Read by Juliet Stevenson and Simon Callow, A Literary Christmas is a seasonal anthology that collects together poems, short stories, and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language. Like Charles Dickens’ ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, they are representative of times old and new - from John Donne’s Elizabethan hymn over the baby Jesus to Rudyard Kipling’s "Christmas in India", from Thomas Tusser counting the cost of a Tudor feast to Laurie Lee’s "Cider with Rosie".
"Marvelous, with one very avoidable flaw"
Tax liens offer the same benefits as a mortgage, with even more safety. A tax lien takes a priority over any other lien on a piece of property. When you buy or broker tax lien certificates, you get the total security of the real estate on which the tax lien has been placed, as well as being in the senior position on any other liens that might exist.
"Straight to the point"
Michael E. Porter, the Bishop Lawrence University Professor at Harvard University, and Thomas H. Lee, chief medical officer at Press Ganey and the former network president of Partners HealthCare, write about why providers must lead the way in making value the overarching goal.
"The changing of the Landscape of healthcare"
During Prohibition a shamed wrestler named Butch "The Butcher" Cardinal is framed for murder and subsequently hunted by the cops, the mob, and a mysterious cabal who are eager to acquire a stolen trinket that might very well be as magical as the men claim. During the frame-up Butch came into possession of the piece and the cabal will do whatever they can - including murder - to get their hands on the object.
Renowned psychologists describe the most useful insights from social psychology that can help make you "wise": wise about why people behave the way they do, and wise about how to use that knowledge in understanding and influencing the people in your life. When faced with a challenge, we often turn to those we trust for words of wisdom. Friends, relatives, and colleagues - someone with the best advice about how to boost sales, the most useful insights into raising children, or the sharpest take on an ongoing conflict.
"Not Really About Wisdom. Nothing New Here."
Hear the stories of the scientists who have shaped the past 2,000 years. This audiobook provides an absorbing and intimate account of the lives of 20 eminent scientists who reached the heights of human achievement, including Archimedes, Bacon, Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Einstein, and more.
The World Is (Y)Ours is your guide to ascension and initiation into higher levels of consciousness, which will bring out abilities and gifts that you've always had but never knew how to tap into. You will learn how to utilize life's most powerful tools to your advantage: The power of thought(s), emotions, creative visualization, imagination, affirmations, the subconscious mind, the law of attraction, and the remaining laws of the universe...all in one book! You will soon have the ability to unlock all the tools you'll need to open doors that you never knew existed.
The women in this book played important roles in history, and their accomplishments span a range of fields, including the literary, the political and the medical. They include Cleopatra, Theodora, Joan of Arc, Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Christina, Madame de Maintenon, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Florence Nightingale, Susan B. Anthony, Sarah Bernhardt, Isadora Duncan, Jane Addams, Helen Keller, Madame Chiang Kai-shek, and others.
To appreciate the meaning and beauty of great works of art, we must be familiar with the lives of the geniuses who created them. For in the personalities and life stories of great artists is the key to their masterpieces.
To appreciate the beauty of great works of music, we must be familiar with the lives of the geniuses who composed them. For in the personalities and life-stories of great composers is the key to their masterpieces.
"Nice mini-biographies, but..."
From the Introduction: "Every biography is a story of adventure. The energetic personalities of the world represent an adventure in living. The philosophical personalities, on the other hand, represent an adventure in thinking. And when we examine the lives of the philosophers we find that the procession of a man's thoughts can be as exciting a spectacle as the pageantry of a man's deeds."
"Good, but all metaphysics"
Set during the height of World War II, The German examines the effect a series of ritualistic murders has on a small, Texas community. A killer preys on the young men of Barnard, Texas, leaving cryptic notes written in German. As the panic builds all eyes turn toward a quiet man with secrets of his own, who is trying to escape a violent past.
This absorbing audiobook presents the lives of 20 great founders and leading advocates of the world's foremost religions. Here are the historical facts and legends associated with these forceful personalities who have inspired and influenced humankind through the centuries.
"History - the Revised Version"
"Storm Warnings" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "High Stakes" by Jane Mayer; "Leaving Desire" by Jon Lee Anderson; "Rites" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Cowboy" by Thomas McGuane; "Come Rain or Come Shine" by John Lahr; "Unhappy Families" by Anthony Lane.
A madman. A secret, generations old. Another missing boy. They called the sadistic killer The River Rat, and he'd struck again. In a desperate search for his neighbor's son, Ted Lewis came face to face with the killer and survived, but his life was irrevocably altered.
In the indulgence of their egotistical ambitions and reckless whims, kings, conquerors and dictators have frequently presented a spectacle, sometimes comic but more often tragic in its results, that the authors have tried to bring back to life in this book. Here are living biographies of twenty famous rulers including: King Solomon, Caesar, Ivan the Terrible and more.
"Living Biographies of Famous Rulers"
Twenty of the world's greatest novelists live again! The authors take you on a magic carpet to the homes of these titans of literature, and you not only become their intimate friend but you acquire an even greater appreciation of their masterpieces.
"Colorful and fascinating!"
A panicked call from his ex-wife summons Ken Nicholson back to New Orleans, where his son has been attacked and left for dead. While his child's life hangs in the balance, Ken endures visions connected to a terrifying time from his past. As a teenager, he witnessed the brutal deaths of several young men, an act orchestrated by his benefactor, Travis Brugier. Following the shocking spectacle, Brugier kills himself before Ken's eyes. Now, decades later, someone wants Ken to remember, wants Ken to return to those violent days.
In other sectors of the economy, competition improves quality and efficiency, spurs innovation, and drives down costs. Health care should be no exception.
In 1847, Marjory Turner struggles with the difficult journey west to the Oregon Territory, recording her feelings in her journal. On the cusp of womanhood, she is ill equipped to deal with the hardships after her father dies in an accident midway through the journey. The already-strained relationship with her mother grows worse as her mother's behavior becomes more mysteriously irrational and Marjory is forced to take on the responsibility of her much younger siblings. But the trials strengthen Marjory.
"Ole Time Reflection"