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  1. And Away... Audiobook And Away...
  2. The Man Who Died Twice Audiobook The Man Who Died Twice
  3. The Betrayals Audiobook The Betrayals
  4. Win at Losing: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead to Our Greatest Gains Audiobook Win at Losing: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead to Our Greatest Gains
  5. The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed Audiobook The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed
  6. A Touch of Darkness Audiobook A Touch of Darkness
  7. We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman's Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economi Audiobook We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman's Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economi
  8. Silverview: The Sunday Times Bestseller Audiobook Silverview: The Sunday Times Bestseller
  9. Flora's Travelling Christmas Shop Audiobook Flora's Travelling Christmas Shop
  10. The Facilitator, Part 2 Audiobook The Facilitator, Part 2
Zukunftsrepublik: 80 Vorausdenker*innen springen in das Jahr 2030 Audiobook

Zukunftsrepublik: 80 Vorausdenker*innen springen in das Jahr 2030

Author: Tba Narrator: Sebastian Pappenberger Release Date: March 2021

Um ein Land zukunftsfähig zu machen, braucht es vor allem eines: kreative Köpfe, die über das Morgen hinausdenken. Darum haben die Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber 80 herausragende Persönlichkeiten zusammengebracht, die unsere Zukunft mit ihren Ideen entscheidend prägen werden. Das Buch ist ein Feuerwerk an Zukunftsvisionen, persönlichen Einschätzungen und Wegweisern für die sechs Kategorien Bildung, Wirtschaft, Arbeit, Gesundheit, Politik und Gesellschaft. Die Autorinnen und Autoren (in alphabetischer Reihenfolge): Patrick Adenauer, Anna Alex, Mohanna Azarmandi, Susanne Bachmann, Anne Kjaer Bathel, Jan Heinrich Bathel, Danyal Bayaz, Sebastian Borek, Bettina Borisch, Saskia Bruysten, Philipp Depiereux, Gregor Ernst, Julia Freudenberg, Jenny Friese, Christoph Giesa, Alexander Giesecke, Maja Göpel, Julius de Gruyter, Neil Heinisch, Diana Heinrichs, Achim Hensen, Anna Herrhausen, Eckart von Hirschhausen, Verena Hubertz, Thomas Jarzombek, Thurid Kahl, Tatjana Kiel, Fabian Kienbaum, Irène Kilubi, John Kornblum, Daniel Krauss, Horst Krumbach, Johanna Langemeyer, Florian Langenscheidt, Sabrina Lechler, Dominique Leikauf, Lilli Leirich, Diana zur Löwen, Florian Mann, David Matusiewicz, Natalie Mekelburger, Christian Miele, Philipp Möller, Marie-Christine Ostermann, Christoph Ploß, Nils Reichardt, Hanno Renner, Christina Richter, Andreas Rickert, Silke Rickert-Sperling, Christine Rittner, Jörg Rocholl, Sarna Röser, Raoul Roßmann, Christian W. Scheiner, Thomas Schindler, Axel Schmittknecht, Nicolai Schork, Hauke Schwiezer, Maria Sievert, Nina Smidt, Felix Staeritz, Johanna Strunz, Laetitia Stuchtey, Sonja Stuchtey, Düzen Tekkal, Frank Thelen, Christian Tidona, Laura Tönnies, Géraldine Ulrichs, Anna Viegener, Johannes Vogel, Christian Vollmann, Ute Elisabeth Weiland, Yasmin Weiß, Céline Flores Willers, Bart de Witte, Miriam Wohlfarth, Anna Yona, Larissa Zeichhardt, Klaus Zeppenfeld Marie-Christine Ostermann (Rullko), Céline Flores Willers (The People Branding Company), Miriam Wohlfarth (RatePay), Daniel Krauss (FlixBus), Dr. Andreas Rickert (Phineo) und Hauke Schwiezer (Startup Teens) unterstützen die Startup Teens, die reichweitenstärkste digitale Bildungsplattform für Unternehmertum und Coding in Deutschland.

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You Say You Want a Revolution?: Radical Idealism and Its Tragic Consequences Audiobook

You Say You Want a Revolution?: Radical Idealism and Its Tragic Consequences

Author: Daniel Chirot Narrator: Paul Boehmer Release Date: March 2020

In You Say You Want a Revolution?, Daniel Chirot examines a wide range of right- and left-wing revolutions around the world-from the late eighteenth century to today-to provide important new answers to these critical questions. From the French Revolution of the eighteenth century to the Mexican, Russian, German, Chinese, anticolonial, and Iranian revolutions of the twentieth, Chirot finds that moderate solutions to serious social, economic, and political problems were overwhelmed by radical ideologies that promised simpler, drastic remedies. But not all revolutions had this outcome. The American Revolution didn't, although its failure to resolve the problem of slavery eventually led to the Civil War, and the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe was relatively peaceful, except in Yugoslavia. From Japan, North Korea, Vietnam, and Cambodia to Algeria, Angola, Haiti, and Romania, You Say You Want a Revolution? explains why violent radicalism, corruption, and the betrayal of ideals won in so many crucial cases, why it didn't in some others-and what the long-term prospects for major social change are if liberals can't deliver needed reforms.

