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Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland’s Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World Audiobook

Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland’s Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World

Author: Eliza Reid Narrator: Ann Richardson Release Date: May 2022

For the past twelve years, the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report has ranked Iceland number one on its list of countries closing the gap in equality between men and women. What is it about Iceland that makes many women's experience there so positive? Why has their society made such meaningful progress in this ongoing battle, from electing the world's first female president to passing legislation specifically designed to help even the playing field at work and at home? And how can we learn from what Icelanders have already discovered about women's powerful place in society and how increased fairness benefits everyone? Eliza Reid, the First Lady of Iceland, examines her adopted homeland's attitude toward women-the deep-seated cultural sense of fairness, the influence of current and historical role models, and, crucially, the areas where Iceland still has room for improvement. Reid's own experience as an immigrant from small-town Canada who never expected to become a first lady is expertly interwoven with interviews with dozens of sprakkar ('extraordinary women') to form the backbone of an illuminating discussion of what it means to move through the world as a woman, and how the rules of society play more of a role in who we view as 'equal' than we may understand.

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Ice War Diplomat: Hockey Meets Cold War Politics at the 1972 Summit Series Audiobook

Ice War Diplomat: Hockey Meets Cold War Politics at the 1972 Summit Series

Author: Gary J. Smith Narrator: Kyle Tait Release Date: May 2022

Tasked with finding common ground and building friendships between the world's two largest countries and arctic neighbors, a young Canadian diplomat finds himself on his first overseas assignment in Moscow, the Soviet capital. It's the early 1970s and a Cold War between communism and capitalism, the west and the east, is simmering-while the ice rink is just starting to heat up. Smith opts for sports diplomacy, throwing off his embassy black tie dress codes and donning the blue and white sweater of the Moscow Maple Leafs. A vodka-infused encounter with the influential Izvestia journalist 'The Snowman' leads him into the murky world of Soviet hockey officialdom, the KGB, and the decision that USSR 'amateurs' were finally ready to play Canadian professionals in an eight-game Friendship Series of the best versus the best. Trusted by each side with unparalleled access to officials, coaches, and players on both teams, Smith witnesses this unique and epic hockey series that has come to transcend time. The 1972 Canadian-Soviet Hockey Series will go down in history as a pivotal political event, changing the course of two nations and the world of hockey.

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Original, Unconventional & Inconvenient: Donald J. Trump and His MAGA Movement Audiobook

Original, Unconventional & Inconvenient: Donald J. Trump and His MAGA Movement

Author: Bob Ehrlich Narrator: Bob Ehrlich Release Date: May 2022

A month-by-month analysis of President Trump, his administration, and the “MAGA” movement’s impact on America. Original, Unconventional & Inconvenient is an analysis of the Donald J. Trump administration and its impact on America’s culture, both party establishments, and a strong but bitterly divided nation. The Trump years were so full of controversy that many observers failed to digest the meaning and impact of the “Make America Great Again” movement. Original, Unconventional & Inconvenient delves into the historic wake-up call that was the Trump administration—and how its leader popularized a uniquely American brand of 21st century populism.

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His Name Is George Floyd: One man’s life and the struggle for racial justice Audiobook

His Name Is George Floyd: One man’s life and the struggle for racial justice

Author: Robert Samuels, Toluse Olorunnipa Narrator: Dion Graham, Robert Samuels, Toluse Olorunnipa Release Date: May 2022

Brought to you by Penguin. Who was George Floyd? What did he hope for? What was life like for him? And why has his death been the catalyst for such a powerful global response? The murder of George Floyd sparked a fiery summer of activism and unrest all over the world in 2020, with peaceful protests sometimes erupting into violent clashes. From Shetland to Sao Paolo, from Honolulu to Hobart, people marched under the Black Lives Matter banner, decrying Floyd's death and demanding an end to racial injustice. The movement has led corporations to redouble their efforts, universities to refocus on inclusion, and government officials to examine the causes of systemic inequality. Drawing on The Washington Post's unrivalled archives, in-depth reporting and award-winning series on Floyd, His Name Is George Floyd is a definitive biography that dives deep into the myriad ways that structural racism shaped Floyd's life and death. Telling his personal story within the context of America's troubled race history, it features fresh and exclusive reporting as well as unparalleled access to Floyd's family and the people who were closest to the man whose name has become one of the most recognized on the planet. By zooming in for an intimate portrait of this one, emblematic life, while also pulling back to profile the institutions that shaped it, the authors deliver a powerful exploration of institutional racism and of a public reckoning of unprecedented breadth and intensity. © Robert Samuels, Toluse Olorunnipa 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

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Mi vida en la transición: 40 años en la democracia mexicana Audiobook

Mi vida en la transición: 40 años en la democracia mexicana

Author: Demetrio Sodi Narrator: René García Release Date: May 2022

En un momento en el que se ha reconfigurado todo el mapa político del país, resulta imprescindible recordar la historia de la transición en México, para entender que no existen soluciones mágicas y que ignorar lo avanzado durante años puede representar un retroceso generacional. Decía Julio Scherer García que para entender la historia hay que analizar a los protagonistas. Y esta obra hace justamente eso: Demetrio Sodi, uno de los mayores conocedores de la política mexicana desde hace décadas, nos guía por los salones y los despachos donde se ha decidido la vida del país durante los últimos 40 años. Sodi de la Tijera —quien ha sido jefe delegacional, diputado, senador y activista, entre otros— nos cuenta los entresijos de las negociaciones, las tensiones ocultas, las amenazas, las razones hondas y las anécdotas más reveladoras. En un viaje que va desde Echeverría hasta López Obrador, retrata a Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, López Portillo, Carlos Salinas, el sub Marcos y buena parte de la clase que hoy gobierna.

