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Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity Audiobook

Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity

Author: Andrey S. Shaw, Arup Chakraborty, Arup K. Chakraborty Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: February 2021

Throughout history, humans have contended with pandemics, but the devastation wrought by them had been largely forgotten by the twenty-first century. Now, the enormous human and economic toll of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 disease offers a vivid reminder that infectious disease pandemics are one of the greatest existential threats to humanity. This book provides an accessible explanation of how viruses emerge to cause pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work-concepts that provide the foundation for our public health policies.

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A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood: The Bible and the American Civil War Audiobook

A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood: The Bible and the American Civil War

Author: James P. Byrd Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: February 2021

In his Second Inaugural Address, delivered as the nation was in the throes of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that both sides ''read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other.'' He wasn't speaking metaphorically: the Bible was frequently wielded as a weapon in support of both North and South. As James P. Byrd reveals in this insightful narrative, no book was more important to the Civil War than the Bible. From Massachusetts to Mississippi and beyond, the Bible was the nation's most read and respected book. It presented a drama of salvation and damnation, of providence and judgment, of sacred history and sacrifice. When Americans argued over the issues that divided them -- slavery, secession, patriotism, authority, white supremacy, and violence -- the Bible was the book they most often invoked. Soldiers fought the Civil War with Bibles in hand, and both sides called the war just and sacred. In scripture, both Union and Confederate soldiers found inspiration for dying-and for killing-on a scale never before seen in the nation's history. With approximately 750,000 fatalities, the Civil War was the deadliest of the nation's wars, leading many to turn to the Bible not just to fight but to deal with its inevitable trauma. A fascinating overview of religious and military conflict, A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood draws on an astonishing array of sources to demonstrate the many ways that Americans enlisted the Bible in the nation's bloodiest, and arguably most biblically-saturated conflict.

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Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance Audiobook

Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance

Author: Marv Waterstone, Noam Chomsky Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: January 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. An essential primer on capitalism, politics and how the world works, based on the hugely popular undergraduate lecture series 'What is Politics?' Is there an alternative to capitalism? In this landmark text Chomsky and Waterstone chart a critical map for a more just and sustainable society. 'Covid-19 has revealed glaring failures and monstrous brutalities in the current capitalist system. It represents both a crisis and an opportunity. Everything depends on the actions that people take into their own hands.' How does politics shape our world, our lives and our perceptions? How much of 'common sense' is actually driven by the ruling classes' needs and interests? And how are we to challenge the capitalist structures that now threaten all life on the planet? Consequences of Capitalism exposes the deep, often unseen connections between neoliberal 'common sense' and structural power. In making these linkages, we see how the current hegemony keeps social justice movements divided and marginalized. And, most importantly, we see how we can fight to overcome these divisions. © Noam Chomsky, Marv Watersone 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Spacefarers: How Humans Will Settle the Moon, Mars, and Beyond Audiobook

Spacefarers: How Humans Will Settle the Moon, Mars, and Beyond

Author: Christopher Wanjek Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: January 2021

A wry and compelling take on the who, how, and why of near-future colonies in space. From bone-whittling microgravity to eye-popping profits, the risks and rewards of space settlement have never been so close at hand. More than fifty years after the Apollo 11 moon landing, why is there so little human presence in space? Will we ever reach Mars? What will it take to become a multiplanet species, colonizing the solar system and traveling to other stars? Spacefarers meets these questions head on. While many books have speculated on the possibility of living beyond the Earth, few have delved into the practical challenges or plausible motives for leaving the safe confines of our home planet. Christopher Wanjek argues that there is little doubt we will be returning to the Moon and exploring Mars in the coming decades, given the potential scientific and commercial bonanza. Private industry is already taking a leading role and earning profits from human space activity. This can be, Wanjek suggests, a sustainable venture and a natural extension of earthbound science, business, and leisure. He envisions hotels in low-earth orbit and mining, tourism, and science on the Moon. He also proposes the slow, steady development of science bases on Mars, to be followed by settlements if Martian gravity will permit reproduction and healthy child development. An appetite for wonder will take us far, but if we really want to settle new worlds, we'll need the earnest plans of engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs. Wanjek introduces us to those planners, who are striving right now to make life in space a reality.

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Hidden Truths: What Leaders Need to Hear but are Rarely Told Audiobook

Hidden Truths: What Leaders Need to Hear but are Rarely Told

Author: David Fubini Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: December 2020

