patients and clients! It is yours for FREE with this book! Going low carb and boosting your fat intake is one of the latest new diet trends sweeping the world. It's been around since the 1950s but has been kept secret by the powers that be until now. Now more than ever people are talking about becoming fat adapted athletes and getting into ketosis. How does that work? Are you ready to lose weight, feel great, reverse the effects of aging, and have a better quality of life? Then this book is for you! I'm a holistic trained physician who has been focused on intermittent fasting, Ketogenic Diets, LCHF, weight training, and endurance sports for the past 20 years. I discovered how combining intermittent fasting with a Ketogenic Diet has lead me down a path to fat adaptation, massive weight loss, and incredible energy and health. Give a man a fish you can feed him for a day, teach a man to fish he can eat for a lifetime. That's my philosophy and the reason why this book doesn't need to be 300 pages on a simplistic topic. Here's a preview of what's included in this book: What is the LCHF Diet The Science Behind LCHF Science Behind Intermittent Fasting (IF) How to understand the new Ketogenic Food Pyramid What to eat and what to avoid while in ketosis on the LCHF diet Ketogenic and Fat Adapted Training Heart Rate Training and Interval Training for Fat and Keto Adaptation Grocery List of Ketogenic Foods and where to get them My favorite Ketogenic Recipes including Fat Bombs A LCHF 7 day meal plan to get you started Grab your copy of my audiobook Low Carb High Fat 101 today!
©2016 Dr. Dan Foss (P)2018 Dr. Dan Foss
Filled with explosive new information, this is the definitive inside story of the case that captivated the nation and the verdict that no one saw coming.... It was the trial that stunned America, the verdict that shocked us all. On July 5, 2011, nearly three years after her initial arrest, Casey Anthony walked away, virtually scot-free, from one of the most sensational murder trials of all time. She'd been accused of killing her daughter, Caylee, but the trial only left behind more questions: Was she actually innocent? What really happened to Caylee? Was this what justice really looked like? In Imperfect Justice, prosecutor Jeff Ashton, one of the principal players in the case's drama, sheds light on those questions and much more, telling the behind-the-scenes story of the investigation, the trial, and the now-infamous verdict. Providing an inside account of the case, Ashton, a career prosecutor for the state of Florida, goes where the press and pundits have only speculated, detailing what really happened during the investigation, showing how the prosecution built their case, and explaining how a woman so shrouded in suspicion was proclaimed innocent. Moving beyond the simple explanations, Ashton offers an in-depth look at the complex figure of Casey Anthony, a woman whose lies he spent three years trying to understand. And yet this focus on Casey came with its own risks; here he details how this widespread fixation on Casey - both in the media and in the trial - may have undermined the case itself. As everyone got caught up in the quest to understand the supposed villain, somehow the victim, Caylee, was all but forgotten - not just to the public, but more important, to the jury. Complete with never-before-revealed information about the case and the accused, Ashton examines what the prosecution got right, what they got wrong, and why he remains completely convinced of Casey Anthony's guilt.
©2011 Jeff Ashton (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
This book is dedicated to growing your personal wealth and gaining financial independence through the investment in carefully selected real estate. The ultimate secret? Get into action! Just do it! In this book, well-known real estate expert and best-selling author Ozzie Jurock brings together 47 real estate professionals and some newbies who "can" and continue to "do". It draws on their experience and expertise in order to bring to you an insider's view on essential real estate subjects, ranging from making the right purchase for first-time buyers to what are the keys to being a successful investor. When I sell, where do I get the best bang for the buck? Why and how to structure a professional joint venture? What are the essential tax considerations for real estate investors? How can I get a good deal through foreclosures and auctions? What do the pros know about real estate investing that I do not? Whether you are a buyer or a seller, a novice or a professional, this book offers you great insight and value that could end up saving or making you tens of thousands of dollars. Take action! Just do it! Meet Real Estate Action Takers who share their personal journey into real estate action Overcoming your investment fear of failure Don't oversell without testing the market Pre-sale musts Make money from your RRSP US tax liens and auctions Ski resorts, watch restrictive covenants Dealing with a municipality The power of due diligence Create partnerships for life Understand the multiplier effect Get rich fast or get rich slow: Just get rich! And so much more!
©2016 Jurock Publishing Ltd. (P)2016 Jurock Publishing Ltd.
One of the most misunderstood concepts to do with computers and technology is hacking. For the most part, people refer to it as being highly illegal and unethical, when in reality this is not the case. Yes, there are bad and evil hackers out there, but in order to prevent these hackers from becoming a real threat, you may want to learn how to better defend yourself in the processes a hacker may use to better protect yourself and your friends. This book will provide many methods and techniques, such as penetration testing, Wi-Fi hacking, and DoS attacks in order to provide a better understanding of how to hack and, ultimately, how to prevent your computer from being an easy target. Get your copy to start listening today!
©2017 Seth McKinnon (P)2018 Cascade Publishing
Drawing upon the author's two decades teaching medical ethics, as well as his work as a practicing psychiatrist, this profound and addictive little book offers up challenging ethical dilemmas and asks listeners, What would you do? A daughter gets tested to see if she's a match to donate a kidney to her father. The test reveals that she is not the man's biological daughter. Should the doctor tell the father? Or the daughter? A deaf couple prefers a deaf baby. Should they be allowed to use medical technology to ensure they have a child who can't hear? Who should get custody of an embryo created through IVF when a couple divorces? Or, when you or a loved one is on life support, Who says you're dead? In short, engaging scenarios, Dr. Appel takes on hot-button issues that many of us will confront: genetic screening, sexuality, privacy, doctor-patient confidentiality. He unpacks each hypothetical with a brief reflection drawing from science, philosophy, and history, explaining how others have approached these controversies in real-world cases. Who Says You're Dead? is designed to defy easy answers and to stimulate thought and even debate among professionals and armchair ethicists alike.
©2019 Jacob M. Appel (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Our ancestors gathered around a fire in a circle, families gather around their kitchen tables in circles, and now we are gathering in circles as communities to solve problems. This peacemaking practice draws on the ancient Native American tradition of a talking piece and combines that with concepts of democracy and inclusivity. Peacemaking circles are used in neighborhoods to provide support for those harmed by crime and to decide sentences for those who commit crime, in schools to create positive classroom climates and resolve behavior problems, in the workplace to deal with conflict, and in social services to develop more organic support systems for people struggling to get their lives together. The circle process hinges on storytelling. It is an effort bringing astonishing results around the country. A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series, The Little Book of Circle Processes is wonderfully narrated by Karen Chilton. This audiobook includes a bonus conversation with author Kay Pranis and series editor Howard Zehr. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2005 Good Books (P)2019 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC
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©2019 Andrew Anderson (P)2019 Andrew Anderson
Nothing in life works without facts. A society that isn't sure what's true can't function. Without facts there can be no government or law. Science is ignored. Trust evaporates. People everywhere feel ever more alienated from - and mistrustful of - news and those who make it. We no longer seem to know who or what to believe. We are living through a crisis of 'information chaos'. News: And How to Use It is a glossary for this bewildering age. From AI to bots, from climate crisis to fake news, from clickbait to trolls (and more), here is the definitive user's guide for how to stay informed, tell truth from fiction and hold those in power accountable in the modern age.
©2020 Alan Rusbridger (P)2020 Canongate Books Ltd
Save money, save time, protect your investment, and improve your marketing. Reference essential metadata details for ISBNs, barcodes, LCCNs, copyright. Avoid legal headaches, missed deadlines, and expensive fees. Learn how to look professional, not amateur-published. Protect your books hard-earned reader reviews. Ensure your freedom to use any book printer. Include your book in the directories used by major publishers. Keep your options open to use any book distributor. Prevent your advance reading copies from being re-sold online. Straightforward and easy to digest, this is one how-to that every new author or publisher should have in their arsenal!" - Brooke Warner, Publisher of She Writes Press and author of Green-Light Your Book: How Writers Can Succeed in the New Era of Publishing ...proceed with confidence in spending your time and dollars to get it done right, the first time. - Carla King, Self-Pub Boot Camp An essential guide to publishing identifiers, their benefits and uses, and (most importantly) what NOT to do. - Laura Dawson, Numerical Gurus
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- Kim Anderson, Founder and CEO, The Reading Room
©2016 David Wogahn (P)2017 David Wogahn
From 1953 to 1969, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren brought about many of the proudest achievements of American constitutional law. The Warren Court declared racial segregation and laws forbidding interracial marriage to be unconstitutional; it expanded the right of citizens to criticize public officials; it held school prayer unconstitutional; and it ruled that people accused of a crime must be given a lawyer even if they can't afford one. Yet, despite those and other achievements, conservative critics have fiercely accused the justices of the Warren Court of abusing their authority by supposedly imposing their own opinions on the nation. As the eminent legal scholars Geoffrey R. Stone and David A. Strauss demonstrate in Democracy and Equality, the Warren Court's approach to the Constitution was consistent with the most basic values of our Constitution and with the most fundamental responsibilities of our judiciary. Stone and Strauss describe the Warren Court's extraordinary achievements by reviewing its jurisprudence across a range of issues. In each chapter, they tell the story of a critical decision, exploring the historical and legal context of each case, the Court's reasoning, and how the justices of the Warren Court fulfilled the Court's most important responsibilities.
©2019 Oxford University Press (P)2020 Kalorama
In The Second Founding: An Introduction to the Fourteenth Amendment, Ilan Wurman provides an illuminating introduction to the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment's famous provisions "due process of law", "equal protection of the laws", and the "privileges or immunities" of citizenship. He begins by exploring the antebellum legal meanings of these concepts, starting from Magna Carta, the Statutes of Edward III, and the Petition of Right to William Blackstone and antebellum state court cases. The book then traces how these concepts solved historical problems confronting framers of the Fourteenth Amendment, including the comity rights of free blacks, private violence and the denial of the protection of the laws, and the notorious abridgment of freedmen's rights in the Black Codes. Wurman makes a compelling case that, if the modern originalist Supreme Court interpreted the Amendment in "the language of the law", it would lead to surprising and desirable results today.
©2020 Ilan Wurman (P)2020 Ilan Wurman
From renowned trial attorney and New York Times best-selling author Gerry Spence: a must own book for every lawyer and business professional seeking to make cutting-edge winning presentations - in court, at work, everywhere, any time. Gerry Spence is perhaps America's most renowned and successful trial lawyer, a man known for his deep convictions and his powerful courtroom presentations when he argues on behalf of ordinary people. Frequently pitted against teams of lawyers thrown against him by major corporate or government interests, he has never lost a criminal case and has not lost a civil jury trial since 1969. In Win Your Case, Spence shares a lifetime of experience teaching you how to win in any arena - the courtroom, the boardroom, the sales call, the salary review, the town council meeting - every venue where a case is to be made against adversaries who oppose the justice you seek. Relying on the successful courtroom methods he has developed over more than half a century, Spence shows both lawyers and laypersons how you can win your cases as he takes you step by step through the elements of a trial - from jury selection, the opening statement, the presentation of witnesses, their cross-examinations, and finally to the closing argument itself. Spence teaches you how to prepare yourselves for these wars. Then he leads you through the new, cutting-edge methods he uses in discovering the story in which you form the evidence into a compelling narrative, discover the point of view of the decision maker, anticipate and answer the counterarguments, and finally conclude the case with a winning final argument. To make a winning presentation, you are taught to prepare the power-person (the jury, the judge, the boss, the customer, the board) to hear your case. You are shown that your emotions, and theirs, are the source of your winning. You learn the power of your own fear, of honesty and caring and, yes, of love. You are instructed on how to role-play through the use of the psychodramatic technique, to both discover and tell the story of the case, and, at last, to pull it all together into the winning final argument. Whether you are presenting your case to a judge, a jury, a boss, a committee, or a customer, Win Your Case is an indispensable guide to success in every walk of life, in and out of the courtroom.
©2005 Gerry Spence (P)2005 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
From New Yorker staff writer and best-selling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history. On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army. The already sensational story took the first of many incredible twists on April 3, when the group released a tape of Patty saying she had joined the SLA and had adopted the nom de guerre Tania. The weird turns of the tale are truly astonishing the Hearst family trying to secure Pattys release by feeding all the people of Oakland and San Francisco for free; the bank security cameras capturing Tania wielding a machine gun during a robbery; a cast of characters including everyone from Bill Walton to the Black Panthers to Ronald Reagan to F. Lee Bailey; the largest police shoot-out in American history; the first breaking news event to be broadcast live on television stations across the country; Pattys year on the lam, running from authorities; and her circuslike trial, filled with theatrical courtroom confrontations and a dramatic last-minute reversal, after which the term Stockholm syndrome entered the lexicon. The saga of Patty Hearst highlighted a decade in which America seemed to be suffering a collective nervous breakdown. Based on more than a hundred interviews and thousands of previously secret documents, American Heiress thrillingly recounts the craziness of the times (there were an average of 1,500 terrorist bombings a year in the early 1970s). Toobin portrays the lunacy of the half-baked radicals of the SLA and the toxic mix of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst and re-creates her melodramatic trial. American Heiress examines the life of a young woman who suffered an unimaginable trauma and then made the stunning decision to join her captors crusade. Or did she?
©2016 Jeffrey Toobin (P)2016 Random House Audio
We like to believe that the founding principle of the United States is liberty. Give me liberty, or give me death! Patrick Henry famously said in 1775 to encourage the Virginia colonists to fight for their freedom. It was liberty for which he was willing to sacrifice his life. So, you would think that when the United States of America was formed, our citizenry could finally enjoy a plethora of hard-won liberties. But that was not the case. While the new Americans no longer suffered from taxation without representation, many of the liberties we enjoy today were not part of their lives. In Liberty on Trial in America: Cases that Defined Freedom, you will learn how liberty increased in our country when individuals sued for those freedoms, when cases were brought specifically to test the limits of the Constitution with its Amendments, and even when a jury in a local case returned an unexpected verdict that helped change the thinking of the times. In 24 fascinating lectures, Professor Douglas O. Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law takes you behinds the scenes of the trials that brought many of the liberties we enjoy today. Youll learn what happened when Anne Hutchinson dared to speak her religious ideas in the Massachusetts Bay Colony of the 1600s, when Susan B. Anthony decided to vote in a national election, when activists promoted radical ideas in the 1880s in Chicago, when Jehovahs Witnesses decided their children should not be forced to salute the American flag in school, and more. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 The Great Courses (P)2020 The Teaching Company, LLC
As a lawyer, you deserve to be happy and successful. This book will show you how. Discover the easy, simple ways to create a thriving practice and the necessary positive mental attitude to make it happen. You should be the boss in law and in your life. This book covers both. You will learn how to sharpen your business skills and enlighten your path to happiness. The two authors combine their expertise to unlock the secrets of running an efficient law firm and establishing the right mindset for success. Jeff Kimmel, the managing partner of a prominent New York law firm, guides you through the steps needed to best structure your firm, manage your money, and operate your business. Connie Henriquez, on-air personality, life coach of hardcore optimism, and founder of the lifestyle brand Start Loving Life®, offers a fresh perspective on overcoming the stress and anxiety that lawyers face daily. With the right business tools and the power of a positive mindset, you can accomplish anything. With this book, you get both!
©2020 Start Loving Life, Inc. (P)2021 Start Loving Life, Inc.
Decades after Scott Turow entered law school comes an all new unabridged production of this classic with a special introduction by and interview with the author One L, Scott Turow's journal of his first year at law school and a best seller when it was first published in 1977, has gone on to become a virtual bible for prospective law students. Not only does it introduce with remarkable clarity the ideas and issues that are the stuff of legal education; it also brings alive the anxiety and competitiveness - with others and, even more, with oneself - that set the tone in this crucible of character building. Each September, a new crop of students enter Harvard Law School to begin an intense, often grueling, sometimes harrowing year of introduction to the law. Will the One L's survive? Will they excel? Will they make the Law Review, the outward and visible sign of success in this ultra-competitive microcosm. With remarkable insight into both his fellow students and himself, Turow leads us through the ups and downs, the small triumphs and tragedies of the year, in an absorbing and thought-provoking narrative that teaches the listener not only about law school and the law but also about the human beings who make them what they are.
©1977, 1988 Scott Turow (P)2005 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
A tiny, ebullient Jew who started as America's leading liberal and ended as its most famous judicial conservative. A Klansman who became an absolutist advocate of free speech and civil rights. A backcountry lawyer who started off trying cases about cows and went on to conduct the most important international trial ever. A self-invented, tall-tale Westerner who narrowly missed the presidency but expanded individual freedom beyond what anyone before had dreamed. Four more different men could hardly be imagined. Yet they had certain things in common. Each was a self-made man who came from humble beginnings on the edge of poverty. Each had driving ambition and a will to succeed. Each was, in his own way, a genius. They began as close allies and friends of FDR, but the quest to shape a new Constitution led them to competition and sometimes outright warfare. Scorpions tells the story of these four great justices: their relationship with Roosevelt, with each other, and with the turbulent world of the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War. It also serves as a history of the modern Constitution itself.
©2010 Noah Feldman (P)2010 Hachette Audio
The FBI's chief hostage negotiator recounts harrowing standoffs, including the Waco siege with David Koresh and the Branch Davidians, in a memoir that inspired the miniseries Waco, now on Netflix. In Stalling for Time, the FBI's chief hostage negotiator takes listeners on a harrowing tour through many of the most famous hostage crises in the history of the modern FBI, including the siege at Waco, the Montana Freemen standoff, and the D.C. sniper attacks. Having helped develop the FBI's nonviolent communication techniques for achieving peaceful outcomes in tense situations, Gary Noesner offers a candid, fascinating look back at his years as an innovator in the ranks of the Bureau and a pioneer on the front lines. Whether vividly recounting showdowns with the radical Republic of Texas militia or clashes with colleagues and superiors that expose the internal politics of America's premier law enforcement agency, Stalling for Time crackles with insight and breathtaking suspense. Case by case, minute by minute, it's a behind-the-scenes view of a visionary crime fighter in action.
©2010 Gary Noesner (P)2018 Random House Audio
The best-selling young adult novelist recounts her daughter's mysterious shooting death and her own investigation into the crime, describing her use of a psychic to contact her dead child and expose the truth.
