Brigham Young was a rough-hewn craftsman from New York whose impoverished and obscure life was electrified by the Mormon faith. He trudged around the United States and England to gain converts for Mormonism, spoke in spiritual tongues, married more than 50 women, and eventually transformed a barren desert into his vision of the Kingdom of God. While previous accounts of his life have been distorted by hagiography or polemical exposé, John Turner provides a fully realized portrait of a colossal figure in American religion, politics, and westward expansion.
"The Lion of the Lord says "Mind Your Own Business""
The Museum of Curiosity is BBC Radio 4's monumental comedy edifice, and the only one with gargoyles in the foyer. It allows nothing inside that doesn't make you scratch your head, stroke your chin or, at the very least, go 'hmm'. Fortunately, helping to fill its vacant plinths is a gathering of the world's most original minds. Among the guests bearing donations to the museum in these 25 episodes are Neil Gaiman, Sarah Millican, Clive James, Kate Adie, Sir Terry Pratchett, Ronni Ancona, Jon Ronson and many more.
Listen to the experts reveal the secrets of preparing budgets, justifying investments to top management, motivating employees, and more. Why waste years at an expensive business school, when you can hear top professors present all the practical strategies and techniques that M.B.A. candidates must learn - from management and accounting to marketing and human resources.
"Good Content, Too Much Fluff around it"
A handsome, high-profile, and tenacious defense attorney. Three elusive suspects. An investigation that stretches across four decades. And two frenetic murder trials. Decades of Doubt: The John McCabe Murder Saga is a gripping true-life mystery that follows the case of a 15-year-old boy bound and strangled in Massachusetts in 1969, the ensuing investigation that continues for over 40 years, and the shocking events of the resulting trials.
"Narration is a total distraction"
John Nathan-Turner was the ninth - and longest-serving - producer of classic Doctor Who, running the show from 1980 until it was effectively cancelled in 1989. In this candid memoir, he looks back over his years working on the series.
As one man approaches 50, he takes a look back at the years riddled with disappointment, heartache, unfulfilled dreams, and hopelessness. He's a prisoner to his own existence, allowing fear and his victim mentality to keep him from pursuing the life he's always wanted. But just when it seems that each day is the same monotonous routine, he meets Al and has an unexpected encounter that will turn his life upside down.