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The Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution Audiobook

The Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution

Author: Stephen Heyman Narrator: Robertson Dean Release Date: April 2020

Louis Bromfield was a World War I ambulance driver, a Paris expat, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist as famous in the 1920s as Hemingway or Fitzgerald. But he cashed in his literary success to finance a wild agrarian dream in his native Ohio. The ideas he planted at his utopian experimental farm, Malabar, would inspire America's first generation of organic farmers and popularize the tenets of environmentalism years before Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. A lanky Midwestern farm boy dressed up like a Left Bank bohemian, Bromfield stood out in literary Paris for his lavish hospitality and his green thumb. He built a magnificent garden outside the city where he entertained aristocrats, movie stars, flower breeders, and writers of all stripes. Millions savored his novels, which were turned into Broadway plays and Hollywood blockbusters, yet Bromfield's greatest passion was the soil. In 1938, Bromfield returned to Ohio to transform 600 badly eroded acres into a thriving cooperative farm, which became a mecca for agricultural pioneers and a country retreat for celebrities. This sweeping biography unearths a lost icon of American culture, a fascinating, hilarious and unclassifiable character who-between writing and plowing-also dabbled in global politics and high society.

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The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria: The Sinking of the World's Most Glamorous Ship Audiobook

The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria: The Sinking of the World's Most Glamorous Ship

Author: Greg King, Penny Wilson Narrator: David Colacci Release Date: April 2020

In the tradition of Erik Larson's Dead Wake comes The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria, about the sinking of the glamorous Italian ocean liner. In 1956, a stunned world watched as the famous Italian ocean liner Andrea Doria sank after being struck by a Swedish vessel off the coast of Nantucket. Unlike the Titanic, this sinking played out in real time across radios and televisions, the first disaster of the modern age. Audiences witnessed it all: the unthinkable collision of two modern vessels equipped with radar; perilous hours of uncertainty; the heroic rescue of passengers, and the final gasp as the pride of the Italian fleet slipped beneath the Atlantic, taking some fifty lives with her. Her loss signaled the end of the golden era of ocean liner travel. Now, Greg King and Penny Wilson offer a fresh look at this glittering liner and her untimely end. Andrea Doria represented the romance of travel, the possibility of new lives in the new world, and the glamour of 1950s art, culture, and life. Set against a glorious backdrop of celebrity and La Dolce Vita, Andrea Doria's last voyage comes vividly to life in a narrative tightly focused on her passengers – Cary Grant's wife; Philadelphia's flamboyant mayor; the heiress to the Marshall Field fortune; and brave Italian emigrants – who found themselves plunged into a desperate struggle to survive. The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria follows the effect this trauma had on their lives, and brings the story up to date with the latest expeditions to the wreck. Drawing on in-depth research and new interviews with survivors, many of which have never been published before, The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria offers a fresh look at this legendary liner and her tragic fate, in this vibrant story of fatal errors, shattered lives, and the triumph of the human spirit. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

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The Women with Silver Wings: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World  Audiobook

The Women with Silver Wings: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World

Author: Katherine Sharp Landdeck Narrator: Gabra Zackman Release Date: April 2020

"With the fate of the free world hanging in the balance, women pilots went aloft to serve their nation. . . . A soaring tale in which, at long last, these daring World War II pilots gain the credit they deserve."-Liza Mundy, New York Times bestselling author of Code Girls When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Cornelia Fort was already in the air. At twenty-two, Fort had escaped Nashville's debutante scene for a fresh start as a flight instructor in Hawaii. She and her student were in the middle of their lesson when the bombs began to fall, and they barely made it back to ground that morning. Still, when the U.S. Army Air Forces put out a call for women pilots to aid the war effort, Fort was one of the first to respond. She became one of just over 1,100 women from across the nation to make it through the Army's rigorous selection process and earn her silver wings. The brainchild of trailblazing pilots Nancy Love and Jacqueline Cochran, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) gave women like Fort a chance to serve their country-and to prove that women aviators were just as skilled as men. While not authorized to serve in combat, the WASP helped train male pilots for service abroad, and ferried bombers and pursuits across the country. Thirty-eight WASP would not survive the war. But even taking into account these tragic losses, Love and Cochran's social experiment seemed to be a resounding success-until, with the tides of war turning, Congress clipped the women's wings. The program was disbanded, the women sent home. But the bonds they'd forged never failed, and over the next few decades they came together to fight for recognition as the military veterans they were-and for their place in history.