©1992 Lois Duncan (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Have you ever been in a situation where you were right, but still lost an argument? Have you ever been rendered speechless due to the arguments forwarded by another person? Have you ever felt frustrated and helpless that even though you had strong points supporting your case, but you still landed up losing the same? Do you find yourself chocked before your boss, spouse, or friends where you didnt know how to respond to a particular question or discussion? Learn to Win Arguments and Succeed is your answer and solution to understanding how different people argue under different situations and always win. Author Vishal Gupta walks the listener through 20 practical and powerful argument techniques that can be employed to win any argument, always, under all situations. This book will help the listener to understand the different types/styles/structures of arguments which people use to win arguments. Real-life examples and situations are used to make listening to this book more exciting and meaningful.
©2020 Vishal Gupta (P)2021 Vishal Gupta
Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. Did the American regime of racial oppression in any way inspire the Nazis? The unsettling answer is yes. In Hitler's American Model, James Whitman presents a detailed investigation of the American impact on the notorious Nuremberg Laws, the centerpiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi regime. Contrary to those who have insisted that there was no meaningful connection between American and German racial repression, Whitman demonstrates that the Nazis took a real, sustained, significant, and revealing interest in American race policies. As Whitman shows, the Nuremberg Laws were crafted in an atmosphere of considerable attention to the precedents American race laws had to offer. German praise for American practices, already found in Hitler's Mein Kampf, was continuous throughout the early 1930s, and the most radical Nazi lawyers were eager advocates of the use of American models. But while Jim Crow segregation was one aspect of American law that appealed to Nazi radicals, it was not the most consequential one. Rather, both American citizenship and antimiscegenation laws proved directly relevant to the two principal Nuremberg Laws - the Citizenship Law and the Blood Law. Whitman looks at the ultimate, ugly irony that when Nazis rejected American practices, it was sometimes not because they found them too enlightened but too harsh. Indelibly linking American race laws to the shaping of Nazi policies in Germany, Hitler's American Model upends understandings of America's influence on racist practices in the wider world.
©2017 Princeton University Press (P)2018 Tantor
"No witnesses, no problems." Thompsons mantra was supposed to be reassuring to the smaller man, but Percy felt the shadow of his own death coming. There was one witness. Him. And he cowered, wondering when his neck would be broken, when his body would be ripped apart with bullets. Maybe the youngest son of a violent criminal named Hoggy Thompson was born a beast. Maybe rage was beaten into him. One thing was certain, by the time he reached manhood, Jerry Thompson was a savage killer. He had no conscience about rape, child molestation, or thrashing a dozen men in a prison fight. Once he got his hands on a gun, any target would do. He didn't leave witnesses. When he terrorized an entire courtroom and offered to rip deputy prosecutor Larry Sells apart, people wondered if there would ever be a way to stop his viciousness. Now from the authors of best-selling true crime, Race to Justice, comes an even more frightening story of a monster and what it took to defeat him once and for all.
©2020 Larry Sells (P)2020 WildBlue Press
Americans wage many of todays fiercest policy debates and culture wars as battles over constitutional meaning. Its because constitutional law is so fundamental to our democracy that law schools across the country teach the subject. It's the area of law that determines what federal and state governments are permitted to do, and what rights you have as an individual citizen of the United States. In these 12 lectures, you'll get the same accessible, well-rounded introduction to constitutional law as a typical law student - but with the added benefit of noted constitutional scholar Eric Berger's brilliant insights. Taking you through all three branches of the federal government, Professor Berger uses some of the most important legal cases in the United States to probe the open-ended nature of the Constitutions language and illustrate how legal reasoning has defined the power relationships that the Constitution governs. Youll examine pivotal Supreme Court cases to learn how interpreting the Constitution has radically affected American society. Youll consider the Supreme Courts role in deciding - and sometimes avoiding - questions of constitutionality. And youll investigate how changes in public opinion can influence how the Supreme Court interprets the Constitution. While the open-ended nature of the Constitutions language makes constitutional law often uncertain, these lectures offer you a better understanding of its many nuances, as well as its profound importance for the future of the United States. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 The Great Courses (P)2019 The Teaching Company, LLC
Interest in meditation and mindfulness has skyrocketed in recent years, thanks largely to neuroimaging and the body of scientific research that has validated the many benefits of these practices. Sadly, the legal community has for the most part been left out, even though lawyers would clearly benefit from mindfulness. Many lawyers feel hesitant to try meditation, which can seem alien and inaccessible from the vantage point of a professional culture that places great value on logic and reason. Jeena Cho and Karen Gifford set out to help address this gap in The Anxious Lawyer. Both Cho and Gifford began meditating as practicing attorneys, and have firsthand knowledge of the difficulties and rewards of legal practice. They experienced how meditation and mindfulness practices support a more effective and enjoyable legal practice. Both also found unexpected rewards of meditation that go deeper: better self-understanding, more rewarding relationships and a deeper feeling of connection with the world. The Anxious Lawyer provides a straightforward, eight-week introductory program on meditation and mindfulness, created by lawyers for lawyers. The program draws on examples from Cho and Gifford's professional and personal lives to create an accessible and enjoyable entry into practices that can reduce anxiety, improve focus and clarity, and enrich the quality of life. The program includes: Instruction on a number of simple meditation techniques Concrete guidance for establishing a daily meditation and mindfulness practice Exercises designed to give the listener practical experience in bringing the insights of meditation and mindfulness to meeting the challenges of daily life - and particularly of legal practice Practical examples of how mindfulness and meditation can help to cultivate a more joyful and satisfying law practice Discussion of scientific research on the effects of meditation and what the evidence shows about its benefits Practical tools, including access to guided meditations and worksheets that allow the listener to track his or her progress
©2016 Jeena Cho (P)2016 Jeena Cho and Karen Gifford
Illegally harvested ivory and endangered plants, mammals, reptiles, birds, and even insects are easily found for sale throughout East and Southern Africa. And this is just one part of the multibillion-dollar illegal global trade in wildlife. Wildlife is an important and even vital asset for both intrinsic and economic reasons. Yet it is illegally exploited on a massive scale to the point where some species now risk extinction. Exploiting the Wilderness provides a concise overview of this shameful business, describing some of the main species being exploited and examining select wildlife whose survival is imperiled due to heavy pressure from poachers to meet consumer demand. Greg Warchol draws on his firsthand experience and research in Africa to examine the structure and operation of the illegal trade in wildlife. He identifies the participants as well as their motivations and operations, and explains the behavior of poachers, traffickers, and consumers of illegally obtained goods. He concludes with a description of legislative and law enforcement efforts to control and prevent wildlife exploitation along with a number of contemporary conservation initiatives designed to improve the ability of rangers to protect wildlife. The book is published by Temple University Press. The audiobook will be published by University Press Audiobooks.
©2017 Temple University - Of The Commonwealth system of Higher Education (P)2020 Redwood Audiobooks
From treating COVID patients in her local hospital to fighting for the rights of frontline doctors, Dr. Simone Gold tells her story. "The bumper-sticker directive to follow the science was actually an evasion of responsibility. It let people off the hook for their bad decisions in a crisis. Was New York Governor Cuomos executive order sending COVID-hospitalized patients back to nursing homes to infect other vulnerable nursing home patients following the science? Of course not. And sending post-hospitalization COVID-positive patients back to nursing homes was unnecessary. Relative to the total nursing home population, Governor Cuomo contributed to a larger percentage of nursing-home deaths - especially when compared to the states without such a policy. New Jerseys over seven thousand nursing home deaths account for half of the states fatalities since March. Pennsylvania did just as miserably. These governors made specific decisions that cost thousands of the most vulnerable, most expendable, their lives. But they didnt do it to their own relatives. (from I Do Not Consent)
©2020 Simone Gold MD, JD (P)2021 Post Hill Press
The remarkable story of John Marshall who, as chief justice, statesman, and diplomat, played a pivotal role in the founding of the United States. No member of America's founding generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall, and no one did more to preserve the delicate unity of the fledgling United States. From the nation's founding in 1776 and for the next 40 years, Marshall was at the center of every political battle. As Chief Justice of the United States - the longest-serving in history - he established the independence of the judiciary and the supremacy of the federal Constitution and courts. As the leading Federalist in Virginia, he rivaled his cousin Thomas Jefferson in influence. As a diplomat and secretary of state, he defended American sovereignty against France and Britain, counseled President John Adams, and supervised the construction of the city of Washington, DC. This is the astonishing true story of how a rough-cut frontiersman - born in Virginia in 1755 and with little formal education - invented himself as one of the nation's preeminent lawyers and politicians who then reinvented the Constitution to forge a stronger nation. Without Precedent is the engrossing account of the life and times of this exceptional man, who with cunning, imagination, and grace shaped America's future as he held together the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and the country itself.
©2018 Joel Richard Paul (P)2018 Penguin Audio
Nothing casts a more sinister shadow over our nation's history than the gruesome lynchings that happened between 1882 and 1937, claiming 4,680 victims. Often, in a show of racist violence, the lynchers tortured their victims before murdering them. Most killers were never brought to justice; some were instead celebrated as heroes, their victims' bodies displayed or even cut up and distributed as trophies. Then, in 1946, the dead bodies of two men and two women were found near Moore's Ford Bridge in rural Monroe, Georgia. Their killers were never identified. And although the crime reverberated through the troubled community, the corrupt courts, and eventually the whole world, many details remained unexplored - until now. In The Last Lynching, Anthony S. Pitch reveals the true story behind the last mass lynching in America in unprecedented detail. Drawing on some 10,000 previously classified documents from the FBI and National Archives, Lynched paints an unflinching picture of the lives of the victims, suspects, and eyewitnesses and describes the political, judicial, and socioeconomic conditions that stood in the way of justice. Along the way, The Last Lynching sheds light into a dark corner of American history that no one can afford to ignore. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for listeners interested in history - books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times best seller or a national best seller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
©2016 Anthony S. Pitch (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Do you want to know what blockchain is? Do you want to know how to use blockchain to benefit you? How to use smart contracts properly? When you download this book , you will learn how to use blockchain to benefit you. You will discover everything you need to know about blockchain. These informative and easy tips will let you know everything you need to know about this hidden economy. You'll be excited to be ahead of the curve and first in to take advantage of blockchain. Would you like to know more about: What blockchain is? Smart contracts Fintech Taking advantage of blockchain Argument against blockchain This book breaks training down into easy-to-understand modules. It starts from the very beginning of blockchain, so you can get great results - even as a beginner! Download this audiobook, and start getting ahead of the curve today!
©2016 Tony Scott (P)2016 Tony Scott
Our failure to appreciate the importance of the public domainthe realm of material that is free for anyone to use without permission or feelimits free speech, digital creativity, and scientific innovation, argues the author of this book. The public domain is under siege, and James Boyle explains why and how we must protect it.
©2008 Yale University Press (P)2008 Yale University Press
I wish I knew then what I know now! Don't get to the end of your law school career muttering these words to yourself! Take the first step toward building a productive, successful, and perhaps even pleasant law school experience - listen to this audiobook! Written by students, for students, Law School Confidential has been the "must-have" guide for anyone thinking about, applying to, or attending law school for more than a decade. And now, in this newly revised third edition, it's more valuable than ever. This isn't the advice of graying professors or battle-scarred practitioners long removed from law school. Robert H. Miller has assembled a blue-ribbon panel of recent graduates from across the country to offer realistic and informative firsthand advice about what law school is really like. This updated edition contains the very latest information and strategies for thriving and surviving in law school - from navigating the admissions process and securing financial aid, choosing classes, studying and exam strategies, and securing a seat on the law review to getting a judicial clerkship and a job, passing the bar exam, and much, much more. Newly added material also reveals a sea change that is just starting to occur in legal education, turning it away from the theory-based platform of the previous several decades to a pragmatic platform being demanded by the rigors of today's practices. Law School Confidential is a complete guide to the law school experience that no prospective or current law student can afford to be without. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2011 Robert H. Miller (P)2018 Tantor
Americans revere their Constitution. However, most of us are unaware how tumultuous and improbable the drafting and ratification processes were. As Benjamin Franklin keenly observed, any assembly of men bring with them "all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests and their selfish views." One need not deny that the Framers had good intentions in order to believe that they also had interests. Based on prodigious research and told largely through the voices of the participants, Michael Klarman's The Framers' Coup narrates how the Framers' clashing interests shaped the Constitution - and American history itself. The Philadelphia convention could easily have been a failure, and the risk of collapse was always present. Had the convention dissolved, any number of adverse outcomes could have resulted, including civil war or a reversion to monarchy. Not only does Klarman capture the knife's-edge atmosphere of the convention, he populates his narrative with riveting and colorful stories: the rebellion of debtor farmers in Massachusetts; George Washington's uncertainty about whether to attend; Gunning Bedford's threat to turn to a European prince if the small states were denied equal representation in the Senate; slave staters' threats to take their marbles and go home if denied representation for their slaves; Hamilton's quasi-monarchist speech to the convention; and Patrick Henry's herculean efforts to defeat the Constitution in Virginia through demagoguery and conspiracy theories.
©2016 Oxford University Press (P)2017 Tantor
How do I start buying other creditor's judgments to buy? Where do I find the judgments to buy? How do I purchase the judgments? Should I pay cash upfront or pay in the future? What are the statutes in my specific state? Find answers to these and more questions in this book and find forms, procedures, and examples of judgments to buy.
©2020 Cynthia Schmidt (P)2020 Cynthia Schmidt
This Audiobook includes Six Manuscripts in One Boxset If You re Looking to Gain Back Control of Your Life Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence, Then Keep Reading How This Mastery Bible Will Can Help You! This powerful package of six books offers highly-effective techniques that will take you on a journey when you will learn to foster better relationships, to communicate effectively, to set goals for the future, to adopt a happier and more positive outlook, and, above of all, to control negative emotions without external influences. Furthermore, will help you improve your relationships, emotional, and personal life in every area. If you are anxious to have the answers to your discomfort, then read on to the end. Things are so. Often your life is determined by how you feel without being able to identify himself with others and so you feel out of control. Somethings does that sound familiar? The information in these books shows you the secrets of Emotional Intelligence that few people know and we take you to develop it to higher levels that reach your potential and your goals. We'll make sure you take all the fears and doubts out of your head avoiding always making the same mistakes. Imagine regaining control of your life and Imagine living a happy life with confidence in yourself. If you want to learn how to improve all of that, let me hold your hand leading you to a more comfortable and happy life. Scroll up and click the "Buy" button starting to change today the course of your life.
©2019 Travis Emotion (P)2019 Travis Emotion
As heard on NPR's All Things Considered! Every day, hundreds of adult children become middle-aged orphans when their elderly parents pass away, leaving behind more than just memories. Youve heard the horror stories: arguments over stuff, an inheritance lost forever when easily deceived parents are scammed, siblings estranged, an adult heir taken from daily responsibilities for months because of the enormous task of clearing out a childhood home. It doesnt have to be that way. The Estate Lady, professional estate liquidator Julie Hall, knows what to do. Whether your parents are still living or youre caught in the middle of a crisis, Inheriting Clutter: How to Calm the Chaos Your Parents Leave Behind has solutions. Hall provides trustworthy counsel on how to: Divide your parents estate with peace of mind. Minimize fighting with siblings during the estate settlement process. Clear out the family home in 30 days or less. Identify potential items of value in the home. Have that conversation with your parents. Prepare your own children for the future. The Estate Lady offers guidance for any executor, heir, or beneficiary, sharing some of her most fascinating stories as well as helpful checklists of the things that need to be done now and at the time of your loss. Inheriting Clutter gives you practical, effective steps for liquidating and distributing your parents assets in a way that both honors them and promotes family harmony for generations to come. Quizzes, checklists, and resources are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Julie Hall (P)2020 Thomas Nelson
A Washington Post Notable Book of the Year A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice An award-winning constitutional law scholar at the University of Chicago (who clerked for Judge Merrick B. Garland, Justice Stephen Breyer, and Justice Sandra Day OConnor) gives us an engaging and alarming book that aims to vindicate the rights of public school students, which have so often been undermined by the Supreme Court in recent decades. Judicial decisions assessing the constitutional rights of students in the nations public schools have consistently generated bitter controversy. From racial segregation to unauthorized immigration, from antiwar protests to compulsory flag salutes, from economic inequality to teacher-led prayer - these are but a few of the cultural anxieties dividing American society that the Supreme Court has addressed in elementary and secondary schools. The Schoolhouse Gate gives a fresh, lucid, and provocative account of the historic legal battles waged over education and illuminates contemporary disputes that continue to fracture the nation. Justin Driver maintains that since the 1970s the Supreme Court has regularly abdicated its responsibility for protecting students constitutional rights and risked transforming public schools into Constitution-free zones. Students deriving lessons about citizenship from the Courts decisions in recent decades would conclude that the following actions taken by educators pass constitutional muster: inflicting severe corporal punishment on students without any procedural protections, searching students and their possessions without probable cause in bids to uncover violations of school rules, random drug testing of students who are not suspected of wrongdoing, and suppressing student speech for the viewpoint it espouses. Taking their cue from such decisions, lower courts have upheld a wide array of dubious school actions, including degrading strip searches, repressive dress codes, draconian zero tolerance disciplinary policies, and severe restrictions on off-campus speech. Driver surveys this legal landscape with eloquence, highlights the gripping personal narratives behind landmark clashes, and warns that the repeated failure to honor students rights threatens our basic constitutional order. This magisterial book will make it impossible to view American schools - or America itself - in the same way again.
©2018 Justin Driver (P)2018 Random House Audio
1897: An elderly widow, Anna Maria Druce, made a strange request of the London Ecclesiastical Court: it was for the exhumation of the grave of her late father-in-law, T. C. Druce. Behind her application lay a sensational claim: that Druce had been none other than the eccentric and massively wealthy 5th duke of Portland, and that the now dead duke had faked the death of his alter ego. When opened, Anna Maria contended, Druce's coffin would be found to be empty. The legal case that followed would last for ten years. Its eventual outcome revealed a dark underbelly of lies lurking beneath the genteel facade of late Victorian England.