Hiidden Truths is abook about leeaderhip that everyone existing or future leader must read. It offers insights about C-suite jobs that few employees really understand?insights that can help them help their leaders perform better and prepare themselves to be leaders. When everyone from board members to junior executives are on same page as to leadership roles and responsibilities, the organization performs at a higher level. Hidden Truths is also an "inside baseball" book. There's an inherent fascination with the position of CEO and other high-level organizational jobs?especially leadership positions at the world's top companies?and this book will satisfy readers' curiosity about what goes on in the minds and offices of CEOs and other leaders at global companies like American Airlines, General Electric, Con Agra, DuPont, Lenovo, Suntory and many others. As a top consultant to leaders at these and other companies, I witnessed business history in the making. I'll share what I saw. Hidden Truths provides practical knowledge that will not only help leaders do their jobs better but assist boards, HR, consultants and others in working effectively with these executives. One of the book's themes is that appearance is not reality. By that Fubine means that much has been written and discussed about the apparent roles and responsibilities of CEOs and Managing Directors and other leaders. Courses are taught in MBA and executive development programs that provide a lot of information about the job. Direct reports and teams also observe leaders in action. But it's not until you assume a leadership job that the reality of the position hits home. The reality is that leaders operate in a crucible, one in which emotions run high and interpersonal relationships are at risk. Being in the spotlight, not having nearly enough hours in the day to address key issues, confronting right-versus-right decision?all of this ratchets up the degree of difficulty. The good news that Hidden Truths delivers, however, is that awareness of the critical capabilities and issues that come with the territory?capabilities and issues that often take leaders by surprise?goes a long way toward helping leaders perform at a high level. He argues nine essential skills can keep leaders deliver success--both professionally and within their organizations.

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Mayo Clinic A To Z Health Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treat Audiobook

Mayo Clinic A To Z Health Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treat

Author: Mayo Clinic Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: November 2020

The best weapon against any condition is knowledge. Learn from the experts in Mayo Clinic's complete guide to identifying, treating, and preventing a broad range of common medical issues. Inside you'll find: Easy-to-understand explanations of more than 100 health conditions Comprehensive lists of frequent signs and symptoms Professional insight on tests and procedures used to make a diagnosis Essential advice on treatments, including commonly used medications Up-to-date prevention guidelines for illnesses that may affect your quality of life Featuring clear illustrations and accessible writing, Mayo Clinic A to Z Health Guide is a must-have health resource for every home.

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Rebels in the Making: The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy Audiobook

Rebels in the Making: The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy

Author: William L. Barney, William L. Barney Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: September 2020

Regardless of whether they owned slaves, Southern whites lived in a world defined by slavery. They seceded from the Union to defend that world when they viewed the election of Abraham Lincoln as a threat to slavery. Rebels in the Making is a narrative-driven history of how and why secession occurred. In this work, eminent Civil War historian William L. Barney narrates the explosion of the sectional conflict into secession and civil war. Carefully examining the events and political circumstances in each of the fifteen slave states, he argues that this was not a mass democratic movement but one led from above. The work focuses on the years of 1860-1861 when sectional conflict led to the break-up of the Union. Exploiting fears of slave insurrections, anxieties over crops ravaged by a long drought, and the perceived moral degradation of submitting to the rule of an antislavery Republican, secessionists launched a movement in South Carolina that spread across the South in a frenzied atmosphere described as the great excitement. Secession swept over the Lower South in January of 1861 but stalled in the Upper South. The driving forces behind it were the middling ranks of the slaveholders who saw their aspirations of planter status blocked and denigrated by the Republicans. Pushed aside by moderates and former conservatives at the Montgomery Convention in February 1861 that formed the Confederacy, the original secessionists achieved a final success when the crisis over Fort Sumter precipitated a second wave of secession in the Upper South. Rebels in the Making shows that secession was not a unified movement, but had its own proponents and patterns in each of the slave states. Drawing together the voices of planters, non-slaveholders, women, the enslaved, journalists, and politicians, it is the definitive study of the seminal moment in Southern history that culminated in the Civil War.

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Analogia: The Emergence of Technology Beyond Programmable Control Audiobook

Analogia: The Emergence of Technology Beyond Programmable Control

Author: George Dyson Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: August 2020

In Analogia, technology historian George Dyson presents a startling look back at the analog age and life before the digital revolution-and an unsettling vision of what comes next. In 1716, the philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz spent eight days taking the cure with Peter the Great at Bad Pyrmont in Saxony, seeking to initiate a digitally-computed takeover of the world. In his classic books, Darwin Among the Machines and Turing's Cathedral, Dyson chronicled the realization of Leibniz's dream at the hands of a series of iconoclasts who brought his ideas to life. Now, in his pathbreaking new book, Analogia, he offers a chronicle of people who fought for the other side-the Native American leader Geronimo and physicist Leo Szilard, among them-a series of stories that will change our view not only of the past but also of the future. The convergence of a startling historical archaeology with Dyson's unusual personal story-set alternately in the rarified world of cutting-edge physics and computer science, in Princeton, and in the rainforest of the Northwest Coast-leads to a prophetic vision of an analog revolution already under way. We are, Dyson reveals, on the cusp of a new moment in human history, driven by a generation of machines whose powers are beyond programmable control.

