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!"
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.
Day of Infamy is Walter Lord's gripping, vivid re-creation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7, 1941. The listener accompanies Admiral Nagumo's task force as it sweeps toward Hawaii; looks on while warning after warning is ignored on Oahu; and is enmeshed in the panic, confusion, and heroism of the final attack.
"Engaging Story, Great Reading"
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"
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"
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"
10-year-old Johnny's toymaker father has volunteered for service in the British Army of World War I. At first, his spirits are high as he completes basic training, but his tone becomes grim once he reaches the front. To ease his son's worries, Johnny's dad carves him little figurines that reflect his experiences in the war. Comprised of letters from his father, followed by Johhny's feelings, Lord of the Nutcracker Men is a haunting and poignant tale.
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.
"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.
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.
Can violence and crime ever be justified? Is there ever a good reason to commit those acts that have been called unacceptable by the law? What if it's to help those around you and lift yourself out of a dire situation? In this book, you will see that sometimes questions like this aren't so simple to answer. These questions and countless others will all make more sense when you discover the story of Colombia's infamous drug lord, Pablo Escobar.
Josh and Tony aren’t any great shakes on the basketball court - but with the fate of the planet on the line, they’re going to have to step up.
"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.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Peter Taylor uses remarkable events in ordinary people's lives to describe an intricate fabric of tradition. In these four subtle and beautiful stories, a contractor uses a baptismal font as a birdbath, an annual children's party given by an aging brother and sister ends in disaster, a strange woman needlessly sends two men into a burning house, and a woman finds a way to express her frustration.
One Defining Moment is hopeful audiobook filled with helpful hints on how to stay happy and balanced amid a world full of turbulent overtones. It's an important reminder to know these deterrents can drift in the recesses of your mind like computer pop-ups demanding attention. Viewing that much of what you experience in life actually stems from the influence of unseen forces will help you employ moving energy techniques and avoid lengthy stagnation periods or depression.
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"