©2014 Piu Marie Eatwell (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
"On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog." - Peter Steiner "On the blockchain, nobody knows you're a fridge" - Richard Gendal Brown Blockchain technology has been called the greatest innovation since the internet. Governments and companies are rushing to implement blockchain technology in a range of areas that could impact every person on the planet within a few years. Is blockchain technology one of the greatest technological revolutions in history or is it just hype? Will blockchain technology cause governments and banking systems to change the way they process information or will it be business as usual? In this book, we'll look at the answers to these questions along with addressing the different sides of the arguments, for and against, blockchain technology. Blockchain is not just bitcoin, blockchain technology is much bigger than bitcoin and it is predicted to change the world. Blockchain: Ultimate guide to understanding blockchain, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and the future of money. In this book you will learn : What is the blockchain? How blockchain works Difference between blockchain and bitcoin Benefits of using blockchain technology Disadvantages / dangers of using blockchain technology Blockchain and the finance industry Blockchain and other industries Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies Impact of blockchain technology The future of bitcoin and blockchain And more... This technology is being used in ways that have implications for central banking that span all the functions that we have. - Carolyn Wilkins, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada
©2017 Mark Gates (P)2017 Mark Gates
The creator of Perry Mason's Edgar Award - winning account of miscarriages of justice, wrongful convictions, legal battles, and landmark reversals. In 1945, Erle Stanley Gardner, noted attorney and author of the popular Perry Mason mysteries, was contacted by an overwhelmed California public defender who believed his doomed client was innocent. William Marvin Lindley had been convicted of the rape and murder of a young girl along the banks of the Yuba River, and was awaiting execution at San Quentin. After reviewing the case, Gardner agreed to help - it seemed the fate of the "Red-Headed Killer" hinged on the testimony of a colorblind witness. Gardner's intervention sparked the Court of Last Resort. The Innocence Project of its day, this ambitious and ultimately successful undertaking was devoted to investigating, reviewing, and reversing wrongful convictions owing to poor legal representation, prosecutorial abuses, biased police activity, bench corruption, unreliable witnesses, and careless forensic-evidence testimony. The crimes: rape, murder, kidnapping, and manslaughter. The prisoners: underprivileged and vulnerable men wrongly convicted and condemned to life sentences or death row with only one hope - the devotion of Erle Stanley Gardner and the Court of Last Resort. Featuring Gardner's most damning cases of injustice from across the country, The Court of Last Resort won the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime. Originating as a monthly column in Argosy magazine, it was produced as a dramatized court TV show for NBC. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©1952, 1954 Erle Stanley Gardner. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Until recently, McClelland and Stewart had been known as 'The Canadian Publisher', the country's longest-lived and best independent press. Its dynamic leader, Jack McClelland, worked with successive provincial and federal governments to help draft policies in the 1960s and '70s which ensured that Canadian stories would, for the first time in the nation's history, be told and published by Canadians. M&S introduced Canadians to themselves while championing the nation's literature, bringing to the world Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, Mavis Gallant, Farley Mowat, Rohinton Mistry, Alice Munro, Mordecai Richler, and many others. When 75 percent of M&S was gifted amidst great fanfare to the University of Toronto on Canada Day 2000 - 'to achieve the survival of one great Canadian institution', - M&S owner Avie Bennett declared at the time, 'I have given it into the care of another great Canadian institution' - one could've assumed that it would remain in Canadian hands and under Canadian control in perpetuity. But one would have been wrong. In her controversial new book, Elaine Dewar reveals for the first time how M&S was sold salami-style to Random House, a division of German media giant Bertelsmann; how smart businessmen and even smarter lawyers danced through the raindrops of the laws put into place to protect Canadian cultural institutions from foreign ownership while cultural bureaucrats looked the other way; and why we should care. It is the story not just of the demise of the country's best independent publisher; it is about the threats, internal and otherwise, facing Canadian culture. The Handover is more than just a CanLit How-Done-It: it is essential listening for anyone interested in the telling of Canadian stories.
©2017 Elaine Dewar (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Do you feel like what you do in life isn't decided by you? Do you feel like someones manipulating you and using you as a chess piece? Do you want to start speed reading people and defend yourself from toxic people? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this audiobook is for you - so keep listening! Dark Psychology is the technique of introducing a person into a state in which he cannot or does not want to resist our influences. He is so disoriented that he does not follow the nuances, and he sees in us the only way to his salvation. Dark Psychology is becoming more and more used by those who want to control your actions, to get what they want. So, it is quite clear that the knowledge of mental manipulation techniques is necessary for daily survival. Fortunately, there are methods to detect manipulators and beat them at their game! In this 2nd edition, you will be able to better know not only the obscure techniques of mental manipulation, but also how to interpret subtle gestures and signs to analyze others, and know exactly how to act in any kind of social or work situation. Here's what you'll learn: How people with dark personalities traits behave to control your Life How to recognize when someone is manipulating You How to spot covert emotional manipulation How toxic people choose their favorite victims How to defend yourself from every type of manipulator Simple strategies to read body language Knowing the methods of persuasion used to influence peoples decisions Raising your emotional intelligence and self-awareness How to become autonomous and take control of your life Manipulation and Dark Psychology will provide you practical actions that will create real and lasting change in yourself to make sure youll never be harmed again. What are you waiting for? Download now to keep your life under your control. Scroll up to the top of the page and click the "Buy Now" button. Your key to bouncing back from adversity is one click away.
©2020 Jonathan Mind (P)2020 Jonathan Mind
The Fourth Edition of a seminal work in the field of mediation and conflict resolution For almost 30 years, conflict resolution practitioners, faculty, and students have depended on The Mediation Process as the all-inclusive guide to the discipline. The most comprehensive book written on mediation, this reference is perfect for new and experienced conflict managers working in any area of dispute resolution - family, community, employment, business, environmental, public policy multicultural, or international. This is the expert's guide, and the Fourth Edition has been expanded and revised to keep pace with developments in the field. It includes new resources that will promote excellence in mediation and help disputants reach durable agreements and enhance their working relationships. Includes expanded information on the latest approaches for providing mediation assistance Features comprehensive guidelines for selecting the right strategy for both common and unique problems Utilizes updated, contemporary case studies of all types of disputes Offers expanded coverage of the growing field and practice of intercultural and international mediation
©2014 John Wiley and Sons (P)2019 Gildan Media
There are millions of US citizens and Permanent Residents (commonly known as "Green Card" holders) residing outside of the US. It is notoriously difficult for US exposed international entrepreneurs and American expats to easily access credible help in estate planning. Our Singapore-based practice has seen an upswing in the number of Asia based clients who have issues related to US estate taxes. This book is, therefore, a key resource. Not only do we explore key elements of the estate planning process but we also touch on the international tax implications. While writing this book in summer 2020, Jui Seck lost his mother. Weeks later, I lost my father - Hayden T Joseph CPA. My dad, who is responsible for me becoming an international tax professional, passed away at our family home in Miami after a long illness. So, for both Jui Seck and myself, this book is not only born of professional observations but also, our very personal experiences. What makes this book different is that we are not trying to sell you any prepackaged products. We simply wish to emphasize just how important estate planning is, and to equip you with the tools needed to protect your legacy. No book can be a substitute for sound legal advice. As an international entrepreneur or expat, it is essential to find the right team to help guide you through this process. I deliberately use the word "team" because it is impossible to find a single person that knows everything when it comes to international estate planning. Welcome to the first step in protecting your legacy.
©2020 HTJ Capital LLC (P)2020 HTJ Capital LLC
"Blockchain is the next big unlock." (Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter) We are on the brink of witnessing a technology revolution. It is being compared to the Internet, mobile, and social media. This doesn't happen very often. In this audiobook, you will find out exactly what everyone is buzzing about and why. More than one billion dollars have been invested into blockchain. Hundreds of startups and financial organizations are working on improving and scaling this technology. So what exactly is it? To put it simply, blockchain is a piece of software technology that allows people or devices on a network to validate things securely. This is the backbone of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Millionnaires are being made as a result of this. Do you want to stand aside and watch? Or do you want to seize the opportunity? Inside this audiobook, you will learn: Basics of blockchain: all the necessary fundamentals The blockchain ecosystem: how it works the way it does Applications of blockchain: where it is being used The secret sauce: what makes blockchain so special How to profit from blockchain: investing strategies and potential risks Future of blockchain: What will the landscape look like in 10 years? The good thing is that blockchain is still in the early stages. A short opening is available for those who are curious enough to learn and explore the options. Five years from now, you will either regret not taking action or be proud that you actually got involved. Either way, the best thing for you to do now is to be informed. Don't be blind to this revolution! Get this audiobook today to learn all the essential knowledge about blockchain and stay ahead of the curve.
©2018 Devan Hansel (P)2018 Devan Hansel
Indian peoples made some 400 treaties with the United States between the American Revolution and 1871, when Congress prohibited them. They signed nine treaties with the Confederacy, as well as countless others over the centuries with Spain, France, Britain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, Canada, and even Russia, not to mention individual colonies and states. In retrospect, the treaties seem like well-ordered steps on the path of dispossession and empire. The reality was far more complicated. In Pen and Ink Witchcraft, eminent Native American historian Colin G. Calloway narrates the history of diplomacy between North American Indians and their imperial adversaries, particularly the United States. Treaties were cultural encounters and human dramas, each with its cast of characters and conflicting agendas. Many treaties, he notes, involved not land, but trade, friendship, and the resolution of disputes. Far from all being one-sided, they were negotiated on the Indians' cultural and geographical terrain. When the Mohawks welcomed Dutch traders in the early 1600s, they sealed a treaty of friendship with a wampum belt with parallel rows of purple beads, representing the parties traveling side-by-side, as equals, on the same river. But the American republic increasingly turned treaty-making into a tool of encroachment on Indian territory. Calloway traces this process by focusing on the treaties of Fort Stanwix (1768), New Echota (1835), and Medicine Lodge (1867), in addition to such events as the Peace of Montreal in 1701 and the treaties of Fort Laramie (1851 and 1868). His analysis demonstrates that native leaders were hardly dupes. The records of negotiations, he writes, show that "Indians frequently matched their colonizing counterparts in diplomatic savvy and tried, literally, to hold their ground." Each treaty has its own story, Calloway writes, but together they tell a rich and complicated tale of moments in American history when civilizations collided.
©2013 Oxford University Press (P)2014 Audible Inc.
On a chilly evening in fall of 1966, Annie Jean Barnes left her home in East Brewton, Alabama, to spend time at a secluded fishing camp owned by a local doctor. Less than 48 hours later she was hospitalized - beaten and abused. Within a week, she was dead. And, it would seem, willfully forgotten by the citizens of Brewton - the more prosperous area on the west side of Murder Creek - who soon came to refer to the fate of Jean Barnes as an "unfortunate incident." The 2003 publication of Suzanne Hudson's novel In a Temple of Trees raised the ghost of Annie Jean. Present at Hudson's premiere book signing in Brewton, Joe Formichella met Barnes' surviving children and became moved to tell the story in full. Who was culpable for their mother's death? The town physician who owned the camp? The authorities who mishandled the subsequent investigation? Had there been a cover-up? With so much evidence either contradictory or mysteriously missing, was there now any way to bring anyone to justice? Formichella, in seeking those answers, found instead a larger question: what would justice mean for a community built as though it were a functioning social model for certain principles set down in the deeply flawed Alabama state constitution - a document penned in 1901 by wealthy land-owners and politicians, seeking to keep the riff-raff at bay? Systems of justice, in Alabama, and throughout America, should be designed to protect precisely those citizens too poor to wield any kind of influence. This is the story of a breakdown in that system, a clarion call for its correction, and a ray of hope for those who have waited too long for the answer to the simple question: who beat Annie Barnes?
©2016 Joe Formichella (P)2016 Joe Formichella
The Borderland Beat project is collaboration from a group of people of different backgrounds located in the US and Mexico that gather information related to the Mexican drug cartels and presents it in English through the internet, publications, and presentations. The information in this audiobook is fast-paced, with a lot of drug trafficking organization (DTO) information thrown at you at once. It's filled with hit men activity and the Mexican government's attempt to intervene, but it also contains a lot of direct, behind-the-scenes information from the author. The particular information in this audiobook is the involvement of the author from his early stages when he started to formalize his plan to bring to life the Borderland Beat Project. Follow Buggs as he sets the stage and takes you on a wild ride in to the dark shadows of the violence and chaos of the Mexican drug cartels. Get ready for a narrative of the deep dark world of Borderland Beat.
©2019 Alejandro Marentes (P)2020 Alex Marentes
With Point Made, legal writing expert Ross Guberman throws a life preserver to attorneys, who are under more pressure than ever to produce compelling prose. What is the strongest opening for a motion or brief? How to draft winning headings? How to tell a persuasive story when the record is dry and dense? The answers are "more science than art," says Guberman, who has analyzed stellar arguments by distinguished attorneys to develop step-by-step instructions for achieving the results you want. The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation's 50 most influential lawyers, including Barack Obama, John Roberts, Elena Kagan, Ted Olson, and David Boies. Their strategies, demystified and broken down into specific, learnable techniques, become a detailed writing guide full of practical models. In FCC v. Fox, for example, Kathleen Sullivan conjures the potentially dangerous, unintended consequences of finding for the other side (the "Why Should I Care?" technique). Arguing against allowing the FCC to continue fining broadcasters that let the "F-word" slip out, she highlights the chilling effect these fines have on America's radio and TV stations, "discouraging live programming altogether, with attendant loss to valuable and vibrant programming that has long been part of American culture." Each chapter of Point Made focuses on a typically tough challenge, providing a strategic roadmap and practical tips along with annotated examples of how prominent attorneys have resolved that challenge in varied trial and appellate briefs. Short examples and explanations with engaging titles - "Brass Tacks", "Talk to Yourself", "Russian Doll" - deliver weighty materials with a light tone, making the guidelines easy to remember and apply. In addition to all-new examples from the original 50 advocates, this second edition introduces eight new superstar lawyers, from Solicitor General Don Verrilli, Deanne Maynard, Larry Robbins, and Lisa Blatt to Joshua Rosencranz, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Judy Clarke, and Sri Srinvasan, now a DC Circuit Judge. Ross Guberman also provides provocative new examples from the Affordable Care Act wars, the same-sex marriage fight, and many other recent high-profile cases. Considerably more commentary on the examples is included, along with dozens of style and grammar tips interspersed throughout. Also, for those who seek to improve their advocacy skills and for those who simply need a step-by-step guide to making a good brief better, the book concludes with an all-new set of 50 writing challenges corresponding to the 50 techniques.
©2014 Oxford University Press (P)2018 Tantor
The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Business Owners, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs shares my personal approach to doing business on social media, which has helped our law firm bring in million dollar cases. It also gives you immediate access to the crowdsourced brilliance of 47 top social media, business, and communication experts who show you, through real-world examples and their own success, how you can use social media to build your brand, top of mind awareness, and dominate your market.
©2018 Jon Mitchell Jackson (P)2019 Jon Mitchell Jackson
The Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the Scopes Trial and the battle over evolution and creation in America's schools In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the 20th century's most contentious courtroom dramas, pitting William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes, represented by Clarence Darrow and the ACLU, in a famous debate over science, religion, and their place in public education. That trial marked the start of a battle that continues to this day - in cities and states throughout the country. Edward Larson's classic Summer for the Gods - winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History - is the single most authoritative account of this pivotal event. An afterword assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution, and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved.
©2017 Edward J. Larson (P)2017 Hachette Audio
Now a New York Times best seller and a National Book Award finalist. Charged with racial, sexual, and political overtones, the confirmation of Clarence Thomas as a Supreme Court justice was one of the most divisive spectacles the country has ever seen. Anita Hill's accusation of sexual harassment by Thomas, and the attacks on her that were part of his high-placed supporters rebuttal, both shocked the nation and split it into two camps. One believed Hill was lying, the other believed that the man who ultimately took his place on the Supreme Court had committed perjury. In this brilliant, often shocking book, Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson, two of the nation's top investigative journalists, examine all aspects of this controversial case. They interview witnesses that the Judiciary Committee chose not to call and present documents never before made public. They detail the personal and professional pasts of both Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill and lay bare a campaign of lobbying, public relations, and character assassination fueled by conservative power at its most desperate. A gripping high-stakes drama, Strange Justice is not only a definitive account of the Clarence Thomas nomination hearings but is also a classic casebook of how the Washington game is played by those for whom winning is everything.
©1994 Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson (P)2018 Graymalkin Media, LLC
From his insight as a black police officer in a volatile urban setting, as well as a community leader and church minister, Terrell Carter offers a constructive approach to addressing racism, societal divisions and police/community interaction - and points the way to a more hopeful future.
©2015 Terrell L. Carter (P)2016 Bettie Youngs / Bettie Youngs Book Publishers
This book is full of unknown information that has never been released to the public. It contains detailed information about the credit bureaus and how their database operates. Anyone who has good or bad credit should listen to this book. This book takes an inside look at the tactics that can be used for individuals seeking to get ahead in life without the use of credit repair or debt consolidation companies. If you ever wanted to know about the secrets of the credit bureaus, I stress that you listen to this book.
©2005 Corey P Smith (P)2017 Corey P Smith
Achieve miracles with the practice of mindfulness. Do you feel like a victim of distractions? Do you long for happiness and peace of mind? Are you often stressed out at work or home? If you answered yes, then this audiobook should be your next. It will teach you practical ways of mastering your body, mind, and spirit. What if I told you that you have ability to perform extraordinary feats that will be considered impossible by others? Sounds too good to be true? Don't underestimate your own powers. The secret to this has actually been uncovered more than 2,000 years ago! Athletes have used it to win Olympic medals, scientists for Nobel Prizes, and monks for achieving Zen-like states. This open secret is the practice of mindfulness. This audiobook is a modern approach to the ancient art of mindfulness. It has been designed as a practical step-by-step guide for beginners but also has some additional insights for advanced mindfulness meditation practitioners. Here are 10 things you will learn from this audiobook: What mindfulness is and how it can help you Ten practical techniques to achieve mindfulness How to become a more calm and grounded person The numerous health benefits of mindfulness meditation (vipassana) How to cultivate a daily habit of mindfulness for beginners The nature of stress and anxiety and how to get rid of them What the leading research on mindfulness is pointing at How to develop self-awareness with mindfulness and self-inquiry What it feels like to have a focused mind How to boost your empathy and improve your relationships You can have all the money in the world, but if you are not content on the inside, you can never be happy. The key to mastering your inside, i.e. your thoughts and emotions, is through mindfulness. It will help you control the monkey mind and develop awareness, focus, empathy, and happiness. Among other things, it will teach you: How to live in the moment: Great accomplishments have been made through the seemingly simple process of living in the present instead of the past or future. It is a state of optimal existence where you channel your undivided attention onto the task at hand. How to find your focus: Attention is a depleting mental resource. The secret for a laser-sharp focus is to train yourself for selective attention and eliminate distractions. How to achieve inner peace and happiness: When is the last time you felt truly happy in life? Do you crave fulfillment? Are you tired of looking for external sources for pleasure? With mindfulness, you will achieve lasting happiness. How to become stress-free and anxiety-free: Are you a sensitive person? Do you experience social anxiety? Letting go of control and micro-management can do wonders for your peace of mind as well as your physical health.
