It is commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929 resulted from a confluence of events beyond any one person's or government's control. In fact, as Liaquat Ahamed reveals, it was the decisions made by a small number of central bankers that were the primary cause of the economic meltdown, the effects of which set the stage for World War II and reverberated for decades.
"interesting insight into interwar period!"
With El Chapo vulnerable as never before, Mexican and DEA authorities are closing in, and journalist Malcolm Beith, a Newsweek contributor who has spent years reporting on the drug wars, follows the chase with full access to senior officials and exclusive interviews with soldiers and drug traffickers in the region, including members of Guzman's cartel. The Last Narco combines fearless reporting with the story of El Chapo's legendary rise from a poor farming family to the "capo" of the world's largest drug empire.
"Informative yet unintentionally hilarious"
Imagine running a business without a strategy. It would be akin to driving blindfolded, to building a house without a blueprint. The concept of strategy changed all that, paving the way for the creation of the modern corporate world. The Lords of Strategy provides listeners with a deeper understanding of the world they compete in, and a sharper eye for what works — and what doesn’t — when forging strategy.
"Super Book of Narrow Interest"
A proud and reserved alien society finds its homeland destroyed in an unprovoked act of aggression, and the survivors have no choice but to reach out to the indigenous humanoids of their adopted world, to whom they are distantly related. They wish to preserve their cherished way of life but come to discover that in order to preserve their culture, they may have to change it forever. Now a man and a woman from these two clashing societies must work together to save this vanishing race—and end up uncovering ancient mysteries with far-reaching ramifications.
In a lifetime shaped by politics, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proved himself a master manipulator of Congress, the press, and the public. But when war in Europe and Asia threatened America's shores, FDR found himself in a world turned upside down, where his friends became his foes, his enemies his allies. To help wage democracy's first "total war", he turned to one of history's most remarkable triumvirates.
"Another Outstanding Book by this Author"
Churchill's Legacy describes how Churchill wielded his influence in postwar politics to enable the restoration of Europe through two key speeches in 1946. Having first helped bring victory to the Allies in 1945, Churchill went on to preserve the freedom of the world by gaining the support of the United States in the restoration of Europe. In Fulton, Missouri, Churchill alerted America to the reality of 'Uncle Joe' - a tyrant determined to dominate Europe at any cost.
The first set of an extraordinary collection of 10 sets of personal letters written by Lord Chesterfield to his illegitimate son, young Philip Stanhope, then living abroad with his tutor to further his education. His Lordship, later secretary of state, hoped that his son would follow in his footsetps and took endless pains to instruct him on the essential and finer beharioral traits of a the aristocracy, which might lead him to such dizzying heights.
Drowning in mounting financial problems and apparent mental illness, Travis tries booze, pills, even golf to stay afloat, but nothing works. His wife and friends are forced to stage an intervention. Travis is in danger of losing his family, his career, and ultimately, his sanity. That is, until he meets a Hindu holy man in rehab who claims to be the final incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Suddenly, the tragically shallow Travis is saddled with the responsibility of bettering mankind and saving the world.
"The World's Most Notorious Drug Lord Has Become Mexico's Hit Halloween Costume" is from the October 18, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Hugh Naylor and narrated by Jill Melancon.
When discussing the German war crimes of the Second World War, modern histories have focused on the Holocaust. While the Final Solution was a unique and unparalleled horror, German atrocities did not end there. The Nazis terrorized their own citizens, tortured and murdered POWs, and carried out countless executions throughout occupied Europe. Lord Russell of Liverpool was part of the legal team that brought Nazi war criminals to justice, and from this first-hand position, he published the best-selling The Scourge of the Swastika in 1954. Liverpool shows that the actions of the Third Reich, were illegal, not merely immoral.
"Emphasizes the horror of the Nazi regime"
El Chapo Guzman's capture arouses the curiosity of people all throughout the world. Most people probably share the same thought in mind about the way the Mexican authorities recaptured El Chapo. Upon listening to this book, you can be certain that all your questions will be answered. So, just continue listening. You can guarantee that this book will help you know not only about the drug cartel led by El Chapo, but also the effective measures taken by the government and authorities to recapture him.
"Mexico Is Considering Extradition of Escaped Drug Lord Known as El Chapo" is from the World section of The New York Times. It was written by Azam Ahmed and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"Mexican Authorities Recapture Notorious Drug Lord 'El Chapo,' the Sinaloa Cartel Kingpin" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joshua Partlow and Elahe Izadi and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"A Turkish Court Appointed Five 'Lord of the Rings' Experts to Figure out Whether This Gollum Meme Is Offensive" is from the Wild Card section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.
From master language creator David J. Peterson comes a creative guide to language construction for sci-fi and fantasy fans, writers, game creators, and language lovers. Peterson offers a captivating overview of language creation, covering its history from Tolkien's creations and Klingon to today's thriving global community of conlangers.
"Great resource, but not conducive to audiobook"
Conrad’s Lord Jim is the iconic story of a romantic young man and his struggle with guilt and self-loathing. The novel begins with Jim’s earlier life as a ship’s officer. He and the other crew members abandon an imperiled vessel and its passengers after a mysterious collision reveals a dangerous bulge below the water line. But the ship does not sink and Jim survives to face an official inquiry. He is stripped of his license and faces universal scorn and the reality of his own guilt.
"Narrator hard to understand"
The war crimes trials at Nuremberg and Tokyo meted out the Allies' official justice; Lord Russell of Liverpool's sensational bestselling books on the Axis' war crimes decided the public's opinion. The Knights of Bushido, Russell's shocking account of Japanese brutality in the Pacific in World War II, describes how the noble founding principles of the Empire of Japan were perverted by the military into a systematic campaign of torture, murder, starvation, rape, and destruction. Notorious incidents like the Nanking Massacre and the Bataan Death March emerge as merely part of a pattern of human rights abuses. Undoubtedly formidable soldiers, the Japanese were terrible conquerors. Their conduct in the Pacific is a harrowing example of the doctrine of mutual destruction carried to the extreme, and begs the question of what is acceptable—and unacceptable—in total war.
"Not for the faint of heart"
Hugo von Hoffmannsthal hat diesen "Brief" im Jahr 1902, als er 28 Jahre alt war, verfasst. Dieser Brief wird von dem 26-jährigen Lord Chandos an dessen älteren Mentor Francis Bacon geschrieben. Darin berichtet er über eine 2-jährige Schreibpause, die ihn nach der Beendigung seines hochgelobten Frühwerkes heimgesucht hat und unüberwindbar scheint. Deshalb beschließt er, das Schreiben ganz aufzugeben und sich anderen Aufgaben zu widmen.
Der kleine Lord Fauntleroy ahnt nichts von den früheren Streitigkeiten seines Vaters mit seinem Großvater. Nach dem Tod seines Vaters wird er plötzlich auf das großväterliche Schloss geholt. Unerwartet schnell gewinnt der kleine Junge das Herz des verbitterten alten Mannes.
Un racconto ironico e surreale, una satira dell'alta società londinese di fine 800.