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World's Greatest Speeches War on Japan Audiobook

World's Greatest Speeches War on Japan

Author: Theodore Roosevelt Narrator: Theodore Roosevelt Release Date: May 2017

Sit back and recount the greatest moments in political history! Broaden your knowledge with this title's narrative on political events.

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Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism Audiobook

Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism

Author: Henry Olsen Narrator: Derek Shetterly Release Date: June 2017

In this sure to be controversial book in the vein of The Forgotten Man, a political analyst argues that conservative icon Ronald Reagan was not an enemy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal, but his true heir and the popular program’s ultimate savior. Conventional political wisdom views the two most consequential presidents of the twentieth-century—FDR and Ronald Reagan—as ideological opposites. FDR is hailed as the champion of big-government progressivism manifested in the New Deal. Reagan is seen as the crusader for conservatism dedicated to small government and free markets. But Henry Olsen argues that this assumption is wrong. In Ronald Reagan: New Deal Republican, Olsen contends that the historical record clearly shows that Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal itself were more conservative than either Democrats or Republicans believe, and that Ronald Reagan was more progressive than most contemporary Republicans understand. Olsen cuts through political mythology to set the record straight, revealing how Reagan—a longtime Democrat until FDR’s successors lost his vision in the 1960s—saw himself as FDR’s natural heir, carrying forward the basic promises of the New Deal: that every American deserves comfort, dignity, and respect provided they work to the best of their ability. Olsen corrects faulty assumptions driving today’s politics. Conservative Republican political victories over the last thirty years have not been a rejection of the New Deal’s promises, he demonstrates, but rather a representation of the electorate’s desire for their success—which Americans see as fulfilling the vision of the nation’s founding. For the good of all citizens and the GOP, he implores Republicans to once again become a party of "FDR Conservatives"—to rediscover and support the basic elements of FDR (and Reagan’s) vision.

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Without Precedent Audiobook

Without Precedent

Author: Joel Richard Paul Narrator: Fred Sanders Release Date: February 2018

The rich, dramatic story of John Marshall, the most influential Chief Justice in history, who in the early 1800s played a key role in developing the Supreme Court into a crucial part of government. No member of the Founding Generation had a greater impact on the American Constitution than Chief Justice John Marshall, and no one did more than Marshall to preserve the fragile unity of the fledgling United States as it was struggling to establish itself. Marshall led the Supreme Court for thirty-four years (1801-1835), longer than any other Chief Justice, and he singlehandedly established its supremacy in American life. Buffeted by political enemies who were prepared to do anything to stop him, Marshall brilliantly outflanked them. Against forces that threatened to shatter the union, Marshall defended his vision of a strong national government. Armed with nothing more than his innate intelligence, eloquence and his gift for thinking innovatively, Marshall triumphed against all odds. At a time when all of the country's leading southern statesmen -- Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe -- were from wealthy landowning families, Marshall grew up in a two-room log cabin shared with fourteen siblings on the hardscrabble frontier of Virginia. His only formal education consisted of one year of grammar school and six weeks of law school. Yet in the space of two decades he went from being an unschooled frontiersman to become a military officer, a successful attorney, a foreign diplomat, a national hero, Washington's biographer, a congressman, Secretary of State, and Chief Justice. During a tumultuous time, against myriad enemies, John Marshall held the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and the union together. Without Precedent is the engrossing true story of the life and times of this exceptional man, who understood the balance of power and mastered the art of self-invention, applying both to everything he did.

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Wir und die intelligenten Maschinen: Wie Algorithmen unser Leben bestimmen und wir sie für uns nutze Audiobook

Wir und die intelligenten Maschinen: Wie Algorithmen unser Leben bestimmen und wir sie für uns nutze

Author: Jörg Dräger, Ralph Müller-Eiselt Narrator: Uwe Thoma Release Date: August 2019

Wie wir aus der digitalen Welt eine bessere machen können Algorithmen sind allgegenwärtig: Sie erstellen ärztliche Diagnosen, sortieren Bewerbungen, helfen bei der Jagd auf Verbrecher und empfehlen Richtern, welche Haftstrafen sie verhängen sollen. Künstliche Intelligenz ist keine Science Fiction, sondern automatisiert bereits tagtäglich Entscheidungen, die die Leben von Millionen von Menschen maßgeblich beeinflussen. Die resultierenden gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen werden radikal sein. Deshalb ist dieses Buch ein Weckruf. Es zeigt die gesellschaftliche Reichweite der algorithmischen Revolution, ihre Chancen und Risiken. Es will Mut machen, Digitalisierung für mehr Teilhabe und gegen Diskriminierung zu nutzen. Und es macht konkrete Vorschläge, was jetzt passieren muss, damit wir alle in eine gute Zukunft gehen.