©2017 Dharma Hazari (P)2018 Dharma Hazari
Have you ever faced manipulation in your life? It may be a salesman trying to convince you to buy a product, or it may be a restaurant that attracts you to dinner in it. On the other hand, some emotional manipulators use more force and are more overt in their tactics. They will use tactics that will leave you shameless, in fear, or use guilt trips, and often the victim will be left immobilized and stunned. This is exactly where the manipulator wants them to come from. That is why it is important to pay attention to the subtleties of mental manipulation. The most frequent reaction of each of us is to stay away from these people, but this is certainly not the best solution. It would be much easier to learn these techniques of mental manipulation to get to know them and not be fooled, rather than running away out of fear. Each one of us can learn them, it is not necessary to have a Ph.D., but simply the right method, training, and a good open-mindedness. Manipulating others is a good way to get what you want. Whatever the reason, if you want to play your cards right, experiment with different manipulation techniques and learn how to act in different situations. It is fine to use stoicism to learn how to manage anger and disappointment, and stoicism also provides useful conduct for times of crisis.
©2020 John Wills (P)2020 John Wills
Winning your divorce and custody begins before you step into court. Meny Calculations savagely arms guys with valuable insight, help, and tips for messy divorces and how to strategically get what you want, in court. This dynamic audiobook delivers practical divorce help for men through a surprisingly simple and groundbreaking approach - intense preparation. This audiobook is for all men - not just fathers seeking child custody and works in every unique divorce. Every day, millions of great men are losing it all, great fathers are losing custody and great dads are being alienated from their kids. A few years ago, divorce knocked me down. But I got up much stronger and wiser - having recorded the lessons I learned along the way. Lessons, I wish I'd known sooner. Lessons, I pass to you, like the shirt off my back. Going through it, I promised that Id give back to other guys going through the struggle. This audiobook was purposely written to support our under-advised population of guys on their gravely road ahead - told the way Id tell a buddy in need. So, lets grab a drink, one on one, talk preparation, strategy and save you a lot of money in the process. Weve got a lot to talk about. You can win custody of your children. You can win child support. You can win your home. You dont have to pay alimony. You dont have to pay spousal support. Make your STBX (Soon To Be Ex) pay for your court costs and get visitation. And the best part, is that Im just like you. Im not a lawyer. Im just a regular guy who did it mostly on my own, beat the odds and still won it all. You can too. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2018 J. Alfa Mais (P)2020 J. Alfa Mais
Family group conferences (FGCs) are the primary forum in New Zealand for dealing with juvenile crime, as well as child welfare issues. This third volume in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series is about the juvenile justice system that is built around these conferences. Since their introduction in New Zealand, family group conferences have been adopted and adapted in many places throughout the world. They have been applied in many arenas including child welfare, school discipline, and criminal justice, both juvenile and adult. In fact, FGCs have emerged as one of the most promising models of restorative justice. A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series, this Little Book describes the basics and rationale for this approach to juvenile justice, as well as how an FGC is conducted. This audiobook includes a bonus conversation with series editor Howard Zehr and sujatha baliga, director and Just Beginnings collaborative fellow of the restorative justice project.
©2004 Good Books (P)2019 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC
The story of two American teens recruited as killers for a Mexican cartel and their pursuit by a Mexican American detective who realizes the War on Drugs is unwinnable. What's it like to be an employee of a global drug-trafficking organization? And how does a 15-year-old American boy go from star quarterback to trained assassin, surging up the cartel corporate ladder? At first glance Gabriel Cardona is the poster-boy American teenager: great athlete, bright, handsome, and charismatic. But the streets of his border town of Laredo, Texas, are poor and dangerous, and it isn't long before Gabriel abandons his promising future for the allure of the Zetas, a drug cartel with roots in the Mexican military. His younger friend. Bart, as well as others from Gabriel's childhood join him in working for the Zetas, boosting cars and smuggling drugs, eventually catching the eye of the cartel's leadership. Meanwhile, Mexican-born detective Robert Garcia has worked hard all his life and is now struggling to raise his family in America. As violence spills over the border, Detective Garcia's pursuit of the boys and their cartel leaders puts him face to face with the urgent consequences of a war he sees as unwinnable. In Wolf Boys Dan Slater shares their stories, taking us from the Sierra Madre mountaintops to the dusty, dark alleys of Laredo, Texas, on a harrowing, often brutal journey into the heart of the Mexican drug trade. Gabriel's evolution from good-natured teenager into a feared assassin is as inevitable as Garcia's slow realization of the futile nature of his work. A nonfiction thriller, Wolf Boys depicts more than just Gabriel, Bart, and the officers who took them down. It shows, through vivid detail and rich, often moving narrative, the way in which the border itself is changing, disappearing, and posing new terrifying and yet largely unseen threats to American security. Ultimately, though, Wolf Boys is the intimate story of the "lobos" themselves: boys turned into pawns for cartels. Their stories show how poverty, ideas about identity, and government ignorance have warped the definition of the American dream.
©2016 Dan Slater (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
Based on exclusive, fresh reporting, the thrilling, definitive inside story of the pursuit, capture, and killing of legendary South Boston mob boss, James "Whitey" Bulger, detailing as never before his years on the run, how he evaded capture, and his brutal murder in prison. For the first time, Boston reporters Casey Sherman and David Wedge draw on exclusive interviews and exhaustive investigative reportage to tell the complete story of Whitey Bulger, one of the most notorious crime bosses in American history - alongside Al "Scarface" Capone and Vito Genovese - and a longtime FBI informant. The leader of Bostons Winter Hill Gang and number one on the FBIs Most Wanted list, Bulger was indicted for 19 counts of murder, racketeering, narcotics distribution, and extortion. But it was his 16-year flight from justice on the eve of his arrest that made him a legend and exposed deep corruption within the FBI. While other accounts have examined Bulgers crimes, this remarkable chronicle tells the story of his life on the run, his capture, and his eventual murder inside one of Americas most dangerous prisons - "Misery Mountain" - in 2018. Interweaving the perspectives of Bulger, his family and cohorts, and law enforcement, Hunting Whitey explains how this dangerous criminal evaded capture for nearly two decades and shines a spotlight on the dedicated detectives, federal agents, and prosecutors involved in bringing him to justice. It is also a fascinating, detailed portrait of both Bulgers trial and his time in prison - including shocking new details about his death at Misery Mountain less than 24 hours after his arrival. Granted access to exclusive prison letters and interviews with dozens of people connected to the case on both sides, Sherman and Wedge offer a trove of fascinating new stories and create an incomparable portrait of one of the most infamous criminals in American history.
©2020 Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Are you an employer whos worried about employment related claims from employees? Or an employee whos not sure whether you have a reasonable chance of succeeding with a claim? Are you confused about what constitutes gross misconduct? Updated in December 2018 Updated in December 2018 to include Supreme Court decision on bullying and Court of Appeal decision about legal representation in the workplace. Are you clear on how to ensure fair selection for redundancy, and what the EAT will look at if there is an unfair dismissal claim? Do you know what questions the High Court looks at when deciding whether you have suffered a personal injury as a result of workplace stress and/or bullying? Or what the Supreme Court has said in 2017 about what constitutes bullying? Or what the Court of Appeal has decided about the right to legal representation in disciplinary proceedings in the workplace? Are you aware of the tests the WRC apply when deciding a constructive dismissal claim? Do you realise the significance of the difference between being an employee and an independent contractor? And how the Court will decide? Did you know that a settlement agreement may not be as full and final as you thought? Employment law in Ireland is complex. Employment law in Ireland is a huge, complex subject. Its made up of common law, statute, regulations, EU directives, custom and practice, etc. Its perfectly understandable why you could not keep on top of it all. Especially if you are running a business, or working in a busy job. Thats why this audiobook will help. Because it looks at actual decided cases, from 2010 to 2017, from the bodies who decide the winners and losers of employment cases. 31 Real Cases I take a look at 31 actual cases - 17 from the EAT, 2 from the Equality Tribunal, and 3 from the High Court, I from Supreme Court and cases from the Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court - and look at the lessons to be learned from them. I also provide a link to the original full decision of most of them. The cases cover a wide range of topics, and involve real people in real workplace situations. Cases like: The "Stale Chicken Wrap" case The "Missing Jam Tarts" case The case of the public transport employee who spat at a customer who was abusing her The Special Needs Assistant in a Kildare primary school awarded over 250,000 in the High Court for bullying/personal injuries The fast food restaurant manager who "forgot to pay for his food" The security guard at a shopping centre fired for taking money from shopping centre parking pay stations The right to legal representation during disciplinary proceedings in the workplace The Supreme Court's 2017 decision on bullying WRC and Labour Court decisions And more So, this audiobook is not a dry statement of what the law states. No, it takes the decisions from the actual decision makers and sees what they have to say about their decisions, how they arrived at those decisions, and the lessons you can learn from them. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2015 Terry Gorry (P)2020 Terry Gorry
"Wrong Numbers is an intriguing and well-researched crime story detailing the intersection of big money and quick sex in the city that contains a lot of both." (Jack Sheehan, author of Skin City) Was a hacker diverting phone calls meant for Las Vegas escort services? The FBI wanted to know, and so did associates of a New York Mafia family. In one of the most unusual undercover operations ever, the FBI had an agent acting as a manager in a real Las Vegas escort service. Federal agents expected to find prostitution and drugs in the Las Vegas escort industry. What their investigation uncovered was even more serious. "Wiseguys and wannabes are on the hunt for a shadowy hacker who may hold the keys to control of Las Vegas multi-million dollar call girl racket, while FBI agents are hunting them. The result is a gripping true-life crime story that reads like a collaboration between Elmore Leonard and Williams Gibson told with the knowing savvy of two longtime chroniclers of Sin Citys hidden underbelly." (Kevin Poulsen, author of KINGPIN: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground) "In 90s Vegas, call girls worked for entertainment services that were little more than phone numbers, dispatchers, and drop safes. When a mystery hacker started diverting customers calls to one services number, it launched a series of dangerous events that involved the Mob, feds, hackers, service owners, and the phone system itself. This slice of Sin City history is as little-known as it is thrilling, and its well-told by investigative journalist Glen Meek and crime writer Dennis Griffin." (Deke Castleman, author of Whale Hunt in the Desert: Secrets of a Vegas Superhost)
©2019 Glen Meek (P)2019 WildBlue Press
Oliver Wendell Holmes twice escaped death as a young Union officer in the Civil War when musket balls missed his heart and spinal cord by a fraction of an inch. He lived ever after with unwavering moral courage, unremitting scorn for dogma, and an insatiable intellectual curiosity. Named to the Supreme Court by Theodore Roosevelt at age 61, he served for nearly three decades, writing a series of famous, eloquent, and often dissenting opinions that would prove prophetic in securing freedom of speech, protecting the rights of criminal defendants, and ending the Court's reactionary resistance to social and economic reforms. As a pioneering legal scholar, Holmes revolutionized the understanding of common law by showing how the law always evolved to meet the changing needs of society. Drawing on many previously unpublished letters and records, Stephen Budiansky's definitive biography offers the fullest portrait yet of this pivotal American figure, whose zest for life, wit, and intellect left a profound legacy in law and Constitutional rights, and who was an inspiring example of how to lead a meaningful life in a world of uncertainty and upheaval.
©2019 Stephen Budiansky (P)2019 Tantor
Is your ex-spouse trying to gain custody of your kids? Has he or she launched a campaign to make you look like a bad parent, both in the eyes of your children and the law? You aren't alone. Unfortunately, high-conflict custody battles are all-too-common in today's world. So how can you arm yourself with the mental and legal resources needed to survive this difficult time and keep your kids safe? In The High-Conflict Custody Battle, a team of legal and psychology experts present a practical guidebook for people like you who are engaged in a high-conflict custody battle. If you are dealing with an overtly hostile, inflammatory, deceitful, or manipulative ex-spouse, you will learn how to find and work with an attorney and prepare for a custody evaluation. The book also provides helpful tips you can use to defend yourself against false accusations and gives a realistic portrayal of what to expect during a legal fight. Going through a divorce is hard, but going through a custody battle can feel like war. Don't go in unprepared. With this book as your guide, you will be able to navigate this difficult process and learn powerful skills that will help you maintain a healthy relationship with your kids, fight unfair accusations, and uphold your rights as a parent.
©2014 Amy J. L. Baker, J. Michael Bone, PhD, and Brian Ludmer (P)2019 Tantor
Too many people make the wrong choices when it comes to estate planning. If it's not done properly, you could leave your loved ones facing trouble when you pass away or become incapacitated. Fortunately, you can learn from other's mistakes and be prepared before speaking to a lawyer about your future.
In this no-nonsense guide, attorney James L. Cunningham, Jr. shows how to avoid the top-ten mistakes that could damage your financial succession, family, heirs, and legacy. You'll get the unvarnished picture on probate, living trusts, living wills, powers of attorney, conservators, and guardians, as well as disability and incapacity planning and how to find the right attorney for you. There's even a checklist to guide you on what issues to discuss with them.
Savvy Estate Planning provides the essentials you need to know about estate planning. The only mistake you could make now would be to ignore it.
©2017 Jim Cunningham (P)2017 Jim Cunningham
Marie seems to have it all: a devoted husband, two wonderful children, and a professional career. But all of that changes when she drives her car into the darkened parking lot of a fast-food restaurant. After she lowers her car window to place an order at the drive-through, a man suddenly appears and places a gun at her temple. What follows is every woman's worst nightmare. The Edge of Malice is a true story about struggle, determination, and a quest for justice. The author, an attorney, places the listener into the swirling currents of the courtroom where no outcome is ever certain. But the story does not conclude when the legal battle is over. The listener follows Marie as she struggles to resolve the unrelenting anger that the legal system has been unable to extinguish. In the end, Marie's journey to find inner peace is as improbable as it is transformative.
©2020 David P. Miraldi (P)2020 Tantor
Stuck between two bad choices, unhappy marriage or divorce? Like many couples, the very things you valued when you first met "the love of your life" may now be a distant memory. Newlywed dreams turned into daily routines, task lists, paying the bills, and caring for children. You've lost the passion in your marriage, and even worse, you feel disconnected and uninspired. And theres lots and lots of conflict. You never thought your relationship would come to this. But its not the end of the road; it might just be the beginning. Transformative mediator and relationship coach Belinda Zylberman has assisted hundreds of couples in choosing whether to stay married or divorce. Through her work, shes able to show couples what lies on the other side of a relationship when conflicts are transformed to information, awareness, and healing. In What Happened to My Happily Ever After?, she invites you to view your relationship through a new lens and: Understand where you are in your relationship and where you want to be Reconnect with your curiosity to dream again Learn what's possible when you embrace everything that's happened in your relationship Discover what your feelings are telling you about staying or going Explore how to use conflict to strengthen your relationship Engage with tools and practices to create your greatest possibility in marriage or divorce Listen to What Happened to My Happily Ever After? and discover a new possibility in your relationship.
©2020 Belinda Zylberman (P)2020 Belinda Zylberman
L'idea che gli uomini debbano essere governati dalle leggi e non dall'arbitrio di altri uomini è un sogno antico. Incarnazione moderna di questa aspirazione, lo Stato di diritto si fonda sui tre pilastri fondamentali della divisione dei poteri, della supremazia della legge, dei principi di libertà e uguaglianza. Da essi discendono le istituzioni che ancora oggi informano il nostro vivere civile e politico: parlamenti, Costituzioni, tutela dei diritti di fronte a un giudice terzo, Corti costituzionali. È la storia di una incessante ricerca del punto di equilibrio tra le regole del diritto e l'esuberanza del potere.
©2017 Società editrice il Mulino Spa (P)2018 Audible Studios
Drawing on his decades of experience working with small-business owners, Michael Gerber adds to his mega-selling E-Myth series with The E-Myth Attorney, a one-of-a-kind system for transforming an attorneys practice into a business positioned for long-term growth. Many attorneys in small and mid-size practices are experts on the law, but may not have considered their practice as much from a business perspective. Michael Gerber's The E-Myth Attorney fills this void, offering a complete start-up guide you can use to get your practice off the ground quickly and achieve your business goals. In his signature easy-to-understand, easy-to-implement style, Gerber provides comprehensive action steps for maximizing the performance of your practice as well as industry-specific advice from two recognized legal experts in the market segment. The E-Myth Attorney is the last guide you'll ever need to develop your legal practice as a successful business.
©2010 Michael Gerber (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
This book looks at 13 different legal systems, ranging from Imperial China to modern Amish: how they worked, what problems they faced, how they dealt with them. Some chapters deal with a single legal system, others with topics relevant to several, such as problems with law based on divine revelation or how systems work in which law enforcement is private and decentralized. The books underlying assumption is that all human societies face the same problems, deal with them in an interesting variety of different ways, and are all the work of grown-ups and hence should all be taken seriously. It ends with a chapter on features of past legal systems that a modern system might want to borrow. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 David Director Friedman (P)2020 David Director Friedman
Understand the A-Z of taxes within no time! Does the idea of filing taxes overwhelm you? Do you feel lost and confused while dealing with taxes? Do you want to learn about the different types of taxes a small business must pay? Do you want to understand your rights and obligations as a taxpayer? If yes, then this is the perfect book for you. Even if you have never dealt with taxes or are worried that you don't know the basics, this book will come in handy. Understanding tax rules, regulations, and strategies are important for anyone who has a business. Irrespective of whether it is a small or large business, taxes are crucial. There are several types of taxes that must be paid that go beyond income tax. A small business has to pay employment or payroll tax, excise tax, self-employment tax, property tax, sales tax, dividend tax, and franchise tax apart from regular income tax. It is important to not just understand the different types of taxes, but you must also know the various rates of taxation. There are several rules and regulations about taxes. If you fail to pay certain taxes, regardless of whether it is a conscious or unconscious decision, it will certainly cost you additional money. The lack of familiarity with tax rules and strategies can lead to various mistakes that cost businesses thousands of dollars in the form of penalties and fines every year. Also, the type of taxes your business is required to pay depends on the type of business you run. It is safe to say that there are several different aspects of your business you must take into consideration when you pay taxes. From books of accounts to the separation of business and personal expenses to proper tax practices, there are various topics you should familiarize yourself with. There are millions of small business owners in the US, and the tax codes of this nation continue to change regularly. Also, there are several variations in taxes from one state to another. Therefore, you must understand different aspects of taxation, such as tax planning, expense tracking, business decisions, categories of expenses, types of taxes, creating the tax routine, avoiding penalties, and so on. Don't get scared if you have never dealt with any of these issues before. Even if all this overwhelms you, take a deep breath because you have nothing to worry about. Once you get the hang of it, you will realize how easy it is. This simple guide will teach you steps. In this book, you will discover: The different types of taxes for small businesses Importance of taxes for business decisions Rates of taxes payable Common tax practices for small businesses Filing for taxes Taxation mistakes to avoid Applicable deductions for small businesses Practical tax-saving tips Helpful applications for taxes, and much more. Any failure to pay tax can land your business in unnecessary legal trouble. Also, if you dont consider your tax liability, it can unknowingly eat into your bottom line.