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The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another Audiobook

The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another

Author: Ainissa Ramirez Narrator: Allyson Johnson Release Date: April 2020

In The Alchemy of Us, scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez examines eight inventions-clocks, steel rails, copper communication cables, photographic film, light bulbs, hard disks, scientific labware, and silicon chips-and reveals how they shaped the human experience. Ramirez tells the stories of the woman who sold time, the inventor who inspired Edison, and the hotheaded undertaker whose invention pointed the way to the computer. She describes, among other things, how our pursuit of precision in timepieces changed how we sleep; how the railroad helped commercialize Christmas; and how a young chemist exposed the use of Polaroid's cameras to create passbooks to track black citizens in apartheid South Africa. Ramirez shows not only how materials were shaped by inventors but also how those materials shaped culture, chronicling each invention and its consequences-intended and unintended. Filling in the gaps left by other books about technology, Ramirez showcases little-known inventors who had a significant impact but whose accomplishments have been hidden by mythmaking, bias, and convention. Doing so, she shows us the power of telling inclusive stories about technology. She also shows that innovation is universal-whether it's splicing beats with two turntables and a microphone or splicing genes with two test tubes and CRISPR.

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Girl Decoded: My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent – and Change the Way We Interact F Audiobook

Girl Decoded: My Quest to Make Technology Emotionally Intelligent – and Change the Way We Interact F

Author: Rana El Kaliouby Narrator: Rana El Kaliouby Release Date: April 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. We are entering an empathy crisis. Most of our communication is conveyed through non-verbal cues - facial expressions, tone of voice, body language - nuances that are completely lost when we interact through our smartphones and other technology. The result is a digital universe that's emotion-blind - a society lacking in empathy. Rana al Kaloubi discovered this when she left Cairo, a newly-married, Muslim woman, to take up her place at Cambridge University to study computer science. Many thousands of miles from home, she began to develop systems to help her better connect with her family. She started to pioneer the new field of Emotional Intelligence (EI). She now runs her company, Affectiva (the industry-leader in this emerging field) that builds EI into our technology and develops systems that understand humans the way we understand one another. In a captivating memoir, Girl Decoded chronicles el Kaliouby's mission to humanise technology and what she learns about humanity along the way. ©Rana el Kaliouby 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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High-Speed Empire: Chinese Expansion and the Future of Southeast Asia Audiobook

High-Speed Empire: Chinese Expansion and the Future of Southeast Asia

Author: Will Doig Narrator: Will Doig Release Date: April 2020

The story of the world's most audacious infrastructure project. Less than a decade ago, China did not have a single high-speed train in service. Today, it owns a network of 14,000 miles of high-speed rail, far more than the rest of the world combined. Now, China is pushing its tracks into Southeast Asia, reviving a century-old colonial fantasy of an imperial railroad stretching to Singapore; and kicking off a key piece of the One Belt One Road initiative, which has a price tag of $1 trillion and, reaches inside the borders of more than 60 countries. The Pan-Asia Railway portion of One Belt One Road could transform Southeast Asia, bringing shiny Chinese cities, entire economies, and waves of migrants where none existed before. But if it doesn't succeed, that would be a cautionary tale about whether a new superpower, with levels of global authority unimaginable just a decade ago, can pull entire regions into its orbit simply with tracks, sweat, and lots of money. Journalist Will Doig traveled to Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore to chronicle the dramatic transformations taking place -- and to find out whether ordinary people have a voice in this moment of economic, political, and cultural collision.