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You're About to Make a Terrible Mistake!: How Biases Distort Decision-Making-and What You Can Do to  Audiobook

You're About to Make a Terrible Mistake!: How Biases Distort Decision-Making-and What You Can Do to

Author: Olivier Sibony Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: July 2020

A 'brilliant, fun, and wise' (Cass R. Sunstein) tour of nine common business decision-making traps -- and practical tools for avoiding them -- from a professor of strategic thinking. We all make decisions all the time. It's so natural that we hardly stop to think about it. Yet even the smartest and most experienced among us make frequent and predictable errors. So, what makes a good decision? Should we trust our intuitions, and if so, when? How can we avoid being tripped up by cognitive biases when we are not even aware of them? In You're About to Make a Terrible Mistake!, behavioral economist and management consultant Olivier Sibony explains how cognitive biases lead us to our nine most common decision-making mistakes, and proposes concrete, actionable solutions you can use to become a skillful decision architect. Drawing on dozens of engaging case studies, Sibony illustrates how even renowned business leaders frequently make errors -- and how similar errors can be avoided by mobilizing the collective intelligence of organizations. Distinctive in the clarity and practicality of its message, You're About to Make a Terrible Mistake! distills the latest developments in behavioral economics and cognitive psychology into actionable tools for making smart, effective decisions in business and beyond.

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101 Weird Ways to Make Money: Cricket Farming, Repossessing Cars, and Other Jobs With Big Upside and Audiobook

101 Weird Ways to Make Money: Cricket Farming, Repossessing Cars, and Other Jobs With Big Upside and

Author: Steve Gillman Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: July 2020

The book will cover dozens of fascinating and creative ways to make money in business with very little competition, as an employee, in business, and (occasionally) as an investor.  Using true stories, the author's own experiences, and extensive research, readers will be introduced to unusual and sometimes dirty jobs and businesses, many of which they have not heard of or read about previously.  The approach will be to provide entertaining information along the lines of the Discovery Channel television program 'Dirty Jobs,' but there will be two distinct differences.  First, the emphasis will be on ways to make money which are accessible to the average person. The jobs and businesses in this book will be possible and practical for most people.  Second, emphasis will be placed on how to make good money. It may be easy to start a business cleaning up dog droppings from homeowners yards, and it may be entertaining to read about a business like this, but that's not enough. In this case, for example, the reader would be introduced to the concept of eventually scaling up and hiring employees, then contracting to clean out animal shelters. A 'Where The Money Is' section will be included at the end of each selection, to suggest ways to make more than a little extra cash or even more than just a living.  Sample jobs include: Crime-scene cleaning business Part-time street vending Septic cleaning industry Selling podcasts online Setting up surplus goods sales

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The Innovative Team: Unleashing Creative Potential for Breakthrough Results Audiobook

The Innovative Team: Unleashing Creative Potential for Breakthrough Results

Author: Chris Grivas, Gerard Puccio Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: July 2020

Supposedly, our high level of cognition (and strategically placed thumbs) is what set us apart from much of the natural world.  But it turns out that while we all think, we do not all think the same way. We all naturally use the universal creative process, for instance, but our preferences within that process make all the difference in forging a workable solution. These preferences have an enormous impact on the ways we go about solving problems and how we work together.  This book introduces a uniquely effective set of tools ? called FourSight, field-tested by top consultants, but never before presented to a mass audience ? that can help anyone from professionals to laymen solve problems and achieve performance breakthroughs. FourSight enables teams to understand their patterns of thinking and to then more deliberately manage themselves toward accomplishing a task.  In business-fable style, the book reveals the impact that our underlying work style preferences have on our teams and their results. Part 1 travels along on a team?s journey from dysfunctional to high functioning. Part 2 reveals the theory behind successful breakthrough teams with a clear introduction to the four stages of the breakthrough thinking process. These stages will help both team members and leaders understand the dynamics present within their team and provide the reader with options for how to improve performance. It will also serve as a great resource for management and leadership development professionals, team leaders, and others interested in kick-starting innovation in their workplaces and lives.

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Superpower: How to Think, Act, and Perform with Less Effort and Better Results Audiobook

Superpower: How to Think, Act, and Perform with Less Effort and Better Results

Author: Ford Saeks Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: July 2020

Do you want more out of your life and your job with less effort and better results? Are you overworked and under paid, overwhelmed, pressured, and stressed? Are you looking for ways to find, attract, and keep your customers, expand your market share, and increase profits? Have you ever felt that there just has to be a better way to get there? If so, you're not alone. Millions of people, just like you, are faced with many challenges in their professional and personal lives on their journey to success. What if you could discover a way to make better decisions, implement them faster, get more done with less effort, and enjoy a better quality of life at work? Discover how to leverage common sense insights to develop your critical thinking and decision making skills, thus improving your performance and results in the business world. In today's competitive, information-overloaded, and challenging economic condition, there is no such thing as job security--only skills security. The more you learn, the more you can earn and this book gives you the ultimate roadmap for how to think, act, and perform with less effort and better results. Superpower! takes you on a journey where you'll discover seven principles that will help you solve problems faster, make better decisions, and improve your professional and personal life. It will help you develop the common sense insights and critical thinking strategies to unlock your personal power and performance at work and in life.

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