©2020 Gregory Becker (P)2021 Gregory Becker
Get the information you need to get top grades in law school. For many, the road to law school success seems blocked by obstacles and filled with potholes. But learning the law and getting good grades on your law school exams is really not that difficult. You just need someone to show you the way. The 1L Success Guide was written by someone who graduated #1 in his law school class. He shares the methods by which he learned the law and aced his law school exams, earning 9 high-paper awards in the process. If you want to understand how to succeed in law school and get the high grades you will need to land top jobs, listen to this book.
©2012-2014 Matt Racine and Lake George Press (P)2014 Matt Racine and Lake George Press
The must-have guide for those who want real world advice about law school. So You Want to Be a Lawyer takes you through the process of becoming a lawyer, examining each phase in a helpful and easy-to-understand narrative. Find out what practicing law is like before you step into your first law school class! Practice solving legal problems as law students would in law school, and lawyers might in an actual courtroom. You will not only find out how to get into law school, but will also gain: Educated advice on how to select a law school, along with names and addresses of American Bar Association (ABA) approved law schools A better understanding of the law school admissions process, and ways to improve your chances for admission Practical exercises and advice that will give you a head start over other first-year law students Information about career opportunities as a lawyer So You Want to Be a Lawyer takes a traditionally dry subject and breaks it down in a skilled and entertaining way. After you have listened to this book, you will have a good idea of the types of problems facing lawyers and law students on a daily basis. Not only will it prepare you for law school, it will become your trusted guide on the path to becoming a successful lawyer.
©2012 Timothy B. Francis, Esq., Lisa Jones Johnson, Esq., andWalter C. Jones, Esq. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
You may be divorcing, divorced, never married, a grandparent, or other relative of a child growing up between two homes. For whatever reason you find yourself in the situation of helping a child grow up between two homes, it's normal to wonder how to do so now that you're no longer (or maybe never were) a single-home family. Between Two Homes has the answers. In this book, you'll learn how to remain or become coparents (instead of opponents) and how to help your child grow and thrive while living between two homes. Between Two Homes helps you: Build a successful coparenting relationship so you can stop fighting and start communicating Recognize obstacles to the coparenting relationship Take advantage of alternatives to litigation--you don't have to fight it out in court Talk to your child about the changes using language he or she can understand Learn the special needs of your child at various stages, from newborn to teenager Create a coparenting plan Learn what behaviors, and even what words, can help or hurt your child This book is also a helpful resource for mental health professionals and family law professionals. Not only does it provide helpful tools to help families, but it is a valuable text to provide to your clients.
©2014 Bradley Craig (P)2019 Bradley Craig
The gripping story of one American lawyer's obsessive crusade - waged at any cost - against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest. Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, signed on to a budding class action lawsuit against multinational Texaco (which later merged with Chevron to become the third-largest corporation in America). The suit sought reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribes people whose lives were affected by decades of oil production near their villages and fields. During 20 years of legal hostilities in federal courts in Manhattan and remote provincial tribunals in the Ecuadorian jungle, Donziger and Chevron's lawyers followed fierce no-holds-barred rules. Donziger, a larger-than-life, loud-mouthed showman, proved himself a master orchestrator of the media, Hollywood, and public opinion. He cajoled and coerced Ecuadorian judges on the theory that his noble ends justified any means of persuasion. And in the end, he won an unlikely victory, a $19 billion judgment against Chevon - the biggest environmental damages award in history. But the company refused to surrender or compromise. Instead, Chevron targeted Donziger personally, and its counter-attack revealed damning evidence of his politicking and manipulation of evidence. Suddenly the verdict, and decades of Donziger's single-minded pursuit of the case, began to unravel. Written with the texture and flair of the best narrative nonfiction, Law of the Jungle is an unpauseable story in which there are countless victims, a vast region of ruined rivers and polluted rainforest, but very few heroes.
©2014 Paul M. Barrett (P)2014 Random House Audio
Wild meets The Boys in the Boat, a memoir about the quest for Olympic gold and the triumph of love over fear. Forty years ago, when a young Ginny Gilder stood on the edge of Boston's Charles River and first saw a rowing shell in motion, it was love at first sight. Yearning to escape her family history, which included her mother's emotional unraveling and her father's singular focus on investment acumen as the ultimate trophy, Gilder discovered rowing at a pivotal moment in her life. Having grown up in an era when girls were only beginning to abandon the sidelines as observers and cheerleaders to become competitors and national champions, Gilder harbored no dreams of athletic stardom. Once at Yale, however, her operating assumptions changed nearly overnight when, as a freshman in 1975, she found her way to the university's rowing tanks in the gymnasium's cavernous basement. From her first strokes as a novice, Gilder found herself in a new world, training with Olympic rowers and participating in the famous Title IX naked protest, which helped define the movement for equality in college sports. Short, asthmatic, and stubborn, Gilder made the team against all odds and for the next 10 years devoted herself to answering a seemingly simple question: how badly do you want to go fast? Course Correction recounts the physical and psychological barriers Gilder overcame as she transformed into an elite athlete who reached the highest echelon of her sport. Set against the backdrop of unprecedented cultural change, Gilder's story personalizes the impact of Title IX, illustrating the life-changing lessons learned in sports but felt far beyond the athletic arena. Heartfelt and candid, Gilder recounts lessons learned from her journey as it wends its way from her first glimpse of an oar to the Olympic podium in 1984, carries her through family tragedy, strengthens her to accept her true sexual identity, and ultimately frees her to live her life.
©2015 Virginia A. Gilder (P)2016 Virginia A. Gilder
Answers and insights from a lifetime of helping families flourish Why do some families thrive for generations? What accounts for the sad deterioration that others experience? This book takes families and the professionals who serve them beyond the now widely accepted practices offered in Family Wealth and offers a view of Hughes's panoramic insights into what makes families flourish and fail. It lays out the basis for the vision of family governance the author has been developing through his work and research. His advice addresses not only what to do but how to think about the complex issues of family governance, growth, and stability, and the ongoing challenge of nurturing the happiness of each family member.
©2007 James E. Hughes, Jr. (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
Men and women throughout history have searched for the secrets to attaining wealth and prosperity. Little do they know, the secrets already lie within themselves. I have gathered six chapters from the most brilliant books regarding manifestation, The Law of Attraction, and mental science, and created a prosperity powerhouse. Learn the secrets to attaining financial security, forever! Remember, everything starts in the mind.
©2016 Justin Perry (P)2016 Justin Perry
The legal industry has long been risk averse, but when it comes to adapting to the experience-driven world created by companies like Netflix, Uber, and Airbnb, adherence to the old status quo could be the death knell for todays law firms. In The Client-Centered Law Firm, legal technology expert Jack Newton offers a clear-eyed and timely look at how providing a client-centered experience and running an efficient, profitable law firm arent opposing ideas. With this approach, they drive each other. Covering the what, why, and how of running a client-centered practice, with examples from law firms leading this revolution as well as practical strategies for implementation, The Client-Centered Law Firm is a rallying call to unlock the enormous latent demand in the legal market by providing client-centered experiences, improving internal processes, and raising the bottom line.
©2020 Jack Newton (P)2020 Jack Newton
How can a beginner start investing? Would you like to build a real-estate empire in years instead of decades? Are you ready to take your personal finance to the next level? Well, this is the best audiobook for you! Learn the top 10 features of a profitable rental property to kick-start your investing journey! It is not a secret that the wealthiest people in the world leverage their money to produce additional streams of income. It is not possible, in fact, to produce prosperity without making your money work for you. Real-estate investing is one of the greatest vehicles to build wealth. Unlike most traditional real-estate guides, this audiobook will tell you that there is an "alternative route" to real-estate success. Inside this audiobook, you will discover: Top 10 features of a profitable rental property Real-estate market overview How to correctly value and analyze investment property Different property types in which you can invest How to find rental properties How much to invest and financing options Mortgages most used in real-estate investing Investments strategy to optimize your incomes Management techniques to prevent losses And much more Its time to stop thinking about real estate, talking about real estate, and dreaming about the future real-estate investing can give you. Its time to start doing!
©2019 Oliver Swing (P)2020 Oliver Swing
Fix your credit in 609 legal and fast ways and bring financial freedom! Beginners step-by-step guide for fixing credit Increase your score to more than 800 A total of 609 legal loopholes More than 10 letter templates included Are you tired of being rejected by the banks and other financial institutions because you have bad credit? Are you ready to get through and work on improving your credit score in order to get the funding you need? What if you could write a few letters and attach a few supporting documents and get a lot of your credit score cleared up and ready to go? That is exactly what this guide is going to help us do. We are going to learn some of the basics we need in order to understand what our credit score is and how we can help it or harm it if we are not careful. But the crowning jewel that we are going to spend time on is the idea of Section 609 and how some of the loopholes we are able to work with can help to clear out our credit report and raise that score almost instantly. Everyone wants to make sure his or her credit score is as high as possible, and this guide is going to help us to get started. There are a lot of topics we are going to discuss on credit, our credit scores, and Section 609. Some of the topics we will explore in this guide include: What a FICO score is all about and why it is so important. A look at some of the secrets you can do to increase your credit score. How to harm your credit score and why certain actions need to be avoided at all costs. The most common credit myths out there and why they are harming you. How to increase your score to 800 or higher without having to wait years to get it done. A look at what Section 609 is all about and how this is going to help you to improve your score in no time. Some of your rights under Section 609 and how you can use these to your advantage. Some of the things you should include in your Section 609 letter to make it stand out and ensure you are fully understood. Some of the best templates you can use to work with Section 609, the follow-up letters, the cease and desist letters, and even some goodwill letters. There are a lot of things that are going to come up when it is time to work on improving your credit score. You can work with a lot of different things when it comes to improving that credit score, but nothing is going to work as effectively as the Section 609 loophole in helping you to clear out your credit score and get things in line. When it is time to work with Section 609 for your credit repair needs, make sure to check out this guide to help you get started. You will be bragging to your friends. Now, it's your turn; start living a comfortable life and get your financial freedom. Scroll up, click on "Buy Now", and get your copy today! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Bradley Caulfield (P)2020 Bradley Caulfield
Divorce brings so many challenges to couples and families. Unfortunately, the traditional approaches to getting divorced add to the difficulties. A Clear and Easy Guide to Collaborative Divorce describes a different approach, one that is more peaceful and more family friendly. This innovative method is now practiced throughout the US, Canada, and abroad. It is passionately supported by family law professionals wherever it is practiced because it allows couples to resolve disputes and reach a final agreement without fighting in court. It's simply a better option for many families as they navigate their path through divorce. In a simple question-and-answer format, this audiobook outlines how collaborative divorce works and how it might work for your family. This is a wonderful resource for any couple exploring divorce options. It is very comprehensive, packing a tremendous amount of helpful information into a succinct and easy-to-listen-to manual.
©2018 Jeremy S. Gaies, Psy.D. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
A relatively recent addition to more traditional law school topics like torts and contracts, legislation and regulation have become more and more of a mainstay in some of the countrys top law schools. Over the course of 12 nuanced and balanced lectures, examine a host of topics including the nature of regulation, the merits of lawmaking by legislation, the challenge of interpreting statutes, and the role of federal agencies in our legal system. Along the way, confront intriguing - and controversial - questions about the letter versus the spirit of the law, how much authority independent federal agencies should have, and when a court or the president should step in to impose their own interpretations. Also, get introductions to concepts like the intelligible principle (the standard, set by Congress, designed to guide and limit an agencys authority) and hard-look reviews (court-conducted reviews designed to focus on the substance of agency decision making). Given the increasingly prominent role of legislation and regulation in todays national discourse, its critical for law students and everyday leaders alike to understand how these forms of law govern countless aspects of our lives - including everything from workplace safety to the speed of your internet connection. These lectures are a fascinating introduction to how we, as citizens, can make sense of the law so we can comply with it - or challenge it when necessary. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 The Great Courses (P)2019 The Teaching Company, LLC
Featuring interviews with Tim Kennedy, Mark Divine. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, Sheriff Joe Lombardo of Las Vegas, Atlanta Chief Erika Shields, and former US representative Dave Reichert.
Tactical Reload offers a road map for police professionals eager to succeed as America transitions from unrest to a new age of social enlightenment.
Through honest personal stories and interviews with top police chiefs and thought leaders, Wilson thoroughly explores the present crisis of law enforcement and foreshadows a safer future.
Adam Wilson speaks to the tremendous potential for all law enforcement officers including rookies and those coming up the ranks. His personal experiences illuminate the dangers and ironies of protecting community while offering insights for improving the fight against crime.
Tactical Reload explores a wide range of topics that shatter assumptions and suggest police may enjoy more respect now than ever before - if they continue to upgrade their mind-set.
Embrace embarrassment school as an important rite of passage.
Respect people who commit crimes as a humane strategy for building trust.
Reject millennial entitlement and impatience or jeopardize rank promotions.
Win department and community accolades by behaving well in or out of the uniform.
Discover why authentic cops dont need to prove they are tough, but they had better heed mental fitness advice from a retired Navy SEAL.
Learn how mandatory psychological tests for cops could remove the shame of vulnerability and decrease suicides.
Build character and improve advancement by blending new academic credentials with street smarts.
©2019 Adam Wilson (P)2019 Adam Wilson
In 2014, Mackenzie Basham dropped her little boy off at her Mother's house on a Friday night, and never returned. The following week her family saw 19-year-old Mackenzie's mug shot on the local evening news channel, she has not been home since. This is the true story of Mackenzie's mother's personal diaries to her daughter through years of her incarceration, and Mackenzie's letters written back. They grieve one another yet still alive, as well as tackle issues of drug abuse, suicide, homosexuality, family acceptance, violence, prison rape, police corruption, and her child growing up without any parents. This story makes you feel like you are sitting in the prison cell afraid to close your eyes some nights, as well as Mackenzie describing the mental and physical torture many women inmates endure while in a state prison in the U.S. The audiobook also puts you in the frame of mind of a shattered mother who has watched a perfectly beautiful child spiral from her pride and joy down to hit rock bottom into their very own living hell.
©2019 Judy Frisby/Higher Ground Books & Media (P)2020 Judy Frisby/Higher Ground Books & Media
Mass Murder in the Sky: The Bombing of Flight 629 is a 7,063 word historical true crime piece about mass killer, Jack Gilbert Graham. It tells the shocking story of hatred, revenge, mass murder, terrorism, and a bizarre dynamite bomb Christmas gift that brought a plane down in the Colorado sky more than half a century ago, killing all forty-four passengers and crew, and the intense investigation that resulted in bringing the killer to justice and paying the ultimate price for his brutal crimes. On November 1, 1955, United Air Lines Flight 629 took off from Denver, Colorado's Stapleton Airfield en route to Portland, Oregon. Eleven minutes into the flight, there was a tremendous explosion that ended the lives of everyone aboard the ill-fated airliner. A coordinated effort between law enforcement agencies, Civil Aeronautics Board investigators, and United Air Lines officials led to identifying the killer as Jack Graham, whose very own mother was aboard the plane and targeted to die. The truth is certainly far more frightening than fiction as this tale will attest to.... Bonus material includes a complete tale on British serial killers, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley by R. Barri Flowers from his upcoming true crime anthology, Serial Killer Couples: Bonded by Sexual Depravity, Abduction, and Murder; and excerpts from the author's bestselling true crime classic, The Sex Slave Murders: The True Story of Serial Killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego.
©2011 R. Barri Flowers (P)2011 R. Barri Flowers
During the bleak winter of 1692 in the rigid Puritan community of Salem Village, Massachusetts, a group of young girls began experiencing violent fits, allegedly tormented by Satan and the witches who worshipped him. From the girls' initial denouncing of an Indian slave, the accusations soon multiplied. In less than two years, 19 men and women were hanged, one was pressed to death, and over a hundred others were imprisoned and impoverished. This evenhanded and now-classic history illuminates the horrifying episode with visceral clarity, from the opportunistic Putnam clan, who fanned the crisis to satisfy personal vendettas and greed, to four-year-old "witch" Dorcas Good, who was chained to a dank prison wall in darkness till she went mad. By placing the distant period of the Salem witch trials in the larger context of more contemporary eruptions of mass hysteria and intolerance, the author has created a work as thought-provoking as it is emotionally powerful.
©1995 Frances Hill (P)2014 Tantor
This program is read by the author. A deeply reported, riveting account of a cold case murder in Los Angeles, unsolved until DNA evidence implicated a shocking suspect - a female detective within the LAPDs own ranks. On February 24, 1986, 29-year-old newlywed Sherri Rasmussen was murdered in the home she shared with her husband, John. The crime scene suggested a ferocious struggle, and police initially assumed it was a burglary gone awry. Before her death, Sherri had confided to her parents that an ex-girlfriend of Johns, a Los Angeles police officer, had threatened her. The Rasmussens urged the LAPD to investigate the ex-girlfriend, but the original detectives pursued only burglary suspects, and the case went cold. DNA analysis did not exist when Sherri was murdered. Decades later, a swab from a bite mark on Sherris arm revealed her killer was in fact female, not male. A DNA match led to the arrest and conviction of veteran LAPD detective Stephanie Lazarus, Johns onetime girlfriend. The Lazarus Files delivers the visceral experience of being inside a real-life murder mystery. McGough reconstructs the lives of Sherri, John, and Stephanie; the love triangle that led to Sherris murder; and the homicide investigation that followed. Was Stephanie protected by her fellow officers? What did the LAPD know, and when did they know it? Are there other LAPD cold cases with a police connection that remain unsolved?
