When Michael Collins decided to become a surgeon, he was totally unprepared for the chaotic life of a resident at a major hospital. A natural overachiever, Collins' success in college and medical school led to a surgical residency at one of the most respected medical centers in the world, the famed Mayo Clinic. But compared to his fellow residents, Collins felt inadequate and unprepared.
In Carrying the Fire, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of the adventure of reaching the moon. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 spacewalk, presenting an evocative description of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon.
The 114 most important suppressed stories that didn't make it on your nightly news. Compiled and edited by American Free Press.
Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist, humanitarian, and an armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved families and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.
In Does Capitalism Have a Future?, a global quintet of distinguished scholars cut their way through to the question of whether our capitalist system can survive in the medium run. Despite the current gloom, conventional wisdom still assumes that there is no real alternative to capitalism. The authors argue that this generalization is a mistaken outgrowth of the optimistic nineteenth-century claim that human history ascends through stages to an enlightened equilibrium of liberal capitalism.
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This engaging history pulls listeners back to a chaotic time along the lower Rio Grande in the mid-19th century. Texas Devils challenges the time-honored image of "good guys in white hats" to reveal the more complicated and sobering reality behind the Ranger Myth. Michael L. Collins demonstrates that, rather than bringing peace to the region, the Texas Rangers contributed to the violence and were often brutal in their injustices against Spanish-speaking inhabitants.
"A Country in Itself"
Until he lost his arm, Dan Fortune was known all over Chelsea as a crook with promise. He was looting a ship when he slipped and fell, breaking his arm in so many places that the doctors were forced to amputate, ending his criminal career and forevermore branding him "Pirate Fortune". Since fate forced him to go straight, he has become the resident private eye of this run-down part of Manhattan, chiseling out a career of divorce work and subpoena delivery. But a big case is coming his way.
Norman Price, a 40-something playwright living in Chicago, considers the shuddering impact of the financial crash. What's needed, he thinks, is the will for a new existence. When his parents die, The New Existence becomes Norman's mantra as he tries to recalibrate his own shaken world. Norman's new existence is suddenly threatened by past secrets, and he receives a mysterious email from a man he has never met but whose name is painfully familiar....
Top Senate Republicans are urging the White House to withdraw Andrew Puzder’s nomination as Labor secretary, saying the embattled fast-food magnate doesn’t have the votes to win confirmation, according to news reports.
"Reports: Andrew Puzder's Nomination to Be Labor Secretary in Peril" is from the February 15, 2017 News section of USA Today. It was written by Michael Collins and narrated by Mark Ashby.
Sen. Bob Corker may not have been President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State, but he will have a critical role in the confirmation process for the man who got the nod.
Trump is far from the only person to see parallels between himself and Jackson. Members of his political team have been spinning the storyline for months that he is sort of a modern day Jackson, an outsider who took on the political establishment and rode into Washington to return power to the people.
"Historians Throw Water on Comparisons of Trump to Andrew Jackson" is from the February 05, 2017 News section of USA Today. It was written by Michael Collins and narrated by Mark Ashby.
The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency suggested to a gathering of conservative Republicans on Saturday that the agency could begin as early as next week the process of rolling back some of the federal regulations put in place by the Obama administration.
"EPA Head Suggests Rollback of Obama-Era Rules May Begin Next Week" is from the February 26, 2017 News section of USA Today. It was written by Michael Collins and narrated by Mark Ashby.
"Sen. Corker Could Land in Cabinet of a Trump Administration" is from the July 08, 2016, News section of The USA Today. It was written by Michael Collins and narrated by Paige McKinney .
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Francesca Crawford is sleeping when the murderer enters her apartment. The door is locked, but the killer is agile, climbing down from the roof, knife in hand. The killer is expert, stabbing Francesca only once, straight through the heart. She doesn't even wake up. John Andera comes to Dan Fortune, the one-armed private investigator, begging him to find justice for Francesca. Andera is a salesman, an ordinary fellow who met the girl - who turns out to be the high-class daughter of an upstate mayor - a few weeks before her death.
[Contains explicit content] In this episode of Limelight, The Lakers-loving, joke slinging Sklar Brothers take us into the world of failure. Comedians from Rooftop Comedy clubs from across the country bring us material that touches on all aspects of failure…from failure as a child to failure as a parent, it’s all there.
"Not really the Sklar Brothers."
"The Common Enemy", by George Packer; "The Old Gang", by Tad Friend; "The Spy Who Loved Me", by Lauren Collins; "Seeds of Doubt", by Michael Specter; and "Hide and Seek", by Anthony Lane.
"Smoke on the Water", by David Remnick; "Dream On", by Ben McGrath; "Everything, Everywhere", by Michael Schulman; "Home Economics", by James Surowiecki; "The Other Obama", by Lauren Collins; "By the Foot", by Ian Frazier; "Advanced Placement", by Janet Malcolm; and "Class Acts", by David Denby.