The third and final volume takes us through World War II, FDR's death, the founding of the UN, and Eleanor Roosevelt's death in 1962. It follows the arc of war and the evolution of a marriage as the first lady realized the cost of maintaining her principles even as the country and her husband were not prepared to adopt them. Eleanor Roosevelt continued to struggle for her core issues - economic security, New Deal reforms, racial equality, and rescue - when they were sidelined by FDR while he marshaled the country through war.
Twenty years later, time has weakened the resolve of the Musketeers and dispersed their loyalties. But treasons and stratagems still cry out for justice: civil war endangers the throne of France, while in England, Cromwell threatens to send Charles I to the scaffold. Dumas brings his immortal quartet out of retirement to cross swords with time, the malevolence of men, and the forces of history. But their greatest test is a titanic struggle with the son of Milady, who wears the face of Evil.
"Dumas YES, Narrator NO"
This is a story from the Classic American Short Stories collection.
This is the story of the conspiracy against the Empire that begins in the mean streets of the Underside and flourishes in the courtly politics of the Palace where Khaavren has loyally served in the Guards this past half-millenium.It is the tale of the Dragonlord Adron’s overweening schemes, of his brilliant daughter Aliera, and of the eldritch Sethra Lavode.
"Darned good Series!"
Feast or famine, boom or bust - it's a pattern that too many sales organizations regard as a necessary evil. And that's plain wrong. If you want a long-term career, you need to get off the roller-coaster of inconsistent results. Instead of frantic scrambles to meet quotas, you can create a strong year-round record of closed sales, repeat customers, and increasing referrals, all while you build a growing prospect list.
Eighteen-year-old Olivia Lindstrom is ready to start the rest of her life in a world she sees as wide open to accomplish her limitless dreams. A gifted musician, she wants nothing more than to study music, improve her skills, and later pursue a dedicated career. Her biggest concerns about starting college are missing her parents and worrying about her grade point average. That is until she meets Derek Salazar and becomes drawn into a new world.
If you thought Dennis Miller was done ranting, guess again. In Still Ranting After All These Years, recorded in early 2002, Miller is in fine form, commenting on everything from "War and Terrorism" to Enron; from "Obsessed Parents" to the "End of Class"; to "Truth in the Media" and so much more. Throughout, Miller is what we have come to expect from him: smart, cutting, laugh-out-loud funny, and more times than not...right.
Nearly 200,000 Americans have bariatric surgery each year. Yet far more — an estimated 24 million — are heavy enough to qualify for the operation, and many of them are struggling with whether to have such a radical treatment, the only one that leads to profound and lasting weight loss for virtually everyone who has it.
"After Weight-Loss Surgery, a Year of Joys and Disappointments" is from the December 26, 2016 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Gina Kolata and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"A Year after Obama's Visit, Ethiopia Is in Turmoil" is from the August 09, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Paul Schemm and narrated by Sam Scholl.
One year after Henry Munroe's fatal heart attack at age forty-one, his doting parents, prudish wife, rebellious son, and wayward brother are still reeling. So is Evie Cooper, a bartender, self-proclaimed "spiritual portraitist," and Henry's former mistress. While his widow, Jeanie, struggles with the betrayal, Henry's overbearing mother is making plans to hold a memorial service.
Bob Harris first became known as the face of the 1970s live music TV show The Old Grey Whistle Test and his infectious enthusiasm for music and ability to discover new talent has seen him become a national treasure. He continues to be a household name today and his velvety voice can be heard on Radio 2's The Bob Harris Show and Bob Harris Country. In this fully revised and updated autobiography, with a forward by Robert Plant, Bob tells his story of over 40 years of broadcasting.
"Year after Iran Nuclear Deal, Kerry Confronts Concerns of Arab States" is from the April 07, 2016, World section of The New York Times. It was written by David E. Sanger and narrated by Kristi Burns.
If you are interested in this book, chances are you know that you are in an abusive relationship and want out. You may be looking for help to decide what to do next. You may be looking for information about what you can do about your situation. You may be ready to leave but are unsure how to go about it. You may not even be sure if you are being abused, but you have a feeling that something isn't quite right at home or with your significant other.
Gone into Captivity chronicles the story of how, against many odds and numerous obstacles, two brave Israeli journalists befriended PLO commander Salah Ta'mari and his wife, Princess Dina, the former queen of Jordan. Ta'mari was being held prisoner in an Israeli POW camp when Aharon Barnea came to interview him for the Israel Broadcasting Authority. Expecting to find just another "terrorist", Barnea was surprised to discover an intelligent, educated, and articulate man whom he couldn't help himself from liking.
It was a little more than a year ago that Chipotle was rocked by the first in a brief flurry of food contamination incidents that sent many customers fleeing from the burrito chain. Since then, the company has been trying to win back diners in a variety of ways, ranging from a sweeping overhaul of its food safety measures to adding chorizo to its menu. It even employed gimmicks such as a summer-long rewards program and offering free meals for kids.
During Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first year in office, the Department of Homeless Services created 16 new shelters across New York City to house more than 1,000 families and hundreds of single adults.
Then, for eight months, the city stopped opening shelters.
The French woman was convicted of killing her husband and sentenced to 10 years in prison. But she gained the support of thousands, who clamored for her freedom as the case raised awareness about domestic violence.
The amount of money that flowed into U.S. startups fell in 2016 for the first time in four years as the number of deals struck tumbled to their lowest levels since 2011.But the technology world has high hopes that 2017 will prove to be brighter, as the parent company of Snapchat and other highfliers prepare to go public and venture capitalists amass huge new war chests.
"Venture Capitalists See Promise After a Tight Year for Startups" is from the December 29, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael J. De La Merced and narrated by Kristi Burns.
As a leading advocate for slashing legal immigration levels, Roy Beck has spent years on the political fringes of the debate in a country that has had dramatic growth in its foreign-born population over a half-century.
Turkish authorities were hunting for a lone gunman who opened fire on a New Year's celebration early Sunday at one of Istanbul's most popular nightclubs, killing dozens of people, many of them foreigners, and wounding scores more in one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in the city.
"Authorities Search for a Shooter After New Year's Massacre at Istanbul Nightclub" is from the January 01, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Erin Cunningham and Kareem Fahim and narrated by Sam Scholl.