©2019 Matthew McGough (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
A major literary figure tells a searching tale of loss, recovery, and déja vu that is part memoir and what-if speculation, part polemic and exposé (The Washington Post) about two generations of one family - civil rights martyr Emmett Till and his father, Louis - shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Emmett Till took a train from his home in Chicago to visit family in Money, Mississippi; a few weeks later he returned home dead. Murdered because he was a colored boy and had, allegedly, whistled at a White woman. His mother, Mamie Till, chose to display her sons brutalized face in a glass-topped casket, so the world can see what they did to my baby. Emmett Tills murder and his mothers refusal to allow his story to be forgotten have become American legends. But one darkly significant twist in the Till legend is rarely mentioned: Louis Till, Emmetts father, Mamies husband, a soldier during World War II, was executed in Italy for committing rape and murder. In 1955, when he and Emmett were each only 14 years old, Wideman saw a horrific photograph of dead Emmetts battered face. Decades later, upon discovering that Louis Till had been court-martialed and hanged, he was impelled to investigate the tragically intertwined fates of father and son. Writing to Save a Life is part exploration and part meditation, a searching account of [Widemans] attempt to learn more about the short life of Louis Till (The New York Times Book Review) and shine light on the truths that have remained in darkness. Wideman, the author of the award-winning Brothers and Keepers, is a master of quiet meditation...and his book is remarkable for its insight and power (SFGate). An amalgam of research, memoir, and imagination, Writing to Save a Life is essential and impressive (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) listening - an engaging, enlightening conversation between generations, the living and the dead, fathers and sons.
©2016 John Edgar Wideman (P)2016 Simon & Schuster Audio
Have you ever wondered why some people just seem to keep winning in life while others seem to be on downward spirals? People who reach the great heights of success all have one thing in common: They understand how to use one powerful law of the universe. With the knowledge found in this book, I was able to create a life that most people consider a fairy tale. I earn over $360K every year through passive income, working from home. I go on at least seven vacations to exotic places all over the world every year. I have a wonderful marriage, with three beautiful children. I live in a half-million-dollar home (that is nearly paid off). I am a best-selling author who has sold out in different countries. And I am the CEO of the largest self-help YouTube channel, YouAreCreators. I did all of this using what most people call the law of attraction. Inside this book you will learn: How to create a vision with purpose The twin forces that determine your destiny How to set magnetic goals that pull you toward them Everything you need to know about visualization Wealth attraction Finding your purpose Empowering self-talk And much more...
©2015 Justin Perry & Costas Sarris (P)2016 Justin Perry & Costas Sarris
Now a New York Times best seller! An expert, extremely detailed account of John Adams finest hour. (Kirkus Reviews) Honoring the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre The New York Times best-selling author of Lincolns Last Trial and host of LivePD Dan Abrams and David Fisher tell the story of a trial that would change history. History remembers John Adams as a Founding Father and our countrys second president. But in the tense years before the American Revolution, he was still just a lawyer, fighting for justice in one of the most explosive murder trials of the era. On the night of March 5, 1770, shots were fired by British soldiers on the streets of Boston, killing five civilians. The Boston Massacre has often been called the first shots of the American Revolution. As John Adams would later remember, On that night the formation of American independence was born. Yet when the British soldiers faced trial, the young lawyer Adams was determined that they receive a fair one. He volunteered to represent them, keeping the peace in a powder keg of a colony, and in the process created some of the foundations of what would become United States law. In this book, New York Times best-selling authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher draw on the trial transcript, using Adams own words to transport listeners to colonial Boston, a city roiling with rebellion, where British military forces and American colonists lived side by side, waiting for the spark that would start a war.
©2020 Dan Abrams and David Fisher (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
The strife and horrors of the Civil War in America were raw with the wounds of the war lasting for decades; and affecting those who lived in both the North and the South. As the nation struggled to find unity, the forces of darkness and of those who wished to rule through intimidation and terror, spread their wicked ways under the cover of white sheets. This is the story of the Ku Klux Klan and their chief brand: Lynchings, as told in the original newspaper stories from journals across the nation. Some are brief, telling only of a single attack while others are more comprehensive and detailed, telling the story with the inclusion of complex and emotional occurrences. The attempt of the KKK to cloak the power of control over others with fear and violence is explained in some of these news stories. The chief advocate and leader of the Klan was interviewed by reporters and allowed fair access to give his side of the story. The heroism of various groups such as the NAACP and others who risked their lives standing up to thugs and criminals is also noted, as well as the words of those individuals and leaders who fought to eliminate the influence of the Ku Klux Klan. While the KKK had as much right as any group to demonstrate and articulate their cause, the deceits and criminal actions employed by them separated their group from the legal actions of others. For listeners in the 21st Century who know little of the life and death of the KKK, the admonition to understand and know history in order to avoid repeating it, should be considered. Therefore, it is in that hope that this audiobook has been prepared. WARNING: Authentic descriptions are vivid and brutal and the racially charged language of this historic news reports and commentary has not been modified. This material is for adults and parental guidance is appropriate.
©2012 Kenneth C. Rossignol (P)2013 Kenneth C. Rossignol
When it comes to estate planning and the effective transfer of wealth, most discussions involving the terms wealth and money use those terms interchangeably. Although the two are not the same, most estate planners today do not even broach this concept with their clients or include the less-tangible aspects of wealth as they draft an estate plan. They simply develop an estate plan that prepares the family's financial assets to be dumped, divided, deferred, and dissipated among the members of the next generation. These estate plans typically reflect a very linear way of thinking. In other words, if transferring some amount of financial wealth is good, then transferring more financial wealth is better. Not only is this approach is myopic and simplistic, but it's ultimately destructive because it focuses on the fire (the result) and not on the flint and kindling (the tools and resources that produce the result). Entrusted lays out the foundations of entrusted planning process, which aligns the principles and values of a family with their tangible assets and prepares future generations to build a true and lasting legacy. It's a process that draws from the very origins of estate law, which placed the highest value on who was involved - on who was entrusted. By focusing on the means to an end (education, personal character, home ownership, entrepreneurship, charitable service) as opposed to the end (stocks, bonds, real estate, and businesses), entrusted planning has the greatest potential to do the maximum amount of multigenerational good with the least amount of collateral damage. Entrusted families have goals that are both deep and broad. They're less interested in preparing their families to be rich and more interested in preparing them to manage, sustain, and carry on a rich legacy.
©2015 YH Publishing, LLC (P)2015 YH Publishing, LLC
Award-winning Civil Rights advocate Mary Frances Berry sheds new light on the fight for reparations. Callie House, an ex-slave who led the fight, founded the Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty, and Pension Association in 1899. Defying conventions of race, class, and gender, Callie led the organization in an attempt to petition the government for the pension promised them as freedmen.
©2005 Mary Frances Berry (P)2006 Recorded Books,LLC
Dealing with Copyright and Suppression Claims in a Social Media Age deals with the growing challenge to writers and publishers over what they can and cant publish as more and more information is available online. Some of this material is covered by copyright, and some is not, and it is increasingly difficult to tell what is and isnt permitted. Accordingly, this audiobook covers these topics: What to know about copyright law as it affects books and other materials on the Internet and what to do about copyright challenges. How to reduce your chances of facing a suppression claim and how to overcome such a claim. It includes the following chapters: The two warnings that started it all What you should know about copyright law What to do about copyright infringement What to do if your book is suppressed PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2018 Gini Graham Scott (P)2018 Gini Graham Scott
This third edition of The Mueller Report, released on November 9, 2020, was compiled using the FOIA-Processed Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election. Previously redacted material was released in June 2020 related Roger Stone and additional unredacted information was released by the Department of Justice in November about the Russian interference efforts. This version of the report has been edited to improve previous editions of the Mueller Report by removing references to legal material, appendices, and footnotes within the full report. Added are references to the approximate length of the redacted material to help with the listening experience for The Mueller Report audio podcast. Volume one of this report details the Special Counsels investigation that established that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election principally through two operations. Although the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts, the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities. Volume two of this report describes actions the President of the United States took towards the ongoing FBI investigation into Russias interference in the 2016 presidential election and related matters that raised questions about whether he had obstructed justice.
Public Domain (P)2020 Timberlane Media
New York Times best-selling authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher bring to life the incredible story of one of Americas most publicized - and most surprising - criminal trials in history. No crime in history had more eyewitnesses. On November 24, 1963, two days after the killing of President Kennedy, a troubled nightclub owner named Jack Ruby quietly slipped into the Dallas police station and assassinated the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. Millions of Americans witnessed the killing on live television, and yet the event would lead to questions for years to come. It also would help to spark the conspiracy theories that have continued to resonate today. Under the long shadow cast by the assassination of Americas beloved president, few would remember the bizarre trial that followed three months later in Dallas, Texas. How exactly does one defend a man who was seen pulling the trigger in front of millions? And, more important, how did Jack Ruby, who fired point-blank into Oswald live on television, die an innocent man? Featuring a colorful cast of characters, including the nations most flamboyant lawyer pitted against a tough-as-Texas prosecutor, award-winning authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher unveil the astonishing details behind the first major trial of the television century. While it was Jack Ruby who appeared before the jury, it was also the city of Dallas and the American legal system being judged by the world.
©2021 Dan Abrams and David Fisher (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Have you recently been denied for credit cards? Can you not buy the house you deserve? Do you have a subprime FICO score? America runs on credit. Having a good credit score helps you get ahead, save money, and improve your lifestyle. Having subprime credit means you have to work twice as hard to get the same material comforts as someone with excellent credit. Corporate America has set up a system to entrap hard working Americans into debt slavery. A couple missed payments can send your score spiraling down into the depths, making it difficult or impossible to borrow money for your future. Fortunately, you can fight back. Since credit is so crucial, there is a system of checks and balances that you can use to improve your credit score. Credit repair companies will charge you thousands of dollars to use these techniques. In reality, all you need is some education about how the system works. You have to know the system to beat the system! This book includes sample letters you can use to repair your credit, also. Inside: Why your credit score is so important How the FICO score works Why the worse your credit is, the easier it is to improve How to dispute incorrect items on your credit report How to use the fair debt collection practices act to your advantage How to use time limits under the law to win disputes automatically How to negotiate with creditors How to negotiate medical bills and hospital liens These principles are easy to apply and will change your life for the better. Take back the power from the credit bureaus and take your life back.
©2017 North of Sunset Publishing (P)2017 North of Sunset Publishing
This is a shocking story of kidnapping, rape, torture, mutilation, dismemberment, decapitation, and murder. The subject matter in this book is graphic. On March 24, 1987, the Philadelphia Police Department received a phone call from a woman who stated that she had been held captive for the last four months. When police officers arrived at the pay phone from which the call was made, Josephina Rivera told them that she and three other women had been held captive in a basement by a man named Gary Heidnik. He imprisoned women in chains, in the filth and stench of a hole dug under his home.
©2016 RJ Parker (P)2016 RJ Parker Publishing
Isaac Kronenberg does it again with another fabulous blogging book that goes above and beyond anything else out there! This latest book by Kronenberg is the most advanced blogging book on the market, teaching nothing but the most effective blogging monetization strategies that exist to get your blog from zero to $2000 a month in 90 days. Everything in this book is based on real strategies currently used by top-earning bloggers. Whether you're new to blogging or an advanced blogger, if there was some magic pill that could take you from nothing to earning a full-time income from a blog, then this book is the closest thing in existence to that magic pill. If you're serious about earning an income blogging, then this book will be the best book which you've ever heard on the subject.
©2017 Isaac Kronenberg (P)2017 Isaac Kronenberg
Collectors almost killed my father and forced me to grow up without a dad! Don't let the government or the IRS steal your sovereignty away from you! Put simply, your sovereignty is under attack. You don't need the red pill to see it because you've already been unplugged. It's all around you. Within this audiobook lies top secrets known only to the FBI and a few law enforcement agencies: How to disappear in style and retain assets. How to switch up multiple identities on the fly and be invisible such that no one; not your ex, not your parole officer, nor even the federal government can find you. Ever. The Invisibility Toolkit is the ultimate guide for anyone who values their privacy or needs to disappear. Whether you're running from stalkers or hit men or overzealous cops or divorce courts, you owe it to yourself to learn how to protect your greatest asset: you and your family! But be warned. Going incognito is dangerous and for that, you need a dangerous book. This book is one the NSA doesn't want you to listen to! It's stuff you won't see in any James Bond or Bourne film or even Burn Notice. But if you love freedom, this book is mandatory listening, because it's lifesaving listening. You'll learn: How to disappear using CIA counter-surveillance techniques in the Far East How to wear a perfect disguise How to bring down a drone How to be invisible in Canada, Thailand, China or the Philippines How to use Darkcoins on the run How to fool skip tracers How to sneak into Canada How spies use networking to be anonymous Edward Snowden's biggest mistakes The fallacies of True Lies Opsec in foreign countries, and much more! You've got just two choices: live free on your feet or as a slave on your knees. Let me show you how to break those chains.
©2015 Lance Henderson (P)2015 Lance Henderson
America's most prominent legal mind and the number-one best-selling author of Chutzpah and The Best Defense, Alan Dershowitz, recounts his legal autobiography, describing how he came to the law, as well as the cases that have changed American jurisprudence over the past 50 years, most of which he has personally been involved in. In Taking the Stand, Dershowitz reveals the evolution of his own thinking on such fundamental issues as censorship and the First Amendment, Civil Rights, Abortion, homicide, and the increasing role that science plays in a legal defense. Alan Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University, and the author of such acclaimed best sellers as Chutzpah, The Best Defense, and Reversal of Fortune, for the first time recounts his legal biography, describing his struggles academically at Yeshiva High School growing up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, his successes at Yale, clerking for Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, his appointment to full professor at the Harvard at age 28, the youngest in the school's history. Dershowitz went on to work on many of the most celebrated cases in the land, from appealing (successfully) Claus Von Bulow's conviction for the murder of his wife, Sunny, to the O.J. Simpson trial, to defending Mike Tyson, Leona Helmsley, Patty Hearst, and countless others. He is currently part of the legal team advising Julian Assange.
©2013 Alan Dershowitz (P)2013 Random House Audio
Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers - mainly young women - suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters. Believing that they suffered from assaults by an invisible spirit, the community began a hunt to track down those responsible for the demonic work. The resulting Salem Witch Trials, culminating in the execution of 19 villagers, persists as one of the most mysterious and fascinating events in American history. Historians have speculated on a web of possible causes for the witchcraft that started in Salem and spread across the region - religious crisis, ergot poisoning, an encephalitis outbreak, frontier war hysteria - but most agree that there was no single factor. Rather, as Emerson Baker illustrates in this seminal new work, Salem was "a perfect storm": a unique convergence of conditions and events that produced something extraordinary throughout New England in 1692 and the following years, and which has haunted us ever since. Baker shows how a range of factors in the Bay colony in the 1690s, including a new charter and government, a lethal frontier war, and religious and political conflicts, set the stage for the dramatic events in Salem. Engaging a range of perspectives, he looks at the key players in the outbreak - the accused witches and the people they allegedly bewitched, as well as the judges and government officials who prosecuted them - and wrestles with questions about why the Salem tragedy unfolded as it did, and why it has become an enduring legacy.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2015 Emerson W. Baker (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Prosperity is not something you attain; it's something you tune in to. Few people know that the very words they use either attract or repel prosperity (law of attraction). This book is a compilation of modern and ancient techniques on using the power of the spoken word to attract prosperity and abundance in one's life!
©2016 Justin Perry (P)2016 Justin Perry
Alan Dershowitz, one of the foremost legal thinkers of our time, explores a series of questions raised by the most watched criminal trial in American history. Through this brilliant, eye-opening account of the O.J. Simpson case, he exposes the realities of the criminal justice system in this country. Here, Professor Dershowitz examines the issues and social forces - media, money, gender, and race - that shape the criminal justice system in America today. Among the fascinating questions raised: Was this really a case of circumstantial evidence? Did Simpson's wealth "buy" the acquittal? How could one of the longest trials in the history of America's judicial system produce a verdict after less than four hours of jury deliberation? Reasonable Doubts is a work of lasting importance; it will force us to rethink our assumptions, not only about the case itself but about the strengths - and weaknesses - of the criminal justice syste. This book is for the many thoughtful observers who sincerely and understandably believe that O.J. Simpson murdered Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman, and that the jury's verdict of not guilty was therefore a miscarriage of justice.
©1996 Alan M. Dershowitz (P)1996 Simon & Schuster Audio
The gruesome murders of the beautiful and talented actress Sharon Tate, her unborn child, and four others that same night at the hands of the notorious Manson family rocked the nation. As one of the most horrific crimes in modern history, these atrocities, the trial, and the subsequent conviction of Charles Manson and his followers caused a media sensation, spawning movies, documentaries, and best-selling books, including the classic Helter Skelter. A defining moment in an era otherwise associated with radical peace, love, and understanding, this incident is one that still resonates with millions today. Yet while this crime left an indelible mark on societys consciousness, it was, first and foremost, a shattering personal tragedy for those closest to Sharonthe loving family left to cope with the emotional devastation of her loss. Now, after nearly 40 years, their story is finally revealed. Compiled by close family friend Alisa Statman and Sharons niece, Brie Tate, Restless Souls draws on a wealth of material, including interviews with the Tates, personal letters, tape recordings, home movies, public interviews, private journals, and official documents to provide a powerful, poignant, and affecting four-decade, three-generation memoir of crime and punishment, anguish and hope, rage and love, that is both a chronicle of death and a celebration of life. Extending beyond all previous accounts, Restless Souls is the most revealing, riveting, and emotionally raw account not just of these heinous murders, the hunt and capture of the killers, and the behind-the-scenes drama of their trials, but of the torment victims families' endure for years in the wake of such senseless violence. Tate family members here set the record straight, correcting media misinformation and delving well beyond the official storyline to provide information, much of it available for the first time. Intimate, honest, and heartfelt, Restless Souls reveals remarkable details, including: The dramatic role Sharons father, P.J., a retired Army intelligence officer, played in finding his daughters murderers The reaction P.J. had when he came face to facealonewith Sharons convicted killer in a holding room during a parole hearing The threats and menace that extended beyond prison walls, haunting the victims family for generations later The fight Sharons mother, Doris, mounted to insure the rights of victims loved ones, particularly the right to make an "impact statement" at parole hearingsa legacy that has helped keep dangerous criminals behind bars The battles Sharons sister, Patti, waged with the entertainment industry as she tirelessly worked to prevent artists from glorifying her sisters killers in music, art, and films Told from the Tates extraordinary perspective Restless Souls offers a rare glimpse at the post-trauma survival of a family and their journey to find justice and, ultimately, peacea glimpse that couldnt be more timely as Charles Manson comes up for parole again in 2012.