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Winter in America: A Cultural History of Neoliberalism, from the Sixties to the Reagan Revolution Audiobook

Winter in America: A Cultural History of Neoliberalism, from the Sixties to the Reagan Revolution

Author: Daniel Robert Mcclure Narrator: Steve Menasche Release Date: November 2021

Neoliberalism took shape in the 1930s and 1940s as a transnational political philosophy and system of economic, political, and cultural relations. As neoliberal ideas gained political currency in the 1960s and 1970s, reactionary cultural turn catalyzed their ascension. The cinema, music, magazine culture, and current events discourse of the 1970s provided the space of negotiation permitting these ideas to take hold and be challenged. Daniel Robert McClure's book follows the interaction between culture and economics during the transition from Keynesianism in the mid-1960s to the triumph of neoliberalism at the dawn of the 1980s. From the 1965 debate between William F. Buckley and James Baldwin, through the pages of BusinessWeek and Playboy, to the rise of exploitation cinema in the 1970s, McClure tracks the increasingly shared perception by white males that they had 'lost' their long-standing rights and that a great neoliberal reckoning might restore America's repressive racial, sexual, gendered, and classed foundations in the wake of the 1960s.

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William Walker's Wars: How One Man's Private American Army Tried to Conquer Mexico, Nicaragua, and H Audiobook

William Walker's Wars: How One Man's Private American Army Tried to Conquer Mexico, Nicaragua, and H

Author: Scott Martelle Narrator: David Colacci Release Date: January 2019

In the decade before the onset of the Civil War, groups of Americans engaged in a series of longshot-and illegal-forays into Mexico, Cuba, and other Central American countries in hopes of taking them over. These efforts became known as filibustering, and their goal was to seize territory to create new independent fiefdoms, which would ultimately be annexed by the still-growing United States. Most failed miserably. William Walker was the outlier. Short, slender, and soft-spoken with no military background-he trained as a doctor before becoming a lawyer and then a newspaper editor-Walker was an unlikely leader of rough-hewn men and adventurers. But in 1856 he managed to install himself as president of Nicaragua. Neighboring governments saw Walker as a risk to the region and worked together to drive him out-efforts aided, incongruously, by the United States' original tycoon, Cornelius Vanderbilt. William Walker's Wars is a story of greedy dreams and ambitions, the fate of nations and personal fortunes, and the dark side of Manifest Destiny, for among Walker's many goals was to build his own empire based on slavery. This little-remembered story from U.S. history is a cautionary tale for all who dream of empire.

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Wie sich Menschen organisieren, wenn ihnen keiner sagt, was sie tun sollen Audiobook