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The Silver Waterfall: How America Won the War in the Pacific at Midway Audiobook

The Silver Waterfall: How America Won the War in the Pacific at Midway

Author: Brendan Simms, Steven Mcgregor Narrator: David Devries Release Date: May 2022

Eighty years after the stunning and decisive battle, a revelatory new history of Midway ​The Battle of Midway was, on paper, an improbable victory for the smaller, less experienced American navy and air force, so much so that it was quickly described as "a miracle." Yet fortune favored the Americans at Midway, and the conventional wisdom has it that the Americans' lucky streak continued as the war in the Pacific turned against the Japanese. This new history demonstrates that luck, let alone miracles, had little to do with it.  In The Silver Waterfall, Brendan Simms and Steven McGregor show how the efforts of America's peacetime navy combined with creative innovations made by designers and industrialists were largely responsible for the victory. The Douglas Dauntless Dive Bomber, a uniquely conceived fighting weapon, delivered a brutally accurate attack the Japanese quickly came to dread.  Told through a vivid narrative, Simms and McGregor show how the course of the war in the Pacific was dramatically altered, emphasizing the crucial combination of a culture of innovation, a brilliant contribution from immigrants, and a vital intelligence coup that allowed the navy to orchestrate the devastating attack on the Japanese and dominate the Pacific for good.

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Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote-A History, a Crisis, a Plan Audiobook

Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote-A History, a Crisis, a Plan

Author: Eric Holder, Sam Koppelman Narrator: Eric Holder Release Date: May 2022

A brutal, bloody, and at times hopeful history of the vote; a primer on the opponents fighting to take it away; and a playbook for how we can save our democracy before it's too late-from the former U.S. Attorney General on the front lines of this fight Voting is our most important right as Americans-"the right that protects all the others," as Lyndon Johnson famously said when he signed the Voting Rights Act-but it's also the one most violently contested throughout U.S. history. Since the gutting of the act in the landmark Shelby County v. Holder case in 2013, many states have passed laws restricting the vote. After the 2020 election, President Trump's effort to overturn the vote has evolved into a slow-motion coup, with many Republicans launching an all-out assault on our democracy. The vote seems to be in unprecedented peril.    But the peril is not at all unprecedented. America is a fragile democracy, Eric Holder argues, whose citizens have only had unfettered access to the ballot since the 1960s. He takes readers through three dramatic stories of how the vote was won: first by white men, through violence and insurrection; then by white women, through protests and mass imprisonments; and finally by African Americans, in the face of lynchings and terrorism. Next, he dives into how the vote has been stripped away since Shelby-a case in which Holder was one of the parties. He ends with visionary chapters on how we can reverse this tide of voter suppression and become a true democracy where every voice is heard and every vote is counted.   Full of surprising history, intensive analysis, and actionable plans for the future, this is a powerful primer on our most urgent political struggle from one of the country's leading advocates.

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Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World's Largest Dictatorship Audiobook

Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World's Largest Dictatorship

Author: Stephen Vines Narrator: Kathleen Li Release Date: May 2022

Defying the Dragon tells a remarkable story of audacity: of how the people of Hong Kong challenged the PRC's authority, just as its president reached the height of his powers. Is Xi's China as unshakeable as it seems? What are its real interests in Hong Kong? Why are Beijing's time-honored means of control no longer working there? And where does this leave Hongkongers themselves? Stephen Vines has lived in Hong Kong for over three decades. His book shrewdly unpacks the Hong Kong-China relationship and its wider significance-right up to the astonishing convergence of political turmoil and international crisis with Covid-19 and the 2020-21 crackdown. Vividly describing the uprising from street level, Vines explains how and why it unfolded, and its global repercussions. Now, the international community is reassessing relations with Beijing, just as Hong Kong's rebellion and China's handling of the pandemic have exposed the regime's weakness. In a crisis that has become existential all round, what lies ahead for Hong Kong, China and the world?