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SCRUM MASTERY: A Direct Path to Professional Scrum Master. Scrum Framework Define an Outstanding Agi Audiobook

SCRUM MASTERY: A Direct Path to Professional Scrum Master. Scrum Framework Define an Outstanding Agi

Author: Eric Liker Narrator: Ross Pipkin Release Date: April 2020

Become a master at SCRUM and discover how to build the perfect business frameworks!Are you a team leader, project manager, or CEO of a small to medium enterprise? Are you looking for the best methodologies and proven strategies for building the perfect team and accelerating your performance? Then keep reading. SCRUM is a powerful, proven, and highly effective framework for rapidly improving your business processes. Whether you want to boost your team, streamline your project development, or accelerate your performance to get more sales and clients, SCRUM is your answer. Now, this audiobook breaks down exactly how you can implement SCRUM into your business. Containing a detailed exploration of how SCRUM works and what makes it different from other frameworks, as well as how you can become a SCRUM master, this guide is perfect for anyone looking to take their business to the next level. Here’s what you’ll discover inside this comprehensive guide: - SCRUM 101 – What Makes This Methodology So Different - Understanding The Roles, Processes, and Benefits of SCRUM - Must-Know Fundamentals of SCRUM (and How To Execute a SCRUM Project) - Step-By-Step Formulas For Implementing SCRUM Into Your Business - A Roadmap To Becoming a SCRUM Master - Technical Details, Advanced Strategies, and High-Level Applications of SCRUM - And Much More… No matter what industry you’re in, SCRUM is a proven framework which is guaranteed to streamline your business. Even if you’re a beginner to Lean methodologies, this audiobook explains everything in a simple, easy-to-follow way. Discover how you can accelerate your performance, run better teams, and manage your projects like never before. Buy now to discover how to become a master at SCRUM today!

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A Trucker's Tale: Wit, Wisdom, and True Stories from 60 Years on the Road Audiobook

A Trucker's Tale: Wit, Wisdom, and True Stories from 60 Years on the Road

Author: Ed Miller Narrator: Arthur Flavell Release Date: March 2020

Wit, wisdom, and revelations from sixty years of life on the road. Driving one highway after another at sunrise, winding through the mountainside, hearing the call to rise of the roosters, or simply exchanging 'fishing stories' with the other guys at the truck stops. Like that one about the trucker who stopped along the highway and helped a little old lady who had a flat tire. By the time the trucker had told his tale a dozen times, the simple tire change story turned into one where an old lady was accompanied by her gorgeous, blond, and twenty-one-year-old granddaughter-you know how that ends. Imagine the story traded from one driver to the next. Each time, a more outrageous yarn is spun. They say that only truck drivers experience the true grandeur and landscape of America. In A Trucker's Tale, Ed Miller gives an inside look at the allure of the work and the colorful characters who haul our goods on the open road. He shares what it was like to grow up in a trucking family, his experience as an equipment officer in Vietnam, and the trials and tribulations of life as a trucker. His tales are often funny, sometimes sad, cringeworthy, or unbelievable. Many are the results of what he calls, 'just plain stupidity.' Together they paint a compelling portrait of a vibrant but little-known industry, and reveal why he just kept on truckin'.

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Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow's Terrorists Audiobook

Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow's Terrorists

Author: Audrey Kurth Cronin Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt Release Date: March 2020

Never have so many possessed the means to be so lethal. The diffusion of modern technology to ordinary people has given them access to weapons of mass violence previously monopolized by the state. As Audrey Kurth Cronin explains in Power to the People, what we are seeing now is an exacerbation of an age-old trend. Over the centuries, the most surprising developments in warfare have occurred because of advances in technologies combined with changes in who can use them. Indeed, accessible innovations in destructive force have long driven new patterns of political violence. When Nobel invented dynamite and Kalashnikov designed the AK-47, each inadvertently spurred terrorist and insurgent movements that killed millions and upended the international system. That history illuminates our own situation. The twenty-first century 'sharing economy' has already disrupted every institution, including the armed forces. New 'open' technologies are transforming access to the means of violence. Just as importantly, higher-order functions that previously had been exclusively under state military control-mass mobilization, force projection, and systems integration-are being harnessed by non-state actors. Cronin closes by focusing on how to respond so that we both preserve the benefits of emerging technologies yet reduce the risks.

