This is the inspiring story of an ordinary guy who achieved two great goals that others had told him were impossible. First, he set a record for the longest automobile journey ever made around the world, during the course of which he blasted his way out of minefields, survived a breakdown atop the Peak of Death, came within seconds of being lynched in Pakistan, and lost three of the five men who started with him - two to disease, one to the Vietcong.
In his first best seller, The End of Illness, David Agus revealed how to add vibrant years to your life by knowing the real facts of health. In this book he builds on that theme by showing why this is the luckiest time yet to be alive, giving you the keys to the new kingdom of wellness. Medicine is undergoing rapid change. In the old world, you followed general principles, and doctors treated you based on broad, one-size-fits-all solutions.
"the guy who couldn't cure steve jobs"
A Year in the World is vintage Frances Mayes, a celebration of the allure of travel, of serendipitous pleasures found in unlikely locales, of memory woven into the present, and of a joyous sense of quest. An ideal travel companion, Frances Mayes brings to the page the curiosity of an intrepid explorer, remarkable insights into the wonder of the everyday, and a compelling narrative style that entertains as it informs.
"Enjoyable escape (mostly)"
"A wonderful idea, gloriously put into practice. Greg Jenner as is witty as he is knowledgeable." (Tom Holland) Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock? Every day, from the moment our alarm clocks wake us in the morning until our heads hit our pillows at night, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old.
What was it like to live during the time of Jesus? Where did people live? Who did they marry? What was family life like? And how did people survive? These are just some of the questions that Scott Korb answers in this engaging new book, which explores what everyday life entailed two thousand years ago in first-century Palestine, that tumultuous era when the Roman Empire was at its zenith and a new religion---Christianity---was born.
"accessible listen with broad appeal"
My Year in Iraq is the only senior insider's perspective on the crucial period following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime. In vivid, dramatic detail, Bremer reveals the previously hidden struggles among Iraqi politicians and America's leaders, taking us from the ancient lanes in the holy city of Najaf to the White House Situation Room and the Pentagon E-Ring.
"Spin, Spin, Spin"
"Someone stop this woman"
"Abducted. Enslaved. In and out of the News for Two Years. The Chibok Girls Are Still Missing" is from the April 14, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.
The very aptly named Mr Pong had the kind of breath that could stun at over ten feet… This wasn’t just bad – there was something rotten down there. Something had crawled in and died. Gunter howled with laughter as he saw the look of horror on my face. It was the best entertainment he had seen since he had watched Chef chasing yaks through the kitchens.
"only wish it was longer"
"North Korea Sentenced This American Student to 15 Years in Prison. How Will US Get Him Out?" is from the March 17, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.
"Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty of Murder, Faces at Least 15 Years in Prison" is from the Around the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Justin Wm. Moyer and narrated by Sam Scholl.
When Frank Johnson arrived in Vietnam in 1969, he was 19, a young soldier untested in combat like thousands of others - but with two important differences: Johnson volunteered for the elite L. Company Rangers of the 101st Airborne Division, a long range reconnaissance patrol (LRRP) unit, and he kept a secret diary, a practice forbidden by the military to protect the security of LRRP operations.
"Pass on it"
"Scientists say California hasn’t been this dry in 500 years" is from the September 15, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Darryl Fears and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"15,000 More Refugees to Be Resettled in U.S. Next Year" is from the September 21, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carol Morello and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Two 15-Year-Old Students Killed in Shooting at Phoenix Area High School" is from the US section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elahe Izadi and Lindsey Bever and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"NTSB Releases Report on Last Year's Deadly Amtrak Wreck in Philadelphia" is from the National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ashley Halsey III, Michael Laris and Lori Aratani and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"A Christmas Economy Thrives All Year Long in a Mexican Village" is from the World section of The New York Times. It was written by Azam Ahmed and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
"At Least 18 Asylum Seekers Are Tied to New Year's Eve Assault in Cologne" is from the World section of The New York Times. It was written by Alison Smale and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
"Local Second Virginia Tech Student Charged in the Death of Blacksburg 13-Year-Old" is from the National section of The Washington Post. It was written by T. Rees Shapiro, DeNeen L. Brown and Fenit Nirappil and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"What the Earth Will Be Like in 10,000 Years, According to Scientists" is from the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Chris Mooney and narrated by Sam Scholl.