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Seen and Unseen: Technology, Social Media, and the Fight for Racial Justice Audiobook

Seen and Unseen: Technology, Social Media, and the Fight for Racial Justice

Author: Marc Lamont Hill, Todd Brewster Narrator: Marc Lamont Hill, Todd Brewster Release Date: May 2022

A riveting exploration of how the power of visual media over the last few years has shifted the narrative on race and reignited the push towards justice by the author of the "worthy and necessary" (The New York Times) Nobody Marc Lamont Hill and the bestselling author and acclaimed journalist Todd Brewster. With his signature "clear and courageous" (Cornel West) voice Marc Lamont Hill and New York Times bestselling author Todd Brewster weave four recent pivotal moments in America's racial divide into their disturbing historical context—starting with the killing of George Floyd—Seen and Unseen reveals the connections between our current news headlines and social media feeds and the country's long struggle against racism. For most of American history, our media has reinforced and promoted racism. But with the immediacy of modern technology—the ubiquity of smartphones, social media, and the internet—that long history is now in flux. From the teenager who caught George Floyd's killing on camera to the citizens who held prosecutors accountable for properly investigating the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, ordinary people are now able to reveal injustice in a more immediate way. As broad movements to overhaul policing, housing, and schooling gain new vitality, Seen and Unseen demonstrates that change starts with the raw evidence of those recording history on the front lines. In the vein of The New Jim Crow and Caste, Seen and Unseen incisively explores what connects our moment to the history of race in America but also what makes today different from the civil rights movements of the past and what it will ultimately take to push social justice forward.

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Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy: Religion, Politics, and Strategy Audiobook

Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy: Religion, Politics, and Strategy

Author: Dmitry Adamsky Narrator: Noah Michael Levine Release Date: May 2022

A nuclear priesthood has arisen in Russia. From portable churches to the consecration of weapons systems, the Russian Orthodox Church has been integrated into every facet of the armed forces to become a vital part of Russian national security, politics, and identity. This extraordinary intertwining of church and military is nowhere more visible than in the nuclear weapons community, where the priesthood has penetrated all levels of command and the Church has positioned itself as a guardian of the state's nuclear potential. Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy considers how, since the Soviet collapse in 1991, the Church has worked its way into the nuclear forces, the most significant wing of one of the world's most powerful military organizations. Dmitry Adamsky describes how the Orthodox faith has merged with Russian national identity as the Church continues to expand its influence on foreign and domestic politics. The Church both legitimizes and influences Moscow's assertive national security strategy in the twenty-first century. This book sheds light on the role of faith in modern militaries and highlights the implications of this phenomenon for international security. Ultimately, Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy interrogates the implications of the confluence of religion and security for other members of the nuclear club, beyond Russia.

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Captives: How Rikers Island Took New York City Hostage Audiobook

Captives: How Rikers Island Took New York City Hostage

Author: Jarrod Shanahan Narrator: Greg Tremblay Release Date: May 2022

Just about everybody knows the name Rikers Island. A fixture of pop culture and underground prison lore alike, the sprawling East River jail complex has become synonymous with both the horrors of mass incarceration and the structurally-racist class domination at its core. But how did Rikers Island get to be this way? America's Jail represents a scrupulously researched answer to this question, written for a lay audience in an accessible narrative form. Befitting the high stakes of the present Rikers debate, the issues explored in this work have broad implications for the future of mass incarceration in the United States and beyond. Drawing from extensive archival research, decades of journalism, interviews, prisoner testimonials, and firsthand experience, Jarrod Shanahan tells the story of how so many miserable jail facilities ended up on one tiny East River islet, by charting the unwitting cooperation between prison reformers, who built jail infrastructure on the optimistic wager it could be used for social good, and the forces of organized retrenchment, who ensured this would never come to pass. By tracing the failure of jail reform in postwar New York in detail, America's Jail casts considerable doubt on jail reformers' ability to solve the problems of incarceration with better incarceration, even in shiny new jails.

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RUSSIA UKRAINE, PUTIN ZELENSKYY: Your Essential Uncensored Guide To The Russia Ukraine History And W Audiobook

RUSSIA UKRAINE, PUTIN ZELENSKYY: Your Essential Uncensored Guide To The Russia Ukraine History And W

Author: Valentine Green Narrator: Henry Shrader Release Date: May 2022

In this comprehensive all-in-one guide, including references from 27 experts, academics and professionals; You will gain an in-depth understanding of the Russia Ukraine history and war. Quickly grasp key analysis of the background debate and context behind the conflict, so you can confidently explain what started this war. Here's what you'll discover in Russia Ukraine, Putin Zelenskyy, Your Essential Uncensored Guide To The Russia - Ukraine History And War: - Learn The Historical Relationship Between Russia and Ukraine. - Gain intricate Background Details Of Earlier Russo-Ukrainian Conflicts. - Get Expert Analysis On The Critical Factors That Led To The Escalation Of This War. - Know The Key Steps And Developments Of The Invasion. - Understand The Important Role of Modern Media and Propaganda. - Discover The Worldwide Economic Impacts Of This Crisis. As a bonus, this book will also cover: - The Challenges Of The Current Situation. Would You Like To Know More? This is the only book you'll ever need if you want to firmly grasp the essentials of the Russia Ukraine history and war. Get started by clicking the BUY NOW BUTTON at the top of this page!

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