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Conquering the Electron: The Geniuses, Visionaries, Egomaniacs, and Scoundrels Who Built Our Electro Audiobook

Conquering the Electron: The Geniuses, Visionaries, Egomaniacs, and Scoundrels Who Built Our Electro

Author: Derek Cheung, Eric Brach Narrator: Eric Jason Martin Release Date: March 2020

Conquering the Electron offers listeners a true and engaging history of the world of electronics, beginning with the discoveries of static electricity and magnetism and ending with the creation of the smartphone and the iPad. This book shows the interconnection of each advance to the next on the long journey to our modern-day technologies. Exploring the combination of genius, infighting, and luck that powered the creation of today's electronic age, Conquering the Electron debunks the hero worship so often plaguing the stories of great advances. Want to know how AT&T's Bell Labs developed semiconductor technology-and how its leading scientists almost came to blows in the process? Want to understand how radio and television work-and why RCA drove their inventors to financial ruin and early graves? Conquering the Electron offers these stories and more, presenting each revolutionary technological advance right alongside blow-by-blow personal battles that all too often took place.

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Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Eart Audiobook

Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Eart

Author: Rachel Maddow Narrator: Rachel Maddow Release Date: February 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. Award-winning American news presenter Rachel Maddow investigates remarkable stories from around the globe, all leading back to the same crooked source: the unimaginably lucrative and equally corrupting oil and gas industry. From Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, to Kyiv, Siberia and Moscow, to Equatorial Guinea and Alaska; from a mansion in Malibu with the world’s largest collection of Michael Jackson memorabilia to luxury hotels in central London; from deep within the earth’s crust to the icy surface of the Arctic seas, Blowout uncovers a web of international corruption. With her trademark black humour, Maddow takes us through the purposeful detonation of a fifty-kiloton nuclear bomb underground near Colarado, man-made earthquakes, murdered cows and the international financial crisis, to the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas, and a surprising conclusion about why the Russian government hacked the 2016 U.S. election. Chevron, BP, and a host of other industry players get their star turn, most notably ExxonMobil and the deceptively well-behaved Rex Tillerson. The oil and gas industry has weakened democracies in developed and developing countries, fouled oceans and rivers, and propped up authoritarian thieves and killers. But being outraged at it is, according to Maddow, 'like being indignant when a lion takes down and eats a gazelle. You can't really blame the lion. It's in her nature.' Blowout is a call to contain the lion: to stop subsidizing the wealthiest businesses on earth, to fight for transparency, and to check the influence of the world's most destructive industry and its enablers. The stakes have never been higher. As Maddow writes, 'Democracy either wins this one or disappears.' © Rachel Maddow 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Let's Ride: Sonny Barger's Guide to Motorcycling How to Ride the Right Way-for Life Audiobook

Let's Ride: Sonny Barger's Guide to Motorcycling How to Ride the Right Way-for Life

Author: Sonny Barger Narrator: John Mclain Release Date: February 2020

One of the founders and the most famous member of the infamous Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club, Ralph 'Sonny' Barger says, 'Let's Ride' with this ultimate guide to motorcycling. Hailed as the new essential resource for bikers, Let's Ride is today's most entertaining and authoritative guide to mastering the art of motorcycling. From choosing the right bike and keeping it finely maintained to sharpening riding techniques and achieving top performance, legendary biker icon Sonny Barger mines his lifetime of experience to provide advice, wisdom, wit, and never-before-told stories that will help fellow riders-new and veteran alike-survive the challenges of the road.

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