Wie sich Menschen organisieren, wenn ihnen keiner sagt, was sie tun sollen

Author: Lars Vollmer Narrator: Lars Vollmer Release Date: December 2017

Ein motivierendes und höchst wirkungsvolles Hörbuch für alle, die Strukturen und Methoden aus dem Industriezeitalter überwinden wollen und sich mehr Erfolg und Agilität in Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft wünschen. Verantwortung und Freiheit wecken Kreativität Der Reflex, der in jedem Unternehmen, jeder Organisation, jeder Gruppe wach wird, sobald Menschen zusammen arbeiten und etwas erreichen wollen, ist: Wer ist zuständig und wer verteilt weitere Zuständigkeiten? Und wie selbstverständlich bilden sich daraus Hierarchien und Abteilungen. Statt sich diesen starren Strukturen unterzuordnen, inspiriert Lars Vollmer zu mehr Initiative, Verantwortung und der Überlegung, wie es gelingen kann, Organisationen voller Agilität und Freiheit zu gestalten, Denn der Unternehmer und Honorarprofessor der Leibniz Universität Hannover weiß: Wenn Menschen freiheitlich leben und arbeiten, entsteht echter Nutzen für Kunden und Gesellschaft auf den Märkten des 21. Jahrhunderts. Und dies bewirkt Freude an der Arbeit und wahre Wirksamkeit. Vom Business-Theater zur Selbstorganisation Dass Menschen in Unternehmen mehr Theater spielen, dafür aber aufgrund starrer Pläne, Meetings und Vorgaben nicht die Möglichkeit erhalten, echte Arbeit zu leisten, hat der Vordenker Lars Vollmer in seinem Spiegel-Bestseller 'Zurück an die Arbeit. Wie aus Business-Theatern wieder echte Unternehmen werden' bereits deutlich gemacht. Dass dieses Business-Theater und die dafür verantwortlichen tayloristischen Strukturen abgeschafft gehören, ebenso. Es blieb die Frage: Wie organisieren sich Menschen eigentlich, wenn starre Führungsrollen ausbleiben und ihnen niemand mehr sagt, was genau sie tun sollen? Freude an der Arbeit durch Eigenverantwortung Anhand überraschender Beispiele aus Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft macht sich Vollmer nun in seinem neuen Buch siebeneinhalb aufrüttelnde Gedanken über eben jene Entwicklung, die Menschen vollführen, wenn ihnen keine Führungskraft Zeit-, Ziel- oder sonstige Pläne vor die Nase setzt. In Zeiten von Modernisierung, Digitalisierung und New Work liefert Vollmer eine Ode auf die Selbstorganisation und agiles Arbeiten und vermittelt wertvolle Gestaltungsprinzipien, um Eigenverantwortung zu fördern und echte Freude an der Arbeit zu erlangen.

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Why Nationalism Audiobook

Why Nationalism

Author: Yael Tamir Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Release Date: February 2019

Why nationalism is a permanent political force-and how it can be harnessed once again for liberal ends Around the world today, nationalism is back-and it's often deeply troubling. Populist politicians exploit nationalism for authoritarian, chauvinistic, racist, and xenophobic purposes, reinforcing the view that it is fundamentally reactionary and antidemocratic. But Yael (Yuli) Tamir makes a passionate argument for a very different kind of nationalism-one that revives its participatory, creative, and egalitarian virtues, answers many of the problems caused by neoliberalism and hyperglobalism, and is essential to democracy at its best. In Why Nationalism, she explains why it is more important than ever for the Left to recognize these qualities of nationalism, to reclaim it from right-wing extremists, and to redirect its power to progressive ends. Far from being an evil force, nationalism's power lies in its ability to empower individuals and answer basic human needs. Using it to reproduce cross-class coalitions will ensure that all citizens share essential cultural, political, and economic goods. Shifting emphasis from the global to the national and putting one's nation first is not a way of advocating national supremacy but of redistributing responsibilities and sharing benefits in a more democratic and just way. In making the case for a liberal and democratic nationalism, Tamir also provides a compelling original account of the ways in which neoliberalism and hyperglobalism have allowed today's Right to co-opt nationalism for its own purposes. Provocative and hopeful, Why Nationalism is a timely and essential rethinking of a defining feature of our politics.

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Why America Loses Wars: Limited War and US Strategy from the Korean War to the Present Audiobook

Why America Loses Wars: Limited War and US Strategy from the Korean War to the Present

Author: Donald Stoker Narrator: Paul Heitsch Release Date: February 2021

How can you achieve victory in war if you don't have a clear idea of your political objectives and a vision of what victory means? In this provocative challenge to US policy and strategy, Donald Stoker argues that America endures endless wars because its leaders no longer know how to think about war, particularly limited wars. He reveals how ideas on limited war and war in general evolved against the backdrop of American conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq. These ideas, he shows, were flawed and have undermined America's ability to understand, wage, and win its wars, and to secure peace afterwards. America's leaders have too often taken the nation to war without understanding what they want or valuing victory, leading to the 'forever wars' of today. Why America Loses Wars dismantles seventy years of misguided thinking and lays the foundations for a new approach to the wars of tomorrow.

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Who Shot JFK? Audiobook

Who Shot JFK?

Author: Robin Ramsay Narrator: Bob Sinfield Release Date: December 2009

"After nearly 1000 books, half a dozen journals, two official inquiries, several million pages of declassified documents, dozens of TV documentaries and hundreds of Websites, is there anything left to say about the assassination of President John F Kennedy? Hell, yes. The Kennedy assassination remains both the greatest whodunit of the post-World War Two era and the best route into recent American history. In this short book, taking it as proved that Lee Harvey Oswald was indeed the patsy he claimed to be before he was murdered, Robin Ramsay looks at the assassination through the work of the researchers who refused to buy the official cover-up story that Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin. He explores: * The major alternative theories produced by the critics of the official version. * The major landmarks in the Kennedy assassination research. * The disinformation produced on the subject since the event. Robin Ramsay also discusses some startling recent work, which seems - finally - to lead to an answer to the question ""WHO KILLED JFK?

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