©2012 Alisa Statman and Brie Tate (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
A collection of maxims that directed the military operations of the greatest captain of modern times cannot fail to prove of great use to such young officers as really desire a knowledge of the art of war. The maxims are illustrated by instances drawn from the campaigns of Gustavus Adolphus, Turenne, Frederick, and Napoleon. These great men were all governed by the same principles, and it is by applying these principles to the perusal of their respective campaigns that every military man will recognize their wisdom and make such use of them hereafter as his own particular genius shall point out.
Public Domain (P)2018 Combray Media
A seasoned deal lawyer demystifies the process of buying a small business. Learn about what happens before, during and after the closing of the deal. Learn what typical purchase agreement provisions mean. Educating yourself about the process, what to expect, and how to resolve common issues can help reduce stress, save time, and save on legal fees.
©2017 Joel Ankney (P)2020 Joel Ankney
In this interview with Shari Karney, Esq., the attorney and commentator discusses her opinions on the subject of child molesting, specifically referencing the recent Sandusky trial. There is increasing American national attention on the often secret subject of child molesting and child molesters. Attorney Shari Karney of Santa Monica, California, has been working on these kinds of cases with others in the United States and especially California - almost as a crusade, as revealed in this interview.
©2012 Peter A. Menkin (P)2013 Peter A. Menkin
Learn important debt and bankruptcy terms you should know. Bankruptcy is fast becoming an everyday topic of conversation. Like most specialties, bankruptcy law has a language of its own. Its unfamiliar words and phrases make it difficult to comprehend. It is important to understand key terms and phrases while going through the bankruptcy process. Not only will this help when speaking with your lawyer but also assist you if you are required to go to court. If you are filing for bankruptcy, it is important to understand each term so that you understand each persons role and what is happening. You do not want to misunderstand the different types of debts or assets and confuse which debts may be wiped out or what property may be taken and sold in order to pay off your debts. This practical debt and bankruptcy guide helps you understand: Debt inheritance Dealing with tax debt Steps to pay off debt Debt relief and debt forgiveness The debt collection process Good and bad debt Downside of filing for bankruptcy Steps detailing what happens if you declare bankruptcy Ways how bankruptcy works and who pays for bankruptcies Effects of declaring bankruptcy The three types of bankruptcies If you don't understand various financial terms, chances are you may inadvertently damage your credit or even end up deeper in debt. This practical audiobook explains over 140 of the most important and commonly used debt and bankruptcy terms. Every term is explained in detail, with clear and concise article style description and practical examples.
©2019 Thomas Herold (P)2019 Thomas Herold
Change your outlook through developing a successful mindset. What if new habits could dramatically improve your mindset? What if you could grow your business and increase your revenue with a few simple steps? Imagine changing your life, having freedom, and getting the opportunity to be your own boss, set your own hours, and achieve your lifelong goals. Amazon best-selling author Paul G. Brodie covers how to develop a successful mindset in the next 90 days. Here is an inside peek at what you will get out of Champion. In this audiobook, you will learn how to: Deal with adversity Make a choice to change your life Be coachable Use both gratitude and humility in your life Go all in when it is time to start your own business Utilize travel to improve your life Get an accountability partner Expand your mind Utilize the five ones to change your life and build a successful business quickly Work hard and work smart Bonus questions are at the end of each chapter to help develop your successful mindset. Start your journey towards developing a successful mindset today!
©2017 Paul Brodie (P)2017 Paul Brodie
Indipendentemente dalle ragioni del sì e del no, l'esito del referendum costituzionale ha mostrato la capacità di tenuta della Carta costituzionale tra i cittadini italiani. Aggiornato ai più recenti sviluppi, l'audiolibro introduce l'ascoltatore alla "legge fondamentale della Repubblica", di cui delinea l'architettura, i concetti chiave, il linguaggio e lo spirito, illustrando con chiarezza i contenuti del testo, dai diritti civili, politici e sociali all'organizzazione dei poteri dello Stato, alla giustizia, ai rapporti internazionali e con l'Europa.
©2017 Società editrice il Mulino Spa (P)2018 Audible Studios
The crime was unforgivable. The suspected murderer-unbelievable. One man's pursuit of justice - unstoppable. The death of promising young pediatric AIDS researcher Eric Miller stunned the Raleigh, North Carolina, community, largely because of the horrific way he was killed. For months, Eric was slowly tortured as arsenic consumed his body. No one thought that Eric Miller's wife, Ann - an attractive, demure, educated scientist - could be capable of such a horrible crime. No one except for veteran homicide investigator Chris Morgan, a man in the twilight of his career. But from the moment Morgan saw the 30-year-old widow in the interview room at the police department, he knew he was seeing pure evil. Now, journalist Amanda Lamb details Morgan's dogged investigation-a quest for the truth that would last four years and see another life taken before Ann Miller's tangled web of death and deceit finally came to light. Contains mature themes.
©2008 Amanda Lamb (P)2019 Tantor
What does economics have to do with law? Suppose legislators propose that armed robbers receive life imprisonment. Editorial pages applaud them for getting tough on crime. Constitutional lawyers raise the issue of cruel and unusual punishment. Legal philosophers ponder questions of justness. An economist, on the other hand, observes that making the punishment for armed robbery the same as that for murder encourages muggers to kill their victims. This is the cut-to-the-chase quality that makes economics not only applicable to the interpretation of law, but beneficial to its crafting. Drawing on numerous commonsense examples, in addition to his extensive knowledge of Chicago-school economics, David D. Friedman offers a spirited defense of the economic view of law. He clarifies the relationship between law and economics in clear prose that is friendly to students, lawyers, and lay listeners without sacrificing the intellectual heft of the ideas presented. Friedman is the ideal spokesman for an approach to law that is controversial not because it overturns the conclusions of traditional legal scholars - it can be used to advocate a surprising variety of political positions, including both sides of such contentious issues as capital punishment - but rather because it alters the very nature of their arguments. For example, rather than viewing landlord-tenant law as a matter of favoring landlords over tenants or tenants over landlords, an economic analysis makes clear that a bad law injures both groups in the long run. And unlike traditional legal doctrines, economics offers a unified approach, one that applies the same fundamental ideas to understand and evaluate legal rules in contract, property, crime, tort, and every other category of law, whether in modern day America or other times and places - and systems of non-legal rules, such as social norms, as well. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2000 Princeton University Press (P)2020 David Director Friedman
How can you make $3,000 to even $100,000 a month and achieving financial freedom? It would be through social media marketing and building your brand. Social media marketing and You Tube can be one the most lucrative online businesses. Thousands of people are making a living from social media marketing, and so can you after listening to this audiobook. This audiobook goes into detail on how to start making money from You Tube and social media marketing, so you can build your online business empire; we will talk about the deep secrets most successful online business passive income makers don't want you to know about making money thru social media marketing. Just remember, if you follow the steps in this audiobook precisely, then you should have no problem making $10,000 a month from social media marketing within 90 days. Remember to work hard and to listen carefully. You will reap the benefits of this fantastic audiobook. Doesnt matter if you are a beginner or a pro, this audiobook has it all. You will learn: Why every social media marketer and influencer person needs this audiobook - Explaining in detail as to why this audiobook is a must read for any aspiring online business entrepreneur. How to pick a niche - How to find a niche which would be best suited for you the listener. Domain name + hosting + wordpress - Explain how to find the best and the most cost-effective domain name + hosting + wordpress. First video post - Explaining to listeners how to set up your first video post. Affiliate marketing - Going step-by-step on how to find a good affiliate program which will sell and make profits. SEO - Explaining the importance of SEO, also showing how to boost ranking on Google. Importance of YouTube - Why is YouTube an excellent idea for bloggers, and how it can help them get amazing traffic to their blog. How to build an email list - Showcasing some the most sought-after methods for collecting emails for your blog. Guest blogging - Learn how they can generate more traffic to their blog by guest posting. Business writing and soaring to new heights with more clients. Build your brand, be an influencer and leader, dominate the competition. How to use all these methods - Summing up everything we just talked about in this book, and explaining how to use these methods for best results. Facebook strategies and more! All the ins and outs of the different social media marketing sites. Keep growing your empire - Briefly touching on how to keep building your blogging empire even after you have achieved the $3,000 a month mark. And much much more! So what are you waiting for? Get this audiobook now before it is too late.
©2019 Tim Steinberg, Mike Ace (P)2019 Tim Steinberg, Mike Ace
Do not allow bad credit to ruin your life! Your credit score is one of the most important numbers that will ever be attached to your name. Credit is the deciding factor in whether you will be approved for a mortgage, car loan, credit card, or employment opportunities! Remove negative items from your credit report and take control of your financial future today!
©2016 K.N. Carter (P)2016 K.N. Carter
Your health and safety shortcut An informative no-nonsense guide to health and safety. Health and safety is a very dry arduous subject. Let us be totally honest! Everyone has an opinion on it, and its mostly bad. The whole perceived premise around health and safety is that its often over the top, its the nanny state, its overbearing, and The Man is giving us extra things to do. In reality its there to keep us all safe and healthy. The government imposes through law stringent things that we all must comply with, and we must have certain things in place. This book helps cut through the massive headache of all of the technical and hard to understand regulations. After listening to this book you will have a clear and concise understanding of the requirements placed upon you by the government and have practical tasks to complete to help you get legally compliant inside of the law. Health and safety overview How the regulations affect you Reasonably practicable? Hazard? Risk? All explained What you must have in place And much much more.
©2020 Neil Munro & Ian Stone (P)2020 Neil Munro & Ian Stone
Do you desperately want to know how to save your marriage...but you have no answers? You feel helpless and frustrated. The pain does not diminish, it magnifies, consumes your mind, and tears your heart to pieces. This is what I often hear from my customers. Three books in one. This collection includes: Couple Therapy Workbook Healing from infidelity Codependency You may have heard painful things like "I'm not happy anymore", "I don't love you", or "I'm leaving you". Perhaps your partner has already left you. Whatever the situation, I know how extremely difficult, stressful and harrowing this situation is... and I know how hopeless such a situation can make you feel. So, I'll begin by telling you that there is a light at the end of this long, dark tunnel. With this collection, you will learn: Couple Therapy Workbook - Conflict is part of every relationship, even the healthiest ones. The key to a long-lasting relationship isn't avoiding fights, but rather seeing them as opportunities to work together. This handbook is a helpful toolkit containing expert advice and activities to help both of you cultivate stronger attachment bonds and greater relationship. Healing from Infidelity - Betrayal represents a direct attack on self-esteem. Not only will we feel angry, emotional pain, or even hate, but it is a common occurrence to feel humiliated. This can lead to the risk of falling into depression. Fortunately, the contents of this manual can help you to overcome the pain, no matter what kind of betrayal you have suffered or the depth of the wound inflicted. There is always a chance of recovery if you follow the right path. Codependency - In a crisis, it's easy to revert to old patterns. Caring for your well-being during the coronavirus pandemic includes maintaining healthy boundaries and saying no to unhealthy relationships. Listen to this audiobook now!
©2020 Janis Bryans PsyD (P)2021 Janis Bryans PsyD
In the early 2000s, federal enforcement efforts sent white collar criminals at Enron and WorldCom to prison. But since the 2008 financial collapse, this famously hasnt happened. Corporations have been permitted to enter into deferred prosecution agreements and avoid criminal convictions, in part due to a mistaken assumption that leniency would encourage cooperation and because enforcement agencies dont have the funding or staff to pursue lengthy prosecutions, says distinguished Columbia Law Professor John C. Coffee. We are moving from a system of justice for organizational crime that mixed carrots and sticks to one that is all carrots and no sticks, he says. He offers a series of bold proposals for ensuring that corporate malfeasance can once again be punished. For example, he describes incentives that could be offered to both corporate executives to turn in their corporations and to corporations to turn in their executives, allowing prosecutors to play them off against each other. Whistle-blowers should be offered cash bounties to come forward because, Coffee writes, it is easier and cheaper to buy information than seek to discover it in adversarial proceedings. All federal enforcement agencies should be able to hire outside counsel on a contingency fee basis, which would cost the public nothing and provide access to discovery and litigation expertise the agencies dont have. Through these and other equally controversial ideas, Coffee intends to rebalance the scales of justice.
©2020 John C. Coffee Jr. (P)2020 John C. Coffee Jr.
What I'm about to reveal in this audiobook may shock you! You may shake your head in disbelief. However, trust me.... The question is, would you like to have the power of influencing anyone you want or have them do exactly as you bid? Just imagine how great would it be to persuade your boss to give you a raise, or that hot girl to come home with you.... Persuasion - The Key to Seduce the Universe! is here to help! This book will help you save time, energy, and money as it gives you all the most important techniques and strategies for you to influence, persuade, and seduce the whole world. In this book you will find: The Basic Techniques of Persuasion, and how to develop them easily and quickly! How to Influence Human Behavior: you won't live at the effect of others, you will be the cause! Mind Reading Secrets: own every interaction and get what you really want...always! ...and much more! You can have this power. The power to have people literally obey you and still be happy about it; the power that will enable you to influence people's thoughts, emotions, and behavior in nearly any situation. This book will teach you how to listen and speak more effectively, read people's minds without them noticing, avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies that allow you to successfully communicate your point of view and control their decisions, whether it's a client, a girl, or your boss. So get your own copy of Persuasion: The Key to Seduce the Universe! today! It will be the best decision you ever make!
©2018 Robert Moore (P)2018 Robert Moore
The New Billable Hour is a practical guide for lawyers to gain control of their time, work, and life. In todays demanding world, lawyers must learn how to increase productivity so that they can competently bill more hours, while still having a personal life. Lawyer and productivity consultant Ritu Goswamy presents her unique system where lawyers learn: How to have more hours in the day to bill clients How to bill more hours in less time How to take back control of their time How to transform hours into wealth How to balance the priorities in their life Goswamys guide teaches lawyers how to bill more hours in less time by turning the traditional billable hour on its head. By following her steps and billing themselves one new billable hour per day, lawyers have more capacity to focus on their work, increase their billable time, and make more money.
©2019 Ritu Goswamy Esq. (P)2019 Ritu Goswamy Esq.
Already acclaimed in England as "first-rate" (The Sunday Times); a model of meticulous, courageous and path-breaking scholarship"(Literary Review); and "absorbing and thoroughly gripping; deserves a lasting place among histories of the war" (The Sunday Telegraph), Hunting Evil is the first complete and definitive account of how the Nazis escaped and were pursued and captured - or managed to live long lives as fugitives. At the end of the Second World War, an estimated 30,000 Nazi war criminals fled from justice, including some of the highest ranking members of the Nazi Party. Many of them have names that resonate deeply in 20th-century history -- Eichmann, Mengele, Martin Bormann, and Klaus Barbie -- not just for the monstrosity of their crimes, but also because of the shadowy nature of their post-war existence, holed up in the depths of Latin America, always one step ahead of their pursuers. Aided and abetted by prominent people throughout Europe, they hid in foreboding castles high in the Austrian alps, and were taken in by shady Argentine secret agents. The attempts to bring them to justice are no less dramatic, featuring vengeful Holocaust survivors, inept politicians, and daring plots to kidnap or assassinate the fugitives.Hunting Evil authoritatively debunks much of what has previously been understood about Nazis and Nazi hunters in the post war era, including myths about the alleged Spider and Odessa escape networks and the surprising truth about the world's most legendary Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. From its haunting chronicle of the monstrous mass murders the Nazis perpetrated and the murky details of their postwar existence to the challenges of hunting them down, Hunting Evil is a monumental work of nonfiction written with the pacing and intrigue of a thriller.
©2010 Guy Walters (P)2010 Random House
Eight known victims and one set of skeletal remains. Will Larry Lee Smith get away with murder? Similar Transactions is a gripping memoir about the author's determination, over a seven-year period, to solve a murder and to bring the perpetrator to justice. Former social worker S. R. Reynolds has never forgotten the mishandled case of 15-year-old Michelle Anderson, a vibrant beauty who went missing from Reynolds' Knoxville, Tennessee, neighborhood years earlier. Aided by her old professor, famed forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass - founder of the University of Tennessee's Body Farm - Reynolds picks up the trail of this cold case. As she presses neglected pieces of the puzzle into place, Reynolds unearths a string of heinous kidnappings and rapes across the South, crimes that span decades. She talks to the victims. A picture begins to form. Patterns appear. And all evidence points to one man: convicted sex offender Larry Lee Smith. As a result of Reynolds' efforts, the Knoxville Police Department reopens the cold case of Michelle's disappearance, but Larry Lee is about to be released from a Georgia prison, where he served time for a related crime - a "similar transaction." What transpires in this story is amazing.
©2015 S. R. Reynolds (P)2016 S. R. Reynolds
Lets be honest - traditional small firm law practice is not working very well. Too many small firm lawyers struggle to make ends meet, get clients, meet clients expectations, or they wrestle with mental health issues or substance abuse. Meanwhile, there is a huge gap between those who need legal help and those who can get it. But it doesnt have to be that way.
We can build better firms, be more effective with our clients, enjoy better health and a greater sense of fulfillment, and make a bigger impact on our communities.
With the client-centric law firm management model in The Small Firm Roadmap, youll see that getting started is easier than you think. The team from Lawyerist.com - Aaron Street, Sam Glover, Stephanie Everett, and Marshall Lichty - will help you gain clarity around your career and firm goals and identify successful strategies for starting, managing, and growing a thriving future-oriented law firm.
If youre ready to do great work that supports a great life, this audiobook is for you.
©2019 Lawyerist (P)2019 Lawyerist
Since the "surge" in Iraq in 2006, counterinsurgency effectively became America's dominant approach for fighting wars. Yet many of the major controversies and debates surrounding counterinsurgency have turned not on military questions but on legal ones: Who can the military attack with drones? Is the occupation of Iraq legitimate? What tradeoffs should the military make between self-protection and civilian casualties? What is the right framework for negotiating with the Taliban? How can we build the rule of law in Afghanistan? The Counterinsurgent's Constitution tackles this wide range of legal issues from the vantage point of counterinsurgency strategy. Ganesh Sitaraman explains why law matters in counterinsurgency: how it operates on the ground and how law and counterinsurgency strategy can be better integrated. Counterinsurgency, Sitaraman notes, focuses on winning over the population, providing essential services, building political and legal institutions, and fostering economic development. So, unlike in conventional war, where law places humanitarian restraints on combat, law and counterinsurgency are well aligned and reinforce one another. Indeed, following the law and building the rule of law is not just the right thing to do, it is strategically beneficial. Moreover, reconciliation with enemies can both help to end the conflict and preserve the possibility of justice for war crimes. Following the rule of law is an important element of success. The first book on law and counterinsurgency strategy, The Counterinsurgent's Constitution seamlessly integrates law and military strategy to illuminate some of the most pressing issues in warfare and the transition from war to peace. Its lessons also apply to conflicts in Libya and other hot-spots in the Middle East.
