You couldn't find two more different men. Billy Durant was the consummate salesman, a brilliant wheeler-dealer with grand plans, unflappable energy, and a fondness for the high life. Alfred Sloan was the intellectual, an expert in business strategy and management, master of all things organizational. Together, this odd couple built perhaps the most successful enterprise in U.S. history, General Motors, and with it an industry that has come to define modern life throughout the world.
"Not Only an Automotive History"
In an outspoken memoir that is sure to generate controversy, General Janis Karpinski tells the real story of the tragic and shameful events of 2004 from her first-hand experience.
A BioView® is a short biographical story, similar to an interview. These unique audio stories provide an easy way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions to our world and can help you achieve your ambitions in your journey through life.
Meet some of the amazing female leaders in this unique audio story collection from The Amazing People Club. Discover the life stories of iconic women including Mother Teresa, Golda Meir, Kato Shizue, and Emmeline Pankhurst in a very unique way. Each of the women contributed to very different fields, which included the women's movement, humanitarian work, the medical field, and politics. They were all courageous trailblazers in their own way.
It is hard to imagine life without music. We hear it constantly on the radio, TV, through our computers and iPods. However, as each song tells a story, there is often an even more amazing story behind the life of the musician. This unique audio collection from the Amazing People Club explores the life stories of five amazing musicians and reveals their challenges and what inspired them to create the music they did.
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Who was the first woman to qualify as a doctor? Who is the only woman to have won two Nobel Prizes? Five amazing women, five unique stories – explore them all in this unique audio story collection from the Amazing People Club. Medical research continues to push the bounds of possibility and it's the pioneering work of a group of talented individuals who have been responsible for major leaps forward which we all ultimately benefit from.
How did Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, and Elizabeth Arden choose their careers? Discover how these and other high achievers including Nancy Astor and Frank Whittle, became successful in this unique audio collection from the Amazing People Club. In life, the work some people did brought fame and for a few fortune. Some people chose their jobs because of strong convictions while others are motivated by salary.
"Amazing Careers - Very disappointing!"
Polio was one of the most dreaded epidemic diseases in history and claimed countless lives. It was the ingenuity and determination of Jonas Salk which resulted in the discovery of the first safe and effective polio vaccine. But, who was the man behind the cure? Another researcher in the field of medicine was Percy Julian, as a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants.
Science is such a crucial part of our daily lives. Asking why things happen, how they work and what makes them behave in a certain way is what drives scientific discoveries. In this collection of unique audio stories from The Amazing People Club, five of the most influential scientists share their stories with you. Meet Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Louis Pasteur, Michael Faraday and Francis Crick and discover their amazing scientific contributions from a very personal perspective.
Would you like to have met Abraham Lincoln and had a discussion about his life and career? Can you imagine what George Washington would have said if he was interviewed about his achievements? Would you like to explore how Amelia Earhart, the famous aviation pioneer, broke many speed and travel records and so inspired people around the world? Experience these and other outstanding stories in Amazing Americans and be inspired by some of the amazing people who helped shape the United States.
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Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. All icons that are amongst the most celebrated of all classical musicians. Their music is played all over the world, but the lives of these incredible individuals are often shrouded in mystery. Discover the stories behind masterpieces including Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.
As you walk around historic London, you are traveling in the footsteps of amazing people including Charles Dickens, Florence Nightingale, Charlie Chaplin, Emmeline Pankhurst and Winston Churchill. In their different ways, they made major contributions to London, which in turn helped make the city what it is today.
As you walk around New York City, you are traveling in the footsteps of amazing people including George Washington, Mark Twain, Sojourner Truth, Irving Berlin, John D. Rockefeller, and Susan B. Anthony. In their different ways, they made major contributions to New York, making the city what it is today.
During wartime, life's challenges become even harder. This unique collection of audio stories from the Amazing People Club focuses on four amazing women during times of war. Still a teenager, Joan of Arc led French armies into battle during the Hundred Years War. As a nurse, Edith Cavell helped allied soldiers escape from Germany-occupied Belgium during the First World War.
Would you like to have met Abraham Lincoln and had a discussion about his life and career? Can you imagine what George Washington would have said if he was interviewed about his achievements? Through this unique audio collection, meet Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson and Franklin, amongst America's most influential characters who really helped shaped the nation we know today.
Can you imagine what George Washington would have said if he was interviewed about his achievements? Would you like to explore how Amelia Earhart, the famous aviation pioneer, broke may speed and travel records and so inspired people around the world. Experience these and other outstanding stories in Amazing Americans and be inspired by some of the amazing people who helped shape the United States.
The world would not be the world we know today without explorers. This unique audio collection from the Amazing People Club explores the lives of four amazing explorers who pushed the boundaries in different realms. Journey with Captain James Cook from his birthplace, in Yorkshire, to the vast Pacific Ocean and beyond. Gain new insight into the real life of Christopher Columbus. The Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin is often referred to as 'The Columbus of The Cosmos'.
Revealed for the first time in Racing for the Bomb, Groves played a crucial and decisive role in the planning, timing, and targeting of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki missions. Norris offers new insights into the complex and controversial questions surrounding the decision to drop the bomb in Japan and Groves' actions during World War II, which had a lasting imprint on the nuclear age and the Cold War that followed.
How did Maria Montessori, Eva Peron and Golda Meir choose their careers? Discover these and other amazing women’s career stories in this unique audio collection from the Amazing People Club. It's as if they have come back to give a personal interview on their lives. You can understand their real lives and challenges and be inspired by what they did and how they achieved it.