During the middle of the 20th century, the United States completed its transformation into one of the world's superpowers. Few were as instrumental in this development as Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), renowned for being the nation's principal commanding general during World War II and the president who served during the early, tumultuous Cold War years.
When it comes to the entertainment world and movie business, few names are as recognizable as Walt Disney, a versatile writer, producer, director, artist, and voice actor who literally turned his name into a billion-dollar business. Whether it was through the creation of iconic cartoons like Mickey Mouse or America's favorite theme parks, Disney and his assorted businesses have entertained countless numbers of people across the globe, particularly young kids.
In 3022, the Barchetta family rules the world of Sullivan for Hanse Davion and the Federated Suns. Young Matthew, more interested in the pleasures at Madame Lu's than his studies as a mechwarrior, stands next in his family's line to head out and make a name for himself. This is his story....
CNA Exam Prep, Volume 2 is a bank of more than 700 practice test questions for nurse assistant students preparing to take the state competency exam. Questions were chosen from different areas of nursing care to enhance comprehensive review.
Alice lives a quiet life in the small hamlet of Kendawyn until she risks everything to save a hunted man. Will that choice give her everything she's ever wanted or ruin her life?
The USS Maine is one of the most famous ships in American history but for all the wrong reasons. A symbol of naval strength in the late 19th century, the Maine's tragic fate is taught to students across the nation not just because it was a disaster but because it is associated with the most notorious examples of yellow journalism in the country's history and ultimately brought about a war, despite the fact it's still unclear what caused the ship's explosion.
Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Clinton may have been the most politically active first ladies in American history, but Abigail Adams was the first to act as political advisor for her husband and the first to be dubbed "Mrs. President". Indeed, Abigail was politically inclined to a degree that was highly unusual among women of the 18th and 19th century.
At 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969, time stands still throughout the world, as thousands converge on the Kennedy Space Center and millions tune in on live television. At that instant, the first rumbles began to shake the ground as a small spacecraft attached to a giant Saturn V rocket starts to lift off. Quickly being propelled several thousand miles per hour, it takes just a few minutes to enter orbit. Apollo 11 is on its way to a historic first landing on the Moon.
The European continent was devastated in the wake of World War II, and the conflict left the Soviet Union and the United States as uncontested superpowers. This ushered in over 45 years of the Cold War, and a political alignment of Western democracies against the Communist Soviet bloc that produced conflicts pitting allies on each sides fighting, even as the American and Soviet militaries never engaged each other.
On November 24, 1971, there was little to suggest that the skies above the Pacific Northwest would produce one of the greatest mysteries in American history and a criminal investigation that is still ongoing over 40 years later.
An American descendant of its wealthy German-Jewish owners tells the human story of a house near Berlin, revealing its Nazi occupation and use as a child-care center,and the building of the Berlin Wall 50 feet from the front door.
Do you ever feel like you're waiting on life to happen TO you? Waiting on enough business to seize opportunities in the market? Waiting on enough money to have a child? Waiting on the market to change to buy a house? Waiting on the ideal partner to make you feel loved? Waiting on retirement to start experiencing your bucket list? Waiting, waiting, waiting.... Waiting for WHAT? One day you wake up and you've lost 20 years of your life waiting in the rut of work, kids growing up and just life happening.
There's big trouble in the park system. Someone is making life difficult for Jamie Quinn's boyfriend, Kip Simons, the new director of Broward County parks. Was it the angry supervisor passed over for promotion? The disgruntled employee Kip recently fired? Or someone with a bigger ax to grind? If Jamie can't figure it out soon, she may be looking for a new boyfriend because there's a dead guy in the park and Kip has gone missing!
Still crippled by agoraphobia and confined to the tunnels under New York City, Joe is haunted by the fact that he cannot even attend his father's funeral. His father's death brings threats to the safety of Joe's underground home: guilt over the broken relationship that can never be healed, a mysterious box of papers inherited from eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla, and a ruthless enemy determined to steal those papers no matter the cost.
William's conquest of England arguably made him the most important figure in shaping the course of English history, but modern caricatures of this vitally important medieval figure are largely based on ignorance. William is a fascinating and complex figure, in many ways the quintessential warrior king of this period.
French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was not a man made for peacetime. By 1812 he had succeeded in subduing most of his enemies - though in Spain the British continued to be a perpetual thorn in his flank that drained the Empire of money and troops - but his relationship with Russia, never more than one of mutual suspicion at best, had now grown downright hostile.
North America is full of natural wonders, but few inspire as much awe as Niagara Falls, the continent's most famous waterfalls. Comprised of three separate waterfalls (Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls), Niagara's falls can boast the fastest flow rate in the world, dropping six million cubic feet of water every minute from as high as 185 feet. Situated on the border between the United States and Canada, Niagara Falls is not just a prime tourist spot but a source of hydroelectric power.
Andy Burke is as witty as he is hard working, even if he is Only an Irish Boy!
"The Other Gods" is a short story about Barzai the Wise, a high priest and prophet who was learned in the lore of the "gods of the Earth". One day he attempted to scale the mountain of Hatheg-Kla along with his young disciple, Atal, in order to look upon the god's faces. But when he got to the mountain, he found that the "gods of the Earth" were not alone there.
Merging research and real-world application, this insightful guide reveals what really drives decisions and introduces listeners to the persuasion equation - a powerful combination of factors proven to speed agreement.