©2013 Oxford University Press (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
This House of Grief is a heartbreaking audiobook by one of Australia's most admired authors. Anyone can see the place where the children died. You take the Princes Highway past Geelong, and keep going west in the direction of Colac. Late in August 2006, soon after I had watched a magistrate commit Robert Farquharson to stand trial before a jury on three charges of murder, I headed out that way on a Sunday morning, across the great volcanic plain. On the evening of 4 September 2005, Father's Day, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was driving his three sons home to their mother, Cindy, when his car left the road and plunged into a dam. The boys, aged 10, seven and two, drowned. Was this an act of revenge or a tragic accident? The court case became Helen Garner's obsession. She followed it on its protracted course until the final verdict. In this utterly compelling audiobook, Helen Garner tells the story of a man and his broken life. She presents the theatre of the courtroom with its actors and audience - all gathered to witness to the truth - players in the extraordinary and unpredictable drama of the quest for justice.
©2014 Helen Garner (P)2016 Bolinda
Learn how Buddhism, the fourth largest religion in the world, can help you deal better with suffering and also improve your mental capabilities like focus, empathy, etc. The truth is that everyone faces personal struggle as they navigate through life. Its just inevitable. To not expect obstacles or suffering is as naive as not preparing for them. But what preparation can we do to deal with suffering? This is not exactly a new question were asking here. Eastern religion and spirituality have been providing us with many solutions for ages. Reputedly the most practical and widespread of them is Buddhism. Considered to be the most scientific religion currently in existence, Buddhism gives us tools and techniques to manage ourselves better in the face of adversity. It attempts to bring us back in touch with reality and stay present in our experiences. Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. (Gautama Buddha) Promoting values like non-violence and peace while not identifying a supreme being or God, Buddhism currently has over 360 million followers all over the world. Due to its emphasis on practical techniques for self growth such as meditation, community, etc., some people believe that Buddhism is more of a psychology than a religion. Nevertheless, it has helped millions of people with their personal problems like stress, anxiety, depression, etc. If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism. (Albert Einstein) In this audiobook, Buddhist monk and mindfulness teacher Dharma Hazari gives you the essence of Buddhism and how you can gain practical value from it in your day-to-day life.
©2018 Dharma Hazari (P)2018 Dharma Hazari
This updated classic offers clear and concise explanations of the basic legal concepts of government contract law for professionals at any stage of their career. In straightforward language for contracting officers, contract administrators, contractors, subcontractors, and others in the procurement field, this new edition has been updated with new cases and regulations. The book breaks down the complex arena of government contract law into its three most basic parts: the contracting parties, the contract itself, and legal challenges. It begins by examining key aspects of the contracting officers job and provides guidance for navigating its different and often conflicting demands. The government contractors responsibilities and challenges are also outlined. Government contracts come in a lot more varieties than the typical commercial contract, and they also tend to be long and confusing. The second part of the book introduces the different types of legal agreements the government uses to buy the goods and services it needs - and addresses the challenges of writing a perfectly clear contract and guidelines for interpreting an ambiguous one. The book concludes with an overview of the government contract litigation process. This is an essential text for students preparing to do the work of government contracts, an indispensable guide for those new to the work, and a valuable reference for contracting personnel who seek solutions to specific issues they face in their day-to-day work.
©2018 Terry O'Connor (P)2019 Terry O'Connor
A myth-shattering narrative of how a nation embraced "separation" and its pernicious consequences. Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court case synonymous with "separate but equal", created remarkably little stir when the justices announced their near-unanimous decision on May 18, 1896. Yet it is one of the most compelling and dramatic stories of the 19th century, whose outcome embraced and protected segregation, and whose reverberations are still felt into the 21st. Separate spans a striking range of characters and landscapes, bound together by the defining issue of their time and ours - race and equality. Wending its way through a half-century of American history, the narrative begins at the dawn of the railroad age, in the North, home to the nation's first separate railroad car, then moves briskly through slavery and the Civil War to Reconstruction and its aftermath, as separation took root in nearly every aspect of American life. Award-winning author Steve Luxenberg draws from letters, diaries, and archival collections to tell the story of Plessy v. Ferguson through the eyes of the people caught up in the case. Separate depicts indelible figures, such as the resisters from the mixed-race community of French New Orleans, led by Louis Martinet, a lawyer and crusading newspaper editor; Homer Plessy's lawyer, Albion Tourgee, a best-selling author and the country's best-known white advocate for civil rights; Justice Henry Billings Brown, from antislavery New England, whose majority ruling endorsed separation; and Justice John Harlan, the Southerner from a slaveholding family whose singular dissent cemented his reputation as a steadfast voice for justice.
©2019 Steve Luxenberg (P)2019 Recorded Books
The ultimate Collect Back Rent Landlord Training Manual will show you how to serve eviction notices, explain the eviction process, and demonstrate how to process small claims to obtain the judgment. This audiobook also covers wage garnishment, bank levy, levy on personal property, and discovery (debtors exam) to collect. Yes, it even covers the the bench warren that is issued for the former tenant in the debtors exam, as well as forms, procedures, and courtroom etiquette.
©2020 Cynthia Schmidt (P)2021 Cynthia Schmidt
Wondering how tax reform will affect you and your business? Get the inside scoop from this cool easy to listen to book covering all the key changes! Don't think a tax book can be fun? Try this one and you will love it! Enjoy!
©2018 Timur Knyazev (P)2018 Timur Knyazev
Terror Cops is a white-knuckle ride into the battle against extremism; the story gives unprecedented insight into what it's like to fight terrorism in Britain today. In his two-decades-long career with the Metropolitan Police, Detective Sergeant Harry Keeble has hunted child murderers and child abusers, drug dealers and hit men. And then, in response to the call to arms in the wake of the July 2005 London bombings, he transferred from Hackney's Child Protection Team to S-Squad, an elite counter terrorism unit. From day one he was thrown into the front line of a number of heart-stopping operations that involved deadly armed hunts for suicide bombers and bomb factories. As Harry won respect for his bravery and commitment, he was asked to lead increasingly complex and sensitive missions. Terror Cops covers, among other subjects, the Haymarket bomb, the Glasgow airport attacks, the liquid bomb plot, how terrorist cells are created, the use of terrorist training camps in the UK, and working in tandem with the Muslim community.
©2010 Harry Keeble (P)2011 Audible Ltd
The first full-scale biography in 25 years of one of the most important and distinguished justices to sit on the Supreme Court an audiobook that reveals Louis D. Brandeis the reformer, lawyer, and jurist, and Brandeis the man, in all of his complexity, passion, and wit. As a lawyer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Brandeis pioneered how modern law is practiced. The author of the right to privacy, he led the way in creating the role of the lawyer as counselor and pioneered the idea of pro bono publico work by attorneys. Named to the Supreme Court, Brandeis, ranked as one of the nations leading progressive reformers. He invented savings-bank life insurance in Massachusetts and was a driving force in the development of the Federal Reserve Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act, and the law establishing the Federal Trade Commission. As an economist and moralist, Brandeis warned in 1914 that banking and stock brokering must be separate, and 20 years later, during the New Deal, his recommendation was finally enacted into law - only to be undone by Ronald Reagan, which led to the savings-and-loan crisis in the 1980s and the world financial collapse of 2008. At age 58 Brandeis became the head of the American Zionist movement. During the next seven years, Brandeis transformed it from a marginal activity into a powerful force in American Jewish affairs.This is a huge and galvanizing biography, a revelation of one mans effect on American society and jurisprudence, and an electrifying story of his time.
©2009 Melvin Urofsky (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp
Discover gripping true crime stories and the surprising tools you need to keep you and your family safe - from iconic legal commentator, TV journalist, and New York Times best-selling author Nancy Grace. Nancy Grace wasn't always the iconic legal commentator we know today. One moment changed her entire future forever: her fiancé Keith was murdered just before their wedding. Driven to deliver justice for other crime victims, Nancy became a felony prosecutor and for a decade, put the "bad guys" behind bars in inner-city Atlanta. Now, with a new and potentially life-saving book, Nancy puts her crime-fighting expertise to work to empower you stay safe in the face of daily dangers. Packed with practical advice and invaluable prevention tips, Don't Be a Victim shows you how to: Fend off threats of assaults, car jack and home invasion Defend yourself against online stalking, computer hackers and financial fraudsters Stay safe in your own home, at school and other public settings like parking garages, elevators and campsites Protect yourself while shopping, driving and even on vacation With insights on so many potential threats, you'll be empowered to protect yourself and your children at home and in the world at large by being proactive! Nancy's crime-fighting expertise helps keep you, your family, and those you love out of harm's way.
©2020 Nancy Grace (P)2020 Grand Central Publishing
Dufty Dufty Biddle & Dunn is a small firm of provincial solicitors in the English Midland town of Hockham, catering for the legal needs of the local population. No more, no less. Charles Dufty founded the practice 50 years ago, and still acts as a consultant to his son Hugo, the senior resident partner, who has ambitions to expand the firm. The Duftys take on cases that most modern firms wouldn't even look at, yet before you know it, the problem is solved. Dufty's life experience means he doesn't need to use clever legal strategies or try to outwit the opposition. In fact as far as he is concerned, there is no opposition - just people. A word here, a nod there, a small adjustment in the right place are all that is required. Most of the locals of Hockham have passed through the offices for some reason - whether a business transaction, a house sale or purchase, a dispute over a will, a neighbour dispute, a marriage break-up, or a spot of trouble with the police. They all bring their problems to Dufty, Dufty, Biddle & Dunn, which is at the very heart of village life in this typical Middle England place, brought vividly to life in Alan Hammond's stories.
©2011 Alan Hammond (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited
Who polices America's prosecutors? And when they set their sights on an innocent CEO, can he survive a five-year, $25 million legal labyrinth to save the company he built, and himself from prison? Howard Root started Vascular Solutions with little more than a dream and an idea for a single medical device. Fifteen years later, his Minnesota company had created over 500 American jobs and developed more than 50 new medical devices that saved and improved lives. But in 2011, the federal government threatened to destroy his company and put Howard behind bars for years. Why? Federal prosecutors had been sold a bill of goods - a tall tale peddled by a money-hungry ex-employee out for revenge. All over one device. A device that never harmed a single patient and made up less than 1% of the company's sales. The investigation revealed the charges to be baseless, but the scalp-hunting prosecutors didn't back off. Instead they dug in - threatening witnesses, misleading grand juries, and strategically leaking secret documents. Whatever it took to pressure a headline-grabbing settlement. Howard Root stood up to the shakedown. Five years, 121 attorneys, and $25 million in legal fees later, his life's work and freedom rested in the hands of 12 strangers in a San Antonio jury room. Would Howard and his company be vindicated by the verdict, or had he made the biggest mistake of his life by challenging the federal government? Cardiac Arrest is the eye-opening true story of life on the Feds' hit-list, told from the desk of a CEO who decided to fight back. Follow Howard from the boardroom to the courtroom as he tells the inside story of the case that sparked outrage in the pages of The Wall Street Journal and triggered a congressional investigation.
©2016 Howard C. Root (P)2017 Howard C. Root
From the author of the New York Times best-selling book and hit HBO series Boardwalk Empire. A fascinating portrait of Clarence Darrow as we've never seen him before - as a criminal defendant. In Darrow's Nightmare, Nelson Johnson tells the riveting tale of America's most famous lawyer as he fights for his life, marriage, career and reputation. I couldn't put it down." (Terence Winter, creator and executive producer, Boardwalk Empire) Clarence Darrow is the most celebrated criminal trial lawyer in American history. In the spring of 1911, organized labor implored Darrow to represent the McNamara brothers, two union iron workers charged with the murder of 20 employees arising out of the bombing of the Los Angeles Times building. Darrow and his wife Ruby's trip west quickly became a fight for survival. After Darrow negotiated a plea bargain for the McNamaras with the help of the brilliant journalist Lincoln Steffens, Darrow was indicted for attempted bribery of a juror. But for the representation of a charismatic, flamboyant, and troubled genius, California Criminal Attorney Earl Rogers, Darrow's career might have ended that year in Los Angeles. The two trials were front-page national news in their day and then lost to history. Nelson Johnson has brought this two-year episode to life with a cast of memorable characters based upon his study of the 8,500-plus-page trial transcript plus many published and unpublished sources (including Ruby's letters to Darrow's biographer Irving Stone). Darrow's nightmare is a true story unlike any other - a historical courtroom thriller brought to life.
©2021 Nelson Johnson (P)2021 Recorded Books
The Supreme Court's 1919 decision in Schenck vs. the United States is one of the most important free speech cases in American history. Written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, it is most famous for first invoking the phrase "clear and present danger". Although the decision upheld the conviction of an individual for criticizing the draft during World War I, it also laid the foundation for our nation's robust protection of free speech. Over time, the standard Holmes devised made freedom of speech in America a reality rather than merely an ideal. In The Free Speech Century, two of America's leading First Amendment scholars, Lee C. Bollinger and Geoffrey R. Stone, have gathered a group of the nation's leading constitutional scholars to evaluate the evolution of free speech doctrine since Schenk and to assess where it might be headed in the future. Publishing on the 100th anniversary of the decision that laid the foundation for America's free speech tradition, The Free Speech Century will serve as an essential resource for anyone interested in how our understanding of the First Amendment transformed over time and why it is so critical both for the United States and for the world today.
©2019 Oxford University Press (P)2019 Tantor
The Calabrese family of Chicago is a close-knit, middle-class, multi-generational Italian-Irish-American clan. They operate family businesses. They work day and night striving for the American Dream. All three sons forge a bond with their controlling father, Frank Sr., and their soft-spoken favorite uncle, Nick. As a boy, the oldest son, Frank Jr., realizes that his father and uncle are also "made" members of another close-knit family: the outfit. In Operation Family Secrets, Frank Calabrese, Jr., tells the turbulent tale of a family dominated by a violent patriarch who breaks a long-standing unwritten outfit code and "brings the street into his home" by enlisting two of his sons into the outfit's 26th Street/Chinatown crew. Calabrese reveals for the first time the outfit's "made" ceremony and describes being put to work alongside his father and uncle in loan sharking, gambling, labor racketeering, and extortion, and plotting the slaying of a fellow gangster, while they commit the bombing murder of a trucking executive, the gangland execution of two mobsters whose burial in an Indiana cornfield was reenacted in Martin Scorsese's blockbuster film Casino, and numerous other hits. The Calabrese crew's colossal earnings and extreme ruthlessness made them both a dreaded criminal gang and the object of an intense FBI inquiry. Eventually Frank Jr., his father, and Uncle Nick are convicted on racketeering violations, and "Junior" and "Senior" are sent to the same federal penitentiary in Michigan. Upon arrival, Frank Jr. makes a life-changing decision: to go straight rather than agree to his father's plans to resume crew activities after serving his sentence. But he needs to keep his father behind bars in order to regain control of his life and save his family. Frank Jr. makes a secret deal with prosecutors, and for six months - unmonitored and unprotected - he wears a wire as his father recounts decades of hideous crimes.
©2011 Frank Calabrese, Junior, Keith Zimmerman, Kent Zimmerman, and Paul Pompian (P)2011 Tantor
American engineers have done astounding things to bend the Mississippi River to their will: forcing one of its tributaries to flow uphill, transforming over 1000 miles of roiling currents into a placid staircase of water, and wresting the lower half of the river apart from its floodplain. American law has aided and abetted these feats. But despite our best efforts, so-called "natural disasters" continue to strike the Mississippi basin as raging floodwaters decimate waterfront communities and abandoned towns literally crumble into the Gulf of Mexico. In some places, only the tombstones remain, leaning at odd angles as the underlying soil erodes away. Mississippi River Tragedies reveals that it is seductively deceptive - but horribly misleading - to call such catastrophes "natural". Authors Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer present a sympathetic account of the human dreams, pride, and foibles that got us to this point, weaving together engaging historical narratives and accessible law stories drawn from actual courtroom dramas. The authors deftly uncover the larger story of how the law reflects and even amplifies our ambivalent attitude toward nature - simultaneously revering wild rivers and places for what they are, while working feverishly to change them into something else. Despite their sobering revelations, the authors' final message is one of hope. Although the acknowledgement of human responsibility for unnatural disasters can lead to blame, guilt, and liability, it can also prod us to confront the consequences of our actions, leading to a liberating sense of possibility and to the knowledge necessary to avoid future disasters.
©2014 NYU Press (P)2017 NYU Press
The definitive inside account of the file-sharing revolution that overthrew the music industry, All the Rave reveals the family betrayal, greed, and mismanagement that hijacked one the most fundamental innovations of the Internet era. Named one of the three best books of 2003 by Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc., All the Rave has been out of print until now and unavailable in most formats. Author and veteran technology journalist Joseph Menn also wrote 2010's Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords who are Bringing Down the Internet. As an added bonus, this audiobook includes a special interview with the author, conducted by Susie Bright.
©2003 Joseph Menn (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Today's policing demands excellence. It's time to replace the checkerboard for the chessboard. Excellence in Policing answers some of the toughest questions facing policing in the 21st century. You will learn simple ways to exceed citizen expectations in every encounter that will keep you and our citizens safer. We can increase mutual respect and understanding by learning and applying the concepts of procedural justice, police legitimacy, the difference between authority and power, the power of influence, and more. The principles found here can be applied to every profession that involves human beings! Excellence awaits you.
©2018 Andrew Harvey (P)2019 Andrew Harvey
This book is a call to return to our American roots; to remember our heritage and birthright. Most importantly, it is a reminder that our oaths are binding, and we have a responsibility to ourselves and our posterity to honor them. Douglas Hogan writes in a style that is both direct and candid. No words are minced; there is no "beating around the bush" or "tip-toeing through tulips". Douglas says what he means, and his incredible passion is ample evidence that he means what he says. This book is a must read for anybody that has sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States. You are Oath Takers.
©2015 Leslie D. Hogan (P)2015 Leslie D. Hogan