When Colombia's 'King of Cocaine', Pablo Escobar, was killed, the world thought the cocaine industry would crumble. But ten years later the country's production had almost quadrupled, and for the last decade Colombia has produced more than 60 percent of all the cocaine consumed in the world. The drug is both a curse and a salvation for Colombians. Farmers grow coca for cash but fear discovery. Families must co-operate with drug-funded guerrillas or go on the run.
A true collective account of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. There are few days in American history so immortalized in public memory as November 22, 1963, the date of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Adding to the wealth of information about this tragic day is We Were There, a truly unique collection of firsthand accounts from the doctors and staff on scene at the hospital where JFK was immediately taken after he was shot.
It's 1956, and the cold war is hot. Hungary has just fallen, and Blackford Oakes is back from Budapest, puzzling over a betrayal and mourning a tragedy he couldn't prevent. But in Washington, all attention is focused on the race to put the first satellite in space. Ironically, Russia and America each have the secrets the other needs to succeed. The solution: kidnap a pair of extraordinary Russian scientists who can put the U.S. in the lead.
Regardless of what you do within your organization and the current circumstances of your life, the single most important fact is that you have the power to show leadership. Wherever you are in your career or life, you should always play to your peak abilities.This book shows you how to claim that staggering power, as well as transform your life and the world around youin the process.
"Such a contrived story!! uhhh!"
Your financial advisor does not want you to listen to this audiobook! Are you tired of the same old advice of “save money, invest for the long term, and diversify”? Do you know that your financial planner’s company makes money - even when you lose money? Do you want to learn how and why professional investors increase the velocity of their money, rather than park it?
Here are clear, biblical answers to some of the most difficult and controversial questions about God in one concise book you'll actually listen to! Packed with big truth, this little book can be listened to in under two hours.
In the acclaimed Counterpoints series of books contrasting multiple views, this book explores four different models of church government - their history, foundations, and practical implications. Four predominant approaches to church government are presented by respected proponents.
In the world of entrepreneurship, your vision solidifies your resolve when things get tough, and it reminds you why you went into business in the first place. Authors, brothers, and serial entrepreneurs, Matthew and Adam Toren have compiled a wealth of valuable information on the passionate and pragmatic realities of starting your own business. They've also gathered insights from some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. This book delivers the information that both established and budding entrepreneurs need.
In The Obama Hate Machine, Bill Press returns to show how the Right has taken rhetoric to slanderous new levels in attacking the nation’s forty-fourth president. But presidents have always been attacked like this, right? Wrong. As the author shows, while presidents and presidential candidates have routinely been subject to personal attacks, the outright disdain Obama’s extremist opponents have for the facts has inspired an insidious brand of character assassination unique in contemporary politics.
"An Honest Look at Political Motivations"
For more than a decade, Matthew Kelly has been helping people discover the best version of themselves. Now, in Perfectly Yourself, he addresses the opportunities and obstacles that we encounter once we decide to ask life's big questions: Who am I? What am I here for?
"Couldn't make it past chapter 2"
True stories are more bizarre than any fiction, and Dr. Gary Small knows this best. After 30 distinguished years of psychiatry and groundbreaking research on the human brain, Dr. Small has seen it all - now he is ready to open his office doors for the first time and tell all about the most mysterious, intriguing, and bizarre patients of his career. The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head is a spellbinding record of the doctor's most bewildering cases.
Twenty-five celebrated writers share the inspiring words and timeless wisdom of the athletic coaches who changed and influenced their lives and pass on the sage advice they received.
Loved by generations of devoted fans, She Who Runs the Waves stands as one of the most famous and well-received science fiction novels of Russian author Alexander Grin (1880-1932). Grin, who has a peculiar history of being nationally adored and internationally ignored, is at his best here. With its fanciful descriptions of whimsical landscapes, She Who Runs the Waves is undoubtedly the work of an imagination that knew no bounds.
Beloved stage and screen actor Danny Aiello’s big-hearted memoir reveals a man of passion, integrity, and guts - and lays bare one of the most unlikely success stories ever told. Danny Aiello admits that he backed into his acting career by mistake. That’s easy to see when you begin at the beginning: Raised by his loving and fiercely resilient mother in the tenements of Manhattan and the South Bronx, and forever haunted by the death of his infant brother, Danny struggled early on to define who he was and who he could be.
"I want to give Danny Aiello a big hug."
Liz Wiseman can divide leaders into two groups: multipliers and diminishers. Multipliers will attract talent to them by their welcoming attitude and collaborative environment and encourage ideas and intelligence. Even though it can seem like receding into the background, Liz assures you that you don't have to be small to let others flourish as well. By being a multiplier, everyone on the team gets to look good.
Who's on First? - On a team where the first baseman's named Who, the second baseman's named What, Idon'tKnow is on third, a woman finds it difficult to make her husband understand that the answer to his question, "Who's on first?" is Who. This work could also be called "The Relationship" because there is not a couple alive that has not had a discussion or three like this. Enjoy!
"Forget this version"
Blood-boosting Procrit is Johnson & Johnson's biotech superstar. Behind its various brand names, it ranks as Medicare's most reimbursed drug. But Procrit performs frighteningly well, and can stimulate so many blood cells that thousands of patients die in unexplained and painful ways. Blood Feud is award-winning journalist Kathleen Sharp's nail-biting expose of the Procrit case. Packed with corporate espionage, plot twists, and larger-than-life characters, it's as gripping as it is terrifyingly true.
"Did Procrit kill my late husband?"
This is the amazing story of overcoming personal fears and limited resources, using gut instincts, initiative and just plain hard work to create a thriving business, as told by the creator of Signature Flan. Faced with a possible layoff because of the weak economy, she decided to take a treasured family recipe from her personal kitchen and eventually establish nationwide distribution of her product to specialty stores, including Whole Foods Markets, her first major buyer. Follow her story as she overcomes the roadblocks that are put in front of anyone who attempts to start a business from scratch.
Varos is a cruel world where the descendants of a prison planet are fed a diet of endless video nasties... where execution is spectacle and torture high entertainment. The TARDIS is desperately short of Zeiton 7 ore to power its engines, and the Doctor and Peri know Varos is the only place they may find it.
In My Hero, some of the most prominent heroes and leaders of our time will share, in their own words, their thoughts and stories about the people who have been the greatest source of strength and inspiration to them. In these uncertain times, these stories about the extraordinary people whose words and deeds made an indelible impression will serve as welcome beacons.